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Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Questions & Answers
US Elections: Nail Biter Still Too Close To Call
Sludge Report: A Future Under Dubya Considered
Parliament Votes For Singapore Free Trade Deal
Auckland University Vote For Voluntary Student Union
PPTA Survey Shows Support For New Qualifications System
NZ Greens Send Nader Their Best Wishes
Melbourne Cup: Kiwis Run First And Third
Never Mind The H-word, Maud’s Having A Baby!
Private Manning’s Gun Recovered
‘Vision Party’ Offering New Years Eve Alternative

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Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Questions & Answers

- Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Gloom Merchants (out of order) - Parole Law – The H Word and the PM - Immunisation Strategy – Seasonal Work – Mining on DOC Land – 1080 Slime Spills – Patronage Funding – People’s Bank Funding – ACC Medical ... See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 8 November [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00052.htm


US Elections: Nail Biter Still Too Close To Call

- With polls closed in all except the far Western states of Washington, Oregon, California and Alaska CNN is continuing to call the US Presidential Election too close to call. See... NEWSFLASH: US Election Heads Down To Wire [1] . Earlier... NEWSFLASH: Gore Takes Florida [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00054.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00051.htm


Sludge Report: A Future Under Dubya Considered

- Today the US decides on its new President. And the world waits and watches anxiously. Why? Because if George “Dubya” Bush is elected President of the United States of America then the hopes and dreams of billions of people, the world over, for a bold new beginning of a new millennium may as well be tossed in the wastepaper basket. See... Sludge Report #39 – What Might Be [1] . See also... Sludge Feedback: Dubya and Sludge Report #29 [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00050.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00053.htm


Parliament Votes For Singapore Free Trade Deal

- Prime Minister Helen Clark and Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton announced today that Helen Clark and Singapore Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong will sign a Closer Economic Partnership agreement between New Zealand and Singapore, in Singapore, on Tuesday, 14 November. See... NZ and Singapore to sign CEP on 14 November [1] and Singapore agreement debate and vote speech notes [2] MORE - ALLIANCE - New Zealand And The Singapore CEP—Sandra Lee [3] - NATS - National Applauds Singapore Trade Deal [4] - GATT WATCHDOG - Debate And Vote On Singapore Deal A Charade [5] - AOTEAROA EDUCATORS - Colonisation Continues - Singapore FTA Secured [6] - UNITED - Squabbling Detracts From Singapore Agreement – United [7] - GREENS - Greens Stay Staunch Over Singapore Deal [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00134.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00124.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00139.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00120.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00024.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00021.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00109.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00107.htm


Auckland University Vote For Voluntary Student Union

- University of Auckland students have voted to maintain voluntary membership of the Auckland University Students’ Association (AUSA). See... Students Vote For Voluntary Membership [1] and Auckland Students choose choice [2] REACTION - NATS - AUSA congratulated on democratic vote [3] - ACT - Auckland's Voluntary Student Union Move Welcomed [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0011/S00018.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0011/S00017.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00136.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00133.htm


PPTA Survey Shows Support For New Qualifications System

- Acting Education Minister Steve Maharey said he is pleased by results of a PPTA survey that show well over half of secondary school teachers support the new school qualifications system. See... NCEA result pleasing [1] and They're Wrong Fight To Convince NCEA Majority [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00125.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0011/S00016.htm


NZ Greens Send Nader Their Best Wishes

- The New Zealand Green Party, including our two co-convenors and seven Green members of Parliament, wish you best of luck for tomorrow. See... To Ralph Nader US Presidential Candidate [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00114.htm


Melbourne Cup: Kiwis Run First And Third

- Two of Scoop Editor Alastair Thompson's picks, Brew and Second Coming ran 1st and 3rd in the Melbourne Cup yesterday.


Never Mind The H-word, Maud’s Having A Baby!

- Maud the takahe, transferred from the Marlborough Sounds to the Hauraki Gulf near Auckland to avoid getting beaten up by other takahe, is the proud mother of a small chick, the Minister of Conservation Hon Sandra Lee announced today. See... 'Maud The Takahe' Has Given Birth [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00138.htm


Private Manning’s Gun Recovered

- Foreign Minister Phil Goff said today that the weapon stolen from Private Leonard Manning when he was murdered by a militia group in East Timor in July has been recovered by the Indonesian Army (TNI). See... East Timor: Phil Goff Welcomes Recovery Of Weapon [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00130.htm


‘Vision Party’ Offering New Years Eve Alternative

- The Gathering, in Nelson, is New Zealand premier New Years dance event, but this year it faces competition. See... Gathering faces competition [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00044.htm


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