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Howard’s End: Trouble In The Justice System
Anti-GE Protestors Target Starbucks
Frustration At Lack Of Progress On Maori TV
All Blacks Tame Bad-tempered Pumas
Positive Breast Screening Report Good News
Fiji: Diplomat Doubts August Election Will Happen
14B Salesman Prosecuted
Govt Needs To Ask Wahid The Tough Questions
US Execution To Be Broadcast On National Radio
Feedback: Li’l ‘Ol Singapore’s Big Defence Buy
Hamilton Vivisection Conference Protested
Drugs Cost NZ Socially & Economically, Says Anderton
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Howard’s End: Trouble In The Justice System

- Judicial tantrums, rudeness, rolling their eyes, shaking their heads, belittling comments in front of clients and comments to clients families; this is a system in crisis with the public the meat in the sandwich. Justice be damned! See... Howard's End: Justice Be Damned! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00127.htm


Anti-GE Protestors Target Starbucks

- Consumer, environmental, and social justice activists in Auckland, Christchurch and Nelson and scores of other cities from other nations such as UK, Canada, Australia, and Japan, are simultaneously leafleting and staging protests in front of Starbucks coffee shops, demanding they remove genetically engineered ingredients from the company's brand-name products. Meanwhile, a US, ABC News survey of 1,024 adults between June 13-17 2001 found a whopping 93% of the people surveyed indicated they want labels on genetically engineered foods. See... Fair Trade and Green Campaigners target STARBUCKS [1] . See also… Bio-Devastation Conference Actions Planned [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00089.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00088.htm


Frustration At Lack Of Progress On Maori TV

- The Te Reo Maori Television Trust, Te Awhiorangi, today expressed grave concern at what it says is a continued wall of silence and inaction by Government regarding the establishment of a Maori television channel. See... Maori Television Trust Says Progress Hamstrung [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00087.htm


All Blacks Tame Bad-tempered Pumas

- ALL Black power rode rough-shod over Argentinian aggro at Jade Stadium tonight with the Anton Oliver led New Zealand pack paving the way for an impressive 10 try, 67-19 victory over a tough Puma XV. See... ARGY-BARGY: ALL Blacks 67 Los Pumas 19 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00124.htm


Positive Breast Screening Report Good News

- A recently released report into the long-term benefits of breast screening programmes is good news for women, according to The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation. See... Screening Report Is Good News For NZ Women [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0106/S00054.htm


Fiji: Diplomat Doubts August Election Will Happen

- The US' Suva Embassy head of Political Affairs, John Hennessy has been quoted by a journalist as saying that the August elections will not be held. See... Elections Not Likely In August - Diplomat [1] . See also… Military Confirms Reports Of Unrest [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00099.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00100.htm


14B Salesman Prosecuted

- A TIMARU man has been charged with breaches of the Food Act 1981 relating to the sale and packing for sale of products containing 1,4,butanediol. See... Timaru Man Charged [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0106/S00050.htm


Govt Needs To Ask Wahid The Tough Questions

- Green Party Foreign Affairs spokesperson Keith Locke wants the West Papuan issue raised with Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid when he visits here this week. See... Gov't should raise West Papua with Wahid [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00352.htm


US Execution To Be Broadcast On National Radio

- The recent execution of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh focussed international attention on the emotive issue of capital punishment. See... First Complete Broadcast Of An Execution In The US [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00098.htm


Feedback: Li’l ‘Ol Singapore’s Big Defence Buy

- While not wishing to reopen the seemingly "lost cause" debate on defence, recent purchases announced by "the tiny city-state of Singapore" must have our defence wizards wondering how they got it so wrong. See... Singapore Goes Pro-Active [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00126.htm


Hamilton Vivisection Conference Protested

- Animal rights activists are converging on Hamilton this week to protest against a vivisection conference See... Protests Planned For Vivisection Conference [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00090.htm


Drugs Cost NZ Socially & Economically, Says Anderton

- Economic Development Minister Jim Anderton today said that Treatment Works Week is a good time to focus on addressing the drain on our community and economy from alcohol and drug addiction. See... Anderton concerned at costs of untreated addiction [1] and Launch of Treatment Works week- Anderton Speech [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00349.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00348.htm


Katya Rivas

- The things I tell you now are for your instruction and so that others may make them objects for meditation. See... Katya Rivas: Your Will Be Done Not Mine [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00125.htm

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