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Hard News Is Here!
TheOneRing.Net: Nurturing The Inner Adolescent
Its Now Or Never For Dairy Merger
Bunkle Seeks Law Change After ‘Patient A’ Disappointment
Foot And Mouth False Alarm
Leave Your Heaters On, There’s No Power Crisis – Yet
Pastors Joining Forces For New Evangelical Movement
Kiwi Tucker Is Killing Us
NCEA Gradings Could Become A Popularity Contest
Kofi Annan Meets With Middle East Leaders
Bush In Europe: Kyoto Protocol Stand Isolationist
Katya Rivas: Suffering For The Sake Of Hope

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Hard News Is Here!

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... we used to have a very good rugby team in Auckland. Often as not, they would win even when they played quite poorly. They'd often go down a try or two early, but you could comfortably bet that by the time they were sucking the half-time orange they'd be ahead. See... HARD NEWS: Sucking on the Half-Time Orange [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00088.htm


TheOneRing.Net: Nurturing The Inner Adolescent

- Tolkien and his keen readers are often criticised for being stuck in eternal adolescence, and labelled as geeks. I'd like to take a closer look at these labels. See... TheOneRing.Net - Are We Not Geeks? [1] . See also... “The Lord Of The Rings” New Zealand Date Change [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00087.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0106/S00034.htm


Its Now Or Never For Dairy Merger

- The Government is unlikely to be prepared to work with the dairy industry on a new merger proposal should the current proposal fail, John Roadley, Chairman of Global Dairy Company, told farmers at the National Agricultural Fieldays at Mystery Creek today. See... No Second Chance For Merger [1] and The Dairy Industry: Inventing Our Own Future [2] MORE: - Farmers For A Better Dairy deal - Global Co Won’t Deliver [3] - Unwary Farmers To Receive Monopoly Money [4] - ACT - Final Chance For Dairy Farmers [5] - Dairy Farmers Of NZ - Biggest Decision Ever for Dairy Farmers [6] - Sir Dryden Spring - Dairy Mega-Merger [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00140.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00139.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00136.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00137.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00214.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00134.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00121.htm


Bunkle Seeks Law Change After ‘Patient A’ Disappointment

- Phillida Bunkle Alliance MP today announced she will seek to introduce a Member’s Bill to change the legal criteria for exemplary damages following the Court of Appeal decision on Patient A. See... Bunkle to seek members bill on exemplary damages [1] and King Sympathises With Gisborne Women [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00206.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00198.htm


Foot And Mouth False Alarm

- New Zealand's exotic disease response system was implemented today after the report of a potential disease outbreak in King Country. See... Exotic disease response [1] and Foot And Mouth Scare Shows How Much NZ Has To Lose [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00205.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00213.htm


Leave Your Heaters On, There’s No Power Crisis – Yet

- Energy Minister Pete Hodgson says New Zealanders should be wary of over-reacting to exaggerated statements and reports about electricity prices. See... Electricity price claims exaggerated [1] . See also... Wind Power Offers Price Stability [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00204.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00123.htm


Pastors Joining Forces For New Evangelical Movement

- Five senior pastors from New Zealand, including Presbyterian moderator Rob Yule, are discussing the introduction of a new evangelical movement modelled on the Evangelical Alliance. See... New Evangelical movement planned in New Zealand [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00086.htm


Kiwi Tucker Is Killing Us

- An updated report on New Zealanders’ nutritional status, released today by Agencies for Nutrition Action, shows that more than 1000 New Zealanders die each year from obesity – more than double the annual road toll. See... Kiwis Dying For Dinner [1] and Obesity Link To Cancer [2] . See also... Reducing Rising Obesity - Restrict Ads To Kids - Greens [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0106/S00033.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0106/S00032.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00209.htm


NCEA Gradings Could Become A Popularity Contest

- National's Education spokesman Gerry Brownlee has revealed an NZQA audit which proves once and for all that the grades given to students under the Government's NCEA proposal will be unreliable. See... NCEA Marking System Will Be A Shambles [1] and NCEA Will Shackle Our Poorest Kids - ACT [2] . See also... School Cert. Internal Assessment Survey Good News [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00197.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00210.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0106/S00012.htm


Kofi Annan Meets With Middle East Leaders

- 14 June – Meeting with leaders of Syria and Jordan, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today discussed prospects for peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians as well as the sanctions against Iraq. See... Annan discusses Middle East peace, Iraq sanctions [1] - State Dept. Daily Press Briefing June 13, 2001 [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00058.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00055.htm


Bush In Europe: Kyoto Protocol Stand Isolationist

- The final conclusion on climate change leaked (1) to Greenpeace of the EU/US summit shows that George W. Bush has failed the American people and walked away from the USA’s commitment to save the climate by ratifying the Kyoto Protocol. See… Bush Fails On Kyoto - The First Domino To Fall [1] and Greenpeace action against export of Norwegian oil [2] MORE: - The White House - Goteborg Press Conference - US-EU Summit [3] - Summit Of The USA and the EU - Goteborg Statement [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00054.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00053.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00057.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00056.htm

Katya Rivas: Suffering For The Sake Of Hope

- Little daughter, no suffering is lost in the divine goodness. Besides, this way you are closer to Me, who also suffered those same pains. It is as if by taking your soul I would bring it closer to My Heart, melt it into Mine. See... Katya Rivas: Suffering and Hope [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00085.htm


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