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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is The House
LEAD STORY: TVNZ Vs TV3 - The Charter Wars Begin
… Meanwhile The Minister At Least Seems Happy
Kevin List's Audience With Lianne Dalziel (Part 2)
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Australia's Flotillas Of Hope Set Off For Nauru
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Scoop Images: Peter & The Plane
Spin Meister Supreme Appointed For The UK Govt.
Hard News Is There!
David Miller: Don's Nuclear Mistake
John Roughan: Finance In The Solomon Islands
Don Borrie Reflects On A Recent Trip To Korea
Liberal Talk Radio - Finally Some Talk Back
The Torture Scandal - Writes Scared & Ashamed
Scoop Poem: Roughing Up Rafah

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Budget 2004: RNZI Gets A New Transmitter
Budget 2004: Money For Youth Offending
Budget 2004: Millions For Meth
Budget 2004: NZ Beefs Up Terror Capabilities
PRE-BUDGET COMMENT:
Disabled To Receive Equality In Employment
Nationalising Auckland's Remand Prison
Margaret Wilson In Blighty For A Fortnight
Politicians Columns: Coddington Pie
Roll Up! Roll Up! Fresh Carbon Credits
PM Encouraged To Work On ANZAC Friendship
NZ First Wants Waitaki Bill To Proceed
China Air Services Agreement Creates Opportunity
Wind Power In The Ascendant

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Peter Jackson & The Plane From Casablanca

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is The House

- For Tuesday's questions for oral answer see... Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 18 May 2004 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00369.htm

LEAD STORY:
TVNZ Vs TV3 - The Charter Wars Begin

- The Labour Government, using millions of taxpayers' dollars, is helping TVNZ to eliminate competition from its TV3 rival, ACT New Zealand Broadcasting Spokesman Deborah Coddington revealed today. See... Labour Govt Penalises TV3 [1] MORE: - NZ First - TVNZ's Blatant Misuse Of Taxpayer Funds [2] - National - TVNZ spending out of control [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00379.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00362.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00353.htm


… Meanwhile The Minister At Least Seems Happy

- Broadcasting Minister Steve Maharey has welcomed new figures that show television broadcasters have boosted the levels of locally produced programmes. See... Kiwi television programme statistics welcomed [1] and One in Three Programmes is New Zealand-made [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00357.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00349.htm


Kevin List's Audience With Lianne Dalziel (Part 2)

- The former Minister supported the Crown’s submission in the recent Court of Appeal case – namely that it should only be the Minister of Immigration that should take a security risk recipient’s human rights into account not the Minister and the Inspector General. See... Kevin List: An Audience With Lianne Dalziel (II) [1] . See also…Kevin List: An Audience With Lianne Dalziel (I) [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00184.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00147.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Students win complaint against sexist advertising [1]
  • Common border could mean snakes in your garden [2]
  • The Warehouse Group Appoints CEO [3]
  • Internetnz Welcomes Spam Legislation [4]
  • Survey for Southern Saltmarsh Mosquito in Wairau [5]
  • Booker Prize Winner 2003 comes to Wellington [6]
  • Students to hold national day of protest action [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00180.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00177.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0405/S00189.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0405/S00047.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0405/S00046.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0405/S00093.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0405/S00065.htm


    Australia's Flotillas Of Hope Set Off For Nauru

    - Flotillas of Hope today welcomed the granting of refugee status to 77 Afghan asylum seekers currently detained on Nauru. See... Nauru Has Become A Thorn In The Side Of Oz Govt. [1] and Images: Flotilla Of Hope Departs From NewCastle [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00172.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00173.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • Annan Calls On Israel To Halt Destruction Of Homes [1]
  • Annan Condemns Killing Of Iraqi GC President [2]
  • State of Acheh Deplores Civil Emergency Rule [3]
  • Powell Interview on Fox News Sunday [4]
  • Powell Interview on ABC's This Week - May 16 2004 [5]
  • Zimbabwe: Food must not be used as political tool [6]
  • Australia Fails Fairness Test for East Timor [7]
  • Greenpeace "Sailormongering" Trial Starts In Miami [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00177.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00176.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00182.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00181.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00180.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00178.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00174.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00171.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Scoop Images: Peter & The Plane

    - Members of the Aviation Heritage Centre Trust flew up to Wellington airport from Marlborough in a Lockheed 12 aircraft today to meet Mr Anderton and Peter Jackson, who is a strong supporter of the Centre and has aircraft based there already. See... Images: Peter Jackson & The Plane From Casablanca [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00185.htm


    Spin Meister Supreme Appointed For The UK Govt.

