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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Point of View: The Racist We Love To Hate
Stateside: The Tall Blacks Conspiracy Debunked
SAS Secrets Revealed – On The Web
Howard’s End: ACC Is Broke
“Beautifully Realised” Whale Rider Wins Popular Acclaim
Countdown To War: You Are Being Lied To
Countdown To War: Speaking For NZ – Goff At The UN
Countdown To War: The View From Jeddah Of Gulf Tensions
Countdown To War: Peace Movement Briefing On War With Iraq
Countdown To War: Latest Official US War PR
Designer Babies
Hemp Is In The House
ZZZZZzzzzzt: Scoop Has Feedback
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Nigeria - Where Beauty Meets Beastly
ERMA Wants More Money
The Extent Of Child Poverty In NZ
Flooding The Arnold – A New Eco-Battle Begins
Little Brother Exploitation Concerns
Dairy Biotech Pioneers Show The Way – Sutton
Skills Shortages In The Carpet Industry
Disabilities Campaign Begins Today
Kiwi Bank Deposits A Bit Thin – Hide
Dunedin Drainage Company Purchases Worry ACT

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Point of View: The Racist We Love To Hate

- Racists in our midst? Without doubt Winston Peters has won first place in the ‘racist we all love to hate,’ category. No right thinking, liberal minded person would embrace his philosophies. See... The Racist Cacophony [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00091.htm


Stateside: The Tall Blacks Conspiracy Debunked

- Midweek, a Yugoslavian work colleague went out of his way to tell me what a great team the Tall Blacks are, thus saving me from the conspiracy theory that had been forming in my mind since the previous weekend. See... Stateside with Rosalea: The TV Duel [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00087.htm


SAS Secrets Revealed – On The Web

- Green Party Foreign Affairs spokesperson Keith Locke has criticised the government for denying the public information about our SAS troops in Afghanistan that is readily available on the internet. See... Web Site Data Undermines NZ’s Secret War [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00240.htm


Howard’s End: ACC Is Broke

- If the Accident Compensation Corporation was a private company it would likely have no customers, MP's would be jumping up and down in the House over its behaviour and state-owned television, TV1, would be carrying programs on Fair Go, Holmes and Sunday slamming the organisation. Maree Howard writes. See... Howard's End: ACC - If It’s Broke, Fix It [1] More: - National - Government lets farmers down again [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00088.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00244.htm


“Beautifully Realised” Whale Rider Wins Popular Acclaim

- The AGF People's Choice Award is voted on by Toronto Festival audiences – known worldwide for their enthusiasm and love of cinema. The 2002 award goes to Niki Caro's WHALE RIDER, a beautifully realised story set in New Zealand that follows a young girl whose destiny is irrevocably bound with the cornerstone myth of her patriarchal tribe. See… Stellar Year For Festival Wraps With Awards


Countdown To War: You Are Being Lied To

- As we move towards a broader war against Iraq - remember, the last one never ended - one thing is clear: there is a definite need for a regime change. . . in the American media. See... UnderNews: Regime Change Needed In US Media [1] . See also... USA Today Repeats Myths on Iraq Inspectors [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00090.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00154.htm


Countdown To War: Speaking For NZ – Goff At The UN

- “The situation in Iraq is also a threat to world peace but we must look for solutions which resolve and do not exacerbate that threat.” See... Goff statement to UN General Assembly [1] MORE: - Green Party - UN Must Resist Bush's Bullying [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00250.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00239.htm


Countdown To War: The View From Jeddah Of Gulf Tensions

- It seems America and Bush in particular wants to wage war on Iraq, and has spent months trying to convince American citizens and other countries that Saddam is so dangerous that he must be removed at all costs. See... Behind The Veil: Making Iraq The Next Afghanistan [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00089.htm


Countdown To War: Peace Movement Briefing On War With Iraq

- Unfortunately the US is on a determined course towards war that can only be stopped by a massive international movement of opposition. See... Is A War Against Iraq A Real Possibility? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00143.htm


