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TODAY'S TOP SCOOP STORIES


SCOOP LEAD STORY
Environment News: Govt Outlines A New Plan For Climate Change

NEW ZEALAND LEAD:
Politics News: Brash Attempts To Douse Tax-Cut Expectations
Conservation News: Good Cat Saves Lucky Skinks
Politics News: Bolger Calls For Middle-East Action - Palestine Human Rights Group Claims
Video/Audio/Text: France In Uproar Over Rainbow Warrior Political Link
Police News: 50 Years Of Police Dogs To Be Celebrated

SCOOP INTERNATIONAL LEAD STORY:
Drug Trafficking: High Afghani Opium Crops Spell Death For Thousands Of Heroin Users
Australia: Christian Pacifists Challenge US Military Bases in Australia
UN AUDIO NEWS:
WORLD HEADLINES:

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SCOOP LEAD STORY
Hurricane Katrina Environment News: Govt Outlines A New Plan For Climate Change

Environment Minister David Parker has outlined a new plan to address climate change challenges: "Climate change is an issue which we cannot solve overnight, or with any one policy. It is an intergenerational issue which we need to address by ensuring that all policies which impact on how we live on this planet take climate change into account. So we have changed the way we address the problem. See... Parker: The way forward on climate change [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00078.htm


ALSO:

  • Nats - Climate change announcements underwhelming [1]
  • Climate Science Coalition - Ministry in the gun again over warming [2]
  • Local Government NZ - Focus on adaptation positive step [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00079.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00051.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0610/S00058.htm


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    NEW ZEALAND LEAD:

    Politics News: Brash Attempts To Douse Tax-Cut Expectations

    - National leader Don Brash has issued a speech to ICANZ Tax Conference in Christchurch: "I’d like to talk about three areas of tax this morning - first about the recent Business Tax Review; then about the taxation of overseas share investments; and finally about National’s position on tax more generally." See... Brash: Opening of ICANZ Tax Conference [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00076.htm


    Conservation News: Good Cat Saves Lucky Skinks

    - A predatory urban cat has unwittingly contributed the latest species of native wildlife to be transferred to Matiu/Somes Island in Wellington Harbour. Ornate skinks captured in a Kelburn garden by a three-year-old moggy called Trilly have been rescued by the cat's owners Kelly Bargh and Paul Donovan. See... Predator Cat Unwitting Wildlife Saviour [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0610/S00010.htm


    Politics News: Bolger Calls For Middle-East Action - Palestine Human Rights Group Claims

    - The Palestine Human Rights Campaign (PHRC) of Auckland welcomes the call by a large number of global leaders’ Call for Action on Arab Israeli Issues of October 4. 135 respected global leaders, former presidents, prime ministers including our own Jim Bolger, and heads of international organisations,have joined in a call for urgent international action to comprehensively resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict. See... Jim Bolger joins Call for Arab-Israeli Action [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00048.htm


    MORE HEADLINES:

  • New Brighton: Body found on Beach [1]
  • New Zealand Businesses Show Continued Growth [2]
  • Union - China Deal Biggest Threat To Workers [3]
  • Int. Destinations Increase For Sth Islanders [4]
  • Official NZ Music Chart & Chartbitz October 4 2006 [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00050.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0610/S00098.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00052.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0610/S00099.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0610/S00056.htm


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courtesy of Greenpeace Video/Audio/Text: France In Uproar Over Rainbow Warrior Political Link

    - Yasmine Ryan's Les Yeux on France examines key developments on the French political scene and how the French media interprets them. Les Yeux on France this week examines the fallout from revelations that France's Socialist Party (PS) Presidential candidate, Ségolène Royal, is sister to French agent Gerard Royal. What role did he play in the attack that killed photographer Fernando Pereira? (Image courtesy of Greenpeace.)
    Scoop Video & Text: Yasmine Ryan's Les Yeux on France
    Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio: New Zealand Prime Minister, Helen Clark, details why New Zealand will not seek extradition of former French agent, Gerard Royal.
    Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio: Selwyn Manning and Simon Pound debate why New Zealand will not seek extradition of an alleged French saboteur.

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00020.htm
    [2] - http://img.scoop.co.nz/media/audio/0610/HelenClarkRainbowWarriora.m3u
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00050.htm


    Scoop
Image: Robert the GSDPolice News: 50 Years Of Police Dogs To Be Celebrated

    - The New Zealand Police Dog Section will complete its 50th Anniversary celebrations with a Ministerial Parade on Saturday 7 October at the Dog Training Centre. Operational and retired dog handlers and their dogs, foreign dignitaries and police staff will attend the event. Dogs were first introduced into the New Zealand Police in 1956, when Constable Frank Riley was seconded from Surrey County Police to develop police dog training in New Zealand. See... 50th Police Dog Section Anniversary [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00046.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS:
    Drug Trafficking: High Afghani Opium Crops Spell Death For Thousands Of Heroin Users

    - The world’s health authorities should prepare for a significant increase in the number of deaths from heroin overdoses following a dramatic surge in opium production in Afghanistan this year, the United Nations top narcotics fighter has warned. “The abundant supply of Afghan heroin is likely to result in dramatic increases in the purity of street heroin,” UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODOC), Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa said. See... Deadly Heroin Overdoses Could Soar UN [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00150.htm


    Australia: Christian Pacifists Challenge US Military Bases in Australia

    - The trial of four Christian pacifists in the Northern Territory Supreme Court yesterday challenged the Governments attempts to silence public criticism of US military bases in Australia. In a legal first, the four defendents, Jim Dowling, Bryan Law, Adele Goldie and Donna Mulhearn are charged under the Defence (Special Undertakings) Act 1952 which carries a maximum of seven years in prison for trespass. See... Christian Pacifists Challenge Pine Gap In Court [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00120.htm


    UN AUDIO NEWS:

    Scoop Audio.UN Audio: Guehenno Rejects Sending UN Peacekeepers to Sudan Without Government Permission - US Calls Emergency Meeting of Security Council to Discuss Sudanese Letter - Annan Warns Darfur at a Critical Stage - Annan Reminds Cote d'Ivoire Leaders of Need to Protect Foreigners - WHO Challenges World to Improve Air Quality - Threat of Heroin Overdose Higher Due to Strong Afghan Opium Crop: UN – ALSO SPECIAL REPORTS: Human Rights Violations on Both Sides of the Recent Lebanon Conflict - Unprecedented Surge in UN Peacekeeping Operations


    MORE WORLD HEADLINES:

  • Pacific Forum: Summit Calls For More Commitment On Pacific Plan [1]
  • Australia: Tougher Travel Advice For Solomons Ahead of Vote [2]
  • French Polynesia: French Secrecy About Atomic Tests Disappoints [3]
  • Cambodia: Time For Progress, Not Empty Promises [4]
  • EU: EU Rejects Trade With Turkmenistan Over Rights Abuse [5]
  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00134.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00135.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00124.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00123.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00122.htm

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