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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House – Today’s Q&A
NZ Wins WTO Appeal On Lamb
Goff And Robson Concerned At Bush Moves On Nukes
Rapist Policeman Still On Payroll
Scoop Images: Jim’s Bank Opens Early
Big News: Hell Is Where God Isn’t
Letter From Elsewhere: Fertility Gods Score Double Bullseye
Telecommunications Bill Introduced
Tonight’s TV2 International Laugh Festival Line-up
MAY DAY PROTESTS – FULL COVERAGE
MAY DAY: Libertarians March For Capitalism
Spooks In Print And Law
Scoop IT: Internet Banking Rethink
Correctives Concerned Over New Designer Drug “Stupidity”
Katya Rivas: Responsibility For Grace Distribution


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Scoop Is In The House – Today’s Q&A

- Today's questions of the day concerned: Community Services Card – New Prisons – Health Funding - Youth Justice Facility Location – Education Review Office – Social Services Agency Merger – Centennial Highway Accidents – Police Rapist – Good Faith Code – Security Threats To NZ – Telecomms Regulatory Changes. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 2 May [1] . For yesterday's questions and paraphrased answers see... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –1 May [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00018.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00008.htm


NZ Wins WTO Appeal On Lamb

- The United States should move quickly to remove restrictions on New Zealand and Australian lamb imports that the World Trade Organisation has ruled are illegal, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... World Trade Organisation Rejects US Lamb Appeal [1] and the full text of the WTO decision… WTO Apellate Report On US/NZ Lamb Tariff Dispute [2] REACTION: - Greens - Farmers need to be wary of WTO [3] - Federated Farmers – Federated Farmers Welcomes WTO Lamb Decision [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00034.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0105/S00002.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00040.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00011.htm


Goff And Robson Concerned At Bush Moves On Nukes

- New Zealand regrets United States President Bush's announcement of a firm intention to proceed with missile defence plans, Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff and Disarmament Minister Matt Robson said. See... NZ Concern Over US Missile Defence Plans [1] . See also... President Bush Speech To Defense University [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00035.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0105/S00003.htm


Rapist Policeman Still On Payroll

- The Police Commissioner has confirmed that police officer and convicted rapist Colin McLean will continue to be paid $1000 a week until his almost certain appeal is over, National's Police spokesman Tony Ryall said today. See... Rapist still on police payroll [1] . See also... Minister Pleased With Progress On PERF Issue [2] and Police Minister Urged to Change PERF Rules [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00024.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00001.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00457.htm


Scoop Images: Jim’s Bank Opens Early

- Scoop has received the following picture from a recent traveller to the city of angels... See... Scoop Images: Jim's Bank Opens Early In LA [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00003.htm


Big News: Hell Is Where God Isn’t

- It’s official – hell is not a place, it’s just a state of being, So is purgatory. At least that’s according to two people in the Catholic Church. See... Big News: There’s No Such Place As Hell [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00016.htm


Letter From Elsewhere: Fertility Gods Score Double Bullseye

- Those funky fertility gods are at it again. This week they scored a double bullseye. First they called for spare stored embryos to go to unrelated people who needed them to have a baby. See... Letter From Elsewhere: Get Your Embryos Here [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00015.htm


Telecommunications Bill Introduced

- Communications Minister Paul Swain has introduced legislation designed to deliver on the government's decisions last year to reform the telecommunications regulatory regime in New Zealand. See... Telecommunications Bill Introduced [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00050.htm


Tonight’s TV2 International Laugh Festival Line-up

- Guy Capper Plasticene Gets Stranger Communicating with claymation characters on a projected screen! - an all new interactive comedy show. See... TV2 International Laugh! Festival Laugh! Line [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0105/S00002.htm


MAY DAY PROTESTS – FULL COVERAGE

- Scoop had a digicam team on the streets yesterday at the Cuba St Carnival Against Carnival. See ...SCOOP MAYDAY 2001 SPECIAL [1] for full coverage of May Day 2001. LIVE DIGICAM REPORTS: - Scoop Images: Mike Moore Burns [2] - Scoop Images: Star Mart Closed, Libz Counter-Protest [3] - Scoop Images: The Battle For Manners Mall (KFC) [4] - Scoop Images: All Clothes Are Corrupt [5] - Scoop Images: Carnival Against Capitalism Begins [6]


[1] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=mayday2001
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00014.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00012.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00009.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00007.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00006.htm


MAY DAY: Libertarians March For Capitalism

- The “MayDay misanthropists” marched around the country yesterday, while Libertarianz activists taunted their tantrums with pro-capitalist signs and slogans, and gave out $100 (imitation) bills backed with praise for free minds, free markets and free trade. See... Libz March For MayDay Capitalism [1] . See also Anti-Capitalists response... Libertarianz May Day Presence Pathetic - Like Them [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00016.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00022.htm


Spooks In Print And Law

- Prime Minister Helen Clark today launched a detailed publication on how the country’s security and intelligence agencies are managed. See... New publication on NZ's secret agencies [1] Meanwhile Prime Minister Helen Clark has announced that the status of the Government Communications Security Bureau will be formalised in legislation to be introduced to Parliament today. See... GCSB Bill introduced today [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00020.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00021.htm


Scoop IT: Internet Banking Rethink

- Many international financial institutions are reviewing their approach to internet banking as a result of the dot.com crash and the poor performance of stand-alone internet banks in 2000 according to KPMG. See... Banks Reviewing Stand-Alone Internet Banking [1] and KPMG Banking Survey Points To Slower Growth [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00013.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00012.htm


Correctives Concerned Over New Designer Drug “Stupidity”

- “The New Zealand public should be aware that there is an even more insidious designer drug that is now doing the rounds in fundament communities -BAC 182 or ;Stupidity.” said Sister Raptophilia SM today. See... Stupidity Endemic in Fundament Communities!!! [1] . See also... Punish Crimes, Not Vices, Say Libz [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00017.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00008.htm


Katya Rivas: Responsibility For Grace Distribution

- From Heaven I send My riches to all creatures, and each one receives them in the necessary proportion to the manifestation of the beauty and goodness of My Father, of the Divine Spirit, and Mine, because in this manner We want to manifest the Glory from which We have life in common. The creature receives so much, as much as I want to give, and is satisfied in the continuous enjoyment of the gifts reserved for him. See... Katya Rivas: Whoever Loves Me, Has My Strength [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00017.htm

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