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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Tegel Ads Ruled Acceptable, Greens To Appeal
International Criminal Court - "New Page Turned"
WINZ Thefts Blamed On Grumpy Culture
The Role Of Independent Retailers In Petrol Market
Breakthrough Domesticates Greenshell Mussel
Green Campaign Manager Appointed
Muriel Newman: Prison Site Couldn’t Be Worse
PC’s Opinion: Discover The RMA
Feedback: A Few Million Here, A billion here…
Independent Reports From The Middle East

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
First We Take Wigram…
Closing The Digital Divide
Maori Tourism Partnership Welcomed
Cullen Refutes Maori Tax Loophole Claim
Sea Lion Toll Closes Squid Fishery
Theses Are The Days Of Our Select Committees


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Tegel Ads Ruled Acceptable, Greens To Appeal

- Green MP Sue Kedgley today said she would be appealing the decision to turn down her complaint against Tegel's 'exploding the myth' ads. See... Greens Will Appeal Tegel Ad Ruling [1] and Further Explosion Of Chicken Myths [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00173.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00071.htm


International Criminal Court - "New Page Turned"

- A prolonged standing ovation closed the solemn ceremony, after 10 countries had simultaneously deposited their instruments of ratification of the treaty establishing the International Criminal Court (ICC) and, by doing so, triggered its entry into force. See... A Page In The History Of Humankind Is Being Turned [1] and Stronger Deterrence Than Ad Hoc Tribunals [2] MORE: - NZ Govt - NZ Welcomes Court - Amnesty - International Criminal Court [3] - ETAN - East Timor Needs Own Tribunal [4] - International Criminal Court Established [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0204/S00039.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0204/S00040.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0204/S00036.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0204/S00034.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0204/S00035.htm


WINZ Thefts Blamed On Grumpy Culture

- Green Social Services Spokesperson Sue Bradford said news that 28 WINZ staff have stolen nearly $1 million from the Department over the last two years highlighted the need for a shift in culture within the Department. See... WINZ Thefts Highlight Need For Culture Change [1] MORE: - Libertarianz - Tax-Funded Gamekeepers Turn Poachers [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00162.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00062.htm


The Role Of Independent Retailers In Petrol Market

- The Government has released a report on the role of independent retailers in the petrol market. The report concludes that, although low volume independent sites contracted to a petrol major (who owns the petrol tanks and pumps at that independent site) are under threat as retail margins shrink, high volume independent sites continue to be viable. See... Report On Independent Petrol Retailers Released [1] MORE: - Motor Trade Association - Report Disappoints [2] - BP - Customers Win In Shake-Up Of Petrol Industry [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00169.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00067.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0204/S00088.htm


Breakthrough Domesticates Greenshell Mussel

- The mussel industry today announced that it has developed the techniques and technology to domesticate the greenshell mussel industry in the same way that other biological industries are farmed. See... Major Breakthrough In The Mussel Industry [1] - Govt - NZ Science Delivers Revolution [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0204/S00004.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00172.htm


Green Campaign Manager Appointed

- The Green Party has announced that Cate Faehrmann has been appointed Campaign Manager for the 2002 election. See... Greens Appoint Campaign Manager [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00170.htm


Muriel Newman: Prison Site Couldn’t Be Worse

- The Government's decision to go ahead and build a new regional prison on what has to be the most unsuitable site in Northland, is precisely why government's ability to get it's hands on taxpayers money should be strictly limited. See... Worst Possible Site Chosen For Northland Prison [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00177.htm


PC’s Opinion: Discover The RMA

- As part of a nationwide project for the Discovery Channel, Helen Clark is travelling the country with the Channel's cameramen to "show 120 million viewers what this country has to offer." See... PC's Opinion: Killing The Beachfront Barbie [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00068.htm


Feedback: A Few Million Here, A billion here…

- In just this week alone, the media has informed us that Air New Zealand needs a further bailout of $1.7 billion over and above the initial bailout of $185 million. See... Scoop Feedback: Wasted Loot [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00067.htm


Independent Reports From The Middle East

- Thirteen internationals: 1 Swede, 1 Italian, 3 British and 8 American traveled from Bethlehem and Jerusalem to Jenin, where there are reports of 300 dead and countless injured. They filed this report. See... Internationals Report Israeli Army Brutality [1] MORE: - Tanks Menacingly Point Their Turrets [2] - Fun With The Red Crescent..And A Political Concern


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0204/S00042.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0204/S00043.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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First We Take Wigram…

- National Party leader Bill English officially opened Alec Neill's campaign to win the seat of Wigram during a visit to the electorate today. See... 'Wigram For Sale' [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00168.htm


Closing The Digital Divide

- Efforts to create a more innovative New Zealand could isolate pockets of our society unless proper effort is put into ensuring all New Zealanders can learn about and access new technology, Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Steve Maharey said. See... 'Digital Divide' Threatens Social Cohesion [1] and Maharey Speech: Communities &The Knowledge Economy [2] REACTION: - Libz - Digital Divide A Social Engineers' Myth


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00166.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00165.htm


Maori Tourism Partnership Welcomed

- The Minister of Maori Affairs, Hon. Parekura Horomia, welcomed today’s signing of a tourism partnership agreement between the Tai Tokerau Maori & Cultural Tourism Association and Destination Northland Ltd. See... Minister Welcomes Northland Tourism Partnership [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00167.htm


Cullen Refutes Maori Tax Loophole Claim

- “National Party revenue spokesperson Annabel Young has completely misunderstood the government’s decisions relating to the tax treatment of Maori authorities,” Revenue Minister Michael Cullen said today. See... Young Dead Wrong [1] and Tax Loophole For Maori Charities [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00164.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00157.htm


Sea Lion Toll Closes Squid Fishery

- An unacceptable number of sea lion kills has forced the early closure of the Auckland Islands squid fishery, Fisheries Minister Pete Hodgson said today. See... Sea Lion Kills Force Closure Of Squid Fishery [1] and Greens Call For More Protection For NZ Sea Lions [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00163.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00178.htm


Theses Are The Days Of Our Select Committees

- Committee meetings There were 13 committee meetings. Eight of these were outside Wellington. The other five were in the parliamentary complex. See... Select Committee Business 5 April to 12 April 2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00171.htm


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