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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
Mallard Announces Race Funding Review Terms
PM Ups The Veteran Quota On Cassino Trip
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Security Council Outrage Vetoed By U.S
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES
Full Coverage From The 911 Commission In D.C.

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News & More Is There!
St Molesworth
Stateside: Writes Nervous From The Bay Area Suburbs
Meditations: Beware The Momentum Of Darkness
Uri Avnery: The Political Madness Around War
Robert Higgs Speculates That Bush May Have Lost It
Translated From Hebrew: Volunteering & Mortality
UQ Wire: Of Course The President And His Advisor Knew - Everybody Did
Daily Katya Rivas Meditations

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Regarding Irresponsible Tarts In Select Committees
Maori TV Will Improve Cultural Understanding
Progressives Support Universal Free Childcare
NZ GDP Growth Strength To Be Expected Says Cullen
Goff's Off North
Marc Alexander On The Evils Of Taxation
Do You Know A Potential Project Aqua Judge?
These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees
The Waikato Prison Consultation Scandal

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
Mallard Announces Race Funding Review Terms

- Coordinating Minister, Race Relations Trevor Mallard today released the Terms of Reference for the government’s review of targeted policy and programmes. See... Terms of reference: Review of targeted programmes [1] REACTION: - Greens - Clark lets Brash set the agenda [2] - National - Minister stalls on race-based funding [3] - National - National labels Maori review a sham [4] - ACT - Race Policy Review Prevarication [5] Click here for more STORY OF THE WEEK coverage. [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00572.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00603.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00591.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00588.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00587.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00292.htm


PM Ups The Veteran Quota On Cassino Trip

- Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that a ballot had been conducted to select veterans to join the official delegation that will travel to Italy on an RNZAF Boeing to attend the 60th commemorations of the Battle of Monte Cassino. See... More veterans to travel to Monte Cassino [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00574.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Newman Demands Dyson's Resignation [1]
  • Paul East to observe Sri Lankan elections [2]
  • PM challenged to swap jobs with student president [3]
  • Gavin Ellis Comments on Hosking Case [4]
  • Drug Comanies And Children's Mental Health Considered [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00577.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00573.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0403/S00109.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00179.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0403/S00102.htm


    Security Council Outrage Vetoed By U.S

    - Condemning Israel's assassination on Monday of Hamas leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin in Gaza, numerous speakers addressing an open meeting of the Security Council this evening called on the 15-member body to take decisive action in response. See... Security Council speakers condemn Israel's killing [1] ALSO: US Thwarts UN Statement Condemning Israel [2] - Elderly among 6 Shot Dead by IOF in 48 Hours [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00357.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00356.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00355.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • World Citizens: Vote For Your Choice Of U.S. Prez [1]
  • 1,000 Afghans A Day Returning From Pakistan [2]
  • Nigeria: Another death by stoning sentence quashed [3]
  • Blair: 'Common cause' exists with Libya [4]
  • Colombia to reject human rights violators charter [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00354.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00359.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00353.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00351.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00350.htm


    Full Coverage From The 911 Commission In D.C.

    Staff Statements 911 Commission: SS No. 8 - National Policy Co-ord. [1] 911 Commission: Staff Stat. No. 7 - Intelligence [2] 911 Commission: Staff Statement No. 6 - Military [3] 911 Commission: Staff Statement No. 5 - Diplomacy [4] Witnesses Prepared Testimony Richard A. Clarke Statement To 911 Commssion [5] Samuel L. Berger Statement To 911 Commission [6] George Tenet Statement To The 911 Commission [7] William S. Cohen Statement To 911 Commission [8] Madeleine K. Albright Statement To 911 Commission [9]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00369.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00368.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00367.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00366.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00365.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00364.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00363.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00362.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00361.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0403/S00152.htm
    Wairarapa Balloon Festival Begins


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News & More Is There!

    - So if I'm unfortunate enough to be convicted of a crime some time, I'm entitled to half a million taxpayer dollars to restore my "mana"? No? Well why does Nick Smith think he is then? That doesn't sound like "one law for all", does it?... See... Public Address 26/03/04 - Friday Flashes [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00302.htm


    St Molesworth

    - Top 10 programmes on the Maori Television schedule See... St Molesworth: Top 10 programmes Maori Television [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00304.htm


    Stateside: Writes Nervous From The Bay Area Suburbs

    - In class the other night, we were given two sheets of coloured paper, plus black and white, and asked to illustrate ''a bird or birds attacking a victim.'' See... Stateside with Rosalea: Panic Stations [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00301.htm


    Meditations: Beware The Momentum Of Darkness

    - Bill Moyers, press secretary for President Lyndon Johnson and one of the few journalists still respected in America, said a decade ago, ''a nation can die from too many lies.'' See... Meditations (Politics): A Letter to Living People [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00300.htm


