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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS:
A Week Of It: The Then And Now Of Richard Prebble
Polls Detect Drift Away From Nats and NZ First
Michael Campbell Gets A Tickertape Welcome Home
It's "We're Out Brothers!" At RNZ
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
STATE OF IT Labour's Howard Style Tactics Push Nats On Backfoot
Scoop Satire: Open The Gates, We're Off To Oz!
U.S. Appoints Anti-Castro 'Co-Ordinator'
Polynesia Blue Air Deal Causes Concerns For South Pacific Governments
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Rosalea Barker: Whazza Buzz?
Hard News From Russell Brown & More
Kelpie Wilson On The Energy Bill From Hell
Meanwhile In Nepal…
MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics):
Goff Signs ASEAN Treaty In Laos
Maharey Says Brash Estranged From National's Policy
Peters Considers Time For Intolerance May Be Near -
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A Week Of It: The Then And Now Of Richard Prebble

Richard Prebble
gets eggnogedScoop Column: Kevin List writes that when Richard Prebble arrived in Parliament as a Labour Party MP thirty years ago he pointed out the gaps that existed between the wealthy and the poor in New Zealand. Yesterday when Mr Prebble gave his valedictory speech he mysteriously decided to leave the 'inequality of opportunity' out of his saline-soaked farewell. Instead he chose to spend the last part of his speech remembering a fallen soldier who may or may not have been a distant relative. See... A Week Of It: Prebble's Departure, Crying and Shame [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00382.htm


Polls Detect Drift Away From Nats and NZ First

- Poll trends tipping National to lead the next govt have been reversed with the Herald reporting the Labour Party is now 6.4 points ahead of its traditional rival. Winston Peters appears the biggest loser dropping eight points as preferred Prime Minister... See... Trend Reversal Sees Nats Losing Ground To Labour [1] ALSO:

  • Molesworth & Featherston (Weekend) - 29 July 2005 [2]
  • TV3 Poll – Labour & National Neck & Neck [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00376.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00381.htm
    [3] - http://img.scoop.co.nz/media/pdfs/0507/3_news_TNS_Poll_July_2005_Press_Release.pdf


    Michael Campbell Gets A Tickertape Welcome Home

    - Photo Essay by Dylan Packman - Michael Campbell was honoured with a tickertape parade through central Wellington at 1pm today. The lunchtime crowds came to a standstill to recognise his recent achievement in winning the US Open. Campbell was joined by family and his US Open trophy in the golf-themed parade. See... Images: Michael Campbell parade [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00379.htm


    It's "We're Out Brothers!" At RNZ

    - Staff at Radio New Zealand are stopping work this afternoon to consider their response to a breakdown in their pay talks. The Public Service Association (PSA) represents many RNZ staff, including journalists, librarians, technicians, administration and clerical workers. Together with the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union, the PSA has been seeking to negotiate a new collective employment agreement for the last 3 months. PSA Assistant Secretary Jeff Osborne said members want a fair pay offer which reflects the work they have done in recent years to build Radio New Zealand’s audience. See... Radio New Zealand staff stop work [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0507/S00342.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • ISPs Join Together To Push For Improved Broadband [1]
  • Te Reo and Hongi For Afghani President [2]
  • NZMA: Politicians Must Get Real On Under 6 Subsidies [3]
  • Males Dominate Work-Related Injury Claims [4]
  • NZ Sauvignon Blancs Shine At New World Wine Awards [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0507/S00056.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0507/S00321.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0507/S00104.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0507/S00105.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0507/S00404.htm


    STATE OF IT Labour's Howard Style Tactics Push Nats On Backfoot

    - Selwyn Manning writes that Labour has revealed a campaign strategy that has an uncanny likeness to that which pulled Australia's Prime Minister John Howard back from the brink of defeat. Here Scoop examines this move and considers how Labour's king-hit tertiary policy is part of a plan to relegate National onto the back-foot. See... Labour Strategy Resembles John Howard Tactics [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00372.htm


    Scoop Satire: Open The Gates, We're Off To Oz!

