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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Will Algeria Really Seek Justice For Victims Of Brutal Regime?
Prime Minister Attends Tampa Boy's Citizenship Ceremony
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Scoop Report: Standing Orders House Stoush
Scoop Report: The Taping Of Tamihere
UN Specialist Says HIV/AIDS Increases Among Women In All Regions
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SCOOP COLUMNS:
The V8 Debate Heats Up In The Capital
Hard News & More Is There!
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OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Labour's Hobbs Concerns Over Cambodia Work Conditions
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LEAD STORY:
Will Algeria Really Seek Justice For Victims Of Brutal Regime?

Ahmed Zaoui -
Scoop Image by Kevin List.Ahmed Zaoui's lawyers are to appear before the New Zealand Supreme Court next week submitting that human rights ought to be considered during a review of a security risk certificate issued against him by the NZ Security Intelligence Service. But what is the situation back in Algeria? Is Algeria moving to address the crimes of a brutal regime that reigned throughout the 1990s? Is it really seeking justice for its murdered? Or is this merely a diversion? See... Tarek Cherkaoui: Is Algeria Facing Up To Ghosts of the Past? [1] ALSO, FULL COVERAGE: Ahmed Zaoui & Refugee Issues [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00071.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=nauru


Prime Minister Attends Tampa Boy's Citizenship Ceremony

- Prime Minister Helen Clark and Internal Affairs Minister George Hawkins today attended a ceremony where 76 of the former Tampa refugees became New Zealand citizens. The 76 Afghans were amongst the group of 433 people rescued from a sinking Indonesian fishing boat off the coast of Australia by the Norwegian container ship Tampa in August, 2001. A group from the Tampa was subsequently accepted as refugees by New Zealand. See... Tampa boys become New Zealand citizens [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00169.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Council to request more police for Manukau [1]
  • Union Leader Warns of More Industrial Action [2]
  • Commander of Royal Brunei Armed Forces visits NZ [3]
  • Suicide Trending Down – But Still 2 Youths A Week [4]
  • Kapiti Holds Its Place As Finest Cheese Maker [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0504/S00046.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00115.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00112.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00110.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0504/S00092.htm


    Scoop Report: Standing Orders House Stoush

    - Alastair Thompson writes that in protest over an incident last night during which Leader of the House Michael Cullen "collapsed" the private members bills debate - by removing all Ministers from the House - the house this afternoon experienced an unprecedented standing orders fillibuster. See... Standing Orders Protest Yields A Partial Victory [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00070.htm


    Scoop Report: The Taping Of Tamihere

    - 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 [1] . For much much more see also… Full Coverage: Tamihere Unplugged [2] MORE:

  • Scoop Report - A short Dr Sharples IV on the weeks topical issues [3]
  • National Party - 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/S00057.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00068.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00123.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00122.htm


    UN Specialist Says HIV/AIDS Increases Among Women In All Regions

    Ahmed Zaoui -
Scoop Image by Kevin List.Presenting a report indicating how violence against women increases their risk of contracting HIV/AIDS, a United Nations expert told the UN Commission on Human Rights that the number of women living with the disease had increased in every region. See... Violence Cause of HIV Spread Amongst Women [1] ALSO:

  • UN - Treatment Crucial To Stopping Spread Of Hiv/Aids [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00145.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00148.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • John Paul II's Last Will and Testament [1]
  • Rains Fail For Fifth Year In Eritrea [2]
  • Angola: UN Appeals To Fight Deadly Marburg Disease [3]
  • Millions Of Maternal And Child Deaths Preventable [4]
  • Armed groups in Jammu/Kashmir targeting civilians [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00134.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00147.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00142.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00139.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00135.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    The V8 Debate Heats Up In The Capital

    - “The V8 race is not about us and them, it’s not personal or anything like that - it is really about fiscal irresponsibility, lost opportunities and image,” thundered author Lloyd Jones last evening. See... Wellington Gets ‘Rarked Up’ By V8 Race [1] . See also…V8 Supporter Clueless About Race Deal Details [2] MORE:

  • Martin Lally - A Review Of The Wellington V8 Car Race Proposal [3]
  • Marian Hobbs - V8 public meeting at Paramount Theatre [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00081.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00082.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00046.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00187.htm


    Hard News & More Is There!

    - Time for a laugh, I think. The best thing to come out of the whole Tamihere shemozzle must surely be the excellent Hairy McLairy parody aired on Morning Report today after whizzing around the Internet this week... See... Public Address 08/04/05 - A Laugh Or Two [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00080.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Bill Berkowitz - Berkowitz: Viguerie's Army Attacks Social Security [1]
  • William Fisher - William Fisher: Listen Up, Karen Hughes [2]
  • narconews.com - Black Thursday '05: A Coup Begins Today in Mexico [3]
  • Kamala Sarup - Nepal And Bangladesh, A Strong Relationship [4]
  • Genevieve Cora Fraser - Israel Strategic Advantage & ME Center At Brandeis [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00079.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00078.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00077.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00076.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00075.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Labour's Hobbs Concerns Over Cambodia Work Conditions

    - International efforts to promote labour rights and resolve damaging labour disputes in Cambodia would receive New Zealand government support, Aid Minister Marian Hobbs said today. "Labour conflicts, caused by disputes over work conditions, are threatening jobs and businesses in Cambodia's manufacturing and service industries," Marian Hobbs said. "We and the International Labour Organisation want to turn things around." See…NZ works to promote labour rights in Cambodia [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00183.htm


    MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES:

  • Govt - Beehive Bulletin April 8 2005 [1]
  • Govt - Anderton speech - Cheesemakers Association [2]
  • Govt - Tampa boys become New Zealand citizens [3]
  • Govt - New Zealand medical research receives boost [4]
  • Nats - NZQA downplays facilitator role [5]
  • Nats -Gerry in the House 8 April 2005 [6]
  • Nats - Labour dictates childcare drop-off times [7]
  • Nats - Rich irony in PM’s family friendly photo op [8]
  • Nats - Carter tables farm dog exemption bill [9]
  • Nats - Labour finally agrees with national on grooming [10]
  • Nats - Agenda for Children slips off Labour’s agenda? [11]
  • Greens - Flexible Working Hours Bill clears first hurdle [12]
  • United - Select committee members attack freedom of speech [13]
  • United - Correction to Pharmac list [14]
  • United - Copeland champions right to know parents, children [15]
  • ACT - Rodney Hide Speech - ACT on growth [16]
  • Maori Party - Family Rights:Turia Disappointed Media Didn't Show [17]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00179.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00178.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00169.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00166.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00165.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00182.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00181.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00180.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00177.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00172.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00168.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00173.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00176.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00175.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00174.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00171.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00167.htm

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