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Scoop Today - Happy May Day 2000

HEADLINES

Mayday2k Gets Smelly For Christchurch Banks
MayDay 2K Has Arrived!
Scoop Link: Not Nice.Com
Born To Be Mild – Radical Conservativism
That Famous Wellington Hospitality
Scoop Opinion: On The Left
A Week Of It: Helen And The Volcano
Scoop Images: French Pollution Protests
Scoop Arts: A Laugh-o-rama
Hard News Is Here!

Dollars For Trees – An Extra $20 Million Offered
Prebble Says Government Is Hurting
Bee Mites Funding
Trade Deficit Shocker
Teachers Agree To Do Their Best
Commerce Act Changes
Mayday Not Wanted – Says Vernon
Rankin’s Day Of Reckoning Delayed
Success Claimed For New License Laws
Business Confidence
Police Let Gun Details Slip?
Not Attack – Defence Details Leaked
Inquiry Needed In Dale Rape Case
Nuclear Veteren Fund Welcome
Mental Health Commissioner Resigns
Kiwi-Aussie Dairy Merger
Hobbs In The Big Apple
Libertarians On Mayday 2k
Round-the-clock Plunketline Is Back Again
GE Food Labeling A Joke

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Mayday2k Gets Smelly For Christchurch Banks

- Scoop has received an communique from a group calling itself “People Not Profits” in Christchurch who have been busy making a stink. See... MAYDAY2K: Four Christchurch Banks Stink Bombed [1] in the Headlines wire. Earlier another group indicated it had plans to tamper with traffic signals. See...MAYDAY2K: Traffic Signals Targetted In Chch [2] . For Wellington's Mayday protest schedule see... MAYDAY2K: Wellington May Day Protest Itinerary [3] . Meanwhile in the International wire NZ protestors have been sent words of encouragement from Chicago. see... MAYDAY2K: Happy May Day NZ - From Chicago! [4] .


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MayDay 2K Has Arrived!

- Today, May Day 2000, is D-Day for a global carnival against capitalism with demonstrations planned all around the globe. Demonstrations are planned in several NZ cities including Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland, Hamilton and Dunedin. The capacity of the internet to enable networking among political interest groups has emerged over the past 12 months in a spectacular fashion. Scoop's Alastair Thompson backgrounds the Mayday2k protest movement in a feature article first published in Loop Magazine. See... Scoop Feature: Today Is Mayday2k! [1] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00002.htm


Scoop Link: Not Nice.Com

- Nice.com aren't very, scoop learned today. See... Scoop Link: Nice.com aren't very nice [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00005.htm


Born To Be Mild – Radical Conservativism

- "We have to become radical conservatives. Don't fall off your seats. You haven't slipped into an ACT conference. I don't mean radical as in extreme." No she doesn’t. What does Mrs Shipley mean? See... Rt Hon Jenny Shipley - Dare to be radical [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00376.htm


That Famous Wellington Hospitality

- The Mayday edition of LOOP’s [1] hospitality e-mailer is out See... STELLA ARTOIS TAPPING THE PULSE MAYDAY EDITION [2] in the Culture wire.


[1] - http://Loop-e.com/
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Scoop Opinion: On The Left

- After a few weeks away, a refreshed author is back again. The new Parliamentary session begins this week, and it’s going to be fun. But first, a song sung to the tune `O Christmas Tree’: See... On The Left Keep that red flag flying. [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00007.htm


Helen And The Volcano

The earth has replaced the wind as the major buffeter of the capital in the last fortnight, with recent midnight jolts reminding Wellingtonians they are sitting targets for the next big one. See... A Week Of It – Rumbles In The Jungle [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00088.htm


Scoop Images: French Pollution Protests

- The following three images show the Greenpeace operation to test waste from Cogema's nuclear reprocessing plant discharge at Raz Blanchard. Greenpeace discovered alarmingly high levels of radioactivity during its tests and has called for an end to discharges ... See... Scoop Images: Greenpeace Tests Radioactive Waste [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00087.htm


Scoop Arts: A Laugh-o-rama

- Promotional photos from six of the comedy festival productions presently underway at Bats Theatre as part of the Laugh Festival. For more information on these shows see... Bats Theatre: International Laugh! Festival 2000 See... Scoop Images: Bats Comedy Festival Lineup [1] . Also see... Scoop Images: Credit - Upcoming Mainbill At Bats [2] both in the Arts & Culture wire.


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Hard News Is Here!

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... bear with me while I do my therapy. One of the reasons I keep on with Hard News is that it gives me the chance to shout at people who piss me off. It relieves me of the need to bore my friends and family with the details. See... HARD NEWS 28/4/00 - Drunks, Puppets and Monkeys [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00086.htm

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Dollars For Trees – An Extra $20 Million Offered

- The Government has revised its compensation package for the West Coast up by $20 million. West Coast Mayors will now consider the new offer. In doing so the Government has ignored the advice of the Native Forest Action an anti-logging environmental group. See... Don't Force Offer On Bloody-Minded West Coast [1] in the Politics wire. Meanwhile New figures obtained by the Green Party show there is no need to continue unsustainable logging of publicly owned native forest in order to supply the furniture industry. See... No need to trash forests for furniture - Greens [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00004.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00007.htm


Prebble Says Government Is Hurting

- The Government is getting stung by the adverse reaction to its legislative programme, ACT leader Richard Prebble said today. See... Government Stung By Submissions [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00026.htm


