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Like Me Or I’ll Thump You
Scoop Opinion: The New McCarthyism?
Hollywood Nights
Artwork Or "Carrot"?
African Floods
Don Who? No Longer
Opinion: Double-Think
Blackie Inquiry Week Four


Release Murder Details
Pacific Graft
Less Sheep Than You Thought
Health Reforms Disaster Imminent
Shipley - Protect NZ Travel Rights
NZ Tourism Figures Up
Human Rights In East Timor
Political Integrity
Gis-A-Job.Net
'Ave A Beer Yer Honour
The City of Protected Fish
Child Porn Bill
Home Invasion Thankyou
Classic Study Centre

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Like Me Or I’ll Thump You

- The Australian author of the best-selling book “How to Lose Friends and Infuriate People”; is facing legal action from Dale Carnegie, author of “How to Win Friends And Influence People”;. Alastair Thompson reports. See... How To Anger Rivals And Give Them Publicity [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00135.htm


Scoop Opinion: The New McCarthyism?

- The weekend bombshell that British and American spy agencies have eavesdropped on world leaders, including politicians, is reminiscent of the 1950's FBI witch-hunt over alleged communist infiltration of the US government. John Howard writes. See... McCarthy Era 2000 [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00136.htm


Hollywood Nights

- A fancy LA party aiming to promote Wellington as a film destination fell flat when it ended up entertaining only Hollywood small-fry. See... Another Hollywood Flop [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00137.htm


Artwork Or "Carrot"?

- Chalice Christchurch City Council is proposing to erect a sculpture of a giant chalice in the Cathedral Square this year as part of the celebrations for the new millennium. However not all Cantabrians are pleased about the new work. Take a look at the design and decide for yourself. See... Scoop Images: Christchurch's Chalice Of Renewal [1] in the Art & Culture wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0002/S00009.htm


African Floods

- The latest flooding in Mozambique and Zimbabwe have left hundreds of thousands of people stranded in trees and on roof-tops as the rising waters threaten their lives. The deluge has also brought the Zimbabwe's fragile economy close to a standstill. For local eyewitness reports see... Scoop Link: African Floods - Local Perspective [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0002/S00055.htm


Don Who? No Longer

- Former Minister of Foreign Affairs National's Don Mckinnon is leaving New Zealand to take up his position as Commonwealth Secretary General. The appointment marks a high career point for the man who was once referred to as “Don who” because of his low media profile. For his valedictory speech in Parliament see... Valedictory Statement - Don Mckinnon [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00361.htm


Opinion: Double-Think

- “Political language – and with variations this is true of all political parties – is designed to make lies sound truthful… and to give the appearance of solidity to pure wind.” George Orwell. See... On the Right: A Guide to New Zealand Politics [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00094.htm


Blackie Inquiry Week Four

– In the fourth week of the inquiry into the death of murdered Timaru woman Lisa Blakie the Police are questioning the participants of the Coast-to-Coast marathon. See... Blakie Inquiry - Week Four [1] in the General wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0002/S00112.htm

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Release Murder Details

- The National organisation of Women's Refuges has called on the Police to immediately release all details surrounding the murder of a New Lynn woman at the weekend despite a court protection order against her estranged husband. The woman had earlier visited the police station to tell them she feared for her safety. See... Murder Details Called For- Women's Refuge [1] in the General wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0002/S00113.htm


Pacific Graft

- An anti-corruption group, Transparency International (TI), has organised a conference for financiers and journalists from the Pacific Islands region on “Cultivating Transparency in the Pacific”. The conference comes after several international lending institutions have stopped trading in the Pacific region because of increased money laundering and other corrupt practices. See... Cultivating Transparency In The Pacific [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0002/S00056.htm


Less Sheep Than You Thought

- According to Statistics New Zealand's latest Agricultural Production Survey the estimated national sheep population is continuing to decrease. See... Sheep Numbers Continue to Decline - Stats NZ [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0002/S00161.htm


Health Reforms Disaster Imminent

- Papers on the health reforms leaked to the Opposition reveal an impossible work programme, that’s already running behind schedule says National. See... Impossible Work Programme Revealed - Nats [1] . Meanwhile, ACT wants to halt all restructuring while an investigation is held into sky-rocketing costs predicted by Treasury. See... Postpone Risky Health Reforms - ACT [2] both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00367.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00369.htm


Shipley - Protect NZ Travel Rights

- Prime Minister Helen Clark must give New Zealanders an assurance she will fight to retain hard fought-for travel rights for New Zealanders to Australia, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said today. The Prime Minister has said New Zealand may have to bear the full costs of Kiwis living on the dole in Australia. Currently the costs are shared between the two countries. See... Trans-Tasman Must be Retained - National [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00366.htm


NZ Tourism Figures Up

- New Zealand is attracting more international visitors, who are spending more money, than ever before. So say figures issued by the New Zealand Tourism Board. See... Visitors Spend Record Amounts In New Zealand [1] in the Business wire. Tourism has cemented its place as New Zealand's biggest industry and the challenge is to keep building on the success in the new Millennium, the Minister of Tourism Mark Burton said today. See... Minister says latest Tourism figures must be built [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0002/S00160.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00364.htm


Human Rights In East Timor

- While there are laws in Indoneisa protecting press-freedom and the rights of individuals, in practice they are often ignored. For a report into Human rights in East Timor under the Indonesian regime see... From 1999 Reports On Human Rights - East Timor [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0002/S00052.htm


Political Integrity

- New Zealand's political system has not been well-known for delivering good value on words like 'truth', 'honesty', 'integrity' and 'respect', deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton has told a conference of Justices of the Peace in Christchurch. See... Politicians need to earn respect, Anderton to JPs [1] in the Parliament wire


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00363.htm


Gis-A-Job.Net

- A web-site aimed at New Zealand’s technology industries is trying to solve a critical shortage of skilled technologists that is hampering this country’s drive towards a knowledge economy. See... Web Site Aims to Help Technology Skills Shortage [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0002/S00159.htm


'Ave A Beer Yer Honour

- MP for Waimakariri, Clayton Cosgrove, says he is glad to see the Minister of Justice wants judges to get tough with violent and recidivist offenders. See... Cosgrove Invites Judges To Have A Beer At His RSA [1] . Last week, in a speech to the legal profession, Justice Minister Phil Goff came close to criticizing judges and the sentences they meted out to violent offenders. Ninety-two percent of New Zealanders have supported the call for tougher penalties to violent crimes in a referendum linked to last year's general elections. See... Public Opinion And The Judiciary – Does It Matter? [2] both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00365.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00351.htm


The City of Protected Fish

- The City Of Sails has become a marine park with the signing into law of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Bill last week. See... Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Bill signed off [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00360.htm


Child Porn Bill

- National MP Anne Tolley has lodged a Private Members Bill that will ban child pornography in any Films, Videos or Publications in New Zealand. See... Bill to block child pornography loophole [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00357.htm


Home Invasion Thankyou

- The young Chinese couple at the centre of a recent home invasion case has spoken out about their ordeal for the first time through National List MP Pansy Wong. See... Home invasion victims thank the public [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00362.htm


Classic Study Centre

- Victoria University of Wellington Classics students will have a first hand opportunity to explore the archaeological wonders of early Greek and Minoan civilisations with a new study centre currently being established on Crete. See... Grecian urns satisfy Classic student yearns [1] in the Education wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0002/S00040.htm


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