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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Hot Link
Hard News Is Here!
Human Rights Commissioner Resignation Follows Holmes Probe
Howard’s End: Organisational Psychopaths Could Be Responsible For LAVs
Scoop World Special: FIJI ELECTION FULL COVERAGE:
Scoop World Special: Fiji Election - Earlier
Kitten Experimenter Targeted By Animal Rights Activists
Mine Decision Brings Bouquets For Sandra Lee
Life Science Network And Green Party Agree! Or Not
Katya Rivas

JUST POLITICS
Overseas Aid Speech From Robson
Govt Hung Up Over Air New Zealand - Shipley
In Defence Of Queen Liz
Tariana Turia Speaks To Wanganui Christians
Are Our SOE’s Price Gouging Hospitals
Defence Restructure Fears
No Mine, But New Huts For West Coast
These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees
Name Suppression Law Conflict Concerns


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Hard News Is Here!

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES - a community rises in anger, crowding the local hall to demand justice and jobs for its children. People call each other stupid and gutless - and that's just the politicians. Yes, the West Coast is back in the news. See... HARD NEWS 24/8/01 - The News Without the News [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00142.htm


Human Rights Commissioner Resignation Follows Holmes Probe

- The Associate Minister of Justice Margaret Wilson says she has now received and accepted the resignation of Human Rights Commissioner Ms Ella Henry from the Chief Human Rights Commissioner. See... Resignation of Human Rights Commissioner [1] REACTION: - National - See... Clark sat on sidelines while Henry abused powers [2] - NZ First - One law for Margaret's friends [3] - ACT - Wilson's Poor Judgement A Constitutional Threat [4] , All HRC Appointments Must Be Reviewed, ACT Says [5] EARLIER: - ACT - A Human Rights Commissioner who has to have an apology driven out of her on Holmes for an attempted abuse of power, should offer her resignation and it should be accepted before she offers it, ACT justice spokesman Stephen Franks says. See... ACT Says Human Rights Commissioner Must Go [6] . - NZ Govt. - Last night Associate Minister of Justice Margaret Wilson said the matter was closed see… Apology accepted, matter closed [7] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00473.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00475.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00478.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00480.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00476.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00470.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00469.htm


Howard’s End: Organisational Psychopaths Could Be Responsible For LAVs

- If you are working in middle or upper management of government or business, one in twenty of you is likely to be an organisational psychopath and you are causing untold grief to your fellow Kiwi's and costing this country millions of dollars. Maree Howard writes. See... Howard's End: Organisational Psychopaths [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00141.htm


Scoop World Special: FIJI ELECTION FULL COVERAGE:

- SUVA (Pasifik Nius): Colo-I-Suva, a polling station on the northern outskirts of Suva didn't experience many problems on the first day of Fiji's general election yesterday - even without the use of computers by polling officials to check voter ... See... Few Hitches On Opening Day Of Fiji's Election [1] - SUVA (Pasifik Nius): Four of Fiji's major political parties contesting the general election beginning today still support the 1997 constitution as the supreme law of the land, according to a citizens advocacy group. See... See... Four Main Parties In Fiji Poll Back Constitution [2] - SUVA (Pasifik Nius): Caretaker Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase was among hundreds of voters who turned up at polling booths in Suva early today in a bid to beat the crowds as Fiji began its return to democracy. See... Qarase Among Early Voters As Fiji Goes To Polls [3] SUVA: Fiji coup frontman George Speight’s treason trial could now be heard early next year after the prosecution today questioned the case judge, Justice Peter Surnam, claiming he was over the retirement age of 65 under the 1997 Constitution. See... Fresh Legal Challenge Delays Speight Treason Trial [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00083.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00082.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00081.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00080.htm


