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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY:
NZ Defence Issues Details Of Basrah Bombing
Number Of NZ Abortions Increase
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Annan Slates World Trade Imbalance
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Kevin List Reports On The PM's Presser
Hard News & More Is There
Stateside: Where Rosalea Goes To Washington
Meditations: Toddlers In The Stream
Patricia Johnson: Where Exactly Are All Those New Jobs?
David Miller: Rodney's Big Ask
John Roughan: Soccer In The Solomons
John Chuckman On Kerry's New Slogan
Douglas O'Rourke: Chasing Ronnie
Uri Avnery: The West Bank Developing Into Crazy Quilt
John Stanton and Wayne Madsen: Torture Incorporated
Between The Lines: Abortion Court Victory
The Real Deal: Where Would Jesus Bank?

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Farmer Confidence On The Rebound
Greens Hold Forum On The War And Civil Liberties
NZAID Funded Tourism Venture Wins Accolade
"Bring It On" PM Doco Seen As Hagiography
Don Brash Urged Not To Count His Chickens Before They Hatch
The Ministers Who Will Be Steve Maharey
Judith Collins Comments On Budget 2004
Bail For Peter Liddell A Mistake - Ryall
PM Talks To Veterans
Gas Association Suggests Extension To Incentive Plan
Jim Anderton Tells An Old Wive's Tale About Tariffs

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

- For today's questions for oral answer see... Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 15 June 2004 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00207.htm


LEAD STORY:
NZ Defence Issues Details Of Basrah Bombing

- It is business as usual for NZ troops at Fortress Lines after three mortar rounds were fired at Fortress Lines in Basrah where British and New Zealand troops live. See... Update: NZ Troops in Basrah as at 2 030 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00146.htm


Number Of NZ Abortions Increase

- The general abortion rate (number of abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years) rose from 20.0 in 2002 to 21.0 per 1,000 in 2003, Statistics New Zealand reported today. There were 18,510 abortions performed in New Zealand during the December 2003 .. See... Abortion Statistics: 2003 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0406/S00045.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Kiwis Selling 200 Cars Per Day Online [1]
  • Survey Shows Employment Law Weakness [2]
  • Mihaka promises memorable contest Te Tai Hauauru [3]
  • NZSO - Two Great Pianists [4]
  • KPMG NZ to separate Corporate Recovery practice [5]
  • Charlotte Dawson joins Prime’s ‘Getaway’ [6]
  • Food Prices Fall in May [7]
  • Telecoms wholesale determination delivers residential choice [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00199.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00147.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00141.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0406/S00095.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00200.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00194.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00190.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00186.htm


    Annan Slates World Trade Imbalance

    - If new rules aiming to free world trade then throw up barriers of their own, the problem is not lack of coherence but the kind of discrimination which people are expecting the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) to oppose… See... Annan: World Trade Imbalances Are Discriminatory [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00158.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • Sudan: Govt, Militias Have Committed Attrocities [1]
  • Mixed Progress In Helping Civilians In Darfur [2]
  • Oxfam plane brings relief to Sudanese in Chad [3]
  • UN: Iran Must Be Open & Declare Nuclear Activities [4]
  • Afghan Voter Registration Passes 3.5million [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00160.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00163.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00162.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00161.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00159.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00121.htm
    IMAGES: Emirates Team New Zealand Launch


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Kevin List Reports On The PM's Presser

    - In this edition: 1. Taxpayer Funding Of The Latest Americas Cup Challenge 2. Historical claims of patient abuse in NZ mental health institutions 3. Sunday Star-Times Story About ACT MP Stephen Franks and His Unemployed Farm Manager 4. The New ACT Leader ... See... PM's Presser: A Cup, Mental Health, Hide & Babies [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00134.htm


    Hard News & More Is There

    - Simon Dallow ought to be grateful to have been relieved of newsreading duties at TVNZ, because he is proving to be far more useful in the more challenging roles of making and fronting other television fare... See... Public Address 15/06/04 - Indoors And Out [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00133.htm


    Stateside: Where Rosalea Goes To Washington

    - Okay, so what are the odds that your faithful correspondent would be checking into the Hinckley Hilton (as the locals here in DC call it) just as Ronald Reagan was checking in for his final flight to California? See... Stateside: Rosalea Goes To Washington (Part 1) [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00130.htm


    Meditations: Toddlers In The Stream

    - Looking up from the rippling waters of the creek, in the deep emerald shade of oaks and sycamores, my eyes hold fast to a single streamside plant. See... Martin LeFevre: Toddlers In The Stream [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00131.htm


    Patricia Johnson: Where Exactly Are All Those New Jobs?

