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Top Scoop Stories - 25 November 2008 News Summary

LEAD STORY

White Ribbon Day: Police Commissioners Say No To Family Violence

NZ POLITICS

Gordon Campbell: John Key’s Performance In Peru
Hospitals: Ryall Performs Triage On Emergency Departments
Lucifer's Election? Christian Candidate Analyses Election Failure
Election 2008: Results Finally Touch Down
New Ministers In Action: Farewell To Timor-Leste Bound Troops
The Opposition Team: Cosgrove Up - 2008 Political Strategist Down

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

Sharemilker Awards: Don't Have A Cow…Man
Petrol Prices: Still Cheaper Than Designer Water
Sport: No Business Like Snow Business
Finance: Investor Group Responds To Hanover Restructure Plan

COMMENT

Lyndon Hood: A Victory Parade For John Key
Julie Webb-Pullman: Political Pornography – New Dirty War In Venezuela
Gordon Campbell: On John Key’s Performance In Peru
Ramzy Baroud: The Rights Of Women As Casualties Of War
Uri Avnery: Eyes Wide Shut
Glen Ford: Buccaneers In Somali Waters - But They're Not Somalis
Michael Collins: Lieberman Keeps "Made Man" Status
Michael Winship: This Just In From Middle Earth
Renegade’s Blackberry: To Give Or Not To Give

LIFESTYLE

Xmas Happy Times: Rock around the Bitchmas Tree At Bats
On This Week: Handle the Jandal DIY Music Video Awards
Reading: Book Judges Prepare To Get Sand In Spinal Cracks
Karim Sahai Images: Phoenix Dominate A-League 12th Round
National Library: New Exhibition Remembers The End Of The Great War
Unlikely Animals: Arctic Monkeys Tour NZ

WORLD

United Nations: Kenyan Prisoners Given Clean Water
UN Reports: Central Africans Nations Will Be Hit Hard By Malnutrition
Gaza Crisis: Ban Calls For Easing Hardships Of Palestinians
Terrorism in Baghdad: UN Official Deplores Latest Bombings In Iraq
Human Rights: Burma’s Generals Continued Their Ruthless Campaign
Human Rights: Eastern DR Congo Relatively Calm
Scoop World News: UN Food Agency Resumes Aid Operations In Somalia

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LEAD STORY

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White Ribbon Day: Police Commissioners Say No To Family Violence
Police Commissioners from every state and territory in Australia and New Zealand have joined together to combat family violence.The Australasian Policing Strategy on the Prevention and Reduction of Family Violence was launched today to coincide with White Ribbon Day - White Ribbon Day is the international day when men in particular, wear a white ribbon to show they do not tolerate or condone men's violence towards women. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00310.htm

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00202.htm [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00206.htm [3]

[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00300.htm [4]

[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00303.htm [5]

[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00316.htm [6]

[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00315.htm [7]

[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00317.htm [8]

[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00318.htm [9]

[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0811/S00072.htm [10]

[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00313.htm [11]

[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00282.htm [12]

[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0811/S00199.htm [13]

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NZ POLITICS

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Gordon Campbell: John Key’s Performance In Peru
The clip on last night’s television of George W. Bush genially patting new boy John Key on the back at the APEC gathering in Peru was not only embarrassing to watch. It was a reminder that a change of government is not just about policy settings. It is also about who represents New Zealand on the world stage, and how that makes us feel... More »[1]

[1] - http://election08.scoop.co.nz/gordon-campbell-on-john-key%E2%80%99s-performance-in-peru/

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00199.htm [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00367.htm [3]

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

[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/world/15788.html [5]

[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/world/15773.html [6]

[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/business/15819.html [7]

[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/15832.html [8]

Hospitals: Ryall Performs Triage On Emergency Departments
"Our starting point is New Zealand needs a more responsive health system: one that responds to the priorities of New Zealanders. It is the public’s priorities that inform the new Government’s priorities. New Zealanders want better, sooner, more convenient healthcare, and they want accountability for results. And that is our goal too." More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00203.htm

Lucifer's Election? Christian Candidate Analyses Election Failure
The Family party was formed out of the Destiny party - a Faith based party - achieving some 14,000 votes in the ‘05 election; however the Family party vote dropped to 6,900 in November 8, ‘08 election.
More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00297.htm

Election 2008: Results Finally Touch Down
The Chief Electoral Officer has declared the official results for the 2008 General Election. In summary: - The number of seats in Parliament will be 122. - The National Party has lost one list seat compared to election night, and now has 58 seats in total. - The Green Party has gained one list seat compared to election night, and now has nine seats in total. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00295.htm

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

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00143.htm [3]

[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/sections/nzpolitics.html#ets [4]

New Ministers In Action: Farewell To Timor-Leste Bound Troops
New Defence Minister Wayne Mapp and Associate Defence Minister Heather Roy joined families and well-wishers today at Ohakea Air Force Base to farewell 149 New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel bound for a six month tour of duty in Timor-Leste. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00280.htm

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]

[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/15689.html [4]

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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Sharemilker Awards: Don't Have A Cow…Man
The 2008 New Zealand Sharemilkers of the Year say the intangible benefits from entering the competition are ten-fold compared to any monetary reward. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00447.htm

Petrol Prices: Still Cheaper Than Designer Water
Shell has again led a price decrease with a 5 cent drop in petrol prices, effective 11.00am today, Monday 24 November. The price drop is due to the continued decrease in the cost of refined product. This is the sixth price decrease in petrol this month. Petrol is now 29 cents cheaper than it was at the beginning of November. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00417.htm

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00423.htm [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00428.htm [3]

