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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
Tamihere Cites English As A Race Obsessive Maori Basher
NEW ZEALAND NEWS HEADLINES:
Bosnian Serb Doctor Death Gets Life Imprisonment
MORE INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:
The Bag End E-Voting Connexion Revealed
LATEST KEY LINKS FROM THE AMERICAN COUP PAGE
Howard's End: Useful Idiots
Images: Broadcaster, Painter Honoured At Govt. House
Satire - St Molesworth
Scoop Debuts In The Top Ten NZ Sites For July
Surrounded In The Holy Land
Jay Shaft: Homeless In The USA
Aziz Choudry: Where Words are Weapons
Katya Daily

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Aid To Solomons Agreed
Home Ownership Govt Scheme Announced
Maharey Commends Liquor Industry For Ad Clampdown
PM Congratulates Virionyx On Disease Research Collaborative
Appeal Court Slams Sentencing Act Says Franks -
Coddington Writes On Keeping Children Safer
Quivering Thumbs Up For Rodney’s Rates Bill: Nats
Has Labour Sealed 4-Weeks Holiday Backroom Deal?
Catlins School Redevelopment Great For Kids
Heather Roy Reflects One Year In Parliament

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LEAD STORY:
Tamihere Cites English As A Race Obsessive Maori Basher

- National leader Bill English appears to be obsessed with pursuing race-related politics. “A search of Bill's most recent speeches and statements posted on the National Party website reveals that 15 out of 23 – more than 65 per cent – involve statements critical of Maori," Mr Tamihere says. See... Bill's two standards of land ownership [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00008.htm

NEW ZEALAND NEWS HEADLINES:

  • Scoop Enters The Red Sheriff Audited Top 10 [1]
  • John Banks Says Rescue Helicopter Must Be Kept [2]
  • Business NZ Says Manufacturing Picks Up [3]
  • Singapore Airlines Announces First Quarter Loss Of $312 Million [4]
  • Takeovers Panel Will Meet on GPG and Tower [5]
  • GE Free Says Monsanto's Safety Tests Riddled With Flaws [6]
  • Kiwi Heads Ground-Breaking Work In Understanding Of Time [7]
  • Prince Charles Joins GE-Free campaign [8]
  • Complaints Board Rules On NZ Online Marketplaces [9]
  • North Shore City wins Creative NZ Award [10]
  • Arena Booklet Exposes Reality Of WTO [11]
  • Private Tertiary Education Policy Expert Appointed [12]
  • PPTA Slams School Housing Changes [13]
  • New Head For Victoria Psychology School [14]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0308/S00008.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0308/S00004.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0308/S00004.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0308/S00002.htm
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    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0308/S00004.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0308/S00003.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0308/S00002.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0308/S00001.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0308/S00001.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0308/S00002.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0308/S00004.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0308/S00002.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0308/S00001.htm


    Bosnian Serb Doctor Death Gets Life Imprisonment

    - The United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) today convicted a Bosnian Serb doctor of extermination and persecution of Bosnian Muslims, but acquitted him of genocide, and sentenced him to life in prison. See… Bosnian Serb Gets Life Imprisonment At UN Tribunal [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00006.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

    Asia/Pacific

  • U.S. Says Talks with N. Korea Will Be Multilateral [1]
  • Media Group Says New Tongan Law Unacceptable [2]
  • Middle East
  • PM Abbas Slams Israeli Wall as Racist [3]
  • Dahlan-Mofaz Meeting Fails to Produce Results [4]
  • Palestinian Detainees ‘Could Rebel’ if not Release [5]
  • ISM Activists Denied Bail, Promised Decent Food [6]
  • Iraq
  • Search for WMD Will Continue, White House Says [7]
  • UN steps up political assistance to Iraqis [8]
  • UK Government says Iraq action 'legal and justified' [9]
  • United Nations
  • UN Radio: Liberians Face Shortages of Supplies [10]
  • Africa
  • Security Council mulls text on troops for Liberia [11]
  • Security Council extends UN mission in West Sahara [12]
  • United States
  • White House Daily Briefing With Scott McClellan [13]
  • United Kingdom
  • UK firm wins jet contract [14]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00011.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00002.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00016.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00015.htm
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    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00004.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00010.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00009.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00008.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00012.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00005.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    The Bag End E-Voting Connexion Revealed

    - Go to Google , type "ROTK Trailer" into the box and click the "I am feeling lucky" button. See... Desperately Seeking The ROTK Trailer? Click Here [1] FOR MUCH MUCH MORE SEE SCOOP'S FEATURE PAGE... "A Very American Coup" [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00004.htm
    [2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=usacoup


    LATEST KEY LINKS FROM THE AMERICAN COUP PAGE

    **** JUST CLOSE THE CURTAIN CITIZEN - SLASHDOT [1] *** ELECTRONIC VOTING HITS A SNAG - WASH POST [2] ***** US:HACK THE VOTE - SLATE [3] *** NZ: THE BAG END, EVOTING CONNEXION - SCOOP [4] (max of five stars in ratings for new links)


    [1] - http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/07/28/2254242&mode=thread&tid=146&tid=152&tid=167&tid=185&tid=99
    [2] - http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A9025-2003Jul31.html
    [3] - http://slate.msn.com/id/2086455/
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00004.htm

