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1: Upton-on-line - Diaspora Edition

Upton-on-line notes french reaction to the slaying of Sir Peter Blake, gives a glimpse of how one young diasporan, Hamish Coop, thinks about New Zealand from afar and describes the sorry tale of an aborted submarine expedition of Lake Taupo by the Institute ...

2: Gandalf is VSA's Latest Supporter

With Peter Jackson's signature becoming as rare as dragons' teeth, Volunteer Service Abroad is hoping for a good return when it puts a copy of the Lord of the Rings, signed by the film director, up for auction this week.

3: PC's Opinion: Hell's Half-Acre?

This opinion piece is the ninth in a new series of "PC's Weekly Opinion" - a pithy, heavily spiced editorial from Peter Cresswell that can be delivered to your in-box once a week. If you like what you read then feel free to forward it to ...

4: Scoop Satirical Image: New Afghani Money

The following image, circulating widely on the Internet in the Middle East, was submitted by a reader for publication. It shows a new design for Afghanistan's currency.

5: Scoop Links: LOTR Reviews

Reviews are pouring in for the first the first installment of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Fellowship of the Ring , following yesterday¡¦s premiere in London.

6: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Terrorism In Goshen, Indiana

Terrorism struck at the heartland of America as major news broadcasters reported that a ¡¥terrorist¡¦ had shot 35 people at a manufacturing plant in Goshen, Indiana late last week. As America prepared to Strike Back, initial reports indicated that ...

7: $350 Billion In Subsidies To US Farmers

Trade delegations in Washington admitted defeat yesterday in their efforts to stop the U.S. from handing more than $350 billion in subsidies to its farmers. Maree Howard reports.

8: Behind the Veil: Outrage at More Aggression

Rumors of the United States increasing the war against terrorism to include and punish other countries in the region has been wafting through the Middle East. If the US is intent on doing so, it is not without a price to pay. Mistrust, outrage, ...

9: Feedback: Skyhawks Were An Air Combat Arm??

Ross Ewing's contradictory bleating about the retirement of the fast strike and training arm of the air force is as contradictory as it is imaginative.

10: Lesbian Couples Reject Equality

"It is a little known fact that the benefit laws which apply to heterosexual couples do not apply to same sex couples," says Lindsay Mitchell, Petitioner for a Parliamentary Review of the DPB.

11: Northwoods: U.S. Plan for Terror to Justify War

The Northwoods plan for staging phony attacks on the U.S. to justify invading Cuba was developed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1962. It was never implemented, perhaps due to fear of Soviet retaliation.

12: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day ¡V 13 December

Today's questions of the day concerned: Parole Reform Bill ¡V Decile Funding ¡V Mental Health Legislation ¡V Parental Leave ¡V Air Combat Wing ¡V Fisheries Court Decision ¡V Feds Views On Kyoto ¡V Health Funding Announcement Reaction ¡V Auckland Burglary ...

13: Apology demanded

Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton is demanding a parliamentary apology from Act MP Rodney Hide following false allegations made by Mr Hide against an Industry New Zealand staff member.

14: Scoop Images: Skyhawks Over The City Of Sails

Somehow the funereal greyness of the day made a fitting backdrop for the NZAF Skyhawks as they flew down Auckland Harbour and on their way into the nation's history books.

15: Scoop Feedback: Orbital Mind Control Rays Required

In This Edition: Northwood a plan for the 21st century?? ¡V One Way To End the Violence In Israel/Palestine - My Peace Plan - The Long and the Short of it - Keep it Clean

16: Vindictive Govt. Blocks ACT from AirForce Farewell

The refusal by the Labour/Alliance Coalition Government to allow ACT to take up National's generous offer to use one of their seats on an aircraft going to Ohakea for the laying up of the air combat Squadron's colours is pathetic, ACT Defence Spokesman ...

17: Big News: How Corporate Greed Helps The Poor

Hey kids, want to make the world a better place? Then grow up: Start a business or get a job. Do you want to provide new help for the world¡¦s poor? Hire them. Corporate greed has helped far more people than big puppets ever will.

18: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 13 December

1. Dr WAYNE MAPP to the Minister of Justice: Is it his intention that serious violent offenders, including rapists, will be eligible for parole at one-third of their sentence under the Sentencing and Parole Reform Bill; if so, why?

19: Microsoft¡¦s US Classroom Monopoly Play

Only a company like Microsoft could be attacked for offering kids free computers. But that was what happened when the company announced recently that it would donate up to $1bn worth of computers and software to more than 12,500 schools in the US.

20: Feedback: From Cave To The White House

President Bush was correct in his speech on the Pearl Harbor Day that leaders, whether the commander of chief of the most powerful nation or the spoke person of a fragile extremist group, always hide in shelters when young soldiers fight in the front in ...

21: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day ¡V 12 December

Today's questions of the day concerned: Workplace Learning ¡V Work Testing DPB ¡V Cancer Treatment ¡V Middle East Violence ¡V Pharmac Funding ¡V US Free Trade Negotiations ¡V Police Wrankling - Aquaculture Moratorium x 2 ¡V Gifted Students ¡V Painted Apple ...

22: Maori Declare War On GE

"We are going to war against GE protagonists" declared the first National Maori Hui on GE at Te Ao Hou Marae at Wanganui today.

23: Stop Weakening the Law on Murder

Eight murder victims in as many days should persuade the Minister of Justice to halt his Bill to reduce murder penalties, says ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks.

24: Protection Of Provincial Cinemas

The government¡¦s plan to change legislation on parallel importing of films, videos and DVDs is a response to many concerns about the future of regional cinemas, Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Judith Tizard said today.

25: The Militant Jewish Face of Terrorism In The US

Two Jewish members of the Jewish Defense League were arrested in Los Angeles early Wednesday in connection with an alleged plot to bomb Arab-American and Islamic institutions in Culver City, California.

26: Avoiding Property Pitfalls The Focus Of New Guide

A multi-storey development across the street, a motorway designation through the backyard, or noise from the nightclub next door ƒ{ all factors that could potentially ruin the perfect property.

27: Government Signals Livestock Emission Tax

The Minister of Agriculture has signalled that the Government will apply a tax on livestock methane emission, ACT Environment Spokesman MP Gerry Eckhoff said today.

28: PeopleSoft 8 CRM Sets New Industry Standard

Auckland, Friday 7th December 2001 ¡V At launch events in Auckland and Wellington, PeopleSoft Inc. (Nasdaq: PSFT) has demonstrated the industry¡¦s first pure internet Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution, PeopleSoft 8 CRM.

29: Letter From Elsewhere: Come See The Future!

I don¡¦t know what the recently routed Queenstown council was planning to build when they carved a great chunk out of the green hillside of trees above their town, to make way for a ¡§development¡¨ they called the Commonage. But I wouldn¡¦t mind betting ...

30: Launch of ¡¥Thinking of buying a property?¡¦ guide

Launch of ¡¥Thinking of buying a property?¡¦ guide, 2/219 The Terrace, Wellington, 11.30am


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