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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Not Much Room In Winston's Orewa Immigration Inn
NEWSFLASH: Schapelle Corby Sentenced To 20 Years Jail/
Goff Tells Security Council Current UN Peacekeeping Policy Not Working
Police 111 Failure Caused Deaths At Sea - Hide
PM Attends RNZAF Pilots' Graduation
NZ Olympic Committee On The Prowl For Torchbearers
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Scoop Report: U.S. Senate Blocks Bolton From UN Ambassadorship
FBI Admits Military Impersonated State Dept Officials During Guantánamo Interrogations
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Kevin List Takes A Trip To Happy Valley
Russell Brown & His Kids Are Feeling Crook
Sonia Nettnin Reviews A Rachel Corrie Doco
MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Donald Utilises PM As Postal Service For Amnesty Report
Govt Searches for Ways To Get Remaining Jobless Into Work
Robson Gets Down With The Youth Of The Nation
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LEAD STORY:
Not Much Room In Winston's Orewa Immigration Inn

Scoop Image: Winston Peters
delivers his immigration policy to Orewa Grey Power
members. [1] A long term population strategy [2] , a major fraud investigation unit and compulsory DNA testing are part of New Zealand First's new five-point immigration plan. Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters unveiled the policy at a meeting of Grey Power in Orewa this afternoon. He said the importance of a sound immigration policy had taken on a renewed urgency in the post September 11 environment. See... NZ First's Tough New Immigration Policy [3] see also... Securing Our Borders and Protecting Our Identity [4] MORE:

  • Scoop - Images: Winston Does Immigration At Orewa [5]
  • Green Party - Reject Peters' anti-migrant Gestapo - Greens [6]
  • NZ Govt - Peters wants to drag New Zealand backwards [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00341.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00701.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00701.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00702.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00341.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00714.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00708.htm


    NEWSFLASH: Schapelle Corby Sentenced To 20 Years Jail/

    - Australian beauty therapist Schapelle Corby has been found guilty of drug trafficking by a court in Bali Indonesia of trafficking 4 kilograms of marijuana to Indonesia. Schapelle Corby was visibly distressed throughout the reading of the verdict. When her family screamed out she urged them to settle down. See... NEWSFLASH: Schapelle Corby Found Guilty [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00342.htm


    Goff Tells Security Council Current UN Peacekeeping Policy Not Working

    - The United Nations urgently needs a new mechanism to assist countries emerging from violent conflict Foreign Minister Phil Goff told the United Nations Security Council today. “At present over fifty percent of conflicts revert to violence with five years of peace agreements but the UN is ill equipped to provide the necessary assistance once the ‘peacekeeping phase’ is over," Mr Goff said. See... Goff Urges UN To Create Peacebuilding Commission [1] ALSO:

  • Phil Goff Speech to UN Security Council [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00693.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00692.htm


    Police 111 Failure Caused Deaths At Sea - Hide

    - ACT leader Rodney Hide claims to have released recordings of a failed rescue attempt of a vessel in distress. He says the tragedy occurred because of a Police 111 communications centre failure. Hide states: "UPDATE: Remember the Iron Maiden? The police North Comms failed for nearly two hours to launch the helicopter with two men in the water. They died. I now have the audio recordings of the desperate attempts of the Rescue Co-ordination Centre New Zealand to get the police to get the helicopter launched," Rodney Hide wrote. See... 111 Crisis: Hide Acquires Rescue Centre Tapes [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00332.htm


    PM Attends RNZAF Pilots' Graduation

    -Prime Minister Helen Clark has today presented graduating pilots with their ‘Wings’ during a graduation parade at RNZAF Base Ohakea. The four graduating officers, including a Naval officer, have successfully completed fourteen months on the Royal New Zealand Air Force Wings Course. See... PM Helen Clark Presents Pilots with their Wings [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0505/S00284.htm


    NZ Olympic Committee On The Prowl For Torchbearers

    - Twenty tonnes of snow will be dumped in Auckland’s Viaduct Basin this Saturday (28 May) to mark the launch of a nationwide search to find five kiwi torchbearers to fly to Italy and take part in the Winter Olympic Torch Relay. The torch relay is being held in December and January as part of the build up to the Olympic Winter Games – Torino 2006. See... Search begins for five Kiwi torchbearers [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0505/S00242.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Shot Fired Through Home Of Carterton Policeman [1]
  • Sedition Case Depositions Set For June 15 [2]
  • Rabbit Disease (Calicivirus) To Be Released In Auckland [3]
  • Prime TV Moves Holmes Off 7pm Podium. [4]
  • Musicians Gear Up For District Contests [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0505/S00222.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0505/S00281.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0505/S00066.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0505/S00395.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0505/S00243.htm


    Scoop Report: U.S. Senate Blocks Bolton From UN Ambassadorship

    - Alastair Thompson reports that the US Senate vote for cloture on the John Bolton nomination to the United Nations Ambassadorship has failed to pass. 56 Senators voted for cloture and 42 against the motion. As a result the full vote on John Bolton's nomination will not be held. Mr Bolton's nomination is one of the most controversial issues that has come before the Senate this year. In practical terms this is likely to mean that it will be another eight or nine days before the Republican Party can attempt to push the nomination through again. See... Crucial Senate Vote On Bolton UN Nomination Fails [1] EARLIER:

