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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY:
Greens Seek Maori Favour For Supreme Court Option
SPECIAL REPORT: The Supreme Court Battle Is Rejoined
Nobel Economics Prize Winner To Speak In NZ
NZ NEWS HEADLINES:
Amnesty Details Day Against The Death Penalty
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Catherine Austin Fitts: Is the Popsicle Index Important?
Streets Of London: The (Not So) Beautiful Game
David Miller: Supreme Court Move Arrogant And Unwise
Jason Leopold: More Damning ENRON Emails
Toni Solo: After Cancun The Screws Go On
UQ Wire: Two Years On A Status Report On 911 Inquiry
Jay Shaft: Talking To Iraq's Veterans (Part 2)
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
AA Dubs Road Transport Change The ''Road Prevention'' Bill
Truancy Measures Greeted With Provisos
Centre Right Axis Welcomes Education New Deal
GE Bill Progress Likened To A Greek Tragedy
Housing New Zealand Reports
Stupid Dog Control Bill Gets Less Stupid
Cross Ditch Cooperation On The Right To Know What You Eat
Dunne Says Anti-Smoking Lobbyists Undermine Democracy
Is George Snubbing Our Helen At APEC?
Bill English Thinking About Waitangi Day
NZ Orion To Stay In Gulf For Three More Months

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Supreme Court Vote Before Parliament Today

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

– For today’s questions for oral answer see... Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 14 October [1] . Come back this evening for the uncorrected transcript of the answers.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00287.htm

LEAD STORY:
Greens Seek Maori Favour For Supreme Court Option

- The Green Party is confident that Maori will benefit from the establishment of a Supreme Court, Maori Affairs spokesperson, Metiria Turei said today. See... Maori will benefit from Supreme Court, say Greens [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00284.htm


SPECIAL REPORT: The Supreme Court Battle Is Rejoined

- Progressives -A New Zealand Supreme Court better for business [1] - John Tamihere - National's collective amnesia on Privy Council [2] - NZ First - Privy Council Referendum [3] - Greens - Misinformation ruling Supreme Court debate [4] - United Future - Dunne rebuts ACT lie [5] - United Future - Smith: Supreme cynicism from Greens [6] - ACT - ACT Opposes The Politicisation Of New Zealand Courts [7] - CTU - Time Has Come for Privy Council Abolition [8] - Business Roundtable - Time to Push Harder for Supreme Court Referendum [9]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00289.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00307.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00261.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00271.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00270.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00268.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00267.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00103.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00126.htm


Nobel Economics Prize Winner To Speak In NZ

- Professor Clive Granger, co-winner of this year's Nobel Prize for Economics, is to speak at a conference, co-hosted by Victoria University, later this week. See... Nobel prize winner to visit Wellington [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0310/S00055.htm


NZ NEWS HEADLINES:

  • DVD plant opens in Auckland [1]
  • Special Education Staff Suspend Industrial Action [2]
  • Anti-war activist to ask for prison if convicted [3]
  • Provisional confirmation of pig disease [4]
  • International Education Sector Entering New Phase [5]
  • Bill Won’t Deliver Faster Network Completion [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00132.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0310/S00061.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00107.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00106.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0310/S00056.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00124.htm


    Amnesty Details Day Against The Death Penalty

    - Thousands of men and women are on death rows around the world, waiting to be executed by the state. Amnesty Internationals members are constantly writing to governments raising theirs concerns, calling for the prisoners death sentences to be commuted. See... Death Penalty: Cases and developments 2003 [1] ALSO: World Day Against the Death Penalty [2] - EU reaffirms position against the death penalty [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00104.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00103.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00101.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

    Middle East

  • Five ISM Volunteers Snatched By Israeli Soldiers [1]
  • Invasion in Rafah, 8 dead, dozens injured [2]
  • Updates from Rafah - [3]
  • Amnesty International
  • Burundi: Durable peace dependent on human rights [4]
  • South Korea: Terrorism Prevention Bill [5]
  • Nobel Peace Prize: Important recognition [6]
  • European Union
  • 100 million Euro funding for cancer research [7]
  • United Nations
  • UNICEF: Nobel Prize 'Is Like A Gift To Children [8]
  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00110.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00109.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00108.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00107.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00106.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00105.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00102.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00100.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Catherine Austin Fitts: Is the Popsicle Index Important?

    - A deterioriating Popsicle Index globally has been a leading indicator of the slide in our physical and financial security and the centralization of wealth through predatory currency, lending and business practices managed by the central banking and G-8 governmental apparatus. See... Mapping the Real Deal: Real Deal Dim Sum [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00119.htm


    Streets Of London: The (Not So) Beautiful Game

    - This has been the longest couple of weeks for football. A couple of weeks where the game has torn the carefully prepared PR packaging aside and given the public a glimpse at the real game. See... Streets Of London: Football’s Coming Home To Roost [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00121.htm


    David Miller: Supreme Court Move Arrogant And Unwise

    - The decision by Margaret Wilson and the Government to push the Supreme Court Bill through Parliament without a public referendum is both arrogant and unwise. See... David Miller: Labour Arrogance over Privy Council [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00120.htm


    Jason Leopold: More Damning ENRON Emails

    - Did bankrupt energy company Enron Corp. influence a controversial decision federal energy regulators made in November 2000 saying California wasn't entitled to more than $3 billion in refunds from power companies who allegedly gamed the state's wholesale electricity market? See... Leopold: Enron May Have Influenced FERC Probe [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00118.htm


