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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Congratulations Flow For Campbell On His US Open Win
Scoop Report: Telecom Network Outage Causes Chaos
Scoop Report: Centre-Right Lobby Has $2mil For Anti-Labour Campaign
Prince William's Visit - More Than Just Rugby
NZ Government Outraged At Japan's Advance-Whaling Stance
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
UN Experts Concerned At Canada's Human Rights Breaches
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SCOOP COLUMNS:
Rosalea Barker: Father's Day In A Nation At War
The Downing Street Memo: The Queen and the Soldier
Toni Solo: From Klaus Barbie To Posada Carriles
Bill Berkowitz: The March Of The Horowistas
Richard S. Ehrlich On The Birthday Of Aung San Suu Kyi
MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Scoop Poll Watch: National Overtakes Labour In Latest Poll
RMA Bill Amendments Draw Bouquets And Brickbats
New Zealand Government Moves On Te Wananga o Aotearoa
ASEAN Sec-General On NZ Visit
NZ To Miss Its Kyoto Target By 36.2Mt CO2e
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LEAD STORY:
Congratulations Flow For Campbell On His US Open Win

Michael Campbell
winning the U.S. Open.Prime Minister Helen Clark today congratulated Michael Campbell on his stunning win in the United States Golf Open, the first golfing major win by a New Zealander since Sir Bob Charles’ British Open win in 1963. The start of Cabinet was deferred while Ministers watched the final holes. Michael Campbell wrote: "What a week! At last - a Major in the bag! It's been a long time in the making, but I've finally achieved a goal I set myself many years ago. It's such a fantastic feeling to make a breakthrough in the US - and at the US Open, no less! Kind regards, Michael Campbell." See... Campbell, a NZ sporting great [1] ALSO:

  • Govt - Congratulations to Michael Campbell [2]
  • Govt - Kia Kaha Tatou [3]
  • Nats - Campbell now a Kiwi sporting legend [4]
  • Maori Party - Maori Magic Wins Again [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00422.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00423.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00425.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00426.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00435.htm


    Scoop Report: Telecom Network Outage Causes Chaos

    - A Telecom line-fault is suspected as the cause of communications failures throughout the Telecom network today, causing concerns for some Police operations and even Fairfax's Suburban Newspaper chain. See… Telecom Outage Unplugs Fairfax's Sub News [1] ALSO:

  • Telecom - Significant Outage On Telecom Network [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00273.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0506/S00292.htm


    Scoop Report: Centre-Right Lobby Has $2mil For Anti-Labour Campaign

    - Kevin List reports that a forestry lobby group is planning a $2 million dollar election year advertising campaign attacking the Government’s handling of forestry in regard to the Kyoto protocol. The budget for the anti-Government campaign is nearly twice that spent by the largest opposition party last election. In 2002 the National Party’s (privately-funded) election expense returns showed they had spent around one million dollars on their failed election campaign. See... Kyoto Lobby To Attack Govt. With $2 Mn Campaign [1] ALSO:

  • Price Waterhouse - Concerns About Business Impact of Kyoto Estimates [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00269.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0506/S00286.htm


    Prince William's Visit - More Than Just Rugby

    - Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced the programme for next month's visit to New Zealand by Prince William. Helen Clark said Prince William is taking the opportunity to visit a wide variety of places and people during his first trip to New Zealand from 30th June to 10th July. "As well as supporting the British and Irish Lions rugby tour, Prince William will also undertake official engagements while he is in New Zealand," Helen Clark said. See... Prince William's visit to New Zealand [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00439.htm


    NZ Government Outraged At Japan's Advance-Whaling Stance

    - Japan's plans to expand its scientific whaling programme are utterly devoid of any scientific credibility, Conservation Minister Chris Carter said from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Korea today. "I deplore Japan's stand on this issue," Mr Carter told a press conference at the IWC attended by ministers from Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, and New Zealand. See... Carter slams Japan's scientific whaling at IWC [1] ALSO:

