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Scoop Today - Rounding Off The News Week

HEADLINES

Sludge Report #3
A Week Of It
Whose Money Is It Anyway?
Toxic Tokyo
Rail Safety Inquiry Announced
Intelligence & Security Committee To Be Abolished?
Upton Online: Helen’s First Boo-boo
China Attitude Slammed
Scoop Arts: The Loop Print Emailer

Bunkle For Inquiry Lawyers
Greens & Nats At West Coast Coral
Rimu Log Build-up
Back To The Waipareira Trust
Still Hope For Shared Parenting
Car Sticker Scheme Lawful
Toothfish Protection Scheme
Sealords Deal Not Over Yet
Tariff Bill Enters The House
Rankin Resolution A Must
More New Taxes Ahead?

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Sludge Report #3

- C.D. is back! IN THIS ISSUE: Face The Nation Begins With Wet Bus-ticket Slapping Show - Radio New Zealand Miffed - FBI Spin Reversal On Love Bug - Hillary Looks A Sitter For New York Seat In Senate - South Asian Spin - New Internationalism In Sierra Leone See... Sludge Report #3 – The Linda And Helen Show [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00057.htm


A Week Of It

- Apart from the continuing controversy over Waitara this week the news to most affect this writer this week - personally - was the quick decision of the government to raise the price of cigarettes. See... A Week Of It: When Tax Is Good For You [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00059.htm


Whose Money Is It Anyway?

- Eco economist Deidre Kent talks money supply. See... Opinion: Try taking back the power to issue money [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00058.htm


Toxic Tokyo

- Images of the banner that the four Greenpeace activists hung in Japan. The activists were arrested and are still in custody. See... Scoop Images: Tokyo, Dioxin Capital Of The World [1] in the Headlines wire. The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior was raided yesterday at 08h10 local time by 50 Japanese Police officers. The Japanese authorities were looking for evidence against the four Greenpeace arrested activists... See... Japanese Police raid Rainbow Warrior [2] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00060.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00072.htm


Rail Safety Inquiry Announced

- A Ministerial Inquiry is to be held into the safety practices and standards of Tranz Rail, the Minister of Labour, Margaret Wilson, announced today. See... Minister announces inquiry into Tranz Rail safety [1] in the Parliament wire.The Minister of Labour announced today that she is considering a committee of inquiry into rail safety after a further Tranz Rail shunter was killed at work in Christchurch yesterday. See... Minister of Labour considering Rail Safety Inquiry [2] . Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton strongly supports the Attorney General's inquiry into Trans Rail. See... DPM strongly supports rail inquiry [3] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00262.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00236.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00254.htm


Intelligence & Security Committee To Be Abolished?

- The Alliance told Green MP Keith Locke that they would be supporting his private members bill which would abolish the Intelligence and Security Committee. See... Intelligence and Security Committee Repeal Bill [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00222.htm


Scoop Opinion: Helen’s First Boo-boo

- Seasoned observers are in broad agreement that Helen Clark's foray into the sociology of policing represents her first serious error of judgement. MP Simon Upton in his weekly online political column. ... See... Upton Online: Where academics love to tread [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00265.htm


China Attitude Slammed

- United New Zealand leader Peter Dunne, has slammed the New Zealand Government’s attitude to relations with China as a humiliation for all New Zealanders. See... Government's Timid, Scared Attitude To China [1] . Earlier Mr Dunne, hailed Parliament’s historic vote on Wednesday afternoon in favour of the Republic of China on Taiwan. See... Dunne Hails Parliament’s Historic Vote For Taiwan [2] . “Did New Zealand today take an overdue move away from its servile policy towards Communist China?,” said ACT MP Stephen Franks. See... Has Government Shifted Foreign Policy ?- ACT [3] The passage of an opposition backbencher's notice of motion in Parliament does not signal any change in the Government's One China policy says the Government. See... Government Re-Affirms One China Policy [4] all in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00271.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00219.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00220.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00237.htm


Scoop Arts: The Loop Print Emailer

- Jonbenet Fever Causes Publishing Havoc - Microsoft Runs At Lightening Pace In E-Book Race - Publishing Turns New Page - Girl Gives Greer Grief - Loop 9: Fane Flaws Profile See... The LOOP Print Emailer [1] in the Arts & Culture wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0005/S00022.htm


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Bunkle For Inquiry Lawyers

- The Gisborne Inquiry into cervical screening has already shown the value of allowing parties to cross-examine witnesses, Alliance health spokeswoman Phillida Bunkle said today. See... Public Representation at Gisborne Invaluable [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00266.htm


Greens & Nats At West Coast Coral

- Following explosive discussions in Parliament today, Green Party Co-Leader Rod Donald has agreed to debate Government policy on the West Coast with National MP Gerry Brownlee. See... Greens And Nats To Have It Out On The Coast [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00263.htm


Rimu Log Build-up

- The Green Party today said the true scale of native logging on the West Coast could be seen by a huge build-up of rimu logs at the Ruatapu mill on the West Coast. See... Massive timber backlog shows true logging scale [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00260.htm


Back To The Waipareira Trust

- “The Parliamentary inquiry into Waipareira Trust can now proceed,” said ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble. See... Waipareira An Issue Of Governance: Prebble [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00259.htm


Still Hope For Shared Parenting

- ACT MP Muriel Newman still holds hope for the future of Shared Parenting, even though her Private Members Shared Parenting Bill was voted down by the Labour, Alliance, Greens and NZ First parties. See... Petition Provides Hope For New Zealand’s Future [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00258.htm


Car Sticker Scheme Lawful

- Minister of Police George Hawkins has announced legal advice sought on the Christchurch based Under-25 car sticker scheme has deemed it lawful. See... Minister Announces Under 25 Sticker Scheme Lawful [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00269.htm


Toothfish Protection Scheme

- The Government has backed an international catch documentation scheme designed to protect toothfish from illegal fishing. New Zealand rules implementing the scheme came into force today. See... Government Welcomes Toothfish Catch Scheme [1] in the wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00268.htm


Sealords Deal Not Over Yet

- Winston Peters MP, Leader of New Zealand First, today said that the Government should be on full alert when looking at the imminent sale of Brierley’s $200 million share in Sealords. See... Sealords Deal Not A Done Deal [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00256.htm


Tariff Bill Enters The House

- “I move that the Tariff (Zero Duty Removal) Amendment Bill be now read a first time.” Said Finance Minister Dr Micheal Cullen as he made the first reading of a bill designed to freeze import tariffs at current levels. See... Tariff (Zero Duty Removal) Amendment Bill [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00255.htm


Rankin Resolution A Must

- ACT is today turning up the heat on the Government over WINZ boss Christine Rankin, saying “the current situation is untenable and has to be resolved immediately”. See... ACT Turns Up Heat On Government Over WINZ Boss [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00252.htm


More New Taxes Ahead?

- “The Government must issue a recall notice on the pledge card. News of yet another new tax in the wind has rendered it faulty,”; Opposition Finance spokesperson Bill English. See... Recall The Pledge Card -New Taxes Render It Faulty [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00249.htm

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