Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | News Flashes | Scoop Features | Scoop Video | Strange & Bizarre | Search

 


Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Q&A
Howard's End: Mysterious Visitors Could Be CIA Kidnappers
Disarmament Minister Condemns New Nukes
Sludge Report: Where's He Hiding?
What’s The Buzz On The Net? Scoop Is
Letter From Elsewhere - Pasifika
Benefits To Increase
Cutting Workplace Accidents Could Double Growth - CTU
More Secondary Teacher Strikes Planned
Zimbabwe: AI Calls For Release Of Detained Election Workers
Midweek Fringe Moments
Katya Rivas’ Passion

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Primary Health Care Package Announced
Mallard Tackling Australian Rugby
Sub-Acute Services Shortage Puts Mentally Ill In Cells
Balance Of Power ACT’s Goal
Locke Demands Govt Response To Middle East Bloodbath
Hospital Deficit Still Climbing, Says Sowry
Greens Oppose Trans-Tasman Dietary Supplement Controls
Hodgson All Words & No Action On Power Companies

TO CHANGE MY SCOOP OPTIONS OR UNSUBSCRIBE FROM THIS LIST
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/myscoop/signin.html

...TODAY'S PHOTO STORY...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00082.htm
Nice Returns If You Can Get Them

-----------

TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

------------

Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Q&A

- Today's questions of the day concerned: Zimbabwe Elections – Ross Armstrong – Economy – Parole Reform – Vote Health And The Treaty – NCEA – Pacific Island Health – NZ Post – Turia Speech – G-Men In Queenstown – Maori Business Facilitation – Armstrong And Wilson’s “Purposeful” Relationship. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 13 March. To sign up to receive the answers in your inbox as they are posted, FOR FREE!!!, CLICK HERE [1] - MORE Q&A - Tuesday's Q&A [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/myscoop/index.html
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00072.htm


Howard's End: Mysterious Visitors Could Be CIA Kidnappers

- The U.S. Government is using US-registered Gulfstream V jets to secretly transport dozens of people suspected of links to terrorists to countries other than the United States, bypassing extradition procedures and legal formalities. The same type of jets which secretly flew into Queenstown airport last Saturday putting that community in a spin over clandestine CIA activities. Maree Howard writes. See... Howard's End: Secret Visitors May Be Kidnappers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00077.htm


Disarmament Minister Condemns New Nukes

- “Nuclear weapons must be left in the 20th century. We cannot allow them to become the weapon of choice for the 21st century,” says Disarmament minister Matt Robson. See... Robson Urges Re-Think On Nuclear Plans [1] MORE: Two Suns In The Sunset [2] LINKS: US Nuclear Weapons Hit List [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00192.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00064.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00055.htm


Sludge Report: Where's He Hiding?

- In This Edition. Where’s Rodney? - Top Ten Reasons Why Rodney Hide Is Unable To Comment This Morning See... Sludge Report #132 – Where’s Rodney? [1] Full Coverage - Yesterday's Q&A Exchange - Sludge Report #131 – Sludge Scoop Haunts Hide [2] - Scoop Archives - Sludge Report #10 - Free Money For Greedy Mystery [3] - More Evidence Emerges [4] - Rodney’s Trip To Fiji [5] - Rodney’s Speech In Fiji (1) [6] - (2) [7] - NZ First - Winston Peters on Investors International [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00082.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00074.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00034.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00043.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00053.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00072.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00073.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00295.htm


What’s The Buzz On The Net? Scoop Is

- Two recent mentions in IDG publications for Scoop, here are the links... See... Scoop Links: Scoop Is In The News… [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00081.htm


Letter From Elsewhere - Pasifika

-Three small dark blue flowers sit round the crown of the sunhat. Thin blue cords thread through its finely latticed – what? Flax? I realise I don’t even know exactly what these graceful hats are made of, though I’ve been wearing them in some form for most of my life. See... Letter From Elsewhere: Pasifika [1] and Pasifika Festival Funding Auckland City Response [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00078.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00080.htm


Benefits To Increase

- Payments for beneficiaries and superannuitants will increase by between about $2 and $7 a week from 1 April, Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey said today. See... Benefits And Super To Increase From April 1 [1] SEE ALSO: - Steps To Implement Report On Relationship Test [2] - War Pensions And Allowances To Increase [3] - Nats - Petrol Tax Wipes Out Benefit Increases [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00210.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00211.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00209.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00216.htm


Cutting Workplace Accidents Could Double Growth - CTU

- “Economic growth in New Zealand could double to 5% for the 2003 year if we are able to reduce the current high incidence of occupational accidents and disease by 50%,” Council of Trade Unions president Ross Wilson told Parliament’s Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee today. See... 50% Reduction In Accidents Would Double Growth [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0203/S00100.htm


More Secondary Teacher Strikes Planned

- Secondary teachers will continue their day relief ban and more intense industrial action is planned for next term in protest at the lack of settlement of their collective agreement. See... Secondary Teachers Plan More Industrial Action [1] REACTION: - Trevor Mallard - Minister Comment On PPTA Action Plan [2] - Nick Smith - Shambles Risks 58,000 Students' Qualifications [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0203/S00029.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00194.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00201.htm


