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TODAY'S TOP SCOOPS
Hard News Is Here!
Sludge Report: Reading Things Into The Weather
Howard’s End: Pakeha Should Learn Own History To Understand Maori
PM Reveals Her Waitangi Day Plans
Police Toilet Paper Use Comes In Under Budget
NZ Trade Unionist Protests WEF In Switzerland
Settlement On Willis Tax Dispute Case
Scoop Images: Chipping Away Early On A Gloomy Morning
Sharp Comment From An Irish Muse
Fiji Coup Leader Speight Prepares Treason Defence
MOH Otago Breastscreening Programme Review



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BT Challenger Isle Of Man Takes To The Air

Hard News Is Here!

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... and a Happy New Year. Since we last communed over the ether I've circumnavigated the South Island - well, the bottom half anyway.See... HARD NEWS 26/1/01 - Gobsmacked All Over Again [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00070.htm


Sludge Report: Reading Things Into The Weather

- Sludge Report readers who read the last Sludge bulletin, ( Sludge Report #48 - Cold War Begins Early In D.C. [1] ), may be excused for coming to the conclusion that Sludge is reading a little more into global weather forecasts than most of the mainstream media. This is certainly true, and Sludge makes no apology for it being so. See…Sludge Report #49 – Dubya’s Storm Arrives On Time [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00038.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00074.htm


Howard’s End: Pakeha Should Learn Own History To Understand Maori

- If pakeha New Zealander's took the time to learn their own history and what happened to their ancestors, they might better understand where Maori are coming from and the Waitangi Day celebrations might not be the fiasco that it has become. See… Howard's End: Maori And Pakeha History Parallels [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00071.htm


PM Reveals Her Waitangi Day Plans

- Prime Minister Helen Clark said today she would spend Waitangi Day in Wellington and Auckland. See... PM's Waitangi Day Plans [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00120.htm


Police Toilet Paper Use Comes In Under Budget

- Minister of Police Hon George Hawkins said claims that toilet paper shortages have occurred because of Police budget cuts is totally false. See... Toilet Paper Claims - Budget Cuts - Not Accurate [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00121.htm


NZ Trade Unionist Protests WEF In Switzerland

- Trade Union Federation President Maxine Gay will be marking the last few days of the Federation by continuing to fight for those issues that have become her hallmark. See… Trade Union Leader Attends WEF Protests In Davos [1] . SCOOP LINK: http://switzerland.indymedia.org [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0101/S00067.htm
[2] - http://switzerland.indymedia.org/index.php3?lang=en


Settlement On Willis Tax Dispute Case

- A $550,000 settlement has been reached between the Inland Revenue Department and Jan and Murray Willis over their long running dispute with IRD. See… Cullen welcomes Willis settlement [1] and Willis Compensation Good News For All Taxpayers - ACT [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00117.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00119.htm


Scoop Images: Chipping Away Early On A Gloomy Morning

- Artists working as part of the Stone Symposium at Frank Kitts Park on Wellington’s Waterfront were out early this morning, after last night’s rain cleared to reveal a chilly, gloomy Wellington morning. See… Scoop Images: Waterfront Sculptors In Early [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00072.htm


Fiji Coup Leader Speight Prepares Treason Defence

- SUVA (Pasifik Nius): With Fiji braced for next month's critical appeals court ruling on the Constitution, lawyers representing failed coup leader George Speight and his supporters, say they have worked out a strategy to contest the treason charges against their clients, reports ABC National Radio. See... Speight Lawyers Prepare Defence To Treason Charges [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0101/S00071.htm

MOH Otago Breastscreening Programme Review

- The Ministry of Health and the Otago District Health Board today released the external report into the Otago and Southland breastscreening Service. See… Review Of Otago/Southland Breastscreening Service [1] and Comment On Screening Service Review [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0101/S00021.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0101/S00022.htm

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