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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY:
Poor Kiwi Families At Debt's Door
Presbyterian Church OKs Homosexual Minister
NZ NEWS HEADLINES:
Islamic Jihad Leader Survives Israel F-16 Assassination Attempt
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Culture Jamming: Vector Energy And The Auckland Citrats
Public Address's Latest
Israel's Bombing of Syria Increases Fear of Regional Conflict
Kidd Millennium Has His Eye On The Ball
Bernard Weiner: Inside George Bush's Diary
Scoop Link: Independent Black Box Voting Report In Herald
William Rivers Pitt Interviews Trio Of E-Voting Experts
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
ACT Supports Bill English On Nuke Ship Visits
ACT Re-Ranks The Most (and least) Effective MPs
Matt Robson Deconstructs ACT's Liberal Pretensions
Coddington Explains Her Views On Unionism To HRH
CYF Changes Welcomed But More Money Needed
Tourism Boom Continues
Thai Free Trade Deal Will Cost More Jobs
CYF Burrows Review A Symptom Of Systemic Failure
Waiting List Dumpings Need National Examination

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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, 21 October [1] . Come back this evening for the uncorrected transcript of the answers.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00467.htm

LEAD STORY:
Poor Kiwi Families At Debt's Door

- High levels of debt are robbing low income children of their future according to a major new report on debt released by the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS). See... Crippling Levels of Debt Threaten Families [1] MORE: - Wellington People’s Centre - Debt Report Confirms Advocates’ Daily Experiences [2] - Beneficiary Advisory Group - Welfare Advocates Support NZCCS Debt Report [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00173.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00175.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00174.htm


Presbyterian Church OKs Homosexual Minister

-The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand today announced a decision clarifying Church policies regarding homosexual ministers. See... Presbyterian Church policy on homosexual ministers [1] and St Andrew's Celebrates Breakthrough Decision [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00170.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00171.htm


NZ NEWS HEADLINES:

  • Telecom Mobile pleads guilty Fair Trading breaches [1]
  • Visitor Arrivals To NZ Up 9 Percent [2]
  • Workplace Retirement Savings Fall To “Concerning Levels” [3]
  • Sky Tower To Host World Tower Conference [4]
  • Superbug running rampant in hospitals [5]
  • NZ on Air Board members reappointed [6]
  • A Prayer Meeting for World Peace [7]
  • ATSA launches ‘Education for Life’ consultation [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00192.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00194.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00188.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00189.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00459.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00460.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00164.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0310/S00084.htm


    Islamic Jihad Leader Survives Israel F-16 Assassination Attempt

    - A senior Islamic Jihad leader survived an Israeli extra-judicial assassination bid when an F-16 fighter jet bombed a residential building close to his in al-Shujaya neighborhood in Gaza City Monday morning. See... Gaza: Islamic Jihad's Al-Shami Survives F16 Strike [1] ALSO: Israeli Helicopter Strike Kills 3 In Crowded Gaza St [2] - Israel: IDF targets a weapons workshop Gaza City [3] - PNA: Israeli Jets Strike Gaza, Target Islamic Jihad [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00205.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00207.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00206.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00204.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

    On APEC, Bangkok

  • U.S. Actions at the APEC Summit -- Day One [1]
  • USTR touts APEC overlaps with WTO Doha agenda [2]
  • Bush Thanks Roh for Troop Dispatch Decision [3]
  • ROK, Japan Agree to Start FTA Talks [4]
  • Fifteenth APEC Ministerial Meeting Joint Statement [5]
  • From The Middle East
  • The Destruction of Rafah... [6]
  • Palestinian Delegation to Hold Talks in Washington [7]
  • Asia Pacific
  • Tonga Govt. Denies Constitutional 'Shut Down' Plan [8]
  • From The United Nations
  • African women 175 times more likely to die [9]
  • UN Radio: Arab Report Focuses on Gap in Knowledge [10]
  • Chemical Weapons Treaty Universal Adherence Urged [11]
  • UN team finds northern Liberian city 'broken' [12]
  • Rwanda: conclusions of the High Level Mission [13]
  • From Amnesty International
  • Mexico: Int. scrutiny for violence against women [14]
  • Algeria: Human Rights Defender acquitted [15]
  • Bolivia: Deterioration of Human Rights Must End [16]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00222.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00221.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00202.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00201.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00193.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00218.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00203.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00219.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00213.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00217.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00215.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00214.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00212.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00211.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00210.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00209.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Culture Jamming: Vector Energy And The Auckland Citrats

    - Image taken on Hillsborough Rd (near intersection with Richardson Rd) during rush-hour last Friday night. See... Scoop Culture Jamming: ACRN Billboard [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00171.htm


