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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Three SAS Soldiers Wounded By Landmine
The Armstrong Affair: Creeping Encroachment Of Unaccountable Capitalism
The Armstrong Affair: Where Were The Officials?
The Armstrong Affair: Inquiry Or Not?
Streets Of London: Cellphone Technology Enables Big Brother
Scoop Link: Irresistible High Court Dialogue
ZZZZzzzzzt Scoop Has Feedback
Stateside: Rosalea Visits Sniper Land
Rail Tracks In A Mess – Let’s Take ‘Em Back Say Greens
The Young, Writeshuss And The Salacious
Free The Possums! NZ Fashion Week Protest
Scoop Images: Transport Yourself To The NZ Fashionweek Catwalk
Infamous Child Overboard Incident Report Heralds Closure
Break In The Weather Brings Btk Spay To West Auckland
Bali Bombing: Donated Medical Supplies Winging Towards Bali
LV Cup: Italian Derby Kicks Off RR2
Daily Katya Rivas

COUNTDOWN TO WAR
Countdown To War: Exporting Silent Killers To The Desert & Back
Countdown To War: Media Narrows National Debate

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Goff Discussing Korean Nukes At APEC
Making Life Easier For Small Businesspeople
Hodgson Heads For Subcontinental Global Warming Conflab
Peters Spots More Refugee Scams
Hospital Strikes King’s Fault – Dr Scott
Teacher Qualification Madness At The MOE
Tariana Turia Discusses The Place Of The Elderly
Burton Welcomes Tourism Qualmark Extension
Hunger In Heartland Highlights Rural Stress - NZMA

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Carlson's Sweet Child @ NZ Fashion Week

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Three SAS Soldiers Wounded By Landmine

- Mark Burton, Minister of Defence, today said the three members of the NZ SAS injured yesterday in Afghanistan when their patrolling vehicle ran over a landmine were doing an important job under demanding environmental and operational conditions. See... Burton - Mine Injures NZ Soldiers In Afghanistan [1] REACTION: - Green - It takes a tragedy to shed light on SAS role [2] - ACT - SAS Injuries Bring Home Reality of Warfare [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00500.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00496.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00490.htm


The Armstrong Affair: Creeping Encroachment Of Unaccountable Capitalism

- “For all their flaws, government institutions are at least partly controlled by democratically elected representatives, but if power leaks away from these institutions to unaccountable private institutions, then important decisions - including decisions for peace or war - might also escape public control altogether." See... Howard's End: Beware those public-private partners [1] . See also Deborah Coddington... History of PPPs Dictates Caution [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00154.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00498.htm


The Armstrong Affair: Where Were The Officials?

- National’s raising questions over the total exclusion of public servants from meetings with Dr Ross Armstrong over his so called “insider” group. See... Officials sidelined in “Insider” Group Meeting [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00489.htm


The Armstrong Affair: Inquiry Or Not?

- Will there be a Select Committee inquiry into the Helen, Ross & Enron show? It’s all up to the Greens. Watch this space. Late this afternoon Michael Cullen released some papers relating to the affair. - National - Papers the Tip of the Iceberg - Sowry [1] - ACT - Calls for Transport Committee to Conduct Inquiry [2] - ACT - Define "Public Private Partnership", Helen Clark [3] - For full coverage of the Armstrong Affair See... The Helen, Ross & Enron Show - Full Coverage [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00478.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00477.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00463.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00157.htm


Streets Of London: Cellphone Technology Enables Big Brother

- Imagine government officials "seeing" through walls into peoples’ homes and tracking their every move from hundreds of kilometres away. Yes it sounds like science fiction, but the UK government is reportedly secretly developing this technology today through a project called Celldar – for cellular [telephone based] radar. See... SOL: Big Brother Spying Extended Via Cellphones [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00156.htm


Scoop Link: Irresistible High Court Dialogue

- This story, from London’s Independent, is an all time classic, Court TV meets Monty Python, only real, and funnier. See... High court hang-ups [1]


[1] - http://www.independent.co.uk/story.jsp?story=342639


ZZZZzzzzzt Scoop Has Feedback

- In This Edition: Thank Goodness For Scoop - Maree Howard Thank You! - More Thanks To Maree - On The Latest From The Irrepressible David Miller.. - "Titless Wonders" TV One Sat Oct 12 2002 - When Will We Learn? - Ballistics Registry - Us Deports Canadian To Syria. See... Scoop Feedback: Thank Goodness For Scoop [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00155.htm


Stateside: Rosalea Visits Sniper Land

- October is the height of the fall foliage on the East Coast, so on Columbus Day weekend I flew JetBlue to Washington DC, took an Amtrak train up to New York, a local train north along the Hudson River, spent Columbus Day in New York and then flew back to Oakland from JFK Airport - again on JetBlue. See... Cheap 'n' Cheerful East Coast Quickie [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00153.htm


Rail Tracks In A Mess – Let’s Take ‘Em Back Say Greens

- The Halliburton KBR report highly critical of Tranz Rail's safety record was further evidence of the urgent need for the Government to take back control of the national rail track, Greens Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today. See... Govt rail track control more urgent than ever [1] FULL COVERAGE: - Tranz Rail - Tranz Rail Network “Fit for Purpose” [2] - Rail Union - “Halliburton Report Vindicates Union ” [3] - LTSA - Report released on rail infrastructure review [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00485.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0210/S00047.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00156.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00155.htm


The Young, Writeshuss And The Salacious

- The full insider's view of what's on, what's not, who is on who and all you can stand to know. Here's Parliament exposed! See... The New Write - NZ Young Nationals Newsletter [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00159.htm


Free The Possums! NZ Fashion Week Protest

- Animal rights activists from Auckland Animal Action will be present outside of a fur fashion show today, Wednesday the 23rd of October, at 3:30pm. See... Activists Target Possum Fur Fashion Show [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00170.htm


