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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY: As Expected Reserve Bank Raises Interest Rates
Dioxin Victims Deserve Apology & Specialist Care
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Australia Urged To Act On Seven Year Detention of Asylum Seeker
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

Should The Russians Learn From The Romans?
Russell Brown Distils Another U.S. Election Irony
Zaoui Case: Court of Appeal Judges Challenge Crown’s Assertions
Chuckman Pins 1000 Still-Heart Medals On Bush
Pruaitch Sniffs Out What Stinks In PNG Forestry Deals
Why The War On Terror Will Never Be Won
Is Bush Really In The Lead?

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Children Of Unknown Fathers To Be Punished Say Greens
Geographical Inequality In Healthcare Becoming entrenched
Cancellation of ABC Leaves Leaky Buildings Owners High And Dry
Govt Gives NZEI Members $500 Bonus
Brash Says Auditor General Has Taken Govt To Task
World Bank Report Has Tamihere Crowing
Progressive’s Drinking Age Bill Enters Ballot
Power To The Judges Bill Enters Ballot
Greens Urge Govt To Act Over Sea Lion Slaughter
Huntington’s Continuing Care Facility Opens
United Cites TV Doco As A Warning On Abortion
Research To Present Picture Of Working NZers’ Lives
Tourism Continues To Benefit NZ’s Accommodation Sector
Green’s Ward Enters Wearable Art Show
Copeland Claims Resolution To Gaming Trust Problem
Winston’s Disappointed Councils Denied Easter Sunday Powers
PM And U.S. Ambassador Launch Fulbright Scholarship

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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 - Thursday, 9 September [1] . For Wednesday's Q&A see... Questions & Answers for Oral Answer - 8 September [2] .. for Tuesday's see… Questions & Answers for Oral Answer - 7 September [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00186.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00173.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00144.htm

LEAD STORY:
As Expected Reserve Bank Raises Interest Rates

- The Reserve Bank has increased the Official Cash Rate from 6.00 per cent to 6.25 per cent. The Bank has also stated that further tightening of monetary policy is likely to be required. See... OCR increased to 6.25 per cent [1] MORE: - RBNZ - RBNZ MPS: Summary of economic projections [2] - RBNZ - RBNZ MPS: Policy Assessment [3] REACTION: - ACT - Interest Rate Hike Labour's Fault [4] - NZ First - Growing Interest Rates Strangling Economy [5] - Progressives - CashRate reminds it’s good Brash isn't governor [6] - Auckland Chamber Of Commerce - Message to Reserve Bank – Give Growth a Chance! [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0409/S00105.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0409/S00107.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0409/S00106.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00174.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00187.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00176.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0409/S00113.htm


Dioxin Victims Deserve Apology & Specialist Care

- Green MP Sue Kedgley is calling for a dedicated medical centre to be established in New Plymouth to help identify and treat victims of the dioxin poisoning confirmed and sourced today to the Dow chemical plant in the city. See... Dioxin deniers owe victims aid and an apology [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00201.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • High Voltage Opera Helps Oncology [1]
  • Auckland Island marine mammal sanctuary may extend [2]
  • Building industry warned to brace for downturn [3]
  • Dolby & Intel Develop PC Surround Sound Experience [4]
  • Electric 4WD wins $20K in business competition [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0409/S00063.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00067.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0409/S00108.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0409/S00027.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0409/S00028.htm


    Australia Urged To Act On Seven Year Detention of Asylum Seeker

    - There will be an emergency protest today calling for the release of Peter Qasim and the end of indefinite detention. See... Emergency Protest: against indefinite detention [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00107.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Israeli Army Prepares to Destroy Family Farms [1]
  • Latin America Democracy Must Respond To Poor [2]
  • UN Agency Seeks To Curb Suicide [3]
  • Joint NGO statement on the Beslan Hostage Tragedy [4]
  • Russia: World Vision rushes aid to terror-zone [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00114.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00112.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00111.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00108.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00115.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00120.htm
    Scoop Contributor's Book Published By Harper Collins

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Should The Russians Learn From The Romans?

    - Is it possible to win the war on terrorism? Well, the Russians could follow the example of the Romans versus Carthage: they could endeavour to kill all the Chechens, raze Chechnya to the ground, plow salt in the fields, poison the water, etc. See... Bill Henderson: Empathy And Vision [1] ALSO: - Fighting Talk - Selling Terrorism [2] - Ivan Eland: Chechen Attacks On Russia [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00104.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00103.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00094.htm


    Russell Brown Distils Another U.S. Election Irony

    - At election time in a modern economy such as ours, the USA's multi-trillion dollar projected fiscal deficits would be a massive, screaming, huge issue. Although the incumbent might seek to play down such a fiscal crisis, you'd expect someone to enter ... See... Public Address 09/09/04 - The Idol Crisis & More [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00101.htm


    Zaoui Case: Court of Appeal Judges Challenge Crown’s Assertions

    - "We wouldn't wear this argument anywhere else in the law" was the irritable response from Justice Hammond after listening to the Deputy-Solicitor General’s case for keeping refugee Ahmed Zaoui in jail indefinitely. See... Crown: Secret Information = Indefinite Detention [1] ALSO: - Scoop Report -Five Years In Jail Acceptable For Zaoui – Crown [2] - Matt Robson - Peters scrapes bottom of the barrel with innuendo [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00090.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00067.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00152.htm


    Chuckman Pins 1000 Still-Heart Medals On Bush

    - Two cartoons by John Chuckman marking the occasion of the 1000th US military death in Iraq. See... Chuckman Cartoons: A Medal Of Honour? [1] ALSO: William Rivers Pitt: One Thousand and One [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00100.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00093.htm


    Pruaitch Sniffs Out What Stinks In PNG Forestry Deals

    - Documents obtained by Masalai i tokaut appear to show that the Minister for Forests, Mr Patrick Pruaitch, has misused public funds, abused his position as a PNG Minister and lied to Parliament. See... PNG Forest Minister Lied In Parliament Club Fees [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00098.htm


    Why The War On Terror Will Never Be Won

    - 9/11 three years on: 'War on terror' has not stopped terrorism Rohan Pearce & Alison Dellit Green Left Weekly. See... GLW: 'War On Terror' Has Not Stopped Terrorism [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00096.htm


    Is Bush Really In The Lead?

