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1: Images: Greens take the Positive Politics Pledge

The ‘Green Team’ - the five Green Party candidates standing for local body seats in the Wellington area - today launched their "Positive Politics Pledge" campaign outside the Local Government New Zealand conference at the Michael Fowler Centre.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00047.htm


2: Howard's End: Beijing Doesn’t Qualify For Olympics

The race is on to share in Beijing's billions now that China has won the right to host the 2008 Olympic Games. Australia, who helped with Beijing's bid to the IOC, is set to get about $3 billion of it, according to Austrade. Maree Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00088.htm


3: Stateside with Rosalea: Web Van Winkle

Last Sunday, the local Fox TV station led its 11 p.m. bulletin with live pictures of shadowy figures carrying plastic bags full of personal belongings from a shadowy building in the distance. No, it wasn't Washington and they weren't the police; it ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00087.htm


4: HARD NEWS 13/07/01 - Y Not?

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... so the health system's running out of money, the seas are rising, Mobil's still a bunch of pricks and John Banks wants to be Mayor of Auckland. Oh well. At least the Christine Rankin trial's over.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00081.htm


5: The New Write 15/7/01

"I was having to see an embarassingly large amount of breast exposed. I didn't like it." -Dr Mark Prebble

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00049.htm


6: Red Bull Regrets Sad Events In Sweden

1. Red Bull„µ Energy Drink is currently sold in more than 50 countries world-wide. The product has been on sale in Europe for 14 years, and the formula for more than 30 years in Japan and Asia. It has been on sale in New Zealand for five years.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0107/S00040.htm


7: Extremist Smoking Proposal Must Be Dismissed

Censoring smoking in movies is a ridiculous idea that highlights the extremism of antismoking zealots, ACT MP Penny Webster said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00246.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: Iran: Stonings Should Stop

Amnesty International voiced its outrage today at the reported stoning to death of an Iranian woman at Evin prison in Tehran.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0107/S00037.htm


10: A Racial Divide?

When my family immigrated to New Zealand in 1958, I believe there was no racial divide. As kids, our friends were Maori and Pakeha; we were all alike.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00236.htm


11: $500,000 Waste Shows Contempt for Taxpayers

Abhorrence at the Labour Government's waste of half a million dollars to protect Trevor Mallard, Steve Maharey and Helen Clark will not be abated by glib assurances that this is an 'in house cost', ACT MP Dr Muriel Newman said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00240.htm


12: Internet 2: What Is It And Why Should You Care?

A coalition of 170 US universities as well as research networks in Canada, Europe and Australia plus a few dozen corporations have been pooling their resources to build the Internet2 framework, which researchers are now using to develop a variety ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0107/S00044.htm


13: Tell Your Sick Staff To Go Home

With some regions already suffering from the flu outbreak and others poised to be hit, employers are being reminded that sick staff are not good for business.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0107/S00119.htm


14: Guy’s World: Don’t Back Down, Merepeka

You never know where you might end up during a spontaneous outburst of vivacity. You could find yourself surrounded by naked and beautiful women dangerously shaking their hips and performing powerful and graceful acrobatics on poles.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00076.htm


15: National Radio Midday Report

Mark Lundy – CPI Rise – Local Govt Reforms – Drug Bust - Timor Elections – Kashmir – Kyoto Protocol – Oz Elections – Lake Murder – Smoking Censorship – Albatross Chicks

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0107/S00076.htm


16: Govt Appoints Greenhouse Agreement Negotiator

The Government has appointed Brian Roche as its negotiator to begin developing Negotiated Greenhouse Agreements for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from major emitters.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00251.htm


17: Warning for NZ as the Chinese Hit the Jackpot

Exciting innovations in salt-tolerant cropping techniques have been reported from Hainan University in China, ACT MP Gerry Eckhoff said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00235.htm


18: P&G Products to be Removed from Shelves

Wellington- Members of Wellington Animal Action will take Procter and Gamble products off supermarket shelves as part of a Global Day of Action against the intensive product testing that P&G conduct on animals. The protest is aimed at educating consumers ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00045.htm


19: Charles Upham Sold For Peanuts

The Government's sale of army transport ship the Charles Upham has shown its incompetence on defence yet again, National's Defence spokesperson Max Bradford said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00252.htm


20: Lee Speech To LGNZ Annual Conference

It is a pleasure to be with you at what will be seen as a milestone conference for all involved in local government, as you focus on the review of the Local Government Act 1974 and new legislation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00242.htm


21: Lemon Ship Sold

"This vessel, which unfortunately was given the name of our most decorated war hero, has never carried out the sealift role for which it was originally acquired," Mark Burton said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00254.htm


22: Media Flash - July 16, 2001

* JOHN ANDERSEN, senior Townsville Bulletin reporter, has had charges over interviewing three female prisoners without permission, dropped in Townsville Magistrates Court on Thursday. ANDERSEN, 48, was charged with three counts of interviewing inmates ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00086.htm


23: Scoop Update #3 – Are You Feeling Angelic Today?

In This Edition: Are You Feeling Angelic Today? - Can you imagine a world without Scoop? - Become A Scoop Sustaining Subscriber - LINKS: C.D.Sludge’s Big List Of Thankyous - Photos Of Excellent Scoopers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00078.htm


24: Costings Of Rankin Court Case

Acting State Services Minister Margaret Wilson, today released the costs to the Crown to date in defending the case in which the former chief executive of the Department of Work and Income, Christine Rankin, is suing the State Services Commissioner.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00241.htm


25: Helen Clark Speech To Auckland Rotary

It is now nineteen months since the Labour-Alliance Government came into office. Much has happened in that time. We came to office concerned about the path New Zealand was on and determined to change it.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00250.htm


26: Big Brother Bill Is Watching You

The world of computer espionage is hotting-up with French accusations that US secret agents worked with computer giant, Microsoft, to spy on worldwide communications. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0002/S00105.htm


27: First Awards For Business Incubators

Twelve business incubators around New Zealand will benefit from the first round of awards from the Government's new incubator support programme.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00238.htm


28: KIWIS 'KANGA' HAMMERED

AUSTRALIA's world champion league team maintained their dominance with a convincing four try to two, 28-10 victory over the Kiwis at Wellington's WestpacTrust Stadium tonight.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00084.htm


29: $11.5 Million Cutbacks Or 27% Fee Hike At Massey

$11.5 Million Cutbacks Or 27% Fee Hike At Massey University Students at Massey University are facing a 27% fee increase or service cutbacks of $11.5 million as a result of the Government's tertiary education funding policy, National's Tertiary Education ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00249.htm


30: MP’s Efforts Won’t Solve Northland Housing Problem

While MP Dover Samuels' attempts to improve substandard housing in Northland can be commended, the reality is that his efforts will not solve the problem, said ACT's Whangarei based housing spokesman Dr Muriel Newman.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00245.htm

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