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Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Q&A
Sludge Report: Learn The Political Power Of Magnanimity
Spouse House Stoush: Mallard Simmers Down
David Miller: Balkans Shows Folly Of Ignoring Defence Post Cold War
Guy’s World: Pacific Cheepnis & Wu Journalism Mind Tricks
Further Smears On NZ Meat Outrages Sutton
NZ Finally Gets Out of The Gulf
Questioning The Questioners
LAUGH! Festival: The Funny Men Cometh
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Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Q&A

- Today's questions of the day concerned: Foot and Mouth – ACC Double Payments - Beehive Timber – Health Research Decisions (Peter Davis) – NCEA Compromise - Saltmarsh Mosquitoes – Pharmac Inquiry Costs – Police Cars - Air Force Resignations - Home Detention. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 20 March [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00139.htm


Sludge Report: Learn The Political Power Of Magnanimity

- Listening to today’s morning political radio interviews, on the day after Helen Clark offered her truce on house spousal mudslinging, Sludge has been astonished to see how little politicians appear to understand the political value of magnanimity. See... Sludge Report #55 – Magnanimity Vs Sanctimony [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00134.htm


Spouse House Stoush: Mallard Simmers Down

- "Peter Davis is a good friend of mind. Last week he was attacked. I was incensed. I made some comments which were inappropriate. I made comments about Mary English which were incorrect. I know that her heart is in the right place. I apologise." See... SCP HOUSE: Spouse House Stoush - Mallard Apology [1] . EARLIER: PM Calls For Truce In Spouse House Wars [2] Full Coverage: - Wyatt Creech - PM's bid for moral high-ground lacks credibility [3] - English & Bradford - MPs Spouses Seek Legal Advice [4] - Bill English - Clark's truce call rings hollow [5] - Wyatt Creech - Transparency needed over $750,000 research grant [6] - Winston Peters - Clark Response Highlights Labour Hypocrisy [7] - Health Research Council - Health Research Assessment Process Eliminates Bias [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00138.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00129.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00305.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00318.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00309.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00293.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00306.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00071.htm


David Miller: Balkans Shows Folly Of Ignoring Defence Post Cold War

- Last week, this column urged the government to reconsider its plans to scrap the combat role of the navy and air force and as a reason for adopting this stance argued that becoming a force dedicated to peacekeeping only could become more costly and dangerous in the long run. See... David Miller: The Widening War in the Balkans [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00131.htm


Guy’s World: Pacific Cheepnis & Wu Journalism Mind Tricks

- If Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a sumptuous Chinese Peking Duck banquet, Tongan Ninja , a yet to be released budget Kung Fu/Pasifika kitsch satire filmed in Wellington, is the choose-any-3-for-$5 combination pack from a Newtown Chinese takeaway. See... Guy’s World: Enter The Tongan [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00130.htm


Further Smears On NZ Meat Outrages Sutton

- New Zealand was fed-up with its disease-free status being maligned by other countries, Acting Biosecurity Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Government outrage at foot and mouth claims [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00311.htm


NZ Finally Gets Out of The Gulf

- The Government withdrawing New Zealand's contribution to the American-led coalition in Kuwait further distances this country from our defence partners, National's Defence and Foreign Affairs spokesperson Max Bradford said today. See... Government pulls NZ from defence coalition [1] . See also… Greens support Clark on withdrawal from Kuwait [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00308.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00302.htm


Questioning The Questioners

- The Rt Hon Winston Peters MP, Leader of New Zealand First, today said that he would be conducting a survey of TVNZ journalists and commentators today at 1:00 pm on Parliament’s steps regarding their salaries, perks and clothing allowances. See... Peters To Hold Survey Of TVNZ Journalist Salaries [1] and Re: TVNZ's 6pm News: Allowances And Perks [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00321.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00322.htm


LAUGH! Festival: The Funny Men Cometh

- It’s back! The TV2 International LAUGH! Festival returns to Downstage, with a great line up of both international and national acts from May 3 - 19. See... Side-Splitting Humour At Wgtn’s Heart Of LAUGH!S [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0103/S00052.htm


LOOP Movie & Music News

- The latest in sound and vision from LOOP. See... The LOOP Music Emailer [1] and LOOP Screen emailer 16-03-01 [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0103/S00051.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0103/S00045.htm

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