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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In the House: Today’s Q&A
Future Of NZ Defence Decided
Fitzsimons Is Wrong, Says MS New Zealand
Wallace Shooter Identification Prompts Law Review
David Miller: Living With Saggy Student Finances
Future Lefts Epistle
Tonight’s TV2 International Laugh Festival Line-up
Five Photographers Exhibit: Fresh Faces & Old Hands
Govt Courts Punishment For Cannabis Law Inaction
Supercomputer Weather: Rain For NZ’s East Cape & US East Coast
Scoop World: Pope’s Peace Prayer At Golan Heights

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Scoop Is In the House: Today’s Q&A

- Today's questions of the day concerned: Budget Blow Out – Special Benefits – GE Cow Research – NCEA –Budget Blow Out – Cell Phones In Prisons – Community Services Card – Employment In Fishing – Violent Crime Statistics - Rural Policy – West Coast DHB Equity Injection – Adult Literacy. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 8 May [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00049.htm


Future Of NZ Defence Decided

- The government today announced a comprehensive plan to build a modern, efficient and high quality defence force to meet New Zealand's strategic needs and enable New Zealand to contribute usefully to international operations in which it engages. See... A Modern Defence Force For New Zealand's Needs [1] MORE: - Defence Report Questions And Answers [2] - Significant Increases To Defence Funding [3] - PM's Statement On Rebuilding The NZ Defence Force [4] - Government Defence Statement [5] REACTION: - Greens - Skyhawks Scrapping Step Towards More Independence [6] - United Future - Arrogant Government Knows Best On Defence Policy [7] - ACT - Lack Of Consultation On Defence Deplorable [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00160.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00164.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00163.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00162.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00161.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00166.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00165.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00158.htm


Fitzsimons Is Wrong, Says MS New Zealand

- Dr Tom Miller, Research Director of MS New Zealand today refuted Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimon’s claim that the real purpose of genetically modified cattle research has nothing to do with MS. See... MS New Zealand Refutes Greens [1] - ACT - Greens Must Back Up ERMA Rhetoric With Facts [2] - Greens - Agresearch's MS Claims Embarrassing Nonsense [3] - NZ Life Sciences - Resignation Sends Warning Signal [4] For full coverage of the GE Cow Debate see SCOOP JUST POLITICS [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0105/S00025.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00152.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00128.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0105/S00024.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=justpolitics


Wallace Shooter Identification Prompts Law Review

- The Government is considering making it illegal to identify police officers involved in shootings, following the publication of the name and photograph of the officer who killed Waitara man Steven Wallace on the web site www.advantageadvocacy.co.nz over the weekend. See... Goff Looks At Law Change After Shooter Identified [1] FULL COVERAGE: - Scoop Links - Steven Wallace Shooter Net Naming [2] - Phil Goff - Goff Looks At Issue Of Police Name Suppression [3] - Wayne Mapp - Bill To Protect Police In Parliament Tomorrow [4] - Steven Franks - ACT Would Defend Rights to Free Speech [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00045.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00040.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00141.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00134.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00135.htm


David Miller: Living With Saggy Student Finances

- For almost the past decade I have seen my fellow students live with increasing fees, less opportunity to acquire financial assistance and funding cuts to the universities. However, while this is a source for disappointment and frustration, I have reached the conclusion that if you wish to study in New Zealand at a tertiary institution then these are the facts of life. See... David Miller: The Realities of Life as a Student [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00046.htm


Future Lefts Epistle

- I've entitled this edition "Red Pride" because of a couple of events that I have taken part in recently. The first was the Anzac day dawn service. As always it was moving, and at 5.15AM in the morning, it takes a good deal to "move" me. See... Future Lefts - Red Pride [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00041.htm


Tonight’s TV2 International Laugh Festival Line-up

- Insomnia: A twisted story of sleep deprivation that makes impotence a much smaller bedroom issue. See... TV2 International Laugh Festival Line, Tue 8 May [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0105/S00025.htm


Five Photographers Exhibit: Fresh Faces & Old Hands

- Whether it is a trip through the paddocks of Somes Island, or up the Wanganui River to Jerusalem, journeys through our physical and cultural landscape are uniting themes in a show of five Wellington photographers opening this week. See... Old Gates New Journeys - Five Photographers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0105/S00023.htm


Govt Courts Punishment For Cannabis Law Inaction

- The Mild Green faction of the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party is losing patience with unaccounted delays in NZ’s promised cannabis law review. They say the Labour-led government is courting punishment in the polls for chickening out on the marijuana issue. See... MPs “Chicken” Over Cannabis Law Review [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00040.htm


Supercomputer Weather: Rain For NZ’s East Cape & US East Coast

- According to the NOAA supercomputer Washington DC and New York are in for another wet weekend. See... Supercomputer Weather: Watching The Rain [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00048.htm


Scoop World: Pope’s Peace Prayer At Golan Heights

- “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God” (Mt 5:9). From this place, so disfigured by war, I wish to raise my heart and voice in prayer for peace in the Holy Land and in the world. See... Pope's Pilgrimage: Golan Heights Prayer For Peace [1] EARLIER: - Pope's Pilgimage: John Paul II In Greece [2] - Pope's Pilgimage: John Paul II In Damascus, Syria [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0105/S00015.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0105/S00010.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0105/S00011.htm


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