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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY:
NZ Deploys To Iraq/Afghanistan - Full Coverage
NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News Was Here! (Wellington)
Leopold: Powell's WMD Denials Fail To Convince
Perceptions Of Imperial America
Satire: Wellington Faces New Crisis
St Molesworth's To 10
John Kaminsky: This Wet & Wild World
Between The Lines: World More Dangerous Thanks To U.S. Wars
A Fascist Takeover Of The Home Of The Brave
Scoop.co.nz Introduces Sales Guru Wade Bishop
Katya Daily

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Whanganui DHB Badly In The Red
Will Sex Register Be Retrospective?
Ill Ought Not Be Imprisoned: ACT
Bed Shortages Led To Tiger Mauling
Asian Population Set to Double In Two
Tourism Initiative Launched Today
Maori Early Childhood Centres Get $400,000
Randal New High Commissioner to Malaysia and Brunei
Cullen Addresses Directors’ Conference
Greens Would Endanger Kiwis Says Dunne

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Scoop Is In The House

– For Today’s questions for oral answer see... See... Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 10 June 2003 [1] . Come back this evening for the uncorrected transcript of the answers.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00148.htm

LEAD STORY:
NZ Deploys To Iraq/Afghanistan

-Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced decisions on further New Zealand contributions to support humanitarian and reconstruction efforts in Iraq. Helen Clark also announced the government would continue to make a significant contribution to the fight against terrorism... See... Govt Assistance to Op Enduring Freedom and Iraq [1] MORE:- Prime Minister Speech - PM's Address to Returned Services’ Association [2] REACTION: - NZ Defence - Defence Chief Welcomes Govt Commitment To Iraq [3] - Global Peace And Justice - New Zealand Joins the War Criminals [4] - ACT - What's so right now that wasn't right before? [5] - Nats - Clark zig-zags with decision on Iraq [6] - Greens - NZ sends the wrong kind of aid to Iraq [7] - United Future - Constructive engagement the right way to go [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00122.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00135.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00043.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00044.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00138.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00136.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00134.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00123.htm


NEW ZEALAND NEWS:

  • U.S Welcomes NZ's Assistance for Iraq, Afghanistan [1]
  • Victoria To Educate Vietnamese Info Managers [2]
  • Drink spiking TV ad campaign starts [3]
  • NZ Pro Photographer Of The Year Announced [4]
  • Tickets 'Montana World Of Wearableart Awards' [5]
  • ACC & Plunket join forces on car seat rentals [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00128.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0306/S00010.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0306/S00033.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0306/S00037.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0306/S00036.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0306/S00014.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

    UN-Iraq

  • Disarming Iraq - Hans Blix Report To UNSC [1]

  • Middle East
  • PLO: Israel Still Not Committed to ‘Roadmap’ [2]
  • Bush Optimistic About Middle East "March to Peace" [3]
  • Powell:Stopping Terrorism Key to Middle East Peace [4]
  • Jenin under seige,soldiers fire on cars & buses [5]
  • Israel Details IDF 4 troops killed in Gaza attack [6]
  • PNA Details Israeli Violations against the Palestinian People [7]
  • UN launches $103 million appeal in WestBank-Gaza [8]

  • US-Chile
  • U.S. Chile Sign Historic Free Trade Agreement [9]

  • Islamabad
  • 40 young Pakistanis Stuck Off In Yemen Sea [10]

  • Afghanistan
  • UN peace push after attack on international troops [11]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00131.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00111.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00129.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00126.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00123.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00116.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00121.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00120.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00127.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00124.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00119.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News Was Here! (Wellington)

    - It so happened that I had a few hours to kill in Wellington between appointments. My anticipated lunch date hadn't happened, and it was a bit late to go chasing up another one. But Wellington is a good place to be distracted... Hard News 09/06/03 - Democracy at Ease [1] and for the latest from Public Address see…Hard News 09/06/03 - Intimations and Impressions [2]


    [1] - http://publicaddress.net/default,hardnews.sm#post476
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00059.htm


    Leopold: Powell's WMD Denials Fail To Convince

    - The evidence, or lack thereof, speaks for itself. In the months leading up to the war in Iraq, the Bush administration produced hundreds of pages of intelligence for members of Congress and for the United Nations that showed how Iraq's President Saddam Hussein possessed tons of chemical and biological weapons and was actively pursuing a nuclear weapons program. See... Evidence Doesn’t Hold Up In Powell Denials On WMDs [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00061.htm


    Perceptions Of Imperial America

    - In December of 2002, the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press released a study titled, "What the World Thinks in 2002." The study, containing poll results from 27 countries around the world, examines how the global community perceives the United States. See... Ash Pulcifer: Further Fanning Of The Flames [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00064.htm


    Satire: Wellington Faces New Crisis

    - Wellington is a city twitching irritably in the throes of a crisis today as regional coffee-levels slumped to their lowest point since the pre-café days of the 1970’s. See... Capital In Crisis As Coffee-Shortage Kicks In [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00063.htm


