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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Oxfam On G8: More Said than Done, and Not Enough Said
G8 Leaders Pledge Middle East Region Peace Mandate
Hard News: Brash To Open Up New Law-n-Order Front
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
EU Elections To Decide Europeans’ Future
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

SCOOP COLUMNS:
HELDOVER: Five Years Young – Thanks For The Memories
Scoop Images: Fahrenheit 9/11 Teaser Posters
Martin LeFevre: Reagan Mania
Sam Smith: Some Facts About Ronald Reagan
Ernest Partridge: Henry V and George II
Wasserman: The Myth Of Reagan Vs The Soviets
Scoop Film Review:JIHAD!

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
TVNZ Accused Of Bias Over State Of The Nation Broadcast
Army LAVs Flushing Taxpayer Dough
NZ To Chair UN Finance Committee
$$$ For ACC Adverts Arouse ACT Ire
$92,000 In Fines Ought To Lead TO Jail - Franks
Wayne Mapp Seeks To Out Treaty Wilson
Unemployment Set To Fall Even Further
Politicans Columns: The View From The 9th Floor
Mallard Accused Of Stalling CPIT Audit
Those Were The Days Of Our Select Committtees
Bringing An Arthouse Courthouse Back To Life
King Seeks Community Input On Health
Sutton Accused Of Shocking Cockies
Costs For Hospitals Seen In Employement Reforms

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LEAD STORY:
Oxfam On G8: More Said than Done, and Not Enough Said

- Savannah, GA. The world's most powerful leaders fell short of the grade at this year's G8, the international agency Oxfam today said. The Leaders spoke welcome words, but made little progress on fulfilling the lofty promises they made two years ago at Kananaskis. See... G8 2004: More Said than Done, and Not Enough Said [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00131.htm


G8 Leaders Pledge Middle East Region Peace Mandate

- Leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) industrialized countries have pledged their "genuine cooperation" with the governments and peoples of the broader Middle East and North Africa in their efforts to promote freedom and democratization in the region. See... G8: World Leaders Press for Reform in Middle East [1] ALSO:Bush Holds Press Conference Following G8 Summit [2] - Germany's Schröder Meets With Bush At G8 [3] - Schröder Welcomes Iraq UN Resolution [4] - Economic Growth Should Open Door For G8 Reforms [5] - G8 Leaders Close to Agreement on Nonproliferation [6] - Bush, Chirac Remarks After Meeting at G8 Summit [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00121.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00128.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00127.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00126.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00124.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00123.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00122.htm


Hard News: Brash To Open Up New Law-n-Order Front

- So it's law and order next for National. The Sensible Sentencing Trust has Don Brash as guest speaker at its next meeting in Auckland on July 4, and it appears that he will deliver a policy speech intended to have as much impact as the one at Orewa... See... Public Address 11/06/04 - Hard Velvet [1] RELATED: - ACT - The Farce That Is Our Justice System [2] - Tony Ryall (National) - Take 'career criminals' out of circulation [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00104.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00176.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00160.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • LTSA Recalls Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks & Buses [1]
  • First Deployment For NZ's Light Armoured Vehicle [2]
  • Budget Will Drive More Family Breakdown [3]
  • LINZ website tops independent survey [4]
  • Sallies Secure US$1.1m UN funding for Iraq [5]
  • Senior appointments at MFAT [6]
  • Opinion: “State of the Nation” [7]
  • SPCA Hails Cat Case Sentence [8]
  • BNZ Market Review: Retail Spending Eases Slightly [9]
  • Kiwi ‘Coffee King’ Focused On World Barista Crown [10]
  • Tourism Sweep in Sustainable Business Awards [11]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00110.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00119.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00117.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00115.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00113.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00111.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00108.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00109.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00161.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0406/S00071.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00160.htm


    EU Elections To Decide Europeans’ Future

    - During the next four days, Europe will conduct the largest exercise in democracy in its history. The United Kingdom will be the first to vote in the European Parliament Elections, June 10 to 13. See… Historic European Elections Begin [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00116.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • Full Text: The US DoD Torture Memo [1]
  • Europe Virtually Free Of Foot-And-Mouth Disease [2]
  • Breaking News: Organisers of P10K arrested [3]
  • P10K Founder in Israeli Jail for Entering Gaza [4]
  • Afghanistan: 11 Chinese Workers Killed [5]
  • World Vision readies airlift for Darfur victims [6]
  • Major UN Meeting On Small Island States Set [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00129.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00125.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00120.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00130.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00119.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00118.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00117.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00088.htm
    Scoop Turns Five Years Old!
    Click to see a message from the Scoop team...

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    HELDOVER: 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 Images: Fahrenheit 9/11 Teaser Posters

    - Michael Moore's Cannes film festival Palme d'Or winning Fahrenheit 9/11 opens on June 25th in the United States and mid-July in New Zealand. See… Scoop Images: Fahrenheit 9/11 Teaser Posters [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00105.htm


    Martin LeFevre: Reagan Mania

    For days, CNN has been doing a riff on the Reagan legacy with an intended pun and unintended irony that reflects the pervasive deadness in these United States. See... Meditations: The Reaganite Myth & Mania in America [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00103.htm


    Sam Smith: Some Facts About Ronald Reagan

    - Reagan conducted one of the most absurd invasions of American history, targetting the tiny island of Grenada. His invasion against Panama was directed against a dictator who at one point was earning more from the CIA than the president's salary. See... Sam Smith: Reagan Lie Detector [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00102.htm


