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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS:
Tonga: King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV Dies In Auckland -
Scoop Audio: PM On Brethren And Is The Word Safer After 9/11?
Tourism: See What Lonely Planet Says About Your Town
Political Funding: Dunne 'Stunned' By Auditor General's Reasoning
Political Wars: Hodgson Seeks To Avert The Brethren Striking Back -
MORE HEADLINES:
Entertainment: Elvis To Be Sighted In NZ
Health: Hospitals About To Face Massive Strike

WORLD NEWS:
USA: DU Leaflets Spell Detention For U.S. Vets
Diplomacy: Bolton Confirmation Hearings Hit A Snag
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
Int. Sport: Formula One Great Schumacher To Retire

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Terror: The 9/11 Doco They Should Have Shown This Anniversary
Terror: "Path To 9/11" Docu-Drama On TV1 Under Attack As Propaganda
Israel/OP: The Independent: Gaza Is Dying!
Palestine: Re: The Relative Importance Of Kidnap Victims
Nazis: Keith Olbermann Vs The Dimson
MORE SCOOP COMMENT & OPINION:

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics):
POLITICAL NEWSLETTERS:
QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:
Local Government: One Auckland To Rule Them All?
Employment: Entire NZ Union Movement Goes To War With Aussie Corporate Giant
Elections: National Says Election Enquiry Shut Down, Wants Irregularities Considered
Health: Canterbury Waiting Lists Changes Cause Alarm
Environment: Most-Publicised Snail Death Ever
Housing: Should State Houses Be Allowed In Expensive Neighbourhoods?
Parliament: Friday Big Day For Brownlee-Bashing, Lie Accusations
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Tonga: King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV Dies In Auckland -

Taufa’ahau Tupou IVPrime Minister Helen Clark today extended her condolences and sympathies to the people of Tonga at the loss of their Head of State, His Majesty King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV. King Tupou IV died overnight in Auckland, aged 88 years, after a long period of poor health. Helen Clark also extended the New Zealand Government’s sincerest condolences to Her Majesty Queen Halaevalu Mata’aho on the death of her husband. See... King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV [1] ALSO:

  • Tongan Palace Office - The King of Tonga at peace [2]
  • NZ Govt - Peters expresses sadness at death of Tongan King [3]
  • NZ Govt - Goff, Laban Offer Condolences to Tonga, NZ Tongans [4]
  • National - National sends condolences to Tongan Royal Family [5]
  • The Maori Party - The Sun has Set [6]
  • Green Party - Condolences to Tongan people [7]
  • United Future - Dunne on death of King of Tonga [8]
  • Su'a William Sio - Tribute to King & People of Tonga [9]
  • Transit New Zealand - Auckland Harbour Bridge flags fly at half mast [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00233.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00155.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00232.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00234.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00238.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00244.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00242.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00247.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0609/S00085.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0609/S00089.htm


    Scoop Audio: PM On Brethren And Is The Word Safer After 9/11?

    - The issues surrounding the election and the way the Exclusive Brethren was able to kick in a million or so dollars to smear Labour and parties likely to support Labour (the Greens) just prior to the 2005 election dominated the the Prime Minister's regular post cabinet press conference. Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio: PM's Presser - More Election Spending Plus 9/11 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00145.htm


    Tourism: See What Lonely Planet Says About Your Town

    - Lonely Planet’s new edition New Zealand guidebook, released today (Tuesday 12th September), says New Zealand’s most attractive feature is not only its “outlandishly beautiful scenery”, but its people. According to Errol Hunt, the Commissioning Editor for the new guide, “the fascinating mix of Maori, Polynesian, and Pakeha culture... makes New Zealand’s personality so attractive.” See... New guide gives Godzone a dose of personality [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0609/S00181.htm


    Political Funding: Dunne 'Stunned' By Auditor General's Reasoning

    [1] On the few occasions there have been external complaints against us, successive Speakers of the House have always found us to have been acting within the rules. Imagine then our shock to have received the Auditor-General's preliminary finding that tens of thousands of dollars of our spending was illegal. Like other parties, we are stunned and puzzled by this turn of events. See... UF Leader's Letter Field 'n' Parliamentary Funding [2] ALSO:

