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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY: Scoop Report: NZ First Shows Entrenched Position In Zaoui Case
Securities Commission Files Massive Insider Trading Claim
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
School Girl Shot By Israel While Studying Dies
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
STORY OF THE WEEK: The Excluded Candidate – David Cobb – On The Debates

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News Is There!
Two Stunning Documentaries To Be Finally Broadcast In NZ
Don Henley Explains His Views On The Dimson
Martin LeFevre: Prepare For The Worst
Scoop Link: Sy Hersh Tells Iraq Like It Is
Am Johal: Sharon's Death Of The Roadmap To Peace
Weissman Receives A Letter From A Soldier's Grieving Mum
Dennis Hans: Believing His Own Soundbite
Bond Guru Vs Greenspan On The US Inflation Con Job
M. Shahid Alam: Is There An Islamic Problem?
John Tomlinson: The Stench Of Violence & Death
Guest Opinion: Reclothing The President Of Pakistan

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Local Government Vote Count Blame Game Continues
Auckland Prepares For Foreshore & Seabed Hikoi No. 2
Damien O’Connor Announces Boost To Rural GPs
NZQA Put On Notice Over Political Release Placement
Detail On Gas Power Plant Risk Sharing Agreement Made Public
Paul Adams Calls Business NZ Potty
Treaty Nonsense At Housing NZ Must Stop – Dunne
Coalition Govt. As A Bullwark Against Health Privatisers
Court Costs Rises Bad For Justice – Dail Jones
Hodgson Applauds Passage For Energy Bill
Speed Camera Tzar Earning A Pretty Penny
Mallard & English Debate Money And Their Mouths
Greens Question ACC Choice Of Keynote Speaker

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http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00160.htm
NZ First's Dail Jones Backs Govt On Zaoui-Case

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

– For today's questions see... Questions for Oral Answer - Thursday, 14 October [1] . For Wednesday's questions & answers see… Questions & Answers for Oral 13 October [2] . For Tuesday's see… Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 12 October [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00250.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00233.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00210.htm

LEAD STORY:
Scoop Report: NZ First Shows Entrenched Position In Zaoui Case

- As well as receiving support from New Zealand First regarding the Seabed and Foreshore legislation it would seem Helen Clark’s Government also has an ally in New Zealand First when it comes to the Government’s handling of detained refugee, Ahmed Zaoui. See... NZ First 100% Behind Govt Regarding Zaoui [1] ALSO: - Scoop Report - Govt Moves To Ban Human Rights From Security Review [2] - NZ First - Zaoui Expenses Exceed $1.2 million – NZ First [3] - Progessives - Matt Robson Writes To Dail Jones On Zaoui [4] - AUS - Time to give Zaoui his freedom [5] - CTU - Judge Zaoui Under Court of Appeal Rules [6] - Govt - Crown to appeal Zaoui case [7] - Progressives' Matt Robson - Apply human rights to Zaoui not a legal manoeuvre [8] - Greens' Keith Locke - Don’t Appeal, Release Zaoui Now [9] - Auckland Lecture - Zaoui Lecture To Be Delivered At Auckland University [10]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00160.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00144.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00234.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00256.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00150.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00149.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00205.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00212.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00213.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0410/S00048.htm


Securities Commission Files Massive Insider Trading Claim

- The Securities Commission filed insider trading proceedings relating to share trading in Tranz Rail Holdings Limited in the High Court in Wellington today. Tranz Rail is now called Toll NZ Limited. See... Insider Trading Proceedings Filed: Tranz Rail Case [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0410/S00162.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • NZ to contribute to Caribbean hurricane relief [1]
  • Human Rights Foundation Says NOW is the time to act [2]
  • Norwegian Parent Vaccine Never Released In Norway [3]
  • Hikoi TuaRua Whatever… The Weather [4]
  • Local Government And DHB Election Update [5]
  • Children’s Commissioner Champions Children’s Day [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00230.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00132.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0410/S00060.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00143.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00142.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00137.htm


    School Girl Shot By Israel While Studying Dies

    - Just two months shy of her tenth birthday, Ghadeer Jaber Mokheimer died today of injuries sustained when, sitting in a United Nations school, she was hit by gunfire from an Israeli military position on the outskirts of Khan Younis camp. See... Palestinian Girl Shot While At School Dies [1] ALSO: Israel Withdraws Claim Rocket Was In UN Ambulance [2] - Palestine Eyewitness: Attack On Gaza [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00162.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00168.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00157.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Locust Swarms In Africa Is At Critical Phase [1]
  • 1 In 3 East Europe & Asia Children Suffer Poverty [2]
  • State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for October 13 [3]
  • Dyncorp And PAE Awarded Darfur Logistics Contract [4]
  • D. Fisk: Advancing the Day When Cuba Will Be Free [5]
  • Inquiry Call For RNC Pier 57 Political Detentions [6]
  • Cambodia raises WTO membership to 148 [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00164.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00163.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00176.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00175.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00171.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00170.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00169.htm


