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1: Sludge Report #56 ¡V The Stink On Princes Wharf

The other day Sludge happened along the Auckland waterfront past a gigantic quayside structure which has become the source of an incredible amount of pain among Auckland sub-contractors, their employees and their families.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00166.htm


2: Stateside with Rosalea: How Dare You Fail!

There is something admirable about the young man who was reportedly shot in the jaw and buttocks by a police officer at El Cajon near San Diego this week. It wasn't admirable that he'd driven up with a shotgun at lunchtime and was seemingly shooting ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00170.htm


3: Forced Apology To Clark 'Absurd And Obscene'

National's Defence spokesman Max Bradford says it is reprehensible that Defence chiefs have been forced to apologise to the Prime Minister for telling the public the truth.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00433.htm


4: PM's submarine claims don't hold water

"Helen Clark has been caught out gerrymandering New Zealand's defence policy. She is deliberately using a dodgy claim, that the Air Force Orions haven't found any submarines 'in the entire time we've been trying to spot them', to justify not ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00427.htm


5: Howard's End: Asian Tiger Lacks Spontaneity

Singapore is often held up as a business role model for New Zealand to follow, but its impulse to control leaves little room for spontaneity and it is failing to produce the kind of entrepreneurs that it needs. John Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00169.htm


6: The Oscar Nominees

Performance by an actor in a leading role „h Javier Bardem in "Before Night Falls" (Fine Line) „h Russell Crowe in "Gladiator" (DreamWorks and Universal) „h Tom Hanks in "Cast Away" (20th ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0103/S00065.htm


7: Eco-Economy: Current Account Deficit a Fraud

Recent misrepresentation of the $1.9 billion December 2000 current account deficit in media and political statements is arguably fraudulent, and is definitely reprehensible.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00175.htm


8: Misleading information on submarine 'detection'

Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that information about submarine detection released by the Defence Force to the Sunday Star Times was incomplete and therefore misleading.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00420.htm


9: Green Ideology Versus Plain Common Sense

With the Government decision on Auckland transport expected next week, Mark Gosche must weigh up common sense versus Green ideology, ACT Transport Spokesman MP Penny Webster said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00431.htm


10: New Law Will Place Severe Strain On Relationships

ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks predicts that after the debates scheduled this week on the Government¡¦s new Property Relationships law, many people in de facto relationships will be told by their lawyers to split from their partners so they ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00430.htm


11: HARD NEWS 23/3/01 - Confiscate Their Fax Machines

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... was it ugly enough for you? In a tit-for-tat war so poisonous that the news media seemed embarrassed at being seen to cover it, National and Labour combined this week to drag each other's nearest and dearest through the gutter.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00165.htm


12: Howard's End: Dumb Bastards

There is both anger and bewilderment in Greymouth after Dominion Breweries(DB) announced the closure of the legendary Monteith's brewery yesterday, immediately putting 14 out of work and shifting production of this popular West Coast beer to Auckland. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00163.htm


13: No Fix to Law Overriding Wills

ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks warned today that the Property Relationships Bill to be debated in Parliament this week will override most New Zealanders¡¦ dying wishes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00440.htm


14: Crucial decisions looming on rail

The Government is due to make a major decision on Auckland's rail system this week and Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons is urging Ministers to look at the big picture.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00426.htm


15: SHARP LANGUAGE: New Words For A New Century

The truly sharp will already be using these new words¡K

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00172.htm


16: Lindsay Perigo Confesses: "I Cheered the PM!"

I watched the Holmes show last night & caught myself cheering the Prime Minister. After flagellating myself, I sat down to wonder why I had committed such an unseemly lapse? There she was - the Prime Minister - defending the awarding of a $750,000 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00153.htm


17: Nandor Tanczos: Breaking Up Just Got Easier

It's an exciting time - finally getting together with someone you're really into. You spend weeks in bed together getting to know each other well, sharing your secrets and dreams.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00158.htm


18: NEWSFLASH: Russell Crowe Wins Best Actor Oscar

Kiwi Actor Russell Crowe has won the Best Actor Oscar at the Academy Awards ceremony held in Hollywood this afternoon. He won the coveted prize for his role as the gladiator Maximus in the block-buster movie of the same name.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00178.htm


19: Unemployment Numbers Fudged Again

"How low can unemployment go?" asks Steve Maharey. "How low will Maharey go in his efforts to pull the wool over the sheeple's eyes?" replies Libertarianz Spokesman Lindsay Mitchell. "Have a closer look at the figures, Steve, and you ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00081.htm


20: Media Flash - Mar. 26, 2001

Media Flash and Australian Media Job Directory Australia's Media Independent E-Newspaper - Updated Continuously Last Updated: Sunday, March 25, 2001 For full graphics, click on at www.mediaflash.com.au E-Mail: mediaflash@yahoo.com Phone: 1-800 231 311. Fax: ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00173.htm

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