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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House - Today's Q&A
Security Council Resolution On Middle East Conflict
Keith Rankin: If We Can’t Host It, Lets Win It
Upton-on-line Diaspora Edition
POV: Muddied Waters
Mallard The Messenger Reports From Rugby Meeting
Scoop Is In The News…
Jack Straw On The Zimbabwe Election
Scoop World: National Missile Defence Test Tomorrow
Scoop World: Chinese Tick Off US For Human Rights Record
Howard's End: Mysterious Visitors Could Be CIA Kidnappers
Katya Rivas’ Passion

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Over Here And Spending Up
Electronic Publishing Part Of NZ Heritage
Fighting The Bee Mite Organically
Government Buys A Carved Tree In The Chathams
Building A Society Where Whänau Are Violence Free
Painted Apple Moth Eradication Briefing

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House - Today's Q&A

- Today’s questions concerned: NCEA – Community Services Card – Centres of Research Excellence – Manaia View School T-shirts – Sports Scholarships – Maori Television Service – Operation Pacman – Tourism – Health and The Treaty – Rural Courts – John Banks ... See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 14 March 2002 [1] . To sign up to receive the answers in your inbox as they are posted, FOR FREE!!!, CLICK HERE [2] - MORE Q&A - Tuesday's Q&A [3] - Wednesday's Q&A


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00093.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/myscoop/index.html
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00072.htm


Security Council Resolution On Middle East Conflict

- United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, early this morning NZ Time hailed the Security Council for finally passing a resolution designed to curb Israel's murderous carve into Palestinian Authority territory. See... Security Council Says Get Back Israel [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00092.htm


Keith Rankin: If We Can’t Host It, Lets Win It

- Will New Zealand get to host a few matches of Australia's Rugby World Cup in 2003? We are all on tenterhooks. See... Keith Rankin: All Blacked [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00085.htm


Upton-on-line Diaspora Edition

- As someone who only studied history as far as the seventh form, but reads more history today than anything else, upton-on-line has been rather taken by nice little pocket skirmish that has broken out over the teaching of history in New Zealand schools. See... Upton-on-line - Diaspora Edition 14/3/2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00088.htm


POV: Muddied Waters

- In 1995 the Hamilton's had a flourishing, award winning cherry tomato business. Until one morning they found their prime crop dead on the vine. After extensive investigation ruled out every other possibility they zeroed in on their water supplied by Papakura District Council and Watercare Services. See... POV: 100% Pure? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00087.htm


Mallard The Messenger Reports From Rugby Meeting

- “Mr Pugh was able to assure me that the door is still open for New Zealand to sub-host the event. The New Zealand Rugby Union’s belief that no decision has been made is correct.” See... Trevor Mallard comment on Rugby World Cup [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00242.htm


Scoop Is In The News…

- From goodwriters.net [1] : SCOOP has been selected by our team [2] of progressive writers and distinguished readers as eminently deserving of recognition as an outstanding representative of democratic, independent media and is hereby awarded the 2002 Sunflower Symbol of Democratic Media Reform. See... Scoop Awarded 2002 Democratic Media Reform Award [3]


[1] - http://www.goodwriters.net
[2] - http://www.goodwriters.net
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00090.htm


Jack Straw On The Zimbabwe Election

- In a statement on the election results in Zimbabwe, British Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw said: "For months the Government of Zimbabwe has conducted a systematic campaign of violence and intimidation designed to achieve one outcome: power at all costs. It is no surprise that this outcome has now been achieved. See... Zimbabwe: Statement by the Foreign Secretary [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0203/S00070.htm


Scoop World: National Missile Defence Test Tomorrow

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) will conduct a developmental flight test to include the planned intercept of a long-range ballistic missile target in support of the missile defense test program on March 15, 2002. See... US Missile Defence Test 8 Scheduled for March 15 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0203/S00075.htm


Scoop World: Chinese Tick Off US For Human Rights Record

- BEIJING, March 11 (Xinhuanet) -- Following is the full text of the “Human Rights Record of the United States in 2001,” published by the Information Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China Monday: See... Human Rights Record of the United States in 2001 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0203/S00074.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


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 on His Way to Calvary [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00091.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Over Here And Spending Up

- The vital role of tourism as an economic driver is demonstrated in the latest figures on spending by international visitors, Tourism Mark Burton said. See... Visitors Spend An Extra $469 Million [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/ stories/PA0203/S00251.htm


Electronic Publishing Part Of NZ Heritage

- New legislation will see web sites, CD-ROMs and other electronic publications forming a stronger part of the collections held in the National Library as a record of New Zealand’s heritage. See... Electronic Publishing To Be Captured By Bill [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00250.htm


Fighting The Bee Mite Organically

- Two new options are being made available to beekeepers for control of the varroa bee mite after the approval of Acting Agriculture Minister Paul Swain was gazetted today. See... Organic Varroa Bee Mite Controls Now Available [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00256.htm


Government Buys A Carved Tree In The Chathams

- Conservation Minister Sandra Lee has announced the purchase by the crown of a significant ecological and cultural site on the Chatham Islands, the 1198 hectare Taia property. See... DOC Land With Unique Moriori Tree Carvings [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00254.htm


Building A Society Where Whänau Are Violence Free

- Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey today launched Te Rito, a new family violence prevention strategy and five-year action plan. See... Family violence prevention strategy launched [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00244.htm


Painted Apple Moth Eradication Briefing

- MAF and the Ministry of Health will today brief the Primary Production Select Committee on the controversial programme to eradicate the painted apple moth in West Auckland with an aerial spraying programme. See... MAF To Front Up On Painted Apple Moth Today [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00237.htm


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