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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
Brash Targets PM In Wake Of Dalziel’s Lies
Acting Immigration Minister Must Take Fresh Look At Zaoui Case
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES: Roger Awards: The Appalling Tax Dodging Rort Of Juken Nissho
STORY OF THE WEEK: PM: Dalziel Resigns From All Portfolios
US Moves To Head Off Brazillian Drug Reform
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

SCOOP COLUMNS:
FRINGE '04: Atamira Reviewed By Jyoti
Stateside: Ralph Who Would Be POTUS
Hard News & More Is There
Solomon's Letter: It's Not Over Yet!
Meditations: War Without End
Scoop Images: Blues Get Stomped In Camberra
Thom Hartmann: Gay Marriage In The USA
Norma Sherry: The Exporting Of America's Jobs
Cartoons From Chuckman And Kidd Millennium
UQ Wire: 911 Families Challenge Inquiry To Do It's Job
Daily Katya Rivas Meditations

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Nick Smith Has Brash Support In Contempt Case
Anderton Shocked At Flood Destruction
Brash University Statement Continues To Ire Maharey
Poll Shows Half Maori Support Crown Ownership Of Foreshore
ACT's Letter Has Much To Gloat About
Newman Invited To Visit Her "State Castle"
Breast Screen Programme Extended
Call For Sickness Benefit Bar To Be Raised
Coddington Proposes Protest Action On School Closures
Pay For Lowest Paid Kiwis Increases
Phill Goff Addresses The Future Of The Pacific
Legalised Prostitution Proponents Should Consider Their Handiwork
Police Needs More Pathologists
New Elections Boss Announced

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Clean Approach Over Zaoui Asked of Acting Immigration Minister Ric Barker

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LEAD STORY:
Brash Targets PM In Wake Of Dalziel’s Lies

- National Party Leader Don Brash says the public needs answers about the role of the Prime Minister's electorate office in the 'leaks and lies' scandal that's led to the sacking of Immigration Minister Lianne Dalziel. See... Answers needed on mysterious handling of letter [1] ALSO: National: More questions in Sri Lankan case [2] MORE: See... STORY OF THE WEEK [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00364.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00361.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/index.html#sow

Acting Immigration Minister Must Take Fresh Look At Zaoui Case

- Zaoui lawyers, coalition partner Progressive Party's MP Matt Robson and Green MP Keith Locke are all calling for a fresh look at the country's most contentious refugee case. See... New Minister can right past wrongs [1] ALSO: - Zaoui Lawyers Seek 'Objective Review' From PM [2] - Lawyers Release Allegations Agaist Zaoui [3] - SIS Summary Of Allegations Against Ahmed Zaoui [4] - Robson Inquires In France: ‘Ahmed Zaoui Should Be Released’ [5] - Amnesty International - Zaoui Info Raises More Questions Than Answers [6] - Keith Locke: Govt. king hit on Zaoui turns out to be damp squib [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00365.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00170.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00169.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00181.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00355.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0402/S00120.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00342.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES: Roger Awards: The Appalling Tax Dodging Rort Of Juken Nissho

- The reasons for the Award are Juken Nissho's horrifying safety record in its plants and its arrogant disregard for the welfare of the Kaitaia community with the emissions from its triboard plant in the town". The judges called for a public inquiry into both aspects - health and safety, and pollution by its Kaitaia mill. See… Juken Nissho Winner Of Roger Award For Worst Corp [1]

  • District Health Board Deficit Increases [2]
  • Auckland Airport Breaks 10 Million Passenger Mark [3]
  • Sky TV Growth In 2004 Half Year Results [4]
  • Brash gives Nick Smith '100% support' [5]
  • Government Flood Helpline established [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0402/S00122.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00276.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00275.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00272.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00362.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00359.htm


    STORY OF THE WEEK: PM: Dalziel Resigns From All Portfolios

    - Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that she had received the resignation of the Honourable Lianne Dalziel from all her portfolios and has advised the Governor General to accept it. See... Helen Clark Announces Dalziel Resignation [1] ALSO: National: Inquiry still needed despite Dalziel's resignation [2] - NZ First: Dalziel Resignation Inevitable [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00352.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00354.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00353.htm


