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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
The Real Deal: More Questions For Smug Pug The Cancer Man
Tube Talk: TVNZ News Too Funny
What’s Important? Not Necessarily What You Think
Guest Opinion: Nuclear Law
Scoop Satire: NZ Cricket’s New Memorial
Howard’s End: What’s Up At ACC!
Whose Big Break? Not The Coffee Producers
Politics On The Silver Screen
Avowed Libertarian Journo Joins ACT List
White Working Males Deserve An Apology Too
Govt. Backing For Sam Neil’s Latest Role
Stagecoach Deal For Wellington Commuter Rail
Seeking 911 Answers – June 10th – Washington D.C.
Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Ngawha: The Battle For Ancestral Waters
The Law’n’order Debate
You Can Grow It, But You Can’t Eat It
The Parabolic Kiwi
Spechifying…
Saving The Kiwi
Green Winners
Business Opportunity In Climate Change
Prosecuting The Prosecutors

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Erika Takacs Launches Big Break

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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The Real Deal: More Questions For Smug Pug The Cancer Man

- The rich are not getting richer. The rich are stealing. And the people doing the stealing for them have names and addresses. See... The Real Deal: Stealing Enron [1] . See also... Enron Ties to White House Senate Panel Subpoenas [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00015.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00006.htm


Tube Talk: TVNZ News Too Funny

- Let's speak plainly ­- TVNZ's news and current affairs are a joke. Last week's fawning coverage of Bill Clinton's Auckland visit demonstrated just how banal, poorly researched and trashily focused our TV reporting has become. See... Tube Talk: Showbiz 'Aint News, TVNZ [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00016.htm


What’s Important? Not Necessarily What You Think

- Today the US Congress begins formal hearings into the intelligence mishaps that preceded the attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center last year. They say that a week is a lifetime in politics. If that is true, then George W. Bush and his administration have already used up several of theirs. See... Not Important? Think Again - 4 June 2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00014.htm


Guest Opinion: Nuclear Law

- The military confrontation between India and Pakistan, two nuclear-armed neighbors, has the world in a state of jitters. With each country mobilizing its forces - together totalling about a million troops along their 1800 mile border - there is a high probability that the current face-off may lead to the outbreak of yet another war between these two countries. See... Invoking International Law to Avoid Nuclear War [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00013.htm


Scoop Satire: NZ Cricket’s New Memorial

- The New Zeal Inc. Cricket Council today unveiled a moving testimonial to the scores of medium pace bowlers slaughtered in various cricketing campaigns during the past century. See... Scoop Satire: Tomb To The Unknown Medium-Pacer [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00012.htm


Howard’s End: What’s Up At ACC!

- Christchurch police have confirmed that long-term ACC claimants have lodged a complaint against the Accident Compensation Corporation alleging contravention of statute, misrepresentation and false representation under the Crimes Act 1961. Maree Howard Reports. See... Howard's End : ACC Accused Of Misrepresentation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00010.htm


Whose Big Break? Not The Coffee Producers

- So Nestle has increased its prize pool for a promotion to a “whopping” quarter of a million Aussie dollars. Ever wonder how they can afford to do that? See... "Give us a break", say Nescafe's coffee farmers [1] and Image: Erika Takacs Launches Nescafe Big Break [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00014.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0205/S00062.htm


Politics On The Silver Screen

- If you are interested in politics, the International Film Festival have some films you won’t want to miss. See... Political Movies [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0206/S00008.htm


Avowed Libertarian Journo Joins ACT List

- Journalist and author Deborah Coddington today announced that she is putting her name forward as a list candidate for ACT New Zealand, seeking nomination in the North Shore electorate. She said wants to be in a position to help make a difference. See... Deborah Coddington as ACT New Zealand candidate [1] and Catherine Judd’s version… Deborah Coddington to stand for ACT New Zealand [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00016.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00015.htm


White Working Males Deserve An Apology Too

- ACT Women's Affairs Spokesman MP Penny Webster said today, "With all of the apologising Helen Clark is doing, maybe the only group left that she really needs to apologise to are white, middle-class, heterosexual males who work - as they get vilified and made to feel guilty for every wrong. See... Stop Apologising and Get On With the Job [1] . See also Helen Clark's apology to Samoa...Rt Hon Helen Clark State Luncheon Address 3rd June [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00041.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00020.htm


