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1: Scoop Update #9 – Good Tidings Of Great Joy

In This Edition: Good Tidings Of Great Joy – To The Barricades - Calling all Cultural Patriots (With The Ultimate LOTR Christmas Present!) – The Plan - And.... The Secret of Scoop’s Success

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00107.htm


2: Scoop Satire: Brian-Drain Figures Continue To Rise

Latest figures released by the government show that the so-called ‘Brian-drain’ continues unabated with a further 412 Brians leaving for overseas in the last 6 months.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00108.htm


3: Greenpeace Images: Japanese Whale Tissue Sampling

Latest images from the Southern Ocean show the fate of the Minke Whale caught yesterday. It was sampled....

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0112/S00157.htm


4: Greenpeace labeled “eco-terrorists”

Dr. Seiji Ohsumi, Director General of the Institute of Cetacean Research in Tokyo today referred to Greenpeace as an “eco-terrorist organization” and issued a public statement following the sighting of the Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise in the Antarctic ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0112/S00132.htm


5: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 18 December

Today's questions of the day concerned: Peace-Keepers To Afghanistan – SAS In Afghanistan – Tania Furlan Murder Witness Payment – Murders And Police Resources – University Entrance / NCEA- Budget Cap/ DEFU – Business Compliance Costs - Dodson Report – Pacific ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00104.htm


6: Baise-Moi An Invitation To Murder And Mayhem

Christmastime – the season of peace and goodwill – has already been marred by murder and mayhem here in New Zealand. Yet our film censor has given an R18 rating to a violent French movie featuring rape, torture and murder of the most brutal kind and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0112/S00096.htm


7: Top PC Tips For The Holidays……

AUCKLAND, December 18, 2001 – With holidays looming there a number of ‘quick and simple’ things you can do before you leave for the break.....which will make life easier on your return.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0112/S00021.htm


8: 'Loose Lips' Anderton Reveals What PM Won't

Prime Minister Helen Clark needs to discipline her Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton after his 'loose lips' revealed that the SAS had been deployed to Afghanistan, National's Defence Spokesperson Max Bradford said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00362.htm


9: Apartheid Justice

The idea of separate jails for Maori, is turning the Treaty of Waitangi on its head, ACT leader Richard Prebble says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00369.htm


10: No Arms Race... It's Arms Dominance

By March 2002, the United States Bush administration will be ready to begin construction of silos and a testing command centre for a futuristic and expensive U.S. anti-missile defence shield near Fairbanks in Alaska. This is US Superpower Nuclear Dominance.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00088.htm


11: Labour Threatens The RMA For Christmas

The Labour Government is threatening the fundamental tenets of the Resource Management Act, says Forest and Bird.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0112/S00092.htm


12: Huge Interest In Web-Based Audio-Visual On LOTR

As excitement builds about the first feature in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, which is receiving rave reviews in London and has its Australasian premiere in Wellington tomorrow, a web-based audio visual that lets people journey through the New Zealand ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0112/S00020.htm


13: Howard's End: Society & State Disconnected

The defensive posture taken by the Higher Salaries Commission over public criticism of politicians pay rises, suggests a disconnect and a tension between society and the modern state, such that the political party who can reconcile that and provide ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00103.htm


14: Scoop: Top Scoops From Middle Earth

Scoop Update: Season’s Greetings - Satire: Brian Drain Figures Worst Yet - Scoop Is In The House - Under Urgency!- Government Is Seizing the Power To Sack MPs - With Bill of Rights Breaching Bill! - Petitioning Rages On As SAS May Or May Not Get A ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00109.htm


15: Greenpeace Rejects Terrorism Label

Amsterdam, 14 th December 2001- Following Greenpeace’s first encounter with the Japanese whaling fleet in Antarctica, the Institute of Cetacean Research (ICR) – a private institute that catches whales under a license from the Fisheries Agency ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0112/S00134.htm


16: Parliament vehicle checks cost $31,000 a week

Taxpayers are being 'ripped off' by additional police and security costs of over $31,000 per week at Parliament following the September 11 terrorist attacks, according to National MP Murray McCully.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00378.htm


17: 'NGO Support For Hercules'?

Earlier today we received the media release below which came as an email message with the subject heading 'NGO support for Hercules'.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0112/S00095.htm


18: Scoop Satire: Crash To Host ‘Black Breakfast’

In an attempt to get the New Zeal economy moving in a growth-focused directional capacity, Lord High Inquisitor of the Preserved Bank, Reverend Don Crash, is to host a ‘Black Breakfast’, despite such rituals being banned in most national treasuries, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00101.htm


19: Greenpeace Images: Whale Murder In Southern Seas

Full Screen Size Images of Japanese whaling underway in the Southern Ocean. Minke whale flees a harpoon. A whale is shot. And pulled in to be slaughtered. Greenpeace activists are sprayed with watercannon as they attempt to go to the whales aid.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0112/S00140.htm


20: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Calling all cultural patriots!!! Online Charity Auction For The *** The Ultimate LOTR Christmas Present *** http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=onering ONE OF A KIND - PLACE YOUR BID NOW USD $660 SEEMS A CHEAP PRICE TO LOSE A CULTURAL ICON!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00105.htm


21: ACT Opposes Taxpayer Funding for Political Parties

ACT leader Richard Prebble says the ACT Party strongly opposes taxpayer money being spent to fund political parties.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00370.htm


22: Government Puts Business Before Environment

Environment Minister Marian Hobbs is putting business concerns ahead of the environment with today's announcement of changes to the Resource Management Act.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0112/S00091.htm


23: Sharp Objects Find Good Home

Scissors, pocket-knives and other sharp objects that have been relinquished by airline travellers since September 11 are being found a good home.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0112/S00029.htm


24: “Flightless Kiwi” Bikes The Globe

Edwin Tucker, of Papatoetoe, leaves New Zealand December 27th to begin an expedition to circumnavigate the world by bicycle.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0112/S00035.htm


25: Resource Management Amendment Bill 2001- Spch

Mr Speaker, I move that the Resource Management (Aquaculture Moratorium) Amendment Bill be now read a first time. At the appropriate time I will move that the Bill be referred to the Primary Production Select Committee with an instruction that the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00335.htm


26: Serious Security Breach By Government Officials

Helen Clark must immediately launch an inquiry into a serious breach of security around the deployment of SAS troops to Afghanistan, says National Leader Bill English.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00338.htm


27: Govt Loses Nerve Over RMA

Green co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today proposed changes to the Resource Management Act show the Government has lost its nerve and is rolling over for big property developers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00339.htm


28: 2,521 More Signatures Presented To Parliament

On Thursday 13 December a further 2521 signatures on the petition for peaceful resolution were presented to parliament in Wellington. More than a hundred people joined the lively march, led by Brass Razoo, from Midland Park down Lambton Quay through parliament ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0112/S00094.htm


29: Telecom And Govt Sign New Kiwi Share Agreement

General Manager, Government Relations Bruce Parkes said today Telecom was pleased to have completed the process of updating the Kiwi Share as one component of New Zealand¡¦s new framework for regulating telecommunications.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0112/S00093.htm


30: Gay Pride? Gay Shame!

"Last week's reported cumulative $200 million bill for long-term jobless is nothing," says Lindsay Mitchell, Petitioner for a Parliamentary Review of the DPB.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0112/S00082.htm

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