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Sludge Report: Searching For High Ground In The Middle East
Call For Interest Rate Cut, As Economy Stagnates
Selwyn Manning: Health Funding Failing South Auckland
Fiji Murders: Scott Warned Not To Testify Against Speight
Fatal PNG Protests Could Be Beginning Of Nationwide Uprising
David Miller: Milosevic In Cuffs
Decision On Post Board Hamstrung By Internal Politics
Privy Council Judgement Victory For Iwi, Say Treaty Tribes
Scoop World: Images & Commentary From Salzburg Protests
Probation Service Breaking Down
Katya Rivas: My Image, My Eyes

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Sludge Report: Searching For High Ground In The Middle East

- Of course in the Northern hemisphere it is not winter at all (but it is where Sludge is, hence the use of the quote). And there can be little doubt that the dogs of war are currently out and about, baying to be allowed back to their games of destruction and evil. See... Sludge Report #92 – A Winter Of Discontent [1]




[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00013.htm


Call For Interest Rate Cut, As Economy Stagnates

- The Reserve Bank could help boost business confidence by cutting interest rates tomorrow, says Business NZ. See... Reserve Bank Could Boost Business Confidence [1] and Interest Rates Must Be Cut As Economy Stagnates [2] . See also… Auckland Economy Shrinks by More Than $600 Million [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0107/S00029.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0107/S00028.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00024.htm


Selwyn Manning: Health Funding Failing South Auckland

- The argument has been raging for years: it all boils down to two options. Should population based health funding be founded on principles of health status and need, or one of divvying out the health dollar by pure headcount. See... Population Based Funding - A Two Faced Beast [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00014.htm


Fiji Murders: Scott Warned Not To Testify Against Speight

- The Director of Red Cross, John Scott was threatened and warned not to give evidence against the terrorists. See... Red Cross Director Was Threatened By Terrorists [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0107/S00008.htm


Fatal PNG Protests Could Be Beginning Of Nationwide Uprising

- What started as a peaceful student sit-in against privatisation may yet erupt into a nationwide uprising against Prime Minister Sir Makere Morauta, after police shot dead at least three students in what some have dubbed “Papua New Guinea's Tiananmen Square''. See... Papua New Guinea: People rebel against World Bank [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00010.htm


David Miller: Milosevic In Cuffs

- The sight of Milosevic arriving at The Hague in hand cuffs serves as a reminder that even those at the highest levels of government are not immune from justice should they be responsible for atrocities and that cases such as this are not limited to the Balkans. See... David Miller: Extraditing Slobodan Milosevic [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00011.htm


Decision On Post Board Hamstrung By Internal Politics

- "More than two weeks after the Government was alerted to problems in New Zealand Post it has still failed to properly address the issues," National Finance Spokesperson Bill English said. See... Government Paralysed By Politics [1] MORE: - Govt - Update on NZ Post Board [2] - Nats - Armstrong's Immediate Resignation Called For [3] - ACT - Auditor-General Must Investigate NZ Post Board [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00039.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00028.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00017.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00022.htm


Privy Council Judgement Victory For Iwi, Say Treaty Tribes

- Yesterday’s Privy Council judgement is the strongest possible endorsement for the Treaty Tribes Coalition case that Maori fishing assets should be allocated to iwi immediately, chairman Harry Mikaere said today. See... Privy Council Victory For Treaty Tribes Coalition [1] REACTION: - ACT - Distribution of Fisheries Must Finally Begin [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00005.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00033.htm


Scoop World: Images & Commentary From Salzburg Protests

- Anti-Capitalist protestors have been busy on the Streets of Salzburg today battling the World Economic Forum, the organisation whose meeting of super-capitalists, politicians, industrialists and the media in Melbourne last year caused such a stir. See... Scoop Images: The Battle of Salzburg [1] and The Battle of Salzburg - Running Commentary [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00008.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0107/S00006.htm


Probation Service Breaking Down

- Late today the PSA forwarded to the Minister of Justice Matt Robson, a number of serious concerns the union has about the breakdown of service delivered in CPS. See... Probation Service Failing [1] MORE: - PSA - Further Probations Service Action Likely Tomorrow [Tuesday] [2] and PSA To Meet CPS Tomorrow Afternoon [Tuesday] [3] - Nats - Robson Allows Probation Unrest To Create Injustice [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00004.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00003.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00002.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00009.htm


Katya Rivas: My Image, My Eyes

- My daughter, the face that you see in your soul is My image. When you see all these things, it is because you see with My eyes. See... Katya Rivas: Thy Kingdom Come [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00009.htm


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