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1: SHARP CLAWS: Rubbing Their Noses In It

Who’s sharper: cats or dogs? This posse of pooches, their nature denied by their nurture, are in a bit of a quandary. The free spirited feline, as all good cats should, wastes no time rubbing their noses in it. Cats: 1 - Dogs: 0

2: Keith Rankin: Procreate Or Immigrate?

Just over a week ago, Opposition leader Jenny Shipley suggested that New Zealand could solve some of its problems by raising the birth rate. While her idea made a lot of sense to professional demographers, it was met with derision in the editorial ...

3: Eco-Economy: The Student Loans Scam

Researchers for this story have been constantly frustrated at the mixture of deviousness and / or ignorance of people you would expect to know the answers to basic and relevant questions.

4: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day - 28 February

Today's questions of the day concerned: The Economy – NZ Post Vs Prebble – Future Of Rail Transport – Foot and Mouth Disease – Innovation In Environmental Protection – NZ Post’s “Natural Market” – Hosting Disarmament Conference – Rural Access To Medical ...

5: Sludge Report #51 – Whose Treason?

In this edition: Whose Treason? – Shooting The Messenger

6: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 1 March

Today's questions of the day concerned: NZ Post’s Privacy – Party Hopping Bill – Mick Brown Report On CYFS – Dumping Skyhawks – Treaty Settlements – Emergency Unemployment Benefit – Security Regulation Changes – Australian/Kiwi Welfare Agreement – School ...

7: Lindsay Perigo: Go Away, Mr Hawkins!

Today's editorial was a cinch. All I had to do was copy & paste a magnificent letter written to the Minister of Police. Its writer forwarded it to me & said I could use it as I saw fit. It is self-contained & self-explanatory. I commend ...

8: US State Dept Human Rights Report, per country

2000 Human rights reports now available

9: Scoop Images: Cuba St. Carnival (2)

More images from Saturday's Cuba Street Carnival parade in Wellington.

10: Scoop Feedback: The Student Loans Scam

I agree entirely with this article. I started my law studies at Otago University in 1990. A friend and I have tried to track down fellow students from the early 1990s (namely from our University Hostel). Information appears that we are the only ones ...

11: SHARP ETIQUETTE: 27 Remarks For Your Workmates

Twenty-seven sharp things you wish you could say at work, but which, for the sake of discretion and harmonious relations with your colleagues , you probably won’t….

12: Scoop Images: Wairarapa Stone Circle

Wairarapa farmer Gavin McLachlan opened his neolithic-style stone circle to the public on Sunday, to raise funds for the Wairarapa museum and art gallery.

13: Roger Award - Worst Transnational Corp. Finalists

Nominations closed at the end of last year for the fourth annual Roger Award for the worst transnational corporation operating in New Zealand in 2000, organised by GATT Watchdog and the Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA).

14: Victory For Consumers Of KFC

Thursday 1 March 2001 Auckland - Greenpeace welcomes Restaurant Brands New Zealand Limited (1) announcement in its 2000 Annual Report that it will be working with its suppliers to eliminate any remaining genetically engineered material from all its ...

15: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 1 March 2001

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his answer to the House on 20 February that he would expect the confidentiality of State-owned enterprise business plans to be honoured?

17: Varsity Loan Masks Real Problems

The fact that the University of Canterbury is pursuing a $100 000 000 loan is an indication of the failure of the Tertiary Minister, Steve Maharey, to properly address the funding crisis plaguing the Tertiary sector, say the University of Canterbury ...

18: National Radio Midday Report

CYF Review – Foot And Mouth – Lundy Denied Bail – Party Hopping – Wheelibin Ride – Fiji Constitutional Case – British Rail Crash – Seattle Earthquake - Road Safety Review – Makara Fire – Mururoa Atoll – Searchers – Drugs Trial

19: Scoop Images: Cuba St. Carnival Parade (1)

Images from Saturday's Cuba Street Carnival parade.

20: Fiji’s High court judges tipped to resign

SUVA (Pasifik Nius): Three High Court judges will reportedly resign if the Fiji Court of Appeal rules tomorrow that the 1999 multiracial Constitution has been abrogated, the Daily Post reports.

21: “People Like Deer”.

With the announcement of the Department of Conservation Policy Statement on Deer Control, The Minister of Conservation, Hon Sandra Lee has totally ignored the views of the general public and hunters in particular.

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