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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
The Real Deal: The Ultimate New Business Cold Call
P.O.V: Cash & Carry
Howard's End: Streamlining Bureaucracy
Stateside With Rosalea: Campaign Finance
Monday On The Fringe
Scoop Images: Mountain Beauty
Upton-on-line - Diaspora Edition
Prebble’s Letter From Wellington
Reader’s Feedback: ZZZZZzzzzt!
Scoop World: ENRONgate!
Actor Kevin Smith Dies In China
Katya Rivas’ Passion

OTHER NEWS
Secondary Teachers Reject Pay Deal
Jim Sutton “Venomous” On 1080 – Ron Mark
Appeasing Gangs No Answer - Peters
United Future Offers To Fill Power Vacuum
Finance Minister Signs Up With Kiwibank
Adopt Schizophrenia Fellowship’s Mental Health Code – Bradford
Hash-job On Hide’s Shop Trading Bill
Pig Growth Hormone Secretly Approved, Says Kedgley

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The Real Deal: The Ultimate New Business Cold Call

- Lest you think that my comment about the New York Stock Exchange is too strong, let's look at one event that occurred before our "war on drugs" went into high gear through Plan Colombia, banging heads over narco dollar market share in Latin America. See... The Real Deal: The Ultimate New Business Cold Call [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00069.htm


P.O.V: Cash & Carry

- Suddenly money as motive is immoral, at least if you're an impoverished woman renting the only space you have left. Your womb. But what of the people who buy the babies? Are they not the true immorals? See... P.O.V: Cash And Carry [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00071.htm


Howard's End: Streamlining Bureaucracy

- In a move to cut costs and streamline bureaucracy, people on welfare in Australia will be able to take out loans from the Government over the telephone to help them through emergencies. Maree Howard writes. See... Howard's End: Streamlining Bureaucracy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00072.htm


Stateside With Rosalea: Campaign Finance

- For someone like me, who comes from a country where a political candidate risks censure for 'treating' prospective voters by throwing a couple of snarlers on the barbie, the huge amounts of money that are spent on political campaigns here in the States are mind-boggling. See... Stateside: Putting Your Back Pocket Into It [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00068.htm


Monday On The Fringe

- Listings for today's fringe activity. Fringe NZ Listings 2002 Monday 18th February [1] SEE ALSO... OUTDOORS AT THE FRINGE [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0202/S00039.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0202/S00037.htm


Scoop Images: Mountain Beauty

- More images of the environs of the most photogenic mountain village in the world taken by Norman Mackay. See... Scoop Images: Spaniard Grass Over Ohau [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00067.htm


Upton-on-line - Diaspora Edition

- Upton-on-line provides a first glimpse of the strange maneuverings that herald the beginning of the French Presidential election campaign and (strictly for devotees) gives some ‘order-of-magnitude’ feel for what sort of initiatives might help developing countries in the context of this year’s World Summit on Sustainable Development to be held in Johannesburg later this year. See... Upton-on-line - Diaspora Edition [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00066.htm


Prebble’s Letter From Wellington

- The Labour caucus are also unhappy with the innovation package. They are asking: "are we supposed to campaign by saying the government will innovate by committee?" Writes Richard Prebble. See... Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington 18/2/2002 [1] The Young & The Write-shuss - ”The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.” -Ross Perot. See... The New Write 17/2/2002 [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00251.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0202/S00066.htm


Reader’s Feedback: ZZZZZzzzzt!

- In This Edition: Feedback For Anne Else - 500 Years History So Easily Forgotten - RE: Is The Father Of Jesus The God Of Islam - Where Is NATO Now? See... Scoop Feedback: Readers’ Opinions [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00073.htm


Scoop World: ENRONgate!

- AUSTIN, Texas - Documents obtained by Public Citizen on Friday suggest that as governor of Texas, President Bush helped promote Enron Corp.'s foreign and domestic business agenda on behalf of company CEO Kenneth Lay. See... Bush Helped Promote Enron's Business Interests [1] . See also… Cayman Islands Govt. Open To Assist US With ENRON [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0202/S00058.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0202/S00043.htm


Actor Kevin Smith Dies In China

- “Kevin Smith was a wonderful New Zealand actor who was known not only for his enormous talent and amazing beauty, but also for his intelligence and self-effacing humour,” Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Judith Tizard said today. See... Kevin Smith [1] and Brilliant Career Cut In Its Prime [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00230.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00234.htm


Katya Rivas’ Passion

- Beginning today Scoop has restarted a daily serialisation of Bolivian mystic Katya Rivas’ The Passion. In her book Jesus Christ relates in his own words his experiences during the first Holy Week. The serial will continue through to the end of Lent 2002. See... Katya Rivas: The Passion [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00070.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Secondary Teachers Reject Pay Deal

- Education Minister Trevor Mallard today expressed regret that secondary teachers had rejected the pay offer negotiated by their union. See... Secondary teacher ratification [1] MORE REACTIONL - National - Students Will Be Losers In Contract Row [2] - ACT - Another Uncertain School Year [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00243.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00250.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00246.htm


Jim Sutton “Venomous” On 1080 – Ron Mark

- “The Minister of Agriculture Jim Sutton’s recent outburst against critics of 1080 poison was full of venomous prejudices and dangerously ignored public opinion, environmental considerations and marketplace economics” says New Zealand First MP Ron Mark. See... Sutton’s 1080 Poison Outburst “Full Of Venom” [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00249.htm


Appeasing Gangs No Answer - Peters

- The Government’s policy of appeasement to violent gangs is a choice of winning gang votes in the short term over preventing American style gang-run ghettos, according to New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters. See... Does Government Want Gang-Run Ghettos? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00244.htm


United Future Offers To Fill Power Vacuum

United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne, says his party is the centre party New Zealand needs to make MMP work effectively. See... United Future Is The Centre Party NZ Needs [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00242.htm


Finance Minister Signs Up With Kiwibank

- Dr Cullen said the decision reflected their confidence in the new bank and in the competitive package it was offering. See... Cullen and wife transfer to Kiwibank [1] MORE: - ACT - See... Question: How Many Kiwibanks and When? [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00229.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00232.htm


Adopt Schizophrenia Fellowship’s Mental Health Code – Bradford

- Green Party Mental Health spokesperson Sue Bradford said mental health services must act immediately on a report released today which found better communication with families of mentally ill patients is "critical". See... Days Of Patronising & Neglecting Families Must End [1] MORE: - National - Mental Health Act needs to be reviewed [2] - Govt - Mental Health Services & Privacy Issues Review [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00237.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00248.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00233.htm


Hash-job On Hide’s Shop Trading Bill

- Government attempts to rework Rodney Hides' Shop Trading Hours Bill have turned into yet another Margaret Wilson hash-job, the ACT Finance Spokesman said. See... Shop Trading Hours And The 25 Minute Committee [1] MORE: - Libz - Shopping With The Ayatollah [2] - CTU - CTU Concern At Shop Trading Liberalisation [3] - Laila Harre - Amendments To Hide Shop Trading Hours Bill [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00238.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0202/S00065.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0202/S00061.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00202.htm


Pig Growth Hormone Secretly Approved, Says Kedgley

- Green MP Sue Kedgley today said many consumers will be put off pork when they learn that a new growth hormone made by genetically engineered bacteria has been secretly approved for use on New Zealand pigs. See... Pig Growth Hormone Sneaks Into New Zealand [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00236.htm

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