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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS:
Weather: Cyclone Wati Turns Left Heads For New Zealand
SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:
Media: C4 sorry, promises not to air episode again
Employment: Non Revolutionaries Get Trip To Beehive -
MORE HEADLINES:
Whangamata Marina: Samuels Goes Into Bat For Opposing Team -
South Pacific: Bougainville Calls For End to Foreign Mercenaries
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Twin MSM Allegations Of US Military Murder In Iraq
Bob Woodward Becomes The President's Man
Leaving The Bank Of America
An Engineer Comments On Auckland's Traffic Woes
MORE SCOOP COMMENT & OPINION:
Katya Rivas's Passion: Serialised For Lent (Part 13 & 14)

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics):
Transport: Tau Henare And Hodgson In Agreement - UF Bag Greens! -
Peters VS The NZ Herald: Round Six Now Underway -
Greens: Terminator Genes Threaten Environmental Stability
MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES:

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Weather: Cyclone Wati Turns Left Heads For New Zealand

[1] - According to the latest forecast from the US Navy and Airforce Joint Typhoon Warning Center Cyclone Wati - which had been following in the footsteps of Cyclone Larry towards the Queensland coast - is about to make a 300 degree turn to the left and head for New Zealand. While it is unlikely to pack cyclone force winds by the time it reaches New Zealand it is highly possible it wil bring sustained damaging gale force winds and torrential rains to New Zealand's West Coast as early as Sunday. See… Supercomputer Weather: Cyclone Wati Heads For NZ [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00332.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00332.htm


SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:

  • Questions for Oral Answer - Thursday 23 March 2006 [1]
  • Questions And Answers - Wednesday 22 March 2006 [2]
  • Questions And Answers - Tuesday 21 March 2006 [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00392.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00383.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00356.htm


    Media: C4 sorry, promises not to air episode again

    - C4, which recently broadcast the controversial South Park “Bloody Mary” episode, has had its Standards Committee review the formal complaints received in relation to the programme. The Committee has decided not to uphold the complaints, based on compliance with the Television Code approved by the Broadcasting Standards Authority - an independent Government body. See... Broadcaster Apologises for South Park Offence [1] ALSO:

  • Family Life International - Family Life praises CanWest's apology [2]
  • Family Life International - Comments cast doubt on legitimacy of C4 apology [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0603/S00367.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0603/S00172.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0603/S00189.htm


    Employment: Non Revolutionaries Get Trip To Beehive -

    News that some school students will be engaging further in the democratic process following Monday's 'strike' by Auckland school students in support of her Bill to remove youth rates has been greeted with pleasure by Green Party Industrial Relations Spokesperson Sue Bradford. On Monday, students at Takapuna Grammar were urged by their principal not to take part in the 'strike', and were promised in return that three students would be able to visit Parliament. See..Positive outcome from Monday's student 'strike' [1] ALSO:

  • National Protest organisers should apologise to parents [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00379.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00363.htm


    MORE HEADLINES:

  • Peak Oil and NZ’s Flawed Oil Pricing Assumptions [1]
  • Don't sack Canterbury academics - Greens [2]
  • The New Black [3]
  • Signs of Increased Pressure at Raoul, Volcanologis [4]
  • Annual Current Account Deficit Widens Further [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0603/S00185.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00390.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0603/S00169.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0603/S00051.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0603/S00370.htm


    Whangamata Marina: Samuels Goes Into Bat For Opposing Team -

    The Whangamata Marina Society today welcomed the support for their position provided by Labour MP and Associate Minister of Economic Development Dover Samuels. “Mr Samuels is to be congratulated for raising the serious issues of legal process surrounding the Conservation Minister’s unilateral decision to overturn a ruling by the Environment Court,” Society President Mick Kelly said. He was commenting on an interview with Mr Samuels in today’s edition of The Independent. See... Marina Society welcomes Dover Samuels' comments [1] ALSO:

  • Greens - Dover Samuels' goose is cooked [2]
  • Scoop Link:
  • The Independent -Dover Breaks Ranks

