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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Howard's End: What The Innovators Are Up Against
Sludge Report: The Hunt For Flight 77
Allegations Israeli Spies Withheld 911 Intelligence
POV: Post-Britney Sexual Confusion
Deny Services To Illegal Overstayers – Peters
Auckland Grammar Showing Up Ridiculousness Of Zoning
Havoc Bids Farewell To The B
Dolphin’s Demise Could Be Sealed By Court Decision
US Steel Tariffs - Do As We Say Not As We Do
Midweek Fringe Happenings
Sludge Report: Millennial Crisis
Katya Rivas’ Passion

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Kyoto Lite Call Unacceptable
Grandstanding Over Resignation Disappoints King
Kids Will Miss Out Under New Early Childhood Funding
Clark’s Comments On Ansett Collapse Unwelcome
Cake For Student Loan Scheme’s 10th Birthday
University staff reject secret offer

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Howard's End: What The Innovators Are Up Against

- As our Innovation Conference kicks off in Christchurch today, news comes out of Britain that one of its icon innovators, who runs a private company valued at more than a NZD $1 billion, is joining the industrial exodus to Asia. See... Howard's End: What The Innovators Are Up Against [1] RELATED: - Govt - World Class New Zealanders Programme Announced [2] - Innovate keynote address - Jim Anderton [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00028.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00108.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00107.htm


Sludge Report: The Hunt For Flight 77

- A group of photographers in France are challenging the public to look through photos of the Pentagon (of which they have an archive) to find any evidence that Flight 77 really did crash into the building. See... Sludge Report #127 - The Hunt For Flight 77 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00030.htm


Allegations Israeli Spies Withheld 911 Intelligence

- EDITOR’S NOTE: Le Monde today NZT published a lengthy report into Israeli spy activities in the US prior to 911 which raises clear questions about the extent of Israeli prior knowledge of the attacks. See... Links And Transcripts: Israeli Spyring Shocker [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00029.htm


POV: Post-Britney Sexual Confusion

- There's a special place, somewhere between martyrdom and pariahdom we reserve for people who scratch the veneer of our sexual self-deception. And Amy Gehring is going there. See... P.O.V: Teachers' Pets [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00027.htm


Deny Services To Illegal Overstayers – Peters

- New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters is calling for immediate action by the Immigration Department over the 1800 so-called asylum seekers who have been declined as genuine cases and the 14,000 illegal over-stayers in New Zealand, who have been able to gain access to core government services. See... Government Must Act Quickly On 1800 False Refugees [1] MORE: - ACT - Underclass Created [2] - Policies Not Working [3] - Nats - Ad-hoc Refugee Policy Out Of Control [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00100.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00098.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00102.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00106.htm


Auckland Grammar Showing Up Ridiculousness Of Zoning

- ACT Education Spokesman MP Donna Awatere Huata today defended Auckland Grammar headmaster John Morris after he was attacked by Minister Trevor Mallard. See... Awatere Huata Defends Auckland Grammar [1] and - National's Adoption Of ACT Zoning Policy [2] MORE: - Nats - Nats Enrolment Policy [3] - Govt - National’s Disgusting Enrolment Policies [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00099.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00111.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00105.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00110.htm


Havoc Bids Farewell To The B

- Auckland's 95bFM has regretfully announced the departure of its breakfast show host Mikey Havoc - the self-described "loud fellow who makes you feel good and gets your sexy ass moving every morning." See… Havoc To Leave BFM Breakfast Show


Dolphin’s Demise Could Be Sealed By Court Decision

- The setting aside of a ban on commercial set netting in the range of the North Island Hector’s dolphin could spell extinction for this critically endangered species, according to WWF. See... Judicial Review Ruling Is A Disaster [1] RELATED: - Govt - Hector’s Dolphin Safeguards In Snapper Research [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0203/S00025.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00104.htm


US Steel Tariffs - Do As We Say Not As We Do

- The United States decision to impose tariffs of 30% on a range of steel imports is a backward step, said Simon Carlaw Chief Executive Business NZ. See... US Steel Import Tariffs A Backward Step [1] MORE - Jim Sutton - United States Steel Decision Disappointing [2] - White House Briefing - Temporary Safeguards for Steel Industry - Bush [3] , US Trade Representative briefing on steel [4] and Steel Products Proclamation - White House [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0203/S00047.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00112.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0203/S00024.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0203/S00023.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0203/S00022.htm


Midweek Fringe Happenings

- Theatre Clara & Crouch, Shed 11, 6.30 & 10.30pm French Toast, BATS, 8pm Hamlet, Zeal, 7pm Interviews and other lies, Capital E, 7.30pm Nature of the Sexual Beast, Pits Bar, BATS, 10.45pm The Lordz of the RiNgZ, various street locations, 12.30pm. See… Fringe NZ Listings For Wednesday 6th March [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0203/S00010.htm


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


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 Again before Pilate [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00026.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Kyoto Lite Call Unacceptable

- Calls by Commonwealth Secretary General Don McKinnon for the Commonwealth to adopt a so-called “Kyoto 2” model for climate control are a sell-out, Green Party Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today. See... Honour Kyoto, Urge Greens [1] MORE: - Fed Farm - Alternative To Kyoto Welcomed


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00109.htm


Grandstanding Over Resignation Disappoints King

- Health Minister Annette King says she is disappointed to learn that the National Screening Unit clinical director Dr Julia Peters is resigning for professional and personal reasons. See... Julia Peters Has Done “Wonderful Job” [1] MORE: - Sue Kedgley - Second Warning That Screening Unit In Trouble [2] - Cancer Society - Resignation A Set Back For Cancer Screening [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00101.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00090.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0203/S00006.htm


Kids Will Miss Out Under New Early Childhood Funding

- The Early Childhood Council is deeply concerned at the way that equity funding is being allocated to early childhood services, so that only community-based services receive the support, even if a privately owned service has the same student profile. See... Disadvantaged By Early Childhood Equity Funding [1] MORE - Nats - Early Childhood Education In A Straitjacket - Govt - Equity Funding For Early Childhood Education [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0203/S00011.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00081.htm


Clark’s Comments On Ansett Collapse Unwelcome

- “Helen Clark's silly comments about Air New Zealand and Ansett Australia have - yet again - shown her complete lack of business acumen,” says National's Finance spokesman David Carter. See... PM Runs Off At The Mouth - Again [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00103.htm


Cake For Student Loan Scheme’s 10th Birthday

- Student leaders are presenting current and former tertiary ministers with birthday cakes today to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the student loan scheme. See... Let Them Eat Cake! [1] MORE: - LUSA - Maharey Celebrates Loan Scheme At Lincoln [2] - Young Labour - Hamilton Student Cake Turns To Hash Cookies [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0203/S00012.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0203/S00015.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0203/S00014.htm


University staff reject secret offer

- The Association of University Staff [AUS] has expressed dismay at reports of a 4.5% increase in Government funding of student numbers at universities in return for another freeze on student fees. See... University staff reject secret offer [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0203/S00013.htm

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