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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Reserve Bank Governor Increases OCR To 6.75 Per Cent
Govt's Alcohol Advertising Inquiry Welcomed
SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
SCOOP NEWS REPORTS:
Scoop Report: Crohn's Disease May Be Linked To Cow Bacteria
Indian Ocean: UN Advances Interim Tsunami Alert Plan
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Thieves Greed And Disputed Possession Thailand-Style
OTHER TOP COLUMNS:

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
National Says Courts Debt Hits $602 Million
Govt Says Keys Misleading Over Working For Families Claim
OTHER POLITICAL HEADLINES

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LEAD STORY:
Reserve Bank Governor Increases OCR To 6.75 Per Cent

Reserve Bank
governor Alan Bollard. [1] Speaking at the release of the Reserve Bank's March 2005 Monetary Policy Statement, Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard increased the Official Cash Rate (OCR) by 25 basis points to 6.75 per cent. "Our revised economic projections incorporate a stronger outlook for activity in the near-term with the projected slowing in growth now not occurring until later in 2005. World demand and export prices are projected to moderate through 2005." See... Reserve Bank increases OCR to 6.75 per cent [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0503/S00109.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0503/S00109.htm


Govt's Alcohol Advertising Inquiry Welcomed

Alcohol. [1] The Drug Foundation today welcomed the commitment by Government to undertake a Government-led inquiry into alcohol advertising. The Government announced its response to a report of the Health Select Committee on a parliamentary petition calling for a review of alcohol advertising. The Government noted that previous industry-led reviews consistently resisted further restrictions on broadcast advertising. See... Foundation Welcomes Alcohol Advertising Inquiry [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00087.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00087.htm


SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:

  • Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 9 March 2005 [1]
  • Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 8 March 2005 [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00188.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00169.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • 1 Pokie Machine For Every 118 Kiwis [1]
  • PM Speech To: Inside The New China Conference [2]
  • ACT announces Wellington candidates [3]
  • Sutton: Services Trade Important, But Not Everything [4]
  • Children’s TV Gets a Funding Boost [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00086.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00195.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00193.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00196.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0503/S00108.htm


    SCOOP NEWS REPORTS:

    Scoop Interview: Cuban Ambassador Addresses Rodney Hide's Claims Fidel Castro's
Cuba. [1] Miguel Ramirez: "I have been asked by some quarters not to reply back to any of the innuendos of Rodney Hide , as they do not deserve my time (they give me much credit or none to him). But frankly speaking, if I were him I should try to avoid that as many persons as possible could read his weak reply to your prestigious digital publication, showing such a high degree of political inclination towards Washington, that I doubt many would like that." See... Feedback: Cuban Ambassador Responds To Rodney Hide [2] ALSO:

  • Scoop Feedback: Rodney Hide Talks To Scoop About Cuba
  • Scoop Report: Robson On Wananaga & Cuban Prisons

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00058.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00058.htm


    Scoop Report: Crohn's Disease May Be Linked To Cow Bacteria

    Crohn's Disease. [1] Marietta Gross reports that one million people worldwide are suffering from the enteritis Morbus Crohn disease. Recent studies suggest the disease is transmitted by cattle. People who suffer from the intestine disease Morbus Crohn are more often than not infected with a certain bacterium than people without the disease. See... Physicians Link Crohn's Disease To Cow Bacteria [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0503/S00039.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0503/S00039.htm


    Indian Ocean: UN Advances Interim Tsunami Alert Plan

    Tsunami. [1] In a bid to set up an immediate interim tsunami early warning system for the Indian Ocean, which experts believe could have saved scores of thousands of lives in last December’s disaster, a United Nations-sponsored meeting of experts has called on all affected countries to establish emergency contact centres by the end of the month. See... Interim Tsunami Early Warning System Plan Progress [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00178.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00178.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • HMAS ANZAC To Gallipoli Retracing WWI Convoy Route [1]
  • East Timor: A Tiny Half-Island Of Surplus Humanity [2]
  • Congo: UN Reports Resumption Of Aid [3]
  • SE Asia Sex Traffic Case UN Hails Stunning Success [4]
  • UN Call For Coordinated Action To Eliminate Aids [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00175.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00176.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00180.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00179.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00177.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Thieves Greed And Disputed Possession Thailand-Style

    BANGKOK, Thailand -- A murky tale of thieves, greed and disputed possession of a ruby-and-pearl-studded gold crown, which may have been worn by a Siamese king but now glistens in San Francisco, is a mystery worthy of Indiana Jones. See Richard S. Ehrlich's - The Indiana-Jones-Like Tale Of A Stolen Thai Crown [1] The Scoop Editor - Super-Cylone Ingrid Heads For Queensland Coast [2]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00059.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00056.htm


    OTHER TOP COLUMNS:

  • Russell Brown - Public Address 09/03/05 - Sky Jinks [1]
  • Julie Webb-Pullman - Where the Wild Wananga Are [2]
  • Steve Weissman - Investigation: Hearing What Eason Jordan Said [3]
  • Martin LeFevre - Authentic Dialogue is the Music of Meaning [4]
  • Lynn Landes - Exit Poll Madness - Analyses Offers False Choice [5]
  • Bob Fitrakis - The Sun Revolves Around Earth & Bush Won [6]
  • Kamala Sarup - International Women's Day And HIV/AIDS [7]
  • Genevieve Cora Fraser - Palestine's Endless Holocaust 1948-2005 [8]
  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00066.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00065.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00064.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00063.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00062.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00061.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00060.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00057.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    National Says Courts Debt Hits $602 Million

    National MP Tony
Ryall. [1] National's Law and Order spokesman, Tony Ryall, says a record $602 million was owed to the courts in outstanding fines and reparation debt at December 2004. The debt ballooned by $65 million in the past year. See... Courts debt hits record $602 million [2] RELATED - UF Won't Back 'Plundering' Of Law Fidelity Fund [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00180.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00179.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00180.htm


    Govt Says Keys Misleading Over Working For Families Claim

    Steve Maharey. [1] A claim by National's Finance spokesperson John Key that four out of five households will get nothing from Working For Families was misleading, Social Development and Employment Minister Steve Maharey said today. See... John Key Working for Families claims misleading [2] ALSO:

  • National - John Key stands by comments [3]
  • Govt - John Key's flip-flop on Working for Families [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00174.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00174.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00171.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00177.htm


    OTHER POLITICAL HEADLINES

  • Govt - NZ-Thai CEP national interest analysis released [1]
  • Govt - See... Govt. response to alcohol advertising petition [2]
  • NZ First - Reserve Bank Killing Export Sector: Peters [3]
  • National - More Labour deceit over NCEA inquiry [4]
  • ACT - Give Scholarship back to rightful owners [5]
  • Govt - Mr English gets it wrong no.9, and no.10 [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00182.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00181.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00176.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00173.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00172.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00170.htm


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