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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS:
Audio: Where's This Man Going To Sit? Kevin List Interviews Mr Peters
RECOMMENDED AUDIO:
Scoop Audio & Transcript: Alastair Thompson Interviews Helen Clark Jon Johansson Digs Deep Into MMP Strategy
Satire: Twas The Night Before Polling And All Through The House…
Devil In The Detail Or Have Some Parties Blown Their Campaign Budgets? -
SCOOP POLL WATCH:
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Scoop Video: Paul Buchanan To Launch Security/Intel Book
Eyewitness Account: Marooned At The Ritz
Remi Kanazi On The 4th Anniversary Of 911
MORE WORLD NEWS HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Brown Gets Married, Ng Confused & Slack Poetic
MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics):
Key: Treasury Papers Back Nats on Loan Costings
If Mr Dunne And Mr Peters Play Ball National Set To Romp In -
Hobbs Wants To Avoid 90s Nostalgia Trip -
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Audio: Where's This Man Going To Sit? Kevin List Interviews Mr Peters

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Winston Peters. Questions Include: Marc Alexander last week slammed your new coalitions approach as making you a poodle party, how would you feel being the poodle party for the poodle party? See... Scoop Election Briefing: NZ First's Winston Peters [1] Ambiguous? In an effort to ensure that there are no miss-understandings of precisely what New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters means by his stated policy of backing the party which wins the most seats, Scoop's Alastair Thompson questioned Mr Peters on the detail of his intent. See… Audio: Getting Things Crystal On Coalitions With Winston [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00209.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00210.htm


RECOMMENDED AUDIO:

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here for Scoop Audio. [1] SCOOP AUDIO: Kevin List on Wellington's Radio Active(Discusses: Peters interview, Brethren, and what’s shaping for polling day.") [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00215.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00215.htm


Scoop Audio: Alastair Thompson Interviews Helen Clark

Scoop Image: PM
Helen Clark. [1] - Scoop co-editor Alastair Thompson caught up with the Prime Minister Helen Clark in her Beehive office to conduct what will be one of her last in-depth interviews before Saturday's election. Questions include: What are your impressions from around the country about how you have been received? - Social services - Peak Oil - Maori Electorates - Coalition Deals - Foreign Affairs in the Pacific. Click here to listen to Helen Clark's last in-depth interview before polling day. See... Election Briefing: Prime Minister Helen Clark [2] & Transcript: Scoop Interviews PM Helen Clark [3] . See also... Scoop Images: Helen Clark At Canterbury University [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00213.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00191.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00213.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00192.htm


Jon Johansson Digs Deep Into MMP Strategy

- In a few days New Zealanders will go to the polls with our eclectic mix of motivations. Some of us will vote according to the party we identify most strongly with, or against, some of us will vote in self-interest, some will vote with their hearts, some will choose in anger, some in impatience, and others with ambivalence, perhaps even profoundly so given the nature of this desperate campaign. See... Dr Jon Johansson: On Treaty and Race [1] . See also Ross Himona... Te Putatara: Racial Politics [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00211.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00184.htm


Satire: Twas The Night Before Polling And All Through The House…

- It is spring, moonless night in the Parliament Buildings, banner- headline black, the carpetways silent and the scowling grandstanders'- and-liars' chambers breathing night-time down into the breeze-mumbled grounds. And all the people of the lulled and dumbfound House are sleeping now. See... Lyndon Hood: Under Bee Hive [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00212.htm


Devil In The Detail Or Have Some Parties Blown Their Campaign Budgets? -

Kevin List reports that in the 2005 election both the National and Labour parties are likely to push election advertising spending close to its limits. So far as Scoop can determine this is the first time this has happened in a New Zealand General election. However the penalties for a political party blowing their multi-million dollar election advertising budget are paltry. See... Kevin List: The Best NZ Democracy Money Can Buy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00190.htm


SCOOP POLL WATCH:

