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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:

Local Government Elections: Full Coverage
Local Government Elections: Parliamentary Reaction
Local Government Elections: Hard News Is There!
Cullen Says Strong Economies Win Elections
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Amnesty Urges UN Security council To Revise Anti-Terror Resolution
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
STORT OF THE WEEK: Stateside: Missing The Debate
William Rivers Pitt: Scary Little Man

SCOOP COLUMNS:
The Strange Case Of The Disappearing Celebrity Dads
John Roughan's Letter From Honiara
Barbara O'Brien: Lynne Cheney Burner Of American History
Richard Ehrlich: Cambodia After Norodom Sihanouk?
Pacific Islands Media Up Close And Personal
Palestinian Film Review - Yoav Shamir’s ''Checkpoint.''
Marjorie Cohn: Close Enough For Gov'mnt Work
Democracy Now On The Weapons That Weren't
UQ Wire: Taking Issue With The Washington Post
Am Johal: The Obstacles To Peace In The Holy Land

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Anderton Pours Scorn On Trans-Tasman Whenuapai Tip
Franks Seeks Clarification From Swain On Official Deceit
PM Pays Tribute To Maurice Shadbolt
What Do You Think About Free Trade?
Matt Robson Celebrates Afghanistan Election
Tongan Press Court Decision Welcomed
Dunne Finds Public Support For Constitutional Commission
Hodgson Opens A Climate Change Workshop
New Chemical Rules For Farmers Are Fair Says Hobbs
Newman On-line Examines NZ's Sentencing Law
Anderton Appaluds New East Cape Jobs

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LEAD STORY:
Local Government Elections: Full Coverage

- Cereal king Dick Hubbard has been elected Mayor of Auckland in today's local body elections. For full reaction to the Hubbard coup and a roundup of news from local body elections see...SCOOP FULL COVERAGE: Local Body Elections October 2004 [1] MORE: - LGNZ - Local government changes reflects community choice [2] Tim O'Brien - Dunedin Shows It's Not STV It's The Counting [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00118.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0410/S00102.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0410/S00101.htm


Local Government Elections: Parliamentary Reaction

- ACT - ACT's The Letter - Monday 11 October [1] - United Future - UF MP’s: Re-direct road funding to Wgton, Tauranga [2] - Greens - Greens make gains on local bodies [3] - National - Brash congratulates new mayors and councillors [4] - National - Labour should’ve seen poor turn-out coming [5] - ACT - Time To Get Moving On Wellington Roading [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00173.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00164.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00159.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00157.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00156.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00152.htm


Local Government Elections: Hard News Is There!

- The Eastern motorway - whichever of the multiple versions you're talking about - is toast. There can hardly have been an Aucklander who didn't know it was an issue when he or she voted in the local body elections, and to take anything other than ... See... Public Address 11/10/04 - Toast [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00117.htm


Cullen Says Strong Economies Win Elections

- The Australian election results are a clear warning for National and the other Opposition parties, says Finance Minister Michael Cullen See... Aussie election results warning for National [1] MORE: - Greens - Greens confirmed as the Third Force in Australia [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00165.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00158.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

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  • Independent assessor to investigate Waiouru claims [1]
  • Adams Backs 'Intelligent' Open Road Speed Limits [2]
  • NZ to mark second anniversary of Bali bombing [3]
  • Work Commences on Care and Protection Residence [4]
  • Dunedin Indigenous Rights Hikoi Organised [5]
  • The Scavengers To Tour New Zealand! [6]
  • Hits And Kisses For Ballet's 2005 Programme [7]
  • TV3 Poll: Labour Extends Their Lead Over National… [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00177.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00174.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00172.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00096.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00090.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0410/S00064.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0410/S00062.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00093.htm


    Amnesty Urges UN Security council To Revise Anti-Terror Resolution

    - Amnesty International today made an urgent appeal to members of the UN Security Council to revise an anti-terrorism resolution which would seriously undermine human rights including the right to freedom of expression and religion. See... Amnesty International’s Global Round-Up [1] ALSO: - UN - UN Says Resolution Takes Aim At All Terrorists [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00120.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00135.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Kosovo Envoy Finds Mixed Progress On Serbs Returns [1]
  • Security Council Condemns String Of Terror Attacks [2]
  • States Behind Schedule In Reducing Child Mortality [3]
  • Africa Begins Largest-Ever Immunization Campaign [4]
  • Sudan: Amnesty welcomes UN Commission of Inquiry [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00138.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00137.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00136.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00133.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00121.htm

