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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Senior Intelligence Contact Says Operation Leaf Broader Than Just Politics
David Miller On The New APEC
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Colin Powell's Farewell Visit To The Holy Land
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
American Coup II: Dr. Freeman Updates Paper On Exit Polls
American Coup II: Truthout's William Rivers Pitt Address On Coup 2004

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News & More Is There!
Barbara Sumner Burstyn: A Letter To Liberal America
Steven Gray Gives Passion DVD A Thumbs Down
Patricia Johnson: The Post Election Moral Front Line
Kamala Sarup: Can Peace Negotiations Be Won?
William Jenkins: Compromise Is Not The Word Of The Day
Mary Pitt: When Being Right Hurts
Former Speaker Appointed To Waitangi Tribunal

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Kenneth Wang Joins The ACT Ranks In Parliament
Goff Outlines New Criminal Forfeiture Regime
New NZ Ambassador To Japan
500th Modern Apprentice Becomes Tradesperson
Secondary Schools Expected To Miss Overseas Student's $$$
Wellington Women's Hospital Officially Baby Friendly
Katherine Rich Requests Yet Another Grant Inquiry
RBNZ Governors Reappointed
Govt. Urged To Accept Retirement Policy Suggestions
14 Hours For Emergency Service Response Too Long – Ryall
United Future Focuses On Family Income
Mallard;s Prejudice Seen In Child Care Funding Announcement
Transport Gurus' Views Warmly Received By Baldock
Rodney Hide's Hubbard Comments Ridiculous – Anderton

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LEAD STORY:
Senior Intelligence Contact Says Operation Leaf Broader Than Just Politics

- A senior figure in the New Zealand intelligence network has confirmed the Security Intelligence Service (SIS) has indeed investigated Maori groups, politicians, and networks – that Operation leaf acquired not just political intelligence but included financial and personal information on “targets”. See... SIS Spy Operation Broader Than Just Politics [1] For reaction to Scoop's Scoop see...STORY OF THE WEEK


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00290.htm


David Miller On The New APEC

- This year’s APEC summit has been held at a time of uncertainty, division, tension and yet optimism for the organisation. It has commenced as members individually, or as part of smaller localised bloc, seek to promote different agendas, resolve tensions with rival governments or to re-assure allies of their support and friendship. See... David Miller Online: The Challenges for APEC [1] . MORE: - EMA (Northern) - Many Questions Hang Over NZ - China FTA [2] - White House - Bush Addresses Trade, Security, Democracy at APEC [3] , Bush, Koizumi Discuss Dollar, North Korea, Iraq [4] & Bush, Hu Discuss Economic and Security Cooperation [5] - COHA - The Sizzle vs. the Steak [6] - Scoop - FULL COVERAGE: New Zealand At APEC 2004 [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00295.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0411/S00300.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00260.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00259.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00258.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00251.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00303.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Large Offshore Quake Felt Widely In South Island [1]
  • Navy Ships Te Kaha and Endeavour Heading Home [2]
  • Dunedin Man To Receive Award For Act Of Bravery [3]
  • Monarchists’ laughable defence of Prince Charles [4]
  • Train Commuters Receive Red Carpet Surprise [5]
  • ‘Boom’ Christmas Expected for Retailers [6]
  • Auckland Airport sees over 11 million passengers [7]
  • Largest Rise in Capital Goods Prices since 2000 [8]
  • Another Stylish Performance From Dan Carter [9]
  • Green MP to lead 'Critical Mass' cyclists in Auck. [10]
  • Positive message in UN fishing resolutions [11]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0411/S00062.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00196.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00194.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00189.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00188.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0411/S00308.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0411/S00306.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0411/S00305.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0411/S00302.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00486.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00480.htm


    Colin Powell's Farewell Visit To The Holy Land

    - : Well, good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. I am very pleased to be back in Jericho and to have had the opportunity to meet with the Palestinian leadership; you know I met with Abu Ala'a and Abu Mazen as well as President Fattouh and other ... See... Colin L. Powell Remarks to the Press in Jericho [1] MORE POWELL IN ISRAEL/OT: - Powell Interview With Israel Television Channel 1 [2] - Powell Remarks With Israeli FM Silvan Shalom [3] - Powell Remarks With Israeli PM Ariel Sharon [4] - Powell Remarks to the Press En Route to Tel Aviv [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00257.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00256.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00255.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00254.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00240.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • ISM Updates From Palestine [1]
  • Colombia: A Wanton Waste of Money, Manpower, Lives [2]
  • Pacific: Urwin Welcomes Media Merger [3]
  • Brazil: Violence again unleashed over land [4]
  • Burundi: Imminent resumption of executions [5]
  • UNSC gets failing grade on 2004 African conflicts [6]
  • Arms Trade Fuelling Human Rights Abuse In Darfur [7]
  • State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for November 22 [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00252.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00250.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00249.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00248.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00247.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00245.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00244.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00253.htm

