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Scoop: Top Scoops ** ELECTION EVE SPECIAL **

Scoop: Top Scoops ** ELECTION EVE SPECIAL **

TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS:
SLUDGE: POLLS PUNDITS & CONSULTANTS - Selwyn Manning: Informed Choice & Unfinished Business
ELECTION BRIEFINGS - SCOOP TALKS TO THE PLAYERS
Labour Says Nats Keeping Its Health Policy Secret
The Moral Agenda Behind The Exclusive Brethren's Campaign
Poll Clash
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
World Bank's Wolfowitz Urges Developed Nations To Increase AID
MORE WORLD NEWS HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Jon Johansson Digs Deep Into MMP Strategy
Jason Leopold: Invasion Of The Hurricane Body Snatchers
MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics):
Horomia Mystified By Maori Party's Latest Comments On Coalition Partners -
ACT Poll Has Hide Leading In Epsom
Tamihere Accuses Maori Party Of Kidnapping
MORE POLITICS HEADLINES:

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SLUDGE: POLLS PUNDITS & CONSULTANTS - Selwyn Manning: Informed Choice & Unfinished Business

Helen Clark and Don Brash STATE OF IT by Selwyn Manning - Unfinished business: that's the feeling that remains as this election campaign comes to a close. Unfinished from a media point of view in that proper and in-depth analysis of National and Labour's social policy has yet to be concluded. Unfinished, in that Labour's brand of third-way government has not yet been fully tested. Unfinished too in that the polls show people have largely not made up their minds. And unfinished, in that National is again presenting policy that lingers from the 1990s that it suggests had not been embedded once and for all in the New Zealand lifestyle. See... Election Campaign Reporting & Unfinished Business [1] A FEAST OF ELECTION EVE COMMENT:

  • C.D. Sludge - #169 – Polls, Pundits & Consultants [2]
  • Lyndon Hood - (Satire) Under Bee Hive [3]
  • No Right Turn - Party Vote - Left [4]
  • Russell Brown et al. - Anything Could Happen [5]
  • Rankin - Needed: Tax Cuts But Not National's Other Policies [6]
  • The Tipsheets - Molesworth & Featherston [7] - Transtasman [8]
  • & For a bit of a laugh… Culture Jamming: Election Night Drinking Game [9]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00254.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00256.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00212.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00248.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00251.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00250.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00257.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00244.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00255.htm


    ELECTION BRIEFINGS - SCOOP TALKS TO THE PLAYERS

    Thrill Seeking Voters Ready To Play Election Russian Roulette - [1] Just before the election A Week of It thought it worthwhile to leave the funny stuff (or at least attempts at funny stuff) and furnish the public with a transcript of an interview with Winston Peters – conducted earlier this week. Mr Peters appeals to the gambler in voters – the sorta person that likes a loaded .357 magnum pointed at their head – the question is – 'do you feel lucky punk – well do ya'? See... A Week of It: Winston Peters IV Transcript [2] MORE SCOOP ELECTION BREIFINGS:

  • Scoop Video: Selwyn Manning Interviews Matt Robson [3]
  • NZ First's Winston Peters [4]
  • Getting Things Crystal On Coalitions With Winston Peters [5]
  • Prime Minister Helen Clark [6] & Transcript [7]
  • United Future's Peter Dunne
  • An Election Briefing From Rod Donald [8]
  • National's Finance Spokesman John Key [9]
  • National's Employment Spokesman Wayne Mapp [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00261.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00261.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00230.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00209.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00210.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00191.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00213.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00110.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00188.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00189.htm


    Labour Says Nats Keeping Its Health Policy Secret

    - Don Brash must immediately release National's detailed health policy that Paul Hutchinson has admitted the party is keeping secret says Cabinet Minister Pete Hodgson. "We go to the polls tomorrow and now National's health spokesperson Paul Hutchinson has divulged that the party is deliberately keeping the full details of its health policy secret," said Pete Hodgson. Hutchinson admitted the strategy of deliberate deception in an email to the GiveLife organisation in which he said: " The strategy team has preferred we do not publish a detailed policy." See... National admit real health policy kept secret [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00451.htm


