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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Scoop Investigation: Zaoui Prison Assault Investigation Cover-Up
Attn NZ First: Business NZ Says Immigration Is Good
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Australia Tests Missile Defence System In Darwin
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Thai-NZ Joint Statement For State Visit
Anderton & Tizard Turn Up The Heat
Ministers Talk About Maori Industry
Meningococcal B Vaccine Approved
Being Born In NZ May Soon Not Be Enough
Ryall Backs Up Dr Don On Youth Crime Crackdown
Transmission Lines RMA Problems Not Illusory
Greens Encouraging Submissions On Foreshore Bill
Whenuapai Report Recommends Another Report
Baldock Criticises McManus's Indpendent
Govt. Ministers Accused Of Hiding Behind DOL


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Scoop Zaoui Assaults Investigation - More Details Emerge
"I am not a Taliban. I am not a terrorist. I am just a refugee. "

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
Scoop Investigation: Zaoui Prison Assault Investigation Cover-Up

- Last week the Crown argued for NZ's most famous detained refugee, Ahmed Zaoui, to continue a term of indeterminate detention in a penal institution. Among other things they claimed essentially that they were looking after him well. Yet, whilst detained in New Zealand penal institutions for the past 19 months Mr Zaoui has been the subject of a number of internal Department of Corrections' investigations related to assaults. And the very existence of these investigations appears to have been withheld from all Zaoui's legal representatives (both former and current). See... Details Emerge About Zaoui Assault Cover-Up [1] . See also this week's STORY OF THE WEEK


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00058.htm


Attn NZ First: Business NZ Says Immigration Is Good

- Lifting the annual immigration target to 50,000 will help fill skill shortages and should be supported by all political parties, says Business NZ. See... Skilled migrants shouldn't be scapegoats [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0407/S00063.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • High May Exports Value Confirmed [1]
  • Secrecy Over Wahi Tapu Unfortunate [2]
  • Global Peace And Justice Auckland Newsletter #64 [3]
  • NZ Well Positioned Before Energy Rollover [4]
  • What Does A Single Trans Tasman Market Mean? [5]
  • Maui Deal May Mean More LPG [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0407/S00062.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0407/S00068.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00067.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0407/S00059.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0407/S00056.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0407/S00053.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00059.htm
    Image: Oriana Has Not Sunk! She's Listing...

    Australia Tests Missile Defence System In Darwin

    - Preliminary trials of the possible application of Australia's world-leading Jindalee over the horizon radar to missile defence had proved successful in detecting a target, Defence Minister Robert Hill announced today. See... Australia's Missile Defence Research Hits Target [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00056.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • Attacks On Humanitarian Convoys In Darfur Reported [1]
  • Front Says Indonesia Elections In Acheh Illegal [2]
  • Pollution Clean Up Begins In Western Indian Ocean [3]
  • Locust Swarms Begin Invading West Africa [4]
  • Quartet Backs Egypt's Israeli Gaza Pullout Plan [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00055.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00054.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00051.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00049.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00047.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00055.htm
    Whakapapa Is Open For 2004!

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Thai-NZ Joint Statement For State Visit

    - The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand, H.E Thaksin Shinawatra, and the New Zealand Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Helen Clark, met today for bilateral discussions. See... NZ PM and Thai PM Joint Statement [1] . See also... PM Address To Thai Prime Minister In Wellington [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00137.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00132.htm


    Anderton & Tizard Turn Up The Heat

    - Moves to help New Zealand musicians achieve more export success, have been welcomed by Economic Development Minister, Jim Anderton and Associate Arts Culture and Heritage Minister Judith Tizard today, speaking at the launch of the Music Industry Export ... See... Turning up the volume on music exports [1] and Anderton Speech: Launch of Creating Heat [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00139.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00140.htm


    Ministers Talk About Maori Industry

    - The future for Maori land-based industries is bright, Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton, Maori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia, and Associate Regional Development Minister Dover Samuels said today. See... Three ministers to speak at Maori conference [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00138.htm


    Meningococcal B Vaccine Approved

    - New Zealand’s largest mass immunisation programme of 1.15 million young people is expected to start in August following today’s approval to use the MeNZB™ vaccine, says Health Minister Annette King. See... Meningococcal B vaccine approved [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00136.htm


    Being Born In NZ May Soon Not Be Enough

    - Green MP Keith Locke is condemning the Government's desire to take away the automatic citizenship rights of babies born in New Zealand. See... Don't make the babies pay [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00135.htm


    Ryall Backs Up Dr Don On Youth Crime Crackdown

    - Family group conferences are not working for too many young offenders, with latest figures showing some are attending up to 16 meetings with little or no result. See... Family group conferences fail too many [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00134.htm


    Transmission Lines RMA Problems Not Illusory

    - The Government's claim that the Resource Management Act does not pose any problems for upgrading transmission lines is naïve and mistaken, says National's Environment spokesman, Nick Smith. See... Minister naïve on RMA transmission problems [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00133.htm


    Greens Encouraging Submissions On Foreshore Bill

    - The Green Party is urging concerned New Zealanders to make submissions on the Government's contentious Foreshore and Seabed Bill before the process closes this Monday [12 July]. See... Greens encourage submissions on foreshore bill [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00131.htm


    Whenuapai Report Recommends Another Report

    -Defence Minister Mark Burton today released a report on the public consultation process over the future use and disposal process for Whenuapai airbase. It concludes the first stage of the process, and supports the need for a thorough analysis... See... Whenuapai report released [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00130.htm


    Baldock Criticises McManus's Indpendent

    - United Future fisheries spokesman Larry Baldock, responding to a grossly inaccurate report on the front page of today’s Independent business newspaper, has reiterated the party’s reasons for stopping the Fisheries Amendment Bill (No.4) from progressing ... See... Baldock corrects Independent’s errors [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00127.htm


    Govt. Ministers Accused Of Hiding Behind DOL

    - ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader and Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today accused the Government of again hiding behind the Labour Department - this time leaving it to quietly publish reports revealing the failure of Capacity Building initiatives. See... Another Labour Failure Left To Officials [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00121.htm

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