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Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics (For June 22nd)

NOTE: This is a catchup edition of Top Scoops from June 22nd.

TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Apple Protest Sees Dozens Of Tractors Swarm On Parliament
SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:
Police Investigate Rimutaka Forest Carpark For Clues
Quality Public Education Coalition Accuses Govt Of Manufacturing Wananga Crisis
Every Child Counts Org Slams Brash For Poverty Stance
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Peter Calder Defends His Anti-Che Guevara Stance
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
No Right Turn On Criminal Asset Forfeiture
Russell Brown On Kyoto And Other Things
Scott Ritter On The War Against Iran
MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:
Sam Smith On John Conyers vs Dana Milbank

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Wine Exporters To Australia Get Tax Rebate
Nats Attack Credibility Of Respected Economist
Tourists Continue Big Spend Up In NZ
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LEAD STORY:
Apple Protest Sees Dozens Of Tractors Swarm On Parliament

Apples and
tractors descend on Parliament. [1] More than 1000 angry protestors whose livelihood’s rely on getting kiwi apples into the Australian market swarmed through the streets of Wellington this afternoon. The protest was reasonably lively and a good number of office workers and downtown commuters made use of the free apples carted around by dozens of tractors. See... Apple Protestors Descend On The Capital [2] ALSO:

  • Govt - Goff: Apple protest ends clear message to Aussies [3]
  • National - National will take apples dispute 'to the top' [4]
  • Progressive Party - Progressive MP to outline trade message on Oz TV [5]
  • NZ First - Jones Speech: Access For NZ Apples Into Australia [6]
  • Apple Growers Action Group - Bostock - Apple Access Speech At Parliament [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00312.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00312.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00506.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00509.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00513.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00515.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0506/S00342.htm


    SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:

  • Questions For Oral Answer As At Wednesday, 22 June [1]
  • Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 21 June 2005 [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00495.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00481.htm


    NZ LEAD:

    Police Investigate Rimutaka Forest Carpark For Clues [1] - Detectives will tomorrow closely examine the area around the Catchpool Road end carpark in the Rimutaka Forest Park to see if it will help shed any light on the disappearance of a Wellington woman. See... Operation Stewart: Forest Park car park examined [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0506/S00166.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0506/S00166.htm


    Quality Public Education Coalition Accuses Govt Of Manufacturing Wananga Crisis

    - The Minister of Education’s threat issued on Monday to sack the Board of Te Wananga O Aotearoa is part of a crisis manufactured by the government rather than created by the Wananga. See... Govt to Dismiss Wananga as a “Manufactured Crisis" [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0506/S00060.htm


    Every Child Counts Org Slams Brash For Poverty Stance

    - Don Brash’s remarks on child poverty yesterday are disturbing and fail to acknowledge the lasting impact of poverty on the health and educational prospects of children. On Radio New Zealand’s Morning Report yesterday. Dr Brash said, “these things go up and down” and that he “can’t promise anything in that area." Not so. We expect him to commit to ending child poverty,” said Murray Edridge, spokesperson for Every Child Counts. See... Don Brash disturbing on child poverty [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0506/S00237.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Bishop Tamaki's Nation under Siege Tour Launched [1]
  • Sealegs Smashes English Channel Record [2]
  • The Wizard of New Zealand flies in for parade [3]
  • Homegrown Programmes set the festival on fire [4]
  • NZ Art Fair- A First! [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0506/S00236.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0506/S00331.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0506/S00162.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0506/S00193.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0506/S00192.htm


    Peter Calder Defends His Anti-Che Guevara Stance

    - Several months have elapsed since the publication of two pieces on this page - one written by the Cuban ambassador to New Zealand, Miguel Ramirez Ramos, the other by a representative of two New Zealand-Cuba Friendship Societies, Malcolm McAllister - taking strong exception to assertions I made in the New Zealand Herald and Weekend Herald referring to historical events and present circumstances in Cuba. See... Peter Calder Defends His Che Guevara Writings [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00304.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Annan Welcomes Jerusalem Sharon, Abbas Summit [1]
  • Consolidation Of Afghan Refugee Camps In Pakistan [2]
  • Annan Pledges Steadfast UN Iraq Support [3]
  • COHA: Hugo Chávez and Fidel Castro Compared [4]
  • Condoleezza Rice With Saudi FM Saud Al-Faisal [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00340.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00343.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00339.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00338.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00333.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    No Right Turn On Criminal Asset Forfeiture

    - The Government has finally introduced its long-anticipated asset forfeiture legislation to the House as the Criminal Proceeds and Instruments Bill. The bill allows the crown to seize assets from suspected criminals on a civil ("balance of probabilities") standard of proof. But the crown does not have to link the assets to any specific criminal activity; all it has to prove is that the target has engaged in "serious criminal activity" within the last seven years. See... Asset forfeiture: sacrificing justice [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00313.htm


