Top Scoops

Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search

 

Scoop Weekender

Superannuation Wars - Staff Errors Blamed In Christchurch Endoscopy Case - Judgements On-Line - CRICKET: NZ In Control, Just - Judgements On-Line - NBR Chastised - Hands Shake Across The Pacific - Kiwi On A Roll - Moore On His Victory - PM On Tour - Upton On Plutonium and much much more…

PROMO BIT

Dear Scoop Today Subscriber

Scoop Today is New Zealand's only free daily email news service. And subscription to the service also provides access to the most sophisticated freely available database of New Zealand news online - Scoop Gold. You can use your Scoop userid and password - which you received when you subscribed to Scoop Today - to access Scoop Gold at:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/FRarchive.html

Scoop invites discussion and suggestions on the new software. And we need your help. If you know of anyone who would find this service useful - please could you pass this email on with a recommendation.

The Scoop Team…

TODAY'S SCOOPS

Superannuation Wars

- A release of information from the Chair of the Super 2000 Taskforce, Angela Foulkes, has opened up an old and long running debate. See..Can New Zealand Afford to Retire? [1] for the statement which started the ruckus. Yesterday Finance Minister Rt Hon Sir William Birch got in with a preemptive strike saying Superannuation Is Labour's Black Hole [2] . Labour' Michael Cullen replied describing Birch's remarks as "cheap scare tactics based on a deliberate lie" see.. More tall stories from the Tories [3] . Ever since a battle has been raging in the Parliament wire. Steve Maharey asks where's Roger [Sowry] hiding? [4] . Roger Sowry has been quick to reply see.. If you can't say something sensible... [5] . Earlier Wayne Mapp chipped into the discussion with a release saying Labour Should Listen To NZers Over Superannuation [6] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9907/S00091.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9907/S00417.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9907/S00439.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9907/S00459.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9907/S00457.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9907/S00454.htm


Staff Errors Blamed

The Endoscopy Inquiry at Canterbury Health by the Minisry of Health has been released [1] . Staff error has been blamed. The Health Minister says he is reassured that safeguards are in place at Christchurch Hospital [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9907/S00094.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9907/S00460.htm


Judgements On-Line

The Government has announced that there will be Internet access to court judgments. [1] . The court of appeal will be the first up and the site will be based in a an Australian legal collection.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9907/S00461.htm


NZ In Control, Just

- Our correspondent at Lords reports that NZ Ground out a lead [1] and until the last half hour, the second day of the second test belonged solely to New Zealand, who displayed a gritty batting effort.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9907/S00100.htm


NBR Chastised

- Immigration Minister, Hon Tuariki Delamere, said he was disappointed at the 'grossly misleading' headline on the front page lead in the National Business Review, claiming that Canberra was threatening curbs on Kiwis crossing the Tasman. See.. Delamere disappointed at 'misleading' NBR article [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9907/S00458.htm


Hands Shake Across The Pacific

- Trade Minister Lockwood Smith says that the Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement signed with Chile's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Juan Gabriel Valdés, is an important step in encouraging greater flows of investment between New Zealand and Chile. See.. Trade Minister: Investment Agreement With Chile [1] in the Parliament wire. ...


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9907/S00456.htm


Student Loans

"Helen Clark said she is promising a freeze on interest payments for student loans while students are studying," Minister for Tertiary Education Max Bradford says. See.. Come Clean On Student Loans Helen [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9907/S00455.htm


Kiwi On A Roll

- Food and Fibre Minister said that it had been a momentous week for the kiwifruit industry with two significant milestones achieved. See.. Fruitful Week For Kiwifruit Industry [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9907/S00452.htm


Moore On His Victory

- Mike Moore pledged to advance the shared interests of all members after being appointed to a three-year term as Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva on Thursday. See.. Moore Pledges To Work For All In WTO [1] in the Parliament wire. "I have mixed feelings. Yvonne and I have been blessed and honoured in having such fine friends, who, in good times and in bad, have stuck with us, encouraged us, and provided a peaceful base and home ...See.. Mike Moore Comments On New Job As Director-General [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9907/S00447.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9907/S00446.htm


Upton On Plutonium

- "This is very disappointing news" was Simon Upton's reaction to reports that a shipment of mixed-oxide fuel (MOX) from Europe to Japan is likely to travel through the Tasman Sea. See.. Government Disappointed At Nuclear Shipment [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9907/S00443.htm


School Property Spending

- In a speech to the School Trustees Conference [1] , Education Minister, Nick Smith pledges a billion dollar commitment to school property over the next three years.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9907/S00434.htm


Te Reo Maori Debate

- Tuariki Delamere give his views on the Maori language in Parliament [1] and says that UN style translation is the answer.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9907/S00433.htm


Another Chapter

- The Maori Affairs Minister has opened another phase in the controversial and litigatious history of the Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission. Mr Henare who has rarely tried to hide his frustration over the commission, is seeking nominations [1] . He also indicates he wants less members and hints at changes to the make up.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9907/S00435.htm


