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1: Links And Transcripts: Israeli Spyring Shocker

EDITOR’S NOTE: Le Monde today NZT published a lengthy report into Israeli spy activities in the US prior to 911 which raises clear questions about the extent of Israeli prior knowledge of the attacks. The story expands on material which first emerged in a ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00029.htm

2: Sludge Report #127 - The Hunt For Flight 77

In This Edition: The Hunt For Flight 77 - A Truly Remarkable French Website - Disinformation Warning! - Not Everyone Is Convinced - Eyewitness Reports Of The Crash….

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00030.htm


3: P.O.V: Teachers' Pets

There's a special place, somewhere between martyrdom and pariahdom we reserve for people who scratch the veneer of our sexual self-deception. And Amy Gehring is going there.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00027.htm


4: 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?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00023.htm


5: Howard's End: What The Innovators Are Up Against

As our Innovation Conference kicks off in Christchurch today, news comes out of Britain that one of its icon innovators, who runs a private company valued at more than a NZD $1 billion, is joining the industrial exodus to Asia. Maree Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00028.htm


6: PM Runs Off At The Mouth - Again

"Helen Clark's silly comments about Air New Zealand and Ansett Australia have - yet again - shown her complete lack of business acumen," says National's Finance spokesman David Carter.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00103.htm


7: 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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0203/S00022.htm


8: Awatere Huata Defends Auckland Grammar

ACT Education Spokesman MP Donna Awatere Huata today defended Auckland Grammar headmaster John Morris after he was attacked by Minister Trevor Mallard.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00099.htm


9: The Bodycartography Project Presents: Lagoon

From the creative team that bought you the award winning 2001 BodyCartography Project at Chaffers Marina, international director/dancer duo Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad (USA) and composer/musician Michelle Scullion (NZ) team up once again to bring you ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0203/S00009.htm


10: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0203/S00019.htm


11: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0203/S00005.htm


12: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00022.htm


13: Government Must Act Quickly On 1800 False Refugees

New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters is calling for immediate action by the Immigration Department over the 1800 so-called asylum seekers who have been declined as genuine cases and the 14,000 illegal over-stayers in New Zealand, who have been ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00100.htm


14: 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."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00024.htm


15: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00084.htm


16: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00121.htm


17: National’s Disgusting Enrolment Policies

National’s policy for school enrolment schemes is a cop out that will allow the party to ignore the need to lift standards at all schools.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00110.htm


18: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00108.htm


19: Wholesale Electricity Prices Reflect Demand

Wholesale electricity prices trended up slightly during February following a 5% increase in national demand compared to January and lower than average inflow levels.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0203/S00031.htm


20: No more half-gallon quarter acre pavlova paradise

Environment Minister Marian Hobbs spelled this out as one of many reasons why good urban design was vital for the sustainable development of New Zealand’s urban environment.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0203/S00016.htm


21: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00019.htm


22: Refugee Underclass Is Created By Government

Turning down asylum seekers without ensuring they leave New Zealand is pointless, ACT Immigration spokesman MP Penny Webster said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00098.htm


23: World Class New Zealanders Programme Announced

New Zealand businesses will have better access to leading specialists and experts around the world under a new Government programme announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00108.htm


24: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0203/S00007.htm


25: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0203/S00012.htm


26: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00020.htm


27: Is Air NZ Victim of More Market Manipulation?

News that the Australian Opposition will move to allow Ansett workers to sue Air New Zealand - despite last year's $300 million settlement with the administrators - puts our airline into grave uncertainty, ACT Commerce Spokesman Stephen Franks ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00097.htm


28: University staff reject secret offer

The Association of University Staff [AUS] has expressed dismay at reports of a 4.5% increase in Government funding of student numbers at universities in return for another freeze on student fees.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0203/S00013.htm


29: Mickey Havoc Bows Out Of BFM Breafast Slot

Auckland's 95bFM has regretfully announced the departure of its breakfast show host Mikey Havoc - the self-described "loud fellow who makes you feel good and gets your sexy ass moving every morning."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0203/S00011.htm


30: Hamilton Student Cake Turns To Hash Cookies

Today Green Party MP Nandor Tanzcos promised students the Green Party would end the student loan scheme and reinstate the Emergency Unemployment Benefit.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0203/S00014.htm


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