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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Scoop Column: Kevin List's A Week Of It Is In…
Wellington City Report Says V8 Race Should Not Go Ahead
Will Security Woes Erode Labour's Confidence
Scoop Satire: How Come Iraqis Haven't Heard Of Amer Mahdi Saleh Khashaly
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
UN Deploys African Union Soldiers To Dafur
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Russell Brown Addresses The Benson Pope Tennis Ball Sadism Debate
Dave McArthur Opines On Bulk Electricity Spin
Peter Cresswell Attributes Blair's Win To The War
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OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:
Brash Urges PM To Release Notes And Transcrips On Doone Affair
Anderton: No Quick Fix Programmes For Suicide Risk
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LEAD STORY:
Scoop Column: Kevin List's A Week Of It Is In…

A Week Of It!Having the good fortune to attend a fine Catholic School in the mid-80s, (St Bede's), this episode brought back memories of choice in education. In this case the choice related to which cane an evildoer would get their punishment from. An elderly scholar of the French language would present evildoers with the choice of the cutter, the masher or the basher. The cutter was so called because it was guaranteed to draw blood even after only 'a couple of licks'. A Week Of It: Publishing & Punishment [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00174.htm


Wellington City Report Says V8 Race Should Not Go Ahead

- A Wellington City Council report will recommend Councillors do not proceed with the proposal to host a V8 Supercars race in the capital in 2007. Council officers have made the recommendation because of two issues relating to the resource consent process: - The time required to get a resource consent - The cost and uncertainty of the resource consent application process… See... Report recommends not proceeding with V8 race [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0505/S00110.htm


Will Security Woes Erode Labour's Confidence

- Paul Buchanan considers whether there is a slow cloud building on the horizon of Labour’s re-election. It has loomed larger for the last three years, although it has it origins in previous National governments. That cloud is called insecurity. There is a general unease in the air about security-related issues. Public apprehension is not so much about immediate security threats as it is about the government’s ability to plan for and deal with them. On that score, there is wide spread scepticism that transcends the normal boundaries of social uncertainty about the future. See... Lapses in Security Have Election Implications [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00166.htm


Scoop Satire: How Come Iraqis Haven't Heard Of Amer Mahdi Saleh Khashaly

- Lyndon Hood writes that Amer Mahdi Saleh Khashaly's profile has been low since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. Many Iraqs had never even heard of him, let alone thought of lynching him. Even the occupying forces had ignored him. So despite his fondest wishes, when he left Iraq he was quite likely to return. But thanks to WInston Peters, his outlook has changed. See... Lyndon Hood: Thanks Winston! Says Grateful Refugee [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00167.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Latest On Foot And Mouth Waiheke Is. Situation [1]
  • Carter Calls For Defence Chief's Head [2]
  • Chief of Defence Apologises For Employment Litigation Letters [3]
  • New Zealanders to observe Bougainville election [4]
  • Wlgtn Group To Protest Israeli ‘Celebrations' [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0505/S00135.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00321.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0505/S00131.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00318.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0505/S00137.htm

    UN Deploys African Union Soldiers To Dafur

    - The United Nations Security Council today applauded the African Union (AU) for the peacemaking leadership role it has taken in the troubled Darfur region of western Sudan, especially its decision to expand its small peacekeeping mission there… See... Security Council Welcomes AU Peacekeeping in Dafur [1] ALSO:

  • UN: Militia Attacks in Darfur Increased in April [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00237.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00233.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • RAAF Emergency Response Capability Visits Vietnam [1]
  • Iraq Emerging As Transit Country for Drugs [2]
  • Concern at Rocket Fired From Lebanon into Israel [3]
  • Amnesty Details Afghanistan's crimes against women [4]
  • Fiji: New Coup Plotters Face Regional Military Strike [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00239.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00232.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00229.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00225.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00224.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Russell Brown Addresses The Benson Pope Tennis Ball Sadism Debate

    - I wouldn't put too much stock in Rodney Hide's apparent speedy withdrawal of his claims of historical classroom bullying against associate education minister David Benson Pope. I'd say the whole idea was to extract denials on multiple allegations ... See... Public Address 13/05/05 - Going Nuclear [1] MORE:

  • Scoop - David Benson-Pope Denies Tennis Ball Sadism>
  • Govt. - Minister rejects allegation of assault

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00172.htm


    Dave McArthur Opines On Bulk Electricity Spin

    - Have you ever suddenly seen through a massive con? If you are like me, you don’t know whether to rage against the perpetrator, to be depressed by your ignorance or to laugh at your own gullibility. See... Bonus Joules: Confusion or Concussion? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00161.htm


    Peter Cresswell Attributes Blair's Win To The War

    - This week, why PC is uncharacteristically celebrating a Labour victory, and unceremoniously plotting where New Zealand's political parties fit in the political spectrum. See... Not PC: Blair's Post-Election Blues Vs NZ Politics [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00173.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Bill Berkowitz - Amway - 'Masters of deception' [1]
  • Kamala Sarup - Governments Have Failed To Save Women's Lives [2]
  • narconews - Anti-Drug War Demo in Argentina & Narco-Economics [3]
  • David Bacon - CAFTA'S Vision - Privatization At Gunpoint [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00171.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00170.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00169.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00168.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:

  • Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 12 May 2005 [1]
  • Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 11 May 2005 [2]
  • Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 10 May 2005 [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00311.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00272.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00238.htm


    Brash Urges PM To Release Notes And Transcrips On Doone Affair

    - National Party Leader Don Brash says the latest selective leaks around the Doonegate affair have the "trademark Helen Clark feel about them. Helen Clark has already been caught out repeatedly seeding false information to a national newspaper." Dr Brash is responding to a one-line quote which appears in the Christchurch Press today. "Helen Clark must release all the notes and transcripts so the public can see the full story. So far she has refused repeated calls in Parliament to do so. Selective leaks only serve to erode her credibility further." See... Release the transcripts [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00330.htm


    Anderton: No Quick Fix Programmes For Suicide Risk

    - There are no quick fix programmes that can be implemented to significantly cut the suicide rate, says Associate Health Minister, Jim Anderton. Releasing two reports that review the latest research on suicide prevention, Mr Anderton said the reasons why people take their own lives are complex. See... No easy answers to tackling suicide [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00322.htm


    MORE PARLIAMENT HEADLINES:

  • PM - Budget 05: Home equity protection for older NZers [1]
  • Govt - Beehive Bulletin – 13 May 2005 [2]
  • Govt - Non-bank finance sector review announced [3]
  • Govt - Changes to Credit Union rules [4]
  • Govt - New Zealanders to observe Bougainville election [5]
  • Govt- O'Connor speech to NZ Rural GP Conference [6]
  • Govt - Travel Assitance Q&A [7]
  • Govt - $36m health policy improves access for rural NZers [8]
  • Govt - New plant access to NZ to be improved [9]
  • Nats - Reconsideration of the Drinking Age Needed [10]
  • ACT - 31,000 wait to get on hospital waiting lists-ACT [11]
  • ACT - Coddington's Liberty Belle [12]
  • ACT - Labour tolerates hypocrisy in Ferguson case [13]
  • Greens - Aussies know what they're eating NZers don't [14]
  • United - Dialysis patients suffer for want of training [15]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00320.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00327.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00326.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00325.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00318.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00317.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00316.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00315.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00314.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00328.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00324.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00323.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00321.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00319.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00313.htm

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