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Top Scoop Stories - 28 November 2008 News Summary

Top Scoop Stories - 28 November 2008 News Summary

LEAD STORY
Mediterranean: Seven feared dead after Air NZ plane crashes

NZ POLITICS
Censorship: Classification Office Annual Report Passed For Viewing

Local Govt Lunacy? Wellington Plans To Rip Up Million Dollars Of Paving

New Ministers: Tariana Turia sees early impacts of global capital

Gordon Campbell: Creating Jobs In The Teeth Of The Financial Crisis

Privacy: Kiwis Keen To Give Biometric Info To Banks

Health: Drug Company Scaremongering, Says PHARMAC

Hospitals: Ryall Performs Triage On Emergency Departments

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH
Dispute Resolution: Phone Turns Into A Lobster - Whine To David Russell

On the Coast: Gerry Brownlee Opens Pike River Coal Mine

Business Confidence: Look Out Goliath - David Is Crowned

Sharemilker Awards: Don't Have A Cow…Man

Petrol Prices: Still Cheaper Than Designer Water

COMMENT
Peter Dyer: Obama Can End Iraq War 'Responsibly'

Ramzy Baroud: Gaza - Salvation In A News Broadcast

Martin LeFevre: The Worst And Brightest?

Binoy Kampmark: Darling End For New Labour? The British Budget

End Of Hegemony: US National Intelligence Council

Venezuela: Democracy In Action

Bernard Weiner: When A Country Gets Lost -- And Finds Its Way Back

LIFESTYLE
Art: Ex-Cartoonist's Fishes Get Online Remix

Art: McCahon Painting Coming Home

Overachievement: Rhodes Scholar from University of Auckland

Music: New Zealand To Cop Flack

Fashionistas: Whitecliffe Fashion Show Hits The Catwalk!

Summer Again: Jandal Day Supports New Zealand Surf Lifeguards

Sport: Golfing Great Honoured At Clearwater

WORLD
India: Coordinated Attacks, Hostages In Mumbai

"State Of Emergency" At Bangkok' Airports

Scoop World News: Opium Trade Finances Taliban War Machine

Middle East: Nuclear Inspector Calls On Syria And Israel

Africa: Another Congolese Journalist Killed

Religion: UN Bans "Defamation Of Religion"

Africa: Zimbabwe’s Humanitarian Crisis Likely To Worsen


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LEAD STORY

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Mediterranean: Seven feared dead after Air NZ plane crashes
An Airbus A320 operated by XL Airways of Germany has been lost in the Mediterranean.That aircraft is one that is owned by Air New Zealand and on lease to XL Airways for the past two years. The aircraft was being flown by XL Airways to Frankfurt where it was due to be handed back to Air New Zealand for a ferry flight back to New Zealand. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00343.htm

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00216.htm [2]
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00403.htm [3]
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/16003.html [4]
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/16007.html [5]

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NZ POLITICS

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Censorship: Classification Office Annual Report Passed For Viewing
The Classification Act requires that the Office of Film and Literature Classification minimise the risk to New Zealand society caused by the unrestricted availability of publications depicting matters such as sex, horror, crime, cruelty and violence. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00345.htm

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0811/S00250.htm [2]


Local Govt Lunacy? Wellington Plans To Rip Up Million Dollars Of Paving
Lindsay Shelton writes regarding plans for a new Manners Mall. “As part of our commitment to improving the city, the Council has completed the upgrade of Manners Mall and the surrounding area.” This was the announcement in February 2004... Less than five years later, the Wellington City Council doesn’t like its upgrade any more. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00371.htm

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0811/S00256.htm [2]


New Ministers: Tariana Turia sees early impacts of global capital
It has taken just one week into the job for new Minister of the Community and Voluntary Sector, Tariana Turia, to identify direct repercussions happening at home in response to the global capital crisis. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00209.htm

Gordon Campbell: Creating Jobs In The Teeth Of The Financial Crisis
Giving the local government portfolio to Rodney Hide creates some management challenges for John Key. Can Key really afford to let Hide loose down the privatising track in local government? More »[1]

