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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
The Debate Over Having A Treaty Debate
TVNZ Records $27.6 Million After Tax Profit For Six Months
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
UQ Wire: Bush 9/11 Backdown Amid Ever Louder Calls For Answers
UQ Wire: William Rivers Pitt On Bush's 9/11 Adverts
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES
STORY OF THE WEEK: Human Rights Commission Welcomes Waitangi Tribunal’s Focus

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News & David Slack Are There!
Lesley Martin's Attempted Murder Trail Begins Monday
Jean-Bertrand Aristide Talks Kidnapping
Dan Spillane: US PPI Inflation Gone AWOL
Genevieve Cora Fraser: Upholding the Rights of Palestine and Israel
Daily Katya Rivas Meditations

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Don't Mention The War
Don Brash's Weekly Column: Super And Separatism
Eastern Transport Corridor – Full Coverage
Phil Heatley Refutes Ignorance And Prejudice Claim
Ministers Work Together For NZ Tourism
Maori Missing Out – Opposition Upset
Political Correctness vs A Dangerous Mountain
Coddington Urges Parents To Fight On
Crime Statistics Mistake Found
Jim Anderton Reviews Once Were Warriors
ACT Wants A West Coast Coal Mine
Franks Want's More Proof Of Prison Population Expansion


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LEAD STORY:
The Debate Over Having A Treaty Debate

- Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that Don Brash’s attempts to wriggle off the hook of the debate he wanted on Treaty-related issues are laughable. See... Brash tries to wriggle off his own hook [1] and Brash can’t cope with informed debate [2] MORE: - Don Brash - Clark abdicates responsibility for Maori policy [3] & Don Brash says kicking for touch is not an option [4] - ACT - PM And Dunne Too Late On Treaty Inquiry [5] - Progressives- Nats should welcome 18 months of public scrutiny [6] - United Future - Dunne: Brash fails NZ [7] , Dunne applauds race debate co-operation [8] & Dunne deplores National’s lack of vision [9]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00227.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00206.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00221.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00210.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00216.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00211.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00224.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00220.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00207.htm


TVNZ Records $27.6 Million After Tax Profit For Six Months

- TVNZ today announced its FY2004 Interim Result for the period 1 July to 31 December 2003. The organisation recorded a net profit after taxation of $27.6 million for the period, an increase of $4.7 million year on year. See... TVNZ Announces Interim Result [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0403/S00119.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Commission And Sanford In Talks [1]
  • Concern over GE link to fever and vomiting [2]
  • City approaches POAL on waterfront properties [3]
  • Auckland City committed to Westhaven tender [4]
  • Pacific Blue doubles its trans-Tasman services [5]
  • Vineyards Hooked Up To Jetstream [6]
  • Funny-Man Billy Connolly Leaps Off Sky Tower [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00081.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0403/S00038.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0403/S00079.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0403/S00077.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0403/S00115.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0403/S00118.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0403/S00058.htm


    UQ Wire: Bush 9/11 Backdown Amid Ever Louder Calls For Answers

    - Over the last several days the momentum of the 9/11 truth movement appears to have stepped up a gear. The initial spark for this change in tone was the Bush '04 Campaign Advertisements, so widely criticised, especially in the NY media. See... UQ Wire: 9/11 Email Fax Campaign Bearing Fruit [1] and Pres. Bush Backs Down, Agrees To 9/11 Questioning [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00125.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00124.htm


    UQ Wire: William Rivers Pitt On Bush's 9/11 Adverts

    - Sooner or later, if you live in a world without consequences, you will say or do something so utterly reprehensible, so completely beyond the pale, that those who behold your pestiferous splendor will be left, simply, in awe. See... UQ Wire: Selling Death for Fun and Profit [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00126.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • Creation Of UN Adviser On Prevention Of Genocide [1]
  • UN Appeal $35 Million In Emergency Aid For Haiti [2]
  • UK Authorities Judgment Non-acceptance Persecution [3]
  • UN Team Makes Second Visit To Southern Iraq [4]
  • Date For Referenda On Cyprus Set For 20 April - UN [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00139.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00138.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00135.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00132.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00129.htm


    STORY OF THE WEEK: Human Rights Commission Welcomes Waitangi Tribunal’s Focus

    - The Waitangi Tribunal report on the foreshore and seabed raises important questions about the human rights of Maori and of all New Zealanders, says the Human Rights Commission. See... Waitangi Tribunal's focus on human rights welcomed [1] For more on this story see... CLICK HERE


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00079.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News & David Slack Are There!

    - I find it a little difficult to consider the proposed $4 billion Eastern Transport Corridor for Auckland without wondering what's in it for me, as an Auckland City ratepayer. The project seems likely to deliver vastly increased traffic volumes to ... See... Public Address 10/03/04 - We May Have A Fact [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00133.htm


    Lesley Martin's Attempted Murder Trail Begins Monday

    - Today is Sunday. Its 8 sleeps until March 15th when I stand trial for the attempted murder of my mother, Joy Martin, in May 1999. See... Lesley Martin: My Trial, Your Trial ... [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00132.htm


    Jean-Bertrand Aristide Talks Kidnapping

    - At approximately 7:20 am EST Monday, Democracy Now! managed to reach exiled Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide by cell phone in the Central African Republic. See... Democracy Now Interviews Haiti Pres. Aristide [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00131.htm


    Dan Spillane: US PPI Inflation Gone AWOL

    - March 8 - The US Bureau which reports an important US inflation index has postponed indefinitely releasing the figures. The US Producer Price Index (PPI) has not been released for January, and will not be for February either. See... Dan Spillane: US PPI Inflation Index 'Missing' [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00127.htm


