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Police Budget Blowout
Cybervandal Strike
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DNA Mixups
Savage Censor
Seattle WTO Protests - Skeleton Woman
Irish Eyes Are Streaming

Cervical Inquiry – Member Quits
Some Nights In Bangkok, Singapore
ACC Expert Proves PM Wrong
Suspect DNA Testing
School Year Changed
The State Of Our Health
MMP Bias Feared

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Police Budget Blowout

- Police say they are in danger of a budget blowout, with their finances having to support both the failed INCIS project and the Wanganui computer See... Police In Danger Of Budget Blowout [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00062.htm


Cybervandal Strike

- The United States Government has called in the FBI after computer vandalism disrupted several high profile internet sites, shutting out millions of users. See... FBI To Find Cybervandals [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00060.htm


Scoop In Parliament

- Today's Question Time covered the following subjects: Hauraki Gulf Park Land - ACC Select Committee - INCIS Inquiry - @Work Insurance - Restaurant Endorsement By MPs - Industry Development - Our Health Our Future - Sky Hawks And F16s - State Housing ... See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00059.htm


Scoop Opinion: World Peace, Step One

- Today Great Britain and Israel - two nations who ought to know better - are the source of global worries about a deterioration in the quest for peace. Scoop's Alastair Thompson reports. See... Scoop Opinion: The Path To Peace [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00058.htm


Scoop Opinion: Boy Joerg

- Joerg Haider leader of the far-right Freedom Party was recently elected into Austrian Government. Rather than over-reacting to Haider's innocent praising of Hitler's full-employment policies, we should be concerned about: (i) why increasing numbers of European voters are voting for racist parties, (ii) why parties to the left of the mildly-right-wing .. See... Keith Rankin's Thursday Column - Boy Joerg [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00052.htm


DNA Mixups

- Police Minister George Hawkins wants police powers broadened to take DNA samples, but Britain's DNA database computer has mistakenly mismatched an innocent man to a burglary. John Howard reports. See... UK DNA Mismatch [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00053.htm


Savage Censor

- A kiwi “family movie” has been given an R18 rating by the Film Censor, because of drunkeness and an incident with a gas cylinder, prompting an appeal by the filmmakers. See... A Censor’s Rating Savages Film [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00056.htm


Seattle WTO Protests – From The Street

- Paul Hawken (a leading environmental businessman and new-economic theorist) has come up with a stunning WTO story, integrating the scene on the street with the issues in question, moving to a very dramatic conclusion. See... Guest Opinion: Skeleton Woman Snared In Seattle [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00055.htm


Irish Eyes Are Streaming

- Isn't technology amazing, or maybe we've seen so much of it it's no longer so exciting, lately Shell Oil have created a wonderful new petroleum product set to make the world a much better place. Yet no one seems very excited. Greg Meylan writes from Dublin. See... Irish Eyes: Clean By Exhaust [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00054.htm


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Cervical Inquiry – Member Quits

- One of three members of the Gisborne Cervical Screening Inquiry team is standing down because of delays when the inquiry moved from Auckland to Gisbourne. See... Gisborne Cervical Screening Inquiry Resignation [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00115.htm


Some Nights In Bangkok, Singapore

- Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton leaves on Friday for Singapore and Bangkok, where he will talk to Asian trade Ministers at a UN Conference on Trade and Development. See... Sutton To Visit Bangkok, Singapore [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00114.htm


ACC Expert Proves PM Wrong

- A submission by an international expert on workers compensation, proves conclusively that the Prime Minister is wrong about overseas experiences with private accident compensation, says National. See... Overseas expert rejects Clark statements on ACC [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00111.htm


Suspect DNA Testing

- Police Minister George Hawkins’ plans for wider use of DNA testing places the spotlight on his Alliance coalition partners’ soft-on-crime stance, according to United New Zealand Party leader, Peter Dunne. See... Will The Alliance Let Hawkins’ DNA Plan Succeed? [1] . Yesterday the Minister said he planned to make mouth-swab DNA testing compulsory for all suspects arrested by police. The Minister’s support for the policy originally proposed by National is welcomed says the Opposition Police Spokesperson. See... Hawkins' Support For DNA Sampling Welcomed [2] both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00108.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00113.htm


School Year Changed

- The primary school year for 2001 will start later and end closer to Christmas, Education Minister Trevor Mallard announced today. See... Later Start For Primary Schools Next Year [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00105.htm


The State Of Our Health

- The health of New Zealanders has improved greatly over the past 50 years but many challenges lie ahead, a new Ministry of Health report shows. See... NZer's Health Improved, But Still A Long Way To Go [1] in the General wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0002/S00054.htm


MMP Bias Feared

- New Zealand First has asked the Prime Minister to appoint an independent person to head the MMP Review Committee because of the public anti-MMP stance taken in the past by the Speaker, Jonathan Hunt. See... Independence Needed For Mmp Review - NZ First [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00092.htm


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