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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
Countdown To War: Commanders In Thief’s Plan Revealed
Countdown To War: Breaking The Law
Countdown To War: Powell Set To Disappoint
TODAY'S IRAQ PR OFFENSIVE:
New Scoop Columnist Leo Koziol
Remembering 911: David Miller
Remembering 911: FULL COVERAGE OF 911 COMMEMORATIONS
Cliff Richard To Play Napier And Christchurch
Mice Using Cell Phones Safe From Cancer – Study Shows
Don’t Be Like NZ – Movie Tells Danish Unionists
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Moth Eradication Order From Beehive
Briefings On The Heartland, Transport And Communications
New Offices For Terrorist Liason
Is Our Children At School
Internet Grooming of Sexual Abuse Victims Should Be Illegal
Animal Abusers Getting Off Too Lightly
Plastic Visas Worry Winston
Inquiry Call For NZ’s Youngest Killer
NZ PARLIAMENTARY COMMENT ON IRAQ CONFLICT:

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Scoop Is In The House

- An uncorrected transcript of today’s questions for Ministers will be posted shortly after 5.30pm. See... Questions For Oral Answer - 10 September 2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00142.htm


Countdown To War: Commanders In Thief’s Plan Revealed

- In This Edition: Thou Shalt Not Steal - This Is Not About Persuasion, It Is About PR For A Decision Already Taken - The Countdown To War Has Begun - Poppy’s Friends Run Interference For Junior - The Prize – Cui Bono – Commanders In Thief - There Is Always An Alternative. See... Sludge Report #140 - Thou Shalt Not Steal [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00053.htm


Countdown To War: Breaking The Law

- New Zealand must urge General Assembly and Security Council members and all Heads of State to denounce US unilateral action of planning and preparation for warfare against Iraq as contrary to its Charter and Customary International Law. See... Why a War Against Iraq is Illegal Under Int. Law [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00051.htm


Countdown To War: Powell Set To Disappoint

- There's something pathetic -- and dangerous -- about the crush of liberal commentators now pinning their hopes on Colin Powell. See... Media Beat: The Powell Trap - Easing Us Into War [1] MORE: - Bill English - When best friends fall out [2] - Socialist Party Of Aotearoa Slams Attacks [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00044.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00136.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00040.htm


TODAY'S IRAQ PR OFFENSIVE:

- UK Government - The UK And The Campaign Against Terrorism [1] , Downing Street Briefing 9 Sept [2] - IISS Report - Iraq’s Weapons of Mass Destruction [3] - United Nations - Annan concerns about 'morning after' Iraq strikes [4] , Annan looking to Bush speech [5] , UN backs Blix’s Baghdad approach [6] - Colin Powell - Powell IV ON Fox News [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00094.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00093.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00092.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00089.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00091.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00090.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00087.htm


New Scoop Columnist Leo Koziol

- This is the first edition of Naked in Nuhaka, launching a weekly/fortnightly column exploring issues of identity and culture in Aotearoa NZ in the 21st Century. See... Leo Koziol: Naked in Nuhaka [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00052.htm


Remembering 911: David Miller

- It is hard to believe that it is a year since the terrorist attacks on the United States. When one watches the images of those hijacked planes hitting the World Trade Centre it feels like it happened just yesterday. See... David Miller Online. What Came of September 11? [1] MORE: - Catholic Worker - Reflections on September 11 2001 [2] - Between The Lines - Family Member of 911 Victim [3] - Truthout.org - Rage, Rage, Against the Dying Light [4] - Phil Goff - Goff to New York, DC and Copenhagen [5] - Protest at US Embassy on September 11 [6] EARLIER SCOOP 911 COMMENTARY: - William Rivers Pitt: A Bright September Morning [7] - UQ Wire: Remembering 911 - What's Left Undone [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00048.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00050.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00049.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00047.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00135.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00041.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00039.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00018.htm


