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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House – Today’s Q&A
Keith Rankin Defends Home Tax
Lindsay Perigo: X-pensive Wino
Clarky Picks Narrow All Black Victory On Saturday
Kiwi NetSurfers Bugging Out Online
Introducing New Zealand’s Latest E-venture - Pdom.com
Feedback: Could Maverick Demonstrators Be Cops?
Scoop World: Papua New Guinea Protests
Scoop World: Powell En Route To Middle East
New Zealand Importing More
America’s Favourite Tool Targets NZ
Probation Workers Back On The Job Today


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Scoop Is In The House – Today’s Q&A

- Today's questions of the day concerned: Christine Rankin – Secondary School Leavers – Christine Rankin And The PM – Wellington Police Numbers – NZ Post – Police Cars – DHB Funding – Border Control Measures – Court Fees – Child Labour – Knowledge Economy - School Leavers. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 28 June [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00148.htm


Keith Rankin Defends Home Tax

- The opprobrium heaped onto the 2001 Tax Review committee for suggesting a home ownership tax was so loud and so righteous that it pre-empted any reasonable public debate on both that issue and the other issues raised by the taskforce. See... Keith Rankin: In Defence Of Equitable Home Tax [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00145.htm


Lindsay Perigo: X-pensive Wino

- Yesterday I was a tad under the weather from staying up very late the night before, talking & quaffing with friends into the wee hours. It was one of those "meaning of life" conversations, with some good-natured sparring punctuating its more serious threads. See... Lindsay Perigo: Self-Respect, Not Self-Obsession [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00147.htm


Clarky Picks Narrow All Black Victory On Saturday

- “Recent matches between [the All Blacks and France] have been tense, hard fought and, dare I say it, heart-breaking affairs. They’ve also been notable for the high quality of the rugby, and I hope we see a similarly exhilarating match this Saturday. 33-27 to the All Blacks,” says Prime Minister and occasional rugby commentator Helen Clark. See... All Blacks Will Win, Say Well-Known Kiwis [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0106/S00067.htm


Kiwi NetSurfers Bugging Out Online

- Auckland – 28 June 2001 – Kiwis clocked up over six million hours of Internet surfing at home during May according to the latest statistics released by Nielsen//NetRatings. See... Kiwis Are Six Million Hour Surfers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0106/S00064.htm


Introducing New Zealand’s Latest E-venture - Pdom.com

- "In the future, many people will have what few have enjoyed in the past: a second address" says Robert Wiles CEO, Pdom. Wiles isn't talking about a cabin in the mountains or a house by the sea; but a place in cyberspace - a personal domain name (PDN) based on a person's name. See... Property Boom In Virtual Real Estate [1] MORE: - A New Way To Preserve The Family Name [2] - Web Company Takes The Pulse Of Personal Websites [3] - New Tools For Net Name Prospecting [4] - Personal Domain Names Emerge As New Commodity [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0106/S00066.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0106/S00070.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0106/S00069.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0106/S00068.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0106/S00067.htm


Feedback: Could Maverick Demonstrators Be Cops?

- Internationally, journalists report that undercover police have been discovered at demonstrations throughout Europe smashing storefront windows and staging fights to incite protestors to riot. See... Feedback: Police Set Up Demonstrators for Arrest [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00122.htm


Scoop World: Papua New Guinea Protests

- On the early morning of Tuesday 26 of June 2001, PNG police teargassed and opened fire on students protesting against the IMF and World Bank, resulting in 3 dead and 17 wounded. See... Support Anti-IMF And World Bank Protestors In PNG [1] and Condemn PNG Government Killing Of Protesters [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00120.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00115.htm


Scoop World: Powell En Route To Middle East

- “I hope to make progress, whether it is by inches, feet, meters, miles, or whatever. Though I hope we'll make some progress.” See... Colin Powell BriefingOn Aircraft en route to Egypt [1] and Powell Press Briefing with Foreign Minister Maher [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00118.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00119.htm


New Zealand Importing More

- The value of merchandise imports for May 2001 is $2,568 million, according to latest figures released by Statistics New Zealand. The latest data shows a rising imports trend over the last two months, following several months of little change. See... Imports Value Grows [1] and NZ: Merchandise Trade Balance, Imports - May 2001 [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00256.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00264.htm


America’s Favourite Tool Targets NZ

- The Leatherman multi-tool is given credit for a range of amazing rescue and fix-it feats and now the American-based company that invented the tools is targeting New Zealand with the belief it can become one of its top markets. See... Leatherman Potential In New Zealand [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00259.htm


Probation Workers Back On The Job Today

- After urgent meetings last night between PSA and CPS representatives, suspended probation officers will be reinstated and all other staff will return to work today. See... Probation Workers Back On The Job [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00119.htm


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