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Greenpeace Protest Against Dioxins At Parliament
Breaking Christchurch Storm News
Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Questions & Answers
When Is Dawn? The Light Time Is The Right Time For Dalziel
Keith Rankin: Super Solution. What's the Problem?
Speight Treason Charge Welcomed
Cannabis Grandpa’s Driveway Liberated
ACT Support Greens International Treaties Bill
Restrictions On NZ Apples To Aus Unjustifiable, Or Sutton’s An Astronaut

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Greenpeace Gets Wet On The Hill


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Greenpeace Protest Against Dioxins At Parliament

- WELLINGTON, OCTOBER 12. Greenpeace has today cordoned off part of Parliament Buildings to highlight the fact that unless the New Zealand government changes its current position it could become the worst toxic hotspot in the country. See... Link: New Zealand Parliament – a toxic hotspot? [1] and Greenpeace puts Dioxin Elimination on the map! [2] . The Green Party congratulated Greenpeace for its toxic map web site, released today, which shows more than 40 sites in New Zealand that are contaminated by dioxins. See… Toxic site map released today [3] . See also… Scoop Images: Greenpeace Eliminate Dioxin Protest [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00055.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00056.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00262.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00066.htm


Breaking Christchurch Storm News

- More Christchurch roads have been closed because of flooding. They are the Port Levy-Purau Road, Palatine Terrace, Torlesse Street, Portsmouth and Hampshire (from Lyndhurst) streets. The Causeway, McCormicks Bay, is marginal. LATEST REPORT [1] EARLIER - Tunnel Road Closed [2] - Flood Precautions Urged For Christchurch Residents [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0010/S00029.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0010/S00028.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0010/S00027.htm


Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Questions & Answers

- Today’s questions concerned the subjects of: Ministerial Staff Costs – Buddle Finlay’s Bills – Dawn Raids - Homework Centres – Telecom Share Price – Telecom Herald Advert – Export Growth – Takeovers Code – NCEA – Youth Workers – Tranz Rail and Auckland ... See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –12 October [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00067.htm


When Is Dawn? The Light Time Is The Right Time For Dalziel

- Immigration Minister Lianne Dalziel has reiterated that in future overstayer removals would not occur before 7 am. See... Overstayer removals: the facts [1] REACTION - GREENS - Government must reinstate overstayer appeal rights- Greens [2] - ACT - Fallout From Dawn Raid Fiasco [3] - NATS - Dalziel All Over The Show Like A Dog's Breakfast [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00246.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00244.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00254.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00237.htm


Keith Rankin: Super Solution. What's the Problem?

- Michael Cullen's public superannuation scheme is a bit of a worry. Like the self-regulating free-market economy it's an elegant, indeed clever, solution. One problem, though, is that an elegant solution imposed upon an inelegant world becomes a straightjacket. See... Keith Rankin: Super Solution. What's the Problem? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00065.htm


Speight Treason Charge Welcomed

- Foreign Minister Phil Goff this evening welcomed the decision by Fiji's High Court to formally charge George Speight and 15 others with treason for their May 19 plot against then Prime Minister Mahendra Chaudhry. See... Goff Welcomes Speight Decision [1] MORE - PASIFIK NIUS - FIJI: Renegade soldiers now face court-martial [2] - PEOPLE’S COALITION GOVERNMENT - Renegade Soldiers To Be Court Martialed [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00250.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0010/S00075.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0010/S00073.htm


Cannabis Grandpa’s Driveway Liberated

- Te Puke pensioner George Edwards says he was selling cannabis to pay for his driveway to be completed. “Now that his cannabis income has been stopped,” says Libertarianz Tauranga Candidate Russell Watkins, “we'll finish his driveway.” See... Te Puke Cannabis Pensioner to Have His Reward [1] and Te Puke Pensioner A Victim Of Drug War Insanity [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00053.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00046.htm


ACT Support Greens International Treaties Bill

- ACT New Zealand will support Green MP Keith Locke’s Private Members Bill on international treaties, ACT’s Deputy Leader Ken Shirley said today. See... ACT Will Support International Treaties Bill [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00248.htm


Restrictions On NZ Apples To Aus Unjustifiable, Or Sutton’s An Astronaut

- Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said he was not a scientific expert on fireblight, but if the two-year delay on New Zealand apple exports was scientifically justified, "then I'm an astronaut". See... Australian draft ruling "disappointing" [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00249.htm

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