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1: Labour Member Arrested At Party Conference

Labour has reached an all time low when it actually puts its own members in prison for trying to attend the Party conference. However at this weekend’s Labour conference this is exactly what happened.

2: Car imports take new safety rules in their stride

Fears that used car importers would be forced out of business by new frontal impact rules have proved to be completely groundless, based on a near-record 11,929 used cars imported in April, the first month that the new standard came into operation.

3: Stateside: The People vs. the Executive Office

Heaven knows, I didn't go to the Amelia Earhart Symposium at the Western Aerospace Museum on May 17-18, 2002, in order to become intrigued about that pioneering pilot's disappearance. She flew. She fell out of the sky. Joni Mitchell wrote a song about ...

4: Labour Has Taken Wellington For Granted

United Future leader and Ohariu Belmont MP, Hon Peter Dunne, has rubbished claims the Labour Government has been good for Wellington.

5: Feedback: Not My Prob You Can't See Past Hooters

I'd like to say that Baise Moi is a thought-provoking social statement on the rape-culture that permeates our patriarchal society. I'd like to say that, but I can't, since I haven't been able to see it, and it's rather silly to make outrageous assertions ...

6: Genetically Engineered Crops Add High Costs


7: Don't Count Me Out Of The Next Govt - Anderton

Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton says he expects to have a role in a future Labour-led government, despite intimations at the weekend’s Labour Party congress that the senior coalition partner could govern alone.

8: Text Of Nick Kelly's Banned GATS Leaflet

This was the text of the leaflet I wasn't allowed to take into the Labour conference:

9: Oxfam's Free Trade Recipe For The Third World

Oxfam International's report "Rigged Rules and Double Standards" on Trade, globalisation and the fight against poverty is a brave attempt at combining two paradigms. However, when two paradigms are incommensurate, putting them together only creates a schizophrenic ...

10: Baise Moi ‘Fascists’ And Free Speech

In an article entitled “Film festival censorship simply fascist”, Scott Wilson, Spokesman on Free Speech for the Libertarianz Party, bemoans “the banning” of the films Visitor Q, Baise Moi, and Bully, calling it “a jackbooted attempt by book-burning busybodies ...

11: Pre-September 11 Reports of Terrorist Threats

Waking September 11, 2001, felt like one of those nightmares where I think I've woken up until the monster leaps out to grab me. It took weeks for me to grasp that the two 110 story tall towers I used to be able to see through my window as I typed were ...

12: Steve Maharey Spinning Again

"Those of us paying for the DPB have a right to know what Mr Maharey is doing with our money," says an angry Lindsay Mitchell, Petitioner for a parliamentary review of the DPB. "We can have no confidence in a Minister who completely changes ...

13: SSC Report still doesn't answer questions

"The State Services Commission report into the hiring of Millennium People only confirms that the 'bunch of amateurs' are more likely to be on the Board of Maori Television Service and Te Puni Kokiri," says National's Broadcasting spokesperson ...

14: Baise Moi, Plain Smut and Violence?

For the moral high-grounders among us the decisions to ban the movie Baise Moi both in New Zealand and Australia must seem like a victory for all that is good in the world. Certainly Baise Moi is pornographic in many aspects. There's real-time sex ...

15: 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 ...

16: Lack Of Responsibility Recipe For Disaster

The lack of accountability and Ministerial responsibility for the new Maori Television Service is a recipe for disaster, National Maori Affairs Spokesperson Georgina te Heuheu said today.

17: Say Sorry For Policy Of Silence

East Timor's Independence must be celebrated. And New Zealand must share in that, but we must also say sorry for past government's policy of silence, a policy nurtured significantly in the 1990s by the then New Zealand Foreign Minister Don McKinnon.

18: Michael Cullen Address To Labour Party Congress

This Conference has been about preparing to earn victory at this year’s General Election. It has been about reminding ourselves of our achievements in office for the last two and a half years and about the direction we hope to take our fellow New Zealanders ...

19: Feedback: Hooters, Not Personal Development

BSB’s article makes some good points, but it misses what I see as the big picture.

20: The Father of All Give-Away Budgets

The Father of All Give-Away Budgets: ACT Alternative Budget 2002 Speech by Richard Prebble

21: Goff appalled by English politicisation of murders

Justice Minister Phil Goff is appalled National leader Bill English has misrepresented the new Sentencing Act in an attempt to make political capital out of the recent tragic killings in Auckland.

22: Enough is enough of Alliance charade

National has written to the Speaker of the House labelling the Alliance split a "charade" and asking him to formally put a stop to it.

23: E-commerce Heavyweights Deliver Good News

New Zealand’s uptake of e-commerce continues to improve which will bring benefits to the new economy. This was the message delivered by speakers at the E-Commerce 2002 Sector Forum, which took place in Wellington today.

24: Successful Fonterra Directors Have Big Job

National's Agriculture spokesman Gavan Herlihy has congratulated Greg Gent, Jim van der Poel and Earl Rattray on their successful election to Fonterra's board.

25: Scoop Link: CBS - What Bush Knew Before Sept. 11

SCOOP EDITORS NOTE: CBS News is being attributed with breaking the news of White House foreknowledge of the 911 hijackings. The following are links to their Scoop reports.

26: Greenpeace clarifies incident with Areva boat

Auckland 20 May, 2002: Last Saturday in Lorient, France, an incident occurred with a Greenpeace inflatable and the official French entry into the America's Cup "Defi Areva".

27: HARD NEWS 17/05/02 - Most Unseemly

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... well, let's hope the police have the right men, and all of them. You didn't need to live in South Auckland to feel a sense of dread this week in the wake of three armed robberies - two of which culminated in cold-blooded ...

28: Stateside with Rosalea: Tourist edition

Golly, it was an eventful week. What with a 5.2 earthquake to get us going - the building I live in swayed like a blues mama - and then the new tabloid format of the 'San Francisco Examiner', with its flip-over two front pages, followed by the ...

29: Pay Rise For Defence Force Personnel

All uniformed defence personnel will receive a pay rise from June 30 this year, Defence Minister Mark Burton announced today.

30: Inquiry Reveals No Lapse In Aviation Security

A starting pistol and a knife brought into New Zealand by a German tourist were in a rucksack stowed in the hold of the aircraft on which he was travelling, says the Aviation Security Service (Avsec).


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