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MONDAY MORNING SCOOPS
PM Farewells Princess Margaret
C.D. Sludge & Catherine Fitts: Questions For The Cancer Man
NZ Post Under Fire
Supercomputer Weather : Washing Away The Pain

TOP SCOOPS
Hard News Is Here!
Retirement Savings Tax Incentives A Backwards Step
Muriel Newman: Resolving Treaty Differences
More Workers Behind Increased Unemployment Rate
Dead Hectors Dolphin Found
Payout For Arrested NY Activists
Face Of IHC National Appeal Announced
Biotech Activists Work Against Gene Patents

OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)
Auckland Transport Woes Laid At National’s Door
Kiwibank Launched At Home Of The Gimmes, Libz Say
Greens Lay Down The Gauntlet In Wgtn Central
These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees
Anderton Opens Geriatric Hospital
Court Closure Raises Questions Of Cosgrove
IT Opportunities For Porirua Youth

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MONDAY MORNING SCOOPS

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Farewell Princess Margaret

- Prime Minister Helen Clark today expressed her sadness at the death of Princess Margaret, the only sibling of the Queen, who died yesterday. See... Death of Princess Margaret [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00090.htm


C.D. Sludge & Catherine Fitts: Questions For The Cancer Man

- The earth is not dying. It is being killed, and the people killing it have names and addresses. -- Utah Phillips See... The Hijackers Of Harvard: A Name And Address [1] and Sludge Report #123 – You Can’t Touch Pug Winokur [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00030.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00027.htm


NZ Post Under Fire

- ACT Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide today delivered a bombshell to NZ Post by making public the South African Government's draft, confidential Kroll Report. See... Kroll Report: Bombshell for NZ Post and Government [1] and The Kroll Report: Media Pack and Questions [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00092.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00093.htm


Supercomputer Weather : Washing Away The Pain

Long range forecasts from the NOAA Medium Range Supercompter Forecast show rain in the Holy Land this Ash Wednesday, February 13th, the beginning of the Christian holy season of Lent. See... Supercomputer Weather: Tears Of Gethsemene? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00029.htm

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FRIDAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Hard News Is Here!

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... the incumbent Prime Minister will be remembered for many things. Fluid and reassuring body language is not one of them. See... HARD NEWS 08/02/02 - Lacking Not for Love [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00028.htm


PC’s Opinion: Dear Old Andy’s Bastard Progeny

- In an artistic climate in which dissected animal carcasses are displayed floating in formaldehyde and semen-stained blankets are described as "haunting, powerful and provocative," Warhol's simple images seem relatively benign by comparison. See... PC's Opinion: Return Of The Con Artist [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00025.htm


Retirement Savings Tax Incentives A Backwards Step

- The National Party's announced intention to introduce tax incentives for retirement saving is nothing more than middle class welfare, according to Michael Littlewood, a commentator on retirement income policies. See... National's U-Turn A Retrograde Step [1] FULL COVERAGE: - Nats - Tax Incentives For Long-Term Savers [2] - Govt - National’s Policy “Fine For Big Earners” [3] - ACT - ACT Welcomes National Focus On Superannuation [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0202/S00033.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00080.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00084.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00083.htm


Muriel Newman: Resolving Treaty Differences

- Sitting inside Waitangi's lower Te Tii Marae on Waitangi Day is a time for reflection. One hundred and sixty two years ago our forefathers - representatives of the Queen and Maori - entered into an agreement. See... Muriel Newman: Full and Final Settlement [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0202/S00034.htm


More Workers Behind Increased Unemployment Rate

- Statistics New Zealand's December 2001 quarter Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS) shows growth in the overall labour supply, with a rise of 14,400 (0.5 percent) in the working age population. See... Unemployment Rate At 5.4 Percent [1] REACTION: - Deutsche Bank - Household Labour Force Survey (Q4 2001) [2] - EMA Central - Unemployment Figures Support Skills Concerns [3] - CTU - RB Needs To Take Account Of Labour Market Trends [4] - Govt - Government Welcomes Increase In Employment [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0202/S00053.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0202/S00059.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0202/S00058.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0202/S00057.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00074.htm


