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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Dr Don Brash Delivers Orewa Mark II
Goldie's Golden Day In Hamilton
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
A Beseiged UN Prepares For Iraq's Troubled Election
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
A LOT of Fighting Talk
Satire: Advertising Campaign To End The Soft Tyranny Of Bland Baked Goods
Stateside Marks The Anniversary Of Roe vs Wade
No Right Turn: Iraq Remains Screwed
Evelyn Pringle: Bush And The Medicare Crooks
Book Review: Helping The Kids To Be Alright
Feedback: John Writes Back
Analysis: George Bush's Inaugural Language
A Trio Of Interviews From Between The Lines
Kamala Sarup: India's Role In Nepal's Maoist Rebellion
Along For The Iraq Ride - Bush's Uncle Bucky

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Families Commissioner Bashes Brash
Complete Political Reaction To Orewa II
Immigration Advice To Be Regulated
Peter Dunne Has Also Been Talking To The Rotarians
Tariana Turia Is At Ratana
Brian Tamaki Calls NZ Herald 'Unfactual'
GE Free NZ: GE Food Arrives At A Shelf Near You
Oxfam Reports On The International Response To The Tsunami

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Don Brash Congratulates Ruth Richardson On Her Benefit Cuts

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LEAD STORY:
Dr Don Brash Delivers Orewa Mark II

- As most of you know, I came into politics after a career in business and central banking. I did so because it is clear that this country will not provide future generations the opportunities which my generation has enjoyed unless we confront some fundamental challenges. See... Whatever Happened to Personal Responsibility? [1] & Labour budgets for increases in key benefits [2] COMMENTARY: - Jordan Carter: Reflections On Orewa II [3] - Public Address 26/01/05 - Brashing [4] - Molesworth & Featherston (Lobby Edition) – 25/1/05 [5] CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE POLITICAL REACTION [6] SCOOP WELFARE BACKGROUNDERS: - Alister Barry Interview - Documentary Maker Alister Barry On What Don Brash Would Do As Prime Minister [7] - Muriel Newman Welfare Interview Part 1 - An Audience With ACT's Welfare Guru Muriel Newman [8] - Muriel Newman Welfare Interview Part 2- An Audience With ACT's Welfare Guru Muriel Newman part 2 [9]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0501/S00217.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0501/S00227.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00227.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00226.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00223.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/index.html#1
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00255.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00115.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00130.htm


Goldie's Golden Day In Hamilton

- The New Zealand cricket team was busy chasing white leather for most of the first hour of play until old hand Chris cairns and new but still oldish hand Jeff Wilson took it upon themselves to send the fans home early. See... FICA World 11 Collapse Spectacularly [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00228.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Nail gun use to be scrutinised [1]
  • Sightings of woman being chased - Wanganui [2]
  • Commercial Fish Resource Valued at $3.5 Billion [3]
  • The Changing Face Of Japan - Seminar Series In Feb [4]
  • Changes to New Zealand's 'Silver' coins? [5]
  • bizgirl nominated for bloggy award [6]
  • Electric Boat soon operating at Karori [7]
  • Smoke-free law working well [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0501/S00191.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0501/S00187.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0501/S00136.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0501/S00135.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0501/S00130.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0501/S00125.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0501/S00112.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0501/S00224.htm


    A Beseiged UN Prepares For Iraq's Troubled Election

    - With five days to go until Iraqis vote for a national assembly that will appoint a new provisional government, write a constitution and organize definitive elections by the end of the year, the top United Nations envoy in the country today reviewed measures aimed at holding a fair and transparent poll. See... UN reviews steps to ensure fairness in Iraqi poll [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0501/S00265.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for January 25 [1]
  • COHA: Upcoming Mexican Presidential Elections [2]
  • A Wake-Up Call For Pacific Journalism [3]
  • GP, Jose Bové Protest Against GE Soy On High Seas [4]
  • UNDP Aceh Clean Up Focuses On Hospitals, Schools [5]
  • Burma and multinational companies: who profits [6]
  • UN - Human fertility declines significantly [7]
  • Nuclear Technology To Help Mexico City Breathe [8]
  • Palistine - Olive Seedlings in Wall's Path [9]
  • US Citizen Shot by Israeli Forces Petitions Court [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0501/S00283.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0501/S00282.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0501/S00281.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0501/S00279.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0501/S00278.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0501/S00272.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0501/S00266.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0501/S00259.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0501/S00255.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0501/S00254.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    A LOT of Fighting Talk

    - A lapse in Fighting Talk arriving last week has lead to an absolute blockbuster - sit back and enjoy! See... FIGHTING TALK – A January Blockbuster [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00211.htm


    Satire: Advertising Campaign To End The Soft Tyranny Of Bland Baked Goods

    - With half the calories, and all the creamy goodness of the tyrannical leading brand, Freedom Spread cream cheese is sure to become a beacon of hope for fledgling breakfast tables everywhere. See... Spread Of Freedom Delicious On Bagels, Crackers [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00216.htm


    Stateside Marks The Anniversary Of Roe vs Wade

    - Of all the TV news clips over the past three days regarding the thirty-second anniversary of the US Supreme Court's opinion in Roe v. Wade, only one stood out. See... Stateside Book Review: Undivided Rights [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00225.htm


    No Right Turn: Iraq Remains Screwed

    - Remember our hopes for Iraq? That by getting rid of Saddam, Bush's crusade would lead to a democratic ''beacon of freedom'' which would inspire change throughout the Middle East? See... No Right Turn: F**k Iraq, Part III [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00224.htm


    Evelyn Pringle: Bush And The Medicare Crooks

    - The new Medicare Prescription Drug Bill was supposed to make drugs more affordable for seniors citizens, but numerous studies reveal that it has done just the opposite. See... Bush Gives Key To Medicare Fund To Known Criminals [1] RELATED: - Angie Pratt: You Choose - Death Or Taxes [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00222.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00220.htm


