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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Carter, Dyson & Tamihere Enter Cabinet
Howard’s End: Losing The Right To Refuse
Feedback: Worm Insults Intelligence
Ward Welcomed: Greens Fitter, Stronger, Better
Real Deal: Software That Steals
Prebble’s Letter: Dunne Forced To Read Own Policy
Big News: You Can’t Take Paul Adams Anywhere
Stateside: Buck Nekkid Mid-term Light Relief
Black Hole Search Leads Professor To Wellington
U 2 CN QT SMKNG

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Legal Aid For Cigarette Suit Wrong – ACT
Headland Deal OK, As Compromises Go
White Zimbabwean Farmers Would Settle Well Here – ACT
Put A Stop To This Qantas Nonsense, English Says
Goff Announces Diplomatic Postings
Minister A Dedicated Follower Of Fashion
Govt Must Help Small Business Ward Off Economic Storm
Maltese Leader Flies In
Pilot Study To Help Form School Leaving Strategy

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Carter, Dyson & Tamihere Enter Cabinet

- The Cabinet for the Labour/Progressive Coalition minority Government has just been announced following elections held at a Labour Party caucus meeting this morning. See... NewsFlash: Carter, Dyson & Tamihere New Ministers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00059.htm


Howard’s End: Losing The Right To Refuse

- Are injured New Zealanders who continue to suffer debilitating pain about to become experimental lab-rats for the rest of the world as the Accident Compensation Corporation plans to implement a nation-wide injection therapy programme next month? See... Howard's End: ACC Patients To Become Guinea Pigs [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00052.htm


Feedback: Worm Insults Intelligence

- In This Edition: The Worm that churned my stomach - A Complaint [Re: Firas Al-Atraqchi] - Aziz Choudry... - FW: Hoppeism and the Bailout - Proof Of CIA Infiltration Of The UN. See... Feedback: ZZZzzzttt [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00056.htm


Ward Welcomed: Greens Fitter, Stronger, Better

- The Green Party is delighted to welcome Mike Ward to Parliament as its ninth MP, Co-leaders Rod Donald and Jeanette Fitzsimons said today. See... Special Cause For Celebration [1] SEE ALSO: - Katherine Rich - Rich delighted with special votes result [2] - Bill English - Retaining Rich pleasing for National [3] - Electoral Office - Overall Status August 10 [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00071.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00069.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00068.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00070.htm


Real Deal: Software That Steals

- Questions For Investors and Financial Analysts to Ask the United States Department of the Treasury re: the Integrity of the US Mortgage and Mortgage Securities Market Related to the Award of $4 Billion Computer and Information Systems Outsourcing. See... The Real Deal: Hitting On HUD [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00057.htm


Prebble’s Letter: Dunne Forced To Read Own Policy

- No-one is more surprised than Peter. He has had to read up on his party's policy - most of which has now been declared under review - and introduce himself to his caucus. See... Richard Prebble's Letter From Wellington 12/8/2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00084.htm


Big News: You Can’t Take Paul Adams Anywhere

- I suspect most MP’s are relieved that errant MP Paul Adams is now out of Parliament. His place has been taken by the Greens who now have nine MPs - the latest being Nelson’s Mike Ward - with United Future reduced to eight. Other parties are unchanged. See... Big News: Families Yes, Adams No, Cannabis Maybe [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00054.htm


Stateside: Buck Nekkid Mid-term Light Relief

- Forget the presidential pretzel; I nearly choked on a cheerio watching a football game last Monday morning. To be truthful, it was just a newsclip of the back of Andrew Mehrten's knees as he waited to take a penalty kick while two blokes - "buck nekked", as they say here - rocked and rolled about the place. See... Stateside with Rosalea: Watermelon man [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00053.htm


Black Hole Search Leads Professor To Wellington

- Mathematician Dr Matt Visser has a black hole on his desk that cannot be blamed for the loss of pens, keys, spare change or paperclips. See... Physicist Pushing Boundaries of Time & Space [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0208/S00018.htm


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- AUCKLAND, August 8, 2002: A new approach to helping young smokers quit by using mobile phone text messaging will go on trial this month when the Clinical Trials Research Unit (CTRU) at The University of Auckland begins a world-first study involving 1700 young people. See... Study uses txt to help smokers quit [1] ALARMING SECOND HAND SMOKING STATS: Startling statistics spur new advertising [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0208/S00019.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0208/S00014.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Legal Aid For Cigarette Suit Wrong – ACT

- Granting legal aid to Janice Pou to allow her to sue cigarette companies is wrong in principle and an appalling waste of taxpayer money, ACT New Zealand Acting Leader Ken Shirley said today. See... Legal Aid Floodgates Are Opened [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00083.htm


Headland Deal OK, As Compromises Go

- Green co-leader Rod Donald has welcomed the protection of Young Nicks Head from foreign ownership. See... Young Nicks Head deal a reasonable compromise [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00072.htm


White Zimbabwean Farmers Would Settle Well Here – ACT

- ACT New Zealand acting leader Ken Shirley today wrote to Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff to recommend New Zealand allow displaced Zimbabwean farmers to resettle here. See... New Zealand Must Help Zimbabwean Families [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00082.htm


Put A Stop To This Qantas Nonsense, English Says

- “I am calling on the Labour-led minority Government to rule out a deal that allows Qantas to gain a significant shareholding in our national carrier Air New Zealand,” Opposition Leader Bill English said today. See... Qantas Has Government's Tacit Approval [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00081.htm


Goff Announces Diplomatic Postings

- New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Russia will be career diplomat Stuart Prior, Foreign Minister Phil Goff announced today. See... New Ambassador to Russia [1] and Goff announces new Ambassador to Saudi Arabia [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00080.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00079.htm


Minister A Dedicated Follower Of Fashion

- Economic, Industry and Regional Development Minister Jim Anderton is welcoming the first in-depth study of New Zealand’s designer fashion industry as an excellent starting point for getting more New Zealand fashion on catwalks and in fashion stores around the world. See... Fashion Industry Has Opportunities And Challenges [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00078.htm


Govt Must Help Small Business Ward Off Economic Storm

- Helen Clark's snap election gamble paid off. Ballot boxes closed before most voters had noticed that clouds of economic gloom are gathering over the horizon. If the election had been held in November, as scheduled, awareness of the downturn would have been unavoidable. See... Three Steps To Ward Off Economic Storm [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00077.htm


Maltese Leader Flies In

- Malta’s Prime Minister, Dr Edward Fenech-Adami, arrives in New Zealand on Monday 12 August for a four-day visit, Prime Minister Helen Clark said today. See... Malta PM to visit New Zealand [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00075.htm


Pilot Study To Help Form School Leaving Strategy

- Results from a pilot study tracking Porirua and Christchurch school leavers will be used to further refine the government’s plans to introduce an Education and Training Leaving Age, says Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Minister Steve Maharey. See... Pilot project tracks school leaver aspirations [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00073.htm


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