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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
Te Mangai Paho CEO To Step Down
Scoop Is In The House
NEW ZEALAND NEWS:
ERMA Review Points To Systems Failure On GE Supervision
More National Headlines:
INTERNATIONAL NEWS:
President Bush Urges Iraqi Resistance To "Bring It On"
More International Headlines:
SCOOP COLUMNS:
Putting The "Con" In NeoConservative
John Chuckman: Remembering The First 4th Of July
More Than Guns Needed In The Solomons
Buzzflash Special: A Spectacular Attack On Us All
Tom Flocco Is Following The 911 Commission Of Inquiry
Hard News And More Is There!
Katya Daily

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Tri-Partite Backing To Privy Council Petition
Damning Cervical Screening Report
Europe Adopts Strict GMO Food Labelling Regime
What Are Our Soldiers Doing Over There?
Fart Tax Modest And Fair – Hodgson
Griffins' Decision To Keep Cookie Factories Open
Emissions In The Energy Sector
Christopher Doig Has A New Job
Nandor Accused Of Hypotcrisy
Cullen Says He Has Plenty Of Folding
URGENCY: Consumer Protection Law Changes
URGENCY: Border Security Bill
URGENCY: Immigration Changes Passed

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LEAD STORY:
Te Mangai Paho CEO To Step Down

- "During the past months untrue and distressing statements have been made about me - by certain politicians and by the media - I would now expect that those concerned, if they have an ounce of decency, will apologise." See... CEO Trevor Moeke Vindicated by the Review [1] and Te Mangai Paho Review Concluded, CEO To Step Down [2] REACTION: - National - ACT/National: What does it take to get fired? [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0307/S00020.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0307/S00019.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00063.htm


Scoop Is In The House

– For Tuesday’s questions for oral answer transcript see... Questions Of The Day Transcript - July 1st 2003 [1] . There were no questions on Wednesday due to urgency in the House for Immigration law changes. The House remains under urgency this morning.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00045.htm

ERMA Review Points To Systems Failure On GE Supervision

- "Monitoring is presently weak: tardy reports are common and errors have gone undetected." See... ERMA not up to the job [1] . See also NZ Govt Response & Exec Summary Of The Report… ERMA's capability endorsed by review [2] and GE Free NZ reaction... Audit vindicates lack of confidence in ERMA [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00051.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00056.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0307/S00015.htm


More National Headlines:

  • Flu Factor Stretches Nurses To The Limit [1]
  • Targeted PAM Winter Aerial Operation On Today [2]
  • Gisborne Cervical Screening Inq recommendations [3]
  • PI, Maori Children Missing Out On Health Benefits [4]
  • 2003 bNet NZ Music Awards Nominees Announced [5]
  • Rail Volume Increases Up To 100% Possible With Govt. Plan [6]
  • Symantec’s Top 10 Malcious Threats For June 2003 [7]
  • NZ Security System Protects Indian Parliament [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0307/S00015.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0307/S00021.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00067.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0307/S00011.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0307/S00016.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0307/S00026.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0307/S00017.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0307/S00013.htm


    President Bush Urges Iraqi Resistance To "Bring It On"

    - " There are some who feel like -- that the conditions are such that they can attack us there. My answer is, bring them on. We've got the force necessary to deal with the security situation." President Bush Names Global AIDS Coordinator


    More International Headlines:

    Amnesty International

  • UK Armed Forces: Rape Of Hundreds Of Kenyan Women? [1]
  • Peru
  • Toledo’s Stock Continues to Fall [2]
  • Indonesia/Aceh/East Timor
  • Threats Against The Press - 'Media Own Enemy' [3]
  • Indonesia: Two Tv Newsmen Missing In Aceh [4]
  • East Timor Support Group Slams Media 'Hypocrisy' [5]
  • Middle East
  • Will Something Come Of It? An Evaluation [6]
  • Walls Make Good Ghettos - Demo. to Stop the Wall! [7]
  • Camp Against The Occupation, Tul Karem Region [8]
  • ISM: July 3 Action to Stop the Wall [9]
  • Freedom Summer Palestine Begins [10]
  • Israeli Breaches of Ceasefire [11]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00030.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00029.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00028.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00027.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00019.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00026.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00025.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00024.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00022.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00021.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00020.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Putting The "Con" In NeoConservative

    - So if the NeoConservative view of the world truly lives up to its billing as an engine for generating wealth, why would its marketing require such sophisticated, organized and well-funded deception, just to maintain an electoral balance? Why would it need marketing at all? See... Bill Grigsby: The NeoCon [1] . See also... Dennis Hans: Of Mice and (Con) Men [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00025.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00016.htm


    John Chuckman: Remembering The First 4th Of July

    - Many otherwise well-educated Americans know remarkably little about the actual circumstances of their country's birth. See... Chuckman: Lessons From The American Revolution [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00027.htm


    More Than Guns Needed In The Solomons

    - Although the intervention in the Solomon Islands has the blessing of the foreign minister for the Solomon Islands, Pacific Islands heads of state and the United Nations, there are some questions about the operation that remain unanswered. See... Opinion: The Solomons - We Need to Know More [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00026.htm


    Buzzflash Special: A Spectacular Attack On Us All

    - On September 11, 2001, when most were too numb to contemplate much of anything, Newsweek told us what to expect. See... UQ Wire: The Attack Has Been Spectacular [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00024.htm


    Tom Flocco Is Following The 911 Commission Of Inquiry

    - Senator For those Americans watching recent C-Span replays of 9/11 Commission testimony, particularly air force generals and other government officials addressing issues surrounding U.S. military air defense failures, a number of revelations suggested additional doors for further inquiry and witness scrutiny. See... UQ Wire: Pre-Attack Briefings As 9/11 Evidence [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00023.htm


    Hard News And More Is There!