Scoop World Special: Fiji Election - Earlier

: - 'Don't Be Intimidated' Plea To Fiji Voters [1] - Qarase Refuses To Talk In Reconciliation Row [2] - UN is worried over attempts to intimidate voters [3] - Professor slams 'slur' on USP academics [4] - 34 Candidates On Travel Black List [5] - Qarase Refuses To Talk In Reconciliation Row [6] - Commentary: Mouthfuls of promises in Fiji [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00078.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00077.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00076.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00073.htm
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[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00070.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00069.htm


Kitten Experimenter Targeted By Animal Rights Activists

- Animal rights activists say one of the speakers at an international animal research conference next week, is well known in Britain for his brain damage experiments on monkeys. See... Notorious British Vivisector At Conference [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00112.htm


Mine Decision Brings Bouquets For Sandra Lee

- A group of Wellingtonians will gather at Parliament with flowers at the same time as West Coasters arrive to meet Sandra Lee. See... Flowers to the Minister who Stopped the Gold Mine [1] . See also ... Sandra Lee Gets Standing Ovation for Mine Decision [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00119.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00118.htm


Life Science Network And Green Party Agree! Or Not

- Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today welcomed comments from LifeSciences Network Chairman William Rolleston that an effective buffer zone between GE and non-GE crops would be 800 km of sea water. See... LifeSciences and Green Party agree on 800km buffer [1] . See also Life Sciences Reaction... Fitzsimons stoops to the absurd [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00481.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0108/S00069.htm


Katya Rivas

- My children, spread the Crusade of Atonement among priests. I want to reign through My Heart, since this devotion, reserved by My Love for the salvation of the world, has its moment of extension and increase in all the people. See... Katya Rivas: Spread the Crusade of Atonement [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00140.htm


JUST POLITICS

Overseas Aid Speech From Robson

- I am pleased to be, for a second time, invited to address the annual meeting of the representative body of development non-government organisations in New Zealand. See... Challenges for NZ Official Development Assistance [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00491.htm


Govt Hung Up Over Air New Zealand - Shipley

- The Government should put their doctrinaire philosophical hang-ups aside by lifting the cap on foreign investment in New Zealand and letting Air New Zealand's board decide the airlines own future, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said today. See... Govt's head in the clouds over Air NZ [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00490.htm


In Defence Of Queen Liz

- “New Zealand First Deputy Leader Peter Brown today renounced the utterings of Green MP Keith Locke, that he intends to pursue removing from the Oath of Office taken by all MPs the reference that they will observe allegiance to the Queen. See... Allegience Is Sacrosanct - Ones Word Is Ones Word [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00489.htm


Tariana Turia Speaks To Wanganui Christians

- To believe is important as the Reverend Martin Luther King once said that: "You ought to believe something in life, believe that thing so fervently that you will stand up with it till the end of your days." See... 'The future behind us' - Tariana Turia Speech [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00488.htm


Are Our SOE’s Price Gouging Hospitals

- Hospitals are likely to face price gouging from Government-owned energy companies, says National's Finance spokesman Bill English. See... Government price gouging its own [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00483.htm


Defence Restructure Fears

- The Prime Minister's proposal to restructure the Ministry of Defence and the New Zealand Defence Force is sinister, National's Defence spokesperson Max Bradford said today. See... Proposed Defence restructure sinister [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00482.htm


No Mine, But New Huts For West Coast

The Department of Conservation today announced plans to replace three backcountry huts in the West Coast Conservancy thanks to extra Government funding for visitor facilities. See... Three New Backcountry Huts For The West Coast [1] and Government invests over $4 million in new huts [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0108/S00039.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00472.htm


These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees

- There were four committee meetings this week. One was in Christchurch and the remainder in the parliamentary complex. See... Select Committee Business17-24 August [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00479.htm


Name Suppression Law Conflict Concerns

- The Victims' Rights Bill should stop the courts using a popular excuse for name suppression, says ACT Justice spokesman Stephen Franks. The Bill was reported back by the Justice and Electoral Select Committee last night. See... Conflict Between Name Suppression Law and Bill [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00474.htm

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