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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: Questions For Oral Answer Wednesday, 17 April 2002

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: In light of media reports that members of the Alliance yesterday attended separate faction meetings in Hon Jim Anderton's and Hon Laila Harré's offices instead of their regular caucus meeting, and that the ...

3: Scoop Feedback: The Big "I AM"

The Prime Minister, in response to a question in the House (16 April) asking "Why does she think that accusing every other MP of art forgery will make her own less deceitful than it was?" responded with "I am making no such allegation ...

4: Feedback: Critical On Israel/Palestinian Coverage

Regarding your article 'Journalists View Slaughter As Sharon Declares Withdrawal Plans - March 16 2002' I would like to ask how you can print unsubstantiated evidence, what happened to innocent until proven guilty. You obviously have no handle on the ...

5: 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.

6: Howard's End: The Original Sin

It is a catastrophe when evil triumphs, but it is an even greater catastrophe if it compels the just to resort to injustice in order to combat it. Time has never settled the Anglo-American differences over the major responsibility for the Middle ...

7: 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 ...

8: 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.

9: The Truth About ‘The Occupation’

When trying to analyze the middle-east conflict one encounters the same pictures and words over and over again. "Terrorism" cry the frustrated and frightened Israelis, "occupation" say angry Palestinians raising their clenched fists. ...

10: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –17 April

Today’s questions concerned: Coalition Stability – Income Tax Cuts – PM’s Art Controversy (1)- Local Govt Bill And The Treaty – Zimbabwe - – PM’s Art Controversy (2) – Internet Support For Principals - Electoral (Integrity) Amendment Bill - Overseas Investment ...

11: Big News: The Great Trade Robbery

This week Oxfam released a report accusing the rich world of robbing the poor world of $100 billion a year by abusing the rules governing world trade.

12: Tube Talk: Tally Ho, Old Trout

Like any good Catholic boy, I love funerals. The hats, the flowers, the clenched jaws, and the creeping realisation you’ll eventually die yourself ­ it’s all good. Add the fabulously dysfunctional Royal Family farewelling their gin-swilling queen ...

13: 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.

14: 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" ...

15: Feedback - 0 factual delivery/0 objectivity

In a search for other material, I have encountered your article on the Israeli military operation in West Bank and have read it with a great deal of interest. After all, it is surely interesting how the Middle East fighting is reflected in oh so distant ...

16: Israel Says No War Crimes - UN Issues 3 Demands

The UN has issued three demands of Israel after UN relief workers entered Jenin refugee camp this morning with two truckloads of food and water. It was able to start distribution, but was prevented from completing it by the Israeli Defense Forces.

17: MARIA by Guido Dettoni della Grazia

MARIA is an exhibition of the sculptural sacred artwork of Italian artist Guido Dettoni della Grazia. After visiting several cathedrals and churches in Europe, since January 2002 it has been permanently installed in the 16th Century Church of Santa Maria ...

18: PM Must Resign As Minister Of Arts

'Paintergate' has become such an embarrassment for the Prime Minister she must do the honourable thing and resign her position as Minister of Arts and Culture, says National Party Leader Bill English.

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: 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.

21: Feedback: "The Government" Has No Clothes

I write to you to express my sympathy to you and your colleagues for being libelled in parliament by the Prime Fraudster.

22: Bush & The Jihad Schoolbook Scandal

Or perhaps I should say, "Have you heard about the Afghan Jihad schoolbook scandal that's waiting to happen?" Because it has been almost unreported in the Western media that the US government shipped - and continues to ship - millions of Islamist (that's ...

23: NZ First Will Repeal Reserve Bank Act

New Zealand First will amend the Reserve Bank Act and make export, growth, and employment objectives part of the policy targets agreement between the new government and the Governor of the Reserve Bank after the next election.

24: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Brand Israel A Terrorist State

The current massacing of Palestinian civilians in the refugee camp of Jenin and the cities of the West Bank reminded me of a story my Serb teacher told me in high school more than twenty years ago.

25: Scoop Archive: Open Letter To The World By Ariel Ben Attar

I understand that you are upset by us, here in Israel. Indeed, it appears that you are quite upset, even angry. (Outraged?) Indeed, every few years you seem to become upset by us. Today, it is the "brutal repression of the Palestinians"; ...

26: Des Helmore, Stanley Palmer, Johanna Pegler

ANNA BIBBY GALLERY 26 Kitchener Street. Auckland 1 Ph. 09 302 2599 mail:

27: 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.

28: 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...

29: Over 50,000 Graduates Benefit From Loan Reduction

A scheme to ensure graduates reduce the principal on their student loan as well as repaying interest delivered real benefits in its first year of operation, Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Minister Steve Maharey said today.

30: The New Write 17/4/2002

’Paintergate’ has become such an embarrassment for the Prime Minister that she must do the honourable thing and resign her position as Minister of Arts and Culture, says National Party Leader Bill English.

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