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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Q&A
Rankin’s Sexism Allegations Appall Shipley
Put Suharto Assets High On Wahid Talks Agenda
Tranz Scenic Sale Highlights Need To Take Back The Track
Reinvented TVNZ Keeps Profitable Broadcasting Arm
David Miller: When Little Monsters Grow Up
No Bonuses For Doing Your Job In Public Service
Immigration Dept Vindicated, Herald Reporting Trashed
New Rules To Protect Car Buyers Form Dodgy Dealers
Media Flash: Oz Media Insider
Scoop World: Patenting Genes To Control Biodiversity
Scoop World: The Pope In The Ukraine
Katya Rivas: Sublime Mary


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Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Q&A

- Today's questions of the day concerned: Steve Maharey On Christine Rankin – Jobs Outlook – NZ Post Board Stoush – NCEA – Digital Divide In Schools – Ken Douglas On Kiwi Bank – TVNZ – Ben Smart And Olivia Hope – Passenger Services Rail Sale – Witness Relocation – Auckland DHB Resignation – Pacific People’s Road Safety. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 26 June [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00136.htm


Rankin’s Sexism Allegations Appall Shipley

- The sexist and intimidatory behaviour by Cabinet Minister Steve Maharey and the head of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Mark Prebble must surely be sackable offences, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said today. See... Appalling sexist behaviour must not be tolerated [1] . See also... Scoop Feedback: Governmental Bigotry Unleashed [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00375.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00131.htm


Put Suharto Assets High On Wahid Talks Agenda

- When Helen Clark meets Indonesia’s President Wahid this week, in Christchurch, one item should be very high on their agenda – cooperation to track down, seize and repatriate the NZ assets of the former ruling Suharto family and cronies. See... Seize The NZ Assets Of The Suhartos & Cronies [1] and Discuss Human Rights & Suharto Assets With Wahid [2] . See also... Raise West Papua with Wahid - Greens [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00102.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00094.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00352.htm


Tranz Scenic Sale Highlights Need To Take Back The Track

- “The sale of the Tranz Scenic business which includes the sale of 61 stations, Christchurch’s Waltham Passenger depot, Wellington’s Passenger Car depot and the Otahuhu Passenger Depot all signal the beginning of the fragmentation and breakup of New Zealand’s rail network” said the Rail & Maritime Transport Union’s General Secretary Wayne Butson. See... Tranz Scenic Sale - Take Back The Track Campaign [1] MORE: - Rail & Maritime Union - Union Decries Loss Of Passenger Trains [2] - Union Congratulates West Coast Rail [3] - Greens - Rail Passenger Service Cuts Risk Fragmentation [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00234.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00233.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00232.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00394.htm


Reinvented TVNZ Keeps Profitable Broadcasting Arm

- The Government’s hand was not forced in today’s decision not to split off Broadcasting Communications Ltd (BCL) from Television New Zealand, Finance Minister Michael Cullen said at the post-cabinet press conference. See... Reinvented TVNZ Will Have A Place For BCL [1] . See also... Alliance central role in Crown-Owned Company [2] and TVNZ to be charter-focused crown company [3] Full Coverage: - Greens - Greens Want TVNZ's Independence Guaranteed In Law [4] - NZ First - TVNZ Latest Policy Shows Deck Chair Mentality [5] -United Future NZ - TVNZ Decisions Will Do Nothing To Secure Future [6] - ACT - Semi-Commercial Stance on TVNZ is Farcical [7] - TVNZ - TVNZ ready to embrace new direction [8] - PSA - TVNZ Staff Welcome Direction [9]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00132.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00372.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00368.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00381.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00378.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00359.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00376.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00097.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00105.htm


David Miller: When Little Monsters Grow Up

- The abduction and murder of toddler James Bulger in 1993 shocked people in the United Kingdom and around the world. His killers were quickly arrested, charged, found guilty and incarcerated, however that was only the beginning of the issue. See... David Miller: Ten Year Old Killers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00134.htm


No Bonuses For Doing Your Job In Public Service

- State Services Minister Trevor Mallard today announced new parameters and guidelines that will govern the use of one-off performance payments and other special payments in the State sector. See... New Parameters For One-Off Payments [1] . See also… Trevor Mallard Speech To PSA Conference [2] and PSA Welcomes Minister’s Comments [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00390.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00388.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00104.htm


Immigration Dept Vindicated, Herald Reporting Trashed

- Lianne Dalziel said the report into the attempted removal of a 21-year-old Samoan woman and her 10-year-old cousin highlighted gross inaccuracies in the New Zealand Herald article (11 June 2001) which reported on the attempted removal of Seneuefa Tilo, 21, and Cristine Tilo, aged 10. See... Minister Releases Report [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00384.htm


New Rules To Protect Car Buyers Form Dodgy Dealers

- Consumer Affairs Minister Jim Anderton and Commerce Minister Paul Swain have announced changes to the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act that will mean a better deal for consumers and the car industry. See... MVDA Changes Drive Better Deal For Consumers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00383.htm


Media Flash: Oz Media Insider

- JOHN B. FAIRFAX'S Rural Press announced on Friday that it would write down its entire investment in DirectAg.Com Inc just eight months after purchasing a 20 per cent in the website. Impact will be about $13 million according to The Daily Telegraph. See... Media Flash - June 25, 2001 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00135.htm


Scoop World: Patenting Genes To Control Biodiversity

- Rome/Hamburg, June 25th, 2001 – Greenpeace research presented today in Rome shows how multinational companies like agrochemical giant DuPont are systematically trying to abuse patent laws to get exclusive rights over the biological diversity in crops. See... Greenpeace Tells Multinationals To Stop Exploiting [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00103.htm


Scoop World: The Pope In The Ukraine

- Dear Brothers in the Episcopate, I greet you and I embrace you all in the Lord! It is a great joy for me to meet you in your beloved land, to listen to you and to reflect with you upon the journey of communion and upon the promising work of evangelization being done in your communities. See... Pope John Paul II's Pilgrimage To Ukraine (2) [1] andPope John Paul II's Pilgrimage To Ukraine [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00104.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00101.htm


Katya Rivas: Sublime Mary

- Joyous movement and the splendor of Celestial Spirits that, united in charity, sang praises. Such was Mary’s entry into Heaven when she was taken to eternal happiness. See... Katya Rivas: Mary Is the Sublime Creature [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00133.htm

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