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1: “Lord Of The Rings” Exclusive Trailer Release

With the countdown to the Boxing Day release of the eagerly-anticipated cinematic production based upon J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings”, Roadshow Film Distributors, has announced that it will unveil the first theatrical teaser trailer for the trilogy ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0101/S00004.htm


2: Drug-Science Committee Nominations Closing Friday

Cannabis law reformers are drawing attention to official advisory positions becoming available under recent amendments to the Misuse of Drugs Act. The new drugs advisory committee has the potential to progress NZ. beyond the insanity of blanket illicit-drug ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0101/S00013.htm


3: Court Opens Way To Charge Utility Co. Rates

Following a landmark Federal Court decision in Australia, which could have ramifications here, private utility companies are about to be charged council rates for using public land to run things like cables. John Howard reports

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00031.htm


4: Acting Prime Minister’s Claim Defamatory

The Hon Richard Prebble said today that he had been read a press statement from Acting Prime Minister Jim Anderton claiming he had filled out an enrolment card for Wellington Central on 15 October this year and was therefore claiming a wrongful allowance for ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00413.htm


5: Howard's End: Millennium Genetic Advances

Just as year 2000 ended there was amazing news reported in the Chinese People's Daily newspaper, that their scientists have successfully genetically altered plants, including wheat, rice and oil crops, so they will grow using saltwater and in saline soil. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00004.htm


6: Shipley's Imagining Cabinet Papers

"Last year she imagined Pacific Islanders climbing in her windows at night – this year she is imagining cabinet papers," says State Services Minister, Trevor Mallard.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00040.htm


7: Free-to-air sport

Major sporting events such as rugby tests should be on free-to-air television, as they are in many other countries, Deputy Prime Minister and Alliance leader Jim Anderton said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00045.htm


8: Supercomputer Weather: Storm Warning For Dubya

The title image above is generated from the NOAA Weather supercomputer aviation weather model’s forecast for January 20th. It shows a broad band of rain headed directly for Washington DC which is marked with the big dot. (For links to more images of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00025.htm


9: Sack Hobbs And Bunkle

Young Nationals' Chair Daniel Gordon today joined the chorus of calls for the sacking of Phillida Bunkle and Marion Hobbs over the recent out-of-town expenses debacle.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0101/S00014.htm


10: Rankin: Out of Eden; a Multi-Millennial Story

While the millennium year didn't exactly feature a surfeit of historical reflection or futurist speculation, history is nevertheless making a bit of a comeback, in particular through biographies that are as much about past times as they are about their subjects. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00026.htm


11: Kiwi Music Goes Global Via The Internet

Thanks to the Internet, Kiwi music legend Neil Finn has discovered you don’t have to go on tour to perform live to fans around the world.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0101/S00005.htm


12: Highland Letter: Politics Without The Celebrities

Harry Potter has yet to graduate from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, yet he may be about to make his political debut.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00023.htm


13: Scoop Feedback: Iraqi Sanctions

Regarding the sanctions against Iraq and the death of children, please note that Saddam has raised billions - yes billions - of US$ which he is permitted to use to buy food and medicines. This money is from UN approved oil sales. Saddam has chosen ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00030.htm


14: Scoop Images: The Yachts Of The BT Challenge

The crews on the BT Global Challenge yacht race can’t relax after the battling the Southern Ocean just yet, they’re still working hard stripping their yachts to prepare for the next leg.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00033.htm


15: National Radio Midday Report

Congo President – Australian Storm – California Blackouts – Fiji Sevens – Telecom Price Cuts – Trauma Witnesses – Petrol Prices Steady – French Veal – Estrada Protests – Powell Supports Nato – Bentley Murder – Prison Attack

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0101/S00026.htm


16: Scoop: Just Politics

Hobbs And Bunkle Lucky Not To Be Locked Up – Young Nats New Drug Advisory Positions Chance To Effect Change Greens Call For Urgency On Superbug Why Has Newly Opened Hospital Lab Lost Accreditation? Ryall Suffers Amnesia On Housing NZ Payments ACT ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00029.htm


17: More Bumbling from Minister Hobbs - Or Is It?

The Minister of the Environment, Marion Hobbs, has once again demonstrated her capacity for sensational public comments, making extraordinary remarks about the Resource Management Act and one of the country’s unitary authorities, ACT Environment Spokesman ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00028.htm


18: Extra Leave ‘Entirely Justified’ - PSA

The three days extra leave granted to Housing New Zealand staff at Christmas was an entirely justified recognition of the unpaid hours they put in throughout the year to implement the government’s new income-related rents policy the PSA says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0101/S00015.htm


19: Record Ecstasy Seizure

The New Zealand Customs Service has this week effected their single biggest seizure of the drug Ecstasy, Phil Chitty, Manager Drugs/Prohibited Goods Investigations said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0101/S00005.htm


20: Win-win-win for democracy in Fiji

The illegal regime has been dealt three major blows today by separate courts in Fiji.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0101/S00019.htm

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