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Sludge Report: Standardising, Homogenising & Controlling NZ Online
Stateside With Rosalea: In A Flap Over Energy
Howard’s End: Pushing Past The Aged
Media Flash: Oz Media Insider
Sludge Report: The Real Steven Wallace Shooting Story
Export Credit Office Opens July
Pete Poo Poos Fart Tax
Fiji At The Crossroads
DoC A Major Regional Development Stumbling Block
Maori TV “PC Gesturing” - ACT
Anti Casino Group Deserve Medal, Not Legal Bill
Alcohol Strategy launched

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Sludge Report: Standardising, Homogenising & Controlling NZ Online

- In This Edition: Xtra and Microsoft Playing Monopoly On The NZ Web - The Worst Portal In New Zealand Online Media - Xtra’s Attempts To Be Everything To Everybody - So What Should Be Done? See... Sludge Report #67 – Playing Monopoly On The NZ Web [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00123.htm


Stateside With Rosalea: In A Flap Over Energy

- Lately I've been wondering if I can get mates rates at the cryogenics lab downstairs in the building where I work. Man, I'd love to be around in 70 years' time to read the history books. Will 12.30pm, Friday 25 May 2001 be there? See... Stateside with Rosalea: Dinosaur Botty Coughs [1] . See also... Sludge Report #64 - Damp Arrival For Energy Plan [2] , where C.D. Sludge hypothesises that the weather is politically active, and not too pleased with President Bush's energy policy.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00117.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00102.htm


Howard’s End: Pushing Past The Aged

- If I hadn't heard it myself I would never have believed that in this country there is an undertone of impatience, a stated 'be gone with you', an odour of ageism wafting in the stench of air which surrounds us all. See... Howard's End: Beyond Senior And Beyond Repair [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00116.htm


Media Flash: Oz Media Insider

- KERRY PACKER heads this year's BRW 'Rich 200' with an estimated net worth of $6.2 billion. Other media and related industry rich boys and girl are RICHARD PRATT, paper, $3.3 billion; KERRY STOKES, Seven Network, $875 million. See... Media Flash - May 21, 2001 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00120.htm


Sludge Report: The Real Steven Wallace Shooting Story

- Depending on whether you follow the Police version of events, or those of other eye-witnesses to the shooting of Waitara youth Steven Wallace on April 30th 2000, there are variant versions of just what Steven Wallace’s final words were. See... Sludge Report #66 – Steven Wallace’s Last Words [1] and Sludge Report #65 – Killing The Silence


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00122.htm


Export Credit Office Opens July

- The Government’s new export credit scheme will start operations on 1 July, Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Pete Hodgson announced today. See... Export Credit Office to open 1 July [1] . See also ... Export Guarantee No Substitute For Sound Policy - ACT [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00408.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00411.htm


Pete Poo Poos Fart Tax

- Research and development, not taxation, offers the best prospects for reducing methane emissions from sheep and cattle, says Pete Hodgson, Convenor of the Ministerial Group on Climate Change. See... Research The Answer To Agricultural Greenhouse Gas [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00406.htm


Fiji At The Crossroads

- One year on from the coup Fiji faces a crucial phase of its history following the crippling effects of the events of last May 19, Foreign Minister Phil Goff said today See... Fiji – A Year On From The Coup [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00395.htm


DoC A Major Regional Development Stumbling Block

- The Government must urgently conduct a total review of the Department of Conservation's role, ACT Conservation Spokesman MP Gerry Eckhoff said today. See... West Coast Mine Proposal Shows Need for DoC Review [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00407.htm


Maori TV “PC Gesturing” - ACT

- Spending at least $29 million on a new Government-owned Maori language television channel is a waste of money, ACT Broadcasting Spokesman MP Penny Webster said today. See... Labour Politicians Buy A New TV Channel [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00405.htm


Anti Casino Group Deserve Medal, Not Legal Bill

- The Casino Control Authority has recently indicated that it will be seeking $126,500 from a group who opposed the Riverside Casino in Hamilton. This group is made up 14 Hamilton citizens and organisations, including a few local churches. See... Scoop Feedback: Who Are True Public Servants? [1] . See also... Hawkins: Costs Sought in Riverside Casino Case [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00121.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00383.htm


Alcohol Strategy launched

- ACTING HEALTH Minister Tariana Turia today launched the Government's National Alcohol Strategy, calling for government and non-government agencies, the wider community and individuals to work together to help minimise alcohol-related harm. See... Minister Releases National Alcohol Strategy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00397.htm

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