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1: “The Lord Of The Rings” New Zealand Date Change

ALKD, June 14, 2001 – The first instalment in New Line Cinema’s movie trilogy THE LORD OF THE RINGS will now release in cinemas around New Zealand on December 19, 2001.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0106/S00034.htm


2: Keith Rankin: A Minuscule Landslide

Last week I suggested that the result of the British election would be closer than most people expected. I was right, the gap between Labour and the Conservatives was only nine percentage points. What I did not realise, however, is just how much the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00077.htm


3: Lindsay Perigo: Warming Up The Kyoto Science

The American president is in Europe, being demonstrated against by sundry statist scum, foot-soldiers in the "anti-industrial revolution" as Ayn Rand called it. Specifically, Mr Bush stands indicted for pulling America out of the Kyoto Accord, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00080.htm


4: Images: Greenpeace NZ Sandbags Mobil

Background: 12 June 2001, Wellington: Greenpeace New Zealand today sandbagged Mobil HQ in Lambton Quay, Wellington, and called on Mobil to stop undermining the Kyoto Protocol. See... Greenpeace Sandbags Mobil – No. 1 Villain

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00045.htm


5: Scores of foetuses abort - 3 sad calves are born

Almost all of the genetically engineered foetuses, in an AgResearch experiment in Hamilton, New Zealand, designed to insert a human myelin gene into milk-producing cows, have aborted. Only three calves, of the sixty promised, are believed to have ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0106/S00031.htm


6: Sludge Report #87 – Human Rights And Selling Sex

In This Edition: Prostitution Law Reform Debate - The Human Rights Of Selling Sex – An Alternative Plan

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00079.htm


7: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 14 June

Today's questions of the day concerned: CYFS New Directions – NCEA Training – Early Childhood Education – Uni Fee Freeze – Technology NZ – Hospital Funding – Australia’s Hijacking Of ANZFA – Student Loan Abuse – Dental Health – Ruapehu Lahar Protection ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00081.htm


8: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 14 June 2001

1. TAITO PHILLIP FIELD to the Minister of Social Services and Employment: What reports has he received on the Department of Child, Youth and Family Services' New Directions initiative?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00190.htm


9: "Christian" Hypocrites Party?

"It appears that the Christian Heritage Party has no sense of shame, irony or proportion, given its recent accusation that our President, Doctor Margaret Sparrow, is leader of a "death squad." Craig Young, Research Officer of the Abortion ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00055.htm


10: Greenpeace Protest

Wellington - Mobil Oil New Zealand Ltd is disappointed with today's protest action by Greenpeace.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00042.htm


11: Sludge Report #86 – Levantine Superpower Games

In This Edition: Russian-Syrian $1billion Arms Deal Realigns Middle East Balance - It’s Our Peace And We’ll Screw It Up If We Want To

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00073.htm


12: National Radio Midday Report

Oz Bomb – Cervical Screening – Dr Nitschke – Grass Skirt – Local government – Airline Action – Ecuador Storms – Macedonia – Charities Tax – Wahid Visit – Tree Theft – People Smuggler – Whitianga Waterways – Professional Mourners

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0106/S00062.htm


13: The Real Story Behind TheOneRing.Net

Regular subscribers to Scoop may have noticed an article by Kevin Loughlin about the founders of Tolkien website TheOneRing.net - that is, about myself and Mike Regina.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00072.htm


14: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 13 June

Today's questions of the day concerned: Borrowing And Saving For Super – Super Alternatives – Gagging DHBs – Minimum Wage – Bay of Plenty Health – Far North Power Disconnections – Ruapehu Lahar Protection – Electricity Prices – University Funding – UE Subjects ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00074.htm


15: Maori Boarding Schools Rob Youths of Potential

Maori boarding schools are robbing our brightest youths of their potential, ACT Maori Affairs and Education Spokesman Donna Awatere Huata said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00188.htm


16: Scoop Images: In The Pink

The following two photos were taken by Lake Ohau based photographer Norman Mackay in the past week. As can be seen the recent big chill has already partly frozen over Lake Middleton, a smallish lake adjacent to Lake Ohau.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00084.htm


17: Wind Power Offers Price Stability

The present high prices for wholesale electricity, brought on by low lake levels, highlight an advantage of wind power: it will reduce price hikes during dry years.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00123.htm


18: Terrorist's Lawyer Charged

Terrorist George Speight's lawyer Navin Naidu has been charged with 3 criminal counts and will be appearing in Suva Magistrate's Court today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00052.htm


19: Boycott Mobil Say Bluegreens

New Zealanders have been called on to boycott Mobil motor fuels as part of a growing international move to persuade the United States government to agree to support the Kyoto protocol on climate change. The call comes from Terry Dunleavy, national convenor ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00046.htm


20: What Price Stubbornness?

Today’s confirmation of the birth of just 3 calves containing the myelin basic protein gene must be a huge embarrassment to AgResearch after it obscenely inserted human genes into cows and then publicly boasted the merits of transgenic research.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0106/S00033.htm


21: Proposals Put The 'Local' Back In Local Government

Prime Minister Helen Clark and Minister of Local Government Sandra Lee today said that a review of the Local Government Act would allow local authorities to better serve their communities.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00191.htm


22: Big News: PM Out Of Touch With God

“Please Prime Minister – keep reading your bible, keep saying your prayers, keep listening to God” – Anglican clergyman. Big News With Dave Crampton

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00071.htm


23: NZ First, Alliance back National, sell out support

The Green Party has accused NZ First and the Alliance of selling out their supporters by voting to allow the public service pension fund - the GSF - to be invested on the international sharemarket.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00178.htm


24: Health Minister Abuses Power

Health Minister Annette King’s decree that only Health Board Chairs may speak to the public is a dictatorial move to tighten political domination of health news, ACT Health Spokesman Ken Shirley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00179.htm


25: 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


26: ARC and Mobil hold talks

The Auckland Regional Council and Mobil Oil New Zealand Limited have held top level talks in an attempt to end their stand off over lower sulphur diesel for the Auckland region.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0106/S00023.htm


27: National Shows True Colours with Super Politicking

The Rt Hon Winston Peters MP, Leader of New Zealand First, today said the continued politicking of Bill English and the National Party on superannuation only serves to highlight the type of destructive political games that the public have had to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00182.htm


28: NZ Dairy Foods Butter Up Consumers With Stand

Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today that NZ Dairy Foods' commitment to go GE-Free raised the stakes in the dairy industry.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00193.htm


29: Greenpeace Sandbags Mobil – No. 1 Villain

Embargoed until 12 noon, 12 June 2001, Wellington: Greenpeace New Zealand today sandbagged Mobil HQ in Lambton Quay, Wellington, and called on Mobil to stop undermining the Kyoto Protocol.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00038.htm


30: Universities should stop posturing

The decision by the Waikato University Council to reject the government’s funding offer in exchange for freezing fees in 2002 has been meet with cynicism by the New Zealand University Students’ Association (NZUSA).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0106/S00011.htm

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