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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS:
Humour: Stunning Pre-election Insight Discovered In Scoop Archives
Banks To Educate Customers With Online Banking Guidelines
Government Minister's Party Wants to Sit with Opposition
Top Jobs In NZ Signed Up At Govt House -
Wellington Peoples Centre Says Govt Still Targeting Beneficiaries Unlawfully
Transcript: Rod Donald Talks To BFM
Norm Hewitt Proves He IS NZ's Renaissance Man at Fashion Week -
Little Brother Up Against The Bruisers At Air New Zealand Fashion Week
Out There… Brian Carter’s The Night Sky
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Super Hurricane Wilma Heads For Mexico/Florida/New England
Not In Our Name Hold Trial Of Bush Administration
MORE INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:
SOUTH ASIA QUAKE HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Keith Ng, David Slack & Che Tibby Are There!
Thai PM Tells Islamic Conf. Official To Read Koran
William Rivers Pitt: As The Plamegate Waiting Game Drags On…
MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:
Michel Chossudovsky: More On The Basra Breakout Mystery

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics):
Green Party On The Madness Of Transmission Gully
Tariana Turia Launches Robyn Kahukiwa Exhibition
Sutton Says Trade Talks On The Brink Of Failure
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Humour: Stunning Pre-election Insight Discovered In Scoop Archives

[1] Lyndon Hood has discovered a draft column down the back of his messy desk. It appears to be a set of election predictions jotted down during the last week of campaigning and immediately mislaid. Since nothing of note has happened in politics this week, it is presented unaltered for your reading pleasure. Was he right? You decide – On the last days of campaigning the Labour Government will take a number of well-publicised lefty-friendly ministerial actions, such as releasing dangerous criminals, crippling businesses, condoning immigration and subsidising petrol prices. See... Hood: Election Predictions as of 14 Sep 2005 [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00269.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00269.htm


Banks To Educate Customers With Online Banking Guidelines

- With 75% of New Zealanders accessing the Internet, online safety is becoming increasingly important. Westpac New Zealand is doing its best to keep kiwis, their families and businesses safe online with the launch of its new Online Safety Guide. Westpac is the first New Zealand bank to develop an easy to read reference book on online safety. The 20-page guide covers the basics from protecting your computer using anti-virus and anti-spyware to tips for online shopping and email use. See... Guide to Keep Kiwis Safe Online [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0510/S00383.htm


Government Minister's Party Wants to Sit with Opposition

- The Green Party says New Zealand First's demand to sit on the opposition side of the debating chamber is both arrogant and ignorant. New Zealand First MP Peter Brown today said that even though the Greens planned to abstain from giving the Government confidence and supply votes, he believed his party should have first call to sit on the opposition benches. See… Greens - Winston must honour his marriage of convenience [1] ALSO…

  • Act - Winston Must Sit With Government He Supports [2]
  • National - Peters should sit with Labour - Brash [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00130.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00133.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00135.htm


    Top Jobs In NZ Signed Up At Govt House -

    Beneath an unsmiling portrait of Queen Victoria, a couple of likely lads in the shape of Winston Peters and Peter Dunne made up the numbers for the third successive Labour/Jim Anderton Government. The general vibe of the afternoon was cheery with Mr Peters flashing a magnificent smile as he went up for a handshake with the Governor-General. See... Smiles As Ministerial Employment Contracts Signed [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00251.htm


    Wellington Peoples Centre Says Govt Still Targeting Beneficiaries Unlawfully

    - A report released today by the Wellington People’s Centre says the government is recovering an estimated $60 million of debt against beneficiaries because the Ministry of Social Development has wrongly determined thousands of individuals to be living in relationships in the nature of marriage. This is despite government assurances that the problem has been fixed. See... Govt Still Recovering Millions Of Wrongly Est Debt [1] ALSO:

  • The Ruka Review By Tina McIvor [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00181.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00182.htm


    Transcript: Rod Donald Talks To BFM

    - "Well, being centrist is being blah from our point of view. I mean, I'm not interested in being a nothing. We want to stand tall on what we believe in. Sometimes those policies are popular; sometimes they're not. And over time, our positions become mainstream. Thirty years ago, if you'd talked wind turbines, people would have laughed at you. What's happening now? Most of the new energy projects are wind energy projects." See... Transcript: BFM's Noelle McCarthy IVs Rod Donald [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00267.htm


