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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Treaty of Waitangi Gets Winston Peter's Attention
Tony Ryall's Immigration Standards Queried
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Unicef Calls For Heightened Child Trafficker Enforcement
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
The Inside Oil From Molesworth & Featherston
Yet Another E-Voting Tech Blows The Whistle
Stateside: The Presidential Debates
Martin LeFevre: Preparing For The Worst
Hard News & Much Much More Is There!
John Pilger On The Globalisation Of Media
Joshua Marshall Finds Himself Living Inside Kafka
Ivan Eland: Problems Inherent In An Intelligence Tzar
Ray McGovern: Digging In Deeper
The Intifada Three Years On
Sam Smith On What's Wrong With American Democracy
Dennis Hans: Leadership Vs Cheerleading
Former Officials Call On Govt. Employees To Blow Whistle On War Deceptions

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Anderton Says No To Nandor's Drug Plan
Judith Collins Celebrates Families' Right To Know
Ron Mark Says Army Civilian Pay Offer Is Derisory
Brownlee Suspicious Over Mahuta Submission Deal
New Kiwi Ambassador Sent To Spain
Mallard Highlights At Risk Kids Research
Ann Hartley To Stand In Northcote
Tariana Turia Talks To Tertiary Education Staff
United Spots A Surge In Prisoner Complaints
Govt. Accused Of Muzzling Community Health NGOs
Powerco Takeover Deal Stinks Says Peters
Mallard Applauds Performance Of NZ Economy
Imported Food Incorrectly Labelled 80% Of The Time

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Molesworth & Featherston's Sneak Preview Of The Herald On Sunday

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LEAD STORY:
Treaty of Waitangi Gets Winston Peter's Attention

- New Zealand First today announced a new Treaty of Waitangi policy aimed at ending the grievance industry but safeguarding genuine claims. See... New Zealand First Announces New Treaty Policy [1] ALSO: - National - Comment on NZ First Treaty policy [2] - ACT - Is Mr Peters Sincere On The Treaty? [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00580.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00581.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00587.htm


Tony Ryall's Immigration Standards Queried

- National Party immigration spokesperson Tony Ryall today accused the Government of enabling ''immigration by stealth'' in the Dominion Post. Scoop's Kevin List inquired further. See... What Exactly Makes An Immigration Touch Soft? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00314.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Treasury releases September working papers [1]
  • Surveys of banks reveal workplace bullying [2]
  • Food importers flouting labelling laws [3]
  • Sir Peter Blake’s life and adventures [4]
  • Ladies Night with a difference returns [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00280.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00282.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00586.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0409/S00200.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0409/S00199.htm


    Unicef Calls For Heightened Child Trafficker Enforcement

    - As delegates gather in Sri Lanka to review efforts to halt the commercial sexual exploitation of South Asian children, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today called for better enforcement against traffickers and more cross-border cooperation ... See... Enforcement Against Child Traffickers Needed [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00349.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Report Finds Australia Deporting People To Danger [1]
  • The Must See Film Before The Australian Election [2]
  • Lawsuit Challenges E-Voting Software in Washington [3]
  • John Kerry Response To Iraqi PM Allawi's Remarks [4]
  • One Quarter Of Iraqis Still Depend On Food Rations [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00347.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00354.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00352.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00351.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00350.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00314.htm
    Tampa Refugees – A Soft Touch?

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    The Inside Oil From Molesworth & Featherston

    - Labour’s lead solidifies as new polls come into the exclusive Molesworth & Featherston rolling poll of polls. We ask why we’re paying so much and getting so little for domestic aviation security. There is a sneak preview of the new Sunday Herald, and all the details of industrial troubles bubbling there. We find out whether Dr Cullen really could splurge more of the surplus and we even visit the Auckland mayoralty. All this and more in this week’s intelligence update… See... Molesworth & Featherston – 28 September 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00312.htm


    Yet Another E-Voting Tech Blows The Whistle

    - I [David Allen] have come into possession of a pair of letters written by a former Hart-Intercivic technician to the Secretaries of State for Ohio and Texas. These letters detail a ''long history of concealing problems'' and a willingness to ignore potentially serious problems ''largely for the sake of corporate profit''. See... Hart-Intercivic E-Voting Tech Blows The Whistle [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00309.htm


