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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Hard News Is Here!
Perigo On The Bombing Of Afghanistan
Howard’s End: Old Smokey All Purpose Sauce
Greens Say Confidence Support Is Conditional
APEC 2001: Lea Barker: A Song For APEC Leaders To Sing
APEC 2001: APEC Exploits Terror – Aziz Choudry
APEC 2001: Sutton Optimistic For New World Trade Round
APEC 2001: Conference Reports
APEC 2001: APEC IN PICTURES:
Katya Rivas

AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE
Guest Opinion: An Explanation For Pakistani Acquiescence
THE RECEIVED VERSION - US OFFICIAL REMARKS
Hundreds Of Thousands Of Lives On The Line

OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)
Gambling Review Outcome And Reaction
These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees
Caring For Crisis Kids
Anderton A Free Trade Apologist - Greens
Power Profiteering?

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Hard News Is Here!

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... oh, the humanity. It may take the city years to recover. The shock, the shame, the horror. Yes, with the support of a thunderous 18.3 per cent of adult Aucklanders, John Banks is the mayor. See... HARD NEWS 19/10/01 - Cleaning Up the Streets [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00115.htm


Perigo On The Bombing Of Afghanistan

- Thus far, Bush Jr seems to be doing better than his father in comparable circumstances. He is waging a war not of his choosing with greater resolve & moral self-assurance than the man who balked at finishing the job against Saddam Hussein. See... Lindsay Perigo: After the Bombing, What Next? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00113.htm


Howard’s End: Old Smokey All Purpose Sauce

- I'm still unsure whether genetic engineering of our food is a good thing but, what I am sure of, we all have to eat to live. For decades, New Zealand has been well recognised globally for its reputation to produce good, safe food - shouldn't we be continuing along that already successful path? Maree Howard writes. See... Howard's End: The Perfect New Zealand Product [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00111.htm


Greens Say Confidence Support Is Conditional

- Farmers have everything to fear from the short-sighted, grubby politics being played out by the Labour-Alliance coalition and the Greens over Genetic Engineering trials, ACT Agriculture Spokesman MP Owen Jennings said today. See... Farmers Fall Victim to Grubby Politics [1] - National - Consumer choice a key issue of GM [2] - National - Don't believe Anderton about the Greens [3] - Winston Peters - Green GE position deceitful & threat to stability [4] - GE Free NZ - GE Free NZ support the Greens [5] - Physicians For Responsible Science - GE Liability [6] - Physicians For Responsible Science - Moratorium on GEOs [7] - Capital GE Free – Soil on Parliament Steps Today. Keep it GE Free [8] For Full GE Issue coverage see the Just Politics [9] feature page:


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00389.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00374.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00384.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00371.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00109.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00111.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00110.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00103.htm
[9] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=justpolitics


APEC 2001: Lea Barker: A Song For APEC Leaders To Sing

An Open Ditty to the world leaders meeting in Shanghai this weekend (to the tune of 'Sergeant Krupke', from 'West Side Story') See... Stateside With Rosalea: Musical Edition [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00114.htm


APEC 2001: APEC Exploits Terror – Aziz Choudry

- As officials, ministers and Leaders of the 21 APEC member economies meet in Shanghai, GATT Watchdog's Aziz Choudry has accused advocates of free trade and investment of exploiting popular sentiment and war hysteria in the wake of the September 11 attacks... See... APEC 2001 Exploiters of Terrorism - GATT Watchdog [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00123.htm


APEC 2001: Sutton Optimistic For New World Trade Round

- Minister for Trade Negotiations Jim Sutton has added his voice to APEC’s call for the launch of a WTO Round. See... Sutton optimistic for WTO launch [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00396.htm


APEC 2001: Conference Reports

APEC Foreign Ministers Consensus on Anti-Terrorism [1] APEC 2001 China on Improving Sino-U.S. Relations [2] U.S. President Bush Arrives in Shanghai [3] 13th APEC Ministerial Meeting - Joint Statement [4] Part2 - APEC Ministerial Meeting - Joint Statement [5] Part3 - APEC 2001 Joint Ministerial Statement [6] Part4 - APEC 2001 Joint Ministerial Statement [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00115.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00114.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00113.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00105.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00106.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00107.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00108.htm


APEC 2001: APEC IN PICTURES:

- APEC Images: The APEC Press Corps [1] - APEC Images: 13th APEC Ministerial Meeting [2] - APEC Images: Four APEC National Leaders Arrive [3] - APEC Images: Shanghai Decked Out For APEC [4] - APEC Image: Helen Clark Arrives in Shanghai [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00127.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00126.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00125.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00124.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00118.htm


Katya Rivas

- Away from the noise of the world you will be near Me. Near and not far, faithful and secure, good and not tasteless: these are the three stages that you must fulfill in order to possess Me much more than in the past… See... Katya Rivas: Away from the Noise of the World [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00108.htm


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AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE

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Guest Opinion: An Explanation For Pakistani Acquiescence

Pakistan is under the military rule and yet President General Pervez Musharraf has not tried to curb the right of free speech and free press. His decision to co-operate with the international campaign against terrorism has been endorsed by the vast majority ... See... Guest Opinion: Pakistan Under Threat [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00112.htm


THE RECEIVED VERSION - US OFFICIAL REMARKS

Rumsfeld Interview with Christiane Amanpour, CNN [1] DoD News Briefing 18/10 - Rumsfeld and Gen. Myers [2] Powell Remarks At Joint APEC Press Conference [3] Powell Aboard Aircraft En Route To Shanghai [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00122.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00121.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00117.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00116.htm


Hundreds Of Thousands Of Lives On The Line

- All necessary measures must be taken to ensure humanitarian aid is delivered to those that need it in Afghanistan. In light of reports that indicate that unless enough aid reaches the Afghan population before the onset of winter hundreds of thousands of lives could be at risk. See... Afghanistan: Position on humanitarian aid delivery [1] . See also... Refugee camps in tribal areas - a risky strategy [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00120.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00119.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Gambling Review Outcome And Reaction

- The Government is determined to control the growth of gambling, minimise the harm it causes, involve New Zealanders in decision-making about gambling and ensure that gaming profits benefit the community, Internal Affairs Minister George Hawkins said yesterday. See... Final Gaming Decisions Announced [1] and Gaming Review – Summary Of Key Decisions [2] - ACT - Government Deals Bad Hand to New Zealanders [3] - Alliance - Gaming Review - Anderton [4] - Annette King - Gaming Review acknowledges value of racing [5] - National - Govt stacks the deck on gaming reform [6] - Greens - Gaming review fails to impose moratorium on pokies [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00373.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00372.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00382.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00381.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00380.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00378.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00377.htm


These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees

- There were 19 committee meetings. One was in Christchurch and the remainder in the parliamentary complex. See... Select Committee Business [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00393.htm


Caring For Crisis Kids

- Children allowed to drop out of school are almost three times as likely to come from poverty-stricken schools than wealthy schools, ACT Education Spokesman MP Donna Awatere Huata revealed today. See... The Face of the Crisis: Young, Poor and Brown [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00392.htm


Anderton A Free Trade Apologist - Greens

- The Green Party has accused Acting Customs Minister Jim Anderton of becoming an apologist for free trade following his defence of Customs' breaches under the Singapore Free Trade Agreement. See... Anderton apologist for free trade [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00386.htm


Power Profiteering?

Today's announcement of substantially increased profits for the three state-owned power companies shows merely the tip of a vast iceberg of windfall profits creamed during the electricity crisis, says National's Murray McCully and Pansy Wong. See... Power profits tip of the iceberg [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00375.htm

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