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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

Mark Gosche Resigns From Cabinet Due To Family Reasons
Scoop Interactive: A Caption For A Kook
First Time On Scoop
Your Letters To The Editor
More War Coverage Letters
New Generation Plans Announced
Asian Crisis: King Cites Critical Mental Health Report
Scoop Gets A Tick: Media Critics Blast Mainstream War Coverage
When Fearing No Caring Is The State Of Play
Tube Talk: All Good Things Come To An End
America's Cup Bid Runneth Over
Scoop Was In The House
Upton Online Reviews The PM's Visit To France
A Pentagon Insider Talks About Depleted Uranium
Palestinian Peace Makers Under Fire
Thomas White Says Goodbye – Scoop Explains Why
Scoop Satire: Dr Ruth Goes To The Beehive
*** Scoop Global Economy Special *** It's The Economy Stupid ****

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)

Employment Stats Show Stability In Workforce
Quota Allocation Good For Maori
Wilson Visits Steel Mill
Maori Innovation Applauded
John T. Visits Flatmates.co.nz
Innovation Attracts Ministerial Congrats
Time For A Flutter Moosh?
Nats Wrapped On RMA Turnaround
Have A Peek At Heather’s Diary
Select Committee Business For The Week
Virtual Investment Competition Awards
When Being Wrong Is A Matter of Opinion
Mallard Tops Muso’s Quiz

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Mark Gosche Resigns From Cabinet Due To Family Reasons

- “Today I have confirmed to the Prime Minister my intention to step down from the Cabinet and resign my portfolios of Housing, Pacific Island Affairs, Corrections and Racing. See... Personal Statement From Mark Gosche [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00227.htm


Scoop Interactive: A Caption For A Kook

- We all know the Dimson loves his war-boys n toys… but this image from Bartcop takes the cake… We're lost for words... Sooooo send your captions in to the Scoop editors... See... Dimson Kooky Caption Competition [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00059.htm


First Time On Scoop

- Deciphering The Alternative With Grant Finch: Do Iraqi’s count, do they matter? In fact the more I ask the question I wonder, does anyone actually matter? Let's examine the issues and ethics... Editor's Note: This is Grant Finch's first column for Scoop. See... Do Iraqis Count? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00058.htm


Your Letters To The Editor

- Power to the people - On Ghosts, Aliens And Waikato Uni Scientists - Painted Apple Moth - Family Commission, A Good Idea? - Deck Of Cards Offends - The Role Of Media By Alastair Thompson - On Prostitutes n Parliament - The Fruit Loop Abusive Depressed ... See... Zzzzzzzzzzztt…. Scoop Has Feedback! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00056.htm


More War Coverage Letters

- During the military invasion of Iraq by the USA-UK-Australia Scoop published images that displayed the true reality of war. Our decision attracted must attention. Scoop also has received over 400 letters to the editor on this subject. Here are the latest ... See... More Scoop War Coverage Feedback [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00057.htm


New Generation Plans Announced

- Energy Minister Pete Hodgson today released information on electricity industry plans for new generation totalling more than 900 megawatts by winter 2006. See... New electricity generation stacking up [1] ALSO: Nats Say What A Crock - The National Party is rubbishing the Energy Minister's announcements today about new power generation. See... Labour puts its head back in the sand on power [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00220.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00226.htm


Asian Crisis: King Cites Critical Mental Health Report

- Health Minister Annette King says the first report into the mental health issues faced by new immigrant Asians presents the mental health sector with a number of challenges. See... First Asian report a challenge for health sector [1] ALSO: Nats Say Report Under-estimates Problem - The Mental Health Commission's report showing the Government has cut the number of mental health beds available, and is way under target on increasing access to mental health services, shows the Government is making no progress in mental health services, ... See... Govt not making progress in mental health [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00206.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00223.htm


Scoop Gets A Tick: Media Critics Blast Mainstream War Coverage

- Two media critics have strongly criticised New Zealand and some global media coverage of the Anglo-American war on Iraq ‹ especially television ‹ describing it as biased and "failing spectacularly" to do its job. See... Media Critics Blast Iraq War Coverage [1] The Two Seminar Papers:- Scoop's Alastair Thompson - The Role Of Media In The Second Gulf War [2] - AUT's David Robie - The invasion of Iraq — and how the media war was won and lost [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00051.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00223.htm
[3] - http://www.asiapac.org.fj/cafepacific/resources/aspac/iraqwarmedia.pdf


When Fearing No Caring Is The State Of Play

- We need to stop kidding ourselves. The neoconservatives in the Bush administration and millions of rank and file Republicans don't care how the Arab street feels about the invasion and occupation of Iraq. They don't care if 50 years of foreign diplomacy and treaties with western allies go down the drain... See... Brent Flynn: Can We Handle The Truth? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00055.htm


Tube Talk: All Good Things Come To An End

- When I was 10, I turned down Saturday morning piano lessons because they would interfere with my morning cartoon-watching regime. Years later, I still can’t read music, but I can recall every episode of The Muppets and Fraggle Rock ever made. See... TUBE TALK: Everything comes to an end [1] (Scoop's Editors wish John T. Forde all the best on his OE. Kia Kaha John.)


