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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House: Today's Q&A
Four Oscars For Fellowship Of The Ring
David Miller: The Fellowship A Little Hard Done By
Managed Leak Of SAS Information Denied
Auckland Mayor Allows Tenant To Speak Tonight
Anti-Bypass Squatters Occupy Transit NZ Properties
Vic Students Want Fees Back Over Staff Strike
Green Left Weekly: Zimbabwe Union Agitation
Amnesty International Condemns Secret Detentions
Scoop Images: Seduced By Rome

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
ACT Bemoans Involuntary Voluntary Music Quotas
US Anticipates Unchanged Anti-Nuclear Stance
Fortuin Won’t Mediate For Alliance Again - Wilson
Mallard Strikes Back Over Wildcat Action
Double Tax Agreement With Philippines Updated


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The Tiber River, Rome, at dawn

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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: Nuclear-Free Policy – SAS In Afghanistan #1 - Early Childhood Education Services- Teachers’ Strikes In Auckland – ACC Sexual Abuse Claims - Race Relations Conciliator – SAS Troops In Afghanistan #2 – Violent Offending. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 26 March [1] . To sign up to receive the answers in your inbox as they are posted, FOR FREE!!!, CLICK HERE [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00174.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/myscoop/index.html


Four Oscars For Fellowship Of The Ring

- Andrew Lesnie has won the Best Cinematography Oscar. [1] - 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. [2] - Howard Shore has won the Oscar for Best Score. [3] - The Best Picture award went to A Beautiful Mind. (Full list of winners on Oscar.com) Meanwhile, Helen Clark [4] , Judith Tizard [5] , Pete Hodgson [6] and Bill English [7] have all waxed lyrical on just how great it is for the film industry.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0203/S00069.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0203/S00070.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0203/S00071.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00476.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00474.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00473.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00470.htm


David Miller: The Fellowship A Little Hard Done By

- For yet another year, I failed to make it to the Oscars. Each year I watch the ceremony on television and promise myself that next year I will be strutting down the red carpet in my tux and mingling with all the stars. See... David Miller: New Zealand's Night, Or Was It? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00169.htm


Managed Leak Of SAS Information Denied

- “Allegations on Radio New Zealand that the Head of the Prime Minister’s Department and Secretary of Foreign Affairs agreed in Washington to the leaking of information about the deployment of SAS forces are absolutely untrue” says Minister of Foreign Affairs, Phil Goff. See... SAS Deployment [1] MORE: - Nats - PM causes huge embarrassment [2] - Scoop Feedback - Time To Fess Up Helen [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00484.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00482.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00173.htm


Auckland Mayor Allows Tenant To Speak Tonight

- A long standing council tenant will speak this evening at the beginning of the Auckland City Council meeting. John Banks has finally given Peter Cross permission to speak. See... Council Tenant Finally Allowed To Speak [1] SEE ALSO: - PSA takes action against Auckland City Council [2] - "Wake Up Auckland" Complains To Police [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0203/S00072.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0203/S00071.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0203/S00070.htm


Anti-Bypass Squatters Occupy Transit NZ Properties

- The occupations at 272 (The Freedom Shop) and 289 Cuba St are just a beginning to restoring our community in Te Aro. The occupiers of these buildings have shown a healthy disrespect for authority in asserting their autonomy by ignoring Transit’s eviction order of February 26. See... Occupy And Win! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0203/S00073.htm


Vic Students Want Fees Back Over Staff Strike

- Students at Victoria University are filling out forms requesting their fees back from University Management for classes called off because of the staff strike scheduled to take place from Wednesday 27th March. See... Students Want Fees Back [1] and Victoria University staff to strike [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0203/S00050.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0203/S00049.htm


Green Left Weekly: Zimbabwe Union Agitation

- At the centre of the agitation for a militant response to Mugabe's poll fraud is a developing united left front in which the young members of the International Socialist Organisation of Zimbabwe (ISOZ), the country's only revolutionary socialist party, play an influential role. See... GLW: Zimbabwe Left Debates Response To Poll Fraud [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00172.htm


Amnesty International Condemns Secret Detentions

- In the weeks after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, some 1,200 immigrants were arrested or detained by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service in a search for individuals connected to the deadly assaults on New York City and Washington, D.C. See... BTL: Amnesty Intl. Condemns Secret Detentions [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00171.htm


Scoop Images: Seduced By Rome

- Panoramic images of several well worn tourist sites from Rome taken this morning on a beautiful clear day with the city at its romantic best. See... Scoop Images: Postcards From Rome [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00170.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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ACT Bemoans Involuntary Voluntary Music Quotas

- Broadcasting Minister Marian Hobbs has forced radio stations to introduce `Kiwi' quotas to get around advice that New Zealand would face international legal action if mandatory quotas were introduced, ACT Broadcasting Spokesman MP Penny Webster said. See... Forced 'Voluntary' Quotas Are Blackmail [1] MORE: - Nats - Hobbs' Quota Meddling Threatens New Zealand Trade [2] - Govt - Commitment For More NZ Music On Radio [3] - Libz - "Quash Quotas Now!" [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00478.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00489.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00487.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0203/S00140.htm


US Anticipates Unchanged Anti-Nuclear Stance

- Well, New Zealand is an ally. And the President is looking forward to his meeting with Prime Minister Clark tomorrow. As for the issue, the ban continues to be a problem. It is an impediment to full alliance relations. But he'll discuss this tomorrow. See... White House Spokesman On Clark – Bush Meeting [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0203/S00120.htm


Fortuin Won’t Mediate For Alliance Again - Wilson

- Race Relations Commissioner Gregory Fortuin was acting in a private capacity when he facilitated meetings between Alliance Party members, Associate Minister of Justice Hon Margaret Wilson said today. See... Fortuin Acted In Private Capacity [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00486.htm


Mallard Strikes Back Over Wildcat Action

- Education Minister Trevor Mallard said today he has instructed the Ministry of Education to postpone negotiations with the PPTA this week in light of action being taken by Auckland secondary school teachers. See... Government Postpones Negotiations With Teachers [1] MORE: - Nats - School Students The Losers [2] - Greens - Get back to the table [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00469.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00488.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00477.htm


Double Tax Agreement With Philippines Updated

- New Zealand and the Philippines have agreed to update our 22 year old double tax agreement, Revenue Minister Michael Cullen announced today. See... Updating Of Philippines Double Tax Agreement [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00481.htm


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