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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Ahmed Zaoui Writes Of His 100 Days On Bail
Goff Says United Nations Reform Necessary
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Kevin List Reports On The PM's Weekly Press Conference
Scoop Report: Two Apples A Day Could Keep Colon-Cancer At Bay
Scoop Report: Unidentified Ebola-Type Disease Infects Angolan Children
Scoop Report:Scientists Discover Aggressive Strain Of HIV
Annan: UN Reform Must Involve Structure, Development, Security And Human Rights
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News from Russell Brown Is Here!
Marjorie Cohn On Hotel Rwanda
Fast Food, Family Values, The Christian Right & GW Bush
MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Labour Releases Party List: Maryan Street And Shane Jones Prominent Placements
Muso’s May Have To Go Down T’ Mine Under Nats
Peters’ Considers ‘Campbell Live’ Have Just Scraped the Surface Of Immigrant Fraud
Greens Displeased Greatest Reality TV Show In NZ Postponed
HMNZS Te Mana Test-Fires NATO Missile
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LEAD STORY:


Ahmed Zaoui Writes Of His 100 Days On Bail

Scoop Image: Ahmed Zaoui:
MArch 22 2005, Auckland NZ. [1] Sallam Mullaikum, Kia Ora, Thank you for coming this evening. This is the first time I have been able to meet with all of you, my friends and supporters whom I have come to know since coming to New Zealand. It is hard to believe that it has been 100 days. The first days of coming out of prison will always remain in my memory. It is almost indescribable how I felt at this time. After so long, I could feel the air on my face and see your beautiful country. See... Ahmed Zaoui: Prepared Celebratory Gathering Speech [2] ALSO:

  • FreeZaoui.org.nz - Images: AZ Celebrates 100 Days Bail [3]
  • Scoop's Ahmed Zaoui feature page. [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00201.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00217.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00215.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/features/nauru.html

    Goff Says United Nations Reform Necessary

    Phil Goff.Foreign Minister Phil Goff has welcomed a report by United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan calling for decisive and bold reform of the UN. "That vision is of a world where all people are more secure, more prosperous, and better able to enjoy their basic human rights. Collective action in a world where problems, threats and opportunities transcend national boundaries and where we are increasingly globally interdependent is necessary to achieve that end. See... Goff welcomes report as blueprint for UN reform [1] See also… United Nations Announces Reform Agenda, in the Scoop International Section…


    [1] -
    http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00463.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • A Change In The Weather For Easter [1]
  • University escalates attack on staff union [2]
  • GPJA UPDATE: Review of Events [3]
  • Toi Whakaari Students Off To Chile, Paris, LA... [4]
  • IMNZ Independent Album ChartMarch 2005 [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0503/S00053.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0503/S00074.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00201.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0503/S00075.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0503/S00139.htm


    Kevin List Reports On The PM's Weekly Press Conference

    - IN THIS EDITION: Standing Orders Committee Decision Gets Booted By PM Punishing The Parents Of Miscreant Youth Labour’s Party List Announced… See... PM's Presser: TV, Party Lists & Punishing Parents [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00209.htm


    Scoop Report: Two Apples A Day Could Keep Colon-Cancer At Bay

    - Marietta Gross reports that scientists have discovered that antioxidants found in apples may block colon cancer cell growth and kill potential cancer cells. A study of the Institute for Cancerous Diseases of the Intestinal Tract in Strasbourg concludes that the consumption of apples could contribute to the prophylaxis of colon cancer. Study author Francis Raul explains that apples contain antioxidants, which stem the cell growth and kill potential cancer cells. See... Apples Protect Rats Against Colon Cancer [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00214.htm


    Scoop Report: Unidentified Ebola-Type Disease Infects Angolan Children

    - Marietta Gross reports that a disease similar to Ebola has been detected in Angola that effects children as opposed to adults. In past three months 39 people in Angola have succumbed to the anonymous disease that has mainly affected children over the age of five. See... Mysterious Disease Similar To Ebola Infects Young [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00197.htm


    Scoop Report:Scientists Discover Aggressive Strain Of HIV

    - Marietta Gross reports that scientists have examined an HI-Virus which is resistant against most drugs and leads faster that other forms of the virus to the low immunity disease AIDS. In February the case of an HIV-infection was revealed in New York which led exceptionally rapidly to AIDS and didn’t respond to common therapies. See... Aggressive HIV Strain Advances Onslaught Of AIDS [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00198.htm


    Annan: UN Reform Must Involve Structure, Development, Security And Human Rights

    UN Sec-General Kofi Annan.Secretary-General Kofi Annan is planning a full-court lobbying campaign, including plenty of personal telephone diplomacy, in a race against time to secure a large measure of support for his package of United Nations reforms by the time world leaders meet at the UN's New York Headquarters for a September summit. See... Annan To Lobby World Leaders On UN Reform [1] ALSO:Annan Urges Action On UN Reform [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00348.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00359.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Nuke Industry Needs To Market Strengths - IAEA [1]
  • UN Marks Day Against Racism [2]
  • Palestine: Home Burned By Soldiers in Bil'in [3]
  • More Than 500 Combatants Disarm In North Congo [4]
  • UN Takes Donors On Trip Across Sudan [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00362.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00358.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00357.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00352.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00350.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News from Russell Brown Is Here!

