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1: Upton-on-line: Diaspora Edition 23rd May 2002

Upton-on-line explores a remarkable speech by Bill English on treatyology. Upton-on-line does not involve itself in partisan wrangles. But this speech – researched by Bernard Cadogan – is so exceptionally interesting that he can safely recommend it to readers ...

2: 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 ...

3: Mr 1% Seriously Deluded… Again

“The decision by Richard Prebble, who never polls over 1% in the preferred Prime Minister polls, to not contest this year’s election is the most positive step that could have been taken by that party,” New Zealand First leader Winston Peters said ...

4: 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.

5: Tube Talk: When Talk Show Hosts Attack

When it comes to humiliating yourself on television, noone does it better than the British.

6: 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.

7: Images: Campaign Against The Atomic Warrior

In the Bay of Lorient (Brittany, France), AREVA, financial holding made of the whole nuclear industry, except waste management, is continuing its greenwashing operation through the sponsoring of the Défi Français (the “French Beat”, which is the French ...

8: MP Quiz results show encouraging talent awareness

Judith Tizard has praised her parliamentary colleagues for their high level of local music knowledge, as revealed in the results of her annual New Zealand Music Quiz today.

9: Response To Mr David Lame

In response to the seemingly never-ending pollution spilling from Mr Lane's mouth, may I offer the following to his latest SCOOP excretions.

10: Marian Hobbs says Richard Prebble is a realist

Wellington Central MP Marian Hobbs says she understands ACT Leader Richard Prebble's decision not to stand in the electorate at this year's General Election.

11: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 22 May 2002

1. H V ROSS ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he received on the state of the New Zealand economy?

12: ACT Leader To Stand For The List Only

ACT Leader Richard Prebble announced today he had decided not to stand for Wellington Central but to campaign for the party list vote.

13: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 22 May

Today’s questions concerned: Economy – Crown Law Opinion Mystery – Youth Unemployment – Millennium People Gagging – Skills – MTS And Horomia - Maori Authority Taxation – ACC – Mental Health – PPTA Settlement Costs – East Timor Deployment – Progressive ...

14: Democracy V Margaret Wilson

The decision to abolish the right of appeal to the Privy Council and replacing this with a new 'Supreme Court' is unjustified and disturbing. The Privy Council protects us from political 'stacking' of our courts. Political considerations mean it is not ...

15: The New Write 20/5/2002

National’s qualifications policy, released last week, will make a significant dent in the level of student debt facing students, says Young Nationals Chair Grant Tyrrell.

16: ScoopSatire: Innovative US Environmental Scheme

Scoop is publishing satirical articles from the Babylon Express newspaper. Those easily offended and not often amused should avoid this content. See authors note at the end of this article for more information about the Babylon Express.

17: Freedom Of Speech Policy

In light of the debate regarding the Becks Incredible Film Festival and the movies Baise Moi, Visitor Q, and Bully, Libertarianz Spokesman on Free Speech Scott Wilson today announced the Libertarianz policy on censorship: in short, no Censorship.

18: 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.

19: 'Hot' Money Driving The Exchange Rate Up

Short term 'hot' money arriving to take advantage of our unnecessarily high interest rates is the only explanation why the New Zealand dollar is rising so rapidly.

20: Let’s Really Check The Cheque: Peters

New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters wishes to ask some questions that others should be asking about the cheque that never arrived.

21: 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 ...

22: 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.

23: Would PPTA Head Attend An ACT Conference?

Cosiness between Labour politicians and teacher union leaders is distressing for parents, ACT Education Spokesman MP Donna Awatere Huata said today.

24: 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.

25: 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 ...

26: ACT New Zealand Confident of Electoral Success

ACT New Zealand President Catherine Judd said today the party was in full campaign mode and ready for an election in late July.

27: ACT running "new style" campaign

Richard Prebble’s decision not to stand for Wellington Central shows that ACT will run a new style of campaign focusing exclusively on the list vote, according to the Wellington President of ACTivists, Lucas Nagorcka.

28: Liz Gordon Announces She Will Stand Again

Alliance MP Liz Gordon today announced that she had decided to stand again for the Alliance at the year's general election. An abridged version of her speech in Parliament's general debate follows.

29: Laila Harré Welcomes Liz Gordon’s Announcement

Alliance Leader Laila Harré has welcomed Liz Gordon's announcement that she will stand for Parliament again this year.

30: Extensive business consultation on Kyoto Protocol

New Zealand business has been consulted extensively and continues to be consulted on climate change policy, says the Convenor of the Ministerial Group on Climate Change, Pete Hodgson.


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