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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
The Armstrong Affair: The Heat Goes On
The Armstrong Affair: Cullen On Armstrong Apology
The Armstrong Affair: Meanwhile... The Greens Are Considering The Substance
EARLIER in The Armstrong Affair: The Ross, Helen & Enron Show Is Wound Up
What's Good For The Goose...
Jane Kelsey And ARENA Are Watching APEC
Tranz Rail Top Trio Earn $2.7 Million As Staff Are Cut
Media Doyen Appointed First EEO Commissioner
Howard’s End: Empty Words Satisfy None In ACC Debacle
Moana Cole: War In The Philippines
US Elections 2002: Stateside – Electing Justice
Uri Avnery: The Chain of Command & The Olive Harvest
Julie Symons: The Importance Of Head Standing
Daily Katya Rivas

BALI BOMBING
Bali Bombing: PM’s Words Of Empathy For Australia’s Pain
Bali Bombing: Newman Column
Bali Bombing: More To The CIA’s Warning Than Reported

LV CUP
LV Cup: Challengers Prepare To Resume Battle Of The Gulf
LV Cup Awesome Images: Ciao Amerigo Vespucci
LV Cup: Economic Study Launched

COUNTDOWN TO WAR
Countdown To War: The Deadly Unseen Side Of Gulf War I
Countdown To War: NZ Addresses The Security Council
Countdown To War: The Unseen Conflict
Countdown To War: Scoop En France & The Big Apple!

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Margaret Wilson off To Canada
The Kiwi – A Better Kind Of Money In The Bank
Greenlane Doctors Strike – HB Health Cuts
Auckland State Housing Receives Cash Injection
Government Monopolies Not Playing Ball On Power
Winston’s Not Happy At The State Of New Zealanders
NZ To Hold Social Forum – April 2003
Australian Greens Victory A Lesson For Labour?


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The Armstrong Affair: The Heat Goes On

- Only an independent inquiry will reveal how much the Prime Minister and Ministers of Finance and Transport knew about Dr Ross Armstrong's insider group, ACT Commerce Spokesman Deborah Coddington said today. See... How Much did Cullen and Clark Know? [1] MORE: - United Future NZ - Dunne: Dr Armstrong Must Go [2] - National - Is Armstrong’s Defence Costing Taxpayers? [3] and Questions still remain over Armstrong [4] - NZ First - Armstrong Case Should Go To Select Committee [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00426.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00428.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00425.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00418.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00424.htm


The Armstrong Affair: Cullen On Armstrong Apology

Acting Prime Minister Michael Cullen today accepted Dr Ross Armstrong’s public expression of regret at the embarrassment caused to the government over his handling of the Public Private Partnership issue. See... Response to Armstrong statement [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00415.htm


The Armstrong Affair: Meanwhile... The Greens Are Considering The Substance

- New Zealanders should be very concerned at the way businesses were queuing to be involved in public-private partnerships to build roads and other infrastructure, Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today. See... Taxpayer can't be fall-guy in PPPs [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00414.htm


EARLIER in The Armstrong Affair: The Ross, Helen & Enron Show Is Wound Up

- Govt - No role for Armstrong in PPP policy [1] - Business NZ - ‘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


What's Good For The Goose...

- The PSA was pleased to note that many of the recommendations contained in its submission to the Review Committee on Parliamentary Appropriations had been well-received, PSA national secretary Richard Wagstaff said today. See... Parliamentary report acknowledges staff underpaid [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00132.htm


Jane Kelsey And ARENA Are Watching APEC

- A high-powered government delegation, led by Environment Minister Marian Hobbs, recently returned from the Earth Summit in Johannesburg with a Programme of Action for sustainable development that presents economic globalisation as a solution. Professor of Law Jane Kelsey puts the summit under the microscope and finds it decidedly flawed. See... What the Government failed to tell us about WSSD [1] , Gender integration within a globalisation agenda [2] and Find out what’s really going on at APEC . . . [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00136.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00135.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00134.htm


Tranz Rail Top Trio Earn $2.7 Million As Staff Are Cut

- To Wayne Butson, General Secretary of the Rail & Maritime Transport Union describes the remuneration that 4 senior executives of Tranz Rail are receiving as being outrageous, offensive and totally unjustified. See... Union outraged by Tranz Rail senior executives pay [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0210/S00152.htm


