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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS:
Video: Youth Workers Mobilised On Wage Campaign Trail
Scoop Report: Brownlee Quizzed On Election Spending
ICT: Local, National Politicians United by Web Surfing
Health: WHO's Coming To New Zealand For Regional Meeting
Pacific: Tokelau Referendum For Independence Encouraged
Agriculture: Beekeepers Concerned MAF Will Let In New Honey Bee Disease
MORE HEADLINES
Critical Report on Australian Immigration’s Powers to Deport Long-Term Residents Released
Scoop Audio: Latest UN News Brief
Cindy Sheehan: It's Not Enough to Criticize
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Gregory Fortuin on Cartoons and Drawing Lessons
Richard S. Ehrlich: Background to the New Terror Plot
MORE COMMENTARY

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics):
Justice: Restorative Justice Model Reduces Reoffending - Report
Health: Ryall Set To Battle Government Over Old Napier Hospital Costs
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Video: Youth Workers Mobilised On Wage Campaign Trail

Scoop Images. Political Movement 2006-Style: Over 1000 fast food workers, mobilised by Unite Union, supported by the CTU and affiliated unions, the Maori Party, Green Party - a burgeoning youth political movement is demanding that the minimum wage be increased to $12 per hour. The SuperSizeMyPay.Com campaign began concentrating on fast food retailers and is poised to expand out into all low wage sectors. See... Video: Unite Mobilises Youth In Minimum Wage Push [1] ALSO:

  • Unite - Meeting Supports Campaign against Low Wages [2]
  • Maori Party - Pita Sharples Speech: Rally to Support Low Paid [3]
  • Unite - Musicians & Community Support Low Paid Workers [4]
  • CPAG - Campaign to lift life chances for poorest children [5]
  • Matt McCarten Speech: The Great Rip Off! [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00120.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0602/S00088.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00139.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0602/S00072.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0602/S00080.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0602/S00073.htm

    Scoop Report: Brownlee Quizzed On Election Spending

    - National's Deputy Leader Gerry Brownlee has been spearheading the opposition attacks regarding Labour's alleged overspending. In a press statement released yesterday Mr Brownlee considered Labour was digging itself into an even deeper hole regarding their electoral spending. Scoop caught up with Mr Brownlee yesterday afternoon to see if he had received any answers to these questions and was given the benefit of his righteous indignation at what he sees as either, an arrogant, or ill-funded Labour Party dead set on bending the electoral rules to suit itself. See... Scoop IV: Brownlee On Labour's Election Spending [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00128.htm


    ICT: Local, National Politicians United by Web Surfing

    - More than 700 people and representatives from 90 governments will be ‘surfing’ in Wellington next month as the city hosts a major international conference on the Internet. Communications Minister David Cunliffe and Wellington’s Mayor Kerry Prendergast today announced the ICANN Wellington conference by straddling surfboards. See... Surf’s up – Wellington hosts major Internet conference [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0602/S00081.htm


    Health: WHO's Coming To New Zealand For Regional Meeting

    - New Zealand has been confirmed as the host of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee Meeting in September 2006, Health Minister Pete Hodgson announced today. Meanwhile the National Party says hospitals are cutting services while attempting to balance the books. The meeting of 37 Western Pacific member states will be the first to be held in New Zealand since 1973. See... NZ to host World Health Organisation meeting. And [1] DHBs tackle cash crisis with service cuts [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00154.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00160.htm


    Pacific: Tokelau Referendum For Independence Encouraged

    - Prime Minister Helen Clark today welcomed the commencing of Tokelau’s referendum on whether to become self-governing in free association with New Zealand or remain a dependent territory of New Zealand. The referendum on Tokelau’s self-determination is being undertaken in the presence of the United Nations from 11 to 15 February. All Tokelauans aged 18 years and over who are normally resident in Tokelau are eligible to participate in the vote. See... NZ welcomes Tokelau referendum [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00141.htm


