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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Fertility Funding Cut
Big News: Christian Party List Ambitions
Unanswered Questions: Anthrax Oddities
Philip J. Rappa: On What Passes For US Democracy
Satellite Images: Arizona Still Burning
Campaign 2002: Labour Campaign Launch
Campaign 2002: National Campaign Launch
Campaign 2002: Alliance Campaign Launch
Campaign 2002: ACT Party List Released
Feedback: Principles Can’t Be Compromised
Eyewitness Report: Decent Guys In Helmets
NZAID Launched
Detention Decision An Affront To NZ’s Sovereignty - National
Katya Rivas

CAMPAIGN 2002
Better Blue Green Than Red Green
Clark Led Govt Gets CTU Stamp Of Approval
Variations On Can We Fix It? Yes We Can
Alliance Makes Family Benefit Pledge
National’s Health Rescue Plan
Richard Prebble Helps Interpret Labour’s Pledge Card
Green Cover Essential To Parliamentary Ecosystem
There’s An Even More Sensible, Pragmatic Way
Labour’s Parental Policy
Tanczos Goes Skiing – Green Women’s Policy Launch
Cullen Calls Bill’s Bluff
Health Cuts Begin To Bite

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Fertility Funding Cut

- More than 100 babies will not be born in Auckland next year if the Waitemata Health Board carries out its threat to slash public funding of fertility treatment. See... Waitemata Health Board Denies Babies Life [1] and Serious Health Cuts Under Labour Govt. [2] BACKGROUND: - NZ Infertility Society - Inequity In Reproductive Health [3] - NZ Infertility Society - Family Commitment [4] - Nats - National To Fund Fertility Treatment [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0207/S00004.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00013.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/f2/cc/200206121615.e08deca6.html
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/bd/d6/200206120942.364cd2cf.html
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/b8/e8/200206100919.be3fc92a.html


Big News: Christian Party List Ambitions

- Its not very often a deputy leader of a party is omitted from the list prior to an election. United Future is the first to do it – and on current polling their second ranked list candidate, Gordon Copeland, will make it into parliament on July 27 instead of deputy Anthony Walton. See... Big News: The List Vote - Power To The Parties [1] United Future NZ List - United Future Announces Top 20 [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00002.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00543.htm


Unanswered Questions: Anthrax Oddities

- This paper, first published 05 February 2002, is widely considered a seminal article on the issue of the Anthrax-by-mail incidents which closely followed the 911 attacks on the WTC and Pentagon. See... UQ Wire: Dr Rosenberg Analysis of Anthrax Attacks [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00180.htm


Philip J. Rappa: On What Passes For US Democracy

- The occupation of the White House is in its eighteen-month and still, I can no longer keep silent as my visceral anguish bleeds from pen to page. As a patriot and a citizen, my conscience summons me to express my contempt and demands that I repudiate what was a repugnant send-up that masqueraded as a national election. See... Philip J. Rappa: Requiem to the Civics' Silliness [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00179.htm


Satellite Images: Arizona Still Burning

- Monster Arizona wildfire Rodeo/Chediski is still burning brightly in this satellite image fresh off the NASA MODIS imaging satellite system. The image shows the fire as of 18.25hrs UTC on June 28th. See... Scoop Images: Still Razing Arizona [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00178.htm


Campaign 2002: Labour Campaign Launch

- I stand before you today, proud to be Prime Minister of New Zealand, and proud to be leading the New Zealand Labour Party in this election campaign. See... PM Helen Clark's Campaign Launch Address [1] and Labour's Election 2002 Pledge Card [2] REACTION: - Laila Harre -. Labour’s Pledge to National Voters [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00557.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00556.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00561.htm


Campaign 2002: National Campaign Launch

- Thank you for your work for the National Party - the party of the national interest, the party that wants New Zealanders to have the future they deserve, the party that shares the aspirations of New Zealanders from all walks of life and knows how a country ... See... 2002 Election Campaign Opening - Bill English [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00558.htm


Campaign 2002: Alliance Campaign Launch

- “I am often asked by profile writers and journalists why I turned to politics when most of my peers were turning to the first 15. Perhaps the truth is that I was just more scared of fast growing boys than the fast growing protest movement.” See... Alliance Campaign Launch - Laila Harre Speech [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00560.htm


Campaign 2002: ACT Party List Released

- The ACT Party has put forward an exciting list for the future, says Richard Prebble. See... ACT Party Releases List - Prebble Speech [1] and ACT 2002 Party List [2] REACTION: - Pete Hodgson - Bye Bye Act [3]

MORE CAMPAIGN 2002 HIGHLIGHTS [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00564.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00565.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00563.htm
[4] - #a


Feedback: Principles Can’t Be Compromised

- A principle is something that can not be compromised. If you compromise a principle, it becomes something else, so something you agree with can turn into something you would never agree with! How can you vote for that? See... Scoop Feedback: ZZZzzztt… [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00004.htm