    STORY OF THE WEEK: The Excluded Candidate – David Cobb – On The Debates

    - Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb is doing everything he can to make sure the American people hear more than two frighteningly similar voices in this election. See... Cobb To Debate Bush & Kerry [1] and The Real Crime Is The Hijacking Of Our Democracy [2] MORE: - Jolisa Gracewood In New Haven: Bring It On [3] For much more see... STORY OF THE WEEK: Presidential Debates (3) [4] , STORY OF THE WEEK: Presidential Debates (2) [5] & STORY OF THE WEEK: Presidential Debates (1) [6]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00178.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00177.htm
    [3] - http://publicaddress.net/default,1567.sm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0410/S00142.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0410/S00095.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0410/S00067.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00164.htm
    Scoop Columnist's New Book - Is There An Islamic Problem

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News Is There!

    - In this time of peace and reconciliation in local body Auckland, it would seem a little tacky to be in possession of the infamous Hubbard-NBR PDFs, wouldn't it? Yet if you go to Aaron Bhatnagar's blog, click on the link marked My personal photos, ... See... Public Address 14/10/04 - Curiousity! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00169.htm


    Two Stunning Documentaries To Be Finally Broadcast In NZ

    – Alister Barry's Someone Else's Country & In A Land of Plenty Sunday will be broadcast on the Sunday and Monday of Labour weekend on TV One at noon on each day. (24th and 25th Oct). See... Someone Else's Country & Land of Plenty Broadcasts [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00166.htm


    Don Henley Explains His Views On The Dimson

    - BANGKOK, Thailand -- Don Henley, lead singer of the American rock band, ''The Eagles'', said America's war in Iraq ''was not necessary'' and he does not like U.S. President George Bush. See... Don Henley Slams Bush & Iraq War In Thailand [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00167.htm


    Martin LeFevre: Prepare For The Worst

    - America lost its soul with the first Gulf War under George the First, and thereupon took over the mantle of ''evil empire'' from the Soviet Union. See... Meditations (Politics): Prepare for Bush [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00165.htm


    Scoop Link: Sy Hersh Tells Iraq Like It Is

    - "The only sense you get is we're basically in a full-scale air war against invisible people that we can't find, that we have no intelligence about, so we bomb what we can see." See... Scoop Link: Seymour Hersh Talks Iraq As It Is [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00158.htm


    Am Johal : Sharon's Death Of The Roadmap To Peace

    - On Wednesday, September 14th, Occupation forces began in earnest the process of building a new settlement on Izbat Salman and Izbat Jalud lands, near Qalqiliya district in the West Bank. See... Am Johal: Breaking Sharon's 'Iron Wall' [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00172.htm


    Weissman Receives A Letter From A Soldier's Grieving Mum

    - We had never talked, but I knew who she was. ''Dear Steve, My son, Spc Casey Austin Sheehan, died on 04/04/04 in Sadr City. He died saving the lives of fellow soldiers. This is what his soul is crying out to me from heaven: '' See... Steve Weissman: When the Fallen Refuse to Salute [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00171.htm


    Dennis Hans: Believing His Own Soundbite

    - If John Kerry blows the election, it will be because he fell in love with the most ridiculous, counterproductive soundbite of the 2004 campaign: ''The president rushed our nation to war without a plan to win the peace.'' See... Kerry Must Say To Rush To Unprovoked War Is Wrong [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00170.htm


    Bond Guru Vs Greenspan On The US Inflation Con Job

    - (SEATTLE) 10/13/04 -- Bill Gross’s " Haute Con Job ” (Pimco, October 2004) drew quick criticism from Bloomberg’s John Berry and the Fed’s William Poole, according to the latest exchange in Gross’s rebuttal . See... Dan Spillane: Con Job Finger-Pointing [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00168.htm


    M. Shahid Alam: Is There An Islamic Problem?

    - I have brought together in this book some of the essays I wrote after September 11, 2001, essays in which I have tried to make sense – historical sense – of the events which transpired on the morning of that fateful day, between 8:45 AM and 9:43 AM, ... See... M. Shahid Alam: Is There An Islamic Problem? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00164.htm


