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1: HARD NEWS 08/02/02 - Lacking Not for Love

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... the incumbent Prime Minister will be remembered for many things. Fluid and reassuring body language is not one of them.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00028.htm


2: New Website Reunites Kiwis

Whether you're searching for an old flame, anxious to catch up with a lost friend or just curious to see whatever became of what'shername, kiwisreunited.co.nz will be online Monday 11th February, reuniting kiwis with people from their past.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0202/S00012.htm


3: Scoop Images: Helms Deep Press Conference (1)

The following pictures show film director Peter Jackson with members of the cast and crew of the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films, the filming of which is now drawing to a close in the Wellington region.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00121.htm


4: PC's Opinion: Return Of The Con Artist

In an artistic climate in which dissected animal carcasses are displayed floating in formaldehyde and semen-stained blankets are described as "haunting, powerful and provocative," Warhol's simple images seem relatively benign by comparison.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00025.htm


5: Scoop Images: Huge Surf On Wgtn's South Coast

The following images show the surf on the South Coast of Wellington today. Sightseers were out in force to see the biggest south coast waves anyone can remember....

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00018.htm


6: Another Step Toward Tyranny

"Last week marked the abolition of article 14 of the Bill of Rights Act 1990," Libertarianz spokesman Richard McGrath said today. "Judge Roderick Joyce has made it clear that council bylaws can override the freedom of expression guaranteed ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0202/S00019.htm


7: Sludge Report #123 – You Can’t Touch Pug Winokur

In This Edition: Catherine Fitts Response to SEC CIO re SEC's Relationship With DynCorp and Arthur Andersen/Conflicts of Interest - Scoop Correspondence with Dyncorp Vice President, Corporate & Marketing Communications Charlene A. Wheeless

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00027.htm


8: Scoop Archive: Bougainville - Small Nation, Big Message

It is rare that I wax lyrical about a film. But the independently-produced documentary, An Evergreen Island, about Bougainville, a South Pacific island which survived nine years with little assistance from the outside world has left a big impression on ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/53/29/200111212157.5376f317.html


9: Gimmes Should Flock To Kiwibank

"What better place to open Kiwibank's first shop than Palmerston North,", "the home of the so-called Palmerston North Poverty Action Group," comments Lindsay Mitchell, Libertarianz associate spokesman for deregulation of welfare.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0202/S00030.htm


10: Images: 1984-Style NYPD Action

Photos of NYPD officers in full riot gear in the process of arresting a dozen New York University students on Sunday 03 Feburary.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0202/S00016.htm


11: Transcript: VisionTV - The Great Deception Part 3

Osama bin Laden is not an easy subject. Characterizations of him vary wildly. The most common, because it’s the official narrative of cardboard cutout simplicity, is that he’s the world’s number one villain, the diabolical mastermind behind the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00023.htm


12: Political Arrestees Singled Out for NYPD Detention

Political Arrestees Singled Out for Punitive Detention by NYPD; Civil Liberties Attorneys to Hold Press Conference on Steps of 100 Centre Street 11 am Tuesday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0202/S00024.htm


13: NZ Govt and Microsoft Sign Schools Agreement

New Zealand's Minister of Education has Signed an Agreement with Microsoft's Worldwide General Manager for Education, which Secures the Latest Software for New Zealand Schools

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0202/S00003.htm


14: Scoop Images: Swing Low Sweet Chariot (OFFENSIVE)

READERS NOTE - WARNING: The following image is offensive and not particularly sporting. After consulting internally and considering blanking out the offensive words we have decided to use it at is. Consider yourself warned if you choose to view.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL9910/S00029.htm


15: A Change On Saturday Morning

John Campbell is to leave National Radio’s Saturday Morning programme at the end of March after presenting the high profile lifestyle show for almost two years.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0202/S00007.htm


16: Muriel Newman: Full and Final Settlement

Full and Final Settlement Would End Treaty Tensions Weekly Column by Dr Muriel Newman MP

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0202/S00034.htm


17: New Logo Designs For Two Political Parties

The Electoral Commission announced today it had approved new logos for two registered political parties—the New Zealand National Party and the Christian Heritage Party: Graham Capill Party Leader.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0202/S00035.htm


18: Good Poll For ACT

ACT leader Richard Prebble, in response to media inquiries today about ACT's rise in the opinion polls, said this confirms ACT's own polling.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00089.htm


19: New Zealand Teachers Council

Yesterday they were Teacher Registration Board staff, today they are employed by the Teachers Council. This morning the staff held a ceremony to celebrate the change. It is more than a change of name. The prime task of the Board was to register teachers. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0202/S00002.htm


20: NBColympics.Com Takes ‘Gold’

NBColympics.Com Takes ‘Gold’ To Become Most Popular Global Web Site In Inaugural ‘Internet Olympics’

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0010/S00002.htm


21: The GW Bush - Osama Bin Laden Connection

EDITORS NOTE: The following is a transcript of a link submitted to Scoop by a Scoop reader. Clearly questions are raised in this material about the nature of the relationship between the Bush family and the family of Osama Bin Laden.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00108.htm


22: Scoop Images: Lord Of The Rings Poster

This Lord of The Rings movie poster was recently posted by Scoop’s content partner http://theonering.net .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00170.htm


23: A Chance To Save The World A Thousand Times

Legend has it that some of my ancestors spent time in the Sinai Desert. But I doubt that Richard Prebble had people like my grandparents, who arrived in New Zealand as refugees from Hitler in 1939, in mind when he spoke of the danger of letting too ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00017.htm


24: Howard's End: The Global Warming Industry

Some in the New Zealand business community are wondering why the government appears adamant it will push ahead to ratify the Kyoto protocol on global warming. It is about money, pure and simple, because it can be extremely profitable to sell hot ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00022.htm


25: NY City Pays Activists $469k

New York City – City lawyers today agreed to pay approximately $469,000 in damages and legal costs to activists arrested in a 1999 Diallo-related protest. The twelve activists were jailed for over 24 hours – a common experience for dissenters under ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0202/S00025.htm


26: Unemployment Figures Support Skills Concerns

The just released Household Labour Force Survey figures support EMA Central’s call for Government to recognise the skills shortage struggle employers around the country are facing.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0202/S00058.htm


27: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: More LOTR Pics From Ruapehu

Scoop is pleased to present a series of images of Lord of The Rings Filming from its content partner http://theonering.net . They show filming underway in Happy Valley at Whakapapa skifield on Mt Ruapehu.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/1d/fc/200005030943.ff7b2567.html


28: Greens Promise Strong Campaign In Wgtn Central

Green MP Sue Kedgley was last night selected as the Green Party's Wellington Central candidate for this year's general election and is promising to run a strong campaign.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00070.htm


29: Greens Will Fight English/Banks Motorway Combo

Greens will fight English/Banks combo over motorway plans Green Party Transport spokesperson 7th February 2002 Auckland Green MP Keith Locke says his party will be confronting National over its announced election policy of building more motorways ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00081.htm


30: Scoop Images: A Hobbit Summer House?

Scoop is proud to present another image of Hobbitton… this time of what appears to be a fairly grand Hobbit summer house …enjoy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL9911/S00099.htm

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