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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Evening Post To Fold Into Dom, 80-90 Jobs To Go
Howard’s End: Smart Money’s On Gold
Supercomputer Weather: No Respite For Fire-hit US
Kedgley’s Complaint On the Go As Smoker Sues
Scoop Link: Helen’s Unkind Pretender
Natalia Zawidowski: Fence Building & Fence Mending
Firas Al-Atraqchi: Someone Has It In For Jenin
Stateside With Pics: Exit To Dublin
McCully Under Fire Over Maori Grants Attack
Umaga, Cullen, Randell & Meeuws Recalled
Scoop Link: 20/20 911 Israeli Spies Investigation
Bush-Nazi Connections: Beware The Cornered Rat
Feedback: Overlooked Tax Issue
Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Everything You Need To Know About ACT Policy
Prebble’s Letter: Labour’s Risky Strategy
Chief Censor Not Censorious Enough
More Maori Voters Digging The Greens
Votegreen: Chock Full Of Open Source Goodness
Helpline For Drug Users
Peters Speech: Can We Fix It? Yes We Can!
More Evidence Of Labour/Green Conspiracy

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Evening Post To Fold Into Dom, 80-90 Jobs To Go

- Independent Newspapers Limited today announced a proposal to merge the two Wellington daily newspapers, The Dominion and The Evening Post, into a new morning newspaper, The Dominion Post. See... New Newspaper Proposed - The Dominion Post [1] and Scoop Link: Post/Dominion Merge Planned [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0206/S00148.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00142.htm


Howard’s End: Smart Money’s On Gold

- If the U.S. economy is recovering why are stocks going down? If buying and holding stocks is such a smart idea why is the “smart money” deserting the U.S. dollar and buying into gold? Maree Howard writes. See... Howard's End: Bank Says Gold Set To Go Ballistic [1] SEE ALSO: Royal Bank Of Canada Report On Gold [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00139.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00141.htm


Supercomputer Weather: No Respite For Fire-hit US

- A 12 day weather forecast from the NOAA medium range supercomputer forecast model shows soaring temperatures throughout the Mid West of the United States, and few signs of rain through till July 5th. See... Supercomputer Weather: US Fires Forecast Hot & Dry [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00138.htm


Kedgley’s Complaint On the Go As Smoker Sues

- Green MP Sue Kedgley today welcomed the first legal action against New Zealand tobacco companies and said she was awaiting the outcome of her complaint to the Commerce Commission against deceptive and misleading practices by tobacco companies. See... Greens Await Outcome Of Complaint Against Tobacco [1] SEE ALSO: - Libz - Another Cigarette Smoker In Denial [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00425.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00148.htm


Scoop Link: Helen’s Unkind Pretender

- Helen Clark’s official election campaign site has an imitator. And in this case it could probably not be said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. See... Scoop Link: Follow Which Leader? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00132.htm


Natalia Zawidowski: Fence Building & Fence Mending

- The fact that Israel has now started building a fence has enraged a lot of people. Many are claiming, not for the first time, that Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians is similar to the treatment of blacks in apartheid South Africa. See... Natalia Zawidowski: Zionism & Racism [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00136.htm


Firas Al-Atraqchi: Someone Has It In For Jenin

- Another day in the Middle East means another person has been killed. This time, Israeli tanks laying siege to the city savagely gunned down ordinary Palestinian shoppers buying food in the markets of Jenin. Someone has it in for Jenin, it seems. See... Firas Al-Atraqchi: The "Errors" That Kill [1] MORE MIDDLE EAST NEWS: - Gush Shalom - Urgent Appeal From Nablus [2] - Without Peace, Death Reigns [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00130.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00074.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00072.htm


Stateside With Pics: Exit To Dublin

- Last Sunday, 16 June, was something of a novelty date in Dublin. As happens every year on the day the events in James Joyce's 'Ulysses' took place, Bloomsday celebrations were in full swing. See... Stateside In Dublin: The Pub That Roared [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00134.htm