    SCOOP SPECIAL REPORT - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=usacoup
    American Coup II
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    American Coup II: Dr. Freeman Updates Paper On Exit Polls

    - Most Americans who had listened to radio or surfed the Internet on Election Day this year, sat down to watch election night coverage expecting that John Kerry had been elected President. See... The Unexplained Exit Poll Discrepancy: Part I [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00305.htm


    American Coup II: Truthout's William Rivers Pitt Address On Coup 2004

    - Section two of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution reads, in paraphrase, as follows: ''But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, ... See... William Rivers Pitt: Saving Your Right to Vote [1] MORE: - Marjorie Cohn - Litigating The Election [2] - Sam Smith - Counter-Journalism Update [3] - Bob Fitrakis - How The Ohio Election Was Rigged For Bush [4] See also...Full Coverage of American Coup II [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00300.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00299.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00296.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00293.htm
    [5] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=usacoup


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00288.htm
    Auckland Concert: Top Musicians Call For Justice For Zaoui.
    Large images of Nesian Mystik, Dave Dobbyn, Don McGlashan.

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News & More Is There!

    - The US election exit poll results that found ''moral values'' was the key issue in the minds of Republican voters have been shouted down by all sorts of people who found them inconvenient - but the first post-election Pew survey has reached almost ... See... Public Address 23/11/04 - Mo' Moral Values [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00302.htm


    Barbara Sumner Burstyn: A Letter To Liberal America

    - Since the election my liberal inbox has been filled with screeds of hand-wringing articles dissecting the ascendancy of George W Bush. They all talk of winning back the heartland, reinvigorating true democracy, fighting the red-blue war of culture, ... See... You Are The Heartland [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00304.htm


    Steven Gray Gives Passion DVD A Thumbs Down

    - During all the controversy that accompanied the theatrical release of this film, people forgot to ask if it was a good film or not. The prevailing wisdom seemed to be that if you didn't have a degree in theology you had no right discussing the film. See... Steven Gray DVD Review: The Passion Of The Christ [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00298.htm


    Patricia Johnson: The Post Election Moral Front Line

    - Thirty one years ago, case law established that the government of the U.S. cannot interfere in personal decisions about reproduction, marriage and certain other aspects of family life. See... Patricia Johnson: Values vs. Morals [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00297.htm


    Kamala Sarup: Can Peace Negotiations Be Won?

    - The Peace Media Board Advisor Dr. Alok K. Bohara, already argued. ''Is there finally a golden sunrise in the land of the Buddha? Has the veteran prime minister pulled out yet another rabbit out of his hat?'' See... We Want Peace In A Way That We Can Live In Peace [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00294.htm


    William Jenkins: Compromise Is Not The Word Of The Day

    - Okay, look here. Enough is enough. If I hear one more pundit, left or right, say that the Democrats need to start recognizing how the country is becoming more conservative or how we’re only hurting ourselves if we don’t stop hurting the red states’ feelings, I swear I’m simply going to explode. You people are kidding, right? See... Reach Out To The Red States? Sorry, Not A Chance [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00292.htm


    Mary Pitt: When Being Right Hurts

    - It is well and good to be proven right in most circumstances, but there are times when being proven right brings great pain. The predicament in which we now find our once-glorious nation is one of these. See... Mary Pitt: When It Hurts To Say, ''I Told You So'' [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00291.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0411/S00130.htm
    A Public Transport Solution For The North Shore

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Former Speaker Appointed To Waitangi Tribunal

    - National Party Maori Affairs spokesman Gerry Brownlee is congratulating Doug Kidd on his appointment to the Waitangi Tribunal. “Doug Kidd is a New Zealander who has always understood that Treaty issues can’t be swept under the carpet... See... National congratulates Doug Kidd [1] MORE: - Govt. - Former Minister Appointed to Waitangi Tribunal [2] - NZ First - Gravy Train Conductor Jumps Aboard [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00498.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00484.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00493.htm


