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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
What Are PPPs – Cullen Speaks To The Press
NZ Escalates Involvement In War On Terror
American Coup: VNS Sitting On Exit Poll Data
American Coup: The Other Crooked Election Machine Company
American Coup: What Comes Next
American Coup: What Do The Numbers Show?
Canadians Warned Away From The US
New Progressive Website - CrisisPapers.org
Howard’s End: Winston’s Etiquette Needs Work
Scoop Images: Scoop Was In The House Over There!
Why U.S. Interest Cuts Are Not Good News
More Than Sex!
LV Cup: Racing Postponed
Daily Katya Rivas

COUNTDOWN TO WAR
Countdown To War: What Can Stop Bush Now?
Countdown To War: War Closer Following UN Res.
Countdown To War: Tony Blair Warns Saddam
Countdown To War: .. Meanwhile Across The Atlantic

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Defence Chief and Minister At Odds
ANZACs Must Be One Again
Up Close n Cosy With Howie
Kiwis Benefit From Korean Links
PPPs Ought to Have Select Committee Inquiry
Peters Says Concilliator Ought to Resign
Doctors to Walk-Out!
DHB in No-Win Position
DHBs in Serious Trouble
Jeanette Peddles for the Environment
Telecom’s Profits Outrageous
Fortuin Appointed to CFRT
Tertiary Payout a Sop
Questions of the Day
Preventing Family Violence Turiana’s Way
Wong Congratulates Chinese Conference Organisers
State of Education Surveyed
Local Govt Bill Dodgy
Wintringham Launches Disability Mentor Day

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

– For today’s questions for oral answer see... Questions For Oral Answer - 12 November 2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00261.htm


What Are PPPs – Cullen Speaks To The Press

- I thought that today I would try and get behind the retail media interest in Ross Armstrong’s recent foray into public policy and open up on some of the more substantial policy issues that surround discussion on what are generally known as PPPs. See... Cullen Speech to National Press Club [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00260.htm


NZ Escalates Involvement In War On Terror

- Prime Minister Helen Clark and Defence Minister Mark Burton announced today that a New Zealand frigate and a P3 Orion maritime surveillance aircraft would be deployed to international operations campaign against the Taleban and Al-Qaeda. See... NZ Navy & AirForce join campaign against terrorism [1] REACTION: - National - Support for Kiwi deployment in war on terrorism [2] - Greens - Iraq is the real target [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00245.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00247.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00246.htm


American Coup: VNS Sitting On Exit Poll Data

- The Voter News Service, the exit poll service used by a consortium of major news organizations, failed election night, and it's unclear whether the service will ever release the data it collected around the country. See... Scoop Link: What Is The Voter News Service Hiding? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00082.htm


American Coup: The Other Crooked Election Machine Company

- The lack of any exit polling on November 5 has been oddly ignored by the media. Those pesky tracking polls leading up to the elections have been explained away by a ‘late surge to the Republicans’ caused by.... hmmmm, how about sun spot activity? See... Diebold - The Face Of Modern Ballot Tampering [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00081.htm


American Coup: What Comes Next

- How difficult is it to reprogram a machine which leaves no paper trail to say that 2 + 2 = 5? Is it about as difficult as sabotaging the workings of a small corporate jet, perhaps? See... UQ Wire: The Desert of the Real [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00080.htm


American Coup: What Do The Numbers Show?

- Scoop’s analysis shows that - according to the polls - the Republican Party experienced a pronounced last minute swing in its favour of between 4 and 16 points. Remarkably this last minute swing appears to have been concentrated in its effects in critical Senate races (Georgia and Minnesota) where it secured it's complete control of Congress. See... American Coup: Mid-Term Election Polls vs Actuals [1] For Full Coverage of the AMERICAN COUP see... Scoop's American Coup Feature Page [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00078.htm
[2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=usacoup


Canadians Warned Away From The US

- When Maher Arar, a man holding joint Canadian-Syrian citizenship changed planes at New York's Kennedy airport on Sept. 26, the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service detained and eventually deported him to Syria. See... Canada Warns Citizens Regarding Travel to U.S. [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00077.htm


New Progressive Website - CrisisPapers.org

- The Crisis Papers was launched about 24 hours before Election Day, 2002. The title, and the reason for starting up yet another progressive website, could not have been more appropriately timed. For we are now in as severe a constitutional and political crisis as has befallen our country in modern times. See... Statement Introducing Crisispapers.Org [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00076.htm


Howard’s End: Winston’s Etiquette Needs Work

This Scoop correspondent has a message for Winston Peters and all of his followers who support his divisive policies - you can't shake hands with a clenched fist. Maree Howard writes. See... Peters, You Can’t Shake Hands With a Clenched Fist [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00075.htm


Scoop Images: Scoop Was In The House Over There!

