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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Hard News Is Here!
911: How Much Did George W. Know?
East Timor Independence Day: Memories Good And Bad
Howard’s End: The Global Threat Of Suicide Bombing
No Further Action Over National Donation
Govt’s Preferred Terror Bill Exposed
Bank Relieved At Serial Killer Arrests
SPCS Leads The Charge Towards Moral Retardation
Keith Rankin: Carbon Emissions and Free Trade
Scientists Find New Weird Undersea Life
Gun & Knife No Security Threat On Plane
Hay & Leaves – That’s What Chickens Like
Telecom & TelstraClear Impasse On Interconnection

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Sutton Makes A Plea For Developing Countries
Pressure From The Provinces Forces Courts U-turn
Report Says No To Kyoto
Stop That Gravy Train
Sack The Censor
These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees
The Week In Parliament

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Hard News Is Here!

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... well, let's hope the police have the right men, and all of them. You didn't need to live in South Auckland to feel a sense of dread this week in the wake of three armed robberies - two of which culminated in cold-blooded executions. See... HARD NEWS 17/05/02 - Most Unseemly [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00087.htm


911: How Much Did George W. Know?

– Readers of Scoop will be well aware of the rich vein of speculation running on the Internet asking the question how much the White House knew about the 911 hijackings? At long last something resembling these suspicions is now receiving a mainstream play on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. and on US Network Television. See... Scoop Link: CBS - What Bush Knew Before Sept. 11 [1] US OFFICIAL REACTION: - White House - Ari Fleischer (Hijack Warnings) [2] - Dept. Of Defence - Rumsfeld Interview with Rush Limbaugh [3] - National Security Advisor - Con. Rice On Bush Hijacking Warnings [4] - Democratic Party - Gephardt on Reports [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00088.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00076.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00078.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00075.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00074.htm


East Timor Independence Day: Memories Good And Bad

- East Timor's Independence must be celebrated. And New Zealand must share in that, but we must also say sorry for past government's policy of silence, a policy nurtured significantly in the 1990s by the then New Zealand Foreign Minister Don McKinnon. See... Say Sorry For Policy Of Silence [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00091.htm


Howard’s End: The Global Threat Of Suicide Bombing

- The increasing number of suicide belt-bombers and the diversity of their backgrounds is causing concern to global security experts who now fear the low-cost and difficult to detect bombing tactic could be used more often on buses, trains and in shopping malls of Western countries. See... Howard's End: The Perfect Bomb [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00089.htm


No Further Action Over National Donation

- The Electoral Commission will not be taking any further action about donations Fay Richwhite made to the National Party in 1996. See... Return of National Party donations for 1996 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00178.htm


Govt’s Preferred Terror Bill Exposed

- Green MP Keith Locke has backed Professor Jane Kelsey's exposure of an earlier, harsher, version of the anti-terrorism bill currently before Parliament. See... Criticism of Terrorism Bill secrecy justified [1] MORE: - Jane Kelsey - What Govt Wanted [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00346.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00173.htm


Bank Relieved At Serial Killer Arrests

- We are relieved that Police have charged three men in relation to the Manukau Serial Killings. See... ASB Relieved At Manukau Serial Killings Charges [1] MORE: - Media Statement From The Family Of John Vaughan [2] - ACT - Full Criminal Records Must Be Made Public [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0205/S00035.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0205/S00036.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00357.htm


SPCS Leads The Charge Towards Moral Retardation

- For the moral high-grounders among us the decisions to ban the movie Baise Moi both in New Zealand and Australia must seem like a victory for all that is good in the world. See... Baise Moi, Plain Smut and Violence? [1] FEEDBACK: Hooters, Not Personal Development [2] The New Star Wars: No, It’s Really Good! - Defying critics and the worried jitters of millions of fans, George Lucas' second instalment in the Star Wars universe of prequels delivers one hell of a laser punch. See... Firas Al-Atraqchi: Lucas Unleashes the Clone Army [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00084.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0205/S00090.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00085.htm


Keith Rankin: Carbon Emissions and Free Trade

- I am ambivalent on global warming. I am sure it is happening, while sceptical that it is happening to the extent that many environmentalists claim. I am not at all sure that human activity is the principal cause of global warming. See... Keith Rankin: Carbon Emissions and Free Trade [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00086.htm


Scientists Find New Weird Undersea Life

- New Zealand, American, and Japanese scientists have found new submarine hot springs northeast of New Zealand. See... Scientists Find New Submarine Hot Springs [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0205/S00024.htm


Gun & Knife No Security Threat On Plane

- A starting pistol and a knife brought into New Zealand by a German tourist were in a rucksack stowed in the hold of the aircraft on which he was travelling, says the Aviation Security Service (Avsec). See... Inquiry Reveals No Lapse In Aviation Security [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0205/S00034.htm


Hay & Leaves – That’s What Chickens Like

- At 10am today the Animal Liberation Delivery Team covered Mainland Poultry’s Central Dunedin Office with hay and leaves, in an action highlighting the company’s total lack of animal ethics. See... Hay And Leaves Fly In Mainland Poultry Office [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00177.htm


Telecom & TelstraClear Impasse On Interconnection

- TelstraClear today submitted a formal application for a determination from the Telecommunications Commissioner to set prices and terms of supply for interconnection with Telecom's network and key regulated wholesale services. TelstraClear Calls On Commissioner [1] MORE: - Telecom - Determination On Interconnection Prices [2] - Com Com - Application for access determination [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0205/S00161.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0205/S00157.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0205/S00158.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Sutton Makes A Plea For Developing Countries

- Developing nations must be able to trade their products freely in the international trade system, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Minister Tells OECD To Include Developing Nations [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00359.htm


Pressure From The Provinces Forces Courts U-turn

- The Government's U-turn on a bid to close or downgrade 13 small courthouses around the country is a victory for small town justice, says National's Rural Affairs spokesman, Shane Ardern. See... Courts Backdown A Win For Small Towns [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00358.htm


Report Says No To Kyoto

- A minority report, by National members of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee, has strongly recommended that New Zealand not progress with ratifying the Kyoto Protocol at this stage. See... Minority Report Says No To Kyoto [1] MORE: - Federated Farmers - Faith in Process Sorely Tested


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00349.htm


Stop That Gravy Train

- New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has expressed shock and dismay at the extent to which commissioners have dipped into Waitangi fisheries assets. See... Shock And Dismay At Fisheries Commission Payments [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00352.htm


Sack The Censor

- New Zealand First MP and campaigner for improved censorship standards Peter Brown has secured a meeting with the Minister of Internal Affairs, Hon George Hawkins next week to seek the removal of the present censor. See... Sexual Violence Not Needed In Our Society [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00351.htm


These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees

- International treaty examination of the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. See... Select Committee Business 10-17 May 2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00360.htm


The Week In Parliament

- Thursday's Q&A [1] - Tuesday's Q&A [2] - Wednesday's Q&A [3] To sign up to receive the answers in your inbox as they are posted, for free, CLICK HERE [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00082.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00067.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00076.htm
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