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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
Disturbance Abounds In Lead-Up To EU/US Summit
NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
SCOOP COLUMNS:
UQ Wire: The mystery surrounding the death of John O'Neill
St Molesworth
Bryce Edwards: Did Circumstances Push ACT Into Bending The Rules
Naked In Nuhaka: Matariki In Wairoa
Howard's End: A Bouquet For ACC
This Week's Scoop Greatest Hits
STORY OF THE WEEK: THE MISSING WMDs
Katya Daily

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Scoop Was In The House
NZ First Criticises Govt’s Commitment to Kyoto
Turia Says Horomia Is OK By Her
Bad Wind Tax For Farmers
United Gets Uppity Over Petrol Tax Hikes
Hodgson Speaks on Sustaining Electricity Demand
Owning The Seashore: ACT Style

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
Disturbance Abounds In Lead-Up To EU/US Summit

- A power confrontation between the EU and USA looms. Is the stoush just Washington demanding compliance from a former subservient diplo-partner? Or is this the emergence of a new world superpower, the inauguration of a 21st Century Cold War Clash? See... An Emerging EU Superpower & the U.S Cold-War Clash [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00144.htm


NEW ZEALAND NEWS:

NZ Wins at Prague Theatre Design Olympics [1] Saatchi & Saatchi AWARDED at CANNES [2] PSA says SOEs competing at taxpayers’ expense [3] Ravensdown signs 5 year contract with Tranz Rail [4] Is This A Property Bubble And Will It Burst? [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0306/S00097.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0306/S00219.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00119.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0306/S00224.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0306/S00223.htm


INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

White House

  • Bush Fronts on Medicare, Iraq Iran and Middle East [1]

  • European Union
  • European Commission takes on dirty shipping indust [2]

  • Iran
  • UN calls on Iran to allow nuclear inspectors in [3]

  • Middle East
  • UN envoy ‘strongly condemns’ militant attacks [4]
  • Powell Press Briefing En Route The Dead Sea, Jordan [5]

  • Africa
  • Symposium On African's Displaced Persons Opens [6]
  • UN: 'fragile' situation in Guinea-Bissau [7]

  • September 11th
  • German Documentary On Unansweredquestions.Org [8]

  • Intl. Whaling Commission
  • High North Alliance: End in sight for the IWC? [9]
  • Statement By Japan Whaling Commission [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00301.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00295.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00300.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00299.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00304.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00293.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00298.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00307.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00303.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00302.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    UQ Wire: The mystery surrounding the death of John O'Neill

    - In the immediate aftermath of the destruction of the World Trade Center, the finger of guilt was directed toward the only plausible author for such a sophisticated and ruthless act of terror - Osama bin Laden. See... UQ Wire: The Propaganda Preparation for 9/11 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00152.htm


    St Molesworth

    - Top 10 signs your 'father' (as defined by the government) might be a lesbian See... Top 10 Signs Your 'Father' Might Be A Lesbian [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00151.htm


    Bryce Edwards: Did Circumstances Push ACT Into Bending The Rules

    - The scandal over the Act party’s electorate office funding shows that, ironically, Act has become dependent on the state to sell its minimum-state politics. Bryce Edwards argues that when Act started running out of money, the party buried its principles by turning to the state to run its political operations. But the scheme is not unique to Act, and such state resources are now the primary source of income for all the parties in Parliament. See... Scoop Feature: State Subsidies for Act [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00149.htm


    Naked In Nuhaka: Matariki In Wairoa

    - Wairoa's very first Matariki week is officially in full swing (1). They've been doing it down the Bay in Hastings for a number of years, thanks to the leadership (and, dare I say, commercial acumen) of one Te Rangi Huata, but this is the first time the event has come up here to the heart of the Maori heartland, to Wairoa. See... The Matariki Long Weekend [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00148.htm


    Howard's End: A Bouquet For ACC

    - The ACC is once again in the public spotlight but this time for all the right reasons which one claimant sees as a significant change in the adverse culture and mindset of the organisation. Maree Howard writes. See... Howard's End: What! Good Service From ACC? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00145.htm


    This Week's Greatest Hits

    - The top 30 rating items on Scoop for the week ended Friday 20th June 2003 were... See... Scoop Ratings: The Week's Top 30 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0306/S00015.htm


    STORY OF THE WEEK: THE MISSING WMDs

    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 - Rep. Henry Waxman: Forged Evidence [2] - Sludge Report #152: George W's Revisionist History [3] - Harley Sorensen: The War Built On A Lie [4] - White House Under Fire Over WMDs [5] - Kidd Millennium: Free the Fourth Estate [6] - UQ Wire: The Dog Ate My WMDs [7] - Scoop Feedback: Revisionism, Feminism & God [8]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00137.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00270.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00129.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00132.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00116.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00106.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00101.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00142.htm


    Katya Daily

    - Every time My Body is offered at the altar, an increase of grace and a confirmation in the golden book of the future blessed ones, is granted to the one who offers it; be it minister or layman. See... Katya Rivas: Purity and the Right Intention [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00150.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Scoop Was In The House

    – For yesteray’s questions for oral answer transcript see.. Questions Of The Day Transcript - 19 June 2003 [1] - Earlier Q&A - Tuesday's Transcript [2] - Wednesday's Transcript [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00367.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00313.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00339.htm


    NZ First Criticises Govt’s Commitment to Kyoto

    - New Zealand First spokesperson for trade, Dail Jones said today, that the continuing obsession of the Government with the Kyoto Protocol flies in the face of New Zealand interests and is likely to be in breach of international law. See... Government’s Breach Of International Law - Kyoto [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00376.htm


    Turia Says Horomia Is OK By Her

    - Associate Maori Affairs Minister Tariana Turia says she has ‘absolute confidence’ in Parekura Horomia as Minister of Maori Affairs. See... Turia supports Horomia ‘absolutely’ [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00375.htm


    Bad Wind Tax For Farmers

    - ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff today said that farmer organisations should not, under any circumstance, cooperate with the Government over the imposition of the new flatulence tax. See... Flatulence Tax Just Government Hot Air [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00374.htm


    United Gets Uppity Over Petrol Tax Hikes

    - United Future won't support a further petrol tax excise increase while18.5c of the excise tax collected on every litre of petrol is being diverted into the Consolidated Fund, the party's transport spokesman Larry Baldock says. See... UF won't back petrol tax increase for ACC levy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00373.htm


    Hodgson Speaks on Sustaining Electricity Demand

    - You've chosen as your conference theme the idea of "the growth dilemma", asking how we are going to ensure the electricity sector meets New Zealand’s future economic growth in a sustainable manner. See... Hodgson Speech: Electricity and Sustainability [1] ALSO: A crisis that won't go away [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00372.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00370.htm


    Owning The Seashore: ACT Style

    - ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley today disputed Maori Fisheries Commissioner Maui Solomon's statement that non-Maori have nothing to fear from collective iwi ownership of the foreshore and seabed. See... Foreshore And Seabed Ownership [1] ALSO: Maori Claim to Marine Areas a Mabo Problem for Gov [2] - Prime Minister Must Act Consistently [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00371.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00368.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00369.htm

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