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Another Petrol Price Drop, But No Relief On Diesel
Scoop Is In The House: Todays Questions & Answers
Trevor Mallard Welcomes Home Our Olympians
Antarctica Ozone Hole Biggest Ever
Reconciliation More Than Just A Word, Say Christian Leaders
Drug Programme Doesn’t Meet Vatican Approval
Scoop Business: Telecom And Clear Settle
Internal Assessment In School Behind Poor Olympic Showing
Broadcasting History Launched On Talkback Anniversary
Beer And Sausages All Round, Its Auckland’s First Oktoberfest
Scoop World: Threatened Birds Of The World
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Another Petrol Price Drop, But No Relief On Diesel

- BP has dropped petrol price by 2 cents a litre on the back of lower refined petrol prices - the second drop in less than a week. See... BP Shaves A Further 2 Cents Off The Petrol Price [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0010/S00013.htm


Scoop Is In The House: Todays Questions & Answers

- Today's Questions concerned the subjects of: East Timor – Economic Growth Or Not – ERMA Maori Committee – Lower Dollar And Grocery Prices - Poverty – Samoan RNZAF Transport Incident - Superannuation – ERA Launch Party – Medical Professionals - ... See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 3 October [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00011.htm


Trevor Mallard Welcomes Home Our Olympians

- On behalf of the Government and the people of New Zealand, it is my pleasure to welcome you home. See... Welcome Home for the New Zealand Olympic Team [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00030.htm


Antarctica Ozone Hole Biggest Ever

- NIWA measurements of atmospheric ozone above Arrival Heights, near Scott Base in Antarctica, have reached the lowest values recorded. See... Record Low Ozone At Scott Base [1] . See also ...Green Reaction [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0010/S00006.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00040.htm


Reconciliation More Than Just A Word, Say Christian Leaders

- Two weeks after Cathy Freeman lit the Olympic cauldron in Sydney and sparked the hope of Australia's Aborigines for reconciliation, a popular rock band performing in Sunday's closing ceremonies supplied the word that many Australians longed to hear: sorry. See... Sorry Too Simplistic, Christian Leaders Warn [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00010.htm


Drug Programme Doesn’t Meet Vatican Approval

- Vatican decree this month effectively bans the Australian Sisters of Charity from participating in an 18-month trial of Australia's first medically supervised injecting service for heroin addicts. See... Vatican Bans Catholic Workers From Drug Programme [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00009.htm


Scoop Business: Telecom And Clear Settle

- CLEAR Communications and Telecom New Zealand have agreed on a Relationship Package, which the two companies describe as a “comprehensive clean slate” for the next 12 months. See... Telecom And Clear Agree On Clean Slate [1] . But the deal, which provides Clear with wholesale access to JetStream and rules out such access for the two companies' competitors until at least next year, will undoubtedly be seen as an attempt to upstage the recommendations of the Ministerial Inquiry into Telecommunications, which are to be released tomorrow morning. More ... [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0010/S00014.htm
[2] - http://www.idg.net.nz/webhome.nsf/UNID/82FF09446F3A7EABCC25696C00778254!opendocument


Internal Assessment In School Behind Poor Olympic Showing

- “Internal assessment and refusing to pay expenses for sports coaches has led to a decline in sports in secondary schools that is now showing up in medals tables,” said Concerned Teachers spokesperson Peter Calvert. See... Internal Assessment Behind Medal Table Decline [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0010/S00001.htm


Broadcasting History Launched On Talkback Anniversary

- The Rt Hon Jonathan Hunt will launch a new history of New Zealand broadcasting at Parliament Buildings tomorrow, 4 October 2000. 'Voice and Vision' will conclude Patrick Day's history of New Zealand broadcasting. See... Forty Years Since Talkback Was Born In Masterton [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0010/S00005.htm


Beer And Sausages All Round, Its Auckland’s First Oktoberfest

- Aotea Square will come alive on Saturday October 7th with the city's First large-scale Oktoberfest celebration of beer, food and music. See... Playhouse Pub Oktoberfest [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0010/S00003.htm


Scoop World: Threatened Birds Of The World

- Cambridge, UK, 26th September, 2000 -- Threatened Birds of the World, the most authoritative and comprehensive assessment ever published on the status of the world's threatened bird species, will be launched next month by H.M. Queen Noor of Jordan. See... Queen Noor To Launch Threatened Birds Of The World [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0010/S00006.htm


MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES

- CZECHOSLOVAKIA - Torture In Czech Republic - Call To Action [1] - FIJI - Law Crackdown Planned On Unions [2] and Retired Publisher, Opposition Call For Treason [3] - SOLOMON ISLANDS - Reports Highlight Militant Threats To Journalist [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0010/S00014.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0010/S00012.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0010/S00009.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0010/S00008.htm

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Werewolf: Living With Rio’s Olympic Ruins

Mariana Cavalcanti Critics of the Olympic project can point a discernible pattern in the delivery of Olympics-related urban interventions: the belated but rushed inaugurations of faulty and/or unfinished infrastructures... More>>

Live Blog On Now: Open Source//Open Society Conference

The second annual Open Source Open Society Conference is a 2 day event taking place on 22-23 August 2016 at Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington… Scoop is hosting a live blog summarising the key points of this exciting conference. More>>

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Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

It hasn’t been much fun at all to see how “war on drugs in sport” has become a proxy version of the Cold War, fixated on Russia. This weekend’s banning of the Russian long jumper Darya Klishina took that fixation to fresh extremes. More>>

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Binoy Kampmark: Kevin Rudd’s Failed UN Secretary General Bid

Few sights are sadder in international diplomacy than seeing an aging figure desperate for honours. In a desperate effort to net them, he scurries around, cultivating, prodding, wishing to be noted. Finally, such an honour is netted, in all likelihood just to shut that overly keen individual up. More>>

Open Source / Open Society: The Scoop Foundation - An Open Model For NZ Media

Access to accurate, relevant and timely information is a crucial aspect of an open and transparent society. However, in our digital society information is in a state of flux with every aspect of its creation, delivery and consumption undergoing profound redefinition... More>>

Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

I’ll focus here on just two ways that dis-enfranchisement is currently occurring in the US: (a) by the rigging of the boundary lines for voter districts and (b) by demanding elaborate photo IDs before people are allowed to cast their vote. More>>

Ramzy Baroud: Being Black Palestinian - Solidarity As A Welcome Pathology

It should come as no surprise that the loudest international solidarity that accompanied the continued spate of the killing of Black Americans comes from Palestine; that books have already been written and published by Palestinians about the plight of their Black brethren. In fact, that solidarity is mutual. More>>

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