    - Lyndon Hood says; on Monday, Prime Minister Helen Clark told the public that a General Election would be held on September 17. In the wake of that announcement, an estimated 580* people (as of Thursday afternoon) have left the country permanently or for the long term. Another 780 are expected to follow before a week has elapsed. See... Clark Announces Election - Hundreds Flee To Oz. [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00377.htm


    U.S. Appoints Anti-Castro 'Co-Ordinator'

    - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has intensified the U.S.'s anti-Castro rhetoric while appointing a co-ordinator whose job is to out the revolutionary figure from his Cuban presidency. Rice said the coordinator's job is "to accelerate the demise of Castro's tyranny, President Bush created the Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba. And last year, that Commission proposed a comprehensive strategy to prepare for a peaceful transition to democracy in Cuba. With $59 million of funding, this new plan of action is speeding progress along many fronts." See... Cuba Transition Coordinator Caleb McCarry [1] ALSO:

  • Fidel Castro Speech - July 26, 2005 [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00481.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00453.htm


    Polynesia Blue Air Deal Causes Concerns For South Pacific Governments

    - Pacific Insights' John Andrews writes that planned changes for Samoa’s air services have prompted a strategic rethink by airlines and governments in the South Pacific. The pending demise of Polynesian Airlines’ international jet operations in favour of Polynesian Blue, a recently announced joint venture between the Samoan government and Virgin Blue, means other airlines are eyeing consequent opportunities in the region. See... Cuts Cause Rethink Over Polynesia Blue Air Deal [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00374.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Secretary-General Welcomes IRA disarmament [1]
  • Greenpeace Says U.S. Climate Pack Is A Trade Deal [2]
  • Calls For Kyrgyzstan Not To Repatriate Uzbek [3]
  • Panel Pays Out Nearly $200 Mil for Kuwait Invasion [4]
  • Mission In Haiti Needs Capacity For Urban Operation [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00468.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00465.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00476.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00475.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00471.htm

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    SCOOP COLUMNS


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    Rosalea Barker: Whazza Buzz?

    - I'm sure the story was so quirky it made it to the TV news Down Under--on Tuesday, a couple in Hazleton, Indiana, found out they had a quarter of a million house guests living in a beehive five foot tall and seven foot wide in their attic. See... Stateside with Rosalea : Whazza Buzz? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00383.htm


    Hard News From Russell Brown & More

    - My old friends Children's Hour are back together and playing a gig at the King's Arms tonight, to celebrate the release of Looking for the Sun, a collection of live recordings retrieved and fixed up by Rob Mayes of Failsafe Records... Public Address 29/7/5 - Stories Now Safe To Tell [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00393.htm


    Kelpie Wilson On The Energy Bill From Hell

    - If anything merits drawing the filibuster sword out of its sheath, it is the energy bill that came out of a House/Senate conference this week. The world and America are at a critical juncture with regard to energy, and there is very little time left to change course. See... Kelpie Wilson: Kill the Bill [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00389.htm


    Meanwhile In Nepal…

    - As democracy spurs, the monarchs in Nepal get up in arms, which is evidenced by two royal coups in past 50 years. The first royal coup of 1960 orchestrated by the king Mahendra father of present king not only lasted for thirty years but also resulted ... See... Politico-Economics Of Royal Coup In Nepal [1] MORE:

  • Madan P. Khanal - Nepal - Discourse Of Defeatism? [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00387.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00388.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Peter Cresswell - Election Bribes, Power Greenouts & the Nat Pack [1]
  • Bill Berkowitz - Deepening The Faith [2]
  • Steve Weissman - Exploring the Mind of a Racist Killer [3]
  • Evelyn Pringle - Autism - Cut The Crap [4]
  • William Fisher - Saudi & Nigeria In The Crosshairs [5]
  • Kamala Sarup - With No Justice, Terrorism Will Remain [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00392.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00391.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00390.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00386.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00385.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00384.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)


