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1: The Hijackers Of Harvard: A Name And Address

The earth is not dying. It is being killed, and the people killing it have names and addresses. -- Utah Phillips

2: Stateside: Watch Out! Drivel Hijacking Ahead

I'm sorry, gentle readers, but your abject correspondent cannot report on the opening ceremony of the winter Olympics on Friday night. After a hard week of scrivening it was just too much to have to board the iron horse for a trip to San Francisco's ...

3: Scoop Feedback: Bureaucracy Fails Gisborne

In This Edition: Gisborne Ship Grounding – Re: Keith Rankin: Perceptions Of Inequality - The Decline And Fall Of America - Why Demonize Moslems?

4: HARD NEWS 08/02/02 - Lacking Not for Love

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... the incumbent Prime Minister will be remembered for many things. Fluid and reassuring body language is not one of them.

5: Winter Olympics and The Church of Jesus Christ...

AUCKLAND, Feb. 8/Medianet International-AsiaNet/-- The Winter Olympics begin this weekend in Salt Lake City and already the international media spotlight is shining on the host city.

6: Guest Opinion: 500Yrs. History So Easily Forgotten

The second-phase of Operation Enduring Freedom was launched last week: to hunt Abu Sayyaf in the jungles of Basilan and Sulu. Whilst originally a breakaway from the Moro (Muslims of the southern Philippines) independence movement, the 800-strong ...

7: Motornet: Earth to planet Subaru

It's almost a case of 'beam me up, Scotty' with the Subaru 'rocket ship' Legacy GTB wagon. Though the standard two-litre Legacy wagon does a good job of keeping your feet on the ground....

8: New Website Reunites Kiwis

Whether you're searching for an old flame, anxious to catch up with a lost friend or just curious to see whatever became of what'shername, will be online Monday 11th February, reuniting kiwis with people from their past.

9: On The Left – Return – Being political

Hear ye, hear ye – tidings from the left have returned. After a dormancy of some eighteen months, my writing itch has returned. This week’s column will remind you who I am, and will look at why being political can be tough at times.

10: Sludge Report #123 – You Can’t Touch Pug Winokur

In This Edition: Catherine Fitts Response to SEC CIO re SEC's Relationship With DynCorp and Arthur Andersen/Conflicts of Interest - Scoop Correspondence with Dyncorp Vice President, Corporate & Marketing Communications Charlene A. Wheeless

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: Kroll Report: Bombshell for NZ Post and Government

ACT Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide today delivered a bombshell to NZ Post by making public the South African Government's draft, confidential Kroll Report.

13: Labour Spin On Auckland Transport Is Nonsense

Labour has been jolted awake by Bill English's endorsement of ACT's strategy to fix the Auckland transport nightmare, ACT Transport Spokesman MP Penny Webster said today.

14: Reaction To Deputy PM's Comments On The Southener

I am past-founder and Tour Leader of an independent long-distance rail tour operation which ran from Christchurch very successfully for 6 years between 1981 & 1987. We were callled "RAIL TOURS".

15: Kiwis Should Respect The Elements

Cancer Society research shows kiwis are happy to “slop” on sunscreen – but not on their faces.

16: The Kroll Report: Media Pack and Questions

NZ Post's $54 million contract with SAPO was signed in July 1999. The deal was that NZ Post's international consultancy Transend would provide key executives to restructure the business and implement a commercial development strategy prepared by Transend. ...

17: Your Place, Our Place, Whose Place Is It?

It is easy to become bogged down in the minutiae in politics. With the election coming up it is important to look at where this country is heading.

18: Muriel Newman: Full and Final Settlement

Full and Final Settlement Would End Treaty Tensions Weekly Column by Dr Muriel Newman MP

19: New Logo Designs For Two Political Parties

The Electoral Commission announced today it had approved new logos for two registered political parties—the New Zealand National Party and the Christian Heritage Party: Graham Capill Party Leader.

20: Death Of Princess Margaret

The Leader of the Opposition, Bill English, extends on behalf of the National Party his deepest condolences to Her Majesty The Queen on the passing of her sister, Princess Margaret.

21: Toi Iho Maori Made Mark

Toi Iho Maori Made Mark Will Bring Cultural And Economic Benefits To New Zealand Judith Tizard welcomed the launch in Auckland tonight of the toi iho maori made Mark, an initiative that will recognise and benefit Mâori art and artists, and bring economic ...

22: PC's Opinion: Return Of The Con Artist

In an artistic climate in which dissected animal carcasses are displayed floating in formaldehyde and semen-stained blankets are described as "haunting, powerful and provocative," Warhol's simple images seem relatively benign by comparison.

23: Unemployment Figures Support Skills Concerns

The just released Household Labour Force Survey figures support EMA Central’s call for Government to recognise the skills shortage struggle employers around the country are facing.

24: Death of Princess Margaret

Prime Minister Helen Clark today expressed her sadness at the death of Princess Margaret, the only sibling of the Queen, who died yesterday.

25: Five Seek National Candidacy For Ohariu-Belmont

The National Party has announced details of the five candidates seeking its nomination for the Ohariu-Belmont electorate, who all passed pre-selection on Sunday.

26: Images: 1984-Style NYPD Action

Photos of NYPD officers in full riot gear in the process of arresting a dozen New York University students on Sunday 03 Feburary.

27: National's U-Turn A Retrograde Step

The National Party's announced intention to introduce tax incentives for retirement saving is nothing more than middle class welfare, according to Michael Littlewood, a commentator on retirement income policies.

28: Convicted Businessman Should Be Named

The case of name suppression being granted to a Christchurch businessman convicted of attempting to hire a 12-year-old girl for sex highlights the difficulties name suppression can cause in our community, says Ilam MP, Gerry Brownlee.

29: Constructive Changes To Terrorism Bill

The Alliance made a significant and constructive contribution to the hearings on the proposed 'Suppression of Terrorism' Bill today.

30: The Right To Free Education

The right to primary and secondary education means more than just free enrolment – it means that all school subjects should be genuinely accessible to everybody.

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