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Today's Top Scoop Stories - News Summary

Today's Top Scoop Stories - News Summary


TODAY'S TOP SCOOP STORIES


SCOOP LEAD STORY
Pacific News: Deadline Passes - Suva Awaits Army's Next Move

NEW ZEALAND LEAD:
Parliament: Key Lays His Reshuffle On The Table
Justice: Cullen Stays Action For War Crime
Exports: Applegrowers Offered Clayton's Access To Australia
Politics News: No Deputy Consumer Affairs Portfolio For Brash - He's Gone
KiwiFM Audio:
Export: 2006, Year Of The Veteran, Moves Towards Export Year 2007
RECOMMENDED AUDIO:
Internet: Faster, Cheaper Malicious Attacks On Your Computer
SCOOP SPECIAL REPORT:
Scoop Video
Scoop Report and Photoessay: Tonga Faces Crossroad

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Middle East:UN Force Swells To 11,500 To Monitor Israel/Lebanon Hostilities
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SCOOP LEAD STORY
Pacific News: Deadline Passes - Suva Awaits Army's Next Move

Scoop
Image: Laisenia Qarase.Scoop Image: Laisenia Qarase. - Fiji's prime minister, Laisenia Qarase is expected to address the island nation shortly as those in the capital, Suva, await the military's next move. Qarase last night agreed to most of Commodore Frank Bainimarama's demands, but the military chief remained unsatisfied and gave Qarase until midday today to meet all nine demands. See... Qarase Concedes - Military Achieves Political Coup [1] ALSO:

  • Scoop Report - Security Council Worried About Looming Fiji Coup [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00514.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00001.htm

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    NEW ZEALAND LEAD:

    Parliament: Key Lays His Reshuffle On The Table

    John
Key - National Party Leader John Key has announced a reshuffled portfolio lineup that will form the foundation of National’s team heading into the next election. A highlight of the reshuffle is the replacement of the front bench group with a Shadow Cabinet that comprises the first 16 portfolio holders. See... National’s Shadow Cabinet revealed [1] ALSO:

  • Scoop Full Coverage - John Key ChChChanges On Climate [2]
  • National - Key: Foreign Affairs & Defence Seminar [3]
  • Marc Alexander - Marc My Words: The enemy of success is envy [4]
  • More Coverage - John Key Becomes National Leader [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00011.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00505.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00574.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0612/S00014.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/#keyeng


    Justice: Cullen Stays Action For War Crime

    Michael
Cullen - Global Peace and Justice Auckland is appalled at Attorney-General Michael Cullen’s staying of legal action against self-confessed war criminal Moshe Ya’alon who has been visiting New Zealand this week. Cullen on Wednesday over-ruled Monday’s decision by District Court Judge Avinash Deobhakta... Deobhakta found that a prime facie case had been established for Ya’alon’s involvement in the 2002 assassination of Palestinian leader Salah Shehadeb in Gaza City. That bomb strike also killed more than 20 other civilians in the neighbourhood. See... Cullen’s disgraceful defence of a war criminal [1] ALSO:

  • Greens - Locke condemns Cullen intrusion over Israeli [2]
  • Palestinian Centre For Human Rights - Stop support for Israel’s war crimes! [3]
  • Wellington Palestine Group - Attorney Gen Decision Re: War Criminal Horrifying [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0612/S00001.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00014.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0612/S00016.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0612/S00011.htm


    Exports: Applegrowers Offered Clayton's Access To Australia

    - New Zealand apple growers have been denied meaningful access to export to Australia, after the final Import Risk Analysis was released today. Growers say Australia has blindly ignored World Trade Organsation rulings and international scientific evidence to keep New Zealand apples out. In a joint statement today Pipfruit New Zealand (PNZ) and the Australian Apple Action Group (AAAG) called upon the Government to take immediate WTO action against Australia as already promised by New Zealand Government ministers. See... No Access for NZ Apples to Australia [1] ALSO:

  • NZ Govt - Australia Publishes Risk Analysis for NZ Apples [2]
  • National - Groser: Go to WTO over apples [3]
  • National - Hawke's Bay MPs want action on apples [4]
  • Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce - WTO the Only Option on Apples [5]
  • NZ Govt - New Zealand Secures Butter Trade to Europe [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0612/S00003.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00001.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00004.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00005.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0612/S00019.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00003.htm


    Politics News: No Deputy Consumer Affairs Portfolio For Brash - He's Gone

    Scoop
Image by Selwyn Manning – Brash's woeful week Scoop News: Former National Party Leader Don Brash has announced he will resign from Parliament, vacating his office when Parliament closes for Christmas/New Year recess. Brash told reporters this afternoon that he had talked to friends, colleagues and family before deciding it was now time for him to leave Parliament. The National List MP position vacated by Brash will be filled by Katrina Shanks. See... Don Brash Resigns, Will Be Gone By Christmas [1] ALSO:

