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BALI BOMBING
Bali Bombing: Six Images Of Our Fly Boys In Action
Bali Bombing: Blown Away By Mercedes-Benz
Bali Bombing: The Stable Door Is Closed
Scoop Editorial - NZers Are Entitled To The Truth

TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
The Ross, Helen & Enron Show Is Wound Up
Media Torture In The Land Of The Free
Keith Rankin: Why William Wallace Is Like Osama bin Laden
Naked In Nuhaka: Cross Ditch Musings And Rememberings
Sharon’s Hatred For Arafat
Sydney Police Drugs Dragnet Offends – A Lot
Scoop Was In The House
North Korea Has Nuclear Programme
The Architect of Venezeula’s Coup Speaks
Tony Blair Encourages Northern Ireland To Choose Peace
UK Working On Middle East Peace Too
Countdown To War: The Enronisation Of The US Military Accelerates
Countdown To War: Iraq Debate Continues At UNSC
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
ACT Wants A Proper Revolution
$70 Million “Corporate Welfare” Payment Revealed
Global Warming Policy – More Reaction
Organising To Save The World
Taxation Simplification
These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees
Rotting House Roadshow Heads For Nelson
More Flights To North Asia

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New Zealand Air Force In Medivac

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BALI BOMBING

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Bali Bombing: Six Images Of Our Fly Boys In Action

- Images taken by Corporal Steve Rodwell, Air Movements, RNZAF as part of the operation in Bali. See... Images: NZ Air Force Assists With Bali Medivac [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00126.htm


Bali Bombing: Blown Away By Mercedes-Benz

- This front page from the Sydney Morning Herald on October 15th looks on its face like a fitting tribute to the victims of the Bali Bombing. Or is it? See... Scoop Images: Sydney Morning Herald's Juxta-gaffe [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00133.htm


Bali Bombing: The Stable Door Is Closed

- New Zealand is upgrading its Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel advisory for Indonesia, Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff said. See... Travel warning for Indonesia upgraded [1] and Indonesia, West Timor (incl Bali) Travel Advisory [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00386.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00123.htm


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] and English desperate over Bali attack [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00124.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00369.htm


http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0210/S00123.htm
New Holiday Inn For Wellington

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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The Ross, Helen & Enron Show Is Wound Up

- Acting Prime Minister and Finance Minister Michael Cullen today advised Dr Ross Armstrong that it was no longer appropriate for the government to have any contact or discussions with him on the formulation of policy around Public Private Partnerships. See... No role for Armstrong in PPP policy [1] EARLIER: - ‘Insider’ group may damage NZ business reputation [2] - National - National wants air cleared over “insider” group [3] - NZ Herald’s Scoop - Cullen rebuffs TVNZ chief's 'insider' group


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00398.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0210/S00137.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00390.htm


Media Torture In The Land Of The Free

- Watching television news is not torture, nor is reading a local newspaper, at least not in the physical sense. No one has implanted any devices in our flesh that twist us in agony if we refuse to believe and parrot what we see and read. Yet we are being asked, every day, to say there are five lights when, in fact, there are four. See... UQ Wire: I See Four Lights [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00130.htm


Keith Rankin: Why William Wallace Is Like Osama bin Laden

- Last weekend witnessed the biggest terrorist atrocity in which westerners were victims, since 11 September 2001. And last weekend featured another repeat telecast of Mel Gibson's Braveheart , a staple for TV3. See... Validating Terrorism [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00129.htm


Naked In Nuhaka: Cross Ditch Musings And Rememberings

When I was a young boy, living here in Nuhaka in the 1970s, I remember long hot summer days where an odd dry twitch would permeate the air. The cicadas would sing, and we’d laze around bathed in the warm golden glow of fading summer evenings. See... Naked In Nuhaka: God Defend Australia [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00128.htm


Sharon’s Hatred For Arafat

- What was the point of the Israeli army reducing Mr. Arafat's compound to ruins, firing shells that came within the smallest margin of killing him? See... John Chuckman: What Sharon Wants [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00132.htm


Sydney Police Drugs Dragnet Offends – A Lot

- It was called Operation Vikings 12, an appropriate name considering that Vikings formed themselves into raiding parties and descended under cover of night upon unsuspecting villages, brutalizing the inhabitants. See... Vikings Within The Village - Policing In Sydney [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00131.htm


Scoop Was In The House

– For this weeks questions and answers from Parliament see... Tuesday [1] - Wednesday [2] - Thursday [3] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00312.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00117.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00383.htm

