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Telecommunications Shakeup Planned
Howard’s End: Cooling US Economy Should Be Ringing Alarm Bells
Muriel Newman: Spare A Thought This Christmas
Fighting Family Violence
East Timor Veteran Appointed Defence Commander
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Dab Hands On The Barbie Take Note
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Telecommunications Shakeup Planned

- Communications Minister Paul Swain released the government's response to the Ministerial Inquiry into Telecommunications today. See... NZ's 'World Leading' Telecommunications Reform [1] BACKGROUND INFO: - A world leading regulatory reform – Minister’s Speech Notes [2] - Telecommunications - Summary Of Key Decisions [3] - Telecommunications: Summary Of Government Decision [4] - Telecommunications - Glossary Of Terms [5] - TELECOMMUNICATIONS: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS [6] REACTION: - TELECOM - Government Proposals “Measured”, Says Telecom [7] - GREEN - Telecom monopoly over local lines should go [8] - ALLIANCE - Alliance support govt. telecommunications response [9] - NATS - Fletcher Inquiry overturned [10]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00350.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00349.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00348.htm
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[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0012/S00142.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00355.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00354.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00358.htm


Howard’s End: Cooling US Economy Should Be Ringing Alarm Bells

- In my September 19th column I warned our readers that a looming recession was in store for the American economy. Now, General Motors, Unisys Corp, Motorola, Whirlpool, Aetna, and Gillette are laying off thousands of their US workers. See... Howard's End: US Economy Cools [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00106.htm


Muriel Newman: Spare A Thought This Christmas

- Most of us will now be deep in preparation for Christmas. Christmas is a special time for most people. As well as being of traditional religious significance, Christmas is also a celebration of the family. See... Spare A Thought This Christmas.... [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00363.htm


Fighting Family Violence

- Community organisations dealing with family violence prevention have received a $2.25 million funding boost, Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey announced today. See... New funds for family violence prevention - Maharey [1] . See also... James Whakaruru report: Government responses [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00357.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00356.htm


East Timor Veteran Appointed Defence Commander

The Minister of Defence Mark Burton has welcomed the appointment of Brigadier Martyn Dunne as the new Commander, Joint Forces, New Zealand. See... Appointment of Joint Headquarters Commander [1]


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Dab Hands On The Barbie Take Note

- WARM summer temperatures, an increase in outdoor living, different cooking processes and the proliferation of flies and insects increase the risk of foodborne illness. See... Barbecue Food Safety Stressed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0012/S00034.htm


Holden Called Me Monaro, But You Can Call Me Betty

- Holden has confirmed that its much-anticipated new sports coupe is to bear the famous Monaro nameplate. For introduction in late 2001, the stylish two-door Monaro is based on the same platform as today’s Holden Commodore. See... Holden’s Coupe To Be Called Monaro [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0012/S00070.htm


Xmas Kisses Endangered As Mistletoe Declines

- Landcare Research scientists say special care must be taken to halt the decline of our native Christmas trees and plants, and that the Christmas favourite, holly , is becoming a weed. See... We're Dreaming Of A RED Christmas..... [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0012/S00069.htm


Be Nice To Each Other - Richmond House’s Xmas Wish

- A major provider of community mental health services says its Christmas Wish is for people to become more caring towards those who suffer ill health. See... Christmas Wish For A Caring Community [1] . Senior Citizens Minister Lianne Dalziel has also caught the goodwill bug... New Zealanders Urged To Spread Festive Cheer [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0012/S00032.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00344.htm


Scoop World: Military Police Storm Turkish Prisons

- Amnesty International is deeply concerned by reports that Turkish security personnel today stormed 20 prisons, resulting in the deaths of at least 6 prisoners and 2 gendarmes, and dozens of injuries. See... Turkey: Military Police Storm Prisons [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0012/S00092.htm


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