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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Images: Pakistan President Officially Welcomed To New Zealand
A Week of It: Discusses Rural Concerns
NZ To Miss Its Kyoto Target By 36.2Mt CO2e
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
SCOOP REPORTS:
Argentina Urges UN To Assist in Falklands Sovereignty Over Britain
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
The Day The Downing Street Memos Went To The White House
Martin LeFevre Meditates On The Devil
It’s Not Only Foreigners Being Tortured By The US
John Gideon: Who Watches The Vote Counters?
Peter Cresswell In Defence Of Graham Kelly
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OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
POLITICAL NEWSLETTERS:
SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:
Latest Poll Shows Centre-Right Parties Have Numbers To Govern
New Zealand Targets Zimbabwe Injustices
Peters Applies Pressure On Labour
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LEAD STORY:
Images: Pakistan President Officially Welcomed To New Zealand

NZ
Defence Image (by AC Rachael Main): Pakistan's President
Pervez Musharraf In AucklandPakistan's President Pervez Musharraf was formally welcomed to New Zealand this morning at Government House, Auckland, by Governor General Dame Silvia Cartwright. Later he held a press conference before attending at state banquet addressed by PM Helen Clark. See her speech... State Dinner in Honour of Pakistan President - PM [1] . Also see... Scoop Images: Pres. Musharraf Welcomed In Auckland [2] & Ceremonial Welcome for the President of Pakistan [3] ALSO:

  • Scoop Raw Audio - Press Conference, NZ PM/Pakistan President, Auckland, New Zealand (17-06-05) (mp3). [4]
  • Scoop Images - NZ/Pakistan Press Conference, Auckland. [5]
  • Agenda - MFAT Cancels Musharraf Agenda Interview [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00408.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00232.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0506/S00195.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00247.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00248.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0506/S00191.htm


    A Week of It: Discusses Rural Concerns

    - This week the Maori Party proved its claim to be a centrist party when it lined up with the ACT and National parties in opposition to the Government's proposal to have a five-metre walking accessway along significant waterways. "We totally oppose the notion that the public should be allowed to wander onto a private property to get to the river. No-one that lives in an urban setting would allow that - why should we operate a different standard for our rural communities?" explained Maori Party Co-leader Tariana Turia in a press statement. See... A Week Of It: Tangled Ties, Humour And Pomposity [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00246.htm


    NZ To Miss Its Kyoto Target By 36.2Mt CO2e

    - The latest government forecast of net greenhouse gas emissions for 2008-12 shows New Zealand will miss its Kyoto target by 36.2Mt CO2e unless further action is taken. "Climate change poses a direct threat to New Zealand's environment, way of life and economy. Unless there is a concerted global effort to limit emissions and the extent of climate change, New Zealand, and its agricultural base, will be hit hard," says Convenor of the Ministerial Group on Climate Change Pete Hodgson. See... Climate change challenge increases for New Zealand [1] ALSO:

  • Russell Brown - Public Address 17/06/05 - Grrr ... [2]
  • Nats - Kyoto: National lodges privileges complaint [3]
  • Govt - Confused Smith gets it wrong again [4]
  • Govt - Climate change related droughts set to increase [5]
  • Nats - Hodgson must resign over billion-dollar cock-up [6]
  • Greens - Kyoto: trend is not destiny [7]
  • United - Cutting down trees and growing cows not smart! [8]
  • Federated Farmers - Is Kyoto Worth It? [9]
  • Business NZ - Kyoto – billion dollar mistake [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00344.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00244.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00401.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00406.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00345.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00357.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00365.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00360.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0506/S00269.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0506/S00258.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Legislation - Goff Terrorism Suppression Bill (3rd Reading) [1]
  • Ministry of Health warning on influenza outbreak [2]
  • 33% Profit Increase for Tainui Group Holdings [3]
  • David Robie To Launch New Book On Rainbow Warrior [4]
  • Image: Turoa Ski Area To Open Today [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00385.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0506/S00086.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0506/S00264.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00256.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0506/S00254.htm


    SCOOP REPORTS:

