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1: UQ Wire: Harken Energy - Bush’s No Good Trade

One key trade just a few weeks before Iraq invaded Kuwait -- but reported some eight months late after the Gulf War was over -- netted Bush close to $1 million in profit as he sold stock in Harken Energy, an oil company doing business in the Middle East ...

2: Investigator Who Cleared Bush Gets WorldCom Job

A former Securities and Exchange Commission chairman appointed court monitor of WorldCom Inc. on Wednesday was previously responsible for clearing U.S. President George W. Bush of insider trading concerning his involvement in Harken Energy during the lead ...

3: Paintergate: What more don't we know

Helen Clark's behaviour over the investigation into 'paintergate' will make it impossible for her to campaign on law and order during this election, says National Party Leader Bill English.

4: Scoop Satire: Where Was Bruce Willis On 911?

As the arduous task of clearing the debris and bodies grinds to a halt some 9 months after the unprecedented terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre, American citizens are beginning to ask pointed questions of the Bush administration and US intelligence ...

5: Poll Watch: Dominion Post/BRC Wellington Central

The Wellington Central electorate appears to be getting both Greener and safer for incumbent MP Marian Hobbs in a Dominion Post BRC Marketing And Social Research poll published today.

6: Marking the Spot: Sara Hughes’ Dot Works

At first glance, the works in Sara Hughes’ exhibition “Places for Paintings” have the appearance of flat, mathematical patterns assembled from thousands of carefully placed dots.

7: Inquiry into allegations against Ms Helen Clark

I am able to formally announce today the outcome of the Police inquiry into the complaint alleging fraudulent activities by Ms Helen Clark.

8: Rik Mayall Defends Nazi Use In Anti-Euro Film

British actor Rik Mayall has defended himself against accusations of insensitivity towards victims of the Nazis.

9: Greens Emerging As 2nd Party In Wellington Central

The real story of today's Dominion Post's poll of Wellington Central is that the Greens are on the brink of overtaking National as the second major party in the seat, Green Party Wellington Central candidate Sue Kedgley said.

10: McCarten McStaken

8 July 2002 “Media enquiries today relating to Matt McCarten’s suggestion that I was found in a wardrobe when having a meeting with Jim Anderton result from further figments of an over fertile imagination,” New Zealand First Leader, Winston Peters ...

11: Upton-on-line - Diaspora Edition 7/7/2002

Upton-on-line previews the road to the Johannesburg Summit on sustainable development (1993 words), offers some factoids on AIDS in Russia , the European Union’s grand translation squabbles and the future for France under global warming and introduces ...

12: Peters On Clark Painting

“I have always thought that this was a trivial matter – especially at election time,” said New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters.

13: Big News: Defining The Crucial Issues

Phil Goff’s admission last week that the Government’s new sentencing laws are not all that hot has sent other justice ministers, and would-be justice ministers into a spin. All are stating that the laws are flawed – but none are commenting on what ...

14: The GW Bush - Osama Bin Laden Connection

EDITORS NOTE: The following is a transcript of a link submitted to Scoop by a Scoop reader. Clearly questions are raised in this material about the nature of the relationship between the Bush family and the family of Osama Bin Laden.

15: Scoop Feedback: ZZZzzzttt

In This Edition: Maree Howard’s Reports On ACC – Re: HARD NEWS 05/07/02 - The Phoney War - Investigator Who Cleared Bush Gets WorldCom Job - Why am I not surprised?

16: A challenge to Helen Clark

ACT Leader Richard Prebble, at ACT's daily press conference, said that there is a new issue in the election campaign - where does Helen Clark stand on the possibility of a coalition with New Zealand First and Mr Peters.

17: Another Gravy Train Exposed - Winston Peters

Rt Hon Winston Peters Shirley/St Albans Club 269 Hills Road Christchurch 12.30pm Monday 8 July 2002

18: Is There a Different Law for the PM?

The public will now be left wondering whether there is one law for Prime Ministers and another for everyone else, ACT leader Richard Prebble says.

19: NZCity Adds Largest Kiwi Dating Site Into Fold

Top ranking Internet content provider NZCity has completed its purchase and revamp of the popular Internet dating site NZDating.

20: Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington 8/7/2002

Last weekend in ACT's own tracking polls the party was at 12% in Auckland. As in every election, ACT's support began rising the moment the campaign started. The number of voters responding to ACT's direct mail campaign is phenomenal - the highest in ...

21: HARD NEWS 05/07/02 - The Phoney War

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... talk about a phoney war. Has there ever been a major election issue so poorly understood not only by most of the public, but by the politicians and the press, as genetic modification?

22: Dirty politics starting already

Green Auckland Central MP Nandor Tanczos today said the dirty politicking had started again with a homophobic poster being pasted around Auckland, alleging to be part of Nandor's campaign.

23: Streets Of London: ‘Ein Volk! Ein Reich! Ein Euro!

An anti-Euro campaign film featuring a mock Adolf Hitler declaring his support for a Europe united under one currency has caused outrage in Britain, particularly angering Jewish and war veterans leaders.

24: Ngawha Protest Reports - Nasty Business At Kaikohe

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following are two email reports circulating on the Internet today concerning policing of Kaikohe court appearances of protestors against the planned prison at Ngawha.

25: Minister Says Misinformation Must Stop

Health Minister Annette King says dishonest misinformation about a proposal to set up a trans-Tasman agency to regulate therapeutic products is misleading the public.

26: Tell The Truth On Tax Dr Cullen!

"Michael Cullen is still failing to come clean with voters on all of Labour's plans for tax if re-elected," says National Party Leader Bill English.

27: Poll Watch: TV3/NFO Poll – Labour Slipping

A TV3 NFO poll was announced on TV last night had the minor parties as the major gainers, and Labour as the major loser. However Labour is still shown with over 50% of the crucial party vote.

28: Walking Should Come First

"Walking should be considered first not last." says pedestrian advocate Celia Wade-Brown and Green candidate. She was pleased to be included in consultation on the draft New Zealand Transport Strategy.

29: Students Will Pay if Bill Gets His Way

The New Zealand University Students’ Association (NZUSA) says that the National Party tertiary education policy released today would leave the tertiary sector in an even bigger mess than when they were last in power and will result in students graduating ...

30: Policy Launch: Labour On The Economy

Labour believes that economic policy should aim to promote sustainable and balanced economic development in order to create full employment, higher real incomes and a more equal distribution of income.

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