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Hard News Is Here!
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At The Business Forum: More Skilled Migrants
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Petrol Price U-Turn
Govt & Business Create “Digital Opportunities”
Howard’s End: All Eyes On The Bear
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Student Loan Debt Restricting Overseas Opportunities
Forest & Bird Rejects GE Possums
Salmon Poaching Seals Can Stay Put
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Hard News Is Here!

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... I'll keep it snappy because I've had a crappy week. You'd think a holiday on a Tuesday would help, but it didn't. If anything, it only added to the sense of dissolution because the holiday in question was Waitangi Day. See... HARD NEWS 09/2/01 - Spinning on the Spot [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00043.htm


Rugby Politics: Goff Surpasses Clinton In Tautology Stakes

- The Directors of the International Directory Intrigued Over Tautological Statements, based in Geneva, are pleased to announce that the winner of their 2001 Award is the Honourable Phil Goff, Minister of Foreign Affairs for New Zealand. See... Hat-Trick Of Hypocrisy With Fiji Sevens [1] . FULL COVERAGE: - Locke Gives Blindfold And Earmuffs To Mallard [2] , Fiji Cricket Visit - "Clayton's" Sports Boycott [3] and United Future To Be Represented At Sevens Protest [4]


[1] - Major International Award For NZ Foreign Minister and http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00125.htm”>Major International Award For NZ Foreign Minister and
[2] -
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00092.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00091.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00097.htm

At The Business Forum: More Skilled Migrants

- The Government aims to increase the annual number of skilled and business migrants approved to enter New Zealand to a total of around 27,000 a year, Prime Minister Helen Clark and Immigration Minister Lianne Dalziel announced today. See... Government To Increase Skilled Migrant Numbers [1] . LGNZ reaction: Immigration Changes Welcome [2] . United Future reaction: Partnership and economic development - Anderton [1] - ACT - Jobs Machine Gives 100th Enterprise Award [2] - Michael Cullen Speech To Christchurch Forum [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00109.htm
[2] - PM gags another important voice - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00118.htm”>PM gags another important voice -
[3] -
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00110.htm


Petrol Price U-Turn

- BP is encouraging motorists to fill up before midnight on Sunday (11 Feb) when it will lift its petrol prices by 5 cents a litre. 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] - TELECOM - Telecom Helps Students With Their Homework [6] - ITANZ - IT Initiatives Good News For Communities [7]


[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
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0102/S00009.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0102/S00027.htm


Howard’s End: All Eyes On The Bear

- Former United States Ku-Klux Klan leader David Duke, author of the book “Ultimate Supremacism: An Examination of the Jewish Question,” hopes to settle in Russia and is openly marketing his book there to extreme nationalists. This is just one ominous sign coming out of Russia. John Howard writes. See... Beyond The Website - An Important Announcement [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0102/S00028.htm


Student Loan Debt Restricting Overseas Opportunities

- “Today's news that the British government will restrict access to working-holiday visas for students with significant loan debt is further proof of the unintended consequences of the student loan scheme,” said Sam Huggard, Co President of NZUSA. See... More shocking student loan side effects [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0102/S00010.htm


Forest & Bird Rejects GE Possums

- The Forest and Bird Protection Society today expressed its opposition to the use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) to control possums at the hearing of the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification. See... GE Possums Opposed by Forest and Bird [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0102/S00026.htm


Salmon Poaching Seals Can Stay Put

- Forest and Bird Protection Society today welcomed the Department of Conservation's decision to reject New Zealand King Salmon's application to translocate fur seals out of the Marlborough Sounds. See... Decision To Stop Fur Seal Transfers Welcomed [1] . See also... Return Of The Terrorist, The Crimes Of Sharon MORE COMMENTARY: - HOWARD'S END - Howard's End: Surprises Up Sharon’s Sleeve [1] - DAVID MILLER - Israel’s Election: Implications for Peace Process [2] - MID EAST REALITIES - Ariel Sharon: A Man Without A Conscience [3]


[1] - Return Of The Terrorist, The Crimes Of Sharon MORE COMMENTARY: - HOWARD'S END - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0102/S00071.htm”>Return Of The Terrorist, The Crimes Of Sharon MORE COMMENTARY: - HOWARD'S END -
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http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00022.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0102/S00060.htm


Scoop World: Golden Rice No Silver Bullet For Starving Millions

- Genetically engineered “Golden Rice” containing provitamin A will not solve the problem of malnutrition in developing countries according to Greenpeace. See... © Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
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