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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS:
Dame Te Atairangikaahu's Eldest Son Named New Maori King
Transport: Campaign To Save Overlander Train Chugs Into Gear
Society: Sallies Urge Govt To Wake Up To Homeless Men Crisis
WEATHER:
Trade Issues: Goff Off To ASEAN In Attempt To Revive WHO Negotiations
Human Rights: Group Heading To New Zealand For Falun Gong Talks
MORE HEADLINES:
Stories From AUT's Te Waha Nui
Dance: Karim Sahai Reviews & Photographs Sri Ram Katha
Business Results: Skycity Turns Out $120 million Profit
Culture: Angela Bloomfield Voted Best During Fayreform Breast Pride Week
Parade: Boobs On Bikes To Go Ahead Without Permit
UN Monitoring As Lebanese Army Moves Into Border Area
Commentary Assessing The Aftermath Of The Lebanon War
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
US Elections: Zogby Poll Confirms US Voters Strong Views On Transparent Elections
Stateside: Where Rosalea Visits A Electronics Emporio Fit For The Pharaoh
Terror: Michel Chossudovsky Assesses The Credibility Of USUK Terror Alerts
Murder: Richard S. Ehrlich's JonBenet Murder Confession Coverage
MORE SCOOP COMMENT & OPINION:

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics):
Immigration: Locke 'Compassionately' Advocates Blowing NZ's Health Budget -
Oral Health: Rotten Teeth Result From Rotten Policy
McCully: Cullen Gets A Rucking -
Local Govt: Brown Makes A Bid For Manukau -
Parliament: PM Faces The Press - This Week Phillip Field Revisited
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Dame Te Atairangikaahu's Eldest Son Named New Maori King

- Tuheitia Paki was named as successor to Maori Queen Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu at Turangawaewae Marae, Ngaruawahia, at 8.50 am Monday. Tuheitia is the eldest son of Dame Te Atairangikaahu. It is customary for the successor to change their first name to reflect their new status. Rangatira (respected chiefs) from around the country presented Tuheitia as the new King in a solemn ceremony in front of a crowd of thousands gathered around the Marae atea (courtyard). See... Successor To Dame Te Atairangikaahu Named [1] ALSO:

  • Maori Queen Dies At Turangawaewae (includes FULL COVERAGE links) [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00344.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00141.htm


    Transport: Campaign To Save Overlander Train Chugs Into Gear

    - Kevin List writes that the Overlander train service between Auckland and Wellington is to cease operating at the end of September. US owned Toll Holdings has cancelled the service – which has run for nearly a century – because it is allegedly no longer 'viable'. Now the Greens have jumped on the 'Save The Train' bandwagon. See... Time Running Out For Overlander [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00222.htm


    Society: Sallies Urge Govt To Wake Up To Homeless Men Crisis

    - The Salvation Army is calling for sweeping changes by the Government and social services to better help the growing number of Kiwi men living on the fringes of society. Dubbed the Forgotten People in a report published today (August 22) by The Salvation Army’s Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit, these men live a miserable existence, said Major Campbell Roberts, director of the unit. See... Forgotten People: Men On their Own [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0608/S00248.htm


    WEATHER:

  • Heavy Snow Causes Delays in Christchurch [1]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0608/S00225.htm


    Trade Issues: Goff Off To ASEAN In Attempt To Revive WHO Negotiations

    - Trade Minister Phil Goff leaves for Kuala Lumpur tomorrow to attend regional trade talks. Mr Goff will hold discussions with his counterparts from around the region on how to revive the stalled WTO negotiations, as well as on initiatives focused on enhancing Asia Pacific-wide regional economic integration. See... Goff to attend ASEAN trade talks [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00356.htm


    Human Rights: Group Heading To New Zealand For Falun Gong Talks

    - “We believe that there has been and continues today to be large-scale organ seizures from unwilling Falun Gong practitioners… The allegations, if true, would represent a grotesque form of evil which, despite all the depravations humanity has seen, would be new to this planet." See Foreign Politicians To Visit NZ For Falun Gong [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0608/S00247.htm