    Scoop Report: U.S Creationists Square Off Against Smithsonian Scientists [1] - In the United States a scientific dispute has broken out over a decision to screen a film considered by many to be Creationistic and not scientific. The National Museum for Natural History of the public Smithsonian Institute plans to screen the film “The Privileged Planet” on June 23rd. The film promotes the theory of “Intelligent Design”, which is a form of Creationism. See... Smithsonian Embroiled in God v Darwin Dispute [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00226.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00226.htm


    Argentina Urges UN To Assist in Falklands Sovereignty Over Britain

    - Argentine foreign minister Rafael Bielsa yesterday addressed the UN C24 Decolonization Committee after raising the Falklands sovereignty question twice last week, first at the OAS summit in Ft. Lauderdale and later in a June 10 “Assertion Day of Argentine ... See... Argentina Presses the Falklands/Malvinas Dispute [1] ALSO:

  • UN - Panel Asks Argentina, UK to Resume Falkland Talks [2]
  • UN - UN Welcomes Invalidation of Argentine Amnesty [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00278.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00270.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00265.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • U.S. Senate Asks: Did Bolton Spy On Bureaucratic Rivals [1]
  • Annan Calls for Freedom of Myanmar Activist [2]
  • Myanmar: Arrests of political activists increase [3]
  • Rights Obstacles Remain for Displaced Bosnians [4]
  • Iran: Jailed Dissidents Denied Medical Care [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00277.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00272.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00260.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00263.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00258.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    The Day The Downing Street Memos Went To The White House

    [1] - Earlier today Rep. John Conyers, 500,000 Americans & 122 Congressional Representatives sought Downing St Memo answers at the White House - they were met at a back entrance by an anonymous staff member. See… 500,000+ Americans, 122 Reps. Seek DSM Answers [2] MORE:

  • Greg Palast - Testimony On Downing Street Memos [3]
  • Democracy Now - A Smoking Bullet in a Smoking Gun [4]
  • A War Mother - Cindy Sheehan's Speech At The DSM Hearings [5]
  • Courtenay Barnett - The War And Occupation In Iraq Are Illegal [6]
  • For much much more see... Full Coverage: The Downing Street Memo - Part 2 [7] & Part 1 [8]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00250.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00250.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00239.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00249.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00280.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00242.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00228.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00127.htm


    Martin LeFevre Meditates On The Devil

    - “The greatest triumph of the devil in the modern age is convincing people he doesn’t exist.” I don’t remember the author of that memorable quote, but it encapsulates my problem with New Agers, sophisticated secularists, and run-of-the-mill rationalists. See... Martin LeFevre: The Devil is Man-made [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00243.htm


    It’s Not Only Foreigners Being Tortured By The US

    - (Chicago) – Human rights lawyer and Unitarian Universalist Service Committee’s Stop Torture Permanently Campaign Director Jennifer Harbury spoke about U.S. prisoners abroad and their experiences with abuse and torture. According to the UUSC web site, the organization initiated the STOP Campaign in 2004 “…in response to the human rights crisis created by the U.S. torture and abuse of detainees in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay.” See... Sonia Nettnin: Abuse of U.S. Prisoners Abroad [1] MORE:

  • Marjorie Cohn - Cohn: Bush Plays Politics with Guantanamo "Gulag" [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00241.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00238.htm


    John Gideon: Who Watches The Vote Counters?

    - Those who hold the sacred trust of overseeing the election procedures and voting systems in this country are an alphabet-soup of organizations. The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS); the National Association of State Elections Directors ... See... Corporate Control Of The Election Process [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00236.htm


    Peter Cresswell In Defence Of Graham Kelly

    - Well , Graham Kelly is clearly no diplomat. And we might remember that as Labour Housing spokesman our present High Commissioner to Canada called for all State houses to be lifted up and turned north to face the sun. See... Breakfast, Chickens and Graham Kelly, Diplomat [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00245.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Russell Brown - Public Address 17/06/05 - Grrr ... [1]
  • Narconews - Bolivia Calm, Northern Mexico Under Siege [2]
  • Kamala Sarup - Rape Increases, Where Is The Law? [3]
  • Madan P. Khanal - Nepal: Clarity, More Than Condemnation, Needed [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00244.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00235.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00237.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00234.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    POLITICAL NEWSLETTERS:

