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1: O'Neill To Enter Witness Protection Program

O'Neill to enter witness protection program Cheney reportedly contemplating post-emptive strike on former Treasury secretary. Satire from…

2: Empress Clark Fiddles While Business Burns

ACT New Zealand Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide today said that Helen Clark's stated government goals for the year - as reported in today's Herald - were misguided and pathetic.

3: Libraries unite to strike digital gold for NZers

All New Zealanders will now have an enormous range of electronic resources at their fingertips, thanks to the innovative thinking of libraries around the country. In a move that is the first of its kind in New Zealand, public, education, research ...

4: Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Bin Forgot

Cartoon by…

5: Chuckman Cartoon: There Goes The Neighbourhood

Cartoon by John Chuckman

6: Power Prices Set To Rise - Again

"Householders will be feeling a sense of déjà vu amid warnings that power prices are set to rise again this summer," says National Party Energy spokesman Roger Sowry.

7: Scoop Images: Helms Deep Press Conference (1)

The following pictures show film director Peter Jackson with members of the cast and crew of the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films, the filming of which is now drawing to a close in the Wellington region.

8: Images: Lord Of The Rings Exhibition At Te Papa

In anticipation of the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, the central instalment in writer/director/producer Peter Jackson's epic trilogy based on the J.R.R. Tolkien masterpiece, Te Papa proudly announces a world exclusive and a bold ...

9: Avian Flu in Asia

The Ministry of Health says New Zealanders travelling in Asia should be alert to World Health Organisation advice of a bird flu outbreak in parts of Asia.

10: 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 ...

11: Strengthening Management & Governance of Maori

Speech at the launch of Te Puni Kokiri's Strengthening Management and Governance Programme, Nga Whare Waatea Marae, Auckland, Monday, January 19, 11am Embargo till delivery/check against delivery

12: Scoop Archive: UQ Wire: "They wanted it to happen" - J. Buchanan

I stand before you today less as a candidate and more as a messenger and the message I bear is simple and stark. We have all been lied to about 9/11, the country is in mortal danger and only you can make it right.

13: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics (Hello 2004!!!)

UK Peace Activist Tom Hurndall Dies - 'P' Concern Tops New Year Agenda In Parliament - EDITORIAL: Pro-Nuke Pro ‘Preventative War’ Cost Of U.S./NZ Free Trade Deal - Stateside: Where Rosalea Gets Metaphysical About The Moon - Hard News & More Is There! - Meditations: ...

14: Kidd Millennium Cartoon: A Message From Mars

Cartoon by…

15: John Chuckman: President From Podunk Drilling Inc.

Thinking people aren't surprised to be told that failed-oilman George Bush qualifies as a moral and intellectual dry hole.

16: UQ Wire: "They wanted it to happen" - J. Buchanan

I stand before you today less as a candidate and more as a messenger and the message I bear is simple and stark. We have all been lied to about 9/11, the country is in mortal danger and only you can make it right.

17: Peace Vigils Worldwide Morn Tom Hurndall’s Death

You may have already heard that Tom Hurndall died this evening. His family and supporters have called for a vigil outside Downing Street tomorrow, Wednesday, at 5.30pm (G.M.Time). Bring candles, placards, media.

18: More time needed to comment on employment law

National Party Industrial Relations spokesman Roger Sowry says the public and business alike deserve more time to have their say on employment law changes.

19: Quality at stake in TVNZ bid for funding control

National Party Broadcasting spokeswoman Georgina te Heuheu says the quality of television would be put at risk if the Government bows to pressure from TVNZ over $68 million worth of New Zealand On Air funding. "Reports today confirm my statement of ...

20: Andrew Stone new CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi NZ

The appointment of Andrew Stone as CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand was today confirmed by worldwide head of the agency Kevin Roberts.

21: Niue is back on the weather map.

A MetService Technician, at the request of the Niue Government, has put the Niue weather station back into operation.

22: Washington's Vendetta against President Aristide

The Bush administration, like the Clinton administration before it, continues to pursue a ruinously counterproductive policy towards the democratically-elected government of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide of Haiti.

23: Throwing Good Money After Bad

The Government's plan to give $2.5 million to a "Strengthening Management and Governance" pilot scheme for Maori organisations has been condemned as "throwing good money after bad", by National MP Murray McCully.

24: Judith Miller reveals Raiders won 2003 Super Bowl

We are grateful to Dennis Hans (see bio below) for bringing to our attention the latest blockbuster scoop by Judith Miller, the embedded super-reporter of the New York Times.

25: Pacific Blue’s First Aircraft Arrives In NZ

The eagerly awaited first Pacific Blue aircraft touched down at Christchurch International Airport, heralding the arrival of the first sexy red jet to the airline’s New Zealand base.

26: Pep talk on growth should broaden horizons

When the Prime Minister gives Cabinet her pep talk on picking more winners tomorrow, the Employers & Manufacturers Association hopes some ministers will pipe up about the need to encourage investment and growth in all sectors.

27: Power & Interest News Rept: The U.S.-U.K. Alliance

One of the results of al-Qaeda's unprecedented terrorist attack on the United States in September of 2001 was to thrust the United Kingdom into a new and conspicuous geopolitical role.

28: O’Neill’s Claims Against Bush Supported By Letters

Anyone who doubts former Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill’s recent claims that President Bush mislead the public and secretly planned the Iraq war eight months before the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11 needs to read the two letters sent to then President ...

29: Official papers confirm Labour is failing Maori

National Party Maori Affairs spokeswoman Georgina te Heuheu says a leaked report out today confirms the Labour Government is failing Maori. "Despite all the talk and all the poorly focussed hand-outs - Maori are still falling behind in key ...

30: Intl. day of solidarity with the Haitian people

Numerous Haitian non-governmental organizations will be mobilizing today to draw attention to the Haitian people's struggle for respect of their fundamental human rights. The organizations will be also calling on the international community to ...

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