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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY:
Professor Kelsey Reports From Cancun On WTO Negotiations
World Vision Highlights WTO Agreement Concerns
National ‘Disappointed’ Ardern Charged Over Tractor Protest
NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Annan Sets Date For Ministerial Meeting On Iraq (Sept 14)

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News Asks What's Up With Gambling Bill?
Meditations (Political):Land Of The Free On Bended Knee
Dennis Hans: What Is ''Assessed Intelligence''>
Remembering 911: Public Address's Jolisa Gracewood
Remembering 911: John Chuckman
Nicaragua The Neo Banana Republic
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
MAdGE House Protest Heats Up GE Debate
Gambling Industry Untrustworthy - Greens
Rotorua Lake Investigation Welcomed
Energy Statistics Updated
World Suicide Prevention Day
ACCC Right About Air NZ - Prebble

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World Vision Highlights WTO Agreement Concerns

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

- For today's questions see... Questions for Oral Answer - Wednesday, 10 Sept. [1] . See also… Tuesday's Questions and Answers [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00203.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00189.htm


LEAD STORY:
Professor Kelsey Reports From Cancun On WTO Negotiations

- The symbolism of a World Trade Organisation under siege intensified as the security cordon around the venue for the WTO’s fifth ministerial meeting began tightening today. See... Jane Kelsey: Erecting Defences Around The WTO [1] and Jane Kelsey: Peasants Farmers Mobilise In Cancun [2] MORE: - Aziz Choudry: Trade Talk - Speaking in Tongues [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00088.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00080.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00076.htm


World Vision Highlights WTO Agreement Concerns

- The WTO's 'development round' trade talks get started in Cancun this week, looking for agreement on a number of issues that could impact on the lives of millions in some of the World's poorest countries. See... World Vision: Is Cancun Kicking Away The Ladder? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00055.htm


National ‘Disappointed’ Ardern Charged Over Tractor Protest

- National Party Deputy Leader Roger Sowry says the Party is surprised that a decision has been made to prosecute Taranaki - King Country MP Shane Ardern for disorderly behaviour. See... Ardern charged with disorderly behaviour [1] and ACT... Prebble Stunned by MP's Prosecution [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00202.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00207.htm


NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Search intensifies for missing Featherston girl [1]
  • Four face charges after Greenpeace protest [2]
  • Greenpeace: GE Fed Chickens Cannot Be Called GE Free [3]
  • Record Numbers for Wine New Zealand [4]
  • Intelsat TVNZ Satellite Service Launch An Alliance [5]
  • The Road to NZ Fashion Week [6]
  • Apple Announces Faster iMacs Faster Processors [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0309/S00066.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0309/S00065.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0309/S00029.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00100.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00098.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0309/S00043.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0309/S00027.htm


    Annan Sets Date For Ministerial Meeting On Iraq (Sept 14)

    - United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan told reporters September 8 that he would meet that day in his conference room with members of the U.N. Security Council in search of a solution to the issues of Iraq, and that he hoped to meet on the same ... See... Annan Planning Ministers Iraq Meeting in Geneva [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00114.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

    Asia Pacific

  • China Urges USA To Recognise Tibet Part of China [1]
  • Security Council Will Chart Way Forward On Iraq [2]
  • Chinese President Meets Former US President Carter [3]
  • United States Of America
  • 7-Step Process of Political Evolution in Iraq [4]
  • DEA Breaks Up Key Colombian Drug Syndicate [5]
  • FAct Sheet: Budget Request For War Funding [6]
  • European Union
  • News Briefing: French Ministry Of Foreign Affairs [7]
  • Straw gives Iraq and Middle East update [8]
  • Middle East
  • Palestinian PM-nominee Seeks US EU Guarantees [9]
  • Annan hopes resignation doesn't derail Roadmap [10]
  • United Nations
  • Annan Backs Expanding UN Security Council [11]
  • UN Radio: Annan Urges Unity In Wake of Iraq War [12]
  • UN: Annan - World must forge post-Iraq unity [13]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00118.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00104.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00111.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00117.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00116.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00115.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00110.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00099.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00108.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00102.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00103.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00107.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00106.htm


    STORY OF THE WEEK - THE FIGHT ON THE BEACHES

    Govt. Backdown Ahead – English On Beaches - "The Government risks losing control of the beaches and seabed issue, allowing it to be driven by activists fuelled by talk of a looming Labour back down," says National Party Leader Bill English. See... Beaches issue spirals out of Govt control [1] - For more on the Story Of The Week CLICK HERE..


