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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY:
Zaoui Case: Inspector General Must Answer Apparent Bias Questions
Greens Suggest "Come To" Areas In Place Of "No Go" Zones
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
UN Airlifts Food and Medicine To Haitians
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES
FRINGE '04: Off The Wire Reviewed By Nicola Hill

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Body Shop Guru Calls US President A War Criminal
Motornet: The New Subaru Outback
Suzan Mazur: The Candidate Otherwise Known As X
Bush's AWOL Year – What Was He Really Doing?
Sheila Samples: The Religious Right And The Commander In Chief
Investigative Journo John Macgregor Vs The Californian Cult
Ernest Partridge: How To Counter Rovian Politics
John Chuckman Refllects On The Democratic Candidate
Dan Spillane: Greenspan's Testimony Confirms Suspicions
Toni Solo: Latin American Industrialists Against Free Trade
Kelly Suicide Unlikely To Receive An Inquest Hearing
Daily Katya Rivas Meditations

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Call To Prosecute The Clients Of Child Prostitution
Peter Dunne Calls For New Super Accord
Health Researcher Justifies Ethnic Health Funding Policy
Kedgley To Give Evidence To Australian Senate
Wilson Outlines New Cross-Ditch Building Council
Keeping Tourism 100% Pure
Fewer Bigger Dumps – More Recycling
NZ First Asks For Money For Health
Teachers Deserve Some Credit For The NCEA
Justice Eddie Durie Appointed Law Commissioner

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Scoop Is In The House

– For today's questions see… Questions for Oral Answer - Thursday, 4 March [1] . For Wednesday's Q&As see... Questions and Answers For Oral Answer Wed March 3 [2] . For Tuesday’s see... Questions & Answers for Oral Answer - March 2 2004 [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00089.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00083.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00048.htm

LEAD STORY:
Zaoui Case: Inspector General Must Answer Apparent Bias Questions

- To the Inspector General of Intelligence and Security: When you participated in the Listener interview, had you read the Refugee Status Appeals Authority decision...? This is one of the questions Laurence Greig must answer... See... High Court Ruling Greig Must Answer Bias Questions [1] MORE: See... Ahmed Zaoui & Refugee Issues Feature Page


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00052.htm


Greens Suggest "Come To" Areas In Place Of "No Go" Zones

- The Green Party is calling on the government to reverse its decision to establish 259 no-go zones for beneficiaries, amidst increasing evidence that community leaders were never genuinely consulted over the list. See... No truth in no-go 'consultation' claim [1] MORE: - ACT - 'No-Go' Zones Not The Solution [2] - NZ First - New Zealanders Becoming Economic Refugees [3] - NZ First Limited Employment Locations [4] EARLIER: - Min. of Social Dev. - NZs Employment Opportunities Continue to Grow [5] - EMA - Jobs Jolt small, though practical initiative [6] - ACT - Time To Prove Job Jolt Is For Real [7] - Greens - Labour's disgrace: 259 ghost towns [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00101.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00100.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00109.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00080.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00028.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00032.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00070.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00067.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Please Explain Ask Senior Doctors to Cant. DHB [1]
  • DHB Budget Blowouts Threaten Patient Safety - Nurses [2]
  • Screening Bill changes cautiously welcomed: Medical Council [3]
  • Dunedin waterfront braces for pickets overnight [4]
  • Protest on International Women's Day 2004 [5]
  • Business has “Cried Wolf" too Often: CTU [6]
  • Pacific Blue Takes Off To Melbourne [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0403/S00026.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0403/S00025.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0403/S00022.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00038.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00036.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0403/S00052.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0403/S00049.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

    UN Airlifts Food and Medicine To Haitians - A United Nations airlift of emergency supplies arrived today in Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, as the city resumed some of its normal activities despite pockets of insecurity. See... UNICEF Airlifts Emergency Supplies To Haiti [1] ALSO: The U.S. Must Provide Shelter For Haitians [2] - Haiti: Human rights violators must not have power - Amnesty [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00063.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00060.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00056.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • Sexual Violence During Liberian Civil War [1]
  • UN Vetting Of Bosnian Police Must Improve [2]
  • Hiv/Aids: UN Appeals For Anti-Retroviral Drugs [3]
  • A Fourth Victim Of The Israeli Army In Biddu [4]
  • WHO Warns:No Speedy End To Asian Bird Flu Epidemic [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00065.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00064.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00062.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00059.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00055.htm

