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Top Scoop Stories - 6 November 2008 News Summary

LEAD STORY

Election 08 - Gordon Campbell: Obama Hailed As President Elect Of The US - "The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep."

NZ POLITICS

Post Election Coalitions: ACT Aim For Big Influence Over National Policy
Statistics: Media Coverage Of 2008 NZ Election Campaign
Careless Whispers: Should Bill Have Known Better?
Trifecta: Police Clear NZ First
Transport: Key To Build Tauranaga Road Out Of Barrels Of Pork
Election08: National's 05 Win In Provinces Stifles Labour's 08 Gains

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

Weather: Election Day Also A Good Day For Cricket
Agriculture: Farmers Not Sheepish About Goals For Future
Finance Guarantees: We Can Do It For You Wholesale
Stylish Retail: Newmarket Business Association Launches Fashionista
Tuatara News: Mainland Invasion of Living Fossil

COMMENT

TRANSCRIPT: OBAMA'S VICTORY SPEECH
Sherwood Ross: Will Obama Cleanse America?
Jason Leopold: E-Voting Machines Used in Disputed Franken, Coleman Race Failed Tests
Cashing the Obama Check: Will It Come Back Marked “Insufficient Funds?”
Freedom Rider: Bush Crimes Continue
Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III: America's Struggle In Context
How We Fuel Africa's Bloodiest War
Michael Collins: ACLU Stops Illegal Voter Purges In Michigan

LIFESTYLE

Mellow Samba: Enjoy A Brazilian Sunset For A Fiver
Sculpture: Inspiring Forms In Glass Invitational NZ
Theatre: Creative NZ Decides On Downstage Annual Funding
Fashion: AUT Rookie Designers In Top Form At NZFW Catwalk
Culture: You Ain't Much If You Are Not Dutch!
Grooviness: Sheba gets cheeky in Paekakariki

WORLD

Scoop World News: Barack Obama: Yes We Can, Thank You New Hampshire
New Era: Ban Congratulates Obama On Election As President
Scoop World News: UN Human Rights Expert Addresses Scourge Of Racism
Scoop World News: Norwegian Prince Promotes UN Anti-Poverty Targets
Scoop Environmental Activism: Anti-Whaling Activists Face Prosecution In Japan
Scoop Dangerous Waters: Human Smuggling Across Gulf Of Aden Keeps Rising
Scoop World News: UNICEF Deplores Stoning Of Child Rape Victim

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LEAD STORY

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Election 08 - Gordon Campbell: Obama Hailed As President Elect Of The US - "The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep."
8.20pm Ok, time to wrap this up for the night But first a recap, and then some consideration of the parallels to New Zealand. First, George Bush made it nigh on impossible for John McCain to win this election. Essentially, McCain was faced with trying to get a mandate for a third term of Dubynomics - ie, Cronyism for Dummies - and for his failed foreign policy adventures. A hard ask. But then again. McCain made it even harder than it needed to be. More »[1]

[1] - http://election08.scoop.co.nz/gordon-campbells-live-blogs-the-us-election/

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00087.htm [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0811/S00018.htm [3]

[4] - http://mapmash.googlepages.com/election_map.html" target="_blank [4]

[5] - http://election08.scoop.co.nz/gordon-campbell-how-to-watch-a-us-election/ [5]

[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00112.htm [6]

[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00108.htm [7]

[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00109.htm [8]

[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00113.htm [9]

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NZ POLITICS

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Post Election Coalitions: ACT Aim For Big Influence Over National Policy
“Don’t get me wrong, John. I’m not your classic climate change denier. I’ve been worried about the future of the planet since I was 15," says ACT leader Rodney Hide in an open letter to National's John Key. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00119.htm

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00116.htm [2]


Statistics: Media Coverage Of 2008 NZ Election Campaign
1.1 Media Coverage of Leading Parties
• Labour led National 37% to 35% in media coverage devoted to parties
• Maori Party led Greens 9% to 8% amongst smaller parties
1.2 Tone of Party Media Coverage
• National received the most negative coverage at 43% of their total coverage, followed by Labour at 35%
• Green Party received the most positive media coverage at 32% of their total coverage, followed by the Maori Party at 29%
More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00096.htm

