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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
Countdown To War: Look Who Stole George’s Rattle
Dear Imperialists – Osama bin Laden Writes West
Blessed Are The Peacemakers: Colin On Kofi
Point of View: Sympathy For David Lane
Oil Industry Remembers Fossil Fuel Is An Exhaustible Commodity
Journalism Review Takes On The Wrong Cyberscribe
UQ Wire: Senator Shelby’s Words Of Wisdom
William Rivers Pitt: Enron Is Not Going Away
How Entrepreneurial Are We
Govt Holds A Meeting With Telecom’s Theresa
LV Cup: Quarterfinal Winners And Losers
Daily Katya Rivas

COUNTDOWN TO WAR
Countdown To War: Medical Report Estimates Up To 260,000 People Will Die
Countdown To War: Dominating NATO – The Real Bush Agenda
Countdown To War: Gulf War Syndrome’s Next Victims

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Coddington Accused Of Being Near Napier
Clark Running Scared On Immigration - Peters
Australia/US Free Trade Talks Spark Hand-Wringing
Grow Up ACT!- Dunne
Grow Up Everybody! - Kedgley
Charges Of United Hypocrisy – Peters
Is Project Aqua The Thin Edge Of A Wedge?
Scampi Quota Allocation Delayed
Roger Sowry Sees Glimmers Of OSH Victory
2000th Computer To East Coast Kids
Phew! Saving The World About To Begin
E-Government Is E-nlivened
Moutoa Capitulation Mocks Law – Brownlee
Why Did Roger Have A Headache?
He Korowai Oranga - Maori Health Plan Launched

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Scoop Is In The House

- For today’s questions of the day see..... Questions For Oral Answer - 14 November 2002 [1] Earlier Q&A - Tuesday [2] - Wednesday [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00331.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00274.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00322.htm


Countdown To War: Look Who Stole George’s Rattle

- The meeting discussed UNSC Resolution 1441. The Foreign Affairs Minister was directed to send a message to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan including Iraq's stance towards the said resolution. The following is the full text of the message: See... President Saddam Hussein Message To United Nation [1] MORE: - Kofi Annan - Inspectors will 'actively begin work' on Monday [2] - UN - Iraq Accepts UNSC Weapons Inspections Resolution [3] - NZDF - NZDF personnel depart for Iraq [4] - Colin Powell - Op-Ed on Baghdad's Moment of Truth - Powell [5]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00072.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00071.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00070.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0211/S00102.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00075.htm


Dear Imperialists – Osama bin Laden Writes West

- To The People That Are Allied With The Oppressive American Government By Abdullah Osama bin Laden See... UQ Wire: bin Laden Message To American Allies [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00097.htm


Blessed Are The Peacemakers: Colin On Kofi

- United Nations Association of the USA Visionaries Awards Dinner Honoring United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan See... Colin Powell Honours Kofi Annan - Speech [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00073.htm


Point of View: Sympathy For David Lane

- In the ‘if it weren’t so tragic it might be funny’ file, David Lane the secretary for the Society for the Promotion of Community Standards has once again stumbled into the limelight. See... Predators and their prey [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00101.htm


Oil Industry Remembers Fossil Fuel Is An Exhaustible Commodity

- HOUSTON, Aug. 12 -- The world is drawing down its oil reserves at an unprecedented rate, with supplies likely to be constrained by global production capacity by 2010, “even assuming no growth in demand.” See... Scoop Link: Early Peak In Oil Production Analysis [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00100.htm


Journalism Review Takes On The Wrong Cyberscribe

- Scores of journalists and publications have written about Narco News, pro and con, but all of them had, so far, been accurate and fair in their reports. See... NY Media Elite Shoots - and Misses - Narco News [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00102.htm


UQ Wire: Senator Shelby’s Words Of Wisdom

- How refreshing to hear a powerful Republican Senator who sits on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence reflect my sentiments exactly! See... UQ Wire: "...the full story has yet to be told" [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00099.htm


William Rivers Pitt: Enron Is Not Going Away

- If a tree falls in the forest and the media refuses to report it, did it actually happen? Of course. Ask the tree. See... UQ Wire: They're Still A Bunch of Crooks [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/S00098.htm
[2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=usacoup


How Entrepreneurial Are We

- The Bartercard Global Entrepreneurship Monitor New Zealand 2002 (the 'GEM Report'), released today, discloses the positive link between entrepreneurship and economic growth. See... The Bartercard Gem Report 2002 [1] REACTION: - National - Economic policy putting innovation at risk [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0211/S00111.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00330.htm


Govt Holds A Meeting With Telecom’s Theresa

- “We had a fruitful and informative meeting with the Government,” Telecom Chief Executive Theresa Gattung said last night. See... Telecom Meets With Ministers [1] MORE ON TELECOM: - Government - Government and Telecom to meet next week [2] - National - Telecom charges not just a rural issue [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0211/S00115.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00324.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00328.htm


LV Cup: Quarterfinal Winners And Losers

The Quarter Finals of the Louis Vuitton Cup started as unpredictably as the Round Robins, with Day One postponed due to high winds yesterday and racing today delayed by a lack of breeze. See... Sobering debut to the Quarter Finals for LE DEFI [1] - Alinghi - Quarter-Finals, Alinghi 1 - Prada 0 [2] - Prada - Quote From Francesco De Angelis [3] , Alinghi Prevails Over Luna Rossa [4] - GBR Challenge - GBR Challenge Wins First Race in Quarter Finals [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0211/S00099.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0211/S00098.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0211/S00097.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0211/S00094.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0211/S00096.htm