    Howard's End: Useful Idiots

    - The High Court has been told that thousands and thousands of good law abiding citizens from North Cape to the Bluff, the vast majority of whom have never been to Court, have had a complete and utter stomach full of officials breaching their statutory obligations and fidcuiary duty towards them. Maree Howard writes. See... Good Citizens Have Had A Stomach Full Of Officials [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00003.htm


    Images: Broadcaster, Painter Honoured At Govt. House

    - Painter Robin White is made a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit at Government House today. See... Scoop Images: Painter Robin White Honoured By GG [1] Paul Holmes, broadcaster, receives the insignia of the Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit from Governor General Dame Silvia Cartwright. See... Scoop Images: Paul Holmes' Happy Day [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00010.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00008.htm


    Satire - St Molesworth

    - See... Top 10 Winston explanations for the taxi incident [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00009.htm


    Scoop Debuts In The Top Ten NZ Sites For July

    - Online news agency Scoop.co.nz has entered Red Sherriff’s Top Ten audited web sites in July. Little known in the advertising and media-planning world – news site Scoop.co.nz entered Red Sheriff’s Top 10 audited web sites at number 9, with over 240 000 unique visitors. See... Scoop Enters Red Sheriff Audited Top 10 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00007.htm


    Surrounded In The Holy Land

    - The town of Qalqilya was offered this week by Sharon to be transfered to Palestinian control. But there is no suggestion of removing the walls and fences which surround the city on nearly all sides, leaving only a single narrow exit. See... `You are guarding a ghetto!' [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00002.htm


    Jay Shaft: Homeless In The USA

    - As I watch far away images of body bags being filled, I see much closer images of bodies. I went by a local park the other day and it looked like a concentration camp crossed with a mass murder scene. See... Homeless And Starving In The Land Of The Free [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00011.htm


    Aziz Choudry: Where Words are Weapons

    - In early June, Canada's trade minister, Pierre Pettigrew exultantly announced the death of the "anti-globalization" movement. "I draw great satisfaction out of the fact that the phenomenon of anti-globalization has completely disappeared", he crowed. See... Satisfaction Not Guaranteed: WTO In Montreal [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00006.htm


    Katya Daily

    - I will concern Myself in the penances that you do without them appearing before the eyes of men. But we must understand each other well. What is the penance that I want from you? See... Katya Rivas: The Penance I Want Is Interior [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00001.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Aid To Solomons Agreed

    - New Zealand’s aid to the Solomon Islands will focus on getting teachers into every primary school classroom, and on re-building law and justice systems. See... Governments agree on NZ’s aid to Solomons [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00025.htm


    Home Ownership Govt Scheme Announced

    - Housing Minister Steve Maharey today announced a two-year Government initiative with Kiwibank to make access to home ownership easier for low to modest income earners. See... Home ownership mortgage programme announced [1] ALSO: - Anderton -Home loans a progressive step [2] - National - Housing scheme misses the target [3] - Anderton -National urged to cheer up [4] - ACT - Maharey's Housing Double Standard [5] - Greens - Loan scheme opens the door - but only a crack [6]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00003.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00002.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00007.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00015.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00021.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00006.htm


    Maharey Commends Liquor Industry For Ad Clampdown

    - Broadcasting Minister Steve Maharey is commending the advertising industry for agreeing to tighten alcohol television and radio advertising rules. See... Commitment to strengthen liquor advertising [1] ALSO: Anderton - Alcohol advertising code changes cause for concern [2] Govt - Minister welcomes crack down on alcohol ads [3] - Green - Booze ad ban needed, says Nandor [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00010.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00018.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00023.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00016.htm


    PM Congratulates Virionyx On Disease Research Collaborative

    - Prime Minister Helen Clark today congratulated New Zealand research company Virionyx on the announcement of new collaboration with two United States companies to develop treatments for infectious diseases like SARS, West Nile Virus and Dengue Fever, and ... See... PM welcomes biotechnology research development [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00022.htm


    Appeal Court Slams Sentencing Act Says Franks -

    ACT New Zealand Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks today described yesterday's Appeal Court judgement, on the section of the Sentencing Act that allows judges to set minimum non-parole periods, as a very blunt condemnation of Justice Minister Phil Goff. See... Appeal Court Damns Minister's Pride and Joy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00001.htm


    Coddington Writes On Keeping Children Safer

    - In 1996 when US President Bill Clinton signed in Megan's Law he said: 'We respect people's rights, but there is no right greater than a parent's right to raise a child in safety and love. That's why the law should follow those who prey on children wherever ... See... Liberty Belle: Saving Kids From Sexual Predators [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00012.htm


    Quivering Thumbs Up For Rodney’s Rates Bill: Nats

    - The National Party is supporting ACT MP Rodney Hide's private members Bill to limit rates increases. See... Qualified support for Rodney Hide's rates Bill [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00011.htm


    Has Labour Sealed 4-Weeks Holiday Backroom Deal?

    - The Labour Government appears to have stitched up another secret deal with its Trade Union cohorts that will see employers forced to carry massive new costs. See... Labour stitches up another secret deal [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00009.htm


    Catlins School Redevelopment Great For Kids

    - Education Minister Trevor Mallard today officially opened the recently completed re-development of the Catlins Area School at Owaka, South Otago. See... Re-developed Catlins school great for students [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00019.htm


    Heather Roy Reflects One Year In Parliament

    - One Year On I have now been an MP for one year and it is a good time to reflect on the Parliamentary term so far. See... Heather Roy's Diary - One Year On [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00020.htm

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