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People’s Bank Given Green Light
Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Questions & Answers
Sludge Report: Time For Cockies To Cough Up
Howard’s End: Caring For Rural Communities
Keith Rankin Talks Sport
Goff Reluctant To Meet UN Recommendation To Outlaw Smacking
Plight Of Indonesian Christians Needs Condemnation
Supercomputer Weather: Going Blue In The USA
Scoop Business: Telecom Half Year Result Down

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People’s Bank Given Green Light

- The Green Party will support the funding appropriation for the Kiwi Bank, after receiving assurances from NZ Post yesterday that they would look at building community partnerships to provide banking services. See... Greens Say "Yes" To Kiwi Bank [1] and Opening Soon… [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00221.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00222.htm


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

- Today's questions of the day concerned: People’s Bank – Unemployment Rate – Vets Strike – Waterside Workers Dispute – Children Who Speak Other Languages – Steve Mills And TV I/V – Burglary Stats – NCEA – Rail Policy – Waterfront Dispute – Immigration. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day - 15 February [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00076.htm


Sludge Report: Time For Cockies To Cough Up

- Hey, the world is about to fall on our heads. Oh no! MAF Vets are going to go on strike, putting at threat our precious $1.4 billion meat industry @#@! Since when did threatening to strike suddenly become the equivalent of treason in New Zealand? See... Sludge Report #50 - Industrial Disease [1] FULL COVERAGE: - GOVT - New Negotiations In Meat Industry Dispute [2] - FEDERATED FARMERS - Vet Strike Upsets Dairy Farmers [3] - FEDERATED FARMERS - Farmer's Fighting Fund Support Sought [4] - FEDERATED FARMERS - MIA/Farmer Support For Employers Federation Appeal [5] - ACT - ACT proposes practical solution to vet strike [6] - EMPLOYERS FEDERATION - Court decision relating to MAF vets appealed [7] - FEDERATED FARMERS - FF Questions Vets Ethical & Professional Standards [8] - ACT - Strike Doing Irreparable Harm [9] - NATIONAL - Vets' Strike Only The Beginning [10] - FEDERATED FARMERS - Vets Taking Advantage Of Others Hard Work – Federated Farmers [11] - NATIONAL - Vets' Strike A Major Threat To Meat Earnings [12] - NATIONAL - Union Uses Vets' Strike To Help Recruit [13]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00073.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00224.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0102/S00109.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0102/S00108.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0102/S00107.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00219.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0102/S00105.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0102/S00101.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00185.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00192.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0102/S00041.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00163.htm
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00162.htm


Howard’s End: Caring For Rural Communities

- UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, is concerned that rural poverty threatens the UN's commitments and is calling for a greater effort particularly over disadvantages stemming from remoteness, insecure and unproductive jobs, and lack of high quality education and health care. John Howard writes. See... Howard's End: UN Goals Apply To NZ Rural Poor [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00074.htm


Keith Rankin Talks Sport

- Sport - ie couch potato sport - is important to New Zealanders. It's a form of vicarious living for (in particular) men - a parallel to the soap operas and romantic novels that serve the same purpose for many women. See... Keith Rankin: Sporting Blues [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00072.htm


Goff Reluctant To Meet UN Recommendation To Outlaw Smacking

- Justice Minister Phil Goff says that Cabinet has noted the views of the United Nations Committee on Children that section 59 of the Crimes Act is inconsistent with the Convention on Rights of the Child. See... Justice Minister Responds To UN Report On Children [1] and Report Released On Status Of New Zealand Children [2] . Meanwhile, Children's Commissioner Roger McClay says home visits, as Plunket nurses did in the past, could be the answer to the child abuse problem. See... Home Visits Again Might Be The Answer [3] REACTION: - ACT - Harre On Wrong Track With Plan To Outlaw Smacking [4] - ACT - Government Should Not Waste Time On Review [5] - NATS - Govt To Spend Another Year Ignoring Children [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00207.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00205.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0102/S00047.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00214.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00209.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00211.htm


Plight Of Indonesian Christians Needs Condemnation

- United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne, is calling on the Government to condemn the continuing persecution of Christians in Indonesia, including making strong protests to the Indonesian Government about the deteriorating situation. See... Stand Up For Indonesian Christians - Dunne [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00215.htm


Supercomputer Weather: Going Blue In The USA

- Latest images from the NOAA Air Resources Laboratory’s medium range forecast model – EXCLUSIVELY ON SCOOP - show the East Coast of the US in the grip of an arctic blast scheduled to hit this coming weekend. See... Supercomputer Weather: Another Arctic Blast For US [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00071.htm


Scoop Business: Telecom Half Year Result Down

- Telecom recorded net earnings of NZ$300 million for the half year ended 31 December 2000 as the Group expanded its business in Australia and New Zealand. See... Telecom Half Year Earnings [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0102/S00100.htm


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