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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House- Today's Q&A
Bradshaw Reappointed Despite Controversy
Millennium People Say SSC Report A Vindication
Links: Numerous "Planes As Missiles" Warnings
Banned Film Bully Labelled Kiddie Porn
Red & Black Permeates Canterbury's Very Fabric
NZRFU Happy With World Cup Draw
Feedback: No Champions For West Papua
Satire: Anderton’s Desperate Plea
Scitechdaily.com Shows How To Get Your Web Site On TV
Scoop World: Cuban Détente Sabotaged By White House
Natalia Zawidowski: Who Is Arafat?
Katya Rivas Returns

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Fractious Opening Session Of IWC Meeting
Replace Cap Firmly
Green Budget Initiatives
Business, Unions & Govt Talk About Skills
Tax Apartheid Unacceptable
Muriel Newman: Born To Work, Not Bludge
Prebble’s Letter: Give-away Election Year Budget
Govt Policy Fails The Rough & The Tough
DJ Nandor Brings The Blunted Beats

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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

– Today’s questions concerned: Crown Law Paintergate Opinion – Workforce Skills – Maori Television Service (MTS) – Time Limited Benefits – SSC Report On MTS – Racism And Drug Prosecutions – Teacher Pay Negotiations – Mental Health Blueprint Report – Sovereign Yachts – Statistics – Party Hopping Bill – PPTA Settlement. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 21 May [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/HL0205/S00110.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/myscoop/index.html


Bradshaw Reappointed Despite Controversy

- The State Services Commissioner, Michael Wintringham, announced today the reappointment of Mr David Bradshaw as the Chief Executive and Director of the Serious Fraud Office for a further term of five years. See... Reappointment Of The Director Of The SFO [1] REACTION: - Roger Sowry - No Consultation On Reappointment [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00201.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00425.htm


Millennium People Say SSC Report A Vindication

- Millennium People director Wayne Ball said the company was pleased to have been vindicated by the State Services Commission report which investigated a) the engagement process for Millennium People Ltd to provide recruitment services to the Mäori Television Service Board and b) the extent of the use of Millennium People Ltd by Public Service Departments. See... Millennium People pleased to have been vindicated [1] MORE: - Millennium People - Silence Broken [2] - Derek Fox - MTS welcomes SSC, Ernst & Young reports [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00195.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00199.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00200.htm


Links: Numerous "Planes As Missiles" Warnings

- The following useful set of precis and links highlights publications which shed useful light on questions raised by recent revelations that the White House was warned in August last year about Al Qaeda hijacking plans. See... Scoop Links: "Planes As Missiles" Warnings [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00107.htm


Banned Film Bully Labelled Kiddie Porn

- A number of respected film reviewers have gone much further, highlighted the degradingly exploitative and voyeuristic aspects of the film-making in “Bully” which panders to the paedophile and the prurient-minded perverts who have a penchant for ogling young teen flesh. See... Banning “Bully” a paedophile’s daydream [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00198.htm


Red & Black Permeates Canterbury's Very Fabric

- The South Island, or should I say Christchurch, is once again in the grip of rugby fever. The Super 12 final is less than four days away and Christchurch is hosting the final for the first time. See... Why Rugby's Strong in the South [1] SEE ALSO: Cantabrians Urged To Show True Colours [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00103.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0205/S00035.htm


NZRFU Happy With World Cup Draw

- The All Blacks are happy with the draw they have been given for Rugby World Cup 2003. See... All Blacks Happy With Rugby World Cup Draw [1] and NZRFU Wish Wilson Well [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0205/S00033.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0205/S00034.htm


Feedback: No Champions For West Papua

- Good story; but what has long, to me, been more surprising in the light of the considerable ( and entirely justified) publicity given to East Timor, is that the even more blatant and longstanding Indonesian grab of West Irian has almost no opposing champions at all. See... Feedback: What About West Irian? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00109.htm


Satire: Anderton’s Desperate Plea

- A desperate phone-call to the Parliamentary Electoral Office by outcast Reliance leader Jim ‘Jim’ Anderton has increased concerns for his safety as his whereabouts remain unknown this evening. See... Scoop Satire: “Stop me before I run again!” [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00106.htm


Scitechdaily.com Shows How To Get Your Web Site On TV

- As part of their all-out effort to overtake NASA in the People's Voice section of the 2002 Webby Awards, SciTechDaily.com are staging a free public fireworks spectacular for their campaign song launch this Thursday. See... Webby Candidate Goes Ballistic [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0205/S00186.htm


Scoop World: Cuban Détente Sabotaged By White House

- Not since the Cuban Revolution in 1959 has a sitting or former U.S. president visited the island of Cuba. However, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, with a personal invitation from Cuban President Fidel Castro, has made a five-day visit to the island ... See... Carter's Trip in Cuba Sabotaged by Bioweapons [1] and Bush's "Initiative for a New Cuba" [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00105.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00101.htm


Natalia Zawidowski: Who Is Arafat?

