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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Bill Introduced To Remove The Privy Council
Fiji - Treason Trial Suppression Bid Fails
War Crime Warning Given To Israeli Government
Air New Zealand Discusses Economics Of Air Travel
Proud To Be Called A New Zealand Geek
Bush Sacks His Entire Economic Team - Do Not Be Alarmed!
UN Security Council Plans Not To Read Iraq’s Declaration!
Israel Shoots Two More UN Workers
LV Cup: Alinghi Breaks A Mast As Semi's Commence
LV Cup: Dennis’s Bid To Remain In The Cup Race
Countdown To War: Profiting From The Suffering Of Others
Countdown To War: UK Court Challenge To Iraq Invasion
Countdown To War: Through a Glass Lightly
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Richard Has Been Writing
Memorial Tomb Design Sought
Enshrining The Symphonic Arts
TVNZ’s Million Dollar Costing Fisheries Allegations
Reducing The Invisible Road Toll
Concern Over Talebanisation Of The Treaty
What Are Our Kids Learning Off The Box?
Reserve Banker Off To The IMF
Goff’s Visiting Gift To Afghani Kids
Child Poverty Campaign Heads For The Courts
Greens Support RRC’s Taleban Comparisons

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Bill Introduced To Remove The Privy Council

- A Supreme Court of New Zealand Bill has been introduced to the House in line with the key policy decisions announced by the government in April, Attorney-General Margaret Wilson said today. See... Supreme Court Bill introduced to House [1] REACTION: - NZ First - New Court A Constitutional Outrage Says NZ First [2] - NZ First - Supreme Court Will Hurt NZ Trade [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00193.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00195.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00201.htm


Fiji - Treason Trial Suppression Bid Fails

- Fiji High Court Judge Justice Anthony Gates yesterday disallowed an application by the Director of Public Prosecutions to bar the media from covering a misprision of treason trial of Fijian nationalist politician Viliame Savu, the Daily Post reports. See... Judge Rejects Prosecution Bid To Ban Media [1] and FIJI: Treason Trial Behind Closed Doors [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0212/S00063.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0212/S00061.htm


War Crime Warning Given To Israeli Government

- Uri Avnery, on behalf of the Gush Shalom movement, sent a sharp warning to the Attorney General, concerning the destruction of dozens of homes in Hebron. See... Letter Attorney Gen: Prevent War Crime In Hebron [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0212/S00060.htm


Air New Zealand Discusses Economics Of Air Travel

- Air New Zealand must maintain a viable position in the New Zealand domestic market if it is to survive. See... Domestic Routes Key to Air New Zealand Survival [1] MORE: - Importers - Once Were Lecturers [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0212/S00064.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0212/S00060.htm


Proud To Be Called A New Zealand Geek

- InternetNZ, through the Office of the Domain Name Commissioner, is calling for public discussion regarding the request for a new second level domain name of '.geek.nz'. Discussion is open for a period of 60-90 days from 5 December 2002. See... InternetNZ Consults on Final SLD - '.geek.nz' [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0212/S00014.htm


Bush Sacks His Entire Economic Team - Do Not Be Alarmed!

- Q So is it a coincidence that they resigned on the exact same day? MR. FLEISCHER: Terry, I think it's abundantly clear to everybody who has covered White Houses that you know that people in government service do not stay in government service for their entire portion of Presidential terms. See... Briefing by Ari Fleischer - Economic Resignations [1] , Paul O'Neill's and Larry Lindsey's Resignation [2] and Statement On Resignation Of Paul O'Neill [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0212/S00046.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0212/S00045.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0212/S00057.htm


UN Security Council Plans Not To Read Iraq’s Declaration!

- The Security Council today requested that United Nations experts review Iraq's weapons Declaration - due this weekend - before transmitting it to the 15-member body in order to allay concerns that the document itself could potentially foster arms proliferation. UN experts to review Iraqi Decl. before sharing it [1] and Iraqi weapons declaration, due this weekend [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0212/S00055.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0212/S00056.htm


Israel Shoots Two More UN Workers

- Reacting to Israel’s deadly raid in Gaza today which left ten people dead, including two United Nations aid workers, Secretary-General Kofi Annan urged that country’s Government to restrain its military and act in accord with international law. See... Annan urges Israel Government to restrain military [1] and 2 UN workers among 10 killed in Israeli raid [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0212/S00054.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0212/S00053.htm


LV Cup: Alinghi Breaks A Mast As Semi's Commence

- Team Alinghi were testing on the Hauraki Gulf when SUI-64 lost the top of its rig. At the Alinghi base in the Viaduct basin, a replacement mast waits patiently for the boat to return to the dock. See... SUI-64 Dismasts During Testing [1] MORE SEMI FINALS NEWS: - Prada - Luna Rossa ITA 74 Will Race One World USA 67 [2] - Alinghi - Alinghi - Semi-Final Preview With Russell Coutts [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0212/S00058.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0212/S00038.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0212/S00034.htm


