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NZ Using Less petrol
Guide To Promote Mediation In Environment Court Launched
Nothing Left To Give Corrections Staff
Kedgley Wants Mercury Dangers Spelt Out At Clinics
Govt’s Silence On Mugabe Deafening
Speeches
Important Info For Royal Watchers

POLITICS FROM TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Defence Damned, But LAVIII Purchase Praised
Yesterday's Quake Biggest Since 1995
Mine A No-go From The Get-go – Lee To Coasters
Big News: Cannabis Considerations
Cold Snap Past, 12.3% Power Savings Yesterday

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NZ Using Less petrol

- New Zealand’s petrol consumption has fallen, according to the latest statistics from the Ministry of Economic Development. See... Petrol Consumption Declines [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00436.htm


Guide To Promote Mediation In Environment Court Launched

- Mediation in the Environment Court is a realistic, timely and cost-effective alternative to arguing your case before a Judge, Environment Minister Marian Hobbs said in Auckland today. She launched a new guide that aims to further promote mediation as an option. See... Mediation A Free Alternative To Courtroom Battle [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00431.htm


Nothing Left To Give Corrections Staff

- Ministers today confirmed that the best offer available to Corrections Association of New Zealand (CANZ) is already on the table. This offer has already been accepted by the PSA and other staff. See... Best Offer Already Made To CANZ Members [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00428.htm


Kedgley Wants Mercury Dangers Spelt Out At Clinics

- Green Health spokesperson Sue Kedgley is concerned that some dentists are breaching patient rights by not informing patients about the risks of mercury amalgam fillings. See... Silence On Mercury Risks Breaches Patient Rights [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00427.htm


Govt’s Silence On Mugabe Deafening

- United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne, is calling on the Government to take a strong stand against the attendance of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe at next month's CHOGM Conference in Brisbane. See... New Zealand Should Take Stand On Mugabe Issue [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00425.htm


Speeches

- John Wright For Michael Cullen - Corporate Tax Update 2001 Forum [1] - Jim Sutton - Standards NZ Report Launch - Sutton Speech [2] - Mattt Robson - It's 'About Time' [3] - Winston Peters - New Zealand Superannuation [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00424.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00439.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00438.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00432.htm


Important Info For Royal Watchers

- Prime Minister Helen Clark today released the official programme for the Queen's visit in October. See... Programme For The Queen's Visit [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00429.htm


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Defence Damned, But LAVIII Purchase Praised

- "The report is, frankly, damning of much of the early process and procedures surrounding these two major defence acquisitions, particularly between 1997 and 1999," Defence Minister Mark Burton Said. See... Government To Fix Damning Problems [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00430.htm


FULL REACTION COVERAGE:

- Auditor General - Acquisition Of LAVs [1] - Greens - Defence Dinosaurs Cause Of Confusion [2] - ACT - Report Only The First Step [3] - Minister's Lack Of Leadership [4] - Nats - Army Acquisition Process A Sham [5] - NZ First - Defence Procurement Systems A Mess [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00103.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00442.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00440.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00434.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00433.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00437.htm

Mine A No-go From The Get-go – Lee To Coasters

- The proposed extension of the mine would cover part of an amenity area and part of a wildlife management area. The Conservation Act requires amenity areas to be managed to protect their indigenous, natural and historic resources, and the wildlife management area must be managed to protect the wildlife and the wildlife habitat. I have come to the conclusion that the impacts on these areas are too great. See... Statement To Reefton Public Meeting - Lee [1] Click through to the JUST POLITICS feature page for earlier Reefton mine news. [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00426.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=justpolitics


Big News: Cannabis Considerations

- “Well, after entering the drug debate last week, I was both praised on one hand and accused of smoking dope on the other, so I thought I`d carry on - writing, that is. As I light my spliff and write this column (just kidding!), I realise the cannabis debate has the tendency to polarise - but it is interesting the positions people take.” Dave Crampton writes. See... Big News: As I Light My Spliff [1] and Big News: Why Should Smoking A Joint Be A Crime? [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00131.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00083.htm

Cold Snap Past, 12.3% Power Savings Yesterday

- National Savings Day by Day Actual daily electricity savings for the past week are shown. This data shows exactly what the country saved each day. See... Electricity Information for Tuesday 21 August 2001 [1] MORE: - Home Heating Assn - Power Saving Points [2] - Nats - Leave Household Prices Alone [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00218.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0108/S00034.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00435.htm


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