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3: The New Write 14 August 2001

Last week it emerged that once again the Government is considering the idea of a taxpayer funded, nation-wide youth radio station. This would have to rank as one of the stupidest ideas this government has had (and thats saying something.)

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00066.htm


4: Big News: Why Should Smoking A Joint Be A Crime?

Last week I was asked if I was going to do a column on decriminalising cannabis, and whether I supported the move. I said yes on both counts. I support dope decriminalisation only if it leads to more education and lower use, especially amongst kids.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00083.htm

6: Questions For Oral Answer 15/8/01

1. Dr the Hon LOCKWOOD SMITH to the Minister for State Owned Enterprises: In light of the Prime Minister's comment that "It would be very, very unfortunate if the current crop of people who run power companies don't have that sensitivity to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00310.htm


7: Feedback: Threat of World Water Crisis

I notice, in a report from the UN today, that a looming water crisis could threaten one in three people by 2025 sparking as much conflict this century as oil did in the last.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00084.htm


8: Sludge Report #101: Colin Powell’s Curcuit Breaker

In This Edition: Rational Thinking On The Holy Land - For the Government of Israel - For the Palestinian Authority - For the International Community’s Mediator, the USA - Conclusion: Colin Powell’s Curcuit Breaker NOTE: Authors of this report will ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00078.htm


9: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –15 August

Today's questions of the day concerned: Power Crisis SOE Sensitivity – Prison Strike – Reserve Bank And People’s Bank – Drug Advertising – Ross Armstrong – Tertiary Education Funding – Ross Armstrong – Kenepuru Hospital – SOE Information Leaks – Kohanga Reo ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00086.htm


10: Self-drive car for driving

"The use of the ministerial self-drive car by my wife in Christchurch presents no problems, breaks no rules and is not a misuse," said Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00300.htm


11: Sludge Report #102 – Don Looks On The Bright Side

Unsurprisingly, as appears to be his mantra, New Zealand’s ultra-cautious central banker Dr Don Brash has again chosen to do nothing in his latest Monetary Policy Statement out today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00085.htm


12: Radio Boo Boo A No No

"Broadcasting Minister 'Boo Boo' Hobbs is happy to destroy the viability of the private radio stations that young people currently listen to," says Libertarianz Leader Peter Cresswell, noting "that is the only conclusion I can draw from ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00067.htm


13: Supercomputer Weather: Here Comes The Cold

The NOAA weather supercomputer generated image sequence below shows cold temperatures moving north over New Zealand at six hour intervals starting tomorrow morning.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00073.htm


14: Wife’s Taxpayer Funded Council Campaign Vehicle!

Independent Citizens Candidate Mr. Mark Kunnen today called upon the Prime Minister Helen Clark to pull into line the Deputy Prime Minister’s wife Carole Anderton indiscriminate use of a mufti Ministerial self drive car as some sort of taxpayer funded Council ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00069.htm


15: Images: Very First Alfa Romeo Finds A Home

The very first Alfa Romeo, the Alfa Romeo G1, and the only one left in the world has found a new home with Ateco Automotive, the New Zealand Alfa Romeo importer.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00134.htm


16: Image: Peter Stichbury, The Young Pleasure Seekers

PETER STICHBURY The Young Pleasure Seekers; Preview Tuesday 14 August 5.30 - 7.30pm; 14 August - 1 September 2001

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0108/S00043.htm


17: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –14 August

Today's questions of the day concerned: NZ Economic Performance – SOE Profiteering From Power Crisis – National Regional Dev. Flip Flop – CCMAU SOE Leak Inquiry – Teacher Numbers – Ross Armstrong Vs Richard Prebble – ERA Membership – School-Work Bridging ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00079.htm


18: Quotas For New Zealand Book Shops Next?!

"When will the Government require bookshops to ensure that they sell a minimum percentage of New Zealand books?" asks Libertarianz International Trade spokesman Scott Wilson "for that is the absurdity of her veiled call for local music quotas ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00068.htm


19: Court of Christine Rankin cavorts at our expense

Winz Chief Executive Christine Rankin starred in a Michael-Jackson type performance at a senior manager's conference, dressed in an extravagant costume and descending from the ceiling on a flying rig said Alliance spokesperson on Social Welfare, Grant ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA9907/S00355.htm


20: Fairer Tax Treatment Proposed

People who get into difficulty with their taxes are likely to benefit from proposals in a Government discussion document released today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00311.htm


21: Kiwiflatmates.Com Flatties Not Safe As Houses

With the recent release of the the www.kiwiflatmates.com site, net enabled New Zealanders have been hurrying to the site to watch the 5 people who have volunteered to have their day to day lives put on the Web. Watch for a price that is! For the most intimate ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0009/S00007.htm


22: Agreement On Lamb Tariff Ruling Reached

New Zealand and Australia have agreed to allow the United States additional time to conclude an agreement with its sheepmeat industry which would result in the industry itself requesting that the safeguard be removed, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00305.htm


23: Support For Leaflet Decision

14 August 2001 Police Minister George Hawkins has come out in support of police action in the case of a convicted paedophile living in Kilbirnie.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00304.htm


24: Blatant misuse of ministerial car slammed

National's MP for Wigram, Alec Neill, today slammed the blatant misuse of a ministerial self-drive car by the Deputy Prime Minister's wife to openly campaign for the forthcoming local body elections.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00289.htm


25: Stateside with Rosalea: Botti, Benson and Godinez

Friday night I set out for a dinner in Oakland - the city that has the temerity to take out full-page ads in the San Francisco papers saying things like: June 21 Beginning of summer in Oakland, Beginning of winter in San Francisco. The campaign is being ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00065.htm


26: National Radio Midday Report

Weather Mayhem – OCR Unchanged – Lamb Tariffs – Middle East – Fiji Explosives – Suspicious Death – Courtroom Theft – Daylight Savings – Southerner Train – Gym Fire – Sri Lanka – POW Veterans

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0108/S00060.htm


27: Awatere-Huata Is Off The Wall - Donnelly

"Comments by ACT MP Donna Huata-Awatere, in light of the Select Committee Inquiry into Reading. are simply off-the-wall," said New Zealand First Education Spokesperson, Hon Brian Donnelly MP today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00297.htm


28: Greens Shocked Drug Ads Can Continue

Green Party Health spokesperson Sue Kedgley said she was shocked that the Health Minister Annette King has refused to ban direct to consumer advertising of drugs, despite Pharmac's support for a ban.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00307.htm


29: Media Missing Reading Report Message - Donnelly

"The media is missing the essential message contained in the select committee report on the teaching of reading," said sub-committee chairperson , Hon Brian Donnelly MP today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00312.htm


30: Scoop Satire: Achtung Subversives!

Why not confess from the comfort of you own home with our free SIS sendaway offer?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00077.htm

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