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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Brash & Hide Tag Team Doone Case
Scoop Images: Selwyn Manning On The Streets Of Istanbul
Reserve Bank Leaves Interest Rates Alone For now
…Nevertheless… What The Govt. Gives The Banks Taketh Away
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Security Whistleblowers Unite & Call For Protection
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
"We Must Prepare to Invade Turkey Immediately!"
Scoop's William Rivers Pitt Meets Scoop's Dhar Jamail
Robert Mann On Why Ownership Matters
Meditations: Two Ducks On A Log Clears A Cluttered Mind
MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Trade And Enterprise Tells NZ Business To Leave
.. And Jim Is Not Impressed
Smoking Law Changes Widely Supported
Toxic Car Solution Continues To Elude Govt.
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LEAD STORY:
Brash & Hide Tag Team Doone Case

[1] National Party Leader Don Brash is questioning the ethics of Helen Clark’s behaviour around the Peter Doone defamation case. See... Don Brash questions ethics of Doone case [2] … Meanwhile… Prime Minister Helen Clark must release the transcripts of her calls with the Sunday Star Times in which she knifed former Police Commissioner Peter Doone in the back, ACT leader Rodney Hide said today. See... Clark must come clean and release transcripts [3]
COMMENT & FLASHBACK:

  • Russell Brown - Public Address: Department Of Unusual Affairs [4]
  • Scoop - What Doone Done - A Doone Retrospective [5]

  • EARLIER:
  • ACT - Did Clark leak or confirm false information? [6]
  • National - Don Brash comment on Doone defamation case [7]
  • ACT - Clark must come clean and release transcripts [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00566.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00566.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00565.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00285.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00290.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00537.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00546.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00565.htm


    Scoop Images: Selwyn Manning On The Streets Of Istanbul

    - Presently en route back to New Zealand from Gallipoli via the Middle East and Malaysia with a plane load of veterans and military personnel Scoop's Selwyn Manning sent in the following photo essays of his trip to Istanbul. See... Scoop Images: Postcards From Istanbul (1) [1] , Postcards (2) [2] & The Blue Mosque In Istanbul [3]

  • FULL COVERAGE: Gallipoli [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00287.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00288.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00286.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/features/?s=fc


    Reserve Bank Leaves Interest Rates Alone For now

    - Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard said: "At the March MPS we expressed concern about the persistence of inflation pressures in the economy which were severely limiting our inflation headroom. We still take that view. While recent indicators have shown signs of a slowdown in the second half of 2004, analysis of the data suggests that underlying demand and inflation pressures remain strong. In this environment, further policy tightening cannot be ruled out." See... OCR unchanged at 6.75 per cent [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0504/S00325.htm


    …Nevertheless… What The Govt. Gives The Banks Taketh Away

    - Increasing numbers of economists are saying interest rates are rising in advance of Labour's big spending on the Working for Families redistribution package. See... Collins: Blame Labour For Your Rising Mortgage [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00564.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Day to remember dead workers [1]
  • Every Child Counts welcomes child advocate funding [2]
  • UK Police Officers Now Call NZ Home [3]
  • GPJA Newsletter 89 - April 28 2005 [4]
  • Maxim Institute wins international award [5]
  • Search Begins for the Best Baristas in New Zealand [6]
  • March Job Vacancy Numbers Show Skill Shortages [7]
  • NZ Co. Leads Technology To Fight Petrol Runaways [8]
  • Consumption Goods Lift Imports [9]
  • Emirates Declares Record-breaking 2004-05 Results [10]
  • How Frequency in Press helped RNZ Build its Brand [11]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00310.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00308.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00313.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00312.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00311.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0504/S00323.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0504/S00337.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0504/S00336.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0504/S00331.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0504/S00328.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0504/S00326.htm


    Security Whistleblowers Unite & Call For Protection

    - An unprecedented group of national security whistleblowers have formed a united front as the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition (NSWBC). They will collectively attend two bipartisan congressional meetings today to demand that Congress act to end government retaliation against those who expose national security blunders, that Congress hold hearings into the federal government’s actions against whistleblowers, and that Congress act to require ‘individual accountability’ for retaliation against whistleblowers. See... UQ Wire: Nat. Security Whistleblowers Coalition [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00408.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Turkey: Justice denied to tortured teenage girls [1]
  • Rice to Discover that Colombia is a Tough Nut [2]
  • EU At Crossroads - Clean Or Dirty Energy? [3]
  • Tunisia: Trial Of Lawyer Raises Concerns [4]
  • UNICEF Has Been Big Boost To Child Survival [5]
  • Peacekeeping Force Arrives In Southern Sudan [6]
  • $7.5 Million Appeal For Drought-Stricken Djibouti [7]
  • Meeting On Curbing Most Dangerous Pollutants [8]
  • Unesco Calls For Protection Of Journalists In Iraq [9]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00407.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00406.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00399.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00421.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00420.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00419.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00418.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00416.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00415.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    "We Must Prepare to Invade Turkey Immediately!"

