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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS:
Scoop Video: Tonga, An Island On The Brink Of Change
RECOMMENDED AUDIO:
Politics: Greens Slam Inconsistent Auditor-General
Audio: Dr Brash Dispenses Pre-Election Relationship Advice
Scoop Satire: Investigate Magazine To Seize On Hot New Rumour
Entertainment: 2006 Golden Jandal Winner Named!
Welfare: If They Weren't Stressed Beforehand They Will Be Now
Foreign Affairs: PM Expresses Shock At Thailand Coup
Disabilities: Car Park Carpetbaggers Under Fire From The Disabled -
Maori Affairs: Academic and Leader Sir Hugh Kawharu Dies In Auckland
Fashion: Fashion.co.nz Wraps Up Day One Of Fashion Week
MORE HEADLINES:

WORLD NEWS:
Newsflash: Richard S. Ehrlich Reports From Bangkok On Thailand's Coup
UN: Bush Takes Credit For What He Calls Middle East Improvements
UN AUDIO NEWS:
MORE WORLD HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
MOTORNET: Karl Ferguson Takes Out A Hot & Economic Red Korean
Torture: Keith Olbermann On The Acceptability Of Thought
Finance: Good Returns Reviews Gareth Morgan's Pension Panic
MORE SCOOP COMMENT & OPINION:
Antiquities: Boston's Looted Antiquities That Italy Wants Back

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics):
Parliament: Maori Party Mark One Year In Parliament, Submits Foreshore Act Repeal
Defence: Government Fails To Hock Planes
NRT: Brethren Miss Clark Govt - Did They Sink Her Swedish Chums?
Environment: Court Sends Whangamata Marina Decision Back To Minister
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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS


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Scoop Video: Tonga, An Island On The Brink Of Change

Scoop
ImageScoop's co-editor Selwyn Manning was in Tonga this week attending a state funeral for the late King Tupou. He reports that Tonga's people now want change, and shortly after attending the solemn occasion, NZ's PM Helen Clark said New Zealand will, should Tonga wish it to, do all it can to help Tonga reform its constitutional monarchy toward a more democratic style of government. See... Scoop Video, Audio & Text report: Tonga - An Island On The Brink [1] ALSO: Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio: Selwyn Manning At the Tongan King's Funeral [2]

  • Scoop's Full Coverage of the King Of Tonga's death [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00282.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00246.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/#king


    RECOMMENDED AUDIO:

    Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio: [1] Selwyn Manning and Radio Adelaide's Peter Godfrey discuss: PM Helen Clark encouraging Tonga to continue with constitutional and democratic reform; Reports had been circulating in Australia about Helen Clark's husband, Peter Davis, we put the record straight; Nats are building up to a leadership coup; and NZ Fashion Week has arrived.


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00264.htm


    Politics: Greens Slam Inconsistent Auditor-General

    - While the Greens are still challenging the basis of the Auditor-General's report, the caucus has agreed that any Green Party Parliamentary spending that is ultimately found to have been outside the rules will be paid back, Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons says. "However, we are not at that point yet. The Auditor-General has not issued his final report, we are still challenging his inconsistent new interpretation of the rules. See... Greens shed light on spending issue [1] ALSO:

  • Scoop Blogwatch - AG Report: Ng & Farrar Tag Team Hide & Norman [2] Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio: - Kevin List On Radio Adelaide: Greens on AG [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00451.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00279.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00283.htm


    Audio: Dr Brash Dispenses Pre-Election Relationship Advice -

    Scoop has obtained a mashed up audio of currently embattled National leader Dr Don Brash offering love advice to the population of Christchurch. During 2005 Dr Brash regularly appeared on Christchurch's RDU – however after an ill-fated attempt at dispensing relationship tips as an 'love advice guru' Dr Brash's chats with the then host of the RDU breakfast show ceased. See... Dr Brash Offers Love Advice (2005) [1] ALSO: Scoop Audio.Kiwi FM: Kiwi FM: List and Wammo on Brash Love Advice [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00262.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00265.htm


    Scoop Satire: Investigate Magazine To Seize On Hot New Rumour

    - In an upcoming issue of Investigate magazine, editor Ian Wishart is expected to present the result of his probe into the alleged relationship between Prime Minister Helen Clark and Don Brash... Wishart is expected to defend his campaign to unveil the implied affair, despite his having found no evidence of it in months of dogged investigation. "Notice that Clark and Brash are never seen together in public?" he will say, "What are they trying to hide?' See... Investigate To Claim Clark/Brash Affair [1] ALSO:

  • Scoop Blogwatch - Ian Wisearse: Smoking Gun - Australian edition [2]
  • Russell Brown - Public Address 18/9/6 - It's Not Catching You Know [3]
  • Nelson Arts Festival - Brash lands bit part in Nelson arts festival [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00242.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00261.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00240.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0609/S00157.htm


    Entertainment: 2006 Golden Jandal Winner Named!

