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1: 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 ...

2: Kevin Smith

“Kevin Smith was a wonderful New Zealand actor who was known not only for his enormous talent and amazing beauty, but also for his intelligence and self-effacing humour,” Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Judith Tizard said today.

3: The Real Deal: The Ultimate New Business Cold Call

Lest you think that my comment about the New York Stock Exchange is too strong, let's look at one event that occurred before our "war on drugs" went into high gear through Plan Colombia, banging heads over narco dollar market share in Latin America.

4: Shopping With The Ayatollah

"Laila Harre should butt out of businesses she doesn't own and should not control" said Libertarianz Commerce Deregulation spokesman Scott Wilson in response to the Associate Minister of Labour's jackbooted assertion of Ayatollah-like control of ...

5: HARD NEWS 15/02/02 - All Apologies

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... just where is Bill English getting his strategic advice? And should he be asking for a refund?

6: Brilliant Career Cut In Its Prime

New Zealand has lost a unique actor with the tragic death of Kevin Smith, National's spokesperson for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Belinda Vernon, said today.

7: Scoop Images: Spaniard Grass Over Ohau

More images of the environs of the most photogenic mountain village in the world taken by Norman Mackay .

8: Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington 18/2/2002

Journalists feel conned after allowing themselves to be locked up to hear the government's innovation package. The only sensitive information in the package was the fact that there was no policy. To add to the insult, the government invited Waitakere City ...

9: Upton-on-line - Diaspora Edition

Upton-on-line provides a first glimpse of the strange maneuverings that herald the beginning of the French Presidential election campaign and (strictly for devotees) gives some ‘order-of-magnitude’ feel for what sort of initiatives might help developing ...

10: The New Write 17/2/2002

”The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.” -Ross Perot

11: P.O.V: Cash And Carry

Suddenly money as motive is immoral, at least if you're an impoverished woman renting the only space you have left. Your womb. But what of the people who buy the babies? Are they not the true immorals?

12: Fringe NZ Listings Monday 18th February

The Lordz of the Rings, Various Street Locations, 12.30pm Much Ado about Nothing, Muritai School Yard, Eastborne, 7.30p The Last Gasp, No.5 Cable St, 6.30pm Wild Man Eyes, BATS, 8pm

13: Howard's End: Streamlining Bureaucracy

In a move to cut costs and streamline bureaucracy, people on welfare in Australia will be able to take out loans from the Government over the telephone to help them through emergencies. Maree Howard writes.

14: Attorney General on a Witch Hunt?

The report for the Minister of Courts on Justice Fisher should tell us all why the Hon Margaret Wilson feels compelled to try to second-guess the Chief Justice, who dealt with this more than a year ago. It should also tell us why officials are snooping ...

15: Highbury Housing NZ Properties Inspected

Housing New Zealand Corporation today inspected 11 HNZC houses in Cowley Place, Highbury, Palmerston North.

16: Dad's Air Force use by Navy a bizarre insult

"The Clark Government is using private aircraft for defence training which it could do with its own aircraft and pilots, National's Defence Spokesperson Max Bradford said today.

17: Scoop Feedback: Readers’ Opinions

In This Edition: Feedback For Anne Else - 500 Years History So Easily Forgotten - RE: Is The Father Of Jesus The God Of Islam - Where Is NATO Now?

18: Stateside: Putting Your Back Pocket Into It

For someone like me, who comes from a country where a political candidate risks censure for 'treating' prospective voters by throwing a couple of snarlers on the barbie, the huge amounts of money that are spent on political campaigns here in the States ...

19: Feature: Bush's Racist War On The Third World

“Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists. From this day forward, any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded by the United States as a hostile ...

20: Shop Trading Hours And The 25 Minute Committee

Government attempts to rework Rodney Hides' Shop Trading Hours Bill have turned into yet another Margaret Wilson hash-job, the ACT Finance Spokesman said today

21: 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.

22: Labour Bites The Hand That Feeds

Today's rejection by secondary teachers of the government's pay settlement is a clear case of biting the hand that feeds, says United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne.

23: Intel Advances Power And Performance For Wireless

Intel® XScale™ Technology-based Processors Bring Advanced Capabilities for Cell Phones, PDAs and In-Vehicle Systems

24: Prominent Women’s Advocate To Enter Politics

Christian Heritage Party Leader Graham Capill has today confirmed that high profile Women’s Refuge Chief Executive, Merepeka Raukawa-Tait, would be seeking election to the New Zealand Parliament this year as a Christian Heritage Candidate.

25: Fringe NZ Listings 2002 Friday 15th February

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

26: Raukawa-Tait Should Resign

The New Zealand University Students’ Association (NZUSA) is appalled by Merepeka Raukawa-Tait’s decision to stand as a candidate for the Christian Heritage Party.


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.

28: Jeremy Rose: God Save Us From National Anthems

One of the things that makes me proud to be a New Zealander is how few of us know the words to our national anthem.

29: The Real Deal: Sam & Dave Do White Substances

Okay, let's start at ground zero. It is 1947, and World War II is over. America is ready to go back to work to build the corporate economy. We are in New Orleans on the docks.

30: United Future Is The Centre Party NZ Needs

United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne, says his party is the centre party New Zealand needs to make MMP work effectively.

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