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Scoop Is In The House
Rimu Logging Row Deepens
Varroa Here To Stay?
PM’s Press Conference
MAYDAY2K: London, Korea The World!

National Supports Universal Student Allowances?
Waikato And Wellington Dump Health Computer Systems
Political Unity Through Sock Sharing
Time To Pay More For CDs And Books – US Delighted
Teachers Happy To Do Their Best
Welcome Rains Replenish And Revive
Financial Institutions Surveyed
Marion Hobbs Still Under Fire
The End Of Rodney’s Worries
Immigration Action Urged From Dalziel
Dangerous Cell Phones
The Wide Wide World Of Pork
E-Government Vision

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Mac Attack In Whitehall!
MORE MAYDAY2K PHOTOS:
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- Images Of MAYDAY2K from around the world
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- Money Burning At Business Roundtable

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Scoop Is In The House

- Today's questions for answer by Ministers concerned: Superannuation - West Coast Rimu Logging - Kiwi Bank - Broadcasting Advice And Policy - Rape Pardon - Broadcasting Quotas - Parallel Importing - ERB And Jobs - Waikato Health Computer - Dover Samuels On Frequencies - Nuclear Veterans - Health Board Appointments - ERB Submissions. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00015.htm


Rimu Logging Row Deepens

- The Green Party warned the coalition government last night it must not extend logging of publicly owned rimu on the West Coast. Nevertheless in questions today the PM was equivocal about the issue. See... Greens won't support extended rimu logging [1] . Meanwhile the issue is attracting an increasing amount of attention though the government remains strangely silent.
FULL COVERAGE
- NATIONAL - . West Coasters deserve more respect [2]
- ACT - ACT Agrees with Anderton [3]
- UNITED NZ: - Cabinet Cannot Cave In To Greens On West Coast [4]
- DR BRENDAN MOYLE - West Coast Offer: Money Won't Fix This Mess. [5]
- NATIVE FOREST ACTION - Conservationists Ready To Fight Government Again [6]
- NATIVE FOREST ACTION - Don't Force Offer On Bloody-Minded West Coast [7]
- GREENS - No need to trash forests for furniture
- Greens
[8]
- FURNITURE ASSOCIATION - Industry Welcomes Greens Acceptance of Harvest [9]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00030.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00044.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00042.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00039.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00016.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00011.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00004.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00007.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00014.htm


Varroa Here To Stay?

- The Varroa bee mite is here to stay and could eventually destroy New Zealand's entire native and wild bee populations, said Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton yesterday. Chris Holm Reports. See... PM's Presser: The Bee Bug Is Here To Stay [1] in the Headlines wire. The Cabinet's approval of $1.35 million extra funding would enable the MAF to complete a survey determining the extent of the varroa bee mite infestation says the Government. See... More Funds For Bee Mite Survey [2] in the Parliament wire. “The National Beekeepers' Association welcomes the extra $1.35m. See... NBA Welcomes Extra Funding For Survey Work [3] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00013.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00024.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00012.htm


PM’s Press Conference

- At yesterday's post Cabinet Press Conference Prime Minister Helen Clark said she believed comments made by the Commonwealth Secretary General Don McKinnon on the Crisis in Zimbabwe were “not helpful”;. Chris Holm reports. See... PM's Presser: Zimbabwe, Maori MPs And Singapore [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00012.htm


MAYDAY2K: London, Korea The World!

- Anti-capitalist protesters clashed with police Monday in central London, tearing down the golden arches of a McDonald's and spray-painting a hammer and sickle on a statue of Winston Churchill in a May Day protest. See... Link: May Day Rallies Create Tensions [1] . For a protestors perspective on the same events see.. Mayday London report 3.00pm May 1st 2000 South Korean students and police clash on May 1st [2] . Meanwhile Scoop also carries a photo essay on the worldwide protests see... Images Of MAYDAY2K from around the world [3] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0005/S00012.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0005/S00007.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00014.htm


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National Supports Universal Student Allowances?

