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1: Howard's End: The Squeeze On Gold

The price of gold and gold stocks is sky-rocketing with Central banks across the world coming in for severe criticism for the way they have sold official gold reserves, although in a disguised form. Maree Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00174.htm


2: Keith Rankin: Riding The Economic Bi-Cycle

The New Zealand dollar has risen 22% in just over 8 months. The agent that revived the New Zealand economy - the low dollar - is no more. The New Zealand economy is switching from one cycle to another.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00020.htm


3: Guest Opinion: Don't Let Them Fool You, Folks

They might have been surprised by the ferocity of the attacks, but the highest-ranking members of the George W. Bush administration knew before Sept. 11 that something terrible was going to happen soon.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00018.htm


4: Tube Talk: Showbiz 'Aint News, TVNZ

Let's speak plainly ­- TVNZ's news and current affairs are a joke. Last week's fawning coverage of Bill Clinton's Auckland visit demonstrated just how banal, poorly researched and trashily focused our TV reporting has become.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00016.htm


5: The Real Deal: Stealing Enron

The rich are not getting richer. The rich are stealing. And the people doing the stealing for them have names and addresses.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00015.htm


6: Fronting Up To Mediocrity

National's 'Fronting Up' tour will get its leader Bill English out of Wellington - albeit bruised and battered. But will it claw back a few votes for the tories? Paulo Politico doubts it.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00023.htm


7: Not Important? Think Again - 4 June 2002

EDITOR’S NOTE: Chris Sanders of Sanders Research , a London based investment advisory service has kindly granted Scoop permission to reprint his series of occasional news bulletins. Each edition of "Not Important? Think Again" highlights news ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00014.htm


8: Scoop Satire: Tomb To The Unknown Medium-Pacer

The New Zeal Inc. Cricket Council today unveiled a moving testimonial to the scores of medium pace bowlers slaughtered in various cricketing campaigns during the past century.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00012.htm


9: Winston's lashing out again no surprise

No one should be surprised that Winston Peters is again using the immigration issue to get publicity and votes in the lead up to the election, National Ethnic Affairs Spokesperson Pansy Wong said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00071.htm


10: Ministers fail to front up at select committee

"The Government has abused parliamentary process by allowing its Ministers to refuse to front up to the Finance and Expenditure select committee and account for their spending," says National's Finance spokesman David Carter.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00069.htm


11: Political Movies

If you are interested in politics, we have some films you won’t want to miss.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0206/S00008.htm


12: TPK aligned with radical Maori separatists

National MP Murray McCully has accused the Ministry of Maori Development of "aligning itself with radical Maori separatists" following the release of their advice to Ministers on local government reform.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00063.htm


13: PM's Kyoto photo-op just got costlier

"New Zealand's rush to ratify the Kyoto Protocol will prove even more costly to our economy now that Australia has opted out," says National's Finance spokesman David Carter.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00067.htm


14: Australia Leaves NZ Behind on Kyoto

"The New Zealand Government's blind determination to ratify the Kyoto Protocol while John Howard the Australian Prime Minister confirms that Australia will not ratify can only further worsen the trans Tasman investment disparity that already ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00070.htm


15: New Zealand Is Broken: Peters

“Calls for local council boundaries to be redrawn along Maori tribal lines is further evidence that New Zealand is ‘broken’, New Zealand First Leader, Winston Peters said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00062.htm


16: Leaked memo spells disaster for secondary ed.

Secondary schools will be in chaos if Education Minister, Trevor Mallard, carries out his threats as outlined in a leaked email sent to school principals, says National Education spokesperson Nick Smith.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00076.htm


17: The Real Deal on 9:11: Rewarding Failure

The numerous allegations regarding fraud, government sponsored narcotics trafficking and black budget funding over the last two decades at the Department of Defense and the Department of Housing and Urban Development are deeply disturbing. Originally ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00173.htm


18: World Oceans Day: Protection For Albatrosses

New Zealand still does not have a National Plan of Action for the protection of seabirds, almost a year after signing the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels in Canberra.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00022.htm


19: Muqtedar Khan: India Flirting With Disaster

India is playing a highly risky game of brinkmanship. Its recent deployment of forces along the line of actual control, the defacto border between India and Pakistan in Kashmir and the extremely provocative rhetoric from Delhi have brought the region ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00024.htm


20: Busybodies Want State To Own Your Body And Mind

"It's my body and my mind, despite what SPCS and the other political parties think" Libertarianz Spokesman on Free Speech, Scott Wilson asserted today in response to two lengthy press releases, put out by the Society for the Promotion ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00013.htm


21: When will PM apologise?

"FARE wishes to know when the Prime Minister intends to apologies to the tens of thousands of New Zealand children who are deprived meaningful contact with their fathers because of government policies", FARE spokesperson Darryl Ward said ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00021.htm


22: 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


23: Launch of ACT Tax and Economic Policy – Prebble

Cut company tax rate to 28 cents - that is lower tax than Australia. A tax cut for all workers. A bonfire of compliance cost regulations.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00072.htm


24: ACT Economy and Tax Policy

ACT will implement a well-designed package of tax cuts to boost growth, jobs and prosperity.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00073.htm


25: Central North Island A Mobile Area Scientists Find

Parts of the Taupo region have risen and fallen by up to 7 centimetres over 10 years, scientists have found in a long-term study of the area.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0206/S00012.htm


26: Table Of Poverty Indicator Project Results

1st Quarter 2002 Summary All Agencies :::Southland Foodbank:::PS Otago:::Christchurch City Mission:::Wellington DCM:::Palmerston North Foodbank:::Hamilton Combined :::Manukau Salvation Army

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00020.htm


27: The Treaty of Waitangi: Government and Trusteeship

More than 80 laws passed by Parliament refer to the 'principles of the Treaty of Waitangi'. No law, however, lists these principles, nor have our lawmakers issued any definitive statement as to what the principles are. Nigel Kearney offers his ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00026.htm


28: Quest Opinion: The Bush 9/11 Scandal for Dummies

Don't know about you, but all this who-knew-what-when pre-9/11 stuff is mighty confusing. So once again, I head to that all-purpose reference series for some comprehensible answers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00027.htm


29: Scott Dixon: "I'm So Impressed"

Gearing up for his second race with his new team, Kiwi Scott Dixon has much to look forward to at this weekends event at Laguna Seca.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00021.htm


30: Deborah Coddington as ACT New Zealand candidate

Journalist and author Deborah Coddington today announced that she is putting her name forward as a list candidate for ACT New Zealand, seeking nomination in the North Shore electorate. She said wants to be in a position to help make a difference because ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00016.htm

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