Govt. Backing For Sam Neil’s Latest Role

- Acting Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Judith Tizard today welcomed the commencement of production of another New Zealand feature film, Perfect Strangers. See... Perfect Strangers in Pre-Production [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00030.htm


Stagecoach Deal For Wellington Commuter Rail

- Finance Minister Michael Cullen today welcomed the 50/50 joint venture between the Wellington Regional Council and Stagecoach to provide passenger rail services to greater Wellington, Porirua and the Wairarapa. See... Public-private partnerships – a model for future [1] and InviteTo Stagecoach to be Wgtn. Rail Joint Venture [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00049.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0206/S00016.htm


Seeking 911 Answers – June 10th – Washington D.C.

- A national press conference and formal web site launch for UnansweredQuestions.org will be held on Monday, June 10th from 2-5 PM at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. See... 9-11 and the Public Safety: Seeking Answers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00009.htm


Katya Rivas

- Love of My pains, I want to speak to you about patience. My children, I want you to work hard to bear your sufferings with patience. See... Katya Rivas: Be Patient; Do Not Seek to Be Revered [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00011.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Ngawha: The Battle For Ancestral Waters

- The Green Party conference over the weekend passed a unanimous motion supporting the people of Ngawha in their opposition to a new prison at Ngawha Springs. A koha was collected and will be delivered by Jeanette Fitzsimons later in the week. See... Green conference supports Ngawha protestors [1] and Matt Robson’s view . ‘Let the law take its course,’ says Minister [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00028.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00019.htm


The Law’n’order Debate

- National's Police spokesman, Tony Ryall, is on the road this week taking National's tough line on law and order around the country. See... National takes to the road on law and order [1] , Breaking the cycle of youth crime [2] , ACT’s latest… Lawyers Collude in Government Deceit on Sentencing [3] and Phil Goff’s contribution Witness anonymity legislation working well [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00051.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00036.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00050.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00032.htm


You Can Grow It, But You Can’t Eat It

- Green co-leader Rod Donald will invite Health Minister Annette King to a hemp pasta and salad lunch in parliament next week to discuss the stupidity of an Australia New Zealand Food Authority decision banning the use of hemp based food products. See... Donald invites King to lunch [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00048.htm


The Parabolic Kiwi

- “The ever-increasing dollar has Michael Cullen worried because it will reveal that his Government's policies have done nothing to support business or improve the prospects of higher sustainable growth,” says National's Finance spokesman David Carter. See... Rising dollar has Cullen sweating [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00047.htm


Spechifying…

- Winston Peters Speech - Immigration Matters [1] , Jim Anderton Speech - Waitakere Grey Power AGM [2] , Standard & Poor's Signature Conf. Address - Cullen [3] , Address to Bay of Plenty Export Institute - Cullen [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00046.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00045.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00040.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00024.htm


Saving The Kiwi

- Conservation Minister Sandra Lee has announced that $1.77m (GST incl.) has been allocated to Kiwi sanctuaries this year, as part of a five year funding commitment made in the government's first Budget. See... Kiwi numbers benefit from conservation investment [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00043.htm


Green Winners

- Environment Minister Marian Hobbs has marked World Environment Day by announcing the winners of the 2002 Green Ribbon awards. The Awards were introduced in 1990 to recognise people, community organisations and businesses enhancing our environment. See... The Green Face Of New Zealand [1] and Arbor Day ideals backed by government funding [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00037.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00034.htm


Business Opportunity In Climate Change

- The climate change business opportunities identified in a report released today are just the beginning, says the Convenor of the Ministerial Group on Climate Change, Pete Hodgson. See... Business wins from smart climate change response [1] , NZBCSD Report On Climate Change [2] and Report on Climate Change Business Opportunities [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00033.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0206/S00017.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0206/S00016.htm


Prosecuting The Prosecutors

- Nelson MP and National Education spokesperson, Nick Smith, is proposing to prosecute the Child, Youth and Family Service for not ensuring a 14-year-old boy in its care attended school for more than a year. See... MP plans to prosecute CYFS [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00029.htm


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