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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY:
GE Free Hopes Rest on Second Parliament Moratorium Vote
Telecom Announces $597m Nine Month After-Tax Profit
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
President Bush Says Sorry For Prisoner Abuse
UN Votes 140 to 6 For Palestinian Sovereignty
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES
STORY OF THE WEEK: Tainui's Nanaia Mahuta To Stay In Labour Party

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Kevin List: Bill's Bills & People In Glasshouses….
Hard News Is There!
Bush Doth Protest Too Much - A Brief History Of U.S. Torture
UQ Wire: 9/11 Investigators Not Theorists Needed
Between The Lines On The Million Women March
Misinformation And Misdirection Via The World Wide Wierdness

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Parenting Education Doesn't Mention Smacking
GP Numbers In Decline - Nats Alarmed
Marc Alexander: The Death Of The Single Income Family
Green MPs Start Search For Youthful Stand-ins
King Blamed For Kiwi Kids' Poor Oral Hygiene
Those Were The Days Of Our Select Committees
Cross-Party Foreshore Debate In Dunedin This Evening
Mallard Announces School Closure Decisions
Matt Robson Reads Between The Electricity Lines
Two More Iwi Sign Terms Of Negotiation For Treaty Claim

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
Scoop Is In The House

- See... Questions & Answers for Oral Answer - Thursday, 6 May 2004 [1] . See also... Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 5 May 2004 [2] & Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 4 May 2004 [3] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00120.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00075.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0405/S00055.htm


GE Free Hopes Rest on Second Parliament Moratorium Vote

- There is hope that a new vote in Parliament to re-establish the moratorium on GE release in New Zealand will counter the ignorance amongst many MP's about the real-world effects of GE release overseas. See... Hope that New GE Vote may counter MPs' ignorance [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0405/S00015.htm


Telecom Announces $597m Nine Month After-Tax Profit

- Telecom reported today net earnings after tax for the nine months to 31 March 2004 of $NZ597 million compared with $NZ498 million for the same period in 2003. See... Telecom Delivers On Third Quarter Earnings [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0405/S00077.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Turbo-Charging The Broadband Drive For Kiwis [1]
  • Contact Agrees To Acquire Pohokura Gas From OMV [2]
  • Kevin Roberts: Year of the Lovemark [3]
  • New Zealand’s Most Talented Emerging Artist [4]
  • Owners Guarantee Ellerslie Flower Show Will Go On [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0405/S00078.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0405/S00075.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0405/S00084.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0405/S00041.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0405/S00036.htm


    President Bush Says Sorry For Prisoner Abuse

    - " I told him I was sorry for the humiliation suffered by the Iraqi prisoners, and the humiliation suffered by their families. I told him I was equally sorry that people who have been seeing those pictures didn't understand the true nature and heart of America." See... Bush, Jordanian King Discuss Iraq, Middle East [1] MORE: - White House - Bush Meets with Alhurra Television on Wednesday [2] - White House - Bush Meets with Al Arabiya Television on Wednesday [3] - White House - WH Press Briefing by Scott McClellan May 6, 2004 [4] - DoD - Rumsfeld and General Pace On CBS, ABC and NBC [5] - State Dept - Powell Interview on CNN's Larry King Live [6] - State Dept. - Colin Powell Remarks On Iraqi Prisoner Abuse [7] - White House - Condoleezza Rice Discusses Iraq & the Middle East [8]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00076.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00080.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00079.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00077.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00084.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00083.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00082.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00081.htm


