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The coalition agreement between Labour and the Alliance is now an agreement for a minority government after the Greens
snatched a seventh seat off Labour, cutting the coalition to just 59 seats.
After the last two and a half months of exhaustive media assault the New Zealand population only now seem to be emerging
from their bunkers and looking cautiously to see if the political dust has settled. Jonathan Hill and Alastair Thompson
AmericaOne on Top - Prada Blitzs Spanish - French Win Stars & Stripes Loses - Abracadabra Wins Young Australia Trails: Here is the Americas Cup challenger series latest race report.
Team Dennis Conner was back on the race course today, against Young America, after the 48 hour delay necessary to fix
the structural damage on Stars & Stripes USA 55, which occurred before the race of 5 December. Stars & Stripes beat his rival ...
Helen Clark has announced her new cabinet. The placings are:
Beneficiaries around the country are reeling today after the Labour/Alliance Government confirmed they will cut benefits
by $20 a week before Christmas.
According to Scoop sources, with 49 finalised seats in the specials now counted, the Green Party is looking like getting
another seat – at Labour’s expense.
Three people including two young children have been found stabbed to death in a Northland House just west of Kaikohe
Prime Minister-elect Helen Clark today announced the ministerial portfolios for the new Labour-Alliance government,
confirming Jim Anderton's appointment as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development and Michael Cullen's
as Finance ...
Ex-Green MP and Alliance Minister Phillida Bunkle said she was very pleased to learn that her ex-colleagues had made it
into parliament and was looked forward to working closely with them.
AmericaOne has beaten Americas Cup leading challenger Luna Rossa ITA48 after a controversial penalty was dished out to
Luna Rossa after it hit AmericaOne's transom with its bow. PLUS: here are the latest points, race tables, and
In the last four weeks of the 20st century, not to mention the millennium, the world is on the verge of experiencing the
effects of a new generation of horrific weapons systems.
Two of the smallest states in the world, Nauru and Niue, are facing an assault by the economic super-powers over
mounting evidence that they are key players for the Russian mafia and South American drug cartels. John Howard reports.
The Green Party's Jeanette Fitzsimons has won the Coromandel electorate by 246 votes after the counting of special votes
Round Robin two of the Louis Vuitton Cup Challenger Selection Series ended after three previously cancelled matches were
re-sailed from Race 6 of 14 November. Team Prada's yacht Luna Rossa completed the Round Robin yesterday with a total of
46 points, ...
Conservationists are smiling after the announcement of Cabinet portfolios today. Forest and Bird's conservation
director, Kevin Smith, said Helen Clark and Jim Anderton had given the new government a flying start on the environment
front, allocating ...
A coalition of leaders on the West Coast, including the three mayors, are to seek legal advice in an effort to pin down
the obligations of the new Labour Government under the West Coast Accord. Scoop's West Coast correspondent John Howard
Pictures From The Signing In Of The New Government.
The Rebel Caucus today voiced its disgust that the incoming government had reneged on their promise of a $20 per week
benefit increase, saying that it was tantamount to a cut in beneficiaries' incomes and could split the coalition.
It took the 1999 genocide by the Indonesian military and its militia death squads to focus the world's attention on East
Timor (as opposed to the genocide there every year since the Indonesians invaded it in 1975). Contrary to the words of
the old ...