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Hard News Is Here!
Howard’s End: Can Globalisation Be Good For All?
Learning From James Whakaruru’s Death
Ministers Show No Guts Over Fiji Rugby Sevens
McCully Claims $100m Cost Of Implementing TVNZ Charter
Scoop Satire: Soft Pads Lead To Harder Notebooks
Lindsay Perigo: Puritanical Monster Snuffing Out Free Smokers
What The Weather Did In January
Indian Govt On Earthquake Relief, Plus Links

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Hard News Is Here!

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHJILES ... so Jenny Shipley is the leader of the National Party and will remain so until the next election at least. Bill English, who, depending on your view, was either too young, too unexperienced, too unpopular or just plain too too much of a pussy to topple her will almost certainly replace Wyatt Creech as her deputy. See... HARD NEWS 02/2/01 - GBH: Gibberish By Hack [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00012.htm


Howard’s End: Can Globalisation Be Good For All?

- The echo of protests from Seattle to Prague and now Davos over globalisation has prompted some Scoop readers to ask in their recent emails; what is the definition of globalisation, or is there one? John Howard tries to answer. See... Howard's End: We Are Not All The Same [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00010.htm


Learning From James Whakaruru’s Death

- The inter-agency working party led by Dame Margaret Bazley has demonstrated a committed and comprehensive Government response to what have been serious deficits as outlined in the Commissioner for Children’s report following the death of James Whakaruru," said Roger McClay, Commissioner for Children in Wellington today. See... Making A Life Worth Something [1] and James Whakaruru Report [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0102/S00007.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00021.htm


Ministers Show No Guts Over Fiji Rugby Sevens

- Green MP Keith Locke says “the chickens are coming home to roost” over the Government's decision to give visas to the Fiji sevens rugby team. See... Government At "Sixes And Sevens" Over Fijian Rugby [1] MORE: - PETER DUNNE - Dunne Urges Fellow MPs To Refuse Sevens Invites [2] - JIM ANDERTON - Anderton Not Attending Sevens [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00035.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00008.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00041.htm


McCully Claims $100m Cost Of Implementing TVNZ Charter

- National's Murray McCully has today revealed that meeting the Government's 'Charter' objectives for TVNZ could cost the taxpayer owned broadcaster over $100 million a year. See… TVNZ Could Be Kneecapped By Charter Objectives [1] MORE - MARION HOBBS - Minister On Mccully's Claims [2] - SELECT COMMITTEE REPORT - Select committee report on Television New Zealand [3] - ROSS ARMSTRONG - Statement From Ross Armstrong, Chairman TVNZ [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00023.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00027.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00030.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0102/S00006.htm


Scoop Satire: Soft Pads Lead To Harder Notebooks

- In a shock move, health officials today banned 1B4 - the popular small format notebook. See… Scoop Satire: Health Officials Crack Down On 1B4 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00009.htm


Lindsay Perigo: Puritanical Monster Snuffing Out Free Smokers

- The foot-soldiers of Big Brother have been out in force this week, demanding a new national baby register, a ban on the feel-good dietary supplement One4B, a taxpayer-funded youth radio network, legislation to make us exercise more, & the raising of the legal drinking age. See... Lindsay Perigo: Smoking Out Big Brother [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00006.htm


What The Weather Did In January

- A continuation of severe soil moisture deficits in Marlborough and the development of similar conditions in Nelson, north Canterbury and south of Napier were features of climatic conditions during January. See... NIWA National Climate Summary – January 2001 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0102/S00004.htm


Indian Govt On Earthquake Relief, Plus Links

- Chances of rescuing more survivors in the devastating earthquake in Gujarat are fading fast five days after the quake hit the state on Friday. Over one lakh ( 100,000) people are believed to be still trapped under mounds of debris in Bhuj, Anjar, Bachau and Rapar. See... Govt of India update on the quake [1] and Information sources on the Gujurat quake [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0102/S00007.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0102/S00008.htm


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