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1: New Zealanders Conned By Petrol Tax Increase

Labour should explain why they put petrol tax up when the Government's roading agencies can't spend the money it already has, says National Party Leader Bill English.

2: Sharon: Palestinian Casualties Should Be Increased

On the Israeli prime time First Channel TV news Sharon was quoted as saying that the number of Palestinian casualties should be increased. He was also shown speaking to the Knesset: "We first have to give the Palestinians a very heavy blow, before ...

3: International Opposition to New U.S. War with Iraq

* Denis Halliday, former U.N. under-secretary general in charge of Iraq's oil for food program, examines the Bush administration's war plans and the potential threat that Iraq poses to its neighbors and the U.S.

4: Aucklanders can TXT MSG to catch public transport

Auckland public transport has gone high-tech with the launch of a Rideline service allowing mobile phone users to check public transport services by text messaging.

5: New Zealand’s Heritage Goes On-Line

New Zealanders’ understanding and appreciation of our country¹s heritage places will take a huge step this month when the statutory Register of Historic Places, the only official record of our rich and diverse heritage, goes on-line.

6: David Miller Online: The Return Of A Golden Age

Correct me if I am mistaken, but in 2002 the 1980’s appear to have returned. It would seem that the music of that decade is being heard more and more in nightclubs and bars throughout the country, Duran Duran have reformed and are back with their original ...

7: Guest Opinion: Axis of Evil

Even halfway honest people know that any assessment we make of something in the world must also include an examination of ourselves.

8: Scoop Feedback: Wot A Lot Of Rubbish

A suspicious suitcase owned by Peter Davis, the partner of Helen Clark, and left on the footpath outside her Auckland residence gets a visit from the VIP protection service, is investigated by the "specialist search group" and is blown ...

9: ACT Supports PM's Tough Line on Zimbabwe

ACT leader Richard Prebble has written to the Prime Minister offering the ACT Party's support for any sanctions against Zimbabwe.

10: Future Lefts - So it begins

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed" - Dwight D Eisenhower

11: Sludge Report #126 – Truth, Peace & Love (Part 1)

In This Edition: Unpleasant Thoughts, Truth, Peace & Love - First Some Quotes - Immediate Threats To Peace And Security – Who Is The Enemy?

12: 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 ...

13: Bubbles Top Drop for Kiwis Last Christmas

Auckland, 5 February 2002 - Christmas sales hit an all time high for supermarkets in 2001, although the weather dampened sales for traditional summer highfliers, according to ACNielsen New Zealand. Sales increased 6.5 percent on last year’s Christmas sales, ...

14: Whose Beat Should We Dance To?

With all the reflection that has been taking place among diverse forces which comprise the “anti-globalisation movement” since September 11 and the Qatar WTO meeting, I hope issues can be addressed to strengthen mobilizations against neoliberal agenda.

15: 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 ...

16: Govt Warned “Find Unique NZ Strategy For Biotech"

The Minister of Agriculture, Jim Sutton will receive a warning today that the government risks damaging the economy if it fails to define a vision for biotechnology in New Zealand that suits existing community values, economic strengths and the global market ...

17: General Pleasantries

Didn’t we feel posh last Sunday when Sarah Barr, Wanda Martini, Gita Mann and I donned our hats and Max Stout put on a tie, in order to grace the Governor General with our presence at her Festival 2002 Garden Party. It’s nice of the GGs to open their ...

18: 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.

19: Fringe NZ Listings For Tuesday 5th March

French Toast, BATS, 8pm Hamlet, Zeal, 7pm Interviews and other lies, Capital E, 7.30pm The Lordz of the RiNgZ, various street locations, 12.30pm Strip, Indigo, 6pm The Boxer, BATS, 6.30pm

20: 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 ...

21: 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.

22: Tuvalu Claims Disputed

"The Prime Minister of Tuvalu, Koloa Talake, should check his facts before threatening to take legal action against major countries and corporations who he claims are causing sea levels to rise and drown his island nation," says ACT Deputy Leader Ken ...

23: Government Deals Triple Blow To Maori

"Government has dealt Maori a triple blow during the past week," says Georgina te Heuheu, National's Maori Affairs spokesperson.

24: TENC.NET: Mushroom Clouds And A Coke (A Satire)

In late-breaking news today President Putin rebuked what he called "alarmists" in his own government who had raised eyebrows with what President Putin called "unauthorized statements" opposing the nuclear annihilation of what they called "Russia."

25: 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.

26: 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 ...

27: Bacteria May Be Inexpensive Pollution-Detectors

New Zealand scientists are using some of the world's smallest creatures to develop cheaper and easier ways to detect and measure toxic contaminants in water and soil. The technology, a new "biosensor", will help meet growing local and overseas ...

28: English Wrong Again

National Party leader Bill English has got his facts wrong once again, says Transport Minister Mark Gosche.

29: Customs Welcomes Chinese Delegation

A top-level delegation from China’s Customs administration is here this week for meetings with its New Zealand counterparts on issues including integrity.

30: ANZ Commodity Price Index - February 2002

The average foreign currency price of New Zealand's commodity exports rose by 0.8% mom in February. The average price was 4.7% below last year's level.

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