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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Editorial: Govt’s Supreme Court Bid In TVNZ-Zaoui Case A High Powered Gagging Writ
PM Announces Major Skills-Building Package
UN Seeks To Keep Chem-Bio-Nuke Weapons Out of Terrorists’ Hands
STORY OF THE WEEK
Scoop Report: Hubbard’s Fortitude And Leadership Tested By Right-Smear-Attacks
SCOOP COLUMNS
Russell Brown’s Public Address Is There…
Inside the Big-Movie Tent
Venezualan Ambassador Captures University Audience
Jon Eisen Vents On How His Book Was Overlooked

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Racist Action Inadvertently Improves Race Relations
Bill English Questions Apprentices Credentials
Sutton Gives Speech Regarding Exporting
Should Rowdy Tenants Move To Cardboard City?
Cullen Outlines NZ Economic Success In New York
Govt Addresses Skill Shortage

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LEAD STORY
Scoop Editorial: Govt’s Supreme Court Bid In TVNZ-Zaoui Case A High Powered Gagging Writ

- The Attorney General, Margaret Wilson, has allowed the Crown to appeal a Court of Appeal decision permitting detained refugee Ahmed Zaoui the right of freedom of expression – the move is a legal gagging writ from the highest level. See... Scoop OpEd: Wilson's Role In Zaoui's Detention [1] Crown To Appeal TVNZ Interview Of Zaoui [2] Last Week’s Story Of The Week + PM Withdraws FIS Terror Claim. [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00274.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00547.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00270.htm


NEW ZEALAND LEAD STORY
PM Announces Major Skills-Building Package

- A package to help address New Zealand’s skills shortages and build skill levels in critical areas of the workforce was announced today by Prime Minister Helen Clark and Associate Education Minister Steve Maharey. See... New package to address skills shortages [1] Unions Support Skill Investment Package [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00550.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00255.htm


INTERNATIONAL NEWS:
UN Seeks To Keep Chem-Bio-Nuke Weapons Out of Terrorists’ Hands

- The ability of countries to prevent terrorists, black marketers and other private interests from acquiring weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) will soon get needed help from a Security Council committee set up to monitor the problem, the panel's ... See... UN Moves To Keep Germ-Chem-Nuke Weapons Contained [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00328.htm


STORY OF THE WEEK
Scoop Report: Hubbard’s Fortitude And Leadership Tested By Right-Smear-Attacks

- Top-polling Auckland mayoralty candidate Dick Hubbard has endured attacks from right-wingers determined to spoil his chances of ousting the incumbent, John Banks. But Hubbard tells Scoop’s Yasmine Ryan he will overcome the sleaze thrown at him... See... Hubbard denies being the Prime Minister’s ‘Toy-Boy [1] John Banks Campaign Manager Fesses Up & Resigns [2] Why won’t Dick front up? [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00260.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0409/S00266.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0409/S00264.htm


SCOOP COLUMNS
Russell Brown’s Public Address Is There…

- Well, you know things have become a tad frisky when you're having Titewhai Harawira mediating for you, don't you? But even if John Banks, Dick Hubbard and Christine Fletcher can agree to henceforth play nice, it can hardly change the fact that this ... See... PUBLIC ADDRESS Sep 27, 2004 - Hitting the fan [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00273.htm


Inside the Big-Movie Tent

- Well, I'm being a bit more cautious naming the sets that are springing up around town here in West Auckland, New Zealand. The first one HAD to be a Narnia set-- it was sticking out above the fence around the Lion, Witch &Wardrobe lot where the ... See... More Sets Around Town: Narnia and Hercules [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00272.htm


Venezualan Ambassador Captures University Audience

- Resisting international pressures has allowed Venezuela’s wealth to be directed towards the poor majority in forms such as food and healthcare, said Leonel Vivas, the Venezuelan ambassador to Australia. See... Venezuala's Revolution Explained To New Zealand [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00275.htm


Jon Eisen Vents On How His Book Was Overlooked

- How mainstream media ignored the most important political book of the decade By Jon Eisen. See... How Mainstream Media Ignored An Important Book [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00277.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Racist Action Inadvertently Improves Race Relations

Ethnic Affairs Minister Chris Carter today applauded Wellington's Somali and Jewish communities for their solidarity in the face of a letter writing campaign designed to stir up race hate between the two groups. See... Carter applauds Somali and Jewish communities [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00553.htm


Bill English Questions Apprentices Credentials

New Zealand apprentices are no longer being entered into international competitions because their training is not up to scratch, says National's Education spokesman, Bill English. See... Trade skill levels dropping [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00554.htm


Sutton Gives Speech Regarding Exporting

"As we all know, New Zealand is a small country, a long, long way from anywhere else. These days, that has its advantages, but for our exporters, it can seem a limiting factor." See... Sutton Speech: Wellington Chamber of Commerce [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00552.htm


Should Rowdy Tenants Move To Cardboard City?

The Labour Government has forked out a whopping $43 million repairing tenant-damaged state houses, but only recovered a third of that sum since 2001, ACT New Zealand Associate Social Welfare Spokesman Deborah Coddington revealed today. See... State House Vandals Cost Taxpayers Millions [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00551.htm


Cullen Outlines NZ Economic Success In New York

First, I would like to give you a brief update on the recent progress of the New Zealand economy. And second I would like to set out four compelling reasons why investing in the New Zealand economy makes good sense in the current environment. See... Cullen Address to Expatriate Breakfast, New York [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00549.htm


Govt Addresses Skill Shortage

A package to help address New Zealand’s skills shortages and build skill levels in critical areas of the workforce was announced today by Prime Minister Helen Clark and Associate Education Minister Steve Maharey. See... New package to address skills shortages [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00548.htm

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