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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
Corrections Department Psychologist Deems Zaoui Low Risk
Preparing For Dr Don's Second Big Speech
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
9/11 Whistleblower Suing To Declassify Public Information
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES
STORY OF THE WEEK: Naked In Nuhaka: Dreaming About Fahrenheit 9/11

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Estimations: Different Classes Of Refugees
Latest Pacific Ecologist - Seabed & Foreshore Debated
Upton-Online Diaspora Edition: Nationhood
Douglas O'rourke: Baghdad Bug Out
Only One Solution To Oz War Stance Seen
Scoop Columnists Launch Own Website

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
NZ Thanked For Helping Destroy Russian Chem Weapons
Brownlee In The Govt. Dogbox For Bullying
Politicians Columns: Matt Robson
Hutt Valley Health Just Got Cheaper
Correspondence School Board Reshuffled
NZ First Supports LG Bills But Warns Of Problems
Simich Is On The Ropes In Tamaki Says Shirley
King Talks Health Politics To The NZMA
BRT Criticism Of Copeland Ill-Informed & Illogical
Texting To Catch Truants - Tender Called
Those Were The Days Of Our Select Committes
Ken Shirley Likes The Cut Of Nuclear Skeptics Jib
Breastscreen Aotearoa Programme Extended
Urgency: Secondhand Dealers Bill
Hip Hop (Social Entrepreneur's) Fund Bites The Dust

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LEAD STORY:
Corrections Department Psychologist Deems Zaoui Low Risk

- The Department of Corrections’ head psychologist has told the Auckland High Court that Algerian refugee Ahmed Zaoui is at the bottom of a scale of risk used to assess those seeking bail. See... Top Psychologist says Zaoui Low Risk [1] ALSO: News Backgrounder: Zaoui Seeks His Freedom [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00014.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00013.htm


Preparing For Dr Don's Second Big Speech

ACT New Zealand Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks today said that he would be keeping score when National Leader Dr Don Brash outlined his party's justice policies - to ensure that he has adopted them all and left nothing out. See... End To Excuse Justice In Sight [1] MORE: - Winston Peters - Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00071.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00058.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • MoF Media Advisory: RE - Defensive Equipment [1]
  • Response to Ministry of Fisheries Media Advisory [2]
  • Flooding in Bangladesh concerns Aid agency [3]
  • Roger Award In June "New Internationalist" [4]
  • Americans in NZ Celebrate the Fourth of July [5]
  • Civil Union Bill & Claims of Unjust Discrimination [6]
  • Illegal Timber Trade: EU says no, New Zealand yes [7]
  • Organised Poaching Rings Threat To Law And Order [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00021.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00025.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00024.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00023.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00022.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00020.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00015.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00014.htm


    9/11 Whistleblower Suing To Declassify Public Information

    - Sibel Edmonds, a former FBI contract linguist who was terminated in 2002 after becoming a Whistleblower regarding 9/11 and is suing the FBI, filed a Motion last night challenging the Government's illegal reclassification of crucial evidence needed for her lawsuit. See... UQ Wire: Reclassification Of Evidence Challenge [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00018.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • Sierra Leone: UN Aircrash Victims Being Identified [1]
  • World's Largest Refugee Camp In Ethiopia Closed [2]
  • Redgrave Calls For More Aid For Palestinians [3]
  • Supachai: Ministerial support must be translated [4]
  • NASA Seeks Public Input On Space Nukes Plan [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00017.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00016.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00015.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00014.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00012.htm


    STORY OF THE WEEK: Naked In Nuhaka: Dreaming About Fahrenheit 9/11

    - Maybe its because the winter solstice has just passed, maybe its the unseasonably warm weather, but for some reason recent events in the world indicate to me that the numerous "very bad things" going on may have actually bottomed out. Indeed, things See... Naked in Nuhaka: The Tide Turns [1] MORE: - Buzzflash: GOP - Dishonest Demagogues [2] - Stateside with Rosalea: Michael Moore Party Talk [3] - "Fahrenheit 9/11" or "Farce and Hype 7-11" [4] - Stateside: Film Review - Fahrenheit 9/11 [5] - Full Coverage: Fahrenheit 9/11 [6]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00019.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00003.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00275.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00279.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00260.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0406/S00267.htm



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    Cassini Gets Close To Saturn's Rings

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Estimations: Different Classes Of Refugees

    - Kicking off yesterday's Estimates for Vote Immigration was the news that we no longer have a New Zealand Immigration Service, instead we now have a new subsidiary of the Department of Labour (DOL) called Workforce. See... Estimations: Vote Immigration [1] The idea behind this is to create a ...


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00022.htm


    Latest Pacific Ecologist - Seabed & Foreshore Debated

    - Government proposals in Aotearoa to remove Maori property rights only to the foreshore and seabed are discriminatory, Professor RICHARD BOAST reports. See... Pacific Ecologist: R. Boast On Foreshore & Seabed [1] and Pacific Ecologist Double Issue 7/8 - Winter 2004 [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00021.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00020.htm


    Upton-Online Diaspora Edition: Nationhood

    - Judge Eddie Durie's recent comments provide the basis for an exploration of Ernest Renan's "What is a Nation?" (1882) and, in turn, some reflections on what sort of basis New Zealanders might want to live together; in a guest column, Bernard Cadogan explores just what sort of nation nineteenth century Britons thought they were creating and adds his own understanding of Judge Durie's comments. See... Upton-On-Line: Special Issue On Nation-Building [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00018.htm


    Douglas O'rourke: Baghdad Bug Out

    - Like a thief in the night, Bush proconsul L. Paul Bremer disappeared from Baghdad two days early. Mr. Bremer, who used to work for Henry Kissinger's lies-for-hire firm, was very upbeat to the end. See... Douglas O'Rourke: Baghdad Bug Out [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00017.htm


