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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Team NZ Sponsored By Middle East Airline
New ACT Leader Rodney Hide Seeks Taxpayer Support
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
NZ Fails To Oppose Iceland & Japan At Deep-Sea Conference
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

SCOOP COLUMNS:
The Real Deal: Where Would Jesus Bank?
Hard News Is There!
Suzan Mazur: Crude Wars
Sheila Samples Has A Friend With A Beef With God
Agenda Transcript: Alan Bollard
Patricia Johnson: Personal Responsibility & Collective Horror
Michel Chossudovsky: The New Most Wanted Terrorist
Kidd Millennium Cartoon
Poem: Promised Land Held Captive by False Prophets
Bernard Weiner: The Legalities Of Torture
Scoop Poem: Islamic Freedom Theology
Manuel Valenzuela: The Human Face Of Evil

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
NZ's Birthplace Of Convenience Status Remains (Or Not)
Thai Free Trade Negotiations Start
Govt. Drops Gas Royalties To Encourage Discovery
More Paedophiles On The Street Earlier – Franks
Rugby Thugs Need Tough Treatment – English
Te Wananga o Aotearoa Let Off The Hook – English
Cosmetic Ingredient Labelling Needed
Mapp & Wilson Trade Blows Over Treaty Settlements

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LEAD STORY:
Team NZ Sponsored By Middle East Airline

- Dubai-based international airline Emirates today signed a lead sponsorship and naming rights agreement with America's Cup challenger Team New Zealand. See... Emirates signs with Team NZ for the America’s Cup [1] MORE: - Grant Dalton introduces the team [2] - Govt. - Govt confirms trade and tourism investment [3] - Toyota is delighted to be supporting Team NZ [4] - Exclusive Suppliers Sign With Emirates Team NZ [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0406/S00092.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0406/S00091.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00195.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0406/S00090.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0406/S00093.htm


New ACT Leader Rodney Hide Seeks Taxpayer Support

- ACT Leader Rodney Hide today said it was imperative to build support for the ACT Party to ensure a free and prosperous New Zealand. See... Hide Pledges To Represent Hardworking Taxpayers [1] ALSO: - United Future -Dunne congratulates Hide; offers helpful advice [2] - National - Don Brash congratulates Rodney Hide [3] - ACT - Newman Welcomes Deputy Leader Role [4] - ACT - Results Of ACT Primary [5] - The Letter - The Letter Monday 14 June 2004 [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00183.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00191.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00184.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00182.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00181.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00192.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Identity Bill to be introduced shortly [1]
  • $4.2m From Govt For Save The Children PNG Project [2]
  • Ministry of Fisheries doesn't know own Act [3]
  • Government claims on foreshore access fraudulent [4]
  • Blackberry Phenomenon Set To Hit NZ Business [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00187.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00131.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00129.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00127.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00181.htm


    NZ Fails To Oppose Iceland & Japan At Deep-Sea Conference

    - United Nations, New York, June 13: The destruction of the deep seas will continue to accelerate after New Zealand officials failed to oppose Iceland, Japan, and other countries that blocked proposals for protection of the High Seas at a United Nations ... See... NZ Fails to Protect Deep Sea at UN Conference [1] ALSO: High Seas Destruction of CITES Protected Species [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00125.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00126.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • World Vision NZ Commits NZ$100k For Darfur Victims [1]
  • UN Delivers Food To Darfur's Malnourished Children [2]
  • Sharon Praised While Wall Construction Continues [3]
  • 10 Million Children Exploited For Domestic Labour [4]
  • UN Officials Condemn Attempted Coup In Dr Congo [5]
  • Uganda: Rebels Urged To Stop Attacking Civilians [6]
  • James Baker, Annan’s Western Sahara Envoy Resigns [7]
  • UN Urges IMF To Ease Pressure on Zambia [8]
  • Colonialism Well And Alive In The Pacific: Kelsey [9]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00153.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00143.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00152.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00149.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00146.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00145.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00142.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00139.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00132.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    The Real Deal: Where Would Jesus Bank?

    - There's something new and magical starting on Main Street ... So come on out and celebrate July 4th the Solari Way ... with A Declaration of Financial Transformation See... July 4th Declaration of Financial Transformation [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00120.htm


    Hard News Is There!

    - Proper rugby fans will understand that while the All Blacks scored almost all their points against England in a furious first half, it was the second half of Saturday's test match which provided the greater sense of reassurance... See... Public Address 14/06/04 - Encouragement [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00119.htm


    Suzan Mazur: Crude Wars

    - In spite of a robust and energetic press conference held recently in New York, which was wide open to the public, a spokesman for Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez reiterated Chavez's promise that he would cut off crude oil supplies from the US's 3rd largest producer in the event of any US-sponsored attempts to destabilize his government. See... Crude Talk: US & Venezuela Dance "The Joropo" [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00118.htm


    Sheila Samples Has A Friend With A Beef With God

    - My friend Bernie says he'd fork over big bucks to get a good look at George Bush's god. Bernie says he'd like to ask him face-to-face why he ordered Bush to go on a bloody rampage, kill all those innocent people, and then just leave Bush hanging out there stammering inanely about liberating "folks whose skin is a different color than white," while passing out freedom tickets like it was the Texas Lottery. See... Has Anybody Here Seen My Old Friend God? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00110.htm