    Norm Hewitt Proves He IS NZ's Renaissance Man at Fashion Week -

    At a vibrant, energetic celebration of New Zealand and the Pacific, Wellington based designer and Westfield Style Pasifika 2004 Supreme Fashion Award Winner, Charmaine Love and Ellena Tavioni, the first Cook Island designer to show at New Zealand Fashion Week launched their ranges. There was also a 12 garment highlight from the recent Westfield Style Pasifika Fashion Awards. See... Pasifika Brings Energetic Edge To Fashion Week [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0510/S00180.htm


    Little Brother Up Against The Bruisers At Air New Zealand Fashion Week

    - In amongst the noise of faded, bleached and ripped denim, ironic slogan t-shirts, luxury brand sunglasses and re-issued mid '80's sneakers sits Little Brother: a clothing label content with it's own subtle lines and discreet fabrics Little Brother garments have an almost indescribably reserved style to them. Rather than screaming at you with branded logo's and heavy price tags, they exude a quietly-confident sophistication. See... Images: Air NZ Fashion Week - Little Brother [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0510/S00179.htm


    Out There… Brian Carter’s The Night Sky

    - In the Summer months with warmer nights, looking at the stars and planets becomes a pleasure, instead of a cold ordeal. Planets: November is a fairly good month for viewing the planets. Venus, Mars and Saturn will be visible for the whole of the month. Mercury will be visible for the first half of the month and Jupiter will be visible for the last half of the month. See... The November Night's Sky [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0510/S00051.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Sustainable businesses preparing for bird flu [1]
  • The Tui is New Zealand’s Bird of the Year 2005 [2]
  • Nats Say ACC Targets Self-Employed - Again [3]
  • Small Increase in Visitor Arrivals [4]
  • Sharemilker Competition Covers The Country [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0510/S00384.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0510/S00050.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00131.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0510/S00387.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0510/S00386.htm


    Super Hurricane Wilma Heads For Mexico/Florida/New England

    - Hurricane Wilma, which earlier today became the most intense hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic, remains on track to make landfall on the Florida Peninsula sometime this weekend. Wilma has broken a series of records since forming in the Caribbean south of Jamaica three days ago. As soon as she became a named storm, Wilma became the 21st named storm for the 2005 season, equaling the previous record for the most named storms in a single season. And when she achieved Hurricane status a few short hours late she became the 12th hurricane of 2005, also equaling the previous record for a single season. See... Supercomputer Weather: Super Hurricane Wilma [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00260.htm


    Not In Our Name Hold Trial Of Bush Administration

    - Beginning Friday at 6:00 pm, President Bush, Vice President Cheney, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, and a number of other administration officials will be put on trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Be Part Of The Historic Bush Trial Beginning Fri. [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00363.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

  • Risk Of Bird Flu Spreading To Middle East [1]
  • Culls & Wetland Drainage Could Spread Bird Flu [2]
  • Challenges & Opportunities in UN Reform - Bolton [3]
  • Milestone Mark In Repatriation Of Angolan Refugees [4]
  • New Video: Support Our Troops???- 2000 Dead! [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00338.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00351.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00360.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00357.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00343.htm


    SOUTH ASIA QUAKE HEADLINES:

  • UN & Nato Launch Airlift For Quake Victims [1]
  • Annan Urges More Quake Aid to Pakistan [2]
  • Kiwi Red Cross Aid Worker To Help Quake Victims [3]
  • Innovation to tackle shelter crisis in quake zone [4]
  • UN - Annan Urges More Quake Aid to Pakistan [5]
  • Oxfam - Oxfam innovates to tackle shelter crisis in earthquake zone [6]
  • UN - Dropping Temperatures In Pakistan Pose New Hurdles [7]
  • World Vision - Kiwis get stuck in, in Mansehra [8]
  • FOR MUCH MORE SEE...FULL COVERAGE: Pakistan/Kashmir/India Quake [9]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00356.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00336.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00350.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00335.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00336.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00335.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00148.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00147.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00210.htm

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    Keith Ng, David Slack & Che Tibby Are There!

