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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
New Zealand Troops Set Off For Iraq
Meanwhile... Insecurity Drives UN Staff Withdrawal From Iraq
Anderton Suggests Sending Holmes To Masterton
NZ NEWS HEADLINES:
Three Year-Old Girl Dies As Israel’s Assassinations Continue
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Maryland Uses Huge CIA-DOD Contractor To Justify E-Voting System
Stateside: Where Rosalea Enjoys Beer And Politics
Hard News And More Is There!
Meditations: Take The Time To End Time
Sam Smith: Wesley Clark At First Glance
Yale Staff Win Labour Rights Victory
Streets Of London: The Hutton Inquiry
The Real Deal: Alternatives to Endless War
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Whakamihia ana nga kaiwhiri Reo Maori hou
Leaked Memo: No Insurance For GE Farms
Sherry Tax Has Done Its Job
ANZ Takeover Of National Needs More Attention
Chat With Bobo Live On The Net Tonight!
New Policy For Native Species In Captivity
These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees
Rodney Hide Talks About Planes
CTU Seeks Extension To Foreshore Debate

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NZ Mountaineer Flys Flag For Hearing Impaired At The Matterhorn

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
New Zealand Troops Set Off For Iraq

- Prime Minister Helen Clark and Defence Minister Mark Burton today farewelled 53 New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel deploying to Southeast Iraq. The group, which included 35 engineers, will undertake humanitarian and reconstruction work alongside ... See... NZDF deployment to Iraq farewelled [1] MORE: - National - National supports Kiwi deployment in Iraq [2] - Peace Action Wellington - Protest Images: It’s War - 'No Troops For Trade' [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00557.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00562.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00160.htm


Meanwhile... Insecurity Drives UN Staff Withdrawal From Iraq

- Secretary-General Kofi Annan today ordered a temporary withdrawal of remaining United Nations international staff from as Iraq as he continues to review the security situation after last month's terrorist attack in Baghdad that killed 22 people, including top envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello. See…Annan Temporarily Withdraws UN Staff From Iraq [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00327.htm


Anderton Suggests Sending Holmes To Masterton

- Industry and Regional Development Minister Jim Anderton wants the head offices of the publicly-owned broadcasters moved into the regions. See... Anderton wants broadcasters moved to the regions [1] MORE: - Hard News 25/9/03: Strangeness On The Radio [2] - Scoop Feedback - Paul Holmes Must Go [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00572.htm
[2] - http://publicaddress.net/default,hardnews.sm#post706
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00223.htm

NZ NEWS HEADLINES:

  • Statistics NZ: Economic Activity Subdued [1]
  • Local pollution a focus for world scientists [2]
  • Proof Govt must legislate to keep products GE free [3]
  • "Take ANZ Takeover Of National Bank Seriously Finsec says [4]
  • Hawke’s Bay kids over-represented in hearing loss [5]
  • Bendon Launches Free Breast Self-Examination Card [6]
  • More Time Needed for Talks on Foreshore & Seabed, CTU [7]
  • Treasury Releases September Working Papers [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00275.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0309/S00104.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00168.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00166.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0309/S00107.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0309/S00106.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00164.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00163.htm


    Bush, Schroeder Say Differences on Iraq Are Over

    Three Year-Old Girl Dies As Israel’s Assassinations Continue

    - Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) continued their extra-judicial assassinations early Thursday and killed five Palestinians including a 3-year-old girl, raising the Palestinian death toll—which included two teenagers and a newborn—in a week to eleven. See... IOF Kill 5 Palestinians, Raising Weekly Death Toll [1] ALSO: IOF Kills Five Palestinians In Gaza and Hebron [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00316.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00317.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

    United Nations

  • UN Radio: Putin Says United Nations Irreplaceable [1]
  • UN: African countries fight HIV/AIDS boosted [2]
  • UN: 'Centrality' of UN keynote theme on third day [3]
  • Third day of bilateral meetings with world leaders [4]
  • Middle East
  • What’s happening in Jenin...and what isn’t [5]
  • Nablus: Health Workers Arrested Delivering Letters [6]
  • Africa
  • Nigeria: Amina Lawal’s death sentence quashed [7]
  • From Asia Pacific
  • Chinese FM meets Rumsfeld on Sino-US ties [8]
  • 1,000 South Koreans to Travel to P'yang [9]
  • From The United States Of America
  • Blocking Terrorist Funds Depends on World Action [10]
  • U.S. Goal is International Consensus on Iraq [11]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00328.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00324.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00326.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00325.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00323.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00322.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00320.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00319.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00318.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00315.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00314.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Maryland Uses Huge CIA-DOD Contractor To Justify E-Voting System

    - Excerpted from the Progressive Review's Undernews news headlines service - coverage Of The SAIC Diebold Report. See... CIA-DOD Contractor Justifies MD. E-Voting System [1]

    SCOOP'S SCOOP - THE DIEBOLD FTP FILES **** SCOOP SPECIAL REPORT **** [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00234.htm
    [2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=usacoup


    Stateside: Where Rosalea Enjoys Beer And Politics

    - Well, possums. I've just been watching the much vaunted one-and-only debate between the five top candidates in the California Recall election. See... Stateside With Rosalea: The Recall Debate [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00240.htm


    Hard News And More Is There!

