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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS:
Goff Tables His Evidence Of Dr Smith's US Friendly Foreign Policy
Govt's Coalition And Support Partners Barred From TV3's Political Debate
Will Tax Cuts Be Used to Complete 1990s 'Unfinished Business' ? -
Lizard Day Gets Skinks Up-close n Cosy
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Children Starving In Niger While Surrounded By Food
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Paul Buchanan Ends His Tolerance Of Winston
Sonia Nettnin: Hiroshima Anniversary This Weekend
William Fisher On The Bolton Appointment
MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics):
Brownlee Urges PM To Produce Motorcade Case Notes
No Mana? Peters Hides From Iraqis says Dunne
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Goff Tables His Evidence Of Dr Smith's US Friendly Foreign Policy

[1] Today during the final question time for this Parliament Labour Whip Jill Pettis asked Mr Goff a question related to Dr Smith's United States sojourn last year. Mr Goff then read out, under parliamentary privilege, the guts of a conversation Dr Smith had supposedly had with United States officials last year. Mr Goff later tabled excerpts of a diplomatic cable that alleged Dr Smith had been inquiring about United States policy assistance. See... Scoop Transcript: MFAT Cable Regarding Dr Lockwood Smith [2] ALSO:

  • National - National releases notes from US meeting [3]
  • Scoop Report: Goff Alleges National Sought US Help [4]
  • Smith disgusted by cheap political shot
  • Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 2 August 2005 [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00031.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00031.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00095.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00029.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00063.htm


    Govt's Coalition And Support Partners Barred From TV3's Political Debate

    - Jim Anderton: "It is an irony that the foreign-owned broadcaster, TV3, has decided to knock the Progressives out of its pre-election party leaders' debate when the Progressive Party has by far the strongest track record of all Third Parties for getting its policies adopted, Jim Anderton said today. "I've been told that the foreign-owned TV3 will interfere in our country's democratic process by silencing the voice of the very third party that has actually delivered under the MMP system over the past six years." See… Third party that has got things done knocked out of TV3 debate ALSO:

  • United Future - Dunne slams TV3's 'stupid arrogance' [1]
  • United Future - Dunne lodges complaints against TV3's 'stupidity' [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00061.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00087.htm


    Will Tax Cuts Be Used to Complete 1990s 'Unfinished Business' ? -

    Acclaimed New Zealand documentary maker, Alister Barry, has been following Donald Brash's career for nearly two decades. Mr Barry considers Dr Brash wants massive tax cuts in order to create a "strategic deficit". “Strategic deficit” refers to a political technique used by President Ronald Reagan and his new right budget director, David Stockman to downsize the state. See... Don Brash and the “Strategic Deficit” [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00023.htm


    Lizard Day Gets Skinks Up-close n Cosy

    - Do you know the difference between a gecko and a skink? Come along to Lizard Day at Karori Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday 27 August and find out. There’ll be fascinating talks between 11am and 2pm and the opportunity to see some real live geckos and skinks up close. There will be other fun activities for kids too. So pack a picnic, round up the whole family and come along – it’s be a great family day out. See... Lizard Day at Karori Wildlife Sanctuary 17/08/05 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0508/S00017.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • More strike action at Radio New Zealand [1]
  • SPCA Says Crippled Dog Neglect Sentence A Warning [2]
  • David Robie's book dedicated to Owen Wilkes [3]
  • Extra Spectrum Completes TriTV's Auckland Coverage [4]
  • Dunedin Music Has A New Home On The Internet [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0508/S00063.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0508/S00039.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0508/S00038.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0508/S00025.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0508/S00026.htm


    Children Starving In Niger While Surrounded By Food

    - A tiny head, eyes closed, lolling above a spine and ribs jutting starkly under the skin exemplifies the face of hunger on the front line of the United Nations-backed war against hunger in Niger today, where 3.5 million people have been affected by poverty. See... Face Of Hunger In Niger [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00055.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Thailand Gets General Assembly Seat Of Honour [1]
  • ISM Update From Palestine [2]
  • DR Congo: Human rights defender assassinated [3]
  • Concern Raised For Uzbek Detainees In Kyrgyzstan [4]
  • Sudan: Garang Killed Children Now More Vulnerable [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00057.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00052.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00051.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00049.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00047.htm


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    SCOOP COLUMNS


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    Paul Buchanan Ends His Tolerance Of Winston

    - Unsubstantiated allegations by Winston Peters that there is an extremist hydra residing within the New Zealand Muslim community, coupled with equally vague claims by a foreign security expert that there are at least ten Islamic militant groups operating here, ... See... P Buchanan: Scaremongering In The Political Gutter [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00039.htm


