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Top Scoop Stories - 18 November 2008 News Summary

LEAD STORY

Scoop Satire:A Victory Parade For John Key

NZ POLITICS

Multimedia: John Key Announces Cabinet Lineup
Elections: Yet More Financing Vindication
Gordon Campbell: Key's Deals With ACT And The Maori Party
Gordon Campbell: The New Breed Of Conservatives
Key On Economy & Maori Party Talks
Public Servants: Potentially Endangered Species Continues To Breed
Section 59: Majority Support Law Change To Protect Children

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

Birds No Bees: Hihi chicks stretch their wings
Science: New CRI Does What It Says On The Box
Scoop Audio + Photos:: Infratil Limited Half Yearly Results Media Conference & Conference Call
Statistics: Vegetables Cheaper
Economy: Virtual Real Estate Changes Hands
Science Superstars: Bayer Invests In Young Brains
Fair Trading: GE Money customers get refunds for interest charged on “interest free” contracts
Oh Dear! Bad Odour Left By Fungus Proves Costly

COMMENT

Lyndon Hood: A Victory Parade For John Key
Stateside: Parlor Games
Scoop Satire: A Victory Parade For John Key
Gordon Campbell: Key’s Deals With ACT And The Maori Party
Suzan Mazur: Onward -- Altenberg 16 At Howard University
Unsettling Signs: Buzzwords, Politics and US Elections
Pattrick Smellie: Public Support For Anti-Smacking Law – New Polling
Florida Fascism: Elections Official Has Opponent Arrested

LIFESTYLE

Kid Lit: Kiwi Grandmother Creates Children’s Media Hit
Astronomy: Neil Finn To Reproduce Seven-World Collision
Lavish Lifestyles: Weather and Wine Gods Smile On Toast Martinborough
Art Auctions: One Cough Could Get You A McCahon
Extreme Viewing: Movie Marathoners Shrug Off Fear Of Death
Arts: Stage Set For Spectacular Auckland Festival 2009
Extremity: Tourism Pioneers Jump For Joy
TV3 Video: Cartooning For Peace Draws A Line Against Intolerance

WORLD

Something Smells Fishy: Paris: Activists Dump 5 Tons Of Bluefin Tuna Heads
Scoop World News: Thai Councillor Sulak Sivaraksa Arrested
Scoop Climate Change: Emissions In Industrialized Countries On The Rise
Scoop Ceasefire Break: DR Congo: UN Attack Helicopters Ready To Respond
Scoop Free Speech: Church Prevents Sale Of Critic's Book In The UK
Scoop World News: Leading Burmese Dissident Jailed For 65 Years
Scoop World News: Serious Displacement Crisis Continues In Colombia

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LEAD STORY

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Scoop Satire:A Victory Parade For John Key
Key: (1) A patched up, expanded Economy propels New Zealand along the road to success, only saddled with a bigger, better national debt... "Onward," cries the Driver, "and don't spare the emmissions! Let's grow our cake, and eat it too!" More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00219.htm

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NZ POLITICS

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Multimedia: John Key Announces Cabinet Lineup
Prime Minister Elect John Key's press conference 17 November 2008 held to announce his incoming cabinet lineup. The 28 ministers, eight of whom are outside cabinet and five of whom are from support parties will be sworn in on Wednesday and hold their first meeting that afternoon. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00235.htm

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00184.htm [2]

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Elections: Yet More Financing Vindication
Two separate police investigations have found Wellington Mayor Kerry Prendergast complied with requirements of the Local Electoral Act 2001. "Police have examined the facts and established in both cases that Mayor Prendergast complied with the law." More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00236.htm

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Gordon Campbell: Key's Deals With ACT And The Maori Party
Despite sitting outside Cabinet, Rodney Hide, Roger Douglas and their ACT Party mates are positioning themselves to be the bean counters in the new government, by controlling the reviews of government spending and regulation... it didn't take long for pragmatism to run headlong into ideology. More »[1]

[1] - http://election08.scoop.co.nz/keys-deals-with-act-and-the-maori-party/

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Gordon Campbell: The New Breed Of Conservatives
The premise of Labour’s election campaign was that John Key was either (a) a vacuum waiting to be filled by political expedience or (b) a secret hardliner masking his real intentions until he could gain power…Whatever, voters slept on through the alarm. More »[1]

[1] - http://election08.scoop.co.nz/gordon-campbell-on-the-new-breed-of-conservatives/

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00169.htm [2]

Key On Economy & Maori Party Talks
TV3 Video - More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00183.htm

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/15410.html [2]

