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Scoop Is In The House - Questions
Al Gore’s Statement: Challenging The Florida Count
Green’s Will Work With Any Party For Best Result On Health Bill
PM’s Post Cabinet Presser
David Miller: Subtle Differences Between Terrorism & Guerilla War
Survey Contradicts Predictions Of Gloom Over ERA
ACC Premiums Down, But Nats Take It With A Grain Of Salt
Pop Star Paul Changing His Tune
Duelling With The Glassy Winged Sharpshooter
Fresh Sludge: Objectionable Objections
Places Where Employees Look Forward To Monday
The High Commissioner In The Hot Seat
Climate Change Impasse As Greenpeace Sees It

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Scoop Is In The House

- Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Economy – Racial Unrest Over Closing Gaps – ANZFC Food Standards – Officials Advice On Gaps – Public Sector Leadership – Foodbanks Demand – Apple Deregulation – Super Scrutiny – Cell Phone Safety. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 28 November [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00165.htm


Al Gore’s Statement: Challenging The Florida Count

- TRANSCRIPT of Vice President Al Gore's statement to the US People on his decision to challenge the certified vote in the State of Florida. See... Al Gore's Statement: Challenging The Florida Count [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00221.htm


Green’s Will Work With Any Party For Best Result On Health Bill

- The Green Party today said it would support amendments to the Health and Disability Bill that improved the legislation, regardless of which political party proposed them. See... Greens will work with anyone to improve health [1] and Government Set To Suffer A Major Defeat - ACT [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00486.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00490.htm


PM’s Post Cabinet Presser

- Voluntary Police - Fiji Sporting Ban - Business Confidence - Following two incidents where rural police were caught short in the weekend, Prime Minister Helen Clark said she didn’t know if there was any progress on introducing voluntary policing, which Police Minister George Hawkins said Labour hoped to pilot during last year’s election campaign. See... No Word On Police Volunteers From The PM [1] , No Mixed Messages On Sport With Fiji, Clark Says [2] and Business Confidence Vindicates Govt, Clark Says [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00158.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00161.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00160.htm


David Miller: Subtle Differences Between Terrorism & Guerilla War

- Just over a month ago, this column addressed the obstacles that are in front of Israel and the Palestinians that while outstanding are preventing a conclusive peace to the ongoing violence being found. A month later, resolution remains further away. See... David Miller: Middle East Moves Towards War [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00164.htm


Survey Contradicts Predictions Of Gloom Over ERA

- Contradicting months of hype by lobby groups, the vast majority of businesses believe the Government's new employment legislation will have no impact on the number of people they employ, a survey released today shows. See... Introduction Of ERA Does Not Affect Hiring Levels [1] . See also…Employers Getting On With The Job Under New Law [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00163.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00493.htm


ACC Premiums Down, But Nats Take It With A Grain Of Salt

- ACC premiums are on the way down again, almost a year after the Government introduced legislation to remove private insurers from work place accident insurance. See... ACC premiums on the way down - again [1] . See also…Caution over new ACC premiums [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00485.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00488.htm


Pop Star Paul Changing His Tune

- In a radio interview last night, Paul Holmes knocked his interviewer for six. As part of his nationwide promotional tour to publicise his album, Holmes discussed aspects of the New Zealand music recording scene with Eddie O'Strange on the Town & Country radio show. See... Paul Holmes Comes Out [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0011/S00066.htm


Duelling With The Glassy Winged Sharpshooter

- The so called 'incurable' Pierces' disease, ravaging grapevines in California and posing a biosecurity risk to New Zealand grapevines, could well be 'curable' thanks to new technology developed at HortResearch. See... Possible cure to 'incurable' Pierces' disease [1] and Californian Grapes Present Low Risk [2] . See also... Urgent investigation needed of grape pest threat [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0011/S00109.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0011/S00082.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00482.htm


Fresh Sludge: Objectionable Objections

- Adrian Chisholm continued with his struggle to give evidence this afternoon, offering details of this morning's allegations against the council over frequent objections from opposing counsel. Cross examination of Adrian Chisholm was imminent... See... Sludgegate Update: A Trickle, but Not a Flood [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00098.htm


Places Where Employees Look Forward To Monday

- Sixteen organisations have been named as winners in Unlimited magazine's inaugural Best Places to Work in New Zealand awards, sponsored by Haines Recruitment See... Unlimited Magazine's Best Places To Work In NZ [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0011/S00081.htm


The High Commissioner In The Hot Seat

SUVA: A diplomatic row over a New Zealand envoy's criticisms of the slowness in bringing the perpetrators of the May coup to justice in Fiji continued today with the military-appointed regime describing the comments as "ill-timed" and "foolish". See... FIJI: Envoy's justice comments still rile regime [1] . See also…Regime Allegations Agains NZ High Commissioner [2] and Goff Supports His High Commissioner's Outburst [3] MORE PACIFIC NEWS: - Landowners Extract Ransom From Regime [4] - Negotiations On B'ville Resume Today [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00220.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00217.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00213.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00218.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00214.htm


Climate Change Impasse As Greenpeace Sees It

Greenpeace Final Statement At The Closure Of The UNFCCC COP6, The Hague, 25 November 2000: See... Greenpeace Final Statement At Climate Summit [1] . See also... Greenpeace Blocks Import Of Waste For Incineration [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00219.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00216.htm

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