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1: 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


2: Upton-on-line - Diaspora Edition

… what one prominent Australian politician, retiring Victorian State MP, Mark Birrell has to say about the state of the Trans-Tasman relationship, some fresh headaches for the nuclear industry and some seriously sensible commentary on Maori Knowledge ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00061.htm


3: HARD NEWS 9/11 - What Are You People Fighting For?

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... so it is week four or week five of the bombing? I've lost count. Having convinced the world it was to undertake a police action, the American government is running a so-called War on Terror that still does not appear capable ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00062.htm


4: 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


5: Headlines From The NZ Business Times

The Commerce Commission is investigating allegations of collusion during a tender of lucrative Auckland City Council rubbish disposal contracts earlier this year. The Commerce Commission probe comes as Auckland City Council also faces a multi-million ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0111/S00009.htm


6: Image: Stop The War poster

If you've been keeping up with online independent media, you will have noticed the lack of balanced information about the attacks in Afghanistan coming through New Zealand TV, radio and print mass media sources.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00063.htm


7: TRANSCRIPT: Tariana Turia Faces The Nation

- LC: Linda Clark - TT: Tariana Turia - Associate Minister of Corrections - DO: Denis O'Reilly - consultant and prisoner rehabilitation advocate - GM: Garth McVicor - tougher sentencing campaigner

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00060.htm


8: The GW Bush - Osama Bin Laden Connection

EDITORS NOTE: The following is a transcript of a link submitted to Scoop by a Scoop reader. Clearly questions are raised in this material about the nature of the relationship between the Bush family and the family of Osama Bin Laden.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00108.htm


9: Scoop Feedback: Death And Taxes

In This Edition: War Against Terrorism – “No New Taxes”, Helen Clark Before The Last Election - Government For Whom?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00063.htm


10: Franks Seeking Charges Against Tariana Turia

ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks has written to the Solicitor General asking that he charge the Hon Tariana Turia with "Scandalising the Court".

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00187.htm


11: It’s Democracy Jim, But Not As We Know It

“The unhappy people at this weekend’s Alliance Party conference will be even unhappier when they realise that their strategists have assigned one of their major debates to the five o’clock shift, ” New Zealand First leader Winston Peters said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00185.htm


12: Green Party Opponent Of Afghan War Detained in US

Armed government agents grabbed Nancy Oden, Green Party USA coordinating committee member, Thursday at Bangor International Airport in Bangor Maine, as she attempted to board an American Airlines flight to Chicago.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00057.htm


13: Howard's End: The Schism At The Heart Of War

The US administration is so concerned with the direction the war on terrorism is taking, that it is summoning Hollywood showbiz and media moguls to an urgent meeting on Sunday morning to aid its fight against terrorism. But it's not what we in the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00055.htm


14: Opinion: Keith Locke On Anti-Terror Legislation

Green MP Keith Locke says new anti-terrorism legislation currently going through Parliament could see protestors or activists designated as terrorists. The Government should not let the events of September 11 panic them into curtailing the freedom ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00183.htm


15: Scoop Images: GE Free Cuba And Street Party

After leaving the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and trade the carnival made its way across town to Cuba Street (with the occasional incident along the way outside Starmart oulets) to Cuba Mall where an Anti-GE rally was held. Finally the group moved up ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00066.htm


16: The New Write 7/11/2001

"Rod Donald is a tit of the first order." -Labour MP Jim Sutton

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00048.htm


17: Six Questions Posed To Professor Noam Chomsky

(1) There has been an immense movement of troops and extreme use of military rhetoric, up to comments about terminating governments, etc. Yet, to many people there appears to be considerable restraint...what happened?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00014.htm


18: PC's Weekly Opinion: It Takes Real Balls To Win

In sport we see a microcosm of life, and the All Blacks' decline from their snorting, snarling world-conquering best has shown in microcosm what happens when success and winning are derided.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00054.htm


19: Scoop Images: Free Trade = Misery, Protestors Say

A group of around 50 protestors raged against free trade outside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade today as part of Wellington’s ‘Carnival Against Capitalism’, timed to strike a sour note against Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton’s attendance ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00065.htm


20: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 8 November

Today's questions of the day concerned: Tariana Turia – Auckland Moth Spraying – Tariana Turia – ACC Levy Collections – TEAC Racism? – Securities Bill – Tariana Turia - Customs Cost Recovery – PM’s Experience And Education (vs Tariana Turia) – State ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00056.htm


21: BBC Transcript Of Osama Bin Laden Statement

Transcript Of Message From Shaykh Usaamah Ibn Laadin (Osama bin Laden) broadcast November 3rd by Al-Jazeera satellite television channel

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00049.htm


22: Images: NZ to play bridge building role at WTO

New Zealand could have a key role to play at the world Trade Organisation meeting scheduled to start this evening, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00059.htm


23: Not so "free" internet service costs Clear $15,000

Claims that were liable to mislead consumers over its "free" internet service have cost Clear Communications $15,000 in the North Shore District Court.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0111/S00087.htm


24: Top Civil Servants Salaries Obscene - Donnelly

New Zealand First MP, Hon Brian Donnelly, labeled the recent Annual Report of the State Services Commission, “an insult to taxpayers and irrefutable evidence that the Labour/Alliance government has no greater interest in reining in ‘those up to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00171.htm


25: Vision New Year's Eve Festival 2001/2002

Vision is a new year's eve festival happening in a beautiful, bush-clad coastal valley near Farewell Spit, Golden Bay, in the Nelson region of Aotearoa/ New Zealand. It starts on December 30th 2001 and runs until Jan 2nd 2002. Tickets are available nationwide ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0110/S00001.htm


26: Carnival Against Capitalism :: No War! No WTO!

Wellingtonians are having a Carnival against Capitalism on Friday November 9th as part of a global day of action against the World Trade Organisation as it begins its Ministerial Meeting in Qatar. Protests are being organised across the world, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00054.htm


27: Symantec 2002, Windows XP Compatible Security

Symantec Makes Internet Security Protection a Breeze with its 2002, Windows XP Compatible, Versions of World’s Most Trusted Security Products

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0108/S00103.htm


28: Anderton taxes importers

Acting Minister of Customs Jim Anderton announced today in Parliament that a new tax on importers of $16.50 plus GST will be imposed on every shipment coming to New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00053.htm


29: Kyoto Protocol - At What Cost?

The New Zealand Government has embarked on a consultation process that will inform Cabinet decisions leading to ratification of the Kyoto Protocol next year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00064.htm


30: Advance Australia Fair? - Aziz Choudry on Racism

A few weeks back I was on Gadigal land. Unceded Aboriginal land. Sydney, Australia. If it had been a couple of hundred years ago and the stickers had been put up by Aboriginal people, I might have agreed with their message... I ripped down the few ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00047.htm

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