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1: Venice Terrorist Flight School Linked To CIA

New evidence linking the owner of the Venice Florida flight school which trained Mohamed Atta to the Central Intelligence Agency surfaced earlier this month.

2: Scoop Images: Protestors Mobilize Against Motorway

Anti-bypass protestors numbering about 200 campaigned for a better city this evening in a march from Civic Square through Cuba Street to Kensington Gardens, a postage stamp-size oasis directly in the path of the proposed motorway.

3: Triad Of Evil Starts With Bullying On The Marae

Wife bashing, gangs and marae protocol are intrinsically linked, ACT Maori Affairs Spokesman Donna Awatere Huata, MP, argues in this article.

4: Streets of London: Big Trouble At British Airways

If you haven’t already heard, British Airways is in trouble. Big trouble. On February 13, BA announced job losses of 5800. This follows hard on the heels of 7200 redundancies announced immediately after September 11th.

5: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 27 February

1. Hon ROGER SOWRY to the Minister of Health: Does she stand by her statement about the health system that "the buck does stop with me and that's why I spend so much time out on the road taking responsibility"; if not, why not?

6: The Real Deal: Drugs as Currency

One of challenges of doing the numbers on the narcotics business is that narcotics are not always a commodity -- sometimes narcotics are a currency used to pay for other things.

7: Enron And The Business Press

Like US congressional leaders, the business press is finally waking up to Enron’s dirty-dealings, and it is now making a great show of going over the carcass. But in a sense this just prompts the question: What the hell was the business press doing ...

8: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 27 February

Today’s questions concerned: Health System Responsibility – TOW & Police Expenditure – Orthopaedic Outpatient Waiting Times – Economy – OECD Status – Motorway Evictions – Brian Rees Payout – Whanau Care – Injury Rate – Aquaculture Moratorium – Tourism ...

9: 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 ...

10: 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 ...

11: “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.

12: 10 000 Hours Of Breast-Fed Political Correctness

"New Zealanders who courageously resisted the television licence fee will join me in deploring the NaZis on Air commemoration of the 10 000th hour of politically correct programming" predicted Libertarianz Leader and Coromandel Candidate ...

13: 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.

14: ACT Opposes Environment Re-Appointment

ACT New Zealand does not support the Parliamentary Notice of Motion to reappoint Dr Morgan Williams to the role of Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, ACT Deputy Leader Ken Shirley told the House last night.

15: Why Does Regressive Tax-Hike Not Tax All Users?

New Zealand First Transport Spokesperson, Peter Brown MP, is asking why the Government has decided to raise the fuel tax by 4c a litre only on petrol, in order to allegedly fix the roading system in Auckland.

16: 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 ...

17: 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, ...

18: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Scoop Is In The House - Today's Q&A - Look Who Trained The 911 Terrorists - Images: No Motorway Movement On The Street - The Real Deal: Trading In Drugs, Trading With Drugs - Business Press Missed Signs Of Enron Collapse

19: 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 ...

20: 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.

21: Cheaper To Get A Home Than A Student Loan

The New Zealand University Students’ Association (NZUSA) is calling on the Government to lower the interest rate on student loans in light of today’s announcement that the interest rate will be held at 7% for the third year in a row.

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23: Cullen Fudges Over Super Fund

"Michael Cullen unsuccessfully tried fudging the issue of growing Government debt and borrowings due to contributions needed for his Super Fund when appearing before today's Finance and Expenditure Select Committee," says National Finance ...

24: Parasites at the Petrol Pump

"Eighteen months ago Deputy PM Neanderton called oil companies "parasites" four raising petrol prices by four cents. Today Deputy PM Neanderton has announced a four-cent increase in petrol tax. Pot! Kettle! Black!" says Libertarianz Leader ...

25: Cuppa places Maori interests in too-hard basket

"Government is placing Maori interests in the too-hard-basket with its plans for a two-year aquaculture moratorium," says Georgina te Heuheu, National's spokesperson for Treaty Issues.

26: 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.

27: Audit Report Just A Smokescreen

The Audit Office review of Tuku Morgan's documentary for Maori television was a complete waste of the auditor's time, ACT leader Richard Prebble says.

28: Young Kiwi Scientist Picks Up International Award

A New Zealand woman flies to Paris on Friday (01.03.02) to receive a prestigious UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) science award.

29: 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.

30: Technology Innovation Leads To Economic Growth

AUCKLAND, February 26, 2002 – Intel CEO Craig Barrett today said that the world’s economies are increasingly driven by technology, and that investing in and developing new technologies is key to prosperity and economic development. Despite the current ...

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