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1: 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


2: Howard's End: And Now For The Discouraging Signs

Well, that's it. We can all breathe a sigh of relief because Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan feels the recession is over and Amazon.com has finally made a profit. But look, there's a pig flying past the window. Maree Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00036.htm


3: 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


4: Stateside with Images: The Way From San Jose

Rosalea Barker takes to the road and illustrates the way from San Jose….

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00041.htm


5: Opinion: Fonterra's Response Smacks Of Paralysis

Like it or not, New Zealand's economic prospects are now closely tied to the performance of one company, Fonterra, the mega dairy co-op formed last year under special legislation which let it bypass normal checks by monopolies watchdog, the Commerce Commission.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00045.htm


6: Howard's End: The Dangers Of Medico-Media Dogma

For decades, most in the medical profession believed that the human heart could never repair itself. But now, researchers in New York have finally confirmed it can, which skittles a long-standing medical dogma that arguably has caused many human ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00040.htm


7: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Turkey Criminalises Dissent

International criticism of Turkey’s repressive and often brutal policies towards its Kurdish and non-Turk minorities has just become a criminal offence under new anti-terrorism legislation. On February 13, Faith Tas of the Aram Publishing House ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00042.htm


8: TENC.NET: 9-ll: Ho-hum, Nothing Urgent

On the morning of September 11, the present Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Richard B. Myers, was having a routine meeting on Capitol Hill with Senator Max Cleland. Just before the meeting began, "While in an outer office, he said, he ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00035.htm


9: Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington

Threats by Labour Minister Margaret Wilson that the government may ban strikes in the public sector, show how panicked Ministers are by the nurses' strike. The government realises how much power the Employment Relations Act has put into the hands of union ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00193.htm


10: Plain English 24 Jan 2001

Over Christmas I turned 40 - that means I have the option of settling down to life as it is, middle-age spread, and being happy about it, or, like everyone else who has turned 40, I can evaluate the future and look forward to another 20 or 25 years ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00160.htm


11: Scoop Images: Soft Evening Light Over Ohau

Norman writes: “These images were taken this evening from my front garden just as the light was fading. This more than often creates a lovely sky after a hot day with little wind at this time of year.”

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00043.htm


12: Stateside: Madam Rosa's Tea-cup Prediction

One of the places I visited on my little trip to San Jose at the end of last year was San Jose State University. It's pretty much right in the middle of town, and is a very pretty campus with a mix of Spanish-style and modern architecture, having ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00039.htm


13: Jonathan Dennis - Judith Tizard

Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Judith Tizard today paid tribute to Jonathan Dennis, who died last night, saying his passing was a great loss to the New Zealand film sector.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00183.htm


14: An Indebted People - Dr Don Brash Speech

I am delighted to be here again for my ninth annual address to the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce. Last year I spoke to this audience about what goes on “behind the scenes” in formulating monetary policy at the Reserve Bank, and over the years ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0201/S00075.htm


15: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/c9/0f/200001131642.34564fdb.html


16: Newman: Signing To Kyoto Protocol Will Be Madness

Predictions of calamitous events have always been around. Some of the most famous were those of Nostradamus, written in the 16th century, which continue to be re-interpreted to this very day.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00161.htm


17: “Nurses Strike Doomed To Fail”

“The Canterbury nurses planned 15-day strike is doomed to fail for four main reasons,” said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0201/S00035.htm


18: How to get rid of the student debt burden

Alliance leader and deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton says students are paying less for their education under the Labour-Alliance Coalition Government, but he says New Zealanders should be prepared to meet the cost of free education.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00186.htm


19: Stop Cinematic Violence Against the Undead!!!

"The Corrective Party is shocked at the lionisation of Peter Jackson, whose "Braindead" movie is nothing but a paean of discrimination against the undead!!!" said Sister Palpitatia today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0201/S00037.htm


20: Maori Made Mark: Response To New Zealand First

The cost of developing the Maori Made Mark is $831,000 - not $1 million as claimed by Rt Hon Winston Peters in the press release issued by New Zealand First today. The design of the actual Maori Made Mark symbol was $10,900, which is included in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0201/S00036.htm


21: Kyoto decision will not affect New Zealand’s image

“The timing of any decision to ratify the Kyoto Protocol will not affect this country’s clean green image”, the Climate Change Pan Industry Group spokesman Chris Baker said today. He was commenting on a statement by Energy Minister Pete Hodgson yesterday ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0201/S00039.htm


22: Submission On Kyoto Protocol: Ensuring Our Future

1.1 This submission on the New Zealand Climate Change Programme's Consultation Paper Kyoto Protocol: Ensuring our Future (the Consultation Paper) is made by the New Zealand Business Roundtable (NZBR), an organisation comprising primarily chief executives ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0201/S00070.htm


23: Picket 'Flushes Out' Sandra Lee On Water!

Our picket outside the Minister of Local Government, Sandra Lee's electoral office was successful in flushing out a response. A letter from the Water Pressure Group was handed to her Electoral Secretary, stating as follows:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0201/S00038.htm


24: 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


25: Mene continuing with Sting welcomed

Leader of the Opposition and Clutha-Southland MP Bill English said today it was very pleasing to hear that former Silver Ferns and Southern Sting captain Bernice Mene would be continuing to play for the Sting this year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00185.htm


26: Lower Taxes Will Ease Student Debt Burden

Few university students will support Jim Anderton's proposal that, in return for three years free tertiary education, they should give the government half their income for life, ACT leader Richard Prebble says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00194.htm


27: Queen’s Counsel Appointment Round for 2002

The Attorney-General, the Hon Margaret Wilson announced today that a new appointment round for Queen’s Counsel will begin this year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00180.htm


28: TENC.NET: Planes DID scramble on 9-11 FAQ

FAQ #2: "You charge that the military was made to stand down on 9-11. But planes did scramble. They just arrived late."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00033.htm


29: 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


30: Greens gear up for election year

The Green Party intends to stand candidates in all 69 electorates at this year's general election, Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00184.htm


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