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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
Bali Bombing: Where Was Our CIA Warning? The Mystery Deepens
NZ Govt. Should Condemn Yemen Assassination
US Elections 2002: Ode To The Lunatic King
US Elections 2002: Rosalea Surveys The Battlefield
US Elections 2002: Barbara O’Brien Surveys The Entrails
US Elections 2002: Recommended Results Links
Scoop Images: An Exploding Visage
ACC Investigation: Class Actions In Train
ACC Investigation: ACC To Keep Satisfaction Survey To Itself
St Molesworth
East Timor’s Finest Are Coming Home
Rural Telecom Ripoff
Scoop Dim Son Caption Contest
The Thomas White Affair – Crooked Accounting Up Close And Personal
Countdown To War: Iranian Editorial Seeks Iraqi Arms Dealing Confession
Countdown To War: Khamisiyah Investigation
Countdown To War: George Monbiot On UK Oil Dependency

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Auckland Airport Shares For Aucklanders
Gas Policy Review – Pipeline Under Scrutiny
Govt. Not Ignoring The Serious Fraud Office – Hodgson
The Price of Milk
Move On – Winston Tells Hobos
Who Knows What About Air New Zealand?
Govt. E-Procurement Green Light
GE Submission Window Too Small
Another Northland CYF Scandal
United Future Does Not Appreciate Sowry OSH Criticisms
House Divisions Opened Over Climate Change Bill
Workplace Injury Research Released
Lingering Asylum Seekers Worry NZ First

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

– For today’s questions of the day see... Questions For Oral Answer - 6 November [1] - EARLIER Q&A: - Tuesday [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00096.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00070.htm


Bali Bombing: Where Was Our CIA Warning? The Mystery Deepens

- Tonight the Prime Minister was examined during the Estimates Debate on the Security Intelligence Service. She said that the confidential intelligence briefings to the Leader of the Opposition would settle the concerns about the quality of information received by the New Zealand SIS on Indonesian terrorism, says National's Foreign Affairs spokesperson Wayne Mapp. See... Prime Minister must clear up confusion [1] and Minister Can't Confirm Intelligence Information [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00079.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00078.htm


NZ Govt. Should Condemn Yemen Assassination

- Global Peace and Justice Auckland has called on the government to condemn the CIA organised assassination of alleged Al Qaeda suspects in Yemen as a gross violation of international law. See... GPJA: NZ Govt Must Renounce CIA Assassinations [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0211/S00028.htm


US Elections 2002: Ode To The Lunatic King

- There is a lunatic king in our midst. A monarch crowned by an irrelevant parliament, a man whose character traits exude a convoluted contrivance of being cavalier, insincere, incompetent, and arrogant. See... Philip J. Rappa: Rhapsody For Democracy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00027.htm


US Elections 2002: Rosalea Surveys The Battlefield

- So, here in the States it's election day, and by the end of it we will (or won't) know what the Tomatometre says. I wasn't going to mention the election in this, my regular column, on account of I figured there'd be a media blackout like what they have Down Under and Up Over (in Canada). See... Stateside With Rosalea - Horse sense [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00025.htm


US Elections 2002: Barbara O’Brien Surveys The Entrails

- In a few hours the polls will open, and in a few more hours we’ll start to see some results. Representative government is not yet entirely dead in America. See... US Elections 2002: Notes On Election Eve [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00023.htm


US Elections 2002: Recommended Results Links

- ABC Overall Summary [1] - Yahoo Election Page - MSNBC Results [2] - Washington Post [3] - New York Times [4] NYT Summary - Senate [5] - House [6] - Governorships [7] Earlier Scoop Commentary: - Stateside - Stateside With Rosalea - Is everybody happy? [8] - William Rivers Pitt - UQ Wire: Within Reach of Your Hand [9] - Tailion.com - Voting Machine Company Demands Removal Of Articles [10] and Web Site for Instant Reporting of Voting Problems [11]


