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So now, John, you can be photographed while you stand there and talk about guns and bombs and poisons without the breast appearing over your right shoulder, without that bodacious bosom bothering you, and we just wanted to tell you in the spirit ...
She dropped in to see me a week or so ago. She looked absolutely beautiful, having lost weight from preposterous amounts of running. I looked at her, mock-askance, as she confessed to this medically correct activity, & for a moment the wicked ...
One nightmare followed by yet another, 278th to be exact since September 11th. In my 277th, I'm dressed as Paul Revere, in full gallop atop a great steed racing through downtown, Saint Augustine, America's oldest city. I'm yelling at the top of my lungs, ...
On Monday Cabinet will decide on a replacement for the Race Relations Position currently held by Gregory Fortuin. I think it is an absolute "disgrace" that Politicians (Jim Anderton and Co.) that called for his help for reconciliation have done nothing ...
EDITOR’S NOTE: Scoop will be running “Poll Watch” as a new feature up till the election, whenever that is. As national poll results are announced we will report on the basic results and provide links to further resources.
In a ballot of members last week 74.5 percent - 8,346 members - voted against ratification of the proposed collective agreement, 25.5 percent - 2,862 members - voted for it. Voter turnout was high with more than 82 percent of members voting.
The buzz in Wellington is that the government will tomorrow announce a snap election. Labour has all year been planning to go early. Mike Williams, who spent a decade with the Australian Labor Party, has been pressing hardest for an early election. ...
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 ...
“We have an incredibly strong field of candidates and ranking them has not been easy,” said Ms Harré from her Waitakere office.
In this issue: The alimentation of French political parties and why there are no fewer than 8,455 candidates at this weekend’s first round of the legislative elections
“Expert analysis of the Greenpeace funded study of GM cotton in China, which has been touted as a reason for New Zealand extending its moratorium on the commercial release of GE, shows the interpretation of the study is seriously flawed,” the Chairman ...
Older drivers would have a choice of driver licence test under proposed changes to the driver licensing system announced today by Acting Transport Minister Judith Tizard.
“In March Margaret Wilson took the name of an old acquaintance to Cabinet as her recommendation as Race Relations Conciliator and was told to go through the proper process. Today she returns with the same name,” New Zealand First leader Winston ...
Images from the oh so beautiful deep south around Lake Ohau. Images by Norm McKay
Staunch Alliance is thrilled to announce a record-breaking number of young Alliance activists on the Alliance Party List, released today.
ACT New Zealand has advanced its list selection process and intends to finalise its list on 29 June, ACT President Catherine Judd said today.
"Reports that former unionist Joris de Bres is the likely contender as the next Race Relations Commissioner proves that Margaret Wilson has learnt nothing from her past appointment disasters," says National's Justice spokesman Wayne Mapp.
Green Party Transport spokesperson Sue Kedgley is hailing the opening of priority bus lanes in Wellington as "brilliant."
On news stations worldwide, numerous Palestinian “experts” and spokesmen get keyed up daily about the Middle-East conflict. They talk a lot but in the end everything boils down to the same statement: "If the Palestinians would not have to suffer ...
GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... I won't revisit the Greens and GE at great length this week. It makes my head hurt. But it was gratifying that none of the emails I got after last week's bulletin were hysterical - a couple of people with Green connections ...
Michael Barnett, chief executive of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce, said two critical issues stand out about the predictable rejection by secondary teachers of the pay settlement negotiated by PPTA and Government representatives:
A captured Al Qaida document reveals that US energy companies were secretly negotiating with the Taliban to build a pipeline. The document was obtained by the FBI but was not allowed to be shared with other agencies in order to protect Enron.
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The antiquated negotiation system between PPTA and the Government is responsible for the collapse of the teachers' pay deal, ACT Education Spokesman MP Donna Awatere Huata said today.
Green Party Education spokesperson Ian Ewen-Street MP said today Education Minister Trevor Mallard must show teachers he is bargaining in good faith by upping the offer when negotiations resume.
Lion Foundation's donation of one million dollars from gaming machines to the neonatal intensive care unit at Middlemore Hospital shows why anti-gaming legislation is wrong, ACT Internal Affairs Spokesman MP Penny Webster said today.
Alliance leader Laila Harré has said that the rejection of the settlement negotiated with the PPTA for secondary school teachers will put quality education and state sector wages at the top of the election campaign agenda.
Becky Fox Plunket's General Manager Maori Health Born Waipiro Bay, near Ruatoria on 15 August 1949 Tribal affiliations Ngati-Porou and Ngati-Kahungunu Died Hamilton, 29 May 2002
Education Minister Trevor Mallard said today that he was disappointed that PPTA members had voted against the settlement agreed to by their negotiators.
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.