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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY:
NIWA Cites Cook Strait As Alternative Electricity Source
NZ NEWS HEADLINES:
Reciting Rhetoric: Powell Says Liberty Is Coming To Middle East
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News & More Is There?
Guest Opinion: Free Trade, Water & Thinking Locally
Neville Bennett: Fraud In The Funds Management Biz
How A Fishing Boat Became A National Security Issue For Oz
Book Review: Direct Action In Occupied Palestine
The Other Side: Roads Don't Kill
Satire: How Could The U.S. South Vote Conservative?
John Chuckman Writes On Kennedy's Assassination
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Newman Details Investigation Into CYFS
Collins Says Kiwi Families Are Deteriorating!
Water Water Everywhere But Not A Drop To Drink
Govt e-Portal Is One Year Old
In The Red: Nats Say Cost Of Fraud Investigation Undercuts Reparation Demands
Power To The People? Why Not?
Buying Online? Watch Out For The Cyber Police
Brash States The Obvious And More…
Is The Govt Double Dealing Over Petrol Tax?

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

– For today's questions see… Questions for Oral Answer - Thursday, 13 November [1] . For Wednesday's questions and answers see... Q&As For Wednesday [2] . See also Questions & Answers - Tuesday November 11. [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00294.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00285.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00243.htm


LEAD STORY:
NIWA Cites Cook Strait As Alternative Electricity Source

- A single tidal turbine 10 metres in diameter in the Cook Strait’s Tory Channel could generate enough electricity to power 12 homes, says National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA) scientist Derek Goring. See... Plugging into tidal power [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0311/S00052.htm


NZ NEWS HEADLINES:

  • Dalziel Launches NZAX SME Stock Exchange [1]
  • Ministers responsible for drug-house: MildGreens [2]
  • Minister Bites Federated Farmers [3]
  • Jazz Meets Symphony BMW Finale Series [4]
  • Species Extinction Red List Tops 12,000 [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00287.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00091.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00090.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0311/S00072.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0311/S00050.htm


    Reciting Rhetoric: Powell Says Liberty Is Coming To Middle East

    - To support this advance of freedom, U.S. policy rests upon eight "non-negotiable demands of human dignity": rule of law, limits on the power of the state, free speech, freedom of worship, equal justice, respect for women, religious and ethnic tolerance, and respect for private property, according to Powell. See… Powell Says Peace & Liberty Coming To Middle East [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00104.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

  • US Admits Killing US-Appointed Mayor in Iraq [1]
  • Israel Arrests Suicide Bomber's Driver [2]
  • Palestine: Red Crescent Weekly Press Release [3]
  • EU Chief Blasts Israel Policy of Boycotting Arafat [4]
  • Two Palestinian Children Die of Wounds [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00111.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00110.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00109.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00108.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00107.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News & More Is There?

    - Anybody get the feeling that Winston Peters would actually rather not be in a governing coalition? Yesterday he announced New Zealand First's non-negotiable bottom line for coalition - an annual round of binding referenda. See... Public Address 13/11/03 - Hide Your Head [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00102.htm


    Guest Opinion: Free Trade, Water & Thinking Locally

    - At the recent APEC summit in Thailand, George Bush, choose to call for support for his "war on terrorism" and Iraq reconstruction, rather than talk economics, possibly indicating a change of tactics in implementing US's corporate agenda. Bi-lateral trade agreements are now the weapon of choice not only for the US, but also for New Zealand. See... Guest Opinion: Export Led Development? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00101.htm


    Neville Bennett: Fraud In The Funds Management Biz

    - The greatest scandal in the history of the mutual fund industry has sent the American saving market reeling. A quarter of the nation’s broker-dealers engaged in illegal late trading. See... Neville Bennett: Fraud in Mutual Funds [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00098.htm


    How A Fishing Boat Became A National Security Issue For Oz

    - Fourteen men claiming to be Kurds from Turkey, four Indonesian crew and one small fishing boat drifting into shore on Melville Island, 80km from Darwin — that’s all it took for the government to declare “national security” to be under such threat that it hastily and retrospectively excised 4000 islands from Australia’s migration zone. See... 14 Asylum Seekers 'Threaten' National Security [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00097.htm


    Book Review: Direct Action In Occupied Palestine

    - Much has been written about the Middle East and its primary conflict, the Palestinian-Israeli dispute. With the passing of time, the uniqueness of what has be written, and likely what's yet to be, is thinning. See... Ramzy Baroud: Book Review "Live from Palestine" [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00100.htm


    The Other Side: Roads Don't Kill

    - "They are very good at telling you their rights, but not their responsibilities" is a phrase which appeared in a recent New Zealand Herald article entitled "Teachers face increase in class violence." The same phrase could be used in respect of those who, in New Zealand, blame roads for traffic accidents and in America, blame guns for murders. See... Alun Fosta: Roads Don’t Kill, People Kill People [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00103.htm


    Satire: How Could The U.S. South Vote Conservative?

