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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY:
Power Crisis Advertising Ends – But Don't Stop Saving !
NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News Is There And Here
Eco-Economy: Why The US Economy Is Like Argentina's
Scoop Images: Heavenly Skies Over Ohau
Henry Waxman's Letter To Condi Rice On WMDs
Firas Al-Atraqchi: Now The Media Is Questioning Bush On WMDs?
ZZZZZzzzzt Scoop Has Feedback
Katya Daily

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Goff Speech To ASEAN
Winston Calls Tamihere “A Bum Lawyer”
Marae The Right Forum For Privy Cl Deliberations
DHB Must Come Clean On Sneaky Bug
Swain Schmoozes EDS
ACT Attacks Fonterra’s Animal Rights Criteria
Is ACT Squeaky On Electoral Office Expenses?
Drug Rape Laws Need a Tidy-up
No Room For A Breather On Energy Savings
DHB Deficit Balloons To $192 million
Nats Loosing Touch With Its Core Constituents: Anderton
Poll Shows Prebble’s Got No Idea: United

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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 - Thursday, 19 June 2003 [1] - Earlier Q&A - Tuesday's Transcript [2] - Wednesday's Transcript [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00343.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00313.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00339.htm

LEAD STORY:
Power Crisis Advertising Ends – But Don't Stop Saving !

-The Winter Power Taskforce today announced an end to the Target 10 advertising campaign, but asked New Zealanders to continue saving prudently for at least another month. See... Target 10 Averts Winter Power Shortages [1] and. Electricity Demand Update – Savings 5.5% [2] MORE: - National - Govt must keep foot on energy savings accelerator [3] - EECA - Power savings could become a positive habit [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0306/S00205.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0306/S00207.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00342.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0306/S00206.htm

NEW ZEALAND NEWS:

  • Abortion Statistics: 2002 [1]
  • Last chance for free influenza vaccination [2]
  • AA Welcomes Suggestion Of Debt Funding For Auckland [3]
  • Low income linked to foodbank use [4]
  • French Connection For NZ Technology [5]
  • Sickening Report on Nurses’ Student Debt [6]
  • School of the Year Awards - Ceremony Photos [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0306/S00027.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0306/S00026.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00117.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00116.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0306/S00072.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0306/S00042.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0306/S00039.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

    Iraq

  • U.S. General: Iraqi Attacks Insignificant [1]

  • Middle East
  • Arafat Agrees to Form ‘Unified National Leadership [2]
  • Palestinians Face Severe Water Shortages [3]
  • Top Palestinian Religious Figure Detained [4]
  • IDF Demolishes House of West Bank 'terrorist' [5]

  • European Union
  • Thessaloniki Summit: EU relations with Balkans [6]
  • Russia-EU Presidency meeting on closer relations [7]
  • Asia Pacific
  • Viet Nam: dissident sentenced for "espionage" [8]
  • 'Golden Triangle' Shows Downward Trend In Opium [9]
  • Terrorism, Transnational Crime, Topics at ASEAN [10]
  • Senate Testimony: Human Rights Problems in Burma [11]
  • Colin L. Powell Press Briefing in Phnom Penh [12]

  • Africa
  • UN: Security Council hears Congo peace mission calls [13]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00288.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00286.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00283.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00285.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00290.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00292.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00289.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00272.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00280.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00287.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00281.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00278.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00282.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News Is There And Here

    - Richard Prebble and Ken Shirley can claim to have been vindicated as many times as they like: the Act Party's little dodge with electoral offices was an abuse of taxpayers' trust... see… Hard News 19/06/03 - Dodgernomics [1] . For more on the latest from Public Address see… Hard News 19/06/03 - Dodgers and Dumpsters [2]


    [1] - http://publicaddress.net/default,hardnews.sm#post497
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00141.htm


    Eco-Economy: Why The US Economy Is Like Argentina's

    - A country with an unsustainable external debt burden, an overvalued exchange rate leading to increasingly large current account deficits, a huge and deteriorating fiscal position: Argentina 2001 or the USA 2003? See... Eco-Economy: Argentina, Not Japan [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00139.htm


    Scoop Images: Heavenly Skies Over Ohau

    - Photos taken at 5.15pm just as the sun was sinking behind the Ohau mountain range. The cloud formation and the setting sun created this wonderful assortment of colours that would be near on impossible to reproduce. See... Scoop Images: The Road To Heaven [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00138.htm


    Henry Waxman's Letter To Condi Rice On WMDs

    - Dear Dr. Rice: Since March 17, 2003, I have been trying without success to get a direct answer to one simple question: Why did President Bush cite forged evidence about Iraq's nuclear capabilities in his State of the Union address? See... Rep. Henry Waxman: Forged Evidence [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00270.htm


    Firas Al-Atraqchi: Now The Media Is Questioning Bush On WMDs?

