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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
Scoop Images: White Wellington
Remembering 911: International Enough Day
Remembering 911: President Bush Addresses America
Remembering 911: Who Is The Real Terrorist?
Remembering 911: The View From New York
Remembering 911: William Rivers Pitt
Remembering 911: In Plain English
Letter From Elsewhere Feedback
Childbirth Short Cut Opposed
Zimbabwe: Another Election, More Violence
Nuclear Waste Nears It’s Destination
Countdown To War: English Sees Govt. Flip Flop
Countdown To War: Yesterday's Scoop Commentary
Countdown To War: Today's PR Offensive
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
10-Year Early Childhood Education Strategy
Cannabis Rethink In Order - Tanczos
Immigration Fraud Not Taken Seriously - Peters
Rural Doctors Insulted - ACT
Maori Affair’s And DOC Briefings
Decision Not To Inquire Into TOKM And CFRT Disputed
Auckland Crime Okay, Or Not, Ryall Is Riled
Child Poverty Needs Action Now - Bradford

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Mourning In The Big Apple

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

- For an uncorrected transcript of today’s questions for Ministers come back at 5.30pm. For today's questions see... Questions For Oral Answer - 12 September 2002 [1] - Tuesday's Q&A [2] - Wednesday's Q&A [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00208.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00156.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00192.htm


Scoop Images: White Wellington

- A freak hailstorm this morning left up to 30mm of hail on the ground in parts of Miramar and on the Wellington airport runway. The hailstorm led to the closure of the Wellington Airport till around 10am. See... Scoop Images: Freak Hail Storm Closes Airport [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00074.htm


Remembering 911: International Enough Day

- If we had a moment of silence marking the time of every atrocity ever committed in the name of nationalism, religion ... every atrocity committed in the name of the artificial borders that try to make us forget that we're all human, all in this together, all fragile creatures whose lives can be snuffed out in an instant through no fault of our own ... then we would never speak again. See... September 11: International Enough Day [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00075.htm


Remembering 911: President Bush Addresses America

- Good evening. A long year has passed since enemies attacked our country. We've seen the images so many times they are seared on our souls, and remembering the horror, reliving the anguish, re-imagining the terror, is hard -- and painful. See... President Bush's 911 TV Address To The Nation [1] More Official Statements: - 911: President Bush's Remarks at the Pentagon [2] - State Dept. Commemoration of September 11th [3] - September 11: Bearing Witness to History Exhibit [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00126.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00125.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00123.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00122.htm


Remembering 911: Who Is The Real Terrorist?

- On September 11 2001, the world was rocked by a terrorist attack in New York killing up to 2500 innocent people. On the same day millions of innocent people died all over the world as a result of American Foreign Policy. See... Sept 11 Demonstration US Embassy Wellington [1] , Scoop Images: 911 Protest At US Embassy [2] and Panorama Shot [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00073.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00067.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00066.htm


Remembering 911: The View From New York

- Images by New York’s finest, Barbara O’Brien, creator of the Mahablog . Take yourself to Ground Zero. See... UQ Wire: 911 Mourners At Ground Zero NYC 2002 [1] and Goff speech to September 11 ANZAC service New York [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00072.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00197.htm


Remembering 911: William Rivers Pitt

- 2.7 million Americans served in Vietnam. 304,000 of them were wounded in action, and over 75,000 of those were disabled by their injuries. As of Memorial Day 1996, there were 58,202 names listing the dead on the long, black monument in Washington. See... Think the Days of the Draft are Gone? Think Again [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00071.htm


Remembering 911: In Plain English

- “ This day one year ago our time stood suspended. Our morning of September 12 became the world over September 11, New York time. We were witnesses to thousands of deaths from a thousand angles as the towers crashed again and again and again.” Plain English Special - Remembering September 11 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00193.htm


Letter From Elsewhere Feedback

- The following response was receivedfrom the Retirement Commission, after the latest Letter From Elsewhere... The Strange Case of the Vanishing Women [1] ... had been published. See... Scoop Feedback: The Vanishing Women Mystery [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00059.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00069.htm


Childbirth Short Cut Opposed

- The rising rates of caesarean sections, for non-medical reasons represents an unhealthy attitude towards birth and an irresponsible approach by those Lead Maternity Carers who are not providing a medical justification,” Parents Centre says. See... Call for a user-pays ceasearean sections regime [1] and the full text of the legal opinion.. Elective Caesareans without Medical Justification [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0209/S00024.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0209/S00025.htm


