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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Hard News Is Here!
Streets Of London: Rik Mayall Plays Adolf Hitler
Howard’s End: Whose Country Is NZ Anyway?
Stateside Independence Day Special: Fixing Elections
Nasty Ngawha Goings On At Kaikohe’s Court
Poll Watch: Slipping Labour Could Still Govern Alone
Citizens' Investigative Commission on 9/11 Launched
Nuclear Cargo Sailing Through Pacific, Goff Opposed
Govt Considering Taxing People Out Of Cars - AA
Feedback: Picot’s Error
Feedback: From The Considered To The Deranged
Bush’s Dirty Energy Secrets Not New News - Ari Fleischer
Saving Tennessee - The Missing $3.3 Trillion
Katya Rivas

CAMPAIGN 2002 LATEST
Hide On Helen On Tax
National Welfare/Employment Policy
Labour Justice Policy
How Green Are Our Greens?
Green Tertiary Policy
Prebble’s Been Thinking Again
National Immigration Policy
Prog. Coalition Tertiary Education Policy
THE GE DEBATE:
More Of Our Leaders On Air

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Mr Global And The Missing USD$3.3 Trillion

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Hard News Is Here!

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... talk about a phoney war. Has there ever been a major election issue so poorly understood not only by most of the public, but by the politicians and the press, as genetic modification? See... HARD NEWS 05/07/02 - The Phoney War [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00040.htm


Streets Of London: Rik Mayall Plays Adolf Hitler

- An anti-Euro campaign film featuring a mock Adolf Hitler declaring his support for a Europe united under one currency has caused outrage in Britain, particularly angering Jewish and war veterans leaders. See... Streets Of London: ‘Ein Volk! Ein Reich! Ein Euro! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00044.htm


Howard’s End: Whose Country Is NZ Anyway?

- Watching the politicians outline their 10-year vision during the leaders debate on TV3 last night, you had to wonder whether New Zealand will even exist in the form we know today in 10 years, because there are over 40,000 international agreements and treaties in existence with the force of international law. Maree Howard writes. See... Howard's End: International Laws That Bind [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00041.htm


Stateside Independence Day Special: Fixing Elections

- “As the pamphlet 'Common Sense' was to the American Revolution, so 'Fixing Elections' could be to the movement for alternative voting systems in our day.... It deserves the widest readership possible.” See... Stateside: Fourth of July Special [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00036.htm


Nasty Ngawha Goings On At Kaikohe’s Court

- Following are two email reports circulating on the Internet today concerning policing of Kaikohe court appearances of protestors against the planned prison at Ngawha. See... Ngawha Protest Reports - Nasty Business At Kaikohe [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00043.htm


Poll Watch: Slipping Labour Could Still Govern Alone

- A TV3 NFO poll was announced on TV last night had the minor parties as the major gainers, and Labour as the major loser. However Labour is still shown with over 50% of the crucial party vote. See... Poll Watch: TV3/NFO Poll – Labour Slipping [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00037.htm


Citizens' Investigative Commission on 9/11 Launched

- UnansweredQuestions.org, the citizens' group behind June 10 th 9/11 Conference at the National Press Club, launches Citizens' Investigative Commission on 9/11 and Activism Plan. See... UQ Wire: Citizens' Investigative Commission Launch [1] MORE: - UQ Wire: Declaration Of Independence Remembered [2] - UQ Wire: 11 Top 911 Talking Points & Questions [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0207/S00033.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00042.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00045.htm


Nuclear Cargo Sailing Through Pacific, Goff Opposed

- Foreign Minister, Phil Goff says New Zealand has strongly reiterated to the nuclear shipping states its opposition to the shipment through the Pacific of mixed oxide (MOX) fuel from Japan to Britain. See... Nuclear shipments not welcome near New Zealand [1] MORE: - Mark Burton - RNZAF to monitor Nuclear Waste Ship [2] - Greenpeace - Greenpeace: Plutonium ship UPDATE [3] - British Nuclear Fuels - MOX Fuel Departs Japan for UK [4] - Greens - No Guarantees Over Nuke Shipments [5] - Greenpeace - Completely Irresponsible [6] - Nuclear Free Flotilla - Departure Announced [7] - PCRC - End To Plutonium Shipments Demanded [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00170.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00171.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0207/S00027.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0207/S00026.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00182.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0207/S00034.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0207/S00032.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0207/S00031.htm


Govt Considering Taxing People Out Of Cars - AA

- A draft New Zealand Transport Strategy could raise petrol taxes by as much as $1 a litre if implemented a group of road user organisations warned today. See... Foundations for Massive Petrol Tax Increase Laid [1] . LINK: Leaked Draft Transport Strategy MORE: - Sue Kedgley - Road lobby over-reacting [2] - Judith Tizard - Transport Strategy Claims Outrageous [3] - Bill English - Cullen Must Come Clean On Tax Plans [4] - Penny Webster - Transport Strategy Is A Horror [5] - Belinda Vernon - Come Clean On Petrol Tax [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00064.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00190.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00178.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00177.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00175.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00173.htm


