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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY: Govt Seeks To Ban Human Rights Considerations From Zaoui Security Review
AIDS Foundation: Active Kiwis Need More Than Concern
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
An Australian Eyewitness Reports On The Carnage In Gaza
Israeli Soldiers Shoot Another Girl At UN Gaza School
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
STORY OF THE WEEK: Final Bush vs Kerry Debate - 2pm Thursday NZT

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News & More Is There
Fighting Talk: Matt Nippert Vs David Cohen Round Three
Anthony Ravlich: Human Rights On The March In Godzone
Introducing Cambodia's Next King
David Miller: The Media's Murky Role In Contemporary Iraq
Has Sharon Obtained A Bush Green Light To Bomb Iran?
The Dimson Talks In Code To The Anti-Abortion Lobby
Regarding Reliance On George Bush's Gut Instincts
Progressive America's New Stand In For Satan
Sam Smith: What To Do On Election Hangover Day
Bush Prepares To Activate A Potemkin Defence System

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Nick Smith Blames STV Counting Problems On Govt.
Copeland Warns Govt To Keep An Eye On The Oil Price
Tony Ryall Sides With The Police Association On Police Numbers
Armed & Angry Farmer A Sign Of Things To Come – ACT
Tourism Spending Growth Continues
Farmers Concerned About HASNO Find An Ally
Kiwi Schools Left To The Ravages Of The Market – English
Aquaculture Anarchy Not On Govt Agenda Says Benson Pope
Burton Sees Double Standard In Mark's Remarks On Bain Death
O'Connor Welcomes Overseas Rural GPs
Greens Seek Transformation Of TVNZ
South Island West Coast School Merger Approved
Ngäti Tüwharetoa Settlement Bill Introduced

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Scoop Is In The House

– For today's questions see… Questions for Oral Answer 13 October 2004 [1] . Tuesday's Q&A see… Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 12 October [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00217.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00210.htm

LEAD STORY:
Govt Seeks To Ban Human Rights Considerations From Zaoui Security Review

- The NZ Govt has announced that The Crown will seek to overthrow a Court of Appeal decision that insisted Ahmed Zaoui’s human rights be taken into account when the Inspector General reviews a security risk certificate issued against him. See... Govt Moves To Ban Human Rights From Security Review [1] ALSO: - Govt - Crown to appeal Zaoui case [2] - Progressives' Matt Robson - Apply human rights to Zaoui not a legal manoeuvre [3] - Greens' Keith Locke - Don’t Appeal, Release Zaoui Now [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00144.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00205.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00212.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00213.htm


AIDS Foundation: Active Kiwis Need More Than Concern

- Concern doesn’t translate to safety unless it is followed by action, says the New Zealand AIDS Foundation in the wake of revelations that, while the majority of sexually active Kiwis state that HIV/AIDS is their main sexual health concern See... Turn concern into positive action -AIDS Foundation [1] ALSO: Durex Survey Warnings for Teens [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0410/S00054.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0410/S00052.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Zaoui Lecture To Be Delivered At Auckland Uni [1]
  • Govt Says Anarchy can't rule marine farming industry future [2]
  • Govt Must Move Against Child Poverty And Unsafe Sex [3]
  • Army Plans Arms Parade [4]
  • STV Voting scandal or computer count inevitability [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0410/S00048.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00215.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00123.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00122.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00120.htm


    An Australian Eyewitness Reports On The Carnage In Gaza

    - Seven days after the Israeli military campaign in the northern Gaza region began on September 28, 100 Palestinians — one third of them under the age of 15 — have been killed & 300 have been wounded. See... Palestine Eyewitness: Attack On Gaza [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00157.htm


    Israeli Soldiers Shoot Another Girl At UN Gaza School

    - Two separate official investigations are under way into the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old girl in Gaza by the Israeli army after soldiers testified that their company commander "emptied his magazine" at her after she had been shot and was presumed ... See... Army chief 'emptied his magazine' at girl in Gaza [1] ALSO: - UN - 11 Year-Old Girl Shot While Studying At UN School [2] - UN - Gaza: Annan Laments Another Girl Shot By Israel [3] - Other Israel - Blood, tears and olive harvest & untold struggles [4] - ISM - Old Palestinian Farmer Arrested Near Nablus [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00145.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00150.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00158.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00157.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00156.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • NZ General Appointed Chief of UN Middle East Op [1]
  • Nigerian petrol strike ICFTU condemns intimidation [2]
  • UN Meeting Begins To Tackle Afghanistan Heroin [3]
  • UN Congratulates Afghans’ Patience Civic Maturity [4]
  • UN Asks Nations To Help Find Iraq's Nuke Material [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00154.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00155.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00153.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00152.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00151.htm