    St Molesworth's To 10

    - Top 10 programmes planned for the Maori Television Service. See... Top 10 Programmes Planned For Maori TV [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00067.htm


    John Kaminsky: This Wet & Wild World

    - This is a dream. I am standing in front of a giant dam. The vast expanse of beige concrete stretches across the field of my vision, towers above me. I am dwarfed into utter insignificance. See... John Kaminski: The Bursting Of The Dam [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00065.htm


    Between The Lines: World More Dangerous Thanks To U.S. Wars

    - Amnesty International Declares U.S. War on Terrorism Has Made the World a More Dangerous Place - Interview with Joshua Rubenstein, northeast regional director with Amnesty International USA, conducted by Scott Harris. See... War on Terrorism Makes World More Dangerous [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00062.htm


    A Fascist Takeover Of The Home Of The Brave

    - If my email is any indication, a goodly number of folks wonder if they're living in America in 2003 or Germany in 1933. See... Germany In 1933: The Easy Slide Into Fascism [1] and, in a similar vein... Thom Hartmann: Midnight Ride of the Rabble [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00060.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00052.htm


    Scoop.co.nz Introduces Sales Guru Wade Bishop

    - Scoop Media Limited, publishers of the Scoop.co.nz raw news web site, has announced the appointment of Wade Bishop as its Business Development Manager and the contracting of Red Sheriff to audit site traffic as the company moves into a growth phase. See... Scoop.co.nz Moves Into Growth Mode [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00057.htm


    Katya Daily

    - O soul of Mine, you have hidden yourself in My Passion. How sweet it is to your Savior to sing your victory! You are blood of My Blood, life of My Life, even more so, you are precisely the cause of My Victory. See... Katya Rivas: Love Is To Submit [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00058.htm

    Scoop Media
Appoints Wade Bishop as Business Development Manager
    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00057.htm
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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Whanganui DHB Badly In The Red

    - It comes as no surprise that the Whanganui District Health Board has had its projected $1.8 million deficit for the 2003-04 financial year rejected by the Labour Government, ACT New Zealand Health Spokesman Heather Roy said today. See... Good Work Unrewarded [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00141.htm


    Will Sex Register Be Retrospective?

    - ACT New Zealand MP Deborah Coddington said today that Justice Minister Phil Goff's plans to monitor sex offenders have provided her with hope that her Sex Offenders Register Bill will be strengthened in Select Committee. See... Hope That Sex Offenders Register Will Be Backdated [1] ALSO: - ACT - Sex Offender Register One Step Closer [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00152.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00140.htm


    Ill Ought Not Be Imprisoned: ACT

    - While police have done a fantastic job plugging the gaps in the mental health system, it is not their job - prison and jail are no place for the mentally unwell, ACT New Zealand Health Spokesman Heather Roy said today. See... Labour Failing Mentally Unwell And Police [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00151.htm


    Bed Shortages Led To Tiger Mauling

    - ACT New Zealand Health Spokesman Heather Roy today said it was disgraceful that a psychiatric patient was mauled by a tiger before warnings of acute mental health bed shortages were heeded, after a report cited overcrowding as a factor in the incident. See... Government Heeds Warnings Too Late [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00150.htm


    Asian Population Set to Double In Two

    - Latest projections show New Zealand's Asian population is likely to double in the next couple of decades, Statistics Minister John Tamihere says. See... Asian Population Projections to 2021 [1] ALSO: - NZ First - New Zealand - The Last Asian Colony [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00149.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00153.htm


    Question Of The Day

    - 1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her reported comments on 25 March that New Zealand will not provide peacekeepers in Iraq unless the United States hands over control to the United Nations; if not, why not? See... Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 10 June 2003 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00148.htm


    Tourism Initiative Launched Today

    - Minister of Tourism, Hon Mark Burton today launched Towards 2010 – Implementing the New Zealand Tourism Strategy, a publication celebrating the tourism sector’s significant progress made in the last two years in implementing the New Zealand Tourism Strategy ... See... New Zealand Tourism Strategy 2010 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00147.htm


    Maori Early Childhood Centres Get $400,000

    - Maori Affairs Minister Parakura Horomia is pleased that Maori early childhood education services will receive almost $400,000 to assist with further development of new and existing services. See... Maori early childhood education to get extra funds [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00146.htm


    Randal New High Commissioner to Malaysia and Brunei

    - New Zealand’s next High Commissioner to Malaysia and Brunei will be career diplomat Geoff Randal, Foreign Minister Phil Goff announced today. See... Randal High Commissioner to Malaysia, Brunei [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00145.htm


    Cullen Addresses Directors’ Conference

    - Thank you for the invitation to join you for breakfast today. I am sure that you will want to have some time for questions and to make comments about what the government is doing to improve conditions for business, so I will be brief in these introductory ... See... Cullen Address to Wellington Institue of Directors [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00143.htm


    Greens Would Endanger Kiwis Says Dunne

    - United Future leader, Peter Dunne, said tonight he was appalled at the Green Party's reaction to the Government's commitment of New Zealand military personnel to the rebuilding of Afghanistan. See... Greens endanger NZ lives [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00142.htm

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