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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Hard News Is Here
Constable Keith Abbott Committed To Trial For Murder
Monbiot: Dirty Bombs Waiting for a Detonator
POV: Making Children A Spontaneity-Free Zone
Concentration Of Media Control Criticised In Review
Nga Puhi Protestors Occupy Corrections Head Office
Secondary Teachers Refuse Contract Rollover
New Allegations Connect More Dots In 9/11 Puzzle
Hearing On GE Cows Delayed Till After Election
Middle East Conflict Inspires Co-operation In NZ
CTU Offers Employers A Hand With The ERA
Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Get Over Inflation, Winston Tells Reserve Bank
Andrew Davies: Let The Preening Begin
Muriel Newman Perplexed At Early Election
Employment Solution To Youth Crime
Memorial To Maori Killed In Battle
Te Reo In Te Whare
Next Year It’s E-Farming
PM Degrading Quality Of Debate On GE - Greenpeace
ACT’s Viral Email Seeking Overseas Votes
These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees
Boxing Bill Hails Yellow Ribbon Success

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Hard News Is Here

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ...so, July 27 for the general election. It's either an outrage, a blessed relief or of no particular account. Opposition parties, letters columns and talkback radio have been foaming, but vox pops seemed to indicate that the general public aren't all that fussed about it being ten weeks earlier than it might have been. See... HARD NEWS 14/06/02 - Blessed Relief [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00090.htm


Constable Keith Abbott Committed To Trial For Murder

- “The decision to send Constable A to trial for murder is an outrage and will seriously impact upon the level of safely and security we all currently feel in New Zealand”, said New Zealand First Leader and MP for Tauranga Rt Hon Winston Peters. See... No Jury In NZ Would Find Constable A Guilty [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00238.htm


Monbiot: Dirty Bombs Waiting for a Detonator

- The British ships about to pick up a consignment of plutonium present one of the gravest of all threats to global security. See... Monbiot: Dirty Bombs Waiting for a Detonator [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00086.htm


POV: Making Children A Spontaneity-Free Zone

-It seems a quaint notion now, but parenting used to be a fairly organic experience with the relationship between parent and child evolving in a natural way. But observing new parents you could be forgiven for thinking that today parenting is a whole different ball game than even a decade ago. See... POV: Educational Toys [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00085.htm


Concentration Of Media Control Criticised In Review

- Murdoch and other foreign domination of the New Zealand media, Fiji coup editorials, the Pacific "non solution" on refugees, and rural publishing in Papua New Guinea are featured in the latest edition of Pacific Journalism Review. See... Murdoch Media And Fiji Editorials Highlighted [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00057.htm


Nga Puhi Protestors Occupy Corrections Head Office

- Statement from Nga Taitamariki ki o Nga Puhi Currently occupying the Head Office, Dept of Corrections, Mayfair House, Wellington. See... We the youth of Nga Puhi demand [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00066.htm


Secondary Teachers Refuse Contract Rollover

- The Post Primary Teachers’ Association would rather have a settlement than a roll-over of their Secondary Teachers Collective Agreement. See... We’d rather have a settlement Mr Mallard [1] and Minister Expresses Disappointment With PPTA [2] MORE: - Nats - Mallard Must Be Sacked [3] - NZ First - Government Needs To Settle Now [4] - OPSA - Student Support for Teachers [5] - Alliance - Alliance Proposes New Approach [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00067.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00212.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00225.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00224.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0206/S00027.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00215.htm


New Allegations Connect More Dots In 9/11 Puzzle

- UnansweredQuestions.org, an independent, non-partisan network of citizens concerned about the growing number of issues surrounding September 11, as yet un-addressed or unresolved, launched its new website at the first press conference dealing with 9/11 issues other than airline safety on June 10, 2002 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. See... New Allegations Connect More Dots In 9/11 Puzzle [1] THESE QUESTIONS, TOO, ARE UNANSWERED: - Unanswered Questions For Rep. Cynthia McKinney [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00056.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00087.htm


