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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Questions
Sludge Report: Time For Powell To Step Forward
PM’s Presser: PM Outlines Whale Saving Plan
Howard’s End: Negawatts In Brazil And The Global Electricity Deregulation Disaster
6.5% Power Savings Yesterday, Well Below Target
Supercomputer Weather: The Big Chill
Bringing Back Phonics Will Close Literacy Gap
David Miller: New Tactics, Same Results
Satire: Sign Up TODAY! For An SIS Break In
Motornet: Holden’s Dual Fuel Delight
Katya Rivas: On Seeking Heavenly Feedback


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Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Questions

– Today's questions of the day concerned: NZ Economic Performance – SOE Profiteering From Power Crisis – National Regional Dev. Flip Flop – CCMAU SOE Leak Inquiry – Teacher Numbers – Ross Armstrong Vs Richard Prebble – ERA Membership – School-Work Bridging Programmes – MMP Review – People’s Bank – NZ Music On Air – Lakes DHB Funding Shortages. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –14 August [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00079.htm


Sludge Report: Time For Powell To Step Forward

- In the wake of the latest round of violence in the Middle East, C.D. Sludge is inclined to think that all three parties to the conflict in the Middle East are in need of some basic guidance on how to achieve the aim that both sides say is their ultimate aim, peace. See... Sludge Report #101: Colin Powell’s Curcuit Breaker [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00078.htm


PM’s Presser: PM Outlines Whale Saving Plan

- Prime Minister Helen Clark has indicated she will encourage Pacific countries to individually declare their Exclusive Economic Zone waters whaling-free at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru later this week. See Guy MacGibbon’s report from the PM’s post cabinet press conference... Clark Proposes A Patchwork Whale Sanctuary [1] and the PM’s release… PM to attend Pacific Islands Forum [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00072.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00255.htm


Howard’s End: Negawatts In Brazil And The Global Electricity Deregulation Disaster

- Brazil is facing an unprecedented energy crisis as a result of severe drought with banks estimating that for every 10 percent of energy cutbacks, industrial production falls by 7.7 percent. Maree Howard writes. See... Howard's End: Waiting For Rain In Brazil [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00076.htm


6.5% Power Savings Yesterday, Well Below Target

- Actual daily electricity savings for the past week are shown below. This data shows exactly what the country saved each day. This data has been seasonally adjusted. See... Electricity Information for Monday 13 August 2001 [1] MORE: - ACT - Consider Early Daylight Saving [2] - AEBN - Network Responds To Energy Crisis [3] - Pete Hodgson - Future Of Electricity Sector [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00140.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00276.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00137.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00262.htm


Supercomputer Weather: The Big Chill

- NOAA weather supercomputer generated image sequence showing cold temperatures moving north over New Zealand at six hour intervals starting this morning. See... Supercomputer Weather: Here Comes The Cold [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00073.htm


Bringing Back Phonics Will Close Literacy Gap

- The Government has a real opportunity to fix the national disgrace of poor literacy standards by adopting the recommendations of the Select Committee Inquiry into Reading, ACT Education Spokesman Donna Awatere Huata said today. See... Reading Inquiry Will Fix National Disgrace [1] MORE: - Nats - Big Challenge For Govt [2] - Govt - Response To Select Committee Report [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00269.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00272.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00279.htm


David Miller: New Tactics, Same Results

- “I still believe that no matter what tactic Israel adopts, this is a war it cannot win unless it bites a very bitter pill and agrees to be the first seated at the negotiating table,” David Miller writes. See... David Miller: Fighting An Enemy Unafraid Of Death [1] . For SCOOP'S FULL COVERAGE of the Middle East Peace Process see... SCOOP WORLD FEATURE PAGE [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00075.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=world


Satire: Sign Up TODAY! For An SIS Break In

- Why not confess from the comfort of you own home with our free SIS sendaway offer? See... Scoop Satire: Achtung Subversives! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00077.htm


Motornet: Holden’s Dual Fuel Delight

- "You must get a lot of strange looks driving a white Holden," said the cheerful Maori bloke at the carpark ticket booth. I was running late for a meeting, and looked at him rather blankly. "You know, it looks just like a cop car," he added. See... Motornet: Holden Gives It Some Gas [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00069.htm


Katya Rivas: On Seeking Heavenly Feedback

- “It would be good for each one of you to do everything without waiting for Me to give you the results of the actions; from the disappointments you suffer, you actually think you can extract the consequences of having erred.” See... Katya Rivas: I Do Things That Please the Father [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00074.htm

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