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Faith And Hope - Joined At The Heart
Scoop Is In The House
News From The Shaky Isle
Hobbits In Happy Valley
Scoop World: Presidential Humour
Scoop World: Don Heading Off To See Mugabe
Scoop World: GPS Is Getting Better
MAYDAY2K: New York Police Overkill
West Coast Settlement: Mugabe, Ferals & Inbreds?
Scoop Arts: Comedy To The Four!

Manufacturing Strong In ‘99
Child Centre Should Close
Bank Profits Mean We Need Kiwibank
Dairy Farmers Snookered
Maori Councilor Elected
Citizenship Ceremony
Thoughtless De Facto Legislation
Sucking Up To The State Department
Flawed Tolerance To Blame For Waitara Shooting
Te Waipareira Papers Raise Questions
Fletcher Well Spudded
New IT Package Available
Last Chance To Comment On ERB
Talking Team Talk
Clear Rises To Theresa’s Challenge
Net Ratings

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Faith And Hope - Joined At The Heart

- Faith and Hope, two Siamese twins sharing heart and lungs were born face to face at Auckland’s National Women’s Hospital yesterday morning. See... Joined At The Heart – Siamese Twins Are Born Alive [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00018.htm


Scoop Is In The House

- Today's questions concerned the subjects of: Ill Treatment Of Children - Vote IRD - Greens And Mugabe - Foreign Ownership Of Fishing Quota - Anderton On Monetary Policy - Iraq Sanctions - GE Inquiry - Orion Upgrade - Heather Simpson - Plunketline - Margaret Wilson And The Employment Select Committee - Early Childhood Education - Select Committee Submissions. ... See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00019.htm


News From The Shaky Isle

- Staff from the Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences (GNS) visited White Island yesterday (Tuesday, May 2) to make monitoring observations and to assess the volcano status. The level of activity was similar to that reported last week. See... Situation update at White Island Volcano [1] in the Science wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0005/S00004.htm


Hobbits In Happy Valley

- Scoop is pleased to present a series of images of Lord of The Rings Filming from its content partner http://theonering.net . They show filming underway in Happy Valley at Whakapapa skifield on Mt Ruapehu. See... Scoop Images: More LOTR Pics From Ruapehu [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00017.htm


Scoop World: Presidential Humour

- A recent address by President Clinton to a Press Corps dinner was unusually full of humour. See... TRANSCRIPT: Prez Clinton Does Standup Comedy [1] . Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was less comedic when discussing global terrorism. See... Briefing on Patterns of Global Terrorism Report [2] , both in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0005/S00018.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0005/S00019.htm


Scoop World: Don Heading Off To See Mugabe

- This morning Commonwealth Secretary General Don McKinnon announced plans to visit Zimbabwe following a meeting of the Commonwealth Ministers Advisory Group. Yesterday he issued a statement ticking off The Dominion newspaper. “I was surprised to read a newspaper report regarding the situation in Zimbabwe which is purportedly based on an interview I gave to The Dominion newspaper in New Zealand. I have been quoted completely out of context,” he said.. See... Commonwealth SG'S Statement on Zimbabwe [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0005/S00016.htm


Scoop World: GPS Is Getting Better

- “If you're ever wondering about your place in the world, we have an announcement today that should make life a little easier for you.” See... White House Press Briefing on the GPS [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0005/S00015.htm


MAYDAY2K: New York Police Overkill

- “At times it seemed we were walking on the side walk watching a police parade. People not from NYC need to understand. We have 40,000 police officers. An army of undercovers. And they don't bother with non lethal combat here. They know they can get away with murder.” See... Mayday In New York City - A Black Bloc Report [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0005/S00014.htm


West Coast Settlement: Mugabe, Ferals & Inbreds?

- At a meeting with the PM Helen Clark today the Green Party will be seeking an apology from Finance Minister Dr Michael Cullen who yesterday likened their attitude to West Coast native logging contracts to policies of Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe. Miss Clark is also under fire for allegedly describing some West Coasters as "feral" and "inbreds."
FULL COVERAGE
- JIM ANDERTON - Deputy PM - West Coast speech General debate [1]
- NATIONAL - Helen Clark Insults West Coasters - Again [2]
- ACT - PM Should Back Deputy,Cullen On Contract Sanctity [3]
- GREENS - Dump dodgy rimu contracts [4]
- BLUE GREENS - Bluegreens Call For Reopening Of Rimu Hearings [5]
- LOGGING SCIENTIST - Facts About Rimu Sustainable Management [6] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00073.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00067.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00062.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00049.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00021.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00020.htm


Scoop Arts: Comedy To The Four!

