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Bottrill Apologises
Supercomputer Picks Easter Rain For Ethiopia
Keith Rankin : Prisoners Of The Banks
LOOP-E.COM - Kiwi Premiere’s Are In The House
SIS Break In: The Aziz Choudry Story
Bruce Arrest Warrent
Kevin Roberts Is Inspired
MAYDAY2K: Anarchists Lay Out Their Agenda For A16
Eforce Uses Viral Marketing To Drive Membership
Scoop World: PNG Technology
Scoop World: Fijian Hackers
Scoop Arts: Human Traffic
Arts Preview: A Hopeless Film -

The Varroa Bee Mite Infestation
Sentencing Commission Proposed
A Minefield Of Health Reforms
The Employment Relations Bill
Work Programmes
ACT On Child-Literacy Inquiry
New Ideas In Justice
Diana Theories
Iraq Protester Visits
Free Speech For Libertarianz?
Greens Outraged At GE Board
Call For More Liquor In Supermarkets
If You Surf And Drive You're…
Not Just A Cent This Time – Petrol Prices Fall Two Cents!
Oldies Online
What You’ve Been Waiting For
Child Support Avoiders
Prison Capacity
Abolishing the Privy Council?
Minister, Candlestick Seller
Scoop World: Aussie Soldiers Unite In Timor
Company Tax Cuts


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Bottrill Apologises

- The man at the centre of the Gisborne cervical smear inquiry today read a public statement of apology to an emotional audience. See... NEWSFLASH: Pathologist Apologises [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00036.htm


Supercomputer Picks Easter Rain For Ethiopia

- As a UN team arrives for an eight day tour of Ethiopia the NOAA Super Computer long range forecast for Ethiopia looks bright for Holy Week. Rain and more rain. The following image shows significant amounts of rain falling in drought stricken Ethiopia on Easter Sunday. See... Scoop Images: Easter Rain In Ethiopia? [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00039.htm


Keith Rankin : Prisoners Of The Banks

- This week, the ANZ bank announced that it would follow WestpacTrust in charging fees whenever its customers used other banks' automatic teller machines. See... Opinion: A Cashless Or A Cashmore Society? [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00038.htm


LOOP-E.COM - Kiwi Premiere’s Are In The House

NZ Premiere #1: Lunatic's Ball - NZ Premiere #2: Hopeless - NZ Premiere #3: Jubilee - The Golf War - Ring Watch - Current Movies - Coming Soon … all in the THE DAILY SQUEEZE LOOP MOVIE EMAILER [1] in the Culture wire. To subscribe click HERE [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0004/S00023.htm
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SIS Break In: The Aziz Choudry Story

- In 1996, agents of the NZ Security Intelligence Service were caught in the act of breaking into the Christchurch home of GATT Watchdog activist, Aziz Choudry, during activities opposing an APEC Ministerial Meeting in Christchurch. Aziz sued the Government. .An article from the Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa. See... Second Court Case Arising From SIS Break-in [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0004/S00055.htm


Bruce Arrest Warrent

- A warrant's been issued for the arrest of former New Zealand First candidate Suzanne Bruce after a non-show in court over two charges of cruelty to animals. See... NEWSFLASH: Bruce On The Loose [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00037.htm


Kevin Roberts Is Inspired

- “Tonight I want to talk about one thing. One single, perfect idea: inspiration. The power of inspiration to transform lives. The role of inspiration in helping us navigate our way through these crazy, wonderful, upside down times.” For Kevin Robert’s latest “edgy” speech see... NZEDGE.COM: Kevin Roberts - Inspiration [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0004/S00071.htm


MAYDAY2K: Anarchists Lay Out Their Agenda For A16

- “We are all active organizers and participants of the upcoming protests surrounding the IMF and World Bank on April 9 -17. For us, these institutions are beyond reform.” So begins a communique from the “Black Bloc” anarchist groups who are planning to disrupt proceedings this weekend in Washington DC. See... 'A16 Revolutionary Anti-Capitalist Bloc' Statement [1] in the International wire. Meanwhile on another front of the activist revolution the Biotic Baking Brigade – famous for “cream pieing” Bill Gates, Robert Shapiro and others have struck again. See... Biotic Baking Brigade Pies Biotech Academic [2] , also in the International wire. Closer to home the NZ protest organisers are not at all impressed with Paul Holmes treatment of their anonymous spokesman on the radio this morning.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0004/S00061.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0004/S00065.htm


