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1: Sludge Report #64 - Damp Arrival For Energy Plan

It appears plans for dealing with the emerging United States energy crisis are, as forecast, destined to be delivered by US President George “Dubya” Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney in the rain.

2: Sludge Report #65 – Killing The Silence

In This Edition: Killing The Silence - The real story behind the shooting of Wellington student Steven Wallace by a Police Officer on April 30th 2000 in the town of Waitara.

3: Rankin: Monetary Pragmatism - Fiscal Anorexia

The fourth Labour Government, dogmatically right-wing with respect to monetary policy (ie monetarist), was, despite their spin, spendthrift on fiscal policy. The fifth Labour government is very different.

4: Questions For Oral Answer 17 May 2001

1. CLAYTON COSGROVE to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the main conclusions of the most recent forecast on the New Zealand economy?

5: Lindsay Perigo: Stalinism In The Bedroom

Yesterday's lively discussion on the government's latest proposed thievery, taxpayer-funded parental leave, stirred up a heartening degree of opposition to the proposal. Among those who defended it, none could justify the theft involved, or even confront the ...

6: Nicky Hager Addresses The Echelon Committee

The first question then which I want to discuss with you in detail is the question of what in this highly secretive subject your committee can reasonably believe and what you should doubt, that central issue when you are studying a highly secretive ...

7: Upton-on-line: Sustainable Development Edition

This is the edition many readers will have been dreading. An entire issue devoted to Sustainable Development. But it is the issue upton-on-line grapples with by day at the OECD. And this is the week in which Finance & Environment Ministers from ...

8: Mediawatch - The Programme

A vital element of Sunday Morning will be Mediawatch, a critical, analytical and investigative examination of the role of the media in New Zealand.

9: Radio New Zealand Programme Changes Announced

Radio New Zealand has announced changes to regular programme formats on National Radio and Concert FM.

10: “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.

11: 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 ...

12: Swain Bill: New Powers For Electronic Spying

Peace Researcher has, for many years now, publicised the electronic spying of the NZ Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), principally via its civilian telecommunications satellite interception spybase at Waihopai (Marlborough). We have ...

13: Scoop Images: Opposition House Consultations

Images from the house by Mark Graham. National MPs Shane Ardern and Bill English National MPs Shane Ardern and Georgina te Heuheu ACT MPs Muriel Newman and Richard Prebble

14: Coca Cola Breaks Ranks, Others Run For Cover

One month after Greenpeace sent a letter on the Kyoto Protocol to the 100 largest companies in the United States, about 20 international headquarters and a number of national subsidiaries have responded. Only one of these responders supported the ...

15: ACT, Here To Help

ACT will happily assist Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton sort out the mess surrounding the Resource Management Act and the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act, ACT Rural Affairs Spokesman Owen Jennings said today.

16: Urgent remedy sought over Whitianga Waterway

The acting Prime Minister Jim Anderton, has announced that he, in consultation with the Minister of Conservation, is seeking an urgent remedy over the Whitianga Waterway Restricted Coastal application.

17: Habeas Corpus Bill Makes Law And History

Rangitikei MP Simon Power became only the second Opposition MP since 1991 to have a Private Member's Bill become law when the Habeas Corpus Bill was passed in Parliament last night.

18: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 16 May

Today's questions of the day concerned: Yelashgate – Budget – Yelashgate – Medicinal Marijuana - Resource Management Act – Rural Social Services – Health Funding/Hospital Deficits – Solomon Islands – Parental Leave – Intermediate Schools – Smoking In Bars ...

19: Commerce Commission Appointment

Denese Bates QC of Auckland has been appointed as a member of the Commerce Commission for a period of three years.

20: Privy Council Appeal A “Disgraceful Waste”

Next week’s Privy Council appeal is a “disgraceful waste of time and money”, Harry Mikaere, Chairman of the Treaty Tribes Coalition, said today.

21: Scoop Images: Hobbiton Bridge

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

22: National Gives Public Say On Defence

National MPs today launched a petition at Wellington's Cenotaph for a Government policy that includes air and naval combat capability to protect our ground troops.

23: National Radio Midday Report

Cervical Screening – Army Rape Trial – Retail Stats – Whitianga Canal – Fraud – Nuclear Fuel – Middle East Violence – Election Violence – Hospital Waiting Lists – Form 1 And 2 – Anzac Frigates – TV Content – Dunedin Flights

24: Scoop Images: Lake Hobbitton - Another View

Scoop's Hobbit strikes again. Yet another - never seen before - shot of Hobbiton in the the Waikato. Showing the other side of the millhouse pictured in an earlier shot, in the sun, before it was burned down. Hobbit houses can be seen across the ...

25: The Political Science of GM Food

Arpad Pusztai was in New Zealand earlier this year to give evidence to the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification. Arpad is a scientist who has become a world figure in the debate concerning GM foods. He conducted research into the effects of GM potatoes ...

26: Medical Scientist Elected To Royal Society

Renowned medical research scientist Professor Peter Gluckman of The University of Auckland has joined an elite group of New Zealand-born scientists with his election in London as a Fellow of the prestigious Royal Society.

27: Lucid Magazine

The highly anticipated second issue of the independent magazine, Lucid, was released on Monday at the Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) campus. The launch was greeted with much excitement by the student population, and the magazine was taken by students ...

28: British Oil The Main Beneficiary Of Timor Crisis

SCOOP NEWS ANALYSIS - British Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook's, arrival in New Zealand prior to September's APEC forum caused Thailand Foreign Ministry official, Kobsak Chitikul, to ask, "Why is Mr Robin Cook here?" Britain is not a member ...

29: Harry Mikaere: Remarks To Media Briefing

Bell Gully 9.00 am IBM Tower Thursday 17 May 2001 Wellington For Immediate Use

30: IT Minister Queries E-Business Rankings

Information Technology Minister Paul Swain has taken issue with a report ranking New Zealand at 20th in the world in terms of e-readiness.

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