- Opens tonight!! get down to Bats tonight at 10pm for the funniest thing that has EVER happened to golf! NO POGS, NO PATCHES A musical murder mystery about a caddie who copped it! only $10 or $8 unwaged. If you only see one show at the TV2 Laughfest then see this one. See... No Pogs, No Patches [1] . Also find out what’s happening at Wellington’s premier entertainment venue, the Matterhorn. See… MORE golden entertainment from The Matterhorn... [2] both in the Arts & Culture wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0005/S00005.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0005/S00004.htm

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Manufacturing Strong In ‘99

- “The WestpacTrust Quarterly Analysis of Manufacturing shows that overall 1999 was a good year for New Zealand manufacturers with strong productivity growth leading to increased profits” said David Moloney, President of the New Zealand Manufacturers Federation. See... 1999 A Good Year For Manufacturing [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00070.htm


Child Centre Should Close

- ACT is appalled that a child care centre which has received two critical reports from the Education Review Office is being allowed to remain open. See... Please Protect Our Children Trevor [1] . Education Minister Trevor Mallard today confirmed that the Ministry of Education would consider closing a Feilding Early Childhood centre that was subject to a scathing Education Review Office Report. See... Ministry may revoke Cotton Tails licence [2] both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00068.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00069.htm


Bank Profits Mean We Need Kiwibank

- Record bank profits combined with rapidly rising bank fees make the need for a Kiwibank even more urgent, Alliance leader and Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton says. See... Overseas bank profits increase need for Kiwibank [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00061.htm


Dairy Farmers Snookered

- Dairy Farmers of New Zealand Chairman Charlie Pedersen said today that his organisation has been snookered in its efforts to hold forums so farmers could express their views on the dairy industry's direction. See... DFNZ Snookered [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0005/S00021.htm


Maori Councilor Elected

- Green MP Sue Kedgley today said she was delighted that Ray Ahipene-Mercer had been elected to take her place on the Wellington City Council. See... Kedgley delighted at Ahipene-Mercer's election [1] . Alliance deputy Leader and Local Government Minister Sandra Lee has also welcomed the election. See... Minister welcomes election of Maori councillor [2] both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00060.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00057.htm


Citizenship Ceremony

- Minister for Ethnic Affairs Hon. George Hawkins has welcomed 350 people to New Zealand at a Citizenship Ceremony in Manukau City. See... Minister Applauds Manukau Citizenship Ceremonies [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00059.htm


Thoughtless De Facto Legislation

- The Government has done no research on the effects of the proposed de facto law changes, said ACT Justice spokesman Stephen Franks. See... Who Needs Research For a Law Change? [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00055.htm


Sucking Up To The State Department

- United New Zealand leader, Hon Peter Dunne, says the Government is continuing the noble policy of its predecessor of sucking up to the Americans on trade policy issues to make up for perceived indiscretions in defence and foreign policy. See... The Noble Policy Of Sucking Up To The Americans [1] in the Parliament wire. Yesterday The United States 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 [2] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00054.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00015.htm


Flawed Tolerance To Blame For Waitara Shooting

- Tragedies like the Waitara shooting may be directly attributable to a history of flawed tolerance,” said ACT justice spokesman Stephen Franks. See... Waitara tragedy a result of flawed youth justice [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00052.htm


Te Waipareira Papers Raise Questions

- The ACT party says the latest release of official papers concerning the operations of the Waipareira Trust raised even more questions about the monitoring government departments provided to ensure that young people were properly looked after. See... More Questions Raised About Waipareira Trust [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00051.htm


Fletcher Well Spudded

- Fletcher Challenge Energy will today begin drilling its second well at Pohokura. The well, Pohokura-2 will help to define the commercial viability of the discovery made with the Pohokura-1 exploration well last month. See... Fletcher Challenge Energy spuds second well [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0005/S00019.htm


New IT Package Available

- Synergy International Limited has secured exclusive distribution rights in New Zealand for Changepoint, one of the most integrated IT packages available for IT related professional services organisations and IT departments. See... Synergy releases Changepoint [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0005/S00018.htm


Last Chance To Comment On ERB

- New Zealanders have a last chance to have an official say on the Employment Relations Bill - with select committee submissions due in today (3 May). See... Last chance for official say on ERB [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00050.htm


Talking Team Talk

- The Commerce Commission will today hold a conference to consider TeamTalk Limited’s application for authorisation to acquire Telecom New Zealand Limited’s trunked mobile radio business, Fleetlink. See... Commission holds TeamTalk/Telecom conference [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0005/S00016.htm


Clear Rises To Theresa’s Challenge

- CLEAR Chief Executive Tim Cullinane has paved the way for a “telecommunications agreement for the new millennium” by kicking off the formal re-negotiation of his company's interconnection agreement with Telecom. See... "Agreement for the new millennium" urged by CLEAR [1] in the Business wire. His statement followed an interview yesterday on Radio New Zealand’s Kim Hill Show with Telecom CEO Theresa Gattung who was also keen to begin a new round of negotiations.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0005/S00015.htm


Net Ratings

- Scoop does not figure prominently in the first net ratings survey issued yesterday. Tell more friends about Scoop! See... First-time Data On NZ Internet Audience Activity [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0005/S00014.htm


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