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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS:
Video: Rebecca Wright Interviews Robert Fisk While In Lebanon
Scoop Review: David Robie's Book Is A Must Read For All Pacific Peoples
Scoop Report: Kevin List Interviews John Key Over Latest TVNZ Fiasco
Waitangi Day: Harawira Says Waitangi Day Remains Relevant
Tourism: Overseas Visitor Numbers Drop Two Percent
MORE HEADLINES
IFJ Calls for “Robust Debate” as Denmark Cartoonists Row Leads to Media Sacking
Scoop Audio: Latest UN News Brief
Iran: Hundreds arrested as persecution of trade unionists escalates
Video: Bush Delivers State Of The Nation Warning To Foreign Opposition
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES

SCOOP COLUMNS:
New Book: More Leaked Memos, Freakier Bush
Che Tibby Gets Distracted from Treaty Issues
MORE COMMENTARY

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics):
History: Govt attaches Memorial To WWI Hero In Parliament Buildings
MORE POLITICS NEWS


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Video: Rebecca Wright Interviews Robert Fisk While In Lebanon

New Zealand based broadcaster Rebecca Wright traveled to Lebanon assisted by New Zealand foreign correspondent, Jon Stephenson, and interviewed Robert Fisk on the 'War On Terror' and Middle East events. Fisk offers a candid and frank insight into what many call a clash of civilizations. See... Video: Rebecca Wright Interviews Robert Fisk [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00021.htm


Scoop Review: David Robie's Book Is A Must Read For All Pacific Peoples

- If you have not yet bought or read Eyes Of Fire, you really owe it to yourself to do so. The memorial edition of David Robie’s Eyes of Fire: The Last Voyage of the Rainbow Warrior is an in depth look at the last voyage of the Rainbow Warrior. Originally published in 1986, it brings the era to life in a way that a more retrospective book could not do. Robie himself lived that last journey through the Pacific on board the Warrior. See... Eyes Of Fire: When Nuclear Wars Came To Town [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00028.htm


Scoop Report: Kevin List Interviews John Key Over Latest TVNZ Fiasco

- Today news broke that former TVNZ Chief Executive Ian Fraser would not be representing TVNZ at a Commonwealth Broadcasters conference being held in Delhi, India, this month. According to the NZ Herald Mr Fraser considers he has been penalised by TVNZ for speaking his mind. While Mr Fraser will not be jetting around the world on a TVNZ credit card Scoop understands Mr Fraser would still be able to utilise the coffee making facilities of TVNZ head office. See... Scoop IV: Key Defends 'Staying At Home' Fraser [1] ALSO:

  • National - Ian Fraser's punishment outrageous [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00023.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00037.htm


    Waitangi Day: Harawira Says Waitangi Day Remains Relevant

    - Hone Harawira, Maori Party MP for Tai Tokerau "I agree with Dr Moon that very few people have a good understanding of the significance and purpose of Te Tiriti o Waitangi" said Hone Harawira, Maori Party MP for Tai Tokerau, and long-time Treaty activist,"but his suggestion that Waitangi Day has become 'little more than a parade for politicians and protestors', is at odds with reality." See... Waitangi Day Rocks [1] MORE WAITANGI NEWS:

  • Horomia - Waitangi Day, a day for all [2]
  • Prime Minister at Marae on Waitangi Day [3]
  • Alternative routes for Waitangi Weekend [4]
  • Picnic Weather For Weekend And Waitangi Day [5]
  • Waitakere community gathers at Open Marae [6]
  • Waitangi Day At The Mount With Music And Art [7]
  • UF - Waitangi Day: when will the scrapping end? [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00020.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00028.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0602/S00011.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0602/S00012.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0602/S00007.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0601/S00114.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0602/S00001.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00045.htm


    Tourism: Overseas Visitor Numbers Drop Two Percent

    - There were 307,100 short-term overseas visitor arrivals to New Zealand in December 2005, a decrease of 6,000 (2 percent) from December 2004, Statistics New Zealand said today. More visitors came from China and Samoa and fewer from Australia and the United Kingdom compared with the previous December. Seasonally adjusted monthly visitor arrivals were up 2 percent in December 2005, following a decrease of 1 percent in November 2005. See... Visitor Arrivals Down 2 Percent [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0602/S00021.htm


    MORE HEADLINES:

  • Maori Party - Govt Refusal to Hold Hui on Marae Angers Veterans [1]
  • Govt - New Zealanders well-informed of bird flu risk [2]
  • NZ gives Aussies a serve over apples at WTO [3]
  • RNZAF Responds to Emergency at Ohakea [4]
  • Broadband story unconvincing, a disaster for NZ [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00043.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00042.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00036.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0602/S00022.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0602/S00044.htm


    IFJ Calls for “Robust Debate” as Denmark Cartoonists Row Leads to Media Sacking

    - The role of media in promoting better understanding between different cultures calls for a “robust and frank” dialogue among journalists and media professionals said the International Federation of Journalists today, commenting on the row over cartoons in Danish media which have sparked outrage in some parts of the Muslim world. The IFJ is calling for media on all sides to avoid actions that might provoke community tensions both at home and abroad. See... "Robust Debate": Denmark Cartoonists Row [1] ALSO:

