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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Greenpeace Targets UN Debate In Bottom Trawling Campaign
Dobson Dam Proponents Find Second Wind
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Lebanon/Israel: Rockets And Air-Strike Attacks Exchanged
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News & More Is There!
The Inside Oil From Molesworth & Featherston
Guest Opinion: Protecting The Poor An Ongoing Task
Fighting Talk From Fighting Talk
Mapping The Real Deal: An Open Letter From Catherine Austin Fitts
Re: The Use Of Anti-Semitism Smears In The Washpost
Ramzy Baroud: Wheels Coming Off Arab Reform Movement
Ivan Eland Looks Forward To Some Heads Rolling In The Pentagon
Bush's 2004 Scandals for Dummies
Wasserman: An Ohio Victory For The Hempsters
How A Coalition Of The Fed Up Could Stop US Hegemony
Palestine's Children And Terrorists - 2 Film Reviews
UQ Wire: 9/11 Suspicions In The Corridors Of Power
An Artist Who Paints The Horror Of War
Governor-General to attend Reagan funeral

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Wellington Immigration Plan Beggars Reason - Peters
School Reports Expected To Improve
Declining House Ownership Rate Concerning NZ First
Poetry In Parliament
Paua Pillagers Getting Away With It
Anderton To Chair 'P' Forum In Tauranga
Fisheries Debacle Will Cost The Taxpayer
Health Research Funding Problems
Greens Warn Against Iraq Troop Deployment
Cullen Talks To Pacific Finance Ministers
Goff Talks Commerce In Honiara

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Images:Greenpeace Discovers Three NZ Bottom Trawlers On High Seas

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
Greenpeace Targets UN Debate In Bottom Trawling Campaign

- Greenpeace Acts to Expose High Seas Destruction as United Nations Talks of Protection on World Oceans Day. See… Greenpeace Acts to Expose High Seas Destruction [1] ALSO: Update: More NZ Bottom Trawler Fishers Discovered (includes video links) [2] - Images: Greenpeace Locates Bottom Trawlers At Sea [3] - NZ bottom trawlers exposed on high seas [4] - Coalition seeks UN halt to deep sea destruction [5] - World Enviro Day Focus On Greatest Deep Sea Threat [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00078.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00081.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00080.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00077.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00067.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00057.htm


Dobson Dam Proponents Find Second Wind

- Government intransigence in relation to TrustPower’s proposed 63 megawatt dam at Dobson on the West Coast is unacceptable, according to United Future’s energy spokesperson Gordon Copeland. See... Build the dam! [1] MORE: - Greens - No suitable trade for flooding rare valley habitat [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00131.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00127.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Nats launch campaign with Grey Power Over Power [1]
  • Wizard Says No Need For Housing Market Panic [2]
  • New Zealanders must read new book says publisher [3]
  • Moscow “La Classique” Ballet presents: Cinderella [4]
  • Journey: Warren Miller Returns to Auckland [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00123.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00120.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0406/S00055.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0406/S00052.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0406/S00051.htm


    Lebanon/Israel: Rockets And Air-Strike Attacks Exchanged

    - The United Nations envoy for southern Lebanon said today he was concerned by a series of Lebanese rocket attacks yesterday morning and then the retaliatory overflights and aircraft fire by Israeli forces. See... Lebanese Rocket, Israel Air Attacks Concern UN [1] ALSO: UN Pledges Never To Desert Palestinian Refugees [2] - Petition to Israel High Court: Stop Prisoner Abuse [3] - Girls Block Bulldozers in Az Zawiya [4] - Residents of Bizzariya reclaim freedom of movement [5] - Israel Tightens Grip On West Bank [6]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00090.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00088.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00087.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00086.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00085.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00084.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • Sudan: The hidden side of the Darfur conflict [1]
  • Security Council Endorses Interim Iraqi Govt [2]
  • UN Relocates Nearly 90,000 Sudanese Refugees [3]
  • G8 Leaders Urged To Stop Plutonium Production [4]
  • Colombia: Killings double under USbacked president [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00081.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00093.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00089.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00083.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00079.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News & More Is There!

