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BALI BOMBING
Scoop Editorial - NZers Are Entitled To The Truth
Bali Bombing: What Did Helen Know And When?
Bali Bombing: Intelligence Failure - Scoop's Full Coverage
Bali Bombing: Where To Buy Your Own C-4

TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
New Wellington Hotel Announced
Select Committee To Inquire Into Corngate
Smoking Is Good For You - Philip Morris Explains
US Public Broadcasting Censorship Of Florida Recount Doco
US Elections 2002: Notes From The Campaign Trail
Countdown To War: Sharon And Bush Discuss War & Peace
Countdown To War: Bush Assumes Authority To Attack
Countdown To War: UN Security Council Debates Iraq
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Coddington’s Use Of Privilege Concerns
Global Warming Policy Announcement & Reaction
NCEA Inquiry Launched
MetService Impresses Minister
Business School Receives First Excellence Grant
Promoting Education Exports
We Are The Champions!
Leaky Building Announcement Imminent
Government Indemnity Confirms Spray Risks
Tax Legislation Enables Writeoffs
Bill English China Bound Tomorrow

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BALI BOMBING

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Scoop Editorial - NZers Are Entitled To The Truth

- “The bottom line is, neither the US nor Australia nor NZ nor anyone else had information that would lead them to tell their nationals not to go to Bali,” says Prime Minister Helen Clark on Radio New Zealand this afternoon. And apparently Radio New Zealand is willing to accept this – at least at this stage anyway. Scoop is not. See... Scoop Editorial: Our PM And The Business Of Lying [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00124.htm


Bali Bombing: What Did Helen Know And When?

- National Party Leader Bill English held a Press Conference at Parliament this morning during which he called on the Prime Minister to come clean on the question of whether or not warnings were received from the CIA concerning a possible attack in Bali. See... Bill English - Where Was NZ's CIA Bali Warning? [1] and Scoop Links: Aus. PM Admits Bali Bombing Warning [2] MORE: - National - English urges Clark to come clean [3] - Scoop - PM Answers Questions On Intelligence Failure [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00121.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00120.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00357.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00118.htm


Bali Bombing: Intelligence Failure - Scoop's Full Coverage

Wednesday: - NZ PM’s Office Dodges Questions On Bali Warnings [1] - Scoop Links: CIA Warned Of Attack 14 Days Before [2] Tuesday: - More News On Taiwan’s Attack Warning From The US [3] - Translation: Taiwan Report On Bali Attack Warning [4] - Report May Suggest Foreknowledge Of Bali Bombing [5] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00111.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00110.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00105.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00106.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00102.htm


Bali Bombing: Where To Buy Your Own C-4

- News that the widely available military explosive C4 was likely used in the Bali massacre should not come as any surprise particularly when global arms manufacturers along with delegations and high-ranking military officials from 46 countries lined-up this week in Jordan to buy their instruments of death. Maree Howard writes. See... No Surprise Military C4 Used in Bali Bombing [1] . See also... Mr Global on SOFEX [2] .

Terror Arrives Downunder - FULL COVERAGE [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00122.htm
[2] - http://www.sandersresearch.com/CurrentMrG.htm
[3] - 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 of the day see... Questions For Oral Answer - 17 October 2002 [1] EARLIER Q&A: - Tuesday [2] - Wednesday [3] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00358.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00312.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00117.htm


New Wellington Hotel Announced

- When I first received the invitation to speak, I had hoped that this would be another occasion where I would be able to be unreservedly positive about the future of New Zealand’s tourism sector. See... Burton Announcement of Wellington Holiday Inn Dev [1] MORE: - Six Continents - Six Continents to Establish Wellington Holiday Inn [2] - Melview - New $50m hotel for Wellington [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00342.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0210/S00122.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0210/S00116.htm


Select Committee To Inquire Into Corngate

- The events surrounding Corngate will at last be thrashed out in the open following today's confirmation of a select committee inquiry into the incident, Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons says. See... Corngate inquiry will clear the air [1] and Scoop Corngate Special [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00366.htm
[2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=seedsofdisgrace


Smoking Is Good For You - Philip Morris Explains

- Well, maybe not for you personally but it is surely good for the economy. It's sure as hell good for Philip Morris. Apparently, it is good for government. At least that is the unequivocal conclusion of a superb study prepared for Philip Morris and presented to the government of the Czech Republic. See... Smoking Is Good For You – As A Taxpayer [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00123.htm


US Public Broadcasting Censorship Of Florida Recount Doco

- The Florida US Presidential election fiasco ridiculed the cardinal democratic principle “one person one vote” -- why does the Public Broadcasting Service now refuse to show this untold story? See... The Untold Story Of Florida Remains Untold [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00116.htm


US Elections 2002: Notes From The Campaign Trail

- Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone, who had been trailing his Republican challenger for several weeks in a tight race, announced a few days before the vote that he is opposed to a unilateral attack of Iraq. Conventional wisdom said that this would cost Wellstone the election. Instead, he suddenly surged ahead of his opponent in statewide polls. See... US Elections 2002: Unconventional Wisdom [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00115.htm


