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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
The Armstrong Affair – The Morning After
Going... Going... Armstrong’s Gone
Ross Armstrong – Why I Resigned
Truth Unimportant In GE Debate – Advertising Watchdog
Nicky Watson And Charlotte Dawson Pucker Up For Charity
St Molesworth: Saddam’s Election Slogans
Israel Car Bombing Condemned
LV Cup: Under Starter's Orders
Daily Katya Rivas

BALI BOMBING
Bali Bombing: Sympathy From The Shrub
Bali Bombing: David Miller On Intelligence
Bali Bombing: John Pilger On State Terrorism
Bali Bombing: Yet More CIA Blowback?
Bali Bombing: Indonesia Steps Back To The Future
Bali Bombing: Having An Impact At APEC

COUNTDOWN TO WAR
Countdown To War: I’m Not Afraid Of The Big Bad Shrub
Countdown To War: UN Iraq Resolution Expected Shortly
Countdown To War: Bush Caught Flatfooted By Korea
Countdown To War: Powell Sells The Iraq War On Network TV

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Hungering For Health In The Heartland
GE Free NZ Have High Hopes For Corngate Inquiry
A Letter From Richard On Helen’s Troubles
Returning Health & Safety Bill Meets A Hailstorm
NZ Army Engineers Praised For Afghanistan Duties
Parry Cervical Inquiry Findings Released
Coddington’s Illumination Brings Changes At CYFS
Sutton Puts His Eggs In Doha Basket
ACC Change Of Guard - But Will It Make Any Difference?
Govt’s Gene Jiggling Discussion Strategy Launched
More Immigrating Murderers – Peters Is Concerned
Tobacco Gift Packs Luring Youth Smokers
Peter Dunne’s Grand Vision For NZ Politics
Ethnic Engineering Seen In Immigration Stats


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The Armstrong Affair – The Morning After

- Will there be a Select Committee inquiry into the Helen, Ross & Enron show? It’s all up to the Greens. Watch this space. Meanwhile everyone still has plenty to say. - ACT - Define "Public Private Partnership", Helen Clark [1] - National - Insider Group Paper Trail Leads to Government [2] - ACT - Prebble Pushes For Inquiry into Armstrong Saga [3] - ACT - Will Labour Vote to Clear the Air? [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00463.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00462.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00444.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00471.htm


Going... Going... Armstrong’s Gone

- Dr Ross Armstrong's resignation from the chairs of Television New Zealand and Industrial Research Ltd is unfortunate but appropriate, Broadcasting Minister Steve Maharey and Crown Research Institutes Minister Pete Hodgson said today. See... Armstrong's departure unfortunate but appropriate [1] and Michael Cullen... Armstrong resigns from chairpersonships [2] REACTION: - National - Armstrong Quits - Government Still in Firing Line [3] - ACT - Armstrong's Exit Doesn't End the Story [4] - Greens - Greens welcome resignation [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00438.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00442.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00441.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00440.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00443.htm


Ross Armstrong – Why I Resigned

- Today I have tendered my resignation as Chair of both Television New Zealand Limited and Industrial Research Limited and these resignations have been accepted by the shareholding Ministers. See... Media statement on resignation from SOE boards [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00149.htm


Truth Unimportant In GE Debate – Advertising Watchdog

- The Advertising Standards Authority says debate is more important than applying strict rules against misleading advertising and has rejected a complaint against a pro-GE industry lobby-group. See... Truth less important than "rigorous debate” [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0210/S00044.htm


Nicky Watson And Charlotte Dawson Pucker Up For Charity

- More than 40 kissable Kiwis are being asked to pucker up for a good cause. See... Friends, Kiwis And Celebs, Lend Me Your Lips [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00157.htm


St Molesworth: Saddam’s Election Slogans

- EDITOR'S NOTE: St Molesworth's column has entertained and engaged audiences around the net for some time now. And now St Molesworth has now kindly offered to become a regular weekly feature on Scoop. Welcome to Scoop St Molesworth! See... Top 10 Slogans Used In Recent Iraqi Elections [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00147.htm


Israel Car Bombing Condemned

- 21 October – The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, today condemned the latest terrorist attack in Israel and urged Palestinian groups to abandon such practices. See... Annan decries latest terror attack in Israel [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00186.htm


