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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY: Zaoui Human Rights Decision Appealed To Supreme Court
Helen Clark Claims Hindustan Times Distorted Her Kashmir “Flashpoint” Comments
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Arms Traders Pump Out Weapons To Meet Global Demand
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
STORY OF THE WEEK: Doug Giebel: Thinking The Unthinkable

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Keith Rankin: How STV Would Better Serve Auckland
Scoop Is At The PM's Presser
The Inside Oil From Molesworth & Featherston
The Dirty Secret Duelfer Has Kept For Dick Cheney'
Dennis Hans: Neo-conned By Condi
Poll Watch: TVNZ/Colmar Bronton
William Rivers Pitt On The Weapons That Weren't
Uri Avnery Explains The Deviousness Of Sharonist Disengagement
The Latest From Public Address Is There!
Muslim Americans' Opportunity To Make A Difference
Code Pink Brings Creativity and New Energy to Progressive Activism
Genevieve Cora Fraser Poem: American Apache
A Primer For The American Undecided Voter
What Is The Matter With The Republican Party?
Rob Kirby: Martha And The Christmas Muffins
Kamala Sarup: Where The Messengers Are Being Killed
Bill Moyers On The State Of 21st Century Media

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Problems Emerge In Local Govt. Vote Counting
United Seek To Extend Foreshore & Seabed Deliberations
NZ Named Top Tourism Destination In Daily Telegraph
Underarm Mentality Warning On Trade Agreements
Extending The Mallard Definition Of Indigenous Into Conservation
Climate Change Programme Receives Award
Socio-Economic Impacts On Health Report Received
Four Tertiary e-Learning Projects Funded
Mita Ririnui Celebrates Mental Health Initiatives
Coddington Interprets NCEA Survey Results

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Scoop Is In The House

– For today's questions see… Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 12 October [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00191.htm

LEAD STORY:
Zaoui Human Rights Decision Appealed To Supreme Court

- The Crown will be appealing the Court of Appeal decision Attorney-General v Zaoui. See... Crown to appeal Zaoui case [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00205.htm


Helen Clark Claims Hindustan Times Distorted Her Kashmir “Flashpoint” Comments

- Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that an article which appeared in an Indian newspaper was a gross distortion of her comments to a visiting journalist, and released the transcript of her relevant comments. See... Indian article grossly distorts comments: PM [1] ALSO: - PM’s Office - Hindustan Interview Excerpt With PM October 6 [2] - Scoop Link - Hindustan Times Reports PM’s “Nuclear Flashpoints” Comment [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00187.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00188.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00126.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Indymedia To Screen Doco OUTFOXED In Auckland [1]
  • Accommodation sector continues to boom [2]
  • Older Driver Licensing Review Announced [3]
  • Widespread non-compliance in pre-paid phone cards [4]
  • Reducing child poverty key to improving NZs health [5]
  • Fisher and Paykel move is the way ahead - union [6]
  • Hikoi Tua Rua, Saturday 16 October [7]
  • Tagata Pasifika's Utanga Elected New Chief Of PIMA [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00110.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00195.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00193.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0410/S00134.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00105.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00104.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00107.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00108.htm


    Arms Traders Pump Out Weapons To Meet Global Demand

    - Campaigners call for Arms Trade Treaty as new figures show massive increase in arms transfers See... Campaigners call for Arms Trade Treaty [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00148.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Government of Japan: Don’t empty our oceans! [1]
  • Annan Urges Lawful Approach To Afghan Poll Dispute [2]
  • UNICEF Calls Coalition Of Powerful To Provide Vax [3]
  • Opium Cultivation In Myanmar Dropping Steadily [4]
  • ICFTU launches report on child labour in Albania [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00140.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00147.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00146.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00145.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00141.htm


    STORY OF THE WEEK:

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00138.htm
    IMAGE: Furious George & The Man In The Red Tie

    Doug Giebel: Thinking The Unthinkable

    - The greatest threat to civilization is not weapons of mass destruction in the hands of terrorists, but hubristic politicial and religious zealots claiming their God is on their side, bent on having what they want, no matter what the cost. See… Doug Giebel: Thinking The Unthinkable [1] MORE: - Satire - Scoop Satire: Furious George Goes To The Debate [2] For much more see... STORY OF THE WEEK: Presidential Debates (3) [3] , STORY OF THE WEEK: Presidential Debates (2) [4] & STORY OF THE WEEK: Presidential Debates (1) [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00134.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00138.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0410/S00142.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0410/S00095.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0410/S00067.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Keith Rankin: How STV Would Better Serve Auckland

