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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
New Ministerial Lineup Announced
New Cabinet Reaction
Tube Talk: Just Like A Real GE Conspiracy
Anne Else: United Future In 50s Retro Nightmare
Reserve Bank Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged
No Mention Of NZ By US Trade Representative
Maori Fisheries Allocation Model Announced
911 Investigation: The Guys Who Let It Happen
Feedback: Readers Further Bemused By United Future
Image: The Hero Who Looks Like A Stool Sample
Kaingaroa Forest Sale Not Approved
TVNZ Head Reads The Writing On The Wall
Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
GG Must Be Above Politics
Zimbabwean Farmers Can Take Place In Queue
Living The Dream In The OECD Top Ten
Criminals Not Being Stopped On The Border
Tourism Stats Augur Well For Economy
Plain English: National Rebuilding As We Speak
Call For Clark To Stand Up For West Papua

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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New Ministerial Lineup Announced

- Prime Minister Helen Clark has just announced the portfolio allocations for her new Labour/Progressive Coalition minority Government Cabinet at a press conference in the Beehive. See... NewsFlash: Clark Announces New Cabinet Line-Up [1] Announcement: Ministerial List - 14 August 2002 [2] and Prime Minister announces portfolio allocations [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00073.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00102.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00101.htm


New Cabinet Reaction:

- Lockwood Smith - Foreign Affairs Appointment Unwise [1] - Katherine Rich - Maharey Bad News For Broadcasting [2] - Ken Shirley - Clark's Lack of Confidence [3] - Roger Sowry - Slap In Face For United [4] - Winston Peters - Trotters In The Trough [5] - TIANZ - Reappointment Of Tourism Minister Welcomed [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00107.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00106.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00105.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00104.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00103.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0208/S00113.htm


Tube Talk: Just Like A Real GE Conspiracy

- Fields of Gold (Sundays, TV1, 8.30pm) isn’t the best drama currently on television – just the best-timed, and sure to be the most talked-about series of the year. See... Tube Talk: Corngate Revisited [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00074.htm


Anne Else: United Future In 50s Retro Nightmare

- Whatever United Future’s official policy, most of its new MPs seem to hold personal views which are firmly stuck in the 1950s. This has me worried. Ever since the election, I’ve started to notice signs that something very odd indeed is going on. See... Letter From Elsewhere: Back To The Future? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00072.htm


Reserve Bank Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged

- The Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate unchanged at 5.75 per cent. See... Reserve Bank pauses, OCR held at 5.75 per cent [1] and RBNZ MPS: Overview and policy assessment [2] COMMENT: - EMA - Interest Rates Held - Anxiety Will Lessen [3] - Deutsche Bank - Dovish Statement [4] - OCR unchanged [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0208/S00107.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0208/S00108.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0208/S00110.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0208/S00109.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0208/S00114.htm


No Mention Of NZ By US Trade Representative

- In 1999, there had been a failed effort by the countries around the world to launch the new World Trade Organization, Global Negotiations, in Seattle. And in the aftermath of that, the anti-globalization movement really felt they had the upper hand. See... USTR Robert Zoellick US Economic Summit Briefing [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00061.htm


Maori Fisheries Allocation Model Announced

- The Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission today announced an allocation model that proposes millions of dollars worth of fisheries quota, cash and shares be returned to Iwi, as well as the creation of the largest fishing company in New Zealand to provide long-term benefits for all Maori. See... Commission Announces Allocation Model [1] MORE: - Lease Round Allegations Unfounded [2] - Each Iwi To Get At Least $1 Million [3] - Fisheries Development Fund Proposed By Commission [4] - Urban Maori Fund Worth $20 Million [5] - New Zealand’s Largest Fishing Company Proposed [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00049.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00055.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00053.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00052.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00051.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00050.htm


911 Investigation: The Guys Who Let It Happen

- Imagine you wake up from a coma and you learn that 11 months ago, an "Attack on America" destroyed some significant buildings, killed 3,000 people and forced a war against terrorism. You switch on the news and see pictures of Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, India and Pakistan. See... UQ Wire: 911 - They Let It Happen On Purpose! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00068.htm


Feedback: Readers Further Bemused By United Future

- If Ms Chal is unable to comprehend the difference between being granted permanent residency and being granted citizenship, then what hope had she of ever comprehending much of what she would have had placed before her for consideration as a member of parliament? See... Feedback: United Future, Sentencing, Cabinet Posts [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00069.htm


Image: The Hero Who Looks Like A Stool Sample

- TheOneRing.net ’s Michael Regina reported that this figurine of Treebeard the Ent, posted on www.applause.com , is an exact replication of what he'll look like in the second instalment of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Two Towers. See... Image: Treebeard The Ent Revealed? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00070.htm


Kaingaroa Forest Sale Not Approved

- Auckland, 13 August 2002 – Fletcher Challenge Forests announced today that the proposal to purchase the assets of the Central North Island Forest Partnership was not approved at the Special Shareholders’ Meeting held on 13 August 2002. See... CNIFP Purchase Does Not Achieve Required 75% [1] and CITIC disappointed that shareholders decline CNIFP [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0208/S00104.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0208/S00105.htm


TVNZ Head Reads The Writing On The Wall

- Shaun Brown, Head of Television at TVNZ, is to leave the company 31 years after joining it as a junior reporter. See… Shaun Brown To Leave TVNZ [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0208/S00092.htm

Katya Rivas

- Beloved one, why did you give that photocopy of the evangelizing teachings to that Priest? See... Katya Rivas: The Simplest and Most Ordinary Things [1] Did I not tell you to give them only to those whom I revealed you to?


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00071.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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GG Must Be Above Politics

- Governor General Sylvia Cartwright will demean her office and her good points will be dismissed if she keeps wading into political debates ducked by more experienced and cunning Labour politicians throughout the election campaign, ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks said. See... Governor General Risks Demeaning Office [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00097.htm


Zimbabwean Farmers Can Take Place In Queue

- “Zimbabwe farmers displaced by the evil antics of that country’s ruthless dictator and Prime Minister Robert Mugabe, have our sympathy but no greater entitlement to be considered for resettlement in New Zealand, then any other genuine refugee,” said New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters. See... No More Queue Jumping Please - Peters [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00100.htm


Living The Dream In The OECD Top Ten

- New Zealand’s latest unemployment figures place us tenth on the OECD scale, up four places in just two years. See... New Zealand moves back into OECD top 10 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00095.htm


Criminals Not Being Stopped On The Border

- New Zealand First Leader and MP for Tauranga, Rt Hon Winston Peters, has called on the Minister of Immigration, Lianne Dalziel, to do the job she is paid to do for the New Zealand taxpayer. See... Do The Job You Are Paid For Minister [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00099.htm


Tourism Stats Augur Well For Economy

- Guest accommodation is booming, according to a report released by Statistics New Zealand. The latest Accommodation Survey shows that all regions recorded more guest nights in June 2002 than in June 2001. See... Regions Continue To Profit From Tourism [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00096.htm


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

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