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Prime Minister's Statement to Parliament
I Was Wrong – Paul Holmes
Howard’s End: Human Genome Map Needs Instruction Booklet
David Miller: Napster’s Future Hangs In The balance
Virus Warning: Don’t Be Tempted By Anna K!
Scoop Images: John Howard Welcomes You To His World
Scoop Images: Parliament Resumes Today
National Sinks School Qualifications Accord
POST CABINET PRESSER: The Share Market Sheriff – Gaps, Banks And Grievances
Scoop World: British Library Revives 40 Year Old Voice Of Mandela
Scoop World: Simon Upton Welcomed Into New Role


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Prime Minister's Statement to Parliament

- I am personally saddened by the determination of some opposition parties to play the race card on these initiatives. But I do believe that there is a broad appreciation among New Zealanders that not only is the rich-poor opportunity and security gap overall a concern, but so is the concentration of significantly larger proportions of Maori and Pacific peoples at the bottom of the socio-economic ladder. See... Prime Minister's Statement to Parliament [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00157.htm


I Was Wrong – Paul Holmes

- When I read in the NZ Herald “Holmes Loses in TVNZ Pay Cuts” I assumed that the Chairman had actually discussed my salary with the Herald and in so doing had breached the confidentiality of my contract. See... Statement From Paul Holmes [1] and Statement From TVNZ Chairman, Dr Ross Armstrong [2] TVNZ POLITICS, FULL COVERAGE: - Clark Changes Tack Over Paul Holmes’ Salary [3] - Politics Of Envy Shown By Holmes' Pay Cut [4] - Final TVNZ 'Death Warrant' Charter [5] - Status Of TVNZ Needs To Be Resolved [6] - Howard's End: Human Genome Map Not Enough [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00063.htm


David Miller: Napster’s Future Hangs In The balance

- Another judgement day looms for online music swap site Napster this week. The website which allows its users to swap music files and download them for free is facing another legal challenge in the US courts, although this time the site may be shut down permanently. See... David Miller: The Case Of Napster [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00059.htm


Virus Warning: Don’t Be Tempted By Anna K!

- There is a computer virus rapidly spreading with the attachment – “AnnaKournikova.jpg” and the subject line “Here you have, ;o)” with text “Hi: Check This!”. See... Anna Kournikova Virus Warning [1] and Kournikova worm spreads at record-breaking speeds [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00062.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0102/S00041.htm


Scoop Images: John Howard Welcomes You To His World

- Scoop columnist John Howard is often emailed by readers curious about where he lives. Here is some of the scenery from Howard's World in Westland. See... Scoop Images: John Howard’s Westland World [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00061.htm


Scoop Images: Parliament Resumes Today

- Parliament resumes today at 2pm. In honour of the occasion Scoop presents the following images of five Labour MPs in action in the house. Photographs by Mark Graham . See... Scoop Images: Labour MPs In The House [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00060.htm


National Sinks School Qualifications Accord

- “The multiparty deal that stopped debate during the last election campaign over the scrapping of School Cert and Bursary and their replacement with an experimental NCEA award is officially dead,” Concerned Teachers spokesperson Peter Calvert said today. See... Abandon Ship-ley Sinks NCEA [1] THE NCEA DEBATE - NATS - National opposes implementation of NCEA [2] and Mallard Should Start Answering Questions [3] - GOVT - Gerry's First Big Blunder [4] - ACT - NCEA Will Dumb Down Education System – ACT [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0102/S00012.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00147.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00156.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00151.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00159.htm


POST CABINET PRESSER: The Share Market Sheriff – Gaps, Banks And Grievances

- Sheriff If the New Zealand share market is a Wild West, then the Sheriff is coming to town in the form of the Takeovers Code, due to be implemented on July 1, Commerce Minister Paul Swain said today. See... Sheriff Coming To The Market, Says Swain [1] and PM's Presser: Gaps, Banks And Grievances [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00058.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00057.htm


Scoop World: British Library Revives 40 Year Old Voice Of Mandela

- Astonishing court recordings of the last speech that Nelson Mandela made before he was sentenced to life imprisonment can be heard for the first time thanks to the intervention of the British Library’s National Sound Archive. See... ‘Lost’ Nelson Mandela Court Recordings [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0102/S00092.htm


Scoop World: Simon Upton Welcomed Into New Role

- The Secretary-General of the OECD, Mr. Donald Johnston, is pleased to announce the arrival of Simon Upton to the posts of Special Counsellor and full-time Chairman of the OECD Round Table on Sustainable Development. See... Upton Appointed Chair Of OECD Round Table [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0102/S00091.htm


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