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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Sludge Report: Millennial Crisis
David Miller: Decade Of Excess Revisited
Future Lefts: We Can’t Be Complacent
Napkin Diaries: Column Humping At Govt House
Feedback: Trail Of Destruction In Peter Davis’ Wake
TENC.NET: Mushroom Clouds And A Coke (A Satire)
Choc-coated Huhus Requested For Mission Of Love
Aziz Choudhry: Seeking Revolutionary Rhythms
BTL: Military Action Against Iraq
Guest Opinion: Reflecting On Evil
IRD Fails To Advise Taxpayers Of Entitlements
Tuesday’s Fringe Events
Katya Rivas’ Passion

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Resignation Reflects Breast Screening Programme’s Poor Health
New Funding Scheme For Early Childhood
Help For Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Your Island’s Not Sinking, Tuvalu PM Told
ACT Offers PM Support On Zimbabwe Stand
Hawkins To Stand For Manurewa
Treaty Negotiation At Risk Of Collapse, Says Te Heuheu
Maharey Built Up Tertiary Staff Only To Let Them Down

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Sludge Report: Millennial Crisis

- This Sludge Report introduces what will become a five part series attempting to shed light on the State of the World, and why - for the sake of self preservation - we all need to do something about it urgently. See... Sludge Report #126 – Truth, Peace & Love (Part 1) [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00023.htm


David Miller: Decade Of Excess Revisited

- Correct me if I am mistaken, but in 2002 the 1980’s appear to have returned. It would seem that the music of that decade is being heard more and more in nightclubs and bars throughout the country, Duran Duran have reformed and are back with their original line-up. See... David Miller Online: The Return Of A Golden Age [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00020.htm


Future Lefts: We Can’t Be Complacent

- And what a year it looks to be. The yawnathon of the last twenty years, if you believe the commentators. People have been asserting a Labour victory for so long that there is a danger party activists and others concerned to maintain a progressive government might begin to believe the hype, and slack off. See... Future Lefts - So it begins [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0203/S00022.htm


Napkin Diaries: Column Humping At Govt House

- Didn’t we feel posh last Sunday when Sarah Barr, Wanda Martini, Gita Mann and I donned our hats and Max Stout put on a tie, in order to grace the Governor General with our presence at her Festival 2002 Garden Party. See... General Pleasantries [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00016.htm


Feedback: Trail Of Destruction In Peter Davis’ Wake

- A suspicious suitcase owned by Peter Davis, the partner of Helen Clark, and left on the footpath outside her Auckland residence gets a visit from the VIP protection service, is investigated by the "specialist search group" and is blown up by the "improvised explosive device team". See... Scoop Feedback: Wot A Lot Of Rubbish [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00022.htm


TENC.NET: Mushroom Clouds And A Coke (A Satire)

- In late-breaking news today President Putin rebuked what he called "alarmists" in his own government who had raised eyebrows with what President Putin called "unauthorized statements" opposing the nuclear annihilation of what they called "Russia." See... TENC.NET: Mushroom Clouds And A Coke (A Satire) [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00024.htm


Choc-coated Huhus Requested For Mission Of Love

- News of Hokitika’s Wildfood Festival and its gourmet bush tucker has produced an unusual request from a Japanese game show. See... Hooha Over Huhus at Wildfood Festival [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0203/S00035.htm


Aziz Choudhry: Seeking Revolutionary Rhythms

- With all the reflection that has been taking place among diverse forces which comprise the “anti-globalisation movement” since September 11 and the Qatar WTO meeting, I hope issues can be addressed to strengthen mobilizations against neoliberal agenda. See... Whose Beat Should We Dance To? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00021.htm


BTL: Military Action Against Iraq

- Denis Halliday, former U.N. under-secretary general in charge of Iraq's oil for food program, examines the Bush administration's war plans and the potential threat that Iraq poses to its neighbors and the U.S. See... International Opposition to New U.S. War with Iraq [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00018.htm


Guest Opinion: Reflecting On Evil

- Even halfway honest people know that any assessment we make of something in the world must also include an examination of ourselves. See... Guest Opinion: Axis of Evil [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00019.htm


IRD Fails To Advise Taxpayers Of Entitlements

- “People are missing out on hundreds of dollars of tax rebates because the Inland Revenue Department is failing to advise them of their rights,” says National's Revenue spokesperson Annabel Young. See... Donors Missing Out On Tax Rebates [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00073.htm


Tuesday’s Fringe Events

- French Toast, BATS, 8pm Hamlet, Zeal, 7pm Interviews and other lies, Capital E, 7.30pm The Lordz of the RiNgZ, various street locations, 12.30pm Strip, Indigo, 6pm The Boxer, BATS, 6.30pm. See… Fringe NZ Listings For Tuesday 5th March [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0203/S00006.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 Herod [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00017.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Resignation Reflects Breast Screening Programme’s Poor Health

- The resignation of the clinical director for the National Screening Unit is the second warning in less than a month that the screening programme is in trouble, Green Health spokesperson Sue Kedgley said today. See... Second Warning That Screening Unit In Trouble [1] and Resignation A Set Back For Cancer Screening [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00090.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0203/S00006.htm


New Funding Scheme For Early Childhood

- More than a thousand early childhood services will start to receive extra funding from the end of this week as the government starts to introduce equity funding for the early childhood education sector. See... Equity Funding For Early Childhood Education [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00081.htm


Help For Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

- A new brochure detailing the range support available to people who are raising someone else’s child was launched today by Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey. See... Help Available For Kinship Carers Outlined [1] MORE: - United Future - United Future Supports Grandparents [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00076.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00079.htm


Your Island’s Not Sinking, Tuvalu PM Told

- "The Prime Minister of Tuvalu, Koloa Talake, should check his facts before threatening to take legal action against major countries and corporations who he claims are causing sea levels to rise and drown his island nation," says ACT Deputy Leader Ken Shirley. See... Tuvalu Claims Disputed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00083.htm


ACT Offers PM Support On Zimbabwe Stand

- ACT leader Richard Prebble has written to the Prime Minister offering the ACT Party's support for any sanctions against Zimbabwe. See... ACT Supports PM's Tough Line on Zimbabwe [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00080.htm


Hawkins To Stand For Manurewa

- Manurewa MP George Hawkins has been confirmed as Labour’s candidate to stand in the Manurewa electorate at the next election later this year. See... Hawkins To Contest Manurewa In Next Election [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00078.htm


Treaty Negotiation At Risk Of Collapse, Says Te Heuheu

- “Government has dealt Maori a triple blow during the past week,” says Georgina te Heuheu, National's Maori Affairs spokesperson. See... Government Deals Triple Blow To Maori [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00075.htm


Maharey Built Up Tertiary Staff Only To Let Them Down

- The Tertiary Education Minister and his colleagues have very short memories on sorting pay deals for university staff, says National's Tertiary Education spokesperson Maurice Williamson. See... Tertiary Strike Direct Result Of Govt Promises [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00074.htm

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