    Kenneth Wang Joins The ACT Ranks In Parliament

    - Late this morning (Monday) the Chief Electoral Officer David Henry telephoned Mr Wang asking him whether he accepted the position of MP. Following Mr Wang's acceptance a special supplement of the parliamentary Gazette was issued with the Chief Electoral Officer ... See... Chief Electoral Officer Gives New MP The Nod [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00483.htm


    Goff Outlines New Criminal Forfeiture Regime

    - A civil forfeiture regime to be introduced by the government will force criminals to prove their property was legally obtained, says Justice Minister Phil Goff. See... Civil forfeiture regime puts onus on criminals [1] and Goff Media Conference: Organised Crime and Assets [2] MORE: - National - Proceeds of crime move full of holes [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00494.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00488.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00503.htm


    New NZ Ambassador To Japan

    - Career diplomat John McArthur is to be New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Japan, Foreign Minister Phil Goff announced today. See... Goff announces new Ambassador to Japan [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00502.htm


    500th Modern Apprentice Becomes Tradesperson

    - Jacob Taylor’s success in becoming the 500th graduate of the Modern Apprenticeships programme was celebrated today by Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education) Steve Maharey. See... 500th Modern Apprenticeship graduate celebrated [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00501.htm


    Secondary Schools Expected To Miss Overseas Student's $$$

    - A significant drop in international students will bite hard on secondary school budgets, says National’s Education spokesman, Bill English. See... Schools suffer as intl’ students look elsewhere [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00499.htm


    Wellington Women's Hospital Officially Baby Friendly

    - Health Minister Annette King congratulated Wellington Women's Hospital on becoming the 14th maternity facility in New Zealand to have achieved Baby Friendly accreditation. See... Presentation of Baby Friendly Hospital Award [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00496.htm


    Katherine Rich Requests Yet Another Grant Inquiry

    - National Party Social Services spokeswoman Katherine Rich has written to two Government Ministers requesting an urgent inquiry into the Manukau Outrigger Canoeing Whare Nui Trust. See... Push for inquiry into use of Government grants [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00495.htm


    RBNZ Governors Reappointed

    - Alison Paterson and John Goulter have been re-appointed to the Reserve Bank Board as non-executive directors for a further term of five years. See... Reserve Bank board appointments [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00492.htm


    Govt. Urged To Accept Retirement Policy Suggestions

    - The Government should, at the very least, commit to removing capital gains tax and assessing tax at the marginal tax rate of the investor (with a 33% cap) for superannuation savings and similar funds in the 2005 Budget, according to United Future revenue spokesperson Gordon Copeland.. See... Government urged to commit to Stobo reforms [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00491.htm


    14 Hours For Emergency Service Response Too Long – Ryall

    - A 14-hour wait in response to a 111 call is further evidence that the emergency system is crumbling around the Government, says National’s Law and Order spokesman, Tony Ryall. See... Hawkins looks on as 111 system crumbles [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00490.htm


    United Future Focuses On Family Income

    - United Future leader Peter Dunne says boosting family incomes will be a key election issue next year. See... Family incomes will be key election issue [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00487.htm


    Mallard;s Prejudice Seen In Child Care Funding Announcement

    - “If Labour was serious about meeting the childcare needs of parents and the community he would give every child the same childcare entitlement and would let parents continue to choose care that suits them,” says National’s Education spokesman, Bill English. See... New funding pays for Mallard’s prejudice [1] MORE: - Govt. - New funding support for early childhood services [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00500.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00489.htm


    Transport Gurus' Views Warmly Received By Baldock

    - United Future transport spokesman Larry Baldock today welcomed the “real world” approach of a visiting American academic at a sustainable transport symposium in Wellington. See... Fact-driven approach to transport issues welcomed [1] and Baldock applauds optimistic worldview [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00485.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00481.htm


    Rodney Hide's Hubbard Comments Ridiculous – Anderton

    - Comments by Rodney Hide attacking the government's work in supporting business growth, including cereal company Hubbard's, are blasted as ridiculous by Progressive Leader and Minister of Economic Development, Jim Anderton today. See... ACT's anti-kiwi attitude to business growth [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00482.htm

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