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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Keith Rankin: That Was Then This Is Now
Heads-Up To Ashcroft Proves Threat Was Known Before 9/11
High Stakes Games On The Sub-Continent
Paulo Politico Is Not Impressed With Bill’s Tour
Australian Position On Kyoto Confirmed
Motorsport News
Is The North Island Still Alive?
Auckland Pensioner Protests
Obituary – Carer For Maori Kids Remembered
Oz Stats Show Kiwis Not All Bondi Dolebludgers
Car Bomb Kills 17+ In Megiddo Israel
Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Playing The Immigration Card
Scaredy Ministers !
Motor Vehicle Sales Bill Report Back
Youth Crime Debate
Goff’s Off To Oz
Outrage Over Maori Rating Proposals
Reserved Shooting Decision No Comfort To Police
See Jim Live Online! Ask Jim Questions!
Jeanette Explains Green GE Stance - Again
Auckland And Wellington Public Transport News


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Keith Rankin: That Was Then This Is Now

The New Zealand dollar has risen 22% in just over 8 months. The agent that revived the New Zealand economy - the low dollar - is no more. The New Zealand economy is switching from one cycle to another. See... Keith Rankin: Riding The Economic Bi-Cycle [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00020.htm


Heads-Up To Ashcroft Proves Threat Was Known Before 9/11

- We need a full-blown investigation of who knew what before Sept. 11. We need explanations of such things as the FBI warning Ashcroft off commercial jets, while simultaneously ignoring strident warnings from its own agents in Minneapolis, Phoenix and Oklahoma. These things don't add up. See... Guest Opinion: Don't Let Them Fool You, Folks [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00018.htm


High Stakes Games On The Sub-Continent

- India is playing a highly risky game of brinkmanship. See...Muqtedar Khan: India Flirting With Disaster [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00024.htm


Paulo Politico Is Not Impressed With Bill’s Tour

- National's 'Fronting Up' tour will get its leader Bill English out of Wellington - albeit bruised and battered. But will it claw back a few votes for the tories? Paulo Politico doubts it. See...Fronting Up To Mediocrity [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00023.htm


Australian Position On Kyoto Confirmed

- “It is not in Australia’s interests to ratify the Kyoto protocol. The reason it is not in Australia’s interests to ratify the Kyoto protocol is that, because the arrangements currently exclude— and are likely under present settings to continue to exclude —both developing countries and the United States, for us to ratify the protocol would cost us jobs and damage our industry. “ See...Australian Hansard – PM Howard On Kyoto Protocol [1] REACTION: - ACT - Australia Leaves NZ Behind on Kyoto [2] - National - PM's Kyoto photo-op just got costlier [3] - Canterbury Manufacturers - Howard's Position a Real Concern for Manufacturers [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00034.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00070.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00067.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0206/S00024.htm


Motorsport News

- Gearing up for his second race with his new team, Kiwi Scott Dixon has much to look forward to at this weekends event at Laguna Seca. See...Scott Dixon: "I'm So Impressed" [1] and See... Team Kiwi Wary Of Canberra Reputation [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00021.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00022.htm


Is The North Island Still Alive?

- Parts of the Taupo region have risen and fallen by up to 7 centimetres over 10 years, scientists have found in a long-term study of the area. See...Central North Island A Mobile Area Scientists Find [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0206/S00012.htm


Auckland Pensioner Protests

Between 60 - 100 Council pensioner tenants are expected at a meeting in Meadowbank at 11am on Friday 7th June to discuss action against the proposed sales of Council's pensioner units. See...Pensioners Organise Against Sales of Homes [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0206/S00021.htm


Obituary – Carer For Maori Kids Remembered

- Becky Fox, Plunket's General Manager Maori Health, Born Waipiro Bay, near Ruatoria on 15 August 1949, Tribal affiliations Ngati-Porou and Ngati-Kahungunu, Died Hamilton, 29 May 2002 See...Obituary For Becky Fox [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0206/S00003.htm


Oz Stats Show Kiwis Not All Bondi Dolebludgers

- New Zealand-born residents in Australia represented 8% of all overseas-born residents in 2000. They were mainly of working age, 62% being aged between 20 and 49 years. See...Australian Social Trends 2002 - NZers in Australia [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00033.htm


