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Putting The Heat On The Warring World
Scoop World: Drought Breaks In Ethiopia
Scoop World: The Moons Of Jupiter Captured
Scoop Opinion: Hob Nobbing With Hobbs
Scoop Opinion: A Big Party For The West Coast?
Lest We Forget: Remembering Anzac Day
Goff In Indonesia: Freezing Out Suharto
MayDay 2k: Attacking The KFC Bucket
White Island Stops Smoking: Eruption Images
Scoop What's On: A Multi-national Gigglomerate

Social Workers In Schools
East Timor Accident
Green Is For Gay Relationships
ERB Information & Reaction
Hobbs’s Jobs
Jim’s Bank Wobbles
I Give You My Heart, Liver And Kidneys
WINZ Review A Waste
Govt Spreads Easter Jams
Scoop World: Goff In Indonesia
Turning Off The Tube


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ANZAC Dawn Ceremony - East Timor - Photo Essay

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Putting The Heat On The Warring World

- In what should be a spectacular newsflash, fire breathers from around the country will gather in Auckland to promote world peace. See... All Fired Up For World Peace [1] The World Ceasefire Project has a spectacular way to encourage Disarmament Minister Matt Robson to sign a declaration “that no fighting shall take place”; on September 15th 2000, the opening day of the Olympics - and World Peace Day. See... Scoop Images: "That no fighting shall take place" [2] both in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00075.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00074.htm


Scoop World: Drought Breaks In Ethiopia

- Supercomputer forecasts for rain in drought stricken Ethiopia published exclusively on Scoop a fortnight ago (see… Scoop Images: Easter Rain In Ethiopia?) have proved correct with the first rains now beginning to fall. Alastair Thompson reports. See... Rain At Last In Ethiopia! [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00073.htm


Scoop World: The Moons Of Jupiter Captured

- Galileo takes risky trip to dribble back data revealing best images yet of Jupiter's cratered inner moons See... Best images yet of Jupiter's cratered inner moons [1] in the Science wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0004/S00019.htm


Scoop Opinion: Hob Nobbing With Hobbs

- Upton-on-line has always had a bit of a penchant for Thomas Hobbes - that grimmest of seventeenth century political philosophers immortalised by his characterisation of life in the state of nature as 'nasty, brutish and short'. National’s Simon Upton casts a Hobbesian eye on the behaviour of Labour’s Marian Hobbs. See... Upton-On-Line: Hobb[e]sian Musings [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00325.htm


Scoop Opinion: A Big Party For The West Coast?

- Incensed that a Labour Prime Minister would call them “fairly feral,”; and comparing them to lynch mobs in places like Kentucky, West Coasters are now talking about the thing they really understand, forming a new political party. John Howard reports. Coasters are meeting with Acting Prime Minister Jim Anderton to accept or reject the $100 million dollar package for compensation them for the end of native logging. See... Feral Coasters Considering New “True Labour" Party [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00072.htm


Lest We Forget: Remembering Anzac Day

- The Prime Minister was in Turkey for ANZAC remembrances. See... PM In Turkey - ANZAC Dawn Service [1] . See... PM In Turkey - Chunuk Bair Speech [2] . Also see... PM In Turkey - The International Service [3] in the Parliament wire. This first ANZAC Day of the new millennium allows us to acknowledge and remember those who fought for freedom, to honour those who lost their lives doing so and to learn the lessons of history so we don’t repeat them. So says National Leader Jenny Shipley. See... Open Letter to New Zealanders [4] , Meanwhile, Auckland Central MP Judith Tizard will represent Prime Minister Helen Clark at a Dawn Parade at the Auckland War Memorial Museum on Anzac Day. See... Tizard representing Prime Minister at Anzac Day [5] all in the Parliament wire


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00312.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00313.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00311.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00289.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00287.htm


Goff In Indonesia: Freezing Out Suharto

- The Indonesia Human Rights Committee calls on the New Zealand’s Foreign Minister to freeze the Suharto family assets in New Zealand. The protest coincides with Phil Goff’s visit to Indonesia for talks on trade and political issues. See... Call to freeze the Suharto assets in NZ [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0004/S00098.htm


MayDay 2k: Attacking The KFC Bucket

- The World's first MayDay action of the New Millenium happens in New Zealand, with a protest against the huge KFC bucket in the North Island city of Hamilton. Towering over the skyline of the Frankton working class estate, it is the largest KFC bucket in the country. See... MayDay Protest- first in a day of Global Action [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0004/S00097.htm


White Island Stops Smoking: Eruption Images

- After smoking and throwing up ash last week, White Island has suddenly gone quiet confusing volcanologists. Last week the activity made the crater lake turn bright yellow - these pictures were taken by scientists from the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Science ... See... Scoop Images: White Island Erupts! [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00067.htm


