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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
Sweeping Reforms Proposed For NZ Court Structure
Doctors Welcome ACC Cover Extention For Medical Misadventure
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Tribute To Rachel Corrie One Year On
Tokyo Tribunal Says George W. Bush Is a Convicted War Criminal
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES
STORY OF THE WEEK: Peter Dunne Losing Confidence In Treaty Inquiry Plan
SCOOP FRINGE 2004 COVERAGE: Nicola Hill Reviews Barbie Is Dead

SCOOP COLUMNS:
The Real Deal: The Stealing Of America
Stateside Ponders The Spanish Bombings
Hard News & More Is There?
Martin LeFevre: The Marcher's Said It All
A Kiwi Blogger Ponders The Worth Of The Iraq War
Bernard Weiner: Moving On To The Streets
Noam Chomsky Analyses The Haiti Coup
Daily Katya Rivas Meditations

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Helen & Don Called Upon To Raise The Tone
Prince Edward Snubbed?
Action Plan for NZ Women Needs Life - Greens
ACT Has Last Minute Concerns On Flood Tax Bill
Swain Says He Is Listening To Protesting ISPs
Michael Cullen Talks Foreshore In The Hawke's Bay
NZ Tourism Managers Receive Acolade

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Tribute To The Memory of Rachel Corrie

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LEAD STORY:
Sweeping Reforms Proposed For NZ Court Structure

The Government has welcomed the Law Commission’s report Delivering Justice for All, as a valuable input into continuing reform of the justice and court system. See... Government welcomes review of court system [1] ANNOUNCEMENT: Law Commission Proposes More Accessible Court System [2] Existing/Proposed Court Structure Diagrams [3] Delivering Justice for All - Recommendations [4] Delivering Justice for All - Summary Of Key Themes [5] REACTION: - ACT - Law Commission Proposal Doesn't Go Far Enough [6] - United Future - Smith applauds call to open Family Court [7] & Smith: Govt must back court reforms with money [8] - Greens - "Useful" law Commission report misses big picture [9] - National - Law Commission Report A Mixed Bag [10] & Family Court needs more accountability [11] - NZ First - Proposed Court System Wrong Says Jones [12] - CTU Court Proposals Increase the Cost of Justice [13]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00331.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00117.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00120.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00119.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00118.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00332.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00319.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00322.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00340.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00338.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00341.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00342.htm
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00122.htm


Doctors Welcome ACC Cover Extention For Medical Misadventure

- “Senior doctors welcome ACC Minister Ruth Dyson’s extension of ACC cover to injuries to patients while being treated (medical misadventure),” said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, today. See... Extension Of ACC Cover To Medical Misadventure [1] MORE: - Govt. - Medical Misadventure Changes - Questions & Answers [2] and Treatment injury to replace ACC medical misadventu [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0403/S00057.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00326.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00324.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Flood Victims Benefit from YHA Capital Breaks [1]
  • Biggest Ever Solar Flare Just Got Bigger [2]
  • Nissan Selects Top New Zealand Technician [3]
  • Call For Entries To Creative Places Awards 2004 [4]
  • Gibson's seedy version of Orientalism [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0403/S00122.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0403/S00062.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0403/S00184.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0403/S00096.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0403/S00094.htm


    Tribute To Rachel Corrie One Year On

    - Rachel Corrie, an American peace activist who was killed one year ago by the Israeli occupying forces in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah, after being crushed to death by an Israeli military bulldozer near the Palestinian-Egyptian borders. See... Tribute to Rachel Corrie: One Year After [1] ALSO: Vigils To Honor The Memory Of Rachel Corrie [2] - Double Suicide Bombing In Israeli Port Condemned [3] - IDF: Terrorists Murder 10 in Double Suicide Bombing [4] - Israel Govt Post Cabinet Briefing [5] - Israelis Kill 44 Palestinians in Two Weeks [6] - Ramallah: IOF Wounds 15 Palestinian Demonstrators [7] - Physicians: Another Day in Occupied Territories [8]
    For more see…International Solidarity Movement website


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00220.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00218.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00210.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00223.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00222.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00221.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00219.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00204.htm


    Tokyo Tribunal Says George W. Bush Is a Convicted War Criminal

    - The Defendant is a convicted war criminal consequently unfit to hold public office ; citizens ,soldiers and all civil personnel of the United States would be constitutionally and otherwise , justified in withdrawing all co-operation from the Defendant… See... Judgement In The People Vs George Walker Bush [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00215.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • Eritrean Road Remains Closed To UN Peacekeepers [1]
  • Kelly Investigation: Is The Case Cut And Dried? [2]
  • 10th Anniversary Of Rwanda Genocide [3]
  • Ethiopia: UN Appeals For Up To $100m For Famine [4]
  • Malaysia: Detained Islamists' hunger strike [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00217.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00212.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00209.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00208.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00205.htm


    STORY OF THE WEEK: Peter Dunne Losing Confidence In Treaty Inquiry Plan

    - United Future leader Peter Dunne today said that a necessary pre-cursor to a Royal Commission on the Constitution and the Treaty’s place in it must be a process of engaging in the widest possible conversation with the New Zealand public. See... Treaty Inquiry Must Not Become Elitist Love-In [1] See more on the story of the week coverage….


