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JUST POLITICS
Do A Deal For Holiday Makers
ERMA’s GE Sheep Decision Bizarre
Sustainable Farming Fund Gets Huge Response
Learning Information Technology Skills At School
ACT Hop On Immigration Bandwagon
Potential In Meat And Wool Together
Hawkins Congratulates Kiwi Drug-Busters
Cullen Must Seize Initiative
Energy And Commitment In Motorola Project

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Dyson Defenders Send NZ Mixed Messages
DYSON DIC (sic) FULL COVERAGE
Swain Welcomes Over 500 Businesses To E-Commerce Summit
Howard’s End: Power Of One With New Zealand
Get Your MP To Demand A Kiwi Bank
Life Without A Race Relations Conciliator – Wilson Wants Discussion
Strange Sect Marriages Must Be Stopped
ALRANZ Tell CHP To Stick To What They Know

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JUST POLITICS

Do A Deal For Holiday Makers

- Tranz Rail must schedule extra sailings to make certain families don’t miss out on their travel bookings in the wake of TopCat’s closure, National Transport spokesperson Roger Sowry said today. See... TopCat And Tranz Rail Must Do Deal [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00012.htm


ERMA’s GE Sheep Decision Bizarre

- The Environmental Risk Management Authority's decision to approve an application to genetically engineer double-muscled sheep in the middle of a Royal Commission of Inquiry into genetic engineering is bizarre, Green MP and Health Spokesperson Sue Kedgley said. See... Serious Animal Welfare Issues In GE Sheep Approval [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00009.htm


Sustainable Farming Fund Gets Huge Response

- The number of applications for funding under the Sustainable Farming Fund exceeded expectations, Agriculture and Rural Affairs Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Huge Response To Sustainable Farming Fund [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00013.htm


Learning Information Technology Skills At School

- Education Minister Trevor Mallard today announced an additional 221 schools to take part in an extensive professional development programme in the use of information and communication technology (ICT). See... New clusters to improve ICT skills [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00002.htm


ACT Hop On Immigration Bandwagon

- ACT's belated interest in immigration shows they are the new populist party of New Zealand politics, says United New Zealand leader the Hon Peter Dunne. See... Immigration ACT's Latest Bandwagon Says Dunne [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00569.htm


Potential In Meat And Wool Together

- “Political advocacy for the Meat and Wool sectors would need to be a high priority for any potential new Statutory Board,” National's Agriculture Spokesperson Gavan Herlihy told the Wool Board AGM in Dunedin today. See... Great potential in meat and wool sectors together [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00566.htm


Hawkins Congratulates Kiwi Drug-Busters

- Minister of Police Hon. George Hawkins has congratulated New Zealand Police and Customs officers for their part in a major Heroin bust in Fiji. See... Fiji Heroin Bust - George Hawkins [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00558.htm


Cullen Must Seize Initiative

- ACT Finance spokesman Rodney Hide said today that Finance Minister Michael Cullen must seize the initiative following last week’s Business Forum. See... Cullen Must Seize Initiative [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00557.htm


Energy And Commitment In Motorola Project

- Government papers relating to the New Zealand case for a Motorola software development centre show the effort and commitment that went into the project, says Associate Minister for Economic Development Pete Hodgson. See... Motorola Papers Released [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00556.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

Dyson Defenders Send NZ Mixed Messages

- “The reaction from Labour MPs to the Ruth Dyson drunk-driving incident has been disappointing,” National's ACC spokesman Gerry Brownlee said today. See... Dyson Defenders Have Questions To Answer [1] and Late-Night Ministerial Decisions Need Reviewing [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00011.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00010.htm


DYSON DIC FULL COVERAGE

- RUTH DYSON - Resignation of ministerial portfolios - Dyson [1] - HELEN CLARKResignation of Ruth Dyson - PM [2] - MICHAEL CULLEN - Ruth's ACC contribution will be missed - Cullen [3] - JIM ANDERTON - Resignation of Hon Ruth Dyson [4] - WYATT CREECH - Government strain taking its toll [5] - ANNETTE KING - Resignation of Ruth Dyson [6] - PETER DUNNE - Dunne Applauds Dyson's Honourable Decision [7] - RICHARD PREBBLE - Prime Minister Had To Accept Dyson Resignation [8] - TARIANA TURIA - Ruth Dyson [9]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00551.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00552.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00567.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00562.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00561.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00559.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00555.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00554.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00553.htm


Swain Welcomes Over 500 Businesses To E-Commerce Summit

- Minister for Information Technology Paul Swain has welcomed more than 500 businesses to the government's e-commerce summit in Auckland, and challenged them to think about the future. See... Swain opens E-commerce Summit [1] and Swain opening address to E-commerce Summit [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00004.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00003.htm


Howard’s End: Power Of One With New Zealand

- There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come - and the time has come for our government to offer New Zealand as an independent and impartial forum for the brokerage of peace between peoples' and countries at war. See... Howard's End: NZ Could Be Peace Broker [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00004.htm


Get Your MP To Demand A Kiwi Bank

- Communities needing better banking facilities should be leaning on their local MP to get in behind the kiwi bank, Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton said. See... Get Your MP To Demand A Kiwi Bank [1] and Front-Up With The Answers, Jim [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00014.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00019.htm


Life Without A Race Relations Conciliator – Wilson Wants Discussion

- A new Human Rights Institution for New Zealand is proposed in a paper prepared for the Associate Justice Minister Margaret Wilson. See... A New Human Rights Institution [1] RELATED: - PANSY WONG - Treading on dangerous ground over Race Office [2] - RICHARD PREBBLE - “Dump Human Rights Commission Instead” – Prebble [3] - PETER DUNNE - Dunne Attacks Plan To Scrap Race Relations Office [4] - TONY RYALL - Race Relations Office Doomed [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00568.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00565.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00563.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00550.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00548.htm


Strange Sect Marriages Must Be Stopped

- “The Corrective Party wants to stop this immorality in Parliament once and for all. The voters of this country never meant for MMP to mean Multiple Member Perversions - yet that is what happened during the first MMP Parliament!!!” said Sister Obiteria, legal spokesnun for the Corrective Party. See... Correctives: Stop Strange-Sect Marriages!!! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00006.htm


ALRANZ Tell CHP To Stick To What They Know

- “ALRANZ regards the recent Christian Heritage Party media statement on the ‘True Love Waits’ fear-based sexuality ‘education’ seminars as interference in matters that do not concern their organisation.” See... CHP Bereft of Sexual Health Expertise [1] and Chastity Programme Gets Thumbs Up [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00003.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00100.htm

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