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- 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 ...
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.
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 ...
Transcript Of Message From Shaykh Usaamah Ibn Laadin (Osama bin Laden) broadcast November 3rd by Al-Jazeera satellite
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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
"Rod Donald is a tit of the first order." -Labour MP Jim Sutton
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.
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.
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, ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
"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
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?
Motor racing fans are guaranteed three days of petrol head heaven when the V8 SUPERCARS cross the Tasman in November
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.
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 ...
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.
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, ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Calling all super-heroes! super-citizens! and super-spandex wearers! Converge on Cuba Mall- Wellington- and resist GE -
November 9th - 3pm
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.
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.
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, ...