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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Historic Head Gifted To Public
Hard News Is Here
FOG Lifts: A Man On Her Left, A Man On Her Right
It’s Hideous! Peters Recoils From New Govt
Cartoon: Mr Global Takes On Smug Pug
GE SCARE: Seed To Be Destroyed
Cone Of Silence Covers White House 911 Links
Irish Eyes Smile On Aotearoa
Cloud Still Lingers Over Gulf War, As Act II Looms
$100,000 Grant Follows Mehrtens-distracting Streak
Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)
Tanczos Confirms Cannabis Private Members Bill
That Election Deserves A Major Conference
Goff supports Police action against Richard Hunia
NCEA – Here Comes Level Two
Dalziel Speech: Hard Figures On Peters & Immigration
More Intensive Oil Exploration For The ‘Naki
Release The Hounds!
The 80s Weren’t All Pastels & Designer Stubble


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Historic Head Gifted To Public

- “Young Nick’s Head will be protected and the cliffs, pa site and peak of Te Kuri gifted into public ownership as part of a purchase deal for Young Nick’s Station,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen and Associate Minister for Land Information Paul Swain announced. See... Young Nick’s Head protected [1] EARLIER: Greens Urge Cullen To Stop Sale [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00063.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00054.htm


Hard News Is Here

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... It was as inevitable as death, taxes and last-second Bledisloe Cup losses. Any fool could have forecast it last week and, indeed, I did. See... HARD NEWS 09/08/02 - God's Little Rally Driver [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00046.htm


FOG Lifts: A Man On Her Left, A Man On Her Right

- Prime Minister Helen Clark announced the formation of a minority coalition government between Labour and the Progressive Coalition, with support from United Future on confidence and supply, in the Legislative Council Chamber at Parliament today. See... Scoop Images: We Have A New Government [1] FULL MEDIA KIT: - Helen Clark - Formation of the Government [2] - Peter Dunne - First Real MMP Parliament [3] - Jim Anderton - Labour - Progressive Govt Welcomed [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00041.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00047.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00049.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00048.htm


It’s Hideous! Peters Recoils From New Govt

- “The alliance of Labour and United Future is a genetically engineered political wedding of Frankenstein proportions, said New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters. See... "Bizzare" Political Union Arranged [1] MORE REACTION: - Tony Ryall - Dunne Deal - What About Crime? [2] - Bill English - A do nothing government [3] - Stephen Franks - What has United Future Abandoned? [4] - Brian Donnelly - Lesbian Parenting Challenge [5] - Greens - Greens Retain Independence [6] - Blue Greens - "Donald Principle" [7] - ACT - Rocky Road Ahead for Helen Clark [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00046.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00055.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00053.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00051.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00056.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00037.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00027.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00042.htm


Cartoon: Mr Global Takes On Smug Pug

- Mr Global takes on the strange tale of crooked U.S. oil giant Enron, US Government Communications contractor Dyncorp, and the man who servesd on the boards of both companies but strangely knows nothing, Harvard's Herbert S. “Pug” Winokur, a.k.a. Smug Pug The Cancer Man. See... Mr Global Cartoon: Smug Pug The Cancer Man [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00047.htm


GE SCARE: Seed To Be Destroyed

- The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) was notified yesterday (7 August 2002) about the possible risk of GM contamination of maize seed grown and harvested in New Zealand. See... GM contamination risk investigation [1] REACTION: - Greens - Source seed from GE-Free countries [2] - Life Sciences - Conduct Inquiry [3] - Federated Farmers - FFNZ Seeking Briefing [4] - GE Free NZ - Better biosecurity needed [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00029.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00050.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00037.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00036.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00033.htm


Cone Of Silence Covers White House 911 Links

- Something strange has been occurring on the fourth floor under the dome of the U.S. Capitol. The security is so strict that even the representatives and senators from the joint-intelligence committee investigating the September 11 attacks must check their cell phones and pagers at the door of the sound-proof room -- a meeting place regularly swept for listening devices. See... 911 Terrorist Links to Congress & White House [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00045.htm


Irish Eyes Smile On Aotearoa

- I had a wonderful holiday, particularly in gorgeous New Zealand and want all the natives there to know what a great country they have. I am telling everybody whom I've met since returning to Ireland to visit the 'land of the long white cloud'. See... Irish Eyes: The Wonder that was 'Down Under' [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00044.htm


Cloud Still Lingers Over Gulf War, As Act II Looms

- If the US attacks Iraq again events should be carefully observed by human rights groups, the new International Criminal Court, diplomats, legislators and journalists, really anyone concerned about human rights and international humanitarian law. See... Streets Of London: The War Against Whatever [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00043.htm


$100,000 Grant Follows Mehrtens-distracting Streak

- ACC Acting Chief Executive John Saunders says he’s delighted with Vodafone’s $100,000 grant, which he says will boost ACC’s injury prevention in sport programmes. See... $100,000 Vodafone grant to ACC [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0208/S00017.htm


Katya Rivas

- Beloved Catalina, do not be bitter anymore. See... Katya Rivas: If You Accuse My Mother [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00042.htm


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Tanczos Confirms Cannabis Private Members Bill

- Green MP Nandor Tanczos today confirmed he would seek to introduce a private members bill to make cannabis R18, and allow adults to grow their own for personal use. See... Cannabis Law Reform Still On The Agenda [1] CANNABIS LOBBY REACTION: - NORML - Coalition Agreement guarantees increasing drug use [2] - Mild Greens - Coalition Clinched On Cannabis Hate Crime [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00064.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00035.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00031.htm


That Election Deserves A Major Conference

- New Zealand’s third MMP election threw up results which have surprised and baffled commentators with the rise from nowhere of United Future, the resurrection of New Zealand First and decimation of National’s support and criticism of its campaign. See... Election Under Spotlight at Major Conference [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00030.htm


Goff supports Police action against Richard Hunia

- The Police were absolutely right to warn the public of the dangers posed by Richard Clarence Hunia, says Justice Minister Phil Goff. See... Goff supports Police action against Richard Hunia [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00057.htm


NCEA – Here Comes Level Two

- Education Minister Trevor Mallard today confirmed that level 2 of the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) would be introduced next year. See... Update On NCEA Workload Reporting [1] REACTION: - ACT - Mallard Sentences Kids to Another Year of NCEA [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00060.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00065.htm


Dalziel Speech: Hard Figures On Peters & Immigration

- Before addressing the policy focus of the second Labour-led coalition government, I do wish to debunk some of the myths surrounding the nonsense of election slogans on immigration. See... Making Sure New Zealand is the ‘Right Choice’ [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00059.htm


More Intensive Oil Exploration For The ‘Naki

- Twenty-one new petroleum exploration permits for the onshore and offshore Taranaki Basin will boost New Zealand’s oil exploration effort, said Associate Minister of Energy Paul Swain today. See... 21 New Oil Exploration Permits Issued In Taranaki [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00061.htm


Release The Hounds!

- Financial journalists should hound Finance Minister Michael Cullen for denying knowledge of attempts to sell control of Air New Zealand to Qantas, ACT Commerce Spokesman Stephen Franks said today. See... Air New Zealand Needs a Section 26 Notice [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00058.htm


The 80s Weren’t All Pastels & Designer Stubble

- “To talk of 'the horrors of the 1990s' is to talk cattle manure” National Party MP Don Brash said today, referring to a recent editorial criticising the National Party's economic policies. See... Those Who Criticise The 90s Have Forgotten The 80s [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00052.htm

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