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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY:
ACT MP Charged With Fraud
NZ Activist Gagged From Emailing U.S. Embassy
NZ NEWS HEADLINES:
Bush: U.S. Will Stay In Iraq And Will Win
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Meditations: The Inhumanity Of Man
John Roughan: ANZAC Mission To Solomons "Outstanding"
Ivan Eland: Time To Leave Iraq
Muqtedar Khan: When Imperial Ambition Becomes A Problem
US Peace Movement Mobilising Against War Again
Chuckman Cartoon: The New Blues Brothers
Scoop Links: The Un-Intelligence Community
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Greenpeace Cites Stupidity In Onion GE Trial
Something Better To Celebrate On Guy Fawkes Day
CYF Boss Resigns, Opposition Smells A Scapegoat
ACT's The Letter: Politics Gets Exciting
Goon Squad Inquiry Ordered And Welcomed
Multi Million Dollar ICT Strategy Unveiled
Kiwi Kids Living At 'P' Labs Need Saving
NZ Troops In Iraq In Serious Danger
NZ Tourism To Showoff In Chelsea
Dinosaur Don Could Make A Comeback With Winston Warns Jim
More Money For Plunket
National Seeks Funding For Waitangi Tribunal
Big Business Responds To Kyoto Law Changes

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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 - Tuesday, 4 November [1] . Come back this evening for the uncorrected transcript of the answers.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00047.htm


LEAD STORY:

ACT MP Charged With Fraud

- The long running saga of ACT MP Donna Awatere Huata and her involvement in the misuse of Government funds provided to an educational trust called the Pipi Foundation came to a head this morning with the laying of criminal charges against the MP. See... ACT MP Donna Huata Faces 12 Fraud Charges [1] MORE: - ACT - Donna Awatere Huata Must Resign [2] - Serious Fraud Office - Donna Awatere Huata [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00025.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00049.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00025.htm


NZ Activist Gagged From Emailing U.S. Embassy

- Bruce Hubbard has been remanded on bail for allegedly offending the United States Embassy. Hubbard appeared in the North Shore District Court today charged with misusing a telephone, allegedly causing offence to the U.S. Embassy. He is due to reappear on December 10. See... Hubbard Remanded On Bail For U.S. Embassy Offence [1] ALSO: Arresting The Peace While The Terrorist Run Free [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00015.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00020.htm


NZ NEWS HEADLINES:

  • Number Of Births Up By 1200, to 55,860 For Year [1]
  • Census Test Day 18 November [2]
  • Grey Power Welcomes National's Super Policy [3]
  • Nielsen Goes Inside the Mind of the Kiwi Teen [4]
  • A NZ Dance Graduation Season unlike any other [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0311/S00018.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0311/S00020.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00018.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0311/S00016.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0311/S00020.htm


    Bush: U.S. Will Stay In Iraq And Will Win

    - The United States will complete our work in Iraq. Leaving Iraq prematurely would only embolden the terrorists and increase the danger to America. We are determined to stay, to fight and to win. See... Bush Resolute: USA Will Remain In Iraq [1] MORE:U.S. Forces Suffer Losses in Iraq, Afghanistan [2] - Secretary Rumsfeld Interview on ABC This Week [3] and Rumsfeld Fox News Transcript Plus Stakeout Comment [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00017.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00013.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00012.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00014.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • UN Radio: All UN Staff Out Of Baghdad: Annan [1]
  • EFF Stanford Law Clinic Sue Diebold E-Voting Company [2]
  • UN anti-drug office probes corruption claims [3]
  • UNICEF: 750,000 Liberian children into school [4]
  • Guatemala: EMP's end should mean genuine reform [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00023.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00025.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00021.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00020.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00019.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0311/S00018.htm
    IMAGE: FireDance - November 12-16 Aotea Center

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Meditations: The Inhumanity Of Man

    - In this column, the second of two parts, I want to examine the question: how did the universe made such a mistake as man? Second, has evolution provided us a way out of this mess, for which it is partly responsible? See... Martin LeFevre: Exapted for Awakening? (Pt. 2) [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00023.htm


    John Roughan: ANZAC Mission To Solomons "Outstanding"

    - RAMSI's (Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands) first 100 days in Solomons has been nothing less than outstanding! Within a few short months, the 2,000+ strong intervention force of Australian/New Zealand military personnel and police members from Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Island nations--Tonga, Fiji, PNG, Samoa and Vanuatu--have substantially reversed the country's slide to rooted lawlessness. See... John Roughan: Ramsi's 100 Days [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00022.htm


    Ivan Eland: Time To Leave Iraq

    - The brazen missile attack on the Rashid hotel in Baghdad and a recent spate of suicide bombings illustrate that anti-American violence is increasing in frequency, sophistication and deadliness. See... Ivan Eland: Cut Losses - Leave Iraq [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00021.htm


    Muqtedar Khan: When Imperial Ambition Becomes A Problem

    - American foreign policy and its global concerns have been central to the emergence of the world’s present multilateral order. However, American foreign policy has now become of concern to the global order. See... Lessons From The Imperial Adventure In Iraq [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00020.htm


    US Peace Movement Mobilising Against War Again

    - Protesters Once Again Fill the Streets to Oppose Bush Iraq War and Occupation - Interview with Leslie Cagan, national coordinator of United for Peace and Justice, conducted by Scott Harris See... Groups Gearing Up For Massive Antiwar Protests [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00019.htm


    Chuckman Cartoon: The New Blues Brothers

    - Two cartoons from John Chuckman… See... Chuckman Cartoons: They're On A Mission From God! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00018.htm


