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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
NZ Prime Minister Lists Terrorist Org and Individuals - Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that the following organisation and individuals have been listed as terrorist entities pursuant to the provisions of the Terrorism Suppression Act 2002: See... Listing of terrorist entities [1]
NEW ZEALAND NEWS:
Parliament Under Urgency On Duynhoven Issue
INTERNATIONAL NEWS:
Leadbeater Says Gen Dimiri Sentence A Bad Joke
COLUMNS:
Activists Active On Ahmed Zaoui’s Detention
On Board The Empire Builder Train
Hard News Is There
Scoop Captures A Down-Under Winter Wonderland
The Real Oil On U.S./Cuba Relations

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
NZ Govt Disappointed With Indonesia’s Human Rights Tribunal Verdicts
NZ Govt Denounces Iceland’s Whaling Plans
Cullen Confirms Toll Holdings Agreement
Gisborne GE Investigation Shows Corn Probably Not Contaminated
Govt Moves On Offshore Investors
Trade Negotiation Advisory Group Set Up
Economic Indicators Show Stable Economy But Attention Required
Knowledge Engine Rooms In Place and Running
Kiwi Music High On Sales Charts
Shaved Sentence Fir Killing Children!
Car Crooks Getting Away Scot Free
Carter Asked To Sort Out Rates Hiking ARC
Fewer Under-Age Boozers Being Sold Grog
MAF Backs Off Aerial Spraying Hamilton

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:

NZ Prime Minister Lists Terrorist Org and Individuals - Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that the following organisation and individuals have been listed as terrorist entities pursuant to the provisions of the Terrorism Suppression Act 2002: See... Listing of terrorist entities [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00126.htm


NEW ZEALAND NEWS:

Parliament Under Urgency On Duynhoven Issue - United Teeters On Harry Bill: United Future leader, Peter Dunne, says there's a major hurdle to overcome before his party's eight MP's can vote in favour of the law that will allow Labour MP Harry Duynhoven to remain an MP despite his applying to renew his Dutch citizenship. See... Dunne on the Duynhoven case [1] ALSO: ACT: Greens show - again - why they can't be trusted [2] - National - National challenges Labour to come clean [3]

  • More Off-Licences Asking For ID Before Supplying Alcohol [4]
  • Real Gross National Disposable Income Released [5]
  • Toll’s Agreement With Crown Is Outside Constraints [6]
  • Historic Parliamentary Post Box Re-Commissioned [7]
  • Spring Bloodstock Sale - Quality Mares [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00124.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00120.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00115.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0308/S00017.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0308/S00059.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0308/S00057.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0308/S00056.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0308/S00058.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

    Leadbeater Says Gen Dimiri Sentence A Bad Joke On Asia Pacific - Major General Adam Damiri, the most senior military officer before the court and in command at the time of East Timor's 1999 devastation has been sentenced to three years jail. See... 'Sentence for War Criminal a bad joke: [1] ALSO:Amnesty Internation: Indonesia: Guilty General Serving Officer in Aceh [2]

  • Internationals Released; 21 Israelis Arrested [3]
  • Over 20 Israeli Peace Activists Arrested in Mas'Ha [4]
  • Sudan: incommunicado detentions must stop [5]
  • Declaration by the Icelandic Ministry of Fisheries [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00065.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00056.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00067.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00066.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00064.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00061.htm


    COLUMNS:


    Activists Active On Ahmed Zaoui’s Detention

    - Images: Activists put their views of Ahmed Zaoui's detention on a billboard by Wellington's Basin reserve early this morning. See... Images: Spraying It Loud For Ahmed Zaoui [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00038.htm


    On Board The Empire Builder Train

    - Somewhere near Cut Bank, Montana, I swear I heard Napoleon cussing in my ear: "What the hell was I thinking?" The Empire Builder train I was on had just passed a Harvest States grain truck and a shed belonging to the Oil Field Lumber Co. See... Stateside with Rosalea: Portland to Milwaukee [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00037.htm


    Hard News Is There

    - Russell Brown's Hard News: Buy this week's Listener. Read it. The wry feature by Bruce Ansley and a diligent analysis by Steven Price represent your best chance of grasping just how difficult and complex the seabed and foreshore issue actually is. See... HARD NEWS 06/08/03 - Of Worms and Winters [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00035.htm


