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Hard News Is Here
West Coast Beech Logging An Environmental Success
G8: Drop The Debt, Now! – Jubilee 2000 Aotearoa
Irish Eyes On G8: Oceans Of Worry Lap At The Toes
Global Warming IS A Clear & Present Danger
Fiji Murders: Police & Media Distortions
Fiji Murders: Police Looters Arrested, Morale Low
CD Cleaner To Be Criminalised, Distributor Charged
Gender Based Murder Defence Outrages Men's Group
G8: Soccer Pantomime In Cuba Mall
Humour: PM Winds Up Underused Country


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Hard News Is Here

- Hi Mikey, Happy birthday! How's your week been? Mine's been a bit tiring, on account of the woman I love being stricken with the killer flu of 2001. What a m********er. Anyway, I'm taking the kids to school so I can't fit in a broadcast this week. You can read this email out to the listeners instead. See... HARD NEWS 20/07/01 - Letter to Mikey [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00120.htm


West Coast Beech Logging An Environmental Success

- The development of sustainable beech production on private land on the West Coast is a positive move, which should slow the rapid rise of wooden furniture imports sourced from heavy logging of tropical forests, the Ecologic Foundation said today. See... Beech Project Positive Says Conservationist [1] MORE: - Greens - Greens Philosophical About Private Beech Logging [2] - Nats - National welcomes West Coast indigenous logging [3] - Govt - Smith's spurious claims rejected [4] - Smith Distorts Facts Over Logging Volumes [5] - ACT - $120m Grant Has Not Saved a Single Beech Tree [6] - Give Kit Richards An Award [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00074.htm
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G8: Drop The Debt, Now! – Jubilee 2000 Aotearoa

- The big question for many Jubilee 2000 supporters this weekend is whether or not the seven leaders of the world’s richest nations will take heed of the voices demanding debt cancellation. See... Drop All the Debt at Genoa [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0107/S00068.htm

Irish Eyes On G8: Oceans Of Worry Lap At The Toes

- When we were children there were tidal wave warnings and we had to leave our classrooms and climb up a small hill to just the right height so that when the tidal wave arrived it would lap at our toes but do no more. See... Irish Eyes: A Place Where WeatheryWorries Lap [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00117.htm


Global Warming IS A Clear & Present Danger

- New research published in Europe and the United States today discloses an even greater prospect of significant global warming over the next century unless world-wide mitigation policies are introduced, senior NIWA climate scientist Dr Jim Salinger said today. See... Signiticant Global Warming During The 21st Century [1] . See also… US Statement to the Convention on Climate Change [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0107/S00061.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0107/S00066.htm


Fiji Murders: Police & Media Distortions

- Over a week ago, a 23-year-old man, Apete Kaisau, was charged with the murder. But by the time he appeared before a magistrate, the story of how he had allegedly killed the two men - along with possible motives for the killing - had already received extensive media coverage. See... RA'S Pacific Beat On Fiji Double Murder Coverage [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0107/S00065.htm


Fiji Murders: Police Looters Arrested, Morale Low

- Three policemen have been arrested for robbery from the home of murdered Red Cross Director John Scott. See… Police Charged For Robbery [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0107/S00064.htm


CD Cleaner To Be Criminalised, Distributor Charged

- The Expert Advisory Committee on Drugs has agreed that the 'Fantasy' range of drugs, including Gamma hydroxy butyrate (GHB), 1,4 butanediol, (1,4-B) and GBL should be scheduled under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975. See... GHB and 1,4-Butanediol to be classified [1] - Expert Advisory Committee on Drugs & Minutes [2] - Timaru Man Faces Further Charges [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0107/S00031.htm
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Gender Based Murder Defence Outrages Men's Group

- Convicted murderer Gaye Oakes who killed in cold blood claimed the battered woman excuse, and became a cause celebre. The Oakes case must be taken as a clear warning of what would prevail if thie bizarre new proposal from the Law Commission is adopted. See… FARE Condemns Gendered Excuses For Murderers [1] MORE: - Nats - No excuse for premeditated murder [2] - Govt - Law Commission Report On Battered Defendants [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00071.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00316.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00308.htm


G8: Soccer Pantomime In Cuba Mall

- With none other than Monty Burns as the referee and Mike Moore as a cheerleader, the G8 "all-stars" will take on "People United". There's also the chance of a guest appearance by Helen Clark supplying half-time oranges to the G8 - but not to the people! See... Wellington Solidarity anti-G8 Demonstration [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00070.htm


Humour: PM Winds Up Underused Country

- Following the successful disbanding of the armed forces the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Helen Clark, has unveiled a new bold plan to total disband the entire nation. See... Humour: NZ To Be Disbanded [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00119.htm



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