Remembering 911: FULL COVERAGE OF 911 COMMEMORATIONS

- Amnesty - Statement On The Anniversary Of 11 September [1] - Triangle Television September 11 coverage [2] - Prime Minister - 11 September Service Of Remembrance [3] - NYC Area Events To Challenge Official 9/11 Story [4] - NZ Aviation Security Service - One Year On [5] - Michael Cullen - Stock Exchange September 11 Gesture [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00073.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0209/S00022.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00087.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00055.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0209/S00014.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00061.htm


Cliff Richard To Play Napier And Christchurch

- Almost five years on from his triumphant 40th Anniversary concert tour of New Zealand & Australia, Britain's all-time greatest hit maker, Sir Cliff Richard OBE, will return down under for Dainty Consolidated Entertainment, as part of his phenomenally successful Wanted On Tour international spectacular. See... Cliff Richard to perform two NZ shows [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0209/S00031.htm


Mice Using Cell Phones Safe From Cancer – Study Shows

- Results of an Adelaide University study into claimed links between digital mobile phone emissions and growth of cancer in mice add to the weight of scientific opinion supporting the safety of mobile phones, says the Executive Director of ITANZ. See... No link found between cell phones and cancer [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0209/S00010.htm


Don’t Be Like NZ – Movie Tells Danish Unionists

- “Danish unions will today premiere a film which warns Danish people against a repeat of the New Zealand neo-liberal policies by its recently elected Liberal Government,” Council of Trade Unions president Ross Wilson said today. See... Danes warned against New Zealand Experiment [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00043.htm


Daily Katya Rivas

- My little nothing, My great Missionary of love, happy birthday, I give you My blessing... Katya Rivas: What I Have For You Is Holy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00046.htm



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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Moth Eradication Order From Beehive

- Cabinet has decided that an expanded effort will be made to eradicate the painted apple moth, Biosecurity Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Cabinet decides on eradication for PAM [1] , MAF response to PAM decision [2] and also National's reaction... Painted Apple Moth decision about time [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00133.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00039.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00134.htm


Briefings On The Heartland, Transport And Communications

- Primary production is the heart of the New Zealand economy, Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton said today. MAF briefing paper released [1] More Briefing Papers Released: Transport Briefing Papers Released [2] Communications and IT briefing paper released [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00143.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00151.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00150.htm


New Offices For Terrorist Liason

- New Zealand has opened Police terrorism liaison offices in Washington DC and London, Police Minister George Hawkins announced today. See... Police open overseas terrorism liaison offices [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00149.htm


Is Our Children At School

- Truancy figures revealed in written Parliamentary questions today show that truancy is spiralling out of control, says National’s education spokesman Nick Smith. See... Truancy spirals out of control as Govt dithers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00146.htm


Internet Grooming of Sexual Abuse Victims Should Be Illegal

- National is calling for the urgent introduction of new laws making it an offence for children to be “groomed” for sexual abuse. See... National calls for ‘grooming’ laws [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00145.htm


Animal Abusers Getting Off Too Lightly

- Green Animal Welfare Spokesperson Sue Kedgley today said there was growing public concern at the light sentences being handed out to people guilty of abusing animals and it was time that judges began to hand out sentences in line with the Animal Welfare Act. See... Judges must get serious on animal abuse [1] and Animal welfare success at high country station [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00141.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00038.htm


Plastic Visas Worry Winston

- New Zealand First leader Rt Hon Winston Peters has called on the Immigration Minister to explain the electronic system she is considering introducing for processing overseas students, visitors and workers. See... Peters warns against plastic immigration cards [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00140.htm


Inquiry Call For NZ’s Youngest Killer

- ACT Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today renewed her call for an independent investigation into what involvement Child, Youth and Family had with convicted murderer Bailey Kurariki. See... Bailey Kurariki's CYF File Shows Inquiry Needed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00138.htm


NZ PARLIAMENTARY COMMENT ON IRAQ CONFLICT:

- Greens - What Cost Free Trade? [1] - Ken Shirley - Iraq Stance Will Prove Costly [2] - Wayne Mapp - New Zealand Must Remember Its Allies [3] - Winston Peters - Iraq Attack [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00071.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00078.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00069.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00074.htm

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