    - An analysis of Auckland's election results shows that increased use of STV voting will enhance the city's democracy. On its most substantial test, STV for the District Health Board yielded a markedly more democratic result than would have happened under FPP. See... Keith Rankin: The Case For STV In Auckland [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00123.htm


    Scoop Is At The PM's Presser

    - In This Edition: Don Brash and the Rotorua Lakes Settlement - The Death of Maurice Shadbolt - Progressive Governance Summit - Ructions in French Polynesia - John Banks See... PM's Presser: Rotorua, Maurice Shadbolt & Banks [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00141.htm


    The Inside Oil From Molesworth & Featherston

    - This week we look at local body election results and suggest ways to increase turnout. Labour’s lead continues to extend in the exclusive Molesworth & Featherston rolling poll of polls. We have this week’s Cabinet agenda and look forward to the week ahead. See... Molesworth & Featherston – 12 October 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00140.htm


    The Dirty Secret Duelfer Has Kept For Dick Cheney'

    - The one company that helped Saddam exploit the oil-for-food program in the mid-1990s that wasn't identified in Duelfer's report was Halliburton, and the person at the helm of Halliburton at the time of the scheme was Vice President Dick Cheney. See... Cheney's Halliburton Helped Saddam Siphon UN $Bns [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00132.htm


    Dennis Hans: Neo-conned By Condi

    - Two days before Vice President Dick Cheney insisted, in his debate with John Edwards, that he had ''not suggested there’s a connection between Iraq and 9/11,'' National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that the administration as a whole has steered clear of linking Saddam to 9-11: See... Did 'Anon.' Condi Push The Saddam-9/11 Connection? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00128.htm


    Poll Watch: TVNZ/Colmar Bronton

    - Labour 44 National 39 NZ First 5 Green 4 ACT 3 United Future 2.2 Maori 1.4 See... One News Colmar Brunton Poll 11.10.04: [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00131.htm


    William Rivers Pitt On The Weapons That Weren't

    - The release of the report by Charles Duelfer and the Iraq Survey Group, which involved 1,625 U.N. and U.S. inspectors searching 1,700 sites in Iraq for weapons of mass destruction over two years at a cost of more than $1 billion, told me what I have known for more than two years. See... William Rivers Pitt: Bearing Bloody Witness [1] MORE: - Official U.S. Report Finds Saddam Had No WMDs [2] - Scoop Reader Opinion - No WMD Existed; A Global Apology Is Needed [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00139.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00110.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00109.htm


    Uri Avnery Explains The Deviousness Of Sharonist Disengagement

    - When Ariel Sharon announced his plan for ''unilateral disengagement'', the media reported that the Peace Now movement was preparing a big public campaign in support. The Prime Minister’s office asked them to desist, fearing that such a campaign would cause the extreme right to oppose it. See... Uri Avnery: Don’t Believe A Word [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00137.htm


    The Latest From Public Address Is There!

    - Auckland elections: Hurry up and wait. I wasn't going to write about the Auckland mayoral election because … Well frankly, why would you bother? People have said it was the dirtiest campaign in years, I just thought it downright depressing... See... Public Address 12/10/04 - Town, Country & Culture [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00135.htm


    Muslim Americans' Opportunity To Make A Difference

    - Muslim and Arab Americans' real salvation in the upcoming election is to vote as a bloc, and to vote for the right candidate. See... Muslims In US Elections: To Make A Vote Count [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00133.htm


    Code Pink Brings Creativity and New Energy to Progressive Activism

    - Interview with Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink Alert, Women for Peace, conducted by Melinda Tuhus See... Interview: Code Pink Brings Creativity To Activism [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00130.htm


    Genevieve Cora Fraser Poem: American Apache

    - : Helicopter scouts : Hovered over RED : Pools oozing : Out of WHITE : Muscle filleted : Beneath deep : BLUE skies : Surveillance drones : Unmanned : Sought body heat See... Palestinian Penance for Israeli & American Sins [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00129.htm


    A Primer For The American Undecided Voter

    - Cousin Frank told me that you two are still undecided about your presidential vote. You're not alone; there are a lot of citizens in the same boat. Many are turned off by the choices we're given. See... Weiner: Primer For The Undecided - Why It's Kerry [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00125.htm


    What Is The Matter With The Republican Party?