The following photo sequence shows seven members of a New Zealand National Party contingent visiting the Australian Parliament. Lockwood Smith (holding his nose and smiling) appears to be having a nice time… See... Images: National MPs Visit Australia's Parliament [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00072.htm


Why U.S. Interest Cuts Are Not Good News

- The Performance of U.S. equity markets in the month leading up to the mid-term American elections has been heralded by Wall Street as the beginning of the long awaited recovery. Belief in the Greenspan Put has been reborn. What is the Greenspan Put? A better question to start with is, what is a put? See... Barrie Walsh: The Greenspan Pus [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00070.htm


More Than Sex!

- “At this year’s Exotica we promise you can see everything from a Ferrari to a vibrator – if adults want it, we’ve got it!” says Charlotte Mules of adult lifestyles expo, Exotica. See... EXOTICA 2003 – more than just sex! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0211/S00079.htm


LV Cup: Racing Postponed

- The Race Committee announced this morning at 08.00 that racing for today has been postponed due to the strong winds expected on the Hauraki Gulf later in the day. All matches will be rescheduled tomorrow. See... Start Of Quarter Finals Postponed To Tomorrow [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0211/S00080.htm


Daily Katya Rivas

- Lord, have mercy on us. R/: Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. R/: Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. R/: Lord, have mercy on us. See... Katya Rivas: Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00073.htm


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COUNTDOWN TO WAR

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Countdown To War: What Can Stop Bush Now?

- With the Republican victories in the Mid-Term elections and the new U.N. Security Council's resolution calling on Iraq to allow weapons inspectors back into the country, President George W. Bush is riding high and immediately talking tough. See... Dubya’s Triumph: What Can Stop Him Now? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00074.htm


Countdown To War: War Closer Following UN Res.

- The unanimous vote by the 15 members of the United Nations Security Council on November 8 to impose ``tough'' new weapons inspection rules and deadlines for compliance on Iraq, with the threat of ``serious consequences'', should not confuse anti-war campaigners. It makes a massive US invasion of Iraq more likely. See... Green Left Weekly: UN Vote Brings War Closer [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00079.htm


Countdown To War: Tony Blair Warns Saddam

- The Prime Minister Tony Blair has told Saddam Hussein not to defy the United Nations and disarm voluntarily or be 'disarmed by force'. Mr Blair was speaking at the Lord Mayor's Banquet, where he also outlined the new threats facing the world today. See... PM speech at the Lord Mayor's Banquet - 11/11 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00062.htm


Countdown To War: .. Meanwhile Across The Atlantic

- “This was an important week for our country and for the world. The United Nations Security Council voted for a resolution requiring the Iraqi regime to declare and destroy all weapons of mass destruction or face the consequences,” says George Bush. See... Bush Recaps Important Week in Radio Address [1] and Remarks by the President on UNSC Resolution 1441 [2] MORE US REACTION TO UNSC RES. 1441: - Powell Interviews - CNN [3] , CBS [4] and Black Entertainment TV [5] - UN Ambassador - Vote on the Iraq Resolution [6] See also COUNTDOWN TO WAR FEATURE PAGE [7] And... Terror Arrives Downunder - FULL COVERAGE [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00061.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00056.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00060.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00059.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00058.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00057.htm
[7] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=countdowniraq
[8] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=balibomb


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Defence Chief and Minister At Odds

- A briefing by the Chief of Defence Force and the Ministry of Defence today in connection with deployment of Orion aircraft to the Gulf identified a clear conflict between the Minister and the Head of our Armed Forces, says National Defence Spokesperson ... See... Chief of Defence and Defence Minister at odds [1] ALSO: - National - Greens won’t even support our own troops [2] - National - Orions “not mission capable” in the Gulf . [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00272.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00271.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00259.htm


ANZACs Must Be One Again

- National Party leader Bill English has used a speech in Sydney to train his sights on a closer defence relationship with Australia. See... English trains sights on ANZAC defence ties [1] - English’s Speech - Recently a New Zealand enterprise struck at the very heart of Australian competitive advantage and I was there to see it. At the NRL final, an Australian official told me the Warriors were the best thing that had happened to league for a long time... See... Bill English Speech to Aust Trans Tasman Business [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00264.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00263.htm


Up Close n Cosy With Howie

- National Party leader Bill English has held a "very useful" warm and friendly one on one meeting with Australian Prime Minister John Howard. See... Productive Meeting With John Howard [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00254.htm


