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The new Parliament promises to be an interesting place, with a wide cross section of people from many different
backgrounds in the House. This is the representation that New Zealanders have decided they want for the next three
years, and we in New ...
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.
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
ACT Deputy Leader Hon Ken Shirley today said National shouldn't have thrown in the towel in Tauranga and should have
sought a judicial recount in the electorate.
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.
Following a breakdown at the WTO talks in Seattle, the US House Agriculture Committee is planning a series of hearings
on farm policy early next year that will consider greater subsidies for US farmers. Will it lead to a Trade War? John
Russia this week decided not to blanket bomb Grozny. With the benefit of hindsight it appears the decision not to bomb
was taken on Tuesday, right at the beginning of the week, Scoop's Alastair Thompson reports on the motivations behind
the sudden ...
Pictures From The Signing In Of The New Government.
The Americas Cup Louis Vuitton challenger series is now getting serious with international teams competing for nine
points a win. Only the top six teams will advance to the semi-finals so performance is critical in this round.
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, ...
The Government's directive today to end the beech logging scheme on the West Coast was a move to stop expert evidence
that the scheme is sustainable and environmentally sound from being heard, according to ACT Forestry Spokesman and
International Forestry ...
The Rt Hon Winston Peters, MP for Tauranga, said today that the request of Labour’s candidate for an electoral recount
is “bizarre”, preceding as it did, the National candidate’s concession just before noon.
Beneficiaries around the country are reeling today after the Labour/Alliance Government confirmed they will cut benefits
by $20 a week before Christmas.
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 ...
United New Zealand Party leader, Hon Peter Dunne, is calling on the new Government to change the current policy
regarding the issue of visitors' visas to young, single people.
More Signing In Pics.
"The much maligned work-fare or work-for-the-dole scheme can and must be stopped now," said Robert Reid, President of
UNITE!, the community based union for unemployed and low paid workers.
Leading Americas Cup challenger, Luna Rossa - ITA 48, marked her debut today by beating New York Yacht Club's Young
America team. PLUS: the points, the weather, the forecast, who races who tomorrow and more...