    - Went down to Parliament yesterday to try to "catch the vibe" of the new Government. All I caught was the scent of tequila, and that was coming from me. There really isn't much happening down there at the moment... See... Public Address 21/10/05 - Back In Da Hood [1] . Earlier: Public Address 20/10/05 - Three Phases Or Fewer [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00266.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00258.htm


    Thai PM Tells Islamic Conf. Official To Read Koran

    - BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thailand's Buddhist prime minister angrily told the Saudi Arabian-based Organization of Islamic Conference to "read the Koran" before criticizing his military crackdown in the south, where more than 1,000 people have died in the worst Islamist insurgency outside Iraq. See... Thai PM Tells Islamic Conf. Official To Read Koran [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00265.htm


    William Rivers Pitt: As The Plamegate Waiting Game Drags On…

    - 8:12 am - Wake, sling blankets aside, startling cat into sudden flight. 8:13 am - Pull up New York Times web site, scan for news of Fitzgerald indictment. 8:14 am - Thump head repeatedly on desk, further confusing already-rattled cat. See... William Rivers Pitt: Diary of a Plamegate Junkie [1] MORE:

  • Ray McGovern - Cheney's Chickens Come Home to Roost [2]
  • Jason Leopold - Judith Miller's Unusual Relationship With Iraq Grp [3]
  • Jason Leopold - Cheney's Role In Plame Outing Under Scrutiny [4]
  • William Rivers Pitt - The Heart of the Matter [5]
  • Norman Solomon - Judith Miller, the Fourth Estate, & Warfare State [6]
  • Scoop Link - Judith Miller & NYT Come Clean [7]
  • David Swanson - Peering Under the Plame Outing [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00263.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00264.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00247.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00241.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00226.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00225.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00198.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00199.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Sol Salbe - West Bank Shooting: Why It Pays To Read Hebrew [1]
  • Martin LeFevre - Open Letter to Incoming President of Tanzania [2]
  • Ramzy Baroud - Myths About Iraq Must Be Dispelled For War To End [3]
  • Mark Drolette - The Law? Bushies Fart In Its General Direction [4]
  • Ernest Partridge - The Illusion of Normality [5]
  • Narconews - A Week of Drug War Summits in South America [6]
  • Jason Miller - Surrender Is Not An Option [7]
  • MR Josse - Nepal: Poll Boycott Will Be Political Hara-Kiri [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00256.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00250.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00249.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00248.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00255.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00254.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00252.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00262.htm


    Michel Chossudovsky: More On The Basra Breakout Mystery

    - Captain Ken Masters, British chief police investigator in Basra died under mysterious circumstances. The cause of death was not mentioned. According to a Ministry of Defense spokesman, his death was "not due to hostile action" nor to natural causes. See... Basra Prison Break Investigator Mysteriously Dies [1] . Earlier: Were British SAS Soldiers Planting Bombs in Basra? [2] & Ghali Hassan: Iraq - Resort to Deception [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00242.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00052.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00054.htm

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    Green Party On The Madness Of Transmission Gully

    - It would be crazy to build a new motorway through Transmission Gully if it results in just 4000 vehicles a day being removed from the congested Mana Esplanade, the Green Party says. See... Rail should make better sense forTransit [1] & A $730 million cul-de-sac [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00132.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00121.htm


    Tariana Turia Launches Robyn Kahukiwa Exhibition

    - I have, on a number of occasions been asked by Robyn to either open an exhibition of her art as I have done in the past, visit a gallery where her art is being shown, and I have done that too, or, as she has done on this occasion, asked that I launch ... See... Turia: Launch of 'The Art of Robyn Kahukiwa' [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00128.htm


    Sutton Says Trade Talks On The Brink Of Failure

    - Trade ministers are looking to the European Union to show leadership at a critical point in the Doha Development Round negotiations, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Future of the WTO round in the balance [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00127.htm


    MORE POLITICS HEADLINES:

  • National - ACC targets self-employed - again [1]
  • Greens - Winston must honour his marriage of convenience [2]
  • Maori Party - Maori Party Supports Maori Warden Proposals [3]
  • NZ Govt. - New Zealand Memorial in Korea [4]
  • Greens - Software deal great news for Open Source cause [5]
  • ACT - Maori Wardens in Police Prescription? [6]
  • NZ Govt. - More social workers in schools [7]
  • National - National MP supports access to Herceptin [8]
  • National - Rich irony in razor gang plans [9]
  • NZ First - Minister Must Work The Cabinet Room For Maori [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00131.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00130.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00126.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00125.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00123.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00122.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00120.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00119.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00118.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00117.htm


    POLITICAL COLUMNS:

    Richard Worth (National ) - News Worthy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00129.htm

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    Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

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    Binoy Kampmark: Kevin Rudd’s Failed UN Secretary General Bid

    Few sights are sadder in international diplomacy than seeing an aging figure desperate for honours. In a desperate effort to net them, he scurries around, cultivating, prodding, wishing to be noted. Finally, such an honour is netted, in all likelihood just to shut that overly keen individual up. More>>

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