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Scoop: Scoops + Politics (100,000th Special!!!)

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Closing in on our 5th anniversary (June 9th 2004) the editorial team here at Scoop yesterday posted or 100,000th news item. So hear's to 100,000 more!!! Hip Hip Hooray!!! & thanks for coming along for the ride.... - Scoop co-editor Alastair Thompson.
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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
Zaoui Lawyers Seek ‘Objective Review’ From Prime Minister
Inquiry Terms of Reference Into Police Pack Rape Allegations Released
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
STORY OF THE WEEK: Maharey Wild Over Brash’s Maori Bashing
STORM WATCH: More Severe Weather Warnings Issued For Saturday
UN Says Iraq Elections Cannot Be Held Until June 30
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News & Lots More Is There!
St Molesworth's Top 10
First Issue Of Port Focus Magazine Stirs The Scampi Pot
Martin LeFevre: Meditations On The Heavens
Dennis Hans: How Whitewash Inquiries Are Born
Pathologists Debate Dr Kelly Suicide Verdict In The Guardian
William Rivers Pitt: What Things Are Self Evident?
AWOL Or Not, Was George Bush Pilot Licensed To Fly?
Katherine Yurica: Constitutional Reform By Stealth In The USA
Daily Katya Rivas Meditations

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Scoop Was In The House
Govt Still Sucking Wealth From Infirm Elderly
Killer Gang KingPin’s Sentence Shows Flaws
Now Time To Stop Sexist Cop Culture
Windy City Gets Wind Farm Carbon Credits
Sky Art For Art’s Sake
Those Were The Days Of Our Select Committees
Super Bugs Gonna Get You
Dunne Wants Out Of Welly
Boo Boo Draws
Apples Into Aussie Soon

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http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00169.htmZaoui Lawyers Release Summary Of Accusations

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
Zaoui Lawyers Seek ‘Objective Review’ From Prime Minister

- We have written at some length because Dr Harrison QC, Mr McLeod and Ms Manning each believe that there is now an opportunity, in the light of the Director’s Summary, for the Prime Minister... to engage in an objective review of the claimed reasons See... Zaoui Lawyers Seek 'Objective Review' From PM [1] ALSO: - Lawyers Explain Public Release Of Allegations - Lawyers Release Allegations Agaist Zaoui [2] - Amnesty International - Zaoui Info. Raises More Questions Than Answers [3] - Keith Locke - Govt. king hit on Zaoui turns out to be damp squib [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00170.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00169.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0402/S00120.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00342.htm


Inquiry Terms of Reference Into Police Pack Rape Allegations Released

- Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced the terms of reference for the Commission of Inquiry into recent allegations made against members of the Police with respect to sexual conduct and investigations of it. See... Commission of inquiry terms of reference announced [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00343.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Juken Nissho Winner Of Roger Award For Worst Corp [1]
  • Judge Vindicates ACT Decision Over Huata [2]
  • Australian Feds Charge Another NZer Over Cocaine [3]
  • Local MP concerned over storm aid package [4]
  • Fisher & Paykel - Auck University Form Partnership [5]
  • GE Wheat Application a threat to NZ’s daily bread [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0402/S00122.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00333.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00178.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00308.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00216.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0402/S00074.htm


    STORY OF THE WEEK: Maharey Wild Over Brash’s Maori Bashing

    - Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Minister Steve Maharey is condemning claims by National leader Don Brash that New Zealand universities have lowered their standards to enable Maori students to graduate. See... Maharey condemns Brash attack on universities [1] MORE FROM THE RACE DEBATE: - Flashback - Ropeworks – He Taura Whiri - Joan Metge DBE [2] - ACT - ACT Shows the Way to Implement No Race-Based Law [3] - United Future - Seek 'good faith' fishing talks with Maori [4] FOR MORE STORY OF THE WEEK COVERAGE... CLICK HERE [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00331.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00164.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00318.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00309.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00167.htm


