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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
UNICEF Report Shows NZ Must Consider Child Welfare No. 1 Priority
Modern Apprenticeships Given Boost
NEW ZEALAND NEWS HEADLINES:
Israel Invades Jenin Again: Sets Curfew
Pacific Journalism Review Is Out
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Diebold Admits Vote Tampering Possibility In Election 2000
Stateside: Ah, McCain - Are You Doing It Again?
Firas Al-Atraqchi: Iraq's Cold War
Martin LeFevre: What's My Religious Agenda?
Hurricane Isabel - Gone But Not Forgotten
Streets Of London: The Hutton Inquiry
Hard News Is There!
Satire: Shooting & Recruiting In Iraq
Norma Sherry: Anne Coulter – The Backlash
Bernard Weiner There's A New Sound A Goin' Round
Thom Hartmann: What Price Deception?
Chuckman Cartoons
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Anti GE Mothers Stung In Costs Award
Peter Dunne Receives Hostile Email
Franks, English Back Right To Smack
Farmers Win Fart Tax Victory
Jim Anderton's New Super Powers Irk Some
ACT's Letter
Sisters Catching Up In The Pay Stakes
Iraq Wake-Up Call Seen In Brit. Land Rover Purchase
Are There Super Bugs In Our Chickens?
Pokie Menance Far From Tamed
Chris Carter's Launches A New Ark

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Air New Zealand's First Airbus Touches Down

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
UNICEF Report Shows NZ Must Consider Child Welfare No. 1 Priority

- "The recently released UNICEF report on child deaths is a clear indication that New Zealanders must make child welfare a number one social and political priority," said Parents Centre NZ President, Sharron Cole. See… UNICEF report should be a watershed [1] See also... UN: 3,500 Abused Children Die In Developed Countries [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00140.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00236.htm


Modern Apprenticeships Given Boost

- The Modern Apprenticeships programme is to get a $600,000 cash boost so it can keep up with higher than expected growth this financial year, Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Minister Steve Maharey said today. See… Cash boost for apprenticeship programme ALSO: Industry Training Federation 500 extra Modern Apprenticeships a good start


NEW ZEALAND NEWS HEADLINES:

  • b.Net New Zealand Music Awards Winners [1]
  • CTU: Damage Done By Employment Contracts Act [2]
  • Good Farms In Short Supply In Strong Rural Market [3]
  • Super Fund Appoints First International Equity Manager [4]
  • Safe Canals Report Ensures Project Aqua Security [5]
  • Kendall Secures Silver Medal & Olympic Nomination [6]
  • Four Kiwis In World Top 10 [7]
  • Shell first to reduce fuel price [8]
  • BP Drops Prices [9]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0309/S00089.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00141.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00220.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00219.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00221.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0309/S00093.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0309/S00092.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00215.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00218.htm


    Israel Invades Jenin Again: Sets Curfew

    - PALESTINE, September 21,2003 (IPC+WAFA)--Israeli occupation forces incurred Sunday into two Palestinian cities in West Bank and Gaza Strip as well as arrested a number of civilians in another West Bank village. See... Israeli Troops Incur into Jenin and Khan Younis [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00253.htm


    Pacific Journalism Review Is Out

    - AUCKLAND (AUT Communication Studies/Pacific Media Watch): Pacific Journalism Review was published in New Zealand for the first time this week and features a series of articles about Iraq and the media war, Maori media constructing a Maori identity, ... See… Pacific Journalism Review Features Iraq Media War [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00242.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

    From The Middle East

  • World Bank Urges Focus on Palestinian Economy [1]
  • UN Reports Warn of Humanitarian Catastrophe [2]
  • Terrible decisions & action news [3]
  • How Much Harassment Can One Family Face? [4]
  • ISM Updates [5]
  • From Europe
  • Germany-France: joint initiative European growth [6]
  • On Iraq
  • Annan deplores attempted assassination in Iraq [7]
  • UK Minister visits Basrah and Baghdad [8]
  • From Amnesty International
  • Guatemala: Legitimacy on the line: [9]
  • India: dangerous moves to reform criminal justice [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00252.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00251.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00248.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00244.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00243.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00250.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00249.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00247.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00246.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00245.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Diebold Admits Vote Tampering Possibility In Election 2000

    - A remarkable exchange concerning Diebold's voting machines in Volusia County, Florida. On January 17, 2001, Lana Hines, a county elections official sends out an inquiry as to how Al Gore ended up with a vote-count of -16,022. See... Blogwatch: Election Theft 2000! A New Bombshell! [1] See also… SCOOP'S SCOOP - THE DIEBOLD FTP FILES **** SCOOP SPECIAL REPORT **** [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00187.htm
    [2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=usacoup


    Stateside: Ah, McCain - Are You Doing It Again?

