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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS:
Scoop Feature: New Zealand's Statesman Passes Away
R.I.P. David Lange: A Great New Zealand Statesman Dies
RECOMMENDED AUDIO:
NZ LEAD: Mallard Announces Extra Teachers Plan
Gecko Population Explodes In Wellington -
Kevin List's A Week Of It: When Media Freedom Bites Back
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Palestine Security Move To Replace Israeli Troops
UN Atomic Watchdog Urges Iran To Cease Uranium Conversion
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
HARD NEWS from Russell Brown
Sheila Samples Asks Why Wont Bush Meet Slain Soldier's Mum?
MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics):
ACT Party Advertising Illegal -
Goff Heralds Need For Strict Money Laundering Legislation
Clark Announces Pledge Card No. 5: More Community Cops
Communists Announce Candidates As Workers' Alternatives
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Scoop Feature: New Zealand's Statesman Passes Away

Memorial Feature On David Lange: Scoop co-editor Selwyn Manning reflects back on what this remarkable New Zealander meant to the people of South Auckland, what difference he made to NZ, and what it was like to be in his presence. See... Personal Reflections Of South Auckland’s Statesman [1] ALSO:
  • Scoop Audio - Scoop & RadioLive Discuss David Lange [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00109.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00107.htm


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00109.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00107.htm


    R.I.P. David Lange: A Great New Zealand Statesman Dies

    Former Prime Minister David Lange died at 10pm Saturday night at Middlemore Hospital in south Auckland. His brother Peter and son Roy were at his side. David Lange had been in hospital receiving dialysis after his kidneys had failed due to complications arising from diabetes. He lapsed into unconsciousness on Friday. On Saturday, his wife Margaret Pope had been at his side until 6pm. She quickly returned to Middlemore Hospital after hearing the news at 10pm. See... David Lange Passes Away After Long Illness [1] ALSO:

  • Scoop Audio - Scoop & RadioLive Discuss David Lange’s Passing & Legacy [2]
  • PM Helen Clark - Death of Rt Hon David Lange [3]
  • ACT - David Lange - Mourning A Truly Great NZer [4]
  • National Party - Brash pays tribute to Lange [5]
  • Maori Party - Maori Party Acknowledges Rt. Hon David Lange [6]
  • United Future - Dunne: David Lange inspired a nation [7]
  • CTU- CTU pays tribute to David Lange [8]
  • EPMU - Working people pay tribute to Lange [9]
  • NZEI - Lange's Vision For Early Education Recognised [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00105.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00107.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00349.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00353.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00352.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00351.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00350.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0508/S00153.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0508/S00152.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0508/S00072.htm


    RECOMMENDED AUDIO:

    Scoop Audio: RadioLive’s ‘media pack’ [1] - This week’s Radio Live ‘Media Pack’ discussed: the High Court case where the judiciary ordered TV3 to include United Future and Progressive Party leaders in its leaders’ debate. Also discussed was the passing of former New Zealand prime minister, David Lange. ”Click [2] SCOOP AUDIO: Selwyn Manning + Matt Mollgaard (RadioLive: TV3/High Court Decision + Former PM David Lange Passes Away) [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00106.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00106.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00106.htm


    NZ LEAD:

    Trevor Mallard. Mallard Announces Extra Teachers Plan [1] - The allocation of additional staff for schools in 2006 is being directed at reducing secondary class sizes Education Minister Trevor Mallard announced today. “The 2005 Budget included an additional investment of $91.3 million over four years to provide an extra 421 teachers to secondary and area schools,” Trevor Mallard said. "The extra teachers will be provided to schools from the beginning of the 2006 school year and are over and above those required for roll growth." See... Extra teachers to target secondary class sizes [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00368.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00368.htm


