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Here, courtesy of Auckland's 95Bfm is Auckland councillor, Maire Leadbeater's "Lost Column". AUCKLAND CITY COUNCILLOR
Maire Leadbeater refused to edit her column for this week's edition of the council's PR rag to the public, "City Scene".
Michael Wilson and Judie Alison, Co-Chairs of Rainbow Labour, the Labour Party's gay, lesbian and transgender branches,
said today that Graeme Capill's reaction to the Discussion paper on same sex relationships was extreme, and the sign of
a desperate ...
A bezerk Michael Cullen was booted out of the House today after a serious breach of Parliamentary discipline. Cullen had
stormed from the House in a remarkable display of bad temper. He was called back by Mr Speaker who sent the Sergeant of
Arms to ...
The Australian army has been placed on alert to evacuate 200 Australian citizens after violence flared yesterday in
Dili, East Timor. The long-awaited independence referendum in the former Portuguese colony is due to take place this
Green MP Rod Donald wants to know why the chief executive of the Lottery Commission is paid over $400,000 a year, and
has written to the State Services Commissioner and the Secretary for Internal Affairs to find out.
As the third reading of the SIS Amendment Bill No. 2 is put before the New Zealand Parliament, a Canadian Anti-APEC
campaigner warns of spy infiltration of New Zealand groups. Those particularly targeted are organisations and
individuals openly critical ...
In a move which does not bode well for the upcoming APEC talks in Auckland, China, Russia and three Central Asian states
have pledged in a declaration to promote a "multi-polar world" and thwart global domination by the United States. ...
Employment Contracts ACT (much disorder) - Nutrition Survey And Poverty - Agriculture Research - Ascot Hospital -
Auckland Mayors - Violent Crime - Wanganui Prison Escape
Allegations of blackmail and espionage at Wellington City Council? Sounds ridiculous, perhaps, but there appears to be
some substance behind the latest contretemps between the spurned independent councillors and the Labour-Wellington Alive
"Labour's Deputy Leader, Dr Michael Cullen, lost control of himself and was removed from the House today following
robust questioning of Labour's industrial relations policy," Leader of the House, Roger Sowry, said.
Dr Michael Cullen was today "named" by the Speaker and consequently suspended from the House for 24 hours.
Mike Moore should certainly be congratulated on his appointment as Director-General of the WTO. He demonstrated rare
political skill in his progress from rank-outsider to eventual appointee. With the WTO so much in the news, it is timely
to examine ...
Christchurch GATT Watchdog Organiser Aziz Choudry And The Crown have reached a settlement of Mr Choudry's damages
against the Crown for the entering of his home by two Security Intelligence Service officers in July 1996.
New Zealand's relationship with the United States will be significantly boosted by the state visit of President Bill
Clinton next month, Prime Minister Jenny Shipley said today.
Timor - Leader - Concert - Dollar - Struck Off - US Law - Rural Police - Quake - English - Killing? - Upheld - WINZ -
ANSETT - GE Vaccine - Bledisloe Cup
Renowned landscape photographer and publisher Craig Potton is to stand as a list candidate for the Green Party in this
year's general elections.
"The major changes to the sale of liquor in New Zealand will take effect from 1 December 1999," Justice Minister, Tony
Ryall, said today.
Last week Reserve Bank governor Don Brash was reported (Herald, 20 August) as having chastised his fellow economists for
not having done more to convince the public that free trade is always the best policy for any nation.
Mike Moore issued his valedictory speech in Parliament on Tuesday. Scoop is proud to today bring readers the full text
of the speech.
Martin Poulsen, the National Party candidate for Auckland Central said there were major faults in Alliance tax policy.