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1: Screen Production Industry Taskforce Announced

The stars of New Zealand’s screen production industry are joining forces with the government to develop New Zealand’s innovative film and television industry.

2: What Woes Wellingtonians, Boxing Bill or Economics

Wellingtonians are unlikely to be seduced by the sight of a sweaty Bill English getting punched around inside a boxing ring. The Government's economic performance will. Paulo Politico considers a TKO.

3: Howard's End: Sth Oz Public Service Crackdown

The newly-elected Labour Government in South Australia is bringing in some of the toughest legislation ever and making changes to the law to sack directors of Government organisations including boards, public servants and even consultants if they don't ...

4: Scoop Images: Ground Zero

Scoop Editor Alastair Thompson visited Ground Zero in Manhattan today.

5: Kiwibank Runaway Success

The Kiwibank could be setting a world record for the speed of its branch openings.

6: Advert Outrages Secondary Teachers

A full-page Ministry of Education advertisement in the country’s metropolitan daily newspapers has outraged PPTA members.

7: Farewell Liz & Laila

"The Libertarianz Party welcomes the news that Alliance MP, Liz Gordon is considering leaving parliament," says Lindsay Mitchell, Libertarianz spokesman for the deregulation of welfare. "With any luck she will take Laila with her."

8: Scoop Images: Dublin Street Party

Up to 1000 people partied hard on the streets of Dublin yesterday on the south side of the River Liffey for three hours before the gardai (police) got their truncheons out and things turned ugly. It was the biggest event of its kind in the city and ...

9: Has Jim Anderton Lost It?

ACT Finance Spokesman MP Rodney Hide said today that being dumped by his own party has clearly placed far too much pressure on Jim Anderton.

10: Upton-on-line: French Election Special Edition

Despite going through the motions of declaring that a dreadful crisis had been averted, Jacques Chirac’s massive 82% to 18% win over Jean-Marie Le Pen had to be one of the least suspenseful election outcomes in electoral history.

11: Aviation Security Clarifies Laptop Confusion

The Aviation Security Service (Avsec) clarified today confusion surrounding the screening of laptop computers that airline passengers wish to carry as cabin baggage.

12: Feedback - Paulo Politico's Stats Add Up To Nill

Paulo Politico quoted lots of statistics that illustrate nothing more than the fact that parties tend to get a high percentage of the party vote where they also get a high percentage of the electorate vote. This is hardly surprising, it just means ...

13: BTL Interviews HRW's Joe Stork On Jenin

One thing we've found is a very disturbing pattern of willful killings, killings of civilians in circumstances where there doesn't appear to have been any military justification -- in cases where there was not ongoing armed conflict.

14: Release Of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Is Warmly Welcomed

Amnesty International warmly welcomes the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the main political party in Myanmar, the National League for Democracy (NLD). She had been held under de facto house arrest by the State Peace and Development ...

15: Secretary For Education Cannot Continue In Role

The Secretary for Education has politicised his role by placing misleading and highly biased full-page advertisements in daily newspapers, and cannot continue in the job, ACT Education Spokesman MP Donna Awatere Huata said today.

16: The 'Free Trade' Farce Continues

Green Agriculture Spokesperson Ian Ewen-Street today said free trade was being shown up as the myth it is by US moves to lift subsidies for its farmers to NZ $400 billion over 10 years.

17: Firas Al-Atraqchi: A Case of Rotten Coffee

The Israeli incursion into West Bank towns, the alleged Israeli massacres committed in the Palestinian refugee camps of Jenin, and the spectre of suicide bombers have provoked some stark commentary from luminaries around the world. In a speech made ...

18: David Miller: Why I Did Not March On May Day

In the course of my business and research I travel to Wellington frequently throughout the year. When in the capital, I make a point to visit the House of Representatives, the numerous art galleries and museums, the cafes and bars and enjoy the cities nightlife. ...

19: Stunning Swan Lake Returns

“The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s production of Swan Lake is stunning. The brilliance of the dancers, the set design, costumes and choreography is enthralling.” - National Business Review, 1996.

20: Howard's End: An Unaccountable Court

The New Zealand Government ratified the UN Treaty which establishes the International Criminal Court that comes into being on 1 July. But yesterday the U.S. renounced its obligation to support the Court because of flaws in its mandate that leaves the ...

21: World Owed An Explanation Over US Farm Subsidies

The United States owed the world an explanation over its proposed Farm Bill, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today.

22: The One Percent: Ghetto Schools That Suspend

One percent of secondary schools were responsible for nineteen percent of suspensions in 2001, ACT Education Spokesman MP Donna Awatere Huata revealed today.

23: A Little Of The Windfall Would Mean A Lot

A tiny portion of the Government’s $905 million budget surplus would go a long way towards settling the secondary teachers’ dispute, the PPTA said today.

24: National Prepared To Take On Treaty Challenge

If New Zealand is to move forward as a country there must be one standard of citizenship for all, National Party Leader the Hon Bill English said in a lecture to the New Zealand Centre for Public Law today.

25: Commission Applauds Court Of Appeal Decision

“The Court of Appeal has today put right a long-standing injustice”, said Chief Human Rights Commissioner, Rosslyn Noonan. She was commenting on the Court of Appeal decision in the case taken by the Director of Human Rights Proceedings, Mr Chris Lawrence, ...

26: Scoop Images: HipHop & Anti-capitalism In The Park

Panoramic image of a post-Mayday celebration of freedom loving New Yorkers held in Tompkin Square Park on Sunday May 5th.

27: 'Silly' Idea Becomes A Matter Of Life And Death

"Last year the Minister of Finance, Michael Cullen, called the idea of tax rebates for those with private health insurance 'silly', " observes Libertarianz spokesman for the deregulation of Health, Dr Richard McGrath."The considerable rise in ...

28: 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 ...

29: First Bill Arrives For Hobbs' Charter

The taxpayer has received the first bill for Marian Hobbs' TVNZ Charter, ACT Broadcasting Spokesman MP Penny Webster said today.

30: 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.

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