    - The appointment of Howell James as the first ever Permanent Secretary for government information is a strong indication of the shape of things to come in government spin. His post is the most powerful civil service propaganda job since the second world war. See... David Miller (UK): Privatising Spin [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00182.htm


    Hard News Is There!

    - So what's the lead in Iraq today? Head of Governing Council assassinated? One not-very-mass WMD turns up? Pentagon denial of New Yorker claim that accountability for prison abuse goes all the way up followed by another investigation that says the same thing? ... See... Public Address 18/05/04 - Spoiled For Choice [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00181.htm


    David Miller: Don's Nuclear Mistake

    - Don Brash’s foray into defence and nuclear issues last week was not a success and it is not surprising that he has quickly returned to beating his race-relations drum. After all, this is safer ground for the National leader to tread. See... A Political Miscalculation or Outright Arrogance [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00180.htm


    John Roughan: Finance In The Solomon Islands

    - Solomon Islands Central Bank's governor, Rick Hou, made it crystal clear last week. Our country finally snapped out of its economic down ward spiral and did it with a bang. See... John Roughan: Recognize, Celebrate & Then, Invest! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00179.htm


    Don Borrie Reflects On A Recent Trip To Korea

    - In April of each year an International Performing Arts Festival is held in the capital of the DPRK, Pyongyang. In 2004 NZ performers Richard Nunns and Kingi Tauroa participated. See... Reflections On A Visit To The DPRK, April, 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00177.htm


    Liberal Talk Radio - Finally Some Talk Back

    - Rush Limbaugh has, at various times, claimed credit for the elections of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush - and given how narrow electoral margins have been recently, he may be right. See... Liberal Talk Radio - Let Water Cooler Wars Begin [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00183.htm


    The Torture Scandal - Writes Scared & Ashamed

    - There's nothing like turning on the ''telly'' and looking straight into the face of a woman GI smiling and pointing at something out of range of the camera. As the camera pulled back the image of a man with a hood over his head came into view, and he was naked. See... Annie Warmke: Longing For A Better Time In America [1] MORE: - Between The Lines - Abuses In US Run Prisons Are Widespread & Systemic [2] SEE ALSO SCOOP FULL COVERAGE: - Full Coverage: Abu Ghraib Torture Scandal (3) [3] - Full Coverage: Abu Ghraib Torture Scandal (2) [4] - Full Coverage: Nicolas Berg Beheading [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00176.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00175.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0405/S00186.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00150.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00151.htm


    Scoop Poem: Roughing Up Rafah

    - Sealed off : Hermetically : Sanctioned : By the media : Eye : Bulldozed : Compressed : Homes : Imploded : No victims : But Palestinian See... Rafah Roughed Up and Readied for Sacrifice [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00174.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00173.htm
    Flotilla Of Hope Departs From NewCastle For Nauru

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Budget 2004: RNZI Gets A New Transmitter

    - The government is to purchase a new $2.7 million digital transmitter for the highly regarded Radio New Zealand International, which broadcasts on short-wave to listeners across the Pacific. See... New radio transmitter takes NZ to the Pacific [1] and New Zealand's dependable voice in the Pacific [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00367.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00366.htm


    Budget 2004: Money For Youth Offending

    - The government is to spend $381,000 over the next two years to support the work of Youth Offending Teams (YOTs) in reducing youth crime, Justice Minister Phil Goff announced today. See... Budget 2004 More funding for Youth Offending Teams [1] and speech… Never too early, never too late [2] MORE: - ACT - Youth Justice Budget Must Not Be Wasted [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00360.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00361.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00371.htm


    Budget 2004: Millions For Meth

    - The Government has allocated an additional $39 million in this year's Budget to tackle the methamphetamine trade and organised crime over the next four years. See... $39 million in Budget to fight meth, gangs [1] MORE: - National - Government playing 'catch-up' on P [2] - ACT - 'P' Spend-up: Better Late Than Never [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00343.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00355.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00354.htm


