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Letter From Elsewhere: Dangly Earrings Are Not A Feminist Issue
Howard’s End: Feline Healing Power
Herald Journos Strike While Newspaper Boss In Town
Burton Leaves Post Board Unchanged
Big News: Keep The Moral Out Of Oral
Julz World: Portrait Of An Addict
Locke Petitions PM To Exclude Diplomatic Missions From GCSB Bill
Ken’s Rail Romance Blossoms
Reserve Bank Leaves OCR Unchanged
Sutton Rejects Ministerial Inquiry Into Enza
Global Dairy Company Appoints CEO
Katya Rivas


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Letter From Elsewhere: Dangly Earrings Are Not A Feminist Issue

- As a feminist of thirty years’ standing, I would like to make a short statement. Being able to wear short skirts and long earrings to work is not an inalienable feminist right. It is not even a feminist issue. See... Letter From Elsewhere: Inalienable Feminist Rights [1] . See also... Dangly Earring Craze Snowballing [2]




[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00020.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00154.htm


Howard’s End: Feline Healing Power

- A three thousand year old mystery has been solved after scientists discovered that the purring of cats is a natural healing frequency which has helped dispel the myth that a cat has nine lives and that they are simply contented. See... Howard's End: 20-50 Hertz Of Happiness [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00021.htm


Herald Journos Strike While Newspaper Boss In Town

- New Zealand Herald journalists have walked off the job again today, a strike coinciding with a visit to New Zealand by the Irish owner of Wilson and Horton, Sir Anthony O’Reilly. See... Herald Strikes As O’Reilly Visits [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0107/S00047.htm


Burton Leaves Post Board Unchanged

- The board of New Zealand Post has addressed its internal differences and has provided assurance that it is focused on its job of running a successful government-owned business, the Minister for State Owned Enterprises Mark Burton announced today. See... Resolution Of NZ Post Board Issue [1] EARLIER: - ACT - Stop The Bank Until NZ Post Is Sorted [2] - Auditor-General Must Investigate NZ Post Board [3] - Nats - Government Paralysed By Politics [4] - Armstrong's Immediate Resignation Called For [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00067.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00050.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00022.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00039.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00017.htm


Big News: Keep The Moral Out Of Oral

- The Prostitution Law Reform Bill that is currently before the Justice and Electoral Select Committee appears to be heading for parliamentary approval in a country where it is illegal to sell sex but not to buy it. See... Big News : A “Morally Repugnant Trade” [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00018.htm


Julz World: Portrait Of An Addict

- At the moment my addiction is under relative control. I’ve reduced my intake down to half a block a day. On a good day, I can get by on chocolate bikkies alone. See... Julz World: My Name Is Julie & I'm A Chocoholic [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00019.htm


Locke Petitions PM To Exclude Diplomatic Missions From GCSB Bill

- Green Party Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Keith Locke today asked Prime Minister Helen Clark to amend Government Communications Security Bureau Bill to specifically exclude Government spy agencies from spying on diplomatic missions in New Zealand. See... Exclude Spying On Foreign Missions From GCSB Bill [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00063.htm


Shirley's Rail Romance Blossoms

- ACT deputy leader Ken Shirley says he enjoyed a return trip from Tauranga to Auckland on the Kaimai Express this week and believes the threatened rail service could be viable if revamped and properly marketed. See... Revamped Kaimai Express Could Be Viable [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00058.htm


Reserve Bank Leaves OCR Unchanged

- As expected by the market and most market economists, the RBNZ left its official cash rate unchanged at 5.75%. The RBNZ issued a short statement - reproduced overleaf - setting out the rationale for this decision. See... NZ: RBNZ leaves OCR at 5.75% [1] EARLIER: - Business NZ - Reserve Bank Could Boost Business Confidence [2] - EMA - Interest Rates Must Be Cut As Economy Stagnates [3] - ACT - Auckland Economy Shrinks by More Than $600 Million [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0107/S00043.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0107/S00029.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0107/S00028.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00024.htm


Sutton Rejects Ministerial Inquiry Into Enza

- It was too early to call a ministerial inquiry into the circumstances of ENZA's past losses, Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Apple Industry In Crisis: Minister [1] MORE: - Nats - Smith Calls For ENZA Inquiry [2] - ACT - Ministerial Inquiry Needed For Apple Industry [3] - Govt - ENZA past losses - Jim Sutton Statement [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00053.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00036.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00032.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00027.htm


Global Dairy Company Appoints CEO

- The board of Global Dairy Company has appointed Craig Norgate as Chief Executive Officer, John Roadley, Chairman of Global Dairy Company, announced today. See... Craig Norgate Appointed CEO [1] and Meeting With Staff Is Norgate’s First Priority [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0107/S00044.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0107/S00045.htm


Katya Rivas

- When My reign comes, I shall extend My hand and rescue the rest of My people dispersed throughout the earth. The infidels will be united to them and will invoke My name. See... Katya Rivas: My New City Constitutes Salvation [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00017.htm

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