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Sludge Report: Bill’s Got A Point, But Let’s Not Be Narrowminded About Solutions
Foreign Minister To Tibet On Amnesty's Birthday
Herald Journos Back To Work Today
Dodgy Diesel: Fresh Fuel Promised
Stateside With Rosalea: US Culture
Media Flash: Inside Oz Media
Beef Fat Fries Evidence Food Labelling Laws Need Changing
Controversial Employment Reviews Buried Under Budget Deluge
Students Get Loan Interest Write-off
Big Chill Images #1: The Stark Beauty Of Red Rocks
Big Chill Images #2: Snow Glorious Snow
Qantas Award Winners

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Sludge Report: Bill’s Got A Point, But Let’s Not Be Narrowminded About Solutions

- In This Edition: English’s Point On Borrowing And Saving Hits The Mark - Alternative Ideas Deserve A Look. See... Sludge Report #73 – Borrowing And Saving [1] and Eco-Economy: Fiscal Prudence and Debt Slavery [2] . See also Michael Cullen… Govt's Debt Targets Are Firmly On Track [3] and Bill English…Cullen doesn't have the cash [4] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00166.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00157.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00596.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00591.htm


Foreign Minister To Tibet On Amnesty's Birthday

- Phil Goff becomes the first New Zealand Foreign Minister to visit Tibet when he leaves for the region tomorrow. He is planning on visiting prisoners of conscience whose cases have been highlighted by Amnesty International. See... Goff To Make Historic Visit To Tibet [1] . Meanwhile, New Zealanders are being asked to raise their glasses in a Toast to Freedom on Monday to celebrate the 40th birthday of the world's largest human rights organization, Amnesty International. See… Scoop Image: NZers asked to Toast Freedom


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00575.htm


Herald Journos Back To Work Today

- Striking journalists at the NZ Herald will return to work tomorrow (Monday) to consider a new offer from the company. See… New offer gets Herald journos back to work [1] EARLIER: - Herald Journalists On Strike Sunday [2] - Evening Post Latest Paper To Strike [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00229.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00228.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00217.htm


Dodgy Diesel: Fresh Fuel Promised

- New Zealand Refining Company General Manager, Alan Davey, said today that positive progress was being made to produce and distribute new winter diesel stocks. See... Progress Made On Diesel Issue [1] EARLIER: - Mobil Reassures Diesel Customers [2] - Shell New Zealand Warns Of Diesel Quality Problems [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00233.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00230.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00231.htm


Stateside With Rosalea: US Culture

- Anyone old enough to remember Zwines nightclub in Auckland (or even the classic Blams' melody alluded to above) is by definition a boring old fart well past the use-by date punks had stamped onto their foreheads back in the late 1970s. See... Stateside With Rosalea: Arts Edition [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00165.htm


Media Flash: Inside Oz Media

- * COLIN DUCK'S brave Sunday Advertiser tabloid experiment in Geelong has closed. There was no edition yesterday. There was no major announcement in Saturday's Geelong Advertiser, except to indicate that the Monday-Saturday editions were now 'Bigger, Better, Bolder, Bumper, Brighter and Banter'. See... Media Flash - May 28, 2001 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00162.htm


Beef Fat Fries Evidence Food Labelling Laws Need Changing

- News that McDonalds and other fast food chains like Burger King cook their French fries in beef lard make it imperative that labelling laws are changed to require manufacturers to disclose whether they use animal-based ingredients in their food, Green Safe Food Spokesperson Sue Kedgley said today. See... Greens Want Full Animal Disclosure From McDonalds [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00587.htm


Controversial Employment Reviews Buried Under Budget Deluge

- The Government purposely avoided scrutiny of its controversial employment reviews by releasing them on the eve of Budget day, National's Industrial Relations Spokesperson Lockwood Smith said today. See... Govt Buried Employment Reviews Under Budget [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00582.htm


Students Get Loan Interest Write-off

- Around 60,000 student loan borrowers will receive statements over the next seven days detailing their share of a $30 million student loan interest write-off, Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Minister Steve Maharey said today. See... $30 Million Interest Written Off Student Loans [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00577.htm


Big Chill Images #1: The Stark Beauty Of Red Rocks

- These panoramic images were taken during the recent, bitterly cold, weekend on the South Coast of Wellington. The panoramic images show the view from the bay on the way to Red Rocks, and the famous Red Rocks themselves. See... Scoop Images: Cold Winds Blow Over Red Rocks [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00163.htm


Big Chill Images #2: Snow Glorious Snow

- The recent cold snap that has brought near freezing temperatures to most of the South Island has also brought snow, and lots of it. As the following images show, the 2001 skiing season is shaping up to be the best New Zealand has experienced in years. See... Scoop Images: Here Comes The Snow… [1] and Images: Mt Ruapehu Basks In Blanket Of White [2] . Snowcam images from http://www.snowcam.co.nz.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00164.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0105/S00096.htm


Qantas Award Winners

– Scoop Columnist Russell Brown is among the winners in tonight’s Qantas print journalism awards. Congrats Russell! See…Qantas Media Awards - Print Results [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0105/S00092.htm

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

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

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

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Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

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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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