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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Teachers Reject Pay Deal
Philip Rappa: The Real Meaning Of Osama bin Laden
Unanswered Questions Press Conference Today In D.C.
Natalia Zawidowski: Unmentioned Occupation Facts
Media Winners
Upton-on-line Diaspora Edition
Stateside With Rosalea: Pomp & Parasols
The Biggest Boob Of Them All
Introducing Poll Watch
Reflection’s On Bill’s Bout From The Horse’s Mouth
Perigo: Coddington’s Betrayal Of Ideals
Olivia Fortuin Speaks Out On Her Father’s Post
Feedback: Aw Shucks
Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Alliance Announces Its Party List
Richard Prebble Reads Buzz, Predicts Election Announcement
What’s Wrong With Gambling Money Anyway?
Brilliant Green Bus Lanes
Marine Reserves Bill
Muriel Newman On ACT’s Economic Policy
Fertility Funding Promise
Greens Looking Forward To Child Poverty Policy
Planned Refugee Law An Affront
An Official Farce
Thanks And Goodbye Cheryll
Chinese BT Cotton Report Debated
Fence Sitting On GE Not Good Enough


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Teachers Reject Pay Deal

- Secondary school teachers have rejected the Government’s latest pay offer. See... Too Little Too Late For Secondary Teachers [1] MORE: - Ak Chamber of Commerce - Poor Productivity [2] - Donna Awatere Huata - Centralised Negotiations Fail [3] - Ian Ewen-Street - Gov't Must Up Offer To Teachers [4] - Bill English - Ongoing Trouble [5] - Laila Harre - Issues For State Sector [6] - Nick Smith - Principals' Council letter to PM [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0206/S00009.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0206/S00010.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00116.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00115.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00108.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00104.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00099.htm


Philip Rappa: The Real Meaning Of Osama bin Laden

- "Son", he said, "Osama bin Laden, isn't really a person, but a covert operation conceived on a ranch in Houston. Translated, it really means, 'Oh-sum-bodies-been-lying'". Dad said, "It was some kinda Texicana style ebonics." See... Philip Rappa: Oh-Sum-Bodies-Been-Lying [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00048.htm


Unanswered Questions Press Conference Today In D.C.

- An unprecedented press event and public inquiry will be held Monday afternoon in Washington D.C. (6am tomorrow NZT) to pose pointed, as yet unanswered, questions regarding the failure of our national security infrastructure, and the response that has sacrificed civil liberties and rewarded failure as opposed to ensuring performance and guaranteeing freedoms, now and in the future. See... unansweredquestions.org [1] to participate. MORE 911 - UNANSWERED QUESTIONS - John Loftus on Enron/911/Bush connections - What Congress Does Not Know about Enron and 9/11 [2] and The Enron Pipeline Connection To 9/11 [3] - Quest Opinion: The Bush 9/11 Scandal for Dummies [4] - Guest Opinion: Don't Let Them Fool You, Folks [5] - Not Important? Think Again - 4 June 2002 [6] - The Real Deal: Stealing Enron [7] See also the Scoop Special Feature Page on 911 - CLICK HERE [8]


[1] - http://www.unansweredquestions.org/
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00029.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00030.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00027.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00018.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00014.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00015.htm
[8] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=afghanwar


Natalia Zawidowski: Unmentioned Occupation Facts

On news stations worldwide, numerous Palestinian “experts” and spokesmen get keyed up daily about the Middle-East conflict. They talk a lot but in the end everything boils down to the same statement: "If the Palestinians would not have to suffer under this cruel and inhumane occupation, they would not be sending terrorists on suicide missions to kill the innocent Israeli population in supermarkets, restaurants, cinemas etc". See... Natalia Zawidowski: Blame It On The Occupation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00049.htm


Media Winners

- The full list of Qantas Media award (Print section) winners See... Qantas Media Awards 2001 - Print Results [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0206/S00013.htm


Upton-on-line Diaspora Edition

- In this issue: The alimentation of French political parties and why there are no fewer than 8,455 candidates at this weekend’s first round of the legislative elections. See... Upton-on-line - Diaspora Edition 11th June 2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00043.htm


Stateside With Rosalea: Pomp & Parasols

- It was the umbrellas that did it - fair brought a tear to me rheumy eyes, they did. There they were in their random glory, poking up above the sea of Union Jacks being waved by the squish of people in the Mall at the end of the Golden Jubilee weekend. See... Stateside With Rosalea: Leadership As Spectacle [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00042.htm


The Biggest Boob Of Them All

- John, you can be photographed while you stand there and talk about guns and bombs and poisons without the breast appearing over your right shoulder, without that bodacious bosom bothering you, and we just wanted to tell you in the spirit of truth... See... Opinion: A Testimony To Motherhood Or Simply A Tit [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00051.htm


Introducing Poll Watch

- Scoop will be running “Poll Watch” as a new feature up till the election, whenever that is. As national poll results are announced we will report on the basic results and provide links to further resources. See... Poll Watch: Greens Rising Rapidly In NBR/NZ Herald [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00050.htm


