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Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Questions & Answers
Melbourne Cup: Scoop Picks Diatribe And Second Coming
ACT Renews Call For Debate On Unarmed NZ Personnel To Solomons
Hodgson Lays Out NZ’s Greenhouse Plan
PM’s Presser: People’s Bank And The “H” Word
David Miller: Fiji Mutiny Brings Long-Standing Divisions Into Focus
US Elections: Campaign Trail Links
Richard Prebble’s Letter From Wellington
On The Right: Like Barry White Singing About Celibacy
Great Acts, But Noumea Showed How Not To Run A Festival
Warriors Not Dealing With Obstructive Players’ Manager
Five Collide On Wellington Stages
Chick Pix & Lad Humour Online
Second Shihad Show, Don’t Miss Out Twice!
Appraising GM With Science And Ethics
Meet The Kakapo Online

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

- Today's Questions concern: Health Treaty Clause – Fiscal Surplus – Unallocated Children At Risk - The “H” Word And Sandra Lee – Singapore Brain Drain – Cancer Treatment Shortages – Employment – R&D Tax Deductibility – Solomons Peace Keeping – Whakapapa. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day November 7 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00046.htm


Melbourne Cup: Scoop Picks Diatribe And Second Coming

- The Flemington race course weather forecast is for a mostly sunny day with a moderate to fresh easterly wind and a maximum temperature of 24 degrees. The track is hardening and is expected favour New Zealand horses. See...Scoop Link: Melbourne Cup Runners, Odds And Picks [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00043.htm


ACT Renews Call For Debate On Unarmed NZ Personnel To Solomons

- The ACT party believes the issue of committing unarmed New Zealand soldiers and police personnel to the Solomons should be debated in parliament, said ACT Leader, Hon Richard Prebble. See... ACT Seeks Urgent Debate On Solomons Deployment [1] and Peace Monitors for Solomon Islands [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00112.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00104.htm


Hodgson Lays Out NZ’s Greenhouse Plan

- Hon Pete Hodgson Speech Notes Address To A Greenhouse Policy Coalition Seminar, Wellington Convention Centre. See... NZ's Climate Change Action Plan - Pete Hodgson [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00105.htm


PM’s Presser: People’s Bank And The “H” Word

- Prime Minister Helen Clark has signalled her support for the concept of a publicly run ‘Kiwi Bank’, being advocated by Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton. See... Clark Indicates Support For Kiwi Bank [1] . Also at today’s post cabinet press conference Clark said that Alliance Deputy Leader Sandra Lee’s use of the word ‘Holocaust’ in a speech was not in defiance of her edict, and said she will not be seeking an apology. See... Apology Won't Be Required From Lee [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00037.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00036.htm


David Miller: Fiji Mutiny Brings Long-Standing Divisions Into Focus

- The outbreak of violence in Fiji last week is a reminder that the tensions and divisions within the country still linger. Last Thursday’s mutiny by soldiers of the Counter- Revolutionary Warfare unit, shows that beneath the Fijian- Indian partition, division and hostility exists amongst the Fijian community itself. See... David Miller: Coup No.2 Strikes Tourism Again [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00039.htm


US Elections: Scoop Is On The Campaign Trail

- Americans go to the polls early tomorrow morning, and it would still be a brave punter to call a winner. For links galore to US Elections online resources see... ELECTIONS 2000: SELECTED WEB SITE LINKS [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00052.htm


Richard Prebble’s Letter From Wellington

- Dollar's Direction - Resignation A Seven Day Wonder - What Was She Doing? - ACT Wednesday - Foreign Doctors' Registration - Resource Management Act - Parole Reform - Beads and Blankets - ACT's Briar Patch. See... Richard Prebble’s Letter From Wellington #37 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00099.htm


On The Right: Like Barry White Singing About Celibacy

- There has been quite a bit going on this week in the wonderful and wacky world of politics. Lot’s of interesting events. However I’ve been busy doing my exams, so forgive me if I don’t know any of them. Therefore this issue of On The Right is more a ‘random thoughts’ edition. See... On The Right: A Tale Of Two Ruths [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00022.htm


Great Acts, But Noumea Showed How Not To Run A Festival

- The 'hang loose' motto in Noumea worked most of the time, but the French, who have the richest island in the Pacific, really tried their best to wreck the Festival flow with their arrogant attitudes and lack of organisation. Final report (#7) from LOOP correspondent Sarah Hunter at the Pacific Festival of Arts. See... Goodbye prison – back to reality [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00041.htm


Warriors Not Dealing With Obstructive Players’ Manager

- Auckland, New Zealand, 6 November 2000 - The New Zealand Warriors today withdrew offers to three players handled by players' manager Simon Burgess, citing obstructive practices and an undermining of players' interests. See... Warriors Pull Plug on Players' Manager [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0011/S00019.htm


Five Collide On Wellington Stages

- George, Anne, Julian, Dick and Timmy are the Famous Five that we know and love, but Wellington now has it own fivesome (only without the dog) and they are destined to become famous. See... Colliding with theatre [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0011/S00018.htm


Chick Pix & Lad Humour

- New Zealand’s first online lad mag has some unusual advice on how to take aspirin. See... Launch Of NZ's First Online Men's Magazine [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0011/S00017.htm


Second Shihad Show, Don’t Miss Out Twice!

- Shihad, Weta and Fur Patrol will play a second concert at the Wellington Town Hall on Sunday 12 November. See... Shihad to play again in Wellington [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00040.htm


Appraising GM With Science And Ethics

- The open letter (Guardian May 21) from biologist Richard Dawkins to Prince Charles accuses HRH of 'hostility to science' and of 'embracing an ill-assorted jumble of mutually contradictory alternatives' in his reservations about genetic modification. See... Science And Ethics Needed To Appraise GM [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0011/S00022.htm


Meet The Kakapo Online

- One of New Zealand's most threatened bird species, the kakapo, entered the computer age today with the launch of a new Kakapo Recovery Programme website by Prime Minister Helen Clark. See... Kakapo Launches Into Cyberspace [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0011/S00021.htm

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

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Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

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

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