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Aussies Get Whumped In Innings 2
Oh Lord We Have Sinned, Often
Havoc On Hand For Coastal Logging Wars
Vacuum Packed Humanity
All About Work
Greens Host Two Monsanto Scoopers
Scoop Opinion: The ACC Kangaroo Court
Scoop Opinion: A Super Super

Greens Support Employment Relations Bill
Ministry Of The Cup
Negligent Dads
Removing Our Right Royal Heritage
Electoral Reform Impossible Under 1st World Dictators
The Blind Literally Leading The Blind
Norm’s Withers Referendum On Law & Order Website
Gay Labour Will Push For Law Reform
And We Can Make You Angry
On-the-Job Quals Need Recognition
Car Seat Safety Message

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TOP SCOOPS

Aussies Get Whumped In Innings 2

- In an excellent second innings in the field today New Zealand's Black Caps have taken five wickets to leave Australia all out for 229 on the third day of the first test at Eden Park. See... Newsflash: Aussies All Out for 229 In 2nd Innings [1] in the Sport wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SP0003/S00009.htm


Oh Lord We Have Sinned – Often

- In a surprise move on Sunday Pope John Paul asked forgiveness for the many past sins of his Church, including its treatment of Jews, heretics, women, native peoples and babies. However he made no mention about the Church’s treatment of homosexuals. See... Sorry For Everything - Pope John Paul [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00046.htm


Havoc On Hand For Coastal Logging Wars

- Native Forest Action activists were chased through dense bush in Orikaka Forest as they attempted to get photos of the Timberlands rimu logging operation. Although they twice came close to capture, they managed to elude forestry contractors and these picture are the result. See... Revealing photos of rimu logging published on net [1] in the Politics wire. Timberlands has quickly responded saying the protestors were lucky not to have been killed. See West Coast Scoop John Howard's report... Greens Lucky They Weren't Killed - Timberlands [2] . Meanwhile, on hand to catch all the drama on film was TV's funkiest newshound, see... Havoc In The Forests [3] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00059.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00047.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00063.htm


Vacuum Packed Humanity

- It's a nice art-antidote to crappy reality-TV shows! Four intrepid cultural adventurers transfer their entire lives to a sealed shop window in Wellington for 15 days, in this 24 hour, non stop incubation event. See... Message In A Bubble [1] in the Headlines wire. To see photos of the group by Scoop’s Tori Buttle go to... Scoop Images: Urban Dreams Begin.... [2] in the Arts & Culture wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00045.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0003/S00038.htm


All About Work

- A new documentary series - A Job To Die For, featuring ordinary New Zealanders working at jobs they love, is being produced thanks to funding from NZ On Air. See... A Job To Die For [1] in the Art & Culture wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0003/S00039.htm


Greens Host Two Monsanto Scoopers

- Green MP Sue Kedgley is hosting a visit on Tuesday 21 March from two American journalists at the centre of an international scandal involving Fox TV, Monsanto and the use of a genetically engineered bovine growth hormone (rBGH). See... Greens to host whistleblower journalists [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00185.htm


Scoop Opinion: The ACC Kangaroo Court

- The point of a select committee is usually to allow public input into policies, to hear from experts and modify proposed legislation. However the select committee on Labour's ACC policy, which made its recommendations this week, was a kangaroo court. ... See... On The Right - If It Ain't Broke... [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00062.htm


Scoop Opinion: A Super Super

- In the early 1970's, the Labour Party, in the interests of improving the status of retired New Zealanders, developed a policy of a pre-funded superannuation scheme. Set up by the Kirk Government, it was the first major attempt to improve pensioners'welfare. On the Left’s Jordan Carter explains. See... On The Left - It's just Super! [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00061.htm


MORES SCOOPS


Greens Support Employment Relations Bill

- The Green Party today pledged to support the Government's Employment Relations Bill which will repeal the 1991 Employment Contracts Act. The Bill enters its first phase in Parliament tomorrow. See... Greens to support Employment Relations Bill [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00184.htm


Ministry Of The Cup

- The Prime Minister should appoint a Minister responsible for the America's Cup as soon as possible says Albany MP Murray McCully, who held that responsibility until last November's election. See... America's Cup Minister Needed, says McCully [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00175.htm


Negligent Dads

- Concern is being raised at the increasing number of fathers who are making no financial contribution towards the raising of their children. Government figures released today show that as much as 14 thousand men may be avoiding paying child support. Steve Maharey, Minister of Social Welfare says this will be a priority for Government. See... Unnamed Fathers Must Be Priority For Government [1] Also see ACT’s press release... 14,000 Fathers Walking Away From Their Children [2] both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00183.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00174.htm


Removing Our Right Royal Heritage

-Auckland Mayor Christine Fletcher has announced the council will replace pictures of the Queen & Prince Phillip in council chambers with more appropriate painting which reflected New Zealand's identity. Christian Heritage Party Leader Graham Capill said he was “disappointed” that the Auckland City Council saw fit to remove photos of the royal family instead of simply adding further photos to its collection. See... A Right Royal How-Do-You Do [1] in the Parliament wire. Meanwhile the head of the Republican Movement says the move was about time. See... 'Changing of the pictures' should have been sooner [2] in the General wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00056.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0003/S00022.htm


Electoral Reform Impossible Under 1st World Dictators

- Anti-democratic and dictatorial is the only way to describe Labour’s attitude to the select committee on electoral reform, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said today. Labour has refused to include a referendum in the committees terms of reference for the review of the electoral system. See... National to press for electoral referendum [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00176.htm


The Blind Literally Leading The Blind

- Members of Parliament are receiving something a little different in their mail this week, a Braille letter. Those sending it know the politicians won't be able to read it, and that's precisely the point. See... MPs Gen An Easi Message In Braille [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00060.htm


Norm’s Withers Referendum On Law & Order Website

- A new website promoting the objectives on the Law and Order Referendum, on behalf of Norm Withers has been launched. See... Law and Order Referendum Website Launched [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00058.htm


Gay Labour Will Push For Law Reform

- Rainbow Labour activists meeting in Wellington this weekend decided to push the new Labour-Alliance Government to ensure New Zealand's laws are compatible with the Human Rights Act. See... Call for principled Government human rights action [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00055.htm


And We Can Make You Angry

- The Minister of Consumer Affairs Phillida Bunkle has expressed concerns at what she described as "serious consumer issues" raised by callers to the free-phone Power Line service. The service was set up by the Minister last month and over 2000 callers have rung to complain about power companies and their service. See... Power Phone Line Disconnected [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00173.htm


On-the-Job Quals Need Recognition

- Minister Of Tertiary Education Steve Maharey today called for greater public recognition and acknowledgment of vocational qualifications, including those gained through on-the-job education and training. See... Maharey calls for skills shake-up [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00172.htm


Car Seat Safety Message

- "Every time we don't put our children in car seats – we are risking their lives," the Minister of Transport Mark Gosche said today. See... Life Saver – Saving our children's lives [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00171.htm

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