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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
North Island Nurses Promise Black Friday Strike
Child Youth Family Opens New Justice Facility
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Ongoing Civilian Attacks In Israel/Occupied Territories
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hutton Inquiry: Who Is Lord Hutton?
Hutton Inquiry: Hard News & More Is There!
Hutton Inquiry: Greg Palast Says "Whitewash"
Hutton Inquiry: The Findings & Reaction
ZZZZzzzzzt Scoop Has Feedback
Michael E. Salla Investigates The CIA's Black Budget
Searching For Truth Bush's The State Of The Union
UQ Wire: Republicans Blocking 911 Inquiry Extension
Firas Al-Atraqchi: Jailed Are The Peacemakers
John Kerry Cartoon by John Chuckman
Skull & Bones The Bush-Kerry Nexus
Daily Katya Rivas Meditations

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Turia Decision Shows Cabinet Leadership Vacuum - ACT
Copeland Surprised At Brash Property Views
Maharey Challenges Brash To Deliver Another Speech
Rural Schools Receive Savage Ravaging
Improving Cross Ditch Business Relationships
Wairarapa Kids Missing Out Under PHO Policy
Those Were The Days Of Our Select Committees
National Calls For Court System Review
United Defends The Rights Of Trampers
Students Come To Parliament

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LEAD STORY:

Nurses Promise Black Friday Strike

- Four thousand nurses, midwives and health assistants will walk out of seven lower North Island hospitals on February 13th. See... 4000 Lower NI Nurses Prepare Black Friday Strikes [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0401/S00047.htm


Child Youth Family Opens New Justice Facility

- Child, Youth And Family Opens Country’s Largest Youth Justice Residence Adding 15 New Beds. See... Largest Youth Justice Residence Opens In Manukau [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0401/S00089.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Maori & animal welfare orgs condemn horse kill [1]
  • RBNZ prepared to constrain asset bubbles [2]
  • Rising Trend in New Dwelling Units Continues [3]
  • Worldwide Solution to Global Warming [4]
  • Interest Rate Hike A Blow To Dairy Farmers [5]
  • New training support for Pacific business [6]
  • Growers ask for more time before making changes [7]
  • Auckland City Backs Transport Recommendations [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0401/S00092.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0401/S00160.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0401/S00156.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0401/S00065.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0401/S00151.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00279.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0401/S00150.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0401/S00100.htm


    Ongoing Civilian Attacks In Israel/Occupied Territories

    - Amnesty International strongly condemns the suicide attack in Jerusalem that claimed the lives of at least ten people and injured scores of others when a man blew himself up in a bus on Thursday morning. See... Israel/Territories: Killing of civilians must stop [1] MORE: - Sharon Diverts World Attention by Escalation [2] - Gaza: UN urges Israel not to endanger civilians [3] - Islamic Jihad Vows Revenge [4] - Israeli Attack on Gaza Eight Killed Dozens Wounded [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00218.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00211.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00204.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00210.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00209.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • Annan Appoints Monitors For Somali Arms Embargo [1]
  • Organization Starts Aid Convoy In Eastern Dr Congo [2]
  • Explosions Strike Chadian Border Town, Killing Two [3]
  • Iraq, Cyprus Focus Of Annan's European Talks [4]
  • UN Mission To Afghanistan Steps Up [5]
  • Uganda Seeks International Criminal Court Justice [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00228.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00226.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00225.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00224.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00223.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00221.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hutton Inquiry: Who Is Lord Hutton?

    - Upon his resignation as BBC chairman Gavyn Davies commented on the irreconcilable contradictions between Hutton's "bald conclusions" and the balance of evidence presented to the actual Inquiry. See... Who is Lord Hutton? - Ireland, Pinochet, M15... [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00155.htm


    Hutton Inquiry: Hard News & More Is There!

    - Apparently, you need a higher standard of proof to make a radio broadcast than to take a nation to war. I'm not being flippant. That is the clear implication of the findings of the Hutton Inquiry... See... Public Address 30/01/04: Jumbo Hutton's Bonus Pack [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00154.htm


    Hutton Inquiry: Greg Palast Says "Whitewash"

    - He did not say, "hello," or even his name, just left a one-word message: "Whitewash." See... Greg Palast: BBC At War [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00153.htm


    Hutton Inquiry: The Findings & Reaction

    See: - LINK: Hutton Inquiry Report Released - Contents [1] - Hutton's Findings Regarding Dr Kelly's Suicide [2] - UK PM Tony Blair's statement on Hutton report [3] - Statement by Lord Hutton - Inquiry Report Released [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00206.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00213.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00207.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00205.htm


    ZZZZzzzzzt Scoop Has Feedback

    - In This Edition: What a News Organization! - Thank You!! - Photo-Essay 1: Death and Casualty From Iraq - Exciting New Developments In Bruce Hubbard Case! / Bruce Hubbard on our victory and my victimization. - Johnny Got His Gun Thanks To Bush See... Scoop Feedback: Iraq War Photos & Bruce Hubbard [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00152.htm


    Michael E. Salla Investigates The CIA's Black Budget

    - The Black Budget Report: An Investigation into the CIA’s ‘Black Budget’ and the Second Manhattan Project See... An Investigation into the CIA’s 'Black Budget' [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00151.htm


