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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Howard's End: All Is Not Right In NZ Courts
Perigo: Rex Law Is A Hero, Not A Criminal
My Last Bush: Saddam’s Dramatic Monologue
David Miller: Meanwhile, On The China Front
Court Rules Against Areva In Greenpeace Case
Media Persecuted In The Kingdom Of Tonga
Images: Large Low Means No Go In The Snow
Images: Admire The View Atop Whakapapa
Images: Beyond Brown & Yellow Table Tops
Getting Sailors Ship-shape In 2002

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Alleged Killer Arrested In Solomons
Kiwi Habitat To Be Crushed
Help Keep Young Nick’s Head
Harre Speaks About Youth Suicide
Health Can’t Slip In Deal-making
Commerce Commission’s Airport Study Released
Make Sentencing Changes A Bottom Line – Mapp To Dunne

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Howard's End: All Is Not Right In NZ Courts

- No system of human justice is perfect, but we must all be concerned when the NZ Law Commission has received an unprecedented number of submissions who see the court system as expensive, slow, traumatising and exclusive when a devotion to justice must be the imperative. See... Howard's End: All Is Not Right In NZ Courts [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00025.htm


Perigo: Rex Law Is A Hero, Not A Criminal

- "The purpose of morality," said Ayn Rand, "is to teach you, not to suffer & die, but to enjoy yourself & live." Conventional morality enjoins a hideous third alternative: suffer & live. See... PI Editorial: Live, Damn You! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00022.htm


My Last Bush: Saddam’s Dramatic Monologue

- This is so much fun! Watching those harebrained idiots try to figure out what to do with me makes me smile. They couldn't get me under the last Bush who tried, and it's not going to be any easier this time. See... Satire: Inside Saddam Hussein's Diary [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00024.htm


David Miller: Meanwhile, On The China Front

- At a time when the US is concerned with forcing a change of leadership in Iraq and trying to find a solution to the Middle East conflict, its volatile relationship with China has once again come under the spotlight. See... David Miller: Why Asia is the US’s Real Problem [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00023.htm


Court Rules Against Areva In Greenpeace Case

- Auckland, 6 August 2002: A decision in favour of Greenpeace by the French High Court has dealt a blow to Areva's attempt to use the law to censor criticism of the company. See... Greenpeace Welcomes French Decision Against Areva [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00030.htm


Media Persecuted In The Kingdom Of Tonga

- AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): A Tongan newspaper publisher once jailed for contempt of Parliament in the autocratic Pacific kingdom has accused royal authorities of persecuting political dissidents and independent news media. See... Tongan Authorities Accused Of Persecution [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00023.htm


Images: Large Low Means No Go In The Snow

- Snowed Off! Unfortunately our crossing of fingers didn't make the large low approaching the North Island disappear and nobody is doing any skiing today. See... Scoop Images: Blizzard Breaks Blue Sky Appears [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00027.htm


Images: Admire The View Atop Whakapapa

- With fingers crossed that the weather holds, Scoop is this week taking readers on a virtual visit to Whakapapa ski-field. For the benefit of foreign readers this is on Mt Ruapehu in the centre of New Zealand’s North Island. See... Scoop Images: The View From The Top [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00021.htm


Images: Beyond Brown & Yellow Table Tops

- Formica is pushing the boundaries of laminate applications with the launch of exciting new laminates products and colours, plus new artworks in collaboration with Unitec School of Design students. See... The Second Coming – A New Generation Of Formica [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0208/S00012.htm


Getting Sailors Ship-shape In 2002

- The Navy can now provide medical assessments to sailors preparing for duty at home and overseas more quickly and efficiently with the help of an integrated clinical software system from Intrahealth. See... Navy Uses Intrahealth To Help Get Sailors Fit [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0208/S00014.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Alleged Killer Arrested In Solomons

- Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff has welcomed the arrest of the person who is alleged to have killed New Zealand construction supervisor, Kevin O’Brien. See... Goff Welcomes Arrest Of Alleged Killer In Solomons [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00025.htm


Kiwi Habitat To Be Crushed

- Kiwi habitat near Wanganui is set to be rolled, crushed and burned for pastoral farming in the next few weeks, says Forest and Bird. See... Kiwi habitat set to be rolled, crushed and burned [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00017.htm


Help Keep Young Nick’s Head

- From 9am Tuesday 6 August, to 5pm Friday 9 August, there will be a Ngai Tämanuhiri Embassy in parliament grounds from 9am to 5pm each day, demanding that the Crown (NZ government) stops the sale of Te Kuri (Young Nick's Head) to foreign parties. See... Urgent: stop the sale of Te Kuri! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00015.htm


Harre Speaks About Youth Suicide

- Good morning, and welcome to the first symposium of this kind in New Zealand. It’s great to be here with so many of the people who have made a big impression on me during my time as Minister of Youth Affairs, and a big supporter of SPINZ. See... Laila Harre Speech To SPINZ [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00024.htm


Health Can’t Slip In Deal-making

- The Greens and United Future should assure New Zealanders that any coalition deal they make with Labour includes specific provision to maintain and improve health services, says National's Health spokesperson Roger Sowry. See... Deals Must Ensure Health Services Are Maintained [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00023.htm


Commerce Commission’s Airport Study Released

- Commerce Minister Paul Swain released the Commerce Commission’s final report on airport activities at Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch international airports today. See... Swain Releases Commerce Commission Airport Study [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00022.htm


Make Sentencing Changes A Bottom Line – Mapp To Dunne

- “United Future's absolute bottom line in any coalition negotiations must include changes to Labour's fatally flawed new Sentencing Act,” says National's Justice spokesman Wayne Mapp. See... United Future Must Push Labour On Sentencing [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00021.htm


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