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LEAD STORY:
Govt Announces David Lange's Memorial In Auckland Saturday
Brash Announces August 22 As Tax Policy Release Day -
Labour Releases Pledge-Card 6 - Boost To Elective Surgery -
Three Quarters Want NZ To Be GM Free
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
SCOOP REPORTS: Scoop Feature: New Zealand's Statesman Passes Away - Memorial Feature On David Lange:
Scoop World Watch (Audio)
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
National MP Told "Eat The Fish - Don’t Jabber About It"
Robson Attempt To Raise Ghost Of Sir Rob
Greens Support Jamie Oliver Style School Dinner Plan
Mallard Announces Extra Teachers Plan
Peters Says Police Back His Terrorist-In-Our-Midst Claims
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LEAD STORY:

Govt Announces David Lange's Memorial In Auckland Saturday

David
Lange (1996) Image courtesy of Jason Dorday, copyright:
Dorday, Manning, FNZ 1996.Prime Minister Helen Clark has announced that there will be a public memorial service for David Lange this Saturday in Auckland. Helen Clark said that David Lange had requested a private, family funeral, but that the memorial service offered the opportunity for a public celebration of his life. "David was an outstanding New Zealander, and many people have voiced a desire for a public service to mark their respect for a man who made such an impact on our country." See... Memorial service to celebrate David Lange [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00409.htm


Brash Announces August 22 As Tax Policy Release Day -

National Party Leader Don Brash has confirmed that he will release his party's taxation policy next Monday, August 22. "I have already made it clear that I will not personally campaign on the day of the funeral of former Prime Minister David Lange, or the day of his memorial service, as a mark of respect." See... National names tax day [1] ALSO:

  • Brash - Don Brash Writes - Campaign Edition [2]
  • NZ Govt - Whoops, another deadline missed [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00406.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00405.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00410.htm


    Labour Releases Pledge-Card 6 - Boost To Elective Surgery -

    Prime Minister Helen Clark announced at a Grey Power meeting in Motueka Labour's sixth election pledge: to fund 7500 extra cataract operations and 10,000 extra major joint procedures over the next three years. The pledge will be guaranteed on Labour’s pledge card. See... Pledge No 6: Cataract and major joint operations [1] ALSO:

  • Greens - Govt must shift health focus to prevention [2]
  • Nats - Labour's pledge: blatant window dressing [3]
  • ACT - Labour's latest election bribe [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00396.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00403.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00408.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00400.htm


    Three Quarters Want NZ To Be GM Free

    - Three quarters of New Zealanders would support the nation's food production remaining GM Free. A poll conducted this month for the Sustainability Council by DigiPoll resulted in 74.5% supporting New Zealand's food production remaining GM Free, once informed there is no commercial production of GM food in this country. See… 75% Support NZ Remaining a GM Free Food Producer [1] ALSO:

  • Greens - Majority want NZ to stay GE-Free; does National? [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0508/S00174.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00395.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • NZ Speaking Tour By Aussie Iraq Whistleblower [1]
  • Police Issue Bush Safety Message After Child Wanders Off [2]
  • Investigating Stalking in New Zealand [3]
  • $6,000 Fine To Webmaster Who Received $48,000 [4]
  • Wildcard Teresa is the NZ Idol second favourite [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0508/S00179.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0508/S00111.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0508/S00077.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0508/S00173.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0508/S00277.htm


    SCOOP REPORTS:

    FNZ
Image: courtesy of Jason Dorday. Rt Hon. David
Lange. Scoop Feature: New Zealand's Statesman Passes Away [1] - 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 [2] ALSO: Scoop FULL COVERAGE: [3] Memorial service to celebrate David Lange - Scoop Feature: Personal Reflections Of South Auckland’s Statesman - Audio: Oxford Union Debate - Scoop + RadioLive Discuss David Lange - Breaking News: David Lange Passes Away - Political Reaction... See... Full Coverage: David Lange Passes Away [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00109.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00109.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00117.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00117.htm


    Scoop World Watch (Audio)

    - Headlines: International Community's Support Crucial to Success of Withdrawal from Gaza: Israeli Ambassador - Annan Hopes for a Peaceful Withdrawal from Occupied Palestinian Territory - UN Pulls Non-Essential Staff out of Gaza - Annan Applauds Peaceful Settlement of Dispute between Indonesia and Aceh Rebels - Eritrea Faces Uncertain Food Security Despite Good Rains OCHA - UN, Ethiopia Fear a Major Malaria Outbreak. See... SCOOP AUDIO: World Watch News Roundup [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00116.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • UN closely following Israeli withdrawal from Gaza [1]
  • AUDIO: Bush Says Terrorists Will Not Defeat USA
  • Annan orders probe of UN Procurement Office [2]
  • Uzbekistan Journalist Detained at Tashkent Airport [3]
  • Annan applauds signing of Aceh peace agreement [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00138.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00140.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00141.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00139.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    National MP Told "Eat The Fish - Don’t Jabber About It"

    - The National Party's Maori Affairs spokesman Gerry Brownlee should stick to eating fish and chips because his knowledge of important fisheries issues is otherwise nil, says Fisheries Minister David Benson-Pope. Mr Benson-Pope said Mr Brownlee was trying to piggyback his obsession with divisive race issues with an entirely unrelated matter involving members of the National Union of Public Employees (NUPE). See... chips sum total of Brownlee's fisheries knowledge [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00393.htm


    Robson Attempt To Raise Ghost Of Sir Rob -

    National's agenda in 2005, promising a return to the Muldoonist policies of borrow and hope, would destroy the viability of National Super, Progressive MP Matt Robson warned today. See... National's ‘borrow and hope’ would destroy Super [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00407.htm


    Greens Support Jamie Oliver Style School Dinner Plan -

    The Greens support today's call from the Child Poverty Action Group for all decile one and two schools to be funded to provide their children with free breakfasts, Education Spokesperson Metiria Turei says. "The Greens have been looking at free breakfasts in schools for some time," See... Free school breakfasts an investment in learning [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00404.htm


    Mallard Announces Extra Teachers Plan

    - 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 [1]


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


    Peters Says Police Back His Terrorist-In-Our-Midst Claims

    - New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters has welcomed the Police Commissioner Rob Robinson’s validation that there are a number of people currently living in New Zealand with sympathies for overseas terrorist organisations. Mr Peters was responding to Mr Robinson’s confirmation at a conference on counter-terrorism in Wellington today, that these people had been warned by Police, but he would not reveal how many people were involved or whether they were New Zealand citizens. See... Commissioner's Comments Validate NZ First Stance [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00389.htm


    MORE POLITICS HEADLINES:

  • NZ Govt - New Zealand trade gains from EU expansion [1]
  • NZ Govt - Japan asked to review apple entry requirements [2]
  • NZ Govt - $220,000 Wairarapa schools project WELCom [3]
  • NZ Govt - A NZ first in Golden Bay [4]
  • NZ Govt - Labour welcomes Brash agreement on govt. policy [5]
  • NZ Govt - Work to improve New Zealand's vehicle fleet [6]
  • National - Mileage is a start for homecare staff [7]
  • NZ First - Talk Is Cheap Telecom - Peters [8]
  • United Future - UF: Govt Should Distance Itself From Greens [9]
  • United Future - Baldock: Kahawai legal challenge goes to court. [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00413.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00399.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00398.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00394.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00402.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00412.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00401.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00411.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00397.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00414.htm


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