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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Feilding Double-Murder Accused Named
Graham Kelly's Attempt At Humour Transcribed
Abortion Rate Drops - Statistics NZ
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Scoop Report: Schroeder Under Pressure After Backing Stem Cell Research
Amnesty Int. Calls For End To Palestine's Executions
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
No Right Turn Has Some Guidance For Helen Clark
Hon Simon Upton's Monthly Newsletter
Daniel Estulin Takes A Look Inside Bilderberg 2005
MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:
Bernard Weiner Assesses The Impact Of The Downing St. Memo

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Antarctic Environment Treaty Advanced By New Zealand
Maharey Re-commits To Ending Child Poverty
What Price Survival? Connell Says Kyoto Protocol Costs NZers $600mil
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LEAD STORY:
Feilding Double-Murder Accused Named

Police
File ImageAn 52-year-old Feilding man appeared in court this morning charged with murdering pensioners Ted Ferguson and Margaret Waldin. The accused had name suppression until 1pm today. He is David Konia, unemployed of Feilding. See... Feilding Double-Murder Accused Named [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00196.htm


Graham Kelly's Attempt At Humour Transcribed

- Former Labour MP Graham Kelly, now New Zealand's High Commissioner to Canada, caused something of a stir with his attempts at humour whilst giving evidence at a Canadian Senate committee studying fisheries. Mr Kelly has unreservedly apologised for his comments. See... Mr Kelly’s Canadian Senate Gaff – Full Transcript [1] ALSO:

  • Maori Party - Labour Should Sack Rather Than Back Envoy [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00197.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00322.htm


    Abortion Rate Drops - Statistics NZ

    - The general abortion rate (abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years) dropped from 21.0 in 2003 to 20.5 per 1,000 in 2004, Statistics New Zealand reported today. The number of abortions performed in New Zealand has dropped for the first time since 1998. A total of 18,210 induced abortions were performed in New Zealand in the December 2004 year, 300 (1.6 percent) fewer than in 2003 (18,510). This drop follows increases of 6.5 percent in 2003 and 5.9 percent in 2002. See... Abortion Statistics: 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0506/S00149.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Takeover Notice From NZ Restaurant Holdings Limite [1]
  • Experts To Look At Leaky Building Crisis [2]
  • Vivisection Conf. Forced To Find Another Venue [3]
  • Brian Tamaki to be Ordained as Bishop on Saturday [4]
  • Kiwi Wins BBC Cardiff Singer Competition [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0506/S00220.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0506/S00036.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0506/S00037.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0506/S00148.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0506/S00123.htm


    Scoop Report: Schroeder Under Pressure After Backing Stem Cell Research

    - German Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has been criticised due to his plan to loosen embryonic stem cell research laws. Schroeder said at the celebration of his honorary doctor of the University of Göttingen, Germany mustn’t “permanently avoid the tendency for a liberalisation of the research with embryonic stem cells.” See... German Chancellor Wants More Stem Cell Research [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00234.htm


    Amnesty Int. Calls For End To Palestine's Executions

    - Palestinian Authority: Amnesty International calls for halt to death penalty as four executed in Gaza. As the Palestinian Authority (PA) carried out its first executions since August 2002, Amnesty International today condemned the use of the death penalty by the PA, saying that it will in no way solve the problem of increasing crime and lawlessness in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and represents a step backwards for human rights in the Palestinian territories. See... Palestine Executes 4 - Amnesty Calls For End [1] ALSO:

  • Yasser Abu Moailek's Letter From Gaza [2]
  • Mass Media Can Enhance Mid-East Peace Process - UN [3]
  • Update From Palestine [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00217.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00229.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00228.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00219.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • UN Peacekeeper Killed In DR Of Congo [1]
  • East & Central Euro Called To Support UN Reform [2]
  • Attorney At UN Rwanda War Crimes Tribunal Resigns [3]
  • UN - Torture And Abuses Persist In Mongolia [4]
  • Burundi: 8000 asylum seekers facing expulsion [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00227.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00225.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00223.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00222.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00216.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    No Right Turn Has Some Guidance For Helen Clark

    - I'm writing to you in your functions as Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs repsectively, about the upcoming visit of President Pervez Musharaf of Pakistan. See... No Right Turn: Some Guidance Re. Specific Abuses [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00209.htm


    Hon Simon Upton's Monthly Newsletter

    - In This Edition: 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 Diaspora Edition - 2nd June 2005 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00207.htm


