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1: The Real Deal: At the Heart of the Double Bind

I tend not to get bogged down in discussions about how the various police, enforcement and prosecution industries relate to narco dollars. Here is my bottom line on how the money works on enforcement and the war on drugs.

2: Scoop Images: The View From The Summit

I managed a walk up to the summit of that great mountain, Ben Ohau a couple of days ago, and I took some great photos. The weather was great, maybe a little on the hot side, but the skies were beautifully clear.

3: 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 ...

4: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 26 February

Today's questions of the day concerned: People Smuggling – Petrol Tax Increase – Pipfruit Deregulation – Kaitaia CYFS - Specialist Education Services – Tariana Turia And CYFS – Disabilities – Police Software Piracy – Party Hopping Act – Compliance ...

5: Scoop Feedback: John Wright Responds To Huw Jarvis

The Alliance stands for full employment, free health, free education. We have made a good start in implementing our progressive policies. Who would have thought two years ago that this Government would re-establish up a bank owned by New Zealanders, ...

6: State Dinner For Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

It is my great pleasure today, on behalf of the people of New Zealand, to welcome Your Majesty and Prince Philip. Last year the tragic events of September 11 led to the postponement of the Royal Visit. We are very pleased now to host this, the tenth, ...

7: On The Left - Whither the Alliance?

A fortnight ago I said I would write on the electoral coalition Helen Clark has put together, and which I believe will win the 2002 election comfortably for the Left. Since then, we've seen the re-emergence of the splits in the Alliance that captivated ...

8: Speech - English - Queen State Dinner

The Honourable Bill English, MP Leader of the New Zealand National Party Leader of the Opposition at the Parliamentary Dinner celebrating the Golden Jubilee of HM The Queen Wellington, 25 February 2002

9: Lies, Damned Lies And Mr Prebble’s Statistics

ACT Leader, Richard Prebble’s blatantly inaccurate use of statistics and misstatements of fact undermine his party’s credibility, Justice Minister Phil Goff said today.

10: People should remain on look out for TB symptoms

Recent reports about cases of tuberculosis reinforce the need for continual vigilance by the public and health professionals for symptoms of this treatable disease, says the Ministry of Health.

11: Firas Al-Atraqchi: A Win That Defines a Nation

Canadian flags are waving, Canadian cheers are rising; Canadian spirits are embracing a hard-won, much deserved victory.

12: Kim Hill To Host Saturday Show

Radio New Zealand’s award-winning broadcaster Kim Hill is to leave her weekday programme to host the Saturday morning show on National Radio.

13: 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.

14: Awatere Huata Welcomes Cormack Arrest

Hawkes Bay ACT MP Donna Awatere Huata today welcomed news that police have laid charges against a man for the abduction, sexual abuse and murder of Teresa Cormack fourteen years ago.

15: Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington

The Letter understands Helen Clark tomorrow will announce a $2b spending package to complete Auckland's motorways. Mayor John Banks has got everything he wants.

16: The Real Deal: Fast Food Franchise Pop

Two things helped me understand money laundering in America. First, as I drove from Hickory Valley to Philadelphia once a month and drove around the country with my dog Forest all sorts of people started to teach me about how the money worked - truckers ...

17: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 26 February 2

1. CHRIS CARTER to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Why has the Government introduced legislation that will make the smuggling and trafficking of people into New Zealand criminal offences?

18: ACT Leader Stands By Crime Statements

ACT leader Richard Prebble said today he stands by his statements comparing New Zealand's rate of violent crime unfavourably with New York's.

19: Intel And Microsoft Announce Wireless Development

Companies To Collaborate On Reference Designs For Microsoft Windows Powered Pocket Pc And Smart Phone Devices Using Intel Personal Internet Client Architecture

20: 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 ...

21: Three Pregnant Women In Two Days

Yesterday, a Palestinian pregnant women who tried to reach a hospital to give birth, was shot in the back at the Israeli army roadblock at the entrance to Nablus. Her sin: haunted by birth pangs she didn't immediately understand that the soldiers have ...

22: Mallard Considers Education Vouchers

ACT Education Spokesman MP Donna Awatere Huata today congratulated Labour for considering education vouchers, in the form of child-centred funding.

23: 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.

24: “Bypass” Evictions Today – Response Tonight

Today is eviction day for a group of residents and businesses in the path of Transit New Zealand’s proposed inner city “bypass” through Wellington’s historic Te Aro district. Yet Transit said last year this would not happen until the project was funded.

25: Motornet: Audi And The Power Of Four

Audi expect big things from their new A4 and it’s landed with a bang. But have they done enough to keep up with the shifting goal posts of the mid-sized sports sedan market?

26: Three more years - Matt Robson Speech

It’s the first time I’ve been able to start off with these words: “The Alliance is proud to be part of the most popular centre left government since Micky Savage in 1935."

27: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Scoop Is In The House: Today's Q&A - Dinner With Ma’am - The Real Deal: Who Enforces The Enforcers? - Motornet: Open Road Adventures In The Audi A4 - Firas Al Atraqchi: Hockey Happiness

28: Community to Reclaim 'Bypass' Land

Anti-'bypass' protestors and members of the public are to take to the streets today, to coincide with Transit's eviction of tenants along the proposed inner-city 'bypass' route. Gathering in Civic Square, the protestors will march to a currently undisclosed ...

29: PC's Opinion: Hobbits Walk Tall With Libz!

It is sure to annoy the hell out of Helen Clark: Peter Jackson hasn't just won at the BAFTAs - the first film in his 'Rings' trilogy has also scored highly with US libertarians, voting it as the best libertarian film of 2001.

30: Big News: Hollingworth Has To Go

Imagine it. You’ve been working in a job for about eight months. Your previous job was quite demanding, fulfilling, but unrelated to your current one. Yet you are called to give account on national television of something done eleven years ago by one ...

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