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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House - Today's Q&A
Sludge Report: Setting The Scene For Election 2002
Images: Good On You Ruth & Paul, Say Deaf People
Firas Al-Atraqchi: Brave Cops Nab 11-Year-Old
Scoop Images: Surf & Snow
Satire: Buried Treasury Report Shock
David Miller: Terror Is In The Mind
Mallard Welcomes Severance Payment Report
No Reason Beyond Ideology For Kinleith Layoffs
Major Starvation Threat In Southern Africa
Kiwi Sheilas Not Concerned About Their Looks - Survey
Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
National Law’n’Order Policy Released
Overseas Aid Allocations
Celebrating Public Service
Anti-Capitalists Plan Election Campaign
Reeves Appointed To Oversea Bioethics
Kiwi Farming A Reality!
Superyacht Crews Get Tax Break
Paintergate Steals The Limelight – Peters Speech
English Sets Off On National Tour
Cullen Not As Fiscally Dry As He Looks - Carter
Health Stats Online For All To See

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Southerly Blow Has Its Compensations

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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: Jim & The Progressive Coalition - Red Tape Reduction – Treasury’s View On Tax – Nuclear Fuel Shipments – PPTA Settlement – Deaf Telephone Services – SSC Advice On John Davy’s Appointment – Overseas Aid Budget – Hobsonville ... See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 28 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/S00149.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/myscoop/index.html


Sludge Report: Setting The Scene For Election 2002

- It is easy to forget when living on Tinakori Road in Wellington, eating with world leaders and riding around in LTDs that the average household income in NZ remains extremely low, that food prices have risen 6% in the past year (and wages haven’t), and that there are more than 300,000 NZers living on benefits, not to mention 500,000 superannuitants. See... Sludge Report #138 – This Winter Of Discontent [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00146.htm


Images: Good On You Ruth & Paul, Say Deaf People

- Deaf and disabled people rallied on the steps of Parliament today to celebrate the creation of a telephone relay service to allow deaf people telephone access, and to thank Minister for Disability Issues Ruth Dyson and Telecommunications Minister Paul Swain. See... Scoop Images: Deaf People Thank Ruth & Paul [1] MORE: - Deaf rally today in Parliament grounds [2] - Agenda For Deaf & Disabled People’s March [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00148.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00633.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00265.htm


Firas Al-Atraqchi: Brave Cops Nab 11-Year-Old

- CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC and a host of other television networks fell all over themselves this Memorial Day to honor those who died for freedom, American values, and justice. See... Firas Al-Atraqchi: Freedom for All, Except Arabs [1] Howard’s End: Representative Representatives - Will she, won't she? The heck with all this irritating election grandstanding stuff! I've got a proposal to end elections altogether and I think the idea deserves examination. Maree Howard writes. See... Howard's End: Representatives That Represent [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00147.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00141.htm


Scoop Images: Surf & Snow

- The southerly blow presently innundating Southland and Otago in snow has its compensations for surfers here in Wellington. The following images were taken on Wellington’s South Coast yesterday evening when the capital’s surfers were out in force taking advantage of 5-10 foot “clean” breaks in Lyall and Houghton Bays. See... Southerly Blow Has Its Compensations [1] and Ruapehu Playtime [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00145.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0205/S00052.htm


Satire: Buried Treasury Report Shock

- It is thus the final recommendation of this report that everyone should kick on back with the fattest, greenest, bud they can find, crack open a cold one, and dance, dance, dance to my ten guitars. See... Satire: Growth "Not Worth The Bother" - Treasury [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00144.htm


David Miller: Terror Is In The Mind

- This weekend’s Memorial Day holiday in the United States was another illustration of that country’s frayed nerves when it comes to international terrorism. See... David Miller: Why The US Must Shake Terror's Grip [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00142.htm


Mallard Welcomes Severance Payment Report

- The Report of the Auditor-General into Severance Payments in the Public Sector will provide useful guidance for government agencies faced with difficult employment disputes or personal grievance issues, State Services Minister Trevor Mallard said today. See... Report Into Severance Payments In Public Sector [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00630.htm