    The Moral Agenda Behind The Exclusive Brethren's Campaign

    - Scoop Investigates: Don, Civil Unions & The Exclusive Brethren - Last year Dr Don Brash after careful consideration of select committee submissions on the Civil Union Bill changed his mind on supporting the controversial legislation. Among the submitters on the Civil Union Bill are the names of three of the "secret seven" Exclusive Brethren who over the past few weeks have distributed hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of pamphlets attacking the current Labour Government and the Green Party. See... Don Brash, Civil Unions & The Exclusive Brethren [1] ALSO:

  • Progressive Party - Anderton Wants Answers Over Dirty Tricks Campaign [2]
  • One Last Shot for the Exclusive Brethren [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00237.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00454.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00253.htm


    Poll Clash

    - TV polls released this evening at 6pm on the two major TV networks signal two different outcomes for the election on Saturday. TV3/TNS says its Labour in the lead, TVNZ/Colmar Brunton says its National. See full details here… See... Poll Clash: TVNZ Say National, TV3 Say Labour [1] . See full details here…Pollwatch: TV3/TNS Lab. 40.5% National 38.7% [2] & here… Poll Watch: TV One Colmar Brunton - Nat 43, Lab 37 [3] ALSO: Poll Watch: Herald Digipoll: Lab 44.6%, Nat 37.4% [4] For complete poll coverage see… ELECTION '05 – POLL WATCH


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00240.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00238.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00239.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00243.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Destiny NZ Leader Thwarts Knife Attack [1]
  • Trademe Punters Pick National To Win 45% Of Party Vote [2]
  • New Zealand Signs Treaty Against Nuclear Terrorism [3]
  • New Zealand Technology Company Takes On World [4]
  • Doco: Chance To Be In Same Boat As Tampa Refugees [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0509/S00213.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0509/S00212.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00449.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0509/S00238.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0509/S00119.htm


    World Bank's Wolfowitz Urges Developed Nations To Increase AID

    - United Nations - World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz says that to reduce poverty developed nations must fulfill their promise of increased aid while developing nations improve their economic and trade performance. See... Wolfowitz Calls for Action to End Global Poverty [1] ALSO:

  • UN: World Must Act To Alleviate Crippling Debt [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00283.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00300.htm


    MORE WORLD NEWS HEADLINES:

  • Taliban Murders Seven In Afghanistan [1]
  • China Issues More Aid for Developing Countries: Hu [2]
  • Howard Holds Summit With Australia’s Muslim Community [3]
  • Oxfam welcomes historic anti-genocide move by UN [4]
  • U.S. Says Romanian Adoption Policy A Human Rights Issue [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00298.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00291.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00290.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00288.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00278.htm

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    SCOOP COLUMNS


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    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] EARLIER SCOOP ELECTION COMMENT:

  • Merge Magazine Kawther Hamdi: The Freedom We Take for Granted [3]
  • David Haywood - The Opposite of Cold Showers [4]
  • Russell Brown et al… - Public Address 15/9 - The Opposite Of Cold Showers [5] , Hitching Sinners [6]
  • Keith Rankin - Keith Rankin: The Politics of Generation [7]
  • No Right Turn - Energy - Labour Chooses The Green Path [8]
  • Nadja Embacher - Nadja Embacher: Will Faith Move Mountains? [9]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00211.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00184.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00249.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00229.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00226.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00206.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00227.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00204.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00203.htm


    Jason Leopold: Invasion Of The Hurricane Body Snatchers

    - A funeral services company which recently learned that one of its subsidiaries is negotiating a lucrative contract with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to remove dead bodies in areas ravaged by Hurricane Katrina, paid $100 million to settle ... See... FEMA Katrina Funeral Contractor Desecrated Corpses [1] MORE HURRICANE COVERAGE:

