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BALI BOMBING - FULL COVERAGE
Bali Bombing: Intelligence Failure Emerging
EARLIER: Taiwan’s Government Was Warned About Bali Attack – Were We?
Bali Bombing: Stateside's View Of The Attack
Bali Bombing: NZ’s Relief Mission Breaks Down
Bali Bombing: Police Sent To Bali
Bali Bombing: NZ Medical Mission To Bali Announced
Bali Bombing: Parliament Opens With Bali Bombing Statements
Bali Bombing: Tony Blair Addresses UK Parliament

TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
UQ Wire: White House Cover Story Doesn’t Wash
SRA Commentary: The Dark Cloud Behind The Silver Lining
Northern Irish Assembly Suspended
Another Pacific Missile Defence Test
Scoop Special Feature: Is It Time To Indict George Bush & Dick Cheney
LV Cup: Kiwi Coutts View From The Top After RR1
Countdown To War: Be Afraid, Very Afraid
Countdown To War: French Digging In Their Heels On Iraq
Countdown To War: Inspectors Ready To Return - Blix
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Victim’s Rights Bill Passed
TVNZ Profit Drops
Coddington Plans To Name Sex Offender
Plans To Buy CRI Land With DOC Money Worry Greens
In Defence Of Freedom To Participate In Porno-Pregnancy
Wilson Working On Central NI Treaty Claims
Global Warming Policy Decisions Tomorrow
New Marine Reserves Bill
Winston Stoops To New Lows - Robson
Export Credit Scheme Changes

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BALI BOMBING - FULL COVERAGE

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Bali Bombing: Intelligence Failure Emerging

- The New Zealand Prime Minister’s office has dodged specific questions from Scoop on a warning concerning a South East Asian terrorist attack reportedly given to Taiwan on Friday by US intelligence officials. See... NZ PM’s Office Dodges Questions On Bali Warnings [1] . Meanwhile the Washington Post and Sydney Morning Herald are reporting: “U.S. intelligence officials said they intercepted communications in late September signaling a strike on a Western tourist site. Bali was mentioned in the U.S. intelligence report.” See... Scoop Links: CIA Warned Of Attack 14 Days Before [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00111.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00110.htm


EARLIER: Taiwan’s Government Was Warned About Bali Attack – Were We?

- Was NZ warned? Did the US ask our security services to keep the warning secret? See… More News On Taiwan’s Attack Warning From The US [1] , Translation: Taiwan Report On Bali Attack Warning [2] and for our initial Scoop report... Report May Suggest Foreknowledge Of Bali Bombing [3] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00105.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00106.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00102.htm


Bali Bombing: Stateside's View Of The Attack

- Monday night I'm standing in the JetBlue terminal at New York's JFK airport looking at the rack of travel mags and the words on one cover leap out at me - "Bali" it says in fluorescent orange, "still paradise?" See... Stateside With Rosalea: Not a pretty story [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00109.htm


Bali Bombing: NZ’s Relief Mission Breaks Down

- "For our Air Force Boeing 727 to break down with engine trouble at Brisbane Airport en route to Cairo is bad enough. But for our C130 Hercules to also get stranded on its way to provide urgent aid to victims of the Bali bombings is a massive embarrassment to our country, “ says ACT’s Ken Shirley. See... Two Air Force Planes Break Down in One Day? [1] , Labour not maintaining defence force [2] and the Government version of events... NZ Defence Force to be congratulated [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00313.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00320.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00318.htm


Bali Bombing: Police Sent To Bali

- Two Police inspectors are on their way to Bali to assist Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade staff on the island. See... NZ Police bound for Bali [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00322.htm


Bali Bombing: NZ Medical Mission To Bali Announced

- New Zealand's to provide an initial package of medical assistance to authorities in Bali, Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Marian Hobbs, announced this evening. See... NZ provide medical assistance to Bali Authorities [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00319.htm


Bali Bombing: Parliament Opens With Bali Bombing Statements

- All New Zealanders are appalled by the cold-blooded and barbaric terrorist attack on Saturday evening in Bali, Indonesia, which has shattered scores of innocent lives. See... Prime Ministerial Statement On Bali Bombing [1] MORE: - National - Clark weak on terror [2] and Bill English Speech InThe House On Bali Bombing [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00309.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00307.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00317.htm


Bali Bombing: Tony Blair Addresses UK Parliament

- In a statement to the House of Commons the Prime Minister Tony Blair condemned the bomb attack in Bali and expressed his deep sympathies and condolences to the families who have lost loved ones in the appalling terrorist outrage. See... Tony Blair Statement to Parliament on Bali Attack [1] and Tuesday 15 October Downing St Lobby Briefing [2] . See also the UNSC reaction… Security Council condemns Bali attack [3] Terror Arrives Downunder - FULL COVERAGE - see... BALI BOMBING FEATURE PAGE [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00133.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00135.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00132.htm
[4] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=balibomb

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

– For today’s questions see... Questions For Oral Answer - 16 October 2002 [1] . For yesterday’s questions and answers see… Questions Of The Day Transcript - 15 October 2002 [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00324.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00312.htm


UQ Wire: White House Cover Story Doesn’t Wash

- On the evening of September 11th, 2001, the White House held a Press Conference. The stated purpose of the press conference? To "give you a walk-through of the President's day; what he did when he learned various pieces of information." See... UQ Wire: White House Coverup Creates More Problems [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00107.htm


