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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS:
Scoop Report: Stalking The Talkers
RECOMMENDED AUDIO:
PM Keen On Peters
NZ Unions Support Aussie Cobbers Fighting New Legislation On The Waterfront -
Kiwi Blood Flows In Wake Of French Cyclist
Farmers Look Forward To Healthy Relationship With Greens -
LOOP Recordings Aot(ear)oa is proud to present the release of LOOP Select 007
Impeachment Discussion Not A Waste Of Time - Swanson To Rhodes
Condi Rice Travels To Afghanistan, South & Central Asia
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Russell Brown et Ors. Are In The House
Karl Ferguson Takes A Diesel Volvo SUV For A Spin
Martin LeFevre On Al Gore's Views Of America
Christian Leaders Discuss The Occupation Of Palestine
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POLITICAL NEWSLETTERS:
Green Party Inspires Roger Kerr To Reflect On Economic Ideology -
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Scoop Report: Stalking The Talkers

Kevin List writes… [1] In normal times the media draw a politician to them like iron filings towards a highly powered magnet. However when there's coalition shenanigans to be had many MPs would prefer to weave a little to the left of the limelight. Thankfully, for the masses outside the parliamentary compound, a small, noble and dedicated bunch of media foot-soldiers have dedicated themselves to camping in strategic locations around the Beehive and Bowen House in the pursuit of truth. See... The Hunt Is On For Coalition Constructing MPs [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00167.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00167.htm


RECOMMENDED AUDIO:

Click
here for Scoop Audio. [1] SCOOP AUDIO: Selwyn Manning on Adelaide Radio (discusses coalition announcements looming, survival story of couple rescued from yacht, and Napier Council threatens to shoot cat up palm tree...) [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00166.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00166.htm


PM Keen On Peters

- Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that she and Michael Cullen had met with Winston Peters and his deputy Peter Brown this morning and that the meeting was very constructive. "New Zealand First is a critical part of the arrangements that need to be put in place to ensure stability over the full three year term of this Parliament. Talks are continuing over whether an agreement which includes a positive confidence and supply vote can be achieved," Helen Clark said. See... Helen Clark and Winston Peters meet [1] & Labour and New Zealand First continue talks [2] ALSO:

  • Prime Minister - Address to Victoria School of Government [3]
  • Prime Minister - Speech: Opening of Police Assn Conference [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00055.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00058.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00051.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00054.htm


    NZ Unions Support Aussie Cobbers Fighting New Legislation On The Waterfront -

    Kiwi maritime workers offer international solidarity across the Tasman The Maritime Union of New Zealand says it will support the Maritime Union of Australia and the Australian union movement in their fight to protect the rights of workers. Maritime Union of New Zealand General Secretary Trevor Hanson says the Australian federal Government's plans to attack job standards for workers was experienced in New Zealand during the 1990s. See... NZ maritime workers offer solidarity across Tasman [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00098.htm


    Kiwi Blood Flows In Wake Of French Cyclist

    - Hundreds of New Zealanders have been affected by Frenchman Julien Leblay’s cycle tour of the North Island to increase awareness of the New Zealand Blood Service’s desperate need for blood donors. Covering almost 3000kms, the successful tour ran for a grueling 43 days from 2 September – 12 October 2005. See… Successful Cycle Tour Boosts Blood Donation [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0510/S00042.htm


    Farmers Look Forward To Healthy Relationship With Greens -

    Federated Farmers has cautiously welcomed the appointment of Sue Bradford as the Greens' agriculture and rural affairs spokesperson. "Ms Bradford has a proven record for recognising the special requirements of the self employed and has been their good friend on accident compensation issues," said Charlie Pedersen, President of Federated Farmers of New Zealand. See... Farmers Will Work With Bradford [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0510/S00203.htm


    LOOP Recordings Aot(ear)oa is proud to present the release of LOOP Select 007

    - We Are Here, the latest installment in a series of creative box sets featuring a selection of the most progressive new audio-visual content from Aotearoa, and around the world. Following from the success of last year’s LOOP Select 006: KONO, which achieved Gold status, the call was again put out for creative submissions. Within no time at all LOOP was flooded with inspiring work from all over the country and, after careful consideration, a selection of gems were chosen for We Are Here. See... LOOP Select 007: We Are Here [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0510/S00071.htm