    STORY OF THE WEEK:

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00094.htm
    William Rivers Pitt – Scary Little Man

    Stateside: Missing The Debate

    - Missed the second presidential debate, didn't I. A visitor had just arrived from the old home sod and the last thing on earth she wanted to look at was George W. Bush and John Kerry. See... Stateside With Rosalea: Fright Night [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00114.htm


    William Rivers Pitt: Scary Little Man

    - George W. Bush, still smarting from his embarrassing performance in the Florida debate, decided on Friday night in St. Louis that volume was a good substitute for strength, that yelling would be mistaken for gravitas. The result was an ugly, disturbing, ... See... William Rivers Pitt: The Scary Little Man [1] MORE DEBATE COVERAGE: - Wasserman - Kerry's Four Magic Words Tonight To Win It All [2] - Guest Opinion - Mumzee's Post-Debate Assessment [3] - John Chuckman - Cartoon: Bush & The Second Debate [4] - Daniel Patrick Welch - Hey Mr. Turkey, That's a Fancy Way to Walk [5] - Undernews - Sam Smith: Apology Re. Iraq Casualty Figures [6] - Steve Weissman - For What Did We Die, Mr. Bush? [7] - Allen Roland - Kerry Vs Bush / Round Two [8] For much more see... STORY OF THE WEEK: Presidential Debates (2) [9] & STORY OF THE WEEK: Presidential Debates (1) [10]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00094.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00113.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00112.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00107.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00106.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00103.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00101.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00105.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0410/S00095.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0410/S00067.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    The Strange Case Of The Disappearing Celebrity Dads

    - The front-page headline looked so innocent: ''Former Black Cap snares Peggy Bourne’s heart on eve of trial''. And there were Simon Doull and Peggy Bourne, both smiling cheerfully at the camera, only in separate photos. See... Letter from Elsewhere: Not A Pretty Picture [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00115.htm


    John Roughan's Letter From Honiara

    - RAMSI, the Australian-led multi-nation intervention force, is now into its 15-month program to help the country re-invent itself. Solomon Islanders initially gave a resounding vote of confidence (94% approval rating). See... John Roughan: Partnership, The Road To Ownership! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00108.htm


    Barbara O'Brien: Lynne Cheney Burner Of American History

    - You'll remember that every time Hillary Clinton so much as hiccupped while her husband was president, the wingnuts would scream about power hunger and the "co-presidency." Yet the wife of a vice president can order 300,000 books burned, and hardly anyone notices! See... Barbara O'Brien: Lynne Cheney's Ministry of Truth [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00102.htm


    Richard Ehrlich: Cambodia After Norodom Sihanouk?

    - BANGKOK, Thailand -- Cambodia's King Norodom Sihanouk, originally crowned in 1941 when Nazi-backed Vichy France controlled his country, said he will abandon his throne, sparking concern over who might replace him. See... Cambodia's King Norodom Sihanouk To Bow Out [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00100.htm


    Pacific Islands Media Up Close And Personal

    - Labour MP Mark Gosche accused New Zealand's mainstream media today of being shallow and failing to seriously cover Pacific affairs at the Pacific Islands Media Association conference today. See... Gosche Condemns Reporting Of Pacific Issues [1] MORE PIMA COVERAGE: - Media Chiefs Consider Pasifika Talent Boost Plan [2] - TVNZ Chief Praises Pacific Media Coverage [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00096.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00097.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00091.htm


    Palestinian Film Review - Yoav Shamir’s ''Checkpoint.''

    - The 40th Annual Chicago International Film Festival hosted a screening of Yoav Shamir’s ''Checkpoint.'' See... Sonia Nettnin Film Review: Checkpoint [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00111.htm


    Marjorie Cohn: Close Enough For Gov'mnt Work

    - Officials in the Bush administration are singing in unison that the way to neutralize the terrorists is to spread democracy throughout the Middle East. See... Marjorie Cohn: Close Enough For Gov'mnt Work [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00116.htm


