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Police Steal Cash Crop, Cripple Industry
TVNZ News Staff Public Comments “Regrettable”
Terralink Sold To NZ Consortium
Yelash Defamation Costs Belong To Helen
Mates Rates Deal For Tama Iti’s Driveway
A&E Nurses At Risk From Violence At Work
IHC Effects Change To Compulsory Care Bill
TV2 International LAUGH! Festival: Tonight’s Laugh Co-ordinates
Get Your Beethoven, Brahms & Bach Online
Sludge Report: We Need Maori Seats & Maori Rates
Supercomputer Weather: Where Is That Rain Headed, And Why?

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Police Steal Cash Crop, Cripple Industry

- "Deliberate police action to choke the supply of a popular consumer item has only served to make it more scarce and drive prices up," said Libertarianz spokesman Richard McGrath, noting a recent incident where Lower Hutt police stole hydroponic plants and a fishing boat from some horticulturalists in a series of co-ordinated home invasions. See... Police Accused Of Economic Sabotage [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00058.htm


TVNZ News Staff Public Comments “Regrettable”

- This afternoon TVNZ News and Current Affairs staff met to discuss their concerns about the comments attributed to the Chairman, Dr Ross Armstrong, in the Independent this week. See... Media Release from TVNZ On Armstrong Comments [1] MORE: - Govt- Minister Reassures TVNZ Staff [2] - ACT - Hobbs Must Reassure TVNZ News Staff [3] - Greens - TVNZ Charter Should Support Independent News [4] - Nats - Heavy-Handed Political Interference In TVNZ [5] - NZ First - Way To Go Ross [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00057.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00267.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00249.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00219.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00200.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00230.htm


Terralink Sold To NZ Consortium

- Terralink's receiver, Gary Traveller, announced today that the receivers have accepted an unconditional offer from a New Zealand-based consortium to buy the assets of Terralink. Decision Made On Terralink Sale [1] and Terralink Stays In New Zealand Ownership [2] REACTION: - Nats - Workers Last In Line Over Teralink Sale [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00089.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00090.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00262.htm


Yelash Defamation Costs Belong To Helen

- Helen Clark should personally pay the $55,000 agreed to in an out-of-court settlement with John Yelash, and all other costs associated with the defamation case, ACT leader Richard Prebble says. See... Clark Should Pay Defamation Costs Herself [1] Results Show Where Hospital Accidents Can Be Avoided - A major pilot study of adverse events suffered by hospital patients shows areas where improvements to the health sector can be made. The New Zealand Medical Association welcomes the study, by Professor Peter Davis and his colleagues, published in today's New Zealand Medical Journal. See... Important Lessons From Major Study [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00252.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0105/S00034.htm


Mates Rates Deal For Tama Iti’s Driveway

- “Using $330,000 of Conservation funds to rebuild the road to nowhere is a mates-rates deal for Tama Iti and an abuse of powers by the Minister of Conservation,” National's Conservation Spokesperson Nick Smith said today. See... Mates rates for road to nowhere [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00251.htm


A&E Nurses At Risk From Violence At Work

-Violence against nurses working in emergency departments around the country is on the increase, according to the New Zealand Nurses Organisation. See... Nurses Face Increasing Violence [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0105/S00031.htm


IHC Effects Change To Compulsory Care Bill

- IHC is pleased to see its concerns over legislation, which could have led to people being detained without having committed a crime, have been listened to. See... Changes To Compulsory Care [1] and Rights Of Intellectually Disabled People Protected - HRC [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0105/S00030.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0105/S00035.htm


TV2 International LAUGH! Festival: Tonight’s Laugh Co-ordinates

- Raybon Doggy Dogg: Formerly known as Raybon Kan, he’s now da bomb comical gangsta, keepin it real for the peeps in the street. See... Laugh Festival Line Fri11 - Sun 13 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0105/S00042.htm


Get Your Beethoven, Brahms & Bach Online

- Finally a NZ web-site dedicated to classical music on CD opens in New Zealand. See... NZ Web-Site Dedicated To Classical Music [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0105/S00043.htm


Scoop Was In The House - Yesterday's Q&A

– Yesterday's questions of the day concerned: Budget Blow Out – Sealord Fishing Boats – Ross Armstrong And TVNZ News – Unemployment – Air Force Redundancies – Thermal Power Stations – Army Air Combat Training – Indonesia – DHB Budgets – NZ Music – Violent Crime – Modern Apprenticeships - Cannabis Inquiry. SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 10 May [1] . For yesterday's questions of the day see... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 9 May [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00067.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00059.htm


Sludge Report: We Need Maori Seats & Maori Rates

- Sludge has long been a critic of the Treaty Settlement programme. Not because it is “separatist” or “racist” as critics from the right currently damning moves in the Bay of Plenty to establish Maori council seats would assert, but because it is fundamentally mean spirited, and because ultimately it will fail. See... Sludge #62: Tino-Rangitiratanga = Maori Rates [1] MORE ON MAORI COUNCIL SEATS: - Libertarianz - More Racist Seats - More Pain For NZers [2] - Local Govt Commentator David Thornton - Binding Public Referendum Needed On Maori Seats [3] - ACT - Govt Moves To Separatism With BoP Decision [4] - NZ First - Electoral Apartheid Disastrous Step Backwards [5] - Nats - Nats Oppose BoP Maori Council Seats Bill [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00065.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00061.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00066.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00222.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00220.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00203.htm


Supercomputer Weather: Where Is That Rain Headed, And Why?

- Depending on which Supercomputer weather model you look at, rain presently headed south over the country, may bring a few more precious millimetres of rain to the South Island’s parched East Coast. Or it might not. See... Supercomputer Weather: Much Rain, But Where & Why? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00063.htm


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Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

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