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1: Images: Departing LOTR Stars Meet Their Planes

The Lord of the Ring's stars come face to face with themselves on the side of Air NZ planes as they bid New Zealand goodbye at Wellington Airport before boarding the Air New Zealand 767 emblazoned with giant images of the characters Aragorn and Arwen.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0312/S00024.htm


2: Images: Final Photocall - LOTR Stars Depart NZ

A final photocall for The Lord of the Ring's stars as they bid New Zealand goodbye at Wellington Airport before boarding the Air New Zealand 767 emblazoned with giant images of the characters Aragorn and Arwen.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0312/S00025.htm


3: 911 Victim’s Wife Files RICO Case Against GW Bush

Philip J. Berg, Esquire, announced today that he, attorney for Ellen Mariani, wife of Louis Neil Mariani, who died when United Air Lines flight 175 was flown into the South Tower of the World Trade Center on 9-11 at a news conference regarding the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00261.htm


4: 911 Victim Ellen Mariani Open Letter To The POTUS

This ''open letter'' is coming from my heart. I want you to know that I am neither a Republican nor a Democrat and that this is not an attempt to ''bash the Government''.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00262.htm


5: That Kyoto Is A Fraud - Owen McShane

Two weeks ago I was invited to participate in the Vice-Chancellor's debate at Waikato University. The debate was "That Kyoto is a Fraud". Jeanette Fitsimons took one side and I took the other. I wrote the attached paper to inform myself of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0312/S00036.htm


6: UQ Wire: Mariani Vs Bush (Full Amended Complaint)

.... detailed Amended Complaint in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on 11/26/03 in the case of Mariani vs. Bush et al that he is alleging President Bush and officials including, but not limited to Cheney, Ashcroft, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00224.htm


7: Heartland NZ Says 'Thanks' For Frodo Flyover

Among the many stories generated by Air New Zealand's decision to extend its Frodo celebration flypast on Monday comes one from Gisborne's Wainui Beach School that tugged at the heartstrings of the pilots flying the 747.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0312/S00028.htm


8: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer - 3 December

1. Auckland Transport Package—Petrol Tax 2. Moth Spraying—Hamilton 3. Patient Safety—Tauranga Surgeon 4. National Certificate of Educational Achievement—Internal Assessment Results 5. Refugees and Immigrants—Employment Question No. 6 to Minister 7. Border Security—Cost ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00077.htm


9: Return Of The King World Red Carpet Premiere Live

SKY Television confirmed today that is will screen a LIVE 90 minute red carpet special from the Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King world premiere in Wellington on Monday, December 1 from 5:30pm to 7pm on the SKY Movies channel.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0311/S00039.htm


10: Scoop Images: ROTK Stars Caught On Webcam (2)

Images caught on the fly off the http://www.r2.co.nz/ streaming web coverage of this afternoon's Lord of the Rings – Return of the King premiere parade. See also… Scoop Images: ROTK Stars Caught On Webcam (1)

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00018.htm


11: Viggo, Orlando, Sean take care with land purchases

Forest and Bird is urging Lord of the Rings stars to not pay excessive amounts for high country, lakeshore or coastal land. Stars, Orlando Bloom, Sean Austin and Viggo Mortensen have been reported as wanting to buy land in New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0312/S00019.htm


12: Chuckman Cartoon: What The British Pilot Saw

Cartoon By John Chuckman

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00048.htm


13: Scoop Images: ROTK Stars Caught On Webcam (1)

Images caught on the fly off the http://www.r2.co.nz/ streaming web coverage of this afternoon's Lord of the Rings – Return of the King premiere parade. See also… Scoop Images: ROTK Stars Caught On Webcam (2)

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00017.htm


14: UQ Wire: 9/11 In Never-Neverland

Think you're already amazed, alarmed or appalled enough by the state of US journalism today? Chew on this a while and think again.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00040.htm


15: Breast cancer screening buses lie idle

The six mobile breast-screening buses are lying idle when they could be saving more lives, says National's Health spokeswoman Dr Lynda Scott.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00421.htm


16: Chuckman Cartoon: Israel Warns Powell

Cartoon By John Chuckman

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00047.htm


17: Westfield Group applies for exemption under EIR

The Commerce Commission has received an application from the Westfield Group for an exemption under the Electricity Industry Reform Act 1998 (the EIR Act) in relation to ownership separation provisions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0312/S00026.htm


18: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00064.htm


19: Diebold Memos Disclose Florida 2000 E-Voting Fraud

Something very strange happened in Volusia County on election night November 2000, the night that first Gore won Florida, then Bush, and then as everybody can so well remember there was a tie.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00211.htm


20: Scoop Images: The View From The PM's Skytrain

The NZ Prime Minister Helen Clark is presently en-route to Nigeria to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). Scoop Co-Editor Selwyn Manning is travelling with the party aboard the RNZAF's new 757 aircraft and will be reporting ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00051.htm


21: Drug Scandal Deepens for Ecuador’s President

· COHA told: “It could be just the tip of the iceberg.” · Neck and neck, Ecuador’s Gutiérrez challenges Peru’s Toledo as being among South America’s weakest democratic links, and a prime candidate to be the next leader to be forced from office by a ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00023.htm


22: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00065.htm


23: Time to Ditch the Kiwi -- Richard Prebble

On Monday the Kiwi dollar hit 64 cents. The Kiwi started 2003 at 52 cents. Exporters are hurting. Manufacturers normally work on a profit margin of just 6 per cent.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00056.htm


24: Public Address 03/12/03 - Lies And Desire

If I were to say what I really thought of New Zealand First's 'Whose Country Is It Anyway?' leaflet things might get unseemly. So let's just observe that Winston Peters is a coward and a bully and his party is the home of fear, failure and resentment...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00043.htm


25: Questions for Oral Answer - Thursday, 4 December

1. DAVID BENSON-POPE to the Minister of Education: What steps have been taken to ensure that schools have ready access to reliable anti-virus software?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00083.htm


26: Questions & Answers For Tuesday 2 December 2003

1. Refugees and Immigrants—Employment 2. Holiday Leave—Cost 3. Taxation—System Review 4. Health and Disability Commissioner—Patient Files, Tauranga 5. Tertiary Education—Capability 6. Exchange Rate—Government Options

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00044.htm


27: Government Withdraws Threat Letter

QPEC is very pleased that the government is withdrawing its letter to schools which threatened the existence of many special needs units.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0312/S00019.htm


28: Public Address 04/12/03 - Silliness

Yay. Quoted in Parliament yesterday. I like it when that happens. Although I have a couple of high-profile media gigs, this blog is principally compiled with resources available to any Internet-connected citizen, so it's nice to occasionally get a word ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00052.htm


29: Powell Briefing En Route to Marrakesh

SECRETARY POWELL: It s a long day so we ll go right to questions. And, I ll Charlie, you ve got the first one? Where are you? There you are! QUESTION: The meeting that you had in Tunis went a lot longer than was anticipated. Why?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00021.htm


30: Bob Fitrakis: The Year Democracy Ended

As the year ends, 2003 will be remembered by future historians as the year the pretense of democracy in the United States ended.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00038.htm

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