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Howard’s End: SEZs A Solution
Stateside: Touring On The West Coast
Guy’s World: Mixing Rugby And Politics
MOTORNET: Black Smoke
Holmes’ Salary Earned - Jealousy Behind Pay Cut
Greater Powers To Use DNA In Crime Fighting
Montana Takeover Fiasco Proves Need For Code
Scoop Feedback: The 'Priceless' Debate Goes On
Avoiding The Obligatory Pub Job On Your OE
Employment Momentum Building, Stats Show
Eco-Economy: Money For Nothing

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Howard’s End: SEZs A Solution

- The Government's extra 10,000 migrants with special skills and $474 million for Research and Development are being applauded by many. But where is the research money and the migrants likely to go? It's time to create Special Economic Zones for rural areas. John Howard Writes. See... Howard's End: Rural Special Economic Zones [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00051.htm


Stateside: Touring On The West Coast

- Americans are brought up to be helpful and polite. I tell you this so that you'll preface any request for directions with the words “Excuse me”, and will take the directions given with a grain of salt. See... Stateside: Seattle On A Budget [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00050.htm


Guy’s World: Mixing Rugby And Politics

- The final between Fiji and Australia divided loyalties. Australia were the underdogs, but they were still Australia. But then, Fiji represented a country governed by a racist regime, and they took New Zealand out. They shouldn’t even be here! See... Guy's World: Party Politics At The Sevens [1] . FULL COVERAGE: - United Future NZ - Major International Award For NZ Foreign Minister [2] - National - Hat-Trick Of Hypocrisy With Fiji Sevens [3] - Green - Locke Gives Blindfold And Earmuffs To Mallard [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00049.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00125.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00106.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00092.htm

MOTORNET: Black Smoke

- Diesel tends to conjure up images of black smoke and greasy petrol station pumps, not high performance and a 'clean green image.’But internationally, diesels are being embraced. Perhaps it's time New Zealand took a closer look.... See Karl Ferguson’s report... MOTORNET: Diesel revolution [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00052.htm


Holmes’ Salary Earned - Jealousy Behind Pay Cut

- Government bullying that has forced Paul Holmes to take a pay cut is the Chinese Cultural Revolution Television New Zealand-style, National's Broadcasting spokesperson Katherine Rich said today. See... Politics Of Envy Shown By Holmes' Pay Cut [1] . MORE TVNZ POLITICS: - Final TVNZ 'Death Warrant' Charter [2] - Status Of TVNZ Needs To Be Resolved [3] - Charter-friendly fodder costs TVNZ viewers


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00137.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00139.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00138.htm


Greater Powers To Use DNA In Crime Fighting

- Justice Minister Phil Goff has announced a major advance in the battle against burglary with the Government to introduce legislation to allow police to seek compulsion orders for DNA testing of burglary suspects. See... DNA To Be Major Weapon In Battle Against Burglary [1] and Goff Panicked By National Bill [2] MORE CRIME FIGHTING INITIATIVES: - Govt Addressing Cyber-Crime And IT-Based Threats [3] - Business Leaders Back Jobs-Not-Crime Campaign [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00131.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00136.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00134.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00132.htm


Montana Takeover Fiasco Proves Need For Code

- Minister of Commerce Paul Swain says the fiasco over the Montana takeover by Lion Nathan has proven once and for all that New Zealand must have a Takeovers Code. See... Montana Takeover Fiasco Proves Need For Code [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00141.htm


Scoop Feedback: The 'Priceless' Debate Goes On

- As a member of the “United States citizenry” (as letter wrter Chris Petrousky puts it), and as someone who, (apparently unlike Petrousky), remembers the days when “dishonesty” and “shadiness” in the White House meant selling missiles to foreign states… See... Scoop Feedback: 'Priceless' Continues To Provoke [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00053.htm


Avoiding The Obligatory Pub Job On Your OE

- Auckland – 12 February 2001 – The traditional employment route for Kiwis on a UK OE – straight behind a bar – faces a stiff challenge from a new service from SEEK (seek.co.nz), winner of the NetGuide 2000 best online employment site. See... SEEK Calls ‘Time’ On UK Pub Jobs [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0102/S00071.htm


Employment Momentum Building, Stats Show

- Wage rates continue to grow steadily with a 0.4 per cent increase in the December 2000 quarter, latest figures from Statistics New Zealand's Labour Cost Index show. This increase was accompanied by growth in paid hours and filled jobs between August and November 2000, as measured by the Quarterly Employment Survey. See... Steady Growth In Wage Rates Continues [1] and NZ Labour Costs And Employment - Q4 2000 [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0102/S00067.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0102/S00068.htm


Eco-Economy: Money For Nothing

- Dear Sirs, As Prof. Svensson prepares his report on the Operation of Monetary Policy he has a unique opportunity to explain to the New Zealand public why foreign bankers are allowed to create the vast majority of New Zealand’s money. Open Letter To Independent Monetary Policy Review [1] . See also December 11th speech… Eco-Economy: The Vision And The Challenge [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0102/S00065.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/0e/c9/200012131013.d5e3c92d.html

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