No Reason Beyond Ideology For Kinleith Layoffs

- Carter Holt Harvey has today admitted that it needs 190 maintenance workers at its Kinleith pulp and paper mill – despite the fact that it is about to lay off all 190 staff maintenance workers. See... CHH Admits It Still Needs Kinleith Maintenance [1] >


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0205/S00252.htm


Major Starvation Threat In Southern Africa

- World Vision senior relief personnel are putting together a strategy to bring relief to southern Africa, where up to 19 million people are threatened with hunger. See... Agency Moves To Counter Major Starvation Threat [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00152.htm


Kiwi Sheilas Not Concerned About Their Looks - Survey

- New Zealand women are less concerned than Australian women about the way they look, an ACNielsen survey revealed today. See... Aussie Women Beat Kiwis In Vanity Stakes [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0205/S00058.htm


Katya Rivas

- It pleases Me, My daughter, that you are seeking the way to eternal truth, of service to your brothers, the way of poorness of Spirit, the way that leads to knowledge and leaves to one side the vain ways of the world. See... Katya Rivas: I Bless Those Who Listen to My Word [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00143.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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National Law’n’Order Policy Released

- It is time to crack down on violent crime with tougher sentences and more police, so New Zealanders can feel safe in their homes and in their communities, says National Leader Bill English. See... National will deliver tough action on crime [1] , Police policy - More Police on the beat [2] and National’s Law and Order policy [3] REACTION: - ACT - National Still Doesn't Get It On Justice [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00636.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00638.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00637.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00646.htm


Overseas Aid Allocations

- Enhanced regional security and stability are the long-term aim of New Zealand’s overseas development aid, Overseas Development Minister Matt Robson said today announcing the overseas aid allocations for 2002/03. See... Overseas Development Allocations Foster Stability [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00628.htm


Celebrating Public Service

- The PSA Congress on May 29-30 will be an opportunity for celebrating the achievements made over recent years in enhancing the quality of New Zealand’s public services. See... PSA Congress Time For Celebration [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0205/S00249.htm


Anti-Capitalists Plan Election Campaign

- *Why we need a revolutionary alternative *The current state of NZ society & politics *Imperialism and revolution *The Middle East & the need for solidarity. See... Anti-Capitalist Alliance Public Meeting Wellington [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00268.htm


Reeves Appointed To Oversea Bioethics

- Former Governor General and Anglican Archbishop Sir Paul Reeves has been appointed the inaugural Chair of Toi Te Taiao: The Bioethics Council, Environment Minister Marian Hobbs, announced today.See... Sir Paul Reeves To Chair Bioethics Council [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00645.htm


Kiwi Farming A Reality!

- ACT Conservation Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff said today he understood that the Department of Conservation had entered into an agreement to commercially `graze' kiwis in a similar manner to that which he has been suggesting for over a year. See... Doc Wakes Up To The Benefits Of Kiwi Farming [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00644.htm


Superyacht Crews Get Tax Break

- Cabinet has agreed to a tax change, effective immediately, that will exempt crewmembers of visiting superyachts from paying New Zealand income tax. See... Tax Change For Superyacht Crews [1] and Planning and preparation for the America’s Cup [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00643.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00642.htm


Paintergate Steals The Limelight – Peters Speech

- “Over the last few weeks one issue above all others has dominated the news media. While there has been murder and mayhem on our streets - sometimes two murders a day, and sick people have had to travel to Australia for treatment, another issue has stolen the media space. Helen Clark’s artistry.” See... Treaty Lunacy And Treaty People [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00640.htm


English Sets Off On National Tour

- National Leader Bill English announced today he was setting out to cover the country outlining National's plans to deal with issues concerning New Zealanders. See... Bill English outlines his plan for New Zealand [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00639.htm


Cullen Not As Fiscally Dry As He Looks - Carter

- “A closer examination of the Budget reveals that Michael Cullen's claims of being fiscally responsible are far from the truth,” says National's Finance spokesman David Carter. See... Tax Increases Hide Cullen's Spending Spree [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00634.htm


Health Stats Online For All To See

- Health Minister Annette King today launched the New Zealand Public Health Observatory, which will provide timely, high quality health information for the health sector and the public. See... Health Minister Launches Public Health Observatory [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00631.htm

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