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1: Relations Will Never Be The Same After Rankin

Ministers will be more formal in their dealings with public servants in the wake of the Christine Rankin affair, Prime Minister Helen Clark says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00034.htm


2: 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


3: 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


4: Questions For Oral Answer - 7 August 2001

1. Rt Hon JENNY SHIPLEY to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement that the Catching the Knowledge Wave conference “absolutely confirms” the Government’s economic directions?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00123.htm


5: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 7 August

Today's questions of the day concerned: Knowledge Wave And Economic Policy – Benefit Policy – Jim, His Bank, And The Securities Act x 2 – Swearing At Public Servants – Jury Reforms – Air New Zealand – Legal Proceedings – Trevor Mallard’s Views On ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00040.htm


6: David Miller: After The Wave Has Passed

As the country awaited the outcome of the Christine Rankin court battle with baited breath, the government decided to pass the time by hosting a conference at which it hoped to gain some ideas as to revive New Zealand’s flagging economic growth. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00036.htm


7: Anderton's Nicked: Papers Published on Internet

ACT MP Rodney Hide today published secret Government papers detailing Jim Anderton's breaches of the law that cost taxpayers $40 million.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00097.htm


8: Howard's End: Frightening Possibilities

Italian embryologist Severino Antinori, the man who enabled a 62-year-old women to have a baby in 1994, is scheduled to announce later this week at the National Academy of Sciences, that he will genetically clone humans by impregnating 200 women. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00038.htm


9: Non-Surgical Cancer Treatment Services Report

The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation is delighted that more therapies will be available, as appropriate, for patients with breast cancer, says Dr Vernon Harvey, medical oncologist and member of the Foundation's medical advisory committee.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0108/S00011.htm


10: Scoop Images: Looking Down On Queenstown

Images of the view over Queenstown from Norman Mackay . Queenstown taken on 2nd August from the Skyline viewing area. View from the Skyline Gondola taken on 2nd August.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00039.htm


11: National Radio Midday Report

Teresa Cormack – Drop-in Closure – Logging Trucks – Microlite Crash – Fuel Review - Northern Ireland – Weapons Decision – Reserve Bank Legislation – Agent Orange – Motueka Fire – Trading Hours – Body Found – Car Parts

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0108/S00024.htm


12: Howard's End: Imagination Vs Knowledge

A high school student Scoop reader has responded to my Catching the Knowledge Wave column asking that I explain what I meant when I wrote, "imagination is more important than knowledge". Maree Howard responds.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00025.htm


13: 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


14: Failure Of Cannabis Prohibition Must Be Confronted

"Calls by the School Trustees Association and politicians to maintain the status quo and keep cannabis illegal overlook the complete and utter failure of prohibition," Deborah Morris said on behalf of the Coalition for Cannabis Law Reform today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00020.htm


15: Scoop Images: Snowgroomer Takes A Rest Over Ohau

Another image from the environs of the most photogenic mountain village in the world taken by Norman Mackay .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00037.htm


16: Minister Wipes-Out on Knowledge Wave

The Minister of Agriculture, Jim Sutton, has wiped-out and hit the rocks in his recent attempt at riding the backside of the Knowledge Wave.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00019.htm


17: Show Us Your Legislation, Margaret

After twenty months of complete inaction, Attorney-General Margaret Wilson has finally realised that she should really do something about holiday trading laws, ACT Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00113.htm


18: Scoop Archive: Fascist Telecoms Control Would 'Waive Knowledge'

"Green Telecommunications spokesman Sue Kedgley's call for the Government to impose fascist control over Telecom's private property is both outrageous and ignorant" says Libertarianz Leader Peter Cresswell.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/0d/81/200108031029.d6e068e9.html


19: Who Runs Your Shop? Retail Commissar Wilson Does!

"Margaret Wilson's legislation allowing limited exemptions to the shop trading hours regime smacks of fascism rather than substantive liberalisation" says Libertarianz Leader Peter Cresswell, condemning self-appointed Retail Commissar Wilson ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00024.htm


20: Court of Christine Rankin cavorts at our expense

Winz Chief Executive Christine Rankin starred in a Michael-Jackson type performance at a senior manager's conference, dressed in an extravagant costume and descending from the ceiling on a flying rig said Alliance spokesperson on Social Welfare, Grant ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA9907/S00355.htm


21: Scoop Satire: Pitzfatrick Converts

EDITORS NOTE: Scoop is today commencing publication of satirical articles from the Babylon Express satirical newspaper. Those easily offended and seldom amused should avoid this content. See the author's note at the end of this page for more information ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00031.htm


22: Brash's Benefit Stand Brave

What Mr Brash said yesterday at the Knowledge Wave Conference was so blindingly obvious that his speech should have been described as boring and predictable. Instead it is met with anger and outrage. In a country which purportedly upholds free speech ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00016.htm


23: Knowledge Wave Turns Out to be an Elitist Puddle

You can only surf the knowledge wave if you have received an invitation and can afford to buy the surfboard. That's the message the government is sending to current and prospective students with this week's high-profile Knowledge Wave conference ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00015.htm


24: Diplomacy With Butchers Okay With Greens?

Libertarianz Leader Peter Cresswell described Phill Goff's announcement that the Government has appointed the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to be accredited as Ambassador to North Korea as "No surprise, since the Government is already ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00025.htm


25: Organising Against Capitalism in the 21st Century

2001: An Anarchist Odyssey will be held in Christchurch over Labour Weekend (October 20-21). This two-day national anarchist conference will feature workshops and discussions on a variety of topics, loosely based around the theme of local responses to capitalist ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00022.htm


26: Young Maori Leaders Conference 2001 - Turia Speech

Young Maori Leaders Conference 2001, 'What our people expect of our leaders', Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00111.htm


27: California Here We Come

New Zealand's long term outlook for security of electricity supply could be severely compromised by Minister Pete Hodgson, ACT Environment Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00125.htm


28: Knowledge Wave Conference Reads Like ACT Manifesto

Historians often look back and identify turning points which weren't noticed as being significant at the time.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00119.htm


29: Scoop Images: Views of Ngauruhoe

More images taken from Mt Ruapehu of Mt Ngauruhoe... Mt Ngauruhoe at sunset. Mt Ngauruhoe from Hutt Flat. Mt Ngauruhoe from the top of the Waterfall.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00024.htm


30: A Tale Of Two Commissions

Public inquiries into controversial technology have a mixed history in New Zealand. Having proposed in 1973 a public investigation of nuclear power, I was then sufficiently encouraged by the proceedings of the Royal Commission on Nuclear Power that in 1977 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0108/S00022.htm

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