Sport: No Business Like Snow Business
New Zealand skifields had their best year ever in 2008. Ski Areas Association members sold 1,402,000 passes, up 116,000 from last year‘s 1,286,000. The 2008 result surpasses by 1,000 the previous record of 1,401,000 ski area passes sold in 2006. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00231.htm

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00233.htm [2]

Finance: Investor Group Responds To Hanover Restructure Plan
Initial reaction to today's restructure plan from Hanover has been mixed. While investors want to retrieve their investment funds as soon as possible, investors ongoing concerns relate to the management of the Hanover restructure. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00373.htm

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/business/15698.html [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/business/15704.html [3]

[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/business/15711.html [4]

[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/business/15713.html [5]

[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/business/15714.html [6]

[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/business/15716.html [7]

[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/15725.html [8]

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COMMENT

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Lyndon Hood: A Victory Parade For John Key
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More »[1]

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

Julie Webb-Pullman: Political Pornography – New Dirty War In Venezuela
It is not stretching a point to call the latest Venezuelan rightwing salvo political pornography. In a last-ditch attempt to resist the tsunami of support for PSUV candidates, a million copies of a video produced by an organisation called SYNERGIA began circulating ... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00314.htm

Gordon Campbell: On John Key’s Performance In Peru
The clip on last night’s television of George W. Bush genially patting new boy John Key on the back at the APEC gathering in Peru was not only embarrassing to watch. It was a reminder that a change of government is not just about policy settings. ... More »[1]

[1] - http://election08.scoop.co.nz/gordon-campbell-on-john-key%E2%80%99s-performance-in-peru/

Ramzy Baroud: The Rights Of Women As Casualties Of War
Qurban-Bibi and Nahil Abu-Rada are two women, one Afghan and the other Palestinian, who made news with similar tragedies. But their losses also helped further delineate the plight of millions of women in war zones and poor countries. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00308.htm

Uri Avnery: Eyes Wide Shut
THE DAY before yesterday, two documents appeared side by side in Haaretz: a giant advertisement from the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and the results of a public opinion poll. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00318.htm

Glen Ford: Buccaneers In Somali Waters - But They're Not Somalis
So far this year, at least two dozen vessels have been boarded and seized by armed men off the coast of Somalia, the latest a Saudi Arabian supertanker capable of carrying two million barrels of oil. I'm avoiding... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00297.htm

Michael Collins: Lieberman Keeps "Made Man" Status
Lieberman Keeps "Made Man" Status The "three wise guys" at the Republican National Convention Image cc Triumph of The Money Party & the Collective Amnesia Michael Collins More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00273.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

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LIFESTYLE

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Xmas Happy Times: Rock around the Bitchmas Tree At Bats

Last Christmas Santa elves overheard careless whispers on the factory floor; Mrs Claus was up to no good. The spirit of Xmas had departed her heart and poor Santa was left alone. Luckily this Xmas Santa wised up. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00253.htm

On This Week: Handle the Jandal DIY Music Video Awards
The 2008 Handle the Jandal DIY Music Video Awards will be held this Thursday, September 27, at the St James Theatre, Courtenay Place, Wellington. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00250.htm

Reading: Book Judges Prepare To Get Sand In Spinal Cracks

The judges for the 2009 New Zealand Post Book Awards have positioned their deck chairs, turned off their phones and slapped on the sunscreen as they embark on what will be a wonderful summer of reading. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00244.htm

Karim Sahai Images: Phoenix Dominate A-League 12th Round
In a game dominated by The Wellington Phoenix, the final score of 2-0 easily made the 12th round of the A-League one of the most exciting and fast-paced games in the series. Here are a few photo highlights... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00317.htm

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[2] - http://karimsahai.com/ [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00242.htm [3]

National Library: New Exhibition Remembers The End Of The Great War
While peace was not officially announced until June 1919, the November Armistice was cause for great celebration and considerable relief in New Zealand as elsewhere. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00236.htm

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00237.htm [2]

Unlikely Animals: Arctic Monkeys Tour NZ
Arctic Monkeys kick start 2009 with shows in Wellington and Auckland alongside their Big Day Out performance. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00234.htm

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WORLD

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United Nations: Kenyan Prisoners Given Clean Water
24 November 2008 – Some 3,000 prisoners, staff and their families in Kenya will have access to clean water and basic sanitation thanks to a new United Nations-backed programme. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00407.htm

UN Reports: Central Africans Nations Will Be Hit Hard By Malnutrition
More than one in every 10 Central Africans in their country’s northwest is acutely malnourished, the United Nations humanitarian wing reported today as it called on international donors to support more than 100 separate projects. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00405.htm

Gaza Crisis: Ban Calls For Easing Hardships Of Palestinians
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged Israel and the Palestinians to continue their negotiations, as well as to improve the humanitarian situation in Gaza. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00404.htm

Terrorism in Baghdad: UN Official Deplores Latest Bombings In Iraq
24 November 2008 – The top United Nations envoy to Iraq has strongly condemned the series of bombings that struck Baghdad today, killing and injuring innocent civilians on their way to work. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00401.htm

Human Rights: Burma’s Generals Continued Their Ruthless Campaign
Among those sentenced in further closed trials at Rangoon’s infamous Insein Prison was prominent monk Ashin Gambira, the leader of the monk-led September 2007 Saffron Revolution. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00377.htm

Human Rights: Eastern DR Congo Relatively Calm
The security situation in war-torn east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is calm, with the recent ceasefire apparently holding, the United Nations peacekeeping mission to the country reported today. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00382.htm

Scoop World News: UN Food Agency Resumes Aid Operations In Somalia
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has resumed work in northern Somalia after its operations there were temporarily halted following the coordinated series of deadly bomb attacks in the city of Hargeisa late last month that killed two UN ... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00384.htm

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