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1: 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


2: HARD NEWS 07/12/01 - A Place of Humble Heroes

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... it has been quite a spell for turning on the radio in the morning and copping some news that makes you catch your breath. In this case, it's not terrorism or war, but the death of an individual. Sir Peter Blake, shot dead ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00032.htm


3: Howard's End: The Touch Of The Master’s Hand

Shock reverberated around the world this morning on the news that New Zealand's Sir Peter Blake has been murdered in Brazil. Global tributes began flowing almost immediately with such a sad and tragic loss of the touch of the master's hand. Maree ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00030.htm


4: Scoop Images: Farewell Blakey

Team New Zealand's Viaduct Basin Base was open to visitors today to allow them to pay their respects to an outstanding New Zealander.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00034.htm


5: Death Of A National Hero

Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that she was very deeply shocked and saddened at the terrible news of the violent death of Sir Peter Blake on the Blakexpedition yacht, the Seamaster, in Brazil.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00112.htm


6: Scoop Images: Pigs At Parliament

Pictures of pigs at Parliament yesterday as part of a demonstration against the use of sow crates in the pork industry. Scroll down for links to background stories...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00031.htm


7: Sir Peter Blake appointed UN environment envoy

Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced that Sir Peter Blake has been appointed a special envoy of the United Nations Environment Programme.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00084.htm


8: Scoop Images: Empty Lake –-> Full Lake

I thought you might enjoy a before and after photo of Lake Ohau. We have Had about 100mm of rain in the last five days which has really done wonders for the lake level, which was getting quite low.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00035.htm


9: Scoop Feedback: Blake A Victim Of Hired Killers?

The death of Sir Peter Blake at the hands of unknown assailants comes as a deep shock.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00036.htm


10: 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


11: 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


12: 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


13: Headline Hunting Hypocrisy

“The cheek and audacity of Prime Minister Helen Cark was displayed for all to see this week when she attended the launch of a global genealogy program for descendants of the Shetland Islands”, said New Zealand First Leader and Member for Tauranga, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00124.htm


14: 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


15: Sir Peter Blake

It is with great sadness Yachting New Zealand sends heart felt condolences to the family and friends of Sir Peter Blake.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0112/S00038.htm


16: Sir Peter An Inspiration To New Zealanders

Opposition Leader Bill English today paid tribute to New Zealand yachtsman and environmentalist Sir Peter Blake.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00120.htm


17: Tribute To A New Zealand Hero

ACT unreservedly supports the parliamentary motion expressing sadness at the death of Sir Peter Blake and offering condolences to Lady Pippa Blake and family, Acting Leader Hon Ken Shirley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00125.htm


18: Peter Blake Mourned; Message Lives On

Sir Peter Blake's death in Amazonia is a huge loss to the global environment as well as to his family and to sailing says Cath Wallace, co-chair of the Environment and Conservation Organisations of New Zealand, ECO. He will be mourned in many circles ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0112/S00037.htm


19: 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


20: Marine reserves in Sir Peter Blake’s memory

WWF New Zealand is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Sir Peter Blake, and we add our voice to calls for a network of marine reserves to commemorate his work, his passion, and his enormous contribution to Aotearoa New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0112/S00046.htm


21: Winston Peters Maori Television Bill Speech

Rt Hon. WINSTON PETERS (Leader--NZ First): The National Party will vote for this bill! That last speech was really by way of an apology for a party that has no idea what is going on in the Maori world, and has no policy to improve the Maori people, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00114.htm


22: 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


23: Greens acknowledge environmental ambassador

Green Party Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today expressed her shock and sorrow at the death of environmental campaigner, outstanding sportsman and great New Zealander Sir Peter Blake.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00135.htm


24: Activists Chain Themselves To Sow Crates

At 12:00 pm this Thursday, several activists from Hamilton Animal Rights Defense entered a local pig farm, and chained themselves to the sow crates inside The farm, which is located on Matos Segedin Road, just outside of Cambridge, is one of 29% ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0112/S00029.htm


25: 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


26: More Wilson Contempt for Parliament and Freedom

Last night Attorney General Margaret Wilson dropped on MPs another Supplementary Order Paper with major human rights implications avoiding select committee scrutiny, ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00148.htm


27: 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


28: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Hard News Is Here! - Howard’s End: Poetic Tribute To Peter Blake - Tributes Flow For Murdered National Hero Peter Blake - Pigs At Parliament - “Clayton’s” GE Labelling Scheme Confusing, Says Kedgley - Maori TV Fiercely Debated - Scoop Is (Always) In ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00033.htm


29: PM announces rescheduled visit by the Queen

Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today that the Queen will visit New Zealand from from 22 to 27 February next year. The Queen will be accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00138.htm


30: Margaret Wilson has a recurring bad habit

Margaret Wilson the Attorney General is supposed to protect the parliamentary process but she is again introducing a late Supplementary Order Paper without notice, National's Justice spokesperson Wayne Mapp said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00154.htm

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