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Published: Tue 18 Oct 2005 05:39 PM
TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS:
Video: Helen Clark Announces Labour-Led Govt
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LABOUR AND PARTNER PARTY AGREEMENTS:
POLITICAL REACTION:
BUSINESS REACTION:
Cullen's Sorted But Where's Everyone Else Going? -
AUDIO: Rod Donald On The Shafting Of The Greens
House Of Wax Meets Cutting Edge Art At Wellington's City Gallery -
Story Teller From The Worlds' Disaster Zones To Visit NZ -
Kiwi's Once Again Climb The Beauty Queen Mountain -
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Ivan Eland On Iraq After The Referendum
MORE WORLD NEWS HEADLINES:
SCOOP COLUMNS:
Russell Brown & More From Public Address
William Rivers Pitt Gets To The Nub Of PlameGate
Why Did SBS Bury This Doco. On Indonesian Military Terrorism?
Barbara R. Rossing Talks Biblical Abuse
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OTHER NEWS (Just Politics):
PM Thanks Loyal Workers Movement For Support
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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
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Video: Helen Clark Announces Labour-Led Govt


AUDIO: Clark, Peters & Dunne Winners In Labour-Led Govt Deal
[1] - Prime Minister Helen Clark has announced that New Zealand First leader Winston Peters and United Future leader Peter Dunne have been allocated ministerial positions in a Labour-led Government. Labour has successfully negotiated a Centre-Right deal that offers immediate assurance that it can govern with New Zealand First and the United Party having signed confidence and supply agreements. The Progressive Party will be inside a coalition with Labour, and the Green Party has committed to support the government during confidence and supply votes but misses out on having a role inside the executive. See... Audio & Images: PM Clark Govt. Formation Presser [2] Scoop News - Audio & Images: Winston Peters Press Conference [3]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00216.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00216.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00215.htm
LABOUR AND PARTNER PARTY AGREEMENTS:
Labour - Government Arrangements Announced [1] Labour NZ First Agreement (pdf) [2] Labour United Future Agreement (pdf) [3] Labour Progressive Party coalition agreement (pdf) [4] Labour Greens agreement (pdf) [5]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00086.htm
[2] - http://img.scoop.co.nz/media/pdfs/0510/LabourNZF.pdf
[3] - http://img.scoop.co.nz/media/pdfs/0510/LabourUF.pdf
[4] - http://img.scoop.co.nz/media/pdfs/0510/LabourProgs.pdf
[5] - http://img.scoop.co.nz/media/pdfs/0510/green.pdf
POLITICAL REACTION:
NZ First - NZ First To Provide Supply And Confidence [1] Progressive Party - Support for Labour-Prog Govt Welcomed [2] Greens - Greens achieve significant policy gains [3] Maori Party - Maori Party Makes Stand for Independence [4] ACT - Peters and Dunne Betray Voters [5] ACT - Peters "An Insult" For Foreign Affairs [6] Nats - National will hold new government to account [7]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00091.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00081.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00082.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00080.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00085.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00084.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00083.htm
BUSINESS REACTION:
Federated Farmers - Access News A Highlight [1] EMA - Shape of new Government makes sense [2] Newmarket Business Association - Winston gives business a workable result [3] Business New Zealand - Government spending key issue [4]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0510/S00325.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0510/S00318.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0510/S00317.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0510/S00310.htm
Cullen's Sorted But Where's Everyone Else Going? -
Prime Minister Helen Clark announced tonight the result of the ballot conducted by the Labour caucus for positions in the Cabinet. Helen Clark and Michael Cullen, as leader and deputy leader, are elected automatically, and Jim Anderton holds a Cabinet position by virtue of the coalition agreement with the Progressive Party. A ballot was held for the remaining 17 places. Eleven serving ministers were re-elected and six new ministers were elected. See... Cabinet elected [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00088.htm
AUDIO: Rod Donald On The Shafting Of The Greens
- Today, the afternoon after what was clearly not a high point in the political history of the Green Party, 95Bfm News Director Noelle McCarthy interviewed Green Party Co-Leader Rod Donald about the election 2005 coalition negotiations, their outcomes and the elevation of Winston Peters to Foreign Minister. See... BFm Audio: Noelle McCarthy IV With Rod Donald [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00230.htm
