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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
Action For Children Group Says Abuse Must Stop
Export Values Dip For August
NEW ZEALAND NEWS HEADLINES:
Israel Air Strike Against Syria Draws Outrage
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Bev Harris's Black Box Voting - Chapters 1-7
Banned Newspaper Publisher Wins Media Freedom Award
Stateside: Rosalea On The California Recall
Meditations On The California Recall
Fox News Network Viewers Misunderstand World Events
Weekend Offerings From Public Address
SRA Commentary: War Oil And The Markets
The Real Deal: A Letter to the Wall Street Journal
Talk Radio Host's Drug Problems Highlight Hypocrisy
TomFlocco.com Outlines Issues Of 2004
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Parties Politicise Paekakariki's Plight
Who Let The Dogs Out?
Ahmed Zaoui Should Be Moved Immediately
Young Druggies Need New Approach
Lets Pay For Clapped Out Cars Say Greens
Street Crime Out Of Control Says Ryall
The Letter: The World According To ACT
New BSA Chief Joanne Morris

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
Action For Children Group Says Abuse Must Stop

- A United Nations report released this weekend highlights substantial and wide-ranging concerns about New Zealand children and young people. In the report to the New Zealand Government, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child looks at this country's progress in implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child. New Zealand ratified the Convention ten years ago. See… UN report highlights concerns about NZ Children [1] REACTION: - National - Govt turns its back on children [2] - Greens - Greens draw up their own anti-smacking bill [3] - Progressives - Urgent need to do more for children [4] - ACT - UN Committee Out Of Touch [5] - ACT - Why Take The UN And Dump The Privy Council? [6] - Christian Heritage - UN Committee Misses The Point On Child Abuse [7] - PHA - UN reports on child poverty in New Zealand [8] - Barnardos - It’s time for action, says Barnardos [9]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00023.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00076.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00087.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00096.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00099.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00088.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00031.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00030.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00029.htm


Export Values Dip For August

- The updated value of merchandise exports for August 2003 was $2,307 million, 3.4 percent lower than August 2002, according to Statistics New Zealand. Logs, wood and wood articles, specifically logs and sawn timber, made the largest contribution to the lower export value this month. See… August Export Value Updated [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00051.htm


NEW ZEALAND NEWS HEADLINES:

  • Call for Action Over Workplace Death Figures [1]
  • Treaty Conference 2003 Tamaki Makaurau, Oct 2-4 [2]
  • Young Generations Increasingly Society’s Worriers [3]
  • Wine Label Continues Winning Streak [4]
  • Boom in new vehicle sales shows no sign of slowing [5]
  • University negotiations begin [6]
  • UV Index Warns Of Deadly Radiation [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00022.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00021.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00050.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00044.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00040.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0310/S00014.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0310/S00011.htm


    Israel Air Strike Against Syria Draws Outrage

    - United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today strongly deplored the Israeli air strike on Syrian territory, warning that it could inflame violence in the troubled region. See... Israeli Air Strike on Syrian Territory Deplored [1] ALSO:Israel Details Defence Force Action in Syria [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00036.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00038.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

    United Nations

  • Afghanistan: UN refugee agency deplores attacks on UN workers [1]
  • From Amnesty International
  • Jamaica: the killing of the Braeton Seven [2]
  • Philippines: Children on death row [3]
  • Asia Pacific
  • Journalist Raps NZ Travel Journalism With A Whine [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00035.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00032.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00033.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00031.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Bev Harris's Black Box Voting - Chapters 1-7

    - Read It Now Black Box Voting – The book is out of the gate. Go here for FREE electronic chapters 1-7. New uploads are scheduled every two days. (They may come sooner.) See... Black Box Voting: Read The Book, It's Free & HERE! [1]


    [1] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=usacoup


    Banned Newspaper Publisher Wins Media Freedom Award

    - Kalafi Moala won the Media Freedom Award for the second year in a row at the Pacific Media Awards last night. See... Kalafi Moala Wins Media Freedom Award [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00034.htm


    Stateside: Rosalea On The California Recall

    - One is tempted to ask if that is a horse's arse one sees entering the gates of Sacramento, doing its business and then skipping gaily off across the horizon. See... Stateside with Rosalea: Arianna of Troy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00033.htm


    Meditations On The California Recall

    - Viewed from Michigan, my home state where I’m visiting family, the California recall election looks both silly and significant. ''Crazy Californians'' will indicate on Tuesday whether America has hit bottom, or the world will have to suffer through ... See... Meditations (Politics): "As California Goes..." [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00041.htm


