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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
The Taping Of Tamihere
An Economic Critique Of The Argument For V8s In Wellington
Green Party Challenge To Visiting Indonesian President
Amnesty Calls For Côte d'Ivoire Investigation Into New Zealander's Death
Anniversary East Timor Massacre: Justice Demanded For Victims
More Russell Brown On Schiavo Is Here!
Good Returns Book Review: Finance For Couples

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Cullen Says NZ Institute's Wealth Plan Too Expensive
NZ backs UN decision on Sudan
Suicide rate is falling

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Report: The Taping Of Tamihere

[1] - Scoop contacted Investigate editor, Ian Wishart for an ‘on the record’ interview to ask him about how the now legendary lunchtime conversation with Mr Tamihere came about. What follows is a verbatim transcript of Scoop's Kevin List's 'on the record' interview with Mr Wishart. See... Ian Wishart ‘On The Record’ About Taping Tamihere [2] Full Coverage: Tamihere Unplugged [3] National to watch John Tamihere’s apology closely [4] Tamihere gets it right on unions [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00056.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00056.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00057.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00123.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00122.htm


An Economic Critique Of The Argument For V8s In Wellington

- The Wellington City Council (the Council) has recently released a Statement of Proposal [1] for a V8 Supercar Championship Series, to be run annually over a period of seven years. It has also commissioned a report from McDermott Miller Ltd [2] to assess the economic impact of the event (dated 28 February). This paper from VUW's Martin Lally examines the cost and benefit arguments raised in those two documents, and considers certain additional issues. See... A Review Of The Wellington V8 Car Race Proposal [3] & Scoop Images: Flags Held To Greet A President [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/pdfs/v8/v8proposal.pdf
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/pdfs/v8/v8econimpact.pdf
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00046.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00058.htm


Green Party Challenge To Visiting Indonesian President

- Green MPs Rod Donald and Nandor Tanczos welcomed Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono this afternoon with the flags of West Papua and Aceh, two "nations" Indonesia continues to occupy and oppress. See... Greens challenge Indonesian President [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00124.htm

INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Amnesty Calls For Côte d'Ivoire Investigation Into New Zealander's Death

 Côte d'Ivoire“Amnesty International New Zealand urges officials of the Forces Nouvelles (FN), who control the northern part of Côte d'Ivoire, to immediately carry out a thorough, impartial and independent investigation into circumstances surrounding the death of Mr. Brian Sands”, said Ced Simpson, Executive Director of Amnesty International New Zealand. See... Amnesty Urges Inquiry Into Brian Sands' Death [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00095.htm


Anniversary East Timor Massacre: Justice Demanded For Victims

- April 6: On the sixth anniversary of the massacres at the Catholic Church in Liquica, East Timor, the East Timor Action Network (ETAN) urged the international community to heed East Timorese cries for justice. "The international community must keep its commitment to the victims of this and other horrific crimes committed in East Timor," said John M. Miller, spokesperson for ETAN. "We must continue to pursue accountability for crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide committed during Indonesia's illegal occupation of East Timor between 1975 and 1999." See... Justice Call On East Timor Massacre Anniversary [1] Anti-Peace Actions Counterballance Gaza Pullout [2] IFJ Report Into 66 Media Deaths In Philippines [3] UN Envoy For Iraq Seeks European Aid [4] Northwest Colombia: 2000 People Flee Armed Groups [5] UN Gives List Of Darfur War Crimes Suspects To ICC [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00101.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00105.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00103.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00099.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00097.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00095.htm


More Russell Brown On Schiavo Is Here!

- Just a quickie today: the way the death of Terri Schiavo neatly segued into the death of the Pope has encouraged the US conservative right to go ahead and politicise the Pope to try and carry forward the momentum generated by the Schiavo debacle... See... Public Address 06/04/05 - Ethics And Ethnics [1] Mary Pitt: Michael Shiavo - A Hero For This Time [2] Schiavo Case's Intended & Unintended Consequences [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00055.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00050.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00049.htm


Good Returns Book Review: Finance For Couples

- Linda Gough, an investment columnist in Australia, has written this book to help young couples (married, de facto and same-sex) to sort their finances and personal arrangements to give themselves security for the future. Although it is quite a slim book and easy to read, it covers a wide range of topics, from budgeting to taxes, wills and divorce. See... Book Review: The NZ Couples' Guide to Money [1] Ivan Eland: Bureaucratic Buffet to Fix U.S. Intel. [2] Why Should I Pay For Someone Else’s Education? [3] On the Cease-Fire between Israel and Palestine [4] Kamala Sarup: Love, Literature And Parijat [5] John Pilger: ‘They Are Afraid Of You’ [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00054.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00053.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00052.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00051.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00048.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00047.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Cullen Says NZ Institute's Wealth Plan Too Expensive

- The government agrees it is important to raise savings, but Institute's plan too expensive. Finance Minister Michael Cullen today welcomed the final instalment in the New Zealand Institute's discussion on creating an ownership society, saying it was a useful contribution to the policy debate and that the government concurred with the Institute's broad analysis. See... Cullen on NZ Institute report [1] NZ Institute Proposes Bold Action [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00100.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0504/S00066.htm


NZ backs UN decision on Sudan

- Foreign Minister Phil Goff has welcomed the UN Security Council's decision to establish a peacekeeping mission in Sudan, impose sanctions, and refer the situation in Darfur to the International Criminal Court (ICC). See... Goff welcomes UN decision on Sudan [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00121.htm


Suicide rate is falling

- New Zealand as a society continues to face a very serious challenge from suicide, says Associate Health Minister Jim Anderton. See... Anderton comments on falling suicide rate [1] Cynical Collins insults parents [2] Gallipoli essay winners announced [3] Toll motorway policy approved [4] Trevor Mallard Speech to ITF Members Forum [5] Targeting quality and relevance in tertiary ed. [6] Jim Anderton Speech At The Aquaculture Forum [7] Fresh VIBE for Hutt Valley Youth Health Service [8] robson-on-politics - Tues 5 April [9] Police deserve answers on Hawkins [10] Stock-take needed at Te Papa over art loss [11] Struggle for work-life balance starts today [12] Govt should follow DHB lead on software [13] Strip police of traffic duties [14] Dunne maintains PHARMAC attack [15] Hate Speech Laws Would Capture Tamihere [16] Teach Kids The Value Of Memorials - Gudgeon [17] Truth Hurts Labour Says Peters [18]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00111.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00109.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00094.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00074.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00071.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00070.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00068.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00067.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00073.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00069.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00075.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00105.htm
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00106.htm
[14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00102.htm
[15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00120.htm
[16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00078.htm
[17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00076.htm
[18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00072.htm

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