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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House - Today's Q&A
Israel Changes Mind, Denies UN Team Entry
Rings’ Power Still With NZ
Tube Talk: Great Hair In Real Time
Ruddock Under Fire As Standoff Continues
Arrest For Alkema Murder, Public Help Still Needed
Ransom Underwriting Opens Can Of Worms
Big News: Rare Integrity Shines In Political Mire
Animal Liberation Front Claim Shampoo Sabotage
30% Of Educated Hipsters Secretly Enjoy Britney

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Youth Drug Court Established
Dangerous, Unpredictable, Murderous
Drop Foreign Student Fees Levy - Newman
Dismissal Of Kyoto Protocol Alternative “Arrogant”
English Wants Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier
Peters’ Treaty Industry Tirade Dismissed
Rich Never Said Anything About Religion In Committee

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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: Youth Drug And Alcohol Abuse – Alliance Break-Up (1) – Palestine - Alliance Break-Up (2) – Immigration – NZ Post (1) – Treaty And Corrections – NZ Post (2) - Access To Pharmaceuticals - Artists' Dole Scheme – War Memories. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 24 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]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00137.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/myscoop/index.html
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00131.htm


Israel Changes Mind, Denies UN Team Entry

- World Health Organisation experts have been prevented from entering Jenin refugee camp – access was blocked by Israeli soldiers. And Israel has changed its mind again, this time blocking a UN fact-finding team from entering Israel and the Palestinian territories after granting it access only yesterday. See... Israel Again Shuts UN Teams Out of West Bank [1] MORE: - Preliminary Findings Of Amnesty Visit To Jenin [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00135.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0204/S00102.htm


Rings’ Power Still With NZ

- A scoping study into the lasting effects of The Lord of the Rings project proves the impressive economic benefits for New Zealand from the production, says Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Judith Tizard today. See... Lasting Effects For New Zealand From LOTR [1] and Tizard Speech: Lasting Effects Of The LOTR Project [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00351.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00352.htm


Tube Talk: Great Hair In Real Time

- Sometimes, television gets so obsessed with being socially responsible, that it forgets one of its primary objectives: to entertain us. See... Tube Talk: 24 Reasons To Trust No One [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00136.htm


Ruddock Under Fire As Standoff Continues

- Australian immigration officials say 28 guards have been injured so far in clashes with the asylum seekers at the Curtin detention centre in Western Australia. See... Asylum Seekers Continue Stand-off in WA [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00133.htm


Arrest For Alkema Murder, Public Help Still Needed

- Police investigating the murder of Lower Hutt woman Kate Alkema still need public help with information despite the arrest of a man late last night. See... Public help still sought despite arrest [1] and Man arrested for Kate Alkema homicide [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0204/S00058.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0204/S00057.htm


Ransom Underwriting Opens Can Of Worms

- ACT Justice spokesman Stephen Franks is calling on the Government to state its policy for dealing with ransom demands. “We need to know without delay because the Prime Minister has increased the risk for every child in New Zealand.” See... Clear Up Ransom And Hostage Policy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00350.htm


Big News: Rare Integrity Shines In Political Mire

- After Fortuin made his decision not to reapply for his job, English had the audacity to call him a man of integrity, while the Government said they may have appointed him if he had not withdrawn his application. See... Big News: Race And Clergy “Relations” [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00134.htm


Animal Liberation Front Claim Shampoo Sabotage

- Earlier today, members on the Animal Liberation Front placed 38 bottles of PANTENE PRO V shampoo contaminated with ammonia and hydrogen peroxide in 13 supermarkets throughout New Zealand. These bottles are not identifiable in any way and are randomly mixed with unlaced bottles. See… Animal Liberation Contaminate Bottles Of Shampoo REACTION: - Wellington Animal Action [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00167.htm


30% Of Educated Hipsters Secretly Enjoy Britney

- In research with significant implications for Marian “Bobo” Hobbs’ TV charter, student website Varsity.co.nz has found that students overwhelmingly rate The Simpsons as the greatest cartoon of all time. See... The Simpsons Rule, Britney Sux [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0204/S00032.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Youth Drug Court Established

- The Christchurch Youth Drug Court is the first initiative arising out of the Government’s Task Force on Youth Crime aimed at reducing youth offending, Justice Minister Phil Goff said today. See... Youth Drug Court Aims To Break Youth Crime Cycle [1] and Youth Drug Court Pilot Welcomed [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00354.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00365.htm


Dangerous, Unpredictable, Murderous

- Green Biosecurity Spokesperson Ian Ewen-Street today said he was concerned that a species of African crazy ant discovered in the Port of Auckland this week is suddenly devastating marine species on Christmas Island. See... Greens Concerned About Crazy African Ants [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00360.htm


Drop Foreign Student Fees Levy - Newman

- ACT Tertiary Education Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today condemned the Government's attempts to force through, without consultation, a new levy on tertiary institutions who accept foreign fee-paying students. See... New Export Education Levy A Shambles [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00361.htm


Dismissal Of Kyoto Protocol Alternative “Arrogant”

- The Labour/Alliance/Alliance Government has been too quick rejecting the Business New Zealand alternative to an early signing of the Kyoto agreements, ACT Rural Affairs Spokesman MP Owen Jennings said today. See... Business Alternative To Kyoto Dismissed Arrogantly [1] SEE ALSO: Business NZ [2] and Govt [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00358.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00152.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00320.htm


English Wants Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

- Tomorrow New Zealand remembers our war dead with ANZAC Day, today National wants to give special recognition to all our war veterans, says National Party Leader Bill English. See... Nats Will Establish A Tomb Of The Unknown Warrior [1] and National Policy An Endorsement Of The Government [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00357.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00363.htm


Peters’ Treaty Industry Tirade Dismissed

- “Winston Peters' recent speech to the Taradale Rotary Club was nothing more than a hypocritical attempt at stirring up the politics of resentment,” says National's Maori Affairs and Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations spokesperson Georgina Te Heuheu. See... Winston Repeats His Politics Of Resentment [1] . SEE ALSO: Peters' Speech


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00349.htm


Rich Never Said Anything About Religion In Committee

- “National MP, Katherine Rich, has contradicted herself on the TVNZ Bill by publicly criticising amendments that she did not oppose in the Commerce Committee, and that her party voted for on a previous occasion”, said David Cunliffe, MP for Titirangi. See... Rich: A ‘Born Again Agnostic’ [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00366.htm


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