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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
Peacekeepers Exempt From War-Crimes For 1 More Year
NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
SCOOP COLUMNS:
Howard's End: The Mobster Who Deserves Care
Hard News Is There
Rachel Goldsmith: Refusing To Teach Young Nazis
Scoop Images: When The Rain Comes
St Molesworth's Top Ten
The Peacemaker Who Isn't
Terror, Terror & More Terror
A Veteran Journalist Rallies The American Left
Jay Shaft: More Than A Failure In Afghanistan
Rumsfeld Dons His Secret Uniform
Babylon Express: The Shortfalls Of Shortage
Katya Daily

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Nats Say Maori Embarrassed By Horomia
Dalziel Is Happy With BIA!
$4million For Whakapapa Bogs
Cullen Speaks To Retirement Com Symposium
Nats Concerned Over Maori TV Shows
Disabled To Benefit From School Industry Programme
Tighter International Student Course Regulations Announced
United Future Tidies Morph Transition
Robson Pleased Re: Tongan Court Ruling
English Speaks To Piako Tories
Select Committee News For The Week
Heather Roy’s Diary
Week’s Roundup From The Hive


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http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00098.htm
Australia's Drought Breaks

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
Peacekeepers Exempt From War-Crimes For 1 More Year

- The UN Security Council has just voted to adopt a resolution to exempt some member states from the proceedings of the International Criminal Court. The court was established last July to try cases of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide… See... UN Radio: Peacekeepers Immune From Criminal Court [1] ALSO: MIDDLE EAST NEWS click here for Scoop's Roadmap FULL COVERAGE feature… [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00189.htm
[2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=israelpalestine

NEW ZEALAND NEWS:

  • Victoria named Education Exporter of the Year [1]
  • Zespri - Supreme Exporter Of The Year [2]
  • Food Prices Rise in May [3]
  • Discount rate for Fonterra’s annualised shares announced [4]
  • Police weekend operation targets alcohol [5]
  • BIA Proposes Changes To Treated Timber [6]
  • Five Companies to Receive Research, Sci-Tech Awards [7]
  • Smokefree Arts Season of... If Skin Could Talk [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0306/S00022.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0306/S00146.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0306/S00150.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0306/S00147.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0306/S00050.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00080.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0306/S00052.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0306/S00053.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

    United Nations

  • Annan concerned on peacekeepers'immunity from ICC [1]

  • Middle East
  • Arafat, Abbas Condemn ‘Terrorist Operations’ [2]
  • Successive Deadly Air Raids on Gaza 9 more dead [3]
  • U.S. Determined to Help Move Toward Mideast Peace [4]
  • Terrorists Trying to Destroy Mideast Peace Process [5]

  • Japan
  • “Berlin (Trojan Horse) Initiative” & Int Whaling [6]

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Myanmar: Authorities must stop crackdown [7]

  • Out There
  • Russia Issues Critical Supplies to Space Station [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00188.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00196.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00195.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00194.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00191.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00186.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00184.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00192.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Howard's End: The Mobster Who Deserves Care

    - The New Zealand Herald is reporting this morning that Napier man John Jury, who is a tetraplegic from a car crash 27 years ago is a former Mongrel Mob leader, but painting adverse media pictures does not alter the fact that he suffered an accident, is covered by ACC and must receive all of his rehabilitation entitlements. Maree Howard writes. See... Howard's End: Mongrel Mobsters Are People Too [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00097.htm


    Hard News Is There

    - It's not so much that ratepayers' money will be spent on the launch of Auckland's new Britomart transport terminal. Or even that the original launch budget has blown out five-fold to $100,000 - although half that would surely do. It's our mayor's plan to be the star of proceedings that makes me sp_w. See… Hard News 13/06/03 - As Desperate As Ever [1] . For the latest from Public Address see… Hard News 13/06/03 – Stuff and Nonsense [2]


    [1] - http://publicaddress.net/default,hardnews.sm#post482
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0306/S00099.htm


    Rachel Goldsmith: Refusing To Teach Young Nazis

    - Usually, debates about free speech discuss the margins of legality. Burning crosses on the lawn. Publications which derogate an ethnic group. T-shirts with symbols that might incite violence. See... No Education Please, They're Racist [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00090.htm


    Scoop Images: When The Rain Comes

    - News that the Australian drought is now officially over has prompted the publication of a series of recent snapshots from the Victorian hinterland, recently visited by Scoop Editor Alastair Thompson, where rain was more often than not the order of the day. See... Scoop Images: The End Of The Dry Weather [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00098.htm


    St Molesworth's Top Ten

    - Top 10 NZ First Fears If The Country's Asian Population Doubles By 2021 See... Top 10 NZ First Fears If Asian Population Doubles [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00096.htm


    The Peacemaker Who Isn't

    - The Israeli public discourse has been storming around "Sharon's revolutionary change of mind". The extensive debate on his psyche focuses on the question whether he has changed from the inside, or whether it is all just U.S. pressure. See... Tanya Reinhart: The Complex Art Of Simulation [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00093.htm


    Terror, Terror & More Terror

    - On June 6, four days after the Mideast peace summit in Jordan, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades launched an attack on the Israeli military in northern Gaza. See... Ash Pulcifer: Fighting Terror With Terror [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00092.htm


