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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
Justice David Morris Named As Cadet Abuse Inquisitor
Labour Weekend Ahead: Unions Applaud Passing Of Employment Law Amendments
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Iran Planned To Stone 14 Year Old Girl To Death
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
STORY OF THE WEEK: Gerry Brownlee Spots A Ministerial Double Standard

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Scoop Photo Essay: Clark In India
Hard News & More Is There!
Sam Smith: Media Cowardice In D.C.
Malcolm Evans Cartoon: Labour Weak End
Thailand's Bird Flu Tiger Death Toll Climbs Sharply
UQ Wire: Rewriting Recent History
Harvey Wasserman Is Inspired By The Red Sox
Steve Weissman: Bin Laden and Zarqawi's October Surprise

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Scoop Was In The House
Medical Association Relieved Doctor Strike Called Off
Opposition Unimpressed With Cullen Decision On Powerco
Political Columns: Alexander Marc's His Words
Those Were The Days Of Our Select Committees
Ron Mark Unimpressed With Civilian Defence Pay Rise
The Rights And Responsibilities Of Being Needy
John Key On Addresses Kiwi Workers
Prison Staff Shortages Should Not Lead To Migration – Ron Mark
The Gateway To Antarctica Warms To Role
Labour Accused Of Neglecting Abortion Trends
Warning To Teens On Anti-Depressants Late But Welcome
'P' Epidemic Alive And Kicking

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Clark In India – A Photo Essay

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
Justice David Morris Named As Cadet Abuse Inquisitor

- Defence Minister Mark Burton today announced that former High Court Judge, Hon David Morris is to be appointed to act as independent assessor for the Ministerial Inquiry to examine the responses and comments received relating to alleged abuses at the Waiouru Regular Force Cadet School. See... Assessor named for Waiouru investigation [1] MORE: - Ian Fraser - Ian Fraser Responds To Waiouru investigation [2] - National - National says get it right the first time; Waiouru [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00402.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00232.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00408.htm


Labour Weekend Ahead: Unions Applaud Passing Of Employment Law Amendments

- Workers have something to celebrate over Labour Weekend after Parliament this week passed the amendments to the Employment Relations Act into law, Council of Trade Unions president Ross Wilson said today. See... Unions Celebrate Victory with New Law [1] ALSO: - EPMU - Labour Day call to employers [2] - CTU - Labour Day a Time for Work-Life Balance [3] - GPJA - Global Peace And Justice Auckland Newsletter #72 [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00219.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00218.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00230.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00225.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • 40% of school eye test passes needed glasses [1]
  • Salvation Army welcomes home ownership move [2]
  • From Russia With Not Much Love.... [3]
  • NZDF helps Afghanistan polling process [4]
  • Destiny Rejects ‘Special Rights’ [5]
  • Pacific Journalism Review On Media Ownership [6]
  • Last call for Anarchy Aotearoa-NZ conference [7]
  • Three Parties Question Health Minister on Vaccine [8]
  • Patrol car should have been sent to Piha [9]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00391.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00231.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00228.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00213.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00220.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00217.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00216.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00214.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0410/S00166.htm


    Iran Planned To Stone 14 Year Old Girl To Death

    - Stoning sentence of a 14 year old girl in Iran and three others in Nigeria; illegality of the war on Iraq; the Palestinian question; and socialism See... 14 Year Old Iranian Girl Sentenced To Stoning [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00280.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Audio: This Week's Five Minutes From Palestine [1]
  • UN Resumes Debate On Anti-Cloning Text [2]
  • After 14 Years Liberians Return Home To Key Areas [3]
  • Container Control Plan To Fight Human Trafficking [4]
  • Sudan: UNICEF Says Rape Continues With Impunity [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00273.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00284.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00279.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00278.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00276.htm

    STORY OF THE WEEK:


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00255.htm
    Malcolm Evans Cartoon: Labour Weak End.

    Gerry Brownlee Spots A Ministerial Double Standard

    - National Party Deputy Leader Gerry Brownlee says those seeking to defend John Tamihere are defending Helen Clark's ministerial double standard. See... One rule for Lianne another for John [1] FOR MUCH MORE SEE... STORY OF THE WEEK: John Tamihere [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00397.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00235.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Scoop Photo Essay: Clark In India

    - Helen Clark, the first New Zealand Prime Minister to visit India in nearly two decades, has met President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh among others on Wednesday Oct 20th. See... Scoop Images: NZ PM Meets Top Indian Leaders [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00262.htm


    Hard News & More Is There!

    - The Herald this morning says a drop in lab busts indicates that the P epidemic has peaked - while Stuff is saying that amphetamine use is increasingly being picked up in workplace drug tests... See... Public Address 22/10/04 - Freaky Friday [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00261.htm


    Sam Smith: Media Cowardice In D.C.

