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Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Questions & Answers
KIWIBANK: John Howard Commentary
KIWIBANK: Eco-Economy’s View
KIWIBANK: Bring Back That Kiwi Banking Feeling
KIWIBANK: Scoop Images: The Faces Of The Kiwi Bank
KIWIBANK: Kiwi Bank Announcement - Anderton Greets It Quietly
Scoop Feature: A Taste Of BT Global Challenge Sailing
Today Is National Bike To Work Day
Auckland Water Consultation Begins, Pressure Group Demands Option 4
Scoop World: How The Baghdad Bombing Helped American Business
Fiji: Constitutional Court Case On TV

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Jim's Big Day

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

- Today's questions of the day concerned: Kiwi Bank – Tax Changes – Vet Strike – Urban Rail Ownership - Kiwi Bank – ACC Overcharging – Vet Strike – Unemployment Rate – Auckland Health Board Resignation – Income Related Rents – Bunkle And Closing The Gaps – Family Court Openness. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day - 21 February [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00114.htm


KIWI BANK: John Howard Commentary

- Either modern-day Kiwi's are as thick as two short planks or they've lost their institutional memory. Remember the State Advances Corporation fixed mortgages which gave a whole heap of New Zealanders a hand-up? John Howard writes. See... Howard's End: Taking Control Of Our Wealth [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00113.htm


KIWI BANK: Eco-Economy’s View

- Jim’s new bank has the enthusiastic support of NZ Post and that’s about it. Even Finance Minister Michael Cullen looked quietly dismissive as the bank was announced yesterday in the Beehive. See... Eco-Economy: What’s Wrong With Jim’s New Bank [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00110.htm


KIWIBANK: Bring Back That Kiwi Banking Feeling

- Today’s announcement of Government approval of New Zealand Post’s plan to establish a new publicly owned bank, and briefing by New Zealand Post Chairman Ross Armstrong and Chief Executive Elmar Toime, came with an emphasis on feel-good factor. See... Feel-Good Factor To Be Kiwi Bank's Advantage [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00105.htm


KIWIBANK: Scoop Images: The Faces Of The Kiwi Bank

- Images from the Government’s announcement of the Kiwi bank go-ahead, NZ Post bank briefing and Jim Anderton's press conference.. Photographs by Mark Graham. See... Scoop Images: Govt & NZ Post Present A New Bank [1] and Scoop Images: Jim's Big Day [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00109.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00107.htm


KIWIBANK: 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] REACTION: - ACT - Richard Prebble Reveals Fresh Bank Information [4] - ACT - Richard Prebble To Fight Gagging Attempt [5] - NATS - Anderton still keeping kiwis in the dark [6] - LIBZ - How To Offset Jim’s Bank Losses [7] - BCAC - Peoples Bank / Kiwi Bank [8] - NZ POST - Post To Establish Low-Fee Personal Banking Service [9] - UNITED FUTURE - Anderton's $80 Million Taxpayer Overseas Handout [10] Earlier Kiwi Bank news on the Just Politics page. [11]


[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
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00326.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00320.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00310.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0102/S00070.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0102/S00069.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0102/S00136.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00300.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=justpolitics


Scoop Feature: A Taste Of BT Global Challenge Sailing

- Sailing the wrong way around the world might not seem like a lot of fun to everybody, but for others it's a thrill ride worth paying $80k for. Karl Ferguson gets first hand experience of the all-conquering BT boats. See... Scoop Feature: A taste of the testing BT boats [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00106.htm


Today Is National Bike To Work Day

- Rod Donald, Jeanette Fitzsimons, Sue Kedgley and Keith Locke will ride the four-seater bike from Oriental Bay to Civic Square tomorrow (Wed 21st Feb) morning. (Nandor Tanczos is expected to accompany them on his skateboard.) See... Green MPs mark bike to work day [1] and Scoop Images: Green MPs Bike To Work [2] . See also… LTSA wants a crash-free bike to work day [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00315.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00318.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0102/S00031.htm


Auckland Water Consultation Begins, Pressure Group Demands Option 4

- Bright green gushing water in Auckland’s central city marked the launch of the Auckland Region Water Review’s public consultation process today. See... Water Consultation Process Starts To Flow [1] . See also… Demand Option 4 - People's Option - be Included [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0102/S00049.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0102/S00050.htm


Scoop World: How The Baghdad Bombing Helped American Business

- On Friday February 16th, spurred on by the dot-com implosion and the climactic downfall of Nortel Networks Corporation, the World's leader in fiber optics, the value of high tech stocks plummeted on Wall Street in turbulent trading. But it could have been much worse. Did the bombing of Baghdad pull Wall Street out of danger? Baghdad Bombing Staves Off Financial Uncertainty [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0102/S00146.htm


Fiji: Constitutional Court Case On TV

- SUVA (Pacific Media Watch): Fiji television viewers are able to watch unedited footage of a court in action for the first time during the historic Court of Appeal sitting over a constitutional case. See... FIJI: Appeal court allows TV cameras [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0102/S00140.htm

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

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