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JUST POLITICS
Cullen Talks Trade From the Mediterranean
Go Home Spot!
Child Safety Used As Front For Scams
The “H” Word Misused Again
Housing Statistics Use Questioned
Regional Polytechnic Merger Announced
Health Minister Annette King Talks To Nurses
Diplomatic Progress With North Korea
Rod Donald Tells The Children How To Save Planet
National And ACT Hypocritical – Margaret Wilson and Trevor Mallard
Have Your Say On The Roads

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Questions & Answers
TVNZ Charter Announced
Overstayers Offered Last Chance
Prof. Jane Kelsey: Trade Treaty Dilutes Our Sovereignty
Sutton Welcomes China/US PNTR Approval


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Cullen Talks Trade From the Mediterranean

- Overseas investors are relaxed about New Zealand's new labour laws, Minister of Finance Dr Michael Cullen said today from Malta. See... New Labour Laws No Big Deal For O/Seas Investors [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00313.htm


Go Home Spot!

- Green Party Co-Leader Rod Donald is returning seven 'Spot' soft toys to Telecom because he is concerned they were probably made by young girls in Chinese sweat shops. . Greens Return Sweat Shop 'Spots' To Telecom [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00311.htm


Child Safety Used As Front For Scams

- Party Leader Graham Capill is concerned that child safety is being used fraudulently to extract money from individuals and organisations. See... Child Safety Being Used To Commit Fraud [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00101.htm


The “H” Word Misused Again

- “Christian Right education activist Bruce Logan should be deeply ashamed of himself for using his recent odious comparison of liberal in vitro fertilisation access for lesbians, single women and men to the Nazi regime: says ALRANZ. See... ALRANZ Slams "Holocaust" - IVF Comparison [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00099.htm


Housing Statistics Use Questioned

- Sales of state houses by Housing New Zealand have outnumbered new purchases in the first six months since the election, figures released by ACT’s Housing spokesman Dr Muriel Newman, show. See... State House Sales Outnumber Purchases [1] . ACT MP Muriel Newman needs be up front about the statistics she uses to promote ACT's agenda, Housing Minister Mark Gosche replied. See... Newman Needs To Be Up Front [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00309.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00318.htm


Regional Polytechnic Merger Announced

- The proposed incorporation of Wairarapa Community Polytechnic into UCOL will go ahead from 1 January 2001, Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education) Steve Maharey announced today. See... Wairarapa Community Polytechnic To Merge With UCOL [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00315.htm


Health Minister Annette King Talks To Nurses

- Thank you for your invitation to speak today. As you may have heard me say before, I always take special pleasure in meeting groups of nurses, because nurses experience such a wide range of health issues and consequently have a wealth of ideas and knowledge. ... See... King Address To NZNO National Conference [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00314.htm


Diplomatic Progress With North Korea

- Foreign Minister Phil Goff announced today that a delegation of New Zealand officials is to visit North Korea to discuss the development of diplomatic relations between New Zealand and North Korea. See... Developments In North Korean Relations Welcomed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00297.htm


Rod Donald Tells The Children How To Save Planet

He mihi aroha, tena koutou katoa. I’m absolutely delighted to be invited to speak to you today as part of your Green Week activities. See... “Go Green to save the Planet” - Rod Donald [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00307.htm


National And ACT Hypocritical – Margaret Wilson and Trevor Mallard

- The government today sheeted home the sheer hypocrisy of National and Act's scaremongering over the inclusion of Treaty clauses in legislation. See... Opposition hypocrisy exposed [1] …Trevor Mallard is following a similar line.. Minister Offers Example Of Opposition Hypocrisy [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00306.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00299.htm


Have Your Say On The Roads

- Roading papers recently released to local authorities nationwide are part of a series of discussion documents aimed to spark debate about the management of New Zealand's roading systems,” Transport Minister Mark Gosche said today. See... Comment on roading papers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00305.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS


Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Questions & Answers

- Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Overstayers – Emigration and the Economy – Overstayers – NZ Post and the Kiwi Bank – Wairarapa Polytechnic - Capital Flows – ERO Review – TVNZ, Sky, TV3 and Parliamentary Broadcasts - Treaty Clauses - Nurse ... See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day - 20 September [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00131.htm


TVNZ Charter Announced

- The government has approved for consultation with the public and with the broadcasting industry the draft text of a charter for Television New Zealand, the Minister of Broadcasting, Marian Hobbs, announced today. See... TVNZ Draft Charter Released [1] for the release and the Text of the Draft Charter. REACTION: - NAT: KATHERINE RICH - TVNZ Charter states the obvious [2] - NZF WINSTON PETERS - TVNZ Charter Nonsensical Drivel - Peters [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00298.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00304.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00303.htm


Overstayers Offered Last Chance

The Minister of Immigration, Lianne Dalziel, said the Government has approved a one-off measure offering long-term, “well-settled” overstayers the opportunity to regularise their status in New Zealand before tough new immigration laws take effect. See... Last Chance For Well-Settled Overstayers [1] REACTION: - ACT: RICHARD PREBBLE - Winston Peters - Hypocrisy over Overstayers [2] - GREEN: KEITH LOCKE - Amnesty Arrangement Should Go Further - Greens [3] - NZF: WINSTON PETERS - Immigration System Must Be Cleaned Up [4] - NAT: ARTHUR ANAE - Minister must put amnesty on the agenda [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00301.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00312.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00308.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00302.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00292.htm


Prof. Jane Kelsey: Trade Treaty Dilutes Our Sovereignty

- Imagine the Government has announced a law that would prohibit any future government from ever reintroducing tariffs on anything, while it concedes that more factories will close and workers, mainly Maori and Pacific Island women, will lose their jobs ... See... Dialogue: Trade Treaty Dilutes Our Sovereignty [1] . See also the views of Aotearoa Educators... Frustration at Farcical Democratic 'debate' [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00100.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00102.htm

Sutton Welcomes China/US PNTR Approval

- Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton today welcomed the United States Senate's approval of permanent normal trade relations with China. See... United States Congress Passes China Trade Vote [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00317.htm


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