Media Doyen Appointed First EEO Commissioner

- Professor Judith McGregor has been appointed as the country’s first Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner, Associate Justice Minister Margaret Wilson announced today. See... EEO Commissioner appointed [1] and New EEO Commissioner Welcomed [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00406.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00139.htm


Howard’s End: Empty Words Satisfy None In ACC Debacle

- ACC claimants remain unconvinced with assurances from Minister Ruth Dyson that recent legislative changes and a number of other initiatives will ensure that assessments of claimants will be fair and independent. Claimants say the words of ACC do not match the deeds. Maree Howard writes. See... Howard's End: ACC’s Deeds Do Not Match Words [1] and Changes will ensure fair deal for ACC claimants


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00139.htm


Moana Cole: War In The Philippines

- This year I was invited by the Philippines National Council of Churches to participate in a fact finding mission on the effects of the ‘war on terror’ on the most vulnerable of society, women and children. See... The Legacy Of The 2nd Front Of The War On Terror [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00140.htm


US Elections 2002: Stateside – Electing Justice

- On October 17, President George W. Bush gave an address via satellite to the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, which was meeting in New Smyrna, Florida to honour Hispanic businesswomen. See... Stateside With Rosalea - Here Come Da Judges [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00138.htm


Uri Avnery: The Chain of Command & The Olive Harvest

- There is little controversy about the facts: last Thursday, in an IDF action in Rafah, at least eight Palestinians were killed (the number will probably climb, since some of the wounded were severely hurt). Five of those killed were woman and children. Almost fifty people were wounded - many of them children who had just left their school after lessons. See... Settlers Fire Guns To Disrupt Olive Harvest [1] and Activists Join Palestinian Farmers' Olive Harvest [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00172.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00171.htm


Julie Symons: The Importance Of Head Standing

- Your eyes twinkle and dance, and even though you leave a class looking very dishevelled – it’s hard to keep a hairdo intact when you’re upside down – you feel like you’re emanating a sexy kind of glow. See... Yoga, Didgeridoos, Skiing: Spot The Common Factor! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00136.htm


Daily Katya Rivas

- Beloved daughter, face every moment on peace, in My Peace, because that is how you will acquire all of the knowledge that I wish to teach you. See... Katya Rivas: Pray For Truth [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00137.htm

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BALI BOMBING

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Bali Bombing: PM’s Words Of Empathy For Australia’s Pain

- The thoughts of all New Zealanders are with our Australian neighbours as we too mourn our people, and those of many other nationalities, who suffered and died in the Bali bombings. See... National Day of Mourning, Australia [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00421.htm


Bali Bombing: Newman Column

- When Helen Clark scrapped the air strike wing of the Royal New Zealand Airforce, she said, “Look at our strategic circumstances. Who could be in a more benign environment than in New Zealand?” See... Newman: Bali Tragedy Prompts Questions At Home [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00420.htm


Bali Bombing: More To The CIA’s Warning Than Reported

- The CIA warning was more specific than has been officially acknowledged and it fuelled a growing row - not only in Washington but also in London and Canberra - over whether Indonesia could have acted sooner against Islamist militants or whether tourists should have been warned. See... Scoop Link: CIA Warning More Specific - Guardian [1] MORE: - Scoop Editorial: Our PM And The Business Of Lying [2] - PM - English desperate over Bali attack [3] -

Terror Arrives Downunder - FULL COVERAGE [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00135.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00124.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00369.htm
[4] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=balibomb


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LV CUP

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LV Cup: Challengers Prepare To Resume Battle Of The Gulf

- The racing shedule for Round Robin 2 of the Louis Vuitton Cup has been announced. See… LV Cup Overall Standing And Round Robin 2 Draw [1] MORE: - Prada - Tomorrow Team Prada Completes Round Robin One [2] - GBR Challenge - GBR Challenge Prepares For Round Robin Two [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00143.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00154.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00153.htm


LV Cup Awesome Images: Ciao Amerigo Vespucci

- Auckland, New Zealand October 20, 2002 - The Italian Navy cadet training ship Amerigo Vespucci arrives in Auckland. Luna Rossa ITA sails out to meet her. LV Cup Images: Luna Rossa Greets Amerigo Vespucci [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00152.htm