    Agriculture: Beekeepers Concerned MAF Will Let In New Honey Bee Disease

    - Members of the National Beekeepers Association are concerned that the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry could allow the introduction of a new honey bee disease causing organism into New Zealand. Beekeepers are still reeling from the ravages of the varroa bee mite that has killed most feral hives, reduced managed hives in the North Island by 22,000, and caused many beekeepers to give up beekeeping. Since Varroa arrived almost six years ago, the country has lost a total of 1,990 beekeepers, 3,171 apiaries and 27,314 hives from the industry. See… A New Bee Disease could be Released into NZ [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0602/S00127.htm


    MORE HEADLINES:

  • Xtra To Launch Faster Broadband And Lower Prices [1]
  • State-Integrated schools charge $5000 fees [2]
  • Steady Growth in the Property Market [3]
  • WTO Forcing Unsafe GE Food on Consumers [4]
  • Blueprints to protect Auckland's waters [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0602/S00131.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0602/S00025.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0602/S00128.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0602/S00022.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0602/S00074.htm


    Critical Report on Australian Immigration’s Powers to Deport Long-Term Residents Released

    - Prof. McMillan said: ‘A decision to remove a person who has grown up in Australia and has established family and social networks in this country can have a profound and enduring consequence both on them and their family and friends. My investigation aimed to determine whether visa cancellation decisions of this kind are being made to the highest standard of procedural and substantive fairness. The investigation did not question the underlying policy of protecting the Australian community from non-citizens who have committed serious crimes, and are likely to reoffend.’ See... Aust.: Commonwealth Ombudsman releases report into Immigration’s visa cancellation powers [1] ALSO:

  • Aust.: Minister should resign for flawed detention [2]
  • Aust.: Minister Welcomes Ombudsman's Report [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0602/S00177.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0602/S00174.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0602/S00178.htm


    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


    Cindy Sheehan: It's Not Enough to Criticize

    - I am standing here today to say "enough." It is not enough to "criticize" the President's policies while you are handing him more money to fund his policies. It is like giving an addict more money to purchase drugs when you would like him or her to quit. It is not enough to criticize the President's policies when more and more flag-draped coffins are coming home each day and more families are being devastated by these policies while other people are putting food on their tables and becoming fabulously wealthy off of Casey's flesh and blood and the sorrow of scores of others. See... Cindy Sheehan: It's Not Enough to Criticize [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0602/S00173.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Greenpeace dismisses WTO ruling on Europe & GMOs [1]
  • Mexico Parties Slam US Cuba Policy [2]
  • ISM Co-Founder Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize [3]
  • East Timor President Must Veto Criminal Defamation [4]
  • Annan to discuss Darfur, Iran, etc in Washington [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0602/S00179.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0602/S00175.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0602/S00170.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0602/S00168.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0602/S00161.htm


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    SCOOP COLUMNS


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    Gregory Fortuin on Cartoons and Drawing Lessons

    - There is no such thing as an unbiased view. Our opinions are mostly formed by our values, our experiences and our exposures. I am unashamed of my faith in God and my often stumbling desire to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. This belief system informs my opinion. See... Gregory Fortuin: Cartoons – 5 Lessons To Draw [1] ALSO:

  • John Chuckman: Cartoons And Bombs [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00117.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00122.htm


    Richard S. Ehrlich: Background to the New Terror Plot

    - When CIA and Thai authorities caught Hambali in Thailand in 2003, nothing was said publicly about his involvement in a 9/11-style plot to fly an airplane into a skyscraper in Los Angeles. Shaving off his beard, Hambali, then aged 40, had bounced around incognito in neighboring Cambodia, while staying in a cheap hotel among international backpackers, before allegedly using a Spanish passport to hide in Thailand's ancient Buddhist town of Ayutthaya, 50 miles (85 kilometers) north of Bangkok. See... Bush Recalls The Capture Of Hambali In Thailand [1] ALSO:

  • Marjorie Cohn: Spinning Fear [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00121.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00135.htm


    MORE COMMENTARY:

