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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY:
259 Locations Declared Limited Employment Locations
Govt. To Match Public Flood Donations Dollar-for-Dollar
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Greenpeace Calls For Worldwide Review of Nuke Reactors
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES
STORY OF THE WEEK: The Media Struggle To Report US Complicity In Haiti's Coup

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Scoop Images: PM Visits The Land Of Oz
Hard News & More Is There!
Molesworth And Featherston Smells Mutiny
Tariq Ali: The Price Of Deceit
Waiter, Waiter, Are Those PCBs In My Salmon?
John Roughan's Letter From The Solomons
Chris Sanders: Of Japan, America & Gold
Genevieve Cora Fraser: Who Are The Terrorists?
Manuel Valenzuela: Riled Hornet's Nest of Hatred
Sam Smith Reminisces
Bernard Weiner: The America I Live In
William Rivers Pitt: The Passion of The Christ
Daily Katya Rivas Meditations

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Prime Minister Details UN List of Terrorist Groups and Individuals
Brash Claims About Super Fail To Impress Cullen
Petrol Tax Tricksiness Worries National Too
Robson Condemns Iraq Bombings
Power Debate Welcomed But Scope Needs To Be Wider
Censorship Bill Hardens Porn Punishment
Gender Neutralisation Of Sex Offences
NZ May Have Spied On Kofi Annan Too
Bill To Protect Part Time Soldiers Jobs Expected Tonight
Christchurch DHB Deficit Caused By King Doublespeak - Roy

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Helen Meets John Across The Ditch (1)

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

– For Wednesday's questions see... Questions for Oral Answer - Wednesday, 3 March [1] . For Tuesday’s questions and answers for oral answer see... Questions & Answers for Oral Answer - March 2 2004 [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00061.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00048.htm


LEAD STORY:
259 Locations Declared Limited Employment Locations

- The release today of an alert sheet for Work and Income case managers of Limited Employment Locations will help jobseekers with better information on areas where the best work opportunities exist. See... NZs Employment Opportunities Continue to Grow [1] MORE: - EMA - Jobs Jolt small, though practical initiative [2] - ACT - Time To Prove Job Jolt Is For Real [3] - Greens - Labour's disgrace: 259 ghost towns [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00028.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00032.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00070.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00067.htm


NEW ZEALAND LEAD STORY:

Govt. To Match Public Flood Donations Dollar-for-Dollar - The government will match dollar for dollar all funds raised by nationwide flood relief appeals by the end of this month. See... More money for flood victims [1] MORE: - National - Dollar for dollar deal a good start [2] - United Future - Dunne salutes Govt for taking up dollar-for-dollar [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00066.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00073.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00065.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Ahmed Zaoui’s Tourist Video Available Online [1]
  • Lower Electricity Generation in December Quarter [2]
  • Special Olympic Team Returns Home Victorious [3]
  • Goff Announces Harsher Penalties in Censorship Bill [4]
  • Bill Makes Sexual Offences Gender Neutral [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00026.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0403/S00037.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0403/S00023.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00050.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00049.htm


    Greenpeace Calls For Worldwide Review of Nuke Reactors

    - Berlin, Germany -- Greenpeace Is calling on all nuclear safety authorities around the world to urgently review the safety of their reactors and to close the most vulnerable following the leak of a confidential German document, which shows no single nuclear . See... Greenpeace calls review safety of nuke reactors [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0403/S00011.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: The Media Struggle To Report US Complicity In Haiti's Coup

    - The front pages of major American newspapers and the talking heads on the news channels would have you believe that the resignation of Jean-Bertrand Aristide from his presidency in Haiti was voluntary. See... William Pitt: Aristide Kidnapped by U.S. Forces? [1] MORE: - Ivan Eland: Déjà vu All Over Again in Haiti [2] - Background Link - Scoop Link: Noam Chomsky - The Tragedy of Haiti [3] - News Links - UnderNews: News Links On The Haiti Coup [4] - Rep Maxine Waters: Aristide Says 'I Was Kidnapped' [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00042.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00041.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00048.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00047.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00023.htm


    Dial ''M'' for money
    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00029.htm
    M fund bagman, Class A war criminal,
    Asia's premier racketeer and narcotics peddler,
    CIA operative: General Kodama Yoshio


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Scoop Images: PM Visits The Land Of Oz

    - NZ Prime Minister Helen Clark is in Canberra meeting with her Australian counterpart John Howard. See images by Mark Graham. See... Images: Trans-Tasman Prime Ministerial Meeting [1] and Scoop Images: Helen Clark & John Howard Press Conf [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00049.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00050.htm


    Hard News & More Is There!

    - Since Don Brash's Orewa speech, there has been a lot of huffing and puffing from his supporters about name-calling and playing the man, not the ball, and, y'know, having the debate. They would seem to have hurtled down from the high ground with ... See... Public Address 03/03/04 - Memory [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00046.htm


    Molesworth And Featherston Smells Mutiny

    - There is mutiny in the air … this week we report increasing chances of industrial trouble, consider a new Maori party and look to the Act conference. Also this week, decisions in Parliament and Cabinet, a little reminder of your generous support for LOTR, our new column ‘O That’s Funny!’ and M&F’s exclusive rolling poll of polls. See... Molesworth & Featherston - 2 March 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00045.htm


    Tariq Ali: The Price Of Deceit

    - The whole world knows that US President George Bush and British PM Tony Blair lied to justify the war, but do they know the price being paid on the ground in Iraq? See... Tariq Ali: The Price Of Occupying Iraq [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00040.htm


    Waiter, Waiter, Are Those PCBs In My Salmon?