    Budget 2004: NZ Beefs Up Terror Capabilities

    - New Zealand's counter-terrorism capacity will be boosted by the formation of dedicated national security teams, Foreign Minister Phil Goff and Police Minister George Hawkins announced today. See... Budget 2004 Police to form national security teams [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00378.htm


    PRE-BUDGET COMMENT:

    - NZNO - Budget Needs to Recognise Caregivers [1] - EMA - Budget must be judged by action on tax [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00186.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00183.htm


    Disabled To Receive Equality In Employment

    - People with disabilities employed in sheltered workshops will have the same minimum wage and employment rights as everyone else, under a Bill introduced to Parliament today. See... Disabled persons employment law to be repealed [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00380.htm


    Nationalising Auckland's Remand Prison

    - The Government has reduced itself to the level of a slathering street-corner ideologue with its pre-determined decision to close the privately run Auckland Central Remand Prison, United Future's Marc Alexander said today. See... Alexander: Govt throws reason out window [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00377.htm


    Margaret Wilson In Blighty For A Fortnight

    - Commerce Minister Margaret Wilson is in the United Kingdom for a fortnight for a variety of meetings as a representative of the New Zealand Government. See... Minister visits the United Kingdom [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00376.htm


    Politicians Columns: Coddington Pie

    - Speech - Visionschools Conference - Hotel du Vin, Auckland "I'm often asked why I'm ACT's education spokesman. Was I a teacher? Do I have a degree in education? Did I work in the Ministry of Education?... See... Deborah Coddington's Liberty Belle May 7 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00375.htm


    Roll Up! Roll Up! Fresh Carbon Credits

    - The government is offering more carbon credits to support projects that will reduce New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions. See... More carbon credits on offer [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00374.htm


    PM Encouraged To Work On ANZAC Friendship

    - The Prime Minister should be working to bring Australia and New Zealand closer together, not claiming they are drifting further apart, National's Foreign Affairs spokesman, Lockwood Smith, said today. See... PM should encourage Anzac relationship [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00372.htm


    NZ First Wants Waitaki Bill To Proceed

    - New Zealand First wants an assurance from the Environment Minister that the Waitaki River Bill will go ahead. See... Assurance Sought On Waitaki Bill [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00368.htm


    China Air Services Agreement Creates Opportunity

    - Significant new opportunities are being created for the airlines of New Zealand and China, Transport Minister Pete Hodgson said today. See... Opportunities in new air services agreement with China [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00364.htm


    Wind Power In The Ascendant

    - The opening of TrustPower's expanded Tararua windfarm today marks the beginning of an era of rapid growth for wind power in New Zealand, says Energy Minister Pete Hodgson. See... Wind power on the rise [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00359.htm

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    Live Blog On Now: Open Source//Open Society Conference

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

    It hasn’t been much fun at all to see how “war on drugs in sport” has become a proxy version of the Cold War, fixated on Russia. This weekend’s banning of the Russian long jumper Darya Klishina took that fixation to fresh extremes. More>>

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    Binoy Kampmark: Kevin Rudd’s Failed UN Secretary General Bid

    Few sights are sadder in international diplomacy than seeing an aging figure desperate for honours. In a desperate effort to net them, he scurries around, cultivating, prodding, wishing to be noted. Finally, such an honour is netted, in all likelihood just to shut that overly keen individual up. More>>

    Open Source / Open Society: The Scoop Foundation - An Open Model For NZ Media

    Access to accurate, relevant and timely information is a crucial aspect of an open and transparent society. However, in our digital society information is in a state of flux with every aspect of its creation, delivery and consumption undergoing profound redefinition... More>>

    Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

    I’ll focus here on just two ways that dis-enfranchisement is currently occurring in the US: (a) by the rigging of the boundary lines for voter districts and (b) by demanding elaborate photo IDs before people are allowed to cast their vote. More>>

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    It should come as no surprise that the loudest international solidarity that accompanied the continued spate of the killing of Black Americans comes from Palestine; that books have already been written and published by Palestinians about the plight of their Black brethren. In fact, that solidarity is mutual. More>>

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