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1: Sludge Report #127 - The Hunt For Flight 77

In This Edition: The Hunt For Flight 77 - A Truly Remarkable French Website - Disinformation Warning! - Not Everyone Is Convinced - Eyewitness Reports Of The Crash….

2: Keith Rankin: Auckland Traffic And The Public Good

New Zealanders are at their worst when they are "provincial", using the pejorative sense of that word. First there was that irritating minder of Peter Jackson at the Bafta awards who had to spoil the moment by saying "Up the Mainland" ...

3: INVESTIGATION: Sept 11th - Unanswered Questions

Within a few months, the events of Sept. 11th, 2001 became but an echo of the events that followed. War in Afghanistan, anthrax, unprecedented powers of detention: the public mind moves from one shock to another, appearing to accept the government’s ...

4: Dangerous Omens for NZ National in 2002

The reasons for National’s deterioration are both numerous and complex. Its demise is due to factors beyond its control, its inability to manage transition from govt to opposition to govt again.

5: Links And Transcripts: Israeli Spyring Shocker

EDITOR’S NOTE: Le Monde today NZT published a lengthy report into Israeli spy activities in the US prior to 911 which raises clear questions about the extent of Israeli prior knowledge of the attacks. The story expands on material which first emerged in a ...

6: Speech To Newmarket Rotary Club - Michelle Boag

The supposedly invincible Helen Clark, darling of the photo opportunity, is under funding health, she's messing up education, and she's out of touch with New Zealanders.

7: Sludge Report #128 – Truth, Beauty & Love (Part 2)

In This Edition: Truth, Beauty & Love (Part 2) - Banking Quotes (To Set The Tone) - Introduction To Banking And Finance (Whose Bananas Are They Anyway?) – More Quotes - 20 Questions, 20 Links (A Beginners Map To The Truth About Banking)

8: “Victimcrats” and the “Wellington Problem”

Speech by Rt Hon Winston Peters to Grey Power Manawatu, Masonic Hall, 168 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North, Thursday 7th March 2002, 2.15 pm

9: Mickey Havoc Bows Out Of BFM Breafast Slot

Auckland's 95bFM has regretfully announced the departure of its breakfast show host Mikey Havoc - the self-described "loud fellow who makes you feel good and gets your sexy ass moving every morning."

10: Guest Opinion: 500Yrs. History So Easily Forgotten

The second-phase of Operation Enduring Freedom was launched last week: to hunt Abu Sayyaf in the jungles of Basilan and Sulu. Whilst originally a breakaway from the Moro (Muslims of the southern Philippines) independence movement, the 800-strong ...

11: Will We Be The Last To Know, Helen?

Green Party Defence spokesperson Keith Locke says it's becoming even more absurd that the government refuses to let New Zealand know if Kiwi SAS troops are in Afghanistan.

12: P.O.V: Teachers' Pets

There's a special place, somewhere between martyrdom and pariahdom we reserve for people who scratch the veneer of our sexual self-deception. And Amy Gehring is going there.

13: Air NZ Loss Not Credible, Just Incredible

"Air New Zealand's half year loss of $376.5 million is further proof of the complex financial difficulty the company was in last year when it approached the Government to lift the cap on foreign shareholding," says National Finance spokesman ...

14: Democracy and Equality In The Commonwealth

A Western reporter once asked Mahatma Gandhi what he thought of Western civilisation. Gandhi in his well-known wry humour said, “it is a great idea”. Indeed going by the events in CHOGM Western democracy continues to remain a “great idea”.

15: ACT Does Not Support National's Zoning Policy

ACT Education Spokesman MP Donna Awatere Huata today withdrew support for National's new zoning policy.

16: 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.

17: Treasury Figures Reveal Super Folly

In a written answer to a question from Green MP Rod Donald, Treasury secretary Alan Bollard has admitted that the NZ Superannuation fund is only earning 5.2% while Government borrowing is costing between 4.8% and 6.8%.

18: George W. Bush And Harken Oil - Recovered History

RECOVERED HISTORY - From the overstocked archives of the Progressive Review a timeline of the Harken Energy Insider Trading play by U.S. President George W. Bush, a series of transactions that connects the bin Laden and Bush families, and a current link ...

19: Howard's End: What The Innovators Are Up Against

As our Innovation Conference kicks off in Christchurch today, news comes out of Britain that one of its icon innovators, who runs a private company valued at more than a NZD $1 billion, is joining the industrial exodus to Asia. Maree Howard writes.

20: Govt Will Have To Keep Community Services Card

The Government is expected to keep the Community Services Card it strongly criticised last year, and increase the qualification threshold, National Health Spokesperson Roger Sowry said today.

21: Vine Smuggling 'Breath-Takingly Stupid' Say Greens

Green Party Biosecurity spokesperson Ian Ewen-Street said alleged vine smuggling by a grapegrower was an act of breath-taking stupidity.

22: Truth in Super -- Rodney Hide

Speech delivered by ACT Finance Spokesman MP Rodney Hide to the IIR Superannuation Conference, Intercontinental Hotel, Wellington

23: Nick Smith – You’ve failed!

6 March 2002 Nick Smith has failed both reading comprehension and maths with a statement released today on examination fees, Education Minister Trevor Mallard said today.

24: Is Our Govt Dithering Again On Air New Zealand?

The Air New Zealand interim announcement does nothing to clear up the most ominous uncertainty facing the company, says ACT New Zealand commerce spokesman Stephen Franks. That is the threat from the Australian government.

25: Community GE Free Groups Concerned By Attitude

An opinion of an ACT MP that NZ community groups should not allowed to apply for comparatively tiny amounts of money when US $500m is being spent on pro GE propaganda over 5 years is considered unreasonable by GE Free organisations.

26: Bush Comes Clean On Free Trade Farce

The US decision to slap a 30 per cent tariff on steel imports has effectively killed off any chance of a free trade agreement between New Zealand and US, Green Party Co-leader Rod Donald said today.

27: Cullen On Air New Zealand Result

Finance Minister Michael Cullen said the Air New Zealand half year result was broadly in line with expectations.

28: Five Centres of Research Excellence Chosen

The CoRE Fund Committee, chaired by Sir Paul Reeves, has chosen five of the 11 shortlisted proposals to form Centres of Research Excellence. They are:

29: 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.

30: Sludge Report #126 – Truth, Peace & Love (Part 1)

In This Edition: Unpleasant Thoughts, Truth, Peace & Love - First Some Quotes - Immediate Threats To Peace And Security – Who Is The Enemy?


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