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Today's Scoop Just Politics News Summary

Today's Scoop Just Politics News Summary

POLITICS HEADLINES:
Brash Steps Down as National Leader
SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE
Scoop Report and Photoessay: Tonga Faces Crossroad
Health: Lab Testers Set To Boil Over
Legislation: Union Welcomes Probationary Employment Bill Being Made Redundant
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POLITICAL COLUMNS

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Brash Steps Down as National Leader

Scoop Audio.Listen To Don Brash's Press Conference & View Pictures [1]
[2] National Party President Judy Kirk supports and respects the decision by National Party Leader Don Brash to step down as the party’s leader. “Dr Brash is an outstanding New Zealander who has made an extraordinary contribution to this country and to this party,” says Mrs Kirk. “On becoming leader, 13 months after his election to Parliament, Dr Brash rebuilt National’s support following the 2002 election.” See... Statement on Don Brash’s resignation [3]
SEE:

  • National - Brash Resignation Speech Notes [4]
  • NZ Govt - Cullen on National leadership [5]
  • Maori Party - Resignation of Dr Don Brash [6]
  • Alliance Party - Alliance says hold the champagne on Brash tumble [7]
  • Scoop Satire - Lyndon Hood: Leaked Brash Email Of The Day [8]
    Scoop
AudioScoop Audio and Images: [9] Brash Resignation Press Conference
    Scoop
AudioScoop Audio and Report: [10] John Key talks to media immediately after Dr Brash's resignation as National Party Leader
    Earlier:
  • Scoop Report - Images & Audio: Nicky Hager "Hollow Men" Presser [11]
  • Lyndon Hood - Nicky Hager - Guilty of Journalism? [12]
  • Scoop Full Coverage - The Hollow Men [13]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00414.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00348.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00348.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00453.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00452.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00459.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00350.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00416.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00414.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00415.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00368.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00410.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00405.htm


    SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:

  • Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 23 Nov 2006 [1]
  • Questions And Answers - Wednesday 22 November 2006 [2]
  • Questions And Answers - Tuesday, 21 November 2006 [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00448.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00431.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00402.htm


    Scoop Report and Photoessay: Tonga Faces Crossroad

    Twenty four hours after rioters tore through Tonga's capital town looting and burning, leaving a sea of blazing buildings in their wake, New Zealand's Helen Clark said there were two futures on offer for the Pacific. "One is poverty and conflict; the other is peace and development." The comment accurately paints a crossroad for Tonga, for Solomon Islands, Fiji, for Melanesia in general. The comment acknowledges how accurate the United States' most recent handle for the Pacific is: The Arc of Uncertainty. See... Scoop On Assignment: Tonga Faces Crossroad [1]
    ALSO:

  • NZ Govt - Defence Personnel to Assist Tongan Authorities [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00412.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00432.htm


    Health: Lab Testers Set To Boil Over

    District Health Boards say talks with a mediator planned for Friday and Monday are the best chance of preventing the week-long strike threatened by laboratory workers. Lab workers at 15 DHBs have threatened to strike for seven days from next Wednesday in support of a claim for more than a 20% increase in pay and conditions. The action will also affect three private labs and the New Zealand Blood Service. See... Mediation Scheduled For Lab Workers Talks [1]
    ALSO:

  • National - Strike shuts down elective surgery [2]
  • Hawkes Bay DHB - Contingency planning for strike action advanced [3]
  • Hawkes Bay DHB - 0800 number for patients to check strike action [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0611/S00100.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00457.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0611/S00101.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0611/S00102.htm


    Legislation: Union Welcomes Probationary Employment Bill Being Made Redundant

    The EPMU welcomed the decision by Parliament to reject the National Party’s 90 No-Rights Bill and congratulates the four parties that voted it down and the thousands of New Zealand workers who stood against it. If passed, the Bill which would have stripped workers of all employment rights for their first 90 days in a new job. See... EPMU welcomes defeat of No-Rights Bill [1]
    ALSO:

  • Maori Party - Harawira: Probationary Employment Bill Speech [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00340.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00436.htm


    MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES:

  • NZ Govt - Govt committed to ending violence against women [1]
  • NZ Govt - Peters names new High Commissioner to Samoa [2]
  • Progressive Party - Minister sets sea lion limit [3]
  • NZ Govt - Switch on the sunshine [4]
  • Maori Party - Sharples: Income Tax Bill; First Reading [5]
  • NZ First - Donnelly Welcomes Universities of Technology Bill [6]
  • ACT - Bacon Lady: Corrections' Next Personal Grievance? [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00450.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00454.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00458.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00443.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00463.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00462.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00461.htm


    POLITICAL COLUMNS:

  • Don Brash - Don Brash Writes: Resignation Speech Notes [1]
  • Matt Robson - Robson-On-Politics - Thursday 23 November 2006 [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00453.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00346.htm


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