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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY: Zaoui Case Considered At Court Of Appeal
Why Bush And Rummy Don’t Need Dithering Don
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Arafat Cautions Bush Over Scuttling Roadmap
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Scoop Link: What Was Up With Paul Holmes' Pay
Hard News & More Is There!
Kevin List Attends The PM's Presser
St Molesworth
Robert Higgs: Scoop's Abu Ghraib Comment Avalanche Continues
Satire: Freedom's Tether Has Been Strapped On One Last Time
Two Poems Concerning The Terra Sancta

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
PM Commits $3 million Annually To Pacific Security
Govt Lures Overseas Students With $40 million Purse
NZ Is Number One Tourist Attraction For Brits
Sutton Appears Awake To EU Strategy
Why NZ Is Important To Australia Business
Robson Says Please Let Rodders Win The Race
Chef First Modern Apprentice To Graduate
Changes To Ethics Process Considered

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Ronald McDonald Arrested At GE Protest

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Ronald Locks Himself To McD's Gates

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- For today's questions see...Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 11 May 2004 [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00188.htm

LEAD STORY:
Zaoui Case Considered At Court Of Appeal

- The Ahmed Zaoui case is back in court this time at the Court of appeal in Wellington. There, Scoop’s Kevin List reports that much centres on a legal clause from the United Nations Convention of Refugee treatment titled Article 33.2. See... Ahmed Zaoui Case – Court of Appeal 11 May 2004 (1) [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00087.htm


Why Bush And Rummy Don’t Need Dithering Don

- President Bush and his embattled Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld have enough problems right now without having Don Brash in Washington without the guiding hand of a responsible adult, says New Zealand First leader Winston Peters. See... Nuclear Deception And Learning On The Job [1] ALSO: - Scoop’s PM Presser Report - Israelis, Torture & Don Brash's Lunchtime [2] - Don Brash - National Leader says speculation 'mischievous' [3] - SSC - State Service Commissioner's statement on MFAT [4] - Libertarianz - Nats lower their colours [5] FOR MORE ON THIS: See this week's STORY OF THE WEEK [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00191.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00088.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00187.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00107.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00103.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/index.html#sow


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Hope for future of Origin Pacific workers - union [1]
  • Mothers Day Image from HMNZS TE MANA: Gulf of Oman [2]
  • Action outside counter-terrorism gabfest [3]
  • If Monsanto can change its mind on GE, so can Labour [4]
  • Forum looks to build Aus-NZ relationship [5]
  • IRD Bonus Blatant Misuse Of Taxpayer Money [6]
  • Maori Bishop To Lead Anglican Church [7]
  • DB On Track For Target After Impressive First Half [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00106.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00097.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00089.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00201.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00096.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00094.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00088.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0405/S00109.htm


    Arafat Cautions Bush Over Scuttling Roadmap

    - The Palestinian Leadership on Saturday called on Washington to reconsider its full support for the Israeli Prime Minister Sharon’s unilateral plans and accused the US President of effectively torpedoing the Quartet-drafted and UN-adopted “roadmap” See... PLO Urges Bush to Reconsider Torpedoing ‘Roadmap’ [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00091.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • Sudan: Massive Human Rights Violations In Darfur [1]
  • Amnesty Lists USA Forces Pattern of Brutality And Cruelty [2]
  • Gush Shalom: Silence In The Court [3]
  • Bigger EU Celebrates Its Historic Beginnings [4]
  • Cook Is TV Rescreens China Hiv/Aids Doco [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00090.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00088.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00087.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00086.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00085.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Scoop Link: What Was Up With Paul Holmes' Pay

    - TVNZ Salaries How did TVNZ star salaries get so stratospherically high? And, given that the number earning over $100,000 has risen 25 percent under the Clark government, where's the evidence of a rollback? See … Listener Feature: Big-noters – By Gordon Campbell [1] MORE ON TVNZ: - Kevin List - A Second Look At Bill Ralston's Bills [2]


    [1] - http://www.listener.co.nz/default,1934.sm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00070.htm


    Hard News & More Is There!

