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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: PM Reveals NZ Police Botch-Up Labelled FIS A Terror Organisation
Air New Zealand Finally Takes No For An Answer
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Cheney Targeted As Kerry Campaign Launches Iraq Offensive
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
Zaoui Refused Bail But TVNZ Granted Right To Interview

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News & More Is There!
Letter From Elsewhere: 111 Years Of Women's Suffrage
Stateside With Rosalea: So Said A Greek Immigrant
Paul Buchanan: The Neo-Colonial Fallacy
John Roughan's Letter From Honiara
Leopold: When America Was A Real Democracy
Am Johal: The Diplomat Of Sheikh Jarrah
Genevieve Cora-Fraser: Palestine Lost
Bill Grigsby: George W. Bush, Change Agent

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Eh? Nats Say Deinstitutionalisation Of Mental Health Gone Too Far?
Anti-Depressant Link To Suicide Needs Investigating
Why Did $2.2m Fraudster Get Home Detention?
Nats: Country’s Worst Burglar Should Get No Parole
Franks Launches Criminal Payouts Amendment Bill
Are Conservation Officials Employing Boot-Boy Tactics?
United Wants Oil Self-Sufficiency Debate
Employment Buck Should Stop With Social Services
Hodgson To Attend OECD Bi-lateral In France
United Wild Over NZ Firsts Foreshore Deal
OECD Education Survey Shows NZ Leads On Funding
Doc Will Half Concession Processing Time For Businesses
United’s Solution To Super Tax Is…
Newman Online eyes Local Politics
Coddington Confesses To A Bad Habit

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LEAD STORY:
PM Reveals NZ Police Botch-Up Labelled FIS A Terror Organisation

- The Prime Minister revealed this morning on Breakfast TV that the police counter-intelligence unit wrongly labelled Ahmed Zaoui’s political party, the FIS, as terrorists. The Police action led to the FIS being added to a United Nations’ list of named terrorist ... See... Zaoui: Police error shows need for review [1] ALSO: - Govt - PM's Terrorist Entities List - Scoop Flashback - Police Incorrect Threat Assessment Dec '02: Ahmed El Zaoui [2] - TVNZ Link - TVNZ: Clark questions terrorism link - Scoop Report - Zaoui Refused Bail But TVNZ Granted Right To Interview [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00400.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00215.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00201.htm


Air New Zealand Finally Takes No For An Answer

- Air New Zealand today expressed its disappointment with the decision by the New Zealand High Court to decline the appeal by Air New Zealand and Qantas against the New Zealand Commerce Commission's original decision to disallow the two airlines' application to form a strategic alliance. See... Air NZ disappointed with High Court Decision [1] MORE: - House Of Travel - Statement On Commerce Commission Announcement [2] - Michael Cullen - Response to Air NZ-Qantas decision [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0409/S00242.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0409/S00243.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00407.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Tourists Spend $2.2b on Visa Cards in NZ [1]
  • Another home detention fiasco [2]
  • NZEI Members Applaud Primary Teachers Settlement [3]
  • Wellington And Dunedin Big Winners At ASPA Awards [4]
  • ACC home safety campaign moves into new phase [5]
  • Demo against Indonesian Government's brutality [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0409/S00233.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00396.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0409/S00086.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0409/S00080.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00186.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00184.htm

    INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00216.htm
    Images: Kerry Calls Cheney Out Over His Halliburton Payments

    Cheney Targeted As Kerry Campaign Launches Iraq Offensive

    - The Kerry/Edwards 2004 Campaign has moved to the offensive over the issue of the Iraq War. As Democratic Party sources are widely reported saying that Kerry intends to take the President on directly over his mishandling of the Iraq war the campaign has released two new campaign commercials. See... Images: John Kerry Takes To The Offensive On Iraq [1] MORE: - Kerry Ad: Defend America & Fight for Middle Class [2] - John Kerry Takes on Cheney and Halliburton [3] - John Edwards on Republican Fear Mongering [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00216.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00239.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00238.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00240.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Israeli Soldiers Force Palestinian to Drink Urine [1]
  • Residents of Beit-Awa March to Stop the Wall [2]
  • Welcome to Washington, Mr. Peruvian President [3]
  • New data show sizeable drop in wasted fish numbers [4]
  • Iraq: Urgent inquiry needed into civilian killings [5]
  • Indonesia: Editor's jail sentence threatens press [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00237.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00236.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00235.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00234.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00233.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00232.htm