    Book Review: Helping The Kids To Be Alright

    - There has been quite a lot of comment recently in our local daily papers about the thirty-somethings in New Zealand who are spending all their income and more, on their lifestyles, and many are accumulating personal debt at an alarming rate. See... Five Steps To Financial Freedom In Your 20s & 30s [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00221.htm


    Feedback: John Writes Back

    - When I wrote to you concerning a position you took in one of your columns (Last Man To Concede ) and questioned you about your reasons for that stance, I must confess I had no idea of the depth of your Democratic fealty or passion, nor any understanding ... See... Feedback: ''Dear John'''s Reply to Sheila Samples [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00214.htm


    Analysis: George Bush's Inaugural Language

    - President George W. Bush’s inaugural address not only conveyed his administration’s policy, but it served as a platform for the mobilization of public opinion. His speech was a passionate appeal to invoke emotions in the people. See... Sonia Nettnin: Language in Bush’s 2nd Inaugural [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00213.htm


    A Trio Of Interviews From Between The Lines

    - Faith-based Group Calls for Grassroots Resistance to Iraq War - Call to Resist, sponsored by Reclaiming the Prophetic Voice, produced by Melinda Tuhus See... Faith-based Group Calls for Resistance to Iraq War [1] , Armstrong Williams & Taxpayer-Funded Propaganda [2] & Global Warming May Have Exacerbated Tidal Wave [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00219.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00218.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00217.htm


    Kamala Sarup: India's Role In Nepal's Maoist Rebellion

    - India being a big neighbour, it is nothing wrong having co-operation in terms of military supplies and sharing of defence intelligence information. Although India, the U.S. and Britain have given the Royal Nepal Army weapons and training, the army ... See... Maoism In India And Its Appearance In Nepal [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00215.htm


    Along For The Iraq Ride - Bush's Uncle Bucky

    - Wherever there’s a buck to be made by scamming tax payers, a member of the Bush family is sure be close at hand. Many Bush relatives are benefiting financially from the war in Iraq, and according to regulatory filings, Uncle William (Bucky) Bush has not been left behind. See... No Bush Left Behind Act - Uncle Bucky Bush [1] MORE ON WAR PROFITEERING: - Evelyn Pringle: Bush Crony Full-Employment Act '03 [2] - Halliburton - Poster Child For War Profiteering [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00212.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00204.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00198.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00185.htm
    MOTORNET: Peugeot's 407 vs Volvo F50

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Families Commissioner Bashes Brash

    - The Chief Commissioner of the Families Commission says the impact of Don Brash's Orewa speech is to place New Zealand families in two camps. See... Brash's argument drives wedge between families [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0501/S00192.htm


    Complete Political Reaction To Orewa II

    - Progressive Leader Jim Anderton is not impressed that Don Brash pretends to suddenly care about welfare dependency when he had a direct hand in creating the explosions in welfare over the 1990s that the Labour Progressive government is actively and effectively addressing now. See... Look in the mirror for welfare dependency Brash [1] MORE: - Greens - Who is the best beneficiary basher of them all? [2] - NZCTU - Brash Denies Right to Secure Employment [3] - Steve Maharey - Brash promises policies of the past [4] - ACT - Newman on Brash speech [5] & Sickness benefit changes admission of failure [6] - Garnet Milne: Reformed Testimony - Brash On Track - Starving Will Soon Find Jobs [7] - Dunedin Community Volunteer Centre.- Centre opposes return to work for the dole [8] - Lindsay Mitchell- Brash Right - Maharey Denies Reality [9] - Newman - Welfare policies should measure up [10] - Greens - Don Bash Strikes Again [11] - EMA - Employers want more beneficiaries offered work [12]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0501/S00230.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0501/S00228.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0501/S00189.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0501/S00218.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0501/S00219.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0501/S00222.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0501/S00188.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0501/S00186.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0501/S00185.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0501/S00195.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0501/S00213.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0501/S00121.htm


    Immigration Advice To Be Regulated

    - A Bill to regulate immigration advisors is to be introduced to Parliament in May, Immigration Minister Paul Swain announced today. See... Regulating immigration advisors [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0501/S00229.htm


    Peter Dunne Has Also Been Talking To The Rotarians

    - UF leader Peter Dunne told Tawa Rotarians this evening that United Future must be an essential part of the next government, if New Zealanders want to see a continuation of the nation's current political stability and economic prosperity. See... Dunne: UF = stability & prosperity [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0501/S00221.htm


    Tariana Turia Is At Ratana

    - “The welfare of a nation can not be measured in the running down of critical numbers of our population” said Tariana Turia today at Ratana Pa. See... Labour’s Deficit-Driven Policy Strikes Again [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0501/S00220.htm


    Brian Tamaki Calls NZ Herald 'Unfactual'

    - Pastor Brian Tamaki, the Senior Minister of Destiny Churches New Zealand, says an NZ Herald claim that Destiny Church is flouting a Transit veto to march over the Auckland Harbour Bridge is unfactual. See... 'Enough is Enough' - Get Your Facts Right [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0501/S00184.htm


    GE Free NZ: GE Food Arrives At A Shelf Near You

    - One of the first products to be sold in New Zealand and identified as containing Genetically Engineered corn from the United States has arrived on supermarket shelves. See... Consumers Deceived as US GE Corn Arrives [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0501/S00045.htm


    Oxfam Reports On The International Response To The Tsunami

    - The response of the world to the tsunami has been impressive but important lessons need to be learnt according to a new report issued today by international agency Oxfam, one month after the tsunami struck. See... Learning the lessons of the Tsunami [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0501/S00190.htm

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