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1: NZ Remains In Top 3 Clean In Corruption Countries

NZ has been ranked as 3rd cleanest country in terms of corruption again by Transparency International.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00027.htm


2: How Can NZ Be Opposed And Not Opposed?

New Zealand should leave the International Whaling Commission following public statements from its Commissioner, Jim McLay, that New Zealand is “adamantly opposed to commercial whaling, anywhere and at any time[1]”.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00036.htm


3: New guide book to NZ battlefields invaluable

The newly published guide to New Zealand battlefields in France and Belgium would prove an invaluable guide for visitors to a region where New Zealanders played a significant military role in World War One, Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00084.htm


4: Little Change in Spending

The 2000/01 Household Economic Survey results from Statistics New Zealand showed that since 1997/98 average household spending has risen 2.5 percent to $758 per week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0111/S00029.htm


5: Behind The Veil: Who Really Attacked The WTC?

Many people here in the Middle East believe that behind the acts of hijacking and building destructions and the murdering of innocents were non-Muslim encouragement or assistance.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00022.htm


6: Scoop Images: New Fellowship Of The Ring Poster

Scoop’s content partner theonering.net has kindly provided us with the following exclusive preview of the latest Lord of the Rings (Fellowship of the Ring) publicity poster. Expect to see it on a street corner near you shortly…

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00033.htm


7: Guest Opinion: A Muslim American Nightmare

It has been almost two months since the nightmare began. A nightmare for almost everyone I know. A nightmare for thousands of innocent lives lost; now they dream no more.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00036.htm


8: Scoop Images: Converging Against Capital

The panoramic image below shows the final plenary session of the Convergence against Capitalism held last weekend at Zeal in Wellington. The picture shows Jane Kelsey addressing those remaining at the convergence on Sunday afternoon. Over the weekend ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00038.htm


9: David Miller: Learning The Language Of Rugby

Time was running out and I was becoming desperate. I still could not differentiate the rules and only recently I learned the difference between an open side flanker and a blindside one.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00035.htm


10: Scoop Images: Wellington Waterfront Guy Fawkes

Wellington’s Waterfront Guy Fawkes Extravaganza

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00039.htm


11: Check Your Till Receipts! - Kachingo!

With only two days to go before their first $250,000 draw, the organisers of the new rewards programme Kachingo! are reminding shoppers to check their Kachingo! tickets.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0111/S00026.htm


12: Images: Japanese Whalers At It Again

Auckland: Giant eyeballs are protesting today at the Japanese consulate in Auckland imploring the Japanese Prime Minister not to send his whaling fleet to Antarctica to kill minke whales.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00023.htm


13: Chinese Hemp Industry has Boundless Potential

As world fashion increasingly moves toward simplicity, comfort and health protection, experts point out that hemp, a major economic crop in China, could have great market prospects after the nation's entry into the World Trade Organization.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00022.htm


14: Scoop Images: Guy Fawkes Across The Rooftops

Images of last night's Guy Fawkes fireworks display in Wellington harbour as seen from a central city apartment block across the rooftops.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00037.htm


15: Qatar Country Report on Human Rights Practices

The Government severely limits freedom of assembly. The Government does not allow political demonstrations. The Government severely limits freedom of association. The Government does not allow political parties or membership in international professional ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00033.htm


16: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 6 November

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Finance: Can he confirm media reports that the Government has delayed the introduction of paid parental leave because of fears the slowing world economy will cut Government income?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00099.htm


17: Scoop Feedback: "Get Off Internet And Find A Cave"

In This Edition: Get A Conscience! - NZ's Best Response To Afghanistan Crisis - New Zealand's Stand On Terrorism - Who Are The Real Terrorists? - Part II

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00028.htm


18: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 6 November

Today's questions of the day concerned: Paid Parental Leave – Afghanistan Aid - Bathgate-gate – Recession Roading Plans – Breast Cancer Treatment – Health Information (IT) Management – Substandard Policing – Refugee Interviewing – Carol Moseley Braun’s ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00041.htm


19: Scoop Link: You Too Can Read Arabic On The Web!

News junkies surfing the web for new perspectives on the War Against Terror may find a whole new world opened to them through the following link to an Arabic/English translation engine.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00026.htm


20: Mobile V8 International At Pukekohe

Motor racing fans are guaranteed three days of petrol head heaven when the V8 SUPERCARS cross the Tasman in November this year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0108/S00094.htm


21: $885 million not enough CS First Boston

CS First Boston's report on Air New Zealand is more bad news for taxpayers, ACT Finance Spokesman MP Rodney Hide said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00095.htm


22: Hotel Mngnt. School Develops Joint Tourism Degree

New Plymouth, November 5, 2001 -- A NZQA approved Tourism degree course is to be taught in both India and New Zealand after an agreement was signed between the Pacific International Hotel Management School of New Plymouth and an Indian educational trust.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0111/S00006.htm


23: Indymedia Images: More Anti-War Art

2000+ March for PEACE in Dublin Protesters demanded an end to the Bombing in Afghanistan. Dublin city centre was transformed to to ‘a carnival against war’ despite Government attempts in Recent weeks to crush Anti-War Anti Capitalist demonstrations (26 Arrested ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00040.htm


24: Eckhoff to Lay Complaint Against GM Protesters

ACT Environment Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff will tomorrow seek to lay a complaint against self-declared anti-GM protesters Logan Petley, Tremane Barr, Steve Abel and Kara Vandeleur.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00085.htm


25: Scoop Images: Guy Burns At Ross Fireworks

The little town of Ross on the West Coast doubled its population to 600 for the annual Guy Fawkes fireworks festival.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00034.htm


26: Government must address Kyoto threat

With the world staring down the barrel of a recession the government has to pull back its timetable for ratification of the Kyoto Protocol Carter Holt Harvey’s Chief Operating Officer Jay Goodenbour said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00021.htm


27: Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz Interview with BBC

BBC: I was reading your fascinating October 3rd and 4th Joint Armed Services Committee presentation. We presumed it was all written in the three weeks preceding the presentation. It was just fascinating.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00044.htm


28: Stateside with Rosalea: Pass The Envelope Please

"Math Instructor. 2 month assignment on US Navy ship at sea. Immediate openings. Masters Degree in Math required. Central Texas College, San Diego." Try telling me THAT's not scary! It's an ad currently on the San Francisco Chronicle's website ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00021.htm


29: Wealth A Key Factor In Tertiary Participation

New research released today by the New Zealand University Students’ Association (NZUSA) shows that students from the wealthiest 20% of schools are nearly five times more likely to go to university than students from the poorest schools. Students from ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0111/S00010.htm


30: Lecturer should be dismissed

The Christian Heritage Party Leader, Graham Capill, calls for the immediate dismissal of Canterbury University lecturer Dr. Anwar from her position at the university.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00016.htm

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