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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
Mothers Against GE Launch Visual Campaign
Scoop Readers Have Their Say: Should Holmes Be Sacked?
NEW ZEALAND NEWS HEADLINES:
War Crime Impunity & Justice Systems Discussed At UN
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Stateside: Where Rosalea Heads Back To LA
Jay Shaft: Why Peace Activists Matter
Dennis Hans: Oy Condoleezza That Was My Line!
Martin LeFevre: The Origin Of Man
Saving Air NZ: Desperately Seeking A Monopoly
"Shallow Throat" Reveals The Shrub's Sweep Spot
Satire: Dick Cheney's True Character Revealed
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Tarriff Decisions Announced – Reaction Mixed
ACT And Nats Disappointed About Maori Representation
National Appoints Families Tsar
Car Emissions Targeted For Improvement
Dr Don Congratulated On His Putsch
Muriel Newman: Being Beaten By The Tiger
Jim And Matt Are Looking After The Oldies
International Report Says Education Is Good For Kids
Which 2 Million NZers?
High Commissioner Appointed To Hot Spot
Speechifying….

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Madge: Why Not Just Genetically Engineer Women For Milk?

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LEAD STORY:
Mothers Against GE Launch Visual Campaign

- MAdGE (Mothers Against Genetic Engineering in Food and the Environment) today launched a highly controversial billboard campaign in Auckland and Wellington to provoke public debate about the social and cultural ethics of genetic engineering in New Zealand. See... Why Not Just Genetically Engineer Women For Milk? [1] MORE ON GE: - LSN - Ethics, What Ethics? [2] - Ashraf Choudhary - GM Food Production: Proceed with Caution [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00003.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00006.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00018.htm


Have Your Say: Should Holmes Be Sacked?

- New Zealand broadcast don Paul Holmes last week raged-racist against United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan, calling him a “Cheeky Darkie” on Holmes’ morning Newstalk ZB radio show. This was certainly a low and demoralizing point in the broadcaster’s career but more disturbing was a display that New Zealand’s mainstream broadcast media standards are truly woeful. See... Scoop Reader Survey: Should Paul Holmes Be Sacked? [1] SCOOP READERS RESPOND: Eighty four votes in so far in this Scoop Survey with a clear majority in favour of sacking Paul Holmes. See... Scoop Feedback: Response To Holmes Sacking Survey [2] - Holmes Sacking Survey (2) [3] - Holmes Sacking Survey (3) [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00261.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00263.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00001.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00002.htm


NEW ZEALAND NEWS HEADLINES:

  • New Editor For Sunday Star-Times - Cate Brett [1]
  • 3000 needy children gain sponsors. Thank you NZ! [2]
  • PM To Welcome Home Kyrgystan Contingent [3]
  • Australian Govt Restricts Issue Of Passports [4]
  • National Grandparents Week Enters Second Year [5]
  • NZ’s Average Incomes Rise [6]
  • Big changes underway at TVNZ Interactive [7]
  • Tranz Rail completes Aratere buy out [8]
  • Correspondence School CEO to step down [9]
  • Plans To Mark 50th Anniversiary Tangiwai Disaster [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00005.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00008.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00007.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00005.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00004.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00004.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00003.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00002.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0310/S00001.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0310/S00002.htm


    War Crime Impunity & Justice Systems Discussed At UN

    - Establishing the rule of law and a functioning justice system and eliminating impunity for war crimes are vital to United Nations peacekeeping operations in order to retain the confidence of the population of countries that have been torn apart by conflict, a senior UN official told the Security Council today. See... Working justice systems vital for UN peacekeeping [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00005.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

    United Nations

  • UN Radio: Norway Calls For Key UN Role In Iraq [1]
  • UN leaders urge unity in fighting terrorism [2]
  • UN tackles proposed treaty banning human cloning [3]
  • Corrie Press conference Q&A Transcript [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00006.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00004.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00003.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00002.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Stateside: Where Rosalea Heads Back To LA

    - The morning I left Oklahoma City I was woken early by thunder, lightning, and - oh, sweet joy! - rain. The storm was stronger to the north and west of the city but it was great to be sitting on the train platform looking at the misty edge of the storm's ... See... Stateside: Oklahoma City to Los Angeles [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00011.htm


    Jay Shaft: Why Peace Activists Matter

    - "I was being seriously threatened and harassed by a man and his three sons. The father was supposedly a veteran who fought in a never named war and was pushing me and trying to get me to fight him and his irate sons. I heard a Marine Corp battle cry and looked up to see two Marines, one in dress blues and the other dessert camouflage, charging in my direction with hate and anger in their eyes." See... How the Peace Movement Has Made a Difference [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00007.htm


    Dennis Hans: Oy Condoleezza That Was My Line!

