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Top Scoop Stories - 20 November 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - November 20, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Foreign Affairs: North Korea Leads Peters' Talks In Washington

NZ POLITICS:

Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 20 November 2007
Monarchism: Queen's Representative Says Happy Diamond Anniversary
Defence: New Zealand Deployments To Afghanistan
Legislation: No Right Turn - Election Funding Bill
Political Musings: Anarchy in NZ Comes Some Time In Book Form
Climate Change: Will Latest IPCC Report Get World's Attention

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Computing & Internet: Mobile Broadband Upgrade Complete
Finance: McDouall Stuart Finance Companies Report 2007
Technology: Commerce Commission Selects Epitiro To Monitor Broadband
Sharemarket: Auckland Airport 4 Months Results (Unaudited) And Outlook

WORLD:

Foreign Affairs: Aung San Suu Kyi Meets With Myanmar Government Liaison
War Crimes: Former Khmer Rouge Leader Arrested In Cambodia
Carbon Economy: British PM Calls For Global Action On Climate Change
Avian Influenza: UK Bird Flu Update, H5N1 Confirmed At 2nd Premises

COMMENT:

Paul Buchanan: Postscript on Operation 8
MichaelCollins: The Money Party (Part 3)
Narconews.com: A Portal Into the "Dark Alliances" of the Drug War
Michael Collins: D.C. Democracy Conference Has No NASCAR Moment

LIFESTYLE:

Sport: Four Samoa Fa'afafine Boxers To Fight In Auckland
Jivin': New Head Of Contemporary Dance
Wine: Hangover Inducing Price Paid For Plonk
Flowers: Ellerslie To Move To Christchurch


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LEAD STORY

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Foreign Affairs: North Korea Leads Peters' Talks In Washington - Foreign Minister Winston Peters' recent trip to North Korea was a key focus of his meetings with leading figures of the United States Administration in Washington today (Monday US time). Mr Peters met with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, and National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley. "Today's meetings were friendly and productive," Mr Peters said. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00358.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00338.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00365.htm


Monarchism: Queen's Representative Says Happy Diamond Anniversary - The Governor-General, the Hon Anand Satyanand, has sent his best wishes and those of all New Zealanders to The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh on the occasion of their Diamond Wedding Anniversary. More [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00331.htm


Defence: New Zealand Deployments To Afghanistan - Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that the Government has made decisions on military and police deployments to Afghanistan and the Gulf region for the period up until September 2009. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00359.htm


Legislation: No Right Turn - Election Funding Bill - The Justice and Electoral committee has finally reported back on the Electoral Finance Bill, and recommended that it be passed. However, the bill has been substantially amended. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00311.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00319.htm


Political Musings: Anarchy in NZ Comes Some Time In Book Form - Rabble Rousers and Merry Pranksters: A History of Anarchism in Aotearoa/New Zealand from the mid-1950s to the early 1980s was launched at A Space Inside anarchist social centre at 193a Symonds St, Newton. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00304.htm


Climate Change: Will Latest IPCC Report Get World's Attention - The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a stark warning that governments need to take strong action on climate. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00300.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00339.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00278.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Computing & Internet: Mobile Broadband Upgrade Complete - Telecom's upgrade to its nationwide Mobile Broadband network with 'rev a' technology is now complete. The last mobile site to be upgraded was at the remote Pihanga Trig, near Turangi, with technicians flying to the site by helicopter. The site provides Mobile Broadband coverage on the Desert Road, SH1. Telecom General Manager of Business Products, Martin Butler says the $18.5 million rollout - which began in Auckland in December last year - has been very successful. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00380.htm


Finance: McDouall Stuart Finance Companies Report 2007 - Titled 'Flow and Ebb', the report analyses the volatility that has affected finance companies over the 18 months since McDouall Stuart's last report on the sector, and discusses the likely future impact of lower investment flows on finance companies. Although deposit-taking finance companies account for just 3% of all NZ financial system assets, this still involves more than $10 billion of investor money. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00376.htm


Technology: Commerce Commission Selects Epitiro To Monitor Broadband - The Commerce Commission announced today it had selected Epitiro Technologies Ltd to provide data to measure the quality of the broadband services being provided in NZ. Telecommunications Commissioner, Dr Ross Patterson said "As the industry moves into a period of considerable change, it is critical that the Commission has robust data to measure the impact of competition in broadband offerings. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0711/S00059.htm


