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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Hard News Is Here!
Guest Column: Radical Tax Ideas Ignored
PMA Withdraw “Pro-war” Jim Anderton Listing
Tegal Say Their Chooks Pass Random Drug Tests
Survey Shows Mustache, Trustworthiness Link
Young And Write-shuss
Guest Opinion: A GE Free Future Is Possible
Katya Rivas

NEWS FROM THE FRONT
Sandra’s Scary Day
Dalai Lama Talks To Europe About Peace
NZ SAS Troops Deployed
US Anti-terrorism Bill Sweeps Aside Civil Liberties
Greenleft: Hungry Men Are Angry Terrorists
THE RECEIVED VERSION - LATEST OFFICIAL US REMARKS

OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)
Communists Called To The Streets For GE Free NZ
The GE Debate Full Coverage:
Minister’s Maori Health Challenge
The Naming Of Constable Keith Abbott
Student Debt Leads To Doctor Departures
Alzeimher Drugs Value For Money

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Hard News Is Here!

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... of this year's procession of lose-lose scenarios for the government, the obligation to make the call on whether to follow the Royal Commission' recommendation for tightly-controlled field trials of GE crops must be the trickiest. See... HARD NEWS 26/10/01 - I'll have the Fudge, Please [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00144.htm


Guest Column: Radical Tax Ideas Ignored

- There are a lot of myths spread about a so called capital gains tax (CGT), especially by the real estate industry. The tax review panel used these tired old excuses too. However, none of the arguments stand up to scrutiny. See... Tax Lawyers On Review Panel Feather Own Nest [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00143.htm


PMA Withdraw “Pro-war” Jim Anderton Listing

- We have received an email message from Sam Fisher (Office of Hon Jim Anderton) and have also been telephoned by John Pagani (Press Officer) with respect to the following listing in the Peace vigils, rallies and meetings listings we circulated this morning. See... Listing re Jim Anderton [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00145.htm


Tegal Say Their Chooks Pass Random Drug Tests

- The facts are: it is illegal to use hormonal growth promotants in NZ broiler chickens; there are no hormonal growth promotants licensed for use in poultry production in NZ; and hormonal growth promotants have never been used in poultry meat production in NZ*. See... Drug Testing For Chickens Shows No 'Fowl Play' [1] . Meanwhile Dunedin based animal rights group Animal Watch Aotearoa are disgusted at the Environment Court's decision to allow Mainland Poultry to expand to over one million battery hens. See... Mainland Poultry expansion an investment in cruelty [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0110/S00140.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00158.htm


Survey Shows Mustache, Trustworthiness Link

- Firefighters are now New Zealanders’, most trusted professionals and politicians are the least trusted, according to the second Reader’s Digest survey on most trusted brands, institutions and professions. See... Who Do New Zealanders Trust? [1] and Image: Firefighters Most Trusted Professionals [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0110/S00127.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0110/S00130.htm


Young And Write-shuss

- 1. Lindsay Perigo: After The Bombing - What Next? - 2. Busted On Tape - 3. Anti-Smoking Zealots Expose Hypocrisy - 4. Top Ten Things You'll Never Hear In Local Body Politics - 5. Website Of The Week. See... New Write - Newsletter Of Young Nationals [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00147.htm


Guest Opinion: A GE Free Future Is Possible

- Just like we are Nuclear-Free, we can be GE-Free. This does not mean turning our backs on the positive things the understanding of genetics can do for our medicine, our research, our understanding of life and commercial opportunities. It simply means we do not release genetically engineered organisms into our environment, our agriculture. See... Guest Opinion: Let's Be World Leaders [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00145.htm


Katya Rivas

- Gabriel the Archangel, in union with Michael and Raphael, in deference to the Triune and one God, as ambassadors, in the compassion of the Word made Flesh and through the excellence of the great Mother of God, exult on earth with you. See... Katya Rivas: Greet the Divine Father [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00141.htm


NEWS FROM THE FRONT

Sandra’s Scary Day

- "I commend the authorities for their prompt response to this incident," Conservation Minister Sandra Lee said today. See... Sandra Lee comments on Anthrax scare incident [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00452.htm


Dalai Lama Talks To Europe About Peace

- It is a great honour for me to address the European Parliament. I believe the European Union is an inspiring example for a cooperative and peaceful co-existence among different nations and peoples and deeply inspiring for people like myself who strongly believe ... The Dalai Lama To The European Parliament [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00186.htm


NZ SAS Troops Deployed

- At 0520hrs this morning [24.10.01] the BBC World Service (rebroadcast on TV One) carried a report about two x 650 men detachments of British troops on exercises in the east Arabian peninsula nation of OMAN. See... NZ SAS troops deployed on Diego Garcia - BBC [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00183.htm


