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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS:
Lyndon Hood: Don Brash of La Mancha
A Week Of It: Is Here
Zimbabwe: Amnesty International (NZ) Cites Deaths At Harare Settlement
PM Maps Out Labour's Policy Platform
Police Make Arrest In Manukau Stabbing Murder Case
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
350 Delegates Gather in Austria For Nuclear Terrorism Conference
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Russell Brown’s Book Launch
Some Inspiration To Take You To The Cake Tin Tomorrow
Meditations: Bush and Blair - Vultures at Gleneagles
Sam Smith On That Hillary Clinton Book
MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:
Suzan Mazur On The Mason’s Mason - Frank Carlucci I

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics):
POLITICAL NEWSLETTERS:
Government Details Big Transport Spending Plan
Bill English Launches Nats' Schools Policy
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Lyndon Hood: Don Brash of La Mancha

[1] Somewhere in La Mancha, in a place whose name I do not care to remember, a gentleman - what the Spanish call a Don - lived not long ago, who during his leisure hours loved nothing better than to read the works of Friedmanite economists. And with time his passion for these works grew so great that, combined with lack of sleep and a diet of incompetent home cooking, the nature of his reading caused his brain become dry and, indeed, cracked. See... Lyndon Hood: Don Brash of La Mancha [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00013.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00013.htm


A Week Of It: Is Here

- In This Edition: Ministers Manhandle New Zealand Icon - Questions Lingering From The Great Tax Debate - NZ First Leader Proves Ill Informed About US Foreign Policy In 1980s - Rodney Hide Admires Provocative Internet Diary -Great New Zealand Argument Sparks Argument. See... A Week of It: Tuataras And Tax Debates [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00016.htm


Zimbabwe: Amnesty International (NZ) Cites Deaths At Harare Settlement

As New Zealand continues to debate whether the Black Caps go to Zimbabwe, Amnesty International has cited reports that at least three have died -- including a pregnant woman and a four-year-old child. “Over the last 48 hours, Porta Farm – a settlement of at least 10,000 people -- has been obliterated. People have watched their lives being completely destroyed – and many are now being forcibly removed in trucks by police. At the moment we are not sure where they are being taken,” said spokesperson Kolawole Olaniyan. See... Zimbabwe: Deaths as mass evictions continue [1] ALSO:

  • Scoop Feedback - Should New Zealand's Black Caps Cricket Team Tour Zimbabwe? Click here to send us your views… [2]
  • Feedback - Black Caps Tour of Zimbabwe [3]
  • Govt - Briefing Offer For Political Parties on Zimbabwe [4]
  • National - National Accepts Offer For Briefing on Zimbabwe [5]
  • Greens - Players urged to boycott tour, invite Henry Olonga [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00005.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/about/feedback.html
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00005.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00019.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00743.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00006.htm


    PM Maps Out Labour's Policy Platform

    - Prime Minister Helen Clark says that 1 July is another important milestone date for the government’s policy programme, which is about building a stronger future for New Zealand. “A number of measures taking effect today underline the solid progress New Zealand is making under a Labour-led government,” Helen Clark said today. “They reflect our commitment to building a nation which offers fairness and opportunity, by making investments in health, education, security for older New Zealanders and infrastructure, and by meeting new challenges in areas such as trade policy. See... Govt builds on platform of achievement [1] ALSO:

  • Welcome Home Loans a hand-up to ownership [2]
  • Click Here For The Govt's Big Transport Spend-Up...

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00003.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00010.htm


    Police Make Arrest In Manukau Stabbing Murder Case

    - Counties/Manuaku Police investigating the stabbing of a 32 year old man at Burger King Papatoetoe on Tuesday 28 June, have arrested and charged a 21 yr old male courier driver from Manurewa with murder. See... Manukau Stab Victim Dies - Man Arrested [1] MORE POLICE NEWS

  • Country Burglars apprehended after chase by farmer [2]
  • Dairy Homicide team makes second arrest [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0507/S00004.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0507/S00005.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0506/S00233.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Grooming Laws Catch Cellphone Paedophiles [1]
  • Exploration of New Zealand's Underwater Mountains Begins [2]
  • Paid parental leave payments increase [3]
  • NZAID Funding Of Bamyan Hospital Maternity Ward Detailed [4]
  • Auckland Philharmonia Faces Funding Restructure. [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00022.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0507/S00005.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00002.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0507/S00007.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0507/S00007.htm