  • Greenpeace - World's First Virtual March for Whales unveiled [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00427.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00288.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Pay Victory for Bus Drivers [1]
  • TelstraClear dispute flares [2]
  • Developing Nations Slam NZ for GM stance [3]
  • Tribute to Sonja Davies by Carol Beaumont [4]
  • New Book: Two Titans: Muldoon and Lange [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0506/S00216.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0506/S00213.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0506/S00209.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0506/S00203.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0506/S00160.htm


    UN Experts Concerned At Canada's Human Rights Breaches

    - While generally praising the rule of law in Canada, a team of United Nations human rights experts voiced “great concern” at the fact that there are now more persons deprived of their liberty awaiting trial or sentencing, at any one time, than there are persons actually serving a sentence in detention, following national sentencing reform. See... Increase in Unsentenced Detainees in Canada [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00297.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • USA: Amnesty Reacts To U.S. Plans To Expand Guantánamo Camp [1]
  • Watchdog Urges Speedy Iranian Nuclear Cooperation [2]
  • Israeli-Palestinian Talks Continue Hopeful Trend [3]
  • Botswana: Academic Deported 'for Links With Rights Group' [4]
  • Yasser Abu Moailek's Letter From Palestine [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00287.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00298.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00296.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00293.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00285.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Rosalea Barker: Father's Day In A Nation At War

    - Today, the United States celebrates Fathers Day. Some young men will never become fathers. Here is the story of one of them, in his own words, annotated by his father. I am grateful to Richard Linn for sharing this with me, and hope I have treated it with due respect. It explains so much about the complexities of this world we're living in that I urge you to read it all. See... Stateside With Rosalea: No Child Left Behind [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00268.htm


    The Downing Street Memo: The Queen and the Soldier

    - To paraphrase the inimitable Suzy V: America has swallowed a secret burning thread, it cuts us inside and often we've bled. With the release of a defense memo from March of 2002 as part of the "Downing Street Memos," it is clear that the desire to remove Saddam's despotism was used as the lever to pursue an ill-conceived, ill-advised and ill-considered strategy of "regime change" that was destined to place in charge a government that was led either by a "Sunni strong man" or a representative government loaded with "Western stooges." See... Stirling Newberry: The Queen and the Soldier [1] MORE:

  • Norman Solomon - The Killing Street Memo [2]
  • For much much more see... 500,000+ Americans, 122 Reps. Seek DSM Answers [3] , Full Coverage: The Downing Street Memo - Part 2 [4] & Part 1 [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00266.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00258.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00250.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00228.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00127.htm


    Toni Solo: From Klaus Barbie To Posada Carriles

    - The political and economic problems afflicting the United States and its allies generate effects progressively more corrosive and self-destructive. From the bogus "war on terror" to fraudulent declarations on debt relief, they seem to flounder from one transparently desperate manouevre to the next. For the moment, poisoned by successive colonial interventions, their governments expect people to believe the absurd myth that they are defending "democracy" or the "homeland". See... Toni Solo: US Co-Dependency On Terror [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00262.htm


    Bill Berkowitz: The March Of The Horowistas

    - Before 9/11, David Horowitz attacked political correctness on college campuses across the country. These days, under the rubric of academic freedom, bands of Horowistas are waging a vigorous ground war against liberal academics. See... Bill Berkowitz: Campus Crusader [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00257.htm


