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Deceptive Or Ignorant Claims From PM On Treaty Clause
Keith Rankin: Looking At GDP
Nationwide Benefits From America’s Cup
Staunch Norm Sends Wrong Message … But We Won!
Import Costs Increase
No Tree Hill? Ross Himona Poem
Scoop World: Palestinian Media Watch
Scoop World: Israeli Defence Announcements
Scoop World Links: US Elections
Baritone Death A Blow To Pacific Arts Festival
Pinot Noir 2001 A Feast For The Senses
Scoop Arts: Roots Foundation Birthday Bash
Dogs, From Pocket Size To King Size

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Deceptive Or Ignorant Claims From PM On Treaty Clause

- The Prime Minister’s claim on Radio New Zealand’s Morning Report that the Treaty clause in the Health and Disability Bill intends no racial preference is either deceptive or ignorant, according to ACT Justice spokesman Stephen Franks. See... PM's Health Bill Treaty Clause Claims False [1] MORE - NZ FIRST - Turia Undermines PM Again [2] - GOVT - Treaty clause - Health Bill [3] - NATS - Race Relations Conciliator Warns Of Anger [4] - ACT - Drop Treaty References In Health & Disability Bill [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00482.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00483.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00479.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00474.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00473.htm


Keith Rankin: Looking At GDP

- The economy seems to be stagnating. Real GDP (gross domestic product) for the three months to June 30 is, on a seasonally adjusted basis, 0.7 percent down on the previous three months. Yet, if we look a bit deeper, we find that real GDP for the June quarter is up 4.4 percent on the same quarter of 1999. See... GDP Gloom? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00145.htm


Nationwide Benefits From America’s Cup

- A report into the economic impact of the 1999-2000 America's Cup Regatta shows that such large-scale events have a spin-off which benefits the whole country, Prime Minister Helen Clark and Minister for the America's Cup Trevor Mallard said today. See... America's Cup Economic Impact Felt Throughout NZ [1] . See also… Cup Village Investment Attracts Huge Dividend [2] and Tourism Bonanza Possible From America's Cup 2003 [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00487.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0010/S00180.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00489.htm


Staunch Norm Sends Wrong Message … But We Won!

- Associate Minister for Accident Insurance Ruth Dyson said today that Norm Hewitt's decision to play with a broken arm during Saturday night's NPC final was foolish and short-sighted. See... Norm Hewitt – Hero Today, Gone Tomorrow? [1] . See... Ruth Dyson Stiff-Arms Norm Hewitt [2] for Murray McCully's resonse.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00484.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00492.htm


Import Costs Increase

- The imports trend continues to grow, according to Statistics New Zealand. Increases in crude oil prices and the weakening New Zealand dollar, particularly since April 2000, have contributed to growth in the value of merchandise imports in recent months. See... Steady Growth in Imports Continues [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0010/S00179.htm


No Tree Hill? Ross Himona Poem

- to my friend Mike Smith who, on 28th October 1994, the anniversary of the 1835 Declaration of Independence, took a chainsaw to the one lone pine tree atop One-tree Hill (known to the Maori as Maungakiekie). See... "Half Tree Hill" [1] . See also... One Tree Hill Pine To Be Felled [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00142.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0010/S00063.htm


Scoop World: Palestinian Media Watch

– PALESTINIAN DAILY PRESS THE DAILY PRESS REVIEW ISSUED BY Palestine Ministry of Information (Wednesday, October 25, 2000) See... Palestinian Daily Press Review - Oct 25th [1] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0010/S00192.htm


Scoop World: Israeli Defence Announcements

- 24 October 00 Bursts of Fire at the Settlement of Pesagot North of Jerusalem, IDF Responds with Tank Fire. Fire was opened tonight at the settlement of Pesagot north of Jerusalem. There were no casualties and no damage was caused. See... IDF Spokesperson's Announcements - 24th Oct [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0010/S00194.htm


Scoop World Links: US Elections

- A selection of useful links for monitoring in the run-up to the US Presidential elections on November 7th. See... US Elections: Links [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0010/S00193.htm


Baritone Death A Blow To Pacific Arts Festival

- The death of Samoan/NZ baritone Iosefa Enari at the Pacific Arts Festival has been a huge blow to the people here from Aotearoa – and of course for his family; an unbelievable tragedy. See... Pacific Arts Festival starts on sad note [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00141.htm


Pinot Noir 2001 A Feast For The Senses

- Around 600 people from around the world will gather in Wellington for a conference of 100 percent pure indulgence from January 25 to 28 next year. See... Experience The Conference Of Pure Indulgence [1] , Tickets Now On Sale For A Feast For The Senses [2] and See... Background Information Pinot Noir 2001 [3] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0010/S00069.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0010/S00068.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0010/S00070.htm


Scoop Arts: Roots Foundation Birthday Bash

- Wellington's Roots Foundation are back in action after a very strong and enjoyable millennium year. This included playing to over 4000 people during a 10-date NZ tour in April, a dose of magical seaside dub with the Whopper-Chopper lads over summer. See... Roots Foundation "Dubble-Happy" set to go bang [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0010/S00065.htm


Dogs, From Pocket Size To King Size

- The hunt is on for New Zealand’s own David and Goliath of the canine world. See... Size Does Matter [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0010/S00064.htm

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