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SCOOP LEAD STORY:
UPDATE ON TONGA: Alleged Riot Agitator Arrested - Tonga Now

NEW ZEALAND LEAD:
Dr Brash's Emails: Peters Reckons Court Injunction To Protect Key -
Culture: First The Oscar Now The Greatest Line In NZ Film History -
Welfare: Animals Become NZ Women's Best Friends In SAFE Calendar -
Qantas Awards: TV3's Lebanon Coverage Rewarded At TV Gong Show -
MORE HEADLINES:
Politics News: Brash Wins High Court Injuction Prohibiting Publication of Stolen E-Mails
McCully.co.nz – National Treasure In Nat Hard Man's Sights -

SCOOP INTERNATIONAL LEAD STORY:
Les Yeux on France: 12 Top New Zealand Writers Tour France
Nuke Issues: Scientists Testing Crater Find Radioactive Particles
Media News: Mandate To Protect Press Freedom Issued
MORE WORLD HEADLINES:

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SCOOP LEAD STORY:
UPDATE ON TONGA: Alleged Riot Agitator Arrested - Tonga Now

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courtesy of Tonga Now Tonga Now reports that a pro-reform supporter has been arrested for allegedly supplying fuel to those who set fire to buildings in Nuku’alofa... Also, Community Support groups have formed to protect Chinese from being targeted. See... UPDATE ON TONGA: Alleged Riot Agitator Arrested [1] ALSO: Tonga Airport Secured And Now Open [2] - The New Zealand led Combined Joint Task Force newly arrived in Tonga wasted no time in securing the airport and confirmed the airport open for civilian air travel this morning. See... NZ Led Force Declares Fau’amotu Airport Open [3] Scoop Audio.KiwiFM Audio: [4] Wammo talks to Scoop's Selwyn Manning, fresh from the first flight into Tonga after last week's rioting. Scoop Audio.95bFM Audio: [5] Selwyn Manning speaks to bFM's Noelle McCarthy about the situation in Tonga.

  • Scoop Full Coverage: Tonga Riots [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00329.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00270.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00270.htm
    [4] - http://img.scoop.co.nz/media/audio/0611/smkiwi201106.m3u
    [5] - http://img.scoop.co.nz/media/audio/0611/SMBFMTONGA.m3u
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00331.htm

    NEW ZEALAND LEAD:
    Dr Brash's Emails: Peters Reckons Court Injunction To Protect Key -

    Don Brash should stop trying to lay a trail of blue herrings and tell the public exactly why he doesn't want certain emails made public, says New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters. "I'm sure their real interest was in giving John Key an early Christmas present by protecting him. It is clear the emails also reflect poorly on Key, but National want to keep those details hidden until Key has been safely ensconced as leader. See... Don's Injunction Is A Bit Fishy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00392.htm


    Culture: First The Oscar Now The Greatest Line In NZ Film History -

    A line from Bad Taste’s hero, Derek, written and spoken by Peter Jackson, was revealed as The Greatest Line in Kiwi Film on TV One’s flagship arts show Frontseat in its final episode for 2006.Two Peter Jackson films, two Geoff Murphy films, and two lines from Once Were Warriors made the shortlist for Frontseat’s Greatest Line in Kiwi Film. See... The Greatest Line In Kiwi Film [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0611/S00223.htm


    Welfare: Animals Become NZ Women's Best Friends In SAFE Calendar -

    Twelve of New Zealand's most prominent female television personalities, entertainers, actors, musicians and politicians are backing calls for cruelty free living. The stellar cast each appear embracing an animal in the 2007 Choose Cruelty Free calendar photographed by internationally acclaimed photographer Rachael Hale. See... Kiwi Women Stand Against Cruelty To Animals [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00279.htm


    Qantas Awards: TV3's Lebanon Coverage Rewarded At TV Gong Show -

    The winners of the 2006 Qantas Television Awards were announced this evening during a glamorous awards ceremony at Auckland’s Aotea Centre. Hosted by leading television presenters Dominic Bowden and Petra Bagust, the Awards recognised the best of the New Zealand television industry, including news and current affairs. See... Winners of the 2006 Qantas Television Awards [1] ALSO:

