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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Tax Inquiry: Tamihere Takes Leave From Ministerial Duties
Zaoui Question Highlights Govt. Human Rights Hypocrisy
Zoaui Gagging Appeal Refused By Supreme Court
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Counting Of Afghanistan Votes Begins
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
STORY OF THE WEEK: Third And Final Debate Analysis: William Rivers Pitt

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News Is There! (Presenting David Lange's Most Famous Speech)
Mapping The Real Deal: The Insider's Judge In The Hot Seat
Leo Koziol And Friends Are Here!
No Right Turn On The Third Way
Paul Buchanan Analyses The US Gambit In Iraq
Four Stooges Of U.S. Neo-Colonial Enterprise

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Scoop Was In The House
Rod Donald Unpicks The STV Debate
Brash Seeks Openness On Rotorua Lake Settlement
Meningococcal Vaccination PR Sideshow
Treasury Papers On Gas Risk Sharing Highlight Risks
Those Were The Days Of Our Select Committees
Safe Hangi Guide Warmly Received
Illegal Suspensions Highlight Need For Independent Tribunal
Flu Medicine Becomes A Controlled Drug Today
Politicians Columns: Marc Alexander
Contact And Crown Reach Agreement On Geothermal Resources
Petrol Tax Delay Sought, Granted & Criticised
Current Health Bosses To Keep Jobs In December
State Housing Growth Quantified

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John Tamihere Stands Down Under Inquiry Cloud

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LEAD STORY:
Tax Inquiry: Tamihere Takes Leave From Ministerial Duties

- Acting Prime Minister Michael Cullen today welcomed John Tamihere’s decision to take leave from his ministerial duties pending investigation into allegations concerning his exit payment from the Waipareira Trust. See... Inquiry terms of reference to Cabinet on Monday [1] ALSO: NZ First - Peters Reminds Tamihere Of 1999 Payout Plan [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00278.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00279.htm


Zaoui Question Highlights Govt. Human Rights Hypocrisy

- Yesterday whilst in the House during oral questions, Scoop was able to observe the reactions of MP's to the vexed question of detained refugee Ahmed Zaoui and one Minister's reaction in particular brings into question the Government's stated commitment to global human rights leadership. See... Cabinet Minister Tells Zaoui To 'Get On The Plane' [1] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00183.htm


Zoaui Gagging Appeal Refused By Supreme Court

- On Green MP Keith Locke has welcomed the latest decision against the Government's attempts to gag Ahmed Zaoui. See... Wilson in Wonderland with Zaoui comments [1] and full text of Supreme Court decision... AG Vs TVNZ (Zaoui Interview) - SC CIV 14/04 [2] For much more see... FULL COVERAGE: Spotlight On Zaoui [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00284.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00170.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00186.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Electricity demand growth continues in September [1]
  • DDB and McDonald’s Win At The EFFIES [2]
  • Bracing For Record Tourist Numbers This Summer [3]
  • Shortland Street Star Speaks Out Against Racism [4]
  • Grey Power Statement On Poverty In NZ [5]
  • Legendary Lange Speech Published For First Time [6]
  • SNAP Is Out [7]
  • Native Frog Facility To Open At Auckland Zoo [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0410/S00198.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0410/S00197.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0410/S00193.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00165.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00163.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00162.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00161.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0410/S00129.htm


    Counting Of Afghanistan Votes Begins

    - The counting of votes in Afghanistan's historic presidential election began today after officials from the joint United Nations-Afghan electoral authority agreed to isolate some ballot boxes for further investigation of alleged polling irregularities. See… UN-Afghan Electoral Authority Isolates Ballots [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00187.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Indymedia's hardware is returned, questions remain [1]
  • AIDS Pandemic Threatens Africa's Future [2]
  • Annan Hails Inauguration Of Somali President [3]
  • Scholars Give Bush Foreign Policy a Failing Grade [4]
  • $120m Shortfall For Emergency Aid To Palestinians [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00196.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00195.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00194.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00188.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00186.htm


    STORY OF THE WEEK:

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00174.htm
    IMAGES: Politics At The Pub – Photo Essay By Kevin List

    Third And Final Debate Analysis: William Rivers Pitt

    - The third and final debate between George W. Bush and John F. Kerry was slated to be about domestic issues. It finished as a crystal-clear argument about basic American values, and made clear for all who watched or listened where each of these candidates ... See... William Rivers Pitt: Game. Set. Match. [1] MORE POST DEBATE COMMENTARY: - Scoop - Images: Kiwi Democrats Watch Debate At Murphys [2] - Daniel Patrick Welch - Mr. President: I Have A Plan!!! [3] - Allen Roland - Kerry Decisively Wins Round Three [4] - US Greens - Debates Censor Real Issues, Greens Name Top 12 [5] - Racism Watch - Presidential Debates Fail to Address Racism [6] For much more see... STORY OF THE WEEK: Presidential Debates (3) [7] , STORY OF THE WEEK: Presidential Debates (2) [8] & STORY OF THE WEEK: Presidential Debates (1) [9]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00178.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00174.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00177.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00176.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00199.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00197.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0410/S00142.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0410/S00095.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0410/S00067.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News Is There! (Presenting David Lange's Most Famous Speech)

    - This is a good day. Why? Because our new feature, Great New Zealand Argument, launches with what I'm pretty sure is the first published transcript of David Lange's 1985 Oxford Union debate speech... See... Public Address 15/10/04 - This Is A Good Day [1] and Legendary Lange Speech Published For First Time [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00180.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00162.htm


    Mapping The Real Deal: The Insider's Judge In The Hot Seat

    - Dear Judge Sporkin: We have received network and investor interest in your role for the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight in connection with its regulation of Fannie Mae. See... Real Deal:UnAnswered Questions for Stanley Sporkin [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00175.htm


    Leo Koziol And Friends Are Here!

