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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Ms Speaker! Margaret Wilson Voted In As Parliament's New Speaker
NZ First Accuses Top District Cop Of Vindictive Witch-Hunt
Annan And Abbas Discuss Palestine Recovery And Justice
SCOOP NEWS REPORTS:
Scoop Photo-Essay: Prime Minister Goes For A Ride With Rich & Kinda-Famous
Scoop Report: Breast Tissue Reconstruction To Be "Breed" On Body
Scoop Report: North Europe Experiences Large Ozone Hole Phenomenon
Scoop Report: Liquorice An Alternative Treatment Against Herpes Virus
Scoop Report: Green Tea Makes Lab Mice Healthier
PACIFIC REPORT:
Molesworth & Featherston Is In
Russell Brown's Public Address Is There
Suzan Mazur Reports U.S. Law Enforcement Targets Polygamists
Kamala Sarup Writes How Some People Are Crying 'Wolf" Over Nepal
William Pitt Writes On Legal Proceedings In The Ohio Vote Fiasco

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Hey Now, What Ever Happened To That Firearms Legislation?
Labour's NCEA Expert Was NCEA Architect
Has Brownlee Sniffed Out A Lapdog?
Genesis Applauded For Closing Coal Stations
There's Something Going On With Plunketline
Govt Releases Major Plan To Tackle Harmful Gambling
United Reckons It's Found The 111 Bug
Greens Say Ryegrass Breeding Should Be Funded
Matt Robson Reports On Politics

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Ms Speaker! Margaret Wilson Voted In As Parliament's New Speaker

Ms Speaker,
Margaret Wilson. [1] Scoop Report: On Thursday Parliament voted Margaret Wilson as Speaker of the House. Ms Speaker faced two challenges, one from National's Clem Simich and another from ACT's Ken Shirley. A surprise vote for Mr Simich came from Tariana Turia leader of the Maori Party. ... See... Margaret Wilson Voted Speaker Of The House [2] Scoop Report: Tariana Explains To Kevin List Why Her Vote Went To Clem [3] Confirmation Of New Speaker [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00012.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00012.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00013.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00094.htm


NZ First Accuses Top District Cop Of Vindictive Witch-Hunt

NZ First MP Ron
Mark. [1] New Zealand First law and order spokesperson Ron Mark has accused the Counties Manukau District Police Commander of launching a vindictive witch hunt on a whistleblower. Mr Mark’s comments are based on a special notice issued by the commander in a district newsletter this month which calls on other police officers to “expose” the “traitor” in their ranks. See... Witch Hunt For Police Whistleblower [2] MP calls for investigation into police behaviour [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00075.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00075.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00082.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

Mass stop-work in Auckland [1] NZ Army Unimog accident - Memorial Services [2] New Chair for NZMA [3] Int. Investment Pours Into Kim Crawford Wines [4] ‘Top’ Kiwi to launch top music line-up [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00031.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00026.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0503/S00013.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0503/S00038.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0503/S00029.htm


Annan And Abbas Discuss Palestine Recovery And Justice

United Nations Palestine president
Mahmoud Abbas. [1] Secretary-General Kofi Annan has discussed with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas the importance of freedom of movement in occupied Palestinian lands in improving the economy, an essential pillar in securing peace with Israel. He met with Mr. Abbas last night in London at the end of a one-day Conference in Support of the Palestinian Authority convened by British Prime Minister Tony Blair. See... Abbas Annan Discuss Shattered Palestinian Economy [2] Mixed Reporting On Malaysian Clampdown On Migrants [3] Asbestos Discovered At Raaf Base Wagga [4] Thailand:Livelihoods Next Step to Tsunami Recovery [5] UN Forecasts Growth In Nuclear Energy Industry [6] Greenpeace takes to Sami reindeer forests [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00070.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00070.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00069.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00067.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00063.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00061.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00066.htm


SCOOP NEWS REPORTS:

Scoop Photo-Essay: Prime Minister Goes For A Ride With Rich & Kinda-FamousPM Helen Clark and
NewsTalkZB's Barry Soper. [1] Kevin List writes that this morning the Prime Minister glided across the sea in the Aquada. The Aquada is a re-invention of the great hovercraft concept but without the nifty space age look. The development of the Aquada was financed by businessman Alan Gibbs. See... Prime Minister Glides On Water In Aquada [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00011.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00011.htm


Scoop Report: Breast Tissue Reconstruction To Be "Breed" On Body

Pig. [1] Marietta Gross reports breast-amputated women should soon be able to re-breed fat tissue and form a new breast on their own body. Scientists succeeded in growing large amounts of fat tissue on pigs up to 80 millilitres of stable and well transplantable adipose tissue. See... Fat Re-Breeding To Be Used In Breast Reconstuction [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0503/S00012.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0503/S00012.htm


Scoop Report: North Europe Experiences Large Ozone Hole Phenomenon

Ozone Hole,
Antarctica. [1] Marietta Gross reports that according to a recently published study scientists have observed an exceptionally large ozone hole above Northern Europe, North America, Northern Asia and parts of the Arctic. The protecting ozone layer constricted by up to 60 per cent ... See... Large Ozone Hole Observed Above Northern Europe [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0503/S00010.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0503/S00010.htm


Scoop Report: Liquorice An Alternative Treatment Against Herpes Virus

Herpes Virus. [1] Scoop Report: Liquorice has been used as alternative therapeutic medicine for sore throat, bronchitis and stomach troubles. It could also make an impact on herpes viruses. A substance in liquorice induces the cells that are infested with the virus to commit suicide. See... Liquorice Drives Herpes Cells To Commit Suicide [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0503/S00014.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0503/S00014.htm


