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National Superannuation Fund Proposal Announced
Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Questions & Answers
David Miller: Gold Medals Matter
Hard Figures On Second Hand Smoke Dangers
PM’s Post Cabinet Presser: No Problem With Young People Heading Overseas
Counter-Campaign To Generation Lost Ad
Govt Under Fire For Excluding Critics From Business Conference
On The Right: PM Channels Crazy Dictators
Govt Says New Labour Laws Will Reduce Job Stress, On World Mental Health Day
Scoop Business: GeneratorBates Merged And Ready To Rock
Scoop Business: Fletcher Challenge Sets Course For Its Divisions
Scoop Business: Exports Grow - Overseas Merchandise Trade Figures
Scoop World: Middle East Crisis
Scoop World: Guadalcanal Leaders Cautious On Peace Talks

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National Superannuation Fund Proposal Announced

- “The proposed New Zealand Superannuation Fund offers an important opportunity to introduce stability and security into retirement income” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. See... An Enduring Solution To Funding New Zealand Super' [1] MORE - Pre-Funding NZ Superannuation: Budget Implications [2] - Making A Commitment To Our Elders – Jim Anderton [3] - Offering New Zealanders Security In Retirement – Steve Maharey [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00199.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00197.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00198.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00200.htm


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

- Today's Questions concern: Jim Vs Jenny On The Kiwi Dollar - Auckland Cardiac Surgery (Where Is Ruth?) – Business Forum – Brain Drain – Cardiac Surgery – Stress At Work – TUF President’s Faith – TranzRail Network – Christopher Truscott – Buddle Finlay’s ... See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 10 October [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00052.htm


David Miller: Gold Medals Matter

- You could almost feel the pride swelling in the chests of all Australians when IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch bestowed the ‘best ever’ label on the Sydney Olympics. See... David Miller Online: Struggling For Medals [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00050.htm


Hard Figures On Second Hand Smoke Dangers

- Health Minister Annette King says new research findings confirms the need for stronger measures to protect people from exposure to second-hand smoke. See... Dangers of second-smoke demonstrated [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00186.htm


PM’s Post Cabinet Presser: No Problem With Young People Heading Overseas

- “I will never discourage young people from looking for opportunities overseas, because I believe most will come back,” said Prime Minister Helen Clark, in response to scare-mongering over the brain drain during the past week. See... PM’s Presser: Clark Plays Down Brain Drain [1] . Also at yesterday’s press conference PM Says She Sees Irony In Brash's Pay Rise [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00048.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00049.htm


Counter-Campaign To Generation Lost Ad

- “A positive start” is how Jordan Carter is characterising the response to a counter-campaign to the “Young New Zealanders” who placed advertisements in last week’s daily newspapers. See... Real Young New Zealander campaign gathers pace [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00040.htm


Govt Under Fire For Excluding Critics From Business Conference

- The Government's approach to the upcoming business summit is akin to a kamikaze approach, because of the bizarre selection rules for conference invitees precluding any business individual or organisation, who is critical of government policy from attending, says Hon Peter Dunne, leader United New Zealand. See... Govt. Takes "Kamikaze Approach" To Business Summit [1] EARLIER - NATS - Big Spend-Up On Million Dollar Legal Eagles [2] - ACT - "Guess Who's NOT Coming to Dinner" [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00187.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00159.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00155.htm


On The Right: PM Channels Crazy Dictators

- Isn’t it funny how at the same time Yugoslavia overthrows its crazy dictator, Helen Clark decides to become even more autocratic? Has the ghost of Milosevic entered Clark’s body? See... Mike Heine: Ghost Of Milosovic Enters PM's Body [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00043.htm


Govt Says New Labour Laws Will Reduce Job Stress, On World Mental Health Day

- Stress at work – a central theme of World Mental Health Day [10 October] –will be reduced through the effects of the Employment Relations Act, the review of the Health and Safety in Employment Act and the changes to ACC, says Acting Minister of Health Ruth Dyson. See... Government Policies Address Workplace Stress [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00185.htm