    Scoop Links: The Un-Intelligence Community

    - Two recent links to articles in the mainstream media shedding light on the recesses of the usually opaque US and Israeli intelligence communities and their actions and omissions. See... Scoop Links: CIA Perjury & Israeli 911 Spy Rings [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00017.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - I have suffered a lot, My children, on seeing that the infernal foam, with God’s permission, would have initiated the great fight against my Divine filiation. See... Katya Rivas: Work for Jesus… Together with Me [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00016.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0311/S00017.htm
    IMAGES: Royal NZ Ballet Presents Peter Pan

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Greenpeace Cites Stupidity In Onion GE Trial

    - ''These GE onions are a stupid idea (1), shoddily proposed (2) for an experiment that won’t even answer any important questions, it is both pointless and risky and ERMA will do themselves the final dishonour if they approve it,'' said Greenpeace GE Campaigner Steve Abel today.. See... GE onions: stupidity and shoddiness pointless risk [1] MORE: - GE Free NZ - ERMA faces 'defining' Cultural Test [2] - Fed. Farmers - Benefits Seen in GM Onion Trial [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00019.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0311/S00007.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0311/S00009.htm


    Something Better To Celebrate On Guy Fawkes Day

    - On November 5th, 1881, the pa at Parihaka was invaded by a rogue government*. This day saw the arrest of their two leaders, Te Whiti O Rongamai and Tohu Kakahi, two of the most determinedly peace-loving leaders of all time. From 1869, under the guidance of Te Whiti and Tohu, the people of Parihaka had actually practised practised peaceful protest and resistance to injustice here in NZ by beating their "swords into ploughshares". See... Move To Make Nov 5th Parihaka Day [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00021.htm


    CYF Boss Resigns, Opposition Smells A Scapegoat

    - Child, Youth and Family Minister Ruth Dyson today thanked CYF chief executive Jackie Pivac for her work leading the Department of Child, Youth and Family Services since 1999. See... CYF chief executive resigns [1] MORE: - CYFS - CYFS CEO Resigns After 31 Years In Public Service [2] - SSC - Resignation Of Chief Executive Of CYFS [3] - NZ First – Buck Stops With The Government [4] - Tariana Turia - Turia expresses regret at Pivac CYF resignation [5] - ACT - Maharey Should Resign, Not Pivac [6] and Stop Risking Lives And Take Action [7] - National - CYF crisis deepens after resignation [8]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00032.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00017.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00016.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00044.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00043.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00042.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00039.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00040.htm


    ACT's The Letter: Politics Gets Exciting

    - Politics has suddenly got exciting. While Labour claims to be pleased with Don Brash’s election, in fact Labour hoped that Bill English would remain leader. In retrospect, what is hard to understand is how 12 National MPs thought Bill could carry on. See... ACT's The Letter - Monday 3 November 2003 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00031.htm


    Goon Squad Inquiry Ordered And Welcomed

    - The Corrections Minister Paul Swain has asked the State Services Commissioner to undertake an inquiry into the Department of Corrections' handling of the Emergency Response Unit in Canterbury. See... SSC to undertake inquiry into handling of ERU [1] MORE: - National - Swain still shielding the Goon bosses [2] - NZ First - ERU (Goon Squad) Investigation – About Time [3] - United Future - Alexander delighted 'goon squad' probe on way [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00050.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00038.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00035.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00034.htm


    Multi Million Dollar ICT Strategy Unveiled

    - Multi-million dollar government initiatives have been unveiled by the Information Technology and Communications Minister Paul Swain, in response to the report of the ICT Taskforce. See... Government responds to ICT Taskforce [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00051.htm


    Kiwi Kids Living At 'P' Labs Need Saving

    - The National Party Family spokeswoman is urging the Government to take a hard look at toughening up the laws surrounding child endangerment after two youngsters were found in a Hamilton 'P' lab. See... Children must be protected from 'P' plague [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00048.htm


    NZ Troops In Iraq In Serious Danger

    - ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley today accused the Labour Government of deliberately misleading the public by grossly understating the risks that our troops would face in Iraq. See... Are Our Troops Safe Or Not? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00046.htm


    NZ Tourism To Showoff In Chelsea

    - New Zealand will be on show at London’s prestigious Chelsea Flower Show for the first time next year. See... Tourism garden an excellent opportunity for NZ [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00045.htm


    Dinosaur Don Could Make A Comeback With Winston Warns Jim

    - The threat that NZ First and United Future could back a Don Brash-led National-Act government means New Zealand could risk returning to the failed policies of the past, Progressive Leader Jim Anderton says. See... NZ First and United could support Dinosaur Don [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00037.htm


    More Money For Plunket

    - Health Minister Annette King says more children and their families from high-needs groups will benefit from the Royal New Zealand Plunket Society's care. See... New Plunket contract provides increased funding [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00036.htm


    National Seeks Funding For Waitangi Tribunal

    - The ructions within the Waitangi Tribunal show just how important it is for New Zealand to move on and solve historic Treaty settlements, says National Party Constitutional and Treaty of Waitangi Issues spokesman Dr Wayne Mapp. See... More resources needed for Waitangi Tribunal [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00033.htm


    Big Business Responds To Kyoto Law Changes

    - This submission on the Resource Management (Energy and Climate Change) Amendment Bill (the Bill) is made by the New Zealand Business Roundtable (NZBR), an organisation comprising primarily chief executives of major New Zealand business firms. See... NZBR Submission On Energy & Climate Change Bill [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00023.htm

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