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1: Guest Opinion: Big Deal…Right…?

So there was this road with heaps of traffic on it that infested its way around the city. Then someone had this idea that they could make a wad if they made it bigger. Big deal, right? I decided to not be bothered by all the quarrelling, considering ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00029.htm


2: Scoop Images: Burn Baby Burn

The following images show a New Year bonfire built, ignited and enjoyed by the Scoop Editor and family on December 31st 2001.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00026.htm


3: Breakfast “pick-me-up” is over 4% alcohol

Following the Green Party’s alert yesterday that children eating foods high in sugar results in a high sugar intake, ACTivists Auckland President and spokesperson on alcohol, Stuart Wilson, is alarmed that people could be consuming up to six cans ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0201/S00030.htm


4: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00121.htm


5: Scoop Feedback: US In Saudi Arabia & Kiwibank

An article in the Washington Post today stated that Saudi Arabia is becoming increasingly uncomfortable with the US's long 12 year presence in the Eastern Province. We laud Prince Abdullah for his role in speaking for the public and kudos to him!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00028.htm


6: Scoop Satire: Traumatised By Home Poetry Invasion

Wellington: A married couple were said to be in a stable condition after a horrific attack in their Kelburn home last night when a lone poet surprised the two as they were having dinner and then proceeded to recite a selection of his poems at them.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00027.htm


7: Clark's Loose Lips At It Again

National's Commerce spokesman Tony Ryall has reinforced calls today made by a number of the country's top business leaders questioning Helen Clark's flippant remarks over the resignation of Fonterra director Mike Smith "The Prime Minister's loose ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00155.htm


8: 55 Arrested Urging Changes In U.S. Foreign Policy

55 Arrested At US Mission To The UN Urging Changes In U.S. Foreign Policy

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0201/S00056.htm


9: Images: Lord Of The Rings Equine Star Stars Again

The last time Jane Abbott rode at Puhinui, it was to take third prize in her first novice three day event in 1997.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0111/S00075.htm


10: $1 Million For Six Bendy Lines. Is That It?

New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters, is wonder exactly where $1million went to in the design of the Maori-made logo, and what right Creative New Zealand think they have to attempt to register living organisms and an entire culture.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00147.htm


11: Phillip Buttock And His Immigration Policies

"The Corrective Party is appalled at the antics of Phillip Buttock, the Australian anti-immigration minister!!! We have nothing against religious and ethnic minorities at all- in fact, we quite like the sound of the burly Zen nuns who throttle their ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0201/S00029.htm


12: Scoop Satirical Image: Harry Pothead

... found circulating on the Internet and forwarded to Scoop by a reader...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00022.htm


13: Clark's Comments Out Of Line

"Helen Clark has - once again - shown her Government's arrogance towards and ignorance of the business sector with her snide remarks about recently resigned Fonterra director Mike Smith," says National's agriculture spokesman Gavan Herlihy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00130.htm


14: A Modern Navy Matched To NZ's Needs

The future shape of New Zealand's maritime force was revealed today by Defence Minister Mark Burton.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00114.htm


15: Agresearch & Monsanto’s GE Corn

The application by AgResearch to ERMA to genetically engineer sheep, deer, and human genes into cattle makes a mockery of the whole Royal Commission process, Groundswell spokesperson Tremane Barr said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0201/S00032.htm


16: Govt. Response To Student Loans/Allowances Inquiry

1. The Government has carefully considered the Education and Science Select Committee’s (“the Committee’s”) report.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00123.htm


17: Tragic Tally Of Workplace Deaths

“The tragic tally of workplace deaths must stop,” said Council of Trade Unions president Ross Wilson today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0201/S00027.htm


18: Government's super policy in tatters

"The Finance Minister's decision to rule out large-scale tax breaks to encourage private retirement savings has left the Government's superannuation policy in disarray," says National leader Bill English.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00150.htm


19: Scoop Image Feedback: Corruption in Russia

As you, probably, know, the Russian government is totally corrupt now. It causes starvation among the Russian people. The Russian pensioners and war heroes do not receive any money from the government. Many of them are forced to sell their own ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00019.htm


20: Enough talk on loans, time for action - Nandor

Tertiary Education spokesperson Nandor Tanczos said today the Greens would work with the Govt to resolve the student loan crisis, but warned that they wanted to see a real commitment to resolving the problem.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00154.htm


21: Maori Made Mark: Much more than a logo

The Maori Made Mark, which was conceived and designed by a team of senior Mäori artists led by master carver Dr Pakariki Harrison, will be launched at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tämaki on Friday, 8 February. Attached is a preview of the design in black ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0201/S00016.htm


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

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/a9/99/200004100055.8b5d43fa.html


23: Labour Turns Navy into Expensive Fishing Patrol

The Labour Government has continued taking the teeth out of the military with today's announcement on the Navy's future, ACT Defence Spokesman MP Owen Jennings said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00118.htm


24: Elijah Wood Is First To Join Lord Of Rings Cast

ELIJAH WOOD IS FIRST TO JOIN CAST OF J.R.R. TOLKIEN'S "THE LORD OF THE RINGS" FOR NEW LINE CINEMA AND DIRECTOR PETER JACKSON

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE9908/S00058.htm


25: Government Should Dump Student Loan Scheme

Students are calling on the government to commit to dumping the student loan scheme as part of their response to the Select Committee Inquiry into fees, loans and allowance. The government is to look at different options for student support in a discussion ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0201/S00007.htm


26: 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, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00018.htm


27: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00068.htm


28: FRST Major Website Upgrade

The Foundation for Research, Science and Technology has upgraded and relaunched its website http://www.frst.govt.nz to make it easier for regular customers and also for first time visitors to use the site. The redesign of the site followed a major ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0201/S00011.htm


29: Gambling on the casino economy won’t secure super

The Green alternative to the Cullen Fund Speech Notes Hornby Rotary Club Hornby Workingmen’s Club, Christchurch 7.00pm, Wednesday 23 January 2002 Rod Donald MP Green Party Co-Leader

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00146.htm


30: Weekend traffic urged take alternative route North

Motorists heading north of Wellsford over Anniversary weekend are again being urged to use State Highway 16 as an alternative route to State Highway 1.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0201/S00012.htm

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