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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Upton-on-line Surveys The Centre Right Landscape
Stateside: 1,2,3,4, What Were The '60s Protests For?
That’s What We Call Sustainable – Greens
Don’t Be Bullied Over Headland – ACT To Cullen
Rumsfeld Could Have Stuck His Neck Out In 1984
Big News: It’s OK To Be Christian In Coalition
Big Lego For Little Kids No More
Little Movement In Wages
Images: Ruapehu’s Majesty Beckons Skiers
Firas Al-Atraqchi: Who is Khidhir Hamza?

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Strictly MOR – Captain Sensible Charts The Course
Prebble’s Letter: Not All Plain Sailing
CHP Know A Conspiracy When They See One
Free Trade Opportunity Knocks, Lets Not Squabble
Ryall Anticipates Different Story In Real Crime Figures
Your Act Barks Like A Dog Phil, Don’t Blame Judges

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Upton-on-line Surveys The Centre Right Landscape

- Upton-on-line reflects on the consequences of the 2002 NZ General Election for the centre-right of politics. See... Upton-on-line: NZ General Election Special Issue [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00014.htm


Stateside: 1,2,3,4, What Were The '60s Protests For?

- A woman who asked me to take her photograph at a local monument the other day said: "I don't know what young people get for an education these days - I was at college from 1967 to 1969 and I sure learned a lot." See... Stateside: Where have all the students gone? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00016.htm


That’s What We Call Sustainable – Greens

- Green co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today welcomed a new report from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment saying New Zealand risks losing its economically valuable 'clean green' image unless it moves towards more sustainable development. See... Business, Government fail to grasp clean, green [1] MORE REACTION: - Forest & Bird - PCE's sustainable development report [2] - Govt - Hobbs Welcomes Report [3] - ACT - Moral High Ground is Padded by Public Cash [4] - Business NZ - Sustainable Growth Enables [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00019.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00014.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00014.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00017.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0208/S00025.htm


Don’t Be Bullied Over Headland – ACT To Cullen

- Finance Minister Michael Cullen must not reward intimidation by giving Young Nick's Head to Maori political law breakers, says ACT Justice spokesman Stephen Franks. See... Patching New Members Over Young Nick's Head? [1] MORE: - Image - A haka on the hikoi [2] - Greens - Greens To Welcome Hikoi [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00018.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00019.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00015.htm


Rumsfeld Could Have Stuck His Neck Out In 1984

- With the Iran-Iraq war escalating, President Ronald Reagan dispatched his Middle East envoy, a former secretary of defense, to Baghdad with a hand-written letter to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and a message that Washington was willing at any moment to resume diplomatic relations. That envoy was Donald Rumsfeld. See... The Saddam in Rumsfeld's Closet [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00017.htm


Big News: It’s OK To Be Christian In Coalition

- Christians have the right to be represented in Parliament as much as pagans, feminists, homosexuals, Maoris, and dope smokers, all whom have been part of a Clark-led government. See... Big News: Lets talk about coalition, baby [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00018.htm


Big Lego For Little Kids No More

- An icon of child play and development will disappear from retail shelves in New Zealand and the World over this month after a presence of more than 20 years. See... Icon Of Child Play Replaced after 20 years [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0208/S00026.htm


Little Movement In Wages

- Labour Cost Index (LCI) figures for the June 2002 quarter show that growth in wage rates has continued at similar levels to that recorded in recent quarters, according to Statistics New Zealand. See... Steady Growth in Nominal Wage Rates [1] REACTION: - Deutsche Bank - Labour Costs and Employment [2] - CTU - Workers Need The Trifecta [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0208/S00024.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0208/S00029.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0208/S00023.htm


Images: Ruapehu’s Majesty Beckons Skiers

- A stunning day is to be had today at Whakapapa skifield on Mt Ruapehu. Mt Ngaruahoe Mt Ruapehu. See... Scoop Images: A Stunning Day On Volcano [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00015.htm


Firas Al-Atraqchi: Who is Khidhir Hamza?

- This week Khidhir Hamza, a former Iraqi nuclear scientist who defected to the U.S. in 1994, testified before a U.S. Senate panel investigating Iraq's nuclear armaments. Hamza told U.S. Senators that Iraq was three years away from creating up to three atomic bombs. See... Firas Al-Atraqchi: Who is Khidhir Hamza? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00013.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Strictly MOR – Captain Sensible Charts The Course

- Speaking to the Rotary Club of Wellington today in his first major post election speech, United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne, outlined his party's plans for the coming three years. See... Dunne Outlines United Future's Plans [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00016.htm


Prebble’s Letter: Not All Plain Sailing

- Labour's coalition talks with the Greens and United Future are not going as well as expected. A large chunk of the Labour caucus, and their trade union supporters, are wary of Peter Dunne because he voted against the introduction of the Employment Relations Act. See... Richard Prebble's Letter From Wellington 5/8/2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00020.htm


CHP Know A Conspiracy When They See One

- “Could it be that Labour MP David Benson-Pope’s recent attacks on the media are designed to disguise the increasing criticism that the media favoured Parties on the Left of the political spectrum,” asks Party Leader Graham Capill? See... TVNZ - A State-Owned Propaganda Machine [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00012.htm


Free Trade Opportunity Knocks, Lets Not Squabble

- Support from political parties can enhance the prospects of New Zealand securing a free trade deal. See... Council Calls For Bipartisan Support For NZUS Deal [1] . See also... Green light for free trade very welcome [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00010.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00011.htm


Ryall Anticipates Different Story In Real Crime Figures

- National wants to know when the next official Police crime statistics will be released, as they will be a test of credibility on crime, says National's Police Spokesman Tony Ryall. See... Unfinished Business On Crime [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00013.htm


Your Act Barks Like A Dog Phil, Don’t Blame Judges

- ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks today condemned Phil Goff for his extraordinary attack on New Zealand's judiciary. See... Goff's Attack on the Judiciary is Scandalous [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00012.htm

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