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Yesterday’s Top 30 Articles On Scoop

Yesterday’s Top 30 Articles On Scoop

Dates: 28/Oct/2005, 27/Oct/2005

1: Sludge Report #170 – Don't Mention The War

In This Edition: - Video Clip: Helen Clark & The Pikanini - Don't Mention The War - Who Cares If The War Isn't Mentioned? - Images: Sour Howard 10 Possible Reasons John Howard Doesn't Want To Talk About West Papua

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00299.htm

2: Political Correctness Eradication? please explain

Wayne Mapp needs to explain to taxpayers what he will be doing in his new role as National's spokesperson for Political Correctness Eradication, Steve Maharey said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00159.htm

3: National's PC policy backfires

National's policy of 'PC Eradication' has already started to backfire horribly, says Steve Maharey. "Less than 24 hours after National's Wayne Mapp launched his assault on political correctness, his own party has contradicted its new policy," Steve Maharey ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00171.htm

4: Scoop Feedback: Controversial New James Bond

The following is a selection of feedback and other unsolicited email received by Scoop recently. The opinions they contain do not necessarily reflect those of Scoop.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00295.htm

5: Brash unveils new-look lineup

National Party Leader Don Brash today announced a reshuffled lineup of spokespeople that is designed "to take the attack to a tired, discredited, Government".

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00154.htm

6: Scoop Talks To Two West Papuan Freedom Fighters

Scoop Talks To Two West Papuan Freedom Fighters .. and goes Inside The Campaign To Get West Papua Back On The Pacific Island Forum's Agenda

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00292.htm

7: Bird flu raises employment questions

Employers and employees could be on untested ground should the predicted bird flu pandemic eventuate, according to Scott Wilson, an employment law specialist with Duncan Cotterill.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0510/S00435.htm

8: 36th Pacific Island Forum Official Communique

The Thirty-Sixth Pacific Islands Forum was held in Papua New Guinea, from 25-27 October 2005 and was attended by Heads of State and Government of Australia, the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00396.htm

9: Clark & Urwin Make Friends With Pacific NGOs

When Helen Clark decided at the last minute to attend the closing celebrations of the Sixth Pacific Civil Society Forum Meeting on Monday, Scoop was the only NZ media present to record the occasion in pictures, audio and video.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00298.htm

10: Photo Essay: At The Opening Of The Pacific Forum

Scoop Foreign Correspondent: Photo Essay: The Opening Of The 36th Pacific Island Forum Images by Jason Dorday

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00293.htm

11: Putting an end to political correctness

National Party Political Correctness Eradicator Wayne Mapp today restates his views on stamping out political correctness in public institutions. "There needs to be a clear political programme to reverse it; to remove the viewpoints and language ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00168.htm

12: Audio: Clark & Howard Don't Talk West Papua

The Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand held a bilateral meeting today, the first since Helen Clark's re-election for a third term as NZ PM. Afterwards they held a brief press conference with New Zealand and Australian media.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00291.htm

13: Sir Michael Somare Opening Address of 36th Forum

Opening Address of the 36th Pacific Island Forum By the Grand Chief Rt Hon. Sir Michael Somare GCL GCMG CH CF KStJ Prime Minister

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00383.htm

14: West Papua Not Discussed - Petition Not Presented

According to NZ Prime Minister Helen Clark The Pacific Forum leaders did not discuss the controversial issue of West Papua at their summit in Madang, in spite of an expectation before the forum by both herself and the Secretary General that they would do so.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00303.htm

15: One Child Dies Because Of Aids Each Minute

Each minute of every day a child somewhere in the world dies because of AIDS, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said today on the eve of launching a major push to address the plight of the disease's youngest victims.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00398.htm

16: Maori Party Condemns Rising Prison Population

The Maori Party has today condemned the rising prison population as a crisis which needs urgent attention. “The all-time new record high of 7500 inmates is an indictment on our justice system” stated Dr Sharples.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00161.htm

17: 83,000 fewer New Zealanders on benefits

The number of working aged New Zealanders on benefits dropped by 16,000 or five percent over the last year Social Development and Employment Minister David Benson-Pope announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00160.htm

18: Reserve Bank increases OCR to 7.00 per cent

The Reserve Bank has increased the Official Cash Rate (OCR) by 25 basis points to 7.00 per cent.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00216.htm

19: Lyndon Hood: More 'Innovative' Reshuffling

First, there was the constitutional innovation involved in the formation of the new Government. Now, Don Brash has created a post for Wayne Mapp officially titled "Political Correctness Eradicator". This throws open a world of possibilities. Scoop has some ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00305.htm

20: Spain/Morocco Must Be Held Accountable For Abuses

Spain/Morocco: The authorities must be held accountable for the violation of migrants' rights "You are nothing but Negroes. You must not ask questions."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00394.htm

21: Cullen plays role in interest rate hike

National’s Finance spokesman, John Key, says Finance Minister Michael Cullen is partly responsible for the interest rate hikes being faced by businesses and homeowners – with the likelihood of more to come.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00163.htm

22: Kiwi firm brings international muscle

A newly launched kiwi-based investment banking firm is looking to use its strong network of international business contacts to help New Zealand companies find the backing they need to expand. Kiwi Growth Partners is headed by Alvin Donovan, who ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0510/S00450.htm

23: Homeowners have Clark to thank for high interest

ACT leader Rodney Hide said Kiwi homeowners are having to pay through the nose for the Clark-led government.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00166.htm

24: US$20 Million Investment Fund For Pacific Islands

A US$20 million investment fund for the Pacific Islands targeted at small and medium enterprises will be launched at the Pacific Leaders Forum in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 27 October 2005 at 12.30 pm at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00392.htm

25: Pacific leaders called on to protect deep sea life

Port Moresby, Wednesday, October 26, 2005 Greenpeace today urged leaders attending the Pacific Island Forum to send a strong message of concern and support for urgent interim measures being discussed at the UN level on high seas bottom trawling.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00391.htm

26: Smaller Island States 14th Summit Press Statement

SMALLER ISLAND STATES FOURTEENTH SIS LEADERS’ SUMMIT Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 24 October 2005

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00384.htm

27: Pacific ACP Leaders Meeting Summary of Decisions

Pacific ACP Leaders from Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Niue, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu met at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Port Moresby, on 25 October 2005. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00385.htm

28: PUBLIC ADDRESS 27/10/05 – Groupthink Comedy

The National Party might have harnessed its talent, old and new and set out on a course of informed opposition to the new government, and the presentation of robust policy alternatives. Instead, it chose to make an appointment that makes it look ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00304.htm

29: Disabled face discrimination in public transport

The Clark/Peters Government must act on the recommendations of a Human Rights Commission report and improve access to public transport for the disabled, says National's Disability Issues spokesman, Paul Hutchison.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00170.htm

30: The Newman Letter: The March to Maori Sovereignty

It has been disconcerting watching the political courtship rituals taking place in the corridors of power over the last few weeks, especially those made towards the Maori Party by National.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00191.htm

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