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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Hard News Is Here!
Sludge Report: Revolutionary Reasoning
Sludge Report: Tiger’s Prison Of Cash
Cullen’s Credibility Leaks Away As Fiscal Cap Pops
Greens Guilty Of Muddled Thinking On GM Cows – Sutton
Lashlie Sacking Report Due Soon
Oz Govt Moves To Prevent GE Free Labelling
Youths In Suits Get Irie With Their Dreadlocked Brothers
Prebble’s Simple Business Tax Solution: Cut It
Scoop World: Powell & Perez Peace Pow Wow
WHATS ON: Tonight and Tomorrow’s TV2 International Laugh Festival Line-up


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Hard News Is Here!

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES .... a few weeks ago, the Prime Minister offered the following advice to the embattled Alliance MP Phillida Bunkle: "If you're in a hole, stop digging." It was sound advice - and perhaps the government ought to have revisited it itself this week. See... HARD NEWS 04/5/01 - Thrashing And Slashing [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00033.htm


Sludge Report: Revolutionary Reasoning

- Ideally this edition of Sludge ought to have been written before the recent May Day celebrations around the world. Then perhaps the events around the globe may have made a bit more sense to some of Sludge’s more skeptical readers. See... Sludge Report #61 – Revolution Edition [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00032.htm


Sludge Report: Tiger’s Prison Of Cash

- News that Tiger Woods' planned visit to play golf in New Zealand is to be financed - at a cost of perhaps around $4 million - by merchant wankers Michael Fay and David Richwhite makes Sludge want to vomit. See... Sludge Report #60 – Free Tiger Woods [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00031.htm


Cullen’s Credibility Leaks Away As Fiscal Cap Pops

- The Government has blown its own self-imposed $5.9 billion spending cap, and its management credibility, National's Finance spokesman Bill English said today. See... Cullen Blows The Budget [1] . See also... Modest Adjustment To Fiscal Cap In Budget [2] and Cullen's Speech To Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00085.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00072.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00073.htm


Greens Guilty Of Muddled Thinking On GM Cows – Sutton

- Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton said the attitude of the Green Party to the successful court challenge to the Environmental Risk Management Authority's approval of an application for genetic modification of cattle was deeply disappointing. See... Green call to slaughter GM cattle muddled thinking [1] MORE: - Greens - GE Calves Illegal After High Court Decision [2] - Correctives - Correctives: Irma Should Be Spanked!!! [3] - Nats - Gene Cow Decision Tragic For Science [4] - GE Free NZ - ERMA's flawed decision reveals inadequacies [5] - Life Sciences Network - The High Court’s Decision – No Knockout [6] - ACT - Round One To The Luddites [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00094.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00075.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00031.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00100.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0105/S00007.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0105/S00009.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00105.htm


Lashlie Sacking Report Due Soon

- Deputy Commissioner at the State Services Commission, Tony Hartevelt, said today the Minister of Education, Trevor Mallard, would receive a report as soon as possible on the Specialist Education Services (SES) handling of Celia Lashlie's contract. See... Report On SES Consulting Contract [1] . See also Scoop columnist Jimmy Solen's view... Begging The Question : Shooting the Message? [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00033.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00140.htm


Oz Govt Moves To Prevent GE Free Labelling

- The Australian government has moved to unilaterally bypass consumer preferences for clear labelling of genetically modified food in New Zealand by calling, along with South Africa, for severe curbs on GM-Free and non-GM labels at the current meeting of the World Trade Organisation's CODEX Committee on 1st-4th May. See... Moves to bypass NZ Royal Commission on GM [1] and Move To Block GM/GE Free Labelling [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00026.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0105/S00005.htm


Youths In Suits Get Irie With Their Dreadlocked Brothers

- ACTivists, the unofficial youth wing of the ACT party, are to sign the Coalition for Cannabis Law Reform Accord, opposing the prohibition of cannabis, this Saturday. See... ACTivists To Support Cannabis Law Reform [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00030.htm


Prebble’s Simple Business Tax Solution: Cut It

- The best way the government can simplify tax for small businesses is to cut their tax rate, ACT leader Richard Prebble says. See... Cut Tax For Business, Prebble Says [1] - Govt: Tax Simplification Proposals For Small Business [2] - Tax Simplification Work Welcomed By Business NZ [3] For more tax talk with Richard Prebble see... Tax Freedom Day - Richard Prebble Speech [4] and ACT Declares May 3 Tax Freedom Day [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00095.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00070.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00027.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00069.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00032.htm


Scoop World: Powell & Perez Pow Wow

- We need violence to start going down. We need to start going down the escalator of violence. You can't have the kinds of negotiations that will be needed between the parties under the current conditions of violence. See... Colin Powell and Israeli Foreign Minister Peres [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0105/S00006.htm


WHATS ON: Tonight and Tomorrow’s TV2 International Laugh Festival Line-up

- Gutsfull! 13 items in the 12-or-less aisle, boy bands who are 12 with a combined IQ of 13, and 13-year-olds who wear their pants 12 feet below their waist. They’ve had it! See... TV2 International Laugh! Line Fri 4 May [1] Popo The Fairy, a South Pacific fantasy, fresh stand-up routines from the Komic Kids and special guests. See... TV2 International Laugh Festival Line 5 May [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0105/S00013.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0105/S00015.htm

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