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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Hard News Is Here
Huw Jarvis: History Never Repeats, Or Does It?
The Real Deal: The Pogo Problem
4.7% A Litre Extra At The Pump
Howard’s End: Smart Solutions Ignored For Dumb Tax
Keith Rankin: Global Warming & Weather History
Feedback: Conspiracy Theories & Graceful Hosting
Secondary Teachers Striking
Privileges Committee Referral Another Blow To Kiwibank
Katya Rivas’ Passion

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Kedgley Calls For Inquiry On Body Parts
Franks Sees Sinister Intent In Terrorism Bill
Smith In Bid To Salvage WTO’s Public Image
Wild Cat Strike In Bad Faith
Rodney Hide Surveys Clarkistan
Hospital Deficit Symptom Of Health System In Decline
These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees

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Hard News Is Here

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... was it rude of us to beat the long-suffering English cricket team while the Queen was here? Just asking. For as surely as a one-day batsman premeditates sweeping a spinner, there seemed to be an uncontrollable urge amongst the press and politicians to divine insults to the Queen at the hands of her Prime Minister. See... HARD NEWS 01/03/02 - The Trouser Press [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00005.htm


Huw Jarvis: History Never Repeats, Or Does It?

- Is the Deputy Prime Minister the same “socialist” who used to argue in the 1980s for the necessity of party activists and MPs to stand up and be counted if their party was selling its soul? See... Huw Jarvis: Déjà Vu for the Left [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00006.htm


The Real Deal: The Pogo Problem

- The Sam and Dave dilemma of "to deal or not to deal" is made worse by the power of popular opinion. See... The Real Deal: We Have Met the Enemy and It is Us [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00004.htm


4.7% A Litre Extra At The Pump

- The $227 million land transport package announced today will ensure crucial roading projects proceed while also giving greater emphasis to the government’s social, economic and environmental priorities. See... $227 Million Land Transport Package [1] MORE: - Land Transport Funding Bill 2002 - First Reading [2] - Land Transport Changes - An Overview [3] - See... Transport Vision [4] - Widening The Focus Fact Sheet [5] REACTION: - Federated Farmers - Economic Sabotage [6] - NZ First - Unfair Tax [7] - Jim Anderton - Transport Funding For Regional Development [8] - Belinda Vernon - Highway Robbery [9] - Penny Webster - Auckland Conned [10] - No Answers [11] - Business NZ - Taxing Growth [12] - Tony Ryall - Fuel Tax Hike Will Stifle Regions [13] - Bill English - No Need For NZers To Have To Pay Petrol Increase [14] - Owen Jennings - New Tax Flogs Rural New Zealanders [15] - Peter Dunne - Gosche Tax Rise Another Blow To Families [16] - Sue Bradford - Boost For Northern Problems [17] - Sue Kedgley - Big Opportunities For Wgtn [18] - Keith Locke - Auckland Transport On Right Track [19] - Jeanette Fitzsimons - Greens Welcome Major Shift In Transport Approach [20] - LGNZ - Transport Package Welcomed [21] - Business Roundtable - Transport Package Welcome But Flawed [22] - EMA - Auckland Road Users Short Changed [23] - ARC - Auckland Region Welcomes Transport Package [24] - Ak Chamber of Commerce - Full-On Action To Complete Auckland's Roading [25]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00003.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00006.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00005.htm
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[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00036.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00022.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00017.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00016.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00011.htm
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[18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00008.htm
[19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00007.htm
[20] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00001.htm
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[24] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0203/S00002.htm
[25] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0203/S00001.htm


Howard’s End: Smart Solutions Ignored For Dumb Tax

- For a government who consistently pushes smart intervention to support innovative economic growth, the blunt instrument of a universal increase in fuel taxes and road user charges to ease congestion is a dumb solution! Maree Howard writes. See... Howard's End: Road Tax A Blunt Instrument [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00001.htm


Keith Rankin: Global Warming & Weather History

- On Sunday Chris Laidlaw, on his radio show (National Radio), said that all except a few “flat earthers” accept that global warming is a reality. See... Keith Rankin: Rewriting History and Global Warming [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00002.htm


Feedback: Conspiracy Theories & Graceful Hosting

- In This Edition: From An Ex-Pat Yank - Re: Scoop Feedback & Response On Conspiracy Theories - No Time For Grace Or Toast. See... Scoop Feedback: Readers Riff On The Conspiracies [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00007.htm


Secondary Teachers Striking

- The nation’s secondary teachers will picket, rally and write letters during tomorrow’s strike. See... Teacher’s picket on strike day [1] MORE: - Nats - Fund New School Qualification Properly [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0202/S00129.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00021.htm


Privileges Committee Referral Another Blow To Kiwibank

- Before New Zealand Post, no state-owned enterprise or government department has ever been referred to parliament's Privileges Committee for “misleading” a Select Committee, ACT Finance Spokesman MP Rodney Hide said today. See... Privileges Referral Is Huge Setback To NZ Post [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00018.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: Peter Denies Jesus [1]

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00003.htm


Kedgley Calls For Inquiry On Body Parts

- Green Party Health Spokesperson Sue Kedgley today renewed her call for a public inquiry into past hospital practices of taking and storing body parts from dead people without informed consent from their families. See... Public Inquiry Needed On Body Parts [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00027.htm


Franks Sees Sinister Intent In Terrorism Bill

- ACT Justice spokesman Stephen Franks agreed last night with the Auckland Council for Civil Liberties that the Labour/Alliance Government is using hysteria about foreigner dangers to slide through unnecessary threats to New Zealanders' freedoms and the ... See... Sinister Add-Ons To Terrorism, Boat People Bills [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00042.htm


Smith In Bid To Salvage WTO’s Public Image

- Members of Parliament around the world have a key role in reconnecting people with the WTO, says National's Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Lockwood Smith. See... Reconnecting The WTO With The People [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00041.htm


Wild Cat Strike In Bad Faith

- "I have been waiting to hear the Minister of Labour, Margaret Wilson show good faith under her new employment law by announcing the prosecution of the commuter train staff who inconvenienced and frustrated thousands with yesterday's unlawful wildcat strike," says ACT's Justice spokesman Stephen Franks. See... Does Spitting Wild Cat Show Good Faith? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00040.htm


Rodney Hide Surveys Clarkistan

- Helen Clark is vulnerable on her handling of the economy - and she knows it. See... Clarkistan - Helen Clark's Third Way [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00037.htm


Hospital Deficit Symptom Of Health System In Decline

- The continued growing hospitals deficit is further evidence that Health Minister Annette King is running health down to a Second World health system, National Health Spokesperson Roger Sowry said today. See... Climbing Deficit For Second-Rate Health System [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00034.htm


These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees

- Select Committee Business From 22 February to 1 March 2002 Committee meetings There were 18 committee meetings, all held in the parliamentary complex. See... Select Committee Business 22 Feb-1 March 2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00039.htm

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