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Top Scoop Stories - 03 June 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 03 June 2008

LEAD STORY:

Gordon Campbell: Don Brash's Rehabilitation

NZ POLITICS:

Health Policy: Hard Hitting Anti-smoking Ads Launched
Medical: Manukau Mayor's Condition Remains Stable
Dairy: Greens Have Cow Over Fonterra Payout
TV3 Video: Polls Have Labour Down Despite Tax Cuts
Tribute '08: Ceremony Kept Activist-Free
Election 08: Mike Ward, Scott McClellan And Sharon Stone, All In One Article
Media: PM Expresses Shock At Death Of Journalist In Kenya

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Electricity: Artist Accuses Meridian Energy of Environmental Vandalism
Dining: British Cuisine Celebrated In NZ Competition
Productivity: Survey Says Bad Dreams In The Night, Money Takes Flight

WORLD:

US Politics: Independent Support For McCain Iran Policy Rises
Middle East: IAEA Chief ElBaradei Dispatches Team To Syria
Israel/Palestine: 'Positive' Humanitarian Steps By Israel And Hizbollah
Pakistan: Deadly Embassy Bombing In Islamabad Deplored

COMMENT:

Stateside: Impeachment - Wake up and weep
Collins: Texas Supreme Court Challenges Incest Taboo
Bush at Center of Intelligence Leak?

LIFESTYLE:

Cinema: OZ Human Trafficking Film Opens In NZ
Funkiness: Electro-tappers Return With New Album
Arts: Black Grace South Island Tour


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LEAD STORY

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Don Brash faces
the media after the release of the Holow MenGordon Campbell: Don Brash's Rehabilitation - Given Don Brash's complicity in his own cynical re-packaging contained in Nicky Hager's book The Hollow Men, you'd think it would be impossible to resurrect the Brash saga as a tragic fall from grace. Yet on the weekend, the Sunday Star-Times had a fairly good shot at it. In the SST article we found Brash with eyes a brim with tears, likening his principles to a box of long un-tended, now-dead roses. Brash was feeling teary about not saying enough at the time to ensure the wealthy got bigger tax cuts and that beneficiaries and their children received harsher treatment. More >> [1]

[1] - http://election08.scoop.co.nz/wtf-june-3-2008-don-brash-and-the-greens/


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NZ POLITICS

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Health Policy: Hard Hitting Anti-smoking Ads Launched - New hard-hitting television advertisements showing the devastating impact smoking has on the lives of real New Zealanders will screen from today said Associate Health Minister Damien O'Connor. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00004.htm


Medical: Manukau Mayor's Condition Remains Stable - The condition of Len Brown, Mayor of Manukau, remains stable today, following a heart attack on Saturday night. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0806/S00001.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00008.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00001.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00009.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/8724.html


Dairy: Greens Have Cow Over Fonterra Payout - The Green Party is congratulating Fonterra for today's announcement of a higher payout but is asking why the ordinary person is paying for Fonterra's pollution of our air and water. The taxpayer is subsidising the agricultural sector, mostly dairy, to the tune of $1.3billion to cover its greenhouse emissions over the next five years. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00001.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00010.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00011.htm


TV3 Video: Polls Have Labour Down Despite Tax Cuts - The Labour Party has taken a hammering in the latest television polls with support slumping immediately after the budget. TV3 has National is up two to 50, Labour slides three to 38, and the Greens remain steady on 5.8. New Zealand First goes up ever so slightly to 3.9; the Maori party is safe on 2. Act and United Future barely register. More >> [1]

MORE:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/8726.html
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/8774.html


Tribute '08: Ceremony Kept Activist-Free - Two peace activists were denied entry to Parliamentary grounds today during the Government's Vietnam War event. This in the day after the Wellington High Court upheld the convictions against Valerie Morse and another activist for burning the flag and disrupting the speech of the Secretary of Defence on ANZAC day in 2007. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00004.htm


Election 08: Mike Ward, Scott McClellan And Sharon Stone, All In One Article - The sideshow at the Greens' conference could still be Mike Ward, and his ongoing blocking of co-leader Russel Norman's bid to enter Parliament on the party list. It is hard to believe that Ward - who loves a crowd - could pass up a chance for a U-turn, and another spin in the spotlight. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00426.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00423.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00458.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00429.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/international/8638.html


