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More Sludge
Those WINZ Reports
Emotional Rescue
Scoop Opinion: Perigo & Politics
Scoop Is In The House
Greens To Vote Against Urgency Tomorrow
Urgency Through The Night - 5am Sitting For Cig Tax Hike
Craig Heatley Makes $20 Million On eVentures Float
Scoop World: Violence Flares In Solomon Islands
Scoop Arts: Dwarf Sex Scene Censored From Film - Actors Sought

Taiwan Recognition Applauded
The Beggs Family Tragedy
ERB Provisions Contested
Further Mozambique Aid
Transparent Health Boards
Electricity Prices And The Weekend
Industry Training Gets A Booster
Kind Words Over Aborted Sealords Sale
Racing Industry Resignation
Shared Parenting Bill Petition
Farmers & The ERB

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Dear Scoop Reader... Scoop now has a new fearless columnist compiling a reporters diary and saying all those things that all other reporters would like to say but can't. And you, our readers, are invited to contribute. Check out C.D. Sludge's Sludge Report. Click here...http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00042.htm
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TODAY'S PICTURE:
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A Smoker's Shock As He's Told Cigarette Prices Will Rise By $1

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More Sludge

- C.D. Sludge's second edition is out. In - Sludge Report #2 – What Have You Done Damien? [1] - Sludge talks Damien O'Connor, Cigarettes and a nonarchist fights back on Bill Gate's behalf from California. See also... Sludge Report #1 -Is The Love Bug The Real Thing [2] , Sludge can also be read in the the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00048.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00042.htm


Those WINZ Reports

- A draft ministerial report into the Department of Work and Income strongly criticising the Department has been replaced by a much weaker final document after consultation with WINZ boss Christine Rankin. See... Rankin Weakens Critical WINZ Report [1] in the Headlines wire. The Government’s manipulative leak of the Work and Income New Zealand report is an attempt to cover up Steve Maharey’s Ministerial impotence, said ACT MP Muriel Newman. See... Leak a Cover Up of Ministerial Impotence [2] in the Parliament wire. Meanwhile State Services Minister Trevor Mallard says the government plans to release the final report today. See... Government to release full WINZ report [3] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00047.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00207.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00199.htm


Emotional Rescue

- Kevin Robert’s latest speech is about advertising and the Internet. A subject close to Scoop’s heart. KR is in San Francisco and says he is very happy. See... Kevin Roberts Speech : The “e” is Emotion [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00049.htm


Scoop Opinion: Perigo & Politics

– “Good afternoon, KAYA ORAAAA & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Wednesday May 10, proudly sponsored by Neanderton Nicotine Ltd, the show that says bugger the politicians &; bureaucrats.” Lindsay Perigo’s weekly Radio Pacific round up of politics. See... Politically Incorrect Show - Waitara Shooting [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00050.htm

Scoop Is In The House

- Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: ERB And Contractors – Digital TV – Thames Hospital – More Airways Corp Allegations – PM’s Comments On Waitara – WINZ Report – Ken Livingstone – Carbon Tax – Cigarettes – Closing The Gaps – Infrastructure Auckland – Police Funding – Trevor Mallard On WINZ Leaking Allegations. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day 10 May [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00051.htm


Greens To Vote Against Urgency Tomorrow

- The Green Party says it objects to Government plans to push through a bill under urgency on Thursday to freeze tariffs on imports at current levels. See... Greens Oppose Urgency For Tariff Bill [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00208.htm


Urgency Through The Night - 5am Sitting For Cig Tax Hike

– Early this morning the Government passed a tax bill increasing the price of a packet of cigarettes by more than $1 overnight. The house finally rose at close to 5am. The Green Party supported the tax hike – which Green MP Sue Bradford described as “dangerously close to a tax on the poor” and "which looks like it is designed to pay for the West Coast settlement" – on the basis of an assurance provided that there will be money in the budget for cessation programmes for low income NZers.
REACTION see:
- RICHARD PREBBLE - Government Could Not Organise Smoko Break [1] .
- RODNEY HIDE - $1 Tax hike breaks election pledge [2] .
- SCOOP NEWSFLASH - Newsflash: Get Your Cigs Quick! [3]
- GREENS - Green Support For Cig Tax Hike Conditional [4] .
- GREENS - Greens support new tobacco taxes - with conditions [5] - UNITED NZ - Labour Tears Up The Pledge Card [6]
- ANNOUNCEMENT - Increase In Excise On Tobacco Products [7] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00203.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00202.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00044.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00045.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00198.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00197.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00196.htm


