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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House - Today's Q&A
Government Releases Kyoto Package
Reaction To Today's Kyoto Policy Announcement:
Head Of Maori TV Sacked As A Fraud
Big NZ Post Redundancies Inherited
Aziz Choudhry: Roger Award Fingers CHH
Noam Chomsky Interviewed On The Middle East
Paulo Politico: Boundaries Good For Labour
David Miller: Stage Set For Le Pen
Funny-Looking & Tasty May Not Be More Nutritious

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
You’re Not In The Reserve Bank Now, Dr Brash
CER Success On Both Sides, Should Be Extended
Mayday 2002: What’s On Where
Mallard Announces Secondary Education Initiatives
Cannabis Law Not Only An Ass, It’s a Racist Ass
CYF Release Youth Justice Plan
Trans-Tasman Environment Chin-Wag

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Scoop Is In The House - Today's Q&A

– Today’s questions with paraphrased answers. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 30 April [1] To sign up to receive the answers in your inbox as they are posted, for free, CLICK HERE [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00163.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/myscoop/index.html


Government Releases Kyoto Package

- The Government’s preferred policy package on climate change has both environmental integrity and careful regard for the nation’s economic interests, says the Convenor of the Ministerial Group on Climate Change, Pete Hodgson. - Climate change policies to ensure NZ’s future [1] - Questions and Answers on Preferred Policy Package [2] - Renewable energy target for New Zealand [3] - Kyoto Protocol: Pete Hodgson Speech [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00461.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00460.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00459.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00458.htm


Reaction To Today's Kyoto Policy Announcement:

- Greens - Kyoto - All Talk, No Action [1] - Greenpeace - Government Fudges On Climate Change [2] - EPMU - Workers say ok to Kyoto [3] - Federated Farmers - Package Requires Close Scrutiny [4] - Nats - National Will Review [5] - Another Tax [6] - EMA Northern - Kyoto To Raise Taxes [7] - EMA Central - Only Good For Bureaucrats [8] - Business NZ - Gambling on Kyoto [9] - NZ First - Sell Out To Loony Green Fringe [10] - ACT - Policy Move NZ To Command Economy [11] - CTU - Most CTU Concerns Addressed [12] - TIA - Tourism Industry Weighs Up Impacts Of Kyoto [13] - ECO - Policy Caves In To Polluter Pressure [14] - GPC - Climate Change Policies [15] - Climate Defence Network - Climate Policy Cop-Out [16]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00451.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00216.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00214.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00211.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00457.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00469.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00212.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00210.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00205.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00455.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00453.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00209.htm
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00208.htm
[14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00206.htm
[15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00215.htm
[16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00217.htm


Head Of Maori TV Sacked As A Fraud

- The Maori Television Service Board today dismissed Chief Executive, Mr John Davy for serious misconduct. Chairman Derek Fox said that over the weekend the Board had received information indicating that Mr Davy had provided false information about his background. See... Maori TV Service Board Dismisses CEO [1] REACTION: - Nats - Heads Should Roll Over Botched Appointment [2] - ACT - Set Up To Fail? [3] - Why Millennium People? [4] - NZ First - How Come Labour Is Not Copping The Flak [5] - Govt - Maori Television Service Overcomes Challenge [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00202.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00435.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00434.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00452.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00433.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00441.htm


Big NZ Post Redundancies Inherited

- State Owned Enterprises Minister Mark Burton said he is satisfied that New Zealand Post has taken appropriate steps to ensure that current redundancy provisions are reasonable and in line with standard practice. See... Report Received On NZ Post Payments [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00445.htm


Aziz Choudhry: Roger Award Fingers CHH

- US-based timber titan International Paper now has a 50.1% share in Carter Holt Harvey (CHH) which was once one of New Zealand's 'own' transnational corporations. Like its parent company, it is virulently anti-worker, anti union, and, in spite of its attempts at greenwashing its image, a menace to the environment. See... Forestry Giant Cut To Size At Award Ceremony [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00162.htm


Noam Chomsky Interviewed On The Middle East

- Bush's support for Sharon is not very different from Clinton's support for Barak. Their policies are not all that different, and in fact the current actions have been fully supported by the political opposition. See... BTL Q&A: Noam Chomsky On Middle East Conflict [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00161.htm


Paulo Politico: Boundaries Good For Labour

- The recently released electoral boundaries are a victory for the Labour Party. As a rule it is in the interests of the opposition party (National in this case) to create as many marginal electorates as possible. See... The Count Is On: Labour 44 – All Others 23 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00160.htm


David Miller: Stage Set For Le Pen

- Set against a backdrop of rising anti-Semitism in Europe and the situation in the Middle East, Jean-Marie Le Pen's victory has led the French and Europe to question the levels of political extremism that exists within their borders. See... David Miller Online: Why Did Le Pen Win? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00158.htm


Funny-Looking & Tasty May Not Be More Nutritious

- Claims that organically produced food has superior nutritional benefits do not appear to be supported by the available evidence, according to a recent University of Otago study which is the first critical review of research comparing organic and conventional foods to be published by a leading international science journal. See... Organic Produce No More Nutritious [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0204/S00017.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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You’re Not In The Reserve Bank Now, Dr Brash

- “It is completely inappropriate for the former Reserve Bank Governor, Don Brash, to comment publicly on what he expects will happen to interest rates in the May Monetary Policy Statement,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. See... Brash’s interest rates tip inappropriate - Cullen [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00468.htm


CER Success On Both Sides, Should Be Extended

- The foreign affairs, defence, and trade select committee's report on the relationship with Australia was an informed contribution to discussions on where we take the economic relationship with Australia, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Minister Welcomes Select Committee Report [1] REACTION: - Keith Locke - CER No Level Playing Field [2] - Rod Donald - Greens Reject NZ Becoming Australia's 7th State [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00467.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00465.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00463.htm


Mayday 2002: What’s On Where

- Take your pick of rallies, carnivals, protests and vigils for Mayday, tomorrow. See... May Day: What's On Where On 1 May [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00204.htm


Mallard Announces Secondary Education Initiatives

- Education Minister Trevor Mallard today announced initiatives to boost literacy in secondary schools. See... Focus On Secondary School Literacy [1] MORE: - Mallard Speech: Secondary Principals’ Conference [2] - Laptops For Secondary School Teachers [3] REACTION: Donna Awatere Huata [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00443.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00444.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00442.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00447.htm


Cannabis Law Not Only An Ass, It’s a Racist Ass

- Green Party Drug Law Reform spokesperson Nandor Tanczos today said a new study from the Christchurch School of Medicine showed clearly that the current cannabis laws in New Zealand are applied in a racist manner and are a total failure at reducing use. See... New Cannabis Study Shows The Law Is Racist [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00466.htm


CYF Release Youth Justice Plan

- Reducing the rate and severity of child and youth re-offending is the goal of Child, Youth and Family’s Youth Justice Plan formally released today. See... CYF youth justice plan released [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00464.htm


Trans-Tasman Environment Chin-Wag

- 30 April 2002 New Zealand's Waste Strategy, launched last month, will be one of the features at a meeting of Australian and New Zealand environment ministers in Australia this week. See... NZ Waste Strategy for Australia [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00462.htm


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