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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Photo Essay ACT Gets Orange As Farmers Protest Public Access Proposals
SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:
Tragedy Strikes Kiwi Family Holidaying In Vanuatu
Smith Appears In New Plymouth District Court On Aggravated Robbery Charges
Smokefree Laws See Licensing Authority Close Cambridge Bar
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Scoop Column: Are Kyoto Related Jokes In Danger Of Running Out?
Red Cross Says Tsunami-Recovery Effort Will Take Years
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Russell Brown & More From Public Address
Julie Webb-Pullman On The Halliburton Gitmo Cash Grab
Steve Weissman On The Killing Of The Messengers
MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Cullen Spins Benefits Of Tax Boon
Mallard Releases Reports On Race-Based Policy Review
Govt Attacks Kyoto Forest Group For Inaccuracies
MORE POLITICS HEADLINES:

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LEAD STORY:
Photo Essay ACT Gets Orange As Farmers Protest Public Access Proposals

Scoop Image by Kevin List -
ACT's Rodney Hide steals the show at the farmers' protest,
Parliament.Farmers up and down the country have been protesting against the Government's proposal to have a five-metre walking accessway along significant waterways. Today Federated Farmers launched its Visitor Access Protocol and handed over a petition protesting against the Government’s land access proposal. The protest was colourful but rather small. See... Rural Protest leads To Opposition Bickering [1] ALSO:

  • Federated Farmers - Access: A Way Forward [2]
  • Federated Farmers - Federated Farmers: Aspinall - Speech at Parliament [3]
  • ACT - This Land Is Your Land - Not Labour's [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00328.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0506/S00358.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00558.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00563.htm


    SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:

  • Questions for Oral Answer - Thursday, 23 June 2005 [1]
  • Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 22 June 2005 [2]
  • Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 21 June 2005 [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00539.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00526.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00481.htm


    NZ LEAD:

    File image:
Malekula Island in northern Vanuatu. Tragedy Strikes Kiwi Family Holidaying In Vanuatu [1] - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has confirmed that a New Zealand citizen was killed by a shark while swimming off a beach on Malekula Island in northern Vanuatu yesterday afternoon. The deceased was 7 year old Alysha Margaret Webster, daughter of Grant and Sheree Webster of Whitianga. The family was on a yachting holiday. See... New Zealander Dies From Shark Attack In Vanuatu [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0506/S00254.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0506/S00254.htm


    Smith Appears In New Plymouth District Court On Aggravated Robbery Charges

    - Christopher Smith, 33 of Howick, arrested this morning in New Plymouth, will appear in the New Plymouth District Court this afternoon where he will be charged with: Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Wounding, The commission of a crime with a firearm. All charges relate to the robbery on June 5 of the Bucklands Beach Superette. Police will seek a two week remand and a transfer of proceedings to the Manukau District Court. See... Smith Court appearance [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0506/S00173.htm


    Smokefree Laws See Licensing Authority Close Cambridge Bar

    - Liquor Licensing Authority has ruled that Cambridge's Kelly Browne’s Bar must shut for three weeks. The bar had apparently thumbed its nose at the new smokefree bars law. The temporary closure was punishment for a number of discretions cited by the Liquor Licensing Authority, including a ‘defiant and unco-operative attitude’ in refusing to comply with recent amendments to the smokefree legislation that required licensed premises to be smokefree inside. The Smokefree Coalition is thrilled by the ruling… See... Health Groups Welcome Closure Of Smoky Bar [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0506/S00107.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Growth In Advertised Vacancies Easing [1]
  • Demand reaches new record in upper North Island [2]
  • Lengthy Deployment For Te Kaha In Asia/Australia [3]
  • Special Award For Top Rugby Referee Paddy O'Brien [4]
  • Fastest Supercomputers Listed On The Top500 [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0506/S00259.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0506/S00341.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0506/S00250.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00530.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0506/S00347.htm


    Scoop Column: Are Kyoto Related Jokes In Danger Of Running Out?

    - I’m given to understand that all the jokes about marsh gas, Parliament and global warming were used up last century. Certainly, experts have suggested that the rate at which we are discovering new Kyoto-related comedy had been exceeded by the rate at which we used this humour as long ago as the 1990s. One day there may be no global warming jokes left for us to make. See... Hodgson’s Billion-Dollar Kyoto Punchline [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00315.htm


    Red Cross Says Tsunami-Recovery Effort Will Take Years

    - New Zealand Red Cross has committed 13 aid workers to relief efforts in the six months since the Boxing Day tsunami and will progressively step up its contribution throughout a rehabilitation phase expected to span 10 years, Director General Andrew Weeks says. To date about 22,000 Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers and staff have provided direct assistance to more than one million people, and plans have been finalised for more than 1.5 billion Swiss francs (NZ$1.7 billion) in programmes for the rehabilitation of lives, livelihoods and economies in tsunami-affected countries. See... Long road ahead in tsunami-recovery effort [1] ALSO:

  • UN - UN Tsunami Envoy Clinton Outlines Rebuilding Plan [2]
  • UN - Progress On Indian Ocean Tsunami Early Warning Sys [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0506/S00108.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00379.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00375.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Cypriot Parties Want Settlement, But Gap Is Wide [1]
  • Morocco: Justice must begin with torture inquiries [2]
  • United Nations Official Under Misconduct Investigation Resigns [3]
  • Survey Shows Drop In Laot Opium Poppy Cultivation [4]
  • Botswana: Bushmen Tortured For Hunting [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00384.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00382.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00377.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00374.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00370.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Russell Brown & More From Public Address

