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1: Tube Talk: When Bad News Attacks

After half an hour of watching Judy Bailey holding back the tears, or reporters shivering as they stand outside Parliament delivering some poorly researched speculation dressed up like a story, even TV2’s inane Big Brother looks like a tempting alternative.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00109.htm


2: Allocation Of Election Broadcasting Funds

The Electoral Commission today announced its allocations of election broadcasting time and funds to political parties for next month’s general election.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00108.htm


3: E Makes You Forget Things & Fail To See Patterns

The results of a new British study suggest the recreational drug Ecstasy impairs memory and the ability to visually discern patterns, researchers claimed yesterday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00111.htm


4: Did Labour Really Mean It?

Labour should reveal all secret payouts before the election, so the public can see they didn't deliver on their promise, National Leader Bill English said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00320.htm


5: Unanswered Questions: Rough Transcript Of Rough IV

Transcript of Mike Ruppert – From The Wilderness on KPFK Radio - http://www.fromthewilderness.com - http://www.kpfk.org/

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00113.htm


6: Feedback: Pepper Pots - Angry of Mayfair Writes

With the forthcoming election there is really little, except for ideological thinking, to differentiate between any of the major parties.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00110.htm


7: Follow the Leader – or else.

Labour's "follow the leader" website, in true Helengrad style, tries to force its agenda on anyone who sees it, say youth group ACTivists.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00105.htm


8: National Will Pay Good Teachers More

The Government is making no progress on the secondary teachers' pay dispute, particularly since Helen Clark announced last week there would be no more money available, says National Leader Bill English.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00322.htm


9: “Baise-Moi”, Porn And French Children

“Concern that French children’s attitude to sex is being warped by early exposure to hard-core pornography” is the subject of a recent news report in the Guardian newspaper. The report entitled “Porn sways French children”, goes on to state that ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00110.htm


10: Hide To Campaign For Party Vote

ACT Finance Spokesman MP Rodney Hide said today that Epsom voters overwhelmingly support tougher sentencing, taxes lower than Australia, and one law for all New Zealanders.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00323.htm


11: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00102.htm


12: Pot Plugging Greens Are Dis-Jointed

“The Greens have proven themselves to be nothing more than a gaggle of high happy, hippy hoboes through their determination to have New Zealand become a Cannabis Castle in the South Pacific”, said New Zealand First Leader and MP for Tauranga, Rt Hon ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00316.htm


13: Newman In Cuckoo Land

Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that Act MP Muriel Newman should in future take a cold shower before she considers putting out stupid statements on payouts to state servants.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00335.htm


14: Progressive Coalition Invitation

Jim Anderton has welcomed an invitation to join the Progressive Coalition and lead it into the 2002 election.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00314.htm


15: Labour Already In De Facto Coalition With Greens

Helen Clark's claim that Labour won't go into coalition with the Greens has no credibility, ACT leader Richard Prebble says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00327.htm


16: National’s Empty Promises

18 June 2002 Education Minister Trevor Mallard predicted that later today Bill English and Nick Smith will announce that they would be prepared to totally capitulate to the PPTA in the current dispute.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00328.htm


17: Link: Saudi Arabia Arrest Al-Qaida Terrorists

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia announced its first al-Qaida-related arrests since Sept. 11 and said Tuesday it was holding 11 Saudis, an Iraqi and a Sudanese man behind a plot to shoot down a U.S. military plane taking off from a Saudi air ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00114.htm


18: Prebble Welcomes Epsom Decision

ACT leader Richard Prebble has welcomed Rodney Hide's decision not to campaign for the constituency vote in Epsom.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00326.htm


19: ACT Campaigns For Party Vote Nationwide

ACT New Zealand President Catherine Judd announced today that ACT would be asking voters for party votes only, ending speculation that high-profile MP Rodney Hide would contest the seat of Epsom.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00107.htm


20: Black Seeds' Winter Mashup, Noise & Aotearoanz

featuring The Black Seeds and Cornerstone Roots (Raglan) live plus DJs Duke Willis (Sounds Almighty Aotearoa) and Toby Nairobi (Soul Emergency)

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0206/S00034.htm


21: Election Money

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00097.htm


22: 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 UnansweredQuestions.org website.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00104.htm


23: Government Hypocrisy Over Secret Payouts

ACT MP Dr Muriel Newman today accused the Government of hypocrisy over its stance on secret payouts.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00324.htm


24: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00098.htm


25: And The Moon And Stars To Boot, Mr English

Secondary teachers would react to National’s pay offer, announced today, with deep scepticism, PPTA president Jen McCutcheon said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0206/S00049.htm


26: 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


27: Hon Jim Anderton Speech To Upper Hutt Greypower

I recently met a Chinese politician who was described to me as “one of China’s young, new breed of future leaders.”

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00332.htm


28: ‘Golden Handshake’ Term Misleading

The phrase ‘golden handshake’ has become a misnomer. It is particularly misleading when used in the context of payments made to public sector workers over the last three years as referred to in media reports, PSA national secretary Richard Wagstaff ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00112.htm


29: 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


30: New Future For Heretaunga Campus

19 June 2002 Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education) Steve Maharey, and Rimutaka MP Paul Swain announced today that the Heretaunga campus, located in Upper Hutt, is to become a multi-campus education facility for the education of international ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00321.htm


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