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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is (Always) In The House
Feedback: Something Stinks In Mazar-e-Sharif
Howard’s End: The Spark Of Life Is… A Spark
Between The Lines: Global Activism Post 9/11
David Miller: The NZ Music Industry vs Human Nature
Air NZ Bailout Boosted $150 Million
Honestly James, I Can’t Believe A Thing You Say
Business Confidence Falls Again
Auckland Spraying Plans Run Into the RMA
Upper Cuba St Eviction Notices Issued
Letter From Wellington – Jim Has Lost It Says Prebble
March For $$$ In Christchurch Too
Katya Rivas

AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE
New Interim Anti-Terror Laws In Place
Bill English and Jonathan Hunt To Sing For Peace
Amnesty On Afghanistan Solutions
THE RECEIVED VERSION - OFFICIAL US & UK GOVT COMMENTS

OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)
Green Light For Criminal Defamation Provisions
Iraq Sanctions A Failure - Robson
Two New West Auckland Schools
Termite Damage Non-Payout Irks Jennings
Ministerial Speechifying…
Who Gets The Money? Sowry Asks, Again
Loony Wetsuit Laws A Sign Of Things To Come?
Reclaim The Night March Defended
Government Moves A Sell-Out On Cheap Broadband Internet
“Suckerpunch” Prescott To Visit Downunder

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Scoop Is (Always) In The House

- Today's questions of the day concerned: PM’s Confidence In Cabinet – Regional Dev. – Air NZ Bailout Boost – Air NZ Board – Cancer Treatment Payments – Super Provision – Electoral Defamation and the BOR – Cancer Treatment Safety – Ron Mark’s Military Records – Auckland School Crowding – New Plymouth Student Loan Investigation – NZ Venture Investment Fund. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 27 November [1] . See also Scoop Searchable Questions Of The Day Archive (FREE!). - to subscribe and receive each day’s questions of the day and answers as they are posted on Scoop via email (ALSO FREE!) CLICK HERE


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00159.htm


Feedback: Something Stinks In Mazar-e-Sharif

- These men had just surrendered at Kunduz. They were not desperate. What would make them now attempt a suicidal escape? Were the prisoners told they would be executed like the others? See... Feedback: US Manufactured Mazar-e-Sharif Riot [1] . MORE: Scoop Links: Kunduz Falls, 100s Die In Prison Riot [2] . Scroll down for Afghanistan War full coverage.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00154.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00150.htm


Howard’s End: The Spark Of Life Is… A Spark

- Global outrage is building on the news that scientists in America have cloned the first human embryo by scrapping out the DNA from a human egg cell, injecting it with the nucleus of human skin cells and then kick-starting new growth in the egg with an electrical charge. It's great news, writes Maree Howard. See... Howard's End: Teaching Old Dogmas New Tricks [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00157.htm


Between The Lines: Global Activism Post 9/11

- From Ottawa, the site of the November World Bank/International Monetary Fund summit, author and spiritual activist Starhawk assesses the impact of the attacks on New York City and Washington on activists organizing opposition to corporate-led globalization. See... Sept. 11 Attack Derails Global Social Justice? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00155.htm


David Miller: The NZ Music Industry vs Human Nature

- The decision made by New Zealand musicians and members of the recording industry to crack down on compact disc piracy is like trying to bolt the door after the horse has bolted. See... David Miller: Can’t Stop The Music [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00153.htm


Air NZ Bailout Boosted $150 Million

- The government will pay 27 cents a share for the second tranche of the $885 million Air New Zealand recapitalisation package, giving the Crown an 82 percent stake in the airline. See... Air New Zealand Rescue Package Finalised [1] - National - Bailout Now Costs Over 1 Billion [2] - United Future NZ - What Is Air NZ's Accountability To Parliament? [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00444.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00460.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00458.htm


Honestly James, I Can’t Believe A Thing You Say

- A new study into the state of New Zealand marriage has shown that a quarter of New Zealand’s wives has woken up wishing they weren't married. See... Where Is The Truth In New Zealand Marriage? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0111/S00058.htm


Business Confidence Falls Again

- Finance Minister Michael Cullen said the latest National Bank survey showing general business confidence still in negative territory reflected the continuing uncertainty over the global economic outlook. Confidence survey reflects global uncertainty [1] . See also... NBNZ Business Survey - November 2001 [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00434.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0111/S00240.htm


Auckland Spraying Plans Run Into the RMA

- Plans to start targeted aerial spraying to eradicate the painted apple moth caterpillar in west Auckland suburbs, have hit a setback. See... Spray programme hits snag [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0111/S00032.htm


Upper Cuba St Eviction Notices Issued

- We were kind of expecting it but not so soon. It's finally going to happen in Wellington. Just today, they have served eviction notices to Upper Cuba St, so they can try and build their bluddy by-pass. See... Wellington By-Pass Eviction! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0111/S00031.htm


Letter From Wellington – Jim Has Lost It Says Prebble

- Jim Anderton has lost control of the Alliance Party. The executive has pledged to support Matt McCarten and tomorrow's showdown caucus meeting won't solve the crisis - it just illustrates how weak Anderton's position has become. See... Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00432.htm


