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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY: "Civil War" Maori Public Servant Keeps His Job
Prebble Files Papers To Get Awatere-Huata Booted
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Greg Palast On Venezeula's Upcoming Recall Vote
Howard Dean Weighs Into The Terror Alert Debate
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Muriel Newman On Goldenhorse & Being A Dr
Simon Pound Talks To David Irving
Hard News & More Is There!
Fighting Talk From Fighting Talk
Alun Fosta: Debt In The Driving Seat
Meditations: An Inquiry Into God, Nature, Religion
Poem: An Ode To Healing The Terra Sancta
Green Left Weekly: Lies About Michael Moore
Manuel Valenzuela: The Ghost Of Orwell Is Upon Us
Sonia Nettnin: John Pilger Breaks The Silence
Scoop Reader Opinion: Un-intelligence
Steve Weissman: What Price Power?

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Internal RMA Review Report Worries Greens
Govt. Building New Gas/Electricity Plant At Huntly
NZ Joins Aussie Particle Smashing Consortium
Peters Spots Abuse Of Process In Powerco Sale
Trevor Mallard's Needs Based Policy Review – Stage 1
New Cops For The North Island
New Ambassador To Poland
Maharey Agrees To Community Education Inquiry
Measures To Protect Sea Lions Announced

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Scoop Is In The House

– For today's questions see.. Questions for Oral Answer As At 12 August 2004 [1] . For Wednesday's Q&A see... Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 11 August 2004 [2] . For Tuesday's see... Questions and Answers for Oral Answer 10 August 2004 [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00230.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00220.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00192.htm

LEAD STORY:
"Civil War" Maori Public Servant Keeps His Job

- At its meeting today the Maori Language Commission Board completed its deliberations over the select committee submission made by its Chief Executive Haami Piripi. See... Commission completes deliberation (Haami Piripi) [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00128.htm


Prebble Files Papers To Get Awatere-Huata Booted

- ACT New Zealand MP Richard Prebble today announced that he and fellow ACT MP Ken Shirley had filed an application in the new Supreme Court for leave to bring a civil appeal against Donna Awatere Huata MP's injunction preventing ACT from having her expelled from Parliament. See... Prebble Files For Appeal Against Awatere Huata [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00231.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Gov To Transnationals: Come In And Help Yourselves [1]
  • Investitures: Penny Jamieson & Rosemary Horton [2]
  • Retail Trade Survey: June 2004 — 12 August 2004 [3]
  • Trend in Guest Nights Continues to Increase [4]
  • Vote Anti-Capitalist Sam For Mayor [5]
  • ACC's $850+ Million Surplus Bewildering [6]
  • Kaingaroa Layoff Announcement Hits Hard [7]
  • Tales From The Hands Of Tibetan Weavers [8]
  • AA Concerned About Delay In Cellphone Ban [9]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00122.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00126.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00125.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00124.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00120.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00118.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0408/S00158.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0408/S00152.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0408/S00149.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00095.htm
    Palestine Freedom Walk - July 30-August 19, 2004

    Greg Palast On Venezeula's Upcoming Recall Vote

    - Hugo Chavez drives George Bush crazy. Maybe it's jealousy: Unlike Mr. Bush, Chavez, in Venezuela, won his Presidency by a majority of the vote. See... Greg Palast: Venezuela Gets The Florida Treatment [1] MORE: - Colin Powell - Venezuelan Referendum [2] - Kofi Annan - Venezuelans - Resolve Disputes Through Dialogue [3] - COHA - Venezuela Recall 15/8 Could Usher in Better Times [4] - WashPost's Jackson Diehl Strikes Out on Venezuela [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00116.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00089.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00083.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00070.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00068.htm