Scoop Images: Transport Yourself To The NZ Fashionweek Catwalk

- Doff your top hat to fashion's Sweet Child. She's rock royalty: a rock courtesan with the greatest of taste. A ringleader in all manner of mischief: she steps out in frockcoats and velvets, taking a walk on the wild side. See... Carlson's Sweet Child Rocks L'Oreal Fashion Week [1] and Of Desert Nights and Exotic Dreams… - SAGA [2] - LINK - FASHION WEEK OFFICIAL WEBSITE


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00169.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00171.htm


Infamous Child Overboard Incident Report Heralds Closure

- The so called children overboard affair has been one of the major political issues of the year I think it's fair to say but there could be some closure to the controversy today. See... Sen Hill Radio National IV – On Children Overboard [1] and Defence Changes As A Result Of Children Overboard [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00190.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00191.htm


Break In The Weather Brings Btk Spay To West Auckland

- The extended painted apple moth eradication programme which includes aerial spraying about 8,000 hectares in west Auckland starts today. Unsuitable weather has delayed the operations for 10 days. See... Painted Apple Moth Aerial Programme Starts [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0210/S00112.htm


Bali Bombing: Donated Medical Supplies Winging Towards Bali

- A load of urgently needed medical supplies is being airlifted to Bali today thanks to the generosity of several donors, Aid Minister Marian Hobbs said today. See... NZ medical supplies leave for Bali [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00493.htm


LV Cup: Italian Derby Kicks Off RR2

The long awaited all Italian match between Luna Rossa ITA 74 and Mascalzone Latino ITA 72 will be sailed today, with scheduled start at 10:40. The teams will sail around the short B course of 12.5 nautical miles. In the afternoon the first races of RR2 are scheduled. See... New Racing Calendar For Wednesday Oct 23 [1] MORE: - Victory Challenge - Jesper Bank At The Helm Again [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00166.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00168.htm


Daily Katya Rivas

- Beloved, the topic of reflection for this morning is charity; I want you to go into great depth in your evaluation of what charity is. See... Katya Rivas: Topic for Reflection - Charity [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00152.htm

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COUNTDOWN TO WAR

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Countdown To War: Exporting Silent Killers To The Desert & Back

- A remarkable interview transcript with Joyce Riley of the American Gulf War Veterans Association details the remarkable discoveries she and her fellow Gulf War veterans have made concerning the sale of chemical and biological weapons by the US and other nations to Iraq prior to the first Gulf War. See... US Biological Weapon Sales To Iraq - Transcript [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00198.htm


Countdown To War: Media Narrows National Debate

- Interview with Norman Solomon, author and syndicated columnist who accompanied US Congressional Representatives on a fact-finding delegation to Iraq in mid-September. See... BTL: Congress Gives Green Light for War with Iraq [1] See also COUNTDOWN TO WAR FEATURE PAGE [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00196.htm
[2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=countdowniraq



http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00171.htm
SAGA's Desert Nights @ NZ Fashion Week

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Goff Discussing Korean Nukes At APEC

- The APEC Ministerial meeting will provide New Zealand with the opportunity to discuss in bilateral meetings the region’s response to North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme, says Foreign Minister Phil Goff. See... NZ to Discuss North Korean nuclear weapons at APEC [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00501.htm


Making Life Easier For Small Businesspeople

Government is poised to decide on how to simplify financial reporting obligations for small businesses, Commerce Minister Lianne Dalziel said today. See... Government seeks a better deal for small companies [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00494.htm


Hodgson Heads For Subcontinental Global Warming Conflab

- Pete Hodgson departs New Zealand tonight for New Delhi to represent New Zealand in international climate change negotiations. See... Hodgson overseas for climate change meetings [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00491.htm


Peters Spots More Refugee Scams

- The Refugee Status Appeals Authority’s latest report shows the Government is doing nothing to curb widespread immigration scams which are costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars, New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters said today. See... Taxpayer Funded Refugee Scams Continue Unabated [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00488.htm


Hospital Strikes King’s Fault – Dr Scott

- Patients affected by hospital strikes in Auckland and Wellington have Health Minister Annette King to thank for disruptions occurring at the hospitals this week, says National Health Spokesperson Dr Lynda Scott. See... Health reforms behind health strike disruptions [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00487.htm


Teacher Qualification Madness At The MOE

- “The education bureaucracy has gone mad when teachers qualifications held by the Teachers Council cannot be assessed by the Ministry of Education because of the Privacy Act,” says National’s education spokesman Nick Smith. See... Bureaucracy gone mad in teacher qual debacle [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00486.htm


Tariana Turia Discusses The Place Of The Elderly

- Last week I read a research report on the living standards of older Maori. The report is intended to promote informed debate, and lead to evidence-based policy, "on the situation of Maori (as tangata whenua of New Zealand) as well as non-Maori". See... Tariana Turia: Beehive Chat 21 October 2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00482.htm


Burton Welcomes Tourism Qualmark Extension

- Tourism Minister Mark Burton is today welcoming major extensions to the Qualmark programme, ensuring that an official quality assurance system is in place for the whole of New Zealand's tourism industry. See... Mark Burton--Qualmark launch vital step [1] and Mark Burton--International Visitor figures well up [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00481.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00480.htm


Hunger In Heartland Highlights Rural Stress - NZMA

- The hunger-striking doctor and nurses in Taumarunui highlight the stress facing primary care in rural and semi-rural areas of New Zealand, says the New Zealand Medical Association. See... Taumarunui situation highlights GP crisis [1] and Minister ignores desperate measures for GP service [2] EARLIER: - National - Hunger strike because Minister Ignores GP Shortage [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00160.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00499.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00469.htm


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