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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY: Are You In With Tim?
Sunday Herald Bans Collective – Herald Journalists Revolt
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Israel Continues Extrajudicial Executions
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
STORY OF THE WEEK: John Roughan: Remembering 9/11 In The Solomons

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News & More Is There!
No Right Turn: Shocked Like Tony
Am Johal: Assessing The Israeli Left
This US Librarian Will Not Go Quietly
Patricia Johnson: Bush Breaks The Federal Bank
Green Left Weekly: The Jakarta Bombing
Controversial Former DC Mayor Marion Barry Rides Again
Don't Hold Your Breath Waiting For Europe To Engage In Iraq
Satire: The Democrat That Got Away & Eavesdropping
Good Wishes On The Beginning Of The Year 5765

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Business Roundtable Says RMA Changes Not Enough!
Kiwi Troops Coming Home From Iraq
Govt. Complicit In Paritutu Dioxin Poisoning
Local Govt. Elections A Chance For GE Free Voice To Be Heard
Marc Alexander Rationalises A Breach Of The Bill Of Rights
Business Owners Invited To Comment On Barriers
New Maori Fisheries Law Intrinsically Transitional - Heatley
Shania Twain Gets Her Slice Of High Country Heaven
Views Sought On ComCom Info. Sharing
Child Welfare Law Changes Will Enhance CYF Responses

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A Suitable Mayor?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00182.htm
A Scoop Audience With Wellington Mayoral Candidate Tim O'Brien

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

- For today's questions see… Questions for Oral Answer - 16 September 2004 [1] . For Wednesday's Q&A see... Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 15 September [2] . For Tuesday's... Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 14 September [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00336.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00329.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00294.htm

LEAD STORY:
Are You In With Tim?

- Last week Scoop wandered around to occasional National Radio presenter Tim O'Brien's digs to see what he's up to at present and why he thinks the Mayor of Wellington's robes would suit him just fine. See… An Audience With Tim O'Brien: In With Tim? [1] . See also Tim O'Brien's campaign website [2] & Listener: Inner City Blues – Gordon Campbell


[1] -
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00182.htm
[2] - http://www.inwithtim.co.nz/


Sunday Herald Bans Collective – Herald Journalists Revolt

New Zealand Herald journalists have banned work for the Herald’s new Sunday paper until the paper’s owners allow journalists on the Sunday edition to negotiate their pay and conditions collectively. See... Herald Journalists Ban New Sunday Paper [1] ALSO:Open letter to New Zealand journalists [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00140.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00149.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • New medals for service in Iraq and Solomon Islands [1]
  • This drink-driving ad belongs in the toilet [2]
  • Strong winter demand met by hydro generation [3]
  • Action Needed From Govt To Jumpstart Savings [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00335.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00146.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0409/S00198.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0409/S00197.htm

    INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00209.htm
    Israel Continues Extrajudicial Executions.


    Israel Continues Extrajudicial Executions

    - In less than a week since Monday, Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) killed twelve Palestinians, eight of them in extra-judicial executions, only a week after shooting dead three boys and a teenager among eight others during the four-day reoccupation of the northern... See... Israeli Troops Assassinate 6 Palestinian Activists [1] ALSO: - IDF - IDF Chief of General Staff wishes A Happy New Year [2] - IDF - Smuggling tunnel shaft uncovered [3] - ISM - International Solidarity Movement News Update [4] - ISM - Israeli Army Kill Five Men Execution Style [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00209.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00211.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00210.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00208.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00207.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • World: Child executions on the way out [1]
  • John Kerry on Amnesty International USA's Report [2]
  • LWV: National Voter ''Rejection'' Week [3]
  • The Kerry-Edwards Economic Plan Announced [4]
  • New ICFTU report submitted to the WTO on Korea [5]
  • Rimbunan Hijau Threatens To Sue Greenpeace [6]
  • US F/A-18 Hornet Crash In Australia Pilot Ejected [7]
  • Cycle Of Violence Undermines Iraq Reconstruction [8]
  • State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for September 15 [9]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00204.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00212.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00215.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00214.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00206.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00205.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00185.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00191.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00217.htm


    STORY OF THE WEEK: John Roughan: Remembering 9/11 In The Solomons

    - On Saturday last (9 September) much of the world remembered with sorrow what happened three years ago in New York City. See... John Roughan: 9/11 Changed our World! [1] MORE: - John Kerry - 9/11 Families Endorse John Kerry for President [2] For much more see… STORY OF THE WEEK: Remembering 9/11 [3] & 911 Unanswered Questions -Scoop Special Feature '01-'04 [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00181.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00213.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00153.htm
    [4] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=UnansweredQuestions



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00187.htm
    Hurricane Ivan Close To Landfall

    EARLIER: http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00172.htm
    Tracking Ivan The Terrible's US Landfall

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News & More Is There!

    - Clearly, this is the right time for New Zealand's lightly-armed engineering corp to be gotten the hell out of Iraq. Although the Minister of Defence is, inevitably, offering a benign explanation - the troops have simply reached the end of their year-long ... See... PUBLIC ADDRESS 16/09/04 - Get Me Out Of Here! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00184.htm


    No Right Turn: Shocked Like Tony

    - So, Tony Blair has given a major speech on climate change, and said that he is "shocked" by the scientific evidence. So am I. See... No Right Turn: Tony Blair And Climate Change [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00180.htm


    Am Johal: Assessing The Israeli Left

    - A friend once remarked that human rights is too important a matter to be left to politics. But the Left is dead in Israel. And if you hold to the observation that social change related to human rights in Israel will be initiated by the Left, this is a worrisome trend. See... Am Johal: Breaking the Impasse [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00179.htm


