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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS:
Labour Announces Pledge No.4 – Treaty Claim Cut Off Date
NEW SCOOP AUDIO:
NZ LEAD: National Releases MFAT Notes on Lockwood Smith
Paul Buchanan Ends His Tolerance Of Winston
Dunne Questions National's Understanding of MMP -
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Sonia Nettnin: Hiroshima Anniversary This Weekend
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Satire: Lyndon Hood Approves Of The War On Intolerance
Hard News & More From Public Address
Bernard Weiner On The Leaving of Iraq
MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics):
PM's Press Conference On Streaming Video For The FIRST TIME!
Treasury Forecasts Cost Of Labour's Tertiary Loan Policy
Govt Welcomes NCEA Review
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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS


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Labour Announces Pledge No.4 – Treaty Claim Cut Off Date

[1] - Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that Labour’s election pledge card would include a policy for all historical Treaty claims to be lodged by 1 September 2008, with the aim of settling all claims by 2020. Helen Clark said Labour is committed to completing historical Treaty settlements, and recognises the importance for Maori and for all of New Zealand of doing so as soon as possible. See... Pledge No 4: Treaty settlements [2] ALSO:

  • Labour - Treaty Settlements Questions and Answers [3]
  • Labour - Treaty Settlements Labour’s Vision [4]
  • Labour - Treaty Settlement Achievements [5]
  • Labour - Treaty of Waitangi – negotiations and settlements [6]
  • National - Treaty claims: no end in sight under Labour [7]
  • NZ First - What About Those With Their Noses In The Trough? [8]
  • ACT - Labour's Treaty time limits bogus [9]
  • United - Smith: Govt takes too long on Treaty [10]
  • Destiny NZ - "Labour Treaty Policy Sets Maori Up To Fail!" [11]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00125.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00125.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00129.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00128.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00127.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00126.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00131.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00133.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00132.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00138.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0508/S00060.htm


    SCOOP AUDIO:

    ”Click [1] SCOOP AUDIO: Radio Adelaide (Selwyn Manning: Thursday August 4 05) [2] ”Click [3] SCOOP AUDIO: Radio Active (Kevin List: Thursday August 4 05) [4]


    [1] - http://img.scoop.co.nz/media/audio/0508/smllradioadelaide040805a.m3u
    [2] - http://img.scoop.co.nz/media/audio/0508/smllradioadelaide040805a.m3u
    [3] - http://img.scoop.co.nz/media/audio/0508/klradioactive40805a.m3u
    [4] - http://img.scoop.co.nz/media/audio/0508/klradioactive40805a.m3u


    NZ LEAD:

    Image of Lockwood
Smith courtesy of www.national.org.nz National Releases MFAT Notes on Lockwood Smith [1] - Scoop's Kevin List writes that yesterday National Party Deputy Leader Gerry Brownlee released the notes held by Dr Lockwood Smith in relation to an informal meeting Dr Smith had with US Senators 18 months ago. Dr Smith and National Party leader Dr Brash were in the United States meeting with a United States Congressional Delegation at the time the notes were taken. The details of the meeting were transcribed by an official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and cabled back to Wellington. See... National Releases Notes On Nuclear Policy [2] ALSO:

  • Scoop Transcript - MFAT Cable Regarding Dr Lockwood Smith [3]
  • National - National releases notes from US meeting [4]
  • Scoop Report: Goff Alleges National Sought US Help [5]
  • Smith disgusted by cheap political shot
  • Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 2 August 2005 [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00041.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00041.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00031.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00095.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00029.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00063.htm


    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


    Dunne Questions National's Understanding of MMP -

    United Future leader Peter Dunne said today the National Party appears to believe it will govern the country on its own after the election, judging by the latest hysterical outburst from its so-called families spokeswoman, Judith Collins. See... Nats' 'born to rule' attitude re-surfaces [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00113.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Parliament’s last Act Sabotages RMA - ECO [1]
  • National to send out a million 'Taxathon' pamphlet [2]
  • Comment on release of second NZQA review [3]
  • Growth in advertised vacancies easing [4]
  • NZQA commits to culture change [5]
  • Christians and Jews Deplore Peters Statement [6]
  • ISP Group Meets With Minister [7]
  • BNZ and Westpac share common problem [8]
  • New vehicle sales keep on keeping on [9]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0508/S00064.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0508/S00061.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0508/S00059.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0508/S00058.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0508/S00055.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0508/S00054.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0508/S00095.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0508/S00090.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0508/S00087.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


