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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Hard News Is Here!
Student Groups Enthusiastically Greet Alliance Policy
Feature: Gutted In Guatemala
Fortuin Speech: Racial Harmony & National Identity
Anderton Favours Breezy Waiata Over Turgid Dirge
Unanswered Questions: Debating The Merits Of Conspiracy Theory
Unanswered Questions: 911 Victims Get Cold Shoulder From US Media
Opinion: Teaching In Trouble
To Spank Or Not To Spank?
SPCS Promoting Unhealthy Attitude To Sex
Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
CTU To Host Labour/Green GE Stoush
Peters On Greens: What You See Not What You Get
Independent Schools Oppose Relaxing Pot Laws
Student Debt Levels Ahead Of Forecast
New Zealand Incarceration Rate Already Too High
Corporate Citizens Must Face Responsibilities – CTU
Kiwis More Violent Than Aussies
Franks Cries Foul Over Post Piece

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Hard News Is Here!

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... Auckland's alright, you know. I mean, how many other cities that have been namechecked by Wallpaper magazine have a volcano contingency plan? See... HARD NEWS 21/6/02 - A Sporting Chance [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00127.htm


Student Groups Enthusiastically Greet Alliance Policy

- The New Zealand University Students’ Association (NZUSA) is today challenging all other political parties to match the Alliance’s commitment to relieving student debt announced today in their tertiary education policy. See… Alliance Policy Sets Standard for Other Parties [1] MORE: - ATSA - Alliance Education Policies On Right Track [2] - OUSA - Alliance Throws Down The Gauntlet [3] - Alliance - No more tinkering [4] - Staunch - Alliance Only Choice Left [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00126.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00130.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00127.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00362.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00120.htm


Feature: Gutted In Guatemala

- The corporate web around this story is tangled. I could unweave it for you, but trust me, the outcome is predictable; faceless U.S trans-nationals running rampant in a developing country, exploiting human rights and now hiding from responsibility. See... Feature: Fighting Monsters In Guatemala [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00126.htm


Fortuin Speech: Racial Harmony & National Identity

- Don’t ever apologize for your heritage… celebrate it and find ways where it can enrich your new homeland. Never allow anybody to strip you of your sense of selfworth and somebodyness because you are a migrant or a refugee. Dignity is what you carry in your inner being, not a label others bestow upon you or strip from you. See… Xenophobia or a Lack of National Identity [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00132.htm


Anderton Favours Breezy Waiata Over Turgid Dirge

- Jim Anderton says he has proposed Pokarekare Ana be given status as a national song, alongside our National Anthem. See... Pokarekare Ana [1] and Being a New Zealander - Speech [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00377.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00349.htm


Unanswered Questions: Debating The Merits Of Conspiracy Theory

- 9/11 "Conspiracies" and the Defactualisation of Analysis - How Ideologues on the Left and Right Theorise Vacuously to Support Baseless Supposition - A Reply to ZNet's 'Conspiracy Theory?' Section. See... Unanswered Questions: Defactualisation of Analysis [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00123.htm


Unanswered Questions: 911 Victims Get Cold Shoulder From US Media

- Julie Sweeney's voice wavered on the verge of breaking as she addressed those gathered at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. "I don't want anybody to ever deal with the phone call I dealt with at 8:58 that morning from my husband from United Flight 175”… See... Unanswered Questions: Review & Coverage Of Event [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00128.htm


Opinion: Teaching In Trouble

- ‘Teach your children well’, the lyrics of the 1960s song went. But in 2002 we’re having trouble. Trouble we have not seen in public education since perhaps the controversy which surrounded the moral issues of the late 1970s, the release of the Johnson Report and the teaching of sex education. See... Teach Your Children Well [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00138.htm


To Spank Or Not To Spank?

- “The Governor-General should be reprimanded for having made policy statements during the lead up to a general election,” stated Party Leader Graham Capill. See... Governor General Chastised [1] MORE: - Correctives - Hands Off The GG, Capon!!! [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00124.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00123.htm


SPCS Promoting Unhealthy Attitude To Sex

- “Consensual legal sex is not dirty, and the sooner the state gets out of the way of adults filming themselves acting legally, and letting adults decide for themselves and their children what they can see, the better!” declared Libertarianz Spokesman on Free Speech Scott Wilson. See... Anti-Sex Bullies Want State To Replace Parents [1] MORE: - SPCS - “Baise-Moi”, Porn And French Children


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00122.htm


Katya Rivas

- Nobody can see My face unless they are on the path of faith. It seems contradictory: if you do not have faith, you cannot see Me and if you do not see Me, your faith will not grow. Why do I speak to you? See... Katya Rivas: Without Faith, You Cannot See Me [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00125.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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CTU To Host Labour/Green GE Stoush

- The Council of Trade Unions has organised a debate on the crucial genetic modification issue between Green co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimmons and the Minister of Research Science and Technology Pete Hodgson. See... CTU Organises GM Debate Between Labour And Greens [1] GE SCRAP OF THE DAY: - Pete Hodgson - New Zealand’s Science Future [2] - Jeanette Fitzsimons - Govt Sacrifices Truth [3] - Life Sciences - LSN Joins In GE Visibility Day Activities [4] - Greens - Fitzsimons To Debate GE With Hobbs, Hodgson [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00134.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00384.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00383.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00137.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00386.htm


Peters On Greens: What You See Not What You Get

- Beneath the bland and reassuring faces of Rod and Jeanette there lurks a strange menagerie of causes, - ideologies - fads - therapies and obsessions. Occasionally the mask slips. See... Kiwi Culture & Values Under Threat - Peters Speech [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00382.htm


Independent Schools Oppose Relaxing Pot Laws

- The principals heading the Independent Schools of New Zealand are unanimous in their condemnation of any relaxation of the current laws on marijuana. See... No Tick For Decriminalising Marijuana [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00136.htm


Student Debt Levels Ahead Of Forecast

- ATSA President, Julie Pettett, announced today that “if nothing is done to arrest the growth of this absurd scheme, we estimate that the Solicitor-General’s 17.5% prediction will confront the New Zealand working population by the end of 2008, fully sixteen years ahead of forecast.” See... Student Debt Warning Set To Arrive 16 Years Early [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00135.htm


New Zealand Incarceration Rate Already Too High

- Green Justice Spokesperson Nandor Tanczos today said the election hype on law and order was ignoring the evidence and treating voters' with contempt. See... Slogans No Substitute For Good Policy - Nandor [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00385.htm


Corporate Citizens Must Face Responsibilities – CTU

- “Huge multi-national companies like Carter Holt Harvey must recognise their responsibilities of corporate citizenship,” said Council of Trade Unions secretary Paul Goutler today. See... Call For Corporate Citizenship At Carters Rally [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00376.htm


Kiwis More Violent Than Aussies

- A Ministry of Justice report comparing New Zealand’s violent crime rate to other countries puts this nation significantly below the United States, Canada, England & Wales while slightly higher than Australia, Justice Minister Phil Goff said. See... International Crime Rate Comparison Study [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00375.htm


Franks Cries Foul Over Post Piece

- Presenting one academic's opinion on ACT's Crime and Justice policy as fact is extraordinarily biased journalism, ACT Justice Spokesman MP Stephen Franks said today. He was responding to the Evening Post's report of a university lecturer's views, without any attempt to get comment from ACT, or even other criminologists. See... One Academic's Opinion Is Not Fact [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00374.htm

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