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Scoop Is In The House
Phillida Bunkle Will Not Be Reinstated
GE & Conventional Crops Can’t Co-exist Side By Side
Stock Market Mayhem Continues – Currency Turmoil Begins
Defence Fossils Speak Out Of Time
Scoop Feature: Morality, The Sex Industry & the Law
David Miller: Escalation Replaces Reconciliation In Mid East
Scoop World: US Spyplane Crew Stuck In China
Scoop Images: Entomologists Get Boost For Sawfly Battle
Children’s Commissioner Says Youth Mental Health Needs Improving

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Phillida Bunkle - Left Out In The Cold

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Scoop Is In The House

– Today's questions of the day concerned: Defence Policy Criticism – Modern Apprenticeships – Waterfront Wars – Consumer Protection On The Net– NCEA Grading – Fishing Boat Servicing – Budget 2001 And Spending “Backfilling” – Single Sex Schools – Evan MacKenzie Vietnam Vet – Medical Complaints Procedures – TVNZ Charter – Violence In Families. See…SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day - 3 April [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00016.htm


Phillida Bunkle Will Not Be Reinstated

- MP Phillida Bunkle will not be reappointed to a position in the Executive of the Government, Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton said today. See... Decision on Phillida Bunkle [1] REACTION: - Richard Prebble - Why Isn’t Hobbs Down The Road Too? [2] - Jenny Shipley - Finally, A Glimmer Of Commonsense! [3] SCOOP AT PM'S PRESSER: Registrar Cop-Out Leaves Bunkle Decision To PM [4] EARLIER: - Phillida Bunkle - Registrar Clears Phillida Bunkle [5] - Prime Minister - Bunkle report [6] - Jim Anderton - Report of Registrar of Electors [7] - ACT - Bunkle’s Lucky Break [8] - National - Bunkle report bizarre and inconclusive [9]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00028.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00037.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00036.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00009.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00585.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00586.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00584.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00589.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00582.htm


GE & Conventional Crops Can’t Co-exist Side By Side

- Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today said a US court decision on the contamination of crops from neighbouring genetically engineered plants had massive implications for farmers in New Zealand as well as the genetic diversity of crops all around the world. See... US Court Decision Damns Genetic Diversity Of Crops [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00035.htm


Stock Market Mayhem Continues – Currency Turmoil Begins

- While stock market woes have not been making headlines this morning in New Zealand - perhaps because they have become all too typical - the red ink has been flowing freely again in New York overnight at the beginning of the trading week. Meanwhile the Kiwi Dollar has fallen back beneath the 40 US Cents level. See... Red Ink Across The Board – Stock Turmoil Goes On [1] . See also Deutsche Bank analysis Key Global Developments And Financial Markets [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00015.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0104/S00005.htm


Defence Fossils Speak Out Of Time

- Prime Minister Helen Clark today described the statements of retired defence personnel which speculate on forthcoming government defence decisions as 'out of place and out of time'. See... Partisan Attack By Retired Defence Chiefs [1] REACTION: - Max Bradford - Isolationist PM Attacks Defence Chiefs [2] - Matt Robson - Parliament Now Leads Defence Debate [3] - Peter Dunne - Russell Crowe Gets Current Defence Policy Right [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00025.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00034.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00033.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00032.htm


Scoop Feature: Morality, The Sex Industry & the Law

- A bill decriminalising prostitution is advancing in New Zealand's Parliament with issues of morality and public safety to the forefront. Supporters say the legislation contributes to the greater good by empowering sex workers and reducing health threats. See... Scoop Feature: Decriminalising Prostitution In NZ [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00011.htm


David Miller: Escalation Replaces Reconciliation In Mid East

- As the violence between Israel and the Palestinians enters its seventh month, never has the prospect of peace looked so far away. Instead, ‘escalation’ has become the term that is being heard more and more and the situation has not been helped by the actions and rhetoric from all parties concerned with the conflict. See... David Miller: Obstacles To Middle East Peace [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00010.htm


Scoop World: US Spyplane Crew Stuck In China

- China should immediately release the crew of the U.S. aircraft that made an emergency landing on Hainan Island March 31 and return all U.S. equipment, Henry J. Hyde, chairman of the House International Relations Committee, said in an April 2 press release. See... International Relations Chairman Urges Release [1] MORE: - US State Department - Senate Chairman Calls for Return of U.S. Crew [2] - Chinese Fighter Aircraft Intercept American Plane [3] - Bush Calls on China to Grant Access to U.S. Plane [4] - US Navy Admiral Describes Aircraft Incident [5] - Govt. of China - Chinese Fighter Bumped by U.S. Military Scout [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0104/S00011.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0104/S00012.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0104/S00010.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0104/S00009.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0104/S00007.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0104/S00008.htm


Scoop Images: Entomologists Get Boost For Sawfly Battle

- The fight against a pest threatening the country's multi- million dollar willow resource has been significantly boosted by a major funding increase. See... Funding soars as sawfly spreads [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0104/S00004.htm


Children’s Commissioner Says Youth Mental Health Needs Improving

- Improved access to assessment and emergency services for child mental health sufferers was urged by the Commissioner for Children Roger McClay today. See... Moves on Child Mental Health Urged [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0104/S00003.htm

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