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1: Sludge Report #114 – The Great Game

If the official story of the World Trade Center attacks reads like a Tom Clancy novel, simple plot, good guys, bad guys and cruise missiles, then this could be the LeCarre version.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00097.htm


2: 'The mice who roar' - Rod Donald CTU Speech

It is an honour to be invited to address the conference of the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions. I bring you greetings from my co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons and our industrial relations spokesperson Sue Bradford.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00300.htm


3: Scoop Oddity #6 : WTC Guy Spotted Everywhere!

Members of the tribalwar.com forum have been having fun with the guy pictured in Scoop Oddity #5 : Postcard From The Edge , perhaps the most emailed hoax photo of all time. As can be seen below this guy has been everywhere!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00058.htm


4: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 17 October

1. Hon ROGER SOWRY to the Minister of Health: Will the Ministry of Health provide extra funding to National Women's Hospital if it needs to send pregnant women to Australia due to overloading of hospitals with sick newborns; if not, why not?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00331.htm


5: Scoop Link: Saudi Arabia And Pakistan Break Ranks

Relations between the US and two of its core allies in the war against terrorism, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, approached crisis point yesterday after the Saudi interior minister, Prince Naif, attacked the assault on Afghanistan while Pakistan pressed ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00096.htm


6: Ronald McDonald Faces Numerous Charges

Ronald McDonald will be facing numerous charges on Tuesday, the 16th of October, World Day of Action Against McDonalds. He is set to appear in front of an unbiased and just jury of animal and human rights activists, environmentalists, and anti-capitalists ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00070.htm


7: The Origins of the War in Afghanistan

"... I know your race. It is made up of sheep. It is governed by minorities, seldom or never by majorities. It suppresses its feelings and its beliefs and follows the handful that makes the most noise. Sometimes the noisy handful is right, sometimes ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00091.htm


8: PC's Opinion: Who Kills the Innocents?

We are at war, and have been since September 11. Even Prime Minister Helen Clark agrees, saying: "I think the whole international community has to mobilise against terrorism. It is like a war against civilisation."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00098.htm


9: New York's One Liberty Plaza Collapses

One Liberty Plaza in World Trade Center complex has collapsed, the fourth building to be destroyed following yesterday's terrorist attacks on the USA.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00084.htm


10: Howard's End: Anthrax Backgrounder

The World Health Organisation surveillance network has gone to a higher level of alert following confirmed and suspected outbreaks on anthrax across the world. Scoop offers some background information on anthrax. Maree Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00095.htm


11: Scoop Images: Aboard The USS Enterprise

A crewmember readies an F-14A Tomcat for upcoming flight operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom on the flight deck of the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) on Oct. 7, 2001. Aircraft are being readied for strike missions against al Qaeda terrorist ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00097.htm


12: Vocational Learning in a Knowledge Economy

Address at event to launch the Association of Polytechnics in New Zealand Skilling the Nation conference. New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00328.htm


13: Unallocated cases continue to fall

Child, Youth and Family’s focus on reducing its number of unallocated cases is achieving good results and will continue, Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00329.htm


14: Scoop Feedback: Cresswell, Klein And NZ’s Defence

In This Edition: Two readers take exception to Peter Cresswell’s first column, a reader from Spain opines on Naomi Klein and a battle royale is brewing between two readers over NZ’s defence arrangements in general, and the F16s we didn't buy in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00089.htm


15: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 16 October

1. MARK PECK to the Minister of Finance: What advice has he received on business opinion in New Zealand?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00308.htm


16: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 16 October

Today's questions of the day concerned: Business Opinion – Tizard’s Chris Fletcher Endorsement – Benefits – Air New Zealand Bailout – Education Crises – Pro GE Advert – Soil Sterilisation – Food Price Inflation – Dioxin – Auckland Roading – Drug Seizures ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00092.htm


17: Motornet: Pulse of the City

Finally, Nissan have hatched a hatchback to follow in the footsteps of the new Pulsar sedan. Its looks could raise a few eyebrows, but styling aside, it may well set hearts afire...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00085.htm


18: Kiwis Turn To The Web In Wake Of The US Attack

Auckland, 16 October 2001 - Kiwis went online to keep informed about events in the aftermath of the World Trade Centre tragedy, with unprecedented numbers seeking out both local and international news sites, according to the Nielsen//NetRatings at-home ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0110/S00029.htm


19: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –17 October

Today's questions of the day concerned: Overloaded Post Natal Services – Public Sector – Fisheries Officials Competence – TVNZ Restructuring – CYFS Unallocated Cases – Skills Training – Biosecurity - Education ICT Strategy – NZ Post Vs Richard Prebble ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00099.htm


20: New Zealand the Way it Could Be

During the weekend my 80 year old mother was asking me why the country had changed so much since we emigrated here in the fifties. She didn't mean the environment - New Zealand is still, in our minds, the most beautiful country in the world - she ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00302.htm


21: Scoop Image: Postcard From The Edge A Hoax

NOTE: The following text has been sent in by a reader to clarify any reader confusion around the following picture published on Scoop (See... Scoop Oddity #5: A Postcard From The Edge ) on Monday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00216.htm


22: Gross Incompetence In Fisheries, Heads Should Roll

New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters is calling for the dismissal of the Chief Executive of the Ministry of Fisheries after a case in the Court of Appeal found that both the Ministry and its Chief Executive were guilty of gross incompetence; ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00309.htm


23: Scoop Oddity #4: Who Is This Face?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00163.htm


24: Charities hit by new compliance rules

The Government's two decisions on tax and charities today will drive down charitable and volunteer effort, says National's Revenue spokesperson Annabel Young.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00320.htm


25: Minister asleep at the wheel

Transport Minister Mark Gosche's failure to address a loophole relating to certain speeding offences is tantamount to sleeping at the wheel, National's Transport spokesperson Belinda Vernon said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00335.htm


26: Scoop Oddity: Eerie Elevens And Spooky Smoke Face

No sooner had US papers printed this picture than they received calls, asking if the photo had been faked to appear to show a face with horns. The answer from Associated Press was no.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00127.htm


27: Linking Humanitarian Airdrops and Military Actions

Some relief aid is getting in to Afghanistan, but the bombing and especially the food drops are causing serious practical and moral problems for aid agencies on the ground.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00095.htm


28: Builders Discovering Benefits Of Web

Internet-savvy builders are using the web to gain vast improvements in time management, accounts accuracy and business efficiency, according to Carters Building Supplies Manager - Building Applications, Mike Lambert.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0110/S00025.htm


29: English - Open Letter On Genetic Modification

We are aware that the Government will soon be making decisions on the important issue of Genetic Modification. This is a key long-term strategic decision for New Zealand. I write to indicate National's willingness to constructively work with Government ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00324.htm


30: Eyewitness Report: WTC Crashes And Burns On IRC

Another Eyewitness account of what it felt like in New York this morning. This time the account is relayed in the form of an Internet Relay Chat conversation between Jeremy in NZ and Glyn in NYC.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00073.htm

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