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The top 20 rating items at the weekend on Scoop (Hobbits excluded) were...
GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... whatever its challenges this year, the coalition has frequently allowed us to forget that it is
a minority government. But that fact became all too clear this week as the new district health boards legislation
reached its reckoning.
The Rt Hon Winston Peters, Leader of New Zealand First, today said that Rodney Hide MP did not tell the media the real
story behind his losing taxi chits and facilitating a restaurant staff free for all at the taxpayers’ expense.
Last week Finsec, the union for bank employees, set up a website for workers at the ASB. The ASB lawyers threatened to
take action unless the name was changed. “We've changed the name, because it makes no difference to us and because the
ASB Bank is ...
Witnesses in the Sludgegate trial today described Auckland City Council as 'out of control' on Waiheke, and likened
them to the TV programme 'Neighbours From Hell.'
RODNEY HIDE (ACT NZ): I wish to make a personal explanation regarding the claim in the House yesterday that someone
should explain to the House the story about an MP who lost a book of taxi chits. In the House yesterday Mr Peters said
that an MP had ...
The National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana Laws today issued a health warning that marijuana sprayed by the
Police with a deadly poison is being sold in Auckland.
Upton-on-line returns after a brief time in Washington where he learnt about the distinction between ‘dimpled’ and
‘pregnant’ chads (he rather favoured the ‘swinging’ variety); and The Hague, where he was able to dispense bonhomie and
bandages to Pete ...
An important trial document has just been made available to this reporter, in which council Utilities Manager Mike
McQuillan makes it clear he wanted "to dump sludge - even only one truck load on [the] Golf Course."
Wellington - 30 November 2000: The Royal Commission on Genetic Modification will be conducting workshops in Southland
and Otago next week as part of its Maori consultation programme.
Pharmac marks World AIDS Day With New Funding - Bureaucratic Monster To Gobble Health Resources - Keep Tabs On Petrol
Prices Online - Record Number Of Apple Exports Going It Alone - Canterbury Youth Employment Strategy Launched - Franks
Calls For An Explanation ...
In June this year, a group of economics students at one of France's leading tertiary institutes, the École Normale
Supérieure, revolted. They were objecting to the obsession with abstract mathematical modelling that dominates economics
education worldwide. ...
A Morning Star Flag raising ceremony was held this morning outside the Indonesian Embassy in Kelburn by Green Party
activists and including Green Party MP Keith Locke. The action was held in solidarity with West Papuan independence
activists who are ...
One of Australia’s most thought-provoking religious scholars will be in New Zealand next week to challenge current
thinking on the church’s relationship with the free market and democracy.
AUCKLAND, Dec 1, 2000 – Intel New Zealand today announced the Intel® Express 8205 VPN Broadband Router, a device that
helps protect the security of small office and home office (SOHO) users with “always on” broadband Internet connections.
The first integrated utility suite for Macintosh users provides industry-leading anti-virus protection and complete
problem-solving tools in one easy-to-use solution
The country’s new generation rural supplies and services business RD1.COM enters a new phase of its development with
around 10,000 dairy farmers gaining access to its web site.
Associate Energy Minister Paul Swain has launched a new web page within the MED website where people can compare
international petrol and diesel price movements with changes in retail petrol prices in New Zealand.
"What's up with the 2000 school certificate mathematics examination?" wonders Libertarianz spokesman for the
deregulation of education, Warrick Brown. "It is appalling," he says, "that yet another generation of New Zealanders ...
ACT list MP and Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman will later today become the party’s first candidate for the
next general election when she is selected to stand again in the Whangarei seat.
Foreign Minister Phil Goff and Conservation Minister Sandra Lee leave for a week-long tour of the Pacific on Sunday
accompanied by a delegation of seven MPs.