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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS:
Video: Helen Clark Announces Labour-Led Govt
LABOUR AND PARTNER PARTY AGREEMENTS:
REACTION:

Just What Did National Say Regarding the Foreshore And Seabed?
… Meanwhile Thompson, Slack, Brown, Prebble & Molesworth Weigh In
Blueprint For Left Policy Platform To Be Tabled Saturday
TVNZ Apologises for Calling NZ Idol Early
A Week Of It: Fisk Interview, Brethren, Turia Flipflops With Brash -
Robinson To Resign As Police Commissioner
Kiwi's Once Again Climb The Beauty Queen Mountain -
Greenpeace To Appeal Marsden B Decision In Environment Court
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Kiwi With Experience Of Devastation Off To Help In Pakistan -
MORE WORLD NEWS HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Rosalea Barker On San Fran's Newest Talk Show
Judith Miller Comes Clean On Her Conversations With The Bush Admin
Richard S. Ehrlich On Roman Polanski In Thailand
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OTHER NEWS (Just Politics):
POLITICAL NEWSLETTERS:
Government responds to Greenhouse Policy Coalition report
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Video: Helen Clark Announces Labour-Led Govt

Scoop Image:
Helen Clark announces details of her Centre-Right
Government.AUDIO: Clark, Peters & Dunne Winners In Labour-Led Govt Deal [1] - Prime Minister Helen Clark has announced that New Zealand First leader Winston Peters and United Future leader Peter Dunne have been allocated ministerial positions in a Labour-led Government. Labour has successfully negotiated a Centre-Right deal that offers immediate assurance that it can govern with New Zealand First and the United Party having signed confidence and supply agreements. The Progressive Party will be inside a coalition with Labour, and the Green Party has committed to support the government during confidence and supply votes but misses out on having a role inside the executive. See... Audio & Images: PM Clark Govt. Formation Presser [2]

  • Scoop News - Audio & Images: Winston Peters Press Conference [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00216.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00216.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00215.htm


    LABOUR AND PARTNER PARTY AGREEMENTS:

  • Labour - Government Arrangements Announced [1]
  • Labour NZ First Agreement (pdf) [2]
  • Labour United Future Agreement (pdf) [3]
  • Labour Progressive Party coalition agreement (pdf) [4]
  • Labour Greens agreement (pdf) [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00086.htm
    [2] - http://img.scoop.co.nz/media/pdfs/0510/LabourNZF.pdf
    [3] - http://img.scoop.co.nz/media/pdfs/0510/LabourUF.pdf
    [4] - http://img.scoop.co.nz/media/pdfs/0510/LabourProgs.pdf
    [5] - http://img.scoop.co.nz/media/pdfs/0510/green.pdf


    REACTION:

  • Progressive Party - Support for Labour-Prog Govt Welcomed [1]
  • Greens - Greens achieve significant policy gains [2]
  • Maori Party - Maori Party Makes Stand for Independence [3]
  • ACT - Peters and Dunne Betray Voters [4]
  • ACT - Peters "An Insult" For Foreign Affairs [5]
  • Nats - National will hold new government to account [6]
  • Scoop - NEWSFLASH: Govt. Formation Expected At 5pm [7]
  • Scoop - NEWSFLASH: Maori Party Not Supporting National [8]
  • Scoop - Audio: Maori Party Stays Out Of Any Potential Govt [9]
  • Scoop - NEWSFLASH: Govt. Formation Expected At 5pm [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00081.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00082.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00080.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00085.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00084.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00083.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00212.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00211.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00213.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00212.htm


    Just What Did National Say Regarding the Foreshore And Seabed?

    At present there is much heated speculation that National is courting the Maori Party and offering concessions regarding the Foreshore and Seabed legislation - legislation passed with New Zealand First's support in late 2004 - Scoop has taken a trip down memory lane and pulled out some of the choicer quotes made during the passing of this controversial Bill. In May 2004 National leader Don Brash considered the Bill would be a 'poison pill' for Maori that would allow them to 'interfere with the rights of other New Zealanders.' See... Flashback: National And The Seabed and Foreshore [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00209.htm


    … Meanwhile Thompson, Slack, Brown, Prebble & Molesworth Weigh In

    - There you go. I finish a blog explaining why Winston Peters was never going to countenance the cantilevered coalition allegedly offered him by National and the Herald puts it beyond doubt by leading today with the news that New Zealand First party president ... See... Public Address 17/10/05 - The Detail On The Detail [1] MORE:

  • Thompson & Slack - Radio Live's Media Pack – Oct. 16 '05 [2]
  • Molesworth - Molesworth & Featherston (Weekend) – 14 Oct. 2005 [3]
  • Richard Prebble - ACT's The Letter [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00205.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00189.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00191.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00077.htm


