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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Scoop Investigation: HIV/AIDS Poses Grave Threat To South Pacific
SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:
Scoop Column: Lyndon Hood Considers Falsehoods And Retractions… Outside The House
Labour And Greens Agree On Prisoners and Victims Bill
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Deep Throat Unmasked After Vanity Fair Names Watergate Source
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Oh, Wait - Actually That's Not True At All...
Jesus Talks To The US Congress, Or Does He?
Richard S. Ehrlich: Terror As A Tourist Commodity
MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Govt Reaffirms Commitment To Fighting HIV/AIDS
SAS To Be Redeployed To Afghanistan
OECD Team To Review NZ's Environmental Performance
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LEAD STORY:
Scoop Investigation: HIV/AIDS Poses Grave Threat To South Pacific

Scoop
Image: The Pacific's idyllic image is under threat from
HIV/AIDS.Reporter Marietta Gross and Scoop co-editor Selwyn Manning examine this most important issue and report that HIV/AIDS in the South Pacific is insidiously working its way into isolated communities with an infection rate that threatens cultural, economic, and community stability. Experts interviewed say HIV/AIDS, not global warming, is the number one problem threatening Tuvalu's survival. See... Time Runs Out On South Pacific HIV/AIDS Crisis [1] ALSO:

  • GOVT Responds To Scoop Investigation - NZ assisting Pacific HIV/AIDS fight [2]
  • United - Hubba Hubba Campaign more of what doesn't work [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00001.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00027.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00029.htm


    SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:

  • Questions for Oral Answer Wednesday June 1 [1]
  • Questions for Oral Answer 31 May 2005 [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00014.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00756.htm


    Scoop Column: Lyndon Hood Considers Falsehoods And Retractions… Outside The House

    -The recent experience of Dr Michael Cullen seems to have given his colleagues ideas. For years they have struggled with the burden of it being inadvisable - and in some cases expensive - to declare obvious and demonstrable falsehoods. Or at any rate, to do so outside the House of Parliament. See... Cullen Backdown Unleashes Storm of Retractions [1]

  • Govt. - Dr Cullen - Clarification Regarding TV3 [2]
  • Prime TV - Prime Rejects Dr Cullen's Claims [3]
  • Link - The Oldfriends Post That Caused The Blue [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00015.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00758.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0505/S00455.htm
    [4] - http://www.oldfriends.co.nz/MessageBoardViewThread.aspx?thread=757603&institution=389


    Labour And Greens Agree On Prisoners and Victims Bill

    - Leader of the House Michael Cullen said today that agreement in principle had been reached with the Green Party to support the passage this week under urgency of the Prisoners and Victims Bill. See... Prisoners and Victims Bill to be passed this week [1] ALSO:

  • United - Labour, Greens turn their back on victims

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00003.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Family, Household Growth to Exceed Population Growth [1]
  • Warships Showcase New Zealand To The World [2]
  • Monthly Rally- PHRC this Sat. [3]
  • New Corrections Laws Come Into Force Today [4]
  • Peter Jackson - Wildcard Judge At 48HOURS Live TV Final [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0506/S00006.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0506/S00005.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0506/S00004.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0506/S00003.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0506/S00003.htm


    Deep Throat Unmasked After Vanity Fair Names Watergate Source

    - Tuesday's revelation that W. Mark Felt, the former number two man at the FBI, was the anonymous source known as Deep Throat, who helped Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein unravel the Watergate scandal in the pages of the Washington Post 30 years ago should be seen as an important reminder that even the leader of the free world can be devious, corrupt and dishonest. See... Watergate Proves That Even Presidents Break Laws [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00014.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • U.S. Comments On China's Emergence as an Economic Superpower [1]
  • Council Condemns Sexual Abuses by Peacekeepers [2]
  • Security Council Extends Haiti Mission [3]
  • Burmese Former Political Prisoner Dies in Tel Aviv [4]
  • Annan Urges World Leaders: Break Nuclear Deadlock [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00022.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00020.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00017.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00011.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00001.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Oh, Wait - Actually That's Not True At All...

    - The recent experience of Dr Michael Cullen seems to have given his colleagues ideas. For years they have struggled with the burden of it being inadvisable - and in some cases expensive - to declare obvious and demonstrable falsehoods. Or at any rate, to do so outside the House of Parliament. See... Cullen Backdown Unleashes Storm of Retractions [1] MORE:

  • Russell Brown - Public Address 01/06/05 - D'oh! [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00015.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00013.htm


    Jesus Talks To The US Congress, Or Does He?

