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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
Mitsubishi Cites Issue Of Principle: Cancels Holmes Show Sponsorship
Scientists And Physicians Advise GE Moratorium Should Stay
NEW ZEALAND NEWS HEADLINES:
SPECIAL REPORT: Massey University Critical Of Govt’s Feel Good Education Spin
Bush And Putin Commit To Int. Tag Team
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Stateside: Where Rosalea Confesses To Being A Bookworm
Eco-Economy: The Selling Of Iraq Vs Versailles
Weekend Blogfest: Addressing The Public
View The Return Of The King Trailer Online
Toni Solo: Plan Condor Revisited
Chuckman: American Psycho Goes To UNHQ
Kidd Millennium
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
P3 Trade Negotiations Encouraging – Sutton
ACT's Letter Talks Tax
Phil Goff Talks To The Nations Of The World
Michael Cullen Talks To Business In London
Immigration Changes A Farce Says Peters
ACT's Leader And President Address The Faithful
Nominations For Excellent Tertiary Teachers
Govt. Gets A Back Off Message From Biz Leaders

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
Mitsubishi Cites Issue Of Principle: Cancels Holmes Show Sponsorship

- Mitsubishi Motors New Zealand Ltd (MMNZ) announced today that it was withdrawing from its sponsorship of the TVNZ Holmes show. See... Mitsubishi Withdraws from Holmes Show Sponsorship [1] ALSO: - TVNZ - TVNZ Responds To Mitsubishi Withdrawal [2] - PI Media Association - Support Holmes Show Producer’s Resignation [3] - Greens - Why does the news need a sponsor? [4] Holmes ZB Audio: Scoop Editor's Warning: content highly disturbing

  • Audio of Holmes’ “darkie” commentary [5]
  • Audio of Holmes’ self-praising apology the following day…

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00292.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00295.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00171.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00591.htm
    [5] - http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/audio2/TR20030924_075959.wma


    Scientists And Physicians Advise GE Moratorium Should Stay

    - Physicians and Scientists for Responsible Genetics has launched an Open Letter to Government requiring the reinstatement of the Moratorium on the release of Genetically Engineered Organisms (GEOs) into the New Zealand environment by amending the NOOM Bill. See... GE Caution: Physicians and Scientists Deliver Open Letter To Govt [1] MORE ON THE GE DEBATE: - Green - GE profit-makers should bear the cost of cleanup [2] - Sustainability NZ - Financial Fitness Requirement for GM Release [3] - LSN - Minister says insurance approach not unusual [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00174.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00596.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0309/S00110.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0309/S00108.htm


    NEW ZEALAND NEWS HEADLINES:

  • US multi-millionaire funds research on climate [1]
  • 16mm films 1991-1999 by L. Mitchell & D. Bagnall [2]
  • All Blacks will be crushed by home expectations [3]
  • Architects Describe Auckland City Hospital [4]
  • PM Launches Air New Zealand's Airbus Generation [5]
  • New Dwelling Numbers Remain at High Level [6]
  • Forest & Bird: Hoki And Paua Fishing Unsustainable [7]
  • New Maori Commissioners To Help Lead Language Direction [8]
  • King Kapisi, Che Fu And Adeze Free Live Concert [9]
  • Countdown Last Two Weeks For Temple [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0309/S00109.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0309/S00133.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0309/S00130.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0309/S00114.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00293.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00294.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00173.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0309/S00131.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0309/S00131.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0309/S00129.htm


    SPECIAL REPORT: Massey University Critical Of Govt’s Feel Good Education Spin

    - In recent months, the Ministry of Education, the Minister of Education and the media have given favourable attention to literacy research and professional development carried out in Mangere and Otara. This attention has been very uncritical and parents, teachers and members of the public might be excused if they think that this research has been found to be valid and significant by the research community in New Zealand. See… Literacy Research in South Auckland: a Critique [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0309/S00129.htm


    Bush And Putin Commit To Int. Tag Team


    CAPTION: Bush Putin urge North Korea Iran to end nuke plans
    Image courtesy of the White House

    - "We strongly urge North Korea to completely, verifiably and irreversibly end its nuclear programs. We strongly urge Iran to comply fully with all of its obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty," Bush said. See... Bush Putin urge North Korea Iran to end nuke plans [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00338.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

  • UN condemns killing of aid workers in Afghanistan [1]
  • Amnesty: Iraqi peoples' rights must not be sidelined [2]
  • Gush Shalom calls Solidarity Vigil with Pilots [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00337.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00336.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00335.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Stateside: Where Rosalea Confesses To Being A Bookworm

