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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
Activist's Email To U.S. Embassy Results in Arrest
An MPs’ Lot Is A Cushy Lot
NZ NEWS HEADLINES:
Insecurity Drives UN Staff From Baghdad
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Latest From Public Address
Meditations: The Awakening
Chuckman: Four Views Of The U.S. President
The Case Against The US Govt For 911 - Part Four
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
More Brash Bashing
Save Your Pets And Your Eyes – Guy Fawkes Warnings!
Responses To Govt. Position On Cannabis
The View From The Ninth Floor & Elsewhere
Jim Moves To Save Auckland's Waterfront
Trial Periods For New Employees Proposed
Goff Talks To Victim's Of Crime
These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees
Concerns At Govt. Involvement In Toll Move On Owens
Dangerous Drug Decision Depresses
Mark Burton Flies The Flag In Blighty

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
Activist's Email To U.S. Embassy Results in Arrest

- A man active among New Zealand peace groups has been arrested over an email he sent to the U.S. Embassy in Wellington. Are the Police exercising powers drawn from the new Counter Terrorism Act to bring pressure against an organized peace protest movement? See... Peace Activist Arrested Over Email To U.S. Embassy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00255.htm


An MPs’ Lot Is A Cushy Lot

- MPs get a lot of allowances and top ups. For example if you are an MP you are entitled to four phones, a cellphone, a fax, and broadband internet. Here’s a comprehensive list for those with calculators and an eye for checks and balances. See… Services Available To Members Of Parliament and, for Minister's... Services Available To Members Of Executive [1] . See also... Greens want MP travel perks axed [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00711.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00700.htm


NZ NEWS HEADLINES:

  • IMF's Financial Sector Assessment Programme In NZ [1]
  • US Gross Domestic Product Races Ahead – 3rd Q. 2003 [2]
  • Alert on second mail out from Domain Names NZ [3]
  • The World Will Be In Wellington For Festival 2004 [4]
  • Images: Speight's Perfect Woman Found [5]
  • NZ On Air Passes 1,000 music videos [6]
  • Man jailed for five months for bush clearance [7]
  • Clark Encourages Resistance to Target NZ Troops [8]
  • Rise in Business Numbers Continues [9]
  • Transpower Well Positioned for Grid Enhancement [10]
  • ihug Accelerator Closes the Dial Up Gap [11]
  • "New voice" in dance features in Arts Grants [12]
  • Air New Zealand Wine Awards judging in the bag [13]
  • Top-Up Plan For Contact’s Small Shareholders [14]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00297.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00296.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0310/S00125.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0310/S00171.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0310/S00163.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0310/S00162.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0310/S00225.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00255.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00292.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00291.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0310/S00124.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0310/S00169.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0310/S00168.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00290.htm


    Insecurity Drives UN Staff From Baghdad

    - United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has asked the UN international team in Baghdad to relocate temporarily for consultations on security arrangements, a UN spokesperson said today. See... UN staff temporarily relocating from Baghdad [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00335.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • China and Nth Korea Agree To Six Nation Nuke Talks [1]
  • Security Council: Kosovo faces serious problems [2]
  • UN Radio: Developing Countries Losing Investments [3]
  • Development funds move from poor to rich countries [4]
  • PNA Poll: 59% Favor Intifada 67.8% Support Arafat [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00334.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00332.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00336.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00333.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00322.htm



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    IMAGE: Insecurity Drives UN Staff From Baghdad

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Latest From Public Address

    - APRA's Silver Scroll Awards rolled around Tuesday night. This event celebrates our songwriters in fine fashion. APRA's (Australasian Performing Rights Association) members get together and have a mighty fine knees-up featuring music, of course, and much drunkenness and tomfoolery, but that's later in the evening... See... Public Address 31/10/03 -Cultural Observations [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00260.htm


    Meditations: The Awakening

    - Humankind stands at an evolutionary crossroads. Our species cannot continue dividing and fragmenting the natural world without inducing a collapse of natural systems. See... Martin LeFevre: Exapted for Awakening? (Pt. 1) [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00259.htm


    Chuckman: Four Views Of The U.S. President

    - Four topical Cartoons by John Chuckman… See... Chuckman Cartoons: The Commander In Chief [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00258.htm


