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1: Helicopter Upside Down On Mt Vic Summit

A pilot is dead and his helicopter lying upside down just metres from the Mt Victoria lookout, after crashing this morning.

2: Receiver appointed for Terralink

Gary Traveller and Richard Agnew from PricewaterhouseCoopers have today been appointed receivers for the State Owned Enterprise, Terralink.

3: Terralink receivership risk of another Incis

The Government's decision to place Terralink into receivership has put the Landonline project at risk, National's Bill English said today.

4: Acting Prime Minister’s Claim Defamatory

The Hon Richard Prebble said today that he had been read a press statement from Acting Prime Minister Jim Anderton claiming he had filled out an enrolment card for Wellington Central on 15 October this year and was therefore claiming a wrongful allowance for ...

5: Keith Rankin: Peasants versus Pedants

I hesitate to bring up the divisive topic about which millennium is the real millennium. But I do so for two reasons. First, I am interested in the sociology of the divide. Why did the issue polarise us to the extent that we lost interest in what should ...

6: Scoop Images: Marion’s East Bay Holiday Snaps (1)

On the last day of her Christmas “holiday” last Wednesday (January 10th) Minister for the Environment Marion Hobbs attended a meeting in Te Aroha Bay, Arapawa Island in the Marlborough Sounds between residents and members of the Marlborough District ...

7: Scoop Images:The Man Sent By Sanfords Is Sent Home

Over the New Year break Scoop Editor Alastair Thompson and his family have been on holiday in the Marlborough Sounds in Te Aroha Bay, located inside East Bay on the Eastern side of Queen Charlotte Sound.

8: Howard's End: Millennium Genetic Advances

Just as year 2000 ended there was amazing news reported in the Chinese People's Daily newspaper, that their scientists have successfully genetically altered plants, including wheat, rice and oil crops, so they will grow using saltwater and in saline soil. ...

9: Scoop Images: Marion’s East Bay Holiday Snaps (2)

In this second set of images the meeting Marion Hobbs attended is recorded.

10: Colonel Franken-Sanders and Chickens call on KFC

Wellington Monday 15 January 2001 – Today Greenpeace chickens and Colonel Franken-Sanders revealed to midday shoppers in central Wellington that Kentucky Fried Chicken (NZ) Limited uses chickens fed on genetically engineered animal feed.

11: Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington #1 (2001)

A rising dollar and falling petrol prices have given New Zealand a New Year confidence lift. With retailers predicting Christmas sales up five per cent, and the coalition's popularity rising every time it promises to do nothing, 2001 will be a very interesting ...

12: National Radio Midday News Bulletin

El Salvador Disaster – Terralink – Helicopter Crash – Missing Children – Murder Appearance – Suburban Ethnicity – Education Stress Bonuses – Eurobeef Ban – Maternity Care Funding – Middle East Peace – Chinese Taiwan Tourism

13: Prebble’s State Of The Nation Address - Teaser Two

ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble will be giving a State of the Nation address at 12pm this Tuesday 16 January at the Centra Hotel, Auckland.

14: Guest Opinion: Storm of the Zephyr

The time has long gone when we should have stopped for a moment and adjusted our way of thinking.

15: Scoop Images: Hobbiton Bridge

Scoop's Hobbit strikes yet again. Hobbiton bridge is revealed in all its glory….enjoy.

16: Hon Richard Prebble’s State Of The Nation Address

ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble will be giving a State of the Nation address at 12pm this Tuesday 16 January at the Centra Hotel, Auckland.

17: SHARP MOVE: The Bill Gates Manoeuvre

A company executive from Seattle who went to college with Microsoft founder and CEO Bill Gates recently ran into the great man himself in an airport transit lounge.

18: “Lord Of The Rings” Website Re-Launch

New Line Cinema will formally re-launch its “The Lord of the Rings” website at tomorrow.

19: Union attempts to mislead public

The Waterfront Workers' Union is trying to mislead the public over the reasons for its campaign of industrial action at South Island ports, says Employers' Federation chief executive Anne Knowles.

20: Save East Bay: A Gold Rush To Vandalism

At the end of January 2001 decisions will be made by the Marlborough District Council that will critically affect the future of Queen Charlotte Sound. Betty Rowe from Lilly Valley writes.

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