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Sludge Report On The Meaning And Impact of S26: Just Do It Again!
S26: Battle Of Prague
Eco-Economy: Heading For A Crash?
Militiaman Killed In Shootout With NZ Army
Alick Shaw Leaves Wellington Labour Party
Scoop Opinion: The Right Struggles To Know What To Say
Guest Opinion: NBC Vs Internet ?
Grocery Inflation Warning – Consumer Pain
McCully May Attend Mallard SOE Accounting Seminar
Scoop Business: BP Lowers Petrol Prices, Shell & Caltex Follow
OLYMPICS UPDATES: Sailing Hopes Remain


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Sludge Report: Just Do It Again!

- Inside This Edition: Bretton Woods Is Having A Coronary - S26 - The Battle of Prague - The Chavez Factor - The Euro – Baghdad – Moscow – In the Spirit Of The Ozlympics See... Sludge Report #31 – Just Do It! (Part 2) [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00187.htm


S26: Battle Of Prague

– Protests turned ugly in Prague, with arrest and injuries as some protesters threw molotov cocktails, cobblestones and protest barriers at police. Finance Minister Michael Cullen’s attendance at meetings of the IMF at the World Bank was largely unaffected. See... Cullen Unaffected By Massive Protests In Prague [1] , S26: The Battle Of Prague Running Commentary… [2] and Scoop Images: The Battle Of Prague Day 1 [3] - For more news from the barricades...CLICK HERE [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00186.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0009/S00237.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00183.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=S11


Eco-Economy: Heading For A Crash?

- The question of whether we’re in for a rerun of the Great Crash of 1929 is very topical at the moment. Bearish websites hold that the world is in a “credit bubble” possibly more severe than that of the Roaring Twenties. See... Eco-Economy: Trivialising Speculation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00185.htm


Militiaman Killed In Shootout With NZ Army

- Investigations have started into an exchange between the New Zealand Battalion and a militia group at Kulit, some 10 kms west of Suai in East Timor, earlier today. One member of the militia group was killed. No New Zealanders were injured. See... Militia Exchange Investigations Under Way [1] and Militia Casualty In East Timor [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0009/S00241.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0009/S00236.htm


Alick Shaw Leaves Wellington Labour Party

- Labour Party Wellington City Councillor Alick Shaw has announced today that he can no longer be accountable to the party’s Labour Local Body Committee (LLBC). See... Councillor Alick Shaw Leaves The Labour Party [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00132.htm


Scoop Opinion: The Right Struggles To Know What To Say

- Ugh. With the Olympics dominating the headlines all last week, there has been very little happening in the political world worth writing about. Or if there has, I’ve been too busy watching the Olympics to take any notice. Mike Heine nevertheless does find something to say. See... On The Right: Ugh... [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00128.htm


Guest Opinion: NBC Vs Internet ?

- NBC's television ratings in the US are the lowest in the history of Olympic broadcasting. Are we at a watershed in media technology - and of the Olympics themselves ? Adam Bogacki Writes from Sydney. See... Guest Opinion: NBC Vs Internet ? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00184.htm


Grocery Inflation Warning – Consumer Pain

- Supermarket chains are this week lifting prices of more than 1100 items, National Finance spokesperson Bill English revealed today. See... Grocery bills more bad news for families [1] . See also Bill English on new Consumer Confidence stats... Confidence Drop Reflects Pressure On Households [2] . National’s John Luxton is also concerned about Kiwi mums and dads bank balances. See... Families Suffer As Govt. Won't Budge On Tarriffs [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00424.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00415.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00412.htm


McCully May Attend Mallard SOE Accounting Seminar

- National MP Murray McCully today said he would be happy to consider accepting Trevor Mallard's offer of a special briefing on Government accounting in relation to SOE's, “provided Mr Mallard releases more information on the SOE wrangle. See... McCully May Accept Mallard Briefing [1] . ACT’s Richard Prebble is also on the case. See... Government Needs To Get Its Story Straight [2] EARLIER: - GOVERNMENT - Mallard offers McCully briefing in govt accounting [3] - NATIONAL - Helen Clark's SOE Mystery Solved [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00413.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00414.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00410.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00394.htm


Scoop Business: BP Lowers Petrol Prices, Shell & Caltex Follow

- For an explanation see... Refined Product Prices Lead To BP Price Reduction [1] , Shell Reduces Petrol Prices By Three Cents [2] and Caltex Drops Petrol Price 3c A Litre [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0009/S00140.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0009/S00142.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0009/S00143.htm


OLYMPICS UPDATES: Sailing Hopes Remain

DAY 11 - ON A stormy 11th day of competition at Sydney 2000, New Zealand hopes were pinned on the experience and skill of our Soling crew who were sailing for a place in the medal round. See... SCOOP, Olympic Update, Wednesday, 27 Sept, 2000 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00182.htm

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Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

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