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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Bring the SAS Boys Back Home
Is It Time To Reveal The Secrets Of Khamisiyah?
Howard’s End: Truth And Reconciliation Needed In Public Service
Not Important? Think Again!
Naked In Nuhaka
Guest Column: Toad, Journalist, Same Difference
Scoop’s Greatest Hits
Leaders Opine On The Week In Politics
LV Cup: Latest Reports
LV Cup: Alinghi Victory Lost On Appeal
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Pay Fines Before You Scarper, Or Else!
English To Bridge Trans-Ditch Relations
ADHB Budgets Big Redundancy Bucks
DHB’s Dodgy Mental Health Fund Allocations
Leaky Buildings: A Lax Issue
STV: It’s a Catchy Concept
Hide’s Wrong… Again!
Fast-Track the Real Deal
Processes of Addressing Past Wrongs
Down To Select Committee Business

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What Happened At Khamisiyah?

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Bring the SAS Boys Back Home

- National leader Bill English is calling on the Government to bring back our S.A.S troops now serving in Afghanistan. See... Bring SAS back down under [1] ALSO: - Greens - Locke welcomes Nats Support for SAS Withdrawal [2] - National - Can NZ deal with terrorist attacks [3] - United Future - Dunne on National’s puzzling foreign policy [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00008.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00015.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00017.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00018.htm


Is It Time To Reveal The Secrets Of Khamisiyah?

- In Khamisiyah, southern Iraq, 1991, a man made plague was unleashed. Some of the world’s deadliest chemical and biological warfare agents were housed in Khamisiyah, a sprawling desert bunker complex – and then released into the atmosphere. Released by allied soldiers who are now dying in their thousands, and released over the very same Iraqi population whom the U.S. hopes to “liberate”. See... The Dirty And Deadly Secrets Of Khamisiyah [1] . See also... 1994 DoD Q&A On Bio/Chem Weapons In Gulf War [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00217.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00005.htm


Howard’s End: Truth And Reconciliation Needed In Public Service

- Allegations of unfairness, incompetence and corruption at the Ministry of Fisheries, District Health Boards using dedicated mental health dollars for other purposes, doctors being advised to take legal advice before taking part in an audit of the cervical screening programe and allegations of unfairness, incompetence and victimisation at ACC. Do we need a Commissioner of Truth and Reconciliation? Maree Howard writes. See... Howard’s End – Is A Commissioner of Truth Needed? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00003.htm


Not Important? Think Again!

- It is becoming clear that America’s War on Terror is not an enthusiasm shared by many other countries. France and Russia have manoeuvred effectively so far in the United Nations to short circuit American demands for a free hand to deal with Iraq. See... NITA: The Wrong War For The Wrong Reasons [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00004.htm


Naked In Nuhaka

- One of the things I have been obstinately pursuing in my new life back in Aotearoa is the Art of the Urban Hike. In San Francisco, you can walk for miles in the city, constantly intrigued by street life and stirring vistas at every turn. See... Naked In Nuhaka 7: The Art Of The Urban Hike [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00001.htm


Guest Column: Toad, Journalist, Same Difference

- Journalists John Hurst and Sally White start their book, Ethics and the Australian Media, with some colourful descriptions of journalists. They quote the 18th century English political journalist, William Cobbett, who likened us to a parcel of toads which when disturbed by a brickbat, “turned on their backs - .showing their nasty white bellies, and all croaking out their alarm, emitting their poisonous matter”. See... Of Croaking Toads, Liars And Ratbags [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00001.htm


Scoop’s Greatest Hits

- For the top 30 rating items on Scoop for the month of October see... Scoop Ratings: Greatest Hits For October 2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0211/S00002.htm


Leaders Opine On The Week In Politics

- After a certain period of time, most Governments begin to look tired, arrogant and out of touch. Labour's time is coming sooner than many thought, writes Bill English. See... The Right Talk: Getting The Priorities Right [1] More Leader's Newsletters - Helen Clark - Beehive Bulletin For Week Ending Friday Nov 1 [2] - Peter Dunne - United Future Today - From the Leader [3] Robson Okays Terrorism Safeguards - Matt Robson, Progressive Spokesperson on Defence said today that he is pleased with safeguards in the Terrorism Suppression 2001 Act. See... Safeguards in Terrorism Act [4] More On Terror: - Greens - Bali no excuse for state terrorism [5] - Govt. - Remembrance service for Bali victims [6] - Govt. - NZ lists Jemaah Islamiyah as terrorist group [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00019.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00016.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00007.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00011.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00594.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00596.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00595.htm