Zimbabwe: AI Calls For Release Of Detained Election Workers

- The government of Zimbabwe should immediately and unconditionally release more than 1400 people, most of them polling agents and civil society election observers, who were arrested nationwide, mostly on Monday 11 March, and detained in police custody following last weekend's presidential election, Amnesty International said today. See... Zimbabwe: Hundreds Detained In Crackdown [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0203/S00067.htm


Midweek Fringe Moments

– Today’s fringe festival listings from the theatres, streets and cubby-holes of Wellington. See… Fringe NZ Listings For Wednesday 13th March [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0203/S00032.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 Forgives Even Greatest Sinners [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00079.htm

-----------

OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

------------

Primary Health Care Package Announced

- Health Minister Annette King says the Government will inject more than $400 million in new funding into primary health care over the next three years as part of the nearly $3 billion health funding package she announced in December. See... Funding For Primary Health Care Strategy [1] - Phase Out Of Community Services Card Begins [2] - GMS Subsidy Adjusted For Children Under Six [3] REACTION: - NZMA - Primary Health Care Funding Welcomed [4] Govt Keeps Community Services Card [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00213.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00212.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00214.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0203/S00064.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00220.htm


Mallard Tackling Australian Rugby

- Sport, Fitness and Leisure Minister Trevor Mallard today confirmed that he was visiting Australia for meetings regarding the Rugby World Cup. See... Minister In Australia For Rugby Meetings [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00219.htm


Sub-Acute Services Shortage Puts Mentally Ill In Cells

- More professional collaboration and the development of community-based sub-acute services are the key to keeping mentally ill people out of prison cells, says a national provider of mental health services. See... Call For More Sub-Acute Services [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0203/S00063.htm


Balance Of Power ACT’s Goal

- The ACT Party conference this weekend will focus on the key issues the party believes the next election will be fought on - health, education, law and order, and the economy/tax. See... ACT Conference Will Set Agenda For Election [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00217.htm


Locke Demands Govt Response To Middle East Bloodbath

- The growing bloodbath in the Middle East is a tragedy that demands action from world leaders and New Zealand can't sit on the sidelines, Green Party Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Keith Locke said today. See... New Zealand Has Middle East Role To Play [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00208.htm


Hospital Deficit Still Climbing, Says Sowry

- The combined deficit for the country's 21 district health boards has continued to climb over the past three months, National Health Spokesperson Roger Sowry said today. See... Hospital Deficit Continues To Climb [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00204.htm


Greens Oppose Trans-Tasman Dietary Supplement Controls

- Green Health spokesperson Sue Kedgley is calling on the Government to abandon its plans to radically tighten controls on dietary supplements by setting up a new Trans-Tasman body to regulate them. See... Stop Draconian Plans For Dietary Supplements [1] and NZ Natural Healthcare Industry Rejects Proposals [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00203.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0203/S00102.htm


Hodgson All Words & No Action On Power Companies

- Member of Parliament for Tauranga and Leader of New Zealand First, Rt Hon Winston Peters, has today slammed the inaction of the Energy Minister, Pete Hodgson for being long on words but short on activity. See... Extortion Alive And Well In The Energy Business [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00193.htm

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Werewolf: Living With Rio’s Olympic Ruins

Mariana Cavalcanti Critics of the Olympic project can point a discernible pattern in the delivery of Olympics-related urban interventions: the belated but rushed inaugurations of faulty and/or unfinished infrastructures... More>>

Live Blog On Now: Open Source//Open Society Conference

The second annual Open Source Open Society Conference is a 2 day event taking place on 22-23 August 2016 at Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington… Scoop is hosting a live blog summarising the key points of this exciting conference. More>>

ALSO:

Buildup:

Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

It hasn’t been much fun at all to see how “war on drugs in sport” has become a proxy version of the Cold War, fixated on Russia. This weekend’s banning of the Russian long jumper Darya Klishina took that fixation to fresh extremes. More>>

ALSO:

Binoy Kampmark: Kevin Rudd’s Failed UN Secretary General Bid

Few sights are sadder in international diplomacy than seeing an aging figure desperate for honours. In a desperate effort to net them, he scurries around, cultivating, prodding, wishing to be noted. Finally, such an honour is netted, in all likelihood just to shut that overly keen individual up. More>>

Open Source / Open Society: The Scoop Foundation - An Open Model For NZ Media

Access to accurate, relevant and timely information is a crucial aspect of an open and transparent society. However, in our digital society information is in a state of flux with every aspect of its creation, delivery and consumption undergoing profound redefinition... More>>

Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

I’ll focus here on just two ways that dis-enfranchisement is currently occurring in the US: (a) by the rigging of the boundary lines for voter districts and (b) by demanding elaborate photo IDs before people are allowed to cast their vote. More>>

Ramzy Baroud: Being Black Palestinian - Solidarity As A Welcome Pathology

It should come as no surprise that the loudest international solidarity that accompanied the continued spate of the killing of Black Americans comes from Palestine; that books have already been written and published by Palestinians about the plight of their Black brethren. In fact, that solidarity is mutual. More>>

ALSO:


Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news