Eyewitness Report: Decent Guys In Helmets

- We finally had a house visit of our cities uninvited guests. Sixteen fully armed Israeli soldiers entered our home as part of the house to house searches that they have been carrying out for 4 days now in Ramallah, while we sit under 24-hr curfew. See... Eyewitness Report: A Visit From The Israeli Army [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00003.htm


NZAID Launched

- New Zealand’s first dedicated developmental aid agency - NZAID - officially opened its doors for business today. See... New Aid Agency, Open For Business [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00011.htm


Detention Decision An Affront To NZ’s Sovereignty - National

- Justice Baragwanath's decision amounts to a free entry, open-door policy and constitutes a refusal to recognise the imperative of border security, says National's spokesperson for Immigration, Marie Hasler. See... Judge's Decision Overrides NZ's Sovereignty [1] MORE: - Howard's End: Detention Mandatory Pigeon-holing [2] - Greens - Release Asylum Seekers Now, Say Greens [3] - Stephen Franks - Dithering Results In Bad Message [4] - Winston Peters - The Law Is An Ass [5] - Richard Prebble - Advertising For Boat People [6] - Phil Goff - Stark Message To People Smugglers [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00005.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00176.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00518.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00549.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00530.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00546.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00528.htm


Katya Rivas

- Beloved daughter, peace be with you... The responsibilities are enormous and if all of My sons and daughters knew, they would tremble with fear. See... Katya Rivas: I Am So Hurt by Indifference [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00001.htm

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CAMPAIGN 2002

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Better Blue Green Than Red Green

- The media prominence given to Bluegreens candidate Guy Salmon as a likely new National MP overshadows the probability that National Bluegreens MP's will out-number the Green Party in the next Parliament. See... More Bluegreens Than Red Greens In Next Parliament [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00012.htm


Clark Led Govt Gets CTU Stamp Of Approval

- “The Council of Trade Unions has no hesitation in recommending to union members to support the election of a Labour led Government on the 27th July,” said CTU president Ross Wilson today. See... CTU supports Labour led Government [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00011.htm


Variations On Can We Fix It? Yes We Can

- Why are we having an election in the middle of winter? What constitutional crisis brought this on? It is clear isn’t it? See... Labour In Debit? - Winston Peters Speech [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00029.htm


Alliance Makes Family Benefit Pledge

- The Alliance is committed to a universal family benefit paid to every family for every child, and will cut the taxes of those on the lowest incomes, Alliance leader Laila Harré announced today. See... Alliance Will Reinstate Universal Family Benefit [1] and Speech to Forum on Children and Family Violence [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00028.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00027.htm


National’s Health Rescue Plan

- National will implement a rescue package for district health boards which have accumulated a combined operating deficit of over $300m in two years, National Leader Bill English said today announcing National's Health Policy at the Mt Eden Medical Centre. See... National Announces Health Rescue Package [1] - National Will Address Mental Health Crisis [2] - National Will Stop Decline To Second World Health [3] REACTION: - Annette King - Policy Barely Registers A Pulse [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00026.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00025.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00023.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00030.htm


Richard Prebble Helps Interpret Labour’s Pledge Card

- They're the promises you make when you're making no promises. Labour is a party that has run out of ideas. See... Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington 1/7/2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00024.htm


Green Cover Essential To Parliamentary Ecosystem

- Green Party Co-leader Rod Donald has congratulated the leaders of Labour and National for highlighting the real issue in this election: the role and importance of the Greens in parliament over the next three years. See... New Zealand Needs Third Party Insurance [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00022.htm


There’s An Even More Sensible, Pragmatic Way

- United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne, is calling on disgruntled National voters thinking of voting Labour to stop the Greens forcing an early election over GE to give their party vote to United Future. See... Disgruntled Nats Should Vote United Future [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00021.htm


Labour’s Parental Policy

- The skills parents need to be successful in a very demanding society are to be central to Labour’s policies if it is returned to government. See... Parents Council To Promote Positive Parenting [1] . See also United Future NZ... Call For Empowerment Of Parents In Education [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00020.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00541.htm


Tanczos Goes Skiing – Green Women’s Policy Launch

- Nandor will be in Queenstown and Wanaka on Wednesday and Thursday 3 and 4 July. See... Nandor Hits The Slopes [1] - Greens Raise A Glass To Mourn Last Clean Water [2] - Greens launch Women's Policy [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00018.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00017.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00016.htm


Cullen Calls Bill’s Bluff

- Finance Minister Michael Cullen today challenged Bill English to give an assurance that National would back Labour on confidence and supply if the Greens tried to pull the plug over GE. See... Cullen Nets Two Porkies From English [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00015.htm


Health Cuts Begin To Bite

Waitemata and Counties Manukau couples affected by infertility will be left without tertiary fertility services if two district health boards cut fertility services, says National's Associate Health spokesperson Dr Paul Hutchison. See... Serious Health Cuts Under Labour Govt. [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00013.htm


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