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1: Scoop Images: Palestinian Solidarity In Auckland

Photos taken by Chloe Heffernan at the Auckland Museum Sunday - a prayer (written by a Christian, Muslim and Jew ) was offered at the Palestine (West wall) and to the beat of a drum (from Hebron in Palestine) those present walked to an olive tree ...

2: Banning “Bully” a paedophile’s daydream

The Society for the Promotion of Community Standards Inc. applied to the Film and Literature Board of Review on May 7, 2002, for an interim restriction order to be imposed on the R18 film “Bully” which was screening as part of the Beck’s Incredible ...

3: 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 ...

4: Scoop Satire: “Stop me before I run again!”

A desperate phone-call to the Parliamentary Electoral Office by outcast Reliance leader Jim ‘Jim’ Anderton has increased concerns for his safety as his whereabouts remain unknown this evening.

5: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 21 May 2002

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: When did she or her staff become aware that there was no Crown Law Office opinion reportedly clearing her of art fraud, and what actions did she or her staff take when they found out?

6: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 21 May

Today’s questions concerned: Crown Law Paintergate Opinion – Workforce Skills – Maori Television Service (MTS) – Time Limited Benefits – SSC Report On MTS – Racism And Drug Prosecutions – Teacher Pay Negotiations – Mental Health Blueprint Report ...

7: 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.

8: Scoop Links: "Planes As Missiles" Warnings

The following useful set of precis and links highlights publications which shed useful light on questions raised by recent revelations that the White House was warned in August last year about Al Qaeda hijacking plans.

9: Millennium People Break Silence

These reports are fundamentally flawed because the investigators were told by Millennium People (MPL) that MPL held relevant information of a written and verbal nature which it was likely they had not received. However, Ernst & Young did not speak to ...

10: Genetically Engineered Crops Add High Costs


11: CEO Appointment: MFAT

The State Services Commissioner, Michael Wintringham, announced today the appointment of Simon Murdoch as Chief Executive and Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Mr Murdoch is presently New Zealand's High Commissioner to Australia, ...

12: No Consultation On Reappointment

The Government should have consulted with the Opposition before making such a significant reappointment as the head of the Serious Fraud Office so close to an election, says National Deputy Leader Roger Sowry.

13: New report on cost of electricity generation

A report released today indicates that the marginal cost of electricity generation is about 5 cents a standard unit.

14: Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington 20 May

First, the good news. Dr Cullen has adopted ACT's policy of a 19.5% tax rate for business. The new rate is in the Taxation (Annual Rates, Maori Organisations, Taxpayer Compliance and Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill introduced to Parliament last week ...

15: David Miller: Why Rugby is so Strong in the South

The South Island, or should I say Christchurch, is once again in the grip of rugby fever. The Super 12 final is less than four days away and Christchurch is hosting the final for the first time. The only other New Zealand side in the semi finals ...

16: 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.

17: Millennium People pleased to have been vindicated

Millennium People director Wayne Ball said today, the company was pleased to have been vindicated by the State Services Commission report which investigated a) the engagement process for Millennium People Ltd to provide recruitment services to the ...

18: 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.

19: 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 ...

20: Unemployment Rate Actually 8.4%

"According to newly released 2001 Census figures from Statistics New Zealand, the unemployment rate on Census night was 8.4%" says Lindsay Mitchell, Libertarianz spokesman for the deregulation of welfare.

21: Natalia Zawidowski: The True Arafat

Is Arafat a terrorist or simply a powerless politician who has no control over the 9 Palestinian terrorist groups on an international list of 17 terrorist organizations? If indeed he has no power to reign in suicide killers, why keep a powerless leader ...

22: Reappointment Of The Director Of The SFO

The State Services Commissioner, Michael Wintringham, announced today the reappointment of Mr David Bradshaw as the Chief Executive and Director of the Serious Fraud Office for a further term of five years.

23: Feedback: What About West Irian?

Good story; but what has long, to me, been more surprising in the light of the considerable ( and entirely justified) publicity given to East Timor, is that the even more blatant and longstanding Indonesian grab of West Irian has almost no opposing champions at ...

24: MTS welcomes SSC, Ernst & Young reports

The Chairman of the Maori Television Service, Derek Fox, today welcomed reports from accounting firm Ernst & Young and the State Services Commission dealing with the performance of former CEO John Davy and executive recruitment firm Millenium ...

25: Carter's Trip in Cuba Sabotaged by Bioweapons

Not since the Cuban Revolution in 1959 has a sitting or former U.S. president visited the island of Cuba. However, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, with a personal invitation from Cuban President Fidel Castro, has made a five-day visit to the island ...

26: Scoop Archive: 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 ...

27: Oxygen Wins Asia-Wide Export Contract

International Paper (IP) has selected Oxygen Business Solutions to implement SAP enterprise software throughout four beverage packing businesses located in China, Korea, Taiwan and Japan, and in the IP Asia Head Office in Hong Kong.

28: ACT Slams Tax Apartheid

ACT leader Richard Prebble says his party strongly opposes the government's proposal that Maori authorities and trusts pay only 19.5 percent tax, rather than the 33 percent rate that applies to all other businesses and trusts.

29: 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:

30: Census Information Contradicts Minister

"Only yesterday I questioned Steve Maharey's competency in handling the huge problem that welfare has become for this country," says Lindsay Mitchell, petitioner for a Parliamentary review of the DPB.

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