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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS:
No Right Turn: New Zealand's Silence On Gitmo Investigated
Scoop Audio: PM Chats About Iran, Housing and Plunket -
Defence: Exotic Afghanistan Beckons Kiwis For A While Yet -
Housing NZ: Financial Accountability in the House! -
MORE HEADLINES:
Scoop Column: A Green PM And TVNZ Corporatespeak
Health: Plunket Helpline Calls for Help
Culture: Plethora of Magical Memories Surface Regarding Agricultural Workhorse -
Palestinians: Grim Health Scenario If Funds Cut
Rwanda: Documents Shed New Light on Genocide Planing
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Weather: Scoop Image: When The Snow Comes
Polygamy: The Polygamy Apologist Who Would Be President
Scoop Blogwatch: Plain Speaking From Canada On Iran
Finance:Why The NZ Dollar May Not Keep Falling
United States: Has George Bush Been Caught Lying Through His Teeth? (More Coverage)
Iran:Seymour M. Hersh - The Iran Plans
MORE SCOOP COMMENT & OPINION:
Katya Rivas's Passion (Parts 1-5)

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics):
Environment: Government Feels Changes in its Water
UN Report: Turia Accuses Conciliator of Aggravating Race Relations -
Chinese Premier's Visit: Tibetan Scarf Makes Silky Smooth Protest
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No Right Turn: New Zealand's Silence On Gitmo Investigated

[1] Where does the New Zealand government really stand on Guantanamo? The first point is that the government has not made any public statement condemning Guantanamo Bay or raising concerns about its legality under international law. They've repeatedly said that detainees must be treated in accordance with international humanitarian law, but they have not said "we think that this treatment violates that law". See... No Right Turn: New Zealand and Guantanamo [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00111.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00111.htm


Scoop Audio: PM Chats About Iran, Housing and Plunket -

The assembled masses at today's press conference were able to indulge in high level foreign affairs speculation around the United States intentions for Iran. Also on the post-cabinet smorgosboard were the chance for the media to quiz the Prime Minister about alleged shenanigans at Housing New Zealand. See... Audio: PM Talks About Iran, Housing And Plunket [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00121.htm


Defence: Exotic Afghanistan Beckons Kiwis For A While Yet -

Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today that Cabinet has agreed to extend the deployment of the New Zealand Defence Force Provincial Reconstruction Team in Afghanistan for a further 12 months. "The extension of the PRT will see it continue to provide valuable assistance in Bamyan province till 30 September 2007," Helen Clark said. See…NZ contribution to Afghanistan extended [1] ALSO:

  • NZ Govt - King welcomes extended Police role in Afghanistan [2]
  • NZ Govt - Military presence in Afghanistan important, Goff [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0604/S00183.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0604/S00188.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0604/S00184.htm


    Housing NZ: Financial Accountability in the House! -

    Housing Minister Chris Carter is calling in the chairman of the Board of Housing New Zealand Corporation (HNZC) for a full explanation of the allegations raised in the Herald on Sunday about the Corporation’s accounting practices. “HNZC’s Board is responsible for overseeing the financial accountability of the Corporation, and I will be seeking from the Board a full report on these allegations and how the Board is handling them". See... Housing Minister comments on allegations [1] ALSO:

  • National - Independent probe needed in HNZ “conspiracy of silence” [2]
  • Scoop Audio - Minister and Housing NZ Chairman Face Media [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0604/S00171.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0604/S00167.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00122.htm


    MORE HEADLINES:

  • Experts Advise on 'EASE' [1]
  • Clark betrays mothers and babies [2]
  • Public Lecture - War With Iran U.S. [3]
  • Excellence in Educational Journalism award [4]
  • Migrating birds drop in on Auckland [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0604/S00165.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0604/S00164.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0604/S00083.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0604/S00032.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0604/S00020.htm


    Scoop Column: A Green PM And TVNZ Corporatespeak

    - In the latest issue of the Listener it looks like the graphic designer has been given access to Investigate magazine's hoard of spectacularly unflattering shots of the PM. A Week of It tracked down James Gilberd of Wellington's Photospace studio/gallery and asked him to run his eyes over the green PM. Also this week TVNZ got a new yet somehow familiar Chief Executive in the form of Rick Ellis. Trawling through the archives of yesteryear A Week of It dredges up a run-in Rick Ellis had in 2002 with Labour MP Clayton Cosgrove. See... A Week of It: Cover Shocker + TVNZ CEO Pay Problem [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00084.htm


    Health: Plunket Helpline Calls for Help

    - Plunket, founders and operators of PlunketLine, an information and support service for parents, is seeking an urgent meeting with the Prime Minister following the announcement that Government is to withdraw funding from PlunketLine and instead fund a competing telephone service to be operated by US-owned multi-national McKesson Corporation. See... Plunket to seek meeting with Prime Minister [1] ALSO

  • Scoop Audio - PM Talks About Iran, Housing And Plunket [2]
  • National -Clark betrays mothers and babies [3]
  • National - Don’t let the hotline go cold, Prime Minister [4]
  • Greens - PlunketLine move a new Government low [5]
  • ACT - Pick Up The Phone For Plunketline, Prime Minister [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0604/S00034.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00121.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0604/S00164.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0604/S00169.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0604/S00173.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0604/S00175.htm


    Culture: Plethora of Magical Memories Surface Regarding Agricultural Workhorse -

    A nationwide search for the oldest Trimax mower still in use has released a flood of stories highlighting the machines' durability, resilience and occasional misadventures. Trimax Mowing Systems of Tauranga is urging farmers and orchardists to submit their mower stories as part of the company's celebration of 25 years in business. Trimax is offering a new mower up to the value of $9000 in exchange for the oldest machine a customer is still using. See... Search For Oldest Mower Reveals Colourful Stories [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0604/S00064.htm


    Palestinians: Grim Health Scenario If Funds Cut

    - The Palestinian public health system faces a rapid decline towards possible collapse, with limited or no access to preventive and curative services for nearly half the population, particularly the poor, in the event of a cut-off in donations and an Israeli suspension of tax transfers, according to the United Nations health agency. Control and management of the public health system would shift away from the public sector to non-government organization (NGOs), UN agencies system and the private sector under the scenario developed by the UN World Health Organization (WHO). See... Palestinians: Grim health scenario if funds cut [1] ALSO:

  • Condi Rice Statement on Palestinian Assistance [2]
  • Palestine FM Dr. Mahmoud Zahhar Letter To UNSG [3]
  • The Big Wink - Uri Avnery [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0604/S00182.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0604/S00162.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0604/S00158.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0604/S00166.htm


    Rwanda: Documents Shed New Light on Genocide Planing

    - Organizers of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda used a “civilian self-defense system” to mobilize participants in the campaign to exterminate the Tutsi minority, Human Rights Watch said in a briefing paper released today. The 17-page paper, “The Rwandan Genocide: How It Was Prepared,” draws on previously unpublished documents... See... Rwanda: Documents Shed New Light on Genocide Plan [1] ALSO:

  • On Day for Rwanda’s victims, action on Darfur urged [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0604/S00184.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0604/S00183.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Corporations should accountable for chemical poisoning [1]
  • Colombia: UN concerned for indigenous communities [2]
  • Brazil: Lula No Long Ball Hitter With Land Reform [3]
  • Tahiti Pacifique Celebrates First 15 Years [4]
  • West Africa: Youth unemployment a ‘ticking bomb’ [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0604/S00179.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0604/S00178.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0604/S00173.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0604/S00171.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0604/S00181.htm


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    Weather: Scoop Image: When The Snow Comes

    - A dedicated Scoop reader has sent in this image of the first snow on the hills of South Canterbury. The reader lives in Pleasant Point. See... Scoop Images: First Snows Hit South Canterbury [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00123.htm


    Polygamy: The Polygamy Apologist Who Would Be President

    "I have to admit that as a Mormon, I beleive that marriage should be between a man and a woman - and a woman and a woman..." -- Mitt Romney at a political roast in Boston March 2005. Aside from HBO's Big Love series generating big laughs at the expense of tens of thousand of women and children who languish in polygamy cults up and down the Rocky Mountains as American Justice looks the other way -- the show is believed designed to clear the air for a successful 2008 US presidential bid by Massachusetts Republican governor Mitt Romney. See... Suzan Mazur: Big Love, Romney, Bush & Mormons [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00117.htm


    Scoop Blogwatch: Plain Speaking From Canada On Iran

    - This little gem is topping the reddit charts right now.. but its so excellent Scoop.co.nz thought it would cross post it. We are pretty sure that people will enjoy this - a new classic in blogger vernacular. See... BlogWatch: Is Your Entire Country On Crack? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00116.htm


    Finance:Why The NZ Dollar May Not Keep Falling

    - The traditional American economy is now clearly into the dump phase of a managed "pump and dump" cycle that began in the mid-1990s with the "strong dollar policy." The housing bubble engineered by the Clinton Administration and perpetuated by the Bush Administration is losing steam. The government's ability to print Treasury and agency securities and the Fed’s ability to print currency are increasingly questioned and under pressure globally. As this happens, the significance of the intentional siphoning off of assets and equity from the American economy and industrial base over the last decade – including +/- $4 trillion missing from federal government accounts – is becoming more apparent. See... Real Deal: A Comment On The US Economy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00115.htm


    United States: Has George Bush Been Caught Lying Through His Teeth? (More Coverage)

    - It's a crime. No kidding. But the media has it all wrong. As usual. 'Scooter' Libby finally outed 'Mr. Big,' the perpetrator of the heinous disclosure of the name of secret agent Valerie Plame. It was the President of United States himself -- in conspiracy with his Vice-President. Now the pundits are arguing over whether our war-a-holic President had the legal right to leak this national security information. But, that's a fake debate meant to distract you. See... A Leaky President Runs Afoul Of 'Little Rico' [1] MORE ON THE PLAMEGATE REVELATIONS:

  • Evelyn Pringle - Bush & Cheney Get Over On Fitzgerald [2]
  • Scoop Links - NYT & WashPost - George Bush The Leaker-In-Chief [3]
  • William Rivers Pitt - The Leaker-in-Chief [4]
  • Jason Leopold - Evidence Suggests White House Conspiracy [5] & Bush at Center of Intelligence Leak [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00114.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00110.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00109.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00095.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00094.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00081.htm

    Iran:Seymour M. Hersh - The Iran Plans

    - The Bush Administration, while publicly advocating diplomacy in order to stop Iran from pursuing a nuclear weapon, has increased clandestine activities inside Iran and intensified planning for a possible major air attack. See... Scoop Link: Seymour M. Hersh - The Iran Plans [1] RELATED:

  • David Swanson - Stop the Next War Now [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00108.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00103.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENT & OPINION:

  • Russell Brown & Ors. - Public Address 10/4/6 - Ecstasy For Grownups [1]
  • Rosalea Barker - Stateside With Rosalea: Crikey Dick! [2]
  • Dave Crampton - Plunket Seeks Meeting With PM On Plunket Line [3]
  • Scoop Feedback - A Serious Injustice in Jayapura, West Papua [4]
  • Uri Avnery - The Big Wink [5]
  • William Fisher- Grading Our MBA President [6]
  • John Gunther Dean - A Problem In American Foreign Policy: Palestine [7]
  • Between The Lines - Dems Run Away from Feingold's Censure Resolution [8]
  • Fitrakis & Wasserman - US Mainstream Churches vs GOP Christian Blitzkrieg [9]
  • D. Michael Van De Veer -Putting The Nepalese Kingdom Together Again [10]
  • Kamala Sarup - Fight Against Disease Is Part Of Peace-Building [11]
  • Evelyn Pringle - Kids On ADHD Drugs - Dangerous Path To Addiction [12]
  • Narconews - Conroy: Cynthia McKinney Plays with Real Heart [13]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00113.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00112.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00119.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00118.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00107.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00106.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00105.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00104.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00102.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00101.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00100.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00099.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00098.htm


    Katya Rivas's Passion (Parts 1-5)

    - My little daughter, let yourself be embraced by My most ardent desire that all souls come and purify themselves in the water of penance, and that the feeling of confidence, and not fear, may penetrate them, because I am a God of Mercy and I am always ready ... See... Katya Rivas: The Passion Extracts 1-5 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00097.htm

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    Environment: Government Feels Changes in its Water

    - The government has agreed a significant new strategy to protect and improve New Zealand's freshwater resources. "Cabinet has approved a staged package of actions to improve the sustainable management of our rivers, lakes and ground water," the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Jim Anderton and Minister for the Environment David Benson-Pope announced today. See... Charting dynamic new course to manage our water [1] ALSO:

  • Federated Farmers - Water Policy Too Important To Get Wrong [2]
  • National - Too little, too late on water strategy - Nats [3]
  • ACT - "Soviet" Plan For Freshwater Inaction [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0604/S00172.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0604/S00173.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0604/S00179.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0604/S00180.htm


    UN Report: Turia Accuses Conciliator of Aggravating Race Relations -

    “This week, the Commissioner has shown his political colours and made comments which severely impact on his ability to achieve ‘harmonious relations’ with Maori”, says Tariana Turia, Co-leader, Maori Party. Race Relations Conciliator, Joris de Bres, has called the Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people “divisive and unconstructive” See... Race Relations Commissioner Fails to Deliver [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0604/S00161.htm


    Chinese Premier's Visit: Tibetan Scarf Makes Silky Smooth Protest

    - Yesterday Green MP Keith Locke attended the official luncheon in honour of Wen Jiabao the Premier of the People’s Republic of China wearing a natty scarf. The colourful scarf was worn in support of the struggle of the Tibetan people for national, cultural and religious freedom. Later on during question time the issue of Tibet and any discussions around the land made famous by the Tintin book (Tintin in Tibet) was raised by Mr Locke and fellow Green MP Sue Kedgley. See... MP Pushes Human Rights In Sartorial Style [1] ALSO:

  • Scoop Report - Free Trade and Falun Gong Intersect At Parliament [2]
  • Scoop Audio - Audio: China's Premier And NZ PM Post Trade Talks [3]
  • NZ Govt - Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty with China Signed [4]
  • NZ Govt - NZ/China renew MoU on Cooperation in Education [5]
  • AND:
  • Greens - China must be given a human rights message - Locke [6]
  • Scoop Link - Frogblog: Greens silently protest arrival of Wen Jiabao [7]
  • Amnesty International - NZ Must Urge Human Rights Reforms [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00080.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00077.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00078.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0604/S00112.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0604/S00113.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0604/S00064.htm
    [7] - http://blog.greens.org.nz/index.php/2006/04/06/greens-silently-protest-arrival-of-wen-jiabao/
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0604/S00045.htm


    MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES:

  • Governor-General - Assent Given to Sign Language Bill [1]
  • NZ Govt - Solomon Islands congratulated for election [2]
  • National - Corrections Minister loses control [3]
  • National - Police ignoring of tinny house inexcusable [4]
  • National - Police must appeal against outrageous ‘P’ sentence [5]
  • National - One third of overseas police recruits leave [6]
  • National - Govt misleads over energy supply [7]
  • National - NZQA in financial trouble [8]
  • Green Party - Stop the sale of Lyttelton Port - Greens [9]
  • Maori Party - Cross-party Commission on Peak Oil - Invitation [10]
  • United Future - Ban or regulate party pills? Turner [11]
  • Progressive Party - Opening the Antartica Non-Native Species Workshop [12]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0604/S00186.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0604/S00162.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0604/S00174.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0604/S00170.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0604/S00189.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0604/S00163.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0604/S00166.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0604/S00168.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0604/S00178.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0604/S00191.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0604/S00177.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0604/S00181.htm


    POLITICAL COLUMNS

  • Judith Collins - Collins Comments - 10 April 2006 [1]
  • The Letter – Monday, April 10, 2006 [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0604/S00182.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00120.htm

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