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Scoop Is In The House
Eco-Economy: Where Do Student Loans Really Come From?
When 35% of GDP Really Means 33% - Cullen Under Cross Examination
Sludge Report: Whose Treason? - Shooting The Messenger
Roger Award - Worst Transnational Corp. Finalists
E-Spying Bill Public meeting And Picket
Unchanged Student Loan Interest Rate Bad News, Say Greens
Scoop Business: Late Proposal To Acquire Fletcher Energy
Brand New Business Rag
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Scoop Is In The House

– Today’s questions and paraphrased answers. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day - 28 February [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00150.htm


Eco-Economy: Where Do Student Loans Really Come From?

- Researchers for this story have been constantly frustrated at the mixture of deviousness and / or ignorance of people you would expect to know the answers to basic and relevant questions. See... Eco-Economy: The Student Loans Scam [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00147.htm


When 35% of GDP Really Means 33% - Cullen Under Cross Examination

- Michael Cullen appeared before the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee last week to answer questions on his Budget Policy Statement. National’s Bill English pushed his question lines hard…see... FEC Inquiry Into BPS - Transcript [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00439.htm


Sludge Report: Whose Treason? - Shooting The Messenger

- If anyone in the last week deserved to be accused of fiscal treason, it was the Hon Winston Peters. Congratulations Winnie. You’ve helped to sink one of the more interesting and entrepreneurial attempts by a New Zealand SOE to break into the big-time. See... Sludge Report #51 – Whose Treason? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00146.htm


Roger Award - Worst Transnational Corp. Finalists

- Nominations closed at the end of last year for the fourth annual Roger Award for the worst transnational corporation operating in New Zealand in 2000, organised by GATT Watchdog and the Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA). See... Roger Award - Worst Transnational Corp. Finalists [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0102/S00094.htm


E-Spying Bill Public meeting And Picket

- The Government proposes to pass the Crimes Amendment (No. 6) Bill, better known as the Swain Bill, after Paul Swain, the Minister pushing it. The Bill contains clauses outlawing, for the first time, computer hacking. Sounds laudable doesn’t it? See... Swain Bill Public Meeting & SIS Office Picket [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0102/S00091.htm


Unchanged Student Loan Interest Rate Bad News, Say Greens

- Green Party Education Spokesperson Ian Ewen-Street MP today said he was staggered to see the Alliance claiming that keeping the interest rate on student loans at seven per cent was good news for students.. See... 'Keeping Leash On Student loans' Staggers Greens [1] MORE: - - ALLIANCE - Alliance keeps student loans on a leash [2] - GOVT - Student Loan Interest Rate To Remain Unchanged [3] - ACTivists - Alliance Sold Out on Students - ACTivists [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00436.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00434.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00438.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0102/S00038.htm


Scoop Business: Late Proposal To Acquire Fletcher Energy

- AUCKLAND, 27 February 2001 - Fletcher Challenge has received a proposal from Greymouth Petroleum to acquire Fletcher Challenge Energy. Greymouth Petroleum has stated that its proposal has a similar structure to that of the Shell and Apache offer, but with an increased cash component of a minimum of US$3.70 per share. See... Fletcher Energy Proposal Received [1] MORE: - SHELL - Shell Surprised By The Late Competing Offer [2] - GREYMOUTH PETROLEUM - Greymouth Makes Superior Fletcher Energy Offer [3] and Backgrounder to Peak proposal for Fletcher Energy [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0102/S00182.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0102/S00187.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0102/S00184.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0102/S00185.htm


Brand New Business Rag

- New weekly publication - New Zealand Business Times (NZBT) - is confident it will give the business market a significant boost with an innovative mix of local and international news when it launches this Friday 2nd March. See... NZBT Launches Battle For Business [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0102/S00189.htm


Scoop World: The UK’s Iraq Cover-Up

- On the eve of an election campaign, the Blair government is attempting, with mounting desperation, to suppress a scandal potentially greater than the arms-to-Iraq cover-up. This is the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people, perhaps many more, caused by decisions taken in Whitehall and Washington. See... Iraq: the great UK cover-up [1] . See also… Locked in an Orwellian eternal war [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0102/S00171.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0102/S00174.htm

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