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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD: PM's Presser: Is There Wiggle Room Yet For Tariana?
Foreshore & Seabed Legislation Imminent
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Firas Al-Atraqchi: Fallujah Expects The Worst
David Miller: Mercenaries & Iraq
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News Is There!
Upton-on-line Diaspora Edition
ZZZZzzzzt Scoop Has Feedback!
UQ Wire: Four Flights Carried Saudis From Post 911 America
The Dead And Wounded, The Resistance And The Failed Policy
Sheila Samples: Cheney's Captive Commission
BTL: Clarke Smears Follow A Clear Bush Admin. Pattern
Dan Spillane: Inflation Hits The US Housing Sector
Guerilla News Network: The War In Iraq Changes Key
Genevieve Cora Fraser: A Million Trees Uprooted
Daily Katya Rivas - The Passion

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Mallard Predicts Brash Will Smash Education As We Know It
Matt Robson - Keeping Easter Sunday For Families
Closing Small Schools Is Stealing From Kids - English
National's John Key's Super Talk
Cassino Vets Benefactor Gets A Bouquet
Energy Stats From The MED
Navy's Project Protector A Step Closer

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

– For today’s questions for oral answer see... Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 6 April 2004 [1] . Come back this evening for the uncorrected transcript of the answers. See also...Parliament Debate: Reserve Bank Debate In Parliament Today [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0404/S00107.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0404/S00096.htm


LEAD STORY:

PM's Presser: Is There Wiggle Room Yet For Tariana?

- The PM is not. Not bullying the Pacific Islands, not sacking Tariana Turia (yet), and not definitely not freeing Ahmed Zaoui from penal incarceration anytime soon. See... PM's Presser: Not Bullying, Firing & Not Freeing [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0404/S00057.htm


Foreshore & Seabed Legislation Imminent

- United Future MP Gordon Copeland today expressed satisfaction that the Government’s foreshore and seabed legislation will protect existing private property rights for all New Zealanders. See... Legislation to protect private property rights [1] MORE: - John Tamihere - Tamihere: making the tough call on foreshore [2] - United - UF caucus supports foreshore legislation [3] - Govt - Media Advisory - Foreshore seabed announcement [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0404/S00109.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0404/S00099.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0404/S00101.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0404/S00104.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Protests against Parliamentary Elections in Aceh [1]
  • Security means tackling corrupt Forest sectors [2]
  • Kerr Speech: 5th Annual Superfunds Summit 2004 [3]
  • New Category Recognises Economic Development [4]
  • Big Brother is watching...and fingerprinting [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0404/S00036.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0404/S00035.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0404/S00073.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0404/S00071.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0404/S00081.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

    Firas Al-Atraqchi: Fallujah Expects The Worst - The men of the restive city of Falluja are not afraid. Speaking to reporters they egg the US soldiers on. "Come into our city and we will show them what we are made of," they say. "They have tanks and planes but are cowards, we will fight till there are none of us left," others say. See... Firas Al-Atraqchi: Will Falluja Be Leveled? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0404/S00053.htm


    David Miller: Mercenaries & Iraq

    - The killing of Americans in Fallujah last week may prove to be the act of violence that draws American public opinion away from supporting the ongoing war in Iraq and could even cost George W. Bush the White House. See... Despite Fallujah The World Still Needs Mercenaries [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0404/S00052.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • AIDS drug cost to fall under Clinton
  • COHA: Venezuela - The Tension Continues [1]
  • Protests against Parliamentary Elections in Aceh [2]
  • Images: Alanis Morissette "Exposes" US Censorship [3]
  • Iraq Governing Council: Poll, Power Transfer Talks [4]
  • UN Peacekeeping Mission In Burundi Begins [5]
  • 10th Anniversary Of Rwanda Genocide [6]
  • Annan Talks Iraq and Midde East With Russians [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0404/S00056.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0404/S00054.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0404/S00053.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0404/S00051.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0404/S00050.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0404/S00049.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0404/S00048.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News Is There!

    - Things are not going well in Iraq. With 20-20 hindsight, it would surely have been better to allow Moqtada al-Sadr's al-Hawza newspaper to continue to publish its bile to a small audience. The closure of the paper by the Coalition Provisional Authority, ... See... Public Address 06/04/04 - Violence Etc [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0404/S00056.htm


    Upton-on-line Diaspora Edition

    - IN THIS EDITION: France's regional elections as a new form of French exceptionalism, saving the world's oceans in a sea of words and lessons from New Zealand's agricultural liberalisation 15 years on. See... Upton-on-line Diaspora Edition: 6th April 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0404/S00054.htm


    ZZZZzzzzt Scoop Has Feedback!

