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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS:
Politics: Too Late To Woo Nat Caucus Over Brethren Fiasco?
Transport: No Money To Save The Overlander - Did it All Go On Orgasm Research?
Environment: Oh No! No Ozone!
Fashion News: Scoop wraps up coverage of the Air NZ Fashion Week
Foreign Affairs: Peters Front-Foots Pacific Leadership At UN
Arts: Weird And Wonderful Images Of the WOW Standout Designs
MORE HEADLINES:
Scoop Satire: Politicians Resort To 'I Won't Fight If She Won't Fight' Tactics
Scoop IV: Phil O'Reilly On The Business Of NZ Business -

WORLD NEWS:
African States Seek Permanent Position on Security Council
Pacific Leaders Urged To Stop Tuna Stock Foreign Exploitation
UN AUDIO NEWS:
MORE WORLD HEADLINES:
Thai Coup Update: Richard S. Ehrlich Reports On Post Coup Developments In Bangkok

SCOOP COLUMNS:
China: Emma Moore Kiwi Expat- Letter From China
Politics: Anne Else Assesses The Relativities Of Political Offence
Antiquities: Suzan Mazur Finds A (Possibly) Looted Treasure In Ohio
Elections: A Majority Of Americans Lack Confidence In Election '04
Satan: Hugo Chavez Calls President Bush The Devil
Religion: Uri Avnery On The Pope's Trouble With Intolerance
Environment: Catherine Austin Fitts Reviews An Inconvenient Truth
Torture: President Bush's Torture Amnesty Legislation
MORE SCOOP COMMENT & OPINION:

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics):
POLITICAL NEWSLETTERS:
Foreign Affairs: Politicians Take World Trips Instead of Holidays
Religion: Father Mulcahy A NZ hospital Needs You!
Politics: Greens Slam Inconsistent Auditor-General
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Politics: Too Late To Woo Nat Caucus Over Brethren Fiasco?

Don
Brash National Party Leader Don Brash is rejecting as 'Labour Party spin' attempts to connect the National Party with the Exclusive Brethren. Dr Don Brash says he rejects and condemns any group that would stoop to using private detectives to spy on politicians or their families. But can he save his own skin? See... Brash takes Brethren issue to caucus [1] ALSO:

  • Labour - Brash flip-flop shows he's lost control of caucus [2]
  • Labour - Dr Brash turns back the clock to Orewa again [3]
  • Labour - Extent of National's Brethren lies now clear [4]
  • Labour - Don Brash needs to speak for himself [5]
  • TV One - AGENDA Highlights: Brash Meets Brethren Again [6] & AGENDA Transcript: Don Brash & Pete Hodgson 23/9/6 [7]
  • Progressive Party - Anderton gives Open Response to Brethren [8]
  • Scoop Link - SST - Brethren cost Nats win: Rich [9]
  • Labour - Don Brash must go [10]
  • Scoop Backgrounder - Don Brash, Civil Unions & The Exclusive Brethren (2005) [11]
  • Scoop Backgrounder - Dunne's Relationship With The Brethren [12]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00528.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00531.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00536.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00512.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00525.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00337.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00336.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00519.htm
    [9] - http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/sundaystartimes/0,2106,3807237a6005,00.html
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00511.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00237.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00122.htm


    Transport: No Money To Save The Overlander - Did it All Go On Orgasm Research?

    Acting Finance Minister Trevor Mallard said today that Cabinet had decided against further financial support for the Overlander service. "Were the government to subsidise the Overlander, it would require $1.75 million per annum to maintain. In considering potential rail subsidies, ministers were aware that there are a large number of other infrastructure areas where extra government funding could provide benefit. See... Mallard: Overlander statement [1] ALSO:

  • Greens - Greens plead with Government to save Overlander [2]
  • National - Sex study award needs scrutiny [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00537.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00527.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00520.htm


    Environment: Oh No! No Ozone!

