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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
PM Stakes Out The Political Map For 2004
Don Brash Advertises Separatism – Cullen Responds
Auckland Mayor John Banks Says Racial Political Talk Should Cease
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Bush Explains Why The US Invaded Iraq
UN Radio Reports Iraq Elections Before June
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News Is There!
SCOOP FRINGE 2004 COVERAGE: Nicola Hill Reviews The First Show Of FRINGE '04
Shallow Throat to Dems – This Is Your Chance
David Miller: The Method To The Madness
Moveon.Org Talks Political Ads And The Superbowl
Green Left Weekly: The Protestors Were Right About Iraq
What If There Was A Genuine Response To Intelligence Failure?
UQ Wire: 911 Protesters Arrested At Ground Zero
Daily Katya Rivas Meditations

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
ACT Attacks Government Over State School Closures
Drugs In NZ Prisons Indicate Corruption Says Marks
Lessons From Oil Spill In Milford Sound
Tax Rebate For Volunteer's Suggested
Hodgson Wants You To Harness The Power Of The Sun
Small Business Day New Zealand
Govt Fails To Acknowledge Responsibility For Redtape
Heather Roy Agrees With Squash Superstar On DHBs
Chicken Flu Made A Notifiable Disease
Govt. Accused Of Shooting Zaoui's Messenger
Awatere-Huata Vs The ACT Party In Court This Week
Australian/US FTA - Scoop FULL COVERAGE

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LEAD STORY:
PM Stakes Out The Political Map For 2004

- Under Parliament’s Standing Orders, I have the opportunity through this formal Prime Minister’s statement to review public affairs and set out the government’s key policy and legislative intentions for the year. See... PM's Statement to Parliament 10 February 2004 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00137.htm


Don Brash Advertises Separatism – Cullen Responds

National Party leader Don Brash has flatly rejected suggestions from Prime Minister Helen Clark that he was inciting civil unrest with a newspaper advertising campaign on Labour's seabed and foreshore proposals, to be run tomorrow. See… Let's have reasoned debate [1] MORE: - Greens - Taxpayer foots bill for Brash separatism [2] - Michael Cullen - Respect for property rights in everyone’s interest [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00117.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00121.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00120.htm


Auckland Mayor John Banks Says Racial Political Talk Should Cease

- “I do not seek to trivialise Treaty issues or forget our past but politicians, particularly, need to get over this annual rain dance.” John Banks' State of Auckland Speech [1] MORE WAITANGI DAY AFTERMATH: - John Tamihere - Tamihere Waitangi Day - Dominion Post Column [2] - Richard Prebble - Richard Prebble Speech: Race Relations - The Issue [3] - Richard Prebble - Where are Labour's Treaty Policies Taking Us? [4] - Stephen Franks - Time For Court To Clear The Air [5] Click here for Archived Waitangi Day Coverage [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0402/S00054.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00132.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00127.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00124.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00113.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00071.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Pilot scheme aims to cut court waiting times [1]
  • NZ Breath Hold Record Blown Away [2]
  • NZ Songwriters Taking On The World [3]
  • Quarterly Exports Value Remains Unchanged [4]
  • Commission alerts public to ‘back of a van’ scam [5]
  • Avian influenza made notifiable [6]
  • NORML’s 'J Day' Summer Sessions [7]
  • Karen Walker Fashion Show Autumn/Winter 2004/2005 [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00116.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0402/S00091.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0402/S00090.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00090.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00088.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00122.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0402/S00060.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00087.htm


    Bush Explains Why The US Invaded Iraq

    - I watched President Bush’s hour-long interview with Tim Russet on NBC (02.07.04), with great patience. You have to be patient while the President processes questions and occasionally tries to answer one, after the interviewer has asked the same question in many different forms. I had enough time to go to the kitchen and get a cup of tea while the President figured out the distinction between “war of choice” and “war of necessity.” See... Intelligence Crisis And Bush Admin’s Immorality [1] MORE: - Washington File - Saddam Posed Threat Through Ability to Produce WMD [2] - White House - President Bush Appears On NBC's Meet The Press [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00065.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00079.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00078.htm


