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1: Feedback: US Manufactured Mazar-e-Sharif Riot

In This Edition: The Final Solution-Prison Riot-700 Foreign Taliban Killed - Guadalcanal Revisited?? – Kabul FM

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00154.htm


2: Where Is The Truth In New Zealand Marriage?

A new study into the state of New Zealand marriage has shown that a quarter of New Zealand’s wives has woken up wishing they weren't married.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0111/S00058.htm


3: Mild Greens Solve Twin Towers Puzzle....

The Mild Greens say the War on Drugs fails all ethical and quality standards, is a gross abuse of international Health Policy, and is well past its used-by date.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00144.htm


4: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 27 November

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence in all her Ministers; if so, why?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00449.htm


5: Secrecy Over Auckland City Review Causes Alarm (2)

Birch Consulting Group has responded to the PSA, saying he would not meet but instead referred us to Brian Taylor CEO Auckland City.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0111/S00026.htm


6: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 27 November

Today's questions of the day concerned: PM’s Confidence In Cabinet – Regional Dev. – Air NZ Bailout Boost – Air NZ Board – Cancer Treatment Payments – Super Provision – Electoral Defamation and the BOR – Cancer Treatment Safety – Ron Mark’s Military ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00159.htm


7: Images: Water Protester Refuses To Remove Signs

Ike Finau, who has been campaigning against the commercialisation and privatisation of Auckland City's water supply for three years, has become something of a celebrity in Grey Lynn for his communication strategy in support of the cause.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00156.htm


8: New Zealanders Want More Of New Zealand On Air

New Zealanders want to see more of New Zealand programmes on free-to-air television channels according to NZ On Air's latest research into New Zealanders' television viewing choices.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0111/S00070.htm


9: Bank Theft Case Upsets Mortgage Brokers

The case of a Levin bank employee who stole $54,000 from her customers highlights the need for borrowers to check on the reputation of people they deal with, says New Zealand Mortgage Brokers Association president Rob Tucker.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0111/S00228.htm


10: Scoop Links: Kunduz Falls, 100s Die In Prison Riot

The Northern Afghanistan city of Kunduz has fallen to the Northern Alliance on a day that also saw a riot in a Northern Alliance prison end in the deaths of an estimated 700 Taliban prisoners. The following are links to wire reports of today’s developments.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00150.htm


11: Howard's End: Teaching Old Dogmas New Tricks

Global outrage is building on the news that scientists in America have cloned the first human embryo by scrapping out the DNA from a human egg cell, injecting it with the nucleus of human skin cells and then kick-starting new growth in the egg with ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00157.htm


12: Sept. 11 Attack Derails Global Social Justice?

* From Ottawa, the site of the November World Bank/International Monetary Fund summit, author and spiritual activist Starhawk assesses the impact of the attacks on New York City and Washington on activists organizing opposition to corporate-led globalization.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00155.htm


13: History Revisited: One God, One Humanity

New Zealand based journalist, Dave Crampton (Big News with Dave Crampton – Big News: When Bombing Activates Peace Activists ) claimed last week that Islam was a violent religion, “and on the topic of religion and war – you will notice that it is the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00148.htm


14: David Miller: Can’t Stop The Music

The decision made by New Zealand musicians and members of the recording industry to crack down on compact disc piracy is like trying to bolt the door after the horse has bolted.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00153.htm


15: Review all direct debits with travel club Crownsta

New Zealanders advised to review all direct debits with travel club Crownstar International (NZ) Limited

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0111/S00230.htm


16: Secrecy Over Auckland City Review Causes Alarm

'The secrecy surrounding the razor gang employed by Auckland Mayor John Banks to cut $25 m from Auckland City budgets is causing alarm amongst Auckland City staff' said Richard Wagstaff, PSA National Secretary.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0111/S00025.htm


17: Christchurch Joins Global Pro-Capitalism Rally

Christchurch will be one of over 100 cities around the world on December 2, 2001 to host the WalkForCapitalism - the first annual Global Rally for Capitalism.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00143.htm


18: NZSTA Scores 100% Strike Rate On School Houses

The New Zealand School Trustees Association has won the war against councils charging illegal rates on school houses, collectively saving schools an estimated $1 million to $2 million.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0111/S00042.htm


19: Wellington By-Pass Eviction!

We were kind of expecting it but not so soon. It's finally going to happen in Wellington. Just today, they have served eviction notices to Upper Cuba St, so they can try and build their bluddy by-pass.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0111/S00031.htm


20: Sludge Report #120 - US Participating In War Crime

In This Edition: An Unusually Clear Moral Dilemma - US Officials Wring Their Hands (In Their Own Words) - The US Position In Summary - And So There Is Now No Way Out… For Pakistani Teenagers! - Is This A War Crime?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00133.htm


21: Greedy Businessman Rips Off Starving Artists

Libertarianz deputy leader Richard McGrath described the jailing of former Wellington businessman Richard Zurek for failing to forward PAYE deductions to the Inland Revenue Department as a "disgusting injustice", and said that all laws relating ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00140.htm


22: Headlines from the NZ Business Times Fri 23 Nov

Briscoe Group managing director Rod Duke is happy to go shopping with Australian retail guru Gerry Harvey ­ but he is drawing the line at buying a block of land with him. This means property investment is out for the Briscoe Group, but using some ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0111/S00021.htm


23: 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


24: Osama Bin Laden: An Enemy Of Islam

Bin Laden has become a significant moral challenge to Muslims. His alleged association with the perpetrators of 9/11 attacks raises a major question about the relationship between Islam and terrorism.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00139.htm


25: Scoop Link: WTC Photo Hoaxer Revealed

The identity of the world-famous "Tourist Guy" has been revealed, but his fear of becoming an Internet freak show means he'll be shunning the limelight.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00140.htm


26: Scoop Feedback: Japanese Demise, Twists Of Logic

a little research on behalf of the Minister and his advisors would have made him aware that the problems of the diminishing Japanese tourism market go rather more deeply than the effects of 911 and a fear of travelling.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00149.htm


27: Auckland Grammar Turns to NetMaster

Auckland, November 8 2001 - Every school, even one as prestigious as Auckland Grammar, needs to know where the costs fall, and this includes Internet bills. Staff need to accurately monitor the school’s Internet traffic volumes and destinations, as ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0111/S00016.htm


28: Alert! War Update/ Write Now

With the Alliance Party currently reviewing its contentious support for the war against the people of Afghanistan, and the Labour Party conference on the weekend of 1 December, it is a particularly good time for you to make your views known to Alliance and Labour ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00139.htm


29: New Zealand’s first Ambassador to North Korea

A New Zealand Ambassador has been accredited to North Korea for the first time, Foreign Minister Phil Goff announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00411.htm


30: Legalising Documents Is Cheaper

Just when you thought bureaucracy was unrelenting here's the good news. Legalising documents for use overseas has just become cheaper and easier to achieve.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00130.htm

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