    - New Zealanders may be surprised to learn that New Zealand has been increasing its use of ozone-destroying methyl bromide, the Green Party says. "On a day when we are suffering from high UV levels as a result of the ozone hole overhead, it seems crazy that we are not cutting our use of methyl bromide," says Russel Norman, Green Party Co-Leader.See... Renewed effort needed to reduce ozone chemicals [1] EARLIER:

  • NIWA - Low ozone air forecast over New Zealand [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00524.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0609/S00040.htm


    Fashion News: Scoop wraps up coverage of the Air NZ Fashion Week

    - Scoop notes with thanks the assistance and exclusive contribution to our coverage by www.fashionz.co.nz. Coverage includes: Arguably the most anticipated show on the schedule, and the final show of the week, Zambesi gave us sexy edginess in a directional show. Held at the Westhaven Marina, the show commenced with searchlights strobing the venue and ambient spooky music, which progressed into the Jaws soundtrack – somehow this managed not to be cheesy! See... Scoop's Full Coverage of Air NZ Fashion Week [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00368.htm


    Foreign Affairs: Peters Front-Foots Pacific Leadership At UN

    - "In the Auckland declaration of 2004, Pacific leaders committed themselves to a 'region that is respected for the quality of its governance, the sustainable management of its resources, the full observance of democratic values and for its defence and promotion of human rights'. These are ambitious goals. Translating them into reality means hard work by all Pacific countries. This is a challenge we accept," Winston Peters said. See… Peters Delivers Speech To UN General Assembly [1] ALSO:

  • SeeWhat The Other Politicians Are Doing About The Globe
  • [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00507.htm
    [2] - #globe


    Arts: Weird And Wonderful Images Of the WOW Standout Designs -

    20 664 plastic collar stays, have secured a place in the Montana World of WearableArt® show hall of fame for Auckland pattern maker Rodney Leong. The Love of Icarus, is inspired by the quote “On certain night, when there is a full moon and the stars lay cast out, a shadowy figure can be seen floating within the moon.” See... Rodney Leong wins Montana Supreme WOW Award [1] ALSO:

  • NZ Govt - PM: Speech At Wearable Arts Function [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0609/S00240.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00510.htm


    MORE HEADLINES:

  • Sex study award needs scrutiny [1]
  • Management Weakness in NZ Businesses - CTU [2]
  • Devlin Found To Have Breached BSA [3]
  • Are omega-3 products really the good oil? [4]
  • Trust continues campaign against the hidden killer [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00520.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0609/S00277.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0609/S00274.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0609/S00046.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0609/S00091.htm


    Scoop Satire: Politicians Resort To 'I Won't Fight If She Won't Fight' Tactics

    - Personal attacks have no place in politics according to National Party Leader Don Brash, and only a poo-brain like Helen Clark would resort to them. "My response to Helen Clark is this," said Dr Brash, "'I know you're corrosive and cancerous, but what am I?'" See... Lyndon Hood: Next Week In Politics [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00313.htm


    Scoop IV: Phil O'Reilly On The Business Of NZ Business -

    Earlier this week Scoop went to get the good oil on the relationship between the Labour government and Business, the stoush between Progressive Enterprises and the National Distribution Union, and employment relations in NZ from the Chief Executive of NZ's largest business lobby group – Phil O'Reilly of Business NZ. See... Scoop IV: Business NZ's Phil O'Reilly [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00306.htm


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    WORLD NEWS


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    African States Seek Permanent Position on Security Council

    - Joining their voices to numerous others calling for reform of the Security Council at this year’s General Assembly debate, leaders of West African countries have urged granting Africa a permanent seat on the powerful body. See... West African Countries Urge Reform [1] ALSO:

  • Darfur Crisis Threatens Entire Region [2]
  • African Countries Underline Extreme Poverty At UN [3]
  • Government Aircraft Bomb Darfur Villages: UN [4]
  • Uganda: War Crimes Amnesty For Rebels Is Necessary [5]
  • International Day of T.U Action on Zimbabwe [6]
  • Côte D’Ivoire: UN Health Team Helps In Emergency [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00446.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00445.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00439.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00431.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00438.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00437.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00427.htm


    Pacific Leaders Urged To Stop Tuna Stock Foreign Exploitation

    - Suva, Fiji Islands. Tuna stocks in the Pacific are critically overfished and this is detrimental for the future of Pacific Islanders said PACFAW Trustee/Administrator, Susana Tuisawau . Reacting to a science report launched by Greenpeace , which states that Bigeye and Yellowfin Tuna will be critically overfished in three years time. Mrs Tuisawau said women in the Pacific rely very heavily on tuna as their main source of protein. See... Get up! Stand up! Pacific Island leaders told. [1] ALSO:

