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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Civil Unions Campaigners To Boycott Destiny's Hate Rally
Storm Begins To Ease From Central North Island
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
UNICEF Struggles To Save Iraq's Children From Slaughter
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
STORY OF THE WEEK: Venezualan Government Endorsed By The Ballot Box

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Windy Wellington More Than Lives Up To Its Name!
Hard News Is There!
Probe Looks Into Cheney's Profitable Halliburton Sojourn
What Is Auckland's Place In the 21st Century?
Memorial Service in Hebron Queried
The Expansion Of the United States Defence Budget
Smoking In Hospitals
UQ Wire: 9/11 Report Analysed
UQ Wire: Activists Vindicated By Court
Fahrenheit 9/11 Attacks Corporate Culture As Well As Bush
How Far Will Bush Go To Win The Election?

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Brash's "Another Pacific Island" Column Draws Backlash
Ron Mark Wants Foreigners To Sit Driving Tests
Disney Character Impressions At The Dept. Of Labour Fail To Impress
Auckland Mayoral Race Needs The STV Treatment
Tourism Boom Looks Set To Continue
International Education Promotions Plan Unveiled
Many Ministers Talking Trade
Maharey Talks Housing
Web Resource For RMA Consent Processing
UCOL Construction Course Opened

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Wellington Airport In The Teeth Of Yesterday's Storm

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Big Chill Images - Snow In Christchurch

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
Civil Unions Campaigners To Boycott Destiny's Hate Rally

- The Campaign for Civil Unions will not attend the Destiny Church rally taking place next Monday (August 23) at Parliament, says the campaign spokesperson Jeremy Lambert. See... Civil Unions Campaign to Boycott Destiny Rally [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00175.htm


Storm Begins To Ease From Central North Island

- State Highway 1 between Rangipo and Waiouru – the Desert Road – has re-opened, but extreme caution is required because of damage to the road surface. See... Desert Road open but extreme caution required [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0408/S00158.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Quarterly House Price Growth Slows [1]
  • Image: Investiture Of Netball Legend Lois Muir [2]
  • In a Land of Plenty Film Screening 30 August [3]
  • Strong Turn Out Expected For Anti-Mining Protest [4]
  • NZ Made Hair Remover To Strip China's Hairy Man [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0408/S00228.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00177.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00176.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00174.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0408/S00237.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00174.htm
    Iraq: Girls face kidnapping threat but still get to school

    UNICEF Struggles To Save Iraq's Children From Slaughter

    - With hundreds of Iraqi youngsters killed over the past year and thousands more injured by continued fighting and landmines that pose a daily danger, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today called for resolute action to keep the country’s youth ... See... Unicef Struggles To Create Future For Iraq’s Young [1] ALSO: Iraq: Girls Face Kidnapp Threat But Get To School (includes video footage) [2] Baghdad Bombing Anniversary Sees UNICEF Recommit [3] UN Discusses Najaf Fighting With Interim Leaders [4] Video: Children tell of daily fear as they go to school in Iraq (low bandwidth) Video: Children tell of daily fear as they go to school in Iraq (high bandwidth)


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00171.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00174.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00175.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00173.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Greece Poisoned 50000 Stray Dogs Prior To Olympics [1]
  • Asia-Pacific Failing Against Hunger, Disease [2]
  • UN To Use Techonology To Fight High Seas Terrorism [3]
  • West Africa:Locust Crisis Threatens Serious Damage [4]
  • Liberia: UN Extends Disarmament To Heart Of War [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00163.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00172.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00170.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00169.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00168.htm


    STORY OF THE WEEK: Venezualan Government Endorsed By The Ballot Box

    - For the Venezuelan government the result of the recall referendum last Sunday was a triumphant validation of its legitimacy, its policies and its President, Hugo Chavez. - See... Toni Solo: After the Venezuela Referendum [1] See also… Story Of The Week: Hugo Chavez Wins [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00189.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00200.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Windy Wellington More Than Lives Up To Its Name!

    - Three images and brief MPEG videos of yesterday's storm taken near the Wellington Airport. The Airport was closed for the entire day due to high winds - See... Scoop Images: Big Blow At Wellington Airport [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00185.htm


    Hard News Is There!

    - Well, that does change things. The best thing John Banks has had going for him in his campaign to be re-elected as Mayor of Auckland has been his rivals. Whatever their legitimate claims on the job, neither Christine Fletcher or Bruce Hucker - See... Public Address 19/08/04 - Crumbs! [1] ..


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00193.htm


    Probe Looks Into Cheney's Profitable Halliburton Sojourn

    - It's obvious that no mainstream news reporter has the gumption to seriously question Vice President Dick Cheney's ethics when he was chief executive of Halliburton, the oil-field services company that is currently embroiled in a scandal with the Pentagon - See... How Cheney Left With $35M Before Halliburton Probe [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00192.htm


    What Is Auckland's Place In the 21st Century?