    350 Delegates Gather in Austria For Nuclear Terrorism Conference

    - The fact that an unknown number of nuclear devices may in the the hands of terrorist groups will be the focus of a multi-national conference in Vienna. 350 delegates from 80 States Parties to a United Nations-backed treaty on safeguarding nuclear material open a five-day conference in Vienna, Austria, on Monday aimed at adopting additional measures to avert smuggling or sabotage that could further such acts. See... States Seek to Strengthen Nuclear Material Treaty [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00020.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Climate change on G8 priority list [1]
  • Africa: Chronic Hunger Threatens Peace, Stability [2]
  • Envoy for S Lebanon Deplores Exchanges of Fire [3]
  • COHA: Strains on U.S.-Argentine Relations Remain [4]
  • Indian Ocean Tsunami Early Warning System Launched [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00022.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00021.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00017.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00009.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00008.htm

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    SCOOP COLUMNS


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    Russell Brown’s Book Launch

    - Russell Brown and the Book Council launched the Great New Zealand Argument: Ideas About Ourselves last night at the Film Archive in Wellington. After an introduction from Russell, the audience were treated to a video of the famous Lange Oxford Union ... See... Scoop Images: Russell Brown In Black & White [1] & Public Address 29/06/05 - A Very Big Day For Me [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00001.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00404.htm


    Some Inspiration To Take You To The Cake Tin Tomorrow

    - Scoop received a piece of visual wit today via email courtesy it seems of Adidas and the NZRFU. It shows the All Blacks taking on a pride of Lions. You can guess who comes off worse. In the spirit of tomorrow’s clash at the Cake Tin… enjoy… See... Scoop Images: Adidas’s All Blacks vs Lions [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00015.htm


    Meditations: Bush and Blair - Vultures at Gleneagles

    - What do war, poverty, and climate change have in common? Nothing, if Tony Blair has his way at Gleneagles. And because of that disconnect, failure by the Group of Eight (the richest countries in the world) to adequately address the most pressing concerns of humankind is a foregone conclusion. See... Martin LeFevre: Vultures at Gleneagles [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00014.htm


    Sam Smith On That Hillary Clinton Book

    - One only needs to read a chapter or two of Ed Klein's book on Hillary Clinton to understand the problem. It is written by - and in the style of - someone who has contributed to both Parade Magazine and Vanity Fair, two of the most unnecessary publications in the land. It is Walter Scott and Dominic Dunne go to Arkansas. See... The Real Problem With Ed Klein's Hillary Book [1] MORE:

  • John Chuckman - Drowning In Filth [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00009.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00351.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Tze Ming Mok/David Slack - Public Address 01/07/05 - Go Team [1]
  • William Rivers Pitt - The Supremacy of the Super-Citizen [2]
  • Lynn N. Hargis - When China Owns Our Utilities [3]
  • Vincent L. Guarisco - They Celebrated A Pipeline - We Mourned [4]
  • narconews.com - Day 3 of Gary Webb's "Dark Alliance" [5]
  • Kamala Sarup - 1000 Peace Women Organization Is Building Peace [6]
  • Bill Berkowitz - How the Mighty Have Fallen [7]
  • Madan Prasad Khanal - Nepal: The True Obstacle To Reconciliation [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00007.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00008.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00012.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00011.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00010.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00006.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00004.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00003.htm


    Suzan Mazur On The Mason’s Mason - Frank Carlucci I

    - The life of Frank Carlucci I has largely escaped public scrutiny, possibly because he's grandfather to one of the knights of the political chessboard -- Carlyle Group’s Frank Carlucci III -- who is not known for being flashy. His talent for secrecy in the Masonic brotherhood, for example, for which he was rewarded with the highest honor: “sublime prince of the royal secret” was no doubt coded somewhere in the Y chromosome passed along to Frank Carlucci III, who has so far served as deputy director of the CIA, secretary of defense and national security adviser, among other trusted appointments. See... Suzan Mazur: Frank Carlucci I, "Sublime Prince" [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00418.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)


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    POLITICAL NEWSLETTERS:

