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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY:
Brownlee New Deputy Leader Of National Party
Goff Welcomes EU Base In New Zealand
NZ NEWS HEADLINES:
UN: A Chaotic Iraq Not In anyone’s Interests
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News Is There!
Military Families With Loved Ones in Iraq Oppose the War
William Rivers Pitt: The Other Memo Scandal
Ramzy Baroud: An Agreement Sharon Says Smells Bad
Bernard Weiner: Current Events for Dummies
Cartoon: Flush Bush 2004
Robert S. Rodvik: The "Liberation" of Cuba & Iraq
David Jenkins' News Review
Satire: Once An Anal Cyst Always…
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
WINZ Will Not List Prostitution Work Vacancies
Training Tomorrow's Tories
Chris Carter In The Lions Den
FART Poetry Competition Winner
Freeing Ahmed Zaoui – Buy The T-Shirt
New Police Complaints Investigators
Australian Control Over NZ Food
Elder Abuse Needs Exposure – Dyson
Cullen Addresses The Changing Role Of Govt.
NZ Govt. Online Rewarded
Private Prisons Supported By Nats

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


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00356.htm

LEAD STORY:

Brownlee New Deputy Leader Of National Party

- Ilam MP Gerry Brownlee has been voted unopposed into the job of Deputy Leader at a National Party Caucus meeting today. See... Gerry Brownlee becomes National Deputy Leader [1] and National announces new Deputy Leader [2] EARLIER: - Nick Smith Resigns With Regret [3] - Don Brash accepts Nick Smith's resignation [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00358.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00357.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00346.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00347.htm


Goff Welcomes EU Base In New Zealand

- Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff today warmly welcomed the European Commission's announcement that it will open a delegation office in Wellington. See... Goff welcomes plan for EU office in NZ [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00348.htm


NZ NEWS HEADLINES:

  • Secrecy surrounds abuse of older people [1]
  • Campaign To Have Ahmed Zaoui Freed Continues [2]
  • Ahmed Zaoui: Well Known Supporters Publicly Caged [3]
  • NZ Business encouraged to attack UK market [4]
  • TDH Earns Accreditation [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00354.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00120.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00118.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0311/S00213.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0311/S00078.htm


    UN: A Chaotic Iraq Not In anyone’s Interests

    - The United Nations has always indicated that it's prepared to play its role in Iraq. But Secretary-general Kofi Annan says the security situation has to be appropriate. Annan told reporters Monday that if the situation improves the UN is ready to go ... See… UN Radio: A Chaotic Iraq not in Anyone's Interest [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00153.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

  • Annan says time not yet ripe for UN return to Iraq [1]
  • Repatriation for 100-plus Rwanda rebels from Congo [2]
  • UN to launch new consolidated humanitarian appeal [3]
  • UN grounds road missions in Afghanistan [4]
  • African countries to meet over water management [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00152.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00151.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00150.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00149.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00148.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News Is There!

    - Breaking! I guess something had to give at TVNZ - and it's the not-so-quiet American, Marty Behrens. Behrens has just announced his resignation as head of business development on account of "differences of opinion and approach" with the CEO, Ian Fraser. ... See... Public Address 18/11/03 - Situation Normal [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00137.htm


    Military Families With Loved Ones in Iraq Oppose the War

    - Interview with Larry Syverson, member of Military Families Speak Out, conducted by Scott Harris. See... Families With Loved Ones in Iraq Oppose the War [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00130.htm


    William Rivers Pitt: The Other Memo Scandal

    - The wires were buzzing last week over a memo leaked to Sean Hannity at the Fox News Network. The memo came from the offices of Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller, who is serving as the ranking minority member on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. See... UQ Wire: The Other Memo Scandal [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00136.htm


    Ramzy Baroud: An Agreement Sharon Says Smells Bad

    - The ''Swiss Agreement'', thus far a symbolic peace initiative devised by ex-Israeli and Palestinian officials, embodies the perfect formula for an equally emblematic remedy to the Arab-Israeli conflict. See... The Swiss Agreement: A Promise or a Pretense? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00135.htm


    Bernard Weiner: Current Events for Dummies

    - Overwhelmed by one crisis after another, one scandal after another, one politician's lies after another, I turn to the franchised book empire that tells it like it is, in plain English, so that even confused citizens like myself can understand current events... See... Bernard Weiner: Current Events for Dummies [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00134.htm


