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1: Scoop Images: Sky Lights Over Lake Ohau

The following images are by Norman Mackay, a resident of Ohau village, on the shore of Lake Ohau near the heart of the Southern Alps. They were taken on a Kodak DC280 digital camera. Norman can be contacted at watchdog@xtra.co.nz .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00036.htm


2: HARD NEWS 08/06/01 - Mmmmm ... Meat!

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... bugger the politics. Bugger the news. There's a game of rugby on. A real one, evoking traditions that were alive before Rupert Murdoch was born.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00047.htm


3: Sludge Feedback: Police Re: Steven Wallace

An article published in Scoop, under the byline “Sludge”, purported to be “the real story behind the shooting of Wellington student Steven Wallace”. Unfortunately the story had little or no basis of fact to provide any further informed debate on what ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00049.htm


4: 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


5: Shoot; Don't Shoot - 60 Mins On Steven Wallace

The New Zealand Police investigation and report that justifies the shooting of Steven Wallace by Constable 'A' has been slammed by a US expert and by a former New Zealand police sergeant. They both say that when faced with the decision "Shoot; Don't ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0106/S00023.htm


6: Sludge Feedback: Shades Of RSL In Hartner Decision

Your piece in today's "just politics" reminded me of the Security Commission's 1988 report to Geoffrey Palmer on my 1988 report on alleged widespread property frauds which led to the sudden collapse of the RSL and Landbase groups of companies.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00048.htm


7: Scoop Images: Hobbiton Bridge

Scoop's Hobbit strikes yet again. Hobbiton bridge is revealed in all its glory….enjoy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00122.htm


8: Scoop Images: Paws In The Snow

More photos from Norm Mackay of Ohau Village, this time of a sojourn up the mountainside in the company of “Jade”….

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00044.htm


9: Supercomputer Weather: 10 Day Big Chill Forecast

According to the NOAA supercomputer, the big chill the country has been experiencing for the last couple of weeks is not scheduled to go anywhere in a hurry.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00046.htm


10: Big News – The Columbine Travelling Road Show

Well, much has been made of the trip of eight school students affected by the world’s worst school shooting at the Columbine High School cafeteria on 20 April 1999. The graduates have just concluded a ten-day trip to NZ aiming to speak with Kiwi students ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00029.htm


11: Scoop Images: Lake Hobbitton - Another View

Scoop's Hobbit strikes again. Yet another - never seen before - shot of Hobbiton in the the Waikato. Showing the other side of the millhouse pictured in an earlier shot, in the sun, before it was burned down. Hobbit houses can be seen across the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00068.htm


12: Sludge Report #83 – Be Vigilant, Terror Lurks

As the ceasefire in Israel and Palestine enters its fourth day today, the pressure is coming on, and the participants in this quest for peace, particularly Israeli PM Ariel Sharon and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat will need to remain acutely alert ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00039.htm


13: Maori will mourn the passing of Duncan MacIntyre

Acting Maori Affairs Minister Sandra Lee says Maori will mourn the passing of former Maori Affairs minister and Deputy Prime Minister Duncan MacIntyre.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00115.htm


14: Children With Special Needs

The expulsion of an angelic five-year old boy just weeks before SES manager Celia Lashlie was dismissed from her position for speaking out about a fictitious five-year old child, was kept secret while education officials searched for a new school prepared ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0106/S00020.htm


15: Scoop Images: Hobbiton By The Water

Scoop's Hobbit strikes again. This time the furry fellow with a flair for photography has produced another - never seen before - shot of Hobbiton in the the Waikato. Showing it in the sun, before it was burned down. It looks like it was a tranquil and magical ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00007.htm


16: Scoop: Just Politics

$100m Dividend For Govt From Meridian - Hydro Electric Lakes Dangerously Low - Hewison Case A Lesson In Mutual Respect For Police - These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees - Scheme To Safeguard Houses Against Burglars - Smith Calls For Inquiry Into Transport ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00051.htm


17: Shell’s Diesel Arguments Ring Hollow

ARC Chairman Phil Warren says Shell New Zealand’s arguments against the introduction of cleaner diesel in Auckland are hollow and an insult to the intelligence of the region’s people.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0106/S00014.htm


18: Subaru's WRX Tries On A Suit For Size

It's been years since Subaru launched the WRX and the latest all-new version has been eagerly anticipated. But all would agree, it is a very different car from its predecessor. The big question is - will the punters buy it?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00031.htm


19: Scoop Images: And Not A Hobbit Was Stirring

The following pictures show the inside of the set for the town of Bree from the Lord of The Rings Trilogy which began shooting in New Zealand yesterday under the direction of Peter Jackson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL9910/S00053.htm


20: Scoop Images: WORLD EXCLUSIVE: BAG END!

Scoop is delighted to present to Frodo and Bilbo Baggin’s house in the Waikato – Bag End. Now we are getting magical….

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL9911/S00092.htm


21: Tribute to Duncan MacIntyre

Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that former Deputy Prime Minister Duncan MacIntyre had made a distinguished contribution in a long career of public service to his country.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00113.htm


22: Political correctness risks repeat of Tangiwai

Conservation Minister Sandra Lee is putting lives at risk in the name of political correctness by not proceeding with minor earthworks on the crater lake of Mr Ruapehu to prevent a recurrence of the lethal lahar that caused the Tangiwai disaster, National ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00096.htm


23: Smith "Recklessly Alarmist" Says Lee

Conservation Minister Sandra Lee says an early warning system is "well on the way" to being set up to reduce the risk to lives and property from Ruapehu Crater Lake lahars, or floods of water and volcanic debris. In addition, she says, the Police ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00098.htm


24: Upton-on-line - Diaspora Edition

How the French spend their holiday weekends, a new sub-plot in the long-running Opéra de Chirac and related scandals; and some (far too lengthy) ruminations on the report of the National Party’s Constitutional Taskforce (not exactly a triumph), Maori Representation ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00035.htm


25: Sludge Report #82 - Catch 22 For Hartner Creditors

In This Edition: Catch 22 For Hartner Creditors - Good Enough For The Goose But Not The Gander

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00037.htm


26: Clark Congratulates Blair On Election Victory

Prime Minister Helen Clark today congratulated Tony Blair and the British Labour Party on their general election victory.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00106.htm


27: Scoop: Top Scoops

Hard News Is Here! - Police Reject Sludge’s Steven Wallace “Conspiracy of Silence” Claim - Sludge Feedback: Re: Catch 22 For Hartner Creditors - Conservation Minister Risks A PC Mudslide - Scoop Link: Labour Wins UK General Election - GLW Feature: ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00050.htm


28: Scoop Images: A Hobbit Summer House?

Scoop is proud to present another image of Hobbitton… this time of what appears to be a fairly grand Hobbit summer house …enjoy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL9911/S00099.htm


29: Clark's attempt to piggy back laughable

National's Deputy Leader Bill English today extended his congratulations to Tony Blair for his decisive re-election as British Prime Minister.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00109.htm


30: Select Committee Business 1-8 June 2001

There were 12 committee meetings this week. The Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee met four times in Canberra, Australia. Two other committees and one subcommittee met outside Wellington. The remainder met in the parliamentary complex.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00104.htm

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