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Election08: National's 05 Win In Provinces Stifles Labour's 08 Gains

NZ POLITICS

Election 08:Gordon Campbell On Prisons
Police: Kerikeri Homicide Investigation – Name And Photo Released
Life Exceeds Satire: Winston Peters Clarifies Use Of Helicopter
Dunne Deals: Common Sense Or Fishy Business
Agenda Transcript: Clark On The Maori Seats
Urewera Raids: New Charges Planned
Welfare: Greens Join Unemployment Support Policy Brawl
Campaigning: McCully Puts In Two Cents On H-Bomb

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

Retail: No Fireworks At Progressive Supermarkets
Finance Guarantees: We Can Do It For You Wholesale
Stylish Retail: Newmarket Business Association Launches Fashionista
Broadcasting: MediaWorks Cranks Out Hit Survey
Trojans: Facebook Threat Uses Video Clips To Harm Users
Policies: EPMU Survey Shows Political Divide On Work Rights
Transport: 100 Extra New Wagons For The Rail Network
Real Estate: NZ's Bobs Not Building So Much

COMMENT

HELP RAISE AWARENESS
Cuban Ambassador UN Interview: "We Are Not Slaves"
Michael Collins: Exit Poll Mess - 2008
Gordon Campbell: Stealing The US Election
Paul G. Buchanan: Campaign Rhetoric As An Invitation To Violence
Stateside: Phooey, And More Phooey!
Martin LeFevre: Journeying Beyond Thought And Time

LIFESTYLE

Big Bad Wolf News: Red Hiding Hood And Granny In Danger
Culture: You Ain't Much If You Are Not Dutch!
Cool Snaps: Karim Sahai Captures Diwali Hootenanny
Diwali: Media Blackout For Festival of Lights?

WORLD

Scoop World News: Nepal: Rehabilitating Ex-Combatants Key Priority
Scoop World News: Ban Confers With Leaders To End Conflict In Congo
Scoop Youth Issues: Latvia: Children Threatened By Sexual Exploitation
Scoop Disaster Recovery: Support Needed To Rebuild Myanmar After Cyclone
World News: Bombing Of Two Journalists In Croatia
Scoop Defence Issues: Ban Condemns Terrorist Attacks In North-East India
World News: George Clooney Calls For End To DR Congo Conflict

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Election08: National's 05 Win In Provinces Stifles Labour's 08 Gains
Scoop co-editor Selwyn Manning considers why Labour's party list vote has failed to fire. Was this due to a seeping unease shown by it losing votes, bleeding support from the provinces to National way back in 2005? If National pitches itself well this week, especially in the provinces, all electorates south of Manurewa to New Plymouth could turn blue – the closest exception to this being Hamilton West. Anyway, here are the predictions! More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00033.htm

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NZ POLITICS

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Election 08:Gordon Campbell On Prisons
Voting commonly plays out as an act of retribution, with the motivation to vote being either a desire to wreak vengeance on the incumbent, or to send a warning shot across the bow of their likely replacement. So, its hardly surprising that the law and order ‘debate’ tends to be the killing floor of the election campaign. More »[1]

[1] - http://election08.scoop.co.nz/gordon-campbell-on-prisons/

Police: Kerikeri Homicide Investigation – Name And Photo Released
On Saturday evening 1 November 2008, a 15 year old girl was reported missing in Kerikeri. Her disappearance was out of character. The missing girl and her parents had recently moved from Kerikeri to Auckland. She was visiting friends in Kerikeri for the weekend. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00017.htm

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/14985.html [2]

Life Exceeds Satire: Winston Peters Clarifies Use Of Helicopter
Rt Hon Winston Peters says New Zealand First has used helicopters for travel during two election campaigns – but not for campaigning itself. “We used a helicopter to travel and I do not deny that, but to suggest that I somehow stood at the door of a flying helicopter shouting at voters is preposterous. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00022.htm

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00028.htm [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/14959.html [3]

Dunne Deals: Common Sense Or Fishy Business
Opposition from United Future and NZ First helped block vital amendments to fisheries laws to protect fish stocks, Progressive MP Jim Anderton says. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00030.htm

