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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
WAITANGI '04: Is Brash's Muddy Eye The First Step On A Road To Race Conflict?
WAITANGI '04: ZZZZzzzzt Reader Feedback
Telecom Makes $365 million After-Tax Six Month Profit
NZ NEWS HEADLINES
Back To Baghdad: UN Transition Team Off To Iraq
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Stateside: The Ten Commandments
Sam Smith: Inside The Democratic Nomination Race
Weird D.C. - The Village People Meet Cotton Mather
Strange Explanations In Thailand For Bird Flu Deaths
The Terror The World Lives With Every Day
Satire: Punditry On A Kerry Vs Bush Election
Daily Katya Rivas Meditations

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Peters Gets Tough On Meurant Over Alleged Simunovich Ties
Brash's Tangi Leave Remarks Spark Backlash
Coral-Ellen Burrows' Killer's Sentence Insufficient - Ryall
Looking Across The Ditch At The Oz Guns Budget
QES Results Show Progress Against Poverty
GE Author In Wellington On Monday
An Agreement To Avoid A Fart Tax Is Signed
Those Were The Days Of Our Select Committees
Brash Remarks On Science & Maori Receive A Rebuke
Mallard Closing Yet More Schools
Booze Biscuits Not Well Received By Greens
NZ And Europe Working Together In Solomons
Govt Decision To Appeal Zaoui Decision Angers

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LEAD STORY:
WAITANGI '04: Is Brash's Muddy Eye The First Step On A Road To Race Conflict?

- Former Race Relations Conciliator, Gregory Fortuin has today asked Don Brash to consider whether he has embarked on a path of Nation Building or a Dangerous Road to Conflict. “I am hearing alarm bells” Fortuin said. See... Brash – Nation Building or Road To Conflict [1] MORE WAITANGI NEWS & VIEWS: - Muriel Newman - Muriel Newman: Divided We Fall? [2] - Libertarianz - Libertarianz at Waitangi [3] - Peter Dunne - Dunne resubmits New Zealand Day Bill [4] - Govt . - Reducing inequalities monitoring reports progress [5] - ACT - ACT Happy To Say It Kanohi ki Kanohi [6] - Commonwealth Press Union - Waitangi Media Ban Breaks Promise [7] - EPMU - Treat journalists evenly - union [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0402/S00034.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00088.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00080.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00078.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00075.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00070.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0402/S00045.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0402/S00039.htm


WAITANGI '04: ZZZZzzzzt Reader Feedback

- Waitangi Day has not yet dawned and we have the spectacle of protestors at Waitangi's Te Tii marae throwing mud and clods of earth at Dr Brash. See... Scoop Feedback: More Reader Waitangi Day Views [1] and Letters To The Editor: Don Brash & Waitangi Marae [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00040.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00032.htm


Telecom Makes $365 million After-Tax Six Month Profit

- Telecom today reported net earnings after tax for the half year to 31 December 2003 of $NZ365 million – an increase of 21.3 % on the $NZ301 million reported for the corresponding half year. See… Telecom Half Year Earnings Increase [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00045.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Global Nonviolent Peaceforce leader to visit NZ [2]
  • Fairfax To Close Putaruru Printing Plant [3]
  • Virgin Flight Nets Thousands For City Mission [4]
  • Continued Growth in Wage Rates [5]

  • [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0402/S00037.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00050.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00055.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00049.htm


    Back To Baghdad: UN Transition Team Off To Iraq

    - The United Nations is sending a team to Iraq to determine whether elections are possible between now and the end of May. According to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the team will also seek to determine if the UN can refine the caucus system or come up with any other option that would be acceptable to the Iraqis: See... UN Radio: Team to Iraq To Assist Transition [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00043.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • Australia & Indonesia To Fight Money Laundering [1]
  • UN Hopes Sharon Gaza Settler Withdrawal Progresses [2]
  • Security Council to focus on Africa & Middle East [3]
  • UN considers expansion in Côte d'Ivoire [4]
  • Police Hurndall Killing Investigation Extends [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00044.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00041.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00040.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00039.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00038.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Stateside: The Ten Commandments

    - While each of the Democratic presidential candidates touts himself as the man who will beat George W. Bush, one sector of the vast electorate that is the United States has its hopes pinned on quite another man. See... Stateside with Rosalea: Run, Roy, Run! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00033.htm


    Sam Smith: Inside The Democratic Nomination Race

    - We have two military heroes running for the presidency. More correctly, however, we should say that they were heroes once - for heroism, at least as commonly described, is something that is partly defined by time and place. See... Heroism And The Establishment In U.S. Politics [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00038.htm


    Weird D.C. - The Village People Meet Cotton Mather

    - Things have gotten really creepy up in Foggy Bottom over the past three years. Sock-stuffed flight suits. Canned bird hunts. Plastic turkeys. Cowboy hats, cowboy boots, cowboy lingo, from guys a century and a world away from the working men who spent months in the rain and heat and merciless winds on cattle drives. See... Beth Henry: Viagra Nation [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00037.htm


