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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Howard’s End: The Other Crisis
Stateside: Short Fat Fanny Boogies
Images: The Brumbies Eliminate The Blues
Rejected Privileges Complaint “Sleaze Campaign”
Discreet Inquiry Into PM Proper, Says Franks
Film Distributed Guerrilla Style After Ban
Suspicious Camping Gear Yields 36,000 Ecstasy Tabs
MadGE Only Wants What’s Best
Feedback: The President’s Simian Status
Che Fu At The Helm With The Navigator

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
SILNA Maori Forests Management Plan
Prebble’s Letter: The Ol’ Boring Budget Ruse
Straight-up Statements In Plain English
The Singapore CEP In Practice
Boost For Ethnic Affairs Office
PM To Open Wellington Counter-terror Conflab
Human Rights Budget Initiatives Announced

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Howard’s End: The Other Crisis

- The Karachi suicide bombing on Wednesday, which claimed 14 lives and ended the Black Cap's cricket tour, is being linked by Pakistan's investigators to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda terror network. See... Howard's End: Sub-Continental Time Bomb Ticking [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00054.htm


Stateside: Short Fat Fanny Boogies

- Ho-hum as the concept of having a fat aerobics instructor is to anyone who was taking classes in Wellington at the end of last century, it was big news here. The Jazzercise instructor at the heart of the lawsuit had been fired by the Jazzercise corporation for not fulfilling its requirement to "look fit". See... Stateside with Rosalea: Portnick's Complaint [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00053.htm


Images: The Brumbies Eliminate The Blues

- Images from the Brumbies vs Blues Super 12 match at Canberra Stadium Brumbies Friday night. The Brumbies won 46 points to 25. Photos by Mark Graham. See... Scoop Images: A Blue Day In Canberra [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00055.htm


Rejected Privileges Complaint “Sleaze Campaign”

- Jim Anderton says a complaint against him to Parliament’s privileges committee was another example of the Opposition wasting public resources on a sleaze campaign. See... Speaker Rejects Privileges Complaint [1] MORE: - Bill English - No Reason For Early Election [2] - Gerry Brownlee - Speaker's Ruling Will Not End Matter [3] - Grant Gillon - Can Brownlee Face Facts? [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00232.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00246.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00226.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00227.htm


Discreet Inquiry Into PM Proper, Says Franks

- Police Minister George Hawkins and the Prime Minister should immediately repudiate Al Morrison's claim on National Radio that the police will suffer "repercussions" for pursuing an enquiry into Helen Clark's art forgery says ACT's Justice spokesman Stephen Franks. See... Labour Wants Political Police [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00229.htm


Film Distributed Guerrilla Style After Ban

- We have distributed 100 copies of the recently banned film Baise-Moi in central Wellington. The time of distribution and drop off points have been chosen in order to minimise the potential for children to aquire these CDs. See... Free Speech Activists Distribute Banned Film [1] MORE: - SPCS - “Bully” Banned From Film Festival [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0205/S00013.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0205/S00011.htm


Suspicious Camping Gear Yields 36,000 Ecstasy Tabs

- A joint Police/Customs operation has resulted in New Zealand’s largest ever seizure of ecstasy tablets, after 36,000 tablets were discovered concealed in a packing case. See… NZ’s Largest Ever Seizure Of Ecstasy Tablets [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0205/S00026.htm


MadGE Only Wants What’s Best

- Shoppers were given small pink credit card size info cards showing some products to avoid, how to get in touch with Madge and urging people to 'Use their purse power' and stop buying GE food. See... Scoop Image: Mothers Against Genetic Engineering [1] SEE ALSO: - MadGE - “Mother Knows Best” [2] - Greenpeace - Food Giants Reject GE [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00052.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0205/S00147.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00144.htm


Feedback: The President’s Simian Status

- Chimps, whether Pan troglydytes or paniscus, have quite a lot of social and political couth (try reading Franz de Waal.) I suggest to Russell, respectfully, the header should read "The President Is A Baboon." See... Feedback: George W's Species, Perigo Offensive [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00056.htm


Che Fu At The Helm With The Navigator

- Che Fu and Salmonella Dub have scooped the Tuis at the 2002 New Zealand Music Awards held at Auckland’s Saint James Theatre. See... Che Fu Sings His Way To Five In Tuis [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0205/S00010.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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SILNA Maori Forests Management Plan

- The government will seek to protect key blocks of Maori-owned native forest in the South Island for conservation, under a Budget 2002 policy announced today by Forestry Minister Pete Hodgson. See... A balanced solution for SILNA forests [1] REACTION: - Nick Smith - No Solution [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00239.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00245.htm


Prebble’s Letter: The Ol’ Boring Budget Ruse

- A rural commodity boom for the past three years has given the Labour government strong tax revenue. Dr Cullen is now following an old PR formula - lower expectations with talk of a boring Budget, while spraying the electorate with money. See... Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington 13/5/2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00248.htm


Straight-up Statements In Plain English

- Anderton's and Clark's arrangements undermine the integrity of Parliament with their calculated deceit. It doesn't matter how smart the arrangement is - it is wrong. See... Plain English - 10 May 2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00242.htm


The Singapore CEP In Practice

- Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton today called on all exporters and potential exporters to get hold of a copy of a new publication by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. See... User's Guide To The Singapore CEP Published [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00241.htm


Boost For Ethnic Affairs Office

- The Office of Ethnic Affairs is to receive a funding boost of $700,000, Ethnic Affairs Minister, George Hawkins, announced today. See... Funding Boost For Office Of Ethnic Affairs [1] REACTION: - ACT - Extra Funding for Ethnic Affairs Another Cost [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00240.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00244.htm


PM To Open Wellington Counter-terror Conflab

- Prime Minister Helen Clark will tomorrow evening open a symposium in Wellington on international terrorism and its implications for New Zealand and its neighbours. See... PM to open symposium on terrorism [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00237.htm


Human Rights Budget Initiatives Announced

- Attorney-General Margaret Wilson today announced a range of budget initiatives aimed at promoting New Zealanders’ rights, both in their everyday lives and at times of vulnerability. See... Standing Up For Rights [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00234.htm

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