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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: SFO Decides Not To Charge Tamihere - Charges Two Others Over Waipareira Trust
Ministry of Health Answers Flu Vaccine Questions
Trustees Say State School Budget Concerns Increasing
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Scoop Report: On Prime Minister's Post-Cabinet Press Conference
Scoop Report: HIV/AIDS Predicted To Rise In Germany And Europe
China Votes To Prevent Taiwanese Independence
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Professor Jane Kelsey On What's Up In The Pacific
David Miller: Not The News
William Fisher: The New Face Of US Public Diplomacy
Christopher Hitchens Joins The Ranks Of The Ohio Election Skeptics
MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Govt Says ACC Has Supported Rape Victim
Benson Pope Offers 'Wisdom' To Tsunami Hit Nations
Keys Explains Why NZ 'Needs' National
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LEAD STORY:
SFO Decides Not To Charge Tamihere - Charges Two Others Over Waipareira Trust

PM Helen Clark
And John Tamihere announcing the release of a report into
the Waipareira Trust [1] "I am charging two people with a number of offences arising out of my investigation. The charges relate to the false invoices and to irregularities in the handling of gaming monies. Mr Tamihere will not be charged. The evidence in relation to his involvement in the matters that I investigated does not support the laying of charges." See.. Waipareira Trust Investigation [2] MORE:

  • Scoop - Tamihere Fmr. Electorate Chair Charged With Fraud [3]
  • John Tamihere - Tamihere Cleared By SFO [4]
  • National - Little comfort for PM in Tamihere decision [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00129.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00129.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00132.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00312.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00317.htm


    Ministry of Health Answers Flu Vaccine Questions

    - The Ministry of Health confirmed today that there will be an influenza vaccination programme this year, scheduled to start in April. See... 2005 Influenza Vaccination Programme Confirmed [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0503/S00068.htm


    Trustees Say State School Budget Concerns Increasing

    - Benson-Pope Urged To Address Funding Shortfall: The school sector is upping the ante in its fight to show that boards of trustees can’t make ends meet on Government funding alone. NZSTA President Chris Haines says serious concerns have prompted principals’ associations and other organisations to support NZSTA’s campaign over operations grant funding levels. See... Concern about schools money problems increasing [1] and QPEC.. Do Public Schools Get Enough Government Funding? [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0503/S00046.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0503/S00044.htm


    SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:

  • Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 15 March 2005 [1]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00302.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Former US Citizen Elated to be Free at Last [1]
  • 23 parties claim election broadcasting share [2]
  • Indymedia Antidote #12: END of SUBURBIA [3]
  • Interest Comment: Yields for depositors look up [4]
  • 2005 All Ford Day This Weekend [5]
  • ASB Bank Announces Interest Rate Changes [6]
  • Staff protest rally at University of Auckland [7]
  • Safe Internet Practice Key To Preventing Fraud [8]
  • UN Discrimination Decision Concerns Recreationists [9]
  • Kiwis Mark World Consumers Rights Day [10]
  • A New Goldrush Is About To Hit Central Otago [11]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00131.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00128.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00124.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0503/S00171.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0503/S00168.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0503/S00164.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0503/S00043.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0503/S00167.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00127.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00126.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0503/S00095.htm


    SCOOP NEWS REPORTS:

    Beehive. [1] Scoop Report: On Prime Minister's Post-Cabinet Press Conference [2] - Kevin List reports: In this edition, United Nations Report on Seabed and Foreshore Legislation - New Zealander Captured by Rebel Forces in Africa - More Parliament on the Small Screen… See... PM's Presser: UN, A NZ Mercenary & TV In Parlt. [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00119.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00119.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00119.htm


    Scoop Report: HIV/AIDS Predicted To Rise In Germany And Europe

    - Marietta Gross writes that AIDS-cases in Germany have been increasing over the last two years and the German government fears a significant spread of HIV-infections in Germany will continue. See... Germany Fears Spread of AIDS [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00122.htm


    China Votes To Prevent Taiwanese Independence

    - China Votes To Ban Taiwan's
Independence. [1] National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, ratified the Anti-Secession Law with an overwhelming vote of 2,896 for to none against on Monday, setting up a legal framework to prevent Taiwan's secession from China and to promote peaceful national reunification. See… China Votes To Ban Taiwan's Independence RELATED:

  • Taiwan - Chinese 'Anti-Separation Law' Reveals Aggression [2] & Call for International Condemnation against China [3]
  • U.S. State Dept - Six-Party Talks and China's Role as Intermediary [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00215.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00214.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00235.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00200.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Tonga Reinforces Ban On Michael Field [1]
  • Jennin remembers Rachel Corrie [2]
  • Prison Without Charge: Haiti Political Prisoners [3]
  • Nominations of Karen P. Hughes and Dina Powell [4]
  • WHO: Probe Of Bird Flu Cases Vital [5]
  • Tsunami-Hit Counties Must Avoid Over-Fishing [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00238.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00244.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00250.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00246.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00241.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00240.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Professor Jane Kelsey On What's Up In The Pacific

