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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Holmes Stood Down From Last Show – It’s Woods For The year
PM Faces A Barrage Of Questions On Tamihere
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Iraqi Transition Govt And UN Talk Elections
STORY OF THE WEEK: US Election Today: Hard News Is There!
US Election Today: Let The Stealing Begin
US Election: WARNING!!! Alternative Futures Ahead
US Election Today: Bin Laden Joins The Fun

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Stateside Images: Rosaleas' Dia De Los Muertos
Steven Gray's First Scoop DVD Review
UQ Wire: From The Ashes Of 9/11 Comes A Haunting
Suzan Mazur: Journalistic Banditry By The Old Grey Lady
Rob Kirby: The Chinese Have Come
Another Australian Immigration Injustice
Between The Lines Presents A Role Of Honour
Lancet Estimates Iraq War's Civilian Death Toll

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Greens Concerned At Goff Attitude To US Watch Lists
Goff Sees No Need To Change Self Defence Law
Negotiations Green Light For Ngäti Kahu ki Whangaroa
Mallard Reports Progress On Race Based Policy Review
Parents Using Children In Disputes Face Arrest
Cops Calling Each Other Names
Turner Turns Tables On Minister Of Many Briefings
Auckland Contamination Tests Should Be Paid For
ACT Sees $$$ Being Lost In Them Their Hills
The Kids Are Not Alright – Muriel Newman
Jailing Of Pot Using Amputee Cruel And Inhumane
Mallard Hops On A Penny Farthing For The Sake Of Exercise
Greens Seek Action On Overheated Rent
Coddington Concerned At Teaching Inconsistencies
Greens To Support Govt’s Guardianship Bill

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LEAD STORY:
Holmes Stood Down From Last Show – It’s Woods For The year

- TVNZ News boss Bill Ralston has just told Radio New Zealand that he hopes Paul Holmes will be happy in his new job at Prime Television. He said the state broadcaster was happy with Mr Holmes' decision to move on. See... NEWSFLASH: Holmes To Step Down Immediately [1] & NEWSFLASH: Paul Holmes Resigns From TVNZ [2] ALSO: - Paul Holmes - Paul Holmes Speech: Media Conference - Nov 2 [3] - Prime TV - Holmes Takes Prime New Role [4] - TVNZ - TVNZ Confirms Final Broadcast Of Paul Holmes [5] - The Radio Network - Holmes' Newstalk ZB Show Continues [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00023.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00021.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0411/S00021.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0411/S00020.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0411/S00030.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0411/S00029.htm


PM Faces A Barrage Of Questions On Tamihere

- Facing a veritable deluge of questions relating to suspended Cabinet Minister John Tamihere, the Prime Minister played a straight bat to most questions yesterday. Using rock solid defensive techniques to anything too tricky, the PM even managed a couple of bold advances down the wicket to questions relating to the Sunday Star Times and it's coverage of the Tamihere affair. See... PM's Presser: John Tamihere Vs Waipareira [1] MORE: - ACT - PM Attempts To Distance Herself From Tamihere: ACT [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00032.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00032.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Satellites To Track Car Thieves [1]
  • Nick Smith Attempts To Silence Conservationist [2]
  • Fire Fighters Want A Complete Fireworks Ban [3]
  • PSA welcomes reintegration of housing agencies [4]
  • Ericsson predicts the Death of Dial-Up [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0411/S00007.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00016.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00018.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00017.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0411/S00006.htm


    Iraqi Transition Govt And UN Talk Elections

    - The United Nations envoy for Iraq, Ashraf Qazi, met today in Baghdad with interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi for talks on the situation in the country and the UN role in helping it through the transitional process. See... Iraqi PM to Hold Talks On Transition Process [1] INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Congo: UN Civilian Worker Accused Of Child Abuse [2]
  • PNG Seizes SBS TV Reporter's Passport [3]
  • Israel: Annan Urges Children Be Shielded From Harm [4]
  • Tel Aviv - UN Envoy Condemns Suicide Attack [5]
  • Australian Army Statement - Injured Soldier Returns Home [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00032.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00031.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00029.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00028.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00026.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00025.htm


    STORY OF THE WEEK: US Election Today: Hard News Is There!