    Fox News Network Viewers Misunderstand World Events

    - A new study based on a series of seven nationwide polls conducted from January through September of this year reveals that before and after the Iraq war, a majority of Americans have had significant misperceptions and these are highly related to support for the war with Iraq. See... Link Between Misinformation and Misconception [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00040.htm


    Weekend Offerings From Public Address

    - Horribly hungover on Saturday morning, my phone wakes me. It's a mate asking if I'm still playing cricket. "Whaddya mean 'still'. No. I told you, I'm hanging up my gloves … ah bat …pads … See... Public Address 06/10/03 - Seasonings [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00043.htm


    SRA Commentary: War Oil And The Markets

    - The communiqué of the G7 meeting concluded over the weekend of September 20 and 21 was a masterpiece of the obvious. See... SRA: Nationalise Defence, Internationalise Oil [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00039.htm


    The Real Deal: A Letter to the Wall Street Journal

    - ''I fear you buried your lead. The reason citizens develop theories is because those with the responsibility, authority and resources to provide answers fail to do their job." See... UQ Wire: Failure to Provide Answers Fuels Stories [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00038.htm


    Talk Radio Host's Drug Problems Highlight Hypocrisy

    - The reaction to the drug problem - and drug felonies - recently alleged against Rush Limbaugh highlight sharply the differences between conservative morality and liberal/progressive morality. See... Rush Limbaugh May Teach Conservatives A Lesson [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00037.htm


    TomFlocco.com Outlines Issues Of 2004

    - The site will commence its developing new look with a view toward the confluence of unrelenting stories about war in Iraq, perpetration of stock and mutual fund fraud, and "governance by greed" on Wall Street. See... Link: Tom Flocco - Crucial Causes Of Our Time [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00036.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - Among the first brilliance of creation came forth a man who would be in the created world, My representative and that of all creatures. See... Katya Rivas: Victory to Men of Good Will! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00035.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00086.htm
    IMAGE: Ahmed Zaoui - Tortured In New Zealand?

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Parties Politicise Paekakariki's Plight

    - ACT New Zealand Wellington-based MP Heather Roy today called on the Government to prioritise approval of the Transmission Gully route, after the weekend's atrocious weather highlighted just how vulnerable State Highway One is to natural disaster. See... Transmission Gully - Now [1] , Peter Dunne...Why are we (still) waiting? [2] , and the Government… Minister to present cheque at Paekakariki [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00085.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00084.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00093.htm


    Who Let The Dogs Out?

    - The Department of Conservation is to mount a major crackdown on uncontrolled dogs in Te Urewera National Park after dogs have killed two thirds of the monitored kiwi in a key refuge in the park, Conservation Minister Chris Carter announced today. See... Dogs maul kiwi in national park kiwi refuge [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00081.htm


    Ahmed Zaoui Should Be Moved Immediately

    - Green MP Keith Locke is accusing the Government of being responsible for the mental torture of Algerian asylum seeker Ahmed Zaoui and is demanding that he be immediately moved out of Paremoremo Prison. See... Zaoui victim of mental torture, says Locke [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00086.htm


    Young Druggies Need New Approach

    - New Zealand First has called for new strategies to help the families of an increasing number of juvenile drug users. See... New Strategies Needed For Junior Addicts [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00098.htm


    Lets Pay For Clapped Out Cars Say Greens

    - The Green Party is proposing a refundable deposit on car purchases that would be paid back when the car's final owner takes it along to the wreckers' yard. See... Greens propose 'wreck refund' on cars [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00095.htm


    Street Crime Out Of Control Says Ryall

    - Figures showing that young New Zealanders fear violent crime is running rampant and the drug problem is getting worse prove that Labour's lost its grip on law and order, says National's Police spokesman, Tony Ryall. See... Street crime rampant - just ask young NZ'ers [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00094.htm


    The Letter: The World According To ACT

    – On Saturday, ACT dismantled the intellectual and moral basis of Labour’s foreshore proposals. ACT held a dialogue with all NZ and some of the leading authorities to produce a positive solution. See... ACT's The Letter - Monday, 6 October 2003 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00090.htm


    New BSA Chief Joanne Morris

    - Wellington-based barrister and solicitor Joanne Morris OBE has been appointed as the new chair of the Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA), Broadcasting Minister Steve Maharey said today. See... New Chair for the Broadcasting Standards Authority [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00089.htm

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