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Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Questions
Sludge Report: Don The Optimist Does Nothing
Writings From The Right: Dumb-Arse Ideas
Big News: Yes To Cannabis Decriminalisation
US Given Time On Lamb Tariffs
Ministerial Car There To Be Used - Anderton
World: Jenin Invasion Condemned
Feedback: Grand Water Selling Scheme
State Youth Radio Would Destroy Viable Industry
NZ Radio Invited To Agree To Kiwi Music Quota
NZ Saved 5.6% On Power Yesterday
Scoop World: Sowing The Seeds Of Peace
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Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Questions

– Today's questions of the day concerned: Power Crisis SOE Sensitivity – Prison Strike – Reserve Bank And People’s Bank – Drug Advertising – Ross Armstrong – Tertiary Education Funding – Ross Armstrong – Kenepuru Hospital – SOE Information Leaks – Kohanga Reo - Exporting Education – Pacific Island Health – SOE Minister’s Question Answering. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 15 August [1] . For yesterday's Q&A see... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –14 August [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00086.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00079.htm


Sludge Report: Don The Optimist Does Nothing

- Unsurprisingly, as appears to be his mantra, New Zealand’s ultra-cautious central banker Dr Don Brash has again chosen to do nothing in his latest Monetary Policy Statement out today. See... Sludge Report #102 – Don Looks On The Bright Side [1] MORE: - RBNZ MPS: Official Cash Rate Unchanged [2] - RBNZ MPS: Policy Overview And Assessment [3] - RBNZ MPS: Table Of Economic Projections [4] - Deutsche Bank - Instant View [5] - RBNZ Remains On Hold [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00085.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00149.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00150.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00151.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00153.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00157.htm


Writings From The Right: Dumb-Arse Ideas

- Last week it emerged that once again the Government is considering the idea of a taxpayer funded, nation-wide youth radio station. This would have to rank as one of the stupidest ideas this government has had (and thats saying something.) See... The New Write 14 August 2001 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00066.htm


Big News: Yes To Cannabis Decriminalisation

- Last week I was asked if I was going to do a column on decriminalising cannabis, and whether I supported the move. I said yes on both counts. I support dope decriminalisation only if it leads to more education and lower use, especially amongst kids. See... Big News: Why Should Smoking A Joint Be A Crime? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00083.htm


US Given Time On Lamb Tariffs

- New Zealand and Australia have agreed to allow the United States additional time to conclude an agreement with its sheepmeat industry which would result in the industry itself requesting that the safeguard be removed, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton Said. See... Agreement On Lamb Tariff Ruling Reached [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00305.htm


Ministerial Car There To Be Used - Anderton

- “The use of the ministerial self-drive car by my wife in Christchurch presents no problems, breaks no rules and is not a misuse,” said Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton. See... Self-drive car for driving [1] MORE: - Nats - Blatant misuse of ministerial car slammed [2] - Independent Citizens - Taxpayer Funded Vehicle! [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00300.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00289.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00069.htm


World: Jenin Invasion Condemned

- After the whole world condemned the attack on the Palestinian institutions in Jerusalem, followed the sneaky, nightly invasion of Jenin. Gush Shalom calls on Shimon Peres and the other Labor Party members to immediately leave Sharon's war government. See... Invasion Of Jenin By Sharon's War Government [1] . See also... Annan urges end to occupation of 'Orient House' [2] For SCOOP'S FULL COVERAGE of the Middle East Peace Process see... SCOOP WORLD FEATURE PAGE [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00040.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00039.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=world


Feedback: Grand Water Selling Scheme

- We I notice, in a report from the UN today, that a looming water crisis could threaten one in three people by 2025 sparking as much conflict this century as oil did in the last. See... Feedback: Threat of World Water Crisis [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00084.htm


State Youth Radio Would Destroy Viable Industry

- "Broadcasting Minister 'Boo Boo' Hobbs is happy to destroy the viability of the private radio stations that young people currently listen to," says Libertarianz Leader Peter Cresswell, noting "that is the only conclusion I can draw from her commitment to 100% taxpayer funded radio network targeting this same market." See... Radio Boo Boo A No No [1] and Youth Radio Options To Be Explored Further [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00067.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00275.htm


NZ Radio Invited To Agree To Kiwi Music Quota

- The Minister of Broadcasting, Marian Hobbs, is inviting the commercial radio industry to commit to playing more New Zealand music through a code of practice and self-regulation. See... NZ music targets for commercial radio [1] and New Zealand music on radio - a way forward [2] REACTION: - Libz - Quotas For New Zealand Book Shops Next?! [3] - ACT - Quotas: How Bizarre! [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00282.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00283.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00068.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00292.htm


NZ Saved 5.6% On Power Yesterday

- Actual daily electricity savings for the past week are shown below. This data shows exactly what the country saved each day. See... Electricity Information Tuesday, 14 August 2001 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00158.htm


Scoop World: Sowing The Seeds Of Peace

- “I am before you today as Secretary of State but for most of my life, as you know, I was a soldier, a soldier who was committed to defending his nation, to preserve the peace, but who was also forced to go to war and to prepare for war. “See... Colin Powell Remarks to Seeds of Peace 14/8/2001 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00043.htm

Katya Rivas

- How much a mother loves her child can be seen from her maternal kisses and caresses. This is yet more evident if the sacrifices that she secretly makes for her child are known. See... Katya Rivas: How a Mother Loves Her Child! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00082.htm

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