    Scoop Captures A Down-Under Winter Wonderland

    - Photo-Essay: Scoop Editor Alastair Thompson is spending this week half-way up Mt Ruapehu... So far the weather has been perfect, and today is looking to be another stunner. See... Scoop Images: Yet Another Perfect Day [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00034.htm


    The Real Oil On U.S./Cuba Relations

    - Published recently on this website was a most inappropriately-named 'Fact Sheet' issued by the United States Department of State as a press release on 31 July 2003, outlining purported Cuban espionage against the U.S. A close look reveals rather ... See... Cuba in the Sights [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00033.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    NZ Govt Disappointed With Indonesia’s Human Rights Tribunal Verdicts

    - New Zealand is to co-sign a European Union declaration expressing disappointment at the results from the Indonesian human rights tribunal that was hearing cases from East Timor. See... East Timor tribunal has not delivered justice [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00112.htm


    NZ Govt Denounces Iceland’s Whaling Plans

    - Iceland's decision to start-up a "scientific" whaling programme is of deep concern, Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Phil Goff and Conservation Minister Chris Carter said today. See... NZ denounces Iceland's plans for whale slaughter [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00129.htm


    Cullen Confirms Toll Holdings Agreement

    - Finance Minister Michael Cullen today confirmed that the agreement reached with Toll Holdings was an exclusive one pending the success of Toll’s acquisition bid for Tranz Rail. See... Toll agreement exclusive – Cullen [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00138.htm


    Gisborne GE Investigation Shows Corn Probably Not Contaminated

    - The finding that Gisborne sweet corn was probably not contaminated with GE by cross-pollination here is welcome news, Green Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today, as it shows New Zealand still has a GE-free status worth protecting. See... NZ still has GE-free status worth protecting [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00133.htm


    Govt Moves On Offshore Investors

    - Revenue Minister Michael Cullen today signalled that the government would move to prevent New Zealand investors using certain overseas funds to escape tax. See... Spotlight on “tax-free” investment products [1] ALSO: Cullen’s Speech - Cullen: Address to Auckland Branch of ICANZ [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00109.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00108.htm


    Trade Negotiation Advisory Group Set Up

    - An advisory group has been set up to advise the Government and provide cross-sectoral input into the Government's position on trade negotiations. See... Trade advisory group established [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00113.htm


    Economic Indicators Show Stable Economy But Attention Required

    - Seventeen key indicators are now in place to measure growth and innovation in the New Zealand economy, as well as how well tuned Government polices are towards assisting further sustainable economic development. See... Key Indicators: Economy sound more progress needed [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00110.htm


    Knowledge Engine Rooms In Place and Running

    - Polytechnics and institutes of technology are the engine-rooms of the knowledge society, a role that can be properly acknowledged and resourced now that the government’s tertiary education reforms are in place. See... The engine room of the knowledge society [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00116.htm


    Kiwi Music High On Sales Charts

    - New Zealand music played on commercial radio has increased again to a new high – mirroring Kiwi success in the sales charts this week. See... Kiwi music radio play reaches new high [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00127.htm


    Shaved Sentence Fir Killing Children!

    - "Today's reduction of the sentences of Bruce Howse - convicted of murdering his step-daughters Saliel and Olympia - and RSA triple murderer William Dwane Bell are Sentencing Act failures," ACT New Zealand Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks ... See... Sentence Shaves Scandalous [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00131.htm


    Car Crooks Getting Away Scot Free

    - ACT New Zealand Police Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today demanded that Police Minister George Hawkins stop pretending that Labour is cracking down on crime, in light of new information showing that police have resolved less than 20 percent of vehicle ... See... Car Thieves Away Laughing [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00132.htm


    Carter Asked To Sort Out Rates Hiking ARC

    - Local Government Minister Chris Carter confirmed today that he had received a request from a member of the public to formally intervene in the operations of the Auckland Regional Council. See... Complaint regarding the Auckland Regional Council [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00130.htm


    Fewer Under-Age Boozers Being Sold Grog

    - Associate Health Minister Damien O'Connor is heartened by results of a survey that show fewer Auckland minors are being sold alcohol without proof of age, but is concerned that many outlets are still not checking for age. See... Under-age alcohol sales down, but still too many [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00107.htm


    MAF Backs Off Aerial Spraying Hamilton

    - Green MP Ian Ewen-Street is calling on MAF to learn from its Auckland mistakes and abandon plans for an aerial spraying campaign over Hamilton. See... There's more than one way to kill a moth [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00136.htm

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