  • National - Labour confirms it won't be paying money back [3]
  • National - The Mapp Report: What's with Parliament? [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00254.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00254.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00258.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00259.htm


    Political Wars: Hodgson Seeks To Avert The Brethren Striking Back -

    With the Exclusive Brethren now publicly advocating for a bigger role in National's 2008 campaign, Labour Strategist Pete Hodgson has called on Don Brash to come clean on his Party's relationship with the Church and his position on third party campaigns. See... National needs to come clean on Brethren [1] ALSO:

  • National - Memo to Clark on pledge card: Pay it back! [2]
  • Libertarianz Party - Libertarianz Asks Nicely, Labour Steals [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00241.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00239.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0609/S00114.htm


    MORE HEADLINES:

  • Fatal farm accident [1]
  • Select Com. Report on Street Prostitution Flawed [2]
  • Au Senate seeks action on peak oil – what about NZ [3]
  • Vodafone Launches 3G broadband [4]
  • Studies find link between diet and Crohn's Disease [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0609/S00117.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0609/S00115.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00252.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0609/S00178.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0609/S00040.htm


    Entertainment: Elvis To Be Sighted In NZ

    - Elvis Presley In Concert, the stunning theatrical production that reunites former band mates live on stage alongside Elvis, as he performs a full concert on a giant video screen in Christchurch on Wednesday 18 October at the Westpac Arena... The producers edited together a collection of Elvis' finest concert performances that exist on film and video and removed virtually all sound from the footage except for Elvis' vocal. See... Elvis in Concert, Rare Exhibition of Memorabilia [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0609/S00086.htm


    Health: Hospitals About To Face Massive Strike

    - The strike by radiographers due to begin on Tuesday will reduce affected hospitals to virtually emergency services only – most of them for a fortnight. Dr Dwayne Crombie, CEO of Waitemata DHB and Spokesperson for the DHBs, says the union rejected a new pay proposal put to it last week and strikes now seem inevitable. See... Strike forces hospitals into emergency mode [1] ALSO:

  • Bay of Plenty DHB - MRT strike serious - 80% of patients need scans [2]
  • National - Patients watch strike with chilling fear [3]
  • Laboratory Testing Contracts:
  • DontRiskOurHealth - Waitemata DHBs turn to receive 100,000 signature petition [4]
  • NZ Nurses Org - Picket Auckland Hospital Park Road 7th September [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0609/S00030.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0609/S00033.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00245.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0609/S00031.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0609/S00034.htm

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    USA: DU Leaflets Spell Detention For U.S. Vets

    - Four veterans of the current war in Iraq and one supporter (a total of five young men) were detained at the Pentagon today after they attended an open house and left behind flyers providing information about the lethal effects of depleted uranium. See... Four Iraq War Vets Detained at Pentagon [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00159.htm


    Diplomacy: Bolton Confirmation Hearings Hit A Snag

    - Washington Post: - Republican efforts to formally confirm John R. Bolton as ambassador to the United Nations hit an unexpected snag yesterday when a Republican senator in a tough reelection bid said he could not support the diplomat until the Bush administration answers his questions on Middle East policy. See... Scoop Link: GOP Senators' Bid to Confirm Bolton Is Called Off [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00135.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • NYC - Non-Governmental Organizations Gather At UN [1]
  • Pacific - New to Niue: Companies Office online [2]
  • Central Asia - UN Envoy In Afghanistan Condemns Murder [3]
  • USA - Sept 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrow Statement [4]
  • Africa - Eritrea Decides To Expel Five UN Personnel [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00164.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00163.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00157.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00154.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00152.htm