Agenda Transcript: Clark On The Maori Seats
"I think there's a strong case for entrenchment. In 2001 the select committee on MMP considered that among other issues, and a majority of parliament made up of the Labour Party the Alliance Party and the Green Party all agreed with the principle of entrenchment." More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00015.htm

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00038.htm [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/14975.html [3]

Urewera Raids: New Charges Planned
The Crown has issued an indictment today against 18 people arrested in the police raids of October 15th 2007 in Ruatoki, Auckland, Hamilton, Whakatane, Palmerston North, Wellington and elsewhere. Five of the 18 people have been charged with participation in a criminal gang under section 98A of the Crimes Act. Image: From More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0810/S00513.htm

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Welfare: Greens Join Unemployment Support Policy Brawl
Everyone who loses their job deserves support, Green Party Social Development Spokesperson Sue Bradford says. "In the face of likely recession and increasing layoffs and redundancies it is vital that people receive assistance to help tide them over." More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00683.htm

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[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00674.htm [7]

Campaigning: McCully Puts In Two Cents On H-Bomb
The Labour Party president, half the Cabinet and the entire taxpayer-funded Labour research unit have devoted the most important week of the whole election campaign to digging around Australia for material with which to conduct one last smear campaign against John Key. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00689.htm

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[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/14813.html [6]

[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/14855.html [7]

[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00408.htm [8]


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Retail: No Fireworks At Progressive Supermarkets
Rather than sell fireworks, Progressive Enterprises is teaming up with the New Zealand Fire Service to improve fire awareness. This follows on from a decision taken after last year’s Guy Fawkes Day by Progressive Managing Director Peter Smith. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00022.htm

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0811/S00002.htm [2]

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Finance Guarantees: We Can Do It For You Wholesale
Following the announcement by the Minister of Finance that the Crown will offer a wholesale funding guarantee facility to investment-grade financial institutions in New Zealand, the Treasury and the Reserve Bank have released further details of the facility. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00003.htm

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00004.htm [2]

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[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0810/S00545.htm [8]

Stylish Retail: Newmarket Business Association Launches Fashionista
Westlake Girl’ High School student Paris Kirby, aged 17, was announced the winner of the inaugural Newmarket Young Designer Award during a full blown fashion show. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0810/S00650.htm

Broadcasting: MediaWorks Cranks Out Hit Survey
MediaWorks Radio has enjoyed nationwide share growth for its key network brands across New Zealand in the latest Research International commercial radio survey. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0810/S00643.htm

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0810/S00625.htm [2]

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Trojans: Facebook Threat Uses Video Clips To Harm Users
The attack involves Facebook messages that trick users into watching an online video, usually via click through to another site like Google Reader or Picasa. The videoclip is actually an attack, and prompts the user to install an upgrade to allow them to view the video. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0810/S00052.htm

Policies: EPMU Survey Shows Political Divide On Work Rights
Results from the EPMU Work Rights Survey show a clear division between the political parties that support Kiwi workers and those that want to take their rights away, says the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0810/S00494.htm

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0810/S00493.htm [2]

Transport: 100 Extra New Wagons For The Rail Network
Capacity on New Zealand's rail network has now increased thanks to the addition of 100 new generation rail wagons that have come into commission with KiwiRail this week. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0810/S00597.htm

Real Estate: NZ's Bobs Not Building So Much
Building consent statistics for the month of September 2008 show the trend for the number of new housing units has been falling since mid-2007, Statistics New Zealand said today. The trend has fallen 41 percent since then, and is at its lowest level since January 1983. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0810/S00588.htm

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0810/S00591.htm [2]


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COMMENT

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HELP RAISE AWARENESS
More »[1]

[1] - http://usacoup.scoop.co.nz/unprovable

Cuban Ambassador UN Interview: "We Are Not Slaves"
Cuba's Ambassador to New Zealand discusses the UN General Assembly vote to lift the US embargo against Cuba. The vote, Thursday NZ Time, was passed 185 votes to 3 with only the US, Israel and Palau voting against. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00008.htm