    Richard S. Ehrlich On The Birthday Of Aung San Suu Kyi

    - BANGKOK, Thailand -- The world's most famous political prisoner, Burma's Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, will not be celebrating a happy birthday on Sunday (June 19) when she turns 60, because she is locked under house arrest. See... Richard Ehrlich: Aung San Suu Kyi's 60th Birthday [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00255.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Mark Drolette - Mark Drolette: Dems forget first rule of C.Y.A. [1]
  • Scoop Link - Salon: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. - Deadly Immunity [2]
  • Ramzy Baroud - Ramzy Baroud: Shared Destiny, Shared Defiance [3]
  • Kamala Sarup - Kamala Sarup: Women Hate War [4]
  • Genevieve Cora Fraser - Poem: Death by Israeli Checkpoint [5]
  • Evelyn Pringle - E. Pringle: TeenScreen Sets Up Shop In Illinois [6]
  • Evelyn Pringle - Medicare Prescription Drug Bill - Countdown To '06 [7]
  • Yasser Abu Moailek - Yasser Abu Moailek: Anarchy looms in Gaza again [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00267.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00254.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00256.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00265.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00264.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00263.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00261.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00259.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Scoop Poll Watch: National Overtakes Labour In Latest Poll

    - The latest TV1 Colmar Brunton poll has shown a clear trend where National has closed the gap over Labour's poll lead and overtaken the incumbent Labour Party by 2 points. Party Vote: National up six to 43% Labour down 3 to 41% NZ First down 1 to 7% Greens down 1 to 3% Maori Party steady 2% ACT steady 2% United Future steady 1% See... Scoop Poll Watch: TV1 Colmar Brunton June 19, 2005 [1] ALSO:

  • Scoop - Poll Watch: Fairfax NZ/ACNielsen 18 June 2005 [2]
  • Russell Brown - Public Address 20/06/05 - Mondays [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00253.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00271.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00270.htm


    RMA Bill Amendments Draw Bouquets And Brickbats

    - Associate Environment Minister David Benson-Pope says he is pleased changes recommended by a select committee to legislation aimed at improving the Resource Management Act have not changed its intent. See... Government welcomes RMA Bill changes [1] MORE:

  • National - Massive Labour U-turns on RMA [2]
  • United Future - Baldock pleased with RMA amendments [3]
  • Greens - RMA Bill blunted, still bad news for environment [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00444.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00448.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00434.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00436.htm


    New Zealand Government Moves On Te Wananga o Aotearoa

    - Education Minister Trevor Mallard announced today that he has taken further steps towards appointment of a commissioner to Te Wananga o Aotearoa. See... Preliminary decision on Wananga commission taken [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00441.htm


    ASEAN Sec-General On NZ Visit

    - Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today that the Secretary-General of the Association of South East Asian Nations, Mr Ong Keng-Yong, will visit New Zealand on 20-21 June. See… New Zealand marks 30 years of relations with ASEAN [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00416.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 POLITICS HEADLINES:

  • NZ Govt. - History of state housing celebrated [1]
  • NZ Govt. - Government committed to future of state housing [2]
  • NZ Govt. - Government promoting representative juries [3]
  • PM - PM Address: Memorial Service for Sonja Davies [4]
  • Govt - Fieldays showcases New Zealand innovation [5]
  • Nats - Campbell now a Kiwi sporting legend [6]
  • Govt - Record New Zealand presence at BIO 2005 [7]
  • Nats - Ryall: 180,000 calls to police abandoned [8]
  • Nats - Benefit fraud must be repaid by community service [9]
  • Progressives - Parliament must respond on purchasing age [10]
  • Progressives - $2m to support growth in the technology industry [11]
  • Progressives - Key and fiscal reality drift further apart [12]
  • Greens - Govt should heed Zimbabwean plea to cancel tour [13]
  • Greens - Greens launch Kaikoura save-the-whales petition [14]
  • Greens - Many better ways to wrap your baby's bottom: Ward [15]
  • United - ORNZ blasts ‘arrogant’ Conservation Minister [16]
  • ACT - Rongonui outrage enough reason to end parole [17]
  • ACT - The Letter [18]
  • ACT - ACT launches its Billboards [19]
  • ACT - Majority of NZers support lifting of nuclear ban [20]
  • ACT - Newman Online Weekly commentary by Muriel Newman [21]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00446.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00445.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00442.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00415.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00428.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00426.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00413.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00412.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00411.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00424.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00414.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00421.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00419.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00418.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00447.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00417.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00440.htm
    [18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00432.htm
    [19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00431.htm
    [20] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00410.htm
    [21] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00409.htm

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