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1: HARD NEWS 24/05/02 - Dear Prudence

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... There was never going to be a whole lot in this Budget. The economy is flush, but Michael Cullen set himself a cap of $6.125 billion dollars in new spending for his first three years - and spent most of it in his first year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00133.htm


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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00079.htm


3: The Green Room 001: Eco-Nation

LOOP Recordings Aot(ear)oa, in association with The Green Party of Aotearoa/New Zealand, are pleased to present The Green Room 001: Eco-Nation – a CD that reflects upon the state of New Zealand now. An era of creative evolution has seen a fresh sound emerge ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00251.htm


4: Howard's End: No Substitute For Honest Numbers

The Budget is forecasting growth at 3.1 per cent in each of the next two years but slowly falling after that, while the Government surplus is picked to reach $2.6 billion this year, $2.6 billion next year and $3 billion into the future. Oh really! Maree ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00134.htm


5: Keith Rankin: Macroeconomic Policy

Budgets are not what they used to be. The monetary policy statements the week before are marginally more interesting. They have taken over what budgets and mini-budgets used to do, the fine-tuning of the macroeconomy. That emasculation of fiscal policy ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00127.htm


6: Bin Laden’s Relatives Evacuated From NYC

Patrick Tyler of the New York Times is reporting from Washington: "In the first days after the attacks on Sept. 11, the Saudi Arabian ambasador to Washington, Prince Bandar ibn Sultan, supervised the urgent evacuation of 24 members of Osama bin Laden's ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00008.htm


7: Scoop Feature: British National Party Rises Again

The relatively strong showing in England’s recent local council elections by the anti-immigrant, racist British National Party (BNP) will understandably cause concern among Britain’s Muslims, Jews, and ethnic minority communities, actually fair-minded ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00129.htm


8: Sludge Report #137 – Where’s The Dosh?

Michael Cullen’s first three budgets for the Fourth Labour Government have been something of an exercise in diminishing returns.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00125.htm


9: School student refuses to wear Red and Black

It’s almost a sea of red and black at one of Christchurch’s primary schools today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0205/S00043.htm


10: National unplugged

Finance Minister Michael Cullen today rubbished Opposition claims that the budget was stingy and that a National government would have been more generous, saying the facts told a different story entirely.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00572.htm


11: Tube Talk: When Talk Show Hosts Attack

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00115.htm


12: Willie Jackson comments on Budget 2002

Urgent resourcing of the Waitangi Tribunal would be a key feature of the Alliance budget allocation for Mäori, Mana Motuhake leader and Alliance deputy leader Willie Jackson said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00564.htm


13: Shameful Naked Avians Exposed In Israel!!!

"Nude chickens are exposing themselves for all to see in Israel!!! Shameful, disgusting, lewd and vile!!! These creatures may expose vulnerable and disturbed people to carnal appetites for their pulsating, pink flesh. Stop it, stop it, we ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00249.htm


14: Cullen's comments cause dollar to drop

Dr Cullen's comments on the New Zealand dollar today show yet again this Labour government's complete commercial ineptness, says National's Finance spokesperson David Carter.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00578.htm


15: Opinion: Solomon Islands, The Quick, Easy Fix

Solomon Islands most recent history of resorting to the quick, easy solution to its many deep, structural problems once again reared its ugly head in the proposed toxic waste dumping on Makira's Weather Coast. It is difficult for many, certainly for ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00132.htm


16: The Road To ‘Welfare Serfdom’

Christian Heritage Labels Budget A Deceptive Yawn Lacking Growth Stimulus – The Road To ‘Welfare Serfdom’

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00250.htm


17: Scoop Images: Independence Day In East Timor (2)

Images from the New Zealand Defence Force of East Timor Independence Day Celebrations. Prime Minister Helen Clark is pictured visiting NZ troops at Suai.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00131.htm


18: Budget 2002 – Highlights for women

Budget 2002 includes a number of social sector initiatives that will directly benefit New Zealand women, Women’s Affairs Minister Laila Harré said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00560.htm


19: Keith Locke's Budget Speech

The Greens see almost no new spending in this budget to address the major global problems, such as the growing gap between the very rich and the very poor on our planet, or the huge differences in wealth and power between countries.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00571.htm


20: Powerco Expands Australian Operations

Powerco today announced plans to further expand its electricity service operations in Australia, by purchasing three field service businesses based in southeast Queensland for a value of approximately $A7.5 million ($NZ 10 million). Total annual revenue ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0205/S00227.htm


21: Budget Spend-Up On Beneficiaries Defies Logic

The budget news is that $131million is going to be spent on beneficiaries, particularly DPB recipients, with the aim of 'removing the barriers to work'.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00257.htm


22: We Could Cut Taxes Now

The $2.3 billion surplus in the Budget shows the government is grossly over-taxing New Zealanders, ACT leader Richard Prebble told a post-Budget breakfast meeting in the Beehive today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00570.htm


23: Middle Earth Sleep Walking To The Third World

When Labour came to power in 1999, they promised a fundamental change in the way that the New Zealand Economy would be managed.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00546.htm


24: 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


25: Nestlé Stand On GE Applauded

The Chairman of the Life Sciences Network, Dr William Rolleston, today applauded the public position taken by the Nestlé company on the use of genetically engineered products in its food manufacturing.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0205/S00033.htm


26: Response to Tertiary Education for PTEs

MEDIA RELEASE – 23 May 2002 Response to Tertiary Education for PTEs “Excellence, Relevance and Accessibility were the key words of the Associate Minister in framing his view of funding tertiary education. The announcement sends a clear message to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0205/S00055.htm


27: PM Post Budget Address To Auckland Chamber

Thank you once again for the opportunity to give this post-Budget address to the Chamber.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00580.htm


28: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00406.htm


29: Maori Radio Broadcasts Super 12 Final

Ruia Mai sports manager Henare Pryor wraps up the Telecom Super 12 rugby season with a live broadcast from the final between the Crusaders and the Brumbies tomorrow night (25/5/02).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0205/S00045.htm


30: NZ First Applauds Maori Sign Language Initiative

NZ First applauds the initiative in the budget to train more Maori-sign language interpreters. The government has set aside $225,000 for this purpose.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00556.htm

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