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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS:
Nationwide Sleep-In For Current Affairs Fans Looms With Clark's Loss
Brownlee: Green Jobs "Another Chink In The Constitutional Armour"
Whaling: Paul Buchanan on NZ and the Whalers
Medical: Fourth MeNZB Dose Approved for Youngest Children
Wildlife: Kiwi Battles For The Bears
YOU SAID IT! Dr Brash's Anti Racism Message Gets Short Shrift From A Reader
Scoop Report: Figures Reveal Expensive Campaign To Portray Labour As Spendthrifts
MORE HEADLINES
Greenpeace to 'Coal Pact': Prove how you'll reduce emissions
Scoop Audio: Noam Zolfikar - Acehen human rights activist talks about Aceh human rights abuses
Scoop Audio: Latest UN News Brief
Iranian nation determined to defend nuclear right
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Stephen Knight: Balancing Trade and Environment
Public Address: Christie of London
Scoop Full Coverage: The NSA Domestic Spying Scandal
More Commentary

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Nationwide Sleep-In For Current Affairs Fans Looms With Clark's Loss

- Linda Clark is to leave National Radio’s Nine To Noon programme in March after presenting the high profile show for almost four years. The announcement was made today in a joint statement from Radio New Zealand and Linda Clark. Linda Clark has hosted Nine to Noon, New Zealand’s leading current affairs radio programme, since July 2002. See... Linda Clark To Leave Nine To Noon [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0601/S00049.htm


Brownlee: Green Jobs "Another Chink In The Constitutional Armour" -

National's Deputy leader Gerry Brownlee has been hounding the Government and the Green Party over arrangements for Green Party liaison positions. Scoop got in touch with Mr Brownlee in an effort to discover why he was hot under the collar over the Green job opportunities. See... Brownlee Explains National Vs Greens Scrap [1] ALSO:

  • National - Extra tax subsidy for Greens must end [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0601/S00083.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0601/S00027.htm


    Whaling: Paul Buchanan on NZ and the Whalers

    - The New Zealand response is problematic for several reasons. Like it or not, this increasingly violent dispute is a political issue foremost, and governments are already involved. Not only is the scientific whaling project funded in part by the Japanese government, and the New Zealand government wholly opposed to it. See... The Geopolitical Implications Of The Southern Ocean Whaling Conflict [1] ALSO:

  • NZ Govt - NZ Not Sending Frigate To Watch Whaling Stoush [2]
  • NZ Govt - NZ reiterates deep concern about whaling [3]
  • Green Party - More excuses from Government on whales [4]
  • Maritime Union - Union members will refuse to work Japanese Ships [5]
  • Sea Shepherd - Sea Shepherd Intends to Ram, Disable Pirate Whalers [6]
  • Sea Shepherd - Sea Shepherd Sideswipes Japanese Whaling Supply Ship [7]
  • Greenpeace - Japanese Whalers ram Greenpeace ship [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0601/S00084.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0601/S00063.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0601/S00024.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0601/S00023.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0601/S00023.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0601/S00060.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0601/S00035.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0601/S00008.htm


    Medical: Fourth MeNZB Dose Approved for Youngest Children

    - A 4th dose of the MeNZB vaccine is being introduced for all babies who received their 1st dose before they were six months old. This follows medicines regulator Medsafe granting approval for a 4th dose of the vaccine to be administered to babies, the age group at greatest risk from the country's group B meningococcal epidemic. A 4th dose was signalled as likely when the vaccine was first licensed for young babies. See... Extra protection for babies with 4th MeNZB dose [1] ALSO:

  • National - Full information needed to enhance confidence [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0601/S00019.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0601/S00028.htm


    Wildlife: Kiwi Battles For The Bears -

    Auckland born vet nurse, Tracey Hampton 28, will be speaking about her experience working with bears rescued from Chinese bile farms at a public talk this Saturday at Parnell Conference Centre. Tracey spent 13 months working at the Sanctuary in Chengdu run by the Hong Kong based charity, Animals Asia Foundation, who has undertaken to end the barbaric practice of bile farming and ultimately rescue 7,000 bears. See... NZ Vet Nurse And The Worlds Largest Bear Rescue [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0601/S00010.htm


    YOU SAID IT! Dr Brash's Anti Racism Message Gets Short Shrift From A Reader

    - "You might recall during the electoral campaign in which you described New Zealander's as either 'iwi' or 'kiwi'. Never mind the pain or hurt you caused many people, most of all we citizens of New Zealand who are of Maori descent. Somehow in your limited thinking you promoted the view that because we 'citizens' were less than being 'mainstream' or even a New Zealander, didn't justify us being embraced or referred to as being 'Kiwis'." See... Scoop Feedback: Christmas Leftovers [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0601/S00053.htm


    Scoop Report: Figures Reveal Expensive Campaign To Portray Labour As Spendthrifts -

    In the battle for the hearts and minds of the New Zealand voter in 2005 National spent in excess of two million dollars. According to figures that have just become available at the Electoral Commission National spent $2,128,028 (incl GST) on election advertising for the 2005 election campaign. National's biggest single expense by far in the 2005 campaign was Billboard rental. See... National Pushes Limits Of Campaign Spending [1] ALSO:

  • Kevin List -Level Playing Field For Candidates Disappears [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0601/S00049.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00229.htm


    MORE HEADLINES:

