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All Warned Out
Scoop Is In The House
IMF And World Bank Protests Expected
Interest Rates Up
At Least Say Sorry For The Underarm Incident
A Kiwi To Be Proud Of
More Art On The Fringe
Human Smuggling - NZ Officials Not On The Take

Suicide Editors Live On
E-force Wants You
Greens Will Fight Spray Drift
Smokers Get More Access To Rehab
Health Waikato Chair Announced
NZ-Aust Food Standards Code Launched
Interior Decoration Tips For The Auckland CC
Tamihere And The Trust
Workers Should Have Right To Sue
Stoned In Service Of The Country? An Epidemic?
Happy Birthday Herald Online
Compulsory Unionism In A Dress
ACC Changes Pizza Box Protest
NZ Energy Consumption Up
ACT Applauds Government’s Stance On Inflation
Health Care Centre Lease Nats Fault

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All Warned Out

- Shane Warne became Australian cricket's most successful bowler when Paul Wiseman became his 356th test victim at Eden Park today, moving one wicket ahead of Dennis Lillee. The fast-bowling legend has promised to buy Warne a beer when next they meet. Dave Worsley reports. See... CRICKET: Warne wraps up test with record [1] in the Sports wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SP0003/S00012.htm


Scoop Is In The House

- Today's questions of the day concerned: Waipareira Trust Money - Taxpayers Medical Records - Consultants - Petrol Prices - Hawkes Bay Meat Production - Spraydrift - Employment Relations And Strikes - Cannabis In Parliament - Super Fund - Whistleblowing - Tariana Turia And Moutoa Gardens - Fairness In the Workplace - TPK And Waipareira Trust Money. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00064.htm


IMF And World Bank Protests Expected

- Tens of thousands of protesters are expected in Washington over April 16 and 17 when the IMF and World Bank meeting of 182 finance ministers and central bank governors discuss globalisation and the world economy. John Howard reports. See... Protestors Expected At IMF Meeting [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00063.htm


Interest Rates Up

- Today's Reserve Bank Monetary Policy Statement carries possibly the least surprises of any MPS to date. As predicted widely New Zealand's risk averse Reserve Bank has decided to raise the Official Cash Rate by 0.5% to 5.75%. See... Reserve Bank A Little More Positive - Maybe [1] in the Headlines wire. Also See... RBNZ: OCR raised to 5.75 per cent [2] . Today’s Monetary Policy Statement by the Governor of the Reserve Bank holds few surprises”, said Simon Carlaw Chief Executive of the New Zealand Manufacturers Federation. See... Business As Usual For The Reserve Bank [3] both in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00059.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0003/S00079.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0003/S00081.htm


At Least Say Sorry For The Underarm Incident

- The Roman Catholic church, New Zealand, the US, South Africa, Canada, and others, have all ‘fessed up to past wrongdoing. Australia’s PM Howard, however, has ruled out a previous Liberal party promise to deliver an apology to Aboriginal Australians during 2000. See... Scoop Column: Australia's Not Sorry [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00062.htm


A Kiwi To Be Proud Of

- Richard Wilkins is a role model for heterosexual, kiwi males in Australia who are no longer in their ‘20s. Simon Orme writes from Sydney. See... Kiwis made Good in Oz File - Richard Wilkins [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00061.htm


More Art On The Fringe

- Scoop Fringe Festival arts reviewer Lissa Mitchell looks at the latest Festival Fringe shows including Urban Dream Capsule, Smash, Ugly Nature in The Dell and Out Of Range. See... Scoop Fringe Art Shows Reviews - Lissa Mitchell [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00060.htm


Human Smuggling - NZ Officials Not On The Take

- Police are now scotching reports that corrupt New Zealand officials helped members of an alleged crime syndicate smuggle people into New Zealand. See... New Zealand Officials Not Corrupt - Police [1] Scoop earlier reported that the criminals paid off corrupt New Zealand officials to run their multimillion dollar operation.

