Top Scoops

Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search

 

Scoop Today - More Blarney 'an You Tink You Need

HEADLINES

Hard News Is Here!
Four Loop Emailers
Saint Patrick On Saint Patrick
Wild German Greens Losing Popularity
The Best Hooch Is In South Australia
Transplant With Caution
The Kit Richards Case Continues
A Smouldering Reaction
NRL: Back ‘n Forwards
Bowls's Golden Girls

Watch Out For Australian Herron – Health Ministry
News From The Select Committee Room
Government Should Pay For Ellis Case
National’s Business Incompetence
Tongan Ethics Conference
Oil Spill Alert In Chathams
Gambling Problems Get Better?
Finger Licking.. Fat?
Stop Being Weasely, Greens
Was The Anaesthetist Anaesthetised Himself?
Rankin Defended In Student Bash-up
Bilingual Rugby On Sky
Greens And The SIS
ERA Launched

******************************************************************
Get in da Loop - new improved Scoop/Loop email services - EXISTING SUBSCRIBERS CLICK HERE FOR NEW STUFF! - http://www.scoop.co.nz/cgi-bin/archive/scoop/login.pl
******************************************************************


TODAY'S PICTURE: http://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/0003/bb5ba05cebf1e6003f7f.jpeg
The Confession Of St Patrick

TOP SCOOPS

Hard News Is Here!

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... memo to the Employers Federation, the Business Roundtable and various other interests: We will soon have industrial relations laws that conform to basic international standards. Get over it, stop whining and get on with it. See... HARD NEWS: The Thrusting Organ of Investigation [1] in the Headlines wire for Russell Brown’s latest.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00074.htm


Four Loop Emailers

- The first editions of all four Loop culture e-mailers have now been published. See... The LOOP Print Emailer – I’ve Been Reading [1] , STELLA ARTOIS - TAPPING THE PULSE EMAILER [2] , AMPLITUDE The LOOP Music Emailer [3] and THE DAILY SQUEEZE LOOP MOVIE EMAILER [4] all in the Arts And Culture wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0003/S00058.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0003/S00057.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0003/S00056.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0003/S00054.htm


Saint Patrick On Saint Patrick

- Today is St Patrick's Day commemorating the Saint who rid the fair Isle of Eire of its snakes. This autobiographical confession was written by Patrick himself, in Latin, around the year 450. It offers a unique record of life in the British Isles during those times. See... The Confession Of St Patrick [1] in the Arts and Culture wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0003/S00055.htm


Wild German Greens Losing Popularity

- The German Green Party, almost in free-fall at the polls, is being warned to start acting like a governing party in a modern democracy, more than the anarchic, pacifist, anti-nuclear militants they were when the party was founded. John Howard reports. See... German Greens Finding Governing A Big Ask [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00075.htm


The Best Hooch Is In South Australia

- South Australia has been portrayed as Australia's cannabis-growing capital in a major police report. The Prime Minister has said South Australia could be used as a model for the decriminalisation of cannabis. John Howard reports. See... South Australia Cannabis Growing Capital Of Oz [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00073.htm


Transplant With Caution

- The recent announcement of cloning pigs for human parts should be taken with great caution says a group of scientists concerned about Genetic Engineering. Scientists in the US State of Virginia have cloned five pigs in order to help develop the growth of human body organs. See... Pigs for Parts [1] in the Science wire. Also see the Irish Times article... Pig-cloning could end chronic organ shortage [2] in the International Wire wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0003/S00015.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0003/S00065.htm


The Kit Richards Case Continues

- What on earth is going on with this Government? Yesterday Dr Michael Cullen warned businesses to stop protesting against its policies and then Pete Hodgson says Kit Richards' consultancy to Timberlands is untenable, despite Government taking back Peter Doone. See... Scoop Opinion: Is The Government Paranoid? [1] in the Headlines wire. Meanwhile ACT Deputy Leader and Forestry Spokesman Hon Ken Shirley today told the Government to stop harassing Kit Richards. See... Government Accused Of Harassment [2] in the Parliament wire. The Government has reacted to the news that Mr Kit Richards a former manager at Timberlands was still working as a consultant for the organisation. Mr Richards was forced to resign in January after he was caught sending e-mails advising Westcoasters how best to fight the decision to end native logging on the West Coast. See... Kit Richards' Timberlands consultancy untenable [3] in the Parliament wire. See also Mr Richards original e-mail [4] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00076.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00292.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00274.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/68/ae/200001271913.88eab0c7.html


A Smouldering Reaction

- The Government is considering changing the law to so that it can successfully sue United States tobacco companies See... Tobacco Companies In The Dock? [1] in the Headlines wire. The government is exhibiting double standards over smoking and cannabis says National. See...Dak okay but baccy not says Govt [2] . New Zealand First agrees. See... New Government Ministry [3] ... ACT says the law change needs careful thought. See... Smoking Issues Must Be Carefully Considered - ACT [4] all in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00070.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00282.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00300.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00296.htm


NRL: Back ‘n Forwards

- One week the forwards give Auckland Warriors coach Mark Graham grief, the next it's the backs. That's how it's worked out after back-to-back NRL assignment across the Tasman. See... LEAGUE: Backs To The Future - by Richard Becht [1] in the Sport wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SP0003/S00018.htm


Bowls's Golden Girls

- The New Zealand trio of Patsy Jorgensen (Hawke's Bay), Sharon Sims (Manawatu) and skip Anne Lomas (Counties Manukau) have beaten England 18-12 to win the world triples title. See... BOWLS: Kiwi golden girls take world triples [1] in the Sports wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SP0003/S00017.htm