Public Servants: Potentially Endangered Species Continues To Breed
The State Services Commissioner, Iain Rennie, today released the results of an annual survey summarising workforce statistics in Public Service departments. "In the 12 months to 30 June 2008, the number of public servants increased by 3.6 percent to 45,934. This is the smallest percentage increase over the past eight years," Iain Rennie said. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00196.htm

Section 59: Majority Support Law Change To Protect Children
A majority of people support the law change that offers children the same protection from assault as adults, Children's Commissioner, Dr Cindy Kiro said today when she released results of a survey she commissioned. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00181.htm

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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Birds No Bees: Hihi chicks stretch their wings
The first six hihi youngsters hatched this spring at Ark in the Park in the Waitakere Ranges are off to a flying start. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00235.htm

Science: New CRI Does What It Says On The Box
The CEO-designate of the new Crown Research Institute that will be formed through the merger of HortResearch and Crop & Food Research today announced a name for the new CRI... the new company will be officially called The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited. It will trade as "Plant and Food Research" with the Te Reo name Rangahau Ahumara Kai". More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0811/S00027.htm

Scoop Audio + Photos:: Infratil Limited Half Yearly Results Media Conference & Conference Call
Audio on demand of Infratil Limited half yearly results media conference & conference call. Executive Chairman Lloyd Morrison commented on among other things: the state of the global economy; the need for changes to public transport legislation; and ... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00228.htm

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Statistics: Vegetables Cheaper
Food prices decreased 0.3 percent in the October 2008 month, Statistics New Zealand said today. The decrease was mainly due to the fruit and vegetables subgroup, driven by lower prices for lettuce, and tomatoes. These decreases were partly offset by higher prices for potatoes. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00275.htm

Economy: Virtual Real Estate Changes Hands
The REA Group and realestate.co.nz Ltd have formed an alliance. Under the terms of the alliance, the REA Group will close its residential portal (allrealestate.co.nz) on 30 November 2008 and direct its traffic to realestate.co.nz. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00269.htm

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Science Superstars: Bayer Invests In Young Brains
Six top students from throughout New Zealand are the new beneficiaries of an environmental research scheme funded by Bayer New Zealand Ltd. The students, selected from among 45 entries, are from Auckland, Te Awamutu, Bay of Plenty, Taupo, Nelson and Otago. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0811/S00022.htm

Fair Trading: GE Money customers get refunds for interest charged on “interest free” contracts
GE Money admitted breaching the Fair Trading Act 1986 by making misleading representations to some customers that it was entitled to charge interest during an interest free period specified on their contracts. About 3660 affected customers will receive a ... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00253.htm

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Oh Dear! Bad Odour Left By Fungus Proves Costly
Morrinsville-based New Zealand Mushrooms has been fined a total of $32,000 after admitting six charges brought by Environment Waikato related to the discharge of objectionable odours from the company’s composting operation. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00250.htm

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COMMENT

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Lyndon Hood: A Victory Parade For John Key
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[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00219.htm

Stateside: Parlor Games
On Face the Nation this morning, host Bob Schieffer’s commentary began “Let the parlor games begin!” He was referring to the guessing games that go on during a transition: “that time of high hopes and great speculations about who is going... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00238.htm

Scoop Satire: A Victory Parade For John Key
(2) The Victor leads the parade. He is portrayed here with Eyes, to indicate that he has a Vision For New Zealand. Holding his master's Laurels is the traditional Slave, to whisper to him as they go among the worshipful masses: ''You, too, are mortal.'' More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00219.htm

Gordon Campbell: Key’s Deals With ACT And The Maori Party
Despite sitting outside Cabinet, Rodney Hide, Roger Douglas and their ACT Party mates are positioning themselves to be the bean counters in the new government, by controlling the... More »[1]

[1] - http://election08.scoop.co.nz/keys-deals-with-act-and-the-maori-party/

Suzan Mazur: Onward -- Altenberg 16 At Howard University
Move over Charles Darwin, this year's the 125th anniversary of Ernest Everett Just's birth. And that's what brings Altenberg 16's dynamic duo -- New York Medical College cell biologist Stuart Newman and Konrad Lorenz Institute chair Gerd Muller... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00226.htm

Unsettling Signs: Buzzwords, Politics and US Elections
There are a few buzzwords that every American politician, aiming for high office must utilize, even if disingenuously, to have a reasonable chance at getting elected. President-elect, Barak Obama’s constant use of terms like ‘hope’ and ‘change’ contributed greatly to... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00221.htm

Pattrick Smellie: Public Support For Anti-Smacking Law – New Polling
New Zealanders strongly support the “anti-smacking” law changes by a margin of almost 2:1 over those who strongly oppose them, according to pollsters UMR Research. In research for the Children’s Commissioner undertaken in July, UMR found that 21% of those polled... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00216.htm

