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1: 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 ...

2: Swedish Delegation Deported From Israel

A delegation of people from the Swedish "Palestinian Solidarity Group" has been refused entry into Israel. Two of the delegates are doctors and were attempting to come to the West bank in order to carry out an assessment of the current medical ...

3: Dirty Film For Dirty Minds

The film "In the Realm of the Senses" has now replaced the French sex-violence film "Baise-Moi" (transl. "F`~~k Me") in Beck's Incredible Film Fest currently running in Auckland (and then later in Wellington). "Baise-Moi" ...

4: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Palestinian Lives Not For Sale

"The Princess has just donated her Rolls-Royce and an ox," said the Saudi telethon host gleefully, pride swelling in his mid-sized chest.

5: Will Sanctions On Sharon Follow Those On Mugabe?

Green Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Keith Locke has welcomed the Government decision to impose sanctions on the Mugabe regime, but wants to know whether sanctions against the Sharon Government will follow.

6: Questions For Oral Answer Tuesday, 16 April 2002

1. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Prime Minister: Has President George W Bush or any United States Government official suggested to her or to any of her officials that New Zealand's moratorium on the release of genetically engineered organisms or its ...

7: Jewish Manifesto: Sharon is Israel's Worst Enemy

Many of us who have initiated and signed this manifesto lost family members during the Second World War. They died in concentration camps or perished in the mass graves of Eastern Europe.

8: Contact Energy To De-List From ASX

The board of Contact Energy Ltd today announced that the company would de-list from the Australian Stock Exchange as from July 1, 2002.

9: Scoop Feedback: Objectionable Content

In This Edition: Feedback On Censorship (Dave Crampton) - Facilitating The Feedback Loop - Scoop, Scoop And More Scoop - The Privy Council - Atomic Warrior

10: Removal Of Bodies From Jenin Refugee Camp

Earlier today the Israeli High Court gave permission for the International Committee of the Red Cross and Red Crescent ambulances to enter Jenin refugee camp and remove the bodies of the scores of dead that witnesses said were lying in houses and the ...

11: New Zealand Music Showcases On Television

NZ On Air is pleased to announce the funding of two television programmes dedicated to showcasing New Zealand’s music history.

12: Loyalty Cards: What's The Point Of The Points?

Chasing the dream of an overseas trip based on earning points while shopping with a loyalty card can be an exercise in futility, according to independent research by a leading New Zealand consumer organisation.

13: Bill English’s Campaign – It’s A Bit Of A Flutter

Faced with dire poll results, National leader Bill English chose the Sky City Casino complex in central Auckland to announce that he would campaign on a gamble… to deliver tax cuts for wealthy New Zealanders. Ironic really...

14: Report On Independent Petrol Retailers Released

The Associate Minister of Energy, Hon Paul Swain, today released a report on the role of independent retailers in the petrol market.

15: Journalists View Slaughter - Withdrawal In A Week

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon declared this morning that he will withdraw troops from “some” Palestinian towns over the next few weeks. Meanwhile reports of mass killings, of war crime proportions, are filtering out of refugee camps as journalists ...

16: Give Up On the Nats (Oh! I See You Have)

"Bill English and the National Caucus have themselves to blame for the appalling result in the latest NBR-Compaq poll," announced Libertarianz Leader and Tauranga Candidate Russell Watkins today. "Frankly though, I'm surprised that even 28% ...

17: New Supreme Court Of New Zealand Planned

After discussions that began back in 2000 and following wide consultation with stakeholders the Government has decided to establish a new Supreme Court of New Zealand and end appeals to the Privy Council, the Attorney-General Margaret Wilson announced today.

18: David Miller: The Man Of The Hour

In the mornings it is possible to catch an instalment of the German news channel DW-TV or the US diplomatic service both of which are recommended viewing to any mediaphile.

19: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –16 April

Today’s questions concerned: GE Moratorium & Free Trade Agreements – Alliance Break-Up (1) – PM’s Trip To US - Alliance Break-Up (2) – Changes On Tax Rates - Sentencing And Parole Reform Bill – Access To IT - Alliance Break-Up (3) – Sovereign Yacht Development ...

20: Encouragement In Keeping On Fitness Programmes

The “loneliness of the long distance runner” syndrome is a prescription for an early drop-off of involvement in fitness programmes, according to Lincoln University doctoral researcher Kim Sinclair.

21: Whose Bungle Was It Mr Mallard?

Education Minister, Trevor Mallard, needs to come clean with the public over the circumstances behind his sacking of Teachers Council head Kathie Irwin, says National MP, Murray McCully.

22: Utilicorp Issues $125 Million Of FRN’s

Auckland, 12 April; Deutsche Bank AG New Zealand announced today that it has arranged NZ$125 million of Floating Rate Note Issues for UtiliCorp Finance NZ Company. NZ$100 million of the notes are for 1 year and $25 million of the notes are for 6 months. ...

23: Scoop Feedback: Clark's Artistic Licence

I fail to believe the way influential people have been treating the latest "indiscretion" by the Prime Minister as nothing more than "naughty" or a simple case of an "error of judgement".

24: Des Helmore, Stanley Palmer, Johanna Pegler

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25: So Much For "Partnership"

Helen Clark's idea of "partnership" between central and local Government didn't last long, according to National's local Government spokesman Alec Neill.

26: Education Minister Accepts Resignation

Education Minister Trevor Mallard said today that he has accepted the offer of resignation from the chairperson of the Teachers’ Council Kathie Irwin.

27: Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington 15/4/2002

Helen Clark has been taking steps to shore up Labour's majority. For more than a month, Labour has been courting Winston Peters. There are signs that Labour is not really backing Margaret Wilson's campaign in Tauranga.

28: Still Images: "The Bank" Movie

Four still images from "The Bank", a new movie thriller set in the world of high finance, a modern day story of alchemy.

29: Privy Council Debate Unchanged

"The government's proposal to establish a Supreme Court to replace the Privy Council does not materially change the debate from a commercial sector perspective", Roger Kerr, executive director of the New Zealand Business Roundtable, said today.

30: Libz better for business than Nats

"Business New Zealand and the Chambers of Commerce are understandably keen to see the back of the Clark government," said Libertarianz Leader and Tauranga Candidate Russell Watkins today, but warned their "enthusiasm for getting Clark's ...

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