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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
Big Quake In South Island Registers 7.1

STORY OF THE WEEK: Parl. Debate On Foreshore Announcement Requested
Kiwi UN Blast Casualty Moved To Kuwait
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Unified: Arafat & Abbas Demand Allegiance From Palestinians
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Scoop Link: Seattle's Black Box Voting Hero Revealed
Scoop Is In The UK Guardian!
Hard News On The Big Shake
Streets Of London At The Hutton Inquiry
Steve Irwin Called In To Sort Out Arctic Terrorists
Daniel Patrick Welch On The Rise Of Dem, Candidate Howard Dean
Saving Air NZ – A Scene Setter For The ComCom Conference
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Liberty Belle: Read By A Threesome
Greenpeace Stop Coal Unloading In Tauranga
Goff On Latest Jerusalem Bombing
Winston Peters On Liquor In Public Places
'Free' P with your Tinny?
Auckland's Transport Woes Reported On
Super Fund Focus Questioned
Changes In Conservation
Winston Addresses The Fart Tax
Should The Law Solicit Grievances Against The Sallies?
These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees….
Shipping Containers As A Biosecurity Threat

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Big 7.1 South Island Quake Biggest In Years

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
Big Quake In South Island Registers 7.1

- A strong quake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale was felt at 12.12am on 23 August 2003. The quake was centred 70 kilometres northwest of Te Anau. A number of aftershocks, including one registering at 6.1 at 2.10 am were registered by the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences. See... Strong Earthquake Felt 70km Northwest of Te Anau [1] ALSO: Fiordland Quake Biggest For Many Years [2] and Fiordland Earthquake Generated Small Tsunami [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0308/S00075.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0308/S00077.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0308/S00079.htm


STORY OF THE WEEK: Parl. Debate On Foreshore Announcement Requested

- The Green Party has requested the Speaker of the House to allow an urgent debate on the Government's Consultation Paper on the Foreshore and Seabed at the earliest opportunity. See... Greens ask Speaker for urgent debate on foreshore [1] and Foreshore And Seabed Letter To Dr Michael Cullen [2] For More Story Of The Week Coverage.. Click Here...


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00436.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00427.htm


Kiwi UN Blast Casualty Moved To Kuwait

-NZ Army officer, Major Todd Hart, who was injured in the explosion at the UN building in Baghdad early Wednesday morning (NZ time) has now been moved to a US military hospital in Kuwait. See... ANZAC Support For Injured NZ Officer [1] and New Zealand Officer Injured In Baghdad Explosion [2] . For full coverage of the UN attack see...IRAQ WAR SCOOP FEATURE PAGE [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0308/S00126.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0308/S00116.htm
[3] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=iraqwar


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • W32.Sobig.F@mm upgraded to Level 4 (severe) [1]
  • Clinicians’ Group Says Healthcare For NZ Women Is Now Reduced [2]
  • Greenpeace halts Huntly coal import from unloading [3]
  • Visitor Arrivals Drop 4 Percent [4]
  • Tauranga Coal Action Update [5]
  • Temple: Auckland's Live Music Venue To Close [6]
  • Ratepayers’ Group Claims ARC No Longer Functioning As Credible Regional Gov [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0308/S00078.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0308/S00064.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0308/S00131.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0308/S00197.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0308/S00076.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0308/S00081.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0308/S00111.htm


    Unified: Arafat & Abbas Demand Allegiance From Palestinians

    – PLO and Palestine National Authority hierarchy have called on all factions of the PLO, Fatah first, to totally commit to PNA Leader Abass’ instructions to immediately enforce a crackdown against Hammas. See… PLO, Arafat Abbas Agree To Crackdown On Hammas [1] - ALSO: NZ Govt: Bombing aimed at disrupting Roadmap, says Goff [2] FOR MORE: ISRAEL PALESTINE FULL COVERAGE [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00269.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00434.htm
    [3] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=israelpalestine