Scoop What's On: A Multi-national Gigglomerate

- A comedy headcase set to burst, Benjamin crams sixty minutes with as much funny as his sanity allows. Tight stand-up from a loose unit. Spot-on observational humour slickly combines with psuedo political ranting. See... Bats Theatre: International Laugh! Festival 2000 [1] . There are also listings for happenings at Wellington's Matterhorn bar over the next two weeks. See... What’s On At The Matterhorn [2] both in the Arts & Culture wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0004/S00044.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0004/S00045.htm

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Social Workers In Schools

- A major expansion of the Social Workers in Schools programme means that from today about 35,000 primary and intermediate schoolchildren will be covered by the scheme, says Minister of Social Services and Employment Steve Maharey. See... Social Workers in Schools [1] . The Social Workers in Schools expansion re-announced today by the Government is a great idea, but it is just one more re-announcement of a National Government initiative, Opposition Social Services spokesperson Bob Simcock said today. See... Social Workers Re-Announced By Copycat Minister [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00329.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00330.htm


East Timor Accident

- The Minister of Defence Mark Burton has expressed his sympathy to the family of Staff Sergeant Bill White following the East Timor accident in which Staff Sergeant White was killed and three other New Zealanders were injured. See... Government's condolences to family of Bill White [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00326.htm


Green Is For Gay Relationships

- The Green Party delivered their submission on same sex couples and the law this afternoon, saying the party supported the Human Rights Act applying to all aspects of the social and legal framework of New Zealand. See... Greens Support Rights For Same Sex Couples [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00328.htm


ERB Information & Reaction

- The release of background and policy formation papers today will give a clearer picture of how the Employment Relations Bill has emerged in its current legislative form,”; says Minister of Labour, Margaret Wilson. See... Employment Relations Bill: OIA Release [1] . The documents show a secret meeting was held by the Labour Party in December last year, to dramatically change their election manifesto employment policy, said ACT leader Richard Prebble. See... Secret Group Wrote Employment Bill [2] . The Prime Minister should cut short her European junket to talk to employers back home about how her employment policies are crippling their businesses, says National's Employment spokesperson Bob Simcock. See... Arrogant Government ignores advice again [3] . The critical reports from Treasury on the Employment Relations Bill back up feedback from employers in New Zealand's main centres, ACT leader Richard Prebble said today. See... Reports Damn Legislation – Says Prebble [4] all in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00323.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00310.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00309.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00305.htm


Hobbs’s Jobs

- Marian Hobbs' management of the broadcasting strategy is an embarrassment to the Government and National's Broadcasting spokeswoman Katherine Rich is calling for the Prime Minister to step in and restore the public's confidence.See... Broadcasting report card gives Marian an F [1] . The Biosecurity portfolio is clearly causing Marian Hobbs difficulty as acknowledged by the Prime Minister herself. The portfolio should be given to a higher ranked and more capable minister, says Opposition Biosecurity Spokesman David Carter. See... Biosecurity too important to muddle with [2] both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00318.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00315.htm


Jim’s Bank Wobbles

- Jim Anderton's idea of a people's bank looks bankrupt before it gets off the ground, going by his answers to Parliamentary questions, Opposition Economic Development Spokesperson Max Bradford said today. See... Jim's Bank built on shaky foundations [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00308.htm


I Give You My Heart, Liver And Kidneys

- This week is New Zealand’s first Organ Donor Awareness Week. The objective is to encourage people throughout New Zealand not only to decide to become an organ donor, but to discuss this decision with friends and family. See... Organ Donor Awareness Week [1] in the Science wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0004/S00018.htm


WINZ Review A Waste

- Work and Income New Zealand Minister Steve Maharey today all but admitted that thousands of taxpayer dollars is currently being wasted on an independent review into WINZ because he has already made up his mind to split the department, says National. See... WINZ review irrelevant and wasting thousands of $s [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00317.htm


Govt Spreads Easter Jams

- The Easter holiday frustrations experienced by thousands of New Zealand motorists, could be avoided if the Government honoured its word on roading policy, said ACT transport MP Penny Webster. This Easter motorists around the country have been frustrated by traffic jams on arterial routes. See... Government to blame for Easter traffic problems [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00322.htm


Scoop World: Goff In Indonesia

- The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Phil Goff, will meet the Indonesian President KH Abdurrahman Wahid, Foreign Minister Dr Alwi Shihab and other senior Ministers today during a two day visit to Indonesia. On the agenda is bringing to trial the killers of a New Zealand student killed in East Timor. See... Goff In Indonesia - Itinerary [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00314.htm


Turning Off The Tube

- FairNZ is suggesting Kiwis take the opportunity to support the international TV Turn-Off Week - just hit the power button, shut down 'the box', and choose to do other things for the week. With the extra time, people might indulge in sport or read. See... TV Turn Off Week - April 22 - 28, 2000 [1] in the Art & Culture wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0004/S00047.htm

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