Reflection’s On Bill’s Bout From The Horse’s Mouth

- I have kept the Fight for Life to a minimum distraction from the campaign around the country, but it took over yesterday. As my trainer Chris Kenny says, people play golf and play rugby, but no-one plays at boxing. See... Plain English - Fight Of A Lifetime [1] . See also... Scoop Images: Bill English's Fight For Life [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00097.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00031.htm


Perigo: Coddington’s Betrayal Of Ideals

- Et Tu, Deborah! She dropped in to see me a week or so ago. She looked absolutely beautiful, having lost weight from preposterous amounts of running. I looked at her, mock-askance, as she confessed to this medically correct activity, & for a moment the wicked old magic between us was back. See... PI Editorial, Mon June 10 - Et Tu, Deborah! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00045.htm


Olivia Fortuin Speaks Out On Her Father’s Post

- On Monday Cabinet will decide on a replacement for the Race Relations Position currently held by Gregory Fortuin. I think it is an absolute "disgrace" that Politicians (Jim Anderton and Co.) that called for his help for reconciliation have done nothing to ensure that the right man for the job (Gregory) kept his position. See... "My Father Should Not Be Replaced" [1] SEE ALSO: - Wayne Mapp - Wilson Up To Usual Arrogant Tactics [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00040.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00106.htm


Feedback: Aw Shucks

- I take immense pleasure in accessing your website. The concept of uncloured and raw news is fascinating. See... Feedback: A Beautiful Site [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00044.htm


Katya Rivas

- My daughter, I want you to write this: What I tell you in private, repeat it to the sunlight, what I whisper in your ear, preach over the rooftops. I want you to make a powerful campaign over the next two weeks, so that consecration may be a success ... See... Katya Rivas: Consecrations Are a Success for Earth [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00047.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Alliance Announces Its Party List

- “We have an incredibly strong field of candidates and ranking them has not been easy,” said Ms Harré from her Waitakere office. See... Alliance List Announced [1] REACTION: - Staunch - Alliance List: Politics Of The Future! [2] IN ON THE ACT: - Catherine Judd - ACT Advances List Selection [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00105.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00041.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00042.htm


Richard Prebble Reads Buzz, Predicts Election Announcement

- The buzz in Wellington is that the government will tomorrow announce a snap election. See... Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington 10/6/2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00118.htm


What’s Wrong With Gambling Money Anyway?

- Lion Foundation's donation of one million dollars from gaming machines to the neonatal intensive care unit at Middlemore Hospital shows why anti-gaming legislation is wrong, ACT Internal Affairs Spokesman MP Penny Webster said today. See... Labour Legislates Against South Auckland Kids [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00114.htm


Brilliant Green Bus Lanes

- Green Party Transport spokesperson Sue Kedgley is hailing the opening of priority bus lanes in Wellington as “brilliant.” See... A Step In The Right Direction [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00113.htm


Marine Reserves Bill

- Conservation Minister Sandra Lee has announced that the Marine Reserves Bill 2002 has been introduced to Parliament. See... Marine Reserves Bill 2002 Introduced [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00112.htm


Muriel Newman On ACT’s Economic Policy

- My family immigrated to New Zealand in the fifties because of the opportunities for poor families to get ahead - excellent health and education systems, full employment, and a standard of living that ranked third-highest in the developed world. See... ACT's Policies for Creating Prosperity [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00111.htm


Fertility Funding Promise

- National will commit to more funding for infertility treatments, it announced today at the launch of New Zealand Infertility Awareness Week in Wellington. See... National To Fund Fertility Treatment [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00110.htm


Greens Looking Forward To Child Poverty Policy

- Green Party Children's Issues spokesperson, Sue Bradford, has welcomed news that Labour is to follow the Greens and release policy this week aimed specifically at eliminating child poverty. See... Greens Welcome Child Poverty Initiative [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00109.htm


Planned Refugee Law An Affront

- Green Party Immigration spokesperson Keith Locke is asking the government not to proceed this week with refugee legislation that he says would prejudge a case currently before the High Court. See... Refugee Legislation An Affront To High Court [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00107.htm


An Official Farce

- Green Justice and Youth Affairs Spokesperson Nandor Tanczos today said that news that Clayton Cosgrove's 'Boy Racer Bill' breached the Bill of Rights was a complete justification of the Green Party's refusal to support it through its first reading. See... Boy Racer Bill a farce - officially [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00103.htm


Thanks And Goodbye Cheryll

- Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Judith Tizard today paid tribute to the achievements of Dame Cheryll Sotheran as the founding chief executive of Te Papa, and acknowledged the contribution she has made to the Te Papa project. See... Government thanks Dame Cheryll Sotheran [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00102.htm


Chinese BT Cotton Report Debated

- “Expert analysis of the Greenpeace funded study of GM cotton in China, which has been touted as a reason for New Zealand extending its moratorium on the commercial release of GE, shows the interpretation of the study is seriously flawed,” the Chairman Of The Life Sciences Network says. See… Flawed Greenpeace Chinese study no reason [1] , Chinese Experience Adverse With GE Bt Cotton [2] and New Zealand urged to take moral stand on GE [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00039.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00045.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00037.htm


Fence Sitting On GE Not Good Enough

- Sitting on the fence at international fora is not good enough say GE free New Zealand in Food and Environment. See... Consumer call for govt to act to support choice [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00038.htm

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