    Ernest Partridge: Henry V and George II

    - Ever since George Bush led us into this dreadful war, we've heard occasional references to Shakespeare's Henry V from the punditocracy. See... Ernest Partridge: Henry and George [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00101.htm


    Wasserman: The Myth Of Reagan Vs The Soviets

    - No greater nonsense will accompany Ronald Reagan to his grave than the idea that he brought down the Soviet Union and ended the Cold War. Among the many causes of Soviet collapse two words stand out, and they aren't Ronald Reagan. See... Rock & Radiation, Not Reagan, Brought Down USSR [1] MORE COVERAGE OF RONALD REAGAN'S DEATH: - Carolyn Baker: Stepford America [2] - Govt. - Governor-General to attend Reagan funeral [3] - Scoop - Full Coverage: Ronald Reagan Dies At 93 [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00099.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00091.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00122.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0406/S00084.htm


    Scoop Film Review:JIHAD!

    - The Chicago Palestine Film Festival hosted the world premiere of JIHAD! at the Gene Siskel Film Center on Saturday. Directed by Muhammed Rum, the Topiary Productions film is an individual and global exploration of the word and its meaning. See... Sonia Nettnin: Film Review and Analysis of JIHAD! [1] . See also... Genevieve Cora Fraser: Truth Exposed In Video [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00100.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00090.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0406/S00077.htm
    Behaviours Of The Backpacker Doco. Airs On TV1 Jun. 26

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    TVNZ Accused Of Bias Over State Of The Nation Broadcast

    - ACT New Zealand Maori Affairs Spokesman Stephen Franks tonight said that he would pursue a complaint against TV One, for lack of balance in its `State of the Nation' programme on the Treaty of Waitangi. See... 'State Of The Nation' Biased [1] . See also... ''No Politicians, No Extremists'' Just Foreigners! [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00165.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00153.htm


    Army LAVs Flushing Taxpayer Dough

    - New Zealand First Defence Spokesman Ron Mark today echoed the concerns which dominated the front page of today’s NBR regarding the unsuitability and costs of the LAV3s. See... Lavs: More Money Down The Drain [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00175.htm


    NZ To Chair UN Finance Committee

    - New Zealand is to chair the United Nations' Fifth Committee, which oversees expenditure of an annual budget of $NZ11 billion and management of 15,000 staff, Foreign Minister Phil Goff announced today. See... NZ to chair committee overseeing UN expenditure [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00174.htm


    $$$ For ACC Adverts Arouse ACT Ire

    - ACT New Zealand ACC Spokesman Heather Roy today released startling new information showing that ACC has spent the equivalent of dozens of operations on publicly patting itself on the back and promoting itself to the public. See... ACC Puts Ads Ahead Of Patients [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00157.htm


    $92,000 In Fines Ought To Lead TO Jail - Franks

    - By supporting the District Court's 90 percent discount on Nathan Bentley's $92,000 in fines, Courts Minister Rick Barker is effectively telling New Zealanders to treat the law as a joke, ACT New Zealand Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks said today. See... Why Not Jail For Fines Contempt, Minister? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00159.htm


    Wayne Mapp Seeks To Out Treaty Wilson

    - "In five years, Labour has passed only four Treaty of Waitangi settlement acts dealing with historic grievances, adding up to $73.75 million," says National Party Treaty of Waitangi and Constitutional Issues spokesman Wayne Mapp. See... Labour's sorry record with Treaty settlements [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00172.htm


    Unemployment Set To Fall Even Further

    - Progressive MP Matt Robson says the latest ANZ Bank Job Ads report lends support to the view that New Zealand's unemployment rate, currently at its lowest level in a generation, is set to continue. See... Report points to further gains in job numbers [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00171.htm


    Politicans Columns: The View From The 9th Floor

    - The government's $2.75 billion Working for Families package boosts the incomes of working families more than any tax cuts package ever could. See... Beehive Bulletin 11 June 2004 [1] MORE COLUMNS: - ACT - Deborah Coddington's Liberty Belle [2] - Progressives - robson-on-politics - 11 June 2004 [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00170.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00166.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00177.htm


    Mallard Accused Of Stalling CPIT Audit

    - Education Minister Trevor Mallard should be consistent and order an audit into allegations of a conflict of interest at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, says National Party Education spokesman Bill English. See... Why doesn't Mallard order CPIT audit? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00168.htm


    Those Were The Days Of Our Select Committtees

    - Committee meetings Eight committee meetings were held this week, all in the parliamentary complex. There was one site visit. See... Select Committee Business: 4 June to 11 June 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00167.htm


    Bringing An Arthouse Courthouse Back To Life

    - People of Hamilton are going to see their historical courthouse brought back to life says Courts Minister Rick Barker. See... Revival for Hamilton's art-deco courthouse [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00162.htm


    King Seeks Community Input On Health

    - If you want to play a part in the significant decisions that affect the health of your community then now is the time to act, says Health Minister Annette King. See... Get Involved In The Health Of Your Community [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00161.htm


    Sutton Accused Of Shocking Cockies

    - Rural Affairs Minister Jim Sutton today effectively endorsed the future shock of Government-imposed energy costs on rural New Zealand, ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff said today. See... Carbon Tax Back On The Agenda [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00158.htm


    Costs For Hospitals Seen In Employement Reforms

    - Labour's new Holidays Act has imposed a minimum $20 million a year cost onto District Health Boards, ACT New Zealand Health Spokesman Heather Roy said today. See... Holidays Offer No Break For DHBs [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00156.htm

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