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Published: Sun 5 Aug 2001 03:13 PM
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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Hard News Is Here!
CHRISTINE RANKIN CASE RESULT REACTION FULL COVERAGE
11:1 Jury Verdicts On The Way
Howard’s End: Knowledge Wave Disappoints
KNOWLEDGE WAVE CONFERENCE FULL COVERAGE
Threat Of Power Crisis Still Looms
Govt Assures Safety In Event Of Prison Officer Strike
Wages Grow
‘Maori Made’ Logo: 831,000 Bucks Stop With Tizard
Meningococcal Epidemic Rolls On
More Dengue Fever Cases
World: Serb General gets 46 Years For Genocide
JUST POLITICS
More Police, But Even More Vacancies
Abortion Review Axing No Victory For Anyone
Service For Testifying Teens & Children Launched
What Are You Trying To Do To Organics Jim?
Play The Blame Game Right: Blame The Govt
These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees
Feds GM Advocacy Out Of Step With Farmers
Image: Ministers In The Mailroom
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TOP SCOOPS
Hard News Is Here!
- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... Part of me feels sorry for Christine Rankin. She was no doubt subject to some intellectual arrogance. She was unfortunate enough to have been appointed under one government and be unwanted by its successor. I think much of her style and behaviour speaks, deep down, of personal insecurity. See... HARD NEWS 03/08/01 - Sorry, But Not A Sausage [1]
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CHRISTINE RANKIN CASE RESULT REACTION FULL COVERAGE
- Jenny Shipley - What To Do With Maharey [1] - Muriel Newman - Cancel The Sham DWI Merger [2] - Michael Wintringham - State Services Commissioner Statement [3] - Govt - Government Response [4] - Greens - Greens Welcome Decision [5] - AUT Students Assn - Decsion “Fantastic” For Students [6]
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11:1 Jury Verdicts On The Way
- "Two of the most controversial changes are the introduction of majority (11:1) verdicts and the power in restricted cases for the Court to order trial by judge alone,” Justice Minister Phil Goff said today, as he announced the introduction of legislation that will significantly change jury trials. See... Legislation To Change Rules For Juries [1]
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Howard’s End: Knowledge Wave Disappoints
- If New Zealand faces such dire economic consequences that it prompts speakers at the Catching the Knowledge Wave Conference to call for desperate and urgent changes, then how do they explain that Japan, the world's second-most productive economy, has now moved from 10 years of stagnation into full-blown recession? See... Howard's End: Messy Surf At Knowledge Wave [1]
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KNOWLEDGE WAVE CONFERENCE FULL COVERAGE
- Michael Cullen - Address To Hortresearch's Plant Breeding Group [1] - Keith Rankin - A Knowledge Province? [2] - NZUSA - Capitalist Tsunami? [3] - Wave Of Reinvestment [4] - ATSA - Only The Big Surfboards [5] - If You Can Afford It [6] - Libz - Telecoms Control [7] - Brash Speech 'Outs' English [8] - Don Brash - Faster Growth? If We Want It [9] - ACT - Govt Wipes Out [10] - ACT Leader Defends Brash [11] - Helen Clark - PM's Opening Speech [12] - Pdom - Speakers Become Cyber Citizens [13] - Clark Gifted Cyber Citizenship [14] - Nats - PM Can't Deliver Knowledge Economy [15] - Greens - More To Life Than Dollars [16] - Govt Twists The Truth [17] - Telecoms Competition Key [18] - Howard's End - Imagination Beats Knowledge [19]
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Threat Of Power Crisis Still Looms
- New Zealanders have done well to achieve electricity savings of almost seven percent but must not let up in their efforts to cut power use, says Energy Minister Pete Hodgson. See... Electricity Savings Positive, But More Needed [1]
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Govt Assures Safety In Event Of Prison Officer Strike
- The Minister of Corrections, Matt Robson, and the Minister of State Services, Trevor Mallard, today confirmed that the Government will take all necessary steps to ensure the security of prisons if industrial action occurs. See... Government Ensures Prison Security [1] . Meanwhile probation staff have voted to ratify a new collective employment agreement with the Community Probation Service. See… Community Probation Staff Settle [2]
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Wages Grow
- Figures for the June 2001 quarter from Statistics New Zealand's Labour Cost Index show growth in ordinary time wage rates. Quarterly Employment Survey figures, also released today, show growth in employment, hours and earnings over the same period. See... Growth In Wage Rates And Employment [1]
