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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Guest Opinion: Call To The Arthur Street Barricade
Feedback: Time For The US To Leave Saudi Arabia
Scoop Satire: Poetic Invasion Terrorises Kelburn Couple
Scoop Images: Lighting Up Dark Places
Gene Tampering Application Disrespectful To Royal Commission
ARC Chief Warren’s Sudden Death
World: Boungainvillean Autonomy Edges Closer
Mangere Public Pool Death
Japanese Vote Buying Warning Issued
Correctives: Australian Minister of Anti-Immigration Antics’ Appal
Katya Rivas

AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE
US Military To Receive 911 Budget ‘03 Windfall
Afghan Government Seeks Kiwi Ties
THE RECEIVED VERSION - OFFICIAL UN, US & UK COMMENTS

OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)
Opposition Split On Canterbury Nurses Strike
PM’s Remarks Bring Business Outrage
Student Loan Crisis No Time For Talk
Green Policy Chinwag This Weekend
Private Super Tax Incentives On The Table
$1 Million Maori Made Logo Unveiled
Meningitis Battle Receives Serious Funding
Wilson Claims Progress With Treaty Settlements
Rail Layoffs Raise Fears
Jim Heading To Waitangi Too

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Guest Opinion: Call To The Arthur Street Barricade

- So there was this road with heaps of traffic on it that infested its way around the city. Then someone had this idea that they could make a wad if they made it bigger. Big deal, right? I decided to not be bothered by all the quarrelling, considering .…. and then…. See... Guest Opinion: Big Deal…Right…? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00029.htm


Feedback: Time For The US To Leave Saudi Arabia

- An article in the Washington Post today stated that Saudi Arabia is becoming increasingly uncomfortable with the US's long 12 year presence in the Eastern Province. We laud Prince Abdullah for his role in speaking for the public and kudos to him! See... Scoop Feedback: US In Saudi Arabia & Kiwibank [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00028.htm


Scoop Satire: Poetic Invasion Terrorises Kelburn Couple

- Wellington: A married couple were said to be in a stable condition after a horrific attack in their Kelburn home last night when a lone poet surprised the two as they were having dinner and then proceeded to recite a selection of his poems at them. See... Scoop Satire: Traumatised By Home Poetry Invasion [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00027.htm


Scoop Images: Lighting Up Dark Places

The following images show a New Year bonfire built, ignited and enjoyed by the Scoop Editor and family on December 31st 2001. See... Scoop Images: Burn Baby Burn [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00026.htm


Gene Tampering Application Disrespectful To Royal Commission

- The application by AgResearch to ERMA to genetically engineer sheep, deer, and human genes into cattle makes a mockery of the whole Royal Commission process, Groundswell spokesperson Tremane Barr said today. See... Agresearch & Monsanto’s GE Corn [1] and Push For More Cows With Human Genes Ignores RCGM [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0201/S00032.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0201/S00031.htm


ARC Chief Warren’s Sudden Death

- Prime Minister Helen Clark today paid tribute to Auckland Regional Council chair Phil Warren, who died this morning, saying his passing was a significant loss to the Auckland region. See… Phil Warren [1] . MORE TRIBUTES: - Local Govt. NZ - LGNZ Pays Tribute to ‘One of the Best’ [2] - Sandra Lee - Lee Adds To Tributes For Phil Warren [3] - Auckland City - ARC Chairman dies suddenly [4] - Winston Peters - Auckland Advocate Will Be Sorely Missed: Peters [5] - Murray McCully - Auckland Loses A Fearless Advocate [6] - Auckland Leader Mourned [7] - Marian Hobbs - Environment Minister's Tribute To Phil Warren [8] - Richard Prebble - Prebble Pays Tribute To Phil Warren [9] - John Banks - Phil Warren Made A Big Difference - John Banks [10]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00126.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0201/S00010.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00125.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0201/S00008.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00148.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00134.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00133.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00132.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00131.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0201/S00009.htm


World: Boungainvillean Autonomy Edges Closer

PORT MORESBY (Pasifik Nius): Bougainville is closer to having an autonomous government with Parliament’s unanimous support in two separate votes yesterday, the Post-Courier reports. See... Unanimous Support From House For Bougainville [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0201/S00063.htm


Mangere Public Pool Death

- A four year old boy from the Mangere community drowned at the Southern Campus pool yesterday afternoon. The circumstances behind the tragedy are not clear yet but the Council is assisting the Police with all their enquiries. See... Tragedy at community pool [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0201/S00011.htm


