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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY:
Bush Comfortable With Israel Air Strike On Syria
NZ Sustainability Council Details Failure Of GE In Canada
Send Booboo To Canada Say The Greens
NZ NEWS HEADLINES:
United Nations Security Council Denounces Israeli Air Attack
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Pacific Journalism Review Vol. 9 Launched
Scoop Images: Getting It All Off For The Environment
Hard News Is There!
ZZZZZzzzzzr Scoop Has Feedback
Preemptive War And Scandal In The Whitehouse
William Rivers Pitt: Washington Wives Now "Fair Game"
Satire: Liberals Made Me Do It - Rush Limbaugh
Chuckman: Wesley Clark & The Governator
Kidd Millennium: Leaking Intelligence
Scoop Images: When White Horses Charge
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
United Future Decides To Oppose Supreme Court Bill
Freeing Ahmed Zaoui
Punishing Kid Kurariki
Saving The Seals
South Taranaki Treaty Settlement Progresses To Ratification
United Applauds New Political Interest In Families
Dr Shopping Inevitable In New PHO System
MP's Money Bill Gets Green Support
Wellington Railway Station Purchased By Govt.
PM's Weather Sense Questioned
Fisheries Assets Legislation On Track

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GE Protestors Get Their Gear Off

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

– For today’s questions for oral answer see See... Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 7 October [1] . Come back this evening for the uncorrected transcript of the answers.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00110.htm

LEAD STORY:
Bush Comfortable With Israel Air Strike On Syria

- “I made it very clear to the Prime Minister (Sharon), like I have consistently done, that Israel has got a right to defend herself, that Israel must not feel constrained, in terms of defending the homeland. However, I said that it's very important that any action Israel take should avoid escalation and creating higher tensions. See... Bush: Israel Has Right To Defend Itself [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00050.htm


NZ Sustainability Council Details Failure Of GE In Canada

- Government assurances that export markets will not be affected by GM plantings in New Zealand are contradicted by a previously secret paper from a country that Government cites as proof of its claims. See... Canadians Contradict Government Assurances on GM [1] ALSO: - MAdGE - Madge Happy To Hear Fonterra Is Free Of Human DNA [2] - GE Free NZ - Time NZ exercised its right to ban GE crops [3] - Econation - Kiwi music-lovers tell the PM ‘Hang On Helen’ [4] - Life Sciences Network - Sconz tells only half the story [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00058.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0310/S00015.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0310/S00014.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0310/S00035.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0310/S00013.htm


Send Booboo To Canada Say The Greens

- Green Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons is challenging Environment Minister Marian Hobbs to go to Canada with her to see first-hand the damage the GE industry is causing to organic and conventional farmers. See... Greens challenge Hobbs to go to Canada [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00113.htm


NZ NEWS HEADLINES:

  • Continued Growth in Labour Costs [1]
  • Double U.S. Win For NZ Graphic Designer [2]
  • Writers recognised in PM's Awards for Literary [3]
  • Engineering Scholarships Address Skills Shortages [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00062.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00059.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0310/S00034.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0310/S00017.htm


    United Nations Security Council Denounces Israeli Air Attack


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00040.htm
    IMAGE: Arafat Installs Emergency Government

    - Meeting in response to the latest developments in the Middle East, speakers in the Security Council today denounced Israel's attacks on Syrian territory, which were widely viewed as a grave escalation of violence in an already volatile region. See... Security Council denounce Israeli attacks in Syria [1] ALSO:UN's Kofi Annan Deplores Israeli Air Strike on Syria [2] - Israel Details Defence Force Action in Syria [3] - Arafat Signs Decree Announcing Emergency State [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00041.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00036.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00038.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00040.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

    Germany and EU

  • Chancellor Schröder's trip to the Middle East [1]
  • United Nations
  • Afghanistan: UN refugee agency deplores attacks on UN workers [2]
  • From Amnesty International
  • Jamaica: the killing of the Braeton Seven [3]
  • Philippines: Children on death row [4]
  • Asia Pacific
  • South Korea’s Roh Arrives in Bali for ASEAN Summit [5]
  • ILO Welcomes Timor-Leste and, Vanuatu Into Fold [6]
  • Journalist Raps NZ Travel Journalism With A Whine [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00042.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00035.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00032.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00033.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00043.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00039.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00031.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Pacific Journalism Review Vol. 9 Launched

    - A former Fiji deputy prime minister says the Pacific's first "embedded journalists" were reporters who worked too closely with George Speight's rebels in the ousting of his government. See... New Pacific Journalism Review Launched At Weekend [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00058.htm


    Scoop Images: Getting It All Off For The Environment

    - A smallish group of committed anti-GE protests took off their kit to protest the planned passage of the New Organisms and Other Matters Bill today in Parliament. See... Scoop Images: The Naked Truth About GE [1] MORE GE COMMENT: - Chris Wheeler - New Zealand Government Drags Country Into GE [2] - Food, Inc. Reviewed - Scoop Link: Why GE Is Backfiring [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00057.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00056.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00046.htm


    Hard News Is There!