    STORY OF THE WEEK:

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00201.htm
    Images: Court Of Appeal Splits Over Zaoui Bail

    Zaoui Refused Bail But TVNZ Granted Right To Interview

    - Today's Court of Appeal judgment concerning the detention of Algerian refugee, Ahmed Zaoui, strongly emphasised that prison was certainly not the only option that could be considered for Mr Zaoui's ongoing detention. See.. Zaoui Can Be Moved From Prison – Court Of Appeal [1] & NEWSFLASH: Zaoui To Stay In Jail [2] & Scoop Images: Court Of Appeal Rules On Zaoui Bail [3] Full text of decisions: Ahmed Zaoui V Attorney-General - CA CA166/04 [4] & Court Of Appeal Decision - TVNZ Zaoui Interview [5] REACTION: - Progressives - PM needs to heed Court of Appeal plea on Zaoui [6] - Greens - Release Zaoui now! [7]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00201.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00197.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00198.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00174.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00176.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00381.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00380.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News & More Is There!

    - I dropped into Magazzino on Friday to pick up a copy of the National Business Review so I could read its Dick Hubbard hatchet job in its entirety. All five pages of it. But unfortunately, there were no NBRs... See... Public Address 20/09/04 - Hubbard et al [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00214.htm


    Letter From Elsewhere: 111 Years Of Women's Suffrage

    - How did you celebrate yesterday, September 19? You didn’t know there was anything special about it? Well, let me enlighten you: September 19 is Women’s Suffrage Day. See... Letter from Elsewhere: Celebrating September 19th [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00213.htm


    Stateside With Rosalea: So Said A Greek Immigrant

    - ''I don't know on what lines the parties were drawn, or what principles they advocated. I think that the difference was just that some were in power and some were out, and that those who were out wanted in.'' See... Stateside With Rosalea: Around The Traps [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00212.htm


    Paul Buchanan: The Neo-Colonial Fallacy

    - With the US presidential election campaign now entering the home stretch, the Bush administration has placed its bets on the issue of strong leadership and staying the course in Iraq and the War on Terror. See... Paul Buchanan: The Neo-Colonial Fallacy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00202.htm


    John Roughan's Letter From Honiara

    - Solomon Islands will soon be the home of USP's forth campus. Three others stretch across the Pacific. Vanuatu's campus, for instance, specializes in law, Samoa's Alafua's focuses on agriculture while the mother campus in Suva, Fiji concentrates on other ... See... John Roughan: Solomons Hosts USP's Newest Campus [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00211.htm


    Leopold: When America Was A Real Democracy

    - Somewhere in between the furor surrounding those dubious National Guard memos that purportedly show how President Bush shirked his military duties some 30 years ago lies the meat of this ferocious, mud slinging presidential campaign; the policies the candidates are promoting that will shape the lives for a majority of Americans over the next four years. See... Jason Leopold: When Campaigns Were About Issues [1] MORE US CAMPAIGN 2004 COMMENT: - Cartoon - Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Firing Line [2] - Am Johal - Empire America And Bush's 'New Deal' [3] - Daniel Patrick Welch - Bad Moon Rising [4] - Mary Pitt - The World's Greatest Living Con Man [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00210.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00209.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00208.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00207.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00206.htm


    Am Johal: The Diplomat Of Sheikh Jarrah

    - In the Jerusalem Hotel in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of East Jerusalem near Damascus Gate in the Old City you can hear the music of the oud wafting through the air on Friday and Saturday nights for its crowd of hotel guests and regulars. See... Am Johal: The Diplomat Of Sheikh Jarrah [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00205.htm


    Genevieve Cora-Fraser: Palestine Lost

    - Israeli Commandoes : Raided the Mother : Theresa Society : A five AM wake : Up shot fear : Into frail elders : Orphaned children : Terrified nuns : An elderly priest : Held by snarling : Dogs and IDF See... Poem: Israel Stole Our Land, Our Country, Our Lives [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00204.htm


    Bill Grigsby: George W. Bush, Change Agent

    - If you watched George Bush’s nomination acceptance speech, you might have suspected he had recently emerged after 3 ½ years in a cocoon. He had no record, at least none he was willing to claim. See... Bill Grigsby: George W. Bush, Change Agent [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00203.htm



    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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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Eh? Nats Say Deinstitutionalisation Of Mental Health Gone Too Far?

