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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Why The Hay Wouldn’t You Want A White Hat?
Greens Say They’ll Put The Brakes On Wgtn Bypass
Howard’s End: Mandatory Pigeon-holing
Release Illegally Detained Refugees – Greens
Stateside In Coro-land
Satire: Captain Ahab Coup For CHP
1.1% Economic Growth In March Quarter
.. But Business Confidence Falling
Grooving Greenies In Prime Time Tonight With Vibes
Whakapapa Opens Tomorrow
No Tree Hill
NZ’s Best Books Shortlisted
Organics Blooming
World: G8 Leaders Called To Account
World: G8 Action Plan For Africa
Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Campaign 2002: Bill English Launches Bulk Funding Mark II
Campaign 2002: Peter Dunne Announces Running Mates
Campaign 2002: Matt Robson’s In Prison
Campaign 2002: Jim Anderton's In The Deep South
Campaign 2002: Richard Prebble’s Been Surfing
Campaign 2002: Pete Hodgson Is Talking GE In Otago
… and Campaign 2002: Winston Peters Is Mixing His Metaphors (Again)
Young Nick’s Head Talks
More Aerial Spraying Approved
TVNZ Changes In The Wind, Just Not Yet
E-Government = E-Politics
Ngati Kahu Treaty Settlement Progress

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Why The Hay Wouldn’t You Want A White Hat?

- When they saw these world leaders getting off the plane without a cowboy hat, they probably assumed they forgot theirs. It's like a house guest who arrives without a toothbrush--you find one for them. See... Feedback: Re: Who'll Wear A White Hat? [1] and Scoop Images: G8 Summit - Who’ll Wear A White Hat? [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00170.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00169.htm


Greens Say They’ll Put The Brakes On Wgtn Bypass

- Green Transport Spokesperson Sue Kedgley said only the Greens had a strong position opposing the proposed inner city bypass and the party was determined to make sure the proposed project was evaluated against a new set of criteria negotiated between the Greens and the Government. See... Greens committed to stopping inner city bypass [1] ROAD FUNDING ANNOUNCED: - Transfund - National Land Transport Programme [2] - Govt - Launch of National Land Transport Programme [3] - Govt - Land Transport Investment Welcomed [4] - Govt - Funding boosts economic development [5] - CBC - Bypass Funding Uncertain [6] - ACT - Flawed Labour Policy [7] - Nats - Transfund left in the lurch? [8] - Federated Farmers - Political Priorities [9]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00533.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00195.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00514.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00515.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00508.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00194.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00522.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00510.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0206/S00204.htm


Howard’s End: Mandatory Pigeon-holing

- Once again Hon Lianne Dalziel has embroiled the Government in controversy over policies which places people in mandatory stereo-typed pigeon holes. First, as lead ACC Minister, and now, as Immigration Minister. Maree Howard writes. See... Howard's End: Detention Mandatory Pigeon-holing [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00176.htm


Release Illegally Detained Refugees – Greens

- Green Immigration spokesperson Keith Locke has called for the immediate release of detained asylum seekers, following a High Court decision that most of them are illegally held. See... Release Asylum Seekers Now, Say Greens [1] SEE ALSO: - Stephen Franks - Dithering Results In Bad Message [2] - Winston Peters - The Law Is An Ass [3] - Richard Prebble - Advertising For Boat People [4] - Phil Goff - Stark Message To People Smugglers [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00518.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00549.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00530.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00546.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00528.htm


Stateside In Coro-land

- From Dublin I flew to Manchester, where a security alert meant that we were all put onto a bus on the tarmac and whizzed through immigration without so much as a stamp in our passports. I took a train directly from the airport to Leeds. See... Stateside with Rosalea: Up north (With Pics) [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00173.htm


Satire: Captain Ahab Coup For CHP

- “For ere they drown, drowning things will twice rise to the surface; then rise again, to sink, for evermore. So with the Prime Minister; two elections she’s floated – but 2005 will be the third. Aye man, she’ll rise once more – but only to spout her last!” See... Scoop Satire: Captain Ahab Named On CHP List [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00172.htm


