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1: HARD NEWS 01/02/02 - Golden Weather Etcetera

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... Hello! Alright? It's summer! That is, the spell of golden weather that lasts about six weeks from mid-January, especially in the top half of the North Island.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00001.htm


2: Howard's End: Making Smart Money

There are hundreds of " how to" books about becoming fabulously wealthy and most of us want to be. But, let's face it, most will only be comfortable at best until we reach retirement age.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00003.htm


3: History of Waitangi Day On NZHistory.net.nz

The story of Waitangi Day, which was first officially commemorated in 1934, mirrors the development of a more politically sensitive New Zealand society in the twentieth century, according to Dr Claudia Orange , author of an online history of the event ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0002/S00027.htm


4: Stateside: Memories Are Made Of Mist

One of the hidden extras about being an ex-pat is the unseemly delight you experience in the presence of something that reminds you of your original home. That bloke on a peak in Darien could not have squealed more loudly than I did at my first glimpse ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00004.htm


5: Official Documents Show Kiwibank Roll Out Stymied

NZ Post is relying on PR spin to hide KiwiBank's failure to open as promised, ACT Finance Spokesman MP Rodney Hide said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00028.htm


6: Kedgley Lodges Complaint Over Tegel Ads

Green Animal Welfare Spokesperson Sue Kedgley has lodged a formal complaint with the Advertising Standards Complaints Board and the Commerce Commission under the Fair Trading Act over Tegel's 'pure, natural healthy chicken' advertising campaign, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00027.htm


7: Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington – Feb 4th

The Auckland District Health Board has been advised by its lawyers, Buddle Findlay, not to sign the Crown Funding Agreement because to do so could make board members and management personally liable under the Health and Disability Act 2000. The Act, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00030.htm


8: Firas Al-Atraqchi: CNN Owes Al-Jazeera an Apology

CNN’s airing of an Al-Jazeera taped interview with Osama bin Laden last week triggered a heated war of words with the Qatar-based independent Arabic news Network. Al-Jazeera alleged that CNN had obtained the tape, which Al-Jazeera itself did not air, through ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00005.htm


9: What About The Victims, Mrs Turia?

Tariana Turia's attempts to have a killer released from prison for home detention shows the Minister puts the interests of criminals before those of victims or their families, National MP Tony Ryall said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00026.htm


10: How Many People Protested The WEF In New York?

Estimating crowds is an inexact science, but the assessments of various media agencies have been positively baffling. Report from… NYC Indymedia

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00007.htm


11: 39,000 More Jobs Since July 2000, More To Come

Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey says that that prospects for job seekers are looking positive given the solid foundation that the Government has put in place in the first 18-months of the Employment Strategy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00029.htm


12: Glenda Hughes Selected As Rongotai Candidate

Glenda Hughes, a prominent media and management consultant and former top sportswoman, has been selected unopposed as the National Party’s candidate for the Rongotai Electorate. She has also been nominated as a list candidate.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0202/S00011.htm


13: Nats new education spokesperson

Bill English’s excitement at naming the mediocre David Carter as his new finance spokesperson must be the reason that he forgot to name a new education spokesperson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00022.htm


14: WPG Calls for Sandra Lee to resign! Protest Monday

It was resolved at our WPG meeting last night that we call for Sandra Lee to resign.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0202/S00002.htm


15: Compulsory Marriage Bill a Disaster for Youth

Grant Tyrrell, NZ Young Nationals Chair, today described the new Matrimonial Property Bill as a ticking time-bomb waiting to explode on unsuspecting youth.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00024.htm


16: Proposals for a New Holidays Act

Labour Minister Hon Margaret Wilson said today that the Government is proposing key changes to holidays legislation after a report on the current legislation from a joint union-employer advisory group indicated a need for a clearer legislative framework.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00012.htm


17: Scoop Feature: Modern Day Muckrakers

Philadelphia - This is not your average newsroom. For one thing, it's been set up in a church basement. On one desk, a top-of-the line G4 Mac hums along; on another, a salvaged computer tossed in the trash by a college student is being brought back ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00008.htm


18: Kiwibank Registration: Promise Versus Reality

"Kiwibank Chairman Jim Bolger has finally admitted that the launch of Kiwibank is not on target," ACT Finance Spokesman MP Rodney Hide said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00031.htm


19: Catherine Austin Fitts: Hold the Line

In the movie THE PATRIOT, farmer-turned-soldier Benjamin Martin, played by Mel Gibson, develops the battle plan that wins the day. Because it is widely believed that the militia can never hold the line, Martin promises that he and his men can. The British ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00009.htm


20: Apple Unveils Dual 1-GHz Power Mac G4

CUPERTINO, California—January 28, 2002—Apple® today announced the ultimate digital powerhouse for creative professionals—the new Power Mac™ G4 featuring dual 1-GHz PowerPC G4 processors, the industry’s first NVIDIA GeForce4 graphics card and a DVD/CD ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0201/S00018.htm


21: NORML Pres. On Trial For Possession Of Cannabis

Chris Fowlie, NORML’s President since 1997, is scheduled to appear in the Auckland District Court next Friday, 8 February 2002, to defend a criminal charge of possession of cannabis.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0202/S00012.htm


22: 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


23: Waitangi Day commemorative events

Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced $290,000 of government funding for Waitangi Day community events around the country.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00306.htm


24: Stateside: Clinton’s Address Today At Berkeley

As President George W. Bush so very nearly said in his State of the Union address: drivel is real and it must be opposed.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00058.htm


25: ACC's $173.3 million computer blowout

"ACC is being deliberately obtuse and shifty in providing proper answers to legitimate questions about its expenditure on computer development costs," says National ACC spokesman Gerry Brownlee.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00033.htm


26: Scoop Satire: International Briefs

Headlines: Blair re-appointed as cheerleader - Sharon Reassures Palestinians - Canada wasn’t last Tuesday - Tragic deaths somewhere

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00062.htm


27: IRD ignores Kiwis, but fawns over foreign yachties

"Inland Revenue is treating ordinary New Zealand taxpayers with complete disdain, while falling all over itself to provide a gold-plated service to foreign sailors," says National's Revenue spokesperson Annabel Young.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00018.htm


28: Hawkins Ducks Responsibility On Greymouth

ACT Police Spokesman and Deputy Leader Ken Shirley said today that he was pleased an inquiry has been launched into allegations of police corruption in Greymouth following his letter to Police Minister George Hawkins.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00025.htm


29: Prime Minister to Announce Waitangi Day Plans

Prime Minister Helen Clark will announce her plans for Waitangi Day at a news conference this afternoon.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0001/S00061.htm


30: Schools’ Internet Safety Policy

Learning about Internet safety at school is a key way to keeping children and parents informed of the dangers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0202/S00001.htm


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