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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
UN General Assembly / Phil Goff Debate AIDS Pandemic
NZ Property Prices Continue To Fly
NEW ZEALAND NEWS HEADLINES:
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Scoop Link: Salon.com Opens Up The Black Box Voting Debate
Hard News Is About To Change Name!
Streets Of London: The Hutton Inquiry
Cartoon: Old Abe Is Feeling The Times
Meditations With Martin LeFevre: Bush UN Preview
Between The Lines: Middle East Road Map Peace Plan Unravels
UQ Wire: 911 Skeptics Breakthrough To The Mainstrream
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
PM Challenged To Trade Debate With Prof. Kelsey
Anderton Wants Jobs Debate With Nats
Nick Smith Offered Help With Education Policy
Peter Dunne Reflects Some More On Pink Thinking
Don Brash To Address ACT Conference
The National Party Leader's Weekly Column
Frequency Auction Ahead
Australian Warnings Should Be Heeded - ACT
PM Announces Money For Solomons Electricity
NZ Takes Leadership Role In Afghanistan
Peace Activists Seek NZ Withdrawal From Iraq

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
UN General Assembly / Phil Goff Debate AIDS Pandemic

- The United Nations General Assembly today convened a high-level meeting to discuss a report by Secretary-General Kofi Annan on progress in the worldwide fight against HIV/AIDS. See... General Assembly discusses fight against HIV/AIDS [1] ALSO: NZ Govt: Goff Says Leadership resources Needed for HIV-Aids fight [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00264.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00486.htm


NZ Property Prices Continue To Fly

- Residential property prices for New Zealand increased by 16.2 per cent over the last year but a period of consolidation seems likely over the next 12 months, according the National President of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand, Mr. Graeme Woodley. See… Property Market Yet To Show Signs Of Slowing [1] and IMPORTANT - Correction REINZ Residential Report [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00240.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00248.htm


NEW ZEALAND NEWS HEADLINES:

  • Global Sex Survey - Kiwi Women Fake Orgasms [1]
  • New Zealand Hair Stylists Take Vision to the World [2]
  • Carlson and the art of Flirting [3]
  • Sky TV Special Channel For L'oréal NZ Fashion Week [4]
  • Quake Jolts Capital [5]
  • NZ-UAE Sign Double Tax/Economic Cooperation Pact [6]
  • Antarctic Ozone Hole – Near Record Levels [7]
  • NZMA Supports Patients’ Rights to Privacy [8]
  • Auckland Chamber Gains International Recognition [9]
  • AA Commends Falling Fuel Prices [10]
  • Kiwis Scrutinised By Future Commonwealth Leaders [11]
  • Students Demand University Cleans Up Its Act [12]
  • HBDHB Disappointed Napier City Will Not Lift Old Site’s Caveat [13]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0309/S00086.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0309/S00098.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0309/S00097.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0309/S00096.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0309/S00087.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00485.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0309/S00085.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0309/S00080.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00238.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00232.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0309/S00106.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0309/S00107.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0309/S00081.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

    Special Debate: HIV/AIDS Pandemic

  • UN Radio: World Falls Short of Goals to Fight AIDS [1]
  • Annan: AIDS battle has fallen behind schedule [2]
  • Steps to combat all aspects of HIV/AIDS pandemic [3]
  • From The United Nations
  • Security Needs Stressed After latest Attack on UN [4]
  • French judge appointed to UN war crimes court [5]
  • From The UK
  • UK PM Blair: Differences over Iraq can be resolved [6]
  • From The Middle East
  • Bedouin Family, Jayyous Farmers Caged by the Wall [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00265.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00263.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00261.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00262.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00260.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00259.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00258.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Link: Salon.com Opens Up The Black Box Voting Debate

    - An open invitation to election fraud Not only is the country's leading touch-screen voting system so badly designed that votes can be easily changed, but its manufacturer is run by a die-hard GOP donor who vowed to deliver his state for Bush next year. ... See... Scoop Link: An Open Invitation To Election Fraud [1] .


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00209.htm


    Hard News Is About To Change Name!

    - From tomorrow, this will become the Public Address mailing list, not the Hard News mailing list. See... Hard News 23/09/03 - Practices [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00207.htm


    Streets Of London: The Hutton Inquiry

    - Today at the Inquiry we see the newly sainted Alistair Campbell and the Secretary of State for Defence Geoff Hoon being cross-examined. New documents including extracts from Alistair Campbell’s personal diary were revealed to the Inquiry. See... Streets Of London: Hutton Inq. Campbell And Hoon [1] MORE: - Streets Of London: Hutton Inquiry Update - Day 19 [2] - Day 18 [3] - Day 17 [4] - Streets Of London: Hutton Inquiry Resumed [5] - SOL: Hutton Inquiry - Monday 15th September [6] For earlier coverage of the Hutton Inquiry CLICK HERE [7] .


