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Scoop: Top Scoops - 25 October 2006

TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS:
Pacific Forum: Diplomacy Produces A Win In Australia/Melanesia Stand-Off
QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:
MORE PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM COVERAGE:
Employment: Govt Announces Plans For Pacific Seasonal Workers
Inflation: CPI Rise Drops In Year To June - What Will Bollard Say?
Zoology: Cheetah's Opinion Not Sought On Allegedly Dodgy Excursions -
Politics: Harawira Explains Position Vis A Vis Non Assistance -
Maori: Rankin Says Hapu Plans To Withdraw From Treaty
Crime: Guy Fawkes Sparks Rash Of Letter Box Abuse -
Media: Wammo's Replacement At RDU Allegedly More Gorgeous -
MeNZB: Ministry Of Health On Norway Claims
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Pacific Forum: Diplomacy Produces A Win In Australia/Melanesia Stand-Off

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Image: PIF Scoop Report - Pacific leaders have agreed to set up a taskforce to "expeditiously" review RAMSI and report back to the foreign ministers of Pacific Islands states. The move was one of the suggestions tabled in a five point plan put forward by Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare. See... Pacific Leaders Announce Review Of RAMSI [1] ALSO:

  • Scoop Report - Australia's Dominance Drives Wedge Into Pacific [2]
  • MSG - MSG Leaders Condemn The Raid on Solomon Is [3]
  • Scoop Report - Solomon Islands Issues Five Point Plan [4]
  • NZ Govt - Seasonal policy good news for NZ, Pacific states [5]
  • More Pacific Islands Forum News
  • Scoop Audio.95bFM Audio: [6] Scoop's Selwyn Manning talks to bFM's Noelle McCarthy from the Pacific Island Leaders Forum. Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio: [7] Helen Clark on the early session of the Pacific Islands Forum leaders' meeting, Tuesday. Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio: [8] Helen Clark Press Conference Q&A


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00370.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00347.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00493.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00369.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00451.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz#pacis
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00367.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00368.htm


    MORE PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM COVERAGE:

  • Pacific Islands Forum - Special Melanesian Spearhead Group Meeting Outcome [1]
  • Pacific Islands Forum - SIS Want Labour Mobility Framework [2]
  • Pacific Islands Forum - Small Island States Concerned With Sea Level Rise [3]
  • Pacific Islands Forum - RAMSI Tops Bilateral Agenda Between Fiji Australia [4]
  • Pacific Islands Forum - NZ Facilitator For Fiji's Multi Party Ground Rules [5]
  • Pacific Islands Forum - Pacific Forum Leaders Attend Retreat [6]
  • Pacific Islands Forum - Qarase - Forum Should Keep To Pacific Way [7]
  • Pacific Islands Forum - MSG Leaders Condemn The Raid on Solomon Is [8]
  • Regional Assistance Mission To Solomon Islands - RAMSI Coordinator defends Solicitor General [9]
  • ECO NZ - PM urged to Act on Bottom Trawling at Pac Forum [10]
  • Australia West Papua Association - Fourm Supports Continuing Papua Colonisation [11]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00503.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00500.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00499.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00498.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00497.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00496.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00495.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00493.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00467.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00258.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00504.htm


    QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

  • Questions For Oral Answer – Wednesday, 25 October 2006 [1]
  • Questions And Answers - Tuesday, 24 October 2006 [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00453.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00450.htm

    Employment: Govt Announces Plans For Pacific Seasonal Workers

    - A new seasonal work scheme will let Pacific workers fill horticulture and viticulture jobs when no New Zealanders are available, say Social Development and Employment Minister David Benson-Pope and Immigration Minister David Cunliffe. "The new Recognised Seasonal Employer policy has been designed to ensure New Zealanders get first opportunities at jobs. It contains strong incentives for employers to train and upskill the domestic workforce," Mr Benson-Pope said. See... Seasonal policy good news for NZ, Pacific states [1] ALSO:

  • National - Seasonal permits must be faithfully policed [2]
  • NZ First - Pacific Permits Will Boost Local Industry [3]
  • CTU - Seasonal Labour Plan Must Focus on Development [4]
  • Oxfam - Oxfam welcomes NZ offer on Pacific labour mobility [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00451.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00454.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00452.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00270.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00269.htm


    Inflation: CPI Rise Drops In Year To June - What Will Bollard Say?

