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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
Mediation Service For Leaky Homes
Scoop Editorial: Who Is Our Enemy?
Point Of View: Drug Dealing In The Schoolyard
Leukaemia Lifeline
NZ Interest Rates No Longer Rising
US Elections: Nailbiting Over The US Senate
Stateside: A Candidate For American Sainthood
Fears IRA Trial In Colombia Will Be Far From Fair
LV Cup: Wind Postpones Racing
LV Cup: Day One Results
Countdown To War: Boston Prepares To Welcome GWB
Countdown To War: Iraq And UNMOVIC Agree On Inspections
Countdown To War: Bush Unhappy With Changes To His Resolution
Countdown To War: UK Labour Party Conference
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
The Young And The Writeshuss
Police Complaint Against Nandor Rebuffed
Road Tax Dollars For NZ Roads
Hops Board Reforms
Dalziel Talks About Refugees In Geneva
Legal Questions Raised Over Transgenic Cows
Michael Cullen Talks Investment In NYC
It’s Not All About Size – Brash
Getting Our Kids Working
Maharey May Have Confused Himself
Undercover Police Should Be Out In Open
Geothermal Prison Expected To Blowout

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Scoop Is In The House

- For an uncorrected transcript of today’s questions and answers come back at 5.30pm. For today's questions Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 2 October [1] EARLIER: - Tuesday's Q&A [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00035.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00022.htm


Mediation Service For Leaky Homes

- The government will establish a mediation service as part of a three-pronged approach to the leaking buildings problem.. See... Mediation service for owners of leaking homes [1] REACTION: - National - Govt shows no understanding of leaky homes crisis [2] - National - A rotten shame - English [3] - LGNZ - Leaky Buildings Proposal Welcomed by Local Govt [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00037.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00041.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00020.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00010.htm


Scoop Editorial: Who Is Our Enemy?

- General acceptance by a society of the Rule of Law is probably the principle ingredient in defining what a civilised society is. Unfortunately however many law makers in the United States appear not to understand this. Either that or they have forgotten what the law is. See... Scoop Editorial: Hold The Line [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00006.htm


Point Of View: Drug Dealing In The Schoolyard

- So the kids have wised up and following the US trend, have started dealing their Ritalin in the schoolyard. In New Zealand Ritalin retails for around $5 a tablet while in the States the street value is considerably higher – the equivalent of nearly USD20. .. See... How to Score Ritalin - NZ Follows US Trend [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00013.htm


Leukaemia Lifeline

- The Leukaemia and Blood Foundation is pleased that Pharmac has finally agreed to fund Glivec, the life-saving new drug, for Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) patients. See... Glivec Given Go Ahead [1] and PHARMAC, Novartis reach agreement on Glivec [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0210/S00011.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0210/S00010.htm


NZ Interest Rates No Longer Rising

- “Recent developments in financial markets suggest that any sustained recovery offshore could take longer to occur than previously thought. The soft international backdrop is expected to dampen New Zealand's growth outlook over the coming year.” See... OCR stable at 5.75 per cent [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0210/S00012.htm


US Elections: Nailbiting Over The US Senate

- The sudden departure of Robert “The Torch” Torricelli from the New Jersey Senate race evokes no end of sports metaphors. He fumbled. He choked. He dropped the baton. He hit the wall. The Torch is passed. It looks bad for the Dem team. See... US Election 2002: Senate Races - A Runner Stumbles [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00010.htm


Stateside: A Candidate For American Sainthood

- Google searches take you to strange places. I was looking for stories about 'American Candidate' - the FX cable TV program to choose a presidential candidate for 2004 - and the search tickled me with an american candidate for sainthood. See... Stateside With Rosalea: I Long To Hear You [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00009.htm


Fears IRA Trial In Colombia Will Be Far From Fair

- Since August 11, 2001, three Irish citizens have been languishing in the prisons of the narco-state of Colombia. On October 4, they will begin a long trial that may end in decades-long prison sentences for each. See... Wife Of Prisoner In Colombia Calls For Fair Trial [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00012.htm

http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=lvcup2002
LOUIS VUITTON CUP FEATURE PAGE

LV Cup: Wind Postpones Racing

- High winds in excess of the 18 knots threshold sent the race teams back to base. Cup rules state that wind must be 18 knots or less for at least five minutes before races can begin. See... Louis Vuitton races canned today due to weather [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00014.htm


LV Cup: Day One Results

- Swiss yacht Alinghi has notched up its first point in the first race of the Louis Vuitton Cup, beating the French yacht Le Defi Areva by four minutes 48 seconds. See... Cup Favourite Alinghi Notches Up First Win [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00009.htm


http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=countdowniraq
COUNTDOWN TO WAR FEATURE PAGE

Countdown To War: Boston Prepares To Welcome GWB

- Two years ago, on October 3rd, 2000 George W. Bush came to my home town of Boston for the first Presidential debate of the campaign with Al Gore. The memory is still very fresh in my mind. See... UQ Wire: Greetings from Boston, Mr. Bush [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00011.htm


Countdown To War: Iraq And UNMOVIC Agree On Inspections

- The United Nations and Iraq today wrapped up two days of talks in Vienna on the practical arrangements needed to facilitate the return of UN weapons inspectors to the country after a nearly four-year absence. See... UN, Iraq end two days of talks on inspectors [1] , and UNMOVIC’s UNMOVIC - Vienna Statement On Weapons Inspections [2] , Press Conference Dr. Hans Blix - Oct. 1 [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00026.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00025.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00027.htm


