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Dollar Falls Under US 40 Cents For First Time
Howard’s End: NZ, Seventh State Of Australia
Anne Else: High Time For New Adoption Law
Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Questions And Answers
Humanitarian Hercules Mission Defended
Timor Raises Questions About NZ’s Future Peacekeeping Role
Electricity Industry Reforms Announced
Govt Succumbs To Brain Drain Panic
Scoop World: Report From Bolivia
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Rodney Hide: A Nose For Scandal

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Dollar Falls Under US 40 Cents For First Time

- The New Zealand dollar hit a new record low of US 39.98 cents this afternoon following comments by Reserve Bank head Don Brash at the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee this morning warning of a possible return to stagflation, the combination of high inflation and negative economic growth last seen in the Muldoon years. Links to dollar in motion - (Yahoo!- USD CROSS [1] )


[1] - http://quote.yahoo.com/m5?a=1&s=NZD&t=USD


Howard’s End: NZ, Seventh State Of Australia

- Earlier this week I wrote on Scoop that we should drop the charade about monetary union with Australia and focus of the real debate - New Zealand the seventh State of Australia. The column created widespread public and media interest - so let's consider the final jump. See... Howard’s End: NZ, Seventh State Of Australia [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00017.htm


Anne Else: High Time For New Adoption Law

- At long last, an official report on adoption law reform has grasped most of the biggest problems with this 45-year-old legislation, and put forward some reasonably sound remedies. But when the Law Commission's report came out last week, it made few headlines. See... Anne Else: The Future Of Adoption [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00015.htm


Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Questions And Answers

- Today's Questions concerned the subjects of: Unemployment Rises – Closing The Gaps – Double Jeopardy – Food Banks – Electricity Regulation –Consumer Confidence - Telecommunication Regulation – Auckland Transport Woes – Road Safety –Mangaroa Compensation – East ... See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 4 October [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00018.htm


Humanitarian Hercules Mission Defended

- Dunedin based National MP Katherine Rich has confirmed that it was her request which lead to a Government decision to divert an Air Force Hercules aircraft back to Apia in Samoa to pick up a civilian. The Young Nationals said ACT MP Rodney Hide’s attack over the incident was a blatant, insensitive attempt at political mileage. See... No Apologies Over Air Force Incident [1] and Insensitive Politics From Hide Over Hercules [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00057.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00013.htm


Timor Raises Questions About NZ’s Future Peacekeeping Role

- In the 21st Century warfare has become characterised by a state or geographical area imploding in on itself, as its national groups, split by language, religion or national identity turn on each other in a fight for what each side sees as their homeland. See... The NZDF And UN Peacekeeping In The 21st Century [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00014.htm


Electricity Industry Reforms Announced

- The Government yesterday announced a comprehensive policy package designed to deliver fairness and transparency for electricity consumers. See... A Fair Deal For Electricity Consumers [1] and Power Package Summary of Government Decisions [2] . REACTION- GREENS - Greens' Electricity Initiatives Bear Fruit [3] - NZ FIRST - Power Package Right Direction But Not Enough [4] - NATS - Govt still don't have power consumers at heart [5] - ALLIANCE - Anderton on the Electricity Package [6] - PUBLIC POWER CAMPAIGN - Promises But No Powers [7] - EMA - Guarantees Of Cheaper Power Applauded [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00048.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00049.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00051.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00064.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00061.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00056.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00014.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0010/S00025.htm


Govt Succumbs To Brain Drain Panic

- National Immigration Spokesperson Marie Hasler said there is a note of desperation creeping into the Labour Government's Immigration policy, after indications from Immigration Minister Lianne Dalziel that more immigrants may be allowed into New Zealand. See... Minister Panics Over Brain Drain [1] MORE REACTION- UNITED - Dunne Applauds Minister's Immigration Proposals [2] - NZPI - Possible Changes To Immigration Levels Welcomed [3] - ACT - Immigration Review Must Promote Brain Gain [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00053.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00052.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00012.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00044.htm


Scoop World: Report From Bolivia

- I am sorry to report that, once again, I am writing from a Bolivia in the midst of conflict. A series of national strikes and highway blockades which began two weeks ago has been met with 20,000 government troops using tear gas and live rounds in ... See... Drug War At Center Stage In Bolivian Violence [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0010/S00024.htm


MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES

- SOLOMON ISLANDS - Threatened Journalist Reassured Over Family [1] - FIJI - Committee on Blueprint [2] - UNITED STATES - Ralph Nader To Speak At "Beyond Pesticides" Forum [3] - CZECHOSLOVAKIA - Two Letters Re: Violience To Prague Protesters [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0010/S00025.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0010/S00023.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0010/S00022.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0010/S00021.htm

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