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Sludge Report: Keeping Hope For Peace Alive
Keith Rankin: The Public Stake In Private Business
Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Questions & Answers
Part-Time Prison ‘Ridiculous’
Govt Looking At Compliance Costs
Forestry Bill Passed, To Accusations Of Betrayal
One Tree Hill Pine On Last Legs
Ruling Prompts Calls For End To Driver Licence Regime
Scoop World: Bombed USS Cole Soldiers Honoured
PM Pledges Support To Anti-Torture Campaign
Scoop Sport: First Signings For New Warriors
Scoop Arts: Gat-tastic String Busters Celebrated

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Sludge Report: Keeping Hope For Peace Alive

- PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat has achieved far less than he and his people have been calling for. Ditto Israeli PM Ehud Barak, whose belated concessions at the peace summit will not obviously make him any more popular among Israeli voters. However, the fact that both men have nevertheless made these small steps towards peace is something we can be thankful for. See... Sludge Report #35 – Let Every Voice Sing Out [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00105.htm


Keith Rankin: The Public Stake In Private Business

- John Carr, a disillusioned neoliberal American kiwiphile, has published in the Herald two full-page open letters on the state of the New Zealand economy. 'Think of the Government as a one third shareholder in every business in New Zealand. Ask each day what new thing your Government has done to create value in the enterprise to justify your free carry'. See... The Public Stake In Private Business [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00108.htm


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

- Today’s questions concerned the subjects of: Northland Prison – Inflation And Benefits – Social Policy Initiatives – Maori Claims To Oil – Home Detention – Part Time Prison – 1080 Poisoning – Health Reform Costs – Rural Sector Outlook - Home Detention. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –19 October [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00109.htm


Part-Time Prison ‘Ridiculous’

- Corrections Minister Matt Robson has out-done himself yet again in coming up with ridiculous ideas about the 'punishment' of criminals, National Justice spokesman Tony Ryall said today. See... No Mandate To Experiment [1] See... Home detention success shows potential [2] for Mr Robson’s statement.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00386.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00377.htm


Govt Looking At Compliance Costs

- Commerce Minister Paul Swain says the government is serious about tackling compliance costs for business. See... Government Tackles Compliance Costs [1] - ACT - Government Should Be Applauded For Policy U-turn [2] - NATS - Business Sees Right Through Half-Hearted Swain [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00396.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00400.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00399.htm


Forestry Bill Passed, To Accusations Of Betrayal

- The Government has taken another important step towards its goal of ending all native forest logging on Crown-managed land, Minister of Forestry Pete Hodgson said today. See... Another step towards protection of native forests [1] and Another major election promise kept [2] REACTION - NATS - O'Connor Silent As Government Betrays West Coast [3] - ACT - "Bleak Day For The Coast" Says ACT [4] - NATIVE FOREST ACTION - Conservationists relieved Buller logging has ended [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00383.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00380.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00391.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00388.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00074.htm


One Tree Hill Pine On Last Legs

- A survey of the One Tree Hill pine tree has found evidence of further deterioration. See... One Tree Hill Pine Deteriorates [1] . Meanwhile, New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters says the process of removing the ailing but famous pine tree on One Tree Hill is a specific example of how the application of resource law can harm the economy. See... New Zealand’s Most Expensive Tree [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0010/S00054.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00394.htm


Ruling Prompts Calls For End To Driver Licence Regime

- United New Zealand leader, Hon Peter Dunne, says the High Court's ruling in the Moana Sinclair case that the present driver licence rules are poorly drafted confirms that the new driver licence regime is a complete shambles. See... High Court Ruling Confirms Driver Licence Shambles [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00395.htm


Scoop World: Bombed USS Cole Soldiers Honoured

- THE PRESIDENT: Today, we honor our finest young people; fallen soldiers who rose to freedom's challenge. We mourn their loss, celebrate their lives, offer the love and prayers of a grateful nation to their families. See... President Clinton at USS Cole Memorial Service [1] . Also from the White House... Briefing After Mideast Peace Summit in Egypt [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0010/S00142.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0010/S00141.htm


PM Pledges Support To Anti-Torture Campaign

- Prime Minister Helen Clark said New Zealand is putting its weight behind Amnesty International's global campaign to stamp out torture. See... NZ Supports Amnesty's Anti-Torture Campaign [1] , NZ Takes Lead In Amnesty Anti-Torture Campaign [2] and Americas: End Torture, End Impunity [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00364.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00075.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0010/S00136.htm


Scoop Sport: First Signings For New Warriors

- Auckland, New Zealand – 19 October 2000 – The first six players have reached agreement with the Warriors to play for the club during the coming season. See... Warriors Start Rebuilding With Clean Slate [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0010/S00042.htm


Scoop Arts: Gat-tastic String Busters Celebrated

- This years New Zealand Annual Guitarist of the Year Award to be held at the Michael Fowler Centre Wellington on November 2, have been announced today. See... Pluckin’ Good News! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0010/S00041.htm

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