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1: New Zealand is not replacing itself!

The disturbingly slow growth rate of New Zealand's population is the most worrying aspect of the new population figures released by Statistics New Zealand, says National's Immigration and Population spokesperson, Marie Hasler.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00548.htm


2: GM food scare inappropriate says professor

Raising a “food scare” around gene technology is inappropriate and counter productive,” says Professor of Plant Biotechnology Brian Jordan of Lincoln University.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0110/S00059.htm


3: Lindsay Perigo: Recycling GE Arguments

Today I'm cheating. My editorials are written the night before they appear, in my own time, in my private capacity. It's been a long day at the office, & I lack the motivation to produce a fresh opinion piece, basking instead in the glories of red ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00005.htm


4: Scoop Feedback: Who Are The Real Terrorists?

Your correspondent, Mirek Marcanik, shows a strange liking for fascism. Even stranger is that the 'patriotic' measures (Terrorist (Bombing and Finance) Bill) are being forced on us by politicians (NB not 'representatives') who had a direct or indirect ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00008.htm


5: Keith Rankin: Straw Man

One of the favoured techniques of rhetoric is to describe something that you intuitively disagree with in such a way that your audience will feel obliged to share your disagreement. You construct a straw man for the purpose of knocking him down.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00003.htm


6: The New Write 31/10/2001

"A disgusting piece of work which illustrates a nasty mindset and the general fascist tendencies of the right in general." -Email from a fan of The New Write 1. HOW TO HANDLE PEACENIK HIPPIES 2. GREENS WANT TO BAN WATER 3. MAORI PROTESTS DAMAGE ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00001.htm


7: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 1 November

Today's questions of the day concerned: Confidence In Susan Bathgate – Pre-school Education – Susan Bathgate – Irian Jaya – GE and Maori - Oceans Policy – Southland Institute Of Technology – Student Allowances – Cancer Treatment In Oz – Science As ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00011.htm


8: America’s Latest Threat - Terror Food

Details are starting to leak from of Scoop's Washington sources that after anthrax, food terror will be the next weapon unleashed on the U.S. Maree Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00171.htm


9: PC's Opinion: An (Updated) Anatomy of Compromise

WWF Wrestling has nothing on this: a three-way battle between politics, science and the Stone Age.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00004.htm


10: Motornet: S Is For Jag's New S-Type V8

What do you get when you take a standard S-Type Jag, lower the ride, add flash new wheels and hit the delete button on the chrome? One stylish ride, that's what...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00006.htm


11: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 1 November

1. RODNEY HIDE to the Minister of Labour: Does she have confidence in Employment Relations Authority member Ms Susan Bathgate; if so, why?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00022.htm


12: Scoop Images: High Flying Skeleton

The skeleton in the following images is Felicity Fyr le Fay, a local Wellington trapeze performer. Felicity performed at Capital E yesterday evening as part of the Halloween celebrations. Images by Chris McCarthy, IT Knowledge Ltd, chris@itknowledge.co.nz

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00010.htm


13: Big News: Some Seek Justice, Others Prefer Peace

I recently received a number of e-mails on the peace march held in Wellington on October 27. While they certainly didn’t tempt me to march for peace, I did question why the march was planned. As well as peace, the organisers want to see justice, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00002.htm


14: Greenpeace Activist Flies To US To Face Jail

New Zealand based Greenpeace activist Henk Haazen will fly from Auckland to Los Angeles, California, on Wednesday (October 31) to turn himself in to the FBI and face charges carrying up to six years in jail for his involvement in a peaceful protest against ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00003.htm


15: Scoop Images: America At War Photo Essay

Photo essay by Brian Klocke - klockeb@colorado.edu - and originally posted on Indymedia.org . 1. Evil-Doers (t-shirts) 2. Money is Lifeblood of terrorism (humvee stretch) 3. The Sport of war (football stadium) 4. double-barrelled dualisms (media boxes) 5. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00009.htm


16: BP Drops Fuel Prices – 4th Time in 4 Weeks

BP today dropped its petrol and diesel prices by two cents a litre at its company owned service stations – the fourth price drop this month.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0110/S00187.htm


17: Scoop Images: Indymedia Anti-War Posters

The following anti-war images (plus a joke at Hillary Clinton's expense) are all taken from the indymedia.org website.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00162.htm


18: Supercomputer Weather: Snow For Afghanistan

Snow and winter cold are coming to Afghanistan over the next four days according to the latest NOAA medium range supercomputer weather forecast. This is likely to inhibit the aid effort, substantially worsen the plight of refugees, and slow any ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00007.htm


19: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 31 October

Today's questions of the day concerned: GE Announcement x 2 – Maori and GE Announcement – Alzheimer’s Drugs – Southland Employment – Susan Bathgate – China & The WTO – War Against Terror x 2 – Susan Bathgate – Southern Institute Of Technology – Occupational ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00172.htm


20: One Tree Hill Decision “Embarrassment”

Maungakiekie MP Mark Gosche says he is saddened to hear that the Auckland City Council is so destitute that it cannot afford to replace the tree on One Tree Hill.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00014.htm


21: Letter From Elsewhere: Your Money and Your Life

We learnt a useful double lesson this week. Today’s expert highwaymen don’t believe in giving us a choice. They want both our money and our life.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00167.htm


22: ACT Considers Legal Action over GM Crop Threats

The ACT Party is taking legal advice on the possibility of laying a complaint with the police over the Green Gloves threat to destroy GM field trials.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00027.htm


23: ACT Party Moves to Rekindle Its 'Liberal' Vision

The ACT Party has launched a project to help redefine the party's vision as it heads into the next election.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00007.htm


24: NEWSFLASH: Anti-GE Direct Action Begins

Scoop understands that direct action against Genetic Engineering - expected in the wake of yesterday’s decision to allow contained field trials - has begun already with the occupation of the Environmental Risk Management Authority [ERMA] premises ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00170.htm


25: Joint Statement by Major US Muslim Organizations

We reiterate our unequivocal condemnation of the crime committed on September 11, 2001 and join our fellow Americans in mourning the loss of up to 6000 innocent civilians.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00001.htm


26: Feedback: What The World Needs Now…

In This Edition: Stan Goff & Lindsay Perigo - From Suez To Afghanistan, A Very Slow Learning Curve - USA Hypocrisy

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00169.htm


27: Radical plans for Human Rights Act opposed

The Government's radical restructuring of the Human Rights Act will be vigorously opposed by National as an attack on the freedom of individual New Zealanders and the further implementation of a politically correct agenda, National's Justice spokesperson ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00029.htm


28: One Tree Hill needs tree says Lee

Conservation Minister Sandra Lee is saddened by suggestions today that the tree on One Tree Hill may not be replaced.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00015.htm


29: 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


30: NZ Government Assets To Be Frozen?

Did you hear Phil Goff discussing the government's amendments to the Terrorism (Bombings and Financing) Bill on the radio yesterday? The amendments will allow for the assets of 'terrorists' to be frozen immediately. In a discussion about the difference between ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00537.htm

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