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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Q&A
Middle Earth Comes To Life In Cannes – PJ’S PARTY REPORT
PM’s Presser: Nuclear Test Guinea Pigs Compensation Discussion Premature
Steven Wallace Police Shooting Inquest Delays Update
Otahuhu Power Station Makes Mockery Of Climate Change Rhetoric
Virgin Applies To Fly In Kiwi Skies
David Miller: $10 Badly Spent At The TAB
NIMBY: Transmitters, Sewerage Dumps & Landfills Where You Don’t Want Them
Expert Identifies Animal & Human Abuse Link
Tonight’s TV2 International Laugh Festival Co-ordinates
Scoop Business - TeamTalk Buys Mobile Radio Businesses From Telecom
The New, Improved NoiZyland Kiwi Music Site

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Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Q&A

- Today's questions of the day concerned: Otahuhu Power Station – PM’s Defamation Settlement – Fiji Elections – Fiscal Responsibility – Modern Apprenticeships – DHB Budgets – Nuclear Guinea Pigs – Parental Leave – Construction Contracts – Gaming Review – Airways – PM’s Defamation Settlement See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 15 May [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00088.htm


Middle Earth Comes To Life In Cannes – PJ’S PARTY REPORT

- I dreamt last night I was in Middle-earth. I visited Bilbo in Bag End and watched as hobbits celebrated his 111th birthday. I stood before the bar in the town of Bree. I saw riding Nazgul and Orcs in full armour. See... LOTR: Yesterday I dreamt I was in Middle-earth... [1] EARLIER CALISURI IN CANNES: - CANNES LOTR: Cali talks Cannes Party! [2] - CANNES LOTR The Footage! Friday at Cannes [3] . - CANNES LOTR: IVs with Lee, McKellen, Rhys-Davies [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00087.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00083.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00078.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00079.htm


PM’s Presser: Nuclear Test Guinea Pigs Compensation Discussion Premature

- It’s too early to talk about compensating New Zealand servicemen used as guinea pigs by the British military in 1950s nuclear experiments, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Mark Burton said yesterday afternoon at the Post Cabinet Press conference. See... Too Early To Talk Compensation - Burton [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00082.htm


Steven Wallace Police Shooting Inquest Delays Update

…this is an update on what has happened since we sent out ‘Steven Wallace: one year on’ (PMA, 30 April 2001). As you may recall, Roger Mori (New Plymouth Coroner) announced in March that the Coroner’s Inquest would begin on 21 May….from Peace Movement Aotearoa... Update: Steven Wallace Inquest [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00084.htm


Otahuhu Power Station Makes Mockery Of Climate Change Rhetoric

- Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons says the Government has failed the first test of its climate policy in action. See... Government on Climate Policy: All Words, No Action [1] and Call-In Request for Power Stations Denied - EDS [2] . See also… Decision Against Calling In Resource Consents [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00308.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00076.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00301.htm


Virgin Applies To Fly In Kiwi Skies

- An application from Virgin Blue to operate on both the Trans-Tasman and domestic New Zealand routes has been received by the Minister of Transport Mark Gosche. See... Virgin Blue application received [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00298.htm


David Miller: $10 Badly Spent At The TAB

- As this is the first year in Super 12 history that none of the five New Zealand franchises will be in the semi- finals, I have no doubt that all the so called rugby experts will be out in force giving their analysis and opinions as to what went wrong. See... David Miller: Always Next Year In The Super 12 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00085.htm


NIMBY: Transmitters, Sewerage Dumps & Landfills Where You Don’t Want Them

- Research under way in Canterbury is finding out what it is like for people to live next door to facilities that many see as upsetting their lifestyle – such as cell-phone transmitters, prisons, sewerage plants and landfills, or a solid waste transfer station. See... Nimby – From Hearsay To Hard Facts [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0105/S00046.htm


Expert Identifies Animal & Human Abuse Link

- A neighbour’s dog howling with pain could be more than just a sign of cruelty to the animal itself. It might also signify the presence of gross domestic violence and child abuse. See... Animal Alert For Family Violence [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0105/S00042.htm


Tonight’s TV2 International Laugh Festival Co-ordinates

- Rhys Darby and the Supernova: The world needs someone who can move like no other…The world needs a dancing idiot…He’s back! See... TV2 International Laugh Festival Line Tue 15 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0105/S00053.htm


Scoop Business - TeamTalk Buys Mobile Radio Businesses From Telecom

- Wellington-based telecommunications firm TeamTalk is delighted to announce to customers and staff the purchase of Fleetlink and other mobile radio businesses from Telecom. See... TeamTalk buys mobile radio businesses from Telecom [1] and Telecom Sells Mobile Radio Business To Teamtalk [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00116.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00111.htm


The New, Improved NoiZyland Kiwi Music Site

- NoiZyland.com -- the indie NZ music site -- has had a makeover. A database back-end and full e-commerce capabilities have been added to the site, augmenting the existing mail-order system that has been used in the past (and which has seen NZ music distributed to over two dozen different countries). See... NoiZyland - indie NZ Music site relaunches [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0105/S00052.htm

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