    National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice committed an act of plagiarism on the September 28 edition of Fox News Sunday. See... Rice is Right About "Enrichment" of Intelligence [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00010.htm


    Martin LeFevre: The Origin Of Man

    - How did humankind come to this pass? Not just evolutionarily, which is fairly straightforward in a random, herky-jerky kind of way. See... Martin LeFevre: Devolving Toward a Breakthrough? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00009.htm


    Saving Air NZ: Desperately Seeking A Monopoly

    - If you want to address a crowd, get a box to stand on. If you run an airline stand on a box in an aircraft 20 kilometres up. Air New Zealand CEO Ralph Norris took the opportunity while showing the PM her (82% Government owned) new Airbus. See... Ralph What Is This Thing You Have About Qantas? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00008.htm


    "Shallow Throat" Reveals The Shrub's Sweep Spot

    - The message I got from Shallow Throat was: "Let's talk outside the Beltway. Lubbock airport 3 p.m. Tuesday, on your way back from Houston." See... "Shallow Throat" Tells How Bush Can Be Defeated [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00006.htm


    Satire: Dick Cheney's True Character Revealed

    - Undisclosed Location --Vice-President Dick ‘Big Time’ Cheney has come under intense scrutiny for his ballsy out and out assertion on "Meet the Press" that he had no financial interest in Halliburton, the company that he ran from 1995-2000. See... Congress Inquiry Finds That Cheney Is A Sleazeball [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00005.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - It is more pleasing to prevail than to be subdued. But to prevail for one hour, one day, or even a whole lifetime is brief and not satisfying; better to prevail forever. See... Katya Rivas: I Delight in Drawing to My Love [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00004.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Tarriff Decisions Announced – Reaction Mixed

    - After a six-year freeze, tariff rates will again begin reducing, but the government has held off moving to a zero tariff regime, Commerce Minister Lianne Dalziel announced today. See... Decisions on post 2005 tariffs (Includes Q&A) [1] REACTION: negative - CTU - Tariff Cuts Put Jobs at Risk [2] - Clothing Workers - Tariff Cuts Shameful, Says Union [3] - Alliance - No Alliance No Jobs [4] - Greens - Guaranteed slow death for clothing industry [5] - NZ First - Labour Abandons Workers [6] - EMA Northern - More tariff cuts, more no growth policy [7] REACTION: positive - Business NZ - Tariffs - now walk the talk [8] - Biz Roundtable - Tariff Decision Positive for Growth [9] - ACT - ACT Says Tariffs Must Go! [10] - TLN - Reducing tariffs creates jobs [11] - Wgtn. Chamber - Tariff Review Decision "Pragmatism At Work" [12] - Prog. Coalition - Tariff decisions highlight coalition govt. success [13]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00616.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00189.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00188.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00187.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00610.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00614.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00313.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00009.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00001.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00617.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00314.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00312.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00612.htm


    ACT And Nats Disappointed About Maori Representation

    - The National Party is disappointed that Environment Bay of Plenty is not showing more faith in the democratic system, after its decision to reserve two seats at the Council table exclusively for Maori. See... Council fuels race divisions [1] and BOP Regional Council On The Road To Ruin [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00014.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00010.htm


    National Appoints Families Tsar

    - National Family Spokesperson Judith Collins says she wants to bring some commonsense back into the debate about parenting and the role of the family. See... Family counts and family works for our children [1] and National announces Family portfolio [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00013.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00012.htm


    Car Emissions Targeted For Improvement

    - The Labour-Progressive Government, with the support of the Greens, will introduce a range of initiatives under a new policy to reduce growing air pollution from motor vehicle emissions in New Zealand, Associate Transport Minister Judith Tizard announced today. See... Policy to tackle pollution from vehicle emissions [1] MORE: - Greens - New exhaust rules will clear the air [2] - ACT - Labour Attacks Motorists - AGAIN [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00001.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00002.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00011.htm


    Dr Don Congratulated On His Putsch

    - Progressive Party leader, Jim Anderton, says he is wishing Don Brash well in his steady campaign to take over the leadership of the National Party. See... Progressive Party Wishes Don Brash Well [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00009.htm


    Muriel Newman: Being Beaten By The Tiger

    - Although Finance Minster Dr Michael Cullen may crow about New Zealand’s four percent annual growth rate, the sad fact is that low single-digit growth – from a small economic base – is dismal. See... Muriel Newman: Languishing Behind Our Neighbours [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00023.htm


    Jim And Matt Are Looking After The Oldies

    - Matt Robson said his Progressive Party takes particular pride in the recent decision by the Labour-Progressive coalition to bring forward by one year plans to accelerate a $47 million investment to make primary health care more affordable for older New Zealanders. See... Progressives proud of health achievements [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00021.htm


    International Report Says Education Is Good For Kids

    - Teaching children how to learn from an early age both in the home and at school is vital to their life-long learning and ongoing success according to an international report, Education Minister Trevor Mallard says. See... Teaching children how to learn vital – OECD report [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00020.htm


    Which 2 Million NZers?

    - New Zealand First has asked the Health Minister to explain the reasons behind her claim today that two million New Zealanders now have access to low-cost primary care. See... It's Question Time, Minister [1] and Over two million New Zealanders belong to PHOs [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00019.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00004.htm


    High Commissioner Appointed To Hot Spot

    - New Zealand’s next High Commissioner to Solomon Islands will be career diplomat Brian Sanders, Foreign Minister Phil Goff announced today. See... Goff names new High Commissioner to Solomons [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00017.htm


    Speechifying….

    Ministers have been making speeches… Cullen Address: Tokyo Business Breakfast Meeting [1] - Swain Speech Australasian Transport Research Forum [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00006.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00005.htm

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