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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Keith Rankin: Softening Super Promises
Student Debt A Crippling, Festering Sore – Harre
Hi-Tech Monitoring For The Restless Earth
More Irie Vibes To The Eco-Nation
Satire: The View From Inside Dick Cheney
Firas Al-Atraqchi: Hamas Plays Into Sharon’s Hands
Housing Action Group Not Satisfied With Council Move
Party Leaders Forum On National Radio
ZZZZZZtttttt Readers Feedback
Scoop Images: Where White Meets Cool Blue
Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Guilty Verdict For Blake Killers Welcomed
English Calls For A Referendum On MMP
The Ol’ Health Select Committee Vanishing Trick #1
… And Vanishing Trick #2
SA Tariff Bad News For NZ Meat
Waugh Convictions To Be Referred To High Court
ACT Campaigning On Winston’s Turf
Bludgeoning Bureaucracy No Way To Pay Equity
Peters’ Company Tax Plan
Work & Income To Help Redundant Meat Workers

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Keith Rankin: Softening Super Promises

- Once again we are being softened up to accept some sort of compulsory savings scheme and to expect further rises in the age of entitlement to New Zealand Superannuation. See... Keith Rankin: Riding the Anti-Gravy Train [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00117.htm


Student Debt A Crippling, Festering Sore – Harre

- Alliance Leader Laila Harré and Alliance Education Spokesperson Liz Gordon today released the Alliance’s tertiary education policy, with a very strong message to Labour that its time to get serious about investing in education. See... No more tinkering with tertiary education funding [1] MORE: - Staunch - Alliance Only Choice Left For Tertiary Education [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00362.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00120.htm


Hi-Tech Monitoring For The Restless Earth

- Measuring the forces building up under New Zealand is the focus of the GeoNet project - a 10-year, $80 million programme to upgrade the equipment that monitors earthquakes and volcanoes in New Zealand. See... New Monitoring Network Will Be World-Class [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0206/S00033.htm


More Irie Vibes To The Eco-Nation

- The Green Party and LOOP Recordings Aot(ear)oa have ordered a re-press of the Green Room 001 EcoNation CD after many stores sold out. See... Green CD A Sell Out [1] and The Green Room 001: Eco-Nation


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00340.htm


Satire: The View From Inside Dick Cheney

- “I can't believe how easy it all has been. We true-blue conservatives chose a candidate -- thank you, Poppy! -- shoehorned him into the White House, took our lumps as he demonstrated that he's, how shall we say, a bit short on lunchmeat; survived the Jeffords debacle (damn you, Karl!), and got everything back on track again as a result of 9/11.” See... Satire: A Peek Inside Dick Cheney's Personal Diary [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00122.htm


Firas Al-Atraqchi: Hamas Plays Into Sharon’s Hands

- Time to condemn suicide bombings. A bus from Gilo, carrying school children office workers and Israeli soldiers was blown to shreds as it wound its way south of Jerusalem Tuesday morning. Police reports indicate the blast claimed by Hamas had killed 19 and wounded some 40. See... Firas Al-Atraqchi: Betraying Palestinian People [1] MORE: - Amnesty - Amnesty Condemns Bomb Attack On Bus [2] - NZ Govt - Goff Condemns Suicide Bombing [3] - Gush Shalom - Dry Up Suicide Bombings [4] - UK Govt - Straw on suicide bomb attack [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00121.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00069.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00325.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00068.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00067.htm


Housing Action Group Not Satisfied With Council Move

- Auckland City Council's decision to carry on regardless in their sale of council housing is a blow to democracy, reason and humanity. Their only concession, in the face of massive opposition to the annual plan, to establish the interest of central government and Housing New Zealand before proceeding with the sales programme, means nothing. See... Auckland City Councillors Ignore People's Voice [1] SEE ALSO: - City Council - Govt. interest in housing [2] - Open Letter To Auckland City Councillors [3] - An open letter to all Auckland City Councillors [4] - Call For Councillors To Heed The Public [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0206/S00121.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00118.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0206/S00054.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0206/S00050.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0206/S00049.htm


Party Leaders Forum On National Radio

- Radio New Zealand is to broadcast three Leaders Forum programmes on National Radio in the period leading to the general election on Saturday 27th July. See... Party Leaders Centre Stage on National Radio [1] SEE ALSO: - Allocation Of Election Broadcasting Funds [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00116.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00108.htm


ZZZZZZtttttt Readers Feedback

- In This Edition: Falealii And Murder: Journalists Miss The Point, Mislead The Public - More Please See... Feedback: Falealii & Murder – Election Funding [1] . See also... Feedback: Pepper Pots - Angry of Mayfair Writes [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00120.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00110.htm


Scoop Images: Where White Meets Cool Blue

- Photos taken today in the Lake Ohau area. The amount of snow we have had is really quite vast. Its around the 40cm mark, and in some places its more than that. See... Scoop Images: Cool Blue & White Paradise [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00119.htm


Katya Rivas

- My little daughter, how much I appreciate your sacrifices because sacrifice and self-denial nourish love. How they lack understanding of the true value of God’s gift and power on souls! See... Katya Rivas: I Want a Marian Eucharistic Congress [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00118.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Guilty Verdict For Blake Killers Welcomed

- Prime Minister Helen Clark today welcomed the decision of the Brazilian court in Macapa to find the six men accused of killing Sir Peter Blake guilty. See... Guilty Verdict On Killing Of Sir Peter Blake [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00342.htm


English Calls For A Referendum On MMP

- National will re-run a referendum on MMP before the next election, National Leader Bill English said today. See... National Will Hold Referendum On MMP [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00348.htm


The Ol’ Health Select Committee Vanishing Trick #1

- The Labour Government now appears as manipulative and unprincipled on drug policy as the previous National-led administration, claim the Mild Greens. See... "New National" Cheat NZ Cannabis Reform [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00119.htm


… And Vanishing Trick #2

- The New Zealand Medical Association is extremely disappointed that the Health Select Committee did not report back on its inquiry into Northland obstetrician Dr Graham Parry. See... NZMA disappointed at lack of Parry inquiry report [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00117.htm


SA Tariff Bad News For NZ Meat

- The South African Government's new tariff regime for imported red meat, which could have New Zealand exporters paying even more than 40 per cent already levied, did not seem justified, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... South African Tariff Increase Deplored [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00363.htm


Waugh Convictions To Be Referred To High Court

- Justice Minister Phil Goff has recommended to the Governor General the convictions of Alec Waugh be referred back to the High Court. See... Waugh Convictions To Be Referred To High Court [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00356.htm


ACT Campaigning On Winston’s Turf

- ACT New Zealand members of parliament will join candidates in the Bay of Plenty to launch a strong regional campaign for the party vote on Wednesday 26 June. See... ACT Will Launch Strong Regional Campaign In BoP [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00361.htm


Bludgeoning Bureaucracy No Way To Pay Equity

- New Zealand business should be alarmed at the latest Helen Clark and Margaret Wilson plan to “transform” the economy, says National's Finance spokesperson David Carter. See... Another Sledgehammer Plan For Business [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00360.htm


Peters’ Company Tax Plan

- “Australia’s PM John Howard will be weeping,” New Zealand First leader Winston Peters told a group of Auckland businessmen today. See... Peters Gives Exporters Hope [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00359.htm


Work & Income To Help Redundant Meat Workers

- Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey says that the Ministry of Social Development, through Work and Income will assist staff made redundant by the closure of the PPCS meat processing plant in Blenheim to secure alternative employment. See... Work & Income To Assist PPCS Staff To Secure Jobs [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00358.htm

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