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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY:
BNZ Announces $562 Million Profit
Unemployment Down To 4.4
NZ NEWS HEADLINES:
Israel Votes 12-11 Backing Prisoner Exchange With Hizbullah
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Sludge Report: NZ's Official Oil Ostriches
Hard News & More Is There!
David Miller: The Changing Face Of Terror
Australia's No. 1 Terrorist – Media Lies & Distortions
Tom Flocco: Tort Reform To Protect The Purveyors Of Death
William Rivers Pitt: The Rising Toll Of Death In Iraq
Feedback: Great Moments In Internet Marketing
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Today Is Armistice Day
And Then There Was A Supreme Court!
Coddington Not Impressed With Film Largesse
Ken Sends Donna To Coventry
Prebble Writes Home From The Home Of The Brave
Govt. Introduces Sex Offender Monitoring Law
Jim Challenged To Come Clean On P Policy
Health Reform Evaluation Welcome
Dame Silvia Off To The Islands In Style
NZ's Version Of Carnivore Has No Green Backing
NZ First Spots Another Zaoui
Maori Radio Streaming Live On The Net
Waiting For Winston – Not Long Now
Mallard Says Stand Up For Your School
Unemployment News Welcome Too

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Scoop Is In The House

– For today’s questions for oral answer see... Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 11 November [1] . Come back this evening for the uncorrected transcript of the answers.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00219.htm

LEAD STORY:

BNZ Announces $562 Million Profit

- Bank of New Zealand today announced a strong underlying profit result of $562 million for the financial year ending 30 September 2003. This represents an increase of 9% in underlying profit over the previous year, and reinforces the fundamental strength ... See... Bank Of New Zealand Announces $562 million Profit Result [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0311/S00134.htm


Unemployment Down To 4.4

% - The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stands at 4.4 percent, according to Statistics New Zealand's September 2003 quarter Household Labour Force Survey. Seasonally adjusted results also show quarterly employment growth of 1.3 percent. See... Unemployment Rate at 4.4 Percent [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0311/S00133.htm


NZ NEWS HEADLINES:

  • Another win for New Zealand [1]
  • Change in NZ Laws Urged, To Keep Sport Drug-Free [2]
  • TVNZ Committed to Cooperation with Industry [3]
  • Seriously Asia Forum Shaping Links With Asia [4]
  • School Trustees Election Campaign Launched [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00213.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0311/S00048.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0311/S00125.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00065.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0311/S00034.htm


    Israel Votes 12-11 Backing Prisoner Exchange With Hizbullah

    - The Government approves the framework principles for the agreement to release Israeli prisoners and hostages held in Lebanon: See... Israel Agrees With Hizbullah To Prisoner Exchange [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00085.htm

    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Palestinian PM Qurai Forms New Government [2]
  • Bush Proclaims November 9 World Freedom Day [3]
  • Amnesty: India: Abuse of the law in Gujarat [4]
  • Amnesty: Israel must immediately stop building wall [5]
  • Israel Kills Three - a Child and a Senior Citizen [6]

  • [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00080.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00079.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00078.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00077.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00082.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00081.htm
    IMAGE: Arafat Says Israel Used Depleated Uranium Against Palestinians

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Sludge Report: NZ's Official Oil Ostriches

    - What's It Got To Do With The Price Of Oil? – MED Provides Quality Advice, Yeah Right! - Let Me Count The Ways This MED Forecast Is Moronic - An Extremely Simple Calculation - There Is 30-40 Years Worth Of Oil Left - What Does This Mean About The Price Of Oil… See... Sludge Report #160: The Price Of Oil [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00080.htm


    Hard News & More Is There!

    - I'm delighted to see that Tracey Nelson's ability to analyse rugby in a way that actually means something has earned her a story in The Listener. Her stats from the All Black-Springbok game on Saturday are online now... See... Public Address 11/11/03 - Numbers [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00079.htm


    David Miller: The Changing Face Of Terror

    - Assuming that the weekend bombing in Saudi Arabia was the work of an al-Qaeda cell, then it marks a change in tactics for the network and one that is potentially a very dangerous path to take. See... David Miller: Terror's Changing Tactics [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00078.htm


    Australia's No. 1 Terrorist – Media Lies & Distortions

    - ''What was Willie Brigitte doing in Australia for five months'' and ''Why did the federal government not take action against him sooner'' are the questions that the corporate media has repeatedly asked since news of the 35-year-old French citizen's arrest and deportation to France broke on October 27. See... Norm Dixon: How Willie Brigitte Became A Terrorist [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00077.htm


    Tom Flocco: Tort Reform To Protect The Purveyors Of Death

    - Medical indications raise questions over whether the Pentagon misled Congress and families of dead soldiers by employing 'pneumonia' and 'cigarette-smoking' claims to cover-up depleted uranium related deaths. See... Link: Symptoms Of Military Tort Reform In Iraq [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00076.htm


    William Rivers Pitt: The Rising Toll Of Death In Iraq

    - Very nearly 40 American soldiers have been killed in Iraq since the month of November began. 33 more were killed in October, and 16 more died in September. The total losses, to date, creep towards 400. See... UQ Wire: William Rivers Pitt - Without Honor [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00075.htm


    Feedback: Great Moments In Internet Marketing

    - Monday 10 Nov 2003: 8.30am The viral email went around 'faster than blaster'. 8000 flights to be given away on Freedomair.com, they even advertised "Birthday Specials" this on the front page of the site, internet specials only. See... Scoop Feedback: Freedom Air – Or Just Dead Air [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00071.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - I am happy that you seek My consolation and that you place it before everything else. But take heed: I possess in Me the consolation without sharing it with you, just so that, deprived of such sentiment, you will make an effort to thirst. See... Katya Rivas: That Spirit Remains With You [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00074.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Today Is Armistice Day

    - Armistice Day is a fitting tribute to the many thousands of young New Zealanders who lost their lives serving our country, says National's Veterans' Affairs spokesman Simon Power. See... Armistice Day a tribute to our heroes [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00217.htm


    And Then There Was A Supreme Court!

