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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
Pig Virus Under MAF Investigation
Crackdown On Exhaust Belching Vehicles Announced
NEW ZEALAND NEWS HEADLINES:
INTERNATIONAL LEAD STORY:
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Bev Harris's Black Box Voting Book Is Open Sourced
Enough Already! Scoop Holmes Survey Declared Over
Thailand Warriors Off To Rummy-Land
Public Address: Fiona Rae's Home Screening
Hard News Is There!
John Roughan: Ticking Bombs In The Solomons
John Pilger On War On Terror
Daniel Patrick Welch On The Plame Incident
Chuckman Cartoon: Sharon's Wall
Links To Make You Think: Rumsfeld's Parked Millions and Japanese Nukes
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
One In Five Doctors Would Proscribe A Dooby
Nats Congratulated On Discovery Of NZ Families
ACT Asks Peter Dunne To Discover NZ Families
$369,000 Worth Of NO
Dr Don Writes And Speaks
United Future Plans To Fine Parents For Truant Children
Fewer Professional Coroners Better - Wilson
Goff To Bali For Bombing Commemorations
Peter Brown Upset At The Beeb
Auckland To Be Consulted Over Whenuapai Airport


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http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0310/S00022.htm
New vehicle emissions policy announced in Waitakere

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LEAD STORY:
Pig Virus Under MAF Investigation

- An exotic animal disease investigation is underway in a New Zealand piggery after weaner pigs failed to respond to veterinary treatment. Allen Bryce, National Manager Surveillance and Response with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF), says the cause of the illness has not yet been confirmed but Post-weaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS) is a possibility. PMWS has not been found in New Zealand before. See... Pig disease investigation underway [1] ALSO: Questions and Answers on Pig Virus [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00012.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00013.htm


Crackdown On Exhaust Belching Vehicles Announced

- A new government policy to tackle growing air pollution from vehicle emissions was introduced by the Associate Transport Minister and Minister for Auckland Issues, the Hon. Judith Tizard, at the Waitakere City Vehicle Testing Station today. See... Vehicle emissions policy announced in Waitakere [1] MORE: - Govt. - Policy to tackle pollution from vehicle emissions [2] - Greens - New exhaust rules will clear the air [3] - ACT - Labour Attacks Motorists - AGAIN [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0310/S00022.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00001.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00002.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00011.htm


NEW ZEALAND NEWS HEADLINES:

  • NZ On Air Report: A Turning Point [1]
  • Roger Award Nominations Close On October 31 [2]
  • More Vision Needed In Electricity Policy [3]
  • RBNZ 2003 Annual Report [4]
  • Huge Scale Of Auckland’s Infrastructure Shortfall [5]
  • Blended Threats, Vulnerabilities Internet Attack [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00015.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00014.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00015.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00014.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00013.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0310/S00003.htm


    INTERNATIONAL LEAD STORY:

    South Korea Says Peace Essential With NK Before Troops Go To Iraq - President Roh Moo-hyun said on Wednesday (Oct. 1) that the nation’s dispatch of combat troops to Iraq would be possible only when peace and stability on the Korean peninsula is certain. See... North Korea Talks Big Factor in Troop Dispatch [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00014.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

    Asia Pacific

  • Chinese, French presidents stress UN role in Iraq [1]
  • US Cautiously Weighing Proposal to North Korea [2]
  • United States
  • U.S. Russia Move Toward Closing Plutonium Reactors [3]
  • U.S. Sends $310 Million to U.N. Refugee Agency [4]
  • Armitage to Visit South and Central Asia and U.K. [5]
  • Powell Outlines Challenges to Middle East Progress [6]
  • Elderly prisoners of conscience must be freed [7]
  • United Nations
  • Working justice systems vital for UN peacekeeping [8]
  • UN Radio: Norway Calls For Key UN Role In Iraq [9]
  • UN leaders urge unity in fighting terrorism [10]
  • UN tackles proposed treaty banning human cloning [11]
  • Corrie Press conference Q&A Transcript [12]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00015.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00013.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00011.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00010.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00009.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00008.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00007.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00005.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00006.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00004.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00003.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00002.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Bev Harris's Black Box Voting Book Is Open Sourced

    - Read It Now Black Box Voting – The book is out of the gate. Go here for FREE electronic chapters 1-2. New uploads are scheduled every two days. (They may come sooner.) See... Black Box Voting: Read The Book, It's Free & HERE! [1] , Bev Harris: Black Box Voting To Go "Open Source" [2] and an announcement interview... Buzzflash IV With Black Box Author Bev Harris [3]

    SCOOP'S SCOOP - THE DIEBOLD FTP FILES **** SCOOP SPECIAL REPORT **** [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00013.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00258.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00257.htm
    [4] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=usacoup


    Enough Already! Scoop Holmes Survey Declared Over

    - Meanwhile Scoop has now received a total of 131 emails to the Scoop Survey: Should Holmes Be Sacked? Here is the latest instalment. See... Scoop Feedback 4 Response To Holmes Sacking Survey [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00015.htm


    Thailand Warriors Off To Rummy-Land

    - Anxious to strengthen its military partnership with America and qualify as a "major non-NATO ally" Thailand has dispatched more than 420 troops to Iraq. See... 420 Thai Troops Dispatched To Iraq [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00014.htm


    Public Address: Fiona Rae's Home Screening

    - "It's not often you might have been in the company of a spy, or even a suspected one, but a recent promo on BBC World for Dreamspaces , a series about modern architecture and contemporary design, took me back to when I was. See this and more at Public Address... Public Address 02/10/03 - Holy Dreamspaces [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00022.htm


    Hard News Is There!

