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1: Feedback: RE: Don’t Cry For Air NZ

Keith, Your Southland/Otago analogy for trans-tasman relation is wearing a bit thin.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00068.htm


2: New Zealand surgeon awarded international honour

One of New Zealand's leading oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Marsden Bell of Auckland, has been honoured with a Distinguished Service Award from the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0108/S00019.htm


3: Councils told to stop flouting the law – NZSTA

The New Zealand School Trustees Association is warning that legal action will be taken against local councils that continue to impose illegal rate charges on school houses occupied by staff.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0108/S00039.htm


4: Howard's End: The Luck Of The Irish

We're told the success of Ireland is an example for New Zealand to follow in surfing the knowledge wave into the future. But, hold on, Ireland receives millions of dollars of U.S. and EU cash subsidies. Maree Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00064.htm


5: Governor-General to receive report on GM

The members of the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification will call on the Governor-General, the Honourable Dame Silvia Cartwright, at 3:30 pm on Friday 27 July, to present their report.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0107/S00071.htm


6: People Gather For A Ge-Free Nation

July 27: At 12 noon, in more than 42* towns and cities across the country, New Zealanders are gathering to show the Government they want a GE-Free nation. The nationwide gatherings are being held to mark the handover of the recommendations of the Royal Commission ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00120.htm


7: Public Meeting for a GE free New Zealand

On Monday, August 13th, at 7 pm a public meeting will be held in Thistle Hall for anyone concerned about the recommendations from the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification. The meeting is aimed at bringing together all peoples who are concerned with the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00048.htm


8: Report On Sydney "Seige" Over Trade Union Rights

Just thought I'd share with you a quite disgusting first hand experience of the abuse of police power - in terms of weapons and racism from the police.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00034.htm


9: Irish Eyes: If Your Friends Had Six Legs

Imagine if the opposite to Metamorphosis were to come about one morning and everyone but yourself was turned into a some kind of huge and monstrous insect.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00066.htm


10: Jim's Bank Will Profit More than Other Banks

ACT Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide today released a Treasury document revealing the 'People's Bank' would profit from its customers even more than existing banks.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00244.htm


11: National Flip Flop Welcomed

Bill English's comment as reported on Radio NZ that the National Party supports regional development is in stark contrast to National's behaviour over the last 11 years.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00248.htm


12: Corrections Minister Responsible For Scandal

His proposed Northland prison at Ngawha is a disaster. Originally estimated to cost $40 million, the cost has blown out to over $100 million, and it is still growing.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00233.htm


13: Motornet: Holden Gives It Some Gas

"You must get a lot of strange looks driving a white Holden," said the cheerful Maori bloke at the carpark ticket booth. I was running late for a meeting, and looked at him rather blankly. "You know, it looks just like a cop car," he added.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00069.htm


14: Nats Principles Go Up In Smoke

"The National Party are a pack of backsliding born-to-rule hypocrites who have lost touch with their founding principles ," announced Libertarianz spokesman Richard McGrath today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00052.htm


15: NZ in chiller over foreign policies

British Prime Minister Tony Blair's cancellation of his two-day visit to New Zealand in October is further evidence that New Zealand is being put in the chiller by Australia, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00240.htm


16: Anti-Capitalism: theory and practice

Following on from awesome success last year, the SWO is excited to host the 2nd Anti-Capitalism conference, September 28-29th.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00051.htm


17: House Full At Botany Town Centre

The house full sign is out at Auckland’s newest shopping centre only three months after the final stage of Botany Town Centre was handed over by the construction team.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00108.htm


18: New Political Party Registered

The Electoral Commission announced today it had registered another political party—bringing the number of registered political parties to 23.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00047.htm


19: Sludge Report #7 - Negotiating With A Psycopath

IN THIS EDITION - FIJI COUP SPECIAL: How Do You Negotiate With A Psycopath? - If This Was A Telemovie - We Haven't Yet Got To The Bottom Of Who Is Behind This! - Conclusions

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0005/S00125.htm


20: Scoop Satire: Job Bones Sues For Recognition

New Zeal Incorporated property developer and author Job Bones today filed a lawsuit against an Auckland parking warden for failing to recognise him after he parked on top of an environmentalist in Queen Street.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00058.htm


21: Feedback: Sludge Report #94 Responses

Once again you seem to be the ONLY news outfit that isn't afraid to tell it like it is

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00067.htm


22: National Radio Midday Report

Food Prices – School Leavers – Power Prices – Power Savings – Montana Shares – Macedonia – Suicide Bombing – School Arson – Northern Ireland – Aid Workers Held – Pacific Forum – Virus Alert – Trampers Spotted

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0108/S00047.htm


23: Putting responsibility back into parenting

National MP Tony Steel is campaigning to reduce youth offending by making parents financially responsible for the crimes of their children.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00242.htm


24: Keith Rankin: Don't Cry for Air New Zealand

To understand what is the preferred future for Air New Zealand, we need to think about the nature of the international airline industry and the nature of the home region from which it operates and within which it flies "domestic" services. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00050.htm


25: Macraes Gold Mine Is Political Test For Government

The decision on whether to allow a hard rock gold mine on conservation land near Reefton is a major test of Government's commitment to sustainable development, the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00050.htm


26: Maharey's New Work Programme Flops

The launch of Steve Maharey's new work programme, Activity in the Community, has been a resounding flop compared with the work for the dole scheme which was axed by this Government, figures provided to ACT Employment Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00247.htm


27: Select Committee Business 3-10 August 2001

- International treaty examination of the ILO Convention 63 Concerning Statistics of Wages and Hours of Work, 1938

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00236.htm


28: Happy Birthday Dear Computer... If You Behave...

The PC is 20 years old on August 12, but despite more power and gizmos, it still has the ability to annoy to the point of physical violence.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0108/S00033.htm


29: Sludge Report #99 – As Night Follows Day

In This Edition: Déjà vu In The Middle East - Who Is To Blame? (As Night Follows Day) - There Is Always An Alternative To Bombing

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00059.htm


30: ERA working well

The Minister of Labour Margaret Wilson says the Employment Relations Act is working well, nine months after it came into effect.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00237.htm

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