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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Cabinet Approves $20 million Loan To Meet Insolvent Wananga's Needs
But Winston , Weren’t You Warned This Would Happen?
Tainui Distributes Profit To Its People
Prime Minister's Address At State Lunch For Vietnamese PM
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Film Review: Memories Of Tomorrow To Feature At Asian Film Fest (Auckland)
Amnesty's Special Delegation Arrives In Algeria
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SCOOP COLUMNS:
"…The Intelligence And Facts Were Being Fixed Around The Policy."
Rosalea Barker Discovers The Future Of TV
Abu Faraj al-Libbi? Never Heard Of Him
Ramzy Baroud On The Besieged Palestinian President
From The Hebrew: The Theft Of Trees
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National Party Promises Another Week Of Doonegate - Releases Court File
Steriogram To Rock About The House –Tomorrow 1pm
Bill English - PM Is Confused About Election Date
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LEAD STORY:
Cabinet Approves $20 million Loan To Meet Insolvent Wananga's Needs

Te Wananga Branding ImageEducation Minister Trevor Mallard announced today that he had initiated two holding actions following advice that Te Wananga O Aotearoa is on the brink of insolvency, and will be unable to meet its financial commitments over the next fortnight, including wages to staff and payments to creditors. "Today Cabinet has approved a short term loan of $20 million to meet immediate cash flow requirements this month, including debt repayment and payroll. The loan has been initiated following an investigation by Crown Manager Brian Roche into the financial state of the wananga, which has revealed the situation to be worse than initially thought," Trevor Mallard said. See... Actions initiated for wananga [1] ALSO:

  • Nats - Wananga Mess Entirely Labour's Making [2]
  • ACT - Labour To Blame For Wananga's Financial Mess [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00186.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00203.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00197.htm


    But Winston , Weren’t You Warned This Would Happen?

    - Rt Hon Winston Peters says New Zealanders will be alarmed to learn that a New Zealand lawyer has just set off a train of refugee appeals similar to the Ahmed Zaoui case. See... Al-Khashali Case A Sick And Expensive Joke [1] See also... SCOOP FULL COVERAGE: Undesirable Iraqi Migrants [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00204.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00114.htm


    Tainui Distributes Profit To Its People

    - Te Kaumaarua, the executive of Te Kauhanganui (the Waikato-Tainui tribal parliament) has approved nearly $2 million in grants to Waikato-Tainui members and marae. Chairman, Kingi Porima, said today the grants totalled $1.85 million. That included increased education grants and a new marae fund. The money came from the profits of the tribe’s commercial arm Tainui Group Holdings (TGH). A second round of grants was expected later in the year. See... Increased Waikato-Tainui Profits Passed to People [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0505/S00122.htm


    Prime Minister's Address At State Lunch For Vietnamese PM

    - The visit to New Zealand by Prime Minister Phan Van Khai of Viet Nam is very welcome. Today, Viet Nam is a country united; it is a country experiencing fast economic growth, and it is a country making an impact in our region and in the world. New Zealand's growing relationship with Vietnam reflects this dynamic.See... PM Address: Lunch for Phan Van Khai, Viet Nam PM [1] ALSO:

  • Govt - Development assistance to Viet Nam to increase [2]
  • Govt - Joint Declaration of Cooperation - NZ and Viet Nam [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00199.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00193.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00205.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • New MFAT Deputy Secretary appointed [1]
  • Decision to Extend Meningococcal B Campaign [2]
  • Younger Babies Can Now Get MeNZB Vaccine [3]
  • Bank staff start rolling strikes - Where next? [4]
  • Napier-Gisborne Line Bridge Collapse Blamed on Neglect [5]
  • NZ’s biggest book sale reaches 25 year milestone [6]
  • Nurses Launch Pay Parity Campaign [7]
  • Scoop Poll Watch: Herald On Sunday Digipoll 8/5/05 [8]
  • Monthly Economic Indicators – April 2005 [9]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00194.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0505/S00031.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0505/S00059.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0505/S00144.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0505/S00085.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0505/S00062.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0505/S00057.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00115.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0505/S00140.htm


    Film Review: Memories Of Tomorrow To Feature At Asian Film Fest (Auckland)

    – Selwyn Manning writes that Amit Tripuraneni’s debut movie Memories Of Tomorrow creates a surrealistic theme by drawing the viewer into a tight world of strong central characters who each live cocooned within layers of secrets entwined, inter-related somehow by the assassination of a prominent political figure abroad. See... Scoop Review: Memories Of Tomorrow, Darkness Lurks [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00097.htm


    Amnesty's Special Delegation Arrives In Algeria

    - A delegation from Amnesty International will be visiting Algeria from 6 May to 28 May. Two members of the delegation will arrive on 6 May and, during the first two weeks of the mission, plan to conduct meetings with non-governmental organizations, human rights activists, lawyers and families of victims, and to conduct research on Amnesty International's concerns in Algeria including violence against women. See... Amnesty International Mission to Algeria Begins [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00127.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Israel Shoots Boy For Refusing To Inform [1]
  • UN Says Number of Refugees Fleeing Togo Down [2]
  • Annan Congratulates UK's Blair on Elections [3]
  • Palestine: UN Immunises 1.2 Million Children [4]
  • German National Named UN Deputy Envoy for Iraq [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00145.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00141.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00140.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00136.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00131.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    "…The Intelligence And Facts Were Being Fixed Around The Policy."

