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1: BOOK REVIEW: Pam’s Political Confessions

If there was ever any doubt that Pam Corkery despised politics then she has well and truly set the record straight with her latest book – 'Pam’s Political Confessions'.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00222.htm

2: Pacific Commander Talks US Relations With The TNI
US Pacific forces commander Admiral Blair candidly discusses the level of assistance the US is providing to the East Timor peacekeeping operation, and the pros and cons of the US military's relationship with the Indonesian military.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00223.htm

3: The Issues Behind The Labour Logging Decision
The Labour Party has bought a fight on the West Coast of the South Island not only over its proposal to end indigenous logging if it gets elected, but also over the way it made its decision. Scoop's West Coast correspondent, John Howard, reports.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00225.htm

4: Prime Minister right not to visit Dili
Mr Prebble rejects any suggestion that the Prime Minister's decision indicates any lack of support by the Government for our troops. "While the Prime Minister was seriously considering a visit I advised that while I understood her desire to ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00618.htm

5: Labour's tertiary education policy
Labour today signalled a commitment to investing in education with the release of its tertiary education policy.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00619.htm

6: Haka: The Legend Of The All Blacks
After the brouhaha of the Tourism Board fiasco earlier this year it was interesting to see an advert for New Zealand on Irish Television last night. An hour long programme about the All Blacks called "Haka: The Legend Of The All Blacks" made by Adidas and ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00218.htm

7: Natbrats Wont Spin Successful Line In Manukau City
The tedious presence of four National Party Ministers into Manukau City isn't going to win the Government any extra support in this community. On the contrary, local residents are critical of National's plan to spin 'the facts' about 'the security ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9909/S00104.htm

8: INCIS computers lock out the police
There was a police lockout on Tuesday afternoon. The police were locked out of their IBM supplied computers when a component of INCIS failed, Labour police spokesperson George Hawkins said.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00608.htm

9: More Bad News For (F)ailing Nats In Manukau City
The National/Act regime has been dealt another stinging blow with the publication of Garth George's column in this morning's New Zealand Herald. Mr George's damning commentary spells disaster for National/Act regime candidates standing in electorates ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9909/S00106.htm

10: National Radio Midday Bulletin
Timor - Troops - Equipment - Education - Petrol - Aid - Health - Smacking - Farmers - Millennium - Police
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9909/S00199.htm

11: Prebble Putting People Off Politics - Bunkle
“Wellington Central’s high number of unregistered voters is testament to public disillusionment with politics,” says Alliance MP and Wellington Central Candidate Phillida Bunkle.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00629.htm

12: Politicians missing the point in tax discussion
The major political parties' media arguments today over tax issues missed the point over whether politicians were even taxing the right things, the Green Party says.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00607.htm

13: ‘Area 51 Day’ Should Be Renamed
The Victoria University of Wellington Student Association’s planned ‘Area 51 Day’ should be renamed to closer represent the truth, Minister for Tertiary Education Max Bradford said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00601.htm

14: Bradford Dodging Student Debt Question Again
“Bradford is dodging the student debt issue again”, said University of Canterbury Students’ Association President Darel Hall.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED9909/S00051.htm

15: NZUSA to focus on students, not politics
Two elected members of the Victoria University Students Association Executive have strongly criticised student leaders for their political campaigning. Nick Archer and Philip Rennie are critical of releases from the New Zealand University Students ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9909/S00105.htm

16: Electronic Government
The Government is committed to providing leadership in the opportunities the Internet and other new technologies present, Prime Minister Jenny Shipley and Information Technology Minister Maurice Williamson said tonight.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00606.htm

17: Labour's Proposal Will Double Student Debt
Labour's policy for interest free loans while students are studying will double student debt, and will cost the taxpayer over a billion dollars, says ACT Leader Richard Prebble.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00612.htm

18: WestpacTrust / NZ Post Launch New Joint Banking
WestpacTrust is joining with New Zealand Post in a five month trial of agency banking services through selected Post Shops.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9909/S00146.htm

19: CSS Director Vindicated
“The Director of the Centre for strategic studies was the right person for the job. This is the conclusion to be drawn from the lengthy investigation by the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select committee,” says National MP and member of the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00610.htm

20: Women’s economic security vital for society
The Minister of Women’s Affairs, Hon Georgina te Heuheu, today welcomed the release of ground breaking research on women’s access to finance, their share of assets and their relative wealth.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00616.htm

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