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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY:
SIS Inspector General Greig Off The Zaoui Case
Somewhat Prescient Special Report: Is The SIS Performing Below Par But Beyond Reach?
Michael King And His Wife Die In Car Accident
Anthony Haas Farewells A Friend
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Bosnian Serb: Ten Years Jail For Burning Muslim Village
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News & More Is There
Rosalea Barker Remembers Alistair Cooke From Sydney
Martin LeFevre Meditates On The Brain
Taking Issue With Heraldic Opinions On The Waitangi Tribunal
Reader Opinion: Are Boy Racers Intimidating You?
Bernard Weiner: A Different Kind Of Shrub
Manuel Valenzuela: A Reign Of Error And Terror
Scoop Poem: Mother Palestine
Daniel Patrick Welch: Cowardice In Massachusetts
UQ Wire: Richard Clarke Defies Gravity
Daily Katya Rivas Meditations

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Mallard Accused Of Concealing Porno Investigation Info
Biz Confidence Slide Puts Cullen Off Drinking
Would Be Pohutukawa Murderers Warned
Mother Earth Wants Answers On US GM Testing Lab
Waitara Land Decision By New Plymouth Applauded By Minister
Minister Asked To Clarify Unlicensed Aquaculture Law
Greens Consultations With Wilson On Judicial Appointments Continue
Getting The Carbon Out Of Coal
Changes To Police Complaints Authority Law Would Unveil Secret Documents

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Author/Historian Michael King Dies In Car Accident

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

– For Tuesday’s questions & answers see... Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 30 March 2004 [1] . There are no questions today as the house is sitting under urgency.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00680.htm


LEAD STORY:
SIS Inspector General Greig Off The Zaoui Case

- Two High Court Judges have ruled that the Inspector General of Intelligence and Security (SIS) displayed apparent bias against Ahmed Zaoui and is disqualified from reviewing the refugee’s case. See... High Court Finds Greig Bias Against Zaoui Case [1] and the full text of the High Court Judgement…High Court Judgment Ahmed Zaoui VS Hon. Greig [2] REACTION: - United Future - Dunne: Time to end the Zaoui industry [3] - Amnesty Intl. - Ahmed Zaoui: Justice Must Be Seen To Be Done [4] - Progressives - Three Strikes and You’re Out - Release Zaoui [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00346.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00344.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00706.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00209.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00704.htm


Somewhat Prescient Special Report: Is The SIS Performing Below Par But Beyond Reach?

- In an interview with the Listener , the Inspector General of Intelligence and Security suggested new blood at the top of the SIS would “put the SIS back on its toes”. Is this a revelation that the SIS indeed is incompetent but currently unable to be tested? Selwyn Manning reports. See... Should Greig Go To Put SIS Back On Its Toes? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00318.htm


Michael King And His Wife Die In Car Accident

- The death of historian Michael King is a "devastating loss" for New Zealand, says Waikato University Vice-Chancellor Bryan Gould. See... Michael King: Waikato University Pays Tribute [1] ALSO: - Helen Clark - Michael King [2] - Greens - Greens pay respects to Michael King [3] - ACT - A King Among Men [4] - Human Rights Commission - Commission mourns loss of a great New Zealander [5] - NZ First - Peters Pays Tribute To Michael King [6] - National - King a giant of NZ literature [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0403/S00131.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00700.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00695.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00694.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00206.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00689.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00688.htm


Anthony Haas Farewells A Friend

- I mourn for Michael King for many reasons. Our friendship grew as flatmates, undergraduates and journalists in the nineteen sixties at Victoria University. See... Being Pa'alagi - A Tribute To Michael King [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00345.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Electricity market reforms not RMA to blame [1]
  • April 1 Bonus for Lowest-Paid Workers [2]
  • Public Urged to oppose GE wheat Application [3]
  • Bruce Hucker will stand for mayor of Auckland [4]
  • Ginger Cat With Star Qualities Required [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00205.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00204.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0403/S00111.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0403/S00257.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0403/S00352.htm


    Bosnian Serb: Ten Years Jail For Burning Muslim Village

    - The United Nations war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia today sentenced a Bosnian Serb man to 10 years in jail for his role in the burning down of a predominantly Muslim village in May 1992. See... Bosnian Serb Jailed 10 Years For Burning Village [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00413.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • U.S. Sen. Daschle on the Abuse of Government Power [1]
  • Annan Mourns Loss Of Journalist Alistair Cooke [2]
  • Uzbekistan Series Of Bombings Denounced [3]
  • Long-Term UN Presence In Post-Conflict Haiti [4]
  • Security Council Extends Mission In Sierra Leone [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00407.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00411.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00410.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00409.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00408.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News & More Is There

    - New numbers from the Department of Statistics show that New Zealanders' life expectancy continues to rise - and that, for the first time in decades, the disparity between Maori and non-Maori longevity, has narrowed since 1995... See... Public Address 31/03/04 - Life [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00341.htm


    Rosalea Barker Remembers Alistair Cooke From Sydney

    - I woke at 4 this morning, and when I got around to turning on the telly the US ABC news was on, complete with a ticker announcing Alistair Cooke's death. See... Where The Manly Ferry Cuts Its Way To Circular Quay [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00340.htm


    Martin LeFevre Meditates On The Brain

    - One of the most renowned neuroscientists in the world, Gerald M. Edelman, calls the human brain "the most complicated material object in the known universe." See... The Unlabeled World and the Embodied Brain [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00339.htm


    Taking Issue With Heraldic Opinions On The Waitangi Tribunal

    - New Zealand Herald columnist John Roughan has written some sensible, level-headed columns recently about the so-called ‘race debate’ launched by Don Brash’s Orewa speech. Unfortunately, these qualities were not evident in Roughan’s column in the Weekend Herald. See... Ewan Morris: The Waitangi Tribunal And History [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00342.htm


    Reader Opinion: Are Boy Racers Intimidating You?

