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Howard’s End: Imagination Explained
MORE KNOWLEDGE WAVE NEWS & REACTION
Robert Mann: GM Commission Not So Balanced
Stateside: 100 Bells, Heaven Or Hell?
Irish Eyes: Grisly Weather Forecasting
Satire: Full Credit To The Creator
Lift Air NZ Foreign Ownership Cap – Shipley
Ruling Reinforces Entitlement Disclosure Policy
First Ambassador To North Korea
Scoop World: Reality Check On Doha WTO Meeting
Power Crisis Contains Lessons About Wind

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Howard’s End: Imagination Explained

- 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. See... Howard's End: Imagination Vs Knowledge [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00025.htm


MORE KNOWLEDGE WAVE NEWS & REACTION:

- PM & Auckland Uni Vice Chancellor - Media Statement [1] - Anti-DPB Campaigners - Brash's Benefit Stand Brave [2] - VUWSA - Elitist Puddle [3] - Greens - Celebrate NZ's Creative Edge [4] - Ron Law - Minister Wipes-Out on Knowledge Wave [5] More on the Just Politics Feature Page [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00095.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00016.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00015.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00099.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00019.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=justpolitics


Robert Mann: GM Commission Not So Balanced

- 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 I put forward a similar idea regarding the then nascent recombinant-DNA technology - commonly called genetic engineering (GE) - for splicing genes from unrelated organisms & viruses to create novel organisms that could not come to exist naturally. See... A Tale Of Two Commissions [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0108/S00022.htm


Stateside: 100 Bells, Heaven Or Hell?

- When the church bells ring out over England to celebrate royal birthdays, weddings, funerals do you ever wonder how bellringers get to practise without alienating their neighbours? We're not talking here about a garage band practice, after all! See... Stateside: Centipede Shoes On The Road [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00029.htm


Irish Eyes: Grisly Weather Forecasting

- As rain threatens to recrudesce across the country, Irish Eyes invites you on a tour of the dungeon room, where lie the darker additions to our collective collection of weatherly wisdom. See... Irish Eyes: Glory Days Of Gothic Weather Reportage [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00030.htm


Satire: Full Credit To The Creator

- Speaking at a luncheon for Steincoke Enterprises, Pitzfatrick said his conversion was the result of a "deep spiritual yearning that no amount of rucking, whinging, or professional cheating ever managed to satisfy." See... Scoop Satire: Pitzfatrick Converts [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00031.htm


Lift Air NZ Foreign Ownership Cap – Shipley

- The Prime Minister should demonstrate her commitment to the overwhelming call from the Catch the Knowledge Wave conference for the Government to set rules that allow it to get on and build the economy, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said today. See... PM must heed advice and lift cap on Air NZ [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00094.htm


Ruling Reinforces Entitlement Disclosure Policy

- The full-entitlement policy introduced by the Labour-Alliance government ensures that beneficiaries are now informed of the full range of assistance available to them, Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey said today. See... Comment on Scoble ruling [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00093.htm


First Ambassador To North Korea

- New Zealand’s first Ambassador to North Korea will be New Zealand Ambassador to South Korea Roy Ferguson, who will be cross-accredited from Seoul, Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Phil Goff announced today. See... New Zealand's First Ambassador To North Korea [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00098.htm


Scoop World: Reality Check On Doha WTO Meeting

- This is a short report of the latest developments in the WTO in Geneva. The General Council held a 2 day informal meeting on 30-31 July for a "stocktaking" or reality check on the situation re Doha Ministerial. See... Countries Speak Against New Issues At WTO Council [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00011.htm


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Power Crisis Contains Lessons About Wind

- “It is essential that the Minister of Energy commits Government to actions that will stop us being so dependant on hydo storage”, said Mr Alistair Wilson, chairman of the New Zealand Wind Energy Association. See... Hydro Storage Crisis Must Result In Future Action [1] MORE POWER CRISIS COVERAGE: - M-Co - Information on Electricity Savings - 5 August 2001 [2] - Manakau City - Inter-Council Challenge To Save Energy [3] - Govt. - Electricity Savings Positive, But More Needed [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00044.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00045.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0108/S00017.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00089.htm

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Keith Rankin: Our Neanderthal Ancestry

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Ian Powell: Rescuing Simpson From Simpson

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Missions To Mars: Mapping, Probing And Plundering The Red Planet

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Jennifer S. Hunt: Trump Evades Conviction Again As Republicans Opt For Self-Preservation

By Jennifer S. Hunt Lecturer in Security Studies, Australian National University Twice-impeached former US President Donald Trump has evaded conviction once more. On the fourth day of the impeachment trial, the Senate verdict is in . Voting guilty: ... More>>

Binoy Kampmark: Let The Investigation Begin: The International Criminal Court, Israel And The Palestinian Territories

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The Conversation: How To Cut Emissions From Transport: Ban Fossil Fuel Cars, Electrify Transport And Get People Walking And Cycling

By Robert McLachlan Professor in Applied Mathematics, Massey University The Climate Change Commission’s draft advice on how to decarbonise New Zealand’s economy is refreshing, particularly as it calls on the government to start phasing out fossil ... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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