    MORE HEADLINES:

  • AUT Business School growth bucks trend [1]
  • SkyCity Pays $1.6 Million In Bonuses To Waged Staff [2]
  • Business needs reflected in KiwiSaver Bill [3]
  • Companies Office celebrates 10 years online [4]
  • Don McGlashan & the Seven Sisters On Tour [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0608/S00066.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0608/S00357.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0608/S00352.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0608/S00046.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0608/S00213.htm


    Stories From AUT's Te Waha Nui

  • By Melanie Allan - Papuan HIV/Aids Rate 10 Times Official Figure [1]
  • By Ali Bell - Freeport Mine ‘Terrible’ Sight From Space [2]
  • By Dianna Vezich - NZ ‘not doing enough’ over West Papua crisis [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00241.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00235.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00228.htm


    Dance: Karim Sahai Reviews & Photographs Sri Ram Katha

    - Good and Evil. Two immensely powerful forces. The words "darkness", "light" and "struggle" easily come to mind. But when the victory of Good over Evil takes the form of a grandiose on-stage epic, with a myriad of artists skilled in the art of movement, the harmony of light, chant and colours, then it is easy to trust that Good will always be triumphant. See... Images & Review: Sri Ram Katha [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00245.htm


    Business Results: Skycity Turns Out $120 million Profit

    - Skycity Entertainment Group has celebrated ten years of operation with a profit of $120.1 million for the year ended 30 June 2006, up 13% on 2005. This is at the upper end of expectations and reflects a good performance from SKYCITY’s key businesses. See... Skycity: Annual Profit Of $120.1 Million [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0608/S00334.htm


    Culture: Angela Bloomfield Voted Best During Fayreform Breast Pride Week

    - As part of the celebration of Fayreform National Breast Pride Week, Angela Bloomfield was announced the winner of the celebrity Best Breasts 2006. She was voted number one by the 1,500 women who took part in the recent Fayreform Annual Full Bust Survey. See... Angela Bloomfield Voted New Zealand's Best Breasts [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0608/S00209.htm


    Parade: Boobs On Bikes To Go Ahead Without Permit

    - Auckland City has reconsidered the necessity of issuing a permit for the "Boobs on bike" parade on Queen Street scheduled for Wednesday, 23 August 2006. The event organiser and Auckland City have had detailed discussions regarding the logistics of the parade and have reached an agreement about the starting point, the route and the traffic management plan. See... Permit not necessary for Boobs on bikes [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0608/S00213.htm


    UN Monitoring As Lebanese Army Moves Into Border Area

    - Lebanese forces moved into more areas in the south of the country today as Israeli troops withdrew and the cessation of hostilities with Hezbollah continued to hold, the United Nations interim force, which is coordinating the operation, said in a statement. It said that this latest withdrawal of Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) and the deployment of Lebanese troops was going ahead in accordance with plans agreed yesterday during a third trilateral meeting held between its Force Commander and senior representatives from both sides. See... Lebanese Army Move Into More Positions [1] ALSO:

  • Experts Arrive In Lebanon To Plan Recovery Efforts [2]
  • Aerial Surveillance Of Lebanese Oil Spill Begins [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00304.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00305.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00302.htm


    Commentary Assessing The Aftermath Of The Lebanon War

    - In simple language: "the comprehensive will of the people" - the will of all parts of the Lebanese public, including the Shiite community. "Side by side with the Resistance": side by side with Hizbullah. "Which have amazed the world with their steadfastness": the heroism of the Hizbullah fighters. "Blown to pieces the reputation of the army about which it has been said that it is invincible": the Israeli army. See... Uri Avnery: The 155th Victim [1] MORE:

