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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY:
Work Stoppages Down For Quarter
Lincoln Remains Open Despite Student Diagnosed With TB
NZ NEWS HEADLINES:
Massey Students Arrested After Occupation
Schwarzenegger Wins Cali Governor Race
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Ca. Recall: Hard News Is There!
Ca. Recall: Daniel Patrick Welch: A Kafkaesque Morning
Ca. Recall: The Fun Is Over For The Governator
Martin LeFevre: Child Abuse
Jay Shaft: Living on the Edge of Disaster
Ben Tripp Investigates Intimigate
An Open Letter From Afghanistan To America
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
A Growing Stoush Over Anti-smoking Lobbying
Huntly's Super Mine Shows Rma Not Working – Greens
As Supreme Court Edges Closer Opposition Mounts
Winston Pats Himself On The Back
Coddington Launches Her New Education Book
Anti-Union Principals Being Punished In The Pocket
Auckland's Maori Mental Health Unit Closes
Peter Dunne Says He May One Day Be PM
Alcohol Is The Number One Problem Drug
ERMA Appointments Made
Govt. Dismissing Students' Plight – Nandor
Full Coveraage: The US Ambassador's Speech That Wasn't

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

– Click here for Thursday’s Questions For Oral Answer [1] And... Wednesday’s Questions & Answers For Oral Answer [2] And... here for Tuesday's Questions & Answers For Oral Answer [3] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00185.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00166.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00140.htm


LEAD STORY:
Work Stoppages Down For Quarter

- Five work stoppages ended in the June 2003 quarter, according to latest figures from Statistics New Zealand. There were four complete strikes that resulted in the loss of wages and salaries, and person-days of work. There was one partial strike. See... Five Work Stoppages Ended in June Quarter [1] ALSO: Govt: Low Work Stoppage Figures Continue [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00087.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00183.htm


Lincoln Remains Open Despite Student Diagnosed With TB

- Primary contacts of the student (people who have had recent one-to-one interactions) are being contacted by Community and Public Health staff to establish whether they need to be tested. Lincoln Student Diagnosed With TB [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0310/S00039.htm


NZ NEWS HEADLINES:

  • ERMA Appointments Announced [1]
  • QPEC: Govt Celebrates Ignobility of Student Debt Stats [2]
  • HANZ Appalled At $2m Funding To Anti-Smoking Lobby [3]
  • Chartered Accountants Urge Retention Of Privy Council [4]
  • Kiwi 'Dossing' Film Wins Uk Award [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00182.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0310/S00029.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00055.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00054.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0310/S00040.htm


    Massey Students Arrested After Occupation

    - Up to ten students have been arrested after the student occupation of the Massey University Registry protesting fee rises. See… Student leaders arrested at Massey occupation [1] ALSO: Victoria students outraged by mass arrests [2] - Lincoln students disappointed at Massey arrests [3] - OUSA supports Massey students [4] - Massey Staff Support Student Demands [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0310/S00038.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0310/S00037.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0310/S00034.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0310/S00031.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0310/S00030.htm


    Schwarzenegger Wins Cali Governor Race


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00065.htm
    CAPTION: The Governator

    - The election of Arnold Schwarzenegger has confirmed something for me; democracy will probably disappear. See... Biff Guevara; Democracy Is On The Way Out [1] See also… Chuckman Cartoons: Heil Governator! [2] and Chuckman Cartoon: The Governator Online [3]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00077.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00065.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00049.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

    Asia Pacific

  • Japan Urged Not to Meddle In US-Korea Nuke Talks [1]
  • Roh Optimistic on Six-Way North Korea Nukes Talks [2]
  • ASEAN Leaders China, Japan, ROK hold 10+3 meeting [3]
  • Middle East
  • IDF Says Terrorists Fire From Lebanon Into Israel [4]
  • U.S. Urges Middle East Avoid Heightened Tensions [5]
  • Israel Rampages Control Of Palestinian Territories [6]
  • United States
  • US Will Not Accept Major Change To Iraq Resolution [7]
  • Ries: U.S & EU Must Move Forward on Trade, Growth [8]
  • Bush Wants To Know Who Leaked Name Of CIA Agent [9]
  • United Nations
  • UN Radio: Mission Finds Evidence of Congo Massacre [10]
  • UN team finds 65 bodies in eastern DR of Congo [11]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00071.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00072.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00073.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00070.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00065.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00069.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00067.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00068.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00066.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00063.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00061.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Ca. Recall: Hard News Is There!

    - So Californians get their wish: a movie actor with no coherent policy platform is to take charge of their basket-case state. And Arnie comes in with a problem that might make the groping allegations look irrelevant... See... Public Address 09/10/03 - Beasts And Beastliness [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00078.htm

    Ca. Recall: Daniel Patrick Welch: A Kafkaesque Morning

    - California awoke one morning to find itself governed by a giant cockroach. It's official: we are now living inside a Kafka novel-though even Kafka couldn't have predicted the turn of events that would bring us to this point. See... Daniel Patrick Welch: Stay In Bed [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00075.htm


    Ca. Recall: The Fun Is Over For The Governator

    - As "The Terminator" beams his Hollywood smile in front of all the cameras in the finale of what is effectively another day in front of the camera I wonder if he is worrying about the $38 billion state deficit or will he only worry about that when he is sitting in the office in Sacramento? See... The fun is over for Arnold [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00070.htm


    Martin LeFevre: Child Abuse

    - Jason, my six-year-old nephew, is an impish, mischievous, athletic, and sensitive boy. I haven’t seen him since he was a year old, so I am a new person to him, as he is to me. See... Meditations: Child Abuse a Crime Against Humanity [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00076.htm