Dead Hectors Dolphin Found

- A dead North Island Hector’s dolphin has been found at the mouth of Manukau Harbour, just a week after boats were seen pair trawling in the area. See... Another Death On Eve Of Judicial Review [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0202/S00031.htm


Payout For Arrested NY Activists

- City lawyers today agreed to pay approximately $469,000 in damages and legal costs to activists arrested in a 1999 Diallo-related protest. The twelve activists were jailed for over 24 hours – a common experience for dissenters under the Giuliani administration – instead of receiving summonses in accordance with NYPD practice for non-political arrests. See... NY City Pays Activists $469k [1] MORE NEW YORK JUSTICE: - Political Arrestees Singled Out for NYPD Detention [2] - Images: 1984-Style NYPD Action [3] - Statement by 25 female prisoners from WEF protests [4] - Activists Beaten Unconscious Sprayed In NYC [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0202/S00025.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0202/S00024.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0202/S00016.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0202/S00007.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0202/S00004.htm


Face Of IHC National Appeal Announced

- Fifteen-year-old Josh Mitchell may have Down syndrome, but he wants to be just like any other male teenager. He plays sport, listens to music and likes girls. One day he hopes to get a job and marry. He just needs extra help to fulfil his dreams. See... Teenager With Disability To Front IHC Appeal [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0202/S00009.htm


Biotech Activists Work Against Gene Patents

- Biotech activists from more than 50 nations announced today their support for a treaty which would establish the earth's gene pool as a global commons. See… Gene Treaty Initiative Announced In New York


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Auckland Transport Woes Laid At National’s Door

- “National’s ‘answer’ to Auckland’s traffic problems has no meat. It’s yet another policy release with no policy in it,” said Marian Hobbs and Judith Tizard. See... National’s Auckland Policy Has No Meat [1] MORE: - Nats - National's Answer To Auckland Traffic Woes [2] - ACT - Endorsement Of ACT Auckland Transport Policy [3] - Greens - Greens Will Fight English/Banks Motorway Combo [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00071.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00065.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00068.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00081.htm


Kiwibank Launched At Home Of The Gimmes, Libz Say

- "What better place to open Kiwibank's first shop than Palmerston North,", "the home of the so-called Palmerston North Poverty Action Group," comments Lindsay Mitchell, Libertarianz associate spokesman for deregulation of welfare. See... Gimmes Should Flock To Kiwibank [1] MORE: - ACT - Gisborne Punches Hole In Kiwibank [2] - Kiwibank - Kiwibank Announces Products And Services [3] - First Kiwibank To Open In Palmerston North [4] - ACT - Kiwibank Fees Breaks Promise: Numbers Don't Add Up [5] - Govt - Kiwibank founding customer happy [6] OTHER BANKING NEWS: - WestpacTrust to Slash Transaction Charges [7] - ANZ's New Children's Account [8] 12 Month Home Lending Fixed Interest Rate [9]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0202/S00030.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00067.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0202/S00042.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0202/S00043.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00064.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00062.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0202/S00041.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0202/S00044.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0202/S00051.htm


Greens Lay Down The Gauntlet In Wgtn Central

- Green MP Sue Kedgley was last night selected as the Green Party's Wellington Central candidate for this year's general election and is promising to run a strong campaign. See... Greens Promise Strong Campaign In Wgtn Central [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00070.htm


These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees

- See... Select Committee Business 1-8 February 2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00079.htm


Anderton Opens Geriatric Hospital

- Deputy Prime Minister and MP for Wigram Jim Anderton was pleased to open the new geriatric hospital wing of Rannerdale Veteran’s home today. See... Rannerdale Geriatric Hospital Wing Opening [1] and Rannerdale Geriatric Hospital Wing Opening [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00078.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00077.htm


Court Closure Raises Questions Of Cosgrove

- “The closing of the Rangiora Court by the Labour Alliance Coalition Government raises a question that we in the Waimakariri cannot ignore. Is this the best representation in Parliament Waimak can expect or is there someone else who is more up to the job?” See... Court Closure Puts Cosgrove On Trial [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00075.htm


IT Opportunities For Porirua Youth

- We need to give our young people access to computers and technology so they can compete in the modern economy, says Jim Anderton. See... Access To IT To Create Opportunities For Porirua [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00072.htm

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