  • Scholarship students benefit from huge changes [1]
  • Time To Protect Our Police - Mark [2]
  • TVNZ Appoints Expat Kiwi To Top Marketing Job [3]
  • Kaumatua Passes Away Suddenly [4]
  • NZSO Listings: March - May 2006 [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0601/S00022.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0601/S00021.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0601/S00044.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0601/S00023.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0601/S00027.htm


    Greenpeace to 'Coal Pact': Prove how you'll reduce emissions

    - US and Australian delegates attending today’s Asia-Pacific climate conference in Sydney are trying to ‘hoodwink’ the public by claiming that voluntary agreements to make coal cleaner would be all we need to tackle climate change, Greenpeace said today. Greenpeace clean energy campaign leader, Catherine Fitzpatrick, said “It appears that, as we had feared, this conference is all about protecting the coal industry and not about taking serious action to tackle climate change. See... Greenpeace to 'Coal Pact': Prove how you'll reduce emissions [1] ALSO:

  • Tackle climate change and save the whales [2]
  • Howard lacks courage to tackle climate change [3]
  • Nuclear focus at Asia-Pacific climate pact meeting [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0601/S00113.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0601/S00112.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0601/S00111.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0601/S00100.htm


    Scoop Audio: Noam Zolfikar - Acehen human rights activist talks about Aceh human rights abuses

    - Zolfikar interviewed by Aaron Skudder and Angelique Kasmar for Radio Chomsky


    Scoop Audio: Latest UN News Brief


    Iranian nation determined to defend nuclear right

    - Underlining that Iran calls for justice for the whole world, the president said that Iran will neither overlook its legal right nor allow the enemies to deprive it of such a right. Concerning Palestine, Ahmadinejad said that a number of occupiers have been shedding blood in this land for about 60 years, while others with unknown whereabouts assassinate the innocent Palestinians. See... Iranian nation determined to defend nuclear right [1] ALSO:

  • Iran: UN concern, removal of seals on uranium site [2]
  • Australia Condemns Iran's Latest Nuclear Steps [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0601/S00110.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0601/S00108.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0601/S00099.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Turkey: UN warns bird flu virus may become endemic [1]
  • US Committed to Bush-Sharon understandings [2]
  • West Virginia mine disaster: official whitewash [3]
  • Republican Party crisis deepens: DeLay forced out [4]
  • Bangladesh: Islamic Militants Target Journalists [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0601/S00107.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0601/S00117.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0601/S00116.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0601/S00115.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0601/S00102.htm


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    SCOOP COLUMNS


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    Stephen Knight: Balancing Trade and Environment

    - Frustratingly, freeing up global trade also increases the risk of increasing rates of climate change and further reductions in global and local biodiversity. To avoid this risk, the three need to be tied together during decision-making. To a limited extent they are at a research and analysis level, such as with investment in sustainable farming. See... Trade, biodiversity and climate change [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0601/S00075.htm


    Public Address: Christie of London

    - The thing about writing anything about London, is it's all been written before. Usually by people a lot smarter and more astute than me. Or should that be I? (Better sort that one out before me head to Oxford on Thursday.) But anyway, a few brief observations about the trip thus far... See... Public Address 12/01/06 - Dirty Ol' Town [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0601/S00082.htm


    Scoop Full Coverage: The NSA Domestic Spying Scandal

    - 2006 began with Mr. Bush brazenly insisting that he can unilaterally order wiretaps on American citizens without judicial oversight, even if warrantless domestic wiretaps are explicitly prohibited by federal law. Under what rationale? Mr. Bush claims the virtually unlimited presidential power to override any laws, and even to cancel our constitutionally-guaranteed civil liberties, because the US is at war. See... E.A. Peterson: On The Necessity Of Impeachment [1] MORE ON THE NSA SPYING SCANDAL:

  • Jason Leopold: The NSA Spy Engine - Echelon [2]
  • Michael Hammerschlag - Unpatriotic Spying [3]
  • Fitrakis - Did The NSA Help Bush Hack The Vote? [4]
  • Ray McGovern - Heck of a Job, Hayden! [5]
  • Jason Leopold - NSA Destroyed Evidence of Domestic Spying [6]
  • Jason Leopold - Bolton Testimony Revealed Domestic Spying [7]
  • David Swanson- What Fate Awaits NSA Spying Whistleblower [8]
  • EARLIER:
  • Jason Leopold - Bush-NSA Spying in Defiance of Congress, Court [9]
  • Jason Leopold - Rice Authorized NSA To Spy On UNSC [10]
  • William Rivers Pitt - Going Too Far [11]
  • Marjorie Cohn - Marjorie Cohn: Big Brother Bush Is Listening [12]
  • Doug Giebel - Impeaching President Bush: A Game Of Ambiguity [13]
  • Norman Solomon - NSA Spied on UN Diplomats in Iraq Invasion Push [14]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0601/S00080.htm
    [2] - Jason Leopold: The NSA Spy Engine - Echelon
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0601/S00059.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0601/S00065.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0601/S00039.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0601/S00038.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0601/S00011.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0601/S00007.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00295.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00265.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00287.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00277.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00274.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00268.htm


    More Commentary

  • Mazur: Sotheby's Pre-Auction Euphronios Transcript [1]
  • Narconews: Road Team Uncloaks Yucatán with Video & Reports [2]
  • Spc. Doug Barber: PTSD - A Soldier's Personal War! [3]
  • Ramzy Baroud: Politics of Chaos: Gaza’s Turmoil in Context [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0601/S00076.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0601/S00081.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0601/S00079.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0601/S00078.htm

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