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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: NZ Urges UN Reform To Ensure Relevancy
Wellington Bypass A Massive Waste Of Money – Tim O'Brien
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Bush Calls For UN To Adopt Democracy Fund
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Three Hurricanes, One Big Ocean
The Inside Oil On Wellington Politics And Business
Hard News & More Is There!
Fighting Talk: Up With Students, Down With Terror
CBS TANG MEMOS: Forgeries, Fakes, And Cover-Ups
The Green Left Weekly Assesses Kerry's Chances
Much of the World Views Bush With Disdain and Fear
Ivan Eland: Foolish American Voters
Photographs From Early Palestine On Display

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Greens Seek Increase In Problem Gambling Levy
Don Brash Spots A Problem For Mallard's Treaty Inquiry
Food Safety Body Needs To Cut Apron Strings - Greens
Court Of Appeal Acquits Convicted Cycle Race Organiser
ACT Approves Needs Based Teacher Trainee Scholarships
NZ First Applauds Waitaki Progress
Govt. To Fund Thames Coast Flood Management
Winston Wonders Why Banks Haven't Been Paying Enough Tax In The Past?
Child Abuse Arithmetic Concerns Rich
Judith Tizard Pays Respects To Pat Hanly
Kiwi Film Honoured In Toronto
Net Migration Halves – Newman Seeks Head To Roll

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Amnesty Special Report From Darfur

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LEAD STORY:
NZ Urges UN Reform To Ensure Relevancy

- Reform of the United Nations is vital to ensure its ongoing relevance and effectiveness, Foreign Minister Phil Goff told the United Nations General Assembly this morning. See... Goff: NZ statement to the UN General Assembly [1] ALSO: - NZ Govt - Phil Goff Speech to the UN general debate [2] - UN Sec General - Annan urges nations to restore respect for law [3] MORE:Scoop International News [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00455.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00458.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00269.htm
[4] - #inn


Wellington Bypass A Massive Waste Of Money – Tim O'Brien

- The announcement that a contractor has been found to build the Wellington Inner City Bypass is another tragic milestone on the road to a massive waste of public money, says Wellington mayoral candidate, Timothy O’Brien. See... Tragic bypass decision is a $40 million punt [1] MORE: - Roading NZ - Roading NZ Congratulates Winning Bypass Contractor [2] - Transit - Work to begin on Wellington Inner City Bypass [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0409/S00224.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0409/S00223.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0409/S00219.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Image: Dutch Ambassador Henrica E C M ter Braack [1]
  • Update on NZ Herald situation [2]
  • Maori Television Brings Home The Gold [3]
  • Europe rejects the GE corn that NZ accepts [4]
  • Scholarships target early childhood teachers [5]
  • Update on NZ Herald situation [6]
  • Child abuse and neglect cases down [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00211.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00210.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0409/S00147.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00459.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00457.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00210.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00454.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00277.htm
    Kofi Annan Addresses The UN General Assembly

    Bush Calls For UN To Adopt Democracy Fund

    - As 95 Heads of State and Government began arriving at United Nations Headquarters in New York today for the start of the General Assembly's annual high-level debate, United States President George W. Bush called on the world body to support democracy ... See... Bush Proposes Democracy Fund at UN Assembly [1] & Full Text... President Bush Speaks to the UN General Assembly [2] ALSO: - US President Bush Speaks to UN General Assembly [3] - UN Radio: Round Up Of General Assembly & UN News [4] - Bush and Annan in An Exchange of Toasts UNHQ [5] - UNSG Kofi Annan Addresses The UN General Assembly [6]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00268.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00279.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00274.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00273.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00280.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00277.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • President Bush Meets with Iraqi PM Allawi in NY [1]
  • Statement from Kerry NSA in Response to President [2]
  • Sudan: Distress denial disappointment in Darfur [3]
  • Afghanistan: Pres. Karzai Calls for Global Aid [4]
  • UN: Darfur’s displaced still live in fear [5]
  • Storm: 600 dead in Haiti & Dominican Republic [6]
  • Annan urges nations to restore respect for law [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00281.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00278.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00261.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00272.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00271.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00270.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00269.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00226.htm
    Stateside: The New Zealander, Alameda, CA

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Three Hurricanes, One Big Ocean

    - Following close in the wake of hurricanes Charley, Frances and Ivan, three new hurricanes - Jeanne, Karl and Lisa - are now meandering around the Atlantic Ocean and bringing a sense of unease to those living in coastal areas of the United States. See... Scoop Images: Hurricanes Jeanne, Karl And Lisa [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00243.htm


    The Inside Oil On Wellington Politics And Business

    - Your mood is changing significantly, even as you feel yet more optimistic. Salons are aflutter with idle guesses about the shape of a Cabinet reshuffle. Our exclusive Molesworth & Featherston rolling average poll of polls shows a widening lead and increasing comfort for Labour. We look at the Cabinet agenda, important economic figures are due out later this week and we’ve got so irritated by email disclaimers we investigated to see what difference they make... See... Molesworth & Featherston – 21 September 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00240.htm


    Hard News & More Is There!

