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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House - Today's Q&A
Tube Talk: Shortland St, Where Hair Is Destiny
Paulo Politico: Go Michael, Go Michael
9-11: It’s Not OK To Ask, Media Told
GE – How Much Do Kiwis Really Care?
Coffee, Biscuits, & Perhaps A Little Competition
The Real Deal: Not Paid By The Government
David Lane’s Been Writing … & Writing Some More
A Double Dose Of Lindsay Perigo
Feedback: Scoop Readers Shoot The Breeze
Nats Law & Order Policy Not Credible - Goff
Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Nuclear Crisis Finds Goff A Very Grave Man
Greens Saddened At Nuclear Transport Impasse
The Greens, GE & Govt
PM Down To Business In Oz
Cullen’s Super Fund Floundering
PM To Samoa
Nats Making Promises For Rural Health
Tax Cuts Just For Maori & Yachties

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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: Nuclear Free Zone Extension – Party Hopping – School Funding – George Bush “Most Dangerous Man In World” – Criminal DNA Blood Samples Reform – Hobsonville Subdivision – Paparua Prison Death – John Davy And The SSC. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 29 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/S00160.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/myscoop/index.html
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00149.htm


Tube Talk: Shortland St, Where Hair Is Destiny

- There were many noteworthy events on TV this week – David coming out to his mother in Six Feet Under, Aiden proposing to Carrie in Sex & The City, the unashamed hideousness of Michelle Boag’s teal pantsuits. See... Tube Talk: Take A Bow, Shortland Street [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00159.htm


Paulo Politico: Go Michael, Go Michael

- Dr Michael Cullen’s third budget, delivered last Thursday afternoon, represents a triumph for the government. After three years in office, the Labour Minister of Finance was able to report to the House that the operating surplus for the 2001/02 financial year is projected to be around $2.3 billion. See... $2,300,000,000: Dr Cullen’s finest hour [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00158.htm


9-11: It’s Not OK To Ask, Media Told

- After eight months of promoting patriotism, the media -- for the first time since the September 11th -- have begun asking tough questions about the Bush administration's honesty and conduct in the months prior to the assault on New York and Washington. See... Media Coverage of 9/11 Warning Scandal [1] SEE ALSO: Media Beat: Memo To George, Dick and John [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00156.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00155.htm


GE – How Much Do Kiwis Really Care?

- The attempt by GE-Free NZ to cast doubt on the latest research into consumer attitudes about GM food can only be described as mischievous the Chairman of the Life Sciences Network Dr William Rolleston said today. See... Criticism of consumer GE research is mischievous [1] MORE: - GE Free NZ - Misleading GM study slammed [2] - HortResearch - GM Survey Results [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00274.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00270.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0205/S00039.htm


Coffee, Biscuits, & Perhaps A Little Competition

- The Government airline's decision to return to a coffee and dry biscuit culture must lead to more competition on domestic air routes, says National's Transport Spokesperson Belinda Vernon. See... Air NZ Invites Competition [1] MORE: - SFWU - Workers at Caterair fearful of job losses [2] - Air NZ - Developing "The Consumer's Airline" [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00656.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0205/S00266.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0205/S00260.htm


The Real Deal: Not Paid By The Government

- Why has the U.S. Department of Justice declined to pay Hamilton Securities monies owed for work that saved the US Government $2.2 billion? See... Real Deal: DOJ Declines to Pay Hamilton Securities [1] . For background see… The Catherine Fitts Story (1) [2] , (2) [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00157.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00013.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00014.htm


David Lane’s Been Writing … & Writing Some More

- Libertarianz spokesman, Scott Wilson, is adamant that the temporary restriction orders imposed on the films Baise-Moi, Visitor Q, and Bully, is the work of “book burning jackbooted busybodies”. See... Fascism, Baise Moi And Freedom Of Expression [1] & Kiddie porn, broomsticks, ruptured souls & spirits [2] MORE: - Peter Brown - Second Thoughts On Censor? [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00272.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00271.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00651.htm


A Double Dose Of Lindsay Perigo

- I discovered a BBC programme screening every Sunday night called Living with the Enemy. The concept is ingenious. People of diametrically opposed views (ostensibly) are persuaded to live with each other for a week, & the conversations among them are filmed. See... Charlatans With Political Power [1] & Team Of Champions [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00154.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00153.htm


Feedback: Scoop Readers Shoot The Breeze

- In this issue: Why continue to be kicked around by Australia et al? – Memo To Firas Al Atraqchi – Who is Right?. See... Feedback: Kicked Around By Oz & More [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00152.htm


Nats Law & Order Policy Not Credible - Goff

- National’s law and order policy is full of ironies, inconsistencies and inaccuracies, Justice Minister Phil Goff said. See... Policy lacks credibility [1] MORE: - Tony Ryall - Goff wrong again [2] - Matt Robson - Bereft Of New Ideas [3] - ACT - National Still Doesn't Get It On Justice [4] NATIONAL ANNOUNCES LAW & ORDER POLICY: - National will deliver tough action on crime [5] - Police policy - More Police on the beat [6] - National’s Law and Order policy [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00650.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00652.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00654.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00646.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00636.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00638.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00637.htm


Katya Rivas

- My children, if you have studied and examined all the divine works without keeping in mind the Love of the Father, you will not understand their real meaning… See... Katya Rivas: Place Your Heart Close to Mine [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00151.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Nuclear Crisis Finds Goff A Very Grave Man

- The New Zealand Government has expressed its grave concern over the escalating tensions between India and Pakistan, Foreign Minister Phil Goff said today. See... Grave concern at escalating India/Pakistan tension [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00662.htm


Greens Saddened At Nuclear Transport Impasse

- Green co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today said she was saddened and disappointed that Labour and National together will today vote to defeat her bill which seeks to ban nuclear shipments from New Zealand's exclusive economic zone. See... Govt Will Defeat Bill To Outlaw Nuke Shipments [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00655.htm


The Greens, GE & Govt

- Last week's stand by the Green MPs in rejecting the vote on the HSNO bill and re-stating our opposition to the lifting of the GE moratorium in 2003 has generated much heated debate in media and political circles. However, the heat has often produced more smoke than light. See... What Have The Greens Done? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00667.htm


PM Down To Business In Oz

- I am here as Prime Minister, accompanied by Hon Pete Hodgson - one of my senior economic ministers - and a large business delegation headed by the chief executive of Telecom New Zealand, Theresa Gattung. See... PM To Trans Tasman Business Council Luncheon [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00649.htm


Cullen’s Super Fund Floundering

- “The Cullen Fund - Labour's highly flawed flagship superannuation policy - is in further trouble, less than a year after receiving hundreds of millions in taxpayers' funds, “ says National's Finance spokesman David Carter. See... Cullen Fund In More Trouble [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00665.htm


PM To Samoa

- Prime Minister Helen Clark goes to Samoa on Monday to attend celebrations marking the country’s 40th anniversary of independence from New Zealand. See... Samoan Independence Anniversary Celebrations [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00664.htm


Nats Making Promises For Rural Health

- Rural areas need answers to their struggle to attract doctors to their areas and to keeping the doctors they have there, National Health Spokesperson Roger Sowry said today. See... National Will Tackle Rural GP Crisis [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00663.htm


Tax Cuts Just For Maori & Yachties

- ACT leader Richard Prebble has accused the Labour government of being inconsistent on tax, by giving special tax exemptions to visiting overseas super yachts crews. See... Government Inconsistent On Tax [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00657.htm

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