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1: 'Natural Born Killers' Bred In NZ For First Time

New Zealand's most ferocious predators, the stoat, has been bred in captivity for the first time in the Southern Hemisphere. Scientists say this will help them find ways to stop stoats breeding as prolifically in the wild.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0112/S00017.htm


2: Stateside With Rosalea: Praise Be

We are huddled here today beneath the cone of silence, speaking in code, lest the creepy crawly webbots that catapulted me to the top of the Scoop ratings last week on account of a few acronyms and keywords should find us and distort the news-value ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00090.htm


3: Scoop Satire: Moneychangers Chased from NZRFUKU

An excerpt from the Book of Mate: Ch 5, verses 6-16.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00085.htm


4: Greenpeace Images: Whale Murder In Southern Seas

Full Screen Size Images of Japanese whaling underway in the Southern Ocean. Minke whale flees a harpoon. A whale is shot. And pulled in to be slaughtered. Greenpeace activists are sprayed with watercannon as they attempt to go to the whales aid.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0112/S00140.htm


5: Howard's End: How Can They Sleep At Night!

Personally, if I were a politician I couldn't sleep at night knowing that I took a pay rise from the peoples' dollar, while many of my constituents were being laid-off and are wondering if they can pay their bills, let alone provide any sort of Christmas ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00092.htm


6: Wellington City's Inaugral Santarchy Parade

Santarchist Saint Nicotine today announced that a Santarchy parade will be held in Wellington city this year, continuing an unstoppable movement that is now spreading throughout the country.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0112/S00029.htm


7: US Security Council Veto Condemns More To Death

The United States today vetoed a Security Council resolution condemning "acts of terror" against Israelis and Palestinians - the veto prevents the United Nations from attempting to stop deaths in the Middle East through diplomatic means.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00089.htm


8: Ban It Or Be Accountable

Today a review is taking place of the Chief Censor’s decision in regard to a revolting French film – Baise-Moi.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00289.htm


9: Letter to Qantas re: puropse of Wed Meeting

Qantas Airways, via yourself, has requested a meeting with me and this has been scheduled for Wednesday, 19 December.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00290.htm


10: Scoop Images: Giant Cave Troll At The Embassy

From Scoop's content partner http://www.theonering.net/ . Image by Ringer Spy DiTcH. Wellington Cave Troll Looms Over Embassy Theatre

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00094.htm


11: Birch report an attack on public transport

Auckland Green MP Keith Locke today slammed the Birch report on Auckland City Council spending as "extreme New Right".

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00286.htm


12: Greenpeace Rejects Terrorism Label

Amsterdam, 14 th December 2001- Following Greenpeace’s first encounter with the Japanese whaling fleet in Antarctica, the Institute of Cetacean Research (ICR) – a private institute that catches whales under a license from the Fisheries Agency ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0112/S00134.htm


13: No Arms Race... It's Arms Dominance

By March 2002, the United States Bush administration will be ready to begin construction of silos and a testing command centre for a futuristic and expensive U.S. anti-missile defence shield near Fairbanks in Alaska. This is US Superpower Nuclear Dominance.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00088.htm


14: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Public Enemy Number One

"I think you sent my father into Lebanon. Ariel Sharon, I accuse you of having made me suffer for 16 some odd years. I accuse you of having made my father suffer for over 16 years. I accuse you of a lot of things that made a lot of people suffer in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00093.htm


15: Image: Greenpeace Speaks Directly To Whaling Crew

Auckland/Southern Oceans - 14th December 2001: Greenpeace today announced it’s presence in Antarctica to protest whaling. In the early hours of this morning a Japanese Greenpeace campaigner on board the MV Arctic Sunrise (1), spoke directly to the crew of the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0112/S00133.htm


16: Sludge Report #122: Why The Centre May Yet Hold

In This Edition: Why The Centre May Yet Hold - Afghanistani Peace Means Iraq Is About To Get A Pasting - Peace Is Infectious - Meanwhile... Sharon Is Not To Be Left Behind - Those Who Live By The Sword…

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00086.htm


17: The New Write 13/12/2001

"The reason there are so few female politicians is that it is too much trouble to put makeup on two faces." -Maureen Murphy

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0112/S00074.htm


18: Greenpeace Image: The Death Of A Minke

Full Screen Size image of Japanese whaling underway in the Southern Ocean. See also... Greenpeace Images: Whale Murder In Southern Seas and Antarctic Whales Harpooned For Profit Or Science?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0112/S00141.htm


19: NZ Business Times December 14 2001

In a year in which cheap bids have been the order of play on the stock exchange, anger is growing that another iconic New Zealand company will potentially be snatched away from investors at a knock-down price. Institutional fund managers and analysts ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0112/S00010.htm


20: Sell Air NZ Shares to Highest Bidder, Prebble Says

Any sale of the government's shareholding in Air New Zealand should be by open, competitive tender, says ACT leader and former Civil Aviation Minister Richard Prebble.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00287.htm


21: Japan's Research Boats Attacked By Eco-terrorists

Greenpeace activists attempting to disrupt Japan’s research whaling program are no more than “eco-terrorists”, Dr. Seiji Ohsumi, Director General of the Institute of Cetacean Research in Tokyo, said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0112/S00142.htm


22: Streets Of London: Show Me The Art

There’s a story that a friend of Sunday’s 2001 Turner Prize winner, artist Martin Creed, visited London’s Tate Britain art galleries three times and couldn’t find Creed’s celebrated work. Hardly surprising if he wasn’t aware that The Lights Going ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00083.htm


23: S.T.O.P Supports Call For MAF Resignations

The Society Targeting Overuse of Pesticides (NZ) - STOP - today supported calls for the Resignation of the Director of Forest Biosecurity, Dr Ruth Frampton over the Painted Apple Moth eradication fiasco.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0112/S00079.htm


24: Greenpeace Images: Protesting against whaling

Greenpeace today has announced it's presence in antartica to protest japanese whaling. Yuko hirono of greenpeace japan asks by radio for the 'nisshin maru', a japanese whaling factory ship, to stop whaling and return to japan. Her message is broadcast ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0112/S00135.htm


25: Carbon tax on animal emissions on Govt agenda

Minister of Agriculture Jim Sutton refused to rule out a carbon tax or quota on farm animal emissions in Parliament today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00288.htm


26: A Summary Of Bill Birch Recommendations

Following is a summary of the reports contents. Publicity so far has focussed on the cuts in spending. The bigger issue of the radical change in the role of local government needs to be given more considered analysis and comment. In summary, it ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0112/S00021.htm


27: Antarctic Whales Harpooned For Profit Or Science?

Auckland/Southern Oceans – 17th December 2001: Greenpeace activists today repeatedly drove inflatable boats between an Antarctic whaling boat and its factory ship Nisshin Maru to slow the transfer of a freshly harpooned minke whale.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0112/S00139.htm


28: Development Of 'Human-Like' Computer Vision

AUCKLAND, December 12, 2001 - Intel Corporation researchers have released at no cost software that allows developers to build computers that can view thee world the way people do - in stereo.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0112/S00016.htm


29: 'Fast Forward' to another turf war

The turf war between Industry New Zealand and Trade New Zealand continues with Jim Anderton's announcement of yet another pilot programme for business, says National's Economic Development spokesman Tony Ryall.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00302.htm


30: Membership Has Limited Impact

The granting of International Association of Universities (IAU) membership to the Auckland polytechnic Unitec Institute of Technology is irrelevant to its status in this country.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0112/S00020.htm

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