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Note: This edition of Top Scoops contains material from the weekend... (including local body elections) and the news from Scoop on Friday. Another edition of Top Scoops will be posted at around 5pm today.

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Local Body Elections
RESULTS PAGES LINKS:
Scoop Report: Parking Mad And Wellington City Council
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
SCOOP SPECIAL REPORT: NZ Army Chief Comments On Cadet Abuse
UN Probes Darfur Genocide Claims
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
STORY OF THE WEEK: William Rivers Pitt: Scary Little Man

SCOOP COLUMNS:
TV3 Poll: Brash Bombs – Labour Opens Up Lead Over Nats
Hard News & Much Much More Was There!
Wellington Jewish Cemetery Vandals Not Identified
Ian Fraser Defends TVNZ's Pacific Coverage
FBI Seizes Important Indymedia Servers In UK
UQ Wire: Washington Post Addresses 9/11 Conspiracies
Jason Leopold: Time Enough To Impeach
Robert Higgs: The Costs Of War

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Brash Attacks Govt. On Treaty Lake Claims
NZ First Seeks Illumination Of Party Divisions
Franks Is Concerned About North Shore Policing
Political Columns: Robson On Politics
Copeland Too Has Concerns About Carbon Taxation
Unanswered Questions At Cambridge High School
Those Were The Days Of Our Select Committees
Tariana Turia Pleased With Agent Orange Report
Yet More Money For PHOs
Anderton Champions Public Healthcare
Toxic Burning Ban Came Into Effect Friday
Customs Investment Is Paying Off Says Barker

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http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00084.htm
Parking Mad in Wellington

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
LEAD STORY Local Government Election Results:

- Dick Hubbard New Mayor Of Auckland- Cereal king Dick Hubbard has been elected Mayor of Auckland in today's local body elections. REACTION & RESULTS Auckland - Dick Hubbard First Results Show Hubbard Ahead in Auckland [1] - John Banks - John Banks media conference notes [2] - Action Hobson - Action Hobson Congratulates Dick Hubbard [3] , Voters Stop Eastern Motorway [4] and Action Hobson Promises Constructive Approach [5] - Rates Rebellion - 2 Rates-Issues Groups Caused Confusion In Arc Vote [6] - North Shore City re-elects mayor, stable council [7] - Rodney District Council Election Results [8] Wellington - a href="http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0410/S00091.htm" >Tim O’Brien Thanks Campaign Supporters Christchurch - Preliminary election results for Chch City [9] New Plymouth - Tennent Re-elected as Mayor of New Plymouth [10]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0410/S00078.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0410/S00083.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0410/S00082.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0410/S00081.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0410/S00080.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0410/S00084.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0410/S00079.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0410/S00085.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0410/S00090.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0410/S00087.htm


RESULTS PAGES LINKS:

Auckland City Council [1] Auckland Regional Council [2] Hamilton City Council [3] Wellington Regional Council [4] Wellington City Council [5] Christchurch City Council [6] Dunedin City Council [7] FULL NATIONWIDE LISTINGS – NZ GOVT. ONLINE [8]


[1] - http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/council/members/elections/results2004.asp
[2] - http://www.arc.govt.nz/arc/index.cfm?6BFE9BC8-BCD4-1A24-9881-A2BC695F5BF3
[3] - http://www.hcc.govt.nz/
[4] - http://www.wrc.govt.nz/aw/results.htm
[5] - http://www.wcc.govt.nz/haveyoursay/elections/index.html
[6] - http://www.ccc.govt.nz/Elections/2004/Results/
[7] - http://www.cityofdunedin.com/city/?page=council_elect_rslt01
[8] - http://www.govt.nz/urn.php?id=3553


Scoop Report: Parking Mad And Wellington City Council

- When asked by the Dominion Post early this year why the Wellington City Council couldn't have made enough money from three council owned car parking buildings to justify keeping them, incumbent Mayor Kerry Prendergast replied… See... Scoop Investigation: Parking Mad in Wellington [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00084.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • NZ Officer Caught In Hotel Bomb Blast In Egypt [1]
  • TV3 Poll: Labour Extends Their Lead Over National… [2]
  • Next step on Waiouru investigation [3]
  • ACT Blames Goff For White-Collar Leniency [4]
  • Telecom Shareholders Welcome New Directors [5]
  • Sally Andrews wins Best Actress at San Diego Fest [6]
  • It's another... MIC UPDATE [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00086.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00093.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00128.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00129.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0410/S00094.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0410/S00054.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0410/S00053.htm


