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1: Symantec - W32.Novarg.A@mm Level 4 - severe

Symantec Security Response discovered a new malicious threat today - W32.Novarg.A@mm. W32.Novarg.A@mm is a mass-mailing worm that is being upgraded from a Level 3 threat to a Level 4 threat. This worm appears to be spreading at a rapid rate. This threat ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0401/S00051.htm


2: Images: Lord Of The Rings Exhibition At Te Papa

In anticipation of the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, the central instalment in writer/director/producer Peter Jackson's epic trilogy based on the J.R.R. Tolkien masterpiece, Te Papa proudly announces a world exclusive and a bold ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00234.htm


3: Why Not Just Genetically Engineer Women For Milk?

MAdGE (Mothers Against Genetic Engineering in Food and the Environment) today launched a highly controversial billboard campaign in Auckland and Wellington to provoke public debate about the social and cultural ethics of genetic engineering in New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00003.htm


4: NEWSFLASH: Author Janet Frame Dies

Renowned New Zealand author Janet Frame has dies aged 79 in Dunedin Hospital. Frame's life story was portrayed in the award winning Jane Campion film An Angel at My Table. The film was based in turn on her autobiography of the same name.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00140.htm


5: W32.Novarg.A@Mm Upgraded To Level 4 Threat

New Mass-Mailing Worm Attempts to Launch a Denial-of-Service Attack Beginning February 1

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0401/S00058.htm


6: US VP Dick Cheney Address to World Economic Forum

THE VICE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much, Professor Schwab. I'm honored to join all of you this morning, and to be in such distinguished company.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00193.htm


7: Public Address 29/01/04 - How Cool Is This?

Two cracking posts today: from the fresh-faced David Slack and the ageing Damian Christie. A post from me would be too much, methinks, so I'll be back tomorrow with musings on Hutton and why Don Brash feels compelled to insult people who have served ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00139.htm


8: Freedom Air Launches Really Small Fiji Fares

Online sales for Freedom Air's new flights to Fiji are available today, with one of the smallest airfares ever seen in New Zealand on offer.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0401/S00140.htm


9: New migrant health and disability screening rules

A new and enhanced immigration health and disability screening programme will be phased in this year, Immigration Minister Lianne Dalziel announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00237.htm


10: Labour 'Newspeak' over Treaty

George Orwell would envy Helen Clark and Dr Michael Cullen's gall in calling Dr Brash's honesty `racial divisiveness', ACT New Zealand Maori Affairs Spokesman Stephen Franks said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00254.htm


11: Explaining why some New Zealanders are inactive

Obstacles to Action: A Study of New Zealanders’ Physical Activity and Nutrition, identifies six distinct types of inactive people with particular behavioural needs, motivations and trigger points.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00274.htm


12: Norma Sherry: Not So Gay Times

We are living in frightening times. We're in a war without an end. We're in Iraq on a lie. We have a runaway deficit that promises to get worse if we don't alter our course. We have more Americans out of work than in anytime in previous history. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00141.htm


13: Janet Frame helped break down barriers

"Janet Frame was a New Zealand literary icon who helped break down the misconceptions about mental illness," says National Party Leader Don Brash. "She overcame enormous odds to become one of New Zealand's most distinguished writers - her death ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00265.htm


14: Skull & Bones & John Kerry & President Bush

A little-known fact unites Democratic frontrunner John Kerry and President Bush: they are both members of Yale's secret society Skull and Bones. We speak with the author of "Secrets of the Tomb: Skull and Bones, the Ivy League, and the Hidden Paths ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00143.htm


15: Islamic Jihad Vows Revenge

The invasion is the deadliest IOF raid into the Gaza Strip in more than one month, witnesses told Reuters.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00210.htm


16: Pacific Blue’s First Trans-Tasman Flight Takes Off

Pacific Blue's first flight will take off from Christchurch today at 11.00am, offering the same unique service style that has been so popular in Australia and will now be available on the trans-Tasman markets.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0401/S00147.htm


17: National Party statement wrong

Shane Ardern, National's Biosecurity spokesman, is incorrect when he says the government claimed last November that it had eliminated the Southern Saltmarsh Mosquito from the Kaipara.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00255.htm


18: Statement by Lord Hutton - Inquiry Report Released

I have today delivered to Lord Falconer of Thoroton, the Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs, my report into the circumstances surrounding the death of Dr David Kelly CMG. The purpose of my statement today is to seek to state, in brief summary, the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00205.htm


19: Chuckman Cartoon: Bush Likes His Flags

2004 State of the Union cartoon from John Chuckman

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00096.htm


20: PM pays tribute to Janet Frame

Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Helen Clark today paid tribute to writer Janet Frame, who died this morning, saying her contribution to literature in New Zealand and internationally was immense.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00267.htm


21: Manuel Valenzuela: American Taliban

It is said that evolution is an unstoppable force, be it biological or societal. Progress seems to be the hallmark of human civilization since the dawn of mankind’s birth in the forests of Africa to our eventual Diaspora throughout the globe.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00134.htm


22: State Dept. Daily Press Briefing January 28, 2004

ISRAEL/PALESTINIANS 1 Satterfield/Wolf Travel 1-2 Prisoner Swap 1-2 Ceasefire 4-5 European Union Meetings with Satterfield

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00214.htm


23: Official cash rate increased to 5.25 per cent

The Reserve Bank today increased the Official Cash Rate from 5 per cent to 5.25 per cent. Governor Alan Bollard said "An increase in the OCR appears warranted to ensure that inflation remains comfortably within the target range over the medium term.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0401/S00138.htm


24: Quality Journalism Superseded By Soap Opera Stuff

Gerry Eckhoff ACT party Fisheries Portfolio holder has joined the National Deputy leader, Gerry Brownlee, in expressing his disgust of the standard of TVNZ journalism. Their comments have risen over the way TVNZ have handled the Peters' Kermadec Restaurant ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0401/S00081.htm


25: Tribute To Janet Frame

ACT New Zealand Acting Leader Ken Shirley today paid tribute to New Zealand literary giant Janet Frame, who sadly passed away after a long battle with leukaemia.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00266.htm


26: No survey on ''human genes''

The Bioethics Council has not conducted any surveys on use of human genes in other organisms, Council Chair Sir Paul Reeves said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0401/S00062.htm


27: SRA Commentary: Nasty Economics

A year ago at this time Commentary was writing about the departure of Paul O’Neill and Larry Lindsay from the Bush administration. Twelve months on and Mr. O’Neill is back in the news, this time because he has finally broken silence and given us ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00137.htm


28: Exotic Mosquito Treatment begins in Whangaparaoa

Treatment to control the southern saltmarsh mosquito began today near Whangaparaoa Peninsula following the discovery of larvae there yesterday, the Ministry of Health announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0401/S00040.htm


29: Sharon Diverts World Attention by Escalation

New Israeli Massacre in Gaza Claims 8 Palestinian Lives Abed Rabbo: Sharon Diverting World Attention by Military Escalation

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00211.htm


30: A Chance To Meet Mary-Kate And Ashley In LA

The ZM radio network in association with the mary-kateandashley brand is searching for New Zealand's biggest Mary-Kate and Ashley fan! The winner and two companions will get to meet the most famous teenagers on the planet in their home city, Los ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00118.htm

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