    STORM WATCH: More Severe Weather Warnings Issued For Saturday

    - MetService meteorologists have issued severe wind and heavy rain warnings for another front moving across New Zealand on Saturday. See... Bumpy Old Summer Continues [1] MORE STORM AFTERMATH NEWS: - Watties- Energy Alternatives To Re-Start Corn Processing [2] - Vero - Vero Already Paying Out On Insurance Claims [3] - Balance - Ballance Offers Assistance To Flood Victims [4] - IAG NZ - Insurer registers more than 3,500 claims [5] - Commerce Commission - Recent storm damage to be considered extreme event [6] - Fed Farmers - Flood Relief Update [7] - Farmers TC - Help Farmers Help The Farmers [8] - Westpac - Unsecured, discounted loans to agri flood victims [9] - BNZ- BNZ donates $25,000 to Manawatu relief fund [10] - Fed Farmers - Tax Deadline Waived For Flood Farmers [11] FOR MORE COVERAGE OF THE BIG BLOW... CLICK HERE [12]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0402/S00077.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00256.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00252.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00247.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00241.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00239.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00234.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00233.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00232.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00230.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00228.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00152.htm


    UN Says Iraq Elections Cannot Be Held Until June 30

    - Citing an “emerging consensus,” United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today said elections cannot be organized in Iraq before the 30 June deadline for a transfer of sovereignty – a date he said should be “respected.” See... Iraq Elections Cannot Be Held Before 30 June [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00200.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • 10,000 Burundian Refugees Return From Tanzania [1]
  • An Outcry from Strangled Bethlehem [2]
  • Israel fence/wall violates international law [3]
  • Albania: Inhuman conditions in police stations [4]
  • 17 Perth detainees start hunger strike [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00199.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00197.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00196.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00195.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00185.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News & Lots More Is There!

    - What with all the issues and everything, I haven't got around this week to writing something about going to see Evan Dando play on Tuesday night, if only so as to use the headline above... See... Public Address 20/02/04 - Lots Of Good Reading [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00179.htm


    St Molesworth's Top 10

    - Top 10 signs Labour is worried about Don Brash See... St Molesworth: Top 10 Signs Labour Is Worried [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00178.htm


    First Issue Of Port Focus Magazine Stirs The Scampi Pot

    - The first issue of Port Focus Aotearoa for 2004 creates a thunderstorm of opinions!- the editorial, 'The Bad Taste Of Scampi Saga Must Be Removed Now" , is reproduced at the end of the thunderstorm of reader response. – Editor Liam Butler. See... Port Focus Debut Sees A Thunderstorm Of Opinions [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00177.htm


    Martin LeFevre: Meditations On The Heavens

    - Every week now it seems, astronomers are making a new mind-blowing discovery or observation. Black holes tearing apart stars that come too close; galaxies flickering on just after the "Dark Age" of the universe following the Big Bang; unseen "dark energy" ... See... Martin LeFevre: Cosmology and Consciousness [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00176.htm


    Dennis Hans: How Whitewash Inquiries Are Born

    - A president, prime minister or publisher can largely determine the outcome of an investigation or the content of a newspaper by who he puts in charge. See... Dennis Hans: Appointment Determinism [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00173.htm


    Pathologists Debate Dr Kelly Suicide Verdict In The Guardian

    - Professor Chris Milroy had this letter - "Fantasists and Dr Kelly" - published in the Guardian (see below, top) hot on the heels of a letter - "Medical Evidence Does Not Support Suicide by Kelly" - by medical specialists from the Kelly Investigation ... See... Dr Kelly's Death: We're After The Truth [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00175.htm


    William Rivers Pitt: What Things Are Self Evident?

    - Nicole Frye and Bryan Spry are dead because of George W. Bush. Both died in Iraq. Both were 19 years old. William Ramirez was also 19 years old, as was Holly McGeogh. See... UQ Wire: The One You’ve Been Waiting For [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00166.htm


    AWOL Or Not, Was George Bush Pilot Licensed To Fly?

