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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS:
Come Oct. 1st Who Will Get What?
Try Out Your Own Theory On SCOOP's Special Vote Calculator

Peters & Clark Agree On NZ First's Coalition Policy
Rod Donald Issues Invitation To Business Leaders
Scoop Report: Will Dunne Be Forced To Eat Humble Pie?
Independent Investigator To Examine Phillip Field's Role In Alleged Visa-Scam
Ahmed Zaoui To Deliver Lecture On Islam Today
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
WEATHER:
Images: Students Come To The Party In Lycra!
Voting Activists Weigh In On The Carter/Baker US Election Report
North Korea Forsakes The Nuclear Option?
Afghanistan Voters Brave Violence On Polling Day
MORE WORLD NEWS HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Tze Ming Mok Reflects On Tilegate
An American Perspective On Democracy In Godzone & Germany
Larry Ross Previews An Expose Doco. On NZ's Nuclear Guinea Pigs
Cindy Sheehan Weighs In On The Hurricane Debate
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OTHER NEWS (Just Politics):
Scoop Election Sweepstake Winners Announced
Maori Party Says Talks With All Parties Fine
MORE POLITICS HEADLINES:

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Come Oct. 1st Who Will Get What?
Try Out Your Own Theory On SCOOP's Special Vote Calculator

Scoop Interactive [1] - There are 10 days to go till the announcement of the final special vote tallies, and with Winston Peters indicating he won't even bother to talk to Don Brash unless the result moves dramatically in National's favour, Scoop is enabling readers to work out their own special vote scenarios. Built by Douglas Bagnall our calculator does all the complicated math and allows you to test your own special vote split configurations and see what it will do to the makeup of Parliament. See... ELECTION '05: Special Vote Calculator [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00316.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00316.htm

ELECTION 2005 RESULTS - CLICK HERE


http://www.scoop.co.nz/features/election2005.html

Scoop Election Results - Electorate Status Table
ttp://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00265.htm

Peters & Clark Agree On NZ First's Coalition Policy

- Prime Minister Helen Clark and New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters met this afternoon. The two leaders confirmed their understanding of Mr Peters’ Rotorua speech on 7th September 2005, in which he set out the position New Zealand First would take to ensure stable government for the next term of Parliament. See... Helen Clark and Winston Peters meet [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00464.htm


Rod Donald Issues Invitation To Business Leaders

- The Green Party is moving swiftly to allay fears in the business community about the role the Greens could play in the next government. Co-Leaders Rod Donald and Jeanette Fitzsimons are inviting business leaders to a briefing at Parliament next week on Green Party policies, particularly energy, transport, trade and the economy. "We are concerned that some business leaders have been making negative statements about the contribution the Greens would make in the next Government without the benefit of meeting with us to discuss our policies," Mr Donald says. See... Greens build bridges with businesses [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00463.htm


Scoop Report: Will Dunne Be Forced To Eat Humble Pie?

- Kevin List writes: Last evening United Future leader Peter Dunne took a leaf out of his good friend National leader Don Brash's campaigning book and explained on TVNZ's Close Up at Seven that the Green Party's worldview was not that of the 'mainstream'. What exactly Mr Dunne considers mainstream remains a mystery. In the past Mr Dunne has worked with New Zealand's ethnic communities who supported his bid for Parliament in 1999. Mr Dunne has also keenly lobbied on behalf of that dwindling group of New Zealanders who enjoy tobacco. See... Kevin List: What's Dunne Got Against The Greens? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00303.htm


Independent Investigator To Examine Phillip Field's Role In Alleged Visa-Scam

- Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that senior members of cabinet have met with Hon Taito Phillip Field about allegations which have been raised in the news media. "Mr Field has asked that these allegations be looked at independently. I am moving to have an independent person appointed to look at the allegations and report back to me as soon as possible," Helen Clark said. See... Statement on Hon Taito Phillip Field [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00462.htm


Ahmed Zaoui To Deliver Lecture On Islam Today

- Ahmed Zaoui has become a familiar name to many New Zealanders. He hit media headlines for being the first person in this country to be detained without charge for almost two years. In Algeria, Zaoui was an Imam (priest) and an academic who specialized in Comparative Religious Studies. Currently, he is residing on bail with the Dominican Friars. This has afforded him the opportunity to continue his work, which focuses on how inter-faith communications can be used as a vehicle to promote justice and human rights. See... Public Lecture by Ahmed Zaoui Wednesday 21st Sept [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0509/S00065.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Kiwibank Reports $7 Million Profit [1]
  • Research on underage gamers released [2]
  • Fishing Crews The Victims Of Exploitation [3]
  • Poseidon Fishing Responds to Maritime Union of NZ [4]
  • Carter Holt Harvey Forest sale goes unconditional [5]
  • Benefit Concert For Hurricane Katrina Victims [6]
  • Nik is the New NZ Idol Odds-on Betting Favourite [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0509/S00294.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0509/S00243.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0509/S00293.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0509/S00236.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0509/S00279.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0509/S00158.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0509/S00290.htm


