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1: Should the NZ Govt. Fund Broadband for Everyone?

The Infotech article did an excellent job summarizing the relevant key topics of the 70-page "Blazing a Trail" report and their current relevance in light of the specific regional industry developments, e.g., Telecom has been subsidized by the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0111/S00032.htm


2: 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


3: Sludge Report #119 - Superpower Summit Forecast

As this item is published US President George W. Bush and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin are headed south to “The Ranch” for a superpower summit. And as has been oft reported before by this column. Where goes Dubya, there often follows a ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00098.htm


4: HARD NEWS 16/11/01 - Sing, Shave and Fly Kites

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... New York deserved none of this. Its triple calamities - September 11, anthrax attacks and, now, this week's air disaster - can be feasibly be put down to three different causes - external terrorism, an enemy within and an ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00102.htm


5: Former Wimbledon Champ Heads Spaniards To Auckland

The 2002 ASB BANK Classic has scored another coup with the announcement of former world number two and 1994 Wimbledon champion Conchita Martinez of Spain.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0111/S00050.htm


6: NZ missing out on language resource: report

"Language is such an important part of the knowledge wave. We have to be able to communicate globallyŠ

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0111/S00032.htm


7: No Cleavage Until Christmas

Another reason to love New Zealand: It’s still the only country in the world that will make the weather the lead item on the TV news, ahead of GM, the war on Afghanistan and the top ten New Zealand songs of the last 75 years.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0111/S00040.htm


8: Oracle Delivers A First In J2EE With New Java Tool

Oracle Corp., the world's largest enterprise software company, today announced that it will complete delivery of its Oracle9i generation of technology with Oracle9i Jdeveloper: a major Java tool innovation that offers application developers unprecedented ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0111/S00018.htm


9: Govt. Turns Record Keeping Into Profit Taking

“The recent decision by the Government to substantially increase the charges for accessing information or records held by its department of Births Deaths and Marriages, will come as a most unpleasant surprise when they are required to now pay a grossly ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00270.htm


10: Maharey to meet first social entrepreneur

Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey joins Geoff Chapple, the first social entrepreneur to receive funding under the new Government scheme which backs local people making a difference in their communities.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00318.htm


11: Sludge Report #120 – Let It Rain And Rain And Rain

In This Edition: Let It Rain, And Rain, And Rain - Texas Rain Photos (and links)…. - Texas Rain Wire Stories… - Texas Flood Warning - Latest NOAA Forecast Pictures

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00101.htm


12: Feedback: You’re A GEM, Jim

In this edition: Anderton's Entrepreneurs An Ideological Dichotomy – No David Miller, You’re wrong

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00103.htm


13: Crack Anti-Terrorism Squad Working For Free.

New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters, has learned that Armourguard have been staffing the new anti-terrorist security force in Parliament with students who are working for free and are on work experience. “It seems that since Parliament ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00320.htm


14: President Bush Lifts Lamb Tariffs

To Provide for the Termination of Action Taken with Regard to Imports of Lamb Meat By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00128.htm


15: Labour Admit They Botched Up Electoral Bill

New Zealand First Deputy Leader, Peter Brown, is astonished that Labour MP Tim Barnett on the Kim Hill show, has admitted the Government will need to amend an amendment to the Electoral Act—less than a day after passing it.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00321.htm


16: Headlines From The NZ Business Times Nov. 16

The Bank of New Zealand is set for a shake-up, with uncompromising management consultants McKinsey & Co scrutinising the bank¹s operations The McKinsey project, dubbed ³Positioning for Growth², will look at all aspects of the group¹s operations, and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0111/S00015.htm


17: Photographs Of The Sex Industry

"The women told me many stories while I photographed, mostly about survival....." In 1999, one of New Zealand's most significant documentary photographers went behind the scenes to strip clubs, massage parlours and brothels in Auckland and Hamilton ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0109/S00019.htm


18: 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


19: Woolworth's Brand's go "GE-Free"

GE-Free New Zealand is welcoming the decision by Woolworths, one of New Zealand's major supermarkets and owners of Big Fresh, to make their own products GE-Free.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00107.htm


20: 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


21: Big Brother! Hey Sister! – Too Good To Take Off!

Hey Sister! today announced it has signed Big Brother star Jemma Gawned to be the face of its brand. Jemma, too modest to shower without lingerie on the “real-time” television programme, was featured wearing a Hey Sister! Polka Dot lingerie set on ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0107/S00049.htm


22: Greens' leader wrong says Environment Minister

Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons is quite wrong in her conclusions about the government's response to the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification, Environment Minister Marian Hobbs said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00306.htm


23: 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


24: Diane 35 Acne Drug Will Remain On Nz Market

Schering (NZ) Ltd wants to reassure New Zealand woman using its prescription acne product Diane 35 that it will remain on the market following Pharmac's latest tender round.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0108/S00032.htm


25: 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


26: Vodafone Warriors announce 2002 playing roster

Auckland, New Zealand, November 16, 2001 – Vodafone Warriors head coach Daniel Anderson today announced his 2002 playing roster. Twenty-four athletes have been named, allowing Anderson room to add one more name to complete his squad. Power, brains and speed ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0111/S00046.htm


27: Bush threatens fundamental principles of justice

Amnesty International is deeply troubled by the Military Order signed by President George W. Bush on 13 November allowing for the trial by special military commissions of non-US citizens suspected of involvement in "international terrorism."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00130.htm


28: Hoyts Wattie's Cans Film Festival Monday 26 Nov

On Monday 26 November, cinema fans and families from all over New Zealand will be able to sit back, relax and enjoy a movie at their local Hoyts, Village or participating independent cinema - and just for the price of a can of food per seat.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0111/S00044.htm


29: President Issues Military Tribunals Order

Detention, Treatment, and Trial of Certain Non-Citizens in the War Against Terrorism

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00129.htm


30: Decriminalizing Marijuana - Canada Gets Serious

Former Prime Minister, Present Justice Minister Support Law Change; Nearly Half of Canadians Say Pot Should Be Legal

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00122.htm

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