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Howard’s End: Back To The Drawing Board On Climate Change
Stateside With Rosalea: Looking After Special Interests
NZ & Oz Want Space Junk Rules
Grey Outlook For Good Friday After Rainless March
Virtual Soapbox Attracts Voices Across Political Spectrum
More Cash For Beneficiaries
Lower ACC Premiums
Black Caps Set A New Record As They Trounce Pakistan
Bunkle Cleared Of Wrongdoing In Housegate

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Howard’s End: Back To The Drawing Board On Climate Change

- United States President, George Bush, is meeting a barrage of criticism over his decision to back away from regulating carbon emissions under the Kyoto Protocol on climate change. But he was only hastening the inevitable, so now its back to the Kyoto drawing board. See... Howard's End: Rethinking Climate Change [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00004.htm


Stateside With Rosalea: Looking After Special Interests

- My favourite cartoon this week showed POTUS standing bestride a small planet - one foot planted in Germany, the other in Japan - his combat skirt made of tyre retreads, and a hubcap serving for a breastplate. Speared on his sword is the Kyoto Protocol. See... Stateside With Rosalea: Special Interests [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00005.htm


NZ & Oz Want Space Junk Rules

- The New Zealand and Australian Foreign Ministers have expressed their understanding of concerns raised by their Latin American colleagues in relation to the re-entry of space debris into the earth's atmosphere. See... Call For Rules On Space Debris [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00590.htm


Grey Outlook For Good Friday After Rainless March

- Light rain is now falling in Wellington as a low pressure system moves onto the country bringing much needed rains throughout the North Island. See... Supercomputer Weather: When The Rain Comes [1] and National Climate Summary: The Big Dry Continues [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00006.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0104/S00002.htm


Virtual Soapbox Attracts Voices Across Political Spectrum

- David Buckingham and Patrick Quinn-Graham last month launched Soapbox.co.nz, a new website set-up as a content exchange for the opinion columns of New Zealanders. See... New Zealander’s find their Soapbox [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0104/S00001.htm


More Cash For Beneficiaries

- Increased payments for beneficiaries, student allowance recipients, superannuiants and veterans and the abolition of the work-for-the dole scheme take effect from today. See... Benefits and super rise, work-for-dole abolished [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00001.htm


Lower ACC Premiums

- ACC’s lower premium rates that come into effect for most people today mean New Zealanders will save nearly $220 million on personal injury insurance this year, ACC chief executive Garry Wilson said today. See... ACC Premiums Reduce Over $500 Million In Two Years [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0104/S00001.htm


Black Caps Set A New Record As They Trounce Pakistan

- New Zealand’s Black Caps have won the second test vs Pakistan by an innings and 185 runs after a batting collapse by the Pakistan side this afternoon in Hamilton. See... NEWSFLASH NZ Wins By An Innings And 185 Runs! [1] and NEWSFLASH: Black Caps Headed For Stunning Victory! [2] . See also... CRICKETING IMMORTALITY for world-beating McMillan [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00214.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00213.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00209.htm


Bunkle Cleared Of Wrongdoing In Housegate

- Phillida Bunkle is pleased to have been cleared of any wrong doing by the Registrar of Electors for Wellington Central today. See... Registrar Clears Phillida Bunkle [1] REACTION: - Prime Minister - Bunkle report [2] - Jim Anderton- Report of Registrar of Electors [3] - ACT - Bunkle’s Lucky Break [4] - National - Bunkle report bizarre and inconclusive [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00585.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00586.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00584.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00589.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00582.htm


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