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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Assistant Commissioner Says "Appalling" Police Culture Wont Be Tolerated
National Signals U-Turn Over Kiwibank
Scoop Report: Four Million New Born Babies Die Worldwide Each Year
Scoop Report: Ms Speaker! Margaret Wilson Voted In As Parliament's New Speaker
Scoop Photo-Essay: Prime Minister Goes For A Ride With Rich & Kinda-Famous
Scoop Report: Breast Tissue Reconstruction To Be "Breed" On Body
STORY OF THE WEEK:
Scoop Column: Why Tony Ryall's Traffic Rhetoric Is Ridiculous
COLUMNS:
Of Virtu Fortuna Fate And How Arafat's Death Benefited Us All
Molesworth & Featherston Is In
Martin LeFevre Write Why Meditation IS An Oxymoron
Public Address IS There…

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Peters Insists Govt Find The Lost 115 Refugees
NZ First Asks Whether Wilson Will Keep The Parliament Prayer
ACT Wants Nuclear Power Plants
Nats Say Labour's PC Stance Cost Millions At Tangiwai
Govt Says NZ's Ambassador To Indonesia Wont Be Recalled
Has Opposition Caused Nats To Wake Up To A Failing Health System?
Jim's Onto Those Party Pills
Beehive Bulletin Heralds Drop In Crime

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Assistant Commissioner Says "Appalling" Police Culture Wont Be Tolerated

"The appallingwww.police.govt.nz
image. [1] behaviour of a few officers in South Auckland who featured in a recent trial will not be tolerated within Police, the Assistant Commissioner for Crime and Crash Reduction, Peter Marshall, said. See... Appalling behaviour won't be tolerated [2] Witch Hunt For Police Whistleblower [3] MP calls for investigation into police behaviour [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00041.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00041.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00075.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00082.htm


National Signals U-Turn Over Kiwibank

National MP John
Key. [1] John Key: "For an incoming National Government to simply unwind this on the basis of ideology would cause unnecessary disruption... It is therefore our intention to keep the bank for at least our first term in office so that any final decisions on its future can be made with the benefit of full and complete information." See... John Key Speech: State Sector Under National [2] Anderton congratulates Nats on Kiwibank U-Turn [3] National exhumes asset sales ghost [4] National Up To Old Tricks Says Peters [5] National now backs Jim Anderton's KiwiBank [6] Check your facts Jim: Greens supported Kiwibank [7] National, NZ First - Solid Energy in their sights [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00102.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00102.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00100.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00104.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00123.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00101.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00118.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00105.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

ACT's Ken Shirley Wants Nuclear Power Plants [1] Parents Accused Of Selling Their Own Children [2] Survey: One In Three Prison Staff Trying To Leave [3] Brash Wants NZ's Ambassador To Indonesia Recalled [4] Cheetah Cubs Arrive At Wellington Zoo Today [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00122.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00050.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00046.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00107.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0503/S00028.htm


Scoop Report: Four Million New Born Babies Die Worldwide Each Year

Women's health. [1] Marietta Gross reports that every year four million new born children are dieing. Three quarters of these cases could be prevented with minor effort, reports the British magazine “The Lancet”. Ninety nice per cent of the babies who do not survive the first four months... See... Four Million New Born Children Die Per Annum [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0503/S00019.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0503/S00019.htm


MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

White House: Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Iraqi judge killed [1] European Neighbourhood Policy: Lebanon [2] German Chancellor visits Saudi Arabia [3] Darfur: Leader Says Sudan Govt Backed Attacks [4] US Silences UN on Needle Exchange [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00083.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00079.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00078.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00076.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00074.htm


SCOOP NEWS REPORTS:

Scoop Report: Ms Speaker! Margaret Wilson Voted In As Parliament's New SpeakerMs Speaker,
Margaret Wilson. [1] Selwyn Manning reports that 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] Governor General - 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


Scoop Photo-Essay: Prime Minister Goes For A Ride With Rich & Kinda-Famous

PM 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


STORY OF THE WEEK:

Scoop Column: Why Tony Ryall's Traffic Rhetoric Is Ridiculous


Of Virtu Fortuna Fate And How Arafat's Death Benefited Us All

Auckland
University's Paul Buchanan. [1] Paul Buchanan writes that the Italian political theorist Niccolo Machiavelli (he of the misused term “Machiavellian”), argued that success in leadership depended on the specific combination of two factors: virtu and fortuna. No one has experienced the kind hand of fate more intensely than George W. Bush. Beyond the silver spoon that he was born with, or the 2000 election that he won while losing the popular vote, the US president has again seen fortune smile upon him during the last six months. See... Dubya’s Good Fortune [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00024.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00024.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


Martin LeFevre Write Why Meditation IS An Oxymoron

Meditations: I have never understood the concept and practice of group meditation. The term has always sounded like an oxymoron to me. To my mind, awakening meditation is an inherently solitary art. Sometimes I take sittings in the backyard, but the freeway is less ... See... Is Group Meditation an Oxymoron? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00023.htm


Public Address IS There…

Come. Feel the noise - Graham Reid's many things A question: is female org*sm the satisfied whimper at the end, or the 40 minutes of moaning and groaning which my neighbour does loudly at 2am? Or at 6am. Living in a block of townhouses brings with ... See... Public Address Is There... [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00022.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Peters Insists Govt Find The Lost 115 Refugees

- The government has admitted losing 115 illegal refugees and has no idea whether they pose serious security or health risks to New Zealanders. See... Government Admits Losing 115 Illegal Refugees [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00109.htm


NZ First Asks Whether Wilson Will Keep The Parliament Prayer

- Will the new Speaker continue the tradition of Jonathan Hunt and his predecessors of reciting a prayer at the start of every parliamentary sitting day,” New Zealand First MP Craig McNair asked today. See... NZ First Asks: Will Parliament's Prayer Remain? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00124.htm


ACT Wants Nuclear Power Plants

- The new Energy Minister Trevor Mallard's outright rejection of even considering the nuclear power option is confirmation of Labour's foolish adherence to cold war mantras, says ACT's Energy spokesman Ken Shirley. See... Minister shouldn't reject nuclear power outright [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00122.htm


Nats Say Labour's PC Stance Cost Millions At Tangiwai

- Spending $5 million on a new road bridge at Tangiwai, when doing $200,000 of earthworks at the crater lake could have eliminated the lahar risk, shows the extent to which Labour will waste public money in the name of political correctness, says National's ... See... Burton opens monument to political correctness [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00116.htm


Govt Says NZ's Ambassador To Indonesia Wont Be Recalled

- New Zealand will not be withdrawing its Ambassador from Jakarta, Acting Foreign Minister Marian Hobbs said today. See... Ambassador won't be recalled [1] Brash wants ambassador recalled [2] Brash continues Nat tradition of foreign blunders [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00115.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00107.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00114.htm


Has Opposition Caused Nats To Wake Up To A Failing Health System?

- The Health Minister must act before the crises at Auckland District Health Board cause unnecessary deaths, says National's Health spokesman, Paul Hutchison. See... Will people die waiting while King remains idle? [1] Government falls for McDonalds' marketing ploy [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00117.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00111.htm


Jim's Onto Those Party Pills

- Parliament must act to stop party pill retailers selling their products to children, Progressive MP for Wigram, Jim Anderton, said today. See... Anderton's plan to regulate party pills [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00121.htm


Beehive Bulletin Heralds Drop In Crime

- The unprecedented drop in recorded crime, the best since 1970 when data collection began, shows the excellent job being done by the police, says Police Minister George Hawkins. See... Beehive Bulletin Fri, 4 Mar 2005 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00119.htm

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