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Howard’s End: Research A Slave To Funding
Stateside With Rosalea: McNutt Knocks Stock Market Off The Front Page
Chiefs Pull U-turn On Highway To Hell
Peter’s In The Poo Again
Scoop Images: Rufer’s Kings Take Glory
NZ PM Tracking Mir’s Movements
Australian Media Flash
Scoop Business: Seminar Sets Asian Business Homework
Immigration Urged To Reconsider Chinese Indonesians


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Howard’s End: Research A Slave To Funding

- Forcing universities to go cap in hand to industry and wealthy individuals for money is preventing academics from sharing research and speaking out, a new Australian report reveals. Academics are being muzzled by commerce, John Howard writes. See... Howard's End: Academia Muzzled By Commerce [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00124.htm


Stateside With Rosalea: McNutt Knocks Stock Market Off The Front Page

- It's St Paddy's Day today but they had the 149th SPD parade in San Francisco last week, so instead I had a Polish sausage at Ghirardelli Square, where an Irish street fair was promised but didn't seem to have yet eventuated. See... Stateside With Rosalea: The Last Weekend Of Winter [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00123.htm


Chiefs Pull U-turn On Highway To Hell

- THE MUCH MALIGNED Chiefs could have turned the corner on the highway of hell that has characterised their Super 12 history by roaring to an impressive 34-16 victory over the Blues at Rotorua International Stadium on Friday night. See... CHIEFS STAR PLAYING BLUES [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00121.htm


Peter’s In The Poo Again

- National Member of Parliament Wyatt Creech has renewed his efforts to achieve full disclosure over a $750,000 research grant to a team lead by the Prime Minister's husband, Peter Davis. See... Transparency needed over $750,000 research grant [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00293.htm


Scoop Images: Rufer’s Kings Take Glory

- Images of Kingz' Wynton Rufer, coach, player, legend. Rufer led his team to victory over Perth Glory tonight one goal to nil at WestpacTrust Stadium. See... Scoop Images: King Of Kingz [1] and Scoop Images: Action Images Kingz Vs Glory [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00119.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00120.htm


NZ PM Tracking Mir’s Movements

- Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that the best projection for the timing of re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere of the Russian space station, Mir, is 6.20 am on Thursday. See... Mir – the outlook is Thursday [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00297.htm


Media Flash

- * JOHN HARTIGAN'S troops at News Limited seem to be having a crack at each other, and largely at their own expense. See... Media Flash - Mar. 19, 2001 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00122.htm


Scoop Business: Seminar Sets Asian Business Homework

- New Zealand companies with an eye on Korea are being urged to ‘do their homework’ by learning more about doing business there from seasoned professionals in Asia 2000’s National Business Seminars next week. See... Korea Seminars Chance For NZ To "Do Homework" [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0103/S00128.htm


Immigration Urged To Reconsider Chinese Indonesians

- The Indonesia Human Rights Committee notes with dismay the arrest of 4 Chinese Indonesian who fled Indonesia at the time of the 1998 anti-Chinese riots. The committee has urged Lianne Dalziel to take a humanitarian approach to the unique situation of this group, and give sympathetic consideration to their applications to stay in New Zealand. See... See... Reconsider Situation Of Chinese Indonesians [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00069.htm

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