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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Maori Party 'Vindicated' by UN Foreshore Report Findings
National Says Vulnerable NZers Being Denied Flu Vaccine
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SCOOP NEWS REPORTS:
U.S. Again Seeks China's Help On Nth Korea Nuke Crisis
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SCOOP COLUMNS:
Stateside: Where Rosalea Bids Dan Rather Farewell
Ramzy Baroud: More ME Moral Duplicity
Steve Weissman Investigates Military Targetting Media In Iraq
Genevieve Cora Fraser: A Midnight Rant About Peace?
M. Shahid Alam: On Comparing Cats To Kids
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OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Elizabeth R Issues State Of The Commonwealth Speech
Green Party: NZ Govt Should Follow Norway On Humanitarian Policies
Youths Draw Fire From United's Hard Man
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LEAD STORY:
Maori Party 'Vindicated' by UN Foreshore Report Findings

Piha Beach [1] The Maori Party has endorsed the report from the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, citing it as a vindication of the position that thousands of tangata whenua and others took in challenging the Crown, in response to the Foreshore and Seabed Bill. See… Maori Party Vindicated By UN Report On Foreshore [2] ALSO:

  • UN - Committee On Elimination Of Racial Discrimination [3]
  • Greens - Govt must ditch discriminatory law [4]
  • Govt - Cullen on UN committee report [5]
  • Green Students - Greens on Campus Welcome UN Criticism of Foreshore [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00277.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00277.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00197.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00273.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00263.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00120.htm


    National Says Vulnerable NZers Being Denied Flu Vaccine

    - Vulnerable New Zealanders are being denied access to their vital flu vaccine, while Health Minister Annette King silently presides over a massive botch-up, says National’s Health spokesman, Paul Hutchison. “Potentially this is one of the worst public health crises for a long time and Labour have left vulnerable New Zealanders completely in the dark,” says Dr Hutchison. See... King silent over massive vaccine crisis [1] Ministry Of Health: 2005 Influenza vaccine - Dr Don Matheson Statement [2] & Medsafe spokesman on 2005 Influenza vaccine [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00279.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0503/S00060.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0503/S00056.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Voter behaviour in the 2004 local elections [1]
  • Parliamentary TV Coverage Attacked by CPU [2]
  • Precautionary measures for Unimog Driver Training [3]
  • Westpac Only Bank To Move Rates - So Far [4]
  • US$10k Paid For NZ’s most expensive bottle of wine [5]
  • Tha Feelstyle dominates at Pacific Music Awards [6]
  • South Pacific Fisheries To Be Protected [7]
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Food Advertising [8]
  • Good progress in lower North Island health talks [9]
  • "Creepy" wildlife found in central Auckland [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00118.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00117.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00116.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0503/S00160.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0503/S00158.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0503/S00079.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00275.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0503/S00058.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0503/S00057.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0503/S00039.htm


    SCOOP NEWS REPORTS:

    Cloning. Scoop Report: Declaration Bans Human Cloning [1] - 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 [2]


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


    U.S. Again Seeks China's Help On Nth Korea Nuke Crisis

    - We are at a critical juncture in the Talks, and it is all the more imperative that China, as Chairman of the Talks, use its influence and leverage to bring the D.P.R.K. back to the table and achieve our shared goal of a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula… But North Korea must meet the concerns of the international community, and dismantle its nuclear programs, plutonium and uranium, in a manner that is complete, transparent and verifiable. See... Six-Party Talks and China's Role as Intermediary [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00200.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Chinese 'Anti-Separation Law' Reveals Aggression [1]
  • Judgment Day for Bolivia's Embattled President [2]
  • State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for March 11 [3]
  • Ecuador Likely To Become The 'Sick Man' Of America [4]
  • TrueVoteMd Files Open Records Request [5]
  • Indonesia in Transition: Implications for U.S. [6]
  • USA: Another "Double Standard" On Consular Rights? [7]
  • UN Welcomes UK/Africa Report On Corruption [8]
  • Palestine: Women Defend Their Land [9]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00214.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00210.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00207.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00209.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00202.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00199.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00206.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00203.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00201.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Stateside: Where Rosalea Bids Dan Rather Farewell

    - Well, it's 6.30 pm Wednesday, 9 March, here in the Bay Area and CBS veteran reporter and editor Dan Rather has just said his last words from the anchor's chair. Last word, actually. ''Courage.'' And he wished it to all of us here in our homes, not just to people battling with the aftermath of natural and man-made disasters, or fighting far from home, or trying to stay alive in failing health and oppressive circumstances. See... Stateside With Rosalea: Courage [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00116.htm


    Ramzy Baroud: More ME Moral Duplicity

    - President Bush's stern warning urging Syria to withdraw its troops from Lebanon once again highlights the moral duplicity practiced by the US administration in its dealings with the Middle East affairs. Ramzy Baroud: Reining in Syria on Behalf of Israel [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00102.htm


