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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House - Today's Q&A
Early Election Date July 27th?
Davy Jailing Pleases Millennium People
Sentencing: From Traynor To The Taradale Boys
Satire: Good Ol’ Beating Starts The Healing Process
Cervical Cancer Audit To Begin At Last
Are You Sniffling? You Are Not Alone
Firas Al-Atraqchi: Definition of Pro-Palestinian
Streets Of London: The Prostate Cancer Poser
The Big OE Safe & Sound
World’s Best Press Photography In NZ
Annan Calls For End To War Rhetoric Over Kashmir
Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Green Party Conference This Weekend
Language Teaching Cuts Outrage
Selling Our National Carrier
Accountants Advice May Be Protected
More Kiwi Music On Air
Broadband Tender Process Begins
Bill English Hits The Road
Community Learning Center Opened
Jim McLay’s Efforts For Whales Acknowledged
Funding For Rural Health Announced
Govt Wakes Up To Meth
Curriculum Blamed For High Teenage Pregnancy Rate

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

- Today’s questions concerned: Superyacht Tax Exemption – Rural Primary Health Care – Party Hopping – Chicken & Antibiotics – Police Numbers – Police Funding – Who Is The Real Alliance Leader - East Timor Troop Plane – How Dangerous Is George W. Bush? See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 30 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] - Wednesday’s Q&A [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00168.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/myscoop/index.html
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00149.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00160.htm


Early Election Date July 27th?

- While the PM’s office remains mum on the issue an increasing weight of evidence is pointing towards a July 27th general election date. See... July 27 Election Tipped By Helpful House Officials [1] . See also ACT comment… Early Election Irresponsible [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00162.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00707.htm


Davy Jailing Pleases Millennium People

- Millennium People are pleased that John Davy has been jailed for fraud. His imprisonment and the comments by the Judge confirm our belief that Mr Davy is a sophisticated international conman who has woven a web of deceit. See... Millennium People pleased John Davy jailed [1] MORE: - Te Puni Kökiri - Options for Recovering Money [2] - Nick Smith - Astor Should Have Been Prosecuted [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00276.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00275.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00693.htm


Sentencing: From Traynor To The Taradale Boys

- When sentencing criminals, there are five factors that may be considered. These are: the protection of the public, rehabilitation, deterrence, compensation for the victim(s) and satisfying the public and the victim's desire for retribution. See... The Sentencing Game [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00167.htm


Satire: Good Ol’ Beating Starts The Healing Process

- Nationill party leader Bill Englitch had the living shit kicked out of him today as part of a nationwide campaign to raise public awareness of Nationill party leader Bill Englitch. See... Scoop Satire: Englitch Has Shit Kicked Out Of Him [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00166.htm


Cervical Cancer Audit To Begin At Last

- The first group of women with cervical cancer will be approached next month to take part in the Audit of Invasive Cervical Cancers. See... Cervical Cancer Audit Gets Green Light [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0205/S00063.htm


Are You Sniffling? You Are Not Alone

- TO DATE more New Zealanders than last year have opted to be vaccinated against influenza, but the Ministry of Health is still urging others to do the same as winter, and the influenza virus, set in. See... Influenza has arrived [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0205/S00062.htm


Firas Al-Atraqchi: Definition of Pro-Palestinian

- In light of some of the comments I have received concerning the use of the term 'pro-Palestinian', I would like to clarify the following: See... Firas Al-Atraqchi: Definition of Pro-Palestinian [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00164.htm


Streets Of London: The Prostate Cancer Poser

- Prostate cancer may soon overtake lung cancer as the most common form of the disease among British men it was announced on Monday by experts. See... Streets Of London: The Rise Of Prostrate Cancer [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00165.htm


The Big OE Safe & Sound

- New Zealand welcomes the decision of the British Home Office to maintain the current working holiday arrangement for young kiwis and the possibility of it expanding the scheme, Foreign Minister Phil Goff said today. See... NZ Welcomes UK Decision On ‘The Big OE’ [1] MORE: - 1st Contact - Kiwis Will Come Home [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00676.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0205/S00276.htm


World’s Best Press Photography In NZ

- An exhibition of the world’s best press photographs in 2001 is coming to Wellington in June this year. See... Images: Best Press Photographs Coming To NZ [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0205/S00060.htm


