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JUST POLITICS
Organics Continue To Soar
Child Safety Crisis - ACT
The Commonwealth, UN And Fiji
Massey University Expansion Hits A Snag
Two weeks Of Overseas Conferences For Cullen
Prebble’s Comments Reek Of Misinformation – Hawkins
Goff Addresses UN General Assembly
No New Ideas In Cobbled Together Charter
School Zoning Exceptions
Prebble With Peters On Maori Seats
ACT See Crime Stats A Little Differently
Not Enough Time For Singapore Trade Agreement Submissions
Healthy Crown Financial Statement Our Work – English
Tertiary Competition Compromising Education
Pete Hodgson On Government & Growth

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Latest Political Polls - NBR and TVNZ
Sensitive Govt Documents Found On Used PCs
S11 From The Barricades
Student Environmentalists Protest McDonald’s Clean Up NZ Sponsorship

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JUST POLITICS


Organics Continue To Soar

- Green Party Agriculture Spokesperson Ian Ewen-Street today said the benefits to New Zealand of switching to organics were becoming clearer with every passing day, and the facts were now impossible to ignore. See... Demand for safe food continues to soar [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00277.htm


Child Safety Crisis - ACT

- The number of potential child abuse cases reported to the Child Youth and Family Service, hit a record of 2,489 last month, prompting Act Social Welfare spokesman Dr Muriel Newman to call for an urgent reorganisation of the department. See... Child Protection Systems in Crisis [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00276.htm


The Commonwealth, UN And Fiji

- Foreign Minister Phil Goff today welcomed the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group's decision to appoint a Special Envoy who would act as a facilitator to accelerate the restoration of democracy and to promote national unity in Fiji. See... CMAG And Fiji [1] . Scoop also has transcripts of two speeches by the Fijian PM see… Address To UN General Assembly [2] and Resolving The Political Crisis In Fiji [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00274.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0009/S00164.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0009/S00163.htm


Massey University Expansion Hits A Snag

- Education Minister Trevor Mallard has made a preliminary decision to decline an application by Massey University and Auckland College of Education to merge. See... Preliminary Decision On Massey/ACE Merger [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00273.htm


Two weeks Of Overseas Conferences For Cullen

- Finance Minister Michael Cullen flies to Frankfurt today for a whirlwind two-week series of international conferences. See... Cullen's overseas itinerary [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00270.htm


Prebble’s Comments Reek Of Misinformation – Hawkins

- Minister of Police Hon. George Hawkins said comments made today by ACT Leader Richard Prebble reek of misinformation. See... ACT Leader Is Misinformed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00268.htm


Goff Addresses UN General Assembly

- First, Mr President, may I begin by joining with others who have congratulated you on your election. May I also assure you of the New Zealand delegation’s full cooperation as you carry out your important duties. I would also like to welcome the admission ... See... Phil Goff UN General Assembly Statement [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00266.htm


No New Ideas In Cobbled Together Charter

- “The Draft TVNZ charter as outlined in newspapers this weekend shows that 10 months after the election Marian Hobbs still doesn't have any real ideas about the future of television,” National's Katherine Rich said today. See... Minister Must Explain Her Vision For TVNZ [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00272.htm


School Zoning Exceptions

- National MP Pansy Wong has given her backing to Christchurch Boys High School principal Colin Croudis in his bid to seek dispensation so that out-of-zone students can enrol at his school for Chinese language courses. See... Transparency Needed For School Zoning Dispensation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00271.htm


Prebble With Peters On Maori Seats

- The vicious personal attacks on the Rt. Hon Winston Peters for his speech calling for the abolition of the Maori seats shows how illogical New Zealand politics has become, said ACT Leader, Hon Richard Prebble ... See... Prebble Supports Peters [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00254.htm


ACT See Crime Stats A Little Differently

- The public are now seeing the results of Labour’s insistence that petty property crimes receive priority, said ACT Leader, Hon Richard Prebble. See... Prebble: The Real Crime Statistics [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00253.htm


Not Enough Time For Singapore Trade Agreement Submissions

- The Green Party says it shocked by today's decision by the Foreign Affairs Select Committee to give the public only nine days to make submissions on the Singapore Free Trade Agreement. See... Committee Scrutiny of Singapore FTA a shocker [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00251.htm


Healthy Crown Financial Statement Our Work – English

- The strength of the Crown Financial Statements reflects the vigour of the economy the Labour Government inherited, National Finance spokesperson Bill English said today. See... Accounts show economy's high tide mark [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00249.htm


Tertiary Competition Compromising Education

- The Green Party today said increased competition for students by tertiary institutions was further increasing barriers to tertiary education. See... Advertising Before Education In Tertiary Sector [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00248.htm


Pete Hodgson On Government & Growth

- You've asked me to talk about the role of Government in business development. I'm going to tell you why I think there is one, then a little about some practical measures we're taking to fill that role. See... Government For Growth [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00247.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

Latest Political Polls - NBR and TVNZ

- For the NBR-Compaq poll -including full regional/age/sex/income group breakdown See... NBR-Compaq UMR Insight Poll - Full Breakdown [1] . See also...One News/Colmar Brunton Poll [2] and, for United Leader Peter Dunne's spin on developments...Latest TVNZ Political Poll Ignores A Crucial Point [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00110.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00111.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00275.htm


S11 From The Barricades

– Activists returning from S11 in Melbourne have been busy writing up their views on the Battle of Melbourne. See... An Activists Diary: The Battle Of Melbourne [1] , Grafiiti from the Battle of Melbourne [2] and The Battle of Melbourne – SWO Song [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00087.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00085.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00084.htm


Student Environmentalists Protest McDonald’s Clean Up NZ Sponsorship

- A non-violent action by a nation-wide coalition of student environmental groups aims to draw attention to the hypocrisy of McDonalds' sponsorship of Clean Up NZ Week (18-23 September). See... ECOACTION Supports Clean-Up-Mcdonalds-Day [1] and Clean Up your Act McDonalds [2] . See... Clean-Up New Zealand Week [3] for Conservation Minister Marion Hobbs' statement of supprt for Clean Up NZ Week.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00083.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00081.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00269.htm


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