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Strategic Studies Funding Not Minister’s Decision
Fast Internet In Otago Schools
Patients Still Waiting Too Long For Surgery
Pete Hodgson: Climate Change & New Zealand
Govt Can’t Continue To Stonewall On Army Inquiry
Burnished Tannins & A Fruity Bouquet – Cullen Speech

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Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Q&A
PM Cautious On What NZ Would Do With Boat People
US Senators Pushing For Trade Agreement With NZ
Greens Contend People Just Don’t Want To Eat GE

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Strategic Studies Funding Not Minister’s Decision

- The Minister of Defence Mark Burton has confirmed that he has no role to play in funding decisions relating to the Centre for Strategic Studies. See... Minister had no say in funding decisions [1] and National MP Max Bradford’s allegations… Government shuts down opposing views [2] MORE: - United Future NZ - Labour's Intolerance Of Criticism Crosses Line [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00555.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00561.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00559.htm


Fast Internet In Otago Schools

- Education Minister Trevor Mallard today applauded the partnership that will enable fast Internet access for every secondary school across rural Otago. He also announced that the Government will put $100,000 towards the costs of video conferencing equipment. See... Otago Leads By Example To Get Schools Online [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00570.htm


Patients Still Waiting Too Long For Surgery

- New Zealanders will struggle to believe any of the Government's talk about 'steady progress' being made in the area of elective services, when all around there are stories about people waiting too long for surgery, National's Associate Health Spokesperson Dr Lynda Scott said today. See... Surgery Stories And Govt Spin Don't Match [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00568.htm


Pete Hodgson: Climate Change & New Zealand

- In Bonn the rest of the international community made it clear that it was not prepared to wait indefinitely for a new US position and for specific proposals. So without the United States we finished work on the Protocol’s rules. See... Climate change beyond Bonn: New Zealand's approach [1] and The Government's approach to climate change [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00566.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00564.htm


Govt Can’t Continue To Stonewall On Army Inquiry

- Evidence for a full and independent inquiry into every aspect of the army's activities involving capital purchases is now overwhelming, Owen Jennings said today. See... Evidence For Ind. Inquiry Into Army Mounting [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00560.htm


Burnished Tannins & A Fruity Bouquet – Cullen Speech

- Our Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc have focussed the attention of the world on New Zealand. Now the industry is starting to broaden its base by producing quality reds - the focus of your conference this week. See... Opening of the Romeo Bragato Conference 2001 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00569.htm


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Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Q&A

- Today's questions of the day concerned: Centre For Strategic Studies – E-Learning – Massey Military Studies – Consumer Rights – SOE Power Crisis Profits – Education Website – NZ Post Vs Richard Prebble – Sustainable Farming – LAV IIIs – GE Field Trials – Tranz Rail Negotiations – Spina Bifida. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 30 August [1] . For yesterday's questions and answers see... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 29 August [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00175.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00166.htm


Upton-on-line: NZ Through The Lens Of Cuisine

- After two weeks in Normandy and Brittany without access to e-mail editions of Colin James in The Herald, Brian Harmer’s news summaries or various unsolicited scooplets from friends convinced that he can’t bear to be without the very latest twist in the People’s Bank saga, upton-on-line returned to his Paris sauna to be greeted by the September edition of Cuisine Magazine. See... Upton-on-line - Diaspora Edition 30 Aug 2001 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00173.htm


Keith Rankin: Global Oligopoly

- What have Afghani boat people, Third World debt, and the ageing sewers of Calcutta got in common? They all represent obstructions to the global flow of either labour or capital. See... Keith Rankin: Global Oligopoly [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00172.htm


PM Cautious On What NZ Would Do With Boat People

- Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that it was not clear in international law which country is responsible for admitting to its territory the asylum seekers on board the Norwegian vessel, Tampa. See... PM responds to asylum seekers' plight [1] and NZ Govt must send clear message on immigration - Nats [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00554.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00553.htm


US Senators Pushing For Trade Agreement With NZ

- A letter to United States president George W Bush from influential United States senators Max Baucus and Charles Grassley encouraging him to initiate a trade agreement with New Zealand was extremely welcome, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said. See... Influential US senators call for tade agreement [1] and NZ Must Tread Warily In Trade Negotiations - ACT [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00557.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00565.htm


Greens Contend People Just Don’t Want To Eat GE

- Green Agriculture spokesperson Ian Ewen-Street MP today challenged Federated Farmers to identify just one genetically engineered agricultural product in just one of our main export markets for which there is any kind of consumer demand. See... Greens challenge Feds - find GE food people want [1] and Processed cheese-maker going GE-Free [2] MORE GE NEWS: - Tegal - Tegel goes GM free [3] - Greens - Greens welcome Tegel response to GE concern [4] - Greenpeace - Tegel – No Longer Chicken!! [5] - Federated Farmers - Greenpeace should Read the Royal Commission Report [6] - GE Free Coalition - Family Walk South Island For A GE Free Future [7] - Greens - GE Protestors March To Wellington Ends Tomorrow [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00556.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00558.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0108/S00086.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00532.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0108/S00093.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0108/S00088.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00137.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00535.htm


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