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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
How To Show Your Appreciation
Hard News Is Coming!
Keith Rankin: The Madness Of Mayor John
Naked In Nuhaka Five
Uri Avnery: This Is Not A Joke
NITA: Moving In On Blighty
Scoop Was In The House
New Hope For Parkinson’s Sufferers
Bush’s Harken Harvard Bailout – Prez. Caught Lying
LV Cup: Areva Protest Flotilla Assembles
LV Cup Race 7: Coutts Wins Again
LV Cup Race 7: David Meets Goliath, David Loses
Countdown To War: William Rivers Pitt Re: Congress's Vote For War
Countdown To War Images: Sighted In The Manawatu Gorge
Countdown To War: The Madness Of George
Countdown To War: Three More Law Makers Step Up
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Urgency: Victim Rights Bill Debate Underway
Urgency: Cave Creek’s Legacy Becomes Law
Urgency: Te Uri o Hau Claims Settlement
Urgency: Electronic Transactions Bill
APEC Science Meeting In Godzone
PM’s Newsletter
UF Happy With Swain’s Roading Plans
Work Stoppage Figures Provoke A Range Of Views
Tamihere Spanking Comments Anger Members
Winston Peters Fisheries Allegations Come To Nought
These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees
Leaky Homes: Hawkins Talks To The Building Industry
Safe Surfing
Secret Moth Spray Formula Tabled
Marine Farm Applications Need Proper Consideration

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How To Show Your Appreciation

- How Much Do You Love Scoop? See... Scoop Update #10 – Three Ways To Love Scoop [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00070.htm


Hard News Is Coming!

- A quick update on the new Hard News: we're probably still about three weeks from launch, but you are most welcome to go and look at the placeholders, See... HARD NEWS Advisory: It's Coming Along [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00079.htm


Keith Rankin: The Madness Of Mayor John

- John Banks wants to give Auckland a triple by-pass. Imagine a doctor telling a patient with blocked arteries that she must wait 15 years for a triple by-pass, when the alternative single bypass could be achieved much sooner. See... Keith Rankin - Motorway Madness [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00075.htm


Naked In Nuhaka Five

- Today I waited in a queue at a Gisborne bank. There were five people ahead of me. Three were Maori, Two were Pacific Islanders, both the tellers were Maori and the manager sat in her office - a Maori. See... Naked In Nuhaka: Alien Feelings Rise In Godzone [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00073.htm


Uri Avnery: This Is Not A Joke

- It sounds like a bad joke, but it really happened: A rabbi went from Israel to Peru, converted a group of Native Americans to Judaism, brought them to this country and put them in a settlement, on land taken away from its Palestinian owners. See... Uri Avnery : A Jewish Demographic State [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00078.htm


NITA: Moving In On Blighty

- The news that the Carlyle Group’s bid for the research arm of the UK Ministry of Defence has beaten the competition has been greeted outside defence circles by a deafening silence. See... NITA: We're Not The 51st State Of Anything [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00077.htm


Scoop Was In The House

– This week's questions of the day transcripts... Tuesday's [1] - Wednesday's [2] - Thursday [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00160.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00178.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00217.htm


New Hope For Parkinson’s Sufferers

- The success of a new gene therapy approach to Parkinson's Disease - developed by University of Auckland scientist Dr Matthew During and co-researchers in Auckland and Weill Cornell Medical College in the United States - is reported today. See... NZ Central to Parkinson's Disease Treatment Hopes [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0210/S00031.htm


Bush’s Harken Harvard Bailout – Prez. Caught Lying

- The Harken Anadarko Partnership, formed by the ailing Harken Energy Company and its thenlargest shareholder, Harvard University, propped up the troubled company with endowment money and may have deeply misled investors, students found and today’s Wall Street Journal and Boston Globe reported. See... Harvard's Enron-Style Partnership With Harken [1] and the full Harvard Watch report… Improper Manoeuvres at Harken During the Bush Era [2] SCOOP EXCLUSIVE: The Dangers Of Truth Telling – The Jason Leopold Story -See... Jason Leopold – Shafted By The New York Times [3] . See also - The Article That Salon & The NYT Don’t Want You To Read... US Army Secretary Helped Cook Enron's Books [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00081.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00082.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00063.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00052.htm


