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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Sudan Emergency Receives $2 Million From NZ Govt.
Candidate Nominations Open For By-Election
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Bush Accepts CIA Boss Tenet’s Resignation
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Scoop Review: Imperial Russian Ice Stars
Hard News & More Is There!
Leo Koziol: A Time Of Important Change
Meditations: Architecture for Global Governance
John Chuckman: A Nation Off Its Trolley
William Rivers Pitt: CIA Chief Resigns (Or Was He Pushed)
Manuel Valenzuela: The Death Of America?
UQ Wire: A Guide To The 9/11 Cover-up

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Budget 2004: The Feedback Continues….
Bypass Misinformation And Number-Fudging Alleged
BooBoo's Nuclear Ships Remark Declared A Booboo
New Zealand Tourism And Lord Of The Rings
Bill English Seeks AG CPIT Intervention
Jim Anderton Calls For Lower Tertiary Fees
Sutton Congratulates High Flying Farmers
Implications Seen In Greens' Electorate Races Bow-out
Join the Food Revolution This Monday
Those Were The Days Of Our Select Committees
Queens Birthday Beer Tax Nasty Detected By John Key
Health IT Cluster Receives Funding
Victoria Student Support For Tax Cuts Welcomed

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LEAD STORY:
Sudan Emergency Receives $2 Million From NZ Govt.

- New Zealand is contributing $2 million to help deal with what United Nation’s officials are calling one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world, Aid Minister Marian Hobbs announced today. See... New Zealand responds to emergency in Sudan [1] MORE: - Oxfam - Oxfam applauds NZ govt’s response to Sudan crisis [2] - Amnesty - Sudan: Death and devastation continue in Darfur [3] - Amnesty - Sudan: Victims of the war in Darfur speak out [4] - United Nations - Sudan Background: UN Assessment Mission Report [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00078.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00046.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00039.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00038.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00035.htm


Candidate Nominations Open For By-Election

- Candidate nominations for the Te Tai Hauauru by-election are now being called for. The by-election is on 10 July and results from the resignation of the Hon Tariana Turia. See... Candidate Nominations for By-Election Open [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00051.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Chocolate flavoured cigarettes not acceptable [1]
  • Tax dept behaviour disadvantages children [2]
  • Rubicon Partial Takeover Offer Successful [3]
  • Value of Residential Building Work Up 13 Percent [4]
  • May new vehicle sales remain strong [5]
  • Commerce Commission and Police net three arrests [6]
  • Conservation Authority supports $79m funding package [7]
  • Toll Holdings Shuns MECA ! [8]
  • West Coast schools victims of bad policy [9]
  • Ministry of Fisheries' claims misleading [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0406/S00019.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00049.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00082.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00080.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00078.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00075.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00055.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00047.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00044.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00042.htm


    Bush Accepts CIA Boss Tenet’s Resignation

    - Was Tenet Pushed? Remarks by U.S. President on the Resignation of CIA Director George Tenet The South Lawn See... CIA Chief Resigns: Bush Commends Tenet [1] ALSO: Washington Report - CIA Director, Meeting with Pope, G8/Middle East [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00045.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00047.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • Update: Flotillas of Hope [1]
  • Bush, Howard Reaffirm Cooperation in Iraq [2]
  • Most Serious Mental Health Disorders Are Untreated [3]
  • Iraqi Foreign Minister Briefs UN Security Council [4]
  • Cyprus Still Requires Comprehensive Settlement [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00048.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00046.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00044.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00043.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00041.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Scoop Review: Imperial Russian Ice Stars

    - The Imperial Russian Ice Stars are back in New Zealand kicking off their Kiwi tour at Auckland’s Civic theatre on Thursday night. See... Imperial Russian Ice Stars Return To NZ [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00042.htm


    Hard News & More Is There!

    - The lid seems finally to be coming off the Act party's leadership "primary" election, with Stephen Franks use of his Unfranked email newsletter to issue an "urgent appeal for help in defeating the frontrunner, Rodney Hide... See... Public Address 04/06/04 - Much Alarm [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00041.htm


    Leo Koziol: A Time Of Important Change

    - Maori in Aotearoa New Zealand today are entering a new phase of social, cultural and economic development. Young Maori are returning to the "ahi kaa" (heritage tribal homelands), iwi and hapu Treaty claims are being settled, and Maori initiatives in media (such as the recently launched Maori television) and education (such as Wananga o Aotearoa, with 70,000 students) are flourishing. We are at a time of important change. See... Naked in Nuhaka: Green Revolution [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00039.htm


    Meditations: Architecture for Global Governance

    - A friend in East Africa, living in an area where he has difficulty receiving regular news reports (perhaps an advantage), writes asking an interesting question about the relationship between the UN and the US. See... Martin LeFevre: Architecture for Global Governance [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00038.htm


    John Chuckman: A Nation Off Its Trolley

    - It's always satisfying to have a pet theory supported by new data. A large and authoritative study, just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, confirms a favorite hypothesis of mine, that there is more mental illness and insanity, far more, in America than you find in other advanced societies. See... John Chuckman: Insanity In America [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00037.htm


    William Rivers Pitt: CIA Chief Resigns (Or Was He Pushed)

    - The news over the last week or so has been grim for the White House. Ahmad Chalabi, Bush's favorite Iraqi, has been accused of passing high-level intelligence secrets to Iran. See... UQ Wire: Down Goes Tenet [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00043.htm


    Manuel Valenzuela: The Death Of America?

