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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS:
Crime: Horrific Murder Will Have Left Horrific Crime Scene - Police
Justice: SIS Failure To Disclose Causes Zaoui Hearing Cancellation
Politics: Sutton Heads Towards Quieter Pastures -
Rogue Wildife: Notorious Otter Back Behind Bars
Community Spirit: Auckland Mission Auctions Celebrities, Stuff
Entertainment: Dave Dobbyn And Auckland Phili To Get Together
MORE HEADLINES:
Tonga: Mourns Death of Heir Apparent, Prince Tu'ipelehake
Cyprus: Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot Leaders to Meet
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Stateside: Rosalea Barker On The Berkeley Cohousing Project
Domesticity: Jackie Little's Life As A Domestic Ogress
Latin American Coup: Greg Palast On The Theft Of Mexican Democracy
Gaza: The Seige Of Gaza Continues & Intensifies
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OTHER NEWS (Just Politics):
POLITICAL NEWSLETTERS & POLLS:
Politics: Nonagenarian Political Machine Gets The Party Started -
Politics: Police Pepper-Spray Five-Year-Old in West Auckland
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Crime: Horrific Murder Will Have Left Horrific Crime Scene - Police

[1] "Somewhere in this city is a murder scene that will be filled with blood," was the hypothesis Detective Inspector Harry Quinn, Wellington Crime Services Manager put to media at a press conference today in relation to what Inspector Quinn called a "brutal and bizarre homicide." The as yet unidentified man found at Owhiro Bay on Wellington's south coast yesterday was subjected to a severe beating about the head, had his neck partially severed and his hands cut off. See... Police Ponder How To Identify Murdered Man [2] MORE:

  • Police - Wellington Homicide Detectives Seek Car Owner [3]
  • Police - Murder Victim Bashed And Mutilated [4]
  • Police - Operation Red Rocks Homicide Team Seeks More Info [5]
  • Police - 0508 Number For Wellington Homicide [6]
  • Police - Mutilated Body Found On Wellington's South Coast [7]
  • OTHER CRIME:
  • Police Investigate Death of Teenager [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00124.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00124.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0607/S00090.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0607/S00080.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0607/S00087.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0607/S00079.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0607/S00078.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0607/S00077.htm


    Justice: SIS Failure To Disclose Causes Zaoui Hearing Cancellation

    - Lawyers acting for Ahmed Zaoui today issued a public statement to clarify that the abandonment by the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security of the hearing of the review of the security risk certificate issued against Mr Zaoui, which had been due to start on 7 August 2006, has not occurred by reason of any delays or default of Mr Zaoui or his counsel. Mr Zaoui's lawyers say SIS delays caused the hearings to be abandoned: "The primary reason for the hearing being delayed is the incompetence of the Director of Security, in failing to provide information to the Inspector-General, promptly and completely." See... Ahmed Zaoui Case Delayed Again: Hearing Abandoned [1] MORE:

  • Min. Of Justice - Hearings to review Zaoui sec. certificate delayed [2]
  • Amnesty Intl. - Ahmed Zaoui: Justice Delayed is Justice Denied [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0607/S00082.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0607/S00079.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0607/S00080.htm


    Politics: Sutton Heads Towards Quieter Pastures -

    Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced the retirement from politics of long-serving Labour Minister and MP Jim Sutton. On his retirement, Mr Sutton will take up the formal position of a Trade Ambassador for New Zealand and of Chair of Landcorp. These appointments take effect from 1 August. Helen Clark said Mr Sutton has been a valued and significant figure in the Labour caucus for eighteen-and-a-half years. See... Hon Jim Sutton retires [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0607/S00121.htm


    Rogue Wildife: Notorious Otter Back Behind Bars

    - Conservation Minister Chris Carter today congratulated the Department of Conservation and Auckland Zoo staff involved in the recapturing of Jin the otter. "The best place for Jin is maximum security," Mr Carter said, "She may look cute but she could have been deadly for New Zealand's wildlife..." See... DOC, Zoo congratulated for Jin's recapture [1] ALSO:

  • Auckland Zoo - Adventurer Jin returns [2]
  • Forest And Bird - Forest & Bird pleased otter is caught [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0607/S00124.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0607/S00089.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0607/S00077.htm


    Community Spirit: Auckland Mission Auctions Celebrities, Stuff

    - The Auckland City Mission's Winter Appeal has begun with top celebrities joining other Aucklanders offering themselves and various services to the highest bidders. Log on to www.trademe.co.nz/acm to bid for anything from a pampering afternoon with Charlotte Dawson, to a round of golf with Marc Ellis, to drumming lessons with Shelton Woolright. See... Aucklanders for Aucklanders: The Auction is on! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0607/S00081.htm


