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Scoop Is In The House
Sludge: How Colin Powell Could Be President
Mad Cow Disease Rampant In The Right Wing
David Miller: Ireland, While You Weren’t Looking
French Internet Censorship Decision A Worry – Expert
“Fresh” Snakeskin Was Shed From Second Hand Jacket
Mike Heine: A Trainspotter Hangs Up His Anorak
Yarning At The Pub
LOOK No Further: Fashion & Gossip Emailed To You
An Evening With NZ’s Greatest Music Lovers
PM’s Post Cabinet Presser: Immigration & Youth Wage
NZ Prisons Get Things Very Wrong
Judge Okays Sludgegate Reporting
Global Chinwag On Toxic POPs

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Scoop Is In The House

- Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: The Winston Clause – CYFS Care Funding – Ruddick Comments On Immigration - European Meat Imports and BSE – Housing Poverty Trap – Overseas Doctors – Foodbank Demand And Students – Indian and Nepalese Trade. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 5 December [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00023.htm


Sludge: How Colin Powell Could Be President

- In the spirit of irrational optimism that C.D. Sludge is so fond of, the following relatively painless resolution is offered as an effective manner to resolve Indecision 2000 in time for Christmas. See... Sludge Report #45 – The Next President [1] . Cartoon Link: The Perfect Strategy [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00013.htm
[2] - http://www.salon.com/comics/boll/2000/08/10/boll/index.html


Mad Cow Disease Rampant In The Right Wing

- We, the glorious Communist Revolutionary Action Party, the New Zealand branch of the Fifth International (Marxist-Leninist-Harpo Thought, Retrenched), wish to comment on the Mad Cow Disease currently sweeping the Imperialist heartlands of Western Europe!!! See... Communist Revolutionary Action: Mad Cow Disease [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00018.htm


David Miller: Ireland, While You Weren’t Looking

- With the violence in the Middle East approaching its third month and the United States Presidential election going through its inevitable court battles, the situation in Northern Ireland has faded from the spotlight. See... David Miller : What's Happened To Northern Ireland [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00019.htm


French Internet Censorship Decision A Worry – Expert

- The French court decision ordering the American based Internet search engine Yahoo to block French web users from its auction sites which sell Nazi memorabilia is a real worry according to a New Zealand internet expert. See... Internet Expert Criticises French Court Ruling [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0012/S00018.htm


“Fresh” Snakeskin Was Shed From Second Hand Jacket

- The hunt for the elusive snake in Freeman's Bay in Auckland has been called off after a member of the public came forward claiming to have lost a snakeskin in the vicinity of the area where the Freeman's Bay snakeskin was found. See... Search For Freeman's Bay Snake Over [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0012/S00016.htm


Mike Heine: A Trainspotter Hangs Up His Anorak

- It's one of those days, when you'd rather be out enjoying the Auckland sun listening to 'Take No Prisonerz' on CD than being stuck behind a computer. See... On The Right: Reasons For Leaving [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00016.htm


Yarning At The Pub

- Associate editor of the UK's 'Philosophy Now' magazine Bryn Williams has been in this country on perhaps the first world tour of pub philosophy. See... Interview With A Philosopher [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00021.htm


LOOK No Further: Fashion & Gossip Emailed To You

- Talofa and welcome to the first LOOK emailer from LOOP magazine. In addition to the LOOK column in LOOP magazine, we now offer you this interim fortnightly emailer that reports on the fashion world and local scene. See... NEW FROM LOOP! - LOOK Emailer #1 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0012/S00010.htm


An Evening With NZ’s Greatest Music Lovers

- “This is what it's like in the blind community – get used to it!” says a smiling emcee at the Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind's festival of blind musicians. People sing, bands jive, the odd lager or whisky is carefully dispatched, and laughter warms the ears. See... Synaesthesia: Blind Musicians See The Music [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00020.htm


PM’s Post Cabinet Presser: Immigration & Youth Wage

- Prime Minister Helen Clark today suggested that comments from Australian Immigration Minister Phillip Ruddock criticising New Zealand’s immigration policy had more to do with Australian domestic politics than New Zealand. See... Clark Dismisses Criticism Of NZ Immigration Policy [1] . See also…PM Doesn'ts Expect Youth Wage Rise To Limit Jobs [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00015.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00017.htm


NZ Prisons Get Things Very Wrong

- The 3rd of December 2000 will be remembered as one of the worst days in New Zealand's prison history, with one prisoner dying in custody, and another walking out of a private remand facility during visiting hours. See... Black Day In NZ Prison History [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00016.htm


Judge Okays Sludgegate Reporting

- Websites were in the dock today, with a demand from Auckland City Council barrister David Heaney that “something be done” about websites that are causing him problems. He produced documents that he had downloaded from three websites ... See... Sludgegate Update: Websites in the Dock [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00014.htm


Global Chinwag On Toxic POPs

- Johannesburg, South-Africa - WWF has released a new map demonstrating the global threat and reach of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). See... WWF Map Highlights Global Chemical Threat [1] and New Zealand takes a hard line on pollutants [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0012/S00020.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00040.htm

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