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1: No Place For PC In Park Film-Making Rules

New controls in National Parks for filming must not attempt to censor New Zealand's burgeoning film creative industry, says National's Nick Smith.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00009.htm


2: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 5 December

Today's questions of the day concerned: DHB Deficits – Business Confidence – Susan Bathgate – Afghanistan – Nurses Strike – NZ Education Performance – Major General Dodson & Ron Marks x 2 – Susan Bathgate - Centre’s of Excellence – Cancer Drugs ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00022.htm


3: Scoop Images: Is Summer Here At Last?

After what seemed like a desperate last ditch crank on a flat battery, summer has kicked into life in Auckland (for the moment at least).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00018.htm


4: Gush Shalom: A War Of Sharon's Making

For more than a year it has been discussed in the media and the political and military system: is what is going on between Israel and the Palestinians a war, or is it just "fighting"? Early this morning, the question has been resolved: it is war indeed.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0112/S00042.htm


5: Stamps Celebrate First Lord Of The Rings Film

New Zealand Post will release its world exclusive stamp issue The Fellowship of The Ring on 4 December, celebrating the first movie in The Lord of The Rings trilogy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0112/S00018.htm


6: Scoop Image: IT Really Works!

The Segway scooter, revealed yesterday after intense online speculation as to what IT actually is, amazingly defies gravity - because although it's on wheels it won't fall over!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00016.htm


7: Goner Screensaver Virus Infection Rivals Lovebug

This morning Scoop HQ received what looks likely to be the first of many copies of the latest global virus, Goner. Goner pretends to be screensaver, and, according to the experts is rivalling the Lovebug in its rate of infection in the Northern ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00017.htm


8: Changing of the Guard At WTO No Solution

"Power is nothing without control" reads an advertising billboard for a multinational tyre company close to Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. Walking past it on the final days of the World Trade Organisation ministerial meeting in Qatar, Pirelli™s ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00019.htm


9: Buy NZ-Made For Christmas!

New Zealanders are being urged to buy NZ-made when they do their Christmas shopping this year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0112/S00026.htm


10: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 5 December

1. Hon ROGER SOWRY to the Minister of Health: What is her response to the latest Public Health Financial Statistics which recorded a provisional operating deficit for district health boards of $42.3 million for the September 2001 quarter, and is ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00072.htm


11: The New Write 4/12/2001

The Prime Minister’s decision to keep Tariana Turia in her job, despite breaking fundamental ministerial rules, is yet another example of the Labour Party running the country via opinion polls.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0112/S00016.htm


12: Requirement Could Swell To Over $10 Billion

In the lead up to the release of the December Economic and Fiscal Update, market economists are taking a hard look at the Government's accounts - and they don't like what they are finding.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00077.htm


13: Scoop Satire: Racist Support Group Up And Running

"A place where people can air their prejudices in a non-judgmental environment" is how Sebastian Brained describes the newly opened Racist Support Group offices in Khandallah. The idea came to Mr Brained after a dispute in a bar over an alleged ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00015.htm


14: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Truth Laid to Rest in Jerusalem

In the aftermath of the suicide bombings in Jerusalem, CNN and other major North American networks were inundated with several Israeli public relations icons placing blame squarely on the head of Palestinian National Authority President Yasser Arafat. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00013.htm


15: Season of Joy, Goodwill and Dodgy Excuses Arrives

The Season of Joy, Goodwill and Dodgy Excuses has arrived. As promised, the girls and me went to Indigo for the “Christmas on the Rocks” gig last hot Friday. While we watched Five Car Pileup’s Reta le Quesne take the stage in a tight leopard-print ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00021.htm


16: Farmers Need To Be Wary Of Pete's Porkies

Farmers need to be extremely wary of the explanations for signing up to Kyoto and global warming touted by Energy Minister Pete Hodgson, ACT Rural Affairs Spokesman Owen Jennings said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00075.htm


17: Will Goff Help The Palestinians?

Green MP Keith Locke is inviting Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff to speak out against Israel's assault on the Yasser Arafat's Palestinian Authority.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00076.htm


18: Military Camouflage clearly transparent

"The connection between the wrongful accessing of Ron Mark's confidential and military files and the purpose for which they were used has become very obvious with today's statement from Communications Trumps," according to New Zealand First ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00070.htm


19: Big News: It’s The Muslims, Not The Christians

The war goes on like a tidal wave. War in the air, war on the ground, war in Afghanistan, war in the Middle East and war in Indonesia. Mind you, you’ll never guess there is war in Indonesia, the media has not been reporting it much.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00014.htm


20: Be Kind To Each Other

I’m going to vent my spleen this week. I need to purge all the recent little poisonous moments that have occurred to my loved ones before the weekend arrives, at which point I expect the Season of Joy and Goodwill to descend upon Wellington in a cheerful ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00020.htm


21: Palestinian Leadership declares State of Emergency

The Palestinian Leadership, headed by President Yasser Arafat, held an urgent meeting around noon yesterday to consider and study the serious and dangerous situation following the operations and the bombings in Israel which targeted the Israeli civilians in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0112/S00041.htm


22: Centres Of Excellence Research Fund Well Supported

Forty-five applications have been received for a share of the Government’s new $60m fund to build Centres of Research Excellence in the tertiary education sector, Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Minister Steve Maharey said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00078.htm


23: NZPI To Take Closer Look At Indemnity Insurance

The New Zealand Property Institute CEO, Conor English, said today that the Institute would be taking a close look at the professional indemnity insurance available to valuers and other property professionals.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0112/S00022.htm


24: Israeli aggression, air raids and incursion - 4/12

Jenin: Israeli F-16 shelled headquarters of President Arafat in Jenin, the Governorate and Police Directorate. Several Palestinian homes, which locate near the bombarded targets, were also damaged in the air strike.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0112/S00038.htm


25: Patent Roll Out Underway For Slab

SLAB International, an audio innovator and flat panel speaker pioneer, has received its first comprehensive UK patent, as well as finalising a 'very pleasing' cross licensing arrangement with NXT, a UK-based flat panel speaker developer.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0112/S00002.htm


26: ACC Premium Hikes Expose Government’s Failure

The first round of ACC premium hikes has exposed the government's failure to honour its claim that it could match private sector accident insurance, says ACT's ACC spokesman Ken Shirley.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00074.htm


27: What IT Is Expected To be Revealed On US TV Today

Disabled people around the world are expected to benefit with the announcement in America today of a new high-tech self-balancing people mover which mimics the human body's ability to balance itself. Maree Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00004.htm


28: We Need An Inquiry Into Dysfunctional Family Court

The case of a father cut off from his children because of the injustice of the Family Court and the actions of a child psychologist has prompted ACT Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman to renew her call for a comprehensive inquiry into the Family Court.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00065.htm


29: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Scoop Is (Always) In The House - Firas Al-Atraqchi: Israel Invents Moral Equivalency - IT won't wobble & IT won't fall down - Email Vigilance Advised As Goner Spreads - Aziz Choudhry: Moore Of The Same - Satire: Prejudice Best Enjoyed In Groups

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00023.htm


30: Psychologists' Misconduct is Common Occurence

"The serious misconduct of senior psychologist Prue Vincent, who appears to have convinced a child that they had been sexually abused by their father when they had not, is nothing new and is indeed a common occurrence in the psychological 'profession'", ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0112/S00021.htm

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