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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Responsible Gambling Bus Driverless & Out Of Control
Leaked Memo Suggests Labour Party Against Govt Gambling Bill
Australian Competition Says No To Qantas And Air NZ
United Nations Positioning To Take Lead In Iraq
Bush Speech: Iraq Gets More And More Like Vietnam
A New Foreshore Term "Co-Managed Beaches"
COLUMNS:
Hard News On Darren McDonald's Sentencing
George Bush Friend To South American Terrorists
Aziz Choudry: Confused About Cancun?
Chomsky Addresses The Corporate Media
Guest Opinion: 911 Anniversary Recollections
Solomons Recovery Plan Leaves Much To Be Desired
Bev Harris: SLO Election Officials Explain The Indefensible

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Darren McDonald's Sentencing Remarks
Drug Pushing To Kiwi Kids
Big Chickens Fight For GE Free Food
NZ Arts Flourishing
Addicted To The Dole
Farewell To Merv Wellington
Confused About The Beach Yet?
ACT's Letter Highlights A "Maori Crisis"

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Responsible Gambling Bus Driverless & Out Of Control

- Who's driving the Responsible Gambling Bill bus in the house today, apparently not George Hawkins from what Sludge hears around the halls. See... Sludge Report 158: Who's Driving the Gambling Bill? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00078.htm


Leaked Memo Suggests Labour Party Against Govt Gambling Bill

- For reasons of confidentiality, all identifying marks on this document have been removed. Sue Bradford, MP says she stands by the fact the text is an unchanged copy of a memo sent by the Labour Party NZ Council to the Labour Caucus. See... Greens Issue Leaked Labour Party Cl Memo [1] and Labour Betrays Party Faithful On Gambling Bill [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00163.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00166.htm


Australian Competition Says No To Qantas And Air NZ

- United Future finance spokesman Gordon Copeland says the Australian competition watchdog's decision to reject the proposed alliance of Qantas and Air New Zealand is great news for the Kiwi airline and New Zealand travellers. See... Copeland: Oz decision good for Air NZ [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00173.htm

United Nations Positioning To Take Lead In Iraq

- Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today he hoped to meet this weekend with the Foreign Ministers of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council as part of the effort to bridge differences on the way forward in Iraq. See... Security Council Will Chart Way Forward On Iraq [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00104.htm


Bush Speech: Iraq Gets More And More Like Vietnam

- Nearly two years ago, following deadly attacks on our country, we began a systematic campaign against terrorism. These months have been a time of new responsibilities, and sacrifice, and national resolve and great progress. See... Transcript: G.W. Bush's Address On Terror & Iraq [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00094.htm


A New Foreshore Term "Co-Managed Beaches"

- New Zealand First has questioned the Government’s concept of “co-management” of the foreshore and seabed, saying that the issue is in danger of being decided “on the run”. See... Co-Management A Form Of Co-Madness [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00185.htm

COLUMNS:


Hard News On Darren McDonald's Sentencing

- Lock 'im up , demands this morning's Herald editorial on the disgraced TV3 newsreader Darren McDonald, who displayed insufficient "remorse, contrition and acknowledgment of guilt" to be allowed to apply for home detention. McDonald's star appearance on ... See... Hard News 09/08/03 - Transgressions And Trains [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00079.htm


George Bush Friend To South American Terrorists

- When President Bush attends fundraisers in Miami he certainly needs to watch out for terrorists. But no worries - they're likely to be on the invited guest list. See... Toni Solo: Terrorists, Friends And The Bogota 3 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00077.htm


Aziz Choudry: Confused About Cancun?

- It’s enough to make your eyes glaze over. Modalities. Conditionalities. Most-favoured nation. Rules of Origin. Phytosanitary Standards. TRIPS. TRIMS. GATS. WTO. APEC. FTAA. NAFTA. Trade negotiators, governments, the media and many non-governmental ... See... Aziz Choudry: Trade Talk - Speaking in Tongues [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00076.htm


Chomsky Addresses The Corporate Media

- Telephone interview by Bernie Dwyer for Cubadebate.cu with Professor Noam Chomsky of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 28th August 2003 . See... Chomsky: US Press An Instrument of State Policy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00075.htm


Guest Opinion: 911 Anniversary Recollections

- Has it really been only two years since that day ‘the world changed forever?’ See... The World Before and After [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00072.htm

Solomons Recovery Plan Leaves Much To Be Desired

- The Solomon Islands government has recently unveiled its recovery plan--National Economic Recovery and Development Plan (NERDP)--to get this country out of its current mess and once more stand on its own two feet. See... National Recovery Plan . . . misses the point! [1] and instant feedback... Re: National Recovery Plan . . . misses the point! [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00056.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00060.htm


Bev Harris: SLO Election Officials Explain The Indefensible

- The explanation for the SLO midday votes is that they were absentee votes, counted early. This has a plausible explanation, but also raises more questions. See... The Diebold San Luis Obispo File Mystery Deepens [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00067.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Darren McDonald's Sentencing Remarks

- Former TV3 newsreader Darren McDonald's eight-month jail sentence for two charges relating to supplying drugs today prompted United Future law and order spokesman Marc Alexander to ask if the new Sentencing Act is being properly used. See... 'Star' treatment of McDonald not justice [1] and Soft Justice From Soft Government [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00188.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00174.htm


Drug Pushing To Kiwi Kids

- New Zealand First is seriously concerned that drug dealers are pushing drugs to youngsters on an increasing scale. See... Time To Get Tough On Drug Pushers [1] and The Party's Over, Labour [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00187.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00179.htm


Big Chickens Fight For GE Free Food

- Green MP Sue Kedgley said consumers will be horrified learn just how much of the food chain has been contaminated with genetically engineered organisms, following confirmation that all Ingham's chickens are reared on feed that contains GE ingredients. See... GE food facts come home to roost [1] and Greenpeace... Images: Climbers Shut Down GE Feed Mill [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00186.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00051.htm


NZ Arts Flourishing

- A strong, confident New Zealand voice is emerging in the creative sector as arts activity grows with increased Government support, says Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Judith Tizard. See... Strong, confident New Zealand voice emerging [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00182.htm


Addicted To The Dole

- ACT New Zealand Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today demanded that Labour drop its soft-on-welfare approach, and stop sponsoring substance abuse, in light of new information showing that more than 900 Invalid beneficiaries are addicts. See... Labour's Welfare Policy: Positively Addictive [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00178.htm


Farewell To Merv Wellington

- Opposition Leader Bill English is today paying tribute to former Education Minister Merv Wellington who died at home on Sunday at the age of 62. See... English pays tribute to Merv Wellington [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00168.htm


Confused About The Beach Yet?

- "The Government is casting more uncertainty over its confused beaches and seabed policy," says National Party Leader Bill English. See... Government eroding its own beach-head [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00128.htm


ACT's Letter Highlights A "Maori Crisis"

- The Treaty, Maori, and what sovereignty means, are going to be the defining issues for a generation. See... ACT's The Letter: 8 September 2003 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00143.htm


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