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‘Maori Made’ Logo: 831,000 Bucks Stop With Tizard
- New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters, is asking why Judith Tizard is still a minister after she allowed the waste of $831,000 on a logo and admitted she cannot control her own ministry, and cannot even ask for things to be cost-effective. See... Can't Control Your Ministry? Resign Then! [1] and Government Spends $831,000 On Maori-Made Logo [2] RELATED: - Judith Tizard - "Maori Made" - Economic Benefits To NZ Artists [3] - ACT - Maori Culture In Giant's Barren Garden [4] - Govt - First reading Trade Marks Bill [5]
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Meningococcal Epidemic Rolls On
- A significant increase in reports of meningococcal last month shows there is no sign of the epidemic abating. See... Increase In Reports Of Meningococcal In July [1]
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More Dengue Fever Cases
- THE Ministry of Health is repeating its warning to travellers to the South Pacific to avoid mosquito bites after more cases of dengue fever have been confirmed in New Zealand. See... Repeated Dengue Fever Warning [1]
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World: Serb General gets 46 Years For Genocide
- Amnesty International welcomes today’s verdict by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (Tribunal) which finds General Radislav Krstic guilty of genocide committed after the fall of Srebrenica. He was sentenced to 46 years imprisonment. See... Radislav Krstic Found Guilty Of Genocide [1]
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JUST POLITICS
More Police, But Even More Vacancies
- National's Police spokesperson Tony Ryall tonight released police vacancy figures revealed in written answers at the same time as Police Minister George Hawkins tried to talk up graduation figures. See... What about police vacancies George? [1] MORE - 12 More Police For Counties Manukau [2] - 10 More Police For North Shore/Waitakere [3] - Police Graduates To Boost District Numbers [4]
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Abortion Review Axing No Victory For Anyone
- “It is puzzling that Right to Life New Zealand wants to view the alleged abandonment or deferral of an inquiry into the current abortion law as a victory for the anti-abortion movement.” Craig Young, Research Officer for the Abortion Law Reform Association said. See... ALRANZ: Abortion Access Unaffected [1] and Abortion Review Axed-Victory For Life! [2]
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Service For Testifying Teens & Children Launched
- Courts Minister Matt Robson today launched the pilot of a new court service to help children and young people who give evidence in the criminal courts. See... Help For Kids In Court [1] and Launch Of The Court Education - Robson Speech [2]
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What Are You Trying To Do To Organics Jim?
- Green Party Agriculture Spokesperson Ian Ewen-Street MP today said he was shocked and disappointed with Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton's comments to international media in which he called into question the safety of organic produce. See... Sutton Sabotaging New Zealand's Organic Exporters [1]
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Play The Blame Game Right: Blame The Govt
- ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks says Wellingtonians are wrong to blame each other for the householders' money to sacked high fliers. There is blame due, but it is time the blame is better directed. See... Stop Blaming Council For Golden Goodbyes [1]
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These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees
- There were 19 meetings, all in the parliamentary complex. See... Select Committee Business 27 Jul - 3 Aug [1]
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Feds GM Advocacy Out Of Step With Farmers
- Green Party Agriculture Spokesperson Ian Ewen-Street MP today said Federated Farmers is failing to represent the best interests of New Zealand farmers in its strong advocacy for the release of genetically engineered organisms into the environment. See... Fed Farmers Out Of Step With Farmers - Greens [1]
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Image: Ministers In The Mailroom
- Local Government Minister Sandra Lee and Acting Health Minister Tariana Turia sorted enrolment update packs in Parliament's mailroom yesterday. See... Ministers Launch Enrolment Campaign [1]
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