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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
And We all Thought ENRON Was Bad!
Philip J. Rappa: When To Hold ‘Em, When To Fold ‘Em
Keith Rankin: Cullen v. Brash
Tube Talk: Flacid City
$732M Current Account Surplus For March 2002 Q -
Young Kiwis Take Out Enterprise Olympics
Business Confidence Downturn
Historic Headland Sale Fires Overseas Ownership Debate
Wording Of Poll’s GE Question Misleading – Greens
Laugh All The Way To The Ballot Box
UNSG And Colin Powell Respond To Bush Speech
Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Business Welcomes Nats ACC De-regulation Policy
Talks With Northland DHB Over Safety Issues
National Finds Something To Like In The Polls
Overseas Green Candidates Campaign World-wide
Nats Pledge Family Assistance Overhaul
The Anti Zoning Zone
General Strikes Are Coming
Prebble’s Been Speaking
It’s Not Too Late For The Skyhawks

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And We all Thought ENRON Was Bad!

- In a shock announcement WorldCom, one of the largest Telecomms companies in the world and owner of MCI, said it intended to restate its 2001 and 2002 accounts by a whopping NZD$7.6 billion. The announcement dwarfs Enron’s $1.2 billion discrepancy scandal. See... Scoop Links: WorldCom $3.8B Scandal Eclipses Enron [1] for news links and WorldCom's statement... WorldCom Announces Intention to Restate Statements [2] REACTION: Markets Are Reeling Around The Globe - LIVE PRICE LINKS: Share Markets [3] - Currencies [4] - Oil Futures [5] - Spot Gold [6] - George Bush - President Bush Promises WorldCom Investigation [7] - SEC - SEC Statement Concerning WorldCom [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00162.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0206/S00158.htm
[3] - http://quote.yahoo.com/m2
[4] - http://quote.yahoo.com/m3?u
[5] - http://www.bloomberg.com/energy/
[6] - http://www.kitco.com/
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00095.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0206/S00165.htm


Philip J. Rappa: When To Hold ‘Em, When To Fold ‘Em

- I've been involved in the stock market for over twenty years. During that time I had several brokers. My philosophy toward investing has always been a work in progress, changing and adjusting to the marketplace and understanding its cyclical nature, as well as its gaming characteristics. See... Philip J. Rappa: The House Always Wins [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00157.htm


Keith Rankin: Cullen v. Brash

- Former Reserve Bank governor Don Brash's entry into politics has given Finance Minister Michael Cullen a windfall opportunity to criticise the management of monetary policy. See... Keith Rankin: Cullen v. Brash [1] RELATED: - Jim Anderton - Clarification of RBNZ PTA [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00165.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00476.htm


Tube Talk: Flacid City

- Like most swinging Singletons in this city, I’m in search of the perfect companion to ride my Sin Carriage of Love. See... Tube Talk: In Search Of TV Beefcake [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00167.htm


$732M Current Account Surplus For March 2002 Q -

Statistics New Zealand today reported a $732 million March 2002 quarter current account surplus. This compares with the December 2001 quarter deficit of $1,696 million. See... Current Account Surplus $732 Million in March 2002 [1] REACTION: - Michael Cullen - Annual BoP deficit at 13 year low [2] - Deutsche Bank - Current Account [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0206/S00164.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00492.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0206/S00167.htm


Young Kiwis Take Out Enterprise Olympics

- A team of New Zealand secondary school students have won the global Enterprise Olympics which finished at 2.30am this morning. See... NZ Wins Enterprise Olympics [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0206/S00170.htm


Business Confidence Downturn

- A large downturn in business confidence and a sudden rise in business concerns are reported in the Employers & Manufacturers Association (Northern) survey of Business Conditions for May. See... Business Conditions Turn Down [1] MORE: - Ak Chamber of Commerce - Confidence Loses Ground [2] - Nats - Decline In Business Confidence No Surprise [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0206/S00161.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0206/S00162.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00496.htm


Historic Headland Sale Fires Overseas Ownership Debate

- Green co-leader Rod Donald said news of the sale of Young Nicks Head to an American financier showed the need for the next Government to take measures to stop the sale of strategic land to foreign buyers. See... Overseas Takeover Of Strategic Land [1] MORE: - Forest & Bird - Stronger Controls Needed [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00495.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00190.htm