  • Pacific - Vulnerability Of Small Island States Examined [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00436.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00450.htm


    UN AUDIO NEWS:

    Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio: [1] First Week of the UN General Assembly Draws To A Close - UN Expert Says Torture in Iraq Maybe Worse Now - Time to Rebuild Shattered Bridge to Peace in Mideast: Annan - UN Reports Indiscriminate Bombing in Darfur by Sudan Armed Forces - Security Challenges Facing the World are Real: UK - South Korea Says UN Charter Grants Members Flexibility to Meet New Threats - Russian Urges Negotiations to Resolve Non-Proliferation Issues


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00454.htm


    MORE WORLD HEADLINES:

  • Nauru - Nauru Wary of Cuban Doctor Plans for Pacific [1]
  • Fiji - Military Leader Says He Will Not Be Silenced [2]
  • Global - Military Spending Set to Top Cold War High [3]
  • Human Rights - Mandela to Become Amnesty International Ambassador [4]
  • Pakistan - ‘Free Kashmir’ Far From Free [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00482.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00480.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00475.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00469.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00467.htm


    Thai Coup Update: Richard S. Ehrlich Reports On Post Coup Developments In Bangkok

    - BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thailand's new constitution should boost the right to strike and form unions, end discrimination against politicians without Bachelor's degrees, nationalize public and security infrastructure, and allow people to vote from any ballot box in the country, reformists said. See... Thailand's New Constitution May Open Up Democracy [1] ALSO:

  • Richard S. Ehrlich - Thailand Coup Protests, Petitions & Prosecutions [2]
  • Richard S. Ehrlich - Thai Coup Leaders Pursue Shinawatra Collaborators [3]
  • Richard S. Ehrlich - Thailand US Trained Military Mount Bloodless Coup [4]
  • Scoop Link: Thai Military Launches Coup, Backs King [5]
  • Tze Ming Mok - Public Address 20/09/06 - Thai Coup Update [6]
  • BACKGROUND TO A COUP:
  • 9 September - Thai Counter-Insurgency Officials Charged With Coup [7]
  • 1 September - 22 Simultaneous Bank Bombs Explode In Thailand [8]
  • 28 August - Thai PM Says Assassination A Coup Attempt [9]
  • 25 August - Assassination Attempt On Thai PM Shinawatra [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00338.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00335.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00312.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00259.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00260.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00281.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00116.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00013.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00327.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00304.htm

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    China: Emma Moore Kiwi Expat- Letter From China

    - There is no shortage of inches devoted to China in the New Zealand media. China’s economy, top companies, financial institutions, trade surpluses, trading relationships, savings and spending rates… Are you detecting a theme? Yes, all of these stories appear in the same section – the business section. See... Emma Moore: China - Just A Pile Of Stats? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00330.htm


    Politics: Anne Else Assesses The Relativities Of Political Offence

    - Interesting choice of words in the headlines this week. Helen Clark was described as “furious” and “bitter”, “savage” and “lashing out”, over the ludicrous insinuations about her husband’s sexuality, and the fact that the Exclusive Brethren had hired a private investigator to scurry around him, her, and senior Labour ministers. See... Letter from Elsewhere: The Adjectives Of Outrage [1] RELATED:

  • Russell Brown - Public Address 25/09/06 - Cuckoo? [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00363.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00362.htm


    Antiquities: Suzan Mazur Finds A (Possibly) Looted Treasure In Ohio

    - After an online search for the whereabouts of the fabulous "Medea in Flight" vase featured in my recent story about artifacts Italy wants back from Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, it appears that the Red-figure Calyx Krater, 5th/early 4th Century BC is now in the Cleveland Musuem collection. Once part of Bunker Hunt's hoard, it was auctioned at Sotheby's in June 1990 along with the signed Euphronios vase and wine cup, and sold above estimates for $360,000 (plus tax). See... Cleveland's Got Prized South Italian Medea Vase [1] & Ancient Art Italy Wants Back From Boston's MFA [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00366.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00210.htm