- Alliance education spokesperson Liz Gordon said today it was like falling down a rabbit hole to Wonderland to hear Wyatt Creech say that National might support universal student allowances. See... Mindboggling'radicalism' from ex-Minister Creech [1] in the Parliament wire. And student organisations are indeed mindboggled at the development see... NZUSA: National’s surprise turn around on Allowances [2] and. APSU: Students welcome National's focus on allowances [3] , both in the Education wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00038.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0005/S00004.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0005/S00003.htm


Waikato And Wellington Dump Health Computer Systems

- The Association of Medical Specialists is scathing on the latest development in a series of problems with health computing services. See… Jack And Mates Should Pay For Computer Bungle [1] in the Politics wire. Yesterday it was Wellington's turn for hospital computer problems see...Senior Doctors Have No Joy In Saying Told You So [2] in the General wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00019.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0005/S00003.htm


Political Unity Through Sock Sharing

- Getting the people on the hill in Wellington to work together for the good of the country could be regarded as mission impossible. But Holeproof is willing to take up the challenge see….Political unity is possible — Holeproof Letter [1] and Politicians urged to walk together [2] , both in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00018.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00017.htm


Time To Pay More For CDs And Books – US Delighted

- Wellington, May 2, 2000 - The United States has removed New Zealand from its Special 301 Watch List in recognition of New Zealand's commitment to strengthen its copyright and trademark laws and to limit parallel imports of newly released copyrighted materials. See... U.S. Removes NZ From 301 Watch List [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00015.htm


Teachers Happy To Do Their Best

- THE Government’s formal endorsement of the PSA’s Partnership for Quality approach is simply the beginning of significant change to the way things are done – and delivered – in the public service, PSA secretary Richard Wagstaff said today. See... The way to better jobs and better public services [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00013.htm


Welcome Rains Replenish And Revive

- April replenished dry soils in many areas. Plentiful rainfall across most of the country recharged soil moisture levels in the previously at risk agricultural regions, especially Wanganui, Manawatu and in parts of the Waikato. Rainfall was very high throughout Bay of Plenty, especially in Tauranga where totals were more than three times normal. For the full Climate Summary from NIWA see... National Climate Summary – April 2000 [1] in the Science wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0005/S00002.htm


Financial Institutions Surveyed

- The 14th edition of KPMG’s annual survey of New Zealand financial institutions follows past practice of providing information on New Zealand registered banks, major finance companies and other financial institutions with total assets in excess of $30 million. See... KPMG Financial Institutions Performance Survey [1] , KPMG: Continued growth for financial institutions [2] and eBusiness poses challenge to New Zealand banks [3] , all in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0005/S00013.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0005/S00012.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0005/S00011.htm


Marion Hobbs Still Under Fire

- Marion Hobbs should publicly detail her achievements as Broadcasting minister and let New Zealanders judge her ministerial performance, said ACT broadcasting spokesman Penny Webster. See... Come clean with the New Zealand public Marion [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00047.htm


The End Of Rodney’s Worries

– Parliament this afternoon debated a bill replacing the Rodney Distruct Council with a commissioner and calling for new elections to be held next March. See... First Reading Speech - Rodney District Council [1] in the Parliament wire for Local Government Minister Sandra Lee’s introduction speech.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00045.htm


Immigration Action Urged From Dalziel

- United New Zealand leader, Hon Peter Dunne, says more action and less talk is needed on immigration issues. See... More Action, Less Talk Needed On Immigration [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00040.htm


Dangerous Cell Phones

- Green MP Sue Kedgley today called for the Government to to investigate whether cell phones should carry health warnings in New Zealand, following a report that a UK Government review is about to recommend health warnings be placed on cell phones. See... Cell phone investigation needed - Green Party [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00027.htm


The Wide Wide World Of Pork

- I would like to welcome to New Zealand all delegates to the inaugural World Pork Conference here in Auckland. It is good to see so many countries represented here. See... Sutton Speech to the World Pork Conference [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00036.htm


E-Government Vision

- State Services Minister Trevor Mallard has announced the detail of New Zealand's e-government vision. Cabinet signed off the vision this week. See... Mallard Releases E-Government Vision [1] . For the speech see... E-Government - A Vision for New Zealanders [2] both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00032.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00031.htm

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