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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House

LEAD STORY:
Line Drawn On Foreshore Issue
FORESHORE & SEABED REACTION:
PM's Presser: Is There Wiggle Room Yet For Tariana?
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Ivan Eland: America's Nightmare Comes True In Najaf
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News Is There!
Stateside: Where Rosalea Returns From A Sojourn In Oz
Martin LeFevre: Past and Future Diversity
Guest Opinion: Why Vote!
Black Box Voting: The Faking Of Democracy
Freeing Afghanistan For the Narcotics Industry
Bernard Weiner: A Roll Call Of Scandal
Daily Katya Rivas - The Passion

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Winston Jumps To The Defence Of Belgium
Where Have All The Stroppy Farmers Gone?
NZ First Fighting Spam
PBRF Publication Welcomed
NZ Contributes Towards Peace In Haiti
A Suggestion For Unused Speed Camera Signage
Marc Alexander: Marc My Words
NZ Forestry Punching Above Its Weight - Sutton
Funds Allocated For ERA Education

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

- For today's questions see… Questions for Oral Answer - 7 April 2004 [1] . Come back this evening for answers. For Tuesdays Q&A transcript see… Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 6 April 2004 [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00122.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00118.htm

LEAD STORY:
Line Drawn On Foreshore Issue

- Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today that the government’s foreshore and seabed policy guarantees access to the foreshore and seabed for all New Zealanders. See… Access guaranteed for all New Zealanders - PM [1] ALSO: - Cullen - Policy guarantees access, supports Maori rights [2] - Govt - Foreshore and Seabed: Policy Refinements since Dec [3] - Govt - Foreshore and Seabed Framework [4] - Horomia - Kaitiakitanga anchors foreshore and seabed bill [5] - Tamihere - Building bridges on the foreshore [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00130.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00131.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00132.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00127.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00128.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00138.htm


FORESHORE & SEABED REACTION:

- Prebble (ACT) - Call an Election [1] - Brash (Nat) - Don Brash says seabed package is a fraud [2] - Franks (ACT) - Peace In Our Time On Foreshore And Seabed [3] - NZ First - Peters Pleased To Reach Agreement [4] - United Future - UF withdraws support for foreshore legislation [5] - Greens - Greens firm on Foreshore and Seabed [6] - ARENA - Seabed and Foreshore Reaction [7] - Advance Aotearoa - Call To Put Foreshore Bill On Hold [8] EARLIER: - United Future - Legislation to protect private property rights [9] - John Tamihere - Tamihere: making the tough call on foreshore [10] - United - UF caucus supports foreshore legislation [11] - Govt - Media Advisory - Foreshore seabed announcement [12]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00145.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00142.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00141.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00137.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00133.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00126.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0404/S00047.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0404/S00046.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0404/S00109.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0404/S00099.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0404/S00101.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0404/S00104.htm


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


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • AA Calls Zero Tolerance on Road Trauma Epidemic [1]
  • NZ Supports Health Initiative In Papua New Guinea [2]
  • Navy Frigate Te Mana Back To The Middle East [3]
  • Squid Fishing Increase Would Kill 500 More Birds [4]
  • Leave To Apply For Home Detention Inappropriate [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0404/S00045.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0404/S00044.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0404/S00043.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0404/S00042.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0404/S00041.htm


    Ivan Eland: America's Nightmare Comes True In Najaf

    - The worst nightmare for the American occupation has occurred. Portions of the Iraqi Shiite majority have risen in revolt. Full-scale civil war may be just around the corner. See... Ivan Eland: The Slide to Defeat in Iraq [1] MORE IRAQ COMMENTARY: - GNN: Introducing America's New War In Iraq [2] - Firas Al-Atraqchi: Will Falluja Be Leveled? [3] - Despite Fallujah The World Still Needs Mercenaries [4] - The Hidden Unseen War: The Reality of Bush's Iraq [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00067.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0404/S00047.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0404/S00053.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0404/S00052.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0404/S00051.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • Death Penalty Latest worldwide statistics released [1]
  • Iran Agrees To Co-Operate With Nuke Watchdog [2]
  • 7 Million Ethiopians Need Humanitarian Aid in 04 [3]
  • Drugs Remain Threat To Stability In Afghanistan [4]
  • Rwanda: Children Suffer In Aftermath Of Genocide [5]
  • Syria must end repressive measures against Kurds [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0404/S00060.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0404/S00076.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0404/S00074.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0404/S00073.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0404/S00068.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0404/S00058.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News Is There!