MORE SCOOPS

Watch Out For Australian Herron – Health Ministry

- Travellers to Australia who may have purchased Herron Paracetamol, a product currently being recalled, are advised not to use the paracetamol and to contact Regional Health Limited on freephone 0508 650 938. See... New Zealand Stock Not Affected By Recall [1] in the General wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0003/S00049.htm


News From The Select Committee Room

- Select committee business 10 March 2000 to 17 March 2000 From the Office of the Clerk of the House. See... Weekly news from the Select Committee Office [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00297.htm


Government Should Pay For Ellis Case

- Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley today called on Prime Minister Helen Clark to show compassion to the parents of the Christchurch Créche children and arrange to fund their legal costs for the Government-imposed inquiry into the Ellis case. See... PM Asked To Show Compassion To Créche Children [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00299.htm


National’s Business Incompetence

- NZ First Leader Winston Peters today described the $29 million windfall refund of stamp duty, to the privately owned Energy Company, Contact Energy, as yet another case of National’s fiscal incompetence. See... More Of National's Business Incompetence [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00291.htm


Tongan Ethics Conference

- The Minister of Pacific Island Affairs Mark Gosche commended members of New Zealand's Tongan Community today when he launched the world's first Tongan Ethics Conference. See... Tongan Ethics Conference [1] in the Parliament. Also see... Speech To Tongan Ethics Conference [2] in the Parliament


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00289.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00290.htm


Oil Spill Alert In Chathams

- A national oil spill response coordinated by the Maritime Safety Authority has been launched in the Chatham Islands, following the sinking this morning of the vessel Seafresh One. See... National Oil Spill Response To Chatham Islands [1] in the General wire. Also, see... Chatham Islands Incident [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0003/S00048.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00288.htm


Gambling Problems Get Better?

- A study of Problem gamblers showed that many improved their behaviour over time says a recent survey made public by the Department of Internal Affairs. See... NZ Gaming Survey First Two Reports Released [1] in the General wire. Meanwhile the Minister has announced there will be a full inquiry into the industry. See... Minister opens Gambling Impact Seminar [2] . And.. Gambling Impact Seminar - Minister Speech [3] both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0003/S00046.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00285.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00286.htm


Finger Licking.. Fat?

- New Zealand consumers could end up eating ‘ice cream’ made from chicken fat, following controversial new food standards unveiled this week. See... New Food Code: Chicken fat Ice Cream? [1] in the General wire. Also see... Draft Australia NZ Food Standards Code Released [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0003/S00041.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00228.htm


Stop Being Weasely, Greens

- New Zealand First ACC Spokesperson, Peter Brown, has challenged the Green Party Members of Parliament to stop their use of weasel words and to support initiatives to provide better entitlements to accident victims. See... Brown Urges Greens To Stop Weasel Words [1] in the Parliament wire


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00287.htm


Was The Anaesthetist Anaesthetised Himself?

- The Ministry of Health is working with Whangarei Hospital in seeking more information on a New Zealand anaesthetist working in Australia who was found to be re-using a plastic valve when administering anaesthetics. The valve did not completely protect patients from receiving contaminated blood and the Australian hospital is now testing for diseases including Aids and hepatitis. See... Authorities Seek Information on NZ Anaesthetist [1] in the General wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0003/S00045.htm


Rankin Defended In Student Bash-up

- Students were shocked by the violence of police in trying to stop a peaceful protest against WINZ, fees and debt yesterday afternoon. "Right from the start police were pushing and shoving students as they attempted to march up Queen St," said Megan Hall, spokesperson for Fightback, the group of students who organised the rally. See... Fightback - "We Will Not Be Silenced By Violence" [1] . Also see... WINZ The Target Of Student Anger [2] both in the Education wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0003/S00033.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0003/S00035.htm


Bilingual Rugby On Sky

– Education, and Sport, Fitness and Leisure Minister Trevor Mallard has welcomed the announcement from Sky Television that they will trial a bilingual service on its digital platform during this weekend's Warriors Rugby League Game. See... Minister welcomes bilingual sports broadcast [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00284.htm


Greens And The SIS

- The Green Party has exploited a procedural loophole to highlight opposition to the statutory Intelligence and Security committee which overseas the Government's spying agencies. See... Greens "subvert" spooks committee [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00273.htm


ERA Launched

- The Government introduced the first reading of the Employment Relations Bill (ERA) today, the industrial relations bill which replaces the old Employment Contracts Act. For the Greens speech supporting the Bill see... Employment Relations Bill Speech Sue Bradford [1] . See... Govt. turns its back on small business and staff [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00272.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00270.htm

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Veronika Meduna: The Kaikoura Rebuild

A Scoop Foundation Investigation The South Island’s main transport corridor will be open to traffic again, more than a year after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake mangled bridges and tunnels, twisted rail tracks and buried sections of the road under massive landslides. More>>

ALSO:

Jan Rivers: The New Zealanders Involved In Brexit

There are a number who have strong connections to New Zealand making significant running on either side of the contested and divisive decision to leave the European Union. More>>

Rawiri Taonui: The Rise, Fall And Future Of The Independent Māori Parties

Earlier this month the Māori Party and Mana Movement reflected on the shock loss of their last parliamentary seat in this year’s election. It is timely to consider their future. More>>

Don Rennie: Is It Time To Take ACC Back To First Principles?

The word “investing” has played a major part in the operations of the ACC since 1998... More>>

Using Scoop Professionally? Introducing ScoopPro

ScoopPro is a new offering aimed at ensuring professional users get the most out of Scoop and support us to continue improving it so that Scoop continues to exist as a public service for all New Zealanders. More>>

ALSO: