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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS:
Timor: Kiwis Secure Embassy
POLL WATCH:
Medical: Pharmaceutical Companies Want Govt To Give Them More Cash
Indonesia Earthquake: $500,000 NZ Aid Announced
Police: Snazzy New Uniform Unveiled For Temporary Sworn Police
Foreign Affairs: Oman And NZ Sign Massive Tertiary Deal
Kiwi Pride: Brash Says Tax and Separatism Threaten His Beloved New Zealand
Entertainment: Hide's Popularity Dashes Young Stars Dancing Dream
Scoop Arts: Comedy Festival Hits Last Week Bollywood Style
MORE HEADLINES:
Samoa: Government Censor Bans Da Vinci Code Film
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Enron: Leopold On The Conviction Of Enron's "Kenny Boy" Lay
Stateside: Rosalea Barker: Cowboys and Indians
Solomons: John Roughan Considers The Equation For Solomons Success
MORE COMMENT & OPINION:

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics):
Politics: Aussies Chip In Hundreds Of Millions For NZ Roads -
Census Results: Population Keeps on Growing
Election Spending: National Proposes Special TV Bill-Paying Bill
MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES:

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Timor: Kiwis Secure Embassy

[1] The New Zealand Defence Force contingent in Dili has secured the New Zealand embassy, protecting the New Zealand ambassador and other personnel. A further 124 soldiers remain pre-positioned in Townsville, Australia, prior to deploying to Timor Leste on Wednesday. In Dili, Lieutenant Commander Barbara Cassin said there were large groups of people in the streets of Dili, mainly groups of families. “We were out and about this morning and didn’t see the violent groups of youth we saw yesterday.” NZDF In Timor [2] ALSO:

  • Scoop Audio - PM Answers A Lot Of Timor Questions [3]
  • Scoop Full Coverage: Timor Leste Update [4]
  • Scoop Audio - PM Answers A Lot Of Timor Questions [5]
  • Australian Defence Force - ADF Operational Update - Op Astute [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0605/S00308.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0605/S00308.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00423.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00420.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00423.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0605/S00558.htm


    POLL WATCH:

  • One News Colmar Brunton: Nat 47, Lab 38 [1]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00422.htm


    Medical: Pharmaceutical Companies Want Govt To Give Them More Cash -

    Pharmaceutical companies are abandoning research and development in New Zealand due to a lack of government support, potentially costing the country $100 million in lost investment, according to a report released today. The report also says that New Zealand lags behind other developed countries in the amount of biomedical research being performed and should be attracting more than five times the current amount invested in new medicine research and development. See... Pharmaceutical Research And Development In NZ [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0605/S00190.htm


    Indonesia Earthquake: $500,000 NZ Aid Announced -

    Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced a $500,000 initial aid contribution from New Zealand to assist with relief efforts after the serious earthquake which struck Yogyakarta, Indonesia early on Saturday morning. “The earthquake has caused a terrible tragedy, with reports of 3000 people killed and up to 20,000 missing or injured. See... NZ donates $500,000 to Indonesia quake relief [1] ALSO:

  • United Nations - UN Aid To Quake-Struck Parts Of Indonesia [2]
  • Council for International Development - NGOs respond to Indonesia earthquake [3]
  • ChildFund - ChildFund sends team to Earthquake Struck Java [4]
  • Save The Children - Save The Children Calls For Donations [5]
  • World Vision New Zealand - World Vision sends in aid to Yogyakarta [6]
  • TEAR Fund - TEAR Fund Providing Aid in Yogyakarta [7]
  • NZ Red Cross - Indonesia: Red Cross accepting donations [8]
  • Oxfam - Indonesia earthquake: Oxfam Media Update, [9]
  • Caritas Aotearoa - Caritas Providing Assistance to Earthquake Victims [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00654.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0605/S00544.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0605/S00307.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0605/S00311.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0605/S00297.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0605/S00292.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0605/S00303.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0605/S00290.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0605/S00289.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0605/S00284.htm


    Police: Snazzy New Uniform Unveiled For Temporary Sworn Police -

    A new uniform for temporary sworn staff has been approved and will be delivered to Police districts within the next month said General manager Human Resources Wayne Annan. The uniform comprises a navy blue polo shirt and zip-up jacket with the police logo, which will be worn with the standard issue police trousers and belt. It was developed in consultation with districts. See... New Uniform for Temporary Sworn Staff [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0605/S00310.htm


    Foreign Affairs: Oman And NZ Sign Massive Tertiary Deal

    - A consortium of tertiary education organisations have signed a deal to provide course content to the Omani Ministry of Higher Education in one of the biggest international education contracts this country has signed. A five year deal to provide course content to universities in Oman is a testimony to the quality of our tertiary education institutions, Tertiary Education Minister Michael Cullen said today. See... Big overseas education contract with Oman signed [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00672.htm


    Kiwi Pride: Brash Says Tax and Separatism Threaten His Beloved New Zealand

    - National Party Leader Don Brash has today rubbished Labour's claims that he is bagging New Zealand by highlighting Australia's far more attractive tax system. In a speech to the Rotary Club of Auckland, Dr Brash slams Helen Clark and other Labour MPs for their continued attacks on him since the Budget's failure to deliver badly needed tax cuts. See... Brash rubbishes claims he's bagging NZ [1] ALSO:

  • Govt - "Digger" Don digs himself deeper into trouble [2]
  • NZ National Party - Don Brash - Proud to be a Kiwi [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00667.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00675.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00666.htm


    Entertainment: Hide's Popularity Dashes Young Stars Dancing Dream -

    After scoring possibly the lowest marks ever in a New Zealand Dancing with the Stars performance ACT's leader Rodney Hide and his partner Krystal Stuart live to fight another day thanks to the power of their fans. For the evicted David Wikaira's partner Rebecca Nicholson there was poetic justice in losing to the dancing challenged Mr Hide. See... Hide Cheats Dancing Death Despite Dreadful Doble [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00421.htm


    Scoop Arts: Comedy Festival Hits Last Week Bollywood Style

    - SOLD OUT at the 2005 ODDFELLOWS NZ International Comedy Festival and direct from a SELL OUT tour of MALAYSIA and SOUTH AFRICA, From India with Love returns for a limited season in Auckland and Wellington as part of the 2006 International Comedy Festival. This is Bollywood at it’s best! It’s a celebration of love, loss and survival. Hilarious dance routines, projected movie sequences and clever puppetry leave audiences in hysterical laughter. See... Scoop Coverage: Last Week of the Comedy Fest [1] NOTE:

  • Oddfellows International Comedy Festival - Time change: Brendhan Lovegrove, From India w Love [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0605/S00281.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0605/S00291.htm


    MORE HEADLINES:

  • NZ Post To Announce New Nationwide Postcode System [1]
  • Save The Children Calls For Donations [2]
  • Dogs' Breakfast And Bark Up Protest Looms [3]
  • Kiwi broadband just doesn’t measure up [4]
  • Pasifika Fashion Award Calls For 2006 Entries [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0605/S00609.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0605/S00297.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0605/S00608.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0605/S00625.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0605/S00266.htm


    Samoa: Government Censor Bans Da Vinci Code Film

    - Samoa¹s principal censor has banned the screening of the film The Da Vinci Code from cinemas and all local television stations. The ban also applies to the hiring of videos and DVDs of the film. The decision on the weekend comes after the government censor¹s office invited leaders of the Samoa Council of Churches to watch a preview of the film held in the country¹s only cinema. See... Samoa's Government Censor Bans Da Vinci Code Film [1] ALSO:

  • American Samoan Bishop Comments On Da Vinci Code [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0605/S00532.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0605/S00519.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Australia poised to send child to detention - Naru [1]
  • Sorry Day - Australian state yet to repay Stolen Wages [2]
  • Intensified diplomacy on Iranian nuclear dispute [3]
  • New Caledonian: Resistance to Goro Nickel project [4]
  • French Polynesia judge removed due to negligence [5]
  • Papuan appeal UN recognition of self-determination [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0605/S00534.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0605/S00533.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0605/S00527.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0605/S00521.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0605/S00517.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0605/S00512.htm


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    SCOOP COLUMNS


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    Enron: Leopold On The Conviction Of Enron's "Kenny Boy" Lay

    - The Bush administration knew Enron was on a collision course two months before the high-flying energy company collapsed in a wave of accounting scandals that wiped out $60 billion in shareholder value and left thousands of company employees penniless. See... Jason Leopold: George W. Bush and Kenneth Lay [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00435.htm


    Stateside: Rosalea Barker: Cowboys and Indians

    - Some younger Indians, second and third generation US citizens, are attracted to colours on the political spectrum other than the blue of Democrats and the red of Republicans. One such candidate on the ballot this June 6 if you're registered Green is Mehul Thakker, who is uncontested for his party's nomination to run for State Treasurer in November. See... Stateside With Rosalea: Cowboys and Indians [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00419.htm

    Solomons: John Roughan Considers The Equation For Solomons Success

    - Solomons’ newly elected government is to be congratulated on its determination to turn the fortunes of our country around by focusing the state’s many and varied resources on rural people’s daily lives. But it’s completely out of character for me to simply roll over, heap lavish praise on government’s latest initiative and not mention a number of serious stumbling blocks along the difficult path it has chosen. See... New Direction - Old Attitudes - Deadwood = ? [1] EARLIER:

  • ‘RAMSI Tuesday’ Wasn’t Due To Intelligence Failure [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00417.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00401.htm


    MORE COMMENT & OPINION:

  • Russell Brown & Ors - Public Address 30/05/06 - Kabul And Elsewhere [1] & Public Address 29/05/06 - Mao Chicken Memories [2]
  • William Fisher - Oil On Troubled Waters [3]
  • Norman Solomon - Media Memorial Day [4]
  • George Stone - The Plan to Drug US School Children [5]
  • Am Johal - Pope Visits Krakow and Auschwitz [6]
  • Evelyn Pringle - Pfizer & GlaxoSmithKline Help Send Kids To Prison [7]
  • David Swanson - David Swanson: Peace in a Gas Pump [8]
  • Kamala Sarup - Nepali Women's Voice "We Want Lasting Peace" [9] , Kamala Sarup: Injustice And Conflict [10] , Kamala Sarup: Darfur's War I Condemn [11] & Kamala Sarup: Nepalese Contribution On Development [12]
  • Larry Birns - Latin America - The Path Away from U.S. Domination [13]
  • Laba Karki - Illiberal Democracy In The Making [14]
  • Uri Avnery - Missed Opportunities (Partial List) [15]
  • Sanjay Upadhya - Nepal: All Not Quiet On The Southern Front [16]
  • Ernest Partridge - Eyes On The Prize [17]
  • Larry C. Johnson - Wrong Way Bush [18]
  • Genevieve Cora Fraser - Palestinian Justice vs US & Israeli Sociopathology [19] & Poem: Jailors Jubilee as Israel Triumphs [20]
  • Tel Aviv Notes - Ehud Olmert’s Visit To D.C.: Realignment Delayed [21]
  • Narconews - Giordano: The Media Netwar Over Defining Atenco [22]
  • M.R. Josse - Don't Tilt The Electoral Field Now [23]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00436.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00418.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00434.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00433.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00432.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00431.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00430.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00429.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00428.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00427.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00407.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00409.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00426.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00425.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00416.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00415.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00414.htm
    [18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00413.htm
    [19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00412.htm
    [20] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00410.htm
    [21] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00411.htm
    [22] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00408.htm
    [23] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00406.htm


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    Politics: Aussies Chip In Hundreds Of Millions For NZ Roads -

    Finance Minister Michael Cullen today welcomed receipt of the $800 million special dividend from Meridian Energy. Meridian Energy chairman Wayne Boyd handed the cheque to Dr Cullen at a special ceremony in the Beehive. The bulk of the cheque ($600 million) represents the profit on the sale of Meridian's Australian subsidiary, Southern Hydro. See... Meridian pays $800 million special dividend [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00664.htm


    Census Results: Population Keeps on Growing

    - The number of people counted in New Zealand on census night was 4,116,900, Statistics New Zealand said today. This is the first information available from the 2006 Census of Population and Dwellings, held on 7 March 2006. This provisional count is based on information from census collectors about the numbers of forms delivered and collected. Statistics NZ will release final population and dwelling counts, which are based on information processed from census forms, in late November 2006. See... First Results from 2006 Census Released [1] ALSO:

  • Statistics New Zealand - Results from 2006 Census Released - PDF Tables [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0605/S00611.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0605/S00613.htm


    Election Spending: National Proposes Special TV Bill-Paying Bill

    - National has written a member's bill that changes the law to allow the party to pay the money it was blocked from paying to broadcasters for election advertising following an error during the election campaign. "We think it very important that we put this matter behind us so we can fully concentrate on the important issues facing New Zealand," says National Party Leader Don Brash.See... Member's bill will let National fix GST error [1] ALSO:

  • Greens - Nat's Bill does not even offer a slap on the wrist [2]
  • ACT New Zealand - Two Ticks For Brash Bill [3]
  • Greens - Taxpayers and businesses pay for Nats' GST blunder [4]
  • Scoop Link - Broadcasting Act 1989 [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00681.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00685.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00680.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00661.htm
    [5] - http://www.legislation.govt.nz/libraries/contents/om_isapi.dll?clientID=1335506367&infobase=pal_statutes.nfo&record={6D243277}&hitsperheading=on&softpage=DOC


    MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES:

  • NZ Govt - Goff to Viet Nam, Singapore, Malaysia [1]
  • NZ Govt - Peters welcomes PALM Leaders’ Declaration [2]
  • NZ Govt - Peters welcomes Japanese commitment to the Pacific [3]
  • NZ Govt - Next step in Transformation of Building Sector [4]
  • NZ Govt - Hard work key to record $135m drugs bust [5]
  • NZ Govt - Consultation on labs adequate, lease granted [6]
  • NZ Govt - O'Connor welcomes alcohol advertising review panel [7]
  • NZ Govt - Dunne: Future Medicines Policy Summit [8]
  • NZ Govt - Barker: New Fire Service to be Developed [9]
  • National - Why are Otago Prison beds $404,000 dearer? [10]
  • National - Clark looking stupid on aged care [11]
  • National - Labour exposed on Treaty promise [12]
  • Green Party - Rakon's story does not add up - Greens [13]
  • Green Party - Survey Shows Consumers Want Better Food Labelling [14]
  • Green Party - Youth beds urgently needed [15]
  • Green Party - Voices missing from liquor advertising review [16]
  • Green Party - Nat's Bill does not even offer a slap on the wrist [17]
  • United Future - Copeland: Keep the Tranz Alpine in NZ hands [18]
  • ACT - Two Ticks For Brash Bill [19]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00686.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00655.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00653.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00651.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00648.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00683.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00679.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00678.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00669.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00656.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00662.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00657.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00659.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00658.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00674.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00682.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00685.htm
    [18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00684.htm
    [19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00680.htm

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