March For $$$ In Christchurch Too

- Christchurch will be one of over 100 cities around the world on December 2, 2001 to host the WalkForCapitalism - the first annual Global Rally for Capitalism. See... Christchurch Joins Global Pro-Capitalism Rally [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00143.htm


Katya Rivas

- Beloved children, my maternal love makes me implore the Almighty to give me the time within time and the next hour to find my little children and gather them around my Immaculate Heart. See... Katya Rivas: The House of the Restoring Rosary [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00152.htm

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AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE

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New Interim Anti-Terror Laws In Place

- Place Foreign Minister Phil Goff announced that Cabinet today approved Regulations providing tougher measures against specified terrorist organisations. See... Government passes new anti-terrorism measures [1] . See also Green Party... Terror rules go too far [2] and requirements, Green Party Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Keith Locke said today… Public Protest Anti-Terrorism Bill At Meeting [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00440.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00436.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00454.htm


Bill English and Jonathan Hunt To Sing For Peace

- On Thursday National Party leader Bill English and Speaker Jonathan Hunt plan to join Selwyn House School’s song of peace. See…Bill English joins thousands on Sing4Peace.com [1] . See also for info on December 1st Demonstrations throughout the country... Peace rallies, vigils and meetings [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00146.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00147.htm


Amnesty On Afghanistan Solutions

- Amazing images of both fear and hope have been coming out of Afghanistan since the taking of Kabul by the United Front. The beaten and bloody executed bodies of Pakistanis and Arabs, a female newsreader happy to be back at work… See... Afghanistan:Only A Human Rights Solution Will Last [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00191.htm


THE RECEIVED VERSION - OFFICIAL US & UK GOVT COMMENTS

- DoD News Briefing 26/11- Rumsfeld and Gen. Myers [1] - Images: US Marines Land In Afghanistan [2] - 10 Downing St - Monday Briefings On Afghanistan [3] - RAF flies North. Alliance representatives to Bonn [4] - State Dept. Daily Press Briefing November 21, 2001 [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00190.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00189.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00188.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00187.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00186.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Green Light For Criminal Defamation Provisions

- Green Justice spokesperson Nandor Tanczos today said he was satisfied that suggested amendments to a clause in the Electoral Amendment Bill would continue to allow journalists to do their job in the run up to elections. See... Greens satisfied with changes to Electoral Clause [1] . See also... National calls for halt on libel law [2] and ACT… Greens Now Knowingly Support Press Gag [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00453.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00451.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00445.htm


Iraq Sanctions A Failure - Robson

- “New Zealand will continue to encourage United Nations members to take a serious look at the failings of the sanctions regime in Iraq”, says Associate Foreign Affairs Minister Matt Robson. See... Iraq sanctions aren’t working [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00441.htm


Two New West Auckland Schools

- Education Minister Trevor Mallard today announced funding for two new state secondary schools - the first to open in Auckland since 1979. See... First new state schools in 22 years [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00463.htm


Termite Damage Non-Payout Irks Jennings

- The Government will continue to fund the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry to eliminate Australian subterranean termites at Otorohanga but it will not compensate residents for property damage caused by the termites. See... No Government pay out for termite damage [1] and ACT…Minister Proves to be a Failure on Termite Issue [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00461.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00462.htm


Ministerial Speechifying…

- Genetic Modification Summit - Marian Hobbs Speech [1] , New Standard For Accident And Medical Clinics - Lianne Dalziel [2] , Jim Sutton Speech In Singapore [3] , 13CHMM Welcome Dinner, Antarctic Centre – Annette King [4] , Enabling social entrepreneurs - Maharey Speech [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00459.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00450.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00446.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00443.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00437.htm


Who Gets The Money? Sowry Asks, Again

- The Health Minister has backed down on her earlier decision to only reimburse those cancer patients who commenced radiation treatment in Australia on or before 6 September 2001, says National's Roger Sowry. See... Sowry - still no clear treatment payouts criteria [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00457.htm


Loony Wetsuit Laws A Sign Of Things To Come?

- Government plans to give Local Authorities “powers of general competence” are loopy, but the wetsuit law shows how ominous they could become under a law change planned by Sandra Lee, ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks said today. See... Loony Wetsuit Law Sparks Warning [1] and Auckland Regional Council… ARC Happy With Life Jacket Bylaw [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00456.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0111/S00030.htm


Reclaim The Night March Defended

- The Reclaim the Night March which took place on Friday 23rd November amidst rain and wind was a wonderful experience for everyone involved organisers said today. See... Reclaim The Night Full Of Joy And Pride [1] . Earlier a Men’s Group said… Reclaim The Night Promotes Hate Crime [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00448.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00132.htm


Government Moves A Sell-Out On Cheap Broadband Internet

- Green Telecommunications spokesperson Sue Kedgley today said the Greens are deeply disappointed that the Telecommunications bill does not remove Telecom's monopoly over the local copper wire network. See... Telco Bill Leaves NZ With Turkey, Mexico [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00447.htm


“Suckerpunch” Prescott To Visit Downunder

- Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today that British Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott will visit New Zealand from 30 November to 4 December. See... British Deputy Prime Minister to visit [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00442.htm

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