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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Secret Alcohol Meeting In Queenstown Queried
Rodney Hide Warned About Calling The Kettle Black
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
New Members For UN Security Council Announced
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
STORY OF THE WEEK: Maori Party Prepares For Potential Tamihere Resignation
Tamihere Inquiry Given Riding Instructions

SCOOP COLUMNS:
MOTORNET: Karl Ferguson Hops In A Black Roadster
Hard News & More Is There!
Scoop Link: The Old Grey Lady Endorses Kerry
Scoop Poll Watch: NBR Phillips Fox
A Humble Champion Of Pacific Media Freedom
Lynn Cheney And The Lavender Smokescreen
Marjorie Cohn: The Least of These
Ramzy Baroud: Gaza After The Onslaught
Uri Avnery: A Window To Ariel Sharon's Mind
John Cory: October Veterans
Genevieve Cora Fraser: Turkey Vultures Flew Over America
Film Review: Marziyeh Meshkini’s ''Stray Dogs.''
Kidd Millenium On The Relativism Of Debate Punditry
Mahendra Pal Chaudhary Honoured In India
Last Chance To See Cuba’s Fabulous Film Fest

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Why Did Police Send Taxi To 111 Call?
Cross-dressing Psychiatrist Linda Astor Found In Poland
WEF Competitiveness Report Gives A Different Perspective
Councillors To Be Trained In The RMA
How Many Health Staff Are There? Nobody Knows
Progress Report On Cadet Abuse Probe
Let Him Out, Go On, Let Him Out Just For A Day!
One Stop Online Population Stop
Jim Anderton Launches Air NZ Fashion Week
Newman Online On HNZ's Two World View

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Cullen Diverts Some Tamihere Heat To Rodney Hide

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LEAD STORY:
Secret Alcohol Meeting In Queenstown Queried

- Green MP Nandor Tanczos today questioned the role of a planned secret meeting in Queenstown to be hosted by the Alcohol Advisory Council of NZ (ALAC) with alcohol industry representatives and Associate Health Minister Damien O’Connor. See... Greens question plans for secret alcohol meeting [1] MORE ON ALCOHOL POLICY: - Progressives - Greens challenged to support higher drinking age [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00299.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00296.htm


Rodney Hide Warned About Calling The Kettle Black

- Acting PM Michael Cullen today put ACT leader Rodney Hide on notice similar scrutiny being applied to suspended Cabinet Minister John Tamihere's payments from the Waipareira Trust might also be applied to payments the ACT Leader has allegedly received himself. See... Cullen Puts Hide On Notice About Outside Payments [1] For more see... STORY OF THE WEEK [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00204.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/index.html#sow


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Carnival of Resistance at Wellington City Council [1]
  • Voluntary Euthanasia Societies Merge [2]
  • Significant Navy spend for NZ secured [3]
  • Commission Draft Report On Mobile Termination [4] & response Mobile Market Already Highly Competitive [5]
  • Canwest Mediaworks Delivers 55% Ebitda Improvement [6]
  • Auckland Uni Students face fee increases today [7]
  • “Closing the Gaps” in Special Education Resourcing [8]
  • Scientists Return With Rich Haul From Kermadec [9]
  • Scribe Goes Gold In Australia [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00176.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00175.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0410/S00232.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0410/S00229.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0410/S00234.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0410/S00222.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0410/S00068.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0410/S00065.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0410/S00033.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0410/S00129.htm


    New Members For UN Security Council Announced

    - Argentina, Denmark, Greece, Japan and Tanzania won seats today as non-permanent members of the Security Council. See... New Security Council Seats Announced [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00208.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Iraq’s Schools Suffering From Neglect and War [1]
  • Ballot Counting Proceeds Apace In Afghanistan [2]
  • UN-Backed Palestine Rehabilitation Forum Announced [3]
  • Africa Needs Europe's Help With Peacekeeping [4]
  • Attacks Against Displaced Persons In Darfur [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00204.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00212.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00211.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00210.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00209.htm


    STORY OF THE WEEK: Maori Party Prepares For Potential Tamihere Resignation

    - The Maori Party Executive has approved the Tamaki Makaurau committee to go ahead with their candidate selection process. See... Maori Party To Select Tamaki Makaurau Candidate [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00173.htm