Annan Calls For End To War Rhetoric Over Kashmir

- Increasingly concerned by the “alarming” rise in tension between India and Pakistan, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called on the both sides to settle the Kashmir question and other outstanding issues without violence. See... Annan urges sides to resolve Kashmir issue [1] MORE: - India - Press Conference by Shri Jaswant Singh [2] - India - Indian Govt Official Spokesperson's Briefing [3] - Pakistan - President Musharraf’s address to the Nation [4] - UK - Straw Meets Pakistan President Musharraf [5] - UK - Straw meets Indian Minister of External Affairs [6] - New Zealand - Grave concern [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00165.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00164.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00163.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00162.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00161.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00160.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00662.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Katya Rivas

- Many of My priests are more worried about themselves than about saving souls. See... Katya Rivas: Pray for My Priests [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00163.htm


Green Party Conference This Weekend

- The Green Party launches its pre-election conference in Auckland tomorrow afternoon with a record number of members attending. See... Greens Kick Off Pre-Election Conference [1] , GE Stand Will Be Put To Party Conference Saturday [2] and What Have The Greens Done? [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00709.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00692.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00667.htm


Language Teaching Cuts Outrage

- “The government needs to explain its savage cuts to English as a second language teaching funding”, says NZ First education spokesperson Brian Donnelly. See... ESOL Cuts A Direct Attack On Pacific Children [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00708.htm


Selling Our National Carrier

- The Government is nobbling Air New Zealand again by considering selling part of it to Qantas, says Belinda Vernon, National's transport spokesperson. See... Government Nobbles Air NZ Again [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00706.htm


Accountants Advice May Be Protected

- The government is considering extending to chartered accountants the legal privilege protecting tax advice given by lawyers to their clients against disclosure to Inland Revenue. See... Changes For Legal Privilege In Tax Matters [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00705.htm


More Kiwi Music On Air

- Broadcasting Minister Marian Hobbs says the radio industry's voluntary commitment to play more New Zealand music is already showing promising results. And NZ Music month, which is coming to an end, will give the voluntary quota a huge boost. See... Great Start To Music Code [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00701.htm


Broadband Tender Process Begins

- Minister of Education, Trevor Mallard and Industry and Regional Development Minister, Jim Anderton, today released details of the tender process for the Government’s broadband initiative. See... Broadband Tender Process [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00700.htm


Bill English Hits The Road

- National Leader Bill English says his 'Fronting up to New Zealand' tour has got off to an excellent start, with strong attendances at public meetings and plenty of positive feedback. See... English's Tour Off To A Good Start [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00697.htm


Community Learning Center Opened

- Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Minister Steve Maharey opened The Learning Shop, He Huarahi Ki Mua – the first of two pilot Learning and Assessment Centres funded in the 2001 budget - in Porirua this morning. See... Maharey Opens Porirua’s Learning Shop [1] and Extending the boundaries of learning - Maharey [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00689.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00688.htm


Jim McLay’s Efforts For Whales Acknowledged

- Conservation Minister Sandra Lee today paid tribute to retiring New Zealand Commissioner to the International Whaling Commission, Hon Jim McLay. See... Tribute to retiring IWC Commissioner Jim McLay [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00683.htm


Funding For Rural Health Announced

- GPs, Nurses and other health workers serving rural communities will receive extra funding of more than $32 million over the next three years as the Government extends its primary health care funding package in rural New Zealand. See... Significant Extra Funding For Rural Health [1] and Primary Focus - Annette King Speech [2] MORE: - Ken Shirley - GP Crisis Not Confined To Rural Localities [3] - Gerry Eckhoff - Government Loses The Plot [4] - Roger Sowry - National Will Tackle Rural GP Crisis [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00681.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00682.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00678.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00704.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00663.htm


Govt Wakes Up To Meth

- Health, Police, law enforcement and social policy agencies are taking a three-step approach to tackle the increased use of the drug, methamphetamine, Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia and Police Minister George Hawkins announced today. See... Health and Police Agencies Target Methamphetamine [1] and Latest Drug Survey Report Launched - Turia Speech [2] MORE: - Tony Ryall - Govt Needs To Get Tougher On Drugs [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00684.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00685.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00694.htm


Curriculum Blamed For High Teenage Pregnancy Rate

- New Zealand's high teen pregnancy and drug suspension rates show the compulsory health curriculum doesn't work, ACT Education Spokesman MP Donna Awatere Huata said today. See... Teen Pregnancies Highlight Curriculum Failure [1] MORE: - Anti DPB Campaigners - US Reforms [2] - Muriel Newman - Welfare Reform [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00690.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00278.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00703.htm

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