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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Scoop Report: UTU! Tamihere Delivers His Revenge
NZ Malaysia Free Trade Agreement Launched
NZ Defence To Buy German Made Helicopters
SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Scoop Report: Tiredness And Fatigue Is Killing Sex Lives
UN Warns Of Environmental Dead-Zones
United Nations Scheduled To Pull Out Of Bougainville
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News & More Is There!
Sam Smith Remarks On The Digestion Of Ideas In DC
Dave McArthur’s Bonus Joules & NZ Wages
Radha Basnyat On The Nepali Democracy Crisis
MORE COMMENTARY:

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Commission Heralds Action Plan For Human Rights In NZ
Hobbs Applauds Trolley Bus Decision
Cullen Challenges National To Present Alternative "Costed" Budget
Peters Seeks Answers From Police Over Dead Man's Alleged Assault
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LEAD STORY:
Scoop Report: UTU! Tamihere Delivers His Revenge

John Tamihere.Kevin List reports that during the general debate in Parliament today, John Tamihere advised TV3 journalist Duncan Garner “To get a real job.” Mr Tamihere’s career advice to Mr Garner came at the end of a speech criticising certain sections of the media, mainly those with the surname Garner who work for TV3. Tamihere was critical of their ethical standards. See... Tamihere Tells TV3 Journalist To Get a Real Job [1] ALSO:

  • TV3 News Boss Backs Quality Of Garner's Journalism [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00302.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00303.htm


    NZ Malaysia Free Trade Agreement Launched

    - Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today that Malaysia and New Zealand have agreed to begin negotiations on a free trade agreement as soon as possible. Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi, who is visiting New Zealand, met Helen Clark today. Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi was later joined by the five Malaysian ministers accompanying him for discussions with the New Zealand Cabinet. See... NZ and Malaysia launch FTA negotiations [1] ALSO:

  • Progressive Party - Greens' hostility to fair trade with China [2]
  • Dairy Assn - DCANZ Welcomes FTA Launch [3]
  • Meat Industry - FTA Negotiations with Malaysia welcomed [4]
  • Meat & Wool - FTA negotiation with Malaysia welcomed [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00586.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00575.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00284.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00282.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00281.htm


    NZ Defence To Buy German Made Helicopters

    - The Chief of Air Force, Air Vice-Marshal John Hamilton has today welcomed a Government announcement that the NH90 will replace the Air Force’s fleet of Iroquois Helicopters. “This is excellent news for the Air Force and those that depend on the helicopter support we provide,” says Air Vice-Marshal Hamilton. See... Images: Air Force Helicopter Replacement [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00291.htm


    SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:

  • Questions for Oral Answer - 31 March 2005 [1]
  • Questions and Answers for Oral Answer 30 March 05 [2]
  • Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 29 March 2005 [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00582.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00571.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00544.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Police Take Action on Alleged Sex Cases [1]
  • AA reminds drivers about 1 April tax increase [2]
  • SEEK and XtraMSN Sign Long-term Content Deal [3]
  • Rally For Justice In Palestine Saturday: Queen St [4]
  • Debt Report On Young Doctors Causes Concern [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00272.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0503/S00349.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0503/S00347.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00271.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0503/S00116.htm


    Scoop Report: Tiredness And Fatigue Is Killing Sex Lives

    - Feeling listless? Feeling over-tired and fatigued? Feeling too tired for sex? Marietta Gross reports that a United States study has found 58 per cent of Americans are too tired for sex. That's the findings of a study by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) that concludes idleness caused by sleep shortage is a factor for connubial problems and also neglect of marital duties. See... Tiredness, Fatigue Killing Your Sex-Life? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00300.htm


    UN Warns Of Environmental Dead-Zones

    Eco-Map.The emergence of new diseases, sudden changes in water quality, creation of coastal “dead zones,” the collapse of fisheries and shifts in regional climate are just some of the potential consequences of humankind’s degradation of the planet’s ecosystems, ... . See… UN Report Warns Of New Diseases And ‘Dead Zones’ [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00457.htm


    United Nations Scheduled To Pull Out Of Bougainville

    - With elections for the first autonomous government in the Papua New Guinea province of Bougainville scheduled for late May and early June, the United Nations mission there plans to fold its tent at the end of June, a report to the Security Council ... See... UN Mission In Bougainville Scheduled To End [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00472.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • UN Will Have To Halt Food Aid To North Korea [1]
  • Japan Completes 18 Year Whale Research Programme [2]
  • Amnesty: Time For UN To Act On Human Rights [3]
  • No Evidence Bird Flu Spreads Easily In Humans [4]
  • Congo: UN Mission To Disarm Foreign Fighters [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00463.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00466.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00462.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00460.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00459.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News & More Is There!

