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Hard News Is Here!
Commission Gives Shell The Go-Ahead
English On-Line
Howard’s End: Driven Round The Bend By The Westland Council
Import Tariffs Removed For Poorest Countries
Wet Belly Fossil Award For NZ
Handicapped Man On Death Row
Slippery Varmint Still On The Loose
Tuaman To Get Big Manukau Welcome
Open Sky Agreement Will Benefit NZ
Singapore Upsize Their Free Trade

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Hard News Is Here!

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... export growth is rampant, retail sales robust. The balance of payments, so long in the red, is heading for recovery, and business confidence will, at worst, be neutral in the months to come. How nice of Bill English to give ... See... HARD NEWS 17/11/00 - A Vote of Confidence [1]




[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00109.htm


Commission Gives Shell The Go-Ahead

- The Commerce Commission today cleared Shell Overseas Holdings Limited to acquire Fletcher Challenge Energy Limited (FCE), subject to Shell divesting a range of assets currently owned by Shell and FCE. See... Commission Clears Shell To Acquire FCE [1] and Fletcher Challenge Welcomes Decision [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0011/S00126.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0011/S00127.htm


English On-Line

- English-on-line spent a day or two glued to CNN watching the best of the best a political junkie could ever wish for. Politicians who don’t like elections aren’t really politicians. You see elections reaffirm for us politicians that we do matter after all. See... English-on-line November 17th [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00306.htm


Howard’s End: Driven Round The Bend By The Westland Council

- After discussions at four public meetings over four months, one publicly excluded meeting and a legal opinion, there will now be a sixth meeting of the Westland District Council on the West Coast to decide whether the Mayor should be provided with a car. See... Howard’s End: Much Ado About Driving [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00105.htm


Import Tariffs Removed For Poorest Countries

- From July 2001 all of the least developed countries of the world will have duty-free access to New Zealand for all their imports, Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today at the APEC leaders’ meeting in Brunei. See... NZ removes tariffs on imports from the poorest [1] REACTION - EMPLOYERS AND MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION - Call To Consult First [2] - ACT - Clark Gives Myanmar Tariff Free Access To NZ [3] - IMPORTERS INSTITUTE - Clark's Cheap Tariff Shot [4] - FOOTWEAR, APPAREL AND TEXTILE INDUSTRIES - Shock At Trade Decision [5] - GREENS - Tariff Move Death Knell For Clothing Industry [6] - LIBERTARIANZ - Freer Trade - Higher Wages! [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00278.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0011/S00129.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00297.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0011/S00125.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0011/S00121.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00285.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00074.htm


Wet Belly Fossil Award For NZ

- New Zealand yesterday received the Wet Belly Fossil award in conjunction with Australia, Canada and the United States for wanting to remove references to existing international environment agreements from the eligibility rules for land use, land use change and forestry. See... New Zealand Wins Fossil of the Day Award [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00072.htm


Handicapped Man On Death Row

- Another chilling milestone in the ugly history of US judicial killing is looming, Amnesty International warned, as it released a letter sent to Governor George W. Bush yesterday. The letter calls on him to prevent the execution of a severely mentally disabled man, due to be carried out in Texas tomorrow evening. See... Texas set to execute mentally disabled man [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00133.htm


Slippery Varmint Still On The Loose

- Night surveillance will start as soon as weather improves in a further attempt to find the slithery owner of the snakeskin believed to have been shed in Freemans Bay, Auckland late last month. See... Search For Snake In Freemans Bay To Continue [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0011/S00055.htm


Tuaman To Get Big Manukau Welcome

- Included in the welcome ceremony at the town centre will be a traditional kava ceremony held to honour the Tuaman, and Jan Hellreigel will perform her recently released song The Fighting Spirit (Gloves of Tuaman). See... Tua Parade Proceeds [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0011/S00048.htm


Open Sky Agreement Will Benefit NZ

- Prime Minister Helen Clark today welcomed an agreement between New Zealand, Brunei, Chile, Singapore and the United States to increase access to one another’s air services. See... NZ Welcomes Open Skies Agreement [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00304.htm


Singapore Upsize Their Free Trade

- President Clinton and Singapore Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong, on the final day of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' Meeting in Brunei, announced the United States and Singapore will launch negotiations for the first U.S. free trade agreement with an Asian country. See... Singapore To Launch Free Trade Negotiations [1] MORE - U.S.-Singapore Trade Fact Sheet [2] - U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00151.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00150.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00149.htm

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