    - The ninth annual Radio Active 89FM Handle the Jandal DIY music awards were held tonight, with Wellington fashionista Sally Tran scooping the field to win the Golden Jandal for the favourite music video. Sally Tran won the award for Charlie Ash’s O’Baby, also picking up the award for Best Concept earlier. The Favourite Music Video was voted by a nationwide txt-vote and the audience at Wellington’s Embassy Theatre. See... Number-8 ‘weirdness’ wins Golden Jandal [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0609/S00181.htm


    Welfare: If They Weren't Stressed Beforehand They Will Be Now -

    National Party Welfare spokeswoman Judith Collins is questioning the Government’s commitment to mental health in light of new figures showing 73 people have been on a benefit for more than a decade due to stress “Given the explosive growth in the sickness and invalids benefits under Labour, more should have been done in the past seven years to rehabilitate those who are suffering stress-related conditions. See... 73 on benefit for more than a decade due to stress [1] ALSO:

  • NZ Govt - Collins gets desperate in attempt to mislead [2]
  • National - Benson-Pope in denial about his own figures

  • [1] -
    http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00437.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00459.htm


    Foreign Affairs: PM Expresses Shock At Thailand Coup

    - Prime Minister Helen Clark today condemned the military coup in Thailand and is calling for an immediate restoration of democracy. She said she was shocked at news of attempts overnight by the Thai Army to overthrow the government. "While details of what is happening are still sketchy, I am deeply disturbed by the reporting out of Thailand. See... NZ condemns Thailand coup [1] ALSO:

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Thai coup: MFAT travel advice [2]
  • Scoop International Coverage - Thai Coup [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00439.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0609/S00225.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/#thai


    Disabilities: Car Park Carpetbaggers Under Fire From The Disabled -

    Too many New Zealand drivers were showing zero respect by preying on the disadvantaged and parking in wheelchair-signed carparks, a leading parking expert said today. New Zealand drivers were abusing the mobility parking scheme, NZ Parking Association chairman Colin Waite said today. He said statistics showed both physically abled and disabled were failing to honour the conditions of use of the scheme. See... Cheating on mobility carparks: Appalling [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0609/S00077.htm


    Maori Affairs: Academic and Leader Sir Hugh Kawharu Dies In Auckland

    - Maoridom has lost one its foremost academics with news of the death of Professor Sir Hugh Kawharu, Minister of Maori Affairs Parekura Horomia said today. Professor Sir Hugh Kawharu was Paramount Chief of Ngati Whatua, Chair of the Ngati Whatua o Orakei Maori Trust Board, and an Emeritus Professor of the University of Auckland having written extensively on issues including the Treaty of Waitangi, ethnicity, and Maori land tenure. See... Maoridom loses one of its foremost academics [1] ALSO:

  • Obituary: Professor Sir Hugh Kawharu [2]
  • NZ Govt - PM Statement on Sir Hugh Kawharu [3]
  • NZ Govt - Tribute to Sir Hugh Kawharu [4]
  • Maori Party - Mourning Loss of Distinctive, Distinguished Leader [5]
  • National - National pays tribute to Sir Hugh Kawharu [6]
  • National - Sir Hugh Kawharu: a gentleman and a scholar [7]
  • Greens - Death of Sir Hugh Kawharu loss to all New Zealand [8]
  • Auckland City Council - Mayor remembers man of grace, dignity and humility [9]
  • University of Auckland - Eminent Maori Figure Mourned [10]
  • Manukau City Council - Death of Sir Hugh Kawharu a great loss [11]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00425.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0609/S00219.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00424.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00435.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00430.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00423.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00454.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00447.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0609/S00170.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0609/S00074.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0609/S00193.htm

