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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
BUDGET 2005: Money To Hear More Kiwi Music Over There
FULL COVERAGE: The Election Advertising Debate
Greens Back 'Every Child Counts' Campaign
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Papal Selection Conclave - Day One
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Pacific Ecologist – New Issue Out Now!
Hard News Is There!
Owen McShane's Short Shrift For Peak Oil Theorists
Sonia Nettnin: Palestine Film Festival's Opening Night
Guest Opinion: The US National Election Reform Conference
MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
ACT Gets $17k In Costs Award From Awatere-Huata
National Party Warning Regarding Beach Ownership
Signing Of Thai Trade Deal A Step Backwards - Greens
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LEAD STORY:
BUDGET 2005: Money To Hear More Kiwi Music Over There

[1] Economic Development Minister Jim Anderton and Broadcasting Minister Steve Maharey announced today an investment of $5.4 million to support export growth of the New Zealand music industry. The package, which includes $2 million for the NZ Music Industry Commission and $3.4 million for NZ on Air, has been developed in response to the report of the Music Industry Export Development Group. See... $5.4 million to promote contemporary music exports [2] MORE:

  • Jim Anderton - Anderton: Supporting economic growth [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00394.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00394.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00400.htm


    FULL COVERAGE: The Election Advertising Debate

    - ACT Leader Rodney Hide today labelled the Electoral Commission's allocation of broadcasting funds as a rort on taxpayers. See... Funds allocation a rort [1] . See also Maori Party response… Broadcasting Allocations Disappointing [2] MORE:

  • Alliance - Campaign funding makes a mockery of democracy [3]
  • Libertarianz - Libz say abolish state funding of party broadcasts [4]
  • EARLIER:
  • Scoop Report - NZ First Adverts Funding Snub Defended By National [5]
  • NZ First - Electoral Commission Hopelessly Biased [6]
  • Electoral Commission - Electoral Com. Broadcasting Allocation Decision [7] & Election broadcasting allocations announced [8]
  • National - National Disappointed At "Unfair" Allocation [9]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00386.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00390.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00226.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00234.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00163.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00376.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00222.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00219.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00383.htm


    Greens Back 'Every Child Counts' Campaign

    - Green Co-Leader Rod Donald called for a multi-party accord to end child poverty by 2010 at the launch of the 'Every Child Counts' campaign in Auckland today. See... Greens call for 'multi-party accord' for children [1] MORE:

  • United Future - UF backs children’s initiative [2]
  • Barnardos - ‘Every Child Counts’ [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00392.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00407.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00236.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Flu vaccination campaign on track for all patients [1]
  • Advertising Revenue exceeds 2 Billion Dollars [2]
  • Image: Wholphin Gives Birth at Sea Life Park [3]
  • Union Finds Employer “Guilty”: Aid Staff Strike [4]
  • CTU: Workers on Board for Profit and Productivity [5]
  • Pacific Island Anglicans in New Zealand Celebrate [6]
  • Imminent closure of squid fishery [7]
  • "Rasonable force" and disciplining children [8]
  • New Zealand’s Great Whites Tagged for First Time [9]
  • Garnet Milne - Repealing the Harlotry Act [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0504/S00068.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0504/S00232.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0504/S00051.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00229.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00237.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00228.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00227.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00225.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00224.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00233.htm


    Papal Selection Conclave - Day One

    [1] Personal and community prayer, ballots and a retreatlike atmosphere are the characteristics of the conclave that 115 cardinal electors are holding to elect a new pope. See... A Day in the Life of the Conclave [2] MORE:

  • Holy Spirit's Role in the Election of a Pope [3]
  • Pope's Advice to the One Elected [4]
  • Black Smoke Indicates No New Pope Yet [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00282.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00282.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00283.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00281.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00280.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Activists put Defence Industries on trial [1]
  • 500 "bombspotters" arrested at nuke inspection [2]
  • Greenpeace calls for nuclear -free NATO [3]
  • Cuba, the UN Human Rights Com And OAS Race [4]
  • State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for April 18 [5]
  • No Improvement In Strife-Torn Darfur Region [6]
  • Africa’s Economic Growth Highest In Eight Years [7]
  • UN: India And Pakistan Dialogue Gets Warm Support [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00271.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00270.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00269.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00267.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00279.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00277.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00276.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00275.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Pacific Ecologist – New Issue Out Now!

    - On 30 March, yet another study, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) Synthesis Report highlights the global environmental crisis. The MA, conducted by 1,300 experts from 95 countries warns 60 percent of ecosystem services supporting life on Earth e.g fresh water, fisheries, air and water regulation, and regional climate are being degraded or used unsustainably. This adds to a stream of recent reports saying similar things. See... Pacific Ecologist Issue 10 – Late Summer 2005 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00168.htm


    Hard News Is There!