Countdown To War: Latest Official US War PR

- DoD - Background Briefing on Terrorism and WMD [1] - State Department’s Richard Armitage - Interview on FOX & Friends [2] , NBC [3] - Secretary Of State Colin Powell Interview on CBS [4] , Interview on CNN [5] - White House - Radio Address [6] , Bush and Berlusconi [7] , Bush Presser 9/13 [8] , Press Gaggle by Ari Fleischer [9] - UK Government - Co-operation in the fight against terrorism vital [10] See also...COUNTDOWN TO WAR FEATURE PAGE [11]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00141.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00153.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00152.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00151.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00150.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00149.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00148.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00147.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00146.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00144.htm
[11] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=photos


Designer Babies

- Confirmation of New Zealand’s first baby developed through pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) has highlighted the fact that the genetic engineering of human babies is now in the realm of science fact, not fiction and could soon be carried out here. See... Brave new world here already [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0209/S00020.htm


Hemp Is In The House

- Images from the Green Party showing Green Party MP Nandor Tanczos and Co-Leader Rod Donald installing Hemp Insulation into a ceiling space in a Green Party owned Wellington house. See... Images: Nandor And Rod Installing Hemp Insulation [1] and First hemp insulation installed - a boost for bill [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00256.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00242.htm


ZZZZZzzzzzt: Scoop Has Feedback

- In This Edition: A reply to Keith Rankin's "A Brief Reflection" - Getting Right Up Their Noses - The Real Y2k Bug - 911 And All That - Link: The Ballad of John O'Neill See... Scoop Feedback: 911 And All That [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00092.htm


Daily Katya Rivas

- Beloved one, sweetness of your God, I am here. Let us begin with a reflection: Do not be impatient, but go at My pace a minute at a time. See... Katya Rivas: Men of Little Faith [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00086.htm



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IMAGES: Nandor Hanging Around In Wellington

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Nigeria - Where Beauty Meets Beastly

- Green Women's Affairs Spokesperson Sue Kedgley today supported YWCA calls for 'Miss New Zealand' organisers to boycott the Miss World Pageant in Nigeria in protest over that country's abuse of women. See... Boycott Nigerian beauty competition - Greens [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00248.htm


ERMA Wants More Money

- The government is engaged in a comprehensive followup to the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification, Environment Minister Marian Hobbs said today when releasing ministerial briefing papers from the Environmental Risk Management Authority. See... ERMA briefing released [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00238.htm


The Extent Of Child Poverty In NZ

- There are approximately 900,000 dependent children in New Zealand. Of those almost one in three live in benefit-led households. More than 60 per cent – 185,000 - live with a sole parent receiving the Domestic Purposes Benefit. See... Research Examines Child Poverty in New Zealand [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00236.htm


Flooding The Arnold – A New Eco-Battle Begins

- Suggestions by Energy Minister Pete Hodgson that the Conservation Act should be amended to allow conservation areas to be made available for other purposes were rejected with impatience and anger today by the chair of ECO. ... See... Conservation Orgs Warn off Energy Minister [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00075.htm


Little Brother Exploitation Concerns

- We must let our children be children, said National Party Leader Bill English, responding to a radio station promotion in Palmerston North that emulates the TV reality series Big Brother. See... Let children be children [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00255.htm


Dairy Biotech Pioneers Show The Way – Sutton

- The launch of a new dairy biotechnology company demonstrated the rural sector's grasp of what was required in a knowledge society, Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Dairy industry puts knowledge wave into action [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00254.htm


Skills Shortages In The Carpet Industry

- Bridging skills shortages is the key to maintaining high growth, said Industry and Regional Development Minister, Jim Anderton. See... Training is key to Industry Growth [1] and Carpet and textiles industries Cadet scheme launch [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00253.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00252.htm


Disabilities Campaign Begins Today

- Disability Issues Minister Ruth Dyson will launch the New Zealand CCS national disability awareness campaign, ‘What Did you Say?’ in the Banquet Hall at 5.30pm on Monday, 16 September 2002. See... ‘What Did You Say?” campaign launch [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00251.htm


Kiwi Bank Deposits A Bit Thin – Hide

- ACT Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide said today that contrary to Jim Anderton's projections, his much-vaunted Kiwi Bank is struggling to attract deposits. See... Kiwi Bank Struggles for Kiwi Funds [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00247.htm


Dunedin Drainage Company Purchases Worry ACT

-The purchase of roading and drainage companies by the Dunedin City Council's `Delta Utilities' company must be of concern to industry, ACT Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff said today. See... Dunedin Council Competes Against Ratepayers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00245.htm

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