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US Share Markets Do The Bungy Trick
NZ Tells UN Sanctions Must Be Humane
Scoop World: Putin In London
Pick A Poll Pick A Trend
GE Inquiry A Waste Of Money
Phillida Bunkle, Party Hopping And GE Moratoria

More Free Internet Sites -
Air NZ Stake To 25%
Fighting The Bad Buzz
Helen & Tony
Pushing Don Around
Hep C Offer From Government
ERA Kills Kiwi Ingenuity
GE Inquiry A Waste Of Money
Tatua Co-op The Way Forward
Govt Help For Pacific Islands
Greenpeace GE Fears Baseless
Tertiary Mess
Start II A Good Start
Mokai Primary School Meeting
Cullen In The Big Apple

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US Share Markets Do The Bungy Trick

- US share markets have bounced back strongly this morning (Monday in the US). European markets also held up well overnight. Thus the pain in the current share market crisis appears to be concentrated in Asia and Eastern Europe. Alastair Thompson reports. See... NEWSFLASH: US Share Markets Bounce Back Monday [1] in the Headlines wire. NZ stocks have bounced back strongly this morning following a remarkable recovery on Wall Street sharemarket overnight. See... NEWSFLASH: NZ Shares Bounce Back (With Links) [2] also in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00054.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00056.htm

NZ Tells UN Sanctions Must Be Humane

- The United Nations Security Council needs to give priority to “a more focused and refined approach to sanctions to reduce humanitarian suffering”; a New Zealand statement to UN Security Council said today. See... New Zealand pushes for change on UN sanctions [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00241.htm


Scoop World: Putin In London

- On the eve of Russian president-elect Vladimir Putin's visit to Britain, Human Rights Watch has released a report documenting Russian forces' massacre of civilians in the village of Alkhan-Yurt, in Chechnya. See... Chechnya Investigation Called A Whitewash [1] . Vladimir Putin and Tony Blair met yesterday in a press conference. See... TRANSCRIPT: Tony Blair And Vladimir Putin To Press [2] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0004/S00085.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0004/S00086.htm


Pick A Poll Pick A Trend

- TV1 and TV3 poll results, both broadcast last night, show different trends. TV1’s poll shows what could be an end to the rise and rise in the Labour Party’s fortunes since polling day, while TV3’s poll shows the rise continuing ever upward. See... TV1 And TV3 Polls Show Divergent Trends [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00053.htm


GE Inquiry A Waste Of Money

- The Government ignored advice from top officials who warned that a Royal Commission of Inquiry into genetic engineering would be a waste of money, says Opposition State Services Spokesperson Roger Sowry. See... $5m Royal Commission unjustified - SSC [1] in the Parliament wire. MORE REACTION: TARGET="NRmain">Green Party reaction to the terms of reference - GREENPEACE - Voluntary Moratorium on GE - a poor start [2] - ACT - GE Royal Commission ‘Unbalanced’ [3] - NATIONAL - No balance in Commission's membership [4] - NATIONAL - Alliance and Greens sidelined over GMOs [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00242.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0004/S00081.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00232.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00236.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00230.htm


Phillida Bunkle, Party Hopping And GE Moratoria

- The gap between the minority Labour-Alliance Coalition Government and their allies the Green Party appears to be widening, with two key areas of disagreement to the fore at today’s post-Cabinet press conference - genetic engineering and party-hopping. Chris Holm reports. See... PM expects Flak From Greens [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00051.htm


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More Free Internet Sites -

ZFREE, powered by CLEAR, today launched a web site through which all New Zealanders can access the Internet for free. See... ZFREE – the Internet is free [1] . The new service is being offered by CLEAR as a means of encouraging as many New Zealanders as possible to go online, by eliminating the barriers to Internet access. See... CLEAR introduces ZFREE - free Internet access [2] . This move follows yesterday's court decision to uphold i4free's injunction against Telecom. See... Court Upholds i4free's Injunction Against Telecom [3] all in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0004/S00096.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0004/S00097.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0004/S00091.htm


Air NZ Stake To 25%

- Kiwi Shareholder consents to Singapore Airlines Limited becoming a 25% shareholder in Air New Zealand Limited See... Kiwi Shareholder consents to Singapore Airlines [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00233.htm