LV Cup: Areva Protest Flotilla Assembles

- Spectator boats were greeted by Greenpeace inflatables and yacht Tiama with large anti- nuclear banners as nuclear company Areva boat Defi-Areva raced in the Louis Vuitton Cup today. See... Nuclear Free Tasman flotilla joins Areva protest [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00094.htm


LV Cup Race 7: Coutts Wins Again

- Alinghi secured their fifth win in Race 7 of the Louis Vuitton Cup by defeating Team Dennis Conner's Stars and Stripes in perfect wind conditions. See... 5 Out Of 6 For Alinghi [1] and Kiwi Coutts Steers Swiss Boat Alinghi To Victory [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00090.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00089.htm


LV Cup Race 7: David Meets Goliath, David Loses

- In a valiant struggle of fitting proportions, LE DEFI AREVA took on US heavyweight Oracle BMW Racing this afternoon on the Hauraki Gulf. See... David meets Goliath - FRA 69 takes on Oracle [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00088.htm


Countdown To War: William Rivers Pitt Re: Congress's Vote For War

- The sun may well rise tomorrow and find this article irrelevant. The Congressional decision train, bound for Bush's war on Iraq, very well may have already left the station. See... UQ Wire: For the Congressional Record [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00076.htm


Countdown To War Images: Sighted In The Manawatu Gorge

- Images of some graffiti which recently appeared in the Manawatu Gorge, New Zealand and surrounding area. Submitted by a Scoop reader. See... Scoop Images: Un-American Graffiti [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00074.htm


Countdown To War: The Madness Of George

- As we approach a preemptive war with Iraq, in violation of just about every known principle of civilized nations and, more particularly, of international law, certain things have become clearer in my mind. See... UQ Wire: The Madness Of America [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00069.htm


Countdown To War: Three More Law Makers Step Up

- Madam President, I hold the Senate seat of the late Wayne Morse. Senator Morse lost his job in 1968, and many have attributed this loss to his outspoken opposition to the Vietnam war. See… Senator Wyden - Unilateral, Preemptive Attack Prem [1] - Congressman Jesse L. Jackson - The Iraq Resolution [2] - Patrick Leahy - On The Iraq War Resolution [3] HOLDING THE LINE - SCOOP'S ROLL OF HONOUR - The Bush Doctrine of Pre-Emption - E. Kennedy [4] - Senator Carl Levin… Response to the President's Statement on Iraq [5] - Rush to War Ignores U.S. Constitution - Sen. Byrd [6] - Levin Amendement on Iraq - Senator Carl Levin [7] - Congressman Ron Paul - Opposing Force against Iraq [8] - Senator Jim Jeffords Re: Use of Force Against Iraq [9] See also COUNTDOWN TO WAR FEATURE PAGE [10]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00097.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00096.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00095.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00072.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00073.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00053.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00054.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00083.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00080.htm
[10] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=countdowniraq


Daily Katya Rivas

- My child, I want to talk to you now about charity. Whoever judges without a precise basis commits a terrible mistake. However, for our topic of reflection for today, I want you to go into greater depth with regard to the following: See... Katya Rivas: Charity [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00072.htm


http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00074.htm
Un-American Graffiti

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Urgency: Victim Rights Bill Debate Underway

- I move that the House take note of the report of the Justice and Electoral committee on the Victims Rights Bill. See... Victim’s Rights Bill – second reading [1] and Victims’ rights to be guaranteed in new law [2] MORE: - United Future - Alexander acclaims strengthening of victims' right [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00252.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00244.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00240.htm


