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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
Thousands Expected At Anti-GE March Auckland Saturday
Leading Academic Says Lifting GE Moratorium Will Endanger Native Flora
Tax Incentives To Lure “Talented People” To NZ
NZ NEWS HEADLINES:
U.S. House Committee Approves Sanctions On Syria
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News Is Eagerly Anticipating The Rugby World Cup
ZZZZzzzzzt Scoop Has Feedback
Jason Leopold: Arnie's New Role - The Deregulator
Stateside: Where Rosalea Gets Over The Recall
Dennis Hans On Novak's Role In Intimigate
Guest Opinion: Look And You Will See
UQ Wire: Michael Moore Has Seven Unanswered Questions
William Rivers Pitt Writes From Berlin
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Scoop Is In The House
Much Fun Is Had At Peter Dunne's Expense
Annette King Is Encouraged To Try It Before She Sprays It
ACT Asks Why Isn't George Coming To Godzone?
Deb Coddington Writes About Writing Her Book
Those Were The Days Of Our Select Committees
Southland Gets High Speed Internet
Employers Reminded About New OSH Law
Truant's Mother Deserves Bigger Fine
New Social Housing Funding Announced

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http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00079.htm
Culture Jamming Against GE In Auckland

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
Thousands Expected At Anti-GE March Auckland Saturday

- Auckland: Greenpeace spokesperson Steve Abel is expecting a big turn out for the GE free march in Auckland tomorrow. “This is going to be a history making event” said Abel. “Many thousands will turn up and send a clear public message to Helen Clark in opposition to the lifting of the moratorium.” See... Thousands expected at Saturday’s GE Free march [1] MORE: - Wellington GE Coalition - Wellington GE demo should be a cracker! [2] - Greens - Govt ignores GE marches at its peril [3] - United Future - Baldock: GM - less moratorium; more management [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00073.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00080.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00221.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00232.htm


Leading Academic Says Lifting GE Moratorium Will Endanger Native Flora

- "The lifting of the moratorium on genetic modification will place native flora and fauna at risk", that is the view of Dr Leonie Pihama, the Director of the International Research Institute for Maori and Indigenous Education at The University of Auckland. See... Lifting of G.M. Moratorium [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00072.htm


Tax Incentives To Lure “Talented People” To NZ

- Foreigners and returning New Zealanders who have been away at least ten years may be given a tax holiday on their overseas income in a measure to assist businesses to attract talented people to work in New Zealand. See... Tax change to encourage talent to NZ [1] ALSO: Cullen Speech To ICANZ Tax Conference [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00215.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00214.htm


NZ NEWS HEADLINES:

  • Waihopai Spybase Protest [1]
  • Fisheries Ministry seizes Japanese hoki vessel [2]
  • Salvation Army On Children’s Homes Complaints [3]
  • Floods Highlight Wellington’s Transport Needs [4]
  • National Home Business Week Celebrations Begin [5]
  • Pacific Islands Media Assn Full Coverage [6]
  • Information Bus Aims To Capture Community Feedback [7]
  • Hawke's Bay DHB Appoints Chief Operating Officer [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00077.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00076.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00070.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00099.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00097.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00069.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0310/S00087.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0310/S00032.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0310/S00023.htm
    NEW BOOK: GE Sellout – Available Now…

    U.S. House Committee Approves Sanctions On Syria

    - The House of Representatives' International Relations Committee overwhelmingly approved legislation October 8 that would impose limited sanctions against Syria. See… U.S. Considers Bill Imposing Sanctions on Syria [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00083.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

    Amnesty International

  • Global Arms Trade Dangerously Unregulated [1]
  • Thailand: Executions Must Stop [2]
  • United Nations
  • UN Radio: More Judges Needed for Rwanda War Crimes [3]
  • Secretary-General condemns Baghdad violence [4]
  • Security Council welcomes Burundi agreement [5]
  • Colombians flocking to Bogotá need more help [6]
  • New prosecutor for Rwandan war crimes [7]
  • Launch Of Global Control Arms Campaign [8]
  • Asia Pacific
  • Seoul Hopes to Take Nuke Issue to S-N Talks [9]
  • China to Launch Manned Space Flight on Oct. 15 [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00093.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00092.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00099.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00098.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00097.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00096.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00095.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00094.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00090.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00091.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00091.htm
    IMAGE: China to Launch Manned Space Flight on Oct. 15

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News Is Eagerly Anticipating The Rugby World Cup

    - I told this story at my father's funeral. When I was 13 years old, I missed out on the Under 14 Open A team at the Burnside Rugby Club. There weren't enough of us to make up a B side, so we were moved up to the Under 15 Under... See... Public Address 10/10/03 - The Forward Pack [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00088.htm


    ZZZZzzzzzt Scoop Has Feedback

    - I was horrified to see Ambassador Swindells repeating the lies of George Bush. The UN weapons inspectors were not thrown out by Saddam Hussein in 1998 but were asked to leave by President Clinton before yet another unjustified attack on Iraq. See... Scoop Letters: Swindells - Privy Council - Holmes [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00081.htm