[1] - http://abcnews.go.com/sections/politics/election2002/congress.html
[2] - http://www.msnbc.com/m/d2002/g/polllaunch.asp
[3] - http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/politics/elections/2002/
[4] - http://www.nytimes.com/pages/politics/campaign/index.html
[5] - http://www.nytimes.com/ref/elections2002/2002senateindex.html
[6] - http://www.nytimes.com/ref/elections2002/2002houseindex.html
[7] - http://www.nytimes.com/ref/elections2002/2002governorindex.html
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00011.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00010.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00005.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00003.htm


Scoop Images: An Exploding Visage

- Images from Janet Gudmun of last night’s fireworks celebration of the attempt to blow up the UK Parliament by Guy Fawkes. See... Scoop Images: Wellington’s Guy Fawkes Display [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00030.htm


ACC Investigation: Class Actions In Train

In the latest development of the ongoing ACC saga, Scoop has learned from claimants and a central North Island lawyer, that class action claims are being prepared in both the North and South Island against ACC and some branch and case managers alleging misfeasance in public office. Maree Howard writes. See... ACC’s Conscious Disregard for Claimants Health [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00029.htm


ACC Investigation: ACC To Keep Satisfaction Survey To Itself

- The ACC has contracted BRC Marketing & Social Research to complete confidential telephone interviews with claimants this week to provide feedback to the corporation on how their services are appreciated by claimants. See... Big News: Secretly Surveying The ACC [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00028.htm


St Molesworth

- Top 10 Signs You're Being Trick Or Treated By Ross Armstrong See... Top 10 Signs Of Ross Armstrong Trick Or Treating [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00024.htm


East Timor’s Finest Are Coming Home

- New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) troops serving in East Timor will soon start coming home after completing a job well done. See... NZDF personnel return from East Timor [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0211/S00027.htm


Rural Telecom Ripoff

- Telecom is ripping off rural people with its decision to hike connection fees by upwards of 2400 per cent in the most isolated areas, Green Party Co-Leader Rod Donald said today. See... Telecom ripping off rural people [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00076.htm


Scoop Dim Son Caption Contest

- The folks over at sharetrader.co.nz have been having a whole lot of fun coming up with captions for the picture of George W. Bush featured on Scoop yesterday. See... Scoop Feedback: Caption Contest For Dubya Photo [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00021.htm


The Thomas White Affair – Crooked Accounting Up Close And Personal

- Scoop today publishes the source documents (emails, charts and spreadsheets from Enron Energy Services) which were used by freelance journalist Jason Leopold for his expose about U.S. Army Secretary Thomas E. White’s direct involvement in crooked accounting deals at the energy giant. See... The Thomas E. White Affair – The Documents [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00018.htm


Countdown To War: Iranian Editorial Seeks Iraqi Arms Dealing Confession

- An Iranian newspaper editorial from 23 October says Saddam's confession to being "US pawn" might deter attack. See... Iranian Editorial: Saddam Must Confess [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00017.htm


Countdown To War: Khamisiyah Investigation

- If the official report on what happened at Khamisiyah is to be taken at face value, then the world is now being asked, via the United Nations, to give its blessings to a confused and clumsy global super power embarking on another rampage in the Gulf. But then, maybe “confused and clumsy” is an infinitely better epitaph for the heroes of Gulf War I than “illegal arms dealer to a murderous regime who used the lives of its own soldiers to cover its tracks”. See.. Khamisiyah Investigation: Operation Bury The Truth [1] EARLIER: - The Dirty And Deadly Secrets Of Khamisiyah [2] - 1994 DoD Q&A On Bio/Chem Weapons In Gulf War [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00020.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00217.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00005.htm


Countdown To War: George Monbiot On UK Oil Dependency

- Britain plays poodle partly because the US is stitching up the world's oil supplies. See... George Monbiot: Why Blair Is An Appeaser [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/S00026.htm
[2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=countdowniraq
[3] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=balibomb


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Auckland Airport Shares For Aucklanders

