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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Mark Burton Killing Report Damning To Health Southland
Bali Bombing: Australian Jackbootism Condemned
APEC 2002: Dear Ministers, Take A Look Out The Window
APEC 2002: Privatising Education Via Trade Negotiation
Jenny’s New Job
UQ Wire: Jeb Bush, Drugs & And The Terror Pilot Training School
Scoop Images: Erupting Etna
Russian Media Crackdown Follows Hostage Crisis
US Elections 2002: Geezers 2, Opponents 0
Sharon Govt. Steps Even Further To The Right
LV Cup: Today’s Racing Reports
Daily Katya Rivas

COUNTDOWN TO WAR
Countdown To War: 026, A Remarkable Thing
Countdown To War: Lessons In Democracy For Condi Rice
Countdown To War: The War As Seen In Berlin

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Health Strike – We Could Interfere But We Won’t Says King
Select Committee Launches Inquiry Into Scampi Allegations
Warehouse Handout Outrages Hide
Dumping Duties Imposed On SA Wire
Margaret Wilson On Pay Equity
Business Confidence Rebounds
ACT Warns Police After Farmer Charged With Shooting –
Rugby Disposition Shows TV Charter’s Colours
Asian NZers Make Valuable Contribution
Waikato’s Release Insulting To Choy’s Memory
More Cop Cars


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Mark Burton Killing Report Damning To Health Southland

- The Ministry of Health says the Health and Disability Commissioner's report into the mental health care given to Mark Burton is a sad conclusion to a tragic story. See... MOH response to H and DC report into Burton case [1] and the full report in PDF format REACTION - Green Party - Govt must take responsibility for mental health [2] - National - Burton case could still occur in NZ [3] - Govt. - Mental health recommendations will be implemented [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00195.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00589.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00588.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00587.htm


Australian Jackbootism Condemned

- New Zealand should condemn the dawn raids on Australia's Muslim community, Green Party Foreign Affairs spokesperson Keith Locke said today. See... Bali no excuse for state terrorism [1] More On Bali Bombing: - Remembrance service for Bali victims [2] - NZ lists Jemaah Islamiyah as terrorist group [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00594.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00596.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00595.htm


APEC 2002: Dear Ministers, Take A Look Out The Window

- APEC Ministers refuse to recognize the link between their free market agenda and growing social and political instability. The evidence is right on their doorstep; yet they refuse to see it. The APEC meeting in Los Cabos and next year’s ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Cancun are sited in opulent resorts that are quarantined physically and psychologically from the poverty and exploitation that surrounds them. See accredited APEC media representative Jane Kelsey's... Time APEC and WTO saw what’s on their doorstep [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00193.htm


APEC 2002: Privatising Education Via Trade Negotiation

- In a bald statement of where GATS is heading investment bankers Merrill Lynch have predicted that through commercial pressures and GATS all education worldwide will be privatised over the next 10 years and for private corporations there will be massive financial gains to be made. See... GATS Casts a Long Shadow over Public Education [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00211.htm


Jenny’s New Job

- On November 1, former Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Jenny Shipley, will join The Cambridge Group, a leading executive search, business development and international educational services consultancy with business in New Zealand, Australia, the UK, India and Asia. See... Jenny Shipley joins The Cambridge Group [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00196.htm


UQ Wire: Jeb Bush, Drugs & And The Terror Pilot Training School

- A Learjet belonging to the true owner of the Venice flight school that trained both terrorist pilots who flew into the World Trade Center was seized with more than 30 pounds of heroin onboard by Federal Agents in July of 2000 at the Orlando Executive Airport. And the airline involved just happens to be Jeb Bush and Katherine Harris’s favourite! See... UQ Wire: Jeb Bush Flies High With Terror Airways [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00214.htm


Scoop Images: Erupting Etna

- The following images come from NASA’s MODIS satellite imagery system and show the ash cloud currently being produced by Mt Etna in Sicily. The picture was taken yesterday, October 30th. See... Scoop Images: Mt Etna Eruption As Seen From Space [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00212.htm


Russian Media Crackdown Follows Hostage Crisis

- Amidst the fallout from last week's hostage crisis in Moscow, which killed 117 people, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières, RSF) are calling attention to growing restrictions on Russian media. See... Russian Anti-Terrorism Law Tightens Grip On Media [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00232.htm


US Elections 2002: Geezers 2, Opponents 0

- As I write, it is nearly certain that former Vice President Walter “Fritz” Mondale will replace the late Senator Paul Wellstone as the Minnesota Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate. See... US Elections 2002: It's Fritz! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00210.htm


Sharon Govt. Steps Even Further To The Right

- Israel’s government collapsed overnight after Labor Party ministers in the Ariel Sharon Cabinet resigned over funding of Jewish settlements. But Sharon will continue to govern Israel in a minority coalition government of rightwing and religious parties, including pro-settler ultranationalists who have been in opposition. See... Ultranationalists Prop-up Crumbling Israeli Govt [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00209.htm


