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1: Experts Gather To Discuss NZ's Tsunami Threat

Tsunami specialists from throughout New Zealand will this week attend a two-day seminar on tsunamis with the theme of saving lives through science, education, and communication.

2: Scoop Feedback: US And Israel Harbor Terrorism Too

In This Edition: Any list of countries harboring terrorism excluding US and Israel is incomplete and will only help terrorism to succeed with a different face!! - Copy Of Letter To Police Commissioner - An Indebted People - Response To Peter Dunne On ...

3: Enemy Of The State – The Catherine Fitts Story (1)

Catherine Austin Fitts is still trying to figure out what happened. Her company, Hamilton Securities, Inc., was the lead financial advisor to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Hamilton was hired to manage the sales of $10 ...

4: History of Waitangi Day On

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 ...

5: One Love Wellington @ the Velodrome Waitangi Day

in association with the Wellington City Council, V, Lion Red and with thanks to Rizla present ONE LOVE 2002 ...let's get together and feel alright...

6: 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 ...

7: Howard's End: Witnesses Refute Flight 587 Fallacy

Thirteen witnesses are now prepared to say that when Flight 587 out of JFK in New York crashed on November 12 killing all 265 on board, the tail did not mysteriously fall off. Truth will out! Maree Howard writes.

8: David Miller: America Goes Alone

Despite the fall of the Taliban and al-Qaeda forces in Afghanistan, the United States is determined to push on with its war on terrorism. The past few days have seen members of the Bush Administration criticise the efforts of Iran and North Korea in preventing ...

9: 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, ...

10: 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 ...

11: 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.

12: 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.

13: Enemy Of The State – The Catherine Fitts Story (2)

Recently unsealed court documents in the Hamilton Securities case show that attorneys from the Department of Justice and HUD(Housing and Urban Development) lied repeatedly in court before US District Judge Stanley Sporkin.

14: New National - Ambitious For New Zealanders

The Honourable Bill English, MP - Leader of the New Zealand National Party - Leader of the Opposition - Gore Rotary Club - 31 January 2002

15: 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 ...

16: 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

17: William Burns Speech On Middle East

Remarks by William J. Burns Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Meridian International Center Washington, D.C January 30, 2002

18: Waitangi Day commemorative events

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

19: 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 ...

20: 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.

21: ANZ Commodity Price Index - January 2002

Data Flash (New Zealand) The average foreign currency price of New Zealand's commodity exports rose by 0.2% mom in January, following a cumulative 8.7% decline over the preceding three months. The average price was 3.4% below last year's level.

22: Law Suit Against Family Planning Association?

The New Zealand Family planning Association (NZFPA) is a direct affiliate of International Planned Parenthood Federation IPPF. Their large US affiliate, Planned Parenthood organisation is under a major class action law suit. Right To Life- New Zealand believes ...

23: Greens Challenge PM To Walk The Green Talk

Green Party co-leader Rod Donald is challenging the Government to act on a new OECD recommendation that Governments should buy "Green" when spending public money.

24: 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 ...

25: 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 ...

26: Government Backs Off Kyoto Platform

'Climate change' Minister Pete Hodgson has advised he is no longer available to address the Kyoto Summit in Auckland on February 20th, citing an electorate day as more important.

27: SPCA Says Chicken Giant's Claims Misleading

There's very little that's pure, natural or healthy about the way Tegel chickens are reared, according to New Zealand's leading animal welfare organisation.

28: Website Connects Homeowners With Top Tradespeople

Christchurch, February 4th, 2001. The search for reliable home improvement services will be much easier now, according to the owners of Tradefinder Online, a new web-based home improvement directory.

29: 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, ...

30: Minister Knew of Botched Tender Process

The Transport Minister was told in at least October last year that the botched tender process for the Waikato expressway was Transit's fault, ACT Transport Spokesman MP Penny Webster revealed today.

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