Countdown To War: Sharon And Bush Discuss War & Peace

- We've just had a good discussion about peace and security, about prosperity. See… Bush Welcomes Prime Minister Sharon to White House [1] and United States and Israel Joint Statement [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00150.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00146.htm


Countdown To War: Bush Assumes Authority To Attack

- As the Commander-in-Chief, I know the risks to our country. I'm fully responsible to the young men and women in uniform who may face these risks. President Signs Iraq Resolution - Image & Trcrpt. [1] and Statement by the President On Signing Iraq Res. [2] MORE OFFICIAL US AND UK STATEMENTS - White House Briefing by Ari Fleischer - October 16 [3] - State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for October 15 [4] - UK PMO - 16th October morning Downing St lobby briefing [5] - UK FM- Three great threats to international security [6] - State Dept - Marc Grossman Interview by BBC [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00149.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00148.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00151.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00145.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00144.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00143.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00142.htm


Countdown To War: UN Security Council Debates Iraq

- United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today voiced his confidence that whether by one resolution or two, the Security Council will make an “optimal decision” that will enable UN weapons inspectors to return to Iraq. See... Annan confident of optimal UNSC decision on Iraq [1] MORE: - Security Council speakers differ on enforcement [2] - Kofi Annan Statement To UNSC - Disarming Iraq [3] - Annan urges unity in UN Security Council on Iraq [4] See also COUNTDOWN TO WAR FEATURE PAGE [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00141.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00140.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00139.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00138.htm
[5] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=countdowniraq


Daily Katya Rivas

- My little child, today we will talk about the meaning of union in prayer. I want you to meditate about this. When a soul rises to Heaven in prayer, she reaches a place in which I bless her with My Love and she achieves a spiritual marriage. See... Katya Rivas: Prayer: Towards A Spiritual Marriage [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00119.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Coddington’s Use Of Privilege Concerns

- Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey says he is shocked at threats made by ACT MP Deborah Coddington to name social workers and others using the protection of Parliamentary privilege without getting her facts checked. See... Follow proper process before using privilege [1] and MP abusing parliamentary process - PSA [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00349.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00113.htm


Global Warming Policy Announcement & Reaction

- The Government has confirmed a policy package on climate change that puts New Zealand in the best possible position to meet its international obligations and move towards a sustainable energy future, says the Convenor of the Ministerial Group on Climate Change Pete Hodgson. See... Government confirms key climate change policies [1] - Greenpeace - Govt fails to connect energy and climate change [2] - ECO - Climate Change Policy Indulges Polluters [3] - Rural Women - Select Committee Does Not Know How [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00361.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00115.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00114.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00111.htm


NCEA Inquiry Launched

- United Future education spokesman, Bernie Ogilvy, has welcomed the announcement by Parliament’s education and science select committee that it will conduct an inquiry into the implementation of Level 1 of the NCEA in 2002. See... Ogilvy welcomes NCEA inquiry [1] MORE: - National - Inquiry shows depth of concern over NCEA [2] - ACT- NCEA Inquiry Will Expose Failure [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00339.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00338.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00347.htm


MetService Impresses Minister

- Minister for State Owned Enterprises (SOE’s) Mark Burton is impressed by the achievements outlined in the annual report tabled today by MetService. See... MetService Annual Report a real ray of sunshine [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00365.htm


Business School Receives First Excellence Grant

- The University of Auckland’s planned School of Business is to get the first capital grant under the Government’s new ‘Partnerships for Excellence’ policy framework, Education and Associate Finance Minster Trevor Mallard announced today. See... Govt Supports Auckland University Business School [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00364.htm


Promoting Education Exports

- Education Minister Trevor Mallard is calling for feedback on the proposed export education levy that will be used to strengthen, develop and promote the expanding billion-dollar export education industry in New Zealand. See... Document On Proposed Export Education Released [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00363.htm


We Are The Champions!

- The United Future New Zealand Party will hold its post-election conference at the Heritage Hotel, Hobson St, Auckland, on Saturday, November 16, 2002, starting at 9am. See... United Future New Zealand Victory Conference [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00360.htm


Leaky Building Announcement Imminent

- Finance Minister Michael Cullen will hold a press conference in his office – 7.6 The Beehive – at 4pm today to announce government moves to assist homeowners affected by leaky building syndrome. See... Press conference on leaky building syndrome today [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00359.htm


Government Indemnity Confirms Spray Risks

- By indemnifying the company behind the controversial Foray 48B insect spray, the Government has acknowledged there are potential health risks from the spray being used in the West Auckland fight against the painted apple moth. See... Govt. knows Foray 48B health risks real – Greens [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00356.htm


Tax Legislation Enables Writeoffs

- Legislation enacted today will provide relief for many people who get into tax debt, introduce fairer instalment arrangements for paying off tax debt, and give Inland Revenue greater flexibility in dealing with taxpayers' debt problems. See... New law brings tax debt relief [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00354.htm


Bill English China Bound Tomorrow

National Party Leader Bill English is looking forward to his first ever trip to China when he flies out this Friday. See... Education a key focus of China trip [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00346.htm


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