    Int. Sport: Formula One Great Schumacher To Retire

    - The world’s most successful racing drive, Michael Schumacher has announced that he will retire at the end of the 2006 Formula One World Championship season. Whatever the final result of this year's championship, Michael leaves Formula 1 holding almost all the records. To date, he has taken seven Drivers' world titles and has contributed to the same number of team wins in the Constructors' Championship. See... Schumacher to Retire [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00156.htm

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    Terror: The 9/11 Doco They Should Have Shown This Anniversary

    - The new documentary 9/11 Press for Truth premiered on September 10th in Washington, DC. The film played at the nearly packed Landmark E Street Cinema just around the corner from FBI headquarters. While the irony was not intentional, it was clearly appropriate. In the film’s first five minutes, we hear FBI Director Robert Mueller tell us that the agency simply had no idea that terrorists would ever use planes to attack the United States. See... Film Review: 9/11 Press for Truth [1] MORE 911 REMEMBRANCES:

  • Rosalea Barker - Stateside: 9/11 Remembrance, Part 1 [2]
  • Anne Else - Letter from Elsewhere: Bringing Terrorism Home [3]
  • Syed Atiq ul Hassan September the Eleven [4]
  • Kamala Sarup - September 11, Terrorism Threat To Peace [5]
  • Robert Parry - Al-Qaeda's "Simon Says" [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00147.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00146.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00144.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00134.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00131.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00088.htm


    Terror: "Path To 9/11" Docu-Drama On TV1 Under Attack As Propaganda

    - NZ's state broadcaster Television One screened an ABC Television docu-drama series called "Path to 9/11". The docu-drama series - starring Harvey Keitel was released simultaneously around the globe - and is currently under attack in the United States because it contains historically inaccurate information but claims to be based on the official "9/11 Commission Report". See… "Path To 9/11" Docu-Drama On TV1 Is Propaganda [1] MORE:

  • Source Watch - "The Path to 9/11" (2006 Docudrama) [2]
  • William Rivers Pitt - Clinton, 9/11 and the Facts [3]
  • Max Blumenthal - The Secret Right-Wing Network Behind ABC's 9/11 [4]
  • Media Matters - ABC'S False Path To 9/11 [5]
  • YouTube (Video) Editor and Publisher on "The Path to 9/11" [6]
  • Radio New Zealand - Auckland law lecturers urge TVNZ to pull 9/11 programme [7] & TVNZ plans no changes to controversial mini-series [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00123.htm
    [2] - http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=%22The_Path_to_9/11%22_(2006_Docudrama)
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00377.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00139.htm
    [5] - http://mediamatters.org/index
    [6] - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMy8aRRv9Us
    [7] - http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/latest/200609101007/auckland_law_lecturers_urge_tvnz_to_pull_911_programme
    [8] - http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/latest/200609101208/tvnz_plans_no_changes_to_controversial_mini-series


    Israel/OP: The Independent: Gaza Is Dying!

    - Gaza is dying. The Israeli siege of the Palestinian enclave is so tight that its people are on the edge of starvation. Here on the shores of the Mediterranean a great tragedy is taking place that is being ignored because the world's attention has been diverted by wars in Lebanon and Iraq. A whole society is being destroyed. There are 1.5 million Palestinians imprisoned in the most heavily populated area in the world. Israel has stopped all trade. It has even forbidden fishermen to go far from the shore so they wade into the surf to try vainly to catch fish with hand-thrown nets. See... The Independent: A People Betrayed By The World [1] RELATED:

  • Uri Avnery's Lebanon Series - State of Chutzpah [2] & "Left, But…" [3]
  • Genevieve Cora Fraser - Sponsorship Of Palestine Genocide Beneath Contempt [4]
  • Tel Aviv Notes - The Iranian Nuclear Crisis [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00122.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00142.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00138.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00136.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00094.htm


    Palestine: Re: The Relative Importance Of Kidnap Victims

    Two Fox News journalists, Steve Cantani and Olas Wing were released by their Palestinian kidnappers in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, August 27. Just one day earlier, two Reuters’ cameramen were seriously wounded in an apparently deliberate Israeli strike on their clearly marked vehicle, according to news reports. The names of the two wounded cameramen, however, as well as their story went largely unreported. Their plight seemed inconsequential compared to that of the Fox News journalists. See... Kidnapped In Gaza: Chaos As A Strategy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00093.htm