    Uri Avnery: The Political Madness Around War

    - A Prime Minister is waging war. The great majority of the people oppose the war. The majority vote for the Prime Minister. Absurd? Well, that was the situation in Spain. It also applies, more or less, in Israel. But here the similarity ends. See... Uri Avnery: Bravo, Amigos! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00299.htm


    Robert Higgs Speculates That Bush May Have Lost It

    - Before you conclude that I myself must be unhinged even to raise such a question, ask yourself this: If a man talks as if he has lost contact with reality, then might he actually have done so? See... Robert Higgs: Is Bush Unhinged? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00298.htm


    Translated From Hebrew: Volunteering & Mortality

    - Sharon is looking for volunteers. He is seeking people who endorse Yassin's liquidation, who salute and cheer the wisdom of the Prime Minister and who "are willing to pay the price". He's looking for volunteers who are willing to pay the price not in some theoretical way, nothing political or ideological, but in real hard currency. See... Translation: Who's Volunteering To Die? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00297.htm


    UQ Wire: Of Course The President And His Advisor Knew - Everybody Did

    - "No one anticipated the kinds of strikes that took place in New York and at the Pentagon." - 'The 9/11 Debate,' Washington Post editorial - That line from the Washington Post has been repeated ad nauseam by other newspapers, and across radio and television. It has achieved the status of bedrock conventional wisdom, of something axiomatic. See... UQ Wire: September 11 Should Have Been Stopped [1] and UQ Wire: Why Didn't Bush and Condi Know? [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00295.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00296.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas Meditations

    - I am on My way to Calvary. Those wicked men, fearing to see Me die before reaching the end, look for someone to help Me carry the Cross, and from the vicinity they seized a man called Simon. See... Katya Rivas: Jesus Is Helped to Carry the Cross [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00294.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0403/S00154.htm
    Profile: Monica Trápaga Plays at the Montana Jazz & Blues Festival

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Regarding Irresponsible Tarts In Select Committees

    - ACT New Zealand Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today called for CYF Minister Ruth Dyson to be sacked for her appalling behaviour before the Social Services Select Committee. See... Newman Demands Dyson's Resignation [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00577.htm


    Maori TV Will Improve Cultural Understanding

    - The Green Party says the launch of the new Maori TV service on Sunday will provide a much-needed boost for multi-cultural understanding in New Zealand. See... New TV service brings Te Ao Maori to the nation [1] MORE: - Tarian Turia - Maori TV a rallying point for tangata whenua [2] - Parekura Horomia - Exciting times ahead for Maori Broadcasting [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00599.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00594.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00585.htm


    Progressives Support Universal Free Childcare

    - The Progressives support free early childhood education for all and would support any moves towards this in the coming budget, Matt Robson, Progressive Deputy Leader said today. See... Free early childhood centres for all [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00605.htm


    NZ GDP Growth Strength To Be Expected Says Cullen

    - Finance Minister Michael Cullen said the latest GDP figures showing growth in the December quarter of 0.6 per cent and for the year of 3.5 per cent were in line with expectations of a modest slowdown over the coming year. See... GDP result in line with expectations [1] MORE: - Progressives - Regions, manufacturing activity healthy [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00596.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00604.htm


    Goff's Off North

    - Foreign Minister Phil Goff heads overseas tonight on a two-week visit to Ireland, the UK, Germany, Belgium and the US. See... Goff to Europe, United States [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00602.htm


    Marc Alexander On The Evils Of Taxation

    - TAX: a State sanctioned weekly mugging of the work ethic . There has been a renewed call on both sides of the ideological divide to raise prosperity. See... Marc My Words - 26 March 2004 [1] MORE POLITICAL COLUMNS: - Matt Robson - Robson-on-Politics, 26 March 2004 [2] - Deb. Coddington - Coddington's Liberty Belle: "Whooh Hooh" Express [3] - Muriel Newman - Muriel Newman’s The Column - March 25 [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00600.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00598.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00583.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00563.htm


    Do You Know A Potential Project Aqua Judge?

    - Environment Minister Marian Hobbs tomorrow [27 March] calls for suggestions and expressions of interest from the public for possible members of the Waitaki Catchment Water Allocation Board. See... Environment Minister seeks Waitaki nominations [1] and Hobbs Speech: RMA (Waitaki Catchment) Bill [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00593.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00576.htm


    These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees

    - Fourteen committee meetings were held this week, 13 in the parliamentary complex and one in Christchurch. See... Select Committee Business to 26 March 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00589.htm


    The Waikato Prison Consultation Scandal

    - Corrections Minister Paul Swain was incorrect to claim that paid consultation with Iwi was a statutory requirement under the Resource Management Act - there is no such requirement in the Act, ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley said today. See... RMA Iwi Consultation Grossly Abused [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00581.htm

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