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LEAD STORY: Wellington V8 Proposal Race Gets Moved – Opponents Sense Victory
Scoop Report: NZ First Dumped On By Electoral Commission
Action on Internet Safety Children's Organisations Unite On Internet Safety
Ministry of Health Answers Questions Over Meningococcal Vaccine
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Environmentalist Group To Challenge Australian Fed Over Tasmanian Milling Rights
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Stateside: Rosalea Barker On The Credit Card Caper
Sonia Nettnin At The Chicago Palestine Film Festival
Steve Weissman Investigates The Religious Right In America
Karen Hughes: The Woman To Sell America To The Middle East
Jonar Nader's New Book – 'Z'
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OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Brash Says Maori Party and Labour A Dangerous Coalition
Govt. Releases Report On Prostitution Reforms
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LEAD STORY:
Wellington V8 Proposal Race Gets Moved – Opponents Sense Victory

[1] Wellington City Council is to consider an alternative V8 racing circuit around the Westpac Stadium to the north of the CBD, Mayor Kerry Prendergast announced today. See... V8 street race - new race track proposed [2] MORE:

  • Celia Wade-Brown - V8 is late [3]
  • Green Party - Stalled V8 race is doomed [4]
  • Marian Hobbs - Marian Hobbs postpones V8 public meeting [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0504/S00127.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0504/S00127.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0504/S00125.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00381.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00384.htm


    Scoop Report: NZ First Dumped On By Electoral Commission

    - Despite having only 27 MP’s and being consistently behind Labour in the polls for the last six months, the National Party’s election campaign manager, Steven Joyce was still a little miffed at getting less funding than Labour in the allocations [1] of political advertising funding announced today [2] . See... NZ First Adverts Funding Snub Defended By National [3] MORE:

  • NZ First - Electoral Commission Hopelessly Biased [4]
  • Electoral Commission - Electoral Com. Broadcasting Allocation Decision [5] & Election broadcasting allocations announced [6]
  • National - National Disappointed At "Unfair" Allocation [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00222.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00219.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00163.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00376.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00222.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00219.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00383.htm


    Action on Internet Safety Children's Organisations Unite On Internet Safety

    - ECPAT, Today children’s organizations in 67 countries are uniting to call on the world’s leading Internet and high tech companies to take responsibility for ensuring children’s safety online. ECPAT New Zealand Director, Alan Bell says: "…we believe more can be done if there was to be a concerted international effort of which New Zealand could be part. Many of the objectionable images viewed by New Zealanders originate in other parts of the world and are distributed internationally. These images are of real children that are subjected to totally unacceptable behaviour. This has to be stopped regardless of whether these children actually live in New Zealand or not. ” See... Action on Internet Safety [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00212.htm


    Ministry of Health Answers Questions Over Meningococcal Vaccine

    Answers To Questions On Meningococcal Vaccine Programme Posted On Scoop - Ministry Of Health. ORIGINAL REFERENCE: Questions to Ask the MOH about MeNZB(tm) Ron Law, Risk & Policy Analyst Barbara Sumner Burstyn, Free-lance writer/columnist… See… Health Ministry Answers Questions About MeNZB [1] MORE:

  • Ron Law & Barbara Sumner Burstyn - Spot the Meningococcal Mistakes At HBDHB [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0504/S00065.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0504/S00066.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Prisoners escape from Wellington District Court [1]
  • Victim a 36 year old Christchurch resident [2]
  • Mine Threatens Giant Snail Extinction - F&B [3]
  • Photography Exhibition of Intifada In Wellington [4]
  • Bay Wind Farm to meet electricity critical need [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0504/S00118.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0504/S00119.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00209.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00211.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0504/S00204.htm

    Environmentalist Group To Challenge Australian Fed Over Tasmanian Milling Rights

    Eucalyptus regnans forest,
Styx Valley, Tasmania (Photo by Geoff Law source:
www.wilderness.org.au) [1] The Wilderness Society will mount a legal challenge against a decision by the Federal Government not to assess the impact of Gunns’ proposed pulpmill on Tasmania’s forests. The action will be taken in the Federal Court under the Administrative Decision Judicial Review Act. “The proposed pulpmill will consume more than three million tonnes of Tasmanian wood each year,” said National Forest Campaigner for the Society, Sean Cadman. See… Legal Challenge Looms Over Tasmania Milling Proposal [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00263.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00263.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • UN Dismay And Utmost Concern Over Uzbek Execution [1]
  • No Conclusions Over ‘Removal’ At Iraqi Nuke Sites [2]
  • Tribunal On Iraq To Convene In Istanbul On June 23 [3]
  • The Hundred Days of Abu Mazen [4]
  • Timorese Journalists Concern At Proposed Media Law [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00262.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00261.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00259.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00255.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00254.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Stateside: Rosalea Barker On The Credit Card Caper