Scoop Business: GeneratorBates Merged And Ready To Rock

- Three weeks after it was announced, the GeneratorBates merger is a done deal with the fully integrated agency now operating from Viaduct Quay on the Auckland waterfront. See... GeneratorBates powered up and ready to go [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0010/S00075.htm


Scoop Business: Fletcher Challenge Sets Course For Its Divisions

- A programme to complete the Fletcher Challenge Group restructuring and separation of the remaining three targeted share Divisions was announced today by Dr Roderick Deane, Chairman of Fletcher Challenge Limited. See... Fletcher Challenge Sets Course For Its Divisions [1] . See also … Shell And Apache Agreement With Fletcher Energy [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0010/S00076.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0010/S00074.htm


Scoop Business: Exports Grow - Overseas Merchandise Trade Figures

- The value of merchandise exports has continued to grow, according to Statistics New Zealand. The exports trend has been rising slightly faster than the imports trend since October 1999, resulting in a slow reduction of the deficit in the trade balance trend. See... Exports Grow [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0010/S00073.htm


Scoop World: Middle East Crisis

- UN NEWS: Arriving in Tel Aviv, Kofi Annan says bloodshed must stop, peace talks begin - Annan envoy holds talks on release of prisoners held by Israel and Lebanon. See... Annan says bloodshed must stop, peace talks begin [1] , UNSG Kofi Annan's Comments On Middle East Crisis [2] and UN Security Council Resolution 1322 On Israel [3] - SEE ALSO - Sludge Report #32 – Resolving A Family Feud [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0010/S00065.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0010/S00066.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0010/S00067.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00038.htm


Scoop World: Guadalcanal Leaders Cautious On Peace Talks

- MUNDA, Solomon Islands (WP): Guadalcanal militants and provincial government leaders say peace talks and signed agreements will not resolve the ethnic conflict in the Solomons if criminals ignore them. See... Guadalcanal Leaders Cautious On Peace Talks [1] MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES - Fiji - Wear Blue Day For 1997 Constitution [2] - RUSSIA - Radioactive Soil Delivered To Duma [3] - ROME - International Failure To Curb Illegal Fishing [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0010/S00063.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0010/S00060.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0010/S00062.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0010/S00061.htm

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Werewolf: Living With Rio’s Olympic Ruins

Mariana Cavalcanti Critics of the Olympic project can point a discernible pattern in the delivery of Olympics-related urban interventions: the belated but rushed inaugurations of faulty and/or unfinished infrastructures... More>>

Live Blog On Now: Open Source//Open Society Conference

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Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

It hasn’t been much fun at all to see how “war on drugs in sport” has become a proxy version of the Cold War, fixated on Russia. This weekend’s banning of the Russian long jumper Darya Klishina took that fixation to fresh extremes. More>>

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Binoy Kampmark: Kevin Rudd’s Failed UN Secretary General Bid

Few sights are sadder in international diplomacy than seeing an aging figure desperate for honours. In a desperate effort to net them, he scurries around, cultivating, prodding, wishing to be noted. Finally, such an honour is netted, in all likelihood just to shut that overly keen individual up. More>>

Open Source / Open Society: The Scoop Foundation - An Open Model For NZ Media

Access to accurate, relevant and timely information is a crucial aspect of an open and transparent society. However, in our digital society information is in a state of flux with every aspect of its creation, delivery and consumption undergoing profound redefinition... More>>

Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

I’ll focus here on just two ways that dis-enfranchisement is currently occurring in the US: (a) by the rigging of the boundary lines for voter districts and (b) by demanding elaborate photo IDs before people are allowed to cast their vote. More>>

Ramzy Baroud: Being Black Palestinian - Solidarity As A Welcome Pathology

It should come as no surprise that the loudest international solidarity that accompanied the continued spate of the killing of Black Americans comes from Palestine; that books have already been written and published by Palestinians about the plight of their Black brethren. In fact, that solidarity is mutual. More>>

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