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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY:
Anti-Whaling Nations Pull Off A Conservation Coup
NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
SCOOP COLUMNS:
David Miller Online: A Troubled Roadmap To Peace
Hard News Is Here & There!
Phillip J. Rappa : The Ill-Begotten
Americans Believe It's No Longer Important To Tell The Truth
History Holds Out Hope Of Bush Demise
By Hook & By Crook - Bringing Europeans Together
The WMDs That Can't Be Found
Katya Daily

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Govt Must Be Active On Aceh Crisis
Govt Appeals High Court Immigration Ruling
Paving Auck’s Roads With Borrowed Gold
Is Abhorrence Worse Than Being Sprayed?
Nats Want Compulsory Second Language in Schools
Keep Off My Land Says Eckhoff
Brownlee Gets Heavy on Horomia’s Case
Swim-Coach Under-age Sex Exposes Anomaly
Govt Much Launch Infrastructure Programme
The Emergence Of A Successful Generation
Cullen At Chen n Palmer
Hodgson On Energy

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What Whaling Looks Like

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

– For Today’s questions for oral answer see... Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 17 June 2003 [1] . Come back at 5.30pm for the uncorrected transcript of the answers.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00286.htm


LEAD STORY:
Anti-Whaling Nations Pull Off A Conservation Coup

- The International Whaling Commission has adopted the Berlin Initiative in what is a major victory for New Zealand and other conservation-minded countries, Conservation Minister Chris Carter said today. See... Major victory at IWC against the odds [1] ALSO: Greenpeace - Berlin Initiative breaks IWC deadlock [2] - Japanese Whaling Commissioner - Berlin Initiative Final Blow To IWC [3] - World Council Of Whalers - Time for an Alternative Whale Management Org [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00285.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00094.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00230.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00229.htm


NEW ZEALAND NEWS:

  • 'Swim coach' stood down after under-age sex allegations [1]
  • Crackdown on car thieves successful [2]
  • INL says Fairfax Offer “Fair” [3]
  • Sutton abhors PAM activists' “harassment” [4]
  • Trans-Tasman PeopleSoft Goes Live at Vodafone [5]
  • From Hamlet To Harry Potter [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00284.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0306/S00064.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0306/S00173.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00281.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0306/S00062.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0306/S00073.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

    European Union Considering Middle East Peacekeeping Force - EU foreign ministers are set to look on Monday at the feasibility of taking part in a peacekeeping force in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territory. See… EU to Consider Peacekeeping Force for Palestine [1]

    Middle East

  • PNA Accepts Partial IOF Withdrawal as a beginning [2]
  • Internationals' Updates From Palestine Territories [3]
  • Israel Govt says two British Muslims involved in bomb attack [4]
  • Weekly Israel Cabinet meeting: Roadmap & Security [5]

  • Iraq
  • Iraq: Routine child immunization re-established [6]

  • Asia Pacific
  • Papuans Detail Australian racial discrimination and betrayal [7]
  • Annan Welcomes Transition Team To Bougainville [8]
  • Malaysia: Two more Prisoners of Conscience Release [9]
  • Thailand: US impunity ICC agreement wrong [10]

  • USA
  • Sacramento Mobilization Food Sovereignty, Democracy & Justice [11]
  • USA: should show inter-American human rights body [12]

  • Africa
  • Uganda: President should reject US ICC impunity [13]
  • Somalia: human rights-committed interim parliament [14]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00241.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00242.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00232.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00244.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00243.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00227.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00240.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00233.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00236.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00234.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00231.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00239.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00238.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00237.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    David Miller Online: A Troubled Roadmap To Peace

    - It does not take an expert in International Affairs to realise that the US backed ‘Road Map’ for the Middle East is already in trouble. See... Give the Road Map a Chance [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00113.htm


    Hard News Is Here & There!

    - I'm philosophical. Clearly, losing to England is never good, but what we saw wasn't all bad either. England had universally been expected to dominate the All Blacks up front, but that didn't happen. Our all-new lineout tactic - picking tall guys! ... See... Hard News 17/06/03 - Philosophy In A Bad Week . For more of the latest from Public Address see... Hard News 17/06/03 - We're Back! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00121.htm


    Phillip J. Rappa : The Ill-Begotten

    - Liberty is not a partisan issue - and once given up will see us forced again to take up arms in the battle to regain them. As Benjamin Franklin so eloquently pronounced, "Those who would give up essential liberties for a measure of security, deserve neither liberty nor security." See... Reflections of Unconstitutional Precedence [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00117.htm


