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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY: Is Tamihere Being Gagged By The 9th Floor?
Clayton Cosgrove Outlines The Case For The Tamihere Defence
5:45pm Wednesday: MPs To Host Zaoui Book Wellington Event In Beehive
Ahmed Zaoui's Lecture On Islam's Relationship With The West
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
UN Voices Concern Over Kosovo Sectarian Voting Threats
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Owen McShane Takes A Practical Look Over The Issue Of Peak Oil
The Inside Oil From Molesworth & Featherston
Hard News & David Slack Are There
A Game Of Musical Juntas Is Playing Out In Myanmar
Genevieve Cora Fraser Attempts To Track Down Fadi Madi
Ernest Partridge: Is Everything Alright With The President's Brain
Manuel Valenzeula: America's 21st C. Third World Election
Harvey Wasserman Uses His BS Detector
Patricia Johnson Is Taking The US Flu Vaccine Crisis Personally
Marjorie Cohn Assess The Bush Human Rights Record
Ivan Eland: To Draft Or Not To Draft
William Marina: U.S. Exceptionalism Then & Now

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Is The US Patriot Act Breaking NZ Law?
Sharples Sacking By Police Shows Govt. Fear Of Maori Party
Franks Seeks To Widen Fallout From Tamihere Affair
Complete Political Reaction To Corngate Inquiry Report
Govt. Urged To Give Charities A Second Shot At Bill
John Key Reads Michael Cullen's Lips
Cross Ditch Competition And Consumer Law Report
Politics According To Dr Don: Tamihere & Rotorua
Employment Bill's Passing Marks Beginning Of The Bad Times – Mapp
PNG And NZ Foreign Ministers Discussions
Student Loan Stats Show Improvement – Maharey

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MPs To Host Zaoui Book Event In Beehive
5:45pm Wednesday Oct 20.

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

– For today's questions see... Questions for Oral Answer - 20 Oct 2004 [1] . For Tuesdays Q&A see… Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 19 October [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00346.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00344.htm


LEAD STORY:
Is Tamihere Being Gagged By The 9th Floor?

- The Sunday Star-Times and political editor Helen Bain stand by their front-page story of October 17 headed “MP snubs foreshore legislation.” See... Star Times Stands By Tamihere Foreshore Story [1] . See also John Tamihere's denial of the SST story... Foreshore and seabed legislation [2] MORE: - Waipareira Trust - Waipareira Report Released to Whanau Next Week [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0410/S00256.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00345.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00195.htm


Clayton Cosgrove Outlines The Case For The Tamihere Defence

- Madam Speaker, there can be no more serious allegations than the ones raised in this House today. And that is why this government has moved swiftly to initiate a high level inquiry. See... Transcript: Clayton Cosgrove On John Tamihere [1] See also... STORY OF THE WEEK


[1] -
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00225.htm


5:45pm Wednesday: MPs To Host Zaoui Book Wellington Event In Beehive

- An event to promote the book on the Ahmed Zaoui case “I Almost Forgot About The Moon – The Disinformation Campaign Against Ahmed Zaoui” will be held in Wellington in the Beehive foyer, Parliament Buildings, on Wednesday October 20 at 5:45pm. See... Zaoui Book Event To Be Held In Beehive Foyer [1] ALSO: Opinion - Human Rights Litmus Test Of Govt's Moral Substance [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00191.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00222.htm


Ahmed Zaoui's Lecture On Islam's Relationship With The West

- The end of the cold war and the events of September 11th have engendered an intense and ever-increasing focus from academics and observers about the heterogenic and conflictual relations between the West and Islam. See... Ahmed Zaoui: Clash Of Civilisations [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00224.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Douglas Wright awarded Choreographic Fellowship [1]
  • Whenuapai: update and clarification on process [2]
  • A Case of Cannabis Prohibition 'at its very worst.' [3] & Jail The Sick & Poor Yet Discharge The Rich? [4]
  • RBNZ's first Financial Stability Report [5]
  • “Destiny Builds Toward Historic Weekend” [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00347.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00338.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00194.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0410/S00087.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0410/S00265.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00190.htm


    UN Voices Concern Over Kosovo Sectarian Voting Threats

    - Voicing deep concern at attempts to dissuade Kosovo’s ethnic Serb population from participating in this Saturday’s elections, the senior United Nations envoy there today urged all Serbs to vote so they can play their part in rebuilding the troubled ... See... Attempts Made To Dissuade Kosovo Serbs From Voting [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00230.htm


