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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
STORY OF THE WEEK: Prostitution Law Reform
LEAD STORY:
Peace Roadmap Maneuvers Made For Television
NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
SCOOP COLUMNS:
Stateside On Election 2004
Scoop Links: Galloway Bribery Accusations Withdrawn By CSM – Telegraph Sticks To Guns
Dennis Hans: David Brinkley Remembered
Cartoon: The Monkey Dollar
Cartoon: Mad Potter's Haul
Americans Warned In Thailand
Capital Insight: Orwellian Economics In The United Kingdom
Disturbance Abounds In Lead-Up To EU/US Summit
Katya Daily

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
The Letter: Labour’s Maori Caucus Split
Trans Tasman Tax Impediment Removal Bill
Anderton Sides With Churches Against Prostitutes Bill
It’s Nice To Have You Back Where You Belong …
Does Horomia Have Confidence in TMP?
Maori Students Master Maths
More Money for Maori Early Childhood Centres
People Want Island Memorial For Sir Peter
Nats Want Rapist’s Parole Conditions Aired
Lovely Seashore, But Who Owns It?
Coddington’s Liberty Belle
Anderton Drives Immigration For Jobs Campaign
NZ Defence Is A Shambles Says Mark

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STORY OF THE WEEK: Prostitution Law Reform

- This Wednesday Parliament is voting on the Prostitution Law Reform Bill, a measure which proposes to decriminalise prostitution. TODAY'S DEBATE: - United Future - Baldock: Barnett Can't Have It Both Ways [1] - Young Lab. - Vulnerable Young People Over Church Leaders [2] – ACT - Prostitution Bill Flawed [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00416.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00132.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00411.htm


LEAD STORY:

Peace Roadmap Maneuvers Made For Television

- The most talented director could not have done better. It was a perfect show. Television viewers all over the world saw heroic Israeli soldiers on their screens battling the fanatical settlers. See... The Best Show In Town - Uri Avnery [1] MORE: - Quartet Statement - Statement By The Middle East Quartet [2] - Israel Govt. - Sharon’s remarks at weekly Cabinet meeting [3] , Sharon's statement at Powell press conference [4] - Russia - Putin Affirms his Role in Peace Process [5] - Palestine Media Center - Settlers Set up More than 10 New ‘Outposts’ [6] , Israel Assassinates Top Hamas Activist [7] - United States - Powell Press Conference with Israeli PM Sharon [8] , Colin L. Powell and Israeli FM - Joint Statement [9] , Powell with Palestinian PM Abbas - Press Conf. [10]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00324.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00313.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00335.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00334.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00333.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00332.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00331.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00321.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00318.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00314.htm

NEW ZEALAND NEWS:

  • Air force leaves for Operation Enduring Freedom [1]
  • Disposal of GE sheep presents massive bio-problem [2]
  • Design students take top honours [3]
  • Kaikoura Island a tremendous opportunity [4]
  • Bright future for the Kiwi ‘Big OE' [5]
  • Mowers, mulchers and avocados come up trumps [6]
  • Sacked TV2 Host to take legal action [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00407.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0306/S00079.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0306/S00049.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0306/S00080.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00127.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0306/S00235.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0306/S00107.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

    Afghanistan

  • UN: release detained journalists in Afghanistan [1]
  • Africa
  • Security Council meets Monday on DR of Congo [2]
  • Abducted UN military observers in DR of Congo [3]
  • Iraq
  • UN: additional $259 million in relief aid to Iraq [4]
  • Middle East Peace Roadmap
  • Freedom Summer Palestine 2003 - July 1 - August 15 [5]
  • Conscientious objectors' trials Monday and Tuesday [6]
  • September 11th
  • Media Silent on Gen. Wesley Clark's 911 Comments [7]
  • Asia Pacific
  • Tonga Media Assoc. Lashes Out At Foreign Media [8]
  • Taimi Publisher Blasts 'Smear' Campaign Media Grp. [9]
  • Indonesia: Protests Mount Over Slain Cameraman [10]
  • Myanmar: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi must be released [11]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00330.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00329.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00327.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00328.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00325.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00312.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00320.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00317.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00315.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00316.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00310.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Stateside On Election 2004

    - Whenever George Will - a conservative commentator on ABC's 'This Week' - says something self-deprecating about the US I catch a whiff of Eau de Rat. See... Stateside with Rosalea: Not the any o'clock news [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00157.htm


    Scoop Links: Galloway Bribery Accusations Withdrawn By CSM – Telegraph Sticks To Guns

    - Galloway papers deemed forgeries Iraq experts, ink-aging tests discredit documents behind earlier Monitor story. See... Scoop Link: CSM - Galloway Papers Deemed Forgeries [1] - Galloway rejects apology over newspaper claims - Scoop Link: Galloway Rejects CSM Apology, Scotsman [2] - "What's happening with George Galloway, then?" people ask me, and I find that many of them think that The Daily Telegraph has long since received a libel writ from the Labour MP. Scoop Link: Galloway Not In Clear Yet, Telegraph [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00154.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00155.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00156.htm


    Dennis Hans: David Brinkley Remembered

    - Softball questions and a “wide-ranging” panel that stretched from right all the way to center became the template for talking-airhead shows. See... Dennis Hans: David Brinkley’s Real Legacy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00164.htm


    Cartoon: The Monkey Dollar

    - A cartoon comment from John Chuckman… See... John Chuckman Cartoon: Note Of Desperation [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00163.htm