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00058.htm


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Suicide Editors Live On

- The Editors of Auckland University Students’ Association magazine, Ben Thomas and James Cardno have overwhelming survived a no confidence motion today in the Quad. Over 600 members of association members turned out to vote. See... Craccum Editors Survive No Confidence Motion [1] in the Education wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0003/S00024.htm


E-force Wants You

- Eforce, New Zealand’s first online buying community, launches its website today – www.eforce.co.nz – with a call for people to become Eforce members. See... Ecommerce Co-operative Eforce Opens for Business [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0003/S00084.htm


Greens Will Fight Spray Drift

- The Green Party will today in Parliament challenge the Government to outlaw spray drift at any level. As one way of achieving this the party will strongly urge the Government to pick up the Agricultural Chemical Trespass Bill, which Labour supported. See... Need For Chemical Trespass Bill Urgent [1] . The call for a ban comes after Occupational Health and Saftey ruled pesticide 2,4-D caused acute illness in Waitotara farmer Laurie Newman. Also see... Greens support chemical trespass ban [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00232.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00217.htm


Smokers Get More Access To Rehab

- Health Minister Annette King announced today the Government was making it easier for smokers to gain access to nicotine replacement therapies. See... Easier Access To Nicotine Replacement Therapies [1] in the wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00236.htm


Health Waikato Chair Announced

- Health Minister Annette King today announced the appointment of MidCentral Health Ltd chairperson Ian Wilson as interim chairperson of Health Waikato Ltd. See... Health Waikato Appointments [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00235.htm


NZ-Aust Food Standards Code Launched

- The launch of a draft food standards code for public comment signals a milestone in New Zealand's relationship with Australia, Health Minister Annette King and Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Draft Australia NZ Food Standards Code Released [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00228.htm


Interior Decoration Tips For The Auckland CC

- Party Leader Graham Capill suggests that if the Auckland Mayor insists on removing portraits of the Royal Family from the walls of the Council Chambers, the Ten Commandments would be a culturally relevant replacement.See... Suggestion For The Auckland Council Chambers Walls [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00231.htm


Tamihere And The Trust

- ACT Leader, Richard Prebble, said today that he had referred some of the documents he had regarding the Waipereira Trust to the Auditor-General. Yesterday in Parliament Mr Prebble raised allegations of criminal conduct at Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust and tabled documents in Parliament claiming that over $200,000 had been inappropriately transferred between the Aotearoa Maori Rugby League club and the Trust. ACT MP Refers Documents To the Auditor General [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00222.htm


Workers Should Have Right To Sue

- New Zealand First has called for employees to again have the right to sue negligent employers for loss of earnings suffered through workplace accidents. See... Give Workplace Accident Victims The Right To Sue [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00234.htm


Stoned In Service Of The Country? An Epidemic?

- ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble today said he was surprised to learn from the media that a temporary Press Secretary employed by Parliamentary Services to provide media services for ACT was the subject of a complaint to the Police about marijuana use in the House. Act party aide, Andy Gregory was found by a security guard alerted by smoke coming from toilets in Bowen House. See... ACT Leader Surprised [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00224.htm


Happy Birthday Herald Online

- The team at the Herald Online is taking a few minutes away from the keyboards to celebrate today. It's our first birthday, and we've got a lot to be happy about. See... NZ Herald Online - We're One! [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0003/S00082.htm


Compulsory Unionism In A Dress

- Government’s Employment Relations Bill (ERB) is compulsory unionism in drag says Hunua MP and Opposition Manufacturing and Small Business Spokesman, Warren Kyd. See... Compulsory unionism in drag [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00226.htm


ACC Changes Pizza Box Protest

- The plight of small businesses was brought to Parliament Steps today with Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley receiving a “pizza box petition” opposing the renationalisation of ACC from Wellington Businessman Steve Chapman. See... Pizza man makes special delivery [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00225.htm


NZ Energy Consumption Up

- New Zealand's energy consumption has continued to grow, according to the latest statistics from the Ministry of Economic Development. See... Energy consumption keeps growing [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00227.htm


ACT Applauds Government’s Stance On Inflation

- ACT Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide said today it was pleasing that the new government had stuck with the Reserve Bank Act and the fight against inflation. See... ACT congratulates Govt on staying with the RB Act [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00223.htm


Health Care Centre Lease Nats Fault

- Health Minister Annette King said today former National Government Ministers Bill Birch and Bill English authorised a redevelopment package which will mean New Zealanders have to continue footing the bill for an exorbitant lease on the Napier Health Centre ... See... Napier Health Centre [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00220.htm


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