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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Three Thousand By-Election Voters Not On Roll
Civil Union Petition Gathers Support
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Floatilla Of Hope Nears Nauru
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News Is There!
Rookie In The Hotseat On 9/11
MOTORNET: Smooth Operator - Jaguar XJ8
William Rivers Pitt: Freedom, Incorporated
Sam Smith: When America Lost Its Way
Thom Hartmann: Scrooge & Marley, Inc.
Cartoon By John Chuckman
Kidd Millennium & Ron Callari: Size Matters
UQ Wire: Michel Chossudovsky's Big
Robert Rabbin: An Appeal To The Better Side Of The Media
Sonia Nettnin: Two Film And One Performance Reviews

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Greens Upset About Cypress Hill Mine Approval
Conclusions From The Weekend's Eco-Summit
Mark Burton Speechifies About Tourism
ACT's New Leader Explains His Political Philosophy
Fisheries Madness Concerns Of Phil Heatley
Christians Selling Politics To Cockies
Agriculture Dumping Decision Good For Kiwi Farmers - Oxfam

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Auckland Zoo Chimps Relocate To Hamilton
Janie & Bobby Remain Locked Up

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
Three Thousand By-Election Voters Not On Roll

- Nearly 3,000 eligible voters may miss out on voting in the Te Tai Hauauru by-election because their address has changed and they haven't updated their enrolment details. See... 3000 Voters Missing From Te Tai Hauauru Roll [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00209.htm


Civil Union Petition Gathers Support

- “A fantastic response!” was the response of Conor Roberts, a spokesperson for civilunions.org.nz - the Campaign for Civil Unions. Mr Roberts was reacting to news that his online petition, which was set up in support of the Civil Union Bill legislation, has climbed ...See... Civil Union Petition Hits 1000 [1] MORE: - Judith Collins - Marriage comments cynical and confused [2] - Christian Heritage -Civil Unions – Escape From Religion, Or Commitment [3] - Young Nats - Young Nats support amendment to Marriage Act [4] - Maxim - Civil Union Bill and Human Rights Demands [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00210.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00298.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00207.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00200.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00197.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Media Statement Regarding Injured SAS Soldiers [1]
  • BMW ORACLE Racing shows its teeth [2]
  • Wearable Arts Come to Christchurch [3]
  • Team Alinghi draws first blood in the UBS Trophy [4]
  • Statement from Team Alinghi re. Russell Coutts [5]
  • Non complying Hoki fishery may lose certification [6]
  • Albatross Voyage Ends - Next step World Campaign [7]
  • Visitor Arrivals Up 29 Percent [8]
  • Windymedia Filmnight At Newtown Community Centre [9]
  • Campaign Against Illicit Drugs gains Momentum [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00211.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0406/S00140.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0406/S00139.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0406/S00138.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0406/S00137.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00202.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00201.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00253.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00204.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00203.htm


    Floatilla Of Hope Nears Nauru

    - We've just heard that there is a lot of activity happening on the harbour at Nauru and that APS or Australian Police Service has been station in readiness for the arrival of the Flotillas of Hope. This information asylum seekers held on Nauru and the Nauruans ... See... Urgent Update - Flotillas Of Hope [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00214.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • Philippines: Outspoken Radio Journalist Murdered [1]
  • Guild: Bush Should Be Tried For Role In Torture [2]
  • Syria: Call to release 5 prisoners of conscience [3]
  • Iraq: Clarification on Status of Prisoners Needed [4]
  • UN: Beheading Of US Hostage In Saudi Arabia Tragic [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00215.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00217.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00236.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00234.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00233.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0406/S00133.htm
    Hayley Westenra Wins American Society of Young Musicians Award

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News Is There!

    - So the wicked Eden Park crowd should be prevented from seeing replays of foul play, according to England's coach Clive Woodward, lest they intimidate weak-willed referees. He appears to have forgotten what turning up to a big game is all about... See... Public Address 21/06/04 - The Ball Game [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00181.htm


    Rookie In The Hotseat On 9/11

    - According to the personal written statement of Navy Captain Charles J. Leidig, Jr., entered into the record during today’s hearings before the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, Leidig revealed that on September 10 he was asked by Brigadier General Montague Winfield to stand a portion of his duty as Deputy Director for Operations for the National Military Command Center (NMCC), which would require supervision and operation of all necessary communications as watch commander. See... UQ Wire: Rookie In Command Of Ops Center On 9/11 [1] and Full Coverage: 9/11 Commission's Final Hearings


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00169.htm


    MOTORNET: Smooth Operator - Jaguar XJ8

    - The midnight black Jaguar XJ8 gleamed in the late afternoon sunlight, its pristine paintwork accentuating its sleek lines. Lost in a reverie, as I moved stealthily through the traffic, I never saw it coming - that winged prey of doom and destruction - but it certainly saw me. See... MOTORNET: Smooth Operator - Jaguar XJ8 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00178.htm