Urgency: Cave Creek’s Legacy Becomes Law

- Legislation has been passed to implement recommendations from the Noble report into the Cave Creek tragedy, Justice Minister Phil Goff said today. See... New law addresses Cave Creek recommendations [1] and Crown Organisations Bill 2nd Reading - Goff [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00245.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00222.htm


Urgency: Te Uri o Hau Claims Settlement

Urgency in Parliament allowed for the successful progression of the Te Uri o Hau Claims Settlement Bill through its remaining Parliamentary stages last night. See... Te Uri o Hau Claims Settlement Bill Becomes Law [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00223.htm


Urgency: Electronic Transactions Bill

- Minister for Information Technology Paul Swain said is pleased to announce that the Electronic Transactions Bill was passed into law this afternoon. See... Electronic Transactions Bill Passed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00212.htm


APEC Science Meeting In Godzone

- New Zealand will host the 4th APEC Ministers’ Conference on Regional Science and Technology Cooperation in Christchurch in March 2004, Minister of Research Science and Technology Pete Hodgson said today. See... APEC science ministerial meeting for NZ in 2004 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00251.htm


PM’s Newsletter

- : Growth Options Explored - Better Logging Transport - Govt Agenda Progresses - GST Streamlined - Leaky Buildings Mediation... see… Beehive Bulletin: for week ending Oct 11 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00250.htm


UF Happy With Swain’s Roading Plans

United Future MP, Larry Baldock, today congratulated Transport Minister, Paul Swain, for his bold initiative in directing Transfund to contribute 100% funding to the development of regional roads in Northland and the East Coast. See... Baldock hails Swain direction to Transfund [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00248.htm


Work Stoppage Figures Provoke A Range Of Views

- Latest work stoppage figures released by Statistics New Zealand illustrate that the Employment Relations Act and its problem solving provisions are working well, Labour Minister Margaret Wilson said today. See... Employment Relations Act working well [1] MORE: - CTU - Strikes still lower than last decade average [2] - ACT - 715% Increase in Work Days Lost to Strikes [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00247.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00066.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00224.htm


Tamihere Spanking Comments Anger Members

- “Thoughtless politicking by John Tamihere has condemned more Maori children to brutality and even death “ says New Zealand First MP, Brian Donnelly. See... Tamihere Condemns More Maori Children To Death [1] and Bradford says Tamihere out of line [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00243.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00238.htm


Winston Peters Fisheries Allegations Come To Nought

- Fisheries Minister Pete Hodgson says he is satisfied that allegations of corruption and/or wrongdoing against two senior Ministry of Fisheries officials are baseless. See... Fisheries officials exonerated [1] and Ministry gets advice over corruption allogations [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00241.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00068.htm


These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees

- There were five committee meetings, all in the parliamentary complex. See... Select Committee Business to 11 October 2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00239.htm


Leaky Homes: Hawkins Talks To The Building Industry

- Looking out from here, it looks like anyone who's anyone in the building sector is here, and that's heartening. Heartening because there's no doubt that the construction industry is a major driver in New Zealand's economy. See... George Hawkins Speech to Building Industry Summit [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00231.htm


Safe Surfing

- The Government supports keeping our children safe from dangers in cyberspace and is glad to assist in the nationwide campaign of child protection organisation ECPAT to improve internet safety awareness, Justice Minister Phil Goff said today. See... Govt committed to keeping kids safe in cyberspace [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00227.htm


Secret Moth Spray Formula Tabled

- Frustrated at the Government's refusal to reveal the contents of the controversial spray BTK Foray 48B, Green Bio-security Spokesperson Ian Ewen-Street today tabled his own ingredients list in Parliament. See... BtK ingredients list tabled [1] and GM risk from painted apple moth spray unlikely [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00225.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00065.htm


Marine Farm Applications Need Proper Consideration

- The Fisheries Ministry must not rush through the huge backlog of marine farm permit applications without proper consideration, Green Agriculture Spokesperson Ian Ewen-Street said today. See... Softly, softly call on marine farm backlog [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00219.htm

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