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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS:
Peters Attacks Dr Brash's Unofficial Advisers
Labour Demands Brash Pull Brownlee In Over Watergate-Style-Leak Accusations
REPORTS FROM THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL:
Turia Commits To Keeping National Out Of Government -
ACT Offers Fijian Good Times In Exchange For Your Money -
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Murder Of Two Youths Sees Serb Govt Demand UN Security
Weather-Bomb Katrina Looms Over Mainland USA
MORE WORLD NEWS HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Jay Shaft On The Forgotten Poor Of America
Andy Song Images: North Harbour Vs Canterbury
David Swanson At Camp Casey
Brown, Ming Mok, Slack, Reid & Tibby Address The Public
MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics):
Labour Says National Under-Calculated Ed Costs
Brash Releases Treaty Principles Policy
MORE POLITICS HEADLINES:
POLITICAL COLUMNS:

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS


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Peters Attacks Dr Brash's Unofficial Advisers

Peters: "National has been exposed as the puppets of the far right many suspected they were. We had always known Don Brash was just not his own man – but none of us knew the entire cadre of puppet masters who where operating behind the scenes. It now seems it is a veritable whose who of the far right. National’s three “R’s” – no not those – but Ruth, Roger and Roger. I mean everybody knew Ruth Richardson was there – but Roger Douglas, Michael Basset and even Rob McLeod too?" See... Peters: Hidden Agendas – Who Is Surprised! [1] ALSO:

  • Green Party - Pick a horse, Winston [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00791.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00803.htm


    Labour Demands Brash Pull Brownlee In Over Watergate-Style-Leak Accusations

    - Cabinet Minister Steve Maharey has called on Don Brash to back his Deputy Gerry Brownlee or pull him into line, after he accused Labour of being behind leaks of emails sent to Brash from the Business Round Table. "These are serious allegations for Mr Brownlee to be making, including allegations of criminal activity. Brash should either front up with the evidence or apologise for these allegations." See... Brash must pull Brownlee into line [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00778.htm


    CAMPAIGN TRAIL:

  • PM Gets Auckland Corridor Project Underway [1]
  • Don Brash Says Maori Seats Will Go In The Bay [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00784.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00786.htm


    Turia Commits To Keeping National Out Of Government -

    Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia has stated that her party will not support National post election after its leader Don Brash said he would remove any legislative requirements to Tiriti o Waitangi from the statutes. See... Maori Party Commits To Keeping National Out [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00764.htm


    ACT Offers Fijian Good Times In Exchange For Your Money -

    Today ACT launched an exciting new fundraising initiative by launching donated products and political memorabilia on online auction site Trade Me. Items on offer include a ride in the amphibious Gibbs Aquada, a week's accommodation in Fiji, autographed t-shirts, book posters and documents dating back to before the official foundation of the ACT party. See... ACT opens online auctions [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0508/S00359.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Advance Voting Begins Tomorrow [1]
  • Metservice: Winter Ending On A High [2]
  • Massey dog experiments 'scientifically dubious' [3]
  • Parasites on Poverty Protest - Sky City Thursday [4]
  • NZ Will Share Impact Of HIV Epidemic In Pacific [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0508/S00364.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0508/S00076.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0508/S00363.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0508/S00356.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0508/S00125.htm


    Murder Of Two Youths Sees Serb Govt Demand UN Security

    - Belgrade – The Serbian parliament’s committee on Kosovo-Metohija has harshly condemned the terrorist attack on Serb youths – the killing of Ivan Dejanovic and Aleksandar Stankovic and the wounding of Nikola Dukic and Aleksandar Janicijevic. According to a statement from the closed session, called by Parliament Speaker Predrag Markovic, the committee has demanded that UNMIK perform an urgent investigation and discover the perpetrators and masterminds. See... Belgrade Demands UN Restore Serb Convoy Escorts [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00309.htm


    Weather-Bomb Katrina Looms Over Mainland USA

    - Hurricane Katrina is poised to become the third ever Category 5 hurricane to make landfall in the mainland United States. The Super-Hurricane is remarkably young having formed off the Florida coast just last Tuesday. In the past few days Katrina has intensified spectacularly fast from the Category 3 intensity with which it struck South Florida to the extremely rare Category 5 intensity, the highest level of intensity on the Simpson-Saffir scale packing sustained winds of 170mph and gusts in excess of 250kmh. See... Hurricane Katrina Poised To Clobber New Orleans [1] ALSO:

  • Bush on Hurricane Katrina [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00248.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00287.htm


    MORE WORLD NEWS HEADLINES:

