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TODAY'S TOP SCOOP STORIES


SCOOP LEAD STORY
Politics: NZ Cannot Hunt Down Uncharged French Saboteur
NEW ZEALAND LEAD:
Politics News: Harawira Invites Brash To Repeat Maori Comments On The Marae
Land Rights: Tuhoe Blockades Urewera Road In Protest Against Forest Sale
Environment: Five K Bounty Offered For Glow-Worm-Tormenting Ratbags
Headlines and Weather:
SCOOP INTERNATIONAL LEAD STORY:
Arms Industry: Global Arms Industry Exploiting Major Loopholes
UN Audio News:
World Headlines:

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SCOOP LEAD STORY
Politics: NZ Cannot Hunt Down Uncharged French Saboteur

Text and Audio - Scoop's Kevin List reports Prime Minister Helen Clark has ruled out hunting down the uncharged third French spy who has been fingered as blowing up Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior in Auckland Harbour in 1985. The alleged saboteur, Gerard Royal, has attracted attention in France due to the fact he is the brother of Segolene Royal , who is a contender in next year's French presidential elections. On another matter, the PM is however considering legal action against the Brethren's P.I. See... French Spies, Kiwi Spies and Private Eyes [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00005.htm


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NEW ZEALAND LEAD:

Trade News: NZ-China Trade Talks "Meaningful" Says Goff [1] - "New Zealand and China had worthwhile and wide-ranging consultations at the second Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) meeting in Auckland yesterday", said Trade Minister Phil Goff. See... China and NZ Have Meaningful Trade Dialogue [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00035.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00035.htm


Politics News: Harawira Invites Brash To Repeat Maori Comments On The Marae

- Maori Party MP Hone Harawira has issued Nat Party leader, Don Brash, an invite to repeat his 'no full blooded Maori' comments on the Marae: "Maybe Don Brash would like to come on up to our marae to tell my relations they’re not Maori, or maybe, as with his snide remarks about Te Wananga o Aotearoa, he only talks tough from the safety of the footpath." See... Hone Harawira: Ae Marika! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00037.htm


Land Rights: Tuhoe Blockades Urewera Road In Protest Against Forest Sale

- Tuhoe set up two roadblocks on Thursday afternoon near Waimana. The protest is directed against the sale of 94,300 hectares of timberland last year. Rayonier, a Florida-based multi-national company which is the seventh largest private owner of timberland in the United States, bought the forest off Carter Holt Harvey for $435 million. See... Tuhoe sets up road blockades fights for forest [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00006.htm


MORE HEADLINES:

  • Reparation defaulter first airport intercept [1]
  • Waihopai Spybase Protest January 2007 [2]
  • NZBL to pay $1.1m for Mana Coach share acquisition [3]
  • Vodafone 3G Broadband Vodem Now in Store [4]
  • Tim Finn World Album Premier [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00032.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00015.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0610/S00027.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0610/S00003.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0610/S00015.htm


    WEATHER:

  • Thundery Start To October [1]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0610/S00002.htm


    Environment: Five K Bounty Offered For Glow-Worm-Tormenting Ratbags

    - The operators of Waitomo Caves are offering a $5000 reward for information on who was responsible for splashing white paint around the glow worm caves late last year, leaving the caves permanently damaged. Vandals broke into the caves complex on December 28 last year and splashed white paint around the glow worm cave, causing considerable damage to its natural features. When the offenders left, they tried to set fire to the paint and other chemicals left in the cave. See... Reward Offered For Caves Information [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0610/S00011.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


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS:
    Arms Industry: Global Arms Industry Exploiting Major Loopholes

    The globalisation of the arms industry has opened up major loopholes in all current arms export regulations, allowing sales to human rights abusers and countries under arms embargoes, according to a new report by the Control Arms Campaign. The report, Arms without Borders, is launched today as the United Nations opens its annual session on arms control, in the run up to a landmark vote at the UN to start work on an Arms Trade Treaty. See... Global arms industry exploiting major loopholes [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00013.htm


    UN AUDIO NEWS:

    Scoop Audio. [1] EU Plans Joint African Strategy to Achieve Millennium Development Goals - Annan Urges Genuine Collective Security Among Central African States - Top UN Disarmament Official Calls for Higher Priority for Disarmament - UNIFIL Confirms Israeli Withdrawal from Southern Lebanon - Annan Calls for Partnership to Manage Urban Growth – ALSO - The UN Prepares to Support African Union Peacekeepers in Darfur - Papua New Guinea: women join police units to fight growing domestic violence - Australia is a role model for its migration policies but is the introduction of temporary migrant labour changing things for the worse?
    Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio: [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00029.htm


    MORE WORLD HEADLINES:

  • Australia - Greens Slam US Ambassador's Hicks Outburst [1]
  • Pakistan - Enforced Disappearances in ‘War on Terror’ [2]
  • Thailand - Economy Set For Steady Growth [3]
  • Darfur - Arms Embargo Monitoring Extended [4]
  • West Papua - Third Gathering Of Coalition For West Papua [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00026.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00012.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00008.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00004.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00001.htm

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