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Published: Wed 25 Feb 2004 04:44 PM
TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY:
Wintringham Releases Dalziel Inquiry Terms Of Reference
THE RACE DEBATE: Greens Urge Govt. Not To Panic
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
UN Body Concludes Globalisation Must Be Harnessed
Indigenous Children Suffer Greater Threats To Their Survival
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES
SCOOP COLUMNS:
Scoop Images: Today Is Ash Wednesday
Sam Smith On The Perils Of Travel In A Post 911 America
Jason Leopold Reports On The 64 Tonne Skeleton In Dick Cheney's Closet
Cartoon: A View Of John Kerry
William Rivers Pitt On The Plame Game
Bernard Weiner Assesses Progressive Options For Super Tuesday
UQ Wire: News Roundup From 9/11 CitizensWatch
British Lawyer Says David Kelly Murdered By French
Daily Katya Rivas Meditations
OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Govt Announces $650,000 Flood Aid For Councils
Goff Welcomes North Korean Talks Resumption
Watch Out For Those On Their Bikes Says Mike
NewZealand.Com Wins Another Award
On The Passing Of Margaret Wilson From The Labour Portfolio
Wendy Gets A Job With NZ First
NZ First Supports Hypothetical Foreshore U-Turn
CYFS Urged To Deal With Child Prostitution
NZ Announces New Organ Donation Policy
Mallard's School Closure Reasoning Lacks Integrity
Flood Aid Welcomed
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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS------------
Scoop Is In The House
– For today's questions see... Questions for Oral Answer - Wednesday, 25 February [1] . For Tuesday’s questions and answers for oral answer see... Questions & Answers for Oral Answer - 24 February [2] .
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00437.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00431.htm
LEAD STORY:
Wintringham Releases Dalziel Inquiry Terms Of Reference
-The State Services Commissioner, Michael Wintringham, has released the Terms of Reference for his inquiry into actions of employees of the Immigration Service and the Parliamentary Service surrounding Lianne Dalziel’s leaking of a privileged document. See... Dalziel Inquiry: Terms of Reference Released [1] REACTION: - ACT - SSC Terms of Reference Need to be Widened [2] For more on this story see... STORY OF THE WEEK [3]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0402/S00153.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00441.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/index.html#sow
THE RACE DEBATE: Greens Urge Govt. Not To Panic
- The Green Party is encouraging the Government to ignore the current frenzy of poll-driven hysteria over racial issues, and to hold fast to policies based on social justice and honouring the Treaty. See... Greens tell Govt: 'Don't Panic, Helen!' [1] MORE ON THE RACE DEBATE: - Peter Dunne - UF calls for Royal Commission on future of Treaty [2] - John Tamihere - Column: Seeking Nation Builders [3] - Steve Maharey - Maharey keeps up pressure on Brash to apologise [4] - Jim Anderton - Op-ed: Nationhood and Ngati Kiwi [5] - Alliance Party - Keep foreshore and seabed in public domain [6]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00443.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00440.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00427.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00424.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00423.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0402/S00150.htm
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Appointment Of Director, E-Government Unit [1] Denise Kingsmill: People Are Paramount [2] World Bank, Pentagon: global warming red alert [3] Two Thirds of Maui’s dolphin may get fins bolted [4] Tariq Ali In New Zealand - Writers & Readers Week [5] Lomu-Kingsley Jones Relationship Draws To A Close [6] Roger Kerr Reflects On Two Decades Of Reform [7] Animation Research to work on Waitaki River video [8]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0402/S00151.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0402/S00145.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0402/S00100.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0402/S00099.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0402/S00224.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0402/S00215.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00315.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00314.htm
UN Body Concludes Globalisation Must Be Harnessed
- The world's interdependent economy benefits few and disenfranchises many, according to a new report presented today by the United Nations International Labour Organization. See... Globalization Must Be Harnessed To Benefit All [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00246.htm
Indigenous Children Suffer Greater Threats To Their Survival
- MADRID, 25 February 2004 – Indigenous children are among the most vulnerable and marginalized groups in the world and global action is urgently needed to protect their survival and their rights, says a new report from UNICEF Innocenti Research ... See... Indigenous children face greater survival threats [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00251.htm
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES
Coalition Hails UN Involvement In Iraq's Future [1] Burundi: need to protect women and girls from rape [2] Asylum-Seeker Numbers Fall To Six-Year-Low [3] UN Appeals For $10mil To Feed Refugees In Ethiopia [4] Massive Demonstrations throughout Palestine [5]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00252.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00250.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00245.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00244.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00241.htm
SCOOP FRINGE 2004 COVERAGE:


Opening Tomorrow Night @ Bats
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FRINGE '04: Scrambled Legs Presents 7
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Scoop Fringe 2004 Feature
SCOOP COLUMNS:
Scoop Images: Today Is Ash Wednesday
- A small group of worshippers marked Ash Wednesday today with the traditional marking of foreheads with ashes beside the Cenotaph outside Parliament. The service of the Ashes was led by Father Gerard Burns of St Anne's Catholic Parish, Newtown. See... Scoop Images: Ash Wednesday At The Cenotaph [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00215.htm
Sam Smith On The Perils Of Travel In A Post 911 America
- This report is coming to you direct from a laptop computer that scant hours ago was in the custody - along with its owner and his wife - of the Transportation Security Administration at MacArthur Airport in Islip, Long Island. See... From Possible Evil Doer To Likely Victim Of Terror [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00214.htm
Jason Leopold Reports On The 64 Tonne Skeleton In Dick Cheney's Closet