    - Those of you old enough to have seen the moon before it had footprints on it might recall a fun little song with the words: "What did Delaware, boys? What did Delaware?... She wore a brand New Jersey, that's what she did wear." See... Stateside: The Town Bike Of Wilmington, Delaware [1] and Stateside: The Town Bike, Part 2 [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00159.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00160.htm


    Sonia Nettnin At The Chicago Palestine Film Festival

    - The documentary “Women In Struggle,” explores the lives of four Palestinian women, ex-political detainees, who grew up in the West Bank and in Jerusalem. While military occupation shaped the course of their lives and it created economic, family, mental, and emotional hardships, the women made individual choices as well. See... Sonia Nettnin Film Review: Women in Struggle [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00154.htm


    Steve Weissman Investigates The Religious Right In America

    - Judge Roy Moore knows how to rally the troops, especially among right-wing Christian evangelicals. A devout Southern Baptist, he tells them what they want to hear, as he did in early 2002 to a gathering in Tennessee: See... The Religious Right (Pt. 2): Hang Ten and Fight! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00150.htm


    Karen Hughes: The Woman To Sell America To The Middle East

    - She's smart, savvy and she can spin with the best of them. When revelations about George W. Bush's DUI surfaced in the final days of the 2000 presidential campaign, she ran interference for the startled candidate as well as any blocking back in professional football. See... Bill Berkowitz: Tapping Karen Hughes [1] MORE:

  • William Fisher - William Fisher: More Advice For Karen Hughes [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00148.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00151.htm


    Jonar Nader's New Book – 'Z'

    - The 'war on terror' is merely child's play. There will come a time when terrorists will declare real war, on each other, and you'll be forced to take sides. You've seen the horror that freedom-fighters can unleash. You've seen the devastation that demented terrorists can inflict. But could you combat the new breed of sophisticated terrorists who are intent on absolute power? Could you out-smart educated terrorists who seek retribution in the name of righteousness? Would you ever condone vigilante terrorists who commit the worst of acts for the purest of motives? See... New Book By Jonar Nader – What Would You Kill For? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00147.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Public Address - Public Address 18/04/05 - Totally Real [1]
  • Guest Opinion - The Carter-Baker Election Commission [2]
  • narconews.com - Protests in Ecuador Against President Gutiérrez [3]
  • narconews.com - U.N. in Haiti; African Palms & Terror in Colombia [4]
  • Julie Webb-Pullman - Julie Webb-Pullman: Talking Turkey at UNCHR [5]
  • Mark Drolette - Pointless Political Parlor Game, American-Style [6]
  • Ramzy Baroud - Gaza - The Line Of Memory & Despair [7]
  • Kamala Sarup - Kamala Sarup: Civil Society And Peace [8]
  • Khagendra Thapa - Why US Support For The King Of Nepal Is Important? [9]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00161.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00158.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00156.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00155.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00153.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00152.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00149.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00157.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00146.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Brash Says Maori Party and Labour A Dangerous Coalition

    National Party Leader Don Brash says if Labour and the Maori Party are returned to government it will spell goodbye to any hope of ending race-based separatism. “Labour’s track-record on Maori issues is a disgrace. New Zealanders are sick and tired of separatism, and no one believes the Maori Party will be a moderating influence on the Labour Party.” See... Maori Party, Labour dangerous combination [1] and Brash Speech: A new government and a new direction [2] MORE NATIONAL SPEECHES:

  • Gerry Brownlee - A Great Time To Be In National [3]
  • John Key - Key speech: Nats serious about growing wage rates [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00366.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00365.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00364.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00363.htm


    Govt. Releases Report On Prostitution Reforms

    - Justice Minister Phil Goff today released two reports on the sex industry that will help set benchmarks for assessing the impact of the Prostitution Reform Act 2003 over the next few years. See... Goff releases benchmark reports on NZ sex industry [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00377.htm


    MORE PARLIAMENT HEADLINES:

  • New Zealand First - Speech: “Making Your Vote Count” [1]
  • New Zealand First - Why No Maori Scholarships? [2]
  • United Future - Police ‘too busy’ to act on fraudulent email [3]
  • ACT - ACT's The Letter - 19 April 2005 [4]
  • ACT - Minister must explain flu vaccine hold-up [5]
  • National Party - Further failures in flu jab fiasco [6]
  • National Party - Stoppages Stats An 'Historical Snapshot' [7]
  • National Party - Police must target drug gangs [8]
  • National Party - LAVs: Burton bungles planning [9]
  • National Party - Teachers’ retirement fund in trouble [10]
  • NZ Govt - Collins flipflops on DPB policy - Brash intervenes [11]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00382.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00371.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00378.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00374.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00370.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00379.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00375.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00372.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00368.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00367.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00369.htm

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