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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
Scoop Images: Flying Bones
Keith Rankin: The Tax Review Committee’s Straw Man
NZ Anti-Star Wars Activist To Face Music In LA
PC’s Opinion: Large Print Giveth, Small Print Taketh Away
A GE’d Out Perigo Hits The Red Wine & Tchaikovsky
Motornet Was Brought To You Today By The Letter S
Young & Write-shuss

AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE
Scoop Images: America At War
ZZZZZzzzt Feedback: Similarities Seen Between Beehive And Al-Qaeda
Supercomputer Weather: Inclement Conditions For Afghanistan
Big News: Justice & Peace Not One & the Same
US Muslim Organisations Call For Peace
THE RECEIVED VERSION - OFFICIAL US COMMENTS
Greens March For Peace Tonight

OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)
No Tree Hill!
Latest GE Debate Releases
E-Commerce Is It Working?
Healthy Sea: Healthy Society
NZ First Big Guns Aimed At Global Fisheries Scam
Hector’s Dolphins Endangered By Selfish Fishers
Making Ruapehu Safe
Jennings Welcomes New Trade Lobby
Health And Safety Legislation Stresses Opposition
Super Fund Report Says All Pain, Little Gain

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

– Today's questions of the day concerned: Confidence In Susan Bathgate – Pre-school Education – Susan Bathgate – Irian Jaya – GE and Maori - Oceans Policy – Southland Institute Of Technology – Student Allowances – Cancer Treatment In Oz – Science As A Career – SAS Deployment To Afghanistan – Outstanding Fines – Education Inquiry Into Decile Funding. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 1 November [1] . For earlier Q&A see... Wednesday [2] and Tuesday [3] . -To receive Questions of the Day (and answers) by email when they are posted on Scoop CLICK HERE [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00011.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00172.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00163.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/cgi-bin/newsagent/new_user.cgi?form=home


Scoop Images: Flying Bones

- Felicity Fyr le Fay, a local Wellington trapeze performer. Felicity performed at Capital E yesterday evening as part of the Halloween celebrations. Images by Chris McCarthy. See... Scoop Images: High Flying Skeleton [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00010.htm


Keith Rankin: The Tax Review Committee’s Straw Man

- The 2001 Tax Review Committee's dismissal (in its final report) of a universal basic income (UBI) is an example of knocking down a straw man. See... Keith Rankin: Straw Man [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00003.htm


NZ Anti-Star Wars Activist To Face Music In LA

- New Zealand based Greenpeace activist Henk Haazen will fly from Auckland to Los Angeles, California, on Wednesday (October 31) to turn himself in to the FBI and face charges carrying up to six years in jail for his involvement in a peaceful protest against the Star Wars programme in July. See... Greenpeace Activist Flies To US To Face Jail [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00003.htm


PC’s Opinion: Large Print Giveth, Small Print Taketh Away

- WWF Wrestling has nothing on this: a three-way battle between politics, science and the Stone Age. See... PC's Opinion: An (Updated) Anatomy of Compromise [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00004.htm


A GE’d Out Perigo Hits The Red Wine & Tchaikovsky

- Today I'm cheating. My editorials are written the night before they appear, in my own time, in my private capacity. It's been a long day at the office, & I lack the motivation to produce a fresh opinion piece, basking instead in the glories of red wine & Tchaikovsky. See... Lindsay Perigo: Recycling GE Arguments [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00005.htm


Motornet Was Brought To You Today By The Letter S

- What do you get when you take a standard S-Type Jag, lower the ride, add flash new wheels and hit the delete button on the chrome? One stylish ride, that's what... See... Motornet: S Is For Jag's New S-Type V8 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00006.htm


Young & Write-shuss

- “A disgusting piece of work which illustrates a nasty mindset and the general fascist tendencies of the right in general.” -Email from a fan of The New Write. See... The New Write 31/10/2001 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00001.htm

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AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE

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Scoop Images: America At War

- Photo essay by Brian Klocke originally posted on Indymedia.org . See... Scoop Images: America At War Photo Essay [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00009.htm


ZZZZZzzzt Feedback: Similarities Seen Between Beehive And Al-Qaeda

- While Mr. Marcanik and his ilk shudder in orgastic delight as the ID cards and surveillance systems are rolled out, and as the shadow of freedom is swallowed by the darkness of fascism, we already know who the terrorists are in NZ. They all have Hon. before their name. See... Scoop Feedback: Who Are The Real Terrorists? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00008.htm