    - It will come as no surprise that, like most of the rest of the world, I am saying a secular prayer that John Kerry wins the US Presidential election. But some readers might be surprised to know that what really turns my stomach about the Bush administration ... See... Public Address 02/11/04 - It's The Science, Stupid [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00030.htm


    US Election Today: Let The Stealing Begin

    - It's not even Election Day yet, and the Kerry-Edwards campaign is already down by a almost a million votes. See... Greg Palast: 1 Million Kerry Votes Already Stolen [1] MORE ON THE STEALING OF AMERICA: - Bev Harris - Gap Found In King County Election Audit Logs [2] - Marc Ash - Honest Election [3] For Much More on this issue see Scoop's groundbreaking coverage of BLACK BOX VOTING [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00031.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00036.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00034.htm
    [4] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=usacoup


    US Election: WARNING!!! Alternative Futures Ahead

    - My Silicon Valley inventor friend -- the same innovator who had showed me his "B.S. Away!" truth spray -- was gently laughing as my jaw dropped. He had just informed me of his machine that could tap into the future. See... Three Faces of Election Eve: Choose Your Future [1] MORE ELECTION COMMENT: - Malcolm Evans - Malcolm Evans Cartoon: US Elections & Halloween [2] For Much Much More Pre-Election Comment See... STORY OF THE WEEK: The US Election (1) [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00026.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00020.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0411/S00017.htm


    US Election Today: Bin Laden Joins The Fun

    - The new bin Laden tape (click for transcript) is by far the most interesting, and perhaps most important, of the numerous dicta released from that quarter. See... Sam Smith: The Bin Laden Tape [1] and Aljazeera: Full transcript of bin Ladin's speech [2] MORE: - John Chuckman: Osama's Endorsement [3] - William Rivers Pitt - UQ Wire: Osama's Election Editorial [4] - Michel Chossudovsky - Osama Bin Laden Supports Bush Re-election [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00029.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00034.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00004.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00344.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00007.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Stateside Images: Rosaleas' Dia De Los Muertos

    - One of the loveliest things about Fruitvale is the architecture. This is a typical one-storey fancy brick shop facade from the 1930s. See... Stateside with Rosalea Images: Dia De Los Muertos [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00033.htm


    Steven Gray's First Scoop DVD Review

    - Charlie Kaufman is easily the most interesting screenwriter working in Hollyweird now. And if you enjoyed his earlier films (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation), you will not want to miss this excellent anti-romance film. See... Steven Gray: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00037.htm


    UQ Wire: From The Ashes Of 9/11 Comes A Haunting

    - Something is rising from the ashes of September 11: the spectre of questions that will haunt our country until answered. See... Day Of The Dead: The Haunting Of The White House [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00038.htm


    Suzan Mazur: Journalistic Banditry By The Old Grey Lady

    - Funny, New York Times researcher Patrick Cliff never contacted me about the tape I unearthed (no transcript provided) and the story I broke in Progressive Review, July 1, 2003. See... New York Times: The Paper Of Record & Ripoff [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00024.htm


    Rob Kirby: The Chinese Have Come

    - Well, dear reader, in my never ending quest to stay ahead of the curve, I have decided to really get out front for a change and learn a little Chinese. See... Rob Kirby: Chinese Proverbs [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00035.htm


    Another Australian Immigration Injustice

    - In July 2002, when Sereana was working to support her family, but without a permit, she was dobbed in to the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (DIMIA) and taken to Villawood detention centre. See... Sarah Stephen: Children Punished By Australian Law [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00028.htm


    Between The Lines Presents A Role Of Honour

    - An alphabetical, annotated list of several prominent government insiders -- many of them Republicans -- who have spoken out against President Bush's decision to launch the Iraq war his administration's conduct in managing the conflict. See... Insiders Who Have Criticized Bush's Iraq Policy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00027.htm


    Lancet Estimates Iraq War's Civilian Death Toll

    - ''Most individuals reportedly killed by coalition forces were women and children. The risk of death from violence in the period after the invasion was 58 times higher (95% CI 8·1-419) than in the period before the war.'' See... 100k Civilians Killed In Iraq By Coalition Forces [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00025.htm


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    Scoop Presents Steven Gray's DVD Reviews

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Greens Concerned At Goff Attitude To US Watch Lists

    - Green MP Keith Locke is criticising the Justice Minister for giving the green light to US companies that send New Zealanders' personal information to America for checking against the US anti-terrorist watchlist. See... Goff clears giving your info to US Govt [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00057.htm


