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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS:
Media: Islamic Community To Meet Offending Mainstream Editors Today
Pakistan: Cartoons Aggravate Islam/West Relations - J.S. Reports
Fiji: Peters Signs Off Governance Aid Programme
Technology: Land Transactions To Be Digital Forms Only
Employment: Statistics NZ Records End To Paid Hour Growth
WEATHER
MORE HEADLINES
Criticism, Violence, and the Political Islamic Movement
Scoop Audio: Redeye - Co-op Radio: Looking beyond the organic label
Scoop Audio: Latest UN News Brief
Tokelau Population to Vote on the Island’s Political Status
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Tse Ming Mok on Different Kinds of Famous People
MORE COMMENTARY

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics):
Immigration: New Migrant Policy A Hit With Employers
Foreign Affairs: Goff Scores NATO Defence Intel Deal
MORE POLITICS NEWS

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Media: Islamic Community To Meet Offending Mainstream Editors Today

Image: Tim Pankhurst.Human Rights Commission has pulled together a meeting of mainstream media and religious representatives in Wellington today to discuss "the issues surrounding the publication of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad in some New Zealand media". The move follows a decision to publish cartoon caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad in Fairfax's Dominion Post and Christchurch Press newspapers. (Pictured: Tim Pankhurst, editor of Fairfax's Dominion Post newspaper) See... Media and religious groups meet about cartoons [1] ALSO:

  • Scoop Audio: From Inside Pakistan, Jon Stephenson Reports On Cartoon Fallout [2]
  • NZ First - Calm Required Over Cartoon Chaos [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0602/S00039.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00058.htm
    [3] - /stories/PA0602/S00081.htm


    Pakistan: Cartoons Aggravate Islam/West Relations - J.S. Reports

    - Scoop Audio: Scoop's Kevin List interviews New Zealand foreign correspondent, Jon Stephenson, on fallout and sensitivities in the Middle East and Islamic countries after some western media, including Wellington's Dominion Post, published cartoon caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. Jon Stephenson is reporting from Pakistan on the plight of victims of the 2005 earthquake that destroyed parts of Kashmir region. See... Scoop Audio: Jon Stephenson Reports On Cartoon Fallout [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00058.htm


    Fiji: Peters Signs Off Governance Aid Programme

    - Today Foreign Minister Winston Peters launched the Fiji Civics Education initiative committing New Zealand funding of FJD$2.53million to UNDP’s Good Governance Programme. The programme aims to make the key institutions of governance more relevant and accessible to the people of Fiji. “New Zealand views the provision of this sort of support as a unique opportunity to assist with developing a fair and robust environment for the future development of Fiji.” See... Foreign Minister to launch Fiji Civics programme [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0602/S00042.htm


    Technology: Land Transactions To Be Digital Forms Only

    - Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) has welcomed Government’s decision to phase out paper-based lodgment of land transactions, and says it is good news for New Zealanders buying, selling and subdividing property. See... Linz to Phase Out Paper Lodgments [1] ALSO:

  • NZ Govt - New era for land transactions in New Zealand [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0602/S00043.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00087.htm


    Employment: Statistics NZ Records End To Paid Hour Growth

    - Total paid hours, as measured by the Quarterly Employment Survey (QES), were relatively unchanged in the year to December 2005, Statistics New Zealand said today. The result is an end to a period of annual growth in paid hours since the December 1998 year. However, strong earnings growth continues, as shown in both the QES and Labour Cost Index (LCI). See... Paid Hours Unchanged, Wages Strong [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0602/S00074.htm


    WEATHER:

  • Welcome Rain Then Unwelcome Hail [1]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0602/S00009.htm


    MORE HEADLINES:

  • Nats' latest nuke flip-flop lacks credibility - Govt [1]
  • Good news – crackdown on speed around schools [2]
  • Search Continues For Missing Diver Off Mana [3]
  • Something’s happening at Carter Observatory [4]
  • The Drunk Monologues [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00093.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0602/S00015.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0602/S00038.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0602/S00010.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0602/S00052.htm


    Criticism, Violence, and the Political Islamic Movement

    - Many Islamists - both those in governments in the Middle East and those that are vying for power and in opposition elsewhere - are openly calling for the heads of the editors of newspapers that have published or republished the caricatures of Mohammad…The response of western and European governments and sections of the media is interesting. Some governments and big business are worried about their trade; others see freedom of expression as harmful to their power and others for purely political reasons follow a strategic policy of accommodation and appeasement of the political Islamic movement. As a result, they all have lost their capacity to defend the unconditional freedom of expression; any reference to this freedom is followed by many ifs and buts. See... Criticism, violence, & political Islamic movement [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0602/S00126.htm


    Scoop Audio: Redeye - Co-op Radio: Looking beyond the organic label

    - Buying organic lettuce that's been shipped thousands of miles from California doesn't make any sense, according to organic farmer Rebecca Kneen. She says we should buy local first and foremost.


