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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Investigation Into Porirua Hospital Abuse Claims
Brash’s Off To Washington Without MFAT Assistance
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Jack Straw Cites Israel Assassinations As Illegal
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

SCOOP COLUMNS:
LINK: Scoop's Selwyn Manning Remembers Cassino In The Listener
Hard News Is There!
A Triple Pack From Stateside With Rosalea
Budget 2004: Agenda IVs Maharey & Key
Budget 2004: An Eco-Economy Perspective
Ashcroft's Terror Play Draws Cynicism
Images: Remembering WWII In Chicago
Chuckman Cartoon
Robert Higgs: Do You Remember Nuremberg?
When Full Sovereignty Is Something Less

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Multi-Million Dollar Grants To Back Quest For Gold
Call For A Ban On In-Humane Live Cattle Exports
Coddington Backs Maxim Call For Educational Choice
Chlamydia Infection Rate Needs Illumination – Stewart
Nandor Welcomes Restorative Justice Guidelines
Nick Smith Addresses The State And The Family
Franks Welcomes Douglas Remarks On ACT Leadership
Politics According To ACT – The Letter
Early Childhood Budget Biffo Continues
Brash Is Onboard The Chinese Free Trade Railroad
Nuclear Explanation Sought From Dr Don
Ken Shirley Looks To Create A New Bastion Point
Jim Anderton To Soldier On In 2005
Maharey Urged To Accept CPIT Mea Culpa

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LEAD STORY:
Investigation Into Porirua Hospital Abuse Claims

- The Crown is currently investigating 62 claims that have been filed in relation to allegations made about treatment at various psychiatric institutions including Porirua. See... Porirua abuse claims being investigated [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00699.htm


Brash’s Off To Washington Without MFAT Assistance

- National Party leader Don Brash leaves tomorrow for a two-week visit to Washington, London and Beijing - a trip where much of the emphasis will be on trade. See... Emphasis on trade in Brash's overseas trip [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00668.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • PM to attend D-Day commemorations [1]
  • IRD Publishes Unpaid Monies List [2]
  • Sunday Star-Times Leads Way At Qantas Awards [3]
  • Rubicon's Tenon Bid Not Appealing Enough [4]
  • Scambusters launch website [5]
  • Thousands of calls to CYFS go unanswered [6]
  • Government moves to preserve NZ's digital heritage [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00697.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00318.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0405/S00339.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0405/S00338.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0405/S00335.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00669.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00673.htm


    Jack Straw Cites Israel Assassinations As Illegal

    - LONDON -- The British Foreign Minster, Jack Straw, criticized on Saturday the continued Israeli assassination policy and the Apartheid Wall construction in the occupied Palestinian territories, regarding such Israeli practices as ‘illegal’. See... British FM: Israel’s Assassination Policy Illegal [1] ALSO: Israel Assassinates Two Palestinians in Gaza [2] - Middle East Media Centre Audio Reports [3] - Photo stories on Palestine/ Articles about Budrus [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00268.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00267.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00275.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00274.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • National Geographic: End Of The Cheap Oil [1]
  • EU - Latin America: Commitment needed on rights [2]
  • Croatia: recommendations to prevent torture [3]
  • Security Council Discusses Draft Iraq Resolution [4]
  • WHO Attempts To Control Ebola Outbreak In Sudan [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00273.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00271.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00270.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00255.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00250.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0405/S00337.htm
    Greenpeace Orange Roughy Protest Roughed Up

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    LINK: Scoop's Selwyn Manning Remembers Cassino In The Listener

    - For the men who returned to the site of one of New Zealand's bloodiest battles, the strongest memories were of their comrades who never came home. See… The Listener: Back to Cassino By Selwyn Manning [1] . See also… Scoop Full Coverage – PM's Trip To Cassino


    [1] - http://www.listener.co.nz/default,2051.sm


    Hard News Is There!