    STORY OF THE WEEK: Final Bush vs Kerry Debate - 2pm Thursday NZT

    Jolisa Gracewood Summarises The Contest So Far - I can't get enough of these Presidential debates. It's like Monday night football – er, Super Twelve -- for debate geeks. Or for the whole world. There we all are, sitting on the couch with a beer in hand, yelling at the TV: "Kick it into touch!" "Hollywood!" "Get up... See… Jolisa Gracewood In New Haven: Bring It On [1] For much more see... STORY OF THE WEEK: Presidential Debates (3) [2] , STORY OF THE WEEK: Presidential Debates (2) [3] & STORY OF THE WEEK: Presidential Debates (1) [4]


    [1] - http://publicaddress.net/default,1567.sm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0410/S00142.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0410/S00095.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0410/S00067.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News & More Is There

    - The news that during the occupation that followed the war to stop weapons technology falling into the wrong hands, equipment and materials that could be used to make nuclear weapons have been steadily vanishing would seem to be taking irony just a ... See... Public Address 13/10/04 - Weird Wars [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00156.htm


    Fighting Talk: Matt Nippert Vs David Cohen Round Three

    - Simon Pound appears to have caught a wiff of blood in the air: ''In other news, how funny is the intellectual ping-pong between Cohen, Nippert, and the ice skating rink? Barbs flying like a battle on the Nation's letters page, except none of the ... See... Fighting Talk - Scripted Blood [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00155.htm


    Anthony Ravlich: Human Rights On The March In Godzone

    - The very controversial economic, social and cultural rights, first championed by New Zealand at the United Nations almost 56 years ago, have finally got significant recognition in this country in the Human Rights Commission’s major study, Human Rights in New Zealand Today, released last month. See... Anthony Ravlich: Social Justice Gaining Momentum [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00152.htm


    Introducing Cambodia's Next King

    - BANGKOK, Thailand -- Cambodia's King Norodom Sihanouk, originally crowned in 1941 when Nazi-backed Vichy France controlled Indochina, said he will leave the throne and allow his son, former dancer Prince Norodom Sihamoni, to replace him. See... King Norodom Sihanouk's Succession In Cambodia [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00149.htm


    David Miller: The Media's Murky Role In Contemporary Iraq

    - Throughout the course of the Iraq war, the media from all regions of the world has never been far from the fighting whether it was covering the invasion itself or providing images of the insurgency that has followed. See... Is The Media Helping The Terrorists In Iraq? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00147.htm


    Has Sharon Obtained A Bush Green Light To Bomb Iran?

    - The Bush Administration urged the members of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to approve an October 31 deadline on Iran for compliance or face sanctions at the UN Security Council. Bush lost that vote. Had the motion passed, that would have started the countdown to an Israel-Iran war just days before the November 2nd elections. See... Mark Levey: Sharon's Green Light To Attack Iran [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00146.htm


    The Dimson Talks In Code To The Anti-Abortion Lobby

    - In an eerie juxtaposition during the second presidential debate, both George W. Bush and Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia - each in their own sort of code - were saying at the same time that if Bush is elected in 2004, women who get abortions will probably face criminal prosecutions, and our rights of privacy will evaporate. See... Bush & Scalia: You Want Privacy Rights? Pass A Law [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00154.htm


    Regarding Reliance On George Bush's Gut Instincts

    - Sometime during the 2000 campaign, I heard an ordinary citizen say, ''I trust George Bush – he has good instincts.'' It’s a comment heard frequently in this campaign as well. See... Ernest Partridge: George Bush's 'Gut' [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00153.htm


    Progressive America's New Stand In For Satan

    - The first time I saw Mark Hyman on Columbus’ Sinclair Television ABC affiliate, I told the listeners of my WVKO radio show that he looked like a Stepford CIA clone with a microchip buried in his ass. See... Sinclair's Hyman & The New Operation Mockingbird [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00151.htm


