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1: Sludge Report #114 – The Great Game

If the official story of the World Trade Center attacks reads like a Tom Clancy novel, simple plot, good guys, bad guys and cruise missiles, then this could be the LeCarre version.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00097.htm


2: Scoop Link: Saudi Arabia And Pakistan Break Ranks

Relations between the US and two of its core allies in the war against terrorism, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, approached crisis point yesterday after the Saudi interior minister, Prince Naif, attacked the assault on Afghanistan while Pakistan pressed ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00096.htm


3: Scoop Images: Aboard The USS Enterprise

A crewmember readies an F-14A Tomcat for upcoming flight operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom on the flight deck of the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) on Oct. 7, 2001. Aircraft are being readied for strike missions against al Qaeda terrorist ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00097.htm


4: Keith Rankin: The Australian view of New Zealand

I think that most New Zealanders were genuinely puzzled by the attitudes revealed by Australians - or at least the Australian media - in the wake of the Ansett Airlines insolvency. Some of us even went along with the Australians' scathing criticism of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00105.htm


5: Scoop Images: Ground Zero As Seen From Space

The following images provide a Space Station’s eye view of Manhattan, and "Ground Zero", the former site of the World Trade Center.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00102.htm


6: Scoop Feedback: Peter’s Friends, Not!

In This Edition: With Friends Like The Libertarianz, Who The Hell Needs The Taleban? - Peter Creswell Still Needs Slapping! - A further reply to Peter Cresswell - Re: Who Kills the Innocents? - Peter, Re: Your Article In Scoop Today

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00103.htm


7: Unallocated cases continue to fall

Child, Youth and Family’s focus on reducing its number of unallocated cases is achieving good results and will continue, Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00329.htm


8: 'The mice who roar' - Rod Donald CTU Speech

It is an honour to be invited to address the conference of the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions. I bring you greetings from my co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons and our industrial relations spokesperson Sue Bradford.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00300.htm


9: Ronald McDonald Faces Numerous Charges

Ronald McDonald will be facing numerous charges on Tuesday, the 16th of October, World Day of Action Against McDonalds. He is set to appear in front of an unbiased and just jury of animal and human rights activists, environmentalists, and anti-capitalists ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00070.htm


10: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –18 October

Today's questions of the day concerned: GE Economic Effects – NZ Post Vs Richard Prebble – Unemployment Beneficiaries – Australian Troop Deployments – Unsafe Schoolgirls Convictions – Cloud Nine Immigration Arrangements – ERA Update – Hobbs Views On RCGM ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00106.htm


11: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 18 October

1. GRANT GILLON to the Minister for Economic Development: What are the economic development effects of potential Government decisions on genetic engineering?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00364.htm


12: New York's One Liberty Plaza Collapses

One Liberty Plaza in World Trade Center complex has collapsed, the fourth building to be destroyed following yesterday's terrorist attacks on the USA.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00084.htm


13: Sludge Report #115 – More News About Oil

In This Edition: More News About Afghanistan And Oil - Caspian Oil Draws Crowd Of Ex-Washington Heavyweights - Feds investigate entrepreneur allegedly tied to Saudis - A Letter To President Clinton

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00104.htm


14: Chen & Palmer proposals will kill NZ research

Chen & Palmer proposals will kill NZ research Dressing up a piece of work in a bright cover fails to hide its partisan nature the Chairman of the Life Sciences Network, Dr William Rolleston, said this morning in commenting on the publication ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0110/S00041.htm


15: Trevor Mallard plays footy with the Kingz

Trevor Mallard will meet with the football team Kingz, right before they jet over to Australia looking for their first win of the new season. He will be talking with Kingz’ new coach Mike Petersen - coach of the year for South Melbourne last season. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00362.htm


16: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 17 October

1. Hon ROGER SOWRY to the Minister of Health: Will the Ministry of Health provide extra funding to National Women's Hospital if it needs to send pregnant women to Australia due to overloading of hospitals with sick newborns; if not, why not?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00331.htm


17: Colin Powell & President Pervez Musharraf Remarks

PRESIDENT MUSHARRAF: (In Arabic: In the name of God most merciful and compassionate). Ladies and gentlemen, I welcome you to this press conference. Let me say that we have had very useful discussions. The visit of the United States Secretary of State ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00099.htm


18: Sludge Report #7 - Negotiating With A Psycopath

IN THIS EDITION - FIJI COUP SPECIAL: How Do You Negotiate With A Psycopath? - If This Was A Telemovie - We Haven't Yet Got To The Bottom Of Who Is Behind This! - Conclusions

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0005/S00125.htm


19: PC's Opinion: Who Kills the Innocents?

We are at war, and have been since September 11. Even Prime Minister Helen Clark agrees, saying: "I think the whole international community has to mobilise against terrorism. It is like a war against civilisation."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00098.htm


20: Scoop Oddity #6 : WTC Guy Spotted Everywhere!

Members of the tribalwar.com forum have been having fun with the guy pictured in Scoop Oddity #5 : Postcard From The Edge , perhaps the most emailed hoax photo of all time. As can be seen below this guy has been everywhere!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00058.htm


21: ACT Leader Richard Prebble Misleads Public

It was reported on the news today that Richard Prebble said, "not a single person has ever died from genetic engineering."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00100.htm


22: Conviction for internet drugs warning to others

The Ministry of Health says New Zealand's first conviction of a doctor for selling drugs over the internet is a timely warning to anyone selling medicine online.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0110/S00037.htm


23: US Has Asked For Absolutely Nothing From NZ

United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne, says the Minister of Defence's admission in Parliament this afternoon that the United States has made no specific requests of New Zealand regarding military assistance in the war against terrorism shows how ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00369.htm


24: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –17 October

Today's questions of the day concerned: Overloaded Post Natal Services – Public Sector – Fisheries Officials Competence – TVNZ Restructuring – CYFS Unallocated Cases – Skills Training – Biosecurity - Education ICT Strategy – NZ Post Vs Richard Prebble ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00099.htm


25: Keep Our Strike Force Squadron by Rejoining ANZUS

New Zealand can keep an air strike capacity only by rejoining ANZUS, ACT leader Richard Prebble says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00336.htm


26: NZ Should Have Been Able to Stand Alongside Aussie

Australia's decision to send 1550 troops plus four F/A-18 jet strike fighters and two long-range P3 Orion reconnaissance aircraft to the war against terrorism, is a significant commitment, ACT leader Richard Prebble says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00349.htm


27: Government needs a rocket under its defence policy

“Christian Heritage pledges to reinstate a modern Air Force if it participates in government at the end of next year,” Party Leader Graham Capill promised today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00095.htm


28: An innovative public service - Pete Hodgson Speech

In 1984 the Treasury gave Roger Douglas a briefing paper, which many of you will remember well, called Economic Management.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00363.htm


29: Assassination Is Assassination

Today Israeli society is in shock because of the murder of its Minister of Tourism Reha'am Ze'evi. Never before was it more clear than now that even a leader of a relatively small extremist group becomes a national hero and martyr when he is assassinated.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00106.htm


30: Update On Mail Deliveries

Further to a release issued this morning, New Zealand Post would like to advise customers that they may see reduced mail quantities and in some cases no mail at all as a result of mail centre closures overnight and yesterday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00111.htm

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