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1: Election Trail 2002 – The Green Factor

Here is the first in a series of columns titled the Election Trail 2002, where Scoop's Selwyn Manning examines factors shaping political parties that will influence the outcome of this year's general election.

2: DoD Images: Al Qaeda Prisoners At Camp X-Ray

U.S. Army Pfc. Jodi Smith watches from the outer perimeter as detainees in orange jumpsuits sit in a holding area in Camp X-Ray at Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, during in-processing to the temporary detention facility on Jan. 14, 2002. The detainees ...

3: 2001 Roger Award Finalists Named

Finalists Named For The Roger Award For The Worst Transnational Corporation In New Zealand In 2001

4: Scoop Feedback: The Warehouse’s Money For Jam

In this edition: Money for Jam - Warehouse style - Kiwi Bank, Every New Zealander’s Dismal Venture - Crocodile Tears All Dried Up - Israel Acting Like Rogue Country Possessing Weapons Of Mass Destruction With The Help Of US Veto! - Torture of Peter ...

5: Stateside With Rosalea: Tempis Fugitives, Etc.

Who would have thunk it? Not only am I old enough to remember the days when steam locomotives roamed the earth, but I've lived long enough to see the demise of the lead balloon. I suppose THAT went down like a presidential pretzel. Suspicious Old ...

6: Greens Talking PC Rubbish On Taleban PoWs

The protest by Green foreign affairs spokesman Keith Locke that the Americans are torturing Al Qaeda prisoners at Guantanamo Bay by forcing them to wear blindfolds and earmuffs, is just hypocrisy, ACT leader Richard Prebble says.

7: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: Exploding Edinburgh

Edinburgh is exploding; every night the castle glows red and white before erupting into a brilliant display of fireworks, while saxophonists, drummers, jugglers and living statues compete with the flier distributors and tourists for footpath space ...

8: Richard Prebble's Letter From Wellington

The new year has started well, the rain is producing grass hydroponically and driving people into shopping malls. The two old parties seem to have gone on holiday. While Helen Clark was away in North America, no one in government did anything.

9: Scoop Images: Helms Deep Press Conference (1)

The following pictures show film director Peter Jackson with members of the cast and crew of the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films, the filming of which is now drawing to a close in the Wellington region.

10: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Bomb Iraq?

Sure. Let’s go in there full throttle and use our most impressive machinery to bomb those Iraqi bastards back to the Middle Ages. Let’s teach them a lesson they won’t forget; destroy their bridges and their hospitals, their water refining stations, ...

11: David Miller: Kashmir Raises Its Head Yet Again

In the midst of the United States’ war against terrorism, the issue of Kashmir has resurfaced. This is not something the United States wishes to see, as it is desperate to keep both India and Pakistan on side and supporting its campaign.

12: Govt Should Speak Out Against Prisoner Humiliation

Green Foreign Affairs spokesperson Keith Locke wants the Government to speak out against the degrading treatment of al-Qaeda and Taleban prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.

13: Farmers Must Ask Hard Questions Of Fonterra

ACT MP and dairy farmer Penny Webster today called on farmers to demand a full explanation of Mike Smith's concerns at Fonterra.

14: Lack Of Comprehensiveness In Japan-Singapore FTA

Trade Minister Jim Sutton sounded a note of caution at an apparent lack of comprehensiveness in the free trade agreement signed by Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi and Singapore Prime Minster Goh Chok Tong on Sunday.

15: Give Consumers And Taxpayers A Break

The relative position of New Zealand consumers and taxpayers has deteriorated over the years - and the backward slide has increased markedly under the Labour-Alliance Government.

16: Greenpeace Star Wars Protestors Sentenced

Los Angeles, California - Nine Greenpeace activists today walked free from court after pleading guilty to conspiring to trespass on a military base, during a peaceful protest against the Star Wars missile defence programme last July.

17: Image: Phil Goff Meets Fidel Castro In Havana

Phil Goff meeting Cuban President Fidel Castro in Havana. The meeting occurred early yesterday morning New Zealand time.

18: Former Defence Chief One Of NZ's Finest Officers

Former Defence Minister Max Bradford said today he was sad to hear of the death of Lieutenant General Tony Birks, former Chief of the Defence Force, who died yesterday.

19: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: Lord Of The Rings Preview Highlights

At the weekend the official LOTR website broadcast a two minute preview from the movie. The preview is attracting unprecedented internet attention.

20: Elite soldiers not camp builders

National today called on Helen Clark to assure New Zealanders that our SAS troops are being utilised in the areas they are trained and funded for, rather than building camps for German commandos in Kabul, National Defence spokesperson Max Bradford said ...

21: Correctives: Nunifesto 2002 Policy Release!!!

Spanking can be a valuable disciplinary tool if it is administered appropriately. It is essential to always balance firmness with loving sensitivity. Indeed, spanking is not appropriate at every age, and may even be enjoyed by some burly thirty year ...

22: 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 ...

23: 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 ...

24: Commission Of Inquiry Must Investigate Corruption

"Corruption in the Court system is a common occurrence", FARE spokesperson Darryl Ward said today. He renewed the call for a Commission of Inquiry following disclosures on Page 2 of yesterday's Dominion that a senior Christchurch psychologist, ...

25: New Zealand Music At World's Biggest Music Market

A New Zealand delegation to the Midem 2002 trade fair, which starts tomorrow in Cannes, marks the first time in two decades that New Zealand has had a co-ordinated presence at the world's biggest music market, says Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage ...


Scoop is delighted to present to Frodo and Bilbo Baggin’s house in the Waikato – Bag End. Now we are getting magical….

27: Scoop Images: And Not A Hobbit Was Stirring

The following pictures show the inside of the set for the town of Bree from the Lord of The Rings Trilogy which began shooting in New Zealand yesterday under the direction of Peter Jackson.

28: Scoop Archive: Elijah Wood Is First To Join Lord Of Rings Cast


29: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: Liv Meets Some Smokin' Ringwraiths

The following pictures - supplied to Scoop anonymously - show actress Liv Tyler in action during the shooting of some scenes for the Lord Of The Rings trilogy. The pictures were taken in the South Island near Wanaka.

30: Canadian Green Leader Takes A Look At MMP In NZ

It's a scenario familiar enough to New Zealand voters with memories beyond the last two elections: 42% of electors cast their vote for parties that end up with just two - out of 79 - MPs in parliament.


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