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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
Strong NZ Growth, Increased Inflation Pressure Causes OCR Increase
NZ And Fiji Police Bust Huge Meth-Lab Operation
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Greenpeace Welcome Acknowledgement Of Damage From Minister
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Five Years Young – Thanks For The Memories
Scoop Review: One Shot
Hard News & More Is There!
A Peak Oil Theorist Assesses The Cut Of Fitzsimmons Jib
Chris Sanders: Is It Just A War For Oil?
Little Known Facts About The Terrorists' Terrorist
Ron Callari: Neo-Con-Artist
Analysis: When Is A Jobs Boom Not
Carolyn Baker: Stepford America
Review: Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land
John Chuckman: The CIA Sheds Leadership

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Anita McNaught Dismissed As A Foreigner By Peters
Dobson Stories Getting Taller Says Smith
NZ Welcomes UN Iraq Resolution
Maharey Defends Budget 2004 Centrepiece (Again)
Governor General Goes On World Tour
Hemmingway Takes Electricity To Commerce
Stiff Competition For Charities Tzar Appointments
Copeland Says Greens Want NZ In The Dark
More Money To Catch Sharemarket And Finance Cheats
Jim Anderton Opens Seafood Excellence Centre

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LEAD STORY:
Strong NZ Growth, Increased Inflation Pressure Causes OCR Increase

- The Reserve Bank today increased the Official Cash Rate from 5.5 to 5.75 per cent. See... OCR increased to 5.75 per cent [1] ALSO: - NZ First - Panic Move By Reserve Bank Says Peters [2] - ACT - Higher Interest Rates, Higher Prices, Lower Growth [3] - Simes - Strong Housing Market To Survive Rate Hike [4] - Democrats - Democrats Say NZ Economy 'Bollarded' Again [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00131.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00146.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00151.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00147.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00092.htm


NZ And Fiji Police Bust Huge Meth-Lab Operation

- New Zealand Police have been actively involved in a major drug operation that ended in Fiji this afternoon, thought to be one of the largest in the world and the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. See... Police involved in major meth lab bust in Fiji [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00089.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Weather for the Rugby Tests [1]
  • Sudan – New Zealanders respond to crisis [2]
  • Debt Relief Bread for Iraq, crumbs for Africa [3]
  • ALAC opposed early start to alcohol ads [4]
  • NZ National Front Responds to Anarchist PR [5]
  • Activists - National Front are inaccurate and irrelevant [6]
  • ALCP to challenge for Maori Electorate vote [7]
  • Andrew Shaw Joins Prime [8]
  • Nats launch campaign with Grey Power Over Power [9]
  • Wizard Says No Need For Housing Market Panic [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0406/S00029.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00105.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00103.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00102.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00091.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00101.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00090.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00132.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00123.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00120.htm


    Greenpeace Welcome Acknowledgement Of Damage From Minister

    - Greenpeace today welcomed the Fisheries Minister's acknowledgement that bottom trawling damages deep sea life and that marine biodiversity needs to be protected. However a piece-meal approach to the biggest threat to deep sea life just won't work and anything less than a UN moratorium on high seas bottom trawling will allow the damage to continue. See... Minister accepts bottom trawl damage [1] MORE: - ECO - Reports Show Orange Roughy Fishing not Sustainable [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00100.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00086.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • Briefing on the Transition from CPA to US Mission [1]
  • Violence Creates Huge Economic Cost For Countries [2]
  • Rebel Forces Withdraw From Eastern Congo [3]
  • Beijing UN Hosts Middle East Peace Media Seminar [4]
  • The Resistance Of Az-Zawiya Continues [5]
  • 15 peaceful protestors injured in Az Zawiya [6]
  • UQ Wire: Tenet Lied Under Oath To 9/11 Commission [7]
  • UQ Wire: The Growing 9/11 Truth Movement [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00105.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00104.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00103.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00102.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00101.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00100.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00098.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00097.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Five Years Young – Thanks For The Memories

    - On June 10th 1999 Scoop.co.nz went live out of an office in Victoria Street Wellington. Back then the Scoop team consisted of myself (Alastair Thompson) our technical director Andrew McNaughton and Ian Llewellyn. See... Scoop's 5th Birthday Is Today!!! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00088.htm


    Scoop Review: One Shot

    - There’s a place far away from the light that exists in all of us. For some, it may be a slight obsession that’s kept tucked away nice and secret. For others it’s an overwhelming void that craves attention. See... One Shot: When Obsession Becomes Compulsion [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00087.htm


    Hard News & More Is There!

    - It was interesting too see last night's One News item on a potential youth radio network, even if it was largely given over to opposition to a plan that doesn't actually exist yet. See... Public Address 10/06/04 - Youth, Belief & Cuteness [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00097.htm


    A Peak Oil Theorist Assesses The Cut Of Fitzsimmons Jib

    - Last night I attended a public meeting of about forty people at Te Manawa here in Palmerston North. As coordinator of the energy-related RunnningOnEmptyNZ internet group , I was curious to see what Jeanette Fitzsimmons might say about the energy ... See... Fitzsimmons Warns Of Decline Of Oil And Gas [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00096.htm


    Chris Sanders: Is It Just A War For Oil?

