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1: Big News: NE1 nos txt msgs R PITA! YKWIMAITYD

Well, if you can understand this week’s heading, that’s just too bad. You’re sick. You must have read the only book that has outsold Harry Potter last Christmas – well, in the UK at least. The book is entitled WAN2TLK? ltle bk of txt msgs. It was the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00107.htm


2: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 20 June

Today's questions of the day concerned:. Northland’s Needs – Auckland Health Problems – Recidivism –DHB Efficiency Gains – Employment Relations Act – Child Abuse Sentencing -Physical Education – Laila Harre’s Talking Difficulties – Yelashgate x 2 - Palliative ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00109.htm


3: Scoop Images: Chilly, Yet Oh So Scenic, Ohau

More images from scenic photographer par excellence Norman Mackay of Ohau Village in the Southern Alps.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00108.htm


4: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 20 June

1. GRANT GILLON to the Minister for Economic Development: What needs have emerged since Northland was identified by the Ministry of Economic Development as an acute region?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00277.htm


5: Political Fingerprints On Rankin Case

The Crown's appeal of Christine Rankin's damages case has political fingerprints all over it, National's State Services spokesperson Roger Sowry said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00279.htm


6: Sludge Report #89 – Turning Of Things Upside Down

Inside This Edition: On The Turning Of Things Upside Down – Some Words Of Advice From Isaiah For Ariel

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00096.htm


7: Poverty a Key Factor in Northland Fire Deaths

In assessing the performance and current operations of state agencies, it is worthwhile to examine how these agencies interrelate. In making such assessments, it is often instructive to look at an issue in a broad context.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00271.htm


8: National Radio Midday Report

Salmonella – Health Pay – Air NZ – Rankin Case – Enza – Middle East – Paddington Disaster – Tertiary Education Meetings – Queenstown Killing – Noel MacKenzie – Instant Fines – Dress Standard

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0106/S00087.htm


9: Entrenched Welfare Dependency Must End

I want to address an issue that is deeply concerning New Zealanders – young and old, men and women alike – the killing of Lillybing has stunned the nation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00284.htm


10: The Lion That Squeaks

“I am disgusted at the double standards being displayed in the health service under the current minister of health annette king”, said new zealand first leader rt hon winston peters.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00274.htm


11: Paper Opens 'First Principles' Debate On Tax

"The Tax Review has delivered a tough-minded and radical analysis which should spark a 'first principles' debate on taxation in this country," Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00280.htm


12: Are You A Feminist Or A Masculinist?

A good friend of mine is studying Women's Studies at Victoria University; he is one of two males in his class. He’s currently on study break and working hard for his exams. He contacted me to help with his study (I did the same paper a few years ago ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0106/S00015.htm


13: Corporate Social Responsibility Rorts

The New Zealand Business Roundtable should be commended for its courage in releasing yet another intellectually rigorous work on the matter that goes to the heart of corporate governance says ACT Commerce spokesman Stephen Franks.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00278.htm


14: Escape of GE salmon eggs 'highly likely'

Jeanette Fitzsimons said today the evidence shows it is highly likely that eggs from genetically engineered salmon escaped into the wild during the NZ King Salmon experiment at Kaituna.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00267.htm


15: New course gets inside the heart of New Zealand po

Are you a political junkie? If the idea of working in politics and helping politicians deal with the daily issues they face looks exciting and interesting, then Victoria University has just the right course for you.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00075.htm


16: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 19 June

Today's questions of the day concerned: Food Price Inflation – Small Business Policy – Yelashgate – Borrowing And Saving Super – Shane Rogers Parole Application – Social Welfare Changes – Talking To Picketers – Global Dairy Co. – Secondary Teacher Training ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00103.htm


17: Fat Cat Payments Take Precedence Over Services

Government Ministers have taken an amazing u-turn on promises there would be no 'golden handshakes' in the Government's unnecessary restructure of the health system, National's Health spokesperson Roger Sowry says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00276.htm


18: 'Can Do' Approach Needed On Foreign Ownership

The Government must act promptly on the Singapore Airlines proposal to increase its shareholding in Air New Zealand, National's Transport spokesperson Belinda Vernon said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00273.htm


19: Guest Comment: Now The Blood's On Our Hands

Dec. 7, 1941, we are told, is "a date which will live in infamy." Another date "which will live in infamy" might be April 19, 1995, the day Timothy McVeigh blew up the federal building in Oklahoma City. Without provocation or warning, McVeigh killed ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00101.htm


20: GM seed border control protocol to take effect

A new protocol that reduces the risk of unapproved genetically modified (GM) seeds being imported into New Zealand will take effect from August 1, the Minister for the Environment, Marian Hobbs, announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00269.htm


21: Pathways To Opportunity? Or Maharey's Maze?

Yesterday the Minister of Social Services and Employment announced his vision for the future of New Zealand's Welfare system 'Pathways to Opportunity.' "Unfortunately," says says Lindsay Mitchell, Libertarianz assoc. spokesman for deregulation of Welfare, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00072.htm


22: Take Back The Track Camapaign

“The RMTU launched it’s Take Back The Track Campaign this week with the release of a petition calling upon the Government to move to return the rail network to public ownership in response to Tranz Rail’s planned sell off or systematic closedown of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00071.htm


23: Nobody Will Escape Draconian Smoking Laws

Further revelations that clubs will be caught by the Government's draconian smoking legislation show that the proposed law is ill-conceived, badly drafted and badly thought-out, ACT Internal Affairs Spokesman MP Penny Webster said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00272.htm


24: SOE endorsement of Labour MP raises questions

National Leader Jenny Shipley has demanded an explanation from the Government over suggestions that money from a State Owned Enterprise has been used to promote the Labour MP for Christchurch Central, Tim Barnett.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00266.htm


25: Tax Review 'Radical'

The independent Tax Review released today raises some radical ideas, many of which the public will not be ready to accept, Alliance MP and Revenue Under-Secretary John Wright said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00287.htm


26: Govt receives briefing from SIA

Economic Development Minister Jim Anderton, Finance Minister Michael Cullen and Transport Minister Mark Gosche received a briefing this afternoon from Singapore Airlines Chief Executive, Dr Cheong Choong Kong on the Air New Zealand Board meeting today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00270.htm


27: Albatross Protection One Step Closer

WWF hopes New Zealand’s signing of the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) in Canberra today heralds a stronger stance on seabird protection by the government.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00067.htm


28: Save Rail - Again, Peters

“ I am supportive of any moves which result in New Zealanders gaining control and ultimately regaining ownership of their own railway service and associated infrastructure”, said Rt Hon Winston Peters, Leader of New Zealand First today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00285.htm


29: Mobil Stalling Over Low Sulphur Diesel, Says BP

BP says Mobil is wrong in saying that Auckland would get low sulphur diesel at the expense of other New Zealand cities.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00179.htm


30: Kiwi Ingenuity Opens Tourism Door To Millions

DVD Power Ltd www.dvdpower.org announced today, that the major European DVD news site 7th Zone, www.7thzone.com, profiled the New Zealand Tourism DVD "Coast to Coast", as Feature Article of the Day on its web site, DVD Power Business ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0106/S00036.htm


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