    So the Sunday Star Times' follow-up to its ''shock'' story on the supposed loweriang of the age of consent came in the form yesterday of a brief, pompous editorial offering ''congratulations'' to Justice minister Phil Goff for ditching the age-gap defence ... See... Public Address 31/05/04 - What We Did ... [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00298.htm


    A Triple Pack From Stateside With Rosalea

    - Hillary Clinton Does Dumb Blonde - The silly old job counsellor at my soon-to-be-no-longer workplace thinks I'm clinically depressed. She obviously hasn't caught up with the latest acronyms on the subject. Anyone can see I'm suffering from e-gads!: electronically-garnered anxiety and depression syndrome! See… Stateside with Rosalea: Barbie Goes To Washington [1] - Memorial Day Images - The wreaths are piped aboard the SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Twelve wreaths were presented on the Sunday voyage, some by families and others by organizations such as the Marine Engineers Benevolence Association. See... Stateside with Rosalea: Seaman's Memorial Photos [2] - … Meanwhile In Georgia - You have to love those Libertarians. On a Memorial Day holiday weekend when the airwaves are dominated by reminiscences about WWII because of the dedication of the new memorial in DC, they're holding their national presidential nominating convention in Atlanta, GA. See... Stateside with Rosalea: Convention Watch [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00299.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00297.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00294.htm


    Budget 2004: Agenda IVs Maharey & Key

    - Q: The Working for Families package has been the budget's headline act, why then with money in the pot must families wait a year or more for the benefits? See... Agenda Interviews: Steve Maharey And John Key [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00296.htm


    Budget 2004: An Eco-Economy Perspective

    - This report is based on the Fiscal Strategy Report and the Executive summary of the 2004 Budget documents. The budget proves the Labour government is a right wing government whose spending is almost static in real terms. See... Eco-Economy: The Budget Hoax 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00295.htm


    Ashcroft's Terror Play Draws Cynicism

    - Will George W. Bush use terrorism to become America's Pinochet? Attorney-General John Ashcroft is priming the public for a terrorist attack, which can only mean Bush is sharpening his blades to behead the Constitution. See... Wasserman: Will Bush Become America's Pinochet? [1] MORE: - Open Letter To Ashcroft - Terrorists on FBI 'Wanted List' Already in Jail? [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00293.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00289.htm


    Images: Remembering WWII In Chicago

    - Numerous Midwest peace, justice and religious organizations placed over 100 coffins on Federal Plaza in downtown Chicago for Iraq War Memorial Day on Thursday. See... Sonia Nettnin: Iraq War Memorial Day [1] MORE MEMORIAL DAY COMMENT - Terry Baum - Guest Opinion: Count The Dead [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00292.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00281.htm


    Chuckman Cartoon

    - UK PM Tony Blair recieves an award from the Chimp in Chief - Cartoon by John Chuckman See... Chuckman Cartoon: Blair's Just Reward [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00291.htm


    Robert Higgs: Do You Remember Nuremberg?

    - After World War II, the U.S. government, in cooperation with the governments of the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, and France, established an International Military Tribunal to bring to justice the leaders of the European Axis regimes. See... Robert Higgs: US War Crimes In Iraq & Afghanistan? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00290.htm


    When Full Sovereignty Is Something Less

    - On what grounds does the Neocon/Bush Regime assume the right to "give" sovereignty to any other nation-state? How can Mr. Bush pledge "complete and full sovereignty" when simultaneously 14 U.S. Military bases are currently under construction in Iraq? See... Analysis: Bush Pledge To Give Sovereignty To Iraq [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00288.htm



    Finance Minister Michael Cullen Addresses The Media
    http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=budget2004
    Click for FULL COVERAGE BUDGET 2004

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Multi-Million Dollar Grants To Back Quest For Gold

    - The government is backing New Zealand's elite athletes with a new multi-million dollar grants system, Sport and Recreation Minister Trevor Mallard announced today. See... Government funds new grants for elite athletes [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00695.htm


