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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Davos Protest Report: “Motherly” Kiwi Trade Unionist’s Wrist Broken
Howard’s End: European Food Scare Worse Than Thought
Scoop World: Bad Beef In The Frozen North
Stateside With Rosalea Barker: California Reality
Acid On Anderton To Come Up With People’s Bank Answers
Defence Policy Debate: Nats Expect Radical Changes – Burton Off To Timor
Norweigian Whaling Disappoints Clark
Willis Compensation Not Enough For Winston
Chairman of Kohuiarau Parliament Resigns
Media Flash
Scoop World: Pacific News Roundup
Scoop World: Huge Indian Earthquake Kills 20,000+ - Red Cross Responds

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Davos Protest Report: “Motherly” Kiwi Trade Unionist’s Wrist Broken

- Maxine Gay, President of the New Zealand Trade Union Federation has her arm in plaster after breaking her wrist during the anti-World Economic Forum activities in Davos Switzerland. See... Trade Union Federation Leader injured in Davos [1] and Davos Report I from Maxine Gay [2] MORE: - INDYMEDIA - INDYMEDIA: Davos Chaos Coverage [3] - AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL - Davos: Intimidation must not be tolerated [4] - SCOOP LINKS - Live Coverage - http://switzerland.indymedia.org [5] - Background - SCOOP S11-S26 FEATURE PAGE [6] and SCOOP N30-M1 FEATURE PAGE [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0101/S00081.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0101/S00076.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0101/S00093.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0101/S00078.htm
[5] - http://switzerland.indymedia.org/index.php3?lang=en
[6] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=s11
[7] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=mayday


Howard’s End: European Food Scare Worse Than Thought

- Following the BSE mad cow scare in Europe, Germans are panicking over meat alternatives as first beef, then sausage, and now pork, is off the menu after officials discovered last week that millions of Bavarian pigs have for years been fattened with the help of illegal drugs. See... Howard's End: Foraging For BSE Free Alternatives [1] . Meanwhile top UK food retailers are planning to ban meat and dairy products from animals fed on genetically engineered (GE) crops, Greenpeace reports. See... Retailers to ban food from animals fed GE crops [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00082.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0101/S00080.htm


Scoop World: Bad Beef In The Frozen North

- Russia is claiming today that two tonnes of beef with signs of BSE mad cow disease has found its way to Magadan, East Siberia, by way of France and the United States. John Howard reports. See... Bad US Beef Ends Up In Siberia [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00086.htm


Stateside With Rosalea Barker: California Reality

- The first series of “Survivor” has just won the People's Choice award for best reality based tv show. “Zooality tv” seems like a more appropriate term for placing people in a constrained situation in full public view and then watching them perform within a set of rules (as in "Survivor") or without a set of rules (as in "Temptation Island"). See... Stateside With Rosalea: Reality Happens [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00083.htm


Acid On Anderton To Come Up With People’s Bank Answers

- ACT Finance spokesman Rodney Hide said today that Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton needed to be up-front with taxpayers on the risks, costs and benefits of his “People’s Bank”. See... Jim! Please Answer These Five Questions [1] and Govt must not repeat past banking mistake - Shipley [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00132.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00130.htm


Defence Policy Debate: Nats Expect Radical Changes – Burton Off To Timor

- The next two months could see the most radical restructuring of our defence force since the end of World War Two, National Defence spokesperson Dr Wayne Mapp said today. See... Radical Option Abandons Closest Allies [1] . Meanwhile Defence Minister Mark Burton is about to depart for Timor, see... Minister Of Defence To Visit East Timor [2] . See also… Burton Must Protect Volunteer Soldiers' Jobs [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00143.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00140.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00129.htm


Norweigian Whaling Disappoints Clark

Prime Minister Helen Clark today said she was very disappointed by Norway's plans to lift its ban on exports of whale products. See... NZ disappointed with Norwegian whale export plans [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00134.htm


Willis Compensation Not Enough For Winston

- The decision of the Government today to compensate Jan and Murray Willis to the tune of $550,000 surely cannot be the end of the story, says the Rt Hon Winston Peters, Leader of New Zealand First. See... Decision To Compensate Can’t Be End Of The Story [1] . See also... Cullen welcomes Willis settlement [2] and Willis Compensation Good News For All Taxpayers - ACT [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00137.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00117.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00119.htm


Chairman of Kohuiarau Parliament Resigns

- Chris Ruka the chairman of the controversial Kohuiarau Parliment has resigned, citing dissatisfaction with “;advisors” who make decisions for the Parliament, and who have “scant knowledge of Tikanga Maori”. See... Chairman of Kohuiarau Parliament Resigns [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00084.htm


Media Flash

- * JOHN HARTIGAN'S bold move, as Australian News Limited chief, to give the multi-million dollar go-ahead to free afternoon tabloid commuter newspapers in Melbourne and possibly Sydney, is a stunning commercial attack against rival John Fairfax Holdings, and its Chief Executive FRED HILMER. See... Media Flash - Jan. 29, 2001 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00085.htm


Scoop World: Pacific News Roundup

- NUCLEAR SHIPMENTS - Stop Plutonium shipments, strengthen the Convention [1] - WEST PAPUA - . West Papua rebels threaten to execute hostages [2] - BOUGAINVILLE - Bougainville Interim Government / BRA - Update [3] - Huge Progress In Bougainville Peace Process - Goff [4] - FIJI - Coalition Government - Corruption Skyrockets under Qarase [5] - Regime has no authority to change legislation [6] - Businesses closing down in Fiji [7] - Pacific Nuis - New media challenges ahead for Pacific journalists [8] - Minister seeks internet 'access for all' [9] - Ousted govt accuse Fiji Times of misreporting [10] - Newspaper attacks regime over 'hiding the truth' [11]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0101/S00079.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0101/S00088.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0101/S00094.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00145.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0101/S00092.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0101/S00090.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0101/S00089.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0101/S00087.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0101/S00085.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0101/S00084.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0101/S00083.htm


Scoop World: Huge Indian Earthquake Kills 20,000+ - Red Cross Responds

- Two New Zealanders are leading the Red Cross relief effort in India following the countries devastating earthquake that has killed thousands of people and left thousands more homeless. See... Kiwi Red Cross Workers Lead Enormous Indian Relief [1] and Red Cross launches Indian earthquake appeal [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0101/S00086.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0101/S00077.htm


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