    - Is anyone else wondering if perhaps we overlooked the real story in the midst of last year's Corngate wrangling? While the central contention in Seeds of Distrust - malign corporate influence at the highest levels of government - looks unprovable, ... See... Hard News 03/07/03 - Turns, Trajectories, Ends [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00022.htm


    Katya Daily

    - Always give thanks when you find yourself amidst the anguish of the human path. Be thankful for My charitable Love because I send you exactly the things you need to make you into My image. See... Katya Rivas: With Help Defeat The One of Darkness [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00020.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Tri-Partite Backing To Privy Council Petition

    - ACT, National and New Zealand First today welcomed the official approval of the wording of the petition to ensure voters get a say on Labour’s plan to abolish our longstanding legal right of final appeal to the Privy Council in London. See... Referendum On Appeals To Privy Council Approved [1] MORE: - Business NZ - Constitutional Change By Stealth Not On [2] - Business Roundtable - Privy Council: Lessons From Australia [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00082.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0307/S00026.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0307/S00022.htm


    Damning Cervical Screening Report

    - Health Minister Annette King says the final report from UK cervical screening expert Dr Euphemia McGoogan into the implementation of recommendations from the Gisborne Cervical Screening Inquiry offers much encouragement, but warns there is still a lot to do. See... Gisborne Cervical Screening Inq. recommendations [1] MORE: - GPs - Focus on patient safety, not scapegoats [2] - Green - Cervical cancer criticism devastating [3] - NZ First - Cervical Screening Programme A Mess [4] - National - Ministry not taking cervical screening seriously [5] - ACT - Damning Report Shows Ministry Inadequacies [6] - Is Cervical Programme Effective? [7]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00067.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0307/S00013.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00073.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00089.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00081.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00075.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00072.htm


    Europe Adopts Strict GMO Food Labelling Regime

    - Hailed as a historic victory for consumers, the European Parliament today adopted the world’s strictest and most comprehensive rules on the labelling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). See... Europe Toughens GE Labelling Laws To US Chagrin [1] MORE: - Greenpeace Intl. - EU Parl. Paves The Way For GMO-Free Europe [2] - Greens - NZ must follow EU on GE labelling [3] . - ACT Greens Dealt Another Blow [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0307/S00025.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00023.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00068.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00087.htm


    What Are Our Soldiers Doing Over There?

    - Green MP Keith Locke wants the Government to re-think its commitment of army engineers to Iraq in the light of British government misleading portrayal of their role. See... New Zealand military role in Iraq confused [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00088.htm


    Fart Tax Modest And Fair – Hodgson

    - The Government's proposed levy on farmers to fund research into reducing the agriculture sector's greenhouse gas emissions is modest and fair, says the Convenor of the Ministerial Group on Climate Change, Pete Hodgson. See... Greenhouse gas research levy is modest and fair [1] MORE: - ACT - Minister's Position Indefensible [2] - Statistics New Zealand - Statistics NZ's Data Not Used for Levies [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00061.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00086.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0307/S00038.htm


    Griffins' Decision To Keep Cookie Factories Open

    - The Green Party has congratulated Griffin's for maintaining its a strong commitment to New Zealand's economy by keeping both its Lower Hutt and Auckland factories open. See... Eating kiwi icons keeps us all in jobs [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00084.htm


    Emissions In The Energy Sector

    - Greenhouse gas emissions from New Zealand's energy sector continue to grow, according to the latest available statistics. See... Energy sector greenhouse gas emissions: new data [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00083.htm


    Christopher Doig Has A New Job

    - Minister for Sport and Recreation Trevor Mallard is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Doig and Sarah Sandley to the Sport and Recreation New Zealand (SPARC) Board. Appointments to Sport and Recreation NZ Board [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00080.htm


    Nandor Accused Of Hypotcrisy

    - United Future leader, Peter Dunne, said today he was stunned by the hypocrisy and effrontery of Green MP Nandor Tanczos in his latest endeavour to promote the illegal activity of cannabis use. See... Dunne Stunned By Tanczos's Hypocrisy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00079.htm


    Cullen Says He Has Plenty Of Folding

    - In my opening remarks to this function, I have been asked to switch my attention from the operating side of the government’s finances to the capital side. See... Address to ABN AMRO client function - Cullen [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00078.htm


    URGENCY: Consumer Protection Law Changes

    - The Consumer Protection (Definition of Goods and Services) Bill, passed by Parliament today, creates a more level playing field for consumers and businesses, says Consumer Affairs Minister Judith Tizard. See... Utilities now covered by consumer protection law [1] and Tougher penalties to protect consumers [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00077.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00076.htm


    URGENCY: Border Security Bill

    - The safety of New Zealand from terrorism, trans-national crime and the security of our trade and trading partners are central to the Border Security Bill, which underwent its first reading in Parliament today. See... Border Security Bill passes first reading stage [1] and First Reading Speech For The Border Security Bill [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00065.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00066.htm


    URGENCY: Immigration Changes Passed

    - Legislation paving the way for the new Skilled Migrant Category was passed by Parliament this afternoon, Immigration Minister Lianne Dalziel said. See... Immigration Amendment Bill passed [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00064.htm

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