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1: NEWSFLASH: Army Sent Into NZ Prisons

In a ministerial statement to Parliament this evening the Government announced that it has decided to deploy New Zealand's armed forces into prisons to deal with a paper-work ban.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00016.htm


2: From Durban to Jerusalem

As it happened: on the morning of the day that Israeli and American delegates walked out of the UN anti-racism conference at Durban, South Africa, two groups were confronting each other outside the Supreme Court building in Jerusalem.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0109/S00010.htm


3: Scoop Update #5 – Scoop Metamorphosis Begins

In This Edition: Mediocrity Triumphs Over Excellence On The NZ Web – Vote For Scoop In The NZ Net Awards - Angels Still Required

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00024.htm


4: Letter From Elsewhere: McJobs Won’t Buy McKids

We’re supposed to be cheering. The official unemployment rate is now 5.2%, the lowest quarterly rate since March 1988. Job numbers increased by 0.9% this quarter, the strongest growth in five years. That’s good, isn’t it?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00018.htm


5: Big Brother! Hey Sister! – Too Good To Take Off!

Hey Sister! today announced it has signed Big Brother star Jemma Gawned to be the face of its brand. Jemma, too modest to shower without lingerie on the “real-time” television programme, was featured wearing a Hey Sister! Polka Dot lingerie set on ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0107/S00049.htm


6: Fiji: Caretaker Regime Party Wins First Seat

SUVA (Pasifik Nius): The Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewanivanua (SDL) candidate Konisi Yabaki became the first member of Fiji's new House of Representatives after winning his Kadavu Fijian Provincial seat early this morning.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0109/S00006.htm


7: NZ Net Awards - Categories and Finalists

The following is a list of the categories for the 2001 NZ Internet Awards and the finalists as selected by our Judges. You can vote on your picks now, which includes submitting write-in votes for those not amongst our finalists.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0109/S00008.htm


8: Feedback: Re: David Miller On Powerful Women

His current partner seems to be suffering from a common and boring neurosis, prevalent amongst those women who have adopted affectations toward feminism, without actually having spent much time thinking about it.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00020.htm


9: Howard's End: Home Truths About Radical Islamists

The United States and Israel delegations have quit the UN Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance in protest at attempts by delegates to single out Israel as a racist state. Time for some media balance. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00013.htm


10: Howard's End: Britain Shows Us The Third Way

Tony Blair's "Third Way" Government has its traditional supporters fuming at plans to turn to the private sector to help deliver radical reform to schools, hospitals and transport. Doesn't New Zealand follow the "Third Way?" Maree ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00022.htm


11: Symantec 2002, Windows XP Compatible Security

Symantec Makes Internet Security Protection a Breeze with its 2002, Windows XP Compatible, Versions of World’s Most Trusted Security Products

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0108/S00103.htm


12: David Miller: Coping With Powerful Women

One of the major stories in the media in the past week was the announcement by Michelle Boag that she intends to rid the National Party of its deadwood. According to Ms. Boag, the party needs an injection of new blood that will deliver the party some ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00011.htm


13: Scoop Images: Icy Views And Birds Of Paradise

More images of the environs of the most photogenic mountain village in the world taken by Norman Mackay .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00019.htm


14: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 4 September

Today's questions of the day concerned: Refugees – Refugees – Hong Kong Free Trade – ERA Appointments – Tertiary Fee Freeze – Mark Burton Inquiries – Road Safety – F16s, LAVs and CGS Advice – Adult Education - LAVs – Tertiary Funding

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00014.htm


15: Scoop Satire: GM Tomato Gives Birth

Chicago: Some are calling it the most significant breakthrough yet in genetic technology, while others say it is the beginning of an ecological nightmare. Either way, all agree the announcement by the Chicago Institute of Micro-genetic Research that a ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00021.htm


16: Scoop Feedback Re: David Miller's Article

confronted by david's views, you could either agree or disagree. but there was one, particular comment that he made in his epistle that i do have to take issue with. he made the comment that mens' names are in fact brands. um, er, what about women ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00023.htm


17: Images: Hey Sister’s New Model From Big Brother

Images of hit Australian TV show Big Brother star Jemma Gawned, the new face of the Hey Sister! lingerie brand. For more background see… Big Brother! Hey Sister! – Too Good To Take Off! .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0107/S00051.htm


18: What's The Trade-Off, Helen?

No one believes the New Zealand government is accepting 150 Afghan refugees out of concern for the Afghans, ACT leader Richard Prebble says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00046.htm


19: Scoop Archive: Libz Unequivocal On New Abortion Pill

Libertarianz health deregulation spokesman Dr Richard McGrath today explained his party's stance on the soon-to-be-available 'abortion pill'. "My party supports abortion on demand," he said. "While realising that most women do not choose ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/0d/a5/200109031421.2fb1e7d5.html


20: New Appointments To Museum Board

Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced that Mark Solomon and Josie Karanga have been appointed to the Museum of New Zealand board.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00056.htm


21: Socially responsible super voted down 113 to 7

Green co-leader Rod Donald said today's defeat of a Green amendment to have a definition of 'socially responsible' inserted into the New Zealand superannuation bill highlights differences between the Greens and all other parties in parliament.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00041.htm


22: Sincerest Form Of Flattery, But This Is Ridiculous

“The more things supposedly change the more they stay the same under Labour and National,” says New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters in response to the Government’s announcement to appoint former Prime Minister Jim Bolger to head NZ Post and the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00042.htm


23: 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


24: Sludge Report #105 – The Return Of The “H” Word

It is as if the school bully, after being told off by the headmaster, but maintaining its right to smack a fellow pupil around is now telling the entire student body that they are the ones that are wrong, that they have always been prejudiced against them ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00006.htm


25: Bolger's Appointment Increases ACT's Fears

Jim Bolger's appointment as chairman of NZ Post and the People's Bank is a sign of the government's desperation, ACT leader Richard Prebble says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00040.htm


26: Historic Auckland Houses Butchered And Demolished

"The University of Auckland's managers are destroying an invaluable part of Auckland's heritage" stated Brian Van Dam of the university Mathematics Dept.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0109/S00001.htm


27: Burton Continues To Say And Do Nothing

The Minister of Defence continues to refuse to answer questions about his contact with former Chief of the Army, Piers Reid, National's Defence spokesperson Max Bradford said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00043.htm


28: Wellington Runway Upgrade - Bridging Over Hazards

Green Transport Spokesperson Sue Kedgley today said a suggestion to cut Wellington airport's runway by 300 metres would be bad news for both the city of Wellington and the safety of passengers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00047.htm


29: National Warns NZ Will Suffer From Union Muscle

New Zealand will pay a heavy price as more and more workplaces start to rumble under the Government's Employment Relations Act, says National's Industrial Relations spokesperson, Lockwood Smith.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00052.htm


30: Soldiers to Help Other Bosses?

The stinking hypocrisy of Attorney-General Margaret Wilson's Employment Relations Act is shown by the military move into the country's prisons says ACT's Corrections spokesman Stephen Franks.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00049.htm

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