    = I'm sorry, but I put you crook last week when I said I saw the California recall debate in a sports bar - I was referring to the atmosphere rather than the venue. Although... I'm sure a case could be argued for calling libraries sports bars of the mind! See... Stateside with Rosalea: It's all in the game [1] and Stateside With Rosalea: The Recall Debate [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00242.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00240.htm


    Eco-Economy: The Selling Of Iraq Vs Versailles

    - The United States of America, having invaded Iraq, is faced with a political quagmire and a commercial opportunity. Recent efforts to enroll the United Nations to help pay the costs of the occupation and “reconstruction” are disingenuous. See... Eco-Economy: Iraq’s Oil Industry [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00250.htm


    Weekend Blogfest: Addressing The Public

    - If the Paul Holmes thing was a ratings stunt, then it worked rather well, didn't it? Whether people got the joke or not - whether it was a joke or not - everyone's been talking about it, even other radio stations... See the latest links to Public Address.. Public Address 29/09/03 - Many Things [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00248.htm


    View The Return Of The King Trailer Online

    - Yes, TheOneRing.net brings you the FULL ROTK trailer for you to feast your eyes on. Taken from a TV source obviously in Asia, this trailer has subtitles and text on the bottom. But you can still enjoy the BEAUTY of it! ROTK BABY! See... Theonering.net: Return Of The Kind Trailer Release [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00247.htm


    Toni Solo: Plan Condor Revisited

    - When Shimon Peres celebrated his 80th birthday on September 22nd, there at the top of the guest list, ahead of Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev, South Africa's F.W. De Klerk, and Australia's Bob Hawke was Carlos Bulgheroni. See... Coming Soon To The USA? Plan Condor, The Sequel [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00246.htm


    Chuckman: American Psycho Goes To UNHQ

    - No, I did not read the book, but what words more perfectly describe George Bush making one of the oddest speeches ever made at the UN? See... John Chuckman Comment: American Psycho [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00245.htm


    Kidd Millennium

    - Cartoon by kiddmillennium.com… See... Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Queer Eye For Jihad Guy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00244.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - The echoes of the next manifestations come from far and near. I proceed in such a way that the agreement of voices incites to more reflection the obstinate, the hardened ones, the ones who would not want to be conquered by Me. See... Katya Rivas: Obvious and Glorious [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00243.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00293.htm
    IMAGE: PM Aboard Air NZ's New Airbus

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    P3 Trade Negotiations Encouraging – Sutton

    - The first round of negotiations for the proposed "P3" trade agreement have gone well, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... First round of P3 negotiations go well [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00597.htm


    ACT's Letter Talks Tax

    - Tax collected in the last financial year was up $3.57 billion. A massive 9.9% increase in tax. The biggest increase in NZ's history. See... ACT's The Letter - Monday 29 Sep 2003 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00594.htm


    Phil Goff Talks To The Nations Of The World

    - This General Assembly meets under the shadow of the tragedy in which United Nations staff were killed and injured last month in Baghdad. New Zealand condemns such brutal and calculated acts of terror. See... Goff Speech to the United Nations General Assembly [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00593.htm


    Michael Cullen Talks To Business In London

    - My intention in these introductory comments is to give you some feel for the state of the New Zealand economy and for the subtle pressures that are emerging in it. In historical terms, my message is unusual. See... Cullen Address: Deutsche Bank Lunch, London [1] and Australia NZ Chamber of Commerce, London - Cullen [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00588.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00592.htm


    Immigration Changes A Farce Says Peters

    - New Zealand First has described the new immigration rules covering defacto couples as a “farce open to widespread abuse”. See... Immigration Rule Change A Farce [1] and the announcement… New immigration partnership rules [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00589.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00586.htm


    ACT's Leader And President Address The Faithful

    - Thank you for attending today. We are continuing our regional conferences in good heart, albeit with a growing sense of urgency about the task ahead. See... Judd Speech: Turning Back The Tide [1] , New Zealand Can Be The Best Again - Prebble [2] , Prebble Speech: The Foreshore [3] and Centre-Right Coalition Campaign Viable Option [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00584.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00580.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00579.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00578.htm


    Nominations For Excellent Tertiary Teachers

    - The awards, which were established by the government and awarded for the first time in 2002, recognise excellence in tertiary teaching, promote good teaching practice and enhance career development for tertiary teachers. See... 2004 Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00601.htm


    Govt. Gets A Back Off Message From Biz Leaders

    - The National Party says it's not surprised that senior business leaders are giving the Government a clear message to back off. See... Business wants innovation, gets frustration [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00595.htm

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