    UN Radio Reports Iraq Elections Before June

    - A United Nations team is in Iraq meeting with American and Iraqi officials to determine whether elections can be organized by June. The team, led by special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, arrived in Baghdad on the weekend to assess the feasibility of holding elections See... UN Radio: Iraq Elections Before June... [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00076.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • Palestine: No Road, No Money, No Treatment [1]
  • UN: Urgent Food Aid Needed For 6.5m North Koreans [2]
  • Cypriots have 'historic' chance to join EU as one [3]
  • Abducted UN Staff Member Freed In Somalia [4]
  • Turkey: Human rights defenders still targeted [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00068.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00072.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00074.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00071.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00067.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News Is There!

    - So I get some relief on broadband pricing - but only if I drop from full-speed JetStream to a 256k service. As ever, Telecom is inclined to do no more than meet the market. And for so long as the market remains tepid, so will the incumbent's offerings... See... Public Address 10/02/04 - Better, Faster, Cheaper? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00069.htm


    SCOOP FRINGE 2004 COVERAGE: Nicola Hill Reviews The First Show Of FRINGE '04

    - Yatra takes the audience down road less travelled, reflecting for the first time on stage the feelings of identify of young South Asian New Zealanders. See... FRINGE '04 REVIEW: Yatra: Journey for Identity [1] See also... Scoop Fringe 2004 Feature [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00068.htm
    [2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=fringe04


    Shallow Throat to Dems – This Is Your Chance

    - I'd been trying to reach "Shallow Throat" for several months, but had never received a response. "I apologize, Bernie, for not answering your coded messages," said ST, as we sat opposite each other in a dimly-lit Virginia tavern, "because you wouldn't believe how scary it is to be inside the Bush Administration these days. See... Shallow Throat to Dems: One Chance, Don't Blow It [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00070.htm


    David Miller: The Method To The Madness

    - Don Brash’s speech on race-relations last week was perhaps one of the most controversial public addresses given by the leader of a major political party and certainly of his burgeoning political career. See... David Miller: Why Don Brash Spoke As He Did [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00067.htm


    Moveon.Org Talks Political Ads And The Superbowl

    - CBS Censorship of Political Ad During Super Bowl Sparks Debate on Media Access - Interview with Zack Exley, organizing director of MoveOn.org's Voter Fund conducted by Scott Harris. See... CBS Censorship of Political Ad During Super Bowl [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00066.htm


    Green Left Weekly: The Protestors Were Right About Iraq

    - On February 14-16 last year, at least 12 million people took to the streets to oppose the war on Iraq. Now, twelve months later, the warmongers in Canberra, London and Washington are desperate to justify their murder — but it won’t wash. See... GLW: The Global Anti-War Movement Was Right [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00064.htm


    What If There Was A Genuine Response To Intelligence Failure?

    - Heads rolled at the White House Monday following David Kay's assessment that "we all got it wrong". Condi, Rummy, Powell and Tenet replaced with Garafalo, Robbins, Sarandon and Moore. See... Bush Cabinet Members Who Got It Wrong Sent Packing [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00063.htm


    UQ Wire: 911 Protesters Arrested At Ground Zero

    - On February 7th, 2004, four activists from the "No Police State Coalition" were arrested at Ground Zero when they refused a police order to move from in front of the World Trade Center Path Train Station. See... UQ Wire: Arrests at Ground Zero [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00061.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas Meditations

    - Mothers place great importance on the sustenance of their children, and if they see that one of them lacks stimulus, following the impulse of their hearts, they want to stimulate that particular child with different morsels… See... Katya Rivas: Look for Spiritual Nourishment [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00062.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0402/S00055.htm
    Oxfam Highlights Secret Life of Garment Workers

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    ACT Attacks Government Over State School Closures

    - Education Minister Trevor Mallard's arrogant and cynical penny-pinching has taken a turn for the worse highlighted by his announcement last night that six Northland schools are to be closed, ACT New Zealand Education Spokesman Deborah Coddington ... See... School Closures Cynical Penny-pinching [1] ALSO: - Greens - Clark urged to rein in Mallard on school closures [2] - Govt - Proposed new school networks for Northland [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00119.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00123.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00131.htm