    SCOOP FRINGE 2004 COVERAGE:
    Off The Wire Reviewed By Nicola Hill

    - “Off the Wire” is an entertaining new comedy news quiz series on National Radio that aims to expand the broadcaster’s appeal beyond the belt of tired public servants on the Terrace. See... FRINGE '04 REVIEW: Off the Wire [1] See also... Scoop Fringe 2004 Feature [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00066.htm
    [2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=fringe04

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Body Shop Guru Calls US President A War Criminal

    - President George W. Bush is a war criminal, businesses are "more powerful than religion" and Wal-Mart is evil, according to The Body Shop's founder, Dame Anita Roddick. See... Dame Anita Roddick – Bush Is A War Criminal [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00065.htm


    Motornet: The New Subaru Outback

    - We're travelling fast. It's late and we're overdue at our expected destination. The excellent bi-xenon headlights cast large shadows on the surrounding trees and countryside as they cleave a path for us through the night. See... MOTORNET: Subaru Comes To The Party [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00064.htm


    Suzan Mazur: The Candidate Otherwise Known As X

    - Super Tuesday is history. U.S. Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts knows that he is the Democratic party's main man. So can David McKean, Chief of Staff to Senator X and author of a new book on Washington insider Thomas G. Corcoran (Tommy the Cork: Washington's Ultimate Insider from Roosevelt to Reagan, Steerforth Press), now reveal who Senator X is? See... Corcoran, The Master Fixer (& Who Is Senator X?) [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00063.htm


    Bush's AWOL Year – What Was He Really Doing?

    - In Pt I, the MadCowMorningNews uncovered evidence indicating President George W. Bush’s disputed “lost year” of service in the National Guard is not the only period of time during his abbreviated stint which remains shrouded in mystery. See... Bush, Bath, Bones, & BCCI: The Ties That Bind [1] . See also Part I….


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00062.htm


    Sheila Samples: The Religious Right And The Commander In Chief

    - The more I look at the chaotic mess George W. Bush is making in every blessed corner of the world, the more I am inclined to take a closer look at the God in whose name he claims to be making it. See... Sheila Samples: Laughter Of The Gods [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00061.htm


    Investigative Journo John Macgregor Vs The Californian Cult

    - Yesterday a four-month gag order on NSW journalist John Macgregor was lifted, and he can now talk about the below events. See... Cult Moves To Silence Australian Journalist [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00060.htm


    Ernest Partridge: How To Counter Rovian Politics

    - Suppose a head coach is given a copy of the opposing team’s playbook, a week ahead of the Super Bowl. Wouldn’t he be some kind of a simpleton if he failed to take advantage of that windfall, and to plan a counterstrategy? See... Karl Rove’s Playbook: Some Tactical Reflections [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00059.htm


    John Chuckman Refllects On The Democratic Candidate

    - Four cartoons by John Chuckman reflecting on the rise and rise of John Kerry, who is now the Democratic Party Candidate for the US Presidency. See... Chuckman Cartoons: Kerry, Kerry, Kerry & Kerry [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00058.htm


    Dan Spillane: Greenspan's Testimony Confirms Suspicions

    - Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has raised two important issues in recent testimony, both of which were recently focus items raised by Citizens for Corporate Accountability. These areas are profoundly important to the economic well-being of the US. See... Liberty Whistle Telegraphs Greenspan Concerns [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00057.htm


    Toni Solo: Latin American Industrialists Against Free Trade

    - The arguments against bilateral US free trade-in-your-sovereignty agreements with other countries that make it into mainstream anglophone media tend not to come from industrialists or business people. But in Latin America many people in private enterprise are alarmed and disturbed at US attempts to impose its imperialist plans on their countries. See... Colombia-US Free Trade Treaty - More Than Trade [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00056.htm


