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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
UN Secretary General Annan Implies U.S. Action Creates Terror
NEW ZEALAND:
Nurses To Sign Employment Agreement
NEW ZEALAND NEWS HEADLINES:
INTERNATIONAL:
U.S. Economy Under Pressure: Bush Asks UN For Help In Iraq
Amnesty Calls For Action Over Algeria’s Disappeared
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
John Roughan: The Origins Of Melanesian Freedom
Dennis Hans On The Hutton Inquiry
Streets Of London: The Hutton Inquiry
Public Address (aka Hard News) Is There!
Bikini Killer May Be Immune From Prosecution
Pictures Of Snowy Mountains High
Satire: Waiting For Delivery Of WMD's From The US
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics) PM Failing NZ In Ignoring Oz Warnings
NZ Signs Torture Protocol
Binge Drinking Concerning ALAC And Industry
Race Based Research Consultation Irks Nick Smith
Images: Presenting Credentials To The GG
New GE Report Encourages Greens
Mallard Talks To Teacher Unions
NZ Ratifies Hazardous Chemicals Treaty
Greens Endangering NZ Trade
Encouraging Private Investment In Tertiary Sector

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LEAD STORY:
UN Secretary General Annan Implies U.S. Action Creates Terror

- The new doctrine represented a fundamental challenge to the principles of collective security and the UN Charter, which had guided the world body since its foundation, Mr. Annan said, and he was concerned it could lead to a proliferation of unilateral and lawless use force. See... Annan Says UN At Crossroads Over The USA's Unilateral Action [1] ALSO: - Kofi Annan’s Full Speech To General Assembly - See also more on this issue below… COMMENTARY ON BUSH SPEECH: - Martin LeFevre - A Vacuum Of Leadership [2] - William Rivers Pitt - Situation Excellent, I Am Attacking [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00280.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00203.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00218.htm


Nurses To Sign Employment Agreement

- “The Multi Employer Collective Agreement covering 3,000 nurses, midwives and health assistants across the South Island has been ratified,” said New Zealand Nurses Organisation advocate Glenda Alexander today. See… South Island Nurses and Midwives MECA Ratified [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0309/S00091.htm


NEW ZEALAND NEWS HEADLINES:

  • Nuclear test monitoring station in Fiji [1]
  • HyperThreading Technology For Portable Notebook PC [2]
  • Taranaki Fossil Fools Promote Burning Fossil Fuels [3]
  • Tradables distress heightened by currency carousel - BERL [4]
  • Top New Zealand Bartender shows Grace [5]
  • Construction starts on $15m Auckland Fish Market [6]
  • TSO Update: Net cost calculation & TSO instrument [7]
  • Powerco Raises US$175 Million in US Debt Market [8]
  • Finn Qualify Spot For Athens [9]
  • New Zealand chosen to lead 5+ A Day international meeting [10]
  • Global Sex Survey - Kiwi Women Fake Orgasms [11]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0309/S00097.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0309/S00098.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00154.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00261.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0309/S00111.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0309/S00167.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00256.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00254.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0309/S00103.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0309/S00090.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0309/S00086.htm



    Bush Urges UN General Assembly To Help Rebuild Iraq

    U.S. Economy Under Pressure: Bush Asks UN For Help In Iraq

    - As more than 80 Heads of State and Government convened at United Nations Headquarters in New York today for the start of the General Assembly's annual high-level debate, United States President George W. Bush urged the international community to put aside its differences and help Iraq rebuild itself into a democracy with the "great power to inspire the Middle East." See... Bush Urges UN Leaders To Help Rebuild Iraq [1] ALSO: UN Radio: Annan Bush Chirac Address UN On Iraq [2] - White House: Bush's Speech UN General Assembly (includes audio) [3] - Annan Begins Bilateral Meetings With World Leaders [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00281.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00282.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00283.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00279.htm


    Amnesty Calls For Action Over Algeria’s Disappeared

    - The establishment at the weekend of an ad hoc mechanism to look into the issue of "disappearances" in Algeria is a welcome development, Amnesty International said today, but immediate action must be taken to ensure that it leads to full, independent ... See… Algeria: Full Investigations Must Result From “Disappearance” Plan [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00278.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

    From Europe Dutch Foreign Minister To Become NATO Sec General [1] From The Middle East

  • Israel Uses UN Vehicles to Arrest Palestinians [2]
  • Asia Pacific
  • South Korea to Decide on Troop Dispatch To Iraq in Oct [3]
  • China builds world's biggest power grid: report [4]
  • United States
  • Bremer Urges US Senate Accept $87 Billion Request [5]
  • Bush Meets With Iraqi Officials at the White House [6]
  • U.S Russia Romania IAEA Agree on Non-proliferation [7]
  • Powell: U.S. an Ally in the Fight Against AIDS [8]
  • U.S. Counting on Russia as Non-proliferation Partn [9]
  • Wesley Clark: The New Anti-War Candidate? [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00277.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00276.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00275.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00274.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00270.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00268.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00273.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00272.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00271.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00267.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    John Roughan: The Origins Of Melanesian Freedom

    - About sixty years ago, in the mid-1940s, the Solomons witnessed the beginning of a Melanesian freedom movement which basically started the nation on its independence road. See... RAMSI and Maasina Ruru! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00217.htm


