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Hard News Is Here!
Calisuri Takes Scoop To Cannes And PJ’s Big Party!
Rosalea Barker: Enduring The Energy Crisis In California
Howard’s End: Our Metallic Diet
Australian Media News Views and Jobs
Mother’s Day Reflections
Kill The Cows – Don’t Kill The Cows
Scoop IT: Xtra And Microsoft Kiwi Net Domination Play
Officials Working On Underage Prostitution
TV2 International Laugh Festival: Tonight’s Co-ordinates
Kua Hainatia te Whakaaetanga Whakataunga a Ngäti Ruanui
Shandwick Cleared By PRINZ On Timberlands PR Ethics
Katya Rivas Introduces Satan


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LOTR Steals The Show At Cannes!

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Hard News Is Here!

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... 20 years ago, when I was a cub reporter, a bunch of us were shown around the local Air Force base, in a tour which took in a couple of Skyhawks. See... HARD NEWS 11/5/01 - Tokenism and Television [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00074.htm


Calisuri Takes Scoop To Cannes And PJ’s Big Party!

- I woke up 3 times in the middle of the night just to be sure I would not miss my train. After all, there was no way in heck I was going to miss the Lord of the Rings press footage and a chance to talk with the cast members. See theonering.net [1] reporter Calisuri’s first report from the Riviera... CANNES LOTR The Footage! Friday at Cannes [2] . See also the first instalment of theonering.net’s cast interviews.... CANNES LOTR: IVs with Lee, McKellen, Rhys-Davies [3]


[1] - http://theonering.net
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00078.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00079.htm


Rosalea Barker: Enduring The Energy Crisis In California

- Trying to make sense of California's energy 'crisis' is like putting your hand in a bucket of eels. Just when you think you've got hold of something substantial to hang onto it slips away. See... Stateside with Rosalea: A Fine Tub O' Tuna [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00076.htm


Howard’s End: Our Metallic Diet

- "You are what you eat" has been the catch-cry of some health professionals for decades. But now, more and more scientists are saying that we all need to know more about the food we eat because some foods can effect behaviour and we could be wasting money on unnecessary vitamin supplements. John Howard has been researching and has filed this report. See... Howard's End: A Little Light Metal [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00075.htm


Australian Media News Views and Jobs

- Ash Long’s weekly look at Australian Media developments. See... Media Flash - May 14, 2001 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00077.htm


Mother’s Day Reflections

- “I've Sniffed Your Flowers, I've Eaten Your Chocolates. Now I Want Some Commitment.” An Opinion Piece Dayna Berghan,National Women's Rights Officer, NZUSA. See... Dayna Berghan: Now I Want Some Commitment [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0105/S00022.htm


Kill The Cows – Don’t Kill The Cows

- Researchers in the US have discovered bacteria in soil and groundwater beneath farms are acquiring genes from bacteria originating in pigs' guts, they fear this could provide a route for potentially dangerous bugs to reach people and the wider environment. See GE Free NZ’s latest comment on the GE Cows controversy.... Cow With Human Genes Trial Should Be Terminated [1] , and SAFE’s AgResearch MS Scam Tip Of The Iceberg [2] . Meanwhile, “ERMA is to be congratulated for its very pragmatic approach to the issue of complying with the High Court’s requirement to reconsider its decision on the application by AgResearch for field trials of transgenic cows,” says the Chairman of the New Zealand Life Sciences Network. See... Network Applauds Pragmatic Decision [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0105/S00039.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0105/S00033.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0105/S00037.htm


Scoop IT: Xtra And Microsoft Net Domination Play

Auckland: 11 May 2001 – News that Telecom’s xtra.co.nz portal is to combine with Microsoft’s msn.com portal heralds a new super-heavyweight in the New Zealand internet space, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. See... XtraMSN will become the heavyweight player [1] and XTRA And MSN Portal Partnership [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0105/S00038.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0105/S00035.htm


Officials Working On Underage Prostitution

- Child, Youth and Family, the Police and community agencies have resolved to continue working to address the issue of underage prostitution and children at risk on the street. See... Statement re Underage Prostitution [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00069.htm


TV2 International Laugh Festival: Tonight’s Co-ordinates

- Flight of the Conchords transfer to Downstage after a sell-out season at BATS. Fly the friendly guys, with your favourite retro-ass, hip pop, future funk, deep A cappella, digi house bongo rock. See... TV2 International Laugh Festival Line, Mon 14 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0105/S00049.htm


Kua Hainatia te Whakaaetanga Whakataunga a Ngäti Ruanui

- Whai tähuhu körero ana te rohe o Taranaki i tënei ata i te hainatanga a te Minita nöna te Mana Whakarite Take e pä ana ki Te Tiriti o Waitangi, a Margaret Wilson, me ngä mängai o Ngäti Ruanui he Whakaaetanga Whakataunga i Pariroa Marae, ki te tonga o Hawera. See…Whakaaetanga Whakataunga a Ngäti Ruanui [1] FULL COVERAGE - Margaret Wilson - Ngati Ruanui settlement signed [2] - Ngati Ruanui Settlement: Background, History, Map, Q&A [3] - C.D. Sludge on Treaty Settlements - Sludge #62: Tino-Rangitiratanga = Maori Rates [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00276.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00275.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00278.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00065.htm


Shandwick Cleared By PRINZ On Timberlands PR Ethics

- Weber Shandwick Worldwide, New Zealand, is pleased to have been vindicated for the communications work carried out on behalf of State Owned Enterprise, Timberlands West Coast Ltd. See... Weber Shandwick satisfied with vindication [1] . See also Nicky Hager’s reaction…An important ethics decision - Nicky Hager [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00065.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00067.htm


Katya Rivas Introduces Satan

- “Crueler than the worst tyrant is the devil that tries to subjugate the greatest possible number of souls, with astuteness and deceits. He wants to have a kingdom in which, without being seen, he would be heard willingly and not by force as it happens in his reign of hate, fury and discord.” See... Katya Rivas: Know Better the Sower of Discord [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00073.htm

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