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Published: Mon 6 Nov 2006 04:32 PM
Today's Scoop Just Politics News Summary
POLITICS HEADLINES:
Foreign Affairs: P5 Mounts Pressure Campaign For Top UN Positions
Employment: More Flexible Work Hours On The Table
Guy Fawkes: Fireworks Are Bad, 'Mkay?
Scoop Poll Watch: Labour Snaps Back Lead Over National
Legislation: Budding Politicians Against Raising Drinking Age
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Foreign Affairs: P5 Mounts Pressure Campaign For Top UN Positions

Andreas von Warburg writes from New York that Ban Ki-moon has a tough job ahead. While keeping in close contact with Washington, the Secretary-General-designate of the United Nations is traveling to France and Britain to face pressures on the composition of the new UN “cabinet” of Under-Secretaries-General. He writes that New Zealand ought to move fast should it wish to take any top-positions at the United Nations. See... Dominant Nations Press For Top UN Positions [1]
Feedback - Should NZ Move To Secure Top UN Jobs? Click here to send us your views [2]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00062.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/about/feedback.html
Employment: More Flexible Work Hours On The Table
Feedback is being sought on how workplaces can benefit from flexible work arrangements that meet the needs of both individuals and businesses, Department of Labour Chief Executive James Buwalda said. "A public consultation opens today to get New Zealanders’ feedback on how they envisage workplace flexibility working for them – for example job sharing, varying starting and finishing times, and working from home." See... Feedback sought on flexibility at work [1]
ALSO:Greens - Broad support for flexible working hours welcomed [2] Council of Trade Unions - Flexible Working Hours Is A Union Concern [3] NZ Union of Students' Associations - Female students demand flexible working hours [4]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00073.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00088.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00081.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0611/S00013.htm
Guy Fawkes: Fireworks Are Bad, 'Mkay?
The total number of fires recorded over the ten-day Guy Fawkes sale period has topped the previous high-water mark, set last year. Preliminary fire statistics show there were 1729 fires across New Zealand between October 27 and November 5, compared with 1632 over the same period last year... The actual number of fires started by fireworks will not be known for a few days, but it is also expected to top last year’s record of 700 over the ten-day sale period. See... 800-fire weekend vindicates ban call [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00077.htm
Scoop Poll Watch: Labour Snaps Back Lead Over National
Labour snaps ahead of National in the latest TV3 News TNZ Political Poll. The projected number of seats in the House on the basis of the latest poll results would enable Labour and the Green Party to form a government. See... Poll Watch: 3 News TNS Opinion Poll Results [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00061.htm
Legislation: Budding Politicians Against Raising Drinking Age
Youth wings from four political parties sent a united message to MPs today - Keep it 18! In a cross party effort the Young Nats, Young Labour, the Young Greens and ACT on Campus held a joint press conference to urge MPs to vote against the Sale of Liquor (Youth Alcohol Harm Reduction: Purchase Age) Amendment Bill. See... Party Youth Wings get together to 'Keep It 18' [1]
ALSO:ACT On Campus - ACT On Campus Applauds The Keep it 18 Campaign [2] Greens - Cross-party youth action on drinking age [3]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00083.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00084.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00087.htm
MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES:
NZ Govt - Largest Trade Delegation Leaves For China Tonight [1] National - Insurance bill time waster is trashed [2] National - Taxpayers scammed out of $3.2m [3] Greens - Goodbye gas guzzlers - hello Ministerial carpools? [4] Greens - NZ Made to be showcased at Parliament [5]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00096.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00095.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00082.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00094.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00093.htm
POLITICAL COLUMN:
The Letter – Monday, 6 November 2006 [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00065.htm
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