  • Remi Kanazi - Remi Kanazi: Losing its Morals & Marbles [2]
  • Dahr Jamail - Dahr Jamail: Interview With Ray McGovern (1) [3]
  • William Fisher - Nobody Ever Died From Talking [4]
  • CLICK HERE FOR MORE COVERAGE OF THE ISRAEL/LEBANON CONFLICT
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    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00234.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00233.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00232.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00230.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00055.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Africa - Annan Urges DR Congo To Respect Poll Results [1]
  • Iraq - El Salvador Dispatches New Contingent to Iraq [2]
  • Iran - Annan Appeals To Iran On Nuclear Issue [3]
  • USA - 92% of Americans Oppose Secret Vote Counting [4]
  • Global - Greenpeace Demands Global Ban On US Rice Imports [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00303.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00301.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00300.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00299.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00296.htm


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    Elections: Zogby Poll Confirms US Voters Strong Views On Transparent Elections

    - A recent Zogby poll documents ground breaking information on the attitudes of American voters toward electronic voting. They are quite clear in the belief that the outcome of an entire election can be changed due to flaws in computerized voting machines. At a stunning rate of 92%, Americans insist on the right to watch their votes being counted. And, at an overwhelming 80%, they strongly object to the use of secret computer software to tabulate votes without citizen access to that software. See... New Zogby Poll On Electronic Voting Attitudes [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00220.htm


    Stateside: Where Rosalea Visits A Electronics Emporio Fit For The Pharaoh

    - There’s an ad on TV that has puzzled me ever since I moved to the Bay Area. It’s for an electronics store that sells not just consumer products but the kind of stuff techies go nuts for--memory upgrades, gold-plated audio jacks, all that jazz. The curious thing about the ad is that it features an owl and the night sky. So, being down in the South Bay this weekend, I decided to find out why. See... Stateside With Rosalea: Campbell And Fry’s [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00244.htm


    Terror: Michel Chossudovsky Assesses The Credibility Of USUK Terror Alerts

    The British Home Office announced (August 10) that a "foiled terror plot" to simultaneously blow up as many as ten airplanes on transatlantic flights had been uncovered. So far Scotland Yard has not presented documentary evidence of this carefully coordinated suicide bombing operation. See... Michel Chossudovsky: Crying Wolf [1] MORE:

  • Larry C. Johnson - Bush's Weapon of Mass Deception [2]
  • William Blum - The Anti-Empire Report - August 18 2006 [3]
  • Greg Palast- Osama Walks Into To This Bar, See? [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00242.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00209.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00214.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00167.htm


    Murder: Richard S. Ehrlich's JonBenet Murder Confession Coverage

    - BANGKOK, Thailand -- Accused murderer John Mark Karr's last hours in Bangkok on Sunday (August 20) were spent dressing up and discussing Chopin and classical music, while listening to his Thai jailer serenade him with a personal, impromptu version of a 1960s Bee Gees song. Self-conscious, sullen, pale and silent, Karr walked out of the Immigration Department's detention center in the afternoon, escorted for several yards (meters) by a phalanx of unarmed Thai police. See... Ehrlich: John Mark Karr's Last Night In Bangkok [1] EARLIER: Why Did John Mark Karr Confess Murder In Thailand? [2] & Ehrlich: Ramsey JonBenet Thailand Murder Presser [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00240.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00208.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00197.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENT & OPINION:

  • Russell Brown & Ors… - Public Address 21/08/06 - Four New Posts! [1]
  • Leopold & Ash - Indictment Still Sealed, Fitzgerald Still Busy [2]
  • Critic Blog - Two Wrongs Make A Riot [3]
  • Al Giordano - Fraud & Loathing On The Campaign Trail In Chiapas [4]
  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For August 21, 2006 [5] & August 20, 2006 [6]
  • Lynn Landes - Video: Caught On Tape, The Fix Is In [7]
  • David Swanson - The Best War Ever [8]
  • Evelyn Pringle - Lawmakers Say FDA Better Clean Up Its Act [9]
  • Green Left Weekly - Tahiti: Nuclear Coverup Stokes Tension With France [10]
  • Anne McElroy Dachel - Guest Opinion: The Really Big Lie About Autism [11]
  • Sanjay Upadhya - Nepal: Ominous Order Amid Murky Mandate [12]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00239.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00238.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00237.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00243.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00246.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00226.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00236.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00231.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00229.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00227.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00224.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00223.htm

