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1: 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 ...

2: Scoop Feedback: A Posting From A Nazi

-- From Scoop’s “why on earth did we receive this” mail file. The following email was received by Scoop on Saturday via the Scoop feedback form, before the race riots began in Oldham, Manchester. It appears to emanate from a member of a UK extreme ...

3: Supercomputer Weather: NZ's Big Chill To Linger

How cold is it going to stay? Do I need to buy more coal or a new heater? Will there be more snow? These are questions of the moment that require answers, and fortunately NOAA’s supercomputer is here to provide some.

4: F-16 Withdrawal Turns A Profit

New Zealand received an unplanned bonus from cancelling National's ad hoc and ill-timed decision to buy new fighter jets for the airforce, the Minister of Defence Mark Burton revealed today.

5: Film Prospects From Korea Excellent

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

6: 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. ...

7: Eco-Economy: Japanese Health Care Currency

When Finance Minister Michael Cullen delivered his Budget Speech the other day I couldn't help thinking how we could so effortlessly introduce a scheme like the Japanese Health Care Currency thus alleviating a very bleak health expenditure situation.

8: Sludge Report #74 – More Crap Weather For Dubya

Residents of Washington D.C. must be wondering what has happened to their summer. Rain band after rain band has been sweeping over the US capital for several weeks. And according to the NOAA super-computer the rains are far from finished yet. Meanwhile, ...

9: Proposed United States Trade Agreement Law

The introduction of a bill in the United States Senate to authorise a trade agreement between the United States and New Zealand was extremely welcome, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today.

10: Sludge Report #73 – Borrowing And Saving

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

11: Where's Max?

The National Party is hopelessly confused about regulation of the electricity industry, says Energy Minister Pete Hodgson.

12: Chisholm Court Victory Bad News For Palmer

"Adrian Chisholm's Court of Appeal victory today makes clear why Geoffrey Palmer should never be a candidate for Chairmanship of the Appeals Court," says a Libertarianz spokesman. The Appeals Court was considering a High Court Rule that Geoffrey Palmer ...

13: National Radio Midday Report

Air NZ Share Sale – Dirty Diesel – Dairy Payout – Dairy Farmers Invest – Taranaki Economy – Student Prisoners – Middle East – Wahid Corruption Charges – George Speight – Dioxin Study – Babysitting Laws – Powell Trial – SAS Book – Invercargill Population

14: PM Addresses CNN Conference By Satellite Link

Prime Minister Helen Clark will address the twelfth annual CNN World Report Conference by satellite early tomorrow.

15: Diesel Liability Is A Straight Forward Issue

The Consumer Institute is wrong to discourage compensation claims for bad diesel losses, by suggesting it would be complicated and expensive, says ACT’s Justice and Commerce spokesman, Stephen Franks.

16: Serious Fraud Office Clears Donna Awatere Huata

ACT MP Donna Awatere Huata said today that she was pleased that she had been cleared of any wrongdoing by the Serious Fraud Office.

17: 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.

18: Bush Energy Plan Subsidises Big Oil Allies

Bush Energy Plan Exacerbates Global Pollution While Subsidizing White House Allies in Utilities and Big Oil

19: 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.

20: Horomia gets a chance to save Maori students

“The Minister of Maori Affairs Hon Parekura Horomia has one shot to make it right,” says Keith Clark, President of Aotearoa Tertiary Students Association (ATSA).

21: Govt Not Stepping Into Diesel Compo Debate

The Government has no view on compensating fishermen land-locked by the bad diesel that is clogging fuel filters and stalling engines, Energy Minister Pete Hodgson said this afternoon.

22: ERA Concerns Highlight In Latest Salary Survey

Uncertainty over the impact of the introduction of the Employment Relations Act 2000 is highlighted in the latest Salary Survey from Cubiks Limited.

23: Act Voted For Re-Introduction Of Zoning Donnelly

“ACT Education Spokesperson, Donna Awatere-Huata, should read the Hansard before lambasting zoning schemes,” said New Zealand First Education Spokesperson, Hon Brian Donnelly MP. “ACT voted for the legislation which re-introduced zoning to schools.”

24: Govt Finally Sees Sense Over Mandeville

Ilam MP Gerry Brownlee has welcomed the decision to abandon plans to build a Youth Justice facility at Mandeville in North Canterbury, labelling it a victory for the people of Mandeville and for common sense.

25: Power Package legislation to proceed

Legislation to give effect to the Government's Power Package electricity industry policy will proceed, notwithstanding the discharge of the Electricity Industry Bill by Parliament's Commerce Committee, Energy Minister Pete Hodgson said today.

26: 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 ...

27: Government Decides Against Mandeville Facility

The Government has decided not to proceed with plans to build a new youth justice residence at Mandeville in North Canterbury, Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey said today.

28: Out-of-touch Nats need numeracy training

The National Party has completely misinterpreted the Budget figures on funding for the Sustainable Farming Fund, Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton said today.

29: 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.

30: Cullen Creates $5.5 Billion Hole In Govt Finances

The Budget Tables show that the Government’s future financial position has deteriorated by a staggering $5.5 billion in the past six months ACT Finance spokesman Rodney Hide said today.

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