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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY:
APEC & Nuke Ships Opinion Running Hot
U.S. Ready To Negotiate Trade and Investment Framework With New Zealand
President Hu Of China To Visit NZ Labour Weekend
NZ NEWS HEADLINES:
Israel Wounds 100, Kills 12 During Hamas Hunt
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News Is There!
Stateside: Where Rosalea Reflects On Being A Poet
Jews Are Not Controlling The World – Israeli Ambassador
Satire: First Amendment Moved To Outback Location
Norma Sherry On The Joys Of Remote Call Centres
Cartoon: The General Who Serves A Higher Master
More On The Murder Of Dr David Kelly
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Is The Foreshore Now A Quagmire?
Shane Ardern Takes On The Spirit Of Ruapehu
Speaker Responds To Anti-GE Tent City Plans
Urgency: Land Transport Bill Second Reading
Urgency: Counter Terror Bill Passes Final Stages
Nandor vs Jim Drug Debate Went Well
Copeland Offers Reserve Bank More Advice
Urgency: Compulsory Care Bill Welcomed
Project Aqua Call In Notifications Due In Dec.
"Heartless" Trev Challenged To Front Up To Doomed Schools
Tenancy Services Funding Boost
Surely This Is Not The Politics Of Envy?

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

– For Tuesday's Parliament's Questions and Answers see... Tuesday's Questions & Answers for Oral Answer [1] . Parliament is sitting under urgency today and there were no questions of the day today.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00495.htm

LEAD STORY:
APEC & Nuke Ships Opinion Running Hot

- "Helen Clark is continuing with her attempts to hide the Labour Government's poor performance on Trade from the New Zealand public," says National Party International Trade spokesman Dr Lockwood Smith. See... Smoke and mirrors from PM on Trade [1] MORE: - NZ First - Government's Trade Strategy Becomes Clear [2] - ACT - Prebble: Show Some Leadership, National [3] - Progressives - Bill English has taken Progressive line [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00511.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00492.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00508.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00501.htm


U.S. Ready To Negotiate Trade and Investment Framework With New Zealand

- The 21 leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies have agreed to re-energize World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations by working off a proposed text developed at the failed Cancun ministers' meeting in September, a White House ... U.S. Actions at the APEC Summit - Day One [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00222.htm


President Hu Of China To Visit NZ Labour Weekend

- Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced that the President of China, Mr Hu Jintao, would visit New Zealand at Labour Weekend. The three-day visit will take in Auckland, Wellington and Hamilton, and will enable President Hu to see first-hand some of the drivers of innovation in the New Zealand economy, particularly in the biotech and agritech sectors. See... PM welcomes Chinese President Hu Jintao [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00493.htm


NZ NEWS HEADLINES:

  • ONE News Says Goodbye To Richard Long [1]
  • Air New Zealand and Qantas: Announcement Tomorrow [2]
  • Tabloid Website Says Goodbye To NZ [3]
  • Dog Sees Red On Palmerston North Railway Land [4]
  • Fri/Sat: A 24 HOUR VIGIL in support of Ahmed Zaoui [5]
  • 2004 Export Awards Entries Open [6]
  • Destiny New Zealand 2003 Party Conference Looms [7]
  • Opera Brews Its Own Love Potion [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00213.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00209.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0310/S00080.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0310/S00162.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00179.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00205.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00177.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0310/S00116.htm


    Israel Wounds 100, Kills 12 During Hamas Hunt

    - Twelve Palestinians were killed and more than 100, the majority of them women, children and other bystanders were injured when Israeli military jets and gunships carried out five consecutive air raids on Gaza City and a densely-populated refugee camp ... See... 12 Palestinians dead 100 Injured in Israel attacks [1] ALSO: Israeli Jetfighters Slaughter Ten Palestinians [2] - PNA Leadership Condemns Bloody Day in Gaza [3] - Conference Documenting IOF Latest Crimes in Rafah [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00231.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00230.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00229.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00228.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

    On APEC, Bangkok

  • APEC: Bangkok Declaration On Partnership [1]
  • APEC: Leaders Get Issued Their Funny Shirts [2]
  • APEC Leaders Agree to Re-energize Doha Negotiation [3]
  • APEC Leaders’ Statement on Health Security [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
  • Bush Ready For Six-Party Talks on North Korea [8]
  • From The European Union
  • European Union Details Switzerland-EU Relations [9]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00223.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00232.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00225.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00224.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/S00226.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00227.htm


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    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News Is There!

    - I knew the stars were aligned when, just as I set foot in the Control Room, the PA began blaring out The Saints' splendidly jaded consumer anthem 'Know Your Product'. That horn riff - DA-DAT-DAT-DAT-DAA - never lets me down. See... Public Address 22/10/03 - Rock 'N' Roll [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00189.htm


    Stateside: Where Rosalea Reflects On Being A Poet

    - Thirty years ago I stepped ashore at Southampton, England, on my big OE. I'd travelled by the line known (stomach in cheek) as Chundris to the thousands of young Aussies and Kiwis who spent five weeks on one of its ships to get to the UK for $250. See... Stateside with Rosalea: Poem Envy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00187.htm


    Jews Are Not Controlling The World – Israeli Ambassador

    - The Israeli embassy has demanded "the Muslim world" and others condemn Malaysia's leader for invoking anti-Semitic ideas which enabled Nazis to kill more than six million Jews. See... Israel Responds To Mahathir Mohamad Remarks [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00186.htm


