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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Scoop Report: National Party Leader Says Zaoui’s Ongoing Detention Unsatisfactory
General Agreement On Wrongness of Interest Rate Rise
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
UN Head Applauds Israel Gaza Pullout Decision
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News & More Is There!
Director's Note And Lyrics For Eminem's New Single MOSH
Fitrakis & Wasserman: The Stealing Of Ohio
Yasmine Ryan Attends Opening Of Korean Film Festival
Tony Baldwin Responds To Fonterra's Graham Stuart
Fighting Talk Digest: Rumble In Welly
Sam Smith Has A Chat With God
Female Foreign Workers In Israel Given Hobson's Choice
Greg Palast: Adventure Capitalism

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Minister Eyes Detail Of Kelly St Contamination Issue
United Takes Heart From Green Opposition To Its Tax Policy
Get Your Burqa Off Or Go Home – Winston Peters
Biofuel Forestry Heart Plant A Win-Win
Jim Anderton Understands Student Concerns About Fees
NZ Should Not Be A Weak Link In War Against GE
Ryall Ponders Where The Prisoner Compensation Law Is At
Turia Talks About Helping Young Maori
Muriel Newman Uses OECD Report As A Cudgel
Winston Peters Takes Heed Of The Dompost
Newman Wants Foreign Fruit Pickers Granted Visas

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
Scoop Report: National Party Leader Says Zaoui’s Ongoing Detention Unsatisfactory

- National Party Leader Don Brash this morning told 95bFM listeners that the length of time Ahmed Zaoui has spent detained in prison is “unsatisfactory”. See... Brash: Length Of Zaoui’s Detention Unsatisfactory [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00312.htm


General Agreement On Wrongness of Interest Rate Rise

- The Reserve Bank has increased the Official Cash Rate from 6.25 per cent to 6.50 per cent. See… Reserve Bank increases OCR to 6.50 per cent [1] REACTION: - NZ First - Interest Rates Voodoo Economics [2] - ACT - A Rise Too Far [3] - Progressive - Mortgages would be higher if Brash was governor [4] - ACT - Govt Must Cut Taxes & Red Tape Now: Hide [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0410/S00345.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00480.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00483.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00472.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00468.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Trade Deficit Up in September [1]
  • Roger Kerr Speech: Maori And Business [2]
  • Two Million Men and Two Million Women [3]
  • National warns of nationwide drug shortage [4]
  • Police And Defence Informed Of Fisheries Strike [5]
  • Special Indymedia screening of OUTFOXED Tue 9 Nov. [6]
  • FreeZaoui.org.nz website marks 1 year of operation [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0410/S00355.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0410/S00354.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0410/S00356.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00473.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00275.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00273.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00269.htm


    UN Head Applauds Israel Gaza Pullout Decision

    - United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today congratulated Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of Israel on the historic vote in the Knesset, which produced a clear majority in favour of the Israeli leader's initiative to withdraw from Gaza. See... Annan Congratulates Sharon Over Gaza Pullout Vote [1] ALSO: Annan Gives Full Backing To Helping Palestinians [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00354.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00358.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Largest Convoy Of Liberian Refugees Head For Home [1]
  • Stopping the Spread of WMDs in the Asian-Pacific [2]
  • Cambodia murderers of union leaders enjoy impunity [3]
  • Pressure On Bhutan To Take Back Refugees [4]
  • Italy To Allow Stranded Asylum-Seekers To Land [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00357.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00355.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00351.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00350.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00349.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News & More Is There!

    - I'll forgo the hurly-burly and the link-o-rama today in favour of three personal statements from three very different individuals. The first is a friend of a friend who took a Discount Taxi in Auckland on Saturday... See... Public Address 28/10/04 - The Number Is Three [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00323.htm


    Director's Note And Lyrics For Eminem's New Single MOSH

    - "And after hearing the song later that month it seemed Mr. Mathers had also been in the lab concocting his own plans for the election and it was precisely the anthem I had been looking for." See... Eminem Rocks The Vote Against Bush - MOSH [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00313.htm


    Fitrakis & Wasserman: The Stealing Of Ohio

    - The Republican "November Surprise" to steal the 2004 election is in full force here in Ohio. With polls showing a dead heat, the GOP is staging an all-out attack on a fair vote count in the Buckeye State. See... Twelve Ways Bush Is Now Stealing The Ohio Vote [1] TODAY'S US ELECTION COMMENTARY: Robert Higgs: An Offer You Would Have Refused [2] Chuckman Cartoon: Cartoon by John Chuckman Marjorie Cohn: Beware Scalia-Thomas Clones [3] Alice Cherbonnier: The 75% Solution [4] SEE ALSO.... FULL COVERAGE: Countdown To US Election (1) [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00320.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00317.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00316.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00318.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00326.htm


    Yasmine Ryan Attends Opening Of Korean Film Festival

    - Last Friday was the opening of the Korean Film Festival at Sky City, Auckland. The opening was attended by many guests, including a delegation of representatives from the Korean film industry, Prime Minister Helen Clark and Scoop’s Yasmine Ryan. See... Review: Korean Film Festival Runs Until Sunday [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00324.htm