    Cartoon: Mad Potter's Haul

    - See... Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Mad Potter's Haul [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00160.htm


    Americans Warned In Thailand

    - The U.S. Embassy has advised Americans in Thailand to conduct anti-terrorist "emergency drills" at home and at work after police arrested three Muslims allegedly plotting to bomb embassies and tourist sites, and captured another man selling radioactive material which could create a "dirty bomb. See... Americans In Thailand Warned Of Terror Attacks [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00162.htm


    Capital Insight: Orwellian Economics In The United Kingdom

    - 'Somehow it seemed as though the farm had grown richer without making the animals themselves any richer-except, of course, for the pigs and the dogs.' See... Capital Insight: The End Of Stealth [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00161.htm


    Disturbance Abounds In Lead-Up To EU/US Summit

    - A power confrontation between the EU and USA looms. Is the stoush just Washington demanding compliance from a former subservient diplo-partner? Or is this the emergence of a new world superpower, the inauguration of a 21st Century Cold War Clash? See... An Emerging EU Superpower & the U.S Cold-War Clash [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00144.htm


    Katya Daily

    - My daughter, a great campaign should be drawn up, a Crusade of atonement and penance. This Crusade will be intense and constant, strong and real, and truthful and convincing. See... Katya Rivas: The Great Tribulation Is Prepared [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00159.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00160.htm
    Harry Potter's Latest Finally!

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    The Letter: Labour’s Maori Caucus Split

    - The daily humiliation for Labour as Parekura Horomia demonstrates his total unfitness for the office, exposes a deep split in Labour’s Maori caucus. As the ninth floor claims Parekura’s job is safe, his Maori ministerial ... See... Richard Prebble’s The Letter [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00419.htm


    Trans Tasman Tax Impediment Removal Bill

    - A bill introduced into Parliament today will bring into effect New Zealand’s part in a landmark agreement with Australia to remove a tax impediment to trans-Tasman investment. See... Major taxation bill introduced [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00418.htm


    Anderton Sides With Churches Against Prostitutes Bill

    - Progressive leader Jim Anderton has welcomed a letter from New Zealand Church leaders opposing the Prostitution Reform Bill. See... Church leaders’ contribution important [1] ALSO: - United - Baldock: Barnett Can't Have It Both Ways [2] - ACT - Prostitution Bill Flawed [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00417.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00416.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00411.htm


    It’s Nice To Have You Back Where You Belong …

    - The collapse of the company that cloned Dolly the sheep is a salutary lesson in the dangers of hastily investing tens of millions of dollars in poor science, Green Party Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today. See… Goodbye, Dolly [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00400.htm


    Does Horomia Have Confidence in TMP?

    - Maori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia will not be drawn into discussion regarding the extended review of Te Mangai Paho CE Trevor Moeke. See... Confidence in TMP Chair actions [1] ALSO: Certainty for Maori broadcasting industry [2] -


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00415.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00414.htm


    Maori Students Master Maths

    - More than 360 primary school students in Maori immersion classrooms made impressive gains in mathematics in late 2002 thanks to new help for teachers, according to research out today. See... Maori maths students make impressive gains [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00413.htm


    More Money for Maori Early Childhood Centres

    - Maori Affairs Minister Parakura Horomia is pleased that Maori early childhood education services will receive almost $400,000 to assist with further development of new and existing services. See... Maori early childhood education to get extra funds [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00412.htm


    People Want Island Memorial For Sir Peter

    - The Green Party is calling on the Auckland City Council and the Government to listen to the voice of the people, when it comes to deciding the most appropriate memorial for Sir Peter Blake. See... Island Memorial Is People's Choice, Say Greens [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00410.htm


    Nats Want Rapist’s Parole Conditions Aired

    - National's Police spokesman is urging the Parole Board to release the parole conditions of multiple rapist Michael Carroll. See... Release rapist's parole conditions [1] ALSO: - ACT - Rapist Should Be Behind Bars [2] - ACT - Make Your Rage About Rapist Constructive [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00409.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00405.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00396.htm


    Lovely Seashore, But Who Owns It?

    - United Future would support any fast-track Government legislation to clarify the issues surrounding the ownership of New Zealand's foreshores and seabeds, according to party leader, Peter Dunne. See... Dunne: Government should clarify seabed law [1] ALSO: - Nats - Coastal claims set to become powder keg [2] - ACT - Blueprint on Maori Beach and Seabed Claims [3] - ACT - Court Ruling Set To Open Iwi Claim Floodgates [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00408.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00401.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00399.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00397.htm


    Coddington’s Liberty Belle

    - This week, in the course of my research, I came across a chapter written for a British publication by the Dean of the School of Education at Otago University, Professor Keith Ballard. Apart from being badly written, the content is highly questionable… See... Liberty Belle: Elitist, Academic Bovine Manure [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00406.htm


    Anderton Drives Immigration For Jobs Campaign

    - “New Zealand needs more skilled migrants if we want higher living standards in the future. This was a Progressive Party policy and one which we want to pursue over the next few years,” Jim Anderton. See... NZ needs migrants for jobs [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00404.htm


    NZ Defence Is A Shambles Says Mark

    - Revelations by the Defence Force that it is suffering from a critical shortfall in experienced staff are a matter of serious concern for New Zealand First defence spokesperson and former army officer Ron Mark MP. See... Defence Force Shambles [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00403.htm

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