    SCOOP SPECIAL REPORT: NZ Army Chief Comments On Cadet Abuse

    - Today, Chief of Army, Major General Mateparae, said "I am very concerned with the serious nature of the allegations made by former cadets at the Regular Force Cadet School (RFCS). See... Regular Force Cadet School Allegations [1] and Regular Force Cadet School Information [2] EARLIER - SCOOP EXCLUSIVE BREAKING NEWS: - Govt. - Next step on Waiouru investigation [3] - Investigation: Inside The Waiouru RF Cadet School [4] - Ian Fraser - Victims Of Army Cadet School Violence Sought [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00087.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00060.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00128.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00015.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00017.htm


    UN Probes Darfur Genocide Claims

    - Secretary-General Kofi Annan today announced the formal establishment of a commission of inquiry to determine whether acts of genocide have occurred in Sudan’s strife-torn Darfur region, selecting an Italian judge and professor to lead the probe. See... 5-Member Panel To Probe Possible Darfur Genocide [1] ALSO: Peace Talks For Southern Sudan Resume [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00112.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00111.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Audio: 5 Minutes from Palestine is Now Online [1]
  • UN Relief Reaches Families Trapped In Gaza [2]
  • Inspections Diplomacy Can Help Keep Nukes In Check [3]
  • US Human Trafficking Charges& Venezuelan Relations [4]
  • Asylum Debate Ignores Problems Faced By Refugees [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00109.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00104.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00110.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00108.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00106.htm


    STORY OF THE WEEK:


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00094.htm
    William Rivers Pitt – Scary Little Man

    William Rivers Pitt: Scary Little Man

    - George W. Bush, still smarting from his embarrassing performance in the Florida debate, decided on Friday night in St. Louis that volume was a good substitute for strength, that yelling would be mistaken for gravitas. The result was an ugly, disturbing, ... See... William Rivers Pitt: The Scary Little Man [1] For much more see... STORY OF THE WEEK: Presidential Debates (2) [2] & STORY OF THE WEEK: Presidential Debates (1) [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00094.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0410/S00095.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0410/S00067.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0410/S00046.htm
    Rialto Movie Of The Week
    Maurice Gee's In My Father's Den

    SCOOP COLUMNS:


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0410/S00051.htm
    Here's Your Chance To Run With An Olympian

    TV3 Poll: Brash Bombs – Labour Opens Up Lead Over Nats

    - Since July, Labour has increased its lead over National. The gap between the two parties now stands at 12 points. Helen Clark’s position as preferred Prime Minister has strengthened over the last two months. However, preference for Don Brash has decreased by 8 points. See... TV3 Poll: Labour Extends Their Lead Over National… [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00093.htm


    Hard News & Much Much More Was There!

    - As the light now falling on the grim history of bullying and abuse at the Waiouru cadet school finds its most grim artefact yet - allegations of pack rape - we should bear in mind that it is a mark of our times that these stories can finally... See... Public Address 08/10/04 - 'Nuff Blogs! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00090.htm


    Wellington Jewish Cemetery Vandals Not Identified

    - The police inquiry into August's vandalism of two Wellington Jewish cemeteries is drawing to a close without an offender being identified. See... Jewish Cemetery Attacks Investigation Winds Down [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00085.htm


    Ian Fraser Defends TVNZ's Pacific Coverage

    - Television New Zealand chief executive Ian Fraser today defended his network's approach to Pacific media coverage and culture but acknowledged that much more needed to be done. See... TVNZ Chief Praises Pacific Media Coverage [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00091.htm


    FBI Seizes Important Indymedia Servers In UK

    - US authorities issued a federal order to Rackspace's office in the US ordering them to provide Indymedia's hardware located in London to the requesting agency. Rackspace is one of Indymedia's web hosting providers with offices in the US and London. See... FBI Seizes IMC Servers in the UK [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00092.htm


    UQ Wire: Washington Post Addresses 9/11 Conspiracies

    - The conspiraphiles are back at work at the Washington Post , this time lumping anyone who questions perceived wisdom about major events with those advocating alternative theories about what happened at the Pentagon on September 11. See... UQ Wire: The Conspiraphiles Are Back [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00089.htm


