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A Week Of It: Labour Rides Out A Rough Week
Waitara Shooting Name Suppression
APEC Protestor Gets Award For Illegal Search
Scoop Opinion: More West Coast Grief Ahead
Drug Pollution Concerns
Loop On Hospitality
Where They’ll Be This Week
Love Bug Meets Glidetime
Scoop World: Suharto Assets
Scoop Arts: Crooked Earth
How Healthy Is That Salty Breeze

Tariff Legislation Introduced
Ruapehu Early Warning System
NZ Moves On Climate Change Treaty
The Radio Spectrum Auction & Maori
Cannabis Coroner Controversy
GE Imports Checked
Employment Law Change
Brierley’s Sealord Stake Stays Here
Freedom To Be Afraid


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A Week Of It: Labour Rides Out A Rough Week

- Continuing A Week Of It’s short tradition of beginning with omamatepia, (with apologies to readers who appreciate more subtle and/or original metaphor) it seems fitting to conclude that this week in the news began… with “a bang.” Chris Holm’s week in politics column is dominated – as was the news this week – with the shooting in Waitara. See... A Week Of It: Banging, The Planets And Oxymorons [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00033.htm


Waitara Shooting Name Suppression

- Helen Clark must act today to get Cabinet's approval for an urgent law change to ensure the suppression of police officers' names after incidents such as Waitara, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said today. The comment follows a ruling on Friday by the High Court to allow the publishing of the police officer’s name who fatally shot Steven Wallace. See... Govt must act today on name suppression [1] . Meanwhile ACT has asked the Speaker for a debate on the Prime Minister’s comments about the Waitara shooting, specifically “the fact she is considering a further and wider inquiry” into the tragedy. See... Prebble Calls for Waitara Debate [2] . The Asian Students Association, together with members of peoples organizations and NGOs in Hong Kong, held a protest action inside the New Zealand Consulate to condemn the brutal killing of Stephen Wallace, a Maori youth, by the New Zealand Police. See... Protest in Hong Kong against the killing of Maori [3] in the Politics wire. For other REACTION see... - ACT- PM’s racial comments need investigation [4] - JENNY SHIPLEY - PM is damaging New Zealanders' faith in police [5] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00153.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00144.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00041.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00171.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00126.htm


APEC Protestor Gets Award For Illegal Search

- The Christchurch High Court has awarded University of Canterbury academic and spycatcher, David Small, $20,000 in compensation as a result of the unreasonable Police search of his Riccarton Road home in July 1996. See... Lawyer David Small On His $20,000 Award [1] in the Politics wire. See also... GATT Watchdog on APEC SIS/Police debacle [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00050.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00052.htm


Scoop Opinion: More West Coast Grief Ahead

- More grief for the Government as the West Coast/Tasman Labour Party electorate committee treasurer says he will back a former opponent in court if the Government tries to cancel its rimu contracts. Scoop's West Coast correspondent, John Howard reports. See... Scoop Opinion: More West Coast Grief Ahead [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00036.htm


Drug Pollution Concerns

- An investigation is to be launched in Britain and the United States amid new fears that scores of toxic drugs and pharmaceuticals are surviving the human digestive system, passing through sewerage works and ending up in rivers and the sea. John Howard Reports... See... Drug Pollution Creating Unexpected Problems [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00035.htm


Loop On Hospitality

- The Loop Hospitality Email is out for : They're Brewing Their Beer... Here - Party At Kelly... Who's? - Less Time For Ducks - see... STELLA ARTOIS TAPPING THE PULSE [1] in the Culture wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0005/S00011.htm


Where They’ll Be This Week

- Minister Of Finance, Micehael Cullen, Minister Of State Services, Trevor Mallard and Minister of Corrections, Courts, & Disarmament Matt Robson’s media diaries for this week. See... Dr Michael Cullen's diary - May 8 to 14 [1] . Also see... Trevor Mallard Media Diary 8-13 May [2] and see... Matt Robson Media Diary - 8-15 May [3] all in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00146.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00145.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00154.htm