Careless Whispers: Should Bill Have Known Better?
Bill English’s recorded comments on TV3 tonight once again reveal the true face of National, rather than the one their spin doctors have told them to show to the public, Defence Minister Phil Goff said today. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00081.htm

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[2] - http://norightturn.blogspot.com/2008/11/war-party.html" target="_blank [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/15071.html [3]

[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/15069.html [4]

[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/15082.html [5]


Trifecta: Police Clear NZ First
"Police have completed enquiries into the circumstances of the New Zealand First return of party donations for 2007 lodged on 16 May 2008. Having assessed a range of information from various sources, and having considered the elements of the offence contained in s214G, Police are satisfied that no offence was committed." More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00076.htm

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00082.htm [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00099.htm [3]

[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/15070.html [4]

[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00087.htm [5]


Transport: Key To Build Tauranaga Road Out Of Barrels Of Pork
Annette King: "The investigation and design phases of the Tauranga Central Corridor has not yet been completed, so there is no accurate costing for the project, yet Mr 'Pork Barrel" Key is telling the independent New Zealand Transport Agency what it has to do." More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00064.htm

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00056.htm [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00065.htm [3]

[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00072.htm [4]

[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00073.htm [5]

[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00077.htm [6]


Election08: National's 05 Win In Provinces Stifles Labour's 08 Gains
Scoop co-editor Selwyn Manning: 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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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00036.htm [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00035.htm [3]

[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/14989.html [4]

[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/14975.html [5]

[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/14988.html [6]

[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00046.htm [7]

[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00045.htm [8]

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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Weather: Election Day Also A Good Day For Cricket

MetService meteorologists are forecasting sunny conditions, with slowly rising temperatures, over most of the country for Election Day. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0811/S00013.htm

Agriculture: Farmers Not Sheepish About Goals For Future
"All New Zealanders, city and rural, have to work together if we are to make progress as a nation and remain a first world country," Federated Farmers president, Don Nicolson, said today at the Federation's Manifesto launch. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00033.htm

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00047.htm [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00052.htm [3]

[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00057.htm [4]

[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00069.htm [5]

[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00059.htm [6]

[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00032.htm [7]

[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00040.htm [8]

[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00024.htm [9]

[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00023.htm [10]

[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00032.htm [11]

[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00079.htm [12]

[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0811/S00002.htm [13]

[14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0811/S00006.htm [14]


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]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00005.htm [3]

[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00010.htm [4]

[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00007.htm [5]

[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00690.htm [6]

[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00698.htm [7]

[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

Tuatara News: Mainland Invasion of Living Fossil
Conservation staff at Wellington’s world-first Karori Sanctuary have found what is almost certainly the first confirmed tuatara nest on mainland New Zealand in over 200 years. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0810/S00057.htm


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COMMENT

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TRANSCRIPT: OBAMA'S VICTORY SPEECH
More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00087.htm

Sherwood Ross: Will Obama Cleanse America?
November 4, 2008, will be remembered as the night Americans cried for joy. It was not only the hundred thousand partisan Chicagoans gathered in Grant Park that were moved to rapture. Good people across the nation wept with gratitude that America ... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00079.htm

Jason Leopold: E-Voting Machines Used in Disputed Franken, Coleman Race Failed Tests
Electronic voting machines that a Michigan election official said last week incorrectly tabulated vote counts during testing in the state were used in Minnesota where the senate race between Republican incumbent Norm Coleman and Democratic challenger Al ... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00088.htm

Cashing the Obama Check: Will It Come Back Marked “Insufficient Funds?”
Election night 2008 was over by 11 PM eastern time. Only two hours after the polls closed on the west coast, pundits called it for Barack Obama. Now that we know a black boy can indeed grow up to be president, it's time to get over ourselves, over ... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00086.htm

Freedom Rider: Bush Crimes Continue
George W. Bush famously said, ''They misunderestimated me.'' His ungrammatical statements induce sneers and snickers, but convey powerful truths. After stealing the 2000 election, violating international law, trampling on the Constitution, and emptying the treasury ... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00085.htm

Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III: America's Struggle In Context
With the election of Illinois Sen. Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States, Americans have taken a giant leap forward. It has taken this country 219 years to elect its first African-American president (George Washington was elected ... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00083.htm

How We Fuel Africa's Bloodiest War
The deadliest war since Adolf Hitler marched across Europe is starting again – and you are almost certainly carrying a blood-soaked chunk of the slaughter in your pocket. When we glance at the holocaust in Congo... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00084.htm

Michael Collins: ACLU Stops Illegal Voter Purges In Michigan
Judge Karen Nelson Moore of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued an order that ends the Michigan Secretary of State's unlawful purging of voters from the registration rolls ( court decision ). More »[1]

[1] - http://usacoup.scoop.co.nz/?p=905


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LIFESTYLE

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Mellow Samba: Enjoy A Brazilian Sunset For A Fiver
"Noites de Bossa" is a proposal of the most exquisite selection on Brazil's known music, promising to transport you to Ipanema's magnificent warm sunsets along the beach. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00047.htm

Sculpture: Inspiring Forms In Glass Invitational NZ
Canterbury Museum is once again hosting Glass Invitational NZ, a survey of contemporary New Zealand glass art toured by Milford House Limited and curated by Stephen Higginson. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00040.htm

Theatre: Creative NZ Decides On Downstage Annual Funding
Creative New Zealand will cease recurrent funding of Downstage Theatre from 30 June 2009. Creative New Zealand has been concerned about the downward trend of audiences at Downstage over time, a trend which the ‘new Downstage’ vision intends to reverse. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00055.htm

Fashion: AUT Rookie Designers In Top Form At NZFW Catwalk
New Zealand’s fashion future is in safe hands judging by the design talent on display at AUT’s Rookie show last Friday night. Twenty one young designers in their final year of AUT University’s Bachelor of Design (Fashion) were selected to show their debut collections in front of a packed fashion crowd at Auckland’s St Paul’s Church. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00016.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

Grooviness: Sheba gets cheeky in Paekakariki
New Zealand performance artist Sheba today announced the release of her first single and music video on the eve of the launch of her debut double album Sheba this Monday November 3. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0810/S00316.htm


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WORLD

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Scoop World News: Barack Obama: Yes We Can, Thank You New Hampshire
I want to congratulate Senator Clinton on a hard-fought victory here in New Hampshire. A few weeks ago, no one imagined that we'd have accomplished what we did here tonight. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00115.htm

New Era: Ban Congratulates Obama On Election As President
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today extended his congratulations to United States President-Elect Barack Obama, voicing hope that his election will usher in a new era of multilateralism and enhanced partnership with the United Nations. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00080.htm

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00084.htm [2]


Scoop World News: UN Human Rights Expert Addresses Scourge Of Racism
The relationship between racism and migration, ethnic conflicts and poverty will all be under the spotlight of the new United Nations independent expert on racism during his time in office, he told journalists today. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00077.htm

Scoop World News: Norwegian Prince Promotes UN Anti-Poverty Targets
Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Development Programme , is conducting a three-day visit to Mongolia as part of his efforts to promote the global anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00074.htm

Scoop Environmental Activism: Anti-Whaling Activists Face Prosecution In Japan
Ending the political prosecution of two Greenpeace activists in Japan will become the central focus of a global mass mobilisation campaign against the Japanese Government's whale hunt in the Southern Ocean Whaling Sanctuary. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00071.htm

Scoop Dangerous Waters: Human Smuggling Across Gulf Of Aden Keeps Rising
The number of people illegally crossing the Gulf of Aden and the Mediterranean Sea is on the rise, the United Nations refugee agency reported today, as it confirmed that 12 people fleeing Somalia in the past week have been found dead. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00065.htm

Scoop World News: UNICEF Deplores Stoning Of Child Rape Victim
The UN Children's Agency, UNICEF has described last week's stoning of a 13 year old Somali girl as 'deplorable.' The girl, Aisha Duhulow, was stoned to death in a stadium of spectators in Kismayo on 27 October 2008. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00066.htm

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