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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
Zaoui Case: Inspector Gen Of Intelligence Should Step Down
Kiwi Drivers To Be ‘Encouraged’ To Improve Driving Skills
NZ NEWS HEADLINES:
Iron Fist Inside A Velvet Glove
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Scoop Images: Fell Beasts Swoop Into The Capital
Big News: Statistics, Families And Child Safety
Hard News Is There!
It's A Police State In Miami – Is This The Future Of America?
Chuckman Cartoon
William Rivers Pitt: The Cost Of War Mounts Ever Higher
Satire: Go East Working Men And Women!
Ramzy Baroud: Democracy But Not As We Know It
Thom Hartmann: The Rise & Rise Of The Religious Right
U.S. Continues to Resist Reduction of Greenhouse Gases
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Jim Anderton Vs The Forestry Industry
… Meanwhile Jim Says NZ Is Still Growing
P Crackdown Called For
Demerit Points Considered For Speed Cameras - Ryall
Tonga Inquiry Welcomed By ACT
Health Service Auditing Procedures Woeful
The Cannabis Debate Round Two- Auckland
HRC Decision Not To Interfere With Smokers Applauded
Kids Paying For Political Settlement With Teachers
Mallard Talks About Smoke Filled Rooms
NCEA Results Online

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http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00187.htm
Nazgul Swoop Into Courtenay Place

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
Zaoui Case: Inspector Gen Of Intelligence Should Step Down

- The Association of University Staff today joined the call for the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Justice Laurie Greig, to be taken off the Ahmed Zaoui case, following what appear to be prejudicial statements made to the New Zealand ... See... Call for security boss to be taken off Zaoui case [1] MORE: - Greens - Don't make Zaoui the guinea pig [2] - Progressives - Time to apply the rule of law in Zaoui case [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00154.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00498.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00482.htm


Kiwi Drivers To Be ‘Encouraged’ To Improve Driving Skills

- The Transport Minister Paul Swain says almost every driver or owner of a motor vehicle in New Zealand will be encouraged to improve their knowledge of the road code as part of a new education campaign designed to improve road safety. See…New road safety campaign targets driver education [1] MORE: - National - Road Safety Scheme Not 'Up To Scratch' [2] - Greens - First prize a car, second prize a coffin? [3] - United Future - Adams: Road safety campaigns ‘all wrong’ [4] - LTSA - LTSA Welcomes New Driver Education Scheme [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00486.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00493.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00499.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00497.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00156.htm


NZ NEWS HEADLINES:

  • ERMA Warned Over Inadequate Monitoring GE Animals [1]
  • Internet gives access to NCEA results [2]
  • Aceh public meetings: Billy Nessen speaks [3]
  • Te Papa Display 8 Metre LOTRs Tower Of Barad-Dur [4]
  • Katherine Mansfield Paintings Exhibition Waikato [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0311/S00094.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00484.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00153.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0311/S00132.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0311/S00081.htm


    Iron Fist Inside A Velvet Glove

    - Prior to the resignation of Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze, Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov and Shevardnadze met. Here is the transcript of Ivanov's press conference. See... Russian Minister Had Talks With Shevardnadze [1] ALSO: Scoop Link: Georgia Leader Shevardnadze Quits [2] - U.S. Supports New Government In Georgia [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00235.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00223.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00227.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Melbourne: Australian Police Seize 21kgs Of Heroin [1]
  • Nauru's asylum seekers face plight in Afghanistan [2]
  • Indian American ISM Activist To Sue Israel [3]
  • U.S. Moves To Reduce Ebola Bioterrorism Threat [4]
  • U.S. Defense Says Attacks In Iraq Dropped By 70% [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00236.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00237.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00238.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00229.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00228.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00197.htm
    IMAGE: Policing In The Land Of The Free

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Scoop Images: Fell Beasts Swoop Into The Capital

    - Two giant Nazgul riding winged Fell Beasts swooped into Courtenay Place on Sunday in preparation for the festivities surrounding the World premiere of Peter Jackson's Return Of The King, the third part of the Lord of the Rings trilogy next weekend. See... Scoop Images: The Nazgul Swoop Into Wellington [1] and TheOneRing.net Images: Arrival Of The Nazgul [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00187.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00188.htm


    Big News: Statistics, Families And Child Safety

    - L Mylie, using research and commenting on Act MP Muriel Newman's media release promoting the benefits of two parent families, pointed out the fact in a Scoop reader opinion that, compared to married fathers, sole fathers are 20 times as likely to abuse their ... See... Big News: Regarding The Safety Of Kiwi Kids [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00196.htm


    Hard News Is There!

    - I seem to be writing even longer blogs than usual at the moment; but you get that on the big jobs. So anyway, my old correspondent Neil Morrison has taken issue with last week's post suggesting that invading and occupying Iraq was having a somewhat counterproductive impact on the War... See... Public Address 25/11/03: Waiting For The Clampdown [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00198.htm


    It's A Police State In Miami – Is This The Future Of America?