  • Appeal for calm, dialogue on Prophet caricatures [2]
  • Danish cartoon controversy, Annan says free press must fully respect all religions [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0602/S00058.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0602/S00046.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0602/S00049.htm


    Scoop Audio: Latest UN News Brief

    - Scoop Audio: Latest UN News Brief [1]


    [1] - http://img.scoop.co.nz/media/audio/0602/UN_brief_2_2_06.m3u


    Iran: Hundreds arrested as persecution of trade unionists escalates

    - Iranian authorities have again targeted trade unionists at Sherkate Vahed, Teheran's bus company, in the latest wave of brutal repression. The ICFTU, in a letter to the country's authorities, strongly condemned the new arrests of several hundred trade unionists and their families, including eight executive members of the Sherkate Vahed union. The union's leader, Mansour Osanloo, has been in prison since 22 December. See... Iran: Hundreds arrested as persecution of trade unionists escalates [1] ALSO:

  • Another execution in Iran [2]
  • Draft resolution on Iran introduced at UN IAEA [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0602/S00061.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0602/S00067.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0602/S00055.htm


    Video: Bush Delivers State Of The Nation Warning To Foreign Opposition

    - "Abroad, our nation is committed to an historic, long-term goal -- we seek the end of tyranny in our world. Some dismiss that goal as misguided idealism… Dictatorships shelter terrorists, and feed resentment and radicalism, and seek weapons of mass destruction. Democracies replace resentment with hope, respect the rights of their citizens and their neighbors, and join the fight against terror. Every step toward freedom in the world makes our country safer -- so we will act boldly in freedom's cause." See... Video: Bush Delivers State of the Union Address [1] ALSO:

  • Text: President Bush Delivers State of Union Address [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0602/S00019.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0602/S00018.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Indonesian claims on West Papuan refugees not credible [1]
  • Transatlantic split persists over GM food [2]
  • Military Versus Government In Fiji [3]
  • Tightening of the siege imposed on the Gaza Strip [4]
  • UN Calls for release of aid workers abducted in Sri Lanka [5]
  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0602/S00068.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0602/S00066.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0602/S00062.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0602/S00060.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0602/S00047.htm


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    SCOOP COLUMNS


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    New Book: More Leaked Memos, Freakier Bush

    - The Guardian is reporting that Bush told Blair "that the US was so worried about the failure to find hard evidence against Saddam that it thought of 'flying U2 reconnaissance aircraft planes with fighter cover over Iraq, painted in UN colours'. Mr Bush added: 'If Saddam fired on them, he would be in breach [of UN resolutions]'." See... Phony UN Airplanes to Provoke War [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00030.htm


    Che Tibby Gets Distracted from Treaty Issues

    - Have pretty much just gotten home from a very interesting 'debate' at Te Papa. The topic was the Treaty of Waitangi, and as I'm sure you'll be aware it's something I think we should all take a positive interest in... Actually, walking home barely topped the experience of listening to Geoffrey Palmer and Joe Williams Talk about their respective vision of our social futures. I should mention that it wasn't actually a debate as such, but more of an exposition of ideas. So why did the walk home top the debate? See... Public Address 03/02/06 - Conquering dictatorship [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00029.htm


    MORE COMMENTARY:

  • Ernest Partridge: A Moral Philosophy for Progressives [1]
  • Daniel Patrick Welch: What an Idiot! [2]
  • Sanjay Upadhya: Nepal's Year Of Clarity Without Conviction [3]
  • G C Fraser: 40,000 Arab-Israelis to be Moved as Hamas Rises [4]
  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00031.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00024.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00026.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00025.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)


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    History: Govt attaches Memorial To WWI Hero In Parliament Buildings

    - Sixteen years is quite a long time to wait to attach a memorial plaque to a wall, but that’s how long Cabinet Minister Jim Anderton had to wait to see a memorial to Colonel William Malone, hero of Chunuk Bair go up in Parliament’s main foyer. “When I first encountered this story,” Anderton said, “I was astonished that Malone, although mentioned in despatches, was not decorated for this feat. See... Malone Plaque installed [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00047.htm


    MORE POLITICS NEWS:

  • Govt - Nanaia Mahuta: Lake Okaro Wetlands Opening [1]
  • Govt - Boost for confidence in forestry [2]
  • Govt - Pacific unemployment benefit numbers drop by 18% i [3]
  • Govt - Manufacturers to benefit from new CER rules [4]
  • Govt - New Zealanders well-informed of bird flu risk [5]
  • Govt - NZ gives Aussies a serve over apples at WTO [6]
  • Progs - Anderton says farmer's contribution is undervalued [7]
  • NZ First - Weight of WTO May Be Good News for Aussies [8]
  • Nats - More DHBs face cash crisis [9]
  • Nats - Govt not well-informed of bird flu risk [10]
  • Nats - Grants review shows 'Jobs Machine' a hoax [11]
  • Greens - Greens urge caution on Iran issue [12]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00049.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00048.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00046.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00044.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00042.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00036.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00051.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00041.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00054.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00050.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00038.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00039.htm


    POLITICAL COLUMNS:

  • ACT - Heather Roy's Diary - February 3 2006 [1]
  • Nats - Mapp Report: The Future Of Our Country [2]
  • Nats - News Worthy, 3 February 2006 - No. 59 [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00053.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00052.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00040.htm © Scoop Media

     
     
     
     
     
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