Sharemarket: Auckland Airport 4 Months Results (Unaudited) And Outlook - Auckland Airport chairman John Maasland told today's annual meeting that the long-term outlook for the company remains positive. "A number of our major airline customers are looking to significantly expand their fleets over the coming years. Along with NZ's popularity as a world leading tourism destination, this will underpin continuing growth in air travel, particularly in the Australasian and Asia-Pacific regions," Mr Maasland said. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00375.htm


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WORLD

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Foreign Affairs: Aung San Suu Kyi Meets With Myanmar Government Liaison - Aung San Suu Kyi has met with a Burmese government liaison, the latest effort to move forward political reconciliation in the military-ruled country. Officials say Aung San Suu Kyi was taken from her home Monday, to a state guest house where she met with Aung Kyi, a senior member of Burma's military-led government who has been appointed as a go-between with the opposition. The two met for about an hour. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00774.htm


War Crimes: Former Khmer Rouge Leader Arrested In Cambodia - The UN-backed tribunal in Cambodia trying Khmer Rouge leaders accused of mass killings and other crimes three decades ago announced today that a former head of State of the country has been arrested and brought before the court. Khieu Samphan served as president of Democratic Kampuchea, as Cambodia was then known, between 1976 and 1979. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00787.htm


Carbon Economy: British PM Calls For Global Action On Climate Change - Gordon Brown has called for "vision and determination" from world leaders to rise to the challenge of climate change. In a speech at the Foreign Press Association in London, the PM stressed the importance of building a global low carbon economy and pledged to put the UK at the forefront of the fight against climate change and its effects. The PM said: "Our mission is, in truth, historic and world changing." More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00776.htm


Avian Influenza: UK Bird Flu Update, H5N1 Confirmed At 2nd Premises - Laboratory test results have today confirmed H5N1 Avian Influenza in turkeys at one of the Dangerous Contact premises. These premises were confirmed as a Dangerous Contact, and placed under restriction, on 14th November. On clinical inspection the flock appeared healthy which indicates the infection was in its early stages. As a result of confirming disease this now becomes the second Infected Premises. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00800.htm


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COMMENT

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Paul Buchanan: Postscript on Operation 8 - The dust has largely settled after the police whirlwind that was Operation 8. Yet some questions remain about the operation itself, and there are political repercussions that need addressing. With regards to the way in which Operation 8 was planned and conducted, questions... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00312.htm


MichaelCollins: The Money Party (Part 3) - Previously in The Money Party series, we discussed the fact that there is only one political party in the United States, The Money Party. It has two wings, Republican and Democratic. That party represents excessive concentrations of wealth in the hands of corporations... More >> [1]

PREVIOUSLY:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00308.htm
[2] - http://tinyurl.com/2r4wdb
[3] - http://tinyurl.com/2ewsnu


Narconews.com: A Portal Into the "Dark Alliances" of the Drug War - A recent plane crash in Mexico has created a firestorm of speculation on the Internet and in certain press outlets on the old question of "dark alliances" between U.S. government agencies -- particularly the CIA -- and drug trafficking. Bill Conroy... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00309.htm


Michael Collins: D.C. Democracy Conference Has No NASCAR Moment - Seventy five voting rights groups are meeting at the Claim Democracy conference, November 9 through 11, at the University of the District of Columbia in Washington D.C. Rob Ritchie and Fair Vote developed a series of workshops and discussions... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00307.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Sport: Four Samoa Fa'afafine Boxers To Fight In Auckland - Boxing Promoter and Managing Director of Event Polynesia, Mr Teleiai Sua Edwin Puni also confirmed the participation of four Fa'afafine boxers from Samoa. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00256.htm


Jivin': New Head Of Contemporary Dance - The New Zealand School of Dance is delighted to announce that Tiina Alinen has been appointed Head of Contemporary Dance. Tiina has enjoyed a diverse career as a dancer, teacher and choreographer More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00255.htm


Wine: Hangover Inducing Price Paid For Plonk - Fine Wine Delivery Company Managing Director Jeff Poole recently paid New Zealand's highest price for a single bottle of wine parting with over NZ$18,000. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00249.htm


Flowers: Ellerslie To Move To Christchurch - Christchurch will host the country's most prestigious garden event, the Ellerslie International Flower Show, from next year. Christchurch City Council this morning unanimously approved the purchase. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0711/S00172.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, November 20, 2007

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