    Stateside: The Presidential Debates

    - This Thursday, I'll miss the presidential debate - which airs at 6 pm here on the West Coast - because I'll be at a discussion given by a panel of young voters about what it takes to get young people interested in going out to vote. See... Stateside with Rosalea: The Others [1] MORE DEBATE COMMENT - Bernard Weiner - Bush Rehearses For Debate [2] - William Rivers Pitt - : A Proper Debate [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00313.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00298.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00290.htm


    Martin LeFevre: Preparing For The Worst

    - Now that the re-election of George W. Bush seems certain (God help us!), the question becomes, will the rest of the world be able to meet the danger America now poses to humanity? See... When Love of Country Means Hatred of Humanity [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00311.htm


    Hard News & Much Much More Is There!

    - Due to a ski trip the regular Scoop, Public Address email service has experienced an interruption over the past week. This edition – including today's offerings – catches up with the messages you will have missed. See... Public Address 30/09/04 - Tiny Triumphs + Catchup [1] MORE BLOGGING: - FIGHTING TALK digest [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00301.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00288.htm


    John Pilger On The Globalisation Of Media

    - In 1983, the principal media in the Western world, which dominate much of the media in the rest of the world, were owned by 50 corporations. In 2002, this had fallen to nine transnational companies. See... John Pilger: Australia’s Samidzat [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00303.htm


    Joshua Marshall Finds Himself Living Inside Kafka

    - "This is like living in a Kafka novel," said Joshua Micah Marshall, a Washington Monthly contributing writer and a Web blogger who had been collaborating with "60 Minutes" producers on the uranium story. "Here we had a very important, well-reported story about forged documents that helped lead the country to war. And then it gets bumped by another story that relied on forged documents." See... Scoop Link: The Forgery Story CBS Didn't Run [1] MORE: - Kidd Millennium Cartoon - Sword Mightier Than Pen [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00295.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00310.htm


    Ivan Eland: Problems Inherent In An Intelligence Tzar

    - In ''slow rolling'' the 9/11 Commission’s recommendations on intelligence reorganization, the White House has come up with something even worse for the nation’s security. See... Ivan Eland: More Bureaucracy, Less Security [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00308.htm


    Ray McGovern: Digging In Deeper

    - It's not an ''if''. It's a ''when''. Pentagon officials have indicated that they plan to send as many as 15,000 additional troops during the first four months of 2005, and the President George W. Bush continues to insist ''we will stay the course'' ... See... McGovern: More Troops To Iraq...After The Election [1] MORE IRAQ COMMENT: - Marjorie Cohn - Bush at UN - Sugarcoating Failure [2] - William Marina - The Russians Are Coming! To Iraq? [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00307.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00305.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00300.htm


    The Intifada Three Years On

    - The Al Aqsa Intifada is a disaster for Israelis and Palestinians as it hits its fourth year with no significant advances, no real agreement in sight or an end to the violence. See... Am Johal: It's The Occupation, Stupid! [1] MORE: - Israeli Governance Destroys Palestine's Children [2] - Poem: Yom Kippur Observed in Palestine [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00306.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00297.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00294.htm


    Sam Smith On What's Wrong With American Democracy

    - We are now well over halfway through this dismal presidential campaign during which more money has been spent to less purpose than in any election contest in our history. See... Sam Smith: Halfway To Nowhere [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00304.htm


    Dennis Hans: Leadership Vs Cheerleading

    - In his September 16 speech to the National Guard , Senator John Kerry said that President George W. Bush has ''failed the fundamental test of leadership: he failed to tell you the truth.'' See... Bush Passes The Fundamental Test Of Cheerleading [1] MORE US ELECTION COMMENTARY: - Philip J. Rappa - : Do the Hokey Pokey [2] - Angie Pratt - Where, Oh Where Has Osama Bin Laden Gone? [3] - William Rivers Pitt - : Introducing John Kerry [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00299.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00296.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00292.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00291.htm


