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Published: Thu 25 Nov 1999 03:56 PM
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Greens Wind Up Election Campaign
- The Green Party are the first party to wind up their election campaign. Both co-leaders gave speeches to conclude and the feeling in the party is that they will win the Coromandel seat and break the five per cent threshold. See the speeches here... Jeanette Fitzsimons - In Our First 100 Days. See... Jeanette Fitzsimon's Closing Campaign Speech [1] and Rod Donald Speech – Wrapping Up Green Campaign. See... Rod Donald Speech - Wrapping Up Green Campaign [2] . Both in the Parliament wire.
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00602.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00581.htm
Groundswell of US Farmers Warn Against GE Crops
- In a political bombshell today 25 US farming organisations have warned their thousands of members against planting genetically modified seeds. John Howard reports. See... Groundswell of US Farmers Warn Against GE Crops [1] in the Headlines wire.
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00179.htm
Rankin on Thursday: Damned Lies and the Third "R"
- As usual, an election campaign brings out a number of false or misleading statistics, plus a general discomfort with issues that involve numeracy skills. While sometimes they are genuine mistakes, usually the inaccuracies are biased towards the political… See... Rankin on Thursday: Damned Lies and the Third "R" [1] in the Headlines wire.
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00175.htm
Why The WTO Must Be Disbanded
- United States journalists Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman give ten reasons for why they say the World trade Organisation (WTO) must be disbanded. See... 10 Reasons to Dismantle the WTO [1] in the Headlines wire.
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00178.htm
Fitzsimons Still Ahead in Coromandel – Latest Poll
- The Latest TV One Colmar Brunton Poll shows the Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons is still in the lead in the crucial seat of Coromandel. See... Greens Still Lead in Coromandel [1] in the Headlines wire.
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00177.htm
Clinton Calls For 'Unifying Vision' Among World Leaders
- US President Bill Clinton has called for a ‘unifying vision’ among world leaders faced with inequalities in spite of economic prosperity. John Howard reports. See... Clinton Calls For 'Unifying Vision' Among Leaders [1] in the Headlines wire.
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00176.htm
Delamere Sacked For Chinese Immigration Concessions On Maori Land
- Jenny Shipley has held a press conference to announce she has sacked Tuariki Delamere who, as Minister of Immigration, had signed some authorities involving the investment of Chinese funds in Maori Land. FULL STORY See... NEWSFLASH: Shipley Sacks Delamere [1] in the Headlines wire and PM Asks GG To Withdraw Delamere's Warrant [2] , also in the Parliament wire. Scoop's Auckland journalist Selwyn Manning has been quick to see the opportunities presenting themselves in the unexpected late campaign development. See..Delamere's Sacked! Now Settle The Hunger Strikers! [3] . There is much, much more reaction to the sacking in the Parliament wire.
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00172.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00579.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00173.htm
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Massive Waterfront Plans ‘Biggest Betrayal of Democracy in Wellington’s History’
– Alliance MP Phillida Bunkle has launched a large scale campaign to educate Wellingtonians of massive plans to build numerous high rise buildings right on the Wellington waterfront. Bunkle says sunshine, views and public space are under threat. See... Biggest Violation of Democracy in Wgtn's History [1] in the Parliament wire. Scoop's Jonathan Hill was also astounded by the scale of the proposed development and is writing a feature which will be published next week. In the meantime plans of the development can be picked up from the Wellington City Council and public submissions can be made on the issue.
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00594.htm
Shipley Campaign Summary Speech
- On Saturday New Zealand must choose a Government for the new century. The choice is clear. There are stark and striking differences. Builders or wreckers. National is building a future for our country and our people. See... Shipley Campaign Summary Speech [1] in the Parliament wire.
