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Scoop Is In The House – Today’s Questions
GM REPORT: Howard’s End: Tomatoes, Tomatoes… Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off
GM REPORT: A Partially GE-Free NZ Won't Work - Greens
GM REPORT: Royal Commission On Genetic Modification Report Released
GM REPORT: POLITICAL REACTION
GM REPORT: OTHER REACTION:
David Miller: Cricket Brings Attention To Forgotten War
Underlying Electricity Issues Still Not Addressed
Writings From The Right
Standardised Maternity Contracts Welcomed
Scoop World: Loopholes In The Kyoto Protocol
Scoop World: Least Developed Countries Say “No” To WTO
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Scoop Is In The House – Today’s Questions

– 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 –Lakeland Health Funding. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 31 July [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00188.htm


Howard’s End: Tomatoes, Tomatoes… Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off

- 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. See... Howard's End: You Say Tomatoes, I Say Tomatoes [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00187.htm


A Partially GE-Free NZ Won't Work - 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. Guy MacGibbon reports. See... GM & Conventional Crops Cannot Co-exist - Greens [1] and Scoop Images: GM Report Released At Parliament [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00181.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00185.htm


Royal Commission On Genetic Modification 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. See... NEWSFLASH: Royal Commission Report Released [1] . For the full report see... THE FULL REPORT – ROYAL COMMISSION WEBSITE [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00178.htm
[2] - http://www.gmcommission.govt.nz/RCGM/rcgm_report.html

POLITICAL REACTION

: - Nats - Greens hung by own dreadlocks on GM inquiry [1] - NZ First - How Can Greens Support Government Now? [2] - Green Party - Preserving opportunities - but closing off options [3] - Commission fails to address GE Food Safety issues [4] - Jim Anderton - Anderton welcomes Royal Commission report [5] - Environment Minister Marian Hobbs - Royal Commission Praised For Comprehensive Report [6] - Prime Minister - Report of the Royal Commission on GM [7] ACT - GM Moratorium Should Be Lifted Immediately [8] - ACT Praises GM Commission For A Job Well Done [9]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00521.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00518.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00517.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00516.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00513.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00512.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00510.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00527.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00509.htm


OTHER REACTION:

- Rare Diseases Org. - Patient Advocacy Group Welcomes Recommendation [1] - GE Free Coalition - Commission Report Contradictory And Impractical [2] - Greenpeace - Commission fails on the GE issue [3] - Business NZ - Royal Commission offers a way forward [4] - GE Free NZ - Death knell for NZ's quality primary production [5] - Federated Farmers - 'Preserving Opportunities' welcomed by Feds [6] - Association of Crown Research Institutes - Royal Commission Offers Sound Path Forward On GM [7] - NZ Life Sciences Network - Royal Commission endorses a science-based future [8] Click through to the Just Politics page for full GM Royal Commission coverage [9]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0107/S00089.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0107/S00087.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00127.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0107/S00242.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0107/S00086.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0107/S00241.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0107/S00085.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0107/S00084.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=justpolitics


David Miller: Cricket Brings Attention To Forgotten 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 week writes David Miller. See... David Miller: The Forgotten And Bloody War [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00184.htm


Underlying Electricity Issues Still Not Addressed

- Today's high-level electricity meeting presented no evidence that the power crisis is lessening, and the core issues have not yet been addressed, says Business New Zealand Chief Executive Simon Carlaw. See… Underlying Electricity Problems Not Addressed [1] MORE: - MoH - MoH Supports Energy Conservation [2] - MEUG - Declare Power Situation An Emergency [3] - Windflow - Wind power the answer to power cuts [4] - Greens - Greens Welcome Campaign [5] - NZ Govt - Parliament Turns On Generators [6] - Hutt City Council - Hutt City Powers Down [7] - ACT - Price Rationing Could Help Crisis [8] - NZ First - Call For House To Resume Under Urgency [9] - Nats - Govt Must Rectify Cuts To Energy Efficiency Budget [10] - Government Must Practise What It Preaches [11] - Government still dithering on electricity [12] Click through to the Just Politics page for full power crisis coverage [13]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0107/S00252.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0107/S00057.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0107/S00244.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0107/S00238.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00492.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00503.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0107/S00073.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00491.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00488.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00499.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00497.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00481.htm
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=justpolitics


Writings From The Right

- In this week’s edition: 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. See... The New Write: Young Nationals Newsletter [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00128.htm


Standardised Maternity Contracts Welcomed

- GPs are pleased with the Ministry of Health’s new maternity plan, and are optimistic that it forms “the foundations of a constructive approach”, says Royal NZ College of General Practitioners President Dr Helen Rodenburg. See... Cautious Welcome To New Maternity Plan [1] and Standardised Maternity Contracts To Be Introduced [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0107/S00056.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0107/S00055.htm


Scoop World: Loopholes In The Kyoto Protocol

- Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Alex Veitch of the Sierra Club, who examines the strengths and weaknesses of the accord and the effect U.S. rejection will have on reaching Kyoto's goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. See... Compromises to Reach Climate Accord Open Loopholes [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0107/S00112.htm


Scoop World: Least Developed Countries Say “No” To WTO

- In a remarkable show of unity, the Least Developing Countries (LDCs) meeting in Zanzibar, 22-24 July 2001, declared in a decisive manner that they were not ready to get into a new round of trade negotiations at Doha. See... LDCS Reject A New WTO Trade Round For Doha [1] . Their views sharply contrast with those of US Secretary of State Colin Powell who advocated free trade as a path to prosperity during his meetings with ASEAN nations. See... Powell Says Open Societies Are Way to Prosperity [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0107/S00108.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0107/S00113.htm


Katya Rivas

- My Heart saddens because My Vicar is surrounded and besieged by enemies who, as hungry beasts, would like to tear apart his heart, formed according to Mine… See... Katya Rivas: My Vicar - Victim Pleasing to My Eyes [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00182.htm

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