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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
Everyone’s Talking About Iraq - Except George
AIDS Foundation Welcomes Immigration Review
National Penis Day Looms
National Penis Day? Get Your Hand Off It
SPCS Makes Its Submission On Baise-Moi
Foot & Mouth Outbreak Practice Run
ZZZzzzttt Feedback
Bloody Detention Centre Protest At Weekend
Trampling Thars Taken To Task
Coca-cola Appropriates Indian Farmers’ Water
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)
Taxpayers Feeding A Lot Of Mouths
Defence Minister Briefed
National Meets Oz Defence Minister
Growth Uncertain At NZ’s Current Energy Levels
ACC Minister briefed
Niche Filling PTEs Encouraged To Apply For Funding
Coromandel Sawmill To Bring Jobs To The Region
Cullen Amongst Friends In LA
Foreign Affairs & Trade Ministers briefed
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Scoop Is In The House

– Today’s questions for oral answer. An uncorrected transcript of today’s question time will be posted in the Parliament wire this evening. See... Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 4 September [1] - Tuesday's Q&A [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00052.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00037.htm


Everyone’s Talking About Iraq - Except George

– UK PM Tony Blair has broken a 12 day silence on Iraq and the U.S. President has returned from his Crawford vacation. Everyone is talking about Iraq. - UK - 28 August PM's lobby briefing - Iraq & WSSD [1] and Tony Blair Warns World Over Iraqi WMD Plans [2] - Iraq - Iraq refutes US and British allegations [3] - US - DoD News Briefing 3/9 - Rumsfeld and Gen. Myers [4] and White House Press Briefing [5] - United Nations - Annan, Iraqi Deputy PM Discuss Weapons Inspections [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00041.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00038.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00040.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00039.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00037.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00034.htm


AIDS Foundation Welcomes Immigration Review

- New Zealand AIDS Foundation Executive Director Kevin Hague today expressed support for the Government’s intention to review how health issues are dealt with in an immigration context. See... AIDS Foundation Supportive Of Immigration Review [1] and Questions For Oral Answer - 3 September 2002 [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00015.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00037.htm


National Penis Day Looms

- With National Penis Day looming tomorrow, the AIDS Foundation is reminding media of key points about the campaign and the day. See... Remember your member on the 5th of September! [1] MORE: - AIDS Foundation Focuses On Men’s Health [2] - AIDS Foundation Strikes Problem with Billboard [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00018.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00009.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00008.htm


National Penis Day? Get Your Hand Off It

- Who was the “dickhead” that organised tomorrow’s National Penis Day? A nationwide discussion of men’s health issues is noble, but it won’t happen as a result of a day promoting the penis. Will National Penis day achieve its aim? See... Big News: Taking The Piss [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00017.htm


SPCS Makes Its Submission On Baise-Moi

- My introduction is by way of appeal to the Board to act to ensure that this pernicious production is either substantially cut or banned because the availability of the publication is likely to be injurious to the public good. See... SPCS Submission On Baise-Moi [1] SEE ALSO: - Peter Brown - Obscene Films Have No Place In NZ [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00017.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00044.htm


Foot & Mouth Outbreak Practice Run

- New Zealand will observe how Australia would cope in the face of a foot and mouth disease outbreak during a simulation exercise to be held in Australia from 9 to13 September. See... NZ In Australian Foot & Mouth Disease Simulation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0209/S00009.htm


ZZZzzzttt Feedback

- In This Edition: Incorrect Headline - David Millar Offline - Try Living In Israel - Bill English Criticises Fathers - Think Again Bill And Co – Bill English Needs Educating See... ZZZzzzttt Feedback [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00016.htm


Bloody Detention Centre Protest At Weekend

- Curtin detention centre, in Australia's remote north-west, was the scene of riots at the weekend, and the authorities are still trying to calm the situation down. See... Bloody Protest at Aust. Refugee Detention Centre [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00014.htm


Trampling Thars Taken To Task

- Farming Himalayan thar outside their feral range increases the risk that these voracious alpine plant consumers will escape and spread into new areas, says the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society. See... Forest And Bird Supports Measures To Limit Thar [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00014.htm


Coca-cola Appropriates Indian Farmers’ Water

- Coca-cola Company in Plachimada, Kerala has devastated the Livelihood Resources of the Tribals, Dalit Landless, Small and Marginal Farmers of the State of Kerala. See... Struggle Against Coca Cola Company in Kerala [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00036.htm


Daily Katya Rivas

- Love of My wounds, be calm, think of My suffering on the terrible night of Gethsemane. Then I was alone, apparently, nobody was there beside Me. See... Katya Rivas: Those Suffering Today Join My Passion [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00011.htm


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Taxpayers Feeding A Lot Of Mouths

- New Zealand's taxpayers have a lot of mouths to feed according to statistics contained in the State Services Commission briefing papers to incoming Ministers released today. The National Party spokesperson on State Services, Murray McCully says the papers disclose a total of 223,700 full time employees in the public sector. See... A Lot Of Mouths To Feed [1] SEE ALSO: - State Services Briefing To Minister Released [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00053.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00048.htm


Defence Minister Briefed

- The importance of New Zealand's role in the Pacific region is emphasised in the joint Ministry of Defence and New Zealand Defence Force briefing paper released by Mark Burton today. See... Defence Briefing Released [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00046.htm


National Meets Oz Defence Minister

- National raised its core defence principals of credible forces and inter-operability with Australia at a meeting between Australian Defence Minister Senator Robert Hill and National Defence Spokesperson Richard Worth today. See... National Meets With Australian Defence Minister [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00039.htm


Growth Uncertain At NZ’s Current Energy Levels

- The growing uncertainty over primary energy supplies for electricity generation does not bode well for growth, says Business NZ. See... Uncertain Energy Future Does Nothing For Growth [1] SEE ALSO: - Briefings To Incoming Energy Minister Released [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0209/S00021.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00045.htm


ACC Minister briefed

- New Zealand’s accident compensation scheme continues to reflect the original principles drawn up by Sir Owen Woodhouse in 1974, ACC Minister Ruth Dyson said today. See... ACC Briefing To Incoming Minister Released [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00054.htm


Niche Filling PTEs Encouraged To Apply For Funding

- Private Training Establishments are being invited to apply for additional funding to teach programmes next year that fill important niches in New Zealand’s tertiary education system. See... Applications Sought For PTEs [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00050.htm


Coromandel Sawmill To Bring Jobs To The Region

- Industry and Regional Development Minister, Jim Anderton today welcomed the announcement that Blue Mountain Lumber Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ernslaw One Ltd, plans to install a $25 - $30M sawmill on the Coromandel Peninsula. See... Coromandel To Benefit From Wood Processing Plant [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00049.htm


Cullen Amongst Friends In LA

- Thank you for coming today. New Zealand and the United States are, in the words of Secretary of State Colin Powell, “very, very, very good friends”. See... Cullen Speech to Los Angeles World Affairs Council [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00047.htm


Foreign Affairs & Trade Ministers briefed

- New and evolving challenges such as the post-September 11 security environment and the issue of asylum seekers and people smuggling are among issues covered in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade post-election briefing released today by Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff. See... MFAT Briefing Released [1] and MFAT Briefings To Incoming Government Published [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00042.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00043.htm


MORE MAIDEN SPEECHES:

- Maiden Speech - Brian Connell [1] - Heather Roy: Maiden Speech [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00041.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00038.htm

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