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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: NZ Chile Singapore Brunei Strike Zero Tariff P4 Deal
Lyndon Hood's Alternative National Party Billboards
C4 Set To Rile Worlds Largest Religion
Tests Offer Positive Outlook For Breast Cancer Treatments
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
United Nations Calls For Global Action On HIV
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Kevin List's A Week Of It
Hon Simon Upton Writes About France's EU Referendum
America's Religious Right - Saints or Subversives (Part 5)
Sonia Nettnin Film Review: Waiting for Quds
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OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
POLITICAL COLUMNS:
ACT Gets In Behind Transmission Gully
New Zealand Government / Japan Joint Statement
Green Party Smells Another NZ GE Foreign Affairs Swifty
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LEAD STORY:
NZ Chile Singapore Brunei Strike Zero Tariff P4 Deal

[1] Tariffs will be eliminated and markets opened up for New Zealand exporters with a new Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement. Ministers from New Zealand, Chile, Singapore and Brunei, at a meeting with their APEC counterparts in Jeju, South Korea, have announced that negotiations have been completed for what was formerly called the Pacific-Three Closer Economic Partnership (P3 CEP). See... NZ Enters Tariff-Free Trans-Pacific Agreement [2] ALSO:

  • PM - PM welcomes FTA conclusion spanning four countries [3]
  • NZ Govt - Trans-Pacific Partnership Background [4]
  • P4 Economic Partnership Agreement - Key Outcomes [5] , Trade Key Facts [6] , Environment [7] , Labour [8]
  • P4 Joint Statement - Brunei, Chile, NZ, Singapore Conclude P4 Agreement [9]
  • REACTION:
  • CTU - Risks in Trans-Pacific Trade Deal [10]
  • Wgtn Chamber of Commerce - Chamber Welcomes P4 Conclusion [11]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00065.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00065.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00068.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00067.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00071.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00074.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00073.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00072.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00066.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0506/S00029.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0506/S00059.htm


    Lyndon Hood's Alternative National Party Billboards

    - What with the poorly-mocked up pre-publicity from Bhatnagar via Farrar , and jamming suggestions coming thick and/or fast , looks like it's open season on annoying, simplistic, disingenuous billboards. See... Does This Mean Everyone Gets To Fake Up A Nat. Ad? [1] ...Meanwhile... Maori Party Co Leader Pita Sharples told Scoop this afternoon that he was sick of Maori being used as a political football in election year. Mr Sharples was angry at the latest National Party billboard, which he considered ‘degrading’. See... Sharples Slams ‘Mischievous And Wrong’ Nat's Ad [2] MORE:

  • A Scooper Writes - Culture Jamming: Nat's New Billboards Amended [3] & Culture Jamming: More Amended National Billboards [4]
  • Scoop - National Beaches Billboard To Be Unveiled Tomorrow [5]
  • National - National Party Releases Eight Billboards [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00053.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00039.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00037.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00052.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00386.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00043.htm


    C4 Set To Rile Worlds Largest Religion

    - It was with disappointment that Catholic organisation Family Life International learnt this afternoon that C4 television plans to proceed with the broadcasting of the offensive Popetown cartoon. See... Response to the C4 Popetown press release [1] Earlier:

  • Family Life Int’l - Open Letter To C4 Regarding Screening Popetown [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0506/S00040.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0506/S00024.htm


    Tests Offer Positive Outlook For Breast Cancer Treatments

    - Local research shows breast cancer reoccurrence rates halved New Zealand women and local researchers contribute to landmark study. 31 New Zealand women and their oncologists have contributed to a significant step forward in the global fight against breast cancer. See... Research shows breast cancer reoccurrence halved [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0506/S00017.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • 8% Cars Fail Emissions Test [1]
  • Stagecoach and Workers Make Progress [2]
  • Texting Helps Maori Quit Smoking [3]
  • Global Peace And Justice Auckland Newsletter #94 [4]
  • Banana Conference Unpeels Itself Over The Weekend [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0506/S00028.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0506/S00048.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0506/S00016.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0506/S00027.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0506/S00029.htm


    United Nations Calls For Global Action On HIV

    - Despite years of significant progress, the global battle against the AIDS epidemic is still losing ground, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan told high-level officials meeting in New York to review progress made towards combating the deadly disease. See... Annan Calls for Action, Leadership against HIV [1] ALSO:

  • Multimedia: UN Webcast - UN webcast of HIV meeting [2]
  • Multimedia: UN Audio - UN Radio HIV report [3]
  • United Nations - UN Officials Say HIV/AIDS Can Be Controlled [4]
  • Scoop Investigation - HIV Crisis In The Pacific

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00057.htm
    [2] - http://webcast.un.org/ramgen/ga/59/ga050602am.rm
    [3] - http://radio.un.org/story.asp?NewsID=2245
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00061.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Fiji: Tight Security at Parliament [1]
  • UN Rights Panel Examines Some 1,000 Disappearances [2]
  • Rice Remarks With Iraqi Foreign Minister [3]
  • UN Human Rights Team Under Fire in NE DR of Congo [4]
  • Annan Condemns Killing of Lebanese Journalist [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00051.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00060.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00058.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00056.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00054.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Kevin List's A Week Of It

