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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS:
Scoop Audio: Prime Minister Will ACT On Phillip Field Issue
Scoop Images: Labour And Greens Meet & Greet
Vic Student Magazine Gagged By VC
Apologetic Broadcaster Will Be Back On Telly In 2006 -
Mighty Hydraulic Power Comes To Rescue Of Lifeguard's House -
Critic Wins Top NZ Student Magazine Award
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MORE SCOOP REPORTS:
Foreign Affairs Combs Bali Hospitals After Bomb Blast
Letter From Gaza - Yasser Abu Moailek Reports Tensions Remain High
MORE WORLD NEWS HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
U.S. Soldiers Trade Images Of Iraqi Dead For Pornography
Public Address from Russell Brown Is In
Former Confidence And Supply Buddy Gleefully Predicts Labour's Downfall -
Keith Rankin's MMP Files: Why The Right Favours FPP Over MMP
POLITICAL NEWSLETTERS:

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics):
Scoop News: Taito Phillip Field Issues Denial Over Allegations
28,000 Families Get Extra Help From Monday
Research Shows Rod Definitely Not Spared In NZ -
Community Work For Brothel Owner Who Hired 14 Year Old Girl Slammed By Advocacy Group -
Greens Say Carbon Emissions From Marsden B Will Cost NZ
Greens Show Sustainable Business-Friendly Face
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Scoop Audio: Prime Minister Will ACT On Phillip Field Issue

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Helen Clark, post-cabinet presser.Prime Minister Helen Clark said today [1] that she would soon decide whether Mangere MP Phillip Field will be apart of a new Cabinet if an inquiry led by QC Noel Ingram is not concluded by tomorrow (Tuesday). The matter would go before the Labour Caucus should Mr Field seek re-election to Cabinet. Helen Clark also discussed the latest on the Bali Bombing and expanded on Post special-vote-coalition negotiations that have began in earnest today. See... Scoop Audio: PM's Press Conference 3 Oct. 2005 [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00035.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00035.htm


Scoop Images: Labour And Greens Meet & Greet

- At 3.50pm today the Green Co-Leaders Rod Donald and Jeanette Fitzsimons held a brief photo call with Prime Minister Helen Clark and Deputy Labour Party Leader Michael Cullen prior to the beginning of coalition and government formation talks. At her earlier Press Conference Prime Minister Helen Clark said nothing should be read into the order in which she would be meeting with the five minor party leadership teams. The order was simply a function of when people were available. See... Images: Greens Meet Labour For Coalition Talks [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00036.htm


Vic Student Magazine Gagged By VC

- Salient, Victoria University's weekly student magazine, will not be distributed today because of a High Court injunction obtained by the University's Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Pat Walsh.The injunction pertains to a news article that uses information gathered from leaked university documents. Salient intends to fight the injunction, says Editor Emily Braunstein. See… Student Magazine Injuncted By Vice-Chancellor [1] ALSO:

  • Scoop Link - Critic On Victoria Uni Fee Hikes [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0510/S00005.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00026.htm


    Apologetic Broadcaster Will Be Back On Telly In 2006 -

    Broadcaster Julian Wilcox has tendered an apology to Maori Television and to the public for his actions surrounding a media story that brought disrepute to Maori Television. Mr Wilcox was dismissed by Maori Television last week after Mr Wilcox contributed to providing information to other media, which led to negative stories being broadcast and published.See... Public Apology From Julian Wilcox [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0510/S00020.htm


    Mighty Hydraulic Power Comes To Rescue Of Lifeguard's House -

    The Muriwai Lifeguard Service tower was today rescued off the rugged Auckland west coast beach by New Zealand Crane Hire after surf and wind had eroded the dunes it was built on. The 220 tonne Grove crane, the biggest in New Zealand Crane Hire’s fleet, swung the tower around over the dunes into the carpark of the Muriwai Lifeguard Service. See... Crane Hire rescues Muriwai Lifeguard tower [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0510/S00019.htm


    Critic Wins Top NZ Student Magazine Award

    - Critic, the much-talked about Otago University student magazine, was named the best publication by a panel of media experts at the annual Aotearoa Student Press Association awards, held in Auckland on Saturday in association with the NZ Listener. With thanks to Critic for the use of its image of Holly Walker. See... ASPA Awards: Critic named Best Student Publication [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0510/S00004.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Staffing Levels In Aged Care Below Guidelines [1]
  • Looming Flea Plague: Serious Suffering Ahead [2]
  • Auckland Concert For Burmese Refugees [3]
  • Collapse In Business Investor Numbers [4]
  • Chamber Music New Zealand Reveals 2006 Artists [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0510/S00005.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0510/S00004.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00012.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0510/S00021.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0510/S00003.htm


    SCOOP REPORTS:

