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1: Bernard Weiner: Ten Cracks in the Bush Facade

Through a Glass Lightly: 10 Hopeful Cracks in the Bush Facade By Bernard Weiner The Crisis Papers

2: Solo Parent Figures Send Disturbing Message

Statistics New Zealand today released information showing that, during the last decade, there has been a dramatic increase in sole parent families with children. From being 26 percent of all families with children in 1991, sole parent families ...

3: John Chuckman: Fumbling For A Case For War

Well, the evidence just keeps accumulating. I think it is a remarkable testimonial to President Bush's restraint that he has waited this long. After reading Tony Blair's dossier on torture in Iraq, the impulse to launch everything the Pentagon has must ...

4: Big News: Children, Smacking And The DPB

Social Services Minister Steve Maharey is a politically correct socialist. He was all ready to repeal Section 59 of the Crimes Act – the section that gives the right for parents to physically discipline their kids. The only thing that has stopped ...

5: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 10 December

1. Hon PETER DUNNE to the Associate Minister of Transport: What role does the "no blame" policy, which allows people to freely report aircraft safety incidents and accidents without fear of prosecution, play in the ability of the commercial ...

6: UQ Wire: INS Deporting Rudi Dekkers

"The I.N.S. is acting to place the prime suspect in a wider-ranging 9/11 conspiracy investigation out of the reach of the Independent Investigation."

7: Rule Of The Pirates: The $200 Billion Payday

The figure had been bouncing around think tanks and Capitol Hill for months, and on December 1 made the front page of the Washington Post: Bush's invasion and occupation of Iraq will cost the American taxpayer between $100 and $200 billion.

8: Scoop Feedback: Are Air NZ Planes Flying Blind?

In this edition: Are Air NZ Planes Flying Blind? Who's in charge?

9: Scoop Images: Henry Kissinger Digs Deep

The photographs of Kissinger [taken by Adriana Lorete], seen pondering affairs at a trade conference in Brazil, originally appeared on the front page of Jornal do Brasil, a major Rio de Janeiro daily, on November 13, 1992.

10: Poisons Approved For Food Supplements

Three substances approved for use in food supplements by the European Commission and the Food Standards Agency are exposed today as fatal to humans.

11: What is the Penalty for Playing a Bum Note?

"What's the penalty for playing a bum note? asked ACT Leader Richard Prebble today.

12: BBC Transcript Of Osama Bin Laden Statement

Transcript Of Message From Shaykh Usaamah Ibn Laadin (Osama bin Laden) broadcast November 3rd by Al-Jazeera satellite television channel

13: Howard’s End: Human Rights Day Revisited

Today is Human Rights Day but it's not as well known as it should be, that this little country was responsible for adding these words to the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights: "All members of the organisation undertake to preserve, protect and ...

14: Minister's Facade Crumbling

The Hawkes Bay District Health Board's statement that the significant delay in having its annual plan signed off cost up to $250,000 a month is a telling indictment on the credibility of Health Minister Annette King, ACT New Zealand health Spokesman ...

15: Clampdown On Illegal Street Racing

More streets are to be restricted to non-residential traffic on weekends and public holidays in order to tackle the scourge of illegal street racing in Manukau. This will include a large stretch of Te Irirangi Drive between Dawson Road in Otara and ...

16: Navy Carrier Named In Honor Of President Bush I

Secretary of the Navy Gordon R. England will name the Navy's tenth Nimitz class aircraft carrier in honor of World War II Naval Aviator and former President of the United States George Herbert Walker Bush during a ceremony today at 3 p.m. EDT in the Pentagon ...

17: Bioethics Council appointed

Environment Minister Marian Hobbs today announced the membership of Toi te Taiao: The Bioethics Council, which was recommended by the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification.

18: United Future prove how green they are

The National Party’s condemning United Future’s support for the Local Government Bill which threatens special rules for Maori and extra costs for consultation.

19: Images: The America's Cup Arbitration Panel

The America's Cup Arbitration Panel (l to r) Mr Donald Manasse, Professor Henry Peter, The Honourable Michael Foster (Chair), Master John Faire, Sir David Tompkins at the Northern Club in Auckland, New Zealand, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002. The Panel held ...

20: National’s Mutton Dressed As Labour’s Lamb

The Government’s latest defence “announcement” is an exercise in outright deception because it is simply a regurgitation of old National policies said New Zealand First defence spokesperson Ron Mark.

21: How To Avert A Tragedy

A twenty year-old Otara woman was yesterday charged in the Manukau District Court with murdering her two year-old daughter. The child was taken off life support at the Starship hospital on Saturday. This case follows quickly on the heels of the ...

22: Guide to Christmas Shopping for the 21st Century

It was not until I was at my parent’s place at the weekend that I realised that Christmas was looming once again. Every year my mother decorates all the windows of the conservatory with Santa Claus stickers, however this year she has gone a step better and plastered ...

23: Richard Prebble’s Letter from Wellington

Helen Clark is flying off this week to New York to promote the Discovery Channel documentary on NZ! Miss Clark has managed to get an interview with Kofi Annan. While the PM’s office has hinted that this trip will also assist in promoting NZ’s case ...

24: When is a symphony orchestra not an orchestra

The announcement by the PM today that the government is introducing legislation to clarify the role of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is a clear indication that the PM’s much vaunted intellect has already gone into holiday mode said Katherine ...

25: Supreme Court a Supreme Blunder

The Government's plan to sever more than a century of association with the Privy Council, as our top court, is a supreme blunder says ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks.

26: Federated Farmers Boycott Justified

Federated Farmers executives have taken a principled stand in their decision to boycott the Labour Government's celebration of the signing of the Kyoto Protocol, ACT New Zealand Rural Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff said today.

27: 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, ...

28: PM to visit United States

Prime Minister Helen Clark leaves on Wednesday for a short visit to the United States that will focus on tourism, trade and international affairs.

29: Snags in Supreme Court for Maori

The National Party’s warning Maori there could be hidden snags in the Supreme Court Bill, which have the potential to influence crucial Treaty of Waitangi decisions.

30: Defending Joris de Bres

The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO has defended the speech given given by Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres at a dawn ceremony to greet the United Nations Day for Cultural Heritage on December 4.

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