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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY: Maori Unemployment At Its Lowest Levels Ever
NZ Parliament Unanimously Condemns Anti-Semitism
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News Is There!
David Miller: The All Blacks And Al-Qaeda
John Roughan's Letter From Honiara
Bernard Weiner: How To Hold The AWOL President To Account
Green Left Weekly: Oil In Darfur
Ray McGovern: Manipulating Intelligence
Ivan Eland: The Saddam-Al Qaeda Connection, Or Not
Bush Officials Are Leaking Old CIA Files to Impact Election
Anyone's Attitude To Israel May Cause Problems For Peace

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
NZ To Help Out Bangladesh Flood Victims
Teacher Pay Deal Nears Settlement
From Whipping Boy To Master Of The Cane
Rangitata River Wins A Reprieve From Development
Packaging Producers Agree To Packaging Accord
Transport Sector Review Legislation Tabled
A Record Year For Fines Collections
A Hero Of Chunuk Bair Recognised In The Beehive
Ratepayers Should Be In The Loop – NZ First Says
Kahawai Quota Cut To Benefit Recreational Fishers

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

– For today's questions see... Questions for Oral Answer -Tuesday, 10 August 2004 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00182.htm


LEAD STORY:
Maori Unemployment At Its Lowest Levels Ever

- Acting Maori Affairs Minister John Tamihere today applauded new figures showing Maori unemployment is now the lowest since current records began. See... Maori unemployment lowest on record [1] MORE: - Govt. - Unemployment drops to 4 percent [2] - Progressives - Two million kiwis benefit from pro-jobs policies [3] - Statistics - Unemployment Rate at 4.0 Percent [4] - DPB Campaigners - Unemployment Rises For Sole Parents [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00186.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00181.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00183.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00099.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00102.htm


NZ Parliament Unanimously Condemns Anti-Semitism

- Parliament today unanimously adopted a motion condemning anti-Semitism and deploring the recent attacks on Jewish graves in Wellington. See... Parliament adopts motion condemning anti-Semitism [1] MORE: - National - Brash condemns anti-Semitic vandalism [2] - Human Rights Commission - Resolution On The Desecration Of Makara Cemetery [3] & Leaders Support Condemning Attack On Cemetery [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00185.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00175.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00104.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00089.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Jonathan Russell appointed GM: Wgtn Saatchi's [1]
  • World fisheries expert visits New Zealand [2]
  • Housing strategy inadequate to solve crisis [3]
  • 170,000 Voters Missing From Electoral Roll [4]
  • Million Dollar Church vs. ‘The Sinners’ [5]
  • McCains workers reject pay cut [6]
  • Dr. Cullen's call-in 'Think Big II'? [7]
  • Australian Co. Wins $500 Mn Contract For NZ Navy [8]
  • Rare Maui's dolphin threatened by trawling [9]
  • Gov. Called To Back Intl. Tribunal For East Timor [10]
  • Trade Me & FreeParking Create Domain Marketplace [11]
  • Thrive Returns to Wellington! [12]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0408/S00134.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00101.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00100.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00097.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00093.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00090.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00088.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00086.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00085.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00084.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0408/S00128.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0408/S00126.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News Is There!

    A shadow National Party cabinet in which the Finance minister doesn't warrant a front-bench place? We do live in strange times. National is billing yesterday's reshuffle of responsibilities as a pointer to "the likely shape of a National Government Cabinet ... See... Public Address 10/08/04 - Shadows [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00099.htm


    David Miller: The All Blacks And Al-Qaeda

    - The revelations from Pakistan that al-Qaeda might be planning to attack targets in South Africa have suddenly brought the war on terrorism very close to home for New Zealanders. See... David Miller: Raising the Spectre of Terrorism [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00098.htm


    John Roughan's Letter From Honiara

    - Last year an AusAID position paper boldly presented the above insightful statement. Solomon Islanders should champion a village-led economic recovery plan it recommended. See... John Roughan: Village-Led Economic Recovery! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00097.htm


    Bernard Weiner: How To Hold The AWOL President To Account

    - For its own political purposes last year, the Bush Administration compromised a covert CIA agent, Valerie Plame, by revealing her name and job; outing a covert agent is a felony. See... Bernard Weiner: Bush's AWOL Scandal [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00096.htm


    Green Left Weekly: Oil In Darfur

    - For at least 18 months now, Western governments have quietly stood by as the non-Arabic-speaking black farmers of the Darfur region in western Sudan have borne the brunt of a vicious ethnic-cleansing campaign carried out by state-sponsored bandits known as the janjaweed. See... Oil Profits Behind West's Tears For Darfur [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00095.htm


