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Eco Economy: Public Meeting Tonight
MAYDAY: Supercomputer Weather: May Day Ceasefire To Be Sealed With A Shower?
MAYDAY: Water Protest @ Bucket Fountain
NZ’s New Hemp Industry Eagerly Anticipated
Stateside With Rosalea: Sunday Funnies Serious Business
Even The Leaders Of The Left Like My Ideas – Prebble
Love Your Body Luv, & Wrap Your Laughing Gear Around This
Dayna Berghan: Dangerous Curves
Media Flash: Oz Media Insider
Oz Appoints Churchman Governor General
Canadian Women Stressed & Sick
‘Canes Deliver Bonus Entertainment In Final Forty
Katya Rivas


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Eco Economy: Public Meeting Tonight

- 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


Supercomputer Weather: May Day Ceasefire To Be Sealed With A Shower?

- The latest pictures from the NOAA supercomputer show showers falling over Israel, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon on May Day. Last night Israel announced it plans to take unilateral steps to ease the levels of tensions in Israel and the occupied territories. Will a long awaited ceasefire be sealed with a shower? See... Supercomputer Weather: Peace Rains In Middle East? [1] . See also earlier forecast for May Day weather... Supercomputer Weather: May Day Around The World [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00153.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/48/2f/200104241416.c9fc94c3.html


MAYDAY: Water Protest @ Bucket Fountain

- On Tuesday May 1, 2001 Victoria University's Ecoaction will be demonstrating against the proposal of Hutt City Council, Wellington City Council and Wellington Regional Council to transfer the management of our water services to a trust. See... Cuba Mall's Bucket Fountain For Auction [1] MORE MAYDAY ACTION: - AK Mayday Activists - Spirit Of Quebec Comes To Auckland On Mayday [2] - May Day March & Rally - Auckland [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0104/S00097.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0104/S00098.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0104/S00100.htm


NZ’s New Hemp Industry Eagerly Anticipated

- “We are very pleased with the progress made by the current government towards establishing a hemp industry ” said Mr Mac McIntosh, Chairman NZHIA and we would like to congratulate the Minister, the Labour/Alliance Government and the Green party on finally allowing trials to go ahead. See... Hemp Industry Assn Pleased With Progress [1] and Industrial Hemp Announcement Good For New Zealand - Federated Farmers [2] EARLIER: - Greens - Industrial hemp trials at last! [3] - Govt - Trial cultivation of industrial hemp - With Q&A [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0104/S00186.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0104/S00185.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00431.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00429.htm


Stateside With Rosalea: Sunday Funnies Serious Business

- But wait! There's more! Steak knives brandishing, the Examiner Sunday edition this morning has moved its comics from the inside to the outside! Not only do they also have Doonesbury as the top strip, but they have Boondocks by Aaron McGruder on the front page. See... Stateside with Rosalea: Yeah, right! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00149.htm


Even The Leaders Of The Left Like My Ideas – Prebble

- ACT leader Richard Prebble says his party is winning the “battle of ideas” in Parliament, with other parties adopting many of ACT’s policies as their own. See... IDEAS [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00439.htm


Love Your Body Luv, & Wrap Your Laughing Gear Around This

- Women from the Tertiary Women's Focus Group, (the women's network of the New Zealand University Students Association) are pleading with supermodel and actor Rachel Hunter not to lose any more weight to please modelling agencies. See... Rachel, Forget Rod, have a cream bun instead! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0104/S00066.htm


Dayna Berghan: Dangerous Curves

- Two opinion articles by the National Women's Rights Officer of the New Zealand University Students' Association. I was rushing to find pen and paper as soon as possible when I caught "Perfect Breasts" (9.30 p.m. Channel one, Friday 20th April). See... You Are Either A Damsel Or A Superbitch [1] and There Is Supply, Then There Is Demand [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0104/S00024.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0104/S00025.htm


Media Flash: Oz Media Insider

- Last Thursday Harris and Company abolished the position formerly held by PAUL HARRIS and created two new positions, Advocate general manager and corporate affairs general manager. See... Media Flash - April 30, 2001 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00152.htm


Oz Appoints Churchman Governor General

- The appointment of an Anglican archbishop as Australia's constitutional head of state has rekindled the republican debate and accelerated discussion of the relationship between church and state. See... Church Vs State Issues Raised In Oz GG Appointment [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00150.htm


Canadian Women Stressed & Sick

- A stress epidemic among Canadian women, is taking a severe toll on their health, according to a new study carried out by Statistics Canada, and the Canadian Institute for Health Information. Details of the study are contained in a report released in Ottawa today. See... It’s Not Easy Being A Canuk Sheila [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00148.htm


‘Canes Deliver Bonus Entertainment In Final Forty

- A FULL eighty minute effort highlighted by a sensational last fifteen saw the Hurricanes wow a packed Rugby Park with four exhillarating tries Friday to earn a valuable bonus point which capped off an extremely impressive 41-17 thrashing of a strong Warratah squad. See... 'CANES stake finals with Warratah thrashing [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00147.htm


Katya Rivas

- The soul is incited to love Me when I show it the beauty of the object of its search. It is necessary that I build a refuge for each one of you where you can find Me and recognize Me. See... Katya Rivas: Take Part in All of My Life [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00151.htm

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