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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
United Future’s Family Policies Under Scrutiny
Fonterra Salaries: Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
Dot.coms Are Back In Style
Guest Opinion: Amoral From The Top Down
Real Deal: Harassed Into Financial Oblivion, Why?
David Miller: World Lukewarm On Invading Iraq
Wellington’s Calling Out For Heroes
Harre Takes New Role Agitating For Nurses
Feedback: Not Everyone Agrees With Keith
They’re Inventing Cutting Edge Technologies Here
Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Plain English: National Rebuilding As We Speak
Call For Clark To Stand Up For West Papua
Maori Urged To Be Part Of The Fisheries Solution
20 Years Inside For Lundy Right Decision – Peters
Open Door To Displaced Zimbabwean Farmers – ACT
Cows Should Not Be Pharmaceutical Factories
Halfway Homes Don’t Do Whole Job In Acute Cases
Prison Guards’ Must Have Power To Punish

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United Future’s Family Policies Under Scrutiny

- United Future's family policies deserve thorough and critical scrutiny. It is not enough to have good intentions. We need a proper cost benefit analysis of the new Commission for the Family and a wide discussion of the purpose or the need for it before it proceeds. See... Susan St John: Good Intentions Are Not Enough [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00064.htm


Fonterra Salaries: Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

- Farmers may not be surprised at the level of salaries in Fonterra's annual report released today, but they will be very concerned, says Dairy Farmers of New Zealand chairman Kevin Wooding. See... Fonterra Salaries Concerning [1] MORE: - Fonterra - Fonterra Releases Its First Annual Report [2] - AK Chamber of Commerce - OK if performance matches [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0208/S00084.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0208/S00072.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0208/S00099.htm


Dot.coms Are Back In Style

- New York and Wellington, August 12 Last week's announcement of the designers showing at L'Oréal New Zealand Fashion Week saw a rare phenomenon: a dot com riding high in 2002. See... Lucire sponsors Fashion Week [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0208/S00088.htm


Guest Opinion: Amoral From The Top Down

- There was a very small debate recently in Britain over the rights and wrongs of collective responsibility within the Westminster system of government .It was prompted by the mass resignation of the Dutch government a month ago. See... Guest Opinion: Amoral From The Top Down [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00066.htm


Real Deal: Harassed Into Financial Oblivion, Why?

- Over the course of several years my company Hamilton Securities and I were subjected to a government investigation that ultimately resulted in the destruction of Hamilton and the loss of my personal fortune. This spring the government finally dropped its investigation, having failed to find or establish any evidence of wrongdoing at Hamilton or by me. See... The Real Deal: The Myth of the Rule of Law [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00055.htm


David Miller: World Lukewarm On Invading Iraq

- Throughout his term in office, George W. Bush has made no secret of his desire to topple Saddam Hussein. Whatever way you look at it, the US is desperately trying to gain world support for its planned attack. See... David Miller: There Must be Caution Over Iraq [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00061.htm


Wellington’s Calling Out For Heroes

- It's not over for participants in Auckland's Hero Parade, with Wellington's Cuba Street Carnival sending an invitation to Hero-goers. See... Hero participants invited to Cuba Street Carnival [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0208/S00022.htm


Harre Takes New Role Agitating For Nurses

- Minister of Women’s Affairs, Minister of Youth Affairs and Associate Minister of Labour in the previous Labour-Alliance Coalition Government, Laila Harré, has been appointed organising services manager for the Nurses’ Organisation. See... Harré To Join NZNO As Organising Services Manager [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00044.htm


Feedback: Not Everyone Agrees With Keith

- I emailed Mr Rankin ten days ago after another of his socialist articles and asked him if he had read "Rusty Firth's book "Are You a Charlatan?" Mr Firth says in his book that the problems in New Zealand are caused by the Politicians, Economists and Editors. See... Feedback: Incoherent Socialism [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00062.htm


They’re Inventing Cutting Edge Technologies Here

- "What I commend in a book like this is not only its revelation to a wide readership of the world-class and sometimes world-leading work our scientists are undertaking, but that it captures some of the human passion, commitment and excitement that has driven myself and my scientist colleagues throughout our lives." Alan MacDiarmid, Foreword, The Littlest Clue. See... "The Littlest Clue" launches [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0208/S00021.htm


Katya Rivas

- My son, just as I have determined the number of days in life, the degrees of sanctity or of talent I wish to give to each man, so I have also determined the number of sins I want to forgive in each one of you. See... Katya Rivas: Surrender Your Love to Me [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00063.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Plain English: National Rebuilding As We Speak

- Thank you to all the people who supported National in the privacy of the ballot box, and who have offered me personal support in the last two weeks. It is much appreciated. Now the dust has settled and the advice pours in. Keep it coming. See... Plain English - Weekly Update Monday, 12 August [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00087.htm


Call For Clark To Stand Up For West Papua

- The Indonesia Human Rights committee is urging Prime Minister Helen Clark to take a strong stand in support of the rights of the people of West Papua, at this year's Pacific Island Forum. See... Support West Papua at the Pacific Islands Forum [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00045.htm


Maori Urged To Be Part Of The Fisheries Solution

- On the eve of the unveiling of the proposed allocation model for the Maori fisheries settlement asset, the Government has urged the parties to “focus on a solution”. See... Maori Urged To “Focus On A Solution” [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00092.htm


20 Years Inside For Lundy Right Decision – Peters

- “The decision by the Court of Appeal to extend the non parole period from 17 years to 20 years, for Mark Lundy, double killer of his wife and daughter, is correct”, said New Zealand First Leader and MP for Tauranga Rt Hon Winston. See... Justice at last! Courts do the right thing! [1] MORE: - Wayne Mapp - Prime Candidate For Non-Parole [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00091.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00093.htm


Open Door To Displaced Zimbabwean Farmers – ACT

- Helen Clark's intention to place sanctions against Zimbabwe should be bolstered by a practical move to help Zimbabwean families immigrate to New Zealand, ACT New Zealand Acting Leader Ken Shirley said today. See... Clark Must Do More to Help Zimbabweans [1] MORE: - Keith Locke - Greens Support Action [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00090.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00094.htm


Cows Should Not Be Pharmaceutical Factories

- Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons will speak against Agresearch's wide-ranging application to genetically engineer cows, at the first day of the ERMA hearings in Hamilton today. See... Greens At GE Cow Hearing Today [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00089.htm


Halfway Homes Don’t Do Whole Job In Acute Cases

- The Health Minister has allowed acute mental health facilities in Wellington to be substantially reduced, setting the region up for another tragedy like the murder of Fiona Maulolo, ACT Wellington-based MP Heather Roy said today. See... Wellington Mental Health Facilities Slashed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00088.htm


Prison Guards’ Must Have Power To Punish

- ACT New Zealand Acting Leader Ken Shirley has sought an assurance from the Attorney General that a prison inmate's legal action against the Government is not being funded by the taxpayer. See... Who is Footing Inmate's Bill? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00086.htm


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