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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Cullen Apologises To TV3 Over False Pretence Allegation
SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:
Meningococcal Gold Rush - 2nd Ed.
Police Consider Whether Double-Homicide Was Related To Pokey Win
New Approach Needed For Education Saving
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
First Round Of Lebanon's Elections See Hariri's Son Take Lead
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Stateside America Remembers The Fallen
Dave McArthur's Bonus Joules – The Importance Of Words
Diebold Vote Scanners - Designed To Fool?
Martin LeFevre: A Great Valley Under Attack
Dahr Jamail Reports On The Deteriorating Situation In Iraq
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OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Peters Alleges Three More Iraqi Officials In NZ
PM Speech NZ Embassy Beijing
45,000+ People Not On Electoral Roll
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LEAD STORY:
Cullen Apologises To TV3 Over False Pretence Allegation

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Image: Finance Minister Dr Michael Cullen pictured
delivering this year's Budget.Finance Minister Michael Cullen has been forced to apologise to TV3 after accusing it of false pretences over the alleged Benson-Pope bullying issue, only to later make a correction saying ummm errr it was actually Prime TV. The Statement has had Prime TV and Holmes denying any wrong-doing… REACTION:

  • Govt. - Dr Cullen - Clarification Regarding TV3 [1]
  • Prime TV - Prime Rejects Dr Cullen's Claims [2]
  • Link - The Oldfriends Post That Caused The Blue [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00758.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0505/S00455.htm
    [3] - http://www.oldfriends.co.nz/MessageBoardViewThread.aspx?thread=757603&institution=389


    SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:

  • Questions for Oral Answer 31 May 2005 [1]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00756.htm


    Meningococcal Gold Rush - 2nd Ed.

    Following publication on Scoop.co.nz of Barbara Sumner Burstyn and Ron Law’s report, Investigation: The Meningococcal Gold Rush [1] - 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 [2] For more background see… SCOOP FEATURES [3] RELATED:

  • Russell Brown - Public Address 27/05/05 – Sick Day, Pay Day [4] & Public Address 30/05/05 - Treading Carefully [5]
  • Consent Hawkes Bay - Parents Urged To Report Reactions [6] & Open Letter From Consent Hawkes Bay [7]
  • Otago DHB - Otago Meningococcal B campaign goes live today [8]
  • Southland DHB - Southland Children Get Meningococcal B Vaccine [9]

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


    Police Consider Whether Double-Homicide Was Related To Pokey Win

    - The identities of the two elderly victims of the weekend's homicide in Feilding have been confirmed by Police. They are: Edward (Ted) Henry James Ferguson, 73 and Margaret Teresa Waldin, 76. Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Sheridan said the public response has so far been almost overwhelming with the number of people coming forward with information. See... Victims of Feilding homicide named [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0505/S00311.htm


    New Approach Needed For Education Saving

    - There was a time when students young and old basked in the benefits of a free education. In those days, 'free' meant free and for university students, extras like payments for getting a Bursary meant a night on the town, or a game of poker with the flatmates. See... Many Issues Surround Saving For Education [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0505/S00450.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Teens More Worried About Pregnancy Than STIs [1]
  • Good Returns Weekly Home Loan Report [2]
  • Pessimism Still Dominates [3]
  • New Zealanders Failing to Get Melanoma Message [4]
  • Images: Lions Get Steamed Up In Rotorua [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0505/S00222.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0505/S00443.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0505/S00437.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0505/S00223.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0505/S00268.htm


    First Round Of Lebanon's Elections See Hariri's Son Take Lead

    - Scoop Link: Al Jazeera reports official results show Saad al-Hariri's bloc grabbing all 19 seats of the capital Beirut in the 128-member Lebanese assembly in Sunday's vote. Many observers expect the four-stage polls to sweep the anti-Syrian opposition to power, even though the main alliance has splintered. The elections will be held on three consecutive Sundays to fill all 128 seats in the legislature. See... Lebanon: Murdered Hariri's Son Wins Decisive Lead [1] ALSO:

  • UN - Annan: Aid for Next Rounds of Lebanese Elections [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00481.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00478.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Scoop Link: France Votes No To EU Constitution [1]
  • Afghanistan: Women still under attack [2]
  • Nuclear Ambitions Trump Disarmament At UN Meeting [3]
  • TV INTL English: Iraq, Woman on death row in Iran [4]
  • Papua New Guinea: The Clock is Ticking [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00464.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00480.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00477.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00474.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00472.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Stateside America Remembers The Fallen

    - The last Monday in May is a federal holiday called Memorial Day. Its observance began not long after the Civil War to honour those who had died in battle. Today, it honours all the dead in all the wars that the US has ever been involved in. See… Stateside with Rosalea: Memorial Day 2005 [1] MORE:

  • Bev Conover - Memorial Day Should Be Renamed Mourning Day [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00384.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00373.htm


    Dave McArthur's Bonus Joules – The Importance Of Words

    - Nightmare No 1: The sky is crashing on you. The earth is breaking open. Your house is chasing you down the street. Nightmare No 1: You are trapped in a metal coffin with windows hurling through a foreign land. A massive truck looms at you…. These are more than the stuff of mere bedtime nightmares this week in NZ. This was Reality News last week. See... Bonus Joules: EECA In A Vacuum [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00382.htm


    Diebold Vote Scanners - Designed To Fool?