    Entertainment: Dave Dobbyn And Auckland Phili To Get Together

    - Now, for the first time, Dave Dobbyn teams up with the 70-piece Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra on Saturday 12 August to perform those hits, specially arranged for full orchestra by Tom Rainey. Dave Dobbyn is one of New Zealand's most renowned and treasured musicians, with a career that has spanned almost 30 years and a string of hits including "Be Mine Tonight", "Beside You", "Language", "Slice of Heaven" and "Loyal". See... Dobbyn and Auck Phili A Match Made in Heaven [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0607/S00066.htm


    MORE HEADLINES:

  • Palestine Group Says NZ Government Wrong [1]
  • The Princess Royal arrives in New Zealand [2]
  • Three weeks to smaller lighter coins [3]
  • Funding increase raises apprenticeship numbers [4]
  • Lower NI Baristas Flaunt Espresso Talent in Wgtn [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0607/S00069.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0607/S00068.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0607/S00115.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0607/S00112.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0607/S00117.htm


    Tonga: Mourns Death of Heir Apparent, Prince Tu'ipelehake

    - The Tongan government has officially announced the death of the King's nephew, Prince Tu'ipelehake, paving the way for the country to go into mourning. The prince - who worked with commoners towards democratic reform - was killed in a car accident in San Francisco last night with his wife Princess Kaimana. The two were killed when a teenage driver hit their vehicle at high speed at Menlo Park near Palo Alto. See... Tonga announces that 2 royals killed by car [1] ALSO:

  • Former Tongan PM says Prince's death a great loss [2]
  • Tonga's PM says deaths of royal couple a tragedy [3]
  • NZ Foreign Minister pays tribute to Tongan Prince [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0607/S00159.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0607/S00157.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0607/S00155.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0607/S00160.htm


    Cyprus: Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot Leaders to Meet

    - The Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders will hold face-to-face talks tomorrow in the presence of the top United Nations political officer to discuss how to resolve the decades-old inter-communal conflict on the Mediterranean island. See... Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders to meet [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0607/S00153.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Israel Must Immediately Halt Its Siege on Gaza [1]
  • Gaza continues to deteriorate UN appeals restraint [2]
  • UN again call for closing of US Guantanamo centre [3]
  • Japan: Prisoners executed without warning [4]
  • Grozny Diary: Anna Neistat [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0607/S00165.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0607/S00154.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0607/S00152.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0607/S00146.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0607/S00144.htm

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    SCOOP COLUMNS


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    Stateside: Rosalea Barker On The Berkeley Cohousing Project

    - Saturday, I was standing under a Norfolk pine in northern California reading about a housing development in Ranui, New Zealand. I was on a bus tour of six cohousing communities in the East Bay, and the book was one of many that had been put out for our perusal during our stop at the Berkeley Cohousing project. See... Stateside With Rosalea: Clayton's Communes [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00122.htm


    Domesticity: Jackie Little's Life As A Domestic Ogress

    - Well, the time had come. Sons number one and two established at the local primary school, the tiny terror dispatched to wreak his havoc at the kindergarten three afternoons per week. Perhaps my head would stop spinning for long enough to make a much needed return to paid employment. See... Jackie Little: My Life As A Domestic Ogress [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00117.htm


    Latin American Coup: Greg Palast On The Theft Of Mexican Democracy

    - July 7, 2006 -- And the winner in Mexico's presidential contest is - Senor Blank-o! The official count of the ruling party is: 36.38% for the ruling party and 35.34% for the challenger. Or, to put names and numbers to it: The Bush-o-philiac candidate, Felipe Calderon, collected 402,000 more votes than Bush-bashed Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. But the big winner was Mr. Blank -- the 827,000 ballots without a mark for president. See... Greg Palast: "Senor Blank-o" wins in Mexico [1] MORE:

  • Bob Fitrakis - Dems Must Take A Lead From Mexico On Vote Fraud [2]
  • Toni Solo Translation - La Jornada Editorial: Mexico - The Vote, Trashed [3]
  • Scoop Link - LA Times: Obrador May Seek New Vote in Mexico [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00116.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00115.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00114.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00104.htm


