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TODAY'S TOP SCOOP STORIES


SCOOP LEAD STORY
FULL COVERAGE: AG Reports: Speaker Clarifies, Recommends Reimbursement
NEW ZEALAND LEAD:
Transport News: Transit Unveils Auckland West Ring Road Plans
Questions Of The Day
Arts: Scary Scarecrows Converge For Strawpeople Jamboree In Kumeu -
More Headlines
Lifestyle: Kitchen Whizzes From Manukau Sweep Up At Awards-
Whangamata Marina: Carter Lets Benson-Pope Make The Final Call -
Recommended Audio
Food: Ostrich, Eel, Bunnies, Abalone And Hog - Wild Food Winners

SCOOP INTERNATIONAL LEAD STORY:
United Nations News: UN General Assembly Poised To Vote For Annan's Replacement
Korea Crisis: Security Council Prepares To Vote On Action
UN Audio News
More World Headlines

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SCOOP LEAD STORY
AG Reports: Speaker Clarifies, Recommends Reimbursement

Scoop FULL COVERAGE of the AG Report and Reaction - Speaker Margaret Wilson: Briefly, the Auditor-General found breaches in the allocation to seven of the eight parliamentary parties. His finding was based on an interpretation of what activities fell within the definition of “parliamentary purposes”. A legal opinion from Crown Law, which found that a “parliamentary purpose” is negated if one of the purposes of the communication is to invite support for party policies, supported his interpretation. This interpretation was not conveyed to the parties before the 2005 election. See... FULL COVERAGE the Speaker Responses And Reaction


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00181.htm


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QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

  • Questions And Answers - Thursday, 12 October 2006 [1]
  • Questions And Answers - Wednesday, 11 October 2006 [2]
  • Questions And Answers - Tuesday, 10 October 2006 [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00227.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00188.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00160.htm


    NEW ZEALAND LEAD:

    Transport News: Transit Unveils Auckland West Ring Road Plans [1] - Scoop publishes full detail, with maps and facts, of what Transit plans for Auckland. What is the Western Ring Route? The Western Ring Route is a long-planned motorway bypass of Auckland’s CBD. When completed, it will be a continuous, 48-km motorway between Manukau, Waitakere and the North Shore, bypassing the CBD, Spaghetti Junction and the Harbour Bridge. See... Transit West Ring Road Backgrounder [2] ALSO:

  • Transit - Consultation on tolling Auckland West Ring Route [3]
  • Dr Cathy Casey - Pay Up or Lose it - Transit’s Tolling Blackmail [4]
  • Auckland City - Auckland City responds to Transit announcement [5]
  • AA - Motorists urged to have say on the Auck Ring Route [6]
  • North Shore - Council to consider Western Ring Route [7]
  • Greens - Greens oppose tolling on State Highway 20 [8]
  • Transit - New Esmonde Road On-ramp [9]
  • Manukau City Council - Concern over Auckland motorway toll proposal [10]
  • Waitakere City - Ring road tolling does not address region's need [11]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0610/S00123.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0610/S00123.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0610/S00113.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0610/S00112.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0610/S00111.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0610/S00109.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0610/S00117.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00208.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0610/S00121.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0610/S00127.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0610/S00132.htm


    Arts: Scary Scarecrows Converge For Strawpeople Jamboree In Kumeu -

    Over 100 scarecrows are expected to take up residence in Kumeu this April, when the three week celebration of art, wine and entertainment returns for the second Kumeu Scarecrow Festival. Kicking off the festival season on the 17th of March 2007 is the outstanding exhibition series art in the vineyards. See... Scarecrows and Artists Take Over Kumeu Vineyards [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0610/S00128.htm


    MORE HEADLINES:

  • Feltex Workers Secure Industry Standards [1]
  • Dunne's Double Standard [2]
  • Poisoning Patient To Launch Prevention Website [3]
  • Dan Carter teams up with CanTeen [4]
  • Lecture - Goddess: Mythic Women of the Pacific [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00132.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00131.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0610/S00039.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0610/S00038.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0610/S00059.htm


