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Published: Mon 16 Jul 2001 03:56 PM
TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Howard’s End: An Undeserving Victor For 2008 Olympics
Stateside: Low Bandwidth Roads Foil Webvan
Art Should Imitate Life, Smokers & All
And Now, The Bill
The New Write: Young Nats Political Newsletter
Staff That Soldier On Do No Favours
Cost Of Living On The Rise
Nurturing For Baby Businesses
Few NZers Affected By Nuclear Testing Fallout – Report
Swedish Club Deaths Not Red Bull’s Fault - Company
Aussies Dominate Flat Trans-Tasman League Clash
Media Flash: Oz Media Insider
Scoop Update: Sustaining Our Service
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TOP SCOOPS
Howard’s End: An Undeserving Victor For 2008 Olympics
- The race is on to share in Beijing's billions now that China has won the right to host the 2008 Olympic Games. Australia, who helped with Beijing's bid to the IOC, is set to get about $3 billion of it, according to Austrade. See... Howard's End: Beijing Doesn’t Qualify For Olympics [1] . See also... PM Congratulates Olympic Host [2]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00088.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00237.htm
Stateside: Low Bandwidth Roads Foil Webvan
- Last Sunday, the local Fox TV station led its 11 p.m. bulletin with live pictures of shadowy figures carrying plastic bags full of personal belongings from a shadowy building in the distance. No, it wasn't Washington and they weren't the police; it was a huge warehouse in Oakland and they were webvan employees. See... Stateside with Rosalea: Web Van Winkle [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00087.htm
Art Should Imitate Life, Smokers & All
- Censoring smoking in movies is a ridiculous idea that highlights the extremism of antismoking zealots, ACT MP Penny Webster said today. See... Extremist Smoking Proposal Must Be Dismissed [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00246.htm
And Now, The Bill
- Abhorrence at the Labour Government's waste of half a million dollars to protect Trevor Mallard, Steve Maharey and Helen Clark will not be abated by glib assurances that this is an 'in house cost', ACT MP Dr Muriel Newman said today. See... $500,000 Waste Shows Contempt for Taxpayers [1] and Costings Of Rankin Court Case - Govt [2]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00240.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00241.htm
The New Write: Young Nats Political Newsletter
- Social Services Minister Steve Maharey is under pressure over his behaviour in concealing information about the merger of WINZ, and his role in the Christine Rankin debacle. During cross-examination in the Rankin court case, Mr Maharey claimed he couldn't recall or remember something twenty-four times. See... The New Write 15/7/01 [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00049.htm
Staff That Soldier On Do No Favours
- With some regions already suffering from the flu outbreak and others poised to be hit, employers are being reminded that sick staff are not good for business. See... Tell Your Sick Staff To Go Home [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0107/S00119.htm
Cost Of Living On The Rise
- The Consumers Price Index (CPI) rose by 0.9 per cent in the June 2001 quarter, according to Statistics New Zealand. This follows a fall of 0.2 per cent in the March quarter. See... Transport Prices Push Up CPI [1] and Food Prices Up In June [2]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0107/S00117.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0107/S00118.htm
Nurturing For Baby Businesses
- Twelve business incubators around New Zealand will benefit from the first round of awards from the Government's new incubator support programme. See… First Awards For Business Incubators [1] and First Business Incubator Awards Announced - INZ [2] - Wellington Business Incubators Granted $260,000 [3] - Christchurch Business Incubators Awarded $200,000 [4] - Dunedin Business Incubator Awarded $35,000 [5] - Auckland Business Incubators Granted $445,000 [6]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00238.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0107/S00112.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0107/S00116.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0107/S00115.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0107/S00114.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0107/S00113.htm
Few NZers Affected By Nuclear Testing Fallout – Report
- An investigation has established the extent of New Zealand involvement in nuclear testing programmes during the 1950's, the Minister of Veterans' Affairs Mark Burton announced today. See... Nuclear Test Investigation Completed [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00239.htm
Swedish Club Deaths Not Red Bull’s Fault - Company
- Red Bull regrets the sad incidences that have taken place in Sweden. We are certain, however, that the alleged consumption of Red Bull Energy Drink has no connection whatsoever with the cause of death of these three young people. We expect the pending investigations of the cause of the death to confirm this. See... Red Bull Regrets Sad Events In Sweden [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0107/S00040.htm
Aussies Dominate Flat Trans-Tasman League Clash
- AUSTRALIA's world champion league team maintained their dominance with a convincing four try to two, 28-10 victory over the Kiwis at Wellington's WestpacTrust Stadium tonight. See... KIWIS 'KANGA' HAMMERED [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00084.htm
Media Flash: Oz Media Insider
- JOHN ANDERSEN, senior Townsville Bulletin reporter, has had charges over interviewing three female prisoners without permission, dropped in Townsville Magistrates Court on Thursday. See... Media Flash - July 16, 2001 [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00086.htm
Scoop Update: Sustaining Our Service
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[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00078.htm
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