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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
Upton-on-line Sustainable Development Edition
Keith Rankin: Teacher Relativity
Greens Offer Govt No Confidence
Feedback: Praise For Barbara Sumner On HRT
Dope Dealers Have Something To Thank Dunne For
A Debate on Iraq As U.S. Warplanes Kill Eight
Lawsuit Puts Bush Terrorism Links In Spotlight
NZ Delegate To WSSD An Optimist In A Sea Of Doubt
Rumsfeld Tells Troops They’ll Win Any Battle
Controversial French America’s Cup Entry In Auckland
McCahon’s Spiritual Quest On Dutch Gallery Walls
Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
We Like Mike
TOW Fisheries Proposal Gives Small Iwi More Control
From Kupe To Koreans – We’re All Immigrants
Sixth Form Cert In Sixes & Sevens
Crime Stats Make Mockery Of Election Claims
NZ Music/America’s Cup Tie-in
24-hour Emergency Care To Thames Welcomed
Family Court Judge Appointed
Cullen: United Future Agreement Will Ensure Results

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Scoop Is In The House

– Questions for oral answer. An uncorrected transcript of today’s questions and answers will be published shortly after 5:30pm. See... Questions For Oral Answer Thursday, 29 August 2002 [1] - Wednesday's Q&A [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00285.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00268.htm


Upton-on-line Sustainable Development Edition

- On the eve of the Johannesburg World Summit, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Morgan Williams, was kind enough to send upton-on-line his recently released review of progress towards sustainable development in New Zealand since the 1992 Rio Summit. See... Upton-on-line - Diaspora Edition 29th August [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00152.htm


Keith Rankin: Teacher Relativity

- I generally favour higher wage rates over lower wage rates. Higher wage rates enable parents to work fewer hours. (Commission for the Family, take note.) Further, higher wage rates encourage firms to economise on labour. The result is higher productivity; more outputs from fewer inputs. See... Keith Rankin: Teacher Relativity [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00151.htm


Greens Offer Govt No Confidence

- The Green Party today proposed an amendment to the no confidence motion in the Labour-Progressive Government, based on the failure of the Speech from the Throne to address fundamental concerns about the direction of social, environmental and economic policy. See... Greens offer cooperation, but not confidence [1] and Jeanette Fitzsimons Address In Reply Speech [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00267.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00269.htm


Feedback: Praise For Barbara Sumner On HRT

- In This Edition: NZ HRT Prescription Numbers - Growing The Economy & Saving - Heaps Of Junk - Can We Ever Bask In The Sun? See... Scoop Feedback: ZZZZzztt [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00153.htm


Dope Dealers Have Something To Thank Dunne For

- Green MP Nandor Tanczos today said Peter Dunne must take full responsibility for children continuing to access and use cannabis as a result of blocking the introduction of legislation which would reduce children's access to cannabis. See... Dunne blamed for kids on cannabis [1] and Tanczos: and kids will continue to use cannabis... [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00270.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00280.htm


A Debate on Iraq As U.S. Warplanes Kill Eight

- As U.S. Warplanes Kill Eight In Iraq, A Democracy Now Exclusive Debate. From Basra to the Pentagon: Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark at the scene of the attack vs. Lt Colonel David Lapan at the Pentagon. See... A Debate on Iraq As U.S. Warplanes Kill Eight [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00150.htm


Lawsuit Puts Bush Terrorism Links In Spotlight

- Saudi Sheikh Khalid bin Mahfouz, an Osama bin Laden benefactor, has laundered money into tax-exempt U.S. entities for years as a foreign financier of terrorism. But a new 9/11 lawsuit is thrusting Mahfouz’s latent past business links to George W. Bush back into the spotlight. See... UQ Wire: Connecting The Dots Bush..Bath..Bin Laden [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00148.htm


NZ Delegate To WSSD An Optimist In A Sea Of Doubt

- The World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) for me is an ultimate reflection of our genuine willingness to be better at being human. We have the potential, but dare we believe it is possible? See... Attending the WSSD: An Optimist in a sea of doubt [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00123.htm