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

    UN Radio Reports UN Mission Will Stay In Iraq - United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan says the work of the UN in Iraq will continue in spite of the devastating attack on the headquarters in Baghdad. Mr. Annan says security would be reassessed but the UN would not be deterred by a senseless. See… UN Radio: Annan Vows to Continue UN Work in Iraq [1] From The Middle East Israel Forces Close Off West Bank and Gaza Strip [2] Israel Security Cabinet Makes Security Decisions [3] IOF Shoot Dead Two Teenage Brothers [4] Gush Shalom: Two States - One Common Future [5] United States Of America White House Press Gaggle by Scott McClellan [6] On Iraq U.S., 27 Other Nations Providing Troops to Iraq [7] U.S. Administrator Insists Iraq Not In Chaos [8] U.S. President Condemns Bombing in Baghdad, Iraq [9] Annan Determined For UN Iraq Mission To Continue [10] Security Council vows to build peace in Iraq [11] Tributes pour in for slain UN envoy [12] Attack on UN Attack on Justice and Human Rights [13] Asia Pacific UN team in China investigate SARS virus in animals [14]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00263.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00271.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00270.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00268.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00256.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00267.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00266.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00265.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00264.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00262.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00261.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00260.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00257.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00258.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:

    Scoop Link: Seattle's Black Box Voting Hero Revealed

    - Bev Harris, a middle-aged woman who operates a small public-relations business out of her Renton home, would seem an unlikely person to be at the center of a national battle over electronic voting. See… She's at the center of high-tech voting debate [1] . For MUCH MUCH MORE see... SCOOP'S FEATURE PAGE... "A Very American Coup" [2]


    [1] - http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2001574367_votefraud21m.html
    [2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=usacoup


    Scoop Is In The UK Guardian!

    - Since Vietnam, the public has only seen a sanitised version of war. But the internet, with its unfettered access, has changed all that. Sean Dodson of the Guardian profiles Scoop's coverage of the Iraq War. See... Scoop Link: UK's Guardian On Scoop's War Images [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00164.htm


    Hard News On The Big Shake

    - Nature's grand flourishes are great when no one gets hurt. Thus, we can all feel a bit excited about New Zealand's biggest earthquake in years . It would be a good day, then, to visit one of the veterans of the New Zealand Internet, the Institute ... See... Hard News 22/08/03 - Shakin' [1] (inlcudes links to latest Public Address columns)


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00170.htm


    Streets Of London At The Hutton Inquiry

    - The Witness’ called today are Donald Anderson, Labour MP and Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, various specialist defence/intelligence journalists and David Broucher, a diplomat. See... SOL: Hutton Inquiry - Week 2 Day 4 [1] MORE SOL HUTTON INQUIRY COVERAGE - SOL: The Hutton Inquiry - Week 2 Day 3 [2] - SOL: Hutton Inquiry Update - Week 2 Day 2 [3] - SOL: Hutton Inquiry Update - Week 2 Day 1 [4] - Streets Of London: Looking the Other Way [5] Link: INQUIRY REVEALS CAMPBELL ORDERED DOSSIER REWRITE - SCOTSMAN [6]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00168.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00162.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00149.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00148.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00147.htm
    [6] - http://www.thescotsman.co.uk/index.cfm?id=909672003


    Steve Irwin Called In To Sort Out Arctic Terrorists

    - Gail Norton, the controversial head of the department of the interior, is leading a crack team of Navy SEALs with animal experts Jack Hanna and the Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, into Alaska to track down a rogue band of animals that the Bush administration is blaming for the recent power outage. See... Bush Blames Nation's Wildlife For Eastern Blackout [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00167.htm


    Daniel Patrick Welch On The Rise Of Dem, Candidate Howard Dean

    One would think that enough has been said in the realm of blowing Howard Dean's liberal cover. An outpouring of research and truth-telling from the left has left, at least on my own palette, a distaste for Dean rivaled only by that I feel for Joe Lieberman. See... Daniel Patrick Welch: Tweedle Dick to Tweedle Dean [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00166.htm


    Saving Air NZ – A Scene Setter For The ComCom Conference

    -This week the airlines are to explain to the Commerce Commission why their merger will be a “good” and a miscellany of opponents will explain why it is a “bad”. See... Saving Air NZ: Air NZ & Qantas - Good Or Bad? [1] and Background On Save Air New Zealand


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00122.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - Not all Christians follow Me, inasmuch as some are Christians only because of the right I have over them, not because they really follow Me. For that reason it is not an exaggeration to say that few are true Christians. See... Katya Rivas: Tell Me, What Is Your Love for Me? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00165.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Liberty Belle: Read By A Threesome