    - The document almost reads like satire. "Bush wanted to remove Saddam," reads the leaked secret British intelligence memo [1] dated 23 July 2002, "through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy." You don't say. See... William Rivers Pitt: Criminals Belong in Prison [2] MORE:

  • Guest Opinion - Articles Of Impeachment For President G.W. Bush [3]
  • Harvey Wasserman - Four Bloody Lies Of War, Havana To Baghdad [4]
  • EARLIER:
  • Greg Palast - Impeachment Time - Facts Were Fixed [5]
  • Ray McGovern - Ray McGovern: Proof Bush Fixed The Facts [6]
  • Rep. John Conyers - Creating Reasons to Go to War [7]

  • [1] - http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-1593607,00.html
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00099.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00100.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00108.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00089.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00065.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00047.htm


    Rosalea Barker Discovers The Future Of TV

    - I have seen the future of television, and it is PSP. I'm not talking about just the technical feasibility of broadcasting to, and receiving input from, a handheld device like Sony's Play Station Portable, but about programme content itself. See... Stateside with Rosalea: PSPTV [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00110.htm


    Abu Faraj al-Libbi? Never Heard Of Him

    - Even as Tim Russert solemnly announced on Meet the Press Sunday that the "Number three man" in the entire Al-Qaeda network was now under lock and key, the world edition of The Sunday Times quoted European intelligence as saying that Abu Faraj al-Libbi was not only NOT number three, he is not even a blip on the terrorist radar screen. See... Sheila Samples: We Are Very Good Drivers... [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00112.htm


    Ramzy Baroud On The Besieged Palestinian President

    - To the uncritical eye, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas looks like an ordinary statesman residing over an equally ordinary political reality. Nothing could be further from the truth. See... Ramzy Baroud: Abbas’ Terrible Dilemma [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00104.htm


    From The Hebrew: The Theft Of Trees

    - Over 100,000 trees have been removed. Some of these have turned up mysteriously in Israel, being sold for up to 25,000 shekels (A$7,500). For the Palestinians the trees have an enormous economic significance. An olive tree is not just a tree but often their major source of income. It is also has a cultural and spiritual meaning to the Palestinians, being also the family's wealth, often inherited from previous generations and destined to be for their offsprings. See... Sol Salbe: How To Turn The World Upside Down [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00098.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Russell Brown - Public Address 09/05/05 - It's A Gas [1]
  • Uri Avnery - "Aren't You Ashamed?" [2]
  • Green Left Weekly - US Rolls Out Red Carpet For Darfur’s Executioner [3]
  • John Roughan - Guale Politicians Blew It! [4]
  • Bill Berkowitz - The Minutemen And The Media [5]
  • Bill Berkowitz - Deathbed Dollars [6]
  • narconews.com - US Soldiers Selling Arms to Colombian Paramilitary [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00111.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00107.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00106.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00105.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00103.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00102.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00101.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    National Party Promises Another Week Of Doonegate

    - Helen Clark must give a full and truthful account of her actions in relation to the defamatory Sunday Star Times story on former Police Commissioner Peter Doone, says National Party Leader Don Brash. See... Helen Clark Must Explain Role In Doonegate [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00202.htm


    Steriogram To Rock About The House –Tomorrow 1pm

    - To celebrate NZ Music Month, the Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Judith Tizard, is hosting a free half-hour concert by Kiwi band Steriogram. See... Steriogram Concert On Parliamentary Forecourt [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00201.htm


    Bill English - PM Is Confused About Election Date

    - Winston Peters' rise in the polls is adding to the instability the Maori Party has caused for Labour. Labour's support is beginning to erode as the scandals pile up and more incompetence is exposed. See... Helen Can't Decide an Election Date [1] MORE COLUMNS: ACT - ACT's The Letter - 9 May 2005 [2] Labour Party - Beehive Bulletin – 7 May 2005 [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00196.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00195.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00184.htm


    MORE PARLIAMENT HEADLINES:

  • NZ First - Prisoners’ Claims Bill An Insult To Victims [1]
  • National - More photo ops - but surviving vets missing out [2]
  • National - Report indictment of Mallard's leadership [3]
  • Labour - Marginal strips next to waterways [4]
  • United Future - Shock tactics for prison escapees [5]
  • ACT - NZQA's apology hollow, says Franks [6]
  • ACT - Franks Speech: Vigilantes for rural crime? [7]
  • Greens - Overseas investors robbing Kiwis [8]
  • Greens - Govt can't avoid funding pay parity for nurses [9]
  • NZ Govt - New ACC Treatment Injury law fairer and simpler [10]
  • NZ Govt. - Budget 2005: $2m for Hauraki Is conservation work [11]
  • NZ Govt. - Prime Minister's Address at VE Day Commemoration [12]
  • NZ Govt. - PM congratulates Tony Blair [13]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00188.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00200.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00190.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00189.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00183.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00182.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00181.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00192.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00179.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00198.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00178.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00176.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00175.htm

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