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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Zaoui Case:Supreme Court Places Ultimate Responsibility On Minister
SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:
Winter Solstice Passes At 18:46pm - Springtime Here We Come
Berryman Case: Solicitor General Advises Against 2nd Inquest
Surveillance System Failure Hampers Police Homicide Investigation
Scoop Report: Prime Minister's Presser Report
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
United Nations Examines The State Of Aceh
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
This Is How The Kyoto Protocol Is Supposed To Work!
Catriona MacLennan On Elections For Animals
UQ Wire: Why & How Did The FBI Drop The Ball On 9/11?
Sonia Nettnin Talks To Iraqi Organised Labour
Jason Leopold: Here We Go Again With The Lies
MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:
The Downing Street Memo: They Died Bush Lied

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Peters Delivers NZ First's Waitangi Policy
Helen Clark Awarded Solomon Is' Highest Honour
Religion In Schools At Whim Of Trustees
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LEAD STORY:
Zaoui Case:Supreme Court Places Ultimate Responsibility On Minister

Ahmed Zaoui -
Scoop Image by Kevin List.Selwyn Manning writes that the Supreme Court has delivered a buck each way decision with a judgment that will see the Minister of Immigration considering Ahmed Zaoui's human rights should a review of a security risk certificate be upheld. But it also ruled that a high benchmark of security threat to New Zealand would need to be proven before Mr Zaoui could be deported. Scoop considers the detail. See... Supreme Court Judgment Adds To Uncertainty [1] ALSO:

  • Opinion - No Right Turn: Zaoui Judgement - It's Enough [2]
  • Supreme Court - Full Judgment (pdf) [3]
  • Supreme Court - Media Summary of AG v Zaoui Decision [4]
  • Govt - Prime Minister Welcomes Supreme Court Judgment [5]
  • Greens - Zaoui decision should stop deportation: Locke [6]
  • EARLIER:
  • Scoop - State Of It: Supreme Court Zaoui Decision Due [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00296.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00298.htm
    [3] - http://tinyurl.com/7aewl
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0506/S00224.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00464.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00461.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00276.htm


    SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:

  • Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 21 June 2005 [1]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00481.htm


    Winter Solstice Passes At 18:46pm - Springtime Here We Come

    - The Winter Solstice is on June 21 at 18:46 (6:46pm); this is when the Sun is at its most Northerly point in the sky. At the middle of the day on June 21, it reaches its lowest altitude, from the Northern horizon, for the year. Brian Carter, Senior Astronomer at the Carter Observatory says, “This means that the longest night is June 21/22 and the shortest day is June 21”. See… Winter Solstice, the longest night and the shortest day


    Berryman Case: Solicitor General Advises Against 2nd Inquest

    - "The Solicitor-General has advised that there is no proper basis to order a new inquest into the death of Kenneth Richards," Attorney General Michael Cullen said today. Mr Richards died on 22 March 1994 when a bridge providing access to Te Rata Station, owned by Margaret and Keith Berryman, collapsed. See... Solicitor General advises against 2nd inquest [1] ALSO: Full Text: SG's Opinion On Berryman Case [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00458.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00462.htm


    Surveillance System Failure Hampers Police Homicide Investigation

    - The four-camera surveillance system in place at the Uptown Mini Mart malfunctioned Sunday night, making it impossible for Police to recover any information from it about the killer of 58 year-old shop worker, Bhagubhai Vaghela. Detective Inspector Bernie Hollewand said the failure of the system was a setback to the Police homicide investigation and highlighted the importance of keeping such systems operational. See... Uptown Mini Mart surveillance system failed [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0506/S00158.htm


    Scoop Report: Prime Minister's Presser Report

    - Kevin List reports that the paper that proclaimed ‘Is That It?’ following Deputy Prime Minister Michel Cullen’s recent budget considers that the Government's biggest mistake is misreading the public's mood regarding tax cuts… In This Edition: Is The Media Driving Or Reflecting Public Opinion Regarding Tax Cuts?Government Faces Attack From All Corners – Sep 17 Becomes (Even More) Likely Date For Election See... PM's Presser: Tax Cuts & Election Dates [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00279.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Auck students concerned over negotiation breakdown [1]
  • Young people to recreate UN Charter signing [2]
  • EU Go Natural Push Good For New Zealand [3]
  • P&O Shipping In The Rugby Fans [4]
  • Young Composer Wins National Contest For 2nd Year [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0506/S00058.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0506/S00230.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0506/S00302.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0506/S00297.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0506/S00172.htm


    United Nations Examines The State Of Aceh

    - Before the tsunami, Aceh was a province of just over four million people, with 221,000 residents in the capital Banda Aceh. The population is 99% Muslim, and Sharia law is applied in places. Politically, no overall party commands the Acehnese vote… See... Aceh: Before the Tsunami [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00323.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Fiji: Chaudhry Says Trend Alarming [1]
  • Special Envoy to Review Zimbabwe Housing Evictions [2]
  • UN Helps Iraq Clear 500 km of Unexploded Mines [3]
  • Millions Face Hunger in W Africa: Urgent Aid Need [4]
  • PEN Concerned About Net, Exile Writers, War Zones Journos [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00318.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00314.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00311.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00309.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00301.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    This Is How The Kyoto Protocol Is Supposed To Work!

    - Now we know New Zealand may no longer make money on the international carbon exchange market. That is a good thing. It demonstrates how the Kyoto Protocol should work, by making us aware of the costs associated with booming economies. See... Stephen Knight: Kyoto Protocol Working [1]


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


    Catriona MacLennan On Elections For Animals

    - Voters have the opportunity to press for better treatment of animals in 2005 by making politicians aware that this is one of the issues which will determine how they cast their ballots. See... C. MacLennan: An Opportunity To Help The Animals [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00290.htm


    UQ Wire: Why & How Did The FBI Drop The Ball On 9/11?