    Agenda Transcript: Alan Bollard

    - Alan Bollard, Governor, Reserve Bank, Interviewed By Simon Dallow. See... AGENDA June 12 - Alan Bollard [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00107.htm


    Patricia Johnson: Personal Responsibility & Collective Horror

    - Did you write to your Senator or Representative? Did you write to the President? Did you call so that your voice could be heard? Did you send a fax detailing your opposition? Or, did you just sit by the TV and say “well, that’s just all part of politics and there’s nothing I can do”? See... Patricia Johnson: Are You Responsible? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00117.htm


    Michel Chossudovsky: The New Most Wanted Terrorist

    - The US intelligence apparatus has created it own terrorist organizations. And at the same time, it creates its own terrorist warnings concerning the terrorist organizations which it has itself created. See... Michel Chossudovsky: Who is Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00116.htm


    Kidd Millennium Cartoon

    - Cartoon by kiddmillennium.com… See... Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Passing The Scapegoat [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00115.htm


    Poem: Promised Land Held Captive by False Prophets

    - A pre-emptive strike : On the land of the Nile : Presaged the beginning : Of the end of Palestinian : Freedom on the 6th day : Of the 6th Month : During the 6 Day War : Israel encircled : Attacking Semite : Jerusalem a bloody battle : On Ammunition Hill See... Genevieve Cora Fraser: Promised Land Held Captive [1] . See also... Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - Ford Transit [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00114.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00111.htm


    Bernard Weiner: The Legalities Of Torture

    - There's only one issue to discuss right now: the extra-constitutional rules and philosophy of the Bush Administration, as revealed in the legal briefs and memos drafted for Rumsfeld and Ashcroft and Bush on the torture question. See... The Bush Dictatorship Revealed: L'etat C'est Moi [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00113.htm


    Scoop Poem: Islamic Freedom Theology

    - Iqbal was a poet-philosopher born in what is now Pakistan. His poetical works in Urdu and Persian easily earn him the title to the greatest poet in each of these languages in the twentieth century. See... Allama Iqbal: God’s Command To Angels [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00112.htm


    Manuel Valenzuela: The Human Face Of Evil

    - Upon the precipice do wise men and women stand, straddled with the burden of the world they see and feeling impotent to the destruction others unleash. See... Looking Down the Precipice at the Face of Evil [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00109.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00183.htm
    New Faces Of ACT: Hide Lures With 20 Percent Flat-tax

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    NZ's Birthplace Of Convenience Status Remains (Or Not)

    - The Labour Government has caved into political correctness by not preventing automatic citizenship rights for parents using New Zealand as a birthplace of convenience, says National's Immigration spokesman, Wayne Mapp. See... Govt caves in on NZ as birthplace of convenience [1] . - Greens - Govt using babies as political footballs: Locke [2] - Govt. - Identity Bill to be introduced shortly [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00198.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00190.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00187.htm


    Thai Free Trade Negotiations Start

    - Negotiations on a Closer Economic Partnership trade agreement with Thailand start in Wellington tomorrow, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Thai-New Zealand Formal Negotiations Start [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00197.htm


    Govt. Drops Gas Royalties To Encourage Discovery

    - Exploration for new gas reserves will be encouraged through a suite of proposed measures announced today. Energy Minister Pete Hodgson said with the depletion of Maui gas reserves, new fields were critical to meet future energy needs. See... Pete Hodgson: Government Boost For Gas Exploration [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00196.htm


    More Paedophiles On The Street Earlier – Franks

    - The Justice & Electoral Select Committee's changes to the Parole (Extended Supervision) and Sentencing Amendment Bill will allow the Government to let more paedophiles out of prison even earlier than it already does, ACT New Zealand Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks says. See... More Perverts To Be Released Earlier [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00194.htm


    Rugby Thugs Need Tough Treatment – English

    - Schools should back the NZRFU taking a tough line on rugby thugs, says National's Education spokesman, Bill English. See... Schools should back action on rugby thugs [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00189.htm


    Te Wananga o Aotearoa Let Off The Hook – English

    - "The country's largest tertiary institution Te Wananga o Aotearoa has failed its second performance audit yet the Minister is refusing to take more than just remedial action," says National Party Education spokesman Bill English. See... Govt lets tertiary institute off the hook - again [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00188.htm


    Cosmetic Ingredient Labelling Needed

    - Green MP Sue Kedgley is calling for all cosmetic products to be properly labelled and registered, following safety concerns being raised overseas about the chemical make-up of some cosmetic products and hair dyes. See... Greens call for an end to the cosmetic cover-up [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00186.htm


    Mapp & Wilson Trade Blows Over Treaty Settlements

    - "All New Zealanders will be alarmed by Labour's concession of defeat on the Treaty of Waitangi settlement process," says National Party Treaty of Waitangi and Constitutional Issues spokesman Wayne Mapp. See... Labour admits defeat in Treaty settlement process [1] EARLIER: - Wilson - Wayne Mapp caught napping [2] - Mapp - Labour's sorry record with Treaty settlements [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00180.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00179.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00172.htm

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