    Kelly Suicide Unlikely To Receive An Inquest Hearing

    - Below is the full text of a newspaper article entitled, "David Kelly.... it was suicide says coroner" which appeared in the Mail on Sunday on 29 February 2004. The coroner, Nicholas Gardiner, implies that the lack of "fresh evidence" does not warrant re-opening the inquest. However lack of fresh evidence is not the real problem here. See... Rowena Thursby: No Inquest For Dr Kelly - Coroner [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00055.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas Meditations

    - Nobody really believes that I perspired blood that night at Gethsemane, and few believe that I suffered much more in those hours than in the Crucifixion. See... Katya Rivas: Jesus Prays in the Garden [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00054.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00064.htm
    MOTORNET: Subaru's New Outback


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Call To Prosecute The Clients Of Child Prostitution

    - The Police must begin, and begin immediately, to prosecute the men buying sex from underage prostitutes, according to United Future MP Gordon Copeland. See... Police must prosecute child prostitution customers [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00087.htm


    Peter Dunne Calls For New Super Accord

    - United Future leader Peter Dunne says if ever there was a time when a multi-party accord on superannuation was needed, that time is now. See... United Future and superannuation [1] MORE: - Greens - Brash bribe kills super security [2] - NZ First - Watch My Lips Superannuitants - Remember 1990? [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00103.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00097.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00094.htm


    Health Researcher Justifies Ethnic Health Funding Policy

    - Health policies cannot be based solely on economic need, says Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences researcher Dr Tony Blakely. That’s because the latest findings of the New Zealand Census-Mortality Study show clearly that Mäori still have a higher death rate – regardless of how much they earn. See... Income & Ethnicity Both Critical In Health Funding [1] MORE: - National - Health funding must be based on need [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00034.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00098.htm


    Kedgley To Give Evidence To Australian Senate

    - Trans-Tasman political history will be made this evening [7:30pm Thursday, video link-up in conference room GOO3] when Green MP Sue Kedgley becomes the first New Zealand Member of Parliament to give evidence before an Australian Senate Inquiry. See... Aussies quiz Kedgley over GE labelling bill [1] CYFS Working With Gangs In Porirua - Gangs actively recruiting for new members are doing CYFS-sanctioned community and youth work around Porirua while upstanding community groups are told to go take a running jump, United Future's Murray Smith said in Parliament today. See... Smith: CYFS puts kids in gangs' hands [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00085.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00111.htm


    Wilson Outlines New Cross-Ditch Building Council

    - Greater understanding of, and co-operation between, the Australian and New Zealand building industries will be promoted through the development of a Trans-Tasman Building Regulatory Reform Council. See... Trans-Tasman building council formed [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00110.htm


    Keeping Tourism 100% Pure

    - Minister of Tourism Mark Burton is today calling for the entire tourism sector to put sustainability at the heart of the industry. See... 100% Pure — More than just words [1] and Sustainability at every level - Mark Burton [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00108.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00105.htm


    Fewer Bigger Dumps – More Recycling

    - The number of landfills in New Zealand has reduced from 300 to 100 since 1995 and 95 percent of New Zealanders will have access to recycling by 2005, a Ministry for the Environment waste report has found. ee... Waste reduction targets on track [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00107.htm


    NZ First Asks For Money For Health

    - New Zealand First is urging the Government to give priority to extra health spending in the upcoming budget. See... More Resources Needed For Health [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00106.htm


    Teachers Deserve Some Credit For The NCEA

    - “The successful implementation of the first stages of the NCEA, as recorded by the ERO review is largely attributable to the dedication of teachers,” says New Zealand First education spokesperson, Brian Donnelly. See... Teacher Contribution To Success Of NCEA [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00104.htm


    Justice Eddie Durie Appointed Law Commissioner

    - High Court Judge Justice Eddie Durie has been appointed to the Law Commission, the Minister Responsible for the Law Commission David Benson-Pope announced today. See... Law Commissioner appointment [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00088.htm


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