    - The Consumers Price Index (CPI) increased 0.7 percent in the September 2006 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. The most significant contributions to the CPI this quarter came from higher prices for the housing and household utilities and food groups. See... Housing, Household Utilities Drive CPI [1] ALSO:

  • Statistics NZ - Food Prices Rise [2]
  • CTU - Lower CPI should impact on Reserve Bank [3]
  • Infometrics - Falling house prices good news for Reserve Bank [4]
  • Nielsen NetRatings - Top Sites - Business And Finance [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0610/S00463.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0610/S00462.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00265.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0610/S00464.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0610/S00465.htm


    Zoology: Cheetah's Opinion Not Sought On Allegedly Dodgy Excursions -

    Two leading zoos in Europe are highly critical of Wellington Zoo's rent-a-cheetah programme. For $2,500, Wellington Zoo will take its two juvenile cheetahs to parties, shop openings and other events. The Zoo cites education and conservation as the main benefits of the visits. See... Wellington Zoo cheetah day excursions condemned [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00256.htm


    Politics: Harawira Explains Position Vis A Vis Non Assistance -

    I chose to stand in the Tai Tokerau Maori Seat, and I was elected to serve the needs of my electorate, just as others were elected to serve the interests of their electorates. I regret that I cannot help everybody who wants a hand, but I am not so foolish as to think I can. So I write back to people to explain my situation, and to ensure that they are referred to the MP elected to serve their needs. This is how the letter looks. See... Ae Marika: Serving His Own [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00449.htm


    Maori: Rankin Says Hapu Plans To Withdraw From Treaty

    - In a controversial move, the leader of Northland's Matarahurahu hapu, David Rankin, has announced that he will be the first hapu in the country to withdraw from the Treaty of Waitangi. Mr. Rankin's ancestor, Hone Heke, was the first chief in the country to sign the Treaty on 6 February 1840. 'Our withdrawal from the Treaty is in accordance with international law governing Treaty relationships,' says Mr. Rankin. See... Termination of Treaty 'has British Govt support' [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00263.htm


    Crime: Guy Fawkes Sparks Rash Of Letter Box Abuse -

    Wellington District Police say people who make 'sparkler bombs' out of fireworks are irresponsible and dangerous. "We've had heaps of calls in the last few years where sparklers have been used as bombs to blow up letter boxes and rubbish bins," says acting Inspector Alasdair Macmillan, Operational Services Manager, Wellington District Headquarters. See... Police Warn Of Sparkler 'Bomb' Dangers [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00262.htm


    Media: Wammo's Replacement At RDU Allegedly More Gorgeous -

    When RDU98.5FM began the search for a new breakfast host, no one was under the illusion it would be an easy task. After all, we only needed an informed, intelligent and take-no-crap personality to continue the tradition of groundbreaking independent radio RDU is now synonymous with. And we found her. Introducing Kate Gorgeous. See... New RDU Mornings Host [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0610/S00212.htm


    MeNZB: Ministry Of Health On Norway Claims

    - The Ministry of Health's Director of the Meningococcal B Immunisation Programme, Dr Jane O'Hallahan, responds to claims made in recent articles on Scoop regarding the programme and theMeNZB™ vaccine . This statement includes information provided by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health to Dr O'Hallahan to October 2006. See... MOH Responds To Norwegian MeNZB Doco [1] ALSO:

  • Ministry of Health - Medsafe stands behind the quality of MeNZB Vaccine [2]
  • Ron Law - Meningococcal Vaccine Fails International Tests [3]
  • TV2.no - Norway MENZB Doco: Exported Controversial Vaccine [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0610/S00091.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0610/S00089.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0610/S00078.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00257.htm


    MORE HEADLINES:

  • Seasonal policy good news for NZ, Pacific states [1]
  • Lower CPI should impact on Reserve Bank [2]
  • National Party announces new General Manager [3]
  • Three Journalism students win scholarships to Asia [4]
  • Food Prices Rise [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00451.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00265.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00264.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0610/S00089.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0610/S00462.htm


    RECOMMENDED AUDIO:

    Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio: [1] Scoop's Yasmine Ryan delivers the latest news on France in Les Yeux on France. This week Riots Anniversary. Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio: [2] Selwyn Manning and 95bFM's Simon Pound discuss: how New Zealand is front-footing it foreign affairs position in the Pacific more so now than during the first two terms on the Labour-led Government. Here's why… Scoop Audio.KiwiFM Audio: [3] Wammo and Scoop's Kevin List don't talk about the Auditor-General but do talk about the proposed mass-medication of NZ that will see all our bread folated, Phillip Field's not displaying his love for Labour and the Thomas Yadegary case. Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio: [4] Kevin List On Radio Active discusses: the Auditor General's action flowchart, and why the Government insists folic acid be inserted into bread dough. Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio: [5] Selwyn Manning and Radio Adelaide's Peter Godfrey discuss: how NZ's Govt has moved to stamp out money laundering. Also, 700 Telecom workers are likely to lose their jobs before Christmas; and Kiwis' daily bread is about to be baked to a Govt recipe!


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00303.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00282.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00271.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00270.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00266.htm

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