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TODAY'S TOP SCOOPS
BPS: Not A Lot Left In The Cupboard
Govt Sends Bain Case To Court Of Appeal
Howard’s End: Humankind’s Knowledge Outstripping Its Wisdom
On The Right: Mike Heine Consults His Crystal Ball
MOTORNET: Electrified Wellington Driving Experience
David Miller: What To Expect Of The Bush Administration On Foreign Policy
It's Not Easy Being Mean
Support For Removal Of Privy Council Tier In Appeal System
NZ ‘High Art’ Children’s Animation A Prizewinner
Sludgegate Update: Closing Submission

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BPS: Not A Lot Left In The Cupboard

- At 2pm today the Government released its Budget Policy Statement – showing spending intentions for the June 2000-2001 budget – and Treasury’s December Economic and Fiscal Update – with three year economic forecasts. See... BPS: Not A Lot Left In The Cupboard [1] MORE ON THE BPS - GOVT - Minister's Statement On BPS and DEFU [2] - Overview: The Budget Policy Statement [3] - Overview: December Economic and Fiscal Update [4] - TREASURY - Treasury Releases Accompanying BPS and DEFU [5] REACTION - NATS - Farmers Deliver The Goods, For Now [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00102.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00319.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00320.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00321.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0012/S00134.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00322.htm


Govt Sends Bain Case To Court Of Appeal

- The Governor-General has deferred David Bain’s application for a pardon, and referred a number questions relating to his conviction to the Court of Appeal for its opinion, Minister of Justice Phil Goff announced today. See... Bain Matters Referred To Court Of Appeal [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00313.htm


Howard’s End: Humankind’s Knowledge Outstripping Its Wisdom

- In a few days the Christian world will celebrate an event and a message that is said to be 2,000 years old. But it's a much older message than that and it really doesn't matter if you're religious because the message remains relevant today. See... Howard's End: Religion Of The Heart, Not The Knees [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00101.htm


On The Right: Mike Heine Consults His Crystal Ball

- Well, here it is. My last column for Scoop, at least for the time being. As you read this, I will be preparing to leave Auckland, my home for the last four weeks, and going back to Nelson for a long summer consisting of swimming, scallops, and Student Job Search. Sigh. See... On The Right: What Will, Won’t And Might Happen [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00087.htm


MOTORNET: Electrified Wellington Driving Experience

- It can be hard to attract attention around Wellington. It would seem that for many capital city dwellers, perfecting the art of cool, collected non-chalance is a must - particularly if you’re part of the ever expanding cafe set. See... MOTORNET: A Tale Of Two Hybrids [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00099.htm


David Miller: What To Expect Of The Bush Administration On Foreign Policy

- Finally it happened. The election saga that has dominated the headlines around the world for the past month came to a close, and after all the legal wrangling, it was announced that George W. Bush was to become the 43rd President of the United States. See... David Miller: Shape Of Foreign Policy Under Bush [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00098.htm


It's Not Easy Being Mean

- ACT Finance spokesman Rodney Hide today hit back at United Future Leader Peter Dunne for his failure to front up to Parliament. See... Goodie Two Shoes Dunne Should Try Turning Up - Hide [1] and Nice Guys Finish Last [2] . See also... Mallard Still Parliament's Worst Behaved MP [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00318.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00314.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00291.htm


Support For Removal Of Privy Council Tier In Appeal System

- The establishment of a final appeal Court in New Zealand and a consequent ending of links with the Privy Council are proposed in a discussion paper released today by the Attorney-General Margaret Wilson. See... A New Appeal System For New Zealand Proposed [1] REACTION - REPUBLICAN MOVEMENT Privy Council Down. Monarchy To Go [2] . - NATS - National welcomes Privy Council discussion [3] - Privy Council discussion welcomed if genuine [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00323.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00088.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00302.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00301.htm


NZ ‘High Art’ Children’s Animation A Prizewinner

- An animated film for children which was produced in New Zealand for England's Channel Four has won a major European television prize. See... NZ-Made Animated Film Wins Prize in Europe [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0012/S00040.htm


Sludgegate Update: Closing Submission

- The closing submission from counsel for Adrian Chisholm was heard today. Chris LaHatte told the court that the key to this case is that Auckland City Council officers persisted with a purported sewage emergency when there was no such emergency. See... Sludgegate: Rights for Shells, or for Human Beings [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00085.htm


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