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1: MPs “Chicken” Over Cannabis Law Review

The Mild Green faction of the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party is losing patience with unaccounted delays in NZ’s promised cannabis law review. They say the Labour-led government is courting punishment in the polls for chickening out on the marijuana ...

2: Scoop Feature: Out Of The Loop

The folding of Wellington magazine Loop this week is a 'travesty' says the chief executive of Saatchi and Saatchi Worldwide.

3: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday 9th May 2001

1. DAVID BENSON-POPE to the Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education): What initiatives are being undertaken to promote an innovative tertiary education system?

4: Guy’s World: The Real Slim Sludgy

Like a cornered racoon, my new pen pal, libertarian Michael Gordge, accused me of being Sludge, took me for a dirty communist, set me straight on a thing or two about libertarianism, and asked me to come out and fight like a man.

5: “Harry Potter” Trailer Cinema Premiere

The theatrical trailer for the year’s most-anticipated family film - “Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone” will make its cinema screen debut in New Zealand for the first time on Thursday, April 5.

6: Minister Pleased With Response to Gaming Review

The Minister of Internal Affairs, George Hawkins, says he is pleased that over 1000 submissions have been received in response to the discussion document which was released as part of the Government's Gaming Review. Submissions on the Review closed yesterday.

7: MS New Zealand Refutes Greens

Dr Tom Miller, Research Director of MS New Zealand today refuted Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimon’s claim that the real purpose of genetically modified cattle research has nothing to do with MS.

8: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 9 May

Today's questions of the day concerned: National’s Tertiary Education Policy – Budget Blow Out – Business Incubators - Budget Blow Out – Child Abuse Reporting By GPs – Air Combat Training For Army – Maori Health - Sir Geoffrey Palmer Judge? – New Plymouth ...

9: Green Party Cow Killers

The call by the Green Party for the killing of cows involved in a genetic modification experiment at Ruakura is yet another example of putting unreasoned prejudice ahead of human welfare, according to Terry Dunleavy, national convener of Bluegreens, an ...

10: A Modern Defence Force For New Zealand's Needs

The government today announced a comprehensive plan to build a modern, efficient and high quality defence force to meet New Zealand's strategic needs and enable New Zealand to contribute usefully to international operations in which it engages.

11: 2001 Computerworld Excellence Awards Finalists

Overall Excellence in the Use of IT category -Scoop!!!!! - South Auckland Health - Yakka Apparel Solutions Ltd

12: Big News: Cloneliness Is Next To Godliness, Right?

The news that 30 babies were born in the US through “genetic modification” has revived an ethical debate as to whether humans should be genetically modified or cloned. The revolutionary fertility treatment has been criticised as it used the genes of ...

13: David Miller: The Realities of Life as a Student

As someone who continues to borrow sizable amounts of cash from Her Majesty’s New Zealand Government so I can further my education, I am always interested when I hear calls in the media for fee freezes, interest write offs and increased funding to ...

14: GCSB Bill - Rod Donald First Reading Speech Notes

Yesterday The Right Honourable Helen Clark, Prime Minister and Leader of the Labour Party welcomed the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr Johannas Rau, to New Zealand at a State Luncheon with these words:

15: Takes Scoop To Cannes

Scoop is pleased to report that our content partner has been invited by NewLine Cinema to Peter Jackson’s publicity fest for his Lord of The Rings trilogy in Cannes, France.

16: Boycott On Pizza Hut

Party Leader Graham Capill is calling on the public to boycott Pizza Hut after their sponsorship of the R18 show, Big Brother, last night on TV2.

17: Scoop Images: Hobbiton By The Water

Scoop's Hobbit strikes again. This time the furry fellow with a flair for photography has produced another - never seen before - shot of Hobbiton in the the Waikato. Showing it in the sun, before it was burned down. It looks like it was a tranquil and magical ...

18: Resource Management Amendment Bill

The Local Government and Environment Committee has presented its report on the Resource Management Amendment Bill. The committee recommends, by majority, that the bill be passed with amendments.

19: God Defend NZ – The Government Sees No Need

Party Leader Graham Capill said that today’s announcement is “an initiative at the behest of the United Nations, not in the interests of national security.

20: Scoop Images: Hobbiton Bridge

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

21: National committed to restoring air strike

National has utterly condemned the Government's decision to axe New Zealand's air strike capability. "It is not overstating the case to say that New Zealand soldiers may end up paying for Labour's decision with their lives," National's Defence ...

22: Resignation Sends Warning Signal

The Government’s desire to build a New Zealand knowledge economy is seriously at risk. The fragile state of confidence in the future of science in New Zealand was shown by yesterday’s decision by a highly skilled molecular biologist to resign from ...

23: Sludge Report #60 – Free Tiger Woods

NOTE: Authors of this report will be anonymous and wide ranging, and occasionally finely balanced. Indeed you are invited to contribute: The format is as a reporters notebook. It will be published as and when material is available. C.D. Sludge can ...

24: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 8 May

Today's questions of the day concerned: Budget Blow Out – Special Benefits – GE Cow Research – NCEA –Budget Blow Out – Cell Phones In Prisons – Community Services Card – Employment In Fishing – Violent Crime Statistics - Rural Policy – West Coast ...

25: Changes to Resource Management Bill Supported

The environmental coalition, ECO, today welcomed the recommendations of the Local Government and Environment Committee on the Resource Management Amendment Bill.

26: Government Communications Security Bureau Bill

The aim of this Bill is to define the functions of the Government Communications Security Bureau - the GCSB - and to make legislative provision for its administration and for the conduct of its operational activities.

27: National Radio Midday Report

Conservation Funding – Warranty GST – Wrongful Dismissal – Doctor Bill – Stabbing - Jet Sale – Boat – Sealord Assets – UK Elections – Pinochet – Sexual Assault Trial – Spidermen – Tribunal Bias – Starving Baby Seals

28: Scoop Images: Nick Smith MP

Images of National MP Nick Smith in the house taken by Scoop photographer Mark Graham.

29: Heavy-Handed Political Interference In TVNZ

Comments attributed to TVNZ chair Ross Armstrong in this morning's Independent Business Weekly effectively confirm a pattern of heavy-handed political interference in the company's news and current affairs, according to National MP Murray McCully.

30: Computer Saboteurs Caught By Keyghost

Hidden 'hardware' keylogger is deterring fraudsters and revealing internal saboteurs of valuable corporate data and computer systems. The new KeyGhost device logs and encrypts every keystroke made during unauthorised computer activity. It can't be ...

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