    - Over four years ago, more than four months prior to the September 11 terrorist attacks, in April 2001, a long-term FBI informant/asset who had been providing the bureau with information since 1990, provided two FBI agents and a translator with specific information regarding a terrorist attack being planned by Osama Bin Laden. See... UQ Wire: Sibel Edmonds - FBI & 9/11 [1] MORE: Scoop Link - UQ Wire: Time Magazine - Who Blew the Leads? [2] Scoop Link - UQ WIRE: James Ridgeway - Hijacking the Facts [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00292.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00293.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00283.htm


    Sonia Nettnin Talks To Iraqi Organised Labour

    - (Chicago) – Falah Awan and Amjad Ali Aljawhry spoke about the effects of military occupation on Iraqi society and the country’s labor union movement. Awan is president of the Federation of Workers Councils and Unions of Iraq (FWCUI) and Aljawhry is representative of the FWCUI and the Union of the Unemployed in Iraq (UUI) for North America. Both workers’ organizations want independent, democratic unions free of government control. See... Iraqi Union Leaders Speak About Occupation (1) [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00289.htm


    Jason Leopold: Here We Go Again With The Lies

    - "We went to war because we were attacked," President Bush said Saturday in his weekly radio address. Yeah, by al-Qaeda not Iraq. For President Bush to say publicly that the United States attacked Iraq because of 9/11 is not only an outright lie but it's a disservice to the 1,700 men and women that died in combat in Iraq and thousands of other soldiers who were maimed believing they were fighting a war predicated on finding weapons of mass destruction. See... Someone Tell Bush Iraq Wasn't Responsible for 9/11 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00281.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Keith Ng/Graham Reid - Public Address 21/06/05 - The Dance Of Secrets [1]
  • Martin LeFevre - Meditations (Politics): Et tu, EU? [2]
  • John Roughan - John Roughan: Solomons' Spirit World! [3]
  • Between The Lines - Military Spending Cuts Could Enhance Security [4]
  • Between The Lines - Latino Youth Targeted as Recruitment Falls Short [5]
  • Ivan Eland Americans Waking Up to the Failure of Iraq Policy [6]
  • Jack Dalton - Jack Dalton: Suicides in the Ranks [7]
  • Sheila Samples - Sheila Samples: A Matter Of Education... [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00294.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00280.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00282.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00285.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00284.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00297.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00288.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00287.htm


    The Downing Street Memo: They Died Bush Lied

    Richard Nixon authorized the Watergate burglary and subsequent cover-up to advance his own political ambitions. Because Nixon's lies were done for the craven purpose of getting and holding political power, his lies - in the minds of the majority of the members of Congress - were elevated to the level of impeachable "high crimes and misdemeanors." See... They Died So Republicans Could Take the Senate [1] MORE:

  • Stirling Newberry: The Queen and the Soldier [2]
  • Norman Solomon - The Killing Street Memo [3]
  • For much much more see... 500,000+ Americans, 122 Reps. Seek DSM Answers [4] , Full Coverage: The Downing Street Memo - Part 2 [5] & Part 1 [6]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00291.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00266.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00258.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00250.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00228.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00127.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Peters Delivers NZ First's Waitangi Policy

    - New Zealand First is proposing a radical shift in the government sector’s treatment of Maori, including a weeding out of the “Bro ocracy”. The wasteful practice of Treaty related courses and token jobs for Maoris will end. However, the integral place of Maori culture and language, unique to New Zealand, will be protected. As will sound policies for economic and social development. See... A Bold New World For New Zealand’s Race Relations [1] ALSO: Peters Speech: Te Awamutu Grey Power [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00466.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00471.htm


    Helen Clark Awarded Solomon Is' Highest Honour

    - Prime Minister Helen Clark was today awarded the Order of the Star of the Solomon Islands. The Star of the Solomon Islands is that country's highest honour, and is awarded in recognition of New Zealand's exceptional contribution in restoring law and order in the Solomon Islands. Helen Clark said she accepted the award on behalf of the government and people of New Zealand, especially those who have served with distinction in the regional assistance mission. See...


    Religion In Schools At Whim Of Trustees

    - United Future's Gordon Copeland says New Zealanders ought to be concerned that Education Minister Trevor Mallard today confirmed that the Islamic prayer room, constructed at Christchurch's Hagley High School two years ago, will only remain at the whim of each future board of trustees. See... Copeland: Islamic prayer room has tenuous hold [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00477.htm


    MORE POLITICS HEADLINES:

  • PM - PM Address to ASEAN-New Zealand Gala Dinner [1]
  • Govt - Measures to be taken against Didymo [2]
  • Govt - National in weasel word territory [3]
  • Govt - Waitangi Tribunal reappointments [4]
  • Govt - Brash: child poverty could rise under National [5]
  • Govt - New Bill will reap millions from gangs [6]
  • Govt - Solicitor General advises against 2nd inquest [7]
  • Govt - Rangitikei LEC Dinner Function - Michael Cullen [8]
  • Govt - Extension granted for mobile termination comments [9]
  • Nats - Where’s the progress on PlunketLine? [10]
  • Nats - Labour hiring binge continues [11]
  • Nats - Foreshore and Seabed Act haunts NZ First [12]
  • ACT - What's genuine in Winston's Treaty policy? [13]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00453.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00470.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00469.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00468.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00467.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00463.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00458.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00455.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00454.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00465.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00457.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00456.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00460.htm

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