Wording Of Poll’s GE Question Misleading – Greens

- Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today a Herald poll was offering false hope to people that realistic conditions could be imposed on the release of genetically engineered organisms. See... Herald Poll Holds Out False Hope On GE Safety [1] MORE: - Life Sciences - Poll Result Confirms Acceptance Of GM [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00494.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00189.htm


Laugh All The Way To The Ballot Box

- “Many young people are cynical and bored with politics. This website aims to show that politics is not necessarily boring, and that some parties do have a sense of humour,” says spokesperson Jamie Simpson. See... No Crap Is Back [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00179.htm


UNSG And Colin Powell Respond To Bush Speech

- 25 June – United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today cautioned that the current atmosphere in the Middle East was not conducive to the holding of Palestinian elections and said that members of the diplomatic Quartet on the Middle East - the UN, United States, Russian Federation and European Union - will need to meet to discuss the proposals made yesterday by US President George Bush. See... Time 'not optimal' for West Bank vote - Annan [1] MORE: - State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for June 25 - [2] - Colin Powell Explains ME Peace Policy On TV/Radio [3] (Including CNN, NPR, Fox and other IVs) - William Burns - William Burns: Challenges in the Middle East [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00099.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00098.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00097.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00096.htm

Katya Rivas

- We are before the Blessed Sacrament in the small Chapel beside the dormitory. A sister accompanies me in prayer from the Prayer Group (Neiza). See... Katya Rivas: When You Have to Meet Me [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00163.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Business Welcomes Nats ACC De-regulation Policy

- “Returning to manufacturers the right to choose their accident insurer is a step in the right direction,” said John Walley, CEO of the Canterbury Manufacturers’ Association. See... National ACC Policy Gets the Big Tick [1] MORE: - Federated Farmers - Importance of Competition [2] - Nats - National Will Offer Accident Insurance Choice [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0206/S00169.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0206/S00172.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00488.htm


Talks With Northland DHB Over Safety Issues

- Health Minister Annette King says she has asked the Ministry of Health’s Deputy-Director General of Clinical Services Colin Feek to convene a meeting with Kaitaia and Whangarei clinicians next weeks, to discuss clinical credentialing issues affecting the Far North. Kaitaia Hospital Safety Concerns [1] SEE ALSO: - ACT - Labour Breaks Health Promises [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00502.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00497.htm


National Finds Something To Like In The Polls

- National Party Leader Bill English isn't at all surprised by the Waikato Times latest poll which shows Nationals Sandra Goudie moving further ahead in the key seat of Coromandel. See... National continues to poll ahead in key seats [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00474.htm


Overseas Green Candidates Campaign World-wide

- The Green Party is looking to boost its number of overseas special votes by selecting two list candidates based in Sydney and London. See... Green Candidates Rally Overseas Vote [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00493.htm


Nats Pledge Family Assistance Overhaul

- New Zealand is not giving all of it's children the best start in life and is failing to ensure the best care of young children in vulnerable families that desperately need help, National Leader Bill English said today. See... National Will Give Our Children A Better Start [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00500.htm


The Anti Zoning Zone

- ACT Education Spokesman Donna Awatere Huata will tonight launch a pressure group of concerned parents and education professionals who want to eliminate unfair school zoning. See... Anti-Zoning Pressure Group Launch [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00498.htm


General Strikes Are Coming

- Margaret Wilson's attempts to ratify conventions that could allow general strikes gives a clear message of what to expect if voters return a second-term Labour Government, National Industrial Relations Spokesperson Simon Power said today. See... General Strikes - Labour's Hidden 2nd Term Agenda [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00491.htm


Prebble’s Been Speaking

- This is the election you have when you are not having an election. Labour, with its mile-high polling, is trying to do as little campaigning as possible. I have checked Labour's website. See... Let's Have an Election - Richard Prebble Speech [1] and Govt Suppressed Crime Survey [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00487.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00486.htm


It’s Not Too Late For The Skyhawks

- The ACT Party will reconstitute an airforce strike capability, ACT leader Richard Prebble said today, in response to a call from the Save our Squadrons Campaign. See... ACT Will Restore Air Strike Wing [1] and Clarify Air Combat Force Policy - SOS To National [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00499.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00184.htm

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