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1: UN Considers Active Involvement In Haiti

With violence persisting between Haitian government forces and opposition militias, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today the United Nations has been considering how to become more involved in helping the Caribbean country.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00158.htm


2: Prebble: Cooking Wine Crackdown Crazy

ACT New Zealand Leader Richard Prebble today criticised the Liquor Licensing Authority's decision to crack down on supermarkets selling rice-based cooking wine due to its high alcohol content, describing it as an over-zealous application of the law.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00235.htm


3: Why Not Just Genetically Engineer Women For Milk?

MAdGE (Mothers Against Genetic Engineering in Food and the Environment) today launched a highly controversial billboard campaign in Auckland and Wellington to provoke public debate about the social and cultural ethics of genetic engineering in New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00003.htm


4: Images Of Flood Search And Rescue By 3 Sqn RNZAF

Images from the Royal New Zealand Air Force 3 Squadron of their helicopter search and rescue operation activities in and near the township of Whangaehu. Photos NZDF.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00138.htm


5: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00234.htm


6: Images: Feilding February 16th Flood & Aftermath

Images from MDC.govt.nz Feilding From Above Flooded Farmland Aorangi Bridge & Golf Course Council Carpark Flooded Council Carpark After The Flood Mud Outside the Library

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0402/S00116.htm


7: Questions Of The Day & Answers - February 17 2004

1. Civil Defence—Emergencies 2. Reducing Inequalities Policies—Mâori POO: Question No. 3 to Minister 3. Seabed and Foreshore—Customary Rights 4. National Drug Policy—Announcements 5. Immigration—Costs to Taxpayers 6. Employment Relations Law Reform Bill—Collective ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00280.htm


8: Images: Feilding Flooding Pictures

Images from MDC

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0402/S00100.htm


9: Flooding hits Miramar - slip damage to house

Karaka Bay Road on the Miramar Peninsula has been closed to through traffic in front of a house extensively damaged by a landslip this morning.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0402/S00111.htm


10: MetService Issues Narrative of the Big Storm

Flooding hit Wellington, Wairarapa, Manawatu and Rangitikei areas hard early this week. This narrative article from MetService Weather Ambassador Bob McDavitt gives a sequential account of the main events leading to flooding.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0402/S00058.htm


11: Haiti: Perpetrators of past abuses re-emerge

The emergence of former paramilitary leaders convicted of past human rights violations as leaders of the armed opposition force is fuelling a conflict that has already taken too many lives, said Amnesty International as the crisis in Haiti continues ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00155.htm


12: Satire: GOP Previews Season Of Kerry Smears

Complacent after four years of raping the treasury, leading the country into an illegitimate war and torching the environment, G.O.P. mouthpieces have prepared a laundry list of slanders against Democratic nominee Sen. John Kerry that they will unveil as soon ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00134.htm


13: SPECIAL REPORT: The Big Blow - Feb. 16-17 Storm

Met Service Warn More Wind & Rain On Its Way - MetService meteorologists have issued severe wind and heavy rain warnings for an active front moving across New Zealand on Thursday. See... Severe Wind and Rain Warnings for Thursday

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00152.htm


14: Israel's Mass Robbery of Palestine

Forty years after the events of 1948 that led to the creation of Israel, Henry Cattan, a Palestinian lawyer from western Jerusalem described the dispossession of the Palestinian people from their property one of the "greatest mass robberies in the history of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00140.htm


15: Severe Wind and Rain Warnings for Thursday

MetService meteorologists have issued severe wind and heavy rain warnings for an active front moving across New Zealand on Thursday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0402/S00060.htm


16: Palmerston North City: Call to avoid Flooded Areas

Civil Defence in Palmerston North is calling on sightseers not to go looking for areas of flooding in the city.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0402/S00114.htm


17: Eyeing The Storm: 167 km/hr at Beacon Hill

MetService Weather Ambassador Bob McDavitt described today's storm as extreme and one which delivered more than it promised.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0402/S00051.htm


18: We Are Middle Earth - Not Scorched Earth!

Rt Hon Winston Peters has warned that Don Brash is creating a smoke screen of race relations while his real agenda is to breathe new life into the corpse of Rogernomics.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00282.htm


19: Questions for Oral Answer - Wednesday, 18 February

1. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Prime Minister: In light of her statement that, "Our proposal is for the twin title to have the people's title alongside the customary title, and we think that meets the interest of both people.", is it the intention ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00289.htm


20: Public Address 18/02/04 - Elephant Hippy Pork

GUEST Richard Neville - Last week I spoke at the "Gala Dinner" hosted by the Australian Internet Industry Association at Sydney's Luna Park. The speech followed an address given by the Federal Minister of Communications, IT and the Arts, Daryl Williams, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00148.htm


21: Bush Wins Triple Trifecta As Worst President Ever

Bush is not merely the worst president in recent memory. He's the worst in all US history. And he's won the distinction not on a weakness or two, but in at least nine separate categories, giving him a triple trifecta. It's a record unmatched by any ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00146.htm


22: NZGIRL Flies In The Face Of Big Day Outers

Big Day Outers in Auckland were left scratching their heads this afternoon as a light plane flew above Ericsson Stadium towing a straight talking banner that would cause any red blooded kiwi bloke to cringe.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0401/S00037.htm


23: Who's The REAL Racist?

Allegations that the Opposition is promoting racial separatism are a bit rich coming from a Government that - new information shows - is creating separatism through social policies that are clearly failing the very people it purports to be helping, ACT ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00283.htm


24: Dunne points Brash to the future, not the past

United Future leader Peter Dunne today cautioned National leader, Don Brash, that the New Zealand voter is looking for policies to guide the country in the future, not hankering for the past.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00287.htm


25: Low income families in line for $2000 per child

Low income families may benefit by $2000 a year per child in the next Budget, according to United Future’s finance and revenue spokesman, Gordon Copeland.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00299.htm


26: A Chance To Meet Mary-Kate And Ashley In LA

The ZM radio network in association with the mary-kateandashley brand is searching for New Zealand's biggest Mary-Kate and Ashley fan! The winner and two companions will get to meet the most famous teenagers on the planet in their home city, Los ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00118.htm


27: Maharey Cannot Fight The Facts

ACT New Zealand Housing Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today responded to Housing Minister Steve Maharey's underhanded attack on her scrutiny of Labour's race-based housing assistance programmes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00277.htm


28: Ukraine: Crisis In Standards Of Living

Poverty and insecurity are prevailing in Ukraine, where workers earn less than $100 per capita, and 40 per cent are owed a backlog of wages, according to a new study by the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00146.htm


29: Alexander: A padded cell for Nandor, please!

The fact that Green MP Nandor Tanczos appears to see a 'golden vulture' looming large over New Zealand's correction systems is the point at which the ideological meets the delusional, United Future's Marc Alexander said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00295.htm


30: Manawatu District: The Cleanup begins

THE big cleanup has started in the Manawatu District as floodwaters recede, services are reconnected and roads and bridges reopened.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0402/S00112.htm

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