    - As we reflect on ANZAC day and give remembrance to the men who gave their lives on foreign fields, we must ask ourselves one question: Why haven't we given those Turks the lesson they deserve? It's been 90 years, already! See… Lyndon Hood: NZ Armed Forces Need New Challenge [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00291.htm


    Scoop's William Rivers Pitt Meets Scoop's Dhar Jamail

    - In this mean and meager time of pre-packaged, pre-processed, corporate-controlled infotainment that passes itself off as 'news, it is a rare and refreshing experience to see and hear a true journalist reporting the facts. See... William Rivers Pitt: Hostile Information [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00281.htm

    Robert Mann On Why Ownership Matters

    - The spectacular twentieth century was convulsed repeatedly by wars over ownership. The first decade, known to us as the Edwardian period, was generally peaceful & prosperous in the British Empire and many other regions, but Communism got going in Russia and took advantage of WW1 to seize dictatorial power for fanatical atheists in that large industrial/peasant society. See... Robert Mann: Ownership Matters [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00284.htm


    Meditations: Two Ducks On A Log Clears A Cluttered Mind

    - Two mallards, a multi-colored male and a rather plain brown female (except for a dazzling blue chevron on her wings) drifted downstream. They were completely at home and at one with each other, communicating through subtle movements where to go and what to do. See... Martin LeFevre: A Persistent Meditative State [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00277.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • narconews.com - Marching Against The Desafuero In Mexico City [1]
  • Bob Fitrakis - How Blackwell & Petro Saved Bush’s Brain [2]
  • Kamala Sarup - A Nation At War & Human Trafficking [3]
  • Green Left Weekly - Latin America In Revolt [4]
  • David Swanson - Al Gore Attacks "Right-Wing Religious Zealotry" [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00283.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00280.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00279.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00278.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00276.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Trade And Enterprise Tells NZ Business To Leave

    - It's an inevitable consequence of the Government's treacherous economic policies that a Trade and Enterprise official would tell Levin clothing company Swazi Apparel it should move its manufacturing overseas, the Greens say. See... Govt must 'fess up to sending Kiwi businesses over [1] MORE: National Party - Regional Development Or Regional Exodus? [2] ACT - Job Machine's advice to NZ business: Leave! [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00560.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00554.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00561.htm


    .. And Jim Is Not Impressed

    - Progressive MP Matt Robson says the Green Party needs to get out of the economic dark ages and stop using any excuse to try and undermine economic development. See... Greens need to get out of the dark ages [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00559.htm


    Smoking Law Changes Widely Supported

    - Associate Health Minister Damien O'Connor today welcomed the results of a new survey showing overwhelming public support for new smokefree laws. See... Smokefree support skyrockets [1] MORE:

  • Asthma Foundation - Big increase in support for smokefree bars
  • [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00553.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0504/S00098.htm


    Toxic Car Solution Continues To Elude Govt.

    - The Green Party is shocked that after a two-year pilot study the Government still has no plan to clean up vehicle emissions. See... Still no plan to clean up vehicle emissions: Green [1] MORE: NZ Govt - Dealing with the harmful effects of vehicles [2] MIA - Gov. admits emission testing won’t work. What now? [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00549.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00548.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0504/S00327.htm


    MORE PARLIAMENTARY HEADLINES:

  • Green Party - Greens welcome Auckland's legal No Junk Mail sign [1]
  • NZ Govt - Healthy workers makes good business sense [2]
  • NZ Govt - New Process For Import Health Standards Mooted [3]
  • NZ Govt - Appointment of Queen’s Counsel [4]
  • NZ Govt -Porirua Youth Transitions Service launched [5] & Positive futures for young New Zealanders [6]
  • NZ Govt - Submissions On Funding Biosecurity Published [7]
  • NZ Govt - Government continues support for Kiwi films [8]
  • Progressives - Anderton To Chair Christchurch Forum On Drugs [9]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00563.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00562.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00558.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00557.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00556.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00555.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00552.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00551.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00550.htm

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