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1: Auckland Co-Operative Taxi Society Turmoil

Management Committee manipulate voting system Chairman and Vice Chairman voted out but refused to resign Members interrogated for collecting signatures for petition Further no confidence motions refused by committee

2: Bank Stories (1): Private Banks Built On Plastic

World travellers of the nineteenth century took it for granted that their wallets were stuffed with bank notes which came not only from different countries but from different private banks within those countries.

3: Bank Stories (4): Where Customers Are Seldom Right

Not too many years ago I trudged into the local BNZ laden down with coins which I had saved. Being a kindly type, and really feeling for the plight of workers, especially bank tellers who have the monotonous task of counting all those coins, I had bagged ...

4: Bank Stories (2): Why I Hate Banks

I hate Banks. I really do. It's the tellers I hate. Banks is the most arrogant teller in the country - he tells people what to do all the time - and charges them interest.Banks has done more harm to the country than Blumsky, Prendergast, Bell-Booth Shadbolt ...

5: Celebrating New Zealand’s Diversity

Increasing ethnic and cultural diversity in New Zealand calls for celebration rather than intolerance and hostility.

6: Flight School Owner Changes Story Again

While the media spotlight was on the mis-cues at the perennially "troubled" INS, the real news this week was that Rudi Dekkers was telling reporters a significantly different version of his relationship with terrorist ringleader Mohamed Atta than ...

7: Bank Stories (3): Robotic Bank Phone Encounters

There are times when management is unaware of the effects their policies and training programmes have at the branch level so I thought I would write to you about my recent experience.

8: Farmers can Minimise their "Auckland" Tax

Farmers can take steps to reduce their "Auckland" tax, says Federated Farmers of New Zealand (Inc) Vice President Tom Lambie.

9: Bank Stories (5): Pot Calls The Kettle Black

I see on Friday that you are asking people why they hate "Banks". Well I don't "hate" Banks. I think hatred is a kind of illness that pervades too much of the world.

10: NZ Diplomat Stabbed To Death In Solomon Islands

HONIARA: A New Zealand diplomat has died of stab wounds after she apparently disturbed burglers at her residence in the Solomon Islands, Radio Australia reports.

11: Pacific Adoption Of NZ State Model Disastrous

AUCKLAND (Pasifik Nius): The radical reforms imposed on New Zealand’s state sector in the late 1980s and early 1990s are being introduced in other Pacific nations with "disastrous effects", say delegates at a conference of public service unions taking ...

12: 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….

13: Act - sprinting into the valley of political death

Act-less: Is Act sprinting into the valley of political death? It’s nine years since Act’s parent organisation – the Association of Consumers and Taxpayers – was formed. Now with nine months to go before an election the Act Party is in serious trouble.

14: Transcript: “Earth Shattering” World Bank Scoop

Transcript of Interview of Greg Palast, Journalist for BBC and Observer, London, by Alex Jones

15: Indymedia Images Of 500,000 Barcelona Protesters

Eyewitnes account of a day out protesting by Guido... 9.ooam first port of call is Sagada familia for the "Lobby Busters" action. For the the first half hour there are few activists, many police and even more press.

16: Howard's End: The Truth Is Out There - Somewhere!

At last count, there were a dozen U.S. Congressional Committee's investigating the tragedies surrounding the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon. It is difficult to grasp the magnitude of the chaos, but as former FBI chief, J. ...

17: Young Nationals Conference 2002 "Ambitious For NZ"

NZ Young Nationals will be holding their annual conference in Wellington at Parliament Buildings in the Opposition Caucus Rooms (Room 3-034) on Thursday 21 - Saturday 23 March 2002.

18: Stateside with Rosalea: The Mastodon's New Hose

There's a popular US saying that refers to something being so obvious and so discomforting that nobody even mentions it - "the elephant in the living room". One such creature loomed large in the nation's living rooms last Sunday night when CBS broadcast ...

19: Plain English - Friday 15 March 2002

Thank you for your responses to Plain English. It's welcome and I see all of it. Some readers don't like the negative comment on the Government. I am working to more positive material, particularly as our policy making hits high gear. However no-one ...

20: 911 INVESTIGATION: Further Unanswered Questions

The following is the second part of a detailed analysis of the events of September 11th by anonymous analyst and netizen MalcontentX.

21: HARD NEWS 15/03/02 - Spite, Arrogance and Deceit

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... Chaos. Tears. People arrested but not charged with any offence, or driven away by private muscle. An autocrat who badgers and intimidates his political opponents and accuses them of things they have not done. No, not Zimbabwe. That's ...

22: Helen Clark Misrepresents Nuclear Situation

Prime Minister Helen Clark is seriously misrepresenting the United States position at a critical time in US-NZ relations, ACT Defence Spokesman MP Owen Jennings said today.

23: Maharey's Comments Complete Rubbish

The Prime Minister needs to tell her message boy, Steve Maharey to think straight before making comments, says National Party Leader Bill English.

24: 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 ...

25: Uri Avnery: An Apology

[In this weeks column Uri Avnery finds logic in the madness, without losing sight of the simple truth: its awful what is happening.].

26: Scoop Interactive: Do You Hate Banks?

Authors of the first ten stories about banks accepted for publication on Scoop will receive a free double pass to see The Bank Movie, opening on the biggest Screen in the Southern Hemisphere at the Embassy Theatre on March 28th and moving to the Paramount ...

27: Scoop Images: Martinborough Round The Vines

Images from yesterday’s Round The Vines walk/run in Martinborough, a fundraiser for the local school. The 10 or 21 kilometre route meanders through Martinborough’s vineyards, where competitors are encouraged to sample the produce. Silly costumes ...

28: Teradata has announced a new CRM offering

Teradata has announced a new CRM offering, scheduled to be available in NZ from July this year

29: Michael Rowbotham: Written In Belief

In this short book, I argue that there is strong evidence that the events of 11th September represent a terrorism of a kind not currently being discussed, and include the involvement of agents and agencies not publicly imagined as being associated ...

30: Flight 77 Mystery A Disinformation Campaign

"Then, when the government hands out photos of the actual impact taken by a security camera, the same media will work hard to dismiss all critics of the government, indeed the internet community as a whole, as not worthy of serious note. Intelligence ...

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