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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY:
Is Kyoto Coming Off The Rails?
All Eyes On The Reserve Bank As Kiwi Flies High
NZ NEWS HEADLINES:
War On Drugs Victory Declared In Thailand
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
John Roughan: Solomons Path To Statehood
The Year Democracy Ended – 2003
Limp Bizkit Scared Away From South East Asia
Martin LeFevre: The Evolution Of Revolution
Bernard Weiner: Taking The Pulse Of The US East Coast
The 911 Lawsuit You Can't Read About In The Paper
The Turkey Has Landed – A Feast Of Commentary
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
The NZ First Leaflet Battle Is Rejoined
United Future Defends Families Commission Bill
New State Sector Management Legislation Introduced
.. Bringing Changes To Teachers Pay Negotiations
Jonah Lomu Should Become Rugby Ambassador
A Small Victory In The Zaoui Campaign
Social Policy Wonks To Assemble In 12 Months
Peter Jackson Airport Receives United Support
Dunne Excuses Himself From Tonight's Dope Debate
NZTE To Promote Jobs & Growth Online
Community Courts Won't Solve The Problems
Dr Brash Defends His Asia Cred.
Govt Welcomes Scampi Inquiry Report
Greig Could Be Outski Tomorrow - Greens

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Scoop Is In The House

– For today's questions see.. Questions for Oral Answer - Wednesday, 3 December [1] . For yesterday’s questions and anwers for oral answer see... Questions & Answers For Tuesday 2 December 2003 [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00060.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00044.htm

LEAD STORY:
Is Kyoto Coming Off The Rails?

- The Green Party is urging the Government to ignore vague warnings from Moscow on ratification of the Kyoto Protocol, and to re-double its own efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change. See... Russian Winter Won't Freeze Kyoto [1] See... Russian Winter Won't Freeze Kyoto [2] MORE: - Greenpeace & WWF - Russian Politicking Over Kyoto Hot Air [3] - Greenpeace - Kyoto Protocol Alive And Kicking [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00045.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00045.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00016.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00012.htm


All Eyes On The Reserve Bank As Kiwi Flies High

- It's too early for the Reserve Bank to start ratcheting interest rates up, the Employers & Manufacturers Association (Northern) says. See... Interest rates should be held for now [1] MORE: - NZ First - Interest Rates Rise Would Risk Exporters [2] - RBNZ - RBNZ MPS broadcast on different Sky channel [3] - ACT - Dangerous 'Musing' [4] - ACT - Time to Ditch the Kiwi -- Richard Prebble [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0312/S00020.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00049.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0312/S00010.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00058.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00056.htm


NZ NEWS HEADLINES:

  • Social Worker Recruitment Drive Attracts Over 900 [1]
  • A Bruce Hubbard Free Zone Around US Consulate [2]
  • 2003 Roger Award Finalists Chosen [3]
  • Viggo, Orlando, Sean take care with land purchases [4]
  • AA PETROL WATCH – November 2003 [5]
  • Welsh rugby writer on Mitchell, Deans and Henry [6]
  • Summer Cinema Under The Stars At Viaduct Harbour [7]
  • Zinzan Brooke calls for Mitchell’s retention [8]
  • Gigantic Dinosaurs Invade Te Papa! [9]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0312/S00023.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0312/S00022.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0312/S00020.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0312/S00019.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0312/S00021.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0312/S00015.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0312/S00014.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0312/S00012.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0312/S00013.htm


    War On Drugs Victory Declared In Thailand

    - The Thai government is declaring victory in its nationwide, U.S.-backed war on drugs, despite criticism over the killing of at least 2,625 people, most of whom perished in mysterious circumstances. See... After 2625 Deaths Thai's Declare Drug War Victory [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00037.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Tom Hurndall's Birthday, Understanding Checkpoints [1]
  • Hearing In ISM Activist's Case Dec. 4, 2003 [2]
  • Governments Must Tackle The Pain Merchants [3]
  • 50 Years of Goodwill Ambassadors for Children [4]
  • Hague Appeal for Peace: Support the Geneva Accords [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00019.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00018.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00017.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00015.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00014.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    John Roughan: Solomons Path To Statehood

    - Twenty five years ago, 7 July 1978, UK pushed the Solomons to statehood. Our colonial masters fondly hoped, a dream built on solid foundations, that with dedicated local leadership, armed with a national vision and enjoying a bit of luck citizens would experience the worthwhileness of a functioning state. See... John Roughan: Pushed to Statehood! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00039.htm


    The Year Democracy Ended – 2003

    - As the year ends, 2003 will be remembered by future historians as the year the pretense of democracy in the United States ended. See... Bob Fitrakis: The Year Democracy Ended [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00038.htm


    Limp Bizkit Scared Away From South East Asia

    - Limp Bizkit, an American rap-metal band notorious for tough, defiant songs cancelled their upcoming performances in Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia because they feared "warnings of increased security risks". See... Limp Bizkit Cancel SEA Tour On Terror Warnings [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00036.htm


    Martin LeFevre: The Evolution Of Revolution

    - What is the relationship between a revolution in human consciousness and world politics? That is, how would a worldwide psychological revolution manifest in political terms? See... Meditations: Consciousness, Revolution & Politics [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00042.htm


    Bernard Weiner: Taking The Pulse Of The US East Coast

    - Whenever traveling around the country, I (surprise!) talk politics with folks I meet; it's often instructive and it serves as a way of taking the social pulse. See... East Coast/Left Coast: Throbbing Political Pulse [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00041.htm


