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Declining Mine Consent Makes Environmental Sense
Guy’s World: Beyond The Tri-Nations
Stateside: Saving Power, California Style
Why Was The Hen Factory Havoc Episode Pulled?
LAV IIIs: Who’s Telling The Truth? Asks Hide
Media Flash: Oz Media Insider
Supercomputer Weather: Hurricane Eyes Tokyo
A Hardcore Gamer Reports From Dunedin
Keith Rankin: Not Guilty Of Rhetorical Fallacy
Calls For UN Holy Land Peace Monitors Mount

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Declining Mine Consent Makes Environmental Sense

- Conservation Minister, Sandra Lee's decision to decline consent to GRD Macraes' mining access application is environmental common sense, Forest and Bird says. See... Decision On Macraes' Mine Common Sense [1] MORE: - Govt - Minister Declines Extension Of Proposed Gold Mine [2] - Libz - Minister Nukes Property Rights In Mine Decision [3] - Freshwater Anglers - Decision "A Good Start" [4] - ACT - O'Connor Hung Out To Dry By PM [5] - Force Lee To Resign [6] - NZ First - Good For You, Damien! [7] - Nats - Decision Driven By Politics Not Environment [8] - Greens - Greens Relieved By Sensible Mine Decision [9]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00081.htm
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[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00387.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00378.htm


Guy’s World: Beyond The Tri-Nations

- While Mr Stowers maintains technical difficulties were at fault for his butchering of the turgid anthem, TV evidence suggests the inexperienced 21-year-old Kiwi baritone was struck by what rugby experts term a ‘brain explosion’. See... Guy’s World: Australia’s Sons Are Ostriches [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00111.htm


Stateside: Saving Power, California Style

- Last year, though, the weather was a little different and there was actually a heatwave, with triple digit temperatures even in SF. Last year's heatwave is this year's money in the bank. Not having had a fan on all night most nights last month, as I did the year before, meant that my kwh usage was 20 percent less. See... Stateside With Rosalea: 20/20 Vision [1] . See also... Stateside With Rosalea Extra: Mini Cooper's CV [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00110.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00105.htm


Why Was The Hen Factory Havoc Episode Pulled?

- Green Animal Welfare and Broadcasting Spokesperson Sue Kedgley today said she is looking forward to seeing the Havoc Show - in which cameras were taken into a battery hen factory - as soon as possible. See... Kedgley Keen To See Havoc Show [1] . Russell Brown has seen the episode, and put forward a hypothesis for why TVNZ pulled it only hours before it was due to be broadcast in Friday’s HARD NEWS [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00400.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00106.htm


LAV IIIs: Who’s Telling The Truth? Asks Hide

- ACT Finance spokesman Rodney Hide said today it was now obvious that “Weakest Link” Minister Mark Burton couldn't answer the tough questions concerning his portfolio responsibilities. See... A Simple Question for Cabinet's "Weakest Link" [1] FULL COVERAGE: - ACT - Burton goes for a Burton [2] - ACT Insists on Burton's Resignation [3] - Burton Down the LAV [4] - Nats - Serious doubt over adequacy [5] - Govt Hoodwinked [6] - Govt - Hunt for a scandal that isn't there [7]


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Media Flash: Oz Media Insider

- NEIL CHENOWETH, Fairfax's resident MURDOCH writer, took his biggest shot yet in The Australian Financial Review Weekend Edition with a yarn entitled 'How MURDOCH May Lose The Empire'. See... Media Flash - Aug. 20, 2001 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00116.htm


Supercomputer Weather: Hurricane Eyes Tokyo

- Typhoon Pabuk as forecast on Friday looks to be headed for downtown Tokyo, possibly bringing wind and flooding damage (and their associated insurance claims) to one of the most densely populated and richest regions of the planet. See... Weather: Destination Tokyo For Typhoon Pabuk [1] and LINK: Space Shuttle Photo Of Pabuk [2] . Earlier: Supercomputer Weather: Pabuk Heading Towards Tokyo [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00117.htm
[2] - http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/p/ap/20010819/us/space_shuttle_xhtn106.html
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00104.htm


A Hardcore Gamer Reports From Dunedin

- On the weekend of August 18/19, DeepRed (myself), Ferox (Chris Pearce), and Harlequin (Jesse Stiles) attended the Dunedin Gaming Event (DGE) 2001 Tournament at the Dunedin Town Hall. Our team ended up getting dicked big time, but at least we got nailed with grins on our faces! :) See... Blown Away With A Grin On Your Face [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00113.htm


Keith Rankin: Not Guilty Of Rhetorical Fallacy

- Gordon King's reply to my column Parliament: Polypoly or Duopoly would have been a useful contribution to the debate about the issues I raised were it not for the blatantly ad hominem opening paragraph. See... Keith Rankin: Rejoinder To Gordon King [1] EARLIER: - Gordon King - Feedback: Political PolyPoly [2] - Keith Rankin - Parliament - Polypoly or Duopoly? [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00109.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00103.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00090.htm


Calls For UN Holy Land Peace Monitors Mount

- The Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations has requested an urgent meeting of the Security Council, citing its "obligation to effectively and immediately intervene to put an end to the present tragic situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem," according to a document released today at UN Headquarters in New York. See... Palestine requests urgent Security Council meeting [1] , Greens call for peace monitors in West Bank [2] and US/Egyptian Comments On Peace Process [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00058.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00366.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00060.htm

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