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Scoop: Top Scoops (Welcome Back 2002 Edition!)

Note: This is the first edition of Daily Top Scoops for 2002. The usual daily headline service will resume today with a bulletin around 4pm as usual. Here's hoping everybody has had a good break over the summer and are now prepared for an election year!. Cheers... The Scoop Editor

TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Election Trail 2002: Green Issues
Stateside: The Pretzel in International Statesmanship
David Miller: Kashmir Complicates Matters
Farmers Need To Know Just What’s So Alarming
Govt Silence On Guantanamo Bay Must Be Broken
Where Is Everyone?
Correctives Outline Key Policy Plank
Scoop Feedback: You’ve Been Writing
Been Rogered Lately?
MORE IMAGES:
RECENT SCOOP COMMENTARY

AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE
US Military Must Respect Prisoners’ Rights
THE RECEIVED VERSION - OFFICIAL UN, US & UK COMMENTS
David Miller: Al-Qaeda Still Dangerous

OTHER NEWS
Muriel Newman: Slippery Slope Steepens
Brig. Marshall Shouldn’t Be Only One Punished
The Chinless Elite Stake Out Their Turf
TVNZ Charter Blamed For Loss Of 40 Jobs
And So She Should
Kiwibank Benefits ANZ Customers
Murk Still Surrounds Pvt. Manning’s Death
Govt’s Greatest Misses For 2001

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Election Trail 2002: Green Issues

- It’s a disappointment, from an environmental point of view, that the Greens fondle the idea of governance but shy away from any commitment to govern. In this regard it clearly has placed its chance to influence Executive Government policy from within Cabinet in the too hard basket – fearful that should it do so, it will become the latest casualty of small-coalition-partner demise. See... Election Trail 2002 – The Green Factor [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00014.htm


Stateside: The Pretzel in International Statesmanship

- Who would have thunk it? Not only am I old enough to remember the days when steam locomotives roamed the earth, but I've lived long enough to see the demise of the lead balloon. I suppose THAT went down like a presidential pretzel. See... Stateside With Rosalea: Tempis Fugitives, Etc. [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00015.htm


David Miller: Kashmir Complicates Matters

- In the midst of the United States’ war against terrorism, the issue of Kashmir has resurfaced. This is not something the United States wishes to see, as it is desperate to keep both India and Pakistan on side and supporting its campaign. See... David Miller: Kashmir Raises Its Head Yet Again [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00016.htm


Farmers Need To Know Just What’s So Alarming

- ACT MP and dairy farmer Penny Webster today called on farmers to demand a full explanation of Mike Smith's concerns at Fonterra. See... Farmers Must Ask Hard Questions Of Fonterra [1] and Fonterra Director Resigns [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00094.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0201/S00046.htm


Govt Silence On Guantanamo Bay Must Be Broken

- Green Foreign Affairs spokesperson Keith Locke wants the Government to speak out against the degrading treatment of al-Qaeda and Taleban prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. See... Govt Should Speak Out Against Prisoner Humiliation [1] MORE: - ACT - Greens Talking PC Rubbish On Taleban PoWs [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00092.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00096.htm


Where Is Everyone?

- The new year has started well, the rain is producing grass hydroponically and driving people into shopping malls. The two old parties seem to have gone on holiday. While Helen Clark was away in North America, no one in government did anything. See... Richard Prebble's Letter From Wellington [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00089.htm


Correctives Outline Key Policy Plank

- Spanking can be a valuable disciplinary tool if it is administered appropriately. It is essential to always balance firmness with loving sensitivity. See... Correctives: Nunifesto 2002 Policy Release!!! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0201/S00024.htm


Scoop Feedback: You’ve Been Writing

- In this edition: Money for Jam - Warehouse style - Kiwi Bank, Every New Zealander’s Dismal Venture - Crocodile Tears All Dried Up - Israel Acting Like Rogue Country Possessing Weapons Of Mass Destruction With The Help Of US Veto! - Torture of Peter Blake. See... Scoop Feedback: The Warehouse’s Money For Jam [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00013.htm


Been Rogered Lately?