    Sonia Nettnin: Hiroshima Anniversary This Weekend

    - August 6 and 9 mark the 60th anniversary of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Over 200,000 people died immediately or soon after the 1945 bombings – thousands of Hibakusha (radiation victims) died of leukemia and cancer in the years ... See... 60 Years: Hiroshima-Nagasaki A-Bomb Exhibition [1] MORE:

  • Mark Drolette - Mark Drolette: Nukes And Dolts And Us! Oh, Why? [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00037.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00038.htm


    William Fisher On The Bolton Appointment

    - President Bush poked a thumb in the eye of Senate Democrats today by his recess appointment of John Bolton as America’s ambassador to the United Nations – and triggered wholly predictable responses from the foreign policy community. See... William Fisher: Big Apple Here I Come [1] MORE:

  • John Chuckman - Cartoon: Poop & Scoop Bolton In NYC [2]
  • William Rivers Pitt - Something to Choke On, Again [3]
  • Mark G. Levey - UN Credentials Committee Can Reject Bolton [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00035.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00034.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00025.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00020.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Chuck Baldwin - Remembering The Lessons Of Germany's Past [1]
  • Jim Traue & Ors - Public Address 03/08/05 - Standing Upright [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00033.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00036.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)


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    Brownlee Urges PM To Produce Motorcade Case Notes

    - National Party Deputy Leader Gerry Brownlee says Helen Clark must release her statement of evidence in the speeding motorcade case. "This looks a lot like Paintergate. The PM refuses to be interviewed or answer questions, then gets her lawyers to draw up a statement. "Does this statement support Helen Clark's public comments? "Was Helen Clark cautioned by Police when she signed that statement to Police? "If she was cautioned and told her rights under the Bill of Rights, then this means she was considered a suspect by Police at that time. See…Helen Clark must release statement of evidence [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00086.htm

    No Mana? Peters Hides From Iraqis says Dunne

    - New Zealanders yesterday saw the real Winston Peters - “the craven, unprincipled politician skulking around Parliament, doing everything but facing up like a man to two innocent Iraqis who he had attacked in Parliament”, United Future leader Peter Dunne said today. “They got the full Peters treatment - unsubstantiated allegations made under parliamentary privilege that left their reputations in tatters without so much as a shred of evidence. See... Dunne: Craven Peters hides from Iraqis [1] ALSO:

  • Progressives - Peters Won't Meet The Targets Of His Attacks [2]
  • NZ First - PM’s Silence On Terrorist Groups Not Good Enough [3]
  • Progressive Party - Taking national security seriously [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00072.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00048.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00056.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00062.htm


    MORE POLITICS HEADLINES:

  • Govt - Horomia welcomes new programme for local centres [1]
  • Govt - Hawkins: Valuing volunteer firefighters [2]
  • Govt - Funding boost for dance and drama training in NZ [3]
  • Govt - Certainty for broadcasters: AM/FM Licence offers [4]
  • Govt - RMA improvements a step closer [5]
  • Govt - Anderton introduces Misuse of Drugs Orders [6]
  • Govt - Forest & Bird claim is wrong [7]
  • Govt - MP welcomes programme for local centres, families [8]
  • Govt - Green light for Harbour Link, $150m for BOP trnspt [9]
  • Govt - Anderton asks to strengthen law on E, Speed [10]
  • Govt - RMA: National Party divisions emerge [11]
  • Nats - Families Commission costs double to $9 million [12]
  • Nats - Piecemeal, drip-feed road funding not sound policy [13]
  • Nats - Aide memoire on Budget Provisions [14]
  • United - Superannuitants will be better off with UF [15]
  • United - Commentator catches up with UF [16]
  • United - 15 ok for driving; enforcement of rules is key [17]
  • United - Baldock welcomes $150m Bay road funding package [18]
  • United - NZ First policy: don’t speak funny, mate [19]
  • Greens - C'mon Kiwis, give Holly a hand [20]
  • Greens - Primary Production Committee not at fault [21]
  • NZ First - NZ First Campaign Launch 05 (Part 2) [22]
  • NZ First - Minister Has It Half Right - Peters [23]
  • Progressives - NZ First's Non-Negotiable Policy Proves Negotiable [24]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00089.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00083.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00081.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00080.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00079.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00075.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00074.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00071.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00069.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00068.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00066.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00092.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00091.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00085.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00093.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00088.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00082.htm
    [18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00076.htm
    [19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00070.htm
    [20] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00090.htm
    [21] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00078.htm
    [22] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00084.htm
    [23] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00077.htm
    [24] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00073.htm


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