    - In This Edition: - John Key – From State House to Lucky, Lucky, Lucky Man - ‘Classically Liberal’ Media Dream Team Not To Be - TV3 Distance Themselves From News-Generating Perk-Busting Internet Political Diarist - What Do Georgina Te Heu Heu and Tau Henare Think Of the National Party’s Latest Campaign? See... A Week Of It: Key, K(iwi)s & Coddington [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00051.htm


    Hon Simon Upton Writes About France's EU Referendum

    - In this issue: The aftermath of the French referendum on the European Constitution ; and Stuart McMillan explores the NZ/Australia security relationship in an address to the NZ Institute of International Affairs. See... Upton-On-Line 2/6/05: French Referendum Aftermath [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00047.htm


    America's Religious Right - Saints or Subversives (Part 5)

    - Death by stoning for atheists, adulterers, and practicing male homosexuals. And, oh yes, death to witches, Satanists, and those who commit blasphemy. Does this sound like a radical Islamist nightmare, a replay of Afghanistan under the Taliban? See... Steve Weissman: The Ayatollah of Holy Rollers [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00043.htm


    Sonia Nettnin Film Review: Waiting for Quds

    - “Waiting for Quds” chronicles the inspiring lives of a Muslim Palestinian man and an Israeli woman who fell in love, married and managed the birth of their first child while the man was a political prisoner in administrative detention. See... Sonia Nettnin Film Review: Waiting for Quds [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00042.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Peter Cresswell - Dick Hubbard’s Meddling; Rodney on Property Rights [1]
  • Russell Brown - Public Address 03/06/05 - Very Much On [2]
  • Julie Webb-Pullman - Julie Webb-Pullman: Party Games For Terrorists [3]
  • Sanjay Upadhya - Sanjay Upadhya: Crystal-gazing Through The Crisis [4]
  • Norman Solomon - Norman Solomon: War Made Easy - Vietnam to Iraq [5]
  • Kamala Sarup - Living Standard Increases Are Technologies [6]
  • Narconews - In Defense Of Narco News Journalist Bill Conroy [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00049.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00048.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00046.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00045.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00044.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00041.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00040.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    POLITICAL COLUMNS:

  • Muriel Newman - Newman Online 3 June 2005 [1]
  • Marc Alexander - Marc My Words - A day of shame for Victims Rights [2]
  • Gerry Brownlee - Gerry In The House 3 June - Prisoners Benefit [3]
  • Deb Coddington - Liberty Belle - Good news travels fast [4]
  • Ninth Floor - Beehive Bulletin 3 June 2005 [5]
  • Heather Roy - Heather Roy's Diary [6]
  • Matt Robson - robson-on-politics Thurs 2 June [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00097.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00096.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00095.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00082.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00088.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00075.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00062.htm


    ACT Gets In Behind Transmission Gully

    - A final decision on the future of Transmission Gully must be made now, Wellington-based ACT MPs Heather Roy and Stephen Franks said today in announcing their party’s Wellington transport policy. The MPs released the policy in conjunction with a visit to the Paremata roundabout, the scene of frequent traffic delays for motorists leaving Wellington in peak hour and holiday weekends. See... ACT launches Transmission Gully policy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00092.htm


    New Zealand Government / Japan Joint Statement

    - Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi of Japan and Prime Minister Helen Clark of New Zealand met in Tokyo on 2 June, 2005 and discussed a wide range of issues. See... Japan - New Zealand joint press statement [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00091.htm


    Green Party Smells Another NZ GE Foreign Affairs Swifty

    - New Zealand is doing the dirty work for pro-GE countries outside the Cartagena Protocol on bio-safety by trying to unravel the deal from the inside, says Green Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons. See... Cartagena talks: NZ doing GE exporters' dirty work [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00069.htm


    MORE PARLIAMENTARY HEADLINES:

  • Progressives - Robson To Shed Light On Peters' Informants [1]
  • ACT - CYF social workers’ inexperienced [2]
  • ACT - Unfranked: Breeding quangos for slaughter [3]
  • National - Experts back National on Cullen's spending binge [4]
  • United - UF targets cars, houses and the great outdoors [5]
  • NZ Govt. - Cullen: Speech to Certus Financial Group [6]
  • NZ Govt. - Burton attends high-level defence conference [7]
  • NZ Govt. - NZ's revised offer in WTO services negotiations [8]
  • NZ Govt. - Performance-based Research Fund fine-tuned [9]
  • NZ Govt. - Health research top priority for NZ science [10]
  • NZ Govt. - Wally Stone reappointed as Chairman [11]
  • NZ Govt. - NZ First's xenophobia showing [12]
  • NZ Govt. - Goff Speech In Canada: Facing global challenges [13]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00084.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00094.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00086.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00079.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00077.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00093.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00085.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00083.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00080.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00076.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00090.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00089.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00070.htm

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