    - So how was, ermmm, Licencegate for you? It won't be the story of the year, but the investigation on which TV3's Campbell Live based its debut programme was competent and at times even stylish. And at least there was an investigation, albeit one pinched ... See... Public Address 22/03/05 - Front Page Next Day [1] and Public Address 21/03/05 - Going Live [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00208.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00195.htm


    Marjorie Cohn On Hotel Rwanda

    - As we walked out of Hotel Rwanda, my teenage son asked me, "So why did we go into Iraq, but not Rwanda?" This youngster was horrified that the United States not only sat on the sidelines during the genocide that killed 800,000 Rwandans in 1994, but then prevented the United Nations from acting to stop it. See... Marjorie Cohn: Getting Away with Murder [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00205.htm


    Fast Food, Family Values, The Christian Right & GW Bush

    - I know I'm late to the party, but last weekend I finally saw Morgan Spurlock's Academy Award-nominated film, Supersize Me. More shocking than discovering that there are 965 McDonalds -- okay so I'm exaggerating a little (there are a little over 80) -- on the island of Manhattan, is the realization that America's kids are becoming fast food junkies. See… Super-Sized Food Industry Targets Families [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00207.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Kidd Millennium - Cartoon: Expolosive Expose [1]
  • Angie Pratt - Why the Democrats Have to Obstruct [2]
  • Kamala Sarup - Maoists Khmer Rouge and Human Rights [3]
  • BTL - Haitian Lavalas Party Crippled, Many Detained [4]
  • BTL - Opponents of CAFTA Say Victory is Within Reach [5]
  • BTL - Bush Admin. Weakening Environmental Enforcement; [6]
  • narconews.com - Verónica Gago: Argentine Time Bomb [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00203.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00204.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00206.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00213.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00212.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00211.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00210.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Labour Releases Party List: Maryan Street And Shane Jones Prominent Placements

    Despite Wellington fog causing delays and a change of city for the Labour Party list conference, the selection itself, whilst hard fought, was conducted with good humour and respect, according to Labour Party President Mike Williams. In a well signaled move, Waitangi Fisheries Tribunal Chairman Shane Jones was parachuted into the ranks of sitting MPs at number 27. Employment Relations Manager Maryan Street was also ranked amidst the Caucus members at position 36 on the list. See... Talented Kiwis dominate Labour list [1] ALSO:

  • Govt - Hawkins happy to represent Manurewa for 6th time [2]
  • ACT - Hawkins should go [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00439.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00452.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00451.htm


    Muso’s May Have To Go Down T’ Mine Under Nats

    - Don Brash's announcement that he would scrap the PACE programme shows total disregard for New Zealand's thriving arts industry, Social Development and Employment Minister Steve Maharey and Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Judith Tizard said . See…Brash dismisses creative industry [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00450.htm


    Peters’ Considers ‘Campbell Live’ Have Just Scraped the Surface Of Immigrant Fraud

    - The drivers licence fraud shown on TV3 last night has been described by Rt Hon Winston Peters as the “tip of the iceberg” in relation to offences carried out by a number of unscrupulous immigrants. See…Immigrant Fraud A Big Industry [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00466.htm


    Greens Displeased Greatest Reality TV Show In NZ Postponed

    - Green Co-Leader Rod Donald has accused the Government of throwing the baby out with the bath water with its decision to cancel funding for the live broadcast of Parliament. “Whatever the merits of TV networks being allowed to have cameras in the debating chamber, the case in favour of a live television broadcast of Parliament is overwhelmingly positive,” Green Co-Leader Rod Donald said. See… Greens baffled by broadcasting backdown [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00455.htm


    HMNZS Te Mana Test-Fires NATO Missile

    - The Royal New Zealand Navy frigate HMNZS TE MANA currently in the Tasman Sea off the East Coast of Australia has test fired a NATO Sea Sparrow missile. These firings are conducted once every two years and provide a significant opportunity to prove system operations and the ships operational preparedness. The missile used is a Telemetry version of the warshot carried by the ANZAC frigates with performance of the missile monitored and later analysed. See... NAVY Frigate Starts Deployment With Missile Firing [1] RELATED: Strikemaster Jet takes to the Road [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00200.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00199.htm


    MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES:

  • Govt - Bio Commerce key for economic growth [1]
  • Govt - Powerful action taken on climate change [2]
  • Govt - Goff welcomes report as blueprint for UN reform [3]
  • Govt - Pilot projects for growth and innovation announced [4]
  • National - This is why change is needed [5]
  • Greens - Something rotten in the state of dental health [6]
  • ACT - Helen Clark overrules Speaker on TV ban [7]
  • ACT - Youth justice policy feeble [8]
  • United Future - Split DOC in two to reclaim it from green zealots [9]
  • United Future - Environment policy on scientific evidence [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00457.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00464.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00463.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00461.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00468.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00465.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00456.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00454.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00459.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00458.htm

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