- United Future Finance spokesperson, Gordon Copeland, has written to Commerce Minister Lianne Dalziel asking that she intervene, and if necessary change the law, to ensure that any sale by the Auckland City Council of its shares in Auckland Airport will see New Zealand residents get first preference before overseas investors. See... Locals should be offered Auckland Airport shares [1] and AIAL to assist with Auckland City share sale [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00103.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0211/S00016.htm


Gas Policy Review – Pipeline Under Scrutiny

- The Government today announced a policy package designed to enhance efficiency and reliability in gas production and transportation, and improve fairness for gas customers. See... Governance & market arrangements for gas industry [1] MORE: - Govt pursues open access to Maui pipeline [2] - Gas pipeline monopolies under investigation [3] - Draft Government Policy Statement - Gas Industry [4] - GAS REVIEW - Questions and Answers [5] - GAS REVIEW - Summary of Government Decisions [6] REACTION: - National - Review fails to address projected gas shortage [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00080.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00081.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00082.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00085.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00084.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00083.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00092.htm


Govt. Not Ignoring The Serious Fraud Office – Hodgson

- Contrary to a New Zealand Herald report today the Government has not "ignored" any advice from the Serious Fraud Office on the allocation of scampi quota, says Fisheries Minister Pete Hodgson. See... Serious Fraud Office findings on scampi [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00109.htm


The Price of Milk

- Green Agriculture Spokesperson Ian Ewen-Street today welcomed a planned decrease in the wholesale price of milk as a step in the right direction, although issues surrounding lack of competition in the processing industry needed to be addressed. See... Cut to price of milk step in right direction [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00108.htm


Move On – Winston Tells Hobos

- New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters is concerned that the Cenotaph has become the latest camping ground for a group of Wellington hobos. See... Desecration Of Monument Disgusting Says Peters [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00106.htm


Who Knows What About Air New Zealand?

- “Government bedfellows Labour and United Future need to get their facts right,” says National Party Associate Transport Spokesperson John Key. See... Who’s telling the porkies - Cullen or Dunne? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00105.htm


Govt. E-Procurement Green Light

- State Services Minister Trevor Mallard announced today that GoProcure, the whole-of-government e-procurement system, will go live in early 2003, at an estimated annual cost saving to government agencies of at least $6.5 million. See... Government e-procurement gets go-ahead [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00102.htm


GE Submission Window Too Small

- The tiny window of opportunity given to farmers and other members of the public to make submissions on a key GE issue is an indication that the Government's mind is already made up, Green Agriculture Spokesperson Ian Ewen-Street said today. See... Fast-tracked GE process ignores farmers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00099.htm


Another Northland CYF Scandal

- Child, Youth and Family has again funded a Northland health organisation that has closed its doors following allegations of poor governance and mismanagement of funds, ACT Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman said today. See... Maharey Funds Another Dodgy North Health Provider [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00093.htm


United Future Does Not Appreciate Sowry OSH Criticisms

- United Future New Zealand leader, Peter Dunne, today described criticism by National’s deputy leader, Roger Sowry, of United’s stand on the controversial OSH legislation as either “political ignorance or petty game-playing”. See... Nats guilty of political ignorance or game-playing [1] MORE: - National - Police warning on OSH changes [2] and Others will cop it in OSH legislation [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00091.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00104.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00107.htm


House Divisions Opened Over Climate Change Bill

- United Future is obviously confused over the government’s legislative programme if last night’s vote against the second reading of the Climate Change Response Bill is any example, says National Agriculture spokesman, David Carter. See... United Future can’t have it both ways [1] MORE: - ACT - Farmers Should Rebuff Government's Kyoto Demand [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00090.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00088.htm


Workplace Injury Research Released

- Research into the social and economic consequences of workplace injury and illness was released today by Labour Minister Margaret Wilson and ACC Minister Ruth Dyson. See... Workplace injury and illness research released [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00095.htm


Lingering Asylum Seekers Worry NZ First

- New Zealand First has called on the Government to explain why it has not deported 1,759 illegal asylum seekers still in the country. See... Kick Out The Illegals Please Minister [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00094.htm

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