  • Poll Watch: Fairfax ACNielsen - Nat 43%, Lab 37% [1]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00196.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • QPEC: $8 Billion Debt Educational & Social Failure [1]
  • Will National chop DOC to fund tax cuts? [2]
  • Sony Recalls Certain PlayStation 2 AC Adaptors [3]
  • High Speed Connectivity for Teams on the Move [4]
  • Woosh launches low-cost phone services [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0509/S00045.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0509/S00167.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0509/S00177.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0509/S00026.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0509/S00180.htm


    Scoop Video: Paul Buchanan To Launch Security/Intel Book

    - Scoop co-editor Selwyn Manning reports that former United States security advisor and current Auckland University senior lecturer in politics, Paul Buchanan, is about to launch a book that examines security and intelligence relationships in New Zealand and abroad. Scoop caught up with him for a preview of the book. Paul Buchanan plans to launch the book, titled With Distance Comes Perspective in late September 2005. See… Scoop Video: Security Intelligence Book Launch Looms [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00193.htm


    Eyewitness Account: Marooned At The Ritz

    - Stranded in New Orleans during Katrina, medical professionals set up a treatment center at the Ritz Carlton. by Joseph Pulvirenti, M.D. See... Eyewitness Account: Marooned At The Ritz [1] MORE:

  • William Rivers Pitt - William Rivers Pitt: The Story of Steve [2]
  • Global Research - The "Black Curtain" Around FEMA's Operations [3]
  • Global Research - Reaping the Profits of a Humanitarian Disaster [4]
  • For much more see... COMMENTARY: The Betrayal Of New Orleans (1) [5] & COMMENTARY: The Betrayal Of New Orleans (2) [6]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00205.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00201.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00198.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00197.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00063.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00063.htm


    Remi Kanazi On The 4th Anniversary Of 911

    On September 11th, 4:30 am, the commemoration of America’s loss was just hours away in Manhattan as I stared at the lot where the twin towers had once been. Dozens of camera vans waited roadside for the morning coverage. Just to the right I saw the “tribute in light,” two blue shafts beaming stories high into the sky—the representative of the strength and magnificence of the twin towers. As I imagined the old skyline of my city, I realized something. America hasn’t learned a thing in the last fours years. See... Light and Darkness: America’s Reaction to 9/11 [1] For much more on 9/11 see SCOOP FEATURE: 911 UNANSWERED QUESTIONS


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00207.htm


    MORE WORLD NEWS HEADLINES:

  • China to Build up Strategic Oil Reserves [1]
  • Aus: Conviction of second Embassy Bomber [2] & (2) [3]
  • US Aiming for Statement of Principles: N. Korea [4]
  • Katrina: No Change for US Agricultural Exports [5]
  • Rice Welcomes Growth of Iraqi Political Activity [6]
  • Terrorism Statement in U.N. Document Cited by U.S. [7]
  • Satellite Detects Explosion, Edge of Universe [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00257.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00255.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00254.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00250.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00249.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00248.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00247.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00243.htm

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    SCOOP COLUMNS


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    Brown Gets Married, Ng Confused & Slack Poetic

    - This election has brought me into a mild epistemological crisis. What has really shocked me, after seeing into the hivemind of our polity, is that nobody really knows what's going on. It's not that anyone is particularly incompetent, it's just that ... See... Public Address 14/09/05 - Hitching Sinners [1] MORE FRESH ELECTION '05 COMMENT:

  • No Right Turn - Energy - Labour Chooses The Green Path [2]
  • Nadja Embacher - Nadja Embacher: Will Faith Move Mountains? [3]
  • R.T.Fat - Letter: Spiced Coffee and Cake With Mr Zaoui [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00206.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00204.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00203.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00202.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Kelpie Wilson - Kelpie Wilson: The Hapless Environmentalist [1]
  • Marjorie Cohn - Marjorie Cohn: John Roberts - Umpire or Ideologue? [2]
  • Narconews - 106 Hours of Listening in the Mexican Southeast [3]
  • Ivan Eland - Ivan Eland: Sarai State of Affairs [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00208.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00200.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00199.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00195.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)