    - Yes, absolutely! We should start fingerprinting and photographing all US citizens and those with a US Green Card wishing to enter NZ - just the way Brazil is doing! We need to show Uncle Sam that we aren't going to take this shit lying down. See... More Scoop Letters To The Editor [1] & Scoop Letters To The Editor [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0404/S00046.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0404/S00042.htm


    UQ Wire: Four Flights Carried Saudis From Post 911 America

    - A copy of a previously unpublished manifest, obtained late Thursday night and dated September 15, 2001, provides evidence of a private Boeing-727 Saudi flight from Lexington, Kentucky to London. But the names on the manifest raise serious questions about FBI policies and procedures related to witness identification, criminal investigations and obstruction of justice. See... UQ Wire: Questions About Saudi Flights After 9/11 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0404/S00044.htm


    The Dead And Wounded, The Resistance And The Failed Policy

    - Originally Released in November/December 2003, this three-part series conveys with clarity the situation in present-day Iraq. See... The Hidden Unseen War: The Reality of Bush's Iraq [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0404/S00051.htm


    Sheila Samples: Cheney's Captive Commission

    - I often wonder what Chicago's late, great Mike Royko thinks about "Boss" Dick Cheney literally snickering up his sleeve at the direction he's managed to steer the Independent (sic) 9-11 Commission to effectively cover up what he and others in the administration knew before 9-11. See... Sheila Samples: If Royko Were Here... [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0404/S00050.htm


    BTL: Clarke Smears Follow A Clear Bush Admin. Pattern

    - White House Attack on Former Counter-Terrorism Chief Follows Pattern of Smearing Whistleblowers Interview with Daniel Ellsberg, former U.S. Defense Department analyst prosecuted for his release of the "Pentagon Papers," conducted by Scott Harris See... Clarke Attack Follows WH Pattern of Smearing [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0404/S00049.htm


    Dan Spillane: Inflation Hits The US Housing Sector

    - It's happening all across the country. Builders for all kinds of projects, from bridges to homes, are faced with skyrocketing prices for everything from plywood to steel. Now, according to industry insiders, builders and contractors may be facing bankruptcy. See... Builders Facing Inflation, Ponder Bankruptcy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0404/S00048.htm


    Guerilla News Network: The War In Iraq Changes Key

    - "The real clash that's supposed to happen in this war did not yet happen. In the south, people are waiting, and they will be tired in months." - Raed Jarrar, October 2003, interview with GNN See... GNN: Introducing America's New War In Iraq [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0404/S00047.htm


    Genevieve Cora Fraser: A Million Trees Uprooted

    - In a bizarre twist to Biblical tradition, the Israeli military has launched an unprecedented assault on the Palestinian environment that threatens to undermine and destroy the plant and animal life of the Holy Land. See... Israeli Troops Destroy Milk and Honey in Holy Land [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0404/S00045.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas - The Passion

    - Of My Passion I want you to consider above all, the bitterness that was caused by My knowing the sins, that darkening the mind of man, lead him to aberrations. See... Katya Rivas: The Passion Extracts 6-10 [1] EARLIER: Katya Rivas: The Passion Extracts 1-5 [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0404/S00043.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0404/S00031.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Mallard Predicts Brash Will Smash Education As We Know It

    - Education Minister Trevor Mallard predicted today that National intends taking a sledgehammer to education, by introducing a policy of vouchers to fund schools. See... Brash to take sledgehammer to education [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0404/S00098.htm


    Matt Robson - Keeping Easter Sunday For Families

    - After the Easter recess Parliament has a chance to provide a work-life balance for Kiwi families by rejecting Rodney Hide’s Shop Trading Hours bill. See... Keeping a work-life balance on Easter Sunday [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0404/S00108.htm


    Closing Small Schools Is Stealing From Kids - English

    - The Education Minister's plans to improve education by closing or merging small schools will rob Kiwi kids of the quality education they deserve, says National's Education spokesman, Bill English. See... Labour wrong about small schools [1] and Trevor Mallard Speech: Raising student achievement [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0404/S00106.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0404/S00100.htm


    National's John Key's Super Talk

    - "It's certainly correct that whether Kiwis are sharing their 5th birthday with you today or their 65th at home, the issues confronting them on Super cannot be ignored." See... Key - Speech to Annual Super Funds Summit [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0404/S00103.htm


    Cassino Vets Benefactor Gets A Bouquet

    - United Future's Marc Alexander today applauded a Christchurch businessman who has set up a trust to get up to a further 85 old soldiers to 60th commemorations of the Battle of Monte Cassino, after just last week calling for business to put the Government's tawdry efforts to shame. See... Alexander salutes attempt to help Cassino vets [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0404/S00102.htm


    Energy Stats From The MED

    - Energy Minister Pete Hodgson has released the latest edition of the Ministry of Economic Development’s Energy Data File, a comprehensive biannual volume of energy statistics. See... Latest energy statistics from MED [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0404/S00097.htm


    Navy's Project Protector A Step Closer

    - Project Protector, the $500 million project to provide the Royal New Zealand Navy with new purpose built vessels, reached a significant milestone today. See... New ships one step closer [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0404/S00094.htm

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