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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY:
Bad Weather Approaching – But Where Will It Hit?
Free Zaoui Picket At Midday Today
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
UN Welcomes Israel Announcement To Withdraw From Gaza
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES
STORY OF THE WEEK: What Did Governor Hobson Really Say At Waitangi?
SCOOP FRINGE 2004 COVERAGE: Nathan Green Reviews Harry The Dead Poet

SCOOP COLUMNS:
ZZZZZzzzzzt Scoop Has Feedback
Hard News Is There!
Stateside: Keep Your Eye On The Ball
Scoop Link: Is This NZ's Most Viewed Short Film?
Satire: David Kay's Truth-telling Continues
Sam Smith: Reading The Wisconsin Primary's Entrails
Manuel Valenzuela: Fraternity, Solidarity and the World's People
Chuckman Looks Askance At The Democratic Primary Season
Daily Katya Rivas Meditations

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Waiting List At Capital Coast DHB Dire
Health Minister Announces DHB Appointments
Eckhoff To Donate Cost Of Cow To Flood Victims
Hodgson Speaks On Climate Change
High Country Plans Need Close Examination
NZ First’s Crimes Bill Goes Into
Muriel’s Column For The Week
Fishy Talk From United Future
Storm Shows NZ’s Air Force to be Lean in the Air
Public Support For Niue Encouraged

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Scoop Is In The House

– For Today’s questions for oral answer See... Questions for Oral Answer - Thursday, 19 February [1] - For Wednesday’s questions and answers for oral answer see... Oral Q&As Wed 18 Feb [2] . For Tuesday's transcript of Minister's questions see…Questions Of The Day & Answers - February 17 2004 [3] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00317.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00311.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00280.htm


LEAD STORY:
Bad Weather Approaching – But Where Will It Hit?

- MetService forecasters are expecting a front moving over the country today to become more active, producing a spell of heavy rain in many western areas from Fiordland to northwest Nelson and in the the west of the North Island from Wellington to Taranaki. See... A Burst Of Heavy Rain And Strong Winds Today [1] . For an alternative forecast which shows Auckland and the Waikato receiving the brunt of tonight's downpour see... Supercompter Weather: Plotting The Coming Storm [2] MORE STORM NEWS: - National - Local MP concerned over storm aid package [3] - National - Where are the Iroquois when we need them? [4] - ACT - Hand-Up For Flood Victims [5] - Fed Farmers - FFNZ Activates Adverse Events Trust [6] - Gas Assoc. – Yellow card system for natural gas cheats [7] - Bank of New Zealand - BNZ Account for Manawatu District flood victims [8] - Fed Farmers - Speedy Flood Action Welcomed [9] FOR MORE COVERAGE OF THE BIG BLOW... CLICK HERE [10]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0402/S00068.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00154.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00308.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00307.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00315.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00224.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00213.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00212.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00211.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00152.htm


NEW ZEALAND LEAD STORY:

Free Zaoui Picket At Midday Today - Concerned citizens in Wellington are invited to a picket starting at the New Zealand Immigration Service (56 The Terrace) and moving to the Security Intelligence Service (Ministry of Defence, Stout Street) today at 12 noon. See… Justice Picket for Ahmed Zaoui Midday Today [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0402/S00113.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Australian Feds Charge Another NZer Over Cocaine [1]
  • Local MP concerned over storm aid package [2]
  • Fisher & Paykel - Auck University Form Partnership [3]
  • Children’s T-Shirt Supports Breast Cancer Research [4]
  • Yellow card system for natural gas cheats [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00178.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00308.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00216.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00215.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00213.htm


    UN Welcomes Israel Announcement To Withdraw From Gaza

    - Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s announcement that Israel will withdraw the military and settlements from the Gaza Strip should be welcomed by all, as it sets the stage for the possible resumption of a “vigorous” peace process, the senior United Nations See... Israel’s Gaza Withdrawal Announcement Welcomed [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00175.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • Russia: Anti-Chechen sentiment Out of control [1]
  • Millionth Afhan Registers To Vote-UN [2]
  • Haiti: preparations for possible refugee exodus [3]
  • Bird Flu: Preventing Contact With Wild Birds Better Than Killing [4]
  • Annan To Meet With ‘Group Of Friends’ Of Iraq [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00177.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00176.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00173.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00171.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00169.htm


    STORY OF THE WEEK:

    What Did Governor Hobson Really Say At Waitangi? - The following is the address referred to in Governor General Dame Silvia Cartwright's Waitangi Day Address . See... Ropeworks – He Taura Whiri - Joan Metge DBE [1] MORE FROM THE RACE DEBATE: - ACT - ACT Shows the Way to Implement No Race-Based Law [2] - United Future - Seek 'good faith' fishing talks with Maori [3] FOR MORE STORY OF THE WEEK COVERAGE... CLICK HERE [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00164.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00318.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00309.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00167.htm


    SCOOP FRINGE 2004 COVERAGE: Nathan Green Reviews Harry The Dead Poet

    - The Carter Observatory Planetarium was a paradoxical venue for a poet who saves his most ascerbic verse for the hash human kind is making of life here on earth. See... FRINGE '04 REVIEW: Harry the Dead Poet [1] See also... Scoop Fringe 2004 Feature [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00165.htm
    [2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=fringe04

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    ZZZZZzzzzzt Scoop Has Feedback

    - In This Edition: Fireknife Dancers – Request For Assistance - Keep The Children In The Dark - US Warships in NZ waters - Seeking An Old Shipmate - Wheel loss - The Origin Of National's Support Jump - Treaty Is With The British - Iraq War Flics - ... See... Scoop Feedback: Views And News From Readers [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00163.htm


    Hard News Is There!

