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The Waitara Affair: Frontline warrior against racism. The race relations concilliator on Waitara. See... Go

Policing the police - can we trust the system? See... Go

Have your say The Waitangi Tribunal's Taranaki Report . See... Go

The Treaty of Waitangi See... Go

Some Maori issues links See... Go

See... Participatory Democracy Former top public servant thinks we will have to pay 30 per cent more if we want an election-night system that produces results before breakfast the next day See... Go

See... World Affairs U.S. Special Operations forces are training Sri Lankan government forces. See... Go

India intends to hold a series of bilateral and unilateral naval exercises in the South China Sea in October and November 2000 See... Go

South Africa's revered former president, Nelson Mandela, yesterday attacked African "tyrants" who cling to power. See... Go

USA looks back to Vietnam See... Go

See... Echelon Watch The UK government is to require internet service providers to have "hardwire" links to the new computer facility so that messages can be traced across the internet. See... Go

See... Genetic Engineering & Biotechnolog y NZ Herald’s Features See... Go

NZ Organics conference & expo ORGANICS 2020 at the UNITEC University Campus, 19-20 May 2000. See... Go

See... Sierra Leone

[in recommended reading page] de Waal, Alex (1996) "Contemporary Warfare in Africa: Changing Context, Changing Strategies" in Swift, J (1996), "War and Rural Development in Africa" IDS Bulletin, Vol 27, No. 3, July, 1996. See... Go

THE head of Sandline, the British mercenary company at the centre of the arms to Africa scandal, attacked Tony Blair's Government last night for plunging Sierra Leone into a fresh bloodbath. See... Go

Guardian’s (Flash) interactive report. See... Go

British forces in Sierra Leone have taken control of the United Nations military operation and pro-government forces. See... Go

The British military plan. See... Go


A brief History of Sierra Leone. BBC Focus of Africa. See... Go

Cry Freetown Documentary. See... Go

"We're doing peacekeeping these days on a shoestring," See... Go

Millions of dollars worth of high-quality diamonds are mined in Sierra Leone's eastern and northern badlands every month, much of the haul being smuggled out of the country. See... Go

The ‘Balance of Forces’ in Sierra Leone See... Go

Medecins Sans Frontieres in Sierra Leone See... Go

International Red Cross in Sierra Leone. See... Go

ReliefWeb on Sierra Leone. See... Go

Sierra Leone Chiefdoms Vulnerabilty Analysis Web site and On-line Database. See... Go

See... Public Service

THE report on Work & Income NZ See... Go

See... Defence Polic y 120 tanks or 13? F-16s or A10s. The Kosovo coverup.See... Go

Data on F-16 See... Go

Data on A-10 See... Go

The NZ Government will not give priority to any request from the Defence Force for $445 million to upgrade the six Orion aircraft. See... Go

See... East Timor Suharto's corruption reaches deep into New Zealand's heartland. See... Go

Lt. Gen. (ret) Prabowo Subianto, son-in-law of former Indonesian President Suharto, announces an end to his two-year self-imposed exile in Jordan. Prabowo’s return could be a direct challenge to President Wahid. See... Go

See... Public & Mental Health

US to allow the sale of cheaper, generic drugs to Africa, in a bid to combat the threat of Aids.See... Go

After 19 days at the cervical screening inquiry, the NZ Herald’s FRANCESCA MOLD reviews the key evidence. See... Go

Learning to handle alcohol is one of the challenges your child will face as a teenager. See... Go

See... Environmentalism

For Cyber-activists: Four Greenpeace volunteers have been put in a jail after protesting for less toxic pollution from the world's largest incinerator in Tokyo. A toxics tour of Asia See... Go

Timberlands extend logging road in Okarito See... Go


See... Nukes

The company responsible for Japan's worst nuclear accident said on Thursday it had paid more than $1bn in compensation to affected companies and local residents. See... Go

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty - A Chance to Stop Another Nuclear Arms Race. New York 24 April - 19 May 2000 See... Go

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