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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY:
Prof Jane Kelsey Examines WTO: Where To From Here?
NEW ZEALAND LEAD STORY: Trade And Enterprise NZ Takes Shape
NEW ZEALAND NEWS HEADLINES:
White House Turns Aggression Sights On Syria Again
Bosnian Serb Gets War Crimes Sentence Doubled
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Mass Evacuations In Advance Of Hurricane's Landfall
The Hutton Inquiry Resumes
Stateside: Rosalea In Oklahoma
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Greens Policy On Privy Council Inconsistent
Police MP Interview Called A Contempt Of Parliament
Protester's Police File Pulled – Winston Suspicious
Govt. Response To Biotech Report Announced
Rubbing Waiting Lists Out No Solution
Radar Removal Endangers Air Travellers
NZ Diplomatic Relations With Afghanistan Strengthened
Drug Tested For Slacking Off
Tougher Exhaust Standards In Pipeline
Sustainability Council Wrong On GE Issue - Hobbs
More Money For Kids And Families
Free Holidays For Immigrants Rankle With Winston

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Hurricance Isabel's Landfall Approaches

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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 - Thursday, 18 September [1] . ALSO: - Wednesday's Questions & Answers [2] & Tuesday's Questions & Answers [3] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00420.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00418.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00368.htm


LEAD STORY:
Prof Jane Kelsey Examines WTO: Where To From Here?

- This week, cocooned in the luxury resort of Cancun, Mexico for the fifth ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Caribbean, African and other ‘least developed’ countries told the European Union, United States and Japan that ‘no means no’... See... Reflections On Cancun: Where To From Here? [1] . ALSO: Images - Cancun – The View From Behind The Barricades and Puerto Juarez And The Cancun Hotel Zone


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00160.htm


NEW ZEALAND LEAD STORY:

Trade And Enterprise NZ Takes Shape - New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Client Services Group Manager Lance Wickman has appointed nine team directors at the New Zealand Government's new trade and economic development agency, formed on 1 July from the merger of Trade New Zealand and Industry New Zealand. See… NZ Trade and Enterprise Client Services Team Directors Appointed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00124.htm


NZ HEADLINES:

  • RBNZ Board chair elected [1]
  • Commerce Commission recommends local loop unbundling [2]
  • Draft Unbundling Recommendation Illogical - Telecom [3]
  • Gold Medal Winner Sarah Ulmer Assists Habitat For Humanity [4]
  • Macky Set to Qualify Class for Olympics [5]
  • Sightings of fires and vehicles sought by Police on Coral Burrows inquiry
  • Infrastructure Auck offers further $11.6m For Healthy Harbour [6]
  • Proposed Settlement Reached With Five Sth Island DHBs [7]
  • Waikato University Rowing Skipper Tackles Atlantic [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00126.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00202.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00201.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00199.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0309/S00077.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0309/S00130.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0309/S00068.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0309/S00071.htm


    White House Turns Aggression Sights On Syria Again

    - White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan told reporters September 16 that Syria "has a history and continues to harbor and assist terrorists and terrorist organizations, including Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah, and others." See... White House Calls Syria's Behavior "Unacceptable" [1] ALSO: U.S. Concerned by Syria's WMD Capabilities [2] Scoop Flashback Report: Is destiny or idiocy driving the USA into an Arab-Zionist war?


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00198.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00196.htm


    Bosnian Serb Gets War Crimes Sentence Doubled

    - Ruling on appeals filed by both the defence and prosecution, the United Nations war crimes court in The Hague today doubled to 15 years the jail term imposed on the Bosnian Serb warden of a notorious prison in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina on charges including the murder and torture of non-Serbs. See... UN war crimes court doubles Serb's sentence [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00217.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

    United Nations

  • UN Radio: General Assembly President Calls for Action-Session [1]
  • Liberia: UN sends food to tens of thousands [2]
  • UN Assisted Timor-Leste To Maintain Stability [3]
  • Junta Commander In Sierra Leone Court Custody [4]
  • Viet Nam: Refugee Monk's arrest a mockery [5]
  • Middle East
  • PNA Holds US Responsible for Consequences of Veto [6]
  • United Nations: USA Vetos Resolution That Would Have Preventing Arafat's Expulsion [7]
  • European Union
  • France Govt Daily Press Briefing [8]
  • Schröder for rapid resumption of WTO talks [9]
  • Asia Pacific
  • S. Korea Urged to Reject U.S. Demand [10]
  • Seoul Praises North Korea's Reform Push [11]
  • U.S. & Sth Korea Cooperate on Advanced Nuclear Energy Tech [12]
  • Vanuatu PM Vows To Maintain Media Freedom [13]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00219.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00218.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00216.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00215.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00213.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00211.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00205.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00210.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00209.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00208.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00207.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00200.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00195.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Mass Evacuations In Advance Of Hurricane's Landfall

    - Cloud formations on the edges of Hurricane Isabel are now over the US mainland. The eye of Isabel is following roughly 30 hours behind these fringes – with landfall expected 2pm Thursday EST (Friday Morning NZT). See... Super Computer Weather: Isabel Nears US East Coast [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00163.htm


    The Hutton Inquiry Resumes

    - Today five witness were called: Detective Constable Coe first police officer at site of Dr. Kelly’s death, Dr. Nicolas Hunt a pathologist who examined Dr. Kelly, Martin Howard former head of communications and director of news at the Inquiry, Dr. Andrew Shuttleworth Dr. Kelly’s Resource Manager at MOD Porton Down and Kate Wilson Chief Press Officer at the MOD. See... Streets of London: Hutton Inquiry Update - Day 17 [1] MORE: - Streets Of London: Hutton Inquiry Resumed [2] - SOL: Hutton Inquiry - Monday 15th September [3] Fore earlier coverage of the Hutton Inquiry CLICK HERE [4] .