    Fashion: Fashion.co.nz Wraps Up Day One Of Fashion Week


    Karen
Walker Eyewear - Day One at Fashion Week is not what you might expect. It is really another day of set up, registration and a final desperate rush for tickets and seating. But in the evening, everyone kicks up their heels for the official opening party, and if you are lucky like we were, at the Karen Walker Eyewear Launch, where I tried on the divine glasses... See... Fashion.co.nz: Fashion Week Day One [1] ALSO:

  • Auckland City Council - Mayoral robes get a Fashion Week makeover [2]
  • Air NZ Fashion Week - Hoodies, Hemlines and Heels - the Catwalk is Open! [3]
  • Air NZ Fashion Week - Huffer, Deborah Sweeney Scoop Up Export Awards [4]
  • Air NZ Fashion Week - 2006 Finalists in Fashion Scholarship Announced [5]
  • Telecom - Telecom Brings Air NZ Fashion Week To The World [6]
  • EGG - Hatching an international plan at home [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00258.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0609/S00158.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0609/S00164.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0609/S00313.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0609/S00151.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0609/S00285.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0609/S00325.htm


    MORE HEADLINES:

  • Brash should follow Australian example on Brethren [1]
  • Allan Peachey recovering from surgery [2]
  • 20 September 2006 - Taser Trial Update [3]
  • Sea lion advice encouraging [4]
  • Time to Grasp the Stadium Nettle [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00449.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00444.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0609/S00233.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0609/S00232.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0609/S00183.htm

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    WORLD NEWS


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    Newsflash: Richard S. Ehrlich Reports From Bangkok On Thailand's Coup

    [1] BANGKOK, Thailand -- Troops from Thailand's U.S.-trained military, backed by tanks and armored personnel carriers, seized the prime minister's office on Tuesday (September 19) night and filled TV screens with propaganda, in a bloodless coup led by a "revolutionary body" to end corruption and stop perceived attacks on the king. "There has been social division like never before," a self-appointed Military Reform Council announced without identifying its members. See… Thailand US Trained Military Mount Bloodless Coup [2] . See also... Scoop Link: Thai Military Launches Coup, Backs King [3] MORE:

  • Tze Ming Mok - Public Address 20/09/06 - Thai Coup Update [4]
  • BACKGROUND TO A COUP:
  • 9 September - Thai Counter-Insurgency Officials Charged With Coup [5]
  • 1 September - 22 Simultaneous Bank Bombs Explode In Thailand [6]
  • 28 August - Thai PM Says Assassination A Coup Attempt [7]
  • 25 August - Assassination Attempt On Thai PM Shinawatra [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00259.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00259.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00260.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00281.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00116.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00013.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00327.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00304.htm


    UN: Bush Takes Credit For What He Calls Middle East Improvements

    - Addressing the United Nations General Assembly today, United States President George W. Bush said peace is taking root in the Middle East and pledged further efforts to help the region’s people solidify progress. See... Bush tells UN peace is taking root in Mid-East [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00365.htm


    UN AUDIO NEWS:

    Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio: [1] General Assembly Update; Annan Praises Role of the UN in Meeting World Challenges - President Bush Urges a More Tolerant and Hopeful Society in the Middle East - UN Envoy Puts Forward Proposals to Revive Darfur Peace Plan - Annan Warns All Out Civil War in Iraq if Violence Persists Much Longer - UN Anti-Drug Czar Calls for Measures to Counter the Drug Cultivation in Afghanistan.


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00364.htm


    MORE WORLD HEADLINES:

  • Middle-East - Mid-East "Epicentre Of Global Instability" - Chirac [1]
  • Global - Massive Dev. Investment Flows Expected From Kyoto [2]
  • Tajikistan - UN Appeals For $1 Million For Earthquake Relief [3]
  • Africa - Darfur Peace Deal Needs Fresh Discussions [4]
  • Africa - Pace Of Somalis Fleeing Fighting Picks Up [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00363.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00360.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00358.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00348.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00341.htm


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    MOTORNET: Karl Ferguson Takes Out A Hot & Economic Red Korean