    Elections: A Majority Of Americans Lack Confidence In Election '04

    - At their lowest points of popularity, do you recall anyone who claimed that Presidents’ Carter and Nixon stole their elections or that they didn’t win fair and square? Did any analysts or activist groups clam massive election fraud in the elections ... See... Zogby Poll - Voters Question Outcome Of '04 Election [1] RELATED:

  • Harvey Wasserman - Film Review: "Stealing America...Vote by Vote" [2]
  • R F Kennedy Jr.: - Scoop Link: Will the Next Election Be Hacked? [3]
  • Scoop Link - New York Times Editorial - Keep Away the Vote [4]
  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For September 24, 2006 [5] , September 23 [6] , September 22 [7] , September 21 [8] & September 20 [9]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00346.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00345.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00333.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00324.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00359.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00355.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00352.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00332.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00309.htm


    Satan: - Hugo Chavez Calls President Bush The Devil

    - I’m no fan of Hugo Chavez. He has all the earmarks of a demagogue, and has repressed dissent in Venezuela. But his UN performance, mixing theater with truth, was astounding. Delivering a line with panache that will go down in the annals of history, he said, ... See... Martin LeFevre: Is The Devil In The White House? [1] MORE:

  • Greg Palast - Chavez' Comments: Strategy Or Ravings Of Madman? [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00361.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00326.htm


    Religion: Uri Avnery On The Pope's Trouble With Intolerance

    - Since the days when Roman Emperors threw Christians to the lions, the relations between the emperors and the heads of the church have undergone many changes. See... Uri Avnery: Muhammad's Sword [1] MORE:

  • Remi Kanazi - Tolerating Intolerance [2]
  • Tanveer Jafri - Pope Issue: Foes Of The Islam? [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00360.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00319.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00316.htm


    Environment: Catherine Austin Fitts Reviews An Inconvenient Truth

    - The day after 9-11, a person whom I respect and care about a great deal said to me, "George Bush was anointed by God for a time such as this." He then asked me what I thought. I said that I thought that the Bush family was anointed by financial fraud, narcotics trafficking, and pedophilia. Stunned, he said, "If that is true, then it's hopeless." I replied that things were far from hopeless, but that for me solutions started with faith in a divine intelligence rather than affirming a dependent relationship with organized crime. See... The Real Deal: The Source Of Hopelessness [1] MORE:

  • Charles Shaw - Review: "An Inconvenient Truth" [2]
  • Dave McArthur - The Inconvenient Truth About An Inconvenient Truth [3]
  • Rosalea Barker - An Inconvenient Truth (aka MI 4.5?) [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00358.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00115.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00400.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00375.htm


    Torture: President Bush's Torture Amnesty Legislation

    - The United States is following the lead of "dirty war" nations, such as Argentina and Chile, in enacting what amounts to an amnesty law protecting U.S. government operatives, apparently up to and including President George W. Bush, who have committed ... See... Robert Parry: Bush's "Dirty War" Amnesty Law [1] MORE:

  • Robert Parry - Bush Shields Dad on Chile Terrorism [2]
  • Scoop Link New York Times Editorial - A Bad Bargain [3]
  • Mark W. Bradley - Satire: Wallace Pulls A Boehner [4]
  • Thom Hartmann - Reclaiming The Issues: "Keep George Out Of Jail" [5]
  • Scoop Link - CIA Refused to Operate Secret Jails [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00356.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00350.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00348.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00344.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00327.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00325.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENT & OPINION:

