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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House - Today's Q&A
Heavenly Alignment – Such Sweet Symmetry
POV: It’s A Woman’s World
Platitudes, Piffle & Thieving Bunch Of Thugs
New Zealand Waters Getting Warmer
NZ Parkinson’s Disease Sufferer Goes The Distance
The Yellow Brick Road From Harvard To Enron, Pt. 3
Life Might Be Complicated But The Truth Is Not
Once A Town, Now A Lunar Landscape
Enslaved By Addiction To News Media
Work Stoppages Double But Remain Low

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Who’s Helped By New Electoral Boundaries?
Is Rodney Hide A Political Vandal?
Major Parties Line Up Young Blood
Young Nats Explore The Expressive Potential Of Collage
The Captain’s Word Is Law
That’s Not Fair!
Paper Wasp Breaches Biosecurity

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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: Sovereign Yachts (1) – Middle East - Sovereign Yachts (2) - Tourism Strategy 2010 – Teachers’ Strike - Maori Land Court – Waka Jumping – US Free Trade Deal – Prisoners Understanding Of The Law - Resource Management Act. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –18 April [1] To sign up to receive the answers in your inbox as they are posted, for free, CLICK HERE [2] - Tuesday's Q&A [3] - Wednesday's Q&A [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00108.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/myscoop/index.html
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00086.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00099.htm


Heavenly Alignment – Such Sweet Symmetry

- Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Venus, Mercury, Uranus, Neptune are all lining up from east to west in a celestial curve in our daytime sky – unfortunately for New Zealanders they all except for Jupiter sneak over the western horizon as night falls. See... Planets Align – Doomsday Or Astronomy Delight? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00107.htm


POV: It’s A Woman’s World

- What’s it like to be a man? No really, what is it like? Short of putting one into therapy for 10 years and extracting marrow from bone we may never know. Not because we don’t want to or because men are aliens but because men don’t seem to know themselves, writes Barbara Sumner Burstyn. See... Restoring Testosterone [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00102.htm


Platitudes, Piffle & Thieving Bunch Of Thugs

- I have joined the ranks of the conspiracy theorists. Evidence of the conspiracy of which I speak is incontrovertible & irresistible. It is the conspiracy of the bland, the touchy-feely & the shades of gray. See... Perigo: The Conspiracy of Blandness [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00104.htm


New Zealand Waters Getting Warmer

- The oceans around New Zealand are warming at a rate not seen since the 1930s. Figures from NIWA show that the ocean temperature around New Zealand has increased rapidly over the last 10 years. See... New Zealand’s Oceans Are Hotting Up [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0204/S00011.htm


NZ Parkinson’s Disease Sufferer Goes The Distance - A Waikato man with Parkinson’s disease who completed the Flora London Marathon on Sunday says it was a dream come true and hopes it will raise awareness of Parkinson’s in New Zealand. See... NZ Man Completes London Marathon, With Parkinson's [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00106.htm


The Yellow Brick Road From Harvard To Enron, Pt. 3

- A rose by any other name is still a rose. A syndicate, by any other name, may just be a consortium. See... What was so special about 1974? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00105.htm


Life Might Be Complicated But The Truth Is Not

- My heart bleeds when I read the newspapers and articles on the internet nowadays. All over the world people are accusing Israel, the country I live in currently, of being “the most vile, terrorist-laden, diabolical and fascist state ever created ... See... Terrorism As A Way Of Life [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00101.htm


Once A Town, Now A Lunar Landscape

- Speaking from inside Jenin Refugee Camp, Amnesty International delegate Javier Zuniga said, This is one of the worst scenes of devastation I have ever witnessed. It is almost impossible to conceive that what was once a town is now a lunar landscape. See... Jenin: Amnesty Call For Humanitarian Assistance [1] MORE: - Kristen Schurr - Israel Detains, Beats Observers [2] -Gush Shalom - Human Rights Violations April 16 [3] -Gush Shalom - Systematic Abuse Of Prisoners [4] -DAFAFP - International Activists Detained, Beaten [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0204/S00082.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0204/S00081.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0204/S00079.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0204/S00080.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0204/S00083.htm


Enslaved By Addiction To News Media

- "Monotony" is the name of the new designer drug that is sweeping through New Zealand. We were able to interview a former addict, on the condition we did not identify him- we told DR Don Brash that this was fine by us. See... Waiau Fandango: Away From The Quiet Pockets Of Joy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00103.htm


Work Stoppages Double But Remain Low

- Forty-two work stoppages ended in the December 2001 year, according to latest figures from Statistics New Zealand. This is double the number that was recorded last year, but remains under 50 stoppages, consistent with levels recorded over the past four .See... Work Stoppages: December 2001 quarter [1] MORE: - Govt - Figures No Surprise [2] -CTU - Strikes Still Lower Than Average For Last Decade [3] -Business NZ - Reflection Of Collective Approach [4] - ACT - Rising Number Of Strikes Causes Concern [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0204/S00126.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00259.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00116.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00115.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00256.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Who’s Helped By New Electoral Boundaries?

- The electoral boundaries overwhelmingly favour Labour, ACT leader Richard Prebble says. See... Electoral Boundaries Favour Labour [1] . See also… New Waitakere Seat Positive For The Alliance [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00267.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00268.htm


Is Rodney Hide A Political Vandal?

- Economic development minister Jim Anderton is concerned that ACT Party MP Rodney Hide is attacking business and investment for political gain. “Having tried and failed to destroy NZ Post, Rodney Hide is taking it on himself to attack Sovereign Yachts for his own political profile. In my view this is political vandalism.” See... ACTing Against Business [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00255.htm


Major Parties Line Up Young Blood

- NZ Young Nationals Chair Grant Tyrrell today congratulated Paul Foster on his selection as the National Candidate for Dunedin South. See... Second Young Nationals Candidate Selected [1] and Record Lineup Of Young Candidates For Labour [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00118.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00123.htm


Young Nats Explore The Expressive Potential Of Collage

- Young Nationals today released another chapter in the “Paintergate” saga having unearthed more “Helen Clark pictures.” See... Young Nats Unearth Helen's Portfolio [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00120.htm


The Captain’s Word Is Law

- Foreign Minister Phil Goff has welcomed New Zealand’s election as President of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. See... NZ Heads United Nations Law Of The Sea Body [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00269.htm


That’s Not Fair!

- The Green Party released evidence today that the United States would aim to get rid of labelling of genetically engineered food as part of any new free trade deal. See... Free Trade Deal Threatens GE Labelling [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00265.htm


Paper Wasp Breaches Biosecurity

- Green Biosecurity Spokesperson Ian Ewen-Street today said education programmes aimed at travellers arriving in New Zealsand by boat were needed in light of the discovery of an oriental paper wasp and several eggs in Picton. See... Picton Biosecurity Incursion [1] and Paper Wasp Found At Picton's Waikawa Bay [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00263.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0204/S00012.htm

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