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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
East Timor Independence Day: Memories Good & Bad
NZ Proud Of East Timor Contribution
There’s A Place For Me, Says Anderton
Labour Congress Meets To Discuss Election 2002
Stateside: Investigating Amelia Earhart’s Story
Sept. 11 A Surprise? Pull The Other One
Sport & Nuclear Politics Collide In France
8 In 10 NZers Would Pay More For Kind Eggs
Free Trade & Ending Poverty Mutually Exclusive
Baise Moi Stimulates Multiple Statements
Stateside: San Frantastic
Australian SAS Under Fire In Afghanistan
Katya Rivas Returns

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Whaling Stoush Moves To Japan
Peter Dunne Prepares His Defence Of Ohariu
Maori Television Service Disaster Waiting To Happen
Halcion Review Call
Pay Rise For Armed Forces
Drugs In Schools
Alternative ACT Budget
Parliament Not The Place For Charades - Brownlee
Bill English’s Week In Politics
Muriel Newman: On The Making Of Murderers
Slow Down On Boy Racer Laws – Young Labour

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East Timor Independence Day: Memories Good & 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


NZ Proud Of East Timor Contribution

- Prime Minister Helen Clark says New Zealand can be very proud of its contribution towards East Timor’s transition to independence. See... PM proud of NZ’s contribution [1] MORE: - NZ Govt - Bicycles for East Timor police [2] , NZ gifts education project to East Timor [3] - ETAN - Supporters Celebrate Independence [4] - Australian Govt. - Timor Sea Treaty Negotiations Concluded [5] , Assistance To Build East Timor's Health System [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00368.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00373.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00371.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00083.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00088.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00087.htm


There’s A Place For Me, Says Anderton

- Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton says he expects to have a role in a future Labour-led government, despite intimations at the weekend’s Labour Party congress that the senior coalition partner could govern alone. See... Don't Count Me Out Of The Next Govt - Anderton [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00100.htm


Labour Congress Meets To Discuss Election 2002

- Three years ago this Congress met in this events centre full of anticipation about the general election. See... Helen Clark Address To Labour Party Congress [1] FULL COVERAGE: - Deputy Leader - Michael Cullen Address [2] - President - Mike Williams Address [3] - Nick Kelly - Member Arrested [4] - Banned GATS Leaflet [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00370.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00372.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00183.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00182.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00187.htm


Stateside: Investigating Amelia Earhart’s Story

- Heaven knows, I didn't go to the Amelia Earhart Symposium at the Western Aerospace Museum in order to become intrigued about that pioneering pilot's disappearance. She flew. She fell out of the sky. Joni Mitchell wrote a song about it. End of story. See... Stateside: The People vs. the Executive Office [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00098.htm


Sept. 11 A Surprise? Pull The Other One

- The Bush administration had been warned by both the FBI and the CIA that some sort of attack or attacks were imminent, that there were men connected to Osama bin Laden training at US flight schools, and yet have spent the last 8 months denying anything more than the vaguest of warnings. See... Pre-9/11 Reports of Terrorist Threats [1] MORE: - US Congressional Representative - C. McKinney [2] - Link - CBS - What Bush Knew Before Sept. 11 [3] - White House - Ari Fleischer (Hijack Warnings) [4] - Dept. Of Defence - Rumsfeld Interview [5] - National Security Advisor - Con. Rice On Bush Warnings [6] - Democratic Party - Gephardt on Reports [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00095.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00082.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00088.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00076.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00078.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00075.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00074.htm


Sport & Nuclear Politics Collide In France

- Greenpeace is calling on the New Zealand Government to explain why New Zealand Ambassador to France, Richard Grant attended the naming ceremony of nuclear powered boat Areva in France yesterday. See... NZ Govt attend French nuclear powered boat launch [1] - Greenpeace clarifies incident [2] - French photo story translated


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00181.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00193.htm


8 In 10 NZers Would Pay More For Kind Eggs

- According to new research, nearly eight out of ten New Zealanders would be willing to pay more for their eggs, if battery cages for hens were banned. See... Higher Egg Prices Preferred To Battery Cages [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00192.htm


Free Trade & Ending Poverty Mutually Exclusive

- Oxfam International's report "Rigged Rules and Double Standards" on Trade, globalisation and the fight against poverty is a brave attempt at combining two paradigms. However, when two paradigms are incommensurate, putting them together only creates a schizophrenic analysis. And this is the fate of Oxfam's report on globalisation. See... Oxfam's Free Trade Recipe For The Third World [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00097.htm


