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Top Scoop Stories - 26 November 2008 News Summary

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

NZ POLITICS
Privacy: Kiwis Keen To Give Biometric Info To Banks

Health: Drug Company Scaremongering, Says PHARMAC

White Ribbon Day: Police Commissioners Say No To Family Violence

Hospitals: Ryall Performs Triage On Emergency Departments

Lucifer's Election? Christian Candidate Analyses Election Failure

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH
Tourism: Paddington's Travels To NZ Likely To Cost More

Business Confidence: Look Out Goliath - David Is Crowned

Sharemilker Awards: Don't Have A Cow…Man

Petrol Prices: Still Cheaper Than Designer Water

COMMENT
End Of Hegemony: US National Intelligence Council

Venezuela: Democracy In Action

Martin LeFevre: The Clintons For Secretary Of State!

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

J. Sri Raman: New Deal On South Asian Nukes?

LIFESTYLE
Summer Again: Jandal Day Supports New Zealand Surf Lifeguards

Sport: Golfing Great Honoured At Clearwater

On This Week: Handle the Jandal DIY Music Video Awards

Reading: Book Judges Prepare To Get Sand In Spinal Cracks

WORLD
Kamala Sarup: Those With HIV Face Other Dangers

Africa: Humanitarian Conditions Worsen In Zimbabwe

Gender Issues: Violence Against Women Remains Widespread

Education of Youth: Millions Of Children With No Hope Of Education

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


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LEAD STORY

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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 – which would entail the wholesale contracting out of council services and the privatizing of water and roads, along lines set out in Hide’s private members’ bills on the subject. Or will Key do the exact opposite – and try to repeat what Kevin Rudd is doing right now in Australia? More »[1]

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


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NZ POLITICS

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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

White Ribbon Day: Police Commissioners Say No To 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]
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[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]
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[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/S00321.htm [12]
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00282.htm [13]
[14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0811/S00199.htm [14]
[15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00199.htm [15]
[16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00367.htm [16]
[17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00195.htm [17]
[18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/world/15788.html [18]
[19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/world/15773.html [19]
[20] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/business/15819.html [20]
[21] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/15832.html [21]


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]


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


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Tourism: Paddington's Travels To NZ Likely To Cost More
The UK Government's move to reform air passenger duty from two to four distance bands, increasing the cost of flying to New Zealand, is just the start of actions New Zealanders will see from throughout the world in a bid to lower emissions. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00324.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. 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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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

Martin LeFevre: The Clintons For Secretary Of State!
As the US and global economy continue to melt down, and a clean break with the past is urgently required, Barack Obama is looking backward, inveigling the Clintons to be his Secretary of State duo. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00352.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

J. Sri Raman: New Deal On South Asian Nukes?
Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari came out last Saturday with yet another series of statements to cause more than mere ripples in South Asia. He did so especially with pronouncements on the nuclear weapons issues between India and Pakistan that ... More »[1]

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LIFESTYLE

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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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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]

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WORLD

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Kamala Sarup: Those With HIV Face Other Dangers
Many people infected with the AIDS virus face personal peril from a different front. According to Human Rights Watch, ''People living with HIV/AIDS and those thought to be infected have been imprisoned, assaulted and even murdered.'' More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00474.htm

Africa: Humanitarian Conditions Worsen In Zimbabwe
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced alarm at the deteriorating humanitarian conditions inside Zimbabwe, where an estimated 6 million people could soon require food aid. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00476.htm

Gender Issues: Violence Against Women Remains Widespread
Violence against women is the least punished crime in the world, United Nations officials said today, urging governments to end the widespread impunity and to take measures to ensure that laws and policies aim to protect women. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00455.htm

Education of Youth: Millions Of Children With No Hope Of Education
Millions of children around the world are denied opportunities to go to school, condemning them to a life of poverty, a United Nations report says today, blaming governments and international aid donors for not taking on the task of reducing global inequalities. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00459.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

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