    Only One Solution To Oz War Stance Seen

    - The message is clear: If re-elected, the Coalition government will drag Australia into more US-led wars of aggression. See... Green Left Weekly: Throw Howard Out! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00016.htm


    Scoop Columnists Launch Own Website

    - Articles and Answers is an educational site devoted to teaching the basics of politics and economy. The site teaches things most people haven't learned, but need to know in order to make informed decisions about their government. See... New Website Launched: Articles And Answers [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00015.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0407/S00006.htm
    PM Takes To The Slopes In Queenstown

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    NZ Thanked For Helping Destroy Russian Chem Weapons

    - New Zealand was thanked for its commitment to help in destroying Russian chemical weapons when Foreign Minister Phil Goff met his newly appointed Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in Jakarta last night. See... NZ supporting destruction of Russian chem weapons [1] MORE GOFF IN SEA: NZ team to observe Indonesia's elections [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00075.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00074.htm


    Brownlee In The Govt. Dogbox For Bullying

    - “No amount of bullying by Gerry Brownlee can change the fact that the National Party got its facts wrong in suggesting that non-Maori cannot bring proceedings in the Maori Land Court,” Deputy Prime Minister Michael Cullen said today. See... Bully-boy tactics inappropriate - Cullen [1] . See also Matt Robson... Mr Brownlee needs to watch his behaviour [2] and Robson Correction To Brownlee Release [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00055.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00054.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00064.htm


    Politicians Columns: Matt Robson

    - Nurses are worth it - Strengthening long-term relationships Part II - The anti-liberal ACT Party - Shudder, if National had led NZ into illegal war See... robson-on-politics 2 july 2004 [1] MORE COLUMNS: - Deborah Coddington's Liberty Belle July 02 2004 [2] - Marc My Words - 'The Un-Civil Union Bill' [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00072.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00052.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00061.htm


    Hutt Valley Health Just Got Cheaper

    - As of yesterday, around 15,000 Hutt Valley people aged 65 and over can get cheaper doctor visits and reduced charges for many prescribed medicines. See... Hutt Valley's healthier future [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00073.htm


    Correspondence School Board Reshuffled

    - Education Minister Trevor Mallard today announced that he had reconstituted the Correspondence School's board to see the School through a period of change. See... New Correspondence School board [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00070.htm


    NZ First Supports LG Bills But Warns Of Problems

    - New Zealand First was pleased to support the passage of the Local Government Law Reform Bill No 3, however there are still significant shortcomings that will inevitably have repercussions later on. See... Local Government Reform Bill Passable [1] and Auckland Bill OK For Now [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00069.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00067.htm


    Simich Is On The Ropes In Tamaki Says Shirley

    - National MP Clem Simich has trouble in Tamaki whichever way you look at it, ACT New Zealand MP and Tamaki candidate Ken Shirley said today. See... Shirley For Tamaki [1] and Party Activist to Challenge Simich For Tamaki Seat [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00068.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00009.htm


    King Talks Health Politics To The NZMA

    - Health Minister Annette King said in the past four years there had been a considerable sea change in health in New Zealand and, in terms of taking a strategic approach, the most significant developments had been in primary health care. See... Annette King: NZMA Conference Political Session [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00066.htm


    BRT Criticism Of Copeland Ill-Informed & Illogical

    - The Business Roundtable’s criticism of United Future’s campaign against GST being levied on property rates is ill-informed, illogical and completely misses the mark, according to United Future’s revenue spokesman, Gordon Copeland. See... Copeland: BRT attack 'Off Target' [1] and United Future's 'GST Off Rates' Campaign Misguided [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00065.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00013.htm


    Texting To Catch Truants - Tender Called

    - Education Minister Trevor Mallard today announced that the Ministry of Education is calling for tenders for a pilot project involving the texting and e-mailing of messages to parents to get truant students back at school. See... Text messaging to combat truancy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00063.htm


    Those Were The Days Of Our Select Committes

    - Thirteen committee meetings were held this week, all in the parliamentary complex. See... Select Committee Business to 2 July 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00060.htm


    Ken Shirley Likes The Cut Of Nuclear Skeptics Jib

    - ACT New Zealand Foreign Affairs, Environment and Energy Spokesman Ken Shirley today welcomed Dr Andrew McEwan's book `Nuclear New Zealand - Sorting Fact From Fiction'. See... ACT Welcomes Nuclear Fact To Dispel Fiction [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00057.htm


    Breastscreen Aotearoa Programme Extended

    - The BreastScreen Aotearoa programme will be extended to include younger and older women for regular two-yearly screens, Health Minister Annette King says. See... Roll-out of breastscreening programme extension [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00048.htm


    Urgency: Secondhand Dealers Bill

    - Legislation passed by Parliament today will bring secondhand dealing and pawnbroking into the 21st Century and make it harder for burglars to dispose of stolen property via such dealers, says Justice Minister Phil Goff. See... Secondhand Dealers Bill puts squeeze on burglars [1] MORE URGENCY: - Mercenaries Bill passed [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00047.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00045.htm


    Hip Hop (Social Entrepreneur's) Fund Bites The Dust

    - National Party Social Services spokeswoman Katherine Rich says it is hardly surprising the Government has acted to end the farce that was its Social Entrepreneur Fund. See... Labour finally axes 'hip-hop fund' [1] MORE: - ACT - Quiet Sinking Of Loudly Proclaimed Programme [2] - ACT - Minister Deluded On Grants Scheme [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00041.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00040.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00056.htm

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