    - The failure of the archaic media to evince more than a passing interest in the matter of the bulge in George Bush's back is an excellent example of a preeminent characteristic of the contemporary press: cowardice. See... Sam Smith: Battle Of The Bulge [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00259.htm


    Malcolm Evans Cartoon: Labour Weak End

    - See... Malcolm Evans Cartoon: Labour Weak End. [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00255.htm


    Thailand's Bird Flu Tiger Death Toll Climbs Sharply

    - A zoo fed its tigers the raw carcasses of chickens possibly infected with bird flu resulting in 59 tiger deaths, including 29 which perished from influenza and 30 more sick beasts later killed to stop the disease, according to the U.N.'s World Health Organization (WHO). See... Thailand Tiger Bird Flu Death Toll Climbs To 59 [1] and 29 Tigers Possibly Killed By Bird Flu In Thailand [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00257.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00244.htm


    UQ Wire: Rewriting Recent History

    - An effort to expurgate ‘inconvenient knowledge’ about the 9.11 attack and the American response which followed gathered steam this week with two developments seemingly designed to remove from public view several crucial aspects of recent history. See... UQ Wire: Erasing 9/11 History [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00260.htm


    Harvey Wasserman Is Inspired By The Red Sox

    - In the greatest comeback in sports history, the Boston Red Sox have done the impossible---and so can John Kerry. See... Wasserman: If The Red Sox Can. Kerry Can Too!!! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00258.htm


    Steve Weissman: Bin Laden and Zarqawi's October Surprise

    - Osama bin Laden finally voted for president. So did Abu Musab al Zarqawi, the Jordanian leader of ''Monotheism and Holy War,'' alleged beheader of Western hostages in Iraq, and the U.S. target of choice in and around embattled Fallujah. See... Weissman: Bin Laden and Zarqawi's October Surprise [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00256.htm


    (Reviews & Images)
    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0410/S00180.htm
    Air NZ Fashion Week - Day 4

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0410/S00159.htm
    Air NZ Fashion Week - Day 3

    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

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Scoop Was In The House

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


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00390.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00359.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00344.htm


    Medical Association Relieved Doctor Strike Called Off

    - The New Zealand Medical Association welcomes the news that the proposed six-day strike of junior doctors has been averted. See... NZMA welcomes industrial news [1] ALSO: - DHBs - Resident Doctor's Assn Strike Threat Removed [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0410/S00100.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0410/S00098.htm


    Opposition Unimpressed With Cullen Decision On Powerco

    - The Government's decision to approve Prime's purchase of Powerco reinforces the reality that rip off merchants can gobble up New Zealand's key strategic assets with impunity, says the Green Party. See... Cullen should be setting a precedent with Powerco [1] MORE: - NZ First - Government Betrayal Over Powerco Sale [2] - Prime - Prime Infrastructure Optimistic Of Reaching 90% [3] - NPDC - Council confirmation of ‘attractive’ offer [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00396.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00380.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0410/S00301.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0410/S00304.htm


    Political Columns: Alexander Marc's His Words

    - Recently I received an email from a person who signed himself off as a ‘person traumatised by anti-paedophilia hysteria in an anti-paedophile world’. See... Marc My Words - No Excuse For Paedophilia [1] MORE POLITICAL COLUMNS: - Matt Robson - robson-on-politics, Fri 22 October [2] - Labour Party - Beehive Bulletin - Fri, 22 Oct 2004 [3] - Muriel Newman - Newman On-Line: The Troublesome Ordeal That Is STV [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00410.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00411.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00404.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00393.htm


    Those Were The Days Of Our Select Committees

    - Committee meetings Seventeen committee meetings were held this week, all in the parliamentary complex. See... Select Committee Business - 15 Oct to 22 Oct 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00399.htm


    Ron Mark Unimpressed With Civilian Defence Pay Rise

    - That was the comment from New Zealand First law and order spokesperson Ron Mark following the announcement by the Public Service Association of a 2.5% pay rise for its Defence Force civilian staff members. See... Cheapskates! [1] and Pay rise for NZDF civilian staff [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00409.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00226.htm


    The Rights And Responsibilities Of Being Needy

    - Those who are in difficulty or hardship should expect the support of the State, but with that right comes wider responsibilities to the community that supports them, such as not continuing to produce children they can't afford to raise, United Future social services spokeswoman Judy Turner said today. See... Right to benefit balanced with responsibility [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00407.htm


    John Key On Addresses Kiwi Workers

    - National Party Finance spokesman John Key says the Labour Government's 'we know best' approach to economic management is clearly taking its toll on the average Kiwi worker. See... 'Government knows best approach' not the answer [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00406.htm


    Prison Staff Shortages Should Not Lead To Migration – Ron Mark

    - So said New Zealand first spokesperson for corrections Ron Mark today following news that the Corrections Department is set to recruit staff from Samoa to reduce the shortfall in the number of prison officers. See... Migrants Not The Way To Solve Prison Shortages [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00405.htm


    The Gateway To Antarctica Warms To Role

    - "Christchurch businesses involved in Antarctic activities are to benefit from the production of a strategy and action plan, designed to make the most of the city’s position as an international gateway to Antarctica," Jim Anderton, Minister for Economic Development, and local MP, announced today. See... Maximising Canterbury's role [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00401.htm


    Labour Accused Of Neglecting Abortion Trends

    - National Party Associate Health spokesman Dr Paul Hutchison says Labour's neglect on abortion trends is disturbing and flies in the face of repeated calls from the Abortion Supervisory Committee to act. See... Labour's neglect on abortion trends disturbing [1] . See also... Abortion Law Reform Org & Judith Collins' New Plan [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00398.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00215.htm


    Warning To Teens On Anti-Depressants Late But Welcome

    - Green MP Sue Kedgley said she strongly supported Medsafe's decision to issue warnings on the use of SSRI anti-depressants by children and young people - even though it came nine months after similar warnings had been issued overseas. See... Late - but anti-depressant warning welcomed [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00395.htm


    'P' Epidemic Alive And Kicking

    - ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader and Police Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today disputed speculation that, due to lower numbers of clan labs being busted by police, New Zealand's methamphetamine crisis may have peaked. See... 'P' Epidemic Alive And Kicking [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00394.htm

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