    William Rivers Pitt: Freedom, Incorporated

    - The June 30 deadline for the delivery of 'sovereignty' to the people of Iraq is right around the corner. If the talk coming out of the administration is to believed, this will be an historic moment: The United States of America will deliver freedom to a people long oppressed by a brutal dictator. See... William Rivers Pitt: Freedom, Incorporated [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00180.htm


    Sam Smith: When America Lost Its Way

    - Next year will mark the 25th anniversary of that remarkable moment when this country began to turn its back on values that had sustained it throughout its first two centuries – values that included balancing power and wealth with concern for, cooperation with, and compassion towards others in the community we called America. See... The True Cost Of Reagan And Extreme Capitalism [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00179.htm


    Thom Hartmann: Scrooge & Marley, Inc.

    - There is nothing ''normal'' about a nation having a middle class, even though it is vital to the survival of democracy. See... Thom Hartmann: The True Conservative Agenda [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00177.htm


    Cartoon By John Chuckman

    - See... Chuckman Cartoon: Election Coin Flip [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00176.htm


    Kidd Millennium & Ron Callari: Size Matters

    - Mass Destruction. Minimal Destruction. Big Leaders. Small Leaders. When it comes to war, does size really matter? See... Ron Callari: War On Terror Arouses Peter Principle [1] and Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Peter Principle [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00175.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00174.htm


    UQ Wire: Michel Chossudovsky's Big

    - Lie Text of Michel Chossudovsky's keynote presentation at the opening plenary session (27 May 2004) to The International Citizens Inquiry Into 9/11, Toronto, 25-30 May 2004. See... UQ Wire: September 11 - The Big Lie [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00173.htm


    Robert Rabbin: An Appeal To The Better Side Of The Media

    - This is an appeal to every White House reporter and journalist, to every man and to every woman who has access to Bush administration officials: please be a hero in our world. See... Robert Rabbin: Be A Hero In Our World [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00172.htm


    Sonia Nettnin: Two Film And One Performance Reviews

    - ELIAS CHACOUR: PROPHET IN HIS OWN COUNTRY is a film about a Melkite priest who brings the seeds of peace to the Israel-Palestine conflict. The third annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival hosted the screening at the Southwest Youth Collaborative on Saturday. See... Review: Elias Chacour - Prophet in His Own Country [1] - On stage, they dance the movement of life. When they speak, their voices reveal the meaning behind the burning heart. See... Sonia Nettnin: To Create Something Out of Nothing [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00171.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00170.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00178.htm
    MOTORNET: Smooth Operator - Jaguar XJ8


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Greens Upset About Cypress Hill Mine Approval

    - Green Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons says the approval of the Cypress Mine means a unique kiwi habitat will be replaced with a huge hole in the ground and no amount of "environmental best practice" can hide that fact. See... 'It's the habitat, stupid': Fitzsimons [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00303.htm


    Conclusions From The Weekend's Eco-Summit

    - Pressure from the business lobby to amend the Resource Management Act in order to fast track decisions under the Act should be resisted by the government says the national annual environmental summit meeting near Christchurch this weekend. See... ECO Summit Condemns Roading, Fishing and RMA Plans [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00205.htm


    Mark Burton Speechifies About Tourism

    - (Hon Mark Burton Speech to the Holiday Accommodation Parks of New Zealand’s 50th anniversary conference) See... New Zealand’s tourism future [1] More Govt. Speechification: - National Certificate in Tourism Maori: Launch [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00302.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00301.htm


    ACT's New Leader Explains His Political Philosophy

    - Speech to ACT members, New Leader's lunch, Crowne Plaza, Albert St, Auckland, 12:15pm, Sunday June 20, 2004. See... Hide Speech: Why I Believe In Freedom [1] More ACT Speechification: - Franks: Criminal Justice Policy Speech [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00300.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00299.htm


    Fisheries Madness Concerns Of Phil Heatley

    - Last week the Government gave Maori 20% of marine farms and shortly they'll be giving Maori 20% of tuna caught outside of New Zealand's exclusive economic zone. See... When will the fisheries madness end? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00297.htm


    Christians Selling Politics To Cockies

    - Political party Destiny New Zealand exhibited for the first time at the Field Days in Hamilton last week. See... 'Had a Field Day in Hamilton!' - Destiny NZ [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00208.htm


    Agriculture Dumping Decision Good For Kiwi Farmers - Oxfam

    - International agency Oxfam said that last night’s ruling at the WTO against the US cotton subsidy regime vindicates the claims by Brazil and West African countries that US subsidies depress cotton prices and harm cotton farmers around the world. Today’s WTO ruling confirms the preliminary ruling last month in favour of Brazil against the $3.2 billion US cotton program. Brazil’s claim was supported by four West African countries. See... Agriculture dumping end, good news for NZ farmers [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00206.htm

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