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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
Ringnuts Come Out To Play & Much Much More
City Mission Christmas Appeal
NZ NEWS HEADLINES:
Iraq: Scoop Columnist Firas Al-Atraqchi Cites Why U.S. Troops Must Leave
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Read An Extract From Chomsky's New Book (& Subscribe And Win It!)
Hard News & More Is There!
Simon Upton Online: Politics & Treatyology
Big News: The Merits Of Family Structure
Bush In Baghdad: Stateside
Bush In Baghdad: Satire
Bush In Baghdad: Cartoon
UQ Wire: A 911 Inquiring Mind Is Silenced
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
QPEC Accuses Govt Of Breaching Special Needs Agreement
Posties Accused Of Political Bias
Police Min. Accused Of 'P' Blindness
Move To Replace SIS Inspector General
Mogadon Says Worker's Will Have To Pay For Time Off
Anderton Urged To Take His Forestry Medicine With Grace
NZ First Calls For Gang Patch Ban
Christchurch Rape Case Has Ryall Thinking
Robson On Politics
New Kiwi Diplomat For City Of Angels

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Live Webcams Galore – LOTR Premiere Imminent

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
Ringnuts Come Out To Play & Much Much More

- Scoop was delighted to accept an invitation from Theonering.net to the Return of The Ringers Party in Wellington last night. The following photo essay illustrates just a small part of what was a very very excellent party. See... Scoop Images: The Return Of The Ringers Party (1) [1] - (2) [2] - (3) [3] MORE PREMIERE NEWS: - Webcam Links - Live LOTR Premiere Webcams [4] Russell Brown - Hard News Dec 01, 2003: About Culture [5] Tom Bombadil - Kerry Prenderghastly: Sauron of the South Seas [6] - Forest & Bird - Don't sell Middle Earth. [7] - House of Hank - House of Hank designs paraded at LOTR premiere [8] - Bats- Filmarama! Kia ora BATS types! [9] - Women in Film & TV - Seeking the next Fran Walsh [10] - Kotahi Ao - Quest To Save Gollum This Weekend! [11] - Air NZ - Air New Zealand's 'Frodo' 747 Flies Into History [12] - Scoop has photographers down in the Wellywood melee and expects to post images of the days festivities later this afternoon. Check back often!!!


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00001.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00002.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00003.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00014.htm
[5] - http://publicaddress.net/default,872.sm#post872
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00015.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0312/S00001.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0312/S00006.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0312/S00005.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0312/S00001.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0311/S00175.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0312/S00001.htm


City Mission Christmas Appeal

- Everyone is encouraged to support the Auckland City Mission by making a cash donation to its Christmas Appeal to help those who will otherwise spend Christmas hungry and alone. See... Auckland City Mission - Christmas Appeal - $600,00 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0312/S00002.htm


NZ NEWS HEADLINES:

  • Locke to move motion that Greig should go [1]
  • Free Ahmed Zaoui Court Vigil [2]
  • Drinking-water compliance increases significantly [3]
  • Rethink Time on Agriculture and Hunger, says Oxfam [4]
  • Open Letter On West Papua To PM & Phil Goff [5]
  • Auckland Indymedia presents THE ANTIDOTE #5 Doco Screening [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00004.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00196.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0312/S00004.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0312/S00004.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0312/S00001.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0312/S00003.htm


    Iraq: Scoop Columnist Firas Al-Atraqchi Cites Why U.S. Troops Must Leave

    - Today is a sad day in Iraq as dozens of Iraqi families mourn the dead who were caught in blasts against police stations in Ramadi and Ba’qubah over the weekend. See... Firas Al-Atraqchi: Send the Americans Home [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00010.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Discrimination & misinformation impede AIDS fight [1]
  • Bush Thanks Troops in Weekly Radio Address [2]
  • ISM: Report on War Crimes Committed by Israel Army [3]
  • Israel Demolishes More Homes, Arrests Four [4]
  • UN recognizes leaders in fight against hunger [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00002.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00008.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00003.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00006.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00005.htm


    IMAGE: Iraq: Bush Feeds Turkey To U.S. Troops

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Read An Extract From Chomsky's New Book (& Subscribe And Win It!)

    - From the world's foremost intellectual activist, an irrefutable analysis of America's pursuit of total world domination and the catastrophic consequences that will follow. See... Noam Chomsky: Hegemony or Survival (Extract) [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00011.htm


    Hard News & More Is There!

