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1: Keith Rankin: Whose Brain Drain?

When we think of the "Brain Drain" we tend only to think of the emigration of educated New Zealanders. (In the case of emigration to Australia, we include all New Zealanders. Even minimally educated New Zealanders, Sir Robert Muldoon once noted*, ...

2: The New Write 27/11/2001

"The one thing I hate is the National Party. I think they're loathsome people. I do." -Helen Clark

3: PC's Opinion: Making the World Hum

In Auckland's Americas Cup Harbour are three new-ish buildings symbolising the best the west has to offer.

4: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 28 November

Today's questions of the day concerned: Tax Rates – Major General Dodson And Ron Mark – Stress In The Alliance Party – Regional Development – Criminal Defamation – Keeping Kids Safe – Cuba Street Evictions – Cancer Treatment – Government Internet ...
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5: Scoop Satire: Caring Missile Aims To Soften Blow

Washington - The US government today revealed it's controversial new 'caring' missile, In a statement to the world's press President Bash, flanked by Rentagun officials and business representatives, said that the new missile - codenamed the SYMP-1 - ...


On 2nd December 2001, Wellington will join over 100 cities around the world in hosting "WalkForCapitalism" - the first annual Global Rally for Capitalism. Wellington's walkers will depart from Manners Mall at noon on Sunday and head towards our destination ...

7: ACT To Bring Back Kiwis From Overseas

It's two years since the election of the Labour/Alliance government. Two years since Jim Anderton promised that the Labour/Alliance government would bring home the talented New Zealanders who have migrated.

8: Selling A Vision for New Zealand

Thank you for inviting me to address you today. Before becoming involved in politics, I spent 9 years working with Michael Hill Jeweller, as his Assistant General Manager for New Zealand. In that arm of retail, the product we sold was jewellery. But we ...

9: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 29 November

1. SIMON POWER to the Minister of Labour: Of the $16,759.39 that Susan Bathgate is to repay to the Department of Labour following the Auditor-General's investigation, how much will be reimbursed by accrued annual leave and how much will be paid in ...

10: US Plot Or Orbital Mind Control Lasers??

Hmm… let's see... the Taliban representatives in various places have been saying for a few weeks that they'll fight to the death.... and when some of them do so it's suddenly a US plot?

11: Sludge Report #121 – Jim Vs Matt

By the looks of things today - the morning after - Jim Anderton is just as intent on getting rid of his longtime pal and resident Alliance party head kicker (President) Matt McCarten today as he was yesterday.

12: Protestors to target US Air Force base in Chch.

Christchurch anti-war protestors plan to demonstrate outside the US Air Force base at Christchurch International Airport on Saturday December 1 as part of a National Day of Action against the war in Afghanistan.

13: Wellington By-Pass Eviction!

We were kind of expecting it but not so soon. It's finally going to happen in Wellington. Just today, they have served eviction notices to Upper Cuba St, so they can try and build their bluddy by-pass.

14: Automatic GE Ban Lifting Makes Research Farcical

Green co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today it was scientifically indefensible that the two year ban on commercial release of GE organisms would be automatically lifted at the end of the period.

15: Feedback: US Manufactured Mazar-e-Sharif Riot

In This Edition: The Final Solution-Prison Riot-700 Foreign Taliban Killed - Guadalcanal Revisited?? – Kabul FM

16: Butterfly Children Receive GG's Patronage

Children with a rare genetic disorder, known as EB or Epidermolysis Bullosa, in which skin breaks down and blisters at the slightest touch, today (subs 28 November) received the Governor General’s patronage at a special event to mark the beginning of the ...

17: Images And Reviews : inSalt From The SEEyD Company

(For a Scoop image report of SEEyD’s first widely acclaimed and signature production, Seeyd, see… Scoop Images: Claw Footed Tomatoes Present Seeyd and Scoop Images: Anna Shows How To Be A Seed )

18: Govt. Not Doing Enough To Stop The Hurt

A television special last night on child abuse showed that community organisations are doing their best to educate the public on the issue, but Government initiatives are sadly lacking.

19: Where the Stars are Strange: Part I

All my bags were packed. Tickets checked and double-checked. The anticipation was heady – I was excited like you wouldn’t believe, expecting the adventure of a lifetime. All my thought was on visiting the amazing sets in Wellington, meeting the actors, ...

20: Minister takes the bypass

The Minister of Transport has refused today to answer the concerns raised by Green MP Sue Kedgley regarding Wellington's proposed inner city bypass.

21: 'Quality' worldwide agricultural product markets

GM conference attendees appear overwhelmingly supportive of tracking systems to allow identification of GE products, supporting the aim to stay competitive in a tough world climate. Indications are that our marketing advantage and New Zealand's reputation ...

22: Music Good For The Soul

If music is good for the soul, then NZ On Air has ensured that young New Zealanders are kept soulful with plenty of New Zealand music due to burst onto their TV screens in 2002.

23: Portal to ease access to government services

State Services Minister Trevor Mallard said that the new government portal, a centrally managed website, will help people and business to find out when and how to interact with government without needing to understand how government is structured.

24: Oz Perspective: Alliance Torn Apart By Afghan War

AUCKLAND -- When the New Zealand parliament voted on October 3 to offer Special Air Services troops and other military assistance to the US-led war in Afghanistan and declared that it ``totally supports the approach being taken by the United States ...

25: Big News: The Soft Cells Of Tainted Life

When is a human embryo not a human? When it is a clone, say US scientists at Advanced Cell Technology. The news that the scientists have cloned human embryos has opened up the ethical debate as to whether human embryos are human life. The scientists ...

26: 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

27: Greens alarmed at shock bypass evictions

Green MP Sue Kedgley today called on Transport Minister Mark Gosche to launch an urgent inquiry after Te Aro residents were today served with eviction notices to make way for the proposed inner city bypass, before Transit has even applied for ...

28: Vision New Year's Eve Festival 2001/2002

Vision is a new year's eve festival happening in a beautiful, bush-clad coastal valley near Farewell Spit, Golden Bay, in the Nelson region of Aotearoa/ New Zealand. It starts on December 30th 2001 and runs until Jan 2nd 2002. Tickets are available nationwide ...

29: Government passes new anti-terrorism measures

Foreign Minister Phil Goff announced that Cabinet today approved Regulations providing tougher measures against specified terrorist organisations.

30: Smart Steps To Buying A Student’s PC

AUCKLAND, November 27, 2001 - For today’s students, the PC is an indispensable part of learning, but parents don’t have to go back to school for a lesson on making smart technology choices. Six simple steps will help parents select the right desktop or ...

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Binoy Kampmark: Rot In The Australian Civil Service

There is no better example of Australia’s politicised public service than its Home Affairs Secretary, Mike Pezzullo. In most other countries, he would have been the ideal conspirator in a coup, a tittletattler in the ranks, and bound to brief against those he did not like. Give him a dagger, and he was bound to use it. More

Ramzy Baroud: The Palestinian Cause Belongs To The World

Once upon a time, the ‘Arab-Israeli Conflict’ was between Arabs & Israelis. Over the course of many years, however, it has been rebranded. The media is now telling us it is a ‘Hamas-Israeli Conflict.’ But what went wrong? Israel simply became too powerful. More


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