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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Saving Lives Is The Right Thing To Do
Howard’s End: Politics & The Global Warming Industry
Kiwibank Offering Low Fees & Low Home Loan Rates
Keith Rankin: Bonus Points In Perspective
Big News: Wilson’s Law
VisionTV: Reading The Bin Laden Story's Index
Firas Al-Atraqchi: Palestine Under Siege
Campbell Cites Election For Quitting Saturday Show
Correctives Policy Plank Spanking: Ban Scotland
GUEST FEATURE: An Inside Story Of Banking Fraud Narco-dollars And US Political and Governmental Corruption
Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS - JUST POLITICS
Greens To Discuss Treaty Policy With Govt
Band-aid Gesture Won’t Solve Road Woes
Health Wage-rises Blows Budget 10% - ACT
Record Shows Nats Brought Back School Zoning
$6M For Maori Technology Development
Students Busier Making Money Over Summer This Year
More Migrants With The Skills To Pay The Bills
NZ Post In Malta Should Concern Taxpayers – ACT

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Saving Lives Is The Right Thing To Do

- Legend has it that some of my ancestors spent time in the Sinai Desert. But I doubt that Richard Prebble had people like my grandparents, who arrived in New Zealand as refugees from Hitler in 1939, in mind when he spoke of the danger of letting too many refugees from "desert cultures" into New Zealand. See... A Chance To Save The World A Thousand Times [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00017.htm


Howard’s End: Politics & The Global Warming Industry

- Some in the New Zealand business community are wondering why the government appears adamant it will push ahead to ratify the Kyoto protocol on global warming. It is about money, pure and simple, because it can be extremely profitable to sell hot air when mandated by a government. See... Howard's End: The Global Warming Industry [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00022.htm


Kiwibank Offering Low Fees & Low Home Loan Rates

- Kiwibank today announced its range of products and services which includes substantially lower fees than other banks, home loan rates of 6.10 per cent and high interest rates on savings accounts. See... Kiwibank Announces Products And Services [1] and First Kiwibank To Open In Palmerston North [2] REACTION: - ACT - Kiwibank Fees Breaks Promise: Numbers Don't Add Up [3] - Govt - Kiwibank founding customer happy [4] OTHER BANKING NEWS: - WestpacTrust to Slash Transaction Charges [5] - ANZ's New Children's Account [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0202/S00042.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0202/S00043.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00064.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00062.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0202/S00041.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0202/S00044.htm


Keith Rankin: Bonus Points In Perspective

- In all the fuss about Stephen Fleming's tactical decision to concede a bonus point to South Africa in a recent cricket match, the discussion failed to address a couple of important issues. One such issue relates to the use of tactics in general, in sport and in life. See... Keith Rankin: Tactics and Bonus Points [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00020.htm


Big News: Wilson’s Law

- If you are in a de facto relationship, you may as well be married when it comes to sorting out your possessions should you split up after living together for three years. See... Big News: Margaret Wilson Heaps Big Legislator [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00021.htm


VisionTV: Reading The Bin Laden Story's Index

- Osama bin Laden is not an easy subject. Characterizations of him vary wildly. The most common, because it’s the official narrative of cardboard cutout simplicity, is that he’s the world’s number one villain, the diabolical mastermind behind the events of September 11th. See... Transcript: VisionTV - The Great Deception Part 3 [1] EARLIER: - Transcript: VisionTV - The Great Deception Part 2 [2] -Transcript: VisionTV On The Great 911 Deception [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00023.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00052.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00049.htm


Firas Al-Atraqchi: Palestine Under Siege

- Events in the Middle East are reaching saturation point. Within the past week, hardline supporters of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon have unleashed a barrage of disparaging remarks calling for the murder and deportation of the Palestinian people. See... Firas Al-Atraqchi: The Height of Racism [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00016.htm


Campbell Cites Election For Quitting Saturday Show

- John Campbell is to leave National Radio’s Saturday Morning programme at the end of March after presenting the high profile lifestyle show for almost two years. See… A Change On Saturday Morning [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0202/S00007.htm


Correctives Policy Plank Spanking: Ban Scotland

- New Zealand faces the greatest threat to its existence ever since we were chased around by all of those “corporate transvestites” in the eighties!!! As is usual with offcentre- right groups, we've decided to blame someone else for everything. See... Correctives: War on Transvestitism: Ban Scotland!! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0202/S00023.htm


GUEST FEATURE: An Inside Story Of Banking Fraud Narco-dollars And US Political and Governmental Corruption

- For an account of the extraordinary story of Maverick US Banker Catherine Austin Fitts, and new occasional contributor to Scoop. See... Enemy Of The State(1) [1] and Enemy Of The State (2) [2] MORE: - On Enron & Harvard- Catherine Austin Fitts: Hold the Line [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00013.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00014.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00009.htm


Katya Rivas

- Just as spring water, always clear and fresh, flows out of an open rock in the mountains, in like manner from My ever open Heart flows My Love for all mankind. See... Katya Rivas: Love Is Not in the Books [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00019.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Greens To Discuss Treaty Policy With Govt

- The Green Party will be taking up the Prime Minister's invitation to discuss the Treaty of Waitangi as soon as possible, Greens Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today. See... Greens To Take Waitangi Concerns To PM [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00059.htm


Band-aid Gesture Won’t Solve Road Woes

- ACT Transport Spokesman MP Penny Webster described today's announcement of spending on State Highway One as a two hundred thousand dollar sticking plaster. See... Traffic 'Improvements' Are Just Window Dressing [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00058.htm


Health Wage-rises Blows Budget 10% - ACT

- A 10 percent increase in wages across the hospital sector, which will follow on from the Canterbury nurses' pay settlement, translates into $600 million extra per year, ACT leader Richard Prebble says. See... Health Budget Blown By 10 Percent [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00057.htm


Record Shows Nats Brought Back School Zoning

- “National’s education spokesperson, Nick Smith, should check the legislative history before he mouths off about school zoning,” said New Zealand First’s education spokesperson Hon Brian Donnelly. See... National Brought Back School Zoning, Not Labour [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00056.htm


$6M For Maori Technology Development

- Maori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia says new funding of almost $6 million over the next three years continues the government push to assist Maori communities to design their own solutions. See... $6 million To Strengthen Maori Communities [1] . See aslo… $6 Million Grant Is Vote-Buying [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00049.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00055.htm


Students Busier Making Money Over Summer This Year

- Students have found 13.6% more jobs so far this summer, Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Minister Steve Maharey said today. See... 13.6% Increase In Student Employment [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00054.htm


More Migrants With The Skills To Pay The Bills

- Demand from skilled migrants seeking New Zealand residence is so high, the government has extended residence approvals in the general skills category by 3500, taking the stream’s total from 27,000 to 33,200, Immigration Minister Lianne Dalziel said. See... Skilled Migrants On The Increase [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00052.htm


NZ Post In Malta Should Concern Taxpayers – ACT

- New Zealand Post's equity and management deal with Malta Post must be of concern to the Government and taxpayers, ACT Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide said today. See... NZ Post's Malta Excursion Causes Concern [1] . See also… Maltapost And Transend Sign Management And Equity


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00050.htm


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