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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House – Today’s Q&A
NZ Going Backwards On Kyoto Protocol Objectives
Consumer Confidence Falls In June Quarter
Greens Lead Fight To Save Rail Passenger Services
Stateside: Going Bush While Proud Gays Parade
AIDS Doesn’t Discriminate, King Warns
Scoop World: Bush & Sharon Talk Peace At White House
Greens Call For Real Maori TV Progress
A Greener & Leafier Fuel Proposal
The Thalidomide Lesson Hasn’t Been Learned
Scoop World: The Pope In The Ukraine
Katya Rivas: Humbling Love

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Scoop Is In The House – Today’s Q&A

- Today's questions of the day concerned: Christine Rankin And The PM – Industry Training – Christine Rankin And Maharey – NZ Schools Report – NZ Post Board - Regional Rail Services – NZ Post And South Africa – Rail Services – Otago Health Services – Oceans Policy – Probation Workers Strike - Easter Trading In 2002. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 27 June [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00142.htm


NZ Going Backwards On Kyoto Protocol Objectives

- The latest annual report on New Zealand's energy sector greenhouse gas emissions shows a 2 percent increase in gross carbon dioxide emissions between 1999 and 2000. See... Energy Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Latest Data [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00412.htm


Consumer Confidence Falls In June Quarter

- Consumer confidence eased back from its recent high during the June 2001 quarter, falling from 121.6 in March to 117.0 in June, according to the WestpacTrust McDermott Miller Consumer Confidence Index. See... Consumer Confidence Eases In The June Quarter [1] and WestpacTrust Consumer Confidence Survey - Q2 2001 [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00244.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00249.htm


Greens Lead Fight To Save Rail Passenger Services

- Green Co-leader Rod Donald and Transport Spokesperson Sue Kedgley expect to meet this week with the new owner of New Zealand's passenger rail services - Australian-owned West Coast Rail - to discuss how services can be kept running in light of today's announcement on five passenger services. See... Rail Passenger Service Cuts Risk Fragmentation [1] MORE: - Libz - Greens - 'Save Rail' By Keeping Out Of Koru Clubs [2] - Govt - Ready To Talk With Rail Owners [3] - ACT - Government Must Resist Railway Blackmail [4] - Rail & Maritime Union - Tranz Scenic Sale - Take Back The Track Campaign [5] - Union Decries Loss Of Passenger Trains [6] - Union Congratulates West Coast Rail [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00394.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00114.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00399.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00408.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00234.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00233.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00232.htm


Stateside: Going Bush While Proud Gays Parade

- According to Monday morning's newscast, a million people lined the streets of San Francisco to watch the Gay Pride parade on Sunday. Not me. I was camping up near Yuba Pass on the Sierra Nevada. See... Stateside with Rosalea: I Hear The Cottonwoods [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00139.htm


AIDS Doesn’t Discriminate, King Warns

- Health Minister Annette King has told the UN General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS that countries must listen to the voices of women to prevent the spread of the disease. See... Annette King at UN session on HIV/AIDS in New York [1] MORE: - United Nations - UN News reports on special session on HIV/AIDs [2] and UN News reports on special session on HIV/AIDS (2) [3] - Colin Powell - Colin L. Powell At UN Stakeout - On AIDS/HIV [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00404.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00111.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00112.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00108.htm


Scoop World: Bush & Sharon Talk Peace At White House

- THE PRESIDENT: It's my honor to welcome back to the Oval Office Prime Minister Sharon. He is a leader who has faced extraordinary circumstances in the Middle East. I believe he's shown patience and is willing to lead. I understand the pressures he is under. See... US President Bush Meets Israeli PM Sharon [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00110.htm


Greens Call For Real Maori TV Progress

- The Green Party is challenging the Government to finalise arrangements of the Maori TV channel and to work more closely with the mandated negotiating team, Te Awhiorangi Te Reo Maori Television Trust. See... Strong Greens support for Maori Television Channel [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00402.htm


A Greener & Leafier Fuel Proposal

- A two day conference on cleaner vehicle emmissions “New Zealand Road to Cleaner Air” commencing today may consider the implementation of horticulturally derived fuels such as bio-diesel made from cannabis-hemp. See... Cannabis (almost) on Energy Agenda [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00109.htm


The Thalidomide Lesson Hasn’t Been Learned

- GE foods must be assumed guilty until thorough tests have suggested they are, if not innocent, at worst guilty of only minor dangers. Such is nowhere near the case today as large companies rush to market their GE foods. See... The Thalidomide Of Genetic Engineering [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0106/S00055.htm


Scoop World: The Pope In The Ukraine

- I am pleased that the Archdiocese of Lviv now has a second Archbishop beatified. The year 1790 saw the beatification of Jakub Strzemi", who was the leader of this Church from 1391-1409, and now another Pastor of the Archdiocese, Józef Bilczewski, is raised to the honours of the altar. See... Pope John Paul II's Pilgrimage To Ukraine (3) [1] - Pope John Paul II's Pilgrimage To Ukraine (2) [2] - Pope John Paul II's Pilgrimage To Ukraine [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00109.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00104.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00101.htm


Katya Rivas: Humbling Love

- To humble yourself before others is an effective way to advance that produces vigorous effects on the Divine Love. But to humble yourself means to know your own nothingness, not with empty words, but truly how it is. See... Katya Rivas: The Summit of Love: Humility [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00140.htm


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