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0603/S00177.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00382.htm


    South Pacific: Bougainville Calls For End to Foreign Mercenaries

    - Bougainville's president has called on the PNG and Fiji governments to stop Fijian mercenaries coming to the troubled island. Five former Fijian soldiers have been training a security force for notorious conman Noah Musingku in a rebel-held zone in the south of the Papua New Guinea autonomous region. See... Bougainville Calls For Mercenaries End [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0603/S00406.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Mexican Campaign Turns Dirty as Obrador Stretches Lead [1]
  • Cyclone Larry: Defence Support To Queensland [2]
  • Sudan: Urgent action needed to counter brutality [3]
  • Satellites show forests critical at Earth Summit [4]
  • Gaza Food Crisis: UN Urges Opening of Crossing [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0603/S00409.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0603/S00407.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0603/S00405.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0603/S00392.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0603/S00391.htm


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    SCOOP COLUMNS


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    Twin MSM Allegations Of US Military Murder In Iraq

    - BAGHDAD, Iraq (Knight Ridder)- Iraqi police have accused American troops of executing 11 people, including a 75-year-old woman and a 6-month-old infant, in the aftermath of a raid last Wednesday on a house about 60 miles north of Baghdad. See... Iraqi Police Report: Civilians Killed By US Troops [1] . Meanwhile Last November, U.S. Marines killed 15 Iraqi civilians in their homes. Was it self-defense, an accident or cold-blooded revenge? Scoop Link: Time - US Marines Civilian Massacre? [2] RELATED:

  • afterdowningstreet.org - An Iraqi-American Student Speaks Out [3]
  • Dahr Jamail - Dahr Jamail: Operation Swarm of Lies [4]
  • afterdowningstreet.org - 51 Arrests at Pentagon On 3rd Anniversary of War [5]
  • Robert Parry - Iraq - U.S. News Media's Waterloo [6]
  • Between The Lines - Antiwar Groups Target Flawed Corporate Media [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00311.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00312.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00322.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00313.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00318.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00309.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00308.htm


    When Bob Woodward Was The President's Man

    - He is referred to as "official one" and he is the mysterious senior Bush administration official who unmasked the identity of an undercover CIA operative to Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Bob Woodward in mid-June 2003 and conservative columnist Robert Novak a month later. See... Jason Leopold: Woodward's Plame Leak Deep Throat [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00314.htm


    Leaving The Bank Of America

    - Okay, there it was, and I had to face it. I was out of sync, not in alignment, a sore thumb in the evenhanded practicality of “Coming Clean.” Ever since the first time I heard Catherine Austin Fitts speak, in December 2004, she had been talking about how it important it is to change to a local bank. Ten months later, even after Solari’s excellent audio seminar "Where Would Jesus Bank (and other good folks too)?" had been released, I was still feeding the Bank of America, commonly known as the B of A. See... Mapping The Real Deal: Banking Local [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00315.htm


    An Engineer Comments On Auckland's Traffic Woes

    - One of the most important events of the present decade in New Zealand is Auckland’s traffic problem. Auckland is facing a serious traffic problem, which is deteriorating day by day. See... Auckland’s Traffic and Changes in Travel Behaviour [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00330.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENT & OPINION:

  • Russell Brown et Ors. - Public Address 23/03/06 - Crash! [1]
  • Scott Galindez - Someone Should Tell Bush Why We Went to War [2]
  • Ramzy Baroud - The Jericho Prison Raid [3]
  • Remi Kanazi - US Media Bias: Covering Israel/Palestine [4]
  • Green Left Weekly - The Nuclear Madness Of George Bush [5]
  • William Blum - The Anti-Empire Report March 22, 2006 [6]
  • Sol Salbe - No To Apologists For The Mass Murder Of Civilians [7]
  • Mark Drolette - Mark Drolette: America Über Alles [8]
  • Mary Pitt - Mary Pitt: What If We Don't? [9]
  • Tanveer Jafri - Tanveer Jafri: Beware of Internet Thugs [10]
  • narconews.com - Conroy: Law Enforcement Corruption in Colombia [11]
  • Bernard Weiner - Anti-Semitism and the New "Jews" [12]
  • Between The Lines - Norton Resigns After Weakening Land Protection [13]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00331.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00329.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00328.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00327.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00326.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00325.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00324.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00323.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00321.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00320.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00310.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00307.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00306.htm


