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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY: NZ Government Appalled By Jakarta Bomb-Blast
Tertiary Minister Urged To Enter Vic Fees Mediation
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
GAZA: UN Condemns Israel’s Continued Killing Of Palestinians
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Russell Brown Says Cheers To The Sheilas
Jamaica Braces For Weather-Bomb Ivan
Why Republicans Like E-Voting Machines
Practice Makes Perfect: Bush Says ‘Terror’ 16 Time Without A Stutter
Preemptive Defence Or Preemptive Offence, Is There A Difference?
Images:Peter Jackson Confers Over King Kong
Ever Wondered Who Or What Is Diego Garcia? You Should…
Any Guesses What The ‘W’ In GW Bush Stands For?
Opinion: Dioxin Levels Second To Lowest In The World

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Greens Say Dow Ultimately Liable For Dioxin Scandal
NZ First Urges Compensation Of Vietnam Vets
World Suicide Prevention Day Acknowledged
Brash Says Govt Should Back Of Tory Prison Policy
United Says Cabinet Short Of Legal Talent
Coddington Says Govt Values ERO Staff Above Teachers
Tairawhiti To Get $2m MRI
Tamihere Spins Good News On Building Act Plans
The Week’s Select Committee News
Robson’s Week That Was
Newman’s The Column
Marc Sounds Forth

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Scoop Images: Hurricane Ivan To Clobber Jamaica

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Was In The House

– For Thursday's Q&A see... Questions & Answers for Oral Answer - 9 September [1] ... for Wednesday's see... Questions & Answers for Oral Answer - 8 September [2] .. for Tuesday's… Questions & Answers for Oral Answer - 7 September [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00207.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00173.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00144.htm

LEAD STORY:
NZ Government Appalled By Jakarta Bomb-Blast

- Prime Minister Helen Clark said the New Zealand Government was appalled by the apparent car bomb which exploded in front of the Australian embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia. See... NZ Govt appalled at Jakarta bomb blast [1] ALSO: - Scoop Link - JI responsible for Jakarta bombing [2] - UN - Annan Condemns Jakarta Terrorist Car Bomb [3] - Nats -Bombing underlines need for constant vigilance [4] - ACT - Nowhere Safe From Terror - Hide [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00210.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00108.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00128.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00216.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00214.htm


Tertiary Minister Urged To Enter Vic Fees Mediation

- Students are today calling on Tertiary Education Minister, Steve Maharey to enter into urgent mediation with students and tertiary institution Councils to stop fee increases. See... Students call on Maharey to enter fees mediation [1] ALSO: - Victoria University - Victoria Uni Council raises student fees [2] - VUSA - Students to Picket Mallard's office [3] - VUSA - Students furious about secret fee rise [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0409/S00044.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0409/S00041.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0409/S00042.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0409/S00040.htm

MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • NZ Defence Force Exercises In South China Sea [1]
  • Westpac announces increase in Housing Base Rate [2]
  • DPB recovery is not Child Support [3]
  • ESR Testing Delays Denied [4]
  • Fugitive Beings - photographs by Fiona Pardington [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00089.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0409/S00128.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00085.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00084.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0409/S00070.htm


    GAZA: UN Condemns Israel’s Continued Killing Of Palestinians

    - The top United Nations envoy for the Middle East today condemned the killing of Palestinian civilians and the wounding of many more in Israeli military operations in the Gaza Strip over the last two days and called on the Government of Israel to avoid using ... See... UN Envoy Condemns Israel's Killing Of Palestinians [1] ALSO: UN Urges Israel Stop Violating Lebanese Air Space [2] Physician Banned From Inspecting Detention Centre [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00139.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00136.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00133.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • 81 Kids Are Still Locked Up - Who Cares? [1]
  • EU begins Pacific trade development negotiations [2]
  • Two Accused Generals Trial Moved To Croatia [3]
  • UN Atomic Agency Seeks New-Gen Nuke Workers [4]
  • Security Council To Discuss Darfur Crisis [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00131.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00129.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00138.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00137.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00135.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00115.htm
    Images: Peter Jackson & His Stars On Set

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Russell Brown Says Cheers To The Sheilas

    - Much as everyone enjoys beating up on TVNZ, it's only fair to extend the warmest praise for the current Saturday night 'NZ Festival' season on TV One. Sheilas, which revisited a group of local proto-feminists from the late 1960s and early 70s. See... Public Address 10/09/04 - Rock Against Blowhards [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00117.htm


    Jamaica Braces For Weather-Bomb Ivan

    - Hurricane Ivan, now Category 5, has strengthened markedly over the last 24 hours and is bearing down on Jamaica where 500,000 people have been urged to evacuate from low lying areas of the Island group. See... Scoop Images: Hurricane Ivan To Clobber Jamaica [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00118.htm


    Why Republicans Like E-Voting Machines

    -The fight for Ohio’s 20 electoral votes this November is being waged in the courts, the election boards, the polling places and the streets. See... E-Voting: The New Battle Hymn Of The Republic [1] ALSO:Voting Machines Add Uncertainty to Close Election [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00113.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00109.htm


    Practice Makes Perfect: Bush Says ‘Terror’ 16 Time Without A Stutter

    -In his convention acceptance speech, President George W. Bush used a variation of the word ''terror'' a mere sixteen times. A few days later, during a day's campaign appearances in Missouri, the Bush references to terror totalled forty-three. See... Doug Giebel: Rove's Reign Of Terror [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00112.htm


    Preemptive Defence Or Preemptive Offence, Is There A Difference?

