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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
Telecom After-Tax Profit NZ$162 Million For Three Months

NEW ZEALAND LEAD STORY:
International Students Inject $930 million Into Auckland

INTERNATIONAL LEAD STORY:
U.S. Congress Approves USD$87.5 billion For Iraq/Afghanistan Occupation

STORY OF THE WEEK:
NZ Activist Gagged From Emailing U.S. Embassy

COLUMNS:
Hard News & Much More Is There!
St Molesworth's Top 10
Satire: Bush Administration To Undermine Impact Of Irony Worldwide
Guitar Legend Carlos Santana Tells US President How It Is
White House's Hand Signal Deception Code Revealed
William Rivers Pitt: Assassination
Katherine Yurica: U.S. National Strike Call
Ray McGovern: Civilian Whiz Kids vs. Military Professionals

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Foodstuffs Goes GE Free
Inquiry To Be Held Into Wellington Patient Deaths
Whales And Dolphins Are Not Being Saved!
Peters Announces He Will Keep Us All Waiting
John Key Tells Cullen Not To Meddle With Kiwi
Nandor Says Don't Get A Haircut!
United Victors In Transport Verbal Melee
NZ Helping Brits Neo-Liberalise The Commonwealth
Organic Certification Standards Launched
Locke Sees Peaceful Future For Sri-Lanka
Pansy Wong Excited About External Relationships
Mark Burton Talks About Women And Film In London
Lockwood Smith Begins New Job With A Solomons Bumble
PM's Iraq Confession Shocks Power

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
Telecom After-Tax Profit NZ$162 Million For Three Months

- Telecom today reported a net profit after tax of NZ$162 million for the three months to 30 September 2003 – 11% higher than the NZ$146 million the company reported for the same period in 2002.


NEW ZEALAND LEAD STORY:

International Students Inject $930 million Into Auckland

- The impact of foreign students on Auckland’s economy has been measured for the first time in a report commissioned by Auckland City. See… International students worth $930m to Auckland [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0311/S00020.htm


INTERNATIONAL LEAD STORY:
U.S. Congress Approves USD$87.5 billion For Iraq/Afghanistan Occupation

- President Bush welcomed final congressional approval of legislation to provide $87.5 billion to support security operations and rebuilding efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and said he would sign the bill. See... Bush Welcomes $87.5 billion Funds for Iraq, Afghanistan [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00028.htm


STORY OF THE WEEK:

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]


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


COLUMNS:
Hard News & Much More Is There!

- It can now be told: Jeremy "Newsboy" Wells, Damian Christie and I will be presenting an alternative commentary on 95bFM for the All Blacks' World Cup quarter-final against South Africa on Saturday. The programme will commence at 8.00pm with build-up discussion and music, and the kick-off is, of course, at 8.30pm. See… Hard News 05/11/03 - Game on! [1] . See also... Public Address 05/11/03 - Winning And Losing [2] and Public Address 04/11/03 - Don And Downes [3]


[1] - http://publicaddress.net/default,804.sm#post804
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00037.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00033.htm


St Molesworth's Top 10

- For the top 10 signs you're enrolled in a dodgy computer course See... Top 10 Signs You're Enrolled In A Dodgy IT Course [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00036.htm


Satire: Bush Administration To Undermine Impact Of Irony Worldwide

- Writers of political satire are scornfully mocking a cynical attempt by the Bush administration to co-opt irony and satire for its evil ends. See... White House Sued For Stealing Humorists' Material [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00030.htm


Guitar Legend Carlos Santana Tells US President How It Is

- BANGKOK, Thailand -- After denouncing the U.S.-led war in Iraq, rock legend Carlos Santana told more than 10,000 cheering fans at a sensational concert on Monday (Nov. 3) that President George W. Bush must change his "evil ways". See... Carlos Santana Calls On Bush To End His Evil Ways [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00035.htm


White House's Hand Signal Deception Code Revealed

- The problem: A president and senior officials who cannot control their need to deceive the public. The solution: A system of hand signals that alerts the public to the nature of the impending deception. See... Dennis Hans: My Name Is Rummy and I Have a Problem [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00034.htm


William Rivers Pitt: Assassination

- Benjamin Disraeli, in a speech before the British Parliament, once said, "Assassination has never changed the history of the world." See... UQ Wire: Assassin's History [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00032.htm