LV Cup: Dennis’s Bid To Remain In The Cup Race

- The America’s Cup Arbitration Panel adjourned tonight after two days of hearings into an application for disqualification of the Seattle Yacht Club’s OneWorld Challenge for improper possession and use of other syndicates’ design information. See... America’s Cup Arbitration Panel Adjourns [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0212/S00039.htm


Countdown To War: Profiting From The Suffering Of Others

- The figure had been bouncing around think tanks and Capitol Hill for months, and on December 1 made the front page of the Washington Post: Bush's invasion and occupation of Iraq will cost the American taxpayer between $100 and $200 billion. See... Rule Of The Pirates: The $200 Billion Payday [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00048.htm


Countdown To War: UK Court Challenge To Iraq Invasion

- CND will on 9 December challenge the legality of the UK Government s decision to go to war against Iraq. The case, in the High Court, as judicial review will proceed against Tony Blair, Jack Straw and Geoff Hoon. See... CND’s Historic Case Against Blair Starts Monday [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0212/S00059.htm


Countdown To War: Through a Glass Lightly

- Rather than dwell on an awful picture, and what it presages for the future -- the glass half-empty scenario -- let's search for any hopeful signs that point to a way out of our current morass. See... Bernard Weiner: Ten Cracks in the Bush Facade [1] See also COUNTDOWN TO WAR FEATURE PAGE [2] And... Terror Arrives Downunder - FULL COVERAGE [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00041.htm
[2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=countdowniraq
[3] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=balibomb


Daily Katya Rivas

- Little Catalina, I want you to know that during this time of great tribulation, crime, war and fighting, I want My children to don My armor and the seal of the Cross. Therefore, place your hearts in the hands of My Father, beware of Satan who always wants to destroy all eternal joy and peace. See... Katya Rivas: Come Close To Me [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00049.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Richard Has Been Writing

- Helen Clark is flying off this week to New York to promote the Discovery Channel documentary on NZ! Miss Clark has managed to get an interview with Kofi Annan. See... Richard Prebble’s Letter from Wellington [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00202.htm


Memorial Tomb Design Sought

- Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today that the government plans to unveil a Tomb of the Unknown Warrior on Armistice Day 2003, and is calling for expressions of interest for the Tomb’s design. See... Designs sought for Tomb of the Unknown Warrior [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00200.htm


Enshrining The Symphonic Arts

- Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Helen Clark today announced that the government is introducing legislation to enshrine the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra’s role as one of New Zealand’s cultural icons. See... NZSO Bill enshrines orchestra’s cultural role [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00199.htm


TVNZ’s Million Dollar Costing Fisheries Allegations

- ACT Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide said today he's angry that state broadcaster TVNZ got its facts wrong yet again, this time when alleging corruption at the Ministry of Fisheries. See... TVNZ Makes Million Dollar Mistake [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00198.htm


Reducing The Invisible Road Toll

- The next step towards combating our “invisible” road toll starts today with the release of a second draft of the Vehicle Exhaust Emissions Rule by the Associate Minister of Transport, Judith Tizard. See... Work continues on reducing vehicle emissions [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00197.htm


Concern Over Talebanisation Of The Treaty

- “Labour’s Treaty Mullahs are breaking down New Zealand’s most important asset - the trust we have in one another,” Opposition leader Bill English said today. See... Labour’s Treaty Mullahs Creating Mistrust [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00196.htm


What Are Our Kids Learning Off The Box?

- Broadcasting Minister Steve Maharey and Green MP Sue Kedgley today met with the working group appointed to oversee new research into violence on television. See... Television violence research project confirmed [1] and Greens seek to reduce TV violence [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00192.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00188.htm


Reserve Banker Off To The IMF

- Michael Reddell has been appointed an Alternate Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund, Finance Minister Michael Cullen announced today. See... IMF appointment [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00191.htm


Goff’s Visiting Gift To Afghani Kids

- New Zealand will provide $500,000 for UNICEF’s education programme in Afghanistan, Foreign Minister Phil Goff announced today from Kabul. See... NZ gives further $0.5m in Afghanistan aid [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00189.htm


Child Poverty Campaign Heads For The Courts

- The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has filed a complaint with the Human Rights Commission citing the Child Tax Credit as a discriminatory and damaging piece of legislation affecting hundreds of thousands of New Zealand children. See… Test Child Poverty Case For HR Commission [1] and Green Party reaction… Child poverty test case [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0212/S00054.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00184.htm


Greens Support RRC’s Taleban Comparisons

- This is an open letter from the Green Party MPs to the Race Relations Commissioner offering the Party's support for the issues raised in his recent speech. Please feel free to either publish in full or quote from. See... Greens in support of Race Relations Commissioner [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00181.htm


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