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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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00173.htm


2: Lindsay Perigo: The Death Of Pim Fortuyn

I've just heard of Pim Fortuyn for the first time.He is, or was, a Dutch politician. He's just been shot dead.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00103.htm


3: Volunteers Needed For Central Asian Dig!

Join the USCAP field team on archaeological excavations in a long forgotten and fascinating corner of Asia, then take a trip through the colourful mysteries of the ancient Silk Road cities. The blue-tiled madrassehs, minarets and mausolea of Samarkand, Bukhara ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0205/S00014.htm


4: Tube Talk: Watch Or Be Watched

Why do we watch reality TV? For the same reason that dogs lick their balls - because we can. And there sure is a lot of it around, possums. "Big Brother", "Temptation Island", "City Beat", that dreadful gardening show with Lyn of Tawa.... ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00042.htm


5: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00038.htm


6: Howard's End: Courts Need Fixing Urgently

The 89-page discussion document published yesterday by the Law Commission identifies a real mess over fairness and access to justice in our courts.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00041.htm


7: Feedback: 'Spinning the Integrity of a Nation'

Some politicians and bureaucrats have a saying, 'it's not what is right - it's what works'. This allows for greater manipulation and interpretation without acknowledging honesty. The public, however, expect people in all seats of power including those ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00043.htm


8: Kiwibank Runaway Success

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00175.htm


9: Australia-Thai Free Trade Agreement

Study on an Australia-Thai Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Points to Real Benefits for both Countries

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00016.htm


10: Keeping The Waka Stable

Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton has announced he will not stand under the Alliance banner at the next election. In this commentary he answers criticism over his position …

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00208.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: Welfare The Sound of Libertarian Laughter

"Today, we Libertarianz are laughing at statements from Sue Bradford," said Libertarianz associate social welfare spokesman, Sally O'Brien.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00090.htm


13: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0205/S00015.htm


14: Access To Census Results To Be Free Of Charge

From late May detailed 2001 Census results will be available free of charge on the Statistics New Zealand (SNZ) website, Statistics Minister Laila Harré announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00186.htm


15: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00037.htm


16: Feedback: Pity The School Teachers

Pity the school teachers, who unenviably find themselves sandwiched between the conflicting demands of taxpaying parents, that blithely send their children off to daily political correctness class; and their government employer, that preaches “good faith bargaining” ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00044.htm


17: Scoop Images: Ground Zero

Scoop Editor Alastair Thompson visited Ground Zero in Manhattan today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00033.htm


18: NGOs Oppose Re-Engagement With Indonesian Military

We are greatly troubled by Pentagon plans to significantly increase engagement with the Indonesian military (TNI).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00018.htm


19: Ministry Of Lies & Propaganda

"Don’t believe the Government propaganda machine," said Peter Osborne, Libertarianz Associate Spokesman for Education Deregulation, after reading a full-page newspaper advertisement from the Ministry of Education.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00101.htm


20: Labour's Housing Policy Misses The Point

United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne, says Labour's $72 million plan to build more state houses is missing the point.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00204.htm


21: Follow The Yellow Brick Road: Part Two

We learned from Part One that Pug Winokur began working in 1974 for David H. Murdock's companies based in Los Angeles, CA.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00030.htm


22: Impact Of Drinking Laws On The Young

- An estimated 16 alcohol related deaths of 18 and 19 year olds in the year 2000, at a cost of $41.940 million.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00096.htm


23: Household Labour Force Survey: March 2002 Quarter

Unemployment Rate at 5.3 Percent Statistics New Zealand's March 2002 quarter Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS) showed continued growth in overall labour supply. The working age population rose 16,400 (0.6 percent) over the quarter. This increase ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00100.htm


24: Robson Desperate For Publicity

Corrections Minister Matt Robson must be desperate for publicity for his new PC Party, given his re-announcement of a policy for kaumatua in prisons, says National's Justice spokesperson Wayne Mapp.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00206.htm


25: Kaumatua Visits Another Example Of Soft On Crime

Matt Robson's new scheme to allow kaumatua greater access to Maori in prison, is just another example of the Labour/Alliance government's soft-on-crime approach, ACT leader Richard Prebble says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00196.htm


26: Impressive Job Growth Reflects Success Of Policies

Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey says that latest job figures indicate that the Government's policies are working.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00202.htm


27: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00035.htm


28: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00036.htm


29: US Farm Bill Contains Huge GE Propaganda Programme

Not only does the United States Farm Bill introduce a $400 billion, 10 year subsidy programme for US farmers, it also sets aside NZ$180 million to convince overseas markets to accept genetically engineered crops and food, Green Agriculture Spokesperson ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00207.htm


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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0203/S00048.htm


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