    - Dixieland-- The country was in a state of shock Wednesday morning after learning that the GOP had pulled off two stunning Gubernatorial victories in states that heavily voted for George W. Bush in the 2000 election. See... Satire: Shocker Of An Election, GOP Clenches South [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00099.htm


    John Chuckman Writes On Kennedy's Assassination

    - "If, as we are told, Oswald was the lone assassin, where is the issue of national security?" - Bertrand Russell. See... John Chuckman: Forty Years Of Lies [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00096.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - Gabriel the Archangel, in union with Michael and Raphael, in deference to the Triune and one God, as ambassadors, in the compassion of the Word made Flesh and through the excellence of the great Mother of God, exult on earth with you, poor spiritual ... See... Katya Rivas: Greet the Divine Father [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00095.htm



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    IMAGE: Loop 50hz 12" Release


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Newman Details Investigation Into CYFS

    - This is the final column of a series of three addressing the problem of child abuse within New Zealand society. It outlines the finding of official investigations into the involvement of the Department of Child Youth and Family with two young girls ... See... The Column: CYFS: The tragic failure [1] ALSO: - NZ First - Families Commission Neutered By Government [2] - United Future - Dunne: CYFS can never 'parent' our children [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00303.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00298.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00288.htm


    Collins Says Kiwi Families Are Deteriorating!

    - National Party Family spokeswoman Judith Collins says the death of a 15-year-old boy in a gang-run Auckland drug house underlines the deteriorating state of Kiwi families. See… Taxpayer subsidises gang houses [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00296.htm


    Water Water Everywhere But Not A Drop To Drink

    - Marian Hobbs Speech: "Issues and Initiatives – Freshwater" Royal Society annual conference, Auckland University, Engineering Atrium Lecture Theatre, 9am Thursday Nov 14, 2003 See... Hobbs Speech: Issues and Initiatives – Freshwater [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00301.htm


    Govt e-Portal Is One Year Old

    - The government web portal, www.govt.nz, tomorrow celebrates its first birthday, having reached two million hits a week in just one year of operation, State Services Trevor Mallard said today. See... Government website a big hit one year on [1] SPEECH: E-government strengthening services to the public [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00299.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00300.htm


    In The Red: Nats Say Cost Of Fraud Investigation Undercuts Reparation Demands

    - The National Party says the millions of dollars spent investigating ACC fraud cases in the last four years far outstrips the reparation demands slapped on convicted fraudsters. See... ACC Fraud Unit Fails To Collect [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00295.htm


    Power To The People? Why Not?

    - New Zealand First says Helen Clark has insulted the intelligence of New Zealanders by suggesting that they cannot be trusted with binding Citizens Initiated Referenda. See... Labour Fears Direct Democracy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00293.htm


    Buying Online? Watch Out For The Cyber Police

    - Just because you could order something over the internet did not necessarily mean that it could be legally imported into New Zealand, Customs Minister Rick Barker warned today. See... Internet shopping could get you prosecuted [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00292.htm


    Brash States The Obvious And More…

    - As you will probably know from media reports, I became leader of the National Party on 28 October, and for this reason I was not able to write my regular newsletter on 29 October. I hope to continue writing a newsletter at fortnightly intervals, ... See... Brash Report: An Update From The National Leader [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00291.htm


    Is The Govt Double Dealing Over Petrol Tax?

    - Transport Minister Paul Swain's admission that Labour is considering raising the price of petrol nationwide, by five to fifteen cents a litre, shows the price it is paying for doing deals with the Greens over the Land Transport Management Bill, ...See... Labour Guilty of Highway Robbery - Yet Again [1] ALSO: Swain Says No Increase - Government rules out 15 cents petrol tax increase [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00290.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00289.htm

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