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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
NZ Agrees To Take 20 Refugees Out Of Nauru Detention
NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Indonesia Transfers Acheh Prisoners To Java
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News & More Is There
ZZZZzzzzt Scoop Has Feedback
Scoop Review: Kermadec - Where Lunch Is Seldom Free
Meditations: Communing With The Sacred Land
The End-game For The New US Space Race
Ex-Weapons Inspector To Search For The Lost City Of Atlantis
Scoop Link: German Trial Hears Evidence Of 911 Warning
Daily Katya Rivas Meditations

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Farm Purchase Part Of Plan To Rid Mountains Of Sheep - ACT
School Closures Exercise Opposition
ACT Previews Dr Brash's State Of The Nation Address
$100,000 Branding Exercise For Army A Waste - National
NCEA Screwup Revealed
Parents Encouraged To Walk Kids To School
Cullen Likens Wine Industry To A Precocious Child
Fertility Treatment Funding Needs Revision – NZ First

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LEAD STORY:
NZ Agrees To Take 20 Refugees Out Of Nauru Detention

- New Zealand is to accept 20 humanitarian cases from Nauru referred by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Immigration Minister Lianne Dalziel announced today. See... New Zealand accepts new humanitarian cases [1] MORE: - Greens - Greens urge Government to take more asylum seekers [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00206.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00205.htm


NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Symantec - W32.Novarg.A@mm Level 4 - severe [1]
  • Clinical trials on long-awaited 'Male Pill' [2]
  • Border security benefits everyone – Coalition Says [3]
  • 2003 Annual Adspend Statistics [4]
  • Television Advertising Breaks Records [5]
  • BNZ warns businesses of credit card Internet fraud [6]
  • Fringe NZ Sprawls Across The Capital [7]
  • Women Students Target Sexism in Advertising [8]
  • Meridian applauds level of Aqua interest [9]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0401/S00051.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0401/S00033.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0401/S00118.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0401/S00116.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0401/S00112.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0401/S00052.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0401/S00074.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0401/S00037.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0401/S00119.htm


    Indonesia Transfers Acheh Prisoners To Java

    - Eighty-nine Achehnese that the Indonesian colonial government branded as members of the Free Acheh Movement (GAM) arrived in Yogyakarta last Sunday from their jail cells in Kutaraja (Banda Acheh), in the second such transfer to prisons in Java. See... The Transfer Of Achehnese Prisoners To Java [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00185.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • Powell Remarks With Russian President Putin [1]
  • The Globalization of Poverty - 2nd Edition, 2003 [2]
  • Georgia: Put Human Rights At Heart Of Policies [3]
  • Illegal Firings by Subcontractor in E Timor [4]
  • In Al Nabi Saleh: 500 Forced To Stand In The Cold [5]
  • Microsoft founder to be knighted [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00184.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00183.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00182.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00181.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00180.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00179.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News & More Is There

    - If journalists who allowed themselves to be bought food and drink by interested parties were deemed guilty of corruption, there wouldn't be many of us left in the trade. Although I am by no means a champion luncher, I am occasionally fed and watered ... See... Public Address 27/01/04 - Monday Lunch [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00123.htm


    ZZZZzzzzt Scoop Has Feedback

    - In This edition: Cuban Internet story - Thanks So Much - Graphic Iraq War Images - Values Neutral Schooling & Integrated Schools - The World's Policeman - What's The Link - The Whey Of Life - Once Were Warriors As A Political Weapon... See... Scoop Feedback: Cuba, War Photos, Smacking & More [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00118.htm


    Scoop Review: Kermadec - Where Lunch Is Seldom Free

    - I was extremely pleased to get a table for lunch at the Auckland restaurant Kermadec, a place where the food has become legendary. See... Biff Guevara: Kermadec's - A Restaurant Review [1] MORE ON THE WINSTON FISH LUNCH AFFAIR: - Winston Peters - Peters Rejects TVNZ Allegations [2] & Legal Action To Be Taken Against TVNZ [3] - National - Nats Reject Involvement In Winston Peters Saga [4] - TVNZ - TVNZ Stands By Its Winston Peters Story [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00117.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00180.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00179.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00190.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0401/S00056.htm


