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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Feature: Know Your Media
We May Be Getting This MMP Thing Sussed
Gulf War Profiteering – Victors and Victims
When Puppies Die CNN Cries
Should We Legislate Against Pre-teen Pot & Porn?
Bechtel Vs. Bolivia - How You Can Help?
Muslim & Peace Groups To Rally Against War on Iraq
Zzzzttt Feedback
The Green Team Take Their Portfolios
Workers Want To Live – Andrew Little Speech
Prawns On The Barbie - Science Aussies Can Understand
Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Minister Accused Of Undermining GE Free Status
Give Inflation An Inch…
Auckland Region Economic Co-operation
Boarding Houses Can Be Only Option For Mentally Ill
The Solo Parent/Poverty Link
Muriel Newman: All Consulted Out With Iwi
Mate, You’d Have To Have Rocks In Your Head
Help For Flooded Gisborne Farmers
A Quick & Easy Activism Tip

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Wag The Gassed Dog

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Feature: Know Your Media

- Three multi-national corporations dominate the news media in NZ, combined they control: -- Over 90% of daily newspaper circulation -- Over 90% of commercial radio stations -- Commercial free-to-air and pay-TV (excluding TVNZ ). See... Scoop Feature: Who Owns Aotearoa’s Media? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00124.htm


We May Be Getting This MMP Thing Sussed

- The latest post-election research commissioned by the Electoral Commision shows that the public’s understanding of the MMP system has improved since a similar survey taken a few weeks before the election. See... Survey Shows Improved Understanding Of MMP [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00086.htm


Gulf War Profiteering – Victors and Victims

- It is as if the United States were the matador, Saddam Hussein the bull and the United Nations the picadors, tormenting the bull until he lowers his head for the kill. See... Gulf War Profiteering – Victors and Victims [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00121.htm


When Puppies Die CNN Cries

- Yes, this video is shocking, but the shock is intended to shock people past questioning the claims of where the video came from. All day long the media has been blasting the "Arabs kill puppy dogs" story all over the airwaves. See... UQ Wire: Wag The Gassed Dog [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00125.htm


Should We Legislate Against Pre-teen Pot & Porn?

- The call by the Children’s Commissioner for a new ‘reckless parenting’ law raises a critical issue for our society. Mr McClay made his call in reaction to ten year-olds found home alone smoking dope and watching porn, but can the government solve our social problems or is there a better way? See... Can Govt Solve Our Problems ... A Better Way? [1] . See also… Maxim Institute - real issues - No. 30 [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00084.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00085.htm


Bechtel Vs. Bolivia - How You Can Help?

- NOTE: The following is an open letter to NGOs around the world - seeking endorsement of an effort to assist the people of Bolivia. Scoop readers are invited to forward it to anyone to whom it directly relates. - The Scoop Editor. See... Bechtel Vs. Bolivia - How You Can Help? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00105.htm


Muslim & Peace Groups To Rally Against War on Iraq

- The Muslim community in Christchurch, peace and social justice groups are showing their support and solidarity against US government threats of an invasion of Iraq with a march and rally this Saturday (24th August). See... March And Rally Against Imminent US Attack On Iraq [1] SEE ALSO: - Jack Straw IV On Zimbabwe and action against Iraq [2] - President Bush Talks Iraq From Crawford [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00083.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00102.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00100.htm


Zzzzttt Feedback

- In This Edition: Child Crims - A Blue Ribbon On Your Vest - A Question Of Solvency See... Zzzzttt Feedback [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00123.htm


The Green Team Take Their Portfolios

- Green Party co-leader Rod Donald today announced the new line-up of portfolios for the nine Green Party MPs. See... Greens Announce Spokespeople Roles [1] and Green Party spokespeople 2002 [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00188.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00189.htm


Workers Want To Live – Andrew Little Speech

- From my observation, “work/life balance” policies have become very fashionable in human resources circles in the past 2-3 years. Is it just an HR fad to give HR managers and advisers another flag to rally around - and another opportunity to show that HR really can add value to business. See... Work/Life Balance Policies - Andrew Little Speech [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0208/S00184.htm


Prawns On The Barbie - Science Aussies Can Understand

- Federal Science Minister Peter McGauran today announced that the largest prawn aquaculture research collaboration in Australian history has begun on the black tiger prawn, the most widely farmed and valuable prawn species in the world. See... Going The Big Prawn: Collaboration To Boost Number [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00107.htm


Katya Rivas

- Now let us see the humble heart. A humble heart is a heart that always wants and accepts My Will, whatever is most acceptable for Me, whatever I would like most, with resignation and total abandonment. See... Katya Rivas: Humble Heart [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00122.htm



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Operation Seize All The Oil Revealed!

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UNANSWERED QUESTIONS
SCOOP SPECIAL FEATURE

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Help Wanted, Apply Within

- Scoop is looking for a new Web-Editor. The position is suited to a recent journalism graduate, who is prepared to do the grunt work of posting news on the website, but has the talent and confidence to write news stories as required. See... Help Wanted, Apply Within [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00096.htm


Minister Accused Of Undermining GE Free Status

- Minister Marion Hobbs's response to a Survey published by the National Business Review could seriously damage New Zealand's export image and economy. The survey shows that some 80% of the Public has been deceived into wrongly believing New Zealand is "not GE-Free". See... Minister Talks Up Perceived GE Contamination [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00088.htm


Give Inflation An Inch…

- “Michael Cullen must be extremely careful what signals he sends to both financial markets and the public when he negotiates the new Policy Targets Agreement with the Governor-designate of the Reserve Bank,” says National's Finance spokesman Don Brash. See... Be Careful, Minister! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00196.htm


Auckland Region Economic Co-operation

- Auckland’s progress in working in partnership on a regional economic development initiative is being welcomed by Economic Development Minister Jim Anderton. See... Auckland’s regional development progress welcomed [1] MORE: - North Shore City - Regional Approach To Economy [2] - Industry NZ - Councils Support For Areds Welcomed [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00195.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0208/S00031.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0208/S00029.htm


Boarding Houses Can Be Only Option For Mentally Ill

- ACT New Zealand Housing Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today called on the Government to review proposed changes to housing legislation in light of today's Ministry of Social Development report on the precarious state of housing for the mentally ill. See... Housing Laws Will Worsen Mental Health Crisis [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00192.htm


The Solo Parent/Poverty Link

- New statistics showing rocketing poverty for sole parent families reveal thousands of New Zealand children are in a dire situation, ACT MP Deborah Coddington said today. See... Extent of Poverty in Sole Parent Families [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00191.htm


Muriel Newman: All Consulted Out With Iwi

- When Pete applied to his local council for consent to subdivide his property, he was told he needed to gain the approval not only of his neighbours, but the local iwi as well. While his neighbours agreed with the plans, the local iwi objected. See... Muriel Newman: A Travesty of Justice [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00199.htm


Mate, You’d Have To Have Rocks In Your Head

- The Government is topping up arts and recreational funding shortfalls but allowing funding cuts to essential life saving and water safety services around the country, says Richard Worth, MP for Epsom. See... Govt Unfair In Lottery Grant Top Ups [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00198.htm


Help For Flooded Gisborne Farmers

- Flood-affected farmers are to get help from the Government, Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Gisborne Farmers To Get Government Aid [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00197.htm


A Quick & Easy Activism Tip

- You can report suspected terrorists to the FBI on-line. George Bush, Tony Blair and their co-conspirators spring immediately to mind as possibilities for their various acts of terror against the people of Afghanistan and Iraq. See... PMA National: What’s On Where Listings [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00087.htm


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