  • Craig Potton Publishing - The Hollow Men creates publishing coup [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00512.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0611/S00538.htm


    KiwiFM Audio:

    Wammo IVs John Key - The first interview from Don Brash's old office apparently. They talk about being leader, what to do with a problem like Don Brash, dream teams, Hollow books, answering emails, speech writing, centrist governments, Brian Sinclair and his cronies… See… Scoop Audio.KiwiFM Audio:


    Export: 2006, Year Of The Veteran, Moves Towards Export Year 2007

    - Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced a $33.75 million boost to the Market Development Assistance Scheme which supports New Zealand exporters breaking into offshore markets. This funding boost is a key feature of Export Year 2007, which is also being formally launched at the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Export Awards tonight. See... Export year launched - major boost for exporters [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00576.htm


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    UPDATE Scoop Audio:

    Selwyn Manning reports to Radio Adelaide's Peter Godfrey the latest on the Fiji coup crisis. See… Scoop Audio.UPDATE Scoop Audio: [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00503.htm


    Scoop Audio:

    Kevin list discusses on Radio Active how Nicky Hager's book Hollow Men casts doubt on the actions of other National Party figures… See… Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio: [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00502.htm


    Scoop Audio:

    Selwyn Manning joins Radio Adelaide's Peter Godfrey to discuss: NZ holds meeting between Fiji's military chief and its PM in attempt to avoid a coup; John Key becomes the new National Party leader; and that poor sod Shrek the Merino sheep gets helicoptered out to a melting ice berg! See… Scoop Audio. [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00485.htm


    Internet: Faster, Cheaper Malicious Attacks On Your Computer

    firewall - A New Zealand computer connected to the Internet is typically targeted more than a hundred times a day by a variety of worms, viruses, trojans, and hackers, according to a study released today by NetSafe - The Internet Safety Group, and IBM New Zealand... NetSafe and IBM conducted a month-long study that examined the type and frequency of threats exposed to a computer accessing popular websites via a broadband connection. See... Kiwis with broadband attacked 102 times in 24hours [1] ALSO:


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0611/S00066.htm


    KiwiFM Audio:

    Wammo IVs NetSafe Executive Director Martin Cocker.


    KiwiFM Audio:


    SCOOP SPECIAL REPORT:


    Scoop Video: Interview With Tonga's Most Controversial Man

    Scoop
Image: Clive Edwards - Tonga's pro-democracy leader, Clive Edwards, is one of the island nation's most controversial figures. He's hated by Nobles, loathed by many, his views banned by Tongan authorities. In the wake of riots that tore through Tonga's capital Nuku'Alofa, where mobs ransacked and burned the town to destruction, Edwards called for the government to relent to pressure and open the parliament to an open and free election. Scoop here publishes an extended interview with the Tongan people's representative.


    Scoop Video

    Hated & Loathed, Scoop IV's Clive Edwards See… Scoop Video: Interview With Tonga's Most Controversial Man [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00429.htm


    SCOOP REPORTS:


    Scoop Report and Photoessay: Tonga Faces Crossroad

    Scoop
Image: Tonga - Twenty four hours after rioters tore through Tonga's capital town looting and burning, leaving a sea of blazing buildings in their wake, New Zealand's Helen Clark said there were two futures on offer for the Pacific. "One is poverty and conflict; the other is peace and development." The comment accurately paints a crossroad for Tonga, for Solomon Islands, Fiji, for Melanesia in general. The comment acknowledges how accurate the United States' most recent handle for the Pacific is: The Arc of Uncertainty. See... Scoop On Assignment: Tonga Faces Crossroad [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00412.htm

    INTERNATIONAL NEWS:
    Middle East:UN Force Swells To 11,500 To Monitor Israel/Lebanon Hostilities

    - The enhanced United Nations peacekeeping force sent to Lebanon this summer to monitor the cessation of hostilities between Israel and Hizbollah now totals 11,500 troops from 21 countries, just 3,500 below its mandated maximum strength, with additional personnel arriving from Indonesia, Portugal and Italy. See... Lebanon: UN Peacekeeping Force Reaches 11,500 [1] ALSO:

  • Nobel Laureate Tutu to Head UN Israel Rights Probe [2]
  • Stop support for Israel’s war crimes! [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0612/S00022.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0612/S00020.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0612/S00016.htm

    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Scoop Report - UN Indigenous Peoples Declaration Vote Postponed [1]
  • Balkans - Kosovo: Protesters Attack UN HQ; No Injuries [2]
  • Timor Leste - ADF Reduces Numbers In Timor–Leste [3]
  • Africa - World Not Living Up To Its Responsibility - Darfur [4]
  • Africa - ‘Serious Violation’ Of Peace Agreement In Sudan [5]
  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0612/S00001.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0612/S00021.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0612/S00017.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0612/S00014.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0612/S00011.htm

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