Car Bomb Kills 17+ In Megiddo Israel

- The Palestinian leadership condemned the bombing of an Israeli bus in Megiddo area, affirming that it had no relation to or knowledge of such an attack, which was concurrent with CIA Director George Tenet's mission to the region. See...Palestinian Leadership Condemns Megiddo Attack [1] . See also...The Other Israel - The Thirty-Five Years War [2] and Arafat Meets Tenet, Urges End to Incursions [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00025.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00035.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00026.htm


Katya Rivas

- My daughter, My loving suffering wound, the more loyal you are, in spite of your human failings, the more I desire your progress… Do not fear, there will be a fight for Me, defend My cause. See... Katya Rivas: Defend My Cause [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00019.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Playing The Immigration Card

- No one should be surprised that Winston Peters is again using the immigration issue to get publicity and votes in the lead up to the election, National Ethnic Affairs Spokesperson Pansy Wong said today. See... Winston's lashing out again no surprise [1] and Winston’s latest… Winston Peters Speech - Immigration Matters [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00071.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00046.htm


Scaredy Ministers !

“The Government has abused parliamentary process by allowing its Ministers to refuse to front up to the Finance and Expenditure select committee and account for their spending,” says National's Finance spokesman David Carter. See... Ministers fail to front up at select committee [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00069.htm


Motor Vehicle Sales Bill Report Back

- Committee Chairperson David Cunliffe said “The Commerce Committee has examined the Motor Vehicles Sales Bill and recommends that the bill be passed with the amendments shown.’ See... Committee reports on Motor Vehicle Sales Bill [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00068.htm


Youth Crime Debate

- Claims by Justice Minister, Phil Goff, that youth crime figures are dropping are a misleading attempt to cover up what's really happening with youth offending, says National's Justice spokesman, Wayne Mapp. See... Goff hiding the truth on youth crime figures [1] . Meanwhile Justice Minister Phil Goff says National’s youth crime policy lacks substance and strategic direction and calls for powers already available to the Family and Youth Courts for dealing with young offenders… National youth crime policy shallow, confused [2] MORE: - Green - 'Law and Order' campaign a farce - Greens [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00065.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00061.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00056.htm


Goff’s Off To Oz

- Foreign Minister Phil Goff will be hosted by his Australian counterpart, Alexander Downer in Canberra for their regular six-monthly Ministerial consultations. See... New Zealand – Australia Foreign Minister meeting [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00064.htm


Outrage Over Maori Rating Proposals

- National MP Murray McCully has accused the Ministry of Maori Development of “aligning itself with radical Maori separatists” following the release of their advice to Ministers on local government reform. See... TPK aligned with radical Maori separatists [1] and NZ First… New Zealand Is Broken: Peters [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00063.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00062.htm


Reserved Shooting Decision No Comfort To Police

- “The announcement by Chief Justice Sian Elias that she has reserved her decision on the Wallace Shooting will be of no comfort to Police men and women or their families” said New Zealand First Law and Order Spokesman, Ron Mark. See... Police Damned If They Do – Damned If They Don’t [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00060.htm


See Jim Live Online! Ask Jim Questions!

- From the Deputy Prime Minister, Jim Anderton, Minister for Economic, Industry and Regional Development, on Coalition Government economic, regional and industry development. See... Ask Jim - Innovate On The Road & In Schools [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00059.htm


Jeanette Explains Green GE Stance - Again

By signalling they would pull support from any Government that ended the moratorium on the release of GE, the Greens have signalled that this issue is more important than a chance of sharing coalition power or the maintenance of the Labour Party in power. Jeanette Fitzsimons explains why. See... Why GE Release Is A Bottom Line - Fitzsimons [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00052.htm


Auckland And Wellington Public Transport News

- North Shore City's Mayor, George Wood, says Infrastructure Auckland's decision to grant up to $32.3m to the Auckland Region's ferry wharves project is great news for North Shore commuters. See...Good News For North Shore Ferry Travellers [1] MORE: - Transdev -Transdev Disappointed At WRC Decision [2] - ARC - Public Transport Use Continues to Climb [3] - Infrastructure Auckland - $32.34mn To NZ's Biggest Ever Ferry Project [4] - Michael Cullen - Public-private partnerships – a model for future [5] - WRC - InviteTo Stagecoach to be Wgtn. Rail Joint Venture [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0206/S00023.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0206/S00022.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0206/S00020.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0206/S00017.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00049.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0206/S00016.htm

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