    Steve Weissman Investigates Military Targetting Media In Iraq

    - Nik Gowing is no idiot. A top BBC news anchor and one of Britain's most respected journalists, the white-haired Gowing has warned repeatedly of precisely what Mr. Cheney did not want American newspapers even to consider. See... Dead Messengers: But What About Al-Jazeera? [1] MORE: Investigation (1): Hearing What Eason Jordan Said [2] Investigation (2):Army Failed to Probe Its Attack on Palestine Hotel [3] Investigation (3):Targeting Media The American Way [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00112.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00064.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00073.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00091.htm


    Genevieve Cora Fraser: A Midnight Rant About Peace

    - When were you last in Palestine? I recently asked that question to a friend who was saying that if people are upbeat and focus on the positive about Israelis and Palestinian relations than things, by-golly, are just bound to improve. See... A Midnight Rant About Israel And Palestine [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00099.htm


    M. Shahid Alam: On Comparing Cats To Kids

    - Instead of comparing X across people in poor and rich countries, I am suggesting that we make these comparisons for people in poor countries and mammalian pets in rich countries. In other words, economists at the World Bank, IMF, WTO and OECD should devote some of their resources to tracking how the economies of poor countries – especially in Africa, Latin America and Asia – are faring relative to the economies of pets in the rich countries. See... M. S. Alam: Global Disparities - Of People And Pets [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00108.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Scott Galindez - Why We Must Withdraw From Iraq [1]
  • Uri Avnery - Bush's Guru [2]
  • Guest Opinion - Words of Wisdom from Palestine - Sabeel Solidarity [3]
  • Public Address - Public Address 14/03/05 - City Life [4]
  • Evelyn Pringle - Bush - Labeling Kids Mentally Ill For Profit [5]
  • John Roughan - John Roughan: Mending Broken Relationships [6]
  • Kidd Millennium - Cartoon: Let Them Eat Cake [7]
  • Vincent L. Guarisco - Don't Fall Victim to America's Cash Crop: War [8]
  • Blogwatch - Xymphora: Italian Journalist Wanted Dead By US [9]
  • Robert Higgs - Robert Higgs: A Template for the U.S. War in Iraq [10]
  • Bill Berkowitz - Bill Berkowitz: God, Government And Gingrich [11]
  • Dipta Shah - Dipta Shah: The Nepali Patient [12]
  • Kamala Sarup - Kamala Sarup: Women Trafficking And Conflict [13]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00098.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00104.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00114.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00113.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00111.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00110.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00109.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00107.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00106.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00105.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00103.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00101.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00100.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Elizabeth R Issues State Of The Commonwealth Speech

    - Of the nearly two billion citizens of the Commonwealth, more than half are under the age of twenty-five. That provides our association with a strong foundation for the future. Of course, we all face significant challenges. Some people live in conditions of conflict or insecurity. Others have suffered the impact of natural disasters, such as flooding or hurricanes, which can cause great damage to their communities and countries. Quite how destructive this can be became apparent with the hurricane in the Caribbean last September, and of course the devastating Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. See... The Queen's 2005 Commonwealth Day Message [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00271.htm


    Green Party: NZ Govt Should Follow Norway On Humanitarian Policies

    - The Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik arrives in New Zealand today for a short visit. Green MP Keith Locke says New Zealand should learn from the example of Norway on peacemaking, aid and human rights work, the Green Party says. See… Follow Norwegian PM on peacemaking, aid... [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00272.htm


    Youths Draw Fire From United's Hard Man

    - Family group conferences for young offenders are being rorted, United Future's Marc Alexander said today in revealing a rising trend that has seen one young offender with 11 under his belt, and hundreds of teens who have taken part in anything from three to eight. See… United Future: Teen crims laughing at talk-fest conferences [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00282.htm

    MORE PARLIAMENTARY NEWS HEADLINES:

  • Govt - Environment Minister supports Asthma Week [1]
  • Govt - School operational funding increases %18.5 [2]
  • Govt - South Pacific Fisheries To Be Protected [3]
  • Nats - PlunketLine merger runs late [4]
  • Nats - Mallard refuses to release scholarship advice [5]
  • Nats - Silent Sutton Must Go [6]
  • Nats - Tax reform needed to entice expats home [7]
  • United - Paedophile supervision expensive and flawed [8]
  • ACT - Newman On-Line: 'Broken Windows' [9]
  • ACT - ACT's The Letter - 14 March 2005 [10]
  • ACT - Judd Speech: The Centre-Right Can Win [11]
  • ACT - Rodney Hide Speech: Ideas Into Action [12]
  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00280.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00278.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00275.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00270.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00268.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00267.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00266.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00281.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00274.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00283.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00265.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00264.htm

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