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Scoop Is In The House – Today’s Q&A
Payouts For Top Dogs While Health Services Suffer
958 DWI Staff Support Christine Rankin
Fatal Northland Fires Symptomatic Of Long-Term Poverty
Big News: Wired World Of Jesus
GM Salmon Eggs May Have Escaped Into Wild
Blatant Misuse Of Power & Power Money
Start With Auckland, If You're Serious About Low Sulphur Diesel
Pipfruit Single-desk Exporter To Be Disestablished
Be Foreign Ownership Friendly For Air NZ – Nats
Russia: Journalist On Trial For Plying His Craft
US Further Damages Reputation With Another Execution

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Scoop Is In The House – Today’s Q&A

- Today's questions of the day concerned:. Northland’s Needs – Auckland Health Problems – Recidivism –DHB Efficiency Gains – Employment Relations Act – Child Abuse Sentencing -Physical Education – Laila Harre’s Talking Difficulties – Yelashgate x 2 - Palliative Care – Meridian Energy And Tim Barnett See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 20 June [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00109.htm


Payouts For Top Dogs While Health Services Suffer

- Government Ministers have taken an amazing u-turn on promises there would be no 'golden handshakes' in the Government's unnecessary restructure of the health system, National's Health spokesperson Roger Sowry says. See... Fat Cat Payments Take Precedence Over Services [1] and The Lion That Squeaks – NZ First [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00276.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00274.htm


958 DWI Staff Support Christine Rankin

- The Crown's appeal of Christine Rankin's damages case has political fingerprints all over it, National's State Services spokesperson Roger Sowry said today. See... Political Fingerprints On Rankin Case [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00279.htm


Fatal Northland Fires Symptomatic Of Long-Term Poverty

- In assessing the performance and current operations of state agencies, it is worthwhile to examine how these agencies interrelate. In making such assessments, it is often instructive to look at an issue in a broad context. See... Poverty a Key Factor in Northland Fire Deaths [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00271.htm


Big News: Wired World Of Jesus

- Well, if you can understand this week’s heading, that’s just too bad. You’re sick. You must have read the only book that has outsold Harry Potter last Christmas – well, in the UK at least. The book is entitled WAN2TLK? ltle bk of txt msgs. See... Big News: NE1 nos txt msgs R PITA! YKWIMAITYD [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00107.htm


GM Salmon Eggs May Have Escaped Into Wild

- Jeanette Fitzsimons said today the evidence shows it is highly likely that eggs from genetically engineered salmon escaped into the wild during the NZ King Salmon experiment at Kaituna. See... Escape of GE salmon eggs 'highly likely' [1] . See also… GM seed border control protocol to take effect [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00267.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00269.htm


Blatant Misuse Of Power & Power Money

- National Leader Jenny Shipley has demanded an explanation from the Government over suggestions that money from a State Owned Enterprise has been used to promote the Labour MP for Christchurch Central, Tim Barnett. See... SOE endorsement of Labour MP raises questions [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00266.htm


Start With Auckland, If You're Serious About Low Sulphur Diesel

- The Auckland Regional Council has welcomed Mobil’s commitment to reducing sulphur levels in diesel throughout New Zealand but believes it should happen in conjunction with the Auckland initiative the council is promoting. See... ARC Supports Cleaner Diesel Nationwide [1] and Mobil Stalling Over Low Sulphur Diesel, Says BP [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0106/S00035.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00179.htm


Pipfruit Single-desk Exporter To Be Disestablished

- The legislation to implement the Government's decision to revoke the apple and pear export regulations from October 1 this year was introduced into the House today, Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton said. See... Apple and pear legislation introduced [1] and ENZA legacy costs [2] . See also… When Is An Apple Kosher? [3] , from the archive.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00265.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00264.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/f8/c9/199908040830.03ff8b79.html


Be Foreign Ownership Friendly For Air NZ – Nats

- The Government must act promptly on the Singapore Airlines proposal to increase its shareholding in Air New Zealand, National's Transport spokesperson Belinda Vernon said today. See... 'Can Do' Approach Needed On Foreign Ownership [1] and Govt receives briefing from SIA [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00273.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00270.htm


Russia: Journalist On Trial For Plying His Craft

- As yet another date was set for resumption of the trial against Grigory Pasko, Amnesty International renewed its call for all charges against him to be dropped and for the journalist, environmental activist and human rights defender to be fully acquitted. See... Pasko -- Voice Of Conscience Must Not Be Silenced [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00084.htm


US Further Damages Reputation With Another Execution

- The US government has sacrificed fairness for finality, Amnesty International said today as the USA carried out its second federal execution in eight days. See... Second Federal Execution In Eight Days [1] . See also... Guest Comment: Now The Blood's On Our Hands [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00083.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00101.htm

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