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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Libertarian Jim Peron Interviewed On Parliamentary Allegations
Reserve Bank Governor Increases OCR To %6.75
SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Scoop Report: Declaration Bans Human Cloning

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Molesworth & Featherston's Lobby Edition
Steve Weissman Investigates Military Targetting Media In Iraq
Karl Ferguson Takes A BMW To The Wairarapa
Good Returns Book Review: Managing Property
MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Greens Want More Than Another Study For Dioxin Victims
Norwegian & Malaysian PM's Visiting Our Helen
Report Finds 80 Per Cent Of Teachers Back NCEA
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LEAD STORY:
Libertarian Jim Peron Interviewed On Parliamentary Allegations

Libertarian Jim
Peron [1] Scoop spoke yesterday to occasional Scoop contributor and the current target of a political attack from Winston Peters, Auckland Libertarian and book store proprietor Jim Peron. Mr Peron has also been interviewed today on the BFM Wire programme (Listen in MP3 format [2] ). See... Jim Peron Interviewed On Peters Parlt. Allegations [3] MORE: - Hard News - Public Address 10/03/05 - Yet Again [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00082.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/mp3s/pound,peron-2005-03-10.m3u
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00082.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00086.htm


Reserve Bank Governor Increases OCR To %6.75

- 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 [1] REACTION: - EMA - Decision on interest rate rise ‘brave’ [2] - EPMU - Interest rise will fuel wages push [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0503/S00109.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0503/S00115.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00090.htm


SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:

  • Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 10 March 2005 [1]
  • Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 9 March 2005 [2]
  • Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 8 March 2005 [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00224.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00188.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00169.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Government failure over Foreign Bribery Law [1]
  • Food Prices Increase [2]
  • Public Road Access Hypocrisy [3]
  • Children’s TV Gets a Funding Boost [4]
  • Suspicious Package a False Alarm [5]
  • 2% Turnout In Farcical Wsu Election [6]
  • UC being eyed up for National Observatory role [7]
  • Rialto Movie Of The Week: The Life Aquatic [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0503/S00119.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0503/S00117.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0503/S00111.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0503/S00108.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00089.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0503/S00031.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0503/S00029.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0503/S00064.htm


    Scoop Report: Declaration Bans Human Cloning

    - Marietta Gross reports that the United Nations has asked all countries worldwide to forbid human cloning - but within the detail there is plenty of room for cloning scientists to move. On Tuesday the United Nations passed a declaration seeking to ban cloning of humans. A number of Member States explained they would not accept this recommendation. See... United Nations Call For Prohibition Of Cloning [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0503/S00043.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Molesworth & Featherston's Lobby Edition

    - This week the wages campaign gets a new head of steam as the Reserve Bank steps in, Treasury has told Ministers growth will slow this year and there’s an update on house prices. We ask whether the dollar and the current account deficit are yet high enough to attract the attention of policy makers. You’re spending more time in your email inbox than you realise – but it’s good for business. In media tattle this week the Herald plans changes to its front page. See... Molesworth & Featherston (Lobby Edition) – 10/3/05 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00083.htm


    Steve Weissman Investigates Military Targetting Media In Iraq

    - As America's Third Infantry Division took control of Baghdad on the morning of April 8, 2003, an M1A1 Abrams tank stood in the middle of the Al-Jumhuriya Bridge, which spans the Tigris River. Over a mile away, on a balcony of the 17-story Palestine ... Army Failed to Probe Its Attack on Palestine Hotel [1] Earlier: Investigation (1): Hearing What Eason Jordan Said [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00073.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00064.htm


    Karl Ferguson Takes A BMW To The Wairarapa

    - It was a beautifully sunny late December morning and traffic was unusually light on the Rimutaka Hill Road out of Wellington. The Holden Monaro coupe was taking full advantage of the situation, hunkered down in the bends as the big bore V8 worked ... See... MOTORNET: 1 Series Heats Up Hot Hatch Wars [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00080.htm


    Good Returns Book Review: Managing Property

    - As a landlord who has recently made the decision to take over the management of some of our properties, I found the information supplied in Working Landlord, Happy Tenants was invaluable. See... Book Review: Working Landlord, Happy Tenants [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00079.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Bill Grigsby - Bill Grigsby: Who Owns The Ownership Society? [1]
  • Russ Wellen - Russ Wellen: The Mongers Among Us [2]
  • Mark Drolette - Hey, Look at Me, Everybody: I'm Evil! Who's Next? [3]
  • Luis Gomez - Narconews: All of Bolivia's Social Movements Unite [4]
  • Bill Berkowitz - Bill Berkowitz: Sleuths Of Spin [5]
  • Manuel Valenzuela - Manuel Valenzuela: Land of ‘Murka’ [6]
  • Mary Pitt - It Ain't Just About The Old Folks, Buster [7]
  • Greg Palast - Greg Palast: I'd Rather not say Good-bye, Dan [8]
  • Mark Bradley - Mark W. Bradley: You Be The President! [9]
  • Sheila Samples - Sheila Samples: Butt Prints In The Sand [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00078.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00077.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00076.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00075.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00074.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00072.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00071.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00070.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00069.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00068.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Greens Want More Than Another Study For Dioxin Victims

    - The Government must move quickly to assist those affected by dioxin contamination, Green Party Health Spokesperson Sue Kedgley says. See... 'Another Study’ not the answer for residents [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00215.htm


    Norwegian & Malaysian PM's Visiting Our Helen

    - Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today that Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmed Badawi will make an official visit to New Zealand from 30 March to 1 April. See... Malaysian PM to visit NZ [1] and Norwegian leader’s visit an historic first [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00218.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00217.htm


    Report Finds 80 Per Cent Of Teachers Back NCEA

    - Associate Education Minister David Benson-Pope has welcomed a new report highlighting the teaching profession's support for the NCEA system as well as identifying areas for improvement. See... Minister welcomes 80% of teachers supporting NCEA [1] MORE: - NZQA - NZQA Welcomes Feedback From Teachers [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00202.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0503/S00032.htm


    MORE PARLIAMENTARY HEADLINES:

  • ACT - Labour to blame for interest rate hike [1]
  • ACT - ACT announces Wellington candidates [2]
  • Govt - OECD report welcomed [3]
  • Govt - Chief Judge of the Employment Court appointed [4]
  • National - Court of Appeal goes too far on lawyer liability [5]
  • Progressive - The future for manufacturing in New Zealand [6]
  • Progressive - robson-on-politics, Thur 10 March [7]
  • National - Labour budgets $6m to fight owners of leaky homes [8]
  • NZ First - Coroners Bill Significant To Maori [9]
  • United - Alexander: Police ignore ‘slam-dunk’ cases [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00197.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00193.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00216.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00210.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00219.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00214.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00211.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00212.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00207.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00204.htm

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