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Today's Scoop Just Politics News Summary

POLITICS HEADLINES:
Liam Ashley: Report Shows Bungling By Corrections And Chubb
Energy: Draft Energy Strategy Released
Housing News: Residential Properties Rise In Value By 9.4%
Trade: State To Seek Legal, Sustainable Wood
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Liam Ashley: Report Shows Bungling By Corrections And Chubb

In Late August 2006 Liam Ashley, 17, was assaulted in a Chubb security van as it was driven to the remand prison in Mt Eden, Auckland. Liam Ashley was in the van with George Charlie Baker, who has pled guilty to murder. This morning the Department of Corrections released - The Investigation of the circumstances surrounding the death at Auckland Public Hospital of Prisoner Liam John Ashley of Auckland Central Remand Prison on 25 August 2006. See... Liam Ashley Report: Findings And PDF [1]
ALSO:

  • National - Report strengthens call for Minister to resign [2]
  • National - Ashley report: O’Connor must go [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00140.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00213.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00200.htm


    Energy: Draft Energy Strategy Released

    Energy and Climate Change Minister David Parker today released the Government's draft energy strategy, which proposes that as much new electricity generation as possible should be renewable. Mr Parker said the energy strategy aims to ensure New Zealand develops a sustainable and affordable energy system which minimises greenhouse gas emissions, and which will give New Zealand an enduring competitive advantage over other countries. See... Energy strategy points to sustainable pathway [1]
    ALSO:

  • Ministry for the Environment - Draft Energy Strategy Q&A sessions on 12, 13 Dec [2]
  • Sustainable Energy Forum - Initial Comments on NZ Energy Strategy [3]
  • Business Council for Sustainable Development - Climate change direction the right one [4]
  • Motor Industry Association - Draft New Zealand Energy Strategy [5]
  • Contact Energy - Contact welcomes draft energy strategy [6]
  • Massey University - Making the most of renewable energy sources [7]
  • Automobile Association - AA welcomes release of NZ Energy Strategy [8]
  • Transpower - Transpower welcomes focus on renewable energy [9]
  • NZ Windfarms - Government announcement delights wind farm CEO [10]
  • National - Senior citizens feel chill of power price hikes [11]
  • Scoop Link - MED: New Zealand Energy Strategy [12]
  • TrustPower - TrustPower Welcomes Government Energy Strategy [13]
  • Business New Zealand - Long Term Focus Welcomed [14]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00209.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0612/S00140.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0612/S00141.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0612/S00170.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0612/S00171.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0612/S00172.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0612/S00029.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0612/S00175.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0612/S00173.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0612/S00174.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00201.htm
    [12] - http://www.med.govt.nz/templates/ContentTopicSummary____19431.aspx
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0612/S00177.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0612/S00178.htm


    Housing News: Residential Properties Rise In Value By 9.4%

    QV Valuations’ November statistics released today show national growth in residential property values of 9.4% over the past year (calculated over the three months ending November 2006 in comparison to the same period last year). The growth rate is marginally slower than the 9.6% reported in October. The average New Zealand sale price over the period was $347,005. “Although property values across the country are continuing to increase, the rate of growth has been easing throughout 2006” said QV spokesperson Blue Hancock. “However, the spring property market has seen a number of areas bounce back." See... Residential Property Increases 9.4% [1]
    ALSO:

  • Sludge Report #173: Meanwhile Down At t'Bank [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0612/S00162.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00120.htm


    Trade: State To Seek Legal, Sustainable Wood

    Minister of Forestry, Jim Anderton today announced the Labour-Progressive government's policy on illegal logging and associated trade. He said that illegal logging was a complex problem that was not going to be ended overnight but that the New Zealand government had set clear and reasonable goals and was now working to implement them. See... Tackling Illegall Logging [1]
    ALSO:

  • Greens - Tougher import rules for timber needed [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00198.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00208.htm


    MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES:

  • NZ Govt - Goff to Meet Trade and Defence Counterparts [1]
  • National - True cost of extra police doubles [2]
  • National - Consumer mag: You need to be sicker to get surgery [3]
  • NZ First - NZ First Calls For Population Policy [4]
  • United Future - Tax payer should not cover Rae family negligence [5]
  • ACT - Winning In Public, Winning In Parliament [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00205.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00202.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00206.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00210.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00211.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00212.htm


    POLITICAL COLUMNS:

  • The Letter Limited - The Letter – Monday, 11 December 2006 [1]
  • John Bishop - Communications Line: It’s the strategy, dummy [2]
  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00141.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00142.htm


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