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Military And Government Intimidate Fiji Media
Oil Strikes Loom In Iran
Howard’s End: Europe’s Russian “Energy Bridge”
David Miller: Middle East Peace As Distant As Ever
Final Round Of Presidential Debates
Shaking Down Business Leaders For Campaign Dollars
Richard Prebble’s Letter From Wellington
On The Right: Free To Believe In Purple Antelopes
Helen Clark Speaks At The Business Forum
Plants For Possum Birth Control
200,000 ZFREE Users In 6 Months
Lions Take Out NPC After 14 Year Wait
Hard News Is Not Here
Guy’s World: Forever Holdens, Mullets And AC/DC

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Military And Government Intimidate Fiji Media

- SUVA (PMW): Newspapers, media executives and media freedom groups have condemned the detention by Fiji's military forces of three Radio Fiji staff over a news story as intimidation of the country's news media. See... Military condemned over Radio Fiji 'intimidation' [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0010/S00169.htm


Oil Strikes Loom In Iran

- Strikes have started since Saturday to protest against the decision of the Islamic Republic regime to allow the sale of shares which will lead to Foreign companies takeover of this Iranian National asset. See... Iranian Oil Production Strike Looming [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0010/S00170.htm


Howard’s End: Europe’s Russian “Energy Bridge”

- The effects of turmoil in the Middle East on oil supplies are likely to be a thing of the past for European Union countries when Russian president, Vladimir Putin, signs a series of contracts in Paris at the end of this month. John Howard writes. See... Howard’s End: Europe’s Russian “Energy Bridge” [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00123.htm


David Miller: Middle East Peace As Distant As Ever

- The numerous diplomatic attempts to bring a halt to the latest outbreak of violence in the Middle East have, not surprisingly, proved elusive. Writes David Miller. See... David Miller: Why Peace Eludes the Middle East [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00126.htm


Final Round Of Presidential Debates

- Bore and Gush (oil, that is) duked it out for the final time in a TV debate on Tuesday night. All I saw of it was the glimpse I got through a stretch limo's tinted windows of Gush shaking his fist and Bore pacing. See... US Elections: Baiting With Weighted Breath [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00125.htm


Shaking Down Business Leaders For Campaign Dollars

- Three hundred of America's top executives from major companies have spoken out in a CBS news-poll over US politicians shaking them down for big campaign bucks. In some quarters it's being described as a well-oiled protection racket. John Howard writes. See... US Campaign Funding A “Protection Racket” [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00124.htm


Richard Prebble’s Letter From Wellington

- The coalition hopes this week's business meeting in Auckland will enable the government to re-launch itself. Ministers intend to grab the initiative and silence their critics by outlining pro-business initiatives like compliance cost reform, export assistance ... See... Prebble's Letter from Wellington - 24th October [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00446.htm


On The Right: Free To Believe In Purple Antelopes

- All right, a quick quiz. Hands up those of you who think this Government is a firm believer in democracy and the right to free speech, no matter what your beliefs. All right, to those who put your hands up, raise them again if you believe the moon is inhabited by purple antelopes in frilly ball dresses. See... On The Right: The Purple Antelope Test [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00086.htm


Helen Clark Speaks At The Business Forum

- Thank you for accepting the government’s invitation to come to today’s forum. Thank you also to Buddle Findlay for being our host and to Ernst & Young for hosting the dinner this evening. See... Helen Clark Presentation to Business Forum [1] MORE - ACT - Talk not enough - Sound policies needed [2] - NATS - Don't believe the hype [3] , Forum should look at practical steps [4] , Business forum a "cynical political exercise" [5] and Leaked papers Government wants "pawns and yes-men" [6] - GOVT - Business-Government Forum: the format [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00449.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00448.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00437.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00433.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00440.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00408.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00435.htm


Plants For Possum Birth Control

- The humble spud has been used to demonstrate that vegetable baits that reduce possum fertility are feasible, and may one day join a range of possum control tools. See... Plant-based contraceptive bait for possums [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0010/S00043.htm


200,000 ZFREE Users In 6 Months

- ZFREE, powered by CLEAR, has signed its 200,000th user in just six months of operation. See... ZFREE celebrates 200,000th registration [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0010/S00045.htm


Lions Take Out NPC After 14 Year Wait

- WELLINGTON celebrated a famous victory on Saturday when the Lions won their first NPC in 14-years with a stunning 34-29 victory over Ranfurly Shield holders Canterbury. See... LIONS MUNCH LAMBS [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00122.htm


Hard News Is Not Here

- as a placeholder we have a new column, City Litter, from Loop Magazine editor Mark Cubey. See... Not Hard News: City Litter From Mark Cubey [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00121.htm


Guy’s World: Forever Holdens, Mullets And AC/DC

- UPPER HUTT, FRI 13: I’m out for some stripped down, no bullshit, high octane fun and I know I’m not gonna get it in muffin eating, latte slurping, Karen Walker wearing Wellington. That’s why I’m in the Hutt, heading for the Lazy Lizard bar, where rock may be a dirty word, but they wouldn’t have it any other way. See… Guy’s World: Lessons From The Valley [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00120.htm

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