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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
When Satire Cuts Too Close To Reality
Scoop Image: Bush’s Strangely Opaque War View
Stateside Election 2002: Dancing Chickens
US Elections 2002: This Is Not Just Another Election
US Elections 2002: Election Rigging Co. Seeks To Censor Critic
Guest Commentary: When Cops Tell Porkies
Top Sports Writer
PPTA Derisive About NZQA NCEA Concerns
Blood Foundation Victory In Glivec Wars
English says Bring the SAS Boys Back Home
Countdown To War: Is It Time To Reveal The Secrets Of Khamisiyah?
Countdown To War: European Briefing On Stopping War
Daily Katya Rivas

LV CUP
LV Cup: Areva Derci Mascalzone Latino
LV Cup: Coutts Chooses To Race Old Rivals
LV Cup Images: Le Defi’s Escort
LV Cup: RR2 Final News And Views

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Designation of Jemaah Islamiyah As Terrorists Outrageous
Preb’s Letter From Wellington
LOTR’s Safe In Wellywood
Libs Giggle Over Taniwha Claims
Auckland Faces Further Police Officer Shortfalls
Fine Dodgers They’re On To You!
The Conveyer Belt of Crime
Mikus Sentence: Great Job Done by Judge
Leaky Homes Resolution Service Assessment Announced
Turia Celebrates United Tribes of Aotearoa Independence
Maori TV Restructure Looms
Mayor Island Becomes Maori Conservation Area
Wetlands Protected Around Lake Ellesmere
EPMU Members in the Money

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When Satire Cuts Too Close To Reality

- A story about plans by the United States to invade Kiribati that has caused widespread concern in Tarawa and Christmas Island came from a New Zealand satirical website. See... Government Duped By 'US Invasion' Website Satire [1] and the story which caused the confusion… Bush To Invade Kiribati Islands


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00002.htm


Scoop Image: Bush’s Strangely Opaque War View

- A unusual image of the Commander in Chief has been doing the rounds on the Internet over the weekend. Is it for real, or another example of photoshop altered reality? The general consensus at this early stage in the post-mortem appears to be that it is indeed a real image. ... See... Scoop Images: Bush Looks For The Way Forward [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00012.htm


Stateside Election 2002: Dancing Chickens

- The Republicans really are too comic. (Should there be an 'al' in there somewhere?) The sight of the Prez and his Vice lickety-splitting it up and down the country trying to get out the Republican vote is as much fun as watching a couple of chickens dancing on a hotplate. Anyone would think they're desperate to become numerically unimpeachable. And all those plane landings. It's a worry. See... Stateside With Rosalea - Is everybody happy? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00011.htm


US Elections 2002: This Is Not Just Another Election

- The pundits and talking heads describe Tuesday's election as nothing particularly special or important. There are no major issues at stake, they say. Even if there were, voter turnout will be low. The status of Congress will not change, they say. Nothing to see here. Lies. See... UQ Wire: Within Reach of Your Hand [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00010.htm


US Elections 2002: Election Rigging Co. Seeks To Censor Critic

- ES&S, which makes 56% of the voting machines in the United States, has threatened to sue the owner of Talion.com unless she removes articles about voting machines from her web site. See... Voting Machine Company Demands Removal Of Articles [1] . See alsoWeb Site for Instant Reporting of Voting Problems [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00005.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00003.htm


Guest Commentary: When Cops Tell Porkies

- As the "sniper" Task Force gave less and less hard information, the media published stories based on information from "usually reliable sources" within the law enforcement community. Almost all of them got "burned" at least once with stories that later proved to be false. See... Medium Rare: Usually Reliable Sources? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00008.htm


Top Sports Writer

- Sunday Star Times Reporter Marc Hinton, who won the award in 2000 has again been named Sports Journalist of the Year, at the SPARC sponsored 2002 Sir Terry McLean National Sports Journalism Awards. See... Marc Hinton takes tops at Sport Journo Awarda [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0211/S00029.htm


PPTA Derisive About NZQA NCEA Concerns

- New Zealand Qualifications Authority’s assertion that there are not enough chief examiners to provide Bursary alongside NCEA Level 3 in 2004 is laughable, says the PPTA in its submission to a select committee inquiry into the implementation of the NCEA. See... Bursary, NCEA mix in 2004 ‘no problem’ [1] and PPTA Submission - Implementation of the NCEA [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0211/S00007.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0211/S00006.htm


