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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY: Helping Kiwis Into Their Own Homes Policy Welcomed
Labour MPs/Staff Absent From Zaoui Book Launch
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Annan Says Elections In Iraq On Track
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News & More Is There!
Fighting Talk From Fighting Talk
Independent News Radio Spreading Across NZ
Jason Leopold Investigates Background Of Sinclair Broadcasting
Bird Flu Claims The Lives Of 29 Thai Tigers
Martin LeFevre: When The Land Rejoices
Toni Solo: Imperial Parallels
John Cory On Sinclair's Attempts To Smear Kerry
Am Johal On The Decline Of American Discourse
Three Jerusalem Women On A Truth Tour Of The US
UQ Wire: Bush Administration Suppressing 911 Report
UQ Wire: View & Listen To The Citizens' Commission on 9-11
A Very American Coup Round Two

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
62.5km Of New Tramping Tracks A Year For A Decade
Fines Defaulters Shaming Countdown Nearly Up
Judith Collins Accuses PM Of Enabling Abuse
NZ Day Bill Drawn In Private Members Ballot
Brochure To Promote Care Of Passports
Dog Tail Docking Splits Commonsense Party
Declining Standards In Accident And Emergency Depts.
Interactive Curriculum Materials To Be Developed

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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 - 21 October 2004 [1] . For Wednesday's questions & answers see... Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 20 October [2] . For Tuesday's see… Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 19 October [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00366.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00359.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00344.htm

LEAD STORY:
Helping Kiwis Into Their Own Homes Policy Welcomed

- "Young families should be able to have the security of owning their own home and the Progressives have been working on policies to promote this," Progressive Leader Jim Anderton said this morning. See... First homes for families: Key Progressive priority [1] MORE: - Greens -Greens urge quick action on housing [2] - United Future - Dunne: Housing move spot on [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00369.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00361.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00364.htm

NEW ZEALAND LEAD STORY

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00252.htm
Scoop's Selwyn Manning Launches His Book In The Beehive

Labour MPs/Staff Absent From Zaoui Book Launch

- Conspicuously absent from the launch of 'The Disinformation Campaign Against Ahmed Zaoui' - by Scoop's Co-editor Selwyn Manning, Yasmine and Katie Small - were any Labour Party MP's, ministers or staff. Late in proceedings Deputy Speaker, Ross Robertson made a brief appearance and even purchased a copy of the book. This is good news for Mr Zaoui's family as any extra profits from the book go to assist them while the breadwinner is locked in Auckland Central Remand Prison. See,,, Images: Civil Society Welcomes Zaoui Book In Beehive [1] & Chief Govt. Whip Pettis Refutes Book Launch Ban [2] MORE: - Speech - Robson at book launch on Zaoui [3] EARLIER: - Zaoui Book Event To Be Held In Beehive Foyer [4] - Opinion - Human Rights Litmus Test Of Govt's Moral Substance [5] - Ahmed Zaoui: Clash Of Civilisations [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00252.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00253.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00362.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00191.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00222.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00224.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Patrol car should have been sent to Piha [1]
  • Police seek to locate visitors to Piha [2]
  • NZDF helps Afghanistan polling process [3]
  • Exports Threatened by National's 'Corngate' Policy [4]
  • Death Of Anita Pearson In Tanzania [5]
  • Television advertising grows 11.3% in Sept quarter [6]
  • Visitor Arrivals Up 9 Percent [7]
  • World’s Most Advanced Humanoid Robot In NZ Nov. [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0410/S00166.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0410/S00167.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00213.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00212.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00208.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0410/S00287.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0410/S00281.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0410/S00055.htm


    Annan Says Elections In Iraq On Track

    - Elections in Iraq, scheduled for January 2005, are on track and should take place if the situation holds, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today. See... Elections In Iraq On Track, Annan Says [1] RELATED: - Fiji To Provide Security For UN Officials In Iraq [2] - Insecurity Prevents Un From Sending Staff To Iraq [3] - Al Gore Speaks on Iraq [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00266.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00265.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00261.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00251.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Five In Afghanistan Killed In Vehicle Blast [1]
  • Georgia-Abkhaz Peace Process Close’ To Standstill [2]
  • UN Urges Support For African Force In Darfur [3]
  • Joint Un-Sudan Panel To Meet On Security In Darfur [4]
  • Most Complaints On Afghan Elections Concerned Ink [5]
  • Internationals Beaten in Village of Al-Hatab [6]
  • ISM Reports: Day of Brutality in Deir Al Hatab [7]
  • State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for October 20 [8] - October 19 [9]
  • UNSC Resolution 1540: The U.S. Perspective>


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    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00264.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00263.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00262.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00260.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00259.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00258.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00257.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00256.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00252.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00224.htm
    Ahmed Zaoui Writes On The Clash Of Civilisations

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News & More Is There!