    Gaza: The Seige Of Gaza Continues & Intensifies

    - This year the 9th of July is a bitter day for Palestinians. The Occupation Army besieges Gaza, massacres its people and attacks its infrastructure. The ghettos of the West Bank take shape as the Apartheid Wall edges closer to completion and the Palestinian exodus from Jerusalem has begun. Over 9000 Palestinians sit in Israeli prison cells whilst Palestinians who remain on their 1948 lands do so under the subjugation of the most vicious and discriminatory Apartheid system. See... Global Powers Failing Palestinians Once Again [1] MORE:

  • Mary Ethridge - Mary Ethridge-Majayda: In His Father's Arms [2]
  • Uri Avnery - Uri Avnery: A One-sided War [3]
  • Genevieve Cora Fraser - Has Israel's Absolute Power Corrupted Absolutely? [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00110.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00111.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00113.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00091.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENT & OPINION:

  • Russell Brown & Ors. - Public Address 10/07/06 - The Usual B*Stardry [1]
  • Toni Solo - Ransacking Chile: Fabulous Profits For The MNs [2]
  • Greg Palast - London 7/7: George and Tony Get their al-Qaeda fix [3]
  • Bradblog.Com - Manual Hand Count Requested in Busby/Bilbray Race! [4]
  • Jason Miller - Jason Miller: The Rendition of Christ [5]
  • Evelyn Pringle - Bush's Mental Illness Screening Squad On the Move [6]
  • Eric Shackle - Citizen Reporters Everywhere [7]
  • Syed Atiq ul Hassan - South Asian Stability & Kashmir [8]
  • Dahr Jamail - "Packing It In" [9]
  • Stirling Newberry - Black Gods - Big Coal Cons America [10]
  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For July 8, 2006 [11] & July 7, 2006 [12]
  • Kamala Sarup - Terrorism Is Higher In Poverty [13]
  • The Next Gitmo? [14]
  • Tanveer Jafri - India: Vision 2020 & Kalam's Reelection [15]
  • Cindy Sheehan - Conduct Unbecoming [16]
  • John Chuckman - Afghanistan Is No One's War [17]
  • David Swanson - Interview: Command Rape [18]
  • M.R. Josse - Nepal: Moriarty Missile - Backdrop And Fallout [19]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00121.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00098.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00108.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00097.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00112.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00120.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00119.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00109.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00107.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00106.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00105.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00102.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00103.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00101.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00096.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00095.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00094.htm
    [18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00093.htm
    [19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00092.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)


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    POLITICAL NEWSLETTERS & POLLS:

  • Transtasman Political Letter - 6 July Digest [1]
  • Molesworth & Featherston (Weekend) - July 8th 2006 [2]
  • 3 News TNS Opinion Poll: 29 - 5 July 2006 [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00075.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00099.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00118.htm


    Politics: Nonagenarian Political Machine Gets The Party Started -

    Last evening in the Banquet Hall of the Beehive Labour's 90th birthday celebrations kicked off. The evening's MC was Labour's youngest MP Darren Hughes. Both the Prime Minister Helen Clark and the Party President Mike Williams gave speeches. The PM's speech covered the party's history with especial emphasis placed on the foundation of the party and its ascension to power during the great depression however the 1980s whizzed by in a couple of sentences. See... Young And Old Celebrate 90 Years Of Peoples Party [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00089.htm


    Politics: Police Pepper-Spray Five-Year-Old in West Auckland

    - Campaign Against The Taser.com is deeply concerned at Sunday's Herald on Sunday report of a 5-year-old being caught up in a pepper-spraying incident when police attended a domestic dispute in West Auckland early on Saturday morning. According to witnesses the incident involved three women being pepper-sprayed, including two who were pregnant, and the 5 year old was caught up because - [the Police officer] was spraying everywhere, according to one witness. See... Pepper-spray of 5-year-old underlines Taser danger [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0607/S00072.htm


    MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES:

  • Govt - Tizard: Condolences on death of Dr John Money [1]
  • Govt - Summit to chart future of outdoor recreation [2]
  • Govt - Special Agricultural Trade Envoy Reappointed [3]
  • Govt - Helicopter Rescue Conference opening: Barker [4]
  • Maori Party - Harawira: Te Wananga o Aotearoa Manukau Graduation [5]
  • National - End of Tomorrow's Schools [6]
  • National - Labour writes off record fines & reparations [7]
  • Greens - NZFSA has the power to stop campylobacter epidemic [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0607/S00125.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0607/S00122.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0607/S00120.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0607/S00115.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0607/S00118.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0607/S00117.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0607/S00116.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0607/S00119.htm

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