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    Goff Signs ASEAN Treaty In Laos

    - New Zealand today formally acceded to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC) in Southeast Asia, with Foreign Minister Phil Goff signing the treaty in Vientiane, Laos. "New Zealand’s accession follows Cabinet approval and endorsement by Parliament’s Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Selection Committee after careful study of the treaty text and a National Interest Analysis," Mr Goff said. See... Goff signs ASEAN treaty [1] ALSO:

  • New Zealand statement at the ASEAN-NZ Dialogue [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00651.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00668.htm


    Maharey Says Brash Estranged From National's Policy

    - Senior Minister Steve Maharey said today he was stunned to hear a comment from Don Brash that National would 'campaign on its policies' when National's leader admitted just yesterday that he wasn't involved in the detail of policy making and hadn't really thought about how National would run fiscal policy in its first term. See... Brash admits he's out of the loop [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00674.htm


    Peters Considers Time For Intolerance May Be Near -

    Many of the migrants coming to New Zealand come from societies that have no tradition of tolerance or freedom of speech. On religious matters, they are unwilling to see the other person's point of view; not prepared to compromise or to be open to challenge or criticism. The other parties peddle the old line when we raise concerns about the quality of immigration into New Zealand. See... The End Of Tolerance [1] ALSO:

  • Scoop Feedback From London - Peters Wraps Rant in Intellectual Cloak [2]
  • Progressive Party - Peters' divisiveness an assault on modern society [3]
  • Greens - Peters' dob-in call condemned by Greens [4]
  • United - United Future condemns NZ First’s campaign of hate [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00649.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00378.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00666.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00678.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00677.htm


    MORE POLITICS HEADLINES:

  • Govt - Anderton: potential tied to migration, investment [1]
  • Govt - Brash admits he's out of the loop [2]
  • Govt - A safe place to disclose family violence [3]
  • Govt - Sutton: Speech to Summerfruit NZ AGM [4]
  • Govt - Bumbler Hawkins scares away new recruits [5]
  • Govt - Government changes to WHRS foreshadowed [6]
  • Govt - English contradicts himself on industry training [7]
  • Govt - Anderton: eTime entrepreneurs speech [8]
  • Govt - Burton: Inbound Tourism Operators Council [9]
  • Govt - Cullen Speech [10]
  • Govt - eTime entrepreneurs enter 'Jim Anderton Challenge' [11]
  • Govt - Cullen:Address to Marlborough Chamber of Commerce [12]
  • Greens - New climate change pact is just hot air [13]
  • Greens - Healthy schools, sustainable soc. & rounded people [14]
  • Greens - Greens launch billboard waka in te Reo [15]
  • Greens - Water - a real solution for healthier kids [16]
  • United - Anatomy of a public dialogue [17]
  • United - Alexander Paul Bailey ... judgment day! [18]
  • United - Dunne: Time to Put a Value on Parenting [19]
  • Progressives - Parties that turn their back on the world fail NZ [20]
  • Progressives - Peters' divisiveness an assault on modern society [21]
  • ACT - Sentence shows need for ACT cumulative policy [22]
  • Nats - Labour again puts politics before country [23]
  • Nats - Drink drivers left to kill as cops gather revenue [24]
  • Maori Party - Maori Party Horrified By NZ First Scaremongering [25]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00680.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00674.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00673.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00669.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00667.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00664.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00658.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00657.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00656.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00655.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00653.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00671.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00679.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00660.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00652.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00662.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00676.htm
    [18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00670.htm
    [19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00659.htm
    [20] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00675.htm
    [21] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00666.htm
    [22] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00672.htm
    [23] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00665.htm
    [24] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00654.htm
    [25] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00661.htm


    POLITICAL COLUMNS:

  • Govt - Beehive Bulletin – 29 July 2005 [1]
  • Nats - Newsworthy 29 July 2005 [2]
  • Nats - www.mccully.co.nz 29 July 2005 [3]
  • ACT - Heather Roy's Diary [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00681.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00663.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00683.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00682.htm

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