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    Immigration: Locke 'Compassionately' Advocates Blowing NZ's Health Budget -

    The Green Party welcomes the scrapping of immigration restrictions on the partners and dependent children of New Zealand residents, but is concerned about the introduction of an age limit of 55 years on residency applications. "The duty of care to older relatives is one that New Zealand should not be automatically obstructing even if, in some cases, the exercise of discretion may place an extra burden on the health budget," said Green MP Keith Locke. See... Immigration changes a mixed bag [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00351.htm


    Oral Health: Rotten Teeth Result From Rotten Policy

    - Data showing a decline in the oral health of New Zealand five year olds is a reminder of what is lost when a government fails to invest in families, Health Minister Pete Hodgson said today. See... New oral health statistics worst on record [1] ALSO:

  • National - King’s shameful legacy in oral health [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00343.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00340.htm


    McCully: Cullen Gets A Rucking -

    Michael Cullen’s extraordinary outburst filmed by TV1, in which he claimed senior journalists were writing anti-government stories because they were hankering for a tax cut, seemed like an isolated moment of madness. But this week he was at it again. And this time it wasn’t a simple matter of losing his grip in what he imagined to be a private exchange. This time he actually wrote it down and distributed it to the Press Gallery. See... www.mccully.co.nz 18 August 2006 [1] ALSO:

  • Cullen - Be careful whose spin you believe [2]
  • National - Labour's threat to Herald Mugabe-style government [3]
  • NZ Govt - The goose will get its sauce and wont be plucked! [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00326.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00249.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00260.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00268.htm


    Local Govt: Brown Makes A Bid For Manukau -

    Last election we came close to a change in leadership in Manukau City. The issues and challenges that were debated then are still with us. I am offering to provide the kind of leadership that will move us all on in those areas where we need to develop and grow. Responsibility, Innovation and Fairness will be the catch cry of the campaign and my approach to civic leadership. See... Len Brown Announces Manukau Mayoralty Candidacy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0608/S00188.htm


    Parliament: PM Faces The Press - This Week Phillip Field Revisited

    - Scoop Audio: Kevin List reports from the Beehive - If you are a citizen who wants to find out just what the Prime Minister's reply was to further questions regarding Mr Taito Philip Field then perhaps you could be a dweller in the hypothetical land of 'beltway'. Once sated by your regular Taito Philip Field fix you may then need to know some more news about a draft Auditor-General's report and the way political parties spend taxpayer's money promoting themselves. See... PM Ponders Issues 'Within the Beltway' [1] ALSO:

  • NZ Govt - PM Re Captured New Zealand Cameraman [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00137.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00231.htm


    MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES:

  • NZ Govt - Mayor appointed to NZ Fire Service Commission [1]
  • NZ Govt - Visitor's expected to reach 3.1 million in 2012 [2]
  • NZ Govt - Review of Govt. Superannuation Fund Authority [3]
  • NZ Govt - National not fit to manage economy [4]
  • NZ Govt - Family Friendly Change To Residence Policy [5]
  • Nats - King’s police recruitment drive starts [6]
  • Nats - National Education - 21 August 2006 [7]
  • Nats - Cullen fails to show restraint with public sector [8]
  • Nats - Zero accountability for $295 million programme [9]
  • Nats - Workers voting with their feet – Mapp [10]
  • Nats -Flat Bush: Maharey should listen to parents [11]
  • Nats - Government Must Test Food from China - Now [12]
  • Nats - Labour makes no headway on Oz-based liable parents [13]
  • ACT - Hide Hopeful For NZ First On Rates Bill [14]
  • Greens - Immigration changes a mixed bag [15]
  • United - Swell of support for CYF complaints authority [16]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00355.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00350.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00349.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00347.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00337.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00354.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00352.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00346.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00345.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00342.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00341.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00339.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00338.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00353.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00351.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00348.htm

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