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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
National Attack Team Announced
The Big D Of Talk-land Tackles The Tough Questions
Keith Rankin: MP’s Are People Too
Paulo Politico Returns! - Running Down NZ Inc.
UQ Wire: The Ever So Fortunate Son
ZZZzzzzt Feedback: On Tolerating Christianity
Tony Baldwin: Delivering For Dairy
Status Report On GM Corn Scare
Protect Us From The Dark Side, SPCS Implores ISPs
Mad Cow Fears
Granny Claims Credit For Newspaper Readership Rise
Images: Entertaining Auckland
Linux Enters The Big League At Air NZ
Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
United Future’s Speaking Intentions Unveiled
King’s Re-appointment Bucks One-term Trend
I Am Not A Racist – Peter Brown
Malfunctioning Surveillance Aircraft
More Calls For PNG Discussion At Pacific Forum
Wakeup Call On Treatment Of Asylum Seekers
Supporting Silvia

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National Attack Team Announced

- A strong team to take National through to being the next government is what National Leader Bill English has gone for in deciding his portfolio allocations. See... National Leader Announces Portfolio Allocations [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00118.htm


The Big D Of Talk-land Tackles The Tough Questions

- Dear Mr. Donahue, Thank you for being the first American television journalist to have the courage to 'give voice' through your guests to the nagging doubts millions of Americans have about our government and whether or not we know the whole story about what happened on that terrible day last September. See... UQ Wire: Thanks To Mr Donahue [1] and UQ Wire: 911 Debate Opened Wide On Donohue [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00083.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00082.htm


Keith Rankin: MP’s Are People Too

- Is Parliament inhabited by people or parties? The answer is obvious; MPs are people, not numbered tokens on a party ledger. Yet most of the media discussion of politics is confined to the dynamics of the parties, or the party leaders, as the parties joust for positions of influence. See... Keith Rankin: Parliament - People or Parties? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00078.htm


Paulo Politico Returns! - Running Down NZ Inc.

- Opposition parties are supposed to oppose the government and offer an alternative to government. However that does not give opposition parties licence to talk down the economy. See... Beginners' Guide To Talking Down Economy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00081.htm


UQ Wire: The Ever So Fortunate Son

- There is a thread running through George W. Bush’s biography that connects family to power to wealth. With no assets but his name and connections, Bush became a wealthy man, and a governor, and now a President. Without those connections, he’d be nothing. See... UQ Wire: The Loyalties of George W. Bush [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00075.htm


ZZZzzzzt Feedback: On Tolerating Christianity

- Recently there has been a relative tirade of attacks on members of the United-Future New Zealand Party, and their personal beliefs - attacks that have smacked of classical intolerance. See... Scoop Feedback: Classical Intolerance [1] and Feedback: United Future, Sentencing, Cabinet Posts [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00080.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00069.htm


Tony Baldwin: Delivering For Dairy

- A year ago, Fonterra’s leaders promised dairy farmers the world. 12 months later, in their first annual report, it is apparent that the directors are finding it hard to deliver. See... Tony Baldwin: Fonterra’s Annual Report [1] and Fonterra Releases Its First Annual Report


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00079.htm


Status Report On GM Corn Scare

- On Wednesday 7 August 2002, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) was alerted by Pacific Seeds of Australia that they had detected evidence of GM contamination in maize seed grown and harvested in New Zealand earlier this year. See... GM Maize Situation Update [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00058.htm


Protect Us From The Dark Side, SPCS Implores ISPs

- The sickening addictions of internet users to child pornography and other “objectionable” sexual material, is the subject of a TV 3 60 minute documentary at 7.30 p.m. tonight. See... Censoring Internet Porn and Xtra Anti-virus Filter [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00064.htm


Mad Cow Fears

- The Environmental Risk Management Authority was warned today that New Zealand could be hit with its own form of scrapie - or mad cow- style diseases as a result of transgenic experiments being proposed by AgResearch. See... ERMA warned of mad cow threat from GE experiments [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00059.htm


