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Today's Scoop Just Politics News Summary

Today's Scoop Just Politics News Summary

POLITICS HEADLINES:
Pacific News: Reformers Had Enough - Tonga Set Ablaze During Riots
Politics News: Brash Wins High Court Injuction Prohibiting Publication of Stolen E-Mails
Trade News: Goff Still Hopeful Of Doha Resurrection!
Justice: No Crime, No Charge, Will Thomas Yadegary Remain In Prison?
Together At Last: Despite Being Strange Bedfellows, Stadium Match-Makes ACT n Greens
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Pacific News: Reformers Had Enough - Tonga Set Ablaze During Riots

UPDATE: The New Zealand Government is investigating how it can assist Tonga to restore peace and order while constitutional/democratic reform dawns on the Pacific island state. Also, Tonga Now website reports Tonga's main town, Nuku’alofa, was an inferno last night. "Shoreline headquarters is gone, the Leiola Duty Free Store, Cowley’s, Pacifica Royale, and major Chinese outlets are up in smoke. All flights into and out of the Kingdom have been cancelled." See... Scoop Link: Tonga Now Reports Nuku'alofa Set Ablaze [1]
ALSO:

  • NZ Govt - Peters condemns rioters in Tonga [2]
  • MFAT - Tonga: Foreign Affairs Updates Travel Advice [3]
  • House of Travel - Tonga Riots [4]
    Scoop Audio.Scoop Video: Tonga - An Island On The Brink


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00304.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00333.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00249.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0611/S00344.htm


    Politics News: Brash Wins High Court Injuction Prohibiting Publication of Stolen E-Mails

    National Party Leader Don Brash has obtained a High Court order restraining the publication or distribution of copies of email correspondence which is believed to have been stolen from his computer. See... Brash Wins Court Order Blocking Email Publication [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00354.htm


    Trade News: Goff Still Hopeful Of Doha Resurrection!

    Trade Minister Phil Goff today announced that during Ministerial discussions at the APEC summit in Ha Noi Vietnam, it was agreed that a draft statement on a Free Trade Agreement for the Asia-Pacific, as a long-term objective for the region, would be sent to APEC Leaders for consideration at their meeting on 18-19 November. A final APEC position can be expected to flow from that discussion. See... Doha Key New Zealand Priority at APEC - Goff [1]
    ALSO:

  • NZ Govt - Peters welcomes APEC unity on North Korea [2]
  • NZ Govt - Peters signs consultation arrangement with Russia [3]
  • NZ Govt - Govt tourism leaders from China and NZ meet [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00353.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00335.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00334.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00351.htm


    Justice: No Crime, No Charge, Will Thomas Yadegary Remain In Prison?

    Thomas Yadegary will appear once more in the Auckland District Court in Albert Street today at 2.15pm where Immigration Ministry lawyers will argue for his continuing incarceration after more than 2 years in prison without charge or trial. Thomas is an Iranian who is being held in prison because he refuses to sign papers which would result in him being forced to return to Iran where his life would be at risk. Supporters will gather outside the court from 1pm. See... Thomas Yadegary in Court Today Will he be released [1]
    ALSO:

  • PQs - David Cunliffe Answers Parliamentary Questions on Yadegary Case [2]
  • United Future - Copeland: New Zealand human rights failure [3]
  • Selwyn Manning - Amnesty Does U-Turn On Yadegary Case [4]
  • Scoop - FULL COVERAGE of Immigration Issues in NZ [5]
  • Scoop Editorial - Cunliffe Must Explain Why He Abandoned Support For Asylum-Seeker's Plight

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00248.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00332.htm#_Toc151459048
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00339.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00486.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/features/nauru.html


    Together At Last: Despite Being Strange Bedfellows, Stadium Match-Makes ACT n Greens

    On Sunday at 2pm, Auckland-based Green Party MP Keith Locke and Act New Zealand Leader Rodney Hide will be co-hosting a public meeting at the Aotea Centre. The meeting will enable a diverse range of Aucklanders from all walks of life to discuss and demonstrate why there are better options than the waterfront stadium for Auckland, and the nation. See... Greens, Act Co-Host Public meeting on Stadium [1]
    ALSO:
    Video.Video: [2] Here is an animation video of the proposed stadium courtesy of Warren and Mahoney architects. See... Video: Animation Of Proposed Waterfront Stadium [3]

  • Online Poll - Stadium decision time for Auckland City Council [4]
  • Eden Park - New image of redeveloped Eden Park [5]
  • Auckland Regional Council - ARC wants public feedback on stadium proposals [6]
  • FULL COVERAGE - The Stadium Debate [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00352.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0611/S00227.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0611/S00227.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0611/S00167.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0611/S00322.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0611/S00185.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00206.htm


    SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:

  • Questions And Answers - Thursday 16 November 2006 [1]
  • Questions And Answers - Wednesday 15 Nov 2006 [2]
  • Questions And Answers - Tuesday 14 November 2006 [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00332.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00290.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00261.htm


    MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES:

  • NZ Govt - Wellington region must unite [1]
  • NZ Govt - NZ/Mexico sign double tax agreement [2]
  • National - Teachers are already too busy [3]
  • National - Housing rort: Still waiting for answers [4]
  • United Future - Dunne calls for climate change summit [5]
  • ACT - Hide Pays Tribute To Milton Friedman [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00357.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00347.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00355.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00340.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00346.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00341.htm


    POLITICAL COLUMNS:

  • Murray McCully- www.mccully.co.nz - 17 November 2006 [1]
  • Heather Roy - Heather Roy's Diary: New Zealand Memorial [2]
  • Wayne Mapp - The Mapp Report - 17 November 2006 [3]
  • Richard Worth - NewsWorthy - 17 November 2006 [4]
  • Matt Robson - Robson On Politics - 16 November 2006 [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00356.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00349.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00344.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00343.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00243.htm


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