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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Keith Rankin: Truth, Lies & The Internet
Hurricane Lili Arrives In Louisiana
Naked in Nuhaka: Remembering Burning Man
Scoop Images: Being Berkeley
The Real Deal: What Makes A Good Woman
Scoop Was In The House
Farewell Mr Poi E
NZ’s New Hope - A Vicarious Free Trade Agreement
US West Coast Wharfies Receive Kiwi Backing
LV Cup: Team Micro$oft Win Billionaire’s Battle
Countdown To War: How Blair And Bush Would Like To Start Their War
Countdown To War: UNSC Briefed By UNMOVIC
Countdown To War: Bill And Blair Do Blackpool
Countdown To War: A Higher Perspective
Countdown To War: Who Is Our Enemy?
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Leader’s Weekly Newsletters
Community Sector Co-operation Continues
Energy Crisis Or Not – Hodgson & Brownlee Face Off
Aussie’s Have It On Families – Let’s Copy ‘Em
PM Launches Pan Asian Congress
These Are The Days of Our Select Committee’s
GE Corn Stuff-ups Not Taxpayer’s Problem
Studying NZ Society – Conflab April 2004
What About Wellington Housing?
Psych Patients Short Of Beds
Porter’s Points Cut Both Ways

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Keith Rankin: Truth, Lies & The Internet

- The Internet has made it possible to disseminate untruths more widely and more quickly than ever before. This is not necessarily a problem. Most of us have a portfolio of beliefs which include some items that are verifiably untrue. See... Information, Belief and Terror [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00030.htm


Hurricane Lili Arrives In Louisiana

- Once-mighty Hurricane Lili weakened into a tropical storm after blowing into Louisiana from the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday and cutting a swath of destruction through the heart of Cajun country. See... Scoop Links: Hurricane Lili’s Landfall [1] and Supercomputer Weather: Hurricane Lili [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00028.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00020.htm


Naked in Nuhaka: Remembering Burning Man

- A weekly rant on the topic of identity in Aotearoa New Zealand (NZ) in the 21st century. This week’s column originated as a letter to a friend (she’s a Dead Kennedy's fan) in San Francisco, on the anniversary of Burning Man weekend. Read it with your favourite alternative music playing. See... Naked In Nuhaka 4: New Zealand Uber Alles [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00026.htm


Scoop Images: Being Berkeley

- On the last Sunday of September each year, Berkeley holds a street parade called "How Berkeley Can You Be?" On the basis of these images, quite Berkeley indeed… see... Stateside With Rosalea: Pollies on Parade [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00025.htm


The Real Deal: What Makes A Good Woman

- I stood in a visitation receiving line for four hours tonight in front of Mildred Mitchell's open casket with my cousins Jane and George, Mildred's son and daughter, and their spouses Billy and Glenda. See... Real Deal: Mildred Mitchell & The Power of Praise [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00023.htm


Scoop Was In The House

- For an uncorrected transcript of yesterday’s questions and answers see... Questions Of The Day Transcript - 3 October 2002 [1] EARLIER: - Tuesday's Q&A [2] - Wednesday’s Q& A [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00096.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00022.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00053.htm


Farewell Mr Poi E

Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Judith Tizard today expressed her sadness at the death today of Maui Dalvanius Prime (Tainui, Ngâpuhi, Ngâti Ruanui, Tuwharetoa, Ngâ Rauru, Pakakohi, Ngai Tahu), and paid tribute to the part he played ... See... On the death of Maui Dalvanius Prime [1] . See also… Tribute to Dalvanius Prime - Donna Awatere Huata [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00082.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00084.htm


NZ’s New Hope - A Vicarious Free Trade Agreement

- The US negotiates trade with Chile, and Chile negotiates trade with NZ see the White House’s…. Notification to the Congress of Trade Negotiations [1] and Arriba Arriba! says TLN to Chile trade negotiation [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00041.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0210/S00033.htm


US West Coast Wharfies Receive Kiwi Backing

- A delegation of New Zealand unionists leave on Sunday, 6 October to lend support to locked out wharf workers on the American West Coast. See... NZ Unionists Join US Wharf Workers’ Picket [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0210/S00032.htm


LV Cup: Team Micro$oft Win Billionaire’s Battle

- The Swiss syndicate racer Alinghi was bested by OneWorld this afternoon in the second day of Louis Vuitton races on Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf. See... Battle of Billionaires Goes to OneWorld [1]

See also… LOUIS VUITTON CUP FEATURE PAGE [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00031.htm
[2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=lvcup2002


Countdown To War: How Blair And Bush Would Like To Start Their War

- A text of the U.S. U.K. draft resolution calling for the U.N. Security Council to authorize force against Iraq. It has been leaked to the media. See... Draft UNSC Iraq Weapons Inspections Resolution [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00024.htm