  • TVNZ - TVNZ Scoops Two Thirds Of Qantas Television Awards [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0611/S00220.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0611/S00221.htm


    MORE HEADLINES:

  • First New Navy Patrol Vessel Launched [1]
  • Young Scientists compete for big prize money [2]
  • Pelenise Homicide [3]
  • 2006 Ellerslie Flower Show Breaks Records [4]
  • Sky And TVNZ Joint Rights Holders For Series [5]
  • Topless maidens on Auckland Harbour [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00374.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0611/S00049.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0611/S00220.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0611/S00227.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0611/S00355.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0611/S00363.htm


    Politics News: Brash Wins High Court Injuction Prohibiting Publication of Stolen E-Mails

    - National Party Leader Don Brash has obtained a High Court order restraining the publication or distribution of copies of email correspondence which is believed to have been stolen from his computer. See... Brash Wins Court Order Blocking Email Publication [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00354.htm


    McCully.co.nz – National Treasure In Nat Hard Man's Sights -

    The lefty-muso Dave Dobbyn, noted for his adherence to the Clark cause, was engaged for the New Zealand memorial 's dedication in Hyde Park. Dobbyn sang "Welcome Home". Noted, of course, for the line "the empire is fading by the day." How very very classy. See... www.mccully.co.nz - 17 November 2006 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00356.htm


    SCOOP INTERNATIONAL LEAD STORY:
    Les Yeux on France: 12 Top New Zealand Writers Tour France

    - (AIX-EN-PROVENCE – 17 November 2006) – The link between New Zealand literature and France is not new. Katherine Mansfield, our most internationally renowned writer, spent most of her last days in the south of France, suffering from tuberculosis. Last Saturday, some of the writers made a pilgrimage to the Gurdjieff Institute, near Fontainebleau. They planted a tree to commemorate the spot where Mansfield died on January 9, 1923. See... Les Yeux on France: Top New Zealand Writers Tour [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00328.htm


    Nuke Issues: Scientists Testing Crater Find Radioactive Particles

    - Scoop Media Report: Selwyn Manning reports that scientific findings are surfacing that question whether heightened enriched uranium particles have been found in and around a crater in south Lebanon. Has a new type of low yield nuclear weapon been tested during the Israel/Hizbullah conflict? And has Israel developed the scientific expertise to progress and deploy such weaponry without outside superpower help? Or was a radioactive weapon targeted by Israel? Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio & Text: Audio/Text: Was A New EU Munition Used In Lebanon? [1] ALSO:

  • US State Dept - Bolton Briefing on Iran and Other Matters [2]
  • US State Dept - Bolton Briefing - WFP, UNSC Election, Iran & Ors. [3]
  • US State Dept - Bolton on the Somalia Report, Lebanon, HRC & Ors. [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00295.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00305.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00303.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00302.htm


    Media News: Mandate To Protect Press Freedom Issued

    - The head of the United Nations body mandated to protect press freedom today deplored the murder of yet one more Iraqi journalist, saying it was vital to bring an end to “the outrageous campaign of bloodshed” against media professionals in the violence-racked country. At the same time, UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura condemned the killing of a Mexican journalist, possibly because of investigative reports on drug trafficking. See... Journalists' Murders in Iraq And Mexico Condemned [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00290.htm


    MORE WORLD HEADLINES:

  • Kalahari - Aids Takes Hold Of Evicted Bushmen [1]
  • Somalia - Thousands Of Refugees Threatened By Floods [2]
  • Uganda - Ugandan Rebels Pressed to Release Women, Children [3]
  • Global - Migratory Species Face Risk From Climate Change [4]
  • Sri Lanka - The Future Of Tamil Parliamentarians In Sri Lanka [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00300.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00297.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00296.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00294.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00291.htm

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