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00339.htm


    SCOOP FRINGE 2004 COVERAGE: Nicola Hill Reviews Barbie Is Dead

    - Despite active use of the defibrillator, resuscitation efforts failed on Auckland’s all-female improvised comedy act ‘Barbie is Dead’ at the 2004 Fringe Festival. See... FRINGE '04 REVIEW: Barbie is Dead [1] See also... Scoop Fringe 2004 Feature [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00184.htm
    [2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=fringe04

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    The Real Deal: The Stealing Of America

    - In October of 2000, Kelly O'Meara published the first of her Pulitzer Prize deserving four year missing money series in Washington's Insight Magazine, ''Why is $59 billion Missing from HUD?'' See... The Real Deal: HUD Sec. Mel Martinez' Hotseat (II) [1] EARLIER: - The Real Deal: HUD Sec. Mel Martinez' Hotseat [2] - Eco-Economy: The Toy Boys of Fraud… [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00190.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00177.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00170.htm


    Stateside Ponders The Spanish Bombings

    - You have to wonder if the Netherlands will be next or if the Spanish bombs were a way of telling those nations fighting the war against terrorism that they're tilting at windmills. See... Stateside with Rosalea: A Castle In Spain [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00189.htm


    Hard News & More Is There?

    - The right-wing blogosphere is up in arms about the Spanish election result. With Aznar's rejection by an electorate that apparently swung against him in the days following last week's murderous bombings, they believe, the terrorists have won... See... Public Address 16/3/04 - New Realities, Old Voices [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00187.htm


    Martin LeFevre: The Marcher's Said It All

    - The marcher's in Madrid said it all: "We were all on that train." On one side of the tracks were the purblind warmongers Bush, Blair, and Aznar, spreading terrorism with their policies. On the other side were the mass murderers who are so besotted with hate that they blew up children with glee. See... Meditations (Politics): Between Scylla & Charybdis [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00186.htm


    A Kiwi Blogger Ponders The Worth Of The Iraq War

    - It's been a year since the US invaded Iraq. In that year, the official justification for the war has changed almost daily, from WMD to "overthrowing a tyrant" to "building a democracy" to "fighting terrorism". None of those reasons has been convincing. See... No Right Turn: Iraq - Was It Worth It? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00185.htm


    Bernard Weiner: Moving On To The Streets

    - As we all know, Bush&Co. act forcefully, aggressively, arrogantly, in both the domestic and foreign arenas. They don't seem to care if what they do is based on lies, or immorality, or illegalities. Once the deed has been done, the Bushies say it's senseless to look back and examine how those decisions were made. That's old history, it's time to "move on." See... Bernard Weiner: Bush Wants Us to "Move On" [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00183.htm


    Noam Chomsky Analyses The Haiti Coup

    - Those who have any concern for Haiti will naturally want to understand how its most recent tragedy has been unfolding. See... Noam Chomsky: US-Haiti, An Analysis [1] . See also... Aristide Demands White House Coup Investigation [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00182.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00165.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas Meditations

    - Pilate ordered that they take Me to the presence of Herod… He was a poor corrupt man who only searched for pleasure, allowing him to be driven to disorderly passions. See... Katya Rivas: Jesus Is Taken before Herod [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00181.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00190.htm
    HUD Sec. Mel Martinez - A Modern Day Pirate?


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Helen & Don Called Upon To Raise The Tone

    - New Zealand First MP Dail Jones has called on Helen Clark and Don Brash to refrain from slanging matches and concentrate on the problems facing the country. See... Behaviour In The House Of Representatives [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00336.htm


    Prince Edward Snubbed?

    - ACT New Zealand Youth Affairs Spokesman Heather Roy today wondered whether Prince Edward had any qualms about presenting an award from which his father's title had been unceremoniously dumped. See... Labour Making Life A Royal Bore [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00317.htm


    Action Plan for NZ Women Needs Life - Greens

    - The Green Party is calling on the government to live up to the intent of its recently released 'Action Plan for NZ Women' and immediately assist a threatened Auckland sexual abuse crisis centre. See... Victims' Service Needs Immediate Govt Help [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00337.htm


    ACT Has Last Minute Concerns On Flood Tax Bill

    - ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff today urged the Government to fully address the tax implications of disaster relief, following its decision to fast track legislation to assist farmers struggling to meet their tax payments. See... ACT Urges Re-think Of Disaster Relief Bill [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00329.htm


    Swain Says He Is Listening To Protesting ISPs

    - The Communications Minister Paul Swain has today received the petition from the organisers of the Call for Change campaign. See... Minister receives Call for Change petition [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00327.htm


    Michael Cullen Talks Foreshore In The Hawke's Bay

    - Tonight I have been asked to talk about the vexed question of the ownership of the seabed and foreshore. Nine months ago most New Zealanders barely gave this issue a thought. See... Cullen Speech - Address to Waipukurau Rotary Club [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00323.htm


    NZ Tourism Managers Receive Acolade

    - Minister of Tourism Mark Burton is today congratulating the New Zealand tourism sector for once again being honoured as world leaders. See... Tourism Management Recognised As World Class [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00333.htm

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