Eforce Uses Viral Marketing To Drive Membership

- If you do the maths you can quickly see why giving away iMacs – virally - could prove to be a highly effective way for new ecommerce player Eforce to quickly establish a strong membership base quickly. See... Viral Marketing of iMac giveaway builds membership [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0004/S00069.htm


Scoop World: PNG Technology

- The 70.8m high repeater tower currently being constructed in the heart of Ialibu township will be the tallest in Papua New Guinea and stands to open up parts of the Southern Highlands province to the rest of the country when it is completed ... See... Ialibu To Have Access To Fm Radio, Em Tv [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0004/S00063.htm


Scoop World: Fijian Hackers

- Fiji's police chief Isikia Savua has expressed serious concern over a growing threat of computer crime in Fiji, Prabhaat News reports. See... Police Chief Warns Of Computer Crime [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0004/S00062.htm


Scoop Arts: Human Traffic

- If there's one film that actually deserves to be compared to Trainspotting, it's this brash, flashy tale of five friends on a weekend out in Cardiff. Writer/director Justin Kerrigan's sensational debut has provided UK cinema ... See... Rialto Film Club [1] in the Arts & Culture wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0004/S00026.htm


Arts Preview: A Hopeless Film -

the goss! hopeless is frantic romantic comedy about Ben (Phil Pinner) and his friends. Ben is a likeable neurotic who fantasizes about being in love. See... Hopeless - The Goss, The News And Stuff [1] . For a play by fringe award winners Open Book production. See... The funnier side of golfing... [2] both in the Arts & Culture wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0004/S00025.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0004/S00024.htm


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The Varroa Bee Mite Infestation

- The National Beekeepers' Association is urging the Government to ensure all possible resources are made available to the MAF Biosecurity Authority for the tracing exercise of the Varroa Mite. Populations of bees affected by the mites have been found in the Bay Of Plenty and MAF believes mites could have spread as far as Otago. See... 'All possible resources should be made available' [1] . Meanwhile the vice president of Federated Farmers says the breach shows the need for much more effective biosecurity controls. See... Bee Parasite Shows Need For Better Biosecurity [2] both in the Politics wire. The Greens agree. See... Honey Producers Pay For Cheap-Skate Biosecurity [3] . Also see... Firm Action Required On Varroa Outbreak [4] in the General wire. Meanwhile Bio-security Minister Marian Hobbs says she does not believe there are problems with NZ’s customs service despite the mite outbreak and three snakes found in the last month. She has complimented beekeepers on their responsible and co-operative attitude to the bee mite disease discovered in some Auckland beehives. See... Beekeepers' Attitude Praised [5] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0004/S00059.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0004/S00058.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00153.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0004/S00025.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00176.htm


Sentencing Commission Proposed

- National is proposing to involve the public in a Sentencing Commission to set guidelines for the Courts in sentencing offenders. This will mean more public involvement, greater consistency with the wishes of Parliament and improved openness. See... National Proposes Sentencing Commission [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00175.htm


A Minefield Of Health Reforms

- New papers obtained under the Official Information Act reveal a minefield of problems attached to this Government's health reforms, Opposition Associate Health spokesperson Lynda Scott said today. See... New papers reveal health reform minefield [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00178.htm


The Employment Relations Bill

- “Companies will find it increasingly hard to find people willing to face the personal risk of taking on directorships because of the savage personal liabilities they'll face under the Employment Relations Bill,”; says the Opposition Labour spokesperson. See... ERB block to directorships [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00177.htm


Work Programmes

- The Government is about to announce major changes that will fragment the delivery of employment programmes and it seems the only justification is so one Minister can settle an old score, says National. See... Minister abuses position to settle old score [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00174.htm


ACT On Child-Literacy Inquiry

- ACT MP and reading expert Donna Awatere Huata today said she was saddened and disappointed by Education Minister Trevor Mallard’s attempts to bully her off a Select Committee Inquiry into reading that she is credited with establishing. See... MP Refuses To Be Bullied By Education Minister [1] in the wire. ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble today said the attempt to influence inquiry into literacy was close to a breach of privilege. See... Mallard’s Attack A Personal Smear [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00181.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00184.htm