Daily Katya Rivas

- Jesus, Eternal Priest, Divine Victim, who moved by an impulse of incomparable Love for men, Your brothers, You made Your Heart bring forth the Christian priesthood. Deem worthy to continue pouring over Your ministers the life-giving torrents of Your infinite Love. See... Katya Rivas: Concluding Prayer [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00095.htm


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COUNTDOWN TO WAR

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Countdown To War: Medical Report Estimates Up To 260,000 People Will Die

- A US-led attack on Iraq is likely to result in between 48,000 and 260,000 deaths during the first three months of combat, according to a study by medical and public health experts launched in the Australian Parliament by the Medical Association for Prevention of War. See... Medical Report Forecasts Huge Death Toll [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0211/S00086.htm


Countdown To War: Dominating NATO – The Real Bush Agenda

- European diplomacy has clearly often been the nucleus of destruction. Is it now the only buffer left between peace-comparative and Manifest Destiny – the dream of Fortress USA to express its institutions around the world? The NATO Summit will be a decider. See... Controlling NATO: The Real Agenda At Prague [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00093.htm


Countdown To War: Gulf War Syndrome’s Next Victims

- Briefing on the U.S. Army's Chemical, Biological, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Units. See... Briefing On U.S. Army Chem/Bio Weapons Disposal [1] See also COUNTDOWN TO WAR FEATURE PAGE [2] And... Terror Arrives Downunder - FULL COVERAGE [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00074.htm
[2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=countdowniraq
[3] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=balibomb


http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00314.htm
Mother Earth Finds A Car She Likes

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Coddington Accused Of Being Near Napier

- Act MP Deborah Coddington is living in a strange fantasy world where her attacks on the reputations of leading business people under cover of Parliamentary privilege make her "pro-business", says Associate Minister for Industry and Regional Development Pete Hodgson. See... Coddington in fantasyland [1] . See also…Hodgson's Weak Joke [2] and ACT party declares war on NZ business [3] for the opening jousts in this exchange.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00337.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00326.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00317.htm


Clark Running Scared On Immigration - Peters

- New Zealand First has accused Labour of denying Parliament the opportunity to debate immigration policy and of muddying the water over the issue. See... Clark Fears Immigration Debate - Shuts It Down [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00335.htm


Australia/US Free Trade Talks Spark Hand-Wringing

- ACT leader Richard Prebble said today's announcement that Australia and the USA are about to start talks on a free trade deal that excludes NZ, represents the most significant foreign affairs trade policy failure. It's a black day for New Zealand. See... Black Day for New Zealand [1] MORE: - Government - United States announcement of trade with Australia [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00340.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00336.htm


Grow Up ACT!- Dunne

- United Future New Zealand leader, Peter Dunne, today urged the ACT Party to start acting responsibly when it sought support for its opposition to legislation being considered by Parliament. See... United Future urges ACT to grow up [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00341.htm


Grow Up Everybody! - Kedgley

- Green MP Sue Kedgley is calling for a cross-party working group to end violence and bullying in Parliament, following a children's report condemning the aggressive culture of Parliament. See... Kedgley calls for cross-party no-bullying pact [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00333.htm


Charges Of United Hypocrisy – Peters

- New Zealand First has accused United Future of hypocrisy over petrol tax revenue going into the Consolidated Fund. See... United Future Two-Faced Over Roading Fund [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00339.htm


Is Project Aqua The Thin Edge Of A Wedge?

- Green Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today said a request by Meridian Energy for new powers to compulsorily acquire land for Project Aqua would open the floodgates for private electricity generators to force landowners to sell their properties. See... Compulsory acquisition powers not for private co.s [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00344.htm


Scampi Quota Allocation Delayed

- Minister of Fisheries Pete Hodgson has decided to put forward by one year the intended date for introducing scampi to the fisheries Quota Management System. See... Scampi quota allocation delayed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00343.htm


Roger Sowry Sees Glimmers Of OSH Victory

- National Party pressure over new OSH legislation appears to be taking its toll on the Government. See... OSH law must change - Sowry [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00342.htm


2000th Computer To East Coast Kids

- Thousands of East Coast school students and their families now have more opportunity to lift their computer and info-tech skills as a result of a project that’s delivered 2000 recycled government computers into schools and communities, ministers said today. See... East Coast school students get 2000th computer [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00334.htm


Phew! Saving The World About To Begin

- New Zealand is ready to ratify the Kyoto Protocol following the passage through Parliament last night of the Climate Change Response Bill, says the Convenor of the Ministerial Group on Climate Change, Pete Hodgson. See... NZ poised to ratify Kyoto Protocol [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00327.htm


E-Government Is E-nlivened

- Prime Minister Helen Clark and State Services Minister Trevor Mallard today officially launched - govt.nz - a “one stop shop” government web portal, allowing the public easy and quick access to a vast range of central and local government information. See... Ground-breaking government web portal launched [1] and Portal launch means Govt services a click away [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00325.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00319.htm


Moutoa Capitulation Mocks Law – Brownlee

A letter from Margaret Wilson, Treaty Negotiations Minister, to the head of the Whanganui River Maori Trust Board defies the purpose of the Resource Management Act process, says Gerry Brownlee, National’s Energy Spokesperson. See... Moutoa Garden Protestors Win [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00323.htm


Why Did Roger Have A Headache?

- After two bottles of red wine the Commissioner for Children is not a good role model, ACT Family Spokesman Heather Roy said today. See... McClay On Two Bottles of Red [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00321.htm


He Korowai Oranga - Maori Health Plan Launched

- He Korowai Oranga: Health Minister Annette King and Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia say the Government has made a strong commitment to improving Maori health with the release of a Maori health strategy and action plan. See... Maori Health Strategy Launch [1] and Tariana Turia speech: He Korowai Oranga [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00312.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00313.htm


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