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JUST POLITICS
Kaikohe Parole Office Out Of Control
Police Minister Encouraged By More Diverse Police Recruits
Cullen Ignores Advice On Super
National Seminar To Put NZ Defence Role In Spotlight
Disposing Of Hobsonville Airforce Base
Insider Trading Report Welcomed
Community Benefits From School Gyms
Air Agreement Won’t Change Air NZ Stance
Open Skies Benefit For Exporters
Second Phase Of Animal Products Act

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House - Questions Of The Day
Greens Tell Nosy Admiral To Butt Out
PM’s Presser: Sensible Shoes and Defence Spending
Jordan Carter: Return To labour, ACTivists
Mike Heine: Errors On My Way
Kedgley Says Time Is Now To Buy Back Rail

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JUST POLITICS


Kaikohe Parole Office Out Of Control

- The Government gave misleading assurances to Parliament last week that the situation in the parole office in Kaikohe was under control, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks said today. See... Govt Misled Public Over Kaikohe Probation Problems [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00353.htm


Police Minister Encouraged By More Diverse Police Recruits

- Minister of Police Hon. George Hawkins is pleased Police have focussed on increasing the numbers of Maori, Pacific Islands and ethnic officers. See... Maori, Pacific Island & Ethnic Police Recruits [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00357.htm


Cullen Ignores Advice On Super

- Finance Minister Michael Cullen appears to have ignored officials' advice that his super fund will lead to lower levels of private savings. See... Cullen Over-Rides Advice On Super Fund [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00356.htm


National Seminar To Put NZ Defence Role In Spotlight

- Opposition leader Jenny Shipley will give a frank appraisal of New Zealand's role in regional defence at a policy seminar in Auckland this week. See... Wayne Mapp: National Defence Policy Seminar [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00341.htm


Disposing Of Hobsonville Airforce Base

- The Minister of Defence Mark Burton and Economic Development Minister Jim Anderton have confirmed that work is proceeding on the disposal of Hobsonville Air Force Base. See... Hobsonville Airforce Base Disposal Process [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00351.htm


Insider Trading Report Welcomed

- Commerce Minister Paul Swain has welcomed the release yesterday of the New Zealand Securities Commission report on Insider Trading Law and Practice. See... Report On Insider Trading Welcomed - Swain [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00354.htm


Community Benefits From School Gyms

- 20 November 2000 The provision of adequate gymnasium facilities in girls' schools is particularly important for the health of our community, Wellington Central MP and former school principal, Marian Hobbs, said today. See... Gyms Important For Community Health - Marian Hobbs [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00350.htm


Air Agreement Won’t Change Air NZ Stance

- New Zealand’s policy on foreign investment in Air New Zealand has not changed, Transport Minister Mark Gosche said today. See... No change in Airline Investment Stance [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00346.htm


Open Skies Benefit For Exporters

- The “Open Skies” aviation agreement between New Zealand and Australia would be of great benefit to exporters, Trade Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Open Skies agreement good for exporters [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00344.htm


Second Phase Of Animal Products Act

- From today, new primary processing businesses of animal products need to have a risk management programme in place before they begin operating. See... Animal Products Act second phase comes into force [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00343.htm

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS


Scoop Is In The House - Questions Of The Day

- Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Widening Of Closing The Gaps – Regional Development – Defence Purchasing – Community Work Scheme – Mainland Stevedores – New School Gyms – Kaikohe Parole Office – Fiji Constitution – Auditing Closing The Gaps. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 21 November [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00125.htm

Greens Tell Nosy Admiral To Butt Out

- Green Party Defence spokesperson Keith Locke rejected a visiting US admiral's call for New Zealand to spend more on defence, but National's Defence spokesman Wayne Mapp said the Prime Minister's dismissive response to US Admiral Dennis Blair shows how badly out of touch the Government is with New Zealand’s international defence responsibilities. See... US Admiral Should Butt Out Of NZ Defence Debate [1] MORE REACTION - NATS - Reality a bitter pill to swallow for PM [2] - ACT - Labour’s Defence Spending Focussed On The Now [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00349.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00347.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00352.htm


PM’s Presser: Sensible Shoes and Defence Spending

- “High heels that make one’s life a misery are not about to be purchased,” said Prime Minister Helen Clark today, in response to suggestions she should upgrade her wardrobe. See... PM Holds Onto Her Sensible Shoes [1] . Also at today’s post Cabinet press conference, Miss Clark defended the Government’s defence spending priorities, after a visiting United States Navy admiral reportedly criticised New Zealand for not spending enough on high tech military equipment. See... Defence Money Going To Right Places, PM Says [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00119.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00118.htm


Jordan Carter: Return To labour, ACTivists

- Generally you know when you read Mike Heine’s writing that you’re in for a laugh. Besides actually being quite a good writer at times, his comic sense is often enhanced by the fact he doesn’t even realise that he’s being funny most of the time. See... On The Left – ACTivists Denied [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00084.htm


Mike Heine: Errors On My Way

- Okay, a confession: I was once Nelson’s representative at a nationwide Labour Youth conference. See... On The Right: Confessions Of A Misspent Youth [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00083.htm


Kedgley Says Time Is Now To Buy Back Rail

- If ever there was a time to invest in upgrading or buying back our rail network, it is surely now. See... Strong line needed over rail route [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00345.htm


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