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YESTERDAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Letter From Elsewhere: Cardboard Cash-in Promises
LATEST GM REPORT REACTION:
Howard’s End: Ideas Need Ears
Big News: Is Every Sperm Really Sacred?
350 More Teachers
Trans-Tasman Aviation Talks
Electricity: Pete's Like A Possum In Headlights
POWER CRISIS FULL COVERAGE:
Third TEAC Report Outlines Knowledge Strategy
TEAC REPORT FULL COVERAGE
Montana Book Award Winners
Feedback: Anti-Globalisation Umbrella Doesn’t Fit

YESTERDAY'S JUST POLITICS
Nats Stacking Taupo Electorate
Telstra Saturn Scared Off By Charter
Hide Cheers Taxpayers Suing Revenue Minister
‘Inclusive Economy’ Treasury Report Nothing New
Pond Scum Run Rampant While Police Reel
Police Governance & Accountability Rearranged
A-Frame Hugs & Air Kisses All Round
Facilitate Workplace Breastfeeding
No F16s, No Skyhawks, No Trade Deal
Goodbye Waiwhetu Primary School

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Letter From Elsewhere: Cardboard Cash-in Promises

- The Royal Commission on Genetic Modification has been similarly taken in by worthless cardboard promises of future free gifts. It has swallowed, hook, line and sinker, every pie-in-the-sky, pigs-might-fly promise held out by those with a vested interest in getting the go-ahead for GM in New Zealand. See... Letter From Elsewhere: Sky Pie - Pigs Might Fly [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00003.htm


LATEST GM REPORT REACTION:

- NZ First - Greens Got What They Asked For - Donnelly [1] - Life Sciences Network - Focus On Opportunities [2] - Scoop Feedback - Oh Fickle Wind Of Change [3] - John Chaffey - Major Doubts About GE Findings [4] - SAFE - Royal Commission Report Rejected [5] - Diabetes NZ - GM Report Welcomed [6] - Greens - Tourism threatened [7] - All Farmers Threatened [8] - Nats - Govt shows inconsistency [9] Click through to the Just Politics page for full GM report coverage [10]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00030.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0108/S00004.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00004.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0108/S00003.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0108/S00002.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0108/S00001.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00015.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00026.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00001.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=justpolitics


Howard’s End: Ideas Need Ears

- As the "Catching the Knowledge Wave" conference and think tank gets underway in Auckland today, we should remember that this is the third time this country has attempted to define an economic future. See... Howard's End: Imagination Beats Knowledge [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00006.htm


Big News: Is Every Sperm Really Sacred?

- Bishop Dowling, who is co-ordinator of the AIDS office of the South African Catholic Bishops Conference, is against the use of condoms when used to prevent life, but not when preventing death from AIDS. He maintains that is not against catholic moral tradition. He is not alone, but he is a minority among decision makers. See... Big News: Condoms for Catholics [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00002.htm


350 More Teachers

- The Government will fund 350 more full time teacher equivalents as the next step in implementing recommendations in the school staffing review. See... More Teachers In Schools Next Year [1] and Will Any 350 Teachers Do? - Brownlee [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00020.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00036.htm


Trans-Tasman Aviation Talks

- The Australian and New Zealand Governments will form a joint officials' working party to take forward the extensive discussions that have already taken place at ministerial level on the Australasian aviation market. See... Joint Australia-NZ Working Party On Aviation [1] and Michael Cullen/John Anderson Press Conference [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00025.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00029.htm


Electricity: Pete's Like A Possum In Headlights

- The Minister of Energy appears to be confused on whether New Zealand is in the grip of an electricity crisis, National's Pansy Wong and Tony Ryall said today. See... Electricity crisis, what crisis? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00009.htm


POWER CRISIS FULL COVERAGE:

- Microsoft - Computer Users Can Help Achieve 10% Saving [1] - BP - Solar Energy Helps BP Meet Target [2] - MEUG - Power Summit tackles fraction of the problem [3] - Federated Farmers - Farmers Urged To Conserve Electricity [4] - Nats - - Minister fingers Genesis [5] - Hodgson rejects call for expert advice [6] - ACT - Government Pandering to Greens [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00008.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00007.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00002.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00003.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00033.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00007.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00003.htm


Third TEAC Report Outlines Knowledge Strategy

- The Tertiary Education Advisory Commission today released its third report – Shaping the Strategy – a key message of which is that a vital tertiary education system will strongly contribute to the development of the knowledge society New Zealand aspires to. See... Tertiary Education Strategy for Knowledge Society [1] and TEAC Launch Speech - Shaping the Strategy [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0108/S00003.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0108/S00004.htm


