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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
ACT & Round Table Use Education To Serve Self Interest
Police Ask Public To Report Sightings Of White Station Wagon
NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Koffi Annan Urges WTO Nations To Eliminate Trade Barriers
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:
STORY OF THE WEEK - THE FIGHT ON THE BEACHES Wilson Willfully Misunderstood On The Beaches

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Professor Kelsey Reports From Cancun On WTO Negotiations
Diebold's Internal Mail Says It All!
Sludge Report: United Future's Rocket Science
Thom Hartmann: Weapons Too Horrible To Contemplate
Naked In Nuhaka: The New Gold Rush
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Scoop Was In The House
Marc Alexander Explains The Inexplicable
Govt Gets Grabbing Gambling Bill Through House
NZ At The WTO
NZ First Moves Against The GE Moratorium
The View From The Ninth Floor
Gas Emissions Research Project Cut
Turia Aggravates Newman And Rich
These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees
Coddington Is Free To Support Public Broadcasting
Murdered Swedish Foreign Minister Mourned

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Huge Auckland GE-Free March Planned Saturday Oct11

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:

ACT & Round Table Use Education To Serve Self Interest

- QPEC: ACT and the Business Roundtable’s Education Forum are using the plight of the poor to advance the agenda of the wealthy in their support for more government funding for private schools. See... ACT & Biz Round Table Use Poor To Benefit The Rich [1] ALSO: United: Put independent schools more level field [2] - Nats: Report highlights need for education reform [3] - ACT: Report A Recipe For Education Reform [4] - Trustees welcome the Secondary Futures Project [5] - QPEC: Private Schools Hold their Hands out Again [6] - Early Childhood Council [7] - Case For Independent Schools Funding Increase [8] - More-even funding, better results report shows how [9] - 'Private sector, public good' [10] - Universities Support Secondary Futures Project [11] - Funding Arrangements For Independent Schools [12] - Teachers to play key role in futures project [13]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0309/S00056.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00271.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00269.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00267.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0309/S00055.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0309/S00053.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0309/S00052.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0309/S00051.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0309/S00050.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0309/S00049.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0309/S00047.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0309/S00046.htm
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0309/S00045.htm

Police Ask Public To Report Sightings Of White Station Wagon

- Police investigating the disappearance of six-year-old Coral Burrows are appealing for sightings of a white station wagon. See... Operation Reef: Sightings sought for white car [1] ALSO: See... Arrest unrelated to missing girl inquiry [2] - Coral’s schoolbag found [3] - Air Force Iroquois joins Featherston search [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0309/S00091.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0309/S00085.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0309/S00083.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0309/S00082.htm


NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Huge Auckland GE-Free March Planned Saturday Oct11 [1]
  • GPJA: Protest US Consulate 11am Sat [2]
  • GE Free Details Spring Of Action [3]
  • BIA Releases Submissions on Timber Treatment [4]
  • Further Rise in Terms of Trade [5]
  • Trend in Guest Nights Remains Steady [6]
  • Oracle Opens Asia Pacific Data Warehouse in NZ [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00077.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00076.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00080.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00079.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00123.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00122.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0309/S00043.htm


    Koffi Annan Urges WTO Nations To Eliminate Trade Barriers

    - Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called for the removal of trade barriers and subsidies in developed countries as quickly as possible. In a message to the ministerial conference of the World Trade Organization, in Cancun, Mexico, the Secretary-General said trade barriers and distortions could hurt a country's health, be it developed or developing. He urged trade ministers in Cancun to say "No!" to trade policies that aggravate poverty and "no!" to trade practices that undermine aid. Mr. Annan warned that if the result at Cancun is to be considered credible, then it must tackle the broader issue of trade in agricultural products. See... UN Radio: WTO Annan Urges Eliminate Trade Barriers [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00147.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

  • Liberia: UN envoy calls end to sporadic fighting [1]
  • 'We must persevere,' Annan tells Geneva staff [2]
  • Annan condemns Palestinian suicide attacks [3]
  • Brutal attack against Swedish Foreign Minister [4]
  • 'Cold-blooded murder' of Afghan aid workers [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00146.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00145.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00144.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00143.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00142.htm


    STORY OF THE WEEK - THE FIGHT ON THE BEACHES

    Wilson Willfully Misunderstood On The Beaches - Attorney-General Margaret Wilson said the Opposition was deliberately misinterpreting her statements made in the House yesterday. See... Opposition cries wolf on the foreshore [1] and Extensive consultation on foreshore proposal [2] MORE: - NZ First - Customary Title Or Customary Rights [3] - United Future - United Future seeks foreshore views [4] - For more on the Story Of The Week CLICK HERE.. [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00292.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00290.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00285.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00280.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/index.html#msow


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Professor Kelsey Reports From Cancun On WTO Negotiations

    - The human tragedy of the World Trade Organisation’s approach to food and agriculture were brought home today with the apparent suicide of 56-year old Korean farmer Lee Kyong Hae during a mass protest of indigenous peoples and peasant farmers. See... Jane Kelsey: The Human Tragedy Of The WTO [1] MORE FROM JANE KELSEY IN CANCUN: Jane Kelsey: Round One To The Anti-WTO Activists [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00102.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00099.htm


    Diebold's Internal Mail Says It All!

