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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House - Today's Q&A
Fellowship Of The Ring Earns 13 Oscar Nominations
Job Ads Down
Letter From Elsewhere: Nursing Crisis
Stateside With Rosalea: Pacifica CA
Union Warns Of Future Beachings
Fringe Festival Opens Tomorrow
Muriel Newman: School Zoning Kills Choice
Strong Profit For ASB
MAF Investigating Illegal Dairy Exports

OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)
Hate Crimes Distinction A Dangerous Discrimination
How Many Decile One Schools Did English Visit?
PM’s Consultants Confirm Brain Drain
Paid Parental Leave Select Committee Meets
Sutton Leads Northern China Trade Mission
Smith’s Ship Pollution Legislation Sunk
Redirect PR Tour Funds To Retirement Commissioner – Brownlee
Govt’s Deeds In Biotech Belie Rhetoric
Innovation Strategy Leads PM’s Opening Speech


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Scoop Is In The House - Today's Q&A

- Today's questions of the day concerned: CCH Heart Surgery – Apology To Chinese – Growth, Kyoto and GE – Treaty Of Waitangi – Meeting The Queen – Decile Funding – Starship Hospital – Kiwibank – Gisborne Freighter Stranding – Radiotherapists – Singapore Trade Deal Performance – Palmerston North Gang Problems. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 13 February [1] and, Free My Scoop Signup Page [2] , to register to receive today’s answers in your e-mail inbox as they are posted.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00049.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/cgi-bin/newsagent/new_user.cgi?form=home


Fellowship Of The Ring Earns 13 Oscar Nominations

- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is nominated in 13 categories. See… Nominations For The 74th Academy Awards [1] MORE: - Roadshow - Rings Nominated for 13 Oscars! [2] - Judith Tizard - 13 Oscar Nominations A Great Day For New Zealand [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0202/S00026.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0202/S00029.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00152.htm


Job Ads Down

- Data Flash (New Zealand) The number of newspaper job advertisements fell 2.3% mom in January - the fifth decline in six months - and was 9.6% lower than a year earlier. See... ANZ Job Ads Survey - January 2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0202/S00102.htm


Letter From Elsewhere: Nursing Crisis

- “Nurses are women”, they thought. “Being nurses is what women are for. Women don’t mind training for years at vast personal expense, then doing all that hard, responsible work for next to nothing. It comes naturally to them.” See... Letter From Elsewhere: Bang, Bang, You’re Dead [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00047.htm


Stateside With Rosalea: Pacifica CA

- As the bus entered the ticky-tacky boxland of the northern end of Pacifica I glanced back and got this shot of the late afternoon sun on the vast Pacific Ocean. See... Stateside With Rosalea: Snapshots [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00048.htm


Union Warns Of Future Beachings

- National President of the New Zealand Seafarers Union today warned that another incident like the beaching of the Jody F Millennium could happen at any time. See... Seafarers Union Warns Of More Jody F Millenniums [1] MORE: - MSA - Jody F Millennium Update [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0202/S00053.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0202/S00025.htm


Fringe Festival Opens Tomorrow

- The Lordz of the Rings, Various Street Locations, 12.30pm Becoming A dad ain’t no cricket match, The Market Space, 7pm The Odyssey, Capital E, 6pm Post – punk, BATS, 8pm The Last Gasp, No.5 Cable St, 6.30pm. See… Fringe NZ Listings 2002 Opening Day, Feb 14th [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0202/S00028.htm


Muriel Newman: School Zoning Kills Choice

- Over the summer, major concerns have been raised about the school zoning regulations introduced by this Government. Families with one child at a school can't now send their other children to the same school if they live outside the school zone. See... Muriel Newman: School Choice Fundamental [1] . See also... A Sacking Offence - Education In 2002 [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0202/S00052.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00154.htm


Strong Profit For ASB

- Strong participation in the corporate banking sector and a surge in home loan lending has lifted ASB Bank’s unaudited, after tax operating profit by 18% to $106 million for the six months ending December 31, 2001. See... ASB Bank Half Year Profit Tops $100 Million [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0202/S00103.htm