    - Images and stories of the weekend's protests in Miami around a meeting of the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas meeting. Protests at the meeting met an unprecedented level of police violence and intimidation and have many observers wondering whether this is a glimpse of the future of America.... See... Indymedia: The Battle Of Miami (FTAA) [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00197.htm


    Chuckman Cartoon

    - Cartoon by John Chuckman… See... Chuckman Cartoon: Istanbul Bombing & Chairman Bush [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00195.htm


    William Rivers Pitt: The Cost Of War Mounts Ever Higher

    - About a month into the Iraq invasion, Congress set aside $79 billion in funds for the military. Recently, Bush requested another $87 billion because the occupation was dragging on far longer, and was costing more in men and materiel, than the rosy pre-war forecasts had indicated. In total, this comes to $166 billion spent on Iraq by the Bush administration. ... See... UQ Wire: Donkeys of Mass Destruction [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00194.htm


    Satire: Go East Working Men And Women!

    - Free Trade Zone-- Thousands of blue collar workers are leaving the United States in pursuit of the 2.7 manufacturing jobs that moved overseas during the past three years. See... Workers Move To China, India To Reclaim Lost Jobs [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00193.htm


    Ramzy Baroud: Democracy But Not As We Know It

    - As a token of goodwill, we shall presuppose that President George W. Bush's ardent calls for democracy in the Arab world don't envisage politically motivated, court determined elections, like that of his. See... Bush's 'Forward Strategy': Democracy and Paradox [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00192.htm


    Thom Hartmann: The Rise & Rise Of The Religious Right

    - Judge Moore, the "Ten Commandments Judge" in Alabama, says the controversy he and Fox news have stirred up is about religion. But it's not about religion. It's about power. A power that seeks, ultimately, to replace democracy. See... Thom Hartmann: The Founders Confront Judge Moore [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00191.htm


    U.S. Continues to Resist Reduction of Greenhouse Gases

    - Interview with Bill McKibben, environmentalist and author, conducted by Scott Harris. See... Effects of Global Warming on Climate Change [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00190.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - My daughter, My mercy and forgiveness for you will always be in My Heart because you are faithful and you snatch from Me those sentiments, the fruits of love. See... Katya Rivas: I Want Serenity in You [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00189.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00159.htm
    IMAGE: Greenpeace Launch GE Free Food Guide


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Jim Anderton Vs The Forestry Industry

    - National Party Forestry spokesman Brian Connell says Jim Anderton needs to urgently re-think the heavy-handed way in which he's dealing with the forestry sector. See... Jim Anderton pours petrol on forestry fire [1] and Minister for Economic Development Statement On Forestry [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00501.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00481.htm


    … Meanwhile Jim Says NZ Is Still Growing

    - Progressive Party leader Jim Anderton says he is encouraged by National Bank's latest Regional Trends Survey showing economic activity increased across all 14 regions in the September quarter, the first time all regions experienced quarter-on-quarter growth ... See... All regions expanded in September quarter [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00495.htm


    P Crackdown Called For

    - United Future law and order spokesman Marc Alexander today renewed his call for a clamp-down on the gangs distributing the drug P, as women's refuges run out of room for the victims of P-fuelled violence. See... Alexander: Women's refuges fill, get real about P [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00503.htm


    Demerit Points Considered For Speed Cameras - Ryall

    - National's Police spokesman Tony Ryall says demerit points for speed camera tickets will be another foul-up that won't do much for road safety. See... Another speed camera scam [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00502.htm


    Tonga Inquiry Welcomed By ACT

    - ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley today welcomed news that the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee is to hold an inquiry into New Zealand's relationship with Tonga. See... ACT Welcomes Tonga Inquiry [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00500.htm


    Health Service Auditing Procedures Woeful

    - ACT New Zealand Health Spokesman Heather Roy today asked why organisations contracted to provide health services must slip up before anyone bothers to audit them, after Wellington's eating disorders clinic was given six months to shape up or face closure. See... Eating Disorder Clinic Audit Comes Too Late [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00494.htm


    The Cannabis Debate Round Two- Auckland

    - Green MP Nandor Tanczos travels to Progressive MP Matt Robson's home turf to debate cannabis law reform in Auckland this Thursday evening, November 27. See... Cannabis debate round two: Nandor and Robson [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00492.htm


    HRC Decision Not To Interfere With Smokers Applauded

    - The Human Rights Commission's simple endorsement of freedom to discriminate in favour of non-smokers is a breath of fresh air. It's the first defence of genuine liberty I've seen from this mob, ACT New Zealand Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks said today. See... Rare Congratulations, Human Rights Commission [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00491.htm


    Kids Paying For Political Settlement With Teachers

    - "High school students are now beginning to pay the price for the Labour Government's cheap political deal to end the teachers strike before the last election," says National Party Education spokesman Bill English. See... Students pay the price for a cheap political deal [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00490.htm


    Mallard Talks About Smoke Filled Rooms

    - Lobbying is a topic that often makes headlines. Sometimes lobbyists seek out the media - often through stunts and protest marches or sometime the results of lobbying efforts make the headlines - such as the banning ownership of dangerous dogs. See... Mallard Speech: Lobbying and the government [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00489.htm


    NCEA Results Online

    - Online access to this year’s internally assessed NCEA results has been made available for the first time, Education Minister Trevor Mallard said today. See... Internet gives access to NCEA results [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00484.htm

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