House Of Wax Meets Cutting Edge Art At Wellington's City Gallery -
Yuk King Tan is one of New Zealand's most acclaimed young artists. Earlier this year, Tan relocated from Auckland to Hong Kong. Her project at City Gallery Wellington responds to her new environment, which the artist describes as "a city on steroids" because of its energy and frantic pace of life. See... Yuk King Tan Creates Site-Specific Work [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0510/S00139.htm
Story Teller From The Worlds' Disaster Zones To Visit NZ -
Award winning photographer and writer, Canadian Philip Maher, is visiting New Zealand next week fresh from reporting on tsunami relief work in Indonesia. Few people have seen the world as Philip Maher has. For nearly 25 years he has traveled to more than 80 countries on behalf of World Vision, telling the stories of those caught in disasters and war zones. He comes to New Zealand direct from reporting on tsunami relief work in Indonesia. See... Award-winning photojournalist to visit NZ [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00146.htm
Kiwi's Once Again Climb The Beauty Queen Mountain -
Not since 1983 when Lorraine Downs brought home the title of Miss Universe, has a New Zealand woman won an international beauty pageant. That is until Friday night, when former Miss Popularity contestant, 23-year-old Jade Collins won the 18th World Miss University Pageant in Seoul, Korea. Competing against 43 contestants from 42 countries. See... Kiwi Crowned World Miss University 2005 [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0510/S00126.htm
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Free online trading revolution launches [1] Flurry of fixed rate increases [2] Industrial action puts $9m in workers’ pockets [3] Foetus Research Should Be Stopped [4] Santas picket newspaper [5] Mt Ruapehu to Close Ski Fields on 30 October [6] Bold New Comedy Launches On Maori Television [7]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0510/S00336.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0510/S00330.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0510/S00329.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0510/S00327.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0510/S00326.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0510/S00131.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0510/S00130.htm
Ivan Eland On Iraq After The Referendum
- The incompetence of the U.S. government’s policy in Iraq was demonstrated by this weekend’s referendum on the Iraqi Constitution. The Constitution, written by the Shi’a and Kurds, has passed, over the objections of many Sunnis. Yet it symbolizes one of the U.S. government’s biggest errors in Iraq: confusing democracy with liberty. See... The Iraq Constitution: And They Call This Victory? [1] MORE: Cindy Sheehan -Cindy Sheehan: Peaceful Day in Iraq? [2] MEDIA RELEASES: UN - Iraq: Use Of 'Ballots Not Bullets' Bodes Well [3] UN - UN Envoy Meets Iraqi Officials [4] UN - Annan Hails Iraqi Voters Courage [5] State Dept. - Rice Interview Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace [6] State Dept. -Rice Interview on Meet the Press With Tim Russert [7] State Dept. - Rice On-the-Record Briefing, London, England [8]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00229.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00224.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00311.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00294.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00291.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00290.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00289.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00288.htm
MORE WORLD NEWS HEADLINES:
Annan Congratulates China On Its 2nd Space Mission [1] Issue Of Palestinian Militias In Lebanon [2] NION Seeks $$$ For Inquiry Into Bush War Crimes [3] More Housing Needed To Help Tsunami Victims [4] CEO of Vote-Counting Company Refused US Entry [5] Condoleezza Rice - Conference for Landmine Action [6] Disconnecting from the FTAA In Latin America [7] China could become the world leader in wind power [8] Thrown Out of Oxford Union for Wearing a T-Shirt [9]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00312.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00310.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00309.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00308.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00307.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00304.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00301.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00299.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00298.htm
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SCOOP COLUMNS
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Russell Brown & More From Public Address
