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Dollar Plumbing New Depths
Scoop Is In The House: Questions & Answers
Leaders Step Back From Abyss, To Annan’s Relief
Tenuous Progress At End OF Middle East Summit
Scoop Satire: Peace Talks, Act One
Scoop Cartoon: Dr Heckle And Mrs Chide
Last Rimu Felled In Buller
Magic Bullet Drug Marketing Concerns PHARMAC
Unsafe Solomons Exercise Should Be Debated – ACT
Sorry, Wrong Island
Scoop World: Chaudhry Back In Fiji
Wellington’s South Coast Could Be Made A Marine Reserve
Telecommunication Inquiry Recommendations Bad For Consumers
Sludge Report: A Trio Of Economic Heresies
Book Shows Multiculturalism Of Colonial New Zealand

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Dollar Plumbing New Depths

- The New Zealand dollar reached new lows against the US dollar, trading as low as US39.32 cents early this morning. At 8.20am the dollar had recovered slightly and was trading at US39.49 cents. Links to dollar in motion - (Yahoo!- USD CROSS [1] )


[1] - http://quote.yahoo.com/m5?a=1&s=NZD&t=USD


Scoop Is In The House: Questions & Answers

- Today’s questions concerned the subjects of: Unemployment Statistics – Bulk Funding – R&D Tax Deductibility – West Papua – Retail Price Increases – Health Workforce Shortages – Dawn Raid Deceptions – Sealords Share Sales – Home Detention – Radioactive ... See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 18 October [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00104.htm


Leaders Step Back From Abyss, To Annan’s Relief

- 17 October -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan today expressed relief at the results of the just-concluded Middle East summit in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, and urged all concerned to help foster calm so that peace talks could resume. See... UNSG Annan says "we must move forward" [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0010/S00128.htm


Tenuous Progress At End OF Middle East Summit

- PRESIDENT CLINTON: First, both sides have agreed to issue public statements unequivocally calling for an end of violence. They also agreed to take immediate, concrete measures to end the current confrontation, eliminate points of friction, ensure an end to violence and incitement, maintain calm, and prevent recurrence of recent events. See... President Clinton and President Hosni Mubarak [1] . See also…Background Briefing on Middle East Peace Summit [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0010/S00124.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0010/S00125.htm


Scoop Satire: Peace Talks, Act One

- Act 1. Peace Summit Opens. Ehud Barak has a victorious smirk. Yasir Arafat looks like a kid whose toy's been snatched by someone. See... Scoop Satire: Mid East Drama Played To Perfection [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00103.htm


Scoop Cartoon: Dr Heckle And Mrs Chide

- Cartoon from Paul McDonald of http://www.political-cartoons.co.nz/ POLITICAL-CARTOONS.CO.NZ See... Scoop Cartoon: Dr Heckle And Mrs Chide [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00102.htm


Last Rimu Felled In Buller

- Conservationists are relieved Timberlands West Coast has felled its last tree in the Buller District. Timberlands say the last rimu was felled on Thursday last week in Little Totara forest (The News - Westport, 17 October 2000). See... Conservationists relieved Buller logging has ended [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00074.htm


Magic Bullet Drug Marketing Concerns PHARMAC

- PHARMAC’S medical director says he has great concerns about the media-driven magic bullet approach to marketing of pharmaceuticals in New Zealand. See... Magic Bullet Drug Marketing Causing Concern [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0010/S00047.htm


Unsafe Solomons Exercise Should Be Debated – ACT

- The government’s decision to intervene in the Solomon Islands is a project with real risks. I believe the public and Parliament should be fully informed of the dangers. See... Solomons Peacekeeping Raises Serious Issues [1] EARLIER - NZ Peace Monitoring Team To Solomons Approved [2] - Downer Welcomes Signing Of Solomons Peace Deal [3] - ACT Seeks Urgent Debate On Solomons Deployment [4] - Solomons Deployment Seems Appropriate [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00356.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00092.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0010/S00105.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00325.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00324.htm


Sorry, Wrong Island

- The editor and publisher of Healthy Options magazine owe the people of New Zealand an apology for their scare-mongering, Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Inaccurate Journalism Damaging To NZ Economy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00369.htm


Scoop World: Chaudhry Back In Fiji

- The elected Prime Minister, Mahendra Chaudhry returned to Fiji last night after a successful mission that took him to Australia, New Zealand, India, UK, Europe, Canada and the US. See... Elected PM Returns After Successful Mission [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0010/S00127.htm


Wellington’s South Coast Could Be Made A Marine Reserve

- On Wednesday 18th October the South Coast Marine Reserve Coalition and the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand (Inc). will make public their application to establish a marine reserve on Wellington’s south coast. See... Marine Reserve Proposed For Wellington [1] MORE - GOVT - Careful Consideration For Marine Reserve [2] - GREENS - Greens Support Marine Reserve [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0010/S00043.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00352.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00365.htm


Telecommunication Inquiry Recommendations Bad For Consumers

- Adopting the recommendations of the Telecommunications Inquiry would threaten New Zealand’s leadership in e-commerce and leave consumers worse off. See... Tighter Telecommunication Regulation Unjustified [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0010/S00145.htm


Sludge Report: A Trio Of Economic Heresies

- IN THIS EDITION: Setting The Scene: Stockmarkets Mark the 13th Anniversary Of The 1987 Crash - Heresy 1: An Explanation For The Vegetative State of the Domestic NZ Economy – Ugly Monetary Aggregates - Heresy 2: Buying Tranz Rail - Heresy 3: Henry the VIth Bananas, And OPEC’s Bank Proposal. See... Sludge Report #34 – A Trio Of Economic Heresies [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00098.htm


Book Shows Multiculturalism Of Colonial New Zealand

- A new book about New Zealand's Irish heritage offers the view that colonial New Zealand was more multicultural than we have been led to believe. Eight writers - most of Irish descent - have produced A Distant Shore: Irish Migration and New Zealand Settlement. See... New Perspectives On The Irish In New Zealand [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0010/S00037.htm

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