    - Attorney-General Margaret Wilson announced today the appointment of The Right Honourable Thomas Munro Gault, The Right Honourable Sir Kenneth James Keith, The Right Honourable Peter Blanchard and The Right Honourable Andrew Patrick Charles Tipping as Judges of the Supreme Court. Appointments to the Supreme Court [1] and Appointments to the Court of Appeal [2] REACTION: - ACT - Why Did She Wait On The Judges? [3] - United Future - Smith: Choice of judges very sound [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00208.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00209.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00212.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00220.htm


    Coddington Not Impressed With Film Largesse

    - Throwing an extra $10 million at the New Zealand Film Commission won't guarantee great New Zealand films, but it might mean more taxpayer-funded overseas junkets for staff, ACT New Zealand Business Development Spokesman Deborah Coddington said. See... Nice Work If You Can Get It [1] FULL PRESS KIT - Media Fact Sheet - Screen Production Industry [2] - Clark & Tizard - Boost for New Zealand screen production [3] - Maharey - Robust screen industry essential to fulfil Charter [4] - Horomia - Exciting time for Maori screen production [5] - Anderton - Government responds to Screen Production Taskforce [6] - Clark & Anderton - Screen production package of economic benefit [7]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00216.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00202.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00201.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00200.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00199.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00198.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00197.htm


    Ken Sends Donna To Coventry

    - ACT New Zealand Acting Leader Ken Shirley today said he had written to Speaker Jonathan Hunt, advising him that Donna Awatere Huata was no longer a member of the ACT Party. See... Donna Awatere Huata No Longer ACT Member [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00206.htm


    Prebble Writes Home From The Home Of The Brave

    No chance in this term. Despite Bush’s call for an FTA with Australia, officials doubt it. While agriculture is a big hurdle, pharmaceuticals have emerged as the problem. See... ACT's The Letter - 10 November 2003 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00203.htm


    Govt. Introduces Sex Offender Monitoring Law

    - National's Police spokesman Tony Ryall says the "get tough on paedophiles" plan put up by the Justice Minister won't protect a single child from the risk of abuse. See... Justice Minister's latest ploy to 'look tough' [1] and the govt. announcement…Goff unveils supervision regime for sex offenders [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00237.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00232.htm


    Jim Challenged To Come Clean On P Policy

    - United Future's Marc Alexander today challenged Progressive Coalition leader Jim Anderton on why he had not lobbied for stronger legislation on gangs, if he was seriously interested in making a dent the P and methamphetamine trade. See... Alexander challenges Govt partner over gangs [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00236.htm


    Health Reform Evaluation Welcome

    - Health Minister Annette King says she welcomes an independent evaluation of the health reforms the Government began introducing after it took office in 1999. See... King welcomes independent evaluation of reforms [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00235.htm


    Dame Silvia Off To The Islands In Style

    - The Governor-General Dame Silvia Cartwright will embark on a State Visit to Samoa, Tokelau and the Cook Islands next week. See... GG on State Visit to Samoa, Tokelau & Cook Islands [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00234.htm


    NZ's Version Of Carnivore Has No Green Backing

    - The Green Party will not support the Telecommunications (Interception Capability) Bill reported back to Parliament today. See... Greens Won't Support Email Snoop Bill [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00233.htm


    NZ First Spots Another Zaoui

    - New Zealand First has accused the Government of hushing up a suspected terrorist case involving the arrival of an individual from Algeria in September this year. See... Government Hushes Up Algerian Case [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00231.htm


    Maori Radio Streaming Live On The Net

    - Listeners of Maori Radio will welcome the ability to tune into their local iwi station on the internet according to Maori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia. See... Maori radio goes global [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00230.htm


    Waiting For Winston – Not Long Now

    - A reminder that Rt Hon Winston Peters will be making a major policy announcement tomorrow (Wednesday) 12 November at noon at Loaves and Fishes, Molesworth Street, Wellington. See... Media Reminder - NZ First Policy Announcement [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00229.htm


    Mallard Says Stand Up For Your School

    - Education Minister Trevor Mallard today called for 20,000 volunteers to stand for election as school trustees next year. See... Stand and be counted in school boards of trustees [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00226.htm


    Unemployment News Welcome Too

    - The continued strength of the New Zealand economy has seen more New Zealanders move in to work over the winter and driven unemployment to its lowest level in 16 years, Social Development and Employment Minister Steve Maharey said today. See... Strong employment growth sees fall in unemployment [1] MORE: - Govt. - Maori unemployment below 10% [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00222.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00225.htm

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