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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS:
Health: Is The Media Asking The Right Questions Regarding Herceptin?
Politics: Brownlee Theorises PM Orchestrated AG Delay To Save Campaign-Card's Skin
Scoop Report: Ocean-Floor Destruction & Bottom-Trawling In Anderton's Sights
Scoop Audio: Selwyn Manning on Radio Adelaide
Legislation: Labour Backs Bradford's Youth Pay Bill
MORE HEADLINES

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Dale Mills on Australia's Taser Plans
No Right on UN Guantanamo Report
MORE COMMENTARY

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics):
Politics: Prime Minister Delivers Agenda Speech To Parliament
Race Relations: Govt Promotes Educative Media Website
Int. Law: NZ Govt Pushes For Interim Controls On Bottom-Trawling
ICT: Local, National Politicians United by Web Surfing
MORE POLITICS NEWS

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Health: Is The Media Asking The Right Questions Regarding Herceptin?

 Scoop graphic by
Lyndon Hood.A powerful media campaign has pushed for a new cancer drug Herceptin to be subsidised, notably, TVNZ's Close Up program. But is the drug safe? A clinician has told Scoop that Close Up presenter Susan Wood inaccurately asserted Herceptin's success rate. And why isn't anyone asking the manufacturer of Herceptin just why the 'wonder drug' is so expensive? See... Will Herceptin Media Blitz Help Or Harm Patients? [1] ALSO:

  • PHARMAC - Medsafe, PHARMAC With Different Roles In Medicine [2]
  • United Future - PHARMAC's role in breast cancer drug debate [3]
  • National - Human toll must be factored in Herceptin decision [4]
  • Roche NZ - Position Statement Regarding Herceptin [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00144.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0602/S00029.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00150.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00143.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0602/S00028.htm


    Politics: Brownlee Theorises PM Orchestrated AG Delay To Save Campaign-Card's Skin

    - National Party Deputy Leader Gerry Brownlee wants to know which party benefited the most out of the Labour-led delay on a review of taxpayer funded advertising rules. See... Who benefited from advertising review delay? [1] ALSO:

  • Scoop IV: Brownlee On Labour's Election Spending [2]
  • Labour - Brownlee’s desperation misses the facts [3]
  • National - Clark rejected chance to fix advertising rules [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00194.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00128.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00182.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00174.htm


    Scoop Report: Ocean-Floor Destruction & Bottom-Trawling In Anderton's Sights -

    Alastair Thompson reports that opponents of bottom trawling- notable among them Greenpeace - say the relatively new practice of using nets with giant rollers and scrapers on sea-mounts, is destroying possibly millennia old deep sea habita Inside: Scoop Audio: Anderton Bottom Trawling Press Conf. & Followup Questions - How Big Is The Deep Sea Coral Smashing Industry? Nobody Really Knows - Audio and images Alastair Thompson - Images of bottom trawling bycatch (c) Ministry of Fisheries.

  • Scoop Audio: Anderton Bottom Trawling Press Conf. [1]
  • ALSO:
  • Green Party - Nice one Jim [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00143.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00184.htm


    Scoop Audio: Selwyn Manning discussed on Radio Adelaide

    : Prime Minister warns Telecom to improve its broadband deals - National Party leader Don Brash tells PM to pay tax payers back for campaign card spend - Prominent Kiwis pressure government to reform TVNZ - Fairfax editors eat humble pie after Media/Muslim community meeting. See... Scoop Audio: Selwyn Manning on Radio Adelaide [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00147.htm


    Legislation: Labour Backs Bradford's Youth Pay Bill

    - The Green Party has welcomed the announcement today of Labour's support for Sue Bradford's Private Member's Bill which aims to dump youth pay rates. Labour Minister Ruth Dyson announced this afternoon that the Government would support Ms Bradford's Minimum Wage (Abolition of Age Discrimination) Amendment Bill to the select committee stage when it comes up for its first reading on Wednesday next week, (February 22). See... Bradford pleased at Govt support for youth pay Bill [1] ALSO: Government to Support Youth Bill - Dyson [2] and CTU - Higher Wages Crucial To Transforming The Economy [3]

  • Labour’s support for Youth Wage Bill Good News [4]
  • CTU - Public to have say on youth rates bill [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00180.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00181.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0602/S00096.htm
    [4] - Scoop Video: Unite Mobilises Youth In Minimum Wage Push

  • Distribution Union - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00120.htmScoop Video: Unite Mobilises Youth In Minimum Wage Push
  • Distribution Union -
    [5] -
    http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0602/S00099.htm


    MORE HEADLINES:

  • Major pandemic planning to wrap-up by mid-2006 [1]
  • Record Levels Of Patronage On Public Transport [2]
  • MPs' facilities in House updated [3]
  • Workers on Strike Endangered by Fire [4]
  • New Zealand Prepared For A 'Black Gold Rush' [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00178.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0602/S00089.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00177.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0602/S00097.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0602/S00092.htm


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    SCOOP COLUMNS


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    Dale Mills on Australia's Taser Plans

