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Sludge Report: How The Love Drug Thawed The Cold War
Govt Can’t Make Radical Defence Changes Alone
Howard’s End: Shell Exploiting Docile Kiwis?
Howard’s End: Try A Westcargo Snail, I Dare Ya
Drugs Online Magazine Investigation
GE Food On Shelves A Letdown For Consumers
Address The Issues, Don't Shoot The Messenger, King Told
Shark Freaks, Pencil It Into Your Diary
Today’s Extract From Katya Rivas
Scoop Arts: Hannibal Lechter’s Return Not For The Kids

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Sludge Report: How The Love Drug Thawed The Cold War

- Urban legend? Perhaps. But then again it could also be Gospel truth. Certainly to Sludge it is a story that rings true enough, but then Sludge has been ruminating on it for a year or two. See... Sludge Report #52 – The E-End To The Cold War [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00058.htm


Govt Can’t Make Radical Defence Changes Alone

- Critical defence changes being planned by the Government require across the board political consensus before implementation because of their long term impact on New Zealand, says United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne. See... Defence Changes Require Political Consensus [1] MORE: -NATS - God Defend NZ Because Govt Won't [2] - ACT - Helen Clark Puts New Zealand Families at Risk [3] - NATS - PM Hell-Bent On Dumbing Down Defence [4] - GREENS - Greens Welcome Frigate Replacement [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00136.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00144.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00143.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00114.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00120.htm


Howard’s End: Shell Exploiting Docile Kiwis?

- What's going on? Shell Oil appears to be on a global buying spree for oil and natural gas resources following its successful bid for New Zealand's Fletcher Challenge. Shell has now made a hostile US$1.8 billion bid for the US company Barrett Resources and a further AUD$ 10 billion bid for Australia's Woodside Petroleum. See... Howard's End: What Is Shell Oil Really Up To? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00053.htm


Howard’s End: Try A Westcargo Snail, I Dare Ya

- Renowned for wild “foods” like bulls balls, worm slammers, Westcargo snails, steamed huhu grubs, stags breath and whitebait, Hokitika looks set to break all attendance records this weekend as it holds its 12th annual Wildfood's Festival. See... Howard's End: Hogwild In Westland [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00057.htm


Drugs Online Magazine Investigation

- Internet Magazine shows how easy it is to buy prescription medicines online. In an investigation into buying prescription-only medicines over the net, Internet Magazine has discovered that it’s a simple matter to buy the prescription drugs of your choice. See... Drugs On-Line Scam Revealed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0103/S00026.htm


GE Food On Shelves A Letdown For Consumers

- Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today said consumers will be angry to learn that more genetically engineered foods have been approved for sale in New Zealand, even while a Royal Commission is sitting to consider what role GE should play in New Zealand's future. See... More GE Food Heads For Our Shelves [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00126.htm


Address The Issues, Don't Shoot The Messenger, King Told

- “Health Minister Annette King should take a cold shower after her personal attack on the chairperson of the NZ Medical Association Dr Pippa Mackay this morning over the withdrawal of GPs from maternity care,” said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, today. See... Health Minister Should Take A Cold Shower [1] and NZMA calls for urgent workforce action [2] . For an alternative view on the Maternity Services debate see Wellington Maternity Project's view... MATPRO Encouraged by Health Minister’s Endorsement [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00038.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00036.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00040.htm


Shark Freaks, Pencil It Into Your Diary

- Love them or hate them - sharks are undoubtedly the object of fascination for many people and for Sea Week this year the Department of Conservation's Northland Conservancy is bringing up an expert to tell the public all about them. See... Public Lectures on Sharks a Feature of Sea Week [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0103/S00010.htm


Today’s Extract From Katya Rivas

- The desire that all souls be clean when they receive Me in the Sacrament of Love, led Me to wash the feet of My Apostles. I also did it to represent the Sacrament of Penance, in which the souls that have had the misfortune of falling into sin, can wash themselves and regain their lost purity. See... Katya Rivas: Jesus Institutes the Holy Eucharist [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00056.htm


Scoop Arts: Hannibal Lechter’s Return Not For The Kids

- Today the Classification Office restricted the film Hannibal to people 18 years of age and over, with a warning that it contains graphic violence. See... Censor Makes Hannibal R18 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0103/S00023.htm

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