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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
U.S. Delivers Draft Blueprint For UN Peacekeeping In Iraq
Exports Continue Downward Trend
NEW ZEALAND NEWS HEADLINES:
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:
STORY OF THE WEEK - FRANKENCORN REVISITED - ERMA Cleans Up It's Act

SCOOP COLUMNS:
The San Luis Obispo Mystery – New Diebold File Download Site
Hard News Is There!
ZZZZzzzzt Scoop Has Feedback
Let The Looting Of Iraq Begin
Chestnuts From A Not-So-Bygone Era
The CIA's History In The Art Of Election Rigging
UQ Wire: Unanswered Questions Of 911
Pan Maori Political Nirvana Or Pipe Dream?
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Scoop Is In The House
Political Columns
East Coast School Network Review Announced
Australia NZ Terror Exercises
ACC Board Appointments
Cross Ditch Corporate Welfare Seen In Toll Deal
ACT To Hold Its Own Seabed Hui
TVs In Bedrooms Making Kids Fat
Tractor Stunt Lands MP In Deep Doo Doo
Maori TV May Distort Your Signal
These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees

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Cockies Protest Flatulence Tax At Parliament

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
U.S. Delivers Draft Blueprint For UN Peacekeeping In Iraq

- The UN Secretary-General has confirmed that on Wednesday he received draft ideas on Iraq from Ambassador John Negroponte of the United States. His spokesman said this was the first time the Secretary-General had seen elements of the U.S-presented possible resolution ... See... UN Radio: U.S Delivers Draft Ideas on UN Iraq Role [1] ALSO: Security Cl to Hold Informal Talks On US Resolution [2] - U.S. Seeks U.N. Peacekeeping Force in Iraq [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00086.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00085.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00060.htm


Exports Continue Downward Trend

- The decline in the monthly export trend that started in March 2002 is continuing, according to latest figures released today by Statistics New Zealand. Prior to the decline, the trend plateaued for 14 months, following a period of growth from early ... See... Export Trend Decline Continues [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00062.htm


NEW ZEALAND NEWS HEADLINES:

  • TrustPower: Fair Trading Breach Customers Refunded [1]
  • Moratorium Lifting Will Cost More Than Flatulence Tax [2]
  • CTU Economist off to WTO talks in Mexico [3]
  • Increase in the Value of Residential Buildings [4]
  • Tranz Rail Board recommends revised Toll Offer [5]
  • Fairfax New Zealand Announces Advisory Council [6]
  • Lightning Strikes Cause Blackout [7]
  • 500 attending NZ schizophrenia conference [8]
  • ARC study wants emissions testing as part of WOF [9]
  • Safety Net For Building Industry Bad Debt [10]
  • Briscoe Reports Half Year Profit $9.86 million [11]
  • Secondary students shine in performing arts awards [12]
  • Govett-Brewster Art Gallery presents SUPERFLEX [13]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00059.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0309/S00014.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00036.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00061.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00058.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00064.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0309/S00032.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0309/S00021.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0309/S00030.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00055.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00054.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0309/S00029.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0309/S00030.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

    United Nations

  • Civil society in Middle East peace 'indispensable' [1]
  • Liberia: UN Aid To 50,000 People Fleeing Flighting [2]
  • Chief prosecutors for UN war crimes tribunals [3]
  • Asia Pacific
  • North Korea Refuses To Cut Nuclear Weapons Program [4]
  • UN: Warning That Nuclear Test Ban Is Vital [5]
  • China Advises UN To Back Off Korean Nuke Crisis [6]
  • Roh Praises Beijing's Role in Nuke Issue [7]
  • Chinese Premier: Stable RMB Benefits US and China [8]
  • Koreas Swap Search Results for Family Reunions [9]
  • Iraq and Central Asia
  • Iraq: UN weapons inspectors ready to return [10]
  • U.S. Seeks U.N. Peacekeeping Force in Iraq [11]
  • UN: Sovereignty must be restored to Iraq ASAP [12]
  • Objectives of U.S. Draft Resolution on Iraq Detail [13]
  • Middle East
  • PNA, EU Reconfirm Commitment to ‘Roadmap’ [14]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00084.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00082.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00081.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00073.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00056.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00050.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00051.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00074.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00072.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00057.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00060.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00058.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00065.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00075.htm


    STORY OF THE WEEK - FRANKENCORN REVISITED - ERMA Cleans Up It's Act

    - Environment Minister Marian Hobbs today released details of actions taken by the Environmental Risk Management Authority on the 49 recommendations made in the Capability Review earlier this year. See... ERMA acts on Review recommendations [1] and The Greens...ERMA still not up to the job [2] MORE: - ACT - Zero Credibility For Labour's Zero Tolerance [3] For MUCH more coverage of this week's story of the week CLICK HERE. [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00099.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00081.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00062.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0309/S00052.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:

    Hard News Is There!

