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David Miller: Softly Softly On Fiji Democracy
Government Gets Serious Foot And Mouth
EARLIER: Slack Border Control Russian Roulette For NZ Agriculture
Fiji: Police Break Up Coalition Govt Meeting
The New Subaru WRX Meets The Boy Racers
Scoop Business: Court Turns Down Peak Petroleum
Census Day: May The Force Be With Us
National Candidate For Ohariu Belmont Won’t Change Dunne’s Approach
Race Relations Office’s Days Numbered, Say Nats
Extreme Summer Weather

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David Miller: Softly Softly On Fiji Democracy

- The ruling by the Court of Appeal in Fiji last Thursday that the military backed interim government is illegal brought a chorus of cheers from pro-democracy advocates throughout the South Pacific and New Zealand. See... See... David Miller: Can Democracy Prevail In Fiji? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00030.htm


Government Gets Serious Foot And Mouth

- All New Zealanders needed to take responsibility for maintaining secure national borders, Agriculture and acting Biosecurity Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... All need to work to prevent disease outbreaks [1] . The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) will undertake two campaigns to educate New Zealanders about the dangers of foot and mouth disease, and what each individual can do to help protect New Zealand, acting Biosecurity Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... MAF announces foot and mouth publicity campaign [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00077.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00076.htm


EARLIER: Slack Border Control Russian Roulette For NZ Agriculture

- The Coalition Government’s casual approach to the danger of foot and mouth disease crossing our borders is frightening, Rural Affairs and Biosecurity Spokesman Owen Jennings said today. See... Border Control Nonchalance Is Extremely Dangerous [1] and Government slack on border controls [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00067.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00063.htm


Fiji: Police Break Up Coalition Govt Meeting

- SUVA (Pasifik Nius): Fiji police broke up a meeting of the deposed five party coalition government today and detained former deputy prime minister Dr Tupeni Baba for questioning, media reports said. See... Fiji: Baba detained at caucus meeting [1] MORE: - FPCG - People's Coalition writes to Acting President [2] - PACNEWS - Chaudhry beats off challenges [3] Earlier News On the Fiji Feature Page [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0103/S00040.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0103/S00039.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0103/S00037.htm
[4] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=fiji


The New Subaru WRX Meets The Boy Racers

- It's been years since Subaru launched the WRX and the latest all-new version has been eagerly anticipated. But all would agree, it is a very different car from its predecessor. The big question is - will the punters buy it? See... Subaru's WRX Tries On A Suit For Size [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00031.htm


Scoop Business: Court Turns Down Peak Petroleum

- Shell and Apache are pleased with the Court of Appeal decision to decline the Greymouth/Peak application for adjournment of the Fletcher Challenge Annual General Meeting scheduled for this afternoon (Tuesday 6 March). See... Shell And Apache Pleased With Decision [1] MORE: - PEAK PETROLEUM - Peak Urges Shareholders To Say “No” To Shell [2] - FLETCHER CHALLENGE - Grant Samuel View On Greymouth/Peak [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0103/S00039.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0103/S00037.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0103/S00038.htm


Census Day: May The Force Be With Us

- Today is Census day - the day that everyone in New Zealand will provide a snapshot of who we are as a nation at the beginning of the 21st century. Will the force be strong with us? See... Census Day - 6 March [1] and SHARP CONSPIRACY: May The Force Be With You [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0103/S00034.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00022.htm


National Candidate For Ohariu Belmont Won’t Change Dunne’s Approach

- United Future leader and Ohariu Belmont MP, Hon Peter Dunne, says the National Party's reported decision to contest the seat at the next election comes as no surprise. See... National's Ohariu Belmont Decision No Surprise [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00070.htm


Race Relations Office’s Days Numbered, Say Nats

- The Government's announcement that Privacy Commissioner Bruce Slane will be the acting Race Relations Conciliator is the first step towards abolishing the office as a separate entity, National's Justice spokesman Wayne Mapp said today. See... Race Relations Office doomed [1] . See also… Bruce Slane appointed as temporary RRC [2] Guy’s World: Pulling Pints At Molly’s - Any Irish bar tender worth his salt has at least a bare minimum of 90-120 seconds of blarney up his sleeve. And there’s no sense getting impatient standing in the cue while the scoundrel behind the bar’s chatting up a young rose of Tralee as he serves her a pint of Guinness, he’s simply pouring the perfect pint. See... Guy's World: For Guinness Sake [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00069.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00062.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00029.htm


Extreme Summer Weather

- A 2000/2001 summer of climate extremes including droughts, floods and high humidity produced in Nelson a new seasonal sunshine record of 878 hours, 20 percent above normal and a new high for any New Zealand locality since such records began in 1930. See... Another Summer Of Extremes [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0103/S00018.htm


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