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Top Scoop Stories - 20 November 2008 News Summary

LEAD STORY

The Opposition Team:Cosgrove Up - 2008 Political Strategist Down

NZ POLITICS

Scoop Images:New Zealand Has New, Very Happy Prime Minister
Images: National Storm Cabinet Office
Gordon Campbell: 90s Cabinet Gets Key Coat Of Varnish
Spokespeople: Novel Arrangements Continue In Opposition
Scoop Satire: A Victory Parade For John Key
Children's Commissioner: "Justice Finally Comes For Nia Glassie"

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

Employment Stats: Manufacturing Jobs Continue To Fall
Disestablishment: Air New Zealand Announces Redundancies
Kiwi Pride: NZ Wines Break Into World Wine Guide
Birds No Bees: Hihi chicks stretch their wings
Science: New CRI Does What It Says On The Box
Statistics: Vegetables Cheaper
Economy: Virtual Real Estate Changes Hands
IT: Dimension Data positioned in the Challengers Quadrant
Science Superstars: Bayer Invests In Young Brains

COMMENT

Lyndon Hood: A Victory Parade For John Key
Michael Winship: This Just In From Middle Earth
Renegade’s Blackberry: To Give Or Not To Give
The 2008 Presidential Election: A Preliminary Analysis
Bob Fitrakis & Harvey Wasserman: Election Protection In Ohio (and America) Isn't Over
M. Shahid Alam: Obama And The Politics Of Race
Binoy Kampmark: When Fuel Efficiency Was Un-American
Franklin Lamb: The Task Of Evicting Israel From Lebanon
Unfinished Business: Tasks Ignored During The Bush Reign Of Horror

LIFESTYLE

Lifestyle: Queenstown Biz Helps Bucket List Dreams Come True
Brutalism: Karl Maughan Cuts Up His Largest Oil Painting
WOMAD: Dance Music China Styles
Chanteuse Watch: Bella Kalolo Ready To Wow Wellington
Provincial Pride: Online Mag Celebrates Auckland – A Place That Isn't Wellington

WORLD

Global Issues: Ending Poverty: Moving Beyond More Aid, Fair Trade
Scoop World News: World Toilet Day Focuses On Better Sanitation
Human Rights: Myanmar: UN Demands New Fair Trials For Prisoners
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

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LEAD STORY

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The Opposition Team:Cosgrove Up - 2008 Political Strategist Down
Labour Party Leader Phil Goff today announced Labour's shadow Cabinet and spokesperson allocation.
The front bench has five newcomers in Ruth Dyson (health), Clayton Cosgrove (law and order, SoEs), Nanaia Mahuta (environment and tourism), Maryan Street (trade and tertiary education), and Darren Hughes (transport). Former front bencher in Government Pete Hodgson is No. 16 More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00194.htm

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/15682.html [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/15683.html [3]

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NZ POLITICS

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Scoop Images:New Zealand Has New, Very Happy Prime Minister
Images taken at the swearing in of the New National-led Government's Ministry this morning. John Key is now officially the Prime Minister of New Zealand. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00263.htm

Images: National Storm Cabinet Office
ALSO:Scoop Report: More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00270.htm

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[2] - http://election08.scoop.co.nz/90s-cabinet-gets-key-coat-of-varnish/ [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00196.htm [3]

[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00195.htm [4]

[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00162.htm [5]

[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/15625.html [6]

[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/15621.html [7]

[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/15623.html [8]


Gordon Campbell: 90s Cabinet Gets Key Coat Of Varnish
The new Cabinet has been greeted with such hosannas from the mainstream media we can only assume some of those articles were really job applications, disguised as commentary... More »[1]

[1] - http://election08.scoop.co.nz/90s-cabinet-gets-key-coat-of-varnish/

Spokespeople: Novel Arrangements Continue In Opposition
A close relationship with Labour in government will be every bit as close in Opposition, Progressive Party leader and Wigram MP leader Jim Anderton says. The Progressives will formally cooperate with Labour in Opposition. Jim Anderton, who was agriculture minister, will be the Opposition coalition agriculture spokesperson on behalf of both parties. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00190.htm

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00189.htm [2]

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[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00269.htm [4]


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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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00162.htm [2]

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[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00264.htm [9]

[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00331.htm [10]

[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00347.htm [11]

[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/business/15612.html [12]

[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/15586.html [13]

[14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/15622.html [14]


Children's Commissioner: "Justice Finally Comes For Nia Glassie"
While it in no way compensates for the loss of Nia Glassie’s life, today’s guilty verdicts mean that in this case at least, some justice has occurred... “Family, friends and neighbours need to step up if they know, or even if they think, children are in danger. They need to call the Police or Child, Youth and Family. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00244.htm

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00245.htm [2]

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[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00271.htm [12]

[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/15601.html [13]

[14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/15597.html [14]

[15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/15584.html [15]

[16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/15646.html [16]

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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Employment Stats: Manufacturing Jobs Continue To Fall
The manufacturing industry was the only industry to show a decrease in filled jobs for two successive years, according to latest figures from Statistics New Zealand... The textiles, clothing, footwear and leather manufacturing sub-industry was the key driver of the decline in filled jobs in the manufacturing industry. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00354.htm

Disestablishment: Air New Zealand Announces Redundancies
Air New Zealand announced today that it will disestablish up to 200 full-time jobs. Chief Executive Officer Rob Fyfe says the areas affected are long haul cabin crew, recruitment... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00344.htm