Supercomputer Weather: Inclement Conditions For Afghanistan

- Snow and winter cold are coming to Afghanistan over the next four days according to the latest NOAA medium range supercomputer weather forecast. This is likely to inhibit the aid effort, substantially worsen the plight of refugees, and slow any attempt to begin an offensive against the Taleban in the North East of the country by the Northern Alliance. See… Supercomputer Weather: Snow For Afghanistan


Big News: Justice & Peace Not One & the Same

- I recently received a number of e-mails on the peace march held in Wellington on October 27. While they certainly didn’t tempt me to march for peace, I did question why the march was planned. See... Big News: Some Seek Justice, Others Prefer Peace [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00002.htm


US Muslim Organisations Call For Peace

- We reiterate our unequivocal condemnation of the crime committed on September 11, 2001 and join our fellow Americans in mourning the loss of up to 6000 innocent civilians. See... Joint Statement by Major US Muslim Organizations [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00001.htm


THE RECEIVED VERSION - OFFICIAL US COMMENTS

- Enduring Freedom Update 31/1 - Adm. Stufflebeem [1] - US Administration's International Economic Policy [2] - Rumsfeld Media Availability with UK Secretary Hoon [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00006.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00002.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00214.htm


Greens March For Peace Tonight

Green MPs Rod Donald, Sue Kedgley and Jeanette Fitzsimons will join a march to show Green opposition to the bombing of Afghanistan this evening. See... Three Green MPs march for peace [1] . See also...March To The US Embassy In Wellington - Thursday [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00028.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00178.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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No Tree Hill!

- Conservation Minister Sandra Lee is saddened by suggestions today that the tree on One Tree Hill may not be replaced. See... One Tree Hill needs tree says Lee [1] . Meanwhile Mark Gosche says, One Tree Hill Decision “Embarrassment” [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00015.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00014.htm


Latest GE Debate Releases

- The ACT Party is taking legal advice on the possibility of laying a complaint with the police over the Green Gloves threat to destroy GM field trials. See... ACT Considers Legal Action over GM Crop Threats [1] - Correctives - Capons and Genetic Modification Shock!!! [2] - EMA (Northern) - Workplace "safety" Bill based on false premises [3] For full coverage of the GE Debate see... JUST POLITICS FEATURE PAGE [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00027.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00010.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00009.htm
[4] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=justpolitics


E-Commerce Is It Working?

- Information Technology Minister Paul Swain has delivered his progress report on the government’s E-commerce Strategy. See... The E-Commerce Strategy – One year on. [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00025.htm


Healthy Sea: Healthy Society

- The Government today released the report of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Oceans Policy: Healthy Sea: Healthy Society – Towards an Oceans Policy. See... Oceans Policy report released [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00021.htm


NZ First Big Guns Aimed At Global Fisheries Scam

“New Zealand should be taking strong-armed action against a recently revealed scam of massive subsidies being paid to the fishing industry world-wide,” says New Zealand First Leader, Winston Peters. See... NZ Should Act Against Fishing Subsidies Scam [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00020.htm


Hector’s Dolphins Endangered By Selfish Fishers

Green co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said she was saddened that the fishing industry has managed to seriously reduce the area covered by a ban on set net fishing, which was introduced to protect the Hector's dolphin. See... Hector's dolphin threatened by selfishness [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00017.htm


Making Ruapehu Safe

- Cabinet has authorised the setting up of a ministerial committee to work with the Minister of Conservation on coordinating government responses on the potential Ruapehu lahar issue. See... Coordinated management of Ruapehu lahar issue [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00016.htm


Jennings Welcomes New Trade Lobby

- The formation of a business led network to advocate for trade liberalisation is a welcome step, ACT Trade Negotiations Spokesman Owen Jennings said today. See... Trade Liberalisation Network Welcomed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00010.htm


Health And Safety Legislation Stresses Opposition

- The Government's Health and Safety in Employment Bill will do little to change New Zealand's appalling workplace accident statistics, National's ACC spokesperson Gerry Brownlee said today. See... Bill Won't Change Workplace Accident Statistics [1] - ACT - $500,000 Fine For Small Business Causing Stress [2] - Finsec- Pat on the back for union Stress Busters [3] - GE Photo Exhibition - Staking Our Claim ... for a GE Free Aotearoa [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00006.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00008.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00006.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00004.htm


Super Fund Report Says All Pain, Little Gain

- A National Bank report into how the Government's Super Fund will be a drag on growth proves the scheme is all pain and little gain, Opposition Leader Bill English said today. See... Report Proves Govt's Super Fund Flawed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00005.htm

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