    Scoop Audio: Latest UN News Brief

    - Latest UN News Brief [1]


    [1] - http://img.scoop.co.nz/media/audio/0602/UN_brief_7_2_06.m3u


    Tokelau Population to Vote on the Island’s Political Status

    - In preparation for a landmark referendum on Saturday that could change Tokelau’s political status, a team of United Nations observers is going to the tiny South Pacific atolls that make up the Non-Self-Governing Territory, which is currently administered by New Zealand. The polls, which will allow all of Tokelau’s 1,500 citizens to vote, will give the islanders a further opportunity to decide their future after the Territory’s main representative body decided last year to move towards “self-government in free association with New Zealand.” See... UN team heads to Tokelau as it prepares to vote [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0602/S00112.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Turnout for Haitian elections is high, UN mission says [1]
  • Urgent concerns with US over treatment of 5 Cubans [2]
  • Aust: Expanded Terms in UN Oil for Food Inquiry [3]
  • Middle East parties must avoid escalating violence [4]
  • Investments to curb pollution pay off economically [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0602/S00113.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0602/S00123.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0602/S00120.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0602/S00116.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0602/S00115.htm


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    SCOOP COLUMNS


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    Tse Ming Mok on Different Kinds of Famous People

    - The year I moved to Wellington one of my flatmates got incredibly excited that I knew someone on Shortland Street. People get excited about that sort of thing in Wellington. I got excited that she knew Kate Camp - and yes she thought that was weird. If you're an Aucklander, knowing actors is not a very big deal. New Zealand actors, even if they're in a movie, are generally still poor and just shlumping around, freely accessible. See... Public Address: Mt Roskill Will Take Over World [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00069.htm


    MORE COMMENTARY:

  • Bush Takes Heat on Oprah's Couch (Satire) [1]
  • Ernest Partridge: The View (Of The US) From Abroad [2] \
  • Cohn: Bush Mouthpiece Defends Illegal Spying [3]
  • After Downing Street: $1000 Reward Offered For Bush Iraq Question [4]
  • Cindy Sheehan: Numbers [5]
  • Narco News Coverage of Elections in Haiti [6]
  • Narconews: The Other Campaign Has Reached Oaxaca [7]
  • Voting Is A Basic Right Of The Nepali People [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00068.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00067.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00066.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00065.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00064.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00063.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00062.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00061.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)


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    Immigration: New Migrant Policy A Hit With Employers

    - Employers are impressed by the great skilled migrants they're finding, says Immigration Minister David Cunliffe. A new survey has found that the vast majority of employers are pleased with the skilled migrants they are hiring under the Skilled Migrant Category introduced in 2003. The survey – Skilled Migrants in New Zealand: Employers' Perspective – has found that 81 per cent of employers are impressed with the performance of their skilled migrant staff. See... Employers Impressed By Skilled Migrants [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00092.htm


    Foreign Affairs: Goff Scores NATO Defence Intel Deal

    - New Zealand and NATO have reached agreement on exchanging classified information on a regular basis, which will help facilitate peacekeeping operations where both are involved. The Exchange of Letters took place today in Brussels when Defence Minister Phil Goff met with NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer. "New Zealand has worked with NATO in Bosnia and currently operates alongside NATO forces in Afghanistan. This agreement will provide for the exchange of classified information on a regular basis, rather than on an ad hoc basis as has been the practice to date," Mr Goff said. See... NZ, NATO agreement to exchange classified info [1] OTHER DEFENCE NEWS: Goff inspects Navy's new MRV at Dutch shipyard [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00064.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00063.htm


    MORE POLITICS NEWS:

  • Govt - O'Connor speaks at WHO tobacco control conference [1]
  • Govt - Appointment round for Queen's Counsel [2]
  • Govt - Funding helps more children into early education [3]
  • Govt - New era for land transactions in New Zealand [4]
  • Govt - Minister receives special tribunal report [5]
  • Govt - Mallard: Rowing/Banklink sponsorship launch [6]
  • Govt - Survey aims to help build safer communities [7]
  • Govt - Diplock Reappointed to Securities Commission [8]
  • Govt - Dunne: Financial Planners and Advisors Assoc [9]
  • Govt - 30 Timaru families set to snuggle up to clean heat [10]
  • United Future - United Nations No Place For Treaty Claims [11]
  • Nats - Another tax backdown coming from Govt [12]
  • Nats - Schools - significant, ongoing financial hardship [13]
  • Maori Party - Maori Party asks 'what's the joke?' [14]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00091.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00090.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00088.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00087.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00084.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00082.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00079.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00078.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00077.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00075.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00083.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00089.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00080.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00076.htm

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