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D-Day: Dairy Mega-Merger Gets Green Light
Sludge Report: US President Speaks With Forked Tongue
Sludge Report: A Middle East Peace Formula From The Bible
All Blacks Vs Manu Samoa - Match Report
Stateside: Wrestling With The Muse
Cabinet Considering Super Changes Today
US Agrees To Abide By WTO Lamb Ruling
D-Day For Dairy Mega-Merger - Could The Vote Be Headed For The Courts?
Scoop World: Greenpeace Climate Change Action In North Sea
Scoop World: An Opportunity For The US To Redeem Itself
Scoop World: The Battle Of Gothenburg - Shot In Sweden
Scoop Art: Calling All Short Film Makers – You Have To Be In To Win
Katya Rivas: The Importance Of The Small Things

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D-Day: Dairy Mega-Merger Gets Green Light

- “An outstanding mandate” is how Dairy Farmers of New Zealand (DFNZ) National Chairman Charlie Pedersen described today's vote in favour of Global Co. See... Global Dairy Co. Unleashes Industry's Potential [1] . See also Government reaction …Dairy Farmers' Vote Result [2] . FOR FULL COVERAGE OF THE LEAD UP TO THE DAIRY VOTE FULL SCROLL DOWN...


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00161.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00237.htm


Sludge Report: US President Speaks With Forked Tongue

- As U.S. President George W. Bush heads for Slovenia for his first face to face meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the signs are not looking good for a President who is rapidly becoming the most unpopular U.S. President internationally, perhaps of all time. See... Sludge Report #88 - George Bush’s Worst Nightmare [1] More From The Bush European Tour: US And Polish Presidents Press Conference [2] George W. Bush Speech At Warsaw University [3] Briefing By Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00091.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00065.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00064.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00063.htm


Sludge Report: A Middle East Peace Formula From The Bible

- Inside This Edition: On The Turning Of Things Upside Down – Some Words Of Advice From Isaiah For Ariel. See... Sludge Report #89 – Turning Of Things Upside Down [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00096.htm


All Blacks Vs Manu Samoa - Match Report

- NEW ZEALAND'S iconic All Blacks celebrated their 1000th representative Saturday night with a comfortable, yet far from satisfactory, 50-6 victory over Samoa. Mathew Loh reports. See... 1000TH ALL BLACK CELEBRATES TEST WIN OVER SAMOA [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00092.htm


Stateside: Wrestling With The Muse

- Writing Well, I presume, is near Walden Pond, where Henry Thoreau so famously went to simplify life and cut the cackle. Anxious to do a bit of cackle-cutting of my own I recently enrolled in a course on copyediting and while shopping for my textbooks this week came across "On Writing Well" by William Zinsser. See... Stateside with Rosalea: Diorama [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00095.htm


Cabinet Considering Super Changes Today

- The Rt Hon Winston Peters MP, Leader of New Zealand First, today said that he had written back to Dr Cullen following their meeting last week on superannuation with his suggested amendments and was confident that Cabinet would agree to these changes. See... Peters Confident Cabinet Supports Super Changes [1] . See also Bill English... Borrowing for Superfund underway soon [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00229.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00234.htm


US Agrees To Abide By WTO Lamb Ruling

- New Zealand expected the United States to remove restrictions on New Zealand and Australian lamb imports without delay, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... United States urged to take prompt action [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00222.htm


D-Day For Dairy Mega-Merger - Could The Vote Be Headed For The Courts?

- Last week, ‘Farmers for a Better Deal’ (‘the Group’) distributed a proxy form as a leaflet in various provincial newspapers. On Friday, NZDG telephoned some shareholders and told them that the Group’s proxy form was invalid. The Group does not agree that the form was invalid and was concerned that shareholders using the form would be disenfranchised. After discussions with NZDG on Saturday morning, the Group obtained an interim injunction from the Wellington High Court against NZDG. See.. Injunction Awarded On NZDG Proxy Vote Form [1] DAIRY MEGA MERGER FULL COVERAGE: - Global Co. Chairman John Roadley Speech - John Roadley Speech To New Zealand Dairy Group [2] - Boston Consulting Group - Boston Consulting Supports Global Dairy [3] - Fencepost.Com - On-line calculator helps with Global Co shares [4] - Global Co. - No Second Chance For Merger [5] and The Dairy Industry: Inventing Our Own Future [6] - Farmers For A Better Dairy deal - Global Co Won’t Deliver [7] - Unwary Farmers To Receive Monopoly Money [8] - ACT - Final Chance For Dairy Farmers [9] - Dairy Farmers Of NZ - Biggest Decision Ever for Dairy Farmers [10] - Sir Dryden Spring - Dairy Mega-Merger [11]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00156.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00160.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00151.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00155.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00140.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00139.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00136.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00137.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00214.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00134.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00121.htm


Scoop World: Greenpeace Climate Change Action In North Sea

- The North Sea, 11.30am CST, 16 June - Five Greenpeace activists from the ship MV Greenpeace shut down an oil rig operated by the US oil company Conoco in the North Sea early this morning. See... Greenpeace shuts down US Oil Rig In North Sea [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00072.htm


Scoop World: An Opportunity For The US To Redeem Itself

- Halting the two executions -- one federal, one state -- scheduled for next Tuesday would present an opportunity for the USA to begin to remedy the damage done to its international reputation, Amnesty International said today. See... Two More Executions Due On Tuesday [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00071.htm


Scoop World: The Battle Of Gothenburg - Shot In Sweden

Reclaim the City street party ends in shootings- here's the eyewitness account of the chain of events that led up to the shooting. 2:09 pm See... Gothenburg - How The Shooting Occurred [1] . For some background on the objectives of anti-capitalists see... Anti-Capitalist Convergence Principles of Unity [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00066.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00068.htm


Scoop Art: Calling All Short Film Makers – You Have To Be In To Win

- Interest in this year's trans-Tasman Nescafé Short Film Awards is rapidly mounting with over thirty percent of entry form requests coming from New Zealand filmmakers. See... Entries for Nescafé Short Film Awards Close Soon [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0106/S00043.htm


Katya Rivas: The Importance Of The Small Things

- Do not believe that you would serve Me better. Do not think that the great works accompanied by noise and extraordinary mortification would have greater merit in My eyes if you neglected the small things that I ask of you. See... Katya Rivas: My Mother’s Immaculate Heart and Mine [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00094.htm


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