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Australia Involved In Nuclear Shipments Game Too
Tourism Boom Continues
Buying New Zealand
Scoop Images: Kiwi Dawn A Success Symbol For DOC
Stateside With Lea Barker: If Smirks Wore Boots
Australian Media Roundup
Howard’s End: Enhancing Democracy
David Miller: Clinton’s Legacy
Nuclear Waste Shipment Departs – NZ Politicians Outraged – Arctic Route Under Consideration
Future Lefts: Looking Forward To 2001
Scoop World: Whaling Wars
OPEC To Blame For Petrol Price Rises - BP
Dairy Board’s Plea To Government On Mega-Merger

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Kiwi Dawn - An Okarito Survivor

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Australia Involved In Nuclear Shipments Game Too

- Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff has reitterated the New Zealand Government's strong opposition to nuclear shipments following news that a cargo of spent nuclear fuel from the Lucas Heights research reactor in Sydney is bound for France. See... More Nuclear Materials On The Move [1] . For more on Nuclear waste shipments scroll down.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00080.htm


Tourism Boom Continues

- The latest Tourism Industry Association/Ernst and Young Tourism Outlook Survey shows that tourism operators continue to have a positive outlook for the tourism industry, with 68% of respondents expecting improvements in profit in the year ending June 2001. See... Tourism Outlook Continues To Be Positive Partnership With Booming Tourism Industry [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0101/S00048.htm


Buying New Zealand

- CAFCA's analysis of the overseas investments approved by the Overseas Investment Commission in September 2000 are now available on CAFCA's web site. See... September 2000 overseas investment approvals [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0101/S00050.htm


Scoop Images: Kiwi Dawn A Success Symbol For DOC

- A new generation of kiwi has hatched in the Okarito kiwi reserve in South Westland amid plans to create the largest stoat control operation in the world. A tiny chick named "Dawn" is being hailed as the new symbol of success for Operation Nest Egg in Okarito. See... Okarito Second Generation Kiwi Chick Hatched [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0101/S00011.htm


Stateside: If Smirks Wore Boots

- If smirks wore boots, George W's was wearing steel caps with razor blades in the toes the day, last week, he was asked if the incoming administration would keep a federal order in place to help California weather the power crisis. See... Stateside: So Long, It's Been Good To Know Ya [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00049.htm


Australian Media Roundup

- For the latest bulletin of media news from across the ditch see... Media Flash - Monday, January 22, 2001 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00052.htm


Howard’s End: Enhancing Democracy

- Why should lobbyist's who represent for-profit entities and trade associations have privileged access to politicians and Ministers while the rest of us have to organise petitions or make formal submissions to legislation to have our voice heard? John Howard writes. See... Howard's End: Do We Truly Have Democracy? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00051.htm


David Miller: Clinton’s Legacy

- Towards the end of his eight-year term in the White House, President Bill Clinton made it his personal mission to bring peace to the Middle East and forge a lasting settlement between Israel and the Palestinians. See... David Miller: The Legacy of William Clinton [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00050.htm


Nuclear Waste Shipment Departs – NZ Politicians Outraged – Arctic Route Under Consideration

- Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today said pressure was mounting on the Government to match its words with action and support a Green Party bill which would outlaw nuclear shipments from New Zealand's 200 mile exclusive economic zone (EEZ). See... Pressure mounts on Govt. to support Green bill [1] . FULL COVERAGE: - NZ Government - Robson advances nuclear-free heritage [2] - NZ Government - - Nuclear Shipment Not Welcome In The Pacific [3] - Greenpeace - Greenpeace activists arrested in nuclear protest [4] - Greenpeace - New Polar Route Plans For Japan Nuclear Shipments [5] - Greenpeace - Greenpeace Condemns New Plutonium Threat [6] - Insurance Council - Insurance For Foreign Vessels Entering New Zealand [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00075.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00071.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00070.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0101/S00032.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0101/S00031.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0101/S00030.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0101/S00024.htm


Future Lefts: Looking Forward To 2001

- Young Labour’s latest news bulletin is out. CONTENTS: Editorial: Looking to the future - Shipley imagines Cabinet papers - "State of the Nation" speech ignored - Rebels get a new name - Website of the week See... Future Lefts - A year of fun ahead [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0101/S00019.htm


Scoop World: Whaling Wars

- IWC commissioners from the Neighbouring States of the North Western Pacific Region have collectively denounced the Australia-New Zealand proposal for a sanctuary in the South Pacific on the grounds it is not scientifically based and would be contrary to the IWC’s responsibilities of managing whale resources in a sustainable manner.... See... Commissioners Denounce Whale Sanctuary [1] , Commissioners Call On IWC [2] and WWF Condemns Norway's Lifting Whale Export Ban [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0101/S00035.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0101/S00034.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0101/S00033.htm


OPEC To Blame For Petrol Price Rises - BP

- OPEC’s decision to cut oil production by 1.5 million barrels a day is forcing BP to lift its petrol and diesel prices. See... World Oil Price Hikes Have Local Impact [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0101/S00047.htm


Dairy Board’s Plea To Government On Mega-Merger

- Limitations in the Commerce Act meant the Commerce Commission could take only “a partial and uncertain” view of the dairy industry’s Merger Package, according to the industry’s submission to the Government. See... Dairy Industry Position On Commerce Commission [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0101/S00042.htm

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