    - Surely, if God actually chose the Pope it would be much simpler. Just put everyone's name in a hat, and have an innocent child draw out the name of the next pontiff. If God wants an African Pope, or a Latin American one - or for that matter a female... See... Public Address 19/04/05 - Choice [1] 19 April 2005 |


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00180.htm


    Owen McShane's Short Shrift For Peak Oil Theorists

    - I know many people get their kicks out of forecasting doom but a little balance is needed. The following piece from OpinionJournal.com spells out the real geopolitics and geo-economics of oil and what we should do about it. See... Scoop Feedback: The Peak Oil Mirage [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00166.htm


    Sonia Nettnin: Palestine Film Festival's Opening Night

    - Opening night of the 4th Annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival brought Professor Joseph Massad to the Gene Siskel Film Center where he shared his essay, “The Weapon of Culture: Cinema in the Palestinian Liberation Struggle,” forthcoming in Hamid Dabashi, editor, Palestinian Cinema, (London, Verso, 2005). See... Nettnin: Massad Lectures at Palestine Film Fest. [1] MORE REVIEWS:

  • Sonia Nettnin Film Review: Women in Struggle [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00178.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00154.htm


    Guest Opinion: The US National Election Reform Conference

    - As they slowly hack democracy to death, we’re as alone — we citizens — as we’ve ever been, protected only by the dust-covered clichés of the nation’s founding: “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.” It’s time to blow off the dust and start paying the price. See... Robert C. Koehler: The Silent Scream Of Numbers [1] MORE:

  • Between The Lines - 2004 Presidential Election Legitimacy Investigated [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00175.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00174.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Evelyn Pringle - Ken Kramer - Crusader For Kids Against TeenScreen [1]
  • Ivan Eland - Reforming Homeland Security Department is Unlikely [2]
  • Marjorie Cohn - Bully Bolton Threatens National Security [3]
  • Sanjay Upadhya - Nepal - Perils Of International Ambivalence [4]
  • Kamala Sarup - Don't Attack Schools [5]
  • Bill Berkowitz - Homegrown Terrorists And Homeland Security [6]
  • narconews.com - Narco News Turns Five [7]
  • SpinWatch.org - New Labour Banish Victims Of Racism From Lancaster [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00167.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00179.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00176.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00177.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00173.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00172.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00170.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00169.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    ACT Gets $17k In Costs Award From Awatere-Huata

    - ACT Leader Rodney Hide today said it was pleasing that the Donna Awatere Huata case was finally over, and that ACT could now fully concentrate on the election campaign. See... ACT on Supreme Court ruling [1] MORE:

  • NZ Supreme Court - Supreme Court Costs Decision Prebble Vs Huata [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00399.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00230.htm


    National Party Warning Regarding Beach Ownership

    - National Party Leader Don Brash is expecting more Maori to follow Ngati Porou’s lead and start direct negotiations with Labour over the ownership of our coast. See... Beach ownership on Ngati Porou agenda [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00398.htm


    Signing Of Thai Trade Deal A Step Backwards - Greens

    - The Green Party has accused the Government of riding roughshod over democracy by signing a free-trade deal with Thailand before the Foreign Affairs Select Committee has finished its examination of the agreement. See... Labour insults democracy by fast-tracking Thai FTA [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00391.htm


    MORE PARLIAMENT HEADLINES:

  • Green Party - Brash responds to Zimbabwe cricket boycott [1]
  • Green Party - Report reveals Labour's student debt shame [2]
  • NZ Govt - Changes to international student policy [3]
  • NZ Govt - Extra funding to help NZ prepare for the worst [4]
  • NZ Govt - International survey out of date, and flawed [5]
  • NZ Govt - SAGES funding now available nation-wide [6]
  • NZ Govt. - So Much for Standards in Education! [7]
  • NZ Govt. - New Zealand Tourism Flows Model Under Development [8]
  • NZ Govt. - Cullen Address to Banker and Investment Forum [9]
  • ACT - Hide - It's time to get tough on crime [10]
  • ACT - Confusion reigns over flu vaccine [11] , Flu vaccine delayed even further [12] & Minister must explain flu vaccine hold-up [13]
  • ACT - Family Group Conferences aren't reducing crime [14]
  • ACT - ACT releases policy on red tape [15]
  • National Party - Will Hawkins deliver on Civil Defence? [16]
  • National Party - Berrymans deserve justice [17]
  • National Party - DOC’s padlocks hinder rescue services [18]
  • National Party - Further failures in flu jab fiasco (II) [19]
  • National Party - Brash supports quality education for all [20]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00389.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00416.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00414.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00413.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00412.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00405.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00393.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00396.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00395.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00397.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00388.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00387.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00385.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00409.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00408.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00417.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00415.htm
    [18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00406.htm
    [19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00403.htm
    [20] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00401.htm

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