Blood Foundation Victory In Glivec Wars

- Lives saved by the dedication and passion of brave patients in the “Save the 90” Campaign and a determined patient advocacy organisation. See... Leukaemia & Blood Foundation Campaign Saves Lives [1] MORE: - Pharmac - NZ in top rung of nations funding new cancer drug [2] - Novartis - Glivec To Be Funded For All CML And GIST Patients [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0211/S00005.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0211/S00007.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0211/S00006.htm


English says Bring the SAS Boys Back Home

- National leader Bill English called on the Government this aftenoon to bring back our S.A.S troops now serving in Afghanistan. See... Bring SAS back down under [1] THEN: Ummmm on second thoughts... Can NZ deal with terrorist attacks - English. [2] REACTION: - Prime Minister - Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that the Leader of the Opposition’s bizarre and irresponsible statements about the SAS and New Zealand security further demonstrate his unfitness for public office. See... English loses the plot [3] - Govt - Goff says Confusion Ongoing Inside Nats over Foreign Policy [4] - Greens - Locke welcomes Nats Support for SAS Withdrawal [5] - United Future - Dunne on National’s puzzling foreign policy [6] - ACT - SAS Troops Must Stay in Afghanistan [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00008.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00017.htm
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[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00018.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00025.htm


Countdown To War: Is It Time To Reveal The Secrets Of Khamisiyah?

- In Khamisiyah, southern Iraq, 1991, a man made plague was unleashed. Some of the world’s deadliest chemical and biological warfare agents were housed in Khamisiyah, a sprawling desert bunker complex – and then released into the atmosphere. Released by allied soldiers who are now dying in their thousands, and released over the very same Iraqi population whom the U.S. hopes to “liberate”. See... The Dirty And Deadly Secrets Of Khamisiyah [1] . See also... 1994 DoD Q&A On Bio/Chem Weapons In Gulf War [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00217.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00005.htm


Countdown To War: European Briefing On Stopping War

I have come here to urge you all, individually and collectively, to do everything in your power to oppose a US war against Iraq a war that can have no good end. I believe that we have within our reach the ability to stop this war before it begins. See... Guest Opinion: Stopping The War Before It Begins [1] See also COUNTDOWN TO WAR FEATURE PAGE [2] And... Terror Arrives Downunder - FULL COVERAGE [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00007.htm
[2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=countdowniraq
[3] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=balibomb


Daily Katya Rivas

- Are your shoes old and deformed, and do you feel ashamed to go out looking this way? Little child, if your interior being is in order, there is no reason to feel ashamed. See... Katya Rivas: Brief Messages - 5 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00009.htm



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LOUIS VUITTON CUP FEATURE PAGE

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LV CUP

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LV Cup: Areva Derci Mascalzone Latino

- Auckland, 2nd November 2002 - For the sailing team of “TIM Mascalzone Latino” the America’s Cup dream is now over following a crushing defeat in the last match of the Louis Vuitton Cup against the French syndicate Le Defi Areva. See... Mascalzone Latino Falls At Last Hurdle [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0211/S00035.htm


LV Cup: Coutts Chooses To Race Old Rivals

- Team Alinghi, winner of the two Round Robins, has earned the right to choose their opponent in the quarter-finals. Alinghi has decided to race against the Italian team, Prada Challenge. See... Alinghi Will Race Against Prada [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0211/S00034.htm


LV Cup Images: Le Defi’s Escort

- Auckland, 2 November 2002 - A flotilla of protest boats, kayaks and inflatables met Le Defi Areva as it left the Viaduct this morning on its way to race in the Louis Vuitton series. See... Protest Flotilla Meets Areva Outside Viaduct [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0211/S00031.htm


LV Cup: RR2 Final News And Views

- - Alinghi - LC Cup Images: Alinghi Vs Prada [1] - Alinghi - LV Cup Images: Alinghi Vs Oracle [2] - Le Defi - No surprises for LE DEFI AREVA on the final day [3] , Image: D-Day For Le Defi Areva [4] , Image: First Victory For Le Defi Areva [5] - Prada - Luna Rossa Proceeds To The Quarter Finals [6] , Alinghi Will Not Race Against Luna Rossa Tomorrow [7] - - GBR Challenge - GBR Challenge Likely To Face Stars & Stripes [8] , Oracle Prove Heavy Air Kings [9] Prada - Oneworld Gains Over Luna Rossa [10] - Alinghi - Alinghi Seals The Deal On Round Robin 2 [11] - Prada - Luna Rossa Versus Alinghi, Race Abandoned [12]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0211/S00028.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0211/S00027.htm
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[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0211/S00020.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0211/S00018.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0211/S00019.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0211/S00016.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0211/S00014.htm



