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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House

LEAD STORY:
OSCAR CLEANSWEEP FOR LORD OF THE RINGS:
Independent Editor Warren Berryman Dies
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Jamaica Urged To Ratify International Criminal Court
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES
STORY OF THE WEEK: Aristide Says He Was Kidnapped By United States Marines

SCOOP FRINGE 2004 COVERAGE:
Nicola Hill Reviews Benjamin Crellin
Hydrangea Monologues Reviewed By Yyoti

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News Is There!
Meditations On Mel Gibson's Passion
Paul Buchanan Interview – "I Am Not A Spy"
John Roughan: Letter From The Solomons
Wasserman On The Fog Of War – Another Oscar Winner
Teenagers For Peace In Israel And Palestine
Between The Lines: Scientific Distortion In The White House
Daily Katya Rivas Meditations

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Major Hui This Weekend To Discuss Race Relations & Politics
Labour Zoning Policy Dismembering Families
Hobbs Off To Disarmament Conference In New York
Anderton Seeking Classification For Ephedrine and Pseudoephedrine
PM's School Closure Handwashing Seen As Disingenuous
Wilson Comments Pace Of Treaty Settlements
Gambling Industry Accused Of Low Moves
Tourism Goes From Strength To Even Stronger

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

– For today’s questions for oral answer See... Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 2 March 2004 [1] . Come back this evening for the uncorrected transcript of the answers.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00036.htm

LEAD STORY:
OSCAR CLEANSWEEP FOR LORD OF THE RINGS:

It was 11 out of 11 Oscars for the Lord of the Rings: Return of the King last night in Hollywood. See images... Scoop Images: Peter Jackson's Triumph [1] and a full list of awards... NEWSFLASH: Return of the King Wins 11 Oscars [2] RINGS TRIUMPH REACTION: - Helen Clark - NZ’s stunning achievement at the Oscars [3] - Don Brash - Return of the King - Peter Jackson that is! [4] - Tourism NZ - Best Supporting Country in a Motion Picture [5] - APRA - Frances Walsh Makes History for APRA [6] - Natural History NZ - Savour the Oscars don’t quantify the success NHNZ [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00016.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00015.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00030.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00028.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0403/S00027.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0403/S00021.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0403/S00015.htm


Independent Editor Warren Berryman Dies

- Rt Hon Winston Peters has paid tribute to Warren Berryman, founding editor of “The Independent” who died in Auckland this morning, describing him as one of the few real investigative journalists in New Zealand. See... Peters Pays Tribute To Top Journalist [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00038.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Court Finds Ophthalmologists Breached Commerce Act [1]
  • Nationwide Campaign Links Iwi Members [2]
  • Roger Award Report Questions Winner’s Finances [3]
  • Brash Shouldn’t Encourage Negative Union Stereotypes [4]
  • Cyclone Ivy: Red Cross Sends Aid Worker To Vanuatu [5]
  • Mandatory Staffing Ratios For Mental Health [6]
  • Symantec Security Upgrades W32.Netsky To Level 4 [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0403/S00008.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00023.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00014.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00018.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00017.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00015.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0403/S00007.htm


    Jamaica Urged To Ratify International Criminal Court

    - Amnesty International launches new action for Jamaica to ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. See... New action urges Jamaica to support ICC [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00029.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • UN: Women Hold Key To Eradicating Poverty [1]
  • China Releases Tibet's Phuntsog Nyidron [2]
  • "The Ghetto Inside" - Uri Avnery a must read [3]
  • Return Of Millions Who Fled Africa’s Conflicts [4]
  • Asia-Pacific Need Stronger Alliances to Meet Goals [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00035.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00032.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00027.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00026.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00025.htm


    STORY OF THE WEEK: Aristide Says He Was Kidnapped By United States Marines

    - Congressmember Maxine Waters said she received a call from Aristide at 9am EST. "He's surrounded by military. It's like he is in jail, he said. He says he was kidnapped," said Waters. See... Rep Maxine Waters: Aristide Says 'I Was Kidnapped' [1] MORE: - NY News Transfer - Aristide Confirms He Was Kidnapped By US Military [2] - Global Research - Chossudovsky: US Sponsored Coup d'Etat In Haiti [3] EARLIER: Haiti: World Vision Reports Singing In Streets [4] - Haiti Refugees asylum seekers not part of conflict [5] - International UN PeaceMaking Force To Haiti [6] - U.S. President Bush Sends Marines To Haiti [7] - World Vision Commits $50,000 From 40 Hour Famine To Haiti [8] - Support Haitian Democracy, not Rebel Thugs [9] - U.S. President Bush Sends Troops To Haiti [10] - Haiti: Leaders Must Account For Crimes [11]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00023.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00024.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00014.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00034.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00030.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00023.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00018.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00007.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00019.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00018.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00014.htm


    Opening Wednesday Night
    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0402/S00063.htm
    FRINGE '04: I Am Skelly

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

    SCOOP FRINGE 2004 COVERAGE:
    Nicola Hill Reviews Benjamin Crellin

    - Benjamin Crellin has been nominated for the Billy T James Comedy Award four times. At his recent show “At Wit’s End” for the New Zealand Fringe Festival 2004, Crellin made it clear that it’s only a matter of time till he wins. See... FRINGE '04 REVIEW: Benjamin Crellin [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00032.htm


    Hydrangea Monologues Reviewed By Yyoti

    - Set in a student flat in Newtown , 'The Hydrangea Monologues' is a dubious opportunity to spend the afternoon with a bunch of selfish, whining students who don't like each other anymore than you like them. See... FRINGE '04 REVIEW: The Hydrangea Monologues [1] See also... Scoop Fringe 2004 Feature [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00027.htm
    [2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=fringe04

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News Is There!