    Ray McGovern: Manipulating Intelligence

    - ''Pre-election period...pre-election plot...pre-election threats:'' These rolled off National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice's lips no less than seven times yesterday on CNN's Late Edition as she discussed the likely timing of a terrorist attack. See... Not Scared Yet? Try Connecting These Dots [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00101.htm


    Ivan Eland: The Saddam-Al Qaeda Connection, Or Not

    - The Saddam-al Qaeda connection has fizzled and no nuclear, biological or chemical weapons have been unearthed in post-invasion Iraq. So the Bush administration’s fallback, ex post facto rationale for invading Iraq is that the country is better off without ... See... Ivan Eland: Bringing Back Saddam (Almost) [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00100.htm


    Bush Officials Are Leaking Old CIA Files to Impact Election

    - According to Sunday's NYT, British intelligence has complained that members of the Al-Qaeda cells that were the target of high profile arrests earlier this week had been the subject of ongoing surveillance. See... Mark G. Levey: Round Up The Usual Suspects [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00094.htm


    Anyone's Attitude To Israel May Cause Problems For Peace

    - "When John is president, we will listen to the wisdom of the September 11th Commission. We will build and lead strong alliances and safeguard and secure weapons of mass destruction. We will strengthen our homeland security and protect our ports, safeguard our chemical plants, and support our firefighters, police officers and EMT's. We will always use our military might to keep the American people safe."- John Edwards At The DNC. See... 'Anyone But Bush' - A Look At Anyone [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00093.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=fc
    Samoan Leaders Meet Heads Of State In Apia

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    NZ To Help Out Bangladesh Flood Victims

    - New Zealand will help get clean water, functioning sanitary conditions and shelter to the some of the 25 million people affected by the floods in Bangladesh, Aid Minister Marian Hobbs announced today. See... NZ responds to Bangladesh floods emergency [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00187.htm


    Teacher Pay Deal Nears Settlement

    - If secondary school teachers are unhappy with the new pay deal being offered by the Government, what will happen when the pay round concludes in three years, ACT New Zealand Education Spokesman Deborah Coddington said today. See... Teachers' Pay: Here We Go Again [1] MORE: - PPTA - What planet is Deborah Coddington on? [2] - PPTA - Collective agreement proposals [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00180.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0408/S00041.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0408/S00030.htm


    From Whipping Boy To Master Of The Cane

    - The National Party Caucus has elected Simon Power as Senior Party Whip unopposed. See... Simon Power elected unopposed [1] EARLIER: - A Cabinet For The Future [2] - National Party Portfolio Responsibilities, Aug '04 [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00179.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00167.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00168.htm

    Rangitata River Wins A Reprieve From Development

    - In an environmental victory that underlines the value of the Resource Management Act, the Environment Court today has recommended to the Government that a Water Conservation Order be granted to protect the Rangitata River. See... Victory For Environmentalists And The RMA [1] MORE: - Forest And Bird - Conservation Order Protects 'Middle Earth' Waters [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00087.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0408/S00075.htm


    Packaging Producers Agree To Packaging Accord

    - Manufacturers representing 85 per cent of New Zealand’s packaging production have committed to a new partnership to reduce packaging waste, Environment Minister Marian Hobbs said today. See... Packaging Accord signing has strong support [1] MORE: - LGNZ - Packaging Accord [2] - BCSD - Business Support for Packaging Accord [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00177.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00098.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0408/S00125.htm

    Transport Sector Review Legislation Tabled

    - Enabling legislation for Transport Sector Review tabled in Parliament. See... Transport Legislation Bill tabled [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00176.htm


    A Record Year For Fines Collections

    - Courts Minister Rick Barker today announced the best annual fines collection total ever, and an increase of 28 per cent on last year. See... Thousands getting rid of their fines [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00174.htm


    A Hero Of Chunuk Bair Recognised In The Beehive

    - A commemorative plaque for one of New Zealand's greatest war heroes will be installed prominently during the refurbishment of the Beehive Progressive Leader Jim Anderton announced today. See... Colonel Malone gets parliamentary recognition [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00172.htm


    Ratepayers Should Be In The Loop – NZ First Says

    - New Zealand First is urging local councils to take ratepayers’ views into account when making decisions on the projects they will fund. Ratepayers need to be fully informed of councils’ cost-benefit analysis for each project. See... Spare A Thought For The Ratepayers [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00184.htm


    Kahawai Quota Cut To Benefit Recreational Fishers

    - Fisheries Minister David Benson-Pope has announced an overall 15 per cent reduction in the amount of kahawai that can be caught to safeguard the popular fish species but has given recreational fishers the lion's-share of the catch. See... Kahawai decisions recognise fishers' interests [1] MORE: - United Future - Baldock: Recreational fishers done over again [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00188.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00189.htm

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