    - Tallahassee, FL: "Are we having fun yet?" This is the message that appeared in the window of a county optical scan machine, startling Leon County Information Systems Officer Thomas James. Visibly shaken, he immediately turned the machine off. See... Diebold Optical Scan Voting System Hacked (3 Ways) [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00381.htm


    Martin LeFevre: A Great Valley Under Attack

    - To the pride and shame of Californians, “The Great Central Valley” is often described as the “most productive agricultural region in the world.” The pride is obvious, but the shame has to do with the fact that the Valley is being “developed” at an astonishing rate. The land is vanishing as quickly as the rainforests of South America. See... Martin LeFevre: Dig Your Own Well Daily [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00379.htm


    Dahr Jamail Reports On The Deteriorating Situation In Iraq

    - The mayhem continues in Iraq, with today at least 40 people dead, including five US soldiers in Diyala province as the meltdown of the failed US-led occupation continues. See... Dahr Jamail: Things Are Getting Worse By The Day [1] and Dahr Jamail's Iraq Dispatches: Sketchy Details [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00376.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00375.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Scoop Link - Guardian(UK) - When The Wells Run Dry [1]
  • Public Address - 31/05/05 - Good Times And Violence [2]
  • Kamala Sarup - Poverty Eradication Through Media Is Possible? [3]
  • Jean-Pierre Desmoulins - They Just Said, "NO!!" [4]
  • Narconews - More Marches In Bolivia, Protests Widen [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00383.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00380.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00378.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00377.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00374.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Peters Alleges Three More Iraqi Officials In NZ

    - Three more Iraqi officials from Saddam Hussein’s regime were named in Parliament by Rt Hon Winston Peters today, highlighting again the incompetence of the Immigration Minister and his failing Immigration Service. See... NZ First Still Has To Do Minister’s Job [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00765.htm


    PM Speech NZ Embassy Beijing

    - It is a pleasure to be in Beijing and to be able to meet many people who have received or are supportive of New Zealand education. See… PM: Alumni Lunch New Zealand Embassy, Beijing [1] ALSO:

  • Govt - Minister to visit South Korea and China [2]
  • NZ First - China FTA Will Help "Asianise" NZ- Peters [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00769.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00763.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00759.htm


    45,000+ People Not On Electoral Roll

    - Tens of thousands of New Zealanders have had their details removed from the electoral rolls for this year's General Election ? and their vote won't count unless they re-enrol. 45,542 people who have previously been enrolled have had their names removed from the electoral rolls in the wake of the Electoral Enrolment Centre's Enrolment Update Campaign. See... Electoral Enrolment Centre [1] ALSO:

  • Click here to check to see if you are enrolled to vote! [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0505/S00315.htm
    [2] - http://www.elections.org.nz/


    MORE PARLIAMENTARY HEADLINES:

  • Govt - National would stop Working for Families [1]
  • Govt - Radiotherapy times drop for cancer patients [2]
  • Govt - New product to help business save on energy costs [3]
  • Govt - Creative NZ Arts Board & Council Appointments [4]
  • Govt - Cullen:Speech to Assoc of Superannuation Funds NZ [5]
  • Govt - Preventing elder abuse and neglect [6]
  • Greens - Greens - Victory on independent inspectorate [7]
  • Greens - Feeding of macrolides to poultry endangers health [8]
  • Greens - Section 59 protects abusers not children - Greens [9]
  • Greens - Government sees NZ's future as a GE food exporter [10]
  • NZ First - Medical Staff Retention Not Minister's Problem [11]
  • NZ First - NZ First Continues Fight For Apple Access [12]
  • ACT - ACT tackles rural crime [13]
  • Nats - Multimillion-$ programme to have little effect [14]
  • Nats - Business identifies wasted opportunity [15]
  • Nats - National will provide flexibility for schools [16]
  • United - United Future claims victory on ‘no compensation’ [17]
  • United - Parent survey backs character education policy [18]
  • Progressives - Key moves from user pays to employer pays ed [19]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00771.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00770.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00768.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00754.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00757.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00750.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00772.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00766.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00764.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00762.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00767.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00760.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00761.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00755.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00752.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00751.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00753.htm
    [18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00748.htm
    [19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00749.htm

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