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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY:
Contact and Genesis To Explore For Liquified Natural Gas
And Behold With A Word Franken-Food Was Born
NEW ZEALAND NEWS HEADLINES:
SPECIAL REPORT: Supreme Court Vote Severs British Apron Strings
Rafah: Israel Embarks On Killing And Destruction Spree
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Gas Sale Brings Crisis To Bolivia
Molesworth & Featherston On Politics
Hard News And More Is There!
Reader Opinion: Not At All Impressed
Bush Takes On The Role Of White House Detective
Bernard Weiner: The Hard Road Not Taken
Jim Rarey: The Murder Of Dr David Kelly
Former CIA Operative On The Plame Incident
Cartoon: Clark & Bush - Two Faces One Body
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
New Zealand Expresses View At UN On Israel's Wall
Report On Te Mangai Paho Funding Concerns
Dr Don Resurrects A Parable On Saving
Jeanette Fitzsimons Prophetic Abilities Questioned
Bill English Promises To Continue The Supreme Court Battle
The Sex For Residency Scrap Heats Up
The Spraying Of Hamilton
Statistics Survey Decisions Applauded
Lockwood Has Some Advice For The PM On APEC
Tougher Child Porn Laws On Goff's Agenda
Countering Terrorism In The House

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Barbara Lee Debuts at L’Oreal New Zealand Fashion Week

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

– For today's questions see... Questions for Oral Answer - Wednesday, 15 October [1] . Click here for... Tuesday’s Questions and Answers for Oral Answer [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00337.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00324.htm


LEAD STORY:
Contact and Genesis To Explore For Liquified Natural Gas

- Contact Energy Ltd and Genesis Power Limited today announced the formation of an alliance to explore the development of a liquified natural gas (LNG) receiving facility in New Zealand. See... Companies Team Up To Explore LNG Potential [1] ALSO: Questions And Answers On LNG [2] and In the National Interest - John Tamihere Speech [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00140.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00141.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00338.htm


And Behold With A Word Franken-Food Was Born

- Mr Speaker, I move that the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Amendment Bill, the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Amendment Bill (No2), the Medicines Amendment Bill (No2) and the Biosecurity Amendment Bill (No 2) be now read a third time. See... Third reading of the NOOM Bill [1] ALSO: MP’s betray National interest [2] - Fitzsimmons' Noom Bill 3rd reading speech [3] - Anderton Stands Against Lifting GE Moratorium [4] - Jim Sutton Speech To Horticulture Industry [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00315.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00126.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00323.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00319.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00314.htm


NEW ZEALAND NEWS HEADLINES:

  • ACC To Launch Health & Safety Guidelines For Temp Workers [1]
  • Business as usual for World Vision staff in Iraq [2]
  • Otago Announces 2004 Arts Fellowship Recipients [3]
  • Draft Local Loop and Public Data Network Unbundling Released [4]
  • Markets fire on all cylinders [5]
  • Unionists to Gather for Biennial Conference Next Week [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00124.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00123.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0310/S00063.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00138.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00137.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00136.htm


    SPECIAL REPORT: Supreme Court Vote Severs British Apron Strings

    - Bill English - Public ignored in act of supreme arrogance [1] - National - Labour misses the point - again [2] - United Future - Supreme Court to be delivered with injustice [3] - Progressives -A New Zealand Supreme Court better for business [4] - John Tamihere - National's collective amnesia on Privy Council [5] - NZ First - Privy Council Referendum [6] - Greens - Misinformation ruling Supreme Court debate [7] - United Future - Dunne rebuts ACT lie [8] - United Future - Smith: Supreme cynicism from Greens [9] - ACT - ACT Opposes The Politicisation Of New Zealand Courts [10] - CTU - Time Has Come for Privy Council Abolition [11] - Business Roundtable - Time to Push Harder for Supreme Court Referendum [12]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00322.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00321.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00313.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00289.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00307.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00261.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00271.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00270.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00268.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00267.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00103.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00126.htm