    NEW: Amnesty International’s Global Round-Up


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Despite Gaza Pullout Plan, Home Demolitions Expand [1]
  • Viet Nam Commended OnHiv Prevention Strategy [2]
  • Business And Government Leaders To Discuss Doha [3]
  • WTO Wants You To Give It Feedback [4]
  • Death Toll In Sudan's War-Torn Darfur Region Up [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00220.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00228.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00227.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00226.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00224.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0410/S00145.htm
    Air New Zealand Fashion Week - Day 2

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0410/S00140.htm
    Air New Zealand Fashion Week Kicks Off

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Owen McShane Takes A Practical Look Over The Issue Of Peak Oil

    - Governments around the world are becoming increasingly focused on the rapid rise in oil prices. They wonder if these recent prices rises are simply short term responses to short term problems, or whether they signal the end of the era of cheap oil – which may spell the end of civilization as we know it. See... Oil Shortages And Oil Prices – What Should We Do? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00217.htm


    The Inside Oil From Molesworth & Featherston

    - We think a by-election is probably not on the cards, Labour moves ahead on our exclusive rolling poll of polls and begins to select some interesting candidates. See... Molesworth & Featherston – 19 October 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00219.htm


    Hard News & David Slack Are There

    - I agree with Nicky Hager: it isn't correct to say that the Corngate select committee report released yesterday leaves us none the wiser about the events of late 2000 and early 2001. On the contrary, as he pointed out yesterday on Checkpoint, it advances ... See... Public Address 20/10/04 - After Corngate [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00234.htm


    A Game Of Musical Juntas Is Playing Out In Myanmar

    - BANGKOK, Thailand -- Anti-American hardliners in Burma's military regime arrested Prime Minister Khin Nyunt, who was also head of Military Intelligence, and locked him under house arrest for alleged corruption, according to conflicting reports from the secretive, repressive country. See... Ehrlich: A Sudden Change In Juntas In Burma [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00230.htm


    Genevieve Cora Fraser Attempts To Track Down Fadi Madi

    - Like a carrier pigeon landing on my windowsill, Fadi Madi suddenly appeared in my in-box bearing an urgent message with the subject heading: ''Struggle with Fadi Madi''. See... Chickens Granted More Rights than Arabs In Israel [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00229.htm


    Ernest Partridge: Is Everything Alright With The President's Brain

    - Within a year, Dick Cheney could, on his own, select John Ashcroft as the forty-fifth President of the United States, without a single citizen vote cast for or against Ashcroft. And it would all be legal. See... Partridge: President John Ashcroft - A Scenario [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00228.htm


    Manuel Valenzeula: America's 21st C. Third World Election

    -As much as America and the world wish to believe Florida will not be rigged with electoral fraud this November, the sad truth is that all the mechanisms needed to steal the state in favor of George Bush are already firmly entrenched. See... The ‘Catastrophic’ Success Of The Republican Party [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00226.htm


    Harvey Wasserman Uses His BS Detector

    - Back on our organic commune in western Massachusetts we often laughed about a fabled farmer who owned a manure spreader. This fabulous device flung cow, horse and chicken droppings high and far onto corn and hay fields. See... The Cheney-Rove Manure Flinger Hits Overdrive [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00227.htm


    Patricia Johnson Is Taking The US Flu Vaccine Crisis Personally

    - Just exactly how is someone supposed to relax when their life is on the line? See... Patricia Johnson: ''The Flu Season Is Not Here'' [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00233.htm


    Marjorie Cohn Assess The Bush Human Rights Record

    - George W. Bush has betrayed his promise, according to a 180-page draft report of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Redefining Rights in America - The Civil Rights Record of the George W. Bush Administration, 2001-2004. See... Marjorie Cohn: Bush Gets 'F' in Civil Rights [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00232.htm


    Ivan Eland: To Draft Or Not To Draft

    - In the presidential campaign, there has been talk of returning to the draft after the election: Kerry has predicted that President Bush will reinstate the draft if reelected and Bush has denied it. See... Ivan Eland: A Draft Or Merely Hot Air? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00218.htm


    William Marina: U.S. Exceptionalism Then & Now

    - Separated by one hundred and four years, the presidential elections of 1900 and 2004 offer some startling and almost eerie similarities. See... William Marina: A Mirror To US Exceptionalism [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00231.htm



    http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=motornet
    MOTORNET: BMW Z4 - Roadster Wrangles

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Is The US Patriot Act Breaking NZ Law?

