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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
PM Slams SIS Maori Bugging Spooks Scoop
Tamihere Placed On Extended Leave
Political Heat Turned Up Over Police Number Regional Allocations
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Serb Commander Charged With Crimes Against Humanity
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Rosalea Barker On Her Sunny Sunday
Scoop Feedback: Re: BBC Use Of Fake News
MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
English - Mallard Dithered While Wananga Went Off Track
ACT’s Letter – Tamihere Is Toast
Greens Say Playing Zimbabwe Is Just Not Cricket
MORE PARLIAMENT HEADLINES:

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
PM Slams SIS Maori Bugging Spooks Scoop

[1] - The Prime Minister has released a report on the SIS Maori bugging affair slamming the coverage of the story by the Sunday Star Times and Scoop.co.nz, and blaming the affair on a trio “trouble makers”. See... NEWSFLASH: PM & Justice Neazor Slam Scoop & SST [2] MORE:

  • Prime Minister - SISIG's Report on Alleged 'Operation Leaf' [3]
  • Background - Scoop Special Feature: Spooks [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00094.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00094.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00220.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/features/spooks.html


    Tamihere Placed On Extended Leave

    Statement From Prime Minister: Mr John Tamihere has been under considerable stress. By agreement with the leadership of the Labour Party he is now taking extended leave. He will not be attending caucus this Tuesday. See... Statement by Helen Clark on John Tamihere [1] MORE:

  • Russell Brown's Hard News - News From The Front Bum Front [2]
  • National - Tamihere must apologise for Holocaust comments [3]
  • ACT - PM must accept Tamihere's resignation [4]
  • ACT - Clark must stop dithering over Tamihere [5]
  • Scoop Link - NZ Herald: Tamihere ‘sick’ of Holocaust [6]
  • Scoop Link - NZPA: More offensive Tamihere comments [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00188.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00091.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00189.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00190.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00222.htm
    [6] - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?c_id=1&ObjectID=10119675
    [7] - http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3243462a10,00.html


    Political Heat Turned Up Over Police Number Regional Allocations

    - National's unprecedented attack on the independence of the Police Commissioner has masked its own failure to spell-out exactly what it will do to Police numbers and resources, Police Minister George Hawkins said today. See… National quick to pin 'blame' for less crime [1] ALSO:

  • Nats - Police Commissioner must clarify position [2]
  • ACT - 189 percent increase in traffic tickets
  • United Future - Alexander: We need 1300 more cops [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00194.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00200.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00219.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Department Of Labour - Juliette Gilbert found [1]
  • ALCP tell Parl to 'resolve prohibition conflict' [2]
  • DOC funding boost welcomed [3]
  • Fonterra Ends National Foods Offer Divests Stake [4]
  • Moody Blues Fan Donations Raise $3200 for Variety [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00125.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00124.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00123.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0504/S00117.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0504/S00059.htm


    Serb Commander Charged With Crimes Against Humanity

    The United Nations war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia today revealed charges of crimes against humanity against an ex-Serbian military commander for his role in planning and carrying out the massacre in 1995 of 1,000 Bosnian Muslim men from Srebrenica. See... Former Serb Commander Charged By UN Tribunal [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00162.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Tahiti: Disappeared Politician's Widow Demands Inquiry [1]
  • Palestine Update By ISM [2]
  • Armed Militia Savagely Attack Darfur Village [3]
  • Speedy Marburg Disease Diagnosis Vital - UN [4]
  • US Considers China's Influence in the Western Hemisphere [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00170.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00168.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00165.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00157.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00152.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Rosalea Barker On Her Sunny Sunday

    - With all this potting mix under my fingernails, I'm forced to observe--as an entry in my high school autograph book once did--that spring has sprung, the grass has riz, I wonder where da boidies iz! See... Stateside with Rosalea: Sunday, Sunny Sunday [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00092.htm


    Scoop Feedback: Re: BBC Use Of Fake News

    - In response to David Miller's article published on Scoop.co.nz on 24 March entitled 'BBC Say 'Fake Journalists' Will Not Be Used Again [1] '. From Charles Foster, Controller BFBS Radio & Helen Williams, Controller BFBS TV See... Scoop Feedback: Regarding BBC Use Of Fake News [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00240.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00090.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Ramzy Baroud - Palestinian Struggle - Reality vs. Rhetoric [1]
  • Translation by Sol Salbe - IDF Breaks Ceasefire Kills 3 Youths Playing Soccer [2]
  • Genevieve Cora Fraser - Israeli Belligerent Named As Refugee Commissioner [3]
  • Norman Solomon - Beyond The Narrow Limits Of News Coverage [4]
  • Kamala Sarup - Kamala Sarup: Peace In Women's Terms [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00089.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00088.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00087.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00086.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00085.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    English - Mallard Dithered While Wananga Went Off Track

    - National’s Education spokesman Bill English says Labour Education Ministers have been aware of the problems at Te Wänanga o Aotearoa for at least three years but have done nothing to remedy them. See... Labour all talk, no action over Wänanga [1] & Labour refuses full wananga consultant costs [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00218.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00202.htm


    ACT’s Letter – Tamihere Is Toast

    - The latest revelations from the Wishart interview with Tamihere have given the PM just the ammunition she needed. Tamihere is now toast. She didn't want to be seen beating up a guy who the public see as telling the truth about her government. See... ACT's The Letter - Monday April 11th, 2005 [1] MORE COLUMNS:

  • Newman Online - Fractious Factions Within Labour [2]
  • Progressives - Anderton's Enews [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00214.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00198.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00209.htm


    Greens Say Playing Zimbabwe Is Just Not Cricket

    - The Greens this morning stepped up their campaign to have the Black Caps' tour to Zimbabwe called off, writing to the Government asking it to give financial and political backing for a boycott. See... Govt should back Zimbabwe cricket boycott [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00211.htm


    MORE PARLIAMENT HEADLINES:

  • National - Blame Labour for your rising mortgage [1]
  • National - Labour takes a bet each way [2]
  • NZ First - Doc Priorities Need Review [3]
  • Greens - Staff cuts threaten Correspondence School [4]
  • Greens - ACT wants state houses in ghettos [5]
  • United Future - Copeland: Peters misleads Greypower [6]
  • United Future - Shameful week reinforces the role of the centre [7]
  • United Future - Turner welcomes Families Commission survey [8]
  • Labour Party - Minister of Health asked to consider DHB boundary [9]
  • NZ Govt - Launch - Photo op: Pre-budget announcement [10]
  • NZ Govt. - Consultation to begin on Whanganui Schools future [11]
  • NZ Govt. - New diploma recognises value of teachers [12]
  • NZ Govt. -$24.6m for core conservation work around NZ [13]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00216.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00199.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00213.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00217.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00212.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00210.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00207.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00205.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00204.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00215.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00193.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00192.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00191.htm

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