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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Lee Joins Bunkle, Campbell And Bows Out
PPTA Moderates Industrial Action
Images: Privatisations Lead To State Of Emergency In Southern Peru
Julz World: Taxi Driver
Scoop Images: Ohau Snows
Stateside: Riding A Californian Zephyr Backwards
Activists Arrested Over Incinerator Shut-down
Police Assn Disappointed At Jury Trial For Abbott
National’s List
Plain English: The Business End Of Campaigning
Unanswered Questions: Writers Miss The Wood For The Trees
Unanswered Questions: MalcontentX On How To Think About, And Research, 911
Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Human Head On Sheep Advert Dishonest
Truths & Lies & Law’n’order
Winston Peters Launches Campaign Season
The Week In Politics According To Prebble
Bill’s Hankering For An Old-Fashioned Election
GM Poll Finds Majority Want GE In Lab
Primary Health Issues Debated
Rail Nationalisation Plans Backward
Waitangi Tribunal Funding Boost
Clean Election Call For Coromandel
Child Poverty Measures Working – Maharey
Name Changers & Drop-outs

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Lee Joins Bunkle, Campbell And Bows Out

- “It is no secret that I considered at the commencement of this Parliamentary term that this was likely to be my final term in the House,” says Sandra Lee. See... Lee Confirms Decision To Retire From Parliament [1] MORE: - Jim Anderton - Sandra Lee Decision To Retire [2] and Anderton farewells Bunkle and Campbell [3] - LGNZ - Local Government NZ Farewells Minister Lee [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00282.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00278.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00259.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00092.htm


PPTA Moderates Industrial Action

- PPTA National Executive has decided to suspend rostering home action from tomorrow (Tuesday) in the interests of student – and teacher – safety. See… PPTA suspends rostering home action MORE: - Trevor Mallard - Step In The Right Direction [1] - Trevor Mallard - Parents can send children to school [2] - Student Unions - OPSA and OUSA Support Teachers [3] and OUSA Supports Student Actions [4] - ACT - Mallard's Claim Lacks Credibility [5] - NZSTA - Stop anarchy in schools [6] - PPTA - PPTA calls for calm [7] - PPTA - We’d rather have a settlement Mr Mallard [8] - Trevor Mallard - Disappointment With PPTA [9] - Nats - Mallard Must Be Sacked [10] - NZ First - Government Needs To Settle Now [11] - Alliance - Alliance Proposes New Approach [12]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00271.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00268.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0206/S00038.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0206/S00037.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00272.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0206/S00034.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0206/S00032.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00067.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00212.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00225.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00224.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00215.htm


Images: Privatisations Lead To State Of Emergency In Southern Peru

- Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo today declared the suspension of constitutional rights in the south of the country following widespread protests against the privatisation of two electricity companies. The following are two reports from Indymedia.org on the standoff. See... Army Sent In To Peruvian Privatisation Protests [1] Poll Watch: TV One Poll Confirms Greens On 9% - Labour up two to 53% National down 5 to 27% Greens up four to 9% NZ First steady 3% ACT down one to 4% Progressive Coalition 2% Alliance down 1 to 0.5% See... Poll Watch: ONE News Colmar Brunton Poll [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00098.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00097.htm


Julz World: Taxi Driver

- Last night I caught a taxi home from the pub. Not exactly the most thrilling event to happen in one’s life, but for me the mere fact it was an uneventful journey was a huge relief. See... Julz's World: Taxi Driver! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00096.htm


Scoop Images: Ohau Snows

- Winter reached us here at Lake Ohau. We woke up this morning to 9 cm of fresh snow, and an outside air temperature of 0 degrees. Its since warmed up to 2C, and there is a bit of a thaw on with everything looking rather soggy. See... Scoop Images: Winter Snows Fall In Ohau [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00095.htm


Stateside: Riding A Californian Zephyr Backwards

- Let's not start at the very beginning. It's such a very good place to end. Herewith therefore, the reverse account of a trip from West to Midwest USA. See... See... Stateside With Rosalea: Adventure With Pictures [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00093.htm


Activists Arrested Over Incinerator Shut-down

- Three Greenpeace activists were arrested and charged with trespass and unlawfully being upon a building after shutting down the Waste Resources Limited’s Auckland waste incinerator early this morning. See… Greenpeace Incinerator Activists Charged MORE: - Greenpeace Closes Down Auckland Incinerator - Images


Police Assn Disappointed At Jury Trial For Abbott

- "We are bitterly disappointed on behalf of Constable A and his family, at the decision today to proceed to a jury trial, but it is simply another step in what has been a very long process in getting justice for Constable A," Police Association President Greg O'Connor said. See… What does this mean for other officers? [1] MORE REACTION: - Tony Ryall - Constable 'A' decision a real risk for police [2] - Winston Peters - No Jury Would Find Constable A Guilty [3] - Richard Prebble - No Jury Will Convict Constable Abbott [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00082.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00243.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00238.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00242.htm


