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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Life Imitates Art - Fields Of Gold For Real
No Justice In East Timor Human Rights Tribunals
Feedback: Talking Up Economy Just As Dangerous…
The Real Deal: Crying In The Kitchen With Jane
Fears Consumers Will Lose Right To GE Free Food
Promoted Brash A Millstone Round Nats’ Neck
911 Hijackers Who Lived At A US Navy Base
No Progress On Minimising Drug Harm Expected
Worker Killed In Revolving Door
Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)
Transgenic Cows May Make The Medicine We Need
Hands Washed As 72-Year-Old Cuts Pieces Off His
The Week In The Beehive
Dom Post Editor Ignores Anderton’s Press Releases
Big Picture Covered In Booklet
CTU Only Hurts The Ones It Loves
Sutton Thinks He’s A Good Choice For Forestry Too
Some Psych Patients Can’t Ever Live In Community

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Life Imitates Art - Fields Of Gold For Real

- DEFRA and the Scottish Executive have been informed by the biotechnology company Aventis CropScience Ltd of some impurities in the Aventis GM oilseed rape seed used in the Farm Scale Evaluation crop trials. See... Antibiotic Genes Found In Aventis GM Rape Trials [1] LINK: GM trial ruined by rogue gene strain


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00073.htm


No Justice In East Timor Human Rights Tribunals

- New Zealand Foreign Minister Phil Goff has voiced concern over the adequacy of the processes and the verdicts delivered in the ad-hoc Human Rights Tribunals for East Timor in Indonesia. See... Concern Over East Timor Human Rights Trials [1] MORE: - Anmesty Intl. - Neither Truth Nor Justice [2] - Commentary [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00123.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00069.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00072.htm


Feedback: Talking Up Economy Just As Dangerous…

- I found it slightly distasteful to read Paulo Politico’s column ‘Beginners' Guide To Talking Down Economy’ and it’s use of that most noxious commentariat cliché, and incidentally a very cheap ad hominem attack. See... Feedback: Economy Commentary - Amorality [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00088.htm


The Real Deal: Crying In The Kitchen With Jane

- We talked about the gap between the price of wheat and the price of Wheaties. We talked about how small farmers and small business people could use networks and the Internet and electronic commerce like we were seeing to vertically integrate and produce a better product at a more competitive price on a sustainable basis. See... The Real Deal: Crying In The Kitchen With Jane [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00087.htm


Fears Consumers Will Lose Right To GE Free Food

- Industry lobbyists accused of “scare tactics” over GE seed and threatening consumer choice. Destruction of contaminated seed a waste that 'leaves blood' on industry hands. National audit needed. See... "Scare tactics" accusations over GE seed [1] EARLIER: GM Maize Situation Update [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00066.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00058.htm


Promoted Brash A Millstone Round Nats’ Neck

- “Don Brash’s promotion to number three in the tiny National caucus and appointment to the shadow finance portfolio will make it impossible for Bill English to distance his party from the extremism of the 1990s,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said. See... Brash Will Mire National In The 90s – Cullen [1] MORE: - Jim Anderton - NZers Not Fooled By National [2] - Bill English - Portfolio Allocations [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00119.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00122.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00118.htm


911 Hijackers Who Lived At A US Navy Base

- Come Fly With Me? A Saudi Flying Instructor Who Died Mysteriously On May 8 Had The Same Name as Two 9/11 Hijackers Who Lived At The Same U.S. Naval Air Base See... UQ Wire: 911 Hijackers Who Lived At A US Navy Base [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00085.htm


No Progress On Minimising Drug Harm Expected

- The Mild Greens say that government's credibility on harm minimisation has gone from bad to worse with the appointment of arch-prohibitionist Jim Anderton as Associate Minister responsible for the coalitions new drug education strategy. See... Anderton Poor Choice For Minister Of Drugs-Suicide [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00067.htm


Worker Killed In Revolving Door

- Council of Trade Unions president Ross Wilson slammed insignificant fines which undervalue workers’ lives today. See... What Value Is A Workers' Life? [1] MORE: - OSH - Company Sentenced After Worker Crushed [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0208/S00137.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0208/S00142.htm


Katya Rivas

- My beloved one, let us work now on the dryness of the soul. Let us go directly to the computer. That is right, let us begin with a prayer... See... Katya Rivas: The Dryness of the Soul [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00086.htm



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Transgenic Cows May Make The Medicine We Need

- "If this application is approved it will greatly increase the likelihood of effective treatments being available sooner, some of them life-saving, for some rare but very severe diseases," John Forman, Executive Director the NZ Organisation for Rare Disorders said. See... Transgenic Cows Offer Life-Saving Medicines Sooner [1] RELATED: - Claire Bleakley - Risky GM Cattle Trials [2] - Federated Farmers - Preserving Opportunities [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00070.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00071.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00069.htm


Hands Washed As 72-Year-Old Cuts Pieces Off His

- The severe pain that drove 72 year old Ted Matthews to take a knife to his gangrenous fingers and amputate them himself should be a serious concern to our Minister of Health, says National's new health spokesperson Dr Lynda Scott. See... Hands Washed As 72-Year-Old Cuts Pieces Off His [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00126.htm


The Week In The Beehive

- Prime Minister Helen Clark this week announced the allocation of portfolios to ministers and the appointment of ministers and under-secretaries outside Cabinet. See... Beehive Bulletin For Week Ending - Friday 16 Aug [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00125.htm


Dom Post Editor Ignores Anderton’s Press Releases

- Economic Development Minister Jim Anderton was surprised to read Dominion Post editorial comments yesterday (15 August) saying that ‘it is no surprise’ that the Government isn’t portraying itself as being anxious to climb up OECD rankings. See... Coalition Achieving Progress On NZ’s OECD Rankings [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00124.htm


Big Picture Covered In Booklet

- Labour Minister Margaret Wilson has welcomed the Council of Trade Union's launch of the booklet “Unions, Innovation and Sustainable Development” at its National Affiliates' Council meeting today. See... Labour Minister Welcomes Big Picture Discussion [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00121.htm


CTU Only Hurts The Ones It Loves

- By calling for a lifting of the minimum wage to $10 an hour and the abolition of youth rates, the Council of Trade Unions proves it couldn't care less about New Zealanders struggling to get ahead, ACT New Zealand MP Deborah Coddington said today. See... CTU Turns Its Back on Job Seekers - Again [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00117.htm


Sutton Thinks He’s A Good Choice For Forestry Too

- “If the voters of New Zealand, including those of the West Coast, had wanted to relitigate the West Coast beech logging issue, they would have voted ACT in the recent General Election.” See... New Forestry Minister has friendly advice for ACT [1] SEE ALSO: - Ken Shirley - Reverse Bad Forestry Decisions? [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00120.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00115.htm


Some Psych Patients Can’t Ever Live In Community

- ACT New Zealand Wellington-based MP Heather Roy welcomed the coroner's findings in the Lesley Parr case but warned that improved information gathering will have no practical effect unless there are facilities available for psychiatrists to use. See... Facility Closures Fail Mentally Ill [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00116.htm


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