- Is Arafat a terrorist or simply a powerless politician who has no control over the 9 Palestinian terrorist groups on an international list of 17 terrorist organizations? If indeed he has no power to reign in suicide killers, why keep a powerless leader who has no control over his own people and whos election term ended 3 years ago? See... Natalia Zawidowski: The True Arafat [1] . See also a contrasting view of things from The Palestine Media Center… Israel to Divide West Bank into 8 Isolated Cantons [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00104.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00102.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: Do Not Stray from the Door to My Heart [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00102.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Fractious Opening Session Of IWC Meeting

- Conservation Minister Sandra Lee says the International Whaling Commission's decision today to reject Iceland's membership because it sought a pro-whaling qualification was “a victory for commonsense”. See... Lee welcomes IWC rejection of Iceland bid [1] WHALING WARS: - Iceland - Iceland leaves the IWC [2] - Japan Govt - IWC Ignores Rule Of Law [3] - Greenpeace - largest whale still under threat [4] - Greenpeace - Whales for Gold? [5] - Japan Govt - "Axis Of Intolerance" Threatens IWC [6] - Japan Govt - Commissioner For Japan Opening [7] - Aus Govt - Commission Must Listen To Sth Pacific [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00400.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00107.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00100.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00098.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00097.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00096.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00095.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00091.htm


Replace Cap Firmly

- “Finance Minister Michael Cullen's suggestion that Budget spending caps should end shows the pressure he is under to rack-up Government expenditure,” says National's Finance spokesman David Carter. See... Dumping Spending Cap Dangerous [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00417.htm


Green Budget Initiatives

- Green Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today announced a package of five environmental Budget initiatives promoted by the Greens and funded by the Government. See... Greens Launch Environment Budget Initiatives [1] - Ian Ewen-Street - Biosecurity Awareness [2] - Jeanette Fitzsimons - Contaminated Sites [3] - School Environment Programmes [4] - Rod Donald - Funding To Environment Centres Doubles [5] - Pete Hodgson - Towards a sustainable energy future [6] - Marian Hobbs - Biosecurity Funding [7] - Environment to benefit [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00420.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00424.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00423.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00421.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00422.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00416.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00418.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00415.htm


Business, Unions & Govt Talk About Skills

- The government has accepted an invitation from Business New Zealand and the Council of Trade Unions to establish a new tripartite partnership on skills and lifelong learning. See... Government, business and unions to join forces [1] MORE: - New Partnership For Workplace Learning [2] - Training Experts Converge On Wellington [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00403.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0205/S00191.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0205/S00190.htm


Tax Apartheid Unacceptable

- ACT leader Richard Prebble says his party strongly opposes the government's proposal that Maori authorities and trusts pay only 19.5 percent tax, rather than the 33 percent rate that applies to all other businesses and trusts. See... ACT Slams Tax Apartheid [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00419.htm


Muriel Newman: Born To Work, Not Bludge

- I would like to share with you ACT's vision for welfare, outlining why reform of New Zealand's welfare system is fundamental to creating a prosperous society that is based on individual responsibility. See... A Recipe For A Successful Welfare System [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00202.htm


Prebble’s Letter: Give-away Election Year Budget

- The Letter believes commentators will be stunned by the size of the spending announcements in Thursday's budget. See... Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00395.htm


Govt Policy Fails The Rough & The Tough

- One school suspended almost twelve percent of its school roll last year, ACT Education Spokesman MP Donna Awatere Huata revealed today. See... Ghetto Schools Suspend Ten Times More [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00407.htm


DJ Nandor Brings The Blunted Beats

- Green MP Nandor Tanczos will examine lakeside environmental restoration work, receive a briefing on the health of Lake Taupo and spin some wax at a party when he visits Taupo on Thursday 30 May. See... Spinning Wax In Taupo [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00413.htm

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