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1: SHARP CONSPIRACY: May The Force Be With You

A sharp suggestion for filling in this week’s census form has been circulating like wild-fire on the Internet in New Zealand over the past week. Then this morning in the Sharp Stories inbox is some legal advice concerning the census email. Could merely ...

2: Media Flash - Mar. 5, 2001 - Mail Batch No. 057

Media Flash and Australian Media Job Directory Australia's Media Independent Weekly E-Newspaper Monday, March 5, 2001

3: What do we want our taxes to pay for? - Knowles

Employers' Federation chief executive Anne Knowles says there is widespread misunderstanding about parental leave benefits in New Zealand, with many seeming to think that New Zealand is somehow behind other countries.

4: Howard's End: One Size Does Not fit All

In the face of the biggest crisis for agriculture coming from the outbreaks of BSE and foot and mouth disease, the European Commissioner for Agriculture has admitted publicly for the first time that its Common Agricultural Policy, founded in 1962, ...

5: Scoop Images: Who Was That Tall Girl!

Kiwi-born and Amsterdam based stilt walker Emily Buttle wowing crowds last weekend at the Cuba St Festival. Buttle has been on a flying visit to the capital.

6: 900 Mountain Bikers Ride Giant Karapoti Classic

Nine hundred riders will compete in the 16th annual Giant Karapoti Classic mountain bike race on Sunday, north of Upper Hutt.

7: Scoop Rugby Images: Oo! Ah! Jonah!

Hurricane winger Jonah Lomu walks through a few Bulls on his way to score during tonight's victory for the home side at Wellington's WestpacTrust stadium. Photographs by Mark Graham - .

8: HARD NEWS 2/3/01 - From Dubious to Dangerous

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... anybody else found themselves saying a quiet thanks they don't live in Europe right now? As foot and mouth disease courses around the British Isles, putting paid to the ebb and flow of national life, living in the world's most ...

9: University women demand more rights for women

Women students are calling on the government to take action on paid parental leave and pay equity this week. University women will be marking International Working Women's Day with various activities to draw attention to these issues this Thursday ...

10: Government Agency Wastes $22 Million

A Government agency squandered $22 million of road users’ money, ACT Transport Spokesman Penny Webster said today.

11: Conference targeted by animal rights activists

Radical animal rights activists have threatened to attack and disrupt a large conference to be held in Christchurch in August. Activists say the World Congress of the International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS), featuring some of the worlds most notorious ...

12: Stateside With Rosalea: Lucky For Some

Last Sunday afternoon, sitting in my kitchen upstairs in an old two-storey building in the East Bay I felt like I was back in Wellington again: the floor and furniture were moving - and kept moving for at least 10 seconds - in that side-to-side motion ...

13: Howard's End: Britain's Awful Luck

Britons and Europeans are starting to ask that they've done to offend the heavens as a catalogue of dire warnings and a plague of Biblical proportions seems to have descended upon them. I'm glad I live in paradise. John Howard writes.

14: Paid Parental Leave Could Have Adverse Impact

A system of compulsory paid parental leave could lead to increased discrimination against women in the workforce, ACT Employment Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman said.

15: Howard's End: Trans-Tasman Private Prison Problems

Australasian Correctional Management, the company which runs the Auckland Central Remand Centre is now involved in investigating allegations of assault and intimidation against its staff. Meanwhile across the ditch the same company has been slammed by ...

16: National Radio 8am Bulletin

Fiji – Israel – IRA – Fletcher Energy – Power Lines – Foot and Mouth – Environment Legal Aid – Fire Hero - Search

17: SCOOP SPECIAL: Katya Rivas’s Messages From God

EDITOR’S NOTE: Starting today, the first week of the Lent, Scoop is beginning publication of a series of daily reflections on spiritual matters from Bolivian author Katya Rivas. Rivas, pictured above, has received an official imprimatur from the Catholic ...

18: Presidential Pardons and Constitutional Authority

Washington -- When former President Bill Clinton signed 140 pardons and 36 commutations of sentence -- several of them controversial -- on his last day in office, he was following a procedure that dates back to the earliest days of the Republic.

19: National Radio Midday Report

Christopher Simpson – Housing Project – Fletcher Energy Shareholders – Prison Assault – Real IRA – Samoan Elections – Thai Plane Fire – Meat Exports – Electricity Cancer Risk – Global Warming Strategy – Lillybing Trial Youth Health – Head Injuries – Tertiary ...

20: 2,500 waiting for state house waiting list

National's Housing spokesperson David Carter today released figures that show there were 2,572 people waiting to be assessed to go on the already burgeoning state house waiting list at the end of December 2000.

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