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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Selwyn Manning In Samoa: Howard Politicised Into Further Aid For Nauru
Don Brash Reshuffles His Shadow Cabinet
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
IDF Prepares For Armageddon

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News & Fiona Rae Are There!
Stateside: Where Rosalea Joins Communication Overload
No Right Turn: NZ As A Supporter Of Torturers
William Rivers Pitt: What US Soldier's Really Think
Sheila Samples Writes To CNN
Patrica Johnson On The Failing US Tax Take And Jobs Machine
UQ Wire: Cell Phone Miracles On 9/11
Robert Scalia: GM Crops In Africa
Sonia Nettnin: Remembering Hiroshima

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Peters Influence Over The Seabed And Foreshore Bill Comes Clear
Diabetes Drug Policy A Disgrace – Turner
$9.5 Million For School Internet Firewalls
Four Takeovers Panel Reappointments
Cullen Talks Economics To Wellington Rotarians
Mark Burton Goes Skiing And Talks LOTR
NZ First Plans To Target Shonky Developers
Building Industry Urged To Talk Building
Indonesian Court Decision A Blow To Justice
Chris Carter Talks Coastal Policy

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Samoan Leaders Meet Heads Of State In Apia

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LEAD STORY:
Selwyn Manning In Samoa: Howard Politicised Into Further Aid For Nauru

- Scoop Feature: Information filtering out of a Pacific Islands leaders’ summit suggests Australia will bail-out Nauru from a dire economic crisis. Australia’s PM Howard told reporters he would agree to provide Nauru more aid. But there are strings attached... See... APIA: Howard Boxed Into More Aid For Nauru [1] ALSO:Leaders Retreat To Discuss Pacific’s Big Issues [2] FULL COVERAGE: Scoop Foreign Correspondent - A Gentler Pace Of Politics [3] & Watch Scoop over the Weekend for breaking news from the Pacific Island Forum.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00074.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00073.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=fc


Don Brash Reshuffles His Shadow Cabinet

- National Party leader Don Brash has announced a portfolio reshuffle which he says points to the likely shape of a National Government Cabinet next year. See... A Cabinet For The Future [1] and National Party Portfolio Responsibilities, Aug '04 [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00167.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00168.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Judgement TVNZ Vs AG Re: Ahmed Zaoui Interview [1]
  • SPCA Hails Dogtail Bill's Progress [2]
  • Singleton Ogilvy & Mather Wins Teach NZ Account [3]
  • ASB Bank Housing Confidence Survey [4]
  • Westpac In Talks With IRD On Tax [5]
  • Symantec Security Response: Backdoor.Bardor.A [6]
  • 15,000 Movers And Shakers Submit On The Foreshore [7]
  • Australian Investor Purchases Powerco Shares [8]
  • Prime Infrastructure Announces Agreement [9]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00083.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00078.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0408/S00113.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0408/S00111.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0408/S00107.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0408/S00026.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0408/S00029.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0408/S00057.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0408/S00112.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00078.htm
    Israeli Army To Distribute Radiation Antidote

    IDF Prepares For Armageddon

    - The IDF Home Command will start to distribute an antidote to radiation in areas close to the Nuclear Research Center in Dimona on Sunday. See... Israeli Army To Distribute Radiation Antidote [1] MORE NEWS FROM ISRAEL: - Shulamit Aloni Translation: Pre-Messianic Pangs [2] - Uri Avnery: F.A.Q. Re Sharon's Disengagement Plan [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00078.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00079.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00077.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News & Fiona Rae Are There!

    - There was never a terror threat against the All Blacks. Indeed, it's far from certain there was ever a specific "threat" against their next playing venue, Johannesburg's Ellis Park. What can confidently be said is that it would be nice to know exactly ... See... Public Address 09/08/03 - S*x And Terror [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00088.htm


    Stateside: Where Rosalea Joins Communication Overload

    - Now that I have joined the modern world and have at least basic cable, I can choose from 82 channels of television instead of about a dozen free-to-air. See... Stateside With Rosalea: What I'm Looking At [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00087.htm


    No Right Turn: NZ As A Supporter Of Torturers

    - I've been generally supportive of the deployment of New Zealand army engineers to Iraq, on the basis that their primary task is rebuilding things rather than oppressing the locals, and they've never had to fire their weapons in anger . See... When Did NZ Start Supporting Torture? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00086.htm


    William Rivers Pitt: What US Soldier's Really Think

    - I sat with a photographer from Reuters who had just returned from a six-month tour of Iraq. He had been tagging along with the Kellogg Brown & Root operation, subsidiary of Halliburton, and saw everything there was to see. See... UQ Wire: The Writing on the Latrine Walls [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00089.htm


    Sheila Samples Writes To CNN

    - I don't want you to think I'm picking on you, but ever since 2000, when Texas Governor George W. Bush and Halliburton CEO Dick Cheney ran through the streets screaming that storm clouds were gathering on the dashboard of our republic, you've been furiously raining on the democracy parade. See... Sheila Samples: An Open Letter To CNN [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00085.htm


