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1: Sludge Report #67 – Playing Monopoly On The NZ Web

In This Edition: Xtra and Microsoft Playing Monopoly On The NZ Web - The Worst Portal In New Zealand Online Media - Xtra’s Attempts To Be Everything To Everybody - So What Should Be Done?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00123.htm


2: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 22 May 2001

1. Rt Hon JENNY SHIPLEY to the Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education): What specific conditions has he imposed on universities with respect to their funding for next year which led Vice-Chancellor Bryan Gould to describe the Government's ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00438.htm


3: Sludge Report #66 – Steven Wallace’s Last Words

Depending on whether you follow the Police version of events, or those of other eye-witnesses to the shooting of Waitara youth Steven Wallace on April 30th 2000, there are variant versions of just what Steven Wallace’s final words were.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00122.htm


4: Sludge Report #65 – Killing The Silence

In This Edition: Killing The Silence - The real story behind the shooting of Wellington student Steven Wallace by a Police Officer on April 30th 2000 in the town of Waitara.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00106.htm


5: Sludge Report #68 – Who Is Terrorising Who?

Is it more terrifying to be killed by a suicide bomber or by a tank-shell, or by a bomb, or by a bullet as you drive your car to work? Does any means of violent death make you more dead than the other?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00129.htm


6: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 22 May 2001

Today's questions of the day concerned: Tertiary Funding – Cancelled GST Refund Cheques – Budget Suggestions – Yelashgate - Children’s Rights – New Taxes – Sport Inquiry – Reducing Reoffending – Private Training Establishments – Yelashgate – Health ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00130.htm


7: Sludge Report #60 – Free Tiger Woods

NOTE: Authors of this report will be anonymous and wide ranging, and occasionally finely balanced. Indeed you are invited to contribute: The format is as a reporters notebook. It will be published as and when material is available. C.D. Sludge can ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00031.htm


8: “Harry Potter” Trailer Cinema Premiere

The theatrical trailer for the year’s most-anticipated family film - “Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone” will make its cinema screen debut in New Zealand for the first time on Thursday, April 5.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0104/S00006.htm


9: David Miller: Now It's War In The Middle East

The last time this column focused on the situation in the Middle East back in April, it was clear then that the prospects for finding a peaceful settlement where becoming ever more remote. Peace will not be forthcoming to the region and the events of the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00127.htm


10: National Radio Midday Report

Air NZ Groundings – Domestic Flights – Dash-8 – Middle East – Polytechnics Meeting – Cold South – Contact Share-Buy – Whitianga Waterways – Australian Budget – IRD Pays Costs – Picket Death - Petrol

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0105/S00098.htm


11: Sludge Report #64 - Damp Arrival For Energy Plan

It appears plans for dealing with the emerging United States energy crisis are, as forecast, destined to be delivered by US President George “Dubya” Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney in the rain.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00102.htm


12: Taxing time for Dr Cullen

If it's not one new tax, it's another for the Finance Minister to explain, National's Bill English said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00424.htm


13: Howard's End: Beyond Senior And Beyond Repair

If I hadn't heard it myself I would never have believed that in this country there is an undertone of impatience, a stated 'be gone with you', an odour of ageism wafting in the stench of air which surrounds us all. John Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00116.htm


14: Maharey’ Spin Has Been Hit For Six

“The public is finally beginning to read the spin over tertiary funding with which Associate Minister of Education, Steve Maharey has beguiled it over the last eighteen months,” New Zealand First Education Spokesperson, Hon Brian Donnelly MP said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00436.htm


15: Greens Make Mid-term Portfolio Reshuffle

21 May 2001 The Green Party today announced a minor mid-term portfolio reshuffle. The changes are: * Tertiary Education moves from Ian Ewen-Street to Nandor Tanczos; * Arts and Culture moves from Sue Kedgley to Nandor Tanczos; * Gambling moves from ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00429.htm


16: Gulf Act To Get Select Committee Treatment

An amendment to the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act that would clear the way for the stalled Whitianga Waterways project to go ahead will go to select committee for consideration rather than be rushed through Parliament, Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton said ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00126.htm


17: HARD NEWS 18/5/01 - Disquiet On The Westie Front

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... if I've said it once, I've said it, well, more than once. This is a government destined to meet grief less for what it does than what it says. And that principle reached its peak this week with the messy business over the hitherto ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00112.htm


18: Hypocritical Nats Defy Belief On Student Fee Claim

National is showing unbelievable hypocrisy with comments on tertiary funding, says Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Minister Steve Maharey.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00432.htm


19: Scoop Feedback: Who Are True Public Servants?

The Casino Control Authority has recently indicated that it will be seeking $126,500 from a group who opposed the Riverside Casino in Hamilton. This group is made up 14 Hamilton citizens and organisations, including a few local churches. These people ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00121.htm


20: National Co-ordinator Youth Suicide Prevention

Ministry of Youth Affairs Chief Executive, Anne Carter, announced today that Debbie Edwards has been appointed to the position of National Co-ordinator, Youth Suicide Prevention.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00095.htm


21: Demand Soars For Freedom Air’s Domestic Service

Three weeks since the launch of its domestic service, Freedom Air says it has been inundated with bookings.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00181.htm


22: British Oil The Main Beneficiary Of Timor Crisis

SCOOP NEWS ANALYSIS - British Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook's, arrival in New Zealand prior to September's APEC forum caused Thailand Foreign Ministry official, Kobsak Chitikul, to ask, "Why is Mr Robin Cook here?" Britain is not a member ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL9910/S00056.htm


23: No Merit In Mixed Messages

As part of a recently revealed government plan to cut the crime rate, Minister of Corrections, Matt Robson said; "If a woman was young, from a disadvantaged family, had little education, was substance dependent, socially isolated and had a number ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00092.htm


24: Michael Cullen's Speech To The Supersummit

The Budget is being presented on Thursday. The Select Committee is due to report back on its consideration of the New Zealand Superannuation Bill on 12 June. Under these circumstances it is very difficult for me to offer you a detailed report on ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00433.htm


25: Macraes Mine Would Impose Large Costs

Declining GRD Macraes Ltd mining access to Victoria Forest Park would safeguard the Crown against ongoing liability for New Zealand's biggest toxic waste site, the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00094.htm


26: Whitianga Waterways Wallows

ACT Deputy Leader Ken Shirley says the Government is now backtracking on a firm undertaking to push special legislation through Parliament this week which would clarify the situation regarding the Whitianga Waterways development.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00428.htm


27: Handout Is Not What Is Needed

The tourism industry deserves better than piecemeal handouts, ACT Tourism Spokesman MP Penny Webster said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00434.htm


28: Vic Uni’s Billion Dollar Debt Threat To Students

Total student debt could grow by an extra billion dollars in the next ten years if all tertiary institutions followed Victoria University's threatened lead and charged students an extra $500 in fees, according to the New Zealand University Students ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0105/S00039.htm


29: Centenary Celebrations For NZ Artist Len Lye

Internationally famous experimental artist Len Lye (1901–1980) began life as a largely self-educated, working class, Kiwi kid. He was born in Christchurch in July 1901, brought up for many years in Wellington, and has lasting links with New Plymouth ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0105/S00075.htm


30: Scoop: Just Politics

ACT Support Fisheries Commission Appeal Opposition - Enrol Online - BUDGET 2001: Funds Committed To Tourism - BUDGET 2001: $700,000 For Northland Regional Development - No Financial Relief For Investors From Jaffe’s Imprisonment - ACT Fight Retrospective ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00125.htm

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