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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY: PM's Presser With Kevin List
Team Alinghi Sacks Russell Courts
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
New Millennium African Humanitarian Crisis Arrives
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Pacific Ecologist: Seabed Law Is Legislative Theft
David Miller: The Politics Of Speed
Hard News Is There!
Reader Opinion: First They Dug The Hole…
Chomsky On The Sharon 'Disengagement Plan'
Poem: A Stateless Palestinian Escapes Injustice
Bernard Weiner Writes An Acceptable Acceptance Speech
UQ Wire: Why The 911 Commission Saw No Evil
Valenzeula: George Bush's Legacy – Part III

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Failed Child Welfare Initiative Gets National Rollout - United
Politics According To ACT – The Letter
Hello Elizabeth Where Have You Been? - Franks
Food Safety Apologist Living Up To It's Name
Turner Dubious About Nats Sickness Benefit Solution
Cool Islands Maori Enters The Curriculum
Families Living In Cars Maharey's Responsibility
200 EDS Jobs Down To The Gummint Says Jim
Ministers Talking To Local Government
Govt. Poneke & Moriori Walking Forwards Together

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Scoop Is In The House

- For today's questions see... Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 27 July 2004 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00430.htm


LEAD STORY:
PM's Presser With Kevin List

In This Edition: Israelis And Intelligence - New New Zealand Public Policy Think Tank - Justice Sian Elias's Comments To British Parliamentary Committees - Zaoui's Place Of Detention And Diplomatic Cables Concerning His Case See... PM's Presser: Spies, The CJ, Think Tanks & Zaoui [1] For more on the Zaoui case see the… STORY OF THE WEEK [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00207.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/index.html#sow


Team Alinghi Sacks Russell Courts

- Geneva – Team Alinghi is left with no choice but to terminate its contract with Russell Coutts. Repeated violations of his duties resulted in Coutts’s dismissal. See... Team Alinghi to dismiss Russell Coutts [1] . See also... Russell Coutts Responds to Ernesto Bertarelli


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0407/S00137.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Quarterly Imports Rise 6.2 Percent [1]
  • Antarctic huts conservation plans launch - PM Spch [2]
  • Burton pledges ongoing assistance to Solomon Is [3]
  • New Tax Requirements For NZ-Based Foreign Trusts [4]
  • NEMP study shows primary students making progress [5]
  • Film Fest “Lies” and Defending Coprophagia [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0407/S00325.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00442.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00438.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00429.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0407/S00074.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00275.htm


    New Millennium African Humanitarian Crisis Arrives

    - Death rates are rising among more than 400,000 children in Eritrea are living in extreme poverty due to the prolonged drought and the aftermath of the war with Ethiopia, with many youngsters under five suffering acute malnutrition, according to a new ... See... Eritrea: 425000 Children Suffering Extreme Poverty [1] ALSO: Congo: 20,000 Fleeing Fighting In East [2] Goff, Downer joint statement on Darfur [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00256.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00253.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00401.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • Gush Shalom: Israel Public Option and Chomsky Article [1]
  • Al Qa’eda’s message of hate rejected in Australia [2]
  • Six Armed Palestinians Killed in Tulkarem [3]
  • Board Overseeing Iraq Oil Revenues Briefs UN [4]
  • Afghan Voter Registration To Begin Winding Down [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00251.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00250.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00252.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00255.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00254.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Pacific Ecologist: Seabed Law Is Legislative Theft

    - Stormy seas erode land around her house, but for Angeline Greensill the government’s current foreshore/seabed proposals, are more damaging, are more damaging, amounting to legislative theft. Inherent racism in denying Maori rights over their own land must be rejected to save Aotearoa from many years of conflict and bitter litigation. See... Angeline Greensill Addresses The Seabed/Foreshore [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00205.htm


    David Miller: The Politics Of Speed

    - It has been an interesting fortnight on the election campaign trail. There have not been any major policy announcements from any of the parties except the usual rumblings over the country’s power supply, the parole system or the Chief Justice’s complaints over the Supreme Court, which never should have been established without a referendum. See... David Miller: The Politics Of Speed [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00204.htm


    Hard News Is There!

    - I like the look of the New Zealand Institute, if only because we do need some fresh intellectual energy. Face it: if you don't know what Roger Kerr or the EPMU are going to say about anything by now you haven't been paying attention for the last 15... See... Public Address 27/07/04 - Fresh [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00206.htm


    Reader Opinion: First They Dug The Hole…

    - For those caught up in the hype and hope of the recent launch of The New Zealand Institute -purportedly an apolitical organisation whose purpose is 'to generate new thinking, new ideas and new solutions that contribute to a better and more prosperous New Zealand for all New Zealanders'. See... Scoop Reader Opinion: More of The Same [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00203.htm


    Chomsky On The Sharon 'Disengagement Plan'

    - In this article Noam Chomsky clarifies his position about Sharon's ''disengagement plan'', as well as the Geneva Initiative, binationalism and what should be the aim of activists in the short term. See... Noam Chomsky: The Rules Of Disengagement [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00202.htm


    Poem: A Stateless Palestinian Escapes Injustice

    - Farouk : The stateless : Palestinian : Was set free : In the City : Of Brotherly Love : Philadelphia : The essence of his spirit : Transcended the struggle : As he spoke his voice rose : Away from the pain : Of detention the Iron Machine : Of Injustice ... See... Stateless Palestinian Escapes Machine of Injustice [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00201.htm


