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David Miller: NZ & Booze, A Dysfunctional Relationship
Motornet: Volvo S60 - Safety With Style
Restraining Order On Lion Nathan Over Montana
Pete Hodgson In Bonn For Climate Talks
Local Govt Treaty Powers Will Cost Ratepayers
Nats Sitting On The Fence Over Super
Seafaring Lemon Charles Upham Sold For Peanuts
Images: Cute & Shy Big Brother Star Wears Hey Sister!
Post-Autistic Economics Newsletter
Flu Heads South
No Need For Nervousness, We Have Patches

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David Miller: NZ & Booze, A Dysfunctional Relationship

- The option called for most often by those concerned with the levels of youth drinking in this country is a revision of the legal age that requires a person to be 20 before they can buy alcohol. However when it comes to youth binge drinking, taking this option will solve little. See... David Miller: Overcoming Youth Drinking [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00092.htm


Motornet: Volvo S60 - Safety With Style

- Volvo's revolution continues with the introduction of the sleek and stylish S60 sedan. If this car can't change perceptions of the marque, nothing will. See… Motornet: Vive la Revolvolution [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00094.htm


Restraining Order On Lion Nathan Over Montana

- The Takeovers Panel has made a further order restraining Lion Nathan Enterprises Limited from acquiring securities or any interest in or rights relating to securities in Montana Group (NZ) Limited unless in compliance with the Takeovers Code. See... New Restraining Order On Lion Nathan Enterprises [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0107/S00126.htm


Pete Hodgson In Bonn For Climate Talks

- Pete Hodgson, Convenor of the Ministerial Group on Climate Change, departs for Germany tomorrow to represent New Zealand at a world conference on climate change. See... Hodgson to Bonn for climate talks [1] - Forest Sinks And The Kyoto Protocol [2] - Japan: Climate Saviour Or Climate Killer? - Greenpeace [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00259.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00265.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00051.htm


Local Govt Treaty Powers Will Cost Ratepayers

- Calls at the Local Government New Zealand conference for broader guidelines on the Treaty of Waitangi will harm the credibility of local government, National's Justice spokesperson Wayne Mapp said. See... Political correctness gone mad at LGNZ [1] MORE: - LGNZ - Review Provides Power For Councils To Grow Up! [2] - Greens - Local Government Act Changes Silent On Treaty [3] - Marion Hobbs - Rio To Reality - Placebo, Panadol Or Panacea [4] - Gerry Eckhoff - Powers of Competence Damnify Citizens' Rights [5] - Helen Clark - LGNZ Conference [6] - Sandra Lee - Speech To LGNZ Annual Conference [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00256.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00052.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00262.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00261.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00257.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00248.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00242.htm


Nats Sitting On The Fence Over Super

- "National's stance on New Zealand superannuation is predictable, cynical and confused," Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. Dr Cullen was responding to National's announcement that they will vote against the formation of the New Zealand Superannuation Fund, and their failure to propose any alternative. See... Predictable, cynical and confused [1] and National Can't Duck Hard Super Questions - Anderton [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00255.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00264.htm


Seafaring Lemon Charles Upham Sold For Peanuts

- “This vessel, which unfortunately was given the name of our most decorated war hero, has never carried out the sealift role for which it was originally acquired,” Mark Burton said. See... Lemon Ship Sold [1] MORE: - Nats - Charles Upham Sold For Peanuts [2] - Historical Revisionism Alive And Well [3] - ACT - Another Nail in the Defence Forces' Coffin [4] - More Serious Revelations To Come On LAVs [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00254.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00252.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00268.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00258.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00267.htm


Images: Cute & Shy Big Brother Star Wears Hey Sister!

- Jemma Gawned, too modest to shower without lingerie on “real-time” television programme Big Brother, was featured wearing a Hey Sister! Polka Dot lingerie set on the show earlier this month. Within a day of her wearing the lingerie, it had sold out of stores. Big Brother! Hey Sister! – Too Good To Take Off! [1] and Images: Hey Sister’s New Model From Big Brother [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0107/S00049.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0107/S00051.htm


Post-Autistic Economics Newsletter

- In this issue: - the editor, A Moderate Proposal - The Cambridge 27, Opening Up Economics - Paul Ormerod, Beyond Criticism - Steve Keen, Economists Have No Ears - Grazia Ietto-Gillies, Economics and Multinationals - Emmanuelle Biencourt , A Year in French Economics - Le Movement Autisme-Économie, American Textbooks. See... Post Autistic Economics [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0107/S00043.htm


Flu Heads South

- The predicted spate of influenza moving through New Zealand this winter has reached the South Island over the past two weeks according to latest statistics. See... Influenza surveillance update [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0107/S00025.htm


No Need For Nervousness, We Have Patches

- The National Quitline is assuring smokers that there are no problems with supplies of the subsidised nicotine patches and gum which it issues to callers who are eligible. See... No problems with patches and gum, says Quitline [1] and The Quitline has excellent results [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0107/S00023.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0107/S00024.htm


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