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Tertiary Ed & Research Keys To Economic Future
Substandard Northland Housing Surveyed
Labour ‘Eco-Branch’ Set Up On PM’s Turf
Trade Ministers Report Back From CER Talks
Shirley Predicts More West Coast Disappointments
CAFCA Online
German Bug Slips Through Biosecurity Net
Green Attack Over Lake Levels Shallow
New Huts For Mt Cook National Park

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David Miller: Fuel Injected Bad Attitude
Writings From The Right
8% Power savings Yesterday
PM's "In-bred & Feral" Coaster Characterisation Recalled
McCully Accuses Govt Of Creating Union slush Fund
Industry Delighted At Hemp Licenses
Feedback: Gordon King’s Final Parry

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Tertiary Ed & Research Keys To Economic Future

- New Zealand must link its tertiary education and research institutions to the levers of economic and social development if we are to have any future as a prosperous and successful nation, says Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Minister Steve Maharey. See... Tertiary strategy key to nation's future – Maharey [1] and A strategic role for tertiary education - Maharey [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00412.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00413.htm


Substandard Northland Housing Surveyed

- The level of poor housing in Northland and the East Coast/Bay of Plenty is being assessed in the next month as the first step towards addressing wider social issues faced by these communities, the Minister of Social Services and Employment Steve Maharey and the Minister of Housing Mark Gosche said. See... Housing Survey Starts [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00411.htm


Labour ‘Eco-Branch’ Set Up On PM’s Turf

- The Mt Albert Branch of the New Zealand Labour Party has set up a new branch with a focus on environmental issues. The new branch is to be known as the "Eco-Branch". See... Mt Albert Labour - 'Eco -Branch' Forms [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00089.htm


Trade Ministers Report Back From CER Talks

- The Australian Minister for Trade, the Hon Mark Vaile, and the New Zealand Minister for Trade Negotiations, the Hon Jim Sutton, met for the annual Australia-New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Ministers' meeting on 15-16 August 2001 in the Hunter Valley, NSW. See... Communique From Last Week's CER Talks [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00414.htm


Shirley Predicts More West Coast Disappointments

- ACT Deputy Leader Ken Shirley today predicted that the Pike River Coal development could be the next West Coast project torpedoed by this Government on scant environmental grounds. See... Which West Coast Plan Will Be Next For The Axe? [1] MORE: - Forest & Bird - Macraes Mine: Clean Green Versus Dirty Development [2] - Libz - Facts The Casualty In Macraes Decision [3] - Nats - Mining Decision Big Blow For Whole South Island [4] - Forest & Bird - Decision On Mine Common Sense [5] - Govt - Minister Declines Extension Of Proposed Gold Mine [6] - ECO - GRD Globe Progress Mine Proposal Too Destructive [7] - Business NZ - Information Needed On Decision [8] - Libz - Minister Nukes Property Rights In Mine Decision [9] - Freshwater Anglers - Decision "A Good Start" [10] - ACT - O'Connor Hung Out To Dry By PM [11] - Force Lee To Resign [12] - NZ First - Good For You, Damien! [13] - Nats - Decision Driven By Politics Not Environment [14] - Greens - Greens Relieved By Sensible Mine Decision [15]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00410.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00094.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00092.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00407.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00081.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00374.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00088.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00190.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00084.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00082.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00391.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00385.htm
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00390.htm
[14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00387.htm
[15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00378.htm


CAFCA Online

- Foreign Control Watchdog 97, August 2001, is now available on line at www.converge.org.nz/watchdog. See... "Foreign Control Watchdog" 97 On Line [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00091.htm


German Bug Slips Through Biosecurity Net

- Following the discovery of an unwanted beetle from Germany, National's Biosecurity spokesperson Eric Roy has today renewed his call for protocols around imported materials passing through our boarders to be reviewed. See... Unwanted Beetle Highlights Need For A Review [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00409.htm


Green Attack Over Lake Levels Shallow

- ACT Energy Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff says it now appears the Green Party wish to manage the lake levels of the South Island. See... Meridian's Choice Justified [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00403.htm


New Huts For Mt Cook National Park

- Prime Minister Helen Clark this evening announced that the ageing Plateau and Mueller huts in the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park will be replaced with two new huts. See... New huts for Mt Cook region [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00404.htm

TOP SCOOPS


Howard’s End: Europe-Wide Web Of Watchers

- Anti-capitalist protesters travelling between European Union countries will be subject to unprecedented surveillance following a decision by European leaders last month, but civil liberties campaigners are outraged. Maree Howard writes. See... Howard's End: Europe-Wide Web Of Watchers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00125.htm


David Miller: Fuel Injected Bad Attitude

- As with youths and their drinking, youths and their vehicles is an issue that must be looked into and dealt with. I'm sure that Christchurch is not the only part of New Zealand that experiences such gatherings of young petrol heads although the issue has gained in profile down here. See... David Miller: Dealing With Another Youth Problem [1] MORE: - Clayton Cosgrove - Bill To Crack Down On Hoons Ready To Go [2] - Maree Howard - Howard's End: Generation Boy Racer [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00122.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00394.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00102.htm

Writings From The Right

- The Young Nationals proved in Wellington last week they are not just superior on the ideological battlefield, but on the actual battlefield as well. See... The New Write 20/8/01 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00090.htm


PM's "In-bred & Feral" Coaster Characterisation Recalled

- "The Prime Minister - who Lindsay Perigo called an 'evil bitch' on his radio programme not long before it was canned - apparently believes West Coasters are a horde of banjo-playing, buck-toothed double-recessives who deserve to be trampled on," Libertarianz spokesman Richard McGrath said. See... Libz To Coasters: 'Ditch The Bitch' [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00093.htm


McCully Accuses Govt Of Creating Union slush Fund

- National MP Murray McCully has criticised over $770,000 in taxpayer funded grants to trade unions, describing it as “a taxpayer funded trade union slush-fund”. See... Taxpayer Funded Union Slush Fund Criticised [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00408.htm


Industry Delighted At Hemp Licenses

- The New Zealand Hemp Industries Association Incorporated is delighted with the Minister of Health’s announcement today regarding the issuing of some 11 licences to grow industrial hemp in New Zealand this year. See... New Zealand Hemp Industries Association Delighted [1] MORE: - Greens - Donald Delighted With Hemp Trials [2] - Govt - Applications for Industrial Hemp Trials Approved [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00087.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00406.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00402.htm

Feedback: Gordon King’s Final Parry

- Keith Rankin has prepared a thoughtful rebuttal to my sceptical piece on politics as a 'perfect' market. See... Feedback: Gordon King On Keith Rankin Rejoinder [1] EARLIER: - Keith Rankin - Rejoinder To Gordon King [2] - Gordon King - Feedback: Political PolyPoly [3] - Keith Rankin - Parliament - Polypoly or Duopoly? [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00126.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00109.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00103.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00090.htm


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