    Scoop Image: Helen
Clark and husband Peter Davis on Election Night Sept 17
2005.Scoop News: Labour Holds 50 Seats National Loses One Down To 48 The Chief Electoral Officer [1] has released the final election results that confirm Labour is the party with the most votes and takes 50 MPs into the new Parliament. National loses one MP achieving a final election result with 48 MPs in its caucus. Parliament’s overhang reduces to 121 MPs in total. All electorate candidates leading on election night have been confirmed as winning their seats. Turnout was 80.92% (2002 - 76.98%). It is expected that Labour leader Helen Clark will pull together a minority government coalition with Jim Anderton’s Progressive Party and seek a working understanding with New Zealand First, the Maori Party, and the Green Party. See... National Party Loses One Seat Rest Remain The Same [2] ALSO: Click
here for Scoop Audio. [3] SCOOP AUDIO: National leader Don Brash (Concession speech/press gallery questions.) [4]

  • Electoral Office - NZ General Election 2005 - Official Results [5]
  • Elections NZ - Full Results [6]
  • Labour - PM welcomes official election results [7]
  • National - Brash: Notes On 2005 Final Election Result [8]
  • Green Party - Greens Disappointed To Lose Nandor [9]
  • Maori Party - Post-election Consultation Hui Details [10]
  • Scoop Video - Election05 Helen Clark’s Speech @ Labour HQ
  • Scoop Video - Helen Clark Post-Election Press Conference

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00001.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00001.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00002.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00002.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00001.htm
    [6] - http://www.electionresults.govt.nz/partystatus.html
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00001.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00002.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00003.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00505.htm


    Foreign Affairs Combs Bali Hospitals After Bomb Blast

    - At least three bombs exploded in Bali at 8.00pm local time on 1 October, at Kuta and Jimbaran. Several deaths and injuries have occurred. At this stage there are no reports of New Zealand casualties. New Zealand Embassy staff from Jakarta, now in Bali, are continuing to check hospitals for casualties. New Zealanders concerned about family and friends in Kuta and Jimbaran should try to contact them directly, in the first instance. Communications, however, remain difficult. See... Bali Explosions - 2 October 2005 Update 11am [1] ALSO:

  • Prime Minister - NZ condemns Bali bombings [2]
  • MFAT Update - One Kiwi Injured In Bali Bombing [3]
  • ADF - Australia Defence Support To Victims in Bali [4]
  • United Nations - Annan Says Bali Bombers Must Face Justice [5]
  • House Of Travel - Details of Bali Customers [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00002.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00004.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00013.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00002.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00003.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0510/S00001.htm


    Letter From Gaza - Yasser Abu Moailek Reports Tensions Remain High

    - It all started with an explosion on September 23, at a military rally for the militant Palestinian movement Hamas - its last before declaring an end to all weapon displays in the streets of Gaza. The rally, which included thousands of Hamas members and supporters, was in progress at the packed Jabaliya refugee camp when an explosion shook the place and sent a large pillar of smoke in the air. See... By Yasser Abu Moailek's Letter From Gaza [1] ALSO: Uri Avnery column 'The Gladiators' [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00005.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00004.htm


    MORE WORLD NEWS HEADLINES:

  • U.S. Says U.N. Has Taken First Step in Reform [1]
  • Interpol expands activities: fight terrorism [2]
  • Nepal Army Officers Avoid Jail for Torture, Murder [3]
  • EU considers lifting ban on UK cattle and beef [4]
  • UN: Kosovo, attempt on police commander's life [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00575.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00566.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00563.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00561.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00555.htm


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    SCOOP COLUMNS


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    U.S. Soldiers Trade Images Of Iraqi Dead For Pornography -

    Scoop contributor Richard Ehrlich reports that U.S. troops in Iraq have traded hundreds of images of mutilated corpses in exchange for free online pornography. The owner of the pornography website justifies the trade citing ideals of freedom of expression. The Pentagon is investigating. But what does this practice really reveal about what is happening in Iraq? Scoop Editor’s note: content will likely offend. See... U.S. Soldiers Trade Images Of Iraqi Dead For Porn [1] BACKGROUND:

  • Soldier Found Guilty of Abu Ghraib Prisoner Abuse [2]
  • Scoop's Iraq War Images Feature [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00389.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00534.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/features/warimages.html


    Public Address from Russell Brown Is In

    - Simon Pound conducted an excellent interview [1] on The Wire with National Party historian Barry Gustafson, regarding the moderate pushback within the party: NATFORT and all that. Gustafson's view is that the ideas on Maori and immigrants that National took into this year's election were the work of the "radical right" and that true conservatives would be far more circumspect. See... PUBLIC ADDRESS - Traditional and Pragmatic [2]


    [1] - http://95bfm.com/assets/sm/3590/3/Gustafson.mp3
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00395.htm


    Former Confidence And Supply Buddy Gleefully Predicts Labour's Downfall -

    My prediction: - given the tightness of the outcome - this was a good election for National to lose. Helen Clark may be a lot of things but she's no fool. She will do whatever it takes to cobble a third term and secure her place in Labour history (or should that be Labour herstory?). I think we will have an election within eighteen months and, providing National doesn't do anything foolish, Don Brash will be crowned Prime Minister. A new chapter in our political history will then begin. See... The landscape of politics [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0509/S00290.htm


