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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
One U-Turn Does Not An Ethical Organisation Make
Australian Immigration Policy Kills Again
Scoop Is “Outstanding Democratic, Independent Media”
Paulo Politico: Plain Sailing For The NZ Gummint
Reserve Bank Answers Critics On Rocketing Kiwi
The Bush Families Nazi Past
Bush War Plans Experience A Tremor
U.S. Anti-War Protestors Are Not Stalinists
How To Deal With Liars – Rummy Talks About Himself
Air New Zealand & The Ring Of Power
Another World Is Possible! But You Won’t Find It At Davos
Wishful Is Alive In The US Congress!
Finsbury Park Muslims Fight Back
Hawk Talk – Wolfowitz Tells Us To “Be Afraid”
Countdown To War: Verbatim Hawk Talk
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Hector’s Dolphins Get More Protection
English Fronts Up At Ratana Pa
Wellington Film Industry Gets $100,000 Top-up
King Country’s $100,000 Tourism Top-up
NZ’s New ambassador to Thailand Announced
NZ’s New High Commissioner to PNG Announced
Past Month’s Select Committee Business
DOC Film Bans in National Park Nuts
CER Anniversary: PM Ought to Say Sorry
Dyson Asked ACC To Reconsider Compensation Suspension
Dylan Taite Leaves “Huge Imprint” on NZ Culture
Federated Farmers Cautious Over Public Access
Flowers For Peace Not War
Pacific Countries Discuss Reproductive Health

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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One U-Turn Does Not An Ethical Organisation Make

- ACC Minister Ruth Dyson has confirmed that she has asked ACC to review its decision to dump Christchurch boy Ryan Becker from the ACC scheme next week. But there are others and it's the ACC dumping culture which the Government has signed-up to that has to change. Maree Howard writes. See... Howard's End: Dumping Culture Must Be Changed [1] and ACC Cuts Loose Dog-Bashed-Boy [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00115.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00103.htm


Australian Immigration Policy Kills Again

- She was young. She was beautiful. She prayed for peace and she dreamt of freedom. And now she is dead. Her name was Fatima and she was the ninth person to die from the cruelty of detention. See... Fatima No. 9 – We Will Remember Your Death [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0301/S00125.htm


Scoop Is “Outstanding Democratic, Independent Media”

- Once again Scoop has been chosen by a panel of progressive writers and distinguished readers as an outstanding democratic, independent media. See... 2003 Democratic Media Award For Scoop [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00107.htm


Paulo Politico: Plain Sailing For The NZ Gummint

- At a time when the opposition parties are at a low point, consumed by scandal, infighting and embarrassing gaffes, the government appears able to continue almost unchallenged. See... Scandal Swirling Leadership Bids, And Race-Baiting [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00110.htm


Reserve Bank Answers Critics On Rocketing Kiwi

- The Reserve Bank today explained how exchange rate movements impact on monetary policy. This follows calls from exporters for the Reserve Bank to consider their needs when making interest-rate decisions. See... RBNZ responds to currency concerns [1] and Making sense of a rising exchange rate - Speech [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0301/S00073.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0301/S00072.htm


The Bush Families Nazi Past

- In October of 1942, under the Trading With the Enemy Act, the U.S. government halted operations at New York's Union Banking Corporation. A bank official was charged with "Running Nazi front groups in the Untied States." His name: Prescott Bush. See... Marc Ash: Standing On The Dead [1] and a very clever Flash movie at… Bush is not a Nazi, so stop saying that


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00114.htm


Bush War Plans Experience A Tremor

- With the suddenness of an earthquake in Mexico, the ground under George W. Bush's feet has heaved, cracked and shattered. See... UQ Wire: Don't Do It, George [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00113.htm


U.S. Anti-War Protestors Are Not Stalinists

- The desperation of the hawks came out in a column by the Washington Post’s Michael Kelly much like something Richard Nixon or Joe McCarthy would have written in the 1950s. See... Undernews: Michael Kelly's Washington Post Libel [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00112.htm


How To Deal With Liars – Rummy Talks About Himself

- Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is deeply concerned that the American people may be taken in by smooth-talking Saddam Hussein, and he wants the news media to take pre-emptive action. See... Rumsfeld’s Good Advice On Leaders’ Lies [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00111.htm


Air New Zealand & The Ring Of Power

- Air New Zealand’s The Lord of the Rings motion picture themed aircraft are taking Middle-earth tourism promotion to new heights around the globe as The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers fever continues to grow. See... Surge In Us Tourists Proof Positive Of Power Of The Ring [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0301/S00068.htm


Another World Is Possible! But You Won’t Find It At Davos

- As 2000 of the world’s most wealthy elitists gather in Davos for the World Economic Forum, attended by BBC and CNN, more than 100 thousand participants from all over the world are gathering in Porto Alegre for the World Social Forum. See... Numbers Show Growth at the 2003 World Social Forum [1] and . The 2004 WSF will take place in India [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0301/S00118.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0301/S00119.htm


Wishful Is Alive In The US Congress!

