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1: Wellstone Plane Was Out Of Control – Media Survey

The following is a summary of the facts available at this time via the media, surrounding Senator Paul Wellstone's airplane crash of 10-25-02. Judge for yourself, was this more likely an assassination or an accident?

2: Scoop Images: Bush Looks For The Way Forward

The following image has been doing the rounds on the Internet over the weekend. Is it for real, or another example of photoshop altered reality? The general consensus at this early stage in the post-mortem appears to be that it is indeed a real image. ...

3: UQ Wire: Gore Vidal‘s The Enemy Within

Gore Vidal is America’s most controversial writer and a ferocious, often isolated, critic of the Bush administration. Here, against a backdrop of spreading unease about America’s response to the events of 11 September 2001 and their aftermath, we publish ...

4: The Dirty And Deadly Secrets Of Khamisiyah

In Khamisiyah, southern Iraq, 1991, a man made plague was unleashed. Some of the world’s deadliest chemical and biological warfare agents were housed in Khamisiyah, a sprawling desert bunker complex – and then released into the atmosphere.

5: The New Write! Newsletter of the Young Nationals

This week's New Write details: 1. TVNZ Bid Loss A Victory For Pointy Heads, 2. Peters Slams Greens On Pot, 3. Hot Goss From Parliament, 4. Top Ten Ways To Annoy Your Co-Workers, 5. Website Of The Week

6: Government Duped By 'US Invasion' Website Satire

TARAWA (Pacnews/Spinner News/Pacific Media Watch): A story about plans by the United States to invade Kiribati that has caused widespread concern in Tarawa and Christmas Island came from a New Zealand satirical website.

7: Stateside With Rosalea - Is everybody happy?

The Republicans really are too comic. (Should there be an 'al' in there somewhere?) The sight of the Prez and his Vice lickety-splitting it up and down the country trying to get out the Republican vote is as much fun as watching a couple of chickens dancing ...

8: RICHARD PREBBLE’S Letter from Wellington

Why did the dog not bark? The decision of the Primary Production select committee to set up an inquiry into the allocation of scampi could be very interesting. The scampi allocation is worth multimillions. Allegations are that fisheries’ officials ...

9: Voodoo Doodoo Stops Mooloo Highway

"The halt to work on State Highway 1 between Mercer and Long Swamp because, quote "a Taniwha is causing the road to sink" is plainly idiotic", said Libertarianz Leader Russel Watkins, wiping tears of laughter from his eyes.

10: US Election 2002: Senate Races - A Runner Stumbles

The sudden departure of Robert "The Torch" Torricelli from the New Jersey Senate race evokes no end of sports metaphors. He fumbled. He choked. He dropped the baton. He hit the wall. The Torch is passed. It looks bad for the Dem team.

11: Tariana Turia's Beehive Chat 4 November 2002

October the 28th, last week, was not only Labour Day, it was also the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence of the United Tribes of Aotearoa in 1835.

12: UQ Wire: Within Reach of Your Hand

The pundits and talking heads describe Tuesday's election as nothing particularly special or important. There are no major issues at stake, they say. Even if there were, voter turnout will be low. The status of Congress will not change, they say. ...

13: Rings Safe In Wellington

Cancelling the Lord of the Rings night-time festival in Wellington is an hysterical over-reaction to the threat of terrorism, Green MP Keith Locke said today.

14: Voting Machine Company Demands Removal Of Articles

ES&S, who makes 56% of the voting machines in the United States, has threatened to sue the owner of unless she removes articles about voting machines from her web site.

15: Medium Rare: Usually Reliable Sources?

Reviewing the Beltway Sniper Case retrospectively, the media (collectively) has egg on its face, and for once it's not their fault. As the "sniper" Task Force gave less and less hard information, the media published stories based on information ...

16: Confusion Ongoing Inside Nats over Foreign Policy

Hard on the heels of National leader Bill English’s bizarre statements over our SAS commitment to Afghanistan, National MP Nick Smith has further shown his party is in a state of total confusion over foreign policy, Foreign Minister Phil Goff said.

17: Wellstone Plane Crash Media Survey - Updated

A summary of the facts available at this time, surrounding Senator Wellstone's airplane crash of 10-25-02. (Updated 11-01-02 – note this posting is an update of… Wellstone Plane Was Out Of Control – Media Survey )

18: Scoop Link: Melbourne Cup Runners, Odds And Picks

For latest odds and to place a bet see... and dial up Race 8 from Melbourne...

19: Poll Watch: TV1 And TV3 Final Election 2002 Polls

TV1’s Colmar Brunton Poll and TV3’s NFO Poll have recorded remarkably similar results on the night before the final day of the election campaign. Today will not be recorded among National Party Leader Bill English's finest moments.

20: Naked In Nuhaka 7: The Art Of The Urban Hike

One of the things I have been obstinately pursuing in my new life back in Aotearoa is the Art of the Urban Hike. In San Francisco, you can walk for miles in the city, constantly intrigued by street life and stirring vistas at every turn. San Francisco ...

21: Scoop Images: Mt Etna Eruption As Seen From Space

The following images come from NASA’s MODIS satellite imagery system and show the ash cloud currently being produced by Mt Etna in Sicily. The picture was taken yesterday, October 30th.

22: English loses the plot

Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that the Leader of the Opposition’s bizarre and irresponsible statements about the SAS and New Zealand security further demonstrate his unfitness for public office.

23: Can NZ deal with terrorist attacks

National Party Leader Bill English wants an assurance from the Government that New Zealand is well placed to deal with any threats or attacks from terrorists.

24: Weathertight Homes Resolution Service

Homeowners affected by leaky building syndrome will receive a free independent assessment of their claim through the Weathertight Homes Resolution Service the government is setting up, Deputy Prime Minister Michael Cullen announced today.

25: Government Will Sacrifice Maori TV to TVNZ

Odds are on that this week the Labour Government will instruct Maori Television Service to purchase a second-rate UHF channel from state-owned Broadcast Communications, ACT Broadcasting Spokesman Deborah Coddington said today.

26: Liddell no top CEO - workers

Workers at the Kinleith pulp and paper mill are incensed that their boss, CHH chief executive Chris Liddell, is one of three contenders for the title of executive of the year.

27: Melbourne Cup Special - TAB Tipsters Say...

Melbourne Cup maestro Bart Cummings is poised to win his 11th Melbourne Cup with Rogan Josh as the horse demolished the field in Saturdays McKinnon Stakes at Flemington..

28: Bring SAS back down under

National leader Bill English is calling on the Government to bring back our S.A.S troops now serving in Afghanistan.

29: Move to outlaw Jemaah Islamiyah is deplored

The Indonesia Human Rights Committee believes that the designation of Jemaah Islamiyah as a terrorist entity is premature. The evidence produced thus far makes an unconvincing case. . The move is widely being interpreted as anti-Muslim and is likely to be counterproductive ...

30: Guest Opinion: Stopping The War Before It Begins

I have come here to urge you all, individually and collectively, to do everything in your power to oppose a US war against Iraq a war that can have no good end. I believe that we have within our reach the ability to stop this war before it begins.

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