MAF Investigating Illegal Dairy Exports

- MAF has confirmed that its Special Investigation Unit has visited and obtained information from a number of properties in the North Island as part of its investigation into allegations of illegal export of dairy products from New Zealand. See... MAF Gathering Evidence In Dairy Investigation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0202/S00024.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Hate Crimes Distinction A Dangerous Discrimination

- The Bill that abolishes the two year sentence surcharge for home invasion under the law passed in 1998, could bring in a whole new category of “hate crimes”, ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks said today. See... Home Invasion Law Out, Hate Crimes In? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00143.htm


How Many Decile One Schools Did English Visit?

- Last month, the National Party leader announced to a stunned nation that 'some of these lower-income schools are awash with cash' and that his party in government may end funding based on decile. See... National Reneges On Social Equity Goals [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00148.htm


PM’s Consultants Confirm Brain Drain

- The Prime Minister must explain why she has denied the brain drain for two years, only to have it confirmed by her overseas consultancy firm, ACT Immigration Spokesman MP Penny Webster said today. See... Deny The Brain Drain Now, Prime Minister [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00147.htm


Paid Parental Leave Select Committee Meets

- Minister of Women’s Affairs and Associate Minister of Labour, Laila Harré, today welcomed the first meeting of the parliamentary select committee on the Paid Parental Leave Bill. See... Paid Parental Leave Select Committee Meets [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00151.htm


Sutton Leads Northern China Trade Mission

- Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton is to lead a trade mission to northern China next month. See... Minister To Lead Trade Mission To Northern China [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00149.htm


Smith’s Ship Pollution Legislation Sunk

- National Environment spokesperson Nick Smith is furious that Labour today killed legislation that would provide better protection from shipwrecks spilling oil in New Zealand waters. See... Labour Sinks Ship Pollution Bill [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00146.htm


Redirect PR Tour Funds To Retirement Commissioner – Brownlee

- “Michael Cullen would do all New Zealanders a favour by cancelling the $1 million public relations campaign selling his Super Fund and properly funding the Retirement Commissioner,” says National Superannuation spokesman Gerry Brownlee. See... Cullen Called On To Cull Fund's $1M PR Tour [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00145.htm


Govt’s Deeds In Biotech Belie Rhetoric

- Prime Minister Helen Clark can't claim her Government supports biotechnology, research and innovation when they overrode the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Genetic Engineering and are imposing a moratorium on field trials, National's Biotechnology spokesperson Dr Paul Hutchison said today. See... PM's Innovation Claim Absurd Given Govt Decisions [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00144.htm


Innovation Strategy Leads PM’s Opening Speech

- Just over two years ago, the Labour-Alliance Government set out its programme for this three year parliamentary term in the Speech from the Throne delivered by the Governor-General. See... Prime Minister's Statement To Parliament [1] . See also... Growing an innovative New Zealand [2] REACTION: - Bill English - Speech [3] - Clark Fails To Deliver [4] - ACT - No Goals... [5] - Innovative PR [6] - What About Education? [7] - Greens - Response To PM's Statement [8] - NZ First - $271 A Word [9] - Business Roundtable - Credible Policies Lacking [10] - Trade Liberalisation Network - Trade A Vital Component [11] - Wgtn Chamber of Commerce - Walk The Talk [12] - Business NZ - Get The Basics Right [13] - EMA Central - Business Will Want More [14] - EMA Northern - Desire For Economic Transformation [15] - Creative NZ - Innovation Strategy Welcome [16] - SIAC - On The Right Track [17] - CTU - Realistic Recognition Of Issues [18]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00132.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00129.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00153.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00142.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00133.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00115.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00134.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00139.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00138.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0202/S00095.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0202/S00091.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0202/S00090.htm
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0202/S00088.htm
[14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0202/S00087.htm
[15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0202/S00086.htm
[16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0202/S00050.htm
[17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0202/S00047.htm
[18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0202/S00046.htm

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