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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
Child Health Report Reveals Significant Unhealthy Trends
GE Onion Field Trial Flawed: GE Free
NZ NEWS HEADLINES:
Hezbollah Warns All Means To Be Used To Free Palestinian Detainees
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News & More Is There!
Pacific Ecologist – New Issue & Editorial
Outsourcing Is Legalized Slave Labor
Naked In Nuhaka: The Interactive Immigrant
Spiderman Takes On The Cause Of British Men
Meditations: Continuity Leads to Deadness
Green Left Weekly: Is It Vietnam Yet?
Ivan Eland: Is It Vietnam Yet?
From Arizona to Baghdad: Will Geronimo Ever Surrender?
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Secret Hospital Investigation Does Not Cut Dunne's Mustard
User Pays For Exporters Deemed Socialism
Tauranga's Confidence Tricked By Transit
Phil Goff Encourages Sri-Lankan Peace Efforts
Politicians Columns: Deborah Coddington Talks Morning Report
These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees
Funding For Knowledge Wave Education
Mark Burton Honours British Tourism Marketers
Too Many Maori Unemployed Still – Jim Anderton
Death Of A Tribunal Foretold
Scoop Was In The House

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LEAD STORY:
Child Health Report Reveals Significant Unhealthy Trends

- Health Minister Annette King says today’s release of a significant report on our children’s health poses a challenge to all parts of New Zealand society to encourage children to make wise choices about their health. See... Significant report on child health released [1] ALSO: - New Zealand Dietetic Association - Role of parents in child’s nutrition key to health [2] - Greens - Fat chance for kiwi kids to be healthy [3] - CPAG - Survey: Families Too Poor To Feed Children [4] - Obesity Action Coalition - Obese adolescents & children advert susceptible [5] - Children drinking too many sweet drinks [6] - Chip consumption linked with obesity problems [7] - Childhood obesity problem needs funding [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00145.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0311/S00030.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00151.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00051.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0311/S00026.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0311/S00029.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0311/S00028.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0311/S00027.htm


GE Onion Field Trial Flawed: GE Free

- The fact that ERMA’s own Evaluation and Report Team could not identify any environmental testing procedures or research proposed as part of the GE onions trial reveals the project is riddled with flaws. Surprising new evidence that the trial may also involve ... See... GE Onions study riddled with flaws [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0311/S00029.htm


NZ NEWS HEADLINES:

  • Govt Moves Close Queen Mary Hospital Today [1]
  • The Anarchist Teaparty National Symposium 2003 [2]
  • NZ Army Remembers Its Gallant Heroes [3]
  • Come To The Waihopai Spybase Protest, Jan 16-18 [4]
  • Social Forum Aotearoa Agenda- DRAFT PROGRAMME [5]
  • RBNZ on ANZ purchase of National Bank [6]
  • Link Construction (Auckland Hospital Subcontractor) in Liquidation [7]
  • MG XPower SV On Display In New Zealand [8]
  • ASB Bolsters Business With Top Talent [9]
  • Ticketek fined $15,000 for Fair Trading Act Breach [10]
  • Meridian awards major wind farm contracts [11]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0311/S00023.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00049.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00045.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00044.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00043.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00046.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0311/S00090.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0311/S00072.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0311/S00082.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0311/S00081.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0311/S00079.htm


    Hezbollah Warns All Means To Be Used To Free Palestinian Detainees

    - Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon's statement on the prisoners swap deal means that an answer will be received on the issue. See... Hezbollah: All Means Used To Liberate Detainees [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00063.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Israel Begins Random Shooting Policy in Nitzarim [1]
  • IOF Kills a Palestinian Woman in Nablus [2]
  • Al Qaeda Attack Against Ramadan Pilgrims Foiled [3]
  • South Korea Calls on NK to Come Out for Nuke Talks [4]
  • 4 Injured in Mortar Attack against U.S. Baghdad HQ [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00053.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00054.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00057.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00058.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00056.htm



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    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News & More Is There!

    - Donna Awatere Huata is nothing if not indefatigable. As constitutional experts line up to declare shock and awe at what has been expressed in the traditionally modest language of an Auditor-General's report, the exiled Act MP still insists she has been cleared. See Hard News 07/11/03 - Twiggy in trouble [1] . See also... Public Address 07/11/03 - Triple Trouble! [2]


    [1] - http://publicaddress.net/default,809.sm#post809
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00062.htm


    Pacific Ecologist – New Issue & Editorial

    - A recent development in the U.S. government’s “war on terrorism,” highlights monumental hypocrisy and the farcical state of international relations. See... Pacific Ecologist: GE Attack On Tree Of Life [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00061.htm


    Outsourcing Is Legalized Slave Labor

    - I'm just going to blurt it out; tell it like it is. In the words of the venerable, Walter Cronkite, "and that's the way it is"; here it is folks; outsourcing is tantamount to legalized slave labor. See... Norma Sherry: Bye, Bye Miss American Pie [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00060.htm


    Naked In Nuhaka: The Interactive Immigrant

    - The Alternative Aotearoa Coalition announced today the formation of a new national immigration policy -- targeting of the "Interactive Immigrant." See... Naked in Nuhaka: The Interactive Immigrant [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00059.htm


    Spiderman Takes On The Cause Of British Men

    - I was going to write about a protest 2 weeks ago that I wandered past each day. Two men, dressed as Batman and Robin, had scaled the neo-gothic entrance to the Royal Courts of Justice. See... Streets Of London: Spiderman holds city to Ransom [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00058.htm


    Meditations: Continuity Leads to Deadness

    - CIt is a spectacular morning following the first rain of the season. The brown hills are clean and clear, and a bike-ride in the country gives the sense that the hills still enclose the town, whose development is beginning to overrun them. See... Martin LeFevre: Continuity Leads to Deadness [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00057.htm


    Green Left Weekly: Is It Vietnam Yet?