National’s List

- 1 Hon Bill English Southern Clutha-Southland; 2 Hon Roger Sowry Lower North Island Otaki; 3 Hon Dr Nick Smith Canterbury/Westland Nelson; 4 Hon David Carter Canterbury/Westland Banks Peninsula; 5 Dr Don Brash Northern. General Election 2002- National Party List Ranking [1] and Candidates’ Bios, Alphabetically By Constituencies [2] REACTION: - Jim Anderton - Brash = High interest rates for families [3] - Don Brash - Anderton Needs An Economic Lesson [4] - Winston Peters - National Ship On The Rocks [5] - Guy Salmon - List Placement Confirms Leadership [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00251.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00247.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00267.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00280.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00265.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00085.htm


Plain English: The Business End Of Campaigning

- “Campaigning is the best part of politics. The public actually get interested in politics for a few, brief glorious weeks, and the politicians are reminded of the awesome power of democracy - thousands of people making up their own mind, instead of the weekly diet of media making it up for them.” See... Plain English - Fri, 14 Jun 2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00246.htm


Unanswered Questions: Writers Miss The Wood For The Trees

- Do leftist writers such as Matthew Rothschild, David Corn and Norman Solomon have amnesia regarding our nation's (and particularly the CIA's) recent history? See... Conspiracy Theories And Real Reporters [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00092.htm


Unanswered Questions: MalcontentX On How To Think About, And Research, 911

- A discussion on the research process involved with delving into the questions surrounding the events of 911. See... Unanswered Questions: Some Thoughts On Research [1] and Unanswered Questions: More Thoughts On Research [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00088.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00089.htm


Katya Rivas

- Cry, ease the pain of being powerless, My daughter… You see, you looked for Me where I could not be and in My Mercy I came to look for you where you were. See... Katya Rivas: I Came to Look for You [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00094.htm



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IMAGE: Guerrilla Greenpeace action in Auckland

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Human Head On Sheep Advert Dishonest

- “Pure Food Coalition's emotive anti-GM advertisement in this mornings New Zealand Herald featuring a human head on a sheep is dishonest and an affront to the scientific process,” says ACT Deputy Leader and Health Spokesman Ken Shirley. See... Anti-GM Advertisement 'Dishonest' [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00279.htm


Truths & Lies & Law’n’order

- Statistics used by ACT on crime are spectacularly dishonest and deliberately misleading, says Justice Minister Phil Goff. See... Prebble Crime Statistics Demonstrably False [1] . Goff’s comments follow Richard Prebble today launching ACT’s election campaign. See…A Crime Referendum That Parliament Can’t Ignore [2] and Crime a Major Concern at Field Days [3] . More Law’n’Order: - Corrections Minister Matt Robson says, “I believe that we can intervene at any stage of the life of an offender, from birth onwards.” See... If you want to stop crime, start early [4] and Getting to criminals before they get to you [5] - National - Minister shuts down police website [6] , Auckland police staffing crisis worsens [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00277.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00254.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00253.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00261.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00260.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00257.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00256.htm


Winston Peters Launches Campaign Season

- Over the years it has been a privilege to serve as your MP and to have the strong support from the people of Tauranga and Mount Maunganui and the region. See... Stopping Our Sleepwalk To The Third World [1] and New Zealand First First [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00276.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00266.htm


The Week In Politics According To Prebble

- The Labour Party has signalled to the Greens that it wants a coalition (if the centre-left wins). Why? Labour's claim that it's going for an outright majority is bogus. No party has got over 50% since 1951. See... Richard Prebble's Letter From Wellington 17/6/2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00275.htm


Bill’s Hankering For An Old-Fashioned Election

“This year's election is an old-fashioned National versus Labour contest,” says National Party leader Bill English. Labour's Green Ploy Dishonest -- English [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00274.htm


GM Poll Finds Majority Want GE In Lab

- Green co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today released a poll commissioned by the Greens which shows the majority of New Zealanders support the Green position of keeping GE in the lab and out of the environment. See... Greens The Head Of The Dog, Not The Tail [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00273.htm


Primary Health Issues Debated

- The Government's proposals to force GPs to join new primary health organisations will be funding the rich and disadvantage the poor, National Health Spokesperson Roger Sowry said today. See... Funding Change To GP Visits Will Subsidise Wealthy [1] , Address to Overseas Doctors’ Association [2] and Overseas-trained doctors programme a success [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00270.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00263.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00262.htm


Rail Nationalisation Plans Backward

- The top of the Green Party's list for coalition talks is getting rather crowded, ACT Transport Spokesman MP Penny Webster said today. See... Greens Rail Against Progress [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00269.htm


Waitangi Tribunal Funding Boost

Extra funding for the Waitangi Tribunal will see inquiries covering historical claims completed by 2010, four years earlier than expected, Courts Minister Matt Robson said today. See... Waitangi Tribunal funding boost [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00264.htm


Clean Election Call For Coromandel

- Green Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons announced today her party would not be carrying out pre-election polling for her Coromandel electorate, because residents were complaining of feeling 'polled out', including by 'devious' questioning. See... MP wants honest campaign, stop to 'shonky' polling [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00255.htm


Child Poverty Measures Working – Maharey

- Significant poverty-alleviation measures introduced by the Labour-led government are having a real impact for low-income New Zealand families and must continue, says Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey. See... Child poverty high on Labour’s agenda [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00250.htm


Name Changers & Drop-outs

- The registration of the NZ South Island Party was cancelled at the request of the party while the Aotearoa/New Zealand Party lost its registration because the Commission was satisfied that its number of current financial members had fallen below 500. See... Political Parties’ Registration Cancelled [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00084.htm

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