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Hard News Is Here!
Appeal Court Rules Fiji Constitution Remains Intact
Howard’s End: What Has Britain Done To Deserve This?
Sludge Feedback: Airways Demythification
Govt Not Taking Border Control Seriously
Animal Rights Group Names Direct Action Targets
Kimberley And IHC: Conflict Of Interest
Lindsay Perigo: Save Your Handwringing, Mr Hawkins
Swarm Of Mountain Bikers On Sunday
NIWA: Drought Feature Of February Climate

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Hard News Is Here!

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... anybody else found themselves saying a quiet thanks they don't live in Europe right now? As foot and mouth disease courses around the British Isles, putting paid to the ebb and flow of national life, living in the world's most distant land in the late summer glow looks pretty effing good. See... HARD NEWS 2/3/01 - From Dubious to Dangerous [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00011.htm


Appeal Court Rules Fiji Constitution Remains Intact

- SUVA (Pasifik Nius): Constitutional lawyers, political scientists and analysts today hailed the Fiji Court of Appeal's judgement upholding the 1997 constitution as the country's supreme law, but the country was plunged into uncertainly about the future. See... Judgement Hailed - Uncertainty Follows [1] and Mixed Reactions From Suva Public [2] . See also JUDGEMENT SUMMARY... Republic of Fiji and AG vs Chandrika Prasad [3] . MORE REACTION: - FIJI PEOPLE'S COALITION GOVERNMENT - Regime Appeal Dismissed - 1997 Constitution Intact [4] and Qarase regime declared illegal [5] - NZ GOVERNMENT - Govt Welcomes Fiji Court Of Appeal Decision [6] - GREEN - NZ should foster new Fiji Government of National Unity [7] - UNITED FUTURE - Take Strong Stance On Fiji Court Decision [8] - AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL - Fiji: Rule of law or rule by force [9] - NATS - Fiji Elections Urgent [10]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0103/S00010.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0103/S00011.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0103/S00009.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0103/S00007.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0103/S00008.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00027.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00026.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00025.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0103/S00012.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00037.htm


Howard’s End: What Has Britain Done To Deserve This?

- Britons and Europeans are starting to ask that they've done to offend the heavens as a catalogue of dire warnings and a plague of Biblical proportions seems to have descended upon them. I'm glad I live in paradise. John Howard writes. See... Howard's End: Britain's Awful Luck [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00009.htm


Sludge Feedback: Airways Demythification

- The Sludge Story on Airways, obviously written by another of the hundreds of “consultants” paid for with taxpayers' money by the increasingly desperate outgoing management and board of Airways, perpertuates a few myths. We would like to contribute to their demythification. See... Feedback To Sludge #51: Airways Treason [1] and Sludge Report #51 – Whose Treason? [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00005.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00146.htm


Govt Not Taking Border Control Seriously

- ACT Agriculture Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff said the Government must immediately drop its “she’ll be right” attitude to border controls during the current foot and mouth emergency. See... Government Must Wake Up To Foot And Mouth Threat [1] and Sutton shoots messenger to dodge message [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00047.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00032.htm


Animal Rights Group Names Direct Action Targets

- 2001 in New Zealand is going to be a busy year for the ALF, and we are well prepared. As well as the normal and frequent operations that the ALF run, we have identified two specific animal abusers conferences that will be targeted for direct action by the Animal Liberation Front. NOTE: ALF supplied this release to Scoop 24 hours ahead of all other media. See... Animal Liberation Front Press Release [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00010.htm


Kimberley And IHC: Conflict Of Interest

- Reports that an investigation is underway into a possible conflict of interest surrounding a multi-million dollar contract for IHC to provide care for intellectually disabled people deemed a risk to themselves or others, are surfacing at a time when the Ministry of Health is also finalising a report to the Minister on the future of Kimberley Centre. See... Conflicts of Interest - Kimberley [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0103/S00003.htm


Lindsay Perigo: Save Your Handwringing, Mr Hawkins

- Today's editorial was a cinch. All I had to do was copy & paste a magnificent letter written to the Minister of Police. Its writer forwarded it to me & said I could use it as I saw fit. It is self-contained & self-explanatory. See... Lindsay Perigo: Go Away, Mr Hawkins! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00003.htm


Swarm Of Mountain Bikers On Sunday

- Nine hundred riders will compete in the 16th annual Giant Karapoti Classic mountain bike race on Sunday, north of Upper Hutt. See... 900 Mountain Bikers Ride Giant Karapoti Classic [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0103/S00005.htm


NIWA: Drought Feature Of February Climate

- A continuation of severe soil moisture deficits in Marlborough, Nelson, Canterbury and Wellington, with extreme or very high fire risk were features of climatic conditions in these regions during February. See... NIWA February 2001 Climate Summary [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0103/S00006.htm

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