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Rival Magazine Publishers Claim Victory In Courtroom
Harre’s Soft Line on Cannabis Concerns School Trustees
Keith Rankin: Remittance Services For People’s Bank
Howard’s End: Waterway Pest In Sichuan Hot Bean Sauce
Lindsay Perigo: Counting E-Sheeple
Scoop World: Fiji Military Says It Will Enforce Court Decision Upholding 1997 Constitution
NZ Saatchi Boss New London Saatchi Boss
Scoop IT: Long Running Java Dispute At An End
Show Worker Solidarity – Boycott Scab Liz Hurley’s Movie!

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Rival Magazine Publishers Claim Victory In Courtroom

- New Zealand's monthly NetGuide magazine claims it won its High Court proceedings against IDG, the publishers of a new local look-alike Internet magazine. But IDG say they successfully defended their right to continue publishing its magazine with exactly the same format, style and content as it launched with last month. See… Netguide Magazine Wins Case Against Look-Alike [1] and New Internet Magazine Back Onto Newsstands [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0101/S00077.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0101/S00083.htm


Harre’s Soft Line on Cannabis Concerns School Trustees

- The New Zealand School Trustees Association says it is concerned that despite widespread concern from educational groups, Youth Affairs Minister Laila Harre is still talking about softening cannabis laws. See… Trustees Say Minister Is On Wrong Tack [1] and Nandor Tanczos Response [2] MORE: - Laila Harre Speech to Youth Forum on Cannabis Law Reform [3] - Tanczos agrees with Harré instant fines no answer [4] - Youth forum on cannabis law reform [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0101/S00014.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00111.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00095.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00099.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0101/S00031.htm


Keith Rankin: Remittance Services For People’s Bank

- In this era of globalisation, national boundaries are no barrier to the transmission of money and knowledge, right? Further, flows of people are, very slowly, starting to reflect the new reality of a single planet-wide economy. So why is it then so costly for ordinary people to remit money overseas? See… Keith Rankin: People's Bank [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00064.htm


Howard’s End: Waterway Pest In Sichuan Hot Bean Sauce

- The Holmes Show last night carried a story about how koi carp, an introduced fish species, were seen by our Department of Conservation as such a pest that they were described as the possum of the waterways. So why aren't we selling or even giving them to the Japanese and Chinese who prize them as a delicacy? See… Howard's End: A Recipe For Koi Carp [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00063.htm


Lindsay Perigo: Counting E-Sheeple

- Believe it or not, there's a place in the Sheeple's Republic of Aotearoa where the only pro-freedom political party, Libertarianz, is the most popular, with 69% support. See… The e-Sheeple have spoken - and they're not sheep! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00065.htm

Scoop World: Fiji Military Says It Will Enforce Court Decision Upholding 1997 Constitution

- The Qarase cabinet expressed surprise when it was told by the military that it will enforce the appeals court decision on the 1997 Constitution. See… Military Says It Will Enforce Court Decision [1] MORE: - PACNEWS - Army Stand Wins Support [2] - FPCG - Pro-Democracy Groups Praise Military [3] - FPCG - Regime Says It Wants To Remain In Power [4]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0101/S00052.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0101/S00057.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0101/S00058.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0101/S00059.htm

NZ Saatchi Boss New London Saatchi Boss

- James Hall, CEO of New Zealand’s leading advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi, is to take up the position of CEO Saatchi & Saatchi United Kingdom in April. See... Saatchi & Saatchi NZ CEO To Head London Agency [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0101/S00084.htm


Scoop IT: Long Running Java Dispute At An End

- Sun has announced that Microsoft Corporation has agreed to settle Sun's lawsuit regarding the Java technology. The settlement reached Jan. 23 will protect the future integrity of the Java platform. In addition, as part of the agreement, Microsoft has agreed to pay Sun US$20 million, to accept Sun's termination of the prior license agreement, and to a permanent injunction against unauthorised use of Sun's JAVA COMPATIBLE trademark. See... Sun, Microsoft Settle Lawsuit [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0101/S00081.htm


Show Worker Solidarity – Boycott Scab Liz Hurley’s Movie!

- “Our group is encouraging teachers to boycott the film Bedazzled which premiers in New Zealand tomorrow (Thursday) to show their support for the Waterfront Workers Union protest against Tauranga-based Mainland Stevedoring,” said Concerned Teachers spokesperson Peter Calvert. See… Bedazzled's Liz Hurley to be Boycotted as Scab [1] . See also: LIBERTARIANZ - Nelson wharfies show up Wilson [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0101/S00013.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0101/S00032.htm

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