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1: Some facts about Lord of the Rings

- Lord of the Rings (LOTR) is one of the largest movie productions ever undertaken. The film trilogy has been almost entirely made in New Zealand, with both the location shooting as well as the post-production, including the special effects being completed ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00128.htm


2: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0111/S00029.htm


3: Govt to secure spin-offs from Lord of the Rings

Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today that the government will allocate up to $9 million in additional funding over the next two years on a range of projects aimed at capitalising on the forthcoming release of the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00130.htm


4: BBC Transcript Of Osama Bin Laden Statement

Transcript Of Message From Shaykh Usaamah Ibn Laadin (Osama bin Laden) broadcast November 3rd by Al-Jazeera satellite television channel

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00049.htm


5: Well-Known Kiwis Pick Melbourne Cup Winner

The people’s favourite Ethereal is tipped by the Prime Minister and leading businessman Eric Watson to win Australasia’s richest race – the 2001 Tooheys New Melbourne Cup tomorrow.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0111/S00010.htm


6: Keith Rankin: American Themes

There are two enduring themes in American story-telling: the good confederation versus the evil empire, and the little guy (underdog) versus the big guy (overdog). (Microsoft was the overdog that Americans most loved to hate in the 1990s.) In neither story ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00053.htm


7: Howard's End: The Schism At The Heart Of War

The US administration is so concerned with the direction the war on terrorism is taking, that it is summoning Hollywood showbiz and media moguls to an urgent meeting on Sunday morning to aid its fight against terrorism. But it's not what we in the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00055.htm


8: Maximising spin-offs from Lord of the Rings

Lord of the Rings trilogy has the potential to be a major tourist promotion and investment tool for years to come, by highlighting the country’s natural beauty and the creative talents of its people across a wide range of knowledge-based industries.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00129.htm


9: The New Write 7/11/2001

"Rod Donald is a tit of the first order." -Labour MP Jim Sutton

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00048.htm


10: PC's Weekly Opinion: It Takes Real Balls To Win

In sport we see a microcosm of life, and the All Blacks' decline from their snorting, snarling world-conquering best has shown in microcosm what happens when success and winning are derided.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00054.htm


11: Link: Denis Dutton & The Death Of Lingua Franca

November 5, 2001 — The death, two weeks ago, of Lingua Franca, the great magazine about intellectual and literary life in the academy, was not only sad news for the magazine's followers and admirers — it was a shock.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00046.htm


12: Big News: Why Paid Parental Leave Is Unfair

Getting money for having kids sounds like a good idea – but not as suggested by the Government. If you are working for an employer and have kids you are valued more highly than if you choose to stay at home before having kids. Well not now you aren’t, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00051.htm


13: Tanczos Demands Apology From Greg O'Connor

Green MP Nandor Tanczos today called for the President of the Police Association Greg O'Connor to apologise for publicly implying that Nandor had misled the public.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00151.htm


14: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 8 November

Today's questions of the day concerned: Tariana Turia – Auckland Moth Spraying – Tariana Turia – ACC Levy Collections – TEAC Racism? – Securities Bill – Tariana Turia - Customs Cost Recovery – PM’s Experience And Education (vs Tariana Turia) – State ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00056.htm


15: Advance Australia Fair? - Aziz Choudry on Racism

A few weeks back I was on Gadigal land. Unceded Aboriginal land. Sydney, Australia. If it had been a couple of hundred years ago and the stickers had been put up by Aboriginal people, I might have agreed with their message... I ripped down the few ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00047.htm


16: New Zealand art shows in top Australian galleries

In a major first for New Zealand art, works by the late, internationally renowned artist Len Lye will tour major Australian art museums over the next year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0111/S00013.htm


17: DPB Beneficiaries Demand Their 'Rights'

"Yesterday I attended the Wellington People's Centre symposium on the DPB," says Lindsay Mitchell, Petitioner for a Parliamentary review of the DPB. " I heard a great deal about beneficiaries freedom to choose to stay home with their ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00050.htm


18: Questions Of The Day - Thursday, 8 November

1. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Corrections: On what occasions and for what purposes did the Associate Minister of Corrections visit Paremoremo maximum security prison to meet with groups of inmates?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00152.htm


19: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0108/S00094.htm


20: General Competence Has Arrived In Auckland

ACT Local Government Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff said today it appears that `general competence' has arrived at the Auckland City Council - though in a form unintended by this Government.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00150.htm


21: Howard's End: DIY Jerky For LOTR Country Fun

Summertime and the livin' is easy - well almost. You're about to go tramping with your mates in Lord of the Rings country, but which snappy and nutricious little nibble to take in your pack which is light and won't break the bank. What about your own ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00052.htm


22: Guest Opinion: A Muslim American Nightmare

It has been almost two months since the nightmare began. A nightmare for almost everyone I know. A nightmare for thousands of innocent lives lost; now they dream no more.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00036.htm


23: How To Lose Friends & Alienate People

I wanted to let you know that How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, my book about the five years I spent trying to "take" Manhattan, has just been published by Little Brown. It charts my rapid descent down the New York food chain, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0111/S00015.htm


24: The GW Bush - Osama Bin Laden Connection

EDITORS NOTE: The following is a transcript of a link submitted to Scoop by a Scoop reader. Clearly questions are raised in this material about the nature of the relationship between the Bush family and the family of Osama Bin Laden.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00108.htm


25: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 7 November

Today's questions of the day concerned: (Should Tariana Turia Answer Questions? – Point Of Order) - Textile Industry – Tariana Turia And The Prison Service – Sow Crates - Tariana Turia – Paid Parental Leave – Tax Review – Cancer Treatment In Oz ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00048.htm


26: PMA Advert for NZ Herald

Below is the text of an advert which will be going in the NZ Herald together with a list of groups and names of people who support it. The advert is being organised by the Peace Foundation - if you wish to have your name or group added to the list ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00027.htm


27: The Green Lantern Wants You! - To Resist GE

Calling all super-heroes! super-citizens! and super-spandex wearers! Converge on Cuba Mall- Wellington- and resist GE - November 9th - 3pm

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00028.htm


28: Maharey quick to criticise TEAC report

Tertiary Education Minister Steve Maharey and students were the first off the blocks to criticise today's TEAC report, National's Tertiary Education spokesperson Maurice Williamson said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00144.htm


29: Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz Interview with BBC

BBC: I was reading your fascinating October 3rd and 4th Joint Armed Services Committee presentation. We presumed it was all written in the three weeks preceding the presentation. It was just fascinating.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00044.htm


30: GM Field Trials Without A Field

Special laboratory space became available today. Government may have made decisions about what can be done with GM organisms and where, but actual field trials will be conducted under an increased, time- consuming, and expensive layer of bureaucracy, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0111/S00013.htm

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