    UN Votes 140 to 6 For Palestinian Sovereignty

    - The 191-member United Nations General Assembly today overwhelmingly affirmed the need to enable the Palestinian people "to exercise sovereignty and to achieve independence in their State, Palestine." See... UN Gen Assembly Palestinians Right To Sovereignty [1] ALSO: Israel announces it still plans to confiscate land [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00074.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00072.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • Russia Signs UN-Backed Asian Super Highway Accord [1]
  • Sexual Exploitation Of Children Rises In Gambia [2]
  • DPR Korea: UN feed programme for 6.5m Under-Funded [3]
  • Romanian Govt Rejects Mental Health Crisis Claims [4]
  • Libya: Six Foreign Medics Sentenced To Death [5]
  • Kosovo: Trafficked women & girls have human rights [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00067.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00071.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00066.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00061.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00060.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00059.htm

    STORY OF THE WEEK

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00046.htm
    20,000 Strong Hikoi Confronts Parliament

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00058.htm
    The Day After The Hikoi - The Debate Begins

    & http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00047.htm
    Hikoi Parliament Panorama Image

    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] (For full text of speech see... Address To Foreshore & Seabed Legislation - Mahuta [2] ). MORE: - Scoop - Scoop Images: The Day After The Hikoi [3] - Govt. - Hon Dr Michael Cullen: Foreshore and Seabed Bill [4] - Richard Prebble - Prebble Speech: Foreshore and Seabed Bill 2004 [5] - United Future - Unity and nationhood during foreshore debate [6] - Greens - Foreshore and Seabed Bill [7] - Muriel Newman - Maori MPs Must Get Priorities Right [8] - Progressives - 2 Progressive votes for Foreshore & Seabed Bill [9] 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/PA0405/S00113.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00058.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00119.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00122.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00118.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00111.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00097.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00095.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Kevin List: Bill's Bills & People In Glasshouses….

    - Yesterday, May 6 2004, various ‘top brass’ at Television New Zealand were supposed to have appeared before the Commerce Select Committee. Unfortunately due to TVNZ Chief Executive, Ian Fraser, being reportedly ‘under the weather’ this meeting between Parliamentarians and broadcasting executives was called off at the last minute. See... A Second Look At Bill Ralston's Bills [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00070.htm


    Hard News Is There!

    - It appears that we may not have seen the half yet of the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal. The Washington Post has taken possession of more than 1000 disturbing digital images ("a soldier holding a leash tied around a man's neck in an Iraqi prison... See... Public Address 07/05/04 - Some Week [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00069.htm


    Bush Doth Protest Too Much - A Brief History Of U.S. Torture

    - The official word from the Bush administration is that the torture and sexual abuse in Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison is not ''systematic''. If we ignore all of the facts in the public record over the last four decades, this would be a plausible explanation. See... Fitrakis: A Truth Commission For The United States [1] MORE NEW COMMENT ON TORTURE: Ivan Eland: Torturing Iraq in an Unnecessary War [2] John Chuckman: The Thing With No Brain [3] EARLIER: - M. Valenzuela - The Bubble Burst: Replacing Tyranny with Tyranny [4] - Scoop Full Coverage: A Coalition's Shame - Abusing POWs [5] - Cartoon - Chuckman Cartoon: Rumsfeld Clears The Air [6] - Russell Brown - Public Address 04/05/04 - Mutton Chops & Martinis [7]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00067.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00068.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00065.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00051.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00042.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00035.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00030.htm


    UQ Wire: 9/11 Investigators Not Theorists Needed

    - What the search for the truth about September 11 desperately needs right now is a zealous prosecutor somewhere in America—someone like New Orleans D.A. Jim Garrison, who appears to have been right on the money—willing to investigate and indict the 19 suspected hijackers as well as their still-living associates to compel federal investigative agencies like the FBI to present at trial the evidence they have been sitting on. See... UQ Wire: The Red Herrings Of 9/11 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00066.htm


    Between The Lines On The Million Women March

    - Rallygoers filled the entire mall between Williams and Connecticut before snaking into the street to express their demands for protecting -- and expanding -- reproductive rights, including abortion, birth control, and women’s health care ... See... March for Women's Lives Draws 1 Million [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00064.htm


