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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Court Of Appeal Rules In Favour Of Zaoui’s Human Rights
… Meanwhile On The Other Side Of The World
NZ Seeks Security Council Two Year Term
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Russia Ratifies Kyoto Protocol Treaty
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
The Industrial Dispute Over This Weekend's New Sunday Paper
Hard News Is There!
Bfm News Digest: Remember Nandor?
Bird Flu Moves To Humans In Thailand
Michel Chossudovsky: Weather As A Weapon
Congratulations For Ariel Sharon
A Preview For Today's Presidential Debate
W. David Jenkins: A Roller Coaster With JFK
Tony Ryall's Immigration Standards Queried

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Winston Suspects Don Brash Has Given Up Already
Green MP Says "Told You So" On Vioxx Recall
Trevor Mallard Speech to Navcon 'Learning for the Future'
Fiordland Marine Area announced
PHOs Get 100,000 Kiwis Bigger
Anderton Challenges High School Students
Prison Compo Claims Expected By National
$48.3 Million For Rural Broadband In Schools
Those Were The Days Of Our Select Committees
Solo Parents Moving Into Work
Richard Worth: News Worthy
US Customs Agreement Announced

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http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00002.htm
Inside The Industrial Relations Dispute At The Herald On Sunday

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
Court Of Appeal Rules In Favour Of Zaoui’s Human Rights

- The Court of Appeal has ruled against the Crown yet again in the latest appeal case related to the controversial Algerian Member of Parliament and refugee Ahmed Zaoui. See... NEWSFLASH: Zaoui Wins Again In The Court Of Appeal [1] ALSO: - Amnesty - Amnesty International Welcomes Zaoui Decision [2] - Greens - Zaoui 2½ - Crown ½ [3] - Matt Robson - robson-on-politics goes awol first week of October [4] - National - Zaoui should let Inspector-General decide now [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00001.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00011.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00007.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00022.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00020.htm


… Meanwhile On The Other Side Of The World

- The United Kingdom government has released an Algerian who had been imprisoned on the basis of a security certificate issued against him. The secret information held allegedly linked him to an Algerian terrorist organisation. See... UK - Algerian Once Considered A Threat Set Free [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00010.htm


NZ Seeks Security Council Two Year Term

- New Zealand will seek a two-year term on the United Nations Security Council in 2015 and 2016, Foreign Minister Phil Goff announced today. See... NZ to seek term on UN Security Council [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00002.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • US arrangement benefits NZ exporters [1]
  • Specialist staff usher in big welfare changes [2]
  • Cannabis reform challenge for NZ DHB Elections [3]
  • Action Needed To Value Our Elders [4]
  • HRC: On the Bright Side September 2004 [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00004.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00010.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00006.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00004.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00003.htm


    Russia Ratifies Kyoto Protocol Treaty

    - Moscow: Greenpeace welcomed the news that the Russian Government has given the green light to the climate change treaty, the Kyoto Protocol today (1). See... Russia gives green light to climate change treaty [1] ALSO: - UN - UN Hails Russian Approval Of Kyoto Climate Treaty [2] NZ REACTION: - Greens - A first step towards avoiding climate catastrophe [3] - National Party - Time for Govt to come clean on Kyoto costs [4] - Greenpeace NZ - Greenpeace NZ Heralds Russia Ratifying Kyoto [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00001.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00012.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00003.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00017.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00002.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Afghans Use Donkeys To Prepare Presidential Vote [1]
  • Iran: Transcript Q&A on 16 year old's Execution [2]
  • Audio - Five Minutes From Palestine Bulletin Is In [3]
  • Gaza: UN Calls On Israel To Ensure Its Staff Safe [4]
  • Sudan: 20,000 Child Soldiers Have Been Demobilized [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00011.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00021.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00018.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00015.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00010.htm



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

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    The Industrial Dispute Over This Weekend's New Sunday Paper

    - THIS weekend, the war begins between two Sunday newspapers destined for the nation’s news stands and New Zealanders’ hearts. Scoop’s KEVIN LIST reports on the controversy surrounding the setting up of the new Herald on Sunday. See... Kevin List: Trouble At T'[NewsPaper] Mill [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00002.htm


    Hard News Is There!

    - I feel that I should offer some stern consideration to the government's continuing ugliness in the matter of Ahmed Zaoui, or Trevor Mallard's attempt to pretend that over-long school powhiri are a pressing issue … But it's been a long week and I lack ... See... Public Address 01/10/04 - Shilly-Shallying [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00009.htm


    Bfm News Digest: Remember Nandor?

