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Legislation A Legitimate Last Resort To End ENZA Dispute
Job Ads Stats Good Sign For Employment
Auckland Greens Picket Low-sulphur Killjoys Mobil
Oldest & Frailest Suffer Funding Cuts
Dirty Boot Bearing Aussies Deserve An On-field Beating
Nuclear Free Southern Hemisphere Within Reach
Kiwifruit Market Opens Up
Big Brother Hovering Over Sausage Sizzle Profits

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Sludge Report: Watch Out Rapids Ahead
Wrongly Convicted David Doherty Compensated
NZ Law Not Ready For Dadless Reproductive Technology
Councils Waiting For Govt To Deliver On Auckland Rail
Meeting Kyoto Protocol Demands Not Easy, Review Shows
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Legislation A Legitimate Last Resort To End ENZA Dispute

- Nelson MP Nick Smith is astonished that ENZA Chairman Tony Gibbs has criticised National for considering legislation to resolve the ENZA dispute on the basis of private property rights. See... ENZA Hypocrites On Property Rights [1] MORE: - Presser - Jim Sutton And ENZA Chairman Tony Gibbs - Presser [2] - Nats - National Offers Govt Support Over ENZA Problems [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00174.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00164.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00141.htm


Job Ads Stats Good Sign For Employment

- “The ANZ job ads series showing a sharp increase in advertising levels last month is another welcome indication that the unemployment rate will remain low,” the Minister of Social Services and Employment, Steve Maharey, said today. See... Job Ads Data Welcomed - Maharey [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00169.htm


Auckland Greens Picket Low-sulphur Killjoys Mobil

- Auckland Green MP Nandor Tanczos and the Auckland Green Party will join in the International Day of Action Against Mobil by picketing outside the Mobil service station on the corner of K Road and Ponsonby Road on Thursday, July 12, from 8 am to 9 am. See... Auckland Greens Picket Mobil [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00181.htm


Oldest & Frailest Suffer Funding Cuts

- The Government is slashing funding to our most frail elderly when their care needs are greatest, National's Senior Citizens spokesperson Dr Lynda Scott said today. See... Govt Robs Weakest Elderly Of Funding [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00180.htm


Dirty Boot Bearing Aussies Deserve An On-field Beating

- The Australian rugby league team is being accused of dirty tactics by Customs Minister Jim Anderton. See... Aussie Foul Play [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00179.htm


Nuclear Free Southern Hemisphere Within Reach

- Latin American countries heard today New Zealand's ideas on ways to speed up the process towards a nuclear weapon free Southern Hemisphere. See... Support Grows For Nuke-Free Pacific, Says Robson [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00176.htm


Kiwifruit Market Opens Up

- Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton today welcomed Indonesia's decision to lift immediately long-standing restrictions on New Zealand kiwifruit and other fresh fruit imports. See... Indonesia Drops Barriers To NZ Kiwifruit [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00175.htm


Big Brother Hovering Over Sausage Sizzle Profits

- Labour intends to regulate and tax the work of charities, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said today. See... Tax Robs Vital Charities For Govt Coffers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00171.htm


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Sludge Report: Watch Out Rapids Ahead

- The size of our trucks, the number of roads we are building, new thermal electricity power stations, and the future of rail are currently hot political issues. But unfortunately throughout all these debates, everybody involved has completely missed the main event. See... Sludge Report #96 – If Life Is A River [1] MORE: and almost instant Sludge feedback - Sludge Feedback: Fear Not, There’s Oil A Plenty [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00064.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00065.htm

Wrongly Convicted David Doherty Compensated

- Justice Minister Phil Goff announced today that Cabinet has accepted a recommendation that $868,728.80 be paid to David Dougherty as compensation for his conviction and more than three years imprisonment for a crime he did not commit. See... Compensation payment for David Dougherty [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00184.htm

NZ Law Not Ready For Dadless Reproductive Technology

- News that Australian scientists are on a way to fertilise human eggs without using sperm raised ethical, cultural and legal concerns and showed that we are not prepared to deal with the most powerful technology the world has ever seen, Green Party Health spokesperson Sue Kedgley said. See... Moratorium On Human Reproduction Technology Call [1] MORE: - ACT - Legislation Must be Thought Through [2] - Scoop Feedback - New Wave Hermaphrodites [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00177.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00185.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00066.htm


Councils Waiting For Govt To Deliver On Auckland Rail

- All eight of Auckland region’s councils have now signed a jointly drafted Crown/Auckland region Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU details the agreement between the Crown and the Auckland region to work together to negotiate purchase of the Auckland rail assets from Tranz Rail. See... Auckland Rail Agreement Signed By Councils [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0107/S00018.htm


Meeting Kyoto Protocol Demands Not Easy, Review Shows

- A review of New Zealand's energy policies by the International Energy Agency highlights the challenges posed by climate change, says Energy Minister Pete Hodgson. See... Energy Agency Reviews NZ Energy Policy [1] EARLIER: - ACT - Methinks Pete Hodgson Doth Protest Too Much [2] - Pete Hodgson's Dream: 70 Cent Hike On Petrol [3] - Govt - Kangaroos In The Top Paddock Again - Hodgson [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00178.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00173.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00165.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00170.htm

Scoop Feedback

– Letters to the editor regarding Michael Cullen’s no-brainer, Asia-Pacific stability and the middle East. See... Feedback: Financial Wizardry [1] - Feedback: A Benign Cancer No Less [2] - Feedback: Arafat Refuses To Arrest Terrorists [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00061.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00055.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00054.htm

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