  • Rosalea Barker - Stateside: Just Another Day In The Tank [1]
  • Mark Drolette - Bombing People Really Pisses Them Off – Report [2]
  • Atlanta Progressive News - Amy Goodman Scolds Corporate Media In Atlanta [3]
  • Michel Chossudovsky - Militarization & Deconstruction of North America [4] & Who Benefits From Afghan Opium Trade [5]
  • Evelyn Pringle - Merck Insurance Carriers Jump Ship Over Vioxx [6] , FDA Needs To Ban Accutane [7] & 500 Ortho-Evra Birth Control Patch Victims Sue [8]
  • Dahr Jamail - AP Propaganda About Iraq [9]
  • Ramzy Baroud - The Next Palestinian Struggle [10]
  • UQ Wire - Pentagon's 911 Claim Debunked by Inspector General [11] & Chossudovsky - Who Is Osama Bin Laden? [12]
  • Sherwood Ross - Quitting Iraq With Honor Impossible [13]
  • Siddhi B. Ranjitkar - Coups And Kings [14]
  • Russell Brown & Ors. - Public Address 22/09/06 - Tally Ho! [15]
  • David Miller - The Impact of Iraq on the War on Terror [16]
  • Abukar Arman - A Blink of an Eye Could Derail the Somali Peace [17]
  • Robert Parry - The Bushes and the Truth About Iran [18]
  • John Chuckman -
  • Norman Solomon - The Hollow Media Promise of Digital Technology [19]
  • Guest Opinion - Decommissioning Dilemma of the Maoist in Nepal [20]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00367.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00365.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00364.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00320.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00357.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00354.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00347.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00317.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00353.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00351.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00349.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00315.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00343.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00342.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00331.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00329.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00328.htm
    [18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00323.htm
    [19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00322.htm
    [20] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00314.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)


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    POLITICAL NEWSLETTERS:

    - Molesworth & Featherston (Weekend) – Sept 23rd 200 [1] - Transtasman Political Letter – 21 September Digest [2] -One News Colmar Brunton poll: Nats 49% Lab 38% [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00339.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00310.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00340.htm


    Foreign Affairs: Politicians Take World Trips Instead of Holidays

    - Peters to the UN: New Zealand remains unwavering in its support for the United Nations. Our commitment has not changed since we helped found this organization 61 years ago. Events of this past year have only reinforced our belief that the world would be substantially worse without the United Nations. See... Peters Speech To United Nations [1] ALSO:

  • NZ Govt - NZ signs treaty for protection of UN personnel [2]
  • NZ Govt - Cullen: London business lunch [3]
  • ACT - Hide: Institute of Economic Affairs, London [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00507.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00462.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00515.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00494.htm


    Religion: Father Mulcahy A NZ hospital Needs You!

    The first ever annual appeal for Hospital Chaplains kicks off this week with the launch of the inaugural Hospital Chaplains week. "Hospital Chaplains provide much needed support for patients, relatives and hospital staff but because their work is very much behind the scenes, we don't often hear about the great work they do, Minister of Health Pete Hodgson said today. "Health care is about much more that physical well-being. See... First ever Hospital Chaplains appeal launched [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00516.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:

  • National - Clark's gaffe over AG shows she's losing her grip [2]
  • Scoop Blogwatch - AG Report: Ng & Farrar Tag Team Hide & Norman [3] Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio: - Kevin List On Radio Active: Greens on AG [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00451.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00492.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00279.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00283.htm


    MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES:

  • NZ Govt - NZ welcomes Australian stance on bottom trawling [1]
  • NZ Govt - Mallard: Speech to launch of nutrition report [2]
  • NZ Govt - Reforms to Benefit Landlords and Tenants [3]
  • NZ Govt - Opuha Dam report shows impressive results [4]
  • National - No Government funding for top apprentices [5]
  • National - Prisoners get state-of-the-art TVs [6]
  • National - Sex study award needs scrutiny [7]
  • National - Budgeting help needed urgently for beneficiaries [8]
  • National - Exodus to Aust continues unabated [9]
  • National - Hodgson hypocritical on obesity [10]
  • United Future - Copeland supports ban on cell phone use [11]
  • United Future - Department of Corrections has head in the sand [12]
  • Greens - Greens defend Minister's right to decide on marina [13]
  • Maori Party - Turia: The Removal of Treaty Related Legislation [14]
  • Maori Party - Summit a Key Forum to discuss Maori Achievement [15]
  • Maori Party - Tariana Turia: ‘Being a Maori Woman in Politics’ [16]
  • Maori Party - Marae Digipoll Endorses Hard Work of Maori Party [17]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00517.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00508.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00499.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00498.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00522.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00521.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00520.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00518.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00504.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00496.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00502.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00493.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00534.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00514.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00535.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00509.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00506.htm

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