    Sam Smith: What To Do On Election Hangover Day

    - The [story of the] American left for the past three decades has been one of subdivision, fragmentation, and splitting into smaller and weaker cells of action and opinion with, of course, no diminution of certainty in the righteousness concerning each shard of what was once a movement. See... Sam Smith: A November 3rd Movement [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00150.htm


    Bush Prepares To Activate A Potemkin Defence System

    - Pretending to fulfill a 2000 campaign pledge, the Bush administration will soon declare the “activation” of the nation’s second national missile defense (NMD) system. Intended to look good for the election, the new system is likely to repeat the fate of the first one—abject failure. See... Protecting America Or GWB's Reelection Chances? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00148.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00158.htm
    IMAGE: The Untold Story Of Iraq – From Seymour Hersh

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Nick Smith Blames STV Counting Problems On Govt.

    - The debacle over the counting of thousands of STV votes was inevitable under Labour's complicated and confusing local electoral law changes, says National's Local Government spokesman, Dr Nick Smith. See... Labour's law ensured local election debacle [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00209.htm


    Copeland Warns Govt To Keep An Eye On The Oil Price

    - United Future energy spokesperson Gordon Copeland believes that the escalation in the price of crude oil to beyond $US50 constitutes a new risk to New Zealand’s continued economic growth. See... Eagle eye required on oil price impacts [1] MORE: - NZ First - Drop Petrol Tax Increases Says NZ First [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00206.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00223.htm


    Tony Ryall Sides With The Police Association On Police Numbers

    - New Zealand needs more police, says National’s Police spokesman, Tony Ryall. See... NZ needs more police, says National [1] and George Hawkins Speech To Police Assoc. 69th Conf. [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00225.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00226.htm


    Armed & Angry Farmer A Sign Of Things To Come – ACT

    - A Taranaki farmer's decision to run an advertisement, warning trespassers on his property that he'll take the law into his own hands, is a sign of things to come if the Government's land access proposals become law, ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff said today. See... Land Access Will Ensure Farmer Vigilantism [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00220.htm


    Tourism Spending Growth Continues

    - International visitors injected $6.5 billion into the New Zealand economy in the year ended June 2004—an impressive 4.2 per cent increase on the year ended June 2003, and a continuation of tourism’s strong growth trend. See... International visitor expenditure up again [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00219.htm


    Farmers Concerned About HASNO Find An Ally

    - The Labour Government is patently hypocritical over changes to the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act, ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff said today. See... Govt Hypocritical Over Law Change [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00218.htm


    Kiwi Schools Left To The Ravages Of The Market – English

    - While the Ministry of Education has baled out 5% of schools, parents and communities are left to bale out the other 95%, says National’s Education spokesman, Bill English. See... The growing cost of a free education [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00216.htm


    Aquaculture Anarchy Not On Govt Agenda Says Benson Pope

    - Marine farming anarchy will not be allowed to jeopardise New Zealand's valuable coastal environment or the marine farming industry, says Fisheries Minister David Benson-Pope. See... Anarchy can't rule marine farming industry future [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00215.htm


    Burton Sees Double Standard In Mark's Remarks On Bain Death

    - Defence Minister Mark Burton says tonight that Ron Mark’s sad attempt to garner publicity off the grief of a New Zealand family is sad and pathetic. See... Burton says—“Stop the cheap politics, Mr Mark” [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00214.htm


    O'Connor Welcomes Overseas Rural GPs

    - Associate Health Minister Damien O'Connor today met with five overseas doctors here to provide locum support in rural communities. See... Rural GP locums touch down in NZ [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00224.htm


    Greens Seek Transformation Of TVNZ

    - Green MP, Sue Kedgley is urging the Government to turn TVNZ into a genuine public broadcaster by dropping its obligation to return a dividend. See... Putting the public back in broadcasting [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00222.htm


    South Island West Coast School Merger Approved

    - Education Minister Trevor Mallard has approved a request to merge Rotomanu School and Lake Brunner School in Moana, in the South Island. See... Rotomanu and Lake Brunner schools ask to merge [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00221.htm


    Ngäti Tüwharetoa Settlement Bill Introduced

    - Ngäti Tüwharetoa (Bay of Plenty), also known as Tuwharetoa ki Kawerau, are from the Kawerau and Matatä area and have about 3000 members. See... Ngäti Tüwharetoa (Bay of Plenty) Bill introduced [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00208.htm

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