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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Hard News Is Here!
Howard's End: The Squeeze On Gold
Greens On GE: You Wanted Science, You Got It
Real Deal: The Magnitude Of Washington’s Corruption
More Than You Need To Know About Meth
Feedback: Liberty Shmiberty
Mandatory Reporting’s Demise Welcomed
Nuclear Free Flotilla To Protest Shipments
Video Games Boom – NZ Gets With The Program
Business Wants To Know When Its Gonna Be
TVNZ To Be Differently Aligned
Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
ERA Has Defied Critics – Wilson
Longer, Lower Logging Trucks Welcomed
Put Your Cheque Book Away, Qantas
CD Cleaner High Outlawed
Encouraging Signs For Smoke-free Day
Formal Diplomatic Relations With East Timor
Meningococcal Vaccine Trials
Let’s Discuss Securities Trading Law Reform
Kudos To Govt For Considering Tertiary Savings


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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Hard News Is Here!

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... well, you can't say politics isn't interesting this year. One partner in the governing coalition has wrecked itself and wound up with a party leader who can't lead it in Parliament, National's go-getter president has been told to shut up before she makes things even worse, the Prime Minister is being investigated for fraud, and nobody knows when the election is. Just in case anyone was bored, the Greens stepped off the cliff. See... HARD NEWS 31/05/02 - Everything's Gone Green [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00175.htm


Howard's End: The Squeeze On Gold

- The price of gold and gold stocks is sky-rocketing with Central banks across the world coming in for severe criticism for the way they have sold official gold reserves, although in a disguised form. Maree Howard writes. See... Howard's End: The Squeeze On Gold [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00174.htm


Greens On GE: You Wanted Science, You Got It

- Green co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today said the concerns of many New Zealanders had been confirmed by a new EU report showing organic farming will be shut down if genetically engineered crops are grown commercially. See... Damning EU Report Confirms Contamination Fears [1] MORE: - Life Sciences - Selective Interpretation Of EU Research [2] - GE Free NZ - EU Report Shows Govt Must Act Now [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00718.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00282.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00283.htm


Real Deal: The Magnitude Of Washington’s Corruption

- The numerous allegations regarding fraud, government sponsored narcotics trafficking and black budget funding over the last two decades at the Department of Defense and the Department of Housing and Urban Development are deeply disturbing. See... The Real Deal on 9:11: Rewarding Failure [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00173.htm


More Than You Need To Know About Meth

- Wellington has weed. Wellington has E. Wellington has L.S.D. Sweet poetry to some maybe, but not all. A veritable drug cornucopia awaits today’s youth for experimentation and enjoyment. See... Lucid Feature: Meth-head or Madness [1] MORE: - Lucid - Lucid Prints Controversial Speed Article [2] - AUSA - AUSA President Clarifies Craccum Independence [3] - Customs - Another Large Drug Seizure At The Border [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00172.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0205/S00074.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0205/S00067.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0205/S00064.htm


Feedback: Liberty Shmiberty

- Lindsay Perigo does not NOT allow free speech. His "liberty" is nothing of the sort. His radio station was a tirade of far right tirade against normality. He banned any dissent. See... Feedback: Lindsay “Free Speech” Perigo [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00171.htm


Mandatory Reporting’s Demise Welcomed

- The New Zealand Medical Association has welcomed a change to the upcoming legislation governing health professionals, which will remove the requirement for the mandatory reporting of colleagues. See... NZMA Welcomes Decision On Bill [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0205/S00066.htm


Nuclear Free Flotilla To Protest Shipments

- Three flotillas from the Pacific, Cape Horn and the Irish Sea announced their intention to protest against the shipment of rejected plutonium mixed oxide (MOX) due to leave Japan for the UK in early July. See... Nuclear Free Seas Flotilla Spreads [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00166.htm


Video Games Boom – NZ Gets With The Program

- Video game sales around the world are booming. In the US, video games are now worth more than the movie industry – sales there in 2000 were worth $6.2 billion in 2000 and grew 44 percent to $9.4 billion in 2001. See... Video Games Worth More Than The Movie Industry [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0205/S00292.htm


Business Wants To Know When Its Gonna Be

- If an early election is on the cards, a firm date needs to be announced without further delay. See... Election Day Uncertainty Unhelpful to Business [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00284.htm


TVNZ To Be Differently Aligned

- The Chief Executive of TVNZ, Ian Fraser, has announced major changes to the top echelon of management at TVNZ. See... TVNZ Announces Management Restructure [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0205/S00300.htm

Katya Rivas

- Many of My priests are more worried about themselves than about saving souls. See... Katya Rivas: Pray for My Priests [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00163.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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ERA Has Defied Critics – Wilson

- Minister of Labour Margaret Wilson says the Department of Labour’s latest monitoring report on the Employment Relations Act backs the groundswell of opinion that the Act is working well for New Zealanders. See... Employment Relations Act defies critics [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00729.htm


Longer, Lower Logging Trucks Welcomed

- A road rule change to improve the stability of logging trucks announced by government today will significantly reduce the number of rollovers, says the Log Transport Safety Council and the New Zealand Forest Owners Association. See... Longer, Safer Logging Trucks Approved [1] MORE: - Govt - New [2] - Longer, Lower, Safer [3] - Road Transport Forum - Major Safety Gain [4] - Greens - Longer Trucks A Hazard, Misses The Point [5] - ACT - Safer Trucks Need Safer Roads [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0205/S00298.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00717.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00716.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0205/S00297.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00726.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00723.htm


Put Your Cheque Book Away, Qantas

- “New Zealand’s taxpayer shareholders of Air New Zealand must be reeling at news of negotiations to sell off a major part of our airline to our Australian competitors,” New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters said. See... New Zealand For Sale? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00734.htm


CD Cleaner High Outlawed

- An order to classify the Fantasy range of drugs will be enforced, Associate Health Minister Hon Tariana Turia announced. See... Controls on Fantasy come into force [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00721.htm


Encouraging Signs For Smoke-free Day

- Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia said a decrease in tobacco consumption in New Zealand is good news on World Smoke Free Day. See... Decrease In NZ Tobacco Consumption Welcome [1] and Revised Guidelines for Smoking Cessation [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00720.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00722.htm


Formal Diplomatic Relations With East Timor

- On East Timor’s independence, New Zealand formalised its diplomatic relations with East Timor through the establishment of a Consulate-General in Dili, Foreign Minister Phil Goff said today. See... NZ establishes Consulate-General in East Timor [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00731.htm


Meningococcal Vaccine Trials

- Health Minister Annette King today welcomed the launch of clinical trials of a group B meningococcal vaccine as a solid step toward the end of an epidemic. See... Minister Welcomes Meningococcal Vaccine Trials [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00730.htm


Let’s Discuss Securities Trading Law Reform

- Commerce Minister Paul Swain has welcomed the release of three discussion documents setting out options for fundamental reform of New Zealand’s securities trading law. See... Discussion documents on insider and securities law [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00728.htm


Kudos To Govt For Considering Tertiary Savings

- “I applaud the government's reported interest in the long term family saving scheme planned to reduce tertiary loan burdens,” said ACT Commerce spokesman Stephen Franks. See... Govt Getting Something Right On Student Funding? [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00724.htm

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