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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: INVESTIGATION: Sept 11th - Unanswered Questions

Within a few months, the events of Sept. 11th, 2001 became but an echo of the events that followed. War in Afghanistan, anthrax, unprecedented powers of detention: the public mind moves from one shock to another, appearing to accept the government’s ...

3: The Real Deal: On Your Map

It helps to look at the drug markets by looking at a map of the United States. What are the four states with the largest market share in illegal narcotics trafficking? Draw a map if you want and shade them in on your map.

4: 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.

5: Scoop Images: Spaniard Grass Over Ohau

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

6: Robson To Stand For Very Silly Party?

The Alliance is beginning to resemble a Monty Python sketch, most notably the classic ‘Silly Party’ party sketch, following the Alliance’s own governing council refusal to endorse Cabinet minister Matt Robson.

7: 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.

8: District Court Judges Cleared

The Attorney General, Margaret Wilson, today announced that no further action would be taken in relation to internet access by five District Court Judges.

9: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 19 February

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Further to her answer of Wednesday 13 February, what overseas investors will she be seeing when she visits Stockholm, and will she tell investors about her legislative programme which includes a two-year ...

10: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –19 February

Today's questions of the day concerned: PM’s Swedish Business Meetings – Regional Development – Afghanistan SAS Deployment – Kiwibank – Palmerston North Gang Problems - Centres Of Research Excellence - Heart Surgery Funding – Regional Courts Closures ...

11: Judicial Net Porn Viewing Investigation Widens

Five District court judges have been found to have been viewing pornographic websites on work computers, as the Attorney General investigates the viewing of sex-sites by High Court Judge Robert Fisher.

12: Judges have done worse and got away with it

"Judges every day do far worse things than look at nude pictures, and they get way with it", Families Apart Require Equality (FARE) spokesperson Darryl Ward said today. He was referring to the reporting to Cabinet by the Attorney General ...

13: New Zealand First To Abstain On Confidence Motion

New Zealand First will abstain from the confidence motion moved by Bill English in reply to the Prime Minister’s statement last week.

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: New Zealand To Play A Key Role In WTO Negotiations

New Zealand will play a key role in brokering agreement in the international trade negotiations launched by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Doha last November.

16: 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.

17: Cook Islands Artist Leads Design Of Pacific Room

The entranceway to Parliament’s Pacific Room, which was formally dedicated at Parliament today, was commissioned by Parliamentary Service in consultation with the Pacific Arts Committee of Creative New Zealand.

18: 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?

19: Greg O'Connor Needs To Sort Out His Story - Nandor

Green MP Nandor Tanczos today criticised Police Association President Greg O'Connor for saying police would not change the way they behave following a district court judgement last week critical of police abuse of their search and seizure powers.

20: 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 ...

21: National MP Opens Wigram Electorate Office

Wigram's National List MP and candidate, Alec Neill, last night opened National's Wigram Electorate Office. The many guests and supporters present were delighted that National now has an operational office servicing the Wigram electorate.

22: New Board Members At FRST

Minister of Research, Science and Technology Pete Hodgson has appointed three new board members for the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology and reappointed three for a second term.

23: 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?

24: Deaf Face Same Discrimination As Migrants

Imagine with me. It is a hot day. You want to go to the beach, but you do not own a car because you are poor. You want to get in touch with your friends, who do have transport.

25: NZSTA concerned about fallout over teachers’ pay

The secondary school teachers’ non-ratification of their proposed settlement could lead to a breakdown in the relationship between teachers, trustees and parents, says NZSTA president Chris France.

26: 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?

27: 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 ...

28: 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.

29: 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.

30: 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 ...

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