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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: Howard's End: Witnesses Refute Flight 587 Fallacy

Thirteen witnesses are now prepared to say that when Flight 587 out of JFK in New York crashed on November 12 killing all 265 on board, the tail did not mysteriously fall off. Truth will out! Maree Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00027.htm


3: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 6 December

Today's questions of the day concerned: USA Bombing Own Troops – Auckland District Health Board deficit – Charities working party – Ron Mark and military files – Waikato Innovation Park – West Coast District Health Board deficit – Major General Dodson ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00028.htm


4: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 6 December

1. KEITH LOCKE to the Minister of Defence: In light of the United States' bombing of its own troops in Afghanistan does he believe that New Zealand's SAS troops will be safe from "friendly fire" in that country; if so, why?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00100.htm


5: Naked Chefs To Urge Pam's To "Stop Ge "

New Zealand's own "naked chefs" will join consumers in protest over GE food this Friday to draw attention to the risk of deception under the new GE labelling regime starting on December 7th.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0112/S00026.htm


6: Scoop Images: Sing4Peace At Selwyn House School

Images from the November 29th Sing4Peace celebrations at Selwyn House School. Selwyn House School encouraged schools (and others) throughout the world to sing for peace with them on the same day via a website. See... http://www.sing4peace.com .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00025.htm


7: 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


8: Anti-Sow Crate Activists Arrested

Four of the activists, involved in today’s protest against the Sow Crate held at a Cambridge Pig farm, have been arrested by police and charged with unlawful entry.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0112/S00031.htm


9: 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


10: 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


11: 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


12: 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


13: 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


14: Scoop Archive: Bougainville - Small Nation, Big Message

It is rare that I wax lyrical about a film. But the independently-produced documentary, An Evergreen Island, about Bougainville, a South Pacific island which survived nine years with little assistance from the outside world has left a big impression on ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/53/29/200111212157.5376f317.html


15: Opponents of Ratification Wrong Again

The opponents of New Zealand ratifying the Kyoto climate change protocol fear Australian reluctance to sign might mean they face less cost and thereby out perform us economically. Not so says Environmental Defence Society climate spokesperson Garry Law.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0112/S00027.htm


16: 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


17: 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


18: 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


19: 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


20: 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


21: 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 Leader Rt Hon ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00088.htm


22: 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


23: 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


24: Pigs At Parliament This Afternoon

Borris the pig and Libby the piglet will be arriving at parliament at 3.30 this afternoon to lobby on behalf of thousands of their peers who are contained in small sow crates up and down the country.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00101.htm


25: Images: Hey Sister’s New Model From Big Brother

Images of hit Australian TV show Big Brother star Jemma Gawned, the new face of the Hey Sister! lingerie brand. For more background see… Big Brother! Hey Sister! – Too Good To Take Off! .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0107/S00051.htm


26: Greens Grow Up

"The Green Party has achieved much in its first two years in Parliament," Co-leader, Jeanette Fitzsimons said today, "but what we do in the next year will establish us firmly and permanently as the third force in Parliament.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00109.htm


27: 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


28: Oracle Debuts "Unbreakable" Application Server

Continuing to provide customers with high system availability and security, Oracle Corporation today announced Oracle9i Application Server Release 2 (Oracle9iAS Release 2). The latest release of the market's fastest growing application server includes ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0112/S00003.htm


29: 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


30: 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

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