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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS:
Politics: Police Investigation Places Taito Phillip Field On Leave
SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:
RECOMMENDED AUDIO:
Politics: Is HIV Infection Preventing Zimbabweans From Seeking Help?
KiwiSaver: New Bill Lets New Zealanders Save $$$
Education: Turkey To Send Students To NZ
MORE HEADLINES:

WORLD NEWS:
Internet/Entertainment: Universal Music To Offer Free Ad-Based Downloads In US
Annan Reassures Lebanese Leaders Security Council Backs Peace
Scoop's Lebanon War Aftermath Analysis Continues
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Kids: Jackie Little Takes A Trip To Town With The Tykes
Terror: Toni Solo Takes A Global Perspective On Terror
Terror: Bernard Weiner On The Approaching 911 Anniversary
Democracy In The Dock: US Court Rules Counting Votes Unnecessary
MORE SCOOP COMMENT & OPINION:

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics):
Politics: Field Denies Wrongdoing, Means To Stay
Progressive Strike: Mediation And Legal Action
Policing: Maori Party Urges Police Minister To Stop Taser Trial
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Politics: Police Investigation Places Taito Phillip Field On Leave

Labour Leader Helen Clark said today that following the announcement from the Police Commissioner regarding an investigation into Taito Phillip Field, Labour has placed the MP on leave. “The MP has been placed on leave by the Labour whips. He will remain on leave until the outcome of the investigation is known." See... Taito Phillip Field placed on leave [1] ALSO:

  • Police - Allegations Against Field - Poice Investigation [2]
  • National - Field case about more than 'criminality' [3]
  • Yesterday - Taito Phillip Field Denies Wrongdoing [4]
  • Background - Click Here for More on This Issue [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00553.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0608/S00363.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00560.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00532.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/#politics


    SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:

  • Questions For Oral Answer – Thursday, 31 August 2006 [1]
  • Questions And Answers - Wednesday, 30 August 2006 [2]
  • Questions And Answers - Tuesday, 29 August 2006 [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00556.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00530.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00522.htm


    RECOMMENDED AUDIO:

    Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio: [1] Kevin List delivers his political news roundup to Wellington's Radio Active. This week: Taito Phillip Field; and why are Zimbabwean refugees not fronting for med checks?


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00373.htm


    Politics: Is HIV Infection Preventing Zimbabweans From Seeking Help?

    - Scoop's Kevin List writes that the New Zealand Government approved a Special Zimbabwe Residence Policy (SRP) in 2005 and since then about 500 Zimbabweans have been granted residence. But many who are eligible have yet to come forward to apply for residence. Government officials suspect many potential residents are not coming forward because of uncertainty around their HIV status. What's the Government doing about this issue? See... Will AIDS Issue Become A Political Football? [1] ALSO:

  • NZ Govt - Humanitarian action to protect public health [2]
  • NZ First - It's A Sad Solution But We Did Warn You [3]
  • AIDS Foundation - Zimbabwe decision a positive humanitarian move [4]
  • HRC - Commission welcomes humane gesture for Zimbabweans [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00370.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00528.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00529.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0608/S00115.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0608/S00356.htm


    KiwiSaver: New Bill Lets New Zealanders Save $$$

    - The passing of the KiwiSaver Bill is an important milestone towards helping hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders secure their financial future, Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. "This is a great day for many who may have otherwise struggled to develop a savings habit to provide them with a much more comfortable and secure retirement. See... KiwiSaver takes flight – legislation passed [1] ALSO:

  • Maori Party - Hone Harawira Speech: Kiwisaver Bill [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00542.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00547.htm


    Education: Turkey To Send Students To NZ

    - Up to 100 Turkish students will be eligible for places in New Zealand tertiary education institutions under a new Turkish-government sponsorship programme Tertiary Education Minister Dr Michael Cullen announced today. "This is another endorsement of New Zealand's growing reputation for international education. It reflects well on the quality of our institutions and their academic staff." See... 100 Turkish government scholarships for NZ [1] ALSO:

  • NZ Govt - Cullen: Future directions for internat'l education [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00543.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00544.htm


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  • Spring is Whistling in [1]
  • Screen Industry Gross Revenue Tops $2.6 Billion [2]
  • New Scholarship For First Year Tertiary Students – Mike Pero [3]
  • Glass workers strike for a fair share [4]
  • Godfrey Hirst cleared to acquire Feltex [5]
  • Symphonic Soloists Stand Out! [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0608/S00068.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0608/S00542.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0608/S00097.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0608/S00359.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0608/S00539.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0608/S00315.htm


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    WORLD NEWS


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    Internet/Entertainment: Universal Music To Offer Free Ad-Based Downloads In US

