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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Nat's New Billboards – 2nd Edition
Massive Wind Farm Proposed For Makara Hills
SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE
Immunisation Advisory Centre Response To Meningococcal Gold Rush
Government Deploys 50 SAS Personnel To Afghanistan
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
European Union Heads Rocked By Netherlands No Vote
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
How The Help America Vote Act Isn't
Mark Drolette Assesses PNAC's Star Wars Ambitions
Greg Palast On The Watergate Revelations
MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:
Motornet: Diesel Peugeots Delight
What Your Broker Doesn't Know Or Won't Tell You!

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Prisoner's Compensation Legislation Passes After Turbulent Debate
ACT Digs Inside Michael Cullen's Budget 2005
PM Gives Horse To Japanese Shinto Temple
Greens Shocked At Cops Marketing For Maccers
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LEAD STORY:
Nat's New Billboards – 2nd Edition

A Scoop reader writes... [1] "I think the Nats have done graffiti artists a great service with their cutting edge series of billboards. This is my take on the 'real' messages underneath all the c**p." See... Culture Jamming: Nat's New Billboards Amended [2] . MORE:

  • Scoop - National Beaches Billboard To Be Unveiled Tomorrow [3]
  • National - National Party Releases Eight Billboards [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00043.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00037.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00386.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00043.htm


    Massive Wind Farm Proposed For Makara Hills

    - Meridian Energy announced today it is seeking resource consent to develop a wind farm west of Wellington. The proposed wind farm, called Project West Wind, has the potential to be the best performing wind farm in the world. It is expected to generate enough electricity to power up to 110,000 average homes, equivalent to every home in Wellington City, Lower Hutt and Porirua. See... Wellington Wind Farm On Meridian's Generation List [1]

  • MORE:
  • Wellington Chamber - Meridian’s Wind Farm Welcomed [2]
  • Wind Energy Assoc. - Windpreferred form of electricity [3]
  • Greenpeace - Greenpeace welcomes plan for biggest wind farm [4]
  • United Future - Copeland backs Meridian wind farm [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0506/S00046.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0506/S00045.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0506/S00042.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0506/S00047.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00061.htm


    SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE

    - Today the house - sitting under urgency - passed Prisoner's Compensation legislation through all stages and then adjourned at around 4pm.

  • Questions for Oral Answer - Thursday, 2 June 2005* [1] *note: these questions were not asked due to urgency
  • Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 1 June 2005 [2]
  • Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 31 May 2005 [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00047.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00033.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00775.htm


    Immunisation Advisory Centre Response To Meningococcal Gold Rush

    - Re: The May 2005 Meningococcal Gold Rush, second edition [1] , press release by Barbara Sumner-Burstyn and Ron Law. This 61-page edition introduces no new meaningful data to the information on MeNZB™ that has not already been considered and responded to. See... IMAC Response To Gold Rush 2nd Ed. [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00352.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0506/S00015.htm


    Government Deploys 50 SAS Personnel To Afghanistan

    - Prime Minister Helen Clark and Defence Minister Mark Burton today announced the re-deployment of around 50 New Zealand Special Air Service (NZSAS) personnel to Afghanistan for up to 180 days from June this year. See... New Zealand contributions to Afghanistan [1] ALSO:

  • Peace Action Wellington - SAS to Afghanistan shameful [2]
  • United Nations - Afghanistan: UN “Outraged” by Attack on Mosque [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00041.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0506/S00016.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00033.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • New Discovery of Illegal Bt10 in Corn Shipments. [1]
  • Foreign Affair's Stance Provokes Laughter [2]
  • Painted Apple Moth find a new arrival [3]
  • Otago Blizzard likely [4]
  • NZ Faces Shortage Of Rural Vets [5]
  • NIWA: National Climate Summary [6]
  • Te Papa’s Exhibition Opens In Houston Texas [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0506/S00010.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0506/S00009.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0506/S00008.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0506/S00006.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0506/S00003.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0506/S00002.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0506/S00016.htm


    European Union Heads Rocked By Netherlands No Vote

    - European Commission president José Manuel Barroso: "The people of the Netherlands, like the voters of France, have chosen to say no to the ratification of the Constitutional Treaty. This is a choice that we respect. The result of the democratic ballot taken in the Netherlands comes at the end of a rich and intense debate and deserves a profound analysis, to which we must now dedicate the necessary time." See... Netherlands Say No To EU Constitution [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00045.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • UN's Stephanides fired for Oil-For-Food Misconduct [1]
  • UN Envoy on Arbitrary Executions to Visit Nigeria [2]
  • Palestine: Tour of Silwan - 96 Homes Scheduled for Demolition [3]
  • New Bougainville President by Tomorrow: Pihei [4]
  • Syria: Leading Islamic cleric "tortured to death" [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00036.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00034.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00032.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00030.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00029.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    How The Help America Vote Act Isn't

    - In spite of the federal government's repeated failures to meet statutory deadlines imposed by the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA), the U.S. Department of Justice has declared that the States must meet their HAVA deadlines, even without the HAVA-mandated ... See... Ellen Theisen: Is HAVA Being Abused? (Part II) [1] and Is HAVA Being Abused? [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00032.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00010.htm