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    IMAGE & STORY: Bush Sets Up Commission To 'Free' Cuba From Castro

    Rafah: Israel Embarks On Killing And Destruction Spree

    - Electricity and phone lines have been cut in many areas of Rafah. Sewage lines and the basic infrastructure of the city have been destroyed and the Mayor of the municipality has declared the area a disaster zone. As of the writing of this release there have been 10 killed (including at least 3 children, and one ambulance driver). See... Rafah Being Destroyed By Israeli Occupation [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00145.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

  • Bush Administration Targets Greenpeace [1]
  • From The United Nations
  • UN Radio Security Council Discusses New Iraq Resolution [2]
  • Annan says no ‘major shift’ in new Iraq resolution [3]
  • Liberians Told Liberia Is Theirs To Rebuild [4]
  • Annan expresses concern about violence in Bolivia [5]
  • Seagrass declining worldwide, threatening wildlife [6]
  • From The Middle East
  • Israeli Commandos Storm Salah Al Jermi’s House [7]
  • Mohammed al-Dura's Father Denied Medical Care [8]
  • US Acquiescence Slaughters Palestinian Civilians [9]
  • From Asia Pacific
  • Journalists Attacked During Drug Raid In Medan [10]
  • China hopes EU Police Enhances Bilateral Ties [11]
  • FM spokeswoman on China's EU Policy Paper [12]
  • Koreas Begin 12th Ministerial Talks [13]
  • North Korea Says U.S. Abuse of United Nations under Fire [14]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00134.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00144.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00143.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00142.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00141.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00139.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00131.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00135.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00132.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00120.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00130.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00129.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00128.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00127.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Gas Sale Brings Crisis To Bolivia

    - Bolivia is once again in a state of political crisis. Since mid-September, a wave of protest has spread across the country demanding government action on a variety of issues - the main one suspension of a proposed mega-deal to sell Bolivian natural gas to California. See... Bolivia In Crisis Over Gas Sale To California [1] and Bolivia’s Gas Warfare Becomes Explosive [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00134.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00147.htm


    Molesworth & Featherston On Politics

    - Public Private Partnerships are a step closer with the return from select committee of the Land Transport Management Bill. See... Molesworth & Featherston - 14 October 2003 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00117.htm


    Hard News And More Is There!

    Salam Pax is back in the 'hood! The Baghdad Blogger pretty much gave up posting while he was out of Iraq promoting his book, but he appears to have had a high old time of it in London and elsewhere, and has plenty to say on his return... See... Public Address 15/10/03 - Festivals [1] and Public Address 14/10/03 - Respect [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00132.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00122.htm


    Reader Opinion: Not At All Impressed

    - October 14 2003 was a Red-Letter day in New Zealand’s history. This was the day that a minority government finally showed that New Zealand was no longer a democracy. See... Reader Opinion: Draco Would Be Proud [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00131.htm


    Bush Takes On The Role Of White House Detective

    - Donning a battered fedora and a worn raincoat, President Bush announced that he has decided to investigate the ‘mysterious’ White House leak, which led to the outing of undercover CIA agent Valeria Plame. See... Bush Investigates The Mysterious White House Leak [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00130.htm


    Bernard Weiner: The Hard Road Not Taken

    - Can we just acknowledge that there is no "road map" to peace in the Middle East? Under Bush, there is no U.S.-sponsored avenue or boulevard or street or back alley that could possibly take the parties to a solution. See... Bernard Weiner: There Is No "Road Map" to Peace [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00129.htm


    Jim Rarey: The Murder Of Dr David Kelly

    - This first part lays out the case from the evidence presented in the Hutton inquiry why the death of Dr. David Kelly was not by suicide. Part two will show the reasons, in this writer's opinion, Dr. Kelly was killed. See... Medium Rare: The Murder Of Dr. David Kelly [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00128.htm


