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Hide Parks Taxi In Restaurant Then Grows Wings
Hard News Is Here!
Greens Fly Flag To Stop West Papua Nightmare
Upton-On-Line
Market Rents Scrapped
Fiji: Coup Linked Police Commissioner Back In Job
Sludgegate: Emergency Powers Or False Pretences?
Importance Of Sexual Health Education Emphasised On World Aids Day
Auckland In For Stormy Weather
Sponsorship For Olympic Hockey Stars Annouced

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Hide Parks Taxi In Restaurant Then Grows Wings

- The Rt Hon Winston Peters, Leader of New Zealand First, today said that Rodney Hide MP did not tell the media the real story behind his losing taxi chits and facilitating a restaurant staff free for all at the taxpayers’ expense. See... Media Being Taken For A Ride Over Taxi Chits [1] and Rodney Hide: Personal Explanation--Lost Taxi Chits: Allegations [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00016.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00018.htm


Hard News Is Here!

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... whatever its challenges this year, the coalition has frequently allowed us to forget that it is a minority government. But that fact became all too clear this week as the new district health boards legislation reached its reckoning. See... HARD NEWS 01/12/00 - This Little Prick Won't Hurt [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00001.htm


Greens Fly Flag To Stop West Papua Nightmare

- Green MP Keith Locke will deliver a protest letter to the Indonesian Embassy this morning over the arrest to two top West Papuan leaders. See... Greens To Fly West Papuan Independence Flag [1] and Scoop Images: Flag Raising At Indonesian Embassy [2] . See also... Bloodbath Imminent In West Papua [3] and Amnesty: Threat of violence mounts in Papua [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00007.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00002.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00235.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0012/S00005.htm


Upton-On-Line

- Upton-on-line returns after a brief time in Washington where he learnt about the distinction between ‘dimpled’ and ‘pregnant’ chads (he rather favoured the ‘swinging’ variety); and The Hague, where he was able to dispense bonhomie and bandages to Pete Hodgson. See... Upton-on-line December 1st [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00006.htm


Market Rents Scrapped

- “This Christmas thousands of New Zealand families will be able to put fresh fruit and vegetables on the table thanks to the scrapping of market rents,” says Housing Minister Mark Gosche. See... State Rents Slashed [1] . MORE: Income-Related Rents [2] - The Market Rents Housing Experiment [3] REACTION - NATS - Not a sausage for 80% of low income families [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00001.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00003.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00002.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00566.htm


Fiji: Coup Linked Police Commissioner Back In Job

- The Interim President, Ratu Josefa Iloilo today decided that on the basis of the report of the Board of Inquiry into Savua's conduct, Savua should resume his duties as Commissioner of Police. See... Savua To Gets His Job Back [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0012/S00002.htm


Sludgegate: Emergency Powers Or False Pretences?

- Were Auckland City Council acting under emergency powers in the summer of 97/98, or were they building the sludge dump on Chisholm's boundary under false pretences? That was a question considered in the Sludgegate trial today. See... "Emergency! Emergency!" [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0011/S00102.htm


Importance Of Sexual Health Education Emphasised On World Aids Day

- “We congratulate the Leader of the Opposition, Rt.Hon Mrs. Jenny Shipley, on her reaffirmation of the importance of accurate reproductive and sexual health information, and the role of community service organisations in provision of safer sex information,” said Craig Young, ALRANZ Research Officer today. See... World AIDS Day [1] and Jenny Shipley Statement [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00002.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00005.htm


Auckland In For Stormy Weather

- Aucklanders heading for the beach this Christmas may be out of luck as climate predictions for early summer suggest unsettled weather conditions are likely. See... The weather – what’s in store for Christmas [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0011/S00104.htm


Sponsorship For Olympic Hockey Stars Annouced

- Telecom Mobile is the new sponsor of the New Zealand Women’s Hockey team, now known as the Telecom 2GO Black Sticks. See... Telecom Sponsors Women’s National Hockey Side [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0012/S00003.htm

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Werewolf: Living With Rio’s Olympic Ruins

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

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Binoy Kampmark: Kevin Rudd’s Failed UN Secretary General Bid

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Open Source / Open Society: The Scoop Foundation - An Open Model For NZ Media

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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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