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00599.htm
Another Gisborne death – Bunkle Urges Inquiry Extension
- The Alliance want to see the inquiry into the cancer deaths connected to Gisborne pathologist, Dr Bottrill extended as a matter of urgency, if part of a new government after Saturday, Alliance spokesperson of Health Phillida Bunkle says. The Alliance say it appears another woman has died as a result of a smear misdiagnosis. See... Another Gisborne death – Inquiry Extension Urged [1] in the Parliament wire.
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00601.htm
Kiwi Patent Foresight Threatens Yahoo! Shopping Bonanza
- A patent which threatens to derail the booming Yahoo! online shopping service was originally drafted in New Zealand by patent attorneys Baldwin Shelston Waters two years ago. See... Kiwi Patent Foresight Threatens Yahoo! Shopping [1] in the Business wire.
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9911/S00093.htm
Imports Continue To Rise
- Latest figures from Statistics New Zealand show a continuation of imports growth. The trend in merchandise imports has been rising strongly each month this year. See... Imports Continue Growing [1] in the Business wire. Labour finance spokesperson Michael Cullen says the trade result is dismal and an appropriate memorial to nine years of economic mismanagement and missed opportunity. See... Final flat note in dismal performance - Labour [2] in the Parliament wire. The Alliance say the trade deficit figures show an urgent need to address New Zealand's trade balance by introducing tariffs. See... Trade figures show need for tariffs [3] , also in the Parliament wire.
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9911/S00092.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00596.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00600.htm
Shell Critical Of BP Fuel Rise
- Shell New Zealand said BP's two cent petrol price increase was a ‘bit rich’ given the company's announcement last week that there was no need for more petrol price increases. See... BP's Petrol Price Rise "A Bit Rich" Says Shell [1] in the Business wire.
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9911/S00089.htm
Australia’s Tax Changes Show Up National
- “National's sterile arguments about how higher taxes will promote an exodus of talent to Australia are losing credibility as the Australian Government changes its tax policy,” Labour finance spokesperson Michael Cullen said. See... Australia's tax advantage an illusion - Labour [1] in the Parliament wire.
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00588.htm
Victoria University Averts Industrial Action
- Further industrial action has been averted at Victoria University after staff and management agreed to resume contract negotiations on Wednesday. See... Industrial action averted at Victoria [1] in the Education wire.
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED9911/S00049.htm
280,000 Have Until Friday to Enrol to Vote
- Some 280,000 eligible electors have until this Friday 26 November to enrol to vote in the general election. See... Poll Enrolments Close Friday – Urgent Reminder [1] in the Politics wire.
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00135.htm
Winston And The Great Mercedes Scandal - WINZ Denies All Knowledge
- New Zealand First Leader, Winston Peters, has challenged the Prime Minister to explain why WINZ are sub-leasing late-model Mercedes cars at $1100 a month. Winz says its not true. Watch this space. See... Winston Peters: Winz High-Rolling Life [1] in the Headlines wire.
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00576.htm
Moderate McGillicuddies To Trash TVs In Town
- McGillicuddies will close their campaign and demonstrate their new, more moderate public face by smashing television sets in downtown Wellington on Thursday. See... TV sets to be trashed in town [1] in the Politics wire.
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00165.htm
School Certificate and Bursaries exams start
- More than 90,000 secondary school students start their School Certificate and University Bursaries examinations on Thursday. See... School Certificate and Bursaries exams start [1] in the Education wire.
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED9911/S00047.htm
PM Might Benefit From Inhalation – Cannabis Party
- If she actually inhaled, soon to be ex-Prime Minister Shipley might have gained valuable insight into Kiwi culture, and why she has lost the election campaign, said a Christchurch anti-prohibition campaigner. See... PM might benefit from electorate shock treatment [1] in the Politics wire.
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00160.htm
Ten HortResearch Workers Face the Axe – PSA
- Researchers at the country's leading horticulture and food research institute, HortResearch, face an unhappy and uncertain Christmas following management's announcement that it will axe 10 of them. See... Research Jobs Slashed – PSA [1] in the Politics wire.
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00162.htm
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