    - So I thought I'd ask Georgina Beyer to run for mayor of Auckland. She'd be the perfect candidate, I thought. In this day of Schwarzenegger, Kennedy and Clintonite dynasties, fame automatically puts you high up the political ladder. Look at former Midnight - See... Naked in Nuhaka: Lost in the Land of the Jafas [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00191.htm


    Memorial Service in Hebron Queried

    - A few questions arising from an invitation to a "State" memorial service that the Jewish settlement in Hebron is conducting for the victims of the 1929 Arab riots - See... Shulamit Aloni: An Invitation To Hebron [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00188.htm


    The Expansion Of the United States Defence Budget

    - Like bolts of lightning sent from the gods above, airline jets appeared out of parting skies, slamming thunderously into grandeurs of human achievement, transforming towering monuments of steel and glass into blinding avalanches of ashen dust and debris that - See... Gods of War and Greed, and Profiteers of Misery [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00187.htm


    Smoking In Hospitals

    - The best thing, the very best thing about this whole internet opinion indulgence is when someone sends a reply in that makes your day. This correspondence followed on from the pro-smoking rant below. Gold. See... Simon Pound: Slap On The Wrist [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00190.htm


    9/11 Report Analysed

    - The 9/11 Report turns more and more into an ''omission report''. 9/11 Truth Activist and researcher Mike Kane broke it apart... See... UQ Wire: Analyzing The 9/11 Report - Chapter 1 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00199.htm


    Activists Vindicated By Court

    - On March 18th, 2004, activists from the No Police State Coalition were vindicated in New York Criminal Court. Port Authority Police falsely arrested activists and claimed the sidewalk in front of Ground Zero was private property. See... UQ Wire: Arrests at Ground Zero (Part 2) [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00198.htm


    Fahrenheit 9/11 Attacks Corporate Culture As Well As Bush

    - Michael Moore's blockbuster documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 isn't just an assault on the Bush regime and the “war on terror” — it indicts the corporate vultures who rushed to cash-in on the warmongers' post-9/11 crusade. See... GLW: Michael Moore: War Is For The Rich! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00197.htm


    How Far Will Bush Go To Win The Election?

    - For most Americans, even asking the question sounds absurd. The United States has enjoyed over 200 years without a single forcible overthrow of elected government, and has never cancelled a national election, not even during the Civil War. To imagine See... Steve Weissman: How Far Will Bush Go? (Part II) [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00196.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00171.htm
    Youth Parliament Photo Essay

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Brash's "Another Pacific Island" Column Draws Backlash

    - Rt Hon Winston Peters says Don Brash’s comments in an Australian newspaper reflect his inexperience and lack of political leadership skills. See... Brash Shows Lack Of Leadership Skills [1] MORE: - Govt. - National Party challenged on Australian comments [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00342.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00323.htm


    Ron Mark Wants Foreigners To Sit Driving Tests

    - New Zealand First law and order spokesperson Ron Mark is calling for overseas drivers from non-English speaking countries to sit tests for local licences before they are allowed to drive on New Zealand roads. See... English Driver Licences Will Improve Road Safety [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00343.htm


    Disney Character Impressions At The Dept. Of Labour Fail To Impress

    - National's Immigration spokesman Tony Ryall says the Government's Mickey Mouse immigration policy will see more and more migrants coming to New Zealand without job offers, while we still have serious skills shortages. See... Door opened to jobless migrants [1] MORE: - NZ First - Peters Warns Of New Flood Of Unsuitable Migrants [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00340.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00336.htm


    Auckland Mayoral Race Needs The STV Treatment

    - Green MP Keith Locke says Dick Hubbard's entry into the Auckland mayoral race shows the need for an STV voting system in the city. See... Split vote will undermine Auckland mayoral mandate [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00339.htm


    Tourism Boom Looks Set To Continue

    - ''The tourism sector remains set for continued strong growth over the period to 2010,'' the Minister of Tourism, Mark Burton, said today. See... Positive Growth Forecasts for New Zealand Tourism [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00338.htm


    International Education Promotions Plan Unveiled

    - Education Minister Trevor Mallard today released further detail about international study exchanges, awards and other government initiatives designed to lift New Zealand’s overseas profile and strengthen the international education sector. See... International Education Initiatives Announced [1] and Mallard Speech Int. Education Budget 04 [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00335.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00334.htm


    Many Ministers Talking Trade

    - This well-timed event takes place on the coattails of a very active and exciting period in New Zealand/Russia relations. In the past few months, I have led a trade mission to Russia and the Russian Minister of Agriculture has visited New Zealand. ...See... Sutton: Speech to Russia business forum [1] MORE: - Sutton: APEC Business Advisory Council Speech [2] - PM: Address to APEC Business Advisory Council [3] - Cullen: Address to APEC Business Advisory Council [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00333.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00324.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00320.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00337.htm


    Maharey Talks Housing

    - Comments at a housing forum organised by Housing Action Porirua. Pataka, Porirua Arts and Cultural Museum. Introduction See... Maharey Speech: Developments in housing [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00332.htm


    Web Resource For RMA Consent Processing

    - A new resource to help councils improve the way they manage their resource consent processing is now available, Environment Minister Marian Hobbs announced today. See... New web resource to improve consent processing [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00344.htm


    UCOL Construction Course Opened

    - The Universal College of Learning launched a new certificate in work based Construction course today. The course was officially opened by Economic, Regional and Industry Development Minister, Jim Anderton. See... New construction skills course helps flood region [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00341.htm

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