    Americans Believe It's No Longer Important To Tell The Truth

    - President Bush and virtually the entire American power structure lied to the whole world when they said Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction that were an imminent threat to the safety of the so-called free world. See... John Kaminski: The Lies Of Our Leaders [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00120.htm


    History Holds Out Hope Of Bush Demise

    - Many Americans are suggesting that the Patriot Act (and its proposed "improvements" in Patriot II) is totally new in the experience of America and may spell the end of both democracy and the Bill of Rights. History, however, shows another view, which offers us both warnings and hope. See... An Earlier "Patriot" Law Brought Down A President [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00119.htm


    By Hook & By Crook - Bringing Europeans Together

    - One by one, the countries of Central and Eastern Europe are falling into line and voting to join the European Union. In all cases, the pattern is basically the same. See... All News Is Lies: Lights Are Going Out Over Europe [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00118.htm


    The WMDs That Can't Be Found

    - With No Weapons of Mass Destruction Yet Found in Iraq, White House Justification for War Comes Under Fire - Interview with Reese Erlich, journalist and author, conducted by Scott Harris See... White House Under Fire Over WMDs [1] MORE ON THE MISSING WMD'S - Kidd Millennium: Free the Fourth Estate [2] - UQ Wire: The Dog Ate My WMDs [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00116.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00106.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00101.htm


    Katya Daily

    - (After seeing a videotape of Vassula Ryden) She is the messenger of My Peace, you are the messenger of My Love. (I write this because Jesus insists that I do). See... Katya Rivas: I Want Your Thoughts to Come To Me [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00114.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0306/S00069.htm
    They're Looking At Our Art Over There

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Govt Must Be Active On Aceh Crisis

    - A public meeting called to discuss the situation in Aceh, expressed concern at the New Zealand's government's near -invisible response to the ongoing military assault. The group resolved to write to the Minister of Foreign Affairs to appeal for the ... See... Government Called To Take Action Over Aceh [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00097.htm


    Govt Appeals High Court Immigration Ruling

    - The government is appealing the High Court ruling on the test case brought by the New Zealand Association for Migration and Investment (NZAMI). See... Government to appeal immigration case [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00291.htm


    Paving Auck’s Roads With Borrowed Gold

    - The National Party says the Government must be completely open about reports that it is considering using borrowed money to pay for Auckland's roading problems. See... Why borrow while we invest overseas? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00288.htm


    Is Abhorrence Worse Than Being Sprayed?

    - The harassment of people using the painted apple moth health service, the people carrying out the painted apple moth eradication programme, and others involved in agriculture was not acceptable, Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Minister abhors activists' harassment [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00281.htm


    Nats Want Compulsory Second Language in Schools

    - New Zealand should consider making the study of a second language compulsory at intermediate schools, says National Education Spokesperson Dr Nick Smith, in response to a report released on the school curriculum. See... National backs second language debate [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00290.htm


    Keep Off My Land Says Eckhoff

    - ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff today said he would close the gates on his property to public access, in direct response to the Labour Government's constant abuse of landowners' property rights. See... Enough Is Enough, Close The Gates [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00289.htm


    Brownlee Gets Heavy on Horomia’s Case

    - Parekura Horomia is the latest in an increasingly long line of Government Ministers found wanting in their jobs, observes National's Shadow Leader of the House, Gerry Brownlee. See... We deserve better from Govt Ministers [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00287.htm


    Swim-Coach Under-age Sex Exposes Anomaly

    - In congratulating Swimming New Zealand for suspending the female coach who had a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old boy, United Future leader Peter Dunne today renewed his call for urgent Government action to fix the legal anomaly that means ... See... Dunne: 'Swim coach' issue must not disappear [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00284.htm


    Govt Much Launch Infrastructure Programme

    - New Zealand First has called for the Government to quit its ad hoc approach to transport policy-making and immediately implement New Zealand First’s infrastructural plan. See... NZ First Urges Urgent Investment In Infrastructure [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00283.htm


    The Emergence Of A Successful Generation

    - Why will the next 10 years be so vitally important? First of all, because of you: young people. The Maori population is a very young population: 75 per cent of Maori are under the age of 25, and 55 per cent are of school age. See... Tamihere Speech: The Maori Continuum [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00282.htm


    Cullen At Chen n Palmer

    - I have been asked to talk about issues in the finance portfolio, and because almost everything that the government does costs or raises money, this is a very wide-ranging brief. I am going to confine myself to three issues: what I should do with the surplus; ... See... Michael Cullen speech: Chen and Palmer Seminar [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00279.htm


    Hodgson On Energy

    - [Address to NZ Energy Federation conference on the Electricity Commission and market design options, Hotel Intercontinental, Wellington] See... Hodgson Speech: The Electricity Commission [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00280.htm

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