LV Cup: Under Starter's Orders

(Auckland). Sailing experts in Auckland have two questions on their lips in the lead-up to the second round of the Louis Vuitton Cup. Is Orm faster than Örn? Will the Prada boat, which has been extensively modified in the last few days, be faster ...See… Victory Challenge Svenska …. Will modified yachts Prada and Orm be faster? [1] MORE: - Mascalzone - Mascalzone Latino Is Ready To Start Again Racing [2] - Le Defi Areva - Evolution, not revolution [3] - Auckland Regional Council - Harbourmaster gives regatta spectators thumbs up [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00156.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00159.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00160.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00158.htm


Daily Katya Rivas

- Beloved child, you already see the gift of the loving presence of this beautiful image. See... Katya Rivas: Contrition Rejuvenates the Soul [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00145.htm

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BALI BOMBING

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Bali Bombing: Sympathy From The Shrub

THE PRESIDENT: This Sunday is a day of national mourning in Australia, a day in which our friends mourn the needless loss of life. You come together as a nation to grieve for the victims of those who were killed by the murderers in Indonesia. See... President Bush Remarks to the Australian People [1] . See also... Jack Straw addresses Parliament on Bali attacks [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00185.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00184.htm


Bali Bombing: David Miller On Intelligence

- The terrorist attacks in Bali have given opponents of the government an opportunity to voice concerns and disagreement to New Zealand’s defence policy. See... Why New Zealand Needs Intelligence Above All Else [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00146.htm


Bali Bombing: John Pilger On State Terrorism

- John Pilger's controversial documentary Palestine is still the Issue was broadcast on Television New Zealand's DNZ World extra documentary slot tonight following its broadcast by SBS in Australia. Here is his latest article in the wake of the Bali Bombing. See... 'Lethal Hypocrisy' - John Pilger On State Terrorism [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00182.htm


Bali Bombing: Yet More CIA Blowback?

- The brutal murder of nearly 200 people in Indonesia's tourist resort of Kuta on the island of Bali on October 12 occurred as the US is attempting to pressure Jakarta into supporting its War on Terror. As part of this effort, Washington and Canberra are also attempting to re-engage with the Indonesian armed forces, the TNI. See... Indonesia: Military Linked To Terrorist Groups [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00150.htm


Bali Bombing: Indonesia Steps Back To The Future

- The Indonesia Human Rights Committee believes that the new anti-terrorism decree in Indonesia contains draconian powers that are ripe for abuse. See... Concern Bali bombing may activate Suharto regime [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00147.htm


Bali Bombing: Having An Impact At APEC

- Counter-terrorism, already an agenda item at the APEC Ministerial meeting, will assume even greater relevance in the wake of the Bali bombing, says Foreign Minister Phil Goff. See... Counter-terrorism measures a focus at APEC [1]

Terror Arrives Downunder - FULL COVERAGE [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00456.htm
[2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=balibomb


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COUNTDOWN TO WAR

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Countdown To War: I’m Not Afraid Of The Big Bad Shrub

- Add me to your lists Mr. Bush. Send my name to Mr. Ashcroft. Forward it to the FBI, the local police, the INS and the IRS. See... UQ Wire: Add Me to Your Lists Mr Bush [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00148.htm


Countdown To War: UN Iraq Resolution Expected Shortly

- 21 October – The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, today said he expected the Security Council to adopt a new resolution insisting that Iraq comply with previous UN decisions, and voiced his hope that Baghdad would listen to the Council's demand. See... UNSC could adopt Iraq resolution shortly - Annan [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00187.htm


Countdown To War: Bush Caught Flatfooted By Korea

- For the second time in as many months, the leader of the free world has been out-generaled by a tinhorn dictator from some far-flung corner of the globe. See... UQ: A Fool And his Foreign Policy are Soon Parted [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00149.htm


Countdown To War: Powell Sells The Iraq War On Network TV

- Q: Five weeks ago on this program you said that you were working with the United Nations to get a resolution about Iraq, that it would be weeks, not months, otherwise we would be dribbling this through, and you weren't going to do that. See... Powell - NBC's Meet the Press with Tim Russert [1] , Fox News Sunday [2] and ABC This Week [3] See also COUNTDOWN TO WAR FEATURE PAGE [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00178.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00181.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00180.htm
[4] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=countdowniraq