    - Scoop has obtained internal mail messages from Diebold Election Systems which clearly and explicitly confirm security problems in the GEMS vote counting software that were highlighted in reports published on Scoop.co.nz and widely elsewhere in July. See... Diebold Confirms U.S. Vote Count Vulnerabilities [1] . See also…SCOOP'S SCOOP - THE DIEBOLD FTP FILES **** SCOOP SPECIAL REPORT **** [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00106.htm
    [2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=usacoup


    Sludge Report: United Future's Rocket Science

    - In This Edition: Who's Going To France With Air New Zealand? - Linda Clark Gets Down And Dirty On The Irresponsible Gambling Act See... Sludge Report #159 - Gambling & Junkets [1] MORE: - Hard News - The Moral Lottery [2] & Worlds collide [3] - C.D. Sludge - Sludge Report 158: Who's Driving the Gambling Bill? [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00105.htm
    [2] - http://publicaddress.net/default,hardnews.sm#post665
    [3] - http://publicaddress.net/default,hardnews.sm#post668
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00078.htm


    Thom Hartmann: Weapons Too Horrible To Contemplate

    - Imagine a bomb that only kills Caucasians with red hair. Or short people. Or Arabs. Or Chinese. See... Thom Hartmann: The Genetically Modified Bomb [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00104.htm


    Naked In Nuhaka: The New Gold Rush

    - Its geographic epicentres are the exploding property prices of the Auckland isthmus, the overcrowded tourist traps of Roto-Vegas and Queenstown, and pretty much any slice of land within cooee of a half decent beach. See... Naked In Nuhaka: Moo Loo La La Land [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00103.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - My children, spread the Crusade of Atonement among priests. I want to reign through My Heart, since this devotion, reserved by My Love for the salvation of the world, has its moment of extension and increase in all the people. See... Katya Rivas: Spread the Crusade of Atonement [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00101.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Scoop Was In The House

    - For Thursday's questions see... Thursday’s Questions & Answers for Oral Answer [1] . EARLIER: Wednesday's Questions & Answers [2] and Tuesday's Questions and Answers [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00277.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00224.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00189.htm


    Marc Alexander Explains The Inexplicable

    - In recent days, United Future has been assailed from all sides as lacking commonsense; betraying its supporters and being anti-family because of the role it played in securing the passage through Parliament of the Gambling Bill. See... Marc My Words… United Future and the Gambling Bill [1] MORE ON GAMBLING: - NZ First - United Future Heading For A Bleak Past [2] - Tariana Turia - Turia Speech: Community response problem gambling [3] - Progressive Coalition - Progressives to promote new Gambling bill [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00300.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00293.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00281.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00276.htm


    Govt Gets Grabbing Gambling Bill Through House

    - Today’s passing of the Gambling Act will go a long way towards balancing the potential harm involved in gambling with benefits to the community, says Internal Affairs Minister George Hawkins. See… Govt: Gambling Act balances harm with benefits [1] ALSO: Progressives to promote new Gambling bill [2] - Progressives: Eight Steps Forward On Problem Gambling [3] - Greens: Labour's last chance to listen goes begging [4] - Nats: Free lesson for United Future on internet gambling [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00270.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00276.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00273.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00272.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00240.htm


    NZ At The WTO

    - New Zealand was one of 15 World Trade Organisation member nations to be chosen to welcome the accession of Cambodia and Nepal, which joined the WTO today. See... New Zealand Welcomes New WTO Members [1] and Sutton At WTO: Accession Of Cambodia And Nepal [2] - National - Smart talk at Cancun could yield results [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00301.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00297.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00288.htm


    NZ First Moves Against The GE Moratorium

    - New Zealand First has today submitted an amendment to the New Organisms and Other Matters Bill which, if passed, will effectively retain the moratorium on release of GE food until 2005. See... NZ First Amendment Retains Moratorium On GE Food [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00299.htm


    The View From The Ninth Floor

    – The latest bulletin from the PM's office see... Beehive Bulletin - 5 September 2003 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00296.htm


    Gas Emissions Research Project Cut

    - National's Agriculture spokesman David Carter is slamming a Government decision to cut funding for a greenhouse gas emissions research project at Lincoln University. See... Govt pulls plug on greenhouse gas research [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00291.htm


    Turia Aggravates Newman And Rich

    - ACT New Zealand Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today expressed surprise at Associate Child, Youth and Family Minister Tariana Turia's response yesterday to concerns raised about CYF almost two months ago. See... Turia's Response Late, Baffling, And Irrelevant [1] and Attack on Dr Newman 'disgraceful distraction' [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00289.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00283.htm


    These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees

    - There were 17 committee meetings; 15 were in the parliamentary complex and two were in Auckland. See... Select Committee Business for the week [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00287.htm


    Coddington Is Free To Support Public Broadcasting

    - This may come as a shock to you but I'm supporting a campaign to "Save Public Broadcasting". I know that a market liberal does not support state ownership and operation of radio and television stations, and I stand by that. See... Deborah Coddington's Liberty Belle [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00286.htm


    Murdered Swedish Foreign Minister Mourned

    - Foreign Minister Phil Goff tonight expressed his deep sadness at the death of Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh. See... Goff saddened by death of Swedish Foreign Minister [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00274.htm

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