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JUST POLITICS
Law Creates Black Market For Little Green Lizards
Winston Tells Grey Power Of Wellington Madness
‘Thank God For Old Economy’ – Shipley To Farmers
Cullen Likes The Look Of Confidence Figures
The Shame Of The NZ Rail Sale – Peters Speech
Regional Development For A Stronger National Economy
Melbourne Murder Highlights Need For Abortion Clinic Security
The New Write: Young Nats Political Newsletter

TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
David Miller: NZ & Booze, A Dysfunctional Relationship
Pete Hodgson In Bonn For Climate Talks
Local Govt Treaty Powers Will Cost Ratepayers
Nats Sitting On The Fence Over Super
Seafaring Lemon Charles Upham Sold For Peanuts
Post-Autistic Economics Newsletter

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JUST POLITICS


Law Creates Black Market For Little Green Lizards

- News reports of illegal trade of the native Gecko highlight the unintended results of narrow-minded conservation laws, ACT MP Gerry Eckhoff said today. See... Gecko Smuggling A Result Of Narrow-Minded Law [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00272.htm


Winston Tells Grey Power Of Wellington Madness

- Richard Prebble of all people has publically endorsed Michelle Boag - what other reason do you need not to vote for her? See... Winston Peters Speech: Michelle Boag, Drinking Age [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00270.htm


‘Thank God For Old Economy’ – Shipley To Farmers

- In the last couple of years since the drought and Asia, agriculture has come back with a vengeance and has been punching well above its weight. See... Jenny Shipley Speech to Federated Farmers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00269.htm


Cullen Likes The Look Of Confidence Figures

- “The seasonally adjusted rebound in the Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion to plus 16 percent in the June quarter is significant and bodes well for economic growth in the second half of this year,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said. See... Confidence Rebound Augurs Well For Economy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00266.htm


The Shame Of The NZ Rail Sale – Peters Speech

- 14 years ago New Zealand commenced a massive programme of privatising its assets—everything in the family chest was first corporatised and then to be sold off. Virtually everything was to be on the chopping block under first Labour and then National. See... New Zealand Rail—Piracy Through Privatisation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00263.htm


Regional Development For A Stronger National Economy

- Regional development will be boosted by a major Regional Development Conference to be held in November this year, Regional Development Minister Jim Anderton announced today to the Mayors' Taskforce for Jobs. See... Conference To Boost Regional Development [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00260.htm


Melbourne Murder Highlights Need For Abortion Clinic Security

- “ALRANZ condemns the cold-blooded murder of Steven Rogers, a security guard at an East Melbourne abortion clinic who was shot down yesterday morning.” Craig Young, Research Officer for the Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand said. See... ALRANZ Condemns Melbourne Murder of Security Guard [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00053.htm


The New Write: Young Nats Political Newsletter

- Social Services Minister Steve Maharey is under pressure over his behaviour in concealing information about the merger of WINZ, and his role in the Christine Rankin debacle. During cross-examination in the Rankin court case, Mr Maharey claimed he couldn't recall or remember something twenty-four times. See... The New Write 15/7/01 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00049.htm

TOP SCOOPS


David Miller: NZ & Booze, A Dysfunctional Relationship

- The option called for most often by those concerned with the levels of youth drinking in this country is a revision of the legal age that requires a person to be 20 before they can buy alcohol. However when it comes to youth binge drinking, taking this option will solve little. See... David Miller: Overcoming Youth Drinking [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00092.htm

Pete Hodgson In Bonn For Climate Talks

- Pete Hodgson, Convenor of the Ministerial Group on Climate Change, departs for Germany tomorrow to represent New Zealand at a world conference on climate change. See... Hodgson to Bonn for climate talks [1] - Forest Sinks And The Kyoto Protocol [2] - Japan: Climate Saviour Or Climate Killer? - Greenpeace [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00259.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00265.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00051.htm


Local Govt Treaty Powers Will Cost Ratepayers

- Calls at the Local Government New Zealand conference for broader guidelines on the Treaty of Waitangi will harm the credibility of local government, National's Justice spokesperson Wayne Mapp said. See... Political correctness gone mad at LGNZ [1] MORE: - LGNZ - Review Provides Power For Councils To Grow Up! [2] - Greens - Local Government Act Changes Silent On Treaty [3] - Marion Hobbs - Rio To Reality - Placebo, Panadol Or Panacea [4] - Gerry Eckhoff - Powers of Competence Damnify Citizens' Rights [5] - Helen Clark - LGNZ Conference [6] - Sandra Lee - Speech To LGNZ Annual Conference [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00256.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00052.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00262.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00261.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00257.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00248.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00242.htm


Nats Sitting On The Fence Over Super

- "National's stance on New Zealand superannuation is predictable, cynical and confused," Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. Dr Cullen was responding to National's announcement that they will vote against the formation of the New Zealand Superannuation Fund, and their failure to propose any alternative. See... Predictable, cynical and confused [1] and National Can't Duck Hard Super Questions - Anderton [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00255.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00264.htm


Seafaring Lemon Charles Upham Sold For Peanuts

- “This vessel, which unfortunately was given the name of our most decorated war hero, has never carried out the sealift role for which it was originally acquired,” Mark Burton said. See... Lemon Ship Sold [1] MORE: - Nats - Charles Upham Sold For Peanuts [2] - Historical Revisionism Alive And Well [3] - ACT - Another Nail in the Defence Forces' Coffin [4] - More Serious Revelations To Come On LAVs [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00254.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00252.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00268.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00258.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00267.htm

Post-Autistic Economics Newsletter

- In this issue: - the editor, A Moderate Proposal - The Cambridge 27, Opening Up Economics - Paul Ormerod, Beyond Criticism - Steve Keen, Economists Have No Ears - Grazia Ietto-Gillies, Economics and Multinationals - Emmanuelle Biencourt , A Year in French Economics - Le Movement Autisme-Économie, American Textbooks. See... Post Autistic Economics [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0107/S00043.htm

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