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Tranz Rail Voted Worst Transnational Corporation
Nelson Becomes A GE Free Zone
Versace Opens At Te Papa This Weekend
God & Abdominal Products In The Infomercial Zone
Radiation Staff Shortage Tip Of The Iceberg
Scoop World: US Priority Return Of Spy Plane Crew
Scoop World: Big California Power Price Rises
Scoop World: Systematic Destruction Of Palestinian Homes
Behind The News: ANZFA or FSANZ?
Katya Rivas: Being The Mother Of God

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Tranz Rail Voted Worst Transnational Corporation

- By now, you will have realised by elimination that the winner must be Tranz Rail, the first TNC to have the ignominy of winning this award twice. It was selected because it scored badly on so many criteria. See... Tranz Rail Wins Roger Award [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0104/S00018.htm


Nelson Becomes A GE Free Zone

- Tonight’s vote by Nelson City Council to make Nelson city a GE Free zone makes Nelson the first GE Free and Nuclear Free city to be established in New Zealand (possibly the world). Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today said said she was absolutely delighted at tonight's decision by the Nelson City Council to declare Nelson GE-Free. See... Nelson First City To Become GE Free Zone [1] REACTION: - Greens - Three Cheers For GE-Free Nelson!! - Greens [2] - Life Sciences Network - Nelson City GE Decision – Emotion Over Reason [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0104/S00016.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00117.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0104/S00019.htm


Versace Opens At Te Papa This Weekend

- Gianni Versace: The Reinvention of Material (Open 7 April - 15 July 2001) This exhibition explores the development of Versace's distinctive style and features originals of the legendary clothing designer's greatest works. In addition to over 150 items of clothing, fabric and accessories, the exhibition includes images of Versace's creations by top photographers such as Richard Avedon, Bruce Weber and Helmut Newton. Exhibition highlights include the revealing "safety pin" dress which made Elizabeth Hurley famous in 1994. See… Scoop Images: Versace At Te Papa [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/e6/46/200103130848.5938ef75.html


God & Abdominal Products In The Infomercial Zone

- “The Corrective Party sees that Density Television is protesting at not being able to sell its product on Television New Zealand. Well, we think that the problem is that Pasta Tuarikidelamere has a particular approach to Christianity that is the problem." enthused Sister Raptophilia SM. See... Correctives: Christianity vs Consumerism [1] and Stop Singing God Defend NZ - Destiny TV [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0104/S00019.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0104/S00015.htm


Radiation Staff Shortage Tip Of The Iceberg

- “Urgent action is needed to avoid the growing recruitment and retention crisis for public hospital senior doctors. The current crisis for radiation specialists is the tip of a much larger iceberg,” said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists. See... Urgent Action To Address Recruitment And Retention [1] and Minister should act on patient waiting time crisis - Nats [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0104/S00015.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00113.htm


Scoop World: US Priority Return Of Spy Plane Crew

- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says he is “heartened by the good spirits and health of the 24 men and women in the crew” of the Navy reconnaissance plane involved in a collision with a Chinese jet fighter over the South China Sea. See... Secretary Rumsfeld Says Returning Crew Is Priority [1] and Bush Expresses Regret Over Missing Chinese Pilot [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0104/S00020.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0104/S00019.htm


Scoop World: Big California Power Price Rises

- The Governor of California Gray Davis has just given a speech on radio and television (6pm PDST), in which announces large power price rises ranging from 10% to 34% for business and heavy power users. See... California Hikes Power Prices – Gray Davis Speech [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0104/S00021.htm


Scoop World: Systematic Destruction Of Palestinian Homes

- While visibly to the world helicopter gunships are bombing Gaza, another wave of destruction goes on nearly unnoticed. See... Palestinian homes destroyed all over the West Bank [1] . RELATED: 'Uphold the Law' - Join the Rally to Support the Right of Return for Palestinians, 10am, Midland Park, Lambton Quay. See... 'Uphold the Law' Rally For Palestinians [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0104/S00018.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0104/S00017.htm


Behind The News: ANZFA or FSANZ?

- As a new service at the end of most news days Scoop is able to provide a "background source" to an emerging story or issue as it begins to play out in the media. A case in point are the changes in the way that the joint Australia and New Zealand food regulatory regime will operate. The lead agency is the Australia New Zealand Food Authority [1] . Scoop has tracked down more information on the legislation now under debate in Australia - see Food Authority Amendment [2] . As Green MP Sue Kedgley has raised this is not legislation that will be debated in the New Zealand Parliament. MORE: - Greens - Kedgley: PM should keep control of food standards [3] - New Zealanders In Dark About Food Safety Changes [4] - Grocery Marketers Association - One Stop Shop For Food Safety [5]


[1] - http://www.anzfa.gov.au
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0104/S00039.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00129.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00094.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0104/S00014.htm


Katya Rivas: Being The Mother Of God

- “Many prophets spoke about me: they prophesied that it was necessary for me to suffer to become worthy of being the Mother of God,” the Virgin Mary describing what it is like to be the mother of God. See... Katya Rivas: The Sorrows of the Virgin Mary [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00040.htm


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