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1: Scoop Images: Snow Capital Of North Otago

We have had about 35 cm's of snow today, and its still snowing here at 11.00pm... All the roads are closed because of the amount of snow that has built up locally. The grader was here earlier today, but you wouldn't know it because of the vast amount ...

2: Sexual Orientation Forms Main Plank

Labour's potential coalition partner the Green Party has no policies on education other than an intention to train teachers about the diversity of sexual orientations, ACT Education Spokesman MP Donna Awatere Huata said today.

3: Feedback: Readers Write

In This Edition: Thanks – LAV III Review - Keep up the good work! – Re: Letter From Elsewhere: Socio-economic Junk – Catholic Church

4: The voters dilemma, which polls to believe

The Chairman of the Life Sciences Network has taken issue with the results of a Green Party poll on the GE question.

5: Election Money

I am writing the CTU as a member of the Labour Party and former Chair of the Rimutaka Labour electorate committee.

6: Moorhead Tragedy: Science And Religion Not Enemies

When a child dies it is always very sad. But when a child dies who does not need to it is a tragedy. Such was the death of Caleb, the son of Dargaville couple Deborah and Jan Moorhead, the latest in a number of recent cases where religion and medicine ...

7: Brash Will Cost You $100 A Week

Jim Anderton is inviting New Zealanders to compare Don Brash’s actions with his rhetoric, after National’s new finance spokeperson attacked Mr Anderton today. “Under National’s Don Brash, the average homeowner with a $100,000 mortgage will pay another $100 a ...

8: GG's Views On Smacking Kids Attack Family

The view that “smacking kids is assault”, expressed by the Governor-General Dame Silvia Cartwright in the weekend, is “quite erroneous” according to Rev. Gordon Dempsey, President of the Society for the Promotion of Community Standards.

9: Nuclear Conflict Danger Looms Like Never Before

* Interview with Dr. Helen Caldicott, leading anti-nuclear activist and founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility

10: Unanswered Questions: Listen To Press Conference

Below are links to Real Player files of the audio for the press conference held on June 10th in Washington D.C. to launch the website.

11: It's Labour/Green Versus National/ACT

ACT leader Richard Prebble says he agrees with Bill English that the Labour Party's campaign is fundamentally dishonest.

12: Aotearoa Tangata Whenua Maori Elections

“Ma te ture ano te ture e aki” Only the law can be pitched against the law Te Kooti Rikirangi Turuki

13: Lee departure opens up race for Auckland Central

Sandra Lee stepping down from Parliament opens up an election race in Auckland Central, National MP Pansy Wong said today.

14: Labour Deserts Its Own Supporters

Labour is snubbing the wishes of the majority of New Zealanders by ruling out a coalition with the Greens, Green Party Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today.

15: High School Student Strike

Walk out on Friday Morning then March to the top Western Park on Ponsonby Road at 12 Midday for speakers, food and music!

16: Poll Watch: ONE News Colmar Brunton Poll

Party Vote Labour up two to 53% National down 5 to 27% Greens up four to 9% NZ First steady 3% ACT down one to 4% Progressive Coalition 2% Alliance down 1 to 0.5%

17: Sowry- Anderton Must Be Stripped Of Perks Now

An outrageous misuse of ministerial resources is how Deputy National Party Leader Roger Sowry describes Jim Anderton continuing to get all the perks while finally admitting to joining a political party that is not part of the Government Coalition.

18: Greens Reject Labour

Helen Clark may have stated she won't go into coalition with the Greens, but in reality the decision is not hers, ACT deputy leader Ken Shirley says.

19: Prebble Stands By Crime Claims

Prebble Stands By Crime Claim - A Woman is More Likely to be the Victim of Crime In New Zealand than the United States

20: 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 ...

21: Conspiracy Theories And Real Reporters

Editor Bev Conover discussed cowardly Ivory Tower leftists, or liberals afraid to get their hands dirty by thoroughly investigating September 11 irregularities, in her June 4, 2002 article for Online Journal "Has the Establishment Left become a ...

22: Anderton Needs An Economic Lesson

"Jim Anderton needs to school up on his knowledge of basic economics and New Zealand's economic history," says National List Candidate Don Brash.

23: Dairy Farmers of New Zealand meeting, Wellington

Last year, when I spoke to you, your industry was on a high. Payouts were good, prices were high, the dollar was low. It's a bit different now.

24: Cullen Speech To Women In Super

The set of issues around superannuation has been a recurring theme throughout my career as a Minister of the Crown. It was one of the major issues during my tenure as Minister of Social Welfare in the late 1980s, both in the debates around the form ...

25: David Carter Speech To Women In Super

Whilst the debate will be about the Cullen Fund, in one important respect politicians have made some progress in the historically vexed issue of superannuation.

26: Scoop Images: Winter Snows Fall In Ohau

Winter reached us here at Lake Ohau. We woke up this morning to 9 cm of fresh snow, and an outside air temperature of 0 degrees. Its since warmed up to 2C, and there is a bit of a thaw on with everything looking rather soggy. I expect it to freeze ...

27: Crime Figures Suppressed by Government

The results of the New Zealand Crime Victimisation Survey done last year still haven't been released, ACT Justice Spokesman MP Stephen Franks said today.

28: First Hook Turn For New Zealand Roads

New Zealand's first hook turn will soon be installed in Christchurch, at the intersection of Memorial Avenue and Greers Road. The hook turn is a key component in a set of road safety improvements for cyclists around Burnside High School.

29: Julz's World: Taxi Driver!

Julz's World with Julie Symons Taxi Driver! Last night I caught a taxi home from the pub.

30: David Miller: Arise, Sir Mick

As a fan of the Rolling Stones, I am pleased to see that Mick Jagger has finally received his knighthood, although not everyone is so thrilled to see the man who is one of the greatest performers in rock honoured.

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