    Jay Shaft: Living on the Edge of Disaster

    - To be a borderline poverty level working mother is becoming a reality for more and more single, hard working mothers. The edge of financial disaster is becoming familiar territory for millions of women and the families they struggle to support. See... Jay Shaft: Being a Poor Working Mother in America [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00074.htm


    Ben Tripp Investigates Intimigate

    - I may be terribly old-fashioned –I still wear a waistcoat and spats- but I’ve always lived by the simple dictum ''don’t dick with the Central Intelligence Agency''. See... Ben Tripp: CIA Fu [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00073.htm


    An Open Letter From Afghanistan To America

    - "When I saw my little boy with those monstrous red tumors, I thought to myself, why is it difficult for Americans to understand that they are hated in our country. If I do this to the child of an American family, that family has the right to pull my eyes out of my eye sockets. " See... When American Intangibles Do Not Save Afghan Lives [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00072.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - Hail, Celestial Queen crowned Mother of the Eternal Word. He who descended from you and to whom you gave human life exalts you in the Heavens of eternal harmonies, you, sublime harmony of Paradise. See... Katya Rivas: Honor My Mother in Heaven & Earth [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00071.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    A Growing Stoush Over Anti-smoking Lobbying

    - The Government changed contracts with non-government organisations (NGOs) so that the organisations could support new Government legislation, National Health Spokesperson Dr Lynda Scott says. See... Labour changed contracts to allow paid lobbying [1] MORE: - NZ Govt - O’Connor welcomes move [2] - ACT - Health Dollars Spent Lobbying MPs [3] - MOH - Advocating Non-Smoking Activities Passed [4] - ATAK - Tobacco Control Groups Save Lives [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00203.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00201.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00167.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0310/S00026.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0310/S00025.htm


    Huntly's Super Mine Shows Rma Not Working – Greens

    - In the wake of the Huntly coal mine debacle, the Green party is urging the Minister for the Environment to amend the Resource Management Act (RMA) to allow a review of council notification decisions by the Environment Court. See... Huntly farce proves law not working [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00200.htm


    As Supreme Court Edges Closer Opposition Mounts

    - "Labour's failure to gain widespread support for its Supreme Court further undermines its credibility," says National Party Leader Bill English. See... Supreme Court a Trojan horse for hidden agenda [1] MORE: - Progressive Coal. - Supreme Court good for jobs [2] - United Future – United Future backs Supreme Court referendum [3] and Letting the facts spoil the story [4] - ACT - Supreme Court Bill Must Be Amended [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00198.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00199.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00176.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00181.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00168.htm


    Winston Pats Himself On The Back

    - “This is an exciting time for New Zealand First and its growing membership base and is a time for us to reflect on our origins, to assess our progress, and to plan for the future,” said New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters. See... New Zealand First Celebrates Success [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00197.htm


    Coddington Launches Her New Education Book

    - ACT New Zealand Education Spokesman Deborah Coddington was today pleased to launch `Let Parents Choose', the culmination of the research she undertook earlier this year as a Qantas Press Fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge. See... Let Parents Choose [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00196.htm


    Anti-Union Principals Being Punished In The Pocket

    - School principals who are not members of the teachers union are to be punished by several thousand dollars in the latest pay settlement, says National's Education Spokesperson Nick Smith, after being approached by angry principals. See... Minister punishes non-union principals [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00194.htm


    Auckland's Maori Mental Health Unit Closes

    - The imminent closure of the inpatient service at New Zealand's only residential Maori mental health unit, in Auckland, is the last straw in the appalling mishandling of Maori mental health care, Green MP Sue Bradford said today. See... Loss of Maori mental health care beds a disgrace [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00193.htm


    Peter Dunne Says He May One Day Be PM

    - Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for the invitation to speak to you on my view of New Zealand politics today and where I see it heading in the not-too-distant future. See... Peter Dunne Speech to Diplomatic Club - Oct. 9th [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00191.htm


    Alcohol Is The Number One Problem Drug

    - Teenage binge drinking and alcohol related harm is likely to increase if New Zealand First and United support a National-led government after the next election, Progressive leader Jim Anderton says. See... Nats ACT & NZ First support teenage binge drinking [1] , Alcohol is NZ's No. 1 problem drug - Speech Notes [2] and Alcohol is New Zealand's Number One Problem Drug [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00189.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00188.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00187.htm


    ERMA Appointments Made

    - Environment Minister Marian Hobbs has announced two appointments to the Environmental Risk Management Authority, the decision-making body regulating hazardous substances and new organisms, including GM. See... ERMA appointments [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00182.htm


    Govt. Dismissing Students' Plight – Nandor

    - The Government has once again dismissed the plight of students with its defence of the student loans scheme in Parliament today, said Green MP Nandor Tanczos. See... Government in trouble over tertiary policy [1] , Student debt up, up and away [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00175.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00171.htm


    Full Coveraage: The US Ambassador's Speech That Wasn't

    - See... Remarks by US Ambassador Charles J. Swindells [1] REACTION: - Bill English - Foreign policy deception is exposed [2] - National - US seeks to clarify relations with NZ [3] - ACT - Government Must Take Its Head Out Of The Sand [4] - ACT - Friendly, But Firm, Warning From US Ambassador [5] - Lockwood Smith (NAT) - Foreign Policy link to failed trade agreement [6] - Simon Power (NAT) - What happened to free speech at Victoria Uni? [7]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00053.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00170.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00190.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00184.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00152.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00160.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00159.htm

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