    Nazis: Keith Olbermann Vs The Dimson

    - " It is to our deep national shame-and ultimately it will be to the President's deep personal regret - that he has followed his Secretary of Defense down the path of trying to tie those loyal Americans who disagree with his policies - or even question their effectiveness or execution - to the Nazis of the past, and the al Qaeda of the present. Today, in the same subtle terms in which Mr. Bush and his colleagues muddied the clear line separating Iraq and 9/11 - without ever actually saying so - the President quoted a purported Osama Bin Laden letter that spoke of launching, 'a media campaign to create a wedge between the American people and their government.'" See... Olbermann: "Have You No Sense of Decency, Sir?" [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00087.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENT & OPINION:

  • Rosalea Barker - Stateside: Justice Breyer on the US Constitution [1]
  • Russell Brown & Ors. - Public Address 08/09/06 - What Chicks Really Dig [2] , Public Address 07/08/06 - Itunes, B**Bs And Stuff [3]
  • Greg Palast.com - Palast Faces Police Inquiry For Filming Exxon Site [4]
  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For September 9, 2006 [5] , September 8, 2006 [6] , September 7, 2006 [7] & September 6, 2006 [8]
  • Ray McGovern - Bush: A "Plenty Tough" Torturer's Apprentice [9]
  • Evelyn Pringle - Johnson & Johnson Chirate Spinal Disc Under Fire [10] & Pfizer Celebrex Lawsuits - 1500 and Counting [11]
  • Kamala Sarup My HIV Positive Friend Rita [12]
  • Sanjay Upadhya - Nepal: Geography And Politics In Perpetual Contest [13]
  • Rajat KC - HR Situation In Nepal: Challenge & Dilemma [14]
  • Bhupal Lamichhaney - Nepal’s Maoists Out-of-Sync with Rest of Nation [15]
  • Jason Leopold - Jason Leopold: Armitage Shmarmitage [16] & FBI Suspected Rove and Libby Pre-Fitzgerald [17]
  • William Rivers Pitt - The Other War [18] & A Day of Chicken-Counting [19]
  • Richard S. Ehrlich - Thai Counter-Insurgency Officials Coup Plotters? [20]
  • William Fisher - What Should We Know & When Should We Know It? [21]
  • Scoop Link
  • Ohio Judge Orders '04 Ballots Be Preserved [22]
  • Norman Solomon - As Others See US - The "War on Terror" [23]
  • Mary Collins - Let Truth Win [24]
  • Larry C. Johnson - Senate Intel Committee Bloodies Bush's Nose [25] & What George Bush Didn't Say About Guantanamo [26]
  • Atlanta Progressive News - Bush Protested During Visit in Atlanta [27]
  • Scoop Link - Bush Tribunal Plan Ignores Supreme Court Ruling [28]
  • Sinead Dumigan - Devastation Via Inoculation [29]
  • Sam Smith - The Role Of Respect In Peace [30]
  • John Cory - Clowns and Harlots [31]
  • Bill Berkowitz - Bush Names New Faith-Based Czar [32]
  • Tanveer Jafri - Live & Let Live [33]
  • Bill Berkowitz - The Dudley Do-Wrong of George Mason University [34]
  • Scoop Link - US Army Bans Some Interrogation Techniques [35]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00143.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00103.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00102.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00141.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00140.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00119.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00120.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00091.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00137.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00133.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00089.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00132.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00130.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00129.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00121.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00118.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00101.htm
    [18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00117.htm
    [19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00098.htm
    [20] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00116.htm
    [21] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00115.htm
    [22] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00114.htm
    [23] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00113.htm
    [24] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00112.htm
    [25] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00111.htm
    [26] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00099.htm
    [27] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00110.htm
    [28] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00109.htm
    [29] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00108.htm
    [30] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00100.htm
    [31] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00097.htm
    [32] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00096.htm
    [33] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00095.htm
    [34] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00092.htm
    [35] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00090.htm