    - ''The more successful we are on the ground, the more these killers will react'', US President George Bush commented after the coordinated detonation of car bombs at four different targets in Baghdad on October 27. See... GLW: US elite fears Bush is losing Iraq war [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00056.htm


    Ivan Eland: Is It Vietnam Yet?

    - As the insurgency in Iraq gets bolder, more sophisticated and more deadly, the hawks are falling all over themselves to pooh-pooh comparisons of Iraq to the debacle in Vietnam. See... Ivan Eland: Is Iraq Another Vietnam? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00054.htm


    From Arizona to Baghdad: Will Geronimo Ever Surrender?

    - United States military genius has evolved enormously since the nostalgic days of the so-called Indian Wars. See... Ramzy Baroud: Turning A Nation Against Itself [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00055.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - You have returned to your work, My little child, to serve your Lord who always waits for the generosity of His children to spread His Mercy and Love in the world. See... Katya Rivas: Seek Me and You Shall Find Me! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00053.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Secret Hospital Investigation Does Not Cut Dunne's Mustard

    - A Government investigation into cardiac deaths of Wellington Hospital waiting list patients that was so secret that the Associate Minister didn't know about it was simply not good enough, United Future leader Peter Dunne said today. See... Dunne: Secret investigation a farce [1] and Wellington Hospital Investigation Welcomed [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00148.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00140.htm


    User Pays For Exporters Deemed Socialism

    "Socialists know no bounds when it comes to pushing extra costs on to our exporters," says National Party Customs spokesman Shane Ardern. See... Exporters bear brunt of taxing Labour Govt [1] MORE: - Business NZ - Now a New Growth Tax [2] - Meat Industry Association - Clandestine decision-making does not promote trust [3] - Fed. Farmers - Government FARTs again [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00130.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0311/S00091.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0311/S00075.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00042.htm


    Tauranga's Confidence Tricked By Transit

    - Tauranga’s MP and New Zealand First leader Rt Hon Winston Peters has dismissed Transit’s designation of the arterial roads around the proposed duplicate harbour bridge as ‘state highway’ as meaningless and little more than a confidence trick. See... Transit Plays Confidence Trick On Tauranga [1] MORE TRANSPORT RELEASES: - United Future - Baldock gets the facts for Winston [2] - United Future - Baldock: Now to put tools in transport toolbox [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00154.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00132.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00131.htm


    Phil Goff Encourages Sri-Lankan Peace Efforts

    - Foreign Minister Phil Goff today urged Sri Lanka's political leaders to use constitutional means to resolve their current political crisis, and not to undermine the peace process with the Tamil Tigers. See... Sri Lankan political crisis must not hurt peace [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00155.htm


    Politicians Columns: Deborah Coddington Talks Morning Report

    - For my sins, when the House is sitting, I have to wake up to state radio. Not that I mind Sean Plunkett and Geoff Robinson. They're nice enough sounding chaps. It's just that, in order to know what's happening before I reach Parliament, I have to endure comments from their producers' choice of guests who are, overwhelmingly, pro-interventionist. See... Liberty Belle: Big Billy Goat Gruff [1] MORE: - Labour Party- Beehive Beehive - 07 November 2003 [2] - Marc Alexander - Marc My Words: Making Cents Makes More Sense! [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00147.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00153.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00152.htm


    These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees

    - There were 20 committee meetings, all in the parliamentary complex. See... Select Committee Business to 7 November 2003 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00150.htm


    Funding For Knowledge Wave Education

    - New funding is being made available to ensure the training needs of the biotechnology, information and communications technology (ICT) and design industries are being effectively met by tertiary education organisations. See... Support to meet training needs of emerging indust. [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00146.htm


    Mark Burton Honours British Tourism Marketers

    -Tourism Minister Mark Burton today congratulated the UK travel industry for their innovation and excellence in marketing New Zealand as a top tourism destination. See... Tourism NZ Awards Recognise UK Market Strength [1] and Burton Speech: UK/NZ Travel & Tourism Awards [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00142.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00143.htm


    Too Many Maori Unemployed Still – Jim Anderton

    - Although New Zealand's total average unemployment rate is near 15 year lows at below 5%, unemployment remains at unacceptably high levels for far too many Maori, Progressive Party leader, Jim Anderton, said in Parliament today. See... Unemployment a big issue for many Maori [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00139.htm


    Death Of A Tribunal Foretold

    - News that the Crown will not take part in the urgent foreshore and seabed hearing proposed for tomorrow is another indication that the Waitangi Tribunal has lost its clout said ACT's Maori Affairs spokesman Stephen Franks. See... Waitangi Tribunal Dead [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00138.htm


    Scoop Was In The House

    For yesterday's questions & answers see... Questions and Answers for Oral Answer THURSDAY [1] . See also... Questions And Answers For Oral Answer - Wednesday [2] and Questions & Answers for Oral Answer for Tuesday [3] .


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00137.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00097.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00061.htm


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