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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
Transgenic Cattle Given Green Light
Louis Vuitton Cup 2002 – 2003 Kicks Off
LV Cup: Kayak Picket For Nuclear Challenger
UQ WIRE SPECIAL: Who is Delmart "Mike" Vreeland?
Te Papa Protests Today And Tomorrow
Countdown To War: War, Oil And Disinformation
Countdown To War: Killing To Get Elected?
Countdown To War: David Miller Online
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Free Primary Health Care Extended In Needy Areas
Defence Burglars Not Spies – Burton
English Crossing The Ditch For The Big Game
Winners At Writing About War
Industry Warned On Selling Booze To Kids
Immigration Points Change An Admission Of Failure
The Decline And Fall Of The Wool Board
Just Say No, Jim Tells WTO

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Scoop Is In The House

- An uncorrected transcript of today’s questions and answers will be available from around 5.30pm. For today’s questions see... Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 1 October [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00006.htm


Transgenic Cattle Given Green Light

- A special committee established by the Environmental Risk Management Authority has approved, with controls and in modified form, an application from AgResearch Ltd to develop transgenic cattle that can express functional therapeutic foreign proteins in their milk and to develop transgenic cattle to study gene function and genetic performance. See... GM Cattle Development application approved [1] REACTION: - GE Free NZ - Public Confidence in ERMA destroyed by decision [2] - Life Sciences Network - ERMA's decision 'big step forward'. [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0210/S00005.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0210/S00004.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0210/S00003.htm


Louis Vuitton Cup 2002 – 2003 Kicks Off

- Louis Vuitton Cup races have kicked off on a blustery Hauraki Gulf today with nine challengers representing six different countries (Italy, France, Great Britain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA) competing to challenge New Zealand for the Americas Cup. See... Louis Vuitton Cup 2002 – 2003 Kicks Off [1] - EDITOR'S NOTE – Scoop will be providing in depth coverage of the Louis Vuitton Cup challengers series which begins today. Sign up for FREE MY SCOOP [2] and select Americas Cup News to receive breaking news from the Gulf in your inbox. Latest Reports: - Mascalzone Latino Racing Vs One World [3] - Americas Cup Images: Training On The Gulf [4] - Americas Cup Images: The Draw [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00007.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/myscoop/
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00003.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00002.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00001.htm


LV Cup: Kayak Picket For Nuclear Challenger

- Auckland: Greenpeace activists in kayaks protested nuclear company Areva’s involvement in the America’s Cup as DefiAreva left the Viaduct Basin today. See... Greenpeace targets French nuclear team in Auckland [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00002.htm


UQ WIRE SPECIAL: Who is Delmart "Mike" Vreeland?

- The question has beguiled thousands since the shady, self-proclaimed operative for the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence says he tried to warn the world about 9/11 while sitting in a Canadian jail in the summer of 2001. Vreeland, who is now a fugitive from both Canadian and American justice, claims to have written a set of notes that listed potential terrorist targets, including the World Trade Center. The notes were eerie. But were they real? Is Vreeland a con man, or is he really a spy whose government has turned on him? See... UQ Wire: Wildcard, Who is Delmart "Mike" Vreeland? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00005.htm


Te Papa Protests Today And Tomorrow

- "Mum, look! there's blood dripping from that thumb print." "Yes dear, that's what happens when the people who profit from bloodshed and death come to your place" See... Profits From Bloodshed, Te Papa Protests Tues, Wed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00167.htm


Countdown To War: War, Oil And Disinformation

- Last Wednesday Her Majesty’s government finally released its long ballyhooed and much awaited report on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. There is no smoking gun and no evidence that the Iraqi government has or plans to use so-called weapons of mass destruction. What one does find is a repetitive catalogue of over fifty pages of charges and assertions designed to frighten and dissimulate. It succeeded in scaring me out of my wits. See... SRA Commentary: How to Control People [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00004.htm


Countdown To War: Killing To Get Elected?

- The White House campaign to garner public support for a new war against Iraq, launched during the summer, quickly overshadowed most other domestic and foreign policy issues facing the U.S. See... BTL: Bush's Iraq War Plan Linked to Elections [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00003.htm


Countdown To War: David Miller Online

- At face value, the announcement that Iraqi government officials will be meeting with United Nations weapons inspectors in Vienna this week to discuss their possible return is a positive sign. See... David Miller Online: Why War in Iraq is Inevitable [1] See also COUNTDOWN TO WAR FEATURE PAGE [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00002.htm
[2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=countdowniraq


Daily Katya Rivas

- The passage on the multiplication of fish and loaves of bread was read in the Holy Mass. The priest was explaining the Gospel when the Lord said to me: See... Katya Rivas: Share the Bread [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00001.htm



http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00004.htm
A Few Lessons From The Masters Of War

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Free Primary Health Care Extended In Needy Areas

- Four new Primary Health Organisations will give thousands more New Zealanders access to affordable, family-based primary health care, says Associate Health Minister, Tariana Turia. See... Maori lead the way in affordable health care [1] and King welcomes four new Primary Health Organisation [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00003.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00001.htm


Defence Burglars Not Spies – Burton

- Further to today’s investigations, preliminary indications from police are that the break-in at Defence Headquarters on Saturday morning was a random case theft. See... Spies haven’t invaded Defence HQ after all [1] and Defence break-in beggars belief [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00500.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00482.htm

English Crossing The Ditch For The Big Game

- National Leader Bill English says he is delighted to be going to Sydney to support the Warriors in the NRL Premiership Grand Final match this Sunday. See... English supports Warriors [1] and NRL Grand Final Could Be Sky TV’s Highest Rater [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00005.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0210/S00003.htm


Winners At Writing About War

- Prime Minister Helen Clark tonight announced the winners of the student essay competition on the Second Battle of El Alamein. See... PM announces winners of Battle of El Alamein essay [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00002.htm


Industry Warned On Selling Booze To Kids

- Justice Minister Phil Goff said today’s meeting with liquor industry heads re-emphasised Government and public concern over the sale of alcohol to under-18-year-olds. See... Liquor industry told to comply with age law [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00502.htm


Immigration Points Change An Admission Of Failure

- The Government is admitting the immigration “explosion” is out of control by continually tightening the rules, New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters said today. See... Govt. Admits Immigration Failure Claims Peters [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00501.htm


The Decline And Fall Of The Wool Board

- The Wool Board Restructuring Bill will be introduced into Parliament by the end of November, Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Wool industry restructuring timetable approved [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00499.htm


Just Say No, Jim Tells WTO

- World Trade Organisation members should "just say no" to distorting farm subsidies, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Cairns wants end to trade-distorting subsidies [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00498.htm

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