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Lyndon Hood's Pics of the Weeks: August 2008

Lyndon Hood's Pics of the Weeks: August 2008

Scoop editorial images by Lyndon Hood, for stories from August 2008. For previous images see Pics of the Weeks: July 2008.


Argent Energy NZ - Argent Energy pulls plans for NZ Investment


Election 08 - Gordon Campbell on National’s economic vision


Statistics New Zealand - Employment growth continues


Scoop Full Coverage - National Conf + Secret Recordings


National - Labour wanted taxpayers to fund its campaign


Election 08 - Gordon Campbell on the ethics of taping politicians


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Election 08 - Campbell on National’s welfare policy, Tauranga and Georgia


Lyndon Hood - Lyndon Hood: Sanctions On Russia, Beneficiaries


National - National: Going for growth


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Election 08 - Gordon Campbell On Arts Funding Policy


NZ Govt - No damage to Skyhawks, sales process sped up


Election 08 - Gordon Campbell On The Yadegary Decision


New Zealand Police - Boobs on Bikes parade: Police Role Spelt Out


Lyndon Hood - Lyndon Hood: Satirists Urge Winston Not To Resign


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Election 08 - National’s Plans For Roads + Blogging + Biden


EPMU - Fairfax cuts a blow to democracy - EPMU


Election 08 - Gordon Campbell On the ETS And The Greens

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