SRA Commentary: The Dark Cloud Behind The Silver Lining

- Sanders Research is forecasting a war, a fall in oil prices, a stock market rally and then financial capitulation. Consequently the coming sharemarket rally is an opportunity to sell, not buy. See... SRA Commentary: Beltway Bolsheviks [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00113.htm


Northern Irish Assembly Suspended

The Prime Minister Tony Blair, and the Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, have issued a joint statement on the suspension of the Northern Ireland assembly. See... Statement on suspension of govt. in Nth Ireland [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00134.htm


Another Pacific Missile Defence Test

- The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) announced today it has successfully completed a flight test of the ground-based midcourse defense (GMD) development program, intercepting an intercontinental ballistic missile target. See... Pacific Missile Intercept Test Successful [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00123.htm


Scoop Special Feature: Is It Time To Indict George Bush & Dick Cheney

- Clearly the Bush Administration has been issued legal advice that a pre-emptive strike against Iraq at this time would contravene international law and conventions protecting human rights. Could George Bush be tried for war crimes? Yes. See... Lessons in Justice: Bush’s European Nightmare [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00099.htm


LV Cup: Kiwi Coutts View From The Top After RR1

- At the close of Round Robin 1, Michel Bonnefous and Russell Coutts, Executive Directors of Team Alinghi, met with representatives of the international press based here in Auckland. See... Round Robin 1 Overview [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00123.htm


Countdown To War: Be Afraid, Very Afraid

- So many of us were devastated after Congress rolled over and gave Bush his war on Iraq. We needed help in figuring it all out. So I set up the coded signal to “Shallow Throat” the high-ranking GOP mole in the White House who had been so helpful in the past. What he had to stay made my knees knock. See... Bernard Weiner: Shallow Throat Savages Dem Leaders [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00112.htm


Countdown To War: French Digging In Their Heels On Iraq

- Q Negotiations with the French over a U.N. resolution seem to be deadlocked. How much longer is the President going to put up with this? Is he going to pull the plug? See... White House Presser by Ari Fleischer - October 15, [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00130.htm


Countdown To War: Inspectors Ready To Return - Blix

- Recent communications from Iraq were not a sign that Baghdad was reneging on agreements reached early this month in Vienna on the return of United Nations weapons inspector, the chief UN monitor said today. See... Iraqi letters no obstacle to return of inspectors [1] See also COUNTDOWN TO WAR FEATURE PAGE [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00131.htm
[2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=countdowniraq


Daily Katya Rivas

- My sweet child, our topic for meditation today will be My Mother, who, through her Immaculate Heart, leads My children in absolute purity, since she is the women dressed with the sun. See... Katya Rivas: The Woman Dressed In Sunlight [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00108.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Victim’s Rights Bill Passed

- A wide range of new rights for victims which will be guaranteed under law, have been created with the passage of the Victims Rights Bill, Justice Minister Phil Goff said today. See... Government will ensure victims get a better deal [1] and Confidence and supply agreement working well [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00315.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00314.htm


TVNZ Profit Drops

- Government meddling can take some of the blame for the drop in TVNZ’s after tax profit according to National Broadcasting spokesman Murray McCully. See... Future still murky for TVNZ [1] and TVNZ Announces Annual Result [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00333.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0210/S00111.htm


Coddington Plans To Name Sex Offender

- The Department of Child, Youth and Family wants to award custody of a ten-year-old and a six-year-old to a convicted sex offender, ACT MP Deborah Coddington said today. See... Coddington to Name Sex Offender in House [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00331.htm


Plans To Buy CRI Land With DOC Money Worry Greens

- Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said conservation funding for purchasing privately-owned land shouldn't be raided to buy 540 hectares of Mamaku native forest from a crown research institute. See... Conservation shouldn't pay for Govt-owned forests [1] and Research company to sell Mamaku land-holdings [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00330.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00107.htm


In Defence Of Freedom To Participate In Porno-Pregnancy

- "I notice that nobody politically has noticed that porn star ‘Nikki’ has any rights in relation to her body being filmed during childbirth, and it’s about time somebody looked objectively at what is going on," announced Libertarianz Leader Russell Watkins. See... ‘Overripe’ Political Posturing on Childbirth [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00106.htm


Wilson Working On Central NI Treaty Claims

- Treaty Negotiations Minister Margaret Wilson is due to meet with representatives of Central North Island Iwi on Friday as part of the government’s ongoing work to settle Treaty claims including claims to Crown forest land. See... Minister Meets Central North Island Iwi on Friday [1] and Deed of Settlement Initialling at Parliament [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00329.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00328.htm


Global Warming Policy Decisions Tomorrow

- The Convenor of the Ministerial Group on Climate Change, Pete Hodgson, and Environment Minister Marian Hobbs will announce government decisions on climate change policy tomorrow. See... Advisory: climate change policy announced tomorrow [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00327.htm


New Marine Reserves Bill

- A new era in marine conservation will result from the enactment of the Marine Reserves Bill according to the Minister of Conservation Chris Carter. See... Marine Reserves bill has first reading [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00325.htm


Winston Stoops To New Lows - Robson

- "Yesterday New Zealand politics in Parliament were brought to a new low by New Zealand First leader Winston Peters" said the Progressive Deputy Leader Matt Robson MP. See... End Attacks On Immigrant And Refugee Communities [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00323.htm


Export Credit Scheme Changes

- Changes to the Government’s Export Credit Office (ECO) scheme will help New Zealand exporters win orders, says Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Pete Hodgson. See... Improvements to Govt's export credit scheme [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00321.htm

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