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00046.htm


America's Cup Bid Runneth Over

- America’s Cup Minister Trevor Mallard confirmed today there would be a reference to a possible trade and tourism investment by the government in Team New Zealand in next week’s budget. See... Team New Zealand funding [1] MORE:- Greens - $30 million? Say it ain't so! [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00186.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00174.htm


Scoop Was In The House

– For this week's questions for oral answer see... Tuesday [1] , Wednesday [2] and Thursday [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00131.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00168.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00202.htm


Upton Online Reviews The PM's Visit To France

- In this issue Some ruminations on military and trading battlefields in France in the wake of the Prime Minister's visit, Peter Walker's fascinating story of Ngatau Omahuru/William Fox and Elizabeth Rata's sternly Kantian retort to post-modernists run amuck in our teacher education colleges. See... Upton-on-line: Diaspora Edition [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00049.htm


A Pentagon Insider Talks About Depleted Uranium

- In three separate interviews a U.S. Special Operations Command Colonel admitted that the U.S. and Great Britain fired 500 tons of D.U. munitions into Iraq. See... US Colonel Admits 500 Tons of DU Were Used In Iraq [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00050.htm


Palestinian Peace Makers Under Fire

- On April 16, Army Chief of Staff, Lt. General Moshe Yaalon announced that he had given the order to "take the ISM out", claiming that we "injure [the] freedom of action" of his troops. See... Recent Developments Concerning the ISM [1] , Armed Settlers Attack Palestinian Farmers [2] and Reports from Palestine [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0305/S00072.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0305/S00071.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0305/S00070.htm


Thomas White Says Goodbye – Scoop Explains Why

It has been my distinct privilege to serve as your secretary these last two years; the absolute high point of my professional life. See... Thomas E White Farewell Message to the Army Family [1] and A Bush Administration Enron-doer Bites The Dust ALSO: Why Did White House's Mitch Daniels Really Resign? [2] - Harken Energy Chronology MORE: - Is Harken Energy Bush's Watergate? - Harken Energy - Bush’s No Good Trade - Harken Energy - George W's Perfect Storm


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0305/S00078.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00052.htm


Scoop Satire: Dr Ruth Goes To The Beehive

- Got a problem? Need an official answer? Ask the Minister, for the official Government answer to your problem... See... Babylon Express: Ask The Minister... [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00044.htm


*** Scoop Global Economy Special *** It's The Economy Stupid ****

- Live Prices - NZ Dollar/US Dollar Graph- Euro/US Dollar Graph

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Employment Stats Show Stability In Workforce

- Little change in official employment statistics released this morning confirms more New Zealanders continue to move in to work, says Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey. See... Employment statistics confirm stable labour market [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00215.htm


Quota Allocation Good For Maori

- The presentation to the government today of The Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission's proposed quota allocation model is an historic advance for Maori, says Minister of Fisheries Pete Hodgson. See... Fisheries report an historic advance for Maori [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00214.htm


Wilson Visits Steel Mill

- Labour Minister Margaret Wilson will today visit New Zealand Steel at Glenbrook in recognition of the company’s commitment to improving its health and safety record. See... Smart Growth Day Good safety, good business [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00210.htm


Maori Innovation Applauded

- A tribal development scheme, based on commercial horticulture and production of herbal remedies, was described by Associate Minister of Maori Affairs Tariana Turia as a great example of innovative business based on Maori knowledge. See... Turia commends Nga Rauru innovation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00209.htm


John T. Visits Flatmates.co.nz

- Visit to FlatmatesNZ.com, Level 1, 40 Drake St, Victoria Park, Auckland, 10.30am, May 9 See... Growth Through Innovation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00207.htm


Innovation Attracts Ministerial Congrats

- Education Minister Trevor Mallard will today visit Wellington-based Learning Media Limited to congratulate them on the success of their world leading literacy materials and programmes, one of which has recently been adopted by New York City to help its ... See... Learning Media shows kiwi innovation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00225.htm


Time For A Flutter Moosh?

- ACT New Zealand Sport and Recreation Spokesman Stephen Franks today wondered how a silver-ferned black boat competing in Europe was supposed to encourage international tourists, rich or poor, to visit New Zealand. See... Government Gambles On Cup For Votes [1] ALSO:- ACT - ACT Condemns Government Stand on Americas Cup [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00224.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00208.htm


Nats Wrapped On RMA Turnaround

- "National is delighted that the Government has capitulated over amendments to the Resource Management Act that would have protected ancestral and cultural landscapes, and increased the uncertainty and risks of corruption for new developments," ... See... Government u-turn on RMA victory for opposition [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00222.htm


Have A Peek At Heather’s Diary

- ACT is dedicated to enabling New Zealanders to have more opportunities and choices in their own lives. We promote political and economic freedom, strong families and communities, smaller government, and greater empowerment of individuals. www.act.org.nz See... Heather Roy's Diary 09 May 2003 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00221.htm


Select Committee Business For The Week

- There were 19 committee meetings and one site visit. Two meetings and the site visit were outside Wellington. See... Select committee business From 2 May to 9 May 2003 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00219.htm


Virtual Investment Competition Awards

- Commerce Minister and Christchurch MP Lianne Dalziel today presented an award to the Christ's College team which came second in a national virtual investment competition. See... Christchurch students shine in virtual competition [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00217.htm


When Being Wrong Is A Matter of Opinion

- Today the United States of America has signed a Free Trade Agreement with Singapore. According to the New York Times, Franklin L. Lavin, the US Ambassador to Singapore, said it was the US Administration's policy, after the war in Iraq, of "working ... See... When are you going to admit you're wrong Goff [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00205.htm


Mallard Tops Muso’s Quiz

- The results are in, and Trevor Mallard (Labour) and Pita Paraone (NZ First) have won Judith Tizard’s 2003 New Zealand Music Month quiz. See... Impressive results in NZ Music Month quiz [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00203.htm

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