Craig Heatley Makes $20 Million On eVentures Float

- the float of eVentures on the Stock Exchange makes Sky TV multi-millionaire Craig Heatley $20m richer on paper yesterday. See...eVentures good beginning on the NZSE [1] in the Business wire. See also.. Scoop Images: Show Me The Money [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0005/S00049.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/39/42/200004271744.e10e70b9.html


Scoop World: Violence Flares In Solomon Islands

- In Solomon Islands one person has died after an outbreak of fighting between the two militant groups. See... 1 Dead After More Fighting Near Solomons' Capital [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0005/S00049.htm


Scoop Arts: Dwarf Sex Scene Censored From Film - Actors Sought

- The feature THE SINFUL DWARF (due to play at the Seventh Annual INCREDIBLY STRANGE FILM FESTIVAL has upset the Classification Office and they are demanding the film be cut or banned from these shores. See... !Stop Picking On The Little Guy! [1] in the Culture wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0005/S00012.htm

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Taiwan Recognition Applauded

- United New Zealand leader, Hon Peter Dunne, has hailed Parliament’s historic vote this afternoon in favour of the Republic of China on Taiwan. See... Dunne Hails Parliament’s Historic Vote For Taiwan [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00219.htm


The Beggs Family Tragedy

- Health Minister Annette King said today she was frustrated that the families of Lachlan Jones and Malcolm Beggs are denied access to the full report of the review of care and treatment provided to Lachlan Jones by Waitemata Health's mental health services. See... Lachlan Jones and Malcolm Beggs tragedy [1] . “The Beggs family had paid a terrible price for nine years of neglect of the New Zealand mental health services”, Titirangi MP David Cunliffe said today. See... Beggs Tragedy Condemns Neglected Mental Health [2] both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00216.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00218.htm


ERB Provisions Contested

- “It's time the Labour Minister came out of her ivory tower and accepted her interpretation of the status of dependent contractors is totally at odds with that of lawyers, employers and self employed contractors at the coal face” says National. See... Come Out Of Your Ivory Tower Minister [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00217.htm


Further Mozambique Aid

- New Zealand has pledged a further $200,000 towards reconstruction in Mozambique following the serious flooding which struck Southern Africa earlier this year, Associate Foreign Minister Matt Robson announced today. See... More Aid for Mozambique [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00215.htm


Transparent Health Boards

- Health Minister Annette King today said the performance of District Health Boards will be made public every year. See... District Health Boards' Performance Made Public [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00214.htm


Electricity Prices And The Weekend

- Any dramatic increases in electricity prices over this coming weekend will have more to do with the abuse of market power by generators not reliant on gas rather than the interruption to gas supplies caused by the pipeline shutdown. So says a group of major electricity users. See... Consumers not impressed with talk of high prices [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00212.htm


Industry Training Gets A Booster

- The Government is to provide a one-off cash boost to the Industry Training Fund administered by Skill New Zealand to meet a strong increase in demand for industry training places, Associate Education Minister Steve Maharey announced today. See... Maharey - extra funds for industry training [1] in the wire. For Mr Maharey’s speech on the matter see... Celebrating excellence in Industry Training [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00211.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00210.htm


Kind Words Over Aborted Sealords Sale

- The Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA), which rarely has a kind word for the Government, nonetheless believes in giving credit where credit is due. See... Govt Congratulated For Stopping Sealord Sale [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00061.htm


Racing Industry Resignation

- Racing Minister Annette King has reluctantly accepted the resignation of the Racing Industry Board Chairman Garry Chittick. See... Racing Industry Board Chairman resigns [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00205.htm


Shared Parenting Bill Petition

- Petition Organiser Bruce Cheriton will be presenting the Shared Parenting petition to ACT MP Muriel Newman on the steps of Parliament tomorrow. See... Shared Parenting Petition Presented Tomorrow [1] in the Parliament wire. Also see... Shared Parenting Bill tests govt's credibility [2] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00201.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00057.htm


Farmers & The ERB

- Sharemilkers and dairy farmers around the country can breath a sigh of relief in the wake of the Government's back-down on the Employment Relations Bill, Opposition Agriculture spokesperson Gavan Herlihy said today. See... Govt. back down on ERB good news for sharemilkers [1] . Also see... ERB - A 9 Minute Wonder For Submissioners [2] . And... Wilson admits mistakes - changes to ERB on the way [3] both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00200.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00192.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00190.htm

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