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00162.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00154.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00155.htm
    [4] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=iraqwar#hutton


    Stateside: Rosalea In Oklahoma

    - OKC is in the South. It mightn't look that way on the map, but that is the undeniable feel and look of the place. Like the cab driver told me, this city is run by good ole boys and they take pains to keep it like a small rural town: See... Stateside with Rosalea: Oklahoma City [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00159.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - I have promised Celestial Glory to all, who denying themselves for My Love, arrive at the door through which one enters salvation. See... Katya Rivas: If You Submerge Yourselves in Me [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00161.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00165.htm
    Cancun – The View From Behind The Barricades

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00164.htm
    Puerto Juarez And The Cancun Hotel Zone


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Greens Policy On Privy Council Inconsistent

    - The Greens have turned their back on their own Maori policy in supporting Labour over the abolition of appeals to the Privy Council, said Dail Jones, justice spokesperson for New Zealand First. See... Greens Reject Maori Policy On Supreme Court Bill [1] MORE ON PRIVY COUNCIL: - ACT - What Drives The Law Society On Privy Council? [2] - NZ First - Maori Won’t Be Privy To Anything [3] - NZ First - Supreme Court Still Flawed Says Peters [4] - United Future - United Welcomes Judicial Appointments Procedure [5] EARLIER: - NZ Supreme Court has majority support [6] - National - United Future flip-flops on Supreme Court [7] - Greens - Greens Hail Supreme Step Forward For New Zealand [8] - Business Roundtable - No Consensus on Supreme Court Bill [9]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00425.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00410.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00394.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00373.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00377.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00359.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00364.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00363.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00102.htm


    Police MP Interview Called A Contempt Of Parliament

    - National has filed applications in Parliament to treat as a contempt the actions of Detective Inspector Stephen Vaughan, who entered Parliament on 9 September to question National MP Shane Ardern in respect of possible criminal charges. See... National looks for answers in Ardern case [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00424.htm


    Protester's Police File Pulled – Winston Suspicious

    New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters is seeking an assurance that a police file taken from Lower Hutt to Wellington last night was not used for political purposes. See... Police File Pulled - Please Explain [1] and ACT... Protest At Parliament - The Right Place [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00405.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00371.htm


    Govt. Response To Biotech Report Announced

    - A new $12 million fund to support trans-Tasman joint ventures in biotechnology is part of the Government's response to the report of the Biotechnology Taskforce, Science Minister Pete Hodgson announced today. See... New trans-Tasman biotech fund in Govt response [1] , CHART: Implementing Biotech Taskforce’s Recommendations [2] and. Growing biotechnology in New Zealand [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00430.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00429.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00428.htm


    Rubbing Waiting Lists Out No Solution

    - The Health Minister yet again blaming National for current elective surgery waiting lists is cold comfort for the almost 2000 patients culled off waiting lists with no hope of an operation, says National Deputy Leader Roger Sowry. See... Govt culls waiting lists to paint rosier picture [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00427.htm


    Radar Removal Endangers Air Travellers

    - National Party Defence spokesman Simon Power fears the safety of air travellers is being put at risk by the removal of Ohakea's primary surveillance radar by Airways Corporation. See... Air safety at risk after radar removal [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00426.htm


    NZ Diplomatic Relations With Afghanistan Strengthened

    - New Zealand's Ambassador to Iran Niels Holm presented his credentials in Kabul as part of the deepening ties between New Zealand and Afghanistan, Acting Foreign Affairs Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... NZ Accreditation To Kabul Strengthens Ties [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00423.htm


    Drug Tested For Slacking Off

    - Nelson College is turning down a dangerous and reprehensible path of suspecting - to the point of accusing - its students of doing drugs because their performance might be dropping, said Green MP Metiria Turei. See... "Mucking around" no excuse for drug-test [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00422.htm


    Tougher Exhaust Standards In Pipeline

    - The government has taken the next step towards combating our “invisible” road toll with the signing of the Vehicle Exhaust Emissions Rule, Associate Transport Minister Judith Tizard announced today. See... Vehicle emissions standards to be phased in [1] and New exhaust rules will save lives, say Greens [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00419.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00421.htm


    Sustainability Council Wrong On GE Issue - Hobbs

    - The Sustainability Council is wrong to claim that the government has postponed co-existence work and that this will lead to an officially tolerated presence of genetically modified material, Environment Minister Marian Hobbs said today. See... Sustainability Council jumps to wrong conclusions [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00408.htm


    More Money For Kids And Families

    - More than 900 community service organisations will receive funding totalling nearly $90 million in this financial year to provide services for children, young people and families, Child, Youth and Family Minister Ruth Dyson said today. See... More funding for CYF community organisations [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00432.htm


    Free Holidays For Immigrants Rankle With Winston

    - New Zealand First has asked the Government to explain why a Thai couple are getting a holiday to Thailand and free adult education as beneficiaries of New Zealand taxpayers. See... Immigrant Holidays At Taxpayers’ Expense [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00431.htm

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