Countdown To War: UNSC Briefed By UNMOVIC

- Coming on the heels of two days of talks in Vienna with Iraqi officials on practical arrangements for the return of United Nations weapons inspectors to the country, the heads of the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) briefed the Security Council today on recent developments. See... Officials brief UNSC on weapons inspectors' return [1] and Statement On UNMOVIC, Kosovo & UNIKOM [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00051.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00052.htm


Countdown To War: Bill And Blair Do Blackpool

The Prime Minister, holding his latest press conference to journalists in Blackpool, has repeated his calls for new UN resolutions to deal with Iraq and weapons of mass destruction. See... 'The international community is determined to act' [1] and Bill Clinton’s address…New Labour and the Third Way works - Speech [2] . See also the Iraqi response to Blair’s dossier... Iraq's reply on Blair's report [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00048.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00038.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00039.htm


Countdown To War: A Higher Perspective

- An address given Tuesday by Archbishop Renato Martino, head of the Holy See's delegation at a session of the U.N. General Assembly on General and Complete Disarmament. See... Vatican Aide's U.N. Address on Disarmament [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00045.htm


Countdown To War: 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] . See also COUNTDOWN TO WAR FEATURE PAGE [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00006.htm
[2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=countdowniraq


Daily Katya Rivas

- Fetch your notebook, little one, I want you to write a list of the people who will receive a copy of “Evangelical Renewal” apart from your children. See... Katya Rivas: Talk to Your Lord [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00027.htm



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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Leader’s Weekly Newsletters

- For Prime Minister Helen Clark’s letter see… Beehive Bulletin For Week Ending 4 October [1] and for National Party Leader Bill English’s see…. Right Talk - 4th October 2002 [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00109.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00108.htm


Community Sector Co-operation Continues

- The government will continue to develop a more effective relationship with volunteers, and the communities they support, over the next three years, Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Tariana Turia said today. See... Community and Voluntary Sector Briefing Papers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00107.htm


Energy Crisis Or Not – Hodgson & Brownlee Face Off

- Transpower’s System Security Forecast clearly shows if electricity generation is not increased for the South Island then customers north of Waitaki will face brown outs and black outs from 2005, says National’s Energy spokesperson Gerry Brownlee. See... Hodgson Failing to Read Between the Lines [1] EARLIER: - Pete Hodgson - Strong prospects for renewable energy development [2] - Pete Hodgson - Nats scaremongering on electricity supply [3] - Damien O’Conner - West Coast should not be a political football [4] - Bill English - Dobson Logical Answer To Power Shortfall [5] - Gerry Brownlee - Govt out of touch with power supply needs [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00106.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00098.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00097.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00091.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00090.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00089.htm


Aussie’s Have It On Families – Let’s Copy ‘Em

- Radical changes to the Australian Family Court announced today to increase fairness and justice in family law must be urgently replicated in New Zealand, ACT Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman said. See... NZ Must Copy Australian Family Court Changes [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00105.htm


PM Launches Pan Asian Congress

- The Pan Asian Congress, once formally established, will be an ethnic organisation of tremendous importance. See... PM to New Zealand Pan Asian Congress Launch [1] MORE: - NZ First - Peters Calls For Governor-General's Resignation [2] - NZ First - Pan Asian Congress: Policy Or Politics? [3] - National - Challenge for Pan Asian Congress to stay neutral [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00103.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00104.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00102.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00101.htm


These Are The Days of Our Select Committee’s

- From 27 September to 4 October 2002 there were 17 committee meetings, all in the parliamentary complex. See... Select Committee Business [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00100.htm


GE Corn Stuff-ups Not Taxpayer’s Problem

- New Zealanders should not have to foot the bill for GE contamination caused by industry carelessness, Green Party Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today. See... NZers should not pay for GE stuff-ups [1] and Involve Gisborne and Pukekohe growers [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00099.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00079.htm


Studying NZ Society – Conflab April 2004

- The Social Policy Research and Evaluation Conference 2003, to be held in April next year, will help focus social research on priority issues, Social Services Minister Steve Maharey and Research, Science and Technology Minister Pete Hodgson said today. See... Ministers welcome Social Policy Research conference [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00093.htm


What About Wellington Housing ?

- Wellington Green MP Sue Kedgley is calling on the Government to begin urgent negotiations with the Wellington City Council to enable it to move its tenants from market-based rents to income-based rents. See... Kedgley calls for Wellington housing help [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00092.htm


Psych Patients Short Of Beds

- The Minister of Health today declined to guarantee that no psychiatric patient would sleep on the floor in the future, ACT Health Spokesman Heather Roy said today. See... King Says Psych Patients Can Sleep on the Floor [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00083.htm


Porter’s Points Cut Both Ways

- Economic Development Minister Jim Anderton's reliance on a Harvard professor to defend the selection and creation of "business clusters" has been dealt a blow by that professor's clarification of his views, says Deborah Coddington. See... Government's Favourite Professor Recants [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00076.htm


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