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1: Images: Two Hector’s Dolphins Caught In Set Nets

Conservation Minister Sandra Lee and Fisheries Minister Pete Hodgson today expressed extreme dismay at reports of two more deaths of endangered North Island Hector’s dolphins from set netting. See... Ministers dismayed at Hector’s dolphin deaths

2: HARD NEWS 22/02/02 - Judge Dread

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... ah, the case of the porn-perusing judge. It began as a scandalous story in the Sunday paper and it ended up as a really admirable illustration of why, under our system, politicians are, and ought to be, kept well clear of the judiciary.

3: Why The Alliance-Left Rebelled

With the Alliance party poised to break up in a classic Left-Right split, most of the media are at a loss to understand the cause of the fall-out, and few of those from the Alliance-Left are talking about it publicly. Huw Jarvis outlines why the ...

4: 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.

5: Howard's End: Constitutional Monarchy Is Best

As the Queen arrives in New Zealand and the Prime Minister has disappeared over the horizon, it is time to reflect that it's a very healthy democracy that does not give too much attention to its Head of State. History shows that things start to ...

6: POV: Where Have All The Playgrounds Gone?

Do you remember it? Hanging upside down from a parallel bar, your dress tucked into your undies, your hair like a fan beneath you. And you're swinging from your tightly hooked knees, dangling your arms, and imagining yourself flipping up or even letting ...

7: PM's Address To London School Of Economics

The government I lead in New Zealand is a minority centre left coalition. We govern with support in our Parliament normally offered by the Green Party. We took office in 1999 after fifteen years of neoliberalism as my topic asserts. There is no doubt ...

8: The Real Deal: Dow Jones Up, Solari Index Down

As described in Part 1, 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 ...

9: 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 ...

10: The 2002 Election Issues - Prebble Speech

Speech by the Hon Richard Prebble, Leader ACT New Zealand, to the Waikato Chamber of Commerce, at the Ferrybank Reception Centre, Grantham Street, Hamilton. Thursday 21 February at 7.30am

11: Scoop Images: Carnivale Cuba (1)

Images from tonight’s Cuba St Carnivale…

12: Big News: The Demoralisation Of Christian Heritage

Early last year, Christian Heritage Party leader Graham Capill was at his wits end. Still miffed at his party’s poor 2.4 percent showing at the last election, he was sitting down with his Bible and his strategy director wondering how he could get ...

13: The GW Bush - Osama Bin Laden Connection

EDITORS NOTE: The following is a transcript of a link submitted to Scoop by a Scoop reader. Clearly questions are raised in this material about the nature of the relationship between the Bush family and the family of Osama Bin Laden.

14: Fellow Control-Freaks To Swap Tips With Clark

"Helen Clark's tax-victim funded jaunt to Stockholm's 'Progressive Governance Summit' is simply a gathering of socialist control freaks who get off on regulating, stealing from and socially engineering their citizens," declared Libertarianz ...

15: 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

16: Monarchy Free Zone

The Republican Movement today launched its Monarchy Free Zone, allowing every New Zealander to tell the monarchy exactly where to go.

17: Scoop Images: Carnivale Cuba (2)

More images from tonight’s Cuba St Carnivale…

18: David & Goliath In V8 Supercars

Changes to the V8 Supercar rules in 2002 see the 'Old Boys Club' protecting their turf resulting in a difficult and demanding season ahead for Team Kiwi Racing.

19: President Bush & President Dae-Jung Meet in Seoul

PRESIDENT KIM DAE-JUNG: I would like to give my presentation. First, on behalf of the Korean people, I would like to warmly welcome President Bush and thank him for taking time out of the war against terrorism to visit our country. This visit is ...

20: Cullen To Ladies’ Probus Club of Cornwall Park

It is my pleasure to be here with you today. Generally as Minister of Finance, people expect me to talk about the economy and I’m happy to do that because the government has a good story to tell in terms of our economic and fiscal management.

21: Keith Rankin: Agenda Politics - Our Legacy

In 1991, Peter Ellis - a childcare worker - was convicted for crimes of child abuse that could not have happened. There was no forensic evidence for any of his "crimes". Nor were there any adult witnesses for crimes that, if they had taken place, would ...

22: NZ To Stamp Innovation Brand On World Tech Leaders

Auckland, February 20, 2002 -- Technology companies spanning health IT software, 3D innovation and enterprise network equipment will showcase their skills under the New Zealand brand of innovation at the World Congress on IT 2002 in Adelaide, Australia, ...

23: Paul Swain’s Address To Southland E-Commerce Event

This is the seventh such event that we’ve held, and I am always very encouraged by the enthusiasm of the people attending.

24: Only Hope: Sharon's "Discordant Voices"

Sharon calls for unity while inciting against part of the population. A speech of a bankrupt Prime Minister characterized by hypocrisy, hollow promises and insinuations.

25: English Accepts Invite To Deliver Keynote Speech

National Party Leader, the Hon Bill English has been invited by Governor Bill Owens of Colorado to deliver the keynote address to the Governor's Science and Technology Commission in Aspen on 17-18 March.

26: Govt Wants to Take Carbon Credit Property Rights

"It is clear from Minister Pete Hodgson's reply to my questions in Parliament today that he intends the state to assume ownership of any carbon credits created should the Kyoto Protocol come into force" says Ken Shirley, Deputy Leader, ...

27: Cannabis double standard as cops look after own

Green Justice Spokesperson Nandor Tanczos today questioned police handling of a case in which no action is being taken after cannabis was found in the car of an off duty police officer, after the car was crashed in Christchurch.

28: Scoop Satirical Image: Harry Pothead

... found circulating on the Internet and forwarded to Scoop by a reader...

29: Scoop Images: A Hobbit Summer House?

Scoop is proud to present another image of Hobbitton… this time of what appears to be a fairly grand Hobbit summer house …enjoy.

30: Place Your Bets And Back A Kiwi Winner

Feverpitch International Limited has announced a Subsequent Public Offering (SPO) of up to four million of its shares at $0.50c per share between Wednesday 20 February and Friday 8 March 2002.

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