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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
Jesus Christ’s Secretary Visits Wellington
Air NZ Reports Net Loss Of $319M For Year To June
Boardroom Double Standards Exposed by Air NZ Spat
Firas Al-Atraqchi: Defying Iraq War Rhetoric
DHB Resignations No Surprise, Expect More
Why Should Any Hector's Dolphins Be Killed?
Survey Reveals Life Below The Poverty Line
Bringing In A Shipload Of Es
Tick, Tick, Tick – Every Reason To Ban Baise Moi
New Plymouth Dioxin On World Stage
The Economic Damage Done By Israeli Tanks
Do Your Pelvic Floor Exercises While Reading Scoop
Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Stats Reveal Literacy Gulf, Says Awatere Huata
Here’s The NZ First Line-up
New Strategies To Tackle Youth Offenders
Treasury Briefing Papers Out
Roles For Science In Economic Transformation
Moths Don’t Wait For Cabinet Decisions
Fee Stabilisation Offer Deadline Extended
Fitzsimons Out For Answers On Waihi Mining
Frontal Impact Rules Bite Drivers On Bum Pocket
Economic Development Success Provides Starting Point

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Katya Rivas In Wellington

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

– Today’s questions for Oral Answer see... Questions For Oral Answer Wednesday, 28 August 200 [1] . A full - uncorrected - transcript will be posted shortly after 5.30pm.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00259.htm


Jesus Christ’s Secretary Visits Wellington

- Bolivian Visionary Katya Rivas has been visiting Wellington. She held two public meetings yesterday. See... Scoop Images: Katya Rivas In Wellington [1] and Scoop Images: Katya Rivas Portrait [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00144.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00145.htm


Air NZ Reports Net Loss Of $319M For Year To June

- Air New Zealand reported an operating profit after tax and before unusual items of $39 million from continuing operations, and a net loss (after unusual items and tax) of $319 million for the year. No dividend payment has been recommended. See... Air NZ Outperforms Original FY02 Target [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0208/S00235.htm


Boardroom Double Standards Exposed by Air NZ Spat

- About the most fruitful thing to come out so far of the argument over whether Qantas should have a stake of Air NZ, is that the major protagonists are totally conflicted but aren't letting this prevent them parade their self-interest on their sleeve. See... Boardroom Double Standards Exposed by Air NZ Spat [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0208/S00241.htm


Firas Al-Atraqchi: Defying Iraq War Rhetoric

- They say bravado breeds idiocy, arrogance, and insensitivity. That is certainly true of all the politicians who stand in the shadows, spewing their Iraq war rhetoric, systematically ignoring the humanitarian toll such a war would produce. See... American Group Defies Iraq War Rhetoric - Part I [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00146.htm


DHB Resignations No Surprise, Expect More

- The Health Minister's supposed `surprise' at the resignations of top health bosses is very difficult to take at face value, ACT Health Spokesman Heather Roy said today. See... DHB Resignations Are Tip Of Iceberg [1] SEE ALSO: - Sue Kedgley - Minister Breaking Own Rules [2] - MoH - Wayne Brown Steps Down [3] - Annette King - Wayne Brown resigns [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00248.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00256.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00115.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00243.htm


Why Should Any Hector's Dolphins Be Killed?

- Too many Canterbury Hector’s dolphins will be allowed to die in the coming set net fishing year, according to WWF. See... Dolphin death threshold too high [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00117.htm


Survey Reveals Life Below The Poverty Line

- Reducing poverty in NZ needs to be a key priority for this government according to a report released today by the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services. See... Reducing Poverty Key To NZ’s Future [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00116.htm


Bringing In A Shipload Of Es

- The Minister of Customs Rick Barker says he’s concerned at the dramatic increase in the amount of amphetamine-type substances being seized by Customs. See... Government Concerned At Drug Trend [1] and Significant Increase In Drug Seizures [2] SEE ALSO: - Nandor Tanczos - 'Concern' Over Hard Drugs A Sham [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00246.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0208/S00050.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00254.htm


Tick, Tick, Tick – Every Reason To Ban Baise Moi

- Chief Censor Bill Hastings has confirmed that the French sex-violence film “Baise-Moi” (transl. “F*** Me” or “Rape Me”) is a shocking film that is injurious to public good and should be banned. See... “Baise-Moi” should be Banned says Bill Hastings [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00114.htm


