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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Q&A
District Court Judges Cleared In Porn Probe
INVESTIGATION: Sept 11th - Unanswered Questions
The Real Deal: On Your Map
Tuesday's Encounters At The Fringe
“5 Minute Call” – The Real Juicy Drama
Muriel Newman: State Interference Into Families
Guest Opinion: Everyday Discriminations
Penguin Liberation Issues Under Spotlight In Southland
Katya Rivas’ Passion

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Secondary Teachers’ Pay Negotiations To Resume
Student Debt Hits New Negative Milestone
Tanczos Attacks Police Dismissal Of “Landmark” Ruling
No Confidence & Less Confidence
Silly & Sillier
National Lays Down Gauntlet In Wigram
New FRST Board Members
Legislation To Enact Gaming Review Conclusions
Uncovering Forgotten War Treasures
Boat People Must Wait Turn – Anae

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Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Q&A

- Today's questions of the day concerned: PM’s Swedish Business Meetings – Regional Development – Afghanistan SAS Deployment – Kiwibank – Palmerston North Gang Problems - Centres Of Research Excellence - Heart Surgery Funding – Regional Courts Closures - Party Hopping Bill And The Alliance – Immunisation Register – Heart Surgery Funding - Northland And East Coast Housing Funding. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –19 February [1] . See... Free My Scoop Signup Page [2] , to register to receive today’s answers in your e-mail inbox as they are posted.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00080.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/cgi-bin/newsagent/new_user.cgi?form=home


District Court Judges Cleared In Porn Probe

- The Attorney General, Margaret Wilson, today announced that no further action would be taken in relation to internet access by five District Court Judges. See... District Court Judges Cleared [1] MORE: - Scoop - Judicial Net Porn Viewing Investigation Widens [2] - ACT - Attorney General on a Witch Hunt? [3] - FARE - Judges have done worse and got away with it [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00263.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00077.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00254.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0202/S00071.htm


INVESTIGATION: Sept 11th - Unanswered Questions

- The following detailed analysis of the events of September 11th was submitted to Scoop by its author with a request that it be republished. While this analysis follows closely in the footsteps of analysis from The Emperor’s New Clothes (tenc.net) it is considerably more complete and thorough in its scope. Like the TENC.NET analysis of 911 [1] previously published by Scoop (see also...part 2 [2] and part 3 [3] ) and that of Michael Rowbotham [4] , its implications are deeply disturbing. See... INVESTIGATION: Sept 11th - Unanswered Questions [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00122.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00123.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00050.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00021.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00079.htm


The Real Deal: On Your Map

- It helps to look at the drug markets by looking at a map of the United States. What are the four states with the largest market share in illegal narcotics trafficking? Draw a map if you want and shade them in on your map. See... The Real Deal: On Your Map [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00076.htm


Tuesday's Encounters At The Fringe

- Listings for today's fringe activity. See... Fringe Listings For Tuesday 19th February [1] SEE ALSO... OUTDOORS AT THE FRINGE [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0202/S00042.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0202/S00037.htm


“5 Minute Call” – The Real Juicy Drama

- We all know that there are often more dramas behind the scenes leading up to a theatrical event than appear on stage once the house lights go down. See "5 minute call" Technology from the Fringe


Muriel Newman: State Interference Into Families

- Under the Labour-Alliance Government, the state has continued on its relentless journey into the heart of New Zealand families. This time the unsuspecting victims are families of cohabiting couples who are not married. See... Muriel Newman: New Law Undermines The Family [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0202/S00072.htm


Guest Opinion: Everyday Discriminations

- When New Zealand government officials such as Mr Prebble comment in public about preferring white Zimbabwe farmers to black Somalians as refugee migrants, what are we to think? See... Deaf Face Same Discrimination As Migrants [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00078.htm


Penguin Liberation Issues Under Spotlight In Southland

- “The Corrective Party is standing Tripitaka Adelie- Penguin as the candidate for Southland-Clutha,” announced Sister Malodora, Matrix Dominatrix of the Correctives today. See... Radical Penguin Advocate Selected In Southland [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0202/S00073.htm


Katya Rivas’ Passion

- Scoop has restarted a daily serialisation of Bolivian mystic Katya Rivas’ The Passion. In her book Jesus Christ relates in his own words his experiences during the first Holy Week. The serial will continue through to the end of Lent 2002. See... Katya Rivas: The Passion [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00075.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Secondary Teachers’ Pay Negotiations To Resume

- The PPTA and the Ministry of Education will resume negotiations next week following the rejection of a proposed settlement by PPTA members. See... Negotiations To Resume [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0202/S00020.htm


Student Debt Hits New Negative Milestone

- Total student debt has reached $5 billion this February according to government figures released today by the New Zealand University Students’ Association (NZUSA). See... Student Loan Debt Hits $5 Billion [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0202/S00019.htm


Tanczos Attacks Police Dismissal Of “Landmark” Ruling

- Green MP Nandor Tanczos today criticised Police Association President Greg O'Connor for saying police would not change the way they behave following a district court judgement last week critical of police abuse of their search and seizure powers. See... Greg O'Connor Needs To Sort Out His Story - Nandor [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00266.htm


No Confidence & Less Confidence

- New Zealand First will abstain from the confidence motion moved by Bill English in reply to the Prime Minister’s statement last week. See... New Zealand First To Abstain On Confidence Motion [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00262.htm


Silly & Sillier

- The Alliance is beginning to resemble a Monty Python sketch, most notably the classic ‘Silly Party’ party sketch, following the Alliance’s own governing council refusal to endorse Cabinet minister Matt Robson. See... Robson To Stand For Very Silly Party? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00258.htm


National Lays Down Gauntlet In Wigram

- Wigram's National List MP and candidate, Alec Neill, last night opened National's Wigram Electorate Office. The many guests and supporters present were delighted that National now has an operational office servicing the Wigram electorate. See... National MP Opens Wigram Electorate Office [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00261.htm


New FRST Board Members

- Minister of Research, Science and Technology Pete Hodgson has appointed three new board members for the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology and reappointed three for a second term. See... New Board Members At FRST [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00268.htm


Legislation To Enact Gaming Review Conclusions

- Internal Affairs Minister George Hawkins has today introduced legislation that will give effect to the decisions made in the government’s Gaming Review. See... Gaming Legislation Introduced [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00267.htm


Uncovering Forgotten War Treasures

- Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Helen Clark, today launched a campaign to preserve diaries, letters, photographs and other material from New Zealanders’ war experiences. See... Campaign To Preserve Wartime Memories [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00257.htm


Boat People Must Wait Turn – Anae

- Boat people should not be given priority over other refugees, says National's Pacific Island spokesperson Arthur Anae. See... Help those in need - not queue-jumpers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00256.htm

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