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Defence Damned, But LAVIII Purchase Praised
Yesterday's Quake Biggest Since 1995
Mine A No-go From The Get-go – Lee To Coasters
Big News: Cannabis Considerations
Award A Slap In The Face To Sky City Workers
Cold Snap Past, 12.3% Power Savings Yesterday
World Weather News Links: Typhoon Pabuk Strikes, Killing Two
Explorer’s Cache Feature Not Spy File, Microsoft Says
Fiji: Coup Hostages Fit To Lead Again
World: Press Briefing From The US State Dept.
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Defence Damned, But LAVIII Purchase Praised

- "The report is, frankly, damning of much of the early process and procedures surrounding these two major defence acquisitions, particularly between 1997 and 1999," Defence Minister Mark Burton Said. See... Government To Fix Damning Problems [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00430.htm


FULL REACTION COVERAGE:

- Auditor General - Acquisition Of LAVs [1] - Greens - Defence Dinosaurs Cause Of Confusion [2] - ACT - Report Only The First Step [3] - Minister's Lack Of Leadership [4] - Nats - Army Acquisition Process A Sham [5] - NZ First - Defence Procurement Systems A Mess [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00103.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00442.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00440.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00434.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00433.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00437.htm

Yesterday's Quake Biggest Since 1995

- Tuesday’s magnitude 7.0 earthquake 420km northeast of Gisborne was New Zealand’s biggest jolt since a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck in a similar location on 6 February 1995. See... Tuesday’s Quake Biggest In Six Years [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0108/S00060.htm


Mine A No-go From The Get-go – Lee To Coasters

- The proposed extension of the mine would cover part of an amenity area and part of a wildlife management area. The Conservation Act requires amenity areas to be managed to protect their indigenous, natural and historic resources, and the wildlife management area must be managed to protect the wildlife and the wildlife habitat. I have come to the conclusion that the impacts on these areas are too great. See... Statement To Reefton Public Meeting - Lee [1] Click through to the JUST POLITICS feature page for earlier Reefton mine news. [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00426.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=justpolitics


Big News: Cannabis Considerations

- “Well, after entering the drug debate last week, I was both praised on one hand and accused of smoking dope on the other, so I thought I`d carry on - writing, that is. As I light my spliff and write this column (just kidding!), I realise the cannabis debate has the tendency to polarise - but it is interesting the positions people take.” Dave Crampton writes. See... Big News: As I Light My Spliff [1] and Big News: Why Should Smoking A Joint Be A Crime? [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00131.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00083.htm


Award A Slap In The Face To Sky City Workers

- Workers have concluded, given Sky City’s success at the New Zealand Tourism Award yesterday, that the whole event was a farce. See... Tourism Award An Insult To Sky City Workers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00219.htm


Cold Snap Past, 12.3% Power Savings Yesterday

- National Savings Day by Day Actual daily electricity savings for the past week are shown. This data shows exactly what the country saved each day. See... Electricity Information for Tuesday 21 August 2001 [1] MORE: - Home Heating Assn - Power Saving Points [2] - Nats - Leave Household Prices Alone [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00218.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0108/S00034.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00435.htm


World Weather News Links: Typhoon Pabuk Strikes, Killing Two

- Typhoon Pabuk, which hit the Kii Peninsula in western Japan shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday, claimed at least two lives as it became the first typhoon in two years to hit the mainland, the Meteorological Agency said. It was expected to reach Tokyo today. See... Scoop Links: Typhoon Pabuk Lands Heads For Tokyo [1] . EARLIER: - Sludge Report #103 – A Perfect Storm For Kyoto [2] - Weather: Destination Tokyo For Typhoon Pabuk [3] - Supercomputer Weather: Pabuk Heading Towards Tokyo [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00063.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00127.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00117.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00104.htm


Explorer’s Cache Feature Not Spy File, Microsoft Says

- Microsoft New Zealand says the New Zealand Herald front page article on Microsoft® Internet Explorer on 21 August 2001 is misleading, and assures customers that their privacy is a top priority. See... Microsoft Clarifies Misleading NZ Herald Article [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0108/S00058.htm


Fiji: Coup Hostages Fit To Lead Again

- SUVA (Pacnews): The Fiji Trauma Recovery Team has hit out at a recent Fiji Times report suggesting it had declared last year’s parliamentary hostages unfit to lead the country, Pacnews reports. See... Fiji Trauma Team Attacks Newspaper Report [1] . See also... Commonwealth To Decide On Credibility Of Elections [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00065.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00064.htm


World: Press Briefing From The US State Dept.

- ISRAEL / PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY 4-10 Wounded American Citizens/ OIC Draft / Security Council / Peres-Arafat Meetings/ Egyptian Envoy's Comments / Other International Involvement. See... State Dept. Daily Press Briefing August 20, 2001 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00066.htm


Katya Rivas

- My Heart keenly desires the salvation of the world. This salvation is in the Eucharist and in the love for My Heart united to the Immaculate Heart of My Mother. See... Katya Rivas: Salvation Is in the Eucharist [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00130.htm

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