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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Meningococcal Gold Rush - 2nd Ed.
Scoop Column: Peters Challenges Kiwis To Consider A Darker Side Of God’s Own Country
Scoop Link: Zaoui Friends Targeted In SIS Operation
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
French Voters Say NON! To EU Constitution
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Rosalea Barker Want's YOU To Go To Wairoa
An Interview With The New US Anti-War Poster Child
The World Bank, International Aid and The Ghettoization of Palestine
It's Not Just A Book That Has Been Desecrated
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OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
National Announces Party List
United Future Policy For Election 2005
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LEAD STORY:
Meningococcal Gold Rush - 2nd Ed.

[1] Following publication on Scoop.co.nz of Barbara Sumner Burstyn and Ron Law’s report, Investigation: The Meningococcal Gold Rush [2] - a report into the flawed science and bad policy of the MeNZB™ vaccine - the Ministry of Health declined to respond publicly. Instead the Ministry response was a private 14-page document sent to a number of medical practitioners and public health professionals. Today Barbara Sumner Burstyn and Ron Law respond in detail to the Ministry's critique of their research. See.. The Meningococcal Gold Rush - Second Edition [3] For more background see… SCOOP FEATURES [4] RELATED:

  • Russell Brown - Public Address 27/05/05 – Sick Day, Pay Day [5] & Public Address 30/05/05 - Treading Carefully [6]
  • Consent Hawkes Bay - Parents Urged To Report Reactions [7] & Open Letter From Consent Hawkes Bay [8]
  • Otago DHB - Otago Meningococcal B campaign goes live today [9]
  • Southland DHB - Southland Children Get Meningococcal B Vaccine [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00352.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0502/S00064.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00352.htm
    [4] - #features
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00340.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00368.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0505/S00213.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0505/S00212.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0505/S00211.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0505/S00207.htm


    Scoop Column: Peters Challenges Kiwis To Consider A Darker Side Of God’s Own Country

    - During the 1981 Springbok tour it was observed that New Zealand had a scab, and once picked it lifted, releasing the pus of racism to flow. The metaphor was again put to test at New Zealand First’s immigration policy launch at Orewa on Friday. The scene there was best described by another more famous cliché: fear and loathing… in Orewa. Scoop's Selwyn Manning writes that it was the emergence of the dark side of New Zealand politics. See... State Of It: Fear And Loathing… In Orewa NZ [1] MORE:

  • Guest Opinion - Guest Opinion: The Winston Peters Show - Jack Yan [2]
  • NZ First - NZ First's immigration policy release [3]
  • NZ First - Securing Our Borders and Protecting Our Identity [4]
  • Scoop Audio Stream - Full Speech (low sound quality)
  • Scoop - Images: Peters Launches Immigration Policy [5]
  • Scoop - Images: Winston Does Immigration At Orewa [6]
  • Green Party - Reject Peters' anti-migrant Gestapo - Greens [7]
  • NZ Govt - Peters wants to drag New Zealand backwards [8]
  • Ethnic Council Comments On NZ First Policy [9]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00349.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00360.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/S00348.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00341.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00714.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00708.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0505/S00296.htm


    Scoop Link: Zaoui Friends Targeted In SIS Operation

    - Scoop Link: New Zealand Security Intelligence Officers (SIS) have conducted an operation gathering information on Ahmed Zaoui from acquaintances and friends in the greater Auckland region - the Sunday Star Times has reported. The Star Times' Donna Chisholm reported: "Men identifying themselves as SIS agents have arrived unannounced at the homes of Algerian refugees in Auckland and quizzed them about Ahmed Zaoui. See... Scoop Link: SIS Agents Investigates Zaoui Friends [1] ALSO:

  • Greens - SIS intimidates refugees to get dirt on Zaoui [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00350.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00723.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Saltmarsh Mosquito Larvae Found In Whangaparoa [1]
  • Govt Backs Law Commission's Life Insurance Report [2]
  • Telecom Low Cost International Calling Available Anytime [3]
  • Principals: CYF Performance Not Good Enough [4]
  • Bright Lights Up Broadway [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0505/S00216.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00732.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0505/S00422.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0505/S00128.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0505/S00256.htm


    French Voters Say NON! To EU Constitution

    - Deutsche Welle Reports after a large voter turnout, France has overwhelmingly said "non" to the proposed EU constitution. Projections released immediately after polls closed show between 54.5 and 55.6 percent voted against the document. See... Scoop Link: France Votes No To EU Constitution [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00464.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Set of 64 Mortal Remains Repatriated to Kosovo [1]
  • Update From Palestine: Public Hanging Against the Wall [2]
  • Australia: New laws will lead to exploitation [3]
  • Annan Witnesses 'Heart-Wrenching' Dafur [4]
  • Nuclear Conference: ‘Very Little’ Accomplished [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00452.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00462.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00459.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00458.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00455.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Rosalea Barker Want's YOU To Go To Wairoa