    Mark Drolette Assesses PNAC's Star Wars Ambitions

    - As any politically-minded American should know, it's never a bad idea to regularly revisit the document that enumerates the core principles by which the American government operates. See... Mark Drolette: Spaced Cowboy's Space Cowboys [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00030.htm


    Greg Palast On The Watergate Revelations

    - I've been gagging all morning on the Washington Post's self-congratulatory preening about its glory days of the Watergate investigation. See... Greg Palast: Washington Post Still Sucks [1] MORE:

  • Mary Pitt - Mary Pitt: A Watergate Perspective [2]
  • Jason Leopold - Watergate Proves That Even Presidents Break Laws [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00028.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00027.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00014.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Russell Brown - Public Address 02/06/05 - Perverse [1]
  • Alun Fosta - Hewers Of Wood And Drawers Of Water [2]
  • Green Left Weekly - Sarah Stephen: Mandatory Detention Must Go! [3]
  • Marjorie Cohn- Enforcing US Human Rights Laws [4]
  • William Rivers Pitt - Breaking - Water Remains Wet [5]
  • Bernard Weiner - GOP Swept from Power in 2006 [6]
  • Toni Solo - CAFTA - Adios Made-in-the-USA ? [7]
  • Madan P. Khanal - Dangerous Delegation Of American Diplomacy [8]
  • W. David Jenkins - UQ Wire: Forget 9/11 - Just For a Minute [9]
  • Narconews - A Suspenseful Wednesday in Bolivia [10]
  • Evelyn Pringle - Vaccines Did & Do Cause Autism [11]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00029.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00035.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00019.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00024.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00023.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00022.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00021.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00026.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00025.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00034.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00031.htm


    Motornet: Diesel Peugeots Delight

    - There are plenty of reasons why punters are attracted to French vehicles, and in particular, the offerings of Peugeot. Flair, original design, plush interiors and an almost guaranteed comfortable ride are some. Now there’s a couple more. See... MOTORNET: Diesel Delights - Peugeot 407 & 307 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00020.htm


    What Your Broker Doesn't Know Or Won't Tell You!

    - Right from the beginning, this book started changing my perception and beliefs on share trading. I found myself starting to get enthusiastic about the prospect of share trading. What brought this change was the author’s refreshingly simple philosophy and methodologies, giving me “hope” that maybe share trading isn’t out of the realms of the everyday person. See... Book Review: Exploding The Myths [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00018.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Prisoner's Compensation Legislation Passes After Turbulent Debate

    - While the Labour Government is arguing under urgency in Parliament that compensation should be payable to prisoners who allege ill treatment, its lawyers are arguing the opposite in a courtroom just across the road, says National’s Justice spokesman. See... Labour’s curious stand on prisoner compo [1] MORE:

  • United Future - Alexander slates Labour-Greens [2]
  • NZ Govt. - Independent prison complaints body to be set up [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00049.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00060.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00040.htm


    ACT Digs Inside Michael Cullen's Budget 2005

    - Newly dumped Treasury budget papers confirm health spending is unsustainable and out of control, ACT Health Spokesman Heather Roy said today. See... Budget papers reveal massive incompetence [1] and Hide - Speech to Cambridge Rotary [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00057.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00059.htm


    PM Gives Horse To Japanese Shinto Temple

    - Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today in Tokyo that New Zealand is gifting a replacement horse to Toshogu Shrine, one of the most important shrines in Japan. The replacement horse, named Kotuku – meaning rare and sacred visitor – will be shipped to Japan later this year. See... NZ gift to Shinto shrine in Tokyo [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00052.htm


    Greens Shocked At Cops Marketing For Maccers

    - The Greens are calling for the Government to develop guidelines for corporate sponsorship of government departments, after revelations that the Police are handing out McDonald's vouchers to school kids. See... Cops handing out fast food vouchers tasteless [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00050.htm


    MORE PARLIAMENTARY HEADLINES:

  • National - Plain English: Column By Bill English [1]
  • Progressive - New Zealand business in good position [2]
  • Greens - Correspondence School Board and CEO must go [3]
  • Greens - Govt says illegal GE corn isn't here [4]
  • Greens - Senator puts trees ahead of Greens' conference [5]
  • NZ Govt. - Maharey - Taking up the challenges [6]
  • NZ Govt. - TV industry looks to future on 45th anniversary [7]
  • NZ First - Education For New Zealanders – First! [8]
  • NZ Govt. - New Zealand produce promoted across Canada [9]
  • NZ Govt. - Debate needed on Fiji bill [10]
  • United Future - Adams congratulates Transit [11]
  • United Future - Greens’ road plan threatens Belmont Regional Park [12]
  • United Future - Baldock: Tree planting a ‘no regrets’ Kyoto move [13]
  • United Future - United business policy: RMA biennial review [14]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00037.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00044.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00058.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00042.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00036.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00056.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00055.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00053.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00046.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00045.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00038.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00051.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00035.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00034.htm

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