    - Author's note: I cannot attest to the absolute accuracy of the following transcripts, as the print was smudged with perspiration by the time I received them. It seems my confidential source, a congressional page, had to smuggle them out of the House Chamber in the bustier portion of his black vinyl cat suit. See... Holy Messiah Speaks To His Congressional Fan Club [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00012.htm


    Richard S. Ehrlich: Terror As A Tourist Commodity

    - BANGKOK, Thailand -- The Osama bin Laden cigarette lighter is adorned with his raised, chrome portrait, an embossed "9.11", sketches of the World Trade Center, an approaching airplane, and a big red splotch. See... Osama bin Laden & 9.11 Souvenirs In S.E. Asia [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00007.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Ivan Eland - Ivan Eland: Avoid Threatening China Over Currency [1]
  • John Gideon & Ellen Theisen - Is HAVA Being Abused? [2]
  • Narconews - The People Take La Paz [3]
  • Kamala Sarup - Protection Of Peace Through Education & Media [4]
  • Narconews - U.S. Govt. Support for the Venezuelan Opposition [5]
  • Marc Ash - Marc Ash: John Bolton Is Not a Moderate [6]
  • Dipta Shah - Dipta Shah: Policies for Nepali Decision-Makers [7]
  • David Swanson - Media Black Out Downing St Minutes [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00011.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00010.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00009.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00008.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00006.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00005.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00004.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00003.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Govt Reaffirms Commitment To Fighting HIV/AIDS

    - Aid Minister Marian Hobbs has today reaffirmed New Zealand’s commitment to fighting HIV/AIDS in the Pacific. "This is our neighborhood and New Zealand is working actively with our Pacific partners to address the challenges HIV/AIDS brings. We need to ensure that HIV/AIDS does not cast a shadow over the future of the Pacific region," Marian Hobbs said. See... NZ assisting Pacific HIV/AIDS fight [1] ALSO:

  • Campaign just more of what doesn't work [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00027.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00029.htm


    SAS To Be Redeployed To Afghanistan

    - New Zealand human rights record will be further tarnished by the new SAS commitment to Afghanistan to fight alongside US forces, says Green MP Keith Locke. Defence Minister Mark Burton has announced that the Americans' C17 Globemasters have already begun airlifting the SAS out of Auckland's Whenuapai airbase. See... SAS commitment to US Afghan war will tarnish NZ [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00020.htm


    OECD Team To Review NZ's Environmental Performance

    - A team from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) will be here this month to review New Zealand's environmental performance over the past 10 years, Minister for the Environment Marian Hobbs said today. See… OECD to review NZ's environmental performance [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00026.htm


    MORE PARLIAMENTARY HEADLINES:

  • Govt - Cullen - Speech to Bayleys Cocktail Function [1]
  • Govt - Audit on managing freshwater resources refreshing [2]
  • Govt - New set of national policies for conservation land [3]
  • Govt - $1.7mil boost to help people with disabilities [4]
  • Govt - Greens wrong about NZ's liability rules [5]
  • Govt - Labour supports law change [6]
  • Govt - Prisoners and Victims Bill to be passed this week [7]
  • Greens - Govt commits to ind't prison complaints authority [8]
  • Greens - Does Labour have any human rights bottom lines? [9]
  • Greens - Petone-Grenada road a promising proposal [10]
  • Greens - Kiwis want to stroke cats' & dogs' fur not wear it [11]
  • Greens - Government sees NZ's future as a GE food exporter [12]
  • Greens - Govt recycling shows it's in the Greens' shadow [13]
  • Nats - English: parents know best [14]
  • Nats - Patients culled without 'active monitoring' [15]
  • Nats - Free early childhood education to go with National [16]
  • Nats - Stop 'dicking around' over Transmission Gully [17]
  • Nats - Prisoners will still pocket the cash [18]
  • Nats - Leaky home service not fair [19]
  • ACT - Fix State Highway One now - ACT [20]
  • ACT - Hide Speech: A Free and Prosperous New Zealand [21]
  • United - Alexander: Jail for punishment, not profit [22]
  • United Peters’ anti-China tirade ‘ignorant’ [23]
  • United - Labour, Greens turn their back on victims [24]
  • United - Transit setting out to sabotage Transmission Gully [25]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00032.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00025.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00019.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00013.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00005.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00004.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00003.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00031.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00023.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00022.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00015.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00008.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00007.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00030.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00024.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00021.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00017.htm
    [18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00011.htm
    [19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00006.htm
    [20] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00018.htm
    [21] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00016.htm
    [22] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00028.htm
    [23] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00012.htm
    [24] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00010.htm
    [25] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00009.htm

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