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Hungering For Health In The Heartland

- The Minister of Health is failing to grasp the seriousness of New Zealand’s health problems, when we have Taumarunui health workers hunger striking to bring attention to a lack of funding, says National Health spokesperson Dr Lynda Scott. See... Hunger strike because Minister Ignores GP Shortage [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00469.htm


GE Free NZ Have High Hopes For Corngate Inquiry

- Corngate inquiry into GE contamination must investigate inside-deals between government and "predatory" biotech-companies. Alarm as EU seed companies and US government accelerate push for universal GE seed contamination. See... Corngate inquiry Must Go Further [1] . See also Green Party reaction... Government misses chance for biotech partnership [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00154.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00472.htm


A Letter From Richard On Helen’s Troubles

- Parliament has adjourned for two weeks much to Labour’s relief. The problems of operating as a minority government are much more time consuming than commentators appreciate. See... Richard Prebble’s Letter From Wellington [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00434.htm


Returning Health & Safety Bill Meets A Hailstorm

- Consultation and public submissions have resulted in a “robust and practical” Health and Safety in Employment Amendment Bill being reported back to the House by the Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee, Labour Minister Margaret Wilson said today. See... Health and Safety EA Bill reported back [1] REACTION: - National - Health and Safety legislation seriously flawed [2] - ACT - Margaret Wilson Wins over Commonsense [3] - National - Workplace Law Looks Set to Fell Forestry Industry [4] - Business NZ - Joint Responsibility Needed For Health And Safety [5] - EMA - Workplace Safety Law's New Risks, Costs [6] - CTU - CTU Challenges Employers To Co-operate On H&S Law [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00433.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00437.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00460.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00468.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00152.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00151.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00150.htm


NZ Army Engineers Praised For Afghanistan Duties

- Mark Burton, Minister of Defence, today commended three NZ Army engineers for their work in Afghanistan during September and early October this year. See... Engineers commended for their work [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00467.htm


Parry Cervical Inquiry Findings Released

- Early identification of adverse clinical events and systems of continuous quality improvement should be a major focus of District Health Boards to ensure appropriate standards are maintained, a Health Committee report has found. See... Inquiry into Parry Treatment and Effects on Women [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00470.htm


Coddington’s Illumination Brings Changes At CYFS

- ACT MP Deborah Coddington today expressed cautious optimism that a change of policy at Child, Youth and Family will mean vulnerable children are no longer placed with sexual predators, but warned that other Government agencies continued to put children at risk. See... CYF Acts on Paedophiles [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00466.htm


Sutton Puts His Eggs In Doha Basket

- New Zealand and fellow Cairns Group members are united in determination that the Doha Round will deliver on agriculture, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Cairns Group forces the pace on agricultural trade [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00465.htm


ACC Change Of Guard - But Will It Make Any Difference?

- ACC Minister Ruth Dyson has announced three new government appointments to the Accident Compensation Corporation Board. See... New ACC board members announced [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00464.htm


Govt’s Gene Jiggling Discussion Strategy Launched

- A discussion paper released today by Research, Science and Technology Minister Pete Hodgson sets out the framework for a New Zealand Biotechnology Strategy. See... Biotechnology Strategy discussion paper released [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00461.htm


More Immigrating Murderers – Peters Is Concerned

- New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters has called on the Immigration Minister to explain why yet another convicted killer from overseas was allowed into New Zealand earlier this year and has still not been found. See... Another Overseas Killer Here – Why? Asks Peters [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00457.htm


Tobacco Gift Packs Luring Youth Smokers

- Associate Minister of Health Damien O'Connor says a tobacco company's promotion of gift packs is morally questionable. See... O’Connor questions gifts with tobacco purchases [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00452.htm


Peter Dunne’s Grand Vision For NZ Politics

- United Future New Zealand Leader, Peter Dunne, tonight outlined his vision of a sea change in politics in New Zealand, saying understanding this is the key to understanding United Future and its electoral success. See... Dunne and New Zealand’s new political order [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00446.htm


Ethnic Engineering Seen In Immigration Stats

- New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters says the latest immigration figures show that the Government is involved in ethnic engineering at a “frightening level”. See... Ethnic Engineering “Frightening” Says Peters [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00445.htm

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