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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY: Foreshore & Seabed Bill To Be Passed This Week
PM's Presser: PM On CPAG & Foreshore & Seabed
Iwi CEO Mystified By SIS Investigation Claim
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Colin Powell Resigns As US Secretary of State
William Rivers Pitt On The Victory In Fallujah
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
SCOOP SPECIAL REPORT: American Coup II: Ohio Vote Recount Gets Green Light
American Coup II: An Anti-dote To Fresh Yak Dung
American Coup II: A Rat Named Republicanus Floridius

SCOOP COLUMNS:
MediaRave: Analysis Of The Media Impacts Of Holmes' Defection
Hard News & More Is There!
Poll Watch: TV One News
Uri Avnery On The Death Of Arafat
Between The Lines: The Struggle Against War Rejoined
Between The Lines: An Explanation For American Agression
Manuel Valenzuela: The Enlightenment of Resistance
William Marina: Empires as Ages of Religious Ignorance
Scoop Columnist David Miller (UK) Launches Spinwatch.org
John Roughan's Letter From Honiara
Kamala Sarup: The Power Of The Pen

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
GPJA Organising Huge Free Zaoui Public Rally Dec 4
Act's The Letter - It’s Booming
Nandor Applauds Victoria Uni. Move To Open Source
PM To Chile For APEC
Peter Dunne Miffed At Nat's Boycott Of His Inquiry
Govt. Addressing Risky Drinking In A Conference
Dunne Bemused At Nat's Blumsky Selection
NZ's Foreign Owned Banks Tax Bill Increased
Intl. Award For BOP Housing & Employment Scheme
Special Education Funding To Be Increased Next Year
Public Service Staff Growing Strongly
New Planning System For Marine Reserves

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Scoop Is In The House

– For Today's Questions see... Questions for Oral Answer 16 November 2004 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00345.htm

LEAD STORY:
Foreshore & Seabed Bill To Be Passed This Week

- Maori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia is pleased that by the end of this week, with the passing of the governments foreshore and seabed legislation, traditional Maori rights and interests will be guaranteed, protected and enhanced in perpetuity. See... Interests of whanau, hapu and iwi to be protected [1] MORE: - Govt - Changes to Seabed Bill protect Maori interests [2] - Govt. - Improvements to the Foreshore and Seabed Bill [3] - NZ First - Support Foreshore And Seabed Legislation [4] - National - Public shut out again from foreshore issue [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00358.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00355.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00352.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00346.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00348.htm


PM's Presser: PM On CPAG & Foreshore & Seabed

- In this edition: The Prime Minister Criticises CPAG's Child Poverty Report - Seabed and Foreshore Bill's Progress. See... PM's Presser – Poverty and Legislative Progress [1] ALSO: - Dr David Craig - CPAG Author Angrily Responds To PM's Criticism [2] - Full CPAG Report - 'Cut Price Kids' [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00193.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00212.htm
[3] - http://www.cpag.org.nz/Final_cut_price_kids.pdf


Iwi CEO Mystified By SIS Investigation Claim

- Tauranga-based Ngaiterangi Iwi chief executive Brian Dickson is bemused by recent reports the Government's Security Intelligence Service (SIS) is investigating him. See… Ngaiterangi CEO Mystified By SIS Investigation [1] ALSO: Iwi Work Together To Provide Services For Maori [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00126.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00129.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Zaoui Public Rally on 2nd Anniversary Of Detention [1]
  • Cherie Blair to Visit New Zealand [2]
  • Greens Say Follow Britain and ban junk food advertising [3]
  • Water Conservation Order for the Mohaka River [4]
  • New telephone service will benefit Deaf people [5]
  • Summer is a coming in - Be Prepared [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00124.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0411/S00070.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00344.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00342.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00338.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0411/S00046.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00170.htm
    Bye Bye Powell - Remembered For His UN Iraq-WMD Speech.

