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Scoop Is In The House - Today's Q&A
Jim Bolger To Chair NZ Post’s Bank
Howard’s End: Speaking Of Racist Policies…
Anti-immigration Stance Won’t Wash With Kiwis
David Miller: A Tough Cookie & A Bit Of A Spunk
Irish Eyes: Being One With The Weather
Historic Houses Carved Up And Moved For Concrete Box
The Icehouse: It’s Actually A Business Hothouse
Trust Keeps Knowledge Wave Going
Fiji Election: Labour Scoop Indian Seats In West

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Scoop Is In The House - Today's Q&A

– Today's questions of the day concerned: Refugees – Refugees – Hong Kong Free Trade – ERA Appointments – Tertiary Fee Freeze – Mark Burton Inquiries – Road Safety – F16s, LAVs and CGS Advice – Adult Education - LAVs – Tertiary Funding.See... See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 4 September [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00014.htm


Jim Bolger To Chair NZ Post’s Bank

- Former Prime Minister Rt Hon Jim Bolger ONZ is to chair New Zealand Post’s proposed new bank. See... Jim Bolger To Chair New Zealand Post’s Bank [1] MORE: - Govt - Jim Bolger Appointed To NZ Post Board [2] - ACT - Bolger Appointment: Politics Beats Business [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0109/S00016.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00031.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00035.htm


Howard’s End: Speaking Of Racist Policies…

- The United States and Israel delegations have quit the UN Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance in protest at attempts by delegates to single out Israel as a racist state. Time for some media balance. See... Howard's End: Home Truths About Radical Islamists [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00013.htm


Anti-immigration Stance Won’t Wash With Kiwis

- Prime Minister Helen Clark says she doesn’t believe opposition to New Zealand’s offer to take on 150 of the Tampa boat people from National leader Jenny Shipley and New Zealand First leader Winston Peters will resonate with New Zealanders. See... Kiwis Will Welcome Humanitarian Gesture, PM Says [1] . See also... Amnesty welcomes NZ Tampa offer [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00009.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0109/S00011.htm


David Miller: A Tough Cookie & A Bit Of A Spunk

- One of the major stories in the media in the past week was the announcement by Michelle Boag that she intends to rid the National Party of its deadwood. See... David Miller: Coping With Powerful Women [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00011.htm


Irish Eyes: Being One With The Weather

- 'Advice for dealing with intemperate weather' or 'How to best enjoy the weather at your place'. See... Irish Eyes: Enjoying The Weather At Your Place [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00012.htm


Historic Houses Carved Up And Moved For Concrete Box

- “The University of Auckland's managers are destroying an invaluable part of Auckland's heritage” stated Brian Van Dam of the university Mathematics Dept. See... Historic Auckland Houses Butchered And Demolished [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0109/S00001.htm


The Icehouse: It’s Actually A Business Hothouse

- A hot opportunity is being offered to New Zealand’s entrepreneurs by The Icehouse, the business accelerator created by The University of Auckland Business School and eight leading business and professional organisations. See... The Icehouse Offers Entrepreneurs Hot Opportunity [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0109/S00024.htm


Trust Keeps Knowledge Wave Going

- A new, independent body, The Knowledge Wave Trust, was announced today to build on the ideas and momentum generated by the Catching the Knowledge Wave conference. See... Catching The Knowledge Wave – The Next Step [1] - Catching The Knowledge Wave Conference Communique [2] - Knowledge Wave Stimulates Major Change in Public [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0109/S00014.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0109/S00013.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0109/S00012.htm


Fiji Election: Labour Scoop Indian Seats In West

- SUVA (Pasifik Nius): The Fiji Labour Party looks set to scoop all the Indian communal seats in the western division with two unofficial and five declared wins in the general election so far today. See... Labour Set To Scoop Indian Seats In West [1] MORE: - Fiji: Caretaker Regime Party Wins First Seat [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0109/S00009.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0109/S00006.htm

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Biden In Tokyo: Killing Strategic Ambiguity
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Dunne Speaks: Robertson's Budget Gamble On Treasury
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Keith Rankin: Liberal Democracy In The New Neonationalist Era: The Three 'O's
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Digitl: Infrastructure Commission wants digital strategy
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Binoy Kampmark: Leaking For Roe V Wade
The US Supreme Court Chief Justice was furious. For the first time in history, the raw judicial process of one of the most powerful, and opaque arms of government, had been exposed via media – at least in preliminary form. It resembled, in no negligible way, the publication by WikiLeaks of various drafts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership... More>>




The Conversation: Cheaper food comes with other costs – why cutting GST isn't the answer

As New Zealand considers the removal of the goods and services tax (GST) from food to reduce costs for low income households, advocates need to consider the impact cheap food has on the environment and whether there are better options to help struggling families... More>>