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God Save Us From The Peace Obsessed
Scoop Is In The House - Questions
Keith Rankin: Public Theatre Of American Political Life
Rosalea Barker: Spotlight On Archaic Election Machinery
Scoop Cartoon: Shipley To The Provinces
IRD & ACC Ordered To Work Out Compensation In Willis Case
Turia’s Ideology Makes An Indignant Guest Of Ryall
Fiji High Court Ruling Says Elected Parliament Should Be Recalled
Our Grandparents Were Pretty Sophisticated Too
United Future NZ To Represent Mainstream Values
Age Concern Calls For Cooperation On Super
Avoiding OOS With NZ Software

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Wellington's New Tree Of Peace

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God Save Us From The Peace Obsessed

- An olive tree of peace in remembrance of former Israeli PM Yitzhak Rabin was today planted on the fringes of Wellington's Civic Square. "God should save us from those who are obsessed with war and from those who are obsessed with peace," Colonel Gissin said, "peace is sometimes more painful than war." See... Scoop Images: Wellington's New Tree Of Peace [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00103.htm


Scoop Is In The House - Questions

- Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: ACC Costs To Employers – Strikes – ERA And Waterfront Work – Immigration Personal Grievances – Internet Spy Snooping Bill – Northland Probation Service – Super Policies – Food Bank Demand. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 16 November [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00104.htm


Keith Rankin: Public Theatre Of American Political Life

- Who'll be inaugurated as president of the United States in January? Should we care? George Bush junior was congratulated as the winner more than a week ago. But it may be a while yet before we can be sure, given the time that the American legal system takes, and given that the US was not really prepared for an election which required a truly accurate vote count. See... Keith Rankin: Premature Congratulation? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00101.htm


Rosalea Barker: Spotlight On Archaic Election Machinery

- There is no other news. If Brunei was hoping for a surge in American tourists on the back of hosting the APEC conference it had better stick to oil-drilling, because the television networks here have made scant made reference to Clinton's 'trip to South East Asia'. See... US Elections: PR Nightmare [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00102.htm


Scoop Cartoon: Shipley To The Provinces

- Cartoon from Paul McDonald of http://www.political-cartoons.co.nz/ POLITICAL-CARTOONS.CO.NZ See... Scoop Cartoon: National Goes Rural [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00100.htm


IRD & ACC Ordered To Work Out Compensation In Willis Case

- Revenue and Accident Insurance Minister Michael Cullen has instructed ACC and IRD to work out the level of appropriate compensation to be paid to an Auckland couple - after an ACC dispute that dragged on for 14 years. See... ACC & IRD To Split Compensation For Willis Trauma [1] REACTION - ACT - IRD Commissioner John Perham Signals New Era [2] - NZ FIRST - 'Sorry’ Is Just Not Good Enough [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00272.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00279.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00268.htm


Turia’s Ideology Makes An Indignant Guest Of Ryall

- National MP Tony Ryall says that Tariana Turia has yet again displayed the sort of ideology that no one thought they would get under a Labour Government. See... Turia bad host for race relations [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00271.htm


Fiji High Court Ruling Says Elected Parliament Should Be Recalled

- Fiji’s High Court has ruled that the country’s 1997 Constitution remains valid and that the properly elected parliament should be recalled. See... The Chandrika Prasad Case Ruling [1] and Citizens' Group Calls For Interim Govt To Resign [2] . See also… Goff Welcomes Court Decision On Fiji [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00126.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00127.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00266.htm


Our Grandparents Were Pretty Sophisticated Too

- If you're sitting in a cafe enjoying a coffee thinking you're part of a new, urbane, chic “Cafe Culture,” well you're not, you're in fact doing something your grandparents did. See... New Café society's bean roasted by research [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0011/S00042.htm


United Future NZ To Represent Mainstream Values

- The announcement today of the formation of United Future New Zealand to represent mainstream values that promote inclusiveness instead of division, security not division, celebration of our diversity rather than negative emphasis on our differences and policies to help, not hinder families, heralds a new era for politics in New Zealand say, Hon Peter Dunne, leader United Future and Anthony Walton, deputy leader, United Future. See... United Future Heralds A New Era For Politics [1] MORE - United Future Striving For Balanced Policies [2] - United Future Team Ready To Make A Difference [3] - Address to the Launch of United Future New Zealand [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00069.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00067.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00066.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00281.htm


Age Concern Calls For Cooperation On Super

- A report released by Age Concern today says that it’s time politicians worked together on New Zealand Superannuation. At the end of September, Age Concern hosted a Forum to develop targets for action and provide input into the Government’s recently released draft Positive Ageing Strategy. See... "Its Time Politicians Worked Together On NZ Super" [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00064.htm


Avoiding OOS With NZ Software

- New version of WorkPace OOS prevention software with Reports 2 measures and analyses exposure to computer hazards while checking automatic reports on users most at risk. See... Recognised NZ software reduces risk of OOS [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0011/S00062.htm

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Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

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

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