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1: Howard's End: You Say Tomatoes, I Say Tomatoes

You would have thought that New Zealand was about to embark on World War III if you were listening to talkback radio about the release of the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification report.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00187.htm


2: The New Write: Young Nationals Newsletter

1. Labour Increases Student Debt - 2. Michelle Boag Speech To Conference - 3. Student Magazine Threatens Rival - 4. Greens Humiliated By Gm Report - 5. Top Ten: Where Is David Benson-Pope? - 6. Website Of The Week

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00128.htm


3: People Gather For A Ge-Free Nation

July 27: At 12 noon, in more than 42* towns and cities across the country, New Zealanders are gathering to show the Government they want a GE-Free nation. The nationwide gatherings are being held to mark the handover of the recommendations of the Royal Commission ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00120.htm


4: Governor-General to receive report on GM

The members of the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification will call on the Governor-General, the Honourable Dame Silvia Cartwright, at 3:30 pm on Friday 27 July, to present their report.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0107/S00071.htm


5: Greens hung by own dreadlocks on GM inquiry

The Green Party has been hung by its own Royal Commission of Inquiry on genetic modification, with all of its major demands being rejected, National's Environment spokesperson Dr Nick Smith said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00521.htm


6: GM & Conventional Crops Cannot Co-exist - Greens

Keeping genetic modification (GM) free areas alongside GM crops would be as untenable as maintaining possum free areas is now, Green Party Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00181.htm


7: Scoop Images: GM Report Released At Parliament

The report of the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification was released in the Beehive yesterday. Media were given an hour head start on the rest of the country before getting a chance to grill Government ministers. They were then summoned to the Green ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00185.htm


8: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 31 July

Today's questions of the day concerned: Royal GM Commission x 3 - Power Crisis – Super Policy - Undermining The People’s Bank – Whaling – Charitable Status Definition – League Tables For Primary Schools – Tertiary Education Funding – DPB And Teenagers ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00188.htm


9: Sludge Report #7 - Negotiating With A Psycopath

IN THIS EDITION - FIJI COUP SPECIAL: How Do You Negotiate With A Psycopath? - If This Was A Telemovie - We Haven't Yet Got To The Bottom Of Who Is Behind This! - Conclusions

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0005/S00125.htm


10: NEWSFLASH: Royal Commission Report Released

The Royal Commission on Genetic Modification has backed the limited use of genetic engineering technology in its report released by the government at a press conference in the Beehive this afternoon.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00178.htm


11: David Miller: The Forgotten And Bloody War

If it was not for the fact that the Black Caps were currently playing in an international cricket tournament, it is doubtful that many people in New Zealand would have taken notice of the bomb attack carried out by Tamil separatists on Colombo’s airport last ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00184.htm


12: Scoop Images: Inside Edoras

Scoop’s content partner theonering.net has recently published a set of photographs of the inside of the Edoras set.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00175.htm


13: How Can Greens Support Government Now?

New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters is asking how the Green Party can support the Government after the announcement of the findings of the Royal Commission on Genetic Engineering, which appears to have been endorsed by Cabinet.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00518.htm


14: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 31 July 2001

1. MARTIN GALLAGHER to the Minister for the Environment: What action is the Government taking in response to the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00526.htm


15: Images: NZ Hairdresser Of The Year

Tracey Merritt, winner of the 2001 L'Oreal Professionnel Colour Trophy Awards and New Zealand Hairdesser of the Year. Image from Bruce Jarvis Photographic Services.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0107/S00094.htm


16: Is Maharey Debunking Myths Or Making Them?

In recent weeks, the Minister has been attempting to use statistics to debunk "myths" surrounding the DPB. He knows that there is growing unease amongst voters across the political spectrum about the social and economic problem that the DPB has become.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00125.htm


17: Windows On To The History Of Mental Health

From electro-convulsive therapy to epilepsy, from criminal lunacy to community care, a new book opens windows on to the history of mental health treatment in New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0107/S00092.htm


18: Contracting Out Of Property (Relationships) Act

From 1 August, de facto (including same sex) or married couples will be able to contract out of the new Property (Relationships) Amendment Act 2001.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00129.htm


19: Commission Report Contradictory And Impractical

July 31 2001: The Coalition for a GE-Free Environment Aotearoa New Zealand is calling on the Government to extend the voluntary moratorium on field and commercial release into the environment. This will give the Government time to implement solutions to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0107/S00087.htm


20: Major Scientific Breakthrough For Wine Industry

A group of New Zealand scientists have discovered a biological control agent for Botrytis, one of the international grape growing industry’s main diseases, it was announced today

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0107/S00078.htm


21: Death knell for NZ's quality primary production

New Zealand public opinion ignored, commission fails to provide leadership or vision. GE Free New Zealand calls for public referendum.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0107/S00086.htm


22: Scoop Images: Ben Ohau, Lake Middleton

More images of the environs of the most photogenic mountain village in the world taken by Norman Mackay .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00183.htm


23: Royal Commission Offers Sound Path Forward On GM

The Royal Commission on Genetic Modification has shown a common sense way through the GM issue that in the view of the Association of Crown Research Institutes (ACRI) should be acceptable to a majority of New Zealanders. “This report will not please ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0107/S00085.htm


24: People's Bank Knocks Post: CCMAU

Secret Government papers leaked to ACT Finance spokesman Rodney Hide reveal for the first time the People's Bank's hugely negative impact on New Zealand Post's profits and postal services.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00495.htm


25: Preserving opportunities - but closing off options

Green co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today that the Royal Commission recommendations would close off all New Zealand's future options other than GE - if they are adopted by Government.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00517.htm


26: Stateside with Rosalea: Job's Lot

John Ashcroft, Attorney General of the United States, is a bit of worry. He was on the telly this morning in the 'Hour of Power', speaking in the Crystal Cathedral here in California. There's a statue of Job on the campus of the Crystal Cathedral, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00176.htm


27: Anderton welcomes Royal Commission report

And he's challenging all parties in Parliament to respond to the Commission's recommendations on the basis of its findings, not on the basis of pre-determined ideology.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00513.htm


28: Tracking Wills On The Web - A World First

In what is believed to be a world-first, an Auckland lawyer has established a web-based directory enabling people to record details on the whereabouts of their last Will and Testament.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0107/S00072.htm


29: National Radio Midday Report

Power Crisis – GE Crops – Maternity Services – Skyhawk Crash – Paragliding Accident – Dangerous Offender Release – Social & Economic Advice – Literacy Tests – Bluff Oysters – Trade Talks

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0107/S00145.htm


30: Commission fails on the GE issue

Auckland, Monday 31 July. Greenpeace is very disappointed today by the report of the Royal Commission on Genetic Engineering.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00127.htm

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