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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY:
Gregory Fortuin Caged For Ahmed Zaoui
Nurses To Deliver Petition To Parliament
NZ NEWS HEADLINES:
UK: Over 700 Secret Service Officers Shield Bush
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News & More Is There
Stateside: Arnold Volksenegger Is Growing On Rosalea
Meditations (Politics): Americans Support Intervention
Molesworth & Featherston On The Polyconomy
Pacific Ecologist: African Food Security Threatened By US
Daniel Patrick Welch: Bush In Britain
Chuckman's Flush Bush 2004 Campaign Gains Momentum
Satire: Bush Outlines Obstacles To Progress In Iraq
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Ngâti Tama [Parihaka] Settlement Bill Receives Second Reading
Copeland Suggests Alternate Economic Settings
Victim's Reparation Payments Need Collecting
Land Access Submissions Coming Thick & Fast
So Long Spinmaster, Sad You Couldn't Have Stayed Longer
STV & King Threaten Rural Health
Ken Shirley Wants More Nukes Now!
.. Meanwhile Nuked Mangoes Are Slipping In As Is
The Lions Bite Chris Carter
Saving Seabirds – Hodgson Speech

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http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0311/S00134.htm
NZ Air Force Orion Locates & Assists With Rescue of British Rower

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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 - Wednesday, 19 November [1] . For Tuesday’s questions and answer for oral answer see… Questions & Answer For Oral Answer Tuesday 18 Nov [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00376.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00369.htm


LEAD STORY:
Gregory Fortuin Caged For Ahmed Zaoui -

South African Honorary Consul and New Zealand’s former Race Relations Conciliator, Gregory Fortuin today said that being publicly caged would bring back memories of the oppressive South African regime. See... Amnesty Cage Action - Far Greater Than Ahmed Zaoui [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00126.htm


Nurses To Deliver Petition To Parliament

- Members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation will deliver 21 petitions signed by nearly 9,000 nurses to Parliament today. See... On The Way To Fair Pay [1] MORE: - NZNO - Redwood Lodge Staff Set To Strike [2] - Greens - Government banks on nurses goodwill far too long [3] - Progressive Coalition - Nurses do deserve well paid jobs and 4 weeks leave [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0311/S00083.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0311/S00082.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00385.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00383.htm


NZ NEWS HEADLINES:

  • Household Spending Keeps Economy Buoyant [1]
  • Images: NZ Air Force Locates British Rower's Boat [2]
  • Safety Of Blind Children Is Paramount [3]
  • Economic incentives benefit business and community [4]
  • Auckland Radio Audience Measurement Survey T2/2003 [5]
  • Harry Potter Series - Record Sales Announcement [6]
  • Fifty per cent more space for dogs off leash [7]
  • The Impact Of Copd Will Leave You Breathless [8]
  • Pork industry moves to contain disease [9]
  • Latest Triangle Television lineup PBS At Its Best [10]
  • AUT Appoints new Vice-Chancellor [11]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0311/S00224.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0311/S00134.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00130.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0311/S00233.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0311/S00101.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0311/S00098.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0311/S00139.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0311/S00087.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0311/S00223.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0311/S00225.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0311/S00059.htm


    UK: Over 700 Secret Service Officers Shield Bush

    - Massive Protests To Welcome Bush's Landmark Visit to Britain Anti-war protesters continued their preparations on Monday for US President George W Bush's visit to London on Tuesday. See... Massive Protests To Welcome Bush To Britain [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00161.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Al Qaeda Operative Threatens Japan with Attacks [1]
  • Hezbollah SG Says Prisoner Swap Negotiations Go On [2]
  • Powell, Germany's Fischer Discuss Iraq & Iran [3]
  • Iraq's Sovereignty to Be Restored by June 30, 2004 [4]
  • Bush: U.S. Won't Leave Iraq When Govt Formed [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00160.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00159.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00158.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00157.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00156.htm



    http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=motornet
    FEATURE: Motornet On The Battle Of The SUVs


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News & More Is There

    - That's not an earthquake you felt in Henderson. Rather, management at South Pacific Pictures was jumping up and down about yesterday's observation here that TVNZ's relationship problems with independent producers were such that SPP "appeared to be having second thoughts about a continuing emphasis on TV production"... See... Public Address 19/11/03 - Disputes And Repairs [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00151.htm


    Stateside: Arnold Volksenegger Is Growing On Rosalea

    - It's really very hard work disliking Arnold Volksenegger - his disarming smile giving, as it does, the impression that he is genuinely delighted by whatever attention is being paid to him. See... Stateside With Rosalea: Clayton For President! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00147.htm


    Meditations (Politics): Americans Support Intervention

    - Ironically, quite a few Americans, but no one outside the U.S., wrote voicing their strong agreement with my last column, regarding the urgent necessity for an overseas campaign to defeat Bush in November 2004. See... Martin LeFevre: The Pendulum is Broken [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00146.htm


