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Kevin Roberts And A Big Black... 747?

- The 747 I'd like to fly the world in - with the All Blacks. Scoop talks with Kevin Roberts about his latest big idea. See... SCP Interactive: Edge Theory: An All Black Plane? [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9907/S00144.htm


Reserve Bank Governor Reveals Spending

- In response to a request under the Official Information Act arising from public interest in expenditure by the heads of Crown entities, the Reserve Bank today released details of Governor Don Brash's travel and entertainment expenses for the past two years. See... Reserve Bank Governor Washes His Own Socks [1] in the General wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9907/S00125.htm

Unlocking The Doors

- Scoop's Ian Llewelyn takes a nostalgic look at the goings on in parliament this week as sweeping changes were made to our liquor laws. See... Politics: Unlock The Doors [1] in the Headlines wire.

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9907/S00143.htm

Politics - Unlock The Doors Part 2

- The Scoop readers are a discerning and rightly pedantic bunch and a number have been quick to point out an error in "Politics: Unlock The Doors" published earlier. See... Unlock The Doors (Part II) [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9907/S00145.htm


WINZ Manager Resigns, Takes Them To Court

- The WINZ manager who chartered an aircraft has resigned today. The woman is now taking a personal grievance case for constructive dismissal to the Employment Court. If she wins Labour's Steve Maharey says the taxpayer could be footing another big bill. See... Bill for WINZ' follies may rise [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9907/S00613.htm


What Are Little Boys Made Of

- Following on from reports on boys underachievement in education, the Education Minister, Nick Smith says in a speech to the New Zealand Principals' Federation [1] that one answer is a push for more male primary teachers [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9907/S00604.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9907/S00603.htm


Waipareira Insist On Rewarding Tamihere

- Officers of Waipareira Trust are determined to bid farewell to its chief executive, John Tamihere, with a reward, despite statements from Mr Tamihere that he would not accept a golden handshake. See... Waipareira Trust Wants To Reward Tamihere [1] in the Auckland wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9907/S00152.htm


Atlanta Massacre

- At least twelve people are dead after a man shot office workers in Atlanta this morning. The armed man has is now believed to have taken his own life. The dead include the mans wife and two children.


New Facility For Youth Sex Offenders

- A new secure facility for the treatment of youth sex offenders in Christchurch is being touted by the government as signalling the beginning of a new era in the treatment of young sex abusers. See... New Facility Will Help Stop Kids Pain [1] in the Parliament wire. Also see Jenny Shipley's statement on the new facility...Confronting, Treating Sex Abusers Good For Society [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9907/S00601.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9907/S00607.htm


Nats Want To Privatise Tertiary Education - Labour

- The Labour Party says papers obtained under the Official Information Act show that the government has been considering selling public tertiary education institutions. See... National wants to privatise education [1] in the Education wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED9907/S00038.htm


Britomart Deadlock

- Legal action looms over Auckland City Council after it rejected demands from Britomart developer Jihong Lu for $15 million for costs incurred due to delays. See... Britomart Deadlock Could Be Costly for Aucklanders [1] in the Auckland wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9907/S00150.htm


Kapa Haka Grant Not Right

- Labour MP Trevor Mallard has gone on the record to oppose the granting of $35,000 from the Minister of Internal Affair's lottery discretionary fund for the Hoani Waititi Kura Kaupapa haka group trip to China. The grant is extraordinarily large and members of government politicians are in the group. See... 'Mates' abuse lottery grants fund [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9907/S00593.htm


Genetic Engineering Backtrack?

- Green Party and Alliance MPs say the New Zealand government will attempt to severely water down labelling provisions for genetically engineered food at next weeks crucial ANZFA meeting. They say the government s position will leave most engineered foods unlabelled. See... Govt. Set To Shaft Kiwis Over GE Food - Fitzsimons [1] and Government failed to rule out back-track on labell [2] ing - Bunkle, in the Parliament wire. Also in the Parliament wire, Health Minister Wyatt Creech announces he is leaving for Australia but is tight lipped on any specifics. See... Creech Off To Aussie For Big ANZFA Meeting [3] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9907/S00591.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9907/S00576.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9907/S00609.htm


Apology Over Luxury Maternity Care

- An apology has been made by Auckland Healthcare to the Minister of Health for failing to tell him of plans to set up a luxury maternity unit at National Women's Hospital. See Auckland Healthcare Apologises to Minister [1] in the Auckland wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9907/S00144.htm


NZ Takes Korea To WTO

- New Zealand will be represented as a third party at World Trade Organisation dispute settlement action with Korea regarding the treatment of imported beef, Trade Minister Lockwood Smith announced today. See New Zealand Joins WTO Action On Korean Beef [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9907/S00596.htm


New Biosecurity Authority

Yesterday John Luxton launched the governnent s new Biosecurity Authority 80 biosecurity experts charged with ultimate responsibility for the defence of our borders. See.. Speech: Biosecurity Authority Launch [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9907/S00598.htm


WINZ Controversy Stays, Sowry Should Be Sacked

- Labour's Steve Maharey has joined Rod Donald in calling for a wide ranging inquiry inquiry into general management at WINZ. See.. WINZ controversy won't go away [1] in the Parliament wire. Meanwhile Green MP Rod Donald is calling fro Roger Sowry to be sacked after his response to a question on WINZ expenditure in the House. See "Don't know, don't care" Minister should be sacked [2] , also in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9907/S00594.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9907/S00584.htm

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