    This US Librarian Will Not Go Quietly

    - The following is one US Librarian's response to the Patriot Act which allows the FBI to snoop into public library records and prohibits the library in turn from notifying their clients that the snooping has been done. See... Scoop Images: US Librarians Strike Back [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00174.htm


    Patricia Johnson: Bush Breaks The Federal Bank

    - On Saturday, January 20, 2001, George W. Bush became the 43rd President of the United States and under his watch the public debt of the United States has skyrocketed to its current level of $7.3 trillion as of August 31, 2004. See... Patricia Johnson: Bush Blows US Federal Overdraft [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00173.htm


    Green Left Weekly: The Jakarta Bombing

    - I condemn the bombing outside the Australian embassy in Jakarta on September 9, which has taken at least nine lives and injured more than 180 Indonesians — mainly people doing business at the embassy and passers-by. See... The Jakarta Bombing, Poverty, War And Desperation [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00178.htm


    Controversial Former DC Mayor Marion Barry Rides Again

    - The return of former DC mayor Marion Barry to a city council seat that represents the poorest ward in the nation's capital is a reminder - albeit one that will be widely ignored - that not everyone in urban America is a member of the creative class or is thrilled with policies that increasingly favor developers and gentrifiers at the expense of the less fortunate. See... Sam Smith: The Return Of Marion Barry [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00186.htm


    Don't Hold Your Breath Waiting For Europe To Engage In Iraq

    - Should John Kerry become America's next president, most Europeans will rejoice. According to recent polls, the Democratic candidate has overwhelming support here in the Old World. See... Steve Weissman: Don't Count On Europe In Iraq [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00185.htm


    Satire: The Democrat That Got Away & Eavesdropping

    - Democrats are wondering how they could have gotten it so wrong, driving away a senator who so perfectly represents the values of the Democratic party. See... Freepressed Satire: The One That Got Away? [1] . See also… Satire: Leaked White House Transcript [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00176.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00177.htm


    Good Wishes On The Beginning Of The Year 5765

    - On behalf of The Middle East News Service and myself I wish all of you Shana Tova U'metuka. May you all have a happy and sweet New Year. May the year 5765 distinguish itself by news dominated by news of peace and not of war. See... Shana Tova from Sol Salbe [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00175.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Business Roundtable Says RMA Changes Not Enough!

    - "The government's review of the Resource Management Act has come up with only minimalist improvements", Roger Kerr, executive director of the New Zealand Business Roundtable said. See... RMA Package Falls Way Short of Serious Reform [1] ALSO: - Govt - Comprehensive package of RMA improvements [2] RELATED: - Federated Farmers - 'Tune-Up', RMA Still Needs Work [3] - LGNZ - Partnership approach to resource management [4] - NZ First - RMA - Balancing Progress With Protection [5] - Biz Council Sustainable Development - RMA improvements are welcomed by business [6] - Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ - RMA Environment loses out changes will destabilise [7] - Royal Forest And Bird Protection Society - Pet projects get special treatment in RMA reform [8]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00145.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00317.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00344.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00130.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00298.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00144.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00143.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00142.htm


    Kiwi Troops Coming Home From Iraq

    - New Zealand First defence spokesperson Ron Mark says he understands the Government’s decision to bring New Zealand troops home from Iraq. See... Kiwi Troops Redundant In Iraq [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00333.htm


    Govt. Complicit In Paritutu Dioxin Poisoning

    Green MP Sue Kedgley is demanding the Government atone for the complicity of successive administrations in actively promoting the widespread use of 2,4,5-T, by providing free medical treatment and counselling for dioxin-poisoned New Plymouth residents. See... Government must admit complicity in Dioxin scandal [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00332.htm


    Local Govt. Elections A Chance For GE Free Voice To Be Heard

    - The Green Party says the local body elections, for which voting starts this weekend, are an opportunity for people to ask their prospective councillors where they stand on legal moves on the creation of local GE-Free Zones. See... Voters' chance to challenge councils on GE-Free [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00331.htm


    Marc Alexander Rationalises A Breach Of The Bill Of Rights

    - There can never be an outcome of 'equality' when it is based on a single guiding principle and dispensed to both the deserving and the contemptible in equal measure. See... Marc My Words 17 Sept 2004 [1] MORE: - Alexander: Labour wavering on prisoner compo [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00343.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00338.htm


    Business Owners Invited To Comment On Barriers

    - Barriers to business growth are among the issues owners and operators have been invited to discuss with the government's Small Business Advisory Group (SBAG). See... SBAG calls for feedback [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00342.htm


    New Maori Fisheries Law Intrinsically Transitional - Heatley

    - National's Fisheries spokesman, Phil Heatley, warns that the Government's new fisheries legislation is, in effect, only a transitional law. See... Maori fisheries law only transitional [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00341.htm


    Shania Twain Gets Her Slice Of High Country Heaven

    - Green Party Co-leader Rod Donald says the sale of a large slice of iconic South Island high country to American Country and Western star, Shania Twain will send a loud message to the world's wealthy that New Zealand is up for sale. See... Another slice of heaven goes west [1] MORE: - Motatapu and Mt Soho Station lease sales approved [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00340.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00334.htm


    Views Sought On ComCom Info. Sharing

    - Commerce Minister Margaret Wilson today announced the release of a discussion paper, “Information Sharing by the Commerce Commission”. See... Commerce Commission looks to share information [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00339.htm


    Child Welfare Law Changes Will Enhance CYF Responses

    - Planned changes to the Children, Young Persons and Their Families Act will enable more flexible and appropriate responses to reports of children and young people in need of support, Child, Youth and Family Minister Ruth Dyson said today. See... Law change will benefit children and young people [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00337.htm

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