    Democracy Now On The Weapons That Weren't

    - The major U.S. report on Saddam Hussein's pre-war weapons capacity has concluded Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction at the time of the U.S. invasion, contradicting the Bush administration's main argument for war. We speak with former Iraqi nuclear scientist, Imad Khadduri. See... Official U.S. Report Finds Saddam Had No WMDs [1] MORE: - Scoop Reader Opinion - No WMD Existed; A Global Apology Is Needed [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00110.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00109.htm


    UQ Wire: Taking Issue With The Washington Post

    - NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2004 -- Philip Zelikow, a high-level national security adviser to both Bush administrations, acknowledges that America faces a new infectious disease: lack of faith in the U.S. government's 9/11 Commission report. See... UQ Wire: Philip Zelikow - Losing Against Bacteria [1] and UQ Wire: The Conspiraphiles Are Back [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00104.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00089.htm


    Am Johal: The Obstacles To Peace In The Holy Land

    - Recently, Dov Weisglass, the Prime Minister Sharon's bureau chief said, ''The significance of our disengagement plan is the freezing of the peace process. It supplies the formaldehyde necessary so there is no political process with the Palestinians… effectively this whole package called a Palestinian state has been removed indefinitely from our agenda.'' See... Am Johal: Sharon and Arafat Should Step Aside [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00099.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0410/S00074.htm
    The Polar Sea And The Polar Sky

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    Anderton Pours Scorn On Trans-Tasman Whenuapai Tip

    - Minister for Regional Development Jim Anderton says he is mystified by a news report in Friday's edition of 'Trans Tasman' that speculates on the future of Whenuapai airbase. See... Anderton mystified by unfounded Whenuapai report [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00155.htm


    Franks Seeks Clarification From Swain On Official Deceit

    - It is time for Corrections Minister Paul Swain to tell us whether deceit is official policy for his agents, ACT New Zealand Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks said today. See... Come Clean On Deception, Minister [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00153.htm


    PM Tribute To Maurice Shadbolt

    - Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Helen Clark today paid tribute to writer Maurice Shadbolt, who died yesterday, saying he made a hugely important and valuable contribution to literature in New Zealand. See... PM pays tribute to Maurice Shadbolt [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00171.htm


    What Do You Think About Free Trade?

    - The Government is seeking submissions from the public on two possible trade agreements, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton announced today. See... Submissions invited on possible trade agreements [1] and People urged to give views on possible trade deals [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00170.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00179.htm


    Matt Robson Celebrates Afghanistan Election

    - The arrival of democratic elections for the men and women of Afghanistan is a rare piece of good news in a nation which for decades has too often only generated tragic news stories, says Progressive MP Matt Robson. See... Afghanistan – good news at last [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00178.htm


    Tongan Press Court Decision Welcomed

    - Progressive MP Matt Robson says that the decision of the Tongan Court which effectively restores media freedom of speech is a significant step towards democracy in the Pacific kingdom. See... Robson welcomes Tongan court decision [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00169.htm


    Dunne Finds Public Support For Constitutional Commission

    - United Future leader, Peter Dunne, a long-time proponent of an inquiry into New Zealand’s constitutional arrangements, says he’s delighted to see the latest poll confirms the public agrees with him. See... Public backs constitutional inquiry [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00167.htm


    Hodgson Opens A Climate Change Workshop

    - An international workshop on how to prepare for the effects of climate change will today be opened by Convenor, Ministerial Group on Climate Change, Pete Hodgson. See... Climate change adaptation workshop [1] and Hodgson: Opening Address To Climate Change Forum [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00163.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00176.htm


    New Chemical Rules For Farmers Are Fair Says Hobbs

    - The new rules for managing hazardous substances on farms will benefit farmers, rather than be detrimental as claimed in a report released by Federated Farmers today (Monday Oct 11), Environment Minister Marian Hobbs said. See... New hazardous substances rules fair to farmers [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00162.htm


    Newman On-line Examines NZ's Sentencing Law

    - This week, Newman On-Line looks at the inconsistencies in Labour’s Sentencing Act, and considers ways to turn sentencing back into punishment for crime. See... Newman On-Line: Returning Power To The Judges [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00160.htm


    Anderton Appaluds New East Cape Jobs

    - Minister for Regional Development, Jim Anderton, is welcoming the news that Ernslaw One Ltd. has purchased the Prime Sawmill in Gisborne, with plans to create an extra thirty to forty jobs as it expands its operations. See... Anderton welcomes quality job creation in Gisborne [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00154.htm

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