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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Reports Say GMOs Are Not Harmful To The Economy or Organics
Environmentalist Reaction – Yeah Right!
Comment & Links: The Massacre In Mosul
Who is Zalmay Khalilzad?
Stated Objectives Of US Troops Are Immense
"There's No Business Like War Business, No Business So Low"
Keith Rankin: Golbal Policing
Firas Al-Atraqchi: Think Before You Cheer
Supercomputer Weather: Typhoon Tokyo Bound
Scoop Image: Setting Free Tarlton's Turtles
Karen Walker Hits The Big Time Stateside
Business And Labour Unite In Call For Interest Rate Cut
Katya Rivas's Passion

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
NZ Gives $1 Million To Red Cross For Iraq
Pharmacy Closures Warning
Anderton Talks Drugs
'Lifestyle' Caesars A Waster Of Resources
Helen's Iraq Comments Affect The Price Of Milk
These Were The Days Of Our Select Committes
Overcharging By SOE Generators Should Be Repaid
Deborah Coddington Heads Back To School
Marc Alexander Is Anti-Maori TV - Twice
… Unlike Steve Maharey

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Super Typhoon Tokyo Bound

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Reports Say GMOs Are Not Harmful To The Economy or Organics

- Co-existence between genetically modified crops and conventional agriculture crops is possible, Cabinet papers made public today say. See... Co-Existence Papers Released [1] , GM Cabinet Paper 1: Overview [2] and GM Paper 2: Practicalities Of Specific Issues [3] - AND:- A report on the economic risks and opportunities from releasing genetically modified organisms in New Zealand was released today by Environment Minister Marian Hobbs. See... Economic study into GM published [4] and for the EXECUTIVE SUMMARY see... Economic Risks And Opportunities From GMOs [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00355.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00357.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00356.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00364.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00363.htm


Environmentalist Reaction – Yeah Right!

-The Green Party is extremely concerned that Cabinet papers released today on GE co-existence confirm that the Government expects New Zealanders to accept a level of GE contamination of GE-free crops. See... Govt says GE contamination OK: NZers disagree [1] and Govt spin on GE economics report outrageous [2] MORE REACTION: - Sustainability Council - Key coexistence questions remain unanswered [3] - Greenpeace - Govt. GE Strategy Mimics Monsanto’s Failing One [4] and Monsanto Investors Face Catastrophic Risk [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00360.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00376.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0304/S00123.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0304/S00205.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0304/S00204.htm


Comment & Links: The Massacre In Mosul

- A number of innocent Iraqis were killed and many more injured by the U.S. troops in Mosul in an incident that has been generally downplayed by the U.S. media. See... Sam Smith: What Happened In Mosul? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00169.htm


Who is Zalmay Khalilzad?

- George Bush has named the disease: Islamic fundamentalist terrorism. But rest easy. He has also named the cure: Dr. Zalmay Khalilzad. See... Who is Zalmay Khalilzad, Special Envoy for Iraq [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00168.htm


Stated Objectives Of US Troops Are Immense

– With the fall of Saddam Hussein from power, the United States government is busy preparing for its postwar occupation. Current plans call for putting U.S. officials in charge of Iraq under the name of the Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance in Iraq led by former U.S. general Jay Garner. See... PINR: Postwar Objectives In Iraq [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00167.htm


"There's No Business Like War Business, No Business So Low"

- We are now in the third year of the new century and we stand bewildered by what happened to the wonderful expressions of hope and joy that were expressed in the millennium celebrations. See... Guest Opinion: The War Business [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00166.htm


Keith Rankin: Golbal Policing

- It has been long evident that the United States' invasion and conquest of Iraq has been neither a quest for weapons of mass destruction (whatever that phrase means) nor a selfless exorcism of an evil regime. The United States was always too eager. See... Keith Rankin: Do We Need A Global Police Force? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00165.htm


Firas Al-Atraqchi: Think Before You Cheer

- North American media, specifically those represented by CNN, MSNBC, and FOX, are jubilant, nearly giddy in their reporting of this incredible U.S. victory over the evil dictatorship of Iraq. See... Firas Al-Atraqchi: Before You Cheer... [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00164.htm


