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Scoop Is In The House
Singapore Trade Agreement Signing
Govt Calls For Submissions On R&D
David Miller: The Course Of Democracy Doesn’t Always Run Smooth
Guy’s World: Postal Secrets Revealed
Irony In Goff’s Sentencing Proposal, Says Neeson
Peter Wills Testifies At GM Commission
Swain Ignoring Rural Telecommunication Realities
Govt Should Buy Back Rail Corridors
Fiji: Journalists Charged For Associating With Rebels
APEC Highlights From The White House
Tributes For Leah Rabin From The White House
Corrective Party In Mass Cardiac Arrest
Send Me A Miracle
Harry Potter Movie In Production

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Lockwood Smith In Attack Mode

Putting MPs Faces To Names
- http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00087.htm
Labour

- http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00086.htm
ACT

- http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00085.htm
National

- http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00083.htm
Alliance

- http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00082.htm
Greens

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Scoop Is In The House

- Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: R&D Taxation Treatment – Treaty Clauses In Health Legislation – Biosecurity Breaches – Auckland Transport - Tertiary Education Accountability – People’s Bank – Sustainable Farming Fund – SOE Spending – E-Business – Northland Emergency Helicopters – Palmerston North Unemployment – Good Health Wanganui’s HFA Contract. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 14 November [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00088.htm


Singapore Trade Agreement Signing

- The Closer Economic Partnership between New Zealand and Singapore will bring exciting new opportunities for the traders, industries and entrepreneurs of each country, Prime Minister Helen Clark said today. See... PM signs historic trade deal with Singapore + Q&A [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00233.htm


Govt Calls For Submissions On R&D

- “The proposal in the discussion paper the Government is releasing today would make all research expenditure and most development expenditure immediately eligible for tax deduction,” Revenue Minister Michael Cullen says. See... Govt calls for submissions on R&D [1] and R&D Expenditure – Discussion Paper [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00230.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00231.htm


David Miller: The Course Of Democracy Doesn’t Always Run Smooth

- For many people the situation following the United States Presidential race has been marked by a sense of bewilderment as to why a week later there still is no decisive outcome from the vote. See... US Elections: What is Letting Democracy Down [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00081.htm


Guy’s World: Postal Secrets Revealed

- I was told by a postie that the phrase ‘going postal’ was coined for Vietnam War veterans, who had work found for them in U.S. postal service. It was thought that delivering mail would be easy, soothing work that wouldn’t trigger flashbacks to their war experiences. See... Guy’s World: Going Postal In Khandallah [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00078.htm


Irony In Goff’s Sentencing Proposal, Says Neeson

- Justice Minister Phil Goff's proposal for 'degrees of sentencing' is ironic given that he has been giving hard-hitting speeches for years opposing the idea as put forward in my private members bill, National's Police spokesperson Brian Neeson said. See... Goff's Sentencing Proposals Ironic [1] , ACT Welcomes Sentencing Review [2] and Crimes (Criminal Appeals) Amendment Bill - Goff [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00227.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00226.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00234.htm


Peter Wills Testifies At GM Commission

- At the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification, the first of a number of scientific experts critical of genetic engineering advised that New Zealand establish a GE-Free Environment and GE–free food supply. See... Eminent Scientist calls for a GE-Free environment [1] and Peter Wills' Testimony To GM Commission [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0011/S00050.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0011/S00051.htm


Swain Ignoring Rural Telecommunication Realities

- Federated Farmers Telecommunications spokesperson Tom Lambie said the call by the Information Minister, Hon Paul Swain, for small businesses to study up on e-commerce was ignoring the sad reality of rural telecommunications. See... E-Commerce Pointless For Rural Small Businesses [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00053.htm


Govt Should Buy Back Rail Corridors

- Auckland local body leaders met behind closed doors at Eden Park yesterday to try to create a united front in their effort to find the money to buy rail corridors and infrastructural assets from Tranz Rail for $112 million. See... Government Should Buy Back All Rail Corridors [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0011/S00035.htm


Fiji: Journalists Charged For Associating With Rebels

- SUVA (PMW): Two Fiji Islands journalists based in the northern town of Labasa have been arrested and charged for unlawful assembly and unlawful use of a motor vehicle over the seizure of a military barracks by rebel soldiers, according to media reports. See... Journalists Charged For 'Associating With Rebels' [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00109.htm


APEC Highlights From The White House

- This annual gathering of APEC Leaders has become an important forum for solving regional economic and trade problems and in advancing APEC's ambitious "Bogor goals" -- calling for free and open trade for developed countries by 2010 and developing countries by 2020. See... Highlights of the APEC Leaders Meetings [1] and Statement on Two New US APEC Initiatives [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00108.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00104.htm


Tributes For Leah Rabin From The White House

- Five years ago, when her beloved husband was felled by an assassin's bullet, the proud and graceful presence of Leah Rabin wiped away the tears of the world. Yitzhak Rabin gave his life for peace. But his wife Leah was left with the pain. See... Gore And Clinton on the Death of Leah Rabin [1] and Albright Statement On Death of Leah Rabin [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00112.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00105.htm


Corrective Party In Mass Cardiac Arrest

- “It is with profound regret that I must announce the Mass death of the entire membership of the Corrective Party of New Zealand,” said a tearful Father Saint Begorra O'Flattery today. See... Father Saint Begorra O'Flattery's Lament [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00052.htm


Send Me A Miracle

- The Ash Long bank is now running on empty. In fact, about $85,000 in debt (including GST). We have a small business - two successful TV programs, this online E-newspaper, and other odd jobs - that have a track record of being quite successful. See... Do Miracles Still Happen In Australia? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00079.htm


Harry Potter Movie In Production

- Warner Bros. is proud to announce that production is underway in the U.K. on the feature film adaptation of the first of JK Rowling’s magical Harry Potter books, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. See... Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone - The Movie! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0011/S00036.htm

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Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

It hasn’t been much fun at all to see how “war on drugs in sport” has become a proxy version of the Cold War, fixated on Russia. This weekend’s banning of the Russian long jumper Darya Klishina took that fixation to fresh extremes. More>>

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Binoy Kampmark: Kevin Rudd’s Failed UN Secretary General Bid

Few sights are sadder in international diplomacy than seeing an aging figure desperate for honours. In a desperate effort to net them, he scurries around, cultivating, prodding, wishing to be noted. Finally, such an honour is netted, in all likelihood just to shut that overly keen individual up. More>>

Open Source / Open Society: The Scoop Foundation - An Open Model For NZ Media

Access to accurate, relevant and timely information is a crucial aspect of an open and transparent society. However, in our digital society information is in a state of flux with every aspect of its creation, delivery and consumption undergoing profound redefinition... More>>

Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

I’ll focus here on just two ways that dis-enfranchisement is currently occurring in the US: (a) by the rigging of the boundary lines for voter districts and (b) by demanding elaborate photo IDs before people are allowed to cast their vote. More>>

Ramzy Baroud: Being Black Palestinian - Solidarity As A Welcome Pathology

It should come as no surprise that the loudest international solidarity that accompanied the continued spate of the killing of Black Americans comes from Palestine; that books have already been written and published by Palestinians about the plight of their Black brethren. In fact, that solidarity is mutual. More>>

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