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Scoop Is In The House - Questions Of The Day
Howard’s End: Planet Earth Victim Of Posturing Celebrities In Lear Jets
Greens Tell Nosy Admiral To Butt Out
PM’s Presser: Sensible Shoes and Defence Spending
Jordan Carter: Return To labour, ACTivists
Mike Heine: Errors On My Way
David Miller: Globalisation Moves
Kedgley Says Time Is Now To Buy Back Rail
Scoop Satire: US Snoozes And Loses
Henceforth I Dub Thee Rockers Hi-Fi
Fiji 'Before And After' Ad Ruled Misleading

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Scoop Is In The House - Questions Of The Day

- Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Widening Of Closing The Gaps – Regional Development – Defence Purchasing – Community Work Scheme – Mainland Stevedores – New School Gyms – Kaikohe Parole Office – Fiji Constitution – Auditing Closing The Gaps. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 21 November [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00125.htm


Howard’s End: Planet Earth Victim Of Posturing Celebrities In Lear Jets

- As New Zealand and the world debates the impact of greenhouse gas emissions in the Hauge this week, the government has signed an open skies agreement liberalising aviation travel - one of the world's worst air polluters. John Howard writes. See... Howard's End: Open Skies Over A Warming Planet [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00124.htm


Greens Tell Nosy Admiral To Butt Out

- Green Party Defence spokesperson Keith Locke rejected a visiting US admiral's call for New Zealand to spend more on defence, but National's Defence spokesman Wayne Mapp said the Prime Minister's dismissive response to US Admiral Dennis Blair shows how badly out of touch the Government is with New Zealand’s international defence responsibilities. See... US Admiral Should Butt Out Of NZ Defence Debate [1] MORE REACTION - NATS - Reality a bitter pill to swallow for PM [2] - ACT - Labour’s Defence Spending Focussed On The Now [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00349.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00347.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00352.htm


PM’s Presser: Sensible Shoes and Defence Spending

- “High heels that make one’s life a misery are not about to be purchased,” said Prime Minister Helen Clark today, in response to suggestions she should upgrade her wardrobe. See... PM Holds Onto Her Sensible Shoes [1] . Also at today’s post Cabinet press conference, Miss Clark defended the Government’s defence spending priorities, after a visiting United States Navy admiral reportedly criticised New Zealand for not spending enough on high tech military equipment. See... Defence Money Going To Right Places, PM Says [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00119.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00118.htm


Jordan Carter: Return To labour, ACTivists

- Generally you know when you read Mike Heine’s writing that you’re in for a laugh. Besides actually being quite a good writer at times, his comic sense is often enhanced by the fact he doesn’t even realise that he’s being funny most of the time. See... On The Left – ACTivists Denied [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00084.htm


Mike Heine: Errors On My Way

- Okay, a confession: I was once Nelson’s representative at a nationwide Labour Youth conference. See... On The Right: Confessions Of A Misspent Youth [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00083.htm


David Miller: Globalisation Moves

- The Closer Economic Partnership agreement between Singapore and New Zealand that was signed earlier this year not only marks the first such pact this country has signed with an Asian trading partner but is also a step forward towards achieving a policy of free trade worldwide. See... David Miller: New Zealand and Free Trade [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00120.htm


Kedgley Says Time Is Now To Buy Back Rail

- If ever there was a time to invest in upgrading or buying back our rail network, it is surely now. See... Strong line needed over rail route [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00345.htm


Scoop Satire: US Snoozes And Loses

- In the light of your failure to elect a President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately. See... Notice Of Revocation Of Independence [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00122.htm


Henceforth I Dub Thee Rockers Hi-Fi

- UK sound system Rockers Hi Fi arrive in NZ this weekend from Australia for their Dubarama shows – which look set to sell out. See... Dick and Farda gonna rock you! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0011/S00052.htm


Fiji 'Before And After' Ad Ruled Misleading

- AUCKLAND (PMW): A Fiji Visitors Bureau television advertisement portraying the Fiji Islands as unchanged after rioting and a coup in May has been found to have breached New Zealand's advertising code of ethics and has been modified. See... Tourism television advertisement breaches code [1] MORE FIJI NEWS - Professional continue leaving Fiji [2] - `Politics first, law later' - CRC Chairman [3] - Qarase Double-Talk [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00166.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00168.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00167.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00170.htm

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