    Impeachment Discussion Not A Waste Of Time - Swanson To Rhodes

    - You were talking today about our poll on impeachment, so Bob Fertik called in to speak with you. But you spent the whole conversation attacking the idea of impeachment, claiming that it couldn't succeed and would therefore make any Democrats who tried ... See... An Open Letter To Randi Rhodes On Impeachment [1] & Poll: Americans Favor Impeachment If Bush Lied [2] RELATED: Rep. Conyers - Members Call On Fitzgerald to Issue Status Report [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00250.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00212.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00245.htm


    Condi Rice Travels To Afghanistan, South & Central Asia

    - QUESTION: Madame Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. First and foremost, I would like to express my sincere thanks and gratitude for saving your precious time to give this exclusive interview for Radio Afghanistan. See... Rice IV With Hanif Sherzad of Radio Afghanistan [1] MORE:

  • Condoleezza Rice With Pakistan Foreign Minister [2]
  • Condoleezza Rice Briefing En Route to Kabul [3]
  • Rice Remarks With Afghan President Hamid Karzai [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00249.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00248.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00247.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00246.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Liberia: Orderly Elections With High Turnout [1]
  • Sudan: UN Reports Continued Tension And Insecurity [2]
  • UN Envoy Urges Iraqi Vote Free from Fear [3]
  • Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie Honoured [4]
  • UN Can Help Nepal’s ‘Grave Human Rights Crisis’ [5]
  • Suspicion of Avian Influenza in Romania and Turkey [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00262.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00259.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00257.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00256.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00255.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00229.htm


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    SCOOP COLUMNS


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    Russell Brown et Ors. Are In The House

    - Looks like we might have a government, and pretty much on schedule: even if it does turn out to be at the cost of a superannuation windfall that might just be affordable now but certainly won't when the baby-boomers start clocking off. For all that some of us fume about Winston Peters, he can (unlike last time around) guarantee his own party's discipline. See... Public Address 13/10/05 - Ins And Outs [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00165.htm


    Karl Ferguson Takes A Diesel Volvo SUV For A Spin

    - With the way fuel prices are going – around the $1.50 a litre mark last time I checked – trying to sell new, large SUV’s in New Zealand could be akin to promoting Iraqi tourism. In other words, very hard work. See... MOTORNET: New Engine = New Life For Solid Swede [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00164.htm


    Martin LeFevre On Al Gore's Views Of America

    - Former Vice-President Al Gore gave a speech recently that ranged from cultural commentary to political philosophy to a prescription for saving American democracy . He covered everything except the real reason he lost to George W. Bush in 2000, and how it relates ... See... Al Gore Explains "America’s Alternate Universe" [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00163.htm


    Christian Leaders Discuss The Occupation Of Palestine

    - Church delegates from five, Christian denominations discussed their church’s positions on Israel’s military occupation of the Palestinian Occupied Territories and divestment. See... Church Delegates Address Occupation and Divestment [1] & for earlier coverage of the conference… Sabeel 2005: Will Justice And Peace Embrace? [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00161.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00139.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Dr. Bikash Thapa - Nepali King Directs EC To Hold Democratic Election [1]
  • Ramzy Baroud - Ramzy Baroud: Real Disengagement Plan Now at Work [2]
  • Green Left Weekly - Bali Bombings: How Can Such Acts Be Stopped? [3]
  • Syed Atiq ul Hassan - Earthquake: An Eye-Opening Disaster [4]
  • Translation by Sol Salbe - But Do Jews Drive Out Arabs? [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00160.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00162.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00159.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00158.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00157.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)


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    POLITICAL NEWSLETTERS:

    Transtasman Political Letter – 13 October Digest [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00168.htm


    Green Party Inspires Roger Kerr To Reflect On Economic Ideology -

    An exchange at the meeting between representatives of the Green Party and the business community in Wellington a fortnight ago stimulated the reflections in this talk. One of the Greens present described support for free trade as an ‘ideological’ position. What did the speaker mean by ideological, I wondered? See... Ideology And Pragmatism In Public Policy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0510/S00183.htm


    MORE POLITICS HEADLINES:

  • NZ Govt - Development Agency supported for strategic research [1]
  • NZ Govt - Anderton: Young Designer Awards 2005 [2]
  • NZ Govt - Anderton: Forestry industry forum [3]
  • NZ Govt - Goff: NZ's international police deployment [4]
  • NZ Govt - Jim Sutton on trade talks [5]
  • National - Justice Ministry should be prosecuted for bungle [6]
  • Progressive Party - Opening of the Eastern BOP economic dev. agency [7]
  • Human Rights Commission - Widening pay gap a concern [8]
  • NZUSA - Women students alarmed at widening gender pay gap [9]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00063.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00062.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00061.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00060.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00059.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00057.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00064.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00100.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00099.htm

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