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1: Behind The Veil: Who Really Attacked The WTC?

Many people here in the Middle East believe that behind the acts of hijacking and building destructions and the murdering of innocents were non-Muslim encouragement or assistance.

2: NZ Remains In Top 3 Clean In Corruption Countries

NZ has been ranked as 3rd cleanest country in terms of corruption again by Transparency International.

3: Scoop Feedback: "Get Off Internet And Find A Cave"

In This Edition: Get A Conscience! - NZ's Best Response To Afghanistan Crisis - New Zealand's Stand On Terrorism - Who Are The Real Terrorists? - Part II

4: Stateside with Rosalea: Pass The Envelope Please

"Math Instructor. 2 month assignment on US Navy ship at sea. Immediate openings. Masters Degree in Math required. Central Texas College, San Diego." Try telling me THAT's not scary! It's an ad currently on the San Francisco Chronicle's website ...
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5: Lecturer should be dismissed

The Christian Heritage Party Leader, Graham Capill, calls for the immediate dismissal of Canterbury University lecturer Dr. Anwar from her position at the university.

6: Scoop Link: You Too Can Read Arabic On The Web!

News junkies surfing the web for new perspectives on the War Against Terror may find a whole new world opened to them through the following link to an Arabic/English translation engine.

7: GE Free NZers Face Attacks From PM

Public Majority Supporting A GE Free New Zealand Face Attacks From Prime Minister Shameful comments by our prime minister, describing majority public opinion as extremism and according to National radio comparing the public to the Taleban, show the lengths ...

8: Howard's End: Show Us The Money!

When Government paid the West Coast $120 million of taxpayer's money to halt native timber harvesting, optimism for new jobs was high. But a year on, the publicly-elected economic development trust who is charged with managing the money, has not held a ...

9: HARD NEWS 02/11/01 - Clean Up After Yourself

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... Taliban with an "i" or an "e"? GM or GE? It might be taken as a sign of the confusion of the present times that we don't seem to even agree on how to spell or what to call what we're all worried about.

10: Links: Le Figaro Reports CIA, bin Laden Contacts

The Front-Page lead story in French Newspaper Le Figaro on Wednesday, October 31, 2001 is that Osama bin Laden was in an American Hospital in Dubai, in July, and had contacts with the CIA. The story, also featured on Radio France Internationale and ...

11: ACT Appoints Experienced Political Operator

President of ACT New Zealand, Catherine Judd, today announced the appointment of Graham Watson as ACT Party Manager. This is a new position based in Auckland but reporting to me, with key responsibilities being to run the Party's day-to-day membership ...

12: New Zealand’s Top Ten Volunteers Honoured By Lions

Hundreds of New Zealanders selflessly give time to their communities every year. These efforts often go unrecognised – but not this year.

13: Images: Japanese Whalers At It Again

Auckland: Giant eyeballs are protesting today at the Japanese consulate in Auckland imploring the Japanese Prime Minister not to send his whaling fleet to Antarctica to kill minke whales.

14: Check Your Till Receipts! - Kachingo!

With only two days to go before their first $250,000 draw, the organisers of the new rewards programme Kachingo! are reminding shoppers to check their Kachingo! tickets.

15: An Open Letter From NYC – From Mitchel Cohen

The bones of September have barely been exhumed, and new crises are already punching through the once hum-drum droppings of everyday life. Flying in an airplane; attending antiwar protests; wearing darker skin; praying to an unsanctioned God facing the ...

16: Little Change in Spending

The 2000/01 Household Economic Survey results from Statistics New Zealand showed that since 1997/98 average household spending has risen 2.5 percent to $758 per week.

17: Eyewitness Report: Nights of Death in Kandahar

It was deafening. The walls shook and I heard glass shatter. Jolted out of bed, I held my breadth. The first thought was whether our building was hit. There was a hiss as if of a low flying plane and then the second explosion shook the walls.

18: Open Letter From Robert Redford On Oil Crisis

It is understandable that we Americans feel an almost reflexive need for unanimity in trying times like these. As a nation, we are rightly consumed with responding to the terrorist attacks on September 11th.

19: Anderton welcomes Kiwibank

“The Kiwibank with its new board is a solid foundation for the new nationwide bank owned for and by New Zealanders,” Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton said today.

20: Good Progress on Holidays Act Review

Labour Minister Margaret Wilson says a report on the Holidays Act from a joint union-employer advisory group will allow good progress to be made on a "complex and difficult" area of employment relationships.

21: NZ defence links with Australia in trouble

The Australian Labour Party's decision to list New Zealand at the bottom of its regional defence priorities confirms again that New Zealand's defence policy has widened the Tasman between the two countries, National's Defence spokesperson Max Bradford said ...

22: Images: Sandra Lee Opens Tussocklands

Photos from Friday's opening ceremony of the new Korowai Torlesse Tussocklands Park in Canterbury, which the Minister of Conservation presided over. See also… Korowai Torlesse Tussocklands - Lee Speech

23: Libz Declare War On Activists

"In the wake of the Clark Compromise on GE, the eco-terrorists and sandalled vandals have crawled out of their caves and begun boasting about the violent direct actions they will be taking," notes Libertarianz leader and environment deregulation ...

24: 1 black widow, 2 black widow, 3 black widow, 4...

Green MP Ian Ewen-Street today said imports of Californian grapes must be banned immediately, following the fourth black widow spider found in New Zealand last week.

25: Six Questions Posed To Professor Noam Chomsky

(1) There has been an immense movement of troops and extreme use of military rhetoric, up to comments about terminating governments, etc. Yet, to many people there appears to be considerable restraint...what happened?

26: Political Deal Over Parental Leave Scheme?

"What has made the Prime Minister shift her stance on a paid parental leave deal expected to be announced next week?" National's Women's Affairs spokesperson Anne Tolley asked today.

27: Scoop Images: Wellington Peace March - Nov. 1

A windy Thursday afternoon, threatening and occasionally spitting rain, was the backdrop to a procession of around 250 Wellington peace lovers from the Cenotaph to the US Embassy at the top of Mulgrave Street.

28: Government must address Kyoto threat

With the world staring down the barrel of a recession the government has to pull back its timetable for ratification of the Kyoto Protocol Carter Holt Harvey’s Chief Operating Officer Jay Goodenbour said today.

29: Mobile V8 International At Pukekohe

Motor racing fans are guaranteed three days of petrol head heaven when the V8 SUPERCARS cross the Tasman in November this year.

30: Scoop: Just Politics

Jim’s Bank Gets A Name - Four Weeks Annual Leave (If Labour Is Relected) – Paid Parental Leave Now - Carter Holt Harvey Seeks Kyoto Slowdown - ACT New Party Manager - Sandra Lee Images: Tussock Mountain High - Labour Party Election Snub Indicates ...

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