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Scoop Is In The House – Today’s Q&A
Sludge Report: Empathy Deficit In Middle East
Whitianga Waterways Approval Delayed Again
Reject Westland Mine – Forest & Bird
Superannuation Strategy: Cullen Talks
Sludge Report: Standardising, Homogenising & Controlling NZ Online
David Miller: Middle East Peace Not Forthcoming
5c Petrol Price Cut
Scoop World: Powell On Middle East Report
More Air NZ Flights, Freedom Inundated With Bookings
Children’s Commissioner Gets Funding Boost
New Youth Suicide Prevention Co-ordinator

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Scoop Is In The House – Today’s Q&A

- Today's questions of the day concerned: Tertiary Funding – Cancelled GST Refund Cheques – Budget Suggestions – Yelashgate - Children’s Rights – New Taxes – Sport Inquiry – Reducing Reoffending – Private Training Establishments – Yelashgate – Health Funding – Open Cast Mining On West Coast. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 22 May 2001 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00130.htm


Sludge Report: Empathy Deficit In Middle East

- Is it more terrifying to be killed by a suicide bomber or by a tank-shell, or by a bomb, or by a bullet as you drive your car to work? Does any means of violent death make you more dead than the other? See... Sludge Report #68 – Who Is Terrorising Who? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00129.htm

Whitianga Waterways Approval Delayed Again

- An amendment to the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act that would clear the way for the stalled Whitianga Waterways project to go ahead will go to select committee for consideration rather than be rushed through Parliament, Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton said. See... Gulf Act To Get Select Committee Treatment [1] MORE: - Libz - Waterways Victim Of Predictable Backsliding [2] - ACT - Whitianga Waterways Wallows [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00126.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00098.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00428.htm


Reject Westland Mine – Forest & Bird

- Declining GRD Macraes Ltd mining access to Victoria Forest Park would safeguard the Crown against ongoing liability for New Zealand's biggest toxic waste site, the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society says. See... Macraes Mine Would Impose Large Costs [1] and West Coast Mine Proposal Shows Need for DoC Review - ACT [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00094.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00407.htm


Superannuation Strategy: Cullen Talks

- What I intend to do today is to restate the high level policy objectives of the government with regard to superannuation, and to respond to some of the issues that have emerged in the public debate since the Super Bill was introduced. See... Michael Cullen's Speech To The Supersummit [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00433.htm


Sludge Report: Standardising, Homogenising & Controlling NZ Online

- In This Edition: Xtra and Microsoft Playing Monopoly On The NZ Web - The Worst Portal In New Zealand Online Media - Xtra’s Attempts To Be Everything To Everybody - So What Should Be Done? See... Sludge Report #67 – Playing Monopoly On The NZ Web [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00123.htm


David Miller: Middle East Peace Not Forthcoming

- The last time this column focused on the situation in the Middle East back in April, it was clear then that the prospects for finding a peaceful settlement where becoming ever more remote. Peace will not be forthcoming to the region and the events of the last few days are a demonstration of why this is so. See... David Miller: Now It's War In The Middle East [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00127.htm


5c Petrol Price Cut

- Shell has delivered a pre-budget top-up for motorists by slashing the price of petrol by five cents per litre from midday today (Tuesday 22 May). See... Shell Delivers Pre Budget “Top-Up” For Motorists [1] and BP Drops Petrol Prices [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00186.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00188.htm


Scoop World: Powell On Middle East Report

- SECRETARY POWELL: Well, good morning, ladies and gentlemen. On behalf of President Bush and myself, I want to commend Senator George Mitchell and the entire Sharm el Sheikh Fact-Finding Committee for the excellent Report they produced, and which Senator Mitchell and Senator Rudman briefed on a little bit earlier this morning. See... Powell on the Sharm el Sheikh Fact-Finding [1] MORE: - Phil Goff - NZ Calls For End To Middle East Violence [2] - Gush Shalom - A Just Peace: The Only Way Out [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0105/S00030.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00437.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0105/S00029.htm


More Air NZ Flights, Freedom Inundated With Bookings

- Air New Zealand has announced that at least four of the BAE 146 aircraft, most recently used by the failed Qantas New Zealand airline, will be put into service to add extra capacity on domestic routes. See... Whisper Jets Pressed Into Service [1] . Meanwhile, Freedom Air says it has been inundated with bookings. See… Demand Soars For Freedom Air’s Domestic Service [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00182.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00181.htm


Children’s Commissioner Gets Funding Boost

- The annual budget of the Commissioner for Children's office will almost double within two years to enable him to better promote the rights of children and to monitor our compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Social Services and and Employment Minister Steve Maharey said today. See... Big Boost For Children's Rights [1] and At Last Good News For Children [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00443.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00099.htm


New Youth Suicide Prevention Co-ordinator

- Ministry of Youth Affairs Chief Executive, Anne Carter, announced today that Debbie Edwards has been appointed to the position of National Co-ordinator, Youth Suicide Prevention. See... National Co-ordinator Youth Suicide Prevention [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00095.htm

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