    - Well, if you had the choice, wouldn't you put Rob Robinson up for a TV interview over George Hawkins? The Police Commissioner ("a civil servant!" hissed John Campbell) was clearly paying attention during media skills training, and handled an enjoyably ... See... Public Address 31/03/05 - Missing George [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00312.htm


    Sam Smith Remarks On The Digestion Of Ideas In DC

    - Upon reading the lead story in today's Washington Post the thought occurred that if I weren't a dissident journalist I'd make a hell of a member of the establishment. The thought quickly dissipated even though my futile arguments that the president ... See... Sam Smith: A Brief Encounter With The Normal [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00311.htm


    Dave McArthur’s Bonus Joules & NZ Wages

    - "Market forces determine pay rates." So reads the headlines in the Wellington Dominion Post (5 Feb 05). The local investment guru is pronouncing on why the average wage in New Zealand is lagging behind other indicators in an "expanding economy". See... Bonus Joules: First Impressions [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00309.htm


    Radha Basnyat On The Nepali Democracy Crisis

    - It was a good thing that career politicians who had looted the country were arrested and placed behind bars. Hopefully, they will get appropriate punishment. See... Radha Basnyat: Let Us Live In Peace [1] MORE:

  • Sanjay Upadhya - SOS in the Himalayas [2]
  • Kamala Sarup - To Prevent Internal Refugees Is To Prevent War [3]
  • Kamala Sarup - Operating A Successful Democracy Is Not Easy [4]
  • Richard Ehrlich - Nepal's Seeks US Help To Squash Maoist Rebellion [5]
  • Kamala Sarup - Nepali People Can Live Peacefully [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00304.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00296.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00295.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00294.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00264.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00268.htm


    MORE COMMENTARY:

  • Steve Weissman - If You Believe in Freedom, Step Aside [1]
  • Sam Smith - Sam Smith: The Hidden Issue On The Middle East [2]
  • Mary Pitt - How Power Corrupts Absolutely [3]
  • Mark Drolette - Comic Relief From Feith While Bushies Lie [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00308.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00307.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00306.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00305.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Commission Heralds Action Plan For Human Rights In NZ

    - New Zealand could lead the world in human rights if it stops violence against children and continues to reduce poverty. This is the conclusion of the first-ever comprehensive action plan for improving human rights in New Zealand. Mana ki Te Tangata/the New Zealand Action Plan for Human Rights, released publicly on 31 March, proposes practical steps ranging from those aimed at reducing violence and abuse in the community to steps to improve harmonious relations among New Zealand’s diverse communities. See... Commission Announces Human Rights Action Plan [1] ALSO: Free Quality Education Vital For Children & Young [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00267.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00268.htm


    Hobbs Applauds Trolley Bus Decision

    - Wellington Central MP Marian Hobbs says it's great news the future of Wellington's trolley buses seems assured. See... Marian Hobbs welcomes trolley bus progress [1] RELATED:

  • Govt - Full costs of transport revealed [2]
  • Greens - Greens applaud decision to save Wgtn’s trolley bus [3]
  • Greens - Society subsidises road transport [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00596.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00594.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00599.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00595.htm


    Cullen Challenges National To Present Alternative "Costed" Budget

    - Finance Minister Michael Cullen today challenged the National Party to produce a full alternative budget after he presents his sixth budget on 19 May. “Labour in opposition produced fully costed and comprehensive alternative budgets based on the same accounting principles and economic assumptions used by the government of the day. That gave great confidence to financial markets, the Reserve Bank and independent observers that Labour’s proposed programme added up fiscally," Cullen Said. See... Cullen Challenges Brash: Show Us The Numbers [1] ALSO:

  • Progressive Party - Progressive challenges Nats To Alternative Budget [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00553.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00555.htm


    Peters Seeks Answers From Police Over Dead Man's Alleged Assault

    Rt Hon Winston Peters today demanded answers from the Police Minister on the events surrounding the death of a man following an altercation with an off duty police officer in Auckland last November. Michael Famodun, 33, who died last month, left a detailed account of how he was assaulted in the Countdown car park in Lynnfield by a police officer who objected to him using a space set aside for the disabled. See... Victim Seeks Justice From The Grave - Peters [1] ALSO:

  • Police - Police: Allegation Officer Caused Death Unfounded [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00565.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00273.htm


    MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES:

  • Govt - War pensions and allowances to rise [1]
  • Govt - Key finally gets it [2]
  • Govt - A better Auckland region for all [3]
  • Govt - Bill unlikely to proceed [4]
  • Govt - Flood risk management review underway [5]
  • Govt - Education counsellor for Kuala Lumpur announced [6]
  • Govt - Upgraded pipeline to Auckland launched [7]
  • Govt - Increased funding for i-SITE visitor info centres [8]
  • Govt - Hobbs Address to 7th Annual Public Law Forum [9]
  • Govt - Another scampi fisher accepts compensation [10]
  • Govt - Claims Parliament will have to close are nonsense [11]
  • Govt - When will Mr English ever get his facts right? [12]
  • Progressive Party - robson-on-politics: Thur 31 March [13]
  • Nats - Tax discounts another red tape nightmare [14]
  • Nats - Botched laws could force Labour out of Beehive [15]
  • Nats - Labour should come clean on size of spending cuts [16]
  • Nats - Will it cost more or less to send a letter now? [17]
  • Nats - Labour ignores Disability Strategy [18]
  • NatsGreens meddling in workplace [19]
  • Nats - CYF registrations increase [20]
  • NZ First - Election Year Stalling On Marine Reserves Bill [21]
  • ACT - Sheltered workshop petition tabled in Parliament [22]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00593.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00598.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00597.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00592.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00588.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00587.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00580.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00579.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00578.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00576.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00574.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00572.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00589.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00600.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00573.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00577.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00584.htm
    [18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00581.htm
    [19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00591.htm
    [20] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00590.htm
    [21] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00583.htm
    [22] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00585.htm

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