    Misinformation And Misdirection Via The World Wide Wierdness

    - The following article deals with a seldom discussed issue in the 21st Century internet media world, the use of disinformation and misdirection within the self-proclaimed bastions of the new free internet media, independent online news websites. See... Banned, At Last! By RumorMillNews, My Inside Story [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00062.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0405/S00038.htm
    Schemes, Lies, Trickery, Disguise - Classic Opera

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Parenting Education Doesn't Mention Smacking

    - Green MP Sue Bradford says the Government has blatantly retreated from its previous commitment to remove the law that allows children to be physically punished and that the move is yet another example of Labour sanitising its principles in a spin-driven effort to hold on to votes. See... Maharey back-pedalling over smacking is outrageous [1] MORE: - NZ First - Anti Smacking Campaign Cop Out [2] - National - See... Govt goes underground with smacking ban plans [3] - United Future - Turner: Smacking should not overshadow SKIP [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00136.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00140.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00130.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00132.htm


    GP Numbers In Decline - Nats Alarmed

    - The New Zealand Medical Association's report today, showing an alarming decline in New Zealand's number of General Practitioners, confirms the deepening crisis that ACT has been predicting for some time, ACT New Zealand Health Spokesman Heather Roy said today. See... Labour Driving GPs To Extinction [1] MORE: - Medical Students' Assn - NZ GP Workforce Report Released [2] - College Of GPs - Dangerous trends emerging [3] - Medical Assoc. - Report Shows GP Numbers Declining [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00121.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0405/S00036.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0405/S00033.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0405/S00031.htm


    Marc Alexander: The Death Of The Single Income Family

    - Single income families are a dying breed. Only 24% of two parent families can afford to have one parent at home to look after their kids. See... Marc My Words [1] MORE COLUMNS & NEWSLETTERS: - Labour Party - Beehive Bulletin - 7 May 2004 [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00131.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00138.htm


    Green MPs Start Search For Youthful Stand-ins

    - Green Party co-leader Rod Donald is advertising this weekend for someone to represent him at the 2004 Youth Parliament to be held in Wellington from 15-17 August. See... Wanted: Youth MP to replace Rod Donald [1] andJeanette Fitzsimons' job up for grabs [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00137.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00126.htm


    King Blamed For Kiwi Kids' Poor Oral Hygiene

    - The fact that more than half of New Zealand's five-year-olds have dental problems is a serious indictment on the Health Minister and her Government, says National's Associate Health spokesman, Dr Paul Hutchison. See... Children's oral health an indictment on King [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00135.htm


    Those Were The Days Of Our Select Committees

    - Sixteen committee meetings were held this week, 14 in the parliamentary complex, one in Christchurch and one in Dunedin. See... Select Committee Business- 30 April to 7 May 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00134.htm


    Cross-Party Foreshore Debate In Dunedin This Evening

    - Green MP Metiria Turei will tonight go head to head with politicians from across the political spectrum over the contentious foreshore and seabed issue. See... Metiria says foreshore ownership debatable [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00129.htm


    Mallard Announces School Closure Decisions

    - Education Minister Trevor Mallard announced today his final decisions on the review of Stokes Valley schools, a move that will unlock over $1.5 million in extra resources for the education of local students. See... Final decisions for Stokes Valley review [1] . See also.. Final Decisions For Northland Reviews [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00128.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00127.htm


    Matt Robson Reads Between The Electricity Lines

    - Progressive MP Matt Robson today welcomed the news that National has finally recognized that its energy policies of the 1990s were seriously flawed and did enormous damage to New Zealand. See... National accepts its '90s energy policy failed NZ [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00123.htm


    Two More Iwi Sign Terms Of Negotiation For Treaty Claim

    - The government and two central north island iwi have achieved a significant milestone with the signing of terms of negotiation with Ngati Manawa and Ngati Whare today. See... Ngati Manawa and Ngati Whare to begin negotiations [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00139.htm

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    Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

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