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    Key: Treasury Papers Back Nats on Loan Costings

    - National Party Finance spokesman John Key says the Treasury costings released on Labour's last-minute student loans promise confirm National's worst fears. Features of the paper… * Annual operating cost rises to $390m by third year, and to $500m after six years, and by 2019 will be $924m. * Impact on gross debt is a rise of $2.4 billion by third year, rising to $5.1 billion after six years, and rising to over $10 billion after only 11 years. * Overall student debt INCREASES under Labour's policy. See… National - Treasury confirms National's fear on loans Also:

  • Treasury's Student Loan Policy Calculations (pdf). [1]
  • Labour - Student loans policy easily affordable
  • National - Loans deception calculated and deliberate
  • ACT - Labour finished over loans deceit
  • Greens - Students aren't like you, Mr Key
  • And:
  • NZUSA - Student Debt hits $8 billion
  • Te Mana Akonga - Maori student debt skyrockets past $1.5 billion
  • Education Forum - Student loans: the sky's not falling
  • Labour - The real cost of National’s borrowing programme

  • [1] - http://img.scoop.co.nz/media/pdfs/0509/Student_Loans_information.pdf


    If Mr Dunne And Mr Peters Play Ball National Set To Romp In -

    In one of the final polls due before Saturday, the latest Fairfax New Zealand ACNielsen poll, gives National a six-point lead over Labour heading into the final three days of the campaign. Labour has fallen four points in the poll to 37 per cent, while National is down one point to 43%. See... National Is A Step Away From The Treasury Benches [1] ALSO:

  • Poll Watch - Fairfax ACNielsen: Nat 43%, Lab 37%
  • Progressive Party - Anderton Sure NZ First Ready To Support National [2]
  • United Future NZ - Greens the albatross around Clark's neck [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0509/S00176.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00352.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00357.htm


    Hobbs Wants To Avoid 90s Nostalgia Trip -

    National's promise to reduce the Environment Ministry to a policy-only agency would return us to the parlous environmental situation that existed when Labour took office six years ago, Environment Minister Marian Hobbs said today. See... National admits plans to return to the 1990s [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00366.htm


    MORE POLITICS HEADLINES:

  • NZ Govt - $512,000 for news service to the Pacific [1]
  • NZ Govt - HRH The Duke of York to visit New Zealand [2]
  • NZ Govt - Increased focus on paua poachers [3]
  • NZ Govt - Milestone reached with greenhouse gas agreement [4]
  • NZ Govt - The real cost of National’s borrowing programme [5]
  • NZ Govt - Hon Trevor Mallard: Quality in tertiary education [6]
  • Labour - The real cost of National’s borrowing programme [7]
  • Labour - Key wants sick pay, but its your sick pay he wants [8]
  • Labour - $14 million boost for Strengthening Families [9]
  • Labour - Aged care funding a priority for Labour [10]
  • Labour - Milestone reached with greenhouse gas agreement [11]
  • Labour - Sustainable development at the heart of Govt [12]
  • Labour - Labour delivers for older New Zealanders [13]
  • Labour Brash's latest flip flop [14]
  • National - National Reveals Biosecurity Cuts [15]
  • National - A Bledisloe test NZ must win [16]
  • National - Maharey reveals Labour's true agenda [17]
  • National - Labour awash with even more worker taxes [18]
  • National - More questions in Visa-gate [19]
  • Green Party - National would threaten workers' gains [20]
  • ACT - ACT outlines its two bottom lines [21]
  • United Future - An agenda for the next government [22]
  • United Future - Greens the albatross around Clark's neck [23]
  • Progressive Party - Will Brash and Dunne Protect Kids From Predators? [24]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00380.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00378.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00354.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00373.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00370.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00372.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00393.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00386.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00383.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00371.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00367.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00362.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00361.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00360.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00382.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00369.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00368.htm
    [18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00359.htm
    [19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00365.htm
    [20] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00364.htm
    [21] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00377.htm
    [22] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00374.htm
    [23] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00357.htm
    [24] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00392.htm

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