  • Timor: Situation Calm Despite Isolated Clashes [1]
  • U.S. State Dept. Discusses North Korea [2]
  • Colombia: UN Condemns Massacre Of Farm Workers [3]
  • Afghan Opium Production Falls By 21 Percent In 05 [4]
  • Argentinean ancient forests trashed for GE Soya [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00302.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00306.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00301.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00300.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00298.htm


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    SCOOP COLUMNS


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    Jay Shaft On The Forgotten Poor Of America

    - This series of articles is an outlet for the people who are living through an overwhelming crisis. They want to tell everyone how bad it really is, and how terrible their day-to-day living conditions have become. See... Jay Shaft: Voices of the Lost and Forgotten- Pt. 4 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00259.htm


    Andy Song Images: North Harbour Vs Canterbury

    - North Harbour was unable to bring an end to Canterbury's year long winning streak in the NPC with a 23-23 draw at North Harbour Stadium with man-of-the-match Anthony Tuitavake scoring two tries. See... NPC Pictures: North Harbour Vs Canterbury 27/8 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00252.htm


    David Swanson At Camp Casey

    - I came to Crawford today, and it's a little different from DC in several ways, but mostly it's hotter. I've been to both Camp Caseys, and am blogging this from the cool of the Crawford Peace House. At Camp Casey 1, I went across the road and talked ... See... David Swanson Blogs From Camp Casey, Crawford TX [1] MORE:

  • Ramzy Baroud - The Power of The Ordinary [2]
  • Sheila Samples - Suddenly, This Summer... [3]
  • Between The Lines - Between the Lines: Interview with Celeste Zappala [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00257.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00235.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00206.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00203.htm


    Brown, Ming Mok, Slack, Reid & Tibby Address The Public

    - So the Maori Trustee Office enjoys a reprieve, apparently. In yesterday's Herald lead story, which was presumably based on somebody's actual statement, the trustee's office was one of those over which Don Brash's "knife" was said to be hovering... See... Public Address 30/08/05 - Five New Posts [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00260.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • UQ Wire - LA Times - Getting Agnostic About 9/11 [1]
  • Mary Pitt - Why [2]
  • W. David Jenkins III - The Conservative Meltdown [3]
  • R Taylor - My Solidarity To Nepal and Its People [4]
  • Pralhad KC - Peace A Chance And Nepal [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00258.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00256.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00255.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00254.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00253.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)


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    Labour Says National Under-Calculated Ed Costs

    - The cost of National's destructive policy of forcing schools into bulk funding is grossly underestimated and would lead to experienced teachers being forced from classrooms if National were ever elected, Education Minister Trevor Mallard warned parents today. See... Nats underestimate bulk funding cost by millions [1] ALSO:

  • Nats - Mallard can’t make up his mind [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00797.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00799.htm


    Brash Releases Treaty Principles Policy

    - National Party Leader Don Brash has today signaled changes to speed up the Treaty process and treat all New Zealanders on the basis of their need not their race. "There can be no basis for government funding based on race, no basis for separate Maori electorates, no basis for introducing Maori wards in local authority elections, and no obligation for local government to consult Maori in preference to other New Zealanders. I meant every word of the Orewa speech last year, and I stand by those conclusions today. We are one country with many peoples, not two peoples living in some form of partnership," Don Brash said. See... We Are All New Zealanders [1] ALSO:

  • Brash Speech - We Are All New Zealanders [2]
  • Nats - Statutes Containing “Principles” of the Treaty [3]
  • Labour - Nats try to make souffle rise again [4]
  • Labour - Nats try to divert focus from internal problems
  • Green Party - Brash wants to hack Maori heart out of Kiwi body [5]
  • ACT (Preview Speech) - Dump the Treaty or respect it? [6]
  • NZ First - Brash Attack Becoming Unfocused - Peters

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00742.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00745.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00744.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00747.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00740.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00728.htm


    MORE POLITICS HEADLINES:

  • Govt - Rural GP recruitment working for New Zealand [1]
  • Govt - First step towards biofuels [2]
  • United - Smith: Brash gaffe shows need for UF [3]
  • Nats - Greens/Maori Party: different sides of same coin [4]
  • ACT - Zero tolerance means no apologies for punishment [5]
  • ACT - ACT won't apologise for punishment [6]
  • Greens - Anti-Green diatribe is a form of flattery [7]
  • Greens - Be bolder on transport, Helen [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00802.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00794.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00805.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00804.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00801.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00800.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00796.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00795.htm


    POLITICAL COLUMNS:

  • Nats - Gerry In The House [1]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00806.htm

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