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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: PM's Presser: Prisoner Compo, The OIA. Mahuta & Agent Orange
Air Force Orions To Get Facelift
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
SCOOP SPECIAL REPORT: Sinister Code Of Army Cadet School Unearthed
New Zealand WV Correspondent James Addis Reports From Chad
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
Edwards Vs Cheney – 2pm Wednesday NZT

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Not A CNN News Report From Samarra
Hard News & More Is There!
John Roughan's Letter From Honiara
No Right Turn: Ahmed Zaoui Wins Again
The Inside Oil From Molesworth & Featherston
An Assessment Of The Full Costs Of The Iraq War
No Longer Welcome Down On The Crawford Ranch
William Marina: GW Bush & the "Mandate of Heaven"
Bernard Weiner Looks Back To Two Possible Futures

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Rod Donald To Speak At Zaoui Book Launch Tonight
Prisoner Compo Move Attracts Criticism From Both Sides
Aquaculture Legislation, Wrong Bill, Long Time
Two New TVNZ Boardroom Bosses
Hodgson Unimpressed With Connell's Views On Kyoto
RMA Exemption Rumours A Lot Of Rot – Benson-Pope
New Tertiary Education Funding Scam
'P' Epidemic Highlights Govt. Failures – Newman
Maharey Says Retirement Savings Work Underway
New High Commissioner For Tonga
Mallard Announces New Kids Physical Education Initiative
Winston Appeals To Minister To Block PowerCo Takeover
Eagles Band Member Plays Anti-Drug Message To MPs

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95bFM's Editorial Director Noelle McCarthy
To MC At Zaoui Book Launch

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
PM's Presser: Prisoner Compo, The OIA. Mahuta & Agent Orange

- In This Edition: - Compensation For Prison Inmates - The Official Information Act And Parliament - Nanaia Mahuta's Oral Submission On The Foreshore And Seabed Bill - Compensation For Military Personnel Affected By Agent Orange See... PM's Presser: Prisoner Compo, The OIA & Mahuta [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00050.htm


Air Force Orions To Get Facelift

- With final negotiations completed and the contract signed, work can begin next year on a major upgrade of New Zealand’s P-3 Orion aircraft fleet. See... Burton signs Orion upgrade contract [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00066.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Passport To Fashion Wins Ticket To Fashion Week [1]
  • Prime TV Breaks Sunday Night Record [2]
  • Ross Harris new Composer-in-Residence [3]
  • Kids enter SAFE zone to stop animal cruelty [4]
  • Anna Rowberry joins the NZflag.com debate [5]
  • Stopwork Meeting Called at Burnham Camp [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0410/S00026.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0410/S00025.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0410/S00016.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00046.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00045.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00048.htm


    SCOOP SPECIAL REPORT: Sinister Code Of Army Cadet School Unearthed

    - Lauded as the prime source of the New Zealand Army's future Senior NCOs and Officers, for 50 years the Regular Force Cadet School has kept secret a far more sinister aspect to its existence. See... Investigation: Inside The Waiouru RF Cadet School [1] ALSO: - Ian Fraser - Victims Of Army Cadet School Violence Sought [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00015.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00017.htm


    New Zealand WV Correspondent James Addis Reports From Chad

    - Refugee representatives at Iridimi refugee camp in Chad used the visit of senior WFP officials last week to press for further humanitarian aid. The representatives said 15 schools with 78 teachers, had been established in the camp, and they asked ... See... WV's James Addis Reports From Chad [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00036.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Several Good Reasons For Australian Regime Change! [1]
  • UN: Refugees Are Facing Less Friendly Environment [2]
  • UN To Vaccinate 80 Million Africans Against Polio [3]
  • Cyprus: Annan Recommends Cut In Troops [4]
  • Nuclear industry attempt to ban Greenpeace protest [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00065.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00064.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00063.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00062.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00059.htm


    STORY OF THE WEEK:

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00041.htm
    Visibly Pissed: Dubya is experiencing a serious lack of self confidence following last week's debate.

