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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
Solomons Deployment: What About A UN Mandate?
NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Bill Ralston Is New State Broadcaster's Head Of News
More National News Headlines
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
SCOOP COLUMNS:
Stateside's Rosalea On U.S. Election 2004
Howard's End: Fire Not In The Hole
Firas Al-Atraqchi: Cultural Insensitivity In Baghdad
Introducing New Scoop Columnist Kelly Bolton
Scoop Images: A Cumulonimbus Landscape
Scoop Images: The Journey Continues
Daniel Patrick Welch: Dennis Bush's Menace
Reader Opinion: Be Very Afraid Of These Castor Beans
Leopold: Manufacturing Fear
Katya Daily


OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
We Will Fight Them On The Beaches
Richard Prebble's Letter From Wellington
Helen's Letter From the Hive
Kaipara GE-Free Decision Applauded
Fart Tax Should Get The Boot - National
Implications For Jobs Machine In EDS Loss
Having Your Say – It Will Be Easier From Tomorrow
ACC Advisory Groups Appointed
Judge Carruthers "Commonsense" On Kids Receives Bouquet
Treasury Advice On MTS Ignored - Rich
Housing Shortages
Hide Seeks Widened FAA Investigation
Muriel Says

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LEAD STORY:
Solomons Deployment: What About A UN Mandate?

- The Labour Government's much talked about 'principles' on the war in Iraq appear to have vaporised in the rush to make amends for the insults traded with our friends and allies, according to National Party Leader Bill English. See... Clark's UN principles vaporise after insults [1] MORE ON SOLOMONS: - Phil Goff Speech - Hon Phil Goff: The Ethics Of Foreign Policy [2] - ACT- Solomons Peace Force [3] - National - Solomon's deployment welcomed [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00558.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00546.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00556.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00547.htm


Bill Ralston Is New State Broadcaster's Head Of News

- TVNZ's Chief Executive Officer, Ian Fraser, today announced the appointment of Bill Ralston as Head of News & Current Affairs effective Monday 14 July 2003. See... Bill Ralston New Head of News & Current Affairs [1] REACTION: - National - TVNZ boss must end culture of cronyism [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0306/S00315.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00564.htm


More National News Headlines:

  • All Blacks Beat France 31-23 [1]
  • Call To Save Blue Duck From Functional Extinction [2]
  • Contempt For The Tragic Death Of Marc-Vivien Foe [3]
  • Inl Shareholders Approve Sale To Fairfax [4]
  • Auckland Business Slide Bottoms Out….? [5]
  • Kiwi Gamer Scores Intel Sponsorship [6]
  • Hayley Westenra Releases 'Pure' On July 17th In NZ [7]
  • Kiwi Super Yacht Smashes European Race Record [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00213.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00187.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00185.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0306/S00314.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0306/S00308.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0306/S00110.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0306/S00140.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0306/S00139.htm

    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

    Spiritual East-West Glasnost

  • Church of Christ Is Called to a Model of Harmony [1]
  • Bishops See Cause for Hope in New Document [2]
  • Asia Pacific
  • Bougainville Peace Process Enters New Phase [3]
  • Indonesia: Jakarta Offensive In Aceh Drags On [4]
  • Journalist, Politician Jailed For Life For Treason [5]
  • Reps. Criticize Indonesia's Use of U.S. Equipment [6]
  • Defence Force Task In Bougainville Ends [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00424.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00423.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00422.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00421.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00420.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00419.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00418.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Stateside's Rosalea On U.S. Election 2004

    - Yesterday, a helpful bookshop assistant led me to the philosophy section in search of a book about butterflies. When I'd asked to be directed to the nature section, she'd thought I said Nietzsche. See... Stateside 2004 Election: Nietzsche-Al Disaster [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00216.htm


    Howard's End: Fire Not In The Hole

    - As winter sets in who can resist the wafting aroma of fresh baked bread or the anticipation of eating a casserole which is quietly bubbling away in the oven. But what about the smokey aroma and sensational taste of an indoor hangi without the hole. Maree Howard Writes. See... Howard's End: How To Have An Indoor Hangi [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00215.htm


    Firas Al-Atraqchi: Cultural Insensitivity In Baghdad

    - They just don't get it. Honestly, can there be a more culturally insensitive and brazen lot than the U.S. and U.K. forces in Iraq? See... Firas Al-Atraqchi: Iraq: Stay Out Of Our Homes [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00221.htm


    Introducing New Scoop Columnist Kelly Bolton

    - Kelly Bolton is an Auckland writer who till fairly recently presented a long-running 15 minute international affairs commentary slot on 95 Bfm in Auckland on Mondays. Scoop welcomes him to the Scoop Loop. See... Scoop Poem: Let Him That Hath Understanding [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00220.htm


    Scoop Images: A Cumulonimbus Landscape

    - Images taken from a Qantas 737 somewhere above Raglan Sunday 29th June 2003. See... Scoop Images: Clouds [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00219.htm