LV Cup: Today’s Racing Reports

- On a windy Hauraki Gulf, GBR Challenge defeated Mascalzone Latino by one minute and 40 seconds. The British team led from start to finish to record their second victory of the second Round Robin, after consecutive losses to the superpowers ... - GBR Challenge - GBR Challenge defeats Mascalzone Latino [1] Yesterday: - Team Dennis Connor - Racing Abandoned While Stars & Stripes Leading [2] - Mascalzone - Tim Mascalzone Latino In Cruel Defeat [3] - Alinghi – Alinghi Crosses The Line In The Nick Of Time [4] and Alinghi Shows Local Knowledge [5] - Prada - Quotes From Francesco De Angelis [6] and Another Point Earned By Luna Rossa [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00240.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00238.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00235.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00233.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00228.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00232.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00231.htm


Daily Katya Rivas

- My child, do you not love the sound of the rain? Do you know what is the most beautiful melody that water can play? See... Katya Rivas: Brief Messages - 3 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00208.htm

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COUNTDOWN TO WAR

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Countdown To War: 026, A Remarkable Thing

- October 26, 2002, will be noted in history as a day when 250,000 Americans streamed into the nation's capitol to protest a war that has not truly begun. This is a remarkable thing; the Vietnam war had been underway for years before any massed public opposition of the size seen in Washington this week was mustered. See... UQ Wire: In Democracy's Wake [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00215.htm


Countdown To War: Lessons In Democracy For Condi Rice

- Condoleezza Rice wants to bring democracy to the Middle East. Ms. Rice, an expert on what is now an obsolete subject, the Soviet Union, believes this can be done the way the United States brought democracy to Chile or Iran or Afghanistan - that is, by violently overthrowing governments. See... John Chuckman: Condi's Nonsense About Democracy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00213.htm


Countdown To War: The War As Seen In Berlin

- Streets of London special: on the Streets of Berlin. Malcolm Aitken speaks with some Berliners about Iraq, Saddam Hussein, war and the Nazis at Tacheles, Berlin’s renowned alternative arts centre. See... Streets of London: Do Mention The War [1] See also COUNTDOWN TO WAR FEATURE PAGE [2] And... Terror Arrives Downunder - FULL COVERAGE [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00204.htm
[2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=countdowniraq
[3] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=balibomb



Mt Etna From Space

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Health Strike – We Could Interfere But We Won’t Says King

- Health Minister Annette King says it would be technically possible under Section 32 of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act for the Government to decide on a policy for directing District Health Boards to seek arbitration in any industrial dispute. See... Response to arbitration issue [1] and National... Law empowers Minister to sort out health dispute [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00586.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00576.htm


Select Committee Launches Inquiry Into Scampi Allegations

- Minister of Fisheries Pete Hodgson says he is comfortable with the Primary Production Committee's decision in principle to inquire into the scampi fishery. See... Scampi inquiry [1] MORE: - Primary Production SC - Scampi Fishery Agreed In Principle [2] - NZ First - Ask Ministry About Fishing Corruption - Peters [3] - National - National Pushes Fisheries Inquiry [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00585.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00582.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00577.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00570.htm


Warehouse Handout Outrages Hide

- Industry New Zealand's $75,000 grant to retailing giant The Warehouse is an outrage, ACT Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide said today. See... Taxpayer Handout to The Warehouse Stinks [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00593.htm


Dumping Duties Imposed On SA Wire

- Commerce Minister Lianne Dalziel has announced that, from today, provisional anti-dumping duties will be imposed on galvanised wire from South Africa. See... Anti-dumping duties on South African wire [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00592.htm


Margaret Wilson On Pay Equity

- In New Zealand, women currently earn 84.3 per cent of the average hourly earnings of males. See... Margaret Wilson Address: PSA Pay Equity Seminar [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00591.htm


Business Confidence Rebounds

- Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today that the National Bank Business Outlook showing a continuing improvement in headline confidence echoed data from other surveys and augured well for economic growth. See... Confidence rebound consistent with other data [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00590.htm


ACT Warns Police After Farmer Charged With Shooting –

- ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks tonight responded to reports that Kawakawa farmer Paul McIntyre will face charges for shooting intruders on his property. See... Police Better Prove Their Case [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00584.htm


Rugby Disposition Shows TV Charter’s Colours

- The appointment of TV3 as the exclusive free-to-air broadcaster of all major rugby matches for the next three years provides “a clear indication of the sort of priorities we will see under the charter” says the Acting National Party Broadcasting Spokesperson. See... TVNZ bid loss a victory for pointy-heads [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00583.htm


Asian NZers Make Valuable Contribution

- New census data demonstrates the enormously valuable contribution Asian communities are making to New Zealand, Ethnic Affairs Minister Chris Carter said today. See... Asian Communities Contributing to NZ [1] and


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00581.htm


Waikato’s Release Insulting To Choy’s Memory

- The release of Lisa Marie Waikato who was involved with the killing of Michael Choy insults his memory and his family, ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks said today. See... Waikato's Early Release Insults Memory of Victim [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00579.htm


More Cop Cars

- The Police vehicle fleet is to receive a boost following a Cabinet decision to commit $16.8m to the 2002/03 police vehicle replacement programme. See... $16.8m approved for new police vehicles [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00578.htm


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