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Due To Unprecedented Public Demand...
- The Second Coming is coming again to a screen near you. TV2's Julie Baylis says the station has been swamped by calls, faxes and emails to see a re-run of a documentary screened on October 14 concerning messages from on high. See..Do You Want A Hug? Watch TV2 9.45pm Saturday  and Images Of Gods Messenger? -  . So far as Scoop can ascertain the documentary was first broadcast in July not October as stated in Scoop's original review. Scoop apologises for the error.
ANOTHER BLACK DAY
- Come on Cullen. We need magic! Mehrts, Jeff, please, get it together. Order. Find touch. No more chargedowns, please. Forwards, effort IS REQUIRED! WORK. WORK. WORK. And hold on to the ball. Kees, fantastic work, keep it up. The rest of you. Be like him… See...All Blacks vs South Africa - Half Time Talk  and All Blacks vs South Africa – Oh No Not Again!@#  for the result. For more on how NZ's men in black lost on Monday see.. A Story You Would Probably Rather Not Read  in the Headlines wire. For background see Haka: Legend Of The All Blacks  , and an explanation of why Kiwis take this game so seriously. See also... ... Scoop Images: Salt In The Wound  and Scoop Images: Our Heroes Prepare To Do Battle  .
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Can The League Save Us?
- Tonight the Kiwi Rugby League team square off against Australia in the tri nations final. Can we finally win just one cup. With the hopes of the nation desperately behind them Scoop's Jonathan Hill will publish a post-match analysis soon after the game is over.
ELECTION 1999: A Big Precedent Setting Week For The Left
- Well the deed is finally done. Despite long denying the possibility of any such action, Alliance MP Phillida Bunkle finally bit the bullet this week and pulled out of the race for the prize seat of Wellington Central. Jonathan Hill writes on the developments of week six of the campaign. See… The Long Awaited Precedent For The Left  in the Headlines wire.
Poll Shows Margins Closed – Cliffhanger Looming
- The latest Herald Digi Poll shows the gap between National and Labour has dropped to just one per cent. See… Herald Poll - One Per cent between Nats and Labour  in the Headlines wire.
Australia Confirms Global Spy Agency – US Congress Demands Inquiry
- Confirmation has come from the Australian government that Echelon, a global network which can eavesdrop on phone, fax or e-mail anywhere on the planet, does exist. US Congressmen are calling for a full inquiry. John Howard reports. See… Australian Govt Confirms Global Spy Agency Exists  in the Headlines wire.
HARD NEWS: Lies, Losses, Lists and Lingerie
- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... so the All Blacks lost. They fell to bits for 20 minutes in the second half of their World Cup semi final, blew a 14 point lead and surrendered the match and their Cup hopes to a French side… See… HARD NEWS: Lies, Losses, Lists and Lingerie  in the Headlines wire.
Moseley-Braun’s Chances of Coming To NZ Brightening
- Former Senator Carol Moseley-Braun's prospects for becoming ambassador to New Zealand appeared to brighten Wednesday as the White House prepared to deliver papers demanded by the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. John Howard reports. See… Moseley-Braun's Chances Brightening  in the Headlines wire.
Clinton Offers Tax Breaks, Loans To Depressed Regions
- US president Bill Clinton is today offering immediate tax credits and guaranteed loans to disadvantaged rural and urban areas who are not benefitting from the strong US economy. John Howard reports. See… Clinton Offers Tax Breaks To Rural Areas  in the Headlines wire.
Booker Winner On Why We Should Dump The Queen
- “At the turn of the century Richard Seddon trumpeted, ‘One Empire, one language, one people.’ So begins author Keri Hulme in a letter to us all see... Keri Hulme On The Joys Of A Republic Of NZ  in the Headlines wire.
Rugby Loss A Boon To Shipley?
- The following is a link to a running daily poll being conducted by Waikato University's Politics department. It shows some unpredicted responses to the rugby loss on Monday. See... A Very Hot Link - Jenny Soars In Waikato Poll  in the Headlines wire.
