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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Howard’s End: "There Is A God After All" – ACC Claimants
Tube Talk: A Bouquet For The Guardian
Poll Watch: Hot-house Growth For Greens
Oh No, Not Again
New GE Lobby Group Calls For 5-year Moratorium
NZ Defence Experts Issue Green Paper
Lee In The Clear On Personal Grievance Claim
Unanswered Questions: Managed Scandal
Rumsfeld Reacts To Afghanistan Wedding Bombing
From The Words That Shall Not Be Written File
UN Urged To Hold The Line On International Court
Katya Rivas

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It Speaks! Progressive Coalition Swipes At Greens
National’s Environmental Alternative
Left-Leaning Labour Member Expelled
Labour Education Policy Launched
Tertiary Education A Hot Topic
Get A Real Job
Donna Awatere-Huata Visits No Tree Hill
We’re Not Going To Take It – Winston’s One Liners
Greens Super Policy

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Howard’s End: "There Is A God After All" – ACC Claimants

- The Office of the Auditor-General has today confirmed to Scoop that it will conduct a study into the effectiveness and efficiency of ACC's case management processes and procedures. Agony and ACC create a private hell. Maree Howard writes. See... Howard's End: ACC Case Management Audit [1] . EARLIER: Howard's End : ACC Accused Of Misrepresentation [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00019.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00010.htm


Tube Talk: A Bouquet For The Guardian

- Like its top-rating programme, Big Brother, TVNZ sees all and knows all. Last week, I was cyber-spanked by TVNZ for incorrectly stating that new lawyer drama The Guardian is on TV3. (It’s on TV2 on Thursdays at 8.30pm, possums.) By way of contrition, I’ll even admit that The Guardian ‘ain’t half bad. See... Tube Talk: TV’s New Legal Beagles [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00018.htm


Poll Watch: Hot-house Growth For Greens

- Labour Down 0.9 to 51.2%;National Down 0.9 to 24.6%; Green Up 1.3 to 9.6%; ACT Up 1.3 to 5.7%; NZ First Up 0.6 to 4.4%; Jim Anderton’s Down 0.1 to 1.4%; Christian Heritage Down 0.5 to 0.9%; Alliance + Mana Motuhake Down 0.1 to 0.4%; United Future Down 0.5 to 0.1%. Poll Watch: Herald DigiPoll Greens Closing On 10% [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00016.htm


Oh No, Not Again

- The Reserve Bank has raised the Official Cash interest rate by 25 basis points (or 20%) this morning, putting around $30-$50 onto the average monthly mortgage bill. See... Sharemarkets Tank As RBNZ Raises Rates Again [1] and OCR increased to 5.75% [2] REACTION: - EMA - Reserve Bank's OCR Rise Misjudged [3] - Deutsche Bank - RBNZ raises cash rate by 25 bps [4] - Progressive Coalition - Review Reserve Bank Targets [5] - Business NZ - Maintaining Growth Is Critical [6] - Winston Peters - Still No Way To Run Monetary Policy [7] - Nats - Paying For Labour's Inaction [8] - Michael Cullen - Address to Campaign Luncheon - Michael Cullen [9]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00014.htm
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[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00077.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00110.htm


New GE Lobby Group Calls For 5-year Moratorium

- Five eminent New Zealanders called for a five-year moratorium on the release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) at today's launch of the Sustainability Council of New Zealand. See... Call for Five Year Moratorium on GMO Release [1] REACTION: - Marian Hobbs - Cautious Approach To GM Maintained [2] - Laila Harre - Alliance welcomes Sustainability Council on GMOs [3] - ACT - Self-Described Eminent NZers Raise Suspicions [4] - GE Free NZ -. Sustainability Council Stand On GE Welcomed [5] - Bill English - Nats Will Still Lift Moratorium [6] - GE Free NZ - Stand On GE Welcomed [7] - Greens - Sustainability Council Talks Sense [8] - Labour - Response To Sustainability Council [9] - Life Sciences - Extension of moratorium a contradiction [10]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00030.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00093.htm
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[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00082.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00083.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00026.htm


NZ Defence Experts Issue Green Paper

- "Successive New Zealand governments have discouraged both public debate and public consultation about defence strategy. The result is an absence of any defence strategy, lower defence spending and an increasing specialization in high-risk ground forces." See... A Green Paper on New Zealand Defence Strategy [1] and the full text of the Green Paper… Choice Or Chance? - NZers Thinking About Defence [2] More On NZ's Defence: - Asia Pacific security challenges – Goff speech [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00032.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00033.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00078.htm


Lee In The Clear On Personal Grievance Claim

- “I welcome the Employment Tribunal's decision that there was no basis for a personal grievance claim brought by Darryl Evans against the Parliamentary Service,” Cabinet Minister Sandra Lee said today. See... Lee welcomes Employment Tribunal decision [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00108.htm


Unanswered Questions: Managed Scandal

- For several weeks now the smart money has been betting that the whirlwind of admissions and apparently damaging leaks about 9/11 has not been an uncontrolled disaster for the Bush Administration but instead has been a managed attempt at a "controlled burn." See... UQ Wire: A Controlled Burn [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00017.htm