    - Under the guise of preempting - or preventing - threats to the American people, George W. Bush has acted aggressively to ''jump the gun'' throughout his presidency. See... Marjorie Cohn: The Preemptive President [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00116.htm


    Images:Peter Jackson Confers Over King Kong

    - A series of images from this week's press conference with Peter Jackson and stars from King Kong presently shooting in Wellington. See... Scoop Images: King Kong Press Conference Pics [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00115.htm


    Ever Wondered Who Or What Is Diego Garcia? You Should…

    - This is the second time I have written about Diego Garcia. This time as with the first when I informed my friends, (many of them left-wing activists), of my subject they responded by asking 'Who's that?' or, less frequently, 'Where's that?' See... Alex Doherty: Diego Garcia [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00114.htm


    Any Guesses What The ‘W’ In GW Bush Stands For?

    - The top ten answers to what the "W" in George W Bush stands are… See... Angie Pratt: Top 10 "W" Stands for [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00111.htm


    Opinion: Dioxin Levels Second To Lowest In The World

    - The ambient levels of dioxin in New Zealand are incredibly low by world standards. Only the Antarctic has lower ambient levels. Therefore the levels of dioxin in New Zealand blood is incredibly low. See... Owen McShane: Dioxin Levels In Blood [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00110.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00087.htm
    94 Kiwi Soldiers Coming Home From Bamyan


    Greens Say Dow Ultimately Liable For Dioxin Scandal

    - Green MP Sue Kedgley says the Dow corporation must eventually be made to pay for the harm caused by dioxin emissions from its New Plymouth plant, but in the meantime the Government should be making free medical treatment available to the victims. See... Kedgley wants free treatment for dioxin victims [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00225.htm


    NZ First Urges Compensation Of Vietnam Vets

    - New Zealand First veterans’ affairs spokesperson Bill Gudgeon is urging the Government to pay compensation to Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange. See... Compensate Vietnam Veterans Says Nz First [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00220.htm


    World Suicide Prevention Day Acknowledged

    - Suicide prevention is everyone's business, Associate Health Minister Jim Anderton said today, the second World Suicide Prevention Day. See... World Suicide Prevention Day, 10 September 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00213.htm


    Brash Says Govt Should Back Of Tory Prison Policy

    - National Party Leader Don Brash says the Government should now admit it was wrong to attack National's law and order policy, given this week's revelations of a crisis in our prison system. See... Labour urged to admit it was wrong [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00217.htm


    United Says Cabinet Short Of Legal Talent

    - A lack of legal expertise in key ministerial positions means the Government tends to tamper with a legal system that needs “radical changes”, United Future justice spokesman Murray Smith said today. See... Smith: Timid Govt tampers with justice [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00219.htm


    Coddington Says Govt Values ERO Staff Above Teachers

    - New Zealand teachers struggling with the NCEA might be surprised to learn that the average salary of NZQA staff, charged with implementing Education Minister Trevor Mallard's "triumph" on schools, is almost $60,000, ACT New Zealand Education ... See... Who's More Important - Teachers Or Bureaucrats? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00221.htm


    Tairawhiti To Get $2m MRI

    - "The Tairawhiti region will receive $2 million from New Zealand Trade and Enterprise’s Regional Partnership Programme for a Major Regional Initiative (MRI). Currently underutilized land in the region will be developed in partnership with food producers and processing ... See... Food exports chosen for major regional development [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00215.htm


    Tamihere Spins Good News On Building Act Plans

    - The changes (to the Building Act 1991) aim to encourage and improve control of better practices in building design and construction, so that buildings are designed and built right first time. This will give greater assurance to owners, particularly ... See... Building Act 2004 Q&As [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00209.htm


    The Week’s Select Committee News

    - Committee meetings Nineteen committee meetings were held this week, 15 in the parliamentary complex, 3 in Auckland and 1 in Christchurch. See... Select Committee Business: 3 Sep -10 Sep 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00222.htm


    Robson’s Week That Was

    - Terrorists attack innocents and democracy - Progressive work-life balance at Easter - Green-tinged government would say No to China - Brash concedes defeat a year early See... robson-on-politics - Fri 10 September 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00223.htm


    Newman’s The Column

    - This week, Newman On-Line examines the Charities Bill – a Labour Government attempt to use legislation and regulation to take control of the charities sector. See... "Newman Online" [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00212.htm


    Marc Sounds Forth

    - Justice, in the hands of a human rights lawyer, is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies. See... Marc My Words: 10 Sep 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00218.htm

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