Baise Moi Stimulates Multiple Statements

- In an article entitled “Film festival censorship simply fascist”, Scott Wilson, Spokesman on Free Speech for the Libertarianz Party, bemoans “the banning” of the films Visitor Q, Baise Moi, and Bully, calling it “a jackbooted attempt by book-burning busybodies to control free speech”. See... Baise Moi ‘Fascists’ And Free Speech [1] MORE: - SPCS - Internal Affairs Minister Focus [2] - George Hawkins - Minister supports Chief Censor [3] - Feedback - Not My Prob You Can't See Past Hooters [4] - POV - Plain Smut and Violence? [5] - Feedback - Hooters, Not Personal Development [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00185.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00184.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00364.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00094.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00084.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0205/S00090.htm


Stateside: San Frantastic

- What with a 5.2 earthquake to get us going - the building I live in swayed like a blues mama - and then the new tabloid format of the 'San Francisco Examiner', with its flip-over two front pages, followed by the furore over what the President did and didn't know about likely terrorist attacks last summer, it's a puzzlement what to write about. See... Stateside with Rosalea: Tourist edition [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00093.htm


Australian SAS Under Fire In Afghanistan

- BRIGADIER MIKE HANNAN:Okay, ladies and gentlemen, thanks for coming out on such a chilly afternoon. There's been considerable speculation about what's been happening in Afghanistan since our reports of the conflicts on Thursday night. See... Australian Forces In Battle In Afghanistan [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00090.htm


Katya Rivas Returns

- Like the earlier books dictated to Catalina, this reaches us together with a soft breeze that transmits a sweet Message of pure, living and fertile love. See... Katya Rivas: The Door to Heaven [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00096.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Whaling Stoush Moves To Japan

- The New Zealand delegation expresses its thanks to the government of Japan and the city of Shimonoseki for hosting this year's annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission. NZ delegation opening statement at the IWC meeting [1] and IWC 2002 Plenary Session - NZ Media Advisory [2] MORE: - Australian Govt - Whaling Commission Must Listen To South Pacific [3] - Japanese Govt. - Minoru Morimoto Commissioner For Japan Opening [4] , The Government of Japan position 54th IWC Meeting [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00390.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00366.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00091.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00095.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00081.htm


Peter Dunne Prepares His Defence Of Ohariu

- United Future leader and Ohariu Belmont MP, Hon Peter Dunne, has rubbished claims the Labour Government has been good for Wellington. See... Labour Has Taken Wellington For Granted [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00389.htm


Maori Television Service Disaster Waiting To Happen

- The lack of accountability and Ministerial responsibility for the new Maori Television Service is a recipe for disaster, National Maori Affairs Spokesperson Georgina te Heuheu said today. See... Lack Of Responsibility Recipe For Disaster [1] , SSC Report still doesn't answer questions [2] and Release reports on Maori TV [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00386.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00391.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00367.htm


Halcion Review Call

-Green Health Spokesperson Sue Kedgley today called for a review of the sleeping pill Halcion to see whether it should be withdrawn from the market, as it has been in other countries. See... Review Of Sleeping Pill Urgently Required [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00385.htm


Pay Rise For Armed Forces

- All uniformed defence personnel will receive a pay rise from June 30 this year, Defence Minister Mark Burton announced today. See... Pay Rise For Defence Force Personnel [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00384.htm


Drugs In Schools

- After ignoring the drug problem in schools for almost three years, the Government now plans to form a committee, ACT Education Spokesman MP Donna Awatere Huata said today. See... Drug Taskforce Is Not the Solution We Need [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00381.htm


Alternative ACT Budget

- ACT New Zealand will present an Alternative Budget, ACT Finance Spokesman MP Rodney Hide said today. See... ACT New Zealand Will Present Alternative Budget [1] , The Father of All Give-Away Budgets [2] , ACT's Welfare Vision: ACT Alternative Budget 2002 [3] and Speech to launch of ACT Alternative Budget, [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00377.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00380.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00379.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00378.htm


Parliament Not The Place For Charades - Brownlee

- National has written to the Speaker of the House labelling the Alliance split a “charade” and asking him to formally put a stop to it. See... Enough is enough of Alliance charade [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00376.htm


Bill English’s Week In Politics

- On Thursday I attended a community gathering in the Mangere Bridge shopping centre. Hundreds of people gathered outside the bank where John Vaughan was shot. See... Plain English 17th May 2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00369.htm


Muriel Newman: On The Making Of Murderers

- The news of two brutal murders within a week of each other has shocked New Zealanders. What sort of animal would shoot pizza store worker Marcus Doig and bank teller John Vaughan at point blank range when they were following the robber's orders? See... What Turns A Human Being Into a Killer? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00186.htm


Slow Down On Boy Racer Laws – Young Labour

- Young Labour agrees that Parliament should address the problem of dangerous driving but is concerned that the current debate surrounding the Land Transport (Street and Illegal Drag Racing) Amendment Bill stigmatises young people as irresponsible criminals. See... Caution on "boy racer" bill urged [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00188.htm


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