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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Something Is Terribly Amiss
Streets Of London: The Battle To Bring Blair To Heel
Iraq The Official US Position
Govt’s Hand Forced Over Teachers’ Pay
Renewed Vigour In Opposition To NCEA
Winston Superciliously Surveys Seating Scramble
Images: Flag Raised In Defence Of Kyoto Protocol
Kerala, India: Fighting For Their Education
’80s Anti-nuclear Protestors Needed Again
Prepare Yourself For Petrol Price Rises
Feedback: ZZZzzzttt
Defence Scientists Look To Insects For Inspiration
Ariane Burgess Moves On From Lotto
Meningitis Outbreak Update
Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Tough Stance On Stoning Adulterers Urged
Is ACT Now A Party Of Tree Huggers?
Home Call Fee A Sign Elite Health Change
Tanczos Is Nuts Says NZ First Newbie
Taming John Howard – New Australian HC Appointed
Dunnedin - Common Sense City
Differing Views On What A Family Is
Cleaning Up The GM Corn
Learning To Live With Less Carbon
How Long Are Cancer Treatment Waiting Lists?

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Greenpeace Raises A Flag Over Canberra

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Something Is Terribly Amiss

- Something is seriously wrong when the survival of the human race becomes the overriding theme at our family gatherings. When each waking moment, and those just before falling asleep are overwhelmed by the question of the survivability of our species - something is terribly amiss. See... Are We Unworthy Of The Liberty To Stand Erect? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00112.htm


Streets Of London: The Battle To Bring Blair To Heel

- British MP Jeremy Corbyn belongs to a coterie of left wing Labour politicians and activists spearheading UK opposition to an attack on Iraq. Mr Corbyn spoke with Scoop recently. See... Streets Of London: Talking Nukes And Iraq With JC [1] MORE ON IRAQ: - Scoop Link: Iraq - The War's Already On [2] - How To Silence the War Drums on the Potomac! [3] - David Miller Online: Why Russia Will Save Saddam [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00111.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00105.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00104.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00102.htm


Iraq The Official US Position

- Rumsfeld: I have no idea what the president will ultimately decide, or when, or if. Clearly, in any endeavor, one would prefer to have near acclamation and support. Life is not like that, generally. We find that leaders have to make decisions that may be close calls. And that's what they do. And sometimes they -- they find that when the decision's ultimately made -- that the tone and the tempo changes dramatically. See... DoD News Briefing 20/8 - Rumsfeld and Gen. Pace [1] and State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for August 19 [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00094.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00095.htm


Govt’s Hand Forced Over Teachers’ Pay

- The government will accept the recommendations from the independent panel brought in to provide alternative dispute resolution to help settle the secondary teachers’ collective agreement. See... Govt. Accepts Independent Panel Recommendations [1] REACTION: - Donna Huata - Pay Parity: Another Headache [2] - Brian Donnelly - Mallard Caught In Union Vice [3] - Deborah Coddington - Parents Owed Apology [4] - Nick Smith - Govt. found guilty in teachers' pay decision [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00152.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00164.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00163.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00161.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00153.htm


Renewed Vigour In Opposition To NCEA

- The bureaucratic mush served by NZQA and Education Ministry representatives at a parents' meeting to discuss NCEA last night confirmed the new qualification must be dumped, ACT New Zealand Associate Education Spokesman Deborah Coddington said. See... NCEA Must Go - Challenge to Mallard [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00158.htm


Winston Superciliously Surveys Seating Scramble

- The New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has accused the National and Act parties of refusing to face the consequences of their recent poor electoral performance. See... Unseemly Seating Scramble [1] MORE: - Gerry Brownlee - Parliament Seating Row A Nonsense [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00159.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00160.htm


Images: Flag Raised In Defence Of Kyoto Protocol

- Canberra/Auckland, Tuesday August 21, 2002: In a peaceful protest today, three Greenpeace climbers, including New Zealander Michael Simpson, scaled the flagpole at Parliament House in Canberra, urging the Australian Government to ratify Kyoto now. See... Images: Oz Parliament Climate Change Protest [1] and Greenpeace climbers scale Australian Parliament [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00092.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00091.htm


Kerala, India: Fighting For Their Education

- They march in two parallel lines, rigid and uniformed, much like school children on a day trip, bar the hand holding. The communal chanting combined with synchronised salute (forehead to sky) would make an army man proud. See... No Ordinary Fight - Kerala, India [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00110.htm