    Bernard Weiner Writes An Acceptable Acceptance Speech

    - What follows are excerpts from a supposed draft copy of Senator John Kerry's upcoming acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention. We cannot vouch for its authenticity, or whether Kerry actually will deliver anything close to this purported draft. See... An Advance Peek at Kerry's Acceptance Speech [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00200.htm


    UQ Wire: Why The 911 Commission Saw No Evil

    - Based on an ''investigation'' notable only for failing to interview a single firsthand eyewitness, the National Commission on Terrorism’s report will totally ignore the big dirty secret lying at the heart of the 9/11 coverup: elite deviants trafficking narcotics. See... UQ Wire: Hopsicker - 9/11's Big Dirty Secret [1] MORE ON THE 911 COMMISSION REPORT: - 911 Commission - UQ WIRE: The 9/11 Commission Report [2] - CitizensWatch - UQ Wire: A Citizens’ Critique Of The 9/11 Commiss. [3] - CitizensWatch - UQ Wire: Critique Of 9/11 Commission Now Online [4] - Sibel Edmonds -UQ Wire: Puzzled & Curious [5] - Mary Pitt - Who Is Responsible For 9/11? [6]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00199.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00248.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00186.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00247.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00194.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00191.htm


    Valenzeula: George Bush's Legacy – Part III

    - Oh how the incompetent fail when granted the keys to the world. It was just after 9/11 that all corners of the globe came together in support of America. See... George W. Bush’s Lasting Legacy to America (3) [1] . See also (Part 2) [2] & (Part 1) [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00208.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00187.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00175.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0407/S00038.htm
    Weta Day at Karori Wildlife Sanctuary

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Failed Child Welfare Initiative Gets National Rollout - United

    - A failed CYFS pilot scheme to ascertain the needs of at-risk families, and the community services available to them, is being flicked over to the Ministry of Social Development to run as an expanded version, United Future's Judy Turner revealed in Parliament today. See... Ministry rolling out failed CYFS pilot scheme [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00440.htm


    Politics According To ACT – The Letter

    - A significant political realignment has occurred during the parliamentary recess. The NBR poll has National with a significant lead at 40.3%. Labour has fallen to 37%. The Maori party's support is 2.7%. See... ACT's The Letter [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00424.htm


    Hello Elizabeth Where Have You Been? - Franks

    - ACT New Zealand Maori Affairs Spokesman Stephen Franks today welcomed the report of respected Auckland academic Dr Elizabeth Rata - but expressed concern that Maori Language Commission chief executive Haami Piripi has only just heard of her. See... ACT Criticises Rata Critic [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00436.htm


    Food Safety Apologist Living Up To It's Name

    - Consumer confidence in the agency charged with protecting New Zealand's food supply is being undermined by the woefully inadequate response by the New Zealand Food Safety Authority to the importation of lead-contaminated corn. See... Food Safety Apologist's response to corn 'woeful' [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00444.htm


    Turner Dubious About Nats Sickness Benefit Solution

    - National's plan to make sickness beneficiaries see designated doctors won't solve the problem of an increasing number of people moving on to this benefit, according to United Future social services spokeswoman Judy Turner. See... Turner: National benefit plan won't work [1] MORE ON THE BENEFIT DEBATE: - Greens - Bradford: Bash the system not the beneficiaries [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00435.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00428.htm


    Cool Islands Maori Enters The Curriculum

    - The Cook Islands Maori language will get a significant boost with the official launch today of the Cook Islands Maori Curriculum, Education Minister Trevor Mallard said. See... Cook Islands Maori language boost [1] and Goff welcomes Cook Islands Maori curriculum [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00434.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00443.htm


    Families Living In Cars Maharey's Responsibility

    - So long as Housing Minister Steve Maharey is too afraid to make hard decisions, we will see more and more reports of families being forced to live in cars and vans over winter, ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader and Housing Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman said today. See... Maharey's Legacy: Hatchback Housing [1] MORE: - Greens - Hidden housing crisis coming out into the open [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00433.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00432.htm


    200 EDS Jobs Down To The Gummint Says Jim

    - "EDS New Zealand has created over 200 jobs under their Best Shore Programme and thus achieved the first milestone to which it agreed in order to receive NZ$1.5 million from Investment NZ's Strategic Investment Fund," Jim Anderton announced today, together with Rick Ellis, New Zealand Managing Director of EDS New Zealand. See... Partnership with EDS pays off with over 200 jobs [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00431.htm


    Ministers Talking To Local Government

    - Good afternoon everyone. I’d like to thank Caroline (Saunders) for an excellent beginning to this discussion on economic well-being. See... Burton Speech to Local Government NZ [1] and Tamihere: Maori and Local Governments relationship [2] . See also... Practical help for local govt. on climate change [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00427.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00437.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00441.htm


    Govt. Poneke & Moriori Walking Forwards Together

    - The government and Moriori have taken a significant step towards settling their historical Treaty of Waitangi claims. See... Moriori Treaty settlement milestone achieved [1] and Another Treaty settlement milestone achieved [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00425.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00439.htm

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