Katherine Yurica: U.S. National Strike Call

- The preliminary steps for a National General Strike were made by one of radio’s most distinguished broadcasters. See... Call for First National General Strike In U.S. [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00031.htm


Ray McGovern: Civilian Whiz Kids vs. Military Professionals

- The killing of 18 U.S. troops and the wounding of 21 others in Iraq on Nov. 2 brings to mind the successful attack by Viet Cong guerrillas on U.S. forces in Pleiku, Vietnam on February 7, 1965. See... Ray McGovern: Helicopter Down [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00029.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Foodstuffs Goes GE Free

- Consumers will be delighted at today's news that New Zealand's largest supermarket chain, Foodstuffs, is making all of its house-brand products GE-free, Green Party Safe Food spokesperson Sue Kedgley said today. See... Supermarket takes GE off the shopping list [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00079.htm


Inquiry To Be Held Into Wellington Patient Deaths

- United Future leader Peter Dunne today won a Government pledge to probe the recent deaths of patients on waiting lists at Wellington Hospital at a time when the private Wakefield Hospital had spare capacity. See... Dunne wins Govt pledge to probe hospital deaths [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00078.htm


Whales And Dolphins Are Not Being Saved!

- The Department of the Conservation and the fishing industry are to tackle a mounting threat to some of New Zealand's whale, dolphin and seal species, Conservation Minister Chris Carter announced today. See... NZ's marine mammals worse off than realised [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00077.htm


Peters Announces He Will Keep Us All Waiting

- Rt Hon Winston Peters will announce a major policy direction at noon on Wednesday 12th November 2003 at the Loaves and Fishes behind St Paul’s Cathedral, Molesworth Street, Wellington. See... Peters To Announce Major Policy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00076.htm


John Key Tells Cullen Not To Meddle With Kiwi

-National's Deputy Finance spokesman, John Key, is calling on Finance Minister, Dr Michael Cullen, to resist temptation to intervene in the exchange rate market. See... Cullen's No Currency Speculator [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00075.htm


Nandor Says Don't Get A Haircut!

Green MP Nandor Tanczos has slammed the Department of Corrections for standing down a prison officer over the way he wears his hair. See... Cut it out, officer! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00074.htm


United Victors In Transport Verbal Melee

- The replacing of the words "cost effective" with "efficient and effective" in the Land Transport Management Bill in Parliament yesterday is a small step towards a better roading network, United Future's transport spokesman Larry Baldock said. See... Baldock: A win in fight for roading 'efficiency' [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00073.htm

NZ Helping Brits Neo-Liberalise The Commonwealth

- A letter made public by the Green Party today indicates that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has been colluding with the British Government to get rid of "unsympathetic" trade officials within the Commonwealth Secretariat. See... Letter reveals MFAT hit-list [1] and


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00071.htm


Organic Certification Standards Launched

- The Green Party is hailing a victory for New Zealand's organic produce industry, with the launch today of national standards for organic certification. See... Greens set the standard for organic industry [1] and Jim Sutton Speech at launch of organic standard [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00069.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00057.htm


Locke Sees Peaceful Future For Sri-Lanka

- Green MP Keith Locke, who has just returned from a fact-finding mission to Sri Lanka, is confident that the peace process will survive in-fighting between the country's President and Prime Minister. See... Locke confident of Sri Lanka peace deal [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00068.htm


Pansy Wong Excited About External Relationships

- National's first spokesperson for Asian Relationships Pansy Wong says she is keen to promote the growing importance of New Zealand's external relations with Asia. See... Wong excited about growing 'Asian Relationships' [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00062.htm


Mark Burton Talks About Women And Film In London

- Minister of Tourism Mark Burton says that the value film has added to New Zealand’s tourism sector is “difficult to overstate.” See... Film’s value to NZ tourism highlighted in London [1] and Mark Burton Speech: Women in Film [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00060.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00059.htm


Lockwood Smith Begins New Job With A Solomons Bumble

- Foreign Minister Phil Goff today said Opposition spokesman Lockwood Smith had made a bumbling start to his new portfolio by criticising New Zealand's military deployment to Solomon Islands. See... Lockwood Smith short on memory, facts, says Goff [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00055.htm


PM's Iraq Confession Shocks Power

- National Party Defence spokesman Simon Power says he is staggered by the Prime Minister's admission that she knew Kiwi casualties were likely in Iraq, but still deployed them with light arms and in civilian vehicles. See... National startled by PM's Iraqi confession [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00052.htm

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