    Toni Solo: After Cancun The Screws Go On

    - With the Cancun trade talks buried, the United States and the European Union are busy working out preferential bilateral and regional trade deals. These deals will pre-empt moves by developing countries to get some justice out of the World Trade Organization and its fellow enforcers of global "free trade" pillage, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. See... Toni Solo:The Nuts & Bolts Of Free Trade Extortion [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00117.htm


    UQ Wire: Two Years On A Status Report On 911 Inquiry

    - What really happened on September 11, 2001? Who was responsible? Were there warnings in advance or foreknowledge? Why was the military response to events delayed? See... UQ Wire: 9/11 - Status of the Investigations [1] . See also... 9-11 Probe Continues To Bypass Executive Branch [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00115.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00114.htm


    Jay Shaft: Talking To Iraq's Veterans (Part 2)

    - The following interview was with a Sergeant First Class in the United States Army. He has been deployed both in Afghanistan and most recently in Iraq in Falujah and in Kirkuk, which have been the heart of Iraqi resistance and attacks on US forces. See... US Soldiers to America: Bring Us Home Now (Pt. 2) [1] and US Soldiers to America: Bring Us Home Now (Pt. 1) [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00116.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00105.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - In the high regions, where human things are seen as a whole and in the completeness of the truth, live those who have perfect union of Will with Me and who anxiously desire from Me the total and sole manifestation. See... Katya Rivas: Happy Is He Who becomes One with Me [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00113.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    AA Dubs Road Transport Change The ''Road Prevention'' Bill

    - Touted as the means to get additional funding for roading the Land Transport Management Bill will merely dilute already inadequate road funding the Automobile Association warns. See... ''Road Prevention'' Bill Bad News for Majority [1] MORE: - Business NZ - A question for Mr Swain [2] - National - Transport Bill fails to go the distance [3] - ACT - New Zealand On The Road To Ruin [4] - United Future - United Future on the LTMB [5] - Business Roundtable - Road Legislation Fails to Clear the Green Hurdle [6] - Road Transport Forum - LTMB rejects need for an efficient road system [7] - Business NZ - Green Bill: Red Light For All Road Users [8] - EMA - Finicky Transport Bill Will Goad Motorists: EMA [9]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00113.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00115.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00266.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00282.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00279.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00122.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00121.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00119.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00116.htm


    Truancy Measures Greeted With Provisos

    - At last the Government is acknowledging there is a truancy problem, but the measures announced today look more like a public relations strategy than a serious attempt to tackle the serious problem, says National's Education Spokesperson Nick Smith. See... Too little, too late on truancy [1] MORE: - Govt. Announcement - $8.6 million to get students back into learning [2] - Greens - Truancy moves welcomed, but still must try harder [3] - ACT - Logic Absent From Mallard Initiatives [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00306.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00286.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00303.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00302.htm


    Centre Right Axis Welcomes Education New Deal

    - Organisations that want the education system to be overhauled are working together more publicly, in a sign of things to come, Education Forum policy advisor Norman LaRocque said today. See... New Zealand's Education System Needs A New Deal [1] MORE: - National - National welcomes new deal for education [2] - ACT - ACT Welcomes Education Forum's Schooling Vision [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0310/S00060.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00305.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00301.htm


    GE Bill Progress Likened To A Greek Tragedy

    - Watching the NOOM Bill proceeding through Parliament has been like watching a Greek tragedy unfold, Green Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today. See... Like watching a Greek a tragedy ... [1] MORE ON GE: - Greenpeace - Prime Minister's GE Attitude Dismal [2] - Dunedin Protestors - Images: Dunedin GE Free March - 11 October [3] - Mild Greens - GE - Death of Labour Government [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00304.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00111.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00114.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00101.htm


    Housing New Zealand Reports

    - Almost 30,000 people were assisted into housing and an additional 2,500 state rental properties provided last year, Housing Minister Steve Maharey said today. See... More homes provided by Housing NZ Corporation [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00300.htm


    Stupid Dog Control Bill Gets Less Stupid

    - National today welcomed the defeat of Government proposals to require all dog owners to provide a fenced off access to their front door. See... National defeats dog fencing laws [1] and the Ministers release… Dog control proposals supported by committee [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00296.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00288.htm


    Cross Ditch Cooperation On The Right To Know What You Eat

    - The Greens have created a slice of political history as, for the first time ever, parallel bills are being presented to both the New Zealand and Australian Parliaments. See... Kiwi, Aussie Greens create food fighting history [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00295.htm


    Dunne Says Anti-Smoking Lobbyists Undermine Democracy

    - By allowing ministries to fund groups lobbying on legislation in the making, the Government is undermining and abusing the democratic process, United Future leader Peter Dunne said today. See... Govt. Funding Lobbyists Undermines Democracy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00291.htm


    Is George Snubbing Our Helen At APEC?

    - It must be US President George W Bush's worst nightmare - denying Prime Minister Helen Clark a scheduled meeting, only to have her buttonhole him at the APEC summit, ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley said today. See... Bush's Worst Nightmare - Lunch With Helen [1] and PM visits Singapore, Vietnam &Thailand for APEC [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00285.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00281.htm


    Bill English Thinking About Waitangi Day

    - National Leader Bill English says he supports the call that New Zealand should look at a different day to celebrate the country's national day. See... National Leader supports a New Zealand day [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00283.htm


    NZ Orion To Stay In Gulf For Three More Months

    - A Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P-3 Orion aircraft deployed in the Gulf of Oman and Arabian Sea since May will remain for a further three months, Minister of Defence Mark Burton announced today. See... Orion to extend deployment for three months [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00274.htm

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