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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
ZZZZzzzzt: As Always Your Criticism Is Welcome At Scoop
Howard’s End: Heart Removals Breach Basic Rights
Informed Consent Essential, Says Medical Assn
Freeman’s Bay For-Sale Council Flats Occupied
Streets Of London: Why Milosevic’s Trial Is Invalid
The Real Deal: In Defense of American Drug Lords
POV: Ferverts Unite
Behind the Veil: Prince Abdullah's Vision Of Peace
Dominion Not Punished For Breaking Embargo
Look Who Trained The 911 Terrorists
Fringe Happenings For Thursday
Katya Rivas’ Passion

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
New International Aid Agency
NZ First Endorses Grey Power Electricity Stand
Insolvency Law Decisions Announced
“Triad Of Evil” Disputed
Teacher Shortage Worse This Year - PPTA
“New” Ministry Of Education
Unionists To Mark Workplace Deaths At Parliament
Review On Tariffs
He’s Goon

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Scoop Is In The House

– oday’s questions concerned: Babies’ Hearts - Auckland DHB Deficit – Business Confidence – Palmerston North Home Care – Unemployment – Prison Payouts – Waste Management – Kin Care For Kids – Money For Jam - Police Recruitment. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 28 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] - Wednesday's Q&A [4] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00142.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
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00133.htm


ZZZZzzzzt: As Always Your Criticism Is Welcome At Scoop

- It is only by raising questions in public that officials are brought to account. That is the media's role. And unfortunately most would be censors tend to also be the same people who have the power, the money and something to hide. See... Scoop Feedback & Response On Conspiracy Theories [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00141.htm


Howard’s End: Heart Removals Breach Basic Rights

- “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” So says Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. And New Zealand has breached it - again. Maree Howard writes. See... Howard's End: Baby Hearts Scandal [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00140.htm


Informed Consent Essential, Says Medical Assn

- Patients' hearts kept at Auckland's Greenlane Hospital have advanced medical research and enabled the hospital to help many babies who are born each year with heart defects, the New Zealand Medical Association says. See... Importance Of Informed Consent Recognised [1] MORE: - Greens - Inquiry Needed Into Baby Heart Scandal - Greens [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0202/S00125.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00431.htm


Freeman’s Bay For-Sale Council Flats Occupied

- The continuing occupation of empty pensioner units in Beresford Street, Freemans Bay, is an action that was supported by the recent public meeting on the sale of Council housing, attended by over 40 people, mainly pensioner and residential Council tenants, last Sunday in Freemans Bay. See... Support For Occupation Of Empty Council Flats [1] and Former Pensioner Flats In Freeman’s Bay Occupied [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0202/S00057.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0202/S00052.htm


Streets Of London: Why Milosevic’s Trial Is Invalid

- Tony Benn is a household name in the UK. Professor Benn has made his name as a principled yet personable socialist Labour MP with broad cross-party appeal. Scoop’s London correspondent Malcolm Aitken spoke with him several days ago about the legality of Slobodan Milosevic’s trial at The Hague and Nato’s actions during the 1999 bombing of Serbia. See... Streets Of London: Tony Benn On Milosevic's Trial [1] See also... Protest Nobel Peace Prize Nominations [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00139.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0202/S00129.htm


The Real Deal: In Defense of American Drug Lords

- It's 1947. You want to make sure that America wins in the great game of globalization. The winner will be the country that accumulates the largest pool of capital to finance its corporations and investment in new technology. See... The Real Deal: In Defense of American Drug Lords [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00136.htm


POV: Ferverts Unite

- In the seven years since the founding of the first online plushophile website, organizers say their community has mushroomed from a few people discussing their obsessions with soft toys to include thousands of adherents worldwide. See... POV: Plushie Love [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00137.htm


Behind the Veil: Prince Abdullah's Vision Of Peace

- As more time passes and Israel encroaches on more and more Palestinian autonomous territory, the Palestinian "stateless" people suffer more and more, and become more frantic and desperate. See... Behind the Veil: Prince Abdullah's Vision Of Peace [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00138.htm


Dominion Not Punished For Breaking Embargo

- A ruling by the majority of the New Zealand Press Council not to uphold a complaint against the Dominion for breaching an embargo raised important issues about media responsibility, Disability Issues Minister Ruth Dyson said today. See... Press Council Ruling Raises Ethical Questions [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00435.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


Fringe Happenings For Thursday

- Listings for today's fringe activity. See... Fringe NZ Listings For Thursday February 28 [1] SEE ALSO... OUTDOORS AT THE FRINGE [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0202/S00071.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... Katya Rivas: Jesus Is Taken before Caiaphas [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00135.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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New International Aid Agency

- “I am delighted to announce that the new aid agency will be called NZAID (New Zealand Agency for International Development). I also welcome the announcement today of the appointment of NZAID’s new Executive Director, Peter Adams,” says the Minister responsible for International Development Matt Robson. See... New Aid Agency Gets New Boss And New Name [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00451.htm


NZ First Endorses Grey Power Electricity Stand

- New Zealand First is supporting the drive by Grey Power in their nationwide motion of no-confidence in the present government’s power-price policy and in Energy Minister Pete Hodgson. See... NZ First Will Support Greypower Power Price Call [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00450.htm


Insolvency Law Decisions Announced

- Associate Minister of Commerce, Laila Harré, today announced the latest round of decisions made as part of the Government’s review of Insolvency Law. See... Latest decisions on Insolvency Law Review [1] and Speech to Butterworth’s Insolvency Law Conference [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00447.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00438.htm


“Triad Of Evil” Disputed

- Te Roopu Tautoko, the Maori advisory committee of the Aotearoa Tertiary Students’ Association (ATSA), is outraged at Donna Awatere Huata’s claims that a triad of evil exists between the rituals of the marae, family abuse and the predominance of gangs. See... Te Roopu Tautoko Angered By “Triad Of Evil” Claims [1] and Triad Of Evil Starts With Bullying On The Marae [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0202/S00040.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00401.htm


Teacher Shortage Worse This Year - PPTA

- New Zealand secondary schools were 67, or one third, more teachers short at the start of this school year than they were last year according to the Government’s latest teacher survey, the PPTA said today. See... Secondary Teacher Survey Worrying [1] MORE: - Govt - Secondary teacher vacancy survey results [2] - Results [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0202/S00039.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00443.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00444.htm


“New” Ministry Of Education

- Today the doors opened to a new Ministry of Education that includes Group Special Education. See... New Ministry of Education [1] and Launch of new Ministry of Education - Hobbs Speech [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00445.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00439.htm


Unionists To Mark Workplace Deaths At Parliament

- Union members are gathering at Parliament this Friday lunchtime (March 1) in what Minister of Labour Hon Margaret Wilson describes as a sober reminder of the tragedy that lies behind the headlines of workplace deaths. See... Sober Reminder Of Workplace Deaths [1] and Tough Laws Needed On Toxic Substances - CTU


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00436.htm


Review On Tariffs

- Commerce Minister Paul Swain has announced a review of tariff policy to determine the shape of New Zealand’s post-2005 tariff regime. See... Swain Announces Post-2005 Tariff Review [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00434.htm


He’s Goon

- Green co-leader Rod Donald today acknowledged the huge contribution of comedian and Green Party life member Spike Milligan. See... Goon But Not Forgotten [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00433.htm

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