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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Four Oscars So Far For Fellowship Of The Ring
Link: Keep Tabs On The Oscar Winners
Stateside: Catholic Church In the News
Palm Sunday San Pietro Panorama
Howard’s End: Monsters Of The Deep
Long Odds On Perks Pay Handsomely
Motorsport News: Taihape Turns It On
National Pledges To Lower Age Of Responsibility
Paulo Politico: National's Regional Neglect
Kiwibank Raises Floating Home Loan Interest Rate
The Real Deal: Sensuality vs. Puritanism
Shadbolt Brings First Bluff Oysters North

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Don’t Trade Free Trade For Nukes - Greens
Prebble’s Letter From Wellington
Fortuin’s Neutrality Compromised By Mediation
Not A Legal Look
We’ve Not Going To Log It Anymore
Obituary For Bridget Nichols
Beyond Bad Science, There Is No Science
Confusion Over Sexual Abuse Payouts
Greens Campaign On Cages In The Hutt

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Palm Sunday at the Piazza San Pietro, Roma

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Four Oscars So Far For Fellowship Of The Ring

- Andrew Lesnie has won the Best Cinematography Oscar. - Richard Taylor and Peter Owen have won the Oscar for Best Make-up. - Jim Rygiel, Randall William Cook, Richard Taylor and Mark Stetson have won the Oscar for Best Visual Effects. - Howard Shore has won the Oscar for Best Score. SPEECHES: - Richard Taylor and Peter Owen [1] - Andrew Lesnie [2]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0203/S00067.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0203/S00069.htm


Link: Keep Tabs On The Oscar Winners

- Scoop couldn’t make it to Los Angeles to cover the Oscars. If you’re stuck with us in the Antipodes, keep an eye on Peter Jackson and company’s progress here: http://www.oscars.com/oscarnight/winners/winners_list.html


Stateside: Catholic Church In the News

- Sorry I'm late. Just got in from church. Don't usually go there, but a fellow Oceanic who recently moved into the neighbourhood wanted to check out St Joseph the Worker, which is just around the corner from me. See... Stateside With Rosalea: Hanging Together [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00162.htm


Palm Sunday San Pietro Panorama

- Images of the celebrations of Palm Sunday taken today in the Piazza San Pietro, Roma. See... Scoop Images: Palm Sunday San Pietro [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00158.htm


Howard’s End: Monsters Of The Deep

- Film Director Peter Jackson, might describe it as the stuff of nightmares. Boats have simply disappeared, people torn to shreds. Scientists had been searching for it, unsuccessfully, for more than a century. See... Howard's End: Architeuthis [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00159.htm


Long Odds On Perks Pay Handsomely

- Four TAB punters have joined the New Zealand sporting public in celebrating Kiwi golfer Craig Perks’ dramatic win in The Players Championship in Florida – they backed Perks to win at odds of 150-1. See… Only Four Kiwi Punters Back Perks At 150-1 [1] MORE: Maharey Congratulates Craig Perks [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0203/S00065.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00454.htm


Motorsport News: Taihape Turns It On

- A perfect day was pretty much the only way to describe the weather than graced the opening round of the Palmside Central Region Rally Series in Taihape. See... Taihape Turns On The Sunshine [1] MORE MOTORSPORT NEWS: - Porsche's Compliment Racing At Manfeild [2] - Targa Bambina Motorsport News [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00165.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00164.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00163.htm


National Pledges To Lower Age Of Responsibility

- New Zealand can't afford to sit around wasting words on the growing crisis of violent youth crime, says National's Police spokesman, Tony Ryall. See... Action - Not Words - Wanted On Youth Crime [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00452.htm


Paulo Politico: National's Regional Neglect

- In the days of first-past-the-post, regional New Zealand was the bastion of the National Party. But in more recent times National, seeking large pockets of votes, tended to overlook the regions. See... Regional Shifts Leave Nats High and Dry [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00161.htm


Kiwibank Raises Floating Home Loan Interest Rate

- Kiwibank today raised its variable home loan interest rate reflecting recent market movement and still remains significantly lower than other main banks. See... Kiwibank Raises Interest Rates [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0203/S00204.htm


The Real Deal: Sensuality vs. Puritanism

- I am thinking tonight about the things that each one of us can do in our lives day to day that will make a small but concrete difference in transforming us to a civilization which enjoys free markets and real democratic process in a republic. See... The Real Deal: Sensuality vs. Puritanism [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00160.htm


Shadbolt Brings First Bluff Oysters North

- Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt flew to Auckland last night to deliver the first of the nation’s most sought-after Bluff oysters to Auckland businesses today to celebrate the season opening. See... Shadbolt Delivers Seasons First Oysters [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0203/S00042.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Don’t Trade Free Trade For Nukes - Greens

- The Green Party is urging Helen Clark not to sacrifice this country's long-held nuclear-free policy on the altar of free trade. See... No Deal, Mr Bush [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00456.htm


Prebble’s Letter From Wellington

- As Ministers hail Lord of the Rings as the start of a new era for NZ films, the IRD has killed the Kiwi film industry. See... Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington 25/3/2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00462.htm


Fortuin’s Neutrality Compromised By Mediation

- The reported attempt at mediation in the internal disputes of the Alliance Party by Race Relations Conciliator Gregory Fortuin is disturbing, says National MP Marie Hasler. See... Race Conciliator Playing Politics [1] and Questions About Gregory Fortuin Alliance Meetings [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00442.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00451.htm


Not A Legal Look

- Helen Clark must answer questions about the legality of her Government under the Electoral Integrity Act, says National Leader Bill English. See... Alliance Collapse Threatens Legality Of Government [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00443.htm


We’ve Not Going To Log It Anymore

- The Government is making history by getting out of the business of logging native forests, says Forestry Minister Pete Hodgson. See... Government Finished With Native Forest Logging [1] and Transfer Honours Promise To Protect Native Forest [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00459.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00458.htm


Obituary For Bridget Nichols

- Bridget Nichols. New Zealand Deputy High Commissioner, Honiara. Born in England, 25 June 1951. Died in Honiara, Solomon Islands, 17 March, aged 50. See... Obituary For Bridget Nichols [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00455.htm


Beyond Bad Science, There Is No Science

- Greens co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons is aiming to take New Zealand back into the Dark Ages with her suggestion that Possum ashes be used as a means of controlling the pest, ACT Environment Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff said today. See... The Greens: Here Come the Dark Ages [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00461.htm


Confusion Over Sexual Abuse Payouts

- ACC Minister Lianne Dalziel today said the hype around the restoration of lump sum compensation was unhelpful with the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation & Compensation (IPRC) Act 2001 set to take effect in just over a week. See... Dalziel On ACC Lump Sum Compensation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00445.htm


Greens Campaign On Cages In The Hutt

- Green MP Sue Kedgley and SPCA Campaign Manager Hans Kriek will today encourage people in the Hutt Valley to make submissions against the use of the battery cage in egg production. See... Greens & SPCA Push Battery Campaign In Lower Hutt [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00450.htm

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