Love Bug Meets Glidetime

- State Services Minister Trevor Mallard said New Zealand government departments had fared well following the invasion of the Love Bug computer virus. See... Trevor Mallard On The Love Bug [1] in the Parliament wire. Meanwhile NZ Internet Site Xtra, has put in place a range of filtering processes designed to protect customers from the so-called “love bug”; computer virus. See... Xtra Filters Email To Protect Customers From Virus [2] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00169.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0005/S00037.htm


Scoop World: Suharto Assets

- Foreign Minister Phil Goff has sent off a list of known Suharto family assets in New Zealand to assist the Indonesian Government inquiry. These include properties purchased by Suharto's daughter Titiek and son Tommy - Queenstown ... See... Foreign Affairs take narrow view of Suharto assets [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00043.htm


Scoop Arts: Crooked Earth

- Acclaimed director Sam Pillsbury returns to New Zealand to film “Crooked Earth”; starring Temuera Morrison &; Lawrence Makoare. See... Pillsbury Returns To NZ To Film "Crooked Earth" [1] in the Arts & Culture wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0005/S00010.htm


How Healthy Is That Salty Breeze

- Local council's around New Zealand are battling to reduce air pollution said to be caused from burning fossil fuels. But new California research suggests a previously unknown intense chemical reaction between sunlight, air and sea salt is a major contributor to air pollution. John Howard reports. See... Air Pollution On The Sea Breeze [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00034.htm


SCOOP RELEASES

Tariff Legislation Introduced

- The Acting Minister of Commerce Trevor Mallard has introduced a Bill to repeal National’s zero duty policies. See... Repeal Of Zero Duty Policies [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00170.htm


Ruapehu Early Warning System

- The Minister of Conservation and Associate Maori Affairs Minister Hon Sandra Lee today announced a new early warning system is to be set up to reduce the risk to lives and property of future floods of water and volcanic debris from Ruapehu's Crater Lake. See... Managing hazards from future Ruapehu lahars [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00165.htm


NZ Moves On Climate Change Treaty

- Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced the government 's commitment to pass legislation to enable New Zealand to ratify the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change by mid-2002. See... NZ aims to ratify Kyoto Protocol by mid-2002 [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00164.htm


The Radio Spectrum Auction & Maori

- Acting Communications Minister Trevor Mallard today accused National Leader Jenny Shipley of rank hypocrisy over her opposition to the Government's spectrum plans. See... Shipley a hypocrite [1] . The Government is seriously considering giving a pan-Maori trust the exclusive right to purchase one of the four blocks of third generation (3G) spectrum to be auctioned in the forthcoming 2GHz auction. See... 2Ghz Auction [2] . Also see... Radio spectrum deal dangerous precedent [3] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00143.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00122.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00130.htm


Cannabis Coroner Controversy

- Christian Heritage Party Health Spokesperson Gael Donoghue says she takes issue with Helen Clark’s remarks made in response to Auckland Coroner Frankovich’s ‘warning politicians to think again before decriminalising cannabis’. Ms Clark said the coroner’s ... See... Another Gaff From The Prime Minister [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00149.htm


GE Imports Checked

- Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said she was pleased with an undertaking from the Environmental Risk Management Authority last week to test organisms suspected of being illegal genetically engineered imports. See... Greens pleased ERMA undertake GE testing [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00142.htm


Employment Law Change

- The Employers & Manufacturers Association (Northern) has calculated its 4500 members will pay over $26 million every year to comply with the new employment relations law. See... Costs against employers tallied from new law [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00042.htm


Brierley’s Sealord Stake Stays Here

- Finance Minister Michael Cullen has announced that he and Fisheries Minister Pete Hodgson have declined all overseas applications to purchase Brierleys Investments Ltd 50 per cent stake in Sealords. See... Foreign bids for BIL's Sealords stake declined [1] . The Government has committed an absolute breach of good faith in changing the rules to exclude overseas investors from bidding for Brierley Investments share of Sealord says National. See... Govt pulls rug from overseas investors [2] both in the Parliament wire. See also... Peters: Hold On To Our Fisheries [3] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00141.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00151.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00167.htm


Freedom To Be Afraid

- Party Leader Graham Capill has criticised the AIDS Foundation’s intention to conduct an anti-homophobia campaign as “an attack on freedom of speech”. See... Homophobia Campaign Contrary To Free Speech [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00045.htm

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