    - In my role as the editor of the Growfish Aquaculture Portal, I have been closely following the unfolding events concerning the levels of PCB's and Dioxins allegedly present in Farmed Salmon. See... The Farmed Salmon Debate - Economic Terrorism? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00044.htm


    John Roughan's Letter From The Solomons

    - Last week a PNG delegation visited the Solomons' oil palm plantation past Henderson Airport. This group of investors correctly boasted of their solid expertise in the oil palm industry--over 37 years practice. See... John Roughan: What's The Oil Palm's Basic Problem? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00043.htm


    Chris Sanders: Of Japan, America & Gold

    - The close alliance between Japan and the United States has frequently been the subject of comment in these pages over the years. See... SRA Commentary: Dial ''M'' for money [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00029.htm


    Genevieve Cora Fraser: Who Are The Terrorists?

    - The Israeli military's chief of staff General Moshe Yaalon (Bugi) announced on Army Radio March 2 that Israel Defense Forces will intensify operations in the occupied territories. See... Israeli Attacks to Escalate On Palestinians [1] and Scoop Poem: Palestine's Children (Agar's Dream) [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00039.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00037.htm


    Manuel Valenzuela: Riled Hornet's Nest of Hatred

    - The great campaign to rid the world of evil bogeymen rages on, its indoctrinating message espousing America’s moral crusade reverberating strongly inside the dens where the pack of wolves in the Bush administration dwell. See... Manuel Valenzuela: Grave & Gathering Dangers (II) [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00038.htm


    Sam Smith Reminisces

    - The best course your editor took in college was covering the local city council for the campus radio station, sitting at the press table as three crusty old Boston reporters conducted a sotto voce seminar in urban politics and journalism. See... Sam Smith: Throwing Out The Library [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00031.htm


    Bernard Weiner: The America I Live In

    - A normal, average citizen, I unlock the front door and enter my home. I don't know if anyone has entered surreptitiously -- perhaps a sneak-and-peek job by Ashcroft's black-bag boys. See... Bernard Weiner: The America I Live In [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00030.htm


    William Rivers Pitt: The Passion of The Christ

    - The television airwaves have been filled for the last several days with a lot of back-and-forth about Mel Gibson's new film, 'The Passion of The Christ.' See... William Rivers Pitt: The Passion of the Americans [1] . See also... Martin LeFevre: The Passion and the Pity [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00036.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00026.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas Meditations

    - Now let us go to the story of My Passion… The story that shall give glory to the Father and holiness to other chosen souls… See... Katya Rivas: The Last Supper [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00035.htm


    Opening Tonight
    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

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Prime Minister Details UN List of Terrorist Groups and Individuals

    - NZ PM Helen Clark said today the designations follow a decision by the United Nations Security Council Committee to list the groups and individuals as terrorist entities. These designations take effect immediately for a period of three years, and can be extended. See... Prime Minister Issues UN's Terrorist Entity Lists [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00054.htm


    Brash Claims About Super Fail To Impress Cullen

    - “Promises on New Zealand Superannuation are worth nothing from National as they have a history of bad faith on the issue,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. See... Promises worth nothing from National [1] and Dr Don Brash's statement… Superannuation Is Not At Risk [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00072.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00062.htm


    Petrol Tax Tricksiness Worries National Too

    - Finance Minister Michael Cullen should be ashamed by the sneaky way he is attempting to introduce CPI indexation for petrol tax, says National Party Deputy Finance Spokesman John Key. See... Finance Minister should hang his head in shame [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00068.htm


    Robson Condemns Iraq Bombings

    - Progressive MP Matt Robson says the government must continue to support initiatives to promote democracy and economic development in the Middle East in the wake of shocking terrorist attacks in Iraq and Pakistan that have left scores dead or injured. See... Terrorist attacks on innocents attack democracy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00060.htm


    Power Debate Welcomed But Scope Needs To Be Wider

    - Green MP Jeanette Fitzsimons welcomes Meridian Energy’s call for a debate on New Zealand’s power planning, but says it must go beyond which power stations to build to meet our perceived ‘needs’. See... Power debate must tackle the root of the problem [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00059.htm


    Censorship Bill Hardens Porn Punishment

    - Ten-fold increases in penalties for dealing in objectionable material are at the heart of Justice Minister Phil Goff's Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Amendment Bill, which had its first reading in Parliament today. See... Harsher penalties in censorship Bill [1] See also... Commissioner Supports Tough Line On Child Porn. [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00050.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00031.htm


    Gender Neutralisation Of Sex Offences

    - Bill makes sexual offences gender neutral All sex offences will be expressed and applied in a gender-neutral manner under Justice Minister Phil Goff's Crimes Amendment Bill No 2, which had its first reading in Parliament today. See... Bill makes sexual offences gender neutral [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00049.htm


    NZ May Have Spied On Kofi Annan Too

    - Green MP Keith Locke says New Zealanders should be worried about the Prime Minister's blanket refusal to deny charges that officials here knew something about a spying operation against the United Nations. See... PM refuses to deny illegal spying claims [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00047.htm


    Bill To Protect Part Time Soldiers Jobs Expected Tonight

    - Members of the territorial and reserve forces will welcome today's expected enactment of the Volunteers Employment Protection Bill, says the Bill's sponsor, National Party MP Dr Wayne Mapp. See... New Act will protect soldiers' jobs [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00071.htm


    Christchurch DHB Deficit Caused By King Doublespeak - Roy

    - Christchurch Hospital's multi-million dollar budget blowout - and the resulting threats of service cuts - is the direct result of Health Minister Annette King's double-speak, ACT New Zealand Health Spokesman Heather Roy said today. See... DHB Blowout Due To Labour Double-Speak [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00069.htm

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