Florida Fascism: Elections Official Has Opponent Arrested
Ellen Brodsky, long time election reform advocate was a candidate for Broward County Secretary of Elections. An employee of her opponent and winner in the Supervisor of Elections had Brodsky arrested. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00213.htm

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LIFESTYLE

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Kid Lit: Kiwi Grandmother Creates Children’s Media Hit
Gill Pittar looks set to be the creator of the next hit children’s brand, just like Bob The Builder or Thomas the Tank Engine. The well-spoken grandmother from Gisborne has already seen her series of Milly, Molly books sell over 3.5 million copies in 109 countries. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00155.htm

Astronomy: Neil Finn To Reproduce Seven-World Collision
Neil is about to surround himself with an ensemble of some of the finest musicians in the world, to record an album under the title Seven Worlds Collide... Neil plans to share this unique event with music fans in New Zealand by presenting a short series of intimate and informal live performances at a nearby club venue. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00149.htm

Lavish Lifestyles: Weather and Wine Gods Smile On Toast Martinborough
Weather and wine gods smiled on the 17th Toast Martinborough Wine, Food and Music Festival as 10,000 enthusiasts soaked up the sun while tasting award-winning local wines. Organisers say the combination of great food, wine, music, friends and sunshine is unbeatable. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00148.htm

Art Auctions: One Cough Could Get You A McCahon
A leading Australian fine art auction house final auction for the year will feature an exceptionally rare and important work by Colin McCahon. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00137.htm

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00142.htm [2]

Extreme Viewing: Movie Marathoners Shrug Off Fear Of Death
Flying in the face of health professionals worldwide, New Zealand movie lovers are again being offered a chance to take part in a marathon that requires zero physical exertion but comes with a very real threat of dying. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00124.htm

Arts: Stage Set For Spectacular Auckland Festival 2009
A modern fairytale from theatrical master Robert Lepage, the New Zealand debut of spell-binding Japanese company Ishinha, a dazzling contemporary circus, and a free world music party – that will see part of Queen Street closed to traffic - are just some of the highlights of the 18 days of arts, culture, and entertainment on offer in Auckland Festival 2009. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00128.htm

Extremity: Tourism Pioneers Jump For Joy
Twenty years to the day after the world's first commercial bungy jump opened at Queenstown's Kawarau Bridge, tourism pioneers Henry Van Asch and AJ Hackett tandem jumped for joy. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00121.htm

TV3 Video: Cartooning For Peace Draws A Line Against Intolerance
Twenty cartoonists from fifteen different countries are trading satirical secrets in the capital this week. However, it is a lot more serious than your average doodle convention. Cartooning for Peace is about drawing a line against intolerance. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/entertainment/15383.html

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WORLD

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Something Smells Fishy: Paris: Activists Dump 5 Tons Of Bluefin Tuna Heads
Greenpeace activists have today dumped some 5 tonnes of dead bluefin tuna heads in front of the French Fisheries Ministry in Paris to protest the continued mismanagement of the Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean bluefin tuna fishery. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00260.htm

Scoop World News: Thai Councillor Sulak Sivaraksa Arrested
“Sulak Sivaraksa is one of Thailand’s most respected spiritual leaders. Arresting him on account of lese majesty is just another attempt to silence an inconvenient thinker and social critic,'' World Future Council founder Jakob von Uexkuell said. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00262.htm

Scoop Climate Change: Emissions In Industrialized Countries On The Rise
Bonn, 17 November 2008 – Two weeks ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in Poznan, Poland, the UN Climate Change Secretariat in Bonn has reported that greenhouse gas emissions in industrialized countries continue to rise. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00259.htm

Scoop Ceasefire Break: DR Congo: UN Attack Helicopters Ready To Respond
United Nations attack helicopters have mounted reconnaissance flights and “are poised to respond to any and all eventualities” in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo after rebel forces violated a ceasefire. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00263.htm

Scoop Free Speech: Church Prevents Sale Of Critic's Book In The UK
LONDON — 13/11/08 — British bookstores, and the British arm of the online retail site Amazon, have been forced to pull the sale of a new book critical of the Church of Scientology "for legal reasons." A new exposé by former Irish Scientologist, ... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00246.htm

Scoop World News: Leading Burmese Dissident Jailed For 65 Years
One of Burma's most outspoken opponents of the ruling military junta, Min Ko Naing, was sentenced to a 65-year prison term last week. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00257.htm

Scoop World News: Serious Displacement Crisis Continues In Colombia
Colombia continues to endure a serious displacement crisis due to new illegal armed groups, new structures of organized crime and the ongoing 45-year-old conflict between the army and irregular armed groups. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00250.htm

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