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Govt Unveils Maori TV Plan
Nats Have Super Committee, But Still No Policy
Integrating Labour Standards Into Trade Agreements
Labour MPs Snob Paid Parental Leave Rally
Questions Over Labour MP’s Meridian Ad Unanswered
Primary Students’ Reading Improving
Cull Report’s ‘One Stop Shop’ Recommendation Welcomed

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Varsity Students Welcome PTE Funding Moratorium

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Govt Unveils Maori TV Plan

- Prime Minister Helen Clark and Maori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia said today that the establishment of a Maori Television Service ushers in an exciting new era in broadcasting which will help to enrich New Zealand's society, culture and heritage. See... New Maori TV Service An Exciting New Era [1] MORE: - Maori Television Service Summary [2] - Language Broadcasting Developments [3] - Maori TV Release (Te Reo Version) [4] - Maori TV Q&A [5] REACTION: - Willie Jackson - Jackson On Maori TV [6] - Nats - Maori TV But No Strategy Or Autonomy [7] - ACT - Taxpayers' Money Wasted on New Maori Channel [8] - Libz - Clark Handing Out The Hangi Pigs [9] - Stop Stealing From Maori To Pay For TV [10]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00390.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00394.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00393.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00392.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00391.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00399.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00411.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00408.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00100.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00101.htm


Nats Have Super Committee, But Still No Policy

- “After promising us a policy on superannuation, all National has managed to deliver is a committee,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. See... National's Super Committee A Super Cop-out [1] and Michael Cullen Superannuation Speech [2] MORE: - Nats - Superfund cripples elderly care [3] - NZ First - National Fights Dirty [4] - Winston Peters Speech [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00414.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00416.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00404.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00419.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00381.htm


Integrating Labour Standards Into Trade Agreements

- The Government has a new framework to integrate labour standards issues with trade agreements, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton and Labour Minister Margaret Wilson said today. See... Trade And Labour Framework Agreed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00417.htm


Labour MPs Snob Paid Parental Leave Rally

- A no-show from Labour at a paid parental leave rally at Parliament today speaks volumes about their commitment to paid parental leave, National MP Marie Hasler said. See... Labour Wimps Out On Parental Leave [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00424.htm


Questions Over Labour MP’s Meridian Ad Unanswered

- More questions than ever are raised by Meridian Energy's attempts to explain its surreptitious advertising of Labour MP Tim Barnett, ACT Finance Spokesman MP Rodney Hide said today. See... Meridian & Tim Barnett Still Have Explaining To Do [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00423.htm


Primary Students’ Reading Improving

- A report out today shows New Zealand children aged up to 12 are more literate than they were in 1996 but the Government says it will continue to strive for improvement. See... Government Lifts Literacy Standards [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00422.htm


Cull Report’s ‘One Stop Shop’ Recommendation Welcomed

- Health Minister Annette King says the Ministry of Health has received 51 submissions on the recommendations in the Helen Cull report on adverse events, including a number about the concept of a 'one-stop shop'. See... Cull Report Submissions In [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00420.htm

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Scoop Is In The House – Today’s Q&A

- Today's questions of the day concerned: Christchurch Hospital – Pepper Spray Deaths – Canterbury Health Cuts – ENZA Bailout – TVNZ Financial Woes – Climate Change Agreement – Southland Health Budget – Regional Development – Northland Health Budget – Electricity Line Ownership – MidCentral Health Budget – Maori TV Channel. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –25 July [1] . Click HERE [2] to sign up to receive questions and answers by email FOR FREE!


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00153.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/cgi-bin/newsagent/new_user.cgi?form=home


West Coast Power Generation In Crisis

- Trustpower spokesman Graeme Purches told Scoop this morning that the company would shut down its Dillams, Arnold, and Wahapo stations if there was no rain within the next 24 to 48 hours. See... Low Hydro Lakes Threaten West Coast Blackouts [1] MORE: - Business NZ - Business Needs Real Answers [2] - EMA - Call For Urgent National Power Saving Campaign [3] - ACT - NIWA Gets It Wrong And The Cost Is Huge [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00152.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0107/S00196.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0107/S00193.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00413.htm


Disappointment, As Whale Sanctuary Vote Falls Short

- Conservation Minister Sandra Lee says there is now an increased prospect that the South Pacific breeding grounds of the great whales may be exposed to commercial whaling, following the International Whaling Commission’s failure to establish a South Pacific whale sanctuary, despite a further strong vote in its favour. See... Whale Sanctuary Falls Short Despite Strong Vote [1] and Speech To IWC On South Pacific Whale Sanctuary [2] MORE: - Greenpeace - Japanese Vote Buying Sinks Sanctuary [3] For earlier whaling news see the Just Politics Feature Page [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00409.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00412.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00102.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=justpolitics


Varsity Students Welcome PTE Funding Moratorium

- The New Zealand University Students’ Association (NZUSA) is today welcoming the government’s decision to cut public funding to new private training courses and providers. See... Students welcome moratorium [1] MORE: - PTE - Private Sector Response To Moratorium [2] - Nats - Innovation cut out of tertiary ed. [3] - Govt - Funding Moratorium For New Training Providers [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0107/S00036.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0107/S00037.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00406.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00402.htm


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