    Colin Powell Resigns As US Secretary of State

    - SECRETARY POWELL: Well, good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. As you know from the White House announcement earlier today, I submitted my resignation as Secretary of State to President Bush on Friday. See... US Secretary of State Colin Powell Resigns [1] ALSO: - Colin Powell's Resignation Will Have Little Impact [2] - Secretary Powell's Letter of Resignation [3] - State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for November 15 [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00163.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00162.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00172.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00171.htm


    William Rivers Pitt On The Victory In Fallujah

    - The top story on the New York Times website on Monday morning read, ''Rebels Routed in Fallujah''. It's a good thing, too, because we need to be fighting the terrorists over there in Iraq instead of over here in America. See... William Rivers Pitt: His Red Right Hand [1] MORE COMMENT ON FALLUJAH: - Fallujah Eyewitness Account: Tragedy Engulfs City [2] - Sheila Samples: Haunted Empire [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00208.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00209.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00191.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Genocide Warnings Of Ethnic Hate in Côte D'ivoire [1]
  • Report On Srebrenica Massacre Should Spur Action [2]
  • Independent Probe Into Mob Killings In Cambodia [3]
  • UN To Withdraw Peace Operation From Timor-Leste 05 [4]
  • US Greens: Recount in Ohio a Sure Thing [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00168.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00167.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00166.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00165.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00164.htm


    SCOOP SPECIAL REPORT - American Coup II

    http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=usacoup
    Keith Olbermann - The Last Reporter Standing

    American Coup II: Ohio Vote Recount Gets Green Light

    - On Thursday, David Cobb, the Green Party’s 2004 presidential candidate, announced his intention to seek a recount of the vote in Ohio. See... US Greens: Recount in Ohio a Sure Thing [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00164.htm


    American Coup II: An Anti-dote To Fresh Yak Dung

    - As Dogskinreporters know, I draw material from an eclectic hodgepodge of locales. My waterfront includes writers on the fringe, writers on the fringe of the fringe, and even a few lost souls who have dropped completely off the edge. See... The Dog Skin Report: It's The Bourbon, Stupid! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00206.htm


    American Coup II: A Rat Named Republicanus Floridius

    - I smell a rat. It has that distinctive and all-too-familiar odor of the species Republicanus floridius . We got a nasty bite from this pest four years ago and never quite recovered. Symptoms of a long-term infection are becoming distressingly apparent. See... Colin Shea: I Smell a Rat [1] MORE: Full Coverage of American Coup II [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00198.htm
    [2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=usacoup


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    MediaRave: Analysis Of The Media Impacts Of Holmes' Defection

    - Media coverage of Holmes’ defection from TVNZ has been unprecedented. The story has both a human interest and a business angle: another chapter in a much scrutinized public life, and a huge ratings issue for television. See... John Dee: Life With And Without Holmes [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00207.htm


    Hard News & More Is There!

    - Dorothy G. Dean of Bluff has died, but not, she would have expected, gone to Heaven. I was saddened last night to hear that my favourite correspondent, a 74 year-old, self-described ''liberal, staunch Labour feminist sceptic atheist'' had suddenly ... See... Public Address 16/11/04 - Dorothy! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00205.htm


    Poll Watch: TV One News

    - Labour 44 National 38 NZ First 5 Greens 4 United Future 3 ACT 3 Maori 1 See... Scoop Poll Watch: One News Colmar Brunton Poll [1] . See also... Scoop Poll Watch: NBR-Phillips Fox Poll 12.11.04 [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00203.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00179.htm


    Uri Avnery On The Death Of Arafat

    - ''Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth, Lest the Lord see it, and it displease him.'' This biblical injunction (Proverbs 24:17) is one of the most profound Jewish moral tenets. See... Uri Avnery: Rejoice Not... [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00202.htm


    Between The Lines: The Struggle Against War Rejoined

    - Anti-War Groups Prepare for Post-Election Strategies to End U.S.-Iraq Occupation - Interview with Leslie Cagan, national coordinator of United of Peace and Justice, conducted by Scott Harris See... Anti-War Groups Prepare Post-Election Strategies [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00201.htm


    Between The Lines: An Explanation For American Agression

    - U.S. Quest for Oil Drives Dangerous Foreign Policy - Interview with Michael Klare, director of the Peace and World Security Studies program, at Hampshire College, conducted by Melinda Tuhus. See... U.S. Quest for Oil Drives Dangerous Foreign Policy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00200.htm


    Manuel Valenzuela: The Enlightenment of Resistance

    - Into the infancy of the 21st century has humanity somehow managed to reach, despite our insatiable addiction for violence and suffering that has for millennia been both endemic and devastating, in spite of the continued tribalism… See... Manuel Valenzuela: The Enlightenment of Resistance [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00204.htm


    William Marina: Empires as Ages of Religious Ignorance

    - In his October 17th New York Times article, ''Without a Doubt,'' Ron Suskind recounts a conversation with a senior Bush adviser in the summer of 2002, who noted that people such as Suskind were ''in what we call the reality-based community.'' See... George Bush’s Crusade and American Fundamentalism [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00199.htm


