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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY: Support Growing For Large Zaoui Public Rally
Nats Officially Get On The Cullen Super Bus
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Nigeria Losing $7billion USD Annually In Oil Theft
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
American Coup II: US Presidential Election Recounts Sought In Two More States

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News & More Is There!
Kevin List: When Richard Defended Donna
Democracy's Struggle In Ukraine – The Backstory
John Roughan's Letter From Honiara
Keith Rankin Remembers Erebus
Marjorie Cohn: The Road From My Lai To Fallujah
Ivan Eland: Winning & Losing In Fallujah
Nepal's Rebels Given 50 Days To Start Negotiating
Norman Solomon: Iran As The New Iraq
UQ Wire: Guess Who's Been Consorting With The Enemy?
Uri Avnery On The Likely Next Palestinian President Abu Mazen

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Relationships Bill Delay A Kick In The Teeth
DomPost Receives A Humour Lesson From Robson
The Myth Of Free Education & The Winz Grants That Pay For It
Digitally Enhanced Numeracy & Literacy @ Brooklyn School
Bill English Seeks Heads To Roll Over COOL-IT
White Collar Share Sharks Face New Laws
Education & Coroner's Bills Introduced
Health Questions Remain Unanswered
Teaching Excellence Supported In New Initiative
DHB Appointments & Chairs Announced
Cost Benefit Analysis On Canned Project Aqua Released
Kedgley To Stand Against Booboo In Wellywood
12 Students On Glide Time For The Holiday's
Aged Care Funding Needs Urgent Attention
Prostitution Petition Update

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

– For today's questions of the day see... Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 30 November [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00626.htm

LEAD STORY:
Support Growing For Large Zaoui Public Rally

- GPJA is delighted that support for the Public Rally calling for freedom for Ahmed Zaoui is building quickly. The Rally will be held at Midday Saturday at Mt Eden Prison. See... Two Years Too Late! Public Rally Free Ahmed Zaoui [1] ALSO: Zaoui Postering Wednesday 7pm - Rally Sat 12 noon [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00258.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00253.htm


Nats Officially Get On The Cullen Super Bus

- Opposition Leader Don Brash tonight confirmed the National Party's support for the New Zealand Superannuation Fund. See... Security in Superannuation [1] and Brash: Superannuation is secure speech [2] REACTION: - Michael Cullen - Brash flip-flop welcome [3] - CTU - Support for Super Gives Certainty [4] - NZ First - National Signs Up To Join Robbery Of Pensioners [5] - ACT - National Sells Out Hard-Working Kiwis [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00617.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00618.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00620.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00259.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00621.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00619.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • New tax rules for securities lending transactions [1]
  • The Fundy Post: Welcome back [2]
  • Positive Contributions to Race Relations November [3]
  • Search for missing aircraft [4]
  • 1000 Privacy Complaints Each Year [5]
  • Labour young gun aims for Clutha-Southland [6]
  • West Papua Flag Raising noon cnr Queen St [7]
  • Meridian Energy welcomes High Court decision [8]
  • Building Consents Issued: October 2004 [9]
  • NZ students win medals for outstanding performance [10]
  • NZ/ASEAN Trade Agreement - Think ten years out! [11]
  • Tim Barcode: Beware:‘Geeks Bearing Gifts’ is really funny [12]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00630.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00257.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00260.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00265.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00264.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00263.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00254.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0411/S00391.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0411/S00386.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0411/S00383.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0411/S00378.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0411/S00204.htm


    Nigeria Losing $7billion USD Annually In Oil Theft

    - [1] AT a price regime of between 45 and 50 US dollars, Nigeria is suspected to be losing seven billion dollars, about 900billion naira in the local currency yearly, to oil theft. This theft is widely known in the country, as illegal oil bunkering. See... Nigeria Loses $7billion Yearly To Oil Theft [2] ALSO:Clamour For Political Reforms Grow In Nigeria [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00324.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00324.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00325.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Gush Shalom: Palestinian elections and new leaders [1]
  • Nepal: Peace talk deadline [2]
  • Kosovo Albanians Must Provide Serbs Security [3]
  • Wave Of Racist Violence Sweeps Corsica (France) [4]
  • India: Bhopal - human rights in toxic shock [5]
  • State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for November 29 [6]
  • Powell Remarks After Meeting With King of Bahrain [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00322.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00326.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00323.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00317.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00316.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00329.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00327.htm