    - So Sunday won't now be making its behind-the-scenes story on the launch of the Maori Television Service - last week's softly-softly item on Derek Fox was it. Which is a shame: given what we now know, it would have been better than The Office ...See... Hard News 05/09/03 - Friday Frustrations [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00051.htm


    ZZZZzzzzt Scoop Has Feedback

    - This article is extremely misleading ( amongst many others)and fails to acknowledge the 'actual' inventor being Terry Roycroft of Auckland. See... Scoop Has Feedback: Aquada Article Misleading [1] and Re: Malcolm Evans [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00050.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00049.htm


    Let The Looting Of Iraq Begin

    - The executive order from President Bush that follows expands upon executive order 13303, and appears to be an asset grab under the guise of funding the Iraqi reconstruction, placing Iraq's state assets under control of the U.S. Treasury. See... Exec. Ord. 13315: The Official Looting of Iraq [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00048.htm


    Chestnuts From A Not-So-Bygone Era

    – I love the smell of quagmire in the morning. My, but it takes you back, doesn't it? The only thing left to say is that there is "light at the end of the tunnel." See... Daniel Patrick Welch: We Can Win the Vietnam War [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00047.htm


    The CIA's History In The Art Of Election Rigging

    - In the 1970s, Idaho Senator Frank Church's investigatory committee established that the CIA also engaged in so-called "benign" operations including rigging elections. The agency used the term "demonstration elections" - elections that are superficially democratic but the results manipulated by the CIA. See... Bob Fitrakis: Demonstration Democracy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00046.htm


    UQ Wire: Unanswered Questions Of 911

    - On July 24, Congress' joint intelligence panel finally released a declassified version of its inquiry into the 9/11 attacks. Described variously in the next day's press reports as "scathing," "damning," "harshly critical," and an "indictment" of White House secrecy, the report detailed a stunning series of failures by the CIA and FBI that led to the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. See... UQ Wire: The Unanswered Questions Of 9/11 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00045.htm


    Pan Maori Political Nirvana Or Pipe Dream?

    - Former Alliance party deputy leader and leader of Mana Motuhake, Willie Jackson, has called for the formation of a new ‘grand coalition’ Maori political party, claiming that Labour has let Maori down. He talks to Scoop's Malcolm Aitken about his plans. See... Interview: Willie Jackson Talks Pan-Maori Politics [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00038.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - The kingdom of My Heart is written in the great book of all time. Mine is a Heart of Love, resurrected and eternal. Its time has come. See... Katya Rivas: My Kingdom Is Near [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00044.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Scoop Is In The House

    – See... Thursday Questions/Answers For Oral Answer. Also: Wednesday's Questions & Answers [1] and Tuesday's Questions and Answers.


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00064.htm


    Political Columns

    - Ninth floor newsletter - Beehive Bulletin -- 5 September 2003 [1] - Matt Robson - robson-on-politics 5 September [2] - Deborah Coddington - Liberty Belle: Private vs Public Welfare [3] - Marc Alexander - Marc My Words [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00120.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00116.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00105.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00101.htm


    East Coast School Network Review Announced

    Education Minister Trevor Mallard announced today a review of Matakaoa schools on the East Coast, aimed at ensuring that sustainable quality education will continue to be delivered to local students well into the future. See... Review announced for Matakaoa schools [1] , Review announced for Wairoa schools [2] and Mallard Must Front Over Possible School Closures [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00118.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00102.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00108.htm


    Australia NZ Terror Exercises

    - As part of New Zealand and Australia’s continuing efforts to coordinate effective counter terrorism strategies, a combined counter-terrorist (CT) exercise will take place at a number of New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) camps and bases from 8-12 September. See... Trans-tasman counter terrorism exercise next week [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00117.htm


    ACC Board Appointments

    - ACC Minister Ruth Dyson today welcomed two new members to the board of the Accident Compensation Corporation. See... New members join ACC Board [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00115.htm


    Cross Ditch Corporate Welfare Seen In Toll Deal

    - The National Party says New Zealand taxpayers are set to provide never-ending subsidies to an Australian company, after the Tranz Rail board decision to back a new takeover offer from Toll Holdings Ltd. See... Corporate welfare now extends across the ditch [1] MORE: - Govt. - Revised Toll Offer [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00114.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00112.htm


    ACT To Hold Its Own Seabed Hui

    - ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley today announced that he has called a public hui on the foreshore and seabed issue, to be held at Tauranga's Bureta Park Motor Inn at 7pm on Monday September 8. See... Foreshore Hui Where Everyone Can Be Heard [1] MORE: - National - Government eroding its own beach-head [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00113.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00103.htm


    TVs In Bedrooms Making Kids Fat

    - New Zealand First has warned that the implications of a British study showing that the vast majority of children had TV’s in their bedrooms should be noted by New Zealand parents. See... Put Kid’s Health First [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00111.htm


    Tractor Stunt Lands MP In Deep Doo Doo

    - Acting Leader of the House Mark Burton today demanded the National leader Bill English force his MP, Shane Ardern, to apologise for his act of ‘reckless stupidity’ in driving a tractor without a roll bar up Parliament’s front steps yesterday. See... Ardern’s antics foolish and irresponsible [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00109.htm


    Maori TV May Distort Your Signal

    - The Government's fixation with broadcasting Maori television from the BCL platform means tens of thousands of Sky subscribers and VCR users may suffer interference problems, United Future's Marc Alexander says. See... Labour's fuzzy logic, your fuzzy picture [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00107.htm


    These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees

    - There were 13 committee meetings; one in Auckland and 12 in the parliamentary complex.. One committee undertook a site visit. See... Select Committee Business to 5 September 2003 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00106.htm

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