TEAC REPORT FULL COVERAGE

- VUWSA - TEAC Report Begins To Bridge Gaps [1] - AUS - TEAC's third report [2] - Steve Maharey - Towards a strategy - Speech [3] - Tertiary Education the key to catching the wave [4] - NZ First - Desirability Index Desirable [5] - NZUSA - TEAC Direction Good – Fee Hikes Bad [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0108/S00008.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0108/S00007.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00014.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00013.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00021.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0108/S00006.htm


Montana Book Award Winners

- Michael King is the winner of the Montana Medal for his remarkable biography Wrestling with the Angel. He is also the winner of the coveted Readers’ Choice Award. Lloyd Jones is the winner of the Deutz Medal for his outstanding novel The Book of Fame. See... Montana New Zealand Book Awards Winners [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0108/S00001.htm


Feedback: Anti-Globalisation Umbrella Doesn’t Fit

- Keith Rankin (Globalisation and Anarchism, 26 July [1] ) is right to suggest it's time to reflect more on anarchism and less on globalisation. Along with many anarchists, I share his frustration at the confusion caused by the use of vague labels such as "anti-globalisation". See... Feedback: Globalisation And Anarchism [2] and Feedback: In Response To The Anarchists [3] . See also... G8 Summit: AI Calls For Commission Of Inquiry [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00157.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00005.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00007.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00004.htm

JUST POLITICS


Nats Stacking Taupo Electorate

- All electors who are permanent residents of the Taupo electorate have every right to be outraged at what appears to be a secret scam promoted by the National Party leadership, Taupo MP Mark Burton said today. See... National Party Election Scam Uncovered [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00034.htm


Telstra Saturn Scared Off By Charter

- Telstra Saturn's withdrawal from a deal with TVNZ to launch a digital television service puts a spotlight on the Government's flawed broadcasting policies, ACT MP Penny Webster said today. See... Government Scares Telstra Saturn Away From TVNZ [1] and TVNZ'S Digital Plans Remain Unchanged [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00017.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00006.htm


Hide Cheers Taxpayers Suing Revenue Minister

- ACT Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide said today it was great news that a group of taxpayers were taking the Minister of Revenue and IRD to court for failing to treat them 'fairly and impartially'. See... Taxpayers Must Stand Up For Their Rights [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00010.htm


‘Inclusive Economy’ Treasury Report Nothing New

- National's Finance spokesman Bill English says the “Towards an Inclusive Economy” report released today says nothing new. “Treasury has dressed up the some old, but important, ideas in new clothes for the Government's political purposes.” See... 'Inclusive Economy' requires more than rhetoric [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00008.htm


Pond Scum Run Rampant While Police Reel

- The latest information from Statistics New Zealand confirms that violent crime is on the way up again and National is blaming the Government's police cut backs for the rise. See... Violent Crime Sours Crime Stats - More Predicted [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00024.htm


Police Governance & Accountability Rearranged

- The Police Minister and Commissioner of Police today announced changes designed to modernise Police governance and accountability arrangements, and to improve the way that Police manage their human resources. See... Modernising Police Governance and Human Resources [1] and Another Round Of Police Cost Cutting? [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00012.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00016.htm


A-Frame Hugs & Air Kisses All Round

- Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Helen Clark announced today the appointment of new members to the council and the arts boards of Creative New Zealand. See... Appointments to Creative New Zealand [1] and Appointments To NZ Film Commission [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00022.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00023.htm


Facilitate Workplace Breastfeeding

- The Green Party supports the call of breastfeeding organisations to employers to provide facilities in the workplace to enable working mothers to feed their babies under appropriate conditions. See... Greens Support Breastfeeding Women's Rights [1] and NZDA Supports World Breastfeeding Week [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00019.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0108/S00004.htm


No F16s, No Skyhawks, No Trade Deal

- New Zealanders should be alarmed by the devastating news today that Australia and the United States look set to proceed towards a free trade agreement, National's Jenny Shipley and Max Bradford said today. See... Govt defence cuts have cut NZ out of US FTA [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00011.htm


Goodbye Waiwhetu Primary School

- Waiwhetu Primary School in Lower Hutt will close from the end of the year, Education Minister Trevor Mallard confirmed today. See... Waiwhetu Primary School To Close [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00028.htm

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