Granny Claims Credit For Newspaper Readership Rise

- The strength of the print industry has once again been demonstrated with the release of the latest Nielsen Media Research (NMR) National Readership Survey, for the period July 2001 to June 2002. See... Magazine & Newspaper Readership Continues Increase [1] and Herald Still Driving Growth In Newspaper Readers [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0208/S00122.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0208/S00121.htm


Images: Entertaining Auckland

- Auckland City Council is pushing ahead with plans for a 12,000-seat indoor sports and entertainment arena in downtown Auckland. See... Auckland’s SuperDome a step closer [1] and Images: Artists Impression Of Auckland SuperDome [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0208/S00014.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0208/S00015.htm


Linux Enters The Big League At Air NZ

- IBM is successful in selling Linux on a mainframe to New Zealand’s largest IT client. See... IBM Linux on a mainframe to NZ's largest IT client [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0208/S00026.htm


Katya Rivas

- My beloved one, let us work. Do not be distracted with other things, please, I need you now. Look, the human being gives so little importance to everything that is spiritual, that he is on the path to his downfall. See... Katya Rivas: I Ask for Devotion, Not Vanity [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00077.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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United Future’s Speaking Intentions Unveiled

- United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne, has today announced United Future's list of spokespeople. See... United Future Spokespeople Announced [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00114.htm


King’s Re-appointment Bucks One-term Trend

- “The re-appointment of Annette King as Minister of Health is welcomed,” said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, today. See... Reappointment Of Health Minister Welcomed [1] FULL COVERAGE: 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 [2] Announcement: Ministerial List - 14 August 2002 [3] and Prime Minister announces portfolio allocations [4] Reaction: - Federated Farmers - Recognition Of Agriculture [5] - Ken Shirley - Will Sutton Reverse Forestry Decisions? [6] - Stephen Franks - Trouble with Australia? [7] - Lockwood Smith - Foreign Affairs Appointment Unwise [8] - Katherine Rich - Maharey Bad News For Broadcasting [9] - Ken Shirley - Clark's Lack of Confidence [10] - Roger Sowry - Slap In Face For United [11] - Winston Peters - Trotters In The Trough [12] - TIANZ - Reappointment Of Tourism Minister Welcomed [13]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00062.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00073.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00102.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00101.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00061.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00115.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00110.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00107.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00106.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00105.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00104.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00103.htm
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0208/S00113.htm


I Am Not A Racist – Peter Brown

- “Allegations by the Race Relations Commissioner, Mr Gregory Fortuin, that my comments regarding Mr Enoch Power are racist, are expressions of extremism and desperation and were made in ignorance of the facts”, said Peter Brown MP, Deputy Leader of New Zealand First. See... Gregory Fortuin – Put up or Shut up! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00112.htm


Malfunctioning Surveillance Aircraft

- National is calling for an independent safety check into the air worthiness of the RNZAF transport and surveillance fleets after an Orion was grounded due to malfunction this week. See... National calls for safety checks on RNZAF fleet [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00111.htm


More Calls For PNG Discussion At Pacific Forum

- Green MP Keith Locke wants Prime Minister Helen Clark to push for a fact-finding mission to West Papua at the Pacific Islands Forum this weekend. See... Keeping West Papua On The Agenda [1] and Support West Papua at the Pacific Islands Forum [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00113.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00045.htm


Wakeup Call On Treatment Of Asylum Seekers

The Human Rights Foundation is calling for a review of the Government’s refugee policies following UN criticism of New Zealand for its detention and treatment of asylum seekers since last year’s terrorist attacks in the United States. See... UN Report a wake-up call for Government [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00060.htm


Supporting Silvia

- The Governor-General's speech delivered at the launch of Victoria University of Wellington's Crime and Justice Research Centre on Monday evening, has been taken out of context and grossly misrepresented, according to Professor Stuart McCutcheon, Vice-Chancellor. See... Victoria Vice-Chancellor defends Governor-General [1] MORE: - ACT - Governor General Risks Demeaning Office [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00057.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00097.htm


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