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    POLITICAL NEWSLETTERS:

    Molesworth & Featherston (Weekend) – Sept. 10 2006 [1] Eye-to-Eye - Willie Jackson: Stop Mis-behaving [2] Agenda Transcript: Mayors , Boag & Hodgson [3] & Highlights [4] TV3 News/TNS Opinion Poll August 2006 [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00128.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00105.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00106.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00107.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00021.htm


    QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

  • Questions And Answers - Thursday, 7 September 2006 [1]
  • Questions And Answers - Wednesday, 6 September 2006 [2]
  • Questions And Answers - Tuesday, 5 September 2006 [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00189.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00153.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00116.htm


    Local Government: One Auckland To Rule Them All?

    - The four Mayors of Auckland have launched a proposal to overhaul the region into one Auckland. Mayor of Auckland City Dick Hubbard said the new governance structure would provide more grunt. It would streamline governance, speed up progress in the region, and future-proof Auckland. See... One Auckland Plan Launched [1] ALSO:

  • Auckland City - Information further to One Auckland plan [2]
  • NZ Govt - Judith Tizard welcomes One Auckland proposal [3]
  • National - No place for self-preservation in Ak restructuring [4]
  • Public Service Association - PSA Will Be Involved in Local Government Debate [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0609/S00054.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0609/S00063.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00209.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00216.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0609/S00058.htm


    Employment: Entire NZ Union Movement Goes To War With Aussie Corporate Giant

    - The crude use of the power of a corporate against vulnerable workers was how Ross Wilson, the Council of Trade Unions president described the battle between the locked out supermarket workers and their boss Progressive Enterprises – Progressive's parent company is the Australian corporate giant Woolworths. Progressive Enterprises owns Foodtown, Woolworths and Countdown. Union delegates today called for a nationwide boycott of these supermarkets. See... NZ Workers Band Together Against Aussie Corporate [1] ALSO:

  • NDU - Meetings at 12 Noon to Discuss Progressive Offer [2]
  • CTU - Resolution: Progressive Dispute [3]
  • EPMU - Union challenges all MPs to dig deep [4]
  • NDU - Schedule of Escalating Lockout Events [5]
  • Progressive Party - Namesake Should Act Progressively [6]
  • Maritime Union - Union backs distribution workers battle [7]
  • Progressive Enterprises - Statement Re: Maritime Union [8]
  • Greens - Boycott of Progressive Enterprises urged [9]
  • National Distribution Union - First Pay Day With Nothing [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00104.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0609/S00119.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0609/S00097.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0609/S00100.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0609/S00086.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00215.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0609/S00050.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0609/S00130.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00134.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0609/S00047.htm


    Elections: National Says Election Enquiry Shut Down, Wants Irregularities Considered

    - Labour and Green Party members on the Justice & Electoral Select Committee have used their block voting power to stifle the inquiry into the 2005 general election. The National Party members on the committee – Dr Richard Worth, Chris Finlayson and Nicky Wagner – are dissatisfied with the work of the committee. See... National dissatisfied with 2005 election inquiry [1] ALSO:

  • National - Memo to Clark on pledge card: Pay it back! [2]
  • Labour - National needs to come clean on Brethren [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00217.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00239.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00241.htm


    Health: Canterbury Waiting Lists Changes Cause Alarm

    - National’s Health spokesman, Tony Ryall, says Canterbury surgeons have delivered a chilling message to the Labour Government – people will die as a result of the waiting list cull. “The Government has got to stop the cull and actually provide for more operations. Helen Clark can't go on treating sick people with such disregard.” See... Canterbury surgeons say culled patients will die [1] More Health News:

