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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House - Today's Q&A
Look Who Trained The 911 Terrorists
Images: No Motorway Movement On The Street
The Real Deal: Trading In Drugs, Trading With Drugs
Business Press Missed Signs Of Enron Collapse
Streets Of London: British Airways’ Long Haul
Up For Sale Council Flats Occupied
Gang Culture Starts On The Marae
Audit NZ Finds Spending On Tuku’s Doco Appropriate
Midweek At The Fringe
Katya Rivas’ Passion

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Reduce Student Loan Interest To Rate Of Inflation - NZUSA
Cullen Sets Budget Date
Everybody Except Cullen Thinks We’re Borrowing To Save
Swain Tells Telcos To Sort It Out
Make DNA Sampling Of Criminals Compulsory – ACT
Kaitaia CYF Office In Control, Samuels Assures
Funding To Get Maori Into Tourism Business
Paying For Auckland Roads

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Bypass evictions protested

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House - Today's Q&A

– Today’s questions concerned: Health System Responsibility – TOW & Police Expenditure – Orthopaedic Outpatient Waiting Times – Economy – OECD Status – Motorway Evictions – Brian Rees Payout – Whanau Care – Injury Rate – Aquaculture Moratorium – See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 27 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. - Tuesday's Q&A [3] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00133.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/cgi-bin/newsagent/new_user.cgi?form=home
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00125.htm


Look Who Trained The 911 Terrorists

- New evidence linking the owner of the Venice Florida flight school which trained Mohamed Atta to the Central Intelligence Agency surfaced earlier this month. See... Venice Terrorist Flight School Linked To CIA [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00132.htm


Images: No Motorway Movement On The Street

- Anti-bypass protestors numbering about 200 campaigned for a better city this evening in a march from Civic Square through Cuba Street to Kensington Gardens, a postage stamp-size oasis directly in the path of the proposed motorway. See... Scoop Images: Protestors Mobilize Against Motorway [1] MORE: - “Bypass” Evictions Today – Response Tonight [2] - Community to Reclaim 'Bypass' Land [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00127.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0202/S00046.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0202/S00048.htm


The Real Deal: Trading In Drugs, Trading With Drugs

- One of challenges of doing the numbers on the narcotics business is that narcotics are not always a commodity -- sometimes narcotics are a currency used to pay for other things. See... The Real Deal: Drugs as Currency [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00129.htm


Business Press Missed Signs Of Enron Collapse

- Like US congressional leaders, the business press is finally waking up to Enron’s dirty-dealings, and it is now making a great show of going over the carcass. But in a sense this just prompts the question: What the hell was the business press doing before Enron went bankrupt? See... Enron And The Business Press [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00131.htm


Streets Of London: British Airways’ Long Haul

- If you haven’t already heard, British Airways is in trouble. Big trouble. On February 13, BA announced job losses of 5800. This follows hard on the heels of 7200 redundancies announced immediately after September 11th. See... Streets of London: Big Trouble At British Airways [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00130.htm


Up For Sale Council Flats Occupied

- A group of concerned Aucklanders have today occupied empty flats in 49 Beresford St, Freeman’s Bay. The group are protesting against the continued sale of council owned housing. See... Former Pensioner Flats In Freeman’s Bay Occupied [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0202/S00052.htm


Gang Culture Starts On The Marae

- Wife bashing, gangs and marae protocol are intrinsically linked, ACT Maori Affairs Spokesman Donna Awatere Huata, MP, argues in this article. See... Triad Of Evil Starts With Bullying On The Marae [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00401.htm


Audit NZ Finds Spending On Tuku’s Doco Appropriate

- Audit New Zealand’s financial review of Te Mängai Päho funding of the documentary Hawaiki has found that the way the money is being spent on the project is reasonable and appropriate. See... Audit NZ Gives Reassurance Over Hawaiki Project [1] MORE: - Richard Prebble - Report Just A Smokescreen [2] - Parekura Horomia - Financial Review Of Hawaiiki [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0202/S00117.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00408.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00400.htm


Midweek At The Fringe

- Listings for today's fringe activity. See... Fringe NZ Listings For Wednesday February 27 [1] SEE ALSO... OUTDOORS AT THE FRINGE [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0202/S00067.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0202/S00037.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... See... Katya Rivas: Judas Delivers Jesus [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00128.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Reduce Student Loan Interest To Rate Of Inflation - NZUSA

- The New Zealand University Students’ Association (NZUSA) is calling on the Government to lower the interest rate on student loans in light of today’s announcement that the interest rate will be held at 7% for the third year in a row. See... Cheaper To Get A Home Than A Student Loan [1] MORE: - ATSA - Interest On Student Debt Amasses At $410,000 Daily [2] Government Holds Student Loan Interest Rate Again [3] - Jim Anderton - Alliance Pleased With Holding Student Loan Rates [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0202/S00034.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0202/S00035.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00402.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00420.htm


Cullen Sets Budget Date

- Dr Cullen told the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee the date when he appeared before it today to take questions on the 18 December Budget Policy Statement. See... Budget To Be Delivered On May 23 [1] MORE: - Business Roundtable - BPS Allows Focus On The Big Picture


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00412.htm


Everybody Except Cullen Thinks We’re Borrowing To Save

- "Michael Cullen unsuccessfully tried fudging the issue of growing Government debt and borrowings due to contributions needed for his Super Fund when appearing before today's Finance and Expenditure Select Committee," says National Finance spokesman David Carter. See... Cullen Fudges Over Super Fund [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00417.htm


Swain Tells Telcos To Sort It Out

- Communications Minister Paul Swain wants telecommunications companies to sort out interconnection issues that reportedly ended in a woman in Christchurch being unable to get through to the 111 service. See... Swain Wants 111 Spat Fixed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00416.htm


Make DNA Sampling Of Criminals Compulsory – ACT

- ACT New Zealand's Police Spokesman Ken Shirley urges the Government to move quickly to pass legislation necessary to permit the routine collection of DNA samples for profiling all convicted criminals. See... ACT Backs Routine DNA Sampling Of Criminals [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00414.htm


Kaitaia CYF Office In Control, Samuels Assures

- Te Tai Tokerau MP Dover Samuels and Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey met officials from Child, Youth and Family in Wellington yesterday to be briefed on the service’s Kaitaia office. See... Samuels Briefed On Kaitaia CYF Office [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00407.htm


Funding To Get Maori Into Tourism Business

- Associate Minister of Tourism Parekura Horomia says funding assistance to four regional Mäori tourism organisations is a major step towards increasing Mäori participation in New Zealand’s multi-billion dollar tourism industry. See... Mäori Regional Tourism Funding [1] MORE: - Jim Sutton - speech To Ngati Kahungunu Seminar [2] - Parekura Horomia - Ngati Kahungunu Ki Heretaunga Economic Summit [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00405.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00406.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00404.htm


Paying For Auckland Roads

- New Zealand First Transport Spokesperson, Peter Brown MP, is asking why the Government has decided to raise the fuel tax by 4c a litre only on petrol, in order to allegedly fix the roading system in Auckland. See... Why Does Regressive Tax-Hike Not Tax All Users? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00403.htm

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