[1] - http://election08.scoop.co.nz/creating-jobs-in-the-teeth-of-the-financial-crisis/

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00338.htm [2]


Privacy: Kiwis Keen To Give Biometric Info To Banks
Five out of 10 New Zealanders are extremely or very concerned about the security of their financial transactions, up sharply... New Zealanders strongly support the introduction of new technologies to provide greater security for consumers’ data and finances. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00322.htm

Health: Drug Company Scaremongering, Says PHARMAC
People can be confident a generic version of a widely-used gastrointestinal drug will work just as well as the medicine it is replacing, says PHARMAC... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0811/S00082.htm

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

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0811/S00081.htm [2]
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0811/S00083.htm [3]
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0811/S00086.htm [4]

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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Dispute Resolution: Phone Turns Into A Lobster - Whine To David Russell
New Zealand’s most well-known consumer rights advocate David Russell is joining the council of New Zealand’s first independent telecommunication dispute resolution service, Telecommunication Dispute Resolution (TDR). More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00525.htm

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00519.htm [2]


On the Coast: Gerry Brownlee Opens Pike River Coal Mine
The Minister of Energy and Resources, and Economic Development, Gerry Brownlee, today opened the new Pike River coal mine in the Paparoa Ranges, 50 kilometres north-east of Greymouth. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00210.htm

Business Confidence: Look Out Goliath - David Is Crowned
New Zealand’s best little business has earned the honour of being crowned Supreme Award winner in the inaugural year of The David Awards: heroes in small business. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00463.htm

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. 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]

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COMMENT

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Peter Dyer: Obama Can End Iraq War 'Responsibly'
One of Barack Obama's most compelling and popular campaign promises was his pledge to end the war in Iraq “responsibly.” But what does “responsibly” mean in this context? Does it mean the United States will be assuming full responsibility for... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00404.htm

Ramzy Baroud: Gaza - Salvation In A News Broadcast
When Gaza's electricity is in working order, most Palestinians in the impoverished and overcrowded Strip huddle around their television screens. It's neither "American Idol" nor "Dancing with the Stars" that brings them together... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00405.htm

Martin LeFevre: The Worst And Brightest?
Revealing comments about a government are often conveyed in the spaces between the surface narratives of the news. Two examples today--one from the White House mouthpiece, the other from a mainstream media mouthpiece--make the point. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00401.htm

Binoy Kampmark: Darling End For New Labour? The British Budget
Binoy Kampmark writes: When a figure of conservative propriety as Mervyn King, governor of the Bank of England, desires government control over banks, one that exceeds mere partial or public ownership, the political fault lines must be changing. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00381.htm

End Of Hegemony: US National Intelligence Council
Former University of Cambridge Commonwealth Scholar, Binoy Kampmark, writes that the US National Intelligence Council report, ‘Global Trends 2025: A World Transformed’ makes noted observations - including the rise of China as a military superpower. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00348.htm

Venezuela: Democracy In Action
In a country where the electoral rules strictly honour and serve the rights of the people rather than the other way around, polling booths didn't close until almost midnight, so that everyone waiting in a queue could exercise their Constitutional ... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00351.htm

Bernard Weiner: When A Country Gets Lost -- And Finds Its Way Back
Let's face it. Countries, like individuals, get lost sometimes -- really lost, ignoring the maps of morality and civil behavior, bringing shame and disrepute on themselves. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00356.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Art: Ex-Cartoonist's Fishes Get Online Remix
Natural history paintings by a somewhat forgotten yet iconic New Zealand artist are being officially offered from today on a new online gallery. Fish Art Gallery, www.fishart.co.nz , launches on the 28th of November and has as its inaugural exhibition ‘Heath Remastered’, the New Zealand marine life paintings of Eric Heath, former editorial cartoonist at Wellingtons Dominion (Dompost) newspaper. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00298.htm

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00299.htm [2]