Michael Collins: Exit Poll Mess - 2008
(Wash. DC) Did you know that 2004 was not a ''red versus blue'' election? Did any analysis that you heard or read mention that the very red rural voting segment went from 23% of the vote total in 2000 to 16% in 2004? How about the 2.4 million fewer votes Bush... More »[1]

[1] - http://usacoup.scoop.co.nz/?p=904

Gordon Campbell: Stealing The US Election
Judging by the polls, the Republicans’ best chance of victory looks like it will require them to screw around with the machinery of voting. They’re very good at it. Given the near certainty of record turnouts in next week’s election... More »[1]

[1] - http://election08.scoop.co.nz/gordon-campbell-stealing-the-us-election/

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Paul G. Buchanan: Campaign Rhetoric As An Invitation To Violence
Paul G. Buchanan writes: Heading into the homestretch of the 2008 US presidential elections, there's an elephant in the room few want to speak about... The possibility of political assassination of Barack Obama. Let us discuss it here. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00373.htm

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Stateside: Phooey, And More Phooey!
It’s not every night in the U.S. that you see what looks like the back row of a Tongan rugby team standing in the bed of a pick-up truck—one wearing a pair of novelty glasses with fluorescent green whirly lights—jumping up and down, waving ... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00384.htm

Martin LeFevre: Journeying Beyond Thought And Time
With exquisite grace, a dozen Canadian geese glide silently to a soft landing on the calm Michigan bay. In the last seconds of their flight, during which their wings are held in curved motionlessness, time itself seems to stand still. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00382.htm

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LIFESTYLE

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Big Bad Wolf News: Red Hiding Hood And Granny In Danger

Circa’s fabulous Christmas panto is back! The team that brought you Cinderella, Aladdin, and Jack & the Beanstalk returns with one of those great stories that everybody knows and loves. Roger Hall’s Red Riding Hood. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00002.htm

Culture: You Ain't Much If You Are Not Dutch!
This Labour weekend marked a pilgrimage to Hamilton gardens for many people with Dutch roots or with an interest in culture from the Netherlands. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0810/S00317.htm

Cool Snaps: Karim Sahai Captures Diwali Hootenanny
Ace Scoop photo contributor Karim Sahai recently captured Diwali and the celebrations of the Indian new year. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00390.htm

Diwali: Media Blackout For Festival of Lights?
Diwali is by far the most enthusiastically enjoyed festival for all Indians.It is sad to note that this occasion has not received any TV Media coverage from our national networks that it deserves. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0810/S00262.htm

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WORLD

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Scoop World News: Nepal: Rehabilitating Ex-Combatants Key Priority
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged Nepal’s leaders to forge ahead with rehabilitating thousands of Maoist ex-fighters as part of the ongoing peace process, as he wrapped up his visit to the South Asian nation. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00007.htm

Scoop World News: Ban Confers With Leaders To End Conflict In Congo
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has been heavily engaged in discussions with leaders in Africa, the European Union and the United States in an effort to stabilize the situation in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00008.htm

Scoop Youth Issues: Latvia: Children Threatened By Sexual Exploitation
The sexual exploitation of children is a matter for concern in Latvia despite the low number of reported cases, an independent United Nations human rights expert said today, warning that continued vigilance is needed. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00013.htm

Scoop Disaster Recovery: Support Needed To Rebuild Myanmar After Cyclone
Six months after deadly Cyclone Nargis swept through Myanmar, leaving around 140,000 dead or missing and some 800,000 homeless, the United Nations Children’s Fund reported that emergency relief efforts are on track. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00012.htm

World News: Bombing Of Two Journalists In Croatia
It has been called one of the most serious attacks on press freedom in years in the entire South East European region, one that could seriously damage Croatia's bid to join the European Union: two journalists were killed in a car bombing in Croatia, ... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0810/S00600.htm

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Scoop Defence Issues: Ban Condemns Terrorist Attacks In North-East India
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the terrorist attacks that struck the north-eastern Indian state of Assam today, reportedly killing at least 60 people and wounding several hundred more. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0810/S00606.htm

World News: George Clooney Calls For End To DR Congo Conflict
UN Messenger of Peace and award-winning actor George Clooney has called on the international community to step up its efforts to resolve the worsening conflict currently engulfing the far east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0810/S00608.htm

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