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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Zaoui Lawyers Say Greig Comments Present Apparent Bias
Nationwide Anti-War Protests: Saturday
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
UN Security Council Eyes Kosovo Violence
Hard News Is There!
Richard Ehrlich: Thai Sex Boss Running For Office
Stateside: Where Rosalea Gets Some Unwanted Mail
A Black Box Voting Activist's Untimely Death
Chuckman Cartoon: A Word In GWB's Ear
John Chuckman Feels A Lift From The Spanish Election
Genevieve Cora Fraser: Truth An Be Painful
The Real Deal: The Stealing Of America

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Scoop Was In The House
Arts Loot Draws Rewards
Iowa Sci-Boffins In NZ
Ngati Tuwharetoa Treaty Negotiations Begin
NZ First Says Save Westhaven Marina
Select Committees The Week That Was
ACT Mean On Sports Funding
Coddington’s Belle Tolls
Tourism Continues Its Steady Rise

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Zaoui Lawyers Seek Stand Down For Inspector General

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY
Zaoui Lawyers Say Greig Comments Present Apparent Bias

- Lawyers for Algerian refugee Ahmed Zaoui have sought in the Auckland High Court to have the Inspector General of Intelligence and Security stood down from a judicial review. See... Zaoui Lawyers Seek Stand Down For Inspector General [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00214.htm


NEW ZEALAND LEAD STORY

Nationwide Anti-War Protests: Saturday

- One year on from the disastrous US-led invasion of Iraq, the Green Party is calling on the New Zealand Government to withdraw its soldiers from the occupation force. See… Saturday March - Anniversary of shame [1] Tomorrow! Global Day of Action + new petition [2] The World still says NO to WAR [3] GPJA: Reminder International Day Of Action March Saturday [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00443.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00153.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00146.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00144.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

Stopwork Meetings Held Over Health Redundancies
Visitor Arrivals Up 7 Percent
The World still says NO to WAR
Crazy ants found at Port of Wellington
Police To Test Counter Terrorism Response Monday


INTERNATIONAL NEWS:
UN Security Council Eyes Kosovo Violence

- Denouncing "the large-scale inter-ethnic violence" that has led to the deaths of at least 31 people in Kosovo since yesterday, the United Nations Security Council today called for the province's authorities to ensure that the rule of law ... See... Security Council Demands Return To Law in Kosovo [1] Restraint called on Kosovo and Serbia reprisals [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00268.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00264.htm


INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES
Harmony Week a farce for refugees
Iraq: Annan To Send UN Team As Soon As Practicable
Sierra Leone: amnesty rejected for horrific crimes
UK: Court of Appeal puts an end to M's persecution
Did the US unload WMD's in Iraq last week?


Hard News Is There!

- There are many ironies to the Auckland City Council's mad-headed bid to stage the V8 Supercar Championship Series around Victoria Park: not the least of them that a council that has aggressively pursued any kind of noise made in pursuit of culture ... See... Public Address 19/03/04 - Petrolheads [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00224.htm


Richard Ehrlich: Thai Sex Boss Running For Office

- Thailand's biggest and most notorious massage parlor tycoon said he employed 20,000 women during the past decade and compiled a blacklist naming police who allegedly accepted his pay-offs. See... Richard Ehrlich: The Pimp Who Would Be Governor [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00223.htm


Stateside: Where Rosalea Gets Some Unwanted Mail

- Ewwww! Somehow the Democratic National Kennedy has gotten hold of my correctly spelt name and my junk mail diet is now supplemented by a new round of begging letters. Even without opening the envelope I see five reasons not to vote for a Democratic candidate in the presidential election. See... Stateside: Five Reasons And Three Words [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00222.htm


A Black Box Voting Activist's Untimely Death

- The subject line on yesterday’s email read: ''Another mysterious accident solves a Bush problem. Athan Gibbs dead, Diebold lives.'' The attached news story briefly described the untimely Friday, March 12th death of perhaps America’s most influential advocate of a verified voting paper trail in the era of touch screen computer voting. See... Death Of A Patriot: No More 'Blind Faith Voting' [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00221.htm