- Finalists Named For The Roger Award For The Worst Transnational Corporation In New Zealand In 2001. See... 2001 Roger Award Finalists Named [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0201/S00022.htm


MORE IMAGES:

- Steppin' out [1] - Goodbye Mrs Bones [2] - Shanksville, USA [3] - Christmas In East Timor [4] - MORE #1 [5] - #2 [6] - Peter Blake's Photo Essay [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0201/S00016.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0201/S00014.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00003.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0112/S00195.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0112/S00194.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0112/S00193.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00126.htm


RECENT SCOOP COMMENTARY

- HOWARD'S END - National's Legacy To Sir Peter Blake [1] - ROSALEA BARKER - Stateside With Rosalea: Same As It Ever Was [2] - HOWARD'S END - Howard's End: Politicians’ Perks That Bite Back [3] - ROSALEA BARKER - Stateside With Rosalea: A Flea In Her Ear [4] - KEITH RANKIN - Keith Rankin: El Argentino [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00041.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00009.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00008.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00002.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00001.htm


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AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE

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US Military Must Respect Prisoners’ Rights

- “All those in US custody following the military operations in Afghanistan must be treated humanely, with full respect for international standards,” Amnesty International said. See... Prisoners Must Be Treated Humanely [1] MORE: - AI Letter to Donald Rumsfeld [2] - Afghanistan: Refugees Situation Trapped [3] - AI Calls On USA To End Legal Limbo Of Prisoners [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0201/S00030.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0201/S00029.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0201/S00028.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0201/S00040.htm


THE RECEIVED VERSION - OFFICIAL UN, US & UK COMMENTS

- News Briefing - Secretary Rumsfeld and Gen. Myers [1] - Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz Interview With NY Times [2] - Meeting With DoD National Media Pool Bureau Chiefs [3] - DoD News Briefing - Rumsfeld and Myers [4] - Secretary Rumsfeld Joint Media Availability [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0201/S00039.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0201/S00034.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0201/S00033.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0201/S00032.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0201/S00031.htm


David Miller: Al-Qaeda Still Dangerous

- Last week a colleague of mine passed comment that, with the Taliban militia and the al-Qaeda forces dislodged from their position of dominance in the country, the war on terrorism has reached its final stage and Osama bin Laden and his network are finished. I did not disagree outright with this point of view but I do not believe that the war is over. See... David Miller Online: What Now For al-Qaeda? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00012.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Muriel Newman: Slippery Slope Steepens

- The relative position of New Zealand consumers and taxpayers has deteriorated over the years - and the backward slide has increased markedly under the Labour-Alliance Government. See... Give Consumers And Taxpayers A Break [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0201/S00021.htm


Brig. Marshall Shouldn’t Be Only One Punished

- If the Minister of Defence is so concerned about due process in the investigation of defence issues, then he should suspend others rather than Brigadier Ian Marshall, National's Defence spokesperson Max Bradford said today. See... Army Conspirators Should Also Be Stood Down [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00067.htm


The Chinless Elite Stake Out Their Turf

- National warned the Government that zoning laws would see parents desperately scrambling to get their children into popular schools, and that's exactly what's happening, says National's Education spokesman, Nick Smith. See... School Zone Scramble A Disaster [1] MORE: - ACT - Zoning Puts Squeeze On Popular Schools [2] - Government Forces Schools To Blackmail Parents


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00060.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00058.htm


TVNZ Charter Blamed For Loss Of 40 Jobs

- The loss of 40 jobs at LV Martin following TVNZ's cancellation of infomercials is a classic lose-lose scenario, National's Murray McCully said today. See... Govt Puts It Wrong Again Over TVNZ [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00059.htm


And So She Should

- No one should be fooled into thinking that Clark is performing some great achievement by what she has planned for Waitangi Day, says National Party Leader Bill English. See... Come Out From Under The Dark Clark [1] MORE: - ACT - ACT Welcomes PM’s Return To Waitangi [2] - Govt - Advisory: Waitangi Arrangements [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00054.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00053.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00043.htm


Kiwibank Benefits ANZ Customers

- The introduction of a new ANZ account to compete with Kiwibank shows that the new publicly-owned New Zealand bank is delivering benefits even before it opens its doors, Alliance leader and deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton says. See... Customers Of Aussie Banks Benefit From Kiwibank [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00056.htm


Murk Still Surrounds Pvt. Manning’s Death

- A full independent inquiry into the latest allegations over Private Leonard Manning's death is needed if the public are to have any faith in the New Zealand Army, according to National's Defence spokesperson Max Bradford. See... Another Murky Story From The NZ Army [1] MORE: - NZ First - Call For Burton To Come Clean On Manning’s Death [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00049.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00044.htm


Govt’s Greatest Misses For 2001

- *District Health Boards are projected to have a combined deficit of $241 million for the current financial year. See... The Government's Top 25 Blunders For 2001 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00047.htm

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