  • Bill Berkowitz - Berkowitz: Katrina Unleashes Corporate Vultures [2]
  • Eyewitness Account - Hurricane Katrina-Our Experience [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00234.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00222.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00247.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Ramzy Baroud - Ramzy Baroud: Perils of Normalization With Israel [1]
  • Greg Palast - Galloway Vs Hitchens; Progressives Vs Ourselves [2]
  • Martin LeFevre - Taking the Larger and Longer View [3]
  • Berkowitz - Berkowitz: Team Bush's African American Conundrum [4]
  • Krishna Singh Bam - K. Singh Bam: A Nepalese Kerensky In The Making? [5]
  • John Chuckman - Chuckman Cartoon: DC Prepares For Ophelia [6]
  • Bernard Weiner - GOP Heavies Work the "O.J. Dodge" (Satire) [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00225.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00224.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00246.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00245.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00221.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00220.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00219.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)


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    Horomia Mystified By Maori Party's Latest Comments On Coalition Partners -

    Parekura Horomia has called for the Maori Party to come clean on its real agenda after listening to comments from the Maori Party President this morning on National Radio. "What was indicated that if National is not successful in getting majority then they will be waiting for the National Party to have talks with them. See... Taxi for Hire [1] ALSO:

  • Tamihere - Maori Party confirm it’ll support National [2]
  • Progressive Party - Progressive Party Votes Needed For Insurance [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00441.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00444.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0509/S00211.htm


    ACT Poll Has Hide Leading In Epsom

    - ACT Leader and Epsom candidate Rodney Hide today said he was pleased but not surprised by the result of a Morgan poll that shows him leading in the race for the battleground seat. See… ACT - Hide leading in Epsom - Roy Morgan poll ALSO:

  • ACT - Roy Morgan poll puts Hide ahead
  • Awesome Kiwi - Rodney Hide Leading In Epsom
  • Progressive - Anderton asks overseas caller Rod Hide to phone again [1]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00426.htm


    Tamihere Accuses Maori Party Of Kidnapping

    - Tamaki Makaurau MP John Tamihere is calling on Pita Sharples to apologise for mistreating one of Mr Tamihere’s campaign workers. “The 16 year old campaign worker was repairing my damaged placards and hoarding on Wednesday night. In an act I do not condone, he was also attaching ‘Vote Tamihere’ stickers to Maori Party hoardings. “However, the treatment meted out to the youth, when discovered by members of Dr Sharples’ campaign team, were completely out of proportion. He alleges he was threatened, assaulted and kidnapped before being forced to make a statement on video. See... Tamihere shocked at Sharples’ methods [1] MORE:

  • The Maori Party - Tired of Dirty Politics says Tariana Turia [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00423.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00431.htm


    MORE POLITICS HEADLINES:

  • Govt - New project to better understand tourist's needs [1]
  • Govt - Honorary Consul Appointed in Paraguay [2]
  • Govt - New Zealand signs treaty against nuclear terrorism [3]
  • Labour - Who's left in Don's mainstream? [4]
  • Labour - Maori Party confirm it’ll support National [5]
  • Labour - Taxi for Hire [6]
  • Progressives - Anderton Wants Answers Over Dirty Tricks Campaign [7]
  • Progressives - Salvation Army alcohol treatment work gets funding [8]
  • Greens - Greens virtually win election [9]
  • NZ First - New Zealand First's 15 Fundamental Principles [10]
  • Nats - Visa-gate: Field’s conflict of interest [11]
  • United - Dunne on Peters: ‘Can we trust him? No, we can’t!’ [12]
  • POLITICAL COLUMNS:
  • Nats - Gerry In The House September 16 2005 [13]
  • Nats - The Mapp Report 16 September 2005 [14]
  • Click Here For More Politics Raw News… Scoop's Parliament Wire. [15]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00439.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00450.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00449.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00445.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00444.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00441.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00454.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00453.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00447.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00452.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00440.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00438.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00448.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00436.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/news/parliament.html

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