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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY: Flashback: When Hide Was On The Other End Of The Boot
Corngate Inquiry Report Back Pleases Some
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
UN Voices Concern Over Kosovo Sectarian Voting Threats
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Tony Baldwin's Prescription For Dairy Industry Progress
Scoop Review: Yasmine Ryan Attends Carandiru
Damian Clarke: Palestinian Activists Reunited In London
Photo Essay: Seabed And Foreshore Hikoi No. 2
M. Shahid Alam: To Hate Or Not To Hate
Bernard Weiner Reflects On Recent Losses
Mary Pitt: "Entrepeneurship" By Virtue Of Necessity
Kamala Sarup: Asia Struggles With HIV Drug Costs

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
PM Conflabs With Bollywood In India
Greens Want Dioxin Tests For 2,4,5,T Workers
Charities Bill Revision Remains Unduly Oppressive - Bradford
Call For Inquiry Into Police Use Of Taxis For Emergencies
Rapacious Telecomms Companies Need Reining In - Winston
Tony Ryall Claims Credit For Ban On Cops Hiding In Bushes
Mallard Pleased With E-Government Progress
Rick Barker's Industrial Relations Vision Doubted
The Food Revolution Comes To Auckland

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Photo Essay: Hikoi2 Intensifies Pressure On Govt Over Foreshore.
Images by Eddie Gay

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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 - Tuesday, 19 October [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00323.htm

LEAD STORY:
Flashback: When Hide Was On The Other End Of The Boot

- Rodney Hide the onetime super perk buster – but now rather more subdued Leader of the Act Party - has once again been in attack mode this week regarding a number of allegations swirling around Labour Cabinet Minister John Tamihere. Not too long ago however the shoe was on the other foot. And today in the House the super perk buster was reminded of a scam that he failed to bust: namely, his dealings with an investment company that ended up fleecing New Zealand investors of millions of dollars. See... Flashback: When Perk Buster Rodney Hide Was Busted [1] MORE: - Russell Brown - Public Address 19/10/04 - Trust? [2] - Te Waipareira Trust - Eynon Delamere's Letter - May 1999 [3] - ACT - The Letter: Tamihere - Time's Up? [4] - National - Helen Clark's double standard for Ministers [5] - Maori Party - Statement on Waipareira Trust [6] See also... STORY OF THE WEEK


[1] -
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00220.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00212.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00189.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00311.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00331.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00322.htm


Corngate Inquiry Report Back Pleases Some

- "The select committee inquiry into Corngate failed to uncover the truth about what occurred because of the Government's abuse of its numbers on the committee," says National Party Environment spokesman Nick Smith. See... Questions linger after hijack of Corngate inquiry [1] MORE: - United Future - Report shows there was no Corngate cover-up [2] - Greens - Corngate inquiry evidence of illegal tolerance [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00326.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00327.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00325.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • “Destiny Builds Toward Historic Weekend” [1]
  • Oxfam’s Fairtrade message is a powerful brew [2]
  • Special Education Resourcing QPEC Report released [3]
  • Filming Commences on World's Fastest Indian [4]
  • ACC's Profiler - The Great Deception? [5]
  • Kiwi Developer Wins The Chance To Expand Overseas [6]
  • Air New Zealand Fashion Week 2004 Begins [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00190.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00187.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0410/S00072.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00319.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00178.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0410/S00237.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0410/S00140.htm


    UN Voices Concern Over Kosovo Sectarian Voting Threats

    - Voicing deep concern at attempts to dissuade Kosovo’s ethnic Serb population from participating in this Saturday’s elections, the senior United Nations envoy there today urged all Serbs to vote so they can play their part in rebuilding the troubled ... See... Attempts Made To Dissuade Kosovo Serbs From Voting [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00230.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Despite Gaza Pullout Plan, Home Demolitions Expand [1]
  • Viet Nam Commended OnHiv Prevention Strategy [2]
  • Business And Government Leaders To Discuss Doha [3]
  • WTO Wants You To Give It Feedback [4]
  • Death Toll In Sudan's War-Torn Darfur Region Up [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00220.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00228.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00227.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00226.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00224.htm


    Important Docos To Screen On Labour Weekend
    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00166.htm
    PLEASE NOTE: Time Changed To 10.05pm Labour Day

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Tony Baldwin's Prescription For Dairy Industry Progress

    - The NZ dairy industry is founded on a set of immutable, almost semi- religious, covenants. Like the parishioners of a large church deciding whether to change their creed, the process of change is shrouded in suspicion, politics and delay. See... Tony Baldwin: Fonterra At A Cross-Roads [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00209.htm


    Scoop Review: Yasmine Ryan Attends Carandiru

    - Even for the most hardened criminals, Carandiru House of Detention, São Paulo, was a frightening place. The hellish scenario of masses of bodies, confined within the crumbling walls of a prison where guards had less control over what went on internally ... See... Scoop Review: Carandiru [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00216.htm