    - SpiralFrog, the new music download destination, has signed an agreement with Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, to make UMG's extensive catalog available for legal downloading in the US and Canada via SpiralFrog's advertising-supported service. SpiralFrog will offer users of its no-cost web-based service the ability to legally download music by many of the world's most popular and award-winning artists. See... Universal Music In Legal Music Download Service [1] ALSO:

  • Universal Music - Downloads of Individual Original Hit Master Tracks [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00406.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00407.htm


    Annan Reassures Lebanese Leaders Security Council Backs Peace

    - United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today met with Lebanese leaders, offering his reassurances that the UN and the international community stood firmly behind efforts to implement the Security Council resolution that ended hostilities between Israel and Hizbollah earlier this month. See... Annan meets with Lebanese Prime Minister [1] ALSO:

  • Annan To Visit Middle East Regarding Truce [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00371.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00362.htm


    Scoop's Lebanon War Aftermath Analysis Continues

    Ramzy Baroud - If it is true that the 33-day war on Lebanon was the culmination of regional developments and that it can hardly be fathomed separate from the brutal Israeli war on Gaza or the faltering American imperial project in Iraq, then it is hardly inconsistent to ponder the implications of the war’s outcome on the region as a whole, notwithstanding Lebanon. See... Ramzy Baroud: The Day After [1] MORE:

  • Sol Salbe - The Daily Briefing - After The Lebanon War [2]
  • Uri Avnery - Uri Avnery: America's Rottweiler [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00379.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00349.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00333.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • United States - Scoop Link: Fugitive Polygamist Leader Arrested [1]
  • Africa - Darfur: UN Troops ASAP, Say Rights Workers [2]
  • Africa - Feingold Gets "A" Grade For Darfur Genocide Effort [3]
  • USA/UN - Bolton Briefing on Sudan, Iran, and Other Matters [4]
  • USA - KATRINA: An Unhappy Anniversary [5]
  • Africa - UN Aid Chief In Chad Warns Of Regional ‘Disaster’ [6]
  • Middle East - UN Hopes To Soon Double Its Troops In Lebanon [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00362.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00376.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00419.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00418.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00415.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00411.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00409.htm


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    SCOOP COLUMNS


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    Kids: Jackie Little Takes A Trip To Town With The Tykes

    - One of the perks of being a stay at home mum is that you get to re-live some great childhood experiences without the scary parts - and under the guise of being a responsible adult too. It had been a long time since I had been aboard a vehicle so fraught with social hazard as the good old school bus, but here I was, standing with my group of supervisees awaiting voyage to the Capital.and a day of exploring national treasures at the museum. See... Jackie Little: The School Trip [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00381.htm


    Terror: Toni Solo Takes A Global Perspective On Terror

    - The bomb attacks in Madrid in 2004 and London in 2005 raised the issue of racism especially starkly for politicians in Europe as well as for their North American and Pacific allies. No matter how they spin it, the fundamental question they face is whether they value people's lives on racist criteria or not. The record of their responses to terror attacks by the US government and its allies weakens their condemnations of such attacks against civilians in the US and Europe. See... Toni Solo: Globalization And Terror [1] RELATED:

  • James J. Zogby - If We Were Smart [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00378.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00375.htm


    Terror: Bernard Weiner On The Approaching 911 Anniversary

    - The imminent fifth anniversary of 9/11 provides the proper moment for a good, ol'-fashioned sum-up of the past half-decade under CheneyBush, especially because so much has happened in the past 12-months: Twenty Things We Now Know Five Years After 9/11 [1] MORE:

  • William Rivers Pitt - Clinton, 9/11 and the Facts [2]
  • NY Post Survey - 1/3 Americans Say U.S. Aided 9/11 [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00365.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00377.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00374.htm


    Democracy In The Dock: US Court Rules Counting Votes Unnecessary

    - San Diego Superior Court Judge Yuri Hofmann rendered his decision in the election challenge in California’s 50th Congressional District. He dismissed the request for a recount and for discovery of the facts of the Busby-Bilbray election stating specifically that "Once the House asserts exclusive jurisdiction and selects a candidate, the court no longer has jurisdiction" (emphasis added). The judge argued that the June 13 swearing in alone was sufficient to establish Bilbray’s “election.” The event had the power to take away any and all citizen rights and immediately rescind authority over their own elections. See... Democracy Denied: Meet the New Boss [1] EARLIER:

  • Election Nullification 2: Speaker's Special Source [2]
  • Congressional Election Nullified – Nobody Noticed [3]
  • RELATED:
  • Bruce O'Dell - Exit Strategy for Electronic Voting [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00372.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00338.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00316.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00359.htm


