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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House - Today's Q&A
Anthony Timpson Delivers David Lane A Bollocking
Prebble Lets Wellington Central Go
Goodbye Privy Council, Hello Politicised Courts
Whaling Wars: Pacific Sanctuary Out Of Reach
Upton-on-line: Treatyology At Length
‘Hot’ Money Inflating $NZ – EMA
Tube Talk: Give The Man A Samosa, Sanjeev
Satire: The Most Bitch’n Trees Ever
Celebration Of Victory For Deaf In Wellington
Katya Rivas Returns

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Liz Gordon Opts For The Bear-pit
PPTA & Labour Too Cosy
Peters Spoon-feeds Questions For SFO & Media
Politics Through The Eyes Of The Young & Writeshuss
Are We Super Apes About To Be Superseded?
House Music – How The MPs Fared In Tizard’s Quiz
Help For Carers On The Computer
We Did Consult With Business On Kyoto
Youth Boost In Budget

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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: Economy – Crown Law Opinion Mystery – Youth Unemployment – Millennium People Gagging – Skills – MTS And Horomia - Maori Authority Taxation – ACC – Mental Health – PPTA Settlement Costs – East Timor Deployment – Progressive Coalition’s Plans. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 22 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/S00117.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/myscoop/index.html
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00110.htm


Anthony Timpson Delivers David Lane A Bollocking

- In response to the seemingly never-ending pollution spilling from Mr Lane's mouth, may I offer the following to his latest SCOOP excretions. See... Response To Mr David Lame [1] YOU'RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME, DAVID LANE: - Libz - Freedom Of Speech Policy [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00216.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00211.htm


Prebble Lets Wellington Central Go

- ACT Leader Richard Prebble announced today he had decided not to stand for Wellington Central but to campaign for the party list vote. See... ACT Leader To Stand For List Only [1] MORE: - Wiston Peters - Mr 1% Seriously Deluded [2] - Catherine Judd - ACT Confident of Electoral Success [3] - ACTivists - ACT running "new style" campaign [4] - Marian Hobbs - Richard Prebble is a realist [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00454.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0205/S00458.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00212.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00210.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00457.htm


Goodbye Privy Council, Hello Politicised Courts

- The decision to abolish the right of appeal to the Privy Council and replacing this with a new 'Supreme Court' is unjustified and disturbing. The Privy Council protects us from political 'stacking' of our courts. See... Democracy V Margaret Wilson [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00116.htm


Whaling Wars: Pacific Sanctuary Out Of Reach

- Conservation Minister Sandra Lee says New Zealand and Australia today obtained an increased number of votes in support of their proposal to adopt a South Pacific Whale Sanctuary, but again fell short of the 75% vote requirement. See... IWC Majority Supports SP Whale Sanctuary [1] and Lee address to International Whaling Commission [2] MORE: - Japan - Lee, Mclay –Mimics For Greenpeace [3] - Iceland - IWC Dirty Tricks Campaign [4] - High North News - Yesterday's votes [5] - Greenpeace - South Pacific Sanctuary Vote [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00447.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00446.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00110.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00109.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00113.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00112.htm


Upton-on-line: Treatyology At Length

- Upton-on-line explores a remarkable speech by Bill English on treatyology. Upton-on-line does not involve itself in partisan wrangles. But this speech – researched by Bernard Cadogan – is so exceptionally interesting that he can safely recommend it to readers of any political colour. See... Upton-on-line: Diaspora Edition 23rd May 2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00113.htm


‘Hot’ Money Inflating $NZ – EMA

- Short term 'hot' money arriving to take advantage of our unnecessarily high interest rates is the only explanation why the New Zealand dollar is rising so rapidly. See... 'Hot' Money Driving The Exchange Rate Up [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0205/S00195.htm


Tube Talk: Give The Man A Samosa, Sanjeev

- When it comes to humiliating yourself on television, noone does it better than the British. See... Tube Talk: When Talk Show Hosts Attack [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00115.htm


Satire: The Most Bitch’n Trees Ever

- In a move that US officials hope will stem growing criticism of their governments’ refusal to ratify the Kyoto protocols regarding greenhouse gas emissions, the US Environmental Protection Agency has unveiled an innovative new plan that could see up to 10,000 new trees a year added to US stocks. See... ScoopSatire: Innovative US Environmental Scheme [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00112.htm


Celebration Of Victory For Deaf In Wellington

- There will be a gathering at Frank Kitts Park in Wellington on Tuesday 28th May 11am for Deaf and people with disabilities to Thank the NZ Government for supporting the Relay Service as a TSO (Telecommunications Service Obligation). See... Gathering to Celebrate Relay Service TSO mandate [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00213.htm


Katya Rivas Returns

- My daughter, My Mercy and My Forgiveness will always be in My Heart for you because you are faithful and you snatch all these sentiments, fruits of love, from Me. See... Katya Rivas: Always Take Recourse in My Spirit [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00114.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Liz Gordon Opts For The Bear-pit

- Alliance MP Liz Gordon today announced that she had decided to stand again for the Alliance at the year's general election. An abridged version of her speech in Parliament's general debate follows. See... Liz Gordon Announces She Will Stand Again [1] and Laila Harré Welcomes Liz Gordon’s Announcement [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00462.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00460.htm


PPTA & Labour Too Cosy

- Cosiness between Labour politicians and teacher union leaders is distressing for parents, ACT Education Spokesman MP Donna Awatere Huata said today. See... Would PPTA Head Attend An ACT Conference? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00449.htm


Peters Spoon-feeds Questions For SFO & Media

- New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters wishes to ask some questions that others should be asking about the cheque that never arrived. See... Let’s Really Check The Cheque: Peters [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00453.htm


Politics Through The Eyes Of The Young & Writeshuss

- 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... The New Write 20/5/2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00208.htm


Are We Super Apes About To Be Superseded?

- “History will show that they were the first MPs to legitimize the possibility of a genetically engineered master race” said Tremane Barr, in response to the final passing of the HSNO Genetic Modification Amendment Bill. See... Groundswell Damns Eugenics Nightmare in HSNO Bill [1] MORE: - Life Sciences - Groundswell Misunderstands New Legislation [2] - NZ First - Government Plays God Over Diatranz Application [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00214.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00215.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00456.htm


House Music – How The MPs Fared In Tizard’s Quiz

- Judith Tizard has praised her parliamentary colleagues for their high level of local music knowledge, as revealed in the results of her annual New Zealand Music Quiz. See... MP Quiz results show encouraging talent awareness [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00444.htm


Help For Carers On The Computer

- A new website providing information for New Zealanders who care for family members is part of a wider package of government support for informal carers throughout the country, Disability Issues Minister Ruth Dyson said today. See... New Website Part Of Carer Support Package [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00455.htm


We Did Consult With Business On Kyoto

- New Zealand business has been consulted extensively and continues to be consulted on climate change policy, says the Convenor of the Ministerial Group on Climate Change, Pete Hodgson. See... Extensive business consultation on Kyoto Protocol [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00451.htm


Youth Boost In Budget

- The Labour-Alliance Government is putting its commitment to positive youth development into practice with a $350,000 a year funding boost for The Young New Zealanders’ Challenge, Youth Affairs Minister Laila Harré announced today. See... Successful Youth Development Programme [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00448.htm

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