    Russell Brown On Kyoto And Other Things

    - Don Brash is officially a global warming sceptic. He wants proof that climate change is happening and that it is driven by human activity. Perhaps he should do some more reading, and try and think past September... See... Public Address 22/06/05 - Bits And Pieces [1] MORE:

  • Stephen Knight - Kyoto Protocol Working [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00311.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00286.htm


    Scott Ritter On The War Against Iran

    - Americans, along with the rest of the world, are starting to wake up to the uncomfortable fact that President George Bush not only lied to them about the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq (the ostensible excuse for the March 2003 invasion and occupation of that country by US forces), but also about the very process that led to war. See... Scott Ritter: The War With Iran Has Already Begun [1] MORE:

  • Jason Leopold - Someone Tell Bush Iraq Wasn't Responsible for 9/11 [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00303.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00281.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Bernard Weiner - Shallow Throat: Cornered Animals Are Dangerous [1]
  • Rosemarie Jackowski - They Had a Coup d'etat and We Weren't Invited [2]
  • Narconews - Terrorist Posada Caught by Authentic Journalists [3]
  • Sanjay Upadhya - Belated Acknowledgment Of Key Contradiction [4]
  • Jack Dalton - Jack Dalton: Something Evil This Way is Coming [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00309.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00301.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00307.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00306.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00305.htm


    Sam Smith On John Conyers vs Dana Milbank

    - Dana Milbank's snotty attack on critics of White House behavior as revealed in the Downing Street memos illuminates a carefully concealed truth about the media: its definition of objectivity stops at the edge of anything left of center. Standard Democratic policy is okay, even a liberal quote or two, but anything further to the left is simply excluded from coverage unless - as in Milbank's case - it is there to ridicule. See... Sam Smith: The Glass Wall Of Media Coverage [1] MORE:

  • David Swanson - Remember When Bush's Lies Weren't "Old News"? [2]
  • Thom Hartmann - They Died So Republicans Could Take the Senate [3]
  • Stirling Newberry - The Queen and the Soldier [4]
  • Norman Solomon - The Killing Street Memo [5]
  • For much much more see... 500,000+ Americans, 122 Reps. Seek DSM Answers [6] , Full Coverage: The Downing Street Memo - Part 2 [7] & Part 1 [8]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00308.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00302.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00291.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00266.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00258.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00250.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00228.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00127.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Wine Exporters To Australia Get Tax Rebate

    - Legislation tabled in Parliament yesterday paves the way for New Zealand’s wine producers who export to Australia to have access to Australia’s wine equalisation tax rebate, Revenue Minister Michael Cullen announced today. “The change is part of a joint trans-Tasman legislative effort that will involve both Australia and New Zealand in the administration of the rebate to New Zealand wine producers who export to Australia,” Dr Cullen said. See... NZ wine producers access Australian tax rebate [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00505.htm


    Nats Attack Credibility Of Respected Economist

    - "Peter Harris' report 'The Myth of the Exploding Public Sector' is a highly slanted document that uses selective data, and when properly analysed is found sadly wanting," says National Party Finance spokesman John Key. "His mumbo jumbo might convince Michael Cullen but working New Zealanders paying the bills and watching the rorts won't buy it." See... Economist damages his own credibility [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00504.htm


    Tourists Continue Big Spend Up In NZ

    - The latest statistics for tourism prove yet again the importance of the tourism industry to New Zealand, Tourism Minister Mark Burton said today. He was commenting on the latest Tourism Satellite Account, which showed that Tourism expenditure was $17.2 billion for the year ended March 2004 – an increase of 0.4 per cent on the previous year. See... Tourism spending continues to rise [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00507.htm


    MORE POLITICS HEADLINES:

  • Govt - Police Minister praises values programme in school [1]
  • Govt - Workplace Health & Safety Strategy will save lives [2]
  • Govt - Consumer confidence remains strong [3]
  • Govt - Police Minister praises values programme in school [4]
  • Govt - Sutton - NZ Society of Animal Production [5]
  • Govt - Smith goes for hat trick of blunders [6]
  • Govt - Brash lies to Parliament [7]
  • Govt - Peters claims wrong [8]
  • Greens - Govt fails to save Black Caps from Mugabe's grasp [9]
  • Greens - Criminal Proceeds Bill draconian and dangerous [10]
  • Nats - Conflict looms over Labour’s whaling policy [11]
  • Nats - Health and welfare rorts uncovered in race review [12]
  • Nats - Labour claims integrated schools' assets [13]
  • Nats - Labour's Treaty deadline is nonsense [14]
  • ACT - Who's the failure now, Minister? [15]
  • ACT - Actions speak louder than words, Winston [16]
  • ACT - Labour out of touch over nuclear ban [17]
  • ACT - NZ on track to become a Maori sovereign nation [18]
  • ACT - Maori rights dominate those of the majority [19]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00503.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00502.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00508.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00494.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00493.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00485.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00484.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00482.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00499.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00486.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00483.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00498.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00497.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00492.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00491.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00490.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00489.htm
    [18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00488.htm
    [19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00487.htm

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