    Blueprint For Left Policy Platform To Be Tabled Saturday

    - A conference to establish a national campaign in support of a Workers Charter is being held in Auckland on the Saturday of Labour Weekend – 22nd October. A draft charter has been prepared by a working group which has been meeting over the past few months – the draft is attached with this release. The concept of establishing the Workers Charter and the draft charter itself have already been endorsed by over 200 individuals. The one-day conference will discuss this draft and possible amendments; a national campaign in support of the charter objectives and establishing an organisation to carry it through. See... Workers Charter New Political Developments on Left [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00116.htm


    TVNZ Apologises for Calling NZ Idol Early

    - Despite a congratulatory promotion being accidentally screened this afternoon, voting for NZ Idol is open until 8pm tonight – half an hour into the live final. Two promos congratulating the eventual winner were made in preparation for tonight's results show, one for Nick and one for Rosita. One of these was played by mistake earlier today. See… Voters have until 8pm to decide next NZ Idol [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0510/S00132.htm


    A Week Of It: Fisk Interview, Brethren, Turia Flipflops With Brash -

    This week an audio interview of Robert Fisk by esteemed Kiwi journalist Jon Stephenson. More on the Exclusive Brethren schmoozing the political right, and this rather unambiguous pre-election line from a Maori Party co-leader: Tariana Turia: “We will do our utmost to ensure that the National Party does not make it to the Government benches”.. See… A Week of It: Iraq, The Return Of The Brethren, and other oddities.


    Robinson To Resign As Police Commissioner

    - Police Commissioner Rob Robinson confirmed today that he will be stepping down from his role at the end of the year. "It has been a privilege and high honour to serve as Commissioner of Police for the past six years," he said. Mr Robinson observed that during that time Police have achieved some very significant reductions in crime and road trauma that have benefited all New Zealanders. "These achievements are due to the work of highly committed professional members of Police throughout New Zealand and I am proud to be their Commissioner. See... Police Commissioner to retire at end of year [1] ALSO:

  • Minister Pays Tribute To Departing Commissioner [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00118.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00076.htm


    Kiwi's Once Again Climb The Beauty Queen Mountain -

    Not since 1983 when Lorraine Downs brought home the title of Miss Universe, has a New Zealand woman won an international beauty pageant. That is until Friday night, when former Miss Popularity contestant, 23-year-old Jade Collins won the 18th World Miss University Pageant in Seoul, Korea. Competing against 43 contestants from 42 countries. See... Kiwi Crowned World Miss University 2005 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0510/S00126.htm


    Greenpeace To Appeal Marsden B Decision In Environment Court

    - Auckland, Monday 17 October 2005: Greenpeace today lodged an appeal to the Environment Court over the decision by Commissioners acting for Northland councils to allow the coal station to go ahead. "We think it is outrageous to allow the first New Zealand coal-fired power station in 25 years to go ahead at a time when scientists warn that the world has only 10 years to act to avoid a climate change disaster ," said Greenpeace climate campaigner, Vanessa Atkinson. See... Greenpeace appeals Marsden B decision [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00113.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Thousands more workers joining their union [1]
  • Doctor Refuses To Prescribe Contraception [2]
  • Saatchi's to lead strategic advertising for TVNZ [3]
  • Moana & the tribe to play to Russia's 'Elite' [4]
  • Napier Shearer Wins Season Opener [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00115.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0510/S00055.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0510/S00031.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0510/S00118.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0510/S00116.htm


    Kiwi With Experience Of Devastation Off To Help In Pakistan -

    With thousands of people dead and missing, the tracking and tracing of children is becoming a key concern for aid agencies working in earthquake-struck Pakistan. International Child Protection expert, New Zealander Heather MacLeod is on her way to Pakistan to start child protection programming. "There is a huge need for family reunification and tracing, and we need to try and prevent further separation of children from their families," says World Vision NZ's CEO Helen Green. See... NZ Child Protection Expert Flies To Pakistan [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00112.htm


    MORE WORLD NEWS HEADLINES:

  • Report of Conf on Human Rights and Mental Health [1]
  • Avian Influenza in Romania and Turkey: EU action [2]
  • UN Cash Position Stronger Than Last Year [3]
  • Iraq: Annan Calls For Peaceful Referendum Vote [4]
  • China’s Economic Invasion of Mexico [5]
  • State Dept. Daily Press Briefing October 13, 2005 [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00278.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00277.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00275.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00273.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00265.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00266.htm

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    SCOOP COLUMNS


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    Rosalea Barker On San Fran's Newest Talk Show

    Well, shave me legs and call me Nermal! Never did I think I'd see the day when a political operative uttered the word "Pshaw" on television. But such is the whacky world of KRON4's Sunday morning show "4 The Record" that the utterance looked entirely in place, even coming from the lips of a young blonde Republican in response to a comment by an old black Democrat. See... Stateside With Rosalea: Pshaw! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00207.htm