    Cartoon: Flush Bush 2004

    - Cartoon by John Chuckman…. See... Chuckman Cartoon: Don't Forget To Flush [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00133.htm


    Robert S. Rodvik: The "Liberation" of Cuba & Iraq

    - With the ''weapons of mass destruction'' charade exposed like the bare bones on an X-ray film the Armageddon gang running the White House reverted to that pathetically over-used justification: ''liberation''. See... Robert S. Rodvik: On "Liberation" and Lies [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00132.htm


    David Jenkins' News Review

    - I just came off of a little hiatus in order to complete a few projects and take some time off to sit back and watch or listen to what was happening out there. Man, what a crazy couple of weeks, huh? See... Guest Opinion: Just Look at this Mess! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00131.htm


    Satire: Once An Anal Cyst Always…

    - New York-- Those close to conservative shock-jock Rush Limbaugh say unlike many addicts who reevaluate their lives following drug and alcohol treatment, Rush is still the same closed-minded, race-baiting, male chauvinist homophobe he's always ... See... Clean And Sober Rush Limbaugh Still An Asshole [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00129.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - I shall come full of Light, surrounded by love, and crowned by a myriad of festive Angels. See... Katya Rivas: I Shall Come Full of Light [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00128.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=auckland
    IMAGE: AIDS Awareness: Cyrus Phiri Runs For Their Lives in NZ


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    WINZ Will Not List Prostitution Work Vacancies

    - Work and Income has an unequivocal policy not to list or refer job seekers to positions in the sex industry, Social Development and Employment Minister Steve Maharey said today. See... Work & Income sex worker policy unequivocal [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00350.htm


    Training Tomorrow's Tories

    - The National Party is tomorrow launching a Candidate College, designed to identify and prepare potential National Party MPs. See... National Party Candidate College to be launched [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00355.htm


    Chris Carter In The Lions Den

    - Thank you for the opportunity to talk to you today. I gather you would like me to outline how my portfolios are contributing to the government's growth and innovation strategy. See... Chris Carter Spch to Fed. Farmers National Council [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00361.htm


    FART Poetry Competition Winner

    - Congratulations to Henry Paton and Wendy Clark, winners of the Fight Against Ridiculous Taxes (F. A. R. T.) poetry competition. See... F.A.R.T. Poetry Winners Announced [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00123.htm


    Freeing Ahmed Zaoui – Buy The T-Shirt

    - This Saturday (22nd November) we have a stall at the Grey Lynn Park Festival. The stall will have Free Ahmed Zaoui tee-shirts for sale. plus postcards, petitions, an open letter to Ahmed himself, and information on him and his case. See... Campaign To Have Ahmed Zaoui Freed Continues [1] . See also… Ahmed Zaoui: Well Known Supporters Publicly Caged [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00120.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00118.htm


    New Police Complaints Investigators

    - The appointment of an investigation team will enhance the independence of Police Complaints Authority's work, Justice Minister Phil Goff said today. See... Police Complaints investigators appointed [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00360.htm


    Australian Control Over NZ Food

    - The body that regulates what goes into New Zealander's food can be commandeered by the Australian Federal Health Minister, while New Zealand's input into this process is limited to 'consultation', according to documents obtained by Green MP Sue Kedgley. See... NZ impotent in face of Big Brother [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00359.htm


    Elder Abuse Needs Exposure – Dyson

    - Elder abuse and neglect need to be brought out into the open, Senior Citizens Minister Ruth Dyson said in Wellington today at a national forum called 'Unspinning the Web'. See... Secrecy surrounds abuse of older people [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00354.htm


    Cullen Addresses The Changing Role Of Govt.

    - I have been asked to talk to about the changing role of government, and I thought I would start this address by outlining three propositions. See... Cullen Speech: to Bell Gully Perspectives Function [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00351.htm


    NZ Govt. Online Rewarded

    - The government portal http://www.govt.nz has proved a hit with the New Zealand public, winning the Award for Best Government Website at the 2003 NetGuide Awards in Auckland on Friday. See... Government website www.govt.nz wins award [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00349.htm


    Private Prisons Supported By Nats

    - The National Party is welcoming the Business Roundtable report on private prisons as more evidence of why the Government's Corrections Bill must be stopped. See... National Welcomes Private Prison Study [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00345.htm

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