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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House – Today’s Q&A
Keith Rankin: The Way They See Us Over There
Opposition Wants To Follow Aussie Into Battle Against Terror
ZZZZZzzzzt: Peter Cresswell Attracts Reader Backlash
Anthrax Anxiety Leads To Mail Delays
Scoop Images: Manhattan As Seen From Space
Sludge Report: It’s All About Oil + Feedback
Katya Rivas

AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE
US Officials Talk To The World
Today’s Pentagon Briefing
Israeli Hardliner Becomes Martyr – Gush Shalom On Assassination

OTHER NEWS
GE Liability Report Receives Mixed Reaction
Selling New Zealand
Electricity SOEs Make Solid Profits Through Power Crisis
Senior Public Servants Get A Ministerial Talking To
What Do You Think About Climate Change?
The ERA Is Working - Wilson
Girls Wrongful Conviction To Be Investigated
Alliance Talks Re-Nationalisation Of Transport Assets

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House – Today’s Q&A

- Today's questions of the day concerned: GE Economic Effects – NZ Post Vs Richard Prebble – Unemployment Beneficiaries – Australian Troop Deployments – Unsafe Schoolgirls Convictions – Cloud Nine Immigration Arrangements – ERA Update – Hobbs Views On RCGM Report – Speed Cameras – Police Recruiting – Gaming Review – Maori Affairs Achievements. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –18 October [1] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00106.htm


Keith Rankin: The Way They See Us Over There

- I think that most New Zealanders were genuinely puzzled by the attitudes revealed by Australians - or at least the Australian media - in the wake of the Ansett Airlines insolvency. See... Keith Rankin: The Australian view of New Zealand [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00105.htm


Opposition Wants To Follow Aussie Into Battle Against Terror

- Australia's decision to send 1550 troops plus four F/A-18 jet strike fighters and two long-range P3 Orion reconnaissance aircraft to the war against terrorism, is a significant commitment, ACT leader Richard Prebble says. See... NZ Should Have Been Able to Stand Alongside Aussie [1] and Keep Our Strike Force Squadron by Rejoining ANZUS [2] More: - United Future NZ - US Has Asked For Absolutely Nothing From NZ [3] - National - NZ should do more for war against terrorism [4] - National - National commits to future security [5] - Christian Heritage - Government needs a rocket under its defence policy [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00349.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00336.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00369.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00365.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00347.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00095.htm


ZZZZZzzzzt: Peter Cresswell Attracts Reader Backlash

- It must be fantastic being a Libertarian. There's black, there's white, and that's about it. See... Scoop Feedback: Peter’s Friends, Not! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00103.htm


Anthrax Anxiety Leads To Mail Delays

- Further to a release issued this morning, New Zealand Post would like to advise customers that they may see reduced mail quantities and in some cases no mail at all as a result of mail centre closures overnight and yesterday. See... Update On Mail Deliveries [1] and Mail Delays Expected Due To Anthrax Precautions [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00111.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00104.htm


Scoop Images: Manhattan As Seen From Space

- The following images provide a Space Station’s eye view of Manhattan, and “Ground Zero”, the former site of the World Trade Center. See... Scoop Images: Ground Zero As Seen From Space [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00102.htm


Sludge Report: It’s All About Oil

- If the official story of the World Trade Center attacks reads like a Tom Clancy novel, simple plot, good guys, bad guys and cruise missiles, then this could be the LeCarre version. See... Sludge Report #114 – The Great Game [1] . See also Sludge readers feedback... Sludge Report #115 – More News About Oil [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00097.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00104.htm


Katya Rivas

- You have returned to your work, My little child, to serve your Lord who always waits for the generosity of His children to spread His Mercy and Love in the world. See... Katya Rivas: Seek Me and You Shall Find Me! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00101.htm

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AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE

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US Officials Talk To The World

– Senior US officials have been talking about their war on Afghanistan to the people of India, Indonesia and the wider Muslim world. See..Powell Remarks, Minister Jaswant Singh of India [1] , Secretary Armitage IV on Metro TV of Indonesia [2] and Secretary Rumsfeld Interview with Al Jezeera [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00109.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00108.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00105.htm


Today’s Pentagon Briefing

– See…DoD News Briefing 17/10 - Clarke and Stufflebeem [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00110.htm


Israeli Hardliner Becomes Martyr – Gush Shalom On Assassination

- Today Israeli society is in shock because of the murder of its Minister of Tourism Reha'am Ze'evi. Never before was it more clear than now that even a leader of a relatively small extremist group becomes a national hero and martyr when he is assassinated. Assassination Is Assassination [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00106.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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GE Liability Report Receives Mixed Reaction

- Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today welcomed a new report on who should pay if GE experiments or plantings go wrong, saying it was based on sound logic and fairness. See... Liability report fair and logical - Greens [1] . See also Life Science Network reaction... Chen & Palmer proposals will kill NZ research [2] Full Coverage: - Life Sciences Network - GM freeze not responsible Government [3] - National - Nats offer Government numbers on GM [4] English - Open Letter On Genetic Modification [5] - Federated Farmers - FFNZ Welcomes National Party stance on GM [6] - ACT - Govt Dithering on GE More Serious Than Air NZ [7] - Business NZ - GM 'Delay' or Moratorium - What's the Difference? [8] - Life Sciences Network - Govt. must act in NZ's greater strategic interest [9]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00352.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0110/S00041.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00099.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00323.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00324.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00094.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00326.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00093.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00092.htm


Selling New Zealand

- “New Zealand needs to build a national consensus in favour of attracting overseas investment into the country,” National's Economic Development Spokesman Tony Ryall said today. See... Overseas investment vital to development [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00360.htm


Electricity SOEs Make Solid Profits Through Power Crisis

- The four electricity state owned enterprises have reported sound performances for the past financial year, the Minister for State Owned Enterprises Mark Burton said today. See... Sound performances by electricity SOEs [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00357.htm


Senior Public Servants Get A Ministerial Talking To

- “The theme of this year’s conference, “Innovation and stability: meeting the challenge”, neatly summarises the issues faced by the public sector”. See... Public service senior management speech - Mallard [1] and An innovative public service - Pete Hodgson Speech [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00361.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00363.htm


What Do You Think About Climate Change?

- The Government is beginning a nationwide consultation process on New Zealand’s response to climate change. Pete Hodgson, Convenor of the Ministerial Group on Climate Change, today released a consultation document and supporting material for public distribution ... See... Climate change consultation process begins [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00356.htm


The ERA Is Working - Wilson

- The Minister of Labour Margaret Wilson says an Employment Relations Service report on the first 12 months of the Employment Relations Act shows that it is a balanced and practical piece of legislation, supporting good relationships in the workplace. See... After 12 months - the ERA achieves its objectives [1] , Stoppage statistics challenge myths [2] . MORE: - National - Strike figures show workers are suffering [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00346.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00345.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00344.htm


Girls Wrongful Conviction To Be Investigated

- The wrongful conviction and imprisonment of three young teenage girls is a serious matter which requires and will receive full investigation of how the justice system got it wrong says Justice Minister Phil Goff. See... Wrongful conviction of teenage girls [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00342.htm


Alliance Talks Re-Nationalisation Of Transport Assets

- I welcome the effort that the rail and maritime Union has put into this petition. See... Take Back the Track petition - Speech Notes [1] See also... Picking up the pieces of privatisation [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00338.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00339.htm


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