    - First, the weather. A couple of weeks ago, the source for the Bay Area's winds became the North American continent instead of the Pacific Ocean. See... Stateside: Ah, McCain - Are You Doing It Again? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00191.htm


    Firas Al-Atraqchi: Iraq's Cold War

    - Former Iraqi Minister of Information, Mohammed Saeed Al-Sahaf, told Abu Dhabi TV that US Senators maintained communication with Iraqi officials between 1991 and 1997, and delivered a set of ‘requirements’ that the Clinton administration hoped would help Iraq return to the international fold. See... Al-Sahaf: Americans Urged Us to Recognize Israel [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00190.htm


    Martin LeFevre: What's My Religious Agenda?

    - An American living much of the year in Mexico wrote asking me to "state my religious agenda." That's a difficult challenge. See... Martin LeFevre: Religions Are Irreligious [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00189.htm


    Hurricane Isabel - Gone But Not Forgotten

    - Isabel killed 29 people. She caused damage in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. The total insurance damage is expected to reach $1 billion. See... Hurricane Eyewitness: Gone But Not Forgotten [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00185.htm


    Streets Of London: The Hutton Inquiry

    - Today the Inquiry was intended to shift back to issues surrounding the naming of Dr. Kelly with witness from the MOD personnel and press offices. See... Streets Of London: Hutton Inquiry Update - Day 19 [1] and Day 18 [2] MORE: - Streets of London: Hutton Inquiry Update - Day 17 [3] - Streets Of London: Hutton Inquiry Resumed [4] - SOL: Hutton Inquiry - Monday 15th September [5] For earlier coverage of the Hutton Inquiry CLICK HERE [6] .


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00188.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00181.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00162.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00154.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00155.htm
    [6] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=iraqwar#hutton


    Hard News Is There!

    - So Adam, who's a dustie, had had the intuition to cut open a bag he'd lifted and save the Sportronic 4 from oblivion. The rotten old batteries were replaced, Simon knocked up an RF lead and - yes! - we had a working model of New Zealand's own games ... See... Hard News 22/09/03 - Gadgets [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00195.htm


    Satire: Shooting & Recruiting In Iraq

    - Rumsfeld admits it will be harder to recruit Iraqi policemen if the Army keeps killing them - US military opens investigation to determine what Iraqi policemen did to get themselves shot. See... Rumsfeld Admits Downside To Shooting Iraqi Police [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00194.htm


    Norma Sherry: Anne Coulter – The Backlash

    - I've written on many topics, but none has touched the nerve for so many readers as my recent article, "Ann Coulter: The Conservative's Muse". The greater majority of those who wrote were in agreement with my assessment of her. See... Norma Sherry: Why Can't We All Just Along? [1] and


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00193.htm


    Bernard Weiner There's A New Sound A Goin' Round

    - HOUSTON -- Those lines from the '60s anthem, as popularized by the band Buffalo Springfield, have been running around my brain ever since I got to Texas on this abbreviated speaking tour. See... Bernard Weiner: A Heartening Visit to Texas [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00192.htm


    Thom Hartmann: What Price Deception?

    - On Tuesday, September 16, 2003, George W. Bush said what virtually every other senior member of his administration had been going out of their way to refute. See... Might Bush's Blank Check for War Bounce? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00186.htm


    Chuckman Cartoons

    - Four cartoons by John Chuckman… See... Chuckman Cartoons: Condi, Bush, Iraq And Palestine [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00183.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - Peter fell miserably in the trap of human respect and he suffered the consequences of his sin throughout his life. See... Katya Rivas: You Should Imitate Peter [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00182.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00184.htm
    CARTOON: The Eyesore Of The Storm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Anti GE Mothers Stung In Costs Award

    - Today Justice Potter ordered MAdGE to pay Court costs to the tune of $24,000 to AgResearch a taxpayer funded body. See... Madge Mothers Milked by AgResearch [1] and Costs decision upholds robust GM decision making [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0309/S00083.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0309/S00082.htm


    Peter Dunne Receives Hostile Email

    - United Future leader, Peter Dunne, has received a communication from a senior Green Party official that he feels compelled to share with the rest of the world. See... Dunne underwhelmed by Green abuse [1] and a reply from the named official… Feedback: Reply To Peter Dunne PR On Hostile Email [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00468.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00196.htm