    Daniel Estulin Takes A Look Inside Bilderberg 2005

    - May 24, 2005—The annual secret meeting of the Bilderberg group determines many of the headlines and news developments you will read about in the coming months. But the Establishment media completely black it out. With the exception of half-a-dozen high-ranking members of the press who are sworn to secrecy, few have ever heard of the exclusive and secretive group called The Bilderbergers. See... The World In The Palm Of Their Hands (Part 1) [1] , (Part 2) [2] & Bilderberg 2005: List Of Participants [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00203.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00204.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00205.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Sanjay Upadhya - Don’t Ignore Real Sovereignty Issue [1]
  • Russell Brown - Public Address 15/06/05 - Hot! [2]
  • Dahr Jamail - Dahr Jamail: State Sponsored Civil War [3]
  • Martin LeFevre - Meditations Awakening to the Sacred [4]
  • William Fisher Bloody Sunday And Beyond [5]
  • Between The Lines - Bolivia's Poor Indigenous Population Rises Up [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00208.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00206.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00202.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00200.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00199.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00198.htm


    Bernard Weiner Assesses The Impact Of The Downing St. Memo

    - Not just because many of my relatives got wiped out in the Holocaust, or because my wife is Bavarian, but, like so many others around the world, I am ineluctably drawn to the Hitler period in Germany. How could this have happened -- 6 million Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals and others herded into camps and slaughtered? More than 50 million killed on all sides in World War II? It's too much for the mind to comprehend. See... Building A New "Movement": The Downing Street Memo [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00201.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Antarctic Environment Treaty Advanced By New Zealand

    - New Zealand has played a key role in negotiating an international treaty protecting the Antarctic environment, Foreign Minister Phil Goff has announced. “The treaty requires anyone who causes an environmental accident in Antarctica to take action to clean up the pollution and prevent further environmental damage. If a polluter does not take clean up action, then compensation can be claimed," Mr Goff said. See... NZ Leads Agreement To Protect Antarctica [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00305.htm


    Maharey Re-commits To Ending Child Poverty

    - Steve Maharey today re-affirmed the government's commitment to eliminating child poverty in New Zealand, saying the Working for Families package would lift thousands more children out of poverty by the time it was fully implemented in 2007. See... Govt re-affirms commitment to end child poverty [1] ALSO:

  • ACT - Child poverty linked to welfare dependency [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00319.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00298.htm


    What Price Survival? Connell Says Kyoto Protocol Costs NZers $600mil

    - "A monumental miscalculation by Pete Hodgson may leave New Zealand with a $600 million liability before the ink on the Kyoto Protocol is even dry, " says National Party Forestry spokesman Brian Connell. "The stupidity of the Government's ratification of Kyoto ahead of due diligence is coming home to bite us all." See... Hodgson's blunder may cost Kiwis $600 million [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00311.htm


    MORE POLITICS HEADLINES:

  • Govt - Hon Jim Sutton - Tariff Bill second reading [1]
  • Govt - New Conservation Park in the Eyre Mountains [2]
  • Govt - Law changes to improve transport safety and access [3]
  • Govt - Schools ops grant has increased substantially [4]
  • Govt - Poets and scientists team up for Smash Palace [5]
  • Govt - Maori Party barking up the wrong tree [6]
  • Nats - PSA fails its members in blind political spin [7]
  • Nats - More payback for Labour's union mates [8]
  • Nats - Jim Sutton lost on land access [9]
  • Nats - PSA members must question misuse of fees [10]
  • Nats - Mallard hopes to fix NCEA with band-aid [11]
  • Greens - School support staff review long overdue [12]
  • Greens - Public access step one: enforce the law! [13]
  • Greens - Kelly should front up to ethnic communities [14]
  • United - Smith: Support parents, don't make them crims [15]
  • United - Middle New Zealand’s kiwi lifestyle under attack [16]
  • United - Adams: Govt must defuse leaky homes timebomb [17]
  • ACT - Stephen Franks - Fighting back is all that's left [18]
  • ACT - Kenneth Wang - Turning the tables on the crooks [19]
  • ACT - ACT will deliver justice to victims [20]
  • ACT - ACT MP accepts crime petition [21]
  • Progressives - Robson On Politics [22]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00325.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00324.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00323.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00316.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00310.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00303.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00328.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00327.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00309.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00308.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00301.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00326.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00317.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00304.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00321.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00320.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00318.htm
    [18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00315.htm
    [19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00314.htm
    [20] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00313.htm
    [21] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00312.htm
    [22] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00306.htm

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