    Gecko Population Explodes In Wellington -

    A rare set of Day Gecko twins and a third baby Gecko are the latest native births at Wellington Zoo. Currently home to three yellow and two green adult Day Geckos, the births are an addition to an endemic species that is endangered in New Zealand because of deforestation and predation by cats and stoats. See... Rare Twins Born at Wellington Zoo [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0508/S00041.htm


    Kevin List's A Week Of It: When Media Freedom Bites Back

    A Week Of It This Week...Media Freedom Fighter Flees From Foreign Ownership Question - TV3 News Boss Takes Issue With Head Office Statement - Party Brimming With Compassionate Conservatives Releases Tough Immigration Policy Released. A Week of It contacted NZ Media Freedom Committee Chairman, Tim Pankhurst and asked him a couple of questions, sadly after a question about foreign ownership of New Zealand's media, Mr Pankhurst got slightly huffy and after pointing out the question was "ridiculous" returned the handset to the cradle. See... A Week of It: Democracy 'n' Media Special [1] ALSO:

  • CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON THE TV3 ISSUE... [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00104.htm
    [2] - #tv3


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Worst Of Winter Chills Over - Metservice [1]
  • Duty Calls! Posters of World War II [2]
  • Deep Stream Power for 3,100 Homes [3]
  • Forestry Leaders Combine To Develop China Market [4]
  • Authors Challenge State's Relationship with Mäori [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0508/S00042.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0508/S00111.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0508/S00257.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0508/S00250.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0508/S00069.htm


    Palestine Security Move To Replace Israeli Troops

    - GAZA, Palestine - The minister of interior, general Naser Yousef, affirmed today that the Palestinian security forces shall be deployed nearby the Israeli settlements in Gaza Strip within the coming few hours. It was said that general Yousef is scheduled to meet Israel Minister of defense Shaul Mofaz today's evening in Tell Aviv to discuss the maps that outline the deployment plans of the Israeli and the Palestinian sides, the evacuation and the subsequent handover of the evacuated lands. See... Palestine Security Forces Deployed To Settlements [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00136.htm


    UN Atomic Watchdog Urges Iran To Cease Uranium Conversion

    - The United Nations agency entrusted with curbing the spread of nuclear weapons today called on Iran to reverse its decision to resume uranium conversion activities, noting that outstanding issues relating to the country's nuclear programme have yet to be ... See... Nuclear Watchdog Urges Iran To Reverse Decision [1] ”Click [2] SCOOP AUDIO: Audio feature on the Iran/Nuke Issue [3] ALSO: ”ClickSCOOP AUDIO: World Watch News roundup


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00129.htm
    [2] - http://img.scoop.co.nz/media/audio/0508/Iranuraniumfeature.m3u
    [3] - http://img.scoop.co.nz/media/audio/0508/Iranuraniumfeature.m3u


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • UN Prepares Food-Aid Ahead Of Afghan Winter [1]
  • Malawi: UN Agency Appeals For Donor Aid [2]
  • El Salvador Marks UN's 100th Member State [3]
  • Haiti: 60 Parties Register For Elections [4]
  • UN Urges Iraqi Leaders To Agree On Constitution [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00132.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00130.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00128.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00127.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00126.htm

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    HARD NEWS from Russell Brown

    - Small children howled as my car sprayed them with gravel on its headlong, desperate dash to Christchurch Airport. Their mothers held them tight, faces frozen in in rictuses of fear, and burly rugby players blanched and sobbed like silly little girls... See... Public Address 12/08: No Debate [1] 12 August 2005 |


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00101.htm


    Sheila Samples Asks Why Wont Bush Meet Slain Soldier's Mum?

