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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Hard News Is Here!
Don Brash Resigns, Will Stand For National
Anzac Remembrance: Chino’s Story
Upton-on-line: Lessons From Le Pen
Keith Rankin: Heyerdahl and Atlantis
POV: The Failings Of Zero Tolerance
Supercomputer Mayday Weather
Questions Over Maori TV Head
Waiau Fandango: Newswire Satire
Feedback: Onwards Christian Correspondents
Secondary Teachers Roll Out More Strike Action

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Nats Industrial Relations Policy
Dealing With Youth Crime
Committee Calls For Full Transend Audit
No Evidence Of Insider Trading Over Air NZ
The Difference Between Mad And Bad
Reconciliation For Past Discrimination
Naughty Nats Spoil Anzac Spirit

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Hard News Is Here!

- One of the more notable - and welcome - social shifts in the past decade or two has been the rehabilitation of Anzac Day. See... HARD NEWS 26/04/02 - Soldiering On [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00150.htm


Don Brash Resigns, Will Stand For National

- Reserve Bank Governor Don Brash today announced his resignation from the Bank, to take effect immediately. See... Brash Resigns [1] and business As Usual [2] REACTION: - Bill English - Delighted By Announcement [3] - Michael Cullen - Contribution acknowledged [4] - Interview [5] - Richard Prebble - A No-Confidence Vote [6] - Winston Peters - Brash Back Out Of The Closet [7] - David Carter - Carter Welcomes Brash To National [8] - EMA - Thanks Don [9] - Backing his principles [10]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00172.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00179.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00385.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00377.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00392.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00382.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00387.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00389.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00174.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00178.htm


Anzac Remembrance: Chino’s Story

- This man lived in Papakura, a town about 30 kilometres south of Auckland City, New Zealand. He had witnessed the worst and the best of human endeavour. He called himself Chino. See... An ANZAC – In Memory of a Man of Peace [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00141.htm


Upton-on-line: Lessons From Le Pen

- Rarely has an election night generated so many wonderful one-line reactions, so many declamations of despair, so many flights of patriotic fantasy, so many apparatchiks nursing bitten tongues. France – or at least the political classes – are in a lather. See... Upton-on-line - Diaspora Edition 26/4/2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00145.htm


Keith Rankin: Heyerdahl and Atlantis

- In the last two weeks, Thor Heyerdahl (of Kon Tiki fame) died. And BBC World rescreened two Horizon programmes, Atlantis Uncovered and Atlantis Reborn Again. See... Keith Rankin: Heyerdahl and Atlantis [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00144.htm


POV: The Failings Of Zero Tolerance

- Mr Prebble must have his wires crossed. Not only did New York not implement zero tolerance per se (their program was called Broken Windows) the effectiveness of the program in reducing crime has been hotly contested. See... Zero Tolerance Makes Zero Sense [1] - Feedback on last week’s POV [2] - Feedback on last week’s POV (2) [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00142.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00148.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00149.htm


Supercomputer Mayday Weather

- The following images show May Day (May the 1st) weather forecasts for the US East & West Coasts, Europe, The Middle East, South America and Australasia. See... Supercomputer Weather: Mayday Around The Globe [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00143.htm


Questions Over Maori TV Head

- Finance Minister Michael Cullen said he was concerned at an article in today’s New Zealand Herald casting doubt on the CV and credentials of John Davy, the newly appointed chief executive of the Maori Television Service. See... Government Wants Report Into Maori TV Head [1] Also: - ACT(1) - Investigation Into Maori TV Chief Executive [2] - ACT(2) - It's Aotearoa Television All Over Again... [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00376.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00375.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00378.htm


Waiau Fandango: Newswire Satire

- In a lavish ceremony held in the Swiss resort town of St. Moritz, Henry Kissenger received the Ribbentrop award for his life-time achievement in diplomatic manipulation. See... Waiau Fandango: World News Round-up [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00147.htm


Feedback: Onwards Christian Correspondents

- Andre Hanson felt it necessary to correct Mr. English's press release regarding his plans for a memorial and the biblical citation therein. Now I find I must correct Mr. Hanson. See... Feedback: Readers Defend English’s Bible Knowledge [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00146.htm


Secondary Teachers Roll Out More Strike Action

- A series of rolling strikes will begin next week as industrial action over the lack of a secondary teachers collective agreement intensifies in term two. See... Teachers Begin Rolling Strikes [1] REACTION: - Nats - Second Term Shambles [2] - ACT - Action Reflects Poorly On Mallard [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00168.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00372.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00368.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Nats Industrial Relations Policy

- Lowering standards is no way to increase employment, said Alliance Leader and Minister of Youth and Women’s Affairs, Hon Laila Harré, in response to the release of National’s industrial relations policy. See - National Lives Down To Minister’s Expectations [1] More Reaction: Margaret Wilson - National Moves To The Right [2] Richard Prebble - Industrial Relations Policy Too Timid [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00404.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00405.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00394.htm


Dealing With Youth Crime

- The Government today released a wide-ranging strategy for dealing with youth crime. The strategy is based on the report of a Ministerial Taskforce on youth offending, chaired by Chief District Court Judge, David Carruthers. See... Youth Crime Strategy Launched [1] More: - ACT - Politically-Correct Nonsense [2] - Greens - Youth Crime Strategy Solid [3] - Nats - Govt Continues National's Youth Crime Strategy [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00399.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00411.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00410.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00409.htm


Committee Calls For Full Transend Audit

- National MP Hon Murray McCully and ACT MP Rodney Hide said today that they were pleased that the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee had concluded its lengthy financial review of NZ Post with a call for the Auditor-General to undertake a full audit of NZ Post's Transend. See... FEC Calls In Auditor-General On Transend [1] More: - FEC - Financial Review Of NZ Post [2] - $150,000 A Month On Lawyers [3] - McCully & Hide - Calculated Attempt To Deceive [4] - NZ Post - NZ Post Welcomes Committee Report [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00401.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00398.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00396.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00395.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00182.htm


No Evidence Of Insider Trading Over Air NZ

- The Securities Commission has released a report of its inquiry into statements in the media that led to the trading halts in Air New Zealand (Air NZ) shares in September 2001. It has found no evidence of wrongdoing by the PM’s office or insider trading. See... Securities Commission Report Released [1] More: - Mark Burton - Shareholding Ministers Comfortable [2] - Clark/Cullen - On Secrities Commission [3] - Nats - PM Slips Up Again - English [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0204/S00184.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00406.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00402.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00408.htm


The Difference Between Mad And Bad

- The Claude Gabriel case highlights the need for an end to the extreme difference between the way we treat `bad' killings and `mad' killings, ACT Justice Spokesman MP Stephen Franks said today. See... Time For Rational Law On Mad Defence [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00388.htm


Reconciliation For Past Discrimination

- The government is calling for submissions on an appropriate form of reconciliation with the Chinese community following an apology for past discrimination, Prime Minister Helen Clark and Minister for Ethnic Affairs George Hawkins announced today. See... Past Discrimination Against Chinese Community [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00381.htm


Naughty Nats Spoil Anzac Spirit

- “On Anzac Day in Tauranga the National Party caravan was parked outside the Anzac Day Commemorations at Queen Elizabeth II Park. In short it was a blatant attempt to politicise an event of great importance to New Zealanders,” New Zealand First. See... National MPs Politicise ANZAC Day [1] Also: - Libertarianz - Clem Not The Only Anzac Rebel [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00403.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00180.htm


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