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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY:
Cullen Rebukes Federated Farmers Over Foreshore
Anderton Approves Of "Sensible Approach" To Legal Party Drugs
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Ivan Eland: America's Nightmare Comes True In Najaf
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

SCOOP COLUMNS:
A Second Look At Parliament's Secretive Intelligence Committee
Hard News And Much More Is There!
Fighting Talk
UQ Wire: Questions For Condeleeza Rice
Movie Review: Death in Gaza
Ernest Partridge: Know Your Enemy
Douglas O'Rourke: Shape Shifting The Truth
Daily Katya Rivas - The Passion

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Say It again? Brash Revisits Tax Policy Speech
TVNZ Congratulated Over Violence Move
Giant Eggs Hatch A Real Pig's Breakfast
Govt Announces Flood Relief Package
Auckland Bill Supported In The Hope It Will Be Fixed
These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees
Regarding The Price Of Lamb
Kiwi Plane Co. Gains Australian CAA Certification
Plan To Stabilise Science Funding Announced
Otago Prison Clears A Hurdle
Muriel Newman On The Crippling Of Small Business

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Seabed And Foreshore Protest Outside Bowen House

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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 - Thursday, 8 April 2004 [1] . For Wednesday's Q&A see... Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 7 April 2004 [2] for Tuesdays see… Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 6 April 2004 [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00163.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00160.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00118.htm


LEAD STORY:
Cullen Rebukes Federated Farmers Over Foreshore

- Federated Farmers is deliberately stirring up groundless fears among its members in order to run to the National Party’s aid, Deputy Prime Minister Michael Cullen said today. See... Federated Farmers stirring up groundless fears [1] and Does Anyone Understand The Foreshore Policy? [2] MORE: - ACT - Rat Sighted Swimming Towards Sinking Ship [3] - Peter Dunne - Why Public Domain Matters [4] - Protest - Seabed Protest: Tell The Truth - Reveal All! [5] - Young Pakeha - The Largest confiscation in our time [6] For much more see… Streaming Audio: Alastair Thompson and 95bFM’s Simon Pound on foreshore and seabed… and FULL COVERAGE: The Seabed & Foreshore Bill [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00164.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0404/S00054.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00162.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00161.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0404/S00055.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0404/S00062.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0404/S00082.htm


Anderton Approves Of "Sensible Approach" To Legal Party Drugs

- Associate Health Minister Jim Anderton has received a report from the Expert Advisory Committee on Drugs (EACD) on benzylpiperazine (BZP) and related substances, also known as 'party pills'. See... Report on BZP and 'Party Pills' [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00169.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Children of war touch Kiwi kids' hearts [1]
  • Shop Trading Hours for Easter And Anzac Day 2004 [2]
  • Change Of Command Ceremony For Top Navy Brass [3]
  • Steady Progress in Benefit Review [4]
  • Look Before You Book Announces Australian JV [5]
  • Passion of the Christ Rating [6]
  • New Play: What is the Real Thing? [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0404/S00066.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0404/S00065.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0404/S00063.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0404/S00061.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0404/S00028.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0404/S00036.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0404/S00035.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:
    A Second Look At Parliament's Secretive Intelligence Committee

    - There was a time when the intelligence and security agencies did not call press conferences and volunteer information relating to security concerns. And back in the mid 1990s there was little media interest in the workings of these, our most peculiar, government departments. See... A Second Look: The Intelligence & Security Cmttee. [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00081.htm


    Hard News And Much More Is There!

    - I don't know that Easter really made sense to me until I lived in the northern hemisphere. Most years in London, spring really would push through over Easter Weekend, signalling that the climb out of the long English winter had begun... See... Public Address 08/04/04 - Big Easter Bundle! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00078.htm


    Fighting Talk

    - I haven't decided which of the following statistics is more concerning: a) 60 percent of Britons cannot name a single living French person. b) 33 percent of Britons believe Benito Mussolini never existed. See... Fighting Talk: This Week's Blogs [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00077.htm


    UQ Wire: Questions For Condeleeza Rice

    - National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice is scheduled to appear before the September 11 Commission on Thursday, 8 April 2004. Her sworn testimony will be broadcast on a variety of media channels. See... William Rivers Pitt: 20 Questions for Condi [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00080.htm


