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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Steven Wallace’s Final Sixty Four Seconds
Halt Taniwha! You Shall Not Pass
Howard’s End: Let’s Have A Proper ACC Inquiry
Naked In Nuhaka: Is Anything Now Possible
UQ Wire: In Defence Of Gore Vidal
Henry Kissinger To Inquire Into [Cover-up] September 11th
Cervical Cancer Breakthrough
Manufacturing Criminals In The Court And On The Road
Homeland Insecurity: What's Really In The Vaccines?
Land Of The Captured, Home Of The Frightened
You Too Can Elect A Ruler Of The Universe
New E-Government Portal Announces Traffic Levels One Third Of Scoops
Eco-Economy: It Was All Known In Advance

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Letters From Our Leaders
Any Takers For A Multi-Million $$$ Treasure Hunt?
Is The Painted-Apple Moth Out Of Control Yet?
Benefits Of Solidarity Questioned
Funding For Smart Kids Too Slow
Taregtting STDs In The Clink
Greens Want Antibiotic Free Chicken & Pork
These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees
Businesses Blue Blood Criticise Cull Fund
Mike & Jim Take Economic Messages To Auckland
Arsenic Poisoning In The Playground
NCEA Mix-up Predictable
Aussie Deputy PM Urged To Speak English On Qantas
Slowdown On Fast Internet Rollout

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Steven Wallace’s Final Sixty Four Seconds

- At the conclusion of yesterday’s evidence in the trial of Senior Constable Keith Abbott for the murder of Steven Wallace the difficulty of the jury’s task was shown in sharp relief through the eyes and ears of almost-eye-witness Todd Wilson. See... Abbott Murder Trial: Sixty Four Seconds [1] and Abbott Murder Trial: Constable Abbott Takes The Stand [2] EARLIER: - Day Six - Warning Shot, The Worst Thing [3] - Day Five - How Many Shots Were Fired? [4] - Day Four [5] - Day Three [6] - Day Two [7] - Day One [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00187.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00178.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00172.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00160.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00145.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00136.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00126.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00119.htm


Halt Taniwha! You Shall Not Pass

- It’s gone too far. And no one knows better than you - the people of Welcome Bay. It has gone too far when people minding their own business in Welcome Bay have their land shut up by bad law, woolly thinking and opportunism. See... Bill English Speech: The Line In The Sand [1] . See also... English Asleep at the Wahi-Tapu Wheel [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00662.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0211/S00223.htm


Howard’s End: Let’s Have A Proper ACC Inquiry

- Public disquiet and media interest over problems in ACC has caused National's spokesperson, Dr Paul Hutchison, to join NZ First Peter Brown in calling for a public inquiry into ACC's practices. If the politicians are genuine then we should not see an inquiry focusing only on the behaviour of individuals but, rather, it will look at the start of today's ACC problems which date back to around 1991. Maree Howard writes. See... Howard’s End: ACC Examination Back To 1991 Needed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00189.htm


Naked In Nuhaka: Is Anything Now Possible

- I got to work today, and my boss informed me that a 65-foot whale was stranded at Opoutama. I sat at work fretfully on a scorching hot day and managed to eventually get the chance to leave at 3.00 p.m. See... Naked in Nuhaka: Tipping Point [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00188.htm


UQ Wire: In Defence Of Gore Vidal

- The following is a critical analysis of Ron Rosenbaum's critique of Gore Vidal's 9/11 piece. Rosenbaum's lengthy column ran on page 1 in the 11/11/2002 edition of The New York Observer. See... UQ: Rosenbaum’s Penile Prose Vs Vidal’s Triumph [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00186.htm


Henry Kissinger To Inquire Into [Cover-up] September 11th

- U.S. lord and emperor George W. Bush has just tied together the entire ball of 9/11 lies and related wax, stuck a wick in it, and handed us the match. He has done so by appointing Henry Kissinger chairman of the long-awaited “independent” commission to investigate the Sept. 11 attacks. See... UQ Wire: The Kissinger Bombshell [1] and UQ Wire: Kissinger Commission? Huh? [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00180.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00185.htm


Cervical Cancer Breakthrough

- A cervical cancer vaccine with a 100 percent success rate in clinical trials may be widely available in little more than five years. See... SOL: Cervical Cancer Vaccine Nears Release Date [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00184.htm


Manufacturing Criminals In The Court And On The Road

- A group of young men in a car are apprehended by a police officer at Te Kauwhata, near Huntley. Brandishing a screwdriver the driver smashes the patrol car’s windscreen. The eagle helicopter lands and rescues the officer. See... Guest Opinion: A Tangled Web Of Transportation Law [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00183.htm


Homeland Insecurity: What's Really In The Vaccines?

