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JUST POLITICS
Reject Extended GE Moratorium - Farmers
More Powers To Children’s Commissioner
Time For Dairy Farmers To Clean Up Their Act
Air NZ Should Be Able To Raise Own Capital
It’s Folate Awareness Day
NZ At Vanguard Of Mental Health Services, King Says
Principals Keeping It Safe To Live Dangerously
Is Clark In On Army Conspiracy? Shipley Asks

TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Q&A
Big News: Desperately Seeking Place On Political Map
Lee Decision Raises Doubts About Political Process
Postcard Could Cost Anderton $100,000
Goff To Bouganville For Peace Signing
ALRANZ Say CHP Nazism Comments Offensive

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JUST POLITICS

Reject Extended GE Moratorium - Farmers

- The push by Greenpeace for an extended moratorium on genetic modification past the 31 October 2001 deadline offered by the Life Sciences Network should be rejected, Federated Farmers of New Zealand President of Alistair Polson said today. See... Greenpeace should Read the Royal Commission Report [1] RELATED: - GE Free Coalition - Family Walk South Island For A GE Free Future [2] - Greens - GE Protestors March To Wellington Ends Tomorrow [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0108/S00088.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00137.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00535.htm


More Powers To Children’s Commissioner

- Boosting the powers and functions of the Commissioner for Children demonstrates the Government’s commitment to the human rights of children, says Social Services Minister Steve Maharey. See... Commissioner For Children’s Role Strengthened [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00539.htm


Time For Dairy Farmers To Clean Up Their Act

- Green Agriculture Spokesperson Ian Ewen-Street MP today said dairy farmers must move as quickly as possible to clean up their farming practices, saying the public were increasingly concerned at the impact of dairying on the environment. See... Dairy Farmers Must Hurry Up To Clean Up - Greens [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00544.htm


Air NZ Should Be Able To Raise Own Capital

- ACT Commerce Spokesman Stephen Franks says it's deplorable New Zealanders are being led to believe there are only three choices for "bailing out" Air New Zealand - yet the most simple and obvious option, involving this country standing up for itself, is not included. See... Where's The Hope For New Zealand? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00542.htm


It’s Folate Awareness Day

- Health Minister Annette King says excellent progress is being made in reducing the number of babies born in New Zealand with spina bifida, but a simple change in diet could make even more difference. See... Launch Of Folate Awareness Day At New World [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00541.htm


NZ At Vanguard Of Mental Health Services, King Says

- Health Minister Annette King has told a major mental health conference that New Zealand is at the forefront internationally in the provision of mental health services. See... NZ's Mental Health Services Lead The World [1] and The MHS - Annette King Speech [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00536.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00537.htm


Principals Keeping It Safe To Live Dangerously

- “Salute the brave school principal who rejected yet another attempt to take the last remnants of adventure out of adventure playgrounds,” ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks said. See... Principal's Brave Principles [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00531.htm


Is Clark In On Army Conspiracy? Shipley Asks

- “The Prime Minister must declare whether she has been suckered by the Army, or whether she is their co-conspirator,” National Party Leader Jenny Shipley said today. See... Govt acting out secret agenda set by Army [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00529.htm

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Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Q&A

- Today's questions of the day concerned: Prison Strike – Army LAV Conspiracy x 2 – DHB Elections – Dinner Defence Discussions – INCIS – NZ Post Vs Richard Prebble - LAV IIIs Cost Blowout – Oil And Petrol Pollution – SOE Profits And The Power Crisis – Peace Keepers In The Middle East – Investing In Air New Zealand. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 29 August [1] . For yesterday's questions and answers see... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –28 August [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00166.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00159.htm

Big News: Desperately Seeking Place On Political Map

- “We must knock out the Green Party,” Nile viciously told those gathered at the CHP conference in Auckland. Nile maintains the Greens are anti-God, adding it was time the CHP showed other people what parties like the Greens stood for. See... Big News: "Knock out the Green Party", CHP Told [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00163.htm


Lee Decision Raises Doubts About Political Process

- Sandra Lee’s latest decision involving the beleaguered West Coast has once again raised doubts about New Zealand’s political process. Sandra Lee herself stated that she was not required to consider either social or economic consequences when making her decision. That is an acknowledgement that she did not consider all the facts; par for the course of New Zealand’s exclusive politics of recent decades. See... The Politics Of Exclusion: There Is A Better Way [1] MORE ON THE MINE: - ECO - Conservationists will oppose ANY hardrock mine [2] - Photo essay: Protest & counter-protest [3] - United Future - West Coast Guinea Pigs For Alliance Re-Branding [4] - Forest & Bird - Rally to support Sandra Lee's Reefton decision [5] - Organisations Write In Support Of Sandra Lee [6] - Green Party - Coromandel Proves Mining Wealth Myth [7] - Nats - Coast Protest Because Govt Won't Front [8] - Maree Howard - Howard's End: No Justice And Fairness For Coasters [9]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00134.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00281.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00165.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00528.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00129.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00132.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00520.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00514.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00146.htm


Postcard Could Cost Anderton $100,000

- ACT Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide said today legal advice confirmed Jim Anderton faces two $50,000 fines under the Electoral Act for his use of a taxpayer-funded postcard to drum up customers for the 'People's Bank'. See... Jim Anderton Faces $100,000 Fine over Postcard [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00530.htm


Goff To Bouganville For Peace Signing

- New Zealand Foreign Minister Phil Goff leaves today to witness tomorrow's historic signing of the Comprehensive Settlement for Bougainville on Arawa in Bougainville. See... Goff to attend historic Bougainville peace signing [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00533.htm


ALRANZ Say CHP Nazism Comments Offensive

- “The Christian Heritage Party is making offensive comments about Nazism and reproductive choice in the context of so-called “wrongful life” cases.” See... Capill's Disability/Abortion Comments Offensive [1] and The Right Not To Be Born - CHP [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00135.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00131.htm

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