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Le Defi's Escort

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Designation of Jemaah Islamiyah As Terrorists Outrageous

- The Indonesia Human Rights Committee believes that the designation of Jemaah Islamiyah as a terrorist entity is premature. The evidence produced thus far makes an unconvincing case. See... Move to outlaw Jemaah Islamiyah is deplored. [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0211/S00007.htm


Preb’s Letter From Wellington

- Why did the dog not bark? The decision of the Primary Production select committee to set up an inquiry into the allocation of scampi could be very interesting. The scampi allocation is worth multimillions. Allegations are that fisheries’ officials ... See... Richard Prebble’s Letter from Wellington [1] The New Write - This week's New Write details: 1. TVNZ Bid Loss A Victory For Pointy Heads, 2. Peters Slams Greens On Pot, 3. Hot Goss From Parliament, 4. Top Ten Ways To Annoy Your Co-Workers, 5. Website Of The Week. See... The New Write! Newsletter of the Young Nationals [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00040.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0211/S00008.htm


LOTR’s Safe In Wellywood

- Cancelling the Lord of the Rings night-time festival in Wellington is an hysterical over-reaction to the threat of terrorism, Green MP Keith Locke said today. See... Rings Safe In Wellington [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00034.htm


Libs Giggle Over Taniwha Claims

- "The halt to work on State Highway 1 between Mercer and Long Swamp because, quote "a Taniwha is causing the road to sink" is plainly idiotic", said Libertarianz Leader Russel Watkins, wiping tears of laughter from his eyes. See... Voodoo Doodoo Stops Mooloo Highway [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0211/S00010.htm


Auckland Faces Further Police Officer Shortfalls

- Greater Auckland Police will be short over 130 frontline staff at the beginning of next year, according to projections by Police National Headquarters, says National's Police spokesperson Tony Ryall. See... Auckland facing major police shortages [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00029.htm


Fine Dodgers They’re On To You!

- "The combination of an increase in dedicated staff, sophisticated technology and a modern new location should have those with overdue fines worried", Courts Minister Margaret Wilson said in opening the Department for Courts' new Wellington Collections ... See... New Call Centre will boost fines collections [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00038.htm


The Conveyer Belt of Crime

- Some 12, 541 children aged 13 and under were apprehended by police for committing offences in the year to June 30. Of those, 1,522 were aged nine years and under with 39 percent classified as Caucasian, 52 percent Maori and 5 percent Pacific Islanders. See... Muriel Newman: The Conveyer Belt to Adult Crime [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00027.htm


Mikus Sentence: Great Job Done by Judge

- Justice Gendall's judgment today sentencing Jules Pierre Nicolas Mikus to life imprisonment, preventive detention and two terms of fourteen years is refreshingly old-fashioned, ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks said today. See... Mikus' Judge Does Great Job With Poor Law [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00026.htm


Leaky Homes Resolution Service Assessment Announced

- Homeowners affected by leaky building syndrome will receive a free independent assessment of their claim through the Weathertight Homes Resolution Service the government is setting up, Deputy Prime Minister Michael Cullen announced today. See... Weathertight Homes Resolution Service [1] ALSO: - National - Rotting homes resolution process just beginning [2] - - National - BIA must give evidence to Weathertightness Inquiry [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00032.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00035.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00030.htm


Turia Celebrates United Tribes of Aotearoa Independence

- October the 28th, last week, was not only Labour Day, it was also the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence of the United Tribes of Aotearoa in 1835. See... Tariana Turia's Beehive Chat 4 November 2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00033.htm


Maori TV Restructure Looms

- Odds are on that this week the Labour Government will instruct Maori Television Service to purchase a second-rate UHF channel from state-owned Broadcast Communications, ACT Broadcasting Spokesman Deborah Coddington said today. See... Government Will Sacrifice Maori TV to TVNZ [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00028.htm


Mayor Island Becomes Maori Conservation Area

- Conservation Minister Chris Carter today announced the formal protection of Tuhua (Mayor) Island as a Maori conservation area, the first island to receive such a status. Located 35km from Tauranga Harbour, Tuhua is a volcanic island rich in Maori history ... See... Tuhua (Mayor) Island Protected As Maori Reserve [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00031.htm


Wetlands Protected Around Lake Ellesmere

- A new slice of New Zealand's most important wetland habitat, Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere, has been protected under a deal announced by Conservation Minister Chris Carter today. See... Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere Wetlands protected [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00039.htm


EPMU Members in the Money

- New Zealand’s largest trade union says that most of its members have had pay rises this year well above the national average. See... EPMU members win more than national average [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0211/S00009.htm

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