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It Grows! It’s GE! It’s Coming To Our Coast!
Te Arawa’s Lake Claim Could Set Dangerous Precedent
Responses To ‘Innovation Report’ Requested
Zimbabwe's Press Muzzled - Why No Outrage?
Encouraging Signs In Forestry Research Strategy
Maori Last To Know About Tax Changes
New NZ Disarmament Envoy To Vienna
Too Many environmental Risks For Mine Plan

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Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Q&A
Keith Rankin On The MMP Review
Rodney Hide Speech: Whistle Blowing & Jim's Bank
High Praise For Dolphin Saving Set Net Ban
Power Savings Drop To 5.1%


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It Grows! It’s GE! It’s Coming To Our Coast!

- A mutated species of tropical seaweed is posing a serious threat to New Zealand's biosecurity, Green MP and Biosecurity Spokesperson Ian Ewen-Street said today. See... Mutated Seaweed A Major Threat [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00333.htm


Te Arawa’s Lake Claim Could Set Dangerous Precedent

- ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley welcomes the petition of 14,000 concerned New Zealand residents urging that the Rotorua Lakes remain in Crown ownership and says the Government must listen to the concerns. See... Govt Should Listen To Rotorua Lakes Petitioners [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00328.htm


Responses To ‘Innovation Report’ Requested

- The Council set up by the Prime Minister to advise on how to turn New Zealand into a more innovative society has given the country an proposed Innovation Framework supported by an Innovation Report card - and now wants New Zealanders to respond to the proposed Innovation Framework. See... SIAC Asks For Response To Its Report [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00073.htm


Zimbabwe's Press Muzzled - Why No Outrage?

- The situation in Zimbabwe is continuing to deteriorate by the minute, says Libertarianz Leader Peter Cresswell, "while Helen Clark and her government remain mute.” See... Clark Fiddles - Zimbabwe Burns [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00071.htm


Encouraging Signs In Forestry Research Strategy

- The forest industry's new research, science and technology strategy is an encouraging sign of increased commitment to research and innovation in the industry, says Forestry Minister Pete Hodgson — but the proof will lie in the extra research dollars that the industry decides to invest in the coming months. See... Hodgson Welcomes Forest Industry Research Strategy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00326.htm


Maori Last To Know About Tax Changes

- A new discussion document signals the Government's intention to bring Maori organisations into line with the tax rules that cover other New Zealanders, but Maori seem to be the last to be told, National's Revenue spokesperson Annabel Young said today. See... Maori Last To Be Told Of Taxation Changes [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00325.htm


New NZ Disarmament Envoy To Vienna

- Barbara Bridge will be New Zealand’s next disarmament envoy in Vienna, Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff and Disarmament and Arms Control Minister Matt Robson announced today. See... NZ’s New UN Disarmament Representative Announced [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00324.htm


Too Many environmental Risks For Mine Plan

- Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today said the significant environmental risks associated with the proposal for a new West Coast gold mine meant the Government had no choice but to decline the application. See... No Choice But To Turn Down Mine Application [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00323.htm

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Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Q&A

– Today's questions of the day concerned: Rail – SOE Power Prices – Industry Training – SOE Power Prices – Student Job Search – NZ Post Vs Prebble – LAV IIIs – Foreign Student Accommodation – Human Rights – LAV IIIs – School Libraries – Airline Negotiations. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 16 August [1] . For yesterday's questions and answers of the day see... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 15 August [2]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00097.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00086.htm

Keith Rankin On The MMP Review

- Economics extols the marketplace. Markets work best when there is competition. The best name for competition is polypoly (“many sellers”). This contrasts with monopoly, duopoly, oligopoly: one, two, few sellers. See... Keith Rankin: Parliament - Polypoly or Duopoly? [1] - Feedback - Rankin called for Nazi allusion [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00090.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00096.htm


Rodney Hide Speech: Whistle Blowing & Jim's Bank

- On election night, Jim Anderton committed Labour and Alliance to 'hands-on' Government. The problem for Jim Anderton is that I have my 'hands on' the documents. See... Hands On Government And The People's Bank [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00327.htm


High Praise For Dolphin Saving Set Net Ban

- The government’s management plan for North Island Hector’s dolphins, announced today, could hardly be better, says WWF. See... Hope For NI Hector’s Dolphins [1] MORE: - Govt - Set Net Ban To Protect Hector's Dolphin [2] - Greens - Greens Welcome Moves To Save Hector's Dolphin [3] - Forest & Bird - Saved From Extinction [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00076.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00331.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00332.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00075.htm

Power Savings Drop To 5.1%

- National Savings Day by Day Actual daily electricity savings for the past week are shown below. This data shows exactly what the country saved each day. See... Electricity Information For Wed 15 August 2001 [1] MORE: - MEUG - Govt’s Electricity Savings Questioned [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00164.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00166.htm


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