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1: New Zealand Officer Killed In Kuwait

New Zealand Army officer acting Major John McNutt was killed in Kuwait this morning (5:55am NZT) during a training exercise.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0103/S00076.htm


2: Sludge Report #53 - Waiting For The Trigger Point

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon now has his Cabinet in place, and the real aftermath of the disastrous election result of February 6th is now upon us. It is hard to be anything other than extremely pessimistic about what the future holds.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00073.htm


3: NEWSFLASH: Kiwi Serviceman Killed In Kuwait

A NZ soldier has been accidentally bombed in the Kuwaiti desert while exercising with US forces. Four to five American soldiers have also been killed according to reports from Washington DC. According to the reports a bomb was dropped accidentally ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00079.htm


4: Scoop Images: Coming Soon - Versace At Te Papa

This exhibition explores the development of Versace's distinctive style and features originals of the legendary clothing designer's greatest works. In addition to over 150 items of clothing, fabric and accessories, the exhibition includes images of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0103/S00028.htm


5: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day - 13th March

Economic Performance - Biosecurity Fines – Foot and Mouth Concerns – PM Husband's Friendship With Pharmac Reviewer – Biosecurity Measures – People’s Bank Popularity – Brian Neeson's Missing Prisoner – Brain Drain – Christine Rankin Suing Sue Bradford

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00083.htm


6: CRAP: Sinister "Taste of Kiwi" Plans from DOG.

"At the Destruction of Government party's annual conference, an imported Australian deengo scientist argued that kiwi should be raised as a food source."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00055.htm


7: Justice Minister On Ellis Inquiry

The Governor-General has declined Mr Peter Ellis' application for a pardon, the Minister of Justice Phil Goff announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00195.htm


8: David Miller: Can NZ Afford Non-Combat Forces?

The announcement last week that the government does not intend to modernise New Zealand’s airborne anti- submarine capability is another blow to the defence forces of this country and adds to the growing uncertainty about the future role and combat effectiveness ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00077.htm


9: Ugly Duckling Delivers Sleek NZ Yachts To Miami

GOTHENBURG, March 9 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ -- A giant Russian cargo plane, dubbed 'the ugly duckling of the skies', early today successfully delivered two sleek, but hardly slim-line Volvo Ocean Race yachts weighing a total 27,000 kilos after a unique ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0103/S00075.htm


10: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 13 March 2001

1. MARK PECK to the Minister of Finance: Has he received any recent reports on the economy; if so, what do they say?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00189.htm


11: Govt Shocked At Kuwait Bombing Accident

Prime Minister Helen Clark and Defence Minister Mark Burton today conveyed their sympathy to the families of a New Zealand military liaison officer and the Americans killed during a training exercise in Kuwait.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00183.htm


12: Scoop Images: Acting Major John McNutt

Acting Major John McNutt, killed in Kuwait this morning (5:55am NZT) during a training exercise.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00081.htm


13: High Chief And Top Soldier Ordered Mutiny

High Chief And Top Soldier Ordered Mutiny - Says Lawyer Issue No: 574 12 March 2001

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0103/S00074.htm


14: Anti Capitalist protesters on trial in Wellington

Seven people arrested at an anti capitalist demonstration last year are facing trial in the Wellington District Court this week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00053.htm


15: NEWSFLASH: Prepare To Be Married

Following question time today Parliament moved on to the committee stages of the Property Relations Bill. It is the government intention to proceed to move the bill through its final stages this week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00085.htm


16: Tragic Death Of SAS Officer Major John McNutt

Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley and National's Defence spokesman Max Badford have extended their deepest sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of SAS officer Major John McNutt, who was accidentally killed in Kuwait this morning during a training ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00184.htm


17: SHARP RELIGION: Advice Concerning Abominations

Laura Schlessinger is a US radio personality who dispenses advice to people who call in to her radio show. The following is an very sharp open letter to Dr. Laura penned by a US resident and also posted on the Internet:-

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00080.htm


18: Christine Rankin Threatens To Sue Sue

Department of Work and Income CEO Christine Rankin is threatening to sue Green MP Sue Bradford for defamation over comments made in a Sunday Star Times newspaper article.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00088.htm


19: Scoop Archive: Claims SAS Involved In Covert Ops "For Many Years"

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http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/61/bf/199811301011.068521.html


20: HARD NEWS 09/3/01 - Spooks, Shocks and Submarines

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... the emergency doctors gather anxiously around the patient. They charge the paddles, shout "Clear!" and send a few thousand volts coursing through the patient's torso. They can't get a heartbeat. But they keep trying. For a decade.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00063.htm

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