    Call For A Ban On In-Humane Live Cattle Exports

    - Green MP Sue Kedgley today called on the Government to ban the trade in live cattle exports for slaughter rather than devising a wafer-thin set of regulations designed more for public relations purposes than any alleviation in animal suffering. See... 'Live' cattle exports a death sentence for cows [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00687.htm


    Coddington Backs Maxim Call For Educational Choice

    - Labour must give parents - regardless of their ethnicity or wealth - greater choice in their children's education, after a Maxim Institute report identified poor families as being hit hardest by school zoning, ACT New Zealand Education Spokesman Deborah Coddington says. See... Being Poor Shouldn't Mean Poor Education [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00690.htm


    Chlamydia Infection Rate Needs Illumination – Stewart

    - Now that the Government is committed to spending $10b on health in the coming year it must address the unacceptably high rates of chlamydia infection among both pregnant women and teenagers, said New Zealand First’s health spokesperson, Barbara Stewart. See... Chlamydia Campaign Needed Immediately [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00689.htm


    Nandor Welcomes Restorative Justice Guidelines

    - Green MP Nandor Tanczos says guidelines launched today by the Government should help make restorative justice work for victims and offenders. See... New Guidelines Should See Restorative Justice Done [1] MORE: - Govt - Restorative Justice guidelines released [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00696.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00686.htm


    Nick Smith Addresses The State And The Family

    - Politics is about fighting for change. Tonight I want to reflect on the rocky battles I have had with family law, and set out why reform is necessary. See... Families And The State - Correcting The Balance [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00691.htm


    Franks Welcomes Douglas Remarks On ACT Leadership

    - ACT New Zealand Leadership candidate Stephen Franks today welcomed ACT Party founder Sir Roger Douglas' comments on the requirements for the ACT leadership. See... Franks Welcomes Leadership Comments [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00688.htm


    Politics According To ACT – The Letter

    - Today's issue of ACT's The Letter concentrates on last weeks budget as well as touching upon the search for a new ACT leader and the judiciary. See... The Letter - Monday 30 May 2004 [1] MORE COLUMNS: - Marc Alexander - Marc My Words - Cullen's Budget Hard to Swallow [2] - Muriel Newman - The Column: ACT Leadership Election Primary [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00685.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00682.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00674.htm


    Early Childhood Budget Biffo Continues

    - Trevor Mallard is lying about National's position on Budget initiatives for early childhood education, says National's Education spokesman, Bill English. See... Trevor telling tales re early childhood education [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00684.htm


    Brash Is Onboard The Chinese Free Trade Railroad

    - National Party Leader Don Brash says he backs every effort to win a free trade agreement for New Zealand with the largest economy in the world, contrary to claims made by Helen Clark today. See... Don Brash responds to PM's 'desperate comments' [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00681.htm


    Nuclear Explanation Sought From Dr Don

    - Rt Hon Winston Peters has asked Don Brash to publicly explain what he means when he says he would not change New Zealand’s nuclear free legislation “at this point”. See... What Does "At This Point" Mean? - Peters [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00679.htm


    Ken Shirley Looks To Create A New Bastion Point

    - The radical hotheads who are deliberately flouting the law at East Cape's Potaka Marae are doing so as a challenge to sovereignty, and the Government's right to govern, ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley said today. See... No More Dithering On Potaka Marae [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00676.htm


    Jim Anderton To Soldier On In 2005

    - Jim Anderton's address to the Wigram 2005 candidate selection meeting will be posted on the party's Website: www.progressive.org.nz See... Jim Anderton selected to contest Wigram in 05 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00675.htm


    Maharey Urged To Accept CPIT Mea Culpa

    - Steve Maharey must accept Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology's offer to pay back $80,000 that it spent on inducements in breach of the rules, says National's Education spokesman, Bill English. See... Minister must accept CPIT payment [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00670.htm

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