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New controls in National Parks for filming must not attempt to censor New Zealand's burgeoning film creative industry,
says National's Nick Smith.
Thirteen witnesses are now prepared to say that when Flight 587 out of JFK in New York crashed on November 12 killing
all 265 on board, the tail did not mysteriously fall off. Truth will out! Maree Howard writes.
Today's questions of the day concerned: USA Bombing Own Troops – Auckland District Health Board deficit – Charities
working party – Ron Mark and military files – Waikato Innovation Park – West Coast District Health Board deficit – Major
General Dodson ...
1. KEITH LOCKE to the Minister of Defence: In light of the United States' bombing of its own troops in Afghanistan does
he believe that New Zealand's SAS troops will be safe from "friendly fire" in that country; if so, why?
New Zealand's own "naked chefs" will join consumers in protest over GE food this Friday to draw attention to the risk of
deception under the new GE labelling regime starting on December 7th.
Images from the November 29th Sing4Peace celebrations at Selwyn House School. Selwyn House School encouraged schools
(and others) throughout the world to sing for peace with them on the same day via a website. See...
New Zealanders are being urged to buy NZ-made when they do their Christmas shopping this year.
Four of the activists, involved in today’s protest against the Sow Crate held at a Cambridge Pig farm, have been
arrested by police and charged with unlawful entry.
New Zealand Post will release its world exclusive stamp issue The Fellowship of The Ring on 4 December, celebrating the
first movie in The Lord of The Rings trilogy.
Today's questions of the day concerned: DHB Deficits – Business Confidence – Susan Bathgate – Afghanistan – Nurses
Strike – NZ Education Performance – Major General Dodson & Ron Marks x 2 – Susan Bathgate - Centre’s of Excellence – Cancer Drugs ...
SLAB International, an audio innovator and flat panel speaker pioneer, has received its first comprehensive UK patent,
as well as finalising a 'very pleasing' cross licensing arrangement with NXT, a UK-based flat panel speaker developer.
After what seemed like a desperate last ditch crank on a flat battery, summer has kicked into life in Auckland (for the
moment at least).
The Prime Minister’s decision to keep Tariana Turia in her job, despite breaking fundamental ministerial rules, is yet
another example of the Labour Party running the country via opinion polls.
It is rare that I wax lyrical about a film. But the independently-produced documentary, An Evergreen Island, about
Bougainville, a South Pacific island which survived nine years with little assistance from the outside world has left a
big impression on ...
The opponents of New Zealand ratifying the Kyoto climate change protocol fear Australian reluctance to sign might mean
they face less cost and thereby out perform us economically. Not so says Environmental Defence Society climate
spokesperson Garry Law.
This morning Scoop HQ received what looks likely to be the first of many copies of the latest global virus, Goner. Goner
pretends to be screensaver, and, according to the experts is rivalling the Lovebug in its rate of infection in the
"A place where people can air their prejudices in a non-judgmental environment" is how Sebastian Brained describes the
newly opened Racist Support Group offices in Khandallah. The idea came to Mr Brained after a dispute in a bar over an
The Season of Joy, Goodwill and Dodgy Excuses has arrived. As promised, the girls and me went to Indigo for the
“Christmas on the Rocks” gig last hot Friday. While we watched Five Car Pileup’s Reta le Quesne take the stage in a
tight leopard-print ...
The Segway scooter, revealed yesterday after intense online speculation as to what IT actually is, amazingly defies
gravity - because although it's on wheels it won't fall over!
"Power is nothing without control" reads an advertising billboard for a multinational tyre company close to
Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. Walking past it on the final days of the World Trade Organisation ministerial
meeting in Qatar, Pirelli™s ...
“The connection between the wrongful accessing of Ron Mark’s confidential and military files and the purpose for which
they were used has become very obvious with today’s statement from Communications Trumps,” according to New Zealand
First Leader Rt Hon ...
For more than a year it has been discussed in the media and the political and military system: is what is going on
between Israel and the Palestinians a war, or is it just "fighting"? Early this morning, the question has been resolved:
it is war indeed.
In the aftermath of the suicide bombings in Jerusalem, CNN and other major North American networks were inundated with
several Israeli public relations icons placing blame squarely on the head of Palestinian National Authority President
Yasser Arafat. ...
Borris the pig and Libby the piglet will be arriving at parliament at 3.30 this afternoon to lobby on behalf of
thousands of their peers who are contained in small sow crates up and down the country.
Images of hit Australian TV show Big Brother star Jemma Gawned, the new face of the Hey Sister! lingerie brand. For more
background see… Big Brother! Hey Sister! – Too Good To Take Off! .
"The Green Party has achieved much in its first two years in Parliament," Co-leader, Jeanette Fitzsimons said today,
"but what we do in the next year will establish us firmly and permanently as the third force in Parliament.
The war goes on like a tidal wave. War in the air, war on the ground, war in Afghanistan, war in the Middle East and war
in Indonesia. Mind you, you’ll never guess there is war in Indonesia, the media has not been reporting it much.
Continuing to provide customers with high system availability and security, Oracle Corporation today announced Oracle9i
Application Server Release 2 (Oracle9iAS Release 2). The latest release of the market's fastest growing application
server includes ...
"The serious misconduct of senior psychologist Prue Vincent, who appears to have convinced a child that they had been
sexually abused by their father when they had not, is nothing new and is indeed a common occurrence in the psychological
I’m going to vent my spleen this week. I need to purge all the recent little poisonous moments that have occurred to my
loved ones before the weekend arrives, at which point I expect the Season of Joy and Goodwill to descend upon Wellington
in a cheerful ...