Bee Mites Funding

- The Cabinet's approval of $1.35 million extra funding would enable the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry to complete a survey determining the extent of the varroa bee mite infestation, Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... More Funds For Bee Mite Survey [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00024.htm


Trade Deficit Shocker

- Green Co-Leader Rod Donald today called for new tariffs on imports after the announcement of a shock trade deficit for March. See... Greens call for tariffs as imports soar [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00023.htm


Teachers Agree To Do Their Best

- State Services Minister Trevor Mallard today signed an agreement with the Public Service Association that sets out a partnership for quality. See... Education Minister signs agreement with PSA [1] , Mallard Speech to the PSA Inaugural Congress [2] and Text Of Agreement Between PSA and Govt [3] , all in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00020.htm
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Commerce Act Changes

- The Government is going to amend the Act to include an overriding purpose statement that clarifies the fact that increased consumer welfare is the long-term goal of competition. See... Commerce Act Gets Consumer Focus [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00019.htm


Mayday Not Wanted – Says Vernon

- May Day 2000 will go down in history as dragging back an industrial regime that most workers can't relate to and don't want, says Belinda Vernon, Auckland National MP. See... May Day mayday for workers [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00017.htm


Rankin’s Day Of Reckoning Delayed

- State Services Minister Trevor Mallard said today that he had agreed to a short time extension for the completion of the Ministerial Review into the Department of Work and Income New Zealand. See... Review into WINZ [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00016.htm


Success Claimed For New License Laws

“Today marks the first full year of the new driver licence system and the road toll results speak for themselves,” Pakuranga MP and former Transport Minister, Maurice Williamson said today. See... Road toll plummets a year on from new licenses [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00015.htm


Business Confidence

- Business concerns about the economic direction and policies of the Labour/Alliance Government have translated into plummeting business confidence in the latest National Bank’s Business Outlook Survey. See... Reality Of Government Policy Sees Confidence Drop [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00014.htm


Police Let Gun Details Slip?

- Police National Headquarters released confidential details of registered firearms owners to an outside company for relicencing checks, says New Zealand First's Ron Mark. See... Police HQ Released Confidential Firearms Info. [1] . Or are the recent gun thefts caused by thoughtless duck shooting regulations? See... Duck Shooters Targeted By Criminals [2] . Last weekend’s crash and carry robbery of a professionally constructed fire arm strong room, is dramatic evidence of the contempt New Zealand criminals hold for the law, says ACT. See... Crash and carry gun theft shows criminals contempt [3] . Criminal gangs are targeting licensed firearms collectors in the Wellington region with up to two hundred handguns stolen this year says New Zealand First. See... Gangsters Steal Collectors’ Handguns “To Order” [4] all in the Parliament wire.


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Not Attack – Defence Details Leaked

- The defence research group JUST DEFENCE has released parts of a confidential briefing made to the Minister of Defence on 9 March 2000 that reveal the price of the next expensive purchase being sought by the Air Force. See... Leaked Information On Cost Of Orion Upgrade [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00006.htm


Inquiry Needed In Dale Rape Case

- The Dale rape case should be included in the Ellis inquiry to ensure a thorough investigation is made, said ACT justice spokesman Stephen Franks. See... Franks: Add Dale Rape Case to Ellis Inquiry [1] . The Governor-General declined an application to refer the convictions of Paul Dale, Jason Dale, and Callum MacLeod back to the Court Of Appeal last week. The circumstances of the rape are controversial as the accusor had twice changed her story. See... Dale, Dale, MacLeod petition refusal [2] both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00378.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00364.htm


Nuclear Veteren Fund Welcome

- New Zealand First has welcomed an anticipated government move to allocate funds towards nuclear veterans taking a class action. See... Peters Welcomes Anticipated Honouring Commitment [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00010.htm


Mental Health Commissioner Resigns

- Health Minister Annette King said today she had learned of the resignation of Dr Julie Leibrich as a Mental Health Commissioner with “deep regret”. See... Dr Leibrich Resigns From Mental Health Commission [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00009.htm


Kiwi-Aussie Dairy Merger

- “New Zealand dairy farmers must be consulted on the Dairy Board's proposed partial merger with Australian dairy company Bonlac”, said Alliance agriculture spokesperson John Wright MP today. See... Farmers Say On Dairy Board's Australian Initiative [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00377.htm


Hobbs In The Big Apple

- “Participation is the key to making breakthroughs on environmental issues”; the Minister for the Environment, Marian Hobbs, said today on her departure from New York where she has been attending a meeting of the United Nations' Commission ... See... Participation And The Environment [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00002.htm


Libertarians On Mayday 2k

- As statists around the Western world commence their annual May Day eulogies, Libertarianz Leader Peter Cresswell suggests they reflect instead on the true legacy of their chosen ideology. See... Murderous May Day Memories [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00003.htm


Round-the-clock Plunketline Is Back Again

- Health Minister Annette King said the reinstatement of Plunketline as a 24-hour service today gave her great personal pleasure, and was a triumph for all the families who had backed her campaign to restore an effective service. See... 24-Hour Plunketline Starts Today [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00008.htm


GE Food Labeling A Joke

- Government promises to label genetically engineered food are becoming farcical, according to Green Party Health Spokesperson Sue Kedgley. See... Sue Kedgley Says GE Delayed Yet Again [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00006.htm

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