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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Seeds Of Distrust – GE Coverup Mega-Scoop
Howard’s End: New Concerns Over HRT
Letter from Elsewhere: Breathtaking Idiocies
The Central Otago Slitherer
Wind Farming On The Cusp Of Economic Viability
SFO Finds Donations Above Board, Boag Says
Satire: Cows Help Us Understand Capitalism
Satire: The Cow Can Teach Us About Politics Too
Saffi Doesn’t Want To Be Locke’s Political Currency
Lomu & Umaga Don’t Even Make Bench

CAMPAIGN 2002
Labour Transport Policy: Social & Economic Goals
Winston Peters’ Discipline Formula
Dumb & Dumber
Progressive Coalition’s Happy Deal For Youth
Use The Private Sector – ACT’s Health Solution
Extra Current For Bright Sparks

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Seeds Of Distrust – GE Coverup Mega-Scoop

- Prime Minister Helen Clark and a few key Ministers of the Labour-Alliance Government kept a large accidental release of genetically engineered (GE) sweet corn plants secret and allowed them to be grown, harvested and sold to New Zealanders and export markets. See... Book Tells The Story of GE Contamination Coverup [1] - Background Notes On Seeds of Distrust [2] - Image: Seeds Of Distrust Book Cover REACTION: - Heinz Watties - No Creditable Evidence [3] - Marian Hobbs - Government Upfront On Corn Seed [4] - Greenpeace - Lies, Damn Lies [5] - ECO - GE Business Influence on Government Deplored [6] - Federated Farmers - Fitzsimons Suffers Memory Loss [7] - Jeanette Fitzsimons - Who can you trust? [8] - Life Sciences - Facts About Alleged GM Contamination [9] - Bill English - Helen Clark Must Front Up [10]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00068.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00067.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00120.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00306.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00119.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00118.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00117.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00302.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00113.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00300.htm


Howard’s End: New Concerns Over HRT

- Women taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) are being advised to stop the treatment because of new research which shows life-threatening risks outweigh the benefits. Maree Howard writes. See... Howard's End: New Research Reveals HRT Risks [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00069.htm


Letter from Elsewhere: Breathtaking Idiocies

- This week I was able to add some fine new items to my small but growing collection of Breathtaking Idiocies of Our Time. I get them all from the local papers, and my husband knows when I’ve found another one, because I start to shout and wave it about. See... Letter from Elsewhere: And I Am Marie Of Romania [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00070.htm


The Central Otago Slitherer

- The fossilised remains of a snake have been found by scientists at a site in Central Otago. The find is the first evidence of a land snake existing in this country, and proves that these reptiles once lived here. See... Prehistoric Snake Found In New Zealand [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0207/S00015.htm


Wind Farming On The Cusp Of Economic Viability

- An investment boom is on the way in renewable energy sources. Wind farms are back in fashion after a long hiatus. What is interesting about this article is the complete lack of focus on what is driving this investment – the impending peak in global oil production. See... Not Important? Think Again - July 10th 2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00071.htm


SFO Finds Donations Above Board, Boag Says

- The National Party President, Michelle Boag, welcomed the findings of the Serious Fraud Office investigation, released today. See… National Party Welcomes Fraud Office Findings


Satire: Cows Help Us Understand Capitalism

- A JAPANESE CORPORATION You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty times the milk. You then create clever cow cartoon images called Cowkimon and market them World-Wide. See... Satire: Bovine Capitalism Around The World [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00072.htm


Satire: The Cow Can Teach Us About Politics Too

- Understanding economics, government, and other things in life via observations of the ownership of two cows. See... Satire: The Cow In Political Science [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00074.htm


Saffi Doesn’t Want To Be Locke’s Political Currency

- Claims by Keith Locke that New Zealand citizen Mohammed Saffi was entitled to short-term study in the United States without a visa have been confirmed as wrong, says Foreign Minister Phil Goff. See... Locke Incorrect Over Visa Claims [1] MORE: - Keith Locke - Goff Offers Excuses For US


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00291.htm


Lomu & Umaga Don’t Even Make Bench

- The All Blacks’ selectors have made 10 personnel changes and one positional change to their side for Saturday’s opening match in the Bledisloe Cup and Philips Tri-Nations Series, from the side that beat Fiji. See... All Blacks Squad To Play Australia [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0207/S00019.htm


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CAMPAIGN 2002

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Labour Transport Policy: Social & Economic Goals

- Transport Minister Mark Gosche says Labour’s transport policy will help New Zealand’s economic development as well as meeting social and environmental goals. See... Labour’s Transport Vision [1] Nats Want To Banish PC From Family Court - New Zealand’s family law system must keep pace with a changing society and not be hijacked by political correctness, says National’s Justice spokesperson Wayne Mapp. See... A Modern, Commonsense Approach To Law [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00307.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00304.htm


Winston Peters’ Discipline Formula

- New Zealand First knows the answer. We will introduce military or community service training for the young unemployed in trouble and for some first time offenders. See... Is This Really The Way You Want It? - Peters [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00303.htm


Dumb & Dumber

- “National had 9 years to introduce its “You Stay, We Pay” tertiary policy and didn’t do so for a simple reason – it is stupid,” says NZ First education spokesperson, Brian Donnelly. See... Dumb And Desperate: Pay To Stay [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00297.htm


Progressive Coalition’s Happy Deal For Youth

- Progressive Coalition candidate, Matt Robson today launched the party’s over-arching youth strategy in a document titled Healthy Heads and Happy Hearts. See... Healthy Heads And Happy Hearts [1] and Healthy Heads and Happy Hearts [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00296.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00299.htm


Use The Private Sector – ACT’s Health Solution

- It is significant that not one independent health professional has been prepared to state that Labour can achieve its promise of reducing waiting lists. ACT's policy is the only practical, workable solution. See... Only ACT Is Campaigning on Health [1] and Labour Should Come Clean on Contracting Out [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00295.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00294.htm


Extra Current For Bright Sparks

- Government policy has taken a major step forward and for the first time is offering substantial more support for gifted and talented students. See... Govt Support For Gifted And Talented Children [1] and Navcon Conference - Trevor Mallard Speech [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00293.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00292.htm


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