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Ministerial Feature Article – Sandra Lee On Whales
Honey Money
Hong Kong Free Trade Discussion – Full Coverage
Howard's End: The Language Of Apology
David Miller Discusses The China Crisis
Big News: Sceptics And Atheists
Stateside With Rosalea: Thoughts Of Home
Hard News Has Been Stolen!
Howard’s End: All Eyes On US Consumers
Hurricanes Vs Highlanders – Match Report
Easter, What It Was All About – The Passion of Katya Rivas
Scoop World: Public Water Defender Kidnapped In Bolivia?
Scoop World: Israeli Response Was “Excessive and Disproportionate”
Scoop Business: Inflation Down – Veges Getting Cheaper – Cullen Pleased
Scoop Business: Business Confidence Jitters

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Ministerial Feature Article – Sandra Lee On Whales

- “ New Zealand has a proud reputation as a country that seeks the greatest possible protection for whales worldwide and one that is strongly opposed to a return to commercial whaling.” See... Sustainable Whaling Is Just So Much Blubber - Lee [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00237.htm


Honey Money

- It's time the Green Party came clean over the extent of the 'Green Market' activities they actively promote, National's Revenue spokesperson Annabel Young said today. See... How many pots of honey does it take to paint roof? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00233.htm


Hong Kong Free Trade Discussion – Full Coverage

- - ACT - Prebble Urges Fast Action on Hong Kong Agreement [1] - Jim Sutton - Hong Kong CEP proposal report published [2] - PM’s Speech in Hong Kong - Helen Clark Speech - NZ and Hong Kong, Partners [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00262.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00258.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00247.htm


Howard's End: The Language Of Apology

- There are fundamental cultural differences between ourselves and our Asian neighbours, language translation difficulties being the most obvious, so if the Government and business is serious about our exporting future into Asia they had better lift their game. John Howard writes. See... Howard's End: Language Skills Needed For Apologies [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00096.htm


David Miller Discusses The China Crisis

- The ongoing drama over the downed US Navy spy plane that landed on Hainan Island is the first major international test for the Bush Administration. Therefore it is not surprising that the President and his officials have taken a tough stance towards China. See... David Miller: Not The 21st Century’s Cold War [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00095.htm


Big News: Sceptics And Atheists

- The evidence for the resurrection of Jesus is stronger than the evidence that he is dead. Tell that to a sceptic. See... Big News: Atheists And Sceptics Get Crucified [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00097.htm


Stateside With Rosalea: Thoughts Of Home

- Was it a trick of the dawn's early light? The cold air? The rain-slicked streets? Whatever it was, when I threw back the curtain and threw open the window early one morning last week I was instantly back in a Taranaki childhood morning. Stateside: A Few Of My Favourite Things [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00094.htm


Hard News Has Been Stolen!

- Russell Brown’s Hard News has suffered an indignity in the Netherlands. All prepared and ready to go, the computer on which it was stored was stolen from a hotel room in Amsterdam. But fear not, efforts are underway to resurrect the column and it will be published as soon as it arrives.


Howard’s End: All Eyes On US Consumers

- Consumer confidence indicators due out this week will be the critical factor in determining whether the U.S. economy slips from merely sluggish performance to negative growth signaling the start of a recession. John Howard writes. Howard's End: U.S. Consumer Confidence Critical [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00093.htm


Hurricanes Vs Highlanders – Match Report

- HAWKE'S BAY hosted an epic encounter Saturday night as the Hurricanes earned a crucial win 35-33 by overcoming a stirring Highlanders challenge in a high-octane game that sent the heartland Napier masses wild with appreciation. HURRICANES edge Highlanders in heartland [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00092.htm


Easter, What It Was All About – The Passion of Katya Rivas

- During Holy Week, last week, Scoop published in five parts the story of the Passion of Jesus Christ as written by the Bolivian mystic Katya Rivas. Each part consists of five extracts from Rivas’s book, The Passion, which, in turn, were published on a daily basis by Scoop over the previous five weeks of lent. - Holy Week: The Passion Of Katya Rivas Part One [1] - Holy Week: The Passion Of Katya Rivas Part Two [2] - Holy Week: The Passion Of Katya Rivas Part Three [3] - Holy Week: The Passion Of Katya Rivas Part Four [4] - Holy Week: The Passion Of Katya Rivas Part Five [5] See also... Pope John Paul II's Easter Homily [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00052.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00065.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00078.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00085.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00091.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0104/S00040.htm


Scoop World: Public Water Defender Kidnapped In Bolivia?

Oscar Olivera, the spokesperson for the successful campaign to REVERSE the privatization the municipal water supply of Cochabamba has disappeared since April 12 after 1,000 heavily armed members of Bolivian security forces dispersed peaceful marchers. See... Leader Of Cochabamba Water Struggle Detained [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0104/S00039.htm


Scoop World: Israeli Response Was “Excessive and Disproportionate”

- For the words of the US Secretary of State that turned Israeli tanks in their tracks see... Colin Powell Statement on Middle East [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0104/S00036.htm


Scoop Business: Inflation Down – Veges Getting Cheaper – Cullen Pleased

-“The March CPI result was below market expectations and is consistent with inflation returning back to within the 0 to 3 percent target range later this year,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. See... CPI result encouraging - Cullen [1] More: - Deutsche Bank - Data Flash (NZ) Consumers Price Index - Q1 2001 [2] - Statistics NZ Cheaper Fresh Produce Contributes to Prices Drop [3] and CPI Falls 0.2 Per Cent [4] - Employers And Manufacturers Association - Growth cycle peaked; lower interest rates sought [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00257.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0104/S00112.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0104/S00110.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0104/S00108.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0104/S00104.htm


Scoop Business: Business Confidence Jitters

- “While we're experiencing positive exporting times, value and skill added areas are alarmingly pessimistic,” National's Manufacturing spokesperson Warren Kyd said today. See... Govt exacerbates confidence slide [1] . See also Manufactures Federation - Uncertainty Dents Confidence [2] and WESTPACTRUST SURVEY - WestpacTrust Manufacturers Business Opinion Survey [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00260.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0104/S00106.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0104/S00105.htm


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