Japanese Vote Buying Warning Issued

- Greenpeace activists in 14 countries around the world are today issuing an Urgent Whale Warning. Greenpeace oceans campaigner, Sarah Duthie says a return to full-scale commercial whaling is imminent if Japanese government “vote buying” is allowed… See... Global whale warning -vote buying is as lethal as [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0201/S00057.htm


Correctives: Australian Minister of Anti-Immigration Antics’ Appal

- “The Corrective Party is appalled at the antics of Phillip Buttock, the Australian anti-immigration minister!!!” See... Phillip Buttock And His Immigration Policies [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0201/S00029.htm


Katya Rivas

- Look at Me, hanging on the Cross. Do you think that I have not deserved from man a greater love than the love which they have who deem themselves to be My subjects? See... Katya Rivas: Why Do You Want to Limit My Love? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00025.htm

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AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE

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US Military To Receive 911 Budget ‘03 Windfall

- George W. Bush - “My '03 budget calls for more than $48 billion in new defense spending. This will be the largest increase in defense spending in the last 20 years, and it includes another pay raise for the men and women who wear the uniform.” (Applause.) See... President Bush: "First Priority is the Military" [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0201/S00062.htm


Afghan Government Seeks Kiwi Ties

- The Afghan interim government has indicated to Associate Foreign Affairs Minister Matt Robson that it would like closer relations with New Zealand. See... Afghan Government Wants Closer Links With NZ [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00124.htm


THE RECEIVED VERSION - OFFICIAL UN, US & UK COMMENTS

- ASD PA Clarke Interview With CBS Early Show [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0201/S00059.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Opposition Split On Canterbury Nurses Strike

- United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne, says it would be foolish for the Minister of Health to become more involved in the Canterbury nurses' dispute. See... King Should Stay Out Of Canterbury Health Dispute [1] . Roger Sowry thinks otherwise… King Must Intervene To Stop Strike [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00139.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00137.htm


PM’s Remarks Bring Business Outrage

- National's Commerce spokesman Tony Ryall has reinforced calls today made by a number of the country's top business leaders questioning Helen Clark's flippant remarks over the resignation of Fonterra director Mike Smith. See... Clark's Loose Lips At It Again [1] and Clark's Comments Out Of Line [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00155.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00130.htm


Student Loan Crisis No Time For Talk

- Tertiary Education spokesperson Nandor Tanczos said today the Greens would work with the Govt to resolve the student loan crisis, but warned that they wanted to see a real commitment to resolving the problem. See... Enough talk on loans, time for action - Nandor [1] MORE: - NZ Government - Discussion document to canvass student support [2] and Govt. Response To Student Loans/Allowances Inquiry [3] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00154.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00122.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00123.htm


Green Policy Chinwag This Weekend

- The Green Party is making an early start to election year with a national policy conference this weekend in the Green seat of Coromandel. See... Greens kick off election year with conference [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00153.htm


Private Super Tax Incentives On The Table

- “The government is continuing to explore realistic incentives for employment based superannuation schemes, including – in our capacity as an employer – a scheme for public sector employees,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. See... Govt Still Exploring Private Super Incentives [1] - Greens - Greens push incentives for employer-funded super [2] - National - Government's super policy in tatters [3] - Rod Donald Speech - Gambling on the casino economy won’t secure super [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00140.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00152.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00150.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00146.htm


$1 Million Maori Made Logo Unveiled

- New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters, is wonder exactly where $1million went to in the design of the Maori-made logo, and what right Creative New Zealand think they have to attempt to register living organisms and an entire culture. See... $1 Million For Six Bendy Lines. Is That It? [1] . See also…Maori Made Mark: Much more than a logo – Creative NZ [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00147.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0201/S00016.htm


Meningitis Battle Receives Serious Funding

Health Minister Annette King today announced a $100 million-plus initiative to combat New Zealand’s ongoing epidemic of meningococcal disease. See... Vaccine To Combat Killer Meningococcal Epidemic [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00144.htm


Wilson Claims Progress With Treaty Settlements

The signing of a Deed of Settlement with Ngati Tama of Taranaki worth $14.5 million in December 2001 brought to three the number of comprehensive Treaty settlements concluded by the government in the past year. See... More Progress In Treaty Settlement Negotiations [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00142.htm


Rail Layoffs Raise Fears

- Redundancies of one-third of Tranz Rail's staff at their Lower Hutt workshop raises serious concerns about the safety of the rail network, Green Party Transport spokesperson Sue Kedgley said today. See... Rail Lay-Offs Raise Serious Safety Concerns [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00141.htm


Jim Heading To Waitangi Too

- Alliance leader and Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton will go to Waitangi this year with the Prime Minister. See... Anderton Heading To Waitangi [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00127.htm

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