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EDITORIAL: Teachers and the scrutiny of the school system.

UPFRONT: Steve Braunias talks with David Gates from Bread.

POLITICS: The 1999 Election.

DEBT BY DEGREES: The spiraling student debt problem.

PAVLOVS VOTERS: Christmas shopping, All Blacks Winning World Cup, Sunny Weather – all good news for Shipley.

VILLAGE PEOPLE: The America’s Cup awaits the starters gun.

ALL TOGETHER NOW: The search begins for a rugby anthem to match the others.

GOLDEN DISCS: The top 100 must have CDs of the millennium.

0800 OUTRAGE: A look at Christian Heritage’sGraham Capill.

SEEING RED: The latest obstacle in the remarkable life of blind winemaker Chung-Pin Lin.

GO COFFEE: Introducing the bright new actor Madeleine Sami.

... and this great quote about a Lord of the Rings web site: "The site's creator... has a content partnership with the Wellington news site Scoop (whose smuggled pictures from the village of Bree in Seatoun turned the Tolkein-fancying world on its head)".


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