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1: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00051.htm


2: Are New Zealanders Bad Drivers?

In a surprise result, the Automobile Association’s latest member survey ranks ‘Driver Behaviour’ as motorists’ top concern. In fact, it is more than twice as much a concern as congestion and safety, which are currently higher profile issues. When asked to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0204/S00062.htm


3: Brash Resigns

Reserve Bank Governor Don Brash today announced his resignation from the Bank, to take effect immediately.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00172.htm


4: HARD NEWS 26/04/02 - Soldiering On

One of the more notable - and welcome - social shifts in the past decade or two has been the rehabilitation of Anzac Day. When I was younger, poppies were sold and the day was observed, but there was a disconnection of some sort - perhaps because the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00150.htm


5: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00079.htm


6: Leaked WTO Doc Exposes Demands To 29 Countries

In the most significant leak since the Multilateral Agreement on Investment was exposed to public scrutiny in 1997 and eventually sunk, drafts of the European Union's 'requests' of other countries in the WTO services negotiations have just been posted on a European ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00117.htm


7: Brash’s Resignation A No-Confidence Vote

The shock resignation of the Reserve Bank Governor raises serious questions about the credibility of the Labour/Alliance government's fiscal policies, ACT leader Richard Prebble says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00382.htm


8: Securities Commission Air NZ Report Embarrassing

The Securities Commission report into comments made by Helen Clark is a gift to those who claim that New Zealand securities regulation lacks integrity, ACT Commerce Spokesman Stephen Franks said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00413.htm


9: Dr Brash’s contribution acknowledged

“Reserve Bank Governor Don Brash has been a leading central banker, recognised around the world for his commitment to price stability,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00377.htm


10: Upton-on-line - Diaspora Edition 26/4/2002

Unavoidably, the unimaginable mess that the French presidential election has spawned for the Fifth Republic; some reflections on whether there are any lessons for New Zealand; and (for the initiated) a Resource Management Act bone on which there still ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00145.htm


11: Brash Back Out Of The Closet

“Twenty-two years after he last stood for the National Party the Reserve Bank Governor has reminded us of his politics,” New Zealand First Leader, Winston Peters said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00387.htm


12: English Delighted By Announcement

National Party Leader Bill English says he is delighted by the announcement that the Governor of the Reserve Bank, Dr Don Brash is to stand for National in this year's election.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00385.htm


13: Zero Tolerance Makes Zero Sense

We need a New York-style zero tolerance approach which has reduced violent crime in that city by 30 percent,” said ACT party leader Richard Prebble on March 22. The press release goes on to state that violent crime in New Zealand has risen by 14.9 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00142.htm


14: Brash Resignation: Cullen On Radio New Zealand

GEOFF ROBINSON: Joining us now is the Minister of Finance Dr Michael Cullen, good morning Dr Cullen. DR MICHAEL CULLEN: Good morning Geoff. ROBINSON: What are you going to do for a Governor of the Reserve Bank now that Don Brash has resigned.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00392.htm


15: Supercomputer Weather: Mayday Around The Globe

The following images show May Day (May the 1st) weather forecasts for the US East & West Coasts, Europe, The Middle East, South America and Australasia.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00143.htm


16: Feedback: Readers Defend English’s Bible Knowledge

Andre Hanson felt it necessary to correct Mr. English's press release regarding his plans for a memorial and the biblical citation therein. Now I find I must correct Mr. Hanson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00146.htm


17: Keith Rankin: Heyerdahl and Atlantis

In the last two weeks, Thor Heyerdahl (of Kon Tiki fame) died . And BBC World rescreened two Horizon programmes, Atlantis Uncovered and A tlantis Reborn Again .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00144.htm


18: Thanks Don

Retiring Reserve Bank Governor Don Brash has calmly and assuredly held a major role in New Zealand’s economic development for many years, and he will be missed, probably much more than we realise, Employers & Manufacturers Assoc (Central) chief executive ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00174.htm


19: Activists Say Shampoo Company Tortures Animals

Animal rights activists say Shampoo company tortures animals "I hope they lose hundreds of thousands of dollars"

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00167.htm


20: Carter Welcomes Brash To National

National's Finance Spokesman David Carter says he welcomes Don Brash's decision to stand for National at this year's election.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00389.htm


21: Feedback - Restoring Testosterone

Ms. Burstyn, I want to thank you for your recent article entitled "Restoring Testosterone". While I disagree with many of the qualifications of being "a man", I am pleased at any time that a person recognizes their own prejudices and takes any step to reconcile ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00149.htm


22: An ANZAC – In Memory of a Man of Peace

This man lived in Papakura, a town about 30 kilometres south of Auckland City, New Zealand. He had witnessed the worst and the best of human endeavour. He called himself Chino. His simple life's story made an impact, he shared his wisdom and he passed ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00141.htm


23: Australian Pest Takes A Knock

Painted apple moth numbers are falling dramatically as the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry’s targeted aerial spraying programme takes effect in west Auckland.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0204/S00061.htm


24: Amnesty Statement On Jenin Fact-Finding Team

Israel/OT: Amnesty International Statement To The United Nations About The Fact-Finding Team To Inquire Into The Events In Jenin

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0204/S00105.htm


25: Dr Brash congratulated for backing his principles

Dr Don Brash's resignation as Governor of the Reserve Bank is not altogether unexpected given his increasing frustration with New Zealand's economic performance, the chief executive of the Employers & Manufacturers Association (Northern), Alasdair Thompson ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00178.htm


26: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Hard News Is Here! - Don Brash Resigns, Will Stand For National - Anzac Remembrance: Chino’s Story - Upton-on-line: Lessons From Le Pen - Keith Rankin: Heyerdahl and Atlantis

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00151.htm


27: Enron: The Anatomy of a Cover-Up

Fitts believes that the most damning evidence in the Enron case was allowed to slip away so that political damage to the current administration could be minimized and money stolen protected from recapture.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00066.htm


28: Feedback: Restoring Testosterone- A Critique

Nice article, only it comes a little too late. At one time, when the movement you describe was young( I'm 40), I considered myself to be an enthusiastic supporter of women's rights. I have watched, all of my cognizant life, feminism grow from a ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00148.htm


29: PM Slips Up Again - English

"Today's Securities Commission report shows that Helen Clark has again fallen below standards expected of the Prime Minster," says National Leader Bill English

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00408.htm


30: Government Wants Report Into Maori TV Head

Finance Minister Michael Cullen said he was concerned at an article in today’s New Zealand Herald casting doubt on the CV and credentials of John Davy, the newly appointed chief executive of the Maori Television Service.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00376.htm


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