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00205.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00188.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00181.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00162.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00154.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00155.htm
    [7] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=iraqwar#hutton


    Cartoon: Old Abe Is Feeling The Times

    - Fooling Some Of The People All The Time…Cartoon by John Chuckman See... Chuckman Cartoon: Fooling Some Of The People [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00204.htm


    Meditations With Martin LeFevre: Bush UN Preview

    - Driving at high speed, it is too late to make a turn once the crossroads are reached. In the same way, it will be too late for humankind to change course (at this point in history anyway) once the international world order collapses. See... Martin LeFevre: A Vacuum Of Leadership [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00203.htm


    Between The Lines: Middle East Road Map Peace Plan Unravels

    - Interview with Hussein Ibish, communications director with the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, conducted by Scott Harris See... ME Peace Plan Unraveling with Threats to Arafat [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00202.htm


    UQ Wire: 911 Skeptics Breakthrough To The Mainstrream

    - What a strange world is this? - that I should find myself feeling euphoric on this, the second anniversary of the Sept. 11th attacks. See... UQ Wire: MalcontentX Reflects On 911 Anniversary [1] , UQ Wire: Twenty Questions About September 11 [2] and UQ Wire: Update On 911 CitizensWatch, Links [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00201.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00200.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00199.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - If the creatures knew the plans I have for them, they would all be guided to the fulfillment of My Desire and nothing could distract them. See... Katya Rivas: Wait for My Passing and Follow Me [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00198.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    PM Challenged To Trade Debate With Prof. Kelsey

    - “If the Prime Minister is so concerned about the meltdown of the World Trade Organisation, she should demand some decent advice about what really happened at Cancun. Then I challenge her to a public debate on the issues”, said Professor Jane Kelsey. See... Kelsey Challenges Clark To Debate The WTO [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00144.htm


    Anderton Wants Jobs Debate With Nats

    - The Progressive leader and Acting Prime Minister Jim Anderton today threw down a challenge to the National Party’s co-leaders to debate jobs and development. See... National challenged to debate jobs and development [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00503.htm


    Nick Smith Offered Help With Education Policy

    - National has regurgitated its tired old policy of privatising the education system and has suddenly decided that after destroying literacy achievement during nine years of government, literacy teaching should now be a top priority. See... Nick Smith needs help – Mallard offers briefing [1] MORE: - ACT - ACT Welcomes National To Education Debate [2] - Bill English - Nats commits to lifting education from doldrums [3] - Nick Smith - National testing key to raising standards [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00502.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00491.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00490.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00489.htm


    Peter Dunne Reflects Some More On Pink Thinking

    - Last month I wrote about the ‘pink think’ that is pervading a number of government measures that are trying to change the way in which we think about social norms. See... Peter Dunne Op-ed: Pink Thinking On The Rise [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00501.htm


    Don Brash To Address ACT Conference

    - ACT New Zealand President Catherine Judd today expressed her delight that National Party Finance Spokesman Dr Don Brash will address the ACT Upper South Regional Conference at Christchurch's George Hotel on Saturday September 27. See... Brash To Address ACT Meeting [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00500.htm


    The National Party Leader's Weekly Column

    - Did you know that our only national measures of literacy and numeracy are done by international agencies? See... The Right Talk, The Leader's view - 23 September [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00497.htm


    Frequency Auction Ahead

    - An auction for additional television, AM & FM broadcasting licences will commence on 18 November 2003, Broadcasting Minister Steve Maharey and Associate Communications Minister David Cunliffe said today. See... Television and radio licences to be auctioned [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00496.htm


    Australian Warnings Should Be Heeded - ACT

    - ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley today advised the Government to heed the friendly warning from Australian High Commissioner Allan Hawke, who has observed that ANZAC relations are `finely poised on the fulcrum'. See... Heed The Warning, Labour [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00495.htm


    PM Announces Money For Solomons Electricity

    - New Zealand will contribute NZ $1million towards the cost of providing a reliable electricity supply in Honiara. New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark made the announcement during her visit to Honiara today. See... NZ$1 million towards Honiara electricity supply [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00493.htm


    NZ Takes Leadership Role In Afghanistan

    - New Zealand’s Defence Force will take leadership of the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Afghanistan’s Bamian Province at a ceremony tomorrow, Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today. See... NZDF to lead Afghan Provincial Reconstruction Team [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00482.htm


    Peace Activists Seek NZ Withdrawal From Iraq

    - The attack on the United Nations in Iraq yesterday sends a clear warning signal to all nations there that they are viewed as part of the army of occupation. See... UN attack: means NO to NZ involvement in Iraq [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00147.htm

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    Ian Powell: Pay Freezes, Health Systems And Medical Specialists

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    Keith Rankin: The New Zealand Government’s 'Public Finance Rabbithole'

    Last week, out of left field, the government placed a three-year embargo on normal public sector wage bargaining, essentially a salary freeze. While there has been a certain amount of backtracking since, it is clear that the government has been ... More>>

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    Dr Terrence Loomis: Does Petroleum Industry Spying Really Matter?

    Opinion: Nicky Hager’s latest revelations about security firm Thompson and Clark’s ‘spying’ on climate activists and environmental organisations on behalf of the oil and gas industry and big GHG emitters makes entertaining reading. But it does ... More>>