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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY: Iran Captures British Vessels And Crew
Robson Defends Racism Remarks After Being Ejected From House
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
PNG Former Commander Details Sandlines Crisis
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES
STORY OF THE WEEK: PM's Presser: Civil Unions Top Of Mind
Civility On Civil Unions Disingenous

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Fiona Rae & More Is There!
Stateside: Mother Earth's Revenge Waiting To Happen
Chris Sanders: Cover-Up Kerry Rides Again
Uri Avnery Considers Ariel Sharon's "Revised Disengagement Plan"
The Strange Case Of The Alleged Ohio Mall Bomber
Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - Keys

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Greens Welcome Tyre Recycling Plan
Key Uses Treasury Report To Attack Cullen
Immigrants Accused Of Welfare Bludging
Warehouse's What A Pig Easter Eggs Irresponsible
Skyhawks Costing A Fortune On The Ground
CYFs Screws Up Again
PM Welcomes Pacific Fisheries Convention
Images: GG In Germany
Public Input Sought On Chinese FTA
Politics According To Peters - Imitation Without Admission

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Stateside with Rosalea: Mother Nature's Revenge

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

- For today's questions see… Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 22 June 2004 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00317.htm

LEAD STORY:
Iran Captures British Vessels And Crew

- Persian Gulf: The British Ministry of Defence has confirmed that eight Royal navy personnel from the Royal Navy training team based in southern Iraq have been detained by the Iranian authorities while delivering a boat from Umm Qasr to Basrah. See... UK MOD Confirms 8 Navy Personnel Detained By Iran [1] ALSO: Iran Statement On Seizing British Navy Vessels [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00239.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00240.htm


Robson Defends Racism Remarks After Being Ejected From House

- Matt Robson stands by the words that saw him ejected from the Parliamentary debating chamber this afternoon. See... Robson stands by un-Parliamentary words [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00326.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Global M&A activity is levelling out [1]
  • Image: Mega Gem Soon To Shine In New Zealand [2]
  • www.NZFlag.com opens non-profit store [3]
  • Matariki Film night in Wellington [4]
  • BMW ORACLE Racing leaps into the lead [5]
  • IMNZ Independent Album Chart - June 2004 [6]
  • Commission warning to Toll NZ Limited [7]
  • Further progress in offer for Wrightson shares [8]
  • Auckland Concert showcases King of Italian Opera [9]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00274.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00273.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00219.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00218.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0406/S00149.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0406/S00152.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00267.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00266.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0406/S00146.htm


    PNG Former Commander Details Sandlines Crisis

    - PORT MORESBY (The National Online/Pacific Media Watch): The Bougainville crisis of 1997 was a political crisis that needed a political solution and not the barrel of the gun, says former Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF) commander Major General Jerry Singirok. See... PNG: Former Military Chief Details Sandline Crisis [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00238.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • Haiti: Last chance to end cycle of violence [1]
  • Massive arrests in Colombia [2]
  • World Govts Arms Export Goals Intensifies Poverty [3]
  • Oxfam Questions Globe's Guns or Growth Policies [4]
  • Rainy Season Strikes Crisis-Plagued Darfur, Sudan [5]
  • UN: Urgency Of Resolving Crisis In Darfur, Sudan [6]
  • Dr Congo Has 20,000 Troops In Volatile East [7]
  • Afghanistan: Concern Over Deteriorating Security [8]
  • UN Seminar Decries Anti-Semitism [9]
  • Olympic torch bearer highlights worker problems [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00252.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00251.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00250.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00249.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00247.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00241.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00246.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00243.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00242.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00237.htm


    STORY OF THE WEEK: PM's Presser: Civil Unions Top Of Mind

    - In This Edition: Civil Union Bill - NZ SAS soldiers injured in Afghanistan - New Zealand intelligence services and the Cold War - Polls and preferred coalition partners. See... PM's Presser: Civil Unions, SAS, SIS & Coalitions [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00192.htm


    Civility On Civil Unions Disingenous

    - Green MP Metiria Turei says critics of the Civil Union Bill should "stop the spin" and come clean on why they are opposing it. See... Bill opponents should stop being civil, come clean [1] MORE: - Libertarianz - Gay and Lesbian Marriage Should be Allowed [2] - PrideAlliance - PrideAlliance says CUB doesn't go far enough [3] CLICK FOR MORE STORY OF THE WEEK COVERAGE


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00308.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00216.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00215.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00244.htm
    SpaceShipOne First Private Manned Space Mission

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Fiona Rae & More Is There!