    - First, my apologies for the drastic error in last week's Liberty Belle. I was having a blonde day. I wrote "$4 billion deficit" instead of $4 billion surplus. I now know only three of you read my Liberty Belle, because only three people came back and ... See... Liberty Belle: The Govt. As An Obedient Canine [1] MORE POLITICIAN COLUMNS: - robson-on-politics 22 August [2] - Beehive Bulletin Friday 22 August [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00444.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00440.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00454.htm


    Greenpeace Stop Coal Unloading In Tauranga

    - Tauranga, 21 August 2003; 4.00pm - Greenpeace activists boarded the vessel Atermon today as it berthed in Port Tauranga, preventing 30,000 tonnes of coal from being unloaded. See... Greenpeace halts Huntly coal import from unloading (With Images) [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0308/S00135.htm


    Goff On Latest Jerusalem Bombing

    - Twenty people died and over 100 were wounded when a bus was blown up in Jerusalem on Tuesday. See... Bombing aimed at disrupting Roadmap, says Goff [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00434.htm


    Winston Peters On Liquor In Public Places

    - New Zealand First is applauding the move by the Wellington City Council to do what other councils around the country have done and ban liquor in public places. See... Crime, Lawlessness And Liquor Linked – Says Peters [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00447.htm


    'Free' P with your Tinny?

    - Green MP Nandor Tanczos said that Judy Turner, United Future's Health spokesperson's comments today have completely missed the point. See... Turner's Fallacies Debunked - Three Weeks Ago [1] and Turner: Tinny houses offer 'free' P samples [2] RELATED: P Dunne Insults Sick Medicinal Cannabis Patient [3] and Peter Dunne's response to the sick. [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00455.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00439.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0308/S00132.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0308/S00133.htm


    Auckland's Transport Woes Reported On

    - The Transport Minister Paul Swain and the Chair of the Auckland Mayoral Forum George Wood say significant progress has been made in the project looking for strategic and funding solutions to transport issues in the Auckland region. See... Progress On A Transport Solution For Auckland [1] MORE: - National - Auckland roading projects need coordination [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00449.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00452.htm


    Super Fund Focus Questioned

    - United Future finance and revenue spokesperson Gordon Copeland believes that the focus of the Cullen Super Fund managers on pre-NZ tax returns needs to be questioned. See... Super Fund focuses on pre-NZ tax returns - United [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00451.htm


    Changes In Conservation

    The Minister of Conservation is inviting public comment on proposed strategic directions for conservation management in New Zealand. See... New General Policy For Conservation In NZ [1] MORE: - Govt - Kaimanawa Maori to protect their land [2] - Govt - Forest and Bird ignores huge conservation progress [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00450.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00453.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00445.htm


    Winston Addresses The Fart Tax

    - An address by Rt Hon Winston Peters to the Waikato Federated Farmers rally against ‘ridiculous taxes’ at Garden Place, Hamilton on 22 August, commencing at 12.30pm. See... Fart Tax - One more case of mad cows disease [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00448.htm


    Should The Law Solicit Grievances Against The Sallies?

    - It is time to reverse the recent law changes that tempt people into brooding over old grievances, like today's threats to sue the Salvation Army for alleged harsh treatment many years ago ACT New Zealand Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks said today. See... Straitjacket Lawyers Who Threaten Volunteers [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00442.htm


    These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees….

    - There were six committee meetings; five were in the parliamentary complex and one was in Auckland. See... Select Committee Business From 15-22 August [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00441.htm


    Shipping Containers As A Biosecurity Threat

    - Green MP Ian Ewen-Street is questioning the proposed use of up to 15,000 "accredited" people to inspect containers coming into the country by sea. See... Greens ask: Who'll inspect the inspectors? [1] and Simple biosecurity solution ignored [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00437.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0308/S00203.htm


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    Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

    It hasn’t been much fun at all to see how “war on drugs in sport” has become a proxy version of the Cold War, fixated on Russia. This weekend’s banning of the Russian long jumper Darya Klishina took that fixation to fresh extremes. More>>

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    Binoy Kampmark: Kevin Rudd’s Failed UN Secretary General Bid

    Few sights are sadder in international diplomacy than seeing an aging figure desperate for honours. In a desperate effort to net them, he scurries around, cultivating, prodding, wishing to be noted. Finally, such an honour is netted, in all likelihood just to shut that overly keen individual up. More>>

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    Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

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