Rumsfeld Tells Troops They’ll Win Any Battle

- Q: My name is Lance Corporal Godfrey, from 7th ESB. (Cheers.) We've been told when we go to Iraq, we'll have other countries supporting us. How important is this? And if they don't support us, what are we going to do about that? See... Rumsfeld at Camp Pendleton Town Hall Meeting [1] SEE ALSO: - State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for August 27 [2] - State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for August 26 [3] - Downing Street Briefing On Iraq - 28 August [4] - American Group Defies Iraq War Rhetoric - Part I [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00124.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00127.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00126.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00125.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00146.htm


Controversial French America’s Cup Entry In Auckland

- The French Challenger to the America’s Cup has finally disembarked in Auckland, and with its two America’s Cup Class boats being unloaded at Jellicoe wharf today, LE DEFI AREVA team is eager to resume training. See... Images: Le Defi Areva In Auckland - Happy Sailing! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0208/S00053.htm


McCahon’s Spiritual Quest On Dutch Gallery Walls

- The life and work of New Zealand's most important 20th century artist, Colin McCahon, is now being recognised and celebrated in the first large-scale solo exhibition of his work, Colin McCahon: A Question of Faith, at the renowned Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, which opens on 31 August. See... Colin McCahon: A Question of Faith [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0208/S00052.htm


Katya Rivas

- Love of My sorrows, I want us to talk about Heaven. The place of which you must talk to encourage My children to work toward its conquest... See... Katya Rivas: I Want Us to Talk about Heaven [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00149.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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We Like Mike

- Mike Moore's energetic leadership of the World Trade Organisation had been crucial in getting the Doha Round under way, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Mike Moore Was A Success As WTO Leader: Minister [1] MORE: - TLN - "Well Done, Mike Moore!" [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00276.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0208/S00248.htm


TOW Fisheries Proposal Gives Small Iwi More Control

- The Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission’s proposals for allocation of the Fisheries Settlement give small Iwi more say and control over Aotearoa Fisheries Limited than if they had direct ownership of the shares. See... Iwi Have Say In NZ’s Largest Fishing Company [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00125.htm


From Kupe To Koreans – We’re All Immigrants

- Calling immigrants invaders and describing New Zealand’s immigration policy as treasonous is, “a pretty sad way to get attention,” says Christchurch Mayor Garry Moore. See... Immigration Fear Nothing New [1] SEE ALSO: - Lianne Dalziel - Immigration Briefing To Minister [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00124.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00283.htm


Sixth Form Cert In Sixes & Sevens

- “Our national school’s qualification system is entering a nightmare phase,” says NZ First education spokesperson, Brian Donnelly. See... Sixth Form Certificate Grades Will Be Meaningless [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00291.htm


Crime Stats Make Mockery Of Election Claims

- The Government's fallen flat on its face with its election campaign claims of a record low crime rate with today's release of the official crime statistics, says National's Police spokesman, Tony Ryall. See... Government Losing The Battle On Crime [1] MORE: - George Hawkins - Call For Report On Auckland Crime [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00288.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00290.htm


NZ Music/America’s Cup Tie-in

- New Zealand music will be promoted to the international music and media industries in a government-funded programme linked to the America’s Cup, Prime Minister Helen Clark and America’s Cup Minister Trevor Mallard announced today. See... America’s Cup Music Showcase [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00289.htm


24-hour Emergency Care To Thames Welcomed

- Green Co-Leader and former Coromandel MP Jeanette Fitzsimons today welcomed news that 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week emergency care would return to Thames Hospital, plus expanded facilities. See... Hospital Plans A Boost To Region – Fitzsimons [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00287.htm


Family Court Judge Appointed

- Attorney-General Margaret Wilson today announced the appointment of Ida Malosi of Manukau as a Family Court Judge. Judge Malosi will sit in Manukau after her swearing in next month. See... Family Court Judge Appointed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00286.htm


Cullen: United Future Agreement Will Ensure Results

- Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today and to welcome you to the Beehive. Unlike other recent arrivals in this place, you will not be required to sort yourselves into alphabetical order. See... Speech to Wellington North Rotary Club - Cullen [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00282.htm

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