    The 911 Lawsuit You Can't Read About In The Paper

    - Think you're already amazed, alarmed or appalled enough by the state of US journalism today? Chew on this a while and think again. See... UQ Wire: 9/11 In Never-Neverland [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00040.htm


    The Turkey Has Landed – A Feast Of Commentary

    - The embedded corporate media is still crowing over the details of George W. Bush's Thanksgiving flight to Baghdad. The Shrub spinmeisters have branded it a "home run." See... Was Bush Turkey Trip Aimed At Hillary Clinton? [1] EARLIER: - Guest Opinion: A Coward Goes to Baghdad [2] - Stateside: Still Raining Cats And Doggerel [3] - Satire: New Big Boom in Iraq - Jobs [4] - Chuckman Cartoon: A Turkey Scoots Into Iraq [5] & Chuckman Cartoon: Turkey Is Served [6]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00035.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00025.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00009.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00008.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00005.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00027.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - Salvation does not depend on today, tomorrow, or yesterday, but on the last moment. That is why, you should repent and go to confession frequently. You are saved because I have saved you and not because of your merits. See... Katya Rivas: Become Holy, Be My Apostles [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00034.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    The NZ First Leaflet Battle Is Rejoined

    - Ethnic Affairs Minister Chris Carter has asked New Zealand's ethnic communities for patience in the wake New Zealand First's latest misinformation campaign about immigration. See... Communities Should Ignore NZ First Propaganda [1] MORE: - Alliance - Alliance Demands Hunt Pulls Racist Leaflet [2] - Posties - "Return to sender" urges Postal Workers [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00041.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0312/S00025.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0312/S00024.htm


    United Future Defends Families Commission Bill

    -Opposition parties continue to be fixated on family definitions that would serve only to exclude the tens of thousands of children who don't happen to live in 'mum, dad and two kids' families, United Future leader Peter Dunne said today. See... Opposition just doesn't get it - kids come first! [1] MORE: - Turner puts Opposition minds to rest [2] - Turner: Family breakdown - you do the maths! [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00032.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00036.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00033.htm


    New State Sector Management Legislation Introduced

    - Finance Minister Michael Cullen today tabled legislation which will ensure New Zealand continues to set the world benchmark for public management. See... Setting the benchmark for public management [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00053.htm


    .. Bringing Changes To Teachers Pay Negotiations

    - Legislation aimed at reducing the disruption for students and helping school boards of trustees during collective agreement negotiations in the state school sector was introduced to Parliament today. See... Help for boards of trustees in employment talks [1] MORE: - PPTA - State Sector Act amendments miss the point [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00059.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0312/S00013.htm


    Jonah Lomu Should Become Rugby Ambassador

    - Rugby superstar Jonah Lomu should give up any idea of playing rugby again and become an ambassador for the sport, ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley said today. See... Give Up, Jonah [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00057.htm


    A Small Victory In The Zaoui Campaign

    - Green MP Keith Locke has welcomed the acknowledgement from Minister for Immigration Lianne Dalziel today that there are flaws with the Immigration Act that need addressing. See... Government Acknowledges Zaoui Law Needs Review [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00055.htm


    Social Policy Wonks To Assemble In 12 Months

    - The second Social Policy, Research and Evaluation Conference will be held in Wellington on 25 and 26 November 2004, Social Development and Employment Minister Steve Maharey said today. See... Social policy conference to focus on what works [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00052.htm


    Peter Jackson Airport Receives United Support

    - Miramar resident and United Future MP Gordon Copeland today backed calls to rename Wellington airport “Peter Jackson Airport”. See... Copeland backs call to rename airport [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00051.htm


    Dunne Excuses Himself From Tonight's Dope Debate

    - Ohariu-Belmont MP, Peter Dunne, says he won’t be attending tonight’s cannabis debate in the electorate between Progressive leader, Jim Anderton, and Green MP, Nandor Tanczos, ''because I’m more interested in celebrating the success of my constituents than in promoting the Greens’ anti-family, pro-drug policies''. See... School success defeats dopy debate [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00048.htm


    NZTE To Promote Jobs & Growth Online

    - Making sure that up-and-coming companies are best utilising the capital markets is an important factor in the drive to improve our economic and social performance, Economic Development Minister Jim Anderton said today. See... Anderton Welcomes New Service To Promote Jobs [1] and NZTE Launches New Service To Assist Bus. Growth [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00046.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0312/S00022.htm


    Community Courts Won't Solve The Problems

    e Government's planned community courts won't solve the problems facing our clogged justice system, says National's Justice spokesman Richard Worth. See... Proposed community courts won't solve problems [1] . See also... Justice delayed is justice denied [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00043.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00034.htm


    Dr Brash Defends His Asia Cred.

    - Last week, the Asia 2000 Foundation sponsored the Seriously Asia Forum, and there has been quite a lot of media comment on the fact that Opposition political parties, and I in particular, were notable for our absence. It has been suggested that this shows that the National Party is half-hearted in its commitment to the development of the relationship between New Zealand and Asia. See... Brash - Address to the Asia Forum [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00042.htm


    Govt Welcomes Scampi Inquiry Report

    - The Primary Production Committee's report on its scampi fishery inquiry is commendably thorough and its recommendations are usefully clear and specific, says Fisheries Minister Pete Hodgson. See... Scampi inquiry delivers thorough report [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00035.htm


    Greig Could Be Outski Tomorrow - Greens

    - Green MP Keith Locke says the Prime Minister could act to remove the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security. "She is playing with words by saying she does not have the power to remove him," said Green Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Mr Locke. See... Clark Not Impotent, Greig Could Be Outski Tomorrow [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00038.htm

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