PM On Tour

Jenny Shipley is beating the APEC drum at a Symposium in Japan [1] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9907/S00444.htm


Ships In The Night

Simon Upton says the Government is disappointed that a nuclear shipment [1] is to pass through the Tasman sea.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9907/S00443.htm


Conservation Board Appointments

- A compendium of releases on conservation boards has been issued by the Minister of Conservation. Chatham Islands - Wellington - Taranaki/Wanganui - Northland - East Coast Hawke's Bay -Nelson/Marlborough - Canterbury Aoraki - West Coast Tai Poutini - Waikato - Otago - Bay Of Plenty - Tongariro/Taupo - Southland - Auckland See... Conservation Board Appointments (Compendium) [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9907/S00426.htm


New Road

- Transfund New Zealand today announced that it has given funding approval for the construction of a new 4-lane expressway in Tauranga, known as Route J. SeeGreen Light For Major Roading Project [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9907/S00090.htm


Walking The Talk

- Environmental sustainability exists more in the minds of New Zealanders than in their actions, says Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Morgan Williams in a speech at Lincoln University [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9907/S00089.htm


Echoes Of INCIS?

- The Australian Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Amanda Vanstone, has released the tender for CrimTrac [1] , a state of the art national crime investigation system which will help police catch and prosecute more criminals. See the Australia wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AU9907/S00082.htm


Business Class Births Questions

The Minister of Health has sought answers from Auckland Healthcare (A+) over aspects of their plans to offer a different level of maternity service at National Women's Cornwall Suite. See... Action Taken Over National Women's Hospital [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9907/S00425.htm


Wool Board

- The war of words between ACT and the Wool board continues. Own Jenning says the Wool Board is out of step [1] with progress being made by other boards.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9907/S00430.htm


Pressure Mounts On Rankin

- The pressure mounts on Christine Rankin over her spending and management style and on Roger Sowry to suspend her. Student groups, angered over WINZ bungling student allowances earlier this year say the aircraft charter scandal is a further insult to the students who had to withdraw from courses and use foodbanks. See… WINZ's Priorities Angers Students [1] in the Politics wire. Meanwhile the Labour Party is saying the only way to stop Christine Rankin's spending splurge is for the government to cut up her credit card. See… Labour calls on govt cut up Rankin's credit card [2] in the Parliament wire. Rod Donald is also keeping up the pressure saying that the conference cancelled as a result of the fallout over the aircraft charter had an 'out of space theme'. See… WINZ "Lost In Space" Says Green Party [3] in the Parliament wire. And today Labour employment spokesperson Steve Maharey again called for Roger Sowry to suspend Christine Rankin and commission a full audit of her department. See… Get off the sidelines, Sowry [4] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9907/S00053.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9907/S00402.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9907/S00410.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9907/S00414.htm


Tetraplegic Prisoner Update

- The Green Party is taking the case of a tetraplegic prisoner, jailed for growing cannabis for pain relief, to Human Rights Commissioner Pamela Jefferies and Corrections Minister Clem Simich. See… Greens Go To Rights Commissioner Over Prisoner [1] in the Parliament wire. Also see original story Tetraplegic Jailed For Medicinal Cannabis [2] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9907/S00408.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9907/S00089.htm


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Binoy Kampmark: Predictable Monstrosities: Priti Patel Approves Assange’s Extradition
The only shock about the UK Home Secretary’s decision regarding Julian Assange was that it did not come sooner. In April, Chief Magistrate Senior District Judge Paul Goldspring expressed the view that he was “duty-bound” to send the case to Priti Patel to decide on whether to extradite the WikiLeaks founder to the United States to face 18 charges, 17 grafted from the US Espionage Act of 1917... More>>

Digitl: Are we happy living in Handy's Age of Unreason?
In 1989 Charles Handy wrote The Age of Unreason. It's a book that looked forward to a time where telecommuting would be an everyday reality. We live in that world today, although we use the term working from home. The book contains other predictions that were on the money... More>>


Reactionary Succession: Peter Dutton, Australia’s New Opposition Leader
The devastation wrought on Australia’s Coalition government on May 21 by the electorate had a stunning, cleansing effect. Previously inconceivable scenarios were played out in safe, Liberal-held seats that had, for decades, seen few, if any challenges, from an alternative political force. But the survival of one figure would have proved troubling, not only to the new Labor government, but to many Liberal colleagues lamenting the ruins. The pugilists and head knockers, however, would have felt some relief. Amidst the bloodletting, hope... More>>


Digitl: Infrastructure Commission wants digital strategy
Earlier this month Te Waihanga, New Zealand’s infrastructure commission, tabled its first Infrastructure Strategy: Rautaki Hanganga o Aotearoa. Te Waihanga describes its document as a road map for a thriving New Zealand... More>>


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>>