Chuckman Cartoon: A Word In GWB's Ear

- See... John Chuckman Cartoon: Laura & An Idiot [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00220.htm


John Chuckman Feels A Lift From The Spanish Election

- There are a few special moments now and then in world affairs that lift your spirit. See... John Chuckman: Zapatero! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00219.htm


Genevieve Cora Fraser: Truth An Be Painful

- I can see why the full weight of Zionist propaganda and intimidation tactics were leveled against Elizabeth Laird's children's masterpiece, "A Little Piece of Ground," targeted at an 11- 14 year-old readership. Truth can be painful, especially when it unmasks the real terrorist activity in Palestine, the state sponsored reign of terror orchestrated by the Israel Defense Force against families in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. See... Genevieve Cora Fraser: A Little Piece of Ground [1] Poem: IBDAA - To Create Something Out of Nothing [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00218.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00217.htm


The Real Deal: The Stealing Of America

- The double standard that ensures a rich flow of piratization profits is normally hard to explain without a hotseat that provides the wealth of links that simplify the complexity of piratization at places like HUD. See... The Real Deal: HUD Sec Mel Martinez' Hotseat (III) [1] The Real Deal: HUD Sec. Mel Martinez' Hotseat [2] The Real Deal: HUD Sec. Mel Martinez' Hotseat (II) [3] Eco-Economy: The Toy Boys of Fraud… [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00199.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00177.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00190.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00170.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Scoop Was In The House

- For Thursday's questions and answers see... Questions & Answers for Oral Answer - 18 March '04 [1] . For Wednesday's see… Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 17 March 2004 [2] . For Tuesday's see... Questions & Answers for Oral Answer - 16 Mar. 2004 [3] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00431.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00403.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00343.htm


Arts Loot Draws Rewards

- The New Zealand shows in the 2004 New Zealand International Arts Festival are a tangible demonstration of the success of the Labour Progressive Government’s Cultural Recovery Package and ongoing support for the arts, says Associate Arts, Culture and ... See... Govt funding assures success in arts festivals [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00442.htm


Iowa Sci-Boffins In NZ

- A life sciences business delegation from Iowa led by state Governor Thomas Vilsack visits New Zealand next week to explore opportunities for new partnerships in science, biotechnology and other business ventures. See... Iowa science and business delegation visiting NZ [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00441.htm


Ngati Tuwharetoa Treaty Negotiations Begin

- The Crown and Taupo-based Ngati Tuwharetoa are ready to start Treaty of Waitangi settlement negotiations, says Treaty Negotiations Minister Margaret Wilson. See... Ngati Tuwharetoa to enter Treaty negotiations [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00437.htm


NZ First Says Save Westhaven Marina

- “The Labour Government has failed Auckland miserably in its refusal to take any action to preserve Westhaven Marina for future generations of Auckland, said Dail Jones New Zealand First List MP. See... Save Westhaven Marina Says Jones [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00436.htm


Select Committees The Week That Was

- The committee met on 18 March to consider and hear evidence on the 2002/03 financial review of Meridian Energy Limited and furthered its consideration of other financial reviews. In the afternoon the committee continued to hear evidence on the Electricity ... See... Select Committee Business to 19 March 2004 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00435.htm


ACT Mean On Sports Funding

- ACT New Zealand Sport & Leisure Spokesman Stephen Franks today predicted that Olympic sports - such as swimming, hockey, athletics, rowing, sailing and water polo - would be seething with fury at the latest revelations of the Labour Government's ... See... Spend On Sportspeople, Not With Gay Abandon [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00434.htm


Coddington’s Belle Tolls

- The powers of the State are enormous and terrifying when abused. You sail along in life assuming that when things do go wrong and an agent - or agents - of the State overstep the mark then good people will be outraged and wrongs will be righted. See... Liberty Belle: The power of the State [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00433.htm


Tourism Continues Its Steady Rise

- Figures released today show that visitor arrivals for February 2004 increased seven percent in comparison to the same month last year, according to Statistics New Zealand’s latest External Migration survey. See... Tourism showing steady progress across the sector [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00432.htm

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