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/business/15644.html [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/15629.html [3]

[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/business/15658.html [4]


Kiwi Pride: NZ Wines Break Into World Wine Guide
For the first six issues of Robert Parker’s Wine Buyers guide, the world’s best known (and some might say the most controversial) wine critic declined to comment on New Zealand wine. Finally, with the release of the 7th edition, the silence has been broken. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00338.htm

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00339.htm [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00349.htm [3]

[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/business/15661.html [4]


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

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0811/S00156.htm [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0811/S00029.htm [3]


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

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00278.htm [2]


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

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0811/S00061.htm [2]

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[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00330.htm [4]

[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00334.htm [5]

[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00340.htm [6]


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

IT: Dimension Data positioned in the Challengers Quadrant
Wellington 13th November 2008 - Dimension Data, a $3.8 billion leading IT solutions and services provider has been positioned by Gartner, Inc., in the Challengers Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Managed and Professional Network Service Providers, Worldwide ... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00259.htm

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00258.htm [2]

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[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00266.htm [4]

[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00267.htm [5]


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


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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

Michael Winship: This Just In From Middle Earth
Queenstown, New Zealand - You might think it hard to think about politics when you're in a place as extraordinary as this on New Zealand's South Island. The landscape fills the eye with glacial and volcanic lakes, valleys and mountains so breathtaking ... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00272.htm

Renegade’s Blackberry: To Give Or Not To Give
The US secret service codename him Renegade. But will Barack Obama conform and relinquish his treasured Blackberry? Probably: the pressures of those padding, muffling forces within such a bureaucratic creature as the White House may hold sway. The cardinal... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00276.htm

The 2008 Presidential Election: A Preliminary Analysis
In the aftermath of Barack Obama’s historic victory in the 2008 presidential election, two questions have frequently arisen. How did he manage to turn nine or ten “red states” into “blue states... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00269.htm

Bob Fitrakis & Harvey Wasserman: Election Protection In Ohio (and America) Isn't Over
As the sun sets on Bush 2, it is clear that a very thin line of electoral protection preserved Barack Obama's victory in Ohio---and the nation. And it's no accident the vote count battle for a Columbus-area Congressional seat still rages... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00266.htm

M. Shahid Alam: Obama And The Politics Of Race
It is perhaps a bit late in the day, nearly two weeks after November 4, to be writing about Barack Obama’s electoral victory. This want of alacrity, however, is intentional. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00259.htm

Binoy Kampmark: When Fuel Efficiency Was Un-American
Haven’t we seen this before? As Chrysler, Ford Motors and General Motors beg both the Bush administration and the transitional team of President elect Barack Obama to relieve them of financial woes, the similarities with the late 1970s can’t be ... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00261.htm

Franklin Lamb: The Task Of Evicting Israel From Lebanon
“We, as Lebanese, are here to confirm that we cling to freeing every grain of our soil. We will not abandon the great national cause, which is the continuation of the liberation of our land. The resistance looks forward to hoisting the flags of ... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00262.htm

Unfinished Business: Tasks Ignored During The Bush Reign Of Horror
The last eight years can best be described as the illegitimate rule of deviant forces bent on enriching the few at the expense of the many. Poverty is up, real income is flat for the... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00237.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Lifestyle: Queenstown Biz Helps Bucket List Dreams Come True
A recent ‘bucket list’ adventure holiday has provided a terminally ill Auckland woman with memories she hopes will sustain her family through the final stages of her disease. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00199.htm

Brutalism: Karl Maughan Cuts Up His Largest Oil Painting
Internationally renowned artist, Karl Maughan, takes the scissors to the single largest oil painting he’s ever produced today at its unveiling... Maughan, said that while many artists had collaborated in the past to produce wine labels, he believed it was the first time an actual painting had been cut up into pieces. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00177.htm

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00183.htm [2]


WOMAD: Dance Music China Styles
Sa Dinding’s concert performances are dazzling affairs with Kung Fu style dancers, stunning costumes and in the midst of it all songs borne of Chinese folk music combined with Western electronica. Sa Dingding has been called China’s answer to Bjork or Kate Bush. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00191.htm

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00190.htm [2]

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Chanteuse Watch: Bella Kalolo Ready To Wow Wellington
After two years of writing and six months of live performances, Bella Kalolo is set to release her debut single I Feel Like I’m in Love. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00176.htm

Provincial Pride: Online Mag Celebrates Auckland – A Place That Isn't Wellington
Aucklandfuckingcity.com is an online magazine launching on 19th November. Over the next six months, we will be documenting this glorified truck-stop we call home. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00174.htm


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WORLD

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00250.htm [2]


Global Issues: Ending Poverty: Moving Beyond More Aid, Fair Trade
As the United Nations seeks increased financial assistance from donor countries to help meet the flagging Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the inadequacy of international aid and fairer trade agreements has never been so clear. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00274.htm

Scoop World News: World Toilet Day Focuses On Better Sanitation
Boosting the standard of sanitation in poor countries worldwide is a matter of basic human dignity, and yet 40 per cent of the global population still does not have access to toilets, a United Nations rights expert said today. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00281.htm

Human Rights: Myanmar: UN Demands New Fair Trials For Prisoners
Five independent UN experts on human rights demanded that authorities in Myanmar hold fair and open re-trials for dozens of prisoners of conscience sentenced to lengthy prison terms and immediately release their jailed defence counsels. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00284.htm

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]


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