Media: PM Expresses Shock At Death Of Journalist In Kenya - Prime Minister Helen Clark today expressed shock at news of the death of New Zealand photo journalist Trent Keegan, in Nairobi, Kenya, and extended her sympathy to his family and friends. "Our thoughts are with the family and associates of this talented young New Zealander during this difficult time," Helen Clark said. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00651.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/international/8676.html
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/international/8683.html
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/8685.html


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Electricity: Artist Accuses Meridian Energy of Environmental Vandalism - New Zealanders are being hoodwinked into sacrificing their iconic landscapes to self-interested energy corporations, said leading landscape artist Grahame Sydney today. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00001.htm


Dining: British Cuisine Celebrated In NZ Competition - The search for New Zealand's top chippie gets underway this month with shops able to register to take part in the 'That's Life! Best Chip Competition 2008'. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00012.htm


Productivity: Survey Says Bad Dreams In The Night, Money Takes Flight - Sleep disorders, particularly sleep apnoea, are costing millions every year according to new research says the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand and the Australasian Sleep Association. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0806/S00002.htm


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WORLD

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US Politics: Independent Support For McCain Iran Policy Rises - A new national study conducted among 310 self-reported Democrats, Republicans and Independents indicated that after viewing segments of Senator McCain's remarks at the AIPAC Meeting in Washington DC earlier today, there was modest movement of support for Senator John McCain. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00009.htm


Middle East: IAEA Chief ElBaradei Dispatches Team To Syria - The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) received that information - which claimed that the destroyed Syrian facility was not yet operational and had not yet been introduced to nuclear material - from the United States in April. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00025.htm


Israel/Palestine: 'Positive' Humanitarian Steps By Israel And Hizbollah - Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the return by Israel of a released prisoner to Lebanon and Hizbollah's release of remains of Israeli soldiers killed during the 2006 war. ''The developments are a positive step towards addressing the humanitarian issues''. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00024.htm


Pakistan: Deadly Embassy Bombing In Islamabad Deplored - Ban Ki-moon voiced outrage at the deadly car bombing outside the Danish Embassy in the Pakistani capital. Media reports say at least six people have been killed and dozens of others injured in the attack, which took place in the early afternoon. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00028.htm


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COMMENT

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Stateside: Impeachment - Wake up and weep - I'd hardly had my eyes open for ten minutes on Saturday morning before they were filled with tears. Anger? Gut-dropping despair? Is there any word that can describe how it felt to be watching on the local unaffiliated TV station's morning news... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00008.htm


Collins: Texas Supreme Court Challenges Incest Taboo - The Texas Supreme Court just struck a blow at the foundation of civilized society - the incest taboo . On April 28, 2008, the Court overturned a Texas Department of Family and Protective Services finding that removed 130 children from a religious ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00436.htm


Bush at Center of Intelligence Leak? - Editor's Note: In light of explosive revelations made Thursday morning by former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan claiming that President Bush ordered the leak of classified information in the CIA leak case, The Public Record is republishing... More >> [1]

ALSO:

FROM NOVEMBER 2007:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00428.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00423.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00426.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00430.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00434.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00389.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Cinema: OZ Human Trafficking Film Opens In NZ - Every once in a while, an Australian film emerges with a story of such rare power and insight that it demands to be seen. The Jammed journeys to the flipside of the Australian dream. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00009.htm


Funkiness: Electro-tappers Return With New Album - A new double album, a scorching new single, live shows & even secret shows... Coco Solid strikes back with the upcoming release of her double-album The Radical Bad Attack. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00005.htm


Arts: Black Grace South Island Tour - Black Grace has just returned from a hugely successful tour of North America, including a short season at the Tjibaou Centre in Noumea, New Caledonia... Now wanting to serve their home base which they haven't visited for some time Black Grace begin their 'Grass Roots Tour' of the South Island on June 6 touring ten centres giving 12 performances in 16 days. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00004.htm


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