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1: The Count Is On: Labour 44 – All Others 23

The recently released electoral boundaries are a victory for the Labour Party. As a rule it is in the interests of the opposition party (National in this case) to create as many marginal electorates as possible. A whole swag of marginal seats is ...

2: BTL Q&A: Noam Chomsky On Middle East Conflict

Bush's support for Sharon is not very different from Clinton's support for Barak. Their policies are not all that different, and in fact the current actions have been fully supported by the political opposition, the Labor party in Israel which is represented ...

3: 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.

4: 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 ...

5: Forestry Giant Cut To Size At Award Ceremony

It's that time of year again. The winner of the Roger Award for the worst transnational corporation operating in Aotearoa/New Zealand in 2001 was named at an open-air evening event in Auckland on Friday April 12th. It was the fifth annual Roger Award, organized ...

6: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 30 April

Today’s questions concerned: Maori Television Service (1) - Mental Health System - Maori Television Service (2) - Kyoto Protocol (1) – Kyoto Protocol (2) Economic Management – Alliance Break-Up (1)- Paid Parental Leave – Air New Zealand - Treaty ...

7: Why did Maori TV use Millennium People?

Shareholding Ministers must explain why the Maori Television Service used Millennium People to head hunt John Davy, ACT Broadcasting Spokesman MP Penny Webster said today.

8: Questions For Oral Answer Tuesday, 30 April 2002

1. KATHERINE RICH to the Minister of Maori Affairs: In light of the dismissal of the chief executive of the Maori Television Service and widespread media reports of impropriety, does he accept that there were serious flaws in the Board's appointment ...

9: Brash’s interest rates tip inappropriate - Cullen

“It is completely inappropriate for the former Reserve Bank Governor, Don Brash, to comment publicly on what he expects will happen to interest rates in the May Monetary Policy Statement,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.

10: Was Maori TV Set Up To Fail?

John Davy's appointment and dismissal show why the Government should not be involved in broadcasting, ACT Broadcasting Spokesman MP Penny Webster said today.

11: Stateside with Rosalea - Photo Supplement

Two postmodern R2D2s, eager to board the Muni light rail on San Francisco's embarcadero, are dwarfed by the double-decker Bay Bridge slung above them. When travelling on the lower deck in the fog, you feel like you're in a Star Wars movie set.

12: 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.

13: Government Sells Out To Loony Green Fringe

New Zealand First is appalled that the Government has decided to appease loony fringe environmentalists in the Green Party ahead of the social and economic development of New Zealanders by being the first country in the world to impose a carbon tax.

14: Organic Produce No More Nutritious

Claims that organically produced food has superior nutritional benefits do not appear to be supported by the available evidence, according to a recent University of Otago study which is the first critical review of research comparing organic and conventional ...

15: Maori Television Service Overcomes Challenge

Maori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia said today that the Maori Television Service board had acted appropriately in promptly suspending and then dismissing its chief executive.

16: Maori TV-- How Come Labour Is Not Copping The Flak

New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters, is asking how, once again, the media is handling the current Prime Minister with the very softest of kid gloves, but was quite prepared to crucify a previous government on a similar issue.

17: David Miller Online: Why Did Le Pen Win?

Set against a backdrop of rising anti-Semitism in Europe and the situation in the Middle East, Jean-Marie Le Pen's victory has led the French and Europe to question the levels of political extremism that exists within their borders.

18: 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 ...

19: Maori TV Service Board Dismisses CEO

The Maori Television Service Board today dismissed Chief Executive, Mr John Davy for serious misconduct.

20: New Cannabis Study Shows The Law Is Racist

Green Party Drug Law Reform spokesperson Nandor Tanczos today said a new study from the Christchurch School of Medicine showed clearly that the current cannabis laws in New Zealand are applied in a racist manner and are a total failure at reducing ...

21: Heads Should Roll Over Botched MaoriTV Appointment

Heads must roll over the botched appointment of the Maori TV service chief executive, says National's Broadcasting Spokesperson, Katherine Rich. "This board appointed a chief executive to run a Maori TV channel who had never worked in television or ...

22: May Day: What's On Where On 1 May

AUCKLAND ~ protest in support of the Palestinian people, 4-40pm outside the US consulate. Organised by the Free Palestine Campaign which is sponsored by the Anti-Imperialist Coalition, for more info contact

23: 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.

24: Council to back illegal street racing bill

A private member’s bill to combat illegal street racing is to get the support of the Auckland City Council.

25: It’s Not Jim’s Fault! It’s…It’s.. His Secretary's

New Zealand First is appalled that Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton is attempting to avoid responsibility for passing off a piece of art as his own because his secretary drew it.

26: Kyoto - All Talk, No Action

The Green Party is deeply disappointed that the Government has ruled out a carbon tax before 2007, in the final strategy on Kyoto announced today.

27: 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 ...

28: 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.

29: 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.

30: 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 ...

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