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Keith Rankin: Home Expensive Home
WTO Lamb Decision A Victory, Says Sutton
Simon Upton Muses On Our Nationhood
Scoop Was Not In The House – Offers A Link Instead
Scoop Images: King And Sutton Debating Up A Storm
Sludgegate Update: Community vs. Chrisholm
NZ Author On List For Coveted Prize
Killer Coleslaw Warning
These Parrots Are Alive, But Not Very Well
Grandparents Have Special Role In Mourning

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Keith Rankin: Home Expensive Home

- The OECD report on the New Zealand economy released last Thursday suggested, among other things, that the New Zealand government should tax the imputed income on owner occupied housing. Minister of Finance, Dr Michael Cullen, promptly dismissed the idea, stating that home ownership was a special feature of New Zealand life. See... Keith Rankin: Home Expensive Home [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00039.htm


WTO Lamb Decision A Victory, Says Sutton

- The World Trade Organisation disputes panel's final ruling in favour of New Zealand's case against tariffs on lamb imports into the United States was welcome, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... WTO Decision Welcomed But Not The End Of Matter [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00101.htm


Simon Upton Muses On Our Nationhood

- New Zealand is currently the set for what we hope will be one of the great movies of what we know is one of the great books – The Lord of the Rings. See... Simon Upton Speech: What Sort of a Nation is NZ? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00099.htm


Scoop Was Not In The House – Offers A Link Instead

- Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Super Scheme – ENZA Court Action – Labour Market Outlook – Rural Doctor Shortages – School Accountability – Selling State Houses - Tourism Forecasts – Regional Development – Auditing Closing The Gaps ... See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 7 December [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00041.htm


Scoop Images: King And Sutton Debating Up A Storm

- Annette King: Minister of Health and Minister for Racing. Jim Sutton: Minister for Trade Negotiations, Minister of Agriculture and Minister for Rural Affairs. Photographs by Mark Graham. See... Scoop Images: Annette King In The House [1] and Scoop Images: Jim Sutton In The House [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00040.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00029.htm


Sludgegate Update: Community vs. Chrisholm

- Council's legal team made their opening submissions in defence of their actions in the Sludgegate saga, and in particular the decision to build an enormous sludge dump on Adrian Chisholm's boundary. They told the court that "we stand by the ... See... 'The Community' vs Adrian Chisholm [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0012/S00020.htm


NZ Author On List For Coveted Prize

- Kapka Kassabova has been long-listed for the prestigious 2001 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for her first novel Reconnaissance, the only New Zealander selected. At 100,000 Irish pounds, the award remains the world’s richest literary prize. See... Kapka Kassabova Long-Listed For Literary Award [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0012/S00016.htm


Killer Coleslaw Warning

- With the summer food poisoning 'season' just around the corner, a national supermarket chain has begun a campaign to help Kiwis avoid food borne illness in the home. See... New Effort To Promote Food Safety In The Home [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0012/S00011.htm


These Parrots Are Alive, But Not Very Well

- The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is advising people who have obtained certain exotic parrot species that such birds may have been illegally released from quarantine in 1997. See... MAF Investigates Illegal Release Of Parrots [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0012/S00010.htm


Grandparents Have Special Role In Mourning

- New research illustrates how grandparents offer crucial support to their family when a grandchild dies. See... Role of grandparents important when a child dies [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0012/S00009.htm

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