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PM On CNN Live, Via Satellite
US Introduces NZ Trade Agreement Legislation
Dodgy Diesel: Limited Compo On Offer – FULL COVERAGE
Eco-Economy: Health Budget Solutions
Supercomputer Weather: Break Out The Long Johns
Sludge Report: Why Does It Always Rain On George?
Scoop World: 19th C Solution To 21st C Problem
David Miller: Kashmir Talks Promising News
Breastmilk Safe, Dioxin Levels Fall
Cubiks Employment Survey: ERA Uncertainty
Scoop Feedback: Nazi Mail Anticipates Oldham
Scoop World: Speight treason Case Begins


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PM On CNN Live, Via Satellite

– Prime Minister Helen Clark will address the twelfth annual CNN World Report Conference by satellite early tomorrow. See... PM Addresses CNN Conference By Satellite Link [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00630.htm


US Introduces NZ Trade Agreement Legislation

- The introduction of a bill in the United States Senate to authorise a trade agreement between the United States and New Zealand was extremely welcome, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Proposed United States Trade Agreement Law [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00619.htm


Dodgy Diesel: Limited Compo On Offer – FULL COVERAGE

- The Government has no view on compensating fishermen land-locked by the bad diesel that is clogging fuel filters and stalling engines, Energy Minister Pete Hodgson said. Meanwhile, the oil industry has set up an 0800 line to provide information and manage the process for reimbursing costs of replacing diesel fuel filters. See... Govt Not Stepping Into Diesel Compo Debate [1] . See also... Industry sets up 0800 help line to manage diesel [2] and Progress For Fishing Fleet [3] MORE: - ACT - Diesel Liability Is A Straight Forward Issue [4] - MSA - MSA Urges Marine Diesel Users To Be Cautious [5] - Govt - Govt keeping close watch on diesel problem [6] - Customs To Fast Track Checks On Oil Filters [7] - Gull - Gull Offers To Help Major Oil Companies [8] - NZ Refining Co - Progress Made On Diesel Issue [9] - Mobil - Mobil Reassures Diesel Customers [10] - Shell - Shell New Zealand Warns Of Diesel Quality Problems [11]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00169.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00252.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00259.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00612.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00248.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00605.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00623.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00247.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00233.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00230.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00231.htm


Eco-Economy: Health Budget Solutions

- When Finance Minister Michael Cullen delivered his Budget Speech the other day I couldn't help thinking how we could so effortlessly introduce a scheme like the Japanese Health Care Currency thus alleviating a very bleak health expenditure situation. See... Eco-Economy: Japanese Health Care Currency [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00174.htm


Supercomputer Weather: Break Out The Long Johns

- How cold is it going to stay? Do I need to buy more coal or a new heater? Will there be more snow? These are questions of the moment that require answers, and fortunately NOAA’s supercomputer is here to provide some. See... Supercomputer Weather: NZ's Big Chill To Linger [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00175.htm


Sludge Report: Why Does It Always Rain On George?

- Residents of Washington D.C. must be wondering what has happened to their summer. Rain band after rain band has been sweeping over the US capital for several weeks. And according to the NOAA super-computer the rains are far from finished yet. See... Sludge Report #74 – More Crap Weather For Dubya [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00172.htm


Scoop World: 19th C Solution To 21st C Problem

- The Bush administration, pointing to the rolling blackouts in California and skyrocketing gas prices nationwide, has declared that the U.S. is in the midst of an energy crisis. To meet the challenge, the White House unveiled a plan in early May that emphasizes energy production over conservation. See... Bush Energy Plan Subsidises Big Oil Allies [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0105/S00043.htm


David Miller: Kashmir Talks Promising News

- The possibility of talks between India and Pakistan on Kashmir, which would be the first to be held in over two years, comes at a time of renewed violence in the disputed province and against a backdrop of armed confrontation, the potential for another India-Pakistan war and a development of a nuclear arms programme. See... David Miller: What Is Happening In Kashmir? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00173.htm


Breastmilk Safe, Dioxin Levels Fall

- Levels of dioxins in breastmilk have fallen by about two thirds in the last decade according to a report released by the Ministry of Health today. See... Breastfeeding Benefits Far Outweigh Any Risk [1] and Dioxin Levels In NZers Low Internationally [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0105/S00061.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00614.htm


Cubiks Employment Survey: ERA Uncertainty

- Uncertainty over the impact of the introduction of the Employment Relations Act 2000 is highlighted in the latest Salary Survey from Cubiks Limited. See... ERA Concerns Highlight In Latest Salary Survey [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00234.htm


Scoop Feedback: Nazi Mail Anticipates Oldham

- From Scoop’s “why on earth did we receive this” mail file. The following email was received by Scoop on Saturday via the Scoop feedback form, before the race riots began in Oldham, Manchester. See... Scoop Feedback: A Posting From A Nazi [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00170.htm


Scoop World: Speight treason Case Begins

- The treason case against terrorist George Speight and others begins today with an oral preliminary inquiry. See... Speight Case Begins [1] and Fiji: Police Murder - Tarakinikini Case - Rambuka [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0105/S00044.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0105/S00045.htm

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Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

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