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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY: National's Nuke Policy Would Let U.S. Warships Dock
Tainui's Nanaia Mahuta To Stay In Labour Party
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Amnesty Considers Human Rights In Expanding EU
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News & Much More Is There!
Fighting Talk From Fighting Talk
Chris Sanders: Reflections On A Rainy May Day
William Rivers Pitt Kent State Shootings Anniversary Address
Genevieve Cora Fraser Poem: Cleansing Palestine
Guest Opinion: An American Elects Not To Elect
Torture Photos: Replacing Tyranny with Tyranny

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Shopping Free Easter Sunday Survives To Fight Again
GE Moratorium Bill Wins Private Members Ballot
Home Detention Decision For Porn Purveyor Odious
Cullen Welcomes IMF Praise
Budget 2004 Previews Begin
David Carter Suspects High Country Smoke & Mirrors
National Supports Lines Company Being Freed To Generate
Linwood College Teen Parent Unit Receives Funding
Forestry Investment Finding Greener Forests – Connell
Coddington Explains Her Decision To Become A Politician
Long Service To NZ Prisons Recognised
Time To Prepare For Oil Shortages – Greens
Hospital Infection Transmission Needs Surveillance

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The Day After The Hikoi - The Debate Begins

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Hikoi Parliament Panorama Image

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20,000 Strong Hikoi Confronts Parliament

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
Scoop Is In The House

- For today's questions see... Questions for Oral Answer - Thursday, 6 May 2004 [1] . Click here for... Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 5 May 2004 [2] & also, see... Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 4 May 2004 [3] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00103.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00075.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0405/S00055.htm


National's Nuke Policy Would Let U.S. Warships Dock

- National Party Leader Don Brash has welcomed a report by Wyatt Creech recommending NZ laws that prevent nuclear propelled ships from entering our territorial waters be scrapped. See... Don Brash welcomes Creech report [1] ALSO: - Creech Report - Link to May 2004 NZ-US Taskforce Report. - Govt - Nats' nuclear policy lacks credibility, says Goff [2] - Greens - Brash's backroom deal would sink nuclear-free NZ [3] - ACT - National Party Nuclear Document Disappoints [4] - Greenpeace - National Seeks to Undermine Nuclear Free Position [5] - Jim Anderton - Nats add Nuclear cocktail to nasty Manifesto [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00071.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00076.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00078.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00077.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00040.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00073.htm


Tainui's Nanaia Mahuta To Stay In Labour Party

- Tainui Maori Labour MP Nanaia Mahuta has just announced to Parliament that she will not be resigning her seat and from the Labour Party. See... Newsflash: Nanaia Mahuta Will Not Resign [1] and Scoop Images: The Day After The Hikoi [2] MORE: - Greens - Foreshore and Seabed Bill [3] - Muriel Newman - Maori MPs Must Get Priorities Right [4] - Progressives - 2 Progressive votes for Foreshore & Seabed Bill [5] For much much more on the Seabed Hikoi and Tariana Turia see: STORY OF THE WEEK: The Seabed Hikoi In Wellington STORY OF THE WEEK: Clark Jumps Confidence Hurdle & last week's… STORY OF THE WEEK: Tariana Turia's Long Walk


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00059.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00058.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00111.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00097.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00095.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Birth Registrations Increase [1]
  • IMF report strongly positive [2]
  • Muriel Newman Runs For ACT Leadership [3]
  • Iraqi Roadmap to Peace [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0405/S00056.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00087.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00084.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00046.htm


    Amnesty Considers Human Rights In Expanding EU

    - The official accession to the European Union of ten new member states on 1 May ought to be good news for human rights. Protection of fundamental rights was a critical aspect of the accession process. Candidate countries were scrutinized for years… See... Human rights in an enlarged European Union [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00052.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • New PNG Strategy To Counter AIDS In Sex Workers [1]
  • UN Disarms Over 18,000 Ex-Rebels In Liberia [2]
  • Macedonia: Unlawful killings must be investigated [3]
  • Zimbabwe: Police place human rights under siege [4]
  • Fears for Tamil journalist Sivaram's Safety [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00054.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00053.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00051.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00050.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00049.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00040.htm
    Stateside with Rosalea

    Cinco de Mayo, 2004 - in Fruitvale California

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News & Much More Is There!

    - So the movement associated with the hikoi has genuine momentum: that's clear. What's less clear is exactly what the marchers want, and whether they all want the same thing. If the belief regarding the key issue (the government's response to the Appeal ... See... Public Address 06/05/04 - Trouble All Over [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00057.htm


    Fighting Talk From Fighting Talk

    - A defiant Helen Clark startled political observers Monday by calling hikoi protestors "hataz and wreckaz" and "bitch-ass niggaz". "Playa hataz just frontin'," the Prime Minister told a press conference, before asking, "Can I get a 'hell yeah'?" See... Fighting Talk - Latest Talk [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00056.htm


    Chris Sanders: Reflections On A Rainy May Day

    - Not far from Sanders Research in the Chilterns outside London is the idle GM Vauxhall car assembly plant in Luton. More than 15,000 people used to work there. Originally established in 1905, the factory was the backbone of the community for nearly a century. See... Chris Sanders: Reflections On A Rainy May Day [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00055.htm