    Franks, English Back Right To Smack

    - National Party Leader Bill English says the Government should leave the child smacking law alone. See... Leave Child Smacking Law Alone [1] and Maharey Exploits Tragedy For Labour Ends [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00476.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00467.htm


    Farmers Win Fart Tax Victory

    - "Farmers appear to have won the first battle in the war over the so-called 'flatulence tax' but they must remain vigilant," says National Party Agriculture spokesman David Carter. See... Govt u-turn on flatulence tax now inevitable [1] MORE: - ACT - Hodgson Says 'We Got It Wrong' [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00480.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00481.htm


    Jim Anderton's New Super Powers Irk Some

    - The Government is in danger of repeating the folly and failure of the Think Big experiments of the past, Greens Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons warned today. See... Think Big? Think again, say Greens [1] and National… Govt must fix RMA rather than pick favourites [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00479.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00475.htm


    ACT's Letter

    - The government has produced a “Making Tax Easier for Small Businesses” discussion document - yet more talk. Proposed is a tax concession to use PAYE agents. See... ACT's The Letter - Monday, 22 September 2003 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00478.htm


    Sisters Catching Up In The Pay Stakes

    - ACT New Zealand Women's Affairs Spokesman Heather Roy today asked why Labour pushes so strongly for pay equity, when Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey announced that women are already catching up with men in the workforce. See... Sisters Already Doing It For Themselves [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00474.htm


    Iraq Wake-Up Call Seen In Brit. Land Rover Purchase

    - The under-resourcing of our defence forces has been exposed yet again following a British Army decision to send armoured Land Rovers to Iraq in a bid to improve the safety of its troops there, says National Party Defence spokesman Simon Power. See... Govt gets wake-up call on Iraq [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00473.htm


    Are There Super Bugs In Our Chickens?

    - Green MP Sue Kedgley has warned that New Zealand faces a serious public health threat from antibiotic-resistant superbugs, after a study confirmed that half the country's chickens are contaminated by Vancomycin resistant bacteria (VRE). See... Bacteria-riddled chickens coming home to roost [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00471.htm


    Pokie Menance Far From Tamed

    - Green MP Sue Bradford said today that the enforced return of only 1416 out of 23,000 pokie machines exposes the Government's Gambling Act for the farce that it is. See... 1416 pokies a mere drop in the ocean [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00469.htm


    Chris Carter's Launches A New Ark

    - An initiative that could result in predator control programmes larger than anything previously attempted by the Department of Conservation is being developed to protect New Zealand's most threatened forest birds, Conservation Minister Chris Carter announced. See... Operation Ark to save species on the brink [1] and Question and Answers: Operation Ark [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00463.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00462.htm

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    Werewolf: Living With Rio’s Olympic Ruins

    Mariana Cavalcanti Critics of the Olympic project can point a discernible pattern in the delivery of Olympics-related urban interventions: the belated but rushed inaugurations of faulty and/or unfinished infrastructures... More>>

    Live Blog On Now: Open Source//Open Society Conference

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    Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

    It hasn’t been much fun at all to see how “war on drugs in sport” has become a proxy version of the Cold War, fixated on Russia. This weekend’s banning of the Russian long jumper Darya Klishina took that fixation to fresh extremes. More>>

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    Binoy Kampmark: Kevin Rudd’s Failed UN Secretary General Bid

    Few sights are sadder in international diplomacy than seeing an aging figure desperate for honours. In a desperate effort to net them, he scurries around, cultivating, prodding, wishing to be noted. Finally, such an honour is netted, in all likelihood just to shut that overly keen individual up. More>>

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    Access to accurate, relevant and timely information is a crucial aspect of an open and transparent society. However, in our digital society information is in a state of flux with every aspect of its creation, delivery and consumption undergoing profound redefinition... More>>

    Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

    I’ll focus here on just two ways that dis-enfranchisement is currently occurring in the US: (a) by the rigging of the boundary lines for voter districts and (b) by demanding elaborate photo IDs before people are allowed to cast their vote. More>>

    Ramzy Baroud: Being Black Palestinian - Solidarity As A Welcome Pathology

    It should come as no surprise that the loudest international solidarity that accompanied the continued spate of the killing of Black Americans comes from Palestine; that books have already been written and published by Palestinians about the plight of their Black brethren. In fact, that solidarity is mutual. More>>

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