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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY:
RNZSPCA Releases Details Of Gross Animal Abuse
UN-Led Multinational Peacemaking Force Considered For Iraq
STORY OF THE WEEK - FRANKENCORN REVISITED: Hard News & Others Reflect On FrankenCorn
Greens, Nats Criticise HASNO Changes

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Eco-Economy: Les Hunter On How The Left Became Usurious
Aziz Choudry: No Surprises At Cancun
Sanders Research: The US Economy, Oil, War And The Markets
William Rivers Pitt Reflections On Labour Day
LATEST KEY LINKS FROM THE AMERICAN COUP PAGE
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Media Should Have Access To Beaches Hui
$2 Million of Corporate Welfare Wins Rebuke
Govt. Actions Encourage Hunter Kidnappings - ACT
Hydro Project Aqua's RMA 'Call In' Challenged
More Biosecurity Needed
Maritime Security Law Changes Tabled

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Germany’s Schröder Backs Strong UN Role In Iraq

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

– For today’s questions for oral answer see... Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 2 September [1] . Come back this evening for the uncorrected transcript of the answers.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00025.htm

LEAD STORY:
RNZSPCA Releases Details Of Gross Animal Abuse

- The Royal Society For The Protection Of Animals has released details of 30 cases of ‘gross animal abuse’. See... 30 cases of gross animal abuse (January-July 2003) [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00015.htm


NEW ZEALAND NEWS:

  • Get Your Nominations In For The 2003 Roger Award [1]
  • New Zealand Post key positions filled [2]
  • Finalists in 14th REINZ Property Journalism Awards [3]
  • Symantec's Top 10 Malicious Threats For August 03 [4]
  • Opera's Boost Applauded [5]
  • September @ Te Papa - Exhibitions And Events [6]
  • Rugby World Cup Preview Magazine - 2003 [7]
  • Financial Assistance Rates For Local Roading [8]
  • Parliament About To Make Unfortunate Precedent [9]
  • NZ Hosting Top International Health Event [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00012.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00013.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00012.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0309/S00004.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0309/S00009.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0309/S00008.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0309/S00006.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0309/S00005.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0309/S00005.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0309/S00004.htm


    UN-Led Multinational Peacemaking Force Considered For Iraq

    - The United States is exploring with its colleagues in the United Nations Security Council the possibility of introducing a new U.N. resolution on Iraq, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage told representatives of U.S. regional news syndicates August 26 in a discussion with them at the State Department. See... U.S. Explores UN-Led Multinational Force In Iraq [1] ALSO: Germany’s Chancellor Wants Strong UN Role In Iraq [2] - United Kingdom: Straw seeks to strengthen UN role in Iraq [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00015.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00013.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00020.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

    Asia Pacific

  • U.S. Concerned for Safety Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi [1]
  • Anmesty: Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi must be freed immediately [2]
  • Concern in West Papua - rising tensions in Timika [3]
  • FIJI: Former Fiji Times editor laid to rest [4]
  • Timore-Leste: Justice for crimes against humanity [5]
  • From The United Nations
  • UN Radio: USA's Productivity Exceeds EU & Japan [6]
  • Western Sahara: release of over 200 war prisoners [7]
  • UN envoy deplores deadly attack on Kosovo Serbs [8]
  • SARS cause must be found to prevent more outbreaks [9]
  • Middle East
  • EU Rejects Severing Contacts with Arafat [10]
  • 1.085m Palestinian Children Attend School [11]
  • United States
  • Bush's Labor Day Radio Address [12]
  • World Trade Org
  • President Fox To Open Fifth WTO Ministerial [13]
  • Europe And UK
  • England fans urged to stay away from Euro tie [14]
  • Balkans
  • Serbia and Kosovo: Day of the Missing [15]
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina: Don't Forget The "Disappeared" [16]

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    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00019.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00018.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00007.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00003.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00024.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00023.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00022.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00021.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00016.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00017.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00012.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00008.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00006.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00005.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00004.htm


    STORY OF THE WEEK - FRANKENCORN REVISITED: Hard News Reflects On FrankenCorn

    - What on earth was all that about? The Prime Minister's broadside yesterday (NZHerald Link) [1] at the Green Party - and in particular, its co-leader, Jeanette Fitzsimons - looks not only unwise, but quite unjustified. See... Hard News 2/8/03: WTF? [2] MORE: - Bill English - Bill English's Right Talk - 2 September 2003 [3] - Peter Dunne - Clark right to bag the Greens [4] - Greens - Greens will not be diverted from real issues [5]