    - There was cattiness galore yesterday in the wake of the Broadcasting Standards Authority's finding against the Holmes show's report on the "wahi tapu" status of a mountain in the Bay of Plenty. Hard News 2/10/03: Our People Tonight ... [1]


    [1] - http://publicaddress.net/default,hardnews.sm#post721


    John Roughan: Ticking Bombs In The Solomons

    - A number of African states, during the 1990s, blew themselves apart. Some, in fact, continue to do so to this very day. These nations began their killing ways first as 'failed states' but quickly moved on to society collapse. See... John Roughan: The Bomb Is Still Ticking! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00021.htm


    John Pilger On War On Terror

    - At the British Labour Party conference following the September 11, 2001, attacks, Prime Minister Tony Blair said memorably: “To the Afghan people, we make this commitment. We will not walk away... If the Taliban regime changes, we will work with you to make sure its successor is one that is broad based, that unites all ethnic groups and offers some way out of the poverty that is your miserable existence.” See... John Pilger: Bush's War On Terror Is A Cruel Hoax [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00020.htm


    Daniel Patrick Welch On The Plame Incident

    - Remember the hullabaloo about The End of History? There were many of us who scoffed then at its hubris, the sheer arrogance of thinking we were "it". See... D.P. Welch: Loyal Opposition, Disloyal Regent [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00019.htm


    Chuckman Cartoon: Sharon's Wall

    - See... Chuckman Cartoon: The Wall [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00018.htm


    Links To Make You Think: Rumsfeld's Parked Millions and Japanese Nukes

    - Two stories that will appeal to those inclined to look behind the news. Needless to say neither of these stories is likely to appear in the Dompost any time soon. See... Scoop Links: Japanese Nukes & The Black Budget [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00017.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - My ever-Merciful Heart, overflowing with generosity, wants to prevent humanity’s total and eternal ruin. To save her, it was sacrificed on the Cross. See... Katya Rivas: Silence the Distrustful Tongues! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00016.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00003.htm
    Madge: Why Not Just Genetically Engineer Women For Milk?

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    One In Five Doctors Would Proscribe A Dooby

    - One in five doctors have patients who they know are using cannabis medicinally and many more would consider prescribing it if they were allowed, a Green Party survey of registered doctors has found. See... Doctors have their say on medicinal cannabis [1] and United Future…'Medicine-by-survey' charade shows Green obsession [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00037.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00041.htm


    Nats Congratulated On Discovery Of NZ Families

    New Zealand First has congratulated the National Party on belatedly recognizing, in 2003, that there are families in New Zealand. See... NZ First - The Real Family [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00042.htm


    ACT Asks Peter Dunne To Discover NZ Families

    - ACT New Zealand Families Spokesman Heather Roy today suggested that if United Future Leader Peter Dunne was so concerned about New Zealand families, then perhaps he should speak with families in New Zealand - rather than those in Utah. See... Afraid Of Being Out-Dunne, Peter? [1] and Peter Dunne's speech in Utah… Speech at Brigham Young Uni. Utah - Peter Dunne [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00036.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00026.htm


    $369,000 Worth Of NO

    - ACT Leader Richard Prebble released official information today that shows the government's ten foreshore hui cost one hundred and ninety-seven thousand dollars. See... $369,000 Spent on Hui-ing the Foreshore [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00040.htm


    Dr Don Writes And Speaks

    - Racial divisions in New Zealand are being heightened by this Government. See... Brash Report: Keep Racial Politics Out Of Researc [1] and Speech by Don Brash - A Nation in Peril [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00043.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00044.htm


    United Future Plans To Fine Parents For Truant Children

    - The Government needs to get serious on truancy and charge parents of truant children what it costs to educate each child each day - $19 for primary students and $27 for secondary students, United Future's Bernie Ogilvy said today. See... Ogilvy: Charge truants' parents $27 a day [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00039.htm


    Fewer Professional Coroners Better - Wilson

    - Speaking at the Australasian Coroners Conference in Christchurch, she said a number of policy proposals have been developed following the review of the country’s coronial system, which began with the Law Commission’s report in 2000. See... Changes proposed to Coroners Act [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00034.htm


    Goff To Bali For Bombing Commemorations

    - Foreign Minister Phil Goff is to represent the government at next Sunday's commemoration service in Bali for victims of last year's nightclub bombings. See... Goff to attend Bali commemorations [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00033.htm


    Peter Brown Upset At The Beeb

    - “The BBC should confine its reporting to events rather than, by inference, taking sideswipes at New Zealand First,” said New Zealand First Deputy Leader, Peter Brown. See... BBC : Stick To Your Own Patch [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00031.htm


    Auckland To Be Consulted Over Whenuapai Airport

    - Minister of Defence Mark Burton has today announced the next steps in deciding the future use of the land at Whenuapai Airbase. See... Public consultation key to future of Whenuapai [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00030.htm

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