    - Scribe has gone gold in Australia. The 'Not Many'/'Stand Up' single has reached the 35,000 sales gold mark, and his debut album, The Crusader will probably soon join it in gold status. This is a remarkable achievement, not least in that both sides ... See... Public Address 21/10/04 - Be Our Guest, Mr Zaoui [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00251.htm


    Fighting Talk From Fighting Talk

    - An Englishman, an Irishman and an Algerian walk into a bar. The Englishman and the Irishman each order a drink, and the Algerian asks for a review of his security risk certificate. See... Fighting Talk - Superman, You're Laughing [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00236.htm


    Independent News Radio Spreading Across NZ

    - If you saw the Eating Media Lunch episode about Radio Chomsky or read a review of that station in the Listener a few weeks back then you may have glimpsed the tip of a new independent media iceberg. A See... NZ's Growing Independent Radio network [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00250.htm


    Jason Leopold Investigates Background Of Sinclair Broadcasting

    - Sinclair Broadcasting Group has tried to influence the outcome of elections long before the media company became a lightning rod for criticism due to its decision to air a controversial documentary ten days before the Nov. 2 election critical of Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry’s activities during the Vietnam War. See... Sinclair's Long History of Journalistic Deception [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00239.htm


    Bird Flu Claims The Lives Of 29 Thai Tigers

    - At least 29 caged tigers died from influenza in less than a week at a zoo near Bangkok, possibly from being fed the diseased, raw carcasses of chickens infected with bird flu, according to the U.N.'s World Health Organization (WHO). See... 29 Tigers Possibly Killed By Bird Flu In Thailand [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00244.htm


    Martin LeFevre: When The Land Rejoices

    - For nearly six months of the year, the Central Valley of California gets as much rain as the Sahara—none. Then suddenly one day in October, everything changes, and the skies open up. The land itself seems to rejoice. See... Meditations (Spirituality): Color is God [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00243.htm


    Toni Solo: Imperial Parallels

    - The US and its allies are teaching a new generation of courageous, creative, generous people to harden their hearts against them throughout the Middle East. See... What Did Aeschylus Write In "Daughters Of Danaus"? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00242.htm


    John Cory On Sinclair's Attempts To Smear Kerry

    - The Sinclair Broadcasting Group is trying to influence a presidential election by airing a scurrilous smear against John Kerry. It's that simple. See... John Cory: The Un-American Sinclair [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00248.htm


    Am Johal On The Decline Of American Discourse

    - For the two years following September 11th, the Western public was inundated with propaganda to such a vociferous degree that to be a critical voice was to be heretical and be considered a traitor - we citizens became passive consumers lodged in a 'Zombie State'. See... Am Johal: The Zombie State [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00249.htm


    Three Jerusalem Women On A Truth Tour Of The US

    - In a promotion-for-peace tour titled, “Three Women, Three Faiths, One Shared Vision,” the speakers talked about their life experiences with occupation, not prevalent in U.S. mainstream media. See... Jerusalem Women Promote Peace on U.S. Tour [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00247.htm


    UQ Wire: Bush Administration Suppressing 911 Report

    - It is shocking: The Bush administration is suppressing a CIA report on 9/11 until after the election, and this one names names. Although the report by the inspector general's office of the CIA was completed in June, it has not been made available ... See... UQ Wire: CIA 911 Report Being Kept From Congress [1] and UQ Wire: Lawmakers Prod CIA for 9/11 Report [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00238.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00245.htm


    UQ Wire: View & Listen To The Citizens' Commission on 9-11

    - The Citizens' Commission on 9-11 - In Video and Audio - Presented by 911CitizensWatch.org and 911truth.org - Prepared By Jeremy Bandini. See... UQ Wire: Citizens' Commission On 911 On Video [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00246.htm


    A Very American Coup Round Two

    - In the last Presidential election, it was Florida that made the mess. This time, it could very well be Ohio, Oregon, West Virginia and Nevada, and that's just for starters. See... William Rivers Pitt: Desperate Measures [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00237.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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    62.5km Of New Tramping Tracks A Year For A Decade

    - New tracks stretching for a total of 625 kilometres will be constructed around the country under a new 10-year plan for recreation on conservation land, Conservation Minister Chris Carter announced today. See... 625 km of new track for conservation land [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00363.htm


    Fines Defaulters Shaming Countdown Nearly Up

    - Calls to the Collections 0800 FINES number have increased ten-fold since radio advertising began 10 days ago to warn fine and reparation defaulters their names could be published in daily and local papers. See... Money coming in and people have 2 days to go [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00360.htm


    Judith Collins Accuses PM Of Enabling Abuse

    - The Prime Minister is refusing to co-operate on reform that will help vulnerable pregnant girls in abusive or dangerous environments, says National MP Judith Collins. See... PM won't help pregnant girls [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00372.htm


    NZ Day Bill Drawn In Private Members Ballot

    - United Future leader, Peter Dunne, is delighted his Members Bill, the New Zealand Day Bill, has been drawn from the ballot and is likely to be debated in Parliament in early December. See... New Zealand Day Bill to be debated by Parliament [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00371.htm


    Brochure To Promote Care Of Passports

    - 'Your passport is a valuable document, look after it', that's the message behind a new brochure released today by the Department of Internal Affairs. See... New Brochure Promotes Passport 'Travel Fitness' [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00370.htm


    Dog Tail Docking Splits Commonsense Party

    - Last night’s vote in Parliament on a Bill introducing restrictions on the docking of dogs’ tails shows yet again that United Future is the ultimate centrist party, according to party whip Gordon Copeland. See... United Future splits on docking of dogs’ tails [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00368.htm


    Declining Standards In Accident And Emergency Depts.

    - Reports that the Health Ministry has lowered the bar for emergency department waiting times, is an acknowledgement that District Health Boards are in no position to provide treatment in as timely a manner as they once were. See... King's Failure: Lower Bar, Longer Waits [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00367.htm


    Interactive Curriculum Materials To Be Developed

    - Education Minister Trevor Mallard today announced new funding to develop more digital and interactive curriculum materials for teachers to use in the classroom with students. See... Funding for interactive teaching resources [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00365.htm

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