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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY: Cullen Explains Govt Stance on Seabed and Foreshore
Racism, What Racism? Brash Writes About Race
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
War Crimes: Miloševic’s Communications Limits With Outside World Eased
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

SCOOP COLUMNS:
FRINGE '04: Turbulent Flux Reviewed By Sven Mehzoud
Stateside With Rosalea: Sorry Ralph
Hard News Is There!
Greg Palast Recovers Some Lost Bush Memories
Jay Shaft Receives Mail From Iraq
SCOOP REVIEW: Momix's Opus Cactus
Daily Katya Rivas Meditations

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
No Ban On Pseudoephedrine Medicines - Yet
Primary Teachers Join The School Network Review Opposition
David Thornton Vs The Auckland Regional Council
Broadcasting Junket Angers Coddington
Cullen Urged To Abandon Free Speech
Looking Back When Racism Was Expressed In Taxation Policy
Lianne Does Her Bit For Leaky Building Syndrome
Tourism Business Going Great Guns
Dispute Tribunal Referee Strike Hindering Justice

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http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0402/S00132.htm
FRINGE '04: It's A Fine Line

http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=fringe04
See also... Scoop Fringe 2004 Feature

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

– For today's Parliamentary Questions see... Questions for Oral Answer - Thursday, 12 February [1] - For Wednesday’s questions and answer for oral answer See... Questions Answers For Oral Answer Wednesday Feb 11 [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00183.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00179.htm

LEAD STORY:
Cullen Explains Govt Stance on Seabed and Foreshore

- Deputy Prime Minister Michael Cullen said the challenge for New Zealand in negotiating a way through the foreshore and seabed issue was to avoid the extremes of right and left and focus on a policy to take the country forward. See... A policy for the future [1] ALSO: - More Cullen - Cullen Address To Chapman Tripp Business Dinner [2] - United Future - Dunne seeks bi-partisan foreshore talks [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00170.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00169.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00180.htm


Racism, What Racism? Brash Writes About Race

- Just over two weeks ago, I was welcomed onto the marae at Ratana as part of the celebrations to mark the birthday of the founder of the Ratana church. I gave only a brief speech, as was appropriate, but mentioned my concern about the dangerous drift to racial ... See... The Brash Report: Ratana To Waitangi Via Orewa [1] MORE: - NZ Govt. - Brash challenged over ‘one size fits all’ policy [2] - NZ First - Needs Based, Race Based Or Political Opportunism? [3] Click For More Story Of The Week Coverage [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00174.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00178.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00175.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/index.html#msow


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • CAANZ Media Committee Elected [1]
  • 5 Fishing Companies Misreport $3,200,000 Catch [2]
  • New MS Vulnerabilities Information from Symantec [3]
  • Fed Farmers Slam Building Bill [4]
  • Food Prices Stable in January [5]
  • Guest Nights Trend Increasing [6]
  • Valentines Day More Than Just Roses And Chocolates [7]
  • Fred Hollows Foundation: Services To The Rural Poor [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00134.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00133.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0402/S00029.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00132.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00131.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00130.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0402/S00033.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0402/S00032.htm


    War Crimes: Miloševic’s Communications Limits With Outside World Eased

    - The United Nations war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia has eased the telephone communications restrictions on former Yugoslav President Slobodan Miloševic and Serbian politician Vojislav Šešelj. See... War Crimes: Miloševic Communications Limits Eased [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00096.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • Algeria: Mass grave investigations needed [1]
  • Georgia And Abkhazia Reopen Peace Talks - UN [2]
  • UN Oil Or Money Corruption Denied [3]
  • UN Strengthen Sanctions Against Al-Qaida [4]
  • 'Heinous' Assassination Of Colombian Journalist [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00082.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00095.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00090.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00088.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00085.htm


    SCOOP FRINGE 2004 COVERAGE:

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0402/S00121.htm
    FRINGE '04: Leila Adu

    http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=fringe04
    See also... Scoop Fringe 2004 Feature


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    FRINGE '04: Turbulent Flux Reviewed By Sven Mehzoud

    - In Turbulent Flux storytelling is about evoking fragments of images and memories, portraying the vibrancy of life, accident and the flux of time. See... FRINGE '04 REVIEW: Turbulent Flux [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00092.htm


    Stateside With Rosalea: Sorry Ralph

    - That munching sound you hear is me eating my words. Seems that the Nader 2000 Campaign did have my address all this time, because this week I got mail from its former campaign manager, who is “working with Ralph to explore whether he should run or not in the 2004 presidential election” and asking for $75 to help “reach supporters, pay for some staff and fuel our frugal road trips around the country.” See... Stateside with Rosalea: Midweek Musings [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00091.htm


    Hard News Is There!

