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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
Heat Turned Up On Creation Of Sex Offender Register
NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
The War That Was Always Going To Be
SCOOP COLUMNS:
Stateside's 2004 Election: Of Toads, Taxes, Terrorism And Teeth
Aziz Choudry: Showdown in Sacramento?
Scoop Feature: Unspinning the Spin Masters
Jason Leopold: An Ode To The Return Of Some Democratic Spine
Mainstream Media Finally Wakes Up To The Deception Game
Brian Cloughley: Reading The Road Map
Katya Daily

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Friends Greenies and Labour Lend Me Your Ears
No More Tuku Gruds Thanks
Heat Turned Up On Creation Of Sex Offender Register
Hi Ho Hi Ho It’s Off To Work We Go…
Maharey and Goff Back Pacific Radio Trust
Coddington Compares Apples And Oranges
Greens Frown Over PM’s Warehouse Opening
Annette King Must Accept Accountability
Meth-Fighters Need More Than A Programme
Health Info Getting a Boost
Muriel Newman Writes
Robson on Politics

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LEAD STORY:
Heat Turned Up On Creation Of Sex Offender Register

- ACT New Zealand MP Deborah Coddington today urged the politicians who express concern at the release of convicted paedophile Lloyd Alexander McIntosh to get behind her legislation to create a register of sex offenders. See... Sex Offender Register will help in McIntosh Case [1] ALSO: - Nats - Goff must do more about convicted paedophile [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00011.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00007.htm


NEW ZEALAND NEWS:

  • NPRT Takes Over Operation Of Pacific Radio Network [1]
  • Another Interest Rate Cut is Needed - CTU [2]
  • Electricity Demand Update – Savings 9.9% [3]
  • Symantec Security Response -- W32.Sobig.C@mm [4]
  • Jonah ‘optimistic’ for an early transplant [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0306/S00007.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0306/S00010.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0306/S00008.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0306/S00001.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0306/S00001.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

    Middle East

  • Statement from Sharon After PNA Meeting [1]
  • Israeli Claims of Easing Restrictions “Lies" [2]
  • Powell Sees "New Dynamic" at Work in Mideast [3]
  • Journalist Shot in Nablus Incursion [4]
  • Jenin Invasion/ Occupied Home in Nablus [5]
  • The state Sharon is talking about [6]

  • G8
  • Tear Gas, the Smell of Frightened Capitalists [7]
  • G8: No trade off for human rights [8]
  • G8 summit in Evian [9]
  • Bush: U.S. France "in Agreement" on Iraq's Future [10]
  • Bush Praises G-8 Initiatives on Terror, Famine [11]
  • G-8 Summit Focuses on Economy, Security, Development [12]

  • Iraq
  • Bush: U.S. France "in Agreement" on Iraq's Future [13]
  • New WMD Survey Group to Begin Operation in Iraq [14]
  • UN top Iraq envoy arrives food distribution begins [15]

  • US/Russia
  • Bush/Putin Press Conference Transcript [16]
  • Bush, Putin Ratify Strategic Arms Treaty [17]

  • Myanmar
  • UN Radio Highlights Dire Myanmar Situation [18]
  • Myanmar: detention of pro-democracy leaders [19]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00025.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00024.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00019.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00004.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00003.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00001.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00007.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00006.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00023.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00022.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00021.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00016.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00022.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00020.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00012.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00018.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00017.htm
    [18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00015.htm
    [19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00014.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    The War That Was Always Going To Be

    - While the hawks in the Bush administration attempt to justify the logic behind a pre-emptive strike against Iraq now that its become clear the country’s alleged weapons of mass destruction are nowhere to be found, the true reasons for going to war are finally coming to light. See... Iraq War Planned Two Days After 9-11- Wolfowitz [1] and Wolfowitz Interview with Vanity Fair's Tannenhaus [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00005.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0305/S00308.htm


    Stateside's 2004 Election: Of Toads, Taxes, Terrorism And Teeth

    - The single worst thing about the US presidential elections is the presidency itself. See... Stateside with Rosalea: 2004 Presidential Election [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00001.htm


    Aziz Choudry: Showdown in Sacramento?