- Hitler claimed to have gotten his inspiration for the "final solution" from the extermination of Native Americans in the U.S. For that matter the first example of germ warfare in the U.S. was in 1763 when some of the European colonists gave friendly Indians a number of blankets that had been infected with smallpox, causing many deaths. See... John Kaminski: When Medicines Are Meant To Kill [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00182.htm


Land Of The Captured, Home Of The Frightened

- We've said it before, and we'll keep on saying it: A country whose leader has the power to imprison any citizen, on his order alone, and hold them indefinitely, in military custody, without access to the courts, without a lawyer, without any charges, their fate determined solely by the leader's arbitrary whim -- that country is a tyranny, not a democracy, not a republic, not a union of free citizens... See... Chris Floyd: Slouching Toward Tyranny [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00181.htm


You Too Can Elect A Ruler Of The Universe

- Auckland STV advocates will be staging a mock election for the “Ruler of the Universe” to demonstrate just how simple the Single Transferable Voting system is: See... STV Mock Election for Ruler of the Universe [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0211/S00227.htm


New E-Government Portal Announces Traffic Levels One Third Of Scoops

- In its first two weeks of operation the new government web portal - www.govt.nz http://www.govt.nz > - has proved a popular Internet destination for national and international visitors. See... Portal Proves Popular [1] (For reference Scoop receives 10-15,000 visitors a day.)


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0211/S00218.htm


Eco-Economy: It Was All Known In Advance

- Although their objectives are to provide support to the capitalist economy, financial advisers, business consultants, etc. continually stumble over the undesired truth of what the future holds for their clients. See... Arresting The U.S. Economy’s Suicidal Trajectory [1] MORE ECO-ECONOMY: It's The Economy Stupid! - Marshall Auerback - Eco-Economy: Helicopter Money [2] - BNZ - Household Debt Levels Take Off [3] - Hans Schicht - The Long Bond Mystery [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00174.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00163.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0211/S00221.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00142.htm



http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00180.htm
War Criminal To Investigate War Crimes

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Letters From Our Leaders

Bill English and Helen Clark’s newsletters are out see... Beehive Bulletin For Week Ending Friday 29 Nov [1] and The Right Talk - Political Correctness Too Far [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00672.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00682.htm


Any Takers For A Multi-Million $$$ Treasure Hunt?

- The Government is inviting applications for new petroleum exploration permits for five blocks covering 30,000 square kilometres of the onshore and offshore Canterbury Basin. See... Exploration blocks on offer in Canterbury Basin [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00680.htm


Is The Painted-Apple Moth Out Of Control Yet?

- New Zealand First MP Brent Catchpole has questioned the effectiveness of the eradication programme against the painted apple moth in Auckland because the pest is spreading outside the areas of spraying. See... Spray Programme Not Working [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00679.htm


Benefits Of Solidarity Questioned

- ACT Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide today revealed that Helen Clark's government has supplied further taxpayer subsidies to employees signing up with government-friendly unions. See... More Taxpayer-Supplied Perks for Joining Union [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00678.htm


Funding For Smart Kids Too Slow

- New Zealand First is asking why the Government has taken so long to come up with some education funding for gifted and talented children. See... What Took Government So Long To Fund Gifted Ed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00677.htm


Taregtting STDs In The Clink

- Government efforts to curb communicable diseases are to include targetting prison inmates. See... Community Health Efforts To Include Prison Inmates [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00676.htm


Greens Want Antibiotic Free Chicken & Pork

- Green MP Sue Kedgley is calling for a ban on the routine feeding of antibiotics to healthy animals, and immediate testing of food produce from animals that have been fed antibiotics. See... Feeding antibiotics to healthy animals must stop [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00675.htm


These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees

- There were nine committee meetings, eight of which were in the parliamentary complex. One meeting is in progress today in Christchurch. See... select committee business [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00673.htm


Businesses Blue Blood Criticise Cull Fund

- ACT Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide today said that the prestigious Harvard Business Review was quite right in slamming the Cullen Super Fund for its sloppy accountability. See... Harvard Business Review Slams Cullen Super Fund [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00681.htm


Mike & Jim Take Economic Messages To Auckland

- To preface our discussion today, I would like to make some comments on the economic outlook for 2003 and the priority areas in the Government’s long-term economic growth strategy. See... Cullen Address to Business 2003 – NZ Herald Lunch [1] and Anderton Speech: Manukau Business and Enterprise [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00671.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00669.htm


Arsenic Poisoning In The Playground

- Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today she and other environmentalists had been warning for at least 20 years that sites contaminated by CCA timber treatment were ticking time bombs. See... CCA-contaminated sites ticking time-bombs [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00670.htm


NCEA Mix-up Predictable

- As predicted, failure to implement NCEA smoothly has resulted in children sitting the wrong exam paper, ACT New Zealand Education Spokesman Donna Awatere Huata said today. See... Kids Sit the Wrong NCEA Exam [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00668.htm


Aussie Deputy PM Urged To Speak English On Qantas

- United Future New Zealand leader, Peter Dunne, today called on the Australian Deputy PM, John Anderson, and the management of Qantas to clarify what their real views are concerning the proposed Qantas takeover of Air New Zealand. See... Dunne demands plain speaking from Oz deputy PM [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00666.htm


Slowdown On Fast Internet Rollout

Unexpectedly high interest has resulted in the Government extending the tender date for Project Probe, a country-wide initiative that will ensure all schools and communities, in rural areas and urban areas, have access to high speed internet services. See... Govt extends timing on broadband rollout [1] and Tender date for Project Probe extended [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00665.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00664.htm

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