    Satire: First Amendment Moved To Outback Location

    - Liberal, KS. -- Freedom just got a whole lot freer. That's the message from Congress after overwhelmingly passing legislation that established a national free speech zone outside of Liberal, Kansas. See... Free Speech Zone Established In Remote Location [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00185.htm


    Norma Sherry On The Joys Of Remote Call Centres

    - Are you as frustrated as I am when you call the company that sold you your expensive computer and your call is answered in India or Timbuktu? See... Norma Sherry: I'm Mad as Hell, How About You? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00184.htm


    Cartoon: The General Who Serves A Higher Master

    - Cartoon by John Chuckman… See... Chuckman Cartoon: General "Voice of God" Boykin [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00182.htm


    More On The Murder Of Dr David Kelly

    - In 1984 Dr. Kelly was invited by the Ministry of Defense (MoD) to take the position of chief microbiologist at its secret facility at Porton Down. See... The Murder of David Kelly - Part Two of Two [1] . MORE: The Murder Of Dr. David Kelly - Part One of Two [2] Dark Actors at the Scene of David Kelly's Death [3] David Guyatt: Dr David Kelly And Group 13 [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00183.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00128.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00151.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00150.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - The instruments used for human wars explode when man sets off the prepared device. Sometimes the device may go off before the enemy arrives and, in that case, destruction is inevitable for the ones who should have carried out the attack far away from themselves. See... Katya Rivas: Do Not Hinder the Divine Wisdom [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00181.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00223.htm
    APEC: Leaders With Funny Shirts Issue Bangkok Declaration On Partnership

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Is The Foreshore Now A Quagmire?

    - Dr Michael Cullen revealed in parliament today the Government's growing mistrust of the Maori Land Court. See... Waitangi Tribunal And Maori Land Court On Skids [1] and Labour's Foreshore & Seabed Policy Hits The Rocks [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00485.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00483.htm


    Shane Ardern Takes On The Spirit Of Ruapehu

    - The Government's failure to take more action on the Ruapehu lahar could threaten the environment, cost local authorities millions and put lives at risk, says National's Conservation spokesman Shane Ardern. See... Inaction on lahar puts lives at risk [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00489.htm


    Speaker Responds To Anti-GE Tent City Plans

    - Reports of a planned “ tent city camp in” in Parliament grounds over Labour weekend have prompted the Speaker the Rt Hon Jonathan Hunt to issue the following statement: See... Speaker On Demonstration In Parliament Grounds [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00512.htm


    Urgency: Land Transport Bill Second Reading

    - The second reading of the Land Transport Management Bill in Parliament yesterday typifies Labour's arrogant attitude towards the democratic process, ACT New Zealand Transport Spokesman Deborah Coddington said today. See... Arrogant Government Lets Kiwis Eat Cake [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00513.htm


    Urgency: Counter Terror Bill Passes Final Stages

    - The Progressive Party supported the counter-terrorism legislation today that strengthens the ability of the community to defeat the threat of fascism in New Zealand because the main victims of terrorism are always innocents, Matt Robson said today. See... The main victims of terrorism are innocents [1] and Act boosts government's fight against terrorism [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00510.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00503.htm


    Nandor vs Jim Drug Debate Went Well

    - Green MP Nandor Tanczos thanked Jim Anderton for hosting a debate on cannabis law reform in Wigram last night, and issued a challenge to other prohibitionist MPs to debate the issue in their own area. See... Nandor thanks Anderton, reissues challenge [1] , Jim thanks Nandor for coming to Wigram [2] and Yes to debate on cannabis with Nandor [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00497.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00507.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00505.htm


    Copeland Offers Reserve Bank More Advice

    - United Future finance spokesperson, Gordon Copeland, today called on Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard to drop New Zealand’s cash rate tomorrow from 5% to 4.75%, so that it is exactly in line with the rate in Australia. See... Copeland calls for NZ & Oz Int. Rates alignment [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00506.htm


    Urgency: Compulsory Care Bill Welcomed

    The Intellectual Disability (Compulsory Care) Bill being debated by Parliament this week will be a huge relief to families who have grown children with high and complex intellectual disabilities, says National Disability Spokesperson Sandra Goudie. See... Bill to protect intellectually disabled [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00504.htm


    Project Aqua Call In Notifications Due In Dec.

    - Environment Minister Marian Hobbs will publicly notify the Project Aqua resource consent applications she 'called in' last month, on December 6. See... Waitaki Resource Consent Applications notification [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00502.htm


    "Heartless" Trev Challenged To Front Up To Doomed Schools

    ACT New Zealand Education Spokesman Deborah Coddington today challenged Education Minister Trevor Mallard to personally pay a visit to the schools he's picked to axe and explain to the teachers, parents and pupils why they're being persecuted. See... Heartless Shameless Guilt Free Education Minister [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00500.htm


    Tenancy Services Funding Boost

    - Additional funding is to be provided for tenancy services provided to landlords and tenants so they can keep pace with significant growth in the rental housing sector, Housing Minister Steve Maharey said today. See... $1.6 million boost for tenancy services [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00496.htm


    Surely This Is Not The Politics Of Envy?

    - National Party Energy spokesman Gerry Brownlee is questioning the huge pay rise handed out to the chief executive of state owned Genesis Power. See... Nats question huge pay rise for Genesis boss [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00487.htm

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