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Sludge Report: Where's The Real News?
Hard News Is Here
Dangly Earrings: The Fashion Statement With A Social Message
Sludge Report: It’s The Economy Stupid!
Economy Less Than 1% Bigger Than It Was A Year Ago
Dollar Tumbling – Could Interest Rates Be Heading South?
PSA Appalled At Probation Officer Mass Suspensions
Goff Welcomes Slobodan Milosevic Extradition
Breast Cancer Foundation Defends Self-examination
Where Scoop Is At & Where We’re Going
Scoop World: Colin Powell Meets Middle East Leaders
Bayer Sponsorship Saves Bird Savers

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Sludge Report: Where's The Real News?

- As Foreign Minister Phil Goff sounds off about the handing over of European war criminal Slobodan Milosevic on the TV news tonight, please spare a thought for a news event of considerable more import, far closer to home. See... Sludge Report #90 – Closer To Home [1] . See also... PNG Government Puts Off NZ Parliamentary Visit [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00160.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00461.htm


Hard News Is Here

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... Most of the court cases we televise just aren't that interesting as news television. Seriously, when was the last time you saw an Employment Court case on TV? But this one, with spin doctors shadowing both sides and the plaintiff giving a virtuoso performance as herself, is almost constructed for broadcast. See... HARD NEWS 29/7/01 - The Ultimate Fashion Victim [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00156.htm


Dangly Earrings: The Fashion Statement With A Social Message

- The following email, urging women to get their Christine Rankin styled glad rags on in support of women workers, is doing the rounds across the country. Meanwhile, broadcasters Robert Rakete and James Coleman both donned Rankinesque dangly earings on TV3’s The Panel last night, and Alliance MP Phillida Bunkle wowed Parliament’s debating chamber with a short skirt and a pair of weighty ear decorations. Is a fashion craze with a social message about to sweep the nation? See... Dangly Earring Craze Snowballing [1] . See also... Scoop Images: Steve Maharey's Hit Record [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00154.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00157.htm


Sludge Report: It’s The Economy Stupid!

Reading the headlines in the papers lately, C.D. Sludge has been rather surprised to read, over and over again, reports appearing to indicate that the NZ economy is AOK, hunky-dory, in short, a box of birds. It isn't. - See... Sludge Report #91 – NZ's Flat (Or Is It Shrinking?) Economy [1] . See also... Sludge Feedback: Shrinking Or What? [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00155.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00159.htm


Economy Less Than 1% Bigger Than It Was A Year Ago

- No change in GDP was recorded in the March 2001 quarter, according to information released today by Statistics New Zealand. This follows a 0.4 per cent increase in the December 2000 quarter, a 0.9 per cent increase in the September 2000 quarter, and a 0.6% contraction in the June 2000 quarter. See... Economic Activity Flat in March Quarter [1] REACTION: - Deutsche Bank -NZ: GDP - March 2001 Quarter [2] - Govt - GDP Result Disappointing But Historic - Cullen [3] - ACT - New Direction Needed To Get Economy Growing [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00273.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00277.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00443.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00455.htm


Dollar Tumbling – Could Interest Rates Be Heading South?

– Since 5pm last night the Kiwi Dollar has been falling steadily. According to Yahoo’s currency calculator [1] the dollar was buying 40.52 US Cents at 3.40pm this afternoon down from close to 41.7 Cents yesterday afternoon. Meanwhile on the futures markets interest rates have been falling for the past two days. See... Futures 28 June [2] and Futures Daily Market Report - 27 June [3] . For a contrary viewpoint see… NZ: RBNZ OCR Review: No Change Expected [4]


[1] - http://quote.yahoo.com/m5?a=1&s=NZD&t=USD
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00268.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00253.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00278.htm


PSA Appalled At Probation Officer Mass Suspensions

- “There have been mass suspensions in the Community Probation Service this morning,” said PSA national secretary Richard Wagstaff. “We are appalled that the Probation Service has taken this aggressive approach... See... Mass Suspensions In Probation [1] . See also… Probation Workers Vote To Fight On [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00123.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00120.htm


Goff Welcomes Slobodan Milosevic Extradition

- Foreign Minister Phil Goff has welcomed the decision by Serbia's reformist government to extradite former leader Slobodan Milosevic to stand trial before the War Crimes Tribunal in the Hague. See... Goff Welcomes Extradition Of Milosevic [1] and Amnesty Welcomes Milosevic's Transfer [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00439.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00127.htm


Breast Cancer Foundation Defends Self-examination

- The debate over breast self-examination should be put into perspective, says The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation. See... Statement On Breast Self-Examination [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0106/S00066.htm


Where Scoop Is At & Where We’re Going

- This is the first message in what we expect will be a very occasional series of broadcast emails to you - the community of My Scoop subscribers. It is intended as update on where Scoop is at, where we have been and where we are going. See... Scoop Update #1: Our Day Of Reckoning Approaches [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00151.htm


Scoop World: Colin Powell Meets Middle East Leaders

- FOREIGN MINISTER PERES: It is with pleasure that we receive the Secretary of State, Colin Powell, on an extremely important visit at a very sensitive period of time in the Middle East. See... Powell And Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres [1] MORE: - Powell & Palestinian Authority Chair Yasser Arafat [2] - Powell with Israeli President Moshe Katsav [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00124.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00125.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00126.htm


Bayer Sponsorship Saves Bird Savers

- Whangarei's cash-strapped Native Bird Recovery Centre is out of danger, thanks to sponsorship from a major international company. See... Native Bird Centre Saved [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0106/S00061.htm


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