    - I'm happy enough with the All Black side - if not entirely confident that Graham Henry actually has the time to train up a team to beat the relentlessly-drilled England side. The selection certainly indicates that the All Black trial mattered: only two ... See... Public Address 09/06/04 - Quantities Unknown [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00081.htm


    The Inside Oil From Molesworth & Featherston

    - Little parties get the once over this week, as we sit through a Queens Birthday Green party conference and update the Act leadership battle. Our exclusive rolling poll of polls has new data and still no clear leader. Upcoming local body elections have ... See... Molesworth & Featherston - 8 June 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00080.htm


    Guest Opinion: Protecting The Poor An Ongoing Task

    - Human Rights educator, Anthony Ravlich, writes that while the Labour govt’s budget redistributes some wealth back to low and middle income families there is little assurance that some future government will not reverse the process. See... Lack Of Human Rights Awareness Impedes Justice [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00068.htm


    Fighting Talk From Fighting Talk

    - Let us hope that I'm about as good at predicting US Presidential races as I am at picking the winners of upcoming cricket test series See... Fighting Talk - latest talk June 9 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00071.htm


    Mapping The Real Deal: An Open Letter From Catherine Austin Fitts

    - An Open Letter to John D. (“Jerry”) Hawke, Jr. Comptroller of the Currency United States Treasury See... Real Deal: A Letter To John D. ''Jerry'' Hawke Jr. [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00083.htm


    Re: The Use Of Anti-Semitism Smears In The Washpost

    - For a newspaper run by those who like to prattle at length about journalistic ethics, publishing an uncorroborated charge of anti-Semitism against a congressman five days before a primary election seems a little strange. See... Sam Smith: Anti-Semitism When It’s Useful [1]


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


    Ramzy Baroud: Wheels Coming Off Arab Reform Movement

    - The Arab reform debacle is widening as Arab leaders fail to achieve neither a unified nor a comprehensible position on the collective future of their own countries. See... Ramzy Baroud: Reform as Euphemism for Stagnation [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00079.htm


    Ivan Eland Looks Forward To Some Heads Rolling In The Pentagon

    - The resignation of CIA Director George Tenet comes on the eve of a Senate committee’s release of a very critical report on intelligence gathering surrounding Iraq’s pre-war ''weapons of mass destruction.'' See... Ivan Eland: Tenet Now, Rummy and Wolfie Soon [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00078.htm


    Bush's 2004 Scandals for Dummies

    - There are so many Bush Administration scandals and so little time to figure them all out. So I checked in with the franchised book series that succinctly provides clear answers for confused dummies like me. See... Bernard Weiner: Bush's 2004 Scandals for Dummies [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00077.htm


    Wasserman: An Ohio Victory For The Hempsters

    - Some 20,000 central Ohio hemp supporters gathered this weekend to celebrate the value of pre-Bush judges who respect the Constitution of the United States. See... Hemp Activists Smoke Uptight University Admin. [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00076.htm


    How A Coalition Of The Fed Up Could Stop US Hegemony

    - Why does the Bush Administration freely invade sovereign countries that it claims "might" be a danger -- some day, if not today? Why does it violate international treaties at will? See... Ernest Partridge: The Vulnerable Giant [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00075.htm


    Palestine's Children And Terrorists - 2 Film Reviews

    - The film ARNA’S CHILDREN, opened the third annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival at the Gene Siskel Film Center on Friday. See... Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - Arna's Children [1] - Shortly after Peter Speetjens' birth in a small town in the south of The Netherlands, the world changed. Israel occupied Palestine following the 6 Day War. See... Review: Stark Portrait of Sabra & Shatila & Sharon [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00073.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00074.htm


