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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Hard News Is Here
Sludge: US Complicity In Venezuelan Coup
Howard’s End: Get Over It, Get On With It
GUTTED! NZ Loses World Cup
"The Unbearable Stench Of Death” - Jenin
Keith Rankin: Untangling Auckland Traffic Trouble
Feedback: Readers Share Their Geopolitical Wisdom
Peters Condemns Treaty Grievance Industry

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Transparent Tax Havens Welcomed
No Donation From Sovereign Yachts Says Jim
Nats Not Happy About Appointment Process
South Waikato To Get Govt Boost
CHP Calls For Ethics In Business
New Electorate Boundaries Announced

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Hard News Is Here

- You'd have thought from the last few political polls that the Prime Minister was utterly untouchable. Labour is polling as high as 56 per cent - twice where National's at and miles clear of the need to patch together a coalition. See... HARD NEWS 19/04/02 - Just Sign Here [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00114.htm


Sludge: US Complicity In Venezuelan Coup

- In this edition: Powell’s Red Herring Peace Mission - An Appropriate Response To Deceptive Bullying. See... Sludge Report #133 - Powell’s Red Herring Mission [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00111.htm


Howard’s End: Get Over It, Get On With It

- The talkback lines have gone ballistic across the country following the IRB announcement that we have lost our fight to co-host next year's Rugby World Cup. There is a fundamental lesson we forgot in all this; - never upset the mind you are trying to convince. See… Howard's End: C'mon Kiwi - Get The Spirit!


GUTTED! NZ Loses World Cup

- "Generous accommodations made by RWCL to meet the needs and problems of the NZRU were repaid with consistent failures and wholly inappropriate behaviour ... the outstanding Australian proposal held an attraction, a professionalism and a logic which were irresistible." See... Hosting Arrangements For Rugby World Cup 2003 [1] REACTION: - NZRFU - NZ Disappointed At Decision [2] - ARU - Australia Pledges To Stage Best Ever World Cup [3] - Trevor Mallard - Disappointment at World Cup loss [4] - Penny Webster - Mallard's Sick Comments are Not On [5] - Richard Prebble - What Has Been Mr Mallard's Role? [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0204/S00086.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00129.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0204/S00090.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00275.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00290.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00288.htm


"The Unbearable Stench Of Death” - Jenin

- Red Cross workers and independent journalists tonight speak of the horrific destruction of Jenin refugee camp: the unbearable stench of death, continuous sounds of explosions and lack of food and water – this is the result of Israel’s tour of duty: Operation Defensive Shield. See... "The Unbearable Stench Of Death” - Jenin [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00110.htm


Keith Rankin: Untangling Auckland Traffic Trouble

- Auckland's billion dollar traffic problem cannot be resolved so long as there are seen as just two factions spouting the slogans: “complete the motorway network” or “no more motorways”. See... Keith Rankin: The Traffic Devil is in the Detail [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00112.htm


Feedback: Readers Share Their Geopolitical Wisdom

- In This Edition: On Powell’s Red Herring Mission – The Real Yasser Arafat – Israeli Apartheid. See... Scoop Feedback: More Geopolitical Analysis [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00115.htm


Peters Condemns Treaty Grievance Industry

- Most Maori living in the provinces, in the suburbs and in the poor areas of our cities do not see a cent. All that has been accomplished is the creation of a spectacularly rich cabal of Maori elite. See… Race Relations -- What Has Changed?


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Transparent Tax Havens Welcomed

- Revenue Minister Michael Cullen today welcomed news that 31 of the 38 jurisdictions identified as tax havens have agreed to introduce transparent tax systems and exchange tax information within the OECD by 2005. See... Tax Haven Co-Operation Welcomed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00281.htm


No Donation From Sovereign Yachts Says Jim

- Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton says a report in this morning’s National Business Review claiming he or the Alliance received a donation from Sovereign yachts is wrong. See... NBR Story Totally Wrong [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00282.htm


Nats Not Happy About Appointment Process

- The Government has, once again, shown arrogant disregard for honest consultation in appointing a new group of Human Rights Commissioners, says National's Justice spokesman, Wayne Mapp. See... Govt. Embarks On Clayton's Consultation - Again [1] MORE: -Govt - Human Rights Commissioners Appointed [2] -HRC - HRC Welcomes New Commissioners [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00291.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00280.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00131.htm


South Waikato To Get Govt Boost

- Assistance for economic development in the South Waikato is being boosted following the Carter Holt Harvey's proposal to cut up to 400 jobs from the Kinleith Mill. See... Three-Pronged Boost For South Waikato [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00289.htm


CHP Calls For Ethics In Business

- Christian Heritage is concerned about recent reports that indicate the possibility of insider trading involving the Prime Minister's office and Air New Zealand shares have been referred to the Securities Commission. See... CHP Calls For Improved Ethics In Business And Govt [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00133.htm


New Electorate Boundaries Announced

- The electoral boundaries that will be used for the next two general elections were announced by the Representation Commission after being presented to the Governor General today. See... Final Electoral Boundaries Announced [1] MORE: -Alliance - New Waitakere Seat Positive For The Alliance [2] -ACT - Electoral Boundaries Favour Labour [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00126.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00268.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00267.htm


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