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1: Upton-on-line: NZ General Election Special Issue

…upton-on-line reflects on the consequences of the 2002 NZ General Election for the centre-right of politics. (Results table on last page)

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00014.htm


2: The Saddam in Rumsfeld's Closet

“Man and the turtle are very much alike. Neither makes any progress without sticking his neck out.” —Donald Rumsfeld

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00017.htm


3: Stateside: Where have all the students gone?

That plastic comb I call a brain has attracted all manner of tissue-paper scraps this week. Iran, it seems, is about to host a celebration of its 7,000 years of history - in Cuba.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00016.htm


4: Scoop Images: A Stunning Day On Volcano

A stunning day is to be had today at Whakapapa skifield on Mt Ruapehu. Mt Ngaruahoe Mt Ruapehu ENDS

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00015.htm


5: Dunne Outlines United Future's Plans

Speaking to the Rotary Club of Wellington today in his first major post election speech, United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne, outlined his party's plans for the coming three years.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00016.htm


6: Richard Prebble's Letter From Wellington 5/8/2002

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Morgan Williams, is happy to accept a salary of $160,000 a year to tell the government it must modify its goal to make New Zealand a rich country again, and impose even more taxes and red tape.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00020.htm


7: UQ Wire: Investment Espionage And The White House

There is growing evidence that the FBI and other government intelligence entities are more closely linked to the documented accumulation of pre-9/11 insider trading profits than was originally thought.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00119.htm


8: Icon Of Child Play Replaced after 20 years

An icon of child play and development will disappear from retail shelves in New Zealand and the World over this month after a presence of more than 20 years.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0208/S00026.htm


9: Big News: Lets talk about coalition, baby

Big News with Dave Crampton Lets talk about coalition, baby, lets talk about you and me

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00018.htm


10: Patching New Members Over Young Nick's Head?

Finance Minister Michael Cullen must not reward intimidation by giving Young Nick's Head to Maori political law breakers, says ACT Justice spokesman Stephen Franks.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00018.htm


11: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Who is Khidhir Hamza?

This week Khidhir Hamza, a former Iraqi nuclear scientist who defected to the U.S. in 1994, testified before a U.S. Senate panel investigating Iraq's nuclear armaments. Hamza told U.S. Senators that Iraq was three years away from creating up to three ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00013.htm


12: Business, Government fail to grasp clean, green

Green co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today welcomed a new report from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment saying New Zealand risks losing its economically valuable 'clean green' image unless it moves towards more sustainable development.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00019.htm


13: Moral High Ground is Padded by Public Cash

It is rich for the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment to be pooh-poohing economic growth when he lives high on the hog on a taxpayer supplied salary over four-times the average wage, ACT Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00017.htm


14: TVNZ - A State-Owned Propaganda Machine

“Could it be that Labour MP David Benson-Pope’s recent attacks on the media are designed to disguise the increasing criticism that the media favoured Parties on the Left of the political spectrum,” asks Party Leader Graham Capill? The recent campaign ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00012.htm


15: FriendsReunited comes to New Zealand

One of the United Kingdom’s most popular internet sites has come to New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0208/S00004.htm


16: Hobbs Welcomes Sustainable Development Report

Environment Minister Marian Hobbs has welcomed the release of a report on sustainable development by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00014.htm


17: HARD NEWS 02/08/02 - If We Had Any Trains

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES - there was an emblem of Labour's case for a return to the Treasury benches in the very fact of the vote on Saturday. Immediately after the 1999 election, Helen Clark promised that the next one would be properly organised and the votes ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00011.htm


18: Sludge Report #142: Richard Butler Is A CIA Asset

In This Edition: Senate Hearing On Iraq “Blitzkrieg” Now On - Richard Butler Is A U.S. Spy – A CIA Asset

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00006.htm


19: Greens To Welcome Hikoi

Green co-leader Rod Donald and Wellington MP Sue Kedgley will today greet the Ngai Tamanuhiri hikoi protesting the proposed sale of Young Nick's Head when it arrives at parliament at 1pm.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00015.htm


20: Goff's Attack on the Judiciary is Scandalous

ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks today condemned Phil Goff for his extraordinary attack on New Zealand's judiciary.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00012.htm


21: Are Unsafe Workplaces OK with ACT?

“The Act Party has wasted no time since the election in trivialising the tragic issue of workplace deaths,” said Council of Trade Unions president Ross Wilson today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00009.htm


22: Sustainable Growth Enables Sustainable Development

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s apparent dismissal of a sustainable growth strategy deserves closer examination, says Business NZ CEO Simon Carlaw. “Before jettisoning the clarity of a balanced, sustainable growth strategy (which New Zealand ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0208/S00025.htm


23: Bush Justice Department Enforcement Required

(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption and abuse, said today that President Bush’s signing of corporate reform legislation is merely a cosmetic effort by the Bush administration ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0207/S00144.htm


24: U.S 'Hague Invasion Act' Becomes Law

(New York, August 3, 2002) - A new law supposedly protecting U.S. servicemembers from the International Criminal Court shows that the Bush administration will stop at nothing in its campaign against the court, Human Rights Watch warned today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00020.htm


25: Auckland Software Start-up Esphion Raises $5Mn

Auckland based start-up company Esphion Limited today announced that it had raised NZ$5 million in venture capital to fund the commercialisation of network products including security software targeted against cyber terrorists.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0208/S00006.htm


26: ACT Calls On Dunne To Stick With Principles

It's astonishing how quickly Peter Dunne has backed away from his party's policy to cut the size of the Government's executive - now he senses an opportunity to gain a Cabinet post, ACT acting leader Ken Shirley says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00011.htm


27: Green light for free trade very welcome

The authority given by Congress to President Bush to negotiate on free trade will test in practice how far the US is prepared to liberalise its own economy, says the Employers & Manufacturers Association (Northern).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00011.htm


28: Tube Talk: Election 2002 - 24 Hour Party Poopers

Like the birth of a giant panda, a general election is a rare, wondrous, but agonisingly drawn-out experience.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00010.htm


29: Scoop Images: The View From The Top

With fingers crossed that the weather holds, Scoop is this week taking readers on a virtual visit to Whakapapa ski-field. For the benefit of foreign readers this is on Mt Ruapehu in the centre of New Zealand’s North Island.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00021.htm


30: Unfinished Business On Crime

National wants to know when the next official Police crime statistics will be released, as they will be a test of credibility on crime, says National's Police Spokesman Tony Ryall.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00013.htm


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