    Judith Miller Comes Clean On Her Conversations With The Bush Admin

    - Judith Miller Writes:… Mr. Fitzgerald asked me to read the final three paragraphs aloud to the grand jury. "The public report of every other reporter's testimony makes clear that they did not discuss Ms. Plame's name or identity with me," Mr. Libby wrote. The prosecutor asked my reaction to those words. I replied that this portion of the letter had surprised me because it might be perceived as an effort by Mr. Libby to suggest that I, too, would say we had not discussed Ms. Plame's identity. Yet my notes suggested that we had discussed her job…. See... Scoop Link: Judith Miller & NYT Come Clean [1] MORE:

  • David Swanson - Peering Under the Plame Outing [2]
  • William Rivers Pitt - Punxsutawney Karl [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00198.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00199.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00194.htm


    Richard S. Ehrlich On Roman Polanski In Thailand

    - BANGKOK, Thailand -- Roman Polanski, who recently dodged possible extradition from England to America where he was convicted for illicit sex with a 13-year-old California girl, said he has "no problems" being arrested as a fugitive while traveling to other ... See... Polanski Not Worried About Thai Extradition Law [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00196.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Martin LeFevre - Ending Time is the True Fountain of Youth [1]
  • John Roughan - Decent Into Tribalism! [2]
  • Uri Avnery - Uri Avnery: What Awaits Samira? [3]
  • Stephen Crockett & Al Lawrence - Staying A Wrong Course [4]
  • Princess Shrestha - Indian SSB Chase Nepali Families From Homeland [5]
  • Mary Pitt - Mary Pitt: The Burning Question [6]
  • Bahadur - Parties And Polls in Nepal [7]
  • Narconews - U.S., Mexican Justice Officials Peddle "Trust" [8]
  • Translation by Sol Salbe - Masked Troops Threw Stones At IDF [9]
  • Narconews - Narconews: Friedsky & Mantilla - Bolivia & Ecuador [10]
  • Remi Kanazi - Remi Kanazi: Opportunity Knocks [11]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00208.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00206.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00204.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00203.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00202.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00201.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00200.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00197.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00195.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00193.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00192.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)


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    POLITICAL NEWSLETTERS:

    Molesworth & Featherston (Weekend) – 14 Oct. 2005 [1] Transtasman Political Letter – 13 October Digest [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00191.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00168.htm


    Government responds to Greenhouse Policy Coalition report

    - The Greenhouse Policy Coalition's report is a welcome contribution to the debate on climate change policy, but it focussed a little too much on what shouldn't happen rather that on what should. "In calling for action to be taken, albeit later rather than sooner, the Group is admitting that climate change is real and that something needs to be done about it," said Convenor of the Ministerial Group on Climate Change Pete Hodgson. See… GPC report welcome, but needs re-focus [1] ALSO:

  • Greenhouse Policy Coalition - Kyoto Protocol Very Expensive For New Zealand [2]
  • Business NZ - Greenhouse gas problem - new model needed [3]
  • Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce - New Zealand’s Climate Policies Need Urgent Change [4]
  • Kyoto Forestry Association - Castalia Report: Need to Focus on Forestry Sinks [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00078.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0510/S00294.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00127.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0510/S00277.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0510/S00302.htm


    MORE POLITICS HEADLINES:

  • Maori Party - Maori Party Makes Stand for Independence [1]
  • Greens - Law Society Sec59 paper welcome but on wrong track [2]
  • NZ Govt - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00076.htm [3]
  • National - Thank you Clevedon Electorate! [4]
  • NZ Govt - Goff welcomes child porn jail term [5]
  • Right to Life NZ - Amnesty May Declare Abortion A Human Right [6]
  • Opportunities NZ Expo - Brits Line Up In Thousands To Live In New Zealand [7]
  • Kennel Club - New UK law points the way on tail docking [8]
  • NZ US Council - Stephen Jacobi Appointed Executive Director [9]
  • Agent Orange Joint Working Group - Nationwide Consultation Begins On Agent Orange [10]
  • NZ Centre For Political Debate - Why Subsidise Dependency? [11]
  • Statistics NZ - Consumers Price Index: September 2005 Quarter [12]
  • Statistics NZ - Little Change in Food Prices [13]
  • Council of Trade Unions - Thousands more workers joining their union [14]
  • Council of Trade Unions - World Union Leader To Address Conference [15]
  • Greenpeace - Greenpeace appeals Marsden B decision [16]
  • Stop Demand - Child Sex Image Offending Sentence Encouraging [17]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00080.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00079.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00076.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00075.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00074.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00132.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00130.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00128.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00126.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00125.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00123.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00122.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00121.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00115.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00114.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00113.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00111.htm

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