Fighting The Bad Buzz

- Green Party Agriculture and Biosecurity spokesperson Ian Ewen-Street is urging the government not to rush down the path of chemical dependence in the search for ways to control the Varroa mite which is threatening our honey producers. See... Greens urge close look at range of mite controls [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00249.htm


Helen & Tony

- Helen Clark will have to be a political contortionist to convince Tony Blair she has signed up to his third way, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said today. See... The Third Way Or The Wrong Way For Clark? [1] in the wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00248.htm


Pushing Don Around

- Acting Prime Minister Jim Anderton has gone too far telling Reserve Bank Governor Don Brash what to do,” Opposition Finance spokesperson Bill English said today. See... Anderton goes too far [1] . The Reserve Bank will have to raise interest rates now if it wants to retain its international credibility, and Alliance leader Jim Anderton is the man homeowners should blame, ACT leader Richard Prebble said today. See... Who’s To Blame? Jim Anderton Is! [2] both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00247.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00250.htm


Hep C Offer From Government

- Health Minister Annette King said today an offer had been extended to some people who contracted hepatitis C through blood transfusions. See... Government Offer to Hepatitis C Sufferers [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00244.htm


ERA Kills Kiwi Ingenuity

- The Employment Relations Bill will stifle Kiwi ingenuity and put the livelihood of thousands of people at risk, Opposition Industrial Relations spokesperson Max Bradford said today. See... Govt. threatens services and livelihoods [1] . Meanwhile, three ACT Rural MPs last night hosted a packed meeting on the Government’s Employment Relations Bill in Hamilton as part of the Party’s rural tour through the Waikato and Taranaki. See... First Day of ACT’s Rural Tour Ends [2] both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00243.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00245.htm


GE Inquiry A Waste Of Money

- The Government ignored advice from top officials who warned that a Royal Commission of Inquiry into genetic engineering would be a waste of money, says Opposition State Services Spokesperson Roger Sowry. See... $5m Royal Commission unjustified - SSC [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00242.htm


Tatua Co-op The Way Forward

- ACT Agriculture Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff yesterday praised Tatuanui based Tatua Co-op Dairy Company for showing the way ahead for the Dairy industry. See... Tatua Dairy Company Shows Way Ahead For Dairy [1] in the wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00240.htm


Govt Help For Pacific Islands

- Ten training and business development grants to support private sector development in six Pacific Island countries were announced today by Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade the Hon Matt Robson. See... Assistance To The Private Sector In South Pacific [1] in the wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00238.htm


Greenpeace GE Fears Baseless

- Fears expressed by Greenpeace that “potential risks of genetic pollution” may not be prevented during the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Genetic Modification are totally without foundation the Chairman of the New Zealand Life Sciences Network. See... Greenpeace fears baseless [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0004/S00082.htm


Tertiary Mess

- The previous government left the tertiary education sector in a 'dismal' state, and this government has inherited the mess and is committed to cleaning it up, the Alliance’s education spokesperson has told a public meeting in Porirua. See... Government will meet challenge of tertiary fees [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00231.htm


Start II A Good Start

- Russia’s ratification of the START II agreement opens the gate for new advances in the push towards nuclear disarmament, Disarmament Minister Matt Robson said today. See... Robson Welcomes Russian Move On Start II [1] in the Parliament wire. The START II Treaty and the START II Protocol will increase stability at significantly lower levels of nuclear weapons. Together, U.S. and Russian strategic nuclear forces will be reduced by an additional 5,000 warheads beyond the 9,000 warheads being reduced.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00237.htm


Mokai Primary School Meeting

- Education Minister Trevor Mallard and Associate Education Minister Parekura Horomia will attend a hui at Mokai, west of Taupo, following a recommendation today by the Waitangi Tribunal that Mokai Primary School should be re-opened. See... Mokai School - Release Of Waitangi Tribunal Report [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00235.htm


Cullen In The Big Apple

- "The United States is New Zealand's number one source of foreign direct investment and our second largest export market so I am delighted to have the opportunity to speak to you today and to introduce myself as New Zealand's new finance minister". Minister of Finance Michael Cullen speaking in New York. See... Michael Cullen Luncheon Address In New York [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00234.htm

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