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TODAY'S TOP SCOOP STORIES


SCOOP LEAD STORY
Politics: Peters Takes Swipe At Brash Over Mono-Cultural Agenda

NEW ZEALAND LEAD:
Business News: Tower Says KiwiSaver Critics Should Focus On Long-Term Savings Habits
Social News: Smoking Ban Popular In New Zealand
Politics News: National Congratulates Hodgson For Breaking 'Pledge Card' Ranks
Arts News: Ballet and Tango Extravaganza Hits Auckland

SCOOP INTERNATIONAL LEAD STORY:
Solomons Islands: New Attorney General Arrested in PNG for Alleged Child Sex
UN AUDIO NEWS:
International Law: Senate Passes Bush Torture Bill
Scoop Audio: - U.S. President George W. Bush urges Senate to pass Torture Bill into Legislation.

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SCOOP LEAD STORY
Politics: Peters Takes Swipe At Brash Over Mono-Cultural Agenda
Winston Peters - NZ First leader Winston Peters has taken a swipe at his National Party counterpart, Don Brash, while addressing the Maori Women's Welfare League, stating: "For the current National Party leader to inanely link being Maori to a quantum of blood highlights not only his profound ignorance of what underpins culture and language, but also reveals a venal intent to assimilate and destroy all that is good about Maori culture and heritage." See… Peters' Speech To Maori Women's Welfare League

ALSO:

  • NZ Govt - Maori women key to NZ economic growth [1]
  • NZ Govt - Dalziel Speech: Maori Women's Welfare League [2]
  • Maori Party - Turia Speech: Wiremu Parata Waipunahau [3]
  • Auckland University of Technology - Brash ‘Mistaken’ over Treaty [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00002.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00001.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00009.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0610/S00001.htm


    NEW ZEALAND LEAD:

    Business News: Tower Says KiwiSaver Critics Should Focus On Long-Term Savings Habits [1] - With more changes to the Government's proposal on the taxation of investment income, TOWER Investments says that it is important that critics don't lose sight of its main goal, to encourage a long-term savings habit and asset accumulation among New Zealanders and remove tax considerations from the investment decision. See... Tax changes could affect KiwiSaver [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0610/S00006.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0610/S00006.htm


    Social News: Smoking Ban Popular In New Zealand

    - More New Zealanders than ever support the ban on smoking in pubs, bars and nightclubs, according to a survey for the Ministry of Health. Figures from the study "Reducing exposure to second hand smoke" show that 82 per cent of respondents approve of the total smoking ban – up from 74 per cent in 2005 and 61 per cent in 2004. See... Growing support for smoking ban [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00010.htm


    Politics News: National Congratulates Hodgson For Breaking 'Pledge Card' Ranks

    - National Party MP Bill English is congratulating Pete Hodgson for breaking ranks to confirm Helen Clark’s pledge card was ‘electioneering’. “I’m only disappointed it’s taken him months to reach the same conclusion as everyone else. Helen Clark now has a responsibility to reimburse taxpayers for the pledge card spending without further delay.” See... Clark’s pledge card argument falls apart [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00007.htm


    Arts News: Ballet and Tango Extravaganza Hits Auckland -

    Iñaki Urlezaga, former principle dancer of The Royal Ballet of London, and his company BALLET CONCIERTO are set to dazzle tempo audiences in their premiere New Zealand performance at Sky City Theatre on October 4. Ballet Concierto combines ballet and elements of tango and promise an exciting and fiery performance.” See... Ballet Concierto [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0610/S00002.htm


    MORE HEADLINES:

  • Progress on International Older Person's Day [1]
  • Split Vote on Abortion Research [2]
  • 25 NZers Infected by Deadly Virus Every Week [3]
  • A Recreation Division of DOC Proposed [4]
  • New Store Proud to Be New Zealand Made - Norsewear [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00006.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0610/S00002.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0610/S00001.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00003.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0610/S00002.htm


    SCOOP INTERNATIONAL LEAD STORY:
    Solomons Islands: New Attorney General Arrested in PNG for Alleged Child Sex

    - Papua New Guinea police have arrested the Solomon Islands attorney general, Julian Moti, on alleged child sex offences. The arrest was announced by the Australian minister for justice and customs, Chris Ellison. See... Solomons AG arrested in PNG for alleged child sex [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00628.htm


    UN AUDIO NEWS:
    Scoop Audio:

    General Assembly Wraps Up Annual Global Debate - Ethiopia Says It's Ready to Normalize Relations with Eritrea - Children Paying the Price for Lack of Clean Water and Sanitation: UNICEF -Worsening Security Situation in Afghanistan Impacting Human Rights: Arbour - ICT Forum Drafts Ways to Bring Internet to Remote Areas. UN Audio News

    [1] - http://img.scoop.co.nz/media/audio/0609/UN_brief_28_9_06.m3u


    MORE WORLD HEADLINES:

  • Global - EU Calls For Action Against Destructive Deep Sea Fishing [1]
  • India - In “Irresponsible Act”, Six Journalists Injured [2]
  • Vanuatu - Landowners Agree On Terms With NZ Investor [3]
  • Fiji - Landowners reclaim Savusavu [4]
  • Eritrea - Security Council Resolutions Breached [5]
  • Iraq/Australia - Attack on Australian Soldiers in Southern Iraq [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00643.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00641.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00637.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00630.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00619.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00616.htm


    International Law: Senate Passes Bush Torture Bill

    - Washington - The House approved legislation Wednesday giving the Bush administration authority to interrogate and prosecute terrorism detainees, moving President Bush to the edge of a pre-election victory with a key piece of his anti-terror plan. See... Link: US Congress Passes Bill on Terror/Torture [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00438.htm


    ALSO:

    USA: Congress rubber stamps torture & other abuses [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00627.htm


    Scoop Audio:

    Scoop Audio.U.S. President George W. Bush urges Senate to pass Torture Bill into Legislation.

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