    Transtasman Political Letter – 16 June Digest [1] Molesworth & Featherston (Lobby Edition) – 16/6/05 [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00240.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00233.htm


    SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:

  • Urgency Motion - Tuesday 14th June [1]
  • Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 14 June 2005 [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00223.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00300.htm


    Latest Poll Shows Centre-Right Parties Have Numbers To Govern

    - TV3 News’ TNS Poll has shown that if an election was held today, based on the poll’s findings, Labour and centre-left parties would not have the numbers to govern alone. The Poll shows New Zealand First on 11 percent with 14 MPs in Parliament. That would place its leader Winston Peters in the box seat to influence policy from either inside or outside a coalition. Centre-right parties would also have the numbers to govern. TNS used to be called NFO/CM Research, and is still New Zealand’s leading consultative market research and intelligence company. See... 3 News TNS Poll - Opinion Poll Results [1] and TV3 TNS Poll June 2005 – Full Data (.pdf) [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0506/S00176.htm
    [2] - http://img.scoop.co.nz/media/pdfs/0506/3NewsTNSPollJune2005.pdf


    New Zealand Targets Zimbabwe Injustices

    - Foreign Minister Phil Goff has written to Zimbabwe's Parliamentary Speaker John Nkomo strongly protesting the inhumane prison conditions in which Opposition MP Roy Bennett is being held. Mr Bennett was jailed with hard labour last year for pushing a government minister during a heated debate on land reform in Parliament. At the time, Mr Goff said the way the matter was handled raised serious concerns that the Zimbabwe government was trying to stifle and intimidate opposition politicians. See... Goff condemns government actions in Zimbabwe [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00370.htm


    Peters Applies Pressure On Labour

    - New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has called on the Prime Minister to set aside her social engineering agenda and attend to the important and pressing issues confronting New Zealand. “The Government has shown no interest in the outcome of the Court of Appeal hearing of Anzco Food’s appeal over a High Court ruling that prevents export production and employment in Waitara. It obviously isn’t a priority for them,” Mr. Peters said. See... Peters Calls For Government Action [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00407.htm


    MORE POLITICS HEADLINES:

  • Govt -Greater protection for sensitive & heritage sites [1]
  • Govt - Beehive Bulletin [2]
  • ACT - PM kids herself over land grab [3]
  • ACT - Heather Roy's Diary 17 June 2005 [4]
  • ACT - Liberty Belle 17 June 2005 [5]
  • ACT - Employment law damage to film industry [6]
  • Nats - Plain English June 2005 [7]
  • Nats - Gerry In The House -17 June 2005 [8]
  • Nats - Complaint to Auditor-Gen on taxpayer-funded unions [9]
  • Nats - News Worthy, 17 June 2005 [10]
  • Nats - Benson-Pope’s Fisheries outburst laughable [11]
  • Nats - Culture of Extravagance Alive & Well [12]
  • Nats - Brash - Electricity Engineers Association Speech [13]
  • Nats - ACC must clarify role in abuse conference [14]
  • Nats - Brash Announces Lines Company Moves [15]
  • United - United Future Rural Affairs Policy [16]
  • United - A senior moment from Winston? [17]
  • United - Marc My Words 17 June 2005 - Does Prison Work? [18]
  • United - Great Barrier Marine Reserve Decision A Disgrace [19]
  • Progressives - robson-on-politics [20]
  • Progressives - Working for Families package working well in ChCh [21]
  • NZ First - Government Tells Rural Parents It Knows Best [22]
  • NZ First - Reform Needed To Address Race Relations Failures [23]
  • Maori Party - Government Slaps Iwi in the Face, Again [24]
  • Greens - Protect and encourage breastfeeding: Kedgley [25]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00378.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00387.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00405.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00399.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00396.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00386.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00398.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00403.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00392.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00391.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00390.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00389.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00383.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00382.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00381.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00404.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00402.htm
    [18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00400.htm
    [19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00380.htm
    [20] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00379.htm
    [21] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00393.htm
    [22] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00397.htm
    [23] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00395.htm
    [24] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00394.htm
    [25] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00384.htm

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