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TODAY'S TOP SCOOP STORIES


SCOOP LEAD STORY
State Of It: Can Cunliffe Explain His Asylum-Seeker Flip-Flop?
NEW ZEALAND LEAD:
Fisheries: Improving Exploited Foreign Workers Lot Incenses Maori Party -
Business News: Carpet Pulled From Beneath 134 Feltex Staff
Politics News: Govt To Corporatise Hawke's Bay and New Plymouth Airports
Questions Of The Day And More Headlines:

SCOOP INTERNATIONAL LEAD STORY:
Nuke Test: North Korea Condemned For Testing Nuclear Bomb
UN News: Security Council Firms Support Behind Ban Ki-moon As Kofi Annan's Replacement
UN Audio: (click here to listen)
Solomons: Vote Deferred Amid Rumoured Threats
More World Headlines:

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SCOOP LEAD STORY
Graphic by Lyndon Hood State Of It: Can Cunliffe Explain His Asylum-Seeker Flip-Flop?

Scoop's Selwyn Manning writes that prior to David Cunliffe becoming Immigration Minister he supported Thomas Yadegary's plight to seek refuge from Iran in New Zealand. Mr Cunliffe wrote to him on his MP's letterhead indicating ongoing support for Mr Yadegary's refugee status application. Why has Cunliffe now gone cold? Perhaps we will hear why during Parliament's question time today. See... Cunliffe Must Explain Flip-Flop Over Asylum Seeker [1] ALSO:

  • GPJA - Cunliffe Accepted – Now Rejects – Thomas Yadegary [2]
  • GPJA - Labour’s Own Guantánamo Bay – Here in Mt Eden [3]
  • Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio: [4] The Prime Minister Helen Clark was questioned on the Thomas Yadegary case at the post-Cabinet press conference on Monday afternoon.


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00121.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00085.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00069.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00116.htm

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    QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

  • Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 10 October 2006 [1]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00142.htm


    NEW ZEALAND LEAD:

    Fisheries: Improving Exploited Foreign Workers Lot Incenses Maori Party -

    Foreign fishing crews look set to see an improvement in their pay packets after the government announced a range of measures aimed at improving the conditions of foreign crew's working in New Zealand waters. Maori Party Co-leader Tariana Turia however is angered by the move to improve the lot of foreign fishing crews. Ms Turia pointed out in a press statement that the 'significant increase of up to $2 extra an hour over and above the minimum wage will hurt the Maori fishing industry.' See... More Money For Foreign Crews In NZ Waters [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00117.htm


    Business News: Carpet Pulled From Beneath 134 Feltex Staff

    - Godfrey Hirst New Zealand Limited has informed the Receiver of Feltex Carpets Limited that it does not intend to offer re-employment to approximately 134 staff at the Upper Riccarton plant in Christchurch. The decision was taken following the provision of further information and documentation to Godfrey Hirst last week. See... Feltex Upper Riccarton Plant Redundancies [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0610/S00136.htm


    Politics News: Govt To Corporatise Hawke's Bay and New Plymouth Airports

    - Transport Minister Annette King says the Cabinet has decided that two airports – Hawke's Bay and New Plymouth - will be given the option to corporatise, while the five airports, Whangarei, Whakatane, Taupo, Wanganui and Westport, will continue to be operated as joint venture airports. See... Future of joint venture airports decided [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00126.htm

    [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

    MORE HEADLINES:

  • Wrongly imprisoned teenagers accept compensation offer [1]
  • Research On Physical Punishment Misses The Point [2]
  • Ministry running a "spoiler" campaign [3]
  • Direct-to-Consumer Advertising Harmful Says PHA [4]
  • Horror child abuse figures won't fix themselves [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00141.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00089.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0610/S00155.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0610/S00020.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00131.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS:
    Nuke Test: North Korea Condemned For Testing Nuclear Bomb

    - NZ Prime Minister Helen Clark today said New Zealand utterly condemns the reports of a nuclear test by North Korea, saying it is a provocative and destabilising act for the region. “North Korea should have no illusion of the gravity with which the international community views its action. The UN Security Council has already moved, prior to news of this alleged test, and must now stay seized of this issue," Helen Clark said. (Image: North Korean leader Kim Jong Il) See... North Korea’s Nuclear Test Condemned [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00129.htm

    The IAEA Urges a Negotiated Solution in the Aftermath of Nuclear Test by North Korea

  • NZ Govt - Nuclear test claims appalling, says Peters [1]
  • UN - Security Council Strongly Condemns Nuclear Test [2]
  • UN - Nth Korea Nuclear Test Serious Security Challenge [3]
  • CNTBTO - CNTBTO Condemns Korea Nuke Test [4]
  • NZ Govt - NZ and Korea – Partners in a changing Asia [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00136.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00228.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00225.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00226.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00134.htm


    UN News: Security Council Firms Support Behind Ban Ki-moon As Kofi Annan's Replacement

    - The Security Council today formally chose Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon of the Republic of Korea as its nominee to be the next Secretary-General of the United Nations for a five-year term when incumbent Kofi Annan steps down on 31 December. The recommendation, made in a resolution adopted in a private meeting by acclamation, now goes to the 192-member General Assembly for formal approval. See... Security Council Backs Sth Korea's Ban For Sec-Gen [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00230.htm


    UN AUDIO NEWS:

    Scoop Audio.UN Audio: (click here to listen) Security Council Nominates South Korean to be Next Secretary-General - Council Members React to Nomination of South Korean to be Next UN Chief - Annan Welcomes Security Council's Nomination of Next UN Chief - Security Council Condemns North Korea's Nuclear Test, and much more...

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00232.htm

    Solomons: Vote Deferred Amid Rumoured Threats

    - A vote of no confidence in Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has been deferred until next Friday. The opposition leader, Fred Fono, who sought to topple the five-month old government, asked for the vote to be deferred after claiming that he had the support of a majority of MPs. See... Solomons: Vote Deferred Amid Rumoured Threats [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00173.htm


    MORE WORLD HEADLINES:

  • Iraq - Senior UN Envoy Condemns Assassination [1]
  • Global - UN Watch Urges Ban Ki-moon To Focus On Human Rights [2]
  • PNG: Health Minister Wants Police Tested For HIV [3]
  • Niue: Withdraws Forum Hosting Bid for 2007 [4]
  • Tahiti: Paris Court Throws Out Guilloux’s Conviction [5]
  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00229.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00227.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00183.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00180.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00178.htm

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