    Tamihere Inquiry Given Riding Instructions

    - Douglas White QC will conduct an independent investigation into allegations surrounding John Tamihere and the Waipareira Trust. See... Douglas White QC to conduct Tamihere inquiry [1] MORE: - ACT - Tamihere Inquiry Should Be Open & Transparent [2] - NZ First - No Need For Early Election Says Peters [3] EARLIER: - Govt. - Inquiry terms of reference to Cabinet on Monday [4] - NZ First - Peters Reminds Tamihere Of 1999 Payout Plan [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00303.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00308.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00304.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00278.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00279.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00188.htm
    Scoop Review: Wellington's Last Chance To See Si Cuba!

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    MOTORNET: Karl Ferguson Hops In A Black Roadster

    - The open road, the wind in your hair, great music blaring and the sun glinting off your cooler than cool sunnies...it sounds like the makings of a Hollywood movie, the kind that starts with a long sweeping shot across the Nevada desert as the hero ... See... MOTORNET: BMW Z4 - Roadster Wrangles [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00202.htm


    Hard News & More Is There!

    - I've been fascinated by the controversy over John Kerry's mention of Dick Cheney's l*sbian daughter, Mary, during the third presidential debate. In answering a question about whether homosexuality was a choice or not, after Bush had claimed that he didn't ... See... Public Address 18/10/04 - Debates And Dopes [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00201.htm


    Scoop Link: The Old Grey Lady Endorses Kerry

    - Senator John Kerry goes toward the election with a base that is built more on opposition to George W. Bush than loyalty to his own candidacy. There is no denying that this race is mainly about Mr. Bush's disastrous tenure. See... Scoop Link: New York Times Endorses John Kerry [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00200.htm


    Scoop Poll Watch: NBR Phillips Fox

    - Labour 44 National 36.5 Greens 6 NZ First 6 ACT 2.4 United Future 2.1 Maori 1.9 See... Scoop Poll Watch: NBR Phillips Fox Poll 15.10.04 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00199.htm


    A Humble Champion Of Pacific Media Freedom

    - Auckland mechanic Alani Taione says he is humbled to win the Pacific Islands Media Association's annual media freedom award. See... 'It's For The Tongan People,' Says Award Winner [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00189.htm


    Lynn Cheney And The Lavender Smokescreen

    - Yesterday the world was agog with the vitriolic attacks by Lynn Cheney on the honor and the goodness of John Kerry for his reference to the homosexuality of her daughter, Mary, in response to the question by Bob Scheiffer at the final Presidential debate. See... Lynn Cheney And The Lavender Smokescreen [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00191.htm


    Marjorie Cohn: The Least of These

    - Much of the support George W. Bush enjoys stems from people of faith who identify with his religious principles. See... Marjorie Cohn: The Least of These [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00195.htm


    Ramzy Baroud: Gaza After The Onslaught

    - A 17-day Israeli onslaught in northern Gaza left in its wake nearly 140 dead, one-third of them children. The newest tragedy to visit the impoverished strip, was neither the first, nor will it be the last. See... One Hundred Forty Funerals, & The Rest Is History [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00193.htm


    Uri Avnery: A Window To Ariel Sharon's Mind

    - What really is important is not what he said or why he said it, but the world-view that animates him. By now, everybody has had a go at analyzing the interview with Dov (''Dubby'') Weisglass, Ariel Sharon's most intimate confidant. See... Uri Avnery: Thank You, Dubby [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00198.htm


    John Cory: October Veterans

    - Warren Zevon’s ''Keep Me In Your Heart'' plays in the background. The long row of poplar trees that line the gravel drive shed their harvest gold leaves in the breeze; a fluttering October dance on a warm day. See... John Cory: October Veterans [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00197.htm


    Genevieve Cora Fraser: Turkey Vultures Flew Over America

    - Grey rolled into light grey against dark grey : Clouds flew the turkey vultures circling round : Down gliding onto the black tarp of the landfill : Liner secured to a safety mat of impervious : Clay covered with the daily refuse of life See... Poem: Turkey Vultures Flew Over America [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00196.htm


    Film Review: Marziyeh Meshkini’s ''Stray Dogs.''

