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JUST POLITICS
GM Moratorium Extended
Wilson Heads Delegation To International Labour Conference
CAA Apology In Order After Court Decision
Greens Welcome Breather On GE Field Trials
Bouquets And Brickbats For Councils’ Local Buying
Layers Of The LAVIII Onion Still Unpeeled
Winged Aussie Marauders To Get No Quarter In Auckland

TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Public Meeting Tonight: Who Creates Our Money And Why?
Howard’s End: Pride & Prejudice On The West Coast
Michelle Boag: Out With The Old
First Trade Surplus Since 1995, But Imports Growing
Cloud Of Racism Hangs Over HRC – Franks

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JUST POLITICS

GM Moratorium Extended

- The voluntary moratorium on applications for release and field testing of genetically modified organisms will be extended to October 31, Environment Minister, Marian Hobbs and Science Minister, Pete Hodgson, announced today. See... Voluntary GM moratorium extended [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00504.htm


Wilson Heads Delegation To International Labour Conference

- Labour Minister Margaret Wilson is leading the New Zealand delegation to the Asian regional meeting of the International Labour Organisation this week. See... New Zealand Delegation To Regional ILO Meeting [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00503.htm


CAA Apology In Order After Court Decision

- The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) should apologise to pilots and doctors following the High Court decision that their health checks were out of order, ACT Transport Spokesman Penny Webster said today. See... CAA Should Apologise And Desist [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00502.htm


Greens Welcome Breather On GE Field Trials

- Co-leader of the Green Party Jeanette Fitzsimons has welcomed the offer from the LifeSciences Network today to extend the voluntary moratorium on applications to release genetically engineered organisms. See... Greens Welcome Offer To Extend GE Moratorium [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00501.htm


Bouquets And Brickbats For Councils’ Local Buying

- The Green Party has launched its 'Councils should buy local' campaign today with bouquets and brickbats for New Zealand's local bodies. See... 'Buy Local' Bouquets And Brickbats To Councils [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00498.htm


Layers Of The LAVIII Onion Still Unpeeled

- The LAV III purchase is a scandal which needs a further investigation immediately says New Zealand First MP and Spokesman on Defence Ron Mark. See... Army Grossly Misleads The Government [1] and Defence Procurement Systems A Mess [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00497.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00496.htm


Winged Aussie Marauders To Get No Quarter In Auckland

- Conservation Minister Sandra Lee has announced that rainbow lorikeets will no longer be a protected species from 1 October 2001. See... Aggressive Rainbow Lorikeets Lose Final Protection [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00495.htm


TOP SCOOPS

Public Meeting Tonight: Who Creates Our Money And Why?

- A public meeting and debate is to be held tonight, Monday August 27th, at 7.30 pm at the Memorial Theatre, Students Union, Victoria University, where British author Michael Rowbotham will debate the question of why foreign banks are allowed to create 98% of New Zealand’s money supply with Michael Reddell, Chief Manager, Financial Markets Department, Reserve Bank of New Zealand. See… Michael Rowbotham's Meetings In NZ [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00031.htm


Howard’s End: Pride & Prejudice On The West Coast

- Scoop readers know that I stand for justice and fairness and that includes for the people where I live in on West Coast. For a moment, let's forget about mining, logging and the other extractive industries and focus on words like discrimination, marginalisation, and right to self-determination. See... Howard's End: No Justice And Fairness For Coasters [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00146.htm

Michelle Boag: Out With The Old

- First, is there a need for renewal in the National Party? Absolutely. Any political party that suffers an election defeat looks for renewal, but in a party that has been in government for nine years it is especially relevant. See... Boag: Address to Northern Club, Auckland [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00499.htm

First Trade Surplus Since 1995, But Imports Growing

- The value of merchandise imports for July 2001 is $2,796 million, according to latest figures released by Statistics New Zealand. The data shows a rising imports trend over the past five months. See... Imports Continue To Grow [1] and Merchandise Trade Balance, Imports (July 2001) – Deutsche Bank [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00256.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00259.htm


Cloud Of Racism Hangs Over HRC – Franks

- ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks is asking the Race Relations Conciliator to audit public utterances made by Human Rights Commissioners in the past few years so that the public can be satisfied the Commission is untainted by racism. See... Audit of Human Rights Commission Comments Sought [1] FULL COVERAGE: - Govt - Resignation of Human Rights Commissioner [2] - National - Clark sat on sidelines while Henry abused powers [3] - NZ First - One law for Margaret's friends [4] - ACT - Wilson's Poor Judgement A Constitutional Threat [5] , All HRC Appointments Must Be Reviewed, ACT Says [6] - ACT - ACT Says Human Rights Commissioner Must Go [7] - Govt - Apology accepted, matter closed [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00500.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00473.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00475.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00478.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00480.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00476.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00470.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00469.htm


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