’80s Anti-nuclear Protestors Needed Again

- In June, several veterans of the anti-nuclear weapons movement of the 1980s issued an "Urgent Call to End the Nuclear Danger." See... BTL Q&A: Anti-Nuclear Weapons Movement Organizing [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00107.htm


Prepare Yourself For Petrol Price Rises

- The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) is advising New Zealand motorists to take efficiency measures to avoid getting hit in the pocket by surging oil prices. See... Simple Actions To Beat Oil Price Increases [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0208/S00034.htm


Feedback: ZZZzzzttt

- In This Edition: Bring Back Responsible Parenting - Loved Your Article On Top Anthrax Suspects – Cynthia McKinney See... Feedback: ZZZzzzttt [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00108.htm


Defence Scientists Look To Insects For Inspiration

- The uncanny ability of a dragonfly to fly steadily even when the weather is bad has proved inspirational for scientists from the Defence Science and Technology Organisation and the Australian National University. See... Dragonflies - The Latest Inspiration For Defence [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00093.htm


Ariane Burgess Moves On From Lotto

- The New Zealand Lotteries Commission today announced that Chief Executive Ariane Burgess has decided to leave the organisation, and is today standing down as Chief Executive Officer. See... Lotteries Commission Chief Executive Resigns [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0208/S00182.htm


Meningitis Outbreak Update

- Students at two Balclutha schools are much less likely to develop group C meningococcal disease now that 80 percent of them have received a short course of antibiotics that kill the meningococcal organism, Medical Officer of Health Dr John Holmes said today. See... More Students Receive Antibiotics In Balclutha [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0208/S00039.htm


Katya Rivas

- I want you to be pacified, even with yourselves. When you do something wrong, I want you to be sorry, ashamed and promise not to do it again; but I do not want you to be annoyed with yourselves… See... Katya Rivas: Be Pacified [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00109.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Tough Stance On Stoning Adulterers Urged

- New Zealand should condemn the decision by a Nigerian court to uphold the sentence of death by stoning of a young Nigerian woman, says National's Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Dr Wayne Mapp. See... National calls for action against Nigeria [1] and Death By Stoning Upheld In The Case Of Amina Lawal [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00166.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00088.htm


Is ACT Now A Party Of Tree Huggers?

- North Shore City Council has unwittingly created a treeless landscape for the region in years to come, ACT MP Gerry Eckhoff said today. See... North Shore To Be Treeless [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00165.htm


Home Call Fee A Sign Elite Health Change

- The introduction of $660 annual fees by an Auckland GP highlights the need for free GPs visits to be available, or many families will miss out on health care, Progressive MP Matt Robson says. See... GP Charges Show Need For Free Heath Care [1] and Pollock Scheme Reflects Huge Stresses Facing GPs [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00162.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0208/S00035.htm


Tanczos Is Nuts Says NZ First Newbie

- “Green MP Nandor Tanczos is nuts to promote drug use by selling drug testing kits in a shop he part-owns”, NZ First’s MP Craig McNair said. See... Tanczos’s Promotion Of Drug Kits Is Nuts [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00157.htm


Taming John Howard – New Australian HC Appointed

- The new High Commissioner to Australia will be New Zealand’s most senior woman diplomat, Kate Lackey, Foreign Minister Phil Goff announced today. See... New High Commissioner to Australia [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00156.htm


Dunnedin - Common Sense City

- ACT MP Gerry Eckhoff today congratulated the Dunedin City Council for rejecting a move to declare Dunedin a GM-free zone. See... Dunedin Council Supports Common Sense [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00155.htm


Differing Views On What A Family Is

- "Yesterday we received a letter written on behalf of Metiria Turei, MP," says Lindsay Mitchell, petitioner for a Parliamentary review of the DPB. " It contained the following message; 'The Member does not believe that.... the two-parent family is the "cornerstone of society."’ See... New Green MP Rejects Two-Parent Families [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00078.htm


Cleaning Up The GM Corn

- GE Free New Zealand In Food and Environment is demanding MAF and ERMA act immediately to clear remnants of corn reported by the NZ Herald to be littering the fields and being eaten by birds. See... Authorities slammed over inadequate GM Clean-up [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00076.htm


Learning To Live With Less Carbon

- While the exact legislative framework around climate change is still unclear, it is almost certain that business will be operating within a carbon constrained economy within the next few years. See... Key Messages from the NZBCSD Climate Change Launch [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00075.htm


How Long Are Cancer Treatment Waiting Lists?

- Latest radiation treatment statistics released by the Ministry of Health today show a sharp reduction in waiting times for people treated in June compared with previous months. See... Latest Oncology Waiting Times - June [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0208/S00037.htm

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