    Scoop Columnist David Miller (UK) Launches Spinwatch.org

    - This week sees the launch of a major new website called SpinWatch, http://www.spinwatch.org/ that aims to counter corporate PR and government propaganda. See... Fed Up With Government Lies And Corporate Spin? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00197.htm


    John Roughan's Letter From Honiara

    - This week Solomon Islands plays host to a two-day conference of its Development Partners, those generous nations that are keeping us afloat with funds. Without their assistance, our small nation would have already sunk below the waves. Yet, it this a true? See... John Roughan: The Village Is The Private Sector! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00196.htm


    Kamala Sarup: The Power Of The Pen

    - We should not forget how media coverage during the Vietnam war, and the media coverage in Bosnia and Kosovo, and how media in India and Pakistan have prevented all the conflicts. So, we have questions. Can the media really prevent present conflicts? See... Kamala Sarup: Press Freedom & Armed Conflict [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00194.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00316.htm
    Greens Say Goodbye To Northerner Night Train.

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    GPJA Organising Huge Free Zaoui Public Rally Dec 4

    - Global Peace and Justice Auckland is organising a Public Rally outside Mt Eden Prison on Saturday 4th December at 12noon – the second anniversary of his detention without trial. See... Zaoui Public Rally on 2nd Anniversary Of Detention [1] ALSO: Two Years Too Late - Free Ahmed Zaoui [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00124.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00125.htm


    Act's The Letter - It’s Booming

    - The economy is growing. Record volumes of freight are being moved, a first indicator of growth. The much predicted slow down shows no sign of coming. Judging from our suburb we predict the Warehouse sold record amounts of fireworks. ... See... The Letter: IT’S BOOMING [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00340.htm


    Nandor Applauds Victoria Uni. Move To Open Source

    Green Tertiary Education and IT Spokesperson Nandor Tanczos is hailing Victoria University's move to open source servers and suggests that Waikato University look at following suit. See... Cut Costs At IT Giants' Expense, Not Students [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00339.htm


    PM To Chile For APEC

    - Prime Minister Helen Clark leaves on Thursday for the annual APEC economic leaders’ summit in Santiago, Chile. See... PM to attend APEC leaders’ meeting in Chile [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00334.htm


    Peter Dunne Miffed At Nat's Boycott Of His Inquiry

    - United Future leader, Peter Dunne, says he’s disappointed the National Party has decided to boycott the proposed select committee inquiry into New Zealand’s constitutional arrangements. See... Dunne regrets National’s short-term focus [1] MORE: - National - Helen Clark and Tim Barnett should apologise [2] - National - Let the people decide - National rejects inquiry [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00350.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00354.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00347.htm


    Govt. Addressing Risky Drinking In A Conference

    - Associate Health Minister Damien O'Connor will tomorrow host a meeting to outline a major campaign tackling our risky drinking culture. See... Minister to outline alcohol campaign [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00357.htm


    Dunne Bemused At Nat's Blumsky Selection

    - United Future leader Peter Dunne is “genuinely bemused” at former United Future President Mark Blumksy’s selection yesterday as National’s Wellington Central candidate. See... Dunne applauds Nats’ generosity to Blumsky [1] MORE: - ACT - Franks Welcomes Blumsky's Wgtn Central Bid [2] - Labour - Hobbs welcomes Blumsky to the race [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00356.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00336.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00335.htm


    NZ's Foreign Owned Banks Tax Bill Increased

    - A bill introduced into Parliament today will ensure that foreign-owned banks operating in New Zealand pay sufficient tax on their New Zealand income. See... Banks to pay more tax under new rules [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00353.htm


    Intl. Award For BOP Housing & Employment Scheme

    -A Bay of Plenty community trust has won international praise for its innovative work providing housing and employment for local people. See... International housing award for BOP group [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00351.htm


    Special Education Funding To Be Increased Next Year

    - The number of students with special education needs receiving additional specialist teacher and support time is to increase from 550 to 1000 per year from 2005, Associate Education Minister Marian Hobbs announced today. See... Special education: Supplementary learning support [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00343.htm


    Public Service Staff Growing Strongly

    - The government is delivering on its commitment to deliver strong public services, with a new survey showing public service staff numbers up by six per cent this year, State Services Minister Trevor Mallard said today. See... Public service strengthens further [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00341.htm


    New Planning System For Marine Reserves

    - The way in which new marine reserves are planned for in New Zealand waters is to be restructured to better incorporate the views of a wider variety of groups using the ocean, and to ensure a more systematic approach. See... New planning system for marine reserves announced [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00333.htm


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