    - The incomparable Raw Story website is publishing a letter it acquired on Tuesday, Aug 9, from 16 Democratic Representatives (whose number has now burgeoned to 38) urging George Bush to meet with Cindy Sheehan, whose son, Casey, was slain in Iraq in 2002. Sheehan has been camped on Bush's doorstep since Saturday when she and a small group of supporters were forced to walk in a ditch struggling through knee-deep weeds as they made their way to Prairie Chapel, the Bush "ranch," a former pig farm in Crawford, Texas. See... The Revolution is NOW... [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00099.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Evelyn Pringle - DC Protest - What's Everybody Mad About? [1]
  • Russ Wellen - Nuclear Innocence [2]
  • 12 August 2005 |
  • Manuel Valenzuela - A Look Into the Mirror [3]
  • William Rivers Pitt - Bush Is No Nixon [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00102.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00097.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00096.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00095.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)


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    ACT Party Advertising Illegal -

    The Chief Electoral Officer has reviewed advertising being conducted by the ACT Party after a complaint by the National Party that the advertising breaches the Electoral Act 1993. The ACT Party has been advised that the advertising is an illegal practice in terms of section 221. The Chief Electoral Officer considers therefore that an offence has been committed which on conviction by the Courts may result in a fine of up to $3000. See... ACT Party Advertising- S 221 of the Electoral Act [1] ALSO:

  • ACT - Stop Peters by ACTion billboard launched [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0508/S00148.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00339.htm


    Goff Heralds Need For Strict Money Laundering Legislation

    - An international evaluation of New Zealand's financial sector has confirmed that planned regulation announced early this year is needed to fully safeguard against money laundering and terrorist financing, Justice Minister Phil Goff said today. "New Zealand already has strong criminal laws against money laundering and terrorism financing in the Crimes Act, Misuse of Drugs Act, and Terrorism Suppression Act, but we need to do more to ensure that our financial system is fully safeguarded against being exploited by trans-national criminals." See... Need for more counter-terrorist regulation [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00340.htm


    Clark Announces Pledge Card No. 5: More Community Cops

    - Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced Labour's fifth key election pledge: to double the number of community police on the streets by recruiting an extra 250 over the next two years from 2006/07 to 2007/08. See... Labour's Key Election Pledges 5: Community Police [1] ALSO:

  • Govt - Clark: Release of Pledge 5 - More Community Police [2]
  • Labour - Community Police Pledge Background [3]
  • Nats - Labour's feeble response to crime [4]
  • Greens - Greens support pledge's community policing focus [5]
  • ACT - 250 more police is too little, too late [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00301.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00300.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00302.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00314.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00309.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00306.htm


    Communists Announce Candidates As Workers' Alternatives

    - The Communist League will be campaigning in the 2005 general election to present a working-class alternative to Labour, National, and the other parties of capitalism that defend the interests of the ruling rich. The League will stand Patrick Brown in the south Auckland electorate of Maungakiekie and Annalucia Vermunt in Christchurch Central. The candidates and their supporters will champion union fights and other struggles by working people and oppose imperialism and its wars. See... Communist League announces candidates [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0508/S00146.htm


    MORE POLITICS HEADLINES:

  • Govt - Plant Variety Rights Amendment Bill Consltation [1]
  • Govt - Brash caught out again [2]
  • Govt - Changes to Collective Bargaining Good Faith Code [3]
  • Govt - Unique trades education centre to be established [4]
  • Govt - Another drop in Maori unemployment [5]
  • Govt - Key clutching at straws [6]
  • Governor Gen - Judge Anand Satyanand Honoured [7]
  • Nats - Helen Clark misled NZ on Treaty inquiry [8]
  • Nats - Greens & Labour will freeze roading progress [9]
  • Nats - Cullen confirms worst on loans scheme [10]
  • Nats - Last train to Clarksville [11]
  • ACT - ACT's Stance On Sign Language Bill Clarified [12]
  • Progressives - Submissions on alcohol harm reduction Bill close [13]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00343.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00327.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00332.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00331.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00330.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00338.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00326.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00341.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00334.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00333.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00328.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00336.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00335.htm


    POLITICAL COLUMNS:

  • ACT - Liberty Belle - August 12 2005 [1]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00342.htm

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