    Katya Rivas's Passion: Serialised For Lent (Part 13 & 14)

    - Look at Me, My dear ones. Letting Myself be led with the meekness of a lamb to the terrible torture of the scourging. On My Body, already covered with blows and overwhelmed with fatigue, the executioners cruelly discharge terrible lashes with braided rope, with rods. See... Katya Rivas: The Scourging of Jesus [1] SEE ALSO:

  • Part 13 - Katya Rivas: Jesus Is Taken Again before Pilate [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00319.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00305.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)


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    Transport: Tau Henare And Hodgson In Agreement - UF Bag Greens! -

    National MP Tau Henare today admitted the National government failed to invest sufficiently on Auckland roads during the 1990s. Acting Minister of Transport Pete Hodgson welcomed Mr Henare's admission on Paul Holmes' breakfast show this morning. When asked by Mr Holmes if Auckland's traffic congestion problems were caused by National's underinvestment in the 1990s, Henare said: "You are absolutely right, you are absolutely right." See... Tau Henare slams National's roading failures [1] ALSO:

  • Greens - Transport chaos this week proves need for funding [2]
  • United Future - Copeland highlights Greens' negative influence [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00380.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00374.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00369.htm


    Peters VS The NZ Herald: Round Six Now Underway -

    Foreign Minister Winston Peters has described an editorial carried yesterday in the New Zealand Herald as "petty, woefully misinformed, and factually incorrect"."Although consistent with previous snarky commentary carried in this formerly serious newspaper, this latest outpouring really does plumb new depths," said Mr Peters. See... Peters regrets NZ Herald plumbing new depths [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00357.htm


    Greens: Terminator Genes Threaten Environmental Stability

    - New Zealand's position on terminator technology at the UN Convention on Biodiversity shows a reckless disregard for biosafety and for international opinion, says Green Party Environment Spokesperson Nandor Tanczos. Terminator technology is a branch of genetic engineering which produces plants with sterile seeds. See... NZ a lout on world stage say Greens [1] ALSO:

  • NZ Govt - Benson-Pope: Use of genetic technology [2]
  • Green Party - Terminator: Govt. saying one thing, doing another [3]
  • Greenpeace - CBD must maintain moratorium on Terminator tech. [4]
  • Greenpeace - Greenpeace challenges NZ Government's take on Terminator policy [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00361.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00381.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00388.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0603/S00411.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0603/S00190.htm


    MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES:

  • NZ Govt - New PhD students are “brain gain” for New Zealand [1]
  • NZ Govt - Oyster season to open next week at existing limits [2]
  • NZ Govt - Thousands more receive surgery commitments [3]
  • National - SOE outflanks Labour ideology [4]
  • National - Dramatic decline in heart surgery in Auckland [5]
  • National - Open Polytechnic incites Aussies [6]
  • National - Parliament to debate organ donation bill [7]
  • National - Parliament to debate organ donation bill [8]
  • National - Labour fails to secure oil, gas exploration bids [9]
  • National - Maharey makes a mockery of school secrecy [10]
  • National - More 'P' being found in prisons [11]
  • Green Party- GE medicine derived from human/mouse hybrid gene [12]
  • Maori Party - Sharples: Tariff Amendment Bill [13]
  • Maori Party - General Debate : Dr Pita Sharples [14]
  • United Future - Copeland highlights Greens' negative influence [15]
  • United Future - Police run shy on clients of underage prostitutes [16]
  • Progressive Party - Amendment to the Meat Board Act 2004 [17]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00359.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00368.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00372.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00366.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00377.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00358.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00364.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00364.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00376.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00371.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00370.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00360.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00373.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00378.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00369.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00367.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00365.htm

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