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1: Stateside: Lemon Tree Very Pretty

The Berkeley campus of the University of California sports what must surely be the most aromatic monuments to ill-informed decision-making that you could find anywhere in the world. The early planners of the campus decided to plant copious trees that ...

2: Jenny Shipley: Letter to NZ Post Lawyers

Thank you for your letter dated 17 February 2001. Despite weeks of requests the Government and Board of New Zealand Post have not provided basic information concerning the proposed setting up of the People's Bank. It is vital that all Members of Parliament ...

3: RIP Privacy, Big Brother Is Bugging You

The Crimes Amendment Bill will allow police and security services to snoop into any of our emails.

4: HARD NEWS 16/2/01 - The Weather Turns Wicked

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES .. and what an exciting week it's been and promises to be. The world's fastest fast bowlers have turned up just as the weather has turned wicked for fast bowling, the first secrets of the human genome have been revealed - and ...

5: Anderton's security claims ill-founded, alarmist

In response to a misleading press release from Jim Anderton this afternoon Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley has released the portion of the Peoples Bank business plan referred to in the Sunday Star Times and in Mr Anderton's release.

6: ‘Mybank’ A State Bank, Not The People’s

ACT Finance spokesman MP Rodney Hide today said the secrecy and lack of transparency surrounding the so-called ‘People’s Bank’ showed that the bank belonged to the state, not the people as promised.

7: Government guilty of Soviet style control of info

Deceptive and diversionary tactics cannot hide the fact that Ross Armstrong, Helen Clark and Jim Anderton are trying to conceal vital information about the Peoples Bank proposal, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said today.

8: Howard's End: Say Something, Be Something

When the courts deal, as ours do, with great public questions, the only protection against unwise decisions, and even judicial usurpation, is careful scrutiny of their actions and fearless comment upon it. Judicial and political criticism of the public ...

9: Race Is On For Self Healing Building Materials

Imagine if a crack in things such as a bridge support or an aircraft could self-repair itself much the same way as our own skin does. The race is on in scientific circles to develop a material to do just that. John Howard reports.

10: Jenny Shipley: Letter to Prime Minister

Cabinet meets tomorrow and will consider the proposal for the "people's bank." To date, the Government has not been prepared to provide basic information concerning the proposed setting up of the "people's bank".

11: Scoop Images: CatchingThe Knowledge Wave

CREATING KIWI PROSPERITY: The Prime Minister, Helen Clark, and the Vice-Chancellor of The University of Auckland, Dr John Hood, at tonight's launch of the "Catching the Knowledge Wave" project, a major collaboration between the government, the ...

12: Attack On Iraq Sets Back World Peace Initiatives

Yesterday's bombing of Baghdad by the United States and Great Britain is a setback for world peace initiatives and the moves to lift the sanctions against Iraq, says Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control Matt Robson. "It is clear the United ...

13: Release of security info goes too far

The Leader of the Opposition's release of information about security arrangements at the proposed kiwi bank goes too far, Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton says.

14: Jenny Shipley Speech: American Chamber of Commerce

Vision without action is a hollow dream. Spin without substance is equally empty, yet that seems to be the Prime Minister's forte. This is the political battleground for New Zealand politics for the next two years. New Zealanders are yearning to believe ...

15: Scoop Publishes "Leaked" MFE Dioxin Report

Scoop today publishes for the first time the full text of the confidential Dioxin report prepared for the Ministry For the Environment leaked last week to the New Zealand Herald newspaper.

16: Goff in damage control mode

The public disagreement by two Cabinet Ministers over the US and British air strikes against Iraq shows why New Zealand should not have two conflicting trigger buttons on Foreign Affairs, National's Foreign Affairs spokesperson Max Bradford said today.

17: PM Launches Catching The Knowledge Wave Project

A significant initiative to seek new and widely agreed paths for New Zealand’s social and economic development will take place this year, culminating in a major international conference in Auckland at the beginning of August, the Prime Minister, Helen Clark, ...

18: Air Strike Against Iraq

Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff has expressed concern that air strikes against Iraq may undermine the prospect of international action against the Iraqi regime and help rather than damage Saddam Hussein.

19: Rub-a-dub-dub three Greens in a tub...

Green Party co-convenor Richard Davies and two friends will feature on the Green Party's float in this weekend's Hero Parade.

20: Maori TV delay is Ministers' fault

Helen Clark is rightly annoyed at the amount of time it has taken to come up with options for the Maori television channel, but there is no short cut to reaching any solutions now that there has been 14 months of dawdling from her Ministers, National's ...

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