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Keith Rankin: The Spectre Of Stagflation
Why Govt Should Listen To Business
Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Questions & Answers
Dollar Fell Below US 40 Cents Yesterday
Correctives Applaud Harvey’s Jolly Good Spanking
Singapore Agreement: A Trojan Horse for investment
Family Court Has Blood On Its Hands – FARE
Watch Out For Black Widows In The Grapes
New NZ Yearbook
Eliminate Dioxin Drive Launched
Greens In Battle Of Oamaru
Opposition Tells Govt To Take Heed Of Sobering Economic News
Howard’s End: NZ, Seventh State Of Australia



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Keith Rankin: The Spectre Of Stagflation

- Don Brash said it for the first time since 1982. Stagflation. Sounds like a rush of male deer. But it's a case of mixed metaphors. Dr Brash has scared the horses. See... Keith Rankin: The Big S-Word [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00023.htm


Why Govt Should Listen To Business

- The New Zealand Business Roundtable appealed today to the government to stop lashing out at its critics and to recognise the damage its policies are doing to the economy. See... Business To Government: Please Listen [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0010/S00051.htm


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

- Today's Questions concerned the subjects of: NZBR Herald Advert – Santa and Jim – Electricity Consumers Rights – Stagflation – Australia And Immigration – Inflation – Youth Offending – Stagflation – Dioxin Pollution – Mangaroa Prison Compensation ... See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 5 October [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00024.htm


Dollar Fell Below US 40 Cents Yesterday

- The New Zealand dollar hit a new record low of US 39.92 cents yesterday afternoon - the first time it had fallen below US 40 cents - following warnings by Reserve Bank head Don Brash to the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee that New Zealand could return to stagflation, the combination of high inflation and negative economic growth last seen in the Muldoon years. The dollar cheered up slightly overnight, and at 9am this morning was trading at US 40.47 cents. Links to dollar in motion - (Yahoo!- USD CROSS [1] )


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


Correctives Applaud Harvey’s Jolly Good Spanking

- Sister Psychotica SM today commended Judith Tizard, the Minister for Aucklandish Affairs, for her firm hand and “verbal spanking” of Bob Harvey: See... Tizard's Firm Hand, And Harvey's Crinkly Bottom [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00023.htm


Singapore Agreement: A Trojan Horse for investment

- Asia 2000 head, Tim Groser, described the Singapore free trade agreement as a Trojan Horse for what he called “the real negotiating end-game: a possible new trade bloc encompassing all of South East Asia and Australia and NZ”. But it is a Tojan Horse in other ways too. See... Singapore Agreement: A Trojan Horse for investment [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00022.htm


Family Court Has Blood On Its Hands – FARE

- “The Family Court has been a major contributor to a succession of child murders in New Zealand over recent years”, Darryl Ward, spokesperson for Families Apart Require Equality (FARE), stated today. See... Family Court Has Blood On Its Hands – Again! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00019.htm


Watch Out For Black Widows In The Grapes

- THE Ministry of Health has today issued a warning to food retailers and consumers, after two black widow spiders were found in grapes from California. See... Ministry Issues Black Widow Spider Warning [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0010/S00009.htm


New NZ Yearbook

- The most comprehensive edition of the New Zealand Official Yearbook ever published was launched today by the Rt Hon Helen Clark, Prime Minister of New Zealand, at a function in Wellington's historic Bond Store. See... New Zealand Official Yearbook 2000 Launched [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0010/S00008.htm


Eliminate Dioxin Drive Launched

- CHRISTCHURCH: Greenpeace has launched its Eliminate Dioxin Drive which will highlight the extent of dangerous dioxin pollution around New Zealand, and call on the government to eliminate dioxins. See... The Eliminate Dioxin Drive [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00020.htm


Greens In Battle Of Oamaru

- Keith Locke, Nandor Tanczos and Rod Donald, the leaders of the Green Republicans, will receive a “Declaration of War” from Lieutenant Carl Layton and his Loyal supporters on the steps of parliament at 1pm today. See... Battle Of Oamaru Confirmed, Declaration Of War [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00072.htm


Opposition Tells Govt To Take Heed Of Sobering Economic News

- The warnings signalled by the Reserve Bank Governor must be taken very seriously by the Government, Opposition finance spokesperson Bill English said today. See... Sit Up And Take Notice, Dr Cullen [1] . ACT Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide said the Reserve Bank's stagflation warning is further confirmation of the serious economic malaise the Labour Government has inflicted on the country. See... RB News Grim, Recession Tipped For Christmas [2] and Time For U-Turn [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00085.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00086.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00087.htm


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

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