    Public Address's Latest

    - Kill Bill (everywhere) and The Lieutenant of Inishmore, at the Belvoir Theatre, Surrey Hills . Theatre, at its very best, can deliver an even more engaging and exciting experience than film. However, it rarely does. The film-makers' toolkit is huge and ... See... Public Address 21/10/03 - Killing Bill [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00176.htm


    Israel's Bombing of Syria Increases Fear of Regional Conflict

    - Interview with Robert Blecher, assistant professor of history, conducted by Scott Harris See... Bombing of Syria Raises Risk of Regional Conflict [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00174.htm


    Kidd Millennium Has His Eye On The Ball

    - Cartoon by kiddmillennium.com… See... Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Bigger Fish To Catch [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00173.htm


    Bernard Weiner: Inside George Bush's Diary

    - It's been one goddamn thing after another. Karl and Dick seem to have everything under control and then, blammo, everything goes haywire: See... Inside Bush's Diary: ''Things Are Out of Control!' [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00179.htm


    Scoop Link: Independent Black Box Voting Report In Herald

    - Something very odd happened in the mid-term elections in the US state of Georgia last November. On the eve of the vote, opinion polls showed Roy Barnes, the incumbent Democratic governor, leading by between 9 and 11 points. See... Scoop Link: NZ Herald Runs U.S. E-Voting Expose [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00177.htm


    William Rivers Pitt Interviews Trio Of E-Voting Experts

    - In July of 2003, I sat down for an extended, free-wheeling interview in Denver with three of the smartest people I have ever met, Rebecca Mercuri, Barbara Simons, and David Dill. See... Electronic Voting: What You Need To Know [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00175.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - The influence of My Divine Intercession expels even the greatest darkness that can reign in a soul, and no matter how miserable it may be, there has been no one not susceptible to improvement. See... Katya Rivas: My Church Is Beloved, Love Her! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00172.htm



    http://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/0310/de0c4036edc070e13d86.jpeg
    IMAGE: NZ Prime Minister Helen Clark and Husband Peter Davis at APEC


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    ACT Supports Bill English On Nuke Ship Visits

    - ACT Leader Richard Prebble today welcomed National Leader Bill English's statement that New Zealand should invite United States warships to visit. See... ACT Offers Support On Nuclear Issue [1] MORE: - Progressives - Nat's Nuke Policy As Credible As Its Iraq Stance [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00471.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00461.htm


    ACT Re-Ranks The Most (and least) Effective MPs

    - Two weeks ago the Sunday Star-Times (SST) published Parliament’s 10 least effective MPs. See... Prebble’s The Letter [1] and ACT Publishes Most Effective MPs [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00458.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00453.htm


    Matt Robson Deconstructs ACT's Liberal Pretensions

    - A truly liberal party would always put education ahead of politics but because the ACT Party is an illiberal party prepared to enter into a coalition with any old authoritarian party, it puts politics before education, Matt Robson said today. See... Illiberal ACT puts politics before education [1] and ACT's centre-right strategy belies NZ First protests [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00465.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00457.htm


    Coddington Explains Her Views On Unionism To HRH

    - Let me make it clear from the start - I am not ideologically opposed to trade unions. See... Unions In New Zealand [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00456.htm


    CYF Changes Welcomed But More Money Needed

    - New Zealand First family issues spokesperson Barbara Stewart has welcomed news that CYF will from now on monitor the school attendance of the children in its care but warned that extra resources must be made available for the work. See... Procedural Changes At CYF Welcomed [1] MORE: - National - CYF lets truants fall through the cracks [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00473.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00466.htm


    Tourism Boom Continues

    148,420 visitors arrived in New Zealand in September of this year—the highest September figure on record, and an impressive nine percent increase on 2002. See... Tourism has its biggest September ever [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00472.htm


    Thai Free Trade Deal Will Cost More Jobs

    - Workers in New Zealand and Thailand will pay the price of any so-called "free trade" deal with Thailand, Green Co-leader Rod Donald warned today. See... The real cost of Clark's Thai takeaway [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00469.htm


    CYF Burrows Review A Symptom Of Systemic Failure

    - CYFS is in a downward spiral of "under-reaction and over-reaction" after a string of Wairarapa child deaths and needs a top-to-bottom review, United Future's Judy Turner said today. See... Wairarapa Deaths Play Part In CYF Downward Spiral [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00468.htm


    Waiting List Dumpings Need National Examination

    - A Taranaki study which finds patients are becoming depressed and even suicidal after being dumped from surgery waiting lists shows the Government is callous in dropping thousands of people from any chance of surgery, says National Health Spokesperson. See... Patient distress needs national study [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00464.htm

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