    Damian Clarke: Palestinian Activists Reunited In London

    - The European Social Forum (ESF) came to London over the weekend. It all kicked off on Thursday night for me when three Swedish girls arrived at my flat. One of them was with me in Palestine, the other two are her friends who had also been to Palestine ... See... Update On Palestine: Kia Ora Scoop People [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00215.htm


    Photo Essay: Seabed And Foreshore Hikoi No. 2

    - Maori, Pakeha, politicians, and gang members all joined a Hikoi on Saturday marching down Queen Street Auckland intent on pressuring the Government into withdrawing proposed legislation on the Foreshore and Seabed of New Zealand. See... Photo Essay: Powerful Mood Gains Strength [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00214.htm


    M. Shahid Alam: To Hate Or Not To Hate

    - Over the past three years, I have followed the mainstream public discourse on the abhorrent attacks of 9-11 with the eerie feeling that I was watching a new version of Hamlet where the King of Denmark – the father of Prince Hamlet – dies a natural death. See... M. Shahid Alam: America, Imagine This! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00211.htm


    Bernard Weiner Reflects On Recent Losses

    - My mother died this week, at age 93, and I'm still struggling with the finality of her departure -- even though, in her long slide into terminal Alzheimers, she had been disappearing from us in stages for the past 15 years. See... Reflections On Loss: My Mom, My Country's Soul [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00210.htm


    Mary Pitt: "Entrepeneurship" By Virtue Of Necessity

    - President George W. Bush, in an effort to counteract the news of ever- increasing unemployment as the result of out-sourcing and recession, constantly harps on the fact that Americans are turning to ''entrepeneurship'' in droves, going into business themselves and ''growing the economy''. See... Mary Pitt: America's New "Entrepeneurs" [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00208.htm


    Kamala Sarup: Asia Struggles With HIV Drug Costs

    - Asian countries are struggling to cope with the growing HIV/Aids epidemic because they do not have the same access to the new and expensive drugs used in the western countries. In countries where no free drugs are provided, the problem is worse. See... Kamala Sarup: Don't Make Profit On HIV Drugs [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00207.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0410/S00140.htm
    IMAGES: New Zealand Fashion Week Kicks Into Gear

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    PM Conflabs With Bollywood In India

    - Business and cultural relations between India and New Zealand will continue to grow strongly, said the Prime Minister Helen Clark during a visit to Mumbai. See... New Zealand a world-class film making destination [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00329.htm


    Greens Want Dioxin Tests For 2,4,5,T Workers

    - Green MP Sue Kedgley says all workers exposed to dioxin at the Ivon Watkins-Dow plant in New Plymouth should be offered blood tests to see if they have elevated levels of the chemical and be compensated for any resulting illnesses. See... 2,4,5-T workers deserve dioxin testing and compo [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00328.htm


    Charities Bill Revision Remains Unduly Oppressive - Bradford

    - Green MP Sue Bradford said today that the Government’s proposed rewrite of the Charities Bill has ignored the real concerns of the community and voluntary sector that the bill poses a significant threat to the sector’s autonomy and freedom from government control. See... A cheap muzzle is still a muzzle, Dr Cullen [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00320.htm


    Call For Inquiry Into Police Use Of Taxis For Emergencies

    - Claims by the police, that they decided to send a taxi in response to Iraena Asher's emergency 111 call, raises serious concerns about the enormous pressure that police are under and highlights the urgent need for a full independent inquiry into this matter, ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader and Police Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman said today. See... Police Claims Highlight Need For Inquiry [1] and Inquiry Needed to Uncover The Facts [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00332.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00298.htm


    Rapacious Telecomms Companies Need Reining In - Winston

    - Rt Hon Winston Peters has called on the Government to regulate the telecommunication industry because of the rapacious pricing policies of the big-players. See... Regulate Telecom And Vodafone Urges Peters [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00317.htm


    Tony Ryall Claims Credit For Ban On Cops Hiding In Bushes

    - National's Police spokesman, Tony Ryall, is claiming victory for motorists with the announcement by the Police banning officers from hiding in bushes with their speed cameras. See... Police move a victory for motorists [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00316.htm


    Mallard Pleased With E-Government Progress

    - The first comprehensive review of the government’s online presence has been completed and the results are encouraging, State Services Minister Trevor Mallard said today. See... Government online and on track [1] and Mallard Speech: E-government delivering services [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00314.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00315.htm


    Rick Barker's Industrial Relations Vision Doubted

    - Rick Barker is delusional if he thinks his Government's new employment relations legislation will increase choice for workers, says National's Industrial Relations spokesman, Wayne Mapp. See... Barker Suffers A Serious Case Of Tunnel Vision [1] and Barker Speech: Service and Food Workers Delegates [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00324.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00312.htm


    The Food Revolution Comes To Auckland

    - Green MP Sue Kedgley will be joined by former marathon great Allison Roe at a public meeting this Tuesday (October 19) to discuss the Food Revolution. See... Star athlete joins Green MP for Food Revolution [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00318.htm

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