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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Tall Black Magic!
Price For US/NZ Free Trade Will Be Going To War
The Week In The House
Guest Opinion: The Cornutopians Critiqued
Keith Rankin: Nationalisation Works For Rail
Guy’s World Steps Out Of The Scoop Shed
Remembering 911 In Wellington
Go North And Propser, Eric Watson
Jobs Aren’t A Dead End, Benefits Are
Penis Day And Societal Genitalisation
Doing Nothing Is Not An Option, Says Dubya
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)
Education Ministry Delivers Mallard Blunt Briefing
NZ Could Be In For An Oil Shock
Post-Millennial Librarianship
Maori TV Will Prove Its Worth, Says Horomia
A-Frame Hugs And Air Kisses For Fashion Industry NZ
These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees
Tourism Info Re-branded


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Tall Black Magic!

- New Zealand Basketball legends the Tall Blacks are through to the semi-finals of the World Championships in Indianapolis after a 65 to 63 point victory over Puerto Rico. See... Tall Blacks Beat Puerto Rico - Into Semi Finals [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00031.htm


Price For US/NZ Free Trade Will Be Going To War

- Green Party Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Keith Locke has congratulated National's Lockwood Smith on reaching the same conclusion as the Greens: a Free Trade deal with the United States can only be bought by going to war. See... What Cost Free Trade? [1] SEE ALSO: - Ken Shirley - Iraq Stance Will Prove Costly [2] - Wayne Mapp - New Zealand Must Remember Its Allies [3] - Winston Peters - Iraq Attack [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00071.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00078.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00069.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00074.htm


The Week In The House

- Tuesday's Q&A [1] - Wednesday's Q&A [2] – Thursday's Q&A [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00037.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00060.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00086.htm


Guest Opinion: The Cornutopians Critiqued

- Bjørn Lomborg and other cornucopians claim that environmentalists are professional scaremongers and that environmental problems can be solved through technology and the accumulation of wealth. See... Guest Opinion: The Prospect of Cornutopia [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00030.htm


Keith Rankin: Nationalisation Works For Rail

- Two weeks ago I suggested that the airline industry was going through a transformation that would make it much like any other form of transport; for example like buses. Air New Zealand has travelled further down that road than its Goliath rival Qantas. See... Keith Rankin: Transport Modes [1] RELATED: - ACT - Taxpayers Taken For a Ride [2] - ACT - Govt Must Not Bail Out Tranz Rail [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00029.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00092.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00065.htm


Guy’s World Steps Out Of The Scoop Shed

- Past the carcasses of plastic toys spurned, through the long grass littered with rusting bicycle parts and discarded sports equipment, and into New Zealand’s most interconnected garden shed. See... Guy’s World: Goodbye Garden Shed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00028.htm


Remembering 911 In Wellington

- Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today that a service of remembrance will be held in Wellington on 11 September, the first anniversary of last year’s terrorist attacks in the United States. See... 11 September Service Of Remembrance [1] SEE ALSO: - UQ Wire: Remembering 911 - What's Left Undone [2] - NYC Area Events To Challenge Official 9/11 Story [3] - NZ Aviation Security Service - One Year On [4] - Michael Cullen - Stock Exchange September 11 Gesture [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00087.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00018.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00055.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0209/S00014.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00061.htm


Go North And Propser, Eric Watson

- Eric Watson heads to London with the full blessing, if not congratulations, of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce - and a message! See... Congratulations Eric Watson [1] MORE: - Richard Prebble - Another Top Businessman Leaves NZ [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0209/S00031.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00075.htm


Jobs Aren’t A Dead End, Benefits Are

- “I challenge both of the Ministers of Social Services, Steve Maharey and Associate Ruth Dyson, to define a dead end job,” DPB opponent, Lindsay Mitchell says. See... Ministers Stuck In A 'Dead End' Paradox [1] MORE: - ACT - Government's First Legislation is Shameful [2] - Nats - United’s Inexperience Exposed [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00025.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00077.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00084.htm


Penis Day And Societal Genitalisation

- The AIDS Foundation declared Thursday 'National penis* Day' claiming that this is "a fun way to promote men's sexual health". The news release talks health, but it's really a front for ideology. See... Maxim Institute - real issues - No. 32 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00026.htm


Doing Nothing Is Not An Option, Says Dubya

- One of the things I made very clear to the members here is that doing nothing about that serious threat is not an option for the United States. See... President Bush Begins His Sale Of War With Iraq [1] BRITAIN PITCHES IN: - FOM Mike O'Brien - 'A threat that Britain cannot ignore' [2] - Tony Blair - Iraq Press Conference - Full Transcript [3] - UQ Wire - Funding War PR With Foreign Cash [4] - Firas Al-Atraqchi - American Group Defies Rhetoric [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00056.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00066.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00065.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00021.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00023.htm


Daily Katya Rivas

- My daughter, every Message, every word, every phrase is designed with great love, with the sole aim of helping you on your way... Many of My children do not believe in anything. See... Katya Rivas: Springs of Life [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00027.htm


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Education Ministry Delivers Mallard Blunt Briefing

- Briefing papers for the Education Minister bluntly reveal he has run down the schooling system after three years in office, ACT Education Spokesman Donna Awatere Huata said today. See... Papers Reveal Education System In "Stress" [1] MORE: - Donna Huata - Poll Shows Mallard Out Of Touch [2] - Trevor Mallard - Education Briefing Papers Released [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00094.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00091.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00090.htm


NZ Could Be In For An Oil Shock

- “Energy Minister Pete Hodgson must explain why New Zealand's oil stock has reduced by 20 days in a week,” National Energy Spokesperson Gerry Brownlee said today. See... Govt Must Explain Petrol-Diesel Shortage [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00093.htm


Post-Millennial Librarianship

- National Library Minister Marian Hobbs is challenging libraries to ensure community information needs are being met in the face of growing and rapidly changing information resources and technology. See... Minister Supports Library Week September 8-14 2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00089.htm


Maori TV Will Prove Its Worth, Says Horomia

- Maori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia said the Maori Television Service will be an important vehicle for innovative and creative indigenous television, promoting Maori language and Maori perspectives on this nation’s life and culture. See... Maori Television Service Good For The Country [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00085.htm


A-Frame Hugs And Air Kisses For Fashion Industry NZ

- Our fashion industry presents New Zealand with a huge opportunity to be seen by the rest of the world as innovative and focussed on quality, Industry and Regional Development Minister Jim Anderton said today at the launch of the new industry association: Fashion Industry NZ. See... Innovation & quality will produce economic success [1] and Launch of Fashion Industry NZ - Anderton Speech [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00082.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00083.htm


These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees

- Steve Chadwick replaced Jill Pettis on the Government Administration Committee and on the Health Committee. Ms Chadwick was also elected chairperson of the Health Committee. See... Select Committee Business 6-13 September 2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00095.htm


Tourism Info Re-branded

- The Minister of Tourism, Mark Burton, unveiled the first i-SITE, the new visitor information logo, at the Taupo Visitor Information Centre today. See... Launching The First New i-SITE [1] MORE: - Tourism NZ - New i-SITE for Visitors land [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00088.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0209/S00030.htm


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