    Howard Dean Weighs Into The Terror Alert Debate

    - Over the past week there has been a lot of controversy about whether President Bush is using the timing of terror alerts to bolster his re-election campaign. See... Howard Dean: Terror Alerts, Substance Or Politics? [1] MORE: - UQ Wire: Timeline of Terror Alerts (Updated) [2] - Not Scared Yet? Try Connecting These Dots [3] - Ivan Eland: Bringing Back Saddam (Almost) [4] - STORY OF THE WEEK: Colour Coded Dishonesty [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00118.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00110.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00101.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00100.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00090.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Israelis, Palestinians Undermining Peace Prospects [1]
  • Global Youth Unemployment Skyrockets [2]
  • Sudan: UN Warns Of Hepatitis Outbreak [3]
  • Conference On Native Administration Of Darfur [4]
  • India: The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act [5]
  • UK: Court Of Appeal Gives Green Light To Torture [6]
  • Secretary Colin L. Powell - Venezuelan Referendum [7]
  • Re: Kerry's Claim He'd Vote For The War On Iraq [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00102.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00101.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00099.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00097.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00094.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00092.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00089.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00088.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Muriel Newman On Goldenhorse & Being A Dr

    - Scoop dropped by the ACT offices in the hope of a free cup of coffee and a chance to get the inside running on ACT's welfare policies, by way of a chat with Dr Muriel Newman. See... An Audience With ACT's Welfare Guru Muriel Newman [1] . See also Muriel Newman's column... Wisconsin, Setting The Standard For Welfare Reform [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00115.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00229.htm


    Simon Pound Talks To David Irving

    - Much controversy has been generated over the proposed visit to this country by historian David Irving. Irving made his reputation as biographer of Churchill. These days he is internationally reviled as a holocaust denier. See... Simon Pound: MP3 Audio Interview With David Irving [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00128.htm


    Hard News & More Is There!

    - I had already figured that the jury in the David McNee case probably wouldn't be able to agree that there was murderous intent in the hail of blows that killed him, and so it transpired... See... Public Address 12/08/04 - Lurid [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00124.htm


    Fighting Talk From Fighting Talk

    - Fighting Talk Digest: Media Rivalry, Probing Documentaries, Gay Old Taranaki, And A Cast-Iron Tit. See... Fighting Talk: Media Rivalry And A Cast-Iron Tit [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00117.htm


    Alun Fosta: Debt In The Driving Seat

    - Student loans are $7 Billion and rising, as the debt clock ticks on like a time bomb. The University of Canterbury Students’ Association launched its ‘debt clock’ in May 2002. See... Eco-Economy: Till Debt Us Do Part? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00125.htm


    Meditations: An Inquiry Into God, Nature, Religion

    - One of the most difficult questions for me as a contemplative is this: Can the gap between nature-loving religiosity and church-going faith be bridged? See... Meditations: An Inquiry Into God, Nature, Religion [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00121.htm


    Poem: An Ode To Healing The Terra Sancta

    - Heart surgery : Would have saved her : A Palestinian woman denied : Entry into the land : Of the Pharaohs Egypt : By Israel the land of Death : Decrees issued summarily : As a god among themselves : A Self-worshipping : Power to destroy : See... Poem: Israel In Need Of Heart Replacement Surgery [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00123.htm


    Green Left Weekly: Lies About Michael Moore

    - Most commentators in the Australian corporate media, whether the unashamedly hard-right terriers of the Murdoch empire or the “liberal” chihuahuas of the Fairfax press, have subjected Michael Moore's film Fahrenheit 9/11 to relentless attack. See... Michael Moore's Media Critics Are The Liars [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00122.htm


    Manuel Valenzuela: The Ghost Of Orwell Is Upon Us

    - A rather sad state of affairs has risen out of the propaganda-laced, nationalism-spewing, draped-in-the flag-espousing and testosterone-filled Democratic National Convention that would have made Joseph Goebbels proud. See... Manuel Valenzuela: The Ghost Of Orwell Is Upon Us [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00120.htm


    Sonia Nettnin: John Pilger Breaks The Silence

    - ''Breaking the Silence: Truth and Lies in the War on Terror,'' is a film about the history of recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. See... Film Review: John Pilger Examines War on Terror [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00127.htm


    Scoop Reader Opinion: Un-intelligence

    - The administration's recent exposure of the mole inside al Qaeda -- an incredible fubar accomplishment -- highlights what happens when everything is run by the political arm. See... Politically Manipulative & Totally Incompetent [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00126.htm


    Steve Weissman: What Price Power?