LV Cup: Economic Study Launched

- A new economic impact study is to be carried out into the spin-offs to the economy and local businesses from the Louis Vuitton and America’s Cup regattas, Minister for the America’s Cup Trevor Mallard and Tourism Minister Mark Burton announced today. See... New Economic Impact Study into America’s Cup [1] and New Economic Impact Study And Taskforce Announced [2] -

LOUIS VUITTON CUP FEATURE PAGE [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00413.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00412.htm
[3] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=lvcup2002

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COUNTDOWN TO WAR

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Countdown To War: The Deadly Unseen Side Of Gulf War I

- Officially Gulf War I did not see the use of chemical weapons. Unofficially 10s of thousands of Gulf War veterans are dying and suffering. See... Do Not Use Depleted Uranium Munitions Again [1] and Data Shows Massive Delayed Gulf War I Casualties [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00142.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00176.htm


Countdown To War: NZ Addresses The Security Council

- United Nations Security Council - Open debate on "The situation between Iraq and Kuwait" - Statement by the NZ Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Don MacKay. See... NZ To UN: The situation between Iraq and Kuwait [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00175.htm


Countdown To War: The Unseen Conflict

- What started out as a blitzkrieg, the Bush agenda for the invasion of Iraq is now producing a world picture that can only be described with one word -- confusing. It is becoming apparent that outraged world opinion, guided by shrewd public relations efforts of foreign governments (including Iraq), has thrown a curve ball to the Bush military plan for a pre-election invasion and occupation . See... UQ Wire: War Plans, Deals, Leverage and Strategy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00141.htm


Countdown To War: Scoop En France & The Big Apple!

– Scoop deputy editor Selwyn Manning’s excellent analysis piece [1] on the possible impact of the International Criminal Court on US Policy in Iraq has winged itself around the world to New York and France. See.. "Leçons de justice : le cauchemar européen de Bush", Automatic Translation (Google) and the UN Observer’s version (NYC)… Lessons in Justice: Bush’s European Nightmare See also COUNTDOWN TO WAR FEATURE PAGE [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00099.htm
[2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=countdowniraq


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Margaret Wilson off To Canada

- Treaty Negotiations Minister Margaret Wilson will take part in an International Indigenous Forum being held in Vancouver, Canada on October 24 and 25. See... Minister to attend International Indigenous Forum [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00432.htm


The Kiwi – A Better Kind Of Money In The Bank

- Finance Minister Michael Cullen today welcomed the announcement by Moody’s Investors Service that New Zealand has been restored to the highest possible credit rating for foreign currency debt - Aaa. See... NZ returned to highest possible credit rating [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00430.htm


Greenlane Doctors Strike – HB Health Cuts

- The Health Minister must act before patient safety is put at risk by industrial action at Auckland's Greenlane Hospital, says National's Health spokesperson, Dr Lynda Scott. See... Minister must act on Greenlane dispute [1] . Meanwhile in the Hawke’s Bay… Hawkes Bay health cuts a sign of things to come [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00429.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00411.htm


Auckland State Housing Receives Cash Injection

- Approximately $27 million is to be spent redeveloping state housing bordering Talbot Reserve in Glen Innes, Housing Minister Mark Gosche announced today. See... Talbot Park Renewal Project Launched [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00423.htm


Government Monopolies Not Playing Ball On Power

- Four out of the five major electricity retailers are failing to comply with the low fixed charges policy, and the Government is profiting as a result, says National's Energy Spokesperson Gerry Brownlee. See... Govt profiting from power companies [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00407.htm


Winston’s Not Happy At The State Of New Zealanders

- “The face of New Zealand’s population is changing by stealth and without anyone asking New Zealanders first,” said New Zealand First leader Winston Peters. See... New Zealand Population Changing By Stealth [1] and 2001 Census Snapshot [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00403.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0210/S00144.htm


NZ To Hold Social Forum – April 2003

- A social forum inspired by the 2001 and 2002 World Social Forums that have been held in Porto Alegre, Brazil, is to be held in Nelson, from Monday 21st to Thursday 24th April 2003. See... Social Forum Set For April 2003 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0210/S00043.htm


Australian Greens Victory A Lesson For Labour?

- The Australian Greens' historic first win of a seat in the federal House of Representatives in the face of an attack campaign by Labour was cause for celebration, New Zealand Green Co-Leader Rod Donald said today. See... Labour attack campaign in Oz fails to stop Greens [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00416.htm


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