    A Veteran Journalist Rallies The American Left

    - "...there is nothing idealized or romantic about the difference between a society whose arrangements roughly serve all its citizens and one whose institutions have been converted into a stupendous fraud." See... Bill Moyers: The Progressive Story of America [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00095.htm


    Jay Shaft: More Than A Failure In Afghanistan

    - Afghanistan, the country the U.S. invaded after 9/11/01 to root out al-Qa’ida and remove the repressive regime of the Taliban. In all respects the stated intentions of U.S. policy makers and leaders have gone terribly off course. See... Afghanistan: An Outright Humanitarian Disaster [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00094.htm


    Rumsfeld Dons His Secret Uniform

    - Cartoon by John Chuckman see... John Chuckman: The View Inside Rumsfeld's Closet [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00091.htm


    Babylon Express: The Shortfalls Of Shortage

    - Where there is demand a supplier, whenever possible, will provide; this is the first law of economics. It is also the first law of the street - and in the streets of a once-proud capital, there is a demand being met by means illegal that has police and community groups alarmed. Welcome to the world of illicit caffeine. See... Satire: The Rise And Rise Of Illegal Caffeine [1] and Capital In Crisis As Coffee-Shortage Kicks In [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00084.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00063.htm


    Katya Daily

    - For Me, the miseries of men are the best occasions to prove My omnipotence to them. If the sinner lies prostrated because of his faults, how can I better show him love and power if he moves to desist from sin? See... Katya Rivas: I Wanted To Die For You [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00089.htm


    http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=israelpalestine
    MIDDLE EAST FULL COVERAGE
    PLO and PNA Urge Israel For Immediate Ceasefire


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Nats Say Maori Embarrassed By Horomia

    - The National Party says the embattled Maori Affairs Minister is doing the people he represents no favours with his confused answers to simple questions on spending within his own department. See... Maori increasingly embarrassed by Horomia [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00240.htm


    Dalziel Is Happy With BIA!

    - Commerce Minister Lianne Dalziel indicated today that she is pleased that the process the Building Industry Authority is following, in proposing changes to its Approved Documents covering the use of treated timber and management of external moisture ... See... Minister welcomes BIA consultation process [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00237.htm


    $4million For Whakapapa Bogs

    - The Minister of Tourism and MP for Taupo Mark Burton today welcomed Minister of Conservation Chris Carter’s decision to grant $4 million in capital funding to enable the Department of Conservation (DOC) to start work next summer on the Whakapapa Ski field and Village ... See... Whakapapa Sewage Scheme Launched [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00236.htm


    Cullen Speaks To Retirement Com Symposium

    - Diana. This is the first opportunity I have had to thank you for taking on the important but testing role of Retirement Commissioner. I have absolutely no doubt that your energy and persistence will test the limits of the apathetic on the issue of the ... See... Retirement Com Symposium: The Net Wealth of NZers [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00235.htm


    Nats Concerned Over Maori TV Shows

    - National Party MP Tony Ryall says New Zealand taxpayers should be extremely worried about their investment in the Maori Television Service, after unveiling the line-up of shows commissioned for the Government's new brain-child. See... 'Bro TV' gets slot on Maori Television Service [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00229.htm


    Disabled To Benefit From School Industry Programme

    - State Services and Education Minister Trevor Mallard today announced that schools are to join a public service employment programme designed to help people with disabilities into long-term jobs. See... Schools join employment programme for disabled [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00233.htm


    Tighter International Student Course Regulations Announced

    - International students to get greater protection · · International students will get greater protection from July 1 under a new requirement which means that courses running less than three months must be approved, Education Minister Trevor Mallard ... See... International students to get greater protection [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00232.htm


    United Future Tidies Morph Transition

    - The two parties that joined to form the United Future New Zealand party have formally applied to the Electoral Commission to be de-registered. See... Political parties apply for de-registration [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00231.htm


    Robson Pleased Re: Tongan Court Ruling

    - The news that the Tongan Government has accepted the ruling of the Tongan Supreme Court was welcomed today by Matt Robson MP, Progressive deputy leader. The Taimi’o Tonga (Times of Tonga) newspaper can now be distributed in the kingdom. See... Lifting of ban on Taimi o Tonga welcomed [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00228.htm


    English Speaks To Piako Tories

    - Bill English Address to the Piako Electorate Fund Raiser Dinner at the Matamata Club, Matamata See... English Address: Piako Electorate Fund Dinner [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00227.htm


    Select Committee News For The Week

    - International treaty examination of the Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of the French Republic Concerning the Delimitation of the Maritime Boundaries between Wallis and Futuna and Tokelau See... Select Committee Business to 13 June 2003 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00239.htm


    Heather Roy’s Diary

    - The recently introduced Care of Children Bill has caused consternation in Parliament this week. The Bill proposed to effectively change the legal definition of a father to include women. The offending section reads: "to avoid doubt a reference in ... See... Heather Roy's Diary: The Redundant Male [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00238.htm


    Week’s Roundup From The Hive

    - The government has signed a Heads of Agreement to buy the rail network for $1, take out a 35 per cent stake in Tranz Rail and rescue it from insolvency through an immediate cash injection of $44 million. Finance Minister Michael Cullen and Transport Minister ... See... Beehive Bulletin For Week Ending Friday 13 June [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00241.htm

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