  • Ray McGovern - Confirmation of Bolton Would Shatter Intel Morale [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00335.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00324.htm


    FBI Admits Military Impersonated State Dept Officials During Guantánamo Interrogations

    - NEW YORK -- Documents released by the FBI state that Defense Department personnel impersonated State Department officials in interrogations at Guantánamo Bay, the American Civil Liberties Union said today. "Defense Department interrogators, possibly on instructions from high-level officials, went to great lengths to avoid being held accountable for the use of unlawful interrogation methods," said Jameel Jaffer, a staff attorney with the ACLU. "Apparently Defense Department personnel were willing to use torture but they wanted others to be held responsible for it." See... DoD Personnel Impersonated State Dept. Officials [1] ALSO:

  • Gitmo Prisoners Told FBI of Qur'an Desecration '02 [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00422.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00423.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Schröder To Ask For Confidence Vote July 1 [1]
  • NATO: Security issues in focus at 46-nation forum [2]
  • Nth Korea: U.S. Solution Dismissed as Hypocritical [3]
  • South Korea Regulates Large Cash Transactions Reportage [4]
  • Saudi Arabia, the US, and Arabic Political Reform [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00416.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00420.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00419.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00417.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00415.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Kevin List Takes A Trip To Happy Valley

    - Due to it being a recess week at Parliament this week’s column is an Art ands gossip special. Last evening A Week of It visited Master Stonemason Carl Gifford and his amazing stone creations at 'Carlucci Land', where they put the happy in this slightly dank but beautiful part of Wellington – Happy Valley. See... A Week of It Art And Gossip Special [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00344.htm


    Russell Brown & His Kids Are Feeling Crook

    - Was it wise to continue the meningococcal B immunisation programme through the cold and flu season? Anecdotal evidence suggests that adverse responses to the vaccine have been both more significant and more widespread than the Ministry of Health has ... See... Public Address 27/05/05 – Sick Day, Pay Day [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00340.htm


    Sonia Nettnin Reviews A Rachel Corrie Doco

    - The late Rachel Corrie (1979 – 2003) was articulate, straightforward and resolute. Her castigation of Israel’s military occupation of the Palestinian people and the Israeli Government’s disregard for the safety of Israelis and Palestinians rang with clarity. Through peace activism she ascertained the facts on the ground. She called it as she saw it. See... Film Rev.: Rachel Corrie - An American Conscience [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00339.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Bob Fitrakis - Illegal Hocking County Board Of Elections Member? [1]
  • Molesworth and Featherston - (Lobby Edition) – 26/5/05 [2]
  • Genevieve Cora Fraser - It's Israel's Racist Apartheid Wall, Stupid [3]
  • Martin LeFevre - Meditations (Spirituality): The Retreat Industry [4]
  • William Rivers Pitt Exploit the Rift [5]
  • Peter Cresswell - Not PC: Shania, Michael Cullen and Bad Law [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00338.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00337.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00336.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00323.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00322.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00343.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Donald Utilises PM As Postal Service For Amnesty Report

    - Green Party Co-Leader Rod Donald has sent a copy of Amnesty International's just-released Annual Human Rights Report to Helen Clark so she can raise the latest abuses in China at her dinner with Wu Bangguo tonight. See... Don't Let Beijing Duck Human Rights At Dinner [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00698.htm


    Govt Searches for Ways To Get Remaining Jobless Into Work

    - Trials of a new work-focussed service for all beneficiaries will begin in 12 locations across the country next month as part of the government's reform of the welfare system, Social Development and Employment Minister Steve Maharey said. See... Reform: Work-focussed Service Sites Announced [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00689.htm


    Robson Gets Down With The Youth Of The Nation

    - Progressive MP Matt Robson highlighted policies designed to better secure the financial well-being and future happiness of young people at a Grey Power meeting in Manurewa today. See... Progressive MP emphasizes young at Grey Power Meet [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00686.htm


    MORE PARLIAMENTARY HEADLINES:

  • NZ Govt - Law Commissions recommendations [1]
  • NZ Govt - Jim Anderton Address To UN Forum On Forests [2]
  • NZ Govt - Beehive Bulletin Friday, 27 May 2005 [3]
  • NZ Govt - Byrne to be re-appointed to Takeovers panel [4]
  • NZ Govt - Another big tick for the Govt's policy approach [5]
  • NZ Govt - Goff Urges UN To Create Peacebuilding Commission [6]
  • NZ Govt - Phil Goff Speech to UN Security Council [7]
  • NZ Govt - Three day visit by Goff to Washington [8]
  • NZ Govt- Anderton's Statement To UN Forum On Forests [9]
  • National - National Education [10]
  • National - The Budget Fallout continues [11]
  • Green Party - Cypress mine shows shortsighted 'dig-it-up' attit [12]
  • Green Party - Antibiotics fed to animals undo positive campaign [13]
  • ACT- Deborah Coddington's Liberty Belle [14]
  • United Future NZ - A Cry for Justice [15]
  • Progressive Party - Matt Robson address to Grey Power, Manurewa [16]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00709.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00705.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00704.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00703.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00700.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00693.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00692.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00691.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00690.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00688.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00695.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00697.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00699.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00696.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00694.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00687.htm

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