    Dennis Hans On The Hutton Inquiry

    - If spy chiefs or Defense Minister Geoff Hoon had corrected the media and public’s misinterpretation of the 45-minute claim, Kelly would likely be alive today - Dennis Hans reports. See... Passive Deceit & the Death of David Kelly [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00216.htm


    Streets Of London: The Hutton Inquiry

    - The witnesses today included the Prime Minister's two Official Spokesmen, Godric Smith and Tom Kelly. John Scarlett, Head of the Joint Intelligence Committee - who had responsibility for the dossier - was also called, as was Assistant Chief Constable Michael Page. See... Streets Of London: Hutton Inquiry Update - Day 21 [1] MORE: - Hutton Inquiry Update - Day 20 [2] - Day 19 [3] - Day 18 [4] - Day 17 [5] - Streets Of London: Hutton Inquiry Resumed [6] For earlier coverage of the Hutton Inquiry CLICK HERE [7] .


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00215.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00205.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00188.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00181.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00162.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00154.htm
    [7] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=iraqwar#hutton


    Public Address (aka Hard News) Is There!

    - Firstly, isn't it a bit rich for Act and National to accuse the government of "exploiting" the murder of Coral Burrows in musing about a potential change to the law on physical punishment? Should we count the times each party has weighed in on a tragic crime ... See... Public Address 24/09/03 - Blog Bonanza! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00219.htm


    Bikini Killer May Be Immune From Prosecution

    - BANGKOK, Thailand -- An alleged serial murderer known as "The Bikini Killer" who preyed on American, French, Australian and other backpackers in Asia, may be protected by a statute of limitations despite being arrested in Kathmandu, Nepal. See... Richard S. Ehrlich: Sobhraj Bikini Killer [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00214.htm


    Pictures Of Snowy Mountains High

    - Norm Mackay of Ohau writes, "I thought I was long overdue to send you some half decent photos from Lake Ohau. We have had a huge amount of late snow dumped at higher levels. Its been great for our local Ohau ski field." See... A Couple Of Winter Photos From Lake Ohau Area [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00213.htm


    Satire: Waiting For Delivery Of WMD's From The US

    --Fighting against time to come up with something to include in his status report regarding his search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, David Kay is taking the extraordinary step of ordering chemical, biological and nuclear weapons from American defense contractors and military stockpiles for use in a future "weapons find" photo opportunity in Iraq. See... WMD Report Delayed Until There Are WMD's To Report [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00212.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - Roses, thorns, happiness, and pains, My testimony is the one that has value. Why aggravate yourself in seeking My Will? May your interior moment be peaceful, not unsettled and, a lot less violent. See... Katya Rivas: Without Me You Cannot Do Anything [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00211.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0309/S00167.htm
    IMAGE: New Auckland Fish Market

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    PM Failing NZ In Ignoring Oz Warnings

    - Prime Minister Helen Clark's failure to heed the friendly warning from Australian High Commissioner Allan Hawke, on the deterioration of the Trans-Tasman relationship, is disconcerting in the extreme, ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley said today. See... Prime Minister Chasing Global Rainbows [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00507.htm


    NZ Signs Torture Protocol

    - Foreign Minister Phil Goff today signed the United Nations Optional Protocol Against Torture, making New Zealand one of the first countries to do so. See... NZ signs torture protocol [1] and NZ lead on Protocol Against Torture welcomed [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00504.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00153.htm


    Binge Drinking Concerning ALAC And Industry

    - Maverick alcohol suppliers are encouraging excessive drinking, argues the Distilled Spirits Association of New Zealand. See... Binge Drinking Encouraged by Mavericks [1] and Binge Drinkers Risk Death [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0309/S00099.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0309/S00098.htm


    Race Based Research Consultation Irks Nick Smith

    - National's Tertiary Education spokesman is attacking an Otago University Council ruling that university researchers must consult with Ngai Tahu before carrying out research. See... Keep racial politics out of research [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00522.htm


    Images: Presenting Credentials To The GG

    – France's new NZ Ambassador and Australia's new High Commissioner presented their credentials at Government House yesterday. See... Australian & French Diplomats Present Credentials [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00523.htm


    New GE Report Encourages Greens

    - A new report out today shows that the science the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification relied on in recommending New Zealand "proceed with caution" on GE is now considerably out of date. See... GE report says Royal Commission advice now dated [1] and LSN… LSN Responds To Peter Wills Report [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00519.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0309/S00097.htm


    Mallard Talks To Teacher Unions

    - NZEI see... Rural school teachers get extra numeracy help [1] and speech Educating for our future – government priorities [2] ; PPTA see… New national qualification for teachers [3] and speech The way forward for education [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00518.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00517.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00516.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00515.htm


    NZ Ratifies Hazardous Chemicals Treaty

    - Environment Minister Marian Hobbs has welcomed the news that New Zealand has ratified a key convention governing international trade in hazardous chemicals. See... Hazardous chemicals convention ratified [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00512.htm


    Greens Endangering NZ Trade

    - ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff today warned that trade with the European Union and beyond would become increasingly difficult, thanks to Green Party scaremongering. See... Greens Scaremongering Could Hit Meat Trade [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00508.htm


    Encouraging Private Investment In Tertiary Sector

    - The development of teaching and research partnerships between tertiary institutions and business is the aim of a new public-private sector investment framework outlined today. See... Public-private tertiary education investment [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00520.htm

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