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Supercomputer Weather: Here Comes Cyclone Sose
Sludge Report: Sorry’s Not So Hard To Say
Stateside With Rosalea: Clumsy Rhino, Hidden Mynah
National Supporting Dairy Mega-Merger
Port Dispute Outcome Sends Dangerous Signal
Brumbies-Hurricanes Match Report
SCOOP IMAGES: Brumbies Blown Away
Media Flash: Oz media Insider
Maceration Disturbing, But Not Illegal - RSPCA
Scoop Feedback: Black Gold, But No Love

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Last man standing, Hurricanes halfback Jason Spice

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Supercomputer Weather: Here Comes Cyclone Sose

- The latest images from the NOAA supercomputer medium range weather model appear to confirm the Easter storm forecast published on Scoop last week [1] . On the basis of these images it may be worth revisiting any plans for camping or tramping holidays over the Easter break. See… Supercomputer Weather: Easter Holiday Cyclone! [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00006.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00054.htm


Sludge Report: Sorry’s Not So Hard To Say

- Imagine for a moment that China is not a country, but rather is just an ordinary suburban house somewhere. See... Sludge Report #57 – Why Dubya Should Say Sorry [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00053.htm


Stateside With Rosalea: Clumsy Rhino, Hidden Mynah

- Ess Eff's patron saint of journos, Herb Caen, once wrote: “A true Californian is someone who knows that the hills are naturally a golden brown which is interrupted briefly in winter by the appearance of a greenish scum, which soon disappears, returning them to their natural glory." See... Stateside With Rosalea: Clumsy Rhino, Hidden Mynah [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00049.htm


National Supporting Dairy Mega-Merger

- National will support the formation of Global-Co, the industry-driven choice for a New Zealand owned global food company. See... Dairy Decision Announced [1] . See also.. Dairy Merger Must Be Scrutinised - ACT [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00138.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00143.htm


Port Dispute Outcome Sends Dangerous Signal

- Nelson MP Nick Smith today leaked the Government mediator's report into the protracted South Island port dispute saying it would cause widespread alarm amongst employers and exporters. See... Ports Dispute Report Will Send Shiver Down Spine [1] REACTION: - ACT - Sack Harre For Role In Waterfront Dispute [2] - Carter Holt Harvey - Carter Holt Harvey Says Time To Move On [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00139.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00145.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0104/S00055.htm


Brumbies-Hurricanes Match Report

- A CAPACITY crowd was stirred to a passionate standing ovation of roaring adulation by 40 minutes of pure rugby magic Friday night when the Hurricanes played fabulous football to fashion a 20 point halftime lead that was the foundation for an emphatic emphatic 34-19 victory over the in-form ACT Brumbies. See... BRUMBIES HORSE-WHIPPED BY HURRICANES [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00048.htm


SCOOP IMAGES: Brumbies Blown Away

– Against the odds Wellington’s Hurricanes achieved a remarkable victory over the ACT Brumbies 34 points to 19 tonight at WestpacTrust Stadium. In his final set of photos from the stadium for Scoop, Mark Graham caught the action. See... Scoop Images: Jonah Lomu Running The Brumbies [1] , Scoop Images: David Holwell Try PHOTO SEQUENCE [2] and Scoop Images: Jason Spice Weaves Some Magic [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00046.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00045.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00047.htm


Media Flash: Oz media Insider

- * FRED HILMER, CEO of John Fairfax Holdings, is paid more than $1 million annually to be the chief custodian of the public company's assets. This, of course, includes intellectual properties and trade secrets. See... Media Flash - April 9, 2001 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00051.htm


Maceration Disturbing, But Not Illegal - RSPCA

- The Royal New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RNZSPCA) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) have completed their investigations into an allegation relating to the way that Tegel Poultry destroyed 5000 chicks, unwanted in the egg laying industry. See... MAF & RNZSPCA Poultry Welfare Investigation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0104/S00048.htm


Scoop Feedback: Black Gold, But No Love

- The man with the murky smile, in the Oval office of the White House in Washington D.C. has shown his real colours. See... Scoop Feedback: The President And Selfishness [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00050.htm

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