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Double Dose Of Hard News Is Here!
Eco Economy: Why Not Interest Free Loans For Councils?
Begging The Question: Where’s Lashlie’s Journalism Award?
Dunne Demands Govt Response To Chinese Arrogance
Electrifying Government
Good Advice From The Reverend
Its Moider Out There For Press Secretaries
Super Prefunding Is Not The Way – Farmers
Lady With Lockjaw Lapdog

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Double Dose Of Hard News Is Here!

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... and greetings from Amsterdam, home of meat, bread, cheese and chocolate; of buds and beer, of tolerance and the apparently compulsory smoking of tobacco. See... HARD NEWS FROM EUROPE: The Stolen Edition [1] . Yes, it's me down the phone line again, but from parts no more distant or exotic than Pt Chevalier. Where, I am happy to report, the weather is pleasant and the vista a delight. See... HARD NEWS 27/4/01 - A Shambles in Paradise [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00144.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00143.htm


Eco Economy: Why Not Interest Free Loans For Councils?

- Ratepayers continue to suffer because local authorities are paying interest on their loans for essential capital works when they could be getting this money interest free from the Reserve Bank. NZ Banking Reform is having a public meeting on Monday at Connolly Hall, Hill St, Thorndon on Monday 30 April at 7.30. Alliance mayoral candidate Stephanie Cook, Nathan Goodhue, Heather Smith, and Lowell Manning will be speaking. See... Eco-Economy: Interest Free Council Loans Possible [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00142.htm


Begging The Question: Where’s Lashlie’s Journalism Award?

- The incident of Ces Lashlie's expulsion from the Specialist Education Service coincided with a report on School expulsions - you can shoot the messenger but some measures and some messages won't go away that easily. See... Begging The Question : Shooting the Message? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00140.htm


Dunne Demands Govt Response To Chinese Arrogance

- United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne, is calling on the New Zealand Government to lodge an official protest with the Chinese Government over the Chinese Embassy's actions in writing to New Zealand MPs warning them against visiting Taiwan. See... NZ Must Protest Chinese Embassy's Actions [1] and Re: Dunne Release On Chinese Embassy [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00414.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00424.htm


Electrifying Government

- Prime Minister Helen Clark and State Services Minister Trevor Mallard released the Government's e-government strategy yesterday. See… Government.nz@your.service [1] - The future for Joe Public under e-government [2] - How E-Government will help our businesses [3] REACTION: - ITANZ - Industry Supports E-Govt Plan [4] - Nats - E-Government Is All E-Spin [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00421.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00422.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00423.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0104/S00179.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00400.htm


Good Advice From The Reverend

- Christchurch anarchist group the Anarchist Round Table (ART) is delighted to announce that Reverend Jeremiah Lovebucks, head of the International Church of the Almighty Dollar, will be in Christchurch to lead a special May Day service starting at 12 noon on Tuesday May 1 at the corner of Cashel Mall and High Street, Christchurch. See... Reverend Jeremiah Lovebucks Is Coming To Town! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0104/S00088.htm


Its Moider Out There For Press Secretaries

- RE: Matt Robson's press release. “Disarmament Minister Matt Robson is asking the Opposition leader Jenny Shipley to reign in her defence spokesperson.” See... Roobson Moiders Englich Languish [1] EARLIER: - Matt Robson - Shipley Needs To Get Bradford Under Control [2] - Max Bradford - See... Robson In Land Of Noddy [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00408.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00402.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00390.htm


Super Prefunding Is Not The Way – Farmers

- Federated Farmers, President, Alistair Polson earlier today congratulated the Government on recognising that an ageing population is going to place a large strain on the economy. However, farmers do not consider the approach proposed in the New Zealand Superannuation Bill is acceptable. See... Prefunding Super Not The Answer For The Future [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0104/S00175.htm


Lady With Lockjaw Lapdog

- “It was with horror, loathing and appalled disgust that we learnt about the career prospects of Prebbo if ARF loses its kennels in Parliament!!!” exclaimed Sister Raptophilia SM at news of a breaking political scandal. See... Prebbo Seeking Royal Corgi Vacancy- Denounced!!! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0104/S00091.htm

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Werewolf: Living With Rio’s Olympic Ruins

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Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

It hasn’t been much fun at all to see how “war on drugs in sport” has become a proxy version of the Cold War, fixated on Russia. This weekend’s banning of the Russian long jumper Darya Klishina took that fixation to fresh extremes. More>>

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Binoy Kampmark: Kevin Rudd’s Failed UN Secretary General Bid

Few sights are sadder in international diplomacy than seeing an aging figure desperate for honours. In a desperate effort to net them, he scurries around, cultivating, prodding, wishing to be noted. Finally, such an honour is netted, in all likelihood just to shut that overly keen individual up. More>>

Open Source / Open Society: The Scoop Foundation - An Open Model For NZ Media

Access to accurate, relevant and timely information is a crucial aspect of an open and transparent society. However, in our digital society information is in a state of flux with every aspect of its creation, delivery and consumption undergoing profound redefinition... More>>

Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

I’ll focus here on just two ways that dis-enfranchisement is currently occurring in the US: (a) by the rigging of the boundary lines for voter districts and (b) by demanding elaborate photo IDs before people are allowed to cast their vote. More>>

Ramzy Baroud: Being Black Palestinian - Solidarity As A Welcome Pathology

It should come as no surprise that the loudest international solidarity that accompanied the continued spate of the killing of Black Americans comes from Palestine; that books have already been written and published by Palestinians about the plight of their Black brethren. In fact, that solidarity is mutual. More>>

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