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1: Greenpeace Images: Whale Murder In Southern Seas

Full Screen Size Images of Japanese whaling underway in the Southern Ocean. Minke whale flees a harpoon. A whale is shot. And pulled in to be slaughtered. Greenpeace activists are sprayed with watercannon as they attempt to go to the whales aid.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0112/S00140.htm


2: Howard's End: Society & State Disconnected

The defensive posture taken by the Higher Salaries Commission over public criticism of politicians pay rises, suggests a disconnect and a tension between society and the modern state, such that the political party who can reconcile that and provide ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00103.htm


3: Greenpeace Images: Japanese Whale Tissue Sampling

Latest images from the Southern Ocean show the fate of the Minke Whale caught yesterday. It was sampled....

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0112/S00157.htm


4: Scoop Satire: Crash To Host ‘Black Breakfast’

In an attempt to get the New Zeal economy moving in a growth-focused directional capacity, Lord High Inquisitor of the Preserved Bank, Reverend Don Crash, is to host a ‘Black Breakfast’, despite such rituals being banned in most national treasuries, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00101.htm


5: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Public Enemy Number One

"I think you sent my father into Lebanon. Ariel Sharon, I accuse you of having made me suffer for 16 some odd years. I accuse you of having made my father suffer for over 16 years. I accuse you of a lot of things that made a lot of people suffer in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00093.htm


6: BTL: Israel's Assassinations Triggered Escalating

* Analysis of Sharon's order to liquidate Hamas leader suggests it was calculated to trigger an escalating cycle of violence

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00102.htm


7: Bathgate Secures Secret Sweetheart Deal

ACT Finance Spokesman MP Rodney Hide today accused Margaret Wilson of arranging a secret settlement with her friend and disgraced Employment Relations Authority member Susan Bathgate.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00329.htm


8: Scoop Images: Giant Cave Troll At The Embassy

From Scoop's content partner http://www.theonering.net/ . Image by Ringer Spy DiTcH. Wellington Cave Troll Looms Over Embassy Theatre

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00094.htm


9: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 18 December

Today's questions of the day concerned: Peace-Keepers To Afghanistan – SAS In Afghanistan – Tania Furlan Murder Witness Payment – Murders And Police Resources – University Entrance / NCEA- Budget Cap/ DEFU – Business Compliance Costs - Dodson Report – Pacific ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00104.htm


10: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 18 December

1. GRAHAM KELLY to the Prime Minister: Did she discuss with the British Prime Minister New Zealand's participation in the United Nation's mandated multi-national force in Afghanistan when she was in London; if so, what was the outcome?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00323.htm


11: Release Of Parliamentary Questions

The answers repeat much of what has been released in the Auditor-General’s report, or repeat answers given to previous oral and written questions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00320.htm


12: Wellington City's Inaugral Santarchy Parade

Santarchist Saint Nicotine today announced that a Santarchy parade will be held in Wellington city this year, continuing an unstoppable movement that is now spreading throughout the country.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0112/S00029.htm


13: David Miller Online: Go Forth America!

As soon as George W. Bush entered the White House twelve months ago, he declared that the United States would go ahead with plans to build the controversial Theatre Missile Defence System. Even then there was concern that this would mean that the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00098.htm


14: NZ troops / civilian deaths in Afghanistan

The announcement that two NZ airforce Hercules are about to land somewhere in Afghanistan on some kind of secret mission possibly involving the deployment of NZ SAS troops was made following today's Cabinet meeting. The decision to send the Hercules (and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0112/S00088.htm


15: Clark Cannot Take Parliament's Support For Granted

United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne, is warning the Prime Minister against taking Parliament's support for the anti-terrorism campaign for granted.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00314.htm


16: Personal Attacks Inappropriate - MAF

MAF Director-General Murray Sherwin today deplored the personal attacks on Dr Ruth Frampton who has been leading the Painted Apple Moth response programme in West Auckland. Mr Sherwin confirmed that Dr Frampton would continue to lead the programme.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0112/S00087.htm


17: Moves To Make Both Life And Politics Safer

New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters, today confirmed that NZ First has reached an agreement with the Government to facilitate the passing of two very important Bills.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00301.htm


18: Stateside With Rosalea: Praise Be

We are huddled here today beneath the cone of silence, speaking in code, lest the creepy crawly webbots that catapulted me to the top of the Scoop ratings last week on account of a few acronyms and keywords should find us and distort the news-value ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00090.htm


19: NZ Hercules Somewhere In Afghanistan

Two New Zealand Air Force C130 Hercules should be somewhere in Afghanistan now, Prime Minister Helen Clark says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00097.htm


20: The End Of Dr Cullen's Golden Weather ...

Today's Budget Policy Statement (BPS) marks the end of Dr Cullen's "Golden Weather", according to United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00336.htm


21: Greens Oppose Using Hercules For War Effort

Green Defence spokesperson Keith Locke said today the two Hercules which are due to arrive in Afghanistan shortly should have been contributing to the aid effort, not to the war.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00309.htm


22: Response To The Business Compliance Cost Report

Commerce Minister Paul Swain today released the government’s response to the Business Compliance Cost Panel’s Report.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00316.htm


23: Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington

Don't pass this on to the Taleban (what's left of them) or to the Alliance Party (what's left of it). Our SAS troops haven't left New Zealand. They're on stand-by but the Americans have no hole in their military that 30 men could plug. It's enough ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00295.htm


24: Legislation opens door to human rights violations

The Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act, passed today, opens the door to human rights violations in the UK, Amnesty International said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0112/S00137.htm


25: Greenpeace Image: The Death Of A Minke

Full Screen Size image of Japanese whaling underway in the Southern Ocean. See also... Greenpeace Images: Whale Murder In Southern Seas and Antarctic Whales Harpooned For Profit Or Science?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0112/S00141.htm


26: Howard's End: How Can They Sleep At Night!

Personally, if I were a politician I couldn't sleep at night knowing that I took a pay rise from the peoples' dollar, while many of my constituents were being laid-off and are wondering if they can pay their bills, let alone provide any sort of Christmas ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00092.htm


27: Taxpayers Foot Bill For Bathgate

It is an absolute outrage that taxpayers will be paying $30,000 towards the legal costs of triple dipping lawyer Susan Bathgate, National's Labour and Industrial Relations Spokesperson Simon Power said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00326.htm


28: Greenpeace Rejects Terrorism Label

Amsterdam, 14 th December 2001- Following Greenpeace’s first encounter with the Japanese whaling fleet in Antarctica, the Institute of Cetacean Research (ICR) – a private institute that catches whales under a license from the Fisheries Agency ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0112/S00134.htm


29: 'Natural Born Killers' Bred In NZ For First Time

New Zealand's most ferocious predators, the stoat, has been bred in captivity for the first time in the Southern Hemisphere. Scientists say this will help them find ways to stop stoats breeding as prolifically in the wild.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0112/S00017.htm


30: Gay Pride? Gay Shame!

"Last week's reported cumulative $200 million bill for long-term jobless is nothing," says Lindsay Mitchell, Petitioner for a Parliamentary Review of the DPB.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0112/S00082.htm

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