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • State Dept. Daily Press Briefing August 3, 2005 [1]
  • Nicholas Burns Interview With BBC Uzbek Service [2]
  • Remarks on the Future of U.S. Policy in Colombia [3]
  • Robert Zoellick Remarks at U.S. Embassy Beijing [4]
  • UNESCO Deplores Journalist’s Killing [5]
  • Latin American Debt Relief Less Than Meets the Eye [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00067.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00066.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00065.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00064.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00063.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00062.htm

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    SCOOP COLUMNS


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    Lyndon Hood Approves Of The War On Intolerance

    - Our Western society has a tradition of mutual tolerance and free speech going all the way back to Torquemada and Joseph McCarthy. That's why, when people from other cultures who don't understand our tolerant traditions join our tolerant and accepting society, they should be watched like hawks every time they go out in the street in case they're suicide bombers. See... L. Hood: That Nice Mr Peters' War on Intolerence [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00050.htm


    Hard News & More From Public Address

    - While volleys fly back and forth over what Lockwood Smith really said to the American senators about the nuclear ships band, I've been surprised that more hasn't been said about the predicament of the MFAT official involved... See... Public Address 04/08/05 - Scandal Sheet! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00049.htm


    Bernard Weiner On The Leaving of Iraq

    - As we've learned over the past four-plus years, no matter what the spin justifications employed by Bush&Co. spokesmen -- terrorism, national-security, freedom's on the march -- it's usually the politics, stupid. See... US Leaving Iraq? - It's Still the Politics, Stupid [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00044.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Stirling Newberry - Stirling Newberry: New Politicking in Ohio [1]
  • David Swanson - Re: The Washington Post Defence Of Judith Miller [2]
  • Jack Dalton - Dalton: The Plight of Pvt. Jonathan Barriga, USMC [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00047.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00046.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00045.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)


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    PM's Press Conference On Streaming Video For The FIRST TIME!

    - Today Scoop in collaboration with R2.co.nz [1] offers readers a first in New Zealand media - full access to the weekly PM's Press Conference, via streaming video. Helen Clark discusses the speeding motorcade issue, and faces a series of questions regarding coalition deals. The PM also comments on New Zealand First leader Winston Peters’ accusations that dangerous people are living among New Zealand’s immigrant community. See... Scoop Video: PM's Post-Cabinet Press Conference [2]


    [1] - http://www.R2.co.nz
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00016.htm


    Treasury Forecasts Cost Of Labour's Tertiary Loan Policy

    - A report released today by Treasury forecasting the take-up of student loans following the introduction of the no-interest-while-studying policy shows just how inaccurate forecasting of behaviour can be, Education Minister Trevor Mallard said. See... Economists getting it wrong on loans for years [1] ALSO:

  • Nats - Labour has no credibility in education [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00145.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00144.htm


    Govt Welcomes NCEA Review

    - Education Minister Trevor Mallard today welcomed the independent review of NCEA that shows most people back the system because it improves students' learning and improves teaching, and he also noted the work underway to address the issues raised. See... Independent report welcomed [1] ALSO:

  • ACT - Tinkering will not fix NCEA mess [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00120.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00123.htm


    MORE POLITICS HEADLINES:

  • Govt - NZ Steel seeks Negotiated Greenhouse Agreement [1]
  • Govt - Anderton: Maori & the sustainable energy business [2]
  • Govt - Improving tourism experience, guarding environment [3]
  • Govt - Financial Intermediaries Taskforce report welcomed [4]
  • Govt - New walking access consultation panel formed [5]
  • National - Labour ignores immigrant residency scam [6]
  • NZ First - Leaky Homes First [7]
  • NZ First - Mark Not Surprised By National's Defence Flip Flop [8]
  • NZ First - Young Crims Given Sanctuary Under Labour [9]
  • Progressives - NZ First rejection of MP's register says it all [10]
  • Greens - Greens offer Aucklanders way to fund electric rail [11]
  • Greens - Maori Green MP campaigning in Sydney tomorrow [12]
  • Greens - Rejection of breastfeeding call fails mothers [13]
  • ACT - National's back down on defence disappointing [14]
  • ACT - Access panel stalking horse for Labour [15]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00121.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00119.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00137.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00136.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00134.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00118.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00146.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00142.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00117.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00143.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00135.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00124.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00116.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00122.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00139.htm

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