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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House - Today's Q&A
Howard’s End: Wagging The Dog
Keith Rankin: Goodies & Baddies
The Columnist You Love To Hate
Unemployment Steady At 5.2%
Big News: Paid Parental Leave Iniquities
Howard’s End: Here’s The Beef
Write-shuss Irreverence From The Young Nats
$250,000 Kachingo! Win
The Battle Of Seattle Comes To Cuba Street
NZ Business Interests At Doha

AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE
Amnesty Calls For Someone To Take Responsibility
THE RECEIVED VERSION - OFFICIAL US COMMENTS

OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)
Police Inquiry Support Denied – Nandor Seeks Apology
Peters Asks Where Is Paul?
Tariana-gate Full Coverage
To Ratify Or Not To Ratify – That Is The Question?
Sandra Lee Talks Broadly About The Alliance
Read My Lips! No More Import Subsidies
Report To Parliament On Kiwi Kids
Buoy Racer Has An ACT Fan

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Scoop Is In The House - Today's Q&A

– Today's questions of the day concerned: Tariana Turia – Auckland Moth Spraying – Tariana Turia – ACC Levy Collections – TEAC Racism? – Securities Bill – Tariana Turia - Customs Cost Recovery – PM’s Experience And Education (vs Tariana Turia) – State Sector Chief’s Salaries – George Hawkins Views On Tariana Turia – Disabled Access To Employment. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 8 November [1] . For earlier Q&A see... Wednesday [2] and Tuesday [3] -To receive Questions of the Day (and answers) by email when they are posted on Scoop CLICK HERE [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00056.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00048.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00041.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/cgi-bin/newsagent/new_user.cgi?form=home


Howard’s End: Wagging The Dog

- The US administration is so concerned with the direction the war on terrorism is taking, that it is summoning Hollywood showbiz and media moguls to an urgent meeting on Sunday morning to aid its fight against terrorism. See... Howard's End: The Schism At The Heart Of War [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00055.htm


Keith Rankin: Goodies & Baddies

- There are two enduring themes in American story-telling: the good confederation versus the evil empire, and the little guy (underdog) versus the big guy (overdog). In neither story is there a middle ground. Either you are with the force or you are against it. See... Keith Rankin: American Themes [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00053.htm


The Columnist You Love To Hate

- In sport we see a microcosm of life, and the All Blacks' decline from their snorting, snarling world-conquering best has shown in microcosm what happens when success and winning are derided. See... PC's Weekly Opinion: It Takes Real Balls To Win [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00054.htm


Unemployment Steady At 5.2%

- The September 2001 quarter seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.2 per cent, according to Statistics New Zealand's Household Labour Force Survey, the official measure of unemployment. This is the same level as the June 2001 quarter. See... Unemployment Rate Remains At 5.2 Per Cent [1] MORE: - Steve Maharey - Maharey: Unemployment Steady At 5.2% [2] - Deutsche Bank - Household Labour Force Survey - Q3 2001 [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0111/S00075.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00149.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0111/S00077.htm


Big News: Paid Parental Leave Iniquities

- Getting money for having kids sounds like a good idea – but not as suggested by the Government. If you are working for an employer and have kids you are valued more highly than if you choose to stay at home before having kids. See... Big News: Why Paid Parental Leave Is Unfair [1] . For full coverage of Paid Parental Leave see...JUST POLITICS FEATURE PAGE [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00051.htm
[2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=justpolitics


Howard’s End: Here’s The Beef

- Summertime and the livin' is easy - well almost. You're about to go tramping with your mates in Lord of the Rings country, but which snappy and nutricious little nibble to take in your pack which is light and won't break the bank? See... Howard's End: DIY Jerky For LOTR Country Fun [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00052.htm


Write-shuss Irreverence From The Young Nats

- "Rod Donald is a tit of the first order." -Labour MP Jim Sutton. See... The New Write 7/11/2001 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00048.htm


$250,000 Kachingo! Win

- The married father of four and his wife celebrated their wedding anniversary on Monday (November 5) oblivious to the family's win. See... Wanganui Winner Claims His $250,000 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0111/S00074.htm


