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1: National Announces Campaign Review Team

The National Party's Management Board today confirmed the appointment of a three-person Panel to review the Party's performance in the recent General Election. The members of the Panel are Denese Henare, an Auckland Barrister, Auckland businessman Steven ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00020.htm


2: Film Festivals, Perverts, “Baise-Moi” & Censorship

In an article entitled “Perverts and censors have a great deal in common”, Barbara Sumner-Burstyn expresses her disgust at the banning of the French sex-violence film “Baise-Moi”...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00019.htm


3: Nexus Gagged!

A surprise move by the Waikato Students Union (WSU) Executive has shocked both staff and students. The WSU executive have re-appointed themselves as the Board of Directors for Nexus Publications Limited, despite conflicts of interest. The first action of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0208/S00005.htm


4: Time's Ripe for Progressives to Influence Public

Between the Lines Q&A A weekly column featuring progressive viewpoints on national and international issues under-reported in mainstream media for release Aug. 5, 2002

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00031.htm


5: The Real Deal: Stealing Enron

The rich are not getting richer. The rich are stealing. And the people doing the stealing for them have names and addresses.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00015.htm


6: PI Editorial: Live, Damn You!

"The purpose of morality," said Ayn Rand, "is to teach you, not to suffer & die, but to enjoy yourself & live."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00022.htm


7: Hunt's Backdown Sets Dangerous Precedent

Ken Shirley, acting Leader of ACT New Zealand, today told Jonathan Hunt that allowing Ngai Tamanuhiri protesters to camp within Parliament grounds had undermined Mr Hunt's authority and created a dangerous precedent.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00033.htm


8: Minister's Meeting Fosters Intimidation

Michael Cullen incited future law-breaking by agreeing to meet Tu Wylie's taua today, ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00032.htm


9: Satire: Inside Saddam Hussein's Diary

This is so much fun! Watching those harebrained idiots try to figure out what to do with me makes me smile. They couldn't get me under the last Bush who tried, and it's not going to be any easier this time.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00024.htm


10: Laila Harre Speech To SPINZ

Good morning, and welcome to the first symposium of this kind in New Zealand. It’s great to be here with so many of the people who have made a big impression on me during my time as Minister of Youth Affairs, and a big supporter of SPINZ.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00024.htm


11: Skinny Dogs Are Just Misunderstood

Accusations levelled at farmers with skinny dogs are akin to believing that marathon runners are half-starved, ACT Agriculture Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00027.htm


12: Newman Challenges Maharey to Front Up with Facts

Employment Minister Steve Maharey is refusing to provide information that would show if the scheme that gives the dole to artists while they concentrate on their art has become a welfare trap, ACT Social Services and Employment Spokesman Dr Muriel ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00026.htm


13: Kiwi habitat set to be rolled, crushed and burned

Kiwi habitat near Wanganui is set to be rolled, crushed and burned for pastoral farming in the next few weeks, says Forest and Bird.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00017.htm


14: Howard's End: All Is Not Right In NZ Courts

No system of human justice is perfect, but we must all be concerned when the NZ Law Commission has received an unprecedented number of submissions who see the court system as expensive, slow, traumatising and exclusive when a devotion to justice ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00025.htm


15: Scoop Images: Blizzard Breaks Blue Sky Appears

Unfortunately our crossing of fingers didn't make the large low approaching the North Island dissappear and nobody is doing any skiing today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00027.htm


16: RNZ’s Refusal To Consult Over Staffing Cuts

The PSA has today lodged a Compliance Order with the Employment Relations Authority in a bid to require Radio New Zealand to comply with the consultative provisions of the Collective Agreement in place between the two organisations, PSA national ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0208/S00048.htm


17: Navy Uses Intrahealth To Help Get Sailors Fit

The Navy can now provide medical assessments to sailors preparing for duty at home and overseas more quickly and efficiently with the help of an integrated clinical software system from Intrahealth.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0208/S00014.htm


18: Large audiences for the Wellington Film Festival

The Wellington Film Festival has had another successful year attracting wide audiences from the Wellington region. 64,500 attendances have been recorded over the 17 days of the Film Festival, making an advance on last year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0208/S00011.htm


19: David Miller: Why Asia is the US’s Real Problem

At a time when the US is concerned with forcing a change of leadership in Iraq and trying to find a solution to the Middle East conflict, its volatile relationship with China has once again come under the spotlight. Already this week, tension has ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00023.htm


20: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Howard's End: All Is Not Right In NZ Courts - Perigo: Rex Law Is A Hero, Not A Criminal - My Last Bush: Saddam’s Dramatic Monologue - David Miller: Meanwhile, On The China Front - Court Rules Against Areva In Greenpeace Case

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00029.htm


21: The Second Coming – A New Generation Of Formica

Formica is pushing the boundaries of laminate applications with the launch of exciting new laminates products and colours, plus new artworks in collaboration with Unitec School of Design students.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0208/S00012.htm


22: Freedom Week: Write For Freedom Online

Tian Chua - Malaysia: One of six government critics held without charge or trial since April 2001 under the Malaysian Internal Security Act - a draconian law often used to stifle legitimate dissent.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00030.htm


23: Broken Collar-bone in a Broken-Down Hospital

Libertarianz health deregulation spokesman Dr Richard McGrath today challenged supporters of the government's die-while-you-wait 'health' system to step up to the plate and defend Auckland Hospital's treatment of teenage patient Tony Chester, whose operation ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00021.htm


24: 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


25: Alan Woodcock arrested in UK

New Zealander Alan Woodcock has been arrested on a provisional warrant in England by a member of the Extradition Squad of the Metropolitan Police based at New Scotland Yard.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0208/S00012.htm


26: Landowners Better Environmental Stewards

Predators are the biggest threat to kiwis, not destruction of their habitat, say Federated Farmer's Wanganui President Rachel Stewart and Taranaki President Neville Haggenson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00022.htm


27: Urgent: stop the sale of Te Kuri!

this message is in two parts: 1) for those of you in Wellington; and 2) for those of you outside Wellington.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00015.htm


28: Tube Talk: A chain-smoking Romeo & Juliet

I’m not usually inspired to write about TV programs twice, and still less inclined to repeat rave reviews. As my Nana used to say, it’s only a short road from repeating yourself to eating cat food and running down to the bus stop with no clothes on.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00033.htm


29: Family Values ? Vote Mild Green....

Family Values ? Vote Mild Green.... There is nothing Christian in criminalizing our brothers and sisters, according to Christchurch's Mild Greens.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00024.htm


30: New High Commissioner in Kiribati

New Zealand’s next High Commissioner to the Republic of Kiribati will be John Goodman, Foreign Minister Phil Goff announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00028.htm


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