    SCOOP SPECIAL REPORT - American Coup II:
    American Coup II: US Presidential Election Recounts Sought In Two More States

    - David Cobb, the 2004 Green Party presidential candidate, today filed official requests for a recount of the presidential ballots cast in New Mexico and Nevada. See... Cobb Expands Recount To Nevada, New Mexico [1] MORE: - Kerry Supports Ohio Vote Investigation - Jackson [2] - Jesse Jackson Demands Ohio Recount, Blasts GOP [3] See also...Full Coverage of American Coup II [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00330.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00393.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00380.htm
    [4] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=usacoup



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    Scoop's SPOOKS Special Feature - Spy Row Full Coverage

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News & More Is There!

    - With various lobby groups pouring on the last-minute moral panic, it appears that the vote on Thursday's second reading of the Civil Union Bill might be a little tighter than anticipated. Surprisingly, this morning's Herald story lists Don Brash and Pansy ... See... Public Address 30/11/04 - Real Conscience [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00385.htm


    Kevin List: When Richard Defended Donna

    - Today ACT's newest MP Kenneth Wang will make his Parliamentary debut in the House. Mr Wang replaces Donna Awatere-Huata who was finally evicted from her parliamentary offices two weeks ago courtesy of a Supreme Court decision. See... Hello Ken Wang - Goodbye Donna Awatere-Huata [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00390.htm


    Democracy's Struggle In Ukraine – The Backstory

    - If you want some sense of why major American media are not to be trusted, read these articles on the Ukrainian election that give the back story concealed in most American coverage – Sam Smith. See... Undermews: America's Role In Ukraine [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00387.htm


    John Roughan's Letter From Honiara

    - It had to happen at some time and so it did down in Sa'a, South Malaita, recently. Solomons' latest communications tool, Pfnet, had finally arrived in the village and young people were truly excited about linking up with the rest of the world through ... See... Strengthening Our Youth! Weakening Our Olos? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00383.htm


    Keith Rankin Remembers Erebus

    - It has been instructive to reflect on the loss of TE901 on Mt Erebus, 25 years ago on Sunday. See... Keith Rankin: Reckoning Risk [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00382.htm


    Marjorie Cohn: The Road From My Lai To Fallujah

    - Thirty-six years later, NBC war correspondent Kevin Sites, embedded with the U.S. Marines in Fallujah, wrote in his November 10 blog: ''The Marines are operating with liberal rules of engagement.'' See... Marjorie Cohn: Setting Conditions for War Crimes [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00392.htm


    Ivan Eland: Winning & Losing In Fallujah

    - The U.S. military ''victory'' in Falluja is unlikely to change the dismal course of the guerilla war in Iraq. Military history has repeatedly shown why the cliché ''winning the battle and losing the war'' has crept into popular culture. See... Ivan Eland: Failure after Falluja? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00391.htm


    Nepal's Rebels Given 50 Days To Start Negotiating

    -Maoist rebels recently rejected the latest offer and deadline set by the Government for peace talks to end a bloody revolt which has killed thousands of people. Prachanda said, that the government had not created a favourable atmosphere for negotiations, ... See... Peace And Nepal's Largely Tourism-Based Economy [1] and Indra Adhikari: Nepal - Peace Talk Deadline [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00389.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00381.htm


    Norman Solomon: Iran As The New Iraq

    - Top officials in Washington are now promoting jitters about Iran's nuclear activities, while media outlets amplify the message. A confrontation with Tehran is on the second-term Bush agenda. So, we're encouraged to obliquely think about the unthinkable. See... News Media In The 60th Year Of The Nuclear Age [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00386.htm


    UQ Wire: Guess Who's Been Consorting With The Enemy?