    Movie Review: Death in Gaza

    - James Miller’s ''Death in Gaza,'' was shown at the second annual Chicago International Documentary Film Festival. It examines the lives of Palestinian youth who live in Nablus, West Bank and Rafah, Gaza of the occupied Palestinian Territories. See... James Miller's Documentary: Death in Gaza [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00079.htm


    Ernest Partridge: Know Your Enemy

    - The primary rule in any contest is ''know your adversary.'' Study his strengths and his weaknesses. Strengths can, judo-like, be turned against the foe. Weaknesses, if skillfully exploited, can subdue the enemy. This is especially true when the enemy is himself unaware of his own weaknesses.See... If Bush is So Weak, Why is He so Strong? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00076.htm


    Douglas O'Rourke: Shape Shifting The Truth

    - It's times like these that make you wish they'd developed a reality-based version of the Bush Presidency. See... Douglas O'Rourke: Fun With Dick and George [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00075.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas - The Passion

    - In the Will of Father I have lived days of intense sadness without complaining but accepting what the Father wanted to make Me feel. See... Katya Rivas: The Passion Extracts 16-20 [1] EARLIER: Katya Rivas: The Passion Extracts 1-5 [2] Katya Rivas: The Passion Extracts 6-10 [3] Katya Rivas: The Passion Extracts 11-15 [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00074.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0404/S00031.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0404/S00043.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00060.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0404/S00022.htm
    Rialto Movie Of The Week - Goodbye Lenin

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Say It again? Brash Revisits Tax Policy Speech

    - In mid March, I gave a speech clarifying where the National Party stands on tax policy. I have been upfront about my view that if New Zealand is to be a country that delivers strongly rising incomes, we need to reduce tax rates substantially. See… Brash-Report - No. 27, 7 April 2004 [1] MORE TAX VIEWS: - United Future - Copeland continues fight for fairer tax treatment [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00151.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00155.htm


    TVNZ Congratulated Over Violence Move

    - National Party Broadcasting spokeswoman Georgina te Heuheu is congratulating TVNZ on taking the initiative on TV violence. See... Seize the initiative on violence broadcasters [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00168.htm


    Giant Eggs Hatch A Real Pig's Breakfast

    - Green MP Sue Kedgley, the Party's Safe Food and Consumer Affairs spokesperson, today slammed the marketing of huge, one kilogram chocolate Easter eggs that challenge children to eat the giant egg in less than 15 minutes... See... Giant Eggs Hatch A Real Pig's Breakfast [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00148.htm


    Govt Announces Flood Relief Package

    - The Government has confirmed details of the aid package for flood-affected farmers and crop growers, Rural Affairs Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Flood aid package confirmed [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00158.htm


    Auckland Bill Supported In The Hope It Will Be Fixed

    - New Zealand First is happy to support the introduction of the Local Government (Auckland) Amendment Bill to the select committee in the hope that some of the fundamental flaws contained in the bill will be ironed out. See... Auckland Transport Bill Confused [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00171.htm


    These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees

    - Committee meetings Seventeen committee meetings were held this week, 15 in the parliamentary complex, one in Rotorua and one in Gisborne. See... Select Committee Business 2 April to 8 April 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00170.htm


    Regarding The Price Of Lamb

    - ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff today urged Meat and Wool New Zealand - seen by most producers as an "independent referee" - to investigate the disparity in lamb and beef prices between the North and South Islands. See... Meat And Wool NZ Must Investigate Lamb Prices [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00166.htm


    Kiwi Plane Co. Gains Australian CAA Certification

    - New Zealand company Pacific Aerospace Corporation is ready to take its PAC 750XL aircraft into the Australian market after gaining Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority certification. See... Aerospace Tech Ready to Fly in Australian market [1] and


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00159.htm


    Plan To Stabilise Science Funding Announced

    - Research, Science and Technology Minister Pete Hodgson has announced changes to the science funding system that will provide more stable long-term funding to maintain key research capabilities. See... Science funding changes to strengthen research [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00157.htm


    Otago Prison Clears A Hurdle

    - The Corrections Minister Paul Swain says the proposed new regional prison in Otago has cleared another planning hurdle with the recommendation by the Clutha District Council's independent commissioners. See... New prison in Otago clears another planning hurdle [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00154.htm


    Muriel Newman On The Crippling Of Small Business

    - As the nation heads into Easter, not all are looking forward to a ‘Good’ Friday. This week the Column looks at the Government’s efforts to cripple small business. See... Not Such A Good Friday After All [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00152.htm

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