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1: Return Of The King Trailer Is Here! brings you this exclusive first look at THE RETURN OF THE KING! This file was sent to us by person or persons unknown, it shows 1:35 minutes in GLORIOUS quicktime a TON of shots from ROTK. Sam and Frodo in Moria, Pippin and Merry, Gandalf ...

2: Furore over sacking of Kiwi cartoonist

A first time contributor has filed this piece from New Zealand on the recent sacking of cartoonist Malcolm Evans and the man criticised, James Kemsley, has hit back so make sure you read to the bottom.

3: President Fox To Open Fifth Wto Ministerial

President Vicente Fox of host Mexico will open the Fifth WTO Ministerial Conference at the Cancún Convention Centre on 10 September 2003, according to the order of business approved by the General Council on 27 August 2003. The General Council also agreed ...

4: Inside A U.S. Election Vote Counting Program

Publication of this story marks a watershed in American political history. It is offered freely for publication in full or part on any and all internet forums, blogs and noticeboards. All other media are also encouraged to utilise material. Readers ...

5: Free trade lunacy fuels record deficit

The Green Party is challenging Commerce Minister Lianne Dalziel to extend the tariff freeze, in the wake of the record July trade deficit announced today.

6: ACT's The Letter 1 September: It’s Clarkgate

The real issues are these: 1 Helen Clark has publicly claimed until last week that all documents were released. 2 That claim is false. 3 Helen Clark knew it was false.

7: W32.Sobig.F@mm - updated statistics

Here's the latest updates on W32.Sobig.F@mm from the Symantec Security Response experts: Symantec Security Response has received a total of 6,031 submissions, of which, 654 are corporate submissions and 5,377 are consumer infections.

8: 17 Candidates For Auckland Energy Trust Elections

Auckland , Sept. 1 - Seventeen people have registered as candidates for the five Trustee positions available on the Auckland Energy Consumer Trust.

9: Top 10 Things Revealed During The Corngate Inquiry

1. Mark Prebble can stuff up royally even without the distraction of Christine Rankin's short skirts and low cut tops.

10: Outgoing health boss backs PC police?

National Party Broadcasting spokeswoman Katherine Rich is astounded that outgoing Public Health Director Colin Tukuitonga appears to be advocating the creation of a PC police force to track down and tax serial couch potatoes.

11: Desperately Seeking The ROTK Trailer? Click Here

Go to Google , type "ROTK Trailer" into the box and click the "I am feeling lucky" button.

12: Hobbs confirms RMA Unworkable

ACT Leader Richard Prebble said today that the Labour government's intention to fast track the Resource Management Act's decision-making process is confirmation of what ACT has been saying for years.

13: National Bank Sale Another Air NZ/Qantas Mess?

ACT New Zealand Associate Commerce Spokesman Stephen Franks today called on Finance Minister Dr Michael Cullen to tell the Reserve Bank that he does not want it to sacrifice New Zealanders' financial security for political peace with Australia.

14: FOX Viewers Mistakenly Buy New Al Franken Book

New York--Preliminary sales figures and exit interviews at area book stores over the past week indicate that millions of FOX News viewers are too stupid to realize Al Franken's new book is mocking them.

15: Solomons: LAND . . . is THE Issue!

Solomon Islanders are deeply convinced that the land issue lies at the heart of the country's current problems. Our many national difficulties directly link back to the whole sensitive feelings about land. It's at that heart and centre that drove ...

16: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Iwi Says Private Prison Management Should Go Ahead - Mystery Shrouds Cause Of Sudden Deaths In Otago - STORY OF THE WEEK - FRANKENCORN REVISITED - ACT's Letter Climbs Into Clarkgate - Land Is The Issue In The Solomons - Oz Cartoonists' Association ...

17: Ron Holland: Bring Troops Home, Send In Neocons

Bring Our Troops Home and Send In the Neocons by Ron Holland , August 20, 2003 Also published by , and In Arabic at

18: Private prison management ban step backwards

A board representing six Northern Iwi today welcomed growing opposition to clauses in a Government Bill seeking to ban any private management of New Zealand prisons.

19: Timore-Leste: Justice for crimes against humanity

On the fourth anniversary of the vote for independence by the people of Timor-Leste (formerly East Timor), Amnesty International is launching a new campaign to ensure that the victims of the 1999 violence do not have to wait another four years for ...

20: Serbia and Kosovo: Day of the Missing

Four years after the ending of the war in Kosovo, and the establishment of the UN interim Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), Amnesty International is gravely concerned that more than 3,000 ethnic Albanians and an estimated 1,200, Serbs, Roma and other minorities ...

21: Stop Liquidations - Vigil in Tel-Aviv on Wednesday

Protest vigil, Wednesday Sept. 3, at 6am Where? Opposite the Defence Ministry, in Tel-Aviv

22: Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Ashcroft Unplugged

Cartoon by…

23: Who Tunes in to Local TV?

New NZ On Air research shows that most regional television viewers are watching their local channel for local news and sport, but the majority of them consider the programmes to be of a lower standard than those on mainstream channels. The Regional TV Research ...

24: Sludge Report #154 – Bigger Than Watergate!

In This Edition: Bigger Than Watergate! - How To Rig An Election In The United States - Fantasy vs Reality - How We Discovered The Backdoor - Evidence Of Motive - Evidence Of Opportunity - Evidence Of Method - Evidence Of Prior Conduct - Consistent Unexplained ...

25: John Chuckman Satire: The Devil And Georgie Bush

George Bush sits quietly at his desk in the Oval Office. Suddenly, with a puff of acrid, yellow smoke, a dark figure appears at his shoulder, arrogantly leaning an elbow against the back corner of the big leather chair. He wears a soot-stained stovepipe ...

26: Young squeezed out of buoyant housing market

First home buyers are increasingly being shut out of the New Zealand housing market and consigned to the long term rental of homes owned by other people, according to United Future Revenue spokesperson Gordon Copeland.

27: Images: Playing Card Deck Shows Way To Regime Cha

In the wake of the U.S.'s "pre-emptive" destruction of Iraq, her people, and her culture, the Trade Regulation Organization is issuing a "55 most wanted" playing-card deck ( similar to the one that the Pentagon issued two weeks ...

28: Vic Uni launches Victoria Management School

If New Zealand managers want to stand out in the busy marketplace of the world economy, it will be creativity in management that will set them apart.

29: Front Up Over The Foreshore Please Helen

The Prime Minister needs to front up at the foreshore and seabed consultation hui that are being held around the country said New Zealand First Maori affairs spokesperson, Bill Gudgeon.

30: Inside An E-Voting Whitewash Conference Call

''I don’t want the story saying the e-voting industry is in trouble and decided to hire a lobbying firm to take care of their problem for them.'' - ITAA's Harris Miller 22nd August 2003

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