  • Public Address 14/02/06 - Enemy Mine [1]
  • Public Address - The Bright Side Of Insurgency [2]
  • The Letter – Monday, 13 February 2006 [3]
  • Stateside With Rosalea: Here Be Dragons! [4]
  • William Fisher: Rising Above Principle [5]
  • John Pilger: The Next War - Crossing the Rubicon [6]
  • Who Will Blow the Whistle Before We Attack Iran? [7]
  • Swanson: Debating Impeachment Among Democrats [8]
  • Jason Miller: Beyond Mere Survival in the American Dystopia [9]
  • UQ Wire: Porter Goss's 'Ignoturn per Ignotius!' [10]
  • Siddhi B. Ranjitkar: Taliban Tears Down Buddha Statues [11]
  • Uri Avnery: The Secret of Kadima [12]
  • Sol Salbe: Knowing What We Don't Know [13]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00137.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00123.htm
    [3] - /stories/HL0602/S00129.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00138.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00126.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00131.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00136.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00134.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00133.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00130.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00132.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00125.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00124.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)


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    Justice: Restorative Justice Model Reduces Reoffending - Report

    - Offenders who take part in restorative justice conferences appear to reoffend at a lower rate than those who do not, according to research released today by the Ministry of Justice. Offenders who take part in restorative justice conferences appear to reoffend at a lower rate than those who do not, according to research released today by the Ministry of Justice. The research is contained in the report; ‘New Zealand Court-Referred Restorative Justice Pilot: Two year follow–up of reoffending’. See... Restorative justice conferences impact reoffending [1] ALSO:

  • Victims Favour Restoration for Offenders [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0602/S00057.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0602/S00075.htm


    Health: Ryall Set To Battle Government Over Old Napier Hospital Costs

    - National’s Health spokesman, Tony Ryall, says Hawke’s Bay residents have paid almost $1.3 million in rent and associated costs for the old Napier Hospital while the Government dithers over its sale. He intends to battle it out with Government ministers in Parliament next week. See... Patients pay $1.3m for unused Napier hospital [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00127.htm


    MORE POLITICS NEWS:

  • Govt - Top ideas line up for Health Innovation Awards [1]
  • Govt - Review of phone relay service for the deaf [2]
  • Govt - 2006 Census Education for Schools [3]
  • Govt - Anderton Speech Malaysian Society Chinese New Year [4]
  • United - PHARMAC's role in breast cancer drug debate [5]
  • Nats - National targets noisy exhausts [6]
  • Nats - Key seeks TVNZ inquiry extension [7]
  • Nats - Labour digs itself deeper on pledge cards [8]
  • Nats - TVNZ must clarify if Fraser got golden handshake [9]
  • Nats - Govt should let parents see secret website [10]
  • Nats - Human toll must be factored in Herceptin decision [11]
  • Nats - Pharmac must fast track Herceptin funding [12]
  • Greens - Bottom trawling regulations needed urgently [13]
  • Greens - Bottled water a scam - Greens [14]
  • Greens - "Break Telecom's broadband monopoly" [15]
  • Maori Party - Council 'tramples on the mana of te reo' [16]
  • Maori Party - Tariana Turia: "Disappointed but not surprised" [17]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00157.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00148.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00147.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00146.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00150.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00159.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00152.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00149.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00145.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00144.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00143.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00142.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00156.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00155.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00151.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00153.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00140.htm

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    Mariana Cavalcanti Critics of the Olympic project can point a discernible pattern in the delivery of Olympics-related urban interventions: the belated but rushed inaugurations of faulty and/or unfinished infrastructures... More>>

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    Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

    It hasn’t been much fun at all to see how “war on drugs in sport” has become a proxy version of the Cold War, fixated on Russia. This weekend’s banning of the Russian long jumper Darya Klishina took that fixation to fresh extremes. More>>

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    Binoy Kampmark: Kevin Rudd’s Failed UN Secretary General Bid

    Few sights are sadder in international diplomacy than seeing an aging figure desperate for honours. In a desperate effort to net them, he scurries around, cultivating, prodding, wishing to be noted. Finally, such an honour is netted, in all likelihood just to shut that overly keen individual up. More>>

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    Access to accurate, relevant and timely information is a crucial aspect of an open and transparent society. However, in our digital society information is in a state of flux with every aspect of its creation, delivery and consumption undergoing profound redefinition... More>>

    Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

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    It should come as no surprise that the loudest international solidarity that accompanied the continued spate of the killing of Black Americans comes from Palestine; that books have already been written and published by Palestinians about the plight of their Black brethren. In fact, that solidarity is mutual. More>>

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