Rumsfeld Reacts To Afghanistan Wedding Bombing

- Well, the first thing we'd have to do is to disassemble the question, because there were some things in it that are not -- I don't believe are accurate and are certainly, at the minimum, not known. See... Rumsfeld and Gen. Pace Briefing On Wedding Attack [1] MORE: - Women for Afghan Women - American Mistake Costs Innocent Afghan Lives [2] - Amnesty Intl. - Accountability For Civilian Deaths [3] - NZ Greens - Afghans Need Aid, Not SAS [4] - NZ Govt - Green Stance On Terrorism Criticised [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0207/S00010.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0207/S00017.htm
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[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00060.htm


From The Words That Shall Not Be Written File

- Sellotape ® New Zealand Limited have recently sent out a number of letters to New Zealanders who have used the word “Sellotape ® “ on their websites. It appears they are attempting to crack down on the use of their trademark in a colloquial/generic manner. A website has been launched to protect the word. See... Big Business Bullies, Sellotape ® NZ Limited [1] . See also Sellotape’s response... Sellotape Nz Limited Wants To Protect Its Brand [2] … and the launch of a new business, Brand Cops… Brandcops - Online brand protection service [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0206/S00052.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0207/S00013.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0207/S00006.htm


UN Urged To Hold The Line On International Court

- Foreign Minister Phil Goff has urged the Security Council not to exempt United Nations peacekeepers from the jurisdiction of the newly established International Criminal Court. See... Double standards in exempting peacekeepers [1] MORE: - Coalition For The ICC - Intl. Criminal Court Treaty Enters into Force [2] - Department of Defence - DoD Briefing on the International Criminal Court [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00109.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0207/S00013.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0207/S00012.htm


Katya Rivas

- Beloved daughter, be calm, feel My Peace...That is it, stay quiet. Do you love Me? See... Katya Rivas: What is the Word without Works? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00015.htm



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It Speaks! Progressive Coalition Swipes At Greens

- Jim Anderton said he was concerned but not surprised the Greens were talking about Coalition with National. See... Greens Coalition With National Huge Concern [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00088.htm


National’s Environmental Alternative

- “Members of the Bluegreens movement are over the moon that so much of their advice of environment and heritage issues has been incorporated into the National Party's policy for the coming election.” See... Over The Moon On National's Environment Policy [1] MORE: - Forest & Bird - Bare Pass [2] - Nick Smith - Greens criticism all hazy [3] - Marian Hobbs - So What's New? [4] - Bill English - Leadership On Environment [5] - Jeanette Fitzsimons - Won't Clean Up Waterways [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00028.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00031.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00071.htm
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Left-Leaning Labour Member Expelled

- Today the Labour Party has announced their decision to suspend my membership from the Labour Party. They claim to have done this purely because I am standing against Paul Swain (the Labour candidate) in the seat of Rimutaka. See... Expulsion from the Labour Party [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00035.htm


Labour Education Policy Launched

Hon Trevor Mallard Minister of Education MP for Hutt South 3 July 2002 Education – the next steps forward A Labour-led government after the election will continue its programme to lift the standard of education for all New Zealanders. See... Education – the next steps forward [1] MORE: -. Excellence for schools [2] - Early Childhood Education – a focus for Labour [3] - Special Education to focus on student support [4] - Labour On Early Childhood And Compulsory Education [5] REACTION: - - ACT - Mallard's Last Act [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00102.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00101.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00099.htm
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[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00089.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00107.htm


Tertiary Education A Hot Topic

- Student frustration at Labour's inability to deal with the student loan issue is understandable, says National Leader Bill English. See... Student loans frustration grows [1] MORE: - NZUSA - 80% of NZers Support Universal Student Allowance [2] - ATSA - Labour Promise on Student Allowances Still Short [3] and Maharey Promises Fee Maxima [4] - Medical Students - Medical Students Criticise Tertiary Ed. Policy [5] - Young Nationals - Labour's Promise: More Student Debt [6] - Maurice Williamson - Another control-freak policy from Labour [7] - Nandor Tanczos - More Mediocrity From Labour On Tertiary Education [8] - Laila Harre - . Labour’s Tertiary Policy Not Enough [9]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00105.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00038.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00037.htm
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[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00063.htm


Get A Real Job

- Peter Brown MP should consult the PSA Journal: State Sector Conference Special December 2000 before accusing me of “sullying” the reputation of a Radio New Zealand journalist, says National MP Tony Ryall. See... Stick to stevedoring Peter [1] . For Peter Brown’s offending comments see… Where Lies The Truth? [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00104.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00084.htm


Donna Awatere-Huata Visits No Tree Hill

- ACT's proposal to fast-track Treaty settlements is a great policy for Maori and for all New Zealanders, ACT Education and Maori Affairs Spokesman MP Donna Awatere Huata said today from One Tree Hill. See... ACT: Last Party To Represent All Of New Zealand [1] . See also... One Law for All - Richard Prebble Speech [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00096.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00094.htm


We’re Not Going To Take It – Winston’s One Liners

The bleakness of our weather at this time of the year is testimony that this is no time to hold an election. See... We’ve Had Enough And We’re Not Taking Any More [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00092.htm


Greens Super Policy

- Green Party Co-leader Rod Donald today outlined the party's superannuation policy in a speech to a Grey Power meeting in Waikanae, north of Wellington. See... Donald Outlines Super Policy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00087.htm

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