Lotteries Commission Travel Review Makes Changes
- Lotteries Commission representatives travelling overseas on official business with their spouses will in future pay for their partners' travel themselves, unless there are exceptional circumstances, the Minister of Internal Affairs, Jack Elder, says. See… Lotteries Commission Acts On Minister's Concerns  in the Parliament wire.
Student President Slams Fee Rises At Victoria
- An open letter to Professor Michael Irving, Vice Chancellor of Victoria University, from the President of the Victoria University Students' Association on this weeks fee increases of around 15 per cent. See… Students Open Letter To Victoria University VC  in the Education wire.
Govt. Set To Privatise Housing NZ
– Labour - The Government must come clean on its moves to hand over management of all state houses to real estate companies, says Labour's housing spokesperson Graham Kelly. See… Nats poised to privatise Housing NZ  in the Parliament wire.
Prebble Revels In High ACT Poll, Makes Predictions
- ACT Leader Richard Prebble said today in response to media questions as to why ACT’s support has increased by 50 percent, “ACT has been raising the issues of concern to New Zealanders, the Treaty industry, run away social welfare, law and order… See… ACT Raising Real Issues  in the Parliament wire.
Neglect of South Auckland Kids National’s Shame
- The children of South Auckland are suffering in Third World conditions as a result of the National Party’s neglect, Labour Pacific Island affairs spokesperson Taito Phillip Field says. See… National’s Shame As South Auckland Children Suffer  in the Parliament wire.
Labour Should Come Clean on Incorrect Ads – National
- Labour should do the right thing and admit the rest of the errors in their campaign ad, said Roger Sowry. See… Helen should do the honourable thing  in the Parliament wire.
Don’t Abuse Your Distress Flares!
- Marine distress flares must not be used as part of Guy Fawkes Day celebrations, unless approved for non-emergency use by the Maritime Safety Authority. See… Use Distress Flares For Emergencies - Not For Fun  in the General wire.
Hasler, PM Launch National’s Arts and Culture Policy
- I am especially pleased to welcome Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Jenny Shipley, to our launch this morning of National’s Culture and Heritage Policy. Mrs Shipley’s presence both reaffirms her own and National’s commitment… Read the rest… Launch of National's Culture and Heritage Policy  in the Parliament wire.
National Lose Control Of Health ‘Monster’ – King
- National has created a bureaucratic health monster which is out of control and running amok, Labour health spokesperson Annette King says. See… National loses control of its own health policy  in the Parliament wire.
Cullen No Tax Cred – ACT
- ACT Finance spokesman Rodney Hide said today that Labour's Dr Michael Cullen had no credibility on tax policy. See… Cullen Has No credibility on Tax - ACT  in the Parliament wire.
CYPFA Apologise For Teenage Rapist
- Child, Youth and Family says it deeply regrets not following proper procedure before it placed a 14-year-old Wellington youth with a gang member. See… Child, Youth And Family Apologies Over Rape Case  in the General wire.
Labour Should Come Clean On Rimu Logging Plans
– NFA - Native Forest Action has called on the Labour Party to make its position clear on West Coast rimu logging. It says that if logging of rimu forests continues, over half of the logging will be in the top priority forests on the shores of Okarito lagoon. See… Labour Urged To State Its Policy On Rimu Logging  in the Politics wire.
Family Violence Key Election Issue
- Six national organisations that work with the impact of family violence are canvassing political parties about how they will act to stop family violence. See… Halting Family Violence Is An Election Issue  in the Politics wire.
Spreadable Butter Exports May Resume
- New Zealand’s spreadable butter exports to Europe can now resume following the introduction of new European Union (EU) legislation, Trade Minister Lockwood Smith announced. See… Trade Minister Welcomes EU Spreadable Butter Move  in the Parliament wire.
Concerned Benefactor Prepares to Withdraw Turnbull Exhibits
- A major benefactor of the Alexander Turnbull Library is preparing to remove materials currently on loan to the Turnbull and to withdraw future substantial bequests, such are his concerns about the National Library restructuring. See… Benefactor Remove Major Turnbull Collection  in the General wire. Labour Leader Helen Clark said that restoring the National Library would be central to New Zealand's cultural renaissance under Labour. See… Cultural renaissance versus cultural vandalism  in the Parliament wire.