    - The Bush Administration, in the interests of Corporate America (how can anyone tell where one ends and the other begins?) is on the warpath again. Like its “war on terror”, it is fighting on several fronts. See... Bush's Biotech Bullies Vs. The World [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00002.htm


    Scoop Feature: Unspinning the Spin Masters

    - What does Public Relations mean to you? Sharp suits and beguiling smiles? Off the record hints and misinformation? Public Relations has a bad image. The dismissive phrase 'it's just PR' encapsulates a lot of what people everywhere feel about PR. See... David Miller: Unspinning The Globe [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00008.htm


    Jason Leopold: An Ode To The Return Of Some Democratic Spine

    - Hey you! Tom Daschle. WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You’ve been taking Tylenol PM again haven’t you? I knew it. I told you that stuff makes you groggy. Get your punk ass out of bed and get back to work. And this time don’t forget to dust off your balls, you piece of crap. See... Jason Leopold: Yo Democrats! Wake Up! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00007.htm


    Mainstream Media Finally Wakes Up To The Deception Game

    - Good to hear that elements of the mainstream media are raising questions, however gingerly, about whether or not the Bush administration may have deceived the public to garner support for the war in Iraq. Duh!!!!! See... Greatest Hits On Iraq Shows Up Corporate Media [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00006.htm


    Brian Cloughley: Reading The Road Map

    - One wonders how many people in Washington have actually read the full text of the "Performance-based Road Map to a Permanent Two-State Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict". Precious few, to judge from the reaction on the part of influential figures who appear wedded to peculiar maps of their own. See... Impartiality in Palestine [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00003.htm


    Katya Daily

    - The flowers of the Celestial spring open up and diffuse their divine perfume, giving the air that surrounds them a silent share of the qualities that each one has. This wonder, this spectacle of the souls that works hidden in My Will, is beautiful. See... Katya Rivas: Called To The Life Of The Spirit [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00004.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Friends Greenies and Labour Lend Me Your Ears

    - The Green Party has wound up its 2003 conference with a call for the Labour Government to start listening again. See... Green conference asks Labour to listen [1] ALSO: - Green Co-Leader - Donald Speech Election success needs foundations [2] - United Future - Dunne: Sell-out Greens on way out [3] - ACT - Richard Prebble's Letter From Wellington - June 3 [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00001.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00002.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00016.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00012.htm


    No More Tuku Gruds Thanks

    - A really big shadow hangs over Maori broadcasting, or at least the public perception of it. It's a shadow in the shape of those notoriously expensive underpants of Tuku Morgan, and everything negative that they represent. See... Forget Tuku's undies [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00008.htm


    Heat Turned Up On Creation Of Sex Offender Register

    - ACT New Zealand MP Deborah Coddington today urged the politicians who express concern at the release of convicted paedophile Lloyd Alexander McIntosh to get behind her legislation to create a register of sex offenders. See... Sex Offender Register will help in McIntosh Case [1] ALSO: The National Party says the Justice Minister's not doing enough to prevent any future reoffending by a convicted paedophile who's about to be released into the Palmerston North community. See... Goff must do more about convicted paedophile [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00011.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00007.htm


    Hi Ho Hi Ho It’s Off To Work We Go…

    "And it would appear there's more cronyism than ever, according to the Government's latest phone list," says National Party Deputy Leader Roger Sowry. See... Beehive staff list grows as Labour's luck runs out [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00004.htm


    Maharey and Goff Back Pacific Radio Trust

    - The Broadcasting and Pacific Island Affairs ministers are backing a decision by the National Pacific Radio Trust to cancel the contract it has with an Auckland-based provider for the nationwide Pacific radio network. See... Ministers back Pacific radio trust [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00009.htm


    Coddington Compares Apples And Oranges

    - Just imagine Trevor Mallard's reaction if the country's worst 10 schools included eight private schools, ACT Education Spokesman Deborah Coddington said today. See... Leave No Child Behind [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00006.htm


    Greens Frown Over PM’s Warehouse Opening

    - Green MP Mike Ward said he has grave doubts about the Prime Minister's commitment to New Zealand small business by opening a new distribution centre for The Warehouse. See... Big box opening a can of worms [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00017.htm


    Annette King Must Accept Accountability

    - ACT New Zealand Health Spokesman Heather Roy today attacked the Ministry of Health for claiming to encourage public-private partnerships in healthcare - when the unnecessary deaths of two patients tell a very different story. See... Front Up, Labour [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00014.htm


    Meth-Fighters Need More Than A Programme

    - ACT New Zealand Police Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today welcomed the methamphetamine education programme Patua Te Ngangara, and applauded its creators for taking the developing drug crisis seriously - even if the Labour Government does not. See... Meth Programme Not Enough [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00013.htm


    Health Info Getting a Boost

    - Health Minister Annette King today announced 10 appointments to the committee that will oversee the development of health information standards in the sector. See... HISO Committee to oversee health info standards [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00010.htm


    Muriel Newman Writes

    - On Wednesday I was invited to the launch of the National Party’s welfare discussion paper, “Saving The Next Generation From Welfare Dependency”. See... Muriel Newman’s The Column [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00005.htm


    Robson on Politics

    - Its good to be a member of a party that works together, focuses on the issues and make progress while also being able to share good humour. The Progressive Executive met in Wellington last Friday and they supported my request to campaign on reducing ... See... robson-on-politics [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00003.htm

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