    Strange Explanations In Thailand For Bird Flu Deaths

    Bird flu killed people because Thais told "half-truths" similar to the way a black American con-artist deceived wealthy white society by pretending to be the son of Oscar-winning Sidney Poitier, according to the government's top spokesman. See... Ehrlich: Half Truths Led To Thai Bird Flu Deaths [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00039.htm


    The Terror The World Lives With Every Day

    Terrorism of the 9/11-type tragedy is a serious and dangerous problem that people understand, and they take caution when the color alerts are issued. What's amazing is that the same people ignore a far greater terrorism that is on Red Alert everyday with millions of lives and a billion tears but an hour away. See... Douglas Mattern: Red Alert Everyday [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00036.htm


    Satire: Punditry On A Kerry Vs Bush Election

    - Does a decorated war hero and respected senator have a chance against a failed businessman who was an alcoholic into his 40's? See... Satire: Can Kerry beat Bush? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00035.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas Meditations

    - Every beginning has in itself inevitable hardships. Man is born amid the mother’s labor pains; grain sprouts after the seed has been destroyed; water surges after having fought against the force that oppresses it…See... Katya Rivas: I Am Light and Love [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00034.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0402/S00029.htm
    FRINGE '04: Yâtra: Journey for Identity
    FRINGE 2004 OPENS TOMORROW NIGHT AT BATS THEATRE

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Peters Gets Tough On Meurant Over Alleged Simunovich Ties

    - Rt Hon Winston Peters confirmed that Ross Meurant had been employed as a part time policy adviser on a range of industries involved in primary production and trade since 2000. See... Peters Responds To TVNZ Allegations [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00068.htm


    Brash's Tangi Leave Remarks Spark Backlash

    - Green MP Sue Bradford has dismissed National Party leader Don Brash's claims that the Holidays Act would give Maori unlimited tangi leave, saying they were completely unfounded and could breach the Bill of Rights. See... Brash Slings Mud At Workers' Rights [1] MORE: - Govt - Everyone needs time to mourn the dead [2] - CTU - Brash gets it wrong on bereavement leave [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00090.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00084.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00054.htm


    Coral-Ellen Burrows' Killer's Sentence Insufficient - Ryall

    - National Party Law and Order spokesman Tony Ryall says the 15-year non-parole sentence handed down today to the killer of Coral-Ellen Burrows is nowhere near long enough. See... Williams' sentence not long enough [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00087.htm


    Looking Across The Ditch At The Oz Guns Budget

    - The Australian Government's massive $50 billion defence plan announced today shows how badly New Zealand has got it wrong, says National's defence spokesperson Simon Power. See... Australia exposes NZ on defence and security [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00086.htm


    QES Results Show Progress Against Poverty

    - Progressive MP Matt Robson says today's Quarterly Employment Survey, showing a continuing growth in the demand for labour, and in earnings, represents further progress in the war against poverty and inequality. See... Rise in jobs, decline in poverty [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00085.htm


    GE Author In Wellington On Monday

    - Green Party MP, Sue Kedgley will host international author, Jeffrey M. Smith at a public meeting in Wellington on Monday 9th February. See... Kedgley hosts controversial GE author [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00083.htm


    An Agreement To Avoid A Fart Tax Is Signed

    - The Government and agricultural sector groups have signed a partnership agreement on research into agricultural greenhouse gas emissions. See... Agreement signed on ag. greenhouse gas research [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00082.htm


    Those Were The Days Of Our Select Committees

    - No committee meetings were held this week. See... Select Committee Business to 5 February 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00079.htm


    Brash Remarks On Science & Maori Receive A Rebuke

    - Don Brash's repetition of a bogus, old story about footrot research funding being denied because it did not have clear benefits for Maori shows how desperately ill-informed he is on Maori issues, says Research, Science and Technology Minister Pete Hodsgon. See... Brash dredging up old rubbish on Maori and science [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00077.htm


    Mallard Closing Yet More Schools

    - Green Co-leader Rod Donald says Trevor Mallard's visit to the West Coast yesterday did more damage than a natural disaster. See... Hurricane Trevor hits the West Coast [1] and Labour savages Southland education [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00072.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00063.htm


    Booze Biscuits Not Well Received By Greens

    - Arnott's attempts to market alcohol-flavoured chocolate biscuits in New Zealand represents a dangerous new ploy by marketers to hook children and young people into the culture of alcohol at an early age, Green MP Sue Kedgley today. See... Kedgley: Keep the boozy bikkies out of NZ [1] . See also Libertarianz... Don't ban alcohol biscuits, just don't eat them! [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00071.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0402/S00040.htm


    NZ And Europe Working Together In Solomons

    - New Zealand, the European Union and the Solomon Islands have signed a Letter of Intent to work in partnership to implement the Solomon Islands' Education Strategic Plan. See... NZ and EU commit to Solomons' education [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00069.htm


    Govt Decision To Appeal Zaoui Decision Angers

    - Green MP Keith Locke is angry that the Government is trying to block consideration of Ahmed Zaoui's human rights. See... Greens angered by shameful appeal [1] . See also… Amnesty International Criticises Zaoui Decisions [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00067.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0402/S00044.htm

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