Hearing On GE Cows Delayed Till After Election

- Public hearings on controversial experiments to genetically modify cows with a cocktail of genes and clone them has been delayed by ERMA, till after the general election. See... ERMA slammed over decision to delay cows hearing [1] MORE: - ERMA - Misinformation & The AgResearch Cattle Application [2] - Life Sciences - More misinformation from GE-Free NZ [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00071.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00080.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00077.htm


Middle East Conflict Inspires Co-operation In NZ

- Ongoing Middle Eastern conflict has led to representatives from the Jewish, Palestinian, Islamic and Christian communities working together to promote respect and harmony among all New Zealanders - regardless of faith. See... Conflict Leads to Collaboration [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00079.htm


CTU Offers Employers A Hand With The ERA

- The Council of Trade unions has offered to work with any employers having difficulty coming to terms with the collective bargaining under the Employment Relations Act. See... CTU happy to assist employers grappling with ERA [1] RELATED: - EMA - Employment Relations Conference


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0206/S00075.htm


Katya Rivas

- My little one, bring Me souls with your prayers. In your sufferings I want you to learn from Me in the Sacrament of My Love. Pray a lot and make amends because My Heart bleeds in these difficult times…. See... Katya Rivas: Rationalising Makes Church a Desert [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00084.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Get Over Inflation, Winston Tells Reserve Bank

- The New Zealand First Leader, Winston Peters, has renewed his calls for the Reserve Bank to broaden its approach and consider employment and growth targets rather than maintain its narrow focus on real and imagined inflationary pressures. See... Reserve Bank Fiddles While Exports Burn [1] and Rural Sector Key To Economic Performance [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00229.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00222.htm


Andrew Davies: Let The Preening Begin

- The triennial “look-at-me” season is now upon us. Many promises will be made, some even with good intentions, but very little will be said about the most pressing issue we face. See... Andrew Davies: "Look At Me" Season Has Begun [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00076.htm


Muriel Newman Perplexed At Early Election

- With Parliament now having closed and the country gearing up for a snap election, most people remain totally confused as to why the election has been forced on us. See... Perplexing Snap Election Chance to Have Your Say [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00233.htm


Employment Solution To Youth Crime

- Youth Affairs Minister Laila Harré has announced funding for a new youth development programme aimed at reducing reoffending and improving the employment and training prospects of young offenders aged 15 to 17. See... New programme for young offenders [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00228.htm


Memorial To Maori Killed In Battle

- The deaths in battle of more than twenty Mâori in 1863 will be marked by the unveiling of a new memorial on Sunday, Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Judith Tizard and Associate Minister of Mâori Affairs Tariana Turia. See... Katikara Memorial Unveiling [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00223.htm


Te Reo In Te Whare

- Maori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia says the challenge of taking our language into our homes and communities will be supported through Ma Te Reo community language grants. See... Ma Te Reo Community Language Fund [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00216.htm


Next Year It’s E-Farming

- Minister for Information Technology Paul Swain announced this morning that the theme of next year’s Mystery Creek Agricultural Field Days will be E-Farming. See... E-Farming The Theme Of 2003 Field Days [1] and E-farming – A Platform for Business Success [2] MORE FROM MYSTERY CREEK - Nats - Improving fortunes [3] - Hub of economy [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00220.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00221.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00219.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00217.htm


PM Degrading Quality Of Debate On GE - Greenpeace

- Political posturing is further degrading the quality of debate on genetic engineering said Greenpeace today. See... GE debate bigger than electioneering [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00078.htm


ACT’s Viral Email Seeking Overseas Votes

- New Zealanders living overseas, who are on the electoral roll, can vote in the election. Just log on to www.act.org.nz and see details on how to receive voting forms by e-mail. See... URGENT - Please forward to family and friends [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00232.htm


These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees

- There were four committee meetings, all in the parliamentary complex. Many meetings were cancelled due to the House being in urgency. See... Select Committee Business 7 June to 14 June 2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00231.htm


Boxing Bill Hails Yellow Ribbon Success

- I would like to congratulate all those involved in today's announcement that last week's Yellow Ribbon Fight For Life raised a record million dollars, says National Party Leader Bill English. See... Fight for Life organisers congratulated [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00230.htm


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