    Scoop Images: The Journey Continues

    - This image is attributed to: http://www.lordoftherings.net [1] See... Scoop Images: The Return Of The King Poster [2]


    [1] - http://www.lordoftherings.net
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00218.htm


    Daniel Patrick Welch: Dennis Bush's Menace

    - Kucinich may be the only guy who can win this election. Sounds far-fetched, right? What the Brits would call Loony Left delusional thinking. The U.S. press would just ignore the whole thing, naturally, until it's no longer possible. See... Daniel Patrick Welch: The Fire This Time [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00217.htm


    Reader Opinion: Be Very Afraid Of These Castor Beans

    - Stop the presses!!!! "The most promising find, yet, in the hunt for WMDs has been located", according to Meg Alexander of NBC's Oklahoma City affiliate, KFOR. See... Holy Farce! WMD Castor Beans Seized by DoD [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00212.htm


    Leopold: Manufacturing Fear

    - Seven months before two-dozen or so al-Qaida terrorists hijacked three commercial airplanes and flew two of the aircrafts directly into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, killing 3,000 innocent civilians, CIA Director George Tenet, testified before Congress that Iraq posed no immediate threat to the United States or to other countries in the Middle East. See... Seven Months Before 9/11 Said Iraq Posed No Threat [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00211.htm


    Katya Daily

    - Little daughter, no suffering is lost in the divine goodness. Besides, this way you are closer to Me, who also suffered those same pains. It is as if by taking your soul I would bring it closer to My Heart, melt it into Mine. See... Katya Rivas: Suffering and Hope [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00214.htm



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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    We Will Fight Them On The Beaches

    - TKM REJECT the Government’s threat to extinguish Maori Customary Title to the foreshore and seabed. TKM encourages all Maori and their allies to take direct action against the Government. Confiscation of Maori Property – Foreshore Seabed [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00184.htm


    Richard Prebble's Letter From Wellington

    - Helen Clark’s announcement on Monday that Labour would legislate to extinguish any Maori claim to the foreshore and seabed was poll driven. See... The Letter - 30th June 2003 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00555.htm


    Helen's Letter From the Hive

    - See the email latest newsletter from the Government. Beehive Bulletin For Week Ending Friday 27 June [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00542.htm


    Kaipara GE-Free Decision Applauded

    - Kaipara District Council signalled its strong opposition to genetic engineering this week, voting to limit the release of Genetically Engineered Organisms within the District. See... GE FreeNorthland applauds Kaipara GE decision [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00186.htm


    Fart Tax Should Get The Boot - National

    - A National Government would scrap the so-called 'flatulence tax', says National Party Leader Bill English. See... Flatulence Tax must go says English [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00562.htm


    Implications For Jobs Machine In EDS Loss

    - The news that the New Zealand operation of EDS has posted a substantial loss of $53 million will have Ministry of Economic Development officials racing to look at the fine print of the deal the company signed with them, says National's Associate Commerce spokesperson, John Key. See... Is this what Jim Anderton calls 'picking winners'? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00561.htm


    Having Your Say – It Will Be Easier From Tomorrow

    - Individuals and communities will have more opportunity to have their say in their local city, district or regional councils when the Local Government Act 2002 comes into force tomorrow. See... Opportunities for getting involved with local gov. [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00560.htm


    ACC Advisory Groups Appointed

    - A wide range of non-governmental stakeholders will have a voice on how the ACC scheme is run, following the establishment of two new ministerial advisory groups, ACC Minister Ruth Dyson said today. See... ACC groups will strengthen stakeholder voice [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00559.htm


    Judge Carruthers "Commonsense" On Kids Receives Bouquet

    - United Future law and order spokesman Marc Alexander today praised Chief District Court Judge David Carruthers for his very commonsense approach to dealing with the causes of crime. See... Alexander lauds Chief District Court judge [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00553.htm


    Treasury Advice On MTS Ignored - Rich

    - The Government added to the woes of the Maori Television Service by approving more funding for the service against Treasury advice, says National Broadcasting Spokesperson Katherine Rich. See... Cullen let purse strings go on Maori TV Service [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00550.htm


    Housing Shortages

    - The Government's policy of income related rents on state housing is feeding a huge and growing waiting list for state houses, says National Housing Spokesperson Dr Wayne Mapp. See... Thousands wait years for state houses [1] ALSO: - NZ First - Ordinary Kiwis Come Last With Labour [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00549.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00552.htm


    Hide Seeks Widened FAA Investigation

    - ACT New Zealand Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide today said that the State Services Commission Investigation underway into the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) should be expanded to cover Director John Jones, and the work of investigators and their managers. See... SSC Must Investigate Entire CAA [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00548.htm


    Muriel Says

    - Australia is our closest ally. While we may be fiercely competitive in sport, we share many similar goals. In areas of governance we view our neighbour as a large, successful nation that has achieved much that we can emulate. See... Muriel Newman MP: Missed Opportunities [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00545.htm

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