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Rumours Of Deadly Nuclear Spaceplane Declassification
Dougherty Will Be Compensated – Goff
Post Cabinet Presser: Dishwasher Installation & Hatchet Burying
Richard Prebble’s Letter From Wellington
Parliament’s Bad Boy Fingered
Shell Sees 6 Cents And Raises 1 Cent
State Of The Nation’s Health: Fatter Than Ever
Scottish Model For Education Changes An “Unjustifiable Gamble”
Kiwi Banks In Line To Get Own Domain Space
The Country’s Wet Spots & Dry Spots
Nuclear Bomb Exploded In Nevada
Sludgegate Update

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Rumours Of Deadly Nuclear Spaceplane Declassification

- Hamilton, New Zealand: For the last two months rumors have been flying over the internet that, concurrent with the US presidential elections, elements of the US black spaceplane arsenal would be de-classified. See... Nuclear Spaceplane Downed, South of Brisbane! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0012/S00057.htm


Dougherty Will Be Compensated – Goff

- Minister of Justice Phil Goff announced today that the Government has agreed that compensation should be paid to David Dougherty. See... David Dougherty To Be Compensated [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00294.htm


Post Cabinet Presser: Dishwasher Installation & Hatchet Burying

- Prime Minister Helen Clark is flying to South America tonight for a holiday in the Andes, leaving Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton to question Alliance Minister Phillida Bunkle about her taxpayer-owned Oriental Bay apartment tomorrow. See... Bunkle’s Not My Problem, Goodbye - PM Off To Andes [1] and Clark Wants To Make Up With Samuels In New Year [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00093.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00094.htm


Richard Prebble’s Letter From Wellington

- A growing economy is like a rising tide - it lifts all ships, was Richard Prebble's message to a breakfast meeting last week. Richard reviewed the highs and lows of the parliamentary year, Labour's keenness to change its spots and ACT's plan for prosperous New Zealand. See... Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington 18/12/00 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00296.htm


Parliament’s Bad Boy Fingered

- Trevor Mallard is still Parliament's worst behaved MP according to a list of Parliament's 10 worst behaved MPs, prepared by United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne. See... Mallard Still Parliament's Worst Behaved MP [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00291.htm


Shell Sees 6 Cents And Raises 1 Cent

- Shell has dropped petrol and diesel prices by a further cent across its service station network, on top of the six cent reductions it has introduced since last Friday. See... Shell – Another Cent On Petrol & Diesel Prices [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0012/S00118.htm


State Of The Nation’s Health: Fatter Than Ever

- NEW Zealand adults are generally fitter than they were in 1996, however overall, many have tipped the scales in terms of obesity according the latest report Progress on Health Outcome Targets 1999. See... New Zealanders Getting Fitter, But Not Slimmer [1] and Progress On Health Outcome Targets 1999 [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0012/S00027.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00295.htm


Scottish Model For Education Changes An “Unjustifiable Gamble”

- “A Scottish Parliament report into this year’s Scottish examinations debacle found ‘key figures in the [Scottish Qualifications Authority] in fact took an enormous and unjustifiable gamble … to the detriment of parents, pupils and teachers,’ said Concerned Teachers spokesperson Peter Calvert. See... Lesson in Scottish Guinea Pigs Fiasco [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0012/S00014.htm


Kiwi Banks In Line To Get Own Domain Space

- The Internet Society of New Zealand Inc (ISOCNZ) has begun public consultation on the first proposal to create a new second level domain in New Zealand since 1996. See... ISOCNZ Proposal For New Second Level Domain [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0012/S00061.htm


The Country’s Wet Spots & Dry Spots

- Scientists are figuring out when we'll have too much rain and when we'll have too little. See... Scientists Prepare For Floods And Drought [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0012/S00054.htm


Nuclear Bomb Exploded In Nevada

- The US Department of Energy yesterday detonated a sub-critical nuclear weapons test ('Oboe 6') at the LYNER facility in Area 1 of the Nevada Test Site which is on stolen Western Shoshone land. This is the twelfth sub-critical nuclear weapons test since the US suspended full scale underground testing in 1992. See... PMA ALERT ! Nuclear Weapons Test [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0012/S00071.htm


Sludgegate Update

- Counsel for both sides will present closing submissions over the next two days. Adrian Chisholm's barrister Chris La Hatte will present his closing submission all day Monday. See... Sludgegate Announcement: Last Two Days [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00082.htm

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