    - About six years ago, I was at an old friend's birthday party in Wellington. Another old buddy excused himself after only an hour. "Gotta go," he explained. "We need to finish some R&D before the boss flies out to LA tomorrow." The boss was Peter Jackson… See... Public Address 02/03/04 - Comfortable And Proud [1] MORE OSCAR COMMENT: - Stateside: Let it be M-e! [2] - Keith Rankin: Awarding Votes [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00028.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00011.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00241.htm


    Meditations On Mel Gibson's Passion

    - I haven't seen Mel Gibson's gory indulgence of Jesus' torture and crucifixion yet, but you can hardly pick up a newspaper or turn on the tube in the States without being inundated with Christian nostalgia. See... Martin LeFevre: The Passion and the Pity [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00026.htm


    Paul Buchanan Interview – "I Am Not A Spy"

    - After reading an article in the Christchurch Press, by Colin Espiner, I decided to request an interview with Paul Buchanan. Colin’s article said that Mr Buchanan was a former US intelligence agent. I wanted to ask Mr Buchanan why he ceased to be a US intelligence agent. See... An Interview With NZ Terror Expert Paul Buchanan [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00025.htm


    John Roughan: Letter From The Solomons

    - Solomon Islands justice system is flexing its muscles once again. This was not the case in the recent past. The 1987-1997 years--leading up to our Social Unrest period--saw a serious weakening of the justice system. See... John Roughan: Rove . . . the New Reality! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00022.htm


    Wasserman On The Fog Of War – Another Oscar Winner

    - Even on Oscar night, the war in Vietnam still rages. With a billion people glued to their tubes, the old battle cry that "the whole world is watching" was once again true. See... Oscar Smiles On Fog Of War And Warnings On Iraq [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00021.htm


    Teenagers For Peace In Israel And Palestine

    - A growing number of teens who live in Jerusalem and the Palestinian Occupied Territories are in organizations that promote peace, justice and self-empowerment. Seeds of Peace, Pyalara, Shministim, and Dheisheh-Ibdaa.net are some examples of these youth movements ... See... Sonia Nettnin: Teens Organize for Peace and Justic [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00020.htm


    Between The Lines: Scientific Distortion In The White House

    - Leading U.S. Scientists Condemn White House Censorship and Distortion of Science Data - Interview with Dr. Kurt Gottfried, chairman of the Union of Concerned Scientists, conducted by Scott Harris See... Scientists Condemn White House Distortion of Data [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00019.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas Meditations

    - There are souls who consider My Passion, but very few who think about My preparation for My public life: My loneliness! See... Katya Rivas: Jesus Prepares Himself [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00018.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00041.htm
    Warnings Of Food Shortages In Northern Haiti

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Major Hui This Weekend To Discuss Race Relations & Politics

    - The National Urban Maori Authority has called a hui this Saturday March 6th at Hoani Waititi Marae to discuss some of the controversial issues confronting Maoridom today. See... Major Hui Called By Urban Maori [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00021.htm


    Labour Zoning Policy Dismembering Families

    ACT New Zealand Education Spokesman Deborah Coddington today accused the Labour Government of tearing families apart, after reports that school zoning laws have prevented two young brothers from attending the same primary school. See... Labour Rips Children Apart [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00045.htm


    Hobbs Off To Disarmament Conference In New York

    - The threat posed by weapons of mass destruction will be one of the pressing issues to be debated at a New Zealand-sponsored disarmament conference in New York this week, Disarmament Minister Marian Hobbs said today. See... Hobbs to open New York disarmament conference [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00044.htm


    Anderton Seeking Classification For Ephedrine and Pseudoephedrine

    - Parliament will be asked this evening to approve a Misuse of Drugs Order in the name of Associate Health Minister Jim Anderton seeking to classify ephedrine and pseudoephedrine. See... Classification of ephedrine, pseudoephedrine [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00043.htm


    PM's School Closure Handwashing Seen As Disingenuous

    - Prime Minister Helen Clark must be in Cuckooland if she thinks she can escape being badly tainted over her Government's unpopular programme of school closures, ACT New Zealand Education Spokesman Deborah Coddington said today. See... PM In Cuckooland Over School Closures [1] MORE: - United Future - UF Calls For Extension Of School Review Moratorium [2] - Govt. - Mediation an option in school review process [3] - Paul Swain - Swain seeks mediator for Upper Hutt schools [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00042.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00040.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00037.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00033.htm


    Wilson Comments Pace Of Treaty Settlements

    - Treaty Negotiations Minister Margaret Wilson says the government is continually looking for ways to improve the historical Treaty settlement process. See... Treaty Settlements [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00041.htm


    Gambling Industry Accused Of Low Moves

    - New Zealand's gambling industry is seeking ways to keep smokers hooked on pokie machines once smoking is banned in bars and restaurants from December this year, Green MP Sue Bradford revealed today. See... Industry Stoops To New Lows To Hook Smokers [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00039.htm


    Tourism Goes From Strength To Even Stronger

    - 2003 might have been a record year for tourism, but 2004 is off to an even better start. See... Tourism sector is off to an impressive start in 04 [1] and Visitor Arrivals Up 11 Percent [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00035.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0403/S00023.htm

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