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Govt & Business Create “Digital Opportunities”
Howard’s End: Israel’s New General Specialises In Surprise
Unemployment Lowest Since 1988
Lindsay Perigo: Why Ronny Rocks!
Blindfold & Earmuffs To Help Mallard See & Hear No Evil At Sevens
Keith Rankin: Good Fund?
Hand Reared Kokako’s Spread Their Wings
Subversive Art: Dubya Enjoys Some Magic Sherbet
Scoop Images: Helen Clark Talks Tough At Premier House
Scoop World: AIDS Therapy For $1 A Day
Scoop World: East Timor Women’s Group Calls For 30% Female Representation

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Govt & Business Create “Digital Opportunities”

- Prime Minister Helen Clark and Education Minister Trevor Mallard today announced four education-based pilots to help New Zealand embrace the economic and social benefits of information technology. See... Govt Works With Business For Digital Opportunities [1] MORE: - GOVT - The Digital Opportunities Partnership Protocol [2] - GOVT - Digital Opportunity Partnership Q&A [3] - TELECOM - Telecom Joins Government To Open Opportunities [4] - TVNZ - Digital Opportunity Partnership [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00099.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00100.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00101.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0102/S00020.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0102/S00019.htm


Howard’s End: Israel’s New General Specialises In Surprise

- Western political leaders and the media have adopted a cautious wait-and-see stance over the future of Middle East peace negotiations following the election of Ariel Sharon as Israel's new Prime Minister. But how will he “preserve Israel's existence ... See... Howard's End: Surprises Up Sharon’s Sleeve [1] MORE COMMENTARY: - DAVID MILLER - Israel’s Election: Implications for Peace Process [2] - MID EAST REALITIES - Ariel Sharon: A Man Without A Conscience [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00036.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00022.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0102/S00060.htm


Unemployment Lowest Since 1988

- The December 2000 quarter seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.6 per cent according to Statistics New Zealand's Household Labour Force Survey, the official measure of unemployment. The unemployment rate is the lowest rate recorded since June 1988 when it was 5.2 per cent. See... Unemployment Rate Falls To 5.6 Per Cent [1] and Maharey welcomes reduction in unemployment [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0102/S00043.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00094.htm


Lindsay Perigo: Why Ronny Rocks!

- Yesterday Larry King interviewed Nancy Reagan - it was her husband's 90th birthday. She was not an easy interview, seldom venturing beyond a single sentence & often confining herself to “Oh yes” or “Oh no” in her answers. See... Lindsay Perigo: Why Ronny Rocks! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00039.htm


Blindfold & Earmuffs To Help Mallard See & Hear No Evil At Sevens

- This morning Green MP Keith Locke donated a pair earmuffs and a blindfold to Trevor Mallard to help him avoid watching the Fiji sevens play on the weekend. See... Locke Gives Blindfold And Earmuffs To Mallard [1] and Fiji Cricket Visit - "Clayton's" Sports Boycott [2] . See also... United Future To Be Represented At Sevens Protest [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00092.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00091.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00097.htm


Keith Rankin: Good Fund?

- On a number of occasions, I've cited the Alaska Permanent Fund (APF) as a model system of public property rights in action. A highly successful way of managing a publicly owned energy resources and equitably distributing the resulting profits directly to the resources' owners, it represents an experience that can be applied to three kinds of public enterprise in New Zealand: State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs), Local Authority Trading Enterprises (LATEs) and post-settlement Iwi corporations. See... Keith Rankin: Good Fund? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00037.htm


Hand Reared Kokako’s Spread Their Wings

- Two female Kokako chicks, TokoRua, - meaning Second Try, were released into the Puketi Forest today. See... Scoop Images: Toko And Rua Released [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0102/S00018.htm


Subversive Art: Dubya Enjoys Some Magic Sherbet

- Subversive Art #2 George W. Bush, Snorter, sent from Maungaturoto, NZ. See... Scoop Images: G. W. Snorter [1] . Visit http://www.chadsux.com [2] for a veritable cornucopia of similar material. PREVIOUS SUBVERSIVE ART, WITH FEEDBACK: - Scoop Images: Priceless [3] - Scoop Feedback: Bush Picture Offends [4] - Scoop Feedback: George W. Bush Priceless [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00038.htm
[2] - http://www.chadsux.com
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00017.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00024.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00034.htm


Scoop Images: Helen Clark Talks Tough At Premier House

- “The real agenda of those behind the protests is to question the legitimacy of the Crown. That’s not a debate I will engage in,” said the Prime Minister, commenting on the actions of 200 odd protesters at Waitangi Day celebrations at Waitangi yesterday. See... Scoop Images: PM Meets The Media At Premier House [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00033.htm


Scoop World: AIDS Therapy For $1 A Day

- February 7, 2001, Geneva – Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) welcomes the announcement made by generic drug manufacturer Cipla, that it will sell its triple-combination therapy for AIDS to MSF for $350 per year per patient and to governments for $600/year. See... AIDS triple therapy for less than $1 per day ? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0102/S00067.htm


Scoop World: East Timor Women’s Group Calls For 30% Female Representation

- REDE, East Timor's Women's Network, is right now lobbying hard for a quota of at least 30% women to be made mandatory for elections to the Constituent Assembly, and for a proportional system whereby political parties are required to field 30% women candidates. See... 30 % quota for women in East Timor assembly [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0102/S00065.htm


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