    The Case Against The US Govt For 911 - Part Four

    - In early summer 2001 , US officials received numerous warnings from domestic and foreign intelligence agencies that al-Qaeda terrorists planned “spectacular” air attacks on prominent landmarks inside the US. See... UQ Wire: THE CRIMES OF 9/11 (Part 4) [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00257.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - Hope is always green because it does not turn pale with the fluctuation of human things, it does not pall with the winds of setbacks, and it does not change under the rain of contradictions. Here I have explained the mystery. See... Katya Rivas: Trust Is an Act of Love and Hope [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00256.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    More Brash Bashing

    - The government is welcoming the opportunity to debate the importance of public ownership of Television New Zealand and the tertiary education system, says Broadcasting and Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Minister Steve Maharey. See... Brash Wrong On Education and Broadcasting Sell-Off [1] MORE: - Michael Cullen - Watch your reputation, Brash [2] - Democrats - Democrats Delighted With Dr. Brash [3] - Greens - Brash's No. 1 priority: tax cuts for the rich [4] - Govt. - Brash will have MPs wondering what they unleashed [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00706.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00695.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00247.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00680.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00669.htm


    Save Your Pets And Your Eyes – Guy Fawkes Warnings!

    - Common sense and forward-planning can make Guy Fawkes Night far less terrifying and dangerous for animals, according to the Royal New Zealand SPCA. See... Guy Fawkes Care For Animals Isn't "Rocket Science" [1] and Be a bright spark and protect your eyes! [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0310/S00228.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0310/S00099.htm


    Responses To Govt. Position On Cannabis

    - Government's response to cannabis inquiry a defeat for Jim Anderton and Peter Dunne, says NORML. See... NORML's response to Govt's cannabis inquiry [1] and Govt Refusal To Help Sick With Medicinal Cannabis [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00257.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00256.htm


    The View From The Ninth Floor & Elsewhere

    - Prime Minister Helen Clark is visiting New Zealand Defence Force personnel deployed in the Middle East. She travelled this week to Afghanistan with the Secretary of Defence Graham Fortune and Chief of Defence Force Bruce Ferguson. See... Beehive Bulletin - 31 October 2003 [1] MORE COLUMNS: - Deb Coddington - Deborah Coddington's Liberty Belle. [2] - Matt Robson - robson-on-politics Fri 31 Oct [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00721.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00712.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00708.htm


    Jim Moves To Save Auckland's Waterfront

    - Progressive Party leader, Jim Anderton, says there has been no mandate given to Ports of Auckland or its owner, Infrastructure Auckland, to sell Westhaven Marina into private, even foreign, ownership. See... Auckland's Waterfront Assets In Public Ownership! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00720.htm


    Trial Periods For New Employees Proposed

    - National is welcoming Small Business Minister John Tamihere's endorsement of a key part of National's industrial relations policy - trial periods for new employees. See... Tamihere touts Nat employment policy [1] and Grievance-free probationary periods on right track [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00719.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00300.htm


    Goff Talks To Victim's Of Crime

    - It is my pleasure to open Victim Support's National Conference. I would like to welcome delegates and speakers. I know that some of you have travelled long distances to be here. See... Address to Victim Support's National Conference [1] MORE SPEECHES: - Winston Peters - ''For Whom The Road Tolls'' - Winston Peters [2] - Richard Prebble - End Government Racism - Richard Prebble Speech [3] - Judith Tizard - Celebrating Kiwi music success [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00718.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00717.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00715.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00703.htm


    These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees

    - There were three committee meetings, all in the parliamentary complex, and one site visit. See... Select Committee Business to 31 October 2003 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00716.htm


    Concerns At Govt. Involvement In Toll Move On Owens

    - ACT Associate Commerce spokesman, Stephen Franks today called for assurance from Dr Cullen that the deal he has done with Toll is not indirectly funding Toll's surprise raid on New Zealand transport company, Owens Group. See... Is Cullen Funding New Zealand Sell Off? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00714.htm


    Dangerous Drug Decision Depresses

    - Medsafe has ignored worldwide calls for a highly controversial and potentially dangerous anti-depressant drug to be withdrawn from the market and instead has allowed its continued sale to New Zealanders, Green MP Sue Kedgley said today. See... Medsafe decision is simply depressing [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00713.htm


    Mark Burton Flies The Flag In Blighty

    - Mark Burton begins a two-week visit to the United Kingdom today, where he will meet with a number of ministers, government officials, and industry representatives to discuss a range of Defence and Tourism issues. See... Defence & tourism to be covered in UK programme [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00710.htm

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