    - The day we all watched two hijacked airplanes slam into the twin towers of the World Trade Center, we learned what warriors have known ever since men first fought with stones and cudgels. See... Steve Weissman: How Far Will Bush Go? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00119.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Internal RMA Review Report Worries Greens

    - Green Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons says a newly revealed Environment Ministry paper intensifies fears that the environmental purpose of the Act will be changed to speed up economic development. See... RMA report threatens your environment [1] MORE: - Attacked Landowners - New RMA Won't Work say Landowners [2] - Forest & Bird - Government Keeps Controversial RMA Document Secret [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00224.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00127.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00123.htm


    Govt. Building New Gas/Electricity Plant At Huntly

    - Genesis Energy's announcement that it will build a 385 MW combined cycle gas turbine plant, e3p, at Huntly was welcomed today by Finance Minister Michael Cullen and Energy Minister Pete Hodgson. See... 385 MW Power Station to go ahead [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00237.htm


    NZ Joins Aussie Particle Smashing Consortium

    - Victoria's Premier, Steve Bracks, and New Zealand's Minister for Research, Science and Technology, Pete Hodgson, today announced New Zealand had agreed in principle to contribute AUD$5 million towards the Australian Synchrotron beamlines. See... New Zealand joins synchrotron partnership [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00238.htm


    Peters Spots Abuse Of Process In Powerco Sale

    - Rt Hon Winston Peters has called on the Finance Minister to stop the sale of the Taranaki-based lines company Powerco because the sale process “flies in the face of all requirements of the law”. See... Stop Powerco Sale Says Peters [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00236.htm


    Trevor Mallard's Needs Based Policy Review – Stage 1

    - Co-ordinating Minister, Race Relations Trevor Mallard today released the first phase of work for the government’s review of targeted policies and programmes. See... Update on review [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00235.htm


    New Cops For The North Island

    - Most of the 59 constables graduating today from the Royal New Zealand Police College are destined to begin their police careers in the North Island, Police Minister George Hawkins says. See... Most Wing 218 graduates North Island bound [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00234.htm


    New Ambassador To Poland

    - New Zealand’s new Ambassador to Poland will be career diplomat Philip Griffiths, Foreign Minister Phil Goff announced today. See... Goff names new Ambassador to Poland [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00232.htm


    Maharey Agrees To Community Education Inquiry

    - After months of pressure, Steve Maharey has finally agreed to an investigation into shady community education courses at polytechs around the country, says National's Education spokesman, Bill English. See... Community Education Investigation - at last [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00227.htm


    Measures To Protect Sea Lions Announced

    - The Department of Conservation and the Ministry of Fisheries have set a new target to remove New Zealand sea lions from the endangered species list by 2025, Conservation Minister Chris Carter announced today. See... New measures to protect endangered sea lions [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00225.htm

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    Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

    It hasn’t been much fun at all to see how “war on drugs in sport” has become a proxy version of the Cold War, fixated on Russia. This weekend’s banning of the Russian long jumper Darya Klishina took that fixation to fresh extremes. More>>

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    Binoy Kampmark: Kevin Rudd’s Failed UN Secretary General Bid

    Few sights are sadder in international diplomacy than seeing an aging figure desperate for honours. In a desperate effort to net them, he scurries around, cultivating, prodding, wishing to be noted. Finally, such an honour is netted, in all likelihood just to shut that overly keen individual up. More>>

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    Access to accurate, relevant and timely information is a crucial aspect of an open and transparent society. However, in our digital society information is in a state of flux with every aspect of its creation, delivery and consumption undergoing profound redefinition... More>>

    Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

    I’ll focus here on just two ways that dis-enfranchisement is currently occurring in the US: (a) by the rigging of the boundary lines for voter districts and (b) by demanding elaborate photo IDs before people are allowed to cast their vote. More>>

    Ramzy Baroud: Being Black Palestinian - Solidarity As A Welcome Pathology

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