    John Tomlinson: The Stench Of Violence & Death

    - Now that the Australian election is over we can get on with the real agenda: peace, disarmament, poverty alleviation, reconciliation. My first post election poem is below calling for solidarity in the struggle for a fairer world - John Tomlinson. See... John Tomlinson: A Post Election Peace Poem [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00163.htm


    Guest Opinion: Reclothing The President Of Pakistan

    - The most popular thing in Pakistan, nowadays, is General Pervez Musharraf's 'uniform'. See... Musharraf, Mullahs And The 'Uniform' [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00162.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00166.htm
    Someone Else's Country & In A Land of Plenty
    Broadcasts On TVNZ 24th and 25th Of October

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Local Government Vote Count Wars Continue

    - The numbers of invalid or informal votes increased significantly in three local government elections held while National was in power, Local Government Minister Chris Carter revealed today. See... Informal votes increased 3 times under National [1] MORE: - NZ First - Democracy Jeopardised By Denial [2] - National - 100,000 STV votes likely to be discarded [3] & Labour's law ensured local election debacle [4] - Govt. - National party claims totally untrue [5] & Officials asked to look at new options for vote [6] - electionz.com - Local Government And DHB Election Update [7]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00258.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00260.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00255.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00209.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00237.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00227.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00142.htm


    Auckland Prepares For Foreshore & Seabed Hikoi No. 2

    - Green MPs Jeanette Fitzsimons and Metiria Turei are hosting an open discussion around the Government's foreshore and seabed legislation this Friday (15th October), the day before the hikoi through Auckland. See... Green MPs host foreshore forum ahead of hikoi [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00257.htm


    Damien O’Connor Announces Boost To Rural GPs

    - Associate Health Minister Damien O’Connor today announced a $10.9 million annual funding boost to help rural areas retain GPs, nurses and other health workers. This funding will be ongoing starting in 2005/06. See... $10.9m funding boost for rural health [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00259.htm


    NZQA Put On Notice Over Political Release Placement

    - The NZQA should heed a warning by the State Services Commissioner and remove a politically charged press release from a prominent position on its website, says National's Education spokesman, Bill English. See... NZQA should mind its political manners [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00254.htm


    Detail On Gas Power Plant Risk Sharing Agreement Made Public

    - Detail of the risk sharing agreement around Genesis Energy’s 385 MW combined cycle gas turbine plant, e3p, at Huntly is released today. See... e3p contract information released [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00253.htm


    Paul Adams Calls Business NZ Potty

    - The rigid right-wing ideologues of Business New Zealand have lost the plot, United Future's Paul Adams said today. See... Adams: Business NZ needs to get real [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00252.htm


    Treaty Nonsense At Housing NZ Must Stop – Dunne

    - United Future leader, Peter Dunne, today called on Housing Minister Steve Maharey to instruct immediately his Housing New Zealand officials to put an end to the ‘Treaty nonsense’ that surrounds the appointment of middle managers at the State agency. See... UF slams ‘Treaty nonsense’ in Housing NZ [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00251.htm


    Coalition Govt. As A Bullwark Against Health Privatisers

    - The health funding issues raised in a Health Funds Assocication-commissioned report released today serve as a useful reminder that fully funded public healthcare must be protected in the future, says Progressive leader Jim Anderton. See... Middle NZ's protection from the health privatizers [1] and Labour will maintain public health provision [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00249.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00241.htm


    Court Costs Rises Bad For Justice – Dail Jones

    - New Zealand First justice spokesperson Dail Jones agrees with the Law Society’s claims that a massive rise in court costs is preventing people from their right to a fair hearing because they cannot afford to take their case to court. See... Reduce Court Fees Now Says NZ First [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00248.htm


    Hodgson Applauds Passage For Energy Bill

    - Energy Minister Pete Hodgson has today welcomed the completion of the third reading of the Electricity and Gas Industries Bill. See... Electricity and Gas legislation passed [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00246.htm


    Speed Camera Tzar Earning A Pretty Penny

    - New Zealand First says the astronomical salary paid to Police Commissioner Rob Robinson reflects his huge value to the Government as a traffic tax gatherer with police speed cameras. See... Speed Cameras Boost Police Boss Pay Packet [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00244.htm


    Mallard & English Debate Money And Their Mouths

    - Trevor Mallard should put his money where his mouth is over the half billion dollar shortfall in school funding, says National's Education spokesman, Bill English. See... Put your money where your mouth is, Mallard [1] and English misleads on funding [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00239.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00229.htm


    Greens Question ACC Choice Of Keynote Speaker

    - Green MP Sue Bradford is questioning whether a criminal profiler is an appropriate speaker for an ACC rehabilitation conference. See... ACC's keynote speaker sends wrong message [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00231.htm

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