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00194.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News Asks What's Up With Gambling Bill?

    - What kind of family-friendly party uses its limited political leverage to procure changes in gambling laws that will, without a shadow of a doubt, destroy a few more families? United Future, apparently. The new Gambling Bill, which passed another ... See... The Moral Lottery [1] or Hard News 10/09/03 - Vices [2] MORE: - C.D. Sludge - Sludge Report 158: Who's Driving the Gambling Bill? [3]


    [1] - http://publicaddress.net/default,hardnews.sm#post665
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00089.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00078.htm


    Meditations (Political):Land Of The Free On Bended Knee

    - The self-appointed President of the World spoke to the mostly sleeping-walking citizens of America last night. See... Martin LeFevre: Crawling Back to the UN [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00087.htm


    Dennis Hans: What Is ''Assessed Intelligence''>

    - The question arises in conjunction with the crisis of credibility engulfing British Prime Minister Tony Blair. See... Dennis Hans: What Is ''Assessed Intelligence''? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00086.htm


    Remembering 911: Public Address's Jolisa Gracewood

    - It's Tuesday, warm and mild, the first leaves drifting off the gingko trees under a cloudless sky of vivid autumnal blue. According to the calendar, the anniversary falls on a Thursday. But Tuesday is the day that feels like the day it happened, the true anniversary. See… Busytown: Déjà vu all over again [1]


    [1] - http://publicaddress.net/default,busytown.sm#post664


    Remembering 911: John Chuckman

    - The press recently ran stories about Americans reliving the horrors of 9/11 through released emergency-call transcripts that include the last gasps of doomed souls. Am I the only one struck by the extremely odd nature of this story? See... John Chuckman: The First Two Years Of Insanity [1] MORE REMEMBERING 911: - Guest Opinion - The World Before and After [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00084.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00072.htm


    Nicaragua The Neo Banana Republic

    - When US-backed candidate Violeta Chamorro won the most observed election ever in Nicaragua in 1990, she promised Nicaraguans that US government aid would quickly put the country back on its feet. After a decade of war, exhausted Nicaraguans took ... See... Neo-liberal Nicaragua: Neo Banana Republic [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00085.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - My Heart keenly desires the salvation of the world. See... Katya Rivas: Salvation Is in the Eucharist [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00083.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    MAdGE House Protest Heats Up GE Debate

    - Women from the group MAdGE (Mothers Against GE in Food and the Environment) this afternoon tore off their tops exposing hot pink and black bras and waved GE Free flags to astonished MPs during question time in the house. See... Mothers Lift Tops To Stop GE Moratorium Lifting [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00058.htm


    Gambling Industry Untrustworthy - Greens

    - Green MP Sue Bradford has rejected claims by the Government and United Future that the gambling industry can be trusted to distribute gambling funds to charity in a fair and transparent manner. See... Can the gambling industry be trusted, really? [1] MORE: - NZ First - Labour's Great Contribution To Maoridom - Gambling [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00205.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00206.htm


    Rotorua Lake Investigation Welcomed

    - National Environment Spokesperson Nick Smith today welcomed the decision of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment to undertake a formal investigation into the Rotorua Lakes pollution crisis. See... Investigation into Rotorua Lakes pollution crisis [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00204.htm


    Energy Statistics Updated

    - Energy Minister Pete Hodgson today released latest edition of the Ministry of Economic Development's Energy Data File, a comprehensive biannual volume of energy statistics. See... Latest energy statistics from MED [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00199.htm


    World Suicide Prevention Day

    - Associate Health Minister, Jim Anderton, said today that the prevention of suicide and suicide attempts has been a priority for New Zealand for some time and it is helpful for international attention to be focussed on the issue. See... World Suicide Prevention Day Time To Reflect [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00197.htm


    ACCC Right About Air NZ - Prebble

    - ACT Leader Richard Prebble said today that the Australian Commerce Commission was both right in law and in rationale in declining the Air New Zealand/Qantas merger. See... Aussies are Right [1] - EPMU - Union calls for govt action on air alliance [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00190.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00057.htm

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