The Battle Of Seattle Comes To Cuba Street

- Wellingtonians are having a Carnival against Capitalism on Friday November 9th as part of a global day of action against the World Trade Organisation as it begins its Ministerial Meeting in Qatar. Carnival Against Capitalism :: No War! No WTO! [1] . See also N9 SPECIAL FEATURE [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00054.htm
[2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=n9


NZ Business Interests At Doha

- The New Zealand Trade Liberalisation Network will be strongly represented at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) meeting in Doha, Qatar , on 9 November. See... Trade Liberalisation Network At WTO In Doha [1] See also N9 SPECIAL FEATURE [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0111/S00058.htm
[2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=n9


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AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE

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Amnesty Calls For Someone To Take Responsibility

- The bombing of Afghanistan is causing thousands of people to flee their homes. Some cross the border to Pakistan, others are internally displaced within Afghanistan. Amnesty International challenges the coalition behind the bombing to assume a larger responsibility for the refugees and internally displaced seeking refuge from the bombs. See... Afghanistan: Who will assume the responsibility? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00054.htm


THE RECEIVED VERSION - OFFICIAL US COMMENTS

- DoD News Briefing 7/11 - ASD Clarke and Gen. Pace [1] - Reserve Forces Called To Active Duty - Nov. 7 [2] - DoD News Briefing 6/11 - Rumsfeld and Gen. Pace [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00056.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00055.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00053.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Police Inquiry Off Again – Nandor Seeks Apology

- Green MP Nandor Tanczos today called for the President of the Police Association Greg O'Connor to apologise for publicly implying that Nandor had misled the public. See... Tanczos Demands Apology From Greg O'Connor [1] and Police Assn. support for independent inquiry [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00151.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00136.htm


Peters Asks Where Is Paul?

- Last year the Minister of Communications, Hon Paul Swain, created quite a fan fare on his Telecommunication Inquiry. Telecom Bill Unnecessarily Delayed - Peters [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00156.htm


Tariana-gate Full Coverage

- “Associate Corrections Minister Tariana Turia has been at least confused and naïve and probably much worse” New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters said today. See... Turia Naive, Confused, And Worse [1] More: - National - Ministerial Interference Means Turia Must Go [2] and The case for Turia to go builds [3] - Peter Dunne - Turia's Actions Should Not Surprise [4] - Matt Robson - All Inquiries To Corrections Treated Equally [5] - Helen Clark - Representations To The Corrections Department [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00155.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00117.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00142.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00125.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00116.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00115.htm


To Ratify Or Not To Ratify – That Is The Question?

- The intention for New Zealand to ratify the Kyoto Protocol before our trading competitor countries is cause for serious misgivings, says the Employers & Manufacturers Association (Northern). See... Kyoto Plan Bodes Ill For Growth [1] and Business NZ…Don't Worry - Three Weeks To Decide On Kyoto [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0111/S00076.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0111/S00073.htm


Sandra Lee Talks Broadly About The Alliance

- With a year now to run till the end of the current term of the Labour-Alliance coalition, it is appropriate to look at where we are, and to review what we inherited and what we have set in train for the future. See... Keynote speech to Te Waka Awhina conference 2001 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00154.htm


Read My Lips! No More Import Subsidies

- Acting Minister of Customs Jim Anderton announced today in Parliament that a new tax on importers of $16.50 plus GST will be imposed on every shipment coming to New Zealand. See... Anderton taxes importers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00053.htm


Report To Parliament On Kiwi Kids

- “It’s time to seriously reconsider the reservation to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child concerning children who are in New Zealand as illegal immigrants,” says Commissioner for Children Roger McClay in his Annual Report ... See... "Time To Lift Reservation" [1] , Still Many Children’s Issues To Resolve [2] and Call For Education Review Tribunal Renewed [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00042.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00043.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00044.htm


Buoy Racer Has An ACT Fan

- ACT Local Government Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff said today it appears that `general competence' has arrived at the Auckland City Council - though in a form unintended by this Government. See... General Competence Has Arrived In Auckland [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00150.htm

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