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1: Scoop Images: Amazing New Two Towers Screen Shots

A selection of an astonishing new set of images published today by Scoop’s online content partner theonering.net - CLICK HERE FOR FULL SET OF IMAGES . See also the Scoop LOTR feature page

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00040.htm


2: Symantec’s New Norton Systemworks 2003 Delivers

Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced Norton SystemWorks 2003 and Norton SystemWorks Professional Edition, the new best-of-breed problem-solving suites that offer comprehensive, integrated solutions to help keep ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0209/S00005.htm


3: Chomsky on Iraq, US, Weapons – A Preview

Last week journalist Michael Albert asked a dozen timely questions in writing of Professor Noam Chomsky. The full responses appear in the upcoming issue of Z Magazine . Here are the first three questions and answers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00041.htm


4: UQ Wire: 911 - They Let It Happen On Purpose!

Imagine you wake up from a coma and you learn that 11 months ago, an "Attack on America" destroyed some significant buildings, killed 3,000 people and forced a war against terrorism. You switch on the news and see pictures of Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00068.htm


5: Howard's End: ACC Victimisation

Imagine you have a good job and you've planned the lives of your family and your financial commitments around your success, but then your boss approaches you and says that from this afternoon, the law now requires that - through no fault of your ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00036.htm


6: Images: Smirnoff Fashion Winner Frances Howie

See also… Image: Frances Howie's Winning Garment and NZ's Frances Howie Wins Smirnoff Fashion Award

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0112/S00005.htm


7: Will Sununu’s TV Pollster Tell About The Taliban

The question of polling conflicts has thus far quietly escaped media scrutiny in the highly-contested New Hampshire Primary. However, Senator Robert Smith’s September 10 opponent, Rep. John E. Sununu, has been paying well-known national television ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00033.htm


8: Maiden Speech - Don Brash

like so many others, as I got to understand more of the world my views changed. As Winston Churchill once said "If a man is not a socialist by the time he is 20, he has no heart. If he is not a conservative by the time he is 40, he has no brain." ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00033.htm


9: Stateside: Two Movies And A Lecture

"I can't slip you the tomahawk 20 minutes of the day, but I can give you a wonderful life the other 23:40," says Sy to the woman he loves but has just told he is "two-spirited" (gay). They are both students at a university in Seattle, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00037.htm


10: Beware the black widow - Greens

Green Biosecurity Spokesperson Ian Ewen-Street today said New Zealanders should be on the lookout for poisonous spiders when handling Californian grapes after MAF agreed to allow both the grapes and the spiders back into New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00121.htm


11: Bernard Weiner: Is Mideast Peace Still Possible?

An American Jew's Open Letter to Hanan Ashwari: Is Mideast Peace Still Possible? By Bernard Weiner

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00038.htm


12: UQ Wire: Connecting The Dots Bush..Bath..Bin Laden

Saudi Sheikh Khalid bin Mahfouz, an Osama bin Laden benefactor, has laundered money into tax-exempt U.S. entities for years as a foreign financier of terrorism. But a new 9/11 lawsuit is thrusting Mahfouz’s latent past business links to George W. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00148.htm


13: Knowledge Wave Not Even A Ripple

The Government's much-vaunted "Knowledge Wave" launched with much fanfare has proved not even a ripple on the marketplace. The reason is simple enough. The Government's "hands on partnership" approach to the economy is at loggerheads with making use ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00119.htm


14: William Rivers Pitt: A Bright September Morning

The sky above me today is as hard and bright and blue as it was one year ago. The air carries that same hint of crisp autumn that lies in wait within the yellow becomings on the green leaves shivering in the breeze outside my window. It seems, somehow, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00039.htm


15: Tamihere Prepares for Major New Land Grab

The Government is preparing for a major land grab that will take property from rural land owners using the excuse that the public needs greater access to streams and lakes, ACT Conservation Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff warned today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00132.htm


16: Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington

War with Iraq: US military action against Iraq will have worldwide ramifications. So our Parliament has ignored it. It seems for the first time our traditional allies - the US, UK and Australia - will be involved in a war without the support of NZ.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00127.htm


17: Of Mice and Men

Sometimes a scientific breakthrough is so remarkable it stops you in your tracks. The announcement recently that Dr Ina Dobrinski, a researcher at The University of Pennsylvania has created mice with fleshy lumps on their backs is one of those.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00042.htm


18: 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


19: Four years too long for struggling families

Green Social Services Spokesperson Sue Bradford Today Urged The Government To Begin Urgent Reform Of The Benefit System, Saying Families Living In Poverty Could Not Wait Three To Four Years For Government To Act.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00120.htm


20: Newman: Why the Left Wants to Destroy the Family

The two-parent married family is the most successful child rearing institution ever invented. That is not to say that other family forms do not do well; it's just that population trends clearly show that children who are not raised in an intact, married ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00104.htm


21: Media Beat: The Powell Trap - Easing Us Into War

There's something pathetic -- and dangerous -- about the crush of liberal commentators now pinning their hopes on Colin Powell.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00044.htm


22: New Zealand Legislation goes on line

Attorney-General Margaret Wilson today launched the first, free public online access to up-to-date electronic versions of Acts and Statutory Regulations.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00130.htm


23: Iraq Attack

As the world tentatively approaches the anniversary of the horrendous events of last September 11 the New Zealand First leader, Winston Peters urges caution as world leaders contemplate the next steps in the war on terrorism.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00074.htm


24: Slow Growth Will See Wealth Gap Widen

Slow growth will see wealth gap widen New Zealand runs the risk of ending up like Latin America unless it fast-tracks its rate of economic growth, says National’s Finance spokesman, Don Brash.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00123.htm


25: When best friends fall out

The days of the Prime Minister having good friends in high places appears to be coming to an end, says National Party Leader Bill English.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00136.htm


26: WSSD recognises its Hard to be Green When Red

The strong support for calls to eliminate farming subsidies was a positive outcome of the World Summit on Sustainable Development, says Federated Farmer's President Tom Lambie.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00030.htm


27: Minister clearly embarrassed

Social Services Minister Steve Maharey is clearly embarrassed about social service papers he has released late today, says Nationals Deputy Leader Roger Sowry.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00109.htm


28: Loop’s 50Hz Album Out Now!

After a five year absence Wellington studio whiz Jeremy Geor, a.k.a. 50Hz, is back with his highly anticipated second album Carbon - another booming batch of beats and breaks set to take New Zealand by storm. While his debut album was strictly a ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0209/S00014.htm


29: Guy’s World: Goodbye Garden Shed

Past the carcasses of plastic toys spurned, through the long grass littered with rusting bicycle parts and discarded sports equipment, and into New Zealand’s most interconnected garden shed.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00028.htm


30: Peters attacks on immigrants an embarrassment

Speaking to an audience of 200 Asian business people in Auckland Jim Anderton today attacked Winston Peters for his outrageous comments attacking Asian immigrants.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00115.htm

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