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Scoop Is In The House - Questions
Brash Sails Prudent Course, Leaves OCR Unchanged
Howard’s End: George W. Bush’s Impeccable Breeding
Motornet: The Volvo V70 T5 Reviewed
Xtra Email Drops Out, Customer Services Expect It Online By 5:30pm
Guest Opinion: Criminal Legacy Of The Bush Family
Sludge Report: Presidential Pentathlon
Future Lefts: Still Keeping Promises, One Year In
Challenge Lead Petrol Price Drop
Sludgegate Update: Both Sides Of The Street
More Than Just Friends

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Scoop Is In The House

- Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Reserve Bank MPS x 2 – E-Government – Apple Grower Protests – Northland Helicopter Ambulance Services – Police Cellphones - US Chocolate Blockade – Gisborne Rail Link - Positive Discrimination In Apprenticeship. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 6 December [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00034.htm


Brash Sails Prudent Course, Leaves OCR Unchanged

- Dr Don Brash, New Zealand Reserve Bank Governor, took the prudent course this morning and for the second time since May called the present inflation outlook too close to call. See... It’s Easier To Be More Right If You Say Less [1] FROM THE RESERVE BANK - RBNZ MPS: OCR unchanged at 6.5 per cent [2] - RBNZ MPS: Overview And Policy Assessment [3] - RBNZ MPS: Table Of Key Projections [4] REACTION - GOVT - PTA Equal To The Task - Cullen [5] - CTU - CTU Supports Cash Rate Decision [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00026.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0012/S00034.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0012/S00036.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0012/S00035.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00079.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0012/S00039.htm


Howard’s End: George W. Bush’s Impeccable Breeding

- Without the backing of George Bush Snr and his network of big business and eastern financial “establishment” interests it was highly unlikely that George W. Jnr would have a show of becoming US President. The familiar brand-name "the Bush Family" is about to restore the aristocracy to power. See... Howard's End: Old Name, Old Money, Old Influence [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00031.htm


Motornet: The Volvo V70 T5 Reviewed

- The haunting melody of Albinoni's Adagio builds to a crescendo, each note perfectly reproduced through nine glorious speakers. It fills the cars interior with brilliant sound, the music bold and strong. See... Motornet: Out Of The Box [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00033.htm


Xtra Email Drops Out, Customer Services Expect It Online By 5:30pm

- Untold thousands of customers of New Zealand’s largest ISP, Telecom-owned Xtra, are gnashing their teeth at an extended outage to email services today and last night lasting 22 hours so far. See... XTRA Outage - Deadline Passed - Still No Email [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00036.htm


Guest Opinion: Criminal Legacy Of The Bush Family

- Now that it seems all but certain a Bush coup has succeeded in seizing the US Presidency, I want to be the first to announce it: Impeach GW Bush! See... Guest Opinion: Impeach GW Bush! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00028.htm


Sludge Report: Presidential Pentathlon

- The Florida legislature is ready to take action in the stalled presidential race. However, they are not as partisan as they are portrayed. Rumour has it they prepared this statement, but in the end couldn't agree on the events. Some thought they were "not exciting enough for live TV". See... Sludge Report #46 – Presidential Pentathlon [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00030.htm


Future Lefts: Still Keeping Promises, One Year In

- CONTENTS: Editorial: One fantastic year - review Income related rents come back National's leadership turmoil continues Accountable government delivers on its promises Website of the Week. See... One Year In: Keeping Our Promises [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00022.htm


Challenge Lead Petrol Price Drop

- The continuing fall in oil prices and the improvement in the US$/NZ$ exchange rate mean that Challenge is able to lead the process of dropping petrol and diesel prices to motorists. This morning Challenge lowered its petrol and diesel prices by 6 cents per litre to reflect these changes. See... Challenge Announces Petrol Price Drop [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0012/S00041.htm


Sludgegate Update: Both Sides Of The Street

- The Sludgegate trial today considered the propriety of planners, who routinely work both sides of every council street. Barry Kaye worked for the council as a consultant planner processing Adrian Chisholm's resort application - he knew the project in some detail. See... Sludgegate: Sludge Dump Needs a "Quick Legal" [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00021.htm


More Than Just Friends

- The identity “New Zealander” is often used to hide differences under a veneer of similarity a Victoria University researcher says. See... Friendship impacts on race relations [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0012/S00008.htm

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