    - Alex Kingston might have been complaining recently that she's being shoved off ER for being too old, but she didn't sound that peeved about it way back in February when I interviewed her... See... Public Address 22/06/04 - TV Identity [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00188.htm


    Stateside: Mother Earth's Revenge Waiting To Happen

    - We interrupt the previously scheduled travelog to bring you the Nightmare that is Yosemite National Park on a summer's day. See... Stateside: Nightmare In Yosemite National Park [1] and Stateside with Rosalea: Yosemite Photos [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00187.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00190.htm


    Chris Sanders: Cover-Up Kerry Rides Again

    - Last week Federal Reserve Chairman Greenspan opined that inflation was not a threat to US growth, sparking a large rally in bonds. Market rates have been climbing since June 2003, a fact that is beginning to leave this bear market in bonds looking a little long in the tooth. See... Chris Sanders: Cover-Up Kerry Rides Again [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00186.htm


    Uri Avnery Considers Ariel Sharon's "Revised Disengagement Plan"

    - Two weeks ago, the international community made a shocking declaration. Giving in to a demand by George Bush, the ''Quartet'' accepted the ''Revised Disengagement Plan'' of Ariel Sharon. This means that the United Nations, the European Union, the Russian Federation and the United States confirmed this document. I wonder if any one of the honorable diplomats has read the document with their own eyes. See... Uri Avnery: Irreversible Mental Damage [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00189.htm


    The Strange Case Of The Alleged Ohio Mall Bomber

    - While the major media screams about the latest beheading in the Middle East, John Ashcroft's destruction of a man in the middle west -- likely for political purposes -- has gone unnoticed. See... Innocent Man In An Ohio Election-Terror Scam [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00185.htm


    Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - Keys

    KEYS is a documentary film about several Palestinian families who crossover the green partition line; and they revisit the remains of their homes and villages. During the third annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival, KEYS (in Arabic, MAFATEEH,) had its first showing at the Southwest Youth Collaborative. Saleem Daw directed the film. See... Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - Keys [1] More Palestine Film Reviews: - Review: Elias Chacour - Prophet in His Own Country [2] - Sonia Nettnin: To Create Something Out of Nothing [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00184.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00171.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00170.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00310.htm
    IMAGE: Governor General Visits Germany

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Greens Welcome Tyre Recycling Plan

    - Green MP Mike Ward is cautiously welcoming the new national waste tyre strategy announced today, but warns that such voluntary measures let irresponsible vendors off the hook. See... Tyre scheme almost on the right track [1] and Millions of unwanted tyres to be Tyre Tracked [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00315.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00309.htm


    Key Uses Treasury Report To Attack Cullen

    - National Party Deputy Finance spokesman John Key is accusing the Government of deliberately misleading taxpayers with its public statements about the Budget. See... Treasury condemns Budget as 'ineffective' [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00319.htm


    Immigrants Accused Of Welfare Bludging

    - More than 10,000 new immigrants have been granted the unemployment or unemployment hardship benefits in the past four years, according to figures released by National Party Social Services spokeswoman Katherine Rich. See... Immigrants are taking taxpayers for a ride [1] and Labour’s “Diversity” Is Taxpayers’ Burden [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00318.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00312.htm


    Warehouse's What A Pig Easter Eggs Irresponsible

    - Green MP Sue Kedgley today hailed the Advertising Standards Authority's (ASA) ruling that The Warehouse's marketing of the What A Pig Easter egg was socially irresponsible, saying it was a victory for children's health and a defeat for petty political point-scorers ... See... Look who has egg on their face now? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00316.htm


    Skyhawks Costing A Fortune On The Ground

    - It is time the Government came clean about what is happening to the remnants of our once proud Air Force combat wing, says National's Defence spokesman Simon Power. See... $7.8m to house grounded Skyhawks [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00314.htm


    CYFs Screws Up Again

    - National Party MP Katherine Rich is asking what it takes to set the alarm bells ringing at CYFS after a baby, whose two siblings had already been removed from their mother's care, was left fighting for his life with head injuries. See... Minister must get to grips with CYFS [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00313.htm


    PM Welcomes Pacific Fisheries Convention

    - Prime Minister Helen Clark has welcomed the entry into force of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention. The Convention came into force on Saturday, 19 June. See... Pacific fisheries convention comes into force [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00311.htm


    Images: GG In Germany

    New Zealand's Governor-General Dame Silvia Cartwright lays a wreath at the "Neue Wache" Memorial to the Victims of War and Tyranny in Berlin. See... Images: Governor General Visits Germany [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00310.htm


    Public Input Sought On Chinese FTA

    - The Government is seeking submissions from the public on the negotiation of a free trade agreement with China, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Consultation on Chinese trade to start [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00307.htm


    Politics According To Peters - Imitation Without Admission

    - Over the past few weeks some fascinating options have been thrown into the political mix in the lead up to the 2005 elections. Some are far fetched and others downright foolish, but they are what keeps politics interesting. See... Imitation Without Admission - Winston Peters [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00306.htm

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