    - The 40th Annual Chicago International Film Festival showed Marziyeh Meshkini’s ''Stray Dogs.'' See... Sonia Nettnin Film Review: Stray Dogs [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00203.htm


    Kidd Millenium On The Relativism Of Debate Punditry

    - Cartoon by kiddmillennium.com… See... Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Debateable [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00194.htm


    Mahendra Pal Chaudhary Honoured In India

    - Mahendra Pal Chaudhary, the former Fijian prime minister of Indian origin, was given an official award for his services. See... Image: Indian Government Honours Former Fijian PM [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00192.htm


    Last Chance To See Cuba’s Fabulous Film Fest

    - Miguel Ramirez Ramos, the Cuban Ambassador to our part of the world, visited New Zealand from his base in Jakarta to coincide with the Si! Cuba! film festival being held in Auckland and Wellington. The Ambassador was in Auckland on Saturday and Scoop’s Yasmine Ryan was there to catch up with him... See... Cuba, Si! Nueva Zelandia, Si! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00188.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00166.htm
    Someone Else's Country & In A Land of Plenty
    Broadcasts On TVNZ 24th and 25th Of October

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Why Did Police Send Taxi To 111 Call?

    - ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader and Police Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today called for an urgent independent inquiry to ascertain just why police responded to an emergency 111 call from missing woman Iraena Asher by sending a taxi rather than a police car. See... Inquiry Needed to Uncover The Facts [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00298.htm


    Cross-dressing Psychiatrist Linda Astor Found In Poland

    - The police should extradite fake psychiatrist Linda Astor from Poland to face fraud charges, says Nelson MP Nick Smith after TVNZ's Sunday programme found her in Poland. See... Fake psychiatrist should face extradition [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00301.htm


    WEF Competitiveness Report Gives A Different Perspective

    - Labour's claim that the New Zealand economy is improving its competitiveness is blown out of the water by the recently released World Economic Forum global competitiveness report, ACT New Zealand Foreign Affairs and Trade Spokesman Ken Shirley said today. See... Report Blows Labour Claims Out Of The Water [1] and NZ's Competitiveness Slide An Early Warning [2] ... MEANWHILE BIZ CONFIDENCE REMAINS HIGH: - Auckland Chamber Business Confidence Rising Despite Skills Shortage [3] - ASB Bank Investor Confidence - Optimistic And Confident [4] - Business NZ - Manufacturing Expansion Eases Slightly For Sept. [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00297.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0410/S00214.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0410/S00224.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0410/S00205.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0410/S00219.htm


    Councillors To Be Trained In The RMA

    - Helping councillors and commissioners make better resource management decisions is the aim of a programme launched today by Environment Minister Marian Hobbs. See... New RMA training programme for councillors [1] and Certification Programme for RMA Decision Makers [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00307.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00310.htm


    How Many Health Staff Are There? Nobody Knows

    - New Zealand First’s health spokesperson Barbara Stewart says that no one in the Ministry of Health appears to actually know how many people are on the health payroll at any one time. See... Health Staff Numbers A Mystery [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00309.htm


    Progress Report On Cadet Abuse Probe

    - Defence Minister Mark Burton today reported to Cabinet on progress to date on the independent assessment of the responses and comments raised relating to alleged abuses at the Waiouru Regular Force Cadet School. See... Update on Waiouru investigation [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00306.htm


    Let Him Out, Go On, Let Him Out Just For A Day!

    - Green MP Keith Locke has written to Corrections Minister Paul Swain to ask that Ahmed Zaoui be allowed to deliver a lecture in person at the University of Auckland tomorrow. See... Swain Asked To Allow Zaoui To Deliver 9/11 Lecture [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00305.htm


    One Stop Online Population Stop

    - Population information is available on a new one-stop website providing access to material held by 19 government agencies - www.population.govt.nz [1] . See... Population information on new on-stop website [2]


    [1] - http://www.population.govt.nz
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00302.htm


    Jim Anderton Launches Air NZ Fashion Week

    - When I was first approached about government support for Fashion Week, I was very enthusiastic. See... Anderton address to Fashion Week opening [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00295.htm


    Newman Online On HNZ's Two World View

    - This week, Newman On-Line reveals the Housing New Zealand Corporation’s ‘Two World View’, and outlines lengths the Government has gone to divide the nation. See... Newman On-Line: One Nation – Two Worlds [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00293.htm

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