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1: Scoop Images: Taste Martinborough

Images from the weekend’s 10th annual Taste Martinborough event, a sellout with 10,500 tickets sold.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00108.htm


2: Opinion: From The Frying Pan To The Fire

Even as the Berlin Wall was taken apart brick by brick, another institution was crumbling around the world: the enforced socio-economic integration of different ethnicities within former Communist nations.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00111.htm


3: Big News: When Bombing Activates Peace Activists

Well, if it wasn’t for the war, the Taliban would still be in Kabul - and so would the eight Christian Aid workers who were detained for three months after being accused of preaching Christianity. The bombing did sufficient damage to allow the Northern ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00109.htm


4: Uri Avnery: The Holy Alliance, Past And Present

At the reception desk of the War-Against-Terror Coalition, there lies an application form for new partners. After stating his name, country and function (king / president / emir / dictator / tyrant), the applicant is invited to answer the question: “Do ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00110.htm


5: The New Write - November 14th 2001

1. YET ANOTHER CONTROVERSIAL TEAC REPORT 2. BUSH STILL THE MAN 3. WALK FOR CAPITALISM 4. TOP TEN HEADLINES WE'D LIKE TO SEE 5. WEBSITE OF THE WEEK

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00108.htm


6: Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington – 19/11

The PM and her deputy have become experts at claiming all is well with the coalition, but an objective way of measuring the cost of internal tensions is to look at the parliamentary order paper - the government's legislation and its progress through ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00331.htm


7: 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


8: Stateside with Rosalea: San Francisco's Streets

On Saturday I started changing the world, one doorknob at a time. Armed with some pamphlets that fit over doorhandles and the house numbers of registered voters who'd voted in the November 2000 election, I walked down the sunny side of 21st Ave, from ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00106.htm


9: 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


10: 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


11: Attorney-General Statement On Contact With Courts

Attorney-General Margaret Wilson said today she had now considered a Courts Department report on a telephone call list MP Tariana Turia made to Maori Land Court Chief Judge Joseph Williams.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00327.htm


12: 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


13: 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


14: 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


15: ACT To Campaign Against Bill

ACT leader Richard Prebble has pledged to lead a campaign against Margaret Wilson's Health and Safety in Employment Amendment Bill.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00324.htm


16: 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


17: Hobbs fudging GE sheep and cow dilemma

Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today called on Environment Minister Marian Hobbs to urgently clarify whether the Govt will allow new experiments involving genetically engineered sheep and cows with human genes to go ahead.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00330.htm


18: 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


19: The World’s Toughest Multisport Event Is On

The world’s greatest, gutsiest and gruelling adventure race will take place in New Zealand over 28 days at the end of this year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0108/S00089.htm


20: New Commanding Officer Welcomed In True Tradition

Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Antony 'Lofty' Hayward along with another one hundred and sixty members of the Fifth New Zealand Battalion Group (NZBatt 5) arrived in East Timor on Thursday to begin a six month tour of duty with the United Nations ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00138.htm


21: National moves on last-minute libel law

National will next week seek leave of the Parliament to change a tough new defamation clause which was slipped into the Electoral Amendment Bill (No.2) at the last minute.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00332.htm


22: 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


23: 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


24: Assessing The Employment Relations Act - R. Kerr

In my view a good deal of commentary about the Employment Relations Act has been misdirected. I want to open this panel discussion by making six brief points.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0111/S00173.htm


25: Illegal Overstayers Cost Taxpayers Millions

Labour's policy of allowing illegal overstayers to live permanently in New Zealand is costing the taxpayer a fortune in hospital and welfare bills, ACT Immigration spokesman MP Penny Webster revealed today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00328.htm


26: Prebble To ACT Christchurch Regional Conference

It's a pleasure to be speaking at the Christchurch Regional Conference of ACT. I believe your decision to take the Party to the public is both innovative and bold.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00325.htm


27: 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


28: 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


29: “Eco City” Opposed To Genetic Engineering

At a meeting last night Councillors voted to declare the City, the fifth largest City in New Zealand, free from genetic engineering field trials and also to oppose the genetic modification of food items.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0111/S00018.htm


30: 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

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