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  • Russell Brown - Public Address 30/08/06 - Foo Report [1]
  • Jason Leopold - Robert Novak & the Perfect Stranger [2]
  • Akanimo Sampson - 3,000 Urban Poor Rendered Homeless In Aker Base [3]
  • Evelyn Pringle - Spotlight Focused On Pfizer's Lipitor Follies [4]
  • Cindy Sheehan - Celebrating Irrelevancy! [5]
  • Rowena Thursby - Wanted: Inside Information On Dr Kelly's Death [6]
  • Scoop Feedback
  • An Open Letter To IOC Pres. Dr. Jacques Rogge [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00367.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00366.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00364.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00363.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00361.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00360.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00357.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)


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    Politics: Field Denies Wrongdoing, Means To Stay

    - Labour MP Taito Phillip Field today said he has never done anything illegal as an MP. “I would like to make clear that: - I have never taken money from an old lady in return for services. - I have never taken bribes or payments for services. - I have never wrongly altered any official document, or asked any staff member to do so. - I have never asked for cheap labour in return for services... - I never asked or arranged for Mr Suriwan to go to Samoa and work on my house in return for my assistance.” See... Statement by Taito Phillip Field [1] ALSO:

  • National - Initiate process for proper Field inquiry - Brash [2]
  • National - Clark's lack of faith in Field laid bare [3]
  • Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio and Text: PM's Press Conference - A Feast Of Field [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00532.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00482.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00518.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00337.htm


    Progressive Strike: Mediation And Legal Action

    - Unions representing locked out distribution workers will file for an urgent injuction today to prevent Progressive Enterprises from running at least one secret distribution centre in Auckland, says the National Distribution Union... Laila Harre said workers were hopeful that progress could be made to today to allow negotiations for a national collective agreement to resume, but said that workers were not getting their hopes up too high. See... Mediation scheduled this morning [1] ALSO:

  • Progressive Enterprises - Union needs to answer some questions [2]
  • Progressive Enterprises - Mediation talks break down [3]
  • NDU - Progressive walks out on mediation [4]
  • NDU - Arrests Threatened at Chch Supermarket Picket [5]
  • NDU - Unions Responds to Misleading Progressive Adverts [6]
  • Progressive Enterprises - Progressive forced to suspend distrib'n centre ops [7]
  • EPMU - Progressive aggressive, says union [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0608/S00342.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0608/S00529.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0608/S00528.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0608/S00350.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0608/S00348.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0608/S00339.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0608/S00490.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0608/S00341.htm


    Policing: Maori Party Urges Police Minister To Stop Taser Trial

    - Maori Party MP Hone Harawira has urged Police Minister Annette King to stop the taser trial before a New Zealander loses his or her life. The trial is set to begin on this Friday (Sept 1) “There are simply too many unanswered questions,” said Harawira. “The Minister has the responsibility to answer them, because public safety, indeed public lives, are at stake,” Hone Harawira said. See... Stop the Taser trials before somebody dies [1] ALSO:

  • Greens - Protest against taser trial start [2]
  • Public Address - Tasers – Funny Or Not? [3]
  • Maori Party - Police Taser Trial in Government's Ghettos [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00513.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00537.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00380.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00555.htm


    MORE POLITICS HEADLINES:

  • NZ Govt - RMA guide launched for small business [1]
  • NZ Govt - Mita Ririnui Attacks "Racial Finger Pointing" [2]
  • NZ Govt - Cullen: Future directions for internat'l education [3]
  • NZ Govt - Parker: Wilding Trees Charitable Trust [4]
  • NZ Govt - More work experience for students under Gateway [5]
  • NZ Govt - Mallard: Economic transformation [6]
  • United - National's opposition to KiwiSaver disappointing [7]
  • United - Anti-Spam Bill restrains porn [8]
  • United - Zoning decision shows need for clarification [9]
  • Nats - Where is Maharey on zoning? [10]
  • Nats - Key driver of economic growth neglected [11]
  • Nats - Peachey appalled by Principals’ Federation comment [12]
  • Nats - Race-based health funding alive and well [13]
  • Nats - Good on ya Timaru DC! [14]
  • Maori Party - Hone HarawiraSpeech: Kiwisaver Bill: Third Reading [15]
  • Maori Party - Hone Harawira: Speech On Employment Bill [16]
  • Maori Party - Is there a tomorrow for Whanganui hospital? [17]
  • Greens - Protest against taser trial start [18]
  • Greens - Greens zone in on solution [19]
  • NZ First - It's A Sad Solution But We Did Warn You [20]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00554.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00551.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00544.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00538.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00534.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00531.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00552.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00549.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00526.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00525.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00546.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00545.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00536.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00524.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00547.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00541.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00540.htm
    [18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00537.htm
    [19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00533.htm
    [20] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00529.htm

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