1.1% Economic Growth In March Quarter

- Economic activity increased 1.1 percent in the March 2002 quarter, according to information released today by Statistics New Zealand. The rise in activity this quarter reflects higher consumer spending coupled with a rise in export volumes. See... Lift in Economic Activity [1] REACTION: - Michael Cullen Robust Growth Figure [2] - David Carter - What Happened To 4% Dr Cullen? [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0206/S00186.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00535.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00531.htm


.. But Business Confidence Falling

- Business confidence is now declining under the weight of rising interest rates, an appreciating exchange rate, sharply lower commodity prices and increasing uncertainty about the pace of the global recovery. See... NBNZ Business Survey - June 2002 [1] REACTION: - Richard Prebble - Confidence Drop Makes Company Tax Cut Vital [2] - Michael Cullen - Slip in business confidence no surprise [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0206/S00193.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00539.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00506.htm


Grooving Greenies In Prime Time Tonight With Vibes

- The awesome ground-breaking 8 minute Green Party Political Broadcast - produced by native limited and FAT Films will feature New Zealand music by TrinityRoots and Epsilon Blue. See... Green Party TV Broadcast Today – 7.55pm TV1 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00507.htm


Whakapapa Opens Tomorrow

- Snow falls on Mt Ruapehu this week will allow Whakapapa Ski Area to open for skiing, snowboarding and sightseeing from this Saturday, 30 June. See... Whakapapa Ski Area To Open This Weekend [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0206/S00051.htm


No Tree Hill

- Auckland City Council has announced that the planting at the Summit of One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie) planned for Saturday will not go ahead. See... Planting of One Tree Hill postponed [1] . See also Winston Peters… Claim Against Tree Planting Absurd: Peters [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0206/S00093.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00525.htm


NZ’s Best Books Shortlisted

- The judging of this year’s Montana New Zealand Book Awards has been a remarkable undertaking for the panel of judges (Witi Ihimaera - convenor, Lindsey Dawson and Bill Ralston) not least because of the record number of submissions received. See... A Dazzling Shortlist Announced For Book Awards [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0206/S00053.htm


Organics Blooming

- Otago Research Reveals NZ Organic Sales Skyrocketing Supermarkets big winners while traditional retailers miss out See... Otago Research Reveals NZ Organic Sales Skyrocket [1] and Green Party response… Organics Study Highlights Huge GE-Free Advantage [2] . See also Certified Organics Seeks $6 Million For Growth [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0206/S00184.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00544.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0206/S00195.htm


World: G8 Leaders Called To Account

- Members of the Canadian inter-church justice coalition KAIROS made public a huge paper chain made up of 10,000 signed “invoices” calling G8 leaders “to account” for outstanding social and ecological debts created by policies they have imposed on countries around the world. See... 10,000 “invoices” calling G8 leaders to account [1] MORE: - Postal Worker Arrested Delivering Mail to G8 [2] - Come On G-8, Surprise Us! [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00102.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00101.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00100.htm


World: G8 Action Plan For Africa

- The New Partnership for Africa's Development offers something different. It is, first and foremost, a pledge by African Leaders to the people of Africa to consolidate democracy and sound economic management, and to promote peace, security and people-centred development. See... G8 Africa Action Plan [1] and G8 Africa Action Plan Highlights [2] MORE FROM THE G8 MEETING: - Statement by G7 Leaders On Debt Relief For HIPC [3] - G8: White House Briefing Day Three, NSA Dr. Rice [4] - G8: White House Day 2 Briefing [5] - Presidents Bush & Putin Discuss Terror Efforts [6] - G8: Preventing the Proliferation of WMDs [7] - G8: Bush And Blair On The Path To Peace In ME [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00113.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00115.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00114.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00112.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00111.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00110.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00109.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00107.htm