  • National - Fewer operations as Auckland's population grows [2]
  • National - Health boards bill passes first reading [3]
  • NZ Govt - Taskforce to pursue medical training reforms [4]
  • Association of Salaried Medical Specialists - Senior doctors to be more forthright [5]
  • District Health Boards - MRT Strike Notice Deliberate & Cynical [6]
  • Partnership Health Canterbury - New Elective Surgery Funding Welcomed [7]
  • DontRiskOurHealth.com - Aucklanders urge DHBs to review lab contract [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00144.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00147.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00158.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00150.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0609/S00003.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0609/S00016.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0609/S00018.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0609/S00015.htm


    Environment: Most-Publicised Snail Death Ever

    - The Minister of Conservation has confirmed the first death of a highly endangered land snail, which was being relocated so that state-owned Solid Energy could fully exploit its Stockton coal mine. This admission came in response to a written question from Green MP Metiria Turei. The snail was one of 367 remaining rare and endangered Powelliphanta Augustus snails moved by Solid Energy.See... Death of highly endangered snail confirmed [1] ALSO:

  • Save Happy Valley Campaign - Snail death belittles transfer plan [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00201.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0609/S00084.htm


    Housing: Should State Houses Be Allowed In Expensive Neighbourhoods?

    - National's Housing spokesman Phil Heatley is calling on Chris Carter to justify why Labour continues to subsidise one family in a $2 million state home in Auckland while more than 11,000 needy families languish on the HNZ waiting list. "Labour's continuing mismanagement of the housing stock means there are thousands of Kiwi families in desperate need of help who simply aren't getting any." See... $2 million state home in Auckland [1] ALSO:

  • NZ Govt - HNZC to explore future of high value properties [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00141.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00154.htm


    Parliament: Friday Big Day For Brownlee-Bashing, Lie Accusations

    - Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons is demanding an apology from National MPs Gerry Brownlee and Nick Smith over false allegations that today misled the House... Brownlee said he had a document, which had gone either from the Minister to Ms Fitzsimons or vise versa, the implication being that the Minister's answers were pre-scripted for Ms Fitzsimons' questions. This was not the case. See... Brownlee and Smith should be ashamed [1] ALSO:

  • Progressive Party - Gerry Brownlee is not sharp on accuracy [2]
  • National - King confuses public over traffic de-merge report [3]
  • NZ First - Fitzsimons Lies To Public Over Walkout [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00190.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00191.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00212.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00208.htm


    MORE POLITICS HEADLINES:

  • NZ Govt - Hodgson calls for resolution on radiographers [1]
  • NZ Govt - Cunliffe: Going Global without Hollowing Out [2]
  • NZ Govt - National trying to mask Labour's success [3]
  • NZ Govt - Government to co-ordinate NZ-Aust business law [4]
  • NZ Govt - Fairer deal for vulnerable workers [5]
  • National - Chch second city to trial buses run on biodiesel [6]
  • National - www.mccully.co.nz 9 September 2006 [7]
  • National - 2,000 more boys leave school without qualification [8]
  • National - Misused public health money must be paid back [9]
  • National - Debt owed by liable parents tops $1.1 billion [10]
  • National - Radiographer strike will affect thousands [11]
  • National - Key: Address to 'Hollowing Out' Symposium [12]
  • Greens - Folate decision fails consumers [13]
  • Greens - Au Senate seeks action on peak oil – what about NZ [14]
  • Greens - Food label claims be taken with a pinch of salt? [15]
  • Greens - Police Too Eager To Use Taser - Locke [16]
  • United Future - United Future's plan for local government reform [17]
  • United Future - Copeland: Health Minister slack on STDs [18]
  • Maori Party - Health System in a state of Ill-health [19]
  • NZ First - Rural Maternity Services Deteriorating [20]
  • ACT New Zealand - Heather Roy's Diary [21]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00249.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00213.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00236.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00227.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00210.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00250.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00237.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00229.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00228.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00226.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00225.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00205.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00251.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00252.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00231.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00230.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00255.htm
    [18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00211.htm
    [19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00204.htm
    [20] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00257.htm
    [21] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00203.htm

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