    - Transtasman Political Letter – 30th June Digest [1] - Molesworth & Featherston (Lobby Ed.) 30 June 2005 [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00419.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00002.htm


    Government Details Big Transport Spending Plan

    - Transport spending over the next ten years is set to top $21 billion following Land Transport New Zealand's publication of the latest National Land Transport Programme, up from $18.7 billion last year. Transport spending over the next ten years is set to top $21 billion following Land Transport New Zealand's publication of the latest National Land Transport Programme, up from $18.7 billion last year. See... Labour shatters transport spending record again [1] MORE: Green Party Transport Policy

  • The time for Green ideas on transport is now [2]
  • Time to clear the air on exhausts [3]
  • Auckland needs more buses, not gridlock [4]
  • Wgtn public transport crying out for funds [5]
  • Chch needs more motorways like a hole in the head [6]
  • National Party Response How much faith can we have in Transit's plan? [7] LTSA
  • Land Transport NZ’s focus for Nelson [8]
  • Land Transport NZ’s focus for Gisborne [9]
  • Land Transport NZ’s focus for Bay of Plenty [10]
  • Land Transport NZ’s focus for Otago [11]
  • Land Transport NZ’s focus for Waikato [12]
  • Land Transport NZ’s focus for Wellington [13]
  • Land Transport NZ’s focus for Canterbury [14]
  • Land Transport NZ’s focus for Auckland [15]
  • Land Transport NZ’s focus for West Coast [16]
  • Transit New Zealand
  • Bell Block Bypass tops Transit’s list [17]
  • Big projects focus on solving Tauranga congestion [18]
  • Waikato state highway forecast highlights safety [19]
  • Faster delivery of Auckland’s transport projects [20]
  • Nelson: Construction of replacement Awatere Bridge [21]
  • Easing congestion for Wellington [22]
  • Highest-ever level of funding [23]
  • Large projects worth $50 million forecast [24]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00741.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00736.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00740.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00739.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00738.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00737.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00004.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0507/S00015.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0507/S00014.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0507/S00013.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0507/S00012.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0507/S00011.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0507/S00010.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0507/S00009.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0507/S00008.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0507/S00007.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0507/S00003.htm
    [18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0507/S00002.htm
    [19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0507/S00001.htm
    [20] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0506/S00240.htm
    [21] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0506/S00239.htm
    [22] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0506/S00238.htm
    [23] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0506/S00237.htm
    [24] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0506/S00236.htm


    Bill English Launches Nats' Schools Policy

    - National Party Education spokesman Bill English says National wants a simplified, plain English curriculum for schools. Mr English launched the party’s schools policy at a meeting of the Auckland Primary Principals Association this morning. “When it comes to education ‘less is more’. Great teaching isn’t about once-over lightly. Great teachers teach less and do it better,” says Mr English. See... National launches schools policy [1] ALSO:

  • Speech: Bill English: Launch of National’s Schools Policy [2]
  • Brash - Brash launches education postcard campaign [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00014.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00016.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00015.htm


    MORE POLITICS HEADLINES:

  • Prime Minister - PM Speech: Sir John Jeffries Retirement [1]
  • Govt - Funding boosted for hospices & cancer drugs [2]
  • Govt - Grooming laws catch cellphone paedophiles [3]
  • Govt - MP confident of own Lions victory [4]
  • Govt - Forensic Pathologists go 24/7 [5]
  • Govt - Paid parental leave payments increase [6]
  • Greens - GE cows threaten NZ food supply [7]
  • Greens - Green lays complaint over Nats' Iwi/Kiwi billboard [8]
  • Greens - Greens applaud new attitude on Hayes Paddock [9]
  • Progressives - Christchurch firms help with new Navy ships [10]
  • United - It’s about the victims…or at least it should be! [11]
  • United - Dunne: Is Labour about to shaft Wellington? [12]
  • United - Baldock: UF integral to roading plan [13]
  • Nats - Newsworthy 1 July 2005 [14]
  • ACT - Secret divorce ceremony in prison [15]
  • ACT - Heather Roy's Diary [16]
  • ACT - Crown accounts reveal $8 billion surplus [17]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00005.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00023.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00022.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00008.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00007.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00002.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00024.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00020.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00011.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00001.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00025.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00021.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00017.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00009.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00018.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00013.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00012.htm

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