    Former CIA Operative On The Plame Incident

    - Critics Question Credibility of FBI Investigation into White House Leak Exposing CIA Operative - Interview with Ray McGovern, retired CIA analyst, conducted by Scott Harris See... CIA Officer Speaks Out Against White House Leak [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00127.htm


    Cartoon: Clark & Bush - Two Faces One Body

    - Cartoon by John Chuckman…. See... Chuckman Cartoon: President Clarkandbush [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00126.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - Man seeks the essence of things and he would want it singly without the mixture of other things that make it less comprehensible. See... Katya Rivas: I Am The Source Of The Essence [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00125.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    New Zealand Expresses View At UN On Israel's Wall

    - New Zealand strongly supports the efforts of the Quartet to work towards a peaceful resolution of the Israel Palestinian dispute, through the ‘Roadmap’. NZ statement to UN on Separation Wall [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00340.htm


    Report On Te Mangai Paho Funding Concerns

    - State Services Minister Trevor Mallard and Maori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia today welcomed the release of the State Services Commissioner’s report into Te Puni Kokiri concerning events involving Te Mangai Paho. See... Ministers comment on Te Puni Kokiri report [1] MORE: - TPK - Review Report on Te Puni Kökiri [2] - SSC - Release Of Review Report On Te Puni Kokiri [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00339.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00129.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00128.htm


    Dr Don Resurrects A Parable On Saving

    - The old ant and the grasshopper parable, updated for New Zealand in 2003, has been sent to me by several readers recently. It's so uncomfortably close to describing many current New Zealand attitudes that I've decided to circulate it further. See... The Brash Report: The Ant and the Grasshopper [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00336.htm


    Jeanette Fitzsimons Prophetic Abilities Questioned

    - Green co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons has falsely claimed negative findings from British farm scale GE trials, the results of which have not even been released, United Future's Larry Baldock said today. See... Baldock: Fitzsimons reveals gift of prophecy? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00335.htm


    Bill English Promises To Continue The Supreme Court Battle

    - Public opinion has turned strongly against Labour's move to abolish the right of appeal to the Privy Council. Labour is dreaming if it thinks that railroading this legislation through Parliament will be the end of the matter. See... The Right Talk, The Leader's View: 15 October 2003 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00332.htm


    The Sex For Residency Scrap Heats Up

    - ACT New Zealand Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide today said that it was pleasing that the Minister of Immigration Lianne Dalziel had finally admitted that the Immigration Service should have called in the police following the complaint that an immigration officer had sought sexual favours in return for helping a young woman with her residency application. See... Finally! Lianne Dalziel Climbs Off High Horse [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00331.htm


    The Spraying Of Hamilton

    - The Greens are appalled that Hamilton residents are again being subjected to aerial spraying of the chemical cocktail Foray 48B to kill any Asian Gypsy Moths that might be in Hamilton. See... How much spray does it take to kill one dead moth? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00328.htm


    Statistics Survey Decisions Applauded

    - The fact that 60 percent of New Zealand's smallest businesses will receive no Statistics New Zealand questionnaires next year and a further 17 percent, just one, is a step in the right direction, United Future's Paul Adams said today. See... Adams welcomes cut in small business paper-pushing [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00327.htm


    Lockwood Has Some Advice For The PM On APEC

    - "The very thing Helen Clark has, in the past, criticised APEC for, is the very thing New Zealand desperately needs from the meeting this year," says National Party Trade spokesman, Lockwood Smith. See... Trade liberalisation focus needed from APEC [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00320.htm


    Tougher Child Porn Laws On Goff's Agenda

    - Censorship law changes targeting child pornography and tougher enforcement of computer-based offending will be introduced by Christmas, Justice Minister Phil Goff said today. See... Goff announces changes to censorship laws [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00317.htm


    Countering Terrorism In The House

    - Mr Speaker, I move that the Counter Terrorism Bill be now read a second time. See... Counter Terrorism Bill second reading [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00316.htm

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