    Lifestyle: Kitchen Whizzes From Manukau Sweep Up At Awards-

    Hard work and training paid off for a group of students from Manukau Institute of Technology’s Catering and Hospitality School (CHATS) who scored a number of medals at the 2006 New Zealand Culinary Fare this week. MIT students took out one gold, four silver and four bronze medals in a host of categories See…MIT students bag bevy of medals [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0610/S00057.htm


    Whangamata Marina: Carter Lets Benson-Pope Make The Final Call -

    Conservation Minister Chris Carter has decided not to appeal a High Court ruling overturning his decision to refuse an application for a marina in Whangamata Harbour. He has also decided to delegate the next decision on the marina application to Environment Minister David Benson-Pope. See... Carter delegates decision on Whangamata marina [1] ALSO:

  • National - Carter hides humiliation under cover of AG report [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00201.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00220.htm


    RECOMMENDED AUDIO:

    Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio: [1] Selwyn Manning and 95bFM's Simon Pound discuss: How Immigration Minister David Cunliffe has refused to help asylum seeker Thomas Yadegary (who is banged up in Mt Eden Prison) even though he promised while an MP to seek refuge for him. Irony abounds in this case, the more so the more you investigate it!


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00177.htm


    Scoop Audio:

    Kevin List On Radio Active discusses: asylum seeker Thomas Yadegary being banged up in prison basically due to his faith, also John Key angry?


    KiwiFM Audio:

    Wammo and Scoop's Kevin List talk about the dire proposition of being an Iranian asylum seeker who is a chef rather than a tiler.


    Food: Ostrich, Eel, Bunnies, Abalone And Hog - Wild Food Winners

    - Culinary creations from the earth, sea, sky and everywhere in between marked the winning dishes in the ninth annual Monteith’s Beer and Wild Food Challenge. The awards were announced last night at a dinner in Auckland. The national Monteith’s Beer and Wild Food Challenge winners - Christchurch’s Alchemy Café & Wine Bar and Hamilton’s Embargo restaurant - win the Formal and Informal Categories respectively in the annual competition. See... National wild food winners announced [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0610/S00122.htm

    INTERNATIONAL NEWS:
    United Nations News: UN General Assembly Poised To Vote For Annan's Replacement

    - Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon of the Republic of Korea is likely to be elected by acclamation as next Secretary-General of the United Nations when the General Assembly meets at 3 p.m. tomorrow to formally appoint the successor to Kofi Annan, who steps down on 31 December. The Secretary-General designate will not take the oath of office immediately, as is usual, but at a later date in December. See... Announcement Of New UN Secretary-General Soon [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00305.htm


    Korea Crisis: Security Council Prepares To Vote On Action

    - After intensive negotiations, the United Nations Security Council could vote as early as tomorrow on a United States resolution calling for action against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) over its reported nuclear test, although the final position of veto-wielding Russia and China was not yet clear. See... Council Vote On Resolution Could Come Tomorrow [1] Scoop Audio: Scoop Audio. U.S. President Bush has delivered a lengthy speech on the Korea Nuke Crisis. [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00301.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00307.htm


    UN AUDIO NEWS:

    Scoop Audio.UN Audio: [1] General Assembly Scheduled to Appoint New Secretary-General - Security Council Continues Discussions on DPR Korea Nuclear Test - Forgotten Emergencies Receive a Boost from Central Emergency Response Fund - General Assembly Takes Up the Issue of Malaria – ALSO SPECIAL FEATURES: Study Calls for Prevention of Violence against Children - The UN Peacebuilding Fund Is Launched.


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00306.htm


    MORE WORLD HEADLINES:

  • Middle East - Israeli Obstacles To Free Movement Mount [1]
  • Global - Crisis Centre Launched To Combat Bird Flu [2]
  • Timor Leste - 50,000 Homeless People In Timor-Leste [3]
  • Afghanistan - Condemnation Of Journalists' murder In Afghanistan [4]
  • Global - UN Officials Urge Backing For Child Violence Study [5]
  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00300.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00298.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00297.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00296.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00291.htm

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