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Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Q&A
Upton On Line Diaspora Edition
Keith Rankin: The Public Are Right, Even When They’re Wrong
Lindsay Perigo On Te Papa Purchase
The Shaky Isles Are Shaken
Cancer Report In King’s Hands
Oz Research Confirms NZ The Loser In Immigration Deal
Scoop World: As Close To A US Apology As It Gets
Supercomputer Weather: Large US Rain Event
TVNZ & TelstraSaturn Digital Alliance Deal Sealed
TV Evangelism Not Advertorial, Says Livid Pastor
How Sharp Are You Today – Try This Test
Katya Rivas: God Talks About His Son’s Crucifixion

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Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Q&A

- Today's questions of the day concerned: Historic Places Trust Confidences – Community Social Services – Win Win Agreement’s With Oz – School Trustee Eligibility – Auckland Cancer Treatment – Phil Goff In D.C. – Gisborne Cancer Inquiry Report – Compliance Costs For Business – DHB Funding – Sustainable Farming Fund – ANZFA Changes – Waterfront Mediation – Electricity Industry Bill. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 5 April [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00036.htm


Upton On Line Diaspora Edition

- In this issue… Some reflections on New Zealand tourism (with all the benefit of distance), climate change (political rather than meteorological) and proportional representation with style – the French way. See... Upton Online: Tourism, Global Warming And PR [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00030.htm


Keith Rankin: The Public Are Right, Even When They’re Wrong

- A few months ago, the burghers and businesses of Onehunga were asked, by way of a postal referendum, whether the local water should be fluoridated. Onehunga has its own prized spring water. It is the only suburb of Auckland to not have its water fluoridated. See... Rankin: Sound Democracy or Foolish Politics? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00029.htm


Lindsay Perigo On Te Papa Purchase

- Yesterday we discussed something not worth discussing, except that you & I are paying for it - the "art work" comprising a couple of apples & a board for which the Te Papa museum has just paid $200,000. See... Lindsay Perigo: Portrait Of The Artist As A Con [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00035.htm


The Shaky Isles Are Shaken

- A swarm of small earthquakes hit Marlborough this morning with the biggest one, a magnitude 5.0 jolt, felt in Wellington and Lower Hutt. See... Quake Swarm Hits Marlborough [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0104/S00013.htm


Cancer Report In King’s Hands

- Health Minister Annette King received the report on the cervical screening inquiry at 8am today. See... Minister Receives Report On "Gisborne Inquiry" [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00091.htm


Oz Research Confirms NZ The Loser In Immigration Deal

- The latest report from Australia's Monash University is just another reinforcement that the New Zealand-Australia social security agreement was a 'win-win' for Australia and a 'lose-lose' for New Zealand, National's Immigration and Population spokesperson Marie Hasler said today. See... Australia wants our skills not our bills [1] . See also... Begging The Question: What future for Kiwis in Oz? [2] by Scoop columnist Jimmy Solen.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00080.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00197.htm


Scoop World: As Close To A US Apology As It Gets

- "We regret that the Chinese plane did not get down safely, and we regret the loss of the life of that Chinese pilot. But now we need to move on and we need to bring this to a resolution, and we're using every avenue available to us to talk to the Chinese side, to exchange explanations and move on." See... Powell Expresses Regret Over Loss Of Chinese Pilot [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0104/S00017.htm


Supercomputer Weather: Large US Rain Event

- According to the NOAA supercomputer New Zealand will not be the only part of the world celebrating Easter in the rain this year. The above picture from the shows a large rain event – extending from Canada to Florida - centered approximately over Washington D.C. on Easter Saturday, 14th April. See... Supercomputer Weather: Easter Rain Over Washington [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00028.htm


TVNZ & TelstraSaturn Digital Alliance Deal Sealed

- TVNZ and TelstraSaturn today announced the signing of the detailed agreements that form their digital television alliance, originally outlined in November 2000. See... TVNZ & TelstraSaturn Finalise Digital TV Alliance [1] REACTION: - Sky TV - Sky Confirms Its Offer To Carry Tv1 And Tv2 [2] - Marion Hobbs - TVNZ Telstra Saturn Alliance [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0104/S00028.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0104/S00011.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00076.htm


TV Evangelism Not Advertorial, Says Livid Pastor

- TVNZ’s intention to axe Destiny Television as part of the infomercial, evangalical ‘clean up’ on TV One and Two “Is arrogant and ill-advised” said Pastor Brian Tamaki of Destiny Television. See... Stop Singing God Defend NZ [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0104/S00015.htm

Katya Rivas: God Talks About His Son’s Crucifixion

- Katya Rivas’s description of The Passion moves on to God’s perspective of events. “I see My Son, trembling in the shadows of Gethsemane, coming down from Heaven and taking the shape and substance of My creature, who thought and still thinks he can rebel against his Creator.” See... Katya Rivas: God The Father [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00032.htm

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