    - Nick Smith has an interesting story in this week's Listener on forensic psychiatrist Yolande Lucire. It's just a shame that she's completely full of sh*t. Lucire holds that what we know as repetitive strain injury is really a form of workplace hysteria, ... See... Public Address 22/09/04 - The Pain [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00241.htm


    Fighting Talk: Up With Students, Down With Terror

    - The answer to the question is No. Most people would say it's Yes, but it's No. The question? It's about terrorism. In the words the Weekend Herald to advertise this recent article: are we living in ''a new and grim age, fated to live with the constant ... See... Fighting Talk: Up With Students, Down With Terror [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00239.htm


    CBS TANG MEMOS: Forgeries, Fakes, And Cover-Ups

    - The Republicans and the media are still rumbling, ruminating, and roaring about the ''forged'' memos that were disclosed by CBS regarding the service of George W. Bush in the National Guard during the Viet Nam War. See... Mary Pitt: Forgeries, Fakes, And Cover-Ups [1] MORE MEMOGATE COMMENT: - Thom Hartmann - Thom Hartmann: Just Cut Out Their Tongues [2] - Marc Ash - : Bush v. Rather et. al. [3] - The Nation - Scoop Link: Why Bush Left The Texas National Guard [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00238.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00237.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00224.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00196.htm


    The Green Left Weekly Assesses Kerry's Chances

    - With his mother at his side, and a picture of his identical twin brother, who was killed in Iraq, held above him, Ivan Medina, a US Army soldier, said: ``We must bring our troops home now. Not tomorrow. Not in six years. Now! We cannot allow another death in Iraq. If [President] George Bush believes in his war, then he can send his nephew and his daughters out there.'' See... GLW: Can John Kerry defeat George W Bush? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00242.htm


    Much of the World Views Bush With Disdain and Fear

    - Interview with David Cadman, deputy mayor of the City of Vancouver, British Columbia, conducted by Scott Harris See... World Views Bush Admin. With Disdain And Fear [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00236.htm


    Ivan Eland: Foolish American Voters

    - Despite all of the death and mayhem in Iraq and counterproductive results in the war on terror, the ever-chipper President Bush soldiers on with upbeat assessments of those efforts in campaign appearances. See... You Can Fool Most Of The People Most Of The Time [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00235.htm


    Photographs From Early Palestine On Display

    - The work of Hanna Safieh, a Jerusalem landscape and ethnographic photographer whose pioneering work illustrated the life of Palestinians from the British Mandate (1917-1948) to Israeli occupation (from 1967) will be on display for the first time in America. See... Historical Palestinian Photographs by Hanna Safief [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00234.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00243.htm
    … Meanwhile Out In The Atlantic

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Greens Seek Increase In Problem Gambling Levy

    Green MP Sue Bradford is demanding that the Government urgently raise the level of the problem gambling levy in the wake of the Gambling Commission report released today and the AUT gambling study released yesterday. See... Greens demand rise in problem gambling levy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00447.htm


    Don Brash Spots A Problem For Mallard's Treaty Inquiry

    - National Party Leader Don Brash says it would appear Helen Clark's attempt to bury race relations as an issue in the lead-up to the next election has hit a snag. See... Treaty inquiry hits a snag [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00446.htm


    Food Safety Body Needs To Cut Apron Strings - Greens

    - Green MP Sue Kedgley today called for the New Zealand Food Safety Authority to be made a completely independent body in order to restore consumer confidence in the safety of New Zealand's food supply. See... Food Safety review shows need for independence [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00467.htm


    Court Of Appeal Acquits Convicted Cycle Race Organiser

    - Sportspeople throughout New Zealand should be relieved by the Court of Appeal judgement acquitting Astrid Anderson of criminal nuisance, ACT New Zealand Sports & Recreation Spokesman Stephen Franks said today. See... Anderson Judgement Helps All Sportspeople [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00466.htm


    ACT Approves Needs Based Teacher Trainee Scholarships

    - ACT New Zealand Maori Affairs Spokesman Stephen Franks today approved Minister Trevor Mallard's move to make scholarships for Teacher Trainees available to all New Zealanders, regardless of race. See... A Racist Barrier Removed [1] MORE: - NZEI - Early Childhood Teaching Scholarships [2] - Govt. - New scholarship scheme announced [3] - Govt. - Scholarships target early childhood teachers [4] and Mallard Speech: Supporting early & primary ed [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00465.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0409/S00101.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00449.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00457.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00456.htm


    NZ First Applauds Waitaki Progress

    - New Zealand First says that it is pleasing that water allocation for the Waitaki River catchment will finally be advanced. See... Get On Board Waitaki [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00464.htm


    Govt. To Fund Thames Coast Flood Management

    -The government announced today that it will be contributing a multi-million dollar package to an integrated flood management plan for the Thames coast. See... Government boost for Thames coast flood protection [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00462.htm


    Winston Wonders Why Banks Haven't Been Paying Enough Tax In The Past?

    - Rt Hon Winston Peters is questioning why it took the Minister of Finance, Treasury and the Inland Revenue Department so long to address a loophole that has allowed banks to avoid paying hundreds of millions of dollars worth of tax. See... Overseas Banks Need Stricter Controls [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00461.htm


    Child Abuse Arithmetic Concerns Rich

    - National MP Katherine Rich says the Minister responsible for Child, Youth and Family Minister is trying some creative accounting on child abuse numbers. See... Minister tries creative accounting with abuse no.s [1] MORE: - Child abuse and neglect cases down [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00460.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00454.htm


    Judith Tizard Pays Respects To Pat Hanly

    - Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Judith Tizard said today she was saddened to learn of the death of New Zealand artist Pat Hanly, after a long struggle against Huntington's disease. See... Pat Hanly [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00452.htm


    Kiwi Film Honoured In Toronto

    - A New Zealand film has once again received one of the top awards at the Toronto Film Festival, evidence that the New Zealand film industry is going from strength to strength, says Associate Arts Culture and Heritage Minister Judith Tizard. See... New Zealand film takes top award, again [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00451.htm


    Net Migration Halves – Newman Seeks Head To Roll

    - ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader and Immigration Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today accused the Labour Government's mis-management of the key immigration portfolio as being responsible for effectively halving New Zealand's net migration numbers. See... Labour Harming Our Economy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00450.htm

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