US Anti-terrorism Bill Sweeps Aside Civil Liberties

- WASHINGTON -- The American Civil Liberties Union today expressed profound disappointment with Senate passage of the controversial anti-terrorism legislation and promised to monitor the implementation of its sweeping new powers for any abuse of civil liberties. See... ACLU Responds to Passage of Anti-Terrorism Bill [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00185.htm


Greenleft: Hungry Men Are Angry Terrorists

- “I don't know whether they are going to eliminate the terrorists or create them. We are not terrorists, they [are] forcing us to become terrorists”, said Kabul resident Mohammed Nabi, referring to Washington's nightly bombing of his country. See... Bush’s war threatens millions with starvation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00142.htm


THE RECEIVED VERSION - LATEST OFFICIAL US REMARKS

- ASD PA Clarke Meeting with Media Pool Bureau Chief [1] - DoD News Briefing 25/10 - Rumsfeld and Gen. Myers [2] - Pentagon Seeks Ideas On Combating Terrorism [3] - Secretary Rumsfeld Interview With USA Today [4] - Campaign Against Terrorism – Powell To Congress [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00195.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00194.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00188.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00187.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00184.htm


OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)


Communists Called To The Streets For GE Free NZ

- The Communist Party is urging the broadest mobilisation against the push by US transnationals to turn Aotearoa into a testing ground for genetic experiments as the Clark regime weighs up options over the next week. Mobilise Against Imperialist Genetic Plunder [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00159.htm


The GE Debate Full Coverage:

- NZ First - We Can Make Our Own GM Decisions [1] - National - Start needed on labelling GE food [2] - Robert Mann- Robert Mann - GE Letter To Members Of Parliament [3] - GE Free Dunedin - GE Free Dunedin Petition Attracts Nearly 3000 Sigs [4] - GE Free Photographs Come Together [5] - Ge Free Wgtn - GE Free Banner Wrap: Parliament, Monday Oct 29 [6] - Blue Greens - GM Decision To Test PM [7] - The Interchurch Commission On Genetic Engineering [8] - Christian Heritage - G E Debate [9] - GE Free Hikoi Latest - Hikoi Press Release 24 Oct [10] earlier... GE Free Hikoi [11] - Federated Farmers - Farmers Pro Choice [12] - C.D. Sludge - Sludge Report #117 – Inside The Pro-GE Lobby [13] - Life Sciences Network - Prominent NZers call on Govt to Implement RCGM [14] - ACT - Maori Should be Supportive of GM Development [15] - Greenpeace - Forest Certification System Says No to GE Trees [16] - Wellington Chamber Of Commerce - Economic Sabotage Threatened [17] - National - Votes of Confidence [18]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00450.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00449.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00157.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00156.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00148.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00152.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00151.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00149.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00146.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00139.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00117.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00137.htm
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00130.htm
[14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00135.htm
[15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00423.htm
[16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00124.htm
[17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00123.htm
[18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00447.htm


Minister’s Maori Health Challenge

- As the Minister of Health makes her recommendations to Cabinet on the 39 Maori appointments to District Health Boards, she must not fail Maori again, National's Maori Affairs spokesperson Georgina te Heuheu said today. See... Health Minister must not fail Maori twice [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00469.htm


The Naming (Or Not) Of Constable Keith Abbott

- National's Police spokesman Tony Ryall says he is disappointed many in the media have decided to publicise 'Constable A's' name. See... Comments on lift of name suppression [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00468.htm


Student Debt Leads To Doctor Departures

- Green Tertiary Education Spokesperson Nandor Tanczos today said all the pompous talk about 'the knowledge wave' was a joke while graduates continue to be forced out of New Zealand by massive student debt. 'Knowledge wave' talk a joke as student debt soars [1] MORE: - NZUSA - Graduates Will Continue To Leave [2] - Medical Students - Medical Student Debt In Head-On Collision [3] - Medical Association - Action needed to retain doctors [4] These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees - There were five committee meetings this week, including one currently in progress. One meeting was in Auckland and the other four were in the parliamentary complex. See... Select Committee Business - to 26 October [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00465.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0110/S00031.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0110/S00030.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0110/S00028.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00461.htm


Alzeimher Drugs Value For Money

- National's Senior Citizens spokesperson Dr Lynda Scott today called on the Government to increase funding for drugs which have been clinically proven to dramatically improve the lives of a significant percentage of Alzheimer's patients. See... Funding Needed For Cost Saving Drugs [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00453.htm

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