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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Stateside: "Bastards!"
911 Conspiracy Theories Reviewed
The Real Deal: Narco-Dollars For Dummies Series Concludes
Varsity Students Want Fees Back Over Staff Strike
Prebble’s Letter From Wellington
The New Write
Scoop Feedback: Managing Student Loans
Evicted Tenants Sit-in Against Bypass
On The Fringe, Monday
Scoop World: CHOGM Protests
Scoop World: Pre-empting Peace With Provocation
Varnham Backed For Waterfront Role
Katya Rivas’ Passion

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Student Debt Worse Under Labour/Alliance Govt - Prebble
ACT Criticism OF PSA Pay Deal Dismissed
Govt’s Caution On Biotech Backfiring
DHBs Devalued When Members Muzzled
Political Expedience Sees Queue-jumpers Reach NZ
Education, Health Professionals Duped By Labour
Greater Access To Cholesterol Reducing Drugs

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Stateside: "Bastards!"

- Such was the headline in the 'Sydney Morning Hotpot' last week, quoting actor Michael Poe's outrage at learning his fellow Australians had been disenfranchised by their election system all these years. See... Stateside with Rosalea: "Bastards!" [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00012.htm


911 Conspiracy Theories Reviewed

- “If you have any suspicions about what went down on September 11th MalcontentX is worth a read, even if you have your own favourite conspiracy. “ See... Indymedia Review of 9-11 Investigation Article [1] , INVESTIGATION: Sept 11th - Unanswered Questions [2] and Scoop Feedback: Readers Riff On The Conspiracies [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00011.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00079.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00007.htm


The Real Deal: Narco-Dollars For Dummies Series Concludes

- The good news on all of this is that there are solutions. New technology blesses us with the potential tools we can use to radically increase productivity in a way that can "jump the curve" on our narco dollar addiction. See... The Real Deal: Americans Love A Winner [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00010.htm


Varsity Students Want Fees Back Over Staff Strike

- Hundreds of students at Victoria University have filled out forms requesting their fees back from University Management for classes called off because of the staff strike scheduled to take place on Monday 4th March. See... Students Want Fees Back [1] MORE: - AUS - University staff to go on strike 4 March [2] - Govt - Maharey Urges Resumption Of University Pay Talks [3] - ATSA - Varsity Strikes – Students Need To Vote For Action [4] - UCSA - Students Concerned Over Strike Action [5] - Lincoln Uni - Strike Action By Academics Averted [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0203/S00006.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0203/S00002.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00056.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0203/S00007.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0203/S00005.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0203/S00003.htm


Prebble’s Letter From Wellington

- Last week Labour broke its clearest promise – “read my lips, no new taxes” - to impose a 4.7c petrol tax. Why? Labour's polls say Auckland traffic has become an election issue. See... Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00065.htm


The New Write

- Universities are coming back on stream throughout the country - those that are not on strike due to poor conditions caused by Labour underfunding that is! See... The New Write 3/32002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0203/S00018.htm


Scoop Feedback: Managing Student Loans

- In This Issue: How The Government Can Help Graduates Pay Off Their Student Loans Quickly - Heartless Health System – A Taxing Issue - To Be Or Not To Be - The Great Republican Debate. See... Scoop Feedback [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00013.htm


Evicted Tenants Sit-in Against Bypass

- Despite the February 26 eviction deadline issued by Transit for several of their properties on the route of the proposed Te Aro bypass, the tenants of The Freedom Shop (272 Cuba St) have stayed on. See... Another Transit Tenant Fights Bypass Evictions [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0203/S00007.htm


On The Fringe, Monday

- Theatre Darkness Descends, No.5 Cable St, 6.30pm French Toast, BATS, 8pm Hamlet, Zeal, 7pm Hens’ Teeth, Circa, 7.30pm The Lordz of the RiNgZ, various street locations, 12.30pm Strip, Indigo, 6pm. See… Fringe NZ Listings Monday 4th March [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0203/S00003.htm


Scoop World: CHOGM Protests

- Over 200 activists protested peacefully outside CHOGM as global commonwealth leaders met inside the Coolum Hyatt Regency. Despite persistent rain, activists spoke about diverse issues of social justice, including Australia's treatment of refugees, the war on Afganistan, the bombing of Sudan and the establishment of nuclear industries in Queensland. See... Scoop Images: CHOGM Protests Pass Peacefully [1] and Movement For Democratic Change Visits Brisbane [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00014.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0203/S00007.htm


Scoop World: Pre-empting Peace With Provocation

- As it happened, we heard tonight's explosion. It happened just as a crowd was gathering at Tzion Square in downtown Jerusalem, in preparation for the protest march called by Peace Now. See... Marching Through Empty Jerusalem [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0203/S00006.htm


Varnham Backed For Waterfront Role

- Waterfront Watch is endorsing the application by former city councillor Mary Varnham for the position of Chairperson of the Board of Lambton Harbour Management Ltd. See... Waterfront Watch endorses Varnham’s bid for LHM [1] and Mary Varnham makes a bid for Waterfront Chair [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0203/S00006.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0202/S00045.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 to Prison [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00009.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Student Debt Worse Under Labour/Alliance Govt - Prebble

- Auckland students' total debt is set to double under the Labour/Alliance government, said ACT leader Richard Richard Prebble who is visiting Auckland University today. See... Student Debt Worse, Not Better [1] and Prebble Gets It Wrong Again [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00062.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00066.htm


ACT Criticism OF PSA Pay Deal Dismissed

- PSA members working in the Department for Courts have ratified a ground-breaking settlement for a new remuneration system that will result in significant pay increases for many staff. See... Courts Settlement Ratified By PSA Members [1] and Taxpayer Pays Civil Servants To Join PSA [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0203/S00020.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00055.htm


Govt’s Caution On Biotech Backfiring

- “The transferral to the Cook Islands of xeno transplantation clinical trials associated with diabetes treatment reveals the futility of this Government's reluctance to embrace new biological technologies,” says ACT Health Spokesman Ken Shirley. See... Govt Takes Futile Stance On Diabetes Treatment [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00061.htm


DHBs Devalued When Members Muzzled

- Green Party Health spokesperson Sue Kedgley said today that legal threats against an Auckland District Health Board member who had spoken to the media about underfunding were outrageous. See... Remove Health Board Gags, Says Kedgley [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00060.htm


Political Expedience Sees Queue-jumpers Reach NZ

- ACT leader Richard Prebble says he's concerned the government is continuing to make refugee policy in an ad hoc way while on tour overseas. See... Government Making Refugee Policy On The Run [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00059.htm


Education, Health Professionals Duped By Labour

- Helen Clark should step in and resolve immediately the increasing bitter stand off between the Government and teachers, says National Party Leader Bill English. See... English Calls For Urgent Action On Teacher Strike [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00057.htm


Greater Access To Cholesterol Reducing Drugs

- Health Minister Annette King says thousands more New Zealanders will benefit from Pharmac’s decision to widen access to statin drugs, used to lower cholesterol levels. See... Access To Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Extended [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00046.htm


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