    - We're about five episodes from the end, and Six Feet Under is finally starting to redeem itself. Nate and Brenda have reconverged back towards their destined trajectory of togetherness that was hinted at during one of Nate's post brain-op visions at ... See... Naked in Nuhaka: It's About Whanau [1] and Naked in Nuhaka: Special Guests [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00184.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00185.htm


    No Right Turn On The Third Way

    - I've been reading a lot about the Third Way recently. For those of you who aren't familiar with the term, the Third Way is the name for the sort of nominally (but maybe not really) left-wing policies pursued in the UK or here. See... No Right Turn: First Thoughts On The Third Way [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00182.htm


    Paul Buchanan Analyses The US Gambit In Iraq

    - Once again the US has a self-made problem in Iraq. It has staked the ethereal timetable for the withdrawal of foreign troops on holding “free and fair” elections in January 2005. See... Paul Buchanan: The Election Gambit In Iraq [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00179.htm


    Four Stooges Of U.S. Neo-Colonial Enterprise

    - The original architects of the U.S. empire—long before its celebration by today’s neoconservatives—understood the importance of legitimacy in the neo-colonialist enterprise. See... William Marina: The Three Stooges in Iraq [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00181.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00165.htm
    IMAGE: Shortland Street Star Speaks Out Against Racism

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Scoop Was In The House

    – For Thursday's questions & answer see... Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 14 October [1] . For Wednesday's questions & answers see… Questions & Answers for Oral 13 October [2] . For Tuesday's see… Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 12 October [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00269.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00233.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00210.htm


    Rod Donald Unpicks The STV Debate

    - Op-Ed by Rod Donald - Hands up who knows the results of last Saturday’s senate election in Australia? The answer is “no one” because four days after Australians went to the polls only 81 per cent of their votes have been counted. See... STV: Healthy Baby, Difficult Birth [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00272.htm


    Brash Seeks Openness On Rotorua Lake Settlement

    - National Party Leader Don Brash is questioning why the Government is being so secretive about the Te Arawa lakes deal, signed today. See... Labour keeps Te Arawa deal secret to the last [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00283.htm


    Meningococcal Vaccination PR Sideshow

    - Whangarei MP Phil Heatley says a case of mistaken identity in the Northland meningococcal vaccination poster debacle merely escalates the public relations sideshow surrounding the vaccination campaign. See... Case of mistaken identity in poster PR sideshow [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00286.htm


    Treasury Papers On Gas Risk Sharing Highlight Risks

    - Treasury papers released today confirm fears that the security of the electricity supply would be undermined, rather than enhanced, if Genesis built its gas generator at Huntly, National's Energy spokesman, Roger Sowry, says. See... Papers confirm electricity fears [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00266.htm


    Those Were The Days Of Our Select Committees

    - Twenty-two committee meetings were held this week, 18 in the parliamentary complex, one in Auckland, one in Whakatane and two in Blenheim. See... Select Committee Business: 8 Oct - 15 Oct 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00285.htm


    Safe Hangi Guide Warmly Received

    - Food Safety Minister Annette King says there has been an overwhelmingly positive response, particularly from health protection officers, to the New Zealand Food Safety Authority’s guide on safe food practices in preparing and cooking a hangi. See... Safe hangi guide’s value underlined by illnesses [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00281.htm


    Illegal Suspensions Highlight Need For Independent Tribunal

    - Reports that schools are 'illegally' suspending and expelling students - while their parents are denied the ability to challenge those decisions - highlights the urgent need for an independent review tribunal, Green MP Metiria Turei said today. See... Schools 'a law unto themselves' [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00276.htm


    Flu Medicine Becomes A Controlled Drug Today

    - A government decision to classify ephedrine and pseudoephedrine as controlled drugs comes into force today, October 15. See... Ephedrine, pseudoephedrine controlled drugs [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00275.htm


    Politicians Columns: Marc Alexander

    - Recently the issue of compensation for criminals has reared its head, and despite public anger, the solution to the dilemma seems mired in the mud of political correctness. See... Marc My Words - Ethics Versus Profit [1] MORE POLITICAL COLUMNS: - Richard Worth - News Worthy [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00274.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00273.htm

    Contact And Crown Reach Agreement On Geothermal Resources

    - Mark Burton, Minister of Tourism and State Owned Enterprises and Taupo MP, and Contact Energy Ltd today announced an agreement that protects the current and future use of Crown lands at Wairakei, Taupo, for recreation, tourism, forestry, and electricity generation. See... Crown & Contact reach resolution on Wairakei [1] and Contact On Wairakei Resource Consent Decision [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00271.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0410/S00201.htm


    Petrol Tax Delay Sought, Granted & Criticised

    - The Finance Minister is playing politics with his indication today that the Government may delay the planned rise in fuel tax, says National’s Finance spokesman, John Key. See... Cullen playing politics over petrol tax [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00268.htm


    Current Health Bosses To Keep Jobs In December

    - All but two District Health Boards will see no change in board chair when the new boards take office in December 2004, Health Minister Annette King says. See... King announces District Health Board chairs [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00267.htm


    State Housing Growth Quantified

    - Over 9,400 households were helped into state housing last year and the number of state rental properties increased by 903 to 65,304. See... 9,400 households helped into state housing [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00264.htm

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