    - Have you noticed the growing culture of intimidation by vehicle? Let's consider noisemaking, then look at other ways you are being 'preyed on'... See... Opinion: "Predator Driving Culture" Questioned [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00338.htm


    Bernard Weiner: A Different Kind Of Shrub

    - President Bush seemed flustered by my question. ''In our family,'' the President said, with something of a pained smile, ''that period and those episodes are regarded as ancient, and somewhat embarrassing, history.'' See... Bernard Weiner: A Candid Interview With Pres. Bush [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00337.htm


    Manuel Valenzuela: A Reign Of Error And Terror

    - In Washington, noses continue to grow, minds continue to be devoid of intelligence and hearts have yet to be found. See... Washington Pinocchios and the Lifting of the Veil [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00336.htm


    Scoop Poem: Mother Palestine

    - She held him close - Draped her black shawl - About his frail body - A tent warm and safe See... Genevieve Cora Fraser Poem: Mother Palestine [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00335.htm


    Daniel Patrick Welch: Cowardice In Massachusetts

    - Perhaps, after all these years, Edmund Burke may have got it wrong: All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is not, as the wise Englishman once opined, for good men to do nothing. Sometimes men blunder into evil by the sheer force of their own cowardice. See... Daniel Welch: When Good Men Don't Do Nothing [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00334.htm


    UQ Wire: Richard Clarke Defies Gravity

    - Former White House Counter-Terrorism Czar Richard Clarke has managed to do something that defies modern political gravity. He has stayed in the news, hour after hour and day after day. See... UQ Wire: William Rivers Pitt - The Line [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00333.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas Meditations

    - Holy Friday was followed by the glorious dawn of the Sunday of the Resurrection. If I have decided not to destroy the world, it means that I want to renew it and rejuvenate it. See... Katya Rivas: The Resurrection of Jesus [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00332.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0403/S00166.htm
    THE RIALTO MOVIE OF THE WEEK

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Mallard Accused Of Concealing Porno Investigation Info

    - Education Minister Trevor Mallard has been complicit in attempts by the Correspondence School to conceal information from students, parents and the public, says National's Education spokesman Bill English. See... Minister complicit in school's cover-up job [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00703.htm


    Biz Confidence Slide Puts Cullen Off Drinking

    - Finance Minister Michael Cullen said the latest National Bank Outlook showing a fall in confidence at both the general and the enterprise level was sobering but not surprising given the February floods, the high dollar and ongoing geopolitical concerns. See... Decline in confidence sobering [1] MORE: - National - Michael Cullen accepts failure NZ deserves better [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00692.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00685.htm


    Would Be Pohutukawa Murderers Warned

    - Green Party Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons has slammed the plan by "state-owned vandal" Transit New Zealand to butcher 58 ancient pohutukawa trees on one of New Zealand's most-recognised scenic roads. See... Transit's Coromandel chop totally over the top [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00690.htm


    Mother Earth Wants Answers On US GM Testing Lab

    - Green MP Jeanette Fitzsimons is disappointed that the Government has not answered the key questions on the latest GE Corn scare. See... What exactly is wrong at GE-testing lab? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00682.htm


    Waitara Land Decision By New Plymouth Applauded By Minister

    - Treaty Negotations Minister Margaret Wilson today congratulated the New Plymouth District Council on its decision to offer the Waitara lands to the Crown for eventual return to local Maori. See... Crown to consider council offer of Waitara lands [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00702.htm


    Minister Asked To Clarify Unlicensed Aquaculture Law

    - "David Benson-Pope must provide some urgent direction to officials who may now be forced to deal with four more unlicensed aquaculture ventures on the East Coast," says National Party Fisheries spokesman Phil Heatley. See... Minister leaves door open to illegal aquaculture [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00701.htm


    Greens Consultations With Wilson On Judicial Appointments Continue

    - Green MP Nandor Tanczos today clarified the Green position on the Judicial Matters Bill, saying that he was still talking with Attorney General Margaret Wilson about the possibility of a Judicial Appointments Commission. See... Greens still talking to Govt on Judicial Matters [1] . See also... Smith: Govt turnaround rightly punished [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00699.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00684.htm


    Getting The Carbon Out Of Coal

    - United Future MP, Murray Smith, says alarmist claims that New Zealand’s coal reserves can’t be used to plug the nation’s looming energy gap don’t stand up to rational scrutiny. See... Smith: Coal-CO2 problem can be overcome [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00693.htm


    Changes To Police Complaints Authority Law Would Unveil Secret Documents

    - A Bill introduced into Parliament today will allow the Commission of Inquiry into Police Conduct to see files covered by secrecy provisions in the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) Act. See... PCA Amendment will aid police conduct inquiry [1] MORE: - ACT - New Police Bill Exposes Government Disarray [2] - Police - Proposed Change to the Police Complaints Authority [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00671.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00697.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00203.htm

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