    - The following series of links and articles is intended as a counterbalance to the widespread reports that Bush has acquired a commanding lead in the latest US election polling. Whilst Newsweek and Time indeed did publish polls after the RNC which indicated ... See... SCOOP LINKS: Where Is George Bush's Bounce Today? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00095.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0409/S00042.htm
    Rialto Movie Of The Week: Super Size Me

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Children Of Unknown Fathers To Be Punished Say Greens

    - The Green Party is accusing the Government of punishing children for the 'sins' of their fathers through legislation to increase the penalties on single mothers who don't name the father of their child. See... Parental witch-hunt will worsen child poverty [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00192.htm


    Geographical Inequality In Healthcare Becoming entrenched

    - New Zealand First’s health spokesperson says that inequalities in access to medical care from one area to another are becoming more obvious every week. See... Need Medical Care? First Pick Your DHB [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00188.htm


    Cancellation of ABC Leaves Leaky Buildings Owners High And Dry

    - The greatest fallout from the deregistering of private building certifier ABC is not with those currently awaiting approvals, but with those whose buildings have been certified by the firm over the years and who now have no hope of compensation ... See... Smith: Forgotten majority face building woes [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00189.htm


    Govt Gives NZEI Members $500 Bonus

    - "Labour's $500 bonus payments to members of the NZEI is state-subsidised unionism," says National's Education spokesman, Bill English. See... Government subsidises union membership [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00195.htm


    Brash Says Auditor General Has Taken Govt To Task

    - In the 16 June edition of this newsletter, I noted that the Government was planning to spend an astonishing $21.15 million advertising its so-called "Working for Families" package, announced in the Budget, and that this quite unprecedented ... See... Don Brash: Gov. Taken To Task By Auditor General [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00181.htm


    World Bank Report Has Tamihere Crowing

    - Minister for Small Business John Tamihere welcomed the World Bank’s Doing Business in 2005 report, released today. See... New Zealand wins Gold in ease of doing business [1] ALSO: New Zealand tops the world for doing business [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00179.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00182.htm


    Progressive’s Drinking Age Bill Enters Ballot

    - Today is expected to see the last Member’s Bill ballot for this year and Progressive MP Matt Robson's bill, which among other things proposes to raise the minimum alcohol purchasing age back to twenty years of age, will be there. See... Progressive Bill in ballot to raise drinking age [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00178.htm


    Power To The Judges Bill Enters Ballot

    - ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader and Police Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today welcomed the drawing of her Sentencing (Community Sentencing to Fit the Crime) Amendment Bill from the Private Members Ballot. See... Returning The Power To The Judges [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00199.htm


    Greens Urge Govt To Act Over Sea Lion Slaughter

    - The Green Party said today that it is unacceptable for the Government to put the convenience of the fishing industry ahead of the survival of the New Zealand sea lion. See... Govt inactive as native sea lions trawled to death [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00198.htm


    Huntington’s Continuing Care Facility Opens

    - New Zealand's first residential care facility for people with Huntington's Disease has opened. See... Amaryllis House a first for New Zealand [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00197.htm


    United Cites TV Doco As A Warning On Abortion

    - United Future's Paul Adams said the abortion documentary screened on TV1 last night raised important issues and would hopefully lead to women being more informed about the reality and consequences of abortion. See... Adams: Abortion documentary provides a challenge [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00194.htm


    Research To Present Picture Of Working NZers’ Lives

    - Three new research reports just released will help to build up a more complete picture of New Zealanders’ working lives, Steve Maharey, Minister for Social Development and Employment, said today. See... New research helps build picture of world of work [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00193.htm


    Tourism Continues To Benefit NZ’s Accommodation Sector

    - The accommodation sector continues to reap the local benefits of New Zealand’s number one export earner, says Tourism Minister Mark Burton. See... Government committed to tourism’s longterm success [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00185.htm


    Green’s Ward Enters Wearable Art Show

    - Greens MP Mike Ward has entered this month's World of Wearable Arts (WOW) in Nelson, unleashing his message about the future of the environment. See... Apocalypse now for Wearable Arts [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00191.htm


    Copeland Claims Resolution To Gaming Trust Problem

    - A potential major problem in relation to New Zealand’s 641 Gaming Trusts has been resolved following representations by United Future Revenue spokesman Gordon Copeland to Finance Minister Dr Michael Cullen. See... Gaming Trust problem sorted [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00177.htm


    Winston’s Disappointed Councils Denied Easter Sunday Powers

    - New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters says he’s bitterly disappointed that Parliament has once again denied local councils and their communities the power to make decisions about Easter Sunday trading. See... Local Level Involvement In Easter Trading Denied [1] ALSO: Easter Sunday again saved for families [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00175.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00172.htm


    PM And U.S. Ambassador Launch Fulbright Scholarship

    - I am very pleased to be here this evening with Ambassador Charles Swindells to launch the Fulbright Platinum Triangle Scholarship. See... PM Speech: Fulbright Platinum Triangle Scholarship [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00171.htm

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