    The South Pacific may seem a strange starting point for an input on the Hong Kong ministerial conference in December. It is about as far away from Geneva as you can get. But its situation shows how the WTO reaches the most remote parts of the world, including countries that are not and never will be WTO members. See... Updates On Developments In The Pacific [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00118.htm


    David Miller: Not The News

    - A Spinwatch investigation has revealed that journalists working for the Services Sound and Vision Corporation (SSVC) have been commissioned to provide news reports to the BBC. See... David Miller: BBC Broadcast 'Fake' News Reports [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00126.htm


    William Fisher: The New Face Of US Public Diplomacy

    - The expected nomination of one of President Bush’s closest advisors to lead America’s public diplomacy efforts has been met with cautiously hopeful skepticism by some leaders in the U.S. foreign policy community. See... William Fisher: Whither Public Diplomacy? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00130.htm


    Christopher Hitchens Joins The Ranks Of The Ohio Election Skeptics

    - No conspiracy theorist, and no fan of John Kerry's, the author nevertheless found the Ohio polling results impossible to swallow: Given what happened in that key state on Election Day 2004, both democracy and common sense cry out for a court-ordered inspection of its new voting machines. See... Link: Christopher Hitchens - Ohio's Odd Numbers [1] MORE USA COUP II COVERAGE:

  • Lynn Landes - Paper Trails Aren't Good Enough, Count The Ballots [2]
  • Link - Hackers May Have Won Bush Office: Kerry's Wife [3]
  • Jesse Jackson - Securing The Right To Vote As A Citizenship Right [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00121.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00127.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00123.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00245.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Russell Brown - Public Address 15/03/05 - Leave The Chip Behind [1]
  • William Rivers Pitt - William Rivers Pitt: Exiting Iraq [2]
  • Ivan Eland - Morning in the Islamic World? [3]
  • William Fisher - Blogging In The Middle East [4]
  • Kamala Sarup - Kamala Sarup: No Confrontation Please [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00129.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00125.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00131.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00128.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00124.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Govt Says ACC Has Supported Rape Victim

    - Claims that a rape victim received no support or advice from ACC are baseless and untrue. ACC Minister Ruth Dyson said today: “Statements that ACC did not provide this woman with cover are absolutely not correct. The woman is covered by ACC for her injury. She has received funding for medical costs to cover GP visits and counselling.” See... ACC has supported rape victim [1] ALSO: Nats - Investigate ACC’s treatment of rape victim - Rich [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00303.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00299.htm


    Benson Pope Offers 'Wisdom' To Tsunami Hit Nations

    - International aid for fishing communities hit by the tsunami must be well-planned to avoid repeating past fisheries problems and creating new ones, says Fisheries Minister David Benson-Pope. He was in Rome for a United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) ministerial meeting on fisheries, which included discussion on disaster relief for fishing communities devastated by the Boxing Day tsunami. See… NZ urges wise planning in tsunami relief effort [1] ALSO: ACT - Benson-Pope should stick with fish [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00295.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00304.htm


    Keys Explains Why NZ 'Needs' National

    - National Party Finance spokesman John Key says New Zealand needs the discipline of a National Government to haul in mis-directed and wasteful spending, given current inflationary pressures and rising interest rates. “While the private sector is are under pressure from the high exchange rate, rising interest rates, a tight labour market, and calls for 5% pay rises, Labour continues to bury its head in the sand with its ’big government’ approach to taxation and spending. See... Bulging state sector needs better oversight [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00309.htm


    MORE JUST POLITICS HEADLINES:

  • Prime Minister - Helen Clark Speech: Norway PM's Lunch [1]
  • National Leader - Expats need more than spin to come home [2]
  • Govt - Legislation (Incorporation by Reference) Bill [3]
  • Govt - Mallard Speech: Securing NZ's Energy Supply [4]
  • Govt - Dyson - Hiring workers with ill health [5]
  • Govt - Focus on job seekers' abilities – not impairments [6]
  • Govt - Maharey: Work opportunities for all New Zealanders [7]
  • Govt - CRI scoops Trans-Tasman business award [8]
  • Govt - Hodgson Speech: to inaugural NZBio conference [9]
  • Nats - Labour’s pro-union laws cause friction at Uni [10]
  • United Future - Smith: Building standards to remain accessible [11]
  • United Future - Early Childhood Education: United Future Policy [12]
  • Greens - Dioxin Exposure: The Way Forward [13]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00293.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00292.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00307.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00297.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00306.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00300.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00305.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00296.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00294.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00301.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00310.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00308.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00298.htm

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