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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
It's A Dunne Deal: Labour Stumbling To The Right Say Greens
FULL COVERAGE: It's A Dunne Deal
Keith Rankin: A Libertarianz Future For National Postulated
Tube Talk: Tip-toeing Through The Minefield Of Love
NZ’s Afghanistan Injured Transferred To Germany
Dietry Genocide Courtesy of NZ, Australia and USA
State Of Emergency On Planet Earth
PSA Says It Wasn’t Consulted Over RNZ Staff Cuts
NZ Glacial Meltdown Highlighted Internationally
Cultural Cringe Could Cost Jobs
As Seen On Scoop!
Freedom Week: Jailing The Opposition In Malaysia
Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Is United Future A Legitimate Party?
Trans-Tasman Transport Discussions
Securities Commissioners
Asian Safety
Northland CYFs Situation Needs Maharey Involvement
Unemployment Hits New Record Lows
Labour Loves Families And Kids

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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It's A Dunne Deal: Labour Stumbling To The Right Say Greens

- New Zealand has inadvertently elected a centre-right government, Green Co-leader Rod Donald said this morning, as his party announced that it would not be entering a confidence and supply agreement with Labour. Guy MacGibbon Reports from this morning's press conference. See... We have An Accidental Centre Right Govt - Donald [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00039.htm


FULL COVERAGE: It's A Dunne Deal

- The Green Party has just announced that United Future has done a deal with Helen Clark and that it is no longer in the running to become part of a formal coalition with the new minority Government. (breaking news will be posted when it appears...) "They like absolute control. They like everything there way," says Rod Donald, "It's not quite the consensus approach we are used to taking." Green Party Announcement: The Green Party has decided not to enter into a confidence and supply agreement with Labour, Co-leaders Jeanette Fitzsimons and Rod Donald announced today. See... Greens Retain Independence [1] REACTION: - Blue Greens - "Donald Principle" Legacy Of The Green Party [2] - ACT - Rocky Road Ahead for Helen Clark [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00037.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00027.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00042.htm


Keith Rankin: A Libertarianz Future For National Postulated

- Will the National Party wither? Yes, if it doesn't stand for anything. So what could it stand for? See... Keith Rankin: Whither National? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00035.htm


Tube Talk: Tip-toeing Through The Minefield Of Love

- I’m not usually inspired to write about TV programs twice, and still less inclined to repeat rave reviews. As my Nana used to say, it’s only a short road from repeating yourself to eating cat food and running down to the bus stop with no clothes on. See... Tube Talk: A chain-smoking Romeo & Juliet [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00033.htm


NZ’s Afghanistan Injured Transferred To Germany

- The two New Zealand SAS soldiers injured in a motor vehicle accident in Afghanistan earlier this week have now been transferred to a US military hospital in Germany. See... Two SAS Injured In Afghanistan At German Hospital [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00039.htm


Dietry Genocide Courtesy of NZ, Australia and USA

- Foodstores in Suva crammed with packets of instant noodles, cans of corned beef, tinned fish, biscuits, soft drinks, chocolate bars and potato chips -- imported from NZ, Australia and the USA -- vividly illustrate toxic dumping. It's Dietry Genocide ... See... Killing Me Softly - A Pacific Waste Dump [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00037.htm


State Of Emergency On Planet Earth

- An acute State of Emergency exists on Earth, imperiling its climate, its life support systems and the lives of billions of people. See... Earth Emergency: A Call To Action [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00038.htm


PSA Says It Wasn’t Consulted Over RNZ Staff Cuts

- The PSA has today lodged a Compliance Order with the Employment Relations Authority in a bid to require Radio New Zealand to comply with the consultative provisions of the Collective Agreement in place between the two organisations, PSA national secretary Richard Wagstaff said today. See... RNZ’s Refusal To Consult Over Staffing Cuts [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0208/S00048.htm


NZ Glacial Meltdown Highlighted Internationally

- Svalbard, Arctic Circle/Auckland 8 August 2002: New Zealand’s Franz Josef glacier is one of six glaciers worldwide highlighted as showing signs of retreat from climate change, Greenpeace revealed today. See... Franz Josef Highlighted As Global Warming Casualty [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00042.htm


Cultural Cringe Could Cost Jobs

- Cultural cringe over the possibility of Australians buying into Air New Zealand could ultimately destroy our airline, says the union that represents nearly 3000 Air New Zealand workers. See... It could be Qantas or bust, says union [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0208/S00061.htm


As Seen On Scoop!

- AIM Proximity Launches Live Internet Survey Tool, 'Closer by Proximity', Enabling Instant Dialogue Between Customers and Marketers. See... AIM Proximity Launches Live Internet Survey Tool [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0208/S00016.htm


Freedom Week: Jailing The Opposition In Malaysia

- “The sentencing today of a detained opposition leader to two years imprisonment under the Official Secrets Act (OSA) is part of a pattern which has a wider chilling effect on freedom of expression in Malaysia, “Amnesty International said. See... Malaysia: Opposition Leader Silenced For 2 Years [1] and NZUSA Students Call for Release of Political Prisoners [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00040.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00028.htm


Katya Rivas

- So, did you not like the talk? Of course you did. Learn, you already have the theory and the practice, everything before your eyes, before your being to savor it... See... Katya Rivas: Those Who Do Not Bear Their Cross [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00036.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Is United Future A Legitimate Party?

United must come clean on why Electoral Commission chief executive, Paul Harris, has still not received confirmation that it has the 500 members required by law for the party to be registered, says National MP Tony Ryall. United must answer Electoral Commission [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00040.htm


Trans-Tasman Transport Discussions

- Australia/NZ Open Skies Agreement Signed Air services between New Zealand and Australia were today formalised with the signing of an “open skies” air services agreement by New Zealand Acting Transport Minister Judith Tizard. See... Australia/NZ Open Skies Agreement Signed [1] and NZ-Australia Joint Communique On Transport Policy [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00043.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00045.htm


Securities Commissioners

- Commerce Minister Paul Swain has announced two one-year re-appointments to the Securities Commission. See... Securities Commission Appointments [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00044.htm


Asian Safety

- The Government must do more for crime prevention and safety amongst the Asian community, rather than leaving them to face criticism for not reporting crime, says National MP Pansy Wong. See... Labour turns blind eye to Asian NZer's safety [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00041.htm


Northland CYFs Situation Needs Maharey Involvement

- A survey showing non-Governmental agencies have very low confidence in CYF's ability to cope with child abuse demonstrates why the Government needs to act quickly on the Te Hau Ora O Te Tai Tokerau (THOTT) mess, ACT Social Services Spokesman Dr Muriel says. See... Why is Maharey Doing Nothing in Northland Mess? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00039.htm


Unemployment Hits New Record Lows

- There has been continued growth in overall labour supply, reflecting ongoing labour demand and net gains in permanent and long-term migration, according to Statistics New Zealand's June 2002 quarter Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS). See... Unemployment Rate at 5.1 Percent [1] and NZ’s unemployment rate now on a par with the UK [2] and


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0208/S00059.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00038.htm


Labour Loves Families And Kids

- “Thank you for inviting me to speak here this evening. And thank you for being here as part of your professional development.” See... Early Childhood Symposium - Trevor Mallard [1] and Govt's Strong Record For Children And Families [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00035.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00034.htm

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