    Searching For Truth Bush's The State Of The Union

    - I'm not lazy, but when George "Peanuts" Bush trotted up to the podium on January 20, state-of-the-union football tucked under his arm, to give the American people yet another futile shot at making a play, it occurred to me that it might be easier to list a truth, if he told one, rather than labor through the usual litany of lies. See... Sheila Samples: If Words Could Talk... [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00150.htm


    UQ Wire: Republicans Blocking 911 Inquiry Extension

    - The independent commission investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks announced on Tuesday that it was seeking an extension of its deadline to complete the investigation until at least July, raising the prospect of a public fight with the White House and a final report delivered in the heat of the presidential campaign. See... UQ Wire: 911 Commission Wants Time, GOP Saying No [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00149.htm


    Firas Al-Atraqchi: Jailed Are The Peacemakers

    - I was doing my round of internet browsing when I came across news that Kathy Kelly, anti-war activist and member of Voices in the Wilderness ( vitw.org ), a non-governmental and charitable organization which campaigned since 1996 to end economic and military warfare against the Iraqi people, had been arrested. ... See... Kathy Kelly Arrested for Anti-War Activism [1] and Nuns Priests & Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Sentenced [2] Sam Smith: John Kerry A Man For All Seasons - If things keep going the way they are, the Democrats will nominate for president a man who was wrong on the Iraq war, wrong on the Bush tax cuts, wrong on the Bush education disaster, and wrong on the Patriot Act. See... Sam Smith: Is That All There Is? [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00145.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00215.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00144.htm


    John Kerry Cartoon by John Chuckman

    - See... Chuckman Cartoon: John Kerry In New Hampshire [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00148.htm


    Skull & Bones The Bush-Kerry Nexus

    - A little-known fact unites Democratic frontrunner John Kerry and President Bush: they are both members of Yale's secret society Skull and Bones. See... Skull & Bones & John Kerry & President Bush [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00143.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas Meditations

    - Beloved little daughter, I want to point out to everyone the short roads, the ones that allow you to reach the degree of love that is assigned by the Divine kindness and allow you to arrive with great swiftness. See... Katya Rivas: You Are My Family [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00147.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Turia Decision Shows Cabinet Leadership Vacuum - ACT

    Associate Maori Affairs Minister Tariana Turia's decision to abstain from voting on foreshore and seabed laws shows that Cabinet is unable to lead on the major choice issue that New Zealand will face over the next three months. See... Turia Decides While Labour Dithers [1] MORE: - National - Tariana Turia's abstention is a sham [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00290.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00285.htm


    Copeland Surprised At Brash Property Views

    - United Future MP Gordon Copeland today expressed surprise that National Party leader Don Brash has committed his party to the revocation of any customary titles issued to Maori under the Government’s foreshore and seabed proposals. See... Where is National on property rights? [1] and Analysis: Don Brash’s approach to Treaty issues [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00298.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00288.htm


    Maharey Challenges Brash To Deliver Another Speech

    - Social Development Minister Steve Maharey is challenging National leader Don Brash to explain how he would alter the delivery of social services, in the light of evidence that the government’s focus on outcomes has seen New Zealanders social position improve. See... Maharey challenges Brash to outline social agenda [1] and People first – the social state of the nation [2] MORE: - United - Dunne backs social outcomes reporting [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00286.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00289.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00294.htm


    Rural Schools Receive Savage Ravaging

    - The restructuring of schools in South Canterbury can only be described as savage, says National's Education spokesman Bill English. See... Rural schools savaged in South Canterbury [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00293.htm


    Improving Cross Ditch Business Relationships

    - An agreement to progress cooperation on banking and competition regulation and the establishment of a Trans-Tasman Accounting Standards Advisory Group were among the many issues discussed today by Treasurer Peter Costello and New Zealand Finance Minister Michael Cullen. See... Ministers Enhance The Trans-Tasman Environment [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00291.htm


    Wairarapa Kids Missing Out Under PHO Policy

    Labour's Primary Health Organisation funding formula is contributing to Wairarapa children's chilling health and safety statistics, says National's Health spokeswoman Dr Lynda Scott. See... PHO funding doesn't help Wairarapa health [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00296.htm


    Those Were The Days Of Our Select Committees

    - Five committee meetings were held this week, three in the parliamentary complex and two in Auckland. There was one site visit. See... Select Committee Business [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00284.htm


    National Calls For Court System Review

    - National is calling for a major financial review of the country's court system as the Chief District Court judge predicts more increases in the workload of district courts. See... Chief Judge raises alarm on court workload [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00282.htm


    United Defends The Rights Of Trampers

    - United Future conservation spokesman Larry Baldock today urged trampers, hunters, fishers and others to make last-minute submissions on the Department of Conservation's review of outdoor facilities such as huts and tracks, if they haven't already. See... Baldock: Hut and track users must have say [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00280.htm


    Students Come To Parliament

    - Green MP Nandor Tanczos will speak at a student protest at parliament today. See... Nandor Welcomes Student Protest To Parliament [1] . See also… Students Demand More For Nothing [2] & Students protest govt injustice to UE students [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00275.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0401/S00095.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0401/S00049.htm

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