    - Gordy doesn't know why I'm "so obsessed with Act" and is taking extreme exception to the phrase "the big fella", which he regards as equally as "thuggish" as "bl*ck fella". I'm not sure if he'd agree with the big people's rights advocate who declared ... See... Public Address 12/02/04 - Reaching For The Logic [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00090.htm


    Greg Palast Recovers Some Lost Bush Memories

    - On November 7, 2001, BBC TV and the Guardian of London reported that the Bush Administration thwarted investigations of Dr. A.Q. Kahn who this week confessed selling atomic secrets to Libya, North Korea, and Iran. See... Bush Spiked Probe of Pakistan's Dr. Strangelove [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00089.htm


    Jay Shaft Receives Mail From Iraq

    - The following letter was sent to me by a member of Military Families Speak Out. It is in response to the interview with two US army officers two weeks ago . See... Jay Shaft: A US Soldier Writes From Iraq [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00088.htm


    SCOOP REVIEW: Momix's Opus Cactus

    - At Auckland's The Edge: Aotea Centre – Opus Cactus carries one into a world of colour, contrasts, silhouette, sound made palpable through the dancers’ form transcends the physical, draws one into a world of illusion, a realm of the ancients. See... Opus Cactus Transcending Physical An Ancient Dream [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00086.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas Meditations

    - Look at Me, hanging on the Cross. Do you think that I have not deserved from man a greater love than the love which they have who deem themselves to be My subjects? I have liquidated all former pacts that I had contracted with man. See... Katya Rivas: Why Do You Want to Limit My Love? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00087.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0402/S00129.htm
    FRINGE '04: Inviting Caroline

    http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=fringe04
    See also... Scoop Fringe 2004 Feature

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    No Ban On Pseudoephedrine Medicines - Yet

    - The coalition government has accepted Ministry of Health advice not to ban cold and cough remedies containing the ingredient pseudoephedrine at this time, Associate Health Minister Jim Anderton said today. See... No ban on cold & cough remedies, for now [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00185.htm


    Primary Teachers Join The School Network Review Opposition

    - Trevor Mallard today lost the support of his closest ally in his battle to close hundreds of schools across New Zealand, said National education spokesman Bill English. See... Education Minister loses closest ally [1] and NZEI.. Some Review Announcements Ignore Students Needs [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00173.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0402/S00016.htm


    David Thornton Vs The Auckland Regional Council

    - You may be interested in the following emails [amongst many - and dozens of similar phone calls] I have received on the ARC latest rates demand. See... Comments From Angry Ratepayers [1] and ARC responds to David Thornton [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0402/S00074.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0402/S00075.htm


    Broadcasting Junket Angers Coddington

    - Revelations that Government broadcasters are swanning off to a conference at a luxurious Fijian resort, spending at least $50,000, further confirms Prime Minister Helen Clark's idea of 'arts and culture' is the culture of excess. See... Labour Govt's Culture Of Extravagance [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00182.htm


    Cullen Urged To Abandon Free Speech

    - "Finance Minister Michael Cullen must act quickly to pull his anti-business ministers into line, " says National Party Deputy Finance spokesman John Key. See... Cullen must pull anti-biz ministers into line [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00181.htm


    Looking Back When Racism Was Expressed In Taxation Policy

    - Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Judith Tizard said she was delighted that a major exhibition about the Chinese poll tax had come to Auckland. See... Poll tax exhibition comes to Auckland [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00177.htm


    Lianne Does Her Bit For Leaky Building Syndrome

    - Thank you for the opportunity to launch the Wellington Institute of Technology's Diploma in Building Surveying this morning. See... Launch of the Diploma of Building Surveying [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00187.htm


    Tourism Business Going Great Guns

    - According to the latest Statistics New Zealand Accommodation Survey, guest nights increased by five percent in December 2003, in comparison to the record figures of 2002, and nine percent on 2001. See... Industry Partnerships keep on paying off [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00186.htm


    Dispute Tribunal Referee Strike Hindering Justice

    - Delays in New Zealand's small claims courts are set to get even longer now that Dispute Tribunal Referees are taking unprecedented industrial action, says National MP Tony Ryall. See... Govt shows incompetence and bad faith [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00176.htm

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