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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Mothers Mount Legal Challenge To Mutant Cows
Stateside: God Save Us From George And His Strange Friends
Howard’s End: Desperation Online At ACC Schmozzling
Kiwi Muslims Declare For Peace And Goodwill
London Palestine/Israel Peace Conference
Greenpeace Seeks To Protect Cyber-Criticism Of Oil Giants
Trade Deficit Confirmed
The State Of The World According To Kofi Annan
The State Of The World According To Tony Blair
Pope Says Give Peace A Chance
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Eco-terror Threats Look Like Greenie Spin
Don’t Tell Micky About Unemployment Stats
A Novel Way Of Getting Rid Of Helen
NCEA Delay
National Supports Country GP
Money For Private Biodiversity
Christchurch To Unite Against Iraq War This Sat.

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Mothers Mount Legal Challenge To Mutant Cows

- MAdGE today issued proceedings in the High Court at Auckland seeking to cancel the recent decision by Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA), allowing AgResearch to insert human and other animal genes into cows. See... Mothers Take Government To High Court Over GE Cows [1] REACTION: - LSN - Auckland mothers should follow rules on GM too [2] - GE Free NZ - Community backing for legal challenge on GE Cows [3] - Green Party - Greens support 'mutant cow' court case [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0301/S00030.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0301/S00038.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0301/S00032.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00082.htm


Stateside: God Save Us From George And His Strange Friends

- God save us from those who presume to know what's in the heart of God, whatever religion they may be. See... Why I am not quite an atheist [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00045.htm


Howard’s End: Desperation Online At ACC Schmozzling

- Police are being congratulated by ACC support groups for promptly swinging into action on Monday night when a farewell message posted on an ACC support website prompted claimant concern about the safety of one of their own. See... ACC Shambles Ruining People’s Lives [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00044.htm


Kiwi Muslims Declare For Peace And Goodwill

- New Zealand's Muslim community should be applauded for their declaration of peace and goodwill today, Ethnic Affairs Minister Chris Carter said. See... Minister applauds declaration from NZ Muslims [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00085.htm


London Palestine/Israel Peace Conference

- The participants joined the Palestinians in expressing support for a just and comprehensive peace including a final settlement of the Israel-Palestinian conflict, as presented in President Bush's 24 June speech and resulting in the emergence of an independent, sovereign, democratic, and viable Palestinian state living side by side in peace and security with Israel and its other neighbours. See... Outcomes Of London Conf. On Palestinian Reform [1] MORE: - Jack Straw - Conference Comprehensive And Constructive – Straw [2] - UN - Importance of London talks on Palestinian reform [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0301/S00063.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0301/S00064.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0301/S00066.htm


Greenpeace Seeks To Protect Cyber-Criticism Of Oil Giants

- A French court will tomorrow hear the next round in Esso's attempt to curtail freedom of expression on the internet. See... Esso's attempt to cybercensor critics in court [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0301/S00057.htm


Trade Deficit Confirmed

- The provisional value of merchandise exports for November 2002 is $2,465 million, according to updated figures from Statistics New Zealand. Merchandise imports are $2,898 million, giving a merchandise trade deficit of $434 million or 17.6 percent. See... Merchandise Trade Deficit Confirmed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0301/S00026.htm


The State Of The World According To Kofi Annan

- We start the year with anxiety – anxiety over the prospect of war in Iraq, over nuclear proliferation in the Korean peninsula, and over what seems like violence without end in the Middle East. See... UN Secretary-General's press conference - 14 Jan [1] and Annan optimistic Iraq can be disarmed peacefully [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0301/S00068.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0301/S00067.htm


The State Of The World According To Tony Blair

- Prime Minister Tony Blair has held his monthly press conference in the State Dining Room at Downing Street. These press conferences allow journalists to ask the Prime Minister questions on any aspect of government policy. See... PM Tony Blair Press Conference 13 January [1] and Saddam should take the peaceful route and disarm [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0301/S00062.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0301/S00061.htm


Pope Says Give Peace A Chance

- John Paul II urged an emphatic 'No to war!' in Iraq and the Holy Land, when he received the ambassadors of the world accredited to the Vatican. See... "No to War!" in Iraq and Holy Land- John Paul II [1] ...See also COUNTDOWN TO WAR FEATURE PAGE [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0301/S00060.htm
[2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=countdowniraq


Daily Katya Rivas

- Little children, I want to hear your FIAT; I want to change your lowly wills with My Supreme FIAT. See... Katya Rivas: Wait Attentively for My Return [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00046.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Eco-terror Threats Look Like Greenie Spin

- Alleged threats of eco-terrorism to Kapiti, Cod Fish and Stewart Islands appear to have all the hallmarks of green extremists determined to undermine the credibility of the hunting community, says ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff. See... Minister Barking Up The Wrong Tree [1] FULL COVERAGE: - Fed Farmers - Ecoterrorist Threats Unacceptable [2] - NZ Govt - Threats to conservation sanctuaries shocking [3] and Public's help needed to protect conservation areas [4] - Greens - Hunting radicals holding heritage to ransom [5] - NZ First - Lock-Up Eco Lunatics Says New Zealand First [6] - The Game and Forest Foundation - Threats to Kapiti Island Wildlife Condemned [7] - New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association’s - NZDA Appalled At Ecological Sabotage Threats [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00080.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0301/S00037.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00056.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00070.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00066.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00060.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0301/S00026.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0301/S00024.htm


Don’t Tell Micky About Unemployment Stats

- “Michael Joseph Savage would turn in his grave if he knew more than 6000 Kiwis have been on the dole for a decade or more,” according to the National Party’s Employment spokeswoman Katherine Rich. See... Labour employment policy flops [1] and Labour Sanctions Long-Term Unemployment [2] . See also the Government’s response... Clarification: 10-yr plus unemployment statistics [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00086.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00077.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00087.htm


A Novel Way Of Getting Rid Of Helen

- National says New Zealand should be backing Australia in putting pressure on North Korea against its withdrawal from international treaties. See... National calls for delegation to North Korea [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00084.htm


NCEA Delay

- Education Minister Trevor Mallard should apologise to students for the serious delay in releasing NCEA results, ACT New Zealand Associate Education spokesman Deborah Coddington said today. See... Students Deserve Better [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00083.htm


National Supports Country GP

- National Health Spokesperson Dr Lynda Scott says she backs comments from a South Canterbury doctor against the Government’s restructure of primary health care. See... Criticism of new primary health system supported [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00081.htm


Money For Private Biodiversity

- The first distribution of funding to improve indigenous biodiversity on private land was announced today by the Ministers for the Environment and Conservation, Marian Hobbs and Chris Carter. See... Indigenous biodiversity projects funded [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00078.htm


Christchurch To Unite Against Iraq War This Sat.

- Supporters of peace will be gathering outside the Canterbury Museum at 1:30 PM this Saturday (January 18). See... Christchurch march against war on Iraq [1] MORE PROTEST NOTICES: - Anti Bases - Waihopai Spybase Protest [2] - PMA - National - what’s on where listings [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0301/S00036.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0301/S00034.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0301/S00031.htm


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