Supercomputer Weather: Typhoon Tokyo Bound

- Typhoon season may be coming early this year in Japan with long range Supercomputer forecasting indicating that Super Typhoon Kujira is Tokyo bound. See... Supercomputer Weather: Super Typhoon Kujira [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00162.htm


Scoop Image: Setting Free Tarlton's Turtles

: Able Seaman Mark Latu of HMNZS Canterbury releases one of the tropical green turtles into the Kermadecs Marine Reserve See... Kelly Tarlton’s tropical green turtles swim away [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0304/S00203.htm


Karen Walker Hits The Big Time Stateside

- New Zealand fashion icon included in stellar exhibition in United States. See... Karen Walker To Exhibit Alongside Fashion’s Elite [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0304/S00199.htm


Business And Labour Unite In Call For Interest Rate Cut

- Both the timing and the environment are right for a cut in interest rates, says Business NZ. See... Time for an interest rate cut [1] . And, “the case is by now well-established for a cut in interest rates,” said Council of Trade Unions secretary Paul Goulter today. See... Time To Cut Interest Rates - CTU [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0304/S00186.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0304/S00185.htm


Katya Rivas's Passion

- In the Will of Father I have lived days of intense sadness without complaining but accepting what the Father wanted to make Me feel. See... Katya Rivas: Passion Extracts Sixteen To Twenty [1] . See also... Katya Rivas: Message For Holy Week 2003 No. 3 [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00163.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00157.htm



http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0304/S00122.htm
Students from Pukekohe Intermediate camped out on Motuihe Island over Famine weekend - with supplies flown in by the Navy's Seasprite.


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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NZ Gives $1 Million To Red Cross For Iraq

- New Zealand is to give an additional $1 million to the Red Cross for emergency humanitarian relief work in Iraq, Foreign Minister Phil Goff and Aid Minister Marian Hobbs announced today. See... Extra $1 million for Red Cross work in Iraq [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00375.htm


Pharmacy Closures Warning

- The Government's rushed decision to change pharmacy prescriptions will result in pharmacy closures around the country, National says. See... Pharmacy closures and illegal drugs risks [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00374.htm


Anderton Talks Drugs

- Jim Anderton speech notes New Zealand statement to the 46th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs See... 46th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00372.htm


'Lifestyle' Caesars A Waster Of Resources

- New Zealand's stretched health dollar should not be spent on lifestyle caesarean births, United Future health spokeswoman Judy Turner said today. See... Turner: No public money for 'lifestyle' caesars [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00371.htm


Helen's Iraq Comments Affect The Price Of Milk

- Helen Clark's diplomatic bungling on Iraq may hit New Zealand's economy much quicker than many expected, according to National Party Trade Spokesman Dr Lockwood Smith. See... Clark's bungle puts milk powder exports at risk [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00370.htm


These Were The Days Of Our Select Committes

- There were nine committee meetings, three of which were outside Wellington. See... Select Committee Business to 17 April 2003 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00369.htm


Overcharging By SOE Generators Should Be Repaid

- The National Party is urging the Energy Minister to direct state owned power generators to repay any money collected after what Pete Hodgson claims is overcharging. See... Serious questions raised after overcharging claim [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00368.htm


Deborah Coddington Heads Back To School

- ACT Education Spokesman Deborah Coddington leaves New Zealand tomorrow to begin ten weeks of study at Cambridge University. See... Deborah Coddington Goes to Cambridge [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00367.htm


Marc Alexander Is Anti-Maori TV - Twice

There's no rhyme nor reason to Labour's support of Maori television, United Future's broadcasting spokesman Marc Alexander said today. See... RIP Aotearoa TV 1997; RIP Maori TV 2004? [1] and MTV Policy is like the Charge of the Light Brigade [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00366.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00365.htm


… Unlike Steve Maharey

- Broadcasting Minister Steve Maharey is backing the Maori Television Service and says constant criticism levelled at the channel will not stop it going to air. See... Maharey backs Maori Television [1] Screenage Media conference dinner - Steve Maharey [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00358.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00359.htm


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