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1: HARD NEWS 03/05/02 - Fright Club

Who's for an early election, then? For the second week in a row, it appears that the entire Parliamentary Opposition is up for it - even if they'd clearly get the fright of their lives if it happened.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00020.htm


2: Apple Puts On A High-Tech Display

Auckland, 2 May 2002 - Aucklanders have a chance to log-on to some of the world's funkiest computers and play with the latest digital tools and toys at the Apple Autumn Update Roadshow next week (May 9) at the Auckland Town Hall.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0205/S00006.htm


3: Keith Rankin: Feeding The Market

Recently, the suggestion was made (by Pamela Wade, a NZ Herald contributor) that Aucklanders should receive an Auckland allowance to top up their wages and salaries. The idea is not quite as silly as it sounds; after all Londoners receive a London ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00014.htm


4: A Modern Navy Matched To NZ's Needs

The future shape of New Zealand's maritime force was revealed today by Defence Minister Mark Burton.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00114.htm


5: The Real Deal: The Ultimate New Business Cold Call

Lest you think that my comment about the New York Stock Exchange is too strong, let's look at one event that occurred before our "war on drugs" went into high gear through Plan Colombia, banging heads over narco dollar market share in Latin America.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00069.htm


6: Is the Pakistan economy turning around?

General Pervez Musharraf has set himself up for election as president through the forthcoming referendum. He frequently mentions the success of his economic policies as one important reason for him to remain at the helm. Needless to say the health ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00004.htm


7: The Abortion Bonus

In a similar way to the economic upside that is now being attached to divorce – that it doubles the market – researchers are now redefining the economic and social consequences of abortion. Abortion used to be a purely moral issue with the debate surrounding ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00015.htm


8: Feedback – to Paulo Politico’s ‘Labour is Ahead'

Irrelevant Accusations and Paulo Politico's Response: The April 30 article 'Labour Ahead in Boundary Allocations' by Paulo Politico shows a lack of understanding of MMP. It's true that the changes have created a number of safe Labour seats. The only ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00016.htm


9: Call To Clog Courts Stupid And Irresponsible

“The call by the Green Party pro-cannabis member Nandor Tanzcos this week to ‘constipate the courts’ is unbelievably stupid and irresponsible,” according to New Zealand First leader Winston Peters.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00091.htm


10: Yawn...

Green MP Nandor Tanczos today said he was nearly put to sleep by the latest 'vigorous' attack from Winston Peters and felt obliged to respond only to help Mr Peters with his spelling and some basic points of law.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00097.htm


11: 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


12: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0204/S00017.htm


13: Advertisement For Career Intelligence Officers

3 May 2002 Prime Minister and Minister in charge of the Security Intelligence Service, Helen Clark, said today that the Security Intelligence Service is advertising again for career intelligence officers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00078.htm


14: 11 Internationals Join Trapped Palestinians

At about 6 p.m. today (ME time), a group of 24 international activists slipped past Israeli Defense Force roadblocks to enter Bethlehem's Manger Square. Running across the square, 11 were then able to enter the besieged Church of the Nativity through ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00007.htm


15: Image: Greenpeace Pickets Japanese Prime Minister

3 May 2002 - Greenpeace activists ask Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi to save face and stop whaling in Wellington.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00045.htm


16: J Day Sat 4 May 2002

Cannabis law reform activists in over 180 cities around the world will join together on Saturday 4th May 2002 for the largest ever celebration of cannabis.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00038.htm


17: Case For Aussie Rules On Dietary Supplements?

Australia would dominate the Board of the new agency that the New Zealand Government is proposing to regulate health products in this country, law firm Chen Palmer & Partners told a briefing at Parliament today hosted by Citizens for Health Choices.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0205/S00005.htm


18: Waiau Fandango: Apocalypse Force 2

If conditions deteriorate further, we may reach "apocalypse force 2",in which an unstable weather pattern brings squally showers of Hail fire and blood.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00017.htm


19: Diary of Jenin Refugee Camp

It was on Thursday, April 25, 2002, that I visited Jenin Refugee Camp. I will never forget what I saw there. What level of hatred could produce such devastation, I keep wondering.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00005.htm


20: A Letter Of Application To Maori TV Service

I can understand that you may be wary of some foreigner applying to head up Maori Television Services, but let me assure you, I am no John Davy. I am legitimately unqualified for the post and say so up front.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00010.htm


21: Bypass Arrests Over-Reaction - Kedgley

Green Transport Spokesperson Sue Kedgley today said the deployment of 20 police in riot gear to arrest 10 people occupying a heritage building on the route of the controversial Wellington inner city 'bypass' was a massive overreaction.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00076.htm


22: Libraries Seek Maori Views At Hui

A hui held last Wednesday by Christchurch City Libraries at Rehua Marae was aimed at promoting the continued development of services for Maori.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0205/S00013.htm


23: Correctives: Zero Fashion Atrocity Policy!!!

"The Corrective Party is now launching a Zero Fashion Atrocity policy. Many people report that they are traumatised by the sorry fashion choices of past decades. Under our Zero Fashion Atrocity policy, flares, platform shoes, afros, mullet hair ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00040.htm


24: How To Improve The Quality Of NZ's Health Services

"In order for health care services to achieve the best health outcomes, quality improvement should be the prime focus of health care delivery in this country." This advice is contained in a National Health Committee (NHC) report Safe Systems ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0205/S00008.htm


25: Deputy PM's Personal Attacks Undignified

"Jim Anderton's personal attack earlier today is from a man who publicly said he was leaving politics as a protest against politics being a bear pit," ACT Leader Richard Prebble said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00067.htm


26: First Four Views Of Universe From Upgraded Hubble

"Remarkable, breathtaking" are words jubilant astronomers are using to describe the first four views of the universe taken by the Hubble Space Telescope's new Advanced Camera for Surveys, released by NASA today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0205/S00002.htm


27: PM Unsurprised About National/Act’s Opposition

Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that she was not surprised that neither National nor Act are prepared to back transparency for MPs through the register of interests for all MPs.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00077.htm


28: Staunch Calls On Young To Vote For Free Education

The youth and student wing of the Alliance, Staunch, is calling on young people to vote for free education, as they head into their national gathering this weekend.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00039.htm


29: OECD Picks Solid Growth Path For NZ

Finance Minister Michael Cullen today welcomed the latest OECD economic survey of New Zealand saying it assumed continuing good growth.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00079.htm


30: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Hard News Is Here - Fright Club - Aucklanders Need To Work Fewer Hours - POV: Moving The Abortion Debate Beyond Morality - International Activists Join Nativity Siege - Motorsport News: Lets Get Ready To Rally

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00021.htm


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