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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House – Today’s Q&A
Scoop Images: Scoop Flies Away With Peter J.
Scoop Images: Incredible Films You Can’t Miss
Howard’s End: Judges Must Be Held To Account
POV: This Won’t Hurt A Bit
Gathering’s Green Cred Trampled In The Mud
Scoop Feedback: From Afghanistan To Fielding High
Women Using Pill Advised To Consult Doctor
Have You Seen This Trophy?

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Exhaust Fumes Killing 400 People A Year – Report
Disappointment At Transend Director’s Retirement
Young Nats Cheer Centre Right’s Push For Victory
Get Those Students On The Job
Electricity SOEs’ Performance Tabled
Alexandra Now Flood-safe for 100 Years
Kiwis Swapping Weed For Whizz

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http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00149.htm
Oscars-bound Peter Jackson meets the Scoop Editor

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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: Alliance Break-Up - School Principals' Leadership - Electoral (Integrity) Amendment Act – Protecting Native Birds – GDP Growth – Labelling GE Foods – Privy Council Ruling On Court Of Appeal – Housing And The Treaty. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –21 March [1] . To sign up to receive the answers in your inbox as they are posted, FOR FREE!!!, CLICK HERE [2] - Tuesday's Questions [3] - Wednesday's Questions [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00150.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/myscoop/index.html
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00135.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00142.htm


Scoop Images: Scoop Flies Away With Peter J.

- Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson and friends were spotted by chance today at Wellington Airport on their way to Los Angeles for the Oscars. See... Scoop Images: Look Who Scoop Met At The Airport! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00149.htm


Scoop Images: Incredible Films You Can’t Miss

- In 2002 you won't find a more challenging array of cinema in one single film festival anywhere in the world. That's not just hyperbole that's a fact. See... In The Realm Of The Censors [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00145.htm


Howard’s End: Judges Must Be Held To Account

- The recent landmark decision of the Privy Council that our Court of Appeal was, between 1996 and 2000, engaging in what I can only describe as legal anarchy, demands the judges involved ought to be held to account by the public of New Zealand whom they are supposed to serve. See... Howard’s End: Legal Anarchy & The Court Of Appeal [1] MORE REACTION: - ACT - Stinging Rebuke to Govt and NZ Court of Appeal [2] - Nats - Warning To Attorney General [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00146.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00371.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00370.htm


POV: This Won’t Hurt A Bit

- When it comes to immunization, who do we believe? British leader Tony Blair recently re-ignited an old battle by refusing to say if his young son Leo had been immunized. See... POV: This Won’t Hurt A Bit [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00148.htm


Gathering’s Green Cred Trampled In The Mud

- The Gathering organisers supposed commitment to recycling is just lip service, according to Duncan Eddy of the Dunedin Environment Centre, who was contracted to co-ordinate the onsite recycling program at this New Years Dance Party in Golden Bay. See... Gathering Recycling Commitment Only Lip Service [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0203/S00183.htm


Scoop Feedback: From Afghanistan To Fielding High

- In This Edition: Re: NZ SAS in Afghanistan - Asian Mr Plods - Great - Fielding High 'Misfits' Impress - Re: Big News: Hate Crime Don’t You Just Hate It? See... Scoop Feedback: From Afghanistan To Fielding High [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00147.htm


Women Using Pill Advised To Consult Doctor

- The Ministry of Health wants women taking the oral contraceptive pills Estelle 35/35ED and Diane 35/35ED, to visit their local doctor or nurse after studies showed women taking them have an increased risk of blood clots, Ministry spokesperson Dr Stewart Jessamine said today. See... New Advice About Oral Contraceptives [1] . See also... Women Can Have Confidence In Diane-35 - Schering [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0203/S00034.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0203/S00035.htm


Have You Seen This Trophy?

- New Zealand motorsport’s premier trophy, the Jim Clark Trophy, has been stolen at a break-in in Manurewa, Auckland. See… MotorSport’s Premier Trophy Stolen [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0203/S00055.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Exhaust Fumes Killing 400 People A Year – Report

- A report released today by Transport Ministers Mark Gosche and Judith Tizard, estimates that 399 people aged 30 and over die prematurely each year from exposure to microscopic particles from vehicle emissions. See... Health Effects of Vehicle Emissions [1] and Vehicle Emission Deaths A Public Health Disaster [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00386.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00395.htm


Disappointment At Transend Director’s Retirement

- ACT Finance spokesman MP Rodney Hide was sorry to hear today that the Managing Director of NZ Post's Transend was stepping down on 31 March for "health and lifestyle reasons". See... Leadership Changes At Transend [1] MORE: - Nats - Disappointment At Stein Retirement [2] - NZ Post -Leadership Changes At Transend Worldwide [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00383.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00382.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0203/S00187.htm


Young Nats Cheer Centre Right’s Push For Victory

- Everyone in this room has a vital part to play in ensuring that a National lead government is back on the Treasury benches and that next year this conference is being held in the Government Caucus rooms. See... Grant Tyrrell Speech To Young Nationals Conference [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0203/S00108.htm


Get Those Students On The Job

- Students and tertiary education providers should be including work-skills and on-the-job experience in their qualifications, says Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Minister Steve Maharey. See... Work Skills A Vital Ingredient In Qualifications [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00392.htm


Electricity SOEs’ Performance Tabled

- Half-yearly reports for Meridian Energy, Genesis Power and Mighty River Power have been tabled today in Parliament by the Minister for State Owned Enterprises Mark Burton. See... Electricity SOEs 6 Monthly Reports Tabled [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00390.htm


Alexandra Now Flood-safe for 100 Years

- Alexandra now has stronger protection to withstand 100 year floods with new floodbanks commissioned today by Prime Minister Helen Clark and Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton. See... Alexandra Floodbanks [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00389.htm


Kiwis Swapping Weed For Whizz

- Every New Zealander should be alarmed at the increasing use of methamphetamine throughout the country, says National's Police spokesman Tony Ryall. See... Wake Up Call Needed On 'Speed' Use [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00396.htm


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