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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
A Week Of It: Probes Leaky Nats Extensively
Maori Seats Likely To Go In Any United Future-National Coalition -
ICT Leaders Online Election Forum 2005
STATE OF IT: Brash Seeks Culture Change – Is Resistance Futile?
Lyndon Hood: Roger Kerr Seeks A Refund On A Faulty Tool
SCOOP VIDEO & AUDIO:
Audio and Video: Leaders And Finance Spokespeople Talk About The Economy
RECOMMENDED VIDEO:
RECOMMENDED AUDIO:
Fiji Anti-Homosexual Act Laws Would See HIV Increase

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
SCOOP POLL WATCH:
Clark Cites 'Leaked Memo' When Questioning Nats' ACC Policy
National's Pledge To Teachers: You Will Be $100 million Better Off
Labour Commits To "Well Funded" Health System

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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A Week Of It: Probes Leaky Nats Extensively

Last weekend two Sunday newspapers produced emails revealing National Party leader Don Brash has connections with the hard right of New Zealand's political spectrum. Whilst the Sunday Star-Times contained references and excerpts from screeds of emails from among others Roger Douglas, Roger Kerr and Listener columnist David Young (Former PR man for the Business Round Table) the Herald on Sunday seemed only capable of obtaining one solitary leaked email. See... A Week Of It: Brash's Leaking Office Special Ed. [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00013.htm


POLL WATCH:

Scoop Pollwatch - Herald-Digipoll: Lab 43, Nat 39 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00011.htm


NZ LEAD:

Maori Seats Likely To Go In Any United Future-National Coalition -

Earlier this week United Future's leader Peter Dunne took the time to explain to Scoop what his parties bottom lines will be in post election coalition talks. Whilst uneasy about National's plans to scrap the Maori seats - should they become the next Government - Mr Dunne explained that keeping the Maori seats was not a bottom line for his party if they enter into a coalition with National. See... Scoop Election Briefing – United Future's Dunne [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00012.htm


ICT Leaders Online Election Forum 2005

- David Cunliffe MP (Labour Party), Maurice Williamson MP (National Party) and Mikaere Curtis (Green Party) were in attendance. They faced questions from a panel of journalists (Paul Brislen, IDG / Computerworld; and Kate McLaughlin, National Business Review) on where they see the future of this industry, where they want to take it, and why. See... InternetNZ video stream. [1] CDHB Releases Legionnaires Water Cooling Tower Results [2] Auckland Airport Corrects Rod Donald Error [3] Stats Show Kiwis Keen To Save More [4] 5% Pay Increase For IHC Workers [5] National Climate Summary – August 2005 [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0508/S00077.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0509/S00012.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0509/S00026.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0509/S00030.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0509/S00008.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0509/S00003.htm


SCOOP REPORTS:

STATE OF IT: Brash Seeks Culture Change – Is Resistance Futile?

Selwyn Manning writes that as is often the case introductions to concepts of culture-change arrive through fictitious means. Star Trek’s most creepy creation, The Borg, began: "This is the Borg Collective. Prepare to be assimilated. We will add your biological and technological distinctives to our own. You will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile." But should National’s plans to scrap the seven Maori electorates, render the Treaty Of Waitangi irrelevant, and attempt to assimilate all peoples unto the ‘mainstream’ be considered hypothetical? Definitely not. See… Is Resistance Futile? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00264.htm


Lyndon Hood: Roger Kerr Seeks A Refund On A Faulty Tool

- (Satire)To: support@ national.org.nz / From: Roger Kerr / Subject: national party leadership - Some time ago I purchased a new National Party Leader(TM). At first it was barely rating as well as the one I upgraded from. Then I spoke to a friend about it and he suggested installing a race card - that worked a treat. See... Lyndon Hood: Not The Sharpest Tool In The Box [1] Lyndon Hood: Finance Briefs [2] Lyndon Hood: The Race for the Sub-4-Minute U-Turn [3] Auckland, The Bloody Ballet Is Back [4] Post Pre-EFU The Tax Cut Competition Heats Up [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00263.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00213.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00129.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00127.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00125.htm


SCOOP VIDEO & AUDIO:

Audio and Video: Leaders And Finance Spokespeople Talk About The Economy

- Michael Cullen, John Key, Winston Peters, Rodney Hide, Rod Donald, Gordon Copeland had 5 minutes each to answer the following questions on tax, government spending and free trade. See... Five Party Leaders Quizzed On Progress [1] Six Finance MPs Quizzed On The Economy [2] Election Briefing - Alastair Thompson IVs John Key [3] Election Briefing - Kevin List IVs Dr Wayne Mapp [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00192.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00191.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00188.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00189.htm