    - You know that alternative guy with the dreadlocks and the hemp suit. The one who blazed into parliament on publicity overload. Who fearlessly fought for dope decriminalisation? See... Pound's Digest: Drug Policies Are Bad, Hmmmm 'Kay [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00005.htm


    Bird Flu Moves To Humans In Thailand

    - BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thailand has declared bird flu as its ''enemy'' after the world's first ''probable'' human-to-human infection killed at least one Thai woman and perhaps infected her relatives. See... Bird Flu Moves To Human Transmission In Thailand [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00004.htm


    Michel Chossudovsky: Weather As A Weapon

    - The significant expansion in America's weather warfare arsenal, which is a priority of the Department of Defense is not a matter for debate or discussion. See... The Ultimate Weapon of Mass Destruction - Weather [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00008.htm


    Congratulations For Ariel Sharon

    - This News Service rarely forwards Gush Shalom messages but this one has got such an important and clear message that I am sending it to at least some of you. It's not every day that Israel most militant peace organisation congratulates Prime Minister Ariel Sharon... See... Translation: Gush-Shalom Congratulates Sharon [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00007.htm


    A Preview For Today's Presidential Debate

    - Tonight George W. Bush and John Kerry will face off in the first of three presidential debates that may well decide the direction of our nation for the next four years. See... Marc Ash: May the Best Man Win [1] MORE DEBATE PRE-COMMENT - Stateside with Rosalea: The Others [2] - Bernard Weiner - Bush Rehearses For Debate [3] - William Rivers Pitt - : A Proper Debate [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00006.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00313.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00298.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00290.htm


    W. David Jenkins: A Roller Coaster With JFK

    - Does anybody else feel like he’s riding a roller-coaster gone wild? Like the Police song, ''Too Much Information,'' there seems to be this bombardment of headlines all pointed in the same direction in an effort to confuse everybody. See... W. David Jenkins III: Avoiding Hari-Kerry [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00003.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


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0410/S00001.htm
    Ozone Hole Smaller This Year

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Winston Suspects Don Brash Has Given Up Already

    - “Don Brash has effectively conceded the 2005 election if he seriously thinks this government cannot be challenged on its economic management, said the Rt Hon Winston Peters. See... Giving Up Already? [1] MORE WINSTON vs DON: - Winston Peters - Peters Issues Brash A Challenge [2] - Don Brash - A vote for NZ First is a vote for Labour [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00009.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00010.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00008.htm


    Green MP Says "Told You So" On Vioxx Recall

    - Green MP Sue Kedgley today called on the Government to ban the direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising of drugs in the wake of the worldwide withdrawal of the arthritis drug Vioxx. See... Govt warned of dangers of direct Vioxx marketing [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00005.htm


    Trevor Mallard Speech to Navcon 'Learning for the Future'

    - "Good afternoon everyone. I appreciate this opportunity to close your Navcon2k4 conference and to reflect with you on the importance of learning through information and communications technology (ICT)." See… Mallard: Learning for the information age [1] and Teachers awarded e-learning fellowships [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00025.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00018.htm


    Fiordland Marine Area announced

    - The government has agreed to enact the strategy developed by the Fiordland Guardians creating a new Fiordland Marine Area. This will protect the special environment of the world-famous South Island fiords. See... Fiordland Marine Area announced [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00024.htm


    PHOs Get 100,000 Kiwis Bigger

    - Another 100,000 New Zealanders from today become part of the biggest change in primary health care in more than half a century, says Health Minister Annette King. See... 100,000 more New Zealanders welcomed into PHOs [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00023.htm


    Anderton Challenges High School Students

    - Jim Anderton opens the regional competition for the high school global enterprise challenge. See... Anderton: Global enterprise challenge begins [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00021.htm


    Prison Compo Claims Expected By National

    - The Government's lack of action over prisoner compensation legislation is coming home to roost as National predicted, says Law and Order spokesman Tony Ryall. See... PM allows yet more prisoner compo claims [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00019.htm


    $48.3 Million For Rural Broadband In Schools

    - Education Minister Trevor Mallard today announced the final cost of Project Probe - the government's rollout of high speed internet access to regions around New Zealand - following the signing of the final PROBE contract. See... Final Project PROBE contract signed, cost revealed [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00016.htm


    Those Were The Days Of Our Select Committees

    - Committee meetings Four committee meetings were held this week, 2 in the parliamentary complex, 1 in Auckland and 1 in Christchurch. See... Select Committee Business: 24 Sep to 1 Oct [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00013.htm


    Solo Parents Moving Into Work

    - Increasing numbers of sole parent beneficiaries are being helped off benefits and into work under the Domestic Purposes and Widows benefit reforms, Social Development and Employment Minister Steve Maharey said today. See... DPB reforms helping more sole parents into work [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00012.htm


    Richard Worth: News Worthy

    Every Government has its brand. This Government will be remembered for its political correctness. The illustrations are legion Here is Round 2. See... News Worthy - 1 October 2004 [1] MORE COLUMNS: - Labour Party - Beehive Bulletin - 1 October 2004 [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00006.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00014.htm


    US Customs Agreement Announced

    - A comprehensive security arrangement between New Zealand and United States Customs authorities has been announced today by the Prime Minister Helen Clark and the Customs Minister Rick Barker. See... US arrangement benefits NZ exporters [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00004.htm

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