    Edwards Vs Cheney – 2pm Wednesday NZT

    - The Bush campaign has its game face on in the aftermath of the first debate between Mr. Kerry and Mr. Bush, but there has to be some low level panic setting in based on Mr. Bush's performance. See... Marc Ash: Edwards v. Halliburton [1] MORE DEBATE COMMENTARY: - John Chuckman - Strange Victory [2] - Freepressed.Com Satire - War Criticism Only Emboldens The Opposition - WH [3] - Kidd Millennium - Cartoon: Staying Afloat [4] - Marjorie Cohn - Marjorie Cohn: Kerry Hits Nail on Head [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00040.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00042.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00041.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00038.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00037.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Not A CNN News Report From Samarra

    - A message was forwarded to Scoop by a member of the Wellington activist community. It contains an eyewitness report of the battle for Samarra. It appears to come from a CNN correspondent providing a completely different perspective than that which appears in the official Cable News Network's transmissions... See... Not A CNN Embed Report: The Situation In Samarra [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00052.htm


    Hard News & More Is There!

    - I got around to the service station about 7am on Sunday, to pick up some copies of the Herald on Sunday, to discuss a couple of hours later on Mediawatch. And my response on seeing it was, is that it?... See... Public Address 05/10/04 - Glam And Not [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00047.htm


    John Roughan's Letter From Honiara

    - Today's leaders are into using a new vocabulary about a future Solomon Islands but their old way of thinking about the country hasn't changed. See... John Roughan: Playing With Words, Little Else! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00046.htm


    No Right Turn: Ahmed Zaoui Wins Again

    - Ahmed Zaoui has won another battle in the Court of Appeal , making it two-and-a-half out of three. But reading the full judgement , this may very well be the most important one of all. See... The Most Important Victory Yet For Ahmed Zaoui [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00045.htm


    The Inside Oil From Molesworth & Featherston

    - Treasury has sent Ministers its latest assessment of the economy, we have this week’s Cabinet agenda and with no new polls entering our exclusive rolling poll of polls we look at surprisingly bright prospects for minor parties. We preview the Australian election, review the new Sunday paper and think about the battle for Powerco, in your regular Tuesday intelligence update… See... Molesworth & Featherston – 5 October 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00051.htm


    An Assessment Of The Full Costs Of The Iraq War

    - 1. U.S. Military Casualties Have Been Highest During the "Transition": U.S. military casualties (wounded and killed) stand at a monthly average of 747 since the so-called "transition" to Iraqi rule on June 28, 2004. See... Undernews Special: Costs Of The Iraq War [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00048.htm


    No Longer Welcome Down On The Crawford Ranch

    - Few Americans would have voted for George W. Bush four years ago if he had promised that, as President, he would: See... Scoop Link: Bush's Hometown Paper Endorses Kerry [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00044.htm


    William Marina: GW Bush & the "Mandate of Heaven"

    - Since at least the epic of Job described in the Bible, humans have tried to understand why their God has inflicted cruelties upon believers. Many years ago, I recall my daughter of almost four, after we had been in an auto accident which injured my year-and-a-half-old ... See... William Marina: GW Bush & the "Mandate of Heaven" [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00043.htm


    Bernard Weiner Looks Back To Two Possible Futures

    - Virtually everyone agrees that this presidential election is the most important one in the modern era, and will determine for a long time in which direction this country will move. See... Two Historical Paths On November 2 - Choose One [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00039.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Rod Donald To Speak At Zaoui Book Launch Tonight

    - Green Party Co-leader Rod Donald will make a speech tonight at the book-launch of I Almost Forgot About the Moon, a major investigation into the disinformation campaign against Ahmed Zaoui. See... Green Co-leader to help launch Zaoui book [1] and 95bFM’s Editorial Director To MC Zaoui Book Launch [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00069.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00047.htm


