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JUST POLITICS
Govt Has No Influence On Commerce Commission Decisions
Health Survey A Wake-Up Call To NZ
Good News For Wine Exports
Weekly Select Committee News
Anderton Addresses NewLabour Party Conference
Double Team Bungle On Housing
Casino Report A Waste Of Time
Nuked Food Could Slip In To NZ Supermarkets
Murder Suicide Highlight Need For Law Change - ACT

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Hard News Is Here
Goff Says Middle East Situation Deteriorating Dangerously
Is This What Richard Poole Is Telling Fellow Young NZers?
Upton Online: Elderly Cannabis Cultivators, Superannuation, TOW
Dart Throwing Dumb, Unprofessional
I’m Not Admitting Anything, Franks Says To NZUSA

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Govt Has No Influence On Commerce Commission Decisions

- “The Government has no influence over Commerce Commission decisions, and that is the way it should stay,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. See... Commerce Commission decision independent [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00291.htm


Health Survey A Wake-Up Call To NZ

- Health Minister Annette King says the Commonwealth Fund survey of 2500 doctors and clinicians in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom provides a wake-up call on quality issues in all five countries. See... Survey A Health Wake-Up Call [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00288.htm


Good News For Wine Exports

- New World Wine Producers have agreed on most of the wording of an Agreement protecting the expanding international wine trade from unnecessary regulatory barriers, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Agreement on wine making techniques welcome [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00293.htm


Weekly Select Committee News

- SELECT COMMITTEE BUSINESS From 6 October to 13 October 2000 Committee meetings There were 21 committee meetings. All but one were in the parliamentary complex. See... Weekly Select Committee News - 13th October [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00292.htm


Anderton Addresses NewLabour Party Conference

- It was built around a commitment to ideals that are as relevant today as they ever were: That everyone should have equality of opportunity in a democratic society. Jobs, education and health care for everyone. See... Anderton NewLabour Party Conference Address [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00290.htm


Double Team Bungle On Housing

- “ACT MP Muriel Newman and National MP Tony Ryall have bungled again,” Housing Minister Mark Gosche said today. See... Double Act Bungle Again [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00282.htm


Casino Report A Waste Of Time

- “The report into the Sky City Casino seems to highlight staff infringements that are no different from any large firm with a number of staff,” said ACT Internal Affairs spokesman Penny Webster. See... Casino Report Time Wasting Exercise [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00280.htm


Nuked Food Could Slip In To NZ Supermarkets

- Irradiated herbs, nuts, teas and spices may soon be on sale in New Zealand after a decade long moratorium on irradiated food, Green Health and Safe Food spokesperson Sue Kedgley said today. See... ANZFA permission sought for nuked food [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00278.htm


Murder Suicide Highlight Need For Law Change - ACT

- The tragic murder-suicide of Rosemary Perkins and her three daughters Alice, Maria and Cherie, aged 8 6, and 23 months, is a shocking reminder of the urgency of the need for change to New Zealand’s family laws. See... Shared Parenting [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00277.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS


Hard News Is Here

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... well, thanks to the people who emailed me about last week's Hard News and to the people who've mentioned it through the week. And thanks especially to the folks who talked to me about Hard News at Derrick Carter. I love you too ... See... HARD NEWS 13/10/00 - Pathologically Constructive [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00075.htm

Goff Says Middle East Situation Deteriorating Dangerously

- Foreign Minister Phil Goff today joined other representatives of the international community in appealing to Israelis and Palestinians to step back from the brink of warfare that would be disastrous not only for their countries, but for their whole region. See... Goff On Israeli/Palestinian Crisis [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00284.htm

Is This What Richard Poole Is Telling Fellow Young NZers?

- Scoop has received the following courtesy of the visible hand…..we do not know whether in fact it is a speech by Rich Poole (we think probably not). Nevertheless it is amusing reading…. See... Alleged Richard Poole Speech [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00061.htm

Upton Online: Elderly Cannabis Cultivators, Superannuation, TOW

- News that a 74 year old pensioner has been convicted for cultivating cannabis and possessing it for supply has brought upton-on-line up with a start. He did it as a protest against the fact that the Housing Corporation would not concrete his drive. See... Upton-on-line October 6th [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00285.htm


Dart Throwing Dumb, Unprofessional

- “Teachers who were forced to make darts at training days for the replacement for School Certificate resented the time wasting involved and felt it was highly unprofessional,” said Concerned Teachers spokesperson Peter Calvert. Mr Calvert ... See... Dumb Dart Throwing, Dumb Qualification [1] and "Please Explain Stupid Training" - Awatere Huata [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0010/S00014.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00272.htm


I’m Not Admitting Anything, Franks Says To NZUSA

- Last night NZUSA claimed that ACT Tertiary Education spokesman Stephen Franks had admitted flaws in ACT’s stance on voluntary membership of student unions. “The NZUSA release is deceptive,” responded Mr Franks. See... ACT Clarifies Position On Student Union Membership [1] and ACT MP Admits Inherent Problems in VSM [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00281.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0010/S00012.htm

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