North Korea Has Nuclear Programme

- Assistant Secretary James A. Kelly and his delegation advised the North Koreans that we had recently acquired information that indicates that North Korea has a program to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons in violation of the Agreed Framework and other agreements. North Korean officials acknowledged that they have such a program. See... North Korean Nuclear Program - Statement [1] . See also…White House Gaggle with Scott McClellan October 17 [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00159.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00158.htm


The Architect of Venezeula’s Coup Speaks

- Ambassador Otto J. Reich, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Remarks to Miami Herald Americas Conference Washington, DC October 15, 2002. See... Latin American Relations - Otto J. Reich [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00155.htm


Tony Blair Encourages Northern Ireland To Choose Peace

- In a speech in Northern Ireland on the suspension of devolved government, the Prime Minister said that as British Prime Minister he has had trust 'in all the parties I have worked with'. See... Tony Blair On Nth Ireland: The Moment Of Choice [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00164.htm


UK Working On Middle East Peace Too

- The Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, held discussions with Nabil Sha'ath, Palestinian Minister for Planning and International Cooperation, on 16th October and discussed how the Middle East peace process can be taken forward. See... Urgent need to revive Middle East peace process [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00161.htm


Countdown To War: The Enronisation Of The US Military Accelerates

- The Department of Defense has released new guidance to assist military services and defense agencies in privatizing nearly 1,600 utility systems located on military installations worldwide. See... DoD Issues New Guidance For Privatizing Utilities [1] and DoD News Briefing - Thomas White, Army Secretary [2] . MORE US WAR PR: - DoD -DoD News Briefing - Rumsfeld & Gen. Richard Myer [3] - State Dept. - Powell & Jack Straw After Their Meeting - 15 Oct. [4] - State Dept. - Powell IV By Robert Siegel of NPR [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00156.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00154.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00165.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00163.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00162.htm


Countdown To War: Iraq Debate Continues At UNSC

- 17 October – The United Nations Security Council today resumed its open debate on Iraq with over 40 countries – including all Council members – slated to participate in the discussions. See... Security Council resumes debate on Iraq [1] YESTERDAY: - Annan confident of optimal UNSC decision on Iraq [2] - Security Council speakers differ on enforcement [3] - Kofi Annan Statement To UNSC - Disarming Iraq [4] - Annan urges unity in UN Security Council on Iraq [5] See also COUNTDOWN TO WAR FEATURE PAGE [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00157.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00141.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00140.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00139.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00138.htm
[6] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=countdowniraq


Daily Katya Rivas

- Little one, the topic to meditate on today will be this one: Carry out an act of deep faith and gratitude, because "... He lived among us..." See... Katya Rivas: Whoever Loses Me [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00127.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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ACT Wants A Proper Revolution

- The threatened rates revolt by farmers must not be an idle threat, ACT Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff said today. See... Rates Revolt Must Not Be Idle Threat [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00391.htm


$70 Million “Corporate Welfare” Payment Revealed

- The Labour Government paid $70 million too much for the Auckland suburban rail lines, ACT’s Transport Spokesman Deborah Coddington revealed today. See... Government Paid $70m Too Much for Rail Lines [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00384.htm


Global Warming Policy – More Reaction

- “The Government's climate change policy is made possible only by the contribution of the forestry industry,” said Forest Industries Council chairman Devon McLean today. See... Forestry Key To Government Climate Change Policy [1] MORE: - Wind Energy Association - Renewable Energy Delays Frustrate! [2] - Business NZ - One-Horse Race Brings No Surprises [3] - Photovoltaic Association -Renewable Energy Welcomed - But not Fast Enough! [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00129.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00128.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00127.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00126.htm


Organising To Save The World

- Help is still needed to distribute posters and leaflets. For the latest newsletter see... Mobilise Against The War Oct 26 Midday QE2 Square [1] If you can help please contact GPJA - details below...


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00124.htm


Taxation Simplification

- The first cluster of tax simplification recommendations from the ‘More Time For Business’ discussion document have become law with the enactment of the Taxation (Relief, Refunds and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act earlier this week. See... More Time For Business Recommendations Become Law [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00395.htm


These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees

- There were 19 committee meetings: 18 in the parliamentary complex and one in Auckland. See... Select Committee Business to 18 October 2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00394.htm


Rotting House Roadshow Heads For Nelson

- National MPs are holding a public meeting on the rotting homes crisis in Nelson this Sunday. See... Nelson meeting on rotting homes [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00392.htm


More Flights To North Asia

- Minister of Transport Paul Swain has welcomed recent changes to air services arrangements with Korea and Japan, which were approved by Cabinet on Monday. See... Improved Air Services Arrangements with North Asia [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00388.htm


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