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Scoop Is In The House – Today’s Questions
Keith Rankin: Don't Cry For Air NZ
Upton-on-line: Missing Anything?
Feedback: What Voters Want Is Being Ignored
Unemployment Lowest Since 1988
Report Too Optimistic About Power Supply
Law Change To Protect Against Loan Sharks
Your PC, Inspiring Violence For 20 Years
What Are The Odds In This Year’s NPC?
Daisy – New Kiwi E-zine For Women
Find A Pad For Your Ski Holiday Online
A Long Time Ago, In Slippery Polyester

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Scoop Is In The House – Today’s Questions

– Today's questions of the day concerned: NCEA – Employment Stats – Auckland DHB Deficit – Suspended Sentences – Closing The Gaps Reports – Conservation Week – Steve Maharey’s Swearing – Public Transport – Ross Armstrong’s Lawsuit Against ACT – UN Small Arms Trade Conference – Ron Mark’s Military Expertise (and the LAV 3s). See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 9 August [1] . For yesterday's Q&A see... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 8 August [2] To subscribe to be sent questions and answers as they are published by email CLICK HERE [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00052.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00045.htm
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Keith Rankin: Don't Cry For Air NZ

- Air New Zealand (ie Air New Zealand - Ansett) is an Australasian airline, and is a member of a global alliance. It is a good airline with the potential to be much better, and to contribute much to the economic wellbeing of both New Zealand and Australia. See... Keith Rankin: Don't Cry for Air New Zealand [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00050.htm


Upton-on-line: Missing Anything?

- As temperatures hang around the 30 degree mark and ozone levels cause Paris’ new mayor Bertrand Delanoë to press for car-less days to alternate between odd and even numbered registration plates, upton-on-line can confirm that living conditions for those left in a half-deserted city resemble a Turkish bathhouse with the staff on strike. See... Upton-on-line - Diaspora Edition [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00049.htm


Feedback: What Voters Want Is Being Ignored

- Alliance MP Grant Gillon says the majority of submitters to the Committee were happy with MMP and were happy to maintain 120 MP's. A regular Scoop correspondent does the maths and cuts through the spin. See... Feedback: Cor! Wot A Lot Of Voters [1] MORE: - Alliance - Shipley Needs To Read Report [2] - Nats - National Objects To Anti-Democratic MMP Report [3] - NZ First - Complete Waste Of Time & Money [4] - ACT - Abolish Maori Seats [5] - Independent Body Should Review MMP [6] - United Future - Report Ducks Key Questions [7] - Greens - MMP, 120 Seats, No Referendum [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00051.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00175.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00162.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00165.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00164.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00169.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00157.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00163.htm


Unemployment Lowest Since 1988

- The June 2001 quarter seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.2 per cent, according to Statistics New Zealand's Household Labour Force Survey, the official measure of unemployment. The last time it was below 5.2 per cent was March 1988. See... Unemployment Rate At 5.2 Per Cent [1] . Statistics NZ also released Overseas Merchandise Trade [2] figures today. REACTION: - Govt - Maharey Welcomes Reduction In Unemployment [3] - Deutsche Bank - Household Labour Force Survey [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00087.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00088.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00194.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00089.htm


Report Too Optimistic About Power Supply

- The Energy Link consultancy report questioning the seriousness of the current electricity supply situation is too optimistic, says Energy Minister Pete Hodgson. See... What Electricity Crisis? The One We Stumble Into [1] and Crisis Debate “Tragic” - MEUG [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00192.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00091.htm


Law Change To Protect Against Loan Sharks

- The Government is going to change the law to protect consumers against loan sharks and unfair credit practises. See... Consumer Credit Laws to be overhauled [1] MORE: - Overhaul of Consumer credit law - Anderton Speech [2] - What Difference Will the Credit Reforms Make? [3] - Background Information on Consumer Credit Law [4] - What the Government approved: technical detail [5] - Citizens Advice Bureaux - Credit For Reforms [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00181.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00182.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00183.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00184.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00185.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00038.htm


Your PC, Inspiring Violence For 20 Years

- The PC is 20 years old on August 12, but despite more power and gizmos, it still has the ability to annoy to the point of physical violence. See... Happy Birthday Dear Computer... If You Behave... [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0108/S00033.htm


What Are The Odds In This Year’s NPC?

- Bay of Plenty step up too tough - Cricket score likely in local derby - “Dad’s Army” no show against Otago - Northland no hope in Bullring battle - Southland can’t win, says TAB. See... TAB Sports Odds - NPC Winners Picked [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0108/S00030.htm


Daisy – New Kiwi E-zine For Women

- Daisy.co.nz, the interactive women’s website, went online this week. Founder, Jo Evans says Daisy is definitely different to other websites aimed at women. See... Bodacious Bovine With Attitude Goes On-Line [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0108/S00029.htm


Find A Pad For Your Ski Holiday Online

- snow.co.nz, the nations premier winter-sport portal, has teamed up with BachClub.co.nz to provide a private bach/chalet accommodation search facility for the nations skiers and snow boarders. See... snow.co.nz & BachClub Private Chalet/Bach Rental [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0108/S00028.htm


A Long Time Ago, In Slippery Polyester

- “The Corrective Party wishes to express concern about Star Wars II: Attack of the Seventies Homosexuals Oops Clones. We want to know if the rumours about Jarjar Banks are true!!!” said Sister Paedophobia, Child Persecution spokesnun for the Corective Party. See... Attack of the Seventies Homosexual Oops Clones [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00037.htm


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