RECOMMENDED VIDEO:

Click
here for Scoop Audio. [1] SCOOP VIDEO: Former Australian Intelligence Officer Warns Of Rising Threat. [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00217.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00217.htm


RECOMMENDED AUDIO:

Click
here for Scoop Audio. [1] SCOOP AUDIO: Alastair Thompson on 95bFM (Talks about Don Brash’s office having an apparent mole.) [2] Click
here for Scoop Audio. [3] SCOOP AUDIO: Selwyn Manning on Adelaide Radio with Lisa Leong (Talks about Don Brash’s office having an apparent mole.) [4] Click
here for Scoop Audio. [5] SCOOP AUDIO: Kevin List on Radio Active (Talks about newspaper coverage of Don Brash’s email & fax leaks.) [6] Click
here for Scoop Audio. [7] SCOOP AUDIO: Scoop on RadioLive's media pack with Selwyn Manning, David Slack, Willie Jackson and Mitch Harris. [8] Click here for Scoop's Audio and Video page [9]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00008.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00008.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00002.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00002.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00001.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00001.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00225.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00225.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/features/auckland.html


Fiji Anti-Homosexual Act Laws Would See HIV Increase

- Suppression of sexual minorities “contrary to good public health practice” A call to criminalise homosexual sex in Fiji will endanger public health and foster the spread of HIV/AIDS, the New Zealand AIDS Foundation says. The Foundation has expressed deep concern at the likely public health impact of a proposal by the Fijian Methodist Church for a mass march to pressure their Government to criminalise gay and lesbian sex, after a Fijian high court judge ruled that consensual gay sex in private was protected by the country’s constitution and was not illegal. See... Suppression of sexual minorities bad practice [1] Scoop InvestigationScoop: Time Runs Out On South Pacific HIV/AIDS Crisis


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00031.htm


MORE WORLD NEWS HEADLINES:

March in Washington DC on Saturday, Sept 24 [1] Internat'l Campaign Against Sharia Court in Canada [2] Political Fallout From Nuclear Waste In Darwin [3] Pakistan India agree to release prisoners [4] NATO on the stampede deaths in Iraq [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00033.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00032.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00030.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00026.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00023.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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SCOOP POLL WATCH:

Mâori Television TNS Poll – Tainui Electorate [1] Mâori TV TNS Poll – Sharples Ahead Of Tamihere [2] One News Colmar Brunton Poll - Lab 43%, Nat 40% [3] BRC-SST poll - Nats 43, Lab 37 post Nat tax cuts [4] Herald Digipoll - Labour: 45%, National: 36% [5] Scoop Poll Watch: UMR Insight/NBR Lab: 42 Nat: 33 [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00282.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0508/S00365.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00229.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00228.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00218.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00215.htm


Clark Cites 'Leaked Memo' When Questioning Nats' ACC Policy

- Helen Clark today challenged the National Party to say how much of Dr Brash’s $3.5 million war chest target came from the insurance industry. “A leaked memo from the Insurance Council to its members makes it clear that details of National’s policy to privatise ACC have been deliberately withheld from the public after consultation with the Insurance Council. “National’s policy opens up to the insurance industry ACC’s levy business of more than $2 billion. That’s all the ACC’s levy business except the non-earner account," Helen Clark said. See... How much did National get for its ACC policy? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00007.htm


National's Pledge To Teachers: You Will Be $100 million Better Off

- Teachers will benefit by $100 million a year once National's lower taxes are in place. A trip to www.taxcut.co.nz compares the Labour and National packages. A small number of middle income families are better off with Labour's package, and every other working New Zealand is better off with National's package. National's package includes most of Labour's Working for Families payments as well as changes to rates and thresholds. See... $100 Million Tax Cut for Teachers [1] National wants Plain English reporting in schools [2] Where will Nats slash education funding? [3] National adopts B'ness Roundtable education plan [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00003.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00826.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00834.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00832.htm


Labour Commits To "Well Funded" Health System

- Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that the spending cuts planned by National to finance tax cuts would do serious damage to the public health system, if it ever got into power. See... National's threat to public health services [1] Labour commitment to well funded public health [2] More Agencies Embrace Positive Ageing [3] National draws on Labour rural health initiatives [4] Happy end to airport fiasco [5] Multimedia manifesto pushes boundaries [6] Maori Party Seeks Support For Maori Seats [7] ACT Throws Support Behind Bob The Builder [8] Re-elect ACT to get rid of cotton wool law [9] Dyson must take responsibility for CYF failings [10] Beehive Bulletin 2 September 2005 [11] What's Going wONg? [12]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00017.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00016.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00067.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00066.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00072.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00062.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00071.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00069.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00059.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00063.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00061.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00058.htm

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