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1: Consultants Advise $400 Hour And Cocaine Habit

Being hideously overpaid and speeding like a mirror-happy motherfucker while producing work with absolutely no social worth whatsoever had a long track-record of success in numerous fields.

2: 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 ...

3: The Labour Party List

1. Rt Hon Helen Clark 2. Hon Dr Michael Cullen 3. Rt Hon Jonathan Hunt 4. Hon Steve Maharey 5. Hon Parekura Horomia 6. Hon Phil Goff 7. Hon Annette King 8. Hon Jim Sutton 9. Hon Margaret Wilson 10. Hon Mark Gosche 11. Hon Dover Samuels 12. Hon Trevor Mallard ...

4: Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington 29/4/2002

The media have failed to report that stories of an early election are Labour-inspired. While Helen Clark maintains she wants to govern full term, Ministers' press secretaries are telling journalists "off the record" that an early election is inevitable.

5: 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 ...

6: 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.

7: Labour Party List Shows Commitment To Youth

"The Labour Party has shown a clear commitment to youth by putting a large number of young people on its Party list today" said Labour Party Youth Vice-President, Alastair Cameron.

8: Trust The Claims Of A Massacre? Think Again……

Many people nowadays are getting very upset about the terrible massacre and the cold-blooded genocide the Israelis have been committing in Jenin. But not many people know the actual facts, and a history which speaks for itself.

9: 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 ...

10: Time To Move On

It is time for New Zealand to move on from grievances over the Treaty of Waitangi, says National Party Leader Bill English.

11: Rip Van English Re-Announces Failed Old Policy

“National Party Leader Bill English has thrown one more desperate dice in announcing his party’s election year policy on Treaty of Waitangi grievances,” New Zealand First leader Winston Peters said today.

12: National Bankrupt On Tertiary Education

Green Tertiary Education Spokesperson Nandor Tanczos today said suggestions from Lockwood Smith that students should never pay off their student loans, and die in debt were arrogant nonsense.

13: Images: Highlanders Put Brumbies To The Sword

Scoop’s man in Canberra Mark Graham was behind the camera for the Highlander’s upset 25-18 defeat of the home side, the Brumbies. The win puts the Highlanders at fourth on the table, and leaves defending champions the Brumbies struggling to make the ...

14: New Zealand Laughs On Air

It's going to be a season of mirth as NZ On Air funds some of New Zealanders' favourite comedy television for 2002.

15: Stateside With Rosalea: Time For A Sesqui

Talk about Tam and Tem, the new hot men! Midweek I switched from one channel - where Mr Temuera Morrison was looking dangerously polite in a promo for the new 'Star Wars' movie - to another, just in time to catch Mr Lee Tamihere being interviewed on the ...

16: New Zealand Music Month Quiz Issued To MPs Today

29 April 2002 Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Judith Tizard put her annual New Zealand music quiz to all Members of Parliament today in recognition of New Zealand Music Month which starts on Wednesday, 1 May. “Once again, I'll be ...

17: Plain English 26 April 2002

National's Workplace policy National's policy release programme is now in full swing. This morning I released our Workplace policy, which fits in with the plan to raise our economic prospects I released last week.

18: National’s Workplace Policy Old Fashioned And Back

“The PSA is disappointed with National’s proposed amendments to the ERA which reject the modern industrial relations approach of a partnership between employer and union and instead revert to the ‘us and them’ attitudes which prevailed under the Employment ...

19: National Out Of Touch With Treaty Issues

Monday, 29 April 2002 The National Party’s Treaty Policy shows just how out of touch its members have become with Treaty settlement issues, Minister in Charge of Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Hon Margaret Wilson said today.

20: Treaty Policy Leaves Unanswered Questions

National's Treaty of Waitangi policy is a good start but it leaves many questions unanswered, ACT's justice spokesman Stephen Franks says.

21: NZSO Announces Departure Of Concertmaster

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra announced today that Wilma Smith, NZSO Concertmaster, has resigned from her position effective from 31 December 2002. Fijian New Zealander Wilma Smith has held the position since 1993 when she made NZSO history by being ...

22: 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 ...

23: Teachers Vote In Favour Of Counter-Proposal

PPTA members have accepted a counter-proposal for a Secondary Teachers Collective Agreement put to them by the union last week.

24: Hide Welcomes National Support For Treaty Bill

ACT Finance Spokesman MP Rodney Hide today welcomed the National Party's endorsement of his private member's Bill to place a time-limit on Treaty of Waitangi claims.

25: Ethics 'Nobody's Business But Your Own!'

"Why not sack the whole council?" asked Peter Osborne, the Libertarianz associate spokesman for Education Deregulation, following the outcome of the judiciary inquiry clearing the ex head of the Teachers Council, Kath Irwin, of any wrongdoing.

26: Survey Explodes Myth Of ‘Gliding On’

The PSA welcomed the release today of the State Services Commission’s Career Progression and Development survey. “This is the first report of its type which systematically records the views, aspirations, and frustrations of public servants”, said PSA national ...

27: Phantom Fraudsters

Five pre-school centres have been closed and their operators face fraud charges for allegedly creating phantom pupils to boost their government funding. "Why am I not surprised?" responded Peter Osborne, the Libertarianz Associate Spokesman ...

28: Again - Israel Denies UN Fact-finding Team

The Israeli cabinet decided last night not to allow the team in the region. Communications Minister Reuven Rivlin, accused the United Nations backing off agreements made with Israel so it would not be allowed to arrive.

29: 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 .

30: 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.

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