    WEATHER:

  • Snow Blankets Mt Ruapehu Overnight [1]
  • The Biggest Snow Of 2005 [2]
  • Metservice: Weather Stormy Then Snowy [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0509/S00288.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0509/S00036.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0509/S00034.htm


    Images: Students Come To The Party In Lycra!

    - The winners of the 25th Lycra® Has It™ Student Fashion Awards came to the party this year full of innovation and creativity. The theme for this year’s Awards was COME TO THE PARTY: Now is the time to dress to impress at the party of the year, working the floor and being inspired by the music and mood of the event. Garments had to comprise of inventive mixtures and cosmetic qualities, with dazzling contrasts of patterns and proportions coming together to capture attention. See… Come To The Party [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0509/S00171.htm

    Voting Activists Weigh In On The Carter/Baker US Election Report

    - The stolen elections of 2000, 2002 and 2004 are nowhere to be found in the milquetoast Carter-Baker Report now passing for wisdom on America’s broken electoral system. See... Carter/Baker Report Can’t Face Stolen '04 Election [1] MORE:

  • VoteTrustUSA - Warren Stewart: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back [2]
  • American Uni. - Carter-Baker Commission on Federal Election Reform [3]
  • John Conyers - Conyers Opposes Baker/Carter Commission Report [4]
  • John Conyers - Conyers Demands that DOJ Enforce Sec. 7 of NVRA [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00314.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00319.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00345.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00347.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00385.htm


    North Korea Forsakes The Nuclear Option?

    - BEIJING - North Korea agreed on Monday to give up all of its nuclear weapons and existing nuclear programs and pledged to return to arms treaties in a historic agreement at the six-party talks, ending the three-year nuclear deadlock. See... Nuke talks reach agreements [1] MORE:

  • State Dept -State Dept. Daily Press Briefing Sept. 20, 2005 [2]
  • State Dept -Rice IV With Time Magazine Editorial Board [3]
  • State Dept - North Korea Agrees To Abandon Its Nuclear Weapons [4]
  • China - 4th Round of Six-Party Talks Ends [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00372.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00384.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00383.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00354.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00334.htm


    Afghanistan Voters Brave Violence On Polling Day

    - Congratulating the women and men of Afghanistan on their “enthusiastic participation” in today's legislative polls, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan urged the candidates and their supporters to cooperate fully with the electoral authorities ... See… Afghanistan: Annan lauds voters’ ‘enthusiasm [1] ALSO:

  • Bush Congratulates Afghanistan Successful Election [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00312.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00322.htm


    MORE WORLD NEWS HEADLINES:

  • NASA Releases Plans for Next-Generation Spacecraft [1]
  • UQ Wire: Press Advisory - The 9/11 Omission [2]
  • Colombia: Horrific Torture and Murder of Unionist [3]
  • Indonesia: Police Shoot Peasants At Gathering [4]
  • Tibet: Monk Spirited Away by Security Forces [5]
  • Reconstruction of eastern Germany, 15 years later [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00356.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00349.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00341.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00336.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00325.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00317.htm

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    SCOOP COLUMNS


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    Tze Ming Mok Reflects On Tilegate

    - Yellow Peril returns to Tilegate: Why? 1. Seeing bloggers use 'Taito' as Phillip Field's first name (it's a matai title guys) is driving me crazy. 2. My growing suspicion that I personally declined Sunan Siriwan refugee status to start with..... Public Address: My Part In Philip Field's Downfall [1] . See also... Public Address 20/09/05 - Voters And Victors [2] MORE POST ELECTION COMMENT:

  • Dr Alexei Drummond - Is Kiwi Greatness Just A Façade? [3]
  • Tze Ming Mok & Keith Ng - Public Address 19/09/05 - Party-Hopping [4]
  • Rohit Kumar - Readers Feedback: Election Cartoons [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00323.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00313.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00293.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00294.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00276.htm