- Halliburton and its former chief executive, Vice President Dick Cheney, could become President Bush’s Achilles heel come the November presidential election. See... Halliburton's Second Criminal Probe In Four Years [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00213.htm
Cartoon: A View Of John Kerry
- Cartoon by John Chuckman See... Chuckman Cartoon: John Kerry, Bush Lite [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00212.htm
William Rivers Pitt On The Plame Game
- Her name was Valerie Plame, and she was a NOC. NOC is a designation within the Central Intelligence Agency which means "non-official cover." It denotes an agent working under such deep cover that said agent cannot be officially associated with the American intelligence community in any way, shape or form. See... William Rivers Pitt: A NOC at Bush's Door [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00209.htm
Bernard Weiner Assesses Progressive Options For Super Tuesday
- Those of us about to vote in our state primaries -- Super Tuesday a week from now, with more large-state balloting coming right on its heels -- have some important pondering to do. See... Bernard Weiner: The Progressive Dilemma: K K or E? [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00206.htm
UQ Wire: News Roundup From 9/11 CitizensWatch
- A comprehensive examination of 9/11 and its aftermath demands review of a variety of difficult and controversial issues and questions. Toward that end CitizensWatch has compiled the following stories that have appeared recently online and in the press. See... UQ Wire: 9/11 News/Lobbying Initiative [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00210.htm
British Lawyer Says David Kelly Murdered By French
- Michael Shrimpton, a British National Security Lawyer with numerous contacts in intelligence on both sides of the Atlantic, appeared on the US Alex Jones Radio Show yesterday evening (morning, US time), and asserted that Dr David Kelly, who was found "dead in the woods" last July, did not commit suicide as claimed in the Hutton Report, but was taken out by a team of assassins brought in from abroad. See... 'David Kelly Murdered' Says British Lawyer [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00211.htm
Daily Katya Rivas Meditations
- Just as spring water, always clear and fresh, flows out of an open rock in the mountains, in like manner from My ever open Heart flows My Love for all mankind. See... Katya Rivas: Love Is Not in the Books [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00208.htm


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Zaoui Case: Week of Action To Highlight SIS Allegations
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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)------------
Govt Announces $650,000 Flood Aid For Councils
- Civil Defence Minister George Hawkins today announced $650,000 would be advanced to lower North Island Councils hit by recent flooding. See... $650,000 flood aid for local councils [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00430.htm
Goff Welcomes North Korean Talks Resumption
- Foreign Minister Phil Goff today welcomed the resumption of Six Party talks on the North Korean nuclear issue in Beijing. See... Goff welcomes resumption of North Korea talks [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00442.htm
Watch Out For Those On Their Bikes Says Mike
- Green MP Mike Ward has called on traffic planners, government agencies and police to adopt a much sharper focus on cycle safety and motorists' awareness and attitudes toward cyclists. See... Watch for bikes, says Mike [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00439.htm
NewZealand.Com Wins Another Award
- Minister of Tourism Mark Burton is once again congratulating Tourism New Zealand for the outstanding achievement of winning the 2004 Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Grand Award for Marketing for their work on the successful 100% Pure New Zealand campaign. They were also awarded gold for the 100% Pure travel poster and their official website, www.newzealand.com. See... More international accolades for Tourism NZ [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00438.htm
On The Passing Of Margaret Wilson From The Labour Portfolio
- "Labour's poll-driven lack of character and conviction has been confirmed! Their u-turn on racially based policies and the school review program has been the biggest turnaround since David first spied Goliath." See... If Wilson Leant Further Left She'd Fall Over [1] MORE: - Auckland Chamber - Paul Swain Will Bring A Pragmatic Face To Table [2] - CTU - Wilson Leaves Enduring Legacy in Labour Laws [3]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00436.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0402/S00148.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0402/S00147.htm
Wendy Gets A Job With NZ First
- New Zealand First would like to announce the appointment of the Hon Roger McClay to the position of senior advisor to the Rt Hon Winston Peters. See... Roger McClay Appointed NZ First Senior Advisor [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00435.htm
NZ First Supports Hypothetical Foreshore U-Turn
- New Zealand First would support any fresh moves by Labour to ensure that the Crown had legal title to the foreshore and seabed. Rt Hon Winston Peters today welcomed reports that the Government was reviewing its position on the issue. See... NZ First Would Support Foreshore Move [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00434.htm
CYFS Urged To Deal With Child Prostitution
- Most child prostitutes would be known to CYFS - and if they're not, they should be, United Future welfare spokeswoman Judy Turner says. See... Turner: CYFS can't close eyes to child prostitutes [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00433.htm
NZ Announces New Organ Donation Policy
- Health Minister Annette King says the Government backs setting up a national organ donation agency to give a national focus to organ donation, to expand the education of health professionals and to co-ordinate organ donation. See... Comprehensive Approach To Organ Donations [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00428.htm
Mallard's School Closure Reasoning Lacks Integrity
- Trevor Mallard's analysis of proposed rules for schools underlines the lack of integrity in his decisions to close 71 more schools, said Bill English today. See... 71 School closures for wrong reasons [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00426.htm
Flood Aid Welcomed
- Rangitikei MP Simon Power says it's a great relief that the Government has finally got the message on the level of destruction caused by last week's storms in the lower North Island. See... Local MP Welcomes Initial Cash Injection [1] and $650,000 flood aid for local councils [2]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00425.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00430.htm
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