    - Self-described "sceptical environmentalist" Bjorn Lomborg will speak in Wellington tomorrow, at the invitation of the Business Roundtable - and a lot of people who should know better will make arses of themselves. It is not that Lomborg ... See... Public Address 07/10/03 - Bjorn Again [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00055.htm


    ZZZZZzzzzzr Scoop Has Feedback

    - Keith Locke's press release on the deteriorating mental condition of Ahmed Zaoui is deeply disturbing. What the hell are we doing in this country? See... Scoop Feedback: Zaoui – Paul Holmes - Politics [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00054.htm


    Preemptive War And Scandal In The Whitehouse

    - Bush's Pre-Emptive War Doctrine Condemned as Related Scandals Erupt in White House - Interview with Ian Williams, author of "United Nations for Beginners," conducted by Scott Harris See... Bush's Pre-Emptive War Doctrine Condemned [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00053.htm


    Washington Wives Now "Fair Game"

    - Officials within the United States government have determined that attacking the wife of a vocal critic in order to silence that critic, and to silence the hundreds of other analysts who know full well the breadth and scope of the lies that have been told, is acceptable behavior. In other words, wives are now “fair game.” See... UQ Wire: Fair Game [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00052.htm


    Satire: Liberals Made Me Do It - Rush Limbaugh

    - Citing his reckless and llegal use of prescription drugs, Rush Limbaugh lambasted liberals for causing the moral decay of the country by refusing to take responsibility for their actions. See... Limbaugh Uses Himself As Example Of Moral Decay [1] . See also... Rush Limbaugh May Teach Conservatives A Lesson [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00051.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00037.htm


    Chuckman: Wesley Clark & The Governator

    - I don't know how many times I've seen articles about Wesley Clark making a formidable opponent for George Bush. And I agree, he likely would, but so what? See... John Chuckman Comment: Hope Against Hope [1] and Chuckman Cartoon: The Governator Online [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00050.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00049.htm


    Kidd Millennium: Leaking Intelligence

    - Cartoon by kiddmillennium.com… See... Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Cutting Edge Commentary [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00048.htm


    Scoop Images: When White Horses Charge

    - A strong offshore wind combined with huge waves rolling in on Wellington's south coast last night to form streaming manes behind the giant rollers, like a regular charge of the white horse cavalry. See... Scoop Images: The White Horse Cavalry Charge [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00045.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - I make the creature look out to the thresholds of the unknown world that dominates them, in order to comprehend some secret and allow him to take it to the earth like an intense treasure. See... Katya Rivas: The Distance between Your Way & Mine [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00047.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0310/S00032.htm
    IMAGE: Coming Soon From The Royal NZ Ballet

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    United Future Decides To Oppose Supreme Court Bill

    - The United Future caucus has decided it cannot support the passage of the Supreme Court at this time, even though the Government has the numbers to pass the legislation, on the back of the Greens’ support. See... United Future to oppose Supreme Court Bill [1] MORE: - National - Government has no mandate to scrap Privy Council [2] - Business Roundtable - Referendum on Supreme Court Bill More Important [3] - Campaign for the Privy Council - Supreme Court Bill To Go To Second Reading Today [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00120.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00119.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00037.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00035.htm


    Freeing Ahmed Zaoui

    - Rt Hon Winston Peters is calling for the release of so-called refugee Ahmed Zaoui from Paremoremo prison if it is causing mental health problems and asking that he be sent back to where he came from to New Zealand. See... Free Zaoui For The Next Flight - Peters [1] , Regarding The Solitary Confinement of Ahmed Zaoui [2] and


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00106.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00038.htm


    Punishing Kid Kurariki

    - United Future law and order spokesman, Marc Alexander, is calling on the Parole Board to uphold the rights of victims when it deliberates on Bailey Junior Kurariki’s appeal for home detention today. See... Alexander: victims’ rights before killer’s rights [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00123.htm


    Saving The Seals

    - Fisheries Minister Pete Hodgson has taken a conservative approach to setting the limit for New Zealand sea lion deaths in the southern squid trawl fishery this season. See... Limit set for sea lion deaths in squid fishery [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00122.htm


    South Taranaki Treaty Settlement Progresses To Ratification

    Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi of south Taranaki has started the ratification process for finalising their Deed of Settlement with the Crown, Treaty Negotiations Minister Margaret Wilson said. See... Ratification of Ngaa Rauru settlement begins [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00121.htm


    United Applauds New Political Interest In Families

    - United Future leader, Peter Dunne, and the party’s family spokeswoman, Judy Turner, say they’re delighted with the growing emphasis on family-friendly policies that is developing in Parliament and want to take positive steps to develop it. See... UF seeks political consensus over families [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00116.htm


    Dr Shopping Inevitable In New PHO System

    - The Government can't complain about what it calls 'doctor shopping' when it is restricting patients to seeing only one GP practice under its new Primary Health Organisations (PHO) system, says National Health Spokesperson Dr Lynda Scott. See... Govt limiting patient choice to doctors [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00114.htm


    MP's Money Bill Gets Green Support

    - The Green Party will be supporting the Members of Parliament (Pecuniary Interests) Bill, which was introduced into Parliament today. See... Greens support MPs declaring interests [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00112.htm


    Wellington Railway Station Purchased By Govt.

    - The government will buy the Wellington Railway Station from Tranz Rail, Finance Minister Michael Cullen and State Owned Enterprises Minister Mark Burton announced today. See... Wellington Railway Station secured [1] See also National response... Govt obsesses over rail ownership [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00111.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00118.htm


    PM's Weather Sense Questioned

    - ACT New Zealand Wellington-based MP Heather Roy today accused Prime Minister Helen Clark of being dangerously short-sighted, in light of her comments that the weekend's appalling weather was a rare event and no reason to build Transmission Gully early. See... Time To Get Real About Roading, Labour [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00107.htm


    Fisheries Assets Legislation On Track

    - The Government is on track to introduce a Bill before the end of the year to authorise the allocation of Maori Fisheries Settlement assets, says Fisheries Minister Pete Hodgson. See... Maori Fisheries Settlement legislation on track [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00105.htm

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