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1: THE LAST GASP Lost For Words

Thieves have struck the Fringe Festival. On the eve of their opening performance, THE LAST GASP team have been deprived of their prized possession. A dictionary. The five Wellington performers have been left in the lurch on the eve of their first ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0202/S00031.htm


2: BONO, BLOODY BONO

Poor Bono, he doesn't get it. At first I thought he looked silly. But now I see him as dangerous. Okay, well, silly and dangerous. At least that's how he looked at the World Economic Forum held recently in New York.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00056.htm


3: Big News: Is The Father Of Jesus The God Of Islam?

Since September 11 it has been interesting seeing how the Christian Church and the Islam community are trying to build bridges based on common ground – yet in the US some Christian denominations don’t want anything to do with each other, let alone ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00052.htm


4: Oscar Bonanza For New Zealand

New Zealand's huge representation at the Academy Awards is a tribute to talented Kiwis, says National Leader Bill English.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00179.htm


5: Speech text of Speech by Rt Hon Winston Peters

Speech text of Speech by Rt Hon Winston Peters, Reply to Prime Minister’s Statement, 13 February 2002, Parliament.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00176.htm


6: Scoop Feedback: Apology To Chinese NZers

I fully support the initiative taken by the government in acknowledging that the years of discrimination against early Chinese settlers in New Zealand was wrong.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00053.htm


7: Cullen On Air New Zealand CEO Appointment

Finance Minister Michael Cullen today congratulated Ralph Norris on being appointed chief executive of Air New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00159.htm


8: The Real Deal: Narco-Dollars For Dummies

The Solari Index is my way of estimating how well a place is doing. It is based upon the percentage of people in a place who believe that a child can leave their home and go to the nearest place to buy a popsicle and come home alone safely.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00054.htm


9: 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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00030.htm


10: All This "Civil Society" Talk Takes Us

Who gets to be in civil society and how? Are the people taking direct action on the streets against the authorities and being teargassed, pepper-sprayed, beaten and arrested part of civil society? Who gets to represent civil society and decide what, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00055.htm


11: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 14 February

1. JANET MACKEY to the Minister of Justice: Has he received any reports on policies of life sentencing without parole; if so, what do they say?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00178.htm


12: What A Whopper!

There I was on Sunday in Island Bay, bopping along to Koa’s tunes with Wanda Martini, Sarah Barr, Gita Mann and a beaming, cheerful crowd, high on Lothlorien’s sparkling feijoa wine and the whole Whopper Chopper experience. And so another season of the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00057.htm


13: Keith Rankin: Taxing Migrants

The New Zealand government has rightly apologised to the Chinese community for the discriminatory poll tax that Chinese immigrants had to pay from the 1880s to the 1930s. It is not clear however to what extent the apology is for the iniquities of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00051.htm


14: Letter From Elsewhere: Bang, Bang, You’re Dead

I’ve just heard a Pentagon spokeswoman say something extraordinary. She was talking about a US missile strike on what was initially claimed to be a group of Al-Qaeda members in the pile of rubble formerly known as Afghanistan.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00047.htm


15: MAF Gathering Evidence In Dairy Investigation

MAF has confirmed that its Special Investigation Unit has visited and obtained information from a number of properties in the North Island as part of its investigation into allegations of illegal export of dairy products from New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0202/S00024.htm


16: English Apologises For Clarks Snub

Australians are our friends and allies and should be treated with respect, says National Party Leader Bill English referring to Clark's outburst over criticism she received from Australian Ministers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00169.htm


17: Government Appoints Another Clark Ally

It's hard to see how the Government will get value from its expensive appointment of Ian Fraser as chief executive of TVNZ, National Broadcasting spokesperson Katherine Rich said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00181.htm


18: Skeleton Racer Heads For The Winter Olympics

New Zealand skeleton racer Liz Couch will this week join the Winter Olympics Camp in Salt Lake City, fulfilling a dream and becoming the first Kiwi woman to compete at this level in the sport. It will also be the first time in more than 50 years ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0202/S00032.htm


19: Growing an innovative New Zealand

This document sets out the framework government is following to create the innovative New Zealand we need to achieve our economic and social goals.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00129.htm


20: Local Government NZ Heads to Privy Council

Local Government New Zealand today announced it will be appealing the Court of Appeal decision in the “apportionments case” to the Privy Council

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0202/S00024.htm


21: U.S. assistance to the countries of Central Asia

Taken Question from February 11, 2002 Briefing by the Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Beth Jones

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0202/S00038.htm


22: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 13 February

Today's questions of the day concerned: CCH Heart Surgery – Apology To Chinese – Growth, Kyoto and GE – Treaty Of Waitangi – Meeting The Queen – Decile Funding – Starship Hospital – Kiwibank – Gisborne Freighter Stranding – Radiotherapists – Singapore ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00049.htm


23: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 14 February

Today's questions of the day concerned: Life Means Life – Australian Criticism – Treaty Principles – GDP Growth Targets – Prostitution And Police - Sentencing Reform Bill – Meningitis – Palmerston North Gang Housing – Disability Strategy – Hilmorton ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00058.htm


24: Celia Wade-Brown Selected To Stand For Parliament

The Rongotai branch of the Wellington Greens tonight selected Celia Wade-Brown as its electorate candidate for the 2002 parliamentary elections.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0202/S00056.htm


25: The Lost World Art Exhibition

The loss for Ray was immense , but he continued to paint - and now has a collection of works which he has called The Lost World.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0202/S00033.htm


26: ANZ Job Ads Survey - January 2002

Data Flash (New Zealand) The number of newspaper job advertisements fell 2.3% mom in January - the fifth decline in six months - and was 9.6% lower than a year earlier.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0202/S00102.htm


27: Guest Opinion: NZ Army Not Soldiers For Jesus

Using the words of Jesus, the Prince of Peace, to recruit soldiers is bad enough, but when one looks closer at the source text and context it becomes downright sinister. Writes Richard Davis

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00043.htm


28: Fringe NZ Listings 2002 Opening Day, Feb 14th

The Lordz of the Rings, Various Street Locations, 12.30pm Becoming A dad ain’t no cricket match, The Market Space, 7pm The Odyssey, Capital E, 6pm Post – punk, BATS, 8pm The Last Gasp, No.5 Cable St, 6.30pm

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0202/S00028.htm


29: Howard's End: 20-50 Hertz Of Happiness

A three thousand year old mystery has been solved after scientists discovered that the purring of cats is a natural healing frequency which has helped dispel the myth that a cat has nine lives and that they are simply contented. Maree Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00021.htm


30: Clark Can't Handle The Truth

Helen Clark's demand that Australian Cabinet Ministers 'hold their tongues on New Zealand issues' is a shameful display by a Prime Minister determined to hide the truth from New Zealanders, says National's Defence spokesperson, Max Bradford.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00165.htm

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