    - So are we to see the crucial foreshore legislation fall over semantics? It's shaping up that way, with the two minor parties, New Zealand First and United Future utterly at odds over whether the legislation will decree the foreshores as Crown property ... See... Public Address 07/04/04 - Ill Semantics [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00070.htm


    Stateside: Where Rosalea Returns From A Sojourn In Oz

    - As usual, it was a real buzz to get back to Oakland, and even better to get back to my bed after the three-and-a-half movie flight from Sydney to LA. See... Stateside with Rosalea: Speaking of.. [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00069.htm


    Martin LeFevre: Past and Future Diversity

    - When I first came to California from Michigan, over 30 years ago as a 19-year-old leaving home, it felt like a different country, where people spoke the same language. Since then, and especially in the last decade, the world has felt like the same country, but one in which people speak different languages. See... Meditations: Past and Future Diversity [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00068.htm


    Guest Opinion: Why Vote!

    - I say vote. Vote even if your vote is counted, not counted, thrown out, saved, not saved, re-routed at the data bank, purged, disfranchised or middle-fingered into oblivion. See... The Misconceptions of the "No Vote" Movement [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00066.htm


    Black Box Voting: The Faking Of Democracy

    - Americans aren't really voting. Machines are. Call it faking democracy. See... Lynn Landes: Faking Democracy [1] . Meanwhile political insiders suggest Ohio could become as decisive this year as Florida was four years ago. Which is why the state's plan to use paperless touch-screen voting machines has so many up in arms. See... Fitrakis & Wasserman: Diebold's Political Machine [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00065.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00064.htm


    Freeing Afghanistan For the Narcotics Industry

    - Since the US led invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001, the Golden Crescent opium trade has soared. See... Afghanistan's Multibillion Dollar Heroin Trade [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00063.htm


    Bernard Weiner: A Roll Call Of Scandal

    - In the face of imminent scandal-eruptions, it's surprising to see Bush&Co. moving so forcefully in so many domestic-policy areas, rather than pulling back and trying to ease their way through the November 2 election. See... Bush Scandals Are Roiling: Turn Up the Heat! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00062.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas - The Passion

    - Let us go on with this painful story, which you will manage to take to as many people as you can. I will enlighten you in the way in which it should be done. See... Katya Rivas: The Passion Extracts 11-15 [1] EARLIER: Katya Rivas: The Passion Extracts 1-5 [2] Katya Rivas: The Passion Extracts 6-10 [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00060.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0404/S00031.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0404/S00043.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Winston Jumps To The Defence Of Belgium

    - New Zealand First leader Rt Hon Winston Peters has asked the Government to explain how it intended to respond to Belgium’s complaint about the way its justice system has been disparaged during the drawn out Ahmed Zaoui case. See... Zaoui Case Now Causing Diplomatic Incidents [1] MORE ZAOUI: - National Mapp says sort out Zaoui issue now [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00135.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00114.htm


    Where Have All The Stroppy Farmers Gone?

    - What's happening to rural New Zealand? While, in the past, the rural community refused to meekly accept Government edicts, it would now appear that the fighting spirit has gone, and Government decrees are now being met with a degree of subservience. See... What's Happening To Rural New Zealand? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00134.htm


    NZ First Fighting Spam

    - New Zealand First is calling on the government to act promptly on measures to address the growing spam plague. See... Stop Stalling On Anti-Spam Measures [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00124.htm


    PBRF Publication Welcomed

    - Acting Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Minister Margaret Wilson is welcoming the Tertiary Education Commission’s (TEC) decision to proceed with a public release of the report of the Perfomance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) assessment without international comparisons included. See... Pragmatic approach to research report welcomed [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00140.htm


    NZ Contributes Towards Peace In Haiti

    - New Zealand will contribute $100,000 to the United Nations, to help fund a project to reduce violence and protect citizens in the Caribbean nation of Haiti. See... NZAID contributes to Haiti appeal [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00146.htm


    A Suggestion For Unused Speed Camera Signage

    - "Instead of the Government taking down every speed camera sign, they should be replacing them - giving the public more information about crash black spots and dangerous intersections," he says. See... More information, not less, makes roads safer [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00144.htm


    Marc Alexander: Marc My Words

    - I apologise in advance for the tenor of this week's commentary. It is a heartfelt reaction to yet another act of violence perpetrated on a lady who should have been enjoying her place as an elder in our society. See... Justice may not change hearts... [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00143.htm


    NZ Forestry Punching Above Its Weight - Sutton

    - New Zealand companies which sell their technology products or services to the forestry sector are innovative and well-received overseas, Forestry Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... New Zealand companies dominate Austimber 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00139.htm


    Funds Allocated For ERA Education

    - The Minister of Labour Paul Swain has announced the final funding allocations from the Employment Relations Education Contestable fund for the 2003/2004 year. See... Employment Relations Education Contestable Fund [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00136.htm

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