Katya Rivas

- Beloved daughter, I want you to tell My son that I am extremely pleased that he wishes to come closer to Me, to search for Me, to find Me. I appreciate such efforts; they are not failures; they are not fiascoes... I hear his pleas. See... Katya Rivas: Evangelize With Your Saintly Life [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00171.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Campaign 2002: Bill English Launches Bulk Funding Mark II

- National today announced a bold plan to raise education standards for young New Zealanders and put parents and principals in control of schools. See... National delivers bold reform plan for education [1] and Bill English - Speech to School Principals [2] REACTION: - ACT - National Takes First Step on Education [3] - Labour - National Education Policy – Boring Old Mistakes [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00509.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00523.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00526.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00521.htm


Campaign 2002: Peter Dunne Announces Running Mates

- President of United Future New Zealand, Ian (Inky) Tulloch and Leader, Hon Peter Dunne, today announced the first 20 places on the Party list standing for election. See... United Future Announces Top 20 [1] More From United Future: - Call For Empowerment Of Parents In Education [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00543.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00541.htm


Campaign 2002: Matt Robson’s In Prison

- Four new self-care units at Arohata Women’s Prison for low security inmates nearing release will help break the cycle of offending for young women and their babies, Corrections Minister Matt Robson said today at the official opening ceremony. See... New Units Help Break The Cycle Of Offending [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00520.htm


Campaign 2002: Jim Anderton's In The Deep South

- Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton today announced Industry New Zealand funding of $100,000 for capability building in Southland. See... Southland Gets $100,000 For Capability Building [1] and Otago Receives $100,000 For Capability Building [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00537.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00534.htm


Campaign 2002: Richard Prebble’s Been Surfing

- If you log on to Labour's website, you could be forgiven for thinking there is no election. There's nothing on the site to indicate that Labour is campaigning. See... Labour's Secret Agenda -- Richard Prebble [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00524.htm


Campaign 2002: Pete Hodgson Is Talking GE In Otago

- “Good evening ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for coming along and congratulations to the Otago Daily Times for its initiative.” See... ODT Sponsored Debate on GM - Pete Hodgson Speech [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00512.htm


… and Campaign 2002: Winston Peters Is Mixing His Metaphors (Again)

- In the Second World War the Germans used the term Blitzkrieg - lightening war - to describe a certain type of campaign. See... Will New Zealand Wake Up On The 27th Or The 28th ? [1] More From Winston: - Final ACT List [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00551.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00529.htm


Young Nick’s Head Talks

- Finance Minister Michael Cullen today welcomed the agreement by the vendor and the potential purchaser of the Young Nick’s Head Station to extend their offer for six weeks to allow negotiations with the local iwi. See... Cullen Welcomes Talks On Young Nick’s Head [1] MORE: - Greens - Overseas Takeover Of Strategic Land [2] - Forest & Bird - Stronger Controls Needed [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00550.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00495.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00190.htm


More Aerial Spraying Approved

- The Cabinet has approved a $30 million programme to attempt to eradicate the southern saltmarsh mosquito around the Kaipara Harbour, Associate Biosecurity Minister Marian Hobbs announced today. See... Mosquito Eradication Programme Approved [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00540.htm


TVNZ Changes In The Wind, Just Not Yet

- Broadcasting Minister Marian Hobbs says that after further consideration she has decided it is not appropriate to direct Television New Zealand to include the charter in the company's Statement of Corporate Intent in this pre-election period. See... TVNZ Charter: Formal Implementation Delayed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00538.htm


E-Government = E-Politics

- State Services Minister Trevor Mallard today welcomed an international survey that ranks New Zealand as third on a global e-government leadership index. See... International Survey Rates Our E-Government Highly [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00532.htm


Ngati Kahu Treaty Settlement Progress

- Settlement of the Ngati Kahu historical Treaty claims will move a step closer tomorrow when Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Margaret Wilson travels to Karepori Marae in the Far North. See... Ngati Kahu reaches Treaty settlement milestone [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00527.htm

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