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1: Big News: Double-Dutch Contraception Lessons

Well, its not often that the moral minority looks to a country such as the Netherlands to give them a benchmark to back up their moral and ethical beliefs. After all, the Netherlands tolerate prostitution, cannabis, euthanasia, and homosexuality. In 1971 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00060.htm


2: Sludge Report #96 – If Life Is A River

The size of our trucks, the number of roads we are building, new thermal electricity power stations, and the future of rail are currently hot political issues. But unfortunately throughout all these debates, everybody involved has completely missed the main event.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00064.htm


3: Scoop Images: Blue Sky, Frozen Earth

More images of the environs of the most photogenic mountain village in the world taken by Norman Mackay .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00058.htm


4: Scoop Images: Grins From Gareth Farr & Helen Clark

Gareth Farr and Prime Minister Helen Clark at last night's special function to celebrate the 30th birthday of the Dowse Art Museum.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00062.htm


5: Howard's End: How Not To Run A Dot.com

Job losses in the U.S. are escalating to the point where in the last five months, more than one million jobs have disappeared - the biggest decline since 1980. And it shows no sign of slowing down with June layoffs nine times the number of June ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00063.htm


6: Correctives: Rankin's Choice Of Dress Defended!!!

"Christine Rankin is quite entitled to wear whatever she likes but we do wish to raise some issues of sartorial challenges within the public service!!!"

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00021.htm


7: This Friday, July13th… Look Out For Viruses

This Friday, July13th… look out for black cats, don’t walk under ladders and ensure your virus protection is up-to-date!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0107/S00037.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: Rank Photographers And Rankin's Cleavage

It's ironic that some of our nation's sports photographers (and their editors) are acting like pimply 13 year olds in the same week that various news media have displayed their distaste about the treatment of ex CEO of the Department of Work and Income, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00042.htm


10: David Miller: A Point of View On Christine Rankin

The battle in the Employment Court over whether Christine Rankin should be awarded the $818,000 she seeks in damages is about her performance or non-performance as a CEO of a government department. It is about the issue of whether she was competent ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00050.htm


11: Feedback: Financial Wizardry

An article appearing in a local paper this morning with the heading "Cullen floats partnership idea" (11 July) raises a couple of questions regarding Dr Cullen's appreciation of the intelligence of the average citizen and his financial ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00061.htm


12: Sludge Feedback: Fear Not, There’s Oil A Plenty

In This Edition: A Sludge Report reader has replied remarkably quickly to "Sludge Report #96 – If Life Is A River", expressing a healthy dose of scepticism - C.D. Sludge Replies.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00065.htm


13: Police Commissioner On Gay Bashing Trail

Police Commissioner Isikia Savua has embarked on a gay-bashing trail. Over the past week, Savua has condemned the alleged lifestyle of murder victims John Scott and Gregory Scrivner.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0107/S00026.htm


14: Methinks Pete Hodgson Doth Protest Too Much

Pete Hodgson has utterly failed to explain how he plans to invoke Kyoto Protocol restrictions, ACT MP Gerry Eckhoff said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00173.htm


15: National Radio Midday Report

US Criticises Israel – Polish Apology – Deportation Investigation – Body In Lake – Rubbish Collection - Subsidy Cut – Waikato Health Deficit – Cold Snap – Icy Roads – Chechnya Human Rights – Missing Intern – Global Warming – Tiger Tickets

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0107/S00054.htm


16: Dr Prebble Had No Sartorial Advice For Me, PM Says

Head of the Prime Minister’s Department Mark Prebble had never given Prime Minister Helen Clark advice on what to wear, and wouldn’t have even if she did wear short skirts, Miss Clark said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00047.htm


17: Kangaroos In The Top Paddock Again

The Government is not going to raise the price of petrol by 70 cents a litre to achieve reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, says Energy Minister Pete Hodgson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00170.htm


18: Energy Agency Reviews NZ Energy Policy

A review of New Zealand's energy policies by the International Energy Agency highlights the challenges posed by climate change, says Energy Minister Pete Hodgson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00178.htm


19: ENZA Hypocrites On Property Rights

Nelson MP Nick Smith is astonished that ENZA Chairman Tony Gibbs has criticised National for considering legislation to resolve the ENZA dispute on the basis of private property rights.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00174.htm


20: Report Challenges U.N. On Genetic Engineering

Comments about genetically engineered (GE) crops expressed in the just-released "Human Development Report 2001", the flagship publication of the U.N. Development Programme (UNDP), reveal a shocking lack of understanding of the production problems that must ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0107/S00038.htm


21: Sludge Report #95 – Thankyou

The following is a draft speech C.D.Sludge wrote for Scoop Editor Alastair Thompson for him to consider using for the Computerworld Excellence Awards, should Scoop win. As you should by now be aware, Scoop didn’t. Nevertheless most, if not quite all ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00052.htm


22: Image: This Ridiculous Dance - OPENS TONIGHT

11TH Gala Opening $35 – Adam Art Gallery Fundraiser for Melbourne Fringe Festival Chance to win trip to Melbourne

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0107/S00034.htm


23: Auckland Rail Agreement Signed By Councils

Auckland region councils have now signed a jointly drafted Crown/Auckland region Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU details the agreement between the Crown and the Auckland region to work together to negotiate purchase of the Auckland ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0107/S00018.htm


24: Scoop Images: Water Pressure Group At Ike’s House

The Water Pressure group are holding a protest outside Ike's villa in Grey Lynn to stop the council from taking down his anti-Metrowater signs. Ike's front lawn is covered with signs. The signs speak out against the privatisation of water services ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00020.htm


25: ExxonMobil (Esso) International Day Of Action

WHY: In April, US President Bush crushed worldwide hopes for reducing global warming by rejecting the Kyoto climate change treaty. Coming from the country that produces 25% of the world's carbon dioxide emissions but only houses 4% of the population, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0107/S00031.htm


26: Tax Robs Vital Charities For Govt Coffers

Labour intends to regulate and tax the work of charities, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00171.htm


27: Pay For Mothers Caring For Their Children At Home

National list MP, Katherine Rich, is on leave for up to two months for the purpose of nurturing her child born in May. While she’s at home, she’ll continue to be paid $1,673 per week by the taxpayers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00023.htm


28: Compensation payment for David Dougherty

Justice Minister Phil Goff announced today that Cabinet has accepted a recommendation that $868,728.80 be paid to David Dougherty as compensation for his conviction and more than three years imprisonment for a crime he did not commit.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00184.htm


29: Aussie Foul Play

The Australian rugby league team is being accused of dirty tactics by Customs Minister Jim Anderton.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00179.htm


30: Moratorium On Human Reproduction Technology Call

News that Australian scientists are on a way to fertilise human eggs without using sperm raised ethical, cultural and legal concerns and showed that we are not prepared to deal with the most powerful technology the world has ever seen, Green Party Health ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00177.htm

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