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1: Transcript: VisionTV - The Great Deception Part 2

As you’ve heard in the panel discussion, a common explanation as to why no U.S. military interceptors took to the skies on September 11th until it was too late, is that it was “simple incompetence.”

2: Upton-on-line - Diaspora Edition 31/1/2002

We open the year with a round of hostilities on a familiar battlefront involving Carl Stead, there is the (inevitable) meditation on the arrival of the euro in people’s pockets and (strictly serious stuff) a call for further comment on the need for a ...

3: Transcript: VisionTV On The Great 911 Deception

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a transcript of a Canadian news and current affairs programme devoted to “unanswered questions” around the events of 911. The programme is thought to be the first network television broadcast on the North American continent ...

4: Big News: Parachute Festival or Parish Hoot?

Last weekend, up to 23,000 people gathered for a four-day music festival in Matamata. It is the biggest festival of its kind in the world, outside the US. As these festivals have been running in some shape or form for more the 10 years it is the oldest festival ...

5: Scoop Feedback: OK, Let's Play 20 Questions...

In This Edition: Enrongate - OK, Let's Play 20 Questions....- Times They Are A Changing - Travel Agents Perks - Civilian Casualties Are Not News - The Die Has Been Cast

6: The Bacchanals present - HAMLET @ Zeal

Wellington-based theatre company The Bacchanals will be performing Shakespeare’s most famous play in an unlikely venue during February and March as part of the 2002 Fringe Festival. The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark will be staged ZEAL located ...

7: The 'Tiz Fizz'!

The right have slammed us for court costs, for our audacity in challenging the corporate privatisation agenda via public-private- partnerships - now the 'left'! For the same reason????

8: 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.

9: TENC.NET: Guilty For 9-11 (3) - Bush In The Open

We have demonstrated that normal air safety and air defense measures were not employed on September 11th. This is extraordinary because 9-11 was the only day that four airplanes were hijacked in the U.S., not to mention the only day that three planes ...

10: NEWSFLASH: Jenny Shipley To Resign TV3 Reports

TV3 is reporting that former National Party leader and NZ's first woman PM Jenny Shipley will announce her retirement tonight to her Ashburton electorate.

11: Today's Agonising Dilemma for Family Lawyers

Family lawyers have a duty to advise many clients to break up otherwise stable and happy de facto relationships before Friday 1 February, says ACT Justice spokesman Stephen Franks.

12: Crackdown on murder while Nats spout slogans

National’s ‘life means life’ announcement is an election year attempt to build a policy around a slogan. It will have little credibility with an electorate which remembers National’s promises to be tough on law and order in 1990 then did nothing ...

13: David Miller Online: Planning That Ideal Night

A couple of months ago I was invited to a friends 21st birthday party, which was a huge success. It was not that he finished the yard glass after throwing up twice, but I have known this chap for a few years now and regard him as one of my closest ...

14: Vote Buying Cause Of Out Of Control Student Debt

Young Nationals Chair Grant Tyrrell today laid the blame for the out of control student debt levels squarely at the door of the Labour government.

15: Bill English has a Short Memory on Decile Funding

Suggestions by Bill English that his party may abandon the decile funding system only demonstrate that National is determined to repeat the mistakes of the past, says Liz Gordon, Chairperson of the Education and Science Select Committee.

16: Minimum Wage Review brings welcome boost - Harre

The new youth minimum wage rates announced today have been heralded by Hon Laila Harré, Minister of Youth Affairs and Associate Minister of Labour, as a win for young people and as a further achievement for the Alliance in government.

17: Extra $400m Health Spending Will Go On Salaries

The news that Canterbury nurses have called off their strike is welcome but the government must be worried by the Canterbury District Health Board's statement that it has increased its debt so it can make a more generous pay offer, ACT leader Richard ...

18: HSE Amendment Bill - first reading speech Wilson

Hon Margaret Wilson Wednesday, 5 December 2001 Speech Notes Health and Safety in Employment Amendment Bill – first reading

19: The New Write - 30th January 2001


20: Kapiti Watchers A Bunch Of Do No Gooders

The campaign to stop eco-tourism on Kapiti is foolish and will do irreparable harm to innovation in conservation, according to ACT Conservation Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff.

21: The President's State of the Union Address

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Mr. Speaker, Vice President Cheney, members of Congress, distinguished guests, fellow citizens: As we gather tonight, our nation is at war, our economy is in recession, and the civilized world faces unprecedented ...

22: Scoop Satirical Image: Harry Pothead

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

23: New terrorism spend ignores real threats

Green MP Keith Locke is worried that much of the new funding for counter-terrorism is going to intelligence services.

24: Minister-Designate For Food Safety

Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today that Annette King has been appointed Minister-designate for Food Safety, in addition to her existing health and racing portfolios.

25: Refugee Resettlement A Focus For Government Action

29 January 2002 Media Statement Immigration Minister Lianne Dalziel said today that the coalition government has done more in two years than the previous government had in nine years to address refugee resettlement issues.

26: Welcoming David Carter as Richardson's Successor

ACT Finance Spokesman MP Rodney Hide today welcomed the appointment of David Carter as National's full-time finance spokesman.

27: Weaker Bill May Allow More Contamination

People are being deceived by the government, if they believe that promised stringent regulations will be in place as a result of the new Amendment Bill. The HSNO Amendment Bill, on which submissions close tomorrow, in its current form contradicts the recently ...

28: Extra Funding For Counter Terrorism Efforts

The government has decided to increase funding for counter terrorism activities, Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced today.

29: 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 ...

30: 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 ...

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