    - The nightmare of the last three years has swallowed us whole, spinning us into the black hole of empty understanding. See... Valenzuela: National Nightmare, American Disgrace [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00040.htm


    UQ Wire: A Guide To The 9/11 Cover-up

    - “I had no idea hijacked airliners would be used as weapons.” So said Rumsfeld, in his opening remarks to the Kean Commission on March 23, 2004. His final statement on the topic while under oath was, “I plead ignorance.” See... UQ Wire: A Guide To The 9/11 Cover-up (3) [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00036.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00062.htm
    Dr Don Brash Makes Friends In Washington DC


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Budget 2004: The Feedback Continues….

    - This week the Column looks at the negative effect that Labour's welfare Budget will have on working families. See... The Column: Labour’s Back To The Future Budget [1] For comprehensive coverage of the Budget 2004 aftermath CLICK HERE… [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00082.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00044.htm


    Bypass Misinformation And Number-Fudging Alleged

    - Green MP Sue Kedgley has accused Transit New Zealand of conducting an orchestrated campaign of misinformation and number-fudging to try to exaggerate the time savings for Wellington motorists from the proposed inner-city bypass. See... Transit bypassing the truth: [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00077.htm


    BooBoo's Nuclear Ships Remark Declared A Booboo

    ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley today demanded that Prime Minister Helen Clark publicly explain whether slinging insults at both New Zealand and the US was acceptable behaviour for an Acting Foreign Affairs Minister. See... Boo Boo Of Epic Proportions [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00086.htm


    New Zealand Tourism And Lord Of The Rings

    - Speaking at the closing of the Lord of the Rings exhibition at the Singapore Science Centre, Tourism Minster Mark Burton said that a strong government/industry partnership underpins the sector’s achievements. See... Burton closes Lord of the Rings in Singapore [1] and Putting “Middle Earth” on the map [2] and


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00080.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00081.htm


    Bill English Seeks AG CPIT Intervention

    - The case for an investigation by the Auditor-General into the potential conflict of interest at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) has found new urgency says National Education spokesman Bill English. See... Auditor-General must step in at CPIT [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00079.htm


    Jim Anderton Calls For Lower Tertiary Fees

    - Progressive leader Jim Anderton wants student fees lowered over time because he believes that would be in the national economic development interest. See... Progressive supports lower student fees [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00093.htm


    Sutton Congratulates High Flying Farmers

    - Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton today congratulated Federated Farmers president Tom Lambie and vice-president Charlie Pedersen on their elections to leadership roles in the International Federation of Agricultural Producers. See... New Zealander's expertise recognised [1] . See also... Honour For FFNZ President [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00092.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00083.htm


    Implications Seen In Greens' Electorate Races Bow-out

    "Labour will be forced further into the arms of those on the extreme left following the Greens' pre-emptive concession of defeat in the electorates," according to National Party Deputy Leader Gerry Brownlee. See... Labour driven further into the arms of the Greens [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00090.htm


    Join the Food Revolution This Monday

    - The Green Party will be launching a revolution this Monday, Queen's Birthday, not to replace our head of state but to change the world - one bite at a time. See... Greens to launch revolution on Queen's Birthday [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00089.htm


    Those Were The Days Of Our Select Committees

    - Committee meetings Four committee meetings were held this week, all in the parliamentary complex. See... Select Committee Business 28 May to 4 June 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00088.htm


    Queens Birthday Beer Tax Nasty Detected By John Key

    - National Party Deputy Finance spokesman John Key says beer drinkers are likely to be hit with a nasty post-Budget tax surprise from this weekend. See... Beer drinkers hit by post-Budget tax whammy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00087.htm


    Health IT Cluster Receives Funding

    - Funding has been made available to assist the New Zealand Health IT cluster build up the capability of its member companies in an effort to significantly accelerate the growth of the sector, Economic Development Minister, Jim Anderton, said today. See... Funding provided to promote NZ Health IT Cluster [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00084.htm


    Victoria Student Support For Tax Cuts Welcomed

    ACT New Zealand Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide today applauded Victoria University students for passing the following motions into the Victoria University Student Association's (VUWSA) policy at the Student Representative Council on Monday June 2, 2004: See... Victoria University Students Support Tax Cuts [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00075.htm

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