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Keith Rankin: Before Christine, There Was Carruthers
Timberlands West Coast Forests Transferred To DoC
The European Parliament’s ECHELON Report
Dodgy Diesel: Marine Fuel Stations Open Tomorrow
Mystery Sheep Seeks Help Researching Roots
Former Parry Patients Call For Full Inquiry
Elective Surgery Waiting Lists Shorter
Herald Employment Talks Break Down
Launching NZ Back Into The First World
Knowledge Wave: Making Smarter, More Successful Kiwis


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Keith Rankin: Before Christine, There Was Carruthers

- The experience of Christine Rankin in having her job disestablished via an underhand political manoeuvre reminds me of another senior public servant - John Carruthers - who suffered a similar experience in 1878. See... Keith Rankin: John Carruthers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00185.htm


Timberlands West Coast Forests Transferred To DoC

- The government announced the transfer of all West Coast indigenous forests currently managed by Timberlands West Coast to conservation lands to be managed by the Department of Conservation. See... Indigenous West Coast forests transferred to DOC [1] - A landmark decision in rainforest conservation [2] - Minister's speech - West Coast indigenous forests [3] - Timberlands' future in exotic forestry [4] REACTION: - Greens - Sustainable Economic Future For Coasters [5] - ECO - Protection Of Timberland's Forests Welcomed [6] - Nats - Announcement Exposes Govt Double Standard - ACT - Removal Of Forests From Timberlands A Disgrace [7] - Native Forest Action - Announcement pleases forest activists [8] - Forest & Bird - Forests’ Announcement – A Momentous Decision [9]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00649.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00651.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00652.htm
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[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00148.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00666.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00146.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00145.htm


The European Parliament’s ECHELON Report

- Possible threats to privacy and to businesses posed by a system of the ECHELON type arise not only from the fact that is a particularly powerful monitoring system, but also that it operates in a largely legislation-free area. See... ECHELON Interception System - Euro. Parlt. Report [1] . See also... Locke calls for encryption software for MPs [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0105/S00046.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00654.htm


Dodgy Diesel: Marine Fuel Stations Open Tomorrow

- Most of BP’s 15 marine fuel stations will be open for business tomorrow (Friday, 1 June 2001) in time for the long weekend. See... BP Brings Marine Diesel Situation Under Control [1] MORE: - Shell - Personal And Environmental Safety Are Priority [2] - MSA - MSA Urges Recreational Boaties To Be Cautious [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00291.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00287.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00286.htm


Mystery Sheep Seeks Help Researching Roots

- A few years ago, on Father's day, as a joke, my daughter presented me with a full sized stuffed sheep(complete in EVERY detail.) This must rate as one of the weirdest Father's Day gifts ever. See... Help Needed For Origins Of "Baasil" The Ram [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00186.htm


Former Parry Patients Call For Full Inquiry

- Alliance MP Phillida Bunkle today met with a group of Graham Parry’s former patients and their partners from Keri Keri in the far North. Every one of these women, all of whom have suffered at the hands of Parry, are deeply concerned that, following a decision in Auckland District Court yesterday, he is allowed to continue to practice in obstetrics and ultra scan. See... Graham Parry’s Former Patients Outraged [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00681.htm


Elective Surgery Waiting Lists Shorter

- Health Minister Annette King today welcomed the fact that the Elective Services Second Quarterly Report for 2000/2001 shows New Zealanders are spending less time waiting for care. See... Progress On Waiting Times [1] MORE: - MoH - Faster Access To Elective Services [2] - Nats - Surgery Delays Unacceptable [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00687.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0105/S00066.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00672.htm


Herald Employment Talks Break Down

- Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union advocate Tony Wilton said that the company was sticking to its position on the crucial issue of who could belong to the collective agreement, despite a significant move from the union. See... NZ Herald talks fail [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00272.htm


Launching NZ Back Into The First World

- Prime Minister, Ministers of the Crown, Members of Parliament, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen: It is my privilege to welcome you and to express our very great pleasure that you are able this evening to share with us a special occasion: the formal opening of the offices of New Zealand's newest, biggest, and most representative business organisation, Business New Zealand. See... Partnership In Prosperity - Doug Marsh [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00274.htm


Knowledge Wave: Making Smarter, More Successful Kiwis

- Finding practical new ways to make New Zealand a smarter, more successful country is the challenge of the Catching the Knowledge Wave conference, whose programme and line-up of keynote speakers were unveiled today by Prime Minister Helen Clark and the Vice-Chancellor of The University of Auckland, Dr John Hood. See... Line-Up To Focus On Creating New Kiwi Prosperity [1] MORE: - Knowledge Wave - Selected Speaker Biographies [2] - Committee Represents Broad Cross Section Of NZ [3] - Key Themes Of The Knowledge Wave Conference [4] - World Class NZers invited to have an input [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00141.htm
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[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00143.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00142.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00665.htm


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