    Prisoner Compo Move Attracts Criticism From Both Sides

    - United Future law & order spokesman Marc Alexander is demanding to know why the Government is putting international treaties ahead of the interests of justice in our own country. See... Alexander backs public against Govt and crims [1] and Smith: Hold all criminals financially responsible [2] MORE ON PRISONER COMPO: - Greens - Rushed Prisoner Compo Law Dangerous, Says Nandor [3] - National - Prisoner compo law must be retrospective [4] EARLIER: - Govt - Compensation for inmates [5] - ACT - Questions For Mr Goff [6] - United Future - Statute Of Limitations Increase A Good Move [7] & Alexander: Compo law moves weak and half-hearted [8]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00077.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00073.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00062.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00061.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00059.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00041.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00055.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00036.htm


    Aquaculture Legislation, Wrong Bill, Long Time

    - National's Fisheries spokesman Phil Heatley is asking why it has taken the Government so long on its aquaculture legislation, only to get it so wrong. See... Aquaculture: why so long to get it so wrong [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00078.htm


    Two New TVNZ Boardroom Bosses

    - Broadcasting Minister Steve Maharey has announced the appointments of Bryan Gould and June McCabe as new members of the Board of Television New Zealand Limited. See... Appointments to the Board of TVNZ [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00076.htm


    Hodgson Unimpressed With Connell's Views On Kyoto

    - National MP Brian Connell's latest sadly confused statement on the Kyoto Protocol is another example of his bizarre anti-business rhetoric. His formula is to talk up problems that don't exist and then say they'll scare off business. See... Hodgson clears National's climate change confusion [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00075.htm


    RMA Exemption Rumours A Lot Of Rot – Benson-Pope

    - Suggestions that the government has some secret list of projects that will be exempt from local consultation are ridiculous, says Associate Environment Minister David Benson-Pope. See... No projects will be exempt local consultation [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00074.htm


    New Tertiary Education Funding Scam

    - A well-known and inspirational speaker, Mike Tamaki, has unwittingly been caught up in the latest tertiary education funding scam says National's Education spokesman, Bill English. See... Maharey laughing stock at polytechs [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00072.htm


    'P' Epidemic Highlights Govt. Failures – Newman

    - ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader and Police Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today claimed that the recent police-commissioned Massey University research on methamphetamine use had confirmed Labour's dismal failure to arrest the drug epidemic sweeping the country. See... 'P' Research Highlights Labour Failure [1] MORE: - National - Report underscores urgency over 'P' epidemic [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00071.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00060.htm


    Maharey Says Retirement Savings Work Underway

    - Work is already underway on many of the recommendations of the Periodic Report Group on ways to improve private provision for retirement income, the Minister for Social Development and Employment Steve Maharey said today. See... Work underway on retirement recommendations [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00070.htm


    New High Commissioner For Tonga

    - New Zealand’s next High Commissioner to Tonga will be career diplomat Michael McBryde, Foreign Minister Phil Goff announced today. See... Goff names new High Commissioner to Tonga [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00065.htm


    Mallard Announces New Kids Physical Education Initiative

    - Encouraging Kiwi kids to be more physically active is the aim of a groundbreaking new initiative for primary schools announced today by Education Minister Trevor Mallard. See... Physical activity for primary school pupils [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00064.htm


    Winston Appeals To Minister To Block PowerCo Takeover

    - Rt Hon Winston Peters says the Minister of Finance has no choice but to block the sale of a majority shareholding in New Plymouth based Powerco to Prime Infrastructure Australia. See... Stop Powerco Sale Minister – Says NZ First [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00063.htm


    Eagles Band Member Plays Anti-Drug Message To MPs

    - Associate Health Minister Jim Anderton has invited all Members of Parliament to a concert to promote an optimistic, free-of-drugs message by Joe Walsh of 'The Eagles' at Parliament tomorrow. See... Joe Walsh anti-drugs concert for MPs, guests [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00079.htm

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