Kiwis Benefit From Korean Links

- “Links with Korea are bringing a large and growing benefit to New Zealand”, Foreign Minister Phil Goff said today at the end of a visit to Seoul. See... Korea links boost New Zealand’s prosperity [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00273.htm


PPPs Ought to Have Select Committee Inquiry

- ACT New Zealand Transport Spokesman Deborah Coddington is deeply disappointed that the Green Party has ruled out the only hope for a parliamentary select committee inquiry into public-private partnerships this year. See... Greens Dump on Policy Inquiry [1] ALSO: - National - “Claytons Review” of Armstrong Expenses Slammed [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00270.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00268.htm


Peters Says Concilliator Ought to Resign

- New Zealand First leader Rt Hon Winston Peters called today for the resignation of Race Relations Conciliator, Joris de Bres. See... Conciliator Should Resign Says Peters [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00253.htm


Press Club Eats With Cullen

- Good morning. I thought that today I would try and get behind the retail media interest in Ross Armstrong’s recent foray into public policy and open up on some of the more substantial policy issues that surround discussion on what are generally known as ... See... Cullen Speech to National Press Club [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00260.htm


Doctors to Walk-Out!

- “Senior doctors at Timaru Hospital are to develop a strike action plan based on half-day strikes,” said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, today. Mr Powell was reporting the decision made at the stopwork meeting ... See... Doctors Plan Half-Day Strikes [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0211/S00081.htm


DHB in No-Win Position

- The Government is putting Hawkes Bay District Health Board in an impossible position regarding the future provision of its health services, says National Health Spokesperson Dr Lynda Scott. See... Govt puts Hawkes Bay DHB in no-win situation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00269.htm


DHBs in Serious Trouble

- Confidential minutes of the District Health Boards New Zealand AGM reveal the Health Minister's two-faced approach to her portfolio, ACT Health Spokesman Heather Roy said today. See... Serious Financial Pressure on Health Boards [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00257.htm


Jeanette Peddles for the Environment

- Driving home the benefits of environmentally-friendly fuels, Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons tomorrow drives a uniquely-fuelled car in a leg of the EnergyWise Rally. See... Driving home energy efficiency message [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00267.htm


Telecom’s Profits Outrageous

- Telecom's just-released net quarterly profit of $146 million made the company's plans to charge rural connection fees of up to $4000 all the more outrageous, Green co-leader Rod Donald said today. See... Telecom profits make rural charges more outrageous [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00266.htm


Fortuin Appointed to CFRT

- Announcing the appointment, Finance Minister Michael Cullen said Mr Fortuin’s mediation skills and extensive financial background, including as a senior manager at AXA, would be valuable to the Trust. See... Fortuin appointed to Crown Forestry Rental Trust [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00265.htm


Tertiary Payout a Sop

- The Tertiary Education Commission’s allocation of $17 million to private providers is a lame attempt to make up for the huge damage the Government has caused to the sector, says National’s Tertiary education spokesman Simon Power. See... Private tertiary payout a sop [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00262.htm


Questions of the Day

- GRAHAM KELLY to the Prime Minister: What further contribution is New Zealand making to the international campaign against terrorism See... Questions For Oral Answer - 12 November 2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00261.htm


Preventing Family Violence Turiana’s Way

- Week Without Violence is an international community-led campaign against all forms of violence – physical, verbal, sexual, psychological and institutional violence, including racism, harassment, bullying and hate crimes. Violence occurs throughout ... See... Turiana Turia's speech: Preventing Family Violence [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00258.htm


Wong Congratulates Chinese Conference Organisers

- National MP Pansy Wong has congratulated organisers of the inaugural New Zealand-Chinese women’s conference - Golden Raindrop Chinese TV. See... NZ-Chinese conference organisers congratulated [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00256.htm


State of Education Surveyed

- The Ministry of Education’s annual report on the tertiary education sector, New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector: Profile & Trends 2001, reveals a sector that is responding well to many of the challenges it faces, says Associate Minister of Education. See... Survey of the state of tertiary education sector [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00255.htm


Local Govt Bill Dodgy

- New legislation would mean weaker financial controls but vastly increased powers for local government. This was the message delivered to local government finance managers by Rob McLagan, chairman of the Local Government Forum*, today. See... Warning on local government bill [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0211/S00080.htm


Wintringham Launches Disability Mentor Day

- The State Services Commissioner, Michael Wintringham, today officially opened New Zealand's first Disability Mentoring Day. See... New Zealand Launch Of Disability Mentoring Day [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0211/S00079.htm


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