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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
PM At CNN Live, Via Satellite
Govt Monetary Policy Review Response
Is Jim Hickey Desperately Seeking Scoop?
Big News: Catholic Priest Caught In Moonie Mass Wedding
Bill Rosenberg: Hong Kong FTA Warnings
Business Confidence Declines, Still “Ebullient”
Dairy Merger Vote Date Set For 18 June
Greens Make Submission To Cannabis Inquiry
US Introduces NZ Trade Agreement Legislation

JUST POLITICS
Kiwis Want NZ To Own Air NZ – Peters
MMP Referendum Campaign Gets Cracking
GE Activists Protest Hazardous Substances and New Organism's Act
Robson Launches Expressions of Freedom & Fantasy
Youth Court Judge Appointed
Knowledge Wave Breaks Today
NZ Needs Improved Pay Across the Board
16% Reduction In Job Seekers At DWI
Max Tracks Down Pete, Sets Him Straight

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TOP SCOOPS


PM On CNN Live, Via Satellite

– I do appreciate this opportunity as the leader of one of the world's smaller nations, and, indeed, of a nation geographically on the periphery, to give you my perspective on the issues posed by nuclear weaponry today. See... 12th Annual CNN World Report Conference [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00638.htm


Govt Monetary Policy Review Response

- Finance Minister Michael Cullen today released the Government's proposed response to the recommendations of the Independent Review of the Operation of Monetary Policy by Professor Lars Svensson. See... Govt's response to Monetary Policy Review [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00643.htm


Is Jim Hickey Desperately Seeking Scoop?

- TV One and Meridian Energy have launched a nationwide search for unorthodox weather predictors. As our weather watching readers will have noticed, Scoop has been pursuing a serendipitous, ironic, political and metaphysical weather prediction system for some time, which has proved remarkably accurate. See... TV One and Meridian search for weather predictors [1] RECENT SCOOP WEATHER: - Sludge Report #74 – More Crap Weather For Dubya [2] - Supercomputer Weather: NZ's Big Chill To Linger [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0105/S00104.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00172.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00175.htm


Big News: Catholic Priest Caught In Moonie Mass Wedding

- Its not very often a Catholic archbishop marries a woman he has never met. However, if you’re the 71-year-old Zambian Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo, you can break all the rules and get married by the Rev Sun Myung Moon to a 43-year- old Korean in a mass Moonie wedding – but don’t expect to stay in the clergy. See... Big News: The Archbishop and the Moonie? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00179.htm


Bill Rosenberg: Hong Kong FTA Warnings

- Will future New Zealand governments ever again be able to create a People’s Bank to make other banks reduce their fees, regain ownership of ACC to ensure safety comes before profits, or force electricity companies to sell assets if they fail to perform adequately? See... The Rise of the Sovereign Corporation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00180.htm


Business Confidence Declines, Still “Ebullient”

- “The reduction in business confidence reflected in the latest National Bank survey is only to be expected given the uncertain world economy,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. See... Confidence surprisingly ebullient [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00641.htm


Dairy Merger Vote Date Set For 18 June

- Directors of New Zealand Dairy Group and Kiwi Co-operative Dairies have set Monday 18 June as the date for the shareholder votes on the formation of Global Dairy Company, John Roadley, Chairman of Global Dairy Company, announced today. See... Vote Date Set For 18 June [1] MORE: - Remarks By John Roadley To Media Conference [2] - Three Independent Directors Appointed [3] - Graeme S Hawkins: Director’s Biography [4] - Director’s Biography: John A Hood [5] - Firms Still Optimistic About Their Own Prospects [6] - CEO Appointment Process Agreed [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00265.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00268.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00266.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00267.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00271.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00270.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00269.htm


Greens Make Submission To Cannabis Inquiry

- The Green Party will be the second organisation to present a submission to the Select Committee Inquiry into Cannabis on its first day of public hearings tomorrow (Wednesday 20th). See... Greens to kick off cannabis inquiry [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00639.htm


US Introduces NZ Trade Agreement Legislation

- The introduction of a bill in the United States Senate to authorise a trade agreement between the United States and New Zealand was extremely welcome, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Proposed United States Trade Agreement Law [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00619.htm


JUST POLITICS


Kiwis Want NZ To Own Air NZ – Peters

- “New Zealanders do not want foreigners to own our airline, nor do we want higher travel costs, and we certainly do not want to see the demise of Air New Zealand,” Winston Peters, Leader of New Zealand First said in New Plymouth today. See... Qantas: We Are Convinced [1] and Govt Should Stop Dithering Over Air New Zealand - ACT [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00644.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00647.htm


MMP Referendum Campaign Gets Cracking

- A series or advertisements promoting a referendum on MMP has appeared in major metropolitan newspapers today. See... Referendum On MMP Gathers Speed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00139.htm


GE Activists Protest Hazardous Substances and New Organism's Act

- Supporters of a Public Vigil protesting against contamination from genetic engineering field trials will greet Environment Minister Marian Hobbs at the Auckland launch of the "Hazardous Substances" section of the Hazardous Substances and New Organism's Act today. See... Hobbs GE Protest Planned For Auckland Tomorrow [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00138.htm


Robson Launches Expressions of Freedom & Fantasy

– Prisons are sorry, hard places. And yet the book we are here to welcome today shows that something good and positive can emerge. See... Launch Of Expressions Of Freedom And Fantasy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00645.htm


Youth Court Judge Appointed

- The Attorney General Margaret Wilson has announced the appointment of District Court Judge Andrew Becroft of Wanganui as the Principal Youth Court Judge See... Appointment Of Principal Youth Court Judge [1] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00642.htm


Knowledge Wave Breaks Today

- A major announcement outlining detail of one of the the Catching The Knowledge Wave project will be made by the Prime Minister and the Vice-Chancellor of The University of Auckland on Wednesday. See... Joint Announcement – Catching The Knowledge Wave [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00640.htm


NZ Needs Improved Pay Across the Board

- More pay for executives should mean a greater contribution by recipients to improve the services available for working New Zealanders, Alliance leader and deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton said today. See... No gain without pain [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00637.htm


16% Reduction In Job Seekers At DWI

- Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey says that since November 1999 the number of people registered as job seekers with the Department of Work and Income has dropped by 37,560 or over 16%. See... DWI job-seeker register drops 16% since election [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00636.htm


Max Tracks Down Pete, Sets Him Straight

- "I am here Pete. However I do have absolute faith in my colleagues Tony Ryall and Pansy Wong to handle the shambles of a bill that you foisted on Parliament and the electricity sector," National MP Max Bradford said today in response to comments made by Pete Hodgson. See... Here I am, Pete [1] and Where's Max? [2] . See also... Electricity Industry Bill Report [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00635.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00618.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00626.htm

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