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Scoop Today - Rounding Off Your News Week

Week's Top 20 - Police Shooting - Dairy Board And Genetics - F-16s - Kevin Roberts - Tax Wars - Irradiation - Cancer - Gender Politics - Unemployment - Promiscuous Young Men and much much more...


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Scoop Top 20 Stories For The Week

- Check out the 20 most popular Scoop stories and releases for the week. See... SCP Ratings: The Week's Top 20 Scoops [1] in the News Monitor wire.

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Police Shoot Man

- A knife wielding man shot by Police [1] in Greenhithe near Auckland is in a serious condition at North Shore Hospital. See the Auckland wire that brought you the news as it happened.

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Dairy Board Announce Huge Investment in Genetic Engineering

- Genetic engineering - you just can't escape it at the moment. Today the Dairy Board announced a $150 million investment in genetic engineering. See... Dairy Industry Probes Bio-Tech Potential [1] . However the Green Party are not impressed. They want to know whether human genes will be added to cows. See... Greens ask board which genes added to cows [2] in the Politics wire.

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Wisdom Of F-16 Purchase Debated

- The F16 leasing deal could bring multi-million dollar spin-offs for New Zealand companies, Minister of Defence Max Bradford said yesterday. ACT disagrees. Today ACT's defence spokesman said the purchase was the equivalent of trading in a family saloon car for a high performance racing car. See Bradford: F16 Deal Brings Potential Business Spin-offs [1] and Quigley: Where Do F16s Fit Into Our Future Defence Needs? [2] in the Parliament wire.

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Kevin Roberts Loves Tonga

- "I love the idea of the Kingdom of Tonga. A unique, proud and independent nation, the only Monarchy left in the Pacific." Kevin Roberts latest speech is in the Business wire. See... Kevin Roberts: Take Tonga to the world [1] .

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Tax Wars Continue

- Struggling middle income New Zealanders are genuinely scared a Labour/Alliance government will raise their taxes, says United New Zealand leader, Hon Peter Dunne. See... Tax Debate Puts Middle NZ On Horns Of Dilemma [1] . Also in the Parliament wire SOE Minister Tony Ryall says the Employers Federation is right when they warn higher taxes and repealing the Employment Contracts Act will cost jobs. See... Tax And Employment Law Keys Reduce Unemployment [2] .

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Select Committee Report

- The weekly Select Committee business report from 30 July - 6 August 1999 is in the Parliament wire. See... Select Committee Business [1] .

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Delamere In China

- Immigration Minister Tuariki Delamere is in China. He delivered an address last night to a business audience. See... Speech: Shanghai Nation Relief Foundation Dinner [1] in the Parliament wire.

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Irradiation - Issues and Implications

- Scoop's Jonathan Hill takes a look at this week's decision to allow irradiated foods onto our shelves. What is irradiation, how does it work, do we need it and is it safe? See... Irradiation - Is it Safe And Do We Need It? [1] in the Headlines wire.

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Irradiation Reaction

- The Green Party say the transtasman decision this week to allow irradiated food is another triumph for global food giants at the expense of consumers and farmers. See... Irradiation Another Win For Global Food Giants [1] in the Parliament wire. However the Magna Carter Society says the Irradiation decision is a two way street. See... Irradiated Food A Two Way Street [2] in the General wire.

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What's Gender Got To Do With It?

- In a speech to a Grey Power meeting today Winston Peters said that the women leaders had lost their way. He said instead of focussing on issues such as whether homosexuals could adopt children Jenny Shipley should be focussing on more important issues. See... Theme: "The women leaders have lost their way." [1]

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Creech On Cancer Control

- The Minister of Health today said he would be seeking further advice from the Ministry of Health and the Health Funding Authority about the best way of making progress with controlling cancer in New Zealand. See... Cancer Control - How Best To Move Forward? [1] in the Parliament wire.

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Northland Unemployment Rises

- Following WINZ predictions this week that more Northlanders would be without jobs, yesterday's Household Labour Force Survey shows a worrying jump in the region's unemployment rate up from 11.7% to 13.1%. See ACT's response... Northland's Unemployment Rate up To 13% [1] in the Parliament wire. However Peter McCardle sees the stats in a different light. See... Unemployment Rate Keeps Dropping [2] in the Parliament wire.

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Scoop Feature - The Shifting Sands Of The GE Debate

- Scoop's Jonathan Hill looks at the changing positions in the lead up to this week's labelling decision on genetically engineered foods and the challenges of the immediate future. See... The Shifting Sands Of the GE Debate [1] in the Headlines wire.

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Taxing Times

- The Treasurer, Bill English, says each household will have to pay $1,800 each to pay for Labour's promises [1] . Michael Cullen says Mr English is shallow, gimmicky, wrong [2] and fibbing to impress his caucus. Last night Treasurer Bill English continued what is fast becoming the sharp end of the campaign with a statement questioning whether Labour leader Helen Clark was at odds with her finance spokesman over economic issues. Clark and Cullen at odds over economic issues? [3] . See the Parliament wire.

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Scoop Top 20

- For a list of yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop see... Scoop Today - Top 20 [1] in the Headlines wire.

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Warning For Promiscuous Young Men

- "The Ministry of Youth Affairs will investigate publicising child support payment obligations as a way to make young men sit up and take notice of the safe sex message", Youth Affairs Minister, Tony Ryall, said yesterday. See... Improving Young Men's Sexual Health [1] in the Parliament wire.

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New Civil Defence Framework

- The Government is moving to improve and update New Zealand's emergency management framework, the Minister of Civil Defence, Jack Elder, announced today. Policy proposals have been approved for legislation to repeal and replace the Civil Defence Act 1983. See... New Moves To Protect Communities from Disaster [1] in the Parliament wire.

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Student Loan Sales And A Mystery Company

- Minister for Tertiary Education Max Bradford said today that the Government had no intention of selling student loan accounts to the private sector. See... The Government Is Not Selling Student Loans [1] . The Alliance remains unconvinced however and has released papers obtained under the Official Information Act that show that the government was seriously considering selling the student loans scheme as late as May this year at the request of financial institutions only referred to XXXX. See... Who is XXXX? And how much have they cost? [2] . Both releases are in the Parliament wire.

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Handing Over The Keys

- Housing New Zealand Minister, Tony Ryall, yesterday handed 545 keys to Mr Terongo Tekii, of the Cannons Creek Fanau Centre, to symbolise the community Trust taking over the management of 545 Housing New Zealand homes this week. See... Fanau Centre Forms Partnership With Housing NZ [1] in the wire.

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Freezing The Pyramid

- The Commerce Commission has gone to court and received Injunctions to stop the Maximus pyramid scheme [1] . See the business wire.

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