    - What with all the hoopla, it was proper that someone should play devil's advocate, but Peter Calder's sceptical look at The Lord of the Rings phenomenon in the Weekend Herald's Canvas magazine bugged me for a couple of reasons... See... Public Address 01/12/03 - Arrivals And Departures [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00013.htm


    Simon Upton Online: Politics & Treatyology

    - In the French Corner, we have exciting new ideological convulsions amidst France's extensive array of extreme left parties, plus some extra-terrestrial ambitions on the part of the alter-mondialistes; back in the world of Treatyology, we discover a rich seam of academic writing on the subject of tribalism in contemporary New Zealand lurking in a French electronic journal. See... Upton-on-line Diaspora Edition: 25th Nov. 2003 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00012.htm


    Big News: The Merits Of Family Structure

    - Caring for children within dysfunctional families has never been as important, nor on the minds of politicians as much as the present. See... Big News: Children In Dysfunctional Families [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00007.htm


    Bush In Baghdad: Stateside

    - Bushy cat, Bushy cat, where have you been? I've been to Baghdad to visit the troops. Bushy cat, Bushy cat, why did you that? To p*** off that travelling Hillary cat. Talk about pre-emptive strike!! See... Stateside: Still Raining Cats And Doggerel [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00009.htm


    Bush In Baghdad: Satire

    - Last week George Bush made a secret visit to Iraq to announce the launch of a new employment program to put the people of Iraq "Back to Work." See... Satire: New Big Boom in Iraq - Jobs [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00008.htm


    Bush In Baghdad: Cartoon

    - from John Chuckman… See... Chuckman Cartoon: A Turkey Scoots Into Iraq [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00005.htm


    UQ Wire: A 911 Inquiring Mind Is Silenced

    - A month has passed since former Senator Max Cleland, member of the National Commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks (the Kean Commission), told the New York Times that the White House and President Bush's re-election campaign had reason to fear what the commission was uncovering in its investigation of intelligence and law enforcement "failures" before Sept. 11. See... UQ Wire: Bush Bribes Max Cleland To Shut Up? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00006.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - My children, pray the Holy Rosary more often, but do it with devotion and love; do not do it because of routine or fear, because you will be confused. See... Katya Rivas: When Someone Offends & Slanders You [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00004.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=onering
    IMAGES: The Line Party That Ruled All Line Parties

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    QPEC Accuses Govt Of Breaching Special Needs Agreement

    - Last Thursday evening QPEC sent an urgent letter to the Minister of Education Trevor Mallard concerning letters sent by the Ministry last week to many schools which threaten their special needs units and breach the agreement reached following the 5 year legal battle – the Daniels case - which was settled only a couple of months back. See... Govt Breaches Agreement Over Special Needs Units [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0312/S00002.htm


    Posties Accused Of Political Bias

    - New Zealand First has suggested that Mike Treen of the Auckland Postal Workers Association concentrate on delivering the mail instead of becoming involved in politics on behalf of the Labour Party. See... Deliver The Mail Treen Says Peters [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00007.htm


    Police Min. Accused Of 'P' Blindness

    - National's Police spokesman Tony Ryall says the Police Minister remains totally oblivious to the rising epidemic of methamphetamine use in this country. See... 'P' epidemic - why can't Hawkins see it? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00005.htm


    Move To Replace SIS Inspector General

    - Green MP Keith Locke is to move a motion in the House this week to remove the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Laurie Greig, from office. See... Locke to move motion that Greig should go [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00004.htm


    Mogadon Says Worker's Will Have To Pay For Time Off

    - Every worker will pay for Labour's decision to press ahead with its election bribe of an extra week's annual leave, says National Party Leader Don Brash. See... Workers to pay for Holidays Act election bribe [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00003.htm


    Anderton Urged To Take His Forestry Medicine With Grace

    - "Jim Anderton's reaction to his ticking off from the forestry sector is nothing short of incredible," says National Party Commerce and Forestry spokesman Brian Connell. See... Is That A Promise Mr Anderton? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00002.htm


    NZ First Calls For Gang Patch Ban

    - New Zealand First is calling on the Government to outlaw gangs after a man was attacked in his home over the weekend by four alleged gang members near Wairoa. See... Outlaw Patches And Gangs [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00006.htm


    Christchurch Rape Case Has Ryall Thinking

    - A Christchurch rape case is prompting National Party Law and Order spokesman Tony Ryall to call for a re-think on the age of criminal responsibility. See... Call for rethink on age of criminal responsibility [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00001.htm


    Robson On Politics

    - Wellington's turn next week as Jim Anderton tells Nandor Tanczos why he is so very wrong, at the Johnsonville Community Centre. See you there. See... robson-on-politics 28 November [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00577.htm


    New Kiwi Diplomat For City Of Angels

    - Career diplomat Rob Taylor is to be New Zealand’s new Consul-General in Los Angeles, Foreign Minister Phil Goff announced today. See... New Consul-General for Los Angeles [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00576.htm

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