    US Moves To Head Off Brazillian Drug Reform

    -Days after Brazil's Congress approved a bill to decriminalize drug users, a heavy hitter from Foggy Bottom was dispatched to Brazil to discuss, among other matters, ''security concerns including terrorism and narcotrafficking.'' See... Al Giordano: State Dept Heavy Dispatched to Brazil [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00189.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • Australia To Boost Iraqi Army Training [1]
  • UN Concerned For Chechens Deprived Of Heating Gas [2]
  • Justice Louise Arbour Top UN Human Rights Official [3]
  • Timor-Leste Has Made Remarkable Progress [4]
  • Gush Shalom ad salutes International Court judges [5]
  • The Wall:
  • Israeli Voice Against the Wall - plans for Monday [6]
  • The Wall Must Fall! Demonstration schedule [7]
  • Hundreds march against wall in Beit Surik [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00222.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00221.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00218.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00216.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00212.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00211.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00210.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00209.htm


    SCOOP FRINGE 2004 COVERAGE:

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    FRINGE '04: Golden Boys

    Atamira Reviewed By Jyoti

    - Atamira is an awe-inspiring collective whose three pieces Whare Tangata, Hail and Te Paki left me breathless at the edge of my seat. See… FRINGE '04 REVIEW: Atamira [1] See also... Scoop Fringe 2004 Feature [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00195.htm
    [2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=fringe04


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Stateside: Ralph Who Would Be POTUS

    - ''At what point do you stop relying on a party to be an opposition party and start asking what else needs to be done to put some spine into Washington politics?'' So goes one of the FAQs on the votenader.org website, which just went up this morning ... See... Stateside: See Ralph Run! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00194.htm


    Hard News & More Is There

    - It generally takes something pretty substantial to drag our media around from the day-to-day focus on personalities and press releases and towards coverage of an issue in depth, but our sudden swelling of public feeling on race is clearly such a thing... See... Public Address 23/04/03 - Discussions [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00193.htm


    Solomon's Letter: It's Not Over Yet!

    - Last week at the end of Mike Hora's trial, the Family Charity Fund's last convicted, the Solomon Star ran a large, black headline: ''It's over!'' Unfortunately, it's definitely not over. See... John Roughan: It Ain't Over Yet! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00192.htm


    Meditations: War Without End

    - Way back in the '80's, during the frozen depths of the Cold War, there was a promising movement in America called ''Beyond War.'' It seems rather quaint now, since America has found an enemy that will never fail it, permitting us the luxury of permanent war - ''a global war on terror.'' See... Martin LeFevre: America Loves War [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00191.htm


    Scoop Images: Blues Get Stomped In Camberra

    - Images from Mark Graham in Canberra of the opening match for Auckland's Blues in this year's Super 12 Rugby campaign. The Blues lost 44 to 27. See... Super 12 Images: Blues v Brumbies [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00190.htm


    Thom Hartmann: Gay Marriage In The USA

    - "It's never been tried before." "The Bible doesn't mention it." "Civilized people have never done things this way." "No society in the 6000 years of the history of civilization since Gilgamesh has suggested such ... See... Thom Hartmann: Gay Marriage? Blame It On Jefferson [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00188.htm


    Norma Sherry: The Exporting Of America's Jobs

    - Say so long to the plumber's crack. So long Roto Rooter Man. To be precise, so long to the Roto Rooter man you used to know. But, the plumber you used to know is not the only worker you soon won't be able to recognize. See... Where, Oh Where Have All The Jobs Gone? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00187.htm


    Cartoons From Chuckman And Kidd Millennium

    - See... Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Next Stop, Ala-Bam! [1] and Chuckman Cartoons: Wacko Jacko & The First Couple [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00185.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00184.htm


    UQ Wire: 911 Families Challenge Inquiry To Do It's Job

    - CONTENTS: Part 1: Access to Presidential Daily Briefings - Part 2: Extension of Deadline until January 10, 2005 Part 3: Request for Senate Intelligence Committee to Hold Hearings on the 9/11 Independent Commission Part 4: Letter to Senate Select Intelligence Committee Requesting Hearing on 9/11 Independent Commission See... UQ Wire: 9/11 Families Issue Bold Challenge [1] and UQ Wire: 911 Families Throw Down Gauntlet [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00183.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00186.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas Meditations

    - Love of My sorrows, begin, starting today, to receive as spiritual brothers all the priests from all over the world, in order for them to conserve immaculate their lily Ecumenism! See... Katya Rivas: Love My Priests! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00182.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00169.htm
    Zaoui Lawyers Release Summary Of Accusations