    - Circus Barker for a day, I'm here to tell you not to miss the Inaugural Maori Film Festival in Wairoa on Queen's Birthday Weekend. Given that I never could figure out why Northland didn't have a thriving spaghetti Western film industry up there among the sand dunes, it's no surprise that I'm thrilled to see that at least one other region of the country is defining itself around the film industry. See... Stateside With Rosalea: Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00369.htm


    An Interview With The New US Anti-War Poster Child

    - Thom Hartmann here with you on AM 620 KPOJ in Portland and we're also going to record this and play it on our national program. Thanks so much, Mr. Galloway for being with us today. See... Thom Hartmann: IV with British MP George Galloway [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00367.htm


    The World Bank, International Aid and The Ghettoization of Palestine

    While George Bush had his first White House meeting with Mahmoud Abbas - a summit giving Bush a platform for his phony $200 million “aid” package - devastating new realities are being constructed in Palestine. The Apartheid Wall and accompanying infrastructure of Jewish-only bypass roads, military zones and settlements, are rapidly moving towards the permanent ghettoization of the Palestinian people. See… Jamal Juma: "Developing" Israeli Apartheid [1] MORE VIEWS FROM THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES:

  • Uri Avnery - Uri Avnery: Buying Off The Settlers [2]
  • Eldad Kisch - Notes From The Peace Camp [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00362.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00363.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00357.htm


    It's Not Just A Book That Has Been Desecrated

    - The reported desecration of the Quran by US guards at the infamous Guantanamo prison, as originally reported by Newsweek on May 9, 2005, was not - as it should’ve been - an opportunity for a thorough examination of US army practices, and thus human rights abuses, toward Muslim inmates in the numerous detention camps erected throughout the world. See... Muslim Lives are Desecrated, Not Just Their Book [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00354.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • William Fisher - Progressive Islam - Not An Oxymoron [1]
  • Ghali Hassan - Media Disinformation and the Iraqi Resistance [2]
  • William Fisher - Why Rumsfeld Should Go [3]
  • Narconews - Narconews: Zetas Burn Media's Script in Drugs War [4]
  • John Roughan - John Roughan: Getting Rid Of Poverty! [5]
  • Kamala Sarup - War Is Hateful But Is Peace Possible? [6]
  • Norma Sherry - Norma Sherry: Is This All There Is? [7]
  • Evelyn Pringle - TeenScreen - Who Pays For Treatment & Drugs? [8]
  • Narconews - After a Truce, More Mobilizations en Bolivia [9]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00366.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00353.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00359.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00365.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00364.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00361.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00358.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00356.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00355.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    National Announces Party List

    - National Party President Judy Kirk today announced the National Party’s list ranking for the upcoming General Election. She says National’s 2005 list will bring many new faces to Parliament after the upcoming election. See... National announces 2005 list ranking [1] ALSO:

  • Brash - Brash: National in very good heart [2]
  • Nat President - Many new MPs likely from National’s list [3]
  • Nat President - National’s list “a slice of middle New Zealand” [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00718.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00721.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00719.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00720.htm


    United Future Policy For Election 2005

    - United Future will: * Make the first $3000 of earned income tax-free, as part of the Working For Families package. * Increase the other tax thresholds by $5000 to offset the increase in inflation (i.e. the 33% rate will apply to income over $43,000 rather than $38,000, and the 39% rate will apply to income over $65,000 rather than $60,000). See... United Future Policy For Election 2005 [1] ALSO: Dunne at the centre of things [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00731.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00730.htm

    MORE PARLIAMENTARY HEADLINES:

  • Govt - PM:Address to Business Lunch , Beijing [1]
  • Govt - English tries to divert attention from Nats cuts [2]
  • Govt - National signals savage spending cuts [3]
  • Govt - New Building Practitioners Board announced [4]
  • Govt- West Coast broadband to extend further [5]
  • Govt - 'Open house' for city landmarks [6]
  • Govt - Response to Life Insurance report [7]
  • Govt - Development of an Aquaculture Sector Supported [8]
  • Govt - Minister disappointed by NPT conference [9]
  • Govt - Pacific nations seek closer economic partnership [10]
  • United - Dunne urges greater ANZAC defence co-operation [11]
  • Nats - Inaccurate report on National spending [12]
  • Nats - Life of Brian - 30 May 2005 [13]
  • Nats - PHO study shows no improvement in health [14]
  • Nats - Public confidence in NCEA reaches all-time low [15]
  • Nats - Mallard makes another mess [16]
  • ACT - Labour out of touch over health [17]
  • ACT - Memo to Cullen: Tax Cuts drop prices [18]
  • ACT - ACT's The Letter 30 May 2005 [19]
  • ACT - Latest research backs ACT's education policy [20]
  • Progressive Party - Franklin campaigns for Progressive in Otaki [21]
  • Greens - Greens call on MPs to join the anti-whaling cause [22]
  • Greens - Environmental experts to discuss rivers at AGM [23]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00744.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00746.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00743.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00742.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00735.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00733.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00732.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00729.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00726.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00717.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00737.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00745.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00747.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00741.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00740.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00722.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00739.htm
    [18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00738.htm
    [19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00736.htm
    [20] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00728.htm
    [21] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00727.htm
    [22] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00725.htm
    [23] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00724.htm

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