Art: McCahon Painting Coming Home
Te Papa is pleased to announce that its bid for Colin McCahon's painting, Mondrian's Last Chrysanthemum, 1976, was successful. The painting was purchased for AUD$312,000 (including a 20% buyer's premium). The painting has been in a private collection in Australia for the past 12 years and was auctioned by Melbourne-based fine arts dealer Deutscher and Hackett yesterday. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00285.htm

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00137.htm [2]


Overachievement: Rhodes Scholar from University of Auckland
A political studies graduate from The University of Auckland keenly interested in global justice and migration from developing countries has gained a coveted Rhodes Scholarship for 2009. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0811/S00082.htm

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[2] - http://nzif.wit.org.nz/" target="_blank [2]


Music: New Zealand To Cop Flack
The only female recipient of consecutive Song of the Year Grammy Awards, Roberta received her first triple Grammies in 1973 for Song and Record of the Year with The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face and Best Pop Vocal by a Duo for Where Is The Love (duet with Donny Hathaway). Roberta earned another three Grammies in 1974 for Record and Song of the Year and Best Pop Vocal by a Female for Killing Me Softly With His Song. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00278.htm

Fashionistas: Whitecliffe Fashion Show Hits The Catwalk!
Photo-Essay: Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design recently held its annual fashion show on the catwalk at the Viaduct Harbour, Auckland. Here is a photo essay including entries from Whitecliffe's Bachelor of Fine Arts students. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00268.htm

Summer Again: Jandal Day Supports New Zealand Surf Lifeguards
National Jandal Day on December 5 is a call to ‘feet’ in support of Surf Lifesaving New Zealand and Waitakere Mayor Bob Harvey – a lifeguard at Karekare Beach for more than 50 year... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0811/S00238.htm

Sport: Golfing Great Honoured At Clearwater
The Sir Bob Charles Hall of Fame Golf Tournament will tee off at Clearwater on Friday, in recognition of Sir Bob’s induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00261.htm


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WORLD

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India: Coordinated Attacks, Hostages In Mumbai
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned tonight's coordinated series of shootings and blasts by terrorists in Mumbai, which have killed or wounded scores of people in India's commercial capital and largest city. "Such violence is totally unacceptable." More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00512.htm

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00214.htm [2]
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00402.htm [3]
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00336.htm [4]
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00351.htm [5]
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00353.htm [6]
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00352.htm [7]
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/world/16010.html [8]
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/world/15957.html [9]
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/world/15972.html [10]


"State Of Emergency" At Bangkok' Airports
Richard S. Ehrlich Writes: Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat clamped a ''state of emergency'' on Bangkok's two main airports on Thursday, and ordered the navy, air force and police to remove protesters who barricaded thousands of passengers from arriving or departing. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00399.htm

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00375.htm [2]
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/lifestyle/15956.html [3]


Scoop World News: Opium Trade Finances Taliban War Machine
The opium industry is largely funding the Taliban's war budget and is a major source of revenue for criminal groups and terrorists in Afghanistan despite becoming less important to the country's overall economy. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00523.htm

Middle East: Nuclear Inspector Calls On Syria And Israel
The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency today said ''it is baffling'' that satellite pictures necessary for his investigation into an alleged nuclear reactor site in Syria were not available. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00524.htm

Africa: Another Congolese Journalist Killed
While adding his voice to the growing chorus of senior United Nations officials condemning last week's murder of a Congolese journalist, the head of the UN agency tasked with defending press freedom today welcomed the call from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00526.htm

Religion: UN Bans "Defamation Of Religion"
Geneva, November 24, 2008 — By a vote of 85 to 50, with 42 abstaining, the UN General Assembly today adopted a draft resolution calling on all countries to alter their legal and constitutional systems to prevent ''defamation of religions,'' asserting ... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00421.htm

Africa: Zimbabwe’s Humanitarian Crisis Likely To Worsen
A senior United Nations relief official has urged donors to generously support the $550 million appeal launched earlier this week to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe, which she warned will get much worse without “massive” international ... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00509.htm

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