    - We all remember the photo of George W. Bush, Commander-In-Chief, waving from the co-pilot's seat of what was dubbed "Navy One' on May 1, 2003. See... Patricia L Johnson: Was GWB Licensed To Fly? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00174.htm


    Katherine Yurica: Constitutional Reform By Stealth In The USA

    - We wrote about it before it happened, we called them by their own name, Dominionists, and we told you that Dominionists in Congress were about to fire their first guns for reformation of the American government. See... Dominionist Bill Limits Supreme Cts Jurisdictiion [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00172.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas Meditations

    - My child, I want to talk to you one more time about the atonement that I want you to make. You ask me how you should make that atonement - with faith and perseverance. See... Katya Rivas: Make Amends [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00171.htm


    SCOOP FRINGE 2004 COVERAGE:

    OPENING TONIGHT!!!! ON WELLINGTON'S WATERFRONT
    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0402/S00027.htm
    FRINGE '04: Mahuika’s Fire

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


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Scoop Was In The House

    – For yesterday’s questions and anwsers for oral answer see... Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 19 Feb. 2004 [1] . For Wednesday’s see... Oral Q&As Wed 18 Feb [2] . For Tuesday's see… Questions Of The Day & Answers - February 17 2004 [3] .


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00334.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00311.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00280.htm


    Govt Still Sucking Wealth From Infirm Elderly

    - The Government's new bill on income and asset testing in aged-care is a pale shadow of their initial promise. Even worse the bill puts major restrictions on the aged care industry, says National's Health spokesperson Dr Lynda Scott. See... Govt fails to keep asset test promise [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00336.htm


    Killer Gang KingPin’s Sentence Shows Flaws

    - The delayed sentencing of William Logan Johansson yesterday shows a judge applying Justice Minister Phil Goff's sentencing law - the non-parole periods are welcome, but justice has still not been done, ACT New Zealand Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks ... See... Johansson Sentence Shows Flaws In Goff's Law [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00338.htm


    Now Time To Stop Sexist Cop Culture

    - The announcement of wide-ranging terms of reference into the allegations of police rape provides a long overdue opportunity to eradicate sexism in the police force, Green MPs Keith Locke and Sue Kedgley said today. See... Time to eradicate sexism in police force [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00346.htm


    Windy City Gets Wind Farm Carbon Credits

    - Plans for Wellington's first wind farm have won "carbon credits" from the government for cutting greenhouse gas emissions and helping to make New Zealand's electricity supply more secure, Hutt South MP Trevor Mallard announced. See... First wind farm for Wellington wins carbon credits [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00345.htm


    Sky Art For Art’s Sake

    - The launch of Sky Digital TV's new arts channel is a stunning and exciting initiative, says Dr Paul Hutchison, National's Arts Culture and Heritage spokesperson. See... Arts channel shows success of private sector [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00344.htm


    Those Were The Days Of Our Select Committees

    - Fifteen committee meetings were held this week, 12 in the parliamentary complex, one in Oamaru, one in Kurow and one in Auckland. There was one site visit. See... Select Committee Business to 20 February 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00341.htm


    Super Bugs Gonna Get You

    - The outbreak of a superbug that has affected 120 people in Dunedin is extremely serious and is a warning that antibiotic resistant bacteria are spreading rapidly in New Zealand, Green Health spokesperson Sue Kedgley said today. See... Strategy urgently needed for Superbug outbreak [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00339.htm


    Dunne Wants Out Of Welly

    - United Future leader and Ohariu-Belmont MP Peter Dunne today reiterated his call for urgent action on opening an alternative land route in and out of Wellington. See... Why are we waiting - still?????? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00337.htm


    Boo Boo Draws

    Wrath - As a member of the Parliamentary Environment and Local Government Select Committee, I am incensed by Environment Minister Marion Hobbs' announced intention to call for nominations this month for membership of the Waitaki Catchment Allocation Board, ... See... Boo-Boo's Boo-Boo [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00335.htm


    Apples Into Aussie Soon

    - The Import Risk Analysis for New Zealand apples issued today by Biosecurity Australia should open the way for New Zealand's apple access into the Australian market, Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Australia's decision on New Zealand apple imports [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00332.htm

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