    Jason Leopold: Time Enough To Impeach

    - John Dean, the former counsel to President Richard Nixon, made a case last year for impeaching President George W. Bush if the president intentionally misled Congress and the public into backing a war with Iraq. See... Is There Still Time to Impeach The US President? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00088.htm


    Robert Higgs: The Costs Of War

    - In 1795, James Madison observed that ''of all the enemies to public liberty, war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. . . . No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual ... See... Benefits and Costs of the U.S. Govt. War Making [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00087.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Brash Attacks Govt. On Treaty Lake Claims

    - "The Labour Government has been caught out again telling one story to Maori and another to non-Maori," says National Party Leader Don Brash. See... Labour can't be trusted on lake claims [1] MORE: - Govt. - Nats stretching credibility on Taupo trust deed [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00133.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00130.htm


    NZ First Seeks Illumination Of Party Divisions

    - New Zealand First deputy leader Peter Brown is calling for more transparency with regard to split voting on bills introduced to Parliament. See... Split Voting Needs More Transparency [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00132.htm


    Franks Is Concerned About North Shore Policing

    - Today's North Shore Police statement does not rebut concerns that an arbitrary police budget cap is allowing guilty criminals to escape detection, ACT New Zealand Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks said today. See... Police Denial Ducks DNA Issue [1] MORE: - Green - Police getting priorities straight, says Nandor [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00151.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00138.htm


    Political Columns: Robson On Politics

    - Less than 50 weeks to the election - Opposition parties bring fear, uncertainty to Super - Reactionaries attack universal education - More good news for Ahmed Zaoui. See... robson-on-politics 8 October 2004 [1] MORE COLUMNS: - Labour Party - Beehive Bulletin - Fri, 8 Oct 2004 [2] - Marc Alexander - Marc My Words: Govt And Marriage Don't Mix [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00148.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00143.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00142.htm


    Copeland Too Has Concerns About Carbon Taxation

    - The carbon tax arising under the Kyoto Protocol may well be in conflict with the government’s policy priority to improve the security and supply of electricity, according to United Future energy spokesperson Gordon Copeland. See... Kyoto Protocol creates problems for government [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00141.htm


    Unanswered Questions At Cambridge High School

    - The one question unanswered in the Education Review Office's report into Cambridge High is why government agencies failed to pick up the problems despite regular visits to the school, says National's Education spokesman, Bill English. See... NZQA, ERO blind to Cambridge problems? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00137.htm


    Those Were The Days Of Our Select Committees

    - Committee meetings Twenty-three committee meetings were held this week, 20 in the parliamentary complex and three in Auckland. See... Select Committee Business: 1 Oct to 8 Oct 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00136.htm


    Tariana Turia Pleased With Agent Orange Report

    - Maori party co-leader, Tariana Turia, today congratulated the health select committee on its report into the exposure of New Zealand vietnam veterans to Agent Orange. See... Maori Party Seeks Dioxin Health Impact Response [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00131.htm


    Yet More Money For PHOs

    - Yet more money is having to be poured into Primary Healthcare to cope with problems that the Labour Government didn't anticipate when launching its flagship Primary Health Organisation programme, ACT New Zealand health Spokesman Heather Roy said ... See... Working Group Must Do More Than Just Talk [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00150.htm


    Anderton Champions Public Healthcare

    - The health funding issues raised in the National Business Review today result from severe under-funding of health over the 1980s and 1990s and serve as a reminder that fully funded public healthcare must be protected in the future, says Progressive leader Jim Anderton. See... Fully funded public healthcare must be protected [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00149.htm


    Toxic Burning Ban Came Into Effect Friday

    - Nationwide bans on toxic burning that releases dioxins into the air come into effect today (Oct 8), Environment Minister Marian Hobbs said. See... Toxic burning banned to prevent dioxins [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00147.htm


    Customs Investment Is Paying Off Says Barker

    - A $16 million increase in funding last year combined with the strength of the formidable NZ Customs team is paying off for New Zealanders, Customs Minister Rick Barker said today. See... Customs proving they're prepared, precise & proud [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00145.htm

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    Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

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    Few sights are sadder in international diplomacy than seeing an aging figure desperate for honours. In a desperate effort to net them, he scurries around, cultivating, prodding, wishing to be noted. Finally, such an honour is netted, in all likelihood just to shut that overly keen individual up. More>>

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    Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

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