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Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Q&A
Keith Rankin: ACT Foot In Mouth Outbreak
Scoop Images: The Filibustering Of The Property Relationships Bill
Upton Is Back Online
MOTORNET: LPG Falcon, Cardigan Not Included
What Peter Done – A Timeline By Peter Dunne
African Rainforest Timber In Beehive Refurbishment
Fiji: New PM Appointment Called Unconstitutional, Goff Cautious
$60,000 Literary Prize For Victoria Uni
Radioactive Stations & Satellites That Go Up must Come Down
Scoop World: Depleted Uranium In Kosovo

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Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Q&A

- Australian Apple Dispute – Dairy Merger – Beehive Wood – National Party Social Deprivation – Mallard On Dr Lexchin – Technology Venture Capital – Beehive Wood Wars - Mallard On Caygill Insurance Policy & National Party Precedents. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 15 March [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00107.htm


Keith Rankin: ACT Foot In Mouth Outbreak

- Last weekend, the Act party exposed itself to potentially terminal ridicule by continuing to suggest that kiwis should be domesticated, farmed and eaten. While Act's spokesman tells us that no domesticated species ever became extinct, we see on television mass funeral pyres of domesticated animals in Britain. See... Keith Rankin: March Party Madness [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00101.htm


Scoop Images: The Filibustering Of The Property Relationships Bill

- A selection of National MPs who led a victorius filibuster against the Attorney General's Property Relations Bill on Tuesday in the house. See... Scoop Images: 4 Victorius National Filibusterers [1] and Scoop Images: The Fifth Filibusterer [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00104.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00105.htm


Upton Is Back Online

- Direct from Paris' 6th Arrondissement comes the first edition of upton-on-line for 2001. Upton-on-line has been off-line for two months now trying to furnish an unfurnished apartment (which in France means supplying everything from curtain tracks to light bulbs), doing battle with France Telecom (an agency devoted single-mindedly to causing maximum customer despair) and explaining to the children that their tantrums are exquisitely audible for the lucky folks above and below us in the building. See... Upton-on-line: Diaspora Edition [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00100.htm


MOTORNET: LPG Falcon, Cardigan Not Included

- For many, the idea of alternative fuel is likely to conjure up images of cardigan wearing Cortina drivers of the early 80s putting along on CNG. But Ford has a new car on the block and it doesn't run on petrol. Can they convince the unconverted? See... Motornet: Ford's Gas Burner [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00097.htm


What Peter Done – A Timeline By Peter Dunne

- United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne has released the following background and timeline regarding Helen Clark, Dr Peter Davis, Dr Joel Lexchin and the independent review of PHARMAC’s operating procedures. See... Helen, Peter, Joel and the Pharmac Review [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00235.htm


African Rainforest Timber In Beehive Refurbishment

- “Refurbishing Beehive offices with imported unsustainable African rainforest timbers is environmentally stupid, unpatriotic and short-changes New Zealand timber-workers of jobs,” National's Environment and Conservation spokesperson Nick Smith said. See... African Rainforests Destroyed For Beehive Offices [1] and Beehive Blunder Exposes Flaw In Environment Policy [2] REACTION: - ACT - Labour Set Itself Up For Foreign Wood Blunder [3] - GREEN - Greens Call For Imported Timber To Be Certified [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00243.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00262.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00258.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00255.htm


Fiji: New PM Appointment Called Unconstitutional, Goff Cautious

- The attempt by the Acting President, Ratu Josefa Iloilo to dismiss the elected Prime Minister Mahendra Chaudhry is unconstitutional. See... Attempted Dismissal Of PM Is Unconstitutional [1] and Goff On Appointment Of Fiji PM [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0103/S00086.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00238.htm


$60,000 Literary Prize For Victoria Uni

- A $60,000 grant, the largest single literary prize in New Zealand, has been established at Victoria University of Wellington, along with the International Institute of Modern Letters. See... New Zealand's largest literary prize established [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0103/S00036.htm


Radioactive Stations & Satellites That Go Up must Come Down

- Two leading experts on the space program are warning that the impending Russian MIR space station reentry to Earth orbit should cause global concern about launching nuclear power into space. See... MIR Earth Tumble & Space Nuclear Power [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0103/S00088.htm


Scoop World: Depleted Uranium In Kosovo

- Geneva, 13 March 2001 The final report of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on the environmental impact of depleted uranium (DU) ammunition used during the 1999 Kosovo conflict has been released here today. See... Depleted Uranium Final Report [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0103/S00087.htm

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