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Hard new Is Here!
Sludge Report: Do The Maths
Fiji: “Illegal & Illogical” Reappointment Of Caretaker PM
Lindsay Perigo: A Man, A Woman & The Relevant Specialists
Irish Eyes: Under The Weather & Getting Over It
Scoop IT: New Virus Worming Way To Your PC
Scoop Business: Deka No More
$35,000 Fine For The Bogus Egg Man
Tougher Sentencing On The Way
NIWA’s Cyclone Season Predictions

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Hard new Is Here!

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... it was only a matter of time. Phil Goff had been quiet - too quiet. Somewhere in the naked city of his mind, a neon sign was flashing. That sign read "Tough on crime" and Goff wanted everyone to see it. See... HARD NEWS 16/3/01 - Labour Locks 'em Up Longer [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00114.htm


Sludge Report: Do The Maths

- Do the maths. George Dubya Bush’s tax cut plan will give the richest people in the richest country in the world an average USD$229,000 (NZD$571,000) each. That is half a million NZ Dollars each. See... Sludge Report #54 – Taking, Dubya Shows How It’s Done [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00115.htm


Fiji: “Illegal & Illogical” Reappointment Of Caretaker PM

- In a move which was expected by many, the new president Ratu Josefa Iloilo today reappointed Laisenia Qarase as a `caretaker' Prime Minister of Fiji. See... Momoedonu resigns; Iloilo reappoints Qarase as PM [1] and Qarase Back As Caretaker PM [2] MORE: - FPCG - Military Denies FT Report; Threatens Journalist [3] - Constitutional Crisis [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0103/S00090.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0103/S00092.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0103/S00094.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0103/S00093.htm


Lindsay Perigo: A Man, A Woman & The Relevant Specialists

- Every advance in mankind's conquest of nature has been resisted by those who believe nature should not be conquered. This has been especially true in the field of health & medicine. See... Lindsay Perigo: Cry "Amen!" & Send In The Cloners! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00110.htm


Irish Eyes: Under The Weather & Getting Over It

- Another day of weather then, not such a bad one, a day done, weatherwise anyway. Really there is nothing more to be said about the weather we have had today. See... Irish Eyes: Another Day Done, But What About You? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00113.htm


Scoop IT: New Virus Worming Way To Your PC

- Researchers at the Symantec AntiVirus Research Centre (SARC) have confirmed W32.Magistr.24876@mm, an extremely fast-spreading polymorphic computer virus with email worm capability, is spreading itself across Europe and is expected to reach New Zealand today. See... Symantec Discovers New Computer Worm [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0103/S00053.htm


Scoop Business: Deka No More

- Farmers Deka Limited Chief Executive, Nick Lowe today announced the closure of the Deka business. See... Rebranding & Closure Of Deka Stores [1] and Death Of A NZ Retailing Icon [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0103/S00100.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00269.htm


$35,000 Fine For The Bogus Egg Man

- Misleading claims that eggs were "free range", when they really came from battery hens kept in cages, cost Weedons Poultry Farm a $35,000 fine in the Christchurch District Court today. See... Thousands of dozens of "free range" eggs weren't [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0103/S00110.htm


Tougher Sentencing On The Way

- Justice Minister Phil Goff announced details of the Sentencing and Parole Reform Bill, which will be tougher on the worst offenders, provide greater flexibility in sentencing to reflect the seriousness of the crime and give victims a better deal. See... Sentencing And Parole Reform Details Released [1] and The Sentencing And Parole Reform Bill [2] REACTION: - ACT - Sentencing Review Is Gravely Mistaken [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00260.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00261.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00263.htm


NIWA’s Cyclone Season Predictions

- Details of future seasonal climate trends provided to Pacific Island governments by NIWA (the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research) have enabled crop growers and pearl farmers in the Cook Islands to lessen the impact of extreme weather events. See... See... Belated Start To Cyclone Season With More Expected [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0103/S00055.htm


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