    - As one born within a tiny, tree-shaded Republican enclave in Missouri, raised by compassionate family-values-oriented Christian conservatives, and whose entire family remains staunchly, even militantly conservative, I think I have earned the right to ask that question. See... Sheila Samples: Freedom To Fascism - A Bumpy Ride [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00124.htm


    Rob Kirby: Martha And The Christmas Muffins

    - As I begin penning this quip, for Realty Reality, it is roughly one half hour prior to the release of our monthly narcotic fix [instalment of U.S. employment figures, or the economic soap equivalent of As the World Burns [ehhh Turns] - take your pick]. See... Rob Kirby: Martha And The Christmas Muffins [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00122.htm


    Kamala Sarup: Where The Messengers Are Being Killed

    - ''The situation in Nepal is going from bad to worse,'' said IFJ President Christopher Warren. ''The continued violence directed towards the Nepalese media, including killings, detention, abduction and intimidation of journalists, media workers and media organizations ... See... Journalists are being Killed by Maoists In Nepal [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00121.htm


    Bill Moyers On The State Of 21st Century Media

    - This speech was given by Bill Moyers at a Society of Professional Journalists conference on Sept. 11, 2004. See... Bill Moyers Speech: Journalism Under Fire [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00120.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Problems Emerge In Local Govt. Vote Counting

    - New Zealand First is calling on all councils to reappraise their voting systems to help restore voters’ faith in the democratic process at local level. See... So Where's The Integrity? Asks Peters [1] MORE: - Porirua - Possible Election Night Glitch For Porirua City [2] - ACT - Health Board STV Debacle Unacceptable [3] - Govt. - Local election progress results unacceptable [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00204.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0410/S00108.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00189.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00197.htm


    United Seek To Extend Foreshore & Seabed Deliberations

    - United Future's Larry Baldock today moved that the select committee probing the foreshore and seabed legislation provide an interim report to Parliament by next month and extend the deadline for the final report to mid-March next year. See... Baldock moves for mid-March for foreshore report [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00196.htm


    NZ Named Top Tourism Destination In Daily Telegraph

    - New Zealand has just been named the number-one holiday destination for readers of UK newspaper The Daily Telegraph—knocking Italy out of the top spot it has held for four years running. See... Another UK award for New Zealand [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00186.htm


    Underarm Mentality Warning On Trade Agreements

    - The Australian government’s poor treatment of its trading partners, particularly on wine and apples, has led Matt Robson, Progressive Deputy Leader, to issue a warning to all countries with trade agreements with Australia. See... Robson warns ‘read the fine print’ [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00201.htm


    Extending The Mallard Definition Of Indigenous Into Conservation

    - If it's good enough for Labour's Trevor Mallard to consider himself indigenous, then it's high time his colleague, Conservation Minister Chris Carter, applied the same standards to creatures such as tahr, whose forebears have inhabited this land ... See... Tahr, deer as indigenous as Mallard, says Baldock [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00200.htm


    Climate Change Programme Receives Award

    - A Ministry for the Environment (MfE) programme to award tradable emissions units to businesses, individuals and other organisations tackling climate change has won the Supreme Award at this year’s BearingPoint Innovation Awards. See... Accolade for government climate change programme [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00198.htm


    Socio-Economic Impacts On Health Report Received

    Health Minister Annette King and Minister for Social Development and Employment Steve Maharey received a report on The Health of People and Communities, saying this Government had no doubt about the correlation between socio-economic factors and health. See... Launch of Public Health Advisory Committee report [1] , Maharey Address: Health of People and Communities [2] and King speech: Health of People and Communities [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00192.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00185.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00184.htm


    Four Tertiary e-Learning Projects Funded

    - The first four projects funded by the Ministry of Education’s new Tertiary e-Learning Research Fund are now underway, Associate Education Minister (Tertiary Education) Steve Maharey announced today. See... Tertiary e-Learning Research Fund projects [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00203.htm


    Mita Ririnui Celebrates Mental Health Initiatives

    - Maori Health providers around the country are a vital link in providing the government with information and ideas on how to improve mental health responses says, Under-Secretary for Health, Mita Ririnui. See... Maori mental health initiatives worth celebrating [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00202.htm


    Coddington Interprets NCEA Survey Results

    - When is Education Minister Trevor Mallard going to wake up to the fact that the NCEA is definitely not the "triumph" he claims it to be? ACT New Zealand Education Spokesman Deborah Coddington said today. See... NCEA Survey Proves Parents Want Choice [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00194.htm

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