    - Green MP Keith Locke says he will write to the Privacy Commissioner to ask her to investigate the actions of United States companies operating in New Zealand that are applying American, rather than our, laws and policies. See... Act requires companies to pass on NZers' info [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00353.htm


    Sharples Sacking By Police Shows Govt. Fear Of Maori Party

    - “Answers today in the House, by Police Minister, George Hawkins, demonstrate that this Labour Government is so fearful of the Maori Party that it will do everything it possibly can do to undermine not only the party but also the individuals involved ... See... Minister's Answers Show Govt Fearful [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00342.htm


    Franks Seeks To Widen Fallout From Tamihere Affair

    - The statements of Maori leaders - trying to justify the political use of Government grants to Maori trusts - should now trigger a freeze on further payments, ACT New Zealand Maori Affairs Spokesman Stephen Franks said today. See... Lower Standard For Maori [1] RELATED: - United Future - Audited accounts a must for public hand-outs [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00343.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00339.htm


    Complete Political Reaction To Corngate Inquiry Report

    - Environment Minister Marian Hobbs has welcomed the fact that a Parliamentary select committee has established there was no coverup over the accidental release of allegedly genetically modified sweet corn in 2000. See... Minister welcomes confirmation of no GM coverup [1] MORE: - NZ First - Corngate Report Disappointing [2] - LSN - 'Corngate Report ' A Step In Right Direction [3] - GE Free NZ - Corngate Lesson: Make Leaf-disc Tests Compulsory [4] - National - Questions linger after hijack of Corngate inquiry [5] - United Future - Report shows there was no Corngate cover-up [6] - Greens - Corngate inquiry evidence of illegal tolerance [7]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00334.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00336.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0410/S00043.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0410/S00042.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00326.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00327.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00325.htm


    Govt. Urged To Give Charities A Second Shot At Bill

    - ACT New Zealand deputy Leader and Social Services Select Committee Acting Chair Dr Muriel Newman today launched an online petition urging the Government to re-open submissions on the Charities Bill as soon as the re-written version is available. See... Re-Open Submissions On Charities Bill [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00352.htm


    John Key Reads Michael Cullen's Lips

    - "Michael Cullen has made it clear that taxpayers will have more chance of sighting Elvis than they have of seeing a tax cut under this Labour Government," says National Party Finance spokesman John Key. See... Greedy tax grab set to stay [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00351.htm


    Cross Ditch Competition And Consumer Law Report

    - Commerce Minister Margaret Wilson today welcomed the draft report by the Australian Productivity Commission on Australian and New Zealand competition and consumer protection regimes. See... Productivity Commission report released [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00350.htm


    Politics According To Dr Don: Tamihere & Rotorua

    - Mr Tamihere has admitted receiving a payout from the Waipareira Trust after earlier publicly saying he would not accept such a payment. Lianne Dalziel was caught out saying one thing publicly then doing another, and she was promptly sacked. See... Don Brash Writes - No. 42, 20 October 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00349.htm


    Employment Bill's Passing Marks Beginning Of The Bad Times – Mapp

    - National's Industrial Relations spokesman, Wayne Mapp, says the passing of the anti-growth Employment Relations Law Reform Bill marks the start of bad times for business in New Zealand. See... Bad day for New Zealand business [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00348.htm


    PNG And NZ Foreign Ministers Discussions

    - Measures to help Papua New Guinea export new products to New Zealand, and moves to combat PNG’s growing HIV-Aids problem, featured in talks between the two countries' Foreign Ministers in Wellington today. See... Trade, HIV-Aids feature in PNG talks [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00341.htm


    Student Loan Stats Show Improvement – Maharey

    - Student loan repayments are up and repayment times are reducing, showing that the government’s moves to cut students’ tertiary education costs are working, Associate Education Minister (Tertiary Education) Steve Maharey said today. See... Report shows improved student loan repayments [1] . See also NZUSA... Student debts getting bigger [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00337.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0410/S00075.htm

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