LV Cup: Latest Reports

- Sweden’s Victory Challenge today claimed their revenge over GBR Challenge for their defeat in Round Robin One, beating the British team by 61 seconds. See... Victory Challenge Claims Revenge [1] MORE: - Alinghi Images - LV Cup Images: Alinghi Vs Stars And Stripes [2] - Prada - Quote From Francesco De Angelis [3] , Luna Rossa Wins Over Victory Challenge [4] - Le Defi Areva - No American Dream For Le Defi Areva [5] - Alinghi - Alinghi Shows Sound Boat Speed vs Stars & Stripes [6] - GBR Challenge - Narrow loss for GBR Challenge [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0211/S00011.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0211/S00007.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0211/S00006.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00243.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0211/S00005.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0211/S00004.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00242.htm


LV Cup: Alinghi Victory Lost On Appeal

- The Jury has cancelled Alinghi’s race against GBR Challenge (raced on October 30) following a protest by the British Team to the Race Committee. See... The Race Against GBR Challenge Cancelled [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0211/S00009.htm


Daily Katya Rivas

- You have to keep yourself orderly in everything in order to be an authentic reflection of Me. Just imagine if God were disorderly, how would His creation be? See... Katya Rivas: Brief Messages - 4 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00002.htm



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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Pay Fines Before You Scarper, Or Else!

- “Fines defaulters should now think twice about trying to leave the country without paying their fines”, Courts Minister Margaret Wilson said today, announcing Cabinet approval of an initiative to enforce fines at New Zealand international airports. See... Pay fines before you leave the country! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00006.htm


English To Bridge Trans-Ditch Relations

- National Leader Bill English is determined to help warm the relationship with Australia during his upcoming visit and meetings with Prime Minister John Howard. See... English trip to build NZ/Australia relations [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00009.htm


ADHB Budgets Big Redundancy Bucks

- Auckland District Health Board has found $3 million to pay out staff redundancies in the past 18 months but it couldn’t settle the radiographers strike this week at a cost of $300,000, says National Health Spokesperson Dr Lynda Scott. See... Auckland health board pays out big redundancies [1] ALSO: Boards forced to siphon mental health money – Dr Scott. [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00013.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00012.htm


DHB’s Dodgy Mental Health Fund Allocations

- Green Mental Health Spokesperson Sue Bradford today said she was shocked to learn that millions of dollars of core mental health funding was being spent by District Health Boards in areas other than mental health. See... DHBs Squandering Mental Health Millions [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00003.htm


Leaky Buildings: A Lax Issue

- “The problems that have arisen with ‘leaky’ buildings will be shown to be due to lax standards,” predicts United Future MP and lawyer Murray Smith. See... UFNZ: leaky buildings issue due to lax standards [1] Ohakea Runway Seal Deal Cleared - Upgrades to the runway at Ohakea, New Zealand’s primary air base, will begin before the end of this year, Minister of Defence Mark Burton announced today. See... Steps towards modernising our Defence Force [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00005.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00010.htm


STV: It’s a Catchy Concept

- Wellington will be the first place in the country to vote on adopting the STV (Single Transferable Voting) method. Electoral Reform Coalition (Wellington) spokesperson and city councillor David Zwartz says that this is an exciting opportunity for Wellingtonians. See... First STV poll opportunity for Wellingtonians [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0211/S00001.htm


Hide’s Wrong… Again!

- “Rodney Hide is wrong again, the Warehouse is not benefiting by one dollar from an Industry New Zealand grant of $75,000,” says Economic Development Minister, Jim Anderton. See... Warehouse not the end recipient of funding [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00001.htm


Fast-Track the Real Deal

- The best way of curtailing the burgeoning ‘treaty grievance industry’ is to get the job finished, says United Future MP and Waitangi Treaty spokesman, Murray Smith. See... Speedy process best for Maori grievance costs [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00004.htm


Processes of Addressing Past Wrongs

- E nga mana, e nga iwi, e nga reo e huihui nei, tena koutou katoa. See... Indigenous processes of addressing wrongs [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00002.htm


Down To Select Committee Business

- Select committee business From 25 October to 1 November 2002 Committee meetings. There were six committee meetings, all in the parliamentary complex. See... Select committee business [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00014.htm

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