    Genevieve Cora Fraser: Upholding the Rights of Palestine and Israel

    - In the March 8th publication in Al-Jazeerah.info of "Upholding the Rights of Palestine and Israel" (also know as The Oath of Office is to America, Not Israel) by Genevieve Cora Fraser , the editor Dr. Hassan El-Najjar provides additional information and corrections to the Neff quotes. See... Genevieve Cora Fraser: Statistics Revised [1] . See also... Scoop Poem: Palestine's Dance of Life [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00129.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00130.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas Meditations

    - After having been comforted by My Father’s messenger, I saw that Judas, followed by all those who would apprehend Me, was approaching Me. They had ropes, sticks, and stones… See... Katya Rivas: Judas Delivers Jesus [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00128.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0403/S00060.htm
    Eastern Transport Corridor - Recommended Routes

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Don't Mention The War

    - United Future leader Peter Dunne today denounced remarks by Associate Maori Affairs Minister John Tamihere that the election of a National Government could lead to civil war. See... ‘Civil war’ comments inflammatory nonsense [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00219.htm


    Don Brash's Weekly Column: Super And Separatism

    - The Treaty issues that I raised earlier in the year had for too long been a subject we were not allowed to express a view about. See... The Brash Report: Wednesday March 10th [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00230.htm


    Eastern Transport Corridor – Full Coverage

    - Recommended Routes, an image illustrating the eastern transport corridor recommended routes from Opus Consultants. See... Eastern Transport Corridor - Recommended Routes [1] PARLIAMENT: - ACT - Three Cheers For The Eastern Corridor [2] - United Future - UF Auck MPs call for respect for roading process [3] - Greens - Eastern Highway will never fly [4] AUCKLAND: - Hobson Community Board - Parnell tunnel deserves every consideration [5] - Christine Fletcher - Eastern Motorway $4billion or $2billion? [6] - Opus - Recommended option for Eastern Transport Corridor [7] - Berl - Economic benefits of Eastern Corridor [8] - Manukau & Auckland Mayors - Mayors upbeat over Eastern Transport Corridor [9] - Eastern Transport Corridor Steering Group - Time to digest Opus recommendation [10] - Bruce Hucker - Road To Nowhere Threatens Better Projects [11] - Auckland Chamber of Commerce - Eastern Corridor Will Drive Glen Innes-Panmure Dev [12]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0403/S00060.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00217.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00223.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00203.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0403/S00075.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0403/S00073.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0403/S00069.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0403/S00068.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0403/S00067.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0403/S00066.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0403/S00064.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0403/S00061.htm


    Phil Heatley Refutes Ignorance And Prejudice Claim

    - "It's absurd for the Fisheries Minister to accuse the Opposition of 'ignorance and prejudice' over customary fishing regulations when his own colleagues say the rules are a shambles," says National Party Fisheries spokesman Phil Heatley. See... Fisheries Minister confirms double standard [1] : Earlier: Govt…Blundering Nats show ignorance of fisheries law [2] and Heatley…State sanctioned plunder of fisheries [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00226.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00212.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00201.htm


    Ministers Work Together For NZ Tourism

    - Minister of Tourism Mark Burton and Minister of Conservation Chris Carter are visiting Molesworth Station today, where they will meet with officials to discuss issues surrounding the government’s recent decision to transform the station into a protected farm park. See... Partnerships essential for sustainable tourism [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00231.htm


    Maori Missing Out – Opposition Upset

    - Monitoring of food banks nationally over a three year period has revealed the development and growth of a Maori underclass, according to a recent report of the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services. See... Maori Underclass Has Emerged [1] MORE: - Commissioner For Children -NZ children missing out on the basics [2] - National - Figures show Labour is failing Maori [3] - NZ First - Struggling Maori Need Opportunities - Not Slogans [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00061.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00070.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00200.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00198.htm


    Political Correctness vs A Dangerous Mountain

    - ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley today slammed Conservation Minister Chris Carter and the Labour Government for failing to act on a known and predictable threat to public safety and infrastructure. See... Mt Ruapehu Decision Negligent [1] MORE: - National - PC-ness put ahead of safety with Ruapehu decision [2] - ACT - Cult Spirituality Leaves Lahar Risk [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00222.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00228.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00208.htm


    Coddington Urges Parents To Fight On

    - Beleaguered Education Minister Trevor Mallard is misleading schools with his poll-driven U-turn on school closures, ACT New Zealand Education Spokesman Deborah Coddington said today. See... Mallard Misleads - Parents Must Continue Fight [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00229.htm


    Crime Statistics Mistake Found

    - The Government has been forced into a humiliating backdown over crime statistics released this week, says National's Law and Order spokesperson Tony Ryall. See... Govt Caught Out On Crime Stats Blunder [1] and the NZ Police… Correction to crime statistics [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00225.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00082.htm


    Jim Anderton Reviews Once Were Warriors

    - Jim Moriarty's stage show 'Once Were Warriors' has been highly acclaimed by Progressive Leader Jim Anderton today. He wants everyone to know about this powerful performance after seeing the show in Christchurch on opening night. See... Once Were Warriors show a powerful performance [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00213.htm


    ACT Wants A West Coast Coal Mine

    - ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley today called on Conservation Minister Chris Carter to overturn his department's advice and approve the access allowing the Pike River coal project to proceed. See... Carter Must Approve Pike River Access Now [1] and Forest and Bird Report reveals Pike coal mine should not proceed [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00209.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0403/S00059.htm


    Franks Want's More Proof Of Prison Population Expansion

    - We need much more information before the Government can be believed in its claim that tougher sentencing and parole laws are pushing up New Zealand's prison population, ACT New Zealand Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks said today. See... Prison Population Increase: Spin Or Substance? [1] MORE: - Govt. - Tougher laws driving up prison population [2] - National - Softer laws driving down prison projection [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00205.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00199.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00204.htm

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