    - When it comes to cars, $16,690 is not a lot of money to hand over for a brand spanking new model. In fact, you can’t do any better, and with its new Picanto, Kia is clearly banking on this to ensure its latest effort rolls off the showroom door. Prior to picking up the Picanto, I had spent a week behind the wheel of Mercedes’ S500 uber sedan, so I had a pretty good idea of what people expect in a $280,000 luxury car. But what do people expect at the opposite end of the market? What will your hard-earned dollars buy you? See... MOTORNET: Picanto Style [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00277.htm


    Torture: Keith Olbermann On The Acceptability Of Thought

    - The President of the United States owes this country an apology. It will not be offered, of course. He does not realize its necessity. There are now none around him who would tell him or could. The last of them, it appears, was the very man whose letter provoked ... See... Keith Olbermann: Bush Owes Us an Apology [1] MORE COMMENT ON BUSH'S PLANS TO LEGALISE TORTURE:

  • Bernard Weiner - Control the Dictionary, Control the World [2]
  • Robert Parry - Bush's Way or the Highway [3]
  • William Fisher - The 3rd Rail of Bush's Dictionary [4]
  • EARLIER RELATED NEWS:
  • Scoop Links - Editorials: WashPost & NYT On Bush Torture Policy [5]
  • Sherwood Ross - FBI Agents - US Using Wrong Interrogation Methods [6]
  • Larry C. Johnson - George Bush, Whirling Dervish [7]
  • President Bush - Presser On Terror Legislation 9/06 [8] & Radio Address [9]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00274.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00273.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00255.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00250.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00235.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00227.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00218.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00295.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00294.htm


    Finance: Good Returns Reviews Gareth Morgan's Pension Panic

    - Warning: This book is intended to scare you. Its message is keep saving, but clean up your act when it comes to investing those savings for your retirement, or its milk arrowroots and mittens in Bluff for you. Pension Panic will show you just how many investment advisers and managed funds rip you to bits, and help you to avoid the traps. Author and economist, Gareth Morgan, dispels some of the mythology, hype and bluster that can cloud your judgement when it comes to planning for a secure future. See... Pension Panic - Tough Talk On Sorting Your Finance [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00272.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENT & OPINION:

  • Richard S. Ehrlich - Burma Boasts At UN Of Big Northern Friends [1]
  • Russell Brown & Ors. - Public Address 20/09/06 - All Kinds Of Crazy Stuff [2]
  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For September 19, 2006 [3] , September 18, 2006 [4]
  • Sarah Olson - Marching Against the Freedom Agenda [5] & Sarah Olson: Lieutenant Watada Faces New Charges [6]
  • Sherwood Ross - How USA Reversed Its Policy on Bombing Civilians [7]
  • Al Gore - Global Warming Is the Immediate Crisis [8]
  • Narconews - Nancy Davies: Oaxaca's Cry For Independence [9]
  • Evelyn Pringle - Device-Maker Medtronic Weighed Down With Lawsuits [10]
  • Jim Shultz - Bolivia's Political Revolution – Nine Months On [11]
  • UQ Wire - Scheer - Gaping Holes in the 9/11 Narrative [12]
  • Ramzy Baroud - Murdoch Almighty: When Public Loses Opinion [13]
  • Dr. Abbas Bakhtiar - Dr. Abbas Bakhtiar - Afghanistan: More Of The Same [14]
  • Rajat KC - The Maoist Quest for Chinese Support [15]
  • Kamala Sarup - Children Are Victims Of Terrorism [16]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00276.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00275.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00280.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00251.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00271.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00249.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00270.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00269.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00268.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00267.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00266.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00254.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00253.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00252.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00248.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00247.htm


    Antiquities: Boston's Looted Antiquities That Italy Wants Back

    - With Boston's Museum of Fine Arts nearing an accord with Italy over its collection of classical art acquired primarily from Italy both before and after the1983 UNESCO curb on antiquities trafficking - I thought it might be interesting to revisit a conversation I had with Cornelius Vermeule III, MFA's "swashbuckling" curator of classical art for almost 40 years (1957-1996). Vermeule has also shared a long friendship with Bob Hecht, the dealer now on trial in Rome for antiquities trafficking, and he's acquired important antiquities from him as well -- like the beautiful statue of Sabina -- in which Hecht acted as "agent" for the November 1979 transaction. Hecht also sold an oil flask (lekythos) to MFA in November 1989, and in 1991, a South Italian amphora that he first owned was sold to the museum, depicting the murder of Atreus. See... Ancient Art Italy Wants Back From Boston's MFA [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00210.htm


