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1: NEWSFLASH: US Stock Market Haemorrhage Continues

The Federal Reserve Board’s announcement of a 50 basis point cut in the Federal Funds rate this morning NZ time has failed to halt the haemorrhaging of US stock markets.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00145.htm


2: Scoop Feedback: The Irrefutable Truth About Demons

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Dr Harry Ballard. I am a Wellington based researcher whose life has been appropriated and then distorted by a local film company, First Sun.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00146.htm


3: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 21 March

Today's questions of the day concerned: R&D Taxation Changes – Foot And Mouth – Rapid Growth Industries – Money For Art (or Nothing) – Sentencing Reform – Pulling The SAS Out Of The Gulf – Rosslyn Noonan – Muriwhenua Settlement – Dr Lexchin x 2 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00147.htm


4: Human Rights Office Politicised

ACT Leader Richard Prebble says the minority coalition government’s intention to appoint trade union official Rosslyn Noonan as Chief Human Rights Commissioner, breaks a pledge by Prime Minister Helen Clark.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00337.htm


5: PM Address To Michael Hardie Boys Luncheon

Exactly five years ago today Sir Michael was sworn in as New Zealand's seventeenth Governor-General.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00349.htm


6: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 21 March

1. MARK PECK to the Minister of Revenue: What steps is the Government taking to encourage the private sector to invest in research and development?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00348.htm


7: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 20 March

Today's questions of the day concerned: Foot and Mouth – ACC Double Payments - Beehive Timber – Health Research Decisions (Peter Davis) – NCEA Compromise - Saltmarsh Mosquitoes – Pharmac Inquiry Costs – Police Cars - Air Force Resignations - Home Detention - ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00139.htm


8: Max Bradford: another Skyhawk crash

"Thank God there wasn't another tragic death." National's Defence spokesperson Max Bradford's comment follows news tonight that an A4 Skyhawk crashed 100 kilometres off the Australian west coast.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00335.htm


9: SHARP RELIGION: Five More Daily Moments of Zen

A few more sharp and very Zen observations on aspects of life...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00144.htm


10: Scoop Images: SAS Major John McNutt’s Funeral

Jim Anderton speaks - Major John McNutt’s coffin - The New Zealand flag at half mast - Gun Carriage - Haka - Haka and carriage - Honour Guard - US Servicemen

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00142.htm


11: Sludge Report #55 – Magnanimity Vs Sanctimony

Listening to today’s morning political radio interviews, on the day after Helen Clark offered her truce on house spousal mudslinging, Sludge has been astonished to see how little politicians appear to understand the political value of magnanimity.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00134.htm


12: NOT SHARP: The Dumbest Guy On Earth!

The following, found circulating on the Internet as an email, is definitely an example of serious un-sharpness…. “SUBJECT: My Friends, I give you… THE DUMBEST GUY ON EARTH!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00125.htm


13: Scoop Interactive: MPs, Picture Yourself On Scoop

Isn’t technology an amazing thing… Attention all MPs, their advisors and media minders… Have you seen a picture of yourself, or your MP, in one of the Scoop panorama photographs from the house, from Scoop house photographer Mark Graham yet?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00137.htm


14: Don’t Touch The Reserves

The Wool Board’s rumoured plan to take up to $60 million of grower’s reserve funds to finance its own version of the McKinsey restructuring is tantamount to theft, ACT Rural Affairs Spokesman Owen Jennings said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00347.htm


15: Re: TVNZ's 6pm News: Allowances And Perks

We are conducting a survey of TVNZ journalists, commentators, and indeed other staff on a similar matter.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00322.htm


16: Skyhawk crash

The Minister of Defence Mark Burton says there is nothing at this time to indicate any specific safety issue with the RNZAF Skyhawk fleet, or any connection between three recent incidents.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00341.htm


17: Letter To David Caygill On Power Package

Hon David Caygill Chair Electricity Governance Establishment Committee C/- Buddle Findlay PO Box 2694 WELLINGTON

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00343.htm


18: Government To Create A Clearer, Better R&D Regime

"All research and development spending expensed under generally accepted accounting practice will qualify for an immediate tax deduction from 1 April, this year," Revenue Minister Michael Cullen announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00350.htm


19: Dame Cath Tizard To Lead Oceans Policy Group

A widely experienced group of eight New Zealanders, led by Dame Catherine Tizard, has been chosen by the Government to lead a six-month public consultation process on the development of a national Oceans Policy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00345.htm


20: Scoop Images: All About The House (Govt Benches)

The following panoramic images of the New Zealand House of Parliament were taken last Tuesday during question time. See also Scoop Images: All About The House (Opposition) .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00133.htm


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