    MMP Files (3): Why The Right Favours FPP Over MMP

    - In Part 3 of his MMP Files series, economist and social commentator Keith Rankin explores why National Party supporters prefer FPP. From 1954-1993 National clearly benefited from FPP, forming most governments, including three with less than 40% of the vote. While National never got a majority of the vote in this period, in 1990 it would have gained 50% of the seats in an MMP election. See... The MMP Files [3]: Elections Past and Future [1] ALSO:

  • Returning To Parliament Through The Back Door [2]
  • MMP Files (1) - What Would FPP and Other Voting Systems Have Delivered On Sept 17?

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00376.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00373.htm


    POLITICAL NEWSLETTERS:

    Transtasman Political Letter – 29 Sept. Digest [1] Molesworth & Featherston (Weekend) – 30 Sept. 2005 [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00018.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00019.htm

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    Scoop News: Taito Phillip Field Issues Denial Over Allegations

    - Investigations into alleged impropriety by Labour Cabinet Minister, Taito Phillip Field, have been widened after fresh allegations surfaced. The claims have seen Mr Field issue a statement denying wrong. An Onehunga family has come forward claiming Field purchased their home for $259,000. Phillip Field is reported as having later sold the home for $395,000. Television New Zealand has reported that an anonymous Auckland man claims Field wrote a letter supporting a work permit for a 46-year-old man who later painted three of Field's houses. See... Investigations Into Field's Conduct Force Denial [1] ALSO:

  • Statement By Taito Phillip Field Re: Allegations [2]
  • Phillip Field Statement On Ministerial Inquiry [3]
  • Images: Signed Statements Supporting Phillip Field [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00384.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00497.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00498.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00499.htm


    28,000 Families Get Extra Help From Monday

    - Around 28,000 families will be eligible for extra help with child care costs from Monday, Social Development and Employment Minister Steve Maharey said today. Subsidies for childcare and OSCAR (Out of School Care and Recreation) providers are set to increase by ten percent from 3 October, as part of the continued roll-out of the Working for Families package. The increase is on top of a ten percent boost and a widening of eligibility in October last year. See... More affordable childcare from Monday [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00508.htm


    Research Shows Rod Definitely Not Spared In NZ -

    A new study into children’s perspectives on family discipline sends a strong message to parents that physical punishment does not work. The research, conducted by child advocate Terry Dobbs and commissioned by Save The Children New Zealand, shows an alarming rate of physical punishment used in ordinary Kiwi families. See... Kids Say Physical Discipline Doesn’t Work [1] ALSO:

  • Green Party - Children's perspective essential to Sec 59 debate [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0509/S00280.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00495.htm


    Community Work For Brothel Owner Who Hired 14 Year Old Girl Slammed By Advocacy Group -

    Yesterday’s decision by the Wellington District Court, to hand out a meagre 300 hours community work to a woman who sold two girls aged 14 and 17 years of age for sex, was extremely disappointing says one group working to end the sexual exploitation of children and youth. Judge John Walker sentenced the former Wellington brothel owner to community work on two charges of entering into an arrangement for commercial sex and two of facilitating commercial sex with two girls under 18. The Judge also granted the woman name suppression. See... Sentence For Brothel Owner Manifestly Inadequate [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0509/S00279.htm


    Greens Say Carbon Emissions From Marsden B Will Cost NZ

    - Independent commissioners yesterday granted initial resource consent, with a number of strict conditions, for Mighty River Power to re-commission the mothballed power station near Whangarei. But the Green Party says firing up Marsden B on coal will make it even more difficult to reduce New Zealand's carbon emissions and the $500 million Kyoto deficit they are projected to cost, Green Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons says. See... Marsden B will make $500m Kyoto deficit harder [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00491.htm


    Greens Show Sustainable Business-Friendly Face

    - The Green Party has welcomed a report published today by the Business Council for Sustainable Development that calls for a long-term energy strategy for New Zealand. "It is good to see business endorsing the need for governments to plan, because energy markets cannot respond fast enough to the changes we are facing," Greens Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons says. See... Greens Welcome Sustainable Business Proposals [1]
    ALSO:

  • Scoop News - NZBCSD Issues Its Energy To 2050 Report [2]
  • Kyoto Forest Owners - Greens Urged To Fight Global Warming With Market [3]
  • Solid Energy - SE supports call for more technology investment
  • Gas Association - Energy = Product = Wealth [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00486.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00371.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0509/S00400.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0509/S00387.htm


    MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES:

  • ACT's Inside ViewThe Letter [1]
  • National - Tax cuts even more affordable – and vital [2]
  • NZ First - Helen Clark and Winston Peters meet [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00488.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00484.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00464.htm

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