    Tony Baldwin Responds To Fonterra's Graham Stuart

    - On 25 October, the NZ Herald published an article by Graham Stuart, Fonterra's group director of strategy and growth, which comments on views I expressed in the NZ Herald of 18 October in relation to Fonterra’s capital structure review. See... Tony Baldwin: Fonterra - A Reply To Graham Stuart [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00314.htm


    Fighting Talk Digest: Rumble In Welly

    - As anyone who has tried to keep track of me in the past year - Hi, Mum - can tell you, I'm having trouble staying still. It was never meant to happen like this, but for the next few months I'm a resident of Blenheim. See... Fighting Talk - Rioting Consultants [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00319.htm


    Sam Smith Has A Chat With God

    - Encouraged by our two leading presidential candidates I decided to also try to have a conversation with the Father Almighty. I got through without any trouble. See... Sam Smith: Faith-Based Conversation [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00322.htm


    Female Foreign Workers In Israel Given Hobson's Choice

    - In Israel, a new procedure compels legal female foreign workers who have babies to make a choice. If they are unemployed they have to decide three months after the birth whether to leave the country or not. The only way they can stay is by sending the child to be cared for by relatives abroad. See... Women Workers May Be Forced To Send Babies Abroad [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00315.htm


    Greg Palast: Adventure Capitalism

    - Why were Iraqi elections delayed? Why was Jay Garner fired? Why are our troops still there? Investigative reporter Greg Palast uncovers new documents that answer these questions and more about the Bush administration’s grand designs on Iraq. See... Greg Palast: The Hidden 2001 Plan to Carve-up Iraq [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00321.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00271.htm
    Women's Refuge Launches Run For Fun Not Fear Campaign.

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Minister Eyes Detail Of Kelly St Contamination Issue

    - The Minister for Crown Research Institutes Pete Hodgson, says claims that the site of a former dental school in Kelly St, Mt Eden is not contaminated and questioning the science behind the testing, are wrong. See… Hodgson comments on Kelly Street [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00474.htm


    United Takes Heart From Green Opposition To Its Tax Policy

    - The Green Party’s opposition to United Future’s call for the Government to hand back to taxpayers some of the billions of extra tax it has gathered over the past few years has convinced United Future’s revenue spokesperson Gordon Copeland that he’s right. See... Copeland: “The Greens oppose it; we must be right” [1] MORE: - Progressives - United tax relief for rich a pre-election warning [2] - Greens - Greens reject tax cuts for the rich [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00478.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00477.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00470.htm


    Get Your Burqa Off Or Go Home – Winston Peters

    - Rt Hon Winston Peters has suggested that a veiled Muslim woman who told a judge she would rather kill herself than reveal her face while giving evidence in an upcoming fraud case might be better off living in a Muslim country. See... Burqas Case A Matter Of Principle [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00475.htm


    Biofuel Forestry Heart Plant A Win-Win

    - State Owned Enterprises Minister and Taupo MP Mark Burton is today calling the new Winstone Pulp International/Meridian Solutions biomass-fuelled heat plant a "win-win-win solution." See... Biomass-fuelled heat plant a win-win-win solution [1] and Burton: Opening Meridian Solutions - Winstone Pulp [2] . See also…New partnership targets big energy savings [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00491.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00490.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0410/S00346.htm


    Jim Anderton Understands Student Concerns About Fees

    - Comments by the New Zealand Univesity Students' Association saying tertiary fees should be coming down, not going up, are understandable according to Progressive Leader, Jim Anderton. See... Progressive Party supports lower tertiary fees [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00489.htm


    NZ Should Not Be A Weak Link In War Against GE

    - Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons says evidence is accumulating that internationally GE agriculture is an economic disaster. As a result, biotech companies will be looking to exploit countries that are weak links in the battle against GE. See... Stop NZ being a safe haven for GE pirates [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00488.htm


    Ryall Ponders Where The Prisoner Compensation Law Is At

    - The Government has had at least 10 weeks since the prisoner compensation issue hit the headlines to draft a law stopping such claims, but the country is still waiting, says National's Law and Order spokesman, Tony Ryall. See... Where is the prisoner compo legislation? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00487.htm


    Turia Talks About Helping Young Maori

    - "I was delighted that, at the young age of three, her sights were set to succeed, and perhaps her vision was to become the Prime Minister. I could live with this vision, and am in no doubts as to her potential for the role." See... Turia: Effective Interventions with Young Maori [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00486.htm


    Muriel Newman Uses OECD Report As A Cudgel

    - It is easy to see the Labour Government's failure in the welfare portfolio when it takes an international organisation to point out the flaws in our system, ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader and Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman said today. See... Labour Ignores 130,000-Strong Latent Workforce [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00485.htm


    Winston Peters Takes Heed Of The Dompost

    - “The front page of today’s Dominion Post graphically illustrates the flawed nature of New Zealand’s refugee policy, says New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters. See... New Zealanders Pay For Flawed Refugee Policy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00482.htm


    Newman Wants Foreign Fruit Pickers Granted Visas

    - ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader and Immigration Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today demanded to know when the Labour Government would see sense and introduce a limited purposes visa to allow foreign fruit-pickers to work in New Zealand. See... Labour Lacks Commonsense On Immigration [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00479.htm

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