    An American Perspective On Democracy In Godzone & Germany

    - Over the weekend, two of the core industrialized nations voted in national elections, and they were joined by New Zealand, which, if it is not a major economic player, is still among the world's most advanced economies. The lens of left and right does not give a clear or accurate picture of what was, in fact, decided. Which was very little. See... Stirling Newberry: What's Left? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00322.htm


    Larry Ross Previews An Expose Doco. On NZ's Nuclear Guinea Pigs

    - In 1957 the UK goverment, with the collaboration of the NZ government, deliberately and knowingly exposed UK and NZ servicemen and their future descendants to nuclear radiation, resulting in disease, suffering, pain, genetic damage and eventual death. It's all in the article below and on Expose, TV1, Thursday Sept 22, 2005. See... NZ Soldiers - Treated As Nuclear Guinea Pigs [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00304.htm


    Cindy Sheehan Weighs In On The Hurricane Debate

    - What Bush's Katrina shows once again is that my son died for nothing. If you listen to Bush - and fewer and fewer are, thank goodness - we are in Iraq in part due to 9/11. All our president has been talking about has been protecting this country since 9/11. That's why people voted for him in the last election. Katrina shows it's all as sham, a fraud, a disaster as large as Katrina itself. See... Cindy Sheehan: Wake Up [1] MORE:

  • William Fisher - William Fisher: Paying For Katrina [2]
  • For MUCH MUCH MORE see... FULL COVERAGE: The Betrayal Of New Orleans (3) [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00305.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00318.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00324.htm

    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Saubhagya Shah - Susta Sellouts & Other Vertigos [1]
  • Remi Kanazi - Shattering Democracy: Sharon’s Plan for Palestine [2]
  • Narconews - Giordano: Marcos' Six Month Tour of Mexico [3]
  • M. Shahid Alam - Recognizing Israel - Or Selling Out [4]
  • Riverbend - Baghdad Burning: Draft Constitution - Part I… [5]
  • Alvaro Vargas Llosa - Millennium Flop [6]
  • Ivan Eland - Democratic Hallucinations in Afghanistan and Iraq [7]
  • Marjorie Cohn - No On Roberts [8]
  • William Rivers Pitt - The Blood of the Righteous [9]
  • Kamala Sarup - UN World Summit And Expectations [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00321.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00320.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00317.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00312.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00311.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00310.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00309.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00308.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00307.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00306.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)


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    Scoop Election Sweepstake Winners Announced

    - Scoop clearly has a large number of remarkably politically astute readers. Consequently among the 200+ entries it was far from easy to decide upon the winners for our pick the result election sweepstake competition. See... Scoop Election Sweepstake Winners Announced [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00302.htm


    Maori Party Says Talks With All Parties Fine

    - "Neither National nor Labour will achieve an absolute majority and each of these parties will want to talk with the Mäori Party" says the President of the Party, Professor Whatarangi Winiata. "Of course all parties will want to talk to us - but we will not resile from our earlier statement which made our position clear, that we will do our utmost to ensure that the National Party does not make it to the Government benches" said Professor Winiata. See... Post-Election Negotiations - Maori Party [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00457.htm


    MORE POLITICS HEADLINES:

  • Labour - Nat caucus shares Labour's disquiet over campaign [1]
  • National - Pakeha seek Treaty protection [2]
  • NZ Govt. - BOP deficit shows risks in National’s policies [3]
  • NZ Govt. - Tribute to Simon Wiesenthal [4]
  • Progressives - Kiwibank proves it worth again [5]
  • BCSD - Business Organisations Will Need To Raise Game [6]
  • CID - Energy & Water Infrastructure Should be Priority [7]
  • Radical Youth - Radical Youth welcome our new overlords [8]
  • ALCP - Cannabis conscience possible in new parliament [9]
  • Anti-Capitalist Alliance - Reflections On Election 05 [10]
  • NORML - Crushing Defeat For Cannabis Prohibitionists [11]
  • Advance New Zealand - Comment on 2005 Election outcome [12]
  • Maxim Institute - No excuse not to cast an informed vote [13]
  • Electoral Commission - Suffrage Day, record number of women MPs [14]
  • Keepleftnz - Keepleftnz.org wins victory in polling battle [15]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00468.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00467.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00466.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00465.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00461.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0509/S00247.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0509/S00246.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0509/S00245.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0509/S00244.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0509/S00239.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0509/S00235.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0509/S00234.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0509/S00233.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0509/S00232.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0509/S00230.htm

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    Earlier this month Te Waihanga, New Zealand’s infrastructure commission, tabled its first Infrastructure Strategy: Rautaki Hanganga o Aotearoa. Te Waihanga describes its document as a road map for a thriving New Zealand... More>>


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