    - As any of the investors who attended SRA’s November 2001 conference Oil Wars can tell you, the War on Terror was always going to be the War for the Planet’s Oil. See... Chris Sanders: Let Them Eat Words [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00095.htm


    Little Known Facts About The Terrorists' Terrorist

    - The truth which no one dares speak of is that as we approach the third anniversary of the Sept 11 attack there has still been no official investigation into the murders of 3000 people that day...at least no investigation to which the American people have been privy. See... Top 10 Things You Never Knew About Mohamed Atta [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00094.htm


    Ron Callari: Neo-Con-Artist

    - Bush may have taken his combat show on the road, but critics aren’t exactly wowed! Although the 9-11 travesty catapulted him into the big time early on in his stage career, his performance is vaudevillian at best. See... Ron Callari: Neo-Con-Artist [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00093.htm


    Analysis: When Is A Jobs Boom Not

    - How should the government count the number of jobs in America? If it were up to me, the Labor Dept. would use the number of people who pay FICA taxes as the main basis. See... Eric Jaffa: Fake Job Numbers Paint a Rosy Picture [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00092.htm


    Carolyn Baker: Stepford America

    - Next month, Americans will flock to theaters nationwide to be amused by the performances of Nicole Kidman, Bette Midler and Matthew Broderick in a remake of ''The Stepford Wives.'' I hope to see it myself. See... Carolyn Baker: Stepford America [1] MORE COVERAGE OF RONALD REAGAN'S DEATH: - Govt. - Governor-General to attend Reagan funeral [2] - Scoop - Full Coverage: Ronald Reagan Dies At 93 [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00091.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00122.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0406/S00084.htm


    Review: Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land

    - After so much bloodshed how can there be healing? After so much horror, how can there be peace? These are issues raised at nearly every discussion I have ever attended on the possibility or impossibility of ever achieving peace between Palestine and Israel. See... Genevieve Cora Fraser: Truth Exposed In Video [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00090.htm


    John Chuckman: The CIA Sheds Leadership

    - The resignation of both the director and an important deputy director of any large organization is noteworthy, but when that organization is the CIA we have an event of global interest. See... Chuckman: Why The CIA Always Will Be A Costly Flop [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00089.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00065.htm
    Wellington Activist debates with National Front skinheads

    See Also: http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00091.htm
    NZ National Front Responds to Anarchist PR

    & http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00101.htm
    National Front are inaccurate and irrelevant

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Anita McNaught Dismissed As A Foreigner By Peters

    - Rt Hon Winston Peters wants Television New Zealand to explain how much it is costing to import a host for the State of the Nation programme tonight and whether host Anita McNaught is being issued with her own gold plated credit card. See... “No Politicians, No Extremists” Just Foreigners! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00153.htm


    Dobson Stories Getting Taller Says Smith

    - "The Government must come clean and clearly state its position on the Dobson hydro scheme rather than having different Ministers saying different things," says Nelson MP Nick Smith. See... Ministers telling different stories on Dobson [1] MORE: - NZCA - No to Dobson dam – NZCA [2] - United Future - Copeland Disputes Conserv. Min.'s Legal Position [3] - Forest & Bird - Learn the difference between gorse and kahikatea! [4] - United Future - Build the dam! - Greens - No suitable trade for flooding rare valley habitat [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00152.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00098.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00142.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00104.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00131.htm


    NZ Welcomes UN Iraq Resolution

    - New Zealand welcomes the move towards Iraq fully regaining its sovereignty following a United Nations Security Council resolution passed yesterday, says the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon Phil Goff. See... NZ Welcomes Security Council Resolution on Iraq [1] . See also Greens... Resolution or not, no more troops for Iraq [2] UK Considers Criminalising The Clients Of Prostitutes - Britain's decision to overhaul its sex laws for the first time in 50 years by looking at adopting the Swedish model of criminalising the purchasing of sexual services and assisting prostitutes to leave the industry is further proof that New Zealand took bad advice, United Future's Larry Baldock said today. See... Baldock: NZ headed in wrong direction again [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00143.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00126.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00141.htm


    Maharey Defends Budget 2004 Centrepiece (Again)

    - The government’s $2.75 billion Working for Families package boosts the incomes of working families more than any tax cuts package ever could, says Social Development and Employment Minister Steve Maharey. See... Working for Families package beats tax cuts [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00140.htm


    Governor General Goes On World Tour

    - The Governor-General Dame Silvia Cartwright will travel to the Middle East and Europe later this week after accepting invitations for official state visits to Kuwait, Jordan, Germany and Greece. See... G-G visits Kuwait, Jordan, Germany and Greece [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00155.htm


    Hemmingway Takes Electricity To Commerce

    - Current Electricity Commission Chair Roy Hemmingway has been appointed as an associate member of the Commerce Commission, Commerce Minister Margaret Wilson announced today. See... New Commerce Commission appointment [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00154.htm


    Stiff Competition For Charities Tzar Appointments

    - There has been an overwhelming response to the call for Expressions of Interest for members of the inaugural Charities Commission Board, says Commerce Minister Margaret Wilson. See... Charities Commission attracts 380 applicants [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00150.htm


    Copeland Says Greens Want NZ In The Dark

    - United Future’s energy spokesman, Gordon Copeland, says he’s pleased that the Green Party has finally had the honesty to reveal its fundamental energy policy of consigning New Zealand to the Dark Ages – literally. See... Copeland appalled by Greens’ powerless agenda [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00149.htm


    More Money To Catch Sharemarket And Finance Cheats

    - The Securities Commission’s investigations and enforcement abilities have been boosted by a Budget 2004 cash injection of $6 million over four years, says Commerce Minister Margaret Wilson. See... Government boosts Securities Commission [1] see also Boost for Accounting Standards Review Board [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00148.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00147.htm


    Jim Anderton Opens Seafood Excellence Centre

    - The location of a new Seafood Centre of Excellence in Nelson was announced tonight by Economic Development Minister Jim Anderton. See... Nelson Seafood Centre of Excellence [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00145.htm

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