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    Parliament: Maori Party Mark One Year In Parliament, Submits Foreshore Act Repeal

    - As the nation mourns the loss of another great Maori leader, the words of a well-known whakatauaki have come to mind: Hinga atu he tete kura, ara mai he tete kura. As one red frond falls, another red frond rises. This proverb speaks to us of the process of renewal or rejuvenation which is always associated with the sorrow of death. The sadness of our people is immense - as we reflect on those distinctive and irreplaceable leaders of our time whom we have lost in the last space of time. See... Sharples: The First Year as a Parliamentary Team [1] ALSO:

  • Maori Party - Turia: The Importance of the Maori Seats [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00438.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00452.htm


    Defence: Government Fails To Hock Planes

    - National Party Defence spokesman Murray McCully is calling on the Defence Minister to provide a full explanation on the lack of progress with the sale of the Air Force Skyhawk and Aermacchis one year after the Government announced a successful sale. “The deal is looking like pre-election window dressing, with no substance to back it up.” See... Explanation needed on Skyhawks so-called sale [1] ALSO:

  • ACT - Mothballed Aermacchis A Government Embarrassment [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00417.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00434.htm


    NRT: Brethren Miss Clark Govt - Did They Sink Her Swedish Chums?

    - Hardworking weblog researcher No Right Turn writes that in the Swedish election, the centre-right campaign may have been assisted by the money of the Exclusive Brethren... The centre-left Swedish Government was much admired by New Zealand's Prime Minister Helen Clark whose own Government and potential allies came under fire from the Exclusive Brethren in the 2005 election campaign. See... NRT: The Brethren smear in Sweden as well [1] ALSO:

  • Scoop Link - Religious sect backs Nationals in run-up to poll [2]
  • Labour - Brash should follow Australian example on Brethren [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00241.htm
    [2] - http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/sect-backs-nationals-in-state-poll-runup/2006/09/18/1158431645205.html?page=fullpage#contentSwap1
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00449.htm


    Environment: Court Sends Whangamata Marina Decision Back To Minister

    - Conservation Minister Chris Carter’s excuses for breaking the law in the Whangamata Marina case do not wash and are not grounds for appeal, says National’s Environment spokesman, Nick Smith. “Mr Carter’s excuses smack of desperation." See... Whangamata: Minister’s excuses don’t wash [1] ALSO:

  • NZ Govt - Carter comments on Whangamata Marina case [2]
  • National - Carter must resign over Whangamata fiasco [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00416.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00419.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00410.htm


    MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES:

  • NZ Govt - Cullen: The NZ economy and its place in Asia [1]
  • NZ Govt - Millions more for communities [2]
  • NZ Govt - Minister announces orange roughy catch reduction [3]
  • NZ Govt - Taking the lead on pay and employment equity [4]
  • NZ Govt - NZ and South American more or less neighbours [5]
  • NZ Govt - Goff: Cairns Group Farm Leaders lunch [6]
  • NZ Govt - Launch of spectacular military pageant [7]
  • NZ Govt - $1.8 mil Biofunds boost to private conservation [8]
  • NZ Govt - Dyson marks Deaf Awareness Week [9]
  • NZ Govt - Action Plan for Counties Manukau and Otahuhu youth [10]
  • NZ Govt/Greens - Nutrition Fund for healthier eating in schools [11]
  • Labour - Brash should explain claims on misleading public [12]
  • National - Cullen lacks credibility on tax cuts [13]
  • National - Labour red faced over leaky building 'beat up' [14]
  • National - Key Labour youth crime programme fails [15]
  • National - CYF removes babies in increasing numbers [16]
  • National - Youth gangs: Expand, review - what's new? [17]
  • National - On-the-spot domestic violence orders welcome [18]
  • National - Obesity education should not be left to schools al [19]
  • National - National would invoke WTO process over apple ban [20]
  • Greens - Chicken carnage revealed in MAF report [21]
  • Greens - Recycling Day only underlines need for regulation [22]
  • United Future - Turner slams Canterbury University move [23]
  • United Future - Need for complaints authority [24]

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    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00421.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00415.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00426.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00453.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00443.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00442.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00440.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00436.htm
    [18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00428.htm
    [19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00427.htm
    [20] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00414.htm
    [21] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00450.htm
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