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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
Letter From Elsewhere: Wish I Was In Arizona
Tube Talk: Strip Show Works It, Slacker Show Sags
May Day: Wilson Reflects On Gains For Workers
May Day Satire: The Other March
May Day: Business NZ This Year’s Target
May Day: Remembering Socialism’s Victims
May Day: Ever Wonder What The Protesters Ask For?
New Wellington Regional Hospital Gets Go-Ahead
Feedback: Scoop News, Do Try It

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Harre Kicks Of 4-Weeks Annual Leave Campaign
Organics Still safer & Healthier - Greens
Agriculture Harder Hit By Kyoto Than It Appears
Shopkeeper Murderer Wouldn't Be A 'Hate Killer'
Burton Snatches Headline Back Off Mark
Mallard Red-Carded

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Scoop Is In The House

– Today's questions for oral answer with paraphrased questions. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 1 May [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/HL0205/S00005.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/myscoop/index.html
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00163.htm


Letter From Elsewhere: Wish I Was In Arizona

- When the big gas heater broke down just as the southerly hit Wellington this week, I wished I were back in Arizona, where the thermometer is already heading up into the 30s - only they insist on calling it the 90s. See... Letter From Elsewhere: Arizona [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00001.htm


Tube Talk: Strip Show Works It, Slacker Show Sags

- This is the tale of two new Kiwi TV comedies - both made in Wellington, both pitched at the urban youth demographic, and both currently screening on TV3. One is charming and shows promise; the other one stinks, and will hopefully die a quick ratings death before being sold to Lithuania. See... Tube Talk: The little strip show that could [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00006.htm


May Day: Wilson Reflects On Gains For Workers

- Minister of Labour Hon Margaret Wilson has marked May Day with a reminder of the gains made for New Zealand workers under the Labour/Coalition Government. See... May Day Provides Timely Reminder [1] SEE ALSO: - CTU - Mayday Storm Clouds Ahead For NZ Workers? [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00003.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00002.htm


May Day Satire: The Other March

- A massive seventeen people surged down the left-hand footpath of Willis Street yesterday in a popular demonstration of support for the economic ideology of Capitalism. See... Babylon Express: Capitalism On The March [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00004.htm


May Day: Business NZ This Year’s Target

- As part of the Wellington Carnival Against Capitalism we are protesting against Business NZ, the largest and most influential business or capitalist lobby group in New Zealand today. See... What’s Wrong With Business NZ [1] . See also... May Day: What's On Where On 1 May [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00219.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00204.htm


May Day: Remembering Socialism’s Victims

- On May Day 2002, libertarians will be quietly reflecting on the around 100 million lives lost in the 20th century to socialism, announced Libertarianz Leader and Tauranga Candidate Russell Watkins today. See... May Day Memories [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00003.htm


May Day: Ever Wonder What The Protesters Ask For?

- what we *do* have are sub/sets of demands, evercircling on the bloodmoon of our tongues... we who are writing this demand that today & all days & nights following, there be an end of the following hateful ways of being with/in the world. See... communique from the catechresia collective [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00009.htm


New Wellington Regional Hospital Gets Go-Ahead

- Health Minister Annette King today announced major redevelopments of health services in the Wellington region, including a new regional hospital in Newtown, remodernisation of Kenepuru Hospital, and more health facilities for Kapiti. See... Wellington Regional Hospital Plan Gets Go Ahead [1] MORE: - Roger Sowry - Govt Reannounces New Hospital [2] - Sue Kedgley - Wellington Hospital Decision Welcomed [3] - Marian Hobbs - New Hospital Decision Applauded [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00007.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00021.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00014.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00012.htm


Feedback: Scoop News, Do Try It

- I am an international student (from India) at the uni of canterbury doing B.A. (Hons.) in Journalism. I deeply appreciate your "Raw news" format. See... Feedback: Thoughts On News From Home & Away [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00003.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Harre Kicks Of 4-Weeks Annual Leave Campaign

- Laila Harré today launched the Alliance’s “Four Weeks Annual Leave” campaign – a campaign to win an extra week of holidays for all New Zealanders. See... Launch Of Alliance Campaign For Four Weeks Leave [1] MORE: - Sue Bradford - Support For Four Weeks Leave [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00020.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00023.htm


Organics Still safer & Healthier - Greens

- Green Agriculture Spokesperson Ian Ewen-Street today said people were choosing to eat organic food in increasing numbers because it was free of pesticide residues and other agri-chemicals. See... Organic Food Healthier - Greens [1] MORE: - Life Sciences - LSN Refutes Green Claims That Organic Food Better [2] - Otago Uni - Organic Produce No More Nutritious [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00008.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0205/S00004.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0204/S00017.htm


Agriculture Harder Hit By Kyoto Than It Appears

- A not-very-clever piece of Muldoonist trickery has lulled most commentators into thinking the farming community has got off lightly in the Government's Kyoto announcement yesterday, ACT Rural Affairs Spokesman Owen Jennings said today. See... Kyoto Arrangements Much Worse Than Most Realise [1] and Body Blow for Farm Forestry [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00016.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00027.htm


Shopkeeper Murderer Wouldn't Be A 'Hate Killer'

- Today's 10 year “life sentence” for William Holtz for murdering an Indian shopkeeper shows the unprincipled nature of the government's new “hate crime” provisions in the Sentencing and Parole Reform Bill, says ACT's justice spokesman Stephen Franks. See... Shopkeeper Killer Would Duck Hate Crime Penalty [1] SEE ALSO: - Nats - Holtz Prime Candidate For 'Life Means Life' [2] - Richard Prebble - Speech: Zero Tolerance For Crime [3] - Ken Shirley - Speech: Zero Tolerance For Crime [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00001.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00006.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00011.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00010.htm


Burton Snatches Headline Back Off Mark

- Responding to a New Zealand First media release issued today, Defence Minister Mark Burton said it disappoints him that Ron Mark is claiming credit where no credit is due. See... Ron Mark Claims Rejected [1] and Mark Congratulates Telecom For Helping Soldiers [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00015.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00009.htm


Mallard Red-Carded

- Trevor Mallard has his priorities all wrong in going overseas to attract foreign students, when secondary schools here are in a crisis over the protracted teachers' pay dispute, says National's Education spokesman, Nick Smith. See... Stay Home And Sort Out Teachers' Dispute [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00028.htm

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