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1: Scoop Satirical Image: New Afghani Money

The following image, circulating widely on the Internet in the Middle East, was submitted by a reader for publication. It shows a new design for Afghanistan's currency.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00062.htm


2: Scoop Links: LOTR Reviews

Reviews are pouring in for the first the first installment of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Fellowship of the Ring , following yesterday’s premiere in London.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00063.htm


3: Scoop Images: Skyhawks Over The City Of Sails

Somehow the funereal greyness of the day made a fitting backdrop for the NZAF Skyhawks as they flew down Auckland Harbour and on their way into the nation's history books.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00059.htm


4: Big News: How Corporate Greed Helps The Poor

Hey kids, want to make the world a better place? Then grow up: Start a business or get a job. Do you want to provide new help for the world’s poor? Hire them. Corporate greed has helped far more people than big puppets ever will.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00061.htm


5: Scoop Images: More Anti-War Images From Indymedia

All images below come from http://www.indymedia.org … A Succinct Rumsfeld Foreign Policy Statement On World Domination

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00054.htm


6: PeopleSoft 8 CRM Sets New Industry Standard

Auckland, Friday 7th December 2001 – At launch events in Auckland and Wellington, PeopleSoft Inc. (Nasdaq: PSFT) has demonstrated the industry’s first pure internet Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution, PeopleSoft 8 CRM.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0112/S00006.htm


7: Letter From Elsewhere: Come See The Future!

I don’t know what the recently routed Queenstown council was planning to build when they carved a great chunk out of the green hillside of trees above their town, to make way for a “development” they called the Commonage. But I wouldn’t mind betting ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00060.htm


8: Northwoods: U.S. Plan for Terror to Justify War

The Northwoods plan for staging phony attacks on the U.S. to justify invading Cuba was developed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1962. It was never implemented, perhaps due to fear of Soviet retaliation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00065.htm


9: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 12 December

Today's questions of the day concerned: Workplace Learning – Work Testing DPB – Cancer Treatment – Middle East Violence – Pharmac Funding – US Free Trade Negotiations – Police Wrankling - Aquaculture Moratorium x 2 – Gifted Students – Painted Apple ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00066.htm


10: Microsoft’s US Classroom Monopoly Play

Only a company like Microsoft could be attacked for offering kids free computers. But that was what happened when the company announced recently that it would donate up to $1bn worth of computers and software to more than 12,500 schools in the US.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00064.htm


11: Scoop Link: Robert Fisk On His Beating By Refugees

They started by shaking hands. We said "Salaam aleikum" – peace be upon you – then the first pebbles flew past my face. A small boy tried to grab my bag. Then another. Then someone punched me in the back. Then young men broke my glasses, began smashing ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00055.htm


12: Defence Appointments Send Timely Message

The significant feature of the new appointment to Chief of Defence Force is that the Labour Alliance government has passed over the existing chiefs.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00049.htm


13: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 11 December

Today's questions of the day concerned: BERL Developments Ltd. & Innovation And Systems Ltd. – Low Skilled Workers – Aquaculture Moratorium – Clean Slate Bill – End Of Skyhawks – Clean Slate Bill – Budget Spending Cap – Te Reo Maori – Auckland ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00056.htm


14: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 12 December

1. DAVID BENSON-POPE to the Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education): What reports has he received on participation in workplace learning?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00219.htm


15: No Ultimatum Over Future - Shipley

Suggestions I have said "promote me or I'll go" are sheer nonsense, says Jenny Shipley.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00214.htm


16: Scoop Satire: Karori Expansionist Aims

The annexation of Wilton is only the first step in a plan to establish a ‘Thousand Year Karori’ according to Northland JP Watford Crustfall.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00051.htm


17: Stateside: Pass The Perspective Please

Saturday evening, New Zealand was a laughing stock Stateside. When movie buff Joel Siegel asked Elijah Wood what he missed most about his native LA in the 18 months he spent away from it filming the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy, Wood replied: "I ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00042.htm


18: Precious Health Dollars Being Squandered-Peters

New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters today described the granting of $600,000 by the Health Research Council to Canterbury University doctors, Annie Potts, Tiina Vares and others, to study the ‘implications of prosexual pharmaceutical use’, as ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00218.htm


19: Appointment of Telecommunications Commissioner

Communications Minister Paul Swain announced today that Douglas Webb, an expatriate New Zealander, will be appointed as Telecommunications Commissioner within the Commerce Commission for a five-year term.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00215.htm


20: NZer becomes new Face of Food In Oz

Penguin Books New Zealand’s best selling food writer, Julie Le Clerc has been appointed Food Editor for Sunday Life – the weekly Sunday supplement for the Sun Herald (Sydney Morning Herald) and Melbourne’s Sunday Age.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0112/S00019.htm


21: Directions in Social Policy - Bill English Speech

Our nation will change considerably over the next 20 years. There will be more older people. Our ethnic mix will change as more New Zealanders are Maori, Pacific Island and Asian. We have the chance to create a new face of New Zealand, as a confident ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00226.htm


22: Moratorium Stops Marine Farm Developments

The Government's moratorium on aquaculture leaves a large number of jobs for Maori and others and business opportunities at risk, National Maori Affairs spokesperson Georgina te Heuheu said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00209.htm


23: Vindictive Govt. Blocks ACT from AirForce Farewell

The refusal by the Labour/Alliance Coalition Government to allow ACT to take up National's generous offer to use one of their seats on an aircraft going to Ohakea for the laying up of the air combat Squadron's colours is pathetic, ACT Defence Spokesman ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00234.htm


24: Skyhawk Decision To Be Appealed

The Save Our Squadrons Campaign has decided to appeal Justice Heron's decision striking out their legal challenge to the scrapping of the Air Combat Force. The Campaign's convener, Auckland lawyer Clive Bradbury, said today they would be seeking a hearing ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0112/S00059.htm


25: Apology demanded

Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton is demanding a parliamentary apology from Act MP Rodney Hide following false allegations made by Mr Hide against an Industry New Zealand staff member.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00233.htm


26: Govt agrees with experts - class B for Fantasy

The government agrees that Fantasy should be classified as Class B, Associate Health Minister Hon Tariana Turia announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00217.htm


27: 'Soviet' Health Plans - Election Bribery

The Libertarianz health deregulation spokesman Richard McGrath said the government's injection of three billion dollars of other people's money into the state health system is an election year bribe which health providers and consumers should treat ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0112/S00063.htm


28: 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


29: David Miller: The Perils Of Christmas

It was not until I was at my parent’s place at the weekend that I realised that Christmas was closer than I thought. Every year my mother decorates all the windows of the conservatory with Santa Claus stickers, however this year she has gone a step better ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00048.htm


30: Lesbian Couples Reject Equality

"It is a little known fact that the benefit laws which apply to heterosexual couples do not apply to same sex couples," says Lindsay Mitchell, Petitioner for a Parliamentary Review of the DPB.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0112/S00065.htm

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