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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Michael Cullen Defends His Magical Disappearing Surplus
The NZ Wages Debate Receives Some Input From The OECD
SCOOP WAS IN THE HOUSE:
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Scoop Report: Declaration Bans Human Cloning
Scoop Report: Scientists Develop Human Stem Cells Without Animal Matter
Condoleezza Rice Travels South Of The Border
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Catherine Austin Fitts: Meditations on 9/11 Truth
Suzan Mazur: An Open Letter Re: Polygamy & Child Abuse
Steve Weissman Investigates Military Targetting Media In Iraq
MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
COLUMNS: Alexander, The Talent Scout………..
Iraqi Rape Case Needs An Inquiry – Ryall
NZ Symphony Orchestra OE Gets Cabinet Green Light
Jenny Bornholdt Congratulated On Becoming Poet Laureate
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LEAD STORY:
Michael Cullen Defends His Magical Disappearing Surplus

[1] The strong improvement in net cash flow between December and January, evident in the latest Crown Financial Statements, reflects GST timing issues and was expected, Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. See... Cash flow due to GST seasonal effects [2] …& later after a chorus of disapproval… "The record of this government has been to extend rather than narrow the information presented in the Crown Financial Statements," Finance Minister Michael Cullen said. See... Act Doth Protest Too Much [3] MORE: - Treasury - Financial Statements Of The Government [4] - ACT - Cullen moves to bury true operating balance [5] - ACT - Govt Cooking the Books to Hide Surplus [6] - Greens - Scrooge Cullen should use Xmas profits [7] - Libertarianz -Dr Cullen in Tax-Take Twisting [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00247.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00247.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00261.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00097.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00248.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00250.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00260.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00099.htm


The NZ Wages Debate Receives Some Input From The OECD

- National’s Finance spokesman, John Key, says OECD average production wage data issued today contain some alarming statistics for New Zealand. See... NZ’s wage growth half that of Australia’s [1] MORE: - Govt - See... OECD report welcomed [2] - Business NZ - Business Update Friday 11 March 2005, issue 123 [3] - ACT - OECD Reports Tax Increase For Workers [4] - EPMU - Interest rise will fuel wages push [5] - EMA - Let's Not Talk The Economy Down [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00233.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00216.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0503/S00120.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00239.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00090.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0503/S00136.htm


SCOOP WAS 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:

  • Export Volumes Rebound [1]
  • New Zealand Army Driver Training Review [2]
  • Chch workers to join strike [3] & Metals workers strike for a fair-share pay rise [4]
  • Cutting Of Civil Union Cake Marks Important Step [5]
  • Pop-Up Messages Could Have Saved Child's Distress [6]
  • New Zealand Urged to Help Iraqi Farmers [7]
  • Internet Banking Can Be As Safe As Other Banking [8]
  • Campaign Against Factory Farming Continues [9]
  • Westpac announces increase in Housing Base Rate [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0503/S00135.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00106.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00105.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00093.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00103.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00102.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00098.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0503/S00132.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00096.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0503/S00144.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 Report: Scientists Develop Human Stem Cells Without Animal Matter

    Marietta Gross reports that scientists from the US company Advanced Cell Technology (ACT) have cultivated human embryonic stem cells without any animal host cells. And while it is questionable if embryonic stem cells can be used for therapies scientists say one of the security risks can now be avoided. See... New Method For The Cultivation Of Stem Cells [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0503/S00030.htm


    Condoleezza Rice Travels South Of The Border

    - SECRETARY RICE: The meeting with President Fox was wonderful. First of all, I've known him now for a number of years and he has an excellent relationship with President Bush. And we talked about how they're both looking forward to the meeting they will ... See... Rice IV with Javier Alatorre of Television Azteca [1] MORE: - Rice on Radio Formula with Oscar Mario Beteta [2] - Rice On-The-Record Briefing En Route to Mexico [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00193.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00192.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00189.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Condoleezza Rice On Madrid Bombing Anniversary [1]
  • State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for March 10 [2]
  • Bolton: An Unforgivable Choice as UN Ambassador [3]
  • Outlook In Darfur, Sudan, Remains Bleak [4]
  • Senegalese General To Lead UN Forces In Congo [5]
  • Timor-Leste: Commission Must Achieve Justice/Truth [6]
  • Pakistan: FBI linked to US Citizens' disappearance [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00190.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00191.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00185.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00188.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00187.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00184.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00163.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Catherine Austin Fitts: Meditations on 9/11 Truth