    Jason Leopold: Arnie's New Role - The Deregulator

    - Forget about the Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger is taking on a new role as Governor-elect of California: The Deregulator. See... Jason Leopold: From Terminator To Deregulator [1] MORE RECALL COMMENTARY: - Hard News - Public Address 09/10/03 - Beasts And Beastliness [2] - Daniel Patrick Welch - Daniel Patrick Welch: Stay In Bed [3] - Reader Opinion - The fun is over for Arnold [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00087.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00078.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00075.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00070.htm


    Stateside: Where Rosalea Gets Over The Recall

    - While everyone else is oohing an aahing over Governor-elect ArSchwarz, your intrepid little scooper has delved beneath the surface and come up with these (paraphrased) gems from the California Secretary of State's website that have implications for which political parties will now be qualified to field candidates in the March 2, 2004 presidential primary in California: See... Stateside: Two Wily Old Dogs Shaking Off Fleas [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00086.htm


    Dennis Hans On Novak's Role In Intimigate

    - As a thoughtful fellow whose politics are a tad left of center, I don’t agree too often with Robert Novak, the staunchly conservative syndicated columnist and CNN talking head. See... Dennis Hans: In (Partial) Praise of Robert Novak [1] . See also...Ben Tripp: CIA Fu [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00085.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00073.htm


    Guest Opinion: Look And You Will See

    - It would be impossible for me to overstate or exaggerate the devastation that has been imposed on Iraq, and the most troubling, consistent, and unacceptable reason for this devastation has been the failure of the international community, over long decades, to see the Iraqi people. See... Guest Opinion: Seeing the Iraqi People [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00084.htm


    UQ Wire: Michael Moore Has Seven Unanswered Questions

    - I have seven questions for you, Mr Bush. I ask them on behalf of the 3,000 who died that September day, and I ask them on behalf of the American people. See... UQ Wire: Answers please, Mr Bush [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00091.htm


    William Rivers Pitt Writes From Berlin

    - I am writing this essay from an internet cafe nestled in a blue-collar neighborhood in Berlin, Germany. I have been, in the last week, to Amsterdam, Antwerp and The Hague. See... UQ Wire: The Mission [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00090.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - Blessed, sovereign, and glorious is My Name in Heaven and venerated on earth. Upon the echo of My name, all hell flees, and he who willingly invokes Me finds what he loses, consoles himself in all affliction, and opens his heart to hope. See... Katya Rivas: Man Calls Me Always with Little Love [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00083.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Scoop Is In The House

    – Click here for Thursday's Questions & Answers 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/S00209.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00166.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00140.htm


    Much Fun Is Had At Peter Dunne's Expense

    - United Future leader, Peter Dunne, says while he welcomes advice from senior MP’s concerning his Prime Ministerial ambitions, “considering the source is a couple of fading politicians of yesteryear, I must regretfully decline it.” See... Dunne declines fading politicians’ advice [1] MORE: - Winston Peters - Dunne’s PM Pipe Dream Pure Pantomine - Peters [2] - Matt Robson - Dunne diverting attention from his failure [3] - Richard Prebble - Move Over, Reuben Thorne [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00212.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00208.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00207.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00204.htm


    Annette King Is Encouraged To Try It Before She Sprays It

    - The Green Party is challenging Health Minister Annette King to go to Hamilton and stand in the spray path of the aircraft dousing residents with the toxic chemical cocktail Foray 48B. See... Greens tell Health Minister to go and get sprayed [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00211.htm


    ACT Asks Why Isn't George Coming To Godzone?

    ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley today demanded to know how much evidence would make the Government realise things are not all well with New Zealand-US relations, in light of reports that US President George W Bush has left us off his travel itinerary. See... Labour Must Remove Its Anti-US Tinted Glasses [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00224.htm


    Deb Coddington Writes About Writing Her Book

    - Last night we held the first launch of "Let Parents Choose", a little book I wrote while I was at Cambridge University as a Wolfson Press Fellow researching the Dutch and Swedish system of freedom in education. See... Liberty Belle: Launching "Let Parents Choose" [1] MORE POLLIE COLUMNS: - Marc Alexander - Families being spanked by political correctness [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00226.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00228.htm


    Those Were The Days Of Our Select Committees

    - There were 18 committee meetings, all in the parliamentary complex. See... Select Committee Business to 10 October 2003 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00225.htm


    Southland Gets High Speed Internet

    - Prime Minister Helen Clark today launched Project Probe in Southland, an initiative which will provide high-speed internet access to 95 per cent of the region. See... PM launches high-speed internet initiative [1] and Minister welcomes Southland’s broadband initiative [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00231.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00227.htm


    Employers Reminded About New OSH Law

    - Labour Minister Margaret Wilson today reminded the country’s employers they have until early November to put in place employee participation systems in their workplaces. See... Health & safety deadline for employers [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00230.htm


    Truant's Mother Deserves Bigger Fine

    - The mother of a Nelson girl facing court because the 13-year-old has missed school on 83 of 146 school days this year will face a maximum $150 fine if convicted - the amount should by $2280, United Future education spokesman Bernie Ogilvy said today. See... What price 83 days of missed education [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00229.htm


    New Social Housing Funding Announced

    - Housing Minister Steve Maharey opened a workshop in Palmerston North this afternoon about the $63 million now available to community groups and local government for social housing initiatives. See... Maharey launches new social housing funding [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00219.htm

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