    Molesworth & Featherston On The Polyconomy

    - Will the world cup debacle wreck the economy? The Herald’s union trouble; Labouring over a gnat; The week ahead; Energy; Trains; Interest rates and credit cards; even something on Prince Charles…and an all Pseuds Corner column. See... Molesworth & Featherston - 18 November 2003 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00145.htm


    Pacific Ecologist: African Food Security Threatened By US

    - The United States' challenge to the European Union in the WTO courts over Genetically Modified Organisms primarily presents a threat to African and developing countries' food sovereignty and the Biosafety Protocol. See... Africa Responds To US Attack On Food Security [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00144.htm


    Daniel Patrick Welch: Bush In Britain

    - Can the Brits feel the love yet? Exporting democracy, it turns out, means more than just showing unfortunate non-westerners the joys of having someone else write a decent constitution for them. See... Daniel Patrick Welch: Love, American Style [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00143.htm


    Chuckman's Flush Bush 2004 Campaign Gains Momentum

    - For the first image in this series see… Chuckman Cartoon: Don't Forget To Flush [1] . For the update see... Chuckman Cartoon: More Flush Bush 2004 Images [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00133.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00142.htm


    Satire: Bush Outlines Obstacles To Progress In Iraq

    - Washington, D.C.-- President Bush conducted an emergency meeting with top coalition civilian administrator Paul Bremer Tuesday and Wednesday to plan the next misstep in the occupation of Iraq. See... Iraqi Freewill A Hinderance To Democracy – Bush [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00141.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - I want you to understand that to be born to a new life, it is necessary to go through the phase of a woman’s childbirth. She, to give birth to a new child, has many pains and she bleeds. See... Katya Rivas: Renew Your Life Day by Day [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00140.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0311/S00221.htm
    IMAGES: Flying Aragorn Air

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Ngâti Tama [Parihaka] Settlement Bill Receives Second Reading

    - Ngâti Tama is an iwi of Taranaki and its historical Treaty claims cover some of the northern most part of that region. The claims relate mostly to the Crown’s waging of war in Taranaki in the 1860s, and the associated loss of life and property, and the confiscation of land. The claims also relate to the Crown’s unconscionable actions in its dealings with the Parihaka community, and the inadequacy of the West Coast Reserves. See... Ngâti Tama Claims Settlement Bill: Second Reading [1] and Ngati Tama Claims Settlement Bill – Turia Speech [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00363.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00365.htm


    Copeland Suggests Alternate Economic Settings

    - United Future revenue spokesperson Gordon Copeland is continuing to urge the Government to cut the corporate tax rate from 33% to 30%. See... Call for cut in the corporate tax rate continued [1] and Govt telling business 'you do our job' [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00390.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00389.htm


    Victim's Reparation Payments Need Collecting

    - If the Government wants the courts to be left in the position where criminals appear to buy light sentences, then the least it could do is ensure the Justice Ministry collects the purchase price for victims. See... Victims Pay, Criminals Don't [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00387.htm


    Land Access Submissions Coming Thick & Fast

    - More than 180 submissions on the Land Access Ministerial Reference Group's report have been received so far, Rural Affairs Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Call For More Submissions On Walking Access [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00386.htm


    So Long Spinmaster, Sad You Couldn't Have Stayed Longer

    - It is too bad that the visit to New Zealand of the U.S. State Department's super spin doctor or "spokesman at large," Philip Reeker, is so short, Progressive Party deputy leader Matt Robson said today. See... Too bad nuclear spin doctor's tour so short [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00384.htm


    STV & King Threaten Rural Health

    - The new health voting system threatens rural health by reducing rural representation on District Health Boards, says National Health spokeswoman Dr Lynda Scott. See... Rural health threatened by new voting system [1] and Health Consultation A Sham [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00382.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00372.htm


    Ken Shirley Wants More Nukes Now!

    - ACT New Zealand Acting Leader Ken Shirley today demanded to know how much it would take to make the Labour Government see sense over New Zealand's out-dated and potentially damaging anti-nuclear policy. See... More Warnings From The US [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00378.htm


    .. Meanwhile Nuked Mangoes Are Slipping In As Is

    - Green MP Sue Kedgley alleged today that an important document that would permit irradiated Australian mangoes into New Zealand is being hidden from the public. See... Nuked mangoes slipping through MAF's back door [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00375.htm


    The Lions Bite Chris Carter

    - Conservation Minister Chris Carter `s gratuitous insult of rural New Zealand, by describing agriculture as "extractive" - during a speech to the Federated Farmers National Council - is totally reflective of his ignorance of both conservation ... See... Conservation Minister Shows His Ignorance [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00373.htm


    Saving Seabirds – Hodgson Speech

    - Southern Seabird Solutions: reducing seabird bycatch in fisheries [Address at launch of Southern Seabird Solutions Trust, Heritage Hotel, Auckland] See... Reducing Seabird Bycatch In Fisheries - Hodgson [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00368.htm

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