    [1] - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3521248&thesection=news&thesubsection=general
    [2] - http://publicaddress.net/default,hardnews.sm#post646
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00027.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00023.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00026.htm


    Greens, Nats Criticise HASNO Changes

    The Green Party strongly opposes the bill which provides for conditional releases of GE if the moratorium lifts, because it will facilitate the release of GE organisms into the environment - which New Zealanders clearly do not want. See... Greens oppose GE Bill in minority report [1] and GE Bill has too much red tape - National [2] For more coverage of this week's story of the week CLICK HERE. [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00014.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00012.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/index.html#msow

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Eco-Economy: Les Hunter On How The Left Became Usurious

    - Around the world, the political scene is remarkable because of the proliferation of parties of the right. See... Eco-Economy: From Socialism To Usury [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00015.htm


    Aziz Choudry: No Surprises At Cancun

    - With the World Trade Organization (WTO) Fifth Ministerial Meeting just days away, reflecting on the power politics, the ongoing wheeling, dealing, bullying and anti-democratic tactics which continues to characterize global trade negotiations, a question must be asked: Is anyone surprised? See... No Surprises: Repeat Offending, DeJa Vu & the WTO [1] . See also the Trade Negotiation Minister's backgrounder... Cancun Meeting To Be Significant: Minister [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00014.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00016.htm


    Sanders Research: The US Economy, Oil, War And The Markets

    - Events of the first quarter of 2003 have removed certain uncertainties facing the markets. The most important development is the seizure of Iraq’s oil wealth intact and for all intents and purposes with infrastructure undamaged. See... Chris Sanders: When Winning Is Not Enough [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00013.htm


    William Rivers Pitt Reflections On Labour Day

    - Did everyone have a nice weekend? Good. Thank a Union. I was tempted to come in here today and deliver a speech about how profoundly important unions have been to the development of this nation, and to me personally. See... William Rivers Pitt: Hard Talk On Labor Day [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00012.htm


    LATEST KEY LINKS FROM THE AMERICAN COUP PAGE

    **** US: PAPER OR ELECTRONS? - PALM BEACH POST [1] **** US: STEALING THE 2004 ELECTION - HERMES-PRESS.COM [2] (max of five stars in ratings for new links)


    [1] - http://www.palmbeachpost.com/opinion/content/auto/epaper/editions/sunday/opinion_f3f49c59c64e300a0077.html
    [2] - http://www.hermes-press.com/Voting/vote_rig.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - Life in union with Me is a continuous giving of oneself and the only way to not cease the giving is to receive from My hands everything that relates to the soul and body. See... Katya Rivas: I Do Things That Please the Father [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00011.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Media Should Have Access To Beaches Hui

    - The Government must act quickly to ensure that mainstream media are granted full access to the taxpayer-sponsored hui on foreshore and seabed, according to National Party Justice spokesman Richard Worth. See... Govt must act against media ban at beaches hui [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00024.htm


    $2 Million of Corporate Welfare Wins Rebuke

    - ACT New Zealand Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide today said that taxpayers shouldn't have to work hard paying tax so that politicians like Jim Anderton can play at being businessmen. See... Jim Anderton Socks Taxpayers For Another $2 M [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00022.htm


    Govt. Actions Encourage Hunter Kidnappings - ACT

    - The conviction of four Bay of Plenty men, of kidnapping and demanding that hunters surrender part of their kill to the local marae, is the type of behaviour we can expect to see more of if Labour changes the status of Crown lands. See... Labour Promotes Racial Disharmony [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00020.htm


    Hydro Project Aqua's RMA 'Call In' Challenged

    - The Government's `call in' of Project Aqua, under the procedures of the Resource Management Act, raises a number of issues while, at the same time, highlighting two points of conflict, ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley said today. See... Project Aqua 'Call In' Patently Unfair [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00019.htm


    More Biosecurity Needed

    - The Government must go further than today's announcement to increase biosecurity research funding if it is to protect New Zealand from ever-increasing incursions, says National's Biosecurity spokesman Shane Ardern. See... Govt Must Go Further On Biosecurity [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00029.htm


    Maritime Security Law Changes Tabled

    - The Associate Transport Minister Harry Duynhoven says the security of New Zealand citizens, trade and tourism will be increased as a result of new maritime security legislation introduced into Parliament today. See... Legislation to enhance maritime security [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00028.htm

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