- There are some angry Greens over on Frogblog. In the heat of the moment, some of them seem inclined to turn on their leaders and go hostile on the Left: to do an Alliance, in other words. I don't think that would be too smart. On the face of it - and according to all the news reports - the Greens don't get a lot in hard terms. But they didn't ask for a lot. They made a virtue of going into negotiation without an array of bottom lines, and the agreement they now have, for no promise of support on confidence and supply (just a promise not to vote against the government), is the same one they had already negotiated in return for their active support of a Labour-led government. See... Public Address 18/10/05 - Anger Management [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00228.htm
William Rivers Pitt Gets To The Nub Of PlameGate
- In a New York Times article published on Sunday, columnist Frank Rich buried the dart right in the center-black. "What matters most in this case," wrote Rich, "is not whether Mr. Rove and Lewis Libby engaged in a petty conspiracy to seek revenge on a whistle-blower, Joseph Wilson, by unmasking his wife, Valerie, a covert C.I.A. officer. What makes Patrick Fitzgerald's investigation compelling, whatever its outcome, is its illumination of a conspiracy that was not at all petty: the one that took us on false premises into a reckless and wasteful war in Iraq. That conspiracy was instigated by Mr. Rove's boss, George W. Bush, and Mr. Libby's boss, Dick Cheney."See... William Rivers Pitt: The Heart of the Matter [1] MORE: Norman Solomon - Judith Miller, the Fourth Estate, & Warfare State [2] Scoop Link: Judith Miller & NYT Come Clean [3] David Swanson - Peering Under the Plame Outing [4] William Rivers Pitt - Punxsutawney Karl [5]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00226.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00225.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00198.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00199.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00194.htm
Why Did SBS Bury This Doco. On Indonesian Military Terrorism?
- This controversial SBS report which includes extracts from an interview with the former President of Indonesia Abdurrahman Wahid, points to the involvement of the Indonesian Military Intelligence and Police in the 2002 Bali bombing. See... SBS Documentary: Inside Indonesia's War on Terror [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00223.htm
Barbara R. Rossing Talks Biblical Abuse
- Professor Barbara R. Rossing is an associate professor of New Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. At the Chicago Sabeel Conference, she answered these questions: “How does the Bible apply to current political realities? How do we remain faithful to the meaning of texts as we apply them to contemporary events, and how do we recognize when we are manipulating scriptural sources to promote a political agenda?”See... Sonia Nettnin: Uses & Abuses of Biblical Prophecy [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00220.htm
MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:
William Blum - William Blum's Anti-Empire Report - Oct. 17, 2005 [1] Ram Bahadur - Ram Bahadur: Elections Will Solve Nepal Problems [2] Bhupal Lamichhaney - Bhupal Lamichhaney: Lots of Talk, Little Do! [3]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00227.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00222.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00221.htm
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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)
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PM Thanks Loyal Workers Movement For Support
- "I would like to begin by placing on record the Labour Party’s deep appreciation to the CTU and its affiliates for your support in so many ways for the re-election of a Labour-led government." See... PM: Address to CTU Conference [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00095.htm
MORE POLITICS HEADLINES:
Greens - The environment should not be milked for profits [1] NZ Govt. - Anderton: Opening Of Fashion Week [2] Greens - Organics are on the government's menu [3] Greens - Days of junk food in schools numbered [4] Greens - Mining threat to Hector's Dolphins [5] Alliance Party - Labour's true colours are not "Red" [6] Comvoices - Community And Voluntary Sector Speak Up [7] Auckland Animal Action - Campaign against Annah Stretton [8] Robin Hood Foundation - Take A Minute During Labour Weekend [9] Christian Heritage - CHNZ Director Steps Down [10]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00097.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00096.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00094.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00093.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00092.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00144.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00142.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00140.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00139.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00138.htm
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