    - A "limited hangout" is a partial confession, a mea culpa, if you will, that leaves the essence of a crime or covert reality hidden. Because it includes some small part of the truth, the limited hangout is irresistibly attractive to dissidents and political critics whose thirst for such truth makes them jump at the dangled scraps. Once the system's watchdogs are busy chewing on the limited hangout, the guilty players can go about their illegal business for a new round of unaccountable, semi-secret mayhem. See... Will The Real Economic Hit Men Please Stand Up? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00090.htm


    Suzan Mazur: An Open Letter Re: Polygamy & Child Abuse

    - Last week you were cited in these pages Scoop: Rescind Utah's Statehood? [1] for refusing to dismantle the polygamy cults in your respective states, flouting federal law as well as the UN Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, which has declared polygamy a human rights violation. On closer scrutiny it now appears that your ease in embracing such sexism and a disdain for human rights may be your way of fitting neatly into the Bush fascist agenda for America. Please advise otherwise. See... Suzan Mazur: Open Letter To AGs Of Utah & Arizona [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00014.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00088.htm


    Steve Weissman Investigates Military Targetting Media In Iraq

    - Mazen Dana lived a charmed life, or so it seemed. A Palestinian from the West Bank city of Hebron, he worked as a television cameraman for the British news agency Reuters and was one of their most experienced conflict journalists. See... Dead Messengers: Targeting Media The American Way [1] Earlier: Investigation (1): Hearing What Eason Jordan Said [2] Investigation (2):Army Failed to Probe Its Attack on Palestine Hotel [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00091.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00064.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00073.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Bernard Weiner - Probing for Answers to What Ails Us [1]
  • Russell Brown - Public Address 11/03/05 - A Mighty Wind [2]
  • Kamala Sarup - Peace Is Every Child's Right [3]
  • Luis Gomez - Bolivia's Middle Class Takes to the Streets [4]
  • Evelyn Pringle - David Ayoub - Thimerosal Definite Cause Of Autism [5]
  • Richard S. Ehrlich - Thai Tsunami Volunteer Kidnapped [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00096.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00095.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00093.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00092.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00089.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00094.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    COLUMNS: Alexander, The Talent Scout………..

    - You always know an election is on its way when the argy bargy of debate in Parliament ascends in shrillness and descends in tone. Everyone takes on a new haircut, a new suit (or gets the old one dry cleaned), a bright new look-at-me tie, and brushes ... See... MARC MY WORDS – 11 March 2005 [1] MORE COLUMNS: - Muriel Newman - 'Broken Windows' Zero Tolerance To Crime In Action [2] - Labour Party - Beehive Bulletin - Friday, 11 March 2005 [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00237.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00262.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00253.htm


    Iraqi Rape Case Needs An Inquiry – Ryall

    - National Party Law and Order spokesman Tony Ryall is calling for an independent inquiry into the chain of incompetence that allowed a multiple rapist to offend again. See... Independent inquiry needed in Iraqi refugee case [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00256.htm


    NZ Symphony Orchestra OE Gets Cabinet Green Light

    - Prime Minister and Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage Helen Clark announced today funding of $400,000 to support the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's largest ever international tour. See... Support for New Zealand Symphony Orchestra [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00254.htm


    Jenny Bornholdt Congratulated On Becoming Poet Laureate

    - Associate Arts, Heritage and Culture Minister, Judith Tizard today congratulated Jenny Bornholdt on her appointment as Te Mata Estate's fifth Poet Laureate. "Jenny is a well known poet and anthologist and a true master of her craft. This is a position of honour and a fantastic achievement,” said Judith Tizard. See... Congratulations to Poet Laureate [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00249.htm


    MORE PARLIAMENTARY HEADLINES:

  • Govt. - $50 million summer for Student Job Search [1]
  • Govt. - Web-based learning helps rural schools [2]
  • National - Loss Of Edge In Cost Of Milk Production Alarming [3]
  • Labour Party - Beehive Bulletin - Friday, 11 March 2005 [4]
  • Greens - Our Schools Need More Money [5]
  • ACT - Nurses Settlement Costs DHB's $413 Million [6]
  • Govt. - Tourism infrastructure scheme criteria announced [7]
  • Govt. - Gains In Negotiating Malaysian Trade Deal [8]
  • United Future - Shorter, not tougher, sentences [9]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00259.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00258.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00255.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00253.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00252.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00251.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00243.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00241.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00236.htm

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