    - Australia's police is becoming increasingly militarised, with NSW Police leading the way in trialling Taser stun-guns. Taser are hand-held guns that fire two metal probes attached to copper wires, delivering a 55,000-volt electric shock that lasts for five seconds. Victims typically fall to the ground and involuntarily urinate, with all major muscle groups going into spasm. The guns have an effective range of 6.4 metres, with the possibility that inaccurate shooting will hit bystanders. See... Australian Police To Use Taser Stun-Guns [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00145.htm


    No Right on UN Guantanamo Report

    - Guantanamo must be closed, and its prisoners either released or given a fair trial in the United States under US law. That is the recommendation of an investigation conducted by the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. Why? Apart from general principles of justice and a respect for human rights, the UN has three reasons. See... No Right Turn: Guantanamo Delenda Est [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00155.htm


    MORE COMMENTARY:

  • Public Address 15/02/06 - Telco Fury [1]
  • Michael Keefer: Petrodollars and Nuclear Weapons Proliferation [2]
  • Berkowitz: The Powerful Koch Boys From Kansas [3]
  • Mary Pitt: The American Turkey Is Dead [4]
  • Weiner: Pushing Them Off the Precipice of Power [5]
  • William Rivers Pitt: The Wack-Pack [6]
  • Evelyn Pringle: ADHD Drugs - Cash Cow For Pharma [7]
  • Nepal: Maoists Hide More Than They Reveal [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00153.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00157.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00156.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00152.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00151.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00150.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00149.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00154.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)


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    Politics: Prime Minister Delivers Agenda Speech To Parliament

    "Three months ago the government’s agenda for this three year parliamentary term was set out in the Speech from the Throne delivered by the Governor-General. That speech and that agenda were optimistic and realistic, and visionary and practical. Labour and the Progressive Party are not in government to manage the status quo – it’s never good enough. We are in government to make a difference for the better. We want our country to be more affluent and dynamic." See... Prime Minister’s Statement to Parliament 2006 [1] ALSO:

  • Brash: Notes for debate on PM's statement [2]
  • Turia: State of the Nation Address [3]
  • EMA - PM's epiphany: business first [4]
  • Federated Farmers - RMA Message Missing From PM's Speech [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00173.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00176.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00175.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0602/S00175.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0602/S00176.htm


    Race Relations: Govt Promotes Educative Media Website

    - A new online resource aimed at helping New Zealanders develop a better understanding of the media was timely given recent debate around the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed, Broadcasting Minister Steve Maharey said today. "The events of recent weeks have reinforced the huge impact media can have in our society," Steve Maharey said. "If there was ever a time to increase our media literacy as a nation it is now. See... New media savvy website timely [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00172.htm


    Int. Law: NZ Govt Pushes For Interim Controls On Bottom-Trawling

    New Zealand will push for urgent interim measures to address the effects of bottom trawling on the high seas, Fisheries Minister Jim Anderton will tell parties to a future Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (RFMO) meeting in Wellington today. "We recognise it may take 3 or 4 years for the RFMO to get fully established so we support urgent interim measures. NZ will strongly promote a process to establish a number of these measures this week, including a network of marine protected areas for sensitive environments," Jim Anderton said. See... NZ calls for urgent action on bottom trawling [1] ALSO:

  • World's largest EEZ marine conservation proposal [2]
  • Massive Closures to Protect Bio-diversity Proposed
  • Nats applaud proactive bottom trawling measures [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00163.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00165.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00168.htm


    ICT: Local, National Politicians United by Web Surfing

    - More than 700 people and representatives from 90 governments will be 'surfing' in Wellington next month as the city hosts a major international conference on the Internet. Communications Minister David Cunliffe and Wellington's Mayor Kerry Prendergast today announced the ICANN Wellington conference by straddling surfboards. See... Surf's up ' Wellington hosts major Internet conference [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0602/S00081.htm


    MORE POLITICS NEWS:

  • Govt - New fund to help regional councils with environment [1]
  • Govt - Clark: Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect [2]
  • Nats - 'Soft on crims' policy causes rift in Labour [3]
  • Nats - Cullen signals tax threshold change is history [4]
  • Nats - Clark wrong on smacking ban claim [5]
  • NZ First - Public Broadcasting Beats Reality TV [6]
  • Greens - Controls needed on junk food advertising - Greens [7]
  • Maori Party - 'Time to review prison culture in New Zealand' [8]
  • Govt - Resignation of Tongan Prime Minister [9]
  • Govt - World’s largest EEZ marine conservation proposal [10]
  • Govt - New deal positive for Industrial Research Limited [11]
  • Nats - Cullen tricky over Napier Hospital [12]
  • Nats - Labour throws open cell doors [13]
  • Greens - Freedom of speech must be protected [14]
  • Greens - "Don't just look to Finland", Greens tell O'Connor [15]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00189.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00188.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00193.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00192.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00190.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00186.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00187.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00185.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00167.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00165.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00162.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00171.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00164.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00170.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00166.htm

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