New Plymouth Dioxin On World Stage

- Johannesburg, 28 August 2002: At the Earth Summit today, Greenpeace launched a damning report on industry corporate crime around the world, including a case study on the Dow Chemicals site in New Plymouth, New Zealand. See... Dow’s NZ Corporate Crime Revealed At Earth Summit [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00120.htm


The Economic Damage Done By Israeli Tanks

- An official report, issued recently by the Abu Dhabi-base Monetary Fund (AMF), revealed that Israel's occupation of Palestinian cities and towns have smashed the Palestinian economic backbone. See... Israeli Occupation Smashes Palestinian Economy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00119.htm


Do Your Pelvic Floor Exercises While Reading Scoop

- Introduce the simple lifelong habit of pelvic floor exercise that will enhance your physical and sexual well being, now and in the future. See... Pelvic Floor - Peak Performance [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0208/S00052.htm


Katya Rivas

- Please, keep Me company. I am so lonely in My Shrines. Will you watch over Me? There is so much struggle in the world! So much inequality! The rich are richer and the poor have turned into the poorest among the poor. See... Katya Rivas: I Am So Lonely in My Shrines [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00143.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Stats Reveal Literacy Gulf, Says Awatere Huata

- The real news from the latest international literacy comparison is that New Zealand has the largest reading gap in the developed world, ACT Education Spokesman Donna Awatere Huata said today. See... New Zealand Has Largest Reading Gap [1] MORE: - Trevor Mallard - NZ’s 15 Year Olds Among World’s Best [2] - Simplified Spelling Society - Same Old 'Cures' [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00260.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00255.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00118.htm


Here’s The NZ First Line-up

- New Zealand First has made a number of changes to its line up for the Parliamentary term. See... New Zealand First Caucus [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00244.htm


New Strategies To Tackle Youth Offenders

- Vital reforms to ensure that government agencies work together effectively to tackle youth offending cannot come soon enough, says Justice Minister Phil Goff. See... Youth Offending Teams to be established [1] MORE: - Steve Maharey - Youth Offending Strategy [2] - Ron Mark - Govt Trying Hard, Means Well But… [3] - Tony Ryall - All Talk, No Action On Youth Crime [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00242.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00240.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00252.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00250.htm


Treasury Briefing Papers Out

- Finance Minister Michael Cullen today released the Treasury’s briefing papers to the incoming government. See... Treasury Briefing Papers Released [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00249.htm


Roles For Science In Economic Transformation

- The Briefing for the Incoming Minister of Research, Science and Technology identifies four key “opportunity areas” for the portfolio as an agent of economic transformation. See... Research, Science And Technology Briefing Released [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00258.htm


Moths Don’t Wait For Cabinet Decisions

- Reports by MAF that the painted apple moth may have spread beyond the West Auckland area come as no surprise, says National's Biosecurity spokesperson Shane Ardern. See... Government Fails Again On Biosecurity [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00257.htm


Fee Stabilisation Offer Deadline Extended

- The government is extending the time education providers have to consider its fee stabilisation offer for 2003, Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Minister Steve Maharey said today. See... Fee Stabilisation Offer Deadline Extended [1] MORE: - NZUSA - Extension Must Not Compromise Fee Freeze [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00253.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0208/S00040.htm


Fitzsimons Out For Answers On Waihi Mining

- Independent research is needed into the effects of present day mining at Waihi, Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today. See... Independent Research Lacking At Waihi, MP Says [1] MORE: - Harry Duynhoven - Govt engaged on Waihi [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00247.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00238.htm


Frontal Impact Rules Bite Drivers On Bum Pocket

- Car prices have rocketed due to Labour's ill-conceived “frontal impact” regulations, ACT Transport Spokesman Deborah Coddington said today. See... Car Prices Rocket Because of Labour Legislation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00239.htm


Economic Development Success Provides Starting Point

- “The Ministry of Economic Development and Industry New Zealand post election briefings are an excellent snapshot of what has been achieved in less than three years, and highlight constructive options this Labour Progressive Government has for the next term of office,” Economic Development Minister Jim Anderton said. See... Economic Development Success [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00251.htm

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