    - If John Key wants to demonstrate that economist Peter Harris is wrong when he says National's tax and spending promises don't add up, he would seem better advised to do so by releasing the numbers than by impugning Harris's credibility. Wouldn't that settle the argument? Key told The Press that he couldn't reveal National's numbers: "It's a decision for the leader's office." In other words, a tactical decision to hold off the presentation of an alternative Budget for as long as possible. Until such time as National fronts with its numbers, it can hardly complain that others are unfairly speculating on them. See... Public Address 23/06/05 - The Money [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00327.htm


    Julie Webb-Pullman On The Halliburton Gitmo Cash Grab

    - Havana, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Flip, Flop, Flip - Rumsfeld, George W, and Cheney just can't get this Gitmo thing right. A couple of weeks ago, it was the best thing for getting the low-down on terrorism since sliced head, I mean bread. See... Kickback, Brown-nose and Rooting-in-the-trough [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00326.htm


    Steve Weissman On The Killing Of The Messengers

    - When truthout boss Marc Ash asked me earlier this year to look into the Pentagon's killing of journalists, I didn't know what to expect. Many reporters at the time believed that American soldiers were purposely targeting them. But, as I soon found, the crime was larger and more systemic.. See... Steve Weissman: Kill the Messenger, Hide the News [1] & Dead Messengers – Four Part Series [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00325.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00112.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Narconews - The False Narco-Smear Against the Zapatistas [1]
  • Kamala Sarup - Peace Activism Failed? [2]
  • UQ Wire - UQ Wire: Sibel Edmonds – An Appeal [3]
  • UQ Wire - UQ Wire: Iran Denies Assisting Al Qaeda [4]
  • Green Left Weekly - Bolivia: The Second Gas War [5]
  • Kamala Sarup - Go To Nepal And Enjoy Its Beauty [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00324.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00323.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00322.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00321.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00319.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00318.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Cullen Spins Benefits Of Tax Boon

    - “Motorists, commuters and businesses will benefit from a one-off increase in the government’s tax take as the financial industry responds to new tax law,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. He was commenting on the release of data showing the tax take for the 11 months to the end of May was running $544 million ahead of forecasts. See... Transport to benefit from tax boon [1] ALSO:

  • Govt - Investing $500 million in New Zealand's future [2]
  • Infrastructure Development Cl - Extra $500 Million For Transport Welcome [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00532.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00543.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0506/S00255.htm


    Mallard Releases Reports On Race-Based Policy Review

    - Co-ordinating Minister, Race Relations Trevor Mallard today released the second group of reports and results from the government’s review of targeted policies and programmes. See... Release of final set of reviews [1] ALSO: ACT - Race based funding review brown wash-ACT [2] Nats - Labour scratches surface on race review [3] Nats - Race-based funding won't change under Labour [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00553.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00571.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00567.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00550.htm


    Govt Attacks Kyoto Forest Group For Inaccuracies

    - Suggestions by the Kyoto Forest Owners Association that the Kyoto Protocol regime is to blame for reductions in forest plantings in New Zealand massively twist the truth according Minister of Forestry, Jim Anderton MP. See... Kyoto forest group need to stick to the facts [1] ALSO:

  • Kyoto Forestry Assn - Govt Incompetence Collapses Support For Kyoto [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00545.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0506/S00257.htm


    MORE POLITICS HEADLINES:

  • Govt - Goff names new Consul-General to Hong Kong [1]
  • Govt - Cunliffe announces Digital Strategy Advisory Group [2]
  • Govt - School "tournament week" kicked into touch [3]
  • Govt - 16,500 young Kiwis take up the Stage Challenge [4]
  • Govt - Johns appointed to District Court [5]
  • Govt - Appointment of High Court Judge [6]
  • Govt - Scholarships expanded to include sports officials [7]
  • Govt - Special award for top referee [8]
  • Brash - Don Brash Writes No. 61, 23 June 2005 [9]
  • Nats - Another Mallard flip-flop [10]
  • Nats - Contaminated instruments stop heart ops [11]
  • Nats - A Thing of Beauty - Bi Partisan Agreement [12]
  • Nats - Aged-care providers still waiting for cash [13]
  • Nats - Unions using fees for partisan political campaigns [14]
  • Nats - National will not let Labour walk over rural NZ [15]
  • Nats - Truancy prevention will pay big welfare dividends [16]
  • Nats - Don Brash Writes [17]
  • Govt - Apple protest sends clear message to Aussies [18]
  • Nats - Panicked Labour executes U-turn on road funding [19]
  • NZ First - Where NZ First Goes This Government Follows [20]
  • NZ First - Govt. Slowly Waking Up To Transport Woes [21]
  • ACT - National must back talk with walk [22]
  • ACT - Child abuse cases soar 45% in one year [23]
  • Greens - Use $500 million to prepare for end of cheap oil [24]
  • Greens - Time for Labour to wake up and face the music [25]
  • Greens - Fonterra should make a commitment to Takaka now [26]
  • Maori Party - ‘Waking up to Peak Oil’ - Tariana Turia [27]
  • United - Baldock: DOC is the Confiscation Department [28]
  • United - Baldock applauds Japan's whaling defeat [29]
  • United - Labour dropping everything into 'too hard basket' [30]
  • Progressives - Anderton Chairs Drug Forum [31]
  • Labour - Transit wrong over cycleway [32]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00572.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00566.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00559.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00549.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00548.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00547.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00531.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00530.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00556.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00570.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00569.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00568.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00551.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00546.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00544.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00541.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00538.htm
    [18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00537.htm
    [19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00533.htm
    [20] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00565.htm
    [21] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00561.htm
    [22] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00542.htm
    [23] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00534.htm
    [24] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00564.htm
    [25] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00562.htm
    [26] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00540.htm
    [27] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00557.htm
    [28] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00555.htm
    [29] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00536.htm
    [30] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00527.htm
    [31] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00552.htm
    [32] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00528.htm

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