    - Three years and counting since the 9.11 attack without an official investigation to whose results the American people are privy, and the questions are only growing thornier. See... UQ Wire: Consorting With The Enemy? (In 3 Parts) [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00394.htm


    Uri Avnery On The Likely Next Palestinian President Abu Mazen

    - Avnery - a longtime observer of the Palestinian political scene and participant in dialogue with many of its leading figures - analyses the dilemmas and opportunities facing Abu Mazen, a scapegoat. See... Uri Avnery: ''Give Me Some Credit!'' [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00384.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00258.htm
    FREE ZAOUI RALLY THIS SUNDAY - MT EDEN PRISON

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Relationships Bill Delay A Kick In The Teeth

    - PrideAlliance is very concerned that the passing of the Relationships (Statutory References) Bill may be postponed. Without it, civil unions will be completely toothless, conferring no rights whatsoever on couples who enter in to a union. See... Relationships Bill Delay A Kick In The Teeth [1] & Select Committee Report on Civil Unions Welcomed [2] MORE: - Campaign Against Civil-Unions - Report on flawed Civil Union Bill [3] - Tim Barnett - Civil Union Bill Hits The Ground Running [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00261.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00255.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00262.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00256.htm


    DomPost Receives A Humour Lesson From Robson

    - Your reporter and sub-editor obviously need a lesson in developing a sense of humour. It is a necessary part of day-to-day functioning and helps prevent stress-related diseases. See... Humour Lessons: Robson Writes To DomPost [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00625.htm


    The Myth Of Free Education & The Winz Grants That Pay For It

    - Free education is a myth, United Future's Bernie Ogilvy said today in revealing that families are increasingly turning to Winz to pay schooling costs, with such grants and loans up from $2.9 million to $4.6 million in the past five years. See... Parents Asking Winz To Meet School Costs [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00636.htm


    Digitally Enhanced Numeracy & Literacy @ Brooklyn School

    - Education Minister Trevor Mallard today launched an innovative project at Wellington's Brooklyn school that will use information and communication technologies (ICT) to improve junior students’ literacy and numeracy. See... Digital Opportunities Project Supports Learning [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00629.htm


    Bill English Seeks Heads To Roll Over COOL-IT

    - National's Education spokesman, Bill English, says Christchurch Polytech must sack CEO John Scott for his gross mismanagement of the conflict of interest at the heart of the COOL-IT scandal. See... Maharey must sack CPIT boss [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00634.htm


    White Collar Share Sharks Face New Laws

    - Commerce Minister Margaret Wilson today introduced to Parliament a bill designed to strengthen the laws on insider trading and other financial market misconduct. See... New laws to strengthen markets [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00633.htm


    Education & Coroner's Bills Introduced

    - A bill designed to reform education legislation and improve the administration of policy was introduced into parliament today by Education Minister Trevor Mallard. See... Education Amendment Bill tabled [1] and Coroners Bill introduced [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00639.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00632.htm


    Health Questions Remain Unanswered

    - Health Minister Annette King today failed to explain to New Zealanders why health services have only increased marginally, despite a seven percent rise in hospital spending, ACT Health Spokesman Heather Roy said today. See... Health Minister still offers no answers [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00638.htm


    Teaching Excellence Supported In New Initiative

    - A major new intiative to support excellence in tertiary teaching was announced today by Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Minister Steve Maharey. See... New initiative to support teaching excellence [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00637.htm


    DHB Appointments & Chairs Announced

    - Health Minister Annette King has announced the names of deputy chairs for District Health Boards, and the names of some appointees to each board. See... Minister makes DHB appointments [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00635.htm


    Cost Benefit Analysis On Canned Project Aqua Released

    - The final national cost benefit analysis on proposals to take water from the Waitaki River was released by Economic Development Minister Jim Anderton today. See... Waitaki National Cost Benefit Report Released [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00628.htm


    Kedgley To Stand Against Booboo In Wellywood

    - Two-term MP Sue Kedgley has been selected unopposed as the Green Party's candidate for the Wellington Central electorate. See... Kedgley confirmed as Wellington Central candidate [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00627.htm


    12 Students On Glide Time For The Holiday's

    - Twelve tertiary students will have the opportunity to gain work experience and explore future career prospects in the public service this summer through a new Public Service Internship Programme, State Services Minister Trevor Mallard announced today. See... Public service internship programme starts [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00624.htm


    Aged Care Funding Needs Urgent Attention

    - National's Senior Citizens spokeswoman, Lynda Scott, says it is now crucial that the Government urgently addresses the funding of aged-care services. See... Aged-care services in crisis [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00623.htm


    Prostitution Petition Update

    - Gordon Copeland and Larry Baldock, United Future MPs and the promoters of a petition concerning the Prostitution Act today issued an update on progress. See... Prostitution Petition Update [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00615.htm

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