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Scoop Is in The House: Today’s Questions & Answers
Dioxin Tests For Residents Who Lived Near 245-T
Four Adults Registered At ‘Too Small’ Thorndon Cottage
ERO Review Calls For More Active Role
Vets Strike Doing Irreparable Harm
Hobbs’ Elitist TV Talk Straight Out Of PHIL 101
Gold Medal Rower Waddell Joins Team NZ
Cost Of Food On the Increase
Finding A Future For Napster
Scoop World: Fiji Security Stepped Up As Court Decision Awaited


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

- Today's questions of the day concerned: Student Loans – Tariana Turia’s Attendance At Waitangi – NCEA – People’s Bank – DNA Criminal Law Changes – Phillida Bunkle – Sustainable Farming – Hospital Waiting Lists – Apple Regulation – Vets Strike – Takeovers ... See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day - 14 February 2001 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00067.htm


Dioxin Tests For Residents Who Lived Near 245-T

- Health Minister Annette King is giving the go-ahead for blood tests to be carried out to measure dioxin levels among a selection of residents who lived near the former Ivon Watkins Dow plant in New Plymouth at the time it was manufacturing 245-T. See... Go-ahead on health concerns around chemical plant [1] and Greens Welcome Dioxin Tests As First Positive Step [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00170.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00180.htm


Four Adults Registered At ‘Too Small’ Thorndon Cottage

- ACT Party leader Richard Prebble has called for an independent judicial enquiry into whether false electoral enrolments have played a part in the row surrounding claims for accommodation expenses made by Alliance cabinet minister Phillida Bunkle. See... Judicial enquiry urgently needed in Wellington [1] and Prebble hands it out – but can't take it [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00175.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00173.htm


ERO Review Calls For More Active Role

- Education Minister Trevor Mallard said a review into the Education Review Office signalled long term changes for the office that would help towards improving the standard of education across all schools. See... ERO Review – A Positive Step Forward [1] . See also... ERO Review Forces Mallard To Face Facts [2] and Proper Resourcing Crucial To ERO Revamp - PSA [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00181.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00186.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0102/S00043.htm


Vets Strike Doing Irreparable Harm

- The strike by State vets is already doing irreparable harm to our vulnerable chilled meat markets and is set to do even more, ACT Rural Affairs Spokesman Owen Jennings said. See... Strike Doing Irreparable Harm [1] and Vets' Strike Only The Beginning [2] MORE: - Vets Taking Advantage Of Others Hard Work – Federated Farmers [3] - Vets' Strike A Major Threat To Meat Earnings [4] - Union Uses Vets' Strike To Help Recruit [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00185.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00192.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0102/S00041.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00163.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00162.htm


Hobbs’ Elitist TV Talk Straight Out Of PHIL 101

- Marian Hobbs must stop treating television like a social engineering tool, National's Broadcasting spokesperson Katherine Rich said today. See... See... Hobbs talking esoteric nonsense on role of TV [1] and TV @ Evolution Conference - Hobbs Speech [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00178.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00152.htm


Gold Medal Rower Waddell Joins Team NZ

- Olympic Gold medal winner Rob Waddell has joined Team New Zealand. The 26-year-old rower signed a contract yesterday afternoon and now begins full-time training as a grinder with the kiwi sailing team during their current trials for the America's Cup in 2003. See... Rob Waddell Joins Team New Zealand [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0102/S00029.htm


Cost Of Food On the Increase

- Food prices rose 1.6 per cent between December 2000 and January 2001 and are 4.0 per cent higher than in January 2000, according to Statistics New Zealand. The increase in January 2001 is the largest monthly movement since January last year. See... Food Prices Rise 1.6 Per Cent [1] and 6.5% More For Food At The Checkout [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0102/S00090.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00191.htm


Finding A Future For Napster

- Today's Decision is another step in the process of accommodating the legitimate rights of copyright holders and the important interests of Napster users. See... Statement Regarding Napster Decision [1] - DAVID MILLER COMMENTARY - David Miller: The Case Of Napster [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0102/S00030.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00059.htm


Scoop World: Fiji Security Stepped Up As Court Decision Awaited

- SUVA (Pasifik Nius): The Fiji military has stepped up its operations in the western part of the main Viti Levu island as the country awaits the Court of Appeals decision on Justice Anthony Gates' ruling on the 1997 constitution, the Fiji Times reports. See... Fiji Military steps up security [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0102/S00100.htm


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