    Patrica Johnson On The Failing US Tax Take And Jobs Machine

    - Is the problem with our economy simply the failure of those in charge to realize economic goals cannot be reached without taking into consideration the impact accounting has on the bottom line? See... Patricia Johnson: Economic Failures 101 [1] and Patricia Johnson: Wealth through Taxation [2] MORE ON THE US ECONOMY: - Housing Bubble Reaches 'Profound' Stage [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00083.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00084.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00081.htm


    UQ Wire: Cell Phone Miracles On 9/11

    - Last week, USA Today reported a joint effort between Qualcomm and American Airlines' to allow passengers to make cellphone calls from aircraft in flight. According to the story, the satellite-based system employs a "Pico cell" to act as a small cellular tower. See... UQ Wire: Link – Miracles & Wonders In The NY Press [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00082.htm


    Robert Scalia: GM Crops In Africa

    - Sam Musoke knows what his people will and will not eat. Like many farmers in central Uganda, Musoke doesn’t use chemical pesticides. Instead, he prefers manure and mulched tobacco leaves to fertilize the red arid soil on his 10-hectare commercial farm in ... See... Robert Scalia: Africans Wrestle With Grim Choice [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00080.htm


    Sonia Nettnin: Remembering Hiroshima

    - Hitomi Kamanaka’s "Hibakusha At The End Of The World" premiered in the U.S. at the University of Chicago’s Albert Pick Hall for International Studies on Friday night. See... Film Review: Hibakusha At The End of World [1] and Haiku: Atomic Bomb Trees [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00075.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00076.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0408/S00029.htm
    Driving Simulator At Waikato University

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Peters Influence Over The Seabed And Foreshore Bill Comes Clear

    - New Zealand First has given an assurance that the interests of Auckland City Council, America's Cup Village, Ports of Auckland and other groups with similar concerns will be protected by the final foreshore and seabed legislation. See... Peters Gives Foreshore Assurance [1] MORE: - Port Companies - 13 Port Company CEOs Submission - Foreshore Bill [2] - National - Waterfront assets at risk throughout New Zealand [3] - National - Labour Poised To Break Deal On Cup Village [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00162.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00079.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00150.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00148.htm


    Diabetes Drug Policy A Disgrace – Turner

    - A Government policy that relies on increased damage to people with diabetes before they become eligible for an important new drug is disgraceful, United Future health spokeswoman Judy Turner said today. See... Turner: Damage approach to diabetes a disgrace [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00166.htm


    $9.5 Million For School Internet Firewalls

    - Government decision to put $9.5 million into firewalls for school computers was long overdue and should be followed with a co-ordinated reporting system for offences, United Future education spokesman Bernie Ogilvy said today. See... Ogilvy: $9.5m for Net needs good start [1] MORE: - Govt. – Schools get protection from spam and hackers [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00165.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00159.htm


    Four Takeovers Panel Reappointments

    - Commerce Minister Margaret Wilson today announced the reappointment of David Jones as Deputy Chair of the Takeovers Panel, and the reappointment of members Kevin O’Connor, Alastair Lawrence and Daphne Rawstorne. See... Takeovers Panel reappointments [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00164.htm


    Cullen Talks Economics To Wellington Rotarians

    - We are fortunate that the forces that are driving the New Zealand economy seem to be paying little or no attention to economic forecasters. Indeed, the National Bank recently announced that the economy must be ‘on steroids’ to maintain strong growth ... See... Cullen: Speech to Rotary Club of Wellington [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00163.htm


    Mark Burton Goes Skiing And Talks LOTR

    - The future care of Tongariro National Park was ensured by Horonuku Te Heuheu Tukino IV of Ngati Tuwharetoa when he gifted the peaks to all people of New Zealand in 1887, so that they might be preserved and protected for all time. See... Burton: Opening of the Whakapapa Ski Area [1] and Burton: Lord of the Rings Location Guide [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00161.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00160.htm


    NZ First Plans To Target Shonky Developers

    - New Zealand First has signaled its intention to put the heat on shonky property developers. See... Shonky Property Developers Targeted [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00157.htm


    Building Industry Urged To Talk Building

    - Consultation with the building industry is vital to ensure the new building licensing system works, Associate Commerce Minister John Tamihere says. See... Building industry urged to have its say [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00156.htm


    Indonesian Court Decision A Blow To Justice

    - An Indonesian court's decision to overturn convictions against four security officers is a blow to those seeking justice for the terrible human rights abuses that committed in East Timor in 1999, says Foreign Minister Phil Goff. See... Latest verdicts blow for East Timor justice - Goff [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00154.htm


    Chris Carter Talks Coastal Policy

    - The first independent assessment examining how effectively national coastal policies are influencing decisions about coastal developments, such as subdivisions, has been publicly released by Conservation Minister Chris Carter today. See... First NZ Coastal Policy assessment published [1] and Speech - Coastal Development & Coastal Protection [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00153.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00152.htm

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