    Drugs In NZ Prisons Indicate Corruption Says Marks

    - New Zealand First corrections spokesperson Ron Mark has spoken out again over the corruption within the Corrections department after the statistics of drug use within prisons was released today. See... Corrections Corrupt, Come Clean Says Mark [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00139.htm


    Lessons From Oil Spill In Milford Sound

    - A vote of thanks is owed to all those involved in the clean up operations at Milford Sound says New Zealand First’s conservation spokesman, Edwin Perry. See... Vote Of Thanks For Diesel Spill Workers [1] . See also…


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00138.htm


    Tax Rebate For Volunteer's Suggested

    - United Future spokesperson on the charitable and voluntary sector Gordon Copeland today urged the Government to give a tax rebate to volunteers. See... Copeland: Tax reward for volunteers [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00136.htm


    Hodgson Wants You To Harness The Power Of The Sun

    - Energy Minister Pete Hodgson is calling for more New Zealanders to install solar water heating and says there are government grants available now to help with the purchase of solar systems. See... Solar water heating a smart choice for NZ homes [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00133.htm


    Small Business Day New Zealand

    - To be held in Wellington this Friday, will kick off a series of 24 Small Business Day events around the country. See... Small Business Days kick off in Wellington [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00128.htm


    Govt Fails To Acknowledge Responsibility For Redtape

    - The Government's new book and website telling small business how to cut through red tape is a classic case of creating the problem and selling the solution, United Future's commerce spokesman Paul Adams said today. See... Adams: Bogus solution when Govt is the problem [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00126.htm


    Heather Roy Agrees With Squash Superstar On DHBs

    - ACT New Zealand Health Spokesman Heather Roy today agreed with Dame Susan Devoy's questioning of the value of District Health Board elections and said that, with DHB elections to be held this October, these questions are very timely. See... What Value In DHB Elections? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00125.htm


    Chicken Flu Made A Notifiable Disease

    Health Minister Annette King says the family of viruses responsible for the avian influenza outbreak in a number of Asian countries has been added to New Zealand's schedule of notifiable diseases. See... Avian influenza made notifiable [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00122.htm


    Govt. Accused Of Shooting Zaoui's Messenger

    - Green MP Keith Locke says top-level attacks on the author of a new report on the Zaoui case should not obscure the document's assertion that Mr Zaoui has been illegally detained since last August. See... Clark and Dalziel shooting the messenger [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00118.htm


    Awatere-Huata Vs The ACT Party In Court This Week

    - ACT Leader Richard Prebble confirmed that Donna Awatere Huata's injunction case would be heard in the High Court in Auckland on Thursday and Friday of this week. See... Huata Injunction Set Down for Thursday & Friday [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00115.htm


    Australian/US FTA - Scoop FULL COVERAGE

    - Foreign Minister Phil Goff today congratulated Australian and United States negotiators for concluding a bilateral free trade agreement. Mr Goff said New Zealand had always supported the idea of an AUSFTA. See... NZ congratulates Australia, US on FTA [1] ALSO: - Australian Govt. - Free Trade Agreement with the United States [2] & Australia-United States FTA - Overview [3] - National - Advance Australia Trade! [4] - National - Free trade deal a tragedy for New Zealand says Brash [5] - EMA - Free trade deal pegs NZ beneath Oz [6] - United Future - Dunne on Oz-US FTA [7] - ACT - CER Will Wither On The Vine [8] - Greens - Australia buys a lemon [9] - NZ-US Council - US-Australia free trade deal an opportunity for NZ [10] - Auckland Chamber - Case For NZ-US FTA Just Gets Stronger! [11] - ARENA - Sugar Helps Australia's Medicine Go Down [12] - Trade Libs - Australia/US FTA - Confirms TLN's Worst Fears [13]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00112.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00064.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00065.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00135.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00099.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00074.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00109.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00106.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00100.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0402/S00057.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00072.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0402/S00053.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00060.htm

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