    - The bottom line is profit. Each month there are numerous reports published in this country, i.e. Consumer Price Index, Housing Starts, Retail Sales, Help Wanted Index, Wholesale Trade, Factory Orders, Retail Sales, Help Wanted Index, Employment Situation, ... See... Patricia Johnson: Gobs of Jobs II [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00129.htm


    David Miller: Rodney's Big Ask

    The election of Rodney Hide as ACT leader certainly came as a surprise to many, but now the contest is over the question is whether he can save his party from electoral oblivion. See... David Miller: Is Rodney To Late To Save ACT? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00128.htm


    John Roughan: Soccer In The Solomons

    - Last week Honiara's people poured out onto the city's roads and streets in a frenzied joyful welcoming home of our football heroes. It was wonderful to experience. See... John Roughan: Go Solo Go! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00127.htm


    John Chuckman On Kerry's New Slogan

    - "These Colors Don't Run" - Given its strutting brownshirt quality, here is a slogan that might well have been coined by America's most articulate political thug, Pat Buchanan. See... John Chuckman: These Colors Don't Run [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00132.htm


    Douglas O'Rourke: Chasing Ronnie

    - It was mid-1974. Nationally, the Republicans were watching Nixon drown amid Watergate. So why were all these Sacramento rich guys smiling and joking? See... Douglas O'Rourke: Chasing Ronnie [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00126.htm


    Uri Avnery: The West Bank Developing Into Crazy Quilt

    - I thought it was terrible. I was wrong. It is far, far worse! - These words sum up my feelings at that moment. I was standing on a hill overlooking the infamous Kalandia checkpoint. See... Uri Avnery: The Nightmare Comes True [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00125.htm


    John Stanton and Wayne Madsen: Torture Incorporated

    - The U.S. Army has employed as many as 27 contractors to run its interrogation operations, according to media reports. But while CACI and Titan are getting all the mainstream media play, it appears that far more than 27 contract employees were involved in recruiting and placing interrogators in various locations. See... Torture Inc. - Oliver North Joins the Party [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00124.htm


    Between The Lines: Abortion Court Victory

    - Planned Parenthood Court Challenge Overturns GOP-Backed Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act - Interview with Beth Parker, attorney representing Planned Parenthood in the Partial Birth Abortion Ban court case, conducted by Melinda Tuhus See... Court Overturns Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00123.htm


    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


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0406/S00042.htm
    Former PM David Lange Backing World Blood Donor Day

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Farmer Confidence On The Rebound

    - Revelations that farmer confidence has had its biggest jump in optimism in the history of the Rabobank survey should be no surprise, Rural Affairs Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Farmer confidence in rural directions [1] and Farmer Confidence Bounces Back [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00210.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00185.htm


    Greens Hold Forum On The War And Civil Liberties

    - Green MP Keith Locke will be speaking next week at the first in a series of Green Forums on current issues. This first event centres on challenges to civil liberties in the war on terrorism. See... Forum on Civil Liberties in the 'War on Terrorism' [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00208.htm


    NZAID Funded Tourism Venture Wins Accolade

    - An ecotourism programme in Lombok, Indonesia funded by the government’s aid agency, NZAID, has won a prestigious World Legacy Award for environmental tourism, Aid Minister Marian Hobbs said today. See... NZAID-backed Lombok trek a world-beater [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00206.htm


    "Bring It On" PM Doco Seen As Hagiography

    - "It's pretty clear the state broadcaster knows who is paying the wages following the so-called 'documentary' about the Prime Minister screened on TV One last night," says National Party Broadcasting spokeswoman Georgina te Heuheu. See... One standard of broadcasting for everyone [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00205.htm


    Don Brash Urged Not To Count His Chickens Before They Hatch

    - New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters has told Don Brash to wait until the election before he starts picking and choosing coalition partners. See... Peters Tells Brash To Await Election [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00204.htm


    The Ministers Who Will Be Steve Maharey

    - Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that acting ministers for Hon Steve Maharey’s portfolios were being appointed until late July. See... Acting Ministers For Steve Maharey's Portfolios [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00203.htm


    Judith Collins Comments On Budget 2004

    - Labour's big spending will force many working families onto state dependence. Just how bad this 2004 budget is for New Zealand has recently been shown by National revealing the following take-home figures for 2007. See... Collins Comments 14 June 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00202.htm


    Bail For Peter Liddell A Mistake - Ryall

    - Habitual offenders like Peter Liddell should not be let out on bail, says National's Law and Order spokesman, Tony Ryall. See... Child sex abuser should not get bail [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00201.htm


    PM Talks To Veterans

    - The past year has been a busy one for the government on many of the issues in which the RSA takes an interest, and I will comment on some of them today. See... Helen Clark Address to RSA National Council [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00199.htm


    Gas Association Suggests Extension To Incentive Plan

    - The Government’s new plans to provide financial incentives for investment in gas exploration should be extended to include natural gas distribution, according to the Gas Association of New Zealand (GANZ). Gas Investment boost should extend to distribution [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00202.htm


    Jim Anderton Tells An Old Wive's Tale About Tariffs

    - I want to start off by telling you the story of a mother who finds a letter from her daughter on the kitchen table. See... Address to first Textiles NZ annual meeting [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00211.htm

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