Zimbabwe: Another Election, More Violence

- Amnesty International strongly condemns the renewed wave of state-sponsored violence and intimidation of real or perceived opponents in the run-up to country-wide local council elections scheduled for 28 and 29 September. See... Zimbabwe: Campaign Targetting Opposition [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00120.htm


Nuclear Waste Nears It’s Destination

- Dublin/New Zealand September 11, 2002 - Greenpeace and the Nuclear Free Irish Sea Flotilla warned that the arrival of the two nuclear freighters in the Irish Sea is imminent as the ships have been spotted west of the Portuguese island of Madeira. See... Plutonium ships spotted off the coast of Madeira [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00118.htm


Countdown To War: English Sees Govt. Flip Flop

- It is disgraceful that the Government is now refusing to commit military support for even UN-backed action on Iraq, says National Leader Bill English. See... English - Government flip-flops over Iraq [1] EARLIER IRAQ CONFLICT RELEASES: - Greens - What Cost Free Trade? [2] - Ken Shirley - Iraq Stance Will Prove Costly [3] - Wayne Mapp - New Zealand Must Remember Its Allies [4] - Winston Peters - Iraq Attack [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00201.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00071.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00078.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00069.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00074.htm

Countdown To War: Today's PR Offensive

- State Department - Marc Grossman IVs – Italy, Spain & Poland [1] - DoD - Secretary Rumsfeld Interview with Associated Press [2] , Wolfowitz Interview with Associated Press [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00124.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00121.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00119.htm


Daily Katya Rivas

- Little one, here I am next to you. I am not an oracle or a pack of playing cards for men to guess their future through My chosen people. See... Katya Rivas: I Am Not a Playing Card [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00070.htm


http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00067.htm
911 Protest At US Embassy

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00066.htm
Panorama View

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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10-Year Early Childhood Education Strategy

- Education Minister Trevor Mallard today launched a 10-year plan for early childhood education, which aims to increase participation, improve quality and promote collaborative relationships. See... 10-year plan for early childhood education [1] , PM Speech - Early Childhood Education Strategy [2] MORE: - ACT - Toned Down ECE Strategy is Still Frightening [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00198.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00200.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00203.htm


Cannabis Rethink In Order - Tanczos

- Citing new international evidence Green MP Nandor Tanczos today called on the Government to think again over its stance on cannabis. See... Tanczos tells Government 'think again' [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00189.htm


Immigration Fraud Not Taken Seriously - Peters

Immigration fraud inquiries being carried out in Pakistan and Australia by the Department of Internal Affairs have been described as a “joke” by New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters. See... Immigration Fraud Inquiries A "Joke" Says Peters [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00207.htm


Rural Doctors Insulted - ACT

- The much-vaunted rural doctor retention fund is proving to be nothing more than an insulting gesture, ACT Rural Affairs spokesman Gerry Eckhoff said today. See... GPs are Offered One Weekend Off Every Year [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00206.htm


Maori Affair’s And DOC Briefings

- Mäori leading Mäori development has been cemented as the core focus of Te Puni Kökiri over the last three years which must reach into the potential of the whänau whänui (extended family) said Mäori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia. See... Te Puni Kökiri briefing paper released [1] and Conservation briefing paper released [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00205.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00194.htm


Decision Not To Inquire Into TOKM And CFRT Disputed

- New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters has asked why Labour wants to shut down crucial Maori Affairs select inquiries into big Treaty settlement issues. See... Crucial Maori Inquiries Must Continue Says Peters [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00204.htm


Auckland Crime Okay, Or Not, Ryall Is Riled

- Despite violent crime rocketing 12% and less than one in 10 burglaries being solved, the Police have told Parliament that crime control in Auckland is 'going well', says National's Police spokesman, Tony Ryall. See... Wellington says Auckland crime control going well [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00195.htm


Child Poverty Needs Action Now - Bradford

- Earlier this week the Ministry of Social Development released its briefing papers to the incoming Government. Unusually lucid and straightforward for this type of document, the papers back up what the Green Party has been pointing out. See... A Third Of Our Children Cannot Wait Four Years [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00188.htm

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