    - The last year and a bit of war in Iraq has demonstrated that none of us know as much as we think we do; and that we all tend to fall back (some fall further than others) to simply knowing what we believe... See... Public Address 11/05/04 - Things To Know [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00090.htm


    Kevin List Attends The PM's Presser

    - Issues covered included air travel in the Pacific , angry Israelis , the Israeli spy passport case , US prisoner torture in Iraq & NZ's Iraq deployment . Also covered were National Party Leader Don Brash and his "gone by lunch" remark ,... See... PM's Presser: Israelis, Torture & Don Brash's Lunchtime [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00088.htm


    St Molesworth

    - Top 10 things Helen Clark doesn't want to hear from her MPs See... St Molesworth: Things The PM Doesn't Want To Hear [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00097.htm


    Robert Higgs: Scoop's Abu Ghraib Comment Avalanche Continues

    - Recent days have been hectic ones for the Supreme Rulers in Washington, D.C. President George W. Bush and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld have ceased their accustomed swaggering, put on their most somber faces, and issued one apology after another for the mistreatment of prisoners by U.S. soldiers and mercenaries at Abu Ghraib prison. See... The Crimes at Abu Ghraib Are Not the Worst [1] MORE: - Bob Zimmerman: Withdraw Before It's Too Late [2] - Harvey Wasserman: Put George W. Bush In Prison!!! [3] - HARD NEWS 11/05/04: Knowing What We Believe [4] - William Rivers Pitt: The War is Lost [5] - Sonia Nettnin: U.S. Humiliation, Global Community [6] - Cartoon - Chuckman Cartoons: Rumsfeld & Responsibility [7] FULL COVERAGE ON US PRISON TORTURE CASE: - Full Coverage: Bush Says Sorry For Prisoner Abuse [8] - Full Coverage: Comment On Iraq Torture Scandal [9]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00096.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00094.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00091.htm
    [4] - http://publicaddress.net/default,1214.sm#post1214
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00078.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00077.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00075.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00083.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00084.htm


    Satire: Freedom's Tether Has Been Strapped On One Last Time

    - Long ago discarded into the dustbin of history, the single most important tool in the spread of democracy worldwide has once again emerged to free an oppressed people. See... Satire: The 'Liberty Leash' Makes A Comeback [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00095.htm


    Two Poems Concerning The Terra Sancta

    - It is late the moon glows : Warmly among the stars : A Palestinian man sits quietly : Sipping tea pouring seeds : Through his fingers : Sifting through thoughts : Calculates planting : Hope for a season : Of peace See... Poem: Palestinian Spring in the Mist of Time [1] and Rima Anabtawi: Water Off My Throat [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00093.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00092.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00097.htm
    Mothers Day Image from HMNZS TE MANA: Gulf of Oman

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    PM Commits $3 million Annually To Pacific Security

    - The Government will commit ongoing funding of $3 million annually to a special fund for strengthening security in the Pacific, Prime Minister Helen Clark announced last night. See... Ongoing funding for Pacific Security Fund [1] ALSO: PM Speech: Pacific Roundtable on Counter-Terrorism [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00186.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00183.htm


    Govt Lures Overseas Students With $40 million Purse

    - The government is backing the international education industry with a $40 million package of initiatives designed to lift our overseas profile, and strengthen the education sector through international exchanges of top students and staff, Education ... See... Budget 2004: Lifting Education & Living Standards [1] ALSO: - Mallard Speech - Budget 2004: Govt. Backs Intl. Education Sector [2] - ACT - Int Education Package: All Spin, No Substance [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00194.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00193.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00189.htm


    NZ Is Number One Tourist Attraction For Brits

    - New Zealand number one people’s choice—again! New Zealand is on top in the UK tourism market today, after winning the Guardian & Observer’s People’s Choice award for best long-haul travel destination. See... New Zealand number one people’s choice—again! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00197.htm


    Sutton Appears Awake To EU Strategy

    - A letter from the European Union's trade and agriculture commissioners setting out Europe's views on WTO negotiations was "a positive move", Trade Negotiations and Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Europeans show they're serious about Doha Round [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00196.htm


    Why NZ Is Important To Australia Business

    - A new study confirms that not only is Australia important for New Zealand business but that New Zealand is important for Australian business. See... Trans-Tasman market important for both sides [1] Muriel Gets Staunch Over Maori Caucus - ACT New Zealand Social welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today released new information showing the number of Maori children being raised on welfare, and expressed sorrow that these damning figures were painting a grim picture for the future of Maoridom. See... Time For Maori Caucus To Front Up [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00195.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00190.htm


    Robson Says Please Let Rodders Win The Race

    - Progressive MP Matt Robson said today he hopes ACT elects Rodney Hide as its leader and so destroys its electoral chances next year. See... Robson hopes Hide wins ACT leadership [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00185.htm


    Chef First Modern Apprentice To Graduate

    - The first chef to complete a Modern Apprenticeship met up with the Minister who introduced the programme in Auckland this morning at the start of a week of activity by government MPs focusing on youth training. See... First Modern Apprenticeship Chef Graduates [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00184.htm


    Changes To Ethics Process Considered

    - Proposed changes to New Zealand's ethical review system will ensure that research participants are protected, and will streamline the review of research applications, says Health Minister Annette King. See... Ethics Advisory Committee recommends key changes [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00182.htm

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