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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Kiwi Bank Announcement - Anderton Greets It Quietly
NZ Post Announcement
Scoop Is In The House
Airways UK National Air Traffic Services Bid Fails
David Miller: Stalemate Over Iraq
PM’s Presser: Phil Goff Has Con On Iraq
Only Platinum Good Enough For MAF Vets, Say Federated Farmers
Latest TV3 Poll
Satire: More PE For Fitter, Stronger Breeding Stock
Scoop IT: Hitwise Gets Seal Of Approval
Scoop World: Case To Decide Fiji’s Future Underway


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Kiwi Bank Announcement - Anderton Greets It Quietly

- Jim Anderton will celebrate quietly, if at all. See... The road to the bank - Anderton [1] . “New Zealanders want some of our strategic assets to be owned in New Zealand. They are tired of branch closures and rising fees,” Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton said today. See... NZ Post gets go-ahead for bank - Anderton [2] and - THE ANNOUNCEMENT ITSELF - The Government has approved New Zealand Post Ltd's plan to establish a new publicly owned bank. See... NZPO Ltd gets Government go-ahead for new bank [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00306.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00305.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00304.htm


NZ Post Announcement

- New Zealand Post welcomed Shareholder approval today for the provision of equity to establish banking services within the New Zealand Post retail network. See... Post To Establish Low-Fee Personal Banking Service [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0102/S00136.htm


Scoop Is In The House

– Today's questions of the day concerned: ACC Overcharging – Kiwi Bank x 2 – Sports Scholarships – Phillida Bunkle – New Baby Boom – TVNZ Charter Costings – Climate Change – Employment Relations Bill – Special Education Services – Health Reform Costs – Airways UK Contract Bid – Arms Amendment Bill. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day - 20 February [1] Final Dioxin Report Released In Full - A Ministry for the Environment report that assesses the health risks that dioxins pose to the New Zealand public will be published on the Ministry’s website today at 3pm. Two cabinet papers on the report will also be published. See... Final Dioxins Report Public Today At 3pm [2] . See also... Scoop Publishes "Leaked" MFE Dioxin Report [3] and Dioxin report not secret – MFE [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00102.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0102/S00074.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00092.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0102/S00024.htm


Airways UK National Air Traffic Services Bid Fails

- Reports from London confirm that the consortium formed by Airways and Lockheed Martin has failed in its bid for the partial privatisation of the UK National Air Traffic Services (NATS). (WARNING NOTE: THIS REPORT HAS BEEN DENIED VIGOROUSLY BY AIRWAYS CORPORATION AND IN PARLIAMENT BY THE SOE MINISTER.) See... Airways Fails In Uk Bid - Early exit shocks SOE [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00100.htm


David Miller: Stalemate Over Iraq

- It was interesting to see that the New Zealand government has criticised the United States and Britain for their renewed air offensive over the skies of Iraq, with Disarmament Minister Matt Robson labelling them an “arrogant use of power”. See... David Miller: The Bombing of Iraq [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00098.htm


PM’s Presser: Phil Goff Has Con On Iraq

- “I’ve made it quite clear Phil Goff makes statements on Foreign policy,” Prime Minister Helen Clark said today, after Minister for Disarmament Matt Robson released a statement strongly criticising the air strikes against Iraqi military command, control and communication sites outside Bagdhad by the United States and Great Britain. See... Leave Foreign Policy To Phil, Robson Told [1] FULL COVERAGE: - MATT ROBSON - Attack On Iraq Sets Back World Peace Initiatives [2] - KEITH LOCKE - Locke Supports Robson's Criticism Of Raid On Iraq [3] - PHIL GOFF - Air Strike Against Iraq [4] - AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE - U.S./British Warplanes Hit Iraqi Military Sites [5] - BACKGROUND 1998 - The Security Situation In Iraq (2) [6] - The Security Situation In Iraq (1) [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00096.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00274.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00275.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00272.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0102/S00127.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/c4/3a/199812170916.478582.html
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/65/55/199812170913.32cb08.html


Only Platinum Good Enough For MAF Vets, Say Federated Farmers

- Federated Farmers NZ Meat and Fibre Producers Chairman Chris Lester is astounded that Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) Verification Authority (VA) veterinarians have turned down the latest pay offer put on the negotiating table by MAF. See... FF Say MAF VA Vets Need To "Get Real" [1] . EARLIER: If MAF Vets serious they should return to work [2] More on the Just Politics page. [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0102/S00134.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0102/S00133.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=justpolitics


Latest TV3 Poll

- Labour is soaring in the latest TV3 poll receiving 49% of the vote in the crucial Party Vote race. For more details see… TV3 News [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0102/S00084.htm


Satire: More PE For Fitter, Stronger Breeding Stock

- The Ministerial Taskforce report calling for the extension of school hours to promote sport and fitness has gained support from the likeliest of quarters. See... Satire: Ex-Fuhrer Supports Extended School Hours [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00099.htm


Scoop IT: Hitwise Gets Seal Of Approval

- 19 February 2001 – The methodology of Hitwise, New Zealand’s leading online competitive intelligence service, has received the seal of approval from global audit firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. See... Hitwise receives PWC Audtitors seal of approval [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0102/S00068.htm


Scoop World: Case To Decide Fiji’s Future Underway

- In an expected combination of forces, the Qarase regime, the military, the police, the media, and the nation's big businesses attempted to frustrate the Fiji First day today. Fiji Employers Federation, which comprises the nation's largest businesses, ... See... Fiji's first day frustrated [1] MORE: - PACNEWS - Ratu Mara's 'resignation' early issue in court [2] - FPCG - Landmark Constitutional case underway [3] - PACNEWS - Chaudhry calls for unity as court sits [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0102/S00132.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0102/S00134.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0102/S00131.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0102/S00130.htm

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