Scoop Report: Green Tea Makes Lab Mice Healthier

Lab mice. [1] Marietta Gross reports that next time you contemplate being tempted to indulge in a cup of green tea, perhaps you should go for it… for your heart's sake. Green tea contains a substance that protects against coagulation. Green tea contains a substance that protects against coagulation. Animal experiments have shown polyphenol (found in green tea) reduces the gain of adipose in mice, reports the German Institute for Nutritional Research (DIfE) in Potsdam. See…Green Tea Protects Against Coagulation [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0503/S00006.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0503/S00006.htm


PACIFIC REPORT:

RNZAF Conducts Rescue and Recon Operations In Cook IslandsRNZAF images of
cyclone damaged PukaPuka. [1] Tuesday afternoon the Orion carried out a reconnaissance flight over Puka Puka in the northern Cook Islands. The crew assessed that at least eighty percent of the roofs on the Island had been blown over and the area had been severely hit by the storm. Earlier this morning the Orion located a fishing vessel, floundering northeast of Samoa. See… RNZAF: Reconnaissance Images From PukaPuka [2] Missing vessel found, seven people safe and well [3] Search for missing vessel northwest of Samoa [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00011.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00011.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00007.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00002.htm


Molesworth & Featherston Is In

- This week’s Lobby Edition includes excerpts from our exclusive rolling average poll of polls, the sour Beehive reaction to a union campaign for pay rises, Peachey over-eggs pudding, Air NZ slackens its drug testing rules, the world diplomatic community erases ... See... Molesworth & Featherston In The Loop [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00016.htm


Russell Brown's Public Address Is There

- The Historian as Prophet | Mar 03, 2005 09:20 Sir Keith Sinclair, Auckland, 1963 The University of Auckland Winter Lecture series of 1963 took the theme of The Future of New Zealand. The seven lectures in the series were subsequently published as The ... See... PUBLIC ADDRESS The Historian As Prophet [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00015.htm


Suzan Mazur Reports U.S. Law Enforcement Targets Polygamists

Kamala Sarup Writes How Some People Are Crying 'Wolf" Over Nepal

- "The present political development in Nepal needs to be seen in a proper context. Some people are simply crying wolf, as if the Royal move of 1 February was targeted against a functioning parliament and an elected government. We should not be oblivious ... See... Once peace restored, Democracy can flourish [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00018.htm


William Pitt Writes On Legal Proceedings In The Ohio Vote Fiasco

- In a filing today in the Ohio recount case in federal court in Columbus, Ohio, the Ohio Attorney General and Ohio Secretary of State asked a federal judge to allow them to take depositions of Senator John Kerry and former Senator John Edwards. Ohio ... See... BREAKING: Blackwell Seeks Depositions of Kerry and [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00017.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Hey Now, What Ever Happened To That Firearms Legislation?

- ACT Justice spokesman Stephen Franks today called on Police Minister George Hawkins to add an amendment to his Arms Amendment Bill, which is shortly to have its first debate in Parliament. See... Franks calls for amendment to Arms Bill [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00090.htm


Labour's NCEA Expert Was NCEA Architect

- Labour has named one of the architects of the NCEA as the independent expert brought in to review dodgy NCEA exam results, says National's Education spokesman Bill English. See... 'Independent expert' was NCEA architect [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00088.htm


Has Brownlee Sniffed Out A Lapdog?

- "He was supposed to be the watchdog from Wainuiomata on race issues, instead he's become the lap-dog to Labour's double standard on the Treaty," says National Party Maori Affairs spokesman Gerry Brownlee. See... From watch-dog to lap-dog on Treaty clauses [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00087.htm


Genesis Applauded For Closing Coal Stations

- Genesis' sensible and sane decision today to cancel its plans for two coal-fired power stations in the Waikato is a breath of fresh air in the energy debate, says Green Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons. See... Genesis Congratulated For Cancelling Coal Stations [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00085.htm


There's Something Going On With Plunketline

- "Annette King has some explaining to do after the latest set of figures appear to show major problems with a taxpayer-funded phone service that new parents depend on," says National Party Associate Health spokeswoman Katherine Rich. See... What's the story with Plunketline? [1] Plunketline's problems predicted [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00081.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00091.htm


Govt Releases Major Plan To Tackle Harmful Gambling

- The government today released a major plan to reduce the harmful effects of gambling on individuals, families and communities. See... Problem Gambling Strategy released [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00080.htm


United Reckons It's Found The 111 Bug

- United Future law and order spokesman, Marc Alexander, says it’s becoming clear why the 111 emergency phone system has become such a disaster and is no longer trusted by the New Zealand public. See... Alexander finds source of 111 debacle [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00093.htm


Greens Say Ryegrass Breeding Should Be Funded

- The Government should be funding Wrightson to speed up its selective breeding of ryegrass, rather than supporting attempts to achieve the same thing through genetic engineering, says Green Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons. See... Better ryegrass can be easily achieved without GE [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00092.htm


Matt Robson Reports On Politics

- There was a fascinating exchange yesterday in Parliament at Question Time on cannabis. The to-and-fro was a timely reminder that it is Progressive that keeps the Labour-Progressive government staunch in the campaign against drugs. See... robson-on-politics 3 March 2005 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00089.htm

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