    William Rivers Pitt Kent State Shootings Anniversary Address

    - The following remarks were delivered by William Rivers Pitt on May 4th on the campus of Kent State University, at a ceremony to mark the 34th anniversary of the Kent State Shootings. See... UQ Wire: Tin Soldiers And We Are Coming [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00054.htm


    Genevieve Cora Fraser Poem: Cleansing Palestine

    - The Loudspeaker announced : Bloody revenge avenged : 2,829 dead on the Palestinian : Side 950 dead Israelis : He who does not own : Deeded the land : To he who does not deserve : Was said over rice and hummas : Damned if they do See... Poem: Newcomer Israel Claims 3000 Year Old Right [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00053.htm


    Guest Opinion: An American Elects Not To Elect

    - On May 3, 2004, the California Secretary of State nixed all electronic, touch-screen voting in the state and called for the criminal prosecution of the Diebold Company. See... Carolyn Baker: Why I Will Not Vote In 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00052.htm


    Torture Photos: Replacing Tyranny with Tyranny

    - Through a dozen pictures that have circulated the globe faster than the plague American citizens’ delusional perception of the invasion of Iraq as being perpetrated in the name of freedom, democracy and marketed as bringing people refuge from tyranny to an entire nation has burst. See... The Bubble Burst: Replacing Tyranny with Tyranny [1] MORE COMMENT ON IRAQ TORTURE: - Full Coverage: A Coalition's Shame - Abusing POWs [2] - Cartoon Chuckman Cartoon: Rumsfeld Clears The Air [3] - Public Address 04/05/04 - Mutton Chops & Martinis [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00051.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00042.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00035.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00030.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Shopping Free Easter Sunday Survives To Fight Again

    - ACT New Zealand Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide today said that he was very disappointed that his Bill to allow shops to trade on Easter Sunday was narrowly defeated. See... Ten Reasons Why Don Brash Needs ACT [1] MORE: - Progressives - Easter Sunday saved for families, bill defeated [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00079.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00083.htm


    GE Moratorium Bill Wins Private Members Ballot

    - The selection of the Green Party's private members' bill that would reinstate the Genetic Engineering moratorium will give New Zealand another chance to reject the presence of GE organisms in our environment, Green MP Ian Ewen-Street said today. See... Parliament to reconsider GE moratorium [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00102.htm


    Home Detention Decision For Porn Purveyor Odious

    - New Zealand First law and order spokesperson Ron Mark says he is outraged that home detention has been granted to a man convicted of trading in child pornography. See... Home Detention For Child Pornster? [1] MORE: - United Future - Alexander: Home detention for child porn must stop [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00098.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00093.htm


    Cullen Welcomes IMF Praise

    - Finance Minister Michael Cullen today welcomed the latest International Monetary Fund report on New Zealand, describing it as “strongly supportive of the government’s policy direction.” See... IMF report strongly positive [1] and IMF finds financial sector in good shape [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00087.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00086.htm


    Budget 2004 Previews Begin

    - Budget 2004 will announce significant initiatives to build New Zealand's connections with the world. See... Budget 2004 to build connections to the world [1] and Anderton Speech: Int Connections & NZ Business [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00081.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00080.htm


    David Carter Suspects High Country Smoke & Mirrors

    - The Government is continuing to hide behind smoke and mirrors instead of coming clean on its plans for the South Island high country, says National's Agriculture spokesman, David Carter. See... Govt all smoke and mirrors on land tenure [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00109.htm


    National Supports Lines Company Being Freed To Generate

    - Energy spokesman Roger Sowry has revealed National Party plans to support law changes that would allow lines companies to generate unlimited power. See... National backs lines company generation capacity [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00108.htm


    Linwood College Teen Parent Unit Receives Funding

    - Education Minister Trevor Mallard announced funding of almost $1 million to establish a new teen parent unit at Christchurch's Linwood College today. See... New opportunities for Christchurch students [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00106.htm


    Forestry Investment Finding Greener Forests – Connell

    - Major investors are looking elsewhere as the Government's compliance costs suffocate the forestry industry, says National's Forestry spokesman, Brian Connell. See... Compliance costs stifle forestry growth [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00105.htm


    Coddington Explains Her Decision To Become A Politician

    - When I decided to stand for Parliament there was one question that without fail I was always asked by journalists: why do you want to be a politician - surely it's even lower on the respected careers scale than journalism, and about the same level as used car salesmen? See... From Journalism To Politics [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00104.htm


    Long Service To NZ Prisons Recognised

    - Twelve hundred years behind bars is a long stretch by even the toughest of standards - yet that's precisely what a group of around 70 men and women have notched up in Auckland, a service the Corrections Minister today recognised at a ceremony in Auckland. See... "Inside's" longest-serving receive special honour [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00100.htm


    Time To Prepare For Oil Shortages – Greens

    - Green Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons is warning that rising petrol prices are "the shape of things to come" and that tough policy decisions need to be made now if New Zealand is to adjust peacefully to the imminent end of cheap oil. See... Price rise an ill omen for cheap oil addiction [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00090.htm


    Hospital Infection Transmission Needs Surveillance

    - Green MP Sue Kedgley is calling for the urgent establishment of a national surveillance system to alert the public and health experts to the rate of superbugs and other infections being picked-up in the country's hospitals. See... Kedgley calls for health-check on our hospitals [1] and Hospital-acquired infection report released [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00088.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00091.htm

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