    Goff Sees No Need To Change Self Defence Law

    - New Zealand's laws covering self defence are clear, longstanding and shared by most other common law jurisdiction countries, says Justice Minister Phil Goff. See... Law on self defence is clear, says Goff [1] MORE: - ACT - Goff Shows Labour's True Instincts [2] - Returning Safety And Security To The Home [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00056.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00047.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00030.htm


    Negotiations Green Light For Ngäti Kahu ki Whangaroa

    - The Crown and Ngäti Kahu ki Whangaroa have signed Terms of Negotiation for the settlement of the Far North iwi's historical Treaty of Waitangi claims. See... Far North iwi enters negotiations with Crown [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00055.htm


    Mallard Reports Progress On Race Based Policy Review

    - Coordinating Minister, Race Relations, Trevor Mallard, today announced the second phase of work for the government’s review of targeted policies and programmes. See... Second tranche of reviews announced [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00053.htm


    Parents Using Children In Disputes Face Arrest

    - Parents who use their children to get back at estranged or divorced partners by preventing their return to the parent with day-to-day care, face the possibility of arrest, says Associate Justice Minister David Benson-Pope. See... Parents obstructing return of children face arrest [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00052.htm


    Cops Calling Each Other Names

    - Disquiet within the police over the resources put into traffic duties is showing itself in a particularly ugly fashion, with instances of crime-fighting police dubbing their traffic-patrolling colleagues 'snakes', United Future law and order spokesman Marc Alexander says. See... Alexander: Cops calling other cops 'snakes' [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00051.htm


    Turner Turns Tables On Minister Of Many Briefings

    - United Future's Judy Turner has offered Education Minister Trevor Mallard a briefing on a schools drug education handbook after he said in Parliament today that he didn't know if the phrase 'harm minimisation' had been removed from it. See... Turner offers Mallard briefing on drug education [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00050.htm


    Auckland Contamination Tests Should Be Paid For

    - Green MP, Sue Kedgley says the Government has a duty to pay for tests on all the Auckland properties possibly affected by pesticide contamination. See... Government must pay for toxic tests [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00049.htm


    ACT Sees $$$ Being Lost In Them Their Hills

    - The Labour Government's land access proposals are likely to deny landowners the use of parts of their land, and cost millions of dollars in lost earnings and re-sale values, ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff predicted today. See... Land Access Could Cost Property Owners Millions [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00048.htm


    The Kids Are Not Alright – Muriel Newman

    - New information on the number of escapes from Child, Youth and Family facilities show that this Government is failing to keep troubled children and young people safe in its care, ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader and Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman. See... Kedgley questions vaccine approval process [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00045.htm


    Jailing Of Pot Using Amputee Cruel And Inhumane

    - Green Party Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today she is shocked that a severely disabled man has been sentenced to prison after being convicted of cannabis cultivation to relieve his pain. See... Jail for disabled man 'cruel and inhumane' [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00044.htm


    Mallard Hops On A Penny Farthing For The Sake Of Exercise

    - "Get on your bike" was the message today from Sport and Recreation Minister Trevor Mallard who launched New Zealand's first comprehensive and colourful history of cycling in New Zealand. See... Get on your bike, says Trevor Mallard [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00043.htm


    Greens Seek Action On Overheated Rent

    - Green MP Sue Bradford warned today that the review of the Residential Tenancies Act, as announced by Building Issues Minister Margaret Wilson, will not give New Zealanders what they need - affordable housing. See... Greens call for action on supercharged rents [1] MORE: - Govt. - Rental housing law under review [2] - Govt. - Department of Building and Housing opened today [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00042.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00035.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00037.htm


    Coddington Concerned At Teaching Inconsistencies

    - While the Teachers Council registers a man convicted of violence against an 11-year-old, it won't register teachers with speeding fines or those who've been teaching overseas, ACT New Zealand Education Spokesman Deborah Coddington revealed today. See... Teachers Council Blocks Good Teachers [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00039.htm


    Greens To Support Govt’s Guardianship Bill

    - Important new guardianship laws a step closer with support from Greens for urgency The most significant improvements to guardianship laws in almost four decades will be considered by Parliament this week thanks to the support of the Green Party. See... Important new guardianship laws a step closer [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00038.htm

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