    Meditations: Communing With The Sacred Land

    - There is a canyon near here where, if you go with a humble heart and silent mind, you can feel the presence of ancient peoples who experienced the sacredness of the earth and universe, and thereby consecrated the land. See... Martin LeFevre: Sacred Canyon and Native Peoples [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00122.htm


    The End-game For The New US Space Race

    - White House Moon and Mars Exploration Initiative Masks Drive for Military Dominance of Space - Interview with Bruce Gagnon, coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, conducted by Melinda Tuhus. See... Moon and Mars for U.S. Privatization? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00121.htm


    Ex-Weapons Inspector To Search For The Lost City Of Atlantis

    - Claiming that he is ready to search for things that he might have a better chance of actually finding, David Kay announced his resignation from the Iraq Survey Group, the 1,400-member team searching for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.... See... Kay Quits ISG To Focus On More Serious Endeavours [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00120.htm


    Scoop Link: German Trial Hears Evidence Of 911 Warning

    - The United States was warned of impending September 11 terrorist attacks by an Iranian spy, but ignored him, German secret service agents testified yesterday in the trial of an alleged al-Qaida terrorist. See... UQ Wire: Trial Hears Of Iranian Agents 911 Warning [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00119.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas Meditations

    - My children, I am the humble Nazarene who comes like an orphan looking for love, a beggar looking for charity, a sick person looking for consolation and a stranger looking for shelter and a place to rest. See... Katya Rivas: Follow the Trail of My Precious Blood [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00116.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Farm Purchase Part Of Plan To Rid Mountains Of Sheep - ACT

    - Today's transfer of Birchwood Station, to the Conservation estate, is just another example of Labour's misguided strategy to cleanse the South Island high country of farming activity, ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff said today. See... Labour's High Country Cleansing Continues [1] MORE: - National - DOC Buying Birchwood-Idealism Out Of Control [2] - NZ First - DOC's Land Buying Spree Continues [3] - Fed Farmers - Federated Farmers Supports Open Market Purchase [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00201.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00197.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00207.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0401/S00070.htm


    School Closures Exercise Opposition

    - National Party Education spokesman Bill English is appalled that the Government is poised to deny parents the opportunity to hear about the future of their school first hand. See... Parents denied chance to hear school plan [1] MORE: - Greens - Rod Donald to visit threatened Sth Cant. schools [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00209.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00199.htm


    ACT Previews Dr Brash's State Of The Nation Address

    - ACT New Zealand Maori Affairs Spokesman Stephen Franks today said he hoped that National Leader Don Brash's speech would show that National had come to its senses on the racism soaking every cell of Government. See... ACT Will Hold National To New Clarity On Treaty [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00208.htm


    $100,000 Branding Exercise For Army A Waste - National

    - The Government is wasting over $100,000 on a new brand for the Army while it is plagued by embarrassing equipment breakdowns, says National's Defence spokesman Simon Power. See... Final Bill For New Army Brand Tops $100,000 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00211.htm


    NCEA Screwup Revealed

    - ACT New Zealand Education Spokesman Deborah Coddington today exposed the flaws in the New Zealand Qualifications Authority's delivery of NCEA results by revealing that one student inadvertently received the exam papers of two other students. See... ACT Reveals NCEA Lucky Dip [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00210.htm


    Parents Encouraged To Walk Kids To School

    - Parents are being encouraged to contribute to a clean, green, sustainable New Zealand by joining or starting walking school buses as children head back to school this week. See... Time To Protect Kids And The Climate [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00204.htm


    Cullen Likens Wine Industry To A Precocious Child

    - In the last decade the New Zealand wine industry has progressed from being a precocious child, through a highly promising adolescence, and into a sturdy young adulthood. See... Address to 2nd Bi-annual Wine Exporters Forum [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00203.htm


    Fertility Treatment Funding Needs Revision – NZ First

    - The Government’s funding policy for fertility treatment should be revised as a matter of urgency says New Zealand First’s health spokesperson, Barbara Stewart. See... Fertility Policy Increases Risks [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00200.htm

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