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1: Indymedia Review of 9-11 Investigation Article

September 11th drove me to turn off my tv and even CBC radio. I had to face dealing with the internet as my primary source of information - I long ago learned to say no to the telephone workers of the Sun and Province. The first days of September ...

2: Stateside with Rosalea: "Bastards!"

Such was the headline in the 'Sydney Morning Hotpot' last week, quoting actor Michael Poe's outrage at learning his fellow Australians had been disenfranchised by their election system all these years. Poe discovered this on a flight from LA when someone ...

3: Image: It Sounds Like Music...

As part of the 2002 Fringe Festival the Improv Bandits are performing an hour long improvised musical.

4: The New Write 3/32002

"No man is good enough to govern another man without that mans consent." -Abraham Lincoln 1. A WORD FROM THE PREZ 2. A GUIDE TO STUDENT POLITICS 3. AWATERE HUATA: TIME TO END VIOLENCE TOWARDS WOMEN 4. NOBODY WANTS YOUTH RADIO, SAYS STUDY ...

5: The Real Deal: Americans Love A Winner

The good news on all of this is that there are solutions. New technology blesses us with the potential tools we can use to radically increase productivity in a way that can "jump the curve" on our narco dollar addiction.

6: 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 ...

7: Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington

Last week Labour broke its clearest promise - "read my lips, no new taxes" - to impose a 4.7c petrol tax. Why? Labour's polls say Auckland traffic has become an election issue.

8: Scoop Feedback

In This Issue: How The Government Can Help Graduates Pay Off Their Student Loans Quickly - Heartless Health System – A Taxing Issue - To Be Or Not To Be - The Great Republican Debate

9: Scoop Feedback: Readers Riff On The Conspiracies

In This Edition: From An Ex-Pat Yank - Re: Scoop Feedback & Response On Conspiracy Theories - No Time For Grace Or Toast

10: NZ Festival Administrator Launches New Career

Wellingtonian Chris Price, co-ordinator for many years of the New Zealand Festival Writers and Readers Week, will embark on an exciting new career with the launch of her debut collection of poems, "Husk", during the 2002 New Zealand Festival.

11: HARD NEWS 01/03/02 - The Trouser Press

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... was it rude of us to beat the long-suffering English cricket team while the Queen was here? Just asking. For as surely as a one-day batsman premeditates sweeping a spinner, there seemed to be an uncontrollable urge amongst the press and ...

12: Chaos At Auckland Council Meeting?

Mayor John Banks did not even step inside the Council Chamber last night at a meeting of the full Council that was also attended by 50 Auckland residents concerned at the “new direction” Banks is taking. When asked point blank by Holmes on ZB this ...

13: 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.

14: World Premiere Of The Opera For The New Millenium

The Evening Post Wellington Brass Band and a talented cast perform New Zealand’s first 21st Century opera, by Wellington composer Aaron Lloydd.

15: Fringe NZ Lisitings Monday 4th March

Theatre Darkness Descends, No.5 Cable St, 6.30pm French Toast, BATS, 8pm Hamlet, Zeal, 7pm Hens’ Teeth, Circa, 7.30pm The Lordz of the RiNgZ, various street locations, 12.30pm Strip, Indigo, 6pm

16: Students Want Fees Back

Hundreds of students at Victoria University have filled out forms requesting their fees back from University Management for classes called off because of the staff strike scheduled to take place on Monday 4th March.

17: 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 ...

19: Taxpayer Pays Civil Servants To Join PSA

The Labour Government is dolling out cash and perks to public servants for joining a Labour-friendly union, ACT Finance Spokesman MP Rodney Hide revealed today.

20: Student Debt Worse, Not Better

Auckland students' total debt is set to double under the Labour/Alliance government, said ACT leader Richard Richard Prebble who is visiting Auckland University today.

21: Huw Jarvis: Déjà Vu for the Left

Is the Deputy Prime Minister the same “socialist” who used to argue in the 1980s for the necessity of party activists and MPs to stand up and be counted if their party was selling its soul? Huw Jarvis examines whether Jim Anderton still stands ...

22: Keith Rankin: Rewriting History and Global Warming

On Sunday Chris Laidlaw, on his radio show (National Radio), said that all except a few "flat earthers" accept that global warming is a reality.

23: Vodafone Warriors Head West

Auckland, New Zealand, February 28, 2002 – The Vodafone Warriors head to Waitakere Stadium, West Auckland on Saturday 9 March for their final pre-season trial.

24: Japan Not Catching Endangered Whales

The Director General of the Institute of Cetacean Research in Tokyo, Dr. Seiji Ohsumi, today responded to criticism that Japan was sampling an endangered species of whale.

25: Remove Health Board Gags, Says Kedgley

Green Party Health spokesperson Sue Kedgley said today that legal threats against an Auckland District Health Board member who had spoken to the media about underfunding were outrageous.

26: Scoop Images: CHOGM Protests Pass Peacefully

Indymedia Australia images and report of protests held this weekend at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at Coolum, Australia.

27: Government Making Refugee Policy On The Run

ACT leader Richard Prebble says he's concerned the government is continuing to make refugee policy in an ad hoc way while on tour overseas.

28: The Real Deal: We Have Met the Enemy and It is Us

The Sam and Dave dilemma of "to deal or not to deal" is made worse by the power of popular opinion.

29: Pressure Now On Roading Authorities - Contractors

The package of initiatives announced by Government yesterday has the potential to solve a number of the country’s major congestion problems, but this will only happen if Transit New Zealand and local authorities quickly commission those projects that ...

30: Privilege Case Can't Deal With The Real Scandals

The breach of privilege case against Corrections Minister Matt Robson can't deal with the real scandals in payments to prisoners, says ACT's Justice spokesman Stephen Franks.

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