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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Hard News Is Here
Rail Negotiation Continues As Deadline Passes
Auckland Rallies For GE Free NZ This Saturday
Oz PM’s Stand On Boat People Appalling – Greens
Abortion Pill Now Available In NZ
Brit Economist & Reserve Banker Debate Debt
Foodbank Users Vulnerable To Power Price Rises
Writings From The Young, Right & Future Honourable
EMA Warns Of Oz Domain Name Scam
Discrimination & Offensive Behaviour Rife In DoC
Scoop World: East Timor And Fiji Elections
Scoop World: Palestinian Address To UN Racism Conference
Katya Rivas: The Value Of Sorrow


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Hard News Is Here

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... well, it's a while since I saw a protest action this smoothly networked. The GE Free New Zealand bumper sticker is everywhere. I'm getting emails and being handed flyers in the street. You can expect this weekend's anti-GE rally to put green issues on next year's election agenda in big, bold letters. See... HARD NEWS 31/08/01 - How Green Was My Rally [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00181.htm


Rail Negotiation Continues As Deadline Passes

- “Negotiations for the government to buy Tranz Rail's Auckland rail corridors and infrastructure assets are continuing,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen, Transport Minister Mark Gosche and Tranz Rail managing director Michael Beard announced today. See... Negotiations continue on Auckland rail deal [2]


[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00597.htm


Auckland Rallies For GE Free NZ This Saturday

- Saturday's public rally in central Auckland is likely to be the first of many actions New Zealanders will be taking to demand the environment and clean-green economy are protected from genetic pollution. See... Rally In Support Of A GE-Free Environment [1] MORE: - Staunch Alliance - No GE For Us Thanks! [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00162.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00161.htm


Oz PM’s Stand On Boat People Appalling – Greens

- Green Immigration spokesperson Keith Locke has backed Helen Clark's offer to take some of the asylum seekers stranded on the ship Tampa off Christmas Island. See... Greens Support NZ Taking Refugees From Tampa [1] MORE: - Nats - Nats Warn Govt Against Undermining Australia [2] - NZ Govt must send clear message [3] - Libz - Better Way for Boat-People [4] - Welfare State Leaves Boat-People to Die [5] - PMA - Australia: refugees [6] - Nelson: Friday – Boat People Protest [7] - NZ First - PM Issues Clear Invitation to Asylum Seekers [8] - Govt - PM responds to asylum seekers' plight [9]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00591.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00598.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00553.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00145.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00143.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00148.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00163.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00583.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00554.htm


Abortion Pill Now Available In NZ

- Strict conditions have been set for the use of the abortion pill mifepristone which was today approved for use in New Zealand. See... Increased Options For Women Seeking Abortion [1] REACTION: - Christian Heritage - More Abortions With RU486 [2] - ACT- Abortion Statistics Are An Abomination [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0108/S00048.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00157.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00594.htm


Brit Economist & Reserve Banker Debate Debt

- Victoria University was the venue for a debate on money supply between the Reserve Bank’s chief manager financial markets Michael Reddell and visiting British economist and author Michael Rowbotham on Monday September 27. See... Money Talk At Victoria University [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00179.htm


Foodbank Users Vulnerable To Power Price Rises

- Most families using foodbanks are extremely vulnerable to rising power prices and the threat of disconnection, research released today reveals. See... No Power For The Poor? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00154.htm


Writings From The Young, Right & Future Honourable

- The Government has started a trend. Every 9 months or so West Coasters are told by some try-hard Wellington bureaucrat that they are not allowed to make use of their own natural resources. These politicans are saying that it is more important to sooth collective chardonnay consciences of PC urban 'greenies' than have real jobs for West Coasters. See... The New Write [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00152.htm


EMA Warns Of Oz Domain Name Scam

- The Employers and Manufacturers Association (Northern) is warning that a scam from Australia is asking exorbitant fees to register new Internet suffixes for New Zealand web sites. See... Warning Issued On Australian Internet Scam [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00297.htm


Discrimination & Offensive Behaviour Rife In DoC

- The Department of Conservation today released the findings of a staff survey of the workplace environment, and also the strategy developed to address the issues raised. Some serious problems were identified, particularly by women and Maori, and also by people with disabilities. See... Initiatives Underway To Improve DoC Workplace [1] and Minister on DOC Workforce Diversity Survey [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00153.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00588.htm


Scoop World: East Timor And Fiji Elections

- Under a calm and peaceful atmosphere, hundreds of thousands of East Timorese headed to the polls on Thursday to vote in the territory's first democratic elections, which Secretary-General Kofi Annan called “a glowing example to the world community.” See... East Timor's first election 'glowing example' [1] . Meanwhile in Fiji police are now confident that Indo-Fijian farmers in the troubled Muaniweni settlement near Suva will be at peace with their neighbours. See... Police Say Muaniweni Farmers 'Now Safe' [2] MORE ON FIJI ELECTIONS: - Chaudhry blasts SBS report on economic policy [3] - Critics slam 'political' sacking of Rev Yabaki [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00116.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00120.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00119.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00118.htm


Scoop World: Palestinian Address To UN Racism Conference

“From Jerusalem, from the heart of Palestine, a land besieged, and repeatedly violated by a most brutal Israeli military occupation, I have come to join you today.” See... Hanan Ashrawi To World Conference Against Racism [1] . See also… State Dept. Daily Press Briefing August 29, 2001 [2] and Israeli soldiers block UN convoys from camps [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00115.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00114.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00117.htm


Katya Rivas: The Value Of Sorrow

- I value in you the union to My sufferings more than any other of your works. Because apart from all of the beauty you acquire upon uniting yourself to My merits, you must consider that the unity produced because of love is very effective proof that the same merits with which you adorn yourself have produced the main fruit that I wished for: My Love in you. See... Katya Rivas: Unite Yourselves to Me as I Am to You [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00178.htm


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