- Resolved, That George Walker Bush, President of the United States is impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors, and that the following articles of impeachment be exhibited to the Senate: See... Impeachment Resolution Against President G.W. Bush [1] and Text Of Resolution To Repeal Iraq War Authority [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0301/S00117.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0301/S00116.htm


Finsbury Park Muslims Fight Back

- At a time when opposition to the coming Crusade against Iraq, a war to extend Imperial domination and impose Western Values on Muslim Land, is increasing, the government can always rely on bringing out a common scapegoat to garner support and subvert public opinion. See... Violation of the Sanctity of Muslims [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0301/S00124.htm


Hawk Talk – Wolfowitz Tells Us To “Be Afraid”

- As terrible as the attacks of September 11th were, however, we now know that the terrorists are plotting still more and greater catastrophes. We know they are seeking more terrible weapons-chemical, biological, and even nuclear weapons. See... Wolfowitz Speech on Iraq Disarmament [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0301/S00120.htm


Countdown To War: Verbatim Hawk Talk

- White House - Press Briefing by Ari Fleischer January 23, 2003 [1] and What Does Disarmament Look Like? - Report [2] - Powell & Straw - Powell With British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw [3] - Powell - Powell IV on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer [4] - Rumsfeld - Rumsfeld Briefs at the Foreign Press Center [5] - State Dept. - State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for January 22 [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0301/S00129.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0301/S00128.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0301/S00127.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0301/S00122.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0301/S00126.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0301/S00123.htm


Daily Katya Rivas

- This peace, dear daughter, will not be obtained until men want to comprehend that it is found only in the fulfillment of My commandments. See... Katya Rivas: Peace Is Found in My Commandments [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00109.htm


http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00105.htm
Get Your Own Deception Dollars!

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Hector’s Dolphins Get More Protection

- The new protection measures for Maui’s dolphin announced today are a huge success for all New Zealanders concerned with preserving our unique marine life, Conservation Minister Chris Carter said. See... Historic day for one of the world’s rarest dolphin [1] ALSO: - Forest and Bird - Decision on Hector's dolphin hailed [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00200.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0301/S00078.htm


English Fronts Up At Ratana Pa

- National Party Leader Bill English has repeated his call for debate on the future of the Treaty of Waitangi at a celebration of the Ratana spiritual movement near Wanganui today. See... English repeats Treaty message at Ratana [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00193.htm


Wellington Film Industry Gets $100,000 Top-up

- Minister for Economic, Industry and Regional Development Jim Anderton says ensuring the long term success of the screen production industry in the Wellington region has received a boost with Industry New Zealand’s support. See... Wellington screen production industry gets $100k [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00194.htm


King Country’s $100,000 Tourism Top-up

- A proposal to boost tourism numbers and spending in the King Country region has been welcomed by Minister for Industry and Regional Development, Jim Anderton. See... King Country gets $100,000 to boost tourism [1] ALSO: - Govt - King Country investing in tourism [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00195.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00198.htm


NZ’s New ambassador to Thailand Announced

- New Zealand’s new ambassador to Thailand is career diplomat Peter Rider, Foreign Minister, Phil Goff announced today. See... New Ambassador to Thailand [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00201.htm


NZ’s New High Commissioner to PNG Announced

- Laurie Markes is New Zealand's next High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea, Foreign Minister Phil Goff announced today. See... New High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00196.htm


Past Month’s Select Committee Business

- Select Committee Business from December 20 2002 to January 24 2003. See... Select Committee Business [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00197.htm


DOC Film Bans in National Park Nuts

- The draft management plan for Tongariro National Park reveals the idiotic lunacy that has become ingrained within DoC's culture, ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley said today. See... DoC Ban on Filming Tongariro is Idiotic Lunacy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00192.htm


CER Anniversary: PM Ought to Say Sorry

- ACT Deputy Leader Ken Shirley is calling on the Prime Minister to denounce the anti-free trade utterances contained in her Maiden Speech on April 27, 1982. See... Anniversary of CER: Time for Clark to Apologise [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00191.htm


Dyson Asked ACC To Reconsider Compensation Suspension

- ACC Minister Ruth Dyson today confirmed that she had asked ACC to review its decision to suspend Ryan Becker’s entitlement to rehabilitation support from ACC. See... ACC to review Becker decision [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00190.htm


Dylan Taite Leaves “Huge Imprint” on NZ Culture

- “Dylan Taite’s personal passion for music and his unique broadcasting style have left a huge imprint on New Zealand,” said Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Judith Tizard. See... NZ culture richer for Dylan Taite’s contribution [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00189.htm


Federated Farmers Cautious Over Public Access

- Any decision to increase public access to rural New Zealand must proceed with caution, said Federated Farmers National Board Member John Aspinall. See... Land Access: Proceed with Caution [1] ALSO: - Public Access NZ - Government's public access plan "pie in the sky" [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0301/S00076.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0301/S00074.htm


Flowers For Peace Not War

- On Monday the 27th of January at 3.30pm, people are gathering to lay flowers of peace to Islam at the gates of a Mosque in Ranui, west Auckland. See... Monday 27th Jan – Flowers For Peace [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0301/S00075.htm


Pacific Countries Discuss Reproductive Health

- Delegations from Commonwealth Pacific countries who met in Auckland this week to discuss the unique challenge of ensuring the availability of reproductive health supplies in the Pacific have agreed on a Pacific Plan of Action. See... Pacific Health Ministers agree on Bold plan [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0301/S00077.htm


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