Countdown To War: Bush Unhappy With Changes To His Resolution

- Specifically, the President believes that the Biden-Lugar draft ties his hands because it pulls back from many of the provisions that Congress itself cited in 1998. See... White House Briefing by Ari Fleischer - October 1 [1] and President Asks Congress for Terrorism Insurance [2] MORE: - Text Of House Resolution - Liberation of the Iraqi People Resolution [3] - Text Of Senate Resolution - Further Resolution on Iraq [4] - Senators Amendment - Senator Biden and Senator Lugar on Iraq Resolution [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00020.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00019.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00024.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00023.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00022.htm


Countdown To War: UK Labour Party Conference

- The Prime Minister today (1 October) called for the Iraqi regime to comply with the 'will of the UN'. See... PM: 'Let Saddam comply with the will of the UN' [1] and the full text of his speech to the Labour Party Conference… At our best when at our boldest - Blair Speech [2] See also COUNTDOWN TO WAR FEATURE PAGE [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00015.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00016.htm
[3] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=countdowniraq


Daily Katya Rivas

- My daughter, a priest from far away will arrive in a few days’ time. Please give him a copy of the Evangelization, which must go to that country as well. I am bringing My people together. See... Katya Rivas: I Am Bringing My People Together [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00008.htm


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SCOOP MUST READ SPECIAL REPORT....
Wildcard - Delmart Vreeland Illuminated

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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The Young And The Writeshuss

- Featuring Hot Goss from Parliament with Sneaky R. Wilson. See... The New Write - 1st October 2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00007.htm


Police Complaint Against Nandor Rebuffed

- "Yes, I use cannabis - about once a month, which is a lot less frequently than many members of New Zealand First take a glass of whisky. If Craig McNair is so worried about role models for our country's youth, then maybe he should go down to Courtenay Place at 3am and raise it with senior members of his own caucus," says Green MP Nandor Tanczos. See... Nuisance complaint wastes police time [1] and NZ First MP Lays Complaint Againt Tanczos [2] . Meanwhile NORML is backing Nandor on earlier calls for his removal… Nandor's Head will be Hard to Get [3] EARLIER: - United Future - Dunne seeks Green MP’s resignation [4] - Nandor - No investigation, no issue - Nandor [5] - National – MP must exit business selling speed substitutes [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00042.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00040.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00006.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00479.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00473.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00477.htm


Road Tax Dollars For NZ Roads

- United Future MP, Larry Baldock, has offered a radical solution to the growing problem of funding the construction and maintenance of local roads throughout the country. See... Baldock offers solution to funding local roads [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00038.htm


Hops Board Reforms

- The Hops Industry Restructuring Bill had its first reading in Parliament yesterday, and was referred to the Primary Production Select Committee for consideration, Associate Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor said today. See... Hops Industry Restructuring Bill [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00034.htm


Dalziel Talks About Refugees In Geneva

- New Zealand is keen to ensure that the protection of genuine refugees is not weakened by those abusing the international asylum system, Immigration Minister Lianne Dalziel told a UN committee meeting in Geneva last night. See... NZ keen to ensure protection of genuine refugees [1] and Dalziel’s Speech to the UNHCR Executive Committee [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00033.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00032.htm


Legal Questions Raised Over Transgenic Cows

- Green Party Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today ERMA's decision to approve engineering of cows with a wide range of genes raised serious questions about ERMA's interpretation of the law, and its dismissal of public opinion. See... ERMA decision raises law interpretation questions [1] FULL COVERAGE: - National - Court appeals on GE cows could damage NZ research [2] - ERMA- GM Cattle Development application approved [3] - GE Free NZ - Public Confidence in ERMA destroyed by decision [4] - Life Sciences Network - ERMA's decision 'big step forward'. [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00010.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00030.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0210/S00005.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0210/S00004.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0210/S00003.htm


Michael Cullen Talks Investment In NYC

- Hello. It is a pleasure to be with you today. New Zealand and the United States are, in the words of Secretary of State Colin Powell, “very, very, very good friends”. And the US is vitally important to us economically. See... Cullen's Speech to New York Investment Luncheon [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00029.htm


It’s Not All About Size – Brash

- New Zealand’s size and distance from major markets are insufficient reasons for its economic underperformance and decline in relative living standards, says National’s Finance spokesman Dr Don Brash. See... Economic growth more than a matter of size [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00028.htm


Getting Our Kids Working

- Local Mayors and Government Ministers will meet at the Cabinet table tomorrow to discuss plans to get all young New Zealanders into jobs or training over the next few years. See... Mayors and Ministers want jobs for all young NZers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00027.htm


Maharey May Have Confused Himself

-The Minister of Tertiary Education clearly doesn't have a clue about links between tertiary education providers and industry, ACT New Zealand's Education Spokesman Deborah Coddington said today. See... Maharey Doesn't Understand His Own Jargon [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00026.htm


Undercover Police Should Be Out In Open

- New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters has called for a Commission of Inquiry into some of the problems created by undercover police operations. See... Bring Undercover Problems Into Open Says Peters [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00024.htm


Geothermal Prison Expected To Blowout

- Green Justice Spokesperson Nandor Tanczos today predicted the proposed new prison at Ngawha will face a huge budget blowout before it is completed. See... Nandor predicts blowout for Ngawha budget [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00021.htm

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