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1: Howard's End: Killing Children In Godzone

If Steve Maharey is right that there have been an average of 7 child homicides a year over the last 30 years, then that makes New Zealand bigger killers of children than the UK and the whole of Europe over the same period. John Howard writes.

2: Mike Lorigan

Mike Lorigan the Press Secretary to ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble and editor of Mr Prebble’s weekly ‘Letter from Wellington’ was tragically killed in an aeroplane crash near Canberra on the weekend.

3: Sludge Report #49 – Dubya’s Storm Arrives On Time

In this edition: Dubya’s Storm Arrives On Time

4: More Scoop BIG Images: Rotorua Eruption! Rotorua Kuirau Park 26 January 2001 Eruption of Spring 721. An example of the damage to vegetation Geologist examining a balistic block An example of the eruption deposit An example of the damage to vegetation

5: Waitangi Day Is Not New Zealand Day - PM

Prime Minister Helen Clark today wouldn't back calls from some quarters for Waitangi Day to be renamed and more broadly focused as a national “New Zealand Day,” despite her refusal to attend celebrations at Waitangi.

6: PM Receives Waitangi Day Invitation

The Young Nationals have invited her to a “BBQ and a few beers” in Wellington. Young Nationals Chair Daniel Gordon said that as a compassionate conservative, he felt obliged to invite Ms Clark to the party at “my mate Phil’s place.”

7: People's Bank Has To Be Done Right - PM

Prime Minister Helen Clark says the Government will not be hurried into making a decision on whether the People’s Bank will go ahead, despite pressure from Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton to get working on the flagship Alliance policy.

8: David Miller: Desert Storm, Unresolved Conflict?

January 16th of this year marked the tenth anniversary of Operation Desert Storm in which the United States led a multinational coalition, which liberated Kuwait from Iraqi occupation.

9: Scoop Images: PM Signs For New Army Vehicles

The PM’s LAV model: hours of fun, on the desktop or in the sandpit - Prime Minister Helen Clark signs for the LAVs - Left to right: Defence Minister Mark Burton, Helen Clark, Keith Zerebecki, general director of General Motors Defence of Canada

10: Scoop Images: Rotorua Eruption! – Explosion Crater Rotorua Kuirau Park 26 January 2001 Eruption of Spring 721. An example of the damage to vegetation Geologist examining the explosion crater Geologist examining the explosion crater

11: 60 Minutes Report Results In ACT UP Arrest Warrant

Activists to turn themselves in Monday to face trumped up charges filed by D.A. three months after non-violent office protest

12: Wellington The Big Loser In Bunkle/Hobbs Fiasco

United Future leader and Ohariu Belmont MP, Hon Peter Dunne, says the Wellington region is the major loser in the ongoing row over allowances paid to Ministers Marion Hobbs and Phillida Bunkle.

13: Greenpeace Images: Col. Franken Saunders In Nelson

Greenpeace images from an anti-GE protest held outside KFC Nelson today.

14: Clark's Waitangi Day Somersault Almost Complete

Prime Minister Helen Clark's latest comments about Waitangi Day almost complete her somersault on the issue, according to United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne.

15: John Ashcroft, too extreme for Missouri

Attorney General Nominee John Ashcroft Too Extreme For Missouri, Too Extreme For the Country, Says the Director of Missouri Citizens Group

16: Warning On Outerspace Medicine One4b

Director General of Health, Dr Karen Poutasi, today warned the public not to consume any product containing 1,4 butanediol because of the potential risk of severe adverse reactions, including death.

17: Contract for army vehicles signed

Prime Minister Helen Clark today signed the contract for the New Zealand Army's biggest equipment purchase – 105 new light armoured vehicles.

18: John Ormond Running For ACT Presidency

Long time Party Activist and board member John Ormond has announced this afternoon that he will be contesting the ACT Presidency as a result of the announcement that Sir Roger Douglas will be standing down from the ACT Presidency and the board.

19: National Radio Midday Report

Jogging Murder – Contact Shareholders – Lynx Close Call – Earthquake Relief – Child Register – Child Murderer – Plane Crash Victims – Douglas To Step Down – Drugs Act – Gold Frog Stolen – Law Changes Recommended – Waitangi Day – Drowned Man – Jump ...

20: SHARP ETIQUETTE: More Tips For Sharp Meetings

Finding it hard to stay sharp in staff meetings? Why not try some more of these neat little exercises.

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