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JUST POLITICS
Disappointment, But No Surprises In Business Confidence
Labour In Hot Water Over Maori Fisheries
ACT MP Pig Farmer’s Champion
Superannuation Fund Changes Will Save Taxpayer Money
Takeovers Code Positive For Business
New Tax Legislation Before Parliament
Eco-Unfriendly Company Warnings Predictable
Greens welcome climate change inquiry
Speechifying

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House - Questions
Sludge Report: A Trio Of Economic Heresies
Cabinet Approves NZ Peace Deployment To Solomons
Goff Confident Kidnapped Kiwi Is OK
Anderton Praises Controversial Youth Suicide Programme
Talk-Fest Won’t Help NZ Businesses

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JUST POLITICS

Disappointment, But No Surprises In Business Confidence

- “The fall in confidence in the NZIER's September quarter survey of business opinion is disappointing but not surprising,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. See... Fall in confidence disappointing but no surprise [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00327.htm


Labour In Hot Water Over Maori Fisheries

- “The Government’s failure to seriously address the Mäori fisheries assets allocation issue puts it at risk of losing key Mäori seats at the next election,” Harry Mikaere, Chairman of the Treaty Tribes Coalition, warned today. See... Government Risks Losing Key Mäori Seats [1] and Labour In Trouble Over Fisheries Settlement- ACT [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00072.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00342.htm


ACT MP Pig Farmer’s Champion

- ACT MP Owen Jennings, led a delegation to the Manawatu-Whanganui Regional Council today demanding compensation for the Bierstaker family who lost their Foxton pig farming business as a result of neighbours complaining to the regional council about smells from the farm. See... ACT MP Heads Compensation Delegation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00343.htm


Superannuation Fund Changes Will Save Taxpayer Money

- “The changes the Government is making to the Government Superannuation Fund will save the taxpayer money without compromising the rights or entitlements of Fund pensioners,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. See... GSF Changes Will Save Taxpayer Money [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00341.htm


Takeovers Code Positive For Business

- Minister of Commerce Paul Swain says the Takeovers Code being gazetted this week is good news for New Zealand business. See... Takeovers Code Good For Business [1] to the issue.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00335.htm


New Tax Legislation Before Parliament

- Legislation introduced into Parliament yesterday contains two key measures for making the progressive tax system more equitable. See... Taxation Bill Introduces Equity Measures [1] . The Government has moved to reduce tax compliance costs for businesses in a bill introduced into Parliament yesterday. See... Tax Bill Cuts Business Compliance Costs [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00332.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00331.htm


Eco-Unfriendly Company Warnings Predictable

- The Green Party today said it was no surprise that TransAlta were asking the government to act cautiously on introducing eco-taxes to combat climate change as TransAlta was largely reliant on non-renewable gas to generate its electricity. See... Responsible companies have nothing to fear [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00320.htm


Greens welcome climate change inquiry

- Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today said she was pleased a select committee inquiry into the role of local government in meeting New Zealand's climate change targets will start this week. See... Greens welcome climate change inquiry [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00321.htm


Speechifying

- LAILA HARRE - Good evening, and welcome to everyone who has gathered here tonight to launch New Zealand's inaugural Sexual Harassment Prevention Week. - WINSTON PETERS - See... Peters Addresses Distiled Spirits Assn. [1] - MICHAEL CULLEN - Michael Cullen Address to Rotary Club of Remuera [2] PAUL SWAIN - Paul Swain Address To IEE [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00340.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00333.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00329.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

Scoop Is In The House

- Today’s questions concerned the subjects of: Solomons Peace Keeping – Inflation – People’s Bank – Business Confidence - Buddle Finlay’s Bills – Parental Leave – Maori Fisheries Allocation – Takeovers Code – Police Car Chases – Backdoor Inflation (Packaging) – Income Related Rents – Marine Reserves – Singapore Free Trade Agreement . See… SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –17 October [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00099.htm


Sludge Report: A Trio Of Economic Heresies

- IN THIS EDITION: Setting The Scene: Stockmarkets Mark the 13th Anniversary Of The 1987 Crash - Heresy 1: An Explanation For The Vegetative State of the Domestic NZ Economy – Ugly Monetary Aggregates - Heresy 2: Buying Tranz Rail - Heresy 3: Henry the VIth Bananas, And OPEC’s Bank Proposal. See... Sludge Report #34 – A Trio Of Economic Heresies [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00098.htm


Cabinet Approves NZ Peace Deployment To Solomons

- Cabinet has approved in principle that New Zealand should participate in an international peace monitoring team in the Solomon Islands, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Phil Goff said this afternoon. See... NZ Peace Monitoring Team To Solomons Approved [1] . See also... Downer Welcomes Signing Of Solomons Peace Deal [2] REACTION - ACT - ACT Seeks Urgent Debate On Solomons Deployment [3] - NATS - Solomons Deployment Seems Appropriate [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00092.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0010/S00105.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00325.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00324.htm


Goff Confident Kidnapped Kiwi Is OK

- Hopes are high that a New Zealander and four other hostages kidnapped in Ecuador are unhurt, Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Phil Goff said this afternoon. See... Goff Says Kidnapped NZer Is Probably Unharmed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00093.htm

Anderton Praises Controversial Youth Suicide Programme

- Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton believes a TV3 programme on youth suicide will make a very helpful contribution to the issue. See... Youth Suicide Programme 'Helpful' [1] See also ... TV Programme Confronts Youth Suicide [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00334.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00337.htm


Talk-Fest Won’t Help NZ Businesses

- “The country’s businesses and employers need much more than a charm offensive and a talk-fest from this Government,” National Finance spokesperson Bill English said today. See... Business Need More Than A Charm Offensive [1] . See also Canterbury Gets Raw Deal Over Govt Business Forum [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00322.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00323.htm


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