Feedback: Picot’s Error

- One need look no further than the second sentence in Picot's article for the inevitable error, so profound yet so subtle, a blunder that underpins the popular folk theory and total misconception about what science actually is. See... Feedback: Reply To Adrian Picot On GE [1] and Guest Opinion: The BAD Science of GE Food [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00038.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00030.htm


Feedback: From The Considered To The Deranged

- In This Edition: ACC Farce – Ideological Dichotomy - Purchase Of Canadian GM LAV III'S For The New Zealand Army – Idiotic – Get Passionate! And Angry! See... Scoop Feedback: ZZZzzzzttt [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00039.htm


Bush’s Dirty Energy Secrets Not New News - Ari Fleischer

- “This is one of the most widely reported stories of the '90s and then going into the campaign. It's been an issue in his campaigns that political opponents have raised against him, going back to 1994, in his first campaign ever for office.” See... Press Briefing - Damage Control On Harken Energy [1] . See also...Investigator Who Cleared Bush Gets WorldCom Job [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0207/S00028.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00033.htm


Saving Tennessee - The Missing $3.3 Trillion

- A middle American US Midterm Election campaign is launched to find USD$3.3.Trillion missing from the US Treasury. See... Real Deal: Saving Tennessee [1] and Cartoon Version [2] MORE: - Why Citizens of Tennessee Are Working Harder and Getting Less [3] - State by State Breakdown of Missing Money [4] - Letter To Congressman Van Hilleary (R-Tenn.) [5] - Questions For Van Hilleary (R-Tenn.) [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00031.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00032.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00031.htm#a
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00031.htm#b
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00031.htm#c
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00031.htm#d


Katya Rivas

- Do you realize, My son, that you are the instrument through which My Message of Love and Mercy will be recognized?... See... Katya Rivas: Instruments of Love and Mercy? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00035.htm

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CAMPAIGN 2002 LATEST

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Hide On Helen On Tax

- “Helen Clark believes New Zealanders are low taxed. She opened her campaign declaring that New Zealand has tax rates “lower than anywhere in the western world, in fact lower than anywhere in the whole OECD except Mexico”. See... Helen Clark on Taxes [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00189.htm


National Welfare/Employment Policy

- New Zealand can do better in the fight against unemployment, says National's Employment spokesperson Bob Simcock, in releasing National's employment policy today. See... National Releases Employment Policy [1] REACTION: - Steve Maharey - Rhetoric On Welfare Won’t Create A Single New Job [2] - ACT - National Welfare Policy Is A Start [3] - Anti-DPB Campaigners - Crap Policies Make Great Headlines [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00186.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00188.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00176.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00069.htm


Labour Justice Policy

Labour today outlined its key priorities and programme for the continuing reform of the justice system. See... Labour Justice Policy launched [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00187.htm


How Green Are Our Greens?

- NZ First MP, Brian Donnelly is calling on commentators to examine closely the ‘Greens’ voting record on GE and cloning issues. See... Greens Voting Record On GE Deserves Scrutiny [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00185.htm


Green Tertiary Policy

- Green MP Nandor Tanczos today released the party's Tertiary Education policy, saying that a universal student allowance and capped fees were needed to roll back the user pays model in education. See... Greens Throw Down Gauntlet With Tertiary Policy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00184.htm


Prebble’s Been Thinking Again

- ACT has Rolls Royce polling. The real issues facing the country, in order, are health, education, law and order, and the economy. See... I’ve Been Thinking about the Election [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00183.htm


National Immigration Policy

- National will review the points system used for immigrants so that New Zealand can accept more immigrants who have the skills the country needs, National Immigration Spokesperson Marie Hasler said today. See... Employment Key To Migrant Success [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00181.htm


Prog. Coalition Tertiary Education Policy

- Education is not only a right, it is also an investment in a productive, healthy society. Our goal is to provide publicly funded early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary education. See... Progressive Coalition Teriary Education Policy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00179.htm


THE GE DEBATE:

- Greenpeace - Europe To Take Prize For Strictest GE Labelling [1] - Life Sciences - Flawed figures no basis for decision making [2] YESTERDAY'S GE NEWS & OPINION: - Sustainability Cn. - Five Times More Risky for NZ [3] - Guest Opinion - Can We Work It Out? [4] - i/v Transcript - Sir Peter Elworthy On RNZ [5] - Life Sciences - How independent is the Sustainability Council? [6] and Curious Contradictions [7] - Fonterra - Response To The Sustainability Council [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00068.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00067.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00060.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00058.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00029.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00057.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00047.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00049.htm


More Of Our Leaders On Air

- NZ On Air is pleased to announce the funding of a 'snap' one-hour election television special - an insight into politicians' pre-election fever as they prepare to woo voters. See... NZ On Air Gives Spin Doctors the Vote [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00066.htm

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