McCully Under Fire Over Maori Grants Attack

- Over $17 million in grants to 2019 Maori organisations have been attacked by National MP Murray McCully as "a politically-driven , racially-based slush fund." See... Politically-driven, racially-based fund - McCully [1] REACTION: - Winston Peters - National's Policy A Sham [2] - Parekura Horomia - McCully speaks for Maori Members [3] - Stephen Franks - Test National On Its Treaty Policy [4] - Winston Peters - McCully Can’t Be Serious [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00400.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00423.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00402.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00415.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00410.htm


Umaga, Cullen, Randell & Meeuws Recalled

- The All Blacks' selectors have made four changes to their squad for Saturday night's Test against Fiji in the Philips International Series. See… All Blacks Make Four Changes [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0206/S00042.htm


Scoop Link: 20/20 911 Israeli Spies Investigation

- The men were taking video or photos of themselves with the World Trade Center burning in the background, she said. What struck Maria were the expressions on the men's faces. "They were like happy, you know … They didn't look shocked to me. I thought it was very strange," she said. See... Scoop Link: 20/20 911 Israeli Spies Investigation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00133.htm


Bush-Nazi Connections: Beware The Cornered Rat

- In the period of national mourning following the September 11 attacks, public suggestion of U.S. government negligence or complicity in the attacks would have been an apostasy to most Americans. See... Bush-Nazi Connections: Beware The Cornered Rat [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00131.htm


Feedback: Overlooked Tax Issue

- Here is an issue of importance to anyone with a few savings that seems to have been almost totally overlooked by the media. It does not apply only to big investors but particularly to small investors: retirees, baby-boomers saving for retirement, young people saving for a home etc. See... Feedback: RFRM Tax An Election Issue [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00137.htm


Katya Rivas

- (The lecturer said that when Jesus was an adolescent He began to comprehend and accept what He saw from His Father.) See... Katya Rivas: My Father's Love Is Given Freely [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00135.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Everything You Need To Know About ACT Policy

- We believe people flourish and prosper when they have control over their own lives, and that individuals - not governments - know best how to lead their lives and spend their own money. See... A Vision For New Zealand [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00417.htm


Prebble’s Letter: Labour’s Risky Strategy

- Helen Clark's snap election has caught her own party napping. In most electorates, Labour has not put up any billboards (most of its volunteers are teachers, who are on strike). Trevor Mallard is using last election's hoardings! See... Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington 24/6/2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00421.htm


Chief Censor Not Censorious Enough

- “The availability of films, videos and DVDs featuring ‘sexual violence’ combined with ‘graphic violence’, to those 18 years of age and older, has dramatically increased since Mr Bill Hastings was appointed to the roles of Acting Chief Censor in December 1998 and Chief Censor in October 1999.” See... Sexually Violent ‘Entertainment’ [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00153.htm


More Maori Voters Digging The Greens

- Green Party co-leader Rod Donald said the Green message was getting through to Maori voters, as a Marae Digi-poll today revealed the Green Party has broken the 10 percent threshold. See... Green Support Surges Amongst Maori Voters [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00407.htm


Votegreen: Chock Full Of Open Source Goodness

- The Green Party has today launched its new election website at http://www.votegreen.org.nz. See... www.votegreen.org.nz Launched [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00406.htm


Helpline For Drug Users

- The Associate Minister of Health, Hon Tariana Turia, announced today that the Ministry of Health is working with the Alcohol Drug Association to offer a Drug Helpline, similar to the existing Alcohol Helpline. See... New Drug Helpline Planned [1] MORE: - Tariana Turia - Launch of Treatment Works Week [2] - ALAC - Support For Treatment Works Week [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00419.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00420.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0206/S00155.htm


Peters Speech: Can We Fix It? Yes We Can!

- There is an election coming. A winter election. A winter election following one of the shortest Governments of your lives. There is no constitutional reason for this election being held now. See... Security, Super, And Success [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00424.htm


More Evidence Of Labour/Green Conspiracy

- ACT Environment Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff says a public debate arranged at very short notice between Labour and the Greens for Dunedin this week further highlights the level of contrivance in the apparent “conflict” between the two parties. See... ACT Reiterates Support For Progress On GM [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00422.htm


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