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1: Secrecy Over Auckland City Review Causes Alarm (2)

Birch Consulting Group has responded to the PSA, saying he would not meet but instead referred us to Brian Taylor CEO Auckland City.

2: History Revisited: One God, One Humanity

New Zealand based journalist, Dave Crampton (Big News with Dave Crampton – Big News: When Bombing Activates Peace Activists ) claimed last week that Islam was a violent religion, “and on the topic of religion and war – you will notice that it is the ...

3: Scoop Links: Kunduz Falls, 100s Die In Prison Riot

The Northern Afghanistan city of Kunduz has fallen to the Northern Alliance on a day that also saw a riot in a Northern Alliance prison end in the deaths of an estimated 700 Taliban prisoners. The following are links to wire reports of today’s developments.

4: Secrecy Over Auckland City Review Causes Alarm

'The secrecy surrounding the razor gang employed by Auckland Mayor John Banks to cut $25 m from Auckland City budgets is causing alarm amongst Auckland City staff' said Richard Wagstaff, PSA National Secretary.

5: New Zealanders Want More Of New Zealand On Air

New Zealanders want to see more of New Zealand programmes on free-to-air television channels according to NZ On Air's latest research into New Zealanders' television viewing choices.

6: Scoop Images: Paradise Found

Two images of the environs of the most photogenic mountain village in the world taken by Norman Mackay .

7: Scoop Feedback: Japanese Demise, Twists Of Logic

a little research on behalf of the Minister and his advisors would have made him aware that the problems of the diminishing Japanese tourism market go rather more deeply than the effects of 911 and a fear of travelling.

8: Scoop Link: WTC Photo Hoaxer Revealed

The identity of the world-famous "Tourist Guy" has been revealed, but his fear of becoming an Internet freak show means he'll be shunning the limelight.

9: NZSTA Scores 100% Strike Rate On School Houses

The New Zealand School Trustees Association has won the war against councils charging illegal rates on school houses, collectively saving schools an estimated $1 million to $2 million.

10: Scoop Image: Bring The Sunshine In

Despite the clouds, the rain held off on Saturday at the Ellerslie Flower show and the 60's were revisited when the Auckland Theatre Company performed songs from 'Hair' to a good-sized crowd.

11: Headlines from the NZ Business Times Fri 23 Nov

Briscoe Group managing director Rod Duke is happy to go shopping with Australian retail guru Gerry Harvey ­ but he is drawing the line at buying a block of land with him. This means property investment is out for the Briscoe Group, but using some ...

12: Oz GE Cropping Underway As CHH Gets Cold Feet

As forestry giant Carter Holt Harvey abandons its New Zealand trials of genetically modified pine trees, the summer planting program for GM canola crops in the south east of South Australia has started. Maree Howard reports.

13: Scoop Images: GE Free Cuba And Street Party

After leaving the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and trade the carnival made its way across town to Cuba Street (with the occasional incident along the way outside Starmart oulets) to Cuba Mall where an Anti-GE rally was held. Finally the group moved up ...

14: New Zealand’s first Ambassador to North Korea

A New Zealand Ambassador has been accredited to North Korea for the first time, Foreign Minister Phil Goff announced today.

15: Stateside with Rosalea: Thanksgiving

I spent Turkey Day at home this year enjoying the delights of the Norse god who has moved in with me. A couple of days earlier I'd paid two burly Sikhs to carry him up the stairs and over the threshold into my apartment, and now his perfectly symmetrical ...

16: Greedy Businessman Rips Off Starving Artists

Libertarianz deputy leader Richard McGrath described the jailing of former Wellington businessman Richard Zurek for failing to forward PAYE deductions to the Inland Revenue Department as a "disgusting injustice", and said that all laws relating ...

17: Wetsuit Regulation An Infringement of Rights

ACT Deputy Leader Ken Shirley today called on the Minister of Local Government Sandra Lee to step in and give clear a direction that local councils should not be passing punitive restrictive rules such as that which will see surfers, windsurfers and boogie ...

18: Sludge Report #120 - US Participating In War Crime

In This Edition: An Unusually Clear Moral Dilemma - US Officials Wring Their Hands (In Their Own Words) - The US Position In Summary - And So There Is Now No Way Out… For Pakistani Teenagers! - Is This A War Crime?

19: Osama Bin Laden: An Enemy Of Islam

Bin Laden has become a significant moral challenge to Muslims. His alleged association with the perpetrators of 9/11 attacks raises a major question about the relationship between Islam and terrorism.

20: Coal And Pollen Shed Light On Global Catastrophe

A New Zealand-led group of scientists has found the first evidence for global destruction of forests when a large asteroid hit the Earth 65 million years ago, killing off the dinosaurs.

21: Pan industry grouping formed to handle Kyoto

“A coalition of New Zealand business organisations spanning the electricity, petroleum, gas, forestry, agriculture, cement and transport industries has come together to work on Kyoto climate change policies. This coalition has formed because of rising ...

22: I'm loving Dallas instead

Wanda Martini and I didn't shed a tear when 43,998 other Wellingtonians belted the chorus to "Angels" (What does "I'm loving Angels instead" mean??) down at the stadium. How far away from being "over" is Robbie Williams? I wonder if Robin Reynolds feels ...

23: Extradite Selwyn Leeks!

Libertarianz health spokesman Dr Richard McGrath today threw his party's support behind efforts to bring to justice the doctor who tortured children and adolescents at Lake Alice mental hospital in the 1970s.

24: NZ Takes Centre Stage At World Congress On IT 2002

Auckland, November 12 2001-- New Zealand Government and industry bodies are teaming up to host part of next year’s World Congress on Information Technology, to be held in Adelaide and opened by former US president Bill Clinton.

25: Intel Marks 30th Anniversary Of The Microprocessor

From the Bathroom Scale to the Powerful PC, Your House is Home to More Than 40 “Chips”

26: Expect All Talk And No Action With Virgin Blue

The public will have little faith in the Government having meaningful talks with discount airline, Virgin Blue.

27: General Skills Category Passmark Adjusted

The government is to increase by one point the qualifying passmark for General Skills category migrants seeking permanent residence in New Zealand.

28: BBC Transcript Of Osama Bin Laden Statement

Transcript Of Message From Shaykh Usaamah Ibn Laadin (Osama bin Laden) broadcast November 3rd by Al-Jazeera satellite television channel

29: The World’s Toughest Multisport Event Is On

The world’s greatest, gutsiest and gruelling adventure race will take place in New Zealand over 28 days at the end of this year.

30: Scoop Archive: Auckland Joins Global Pro-Capitalism Rally

Auckland will be one of over 100 cities around the world on December 2, 2001 to host the WalkForCapitalism - the first annual Global Rally for Capitalism.

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