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Nick Smith Has Brash Support In Contempt Case

    - National Party Leader Don Brash says MP Nick Smith has his "100% support" as he faces contempt proceedings in the High Court at Wellington tomorrow. See... Brash gives Nick Smith '100% support' [1] . See also ACT… No Need For Nick Smith Prosecution [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00362.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00378.htm


    Anderton Shocked At Flood Destruction

    - Industry & Regional Development Minister Jim Anderton says he is shocked by the extent of the destruction caused to homes, farmland and infrastructure by last week's devastating floods. See... Anderton: Big challenge to rebuild districts [1] MORE: - Jim Sutton - Lower North Island floods [2] - Steve Maharey - Government Flood Helpline established [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00367.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00366.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00359.htm


    Brash University Statement Continues To Ire Maharey

    - The government is continuing to demand that National Party leader Don Brash apologise for falsely claiming universities are lowering their standards to let Maori students graduate. See... Brash must put up or apologise for university slur [1] MORE FROM THE RACE DEBATE: - ACT - Maori Seats A Public Matter [2] - National - Don Brash visits Queenstown and Invercargill [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00375.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00356.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00363.htm


    Poll Shows Half Maori Support Crown Ownership Of Foreshore

    - National Party leader Don Brash has welcomed the results of a study by Massey University showing that more than half of Maori support Crown ownership of the beaches, foreshore and seabed. See... Brash welcomes foreshore support [1] MORE: - United Future - Dunne: No new entitlements for Maori [2] - ACT _ Massey Finding Raises Race Relations Hope [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00379.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00371.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00370.htm


    ACT's Letter Has Much To Gloat About

    - Lianne complains she is not the first minister to leak a paper and then deny knowledge. The ninth floor has made it an art form. Like Nixon in the Watergate scandal, Clark has fired her minister to hide her own role. See... ACT's The Letter - Monday 23 February 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00377.htm


    Newman Invited To Visit Her "State Castle"

    - Housing Minister Steve Maharey is offering to take Muriel Newman to the state house she described this afternoon as a state castle. See... Maharey offers Newman a tour of ‘state castle’ [1] and State Houses, Or State Castles? [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00360.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00357.htm


    Breast Screen Programme Extended

    - Health Minister Annette King today announced a major extension of the BreastScreen Aotearoa programme being rolled out from July 1 to include women up to their 70th birthday and from their 45th birthday. See... BreastScreen Aotearoa programme extended [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00385.htm


    Call For Sickness Benefit Bar To Be Raised

    - Specialist psychologists rather than general practitioners need to be making the diagnoses of psychological problems as sickness and invalid benefits spiral in those categories, United Future's social welfare spokeswoman, Judy Turner, said today. See... Psychologists, not GPs, for benefit testing [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00384.htm


    Coddington Proposes Protest Action On School Closures

    - ACT New Zealand Education Spokesman Deborah Coddington today urged New Zealanders to voice their anger over Labour's school closures and said that, with the Government's popularity in free-fall, the time was ripe to save their children's futures. See... Save Our Schools From Labour's Axe [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00383.htm


    Pay For Lowest Paid Kiwis Increases

    New Zealand's lowest paid workers will receive a 5.9% pay increase from 1 April, following changes to the minimum wage announced today by Labour Minister Margaret Wilson. See... Minimum Wage Increase [1] REACTION: - ACT - Desperate [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00382.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00380.htm


    Phill Goff Addresses The Future Of The Pacific

    - Challenges and responses for the Pacific - Opening speech - Conference on the Political Economy of Small Islands in the 21st Century - Victoria University Law School . See... Challenges and responses for the Pacific [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00374.htm


    Legalised Prostitution Proponents Should Consider Their Handiwork

    - New Zealand First leader Rt Hon Winston Peters is asking all MP’s who voted to legalise prostitution if they are happy that a booming child sex trade has been established in Christchurch. See... Christchurch Sex Scene Inevitable, Says Peters [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00373.htm


    Police Needs More Pathologists

    - Increasing drug related violence is putting pressure on the Police's understaffed forensic pathology service, with the Government admitting no long-term solution is likely, says National MP Tony Ryall. See... Pathologist shortage needs urgent fixing [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00372.htm


    New Elections Boss Announced

    - Associate Justice Minister Rick Barker today announced the appointment of Dr Helena Catt as the new Chief Executive of the Electoral Commission. See... New Electoral Commission CEO announced [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00369.htm

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