    - Am I the only one watching the story of the 16-year-old Sri Lankan girl with a growing sense of disbelief? For a start, would it kill One News to remind its viewers that she was sent home because, like hundreds of other people every year, she didn't meet the criteria... See... Public Address 19/02/04 - Humans Write [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00162.htm


    Stateside: Keep Your Eye On The Ball

    - While we’re all being entertained by the Democratic presidential nominations, tyre tracks on Mars, and San Francisco’s rebellious mayor, some deeply disturbing legislation is wending its way through the US House of Representatives and the Senate. See... Stateside: A Nation Closing In On Itself [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00161.htm


    Scoop Link: Is This NZ's Most Viewed Short Film?

    - I recently shot a short film based on Peter Jackson's 1996 King Kong script. I put the film online at www.kongmovie.com and have had about 1 millions hits on the site in the last 5 days, despite the film being primarily an audition piece for Peter Jackson… See... Scoop Link: Jackson/Walsh King Kong Short Movie [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00160.htm


    Satire: David Kay's Truth-telling Continues

    - The former director of the Iraq Survey Group, David Kay, has shocked the Bush administration once again by stating unequivocally that the 2000 presidential election was indeed stolen by the Supreme Court and delivered to George W. Bush. See... Satire: David Kay Says 2000 Election Was Stolen [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00159.htm


    Sam Smith: Reading The Wisconsin Primary's Entrails

    - Once again, the pollsters were way off. Some of this is the fault of the trend towards what we have come to think of as American Idol elections in which superstars are selected by an audience that has only observed their talents for a few minutes with the help of dubious commentators. See... Sam Smith: The American Idol Election [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00158.htm


    Manuel Valenzuela: Fraternity, Solidarity and the World's People

    - A year ago I was in Barcelona, Spain, participating in the February 15th worldwide march protesting against what was to be the coming American invasion of Iraq. See... Manuel Valenzuela: The Other Superpower [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00157.htm


    Chuckman Looks Askance At The Democratic Primary Season

    - Crowds cheering, bands marching, costumes glittering, high-wire stunts, and even animal acts (if the latest Bush stories about Kerry are to believed) - all these and more are coming this fall to America's local fairgrounds and national airwaves. See... John Chuckman: The Dirtiest Show On Earth! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00156.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas Meditations

    - My daughter, if the world would only understand how important and necessary are the apparitions of My Mother… Just like there is only one ruler in each country and the others are subjects, there is one sovereign in the universe. See... Katya Rivas: Come to Me Through Her [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00155.htm



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    Lianne Dalziel – In The Line Of Fire In Today's Questions


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Waiting List At Capital Coast DHB Dire

    - At least 1800 patients are waiting more than six months for first assessment by Capital Coast Health specialists, the Health Select Committee was told today. See... 1800 patients wait for six months at Capital Coast [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00306.htm


    Health Minister Announces DHB Appointments

    - Health Minister Annette King has announced a new deputy chair, Sharron Cole, for Hutt District Health Board (DHB), and a new board member, Norman Dewes, for Canterbury DHB. See... King announces District Health Board appointments [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00316.htm


    Eckhoff To Donate Cost Of Cow To Flood Victims

    - ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff today pledged to donate the cash equivalent of a dairy cow to farmers who suffered significant losses in the recent Manawatu Rangitikei and Southern Wairarapa floods - and urged other rural ... See... Hand-Up For Flood Victims [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00315.htm


    Hodgson Speaks On Climate Change

    - Pete Hodgson Speech: Why climate change matters [Address at Dairy Expo 2004, TSB Stadium, New Plymouth] See... Pete Hodgson Speech: Why climate change matters [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00314.htm


    High Country Plans Need Close Examination

    - “The Government’s plans for the South Island high country need much closer scrutiny than they have so far received,” said New Zealand First conservation spokesperson, Edwin Perry. See... Tenure Review Needs Scrutiny [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00313.htm


    NZ First’s Crimes Bill Goes Into

    Ballot - New Zealand First Deputy Leader, Peter Brown, has placed in the ballot of Members’ Bills a Crimes (Criminal Justice Strengthening) Amendment Bill which attempts to toughen three specific areas of our criminal law. See... My Crimes Bill: One Step For The Victim [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00312.htm


    Muriel’s Column For The Week

    - This week the Column looks at a welfare system that is undermining our society, and asks why such flawed policies have not been modernised. See... A Welfare System Gone Wrong [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00310.htm


    Fishy Talk From United Future

    - The Government should seek "good faith talks" with Maori on the catching of undersized fish under customary rights sanctioned in fisheries settlements, United Future's Larry Baldock said today. See... Seek 'good faith' fishing talks with Maori [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00309.htm


    Storm Shows NZ’s Air Force to be Lean in the Air

    - Storms that have caused havoc throughout the lower North Island have uncovered more holes in New Zealand's Air Force, says National's Defence spokesman Simon Power. See... Where are the Iroquois when we need them? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00307.htm


    Public Support For Niue Encouraged

    - Foreign Minister Phil Goff today welcomed continuing efforts by New Zealanders to raise funds for Niue, which was devastated by Cyclone Heta in early January. See... Goff delighted by public support for Niue [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00305.htm

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