    Former Officials Call On Govt. Employees To Blow Whistle On War Deceptions

    - Interview with Daniel Ellsberg, former government employee who released the "Pentagon Papers," conducted by Scott Harris. See... Between The Lines Interview with Daniel Ellsberg [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00293.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00574.htm
    Greens Launch Drug Control Policy

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Anderton Says No To Nandor's Drug Plan

    - Drug laws will not be eased as the Green Party wishes while Jim Anderton is the Minister responsible for drug policy. See... Anderton just says NO [1] MORE: - Marc Alexander - Greens ‘shambolic’ drugs policies slated [2] - GreenCross - Cannabis Cure From The Greens [3] - Greens - Care, consistency, control: Greens drug policy [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00606.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00589.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00288.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00574.htm


    Judith Collins Celebrates Families' Right To Know

    - I am pleased with the result of a new poll that shows seven out of ten New Zealanders support my bid to ensure parents are told if their underage daughter sought an abortion. See... Celebrating Families 30 September 2004 [1] and Don Brash backs Judith Collins on parents' rights [2] MORE COLUMNS: - Muriel Newman - Newman On-Line: Long-Term Unemployment [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00605.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00598.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00600.htm


    Ron Mark Says Army Civilian Pay Offer Is Derisory

    - New Zealand First spokesperson on defence Ron Mark today slammed the 2.5% pay offer to Army civilian support staff as derisory and totally inadequate. See... Look After Those Who Look After Our Soldiers [1] MORE: - NUPE - First Ever Strike in New Zealand Army Today [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00603.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00290.htm


    Brownlee Suspicious Over Mahuta Submission Deal

    - "The Government U-turn to allow Nanaia Mahuta to give evidence at the select committee considering the foreshore and seabed legislation smells like a secret deal," says National's Maori Affairs spokesman Gerry Brownlee. See... U-turn on submission smells of backroom deal [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00601.htm


    New Kiwi Ambassador Sent To Spain

    - New New Zealand's new ambassador to Spain will be career diplomat Geoff Ward, Foreign Minister Phil Goff announced today. See... Goff names new ambassador to Spain [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00604.htm


    Mallard Highlights At Risk Kids Research

    - Research shows positive changes in students' behaviour and attitudes as a result of three innovative programmes for students at risk of poor educational achievement, Education Minister Trevor Mallard said today. See... Projects help students at risk - research [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00599.htm


    Ann Hartley To Stand In Northcote

    - Deputy Speaker Ann Hartley will stand for Labour in Northcote in the next general election. See... Hartley gets Labour nod in Northcote [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00596.htm


    Tariana Turia Talks To Tertiary Education Staff

    - You probably all remember your teachers scaring you off from making faces, by saying, ‘ watch out that the wind doesn’t change’. Right now, some of my political colleagues will be hoping for exactly that. See... Turia: Speech to ASTE Annual Conference [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00595.htm


    United Spots A Surge In Prisoner Complaints

    - Compensation payouts for mistreated prisoners could become more commonplace if the number of complaints by inmates to the Ombudsman are anything to go by, according to United Future justice spokesperson Murray Smith. See... Ombudsman flooded with prisoner complaints [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00593.htm


    Govt. Accused Of Muzzling Community Health NGOs

    - Green MP Sue Bradford says a Health Ministry funding statement recently sent to health and disability NGOs is designed to restrain or even prevent the groups' ability to lobby and advocate politically. See... Ministry memo a further attack on community sector [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00592.htm


    Powerco Takeover Deal Stinks Says Peters

    - Rt Hon Winston Peters has renewed his attack on Prime Infrastructure’s deal with the New Plymouth District Council and Taranaki Electricity Trust to buy their majority shareholding in the energy company Powerco. See... Powerco Deal Stinks Says Peters [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00591.htm


    Mallard Applauds Performance Of NZ Economy

    - “This month’s National Bank Business Outlook shows our economy is continuing its growth momentum, “ Acting Finance Minister Trevor Mallard said today. See... Survey shows growth momentum continues [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00588.htm


    Imported Food Incorrectly Labelled 80% Of The Time

    - Eighty per cent of imported foods are not properly labelled, an audit by the New Zealand Food Safety Authority has found, Green MP Sue Kedgley said today. See... Food importers flouting labelling laws [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00586.htm

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