    - North American media have recently embarked on another search for the holy journalistic grail in their questioning of the gathered intelligence on Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) - or lack thereof. Very strange. See... Firas Al-Atraqchi: Gospel Versus Garbage [1] MORE ON THE MISSING WMD'S - Sludge Report #152: George W's Revisionist History [2] - Harley Sorensen: The War Built On A Lie [3] - White House Under Fire Over WMDs [4] - Kidd Millennium: Free the Fourth Estate [5] - UQ Wire: The Dog Ate My WMDs [6]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00137.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00129.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00132.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00116.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00106.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00101.htm


    ZZZZZzzzzt Scoop Has Feedback

    - Re: Revisionist History – More On Revisionism - C.D. Sludge Replies - Isn't Feminism An Odd Concept? - God Defend Not New Zealand ? See... Scoop Feedback: Revisionism, Feminism & God [1] and Sludge Report #152: George W's Revisionist History [2] to see what the fuss is about.


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00142.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00129.htm


    Katya Daily

    - Listen, My dear star, what is a small ray of light in the mind of man? It is a particle of Divinity. Even the lowest man and the most wretched one receive from Me innumerable rays of light because I always assist them, and I always diffused, not withstanding the darkness that opposes Me. See... Katya Rivas: I Shall Diffuse the Light [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00136.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00111.htm
    IMAGE: Hugs All Round From Helen


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Goff Speech To ASEAN

    - Phil Goff Statement to the 10th Asean Regional Forum Phnom Penh, Cambodia Wednesday, June 18... Mr Chairman, Foreign Minister Hor Namhong... There are many issues on the security agenda for Asia-Pacific. Since our last conference, the Bali bombing ... See... Goff Speech: Regional and international security [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00340.htm


    Winston Calls Tamihere “A Bum Lawyer”

    - The Rt Hon Winston Peters, leader of New Zealand First said this evening that Mr Tamihere’s allegation of electoral fraud against New Zealand First was the raving of a bum lawyer without a practising certificate. See... Tamihere Outburst: The Raving Of A Bum Lawyer [1] ALSO: - Nats - Frustrated Tamihere should look inward [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00335.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00346.htm


    Marae The Right Forum For Privy Cl Deliberations

    - New Zealand First Justice Spokesman Dail Jones has called for a series of Marae meetings to be set up to discuss Government moves to abolish the right of appeal to the Privy Council. See… Public Meetings Should Be Held On Local Marae [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00351.htm


    DHB Must Come Clean On Sneaky Bug

    - Tauranga Hospital should not keep secret the bug that has infected at least 10 orthopaedic patients, Green Health Spokesperson Sue Kedgley said today. See... Hospital should come clean on bug [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00350.htm


    Swain Schmoozes EDS

    - I am delighted to be here to talk to you today. This is a very exciting time for New Zealand and in particular for the ICT sector. We are moving into a new phase of ICT development in New Zealand. See... Paul Swain: Speech to EDS breakfast [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00349.htm


    ACT Attacks Fonterra’s Animal Rights Criteria

    - ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff today lodged a formal complaint with the New Zealand Commerce Commission over Fonterra's intention to reject milk from dairy farmers who do not meet its environmental and animal welfare standards. See... Fonterra Bites The Hand That Feeds It [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00348.htm


    Is ACT Squeaky On Electoral Office Expenses?

    - A report by the Controller and Auditor-General into the Act Party’s electorate and out-of-Parliament offices in Wellington was presented to a meeting of the Parliamentary Service Commission today. See... PSC receives Auditor General’s report [1] ALSO: - ACT - ACT must stop double-dipping [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00347.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00337.htm


    Drug Rape Laws Need a Tidy-up

    - ACT New Zealand Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks today said that a law change is needed against opportunists who rape stupefied victims - even where they haven't done the stupefying - but that ACT will examine the drafting very carefully. See... ACT Will Check Stupefication Law Change [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00344.htm


    No Room For A Breather On Energy Savings

    - The Government must keep its foot hard down on the electricity savings accelerator, says National Party Energy spokesman Gerry Brownlee. See... Govt must keep foot on energy savings accelerator [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00342.htm


    DHB Deficit Balloons To $192 million

    - District Health Boards are in only marginally better shape now, than they were this time last year, with a combined deficit that looks set to reach $192 million by the end of this month, ACT New Zealand Health Spokesman Heather Roy said today. See... Minister Must Be Realistic [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00338.htm


    Nats Loosing Touch With Its Core Constituents: Anderton

    - Business leaders across the regions of New Zealand support and appreciate the coalition government's active encouragement and practical assistance programmes, Progressive leader, Jim Anderton, said today. See... National Out Of Touch With Business [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00336.htm


    Poll Shows Prebble’s Got No Idea: United

    - Last night's TV3-NFO political poll has finally laid to rest any claim ACT leader Richard Prebble may have had to understanding New Zealand politics, according to United Future leader, Peter Dunne. See... Poll Punctures Prebble's Punditry [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00345.htm

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