New Ideas In Justice

- Green Party justice spokesperson Nandor Tanczos today said it was refreshing that after decades of old school justice policy some fresh and progressive new ideas were beginning to emerge. See... New ideas in justice a refreshing change [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00173.htm


Diana Theories

- The Corrective Party has found the following conversation on alt.kooky. conspiracy.theories.about.diana We believe it throws some light on the Curse of the House of Windsor: See... Curse of the House of Windsor- The Ears Have It!!! [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0004/S00061.htm


Iraq Protester Visits

- The former United Nations Iraq Humanitarian Coordinator, who resigned in protest at the sanctions imposed on Iraq after the Gulf War is to visit New Zealand next week. See... Denis Halliday to Visit NZ next week [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0004/S00060.htm


Free Speech For Libertarianz?

- A policeman ringing to obtain his file is not what Libertarianz spokesman Daniel Charlton expected to see when he finished presenting the party’s submission to a Parliamentary Select Committee! See... Free Speech ‘in the Gun’ [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0004/S00057.htm


Greens Outraged At GE Board

- Green Co-leader Rod Donald said today he is outraged a Government board is spending tax-payer money to promote genetic engineering See... Tax-payer funds spent on pro-GE propaganda [1] in the wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00171.htm


Call For More Liquor In Supermarkets

- Shoppers should be able to buy spirits, liqueurs, ports, sherries, wine coolers and general alcohol beverages, alongside beer and wine, at their supermarket said Thomas Chin, Chief Executive Officer of the Distilled Spirits Association. See... Distillers say Fix Liquor Sales Anomalies [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0004/S00078.htm


If You Surf And Drive You're…

Delphi Automotive Systems and Ericsson have announced a strategic partnership that will bring telematics products to the vehicles market. See... Innovative plug & play car telematics products [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0004/S00077.htm


Not Just A Cent This Time – Petrol Prices Fall Two Cents!

– Petrol Prices are continuing to fall on the back of lower crude prices. See... BP Drops Fuel Prices A Further 2 Cents [1] and Caltex drops petrol and diesel prices [2] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0004/S00074.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0004/S00079.htm


Oldies Online

- SeniorNet is to open a learning centre in the town tomorrow, to teach people over 55 about computers, email and the internet in a user-friendly way. See... Seniornet Comes To Gore [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0004/S00072.htm


What You’ve Been Waiting For

- Ricky Martin fans, the time to queue has arrived. Ricky Martin Live In Concert On Sale Saturday [1] in the Culture wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0004/S00028.htm


Child Support Avoiders

- Decamping to Australia will no longer be an option for parents trying to avoid child support payments in New Zealand. See... Australia-New Zealand child support agreement [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00179.htm


Prison Capacity

- Corrections Minister Matt Robson is on a collision course with Judges, Police and Cabinet colleague Phil Goff, by refusing to ensure there is adequate prison capacity, said ACT Justice spokesman Stephen Franks. See... Robson on collision course [1] in the wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00170.htm


Abolishing the Privy Council?

- ACT Leader Richard Prebble believes it is irresponsible for TVNZ to claim that the abolition of the Privy Council is a race issue. See... TVNZ irresponsible to run PC as a race issue [1] . Maori are likely to support New Zealand letting go of the Privy Council, says National's Maori Affairs spokeswoman Georgina te Heuheu. See... Maori support likely for Privy Council change [2] both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00169.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00166.htm


Minister, Candlestick Seller

- Health Minister Annette King will join young people, probably including one or two child cancer patients, outside the main entrance to Parliament Buildings, at 9am, Friday, April 14. She will then join them selling candles on the street to raise ... See... Annette King Selling Candles for Child Cancer [1] in the wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00168.htm


Scoop World: Aussie Soldiers Unite In Timor

- Two generations of Australian military personnel will unite tomorrow to honour the bravery and friendship of the people of East Timor. See... Australian Services Unite To Honour Timorese [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0004/S00064.htm


Company Tax Cuts

- The Finance Minister's musings he could cut company tax if Labour got back into power after 2002 have no credibility at all, Opposition Finance spokesperson Bill English said today. See... Cullen's tax cut musings don't stack up [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00167.htm

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