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1: Scoop Images: Here Comes The Snow…

The recent cold snap that has brought near freezing temperatures to most of the South Island has also brought snow, and lots of it. As the following images show, the 2001 skiing season is shaping up to be the best New Zealand has experienced in years. ...

2: Scoop Images: Cold Winds Blow Over Red Rocks

The following panoramic images were taken during the recent, bitterly cold, weekend on the South Coast of Wellington. The panoramic images show the view from the bay on the way to Red Rocks, and the famous Red Rocks themselves. (Note: Scoop would ...

3: Film Prospects From Korea Excellent

Film Prospects From Korea Excellent Says Korea / New Zealand Business Council Chairman (May 21, 2001)

4: Qantas Media Awards - Print Results


5: Sludge Report #73 – Borrowing And Saving

In This Edition: English’s Point On Borrowing And Saving Hits The Mark - Alternative Ideas Deserve A Look

6: Greens Want Full Animal Disclosure From McDonalds

News that McDonalds and other fast food chains like Burger King cook their French fries in beef lard make it imperative that labelling laws are changed to require manufacturers to disclose whether they use animal-based ingredients in their food, ...

7: Stateside With Rosalea: Arts Edition

Anyone old enough to remember Zwines nightclub in Auckland (or even the classic Blams' melody alluded to above) is by definition a boring old fart well past the use-by date punks had stamped onto their foreheads back in the late 1970s.

8: Adult “Sexpo” Anti-Family

An unashamedly erotic ‘Sexpo’ opening in Auckland this weekend is likely to increase the already appalling level of sexual abuse in this country. The first of its kind in New Zealand, the R18 ‘Sexpo’ is attempting to change the sex ‘industry’ image ...

9: Govt Buried Employment Reviews Under Budget

The Government purposely avoided scrutiny of its controversial employment reviews by releasing* them on the eve of Budget day, National's Industrial Relations Spokesperson Lockwood Smith said today.

10: Eco-Economy: Fiscal Prudence and Debt Slavery

Michael Cullen’s fiscal prudence is now legendary. He has obviously held onto the treasury purse strings very tightly. Almost all prominent government ministers have expressed the need to spend more money on Health, Education, Social Welfare, industrial ...

11: National Radio Midday Report

Dodgy Diesel - Fatal Chase – Women’s Security – Dyson Back – Rotting Buildings – Babysitting Laws – Queenstown Classic Deaths – Wahid Rebuked – Philippines Hostages – Race Riots – Middle East Envoy – UK Election – Polish Apology – Fiji Election - ...

12: Media Flash - May 28, 2001

* COLIN DUCK'S brave Sunday Advertiser tabloid experiment in Geelong has closed. There was no edition yesterday. There was no major announcement in Saturday's Geelong Advertiser, except to indicate that the Monday-Saturday editions were now 'Bigger, ...

13: Lindsay Perigo: Respectability Vs. Liberty

"The poorest bargain that a man can make," wrote Robert G. Ingersoll, "is to give his individuality for what is called respectability."

14: Taxes Up Last Year – No Money This Year

We knew that the government was in financial trouble when we learnt that Michael Cullen had bounced cheques to taxpayers owed GST refunds. The cheques were bounced and then Michael Cullen announced that he was passing retrospective tax legislation ...

15: Double Standards - No Butts About It

“ The double standards displayed by the Green Party over their stated support for quit smoking programmes by Sue Kedgley, at the same time as Nandor Tanczos travels the country at taxpayers expense promoting the virtues of smoking cannabis to our ...

16: A Welfare Budget - Richard Prebble Speech

What to say of this budget. Well the first measure of any budget is what do the MPs themselves think?

17: Minister’s Media Gag Must Be Reversed

ACT Justice spokesman Stephen Franks is urging news media to fight a newly-passed law which will limit freedom of speech and could cause huge problems for newspapers and broadcasters covering local body elections in a few months time.

18: $30 Million Interest Written Off Student Loans

Around 60,000 student loan borrowers will receive statements over the next seven days detailing their share of a $30 million student loan interest write-off, Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Minister Steve Maharey said today.

19: Images: Mt Ruapehu Basks In Blanket Of White

Under clear blue skies this morning the mountain revealed 42cm of snow on the snow-stake at the Whakapapa Ski Area.

20: Telecommunications Interception Capability Papers

"In December the government announced a range of measures aimed at improving the regulatory regime for telecommunications," Paul Swain said.

21: Scoop Image: NZers asked to Toast Freedom

New Zealanders are being asked to raise their glasses in a Toast to Freedom on Monday to celebrate the 40th birthday of the world's largest human rights organization, Amnesty International.

22: Anti-competitive Valley Plaza Decision Appalling

"The backers of the Valley Plaza project should look overseas for places to invest their money," said Libertarianz spokesman Richard McGrath. He was reacting to the decision by the Environment Court to stymie a planned quarter of a billion ...

23: Sludge Report #72 – Warnings For The Warring?

In this Edition: Three remarkable incidents in Israel/Palestine this morning. Each tragic. Each extraordinary. Each potentially cathartic.

24: New Zealand-Style STV A World First

The Green Party says the adoption of the “Meek’s method” of STV (single transferable vote) in the Local Electoral Bill, passed on Thursday, makes New Zealand a world leader.

25: 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.

26: When will Right to Life NZ Deal With Abortion?

"It was with some bewilderment that our members read the latest media release from Right to Life New Zealand, the prohibitionist arm of the anti-abortion movement that harbours fantasies about the passage of laws that would ban abortion altogether. ...

27: 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 ...

28: New offer gets Herald journos back to work

Striking journalists at the NZ Herald will return to work tomorrow (MOnday) to consider a new offer from the company.

29: Goff To Make Historic Visit To Tibet

Phil Goff becomes the first New Zealand Foreign Minister to visit Tibet when he leaves for the region tomorrow.

30: Released e-mail snooping papers avoid real issue

Green Party Police Spokesperson Keith Locke says the real issue has been avoided in today's release of papers on Telecommunications Interception Capability.

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