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Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Q&A
Tegel Chooks To Eat GE Free Feed
Farming Still The Backbone Of NZ’s Economy
Big News: Desperately Seeking Place On Political Map
Lee Decision Raises Doubts About Political Process
Scoop Images: Salivating Stuff For Skiers At Ohau
World: Peace Force Called For In Israel
Postcard Could Cost Anderton $100,000
Goff To Bouganville For Peace Signing
ALRANZ Say CHP Nazism Comments Offensive

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Photo essay: Protest & counter-protest

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Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Q&A

- Today's questions of the day concerned: Prison Strike – Army LAV Conspiracy x 2 – DHB Elections – Dinner Defence Discussions – INCIS – NZ Post Vs Richard Prebble - LAV IIIs Cost Blowout – Oil And Petrol Pollution – SOE Profits And The Power Crisis – Peace Keepers In The Middle East – Investing In Air New Zealand. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 29 August [1] . For yesterday's questions and answers see... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –28 August [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00166.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00159.htm


Tegel Chooks To Eat GE Free Feed

- Tegel, New Zealand's largest poultry company, has announced that its chickens will soon be fed with feed sourced entirely from non-genetically modified crops. See... Tegel goes GM free [1] REACTION: - Greens - Greens welcome Tegel response to GE concern [2] - Greenpeace - Tegel – No Longer Chicken!! [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0108/S00086.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00532.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0108/S00093.htm


Farming Still The Backbone Of NZ’s Economy

- Those pushing for New Zealand to become a “knowledge economy” should realise that there is only one industry that can maintain the country’s standard of living – farming. That’s the view of Waikato farm economist and finance specialist Donald Fraser. See... Export Surplus: Farming Has Done It Again [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00279.htm


Big News: Desperately Seeking Place On Political Map

- “We must knock out the Green Party,” Nile viciously told those gathered at the CHP conference in Auckland. Nile maintains the Greens are anti-God, adding it was time the CHP showed other people what parties like the Greens stood for. See... Big News: "Knock out the Green Party", CHP Told [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00163.htm


Lee Decision Raises Doubts About Political Process

- Sandra Lee’s latest decision involving the beleaguered West Coast has once again raised doubts about New Zealand’s political process. Sandra Lee herself stated that she was not required to consider either social or economic consequences when making her decision. That is an acknowledgement that she did not consider all the facts; par for the course of New Zealand’s exclusive politics of recent decades. See... The Politics Of Exclusion: There Is A Better Way [1] MORE ON THE MINE: - ECO - Conservationists will oppose ANY hardrock mine [2] - Photo essay: Protest & counter-protest [3] - United Future - West Coast Guinea Pigs For Alliance Re-Branding [4] - Forest & Bird - Rally to support Sandra Lee's Reefton decision [5] - Organisations Write In Support Of Sandra Lee [6] - Green Party - Coromandel Proves Mining Wealth Myth [7] - Nats - Coast Protest Because Govt Won't Front [8] - Maree Howard - Howard's End: No Justice And Fairness For Coasters [9]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00134.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00281.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00165.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00528.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00129.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00132.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00520.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00514.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00146.htm


Scoop Images: Salivating Stuff For Skiers At Ohau

- Images from the Ohau Ski Field, sent to Scoop by Ohau village resident Norman Mackay . The images were taken by Barbara MacKay. See... Scoop Images: Ski Ohau [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00164.htm


World: Peace Force Called For In Israel

- Gush Shalom (Israeli Peace Bloc) calls for the placing of an international force between Beit Jala and Gilo, following the withdrawal of Israeli forces from Beit Jala, which must take place immediately. See... Call For An Intl. Force Between Beit Jala And Gilo [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00102.htm


Postcard Could Cost Anderton $100,000

- ACT Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide said today legal advice confirmed Jim Anderton faces two $50,000 fines under the Electoral Act for his use of a taxpayer-funded postcard to drum up customers for the 'People's Bank'. See... Jim Anderton Faces $100,000 Fine over Postcard [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00530.htm


Goff To Bouganville For Peace Signing

- New Zealand Foreign Minister Phil Goff leaves today to witness tomorrow's historic signing of the Comprehensive Settlement for Bougainville on Arawa in Bougainville. See... Goff to attend historic Bougainville peace signing [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00533.htm


ALRANZ Say CHP Nazism Comments Offensive

- “The Christian Heritage Party is making offensive comments about Nazism and reproductive choice in the context of so-called “wrongful life” cases.” See... Capill's Disability/Abortion Comments Offensive [1] and The Right Not To Be Born - CHP [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00135.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00131.htm


...BONUS PHOTO STORY...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00156.htm
Morornet: Horses under the hood

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