    - The de-institutionalisation of mental health services has gone too far when at-risk people are likely to be put into independent living to fend for themselves, National's Health spokeswoman, Judith Collins, says. See... Mental health changes go too far [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00395.htm


    Anti-Depressant Link To Suicide Needs Investigating

    - An upcoming meeting at which New Zealand authorities will look at requiring warning labels on anti-depressants for young people raises the broader issue of this country's imbalanced reliance on drugs to address mental health issues, United Future's Judy ... See... Anti-depressant/youth suicide link needs exploring [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00403.htm


    Why Did $2.2m Fraudster Get Home Detention?

    - National is demanding that the Government justifies why a $2 million fraudster on home detention is working in the same sort of business where he committed fraud in the past and is paying no reparation. See... Another home detention fiasco [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00396.htm


    Nats: Country’s Worst Burglar Should Get No Parole

    - One of the country’s worst burglars should never be allowed parole again, says National’s Law and Order spokesman, Tony Ryall. See... No parole for career crim, says National [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00394.htm


    Franks Launches Criminal Payouts Amendment Bill

    - ACT New Zealand Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks today launched his Corrections (Criminal Payouts) Amendment Bill 2004, which aims to ensure the prisoners do not benefit from damages awards and compensation. See... Time To Stop Making Crime Pay, Says Franks [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00391.htm


    Are Conservation Officials Employing Boot-Boy Tactics?

    - ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman and Otago-based MP Gerry Eckhoff today accused the Conservation Department of adopting standover tactics in an effort to impose its values over the rights of private property owners. See... Serve DoC With Trespass Notices, Urges Eckhoff [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00408.htm


    United Wants Oil Self-Sufficiency Debate

    - United Future energy spokesman Gordon Copeland today called for wider debate in New Zealand about making self-sufficiency in oil a national priority. See... Copeland: Oil self-sufficiency a national goal? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00406.htm


    Employment Buck Should Stop With Social Services

    - When Cabinet decides on the future of the Community Employment Group, it should remember that the buck stops with Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey, ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader and Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman said today. See... Maharey Responsible For CEG Crisis [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00405.htm


    Hodgson To Attend OECD Bi-lateral In France

    - Pete Hodgson, Minister of Energy, Transport, and Research Science and Technology, will this week attend a series of OECD and bi-lateral intergovernmental meetings with French Ministers in Paris. See... Hodgson to attend European sustainability meetings [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00404.htm


    United Wild Over NZ Firsts Foreshore Deal

    - NZ First, in rushing to do a political deal on the foreshore and seabed, is clearly not prepared to listen to the vast majority of submitters opposed to Crown ownership and the rushed legislation, United Future's Larry Baldock said today. See... Baldock: NZ First not listening to submitters [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00402.htm


    OECD Education Survey Shows NZ Leads On Funding

    - New Zealand is spending more on education than most countries, according to an Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) survey. See... NZ beats other countries in education performance [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00401.htm


    Doc Will Half Concession Processing Time For Businesses

    - DOC aims to halve processing times for concessions for low impact business activities. See... Conservation concessions to be sped up [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00399.htm


    United’s Solution To Super Tax Is…

    - United Future revenue spokesman Gordon Copeland believes that there is a straightforward solution to the current over-taxation of superannuation fund earnings. See... Straightforward solution to superannuation tax [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00398.htm


    Newman Online eyes Local Politics

    - This week, Newman On-Line looks at upcoming local government elections, and asks whether we will soon simply see local councils mirroring the Government’s attempts to run people’s lives. See... The Column: "Newman Online" [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00393.htm


    Coddington Confesses To A Bad Habit

    - I have to confess to a new bad habit. Upon awakening each morning, before I drag myself out of bed for a run, I have an Anzac biscuit with my cup of tea. Well, I hear you say, what's so wrong with that? But once upon a time it was the norm for ... See... Coddington’s Liberty Belle [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00392.htm

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