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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Sludge Report: Justice Sacrificed On The Auckland Waterfront
Hard News Is Here
Howard’s End: Dumb Bastards Close West Coast Monteith's Brewery
Fishermen Urgently Need MIR-Detecto Hats
Cullen Says BoP Figures Show Recovering Economy While Others Slow
Hobbs Bunkle Report Poses Problem For PM
Unemployment Limbo Bar Keeps Inching Lower
Spouse House Stoush: Mrs Bradford Brings In Lawyers


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Sludge Report: Justice Sacrificed On The Auckland Waterfront

- The other day Sludge happened along the Auckland waterfront past a gigantic quayside structure which has become the source of an incredible amount of pain among Auckland sub-contractors, their employees and their families. See... Sludge Report #56 – The Stink On Princes Wharf [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00166.htm


Hard News Is Here

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... was it ugly enough for you? In a tit-for-tat war so poisonous that the news media seemed embarrassed at being seen to cover it, National and Labour combined this week to drag each other's nearest and dearest through the gutter. See... HARD NEWS 23/3/01 - Confiscate Their Fax Machines [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00165.htm


Howard’s End: Dumb Bastards Close West Coast Monteith's Brewery

- There is both anger and bewilderment in Greymouth after Dominion Breweries(DB) announced the closure of the legendary Monteith's brewery yesterday, immediately putting 14 out of work and shifting production of this popular West Coast beer to Auckland. See... Howard's End: Dumb Bastards [1] REACTION: - Greens - Keep Montys On The Coast Says Green MP [2] - NZ First - Spot The Difference: Govt Lacks Regional Policy [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00163.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00401.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00405.htm


Fishermen Urgently Need MIR-Detecto Hats

- Albacore tuna fishermen nervously await Mir Space Station's re-entry SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN - As the world awaits in nearly festive anticipation for Russia's Mir space station to burst through the Earth's atmosphere and explode into the South Pacific, over two dozen albacore tuna vessels have discovered they are splat-dub in the middle of the targeted splash-down zone. See... Fishing Boats In The Splashdown Zone [1] - Tuna Fleet Refuses To Leave MIR Splashdowne Zone [2] - Mir goes west - PM Helen Clark [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0103/S00122.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0103/S00123.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00360.htm


Cullen Says BoP Figures Show Recovering Economy While Others Slow

- "The December balance of payments figures are consistent with a strong export performance and good corporate profits in New Zealand," Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. See... BOP Figures Paradoxical Sign Of Healthy Economy [1] and Increased Profits Drive Rise In BoP Deficit [2] REACTION: - Green - Foreign Ownership Makes BoP Deficit Worse [3] - Nats - Current Account Outlook Not So Rosy [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00402.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0103/S00163.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00410.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00409.htm


Hobbs Bunkle Report Poses Problem For PM

- The Auditor-General’s report on accommodation allowances for MPs living in Wellington has posed a problem for the Prime Minister, ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble said. See... Auditor-General’s Report Presents a Poser for PM [1] FULL COVERAGE: - Marion Hobbs - Audit Office Report [2] - Helen Clark - PM Responds To Auditor-General's Report [3] - Winston Peters - Hobbs/Bunkle Clearance – In-House Inquiry Only [4] - Roger Sowry - Bunkle, Hobbs Get Away With It [5] - Jim Anderton - Anderton Welcomes Auditor's Report [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00395.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00381.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00382.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00385.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00383.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00378.htm


Unemployment Limbo Bar Keeps Inching Lower

- New Zealand's unemployment rate seems set to continue tracking down over the intermediate period ahead, Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey. See... Maharey: How Low Can Unemployment Go? [1] . National reaction: Brain Drain A Factor In Employment Figures [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00400.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00408.htm


Spouse House Stoush: Mrs Bradford Brings In Lawyers

- Rosemary Bradford, wife of MP Max Bradford, has reacted to claims made by the Minister of Education, Trevor Mallard, in and out of the House last week. See... Spouse reacts to Mallard claims [1] Full Spouse House Stoush coverage on the Just Politics feature page [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00393.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=justpolitics

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