    UQ Wire: 9/11 Suspicions In The Corridors Of Power

    - In This Item: 1. Interview with Former Minister of National Defense, CANADA 2. Letter from Rep. Johnson (CT) to Commissioners Kean & Hamilton See... UQ Wire: Officials Go On The Record On 9/11 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00072.htm


    An Artist Who Paints The Horror Of War

    - Shehla Rehman's touching paintings on today's world of terror speak for themselves. In her distinctive artistic span of life Shehla has already admired unfathomable art lovers through the exhibitions of her precious work in many countries. See... Shehla Rehman - An Artist Of Distinct Spirit [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00070.htm


    Governor-General to attend Reagan funeral

    - Prime Minister Helen Clark said this evening that Governor-General Dame Silvia Cartwright will represent New Zealand at the state funeral in Washington on Friday of former United States President Ronald Reagan. See... Governor-General to attend Reagan funeral [1] and Full Coverage: Ronald Reagan Dies At 93 [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00122.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0406/S00084.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Wellington Immigration Plan Beggars Reason - Peters

    - Rt Hon Winston Peters has questioned the plans of four councils in the Wellington region to actively try to attract immigrants when the Auckland experience has shown that mass immigration has serious consequences. See... Wellington Immigration Plan Senseless - Peters [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00138.htm


    School Reports Expected To Improve

    - Bland, feel-good school reports will soon be a thing of the past, says National MP Bill English. See... New programme beats feel-good school reports [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00139.htm


    Declining House Ownership Rate Concerning NZ First

    - New Zealand First is deeply concerned at the declining rate of home ownership, particularly among Maori. See... Maori Falling Through Housing Gap [1] . See also…. Minister Of Housing, Or Minister Of Homeless? [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00137.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00128.htm


    Poetry In Parliament

    - Green MP Mike Ward is teaming up with Victoria University's International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) to host an event promoting local poetry and art in the workplace. See... Poets in Parliament [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00136.htm


    Paua Pillagers Getting Away With It

    - New Zealand First is dismayed at the ease with which paua poachers are pillaging the coastline and getting away with it because of ineffective fisheries laws. See... Paua Poachers Out Of Control [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00134.htm


    Anderton To Chair 'P' Forum In Tauranga

    - Jim Anderton, chair of the Ministerial Committee on Drug Policy, will chair a pilot “P, alcohol and other drugs” forum in Tauranga on June 17. See... Anderton to chair P, alcohol & other drugs forum [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00132.htm


    Fisheries Debacle Will Cost The Taxpayer

    - The taxpayer will end up footing the bill for a Fisheries Ministry blunder that's seen the collapse of a case two years in the making, says National Party Fisheries spokesman Phil Heatley. See... Taxpayer foots the bill for MinFish blunder [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00130.htm


    Health Research Funding Problems

    - Health research funding problems will continue regardless of the Government's $5.5 million Budget increase in funding, says Dr Paul Hutchison, National's Science and Associate Health spokesperson. See... New funding won't save health research [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00129.htm


    Greens Warn Against Iraq Troop Deployment

    - Green MP Keith Locke has warned against the Government sending more troops to Iraq, following the adoption of the new resolution 1546 by the United Nations Security Council. See... Resolution or not, no more troops for Iraq [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00126.htm


    Cullen Talks To Pacific Finance Ministers

    - Honourable Deputy Prime Ministers Honourable Ministers Heads of Delegations Secretary–General Representatives of Regional and Multilateral Organizations Official Delegates Ladies and Gentlemen. See... Cullen Speech: Forum Economic Ministers Meeting [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00124.htm


    Goff Talks Commerce In Honiara

    - I am very pleased to be here with you today in Honiara. I’ve made quite a lot of trips to Solomon Islands over the past few years and it is good to be back at a time when the town is more peaceful and settled compared with some of my trips in the ... See... Goff Speech to Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00121.htm

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