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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Q&A
Scoop Recognised For Excellence In IT
Loop Magazine Folds, But Leaves Legacy Of Positivity
Guy’s World: Caught In A Maelstrom Of Email
Big News: GE Babies Revive Ethical Dilemma
OneRing.net At The Centre Of The Schmooze Fest
Guest Comment: Watching And Waiting In The Solomons
GCSB Bill First Reading: Green Opposition No Secret
ACT & National Commend Pipfruit Industry Deregulation
Nappy Valley School Closures “Heart Rending” for Mallard
TV2 Laugh Festival: Tonight’s Laugh Co-ordinates
Future Of NZ Defence Decided, Nats Pledge To Reverse Air Strike Decision
DEFENCE SHAKEUP FULL COVERAGE:

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Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Q&A

- Today's questions of the day concerned: National’s Tertiary Education Policy – Budget Blow Out – Business Incubators - Budget Blow Out – Child Abuse Reporting By GPs – Air Combat Training For Army – Maori Health - Sir Geoffrey Palmer Judge? – New Plymouth Dioxin Contamination – PM and Social Service Agencies Merger – Police Numbers - Biodiversity Funding. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 9 May [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00059.htm


Scoop Recognised For Excellence In IT

- Information Technology Finalists for the 2001 Computerworld Excellence Awards announced today include - in the catch all major award of the moment “ Overall Excellence in the Use of IT category” - Scoop. See… 2001 Computerworld Excellence Awards Finalists [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0105/S00028.htm


Loop Magazine Folds, But Leaves Legacy Of Positivity

- The folding of Wellington magazine Loop this week is a 'travesty' says the chief executive of Saatchi and Saatchi Worldwide. See... Scoop Feature: Out Of The Loop [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00057.htm


Guy’s World: Caught In A Maelstrom Of Email

- A Like a cornered racoon, my new pen pal, libertarian Michael Gordge, accused me of being Sludge, took me for a dirty communist, set me straight on a thing or two about libertarianism, and asked me to come out and fight like a man. See... Guy’s World: The Real Slim Sludgy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00058.htm


Big News: GE Babies Revive Ethical Dilemma

- Scientists have confirmed that 15 babies – the oldest is now four - have been born through germline therapy, altering genes which will eventually be passed to offspring. Dave Crampton considers the ethics and asks, “Do clones have souls?” See... Big News: Cloneliness Is Next To Godliness, Right? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00056.htm


OneRing.net At The Centre Of The Schmooze Fest

- Scoop is pleased to report that our content partner http://theonering.net has been invited by NewLine Cinema to Peter Jackson’s publicity fest for his Lord of The Rings trilogy in Cannes, France. See... TheOneRing.net Takes Scoop To Cannes [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00054.htm


Guest Comment: Watching And Waiting In The Solomons

- Our present situation is one of an anxious wait and see whether the nation will actually survive or not. Civil Society's recent statement "How bad do things have to get in the Solomons" summed up well the feelings of many. John Roughan writes from Honiara. See... Solomon Islands - Era of Profound Uncertainty [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0105/S00014.htm


GCSB Bill First Reading: Green Opposition No Secret

- “It is no secret which way the Green Party will be voting on this Bill. There is no need for the GCSB to hack into our computers or intercept our faxes, emails or phone calls to discover our position on this piece of legislation,” said Green Party Co-leader Rod Donald. See... GCSB Bill - Rod Donald First Reading Speech Notes [1] . Also speaking on the bill in Parliament yesterday, Prime Minister Helen Clark said: “For the record, I reiterate again today that the GCSB does not set out to intercept the communications of New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.” See… Government Communications Security Bureau Bill – Helen Clark [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00184.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00180.htm


ACT & National Commend Pipfruit Industry Deregulation

- The Minister of Agriculture is to be commended for taking the overdue step of deregulating the pipfruit industry, ACT Agriculture Spokesman Owen Jennings said today. See... Apple Deregulation a Victory for Common Sense [1] and Govt u-turn on deregulation welcomed - Luxton [2] . See also... Changes To Apple And Pear Export Regime [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00185.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00183.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00167.htm


Nappy Valley School Closures “Heart Rending” for Mallard

- Education Minister Trevor Mallard tonight released his blueprint for future education in Wainuiomata – the valley in which he lives and attended primary school. See... Minister’s Blueprint for Education in Wainuiomata [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00181.htm


TV2 Laugh Festival: Tonight’s Laugh Co-ordinates

- It’s in the Bag! Just like the gameshow! only not. R18 -contains filth and audience participation. See... TV2 Daily Laugh Festival Line - Wed 9 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0105/S00031.htm


Future Of NZ Defence Decided, Nats Pledge To Reverse Air Strike Decision

- The government yesterday 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]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00160.htm


DEFENCE SHAKEUP FULL COVERAGE:

- Defence Report Questions And Answers [1] - Significant Increases To Defence Funding [2] - PM's Statement On Rebuilding The NZ Defence Force [3] - Government Defence Statement [4] REACTION: - Nats - National committed to restoring air strike [5] - ACT - New Zealand Thumbs its Nose at Friends [6] - ACT Wants Return to ANZUS [7] - Lack Of Consultation On Defence Deplorable [8] - Christian Heritage - God Defend NZ – The Government Sees No Need [9] - NZ First - Defence Force Sell Off - A Sell Out [10] - Greens - Skyhawks Scrapping Step Towards More Independence [11] - A Major Step Towards Nationhood- Keith Locke [12] - United Future - Arrogant Government Knows Best On Defence Policy [13]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00164.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00163.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00162.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00161.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00176.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00179.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00178.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00158.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00045.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00170.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00166.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00173.htm
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00165.htm


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