    - So anyway, I was on my way out the door to record this week's Mediawatch script and my mobile rang. It was my producer, calling from Wellington. Don't bother to go in, she said: they've had a bomb threat and the building's evacuated... See... Public Address 26/09/03 - Good Grief [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00239.htm


    Meditations: Take The Time To End Time

    - The parkland is sunny and quiet. I have an hour and a half, and take the first half hour or so to walk a loop on the dirt paths. After passing through an extraordinarily beautiful grove of oaks, the creek burbles beside me. See... Martin LeFevre: Take The Time To End Time [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00237.htm


    Sam Smith: Wesley Clark At First Glance

    - In today's prorev.com feedback column there are a number of letters critical of our coverage of Wesley Clark. They arrive just as your editor is finishing Gore Vidal's 'Washington,' a novel written in 1967. See... Wesley Clark And The Politics Of First Impressions [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00236.htm


    Yale Staff Win Labour Rights Victory

    - Union Victory at Yale Has Broader Significance for Labor Movement - Interview with John Wilhelm, president of the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union conducted by Melinda Tuhus. See... Yale Union Victory Has Broad Labour Significance [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00235.htm


    Streets Of London: The Hutton Inquiry

    - In the Inquiry today no witnesses were called. It was the day for the closing statements from legal Counsel. The star of the day's proceedings, as he had been since the Inquiry resumed, was Jeremy Gompertz QC, counsel for the Kelly Family. See... Streets Of London: Hutton Inq. Closing Statements [1] MORE: Hutton Inquiry Update - Day 22 [2] - Day 21 [3] - Day 20 [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00238.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00228.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00215.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00205.htm


    The Real Deal: Alternatives to Endless War

    - "I am here today to fight for freedom, your freedom and my freedom. I wish to remind you that you already possess all the money and power necessary to determine the future of your community. While your vote for President of the United States may not be counted fairly, I remind you that you have, on average 37,000 votes per household that will be counted." - See... Voting With Our Money For Reverse Globalization [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00230.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - To lay the foundation of My Church, I took fishermen who could understand what a modern peasant can, and no more. See... Katya Rivas: Almost All Priests Are Learned Men [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00233.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Whakamihia ana nga kaiwhiri Reo Maori hou

    - E hîkaka ana a Te Minita Mâori, a Parekura Horomia, i ngâ kaiwhiri hou kua whakatûria ki Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Mâori. See... Whakamihia ana nga kaiwhiri Reo Maori hou [1] or New Maori language commissioners welcomed [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00571.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00570.htm


    Leaked Memo: No Insurance For GE Farms

    - A memo leaked to the Green Party shows that New Zealand's biggest insurance company has moved to deny insurance cover for any harm resulting from Genetic Engineering. See... Leaked memo shows no insurance for GE [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00563.htm


    Sherry Tax Has Done Its Job

    - The Government believes that the alcohol excise tax introduced in May has been effective in achieving its intended aim. See... Alcohol Excise Tax [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00561.htm


    ANZ Takeover Of National Needs More Attention

    - "The prospect of an ANZ takeover of the National Bank needs to be taken much more seriously," said Andrew Casidy, General Secretary of the bank workers' union, Finsec. See... "Take it seriously!" Finsec says [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00166.htm


    Chat With Bobo Live On The Net Tonight!

    - Chat with MP Marian Hobbs, on the environment & GM live and online. Get your questions answered and have your say: Wednesday, 1 October @ 7pm. http://www.headsup.co.nz See... Beehive Bulletin Friday 26 September [1] MORE COLUMNS: - Deborah Coddington' - Liberty Belle [2] - Marc Alexander - Reflections on the Tragedy of Coral Burrows [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00568.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00560.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00558.htm


    New Policy For Native Species In Captivity

    - The first national policy standardising how protected native species should be managed in captivity was launched by Conservation Minister Chris Carter today. See... National policy for protected species in captivity [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00567.htm


    These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees

    - There were no committee meetings this week. See... Select Committee Business [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00566.htm


    Rodney Hide Talks About Planes

    - I am here for two reasons. The first is because I am responsible for the State Services Commissioner's Inquiry into the Civil Aviation Authority. See... Regulating Aviation - Rodney Hide Speech [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00564.htm


    CTU Seeks Extension To Foreshore Debate

    - “The Council of Trade Unions has written to the Prime Minister seeking more time for public discussion on the foreshore and seabed issue,” CTU president Ross Wilson said today. See... More Time Needed for Talks on Foreshore & Seabed [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00164.htm

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